The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Engineering
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 27 20
Rank change year-on-year +14 -7  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 27 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 8.28% 4.51% 6.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.34% 5.83% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 21
Median daily rate £418 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.33% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £420 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.73% +5.62%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 289 223 268
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 88.65% 77.43% 82.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 169 211
Median daily rate £360 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.09% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 11
Median hourly rate £16.28 £19.63 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.04% +26.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £35.00 £19.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Cardiff

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineering in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Cardiff

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Cardiff over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Cardiff

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Cardiff

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Cardiff over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineering in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 21 (44.68%) C++
2 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (31.91%) UML
4 14 (29.79%) Scrum
5 13 (27.66%) Windows
6 11 (23.40%) Java
7 10 (21.28%) Linux
7 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
7 10 (21.28%) Kafka
8 9 (19.15%) Test Automation
8 9 (19.15%) JSON
8 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
8 9 (19.15%) OO
9 8 (17.02%) HTML
9 8 (17.02%) Microservices
9 8 (17.02%) SDLC
10 7 (14.89%) Relational Database
10 7 (14.89%) Change Control
10 7 (14.89%) Spring Boot
10 7 (14.89%) Multithreaded Programming
10 7 (14.89%) Multithreading
10 7 (14.89%) RESTful
10 7 (14.89%) Spring
11 6 (12.77%) Configuration Management
11 6 (12.77%) Python
11 6 (12.77%) OOD
11 6 (12.77%) MongoDB
12 5 (10.64%) REST
12 5 (10.64%) Continuous Deployment
12 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills

Software Engineering
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.38%) Apache Spark
1 3 (6.38%) Tornado
2 2 (4.26%) Apache
2 2 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) Relational Database
2 6 (12.77%) MongoDB
3 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
4 4 (8.51%) Neo4j
4 4 (8.51%) RDBMS
5 3 (6.38%) Big Data
5 3 (6.38%) HBase
5 3 (6.38%) MySQL
5 3 (6.38%) SQLite
6 2 (4.26%) Apache Hive
6 2 (4.26%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.13%) Impala
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (2.13%) Pentaho
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Visual Studio
2 4 (8.51%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.26%) Subversion
4 1 (2.13%) Grunt
4 1 (2.13%) gulp
4 1 (2.13%) MSBuild
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.13%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (8.51%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Automotive
2 1 (2.13%) Back Office
2 1 (2.13%) Marketing
2 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (59.57%) Software Engineer
2 14 (29.79%) Developer
3 10 (21.28%) Senior Software Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) Java Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Embedded Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Android Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Java Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Digital Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Java Software Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Scrum Master
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Java Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.13%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.13%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) IT Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.28%) Kafka
2 9 (19.15%) JSON
3 8 (17.02%) HTML
4 7 (14.89%) RESTful
4 7 (14.89%) Spring
4 7 (14.89%) Spring Boot
5 5 (10.64%) REST
6 4 (8.51%) Dropwizard
6 4 (8.51%) Flask
6 4 (8.51%) Hibernate
6 4 (8.51%) HTML5
6 4 (8.51%) iXBRL
6 4 (8.51%) JAX-RS
6 4 (8.51%) Middleware
7 3 (6.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (6.38%) ZeroMQ
8 2 (4.26%) .NET
8 2 (4.26%) OAuth
8 2 (4.26%) OpenGL
8 2 (4.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.38%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (4.26%) Life Science
3 2 (4.26%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (2.13%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.13%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.13%) Handset
4 1 (2.13%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.13%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.66%) Windows
2 10 (21.28%) Linux
3 4 (8.51%) Mac OS X
3 4 (8.51%) Unix
4 3 (6.38%) Android
5 2 (4.26%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.91%) UML
3 14 (29.79%) Scrum
4 9 (19.15%) OO
4 9 (19.15%) Test Automation
5 8 (17.02%) Microservices
5 8 (17.02%) SDLC
6 7 (14.89%) Change Control
6 7 (14.89%) Multithreaded Programming
6 7 (14.89%) Multithreading
7 6 (12.77%) Configuration Management
7 6 (12.77%) OOD
8 5 (10.64%) Continuous Deployment
8 5 (10.64%) Human Factors
8 5 (10.64%) Use Case
9 4 (8.51%) Unit Testing
10 3 (6.38%) Informatics
10 3 (6.38%) Matrix Management
10 3 (6.38%) Software Architecture
10 3 (6.38%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 21 (44.68%) C++
2 11 (23.40%) Java
3 6 (12.77%) Python
4 5 (10.64%) C
4 5 (10.64%) C#
5 4 (8.51%) Embedded C
5 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.51%) SQL
6 3 (6.38%) Assembly Language
6 3 (6.38%) Go
7 1 (2.13%) ActionScript
7 1 (2.13%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (2.13%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (2.13%) Embedded C++
7 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.13%) Scala
7 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.38%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (6.38%) Degree
2 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.13%) Def Stans
2 1 (2.13%) MISRA
2 1 (2.13%) MISRA C
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Kibana
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) Cloudera
3 2 (4.26%) Green Hills
4 1 (2.13%) Intel