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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 9 34
Rank change year-on-year -7 +25  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 24 67 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 7.23% 16.07% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.36% 18.66% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 58 3
Median daily rate £418 £364 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.77% +3.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £33.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97%  

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 287 359 202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 86.45% 86.09% 79.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 257 150
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 11
Median hourly rate £32.50 £13.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -22.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £13.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.63 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Cardiff

Software Engineering
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 28 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (38.89%) Java
3 19 (35.19%) Scrum
4 18 (33.33%) RESTful
4 18 (33.33%) MongoDB
5 17 (31.48%) Linux
6 16 (29.63%) JSON
6 16 (29.63%) Spring
6 16 (29.63%) Kafka
6 16 (29.63%) Spring Boot
6 16 (29.63%) Microservices
7 15 (27.78%) Security Cleared
7 15 (27.78%) C++
8 14 (25.93%) HTML
8 14 (25.93%) UML
9 13 (24.07%) REST
10 12 (22.22%) Neo4j
10 12 (22.22%) Relational Database
10 12 (22.22%) Continuous Deployment
11 11 (20.37%) Dropwizard
11 11 (20.37%) Hibernate
11 11 (20.37%) HTTP
11 11 (20.37%) JAX-RS
11 11 (20.37%) iXBRL
11 11 (20.37%) Cucumber
11 11 (20.37%) SC Cleared
12 10 (18.52%) Unix
12 10 (18.52%) C
12 10 (18.52%) Web Design
12 10 (18.52%) Mac OS X

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 (5.56%) Tornado
2 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.37%) HTTP
2 3 (5.56%) SNMP
2 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 12 (22.22%) Neo4j
2 12 (22.22%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.56%) MySQL
4 3 (5.56%) RDBMS
4 3 (5.56%) SQLite
5 1 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (20.37%) Cucumber
2 5 (9.26%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.56%) Eclipse
3 3 (5.56%) GCC
4 2 (3.70%) Grunt
4 2 (3.70%) gulp
5 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (12.96%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Publishing
3 1 (1.85%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 29 (53.70%) Software Engineer
2 21 (38.89%) Developer
3 18 (33.33%) Java Developer
4 12 (22.22%) Senior Software Engineer
5 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
6 6 (11.11%) C Software Engineer
6 6 (11.11%) Embedded Engineer
6 6 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Analyst
7 5 (9.26%) Business Analyst
7 5 (9.26%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (9.26%) Senior Business Analyst
7 5 (9.26%) Senior C Software Engineer
8 4 (7.41%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) Agile Developer
9 3 (5.56%) Agile Java Developer
9 3 (5.56%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) Java Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) Java Software Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (33.33%) RESTful
2 16 (29.63%) JSON
2 16 (29.63%) Kafka
2 16 (29.63%) Spring
2 16 (29.63%) Spring Boot
3 14 (25.93%) HTML
4 13 (24.07%) REST
5 11 (20.37%) Dropwizard
5 11 (20.37%) Hibernate
5 11 (20.37%) iXBRL
5 11 (20.37%) JAX-RS
6 3 (5.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (5.56%) CSS
6 3 (5.56%) Flask
6 3 (5.56%) HTML5
6 3 (5.56%) Middleware
6 3 (5.56%) Web Services
6 3 (5.56%) ZeroMQ
7 2 (3.70%) .NET
7 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Embedded Systems
1 4 (7.41%) NHS
2 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.70%) Life Science
3 2 (3.70%) User Experience
3 2 (3.70%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 17 (31.48%) Linux
2 10 (18.52%) Mac OS X
2 10 (18.52%) Unix
3 6 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (35.19%) Scrum
3 16 (29.63%) Microservices
4 14 (25.93%) UML
5 12 (22.22%) Continuous Deployment
6 10 (18.52%) Configuration Management
6 10 (18.52%) Responsive Web Design
6 10 (18.52%) Web Design
7 8 (14.81%) OO
8 7 (12.96%) Use Case
9 6 (11.11%) Business Analysis
10 5 (9.26%) Change Control
10 5 (9.26%) Multithreaded Programming
10 5 (9.26%) Multithreading
10 5 (9.26%) OOD
10 5 (9.26%) Project Management
10 5 (9.26%) SDLC
10 5 (9.26%) Translating Business Requirements
11 3 (5.56%) Requirements Management
11 3 (5.56%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.89%) Java
2 15 (27.78%) C++
3 10 (18.52%) C
3 10 (18.52%) Go
4 6 (11.11%) Embedded C
5 4 (7.41%) Assembly Language
5 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.56%) C#
6 3 (5.56%) Python
7 2 (3.70%) Embedded C++
7 2 (3.70%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.85%) Scala
8 1 (1.85%) SQL
8 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 11 (20.37%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (7.41%) ISEB
4 1 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle