Period
to 21 October 2017

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 6 months to 21 October 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
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 33 39
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6 +7
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 22 26 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 3.71% 4.45% 5.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.33% 5.38% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 37
Cardiff median daily rate £412 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £313 £199 £290
90th Percentile £510 £858 £425
South Wales median daily rate £393 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.88% +14.29% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Cardiff median hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +90.48% -
10th Percentile £17.55 £40.00 £20.50
90th Percentile £37.25 £40.00 £21.50
South Wales median hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -8.75% +90.48% -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 508 483 686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 85.67% 82.71% 82.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 376 558
Cardiff median daily rate £374 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £175 £200 £225
90th Percentile £501 £525 £475
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £363
% change year-on-year -6.25% +10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 18
Cardiff median hourly rate £16.93 £13.00 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.23% -12.61% +23.96%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.75 £10.10
90th Percentile £39.50 £26.60 £20.45
South Wales median hourly rate £23.07 £18.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +28.17% +28.57% -7.44%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

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 6 months to 21 October 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 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineering in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) Unit Testing
2 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 5 (22.73%) Windows
3 5 (22.73%) UML
3 5 (22.73%) OO
3 5 (22.73%) Python
3 5 (22.73%) SDLC
4 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (18.18%) Java
4 4 (18.18%) C++
4 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
4 4 (18.18%) Web Services
4 4 (18.18%) Scrum
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (13.64%) Multithreading
5 3 (13.64%) Matrix Management
5 3 (13.64%) jQuery
5 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
5 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
5 3 (13.64%) Ajax
5 3 (13.64%) JSON
5 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (13.64%) Software Architecture
5 3 (13.64%) HTML5
5 3 (13.64%) Android
5 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
5 3 (13.64%) Change Control
5 3 (13.64%) Agile Project Management

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 2 (9.09%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.09%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) RDBMS
1 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Big Data
2 2 (9.09%) HBase
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Hive
3 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.64%) Grunt
2 3 (13.64%) gulp
3 2 (9.09%) Eclipse
3 2 (9.09%) Gradle
3 2 (9.09%) JProfiler
3 2 (9.09%) JUnit
3 2 (9.09%) SonarQube
3 2 (9.09%) Subversion
4 1 (4.55%) MSBuild
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (4.55%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.55%) Back Office
1 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Developer
2 7 (31.82%) Software Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Software Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Android Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Python Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Digital Delivery Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Embedded Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Scrum Master
5 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Big Data Developer
6 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) IT Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Web Services
2 3 (13.64%) Ajax
2 3 (13.64%) CSS
2 3 (13.64%) Flask
2 3 (13.64%) HTML
2 3 (13.64%) HTML5
2 3 (13.64%) jQuery
2 3 (13.64%) JSON
3 2 (9.09%) .NET
3 2 (9.09%) CSS3
3 2 (9.09%) Hibernate
3 2 (9.09%) J2EE
3 2 (9.09%) JPA
3 2 (9.09%) Kafka
3 2 (9.09%) Node.js
3 2 (9.09%) OpenGL
3 2 (9.09%) Spring
3 2 (9.09%) XML
3 2 (9.09%) XSLT
4 1 (4.55%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (4.55%) Device Driver
3 1 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.55%) Handset
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
3 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.55%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Android
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
2 6 (27.27%) Unit Testing
3 5 (22.73%) OO
3 5 (22.73%) SDLC
3 5 (22.73%) UML
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (18.18%) Scrum
5 3 (13.64%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (13.64%) Android Development
5 3 (13.64%) Change Control
5 3 (13.64%) Coaching
5 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Matrix Management
5 3 (13.64%) Microservices
5 3 (13.64%) Multithreading
5 3 (13.64%) Project Management
5 3 (13.64%) Software Architecture
5 3 (13.64%) TDD
5 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) Python
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) C++
2 4 (18.18%) Java
3 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.09%) C
4 2 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (4.55%) ActionScript
5 1 (4.55%) ActionScript 2.0
5 1 (4.55%) ActionScript 3.0
5 1 (4.55%) Assembly Language
5 1 (4.55%) Embedded C
5 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.55%) Scala
5 1 (4.55%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Def Stans
1 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.55%) MISRA
1 1 (4.55%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Green Hills
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Perforce
3 1 (4.55%) Cloudera
3 1 (4.55%) Intel