The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £393 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 35 61
Rank change year-on-year +18 +26  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 40 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 7.53% 4.23% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.86% 4.35% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 14 5
Median daily rate £393 £390 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.64% +6.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £370 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £443 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £381 £348
% change year-on-year +2.95% +9.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £42.13 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.26% +5.31%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 509 460 562
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 95.86% 97.25% 97.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 306 424
Median daily rate £355 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.98% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £187 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 26 22
Median hourly rate £16.28 £13.50 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.59% -1.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.88 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.40 £41.05 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in South Wales

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineer in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in South Wales

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in South Wales over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in South Wales

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in South Wales

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newport -2 12 £400 +2.56% 5
Cardiff +8 11 £407 +12.13% 4
Caerphilly - 4 £435 -
Bridgend - 1 - -
Software Engineer
Wales

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 75 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 41 (54.67%) C++
3 34 (45.33%) UML
4 26 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (30.67%) OO
5 23 (30.67%) Windows
6 21 (28.00%) Multithreading
7 20 (26.67%) C
7 20 (26.67%) Microsoft
7 20 (26.67%) Change Control
8 19 (25.33%) Multithreaded Programming
8 19 (25.33%) OOD
8 19 (25.33%) Security Cleared
9 18 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (21.33%) SDLC
11 14 (18.67%) Visual Studio
12 11 (14.67%) Linux
12 11 (14.67%) RDBMS
12 11 (14.67%) Relational Database
13 10 (13.33%) C#
13 10 (13.33%) Java
13 10 (13.33%) SC Cleared
13 10 (13.33%) Green Hills
14 9 (12.00%) Subversion
14 9 (12.00%) Use Case
14 9 (12.00%) SQL
14 9 (12.00%) Configuration Management
14 9 (12.00%) Scrum
15 8 (10.67%) Unit Testing
15 8 (10.67%) Integration Testing

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 5 (6.67%) OpenROAD
2 3 (4.00%) SAS
2 3 (4.00%) Tornado
3 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.67%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.33%) Apache
4 1 (1.33%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) Bluetooth
1 4 (5.33%) SNMP
1 4 (5.33%) TCP/IP
1 4 (5.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.67%) RDBMS
1 11 (14.67%) Relational Database
2 7 (9.33%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.00%) Ingres
4 4 (5.33%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (4.00%) MySQL
5 3 (4.00%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.00%) SQLite
6 1 (1.33%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.33%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.33%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.33%) HBase
6 1 (1.33%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (1.33%) MS Access
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.33%) Pentaho
6 1 (1.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 14 (18.67%) Visual Studio
2 9 (12.00%) Subversion
3 8 (10.67%) Rational Rhapsody
4 6 (8.00%) Eclipse
4 6 (8.00%) Git (software)
5 5 (6.67%) Jenkins
6 4 (5.33%) GCC
7 2 (2.67%) Ant
7 2 (2.67%) Maven
7 2 (2.67%) Toad
8 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.33%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.33%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (6.67%) Automotive
2 4 (5.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.33%) Back Office
3 1 (1.33%) Retail
3 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.00%) OpenGL
2 4 (5.33%) HTML
2 4 (5.33%) HTML5
2 4 (5.33%) RESTful
3 3 (4.00%) .NET
3 3 (4.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 3 (4.00%) Flask
3 3 (4.00%) Middleware
3 3 (4.00%) REST
3 3 (4.00%) Web Services
3 3 (4.00%) ZeroMQ
4 2 (2.67%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.67%) JSON
4 2 (2.67%) Kafka
4 2 (2.67%) OAuth
4 2 (2.67%) React
4 2 (2.67%) Spring
5 1 (1.33%) iXBRL
5 1 (1.33%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.33%) Device Driver
3 4 (5.33%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.67%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (30.67%) Windows
2 11 (14.67%) Linux
3 5 (6.67%) AIX
3 5 (6.67%) Unix
3 5 (6.67%) Windows 10
4 3 (4.00%) Android
4 3 (4.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 34 (45.33%) UML
3 26 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (30.67%) OO
5 21 (28.00%) Multithreading
6 20 (26.67%) Change Control
7 19 (25.33%) Multithreaded Programming
7 19 (25.33%) OOD
8 16 (21.33%) SDLC
9 9 (12.00%) Configuration Management
9 9 (12.00%) Scrum
9 9 (12.00%) Use Case
10 8 (10.67%) Coaching
10 8 (10.67%) Human Factors
10 8 (10.67%) Integration Testing
10 8 (10.67%) Unit Testing
11 7 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (9.33%) Mentoring
11 7 (9.33%) Static Code Analysis
12 5 (6.67%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (54.67%) C++
2 20 (26.67%) C
3 10 (13.33%) C#
3 10 (13.33%) Java
4 9 (12.00%) SQL
5 7 (9.33%) Embedded C
5 7 (9.33%) Python
6 6 (8.00%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.67%) Ingres ABF
8 3 (4.00%) Assembly Language
9 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.33%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.33%) Go
10 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.33%) R
Qualifications
1 19 (25.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.33%) Degree
4 3 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.67%) Def Stans
2 7 (9.33%) MISRA
2 7 (9.33%) MISRA C
3 3 (4.00%) JTAG
4 1 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) Firmware
2 1 (1.33%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) Kibana
Vendors
1 20 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.33%) Green Hills
3 7 (9.33%) Oracle
4 4 (5.33%) Intel
5 2 (2.67%) Nintex
6 1 (1.33%) Cloudera