Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 27 94
Rank change year-on-year -11 +67 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 38 67 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.06% 5.99% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.19% 6.10% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 42 14
South Wales median daily rate £415 £415 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.48% +20.83%
10th Percentile £371 £360 £311
90th Percentile £471 £525 £448
Wales median daily rate £418 £415 £363
% change year-on-year +0.60% +14.48% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
South Wales median hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.75% - -
Wales median hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -8.75% - -

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South Wales
Contract vacancies in South Wales with a recognized job title 908 1098 1249
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.01% 98.21% 96.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 751 942
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £168 £193 £213
90th Percentile £520 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 68 54
South Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +4.20% +10.19%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.40 £9.58
90th Percentile £47.15 £72.25 £28.68
Wales median hourly rate £15.24 £13.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year +12.89% -1.82% -5.17%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newport 0 18 £425 +5.59%
Cardiff -9 8 £413 -10.81% 2
Caerphilly - 5 £435 -
Bridgend - 1 - -
Software Engineer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 37 (97.37%) Software Engineering
2 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (42.11%) C++
3 16 (42.11%) UML
3 16 (42.11%) Multithreading
4 15 (39.47%) Change Control
4 15 (39.47%) OO
4 15 (39.47%) OOD
4 15 (39.47%) Multithreaded Programming
5 14 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (31.58%) C
7 11 (28.95%) Java
7 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
8 10 (26.32%) SQL
8 10 (26.32%) Visual Studio
8 10 (26.32%) RDBMS
8 10 (26.32%) Relational Database
9 9 (23.68%) Green Hills
9 9 (23.68%) Def Stans
10 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
10 8 (21.05%) Ingres
11 7 (18.42%) AIX
11 7 (18.42%) Unix
11 7 (18.42%) JavaScript
11 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
11 7 (18.42%) OpenROAD
11 7 (18.42%) Aerospace
11 7 (18.42%) Automotive
11 7 (18.42%) Software Architecture
11 7 (18.42%) Subversion

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 7 (18.42%) OpenROAD
2 3 (7.89%) SAS
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (26.32%) RDBMS
1 10 (26.32%) Relational Database
2 8 (21.05%) Ingres
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.63%) Base SAS
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (2.63%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Visual Studio
2 7 (18.42%) Subversion
3 6 (15.79%) Git (software)
3 6 (15.79%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (5.26%) Ant
4 2 (5.26%) Eclipse
4 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.26%) Maven
4 2 (5.26%) Toad
5 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.63%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (2.63%) Selenium
5 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (18.42%) Aerospace
1 7 (18.42%) Automotive
2 2 (5.26%) Publishing
3 1 (2.63%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) D3.js
2 4 (10.53%) .NET
3 2 (5.26%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.26%) OpenGL
3 2 (5.26%) React
4 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.63%) Code First Entity Framework
4 1 (2.63%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.63%) LINQ
4 1 (2.63%) ODBC
4 1 (2.63%) RESTful
4 1 (2.63%) SVG
4 1 (2.63%) WCF
4 1 (2.63%) Web Services
4 1 (2.63%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Device Driver
2 2 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) AIX
1 7 (18.42%) Unix
2 4 (10.53%) Windows
3 2 (5.26%) Linux
3 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (97.37%) Software Engineering
2 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (42.11%) Multithreading
3 16 (42.11%) UML
4 15 (39.47%) Change Control
4 15 (39.47%) Multithreaded Programming
4 15 (39.47%) OO
4 15 (39.47%) OOD
5 7 (18.42%) Coaching
5 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
5 7 (18.42%) Mentoring
5 7 (18.42%) Software Architecture
5 7 (18.42%) Static Code Analysis
6 6 (15.79%) Microservices
6 6 (15.79%) Service Delivery
7 5 (13.16%) Data Visualisation
7 5 (13.16%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (13.16%) Visualisation
7 5 (13.16%) Web Design
8 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) C++
2 12 (31.58%) C
3 11 (28.95%) Java
4 10 (26.32%) SQL
5 7 (18.42%) Ingres ABF
5 7 (18.42%) JavaScript
6 5 (13.16%) C#
7 3 (7.89%) Python
8 1 (2.63%) Assembly Language
8 1 (2.63%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.63%) R
8 1 (2.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (5.26%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) Def Stans
2 7 (18.42%) MISRA
2 7 (18.42%) MISRA C
3 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.68%) Green Hills
3 4 (10.53%) Oracle
4 2 (5.26%) Intel
4 2 (5.26%) VMware
5 1 (2.63%) Nintex