The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £421 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 56 43
Rank change year-on-year +34 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 34 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 6.04% 2.53% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.23% 2.55% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 4
Median daily rate £421 £370 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.85% -10.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £42.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +8.33%  

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 546 548 431
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 96.98% 98.92% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 368 297
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 36 20
Median hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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 29 March 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in South Wales over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 29 March 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
Cardiff +37 17 £418 +19.28% 1
Newport -6 4 £475 +28.37% 1
Software Engineer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 70 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 32 (45.71%) C++
3 30 (42.86%) UML
4 25 (35.71%) Security Cleared
5 22 (31.43%) C
6 21 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (30.00%) SC Cleared
7 19 (27.14%) OO
8 17 (24.29%) Linux
9 15 (21.43%) Windows
9 15 (21.43%) Change Control
10 14 (20.00%) Multithreading
10 14 (20.00%) OOD
10 14 (20.00%) SDLC
10 14 (20.00%) Multithreaded Programming
11 13 (18.57%) Java
11 13 (18.57%) Git (software)
12 11 (15.71%) Requirements Management
12 11 (15.71%) Scrum
12 11 (15.71%) VoIP
12 11 (15.71%) SNMP
12 11 (15.71%) TCP/IP
13 10 (14.29%) Microsoft
13 10 (14.29%) Eclipse
13 10 (14.29%) GCC
13 10 (14.29%) RESTful
13 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (12.86%) Open Source
14 9 (12.86%) Python
14 9 (12.86%) Embedded C

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 3 (4.29%) Tornado
2 2 (2.86%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (2.86%) Liferay
3 1 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.71%) SNMP
1 11 (15.71%) TCP/IP
1 11 (15.71%) VoIP
2 3 (4.29%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.57%) MongoDB
2 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.29%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (4.29%) MySQL
3 3 (4.29%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.29%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.29%) SQLite
4 2 (2.86%) Neo4j
4 2 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.43%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (1.43%) MS Access
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (18.57%) Git (software)
2 10 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 10 (14.29%) GCC
3 5 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.86%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.86%) JUnit
4 2 (2.86%) Maven
4 2 (2.86%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.43%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.43%) Subversion
General
1 2 (2.86%) Automotive
2 1 (1.43%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.43%) Military
2 1 (1.43%) Publishing
2 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.29%) RESTful
2 6 (8.57%) Spring
3 5 (7.14%) Web Services
4 4 (5.71%) HTML
5 3 (4.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 3 (4.29%) Flask
5 3 (4.29%) JSON
5 3 (4.29%) Kafka
5 3 (4.29%) Middleware
5 3 (4.29%) REST
5 3 (4.29%) Spring Boot
5 3 (4.29%) ZeroMQ
6 2 (2.86%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (2.86%) CSS
6 2 (2.86%) HTML5
6 2 (2.86%) iXBRL
6 2 (2.86%) Node.js
6 2 (2.86%) OAuth
6 2 (2.86%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.86%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.86%) Life Science
4 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (24.29%) Linux
2 15 (21.43%) Windows
3 3 (4.29%) Android
3 3 (4.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 30 (42.86%) UML
3 21 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (27.14%) OO
5 15 (21.43%) Change Control
6 14 (20.00%) Multithreaded Programming
6 14 (20.00%) Multithreading
6 14 (20.00%) OOD
6 14 (20.00%) SDLC
7 11 (15.71%) Requirements Management
7 11 (15.71%) Scrum
8 9 (12.86%) Open Source
9 6 (8.57%) BDD
9 6 (8.57%) Kanban
9 6 (8.57%) Microservices
9 6 (8.57%) TDD
10 5 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (7.14%) DevOps
11 4 (5.71%) Human Factors
11 4 (5.71%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 32 (45.71%) C++
2 22 (31.43%) C
3 13 (18.57%) Java
4 9 (12.86%) Embedded C
4 9 (12.86%) Python
5 4 (5.71%) Assembly Language
5 4 (5.71%) C#
5 4 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.71%) SQL
6 3 (4.29%) Go
6 3 (4.29%) Scala
7 2 (2.86%) Embedded C++
7 2 (2.86%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 21 (30.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) JTAG
2 1 (1.43%) MISRA
2 1 (1.43%) MISRA C
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) Firmware
Vendors
1 10 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.29%) Oracle
2 3 (4.29%) Splunk
3 1 (1.43%) Green Hills