Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 18 November 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 12 46
Rank change year-on-year -8 +34 +15
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 66 105 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 6.95% 9.33% 4.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.33% 11.16% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 66 57
South Wales median daily rate £400 £415 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +18.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £313 £311 £290
90th Percentile £500 £581 £453
Wales median daily rate £415 £441 £350
% change year-on-year -5.95% +26.07% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
South Wales median hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +90.48% -
10th Percentile £19.83 £40.00 £20.50
90th Percentile £41.80 £40.00 £21.50
Wales median hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -8.75% - -

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 South Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 792 941 1043
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 83.37% 83.57% 81.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 675 807
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £175 £222 £229
90th Percentile £525 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £388 £400 £360
% change year-on-year -3.13% +11.27% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 43 34
South Wales median hourly rate £20.69 £18.75 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.35% +18.11% +9.48%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.45 £9.58
90th Percentile £51.00 £61.25 £35.33
Wales median hourly rate £20.69 £18.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +14.94% +14.29% -1.56%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in South Wales

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in South Wales

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in South Wales over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in South Wales

Software Engineering
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 Engineering in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in South Wales

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in South Wales over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineering in South Wales

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 18 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 +1 31 £388 -6.63% 2
Cardiff -13 18 £415 -2.35% 3
Caerphilly - 5 £435 -
Bridgend +10 1 - - 1
Software Engineering
Wales

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 29 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (36.36%) SQL
3 23 (34.85%) Microsoft
4 20 (30.30%) C
5 18 (27.27%) Configuration Management
5 18 (27.27%) Multithreading
6 17 (25.76%) Security Cleared
6 17 (25.76%) Test Automation
6 17 (25.76%) C++
6 17 (25.76%) UML
6 17 (25.76%) OO
7 16 (24.24%) Change Control
7 16 (24.24%) Multithreaded Programming
8 15 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (22.73%) Oracle
8 15 (22.73%) OOD
9 14 (21.21%) RDBMS
9 14 (21.21%) Java
9 14 (21.21%) Relational Database
10 12 (18.18%) Coaching
10 12 (18.18%) Defect Management
11 11 (16.67%) Mentoring
11 11 (16.67%) Visual Studio
11 11 (16.67%) Ingres
11 11 (16.67%) Project Management
11 11 (16.67%) Test Scripting
12 10 (15.15%) Green Hills
12 10 (15.15%) VLAN
12 10 (15.15%) Unified Process
12 10 (15.15%) HP

Software Engineering
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 9 (13.64%) OpenROAD
2 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.58%) IIS
3 5 (7.58%) MS Exchange
4 4 (6.06%) SAS
5 2 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.52%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (15.15%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.03%) GitHub
2 2 (3.03%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.15%) VLAN
2 5 (7.58%) VSAN
3 1 (1.52%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.21%) RDBMS
1 14 (21.21%) Relational Database
2 11 (16.67%) Ingres
3 10 (15.15%) SQL Server
4 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.03%) Base SAS
6 2 (3.03%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (1.52%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.52%) Big Data
7 1 (1.52%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.52%) HBase
7 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 11 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 8 (12.12%) Git (software)
2 8 (12.12%) Subversion
3 6 (9.09%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (6.06%) Eclipse
5 2 (3.03%) Ant
5 2 (3.03%) Gradle
5 2 (3.03%) Grunt
5 2 (3.03%) gulp
5 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.03%) JProfiler
5 2 (3.03%) JUnit
5 2 (3.03%) Maven
5 2 (3.03%) SonarQube
5 2 (3.03%) Toad
6 1 (1.52%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.52%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.52%) Selenium
6 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (12.12%) Aerospace
1 8 (12.12%) Automotive
2 6 (9.09%) Romanian Language
3 2 (3.03%) Publishing
4 1 (1.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 38 (57.58%) Software Engineer
2 18 (27.27%) Senior Software Engineer
3 10 (15.15%) Test Engineer
4 9 (13.64%) Developer
5 4 (6.06%) Java Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Java Software Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Systems Test Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) .NET Software Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Business Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) C# Software Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Digital Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Digital Business Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Python Developer
6 3 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Senior C# Software Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) .NET
2 4 (6.06%) D3.js
2 4 (6.06%) Web Services
3 3 (4.55%) AngularJS
3 3 (4.55%) Flask
3 3 (4.55%) React
4 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.03%) CSS
4 2 (3.03%) CSS3
4 2 (3.03%) HTML
4 2 (3.03%) HTML5
4 2 (3.03%) J2EE
4 2 (3.03%) JPA
4 2 (3.03%) jQuery
4 2 (3.03%) JSON
4 2 (3.03%) Node.js
4 2 (3.03%) ODBC
4 2 (3.03%) OpenGL
4 2 (3.03%) XML
4 2 (3.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.55%) User Experience
4 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.03%) Device Driver
4 2 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.52%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.52%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.15%) Windows
2 9 (13.64%) AIX
2 9 (13.64%) Unix
3 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (7.58%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.55%) Linux
6 2 (3.03%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.52%) Android
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (27.27%) Configuration Management
2 18 (27.27%) Multithreading
3 17 (25.76%) OO
3 17 (25.76%) Test Automation
3 17 (25.76%) UML
4 16 (24.24%) Change Control
4 16 (24.24%) Multithreaded Programming
5 15 (22.73%) OOD
6 12 (18.18%) Coaching
6 12 (18.18%) Defect Management
7 11 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 11 (16.67%) Project Management
7 11 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 10 (15.15%) Performance Monitoring
8 10 (15.15%) PRINCE2
8 10 (15.15%) RUP
8 10 (15.15%) Test Management
8 10 (15.15%) Unified Process
9 9 (13.64%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 24 (36.36%) SQL
2 20 (30.30%) C
3 17 (25.76%) C++
4 14 (21.21%) Java
5 9 (13.64%) Ingres ABF
5 9 (13.64%) JavaScript
6 8 (12.12%) Python
7 7 (10.61%) C#
8 3 (4.55%) Scala
9 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.03%) R
10 1 (1.52%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.52%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (25.76%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.12%) ISEB
2 8 (12.12%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (4.55%) Degree
4 2 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.15%) Def Stans
2 8 (12.12%) MISRA
2 8 (12.12%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.58%) VMware Workstation
2 5 (7.58%) vSphere
3 2 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.52%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 10 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (7.58%) SCCM
2 5 (7.58%) SCOM
2 5 (7.58%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 23 (34.85%) Microsoft
2 15 (22.73%) Oracle
3 10 (15.15%) Green Hills
3 10 (15.15%) HP
4 7 (10.61%) VMware
5 5 (7.58%) BMC
6 2 (3.03%) Cloudera
6 2 (3.03%) Intel
6 2 (3.03%) Nintex
6 2 (3.03%) Perforce