Period
to 19 February 2019

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 19 February 2019 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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 24 28 13
Rank change year-on-year +4 -15 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 108 66 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 7.57% 5.53% 10.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.87% 6.50% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 40 85
South Wales median daily rate £425 £395 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -7.06% +21.43%
10th Percentile £323 £317 £316
90th Percentile £500 £538 £575
Wales median daily rate £425 £415 £425
% change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
South Wales median hourly rate £29.50 £55.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.36% +37.50% +90.48%
Wales median hourly rate £29.50 £55.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -46.36% +37.50% +5.26%

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 1,218 1,015 962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 85.35% 85.01% 85.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 869 685 711
South Wales median daily rate £425 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -1.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £287 £202 £185
90th Percentile £609 £529 £538
Wales median daily rate £425 £400 £410
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 36 47
South Wales median hourly rate £22.01 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.97% +21.95% +46.43%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £12.23
90th Percentile £43.87 £77.50 £77.50
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £33.78 £20.00
% change year-on-year -44.14% +68.90% +37.93%

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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019. 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 +12 61 £405 +8.00% 19
Cardiff -9 30 £425 +6.92% 29
Gwent - 6 - -
Torfaen - 1 - - 7
Monmouthshire - 1 £425 - 2
Software Engineering
Wales

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 37 (34.26%) UML
1 37 (34.26%) Security Cleared
2 36 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 33 (30.56%) OO
4 32 (29.63%) C#
5 31 (28.70%) .NET
6 30 (27.78%) C
6 30 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (21.30%) JavaScript
8 22 (20.37%) HTML
8 22 (20.37%) CSS
8 22 (20.37%) Customer Requirements
9 20 (18.52%) Self-Motivation
9 20 (18.52%) Linux
9 20 (18.52%) C++
9 20 (18.52%) Test Automation
10 18 (16.67%) Scrum
11 17 (15.74%) .NET Framework
11 17 (15.74%) OOA/OOD
11 17 (15.74%) SDLC
12 16 (14.81%) OOD
12 16 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (13.89%) Multithreaded Programming
13 15 (13.89%) Ajax
13 15 (13.89%) jQuery
13 15 (13.89%) Multithreading
14 14 (12.96%) Git (software)
14 14 (12.96%) Change Control
14 14 (12.96%) Windows
15 13 (12.04%) Embedded C

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 7 (6.48%) Confluence
2 2 (1.85%) Apache
2 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.41%) SNMP
1 8 (7.41%) TCP/IP
1 8 (7.41%) VoIP
2 2 (1.85%) IPsec
3 1 (0.93%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 8 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.63%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (2.78%) Big Data
6 3 (2.78%) HPCC
6 3 (2.78%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.85%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.85%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.93%) Event Store
8 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (12.96%) Git (software)
2 10 (9.26%) JIRA
3 7 (6.48%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.70%) Eclipse
4 4 (3.70%) Rational Team Concert
4 4 (3.70%) Subversion
5 3 (2.78%) GCC
5 3 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.85%) ER Studio
6 2 (1.85%) ERwin
6 2 (1.85%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.85%) PowerDesigner
6 2 (1.85%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (1.85%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.93%) Ant
7 1 (0.93%) Maven
7 1 (0.93%) MSTest
7 1 (0.93%) NUnit
7 1 (0.93%) Toad
General
1 11 (10.19%) Finance
2 4 (3.70%) Banking
3 3 (2.78%) Publishing
4 2 (1.85%) Electronics
4 2 (1.85%) Marketing
4 2 (1.85%) Military
5 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.93%) Avionics
5 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (64.81%) Software Engineer
2 35 (32.41%) Developer
3 24 (22.22%) Embedded Engineer
3 24 (22.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 23 (21.30%) Senior Software Engineer
5 14 (12.96%) .NET Developer
6 12 (11.11%) C Software Engineer
7 11 (10.19%) Embedded C Engineer
7 11 (10.19%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 11 (10.19%) Linux Engineer
8 10 (9.26%) Embedded Linux Engineer
8 10 (9.26%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
9 9 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (8.33%) C# Developer
9 9 (8.33%) PHP Developer
10 7 (6.48%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 6 (5.56%) C# Software Engineer
11 6 (5.56%) Software Developer
12 5 (4.63%) Agile Developer
12 5 (4.63%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (28.70%) .NET
2 22 (20.37%) CSS
2 22 (20.37%) HTML
3 17 (15.74%) .NET Framework
4 15 (13.89%) Ajax
4 15 (13.89%) jQuery
5 11 (10.19%) Web Services
6 8 (7.41%) AngularJS
7 6 (5.56%) JSON
8 5 (4.63%) HTML5
8 5 (4.63%) REST
8 5 (4.63%) RESTful
9 4 (3.70%) ASP.NET
9 4 (3.70%) WCF
10 3 (2.78%) Aurelia
10 3 (2.78%) Laravel
10 3 (2.78%) POSIX
10 3 (2.78%) SOAP
11 2 (1.85%) CSS3
11 2 (1.85%) React
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.52%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (9.26%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.85%) Reference Data
4 2 (1.85%) User Experience
5 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.93%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.52%) Linux
2 14 (12.96%) Windows
3 1 (0.93%) Android
3 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (34.26%) UML
2 33 (30.56%) OO
3 30 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (20.37%) Customer Requirements
5 20 (18.52%) Test Automation
6 18 (16.67%) Scrum
7 17 (15.74%) OOA/OOD
7 17 (15.74%) SDLC
8 16 (14.81%) OOD
8 16 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (13.89%) Multithreaded Programming
9 15 (13.89%) Multithreading
10 14 (12.96%) Change Control
11 13 (12.04%) Systems Engineering
11 13 (12.04%) TDD
12 12 (11.11%) Line Management
12 12 (11.11%) Regression Testing
12 12 (11.11%) SOA
12 12 (11.11%) Software Architecture
13 10 (9.26%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 32 (29.63%) C#
2 30 (27.78%) C
3 23 (21.30%) JavaScript
4 20 (18.52%) C++
5 13 (12.04%) Embedded C
6 11 (10.19%) SQL
7 9 (8.33%) PHP
8 8 (7.41%) Java
9 4 (3.70%) VB
9 4 (3.70%) VB6
10 3 (2.78%) Embedded C++
10 3 (2.78%) Python
10 3 (2.78%) R
10 3 (2.78%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.85%) Scala
12 1 (0.93%) Java 8
12 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.93%) XAML
Qualifications
1 37 (34.26%) Security Cleared
2 36 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 12 (11.11%) Degree
4 5 (4.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.85%) CISSP
5 2 (1.85%) MCP
5 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.85%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.48%) QA
2 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.85%) MISRA
2 2 (1.85%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.93%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.93%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (7.41%) Zend
2 4 (3.70%) IBM
2 4 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.78%) Oracle
4 2 (1.85%) Cloudera
4 2 (1.85%) SAP
5 1 (0.93%) Green Hills
5 1 (0.93%) Lotus
5 1 (0.93%) Nintex
5 1 (0.93%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.93%) Xamarin