Period
to 23 September 2018

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 23 September 2018 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 13 15
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 +33
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 139 75 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 10.71% 8.01% 8.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.06% 9.39% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 55 58
South Wales median daily rate £415 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £350 £315 £300
90th Percentile £500 £500 £525
Wales median daily rate £418 £407 £390
% change year-on-year +2.71% +4.23% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
South Wales median hourly rate - £36.50 -
Wales median hourly rate - £36.50 -

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 1,153 799 827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 88.83% 85.36% 83.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 564 584
South Wales median daily rate £410 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -3.23% +9.00%
10th Percentile £290 £192 £213
90th Percentile £563 £538 £525
Wales median daily rate £413 £380 £390
% change year-on-year +8.55% -2.56% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 49 38
South Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £23.14 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.82% +46.92% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £10.29
90th Percentile £33.60 £58.24 £64.75
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £24.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -46.94% +68.97% +3.57%

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 23 September 2018.

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
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 23 September 2018. 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
Cardiff +5 71 £418 - 23
Newport +2 48 £400 - 18
Bridgend -4 2 £450 +38.38% 2
Software Engineering
Wales

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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 78 (56.12%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (42.45%) Scrum
3 58 (41.73%) Test Automation
4 50 (35.97%) Kanban
5 48 (34.53%) TDD
6 46 (33.09%) Web Services
7 45 (32.37%) PHP
7 45 (32.37%) SOA
8 44 (31.65%) Project Management
9 42 (30.22%) Data Warehouse
10 37 (26.62%) Security Cleared
11 36 (25.90%) Relational Database
12 35 (25.18%) SC Cleared
12 35 (25.18%) Zend
13 30 (21.58%) Customer-Centric Approach
13 30 (21.58%) Customer-Centricity
14 25 (17.99%) UML
15 22 (15.83%) C++
16 21 (15.11%) OO
17 20 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
18 18 (12.95%) C
19 17 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
20 16 (11.51%) Multithreaded Programming
20 16 (11.51%) Linux
20 16 (11.51%) OOD
20 16 (11.51%) Multithreading
20 16 (11.51%) Change Control
21 15 (10.79%) JavaScript
22 13 (9.35%) C#
22 13 (9.35%) VoIP

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 5 (3.60%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (2.16%) Apache
2 3 (2.16%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.16%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (2.16%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (1.44%) OpenROAD
4 1 (0.72%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.72%) Confluence
4 1 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.72%) IIS
4 1 (0.72%) SAS
4 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.72%) GitHub
2 1 (0.72%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.35%) SNMP
1 13 (9.35%) TCP/IP
1 13 (9.35%) VoIP
2 3 (2.16%) IPsec
3 1 (0.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (30.22%) Data Warehouse
2 36 (25.90%) Relational Database
3 9 (6.47%) SQL Server
4 8 (5.76%) Big Data
5 7 (5.04%) HPCC
6 6 (4.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.88%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.16%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.44%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.44%) Ingres
9 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.72%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.72%) Event Store
10 1 (0.72%) Impala
10 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 13 (9.35%) Git (software)
2 10 (7.19%) Eclipse
2 10 (7.19%) GCC
2 10 (7.19%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.60%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (2.88%) JIRA
4 4 (2.88%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.16%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.16%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.16%) Selenium
5 3 (2.16%) Subversion
6 2 (1.44%) GitLab
7 1 (0.72%) Gatling
7 1 (0.72%) MSTest
7 1 (0.72%) NUnit
General
1 11 (7.91%) Finance
2 8 (5.76%) Publishing
3 4 (2.88%) Legal
4 3 (2.16%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.16%) Automotive
4 3 (2.16%) Marketing
5 1 (0.72%) Banking
5 1 (0.72%) Electronics
5 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.72%) Military
5 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 87 (62.59%) Software Engineer
2 55 (39.57%) Developer
3 42 (30.22%) PHP Developer
4 29 (20.86%) Senior Software Engineer
5 23 (16.55%) PHP Software Engineer
6 21 (15.11%) PHP Zend Developer
7 20 (14.39%) Agile Developer
7 20 (14.39%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 9 (6.47%) Software Developer
9 7 (5.04%) Embedded Engineer
9 7 (5.04%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 7 (5.04%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
10 5 (3.60%) Agile Coach
10 5 (3.60%) C Software Engineer
10 5 (3.60%) Delivery Manager
10 5 (3.60%) Voice Engineer
11 4 (2.88%) .NET Software Engineer
11 4 (2.88%) Embedded C Engineer
11 4 (2.88%) Embedded C Software Engineer
11 4 (2.88%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (33.09%) Web Services
2 13 (9.35%) Laravel
3 11 (7.91%) .NET
4 9 (6.47%) AngularJS
5 8 (5.76%) HTML
6 7 (5.04%) .NET Framework
6 7 (5.04%) CSS
6 7 (5.04%) React
7 6 (4.32%) .NET Core
7 6 (4.32%) POSIX
7 6 (4.32%) Symfony
8 5 (3.60%) Node.js
8 5 (3.60%) REST
9 4 (2.88%) Entity Framework
10 3 (2.16%) Ajax
10 3 (2.16%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (2.16%) jQuery
10 3 (2.16%) Play Framework
10 3 (2.16%) RESTful
11 2 (1.44%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.35%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (2.88%) Cloud Native
3 4 (2.88%) User Experience
4 3 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.72%) NHS
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.51%) Linux
2 5 (3.60%) Windows
3 2 (1.44%) Unix
4 1 (0.72%) AIX
4 1 (0.72%) Android
4 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (56.12%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (42.45%) Scrum
3 58 (41.73%) Test Automation
4 50 (35.97%) Kanban
5 48 (34.53%) TDD
6 45 (32.37%) SOA
7 44 (31.65%) Project Management
8 30 (21.58%) Customer-Centric Approach
8 30 (21.58%) Customer-Centricity
9 25 (17.99%) UML
10 21 (15.11%) OO
11 17 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
12 16 (11.51%) Change Control
12 16 (11.51%) Multithreaded Programming
12 16 (11.51%) Multithreading
12 16 (11.51%) OOD
13 11 (7.91%) SDLC
14 10 (7.19%) Mentoring
15 9 (6.47%) Requirements Management
16 8 (5.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 45 (32.37%) PHP
2 22 (15.83%) C++
3 18 (12.95%) C
4 15 (10.79%) JavaScript
5 13 (9.35%) C#
6 11 (7.91%) Java
7 9 (6.47%) Python
8 7 (5.04%) SQL
9 4 (2.88%) Embedded C
9 4 (2.88%) VB
9 4 (2.88%) VB6
10 3 (2.16%) Embedded C++
10 3 (2.16%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.16%) Scala
10 3 (2.16%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.72%) ES6
11 1 (0.72%) Java 8
11 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.72%) R
11 1 (0.72%) XAML
Qualifications
1 37 (26.62%) Security Cleared
2 35 (25.18%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.91%) Degree
4 2 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.16%) MISRA
1 3 (2.16%) MISRA C
2 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.60%) Ansible
2 4 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.88%) Puppet
3 1 (0.72%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.72%) Oozie
3 1 (0.72%) PTC Integrity
Vendors
1 35 (25.18%) Zend
2 13 (9.35%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.88%) Oracle
4 3 (2.16%) Green Hills
4 3 (2.16%) IBM
4 3 (2.16%) Nintex
5 1 (0.72%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.72%) PTC
5 1 (0.72%) SAP
5 1 (0.72%) Xamarin