Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 22 12
Rank change year-on-year +3 -10 +35
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 113 64 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 8.13% 6.84% 9.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.24% 8.14% 11.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 36 66
South Wales median daily rate £411 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.81% -3.61% +18.57%
10th Percentile £318 £313 £311
90th Percentile £494 £494 £581
Wales median daily rate £418 £415 £441
% change year-on-year +0.60% -5.95% +26.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
South Wales median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.11% -8.75% +90.48%
Wales median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -4.11% -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 1,223 786 946
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 87.99% 83.97% 84.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 530 677
South Wales median daily rate £414 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.33% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £300 £175 £219
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
Wales median daily rate £420 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +8.39% -3.13% +12.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 33 43
South Wales median hourly rate £15.63 £19.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.74% +1.33% +19.05%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £10.45
90th Percentile £42.00 £51.50 £61.25
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -21.05% +5.56% +14.29%

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 November 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
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 November 2018.

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 November 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 +13 51 £418 +1.21% 19
Newport -1 44 £400 +6.67% 24
Bridgend -3 2 £450 - 3
Torfaen - 1 - - 5
Software Engineering
Wales

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 52 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (36.28%) Scrum
3 34 (30.09%) Test Automation
4 33 (29.20%) Security Cleared
5 32 (28.32%) SC Cleared
6 31 (27.43%) Kanban
6 31 (27.43%) Project Management
7 30 (26.55%) SOA
7 30 (26.55%) Web Services
7 30 (26.55%) TDD
8 28 (24.78%) PHP
9 27 (23.89%) Data Warehouse
10 24 (21.24%) Zend
10 24 (21.24%) C
11 23 (20.35%) UML
12 22 (19.47%) Relational Database
13 20 (17.70%) Customer-Centric Approach
13 20 (17.70%) OO
13 20 (17.70%) Customer-Centricity
14 18 (15.93%) C++
15 16 (14.16%) Linux
15 16 (14.16%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (12.39%) Finance
16 14 (12.39%) C#
16 14 (12.39%) .NET
17 12 (10.62%) OOD
17 12 (10.62%) VoIP
17 12 (10.62%) SNMP
17 12 (10.62%) TCP/IP
17 12 (10.62%) Self-Motivation

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 3 (2.65%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (1.77%) Apache
2 2 (1.77%) OpenROAD
3 1 (0.88%) Confluence
3 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.77%) SaaS
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.88%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.62%) SNMP
1 12 (10.62%) TCP/IP
1 12 (10.62%) VoIP
2 2 (1.77%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (23.89%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (19.47%) Relational Database
3 9 (7.96%) SQL Server
4 7 (6.19%) Big Data
4 7 (6.19%) HPCC
5 5 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (3.54%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.77%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.77%) Ingres
8 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.88%) Event Store
9 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (8.85%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.08%) Eclipse
2 8 (7.08%) GCC
3 5 (4.42%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (4.42%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.54%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (2.65%) JIRA
5 3 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.77%) ER Studio
6 2 (1.77%) ERwin
6 2 (1.77%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.77%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.88%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.88%) MSTest
7 1 (0.88%) NUnit
7 1 (0.88%) Rational Team Concert
7 1 (0.88%) Subversion
General
1 14 (12.39%) Finance
2 8 (7.08%) Publishing
3 2 (1.77%) Electronics
3 2 (1.77%) Legal
4 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.88%) Banking
4 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.88%) Marketing
4 1 (0.88%) Military
4 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 73 (64.60%) Software Engineer
2 34 (30.09%) Developer
3 25 (22.12%) PHP Developer
4 23 (20.35%) Senior Software Engineer
5 16 (14.16%) PHP Software Engineer
6 15 (13.27%) Embedded Engineer
6 15 (13.27%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 13 (11.50%) Agile Developer
7 13 (11.50%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 13 (11.50%) PHP Zend Developer
8 11 (9.73%) Software Developer
9 6 (5.31%) C Software Engineer
10 5 (4.42%) Embedded C Engineer
10 5 (4.42%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 5 (4.42%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (4.42%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
10 5 (4.42%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
11 4 (3.54%) .NET Developer
11 4 (3.54%) Architect
11 4 (3.54%) Embedded Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (26.55%) Web Services
2 14 (12.39%) .NET
3 11 (9.73%) Laravel
4 7 (6.19%) CSS
4 7 (6.19%) HTML
5 6 (5.31%) .NET Framework
5 6 (5.31%) AngularJS
6 5 (4.42%) POSIX
7 4 (3.54%) .NET Core
7 4 (3.54%) Ajax
7 4 (3.54%) jQuery
7 4 (3.54%) Symfony
8 3 (2.65%) Node.js
8 3 (2.65%) React
8 3 (2.65%) REST
9 2 (1.77%) JSON
9 2 (1.77%) LAMP
9 2 (1.77%) RESTful
9 2 (1.77%) XML
9 2 (1.77%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.16%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.62%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (3.54%) User Experience
4 3 (2.65%) Cloud Native
4 3 (2.65%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.77%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.16%) Linux
2 5 (4.42%) Windows
3 1 (0.88%) Android
3 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (36.28%) Scrum
3 34 (30.09%) Test Automation
4 31 (27.43%) Kanban
4 31 (27.43%) Project Management
5 30 (26.55%) SOA
5 30 (26.55%) TDD
6 23 (20.35%) UML
7 20 (17.70%) Customer-Centric Approach
7 20 (17.70%) Customer-Centricity
7 20 (17.70%) OO
8 12 (10.62%) OOD
8 12 (10.62%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (9.73%) Change Control
9 11 (9.73%) Customer Requirements
9 11 (9.73%) Multithreaded Programming
9 11 (9.73%) Multithreading
9 11 (9.73%) SDLC
10 8 (7.08%) OOA/OOD
10 8 (7.08%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (24.78%) PHP
2 24 (21.24%) C
3 18 (15.93%) C++
4 14 (12.39%) C#
5 11 (9.73%) JavaScript
6 8 (7.08%) SQL
7 7 (6.19%) Embedded C
8 6 (5.31%) VB
8 6 (5.31%) VB6
9 5 (4.42%) Java
10 4 (3.54%) Embedded C++
11 2 (1.77%) Python
11 2 (1.77%) R
11 2 (1.77%) Scala
11 2 (1.77%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.88%) ES6
12 1 (0.88%) Java 8
12 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.88%) XAML
Qualifications
1 33 (29.20%) Security Cleared
2 32 (28.32%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.96%) Degree
4 3 (2.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.77%) CISSP
5 2 (1.77%) MCP
5 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.77%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.77%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.77%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.88%) MISRA
System Software
1 4 (3.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.54%) Ansible
2 3 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.65%) Puppet
3 1 (0.88%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.88%) PTC Integrity
Vendors
1 24 (21.24%) Zend
2 11 (9.73%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.54%) IBM
4 3 (2.65%) SAP
5 2 (1.77%) Cloudera
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle
6 1 (0.88%) Nintex
6 1 (0.88%) PTC
6 1 (0.88%) Xamarin