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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 15 37
Rank change year-on-year +7 +22  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 60 40 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 11.28% 8.46% 5.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.02% 10.75% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 28 30
Median daily rate £400 £389 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.89% +6.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £433 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.75 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.91% +5.62%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 461 372 492
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 86.65% 78.65% 84.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 265 381
Median daily rate £375 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 17 18
Median hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +129.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.70 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £72.50 £16.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 +11 24 £418 +11.33% 3
Newport 0 16 £400 +2.56% 2
Caerphilly - 4 £435 - 1
Bridgend +5 3 £325 -
Software Engineering
Wales

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 45 (43.27%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (40.38%) C++
3 35 (33.65%) UML
4 27 (25.96%) Windows
4 27 (25.96%) OO
5 25 (24.04%) Security Cleared
6 22 (21.15%) C
6 22 (21.15%) Microsoft
7 21 (20.19%) Java
7 21 (20.19%) Scrum
7 21 (20.19%) Multithreading
8 20 (19.23%) Change Control
9 19 (18.27%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (18.27%) OOD
9 19 (18.27%) Multithreaded Programming
10 17 (16.35%) Linux
11 16 (15.38%) SDLC
11 16 (15.38%) Relational Database
12 14 (13.46%) Coaching
12 14 (13.46%) SQL
12 14 (13.46%) Visual Studio
13 13 (12.50%) RDBMS
13 13 (12.50%) Configuration Management
13 13 (12.50%) Mentoring
14 12 (11.54%) C#
15 11 (10.58%) Unix
15 11 (10.58%) Test Automation
15 11 (10.58%) SC Cleared
16 10 (9.62%) RESTful
16 10 (9.62%) Unit Testing

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 (6.73%) OpenROAD
2 4 (3.85%) SAS
3 3 (2.88%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.88%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.88%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (2.88%) Tornado
4 2 (1.92%) Apache
4 2 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.92%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.96%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.85%) Bluetooth
1 4 (3.85%) HTTP
1 4 (3.85%) SNMP
1 4 (3.85%) TCP/IP
1 4 (3.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 13 (12.50%) RDBMS
3 9 (8.65%) Ingres
3 9 (8.65%) MongoDB
4 8 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.85%) Neo4j
6 3 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.88%) Big Data
6 3 (2.88%) HBase
6 3 (2.88%) MySQL
6 3 (2.88%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.88%) SQLite
7 2 (1.92%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.92%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.92%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.96%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.96%) Impala
8 1 (0.96%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (13.46%) Visual Studio
2 9 (8.65%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.65%) Subversion
3 8 (7.69%) Rational Rhapsody
4 6 (5.77%) Eclipse
4 6 (5.77%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.85%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.85%) GCC
6 2 (1.92%) Ant
6 2 (1.92%) Maven
6 2 (1.92%) Toad
7 1 (0.96%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.96%) Grunt
7 1 (0.96%) gulp
7 1 (0.96%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.96%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.96%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (4.81%) Automotive
2 4 (3.85%) Aerospace
2 4 (3.85%) Finance
3 3 (2.88%) Marketing
4 1 (0.96%) Back Office
4 1 (0.96%) Retail
4 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 75 (72.12%) Software Engineer
2 28 (26.92%) Senior Software Engineer
3 21 (20.19%) Developer
4 10 (9.62%) Java Developer
5 9 (8.65%) Java Engineer
6 8 (7.69%) Embedded Engineer
6 8 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 8 (7.69%) Java Software Engineer
7 5 (4.81%) Android Developer
7 5 (4.81%) C Software Engineer
8 4 (3.85%) Agile Developer
8 4 (3.85%) Agile Java Developer
8 4 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (3.85%) VoIP Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) .NET Software Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) C# Software Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) Firmware Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) Software Developer
10 2 (1.92%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.62%) HTML
1 10 (9.62%) Kafka
1 10 (9.62%) RESTful
2 9 (8.65%) JSON
3 8 (7.69%) REST
4 7 (6.73%) Spring
4 7 (6.73%) Spring Boot
5 6 (5.77%) HTML5
5 6 (5.77%) OpenGL
6 5 (4.81%) Web Services
7 4 (3.85%) .NET
7 4 (3.85%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.85%) Dropwizard
7 4 (3.85%) Flask
7 4 (3.85%) Hibernate
7 4 (3.85%) iXBRL
7 4 (3.85%) JAX-RS
7 4 (3.85%) Middleware
8 3 (2.88%) React
8 3 (2.88%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.27%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.77%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.85%) Device Driver
3 4 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.88%) Handset
5 2 (1.92%) Life Science
5 2 (1.92%) Minimum Viable Product
5 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.92%) User Experience
6 1 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.96%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.96%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 27 (25.96%) Windows
2 17 (16.35%) Linux
3 11 (10.58%) Unix
4 8 (7.69%) Android
5 7 (6.73%) AIX
6 5 (4.81%) Windows 10
7 4 (3.85%) Mac OS X
8 3 (2.88%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.96%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (43.27%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (33.65%) UML
3 27 (25.96%) OO
4 21 (20.19%) Multithreading
4 21 (20.19%) Scrum
5 20 (19.23%) Change Control
6 19 (18.27%) Multithreaded Programming
6 19 (18.27%) OOD
7 16 (15.38%) SDLC
8 14 (13.46%) Coaching
9 13 (12.50%) Configuration Management
9 13 (12.50%) Mentoring
10 11 (10.58%) Test Automation
11 10 (9.62%) Unit Testing
11 10 (9.62%) Use Case
12 9 (8.65%) Human Factors
12 9 (8.65%) Software Architecture
13 8 (7.69%) Android Development
13 8 (7.69%) Integration Testing
13 8 (7.69%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 42 (40.38%) C++
2 22 (21.15%) C
3 21 (20.19%) Java
4 14 (13.46%) SQL
5 12 (11.54%) C#
6 10 (9.62%) Python
7 8 (7.69%) JavaScript
8 7 (6.73%) Embedded C
8 7 (6.73%) Ingres ABF
9 3 (2.88%) Assembly Language
9 3 (2.88%) Go
10 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.92%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.96%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (0.96%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (0.96%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.96%) R
11 1 (0.96%) Scala
11 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (24.04%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.58%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.77%) Degree
4 5 (4.81%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.69%) Def Stans
2 7 (6.73%) MISRA
2 7 (6.73%) MISRA C
3 3 (2.88%) JTAG
4 2 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (2.88%) Firmware
2 2 (1.92%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (0.96%) Kibana
Vendors
1 22 (21.15%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.62%) Green Hills
3 8 (7.69%) Oracle
4 4 (3.85%) Intel
5 2 (1.92%) Cloudera
5 2 (1.92%) Nintex
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