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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
Wales / South Wales
Rank 17 14 35
Rank change year-on-year -3 +21  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 40 83 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 7.18% 14.19% 3.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.53% 16.40% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 72 8
Median daily rate £418 £370 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.83% -9.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £325 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  

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 469 506 324
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 84.20% 86.50% 74.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 351 220
Median daily rate £375 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 16
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.15 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.16% +91.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 22 March 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 -12 20 £418 +15.17% 12
Newport -5 6 £450 +21.62% 3
Software Engineering
Wales

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 54 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (39.83%) Java
3 38 (32.20%) Scrum
4 32 (27.12%) C++
4 32 (27.12%) Linux
5 31 (26.27%) UML
5 31 (26.27%) OO
5 31 (26.27%) Security Cleared
6 27 (22.88%) RESTful
7 25 (21.19%) MongoDB
8 24 (20.34%) SC Cleared
9 22 (18.64%) TDD
9 22 (18.64%) C
10 19 (16.10%) Microservices
11 18 (15.25%) REST
11 18 (15.25%) Spring
12 17 (14.41%) HTML
13 16 (13.56%) JSON
13 16 (13.56%) Kafka
13 16 (13.56%) Spring Boot
14 15 (12.71%) Git (software)
14 15 (12.71%) Change Control
15 14 (11.86%) Multithreading
15 14 (11.86%) Open Source
15 14 (11.86%) Multithreaded Programming
15 14 (11.86%) SDLC
15 14 (11.86%) Windows
15 14 (11.86%) OOD
16 13 (11.02%) Python
17 12 (10.17%) Configuration Management

Software Engineering
Top Related 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 (2.54%) Tornado
2 2 (1.69%) Apache Pig
2 2 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.69%) Liferay
2 2 (1.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.85%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.32%) HTTP
1 11 (9.32%) SNMP
1 11 (9.32%) TCP/IP
1 11 (9.32%) VoIP
2 3 (2.54%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.85%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.19%) MongoDB
2 12 (10.17%) Neo4j
2 12 (10.17%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.78%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.08%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (3.39%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.54%) MySQL
6 3 (2.54%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.54%) SQLite
7 2 (1.69%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.69%) Big Data
7 2 (1.69%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.69%) HBase
7 2 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.85%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.85%) MS Access
8 1 (0.85%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.85%) QlikView
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.85%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 15 (12.71%) Git (software)
2 11 (9.32%) Cucumber
3 10 (8.47%) Eclipse
3 10 (8.47%) GCC
4 8 (6.78%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.24%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.69%) Grunt
6 2 (1.69%) gulp
6 2 (1.69%) JUnit
6 2 (1.69%) Maven
6 2 (1.69%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.85%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.85%) Subversion
General
1 9 (7.63%) Finance
2 4 (3.39%) Publishing
3 3 (2.54%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.69%) Automotive
4 2 (1.69%) Electronics
4 2 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.69%) Marketing
5 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 70 (59.32%) Software Engineer
2 38 (32.20%) Developer
3 32 (27.12%) Java Developer
4 25 (21.19%) Senior Software Engineer
5 16 (13.56%) Agile Developer
5 16 (13.56%) Agile Java Developer
6 13 (11.02%) C Software Engineer
7 11 (9.32%) Linux Engineer
8 10 (8.47%) Embedded Engineer
8 10 (8.47%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 10 (8.47%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
9 9 (7.63%) Analyst
9 9 (7.63%) Business Analyst
10 7 (5.93%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (5.93%) Senior Business Analyst
11 6 (5.08%) Java Engineer
11 6 (5.08%) Java Software Engineer
11 6 (5.08%) Senior C Software Engineer
11 6 (5.08%) VoIP Engineer
12 4 (3.39%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (22.88%) RESTful
2 18 (15.25%) REST
2 18 (15.25%) Spring
3 17 (14.41%) HTML
4 16 (13.56%) JSON
4 16 (13.56%) Kafka
4 16 (13.56%) Spring Boot
5 11 (9.32%) Dropwizard
5 11 (9.32%) Hibernate
5 11 (9.32%) iXBRL
5 11 (9.32%) JAX-RS
6 10 (8.47%) Web Services
7 6 (5.08%) CSS
8 3 (2.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 3 (2.54%) Flask
8 3 (2.54%) HTML5
8 3 (2.54%) Middleware
8 3 (2.54%) ZeroMQ
9 2 (1.69%) Sass
9 2 (1.69%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.93%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.08%) NHS
4 3 (2.54%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.54%) User Experience
5 2 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.69%) Life Science
5 2 (1.69%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 32 (27.12%) Linux
2 14 (11.86%) Windows
3 10 (8.47%) Mac OS X
3 10 (8.47%) Unix
4 3 (2.54%) Android
4 3 (2.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (32.20%) Scrum
3 31 (26.27%) OO
3 31 (26.27%) UML
4 22 (18.64%) TDD
5 19 (16.10%) Microservices
6 15 (12.71%) Change Control
7 14 (11.86%) Multithreaded Programming
7 14 (11.86%) Multithreading
7 14 (11.86%) OOD
7 14 (11.86%) Open Source
7 14 (11.86%) SDLC
8 12 (10.17%) Configuration Management
8 12 (10.17%) Continuous Deployment
9 11 (9.32%) BDD
9 11 (9.32%) Low Latency
9 11 (9.32%) Requirements Management
9 11 (9.32%) Use Case
10 10 (8.47%) Kanban
10 10 (8.47%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 47 (39.83%) Java
2 32 (27.12%) C++
3 22 (18.64%) C
4 13 (11.02%) Python
5 11 (9.32%) Go
6 9 (7.63%) Embedded C
7 7 (5.93%) JavaScript
8 6 (5.08%) Scala
9 5 (4.24%) C#
9 5 (4.24%) SQL
10 4 (3.39%) Assembly Language
11 2 (1.69%) Embedded C++
11 2 (1.69%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.69%) Ruby
11 2 (1.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 31 (26.27%) Security Cleared
2 24 (20.34%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.08%) ISEB
4 4 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.54%) CEH
5 3 (2.54%) CISSP
5 3 (2.54%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.54%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (2.54%) JTAG
2 1 (0.85%) MISRA
2 1 (0.85%) MISRA C
System Software
1 3 (2.54%) Firmware
2 2 (1.69%) HDFS
3 1 (0.85%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (0.85%) Oozie
1 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (7.63%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.39%) Splunk
3 3 (2.54%) Oracle
4 2 (1.69%) SAP
5 1 (0.85%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.85%) Cognos
5 1 (0.85%) Green Hills
5 1 (0.85%) Hortonworks
5 1 (0.85%) Tableau
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