The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £393 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
UK / Wales
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 38 73
Rank change year-on-year +22 +35  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 47 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 7.62% 3.72% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.90% 3.84% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 13 6
Median daily rate £393 £390 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.64% +5.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £370 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £445 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +3.28% +8.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.13 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.89% +5.31%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Wales. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 595 547 845
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.43% 96.99% 96.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 359 571
Median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 35 40
Median hourly rate £16.28 £13.00 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.23% -5.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.10 £35.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Wales

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineer in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Wales

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Wales over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in Wales

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Wales

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Wales region over the 3 months to 23 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
South Wales +19 42 £396 +1.60% 5
West Wales - 5 £363 - 1
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 89 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 43 (48.31%) C++
3 39 (43.82%) UML
4 33 (37.08%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (35.96%) Security Cleared
6 26 (29.21%) OO
7 25 (28.09%) C
8 23 (25.84%) Windows
9 22 (24.72%) SC Cleared
10 21 (23.60%) Multithreading
11 20 (22.47%) Microsoft
11 20 (22.47%) Change Control
12 19 (21.35%) Analytical Skills
12 19 (21.35%) Multithreaded Programming
12 19 (21.35%) Java
12 19 (21.35%) OOD
13 16 (17.98%) SDLC
14 15 (16.85%) Linux
15 14 (15.73%) Visual Studio
16 11 (12.36%) Relational Database
16 11 (12.36%) RDBMS
17 10 (11.24%) Scrum
17 10 (11.24%) SQL
17 10 (11.24%) C#
17 10 (11.24%) Green Hills
18 9 (10.11%) Mentoring
18 9 (10.11%) Subversion
18 9 (10.11%) Use Case
18 9 (10.11%) Configuration Management
18 9 (10.11%) Embedded C

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (5.62%) OpenROAD
2 3 (3.37%) SAS
2 3 (3.37%) Tornado
3 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.25%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.25%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.25%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.12%) Apache
4 1 (1.12%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.49%) Bluetooth
1 4 (4.49%) SNMP
1 4 (4.49%) TCP/IP
1 4 (4.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.36%) RDBMS
1 11 (12.36%) Relational Database
2 8 (8.99%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.74%) Ingres
4 5 (5.62%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.37%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (3.37%) MySQL
5 3 (3.37%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.37%) SQLite
6 1 (1.12%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.12%) Big Data
6 1 (1.12%) HBase
6 1 (1.12%) Impala
6 1 (1.12%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (1.12%) MS Access
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.12%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 14 (15.73%) Visual Studio
2 9 (10.11%) Subversion
3 8 (8.99%) Rational Rhapsody
4 6 (6.74%) Eclipse
4 6 (6.74%) Git (software)
4 6 (6.74%) Jenkins
5 4 (4.49%) GCC
6 2 (2.25%) Ant
6 2 (2.25%) Maven
6 2 (2.25%) Toad
7 1 (1.12%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.12%) Hudson
7 1 (1.12%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.12%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (5.62%) Automotive
2 4 (4.49%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.12%) Back Office
3 1 (1.12%) Retail
3 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.74%) OpenGL
2 4 (4.49%) .NET
2 4 (4.49%) HTML
2 4 (4.49%) HTML5
2 4 (4.49%) RESTful
2 4 (4.49%) Spring
3 3 (3.37%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 3 (3.37%) Flask
3 3 (3.37%) Middleware
3 3 (3.37%) REST
3 3 (3.37%) Web Services
3 3 (3.37%) ZeroMQ
4 2 (2.25%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.25%) JSON
4 2 (2.25%) Kafka
4 2 (2.25%) OAuth
4 2 (2.25%) React
5 1 (1.12%) Code First Entity Framework
5 1 (1.12%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.35%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.62%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.49%) Device Driver
3 4 (4.49%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.25%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.84%) Windows
2 15 (16.85%) Linux
3 6 (6.74%) Unix
4 5 (5.62%) AIX
4 5 (5.62%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.37%) Android
5 3 (3.37%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 39 (43.82%) UML
3 33 (37.08%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (29.21%) OO
5 21 (23.60%) Multithreading
6 20 (22.47%) Change Control
7 19 (21.35%) Multithreaded Programming
7 19 (21.35%) OOD
8 16 (17.98%) SDLC
9 10 (11.24%) Scrum
10 9 (10.11%) Configuration Management
10 9 (10.11%) Mentoring
10 9 (10.11%) Use Case
11 8 (8.99%) Coaching
11 8 (8.99%) Human Factors
11 8 (8.99%) Integration Testing
11 8 (8.99%) Unit Testing
12 7 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (7.87%) Static Code Analysis
13 6 (6.74%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (48.31%) C++
2 25 (28.09%) C
3 19 (21.35%) Java
4 10 (11.24%) C#
4 10 (11.24%) SQL
5 9 (10.11%) Embedded C
6 7 (7.87%) Python
7 6 (6.74%) JavaScript
8 5 (5.62%) Ingres ABF
9 3 (3.37%) Assembly Language
9 3 (3.37%) Embedded C++
10 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.12%) Go
11 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.12%) R
Qualifications
1 32 (35.96%) Security Cleared
2 22 (24.72%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.49%) Degree
4 3 (3.37%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.99%) Def Stans
2 7 (7.87%) MISRA
2 7 (7.87%) MISRA C
3 3 (3.37%) JTAG
4 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.37%) Firmware
2 1 (1.12%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) Kibana
Vendors
1 20 (22.47%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.24%) Green Hills
3 8 (8.99%) Oracle
4 4 (4.49%) Intel
5 2 (2.25%) Nintex
6 1 (1.12%) Cloudera