Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £418 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 38 101
Rank change year-on-year -13 +63 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 39 75 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.31% 5.34% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.41% 5.45% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 45 14
Wales median daily rate £418 £415 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.60% +14.48% +20.83%
10th Percentile £371 £360 £311
90th Percentile £468 £550 £448
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Wales median hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.75% - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Wales
Contract vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1143 1375 1602
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.95% 97.93% 96.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 922 1135
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £167 £193 £210
90th Percentile £550 £556 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 89 82
Wales median hourly rate £15.24 £13.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.89% -1.82% -5.17%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.30 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £64.00 £30.25
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
South Wales -11 38 £415 - 2
West Wales +4 1 £425 -22.73% 1
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 38 (97.44%) Software Engineering
2 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (41.03%) C++
3 16 (41.03%) UML
3 16 (41.03%) Multithreading
4 15 (38.46%) Change Control
4 15 (38.46%) OOD
4 15 (38.46%) OO
4 15 (38.46%) Multithreaded Programming
5 14 (35.90%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (33.33%) C
7 12 (30.77%) Java
8 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
9 10 (25.64%) RDBMS
9 10 (25.64%) SQL
9 10 (25.64%) Visual Studio
9 10 (25.64%) Relational Database
10 9 (23.08%) Green Hills
10 9 (23.08%) Def Stans
11 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
11 8 (20.51%) Ingres
12 7 (17.95%) Unix
12 7 (17.95%) AIX
12 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
12 7 (17.95%) Configuration Management
12 7 (17.95%) OpenROAD
12 7 (17.95%) Aerospace
12 7 (17.95%) Automotive
12 7 (17.95%) Subversion
12 7 (17.95%) Mentoring

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 7 (17.95%) OpenROAD
2 3 (7.69%) SAS
3 1 (2.56%) GlassFish
3 1 (2.56%) JBoss
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) RDBMS
1 10 (25.64%) Relational Database
2 8 (20.51%) Ingres
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.56%) Base SAS
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (2.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 10 (25.64%) Visual Studio
2 7 (17.95%) Subversion
3 6 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 6 (15.38%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (7.69%) Eclipse
5 2 (5.13%) Ant
5 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.13%) Maven
5 2 (5.13%) Toad
6 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.56%) Eclipse RCP
6 1 (2.56%) MSBuild
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (2.56%) Selenium
6 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (17.95%) Aerospace
1 7 (17.95%) Automotive
2 2 (5.13%) Publishing
3 1 (2.56%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) D3.js
2 4 (10.26%) .NET
3 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.13%) OpenGL
3 2 (5.13%) React
4 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.56%) Code First Entity Framework
4 1 (2.56%) EJB
4 1 (2.56%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.56%) J2EE
4 1 (2.56%) LINQ
4 1 (2.56%) ODBC
4 1 (2.56%) RESTful
4 1 (2.56%) SVG
4 1 (2.56%) Swing
4 1 (2.56%) SWT
4 1 (2.56%) WCF
4 1 (2.56%) Web Services
4 1 (2.56%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Device Driver
2 2 (5.13%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) AIX
1 7 (17.95%) Unix
2 4 (10.26%) Windows
3 2 (5.13%) Linux
3 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (97.44%) Software Engineering
2 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (41.03%) Multithreading
3 16 (41.03%) UML
4 15 (38.46%) Change Control
4 15 (38.46%) Multithreaded Programming
4 15 (38.46%) OO
4 15 (38.46%) OOD
5 7 (17.95%) Coaching
5 7 (17.95%) Configuration Management
5 7 (17.95%) Mentoring
5 7 (17.95%) Software Architecture
5 7 (17.95%) Static Code Analysis
6 6 (15.38%) Microservices
6 6 (15.38%) Service Delivery
7 5 (12.82%) Data Visualisation
7 5 (12.82%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (12.82%) Visualisation
7 5 (12.82%) Web Design
8 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (41.03%) C++
2 13 (33.33%) C
3 12 (30.77%) Java
4 10 (25.64%) SQL
5 7 (17.95%) Ingres ABF
5 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
6 5 (12.82%) C#
7 3 (7.69%) Python
8 1 (2.56%) Assembly Language
8 1 (2.56%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.56%) R
8 1 (2.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (5.13%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.08%) Def Stans
2 7 (17.95%) MISRA
2 7 (17.95%) MISRA C
3 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.08%) Green Hills
3 4 (10.26%) Oracle
4 2 (5.13%) Intel
4 2 (5.13%) VMware
5 1 (2.56%) Nintex