The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 58 52
Rank change year-on-year +35 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 44 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.28% 3.20% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.52% 3.25% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 20 6
Median daily rate £425 £370 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% -10.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £350 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £420 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.23% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97%  

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 675 676 703
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.29% 98.40% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 451 398
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £188 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 39 44
Median hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +3.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Wales

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Wales over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 28 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
South Wales +38 35 £425 +14.86% 5
West Wales -10 4 £463 - 1
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 87 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 40 (45.98%) Security Cleared
3 35 (40.23%) SC Cleared
3 35 (40.23%) UML
4 34 (39.08%) C++
5 32 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (31.03%) C
7 25 (28.74%) Java
8 22 (25.29%) OO
9 20 (22.99%) Linux
10 15 (17.24%) Change Control
10 15 (17.24%) Windows
11 14 (16.09%) OOD
11 14 (16.09%) Multithreading
11 14 (16.09%) SDLC
11 14 (16.09%) Multithreaded Programming
12 13 (14.94%) Git (software)
12 13 (14.94%) Scrum
13 12 (13.79%) RESTful
14 11 (12.64%) Open Source
14 11 (12.64%) Requirements Management
14 11 (12.64%) VoIP
14 11 (12.64%) SNMP
14 11 (12.64%) TCP/IP
14 11 (12.64%) Embedded C
15 10 (11.49%) Eclipse
15 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
15 10 (11.49%) GCC
15 10 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (10.34%) TDD

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 3 (3.45%) Tornado
2 2 (2.30%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.30%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.64%) SNMP
1 11 (12.64%) TCP/IP
1 11 (12.64%) VoIP
2 3 (3.45%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.15%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.05%) MongoDB
2 4 (4.60%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (3.45%) MySQL
3 3 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.45%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.45%) SQLite
4 2 (2.30%) Neo4j
4 2 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.15%) Event Store
5 1 (1.15%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (1.15%) MS Access
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (14.94%) Git (software)
2 10 (11.49%) Eclipse
2 10 (11.49%) GCC
3 6 (6.90%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.75%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.45%) JUnit
6 2 (2.30%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.30%) Maven
6 2 (2.30%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.15%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (1.15%) Subversion
General
1 2 (2.30%) Automotive
2 1 (1.15%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.15%) Military
2 1 (1.15%) Publishing
2 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.79%) RESTful
2 8 (9.20%) Spring
3 6 (6.90%) Web Services
4 4 (4.60%) HTML
4 4 (4.60%) REST
4 4 (4.60%) Spring Boot
5 3 (3.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 3 (3.45%) Flask
5 3 (3.45%) JSON
5 3 (3.45%) Kafka
5 3 (3.45%) Middleware
5 3 (3.45%) Node.js
5 3 (3.45%) ZeroMQ
6 2 (2.30%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (2.30%) CSS
6 2 (2.30%) HTML5
6 2 (2.30%) iXBRL
6 2 (2.30%) OAuth
6 2 (2.30%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.30%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.75%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.30%) Life Science
4 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.99%) Linux
2 15 (17.24%) Windows
3 3 (3.45%) Android
3 3 (3.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 35 (40.23%) UML
3 32 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (25.29%) OO
5 15 (17.24%) Change Control
6 14 (16.09%) Multithreaded Programming
6 14 (16.09%) Multithreading
6 14 (16.09%) OOD
6 14 (16.09%) SDLC
7 13 (14.94%) Scrum
8 11 (12.64%) Open Source
8 11 (12.64%) Requirements Management
9 9 (10.34%) TDD
10 7 (8.05%) BDD
10 7 (8.05%) DevOps
10 7 (8.05%) Kanban
10 7 (8.05%) Mentoring
10 7 (8.05%) Microservices
10 7 (8.05%) Problem Management
11 6 (6.90%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 34 (39.08%) C++
2 27 (31.03%) C
3 25 (28.74%) Java
4 11 (12.64%) Embedded C
5 9 (10.34%) Python
6 5 (5.75%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.60%) Assembly Language
7 4 (4.60%) C#
7 4 (4.60%) Embedded C++
7 4 (4.60%) SQL
8 3 (3.45%) Go
8 3 (3.45%) Scala
9 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 40 (45.98%) Security Cleared
2 35 (40.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) JTAG
2 1 (1.15%) MISRA
2 1 (1.15%) MISRA C
System Software
1 3 (3.45%) Firmware
Vendors
1 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.45%) Oracle
2 3 (3.45%) Splunk
3 1 (1.15%) Green Hills