The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 28 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 16 43
Rank change year-on-year +8 +27  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 65 49 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 10.53% 8.84% 3.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.29% 11.29% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 35 30
Median daily rate £400 £390 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +5.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £310 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £507 £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 £45.00 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.50% +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 Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 529 434 699
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 85.74% 78.34% 82.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1572 1164 1721
Median daily rate £380 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 42 57
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 £10.31 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.88 £73.75 £21.75
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 Wales

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Wales

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Wales

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Wales over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Wales

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Wales

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineering in Wales

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Wales region over the 3 months to 28 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 +7 58 £400 +4.23% 12
West Wales 0 7 £425 -18.26% 3
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 28 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 Wales region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 59 (47.20%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (35.20%) C++
2 44 (35.20%) Security Cleared
3 40 (32.00%) UML
4 35 (28.00%) Java
5 29 (23.20%) OO
6 28 (22.40%) SC Cleared
7 27 (21.60%) Windows
7 27 (21.60%) C
8 25 (20.00%) Scrum
9 24 (19.20%) Linux
10 22 (17.60%) Microsoft
11 21 (16.80%) Multithreading
12 20 (16.00%) Change Control
12 20 (16.00%) Mentoring
12 20 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
13 19 (15.20%) Multithreaded Programming
13 19 (15.20%) OOD
14 18 (14.40%) Relational Database
15 16 (12.80%) SDLC
16 15 (12.00%) Coaching
16 15 (12.00%) Configuration Management
16 15 (12.00%) SQL
17 14 (11.20%) Visual Studio
17 14 (11.20%) Unix
18 13 (10.40%) RDBMS
18 13 (10.40%) Test Automation
19 12 (9.60%) RESTful
19 12 (9.60%) Kafka
19 12 (9.60%) MongoDB

Software Engineering
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 (5.60%) OpenROAD
2 4 (3.20%) SAS
3 3 (2.40%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.40%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.40%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (2.40%) Tornado
4 2 (1.60%) Apache
4 2 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.60%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.80%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.80%) HTTP
2 5 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.20%) Bluetooth
3 4 (3.20%) SNMP
3 4 (3.20%) VoIP
4 1 (0.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.40%) Relational Database
2 13 (10.40%) RDBMS
3 12 (9.60%) MongoDB
4 9 (7.20%) Ingres
4 9 (7.20%) SQL Server
5 6 (4.80%) Neo4j
6 3 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.40%) Big Data
6 3 (2.40%) HBase
6 3 (2.40%) MySQL
6 3 (2.40%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.40%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.40%) SQLite
7 2 (1.60%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.60%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.60%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.80%) Impala
8 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (11.20%) Visual Studio
2 9 (7.20%) Git (software)
2 9 (7.20%) Subversion
3 8 (6.40%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.40%) Rational Rhapsody
4 6 (4.80%) Cucumber
4 6 (4.80%) Eclipse
5 4 (3.20%) GCC
6 2 (1.60%) Ant
6 2 (1.60%) Maven
6 2 (1.60%) Toad
7 1 (0.80%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.80%) Grunt
7 1 (0.80%) Hudson
7 1 (0.80%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.80%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (4.00%) Automotive
1 5 (4.00%) Finance
2 4 (3.20%) Aerospace
3 3 (2.40%) Marketing
4 1 (0.80%) Back Office
4 1 (0.80%) Retail
4 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 89 (71.20%) Software Engineer
2 31 (24.80%) Senior Software Engineer
3 22 (17.60%) Developer
4 19 (15.20%) Java Engineer
5 14 (11.20%) Java Software Engineer
6 11 (8.80%) Java Developer
7 10 (8.00%) C Software Engineer
7 10 (8.00%) Embedded Engineer
7 10 (8.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) Android Developer
10 4 (3.20%) Applications Engineer
10 4 (3.20%) Applications Support
10 4 (3.20%) Applications Support Engineer
10 4 (3.20%) Senior Java Engineer
10 4 (3.20%) VoIP Engineer
11 3 (2.40%) C# Software Engineer
11 3 (2.40%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.60%) HTML
1 12 (9.60%) Kafka
1 12 (9.60%) RESTful
2 11 (8.80%) JSON
2 11 (8.80%) Spring
3 10 (8.00%) REST
4 9 (7.20%) Spring Boot
5 6 (4.80%) Dropwizard
5 6 (4.80%) Hibernate
5 6 (4.80%) HTML5
5 6 (4.80%) iXBRL
5 6 (4.80%) JAX-RS
5 6 (4.80%) OpenGL
6 5 (4.00%) .NET
6 5 (4.00%) Web Services
7 4 (3.20%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.20%) Flask
7 4 (3.20%) Middleware
8 3 (2.40%) React
8 3 (2.40%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.80%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.20%) Device Driver
3 4 (3.20%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.40%) Handset
5 2 (1.60%) Life Science
5 2 (1.60%) Minimum Viable Product
5 2 (1.60%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.60%) User Experience
6 1 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.80%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.80%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.60%) Windows
2 24 (19.20%) Linux
3 14 (11.20%) Unix
4 8 (6.40%) Android
5 7 (5.60%) AIX
6 6 (4.80%) Mac OS X
7 5 (4.00%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.40%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.80%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.80%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (47.20%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (32.00%) UML
3 29 (23.20%) OO
4 25 (20.00%) Scrum
5 21 (16.80%) Multithreading
6 20 (16.00%) Change Control
6 20 (16.00%) Mentoring
7 19 (15.20%) Multithreaded Programming
7 19 (15.20%) OOD
8 16 (12.80%) SDLC
9 15 (12.00%) Coaching
9 15 (12.00%) Configuration Management
10 13 (10.40%) Test Automation
11 10 (8.00%) Microservices
11 10 (8.00%) Problem Management
11 10 (8.00%) Unit Testing
11 10 (8.00%) Use Case
12 9 (7.20%) Human Factors
12 9 (7.20%) Software Architecture
13 8 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 44 (35.20%) C++
2 35 (28.00%) Java
3 27 (21.60%) C
4 15 (12.00%) SQL
5 12 (9.60%) C#
6 11 (8.80%) Python
7 9 (7.20%) Embedded C
8 8 (6.40%) JavaScript
9 7 (5.60%) Ingres ABF
10 5 (4.00%) Go
11 3 (2.40%) Assembly Language
11 3 (2.40%) Embedded C++
11 3 (2.40%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.60%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.80%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.80%) ActionScript 3.0
13 1 (0.80%) Perl
13 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.80%) Scala
13 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (35.20%) Security Cleared
2 28 (22.40%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.80%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (4.80%) Degree
4 3 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.40%) Def Stans
2 7 (5.60%) MISRA
2 7 (5.60%) MISRA C
3 3 (2.40%) JTAG
4 2 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.40%) Firmware
2 2 (1.60%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.80%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.80%) Ansible
1 1 (0.80%) Kibana
1 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.80%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (17.60%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.00%) Green Hills
3 9 (7.20%) Oracle
4 4 (3.20%) Intel
5 2 (1.60%) Cloudera
5 2 (1.60%) Nintex
6 1 (0.80%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.80%) SaltStack