Period
to 21 July 2019

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 6 months to 21 July 2019 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
6 months to
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 14 13
Rank change year-on-year -17 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 85 142 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.72% 9.52% 8.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.94% 10.77% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 127 80
Wales median daily rate £425 £410 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -1.80% +11.33%
10th Percentile £323 £330 £325
90th Percentile £575 £550 £513
UK median daily rate £500 £480 £450
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 8
Wales median hourly rate £45.00 - £39.50
10th Percentile £41.25 - £26.65
90th Percentile £51.25 - £77.50
UK median hourly rate £45.25 £43.00 £42.75
% change year-on-year +5.23% +0.58% +1.18%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,225 1,318 1,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 82.44% 88.34% 86.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 888 963 808
Wales median daily rate £438 £405 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.02% +6.02% +1.87%
10th Percentile £262 £285 £183
90th Percentile £625 £563 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 39 85
Wales median hourly rate £19.53 £15.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.20% -40.00% +51.52%
10th Percentile £9.63 £11.17 £13.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £40.40 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £21.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.16% -12.40% +4.17%

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 6 months to 21 July 2019.

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
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 6 months to 21 July 2019. 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 -18 64 £405 -1.22% 47
West Wales -15 12 £550 - 3
North Wales - 4 £450 - 2
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 30 (35.29%) OO
2 25 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (29.41%) Architectural Design
3 22 (25.88%) UML
4 21 (24.71%) C++
4 21 (24.71%) Security Cleared
5 20 (23.53%) C#
5 20 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (21.18%) OOD
6 18 (21.18%) SDLC
7 17 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 15 (17.65%) Git (software)
8 15 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
8 15 (17.65%) Multithreading
8 15 (17.65%) Windows
8 15 (17.65%) Multithreaded Programming
9 14 (16.47%) Systems Engineering
9 14 (16.47%) JavaScript
9 14 (16.47%) Microsoft
9 14 (16.47%) Change Control
10 13 (15.29%) Amazon AWS
10 13 (15.29%) .NET
10 13 (15.29%) Java
11 12 (14.12%) SQL Server
11 12 (14.12%) HTML
11 12 (14.12%) CSS
11 12 (14.12%) DevOps
12 11 (12.94%) C
12 11 (12.94%) Self-Motivation

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 5 (5.88%) IBM Notes
2 3 (3.53%) Confluence
2 3 (3.53%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.35%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.18%) Apache
4 1 (1.18%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.18%) CMS
4 1 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.18%) IIS
4 1 (1.18%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (15.29%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (8.24%) Azure Data Factory
4 4 (4.71%) Power Platform
4 4 (4.71%) Serverless
5 3 (3.53%) SaaS
6 2 (2.35%) Algorithmia
6 2 (2.35%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.35%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.18%) NuGet
7 1 (1.18%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) SNMP
1 2 (2.35%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.35%) VoIP
2 1 (1.18%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.12%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (7.06%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.71%) Power BI
4 4 (4.71%) RDBMS
4 4 (4.71%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (2.35%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.18%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.18%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.18%) Redis
6 1 (1.18%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 15 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.24%) Rational Team Concert
3 6 (7.06%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.06%) Subversion
4 5 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.71%) JIRA
6 3 (3.53%) Spinnaker
7 2 (2.35%) Artifactory
7 2 (2.35%) Maven
7 2 (2.35%) Rational Quality Manager
7 2 (2.35%) Selenium
8 1 (1.18%) Ant
8 1 (1.18%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.18%) ClearQuest
8 1 (1.18%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.18%) Flyway
8 1 (1.18%) gulp
8 1 (1.18%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.18%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (1.18%) Toad
General
1 5 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.71%) Electronics
3 2 (2.35%) Banking
3 2 (2.35%) Finance
3 2 (2.35%) Military
4 1 (1.18%) Law
4 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.18%) Marketing
4 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 50 (58.82%) Software Engineer
2 22 (25.88%) Senior Software Engineer
3 20 (23.53%) Developer
4 10 (11.76%) Embedded Engineer
4 10 (11.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 8 (9.41%) .NET Developer
6 7 (8.24%) Database Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (7.06%) C# Developer
7 6 (7.06%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Java Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Java Software Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Architect
9 4 (4.71%) C Software Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) C++ Software Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) Embedded C Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) Java Developer
10 3 (3.53%) Salesforce Developer
10 3 (3.53%) Senior Database Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.29%) .NET
2 12 (14.12%) CSS
2 12 (14.12%) HTML
3 8 (9.41%) REST
4 7 (8.24%) .NET Framework
4 7 (8.24%) SOAP
5 6 (7.06%) OAuth
5 6 (7.06%) Spring
5 6 (7.06%) Spring Boot
5 6 (7.06%) WCF
6 5 (5.88%) Ajax
6 5 (5.88%) AngularJS
6 5 (5.88%) jQuery
6 5 (5.88%) OAuth2
7 4 (4.71%) Aurelia
7 4 (4.71%) HTML5
7 4 (4.71%) RESTful
7 4 (4.71%) WPF
8 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET
8 3 (3.53%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.94%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (4.71%) Digital Media
3 4 (4.71%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (4.71%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.53%) Clustering
5 2 (2.35%) HACMP
5 2 (2.35%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.35%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.18%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.18%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.18%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.18%) PKI
6 1 (1.18%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.65%) Windows
2 7 (8.24%) Linux
3 3 (3.53%) Unix
4 2 (2.35%) AIX
5 1 (1.18%) Debian
5 1 (1.18%) Fedora
5 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.18%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.18%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (35.29%) OO
2 25 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (29.41%) Architectural Design
3 22 (25.88%) UML
4 20 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (21.18%) OOD
5 18 (21.18%) SDLC
6 15 (17.65%) Multithreaded Programming
6 15 (17.65%) Multithreading
7 14 (16.47%) Change Control
7 14 (16.47%) Systems Engineering
8 12 (14.12%) DevOps
9 9 (10.59%) Data Modelling
9 9 (10.59%) Line Management
9 9 (10.59%) Regression Testing
9 9 (10.59%) Scrum
9 9 (10.59%) Software Architecture
10 8 (9.41%) Customer Requirements
10 8 (9.41%) OOA/OOD
10 8 (9.41%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 21 (24.71%) C++
2 20 (23.53%) C#
3 14 (16.47%) JavaScript
4 13 (15.29%) Java
5 11 (12.94%) C
6 8 (9.41%) Embedded C
7 4 (4.71%) Python
7 4 (4.71%) SQL
7 4 (4.71%) TypeScript
8 3 (3.53%) Apex Code
9 2 (2.35%) Embedded C++
9 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.35%) Ruby
10 1 (1.18%) Java 8
10 1 (1.18%) R
10 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (24.71%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.53%) Degree
5 2 (2.35%) AWS Certification
5 2 (2.35%) MCP
6 1 (1.18%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.18%) CISSP
6 1 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.18%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) GDPR
2 2 (2.35%) QA
3 1 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.18%) MISRA
3 1 (1.18%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.71%) Docker
2 2 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.18%) Kibana
2 1 (1.18%) MIIS
Vendors
1 14 (16.47%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.41%) IBM
3 6 (7.06%) Oracle
3 6 (7.06%) ServiceNow
4 5 (5.88%) Lotus
5 3 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.53%) VMware
6 2 (2.35%) SAP
7 1 (1.18%) BMC
7 1 (1.18%) Tufin