Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 2018 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 24 14
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10 +48
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 150 82 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 9.37% 7.13% 9.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.60% 8.46% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 57 86
Wales median daily rate £418 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% -3.03% +17.86%
10th Percentile £346 £313 £321
90th Percentile £570 £528 £681
UK median daily rate £500 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +6.95% +3.89% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Wales median hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.44% -8.75% -
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £44.06 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.27% +3.66% +6.25%

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 1,415 969 1,137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 88.38% 84.26% 84.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,014 664 795
Wales median daily rate £414 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.12% -3.44% +9.59%
10th Percentile £290 £185 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £554
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 51 49
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £24.00 £17.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.83% +35.79% +27.62%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £10.41
90th Percentile £34.80 £58.75 £65.20
UK median hourly rate £20.90 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.42% +11.11% +3.52%

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018. 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 +1 129 £418 +6.37% 57
West Wales +16 18 £550 +4.76% 8
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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 90 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (40.67%) Scrum
3 52 (34.67%) Test Automation
4 47 (31.33%) Kanban
5 46 (30.67%) Web Services
6 44 (29.33%) TDD
7 43 (28.67%) Data Warehouse
7 43 (28.67%) Project Management
8 42 (28.00%) SOA
9 40 (26.67%) PHP
10 39 (26.00%) Security Cleared
11 37 (24.67%) Relational Database
12 35 (23.33%) SC Cleared
13 32 (21.33%) Zend
14 27 (18.00%) Customer-Centric Approach
14 27 (18.00%) Customer-Centricity
15 26 (17.33%) UML
16 22 (14.67%) OO
16 22 (14.67%) C
16 22 (14.67%) C++
17 20 (13.33%) Finance
18 18 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
19 17 (11.33%) Java
20 16 (10.67%) Linux
21 15 (10.00%) OOD
21 15 (10.00%) Mentoring
21 15 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
22 14 (9.33%) Multithreaded Programming
22 14 (9.33%) VoIP
22 14 (9.33%) SNMP

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 (3.33%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (2.00%) Apache
3 2 (1.33%) OpenROAD
4 1 (0.67%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.67%) Confluence
4 1 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.67%) SAS
4 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) LongView
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.33%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.67%) GitHub
3 1 (0.67%) npm
3 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.33%) SNMP
1 14 (9.33%) TCP/IP
1 14 (9.33%) VoIP
2 4 (2.67%) Extranet
2 4 (2.67%) Intranet
3 3 (2.00%) IPsec
4 1 (0.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (28.67%) Data Warehouse
2 37 (24.67%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.33%) Big Data
4 7 (4.67%) HPCC
4 7 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (4.67%) SQL Server
5 5 (3.33%) Event Store
5 5 (3.33%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.67%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.00%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.33%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.33%) Ingres
8 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.67%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.67%) HBase
9 1 (0.67%) Impala
9 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.67%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 12 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.67%) Eclipse
2 10 (6.67%) GCC
3 7 (4.67%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.67%) Visual Studio
4 5 (3.33%) JIRA
4 5 (3.33%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (2.67%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.00%) Spinnaker
7 2 (1.33%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.33%) Selenium
7 2 (1.33%) Subversion
8 1 (0.67%) ER Studio
8 1 (0.67%) ERwin
8 1 (0.67%) Gatling
8 1 (0.67%) GitLab
8 1 (0.67%) MSTest
8 1 (0.67%) NUnit
8 1 (0.67%) PowerDesigner
General
1 20 (13.33%) Finance
2 8 (5.33%) Publishing
3 4 (2.67%) Legal
4 3 (2.00%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.00%) Marketing
5 2 (1.33%) Automotive
6 1 (0.67%) Banking
6 1 (0.67%) Electronics
6 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.67%) Military
6 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 91 (60.67%) Software Engineer
2 50 (33.33%) Developer
3 37 (24.67%) PHP Developer
4 29 (19.33%) Senior Software Engineer
5 22 (14.67%) PHP Software Engineer
6 19 (12.67%) Agile Developer
6 19 (12.67%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 19 (12.67%) PHP Zend Developer
7 12 (8.00%) Embedded Engineer
7 12 (8.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 11 (7.33%) Software Developer
9 9 (6.00%) Principal Engineer
9 9 (6.00%) Principal Software Engineer
10 8 (5.33%) Agile Coach
11 6 (4.00%) C Software Engineer
11 6 (4.00%) Delivery Manager
12 5 (3.33%) Embedded C Engineer
12 5 (3.33%) Embedded C Software Engineer
12 5 (3.33%) Linux Engineer
12 5 (3.33%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (30.67%) Web Services
2 12 (8.00%) Laravel
3 11 (7.33%) .NET
4 7 (4.67%) AngularJS
4 7 (4.67%) HTML
4 7 (4.67%) REST
5 6 (4.00%) .NET Framework
5 6 (4.00%) CSS
5 6 (4.00%) Play Framework
5 6 (4.00%) POSIX
6 5 (3.33%) .NET Core
6 5 (3.33%) Dropwizard
6 5 (3.33%) React
6 5 (3.33%) Symfony
7 4 (2.67%) RESTful
8 3 (2.00%) Ajax
8 3 (2.00%) Entity Framework
8 3 (2.00%) jQuery
8 3 (2.00%) Node.js
9 2 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.67%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.67%) Cloud Native
5 3 (2.00%) User Experience
6 2 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.67%) NHS
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Exalogic
7 1 (0.67%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.67%) Linux
2 4 (2.67%) Windows
3 1 (0.67%) AIX
3 1 (0.67%) Android
3 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (40.67%) Scrum
3 52 (34.67%) Test Automation
4 47 (31.33%) Kanban
5 44 (29.33%) TDD
6 43 (28.67%) Project Management
7 42 (28.00%) SOA
8 27 (18.00%) Customer-Centric Approach
8 27 (18.00%) Customer-Centricity
9 26 (17.33%) UML
10 22 (14.67%) OO
11 15 (10.00%) Mentoring
11 15 (10.00%) OOD
11 15 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (9.33%) Change Control
12 14 (9.33%) Multithreaded Programming
12 14 (9.33%) Multithreading
13 12 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (8.00%) SDLC
14 11 (7.33%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 40 (26.67%) PHP
2 22 (14.67%) C
2 22 (14.67%) C++
3 17 (11.33%) Java
4 13 (8.67%) JavaScript
5 11 (7.33%) C#
6 7 (4.67%) Python
7 6 (4.00%) Embedded C
8 5 (3.33%) Java 8
8 5 (3.33%) SQL
9 4 (2.67%) Embedded C++
9 4 (2.67%) VB
9 4 (2.67%) VB6
10 2 (1.33%) R
10 2 (1.33%) Scala
10 2 (1.33%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.67%) ES6
11 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.67%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 39 (26.00%) Security Cleared
2 35 (23.33%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.00%) Degree
4 7 (4.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.67%) CISSP
5 1 (0.67%) MCP
5 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.67%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.00%) MISRA
2 2 (1.33%) MISRA C
2 2 (1.33%) QA
3 1 (0.67%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (6.00%) Ansible
2 4 (2.67%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.67%) Puppet
3 1 (0.67%) Oozie
3 1 (0.67%) PTC Integrity
Vendors
1 32 (21.33%) Zend
2 13 (8.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.67%) Oracle
4 3 (2.00%) IBM
5 2 (1.33%) Cloudera
5 2 (1.33%) Green Hills
5 2 (1.33%) SAP
6 1 (0.67%) Nintex
6 1 (0.67%) PTC
6 1 (0.67%) Xamarin