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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
UK / Wales
Rank 14 13 40
Rank change year-on-year -1 +27  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 60 100 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 8.51% 14.68% 3.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.34% 17.30% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 86 11
Median daily rate £425 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% -7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 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 £38.38
% change year-on-year - +10.74%  

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 580 578 531
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 82.27% 84.88% 74.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 396 295
Median daily rate £393 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 29 21
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.25 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.65% +54.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 24 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 0 44 £418 +12.83% 19
West Wales -8 9 £488 +77.27%
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 79 (51.30%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (44.81%) Java
3 54 (35.06%) Security Cleared
4 46 (29.87%) Scrum
5 43 (27.92%) SC Cleared
6 38 (24.68%) Linux
7 37 (24.03%) UML
8 36 (23.38%) C++
9 33 (21.43%) OO
10 32 (20.78%) RESTful
11 28 (18.18%) MongoDB
12 26 (16.88%) C
12 26 (16.88%) REST
13 25 (16.23%) TDD
14 22 (14.29%) Spring
14 22 (14.29%) Microservices
15 21 (13.64%) HTML
16 20 (12.99%) Open Source
17 19 (12.34%) JSON
17 19 (12.34%) Spring Boot
18 18 (11.69%) Kafka
19 17 (11.04%) Configuration Management
19 17 (11.04%) Relational Database
20 16 (10.39%) Windows
20 16 (10.39%) Web Services
21 15 (9.74%) Dropwizard
21 15 (9.74%) Project Management
21 15 (9.74%) Business Analysis
21 15 (9.74%) Jenkins
21 15 (9.74%) Cucumber

Software Engineering
Top Related 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 (1.95%) Tornado
2 2 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.30%) Liferay
2 2 (1.30%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.65%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.65%) LongView
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.44%) HTTP
2 12 (7.79%) TCP/IP
3 11 (7.14%) SNMP
3 11 (7.14%) VoIP
4 3 (1.95%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.65%) Internet
5 1 (0.65%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (18.18%) MongoDB
2 17 (11.04%) Relational Database
3 14 (9.09%) Neo4j
4 8 (5.19%) NoSQL
5 7 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (3.25%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.95%) MySQL
7 3 (1.95%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.95%) SQLite
8 2 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.65%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.65%) Big Data
9 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.65%) HBase
9 1 (0.65%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.65%) MS Access
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (9.74%) Cucumber
1 15 (9.74%) Jenkins
2 14 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.49%) Eclipse
3 10 (6.49%) GCC
4 5 (3.25%) Visual Studio
5 4 (2.60%) JUnit
6 2 (1.30%) Grunt
6 2 (1.30%) gulp
6 2 (1.30%) Maven
6 2 (1.30%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (1.30%) Selenium
7 1 (0.65%) Capybara
7 1 (0.65%) JBehave
7 1 (0.65%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.65%) Subversion
7 1 (0.65%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.65%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (7.14%) Finance
2 4 (2.60%) Publishing
3 3 (1.95%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.30%) Automotive
4 2 (1.30%) Electronics
4 2 (1.30%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.30%) Marketing
5 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.65%) Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Military
Job Titles
1 88 (57.14%) Software Engineer
2 44 (28.57%) Developer
3 36 (23.38%) Java Developer
4 27 (17.53%) Senior Software Engineer
5 18 (11.69%) C Software Engineer
6 17 (11.04%) Java Engineer
7 16 (10.39%) Agile Developer
7 16 (10.39%) Agile Java Developer
8 14 (9.09%) Java Software Engineer
8 14 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
8 14 (9.09%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
9 11 (7.14%) Embedded Engineer
9 11 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 8 (5.19%) Analyst
10 8 (5.19%) Head of IT
11 7 (4.55%) Business Analyst
12 6 (3.90%) Senior C Software Engineer
12 6 (3.90%) VoIP Engineer
13 5 (3.25%) Senior Analyst
13 5 (3.25%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (20.78%) RESTful
2 26 (16.88%) REST
3 22 (14.29%) Spring
4 21 (13.64%) HTML
5 19 (12.34%) JSON
5 19 (12.34%) Spring Boot
6 18 (11.69%) Kafka
7 16 (10.39%) Web Services
8 15 (9.74%) Dropwizard
9 13 (8.44%) Hibernate
9 13 (8.44%) iXBRL
9 13 (8.44%) JAX-RS
10 7 (4.55%) CSS
11 4 (2.60%) HTML5
12 3 (1.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 3 (1.95%) Flask
12 3 (1.95%) Middleware
12 3 (1.95%) Node.js
12 3 (1.95%) ZeroMQ
13 2 (1.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.90%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (3.25%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.25%) NHS
4 3 (1.95%) Algorithms
4 3 (1.95%) User Experience
5 2 (1.30%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.30%) Life Science
5 2 (1.30%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 38 (24.68%) Linux
2 16 (10.39%) Windows
3 13 (8.44%) Unix
4 12 (7.79%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.95%) Android
5 3 (1.95%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (51.30%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (29.87%) Scrum
3 37 (24.03%) UML
4 33 (21.43%) OO
5 25 (16.23%) TDD
6 22 (14.29%) Microservices
7 20 (12.99%) Open Source
8 17 (11.04%) Configuration Management
9 15 (9.74%) Business Analysis
9 15 (9.74%) Change Control
9 15 (9.74%) Project Management
10 14 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
10 14 (9.09%) Multithreaded Programming
10 14 (9.09%) Multithreading
10 14 (9.09%) OOD
10 14 (9.09%) SDLC
10 14 (9.09%) Software Delivery
11 13 (8.44%) DevOps
12 12 (7.79%) Mentoring
12 12 (7.79%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 69 (44.81%) Java
2 36 (23.38%) C++
3 26 (16.88%) C
4 14 (9.09%) Python
5 13 (8.44%) Go
5 13 (8.44%) JavaScript
6 10 (6.49%) Embedded C
7 7 (4.55%) SQL
8 6 (3.90%) C#
9 4 (2.60%) Embedded C++
9 4 (2.60%) Scala
10 3 (1.95%) Assembly Language
10 3 (1.95%) Ruby
11 2 (1.30%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.30%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.65%) Perl
12 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (35.06%) Security Cleared
2 43 (27.92%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (3.25%) ISEB
4 3 (1.95%) CEH
4 3 (1.95%) CISSP
4 3 (1.95%) CREST Certified
5 1 (0.65%) Degree
5 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.95%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (1.95%) JTAG
2 1 (0.65%) MISRA
2 1 (0.65%) MISRA C
2 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.95%) Firmware
2 1 (0.65%) Docker
2 1 (0.65%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (3.25%) Ansible
2 2 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (1.95%) Oracle
2 3 (1.95%) Splunk
3 2 (1.30%) SAP
4 1 (0.65%) Cloudera
4 1 (0.65%) Green Hills
4 1 (0.65%) Hortonworks
4 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.65%) SaltStack
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