Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 14 17
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 +35
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 154 101 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 10.45% 8.32% 9.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.88% 9.78% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 73 69
Wales median daily rate £415 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.67% +4.02%
10th Percentile £345 £323 £318
90th Percentile £571 £505 £492
UK median daily rate £490 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 1
Wales median hourly rate - £39.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.54% -18.75%
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £44.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year -2.27% +4.14% +5.63%

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 1,296 1,033 935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 87.98% 85.09% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 942 725 630
Wales median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £285 £182 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £537
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 74 52
Wales median hourly rate £14.23 £30.75 £18.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.72% +65.66% +33.21%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.23 £10.03
90th Percentile £39.53 £72.25 £61.75
UK median hourly rate £21.02 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -15.92% +6.38% +8.60%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +1 134 £410 +0.43% 25
West Wales +16 17 £550 +29.41%
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 98 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (42.21%) Scrum
3 57 (37.01%) Test Automation
4 51 (33.12%) TDD
5 48 (31.17%) Kanban
6 44 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
7 43 (27.92%) Project Management
7 43 (27.92%) PHP
8 42 (27.27%) Web Services
9 41 (26.62%) SOA
10 36 (23.38%) Security Cleared
10 36 (23.38%) Relational Database
11 31 (20.13%) Zend
12 30 (19.48%) Customer-Centric Approach
12 30 (19.48%) Customer-Centricity
13 27 (17.53%) SC Cleared
14 24 (15.58%) C++
15 22 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
16 21 (13.64%) UML
17 19 (12.34%) OO
17 19 (12.34%) Problem-Solving
18 18 (11.69%) Multithreaded Programming
18 18 (11.69%) Change Control
18 18 (11.69%) Multithreading
19 17 (11.04%) OOD
19 17 (11.04%) Java
19 17 (11.04%) JavaScript
19 17 (11.04%) Finance
20 16 (10.39%) Python
20 16 (10.39%) Mentoring

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 8 (5.19%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (2.60%) Apache
2 4 (2.60%) Apache Spark
2 4 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.95%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.95%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.95%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.30%) OpenROAD
4 2 (1.30%) SAS
4 2 (1.30%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.65%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) LongView
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.60%) GitHub
4 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.65%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.49%) SNMP
1 10 (6.49%) TCP/IP
1 10 (6.49%) VoIP
2 4 (2.60%) Extranet
2 4 (2.60%) Intranet
3 1 (0.65%) Internet
3 1 (0.65%) IPsec
3 1 (0.65%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
2 36 (23.38%) Relational Database
3 11 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.25%) Big Data
5 5 (3.25%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.25%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.60%) Apache Hive
6 4 (2.60%) HBase
6 4 (2.60%) HPCC
6 4 (2.60%) Impala
6 4 (2.60%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.95%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.30%) Ingres
8 2 (1.30%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.30%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (8.44%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.49%) Visual Studio
3 7 (4.55%) Eclipse
3 7 (4.55%) GCC
4 6 (3.90%) JIRA
4 6 (3.90%) Selenium
5 5 (3.25%) Cucumber
5 5 (3.25%) GitLab
5 5 (3.25%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.25%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (3.25%) Subversion
5 5 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.60%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (1.95%) Spinnaker
8 1 (0.65%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.65%) Gatling
General
1 17 (11.04%) Finance
2 5 (3.25%) Publishing
3 4 (2.60%) Aerospace
3 4 (2.60%) Automotive
3 4 (2.60%) Legal
4 3 (1.95%) Marketing
5 2 (1.30%) Military
6 1 (0.65%) Electronics
6 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 95 (61.69%) Software Engineer
2 56 (36.36%) Developer
3 40 (25.97%) PHP Developer
4 30 (19.48%) Senior Software Engineer
5 22 (14.29%) PHP Software Engineer
6 19 (12.34%) Agile Developer
6 19 (12.34%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 19 (12.34%) PHP Zend Developer
7 9 (5.84%) Principal Engineer
7 9 (5.84%) Principal Software Engineer
8 8 (5.19%) Agile Coach
9 7 (4.55%) Python Engineer
9 7 (4.55%) Python Software Engineer
10 6 (3.90%) Delivery Manager
10 6 (3.90%) Java Engineer
10 6 (3.90%) Java Software Engineer
10 6 (3.90%) Software Developer
11 5 (3.25%) .NET Software Engineer
11 5 (3.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 5 (3.25%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (27.27%) Web Services
2 15 (9.74%) AngularJS
3 14 (9.09%) React
4 12 (7.79%) Node.js
5 10 (6.49%) Laravel
6 9 (5.84%) HTML
7 8 (5.19%) .NET
7 8 (5.19%) .NET Core
7 8 (5.19%) CSS
8 7 (4.55%) REST
9 6 (3.90%) .NET Framework
9 6 (3.90%) Symfony
10 5 (3.25%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (3.25%) Entity Framework
10 5 (3.25%) RESTful
11 4 (2.60%) Backbone.js
11 4 (2.60%) CSS3
11 4 (2.60%) HTML5
11 4 (2.60%) jQuery
11 4 (2.60%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.49%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (5.19%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (3.25%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.60%) Cloud Native
5 4 (2.60%) User Experience
6 2 (1.30%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (1.30%) AIX
2 2 (1.30%) Unix
3 1 (0.65%) Windows
3 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (42.21%) Scrum
3 57 (37.01%) Test Automation
4 51 (33.12%) TDD
5 48 (31.17%) Kanban
6 43 (27.92%) Project Management
7 41 (26.62%) SOA
8 30 (19.48%) Customer-Centric Approach
8 30 (19.48%) Customer-Centricity
9 21 (13.64%) UML
10 19 (12.34%) OO
10 19 (12.34%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (11.69%) Change Control
11 18 (11.69%) Multithreaded Programming
11 18 (11.69%) Multithreading
12 17 (11.04%) OOD
13 16 (10.39%) Mentoring
14 11 (7.14%) E-Commerce
14 11 (7.14%) Resource Management
14 11 (7.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 43 (27.92%) PHP
2 24 (15.58%) C++
3 17 (11.04%) Java
3 17 (11.04%) JavaScript
4 16 (10.39%) Python
5 14 (9.09%) C
6 11 (7.14%) C#
7 10 (6.49%) SQL
8 8 (5.19%) Scala
9 5 (3.25%) TypeScript
10 4 (2.60%) Ruby
10 4 (2.60%) VB
10 4 (2.60%) VB6
11 3 (1.95%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.30%) Embedded C
12 2 (1.30%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.30%) R
13 1 (0.65%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.65%) ES6
Qualifications
1 36 (23.38%) Security Cleared
2 27 (17.53%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.49%) Degree
4 6 (3.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.25%) MISRA
1 5 (3.25%) MISRA C
2 1 (0.65%) Def Stans
System Software
1 14 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.60%) Ansible
1 4 (2.60%) Kubernetes
1 4 (2.60%) Oozie
1 4 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (2.60%) Puppet
2 1 (0.65%) PTC Integrity
Vendors
1 31 (20.13%) Zend
2 14 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.25%) Green Hills
3 5 (3.25%) Oracle
4 4 (2.60%) Cloudera
5 3 (1.95%) Nintex
6 2 (1.30%) IBM
7 1 (0.65%) PTC
7 1 (0.65%) SAP