Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 34 10
Rank change year-on-year +14 -24 +20
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 133 69 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 7.66% 5.51% 11.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.74% 6.61% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 40 105
Wales median daily rate £421 £418 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.90% -1.76% +21.43%
10th Percentile £323 £313 £301
90th Percentile £550 £538 £683
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £450
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Wales median hourly rate £24.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.53% +6.25% -
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +4.71% - +5.25%

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 1,522 1,044 1,192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 87.62% 83.32% 85.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,051 703 846
Wales median daily rate £425 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.28% -1.88% +14.29%
10th Percentile £285 £181 £211
90th Percentile £588 £560 £561
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 41 51
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £23.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.78% +27.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £37.50 £77.50 £61.25
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year -6.25% +5.10% +3.80%

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 19 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Wales over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

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 6 months to 19 December 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 +11 120 £418 +2.14% 63
West Wales +7 13 £503 -4.29% 1
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 61 (45.86%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (29.32%) Scrum
3 37 (27.82%) Security Cleared
4 36 (27.07%) SC Cleared
5 34 (25.56%) UML
6 32 (24.06%) OO
6 32 (24.06%) Test Automation
7 30 (22.56%) Web Services
8 27 (20.30%) C#
8 27 (20.30%) TDD
9 26 (19.55%) .NET
9 26 (19.55%) SOA
10 25 (18.80%) Data Warehouse
10 25 (18.80%) Kanban
11 24 (18.05%) Finance
11 24 (18.05%) Project Management
11 24 (18.05%) C
12 23 (17.29%) PHP
12 23 (17.29%) Relational Database
12 23 (17.29%) Technical Leadership
13 22 (16.54%) C++
14 20 (15.04%) JavaScript
15 19 (14.29%) Zend
16 18 (13.53%) HTML
16 18 (13.53%) Self-Motivation
17 17 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
17 17 (12.78%) Customer-Centric Approach
17 17 (12.78%) Customer-Centricity
17 17 (12.78%) CSS
18 16 (12.03%) OOA/OOD

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 6 (4.51%) Confluence
2 3 (2.26%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.50%) Apache
3 2 (1.50%) OpenROAD
4 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.02%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.50%) SaaS
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.75%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.77%) SNMP
1 9 (6.77%) TCP/IP
1 9 (6.77%) VoIP
2 3 (2.26%) Extranet
2 3 (2.26%) Intranet
3 2 (1.50%) IPsec
4 1 (0.75%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (18.80%) Data Warehouse
2 23 (17.29%) Relational Database
3 10 (7.52%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.51%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.76%) Big Data
5 5 (3.76%) Event Store
5 5 (3.76%) HPCC
5 5 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.01%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.50%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.50%) Ingres
9 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (9.02%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.77%) JIRA
3 7 (5.26%) Visual Studio
4 6 (4.51%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.51%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (3.76%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (2.26%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.26%) GCC
6 3 (2.26%) Spinnaker
6 3 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.50%) ER Studio
7 2 (1.50%) ERwin
7 2 (1.50%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (1.50%) Rational Team Concert
7 2 (1.50%) Subversion
8 1 (0.75%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.75%) MSTest
8 1 (0.75%) NUnit
8 1 (0.75%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 24 (18.05%) Finance
2 6 (4.51%) Publishing
3 3 (2.26%) Banking
3 3 (2.26%) Marketing
3 3 (2.26%) Military
4 2 (1.50%) Electronics
5 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.75%) Avionics
5 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 82 (61.65%) Software Engineer
2 44 (33.08%) Developer
3 25 (18.80%) Senior Software Engineer
4 20 (15.04%) PHP Developer
5 17 (12.78%) Embedded Engineer
5 17 (12.78%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 14 (10.53%) PHP Software Engineer
7 13 (9.77%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 12 (9.02%) Software Developer
9 11 (8.27%) Agile Developer
9 11 (8.27%) PHP Zend Developer
10 10 (7.52%) .NET Developer
11 8 (6.02%) C Software Engineer
12 7 (5.26%) Embedded C Engineer
12 7 (5.26%) Embedded C Software Engineer
12 7 (5.26%) Principal Engineer
12 7 (5.26%) Principal Software Engineer
13 6 (4.51%) C# Developer
13 6 (4.51%) C# Software Engineer
13 6 (4.51%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (22.56%) Web Services
2 26 (19.55%) .NET
3 18 (13.53%) HTML
4 17 (12.78%) CSS
5 12 (9.02%) .NET Framework
6 10 (7.52%) Ajax
6 10 (7.52%) jQuery
7 9 (6.77%) REST
8 8 (6.02%) Laravel
9 6 (4.51%) AngularJS
9 6 (4.51%) Dropwizard
9 6 (4.51%) Play Framework
10 5 (3.76%) JSON
10 5 (3.76%) RESTful
11 4 (3.01%) ASP.NET
11 4 (3.01%) HTML5
12 3 (2.26%) POSIX
12 3 (2.26%) SOAP
12 3 (2.26%) WCF
12 3 (2.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.53%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.52%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (4.51%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (3.01%) User Experience
6 3 (2.26%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.50%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.50%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.28%) Linux
2 11 (8.27%) Windows
3 1 (0.75%) Android
3 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (45.86%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (29.32%) Scrum
3 34 (25.56%) UML
4 32 (24.06%) OO
4 32 (24.06%) Test Automation
5 27 (20.30%) TDD
6 26 (19.55%) SOA
7 25 (18.80%) Kanban
8 24 (18.05%) Project Management
9 23 (17.29%) Technical Leadership
10 17 (12.78%) Customer-Centric Approach
10 17 (12.78%) Customer-Centricity
10 17 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (12.03%) Customer Requirements
11 16 (12.03%) OOA/OOD
12 15 (11.28%) OOD
13 14 (10.53%) Change Control
13 14 (10.53%) Multithreaded Programming
13 14 (10.53%) Multithreading
13 14 (10.53%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (20.30%) C#
2 24 (18.05%) C
3 23 (17.29%) PHP
4 22 (16.54%) C++
5 20 (15.04%) JavaScript
6 13 (9.77%) Java
6 13 (9.77%) SQL
7 9 (6.77%) Embedded C
8 5 (3.76%) Java 8
9 4 (3.01%) Embedded C++
9 4 (3.01%) VB
9 4 (3.01%) VB6
10 3 (2.26%) Python
10 3 (2.26%) Scala
11 2 (1.50%) R
11 2 (1.50%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.75%) ES6
12 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.75%) XAML
Qualifications
1 37 (27.82%) Security Cleared
2 36 (27.07%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.02%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (5.26%) Degree
5 2 (1.50%) CISSP
5 2 (1.50%) MCP
5 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.50%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.51%) QA
2 2 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.50%) MISRA
2 2 (1.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.75%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.75%) MISRA C
System Software
1 7 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (6.02%) Ansible
2 4 (3.01%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.26%) Puppet
4 1 (0.75%) PTC Integrity
Vendors
1 19 (14.29%) Zend
2 5 (3.76%) IBM
3 4 (3.01%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.26%) SAP
5 2 (1.50%) Cloudera
5 2 (1.50%) Oracle
6 1 (0.75%) Green Hills
6 1 (0.75%) Nintex
6 1 (0.75%) PTC
6 1 (0.75%) Xamarin