The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West 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 30 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.

Software Engineering
Wales / West Wales
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 9 22
Rank change year-on-year -9 +13  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 8 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Wales 9.30% 6.25% 5.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.50% 7.41% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
Median daily rate £500 £275 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +81.81% -29.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £275 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +8.33%  

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 West Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 64 27 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Wales 74.42% 84.38% 83.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 21 34
Median daily rate £488 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +26.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £32.50 £15.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +108.26%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in West Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West 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 West Wales

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineering in West Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in West Wales

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering in West Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in West Wales

Software Engineering
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Wales region over the 3 months to 30 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
Swansea -8 8 £500 +81.81% 1
Software Engineering
Wales

For the 6 months to 30 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 West Wales region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (62.96%) Java
3 15 (55.56%) Security Cleared
4 14 (51.85%) SC Cleared
5 11 (40.74%) Software Delivery
6 9 (33.33%) Mentoring
7 8 (29.63%) Problem Management
7 8 (29.63%) Project Management
8 7 (25.93%) Business Analysis
9 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (18.52%) IT Strategy
10 4 (14.81%) Ansible
10 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
10 4 (14.81%) REST
10 4 (14.81%) Scrum
10 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
10 4 (14.81%) Open Source
10 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (11.11%) Domain-Driven Design
11 3 (11.11%) Web Services
11 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
11 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
12 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (7.41%) Service Design
12 2 (7.41%) Dropwizard
12 2 (7.41%) SQL
12 2 (7.41%) HTML
12 2 (7.41%) CSS
12 2 (7.41%) Linux
12 2 (7.41%) Cucumber

Software Engineering
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) LongView
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Internet
1 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
2 2 (7.41%) Selenium
3 1 (3.70%) Capybara
3 1 (3.70%) JBehave
3 1 (3.70%) JUnit
3 1 (3.70%) Travis CI
3 1 (3.70%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (3.70%) Banking
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Software Engineer
2 9 (33.33%) Java Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) Head of IT
4 6 (22.22%) Java Software Engineer
5 5 (18.52%) Developer
6 4 (14.81%) Support Engineer
7 3 (11.11%) Applications Developer
7 3 (11.11%) Applications Engineer
7 3 (11.11%) Applications Support
7 3 (11.11%) Applications Support Engineer
7 3 (11.11%) Cloud Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Digital Director
8 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) Senior Java Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) Services Director
8 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
9 1 (3.70%) IT Director
9 1 (3.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) REST
2 3 (11.11%) Web Services
3 2 (7.41%) CSS
3 2 (7.41%) Dropwizard
3 2 (7.41%) HTML
3 2 (7.41%) Spring
4 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.70%) JSON
4 1 (3.70%) RESTful
4 1 (3.70%) Spring Boot
4 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Unix
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) Software Delivery
3 9 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 8 (29.63%) Problem Management
4 8 (29.63%) Project Management
5 7 (25.93%) Business Analysis
6 5 (18.52%) IT Strategy
7 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (14.81%) Open Source
7 4 (14.81%) Scrum
8 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
8 3 (11.11%) Domain-Driven Design
9 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (7.41%) Service Design
10 1 (3.70%) API Development
10 1 (3.70%) CQRS
10 1 (3.70%) Exploratory Testing
10 1 (3.70%) Functional Testing
10 1 (3.70%) Low Latency
10 1 (3.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) Java
2 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.41%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) Perl
4 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.70%) Python
4 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 14 (51.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) Ansible
2 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
1 1 (3.70%) SaltStack