The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 219 164 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 41.09% 33.40% 18.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 41.71% 34.53% 19.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 117 76
Average daily rate £375 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £259 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £468 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £22.06 £25.70 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.15% +2.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £37.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.59% +7.85%
Developer
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
525 475 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 98.50% 96.74% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 340 340
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 17 24
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.45 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.45% -17.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £33.90 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Developer in the job title across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Developer across the South Wales region.

Developer Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Developer across the South Wales region.

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Developer
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff 0 181 £375 +7.14% 23
Newport -5 10 £375 -13.79% 3
Neath Port Talbot - 5 £240 -
Bridgend 0 2 £275 -8.33% 3
Gwent - 2 £400 -
Developer
Wales

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title.

1 164 (48.38%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (44.54%) JavaScript
3 132 (38.94%) TDD
4 129 (38.05%) jQuery
5 120 (35.40%) OO
6 116 (34.22%) SQL
7 105 (30.97%) CSS
8 103 (30.38%) HTML
9 100 (29.50%) Java
10 95 (28.02%) .NET
11 88 (25.96%) C#
12 86 (25.37%) MVC
13 84 (24.78%) Software Engineering
14 83 (24.48%) Unix
15 81 (23.89%) Perl
16 80 (23.60%) SQL Server
17 78 (23.01%) Selenium
18 73 (21.53%) Web Development
19 70 (20.65%) Cucumber
20 65 (19.17%) Scrum
21 64 (18.88%) Unit Testing
21 64 (18.88%) Security Cleared
22 50 (14.75%) Legal
23 47 (13.86%) RESTful
23 47 (13.86%) MongoDB
24 46 (13.57%) HTML5
25 45 (13.27%) .NET Framework
26 44 (12.98%) Visual Studio
27 43 (12.68%) OOP
27 43 (12.68%) Microsoft

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (7.96%) Apache
2 25 (7.37%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (4.72%) Moodle
4 11 (3.24%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.65%) Confluence
5 9 (2.65%) FileNet
5 9 (2.65%) LiveCycle
6 8 (2.36%) IBM Notes
6 8 (2.36%) IIS
6 8 (2.36%) JBoss
6 8 (2.36%) Tomcat
7 7 (2.06%) GeoServer
8 6 (1.77%) CMS
9 5 (1.47%) Apache Solr
9 5 (1.47%) Node.js
9 5 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (1.18%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (3.24%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.06%) Gliffy
3 5 (1.47%) MS Office
4 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.29%) InDesign
4 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.88%) Office 365
2 2 (0.59%) GitHub
2 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.83%) LDAP
2 7 (2.06%) HTTP
3 3 (0.88%) Internet
4 2 (0.59%) SNMP
4 2 (0.59%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (23.60%) SQL Server
2 47 (13.86%) MongoDB
3 40 (11.80%) NoSQL
4 28 (8.26%) MySQL
4 28 (8.26%) Redis
5 25 (7.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 22 (6.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (5.60%) Relational Database
7 19 (5.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (5.01%) Oracle Database
9 15 (4.42%) RDBMS
10 13 (3.83%) Oracle Database 11g
11 12 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (3.54%) Oracle9i Database
12 8 (2.36%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (2.06%) MS Access
13 7 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
15 3 (0.88%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 78 (23.01%) Selenium
2 70 (20.65%) Cucumber
3 44 (12.98%) Visual Studio
4 38 (11.21%) Git (software)
5 25 (7.37%) Subversion
6 23 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (5.31%) NUnit
8 17 (5.01%) MbUnit
8 17 (5.01%) MSTest
9 16 (4.72%) Hudson
10 14 (4.13%) JIRA
11 13 (3.83%) Ant
11 13 (3.83%) Maven
12 11 (3.24%) Eclipse
12 11 (3.24%) Oracle Forms
13 8 (2.36%) Jasmine
13 8 (2.36%) Jenkins
13 8 (2.36%) JUnit
13 8 (2.36%) QUnit
13 8 (2.36%) SpecFlow
General
1 50 (14.75%) Legal
2 34 (10.03%) Finance
3 18 (5.31%) Back Office
4 7 (2.06%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.47%) Advertising
6 3 (0.88%) Multimedia
6 3 (0.88%) Publishing
7 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.59%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.29%) Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Marketing
8 1 (0.29%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (38.05%) jQuery
2 105 (30.97%) CSS
3 103 (30.38%) HTML
4 95 (28.02%) .NET
5 47 (13.86%) RESTful
6 46 (13.57%) HTML5
7 45 (13.27%) .NET Framework
8 42 (12.39%) XML
9 39 (11.50%) ASP.NET
10 38 (11.21%) CSS3
10 38 (11.21%) WCF
11 37 (10.91%) AngularJS
11 37 (10.91%) Mojolicious
12 36 (10.62%) Ajax
12 36 (10.62%) Entity Framework
13 35 (10.32%) ASP.NET Web API
14 29 (8.55%) Kafka
15 28 (8.26%) ASP.NET MVC
16 22 (6.49%) KnockoutJS
17 21 (6.19%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.19%) NHS
2 12 (3.54%) e-Learning
3 11 (3.24%) User Experience
4 7 (2.06%) AS400
4 7 (2.06%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.06%) Replication
5 6 (1.77%) Inversion of Control
5 6 (1.77%) W3C
6 4 (1.18%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.18%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.18%) N-Tier
7 3 (0.88%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.29%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.29%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.29%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.29%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 83 (24.48%) Unix
2 31 (9.14%) Windows
3 11 (3.24%) Android
3 11 (3.24%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.77%) Linux
5 4 (1.18%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (48.38%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (38.94%) TDD
3 120 (35.40%) OO
4 86 (25.37%) MVC
5 84 (24.78%) Software Engineering
6 73 (21.53%) Web Development
7 65 (19.17%) Scrum
8 64 (18.88%) Unit Testing
9 43 (12.68%) OOP
10 35 (10.32%) BDD
11 28 (8.26%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (6.19%) Front End Development
13 18 (5.31%) Mentoring
14 17 (5.01%) ATDD
14 17 (5.01%) DevOps
14 17 (5.01%) Document Management
14 17 (5.01%) Test-First Development
15 15 (4.42%) ETL
16 14 (4.13%) User Acceptance Testing
17 13 (3.83%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 151 (44.54%) JavaScript
2 116 (34.22%) SQL
3 100 (29.50%) Java
4 88 (25.96%) C#
5 81 (23.89%) Perl
6 36 (10.62%) PHP
7 32 (9.44%) Scala
8 31 (9.14%) Go
9 18 (5.31%) TypeScript
10 17 (5.01%) PL/SQL
10 17 (5.01%) T-SQL
11 13 (3.83%) ABAP
12 7 (2.06%) C++
12 7 (2.06%) RPG
12 7 (2.06%) SAPscript
13 5 (1.47%) ANSI SQL
13 5 (1.47%) Apple Swift
13 5 (1.47%) Objective-C
13 5 (1.47%) Ruby
14 4 (1.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 64 (18.88%) Security Cleared
2 39 (11.50%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.54%) BPSS Clearance
3 12 (3.54%) DV Cleared
4 5 (1.47%) BC Cleared
5 4 (1.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (1.77%) QA
3 5 (1.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.59%) WCAG
5 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.29%) HL7
5 1 (0.29%) WAI
System Software
1 14 (4.13%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 43 (12.68%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.90%) Oracle
3 14 (4.13%) SAP
4 10 (2.95%) Adobe
4 10 (2.95%) Sitecore
5 9 (2.65%) ILOG
5 9 (2.65%) Splunk
6 8 (2.36%) Lotus
6 8 (2.36%) Zend
7 7 (2.06%) Informatica
7 7 (2.06%) Kofax
7 7 (2.06%) Teradata
8 3 (0.88%) IBM
9 2 (0.59%) Coverity
9 2 (0.59%) Google
9 2 (0.59%) RedGate
9 2 (0.59%) Tableau
9 2 (0.59%) Twitter
10 1 (0.29%) Appcelerator
10 1 (0.29%) Kony
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Southern Lights Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £125 - £175 per day
Posted: 5 days ago