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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 171 135 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 30.70% 27.05% 17.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.55% 27.95% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 100 50
Average daily rate £365 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 4
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £60.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -62.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.18 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+13.71% +6.59%
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
542 483 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 97.31% 96.79% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 340 232
Average daily rate £350 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 20 27
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.13 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.04% -2.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.12 £22.50 £105.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Developer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 13 February 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
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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 0 140 £355 +1.42% 27
Newport -5 15 £475 +18.75% 5
Neath Port Talbot - 4 £238 - 3
Gwent - 2 £400 -
Bridgend +6 1 £160 -46.66% 5
Developer
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Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 13 February 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.

1 218 (51.42%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (45.75%) SQL
3 159 (37.50%) TDD
4 151 (35.61%) JavaScript
5 150 (35.38%) .NET
6 149 (35.14%) Scrum
7 146 (34.43%) SQL Server
8 141 (33.25%) C#
9 139 (32.78%) Java
10 137 (32.31%) MVC
11 130 (30.66%) HTML
12 127 (29.95%) jQuery
13 120 (28.30%) CSS
14 114 (26.89%) OO
15 111 (26.18%) Unit Testing
16 96 (22.64%) Web Services
16 96 (22.64%) XML
17 88 (20.75%) Security Cleared
18 87 (20.52%) .NET Framework
19 86 (20.28%) Ajax
20 85 (20.05%) REST
21 84 (19.81%) ASP.NET
22 81 (19.10%) Git (software)
23 80 (18.87%) Selenium
23 80 (18.87%) Software Engineering
24 79 (18.63%) Team Foundation Server
25 76 (17.92%) Microsoft
26 71 (16.75%) Entity Framework
27 70 (16.51%) BDD
27 70 (16.51%) Visual Studio

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 54 (12.74%) Elasticsearch
2 33 (7.78%) Tomcat
3 32 (7.55%) IIS
4 26 (6.13%) JBoss
5 15 (3.54%) SharePoint
6 13 (3.07%) Apache
6 13 (3.07%) FileNet
7 11 (2.59%) Mule
8 10 (2.36%) Node.js
9 9 (2.12%) Confluence
9 9 (2.12%) IBM Notes
10 7 (1.65%) WebSphere
11 6 (1.42%) LiveCycle
11 6 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (1.42%) WebLogic
11 6 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.94%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.47%) Liferay
14 1 (0.24%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (1.65%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.94%) MS Office
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Primavera
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.24%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.18%) GitHub
1 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.94%) Office 365
3 2 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.24%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.90%) HTTP
2 13 (3.07%) LDAP
3 6 (1.42%) Internet
4 3 (0.71%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.47%) SNMP
5 2 (0.47%) VoIP
6 1 (0.24%) DHCP
6 1 (0.24%) DNS
6 1 (0.24%) FTP
6 1 (0.24%) IPsec
6 1 (0.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (34.43%) SQL Server
2 65 (15.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 57 (13.44%) MongoDB
4 56 (13.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 46 (10.85%) NoSQL
6 36 (8.49%) SQL Server 2014
7 33 (7.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 31 (7.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 27 (6.37%) Redis
10 23 (5.42%) Relational Database
11 17 (4.01%) Oracle Database
11 17 (4.01%) Oracle Database 11g
11 17 (4.01%) RDBMS
12 11 (2.59%) MySQL
13 9 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (2.12%) MS Access
14 7 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
15 6 (1.42%) Oracle9i Database
16 5 (1.18%) Neo4j
16 5 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 81 (19.10%) Git (software)
2 80 (18.87%) Selenium
3 79 (18.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 70 (16.51%) Visual Studio
5 50 (11.79%) Cucumber
6 48 (11.32%) Subversion
7 33 (7.78%) SpecFlow
8 31 (7.31%) Jenkins
9 25 (5.90%) Eclipse
10 24 (5.66%) JIRA
11 22 (5.19%) Hudson
12 19 (4.48%) Maven
13 15 (3.54%) Ant
14 14 (3.30%) Jasmine
14 14 (3.30%) QUnit
14 14 (3.30%) Sinon.JS
15 9 (2.12%) Spock
15 9 (2.12%) Trac
16 7 (1.65%) JUnit
17 6 (1.42%) DbUnit
General
1 45 (10.61%) Finance
2 35 (8.25%) Back Office
3 29 (6.84%) Legal
4 13 (3.07%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (0.71%) Advertising
5 3 (0.71%) Banking
5 3 (0.71%) Multimedia
5 3 (0.71%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.24%) Marketing
6 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (35.38%) .NET
2 130 (30.66%) HTML
3 127 (29.95%) jQuery
4 120 (28.30%) CSS
5 96 (22.64%) Web Services
5 96 (22.64%) XML
6 87 (20.52%) .NET Framework
7 86 (20.28%) Ajax
8 85 (20.05%) REST
9 84 (19.81%) ASP.NET
10 71 (16.75%) Entity Framework
11 69 (16.27%) SOAP
12 65 (15.33%) Spring
13 61 (14.39%) ASP.NET MVC
13 61 (14.39%) WCF
14 57 (13.44%) RESTful
15 51 (12.03%) Hibernate
16 41 (9.67%) ASP.NET Web API
17 38 (8.96%) HTML5
18 31 (7.31%) Mojolicious
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.31%) NHS
2 17 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.54%) User Experience
4 8 (1.89%) AS400
4 8 (1.89%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.65%) Inversion of Control
5 7 (1.65%) Replication
5 7 (1.65%) W3C
6 5 (1.18%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.18%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.24%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.24%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.24%) iSeries
8 1 (0.24%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.24%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 48 (11.32%) Unix
2 17 (4.01%) Android
3 16 (3.77%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.83%) Windows
5 9 (2.12%) Linux
6 5 (1.18%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.71%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (51.42%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (37.50%) TDD
3 149 (35.14%) Scrum
4 137 (32.31%) MVC
5 114 (26.89%) OO
6 111 (26.18%) Unit Testing
7 80 (18.87%) Software Engineering
8 70 (16.51%) BDD
9 60 (14.15%) OOP
10 51 (12.03%) Continuous Integration
11 50 (11.79%) SOA
12 30 (7.08%) UML
13 24 (5.66%) Web Development
14 19 (4.48%) SDLC
15 18 (4.25%) Data Modelling
15 18 (4.25%) ETL
15 18 (4.25%) Software Testing
16 15 (3.54%) Document Management
16 15 (3.54%) Migration
16 15 (3.54%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 194 (45.75%) SQL
2 151 (35.61%) JavaScript
3 141 (33.25%) C#
4 139 (32.78%) Java
5 51 (12.03%) Perl
6 38 (8.96%) Scala
7 35 (8.25%) Go
8 33 (7.78%) T-SQL
9 25 (5.90%) PL/SQL
10 15 (3.54%) PHP
10 15 (3.54%) XPath
11 11 (2.59%) Ruby
12 8 (1.89%) RPG
13 7 (1.65%) C++
13 7 (1.65%) Python
14 5 (1.18%) ANSI SQL
15 4 (0.94%) RPG IV
16 3 (0.71%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.71%) VC++
17 2 (0.47%) C
Qualifications
1 88 (20.75%) Security Cleared
2 61 (14.39%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.59%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (1.42%) Degree
5 3 (0.71%) BC Cleared
5 3 (0.71%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.24%) HND
6 1 (0.24%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.55%) Disclosure Scotland
2 29 (6.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (6.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (1.18%) QA
5 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.24%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (3.07%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.42%) Shibboleth
3 2 (0.47%) Docker
4 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.24%) Puppet
Vendors
1 76 (17.92%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.66%) Oracle
3 14 (3.30%) Red Gate
4 12 (2.83%) IBM
5 11 (2.59%) Atlassian
6 9 (2.12%) Lotus
7 7 (1.65%) Adobe
7 7 (1.65%) Informatica
7 7 (1.65%) Teradata
8 6 (1.42%) ILOG
8 6 (1.42%) Kofax
8 6 (1.42%) Splunk
9 4 (0.94%) Twitter
10 3 (0.71%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.47%) Coverity
11 2 (0.47%) SAP
11 2 (0.47%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.47%) Tableau
11 2 (0.47%) Zend
12 1 (0.24%) Telerik
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