The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South Wales region that had Senior Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Developer
Rank 57 57 66
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 5 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.08% 1.17% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.20% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Median daily rate £275 £298 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.56% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £315 £380
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -17.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.63 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 - -
Senior Software 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
446 498 614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 96.54% 97.08% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 365 383
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £468 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 24 24
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.04% +4.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.80 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £18.90 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

Senior Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South Wales region that featured Senior Software Developer in the job title.

Senior Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Senior Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Senior Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Senior Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Cardiff -13 5 £275 -7.56% 1
Senior Software Developer
Wales

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, Senior Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region featuring Senior Software Developer in the job title.

1 13 (68.42%) C#
2 12 (63.16%) .NET
2 12 (63.16%) SQL Server
3 11 (57.89%) Windows
3 11 (57.89%) OOP
3 11 (57.89%) .NET Framework
3 11 (57.89%) Unit Testing
3 11 (57.89%) Entity Framework
4 8 (42.11%) OO
4 8 (42.11%) SQL
5 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
5 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
5 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
5 7 (36.84%) NHS
5 7 (36.84%) Back Office
6 6 (31.58%) MVC
6 6 (31.58%) LDAP
6 6 (31.58%) Visual Studio
6 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
7 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (26.32%) LINQ
7 5 (26.32%) Moodle
7 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
7 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
7 5 (26.32%) MySQL
7 5 (26.32%) Oracle
7 5 (26.32%) PHP
7 5 (26.32%) PL/SQL

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in South 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 5 (26.32%) Apache
1 5 (26.32%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) LDAP
2 2 (10.53%) SNMP
2 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (63.16%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) MySQL
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle9i Database
2 5 (26.32%) RDBMS
2 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Visual Studio
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (10.53%) Eclipse
4 2 (10.53%) MSBuild
4 2 (10.53%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (10.53%) StarTeam
General
1 7 (36.84%) Back Office
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) .NET
2 11 (57.89%) .NET Framework
2 11 (57.89%) Entity Framework
3 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
4 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (26.32%) LINQ
4 5 (26.32%) WinForms
5 3 (15.79%) WCF
6 2 (10.53%) AutoMapper
6 2 (10.53%) Castle Windsor
7 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (5.26%) Code First Entity Framework
7 1 (5.26%) RESTful
7 1 (5.26%) SOAP
7 1 (5.26%) Web Services
7 1 (5.26%) WPF
7 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) NHS
2 3 (15.79%) e-Learning
3 2 (10.53%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) OOP
1 11 (57.89%) Unit Testing
2 8 (42.11%) OO
3 6 (31.58%) MVC
4 4 (21.05%) Change Control
4 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 4 (21.05%) UML
5 3 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
5 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.53%) MVVM
6 2 (10.53%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (10.53%) Requirements Management
6 2 (10.53%) Scrum
7 1 (5.26%) Information Security
7 1 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) C#
2 8 (42.11%) SQL
3 5 (26.32%) PHP
3 5 (26.32%) PL/SQL
4 2 (10.53%) C
4 2 (10.53%) C++
5 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.26%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) Coverity
4 1 (5.26%) HP