The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South Wales region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 37 43 57
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 22 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.54% 3.66% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.61% 3.77% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 3
Median daily rate £275 £298 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.56% -25.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £260 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £325 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £19.63 £18.90 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.83% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £35.25
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +12.05%
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
477 478 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 98.35% 97.15% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 343 332
Median daily rate £370 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 18 23
Median hourly rate £13.20 £12.45 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -17.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £33.70 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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 Software Developer across the South Wales region.

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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 Software Developer within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 5 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 -14 20 £275 -7.56% 4
Gwent - 2 £400 -
Software Developer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 21 (61.76%) SQL Server
2 19 (55.88%) Windows
3 18 (52.94%) C#
4 17 (50.00%) .NET
5 15 (44.12%) OOP
5 15 (44.12%) Unit Testing
6 14 (41.18%) .NET Framework
7 13 (38.24%) Moodle
7 13 (38.24%) Entity Framework
7 13 (38.24%) Apache
7 13 (38.24%) MySQL
7 13 (38.24%) PHP
8 12 (35.29%) SQL
8 12 (35.29%) NHS
9 11 (32.35%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (29.41%) e-Learning
10 10 (29.41%) ASP.NET
10 10 (29.41%) OO
10 10 (29.41%) ITIL
11 9 (26.47%) Back Office
11 9 (26.47%) MVC
11 9 (26.47%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (26.47%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (26.47%) Change Control
12 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (23.53%) Active Directory
13 7 (20.59%) RDBMS
13 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
13 7 (20.59%) WinForms
13 7 (20.59%) Visual Studio

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 13 (38.24%) Apache
1 13 (38.24%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) LDAP
2 2 (5.88%) SNMP
2 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (61.76%) SQL Server
2 13 (38.24%) MySQL
3 11 (32.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (20.59%) Oracle Database
4 7 (20.59%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (20.59%) RDBMS
4 7 (20.59%) Relational Database
5 6 (17.65%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Oracle Forms
1 7 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (20.59%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.88%) Eclipse
2 2 (5.88%) MSBuild
2 2 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (5.88%) StarTeam
3 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.94%) Selenium
General
1 9 (26.47%) Back Office
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (50.00%) .NET
2 14 (41.18%) .NET Framework
3 13 (38.24%) Entity Framework
4 10 (29.41%) ASP.NET
5 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (20.59%) LINQ
6 7 (20.59%) WinForms
7 3 (8.82%) RESTful
7 3 (8.82%) WCF
8 2 (5.88%) AutoMapper
8 2 (5.88%) Castle Windsor
8 2 (5.88%) WPF
8 2 (5.88%) XML
9 1 (2.94%) Ajax
9 1 (2.94%) CSS
9 1 (2.94%) HTML
9 1 (2.94%) jQuery
9 1 (2.94%) SOAP
9 1 (2.94%) Web Services
9 1 (2.94%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) NHS
2 10 (29.41%) e-Learning
3 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.88%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 19 (55.88%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) OOP
1 15 (44.12%) Unit Testing
2 10 (29.41%) ITIL
2 10 (29.41%) OO
3 9 (26.47%) Change Control
3 9 (26.47%) MVC
3 9 (26.47%) Penetration Testing
3 9 (26.47%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (17.65%) Project Management
5 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
6 4 (11.76%) UML
7 3 (8.82%) Scrum
7 3 (8.82%) TDD
8 2 (5.88%) MVVM
8 2 (5.88%) OOA/OOD
8 2 (5.88%) Requirements Management
9 1 (2.94%) DevOps
9 1 (2.94%) Information Security
9 1 (2.94%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 18 (52.94%) C#
2 13 (38.24%) PHP
3 12 (35.29%) SQL
4 7 (20.59%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.88%) C
5 2 (5.88%) C++
5 2 (5.88%) Java
5 2 (5.88%) Perl
5 2 (5.88%) Scala
6 1 (2.94%) Go
6 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.94%) HL7
System Software
1 8 (23.53%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
1 7 (20.59%) Oracle
2 2 (5.88%) Coverity
3 1 (2.94%) HP