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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 43 53 64
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 8 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.58% 1.31% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.37% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Median daily rate £400 £240 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -36.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £324
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
495 584 605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 98.02% 95.58% 97.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 440 422
Median daily rate £370 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £201 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 29 21
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.25 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% -14.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £17.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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
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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 25 (65.79%) C#
2 24 (63.16%) Windows
3 21 (55.26%) SQL Server
4 16 (42.11%) OO
5 15 (39.47%) SQL
5 15 (39.47%) .NET
6 13 (34.21%) MySQL
6 13 (34.21%) PHP
6 13 (34.21%) OOP
6 13 (34.21%) Apache
6 13 (34.21%) Unit Testing
6 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
6 13 (34.21%) Moodle
7 12 (31.58%) .NET Framework
7 12 (31.58%) NHS
7 12 (31.58%) Visual Studio
8 11 (28.95%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (28.95%) Entity Framework
9 10 (26.32%) e-Learning
9 10 (26.32%) Software Engineering
9 10 (26.32%) ASP.NET
9 10 (26.32%) C
9 10 (26.32%) ITIL
9 10 (26.32%) C++
10 9 (23.68%) UML
10 9 (23.68%) OOA/OOD
10 9 (23.68%) Back Office
10 9 (23.68%) MVC
10 9 (23.68%) SC Cleared
10 9 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing

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 (34.21%) Apache
1 13 (34.21%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) SNMP
1 8 (21.05%) TCP/IP
1 8 (21.05%) VoIP
2 7 (18.42%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (55.26%) SQL Server
2 13 (34.21%) MySQL
3 11 (28.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database
4 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (13.16%) RDBMS
4 5 (13.16%) Relational Database
5 4 (10.53%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (31.58%) Visual Studio
2 8 (21.05%) Eclipse
2 8 (21.05%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (21.05%) StarTeam
3 6 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (13.16%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (23.68%) Back Office
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (39.47%) .NET
2 12 (31.58%) .NET Framework
3 11 (28.95%) Entity Framework
4 10 (26.32%) ASP.NET
5 8 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (13.16%) LINQ
6 5 (13.16%) WinForms
7 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (2.63%) Code First Entity Framework
7 1 (2.63%) RESTful
7 1 (2.63%) SOAP
7 1 (2.63%) WCF
7 1 (2.63%) Web Services
7 1 (2.63%) WPF
7 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) NHS
2 10 (26.32%) e-Learning
3 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (63.16%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) OO
2 13 (34.21%) OOP
2 13 (34.21%) Unit Testing
3 10 (26.32%) ITIL
3 10 (26.32%) Software Engineering
4 9 (23.68%) Change Control
4 9 (23.68%) MVC
4 9 (23.68%) OOA/OOD
4 9 (23.68%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (23.68%) UML
4 9 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (21.05%) Requirements Management
6 6 (15.79%) Project Management
7 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.63%) Information Security
7 1 (2.63%) Scrum
7 1 (2.63%) SDLC
7 1 (2.63%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (65.79%) C#
2 15 (39.47%) SQL
3 13 (34.21%) PHP
4 10 (26.32%) C
4 10 (26.32%) C++
5 5 (13.16%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
2 9 (23.68%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.63%) HL7
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Coverity
2 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.16%) Oracle
4 1 (2.63%) HP