The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 69 57 52
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 11 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.20% 1.56% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.64% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 2
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£325 £325 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £378 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.02 £20.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+80.10% -48.38%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
869 669 538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 94.66% 94.76% 93.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 464 334
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 25 29
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.60% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £38.75 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the Wales region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Senior Developer
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the Wales region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. 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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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
South Wales -18 7 £338 +3.84% 4
West Wales - 3 £325 -
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Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region that cited Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title.

1 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (62.50%) Scrum
3 17 (53.13%) SQL
4 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
5 14 (43.75%) .NET
5 14 (43.75%) Windows
6 13 (40.63%) SQL Server
6 13 (40.63%) C#
6 13 (40.63%) NHS
7 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
7 11 (34.38%) Oracle
8 10 (31.25%) Unit Testing
9 9 (28.13%) OOP
10 8 (25.00%) Mainframe
10 8 (25.00%) RDBMS
10 8 (25.00%) Relational Database
11 7 (21.88%) .NET Framework
11 7 (21.88%) WCF
11 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET
11 7 (21.88%) Web Services
11 7 (21.88%) MCDBA
11 7 (21.88%) MySQL
12 6 (18.75%) Java
12 6 (18.75%) T-SQL
12 6 (18.75%) SOAP
12 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
12 6 (18.75%) XML
12 6 (18.75%) MCITP
12 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region that cited Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (40.63%) SQL Server
2 8 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 8 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 7 (21.88%) MySQL
4 5 (15.63%) Oracle9i Database
4 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database
4 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (9.38%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (9.38%) InterBase
5 3 (9.38%) Firebird
6 1 (3.13%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (3.13%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (9.38%) MSBuild
3 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.13%) Subversion
4 1 (3.13%) JIRA
4 1 (3.13%) Mockito
4 1 (3.13%) Hudson
4 1 (3.13%) Ant
4 1 (3.13%) JUnit
General
1 3 (9.38%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (43.75%) .NET
2 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET
2 7 (21.88%) Web Services
2 7 (21.88%) .NET Framework
2 7 (21.88%) WCF
3 6 (18.75%) SOAP
3 6 (18.75%) XML
3 6 (18.75%) Entity Framework
4 5 (15.63%) LINQ
4 5 (15.63%) HTML
5 4 (12.50%) WinForms
5 4 (12.50%) CSS
5 4 (12.50%) RESTful
5 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (6.25%) HTML5
7 2 (6.25%) CSS3
7 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (6.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (40.63%) NHS
2 8 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.25%) User Experience
5 1 (3.13%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 14 (43.75%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (62.50%) Scrum
3 10 (31.25%) Unit Testing
4 9 (28.13%) OOP
5 5 (15.63%) ETL
6 4 (12.50%) UML
6 4 (12.50%) OO
6 4 (12.50%) MVC
6 4 (12.50%) TDD
6 4 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Information Security
7 3 (9.38%) SDLC
7 3 (9.38%) MVVM
8 2 (6.25%) Kanban
8 2 (6.25%) SOA
9 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (3.13%) RAD
9 1 (3.13%) RUP
9 1 (3.13%) DSDM
9 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) SQL
2 13 (40.63%) C#
3 6 (18.75%) Java
3 6 (18.75%) T-SQL
4 5 (15.63%) PL/SQL
5 3 (9.38%) Delphi
6 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.88%) MCDBA
2 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (18.75%) MCITP
3 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (9.38%) HL7
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.13%) Docker
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
2 11 (34.38%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (3.13%) InterSystems
4 1 (3.13%) hybris