The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Developer
Rank 53 68 -
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 17 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.64% 0.78% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.69% 0.81% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 0
Average daily rate £300 £298 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £310 £380
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.63 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 - -
Senior Software Developer
UK

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
631 741 703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 97.98% 96.61% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 447 437
Average daily rate £375 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 41 28
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.45 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.45% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £18.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Senior Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Senior Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Senior Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Senior Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Senior Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer across the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Senior Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Senior Software 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 Software Developer within the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South Wales +3 17 £300 +0.84% 1
Senior Software Developer
UK

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region that cited Senior Software 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 Software Developer in their 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
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region that cited Senior Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

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