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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Developer
Rank 69 - 53
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.55% - 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% - 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
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£313 - £294
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 - £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 - £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
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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
854 657 536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 94.68% 94.67% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 456 334
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 43 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 £21.53 £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 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
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 28 August 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
West Wales - 3 £325 -
South Wales - 2 £250 -
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Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 11 (91.67%) SQL
1 11 (91.67%) NHS
2 9 (75.00%) C#
2 9 (75.00%) .NET
3 8 (66.67%) Unit Testing
4 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (58.33%) RDBMS
4 7 (58.33%) Windows
4 7 (58.33%) OOP
4 7 (58.33%) Relational Database
5 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (50.00%) T-SQL
5 6 (50.00%) Scrum
6 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
6 5 (41.67%) WCF
6 5 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
6 5 (41.67%) XML
6 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
7 4 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
7 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
7 4 (33.33%) SOAP
7 4 (33.33%) Web Services
7 4 (33.33%) Oracle
7 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 4 (33.33%) LINQ
7 4 (33.33%) Entity Framework
7 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework
7 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) RDBMS
1 7 (58.33%) Relational Database
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (25.00%) InterBase
3 3 (25.00%) Firebird
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (8.33%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (16.67%) MSBuild
General
1 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
2 5 (41.67%) XML
2 5 (41.67%) WCF
3 4 (33.33%) LINQ
3 4 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 4 (33.33%) SOAP
3 4 (33.33%) Web Services
4 3 (25.00%) WinForms
4 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (25.00%) RESTful
5 2 (16.67%) WPF
5 2 (16.67%) HTML
6 1 (8.33%) XHTML
6 1 (8.33%) CSS
6 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (91.67%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) OOP
3 6 (50.00%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) UML
4 3 (25.00%) Information Security
4 3 (25.00%) OO
4 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (25.00%) SDLC
5 2 (16.67%) MVVM
6 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (8.33%) Coaching
6 1 (8.33%) TDD
6 1 (8.33%) BPEL
6 1 (8.33%) RAD
6 1 (8.33%) RUP
6 1 (8.33%) DSDM
6 1 (8.33%) MVC
6 1 (8.33%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) SQL
2 9 (75.00%) C#
3 6 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
5 3 (25.00%) Delphi
6 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) InterSystems