The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the 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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
UK / Wales
Rank 56 61 51
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 8 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.26% 1.21% 1.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 1.27% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 6
Median daily rate £189 £294 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.65% -6.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £169 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £336 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +13.71%

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
612 553 667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 96.38% 95.51% 98.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 394 420
Median daily rate £400 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 28 39
Median hourly rate £12.75 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.12 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 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
South Wales +7 5 £185 -42.55% 8
West Wales -13 3 £369 +39.15% 2
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 Wales region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) MVC
2 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (41.67%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) Relational Database
3 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (33.33%) Coaching
4 4 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
4 4 (33.33%) MSBuild
4 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (33.33%) MSTest
4 4 (33.33%) Entity Framework
4 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) OOP
4 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 4 (33.33%) RDBMS
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) NUnit
4 4 (33.33%) Business Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) HTML
5 3 (25.00%) CSS
5 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) Web Development

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 1 (8.33%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Relational Database
2 4 (33.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (8.33%) Event Store
3 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MSBuild
1 4 (33.33%) MSTest
1 4 (33.33%) NUnit
1 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
1 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
1 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 4 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
3 3 (25.00%) CSS
3 3 (25.00%) HTML
3 3 (25.00%) jQuery
4 2 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (8.33%) Akka
5 1 (8.33%) Highcharts JS
5 1 (8.33%) Play Framework
5 1 (8.33%) REST
5 1 (8.33%) RESTful
5 1 (8.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) MVC
3 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 4 (33.33%) Coaching
4 4 (33.33%) OOP
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Web Development
6 2 (16.67%) CQRS
6 2 (16.67%) Data Flow Diagram
6 2 (16.67%) Open Source
6 2 (16.67%) Software Delivery
6 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (16.67%) Use Case
7 1 (8.33%) BDD
7 1 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
7 1 (8.33%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 1 (8.33%) High Availability
7 1 (8.33%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Sitecore