The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 53 65 27
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 21 6 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.71% 0.74% 4.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.88% 0.78% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 16
Average daily rate
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£299 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.58% +11.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.90 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Software Developer
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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
729 766 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 93.94% 93.87% 93.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 477 249
Average daily rate £356 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 25 30
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £11.13 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.37 £28.88 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Wales region over the 3 months to 29 May 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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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 +15 21 £299 -17.58% 4
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region that cited 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 23 (71.88%) C#
2 22 (68.75%) .NET
3 19 (59.38%) NHS
4 16 (50.00%) SQL
5 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
6 12 (37.50%) ASP.NET
7 11 (34.38%) Windows
8 10 (31.25%) XML
8 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (31.25%) .NET Framework
8 10 (31.25%) Entity Framework
9 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
10 8 (25.00%) T-SQL
10 8 (25.00%) OOP
10 8 (25.00%) WCF
10 8 (25.00%) Unit Testing
10 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
11 7 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (21.88%) LINQ
11 7 (21.88%) Relational Database
11 7 (21.88%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
11 7 (21.88%) RDBMS
11 7 (21.88%) Visual Studio
12 6 (18.75%) PL/SQL
12 6 (18.75%) SOAP
12 6 (18.75%) Web Services
12 6 (18.75%) Oracle
12 6 (18.75%) Oracle9i Database
12 6 (18.75%) Automated Testing

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region that cited 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.25%) Apache
1 2 (6.25%) Drupal
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.88%) Relational Database
2 7 (21.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (21.88%) RDBMS
3 6 (18.75%) Oracle9i Database
3 6 (18.75%) Oracle Database
3 6 (18.75%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (12.50%) InterBase
4 4 (12.50%) Firebird
5 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (6.25%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.13%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (21.88%) Visual Studio
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (6.25%) MSBuild
General
1 2 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (68.75%) .NET
2 12 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 10 (31.25%) XML
3 10 (31.25%) .NET Framework
3 10 (31.25%) Entity Framework
4 8 (25.00%) WCF
5 7 (21.88%) LINQ
6 6 (18.75%) SOAP
6 6 (18.75%) Web Services
7 5 (15.63%) RESTful
7 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (15.63%) WinForms
8 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (9.38%) WPF
9 1 (3.13%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 19 (59.38%) NHS
2 4 (12.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) OOP
2 8 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 6 (18.75%) Automated Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Scrum
5 4 (12.50%) UML
5 4 (12.50%) Migration
5 4 (12.50%) TDD
5 4 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 3 (9.38%) Dependency Injection
6 3 (9.38%) MVC
6 3 (9.38%) Information Security
6 3 (9.38%) Project Management
6 3 (9.38%) ETL
7 2 (6.25%) OO
7 2 (6.25%) Workflow
7 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
7 2 (6.25%) MSF
7 2 (6.25%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 23 (71.88%) C#
2 16 (50.00%) SQL
3 8 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 6 (18.75%) PL/SQL
5 4 (12.50%) Delphi
5 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.25%) PHP
7 1 (3.13%) Java
7 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle
3 5 (15.63%) Business Objects
4 2 (6.25%) InterSystems