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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 58 46 45
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 19 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.95% 2.02% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.05% 2.07% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 1
Average daily rate £400 £305 £302
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% +0.99%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £349 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.15% +10.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.59 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+15.64% -3.92%
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
623 675 514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 96.74% 97.26% 96.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 406 279
Average daily rate £350 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 32 30
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.26 £22.50 £97.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 13 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Wales region over the 3 months to 13 February 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 -6 16 £400 +26.98% 4
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 18 (75.00%) C#
2 17 (70.83%) .NET
3 15 (62.50%) Unit Testing
4 13 (54.17%) OOP
4 13 (54.17%) MVC
5 12 (50.00%) OO
5 12 (50.00%) ASP.NET
6 11 (45.83%) .NET Framework
7 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (41.67%) Entity Framework
7 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
7 10 (41.67%) SQL
8 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
8 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (33.33%) Back Office
9 8 (33.33%) Windows
10 7 (29.17%) LDAP
10 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
10 7 (29.17%) NHS
11 6 (25.00%) HTML
12 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
12 5 (20.83%) Oracle
12 5 (20.83%) CSS
12 5 (20.83%) Scrum
12 5 (20.83%) UML
12 5 (20.83%) TDD
12 5 (20.83%) WCF
12 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
13 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
13 4 (16.67%) Relational Database

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (4.17%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) LDAP
2 2 (8.33%) HTTP
2 2 (8.33%) SNMP
2 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.33%) Eclipse
3 2 (8.33%) MSBuild
3 2 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (8.33%) StarTeam
4 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.17%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (4.17%) GoLive
4 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 8 (33.33%) Back Office
2 2 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (70.83%) .NET
2 12 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 11 (45.83%) .NET Framework
4 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (41.67%) Entity Framework
5 6 (25.00%) HTML
6 5 (20.83%) CSS
6 5 (20.83%) WCF
7 4 (16.67%) LINQ
7 4 (16.67%) WinForms
7 4 (16.67%) XML
8 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (8.33%) AutoMapper
8 2 (8.33%) Castle Windsor
8 2 (8.33%) jQuery
8 2 (8.33%) RESTful
8 2 (8.33%) SOAP
8 2 (8.33%) Web Services
8 2 (8.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) NHS
2 2 (8.33%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Unit Testing
2 13 (54.17%) MVC
2 13 (54.17%) OOP
3 12 (50.00%) OO
4 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.83%) Scrum
5 5 (20.83%) TDD
5 5 (20.83%) UML
6 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 2 (8.33%) MVVM
7 2 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (8.33%) Requirements Management
7 2 (8.33%) SDLC
8 1 (4.17%) Content Management
8 1 (4.17%) DevOps
8 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.17%) Project Management
8 1 (4.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (75.00%) C#
2 10 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
4 4 (16.67%) C++
4 4 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 2 (8.33%) C
5 2 (8.33%) Java
5 2 (8.33%) Perl
5 2 (8.33%) Scala
5 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.33%) VBScript
6 1 (4.17%) Go
6 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.17%) VC++
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) Coverity
4 1 (4.17%) Adobe
4 1 (4.17%) Macromedia
4 1 (4.17%) Telerik
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