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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 73 33 49
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 7 23 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.87% 3.97% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 4.26% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -13.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £235 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £311 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £306
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £19.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -10.62%
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
759 540 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 94.40% 93.10% 91.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 316 259
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 31
Average hourly rate £16.36 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.54% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £12.50 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £19.17 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 2014. 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
South Wales -25 7 £350 +27.27% 5
Mid Wales - - - -
West Wales - - - -
North Wales - - - - 3
Software Developer
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Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 8 (61.54%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
2 7 (53.85%) C#
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 5 (38.46%) HTML
4 5 (38.46%) Java
4 5 (38.46%) Visual Studio
4 5 (38.46%) MVC
4 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (30.77%) jQuery
5 4 (30.77%) CSS
5 4 (30.77%) OO
6 3 (23.08%) XML
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (23.08%) Python
6 3 (23.08%) Perl
6 3 (23.08%) MCTS
6 3 (23.08%) WCF
7 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
7 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
7 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 2 (15.38%) Open Source
7 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 (7.69%) JBoss
1 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (7.69%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Visual Studio
2 4 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.69%) Gradle
3 1 (7.69%) Artifactory
3 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 1 (7.69%) JMeter
3 1 (7.69%) Subversion
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) ReSharper
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
3 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
3 5 (38.46%) HTML
4 4 (30.77%) jQuery
4 4 (30.77%) CSS
5 3 (23.08%) XML
5 3 (23.08%) WCF
6 2 (15.38%) XHTML
6 2 (15.38%) SOAP
6 2 (15.38%) Web Services
6 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (7.69%) HTML5
7 1 (7.69%) REST
7 1 (7.69%) CSS3
7 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (7.69%) Middleware
7 1 (7.69%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
1 2 (15.38%) Open Source
1 2 (15.38%) NHS
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.69%) Digital Media
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) MVC
3 4 (30.77%) OO
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 2 (15.38%) Web Development
5 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) Video Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Web Application Development
5 1 (7.69%) Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps
5 1 (7.69%) Coaching
5 1 (7.69%) Unified Process
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security
5 1 (7.69%) RAD
5 1 (7.69%) RUP
5 1 (7.69%) DSDM
5 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C#
2 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) Java
4 3 (23.08%) Python
4 3 (23.08%) Perl
5 2 (15.38%) PHP
6 1 (7.69%) C++
6 1 (7.69%) MUMPS
6 1 (7.69%) Ruby
6 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (23.08%) MCTS
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) vCloud
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) VMware