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 26 May 2016 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 46 52 67
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 18 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.31% 2.72% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.44% 2.83% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 3
Median daily rate £275 £299 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.94% -25.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £262 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £325 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £19.63 £18.90 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.83% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £39.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +8.33%
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
524 743 775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 96.32% 96.24% 95.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 484 483
Median daily rate £375 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.09% -3.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 40 27
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% +10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £8.50 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £17.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 26 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Wales region over the 3 months to 26 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -2 17 £275 -7.94% 2
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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 25 (60.98%) Windows
2 23 (56.10%) C#
3 22 (53.66%) SQL Server
4 18 (43.90%) .NET
5 16 (39.02%) OOP
5 16 (39.02%) Unit Testing
6 14 (34.15%) .NET Framework
6 14 (34.15%) OO
6 14 (34.15%) SQL
7 13 (31.71%) PHP
7 13 (31.71%) MySQL
7 13 (31.71%) Apache
7 13 (31.71%) NHS
7 13 (31.71%) Moodle
7 13 (31.71%) Entity Framework
8 12 (29.27%) Security Cleared
9 11 (26.83%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (26.83%) ASP.NET
10 10 (24.39%) UML
10 10 (24.39%) ITIL
10 10 (24.39%) Back Office
10 10 (24.39%) MVC
10 10 (24.39%) e-Learning
11 9 (21.95%) Visual Studio
11 9 (21.95%) C++
11 9 (21.95%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (21.95%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (21.95%) Change Control
12 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared

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 13 (31.71%) Apache
1 13 (31.71%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.07%) LDAP
2 4 (9.76%) SNMP
2 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (53.66%) SQL Server
2 13 (31.71%) MySQL
3 11 (26.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (17.07%) Oracle Database
4 7 (17.07%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (17.07%) RDBMS
4 7 (17.07%) Relational Database
5 6 (14.63%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) Visual Studio
2 7 (17.07%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (17.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (9.76%) Eclipse
3 4 (9.76%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (9.76%) StarTeam
4 2 (4.88%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.44%) Selenium
General
1 10 (24.39%) Back Office
2 1 (2.44%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (43.90%) .NET
2 14 (34.15%) .NET Framework
3 13 (31.71%) Entity Framework
4 11 (26.83%) ASP.NET
5 9 (21.95%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (17.07%) LINQ
6 7 (17.07%) WinForms
7 3 (7.32%) WCF
7 3 (7.32%) WPF
8 2 (4.88%) AutoMapper
8 2 (4.88%) Castle Windsor
8 2 (4.88%) RESTful
9 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (2.44%) Code First Entity Framework
9 1 (2.44%) Mojolicious
9 1 (2.44%) SOAP
9 1 (2.44%) Web Services
9 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (31.71%) NHS
2 10 (24.39%) e-Learning
3 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.88%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 25 (60.98%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) OOP
1 16 (39.02%) Unit Testing
2 14 (34.15%) OO
3 10 (24.39%) ITIL
3 10 (24.39%) MVC
3 10 (24.39%) UML
4 9 (21.95%) Change Control
4 9 (21.95%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering
6 6 (14.63%) Project Management
7 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (12.20%) OOA/OOD
8 4 (9.76%) Requirements Management
9 3 (7.32%) Scrum
10 2 (4.88%) MVVM
10 2 (4.88%) TDD
11 1 (2.44%) DevOps
11 1 (2.44%) Information Security
11 1 (2.44%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 23 (56.10%) C#
2 14 (34.15%) SQL
3 13 (31.71%) PHP
4 9 (21.95%) C++
5 7 (17.07%) PL/SQL
6 5 (12.20%) C
7 1 (2.44%) Java
7 1 (2.44%) Perl
7 1 (2.44%) Scala
7 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.44%) VC++
Qualifications
1 12 (29.27%) Security Cleared
2 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.07%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.44%) HL7
System Software
1 8 (19.51%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) Oracle
2 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.76%) Coverity
4 1 (2.44%) HP