Period
to 4 December 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £418 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Developer
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 5 2
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 46 122 378
As % of all contract jobs advertised in South Wales 10.45% 12.45% 26.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.22% 13.28% 27.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 101 296
Median daily rate £418 £415 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.60% -0.60% +11.33%
10th Percentile £213 £298 £325
90th Percentile £518 £525 £588
Wales median daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 - £35.00
Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -51.39% +2.86% +89.19%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South Wales
Contract vacancies in South Wales with a recognized job title 410 919 1,393
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.18% 93.78% 97.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 635 994
Median daily rate £400 £420 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +1.82% +10.00%
10th Percentile £140 £225 £277
90th Percentile £538 £563 £584
Wales median daily rate £419 £423 £415
% change year-on-year -0.89% +1.81% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 71 63
Median hourly rate £17.01 £18.70 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.00% +24.63% -1.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.53
90th Percentile £26.73 £42.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate £16.25 £18.70 £13.00
% change year-on-year -13.08% +43.81% -13.33%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in South Wales

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Developer in South Wales.

Daily rate trend for Developer in South Wales

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Developer in South Wales over the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Developer in South Wales

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Developer in South Wales.

Hourly rate trend for Developer in South Wales

Developer
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 4 December 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -1 27 £350 -15.66% 37
Newport +6 17 £438 -2.78% 10
Caerphilly +3 1 £418 +59.05% 2
Glamorgan - 1 £500 - 3
Developer
Wales

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South Wales region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 16 (34.78%) SQL
2 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (30.43%) Java
4 11 (23.91%) IBM
4 11 (23.91%) REST
5 9 (19.57%) Finance
5 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
6 8 (17.39%) .NET
6 8 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (13.04%) Git (software)
7 6 (13.04%) Azure
7 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
7 6 (13.04%) Scrum
7 6 (13.04%) C#
7 6 (13.04%) SOAP
7 6 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (10.87%) HTML
8 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
8 5 (10.87%) T-SQL
8 5 (10.87%) ASP.NET
8 5 (10.87%) TDD
8 5 (10.87%) Management Information System
8 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
8 5 (10.87%) Android
8 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Microservices
8 5 (10.87%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (10.87%) Power Platform

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.35%) Drupal
3 1 (2.17%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.17%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Chatbot
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) Azure
2 5 (10.87%) Power Platform
3 4 (8.70%) GCP
4 2 (4.35%) PaaS
5 1 (2.17%) AWS
5 1 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (2.17%) GitHub
5 1 (2.17%) npm
5 1 (2.17%) Office 365
5 1 (2.17%) OneDrive
5 1 (2.17%) PowerApps
5 1 (2.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (2.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (8.70%) MongoDB
3 4 (8.70%) Power BI
4 3 (6.52%) Couchbase
4 3 (6.52%) MySQL
4 3 (6.52%) NoSQL
4 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (6.52%) Tableau
5 2 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (4.35%) OLAP
5 2 (4.35%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (4.35%) OLTP
6 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.52%) MSTest
3 3 (6.52%) NUnit
3 3 (6.52%) Selenium
3 3 (6.52%) SpecFlow
4 2 (4.35%) MbUnit
4 2 (4.35%) Mercurial
4 2 (4.35%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.17%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.17%) CA Gen
5 1 (2.17%) JIRA
5 1 (2.17%) Maven
5 1 (2.17%) PHPUnit
5 1 (2.17%) Rational Team Concert
5 1 (2.17%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.17%) Subversion
General
1 9 (19.57%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.17%) Law
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.91%) REST
2 8 (17.39%) .NET
3 6 (13.04%) SOAP
4 5 (10.87%) ASP.NET
4 5 (10.87%) HTML
5 4 (8.70%) AngularJS
5 4 (8.70%) CSS
5 4 (8.70%) jQuery
5 4 (8.70%) Web Services
6 3 (6.52%) Gherkin
6 3 (6.52%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (6.52%) Laravel
6 3 (6.52%) Vue.js
7 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (4.35%) CSS3
7 2 (4.35%) HTML5
7 2 (4.35%) MDX
7 2 (4.35%) Node.js
7 2 (4.35%) WCF
8 1 (2.17%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Greenfield Project
1 5 (10.87%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.52%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.52%) User Experience
4 1 (2.17%) NHS
4 1 (2.17%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Android
2 3 (6.52%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.35%) Linux
4 1 (2.17%) AIX
4 1 (2.17%) CentOS
4 1 (2.17%) Unix
4 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (13.04%) Scrum
4 5 (10.87%) Microservices
4 5 (10.87%) TDD
4 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
4 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
5 4 (8.70%) CRUD
5 4 (8.70%) ETL
5 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
5 4 (8.70%) MVC
6 3 (6.52%) BDD
6 3 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.52%) Critical Thinking
6 3 (6.52%) DevOps
6 3 (6.52%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 3 (6.52%) ETL Development
6 3 (6.52%) OO
6 3 (6.52%) OOP
6 3 (6.52%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.78%) SQL
2 14 (30.43%) Java
3 6 (13.04%) C#
4 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.87%) T-SQL
5 4 (8.70%) PHP
6 3 (6.52%) Objective-C
7 2 (4.35%) C
7 2 (4.35%) Java 8
7 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.35%) Python
7 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.35%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.17%) Apex Code
8 1 (2.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (2.17%) Go
8 1 (2.17%) Korn
8 1 (2.17%) Kotlin
8 1 (2.17%) SOQL
8 1 (2.17%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.17%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.17%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Docker
2 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.35%) Terraform
3 1 (2.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (23.91%) IBM
2 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.52%) Xamarin
4 2 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (4.35%) Twitter