Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

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
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 187 277 435
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 20.11% 24.53% 33.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.78% 25.11% 35.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 191 342
South Wales median daily rate £375 £425 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +23.64% +0.36%
10th Percentile £250 £274 £225
90th Percentile £475 £556 £475
Wales median daily rate £375 £450 £338
% change year-on-year -16.67% +33.33% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
South Wales median hourly rate £18.50 £39.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.16% +88.10% -85.52%
10th Percentile £16.75 £24.73 £9.00
90th Percentile £23.58 £57.28 £62.00
Wales median hourly rate £18.50 £39.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year -53.16% +33.90% -20.59%

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 900 1103 1242
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.77% 97.70% 96.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 755 934
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £167 £196 £213
90th Percentile £525 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 70 54
South Wales median hourly rate £15.50 £15.38 £15.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.81% -2.72% +17.07%
10th Percentile £11.10 £10.43 £9.58
90th Percentile £44.35 £70.75 £28.68
Wales median hourly rate £15.12 £13.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year +14.11% -5.36% -

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in South Wales

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in South Wales

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in South Wales over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in South Wales

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in South Wales.

Contractor 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 25 November 2017. 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 +2 140 £361 -3.67% 13
Newport -8 20 £413 -13.16% 4
Caerphilly -3 2 £350 +26.13%
Glamorgan 0 1 - - 1
Developer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, 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 South Wales region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 75 (40.11%) SQL
2 68 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (31.02%) .NET
4 57 (30.48%) HTML
5 53 (28.34%) JavaScript
6 50 (26.74%) CSS
7 45 (24.06%) Microsoft
8 43 (22.99%) SQL Server
9 41 (21.93%) Java
9 41 (21.93%) Relational Database
10 40 (21.39%) C#
11 37 (19.79%) MVC
12 34 (18.18%) Unit Testing
13 28 (14.97%) HTML5
14 26 (13.90%) ASP.NET
15 25 (13.37%) OOP
15 25 (13.37%) RDBMS
15 25 (13.37%) .NET Framework
15 25 (13.37%) CSS3
16 24 (12.83%) AngularJS
16 24 (12.83%) Scrum
17 22 (11.76%) jQuery
17 22 (11.76%) Git (software)
17 22 (11.76%) Entity Framework
18 21 (11.23%) ASP.NET MVC
19 20 (10.70%) Test Automation
19 20 (10.70%) LINQ
20 19 (10.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 19 (10.16%) TDD
20 19 (10.16%) Data Warehouse

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 6 (3.21%) CMS
1 6 (3.21%) SAS
2 4 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.14%) OpenROAD
2 4 (2.14%) Umbraco
3 2 (1.07%) IIS
3 2 (1.07%) WordPress
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon Alexa
4 1 (0.53%) Apache
4 1 (0.53%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.53%) Drupal
4 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.07%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.07%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.53%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.53%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.42%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.81%) npm
3 3 (1.60%) PaaS
3 3 (1.60%) Serverless
4 2 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.53%) GitHub
5 1 (0.53%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.88%) HTTP
2 2 (1.07%) SMS
3 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (22.99%) SQL Server
2 41 (21.93%) Relational Database
3 25 (13.37%) RDBMS
4 19 (10.16%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (10.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (8.02%) MongoDB
6 10 (5.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (4.81%) Oracle Database
8 8 (4.28%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (3.74%) Power BI
10 6 (3.21%) Ingres
10 6 (3.21%) MySQL
10 6 (3.21%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (3.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (2.67%) NoSQL
11 5 (2.67%) Oracle9i Database
11 5 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (2.67%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (2.67%) Star Schema
12 4 (2.14%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 22 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 18 (9.63%) NUnit
3 14 (7.49%) MSTest
4 10 (5.35%) Grunt
4 10 (5.35%) gulp
5 9 (4.81%) SonarQube
5 9 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (4.28%) Visual Studio
7 7 (3.74%) Cucumber
7 7 (3.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (3.21%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.67%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (2.14%) MSBuild
11 3 (1.60%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.60%) JIRA
12 2 (1.07%) Dreamweaver
12 2 (1.07%) JProfiler
12 2 (1.07%) JSUnit
12 2 (1.07%) Maven
12 2 (1.07%) Subversion
General
1 16 (8.56%) Finance
2 6 (3.21%) Banking
2 6 (3.21%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.60%) Back Office
4 2 (1.07%) Advertising
4 2 (1.07%) Local Government
4 2 (1.07%) Marketing
5 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (31.02%) .NET
2 57 (30.48%) HTML
3 50 (26.74%) CSS
4 28 (14.97%) HTML5
5 26 (13.90%) ASP.NET
6 25 (13.37%) .NET Framework
6 25 (13.37%) CSS3
7 24 (12.83%) AngularJS
8 22 (11.76%) Entity Framework
8 22 (11.76%) jQuery
9 21 (11.23%) ASP.NET MVC
10 20 (10.70%) LINQ
11 19 (10.16%) Web Services
12 18 (9.63%) Node.js
12 18 (9.63%) Spring
13 15 (8.02%) React
14 14 (7.49%) JSON
15 13 (6.95%) Ajax
15 13 (6.95%) XML
16 10 (5.35%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.56%) NHS
2 10 (5.35%) User Experience
3 5 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.14%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.07%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.07%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.07%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.07%) Fintech
5 2 (1.07%) iSeries
5 2 (1.07%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.53%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.56%) Linux
2 15 (8.02%) Unix
3 11 (5.88%) Mac OS X
4 7 (3.74%) Windows
5 5 (2.67%) AIX
6 3 (1.60%) Android
7 1 (0.53%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.53%) CentOS
7 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (19.79%) MVC
3 34 (18.18%) Unit Testing
4 25 (13.37%) OOP
5 24 (12.83%) Scrum
6 20 (10.70%) Test Automation
7 19 (10.16%) Front End Development
7 19 (10.16%) Responsive Web Design
7 19 (10.16%) TDD
8 18 (9.63%) ETL
8 18 (9.63%) Mentoring
9 17 (9.09%) Coaching
10 16 (8.56%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (8.56%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (8.56%) Microservices
10 16 (8.56%) Web Development
11 12 (6.42%) OO
12 10 (5.35%) Configuration Management
12 10 (5.35%) SDLC
13 9 (4.81%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 75 (40.11%) SQL
2 53 (28.34%) JavaScript
3 41 (21.93%) Java
4 40 (21.39%) C#
5 13 (6.95%) Python
5 13 (6.95%) T-SQL
6 12 (6.42%) Go
6 12 (6.42%) PHP
7 10 (5.35%) Perl
8 8 (4.28%) PL/SQL
8 8 (4.28%) Scala
9 5 (2.67%) VBA
10 3 (1.60%) C
10 3 (1.60%) Ingres ABF
11 2 (1.07%) ES6
12 1 (0.53%) C++
12 1 (0.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.53%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.53%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (8.02%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.49%) Degree
3 10 (5.35%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.21%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.07%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (1.07%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.28%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.07%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.53%) HL7
3 1 (0.53%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (2.14%) Docker
2 1 (0.53%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.53%) KVM
2 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (2.67%) Ansible
2 2 (1.07%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.53%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 45 (24.06%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.63%) Oracle
3 8 (4.28%) Perforce
4 5 (2.67%) IBM
4 5 (2.67%) Tableau
5 4 (2.14%) HP
5 4 (2.14%) Teradata
6 3 (1.60%) Adobe
6 3 (1.60%) Informatica
7 1 (0.53%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.53%) Google
7 1 (0.53%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.53%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.53%) RedGate
7 1 (0.53%) SAP
7 1 (0.53%) Xamarin