The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 125 206 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 22.28% 35.40% 28.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.02% 35.83% 29.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 145 90
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £281 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £24.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +124.48% -10.90%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

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

Contract IT Job Roles
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 543 575 437
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 96.79% 98.80% 95.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 386 302
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 35 20
Median hourly rate £17.77 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.69% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales that featured Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 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
Cardiff -1 81 £400 +6.66% 23
Newport +6 27 £511 +10.54% 6
Monmouthshire - 2 - -
Neath Port Talbot +2 1 £400 +66.66%
Bridgend -7 1 £325 +18.18% 3
Developer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 161 (55.33%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (39.86%) Java
3 83 (28.52%) JavaScript
4 80 (27.49%) Scrum
5 78 (26.80%) HTML
6 73 (25.09%) SQL
7 71 (24.40%) TDD
8 66 (22.68%) CSS
9 62 (21.31%) Web Development
10 46 (15.81%) Spring
11 45 (15.46%) Relational Database
12 43 (14.78%) jQuery
13 40 (13.75%) JSON
14 39 (13.40%) Python
14 39 (13.40%) RESTful
15 37 (12.71%) BDD
15 37 (12.71%) Microservices
15 37 (12.71%) .NET
15 37 (12.71%) Software Engineering
16 36 (12.37%) Front End Development
17 35 (12.03%) HTML5
17 35 (12.03%) REST
18 34 (11.68%) Security Cleared
19 33 (11.34%) MongoDB
20 32 (11.00%) Hibernate
21 31 (10.65%) Finance
21 31 (10.65%) CSS3
22 30 (10.31%) AngularJS
22 30 (10.31%) Ajax
23 29 (9.97%) C#

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 21 (7.22%) Apache Spark
2 19 (6.53%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (4.47%) Cloud Foundry
4 10 (3.44%) Apache
4 10 (3.44%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.06%) Jupyter
6 5 (1.72%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.03%) Liferay
9 2 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.69%) CMS
9 2 (0.69%) GeoServer
9 2 (0.69%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.69%) SAS
9 2 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.34%) IIS
10 1 (0.34%) Mule
10 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (3.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (2.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.37%) PaaS
4 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.34%) Office 365
4 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.62%) HTTP
2 4 (1.37%) Bluetooth
2 4 (1.37%) Wireless
3 2 (0.69%) Extranet
3 2 (0.69%) Intranet
4 1 (0.34%) SNMP
4 1 (0.34%) SSH
4 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (15.46%) Relational Database
2 33 (11.34%) MongoDB
3 28 (9.62%) Big Data
4 24 (8.25%) Hadoop
5 22 (7.56%) SQL Server
6 21 (7.22%) MySQL
7 19 (6.53%) NoSQL
8 17 (5.84%) Neo4j
9 13 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (3.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (3.09%) RDBMS
12 7 (2.41%) HBase
13 5 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (1.37%) Oracle Database
14 4 (1.37%) QlikView
15 3 (1.03%) Geospatial Data
15 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (7.90%) Git (software)
2 22 (7.56%) Cucumber
2 22 (7.56%) Jenkins
3 12 (4.12%) NUnit
4 8 (2.75%) JUnit
4 8 (2.75%) Maven
4 8 (2.75%) MSTest
4 8 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (2.41%) MSBuild
6 6 (2.06%) Android Studio
6 6 (2.06%) JIRA
6 6 (2.06%) Selenium
6 6 (2.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (1.72%) JBehave
8 4 (1.37%) Subversion
8 4 (1.37%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.03%) gulp
9 3 (1.03%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.69%) Grunt
10 2 (0.69%) Mercurial
General
1 31 (10.65%) Finance
2 12 (4.12%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.78%) Marketing
4 9 (3.09%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.75%) Electronics
6 4 (1.37%) Banking
6 4 (1.37%) Publishing
7 2 (0.69%) Advertising
7 2 (0.69%) Games
7 2 (0.69%) Retail
8 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (26.80%) HTML
2 66 (22.68%) CSS
3 46 (15.81%) Spring
4 43 (14.78%) jQuery
5 40 (13.75%) JSON
6 39 (13.40%) RESTful
7 37 (12.71%) .NET
8 35 (12.03%) HTML5
8 35 (12.03%) REST
9 32 (11.00%) Hibernate
10 31 (10.65%) CSS3
11 30 (10.31%) Ajax
11 30 (10.31%) AngularJS
12 26 (8.93%) XML
13 24 (8.25%) ASP.NET
13 24 (8.25%) Web Services
14 20 (6.87%) Dropwizard
14 20 (6.87%) Kafka
14 20 (6.87%) Spring Boot
15 19 (6.53%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.22%) User Experience
2 16 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.47%) Algorithms
4 6 (2.06%) AS400
5 5 (1.72%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.72%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.72%) NHS
5 5 (1.72%) W3C
6 4 (1.37%) CMDB
6 4 (1.37%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.37%) iPad
7 2 (0.69%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.69%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.69%) Fintech
7 2 (0.69%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.69%) Social Media
8 1 (0.34%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.34%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.59%) Linux
2 16 (5.50%) Unix
3 13 (4.47%) Mac OS X
4 10 (3.44%) Windows
5 8 (2.75%) Android
6 3 (1.03%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.03%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (55.33%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (27.49%) Scrum
3 71 (24.40%) TDD
4 62 (21.31%) Web Development
5 37 (12.71%) BDD
5 37 (12.71%) Microservices
5 37 (12.71%) Software Engineering
6 36 (12.37%) Front End Development
7 27 (9.28%) Web Design
8 26 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (8.25%) Responsive Web Design
10 23 (7.90%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (7.90%) Kanban
11 21 (7.22%) MVC
12 20 (6.87%) Configuration Management
13 18 (6.19%) DevOps
14 17 (5.84%) Continuous Deployment
14 17 (5.84%) OO
14 17 (5.84%) OOP
15 16 (5.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 116 (39.86%) Java
2 83 (28.52%) JavaScript
3 73 (25.09%) SQL
4 39 (13.40%) Python
5 29 (9.97%) C#
6 21 (7.22%) Go
7 20 (6.87%) PHP
8 19 (6.53%) Scala
9 6 (2.06%) PL/SQL
9 6 (2.06%) RPG
10 5 (1.72%) Ruby
11 4 (1.37%) R
11 4 (1.37%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.37%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.03%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.03%) VB
13 2 (0.69%) ABAP
13 2 (0.69%) C++
13 2 (0.69%) Tcl
13 2 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (11.68%) Security Cleared
2 25 (8.59%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.37%) Degree
6 2 (0.69%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.34%) MCITP
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.72%) QA
3 2 (0.69%) WAI
3 2 (0.69%) WCAG
System Software
1 23 (7.90%) Docker
2 4 (1.37%) Firmware
3 3 (1.03%) HDFS
4 2 (0.69%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.34%) vCloud
5 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (2.75%) Ansible
2 2 (0.69%) Oozie
3 1 (0.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (8.25%) Cloudera
2 23 (7.90%) Oracle
3 21 (7.22%) Microsoft
3 21 (7.22%) SAP
4 11 (3.78%) Teradata
4 11 (3.78%) Zend
5 9 (3.09%) ServiceNow
6 7 (2.41%) Splunk
7 5 (1.72%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.69%) Adobe
8 2 (0.69%) Blue Prism
8 2 (0.69%) Informatica
8 2 (0.69%) RedGate
8 2 (0.69%) VMware
9 1 (0.34%) Nintex
9 1 (0.34%) OpenText
9 1 (0.34%) Xamarin
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Franklin Bates
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newport, Gwent
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day + market rates
Posted: 6 days ago