The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Developer
Wales / South Wales
Rank 50 39 34
Rank change year-on-year -11 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 6 32 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.07% 5.50% 2.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 5.57% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 26 11
Median daily rate £475 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.58% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £250 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -29.31% +16.00%  

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 545 574 422
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 96.80% 98.63% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 387 293
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 36 20
Median hourly rate £17.77 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.30 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in South Wales

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in South Wales

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in South Wales

Senior 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 Senior Developer within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 23 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 0 5 £450 +16.12% 3
Newport - 1 £525 - 1
Senior Developer
Wales

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 25 (89.29%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (67.86%) Java
3 15 (53.57%) TDD
4 14 (50.00%) Relational Database
5 9 (32.14%) Scala
5 9 (32.14%) Big Data
6 8 (28.57%) SQL
7 7 (25.00%) .NET
7 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET
7 7 (25.00%) Web Services
7 7 (25.00%) REST
7 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (21.43%) BDD
8 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
8 6 (21.43%) Scrum
8 6 (21.43%) Microservices
9 5 (17.86%) HTML
9 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
9 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
9 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
9 5 (17.86%) jQuery
9 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
9 5 (17.86%) Spring
10 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
10 4 (14.29%) J2EE
10 4 (14.29%) CSS
10 4 (14.29%) MVC
10 4 (14.29%) Software Delivery
10 4 (14.29%) Mentoring

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.57%) CMS
3 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.57%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (3.57%) Extranet
2 1 (3.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 9 (32.14%) Big Data
3 3 (10.71%) RDBMS
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
4 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.57%) MySQL
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.71%) Maven
2 3 (10.71%) MSBuild
2 3 (10.71%) MSTest
2 3 (10.71%) NUnit
2 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (7.14%) DbUnit
3 2 (7.14%) Grunt
3 2 (7.14%) gulp
3 2 (7.14%) jMock
3 2 (7.14%) JUnit
3 2 (7.14%) Mockito
3 2 (7.14%) SonarQube
4 1 (3.57%) Ant
4 1 (3.57%) Hudson
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Electronics
2 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
2 2 (7.14%) Publishing
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) .NET
1 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (25.00%) REST
1 7 (25.00%) Web Services
2 5 (17.86%) HTML
2 5 (17.86%) jQuery
2 5 (17.86%) Spring
3 4 (14.29%) CSS
3 4 (14.29%) J2EE
4 3 (10.71%) .NET Framework
4 3 (10.71%) Ajax
4 3 (10.71%) AngularJS
4 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (10.71%) Entity Framework
4 3 (10.71%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (7.14%) HTML5
5 2 (7.14%) PowerMock
5 2 (7.14%) RESTful
5 2 (7.14%) Sass
5 2 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) User Experience
1 2 (7.14%) W3C
2 1 (3.57%) Fintech
2 1 (3.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (89.29%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (53.57%) TDD
3 6 (21.43%) BDD
3 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (21.43%) Microservices
3 6 (21.43%) Scrum
4 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 4 (14.29%) MVC
5 4 (14.29%) Software Delivery
6 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
6 3 (10.71%) Coaching
6 3 (10.71%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (10.71%) Mobile First
6 3 (10.71%) OOP
6 3 (10.71%) Open Source
6 3 (10.71%) Web Development
7 2 (7.14%) Domain-Driven Design
7 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
7 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (67.86%) Java
2 9 (32.14%) Scala
3 8 (28.57%) SQL
4 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 3 (10.71%) C#
6 2 (7.14%) TypeScript
6 2 (7.14%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.57%) Python
7 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) MCDBA
3 1 (3.57%) MCITP
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Docker
2 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) SAP
4 1 (3.57%) RedGate
4 1 (3.57%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.57%) VMware