Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 24 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.

Senior Developer
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 65 80
Rank change year-on-year -3 +15 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 8 26 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.85% 2.30% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 2.36% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 23 20
South Wales median daily rate £375 £513 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.83% +58.91% +2.06%
10th Percentile £325 £408 £284
90th Percentile £398 £575 £407
Wales median daily rate £395 £488 £323
% change year-on-year -18.97% +51.16% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South Wales median hourly rate - £57.50 -
Wales median hourly rate - £57.50 -

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 909 1103 1251
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.81% 97.70% 96.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 756 943
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 48 70 54
South Wales median hourly rate £16.50 £15.38 £15.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.32% -2.72% +17.07%
10th Percentile £11.12 £10.43 £9.58
90th Percentile £45.78 £70.75 £28.68
Wales median hourly rate £15.24 £13.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year +15.02% -5.36% -

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 24 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 -5 7 £375 -20.00%
Glamorgan - 1 - -
Senior Developer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
3 6 (75.00%) .NET
3 6 (75.00%) OOP
3 6 (75.00%) .NET Framework
3 6 (75.00%) Unit Testing
4 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (62.50%) MVC
5 4 (50.00%) Entity Framework
5 4 (50.00%) Degree
5 4 (50.00%) NUnit
5 4 (50.00%) LINQ
6 3 (37.50%) Scrum
6 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
6 3 (37.50%) C#
6 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
7 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (25.00%) Coaching
7 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
7 2 (25.00%) HTML
7 2 (25.00%) Java
7 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (25.00%) CSS
7 2 (25.00%) OO
7 2 (25.00%) NHS
7 2 (25.00%) Web Development
7 2 (25.00%) jQuery
7 2 (25.00%) Git (software)

Senior 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 1 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
1 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) NUnit
2 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (25.00%) MSTest
3 1 (12.50%) FxCop
3 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (12.50%) MSBuild
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (12.50%) ReSharper
3 1 (12.50%) Subversion
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
1 6 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (50.00%) Entity Framework
3 4 (50.00%) LINQ
4 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (25.00%) CSS
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) jQuery
5 1 (12.50%) Android SDK
5 1 (12.50%) Code First Entity Framework
5 1 (12.50%) J2EE
5 1 (12.50%) RESTful
5 1 (12.50%) WCF
5 1 (12.50%) Web Services
5 1 (12.50%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) OOP
2 6 (75.00%) Unit Testing
3 5 (62.50%) MVC
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) Coaching
5 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (25.00%) Web Application Development
5 2 (25.00%) Web Development
6 1 (12.50%) Android Development
6 1 (12.50%) BDD
6 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (12.50%) MVVM
6 1 (12.50%) Open Source
6 1 (12.50%) TDD
6 1 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) Kotlin
4 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle