The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £394 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 42 59
Rank change year-on-year -4 +17  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 10 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.88% 1.69% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 1.74% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 5
Median daily rate £394 £388 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.61% +21.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £275 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £429 £400
% change year-on-year -3.93% +7.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £38.75 £42.00
% change year-on-year +6.45% -7.73%  

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 512 460 570
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 96.24% 97.25% 97.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 305 432
Median daily rate £356 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 26 22
Median hourly rate £16.28 £13.50 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.59% -1.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.88 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.10 £41.05 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in South Wales over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 26 June 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 8 £381 -1.61% 2
Newport - 2 £525 -
Senior Developer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 7 (43.75%) Relational Database
3 6 (37.50%) Unit Testing
3 6 (37.50%) LINQ
3 6 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (37.50%) Java
4 5 (31.25%) TDD
4 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
4 5 (31.25%) WCF
4 5 (31.25%) Oracle
4 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
4 5 (31.25%) RDBMS
4 5 (31.25%) Windows
4 5 (31.25%) OOP
4 5 (31.25%) Entity Framework
4 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database
5 4 (25.00%) Code First Entity Framework
5 4 (25.00%) MSBuild
5 4 (25.00%) AngularJS
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle9i Database
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (25.00%) NHS
5 4 (25.00%) CSS
5 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (25.00%) PL/SQL

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 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (6.25%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) Relational Database
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database
2 5 (31.25%) RDBMS
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle9i Database
4 3 (18.75%) Big Data
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (6.25%) DTS
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
3 4 (25.00%) MSBuild
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (6.25%) Ant
4 1 (6.25%) Grunt
4 1 (6.25%) gulp
4 1 (6.25%) Hudson
4 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.25%) Maven
General
1 1 (6.25%) Advertising
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 6 (37.50%) LINQ
3 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
3 5 (31.25%) Entity Framework
3 5 (31.25%) WCF
4 4 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 4 (25.00%) Code First Entity Framework
4 4 (25.00%) CSS
4 4 (25.00%) HTML
4 4 (25.00%) WinForms
5 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
5 3 (18.75%) HTML5
5 3 (18.75%) jQuery
5 3 (18.75%) Spring
5 3 (18.75%) Web Services
6 2 (12.50%) Ajax
6 2 (12.50%) CSS3
6 2 (12.50%) Hibernate
6 2 (12.50%) REST
7 1 (6.25%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) Fintech
2 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Unit Testing
3 5 (31.25%) OOP
3 5 (31.25%) TDD
4 4 (25.00%) Scrum
4 4 (25.00%) UML
5 3 (18.75%) Informatics
5 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
5 3 (18.75%) MVVM
5 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 2 (12.50%) BDD
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (12.50%) Front End Development
6 2 (12.50%) Mobile First
6 2 (12.50%) MVC
6 2 (12.50%) OO
7 1 (6.25%) Health Informatics
7 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
7 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) C#
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) Java
3 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (12.50%) Scala
4 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.25%) TypeScript
5 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Sitecore