Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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 Software Developer
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 83 106
Rank change year-on-year +1 +23 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 1 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.097% 0.36% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.38% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
South Wales median daily rate £450 £189 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +138.10% +8.00% -46.15%
10th Percentile £425 £185 £165
90th Percentile £475 £392 £255
Wales median daily rate £450 £189 £275
% change year-on-year +138.10% -31.27% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate - - -
Wales median hourly rate - - -

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 986 1,064 1,165
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.99% 96.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 737 867
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £165 £179 £213
90th Percentile £513 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £393 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.88% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 67 57
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +12.28%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £50.67 £61.25 £47.29
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% -1.75%

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Developer in South Wales

Senior Software 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 Software Developer in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Software Developer in South Wales

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top 6 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Senior Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (100.00%) Microservices

Senior Software 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Microservices
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java