Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 21 July 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 Software Developer
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 71 82
Rank change year-on-year -4 +11 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 5 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.46% 1.64% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 1.67% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 6
South Wales median daily rate £388 £300 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.17% -0.41% -
10th Percentile £318 £225 £276
90th Percentile £400 £438 £329
Wales median daily rate £388 £300 £301
% change year-on-year +29.17% -0.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South Wales median hourly rate - £19.63 -
Wales median hourly rate - £19.63 -

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 1053 1017 1039
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 96.61% 98.36% 96.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 726 673 756
South Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £210 £200
90th Percentile £534 £513 £475
Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 69 45
South Wales median hourly rate £21.13 £17.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.26% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.15 £10.30 £9.85
90th Percentile £77.50 £69.20 £29.05
Wales median hourly rate £20.50 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +36.67% +11.11% -10.00%

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
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 Software Developer within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 21 July 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 -1 5 £388 +34.78%
Senior Software Developer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, 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 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) OOP
1 5 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 5 (100.00%) WCF
1 5 (100.00%) LINQ
1 5 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 5 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 5 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (80.00%) MSBuild
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (80.00%) Code First Entity Framework
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (80.00%) NHS
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) WinForms
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle9i Database
2 4 (80.00%) UML
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Informatics
3 3 (60.00%) MVVM
4 2 (40.00%) Test Automation

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 5 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 5 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (80.00%) MSBuild
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Forms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 5 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 5 (100.00%) LINQ
1 5 (100.00%) WCF
2 4 (80.00%) Code First Entity Framework
2 4 (80.00%) WinForms
3 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) OOP
1 5 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) UML
3 3 (60.00%) Informatics
3 3 (60.00%) MVVM
4 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (20.00%) Health Informatics
5 1 (20.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft