The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Developer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 50 57
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 0 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales - 2.98% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category - 3.02% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 4
Median daily rate - £344 £296
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.03%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £308
% change year-on-year +12.50% +30.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.63 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.50 -

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 549 529 469
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 97.00% 98.51% 96.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 347 336
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 39 16
Median hourly rate £17.14 £13.00 £12.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.80% +4.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.50 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

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 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) OOP
1 3 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) NUnit
1 3 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (100.00%) Inversion of Control
1 3 (100.00%) MSTest
1 3 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 3 (100.00%) MSBuild
1 3 (100.00%) Unity DI Container
1 3 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 3 (100.00%) Coaching
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Data Flow Diagram
3 1 (33.33%) Use Case
3 1 (33.33%) NHS

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 3 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MSBuild
1 3 (100.00%) MSTest
1 3 (100.00%) NUnit
1 3 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 3 (100.00%) Unity DI Container
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) Coaching
1 3 (100.00%) Inversion of Control
1 3 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) OOP
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Flow Diagram
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft