Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 21 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.

Developer
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 289 374 521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 24.27% 26.51% 31.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.04% 27.06% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 262 406
Wales median daily rate £375 £450 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +32.35% -2.86%
10th Percentile £250 £288 £219
90th Percentile £531 £588 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 12
Wales median hourly rate £18.50 £39.50 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.16% +33.90% -20.59%
10th Percentile £16.75 £24.73 £9.00
90th Percentile £23.58 £57.28 £59.98
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
Wales
Contract vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1154 1382 1592
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.89% 97.94% 96.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 930 1129
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £167 £199 £210
90th Percentile £550 £556 £476
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 90 80
Wales median hourly rate £15.24 £13.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.89% -1.82% -1.79%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.31 £9.23
90th Percentile £47.00 £63.25 £30.48
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Wales

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Wales

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Wales over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Wales

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Wales

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Wales region over the 6 months to 21 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
South Wales 0 193 £363 -14.71% 27
West Wales 0 60 £495 - 4
North Wales 0 18 £375 -6.25% 10
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, 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 Wales region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 132 (45.67%) SQL
2 128 (44.29%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (42.56%) JavaScript
4 117 (40.48%) HTML
5 105 (36.33%) CSS
6 103 (35.64%) Java
7 81 (28.03%) .NET
8 69 (23.88%) Web Services
9 64 (22.15%) C#
10 61 (21.11%) Git (software)
11 59 (20.42%) Amazon AWS
11 59 (20.42%) SQL Server
12 58 (20.07%) Microsoft
12 58 (20.07%) Relational Database
13 56 (19.38%) MVC
14 55 (19.03%) Python
15 52 (17.99%) Node.js
16 50 (17.30%) Dropwizard
17 49 (16.96%) RESTful
18 46 (15.92%) Open Source
19 43 (14.88%) Unit Testing
20 42 (14.53%) ASP.NET
21 41 (14.19%) NoSQL
22 37 (12.80%) PaaS
23 36 (12.46%) HTML5
23 36 (12.46%) CQRS
23 36 (12.46%) Serverless
23 36 (12.46%) Security Cleared
24 32 (11.07%) Continuous Integration
24 32 (11.07%) jQuery

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 11 (3.81%) CMS
2 8 (2.77%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (2.08%) SAS
4 4 (1.38%) OpenROAD
4 4 (1.38%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.38%) Umbraco
4 4 (1.38%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.04%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.04%) Drupal
5 3 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.04%) WordPress
6 2 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.69%) Confluence
6 2 (0.69%) IIS
6 2 (0.69%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.35%) Apache
7 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.35%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.35%) JBoss
7 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.69%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.35%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 59 (20.42%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (12.80%) PaaS
3 36 (12.46%) Serverless
4 11 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (3.46%) Google Analytics
6 9 (3.11%) npm
7 5 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.04%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.69%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.35%) GitHub
10 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.35%) Office 365
10 1 (0.35%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.15%) HTTP
2 3 (1.04%) AMQP
3 2 (0.69%) SMS
4 1 (0.35%) RTSP
4 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (20.42%) SQL Server
2 58 (20.07%) Relational Database
3 41 (14.19%) NoSQL
4 29 (10.03%) RDBMS
5 25 (8.65%) MongoDB
6 22 (7.61%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (6.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (4.50%) Oracle Database
10 10 (3.46%) Event Store
11 9 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (2.77%) MySQL
12 8 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (2.08%) Ingres
14 6 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (2.08%) Power BI
15 5 (1.73%) Oracle9i Database
15 5 (1.73%) SQL Server 2016
15 5 (1.73%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 61 (21.11%) Git (software)
2 23 (7.96%) Jenkins
3 20 (6.92%) NUnit
4 15 (5.19%) MSTest
5 12 (4.15%) Visual Studio
6 11 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (3.46%) Cucumber
7 10 (3.46%) Grunt
7 10 (3.46%) gulp
8 9 (3.11%) SonarQube
9 8 (2.77%) JIRA
10 7 (2.42%) JUnit
10 7 (2.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (1.73%) Ant
11 5 (1.73%) Maven
11 5 (1.73%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (1.73%) Subversion
12 4 (1.38%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.38%) IntelliJ
12 4 (1.38%) MSBuild
General
1 23 (7.96%) Finance
2 14 (4.84%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.08%) Banking
3 6 (2.08%) Marketing
4 5 (1.73%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.38%) Electronics
6 3 (1.04%) Back Office
6 3 (1.04%) Legal
7 2 (0.69%) Advertising
7 2 (0.69%) Local Government
8 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (40.48%) HTML
2 105 (36.33%) CSS
3 81 (28.03%) .NET
4 69 (23.88%) Web Services
5 52 (17.99%) Node.js
6 50 (17.30%) Dropwizard
7 49 (16.96%) RESTful
8 42 (14.53%) ASP.NET
9 36 (12.46%) HTML5
10 32 (11.07%) jQuery
11 30 (10.38%) AngularJS
11 30 (10.38%) CSS3
12 29 (10.03%) .NET Framework
13 27 (9.34%) ASP.NET MVC
14 25 (8.65%) Spring
15 23 (7.96%) Entity Framework
15 23 (7.96%) XML
16 22 (7.61%) JSON
17 21 (7.27%) LINQ
18 20 (6.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.54%) NHS
2 10 (3.46%) User Experience
3 6 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (1.38%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.04%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.69%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.69%) Fintech
6 2 (0.69%) iSeries
7 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.35%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.35%) IVR
7 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.35%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (7.96%) Linux
2 18 (6.23%) Unix
3 12 (4.15%) Mac OS X
4 9 (3.11%) Windows
5 5 (1.73%) AIX
5 5 (1.73%) Android
6 1 (0.35%) Amazon Linux
6 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.35%) CentOS
6 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (44.29%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (19.38%) MVC
3 46 (15.92%) Open Source
4 43 (14.88%) Unit Testing
5 36 (12.46%) CQRS
6 32 (11.07%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (11.07%) Scrum
7 27 (9.34%) OOP
7 27 (9.34%) TDD
8 23 (7.96%) Front End Development
9 22 (7.61%) Mentoring
9 22 (7.61%) Test Automation
10 19 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (6.57%) Coaching
10 19 (6.57%) Responsive Web Design
10 19 (6.57%) Web Development
11 18 (6.23%) ETL
12 17 (5.88%) Microservices
13 16 (5.54%) Software Engineering
14 15 (5.19%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 132 (45.67%) SQL
2 123 (42.56%) JavaScript
3 103 (35.64%) Java
4 64 (22.15%) C#
5 55 (19.03%) Python
6 13 (4.50%) T-SQL
7 12 (4.15%) Go
7 12 (4.15%) PHP
7 12 (4.15%) PL/SQL
8 11 (3.81%) Perl
9 7 (2.42%) Scala
10 5 (1.73%) VBA
11 4 (1.38%) C
12 3 (1.04%) Ingres ABF
12 3 (1.04%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.04%) XPath
13 2 (0.69%) ES6
14 1 (0.35%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.35%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 36 (12.46%) Security Cleared
2 26 (9.00%) SC Cleared
3 19 (6.57%) BPSS Clearance
4 14 (4.84%) Degree
5 3 (1.04%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.69%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.69%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.35%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.04%) QA
3 2 (0.69%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.35%) HL7
4 1 (0.35%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (1.04%) Docker
2 1 (0.35%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.35%) KVM
2 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 14 (4.84%) Ansible
2 1 (0.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.35%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 58 (20.07%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.61%) Oracle
3 11 (3.81%) Google
4 8 (2.77%) Perforce
5 5 (1.73%) IBM
5 5 (1.73%) SAP
5 5 (1.73%) Tableau
6 4 (1.38%) HP
6 4 (1.38%) Teradata
7 3 (1.04%) Adobe
7 3 (1.04%) Informatica
7 3 (1.04%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.35%) Apple
8 1 (0.35%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.35%) Genesys
8 1 (0.35%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.35%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.35%) RedGate
8 1 (0.35%) Twitter
8 1 (0.35%) Xamarin