Period
to 20 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 20 February 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.

Developer
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 328 400 505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 22.57% 27.16% 35.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.55% 28.07% 36.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 293 382
Wales median daily rate £400 £425 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +18.47% +2.50%
10th Percentile £263 £295 £263
90th Percentile £550 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 14
Wales median hourly rate £18.50 £55.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.36% +103.70% -1.82%
10th Percentile £16.75 £23.70 £24.25
90th Percentile £20.25 £74.25 £69.00
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +7.38%

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 1,393 1,425 1,374
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.87% 96.74% 96.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 921 1,012 991
Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £190 £185 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 83 76
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £15.77 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.88% +16.81% +1.89%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.80 £10.13
90th Percentile £50.66 £74.25 £48.25
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018. 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 -1 243 £375 -11.76% 78
West Wales +1 57 £523 +10.00% 10
North Wales -4 4 £418 +11.33% 23
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wales region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 143 (43.60%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (39.94%) JavaScript
3 128 (39.02%) SQL
4 117 (35.67%) Java
5 106 (32.32%) HTML
6 100 (30.49%) .NET
7 98 (29.88%) CSS
8 83 (25.30%) Web Services
9 78 (23.78%) C#
10 73 (22.26%) MVC
11 69 (21.04%) SQL Server
11 69 (21.04%) Amazon AWS
12 65 (19.82%) Relational Database
13 63 (19.21%) Python
14 61 (18.60%) Dropwizard
15 60 (18.29%) ASP.NET
16 56 (17.07%) Git (software)
17 55 (16.77%) Open Source
18 53 (16.16%) Microsoft
19 52 (15.85%) Security Cleared
20 49 (14.94%) RESTful
20 49 (14.94%) MongoDB
21 46 (14.02%) NoSQL
21 46 (14.02%) Node.js
22 45 (13.72%) REST
23 43 (13.11%) CQRS
24 42 (12.80%) .NET Framework
24 42 (12.80%) Unit Testing
25 40 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
25 40 (12.20%) Scrum

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 8 (2.44%) CMS
2 7 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.83%) Apache
4 5 (1.52%) Jupyter
4 5 (1.52%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.22%) Moodle
5 4 (1.22%) SAS
6 3 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (0.91%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.91%) WordPress
7 2 (0.61%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.61%) IIS
7 2 (0.61%) OpenROAD
7 2 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.61%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.61%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.30%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.61%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.30%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 69 (21.04%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (11.28%) PaaS
3 36 (10.98%) Serverless
4 19 (5.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (4.57%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.91%) npm
7 2 (0.61%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.61%) Office 365
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.30%) GitHub
8 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.18%) HTTP
2 2 (0.61%) AMQP
2 2 (0.61%) SMS
3 1 (0.30%) DSL
3 1 (0.30%) Intranet
3 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (21.04%) SQL Server
2 65 (19.82%) Relational Database
3 49 (14.94%) MongoDB
4 46 (14.02%) NoSQL
5 29 (8.84%) PostgreSQL
6 28 (8.54%) RDBMS
7 21 (6.40%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (5.79%) Event Store
9 16 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (4.27%) MySQL
11 13 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
12 12 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (1.83%) SQL Server 2016
15 5 (1.52%) Oracle Database
15 5 (1.52%) Power BI
15 5 (1.52%) RavenDB
15 5 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 4 (1.22%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 56 (17.07%) Git (software)
2 35 (10.67%) Jenkins
2 35 (10.67%) NUnit
3 32 (9.76%) MSTest
4 16 (4.88%) Visual Studio
5 10 (3.05%) Selenium
6 9 (2.74%) Cucumber
7 8 (2.44%) MbUnit
7 8 (2.44%) Mercurial
7 8 (2.44%) SpecFlow
7 8 (2.44%) TeamCity
8 6 (1.83%) JIRA
8 6 (1.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (1.22%) Subversion
10 3 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.61%) Ant
11 2 (0.61%) JSUnit
11 2 (0.61%) Maven
11 2 (0.61%) Mockito
General
1 16 (4.88%) Finance
2 9 (2.74%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.52%) Marketing
4 3 (0.91%) Back Office
4 3 (0.91%) Electronics
4 3 (0.91%) Legal
4 3 (0.91%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.61%) Advertising
5 2 (0.61%) Banking
5 2 (0.61%) Local Government
5 2 (0.61%) Publishing
6 1 (0.30%) Digital Economy
6 1 (0.30%) Games
6 1 (0.30%) Retail
6 1 (0.30%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (32.32%) HTML
2 100 (30.49%) .NET
3 98 (29.88%) CSS
4 83 (25.30%) Web Services
5 61 (18.60%) Dropwizard
6 60 (18.29%) ASP.NET
7 49 (14.94%) RESTful
8 46 (14.02%) Node.js
9 45 (13.72%) REST
10 42 (12.80%) .NET Framework
11 38 (11.59%) ASP.NET MVC
12 36 (10.98%) AngularJS
13 34 (10.37%) ASP.NET Web API
14 31 (9.45%) jQuery
15 30 (9.15%) Entity Framework
15 30 (9.15%) Play Framework
16 29 (8.84%) HTML5
17 25 (7.62%) LINQ
18 23 (7.01%) CSS3
19 20 (6.10%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.49%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (4.27%) NHS
3 8 (2.44%) Public Cloud
4 4 (1.22%) User Experience
5 2 (0.61%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (0.61%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.61%) iSeries
5 2 (0.61%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.30%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.30%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.30%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.30%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.30%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.30%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.30%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.71%) Linux
2 14 (4.27%) Unix
3 12 (3.66%) Mac OS X
4 6 (1.83%) Windows
5 3 (0.91%) AIX
5 3 (0.91%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.61%) Android
7 1 (0.30%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (0.30%) CentOS
7 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (43.60%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (22.26%) MVC
3 55 (16.77%) Open Source
4 43 (13.11%) CQRS
5 42 (12.80%) Unit Testing
6 40 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (12.20%) Scrum
7 37 (11.28%) TDD
8 29 (8.84%) Mentoring
8 29 (8.84%) OOP
9 25 (7.62%) Web Development
10 24 (7.32%) Coaching
10 24 (7.32%) Microservices
11 23 (7.01%) BDD
12 22 (6.71%) Domain-Driven Design
12 22 (6.71%) Test Automation
13 21 (6.40%) Software Engineering
14 17 (5.18%) Analytics
14 17 (5.18%) Business Intelligence
15 16 (4.88%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 131 (39.94%) JavaScript
2 128 (39.02%) SQL
3 117 (35.67%) Java
4 78 (23.78%) C#
5 63 (19.21%) Python
6 29 (8.84%) PHP
7 20 (6.10%) T-SQL
8 18 (5.49%) Go
9 16 (4.88%) Scala
10 11 (3.35%) Perl
11 7 (2.13%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.52%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.52%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.22%) XPath
14 3 (0.91%) Ruby
14 3 (0.91%) VBA
15 2 (0.61%) ABAP
15 2 (0.61%) C
15 2 (0.61%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.61%) R
Qualifications
1 52 (15.85%) Security Cleared
2 32 (9.76%) SC Cleared
3 28 (8.54%) BPSS Clearance
4 14 (4.27%) Degree
5 2 (0.61%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.61%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.61%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.30%) GDPR
2 1 (0.30%) HL7
2 1 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 14 (4.27%) Docker
2 1 (0.30%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.30%) KVM
2 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 33 (10.06%) Ansible
2 11 (3.35%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.30%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.30%) Galera Cluster
4 1 (0.30%) Puppet
4 1 (0.30%) Salt
4 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 53 (16.16%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.88%) Google
3 10 (3.05%) Oracle
4 6 (1.83%) SAP
5 5 (1.52%) Cloudera
6 4 (1.22%) IBM
6 4 (1.22%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.91%) Teradata
8 2 (0.61%) HP
8 2 (0.61%) Informatica
8 2 (0.61%) Nintex
8 2 (0.61%) Splunk
8 2 (0.61%) Tableau
9 1 (0.30%) Apple
9 1 (0.30%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.30%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.30%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.30%) Perforce
9 1 (0.30%) RedGate
9 1 (0.30%) SaltStack