Period
to 16 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 443 306 372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 26.53% 24.78% 25.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.11% 25.46% 26.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 220 260
Wales median daily rate £425 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -16.67% +32.35%
10th Percentile £325 £250 £288
90th Percentile £588 £526 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Wales median hourly rate £35.00 £18.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.19% -53.16% +33.90%
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% +6.67%

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 1,634 1,202 1,401
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.84% 97.33% 97.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,117 810 939
Wales median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £269 £168 £200
90th Percentile £580 £543 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 62 90
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £15.37 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.42% +11.78% -1.79%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.50 £10.31
90th Percentile £37.95 £46.83 £73.78
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 0 353 £414 +14.14% 116
West Wales +1 59 £500 +1.01% 17
North Wales -4 8 £388 +3.33% 15
Mid Wales - 8 - -
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 176 (39.73%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (31.83%) Java
3 127 (28.67%) SQL
4 126 (28.44%) JavaScript
5 119 (26.86%) .NET
6 111 (25.06%) HTML
7 99 (22.35%) C#
8 91 (20.54%) CSS
9 82 (18.51%) Scrum
10 76 (17.16%) AngularJS
11 62 (14.00%) Test Automation
11 62 (14.00%) TDD
11 62 (14.00%) Finance
12 61 (13.77%) SQL Server
13 60 (13.54%) MVC
14 58 (13.09%) Web Services
15 57 (12.87%) Security Cleared
16 55 (12.42%) ASP.NET
17 54 (12.19%) Microsoft
17 54 (12.19%) Git (software)
18 53 (11.96%) Spring
19 50 (11.29%) Unit Testing
20 48 (10.84%) SOAP
21 46 (10.38%) .NET Framework
22 45 (10.16%) Relational Database
23 44 (9.93%) XML
24 43 (9.71%) Oracle
24 43 (9.71%) REST
25 42 (9.48%) SC Cleared
25 42 (9.48%) PHP

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 31 (7.00%) WebLogic
2 16 (3.61%) WebSphere
3 12 (2.71%) Confluence
4 11 (2.48%) Mule
5 10 (2.26%) Anypoint
5 10 (2.26%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (1.58%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (1.13%) JBoss
8 4 (0.90%) ArcGIS
8 4 (0.90%) IIS
8 4 (0.90%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.68%) SAS
10 2 (0.45%) Apache ServiceMix
10 2 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.45%) Gunicorn
10 2 (0.45%) Mule ESB
10 2 (0.45%) nginx
10 2 (0.45%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.68%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.23%) InVision
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.23%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 37 (8.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.93%) npm
4 10 (2.26%) GitHub
5 4 (0.90%) PaaS
5 4 (0.90%) Trello
6 3 (0.68%) Slack
7 2 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.45%) SaaS
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.23%) Boomi
8 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.23%) Heroku
8 1 (0.23%) IaaS
8 1 (0.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.13%) Bluetooth
2 4 (0.90%) AMQP
3 1 (0.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (13.77%) SQL Server
2 45 (10.16%) Relational Database
3 38 (8.58%) Data Warehouse
4 34 (7.67%) MongoDB
5 18 (4.06%) RDBMS
6 15 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (2.26%) Big Data
8 10 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.81%) HPCC
9 8 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.35%) Power BI
11 5 (1.13%) Redis
12 4 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (0.90%) Event Store
12 4 (0.90%) GIS
12 4 (0.90%) MS Access
12 4 (0.90%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 54 (12.19%) Git (software)
2 31 (7.00%) Jenkins
2 31 (7.00%) Maven
3 28 (6.32%) Visual Studio
4 27 (6.09%) WebLogic Workshop
5 22 (4.97%) JUnit
5 22 (4.97%) MSTest
6 21 (4.74%) NUnit
7 16 (3.61%) CA Gen
7 16 (3.61%) JIRA
8 15 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (2.26%) Artifactory
10 9 (2.03%) gulp
10 9 (2.03%) webpack
11 8 (1.81%) Cucumber
11 8 (1.81%) Gradle
11 8 (1.81%) Grunt
11 8 (1.81%) Selenium
11 8 (1.81%) TeamCity
12 7 (1.58%) Subversion
General
1 62 (14.00%) Finance
2 29 (6.55%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.71%) Marketing
4 11 (2.48%) Banking
5 10 (2.26%) Publishing
6 9 (2.03%) Games
7 5 (1.13%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.13%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.90%) Electronics
8 4 (0.90%) Legal
8 4 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.90%) Retail
9 1 (0.23%) Back Office
9 1 (0.23%) Billing
9 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.23%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (26.86%) .NET
2 111 (25.06%) HTML
3 91 (20.54%) CSS
4 76 (17.16%) AngularJS
5 58 (13.09%) Web Services
6 55 (12.42%) ASP.NET
7 53 (11.96%) Spring
8 48 (10.84%) SOAP
9 46 (10.38%) .NET Framework
10 44 (9.93%) XML
11 43 (9.71%) REST
12 37 (8.35%) Node.js
12 37 (8.35%) Spring Boot
13 36 (8.13%) React
14 33 (7.45%) EJB
14 33 (7.45%) JSP
15 30 (6.77%) JDBC
16 29 (6.55%) HTML5
16 29 (6.55%) WSDL
17 28 (6.32%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.64%) Digital Media
2 23 (5.19%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (3.61%) User Experience
4 13 (2.93%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.13%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.13%) NHS
7 4 (0.90%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.68%) Fintech
9 2 (0.45%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.23%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.23%) Augmented Reality
10 1 (0.23%) Blog
10 1 (0.23%) DTCC
10 1 (0.23%) iPad
10 1 (0.23%) Media Streaming
10 1 (0.23%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 29 (6.55%) Android
2 20 (4.51%) Apple iOS
3 19 (4.29%) Windows
4 16 (3.61%) Unix
5 7 (1.58%) AIX
5 7 (1.58%) Linux
6 1 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (39.73%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (18.51%) Scrum
3 62 (14.00%) TDD
3 62 (14.00%) Test Automation
4 60 (13.54%) MVC
5 50 (11.29%) Unit Testing
6 41 (9.26%) Front End Development
7 40 (9.03%) Software Engineering
8 38 (8.58%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (8.35%) Kanban
9 37 (8.35%) Microservices
9 37 (8.35%) SOA
10 34 (7.67%) OO
11 31 (7.00%) Project Management
12 26 (5.87%) Android Development
13 24 (5.42%) OOP
14 22 (4.97%) BDD
15 21 (4.74%) Migration
16 20 (4.51%) SDLC
17 19 (4.29%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 141 (31.83%) Java
2 127 (28.67%) SQL
3 126 (28.44%) JavaScript
4 99 (22.35%) C#
5 42 (9.48%) PHP
6 35 (7.90%) Python
7 31 (7.00%) Java 8
8 21 (4.74%) Scala
9 12 (2.71%) Groovy
10 11 (2.48%) XAML
11 10 (2.26%) PL/SQL
11 10 (2.26%) T-SQL
12 9 (2.03%) C
13 7 (1.58%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.35%) Korn
15 5 (1.13%) ES6
15 5 (1.13%) Ruby
15 5 (1.13%) VBA
16 4 (0.90%) Go
16 4 (0.90%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 57 (12.87%) Security Cleared
2 42 (9.48%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.39%) Degree
4 9 (2.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (1.81%) Postgraduate
6 3 (0.68%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.23%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.13%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (1.13%) SLA
2 1 (0.23%) GDPR
2 1 (0.23%) QA
System Software
1 27 (6.09%) Docker
2 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 11 (2.48%) Ansible
2 10 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.13%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.45%) Terraform
5 1 (0.23%) Puppet
5 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 54 (12.19%) Microsoft
2 43 (9.71%) Oracle
3 29 (6.55%) Zend
4 25 (5.64%) MuleSoft
5 17 (3.84%) Xamarin
6 16 (3.61%) CA
7 12 (2.71%) IBM
8 11 (2.48%) OutSystems
8 11 (2.48%) SAP
9 4 (0.90%) Adobe
9 4 (0.90%) ESRI
9 4 (0.90%) Guidewire
9 4 (0.90%) Tableau
10 3 (0.68%) Talend
11 1 (0.23%) Cloudera
11 1 (0.23%) Hortonworks
11 1 (0.23%) Nintex
11 1 (0.23%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.23%) SnapLogic
11 1 (0.23%) Twitter