The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
UK / Wales
Rank 4 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 147 249 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 21.06% 36.67% 25.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.84% 37.28% 26.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 168 114
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £24.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +124.48% -10.90%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 673 668 703
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.42% 98.38% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 445 398
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £186 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 39 44
Median hourly rate £18.50 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.03% +3.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -1 125 £400 +6.66% 39
West Wales -12 12 £425 +54.54% 6
North Wales -1 1 £175 -36.36% 3
Developer
UK

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 243 (60.15%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (48.51%) Java
3 124 (30.69%) JavaScript
4 118 (29.21%) HTML
5 113 (27.97%) Scrum
6 105 (25.99%) CSS
7 103 (25.50%) SQL
8 95 (23.51%) Security Cleared
9 82 (20.30%) TDD
10 73 (18.07%) Relational Database
11 72 (17.82%) Web Development
12 71 (17.57%) SC Cleared
13 67 (16.58%) REST
14 66 (16.34%) JSON
15 60 (14.85%) Continuous Integration
16 57 (14.11%) Web Services
17 56 (13.86%) Spring
18 55 (13.61%) Jenkins
19 54 (13.37%) jQuery
20 51 (12.62%) Linux
20 51 (12.62%) Amazon AWS
21 49 (12.13%) XML
22 48 (11.88%) RESTful
23 47 (11.63%) Cucumber
23 47 (11.63%) Python
24 46 (11.39%) .NET
24 46 (11.39%) Configuration Management
24 46 (11.39%) Microservices
25 44 (10.89%) BDD
25 44 (10.89%) HTML5

Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 25 (6.19%) WebLogic
2 22 (5.45%) Elasticsearch
3 21 (5.20%) Apache Spark
4 13 (3.22%) Cloud Foundry
5 12 (2.97%) SharePoint
6 10 (2.48%) Apache
7 6 (1.49%) Jupyter
8 5 (1.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.74%) CMS
10 3 (0.74%) Liferay
11 2 (0.50%) GeoServer
11 2 (0.50%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.50%) SAS
11 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
12 1 (0.25%) Mule
Applications
1 10 (2.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (4.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 51 (12.62%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.73%) PaaS
4 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.25%) Office 365
4 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.92%) HTTP
2 4 (0.99%) Bluetooth
2 4 (0.99%) Wireless
3 2 (0.50%) Extranet
3 2 (0.50%) Intranet
4 1 (0.25%) SNMP
4 1 (0.25%) SSH
4 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (18.07%) Relational Database
2 38 (9.41%) MongoDB
3 29 (7.18%) SQL Server
4 28 (6.93%) Big Data
5 24 (5.94%) Hadoop
6 22 (5.45%) MySQL
7 20 (4.95%) Neo4j
8 19 (4.70%) NoSQL
9 15 (3.71%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (2.23%) RDBMS
12 8 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (1.73%) HBase
13 7 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (1.49%) QlikView
15 5 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
15 5 (1.24%) Oracle Database
16 4 (0.99%) Event Store
17 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 55 (13.61%) Jenkins
2 47 (11.63%) Cucumber
3 36 (8.91%) Git (software)
4 31 (7.67%) JUnit
5 28 (6.93%) Selenium
6 25 (6.19%) JBehave
7 12 (2.97%) Maven
7 12 (2.97%) NUnit
8 8 (1.98%) MSTest
8 8 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (1.73%) Android Studio
9 7 (1.73%) JIRA
9 7 (1.73%) MSBuild
10 6 (1.49%) gulp
10 6 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (1.24%) Grunt
11 5 (1.24%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.99%) Oracle APEX
12 4 (0.99%) Protractor
12 4 (0.99%) Subversion
General
1 44 (10.89%) Finance
2 22 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 21 (5.20%) Manufacturing
4 20 (4.95%) Marketing
5 18 (4.46%) Electronics
6 6 (1.49%) Advertising
7 4 (0.99%) Banking
7 4 (0.99%) Publishing
8 3 (0.74%) Retail
9 2 (0.50%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (29.21%) HTML
2 105 (25.99%) CSS
3 67 (16.58%) REST
4 66 (16.34%) JSON
5 57 (14.11%) Web Services
6 56 (13.86%) Spring
7 54 (13.37%) jQuery
8 49 (12.13%) XML
9 48 (11.88%) RESTful
10 46 (11.39%) .NET
11 44 (10.89%) HTML5
12 43 (10.64%) Dropwizard
13 41 (10.15%) AngularJS
14 40 (9.90%) CSS3
15 36 (8.91%) Hibernate
16 33 (8.17%) Ajax
17 32 (7.92%) ASP.NET
18 24 (5.94%) Kafka
18 24 (5.94%) Spring Boot
19 23 (5.69%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.20%) User Experience
3 13 (3.22%) Algorithms
4 8 (1.98%) Client/Server
5 7 (1.73%) CMDB
6 6 (1.49%) AS400
7 5 (1.24%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.24%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.24%) NHS
7 5 (1.24%) W3C
8 4 (0.99%) iPad
9 2 (0.50%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.50%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.50%) Fintech
9 2 (0.50%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.25%) Blog
10 1 (0.25%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 51 (12.62%) Linux
2 39 (9.65%) Unix
3 32 (7.92%) Windows
4 16 (3.96%) Mac OS X
5 9 (2.23%) Android
6 4 (0.99%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.74%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (60.15%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (27.97%) Scrum
3 82 (20.30%) TDD
4 72 (17.82%) Web Development
5 60 (14.85%) Continuous Integration
6 46 (11.39%) Configuration Management
6 46 (11.39%) Microservices
7 44 (10.89%) BDD
8 43 (10.64%) Front End Development
8 43 (10.64%) Software Engineering
9 42 (10.40%) Mentoring
10 40 (9.90%) Software Delivery
11 38 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
12 37 (9.16%) Domain-Driven Design
13 36 (8.91%) Open Source
14 33 (8.17%) Automated Testing
15 31 (7.67%) Web Design
16 30 (7.43%) MVC
17 29 (7.18%) Responsive Web Design
18 28 (6.93%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 196 (48.51%) Java
2 124 (30.69%) JavaScript
3 103 (25.50%) SQL
4 47 (11.63%) Python
5 39 (9.65%) C#
6 26 (6.44%) Go
7 22 (5.45%) Scala
8 20 (4.95%) PHP
9 8 (1.98%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.73%) Ruby
11 6 (1.49%) RPG
12 5 (1.24%) ABAP
12 5 (1.24%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.99%) R
13 4 (0.99%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.99%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.74%) VB
15 2 (0.50%) C++
15 2 (0.50%) Tcl
15 2 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 95 (23.51%) Security Cleared
2 71 (17.57%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.48%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.24%) Degree
6 4 (0.99%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.25%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.25%) MCITP
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.44%) QA
2 11 (2.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.50%) WAI
3 2 (0.50%) WCAG
System Software
1 28 (6.93%) Docker
2 4 (0.99%) Firmware
3 3 (0.74%) HDFS
4 2 (0.50%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.25%) vCloud
5 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 39 (9.65%) Ansible
2 5 (1.24%) Puppet
3 4 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.74%) Terraform
5 2 (0.50%) Oozie
6 1 (0.25%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 34 (8.42%) SAP
2 26 (6.44%) Cloudera
3 25 (6.19%) Microsoft
4 24 (5.94%) Oracle
5 12 (2.97%) ServiceNow
6 11 (2.72%) Teradata
6 11 (2.72%) Zend
7 7 (1.73%) Splunk
8 6 (1.49%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.74%) Google
9 3 (0.74%) VMware
10 2 (0.50%) Adobe
10 2 (0.50%) Blue Prism
10 2 (0.50%) Informatica
10 2 (0.50%) RedGate
10 2 (0.50%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.25%) IFS
11 1 (0.25%) Nintex
11 1 (0.25%) OpenText
11 1 (0.25%) Sage
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wales
SidTech Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
Newport, Gwent
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day + market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
South Wales
University of South Wales
Rate: From £28,452 to £32,958 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago