Period
to 22 January 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £423 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 22 January 2020.

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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 168 473 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.27% 27.76% 23.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.22% 28.65% 24.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 348 207
Wales median daily rate £423 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.11% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £303 £325 £253
90th Percentile £530 £588 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Wales median hourly rate - £28.92 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +56.31% -53.16%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £41.15
% change year-on-year -19.54% +5.71% +2.88%

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 1,036 1,651 1,233
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.18% 96.89% 95.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 1,132 812
Wales median daily rate £425 £425 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.28% -1.88%
10th Percentile £196 £260 £180
90th Percentile £560 £600 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 86 75
Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £14.09 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.25% -6.10% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.59 £10.13 £10.16
90th Percentile £40.25 £35.00 £50.64
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.60% +1.08% +2.78%

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020. 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 -5 124 £425 - 125
West Wales -4 22 £383 -23.50% 23
North Wales +7 14 £373 -2.30% 14
Mid Wales +6 3 - - 4
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2020, 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 46 (27.38%) JavaScript
1 46 (27.38%) SQL
2 38 (22.62%) HTML
3 36 (21.43%) Java
3 36 (21.43%) CSS
3 36 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (18.45%) C#
4 31 (18.45%) .NET
5 28 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 27 (16.07%) Node.js
7 26 (15.48%) Microservices
8 25 (14.88%) AWS
9 23 (13.69%) Azure
10 21 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 21 (12.50%) SC Cleared
10 21 (12.50%) Security Cleared
10 21 (12.50%) Power BI
10 21 (12.50%) Power Platform
11 20 (11.90%) Docker
11 20 (11.90%) Python
11 20 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (10.71%) ETL
12 18 (10.71%) MVC
12 18 (10.71%) AngularJS
13 17 (10.12%) Git (software)
13 17 (10.12%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (8.93%) Kubernetes
14 15 (8.93%) React
15 14 (8.33%) Microsoft
15 14 (8.33%) T-SQL

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 6 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.38%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.79%) IBM Notes
3 3 (1.79%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.19%) Apache
4 2 (1.19%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.19%) CMS
4 2 (1.19%) Confluence
4 2 (1.19%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.19%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.60%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.60%) Drupal
5 1 (0.60%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.60%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 25 (14.88%) AWS
2 23 (13.69%) Azure
3 21 (12.50%) Power Platform
4 7 (4.17%) Serverless
5 6 (3.57%) Office 365
6 3 (1.79%) GCP
7 2 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.19%) npm
8 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.60%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.60%) GitHub
8 1 (0.60%) PaaS
8 1 (0.60%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.19%) Internet
1 2 (1.19%) VoIP
2 1 (0.60%) AMQP
2 1 (0.60%) Asterisk PBX
2 1 (0.60%) Broadband
2 1 (0.60%) Intranet
2 1 (0.60%) SNMP
2 1 (0.60%) Softphone
2 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 21 (12.50%) Power BI
2 21 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (10.12%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (5.95%) MongoDB
4 10 (5.95%) MySQL
4 10 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (4.76%) Relational Database
6 7 (4.17%) Amazon Aurora
6 7 (4.17%) Impala
7 6 (3.57%) Oracle Database
7 6 (3.57%) QlikView
7 6 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (2.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.79%) Qlik Sense
11 2 (1.19%) Apache Hive
11 2 (1.19%) Big Data
11 2 (1.19%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (10.12%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.95%) JIRA
3 9 (5.36%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.19%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.19%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.19%) JUnit
4 2 (1.19%) Maven
4 2 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.19%) Subversion
5 1 (0.60%) Ant
5 1 (0.60%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.60%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.60%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.60%) Mockito
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.60%) Selenium
5 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.60%) TestNG
5 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (7.14%) Public Sector
2 5 (2.98%) Finance
3 3 (1.79%) Marketing
4 2 (1.19%) Publishing
5 1 (0.60%) Advertising
5 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.60%) Law
5 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.60%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (22.62%) HTML
2 36 (21.43%) CSS
3 31 (18.45%) .NET
4 27 (16.07%) Node.js
5 18 (10.71%) AngularJS
6 15 (8.93%) React
7 14 (8.33%) Web Services
8 13 (7.74%) .NET Framework
8 13 (7.74%) CSS3
9 12 (7.14%) HTML5
9 12 (7.14%) Spring
10 9 (5.36%) ASP.NET
10 9 (5.36%) Entity Framework
10 9 (5.36%) PySpark
10 9 (5.36%) RESTful
10 9 (5.36%) Vue.js
11 7 (4.17%) Drools
11 7 (4.17%) jQuery
12 6 (3.57%) JSON
12 6 (3.57%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.57%) User Experience
2 4 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (1.79%) NHS
4 2 (1.19%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.60%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.60%) IVR
5 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.60%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.36%) Android
2 5 (2.98%) Windows
3 4 (2.38%) Linux
4 3 (1.79%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.19%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (15.48%) Microservices
3 20 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (10.71%) ETL
4 18 (10.71%) MVC
5 13 (7.74%) Migration
6 12 (7.14%) DevOps
7 10 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (5.36%) Data Modelling
8 9 (5.36%) SOA
9 8 (4.76%) Front End Development
9 8 (4.76%) Web Development
10 7 (4.17%) Data Security
10 7 (4.17%) Information Management
10 7 (4.17%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (3.57%) Collaborative Working
11 6 (3.57%) Scrum
11 6 (3.57%) Software Engineering
11 6 (3.57%) TDD
12 5 (2.98%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 46 (27.38%) JavaScript
1 46 (27.38%) SQL
2 36 (21.43%) Java
3 31 (18.45%) C#
4 20 (11.90%) Python
5 14 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 13 (7.74%) PHP
7 7 (4.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 7 (4.17%) Java 8
8 5 (2.98%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.38%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.79%) Formula Language
10 3 (1.79%) Go
10 3 (1.79%) LotusScript
10 3 (1.79%) R
11 2 (1.19%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.19%) Groovy
11 2 (1.19%) Perl
11 2 (1.19%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 21 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.60%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.60%) OCPJP
3 1 (0.60%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.79%) WCAG
2 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.60%) GDPR
2 1 (0.60%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) WAI
System Software
1 20 (11.90%) Docker
2 2 (1.19%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (8.93%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.98%) Ansible
3 3 (1.79%) Terraform
4 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.19%) SCCM
5 1 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.60%) Kibana
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.60%) PingFederate
5 1 (0.60%) Puppet
5 1 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 14 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.76%) Oracle
3 7 (4.17%) Cloudera
4 6 (3.57%) Sitecore
5 4 (2.38%) Xamarin
6 3 (1.79%) Google
6 3 (1.79%) Lotus
6 3 (1.79%) SAP
6 3 (1.79%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.79%) Tableau
7 2 (1.19%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.19%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.60%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.60%) IBM
8 1 (0.60%) Sun