Period
to 21 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 470 295 409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 27.89% 23.10% 28.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.85% 24.12% 29.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 205 297
Wales median daily rate £450 £395 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.92% -7.06% +21.43%
10th Percentile £325 £252 £291
90th Percentile £588 £550 £568
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Wales median hourly rate £28.92 £18.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.31% -53.16% +33.90%
10th Percentile £21.42 £16.75 £24.73
90th Percentile £35.00 £20.25 £57.28
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.15 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% +2.88% +3.90%

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 1,629 1,223 1,372
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.68% 95.77% 97.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,119 804 949
Wales median daily rate £425 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.28% -1.88% +14.29%
10th Percentile £250 £180 £181
90th Percentile £588 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 74 89
Wales median hourly rate £14.09 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.10% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.16 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £50.65 £58.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -5.26%

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 January 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Wales over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 January 2019. 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 0 379 £425 +13.33% 139
West Wales +2 71 £500 -4.31% 15
North Wales -7 5 £381 +1.67% 9
Mid Wales - 5 - - 2
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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.

1 175 (37.23%) Java
2 171 (36.38%) Agile Software Development
3 152 (32.34%) SQL
4 133 (28.30%) HTML
5 126 (26.81%) .NET
6 122 (25.96%) JavaScript
7 107 (22.77%) CSS
8 94 (20.00%) C#
9 84 (17.87%) AngularJS
10 72 (15.32%) Git (software)
11 68 (14.47%) MVC
12 67 (14.26%) Finance
13 65 (13.83%) Scrum
13 65 (13.83%) Unit Testing
14 63 (13.40%) SQL Server
14 63 (13.40%) SOAP
15 62 (13.19%) ASP.NET
16 61 (12.98%) Oracle
17 60 (12.77%) Security Cleared
18 59 (12.55%) .NET Framework
19 58 (12.34%) Spring
20 57 (12.13%) REST
21 53 (11.28%) Test Automation
21 53 (11.28%) Microsoft
22 48 (10.21%) Web Services
23 46 (9.79%) XML
24 45 (9.57%) TDD
24 45 (9.57%) Relational Database
24 45 (9.57%) Front End Development
25 44 (9.36%) SC Cleared

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 36 (7.66%) WebLogic
2 23 (4.89%) Confluence
3 18 (3.83%) WebSphere
4 14 (2.98%) Anypoint
4 14 (2.98%) Mule
5 10 (2.13%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (0.85%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.64%) IIS
7 3 (0.64%) JBoss
7 3 (0.64%) nginx
7 3 (0.64%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.43%) Jupyter
8 2 (0.43%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.21%) OpenROAD
9 1 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.43%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.21%) LongView
2 1 (0.21%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (4.26%) npm
3 19 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.91%) GitHub
5 3 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.64%) PaaS
6 2 (0.43%) IaaS
6 2 (0.43%) Serverless
6 2 (0.43%) Slack
6 2 (0.43%) Trello
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.21%) Heroku
7 1 (0.21%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.70%) HTTP
2 5 (1.06%) Bluetooth
3 4 (0.85%) SSL
4 2 (0.43%) AMQP
5 1 (0.21%) Internet
5 1 (0.21%) Intranet
5 1 (0.21%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (13.40%) SQL Server
2 45 (9.57%) Relational Database
3 40 (8.51%) MongoDB
4 25 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (4.47%) RDBMS
6 13 (2.77%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (1.70%) Neo4j
10 7 (1.49%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.49%) Power BI
10 7 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (1.06%) Big Data
12 4 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (0.85%) Event Store
12 4 (0.85%) GIS
12 4 (0.85%) HPCC
12 4 (0.85%) Redis
12 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 72 (15.32%) Git (software)
2 35 (7.45%) Jenkins
3 32 (6.81%) Maven
4 28 (5.96%) MSTest
4 28 (5.96%) WebLogic Workshop
5 27 (5.74%) JIRA
5 27 (5.74%) NUnit
5 27 (5.74%) Visual Studio
6 22 (4.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (4.47%) JUnit
8 15 (3.19%) CA Gen
9 10 (2.13%) Artifactory
10 9 (1.91%) gulp
10 9 (1.91%) webpack
11 8 (1.70%) Grunt
12 7 (1.49%) Mercurial
12 7 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
12 7 (1.49%) TeamCity
13 6 (1.28%) ClearCase
13 6 (1.28%) Selenium
General
1 67 (14.26%) Finance
2 20 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.40%) Marketing
4 10 (2.13%) Banking
4 10 (2.13%) Games
5 5 (1.06%) Electronics
5 5 (1.06%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.06%) Publishing
6 4 (0.85%) Financial Institution
6 4 (0.85%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.64%) Retail
8 2 (0.43%) Legal
9 1 (0.21%) Billing
9 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.21%) Law
9 1 (0.21%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (28.30%) HTML
2 126 (26.81%) .NET
3 107 (22.77%) CSS
4 84 (17.87%) AngularJS
5 63 (13.40%) SOAP
6 62 (13.19%) ASP.NET
7 59 (12.55%) .NET Framework
8 58 (12.34%) Spring
9 57 (12.13%) REST
10 48 (10.21%) Web Services
11 46 (9.79%) XML
12 43 (9.15%) Hibernate
13 41 (8.72%) Spring Boot
14 39 (8.30%) HTML5
15 38 (8.09%) Node.js
16 36 (7.66%) EJB
17 35 (7.45%) Dropwizard
17 35 (7.45%) JSP
18 33 (7.02%) jQuery
18 33 (7.02%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.32%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (3.62%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (3.40%) Digital Media
4 14 (2.98%) User Experience
5 11 (2.34%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.91%) NHS
7 5 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.06%) Fintech
8 4 (0.85%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.64%) Augmented Reality
9 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.43%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.21%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.21%) Blog
11 1 (0.21%) DTCC
11 1 (0.21%) iPad
11 1 (0.21%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.21%) Media Streaming
11 1 (0.21%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 28 (5.96%) Android
1 28 (5.96%) Unix
2 24 (5.11%) Windows
3 20 (4.26%) Apple iOS
4 17 (3.62%) Linux
5 12 (2.55%) AIX
6 10 (2.13%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (36.38%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (14.47%) MVC
3 65 (13.83%) Scrum
3 65 (13.83%) Unit Testing
4 53 (11.28%) Test Automation
5 45 (9.57%) Front End Development
5 45 (9.57%) TDD
6 40 (8.51%) Microservices
6 40 (8.51%) OO
7 39 (8.30%) Software Engineering
8 34 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (6.38%) OOP
10 26 (5.53%) SDLC
11 25 (5.32%) Android Development
12 23 (4.89%) Migration
13 22 (4.68%) BDD
13 22 (4.68%) Technical Leadership
14 21 (4.47%) Kanban
15 20 (4.26%) Mentoring
16 19 (4.04%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 175 (37.23%) Java
2 152 (32.34%) SQL
3 122 (25.96%) JavaScript
4 94 (20.00%) C#
5 33 (7.02%) Java 8
6 32 (6.81%) Python
7 23 (4.89%) Scala
8 22 (4.68%) PHP
8 22 (4.68%) PL/SQL
9 15 (3.19%) Shell Script
10 11 (2.34%) Groovy
10 11 (2.34%) T-SQL
10 11 (2.34%) XAML
11 10 (2.13%) C
12 9 (1.91%) ES6
13 7 (1.49%) Ruby
14 6 (1.28%) Korn
15 5 (1.06%) C++
15 5 (1.06%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 60 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 44 (9.36%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.83%) BPSS Clearance
4 15 (3.19%) Degree
5 5 (1.06%) Postgraduate
6 3 (0.64%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.64%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.70%) QA
2 7 (1.49%) SLA
3 5 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (4.68%) Docker
2 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 10 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (1.49%) Ansible
3 4 (0.85%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.43%) Terraform
5 1 (0.21%) Puppet
5 1 (0.21%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 61 (12.98%) Oracle
2 53 (11.28%) Microsoft
3 32 (6.81%) MuleSoft
4 21 (4.47%) CA
5 20 (4.26%) IBM
6 17 (3.62%) Xamarin
7 13 (2.77%) Zend
8 12 (2.55%) SAP
9 9 (1.91%) OutSystems
10 6 (1.28%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.06%) Talend
12 4 (0.85%) ESRI
12 4 (0.85%) Guidewire
12 4 (0.85%) Twitter
13 3 (0.64%) Adobe
14 2 (0.43%) HP
14 2 (0.43%) Tableau
15 1 (0.21%) Apple
15 1 (0.21%) Cloudera
15 1 (0.21%) Nintex