Period
to 25 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 377 293 259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 24.37% 25.26% 22.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.95% 26.11% 22.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 212 186
Wales median daily rate £410 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £268 £266
90th Percentile £550 £545 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Wales median hourly rate - £20.82 -
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +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 1,511 1,122 1,134
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.67% 96.72% 97.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,060 766 739
Wales median daily rate £405 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -1.32% +8.57%
10th Percentile £275 £173 £206
90th Percentile £575 £538 £532
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 82 82
Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £16.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.42% +24.07% +3.85%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.50 £10.13
90th Percentile £23.69 £54.00 £73.38
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.94 £18.94
% change year-on-year -7.60% +0.03% +6.02%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 0 324 £400 +6.67% 115
West Wales 0 25 £500 +5.26% 23
Mid Wales - 8 - - 2
North Wales -3 6 £413 +10.00% 17
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 158 (41.91%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (25.73%) Scrum
3 96 (25.46%) .NET
4 94 (24.93%) C#
5 93 (24.67%) JavaScript
6 85 (22.55%) HTML
7 84 (22.28%) Java
8 81 (21.49%) CSS
8 81 (21.49%) Web Services
8 81 (21.49%) TDD
9 79 (20.95%) SQL
10 77 (20.42%) Test Automation
11 72 (19.10%) AngularJS
12 68 (18.04%) PHP
13 62 (16.45%) Software Engineering
14 59 (15.65%) Relational Database
15 57 (15.12%) SOA
16 56 (14.85%) MVC
16 56 (14.85%) SQL Server
17 54 (14.32%) Kanban
18 50 (13.26%) Security Cleared
19 48 (12.73%) Git (software)
19 48 (12.73%) Unit Testing
19 48 (12.73%) ASP.NET
19 48 (12.73%) Project Management
20 46 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
21 44 (11.67%) Finance
22 42 (11.14%) SOAP
22 42 (11.14%) Spring
23 41 (10.88%) Zend

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 12 (3.18%) WebSphere
2 11 (2.92%) Confluence
3 8 (2.12%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.12%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (1.33%) CMS
4 5 (1.33%) IIS
4 5 (1.33%) JBoss
5 4 (1.06%) ArcGIS
5 4 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (1.06%) Mule
5 4 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.80%) Anypoint
6 3 (0.80%) Apache
6 3 (0.80%) SAS
6 3 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.53%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.27%) InVision
2 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.27%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 32 (8.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.71%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.71%) npm
3 4 (1.06%) GitHub
4 3 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (0.80%) NuGet
4 3 (0.80%) PaaS
4 3 (0.80%) SaaS
4 3 (0.80%) Trello
5 2 (0.53%) Slack
6 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.27%) Boomi
6 1 (0.27%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.80%) AMQP
2 2 (0.53%) Internet
3 1 (0.27%) Intranet
3 1 (0.27%) IPsec
3 1 (0.27%) Skype
3 1 (0.27%) SMS
3 1 (0.27%) SNMP
3 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (15.65%) Relational Database
2 56 (14.85%) SQL Server
3 46 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (5.57%) RDBMS
5 12 (3.18%) MongoDB
6 9 (2.39%) Big Data
6 9 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (2.12%) HPCC
8 7 (1.86%) MySQL
9 6 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.33%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.06%) Event Store
11 4 (1.06%) GIS
11 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.80%) Redis
12 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 48 (12.73%) Git (software)
2 27 (7.16%) Jenkins
3 25 (6.63%) Maven
4 21 (5.57%) Visual Studio
5 19 (5.04%) MSTest
6 18 (4.77%) NUnit
7 17 (4.51%) JUnit
8 16 (4.24%) CA Gen
9 14 (3.71%) JIRA
10 10 (2.65%) Selenium
10 10 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (2.39%) Grunt
11 9 (2.39%) gulp
11 9 (2.39%) webpack
12 8 (2.12%) Artifactory
13 7 (1.86%) Cucumber
13 7 (1.86%) Gradle
13 7 (1.86%) Subversion
13 7 (1.86%) TeamCity
14 6 (1.59%) Ant
General
1 44 (11.67%) Finance
2 21 (5.57%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.45%) Marketing
4 12 (3.18%) Publishing
5 9 (2.39%) Games
6 7 (1.86%) Banking
7 5 (1.33%) Legal
7 5 (1.33%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.06%) Electronics
9 2 (0.53%) Advertising
9 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.53%) Retail
10 1 (0.27%) Back Office
10 1 (0.27%) Billing
10 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (25.46%) .NET
2 85 (22.55%) HTML
3 81 (21.49%) CSS
3 81 (21.49%) Web Services
4 72 (19.10%) AngularJS
5 48 (12.73%) ASP.NET
6 42 (11.14%) SOAP
6 42 (11.14%) Spring
7 40 (10.61%) .NET Framework
8 37 (9.81%) REST
9 35 (9.28%) Node.js
10 34 (9.02%) HTML5
11 30 (7.96%) jQuery
11 30 (7.96%) React
12 28 (7.43%) ASP.NET MVC
13 27 (7.16%) Spring Boot
14 26 (6.90%) Entity Framework
15 22 (5.84%) Hibernate
16 21 (5.57%) Laravel
17 18 (4.77%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.51%) Digital Media
1 17 (4.51%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (3.18%) User Experience
3 10 (2.65%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.33%) NHS
5 4 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (0.80%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.53%) FMCG
8 1 (0.27%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (0.27%) Fintech
8 1 (0.27%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.27%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.27%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 20 (5.31%) Android
2 19 (5.04%) Apple iOS
2 19 (5.04%) Unix
3 16 (4.24%) Windows
4 7 (1.86%) AIX
5 5 (1.33%) Linux
6 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (41.91%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (25.73%) Scrum
3 81 (21.49%) TDD
4 77 (20.42%) Test Automation
5 62 (16.45%) Software Engineering
6 57 (15.12%) SOA
7 56 (14.85%) MVC
8 54 (14.32%) Kanban
9 48 (12.73%) Project Management
9 48 (12.73%) Unit Testing
10 39 (10.34%) Front End Development
11 36 (9.55%) Continuous Integration
12 31 (8.22%) Customer-Centric Approach
12 31 (8.22%) Customer-Centricity
13 30 (7.96%) Microservices
14 27 (7.16%) OO
15 25 (6.63%) BDD
16 22 (5.84%) Mentoring
17 20 (5.31%) Android Development
17 20 (5.31%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 94 (24.93%) C#
2 93 (24.67%) JavaScript
3 84 (22.28%) Java
4 79 (20.95%) SQL
5 68 (18.04%) PHP
6 37 (9.81%) Python
7 24 (6.37%) Java 8
8 12 (3.18%) XAML
9 11 (2.92%) C
10 10 (2.65%) Groovy
11 8 (2.12%) PL/SQL
11 8 (2.12%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.59%) Korn
12 6 (1.59%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.59%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.33%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.06%) ABAP
14 4 (1.06%) C++
14 4 (1.06%) ES6
14 4 (1.06%) Go
Qualifications
1 50 (13.26%) Security Cleared
2 34 (9.02%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.98%) Degree
4 8 (2.12%) Postgraduate
5 4 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.80%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.80%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.27%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (1.33%) SLA
2 1 (0.27%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (4.51%) Docker
2 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 11 (2.92%) Ansible
2 8 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.33%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.53%) Puppet
4 2 (0.53%) Terraform
5 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 41 (10.88%) Zend
2 40 (10.61%) Microsoft
3 22 (5.84%) Oracle
4 17 (4.51%) Xamarin
5 16 (4.24%) CA
6 13 (3.45%) SAP
7 12 (3.18%) IBM
8 7 (1.86%) MuleSoft
9 4 (1.06%) Cloudera
9 4 (1.06%) ESRI
9 4 (1.06%) Guidewire
9 4 (1.06%) Nintex
9 4 (1.06%) Sitecore
9 4 (1.06%) Tableau
10 3 (0.80%) OutSystems
11 1 (0.27%) Adobe
11 1 (0.27%) Apple
11 1 (0.27%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.27%) Sage
11 1 (0.27%) WooCommerce