Period
to 22 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 296 328 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 21.39% 22.42% 22.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.26% 22.99% 23.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 259 209
Wales median daily rate £425 £405 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +11.72% -3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £311 £223
90th Percentile £600 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £446
% change year-on-year +5.56% +0.90% +8.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Wales median hourly rate £36.00 - £55.00
10th Percentile £35.50 - £23.99
90th Percentile £36.50 - £77.50
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +4.29%

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 1,330 1,427 1,159
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 97.54% 96.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 950 1,007 796
Wales median daily rate £425 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% -
10th Percentile £236 £275 £175
90th Percentile £605 £575 £534
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 66 99
Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £12.41 £22.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.07% -44.57% +59.86%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.14 £10.50
90th Percentile £42.63 £30.00 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £19.81 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +10.03% -3.74% -1.58%

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 August 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
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 August 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 -1 245 £414 +3.44% 103
West Wales -3 32 £450 -11.76% 15
North Wales +3 11 £425 +3.03% 8
Mid Wales +4 2 - - 5
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 85 (28.72%) JavaScript
2 82 (27.70%) HTML
3 79 (26.69%) CSS
4 71 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
5 64 (21.62%) Java
6 62 (20.95%) AngularJS
7 58 (19.59%) C#
8 57 (19.26%) SQL
9 55 (18.58%) .NET
9 55 (18.58%) REST
10 51 (17.23%) Front End Development
11 47 (15.88%) SQL Server
12 45 (15.20%) SOAP
13 44 (14.86%) MVC
14 38 (12.84%) HTML5
15 37 (12.50%) Node.js
16 35 (11.82%) Finance
16 35 (11.82%) React
17 33 (11.15%) CSS3
18 31 (10.47%) Git (software)
18 31 (10.47%) MuleSoft
19 30 (10.14%) Security Cleared
20 28 (9.46%) Web Services
21 26 (8.78%) XML
21 26 (8.78%) Microsoft
22 25 (8.45%) Scrum
22 25 (8.45%) Python
22 25 (8.45%) JSON
23 23 (7.77%) ASP.NET
24 22 (7.43%) Unit Testing

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 20 (6.76%) Anypoint
2 17 (5.74%) Mule
3 9 (3.04%) Confluence
3 9 (3.04%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.36%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.35%) CMS
5 4 (1.35%) Drupal
5 4 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.01%) Apache
6 3 (1.01%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.01%) SAS
6 3 (1.01%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.68%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.68%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.68%) WordPress
8 1 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.34%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.34%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.68%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.34%) SAP MII
3 1 (0.34%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.09%) AWS
2 19 (6.42%) Azure
3 18 (6.08%) npm
4 15 (5.07%) Serverless
5 7 (2.36%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (2.03%) Amazon S3
6 6 (2.03%) GCP
7 5 (1.69%) Power Platform
8 4 (1.35%) GitHub
8 4 (1.35%) PaaS
9 2 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.68%) Office 365
10 1 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.34%) Amazon Neptune
10 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.34%) NuGet
10 1 (0.34%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.35%) Internet
2 3 (1.01%) Intranet
2 3 (1.01%) SSL
3 2 (0.68%) HTTP
4 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (15.88%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.09%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (6.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (5.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (3.04%) MongoDB
5 9 (3.04%) MySQL
6 8 (2.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 7 (2.36%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.69%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.69%) Power BI
9 5 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (1.35%) MS Access
10 4 (1.35%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.01%) Big Data
11 3 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (1.01%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.01%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 31 (10.47%) Git (software)
2 11 (3.72%) Jenkins
2 11 (3.72%) JIRA
3 9 (3.04%) JUnit
3 9 (3.04%) Maven
4 7 (2.36%) CA Gen
4 7 (2.36%) Cucumber
4 7 (2.36%) Visual Studio
5 6 (2.03%) Bitbucket
5 6 (2.03%) MSI
5 6 (2.03%) webpack
6 5 (1.69%) Grunt
6 5 (1.69%) gulp
6 5 (1.69%) Selenium
7 4 (1.35%) GitLab
8 3 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.01%) Spock
8 3 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.01%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 35 (11.82%) Finance
2 18 (6.08%) Public Sector
3 11 (3.72%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.69%) Marketing
5 4 (1.35%) Back Office
6 2 (0.68%) Banking
6 2 (0.68%) Law
6 2 (0.68%) Retail
7 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.34%) Games
7 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (27.70%) HTML
2 79 (26.69%) CSS
3 62 (20.95%) AngularJS
4 55 (18.58%) .NET
4 55 (18.58%) REST
5 45 (15.20%) SOAP
6 38 (12.84%) HTML5
7 37 (12.50%) Node.js
8 35 (11.82%) React
9 33 (11.15%) CSS3
10 28 (9.46%) Web Services
11 26 (8.78%) XML
12 25 (8.45%) JSON
13 23 (7.77%) ASP.NET
14 18 (6.08%) Spring
14 18 (6.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 15 (5.07%) Hibernate
15 15 (5.07%) jQuery
15 15 (5.07%) LESS
16 12 (4.05%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.74%) User Experience
2 12 (4.05%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.72%) Digital Media
3 11 (3.72%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (2.03%) PKI
5 4 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.01%) NHS
7 2 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.68%) W3C
8 1 (0.34%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.34%) HACMP
8 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.34%) Oculus Rift
8 1 (0.34%) Social Media
8 1 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.34%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.41%) Windows
2 9 (3.04%) Unix
3 8 (2.70%) AIX
3 8 (2.70%) Android
4 7 (2.36%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.03%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.03%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.69%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.35%) Linux
8 1 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (17.23%) Front End Development
3 44 (14.86%) MVC
4 25 (8.45%) Scrum
5 22 (7.43%) Unit Testing
6 21 (7.09%) Microservices
7 18 (6.08%) Web Development
8 17 (5.74%) SDLC
9 16 (5.41%) ETL
10 15 (5.07%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (4.73%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (4.39%) DevOps
13 12 (4.05%) Data Modelling
13 12 (4.05%) Software Engineering
13 12 (4.05%) TDD
14 11 (3.72%) Creative Thinking
14 11 (3.72%) Product Roadmap
15 10 (3.38%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (3.38%) CRM
16 9 (3.04%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 85 (28.72%) JavaScript
2 64 (21.62%) Java
3 58 (19.59%) C#
4 57 (19.26%) SQL
5 25 (8.45%) Python
6 19 (6.42%) PHP
7 12 (4.05%) ES6
7 12 (4.05%) Java 8
8 8 (2.70%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.36%) PowerShell
9 7 (2.36%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.69%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.35%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.35%) VBA
12 3 (1.01%) C
12 3 (1.01%) C++
13 2 (0.68%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.68%) Go
13 2 (0.68%) Ruby
13 2 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (10.14%) Security Cleared
2 19 (6.42%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.69%) AWS Certification
3 5 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.34%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.34%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.01%) QA
2 2 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (6.08%) Docker
2 7 (2.36%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (2.03%) Kubernetes
1 6 (2.03%) SCCM
2 2 (0.68%) Kibana
3 1 (0.34%) Consul
3 1 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.34%) MIIS
3 1 (0.34%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (10.47%) MuleSoft
2 26 (8.78%) Microsoft
3 18 (6.08%) Oracle
4 15 (5.07%) IBM
5 8 (2.70%) CA
6 5 (1.69%) SAP
6 5 (1.69%) Twitter
7 4 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.01%) Guidewire
8 3 (1.01%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.68%) Gemalto
9 2 (0.68%) Google
9 2 (0.68%) Lotus
9 2 (0.68%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.68%) Tableau
9 2 (0.68%) Unisys
10 1 (0.34%) Adobe
10 1 (0.34%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.34%) ESRI
10 1 (0.34%) NetIQ