The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 23 June 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.

Developer
UK / Wales
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 120 141 252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 19.45% 25.00% 28.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.17% 25.78% 29.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 98 186
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £253 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £19.63 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.77%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

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 595 547 845
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.43% 96.99% 96.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 359 571
Median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 35 40
Median hourly rate £16.28 £13.00 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.23% -5.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.10 £35.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 23 June 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 0 108 £375 - 31
West Wales -5 9 £350 -22.22% 15
North Wales -2 3 £390 +20.00% 3
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 141 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (31.46%) JavaScript
3 77 (28.84%) SQL
3 77 (28.84%) Java
4 76 (28.46%) HTML
5 68 (25.47%) CSS
6 61 (22.85%) .NET
7 58 (21.72%) C#
8 51 (19.10%) Scrum
9 50 (18.73%) HTML5
10 49 (18.35%) CSS3
11 46 (17.23%) Python
11 46 (17.23%) Web Development
12 42 (15.73%) jQuery
12 42 (15.73%) AngularJS
13 40 (14.98%) Relational Database
14 39 (14.61%) Oracle
15 37 (13.86%) SQL Server
15 37 (13.86%) Microservices
16 36 (13.48%) Front End Development
17 35 (13.11%) Spring
18 33 (12.36%) ASP.NET
19 32 (11.99%) MVC
20 31 (11.61%) Microsoft
21 30 (11.24%) Ajax
21 30 (11.24%) Security Cleared
22 29 (10.86%) TDD
22 29 (10.86%) OOP
22 29 (10.86%) Test Automation
23 28 (10.49%) 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 18 (6.74%) Apache Spark
2 11 (4.12%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (3.37%) Cloud Foundry
3 9 (3.37%) CMS
4 8 (3.00%) Apache
5 6 (2.25%) SAS
5 6 (2.25%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.87%) Jupyter
7 3 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (1.12%) Drupal
7 3 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.12%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.75%) Confluence
8 2 (0.75%) JBoss
8 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.37%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.37%) Liferay
9 1 (0.37%) Tornado
Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.75%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.37%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (0.37%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.37%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.37%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.00%) HTTP
2 4 (1.50%) Bluetooth
2 4 (1.50%) Wireless
3 1 (0.37%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (14.98%) Relational Database
2 37 (13.86%) SQL Server
3 24 (8.99%) Big Data
4 23 (8.61%) RDBMS
5 20 (7.49%) Hadoop
6 19 (7.12%) MongoDB
6 19 (7.12%) Oracle Database
7 17 (6.37%) Oracle Database 11g
8 16 (5.99%) MySQL
8 16 (5.99%) Oracle9i Database
9 15 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (4.12%) NoSQL
10 11 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (3.00%) HBase
12 8 (3.00%) Neo4j
13 5 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
14 4 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
15 3 (1.12%) Ingres
15 3 (1.12%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 25 (9.36%) Git (software)
2 24 (8.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (8.61%) Visual Studio
4 17 (6.37%) Jenkins
5 15 (5.62%) Oracle Forms
6 11 (4.12%) Cucumber
6 11 (4.12%) MSBuild
7 7 (2.62%) Android Studio
8 4 (1.50%) JIRA
8 4 (1.50%) JUnit
8 4 (1.50%) Maven
8 4 (1.50%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.12%) Toad
9 3 (1.12%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.75%) Ant
10 2 (0.75%) Babel
10 2 (0.75%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.75%) gulp
10 2 (0.75%) Hudson
10 2 (0.75%) Jasmine
General
1 21 (7.87%) Finance
2 12 (4.49%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.37%) Marketing
4 6 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.50%) Advertising
5 4 (1.50%) Banking
5 4 (1.50%) Electronics
6 2 (0.75%) Back Office
6 2 (0.75%) Games
7 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (28.46%) HTML
2 68 (25.47%) CSS
3 61 (22.85%) .NET
4 50 (18.73%) HTML5
5 49 (18.35%) CSS3
6 42 (15.73%) AngularJS
6 42 (15.73%) jQuery
7 35 (13.11%) Spring
8 33 (12.36%) ASP.NET
9 30 (11.24%) Ajax
10 27 (10.11%) .NET Framework
11 26 (9.74%) WCF
12 25 (9.36%) Entity Framework
12 25 (9.36%) RESTful
13 23 (8.61%) Hibernate
13 23 (8.61%) LINQ
13 23 (8.61%) Web Services
14 22 (8.24%) KnockoutJS
15 20 (7.49%) React
16 19 (7.12%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.37%) User Experience
2 11 (4.12%) Algorithms
3 8 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.00%) Client/Server
4 7 (2.62%) CMDB
4 7 (2.62%) Digital Media
4 7 (2.62%) NHS
5 5 (1.87%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.50%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.12%) Handset
8 2 (0.75%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.75%) Fintech
8 2 (0.75%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.75%) Social Media
8 2 (0.75%) W3C
9 1 (0.37%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.37%) IVR
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.11%) Windows
2 13 (4.87%) Android
2 13 (4.87%) Linux
3 11 (4.12%) Unix
4 8 (3.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.37%) AIX
5 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (19.10%) Scrum
3 46 (17.23%) Web Development
4 37 (13.86%) Microservices
5 36 (13.48%) Front End Development
6 32 (11.99%) MVC
7 29 (10.86%) OOP
7 29 (10.86%) TDD
7 29 (10.86%) Test Automation
8 28 (10.49%) Unit Testing
9 25 (9.36%) Business Intelligence
9 25 (9.36%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (8.61%) Software Engineering
11 17 (6.37%) Responsive Web Design
12 16 (5.99%) Mentoring
13 15 (5.62%) Configuration Management
14 14 (5.24%) BDD
14 14 (5.24%) Web Design
14 14 (5.24%) Wireframes
15 13 (4.87%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 84 (31.46%) JavaScript
2 77 (28.84%) Java
2 77 (28.84%) SQL
3 58 (21.72%) C#
4 46 (17.23%) Python
5 20 (7.49%) PL/SQL
6 17 (6.37%) PHP
7 12 (4.49%) Go
7 12 (4.49%) T-SQL
8 10 (3.75%) Scala
9 4 (1.50%) R
10 3 (1.12%) ABAP
10 3 (1.12%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.12%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.75%) Tcl
11 2 (0.75%) VB
11 2 (0.75%) VB6
12 1 (0.37%) C
12 1 (0.37%) Groovy
12 1 (0.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 30 (11.24%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.99%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.12%) BPSS Clearance
3 11 (4.12%) Degree
4 4 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.75%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.37%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.87%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.12%) QA
3 1 (0.37%) WAI
3 1 (0.37%) WCAG
System Software
1 26 (9.74%) Docker
2 4 (1.50%) Firmware
3 3 (1.12%) HDFS
4 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 11 (4.12%) Ansible
2 1 (0.37%) Oozie
Vendors
1 39 (14.61%) Oracle
2 31 (11.61%) Microsoft
3 22 (8.24%) Cloudera
4 17 (6.37%) SAP
5 11 (4.12%) Teradata
5 11 (4.12%) Zend
6 9 (3.37%) Adobe
7 8 (3.00%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.50%) Sitecore
9 3 (1.12%) Splunk
10 2 (0.75%) Blue Prism
10 2 (0.75%) Genesys
10 2 (0.75%) HP
10 2 (0.75%) Informatica
10 2 (0.75%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.37%) Apple
11 1 (0.37%) IFS
11 1 (0.37%) RedGate
11 1 (0.37%) Sage
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