Period
to 27 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 318 292 381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 21.31% 21.68% 31.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.39% 22.38% 31.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 229 266
Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £229 £263
90th Percentile £550 £544 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 8
Wales median hourly rate - £55.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +124.49% +8.89%
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +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 1,420 1,305 1,191
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.17% 96.88% 97.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 996 918 805
Wales median daily rate £400 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +12.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £248 £185 £205
90th Percentile £550 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 105 77
Wales median hourly rate £13.50 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.50% +17.65% +25.93%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.60 £10.35
90th Percentile £49.13 £77.50 £48.10
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.84 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.46% -5.80% +14.29%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 0 279 £400 - 88
West Wales +12 23 £550 +46.67% 5
North Wales 0 1 £363 +6.62% 14
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 135 (42.45%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (29.56%) .NET
3 86 (27.04%) JavaScript
4 84 (26.42%) C#
5 80 (25.16%) HTML
6 71 (22.33%) Scrum
6 71 (22.33%) Java
7 70 (22.01%) SQL Server
8 67 (21.07%) TDD
9 66 (20.75%) MVC
10 62 (19.50%) ASP.NET
10 62 (19.50%) CSS
11 61 (19.18%) Web Services
12 58 (18.24%) SQL
13 57 (17.92%) PHP
14 54 (16.98%) Test Automation
14 54 (16.98%) Relational Database
15 53 (16.67%) AngularJS
15 53 (16.67%) Security Cleared
16 50 (15.72%) Software Engineering
17 44 (13.84%) .NET Framework
17 44 (13.84%) REST
18 43 (13.52%) Python
19 41 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
20 38 (11.95%) Microsoft
21 37 (11.64%) Unit Testing
22 36 (11.32%) ASP.NET MVC
23 35 (11.01%) HTML5
23 35 (11.01%) jQuery
24 32 (10.06%) Entity Framework

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 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.83%) Apache
2 9 (2.83%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (2.20%) Jupyter
3 7 (2.20%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (1.89%) CMS
5 4 (1.26%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (1.26%) Moodle
5 4 (1.26%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.94%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.63%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.63%) Confluence
7 2 (0.63%) IIS
8 1 (0.31%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.31%) MODX
8 1 (0.31%) Mongoose
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.31%) InVision
2 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.31%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 29 (9.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (6.92%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.89%) Google Analytics
4 5 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (1.57%) npm
5 4 (1.26%) NuGet
6 2 (0.63%) SaaS
7 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.31%) Office 365
7 1 (0.31%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.57%) HTTP
2 2 (0.63%) Internet
2 2 (0.63%) Intranet
3 1 (0.31%) DSL
3 1 (0.31%) IPsec
3 1 (0.31%) Skype
3 1 (0.31%) SNMP
3 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (22.01%) SQL Server
2 54 (16.98%) Relational Database
3 31 (9.75%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (8.81%) MongoDB
5 25 (7.86%) RDBMS
6 17 (5.35%) MySQL
6 17 (5.35%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (2.83%) Event Store
8 9 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (2.52%) NoSQL
9 8 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (1.89%) OLAP
10 6 (1.89%) OLAP Cube
10 6 (1.89%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (1.57%) Power BI
11 5 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (8.81%) Jenkins
1 28 (8.81%) MSTest
1 28 (8.81%) NUnit
2 26 (8.18%) Git (software)
3 20 (6.29%) Visual Studio
4 17 (5.35%) Selenium
5 10 (3.14%) SpecFlow
6 9 (2.83%) MbUnit
6 9 (2.83%) Mercurial
6 9 (2.83%) TeamCity
7 7 (2.20%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (1.89%) JIRA
9 5 (1.57%) Maven
9 5 (1.57%) Subversion
10 4 (1.26%) Hudson
10 4 (1.26%) Rational Team Concert
10 4 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.94%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.94%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (4.09%) Finance
2 4 (1.26%) Publishing
3 3 (0.94%) Back Office
3 3 (0.94%) Marketing
4 2 (0.63%) Advertising
4 2 (0.63%) Legal
4 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.31%) Banking
5 1 (0.31%) Digital Economy
5 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.31%) Games
5 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.31%) Retail
5 1 (0.31%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (29.56%) .NET
2 80 (25.16%) HTML
3 62 (19.50%) ASP.NET
3 62 (19.50%) CSS
4 61 (19.18%) Web Services
5 53 (16.67%) AngularJS
6 44 (13.84%) .NET Framework
6 44 (13.84%) REST
7 36 (11.32%) ASP.NET MVC
8 35 (11.01%) HTML5
8 35 (11.01%) jQuery
9 32 (10.06%) ASP.NET Web API
9 32 (10.06%) Entity Framework
10 28 (8.81%) WCF
11 25 (7.86%) CSS3
12 23 (7.23%) SOAP
13 21 (6.60%) React
14 20 (6.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 19 (5.97%) LINQ
15 19 (5.97%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.23%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (2.52%) Public Cloud
3 5 (1.57%) NHS
3 5 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (1.26%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.26%) User Experience
5 2 (0.63%) FMCG
5 2 (0.63%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.31%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.31%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.31%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.09%) Linux
2 6 (1.89%) Unix
3 5 (1.57%) Windows
4 3 (0.94%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.31%) Android
5 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.31%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (42.45%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (22.33%) Scrum
3 67 (21.07%) TDD
4 66 (20.75%) MVC
5 54 (16.98%) Test Automation
6 50 (15.72%) Software Engineering
7 41 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (11.64%) Unit Testing
9 31 (9.75%) Kanban
9 31 (9.75%) Mentoring
9 31 (9.75%) SOA
10 30 (9.43%) BDD
10 30 (9.43%) Microservices
11 27 (8.49%) Project Management
12 24 (7.55%) Web Development
13 21 (6.60%) OOP
14 20 (6.29%) Customer-Centric Approach
14 20 (6.29%) Customer-Centricity
14 20 (6.29%) Front End Development
15 19 (5.97%) OO
Programming Languages
1 86 (27.04%) JavaScript
2 84 (26.42%) C#
3 71 (22.33%) Java
4 58 (18.24%) SQL
5 57 (17.92%) PHP
6 43 (13.52%) Python
7 23 (7.23%) Java 8
8 13 (4.09%) T-SQL
8 13 (4.09%) TypeScript
9 12 (3.77%) Scala
10 9 (2.83%) PowerShell
11 8 (2.52%) Ruby
12 7 (2.20%) R
13 6 (1.89%) ABAP
13 6 (1.89%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.57%) Go
15 4 (1.26%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.94%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.94%) Perl
17 2 (0.63%) C
Qualifications
1 53 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 29 (9.12%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.46%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (3.14%) Degree
5 2 (0.63%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.57%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.31%) GDPR
2 1 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.31%) SLA
2 1 (0.31%) Solvency II
System Software
1 18 (5.66%) Docker
2 1 (0.31%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 21 (6.60%) Ansible
2 11 (3.46%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.63%) Puppet
4 1 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.31%) Galera Cluster
4 1 (0.31%) Salt
4 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (11.95%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.92%) Oracle
3 14 (4.40%) Zend
4 9 (2.83%) Cloudera
4 9 (2.83%) Nintex
5 7 (2.20%) IBM
5 7 (2.20%) SAP
6 5 (1.57%) Google
6 5 (1.57%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.94%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.94%) Sonatype
8 2 (0.63%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.63%) Splunk
9 1 (0.31%) Adobe
9 1 (0.31%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.31%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.31%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.31%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.31%) Tableau
9 1 (0.31%) Xamarin