Period
to 20 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £444 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 20 June 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.

Senior Developer
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 76 44
Rank change year-on-year -10 -32 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 14 19 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.95% 1.45% 4.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 1.50% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 37
Wales median daily rate £444 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.94% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £378 £186 £244
90th Percentile £585 £538 £490
UK median daily rate £513 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +5.13% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Wales median hourly rate - - £19.63
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £44.10
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +10.25%

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 1,404 1,265 1,204
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.58% 96.71% 97.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 979 880 803
Wales median daily rate £400 £389 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.89% +6.80% +2.25%
10th Percentile £263 £180 £208
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 102 74
Wales median hourly rate £12.49 £20.00 £15.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.58% +30.59% +13.44%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.50 £10.31
90th Percentile £38.90 £77.50 £47.35
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Wales

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Developer in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in Wales

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Wales over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in Wales

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in Wales

Senior 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 Senior Developer within the Wales region over the 6 months to 20 June 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 -22 12 £440 +10.00% 15
West Wales - 2 £456 -
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 9 (64.29%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Microservices
3 5 (35.71%) Docker
3 5 (35.71%) Scrum
3 5 (35.71%) .NET
4 4 (28.57%) SOAP
4 4 (28.57%) MongoDB
4 4 (28.57%) REST
5 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
5 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
5 3 (21.43%) Hudson
5 3 (21.43%) Degree
5 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (21.43%) TDD
5 3 (21.43%) MVC
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 3 (21.43%) C#
5 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
5 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
5 3 (21.43%) Dropwizard
5 3 (21.43%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 3 (21.43%) BDD
6 2 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (14.29%) Kubernetes
6 2 (14.29%) Spring Boot
6 2 (14.29%) Coaching
6 2 (14.29%) MySQL

Senior 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 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) MongoDB
2 2 (14.29%) MySQL
2 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Hudson
1 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 2 (14.29%) MSTest
2 2 (14.29%) NUnit
General
1 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) REST
2 4 (28.57%) SOAP
3 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
3 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
3 3 (21.43%) Dropwizard
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
4 2 (14.29%) LINQ
4 2 (14.29%) Spring
4 2 (14.29%) Spring Boot
5 1 (7.14%) Aurelia
5 1 (7.14%) CSS
5 1 (7.14%) HTML5
5 1 (7.14%) jQuery
5 1 (7.14%) Play Framework
5 1 (7.14%) XSL
5 1 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (50.00%) Microservices
2 5 (35.71%) Scrum
3 3 (21.43%) BDD
3 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (21.43%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
3 3 (21.43%) MVC
3 3 (21.43%) TDD
4 2 (14.29%) Coaching
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) OOP
4 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Front End Development
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) C#
2 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Go
3 1 (7.14%) Java 8
3 1 (7.14%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) Scala
3 1 (7.14%) TypeScript
3 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
3 1 (7.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 1 (7.14%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) DevExpress
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Tableau