Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £391 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 18 November 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.

Senior Developer
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 72 88
Rank change year-on-year -10 +16 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 11 32 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.92% 2.26% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 2.31% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 27 18
Wales median daily rate £391 £488 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.74% +51.16% +0.62%
10th Percentile £325 £359 £286
90th Percentile £541 £583 £408
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £458
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.83% +5.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Wales median hourly rate - £57.50 -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.27% +18.79% +28.83%

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 1157 1385 1598
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.90% 97.95% 96.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 774 929 1135
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £164 £199 £210
90th Percentile £550 £551 £475
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 89 81
Wales median hourly rate £15.37 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.85% - -6.90%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.30 £9.25
90th Percentile £46.83 £64.00 £30.25
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -5 9 £381 -23.75% 6
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) SQL
3 6 (54.55%) .NET
3 6 (54.55%) OOP
3 6 (54.55%) .NET Framework
3 6 (54.55%) Unit Testing
4 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
4 5 (45.45%) CSS
4 5 (45.45%) HTML
4 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
4 5 (45.45%) MVC
4 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 4 (36.36%) Java
5 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
5 4 (36.36%) NoSQL
5 4 (36.36%) Entity Framework
5 4 (36.36%) LINQ
5 4 (36.36%) Degree
5 4 (36.36%) NUnit
6 3 (27.27%) RDBMS
6 3 (27.27%) RESTful
6 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (27.27%) PaaS
6 3 (27.27%) Open Source
6 3 (27.27%) Web Services
6 3 (27.27%) OO
6 3 (27.27%) C#
6 3 (27.27%) Scrum
6 3 (27.27%) AngularJS

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 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (27.27%) PaaS
2 2 (18.18%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) NoSQL
2 3 (27.27%) RDBMS
2 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
1 4 (36.36%) NUnit
2 2 (18.18%) MSTest
3 1 (9.09%) FxCop
3 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 1 (9.09%) MSBuild
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (9.09%) ReSharper
3 1 (9.09%) Subversion
3 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
1 6 (54.55%) .NET Framework
2 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
2 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (45.45%) CSS
2 5 (45.45%) HTML
3 4 (36.36%) Entity Framework
3 4 (36.36%) LINQ
4 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
4 3 (27.27%) RESTful
4 3 (27.27%) Web Services
5 2 (18.18%) Dropwizard
5 2 (18.18%) jQuery
5 2 (18.18%) Node.js
6 1 (9.09%) Android SDK
6 1 (9.09%) Code First Entity Framework
6 1 (9.09%) CSS3
6 1 (9.09%) HTML5
6 1 (9.09%) React
6 1 (9.09%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) NHS
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) OOP
2 6 (54.55%) Unit Testing
3 5 (45.45%) MVC
4 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
4 3 (27.27%) OO
4 3 (27.27%) Open Source
4 3 (27.27%) Scrum
5 2 (18.18%) BDD
5 2 (18.18%) Coaching
5 2 (18.18%) CQRS
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) Web Application Development
5 2 (18.18%) Web Development
6 1 (9.09%) Android Development
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
6 1 (9.09%) MVVM
6 1 (9.09%) UML
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 4 (36.36%) Java
4 3 (27.27%) C#
5 2 (18.18%) Python
6 1 (9.09%) Kotlin
6 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle