Period
to 24 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £405 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Software Developer
UK > Wales
6 months to
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 90 92 87
Rank change year-on-year +2 -5 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 18 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.15% 0.80% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 0.85% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 7
Wales median daily rate £405 £430 £193
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.81% +123.38% -40.31%
10th Percentile £325 £340 £183
90th Percentile £513 £475 £426
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £22.84 - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 1,496 1,420 1,260
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 94.98% 96.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,063 966 887
Wales median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £225 £213 £182
90th Percentile £625 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 77 95
Wales median hourly rate £14.75 £14.43 £19.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.22% -24.47% +12.38%
10th Percentile £10.02 £10.16 £11.17
90th Percentile £43.87 £49.52 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.35% -2.63% -2.56%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Wales

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Wales

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Wales over the 6 months to 24 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Developer in Wales

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Wales

Software 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 Software Developer within the Wales region over the 6 months to 24 April 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 +3 16 £390 -10.09% 25
West Wales - 2 £513 - 1
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 12 (66.67%) .NET
2 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 11 (61.11%) JavaScript
2 11 (61.11%) MVC
3 8 (44.44%) C#
4 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET
4 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (33.33%) HTML
6 5 (27.78%) .NET Framework
6 5 (27.78%) jQuery
6 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (22.22%) CSS
7 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 3 (16.67%) Java
8 3 (16.67%) PHP
8 3 (16.67%) SOAP
8 3 (16.67%) XML
8 3 (16.67%) NHS
8 3 (16.67%) Docker
8 3 (16.67%) Microservices
9 2 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
9 2 (11.11%) DevOps
9 2 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (11.11%) JSON
9 2 (11.11%) Entity Framework
9 2 (11.11%) REST
9 2 (11.11%) Laravel

Software 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 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (5.56%) NuGet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (5.56%) Big Data
2 1 (5.56%) Cosmos DB
2 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.56%) Redis
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.56%) gulp
2 1 (5.56%) MSTest
2 1 (5.56%) NUnit
2 1 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (5.56%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (66.67%) .NET
2 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET
3 6 (33.33%) HTML
4 5 (27.78%) .NET Framework
4 5 (27.78%) jQuery
5 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (22.22%) CSS
6 3 (16.67%) SOAP
6 3 (16.67%) XML
7 2 (11.11%) .NET Core
7 2 (11.11%) Entity Framework
7 2 (11.11%) JSON
7 2 (11.11%) Laravel
7 2 (11.11%) LINQ
7 2 (11.11%) REST
7 2 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (11.11%) Vue.js
7 2 (11.11%) Web Services
8 1 (5.56%) Dropwizard
8 1 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) NHS
2 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) MVC
2 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) Microservices
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps
4 2 (11.11%) OOP
4 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.11%) SOLID
4 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Web Development
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.56%) SDLC
5 1 (5.56%) Secure Coding
5 1 (5.56%) Service Management
5 1 (5.56%) Sprint Planning
5 1 (5.56%) Sprint Retrospective
5 1 (5.56%) Sprint Review
5 1 (5.56%) TDD
5 1 (5.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) JavaScript
1 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 8 (44.44%) C#
3 3 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) PHP
4 2 (11.11%) Python
4 2 (11.11%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.56%) Scala
5 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Docker Swarm
1 1 (5.56%) Kibana
1 1 (5.56%) Kubernetes
1 1 (5.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Google
1 2 (11.11%) HP
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle