The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 26 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.

Software Developer
UK / Wales
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 41 63
Rank change year-on-year -10 +22  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 9 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.45% 2.72% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 2.81% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 10
Median daily rate £400 £275 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £159 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £320 £326
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +10.71% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year -5.52% +4.48%  

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 598 534 825
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.45% 96.91% 96.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 348 561
Median daily rate £363 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 34 38
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 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 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 -13 8 £400 +45.45% 4
North Wales - 1 - - 1
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 8 (88.89%) C#
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) .NET Framework
2 7 (77.78%) Entity Framework
3 6 (66.67%) Relational Database
3 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (66.67%) WCF
3 6 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 6 (66.67%) LINQ
3 6 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (66.67%) OOP
3 6 (66.67%) Oracle
3 6 (66.67%) Visual Studio
3 6 (66.67%) RDBMS
4 5 (55.56%) Scrum
4 5 (55.56%) WinForms
4 5 (55.56%) PL/SQL
4 5 (55.56%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (55.56%) Oracle9i Database
4 5 (55.56%) UML
4 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (55.56%) Code First Entity Framework
4 5 (55.56%) MSBuild
4 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database
5 4 (44.44%) MVVM
5 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
5 4 (44.44%) Informatics
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft

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 (11.11%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) RDBMS
1 6 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 1 (11.11%) Ingres
4 1 (11.11%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 5 (55.56%) MSBuild
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (11.11%) Back Office
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) .NET
1 7 (77.78%) .NET Framework
1 7 (77.78%) Entity Framework
2 6 (66.67%) LINQ
2 6 (66.67%) WCF
3 5 (55.56%) Code First Entity Framework
3 5 (55.56%) WinForms
4 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
4 2 (22.22%) Web Services
5 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (11.11%) jQuery
5 1 (11.11%) ODBC
5 1 (11.11%) Qt
5 1 (11.11%) Silverlight
5 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) NHS
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Handset
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (66.67%) OOP
1 6 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
2 5 (55.56%) UML
3 4 (44.44%) Informatics
3 4 (44.44%) MVVM
3 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
6 1 (11.11%) Android Development
6 1 (11.11%) Coaching
6 1 (11.11%) Data Management
6 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Health Informatics
6 1 (11.11%) High Availability
6 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
6 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (11.11%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) C#
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (11.11%) ActionScript
4 1 (11.11%) ActionScript 2.0
4 1 (11.11%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft