Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 24 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.

Software Developer
UK > Wales
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 91 107
Rank change year-on-year +17 +16 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 17 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.43% 0.84% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 0.87% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 12
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +29.03% -11.43%
10th Percentile £169 £375 £155
90th Percentile £449 £505 £338
UK median daily rate £425 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +9.68% +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £18.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £41.15 £41.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year -0.84% +9.21% +1.33%

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 1148 1386 1589
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.80% 97.47% 96.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 932 1130
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £167 £193 £210
90th Percentile £550 £556 £476
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 92 81
Wales median hourly rate £15.24 £13.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.02% -5.36% -
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.33 £9.25
90th Percentile £45.25 £62.38 £30.25
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%

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 November 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 6 months to 24 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 +15 10 £375 -11.76% 3
West Wales +8 6 £425 +9.68%
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 8 (47.06%) Relational Database
3 7 (41.18%) Java
4 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 6 (35.29%) .NET
4 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
4 6 (35.29%) Web Services
4 6 (35.29%) NHS
5 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
5 5 (29.41%) Dropwizard
5 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (29.41%) Open Source
6 4 (23.53%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (23.53%) MongoDB
6 4 (23.53%) Domain-Driven Design
6 4 (23.53%) Google Analytics
6 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (23.53%) Event Store
6 4 (23.53%) Software Delivery
6 4 (23.53%) REST
6 4 (23.53%) Analytics
6 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
6 4 (23.53%) Play Framework
6 4 (23.53%) Ansible
6 4 (23.53%) MVC
6 4 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (23.53%) TOGAF
6 4 (23.53%) Google
6 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Architecture

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 (5.88%) GlassFish
1 1 (5.88%) JBoss
1 1 (5.88%) OpenROAD
1 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (23.53%) Google Analytics
3 1 (5.88%) PaaS
3 1 (5.88%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) Relational Database
2 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
3 4 (23.53%) Event Store
3 4 (23.53%) MongoDB
3 4 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (23.53%) RDBMS
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (5.88%) Ingres
6 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
2 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
3 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 2 (11.76%) MSBuild
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
4 1 (5.88%) Eclipse RCP
4 1 (5.88%) MSTest
4 1 (5.88%) NUnit
General
1 1 (5.88%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
1 6 (35.29%) Web Services
2 5 (29.41%) Dropwizard
3 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
3 4 (23.53%) Play Framework
3 4 (23.53%) REST
4 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
4 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (17.65%) Entity Framework
4 3 (17.65%) LINQ
5 2 (11.76%) Code First Entity Framework
5 2 (11.76%) RESTful
5 2 (11.76%) WCF
5 2 (11.76%) WinForms
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (5.88%) D3.js
6 1 (5.88%) EJB
6 1 (5.88%) jQuery
6 1 (5.88%) Node.js
6 1 (5.88%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) AIX
2 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Open Source
3 4 (23.53%) Analytics
3 4 (23.53%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (23.53%) Collaborative Working
3 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (23.53%) Domain-Driven Design
3 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (23.53%) MVC
3 4 (23.53%) Software Delivery
3 4 (23.53%) TOGAF
4 3 (17.65%) OOP
4 3 (17.65%) Re-Platforming
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Use Case
4 3 (17.65%) Wireframes
5 2 (11.76%) MVVM
5 2 (11.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) Java
3 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 4 (23.53%) C#
4 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
5 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.88%) C
6 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) HND
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.88%) HL7
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Google
3 2 (11.76%) HP
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) RedGate