The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 140 85 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 33.49% 28.72% 21.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 34.31% 29.21% 22.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 69 43
Average daily rate £355 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £275 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £492 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £90.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.18 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+13.71% +6.59%
Developer
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
408 291 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.61% 98.31% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 221 169
Average daily rate £338 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% -5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £14.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £22.50 £164.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Developer in the job title across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Developer across the Cardiff region.

Developer Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title.

1 171 (58.16%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (53.40%) SQL
3 111 (37.76%) TDD
4 110 (37.41%) JavaScript
5 102 (34.69%) OO
6 101 (34.35%) HTML
7 96 (32.65%) Java
8 95 (32.31%) CSS
9 94 (31.97%) SQL Server
10 91 (30.95%) Scrum
11 89 (30.27%) jQuery
12 87 (29.59%) MVC
13 84 (28.57%) .NET
14 79 (26.87%) C#
15 78 (26.53%) XML
16 72 (24.49%) Software Engineering
17 66 (22.45%) Web Services
17 66 (22.45%) ASP.NET
18 57 (19.39%) Unit Testing
18 57 (19.39%) OOP
18 57 (19.39%) Microsoft
19 52 (17.69%) RESTful
20 51 (17.35%) ASP.NET MVC
21 49 (16.67%) Selenium
22 48 (16.33%) Ajax
22 48 (16.33%) Perl
22 48 (16.33%) Cucumber
22 48 (16.33%) MongoDB
23 45 (15.31%) Unix
23 45 (15.31%) Continuous Integration

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (8.16%) IIS
2 18 (6.12%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (6.12%) Tomcat
3 11 (3.74%) Apache
4 9 (3.06%) Confluence
5 8 (2.72%) JBoss
6 7 (2.38%) Node.js
7 6 (2.04%) FileNet
7 6 (2.04%) LiveCycle
7 6 (2.04%) WebSphere
7 6 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.36%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.34%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.34%) CMS
10 1 (0.34%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.34%) Drupal
10 1 (0.34%) Mule
10 1 (0.34%) SAS
10 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (2.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Primavera
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.34%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.36%) GitHub
1 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.16%) HTTP
2 12 (4.08%) LDAP
3 6 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (31.97%) SQL Server
2 48 (16.33%) MongoDB
3 41 (13.95%) NoSQL
4 36 (12.24%) SQL Server 2014
5 30 (10.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (9.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (8.84%) Redis
8 21 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 21 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (5.44%) Relational Database
10 11 (3.74%) Oracle Database
10 11 (3.74%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (3.74%) RDBMS
11 9 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (3.06%) MS Access
12 8 (2.72%) MySQL
13 7 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (2.04%) Oracle9i Database
15 5 (1.70%) Neo4j
16 3 (1.02%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 49 (16.67%) Selenium
2 48 (16.33%) Cucumber
3 41 (13.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 38 (12.93%) Git (software)
5 35 (11.90%) Subversion
6 24 (8.16%) Jenkins
7 21 (7.14%) Hudson
8 20 (6.80%) JIRA
9 16 (5.44%) Visual Studio
10 13 (4.42%) Jasmine
10 13 (4.42%) QUnit
10 13 (4.42%) Sinon.JS
11 10 (3.40%) Maven
12 9 (3.06%) Spock
13 8 (2.72%) Trac
14 6 (2.04%) Ant
14 6 (2.04%) DbUnit
14 6 (2.04%) Eclipse
14 6 (2.04%) JUnit
14 6 (2.04%) TeamCity
General
1 37 (12.59%) Finance
2 29 (9.86%) Legal
3 20 (6.80%) Back Office
4 13 (4.42%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.02%) Advertising
5 3 (1.02%) Banking
5 3 (1.02%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.34%) Marketing
6 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (34.35%) HTML
2 95 (32.31%) CSS
3 89 (30.27%) jQuery
4 84 (28.57%) .NET
5 78 (26.53%) XML
6 66 (22.45%) ASP.NET
6 66 (22.45%) Web Services
7 52 (17.69%) RESTful
8 51 (17.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 48 (16.33%) Ajax
10 44 (14.97%) SOAP
11 41 (13.95%) .NET Framework
12 37 (12.59%) Entity Framework
13 36 (12.24%) Spring
14 29 (9.86%) Mojolicious
15 28 (9.52%) Hibernate
16 27 (9.18%) Kafka
17 26 (8.84%) WCF
18 25 (8.50%) CSS3
18 25 (8.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.20%) NHS
2 13 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.06%) User Experience
4 7 (2.38%) Inversion of Control
4 7 (2.38%) Replication
4 7 (2.38%) W3C
5 6 (2.04%) AS400
5 6 (2.04%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.70%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.70%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.34%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.34%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.34%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 45 (15.31%) Unix
2 17 (5.78%) Android
3 15 (5.10%) Apple iOS
4 9 (3.06%) Windows
5 5 (1.70%) Linux
6 3 (1.02%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (58.16%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (37.76%) TDD
3 102 (34.69%) OO
4 91 (30.95%) Scrum
5 87 (29.59%) MVC
6 72 (24.49%) Software Engineering
7 57 (19.39%) OOP
7 57 (19.39%) Unit Testing
8 45 (15.31%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (10.20%) BDD
10 21 (7.14%) UML
11 18 (6.12%) Data Modelling
11 18 (6.12%) Software Testing
12 16 (5.44%) ETL
13 15 (5.10%) Regression Testing
14 14 (4.76%) High Availability
14 14 (4.76%) Web Development
15 13 (4.42%) Data Security
15 13 (4.42%) SDLC
16 12 (4.08%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 157 (53.40%) SQL
2 110 (37.41%) JavaScript
3 96 (32.65%) Java
4 79 (26.87%) C#
5 48 (16.33%) Perl
6 33 (11.22%) Scala
6 33 (11.22%) T-SQL
7 32 (10.88%) Go
8 15 (5.10%) XPath
9 14 (4.76%) PHP
10 13 (4.42%) PL/SQL
11 9 (3.06%) Ruby
12 6 (2.04%) Python
12 6 (2.04%) RPG
13 5 (1.70%) ANSI SQL
13 5 (1.70%) C++
14 3 (1.02%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.02%) VC++
15 2 (0.68%) RPG IV
16 1 (0.34%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 32 (10.88%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.42%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.72%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (2.04%) Degree
5 3 (1.02%) BC Cleared
5 3 (1.02%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.34%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.70%) QA
3 2 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.04%) Shibboleth
Vendors
1 57 (19.39%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.76%) Oracle
2 14 (4.76%) Red Gate
3 7 (2.38%) Adobe
3 7 (2.38%) Atlassian
3 7 (2.38%) Informatica
3 7 (2.38%) Teradata
4 6 (2.04%) IBM
4 6 (2.04%) ILOG
4 6 (2.04%) Kofax
4 6 (2.04%) Splunk
5 4 (1.36%) Twitter
6 2 (0.68%) SAP
6 2 (0.68%) Tableau
6 2 (0.68%) Zend
7 1 (0.34%) Macromedia
7 1 (0.34%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.34%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.34%) Telerik
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