The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 33 39 30
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 5 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.00% 1.52% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 1.61% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
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£315 £423 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.44% +30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Senior 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
239 310 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 95.60% 94.51% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 212 97
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 12
Average hourly rate £16.38 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £164.50 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title.

1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) NHS
2 4 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) OOP
3 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
3 3 (37.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 3 (37.50%) WCF
3 3 (37.50%) LINQ
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
3 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
3 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) MVVM
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) MSBuild

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle9i Database
2 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
3 2 (25.00%) InterBase
3 2 (25.00%) Firebird
4 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
1 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) MSBuild
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
2 3 (37.50%) WCF
2 3 (37.50%) LINQ
2 3 (37.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (25.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) NHS
2 2 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 3 (37.50%) OOP
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
3 2 (25.00%) MVVM
3 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (25.00%) Coaching
3 2 (25.00%) UML
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Video Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Delphi
3 2 (25.00%) Perl
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby
4 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle