The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cardiff region that had Senior Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Developer
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 25 46 39
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 10 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.55% 2.31% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.79% 2.40% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 5
Median daily rate £400 £323 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.03% -7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £273 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £332 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £37.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-55.40% -17.77%

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
264 375 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 93.62% 96.15% 99.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 287 244
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 18
Median hourly rate £13.70 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.38% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £131.40 £24.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cardiff region that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

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 16 January 2017.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, Senior 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 Cardiff region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Java
3 7 (46.67%) .NET
3 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET
4 6 (40.00%) Relational Database
5 5 (33.33%) Big Data
5 5 (33.33%) jQuery
5 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 5 (33.33%) TDD
5 5 (33.33%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (26.67%) MVC
6 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
7 3 (20.00%) Coaching
7 3 (20.00%) Mobile First
7 3 (20.00%) Unity DI Container
7 3 (20.00%) Entity Framework
7 3 (20.00%) MSBuild
7 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (20.00%) Scala
7 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (20.00%) MSTest
7 3 (20.00%) Scrum
7 3 (20.00%) NUnit
7 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (6.67%) CMS
3 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (6.67%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Extranet
1 1 (6.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (33.33%) Big Data
3 3 (20.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MSBuild
1 3 (20.00%) MSTest
1 3 (20.00%) NUnit
1 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (13.33%) Grunt
2 2 (13.33%) gulp
3 1 (6.67%) Ant
3 1 (6.67%) Hudson
3 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) Maven
General
1 2 (13.33%) Publishing
2 1 (6.67%) Advertising
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
1 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET
2 5 (33.33%) jQuery
3 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (20.00%) Ajax
3 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (20.00%) CSS
3 3 (20.00%) Entity Framework
3 3 (20.00%) HTML
3 3 (20.00%) Unity DI Container
3 3 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
4 2 (13.33%) Hibernate
4 2 (13.33%) HTML5
4 2 (13.33%) J2EE
4 2 (13.33%) REST
4 2 (13.33%) Sass
4 2 (13.33%) Spring
4 2 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (6.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (13.33%) User Experience
2 2 (13.33%) W3C
3 1 (6.67%) Fintech
3 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) TDD
2 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
3 4 (26.67%) MVC
4 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Coaching
4 3 (20.00%) Mobile First
4 3 (20.00%) OOP
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) Web Development
5 2 (13.33%) Software Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.67%) CRM
6 1 (6.67%) Data Flow Diagram
6 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
6 1 (6.67%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (20.00%) C#
4 3 (20.00%) Scala
5 2 (13.33%) TypeScript
5 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Sitecore
3 1 (6.67%) VMware