The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cardiff region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 40 27 30
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 4 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.05% 2.52% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 2.70% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £304 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.45% +8.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -11.76%
Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
372 222 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.89% 93.28% 96.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 143 123
Average daily rate £350 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.87 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.94% -0.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Senior Developer
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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
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 22 July 2014, 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 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) Ant
2 3 (50.00%) SOAP
2 3 (50.00%) Struts
2 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) MVC
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Spring
2 3 (50.00%) Maven
2 3 (50.00%) Java EE
2 3 (50.00%) Apache Ivy
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) UML
3 2 (33.33%) Workflow
3 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (16.67%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) J2EE
4 1 (16.67%) JUnit
4 1 (16.67%) CSS
4 1 (16.67%) UNIX
4 1 (16.67%) RAD
4 1 (16.67%) RUP
4 1 (16.67%) DSDM
4 1 (16.67%) XHTML
4 1 (16.67%) JMS
4 1 (16.67%) MUMPS

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Ant
1 3 (50.00%) Maven
1 3 (50.00%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (16.67%) JUnit
2 1 (16.67%) Xcode
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) SOAP
1 3 (50.00%) Struts
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
1 3 (50.00%) Spring
1 3 (50.00%) Java EE
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) J2EE
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) Spring Web Flow
3 1 (16.67%) JPA
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (16.67%) iOS SDK
3 1 (16.67%) Cocoa Touch
3 1 (16.67%) XHTML
3 1 (16.67%) JMS
3 1 (16.67%) Middleware
3 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
3 1 (16.67%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
1 1 (16.67%) iPhone
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX
2 1 (16.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) MVC
3 2 (33.33%) Workflow
3 2 (33.33%) UML
4 1 (16.67%) RAD
4 1 (16.67%) RUP
4 1 (16.67%) DSDM
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) Unified Process
4 1 (16.67%) Web Design
4 1 (16.67%) BPEL
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
4 1 (16.67%) Refactoring
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (16.67%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) MUMPS
3 1 (16.67%) Objective-C
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) HL7