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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 35 32 29
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 10 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.56% 2.74% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.66% 2.92% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £308 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -1.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.38% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
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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
376 274 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 96.41% 93.84% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 182 126
Average daily rate £338 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 9
Average hourly rate £12.00 £18.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.75 £12.50 £10.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.30 £19.17 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 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 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (78.57%) HTML
3 10 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 10 (71.43%) CSS
3 10 (71.43%) MVC
4 8 (57.14%) HTML5
5 7 (50.00%) jQuery
5 7 (50.00%) PHP
5 7 (50.00%) OO
6 6 (42.86%) Python
6 6 (42.86%) Ruby
6 6 (42.86%) Ajax
7 5 (35.71%) CSS3
8 4 (28.57%) TDD
8 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
8 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
8 4 (28.57%) Scala
8 4 (28.57%) Scrum
8 4 (28.57%) Web Services
9 3 (21.43%) OOP
9 3 (21.43%) Finance
9 3 (21.43%) Web Design
9 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
9 3 (21.43%) Android
9 3 (21.43%) BDD
9 3 (21.43%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (21.43%) QUnit
9 3 (21.43%) Jasmine
9 3 (21.43%) Sass
9 3 (21.43%) Sinon.JS

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) InterSystems Cache
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 3 (21.43%) QUnit
2 3 (21.43%) Jasmine
2 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 3 (21.43%) Sinon.JS
3 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 2 (14.29%) Trac
3 2 (14.29%) Hudson
3 2 (14.29%) JIRA
3 2 (14.29%) Subversion
4 1 (7.14%) Maven
4 1 (7.14%) Ant
4 1 (7.14%) JUnit
4 1 (7.14%) Xcode
4 1 (7.14%) Selenium
4 1 (7.14%) Grunt
4 1 (7.14%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (7.14%) PhantomJS
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 2 (14.29%) Electronics
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) HTML
2 10 (71.43%) CSS
3 8 (57.14%) HTML5
4 7 (50.00%) jQuery
5 6 (42.86%) Ajax
6 5 (35.71%) CSS3
7 4 (28.57%) Web Services
8 3 (21.43%) Sass
9 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
9 2 (14.29%) RESTful
9 2 (14.29%) XML
10 1 (7.14%) XHTML
10 1 (7.14%) JMS
10 1 (7.14%) XML Schema
10 1 (7.14%) Middleware
10 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
10 1 (7.14%) Cocoa
10 1 (7.14%) Spring
10 1 (7.14%) Java EE
10 1 (7.14%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) W3C
1 2 (14.29%) DTV
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.14%) iPhone
2 1 (7.14%) Digital Media
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 3 (21.43%) Android
3 2 (14.29%) UNIX
4 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) MVC
3 7 (50.00%) OO
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) TDD
5 3 (21.43%) Web Design
5 3 (21.43%) OOP
5 3 (21.43%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (21.43%) BDD
6 2 (14.29%) Analytics
6 2 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (14.29%) UML
6 2 (14.29%) SOA
6 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
7 1 (7.14%) Unified Process
7 1 (7.14%) BPEL
7 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 7 (50.00%) PHP
3 6 (42.86%) Python
3 6 (42.86%) Ruby
4 4 (28.57%) Scala
5 2 (14.29%) Java
6 1 (7.14%) C++
6 1 (7.14%) Perl
6 1 (7.14%) MUMPS
6 1 (7.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) HL7
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
1 2 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Zend