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 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 35 34 31
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 7 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.90% 0.71% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 0.74% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£300 £293 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +39.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-48.38% -8.82%
Senior Developer
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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
359 270 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.29% 95.41% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 186 102
Average daily rate £325 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.87 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.17% -38.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £132.30 £18.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 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 8 (72.73%) MVC
2 7 (63.64%) HTML
3 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 6 (54.55%) CSS
4 5 (45.45%) Web Services
4 5 (45.45%) Scrum
4 5 (45.45%) HTML5
5 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
5 4 (36.36%) Scala
5 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
5 4 (36.36%) CSS3
5 4 (36.36%) Ruby
5 4 (36.36%) jQuery
5 4 (36.36%) OO
5 4 (36.36%) PHP
5 4 (36.36%) Java
5 4 (36.36%) Python
6 3 (27.27%) Ant
6 3 (27.27%) SOAP
6 3 (27.27%) Struts
6 3 (27.27%) Android
6 3 (27.27%) Ajax
6 3 (27.27%) Java EE
6 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (27.27%) Spring
6 3 (27.27%) Maven
6 3 (27.27%) Banking
6 3 (27.27%) Finance
6 3 (27.27%) Apache Ivy
6 3 (27.27%) Sinon.JS

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
2 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 3 (27.27%) Ant
2 3 (27.27%) Maven
2 3 (27.27%) QUnit
2 3 (27.27%) Jasmine
2 3 (27.27%) Apache Ivy
2 3 (27.27%) Sinon.JS
3 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 2 (18.18%) Trac
3 2 (18.18%) JIRA
3 2 (18.18%) Subversion
3 2 (18.18%) Hudson
4 1 (9.09%) Selenium
4 1 (9.09%) JUnit
4 1 (9.09%) Xcode
4 1 (9.09%) Grunt
4 1 (9.09%) PhantomJS
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
1 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) HTML
2 6 (54.55%) CSS
3 5 (45.45%) Web Services
3 5 (45.45%) HTML5
4 4 (36.36%) jQuery
4 4 (36.36%) CSS3
5 3 (27.27%) Sass
5 3 (27.27%) SOAP
5 3 (27.27%) Struts
5 3 (27.27%) Spring
5 3 (27.27%) Ajax
5 3 (27.27%) Java EE
6 2 (18.18%) Gherkin
6 2 (18.18%) RESTful
7 1 (9.09%) Cocoa Touch
7 1 (9.09%) JPA
7 1 (9.09%) iOS SDK
7 1 (9.09%) Spring Web Flow
7 1 (9.09%) J2EE
7 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) W3C
2 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
2 1 (9.09%) iPhone
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
2 3 (27.27%) Android
3 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) MVC
2 5 (45.45%) Scrum
3 4 (36.36%) OO
4 3 (27.27%) OOP
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) BDD
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) Workflow
5 2 (18.18%) UML
5 2 (18.18%) SOA
6 1 (9.09%) Mobile Commerce
6 1 (9.09%) RAD
6 1 (9.09%) RUP
6 1 (9.09%) DSDM
6 1 (9.09%) Unified Process
6 1 (9.09%) Web Design
6 1 (9.09%) BPEL
6 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
2 4 (36.36%) PHP
2 4 (36.36%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) Python
2 4 (36.36%) Ruby
2 4 (36.36%) Scala
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) MUMPS
4 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) HL7