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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 46 43 37
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 10 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.25% 1.59% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.29% 1.64% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -19.35%
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
437 366 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 98.20% 97.08% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 281 184
Average daily rate £343 £349 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.79% +5.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 11
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +26.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £106.90 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 14 (77.78%) .NET
2 13 (72.22%) SQL
2 13 (72.22%) C#
2 13 (72.22%) NHS
3 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
4 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (55.56%) WCF
5 9 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 9 (50.00%) SOAP
5 9 (50.00%) Web Services
5 9 (50.00%) XML
6 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
6 8 (44.44%) Scrum
7 6 (33.33%) Windows
7 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 5 (27.78%) HTTP
8 5 (27.78%) Oracle
8 5 (27.78%) Oracle9i Database
8 5 (27.78%) CSS
8 5 (27.78%) OOP
8 5 (27.78%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (27.78%) RDBMS
8 5 (27.78%) HTML
8 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
8 5 (27.78%) PL/SQL
8 5 (27.78%) TDD
8 5 (27.78%) MVC
8 5 (27.78%) .NET Framework
8 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 5 (27.78%) Oracle9i Database
2 5 (27.78%) RDBMS
2 5 (27.78%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (27.78%) Oracle Database
2 5 (27.78%) Relational Database
3 3 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.56%) MySQL
4 1 (5.56%) SAP BW
4 1 (5.56%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (16.67%) MSBuild
2 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) Mockito
3 1 (5.56%) Hudson
3 1 (5.56%) Subversion
3 1 (5.56%) Ant
3 1 (5.56%) JUnit
General
1 5 (27.78%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) .NET
2 10 (55.56%) WCF
3 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 9 (50.00%) SOAP
3 9 (50.00%) Web Services
3 9 (50.00%) XML
4 5 (27.78%) CSS
4 5 (27.78%) LINQ
4 5 (27.78%) .NET Framework
4 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (27.78%) Entity Framework
4 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 5 (27.78%) HTML
5 4 (22.22%) WinForms
6 3 (16.67%) RESTful
6 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (11.11%) WPF
8 1 (5.56%) Spring
8 1 (5.56%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (72.22%) NHS
2 1 (5.56%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Scrum
4 5 (27.78%) TDD
4 5 (27.78%) OOP
4 5 (27.78%) MVC
5 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Information Security
6 3 (16.67%) MVVM
6 3 (16.67%) UML
7 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.56%) Coaching
7 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) C#
1 13 (72.22%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
2 5 (27.78%) PL/SQL
3 3 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) HL7
2 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) Docker
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) InterSystems