The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Software 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 Software 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 Software Developer
Rank 43 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.51% 1.03% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 1.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£333 £304 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.62% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £309 £360
% change year-on-year
+13.36% -14.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.75 -
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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 Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Software Developer in the job title across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Senior Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Software Developer across the Cardiff region.

Senior Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Senior Software 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 Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) RAD
3 1 (33.33%) RUP
3 1 (33.33%) DSDM
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) XHTML
3 1 (33.33%) MUMPS
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) NHS
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) BPEL
3 1 (33.33%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development

Senior Software 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 Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) InterSystems Cache
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) XHTML
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
1 1 (33.33%) Digital Media
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) BPEL
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Video Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) RAD
2 1 (33.33%) RUP
2 1 (33.33%) DSDM
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) MUMPS
1 1 (33.33%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) HL7
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft