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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Developer
Rank 46 46 33
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 2 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.51% 0.27% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.28% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate
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£320 - £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £316
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
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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
383 360 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 96.96% 97.56% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 268 148
Average daily rate £350 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 9
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.25 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.03% +9.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.15 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) NHS
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (50.00%) WCF
4 4 (50.00%) LINQ
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Entity Framework
4 4 (50.00%) RDBMS
4 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (50.00%) OOP
4 4 (50.00%) XML
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle9i Database
4 4 (50.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (37.50%) SOAP
5 3 (37.50%) Web Services
5 3 (37.50%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (37.50%) WinForms

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 4 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (37.50%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (12.50%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) MSBuild
2 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (50.00%) XML
2 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (50.00%) WCF
2 4 (50.00%) LINQ
2 4 (50.00%) Entity Framework
3 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (37.50%) RESTful
3 3 (37.50%) WinForms
3 3 (37.50%) SOAP
3 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) OOP
1 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Information Security
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) MVVM
3 2 (25.00%) UML
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) InterSystems