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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Developer
Rank 41 51 27
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 5 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.44% 0.25% 2.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 0.25% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Average daily rate
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£313 - £304
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 - £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £384 £304
% change year-on-year
-15.96% +26.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
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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
337 396 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.12% 97.54% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 283 120
Average daily rate £350 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £202 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.60% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.73 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £30.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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 30 June 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 7 (87.50%) NHS
1 7 (87.50%) C#
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle
4 4 (50.00%) OOP
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle9i Database
4 4 (50.00%) RDBMS
4 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
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%) Security Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) Entity Framework
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (37.50%) Scrum
5 3 (37.50%) WinForms
5 3 (37.50%) XML
5 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
5 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (12.50%) InterBase
3 1 (12.50%) Firebird
3 1 (12.50%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) MSBuild
General
1 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
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%) XML
3 3 (37.50%) WinForms
3 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
4 2 (25.00%) SOAP
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) WPF
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (25.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
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%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) UML
3 2 (25.00%) Information Security
3 2 (25.00%) MVVM
3 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (25.00%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (12.50%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) Business Objects
4 1 (12.50%) InterSystems