The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cardiff region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 37 44 46
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 2 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.68% 1.55% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 1.59% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £300 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Software 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
288 377 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.96% 97.67% 98.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 302 286
Median daily rate £350 £343 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 8
Median hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.04% -7.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cardiff region that featured Software Developer in the job title.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 21 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 15 (55.56%) Windows
3 14 (51.85%) .NET
3 14 (51.85%) C#
4 13 (48.15%) PHP
4 13 (48.15%) MySQL
4 13 (48.15%) Apache
4 13 (48.15%) Moodle
5 12 (44.44%) NHS
5 12 (44.44%) OOP
5 12 (44.44%) Unit Testing
6 11 (40.74%) .NET Framework
6 11 (40.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (40.74%) Entity Framework
7 10 (37.04%) e-Learning
7 10 (37.04%) ITIL
8 9 (33.33%) Back Office
8 9 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 9 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (33.33%) Change Control
9 8 (29.63%) MVC
10 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
10 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
10 7 (25.93%) OO
10 7 (25.93%) SQL
10 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
11 6 (22.22%) LDAP

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (48.15%) Apache
1 13 (48.15%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 13 (48.15%) MySQL
3 11 (40.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
4 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (18.52%) RDBMS
4 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
5 4 (14.81%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (33.33%) Back Office
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (51.85%) .NET
2 11 (40.74%) .NET Framework
2 11 (40.74%) Entity Framework
3 9 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (18.52%) LINQ
5 5 (18.52%) WinForms
6 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (3.70%) Code First Entity Framework
6 1 (3.70%) RESTful
6 1 (3.70%) SOAP
6 1 (3.70%) WCF
6 1 (3.70%) Web Services
6 1 (3.70%) WPF
6 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) NHS
2 10 (37.04%) e-Learning
3 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) OOP
1 12 (44.44%) Unit Testing
2 10 (37.04%) ITIL
3 9 (33.33%) Change Control
3 9 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 9 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (29.63%) MVC
5 7 (25.93%) OO
6 6 (22.22%) Project Management
7 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.70%) Information Security
7 1 (3.70%) Scrum
7 1 (3.70%) SDLC
7 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) C#
2 13 (48.15%) PHP
3 7 (25.93%) SQL
4 5 (18.52%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.70%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) HP