The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 51 44 21
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 3 1 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.72% 0.27% 6.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.27% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 18
Average daily rate
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£200 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £350 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £350 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
Software Developer
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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
410 367 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 98.09% 97.35% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 283 185
Average daily rate £350 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 10
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 £12.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £132.30 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region that cited 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 20 (95.24%) C#
2 17 (80.95%) .NET
3 16 (76.19%) SQL
3 16 (76.19%) NHS
4 13 (61.90%) XML
5 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
5 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
6 10 (47.62%) Windows
6 10 (47.62%) ASP.NET
6 10 (47.62%) WCF
7 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (42.86%) SOAP
7 9 (42.86%) Web Services
7 9 (42.86%) T-SQL
8 8 (38.10%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (38.10%) Unit Testing
9 7 (33.33%) LINQ
9 7 (33.33%) Entity Framework
9 7 (33.33%) .NET Framework
9 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
10 6 (28.57%) PL/SQL
10 6 (28.57%) Oracle9i Database
10 6 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (28.57%) Oracle
10 6 (28.57%) OOP
10 6 (28.57%) Automated Testing
10 6 (28.57%) RESTful
10 6 (28.57%) Oracle Database
10 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
10 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region that cited 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (38.10%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (28.57%) Oracle9i Database
3 6 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (28.57%) Oracle Database
4 5 (23.81%) Relational Database
4 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (23.81%) RDBMS
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (9.52%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (9.52%) MSBuild
General
1 4 (19.05%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (80.95%) .NET
2 13 (61.90%) XML
3 10 (47.62%) ASP.NET
3 10 (47.62%) WCF
4 9 (42.86%) SOAP
4 9 (42.86%) Web Services
5 7 (33.33%) .NET Framework
5 7 (33.33%) LINQ
5 7 (33.33%) Entity Framework
6 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (28.57%) RESTful
7 5 (23.81%) WinForms
8 3 (14.29%) WPF
9 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (9.52%) HTML
9 2 (9.52%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (76.19%) NHS
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Unit Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 6 (28.57%) OOP
4 4 (19.05%) Scrum
4 4 (19.05%) Information Security
5 3 (14.29%) ETL
5 3 (14.29%) UML
6 2 (9.52%) MVC
6 2 (9.52%) Migration
6 2 (9.52%) TDD
6 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
6 2 (9.52%) MVVM
7 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.76%) Coaching
7 1 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (4.76%) Web Development
7 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) C#
2 16 (76.19%) SQL
3 9 (42.86%) T-SQL
4 6 (28.57%) PL/SQL
5 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) InterSystems