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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 38 26 31
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 6 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.83% 2.83% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 3.02% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £269 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.23% -10.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
317 232 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 96.94% 93.93% 92.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 138 142
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% +5.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 15
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.97 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.56% +26.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.17 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014, 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 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (50.00%) Perl
3 5 (50.00%) Python
4 4 (40.00%) OO
4 4 (40.00%) HTML
4 4 (40.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) WCF
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) Web Services
5 3 (30.00%) XML
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (30.00%) CSS
5 3 (30.00%) .NET
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) NHS
6 2 (20.00%) SOAP
6 2 (20.00%) C#
6 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (20.00%) Degree
6 2 (20.00%) TDD
6 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (20.00%) MVC
6 2 (20.00%) Scrum
6 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (10.00%) DevOps

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (10.00%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) HTML
2 3 (30.00%) WCF
2 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 3 (30.00%) XML
2 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (30.00%) CSS
2 3 (30.00%) .NET
3 2 (20.00%) SOAP
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (10.00%) jQuery
4 1 (10.00%) Ajax
4 1 (10.00%) REST
4 1 (10.00%) Middleware
4 1 (10.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) NHS
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (20.00%) TDD
3 2 (20.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
4 1 (10.00%) Unified Process
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) BPEL
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (10.00%) Video Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) UML
4 1 (10.00%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (50.00%) Perl
2 5 (50.00%) Python
3 4 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) C#
5 1 (10.00%) Ruby
5 1 (10.00%) C
5 1 (10.00%) C++
5 1 (10.00%) PHP
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) HL7
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
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