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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 45 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 11 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.65% 2.58% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.72% 2.60% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 0
Average daily rate £410 £315 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.15% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -7.48%
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
404 308 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.35% 99.35% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 239 159
Average daily rate £338 £371 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.02% -1.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.13 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.04% -6.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £22.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 February 2016, 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 12 (80.00%) .NET
2 11 (73.33%) C#
2 11 (73.33%) MVC
2 11 (73.33%) Unit Testing
3 10 (66.67%) ASP.NET
4 9 (60.00%) OOP
4 9 (60.00%) OO
4 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (53.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (53.33%) .NET Framework
5 8 (53.33%) Entity Framework
6 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
7 6 (40.00%) LDAP
7 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
7 6 (40.00%) NHS
7 6 (40.00%) Back Office
8 5 (33.33%) TDD
8 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 5 (33.33%) HTML
8 5 (33.33%) SQL
9 4 (26.67%) CSS
9 4 (26.67%) XML
9 4 (26.67%) Scrum
9 4 (26.67%) WCF
10 2 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (13.33%) WinForms
10 2 (13.33%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (13.33%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (13.33%) Windows

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) LDAP
2 2 (13.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MSBuild
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.67%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (6.67%) GoLive
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (40.00%) Back Office
2 2 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) .NET
2 10 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 8 (53.33%) .NET Framework
3 8 (53.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (53.33%) Entity Framework
4 5 (33.33%) HTML
5 4 (26.67%) CSS
5 4 (26.67%) WCF
5 4 (26.67%) XML
6 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (13.33%) AutoMapper
6 2 (13.33%) Castle Windsor
6 2 (13.33%) jQuery
6 2 (13.33%) LINQ
6 2 (13.33%) RESTful
6 2 (13.33%) SOAP
6 2 (13.33%) Web Services
6 2 (13.33%) WinForms
7 1 (6.67%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) NHS
2 2 (13.33%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) MVC
1 11 (73.33%) Unit Testing
2 9 (60.00%) OO
2 9 (60.00%) OOP
3 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) TDD
5 4 (26.67%) Scrum
6 2 (13.33%) MVVM
6 2 (13.33%) UML
7 1 (6.67%) Content Management
7 1 (6.67%) DevOps
7 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 1 (6.67%) Project Management
7 1 (6.67%) SDLC
7 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) C#
2 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) Perl
3 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Scala
4 1 (6.67%) Go
4 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Adobe
3 1 (6.67%) Macromedia
3 1 (6.67%) Telerik
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Reed Technology
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 11 days ago