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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 30 22 46
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 27 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 7.40% 5.58% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.50% 5.77% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 2
Average daily rate £275 £298 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.56% -17.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £260 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £325 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £19.63 £18.90 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.83% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +6.06%
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
360 260 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 98.63% 96.65% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 199 244
Average daily rate £375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 10
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -28.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 21 (65.63%) SQL Server
2 17 (53.13%) Windows
3 16 (50.00%) .NET
4 15 (46.88%) C#
5 14 (43.75%) OOP
5 14 (43.75%) Unit Testing
6 13 (40.63%) .NET Framework
6 13 (40.63%) Moodle
6 13 (40.63%) Entity Framework
6 13 (40.63%) Apache
6 13 (40.63%) PHP
6 13 (40.63%) MySQL
7 12 (37.50%) NHS
8 11 (34.38%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (31.25%) e-Learning
9 10 (31.25%) SQL
9 10 (31.25%) ITIL
10 9 (28.13%) OO
10 9 (28.13%) ASP.NET
10 9 (28.13%) Back Office
10 9 (28.13%) MVC
10 9 (28.13%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (28.13%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (28.13%) Change Control
11 7 (21.88%) Oracle Database
11 7 (21.88%) Relational Database
11 7 (21.88%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (21.88%) LINQ
11 7 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET MVC

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 13 (40.63%) Apache
1 13 (40.63%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (65.63%) SQL Server
2 13 (40.63%) MySQL
3 11 (34.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (21.88%) Oracle Database
4 7 (21.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (21.88%) RDBMS
4 7 (21.88%) Relational Database
5 6 (18.75%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
7 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
7 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Oracle Forms
1 7 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (15.63%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.25%) MSBuild
4 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.13%) Selenium
General
1 9 (28.13%) Back Office
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (50.00%) .NET
2 13 (40.63%) .NET Framework
2 13 (40.63%) Entity Framework
3 9 (28.13%) ASP.NET
4 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (21.88%) LINQ
4 7 (21.88%) WinForms
5 3 (9.38%) RESTful
5 3 (9.38%) WCF
6 2 (6.25%) AutoMapper
6 2 (6.25%) Castle Windsor
6 2 (6.25%) CSS
6 2 (6.25%) HTML
6 2 (6.25%) jQuery
6 2 (6.25%) WPF
6 2 (6.25%) XML
7 1 (3.13%) Ajax
7 1 (3.13%) SOAP
7 1 (3.13%) Web Services
7 1 (3.13%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) NHS
2 10 (31.25%) e-Learning
3 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.25%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 17 (53.13%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) OOP
1 14 (43.75%) Unit Testing
2 10 (31.25%) ITIL
3 9 (28.13%) Change Control
3 9 (28.13%) MVC
3 9 (28.13%) OO
3 9 (28.13%) Penetration Testing
3 9 (28.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (18.75%) Project Management
5 4 (12.50%) TDD
6 3 (9.38%) Scrum
7 2 (6.25%) MVVM
7 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.25%) UML
8 1 (3.13%) DevOps
8 1 (3.13%) Information Security
8 1 (3.13%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) C#
2 13 (40.63%) PHP
3 10 (31.25%) SQL
4 7 (21.88%) PL/SQL
5 2 (6.25%) Java
5 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.25%) Perl
5 2 (6.25%) Scala
6 1 (3.13%) Go
6 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.13%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
1 7 (21.88%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) HP