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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 32 25 47
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 14 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.68% 6.21% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.86% 6.38% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 2
Median daily rate £275 £299 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.94% -17.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £262 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £19.63 £18.90 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.83% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.25 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.08%
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
288 282 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 96.32% 97.24% 96.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 223 269
Median daily rate £363 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 7
Median hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -24.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £17.50 £29.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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
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 29 May 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (56.67%) Windows
3 16 (53.33%) .NET
4 15 (50.00%) C#
5 14 (46.67%) OOP
5 14 (46.67%) Unit Testing
6 13 (43.33%) Moodle
6 13 (43.33%) Entity Framework
6 13 (43.33%) Apache
6 13 (43.33%) PHP
6 13 (43.33%) MySQL
6 13 (43.33%) .NET Framework
7 12 (40.00%) NHS
8 11 (36.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (33.33%) SQL
9 10 (33.33%) ITIL
9 10 (33.33%) e-Learning
10 9 (30.00%) Back Office
10 9 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET
10 9 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (30.00%) Change Control
11 8 (26.67%) OO
11 8 (26.67%) MVC
12 7 (23.33%) WinForms
12 7 (23.33%) Oracle Forms
12 7 (23.33%) RDBMS
12 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
12 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
12 7 (23.33%) Oracle

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 (43.33%) Apache
1 13 (43.33%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (43.33%) MySQL
3 11 (36.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (23.33%) Oracle Database
4 7 (23.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (23.33%) RDBMS
4 7 (23.33%) Relational Database
5 6 (20.00%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
6 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Oracle Forms
1 7 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.67%) MSBuild
4 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.33%) Selenium
General
1 9 (30.00%) Back Office
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (53.33%) .NET
2 13 (43.33%) .NET Framework
2 13 (43.33%) Entity Framework
3 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET
4 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (23.33%) LINQ
4 7 (23.33%) WinForms
5 3 (10.00%) WCF
6 2 (6.67%) AutoMapper
6 2 (6.67%) Castle Windsor
6 2 (6.67%) RESTful
6 2 (6.67%) WPF
7 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (3.33%) Code First Entity Framework
7 1 (3.33%) Mojolicious
7 1 (3.33%) SOAP
7 1 (3.33%) Web Services
7 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) NHS
2 10 (33.33%) e-Learning
3 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.67%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 17 (56.67%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) OOP
1 14 (46.67%) Unit Testing
2 10 (33.33%) ITIL
3 9 (30.00%) Change Control
3 9 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
3 9 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (26.67%) MVC
4 8 (26.67%) OO
5 6 (20.00%) Project Management
6 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (10.00%) Scrum
8 2 (6.67%) MVVM
8 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
8 2 (6.67%) TDD
8 2 (6.67%) UML
9 1 (3.33%) DevOps
9 1 (3.33%) Information Security
9 1 (3.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) C#
2 13 (43.33%) PHP
3 10 (33.33%) SQL
4 7 (23.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.33%) Java
5 1 (3.33%) Perl
5 1 (3.33%) Scala
5 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.33%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
1 7 (23.33%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) HP