Period
to 24 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £361 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Developer
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 160 232 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 24.46% 35.69% 28.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.60% 36.31% 29.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 174 145
Cardiff median daily rate £361 £375 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.67% +14.50% -18.13%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £206
90th Percentile £500 £513 £438
South Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Cardiff median hourly rate £23.14 £24.50 £10.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +139.02% -66.12%
10th Percentile £21.87 £19.70 £9.00
90th Percentile £24.42 £24.75 £27.05
South Wales median hourly rate £55.00 £24.50 £10.25
% change year-on-year +124.49% +139.02% -62.90%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 625 639 629
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.57% 98.31% 97.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 448 493
Cardiff median daily rate £370 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £175 £208 £185
90th Percentile £525 £488 £450
South Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 24 27
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.25 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.93% -10.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £10.88 £12.40 £9.90
90th Percentile £39.00 £23.53 £20.14
South Wales median hourly rate £21.25 £17.25 £14.13
% change year-on-year +23.19% +22.12% -11.72%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Cardiff

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Cardiff

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Cardiff over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Cardiff

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Cardiff

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 July 2017, 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 Developer in the job title.

1 77 (48.13%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (41.88%) SQL
3 55 (34.38%) HTML
4 54 (33.75%) JavaScript
5 53 (33.13%) CSS
6 43 (26.88%) .NET
7 40 (25.00%) HTML5
8 38 (23.75%) Web Development
9 37 (23.13%) OOP
9 37 (23.13%) CSS3
9 37 (23.13%) AngularJS
10 36 (22.50%) jQuery
11 34 (21.25%) Unit Testing
12 33 (20.63%) Front End Development
13 32 (20.00%) C#
14 31 (19.38%) Microsoft
15 28 (17.50%) .NET Framework
15 28 (17.50%) Relational Database
16 27 (16.88%) Entity Framework
16 27 (16.88%) LINQ
16 27 (16.88%) Java
17 26 (16.25%) RDBMS
18 25 (15.63%) Oracle
18 25 (15.63%) Scrum
18 25 (15.63%) Ajax
19 22 (13.75%) Team Foundation Server
19 22 (13.75%) MVC
19 22 (13.75%) SQL Server
19 22 (13.75%) Visual Studio
19 22 (13.75%) ASP.NET

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 7 (4.38%) Apache
2 5 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (1.88%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.88%) CMS
3 3 (1.88%) Drupal
3 3 (1.88%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.25%) Apache Airflow
4 2 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.25%) Confluence
4 2 (1.25%) SAS
5 1 (0.63%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.63%) IIS
5 1 (0.63%) Liferay
5 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.63%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.63%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.50%) Relational Database
2 26 (16.25%) RDBMS
3 22 (13.75%) SQL Server
4 18 (11.25%) Oracle Database
5 17 (10.63%) Oracle Database 11g
6 16 (10.00%) Oracle9i Database
7 15 (9.38%) MySQL
8 11 (6.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (5.00%) Big Data
11 7 (4.38%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (3.13%) MongoDB
12 5 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (2.50%) NoSQL
13 4 (2.50%) Star Schema
14 3 (1.88%) Hadoop
14 3 (1.88%) HBase
14 3 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 2 (1.25%) Oracle ODI
15 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (13.75%) Team Foundation Server
1 22 (13.75%) Visual Studio
2 15 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 15 (9.38%) Oracle Forms
3 11 (6.88%) MSBuild
4 8 (5.00%) NUnit
5 7 (4.38%) MSTest
6 5 (3.13%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.50%) gulp
8 3 (1.88%) Grunt
9 2 (1.25%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.25%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.25%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.25%) JIRA
9 2 (1.25%) Maven
9 2 (1.25%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.25%) Subversion
9 2 (1.25%) webpack
10 1 (0.63%) Ant
10 1 (0.63%) IntelliJ
General
1 11 (6.88%) Finance
2 6 (3.75%) Banking
3 4 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.25%) Marketing
5 1 (0.63%) Advertising
5 1 (0.63%) Back Office
5 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (34.38%) HTML
2 53 (33.13%) CSS
3 43 (26.88%) .NET
4 40 (25.00%) HTML5
5 37 (23.13%) AngularJS
5 37 (23.13%) CSS3
6 36 (22.50%) jQuery
7 28 (17.50%) .NET Framework
8 27 (16.88%) Entity Framework
8 27 (16.88%) LINQ
9 25 (15.63%) Ajax
10 22 (13.75%) ASP.NET
11 19 (11.88%) WCF
12 18 (11.25%) Spring
13 16 (10.00%) WinForms
14 15 (9.38%) Code First Entity Framework
14 15 (9.38%) Web Services
15 14 (8.75%) RESTful
16 12 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
16 12 (7.50%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.00%) User Experience
2 10 (6.25%) NHS
3 5 (3.13%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.50%) CMDB
5 3 (1.88%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.25%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.25%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.25%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.25%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.25%) Fintech
6 2 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.25%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.25%) W3C
7 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.63%) Handset
7 1 (0.63%) IVR
7 1 (0.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.13%) Windows
2 5 (3.13%) Android
3 4 (2.50%) Linux
4 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (48.13%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (23.75%) Web Development
3 37 (23.13%) OOP
4 34 (21.25%) Unit Testing
5 33 (20.63%) Front End Development
6 25 (15.63%) Scrum
7 22 (13.75%) MVC
8 19 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (11.88%) TDD
9 18 (11.25%) Test Automation
10 17 (10.63%) Microservices
11 13 (8.13%) Test Scripting
12 12 (7.50%) Data Protection
12 12 (7.50%) Informatics
12 12 (7.50%) Responsive Web Design
13 11 (6.88%) UML
14 10 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (6.25%) Mentoring
14 10 (6.25%) RUP
14 10 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 67 (41.88%) SQL
2 54 (33.75%) JavaScript
3 32 (20.00%) C#
4 27 (16.88%) Java
5 18 (11.25%) PHP
6 17 (10.63%) PL/SQL
7 14 (8.75%) Python
8 11 (6.88%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.88%) Scala
10 2 (1.25%) R
10 2 (1.25%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.63%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.63%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (0.63%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (0.63%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.63%) Go
11 1 (0.63%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (7.50%) Degree
2 9 (5.63%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (2.50%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.25%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.25%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.63%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.25%) WCAG
3 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.63%) WAI
System Software
1 17 (10.63%) Docker
2 1 (0.63%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 31 (19.38%) Microsoft
2 25 (15.63%) Oracle
3 12 (7.50%) Adobe
4 11 (6.88%) Zend
5 5 (3.13%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.88%) Cloudera
6 3 (1.88%) HP
6 3 (1.88%) Teradata
7 2 (1.25%) Genesys
7 2 (1.25%) Informatica
7 2 (1.25%) SAP
8 1 (0.63%) Apple
8 1 (0.63%) Perforce
8 1 (0.63%) RedGate
8 1 (0.63%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.63%) Tableau
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Agile Recruitment
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Welsh Government
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Franklin Bates
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago