Period
to 18 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £368 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 146 122 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 23.55% 22.22% 32.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.41% 22.93% 33.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 90 220
Cardiff median daily rate £368 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £192 £203 £225
90th Percentile £475 £531 £416
South Wales median daily rate £375 £425 £340
% change year-on-year -11.76% +25.00% -2.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Cardiff median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.95% +2.38% -6.67%
10th Percentile £16.75 £21.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £23.58 £21.50 £24.75
South Wales median hourly rate £18.50 £39.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -53.16% +61.22% +8.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cardiff
Contract vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 598 532 833
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.45% 96.90% 97.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 399 679
Cardiff median daily rate £365 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.67% +10.29% -2.86%
10th Percentile £150 £175 £213
90th Percentile £488 £525 £452
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 33 26
Cardiff median hourly rate £14.75 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.46% -3.70% -6.90%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £24.01 £38.85 £24.75
South Wales median hourly rate £15.24 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.68% -3.13% +6.67%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 59 (40.41%) SQL
2 55 (37.67%) HTML
3 54 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (34.25%) .NET
5 48 (32.88%) JavaScript
5 48 (32.88%) CSS
6 42 (28.77%) Microsoft
7 38 (26.03%) MVC
8 34 (23.29%) Unit Testing
9 33 (22.60%) C#
9 33 (22.60%) SQL Server
10 31 (21.23%) Relational Database
11 30 (20.55%) ASP.NET
12 27 (18.49%) HTML5
13 26 (17.81%) jQuery
13 26 (17.81%) AngularJS
14 24 (16.44%) .NET Framework
14 24 (16.44%) CSS3
15 23 (15.75%) ASP.NET MVC
15 23 (15.75%) Java
15 23 (15.75%) TDD
16 22 (15.07%) NUnit
16 22 (15.07%) Scrum
16 22 (15.07%) OOP
17 20 (13.70%) Web Development
18 19 (13.01%) Git (software)
19 18 (12.33%) Test Automation
19 18 (12.33%) MSTest
19 18 (12.33%) Responsive Web Design
19 18 (12.33%) Front End Development

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 4 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.05%) CMS
3 2 (1.37%) IIS
3 2 (1.37%) SAS
3 2 (1.37%) WordPress
4 1 (0.68%) Apache
4 1 (0.68%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.68%) Drupal
4 1 (0.68%) MODX
4 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.37%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.68%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.68%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.85%) npm
2 6 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.53%) HTTP
2 2 (1.37%) SMS
3 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (22.60%) SQL Server
2 31 (21.23%) Relational Database
3 17 (11.64%) RDBMS
3 17 (11.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (10.27%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (8.90%) MongoDB
6 9 (6.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (3.42%) NoSQL
7 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (2.74%) MySQL
8 4 (2.74%) Star Schema
9 3 (2.05%) Neo4j
9 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.37%) Power BI
10 2 (1.37%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 2 (1.37%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 22 (15.07%) NUnit
2 19 (13.01%) Git (software)
3 18 (12.33%) MSTest
4 10 (6.85%) Grunt
4 10 (6.85%) gulp
5 9 (6.16%) SonarQube
6 8 (5.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 7 (4.79%) Cucumber
8 6 (4.11%) Jenkins
9 4 (2.74%) Visual Studio
10 3 (2.05%) JIRA
10 3 (2.05%) MbUnit
10 3 (2.05%) Mercurial
10 3 (2.05%) Selenium
10 3 (2.05%) SpecFlow
10 3 (2.05%) Subversion
10 3 (2.05%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.37%) Gradle
11 2 (1.37%) JProfiler
11 2 (1.37%) JSUnit
General
1 15 (10.27%) Finance
2 6 (4.11%) Banking
3 2 (1.37%) Advertising
3 2 (1.37%) Marketing
4 1 (0.68%) Back Office
4 1 (0.68%) Games
4 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (37.67%) HTML
2 50 (34.25%) .NET
3 48 (32.88%) CSS
4 30 (20.55%) ASP.NET
5 27 (18.49%) HTML5
6 26 (17.81%) AngularJS
6 26 (17.81%) jQuery
7 24 (16.44%) .NET Framework
7 24 (16.44%) CSS3
8 23 (15.75%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (11.64%) Entity Framework
10 16 (10.96%) LINQ
10 16 (10.96%) Node.js
11 14 (9.59%) Ajax
11 14 (9.59%) XML
12 13 (8.90%) React
12 13 (8.90%) Spring
13 12 (8.22%) JSON
14 11 (7.53%) ASP.NET Web API
14 11 (7.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.27%) NHS
2 11 (7.53%) User Experience
3 4 (2.74%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.37%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.37%) Fintech
5 2 (1.37%) iSeries
5 2 (1.37%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.68%) Replication
6 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.96%) Linux
2 11 (7.53%) Mac OS X
2 11 (7.53%) Unix
3 2 (1.37%) Android
3 2 (1.37%) Windows
4 1 (0.68%) AIX
4 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (26.03%) MVC
3 34 (23.29%) Unit Testing
4 23 (15.75%) TDD
5 22 (15.07%) OOP
5 22 (15.07%) Scrum
6 20 (13.70%) Web Development
7 18 (12.33%) Front End Development
7 18 (12.33%) Responsive Web Design
7 18 (12.33%) Test Automation
8 17 (11.64%) Mentoring
9 16 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (10.96%) ETL
10 14 (9.59%) Coaching
11 13 (8.90%) Microservices
12 12 (8.22%) OO
13 11 (7.53%) BDD
14 10 (6.85%) Configuration Management
15 9 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
15 9 (6.16%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 59 (40.41%) SQL
2 48 (32.88%) JavaScript
3 33 (22.60%) C#
4 23 (15.75%) Java
5 14 (9.59%) PHP
6 12 (8.22%) T-SQL
7 10 (6.85%) Go
7 10 (6.85%) Perl
8 6 (4.11%) Python
9 4 (2.74%) TypeScript
10 3 (2.05%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.37%) ES6
11 2 (1.37%) Scala
11 2 (1.37%) VBA
12 1 (0.68%) C++
12 1 (0.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.68%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (8.22%) Degree
2 7 (4.79%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.74%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.05%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.37%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (1.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.05%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.37%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.68%) HL7
3 1 (0.68%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) Apache Flume
1 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (0.68%) Galera Cluster
1 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 42 (28.77%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.85%) Oracle
3 8 (5.48%) Perforce
4 4 (2.74%) IBM
5 3 (2.05%) Adobe
5 3 (2.05%) HP
5 3 (2.05%) Informatica
5 3 (2.05%) Teradata
6 2 (1.37%) Tableau
7 1 (0.68%) Apple
7 1 (0.68%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.68%) RedGate