The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 74 177 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 23.05% 48.49% 30.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.10% 49.17% 31.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 126 60
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £458 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £22.06 £25.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.15%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

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 307 360 254
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.64% 98.63% 96.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 247 196
Median daily rate £370 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £243 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 8
Median hourly rate £15.56 £13.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.65% +13.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £13.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.00 £18.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff that featured Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 April 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 27 April 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 76 (53.90%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (36.88%) HTML
3 50 (35.46%) Java
4 47 (33.33%) SQL
5 44 (31.21%) JavaScript
6 40 (28.37%) CSS
7 39 (27.66%) Spring
8 37 (26.24%) Scrum
9 34 (24.11%) Web Development
9 34 (24.11%) Microservices
10 29 (20.57%) jQuery
11 28 (19.86%) RESTful
11 28 (19.86%) HTML5
11 28 (19.86%) Hibernate
12 26 (18.44%) MongoDB
13 25 (17.73%) Front End Development
14 24 (17.02%) CSS3
15 23 (16.31%) JSON
16 22 (15.60%) REST
17 21 (14.89%) Kafka
17 21 (14.89%) Ajax
17 21 (14.89%) .NET
18 20 (14.18%) Software Engineering
18 20 (14.18%) Web Design
18 20 (14.18%) Responsive Web Design
18 20 (14.18%) Spring Boot
18 20 (14.18%) AngularJS
18 20 (14.18%) Relational Database
19 18 (12.77%) Cucumber
19 18 (12.77%) Linux

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 9 (6.38%) Apache
2 7 (4.96%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.84%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (2.13%) Jupyter
5 2 (1.42%) CMS
5 2 (1.42%) SAS
5 2 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.71%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.71%) Liferay
6 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.71%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.71%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.71%) Office 365
3 1 (0.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.64%) HTTP
2 1 (0.71%) Extranet
2 1 (0.71%) Intranet
2 1 (0.71%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (18.44%) MongoDB
2 20 (14.18%) Relational Database
3 15 (10.64%) MySQL
4 14 (9.93%) Neo4j
5 12 (8.51%) Big Data
6 11 (7.80%) SQL Server
7 8 (5.67%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (4.96%) Hadoop
8 7 (4.96%) RDBMS
8 7 (4.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (3.55%) NoSQL
9 5 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (2.84%) HBase
10 4 (2.84%) QlikView
11 3 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (1.42%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (1.42%) OLAP Cube
12 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.42%) Oracle ODI
12 2 (1.42%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 18 (12.77%) Cucumber
2 11 (7.80%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.80%) NUnit
3 8 (5.67%) MSTest
3 8 (5.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (4.96%) MSBuild
5 3 (2.13%) gulp
5 3 (2.13%) Subversion
6 2 (1.42%) Android Studio
6 2 (1.42%) Gradle
6 2 (1.42%) Grunt
6 2 (1.42%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.42%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.42%) Maven
6 2 (1.42%) Selenium
7 1 (0.71%) Babel
7 1 (0.71%) Hudson
7 1 (0.71%) Protractor
7 1 (0.71%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.71%) webpack
General
1 15 (10.64%) Finance
2 4 (2.84%) Banking
2 4 (2.84%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.42%) Publishing
4 1 (0.71%) Advertising
4 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.71%) Marketing
4 1 (0.71%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (36.88%) HTML
2 40 (28.37%) CSS
3 39 (27.66%) Spring
4 29 (20.57%) jQuery
5 28 (19.86%) Hibernate
5 28 (19.86%) HTML5
5 28 (19.86%) RESTful
6 24 (17.02%) CSS3
7 23 (16.31%) JSON
8 22 (15.60%) REST
9 21 (14.89%) .NET
9 21 (14.89%) Ajax
9 21 (14.89%) Kafka
10 20 (14.18%) AngularJS
10 20 (14.18%) Spring Boot
11 16 (11.35%) Dropwizard
11 16 (11.35%) iXBRL
12 15 (10.64%) ASP.NET
13 14 (9.93%) JAX-RS
14 10 (7.09%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.22%) User Experience
2 5 (3.55%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.84%) CMDB
3 4 (2.84%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.84%) W3C
4 3 (2.13%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.13%) NHS
5 2 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.42%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.42%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.42%) Fintech
6 1 (0.71%) iPad
6 1 (0.71%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.77%) Linux
2 13 (9.22%) Mac OS X
2 13 (9.22%) Unix
3 2 (1.42%) Android
3 2 (1.42%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.71%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (53.90%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (26.24%) Scrum
3 34 (24.11%) Microservices
3 34 (24.11%) Web Development
4 25 (17.73%) Front End Development
5 20 (14.18%) Responsive Web Design
5 20 (14.18%) Software Engineering
5 20 (14.18%) Web Design
6 17 (12.06%) Continuous Deployment
6 17 (12.06%) OOP
7 15 (10.64%) TDD
8 14 (9.93%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (9.93%) MVC
9 13 (9.22%) Configuration Management
10 12 (8.51%) Data Protection
10 12 (8.51%) Unit Testing
11 10 (7.09%) Mentoring
11 10 (7.09%) RUP
12 9 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (6.38%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 50 (35.46%) Java
2 47 (33.33%) SQL
3 44 (31.21%) JavaScript
4 17 (12.06%) Go
4 17 (12.06%) PHP
5 16 (11.35%) Python
6 12 (8.51%) C#
7 6 (4.26%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.13%) R
8 3 (2.13%) Scala
8 3 (2.13%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.42%) Groovy
9 2 (1.42%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.42%) VBA
10 1 (0.71%) C++
10 1 (0.71%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.71%) Ruby
10 1 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (7.80%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (4.26%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.71%) Degree
5 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.84%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.71%) WAI
2 1 (0.71%) WCAG
System Software
1 17 (12.06%) Docker
2 1 (0.71%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (7.80%) Microsoft
1 11 (7.80%) Zend
2 8 (5.67%) Oracle
3 7 (4.96%) Cloudera
4 6 (4.26%) Adobe
5 5 (3.55%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.84%) SAP
6 4 (2.84%) Teradata
7 1 (0.71%) Informatica
7 1 (0.71%) Nintex
7 1 (0.71%) RedGate
7 1 (0.71%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.71%) VMware
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