Period
to 19 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 176 161 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 21.65% 24.21% 35.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.42% 25.20% 36.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 131 174
Cardiff median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £298 £225 £263
90th Percentile £475 £500 £513
South Wales median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Cardiff median hourly rate - £23.14 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.55% +139.02%
South Wales median hourly rate - £55.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year - +124.49% +139.02%

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 785 639 642
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.56% 96.09% 98.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 485 451
Cardiff median daily rate £400 £363 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -0.68% +11.28%
10th Percentile £275 £175 £210
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
South Wales median daily rate £400 £375 £373
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.67% +6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 25
Cardiff median hourly rate £12.49 £15.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.06% +12.93% -3.57%
10th Percentile £10.35 £10.88 £12.45
90th Percentile £29.40 £39.00 £23.13
South Wales median hourly rate £12.50 £21.13 £17.25
% change year-on-year -40.83% +22.46% +22.12%

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 19 July 2018.

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 19 July 2018, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cardiff region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 96 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (42.05%) Scrum
3 67 (38.07%) PHP
4 54 (30.68%) Web Services
5 51 (28.98%) TDD
6 49 (27.84%) .NET
7 47 (26.70%) SOA
8 45 (25.57%) Test Automation
9 44 (25.00%) HTML
9 44 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 41 (23.30%) C#
10 41 (23.30%) Kanban
11 40 (22.73%) Relational Database
12 38 (21.59%) CSS
12 38 (21.59%) Data Warehouse
13 37 (21.02%) Project Management
14 36 (20.45%) SQL
15 35 (19.89%) MVC
15 35 (19.89%) Software Engineering
16 31 (17.61%) ASP.NET
17 29 (16.48%) SQL Server
18 28 (15.91%) Customer-Centric Approach
18 28 (15.91%) Customer-Centricity
19 27 (15.34%) AngularJS
20 26 (14.77%) Zend
21 22 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
21 22 (12.50%) Microsoft
22 21 (11.93%) Unit Testing
23 20 (11.36%) Laravel
24 19 (10.80%) REST

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 5 (2.84%) Apache
1 5 (2.84%) CMS
2 4 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.14%) Anypoint
3 2 (1.14%) Confluence
3 2 (1.14%) Moodle
3 2 (1.14%) SAS
3 2 (1.14%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.57%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.57%) Mule
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.57%) SugarCRM
4 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.57%) InVision
1 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.57%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (2.27%) npm
4 3 (1.70%) NuGet
5 1 (0.57%) Boomi
5 1 (0.57%) SaaS
5 1 (0.57%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.14%) HTTP
2 1 (0.57%) Internet
2 1 (0.57%) Intranet
2 1 (0.57%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (22.73%) Relational Database
2 38 (21.59%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (16.48%) SQL Server
4 12 (6.82%) MySQL
5 9 (5.11%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.27%) Big Data
6 4 (2.27%) HPCC
6 4 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.14%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.14%) Power BI
8 2 (1.14%) RavenDB
8 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.57%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (7.39%) Git (software)
2 12 (6.82%) MSTest
2 12 (6.82%) NUnit
3 7 (3.98%) Selenium
3 7 (3.98%) Subversion
4 5 (2.84%) Maven
5 4 (2.27%) Ant
5 4 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (1.70%) Gradle
6 3 (1.70%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.70%) JIRA
6 3 (1.70%) JUnit
6 3 (1.70%) Rational Team Concert
6 3 (1.70%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.70%) TestNG
6 3 (1.70%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.14%) MbUnit
7 2 (1.14%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.57%) Hudson
8 1 (0.57%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (10.80%) Finance
2 7 (3.98%) Publishing
3 4 (2.27%) Banking
4 2 (1.14%) Advertising
4 2 (1.14%) Back Office
4 2 (1.14%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.14%) Legal
4 2 (1.14%) Marketing
5 1 (0.57%) Games
5 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (30.68%) Web Services
2 49 (27.84%) .NET
3 44 (25.00%) HTML
4 38 (21.59%) CSS
5 31 (17.61%) ASP.NET
6 27 (15.34%) AngularJS
7 22 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 20 (11.36%) Laravel
9 19 (10.80%) .NET Framework
9 19 (10.80%) jQuery
9 19 (10.80%) REST
10 18 (10.23%) HTML5
10 18 (10.23%) SOAP
11 17 (9.66%) Entity Framework
12 12 (6.82%) WCF
13 10 (5.68%) CSS3
13 10 (5.68%) JSON
13 10 (5.68%) LINQ
13 10 (5.68%) Symfony
14 9 (5.11%) Aurelia
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (2.84%) User Experience
3 3 (1.70%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.70%) NHS
4 2 (1.14%) FMCG
5 1 (0.57%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.57%) Fintech
5 1 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.57%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.27%) Linux
2 2 (1.14%) Android
2 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.14%) Windows
3 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (42.05%) Scrum
3 51 (28.98%) TDD
4 47 (26.70%) SOA
5 45 (25.57%) Test Automation
6 41 (23.30%) Kanban
7 37 (21.02%) Project Management
8 35 (19.89%) MVC
8 35 (19.89%) Software Engineering
9 28 (15.91%) Customer-Centric Approach
9 28 (15.91%) Customer-Centricity
10 21 (11.93%) Unit Testing
11 14 (7.95%) Mentoring
12 13 (7.39%) OOP
12 13 (7.39%) Web Development
13 10 (5.68%) BDD
13 10 (5.68%) Migration
14 9 (5.11%) Coaching
14 9 (5.11%) Front End Development
15 8 (4.55%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 67 (38.07%) PHP
2 44 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 41 (23.30%) C#
4 36 (20.45%) SQL
5 16 (9.09%) Java
6 8 (4.55%) TypeScript
7 6 (3.41%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.27%) ABAP
8 4 (2.27%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.70%) Python
10 2 (1.14%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.14%) PHP 5
11 1 (0.57%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.57%) Groovy
11 1 (0.57%) Java 8
11 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.57%) R
11 1 (0.57%) VBA
11 1 (0.57%) XAML
Qualifications
1 11 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.84%) Degree
2 5 (2.84%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.14%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.57%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.57%) GDPR
2 1 (0.57%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (0.57%) Puppet
1 1 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (14.77%) Zend
2 22 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.84%) MuleSoft
3 5 (2.84%) Oracle
3 5 (2.84%) Sitecore
4 4 (2.27%) SAP
5 3 (1.70%) IBM
5 3 (1.70%) Tableau
6 1 (0.57%) Adobe
6 1 (0.57%) Capita
6 1 (0.57%) Dell
6 1 (0.57%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.57%) ESRI
6 1 (0.57%) Jitterbit
6 1 (0.57%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.57%) Sage
6 1 (0.57%) SnapLogic
6 1 (0.57%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.57%) Twitter
6 1 (0.57%) Xamarin