Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 237 146 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 28.73% 24.50% 23.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.22% 25.26% 23.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 109 108
Cardiff median daily rate £413 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £309 £238 £203
90th Percentile £538 £475 £558
South Wales median daily rate £410 £368 £400
% change year-on-year +11.56% -8.13% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Cardiff median hourly rate - £20.82 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.16% +138.89%
South Wales median hourly rate - £20.82 £39.50
% change year-on-year - -47.29% +143.08%

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 811 578 558
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.30% 96.98% 98.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 418 401
Cardiff median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £285 £172 £185
90th Percentile £559 £513 £525
South Wales median daily rate £406 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +8.33% -3.23% +8.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 32 25
Cardiff median hourly rate £11.78 £14.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.14% +13.46% +1.96%
10th Percentile £10.53 £11.17 £10.60
90th Percentile £18.63 £37.03 £20.00
South Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £18.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -30.67% +20.97% +21.57%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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.

1 123 (51.90%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (35.86%) .NET
2 85 (35.86%) Scrum
3 68 (28.69%) C#
4 64 (27.00%) SQL
4 64 (27.00%) TDD
5 63 (26.58%) Test Automation
6 58 (24.47%) CSS
7 57 (24.05%) JavaScript
7 57 (24.05%) AngularJS
8 55 (23.21%) PHP
9 54 (22.78%) Web Services
10 51 (21.52%) HTML
11 50 (21.10%) MVC
12 48 (20.25%) SOA
13 46 (19.41%) Finance
14 44 (18.57%) Relational Database
15 43 (18.14%) Kanban
16 41 (17.30%) ASP.NET
17 40 (16.88%) Data Warehouse
17 40 (16.88%) Project Management
18 39 (16.46%) Software Engineering
19 38 (16.03%) Git (software)
19 38 (16.03%) Microsoft
20 37 (15.61%) SQL Server
20 37 (15.61%) Java
21 36 (15.19%) Zend
22 35 (14.77%) Unit Testing
23 30 (12.66%) .NET Framework
24 28 (11.81%) SOAP

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 (3.80%) Confluence
2 8 (3.38%) WebSphere
2 8 (3.38%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.27%) CMS
4 3 (1.27%) IIS
4 3 (1.27%) JBoss
4 3 (1.27%) SAS
5 2 (0.84%) Apache
5 2 (0.84%) ArcGIS
5 2 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.84%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.84%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.84%) WordPress
6 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.42%) Mule
6 1 (0.42%) nginx
6 1 (0.42%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.84%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.42%) InVision
Business Applications
1 8 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.42%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.06%) npm
3 3 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.84%) NuGet
5 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.42%) Boomi
5 1 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.42%) SaaS
5 1 (0.42%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.42%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (18.57%) Relational Database
2 40 (16.88%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (15.61%) SQL Server
4 14 (5.91%) RDBMS
5 9 (3.80%) Big Data
6 8 (3.38%) HPCC
7 6 (2.53%) MySQL
8 5 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.27%) MS Access
10 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.84%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.84%) GIS
11 2 (0.84%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.84%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 38 (16.03%) Git (software)
2 25 (10.55%) Jenkins
3 20 (8.44%) Maven
3 20 (8.44%) MSTest
4 19 (8.02%) NUnit
5 18 (7.59%) JUnit
6 17 (7.17%) Visual Studio
7 12 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (4.64%) JIRA
9 9 (3.80%) Grunt
9 9 (3.80%) gulp
9 9 (3.80%) Subversion
9 9 (3.80%) webpack
10 8 (3.38%) Artifactory
10 8 (3.38%) TeamCity
11 7 (2.95%) Gradle
11 7 (2.95%) Mercurial
12 6 (2.53%) Ant
12 6 (2.53%) TestNG
13 4 (1.69%) Cucumber
General
1 46 (19.41%) Finance
2 10 (4.22%) Banking
2 10 (4.22%) Publishing
3 7 (2.95%) Marketing
4 5 (2.11%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.69%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.27%) Retail
7 2 (0.84%) Advertising
7 2 (0.84%) Legal
8 1 (0.42%) Billing
8 1 (0.42%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.42%) Games
8 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (35.86%) .NET
2 58 (24.47%) CSS
3 57 (24.05%) AngularJS
4 54 (22.78%) Web Services
5 51 (21.52%) HTML
6 41 (17.30%) ASP.NET
7 30 (12.66%) .NET Framework
8 28 (11.81%) SOAP
9 24 (10.13%) ASP.NET MVC
9 24 (10.13%) jQuery
10 21 (8.86%) Entity Framework
10 21 (8.86%) Node.js
10 21 (8.86%) Spring
11 20 (8.44%) HTML5
11 20 (8.44%) Laravel
12 15 (6.33%) CSS3
12 15 (6.33%) J2EE
12 15 (6.33%) REST
13 13 (5.49%) React
13 13 (5.49%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.17%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (5.91%) User Experience
3 9 (3.80%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.11%) NHS
5 3 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.84%) FMCG
7 1 (0.42%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.42%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.42%) Blog
7 1 (0.42%) Fintech
7 1 (0.42%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.42%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.42%) Media Streaming
7 1 (0.42%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.42%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.28%) Android
2 19 (8.02%) Apple iOS
3 14 (5.91%) Windows
4 4 (1.69%) Linux
5 3 (1.27%) Unix
6 1 (0.42%) AIX
6 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.42%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (51.90%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (35.86%) Scrum
3 64 (27.00%) TDD
4 63 (26.58%) Test Automation
5 50 (21.10%) MVC
6 48 (20.25%) SOA
7 43 (18.14%) Kanban
8 40 (16.88%) Project Management
9 39 (16.46%) Software Engineering
10 35 (14.77%) Unit Testing
11 27 (11.39%) Customer-Centric Approach
11 27 (11.39%) Customer-Centricity
12 24 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (9.28%) OOP
14 21 (8.86%) OO
15 20 (8.44%) Android Development
15 20 (8.44%) BDD
16 19 (8.02%) Front End Development
16 19 (8.02%) iOS Development
17 17 (7.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 68 (28.69%) C#
2 64 (27.00%) SQL
3 57 (24.05%) JavaScript
4 55 (23.21%) PHP
5 37 (15.61%) Java
6 12 (5.06%) Java 8
6 12 (5.06%) XAML
7 10 (4.22%) Groovy
7 10 (4.22%) Python
8 6 (2.53%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.11%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.69%) ES6
10 4 (1.69%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.69%) VBA
11 2 (0.84%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.84%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.84%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.42%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.42%) Java 9
12 1 (0.42%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 18 (7.59%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.53%) Degree
4 3 (1.27%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.42%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.27%) SLA
2 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.42%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (1.27%) Docker
2 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 8 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.84%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.84%) Puppet
3 1 (0.42%) Ansible
3 1 (0.42%) Terraform
3 1 (0.42%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 38 (16.03%) Microsoft
2 36 (15.19%) Zend
3 17 (7.17%) Xamarin
4 5 (2.11%) MuleSoft
5 4 (1.69%) Oracle
5 4 (1.69%) OutSystems
6 3 (1.27%) Adobe
6 3 (1.27%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.27%) Tableau
7 2 (0.84%) ESRI
7 2 (0.84%) Guidewire
7 2 (0.84%) IBM
7 2 (0.84%) SAP
8 1 (0.42%) Apple
8 1 (0.42%) Dell
8 1 (0.42%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.42%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.42%) Sage
8 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.42%) TIBCO