The median contractor rate for a Java Software Engineer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Software Engineer
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 39 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.59% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £438 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +24.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £39.00 £46.75
% change year-on-year +6.41% -16.57%  

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 323 412 246
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.56% 98.80% 97.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 289 187
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 11
Median hourly rate £13.70 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.38% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Java Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff that featured Java Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Java Software Engineer in Cardiff

Java Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Software Engineer in Cardiff

Java Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Java Software Engineer 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 Java Software Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Spring
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) RESTful
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (66.67%) iXBRL
2 2 (66.67%) Go
2 2 (66.67%) Microservices
2 2 (66.67%) Spring Boot
2 2 (66.67%) Kafka
2 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Web Design
3 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) JAX-RS
3 1 (33.33%) Dropwizard
3 1 (33.33%) Neo4j
3 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design

Java Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (33.33%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Spring
2 2 (66.67%) iXBRL
2 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 2 (66.67%) Kafka
2 2 (66.67%) RESTful
2 2 (66.67%) Spring Boot
3 1 (33.33%) Dropwizard
3 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (33.33%) JAX-RS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Microservices
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (33.33%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Go
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared