The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Developer
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 36 30 34
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 5 30 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.47% 7.19% 2.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 7.28% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 24 6
Median daily rate £450 £388 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.12% +21.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £250 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £528 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.63 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -28.48% +14.66%  

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 325 412 257
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.59% 98.80% 98.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 289 197
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 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 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 £11.17 £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 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Cardiff

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Developer in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in Cardiff

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Developer in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in Cardiff

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Java
3 7 (46.67%) .NET
3 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET
4 6 (40.00%) Relational Database
5 5 (33.33%) Big Data
5 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 5 (33.33%) SQL
5 5 (33.33%) jQuery
5 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 5 (33.33%) TDD
6 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (26.67%) MVC
6 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
7 3 (20.00%) Coaching
7 3 (20.00%) Unity DI Container
7 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (20.00%) Scala
7 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (20.00%) MSTest
7 3 (20.00%) Entity Framework
7 3 (20.00%) REST
7 3 (20.00%) MSBuild
7 3 (20.00%) Mobile First
7 3 (20.00%) RDBMS
7 3 (20.00%) C#

Senior Developer 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (6.67%) CMS
3 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (6.67%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Extranet
1 1 (6.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (33.33%) Big Data
3 3 (20.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MSBuild
1 3 (20.00%) MSTest
1 3 (20.00%) NUnit
1 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (13.33%) Grunt
2 2 (13.33%) gulp
3 1 (6.67%) Ant
3 1 (6.67%) Hudson
3 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) Maven
General
1 2 (13.33%) Publishing
2 1 (6.67%) Advertising
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
1 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET
2 5 (33.33%) jQuery
3 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (20.00%) Ajax
3 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (20.00%) CSS
3 3 (20.00%) Entity Framework
3 3 (20.00%) HTML
3 3 (20.00%) REST
3 3 (20.00%) Spring
3 3 (20.00%) Unity DI Container
3 3 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
4 2 (13.33%) Hibernate
4 2 (13.33%) HTML5
4 2 (13.33%) J2EE
4 2 (13.33%) Sass
4 2 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (6.67%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) User Experience
1 2 (13.33%) W3C
2 1 (6.67%) Fintech
2 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) TDD
2 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
3 4 (26.67%) MVC
4 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Coaching
4 3 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (20.00%) Mobile First
4 3 (20.00%) OOP
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) Web Development
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (13.33%) Software Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
6 1 (6.67%) CQRS
6 1 (6.67%) CRM
6 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
6 1 (6.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (20.00%) C#
4 3 (20.00%) Scala
5 2 (13.33%) TypeScript
5 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Sitecore
3 1 (6.67%) VMware