Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £381 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Senior Developer
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 46 63
Rank change year-on-year -7 +17 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 8 9 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.31% 1.64% 2.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.67% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 18
Cardiff median daily rate £381 £469 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.67% +45.35% +7.50%
10th Percentile £325 £375 £290
90th Percentile £403 £531 £408
South Wales median daily rate £381 £513 £323
% change year-on-year -25.61% +58.91% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - £57.50 -

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 590 540 854
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 98.36% 97.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 406 697
Cardiff median daily rate £363 £375 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +9.65% -2.29%
10th Percentile £163 £173 £210
90th Percentile £500 £525 £461
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 28 22
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.00 £12.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.68 £9.78
90th Percentile £24.33 £35.98 £21.35
South Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year +12.90% -1.59% +16.67%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in Cardiff

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) OOP
2 6 (75.00%) Unit Testing
3 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) MVC
4 4 (50.00%) Degree
4 4 (50.00%) NUnit
4 4 (50.00%) LINQ
4 4 (50.00%) Entity Framework
5 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
5 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
5 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
5 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
5 3 (37.50%) Scrum
5 3 (37.50%) CSS
5 3 (37.50%) OO
5 3 (37.50%) C#
5 3 (37.50%) HTML
5 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
6 2 (25.00%) NHS
6 2 (25.00%) TDD
6 2 (25.00%) Coaching
6 2 (25.00%) BDD
6 2 (25.00%) Web Development
6 2 (25.00%) jQuery

Senior 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 1 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
1 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) NUnit
2 2 (25.00%) MSTest
3 1 (12.50%) FxCop
3 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (12.50%) MSBuild
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (12.50%) ReSharper
3 1 (12.50%) Subversion
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
1 6 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (50.00%) Entity Framework
3 4 (50.00%) LINQ
4 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
4 3 (37.50%) CSS
4 3 (37.50%) HTML
5 2 (25.00%) jQuery
6 1 (12.50%) Android SDK
6 1 (12.50%) Code First Entity Framework
6 1 (12.50%) CSS3
6 1 (12.50%) HTML5
6 1 (12.50%) React
6 1 (12.50%) WCF
6 1 (12.50%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) OOP
2 6 (75.00%) Unit Testing
3 5 (62.50%) MVC
4 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
4 3 (37.50%) OO
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) BDD
5 2 (25.00%) Coaching
5 2 (25.00%) TDD
5 2 (25.00%) Web Application Development
5 2 (25.00%) Web Development
6 1 (12.50%) Android Development
6 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
6 1 (12.50%) MVVM
6 1 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) Kotlin
3 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle