The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Software Developer
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 30 31
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 7 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.13% 3.20% 3.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% 3.31% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 8
Median daily rate £400 £275 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -12.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +11.07% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year -5.52% +4.48%  

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 312 272 326
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.12% 96.80% 97.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 186 264
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £194 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 11
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.40% +8.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £9.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £19.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Cardiff

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Cardiff

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) OOP
2 6 (85.71%) RDBMS
2 6 (85.71%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) Visual Studio
2 6 (85.71%) .NET Framework
2 6 (85.71%) WCF
2 6 (85.71%) LINQ
2 6 (85.71%) Unit Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (85.71%) Entity Framework
2 6 (85.71%) Relational Database
3 5 (71.43%) Oracle Database
3 5 (71.43%) MSBuild
3 5 (71.43%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (71.43%) PL/SQL
3 5 (71.43%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (71.43%) Oracle9i Database
3 5 (71.43%) Oracle
3 5 (71.43%) UML
3 5 (71.43%) Scrum
3 5 (71.43%) WinForms
3 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (71.43%) Code First Entity Framework
4 4 (57.14%) MVVM
4 4 (57.14%) NHS
4 4 (57.14%) Informatics
4 4 (57.14%) Test Automation

Software 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) RDBMS
1 6 (85.71%) Relational Database
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle Database
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (85.71%) Visual Studio
2 5 (71.43%) MSBuild
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (14.29%) Back Office
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
1 6 (85.71%) .NET Framework
1 6 (85.71%) Entity Framework
1 6 (85.71%) LINQ
1 6 (85.71%) WCF
2 5 (71.43%) Code First Entity Framework
2 5 (71.43%) WinForms
3 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (14.29%) jQuery
3 1 (14.29%) Qt
3 1 (14.29%) Silverlight
3 1 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) NHS
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Handset
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) OOP
1 6 (85.71%) Unit Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Scrum
2 5 (71.43%) UML
3 4 (57.14%) Informatics
3 4 (57.14%) MVVM
3 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) Android Development
5 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Health Informatics
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) MVC
5 1 (14.29%) Software Architecture
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) PL/SQL
3 1 (14.29%) ActionScript
3 1 (14.29%) ActionScript 2.0
3 1 (14.29%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft