Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £285 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 19 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.

Software Developer
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 49 74
Rank change year-on-year 0 +25 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 8 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.32% 0.73% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 0.74% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Cardiff median daily rate £285 £425 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.94% +32.81% -3.90%
10th Percentile £168 £375 £177
90th Percentile £400 £510 £334
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £285
% change year-on-year -6.25% +40.35% -18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate £18.50 - -
South Wales median hourly rate £18.50 - -

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 584 538 853
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 98.35% 97.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 404 696
Cardiff median daily rate £363 £375 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +9.65% -2.29%
10th Percentile £163 £172 £209
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 27 22
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -7.41% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.65 £9.78
90th Percentile £24.33 £36.55 £21.35
South Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £14.88
% change year-on-year +12.90% +4.20% +10.19%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Cardiff over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 19 November 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 (87.50%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (75.00%) NHS
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) .NET
4 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (50.00%) TOGAF
4 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (37.50%) Entity Framework
5 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
5 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
5 3 (37.50%) LINQ
5 3 (37.50%) Use Case
5 3 (37.50%) MVC
5 3 (37.50%) C#
5 3 (37.50%) OOP
5 3 (37.50%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
5 3 (37.50%) Re-Platforming
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (37.50%) Wireframes
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (25.00%) Code First Entity Framework
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle9i Database

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 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
2 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) MSBuild
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (12.50%) MSTest
3 1 (12.50%) NUnit
General
1 1 (12.50%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
2 3 (37.50%) Entity Framework
2 3 (37.50%) LINQ
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (25.00%) Code First Entity Framework
3 2 (25.00%) WCF
3 2 (25.00%) WinForms
4 1 (12.50%) jQuery
4 1 (12.50%) RESTful
4 1 (12.50%) SOAP
4 1 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 3 (37.50%) MVC
2 3 (37.50%) OOP
2 3 (37.50%) Re-Platforming
2 3 (37.50%) Technical Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Use Case
2 3 (37.50%) Wireframes
3 2 (25.00%) MVVM
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) UML
4 1 (12.50%) Data Security
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Informatics
4 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (37.50%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (12.50%) HL7
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) RedGate