The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 223 99 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 26.55% 20.20% 32.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.02% 21.38% 34.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 63 177
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £175 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £48.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.79% +21.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £26.00 £34.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £110.00 £40.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Developer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
796 463 906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 94.76% 94.49% 93.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 219 412
Average daily rate £375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 44 65
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.48% -18.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Developer in the job title across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Developer across the Hertfordshire region.

Developer Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rickmansworth - 29 £323 - 1
Watford -1 28 £375 -1.63% 13
Hemel Hempstead -5 18 £356 +103.57% 4
St Albans +8 11 £260 -22.38% 10
Welwyn Garden City -2 10 £350 +3.70% 1
Stevenage 0 9 £258 -25.09% 2
Borehamwood - 8 £273 - 2
Hertford - 1 £350 - 3
Letchworth - 1 £200 -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £425 - 3
Potters Bar - - - -
Royston - - - -
Sawbridgeworth - - - -
Ware - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
Abbots Langley - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - - 2
Developer
East of England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title.

1 141 (40.52%) SQL
2 123 (35.34%) JavaScript
3 119 (34.20%) HTML
4 113 (32.47%) CSS
5 88 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
6 86 (24.71%) SQL Server
7 85 (24.43%) Java
8 82 (23.56%) Finance
9 75 (21.55%) Oracle
10 73 (20.98%) .NET
11 64 (18.39%) C#
12 62 (17.82%) HTML5
13 58 (16.67%) Web Services
14 57 (16.38%) XML
15 54 (15.52%) CSS3
16 51 (14.66%) E-Commerce
17 49 (14.08%) Data Warehouse
17 49 (14.08%) ETL
17 49 (14.08%) MVC
18 47 (13.51%) ASP.NET
19 46 (13.22%) Spring
20 44 (12.64%) jQuery
21 43 (12.36%) PL/SQL
22 39 (11.21%) OO
23 38 (10.92%) J2EE
24 37 (10.63%) TDD
25 36 (10.34%) Scrum
26 35 (10.06%) Ajax
26 35 (10.06%) Web Development
27 34 (9.77%) Hibernate

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (5.17%) CMS
2 16 (4.60%) WordPress
3 13 (3.74%) WebLogic
3 13 (3.74%) Apache
4 12 (3.45%) Tomcat
5 11 (3.16%) IIS
5 11 (3.16%) MQSeries
6 8 (2.30%) SAS
6 8 (2.30%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.72%) Node.js
8 5 (1.44%) Adobe CQ
9 4 (1.15%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (1.15%) lighttpd
9 4 (1.15%) Joomla!
9 4 (1.15%) Drupal
10 3 (0.86%) SilverStripe
10 3 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.57%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 21 (6.03%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.02%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.01%) Magento
2 4 (1.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.57%) Tridion
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.03%) Internet
2 10 (2.87%) Intranet
3 8 (2.30%) Extranet
4 7 (2.01%) HTTP
5 6 (1.72%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.44%) LTE
7 2 (0.57%) FTP
7 2 (0.57%) UMTS
7 2 (0.57%) RTP
7 2 (0.57%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (24.71%) SQL Server
2 49 (14.08%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (9.48%) MySQL
4 31 (8.91%) Relational Database
5 28 (8.05%) Oracle Database
6 23 (6.61%) RDBMS
7 22 (6.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (5.17%) Oracle Database 11g
9 16 (4.60%) Oracle Database 10g
9 16 (4.60%) SQL Server 2012
10 15 (4.31%) Oracle ODI
10 15 (4.31%) OLAP
10 15 (4.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (3.45%) DataStage
11 12 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (3.45%) Sybase ASE
12 8 (2.30%) MS Access
12 8 (2.30%) Crystal Reports
12 8 (2.30%) NoSQL
12 8 (2.30%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 24 (6.90%) Subversion
2 22 (6.32%) Ant
3 21 (6.03%) JUnit
4 19 (5.46%) Eclipse
5 18 (5.17%) Maven
6 17 (4.89%) Git (software)
7 12 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
8 11 (3.16%) JIRA
9 10 (2.87%) Selenium
10 9 (2.59%) Jenkins
11 8 (2.30%) Visual Studio
12 7 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (2.01%) Log4j
13 6 (1.72%) IntelliJ
13 6 (1.72%) StyleCop
13 6 (1.72%) FxCop
13 6 (1.72%) Mockito
14 5 (1.44%) SpecFlow
15 4 (1.15%) Capybara
15 4 (1.15%) Grunt
General
1 82 (23.56%) Finance
2 33 (9.48%) Retail
3 26 (7.47%) Marketing
4 14 (4.02%) Manufacturing
5 12 (3.45%) Banking
6 9 (2.59%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.72%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.57%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.57%) Electronics
8 2 (0.57%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (34.20%) HTML
2 113 (32.47%) CSS
3 73 (20.98%) .NET
4 62 (17.82%) HTML5
5 58 (16.67%) Web Services
6 57 (16.38%) XML
7 54 (15.52%) CSS3
8 47 (13.51%) ASP.NET
9 46 (13.22%) Spring
10 44 (12.64%) jQuery
11 38 (10.92%) J2EE
12 35 (10.06%) Ajax
13 34 (9.77%) Hibernate
14 30 (8.62%) JSP
15 27 (7.76%) JSON
16 25 (7.18%) REST
17 18 (5.17%) XHTML
17 18 (5.17%) SOAP
17 18 (5.17%) XSLT
17 18 (5.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.61%) User Experience
2 15 (4.31%) Replication
3 14 (4.02%) Data Integration
4 13 (3.74%) W3C
4 13 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.30%) Mathematics
6 7 (2.01%) Web 2.0
6 7 (2.01%) Open Source
7 6 (1.72%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.44%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.44%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.15%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.15%) iPhone
10 3 (0.86%) Data Extraction
10 3 (0.86%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (0.86%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.86%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.57%) GIS
11 2 (0.57%) Handset
11 2 (0.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.20%) Linux
2 26 (7.47%) UNIX
3 24 (6.90%) Windows
4 11 (3.16%) Android
5 8 (2.30%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.01%) HPUX
6 7 (2.01%) Solaris
7 5 (1.44%) VxWorks
8 3 (0.86%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.86%) MVS
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (14.66%) E-Commerce
3 49 (14.08%) ETL
3 49 (14.08%) MVC
4 39 (11.21%) OO
5 37 (10.63%) TDD
6 36 (10.34%) Scrum
7 35 (10.06%) Web Development
8 33 (9.48%) Performance Tuning
9 28 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
9 28 (8.05%) BDD
10 25 (7.18%) Data Modelling
11 20 (5.75%) Unit Testing
12 17 (4.89%) Analytics
13 16 (4.60%) UML
14 13 (3.74%) Dimensional Modelling
15 12 (3.45%) Content Management
15 12 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (3.45%) Responsive Web Design
16 11 (3.16%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 141 (40.52%) SQL
2 123 (35.34%) JavaScript
3 85 (24.43%) Java
4 64 (18.39%) C#
5 43 (12.36%) PL/SQL
6 31 (8.91%) PHP
7 29 (8.33%) T-SQL
8 11 (3.16%) VB
9 10 (2.87%) VBScript
10 9 (2.59%) C++
11 8 (2.30%) Perl
11 8 (2.30%) SAS Macro
12 7 (2.01%) Erlang
12 7 (2.01%) XPath
12 7 (2.01%) Ruby
12 7 (2.01%) VB6
12 7 (2.01%) C
13 3 (0.86%) PHP5
13 3 (0.86%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.86%) JCL
Qualifications
1 14 (4.02%) Degree
2 7 (2.01%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.72%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.44%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.61%) QA
2 8 (2.30%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.57%) SLA
3 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (1.44%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.29%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.29%) Oozie
Vendors
1 75 (21.55%) Oracle
2 32 (9.20%) Microsoft
3 24 (6.90%) Informatica
4 17 (4.89%) Sybase
5 16 (4.60%) Business Objects
5 16 (4.60%) Cognos
6 15 (4.31%) IBM
7 12 (3.45%) SAP
8 9 (2.59%) Teradata
9 8 (2.30%) Ab Initio
10 7 (2.01%) Interwoven
11 5 (1.44%) ATG
11 5 (1.44%) Adobe
11 5 (1.44%) Sun
11 5 (1.44%) MicroStrategy
12 4 (1.15%) BEA
12 4 (1.15%) Tableau
13 3 (0.86%) Zend
13 3 (0.86%) EPiServer
13 3 (0.86%) Endeca
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