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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 4 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 95 115 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 13.27% 17.80% 23.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.85% 18.64% 24.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 54 104
Average daily rate £400 £363 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +0.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £254 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £26.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.33% +7.14%
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
686 617 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.81% 95.51% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 313 351
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 40 45
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.93 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.89% -28.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.85 £9.25 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.91 £33.90 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Watford -4 16 £400 +10.34% 6
Hemel Hempstead -2 12 £450 +12.50% 4
St Albans -1 8 £425 +28.30% 8
Welwyn Garden City -3 7 £360 +80.00% 1
Rickmansworth +3 3 £550 +22.22% 1
Royston - 2 £325 -
Welwyn - 2 - -
Cheshunt - 1 - -
Developer
East of England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 71 (38.38%) JavaScript
2 62 (33.51%) HTML
3 55 (29.73%) CSS
4 54 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (26.49%) Java
6 46 (24.86%) SQL
7 42 (22.70%) C#
8 38 (20.54%) .NET
9 33 (17.84%) jQuery
10 32 (17.30%) Oracle
11 30 (16.22%) E-Commerce
12 29 (15.68%) MVC
13 28 (15.14%) Web Development
14 27 (14.59%) Finance
15 26 (14.05%) CRM
15 26 (14.05%) HTML5
16 25 (13.51%) Front End Development
17 23 (12.43%) SQL Server
17 23 (12.43%) PHP
18 22 (11.89%) Web Services
18 22 (11.89%) OO
19 21 (11.35%) ASP.NET
20 20 (10.81%) AngularJS
21 19 (10.27%) TDD
22 18 (9.73%) XML
23 17 (9.19%) Retail
23 17 (9.19%) Spring
24 15 (8.11%) Pega
24 15 (8.11%) .NET Framework
24 15 (8.11%) JSON

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 10 (5.41%) Apache
2 7 (3.78%) CMS
2 7 (3.78%) Node.js
3 4 (2.16%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.62%) nginx
5 2 (1.08%) JBoss
5 2 (1.08%) NetWeaver
5 2 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.08%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.08%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.08%) WordPress
6 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.54%) Confluence
6 1 (0.54%) IIS
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.54%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.08%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (2.16%) Magento
3 3 (1.62%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.08%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.54%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.54%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.54%) Infor CRM
5 1 (0.54%) Maximo
5 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (4.32%) GitHub
2 6 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.54%) Force.com
3 1 (0.54%) MailChimp
3 1 (0.54%) Office 365
3 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.70%) HTTP
1 5 (2.70%) Network Security
2 2 (1.08%) Internet
3 1 (0.54%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.54%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.43%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.11%) MySQL
3 11 (5.95%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (5.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (4.86%) NoSQL
5 7 (3.78%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (3.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (2.16%) Cognos Powerplay
8 4 (2.16%) Cognos Report Studio
8 4 (2.16%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.62%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 3 (1.62%) BusinessObjects XI
9 3 (1.62%) Couchbase
9 3 (1.62%) CouchDB
9 3 (1.62%) DB2
9 3 (1.62%) Redis
9 3 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (7.57%) Visual Studio
2 8 (4.32%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.16%) Subversion
5 3 (1.62%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.08%) Ant
6 2 (1.08%) CruiseControl
6 2 (1.08%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.08%) JUnit
6 2 (1.08%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (1.08%) Maven
6 2 (1.08%) Mocha
6 2 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (1.08%) Xcode
7 1 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.54%) JIRA
7 1 (0.54%) NUnit
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
General
1 27 (14.59%) Finance
2 17 (9.19%) Retail
3 12 (6.49%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.32%) Marketing
5 4 (2.16%) Banking
6 3 (1.62%) Advertising
7 2 (1.08%) Automotive
8 1 (0.54%) Electronics
8 1 (0.54%) Legal
8 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (33.51%) HTML
2 55 (29.73%) CSS
3 38 (20.54%) .NET
4 33 (17.84%) jQuery
5 26 (14.05%) HTML5
6 22 (11.89%) Web Services
7 21 (11.35%) ASP.NET
8 20 (10.81%) AngularJS
9 18 (9.73%) XML
10 17 (9.19%) Spring
11 15 (8.11%) .NET Framework
11 15 (8.11%) JSON
12 13 (7.03%) CSS3
13 12 (6.49%) React
13 12 (6.49%) REST
13 12 (6.49%) Sass
13 12 (6.49%) SOAP
14 10 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
14 10 (5.41%) Hibernate
15 9 (4.86%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.03%) User Experience
2 5 (2.70%) Algorithms
2 5 (2.70%) CMDB
2 5 (2.70%) Digital Media
3 4 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.16%) iPad
3 4 (2.16%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.62%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.08%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.08%) iPhone
5 2 (1.08%) NHS
5 2 (1.08%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.54%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.54%) FMCG
6 1 (0.54%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.54%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.54%) RIA
6 1 (0.54%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.41%) Linux
2 7 (3.78%) Windows
3 3 (1.62%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.54%) AIX
4 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (16.22%) E-Commerce
3 29 (15.68%) MVC
4 28 (15.14%) Web Development
5 26 (14.05%) CRM
6 25 (13.51%) Front End Development
7 22 (11.89%) OO
8 19 (10.27%) TDD
9 13 (7.03%) SOA
10 10 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (5.41%) ETL
10 10 (5.41%) Open Source
11 9 (4.86%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (4.86%) RUP
11 9 (4.86%) Test Strategy
11 9 (4.86%) Waterfall
12 8 (4.32%) Scrum
12 8 (4.32%) SOLID
12 8 (4.32%) Unit Testing
13 6 (3.24%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 71 (38.38%) JavaScript
2 49 (26.49%) Java
3 46 (24.86%) SQL
4 42 (22.70%) C#
5 23 (12.43%) PHP
6 13 (7.03%) T-SQL
7 7 (3.78%) Erlang
7 7 (3.78%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.62%) ABAP
8 3 (1.62%) Apex Code
8 3 (1.62%) MATLAB
8 3 (1.62%) Objective-C
8 3 (1.62%) Perl
9 2 (1.08%) Python
9 2 (1.08%) Scala
9 2 (1.08%) SOQL
9 2 (1.08%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.54%) C
10 1 (0.54%) C++
10 1 (0.54%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 11 (5.95%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.16%) Degree
3 3 (1.62%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.54%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.08%) HL7
1 2 (1.08%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.62%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.62%) Ansible
1 3 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.62%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (17.30%) Oracle
2 15 (8.11%) Pega
3 11 (5.95%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.24%) SAP
5 5 (2.70%) BMC
5 5 (2.70%) Remedy
5 5 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.70%) Zend
6 4 (2.16%) Cognos
6 4 (2.16%) hybris
7 3 (1.62%) IBM
7 3 (1.62%) Intershop
7 3 (1.62%) Tableau
7 3 (1.62%) Teradata
8 2 (1.08%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.08%) webMethods
9 1 (0.54%) Actuate
9 1 (0.54%) Adobe
9 1 (0.54%) OpenText
9 1 (0.54%) Siebel
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