The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Hertfordshire region that had Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 4 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 95 102 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 15.06% 15.67% 21.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.68% 16.78% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 61 107
Median daily rate £438 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £250 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £38.50 £35.18
% change year-on-year
- +9.45%
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
606 608 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 96.04% 93.39% 96.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 313 419
Median daily rate £430 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 57 32
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -5.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £7.28 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Hertfordshire region that featured Developer in the job title.

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 8 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +5 22 £455 +45.60% 12
Welwyn Garden City -3 16 £538 +53.57% 2
St Albans +6 5 £525 +35.48% 16
Hitchin - 4 £330 - 5
Letchworth - 3 £300 - 1
Rickmansworth -7 2 £350 -22.22% 2
Hemel Hempstead -7 1 £375 +1.35% 6
Stevenage -8 1 £363 -27.50% 7
Hertford - 1 - - 1
Royston - 1 £338 - 1
Developer
East of England

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 85 (40.09%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (38.21%) Java
3 68 (32.08%) JavaScript
3 68 (32.08%) HTML
4 65 (30.66%) SQL
5 60 (28.30%) CSS
6 54 (25.47%) TDD
7 48 (22.64%) SQL Server
8 46 (21.70%) E-Commerce
8 46 (21.70%) MVC
9 44 (20.75%) Web Services
10 42 (19.81%) .NET
11 41 (19.34%) BDD
12 39 (18.40%) C#
12 39 (18.40%) Finance
13 34 (16.04%) Retail
14 32 (15.09%) PHP
15 31 (14.62%) ASP.NET
15 31 (14.62%) OO
16 29 (13.68%) MySQL
17 28 (13.21%) Oracle
17 28 (13.21%) jQuery
18 27 (12.74%) Web Development
18 27 (12.74%) Scrum
18 27 (12.74%) Software Engineering
19 26 (12.26%) Git (software)
20 25 (11.79%) Relational Database
20 25 (11.79%) Spring
20 25 (11.79%) Zend
21 24 (11.32%) Data Warehouse

Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 12 (5.66%) Apache
2 7 (3.30%) Apache Spark
2 7 (3.30%) CMS
2 7 (3.30%) WebSphere
2 7 (3.30%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (2.83%) IIS
4 5 (2.36%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (2.36%) Confluence
4 5 (2.36%) NServiceBus
5 3 (1.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (1.42%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.42%) MQSeries
5 3 (1.42%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.42%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.42%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.47%) SAS
6 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (4.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.42%) MS Office
3 2 (0.94%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (5.19%) Magento
2 2 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.49%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.94%) SaaS
2 2 (0.94%) Slack
3 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.47%) Office 365
3 1 (0.47%) PaaS
3 1 (0.47%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.66%) Internet
2 7 (3.30%) HTTP
3 4 (1.89%) Network Security
4 3 (1.42%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.94%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (22.64%) SQL Server
2 29 (13.68%) MySQL
3 25 (11.79%) Relational Database
4 24 (11.32%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (8.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (7.55%) Oracle Database
7 13 (6.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (5.66%) MongoDB
9 11 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (4.72%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (4.25%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (3.77%) RDBMS
12 8 (3.77%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (3.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (2.36%) Data Mart
14 5 (2.36%) Oracle Database 12c
14 5 (2.36%) PowerCenter
14 5 (2.36%) Sybase ASE
15 4 (1.89%) DB2
15 4 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (12.26%) Git (software)
2 20 (9.43%) JIRA
3 14 (6.60%) Jenkins
4 13 (6.13%) Ant
5 11 (5.19%) Maven
5 11 (5.19%) Subversion
6 10 (4.72%) Gradle
7 8 (3.77%) JUnit
7 8 (3.77%) Selenium
8 7 (3.30%) Visual Studio
9 5 (2.36%) ERwin
10 4 (1.89%) Eclipse
10 4 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.42%) Grunt
11 3 (1.42%) Log4j
11 3 (1.42%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (1.42%) Protractor
11 3 (1.42%) Toad
11 3 (1.42%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 39 (18.40%) Finance
2 34 (16.04%) Retail
3 7 (3.30%) Games
4 5 (2.36%) Advertising
5 4 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.42%) Legal
6 3 (1.42%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.94%) French Language
7 2 (0.94%) Front Office
7 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.94%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.47%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.47%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (32.08%) HTML
2 60 (28.30%) CSS
3 44 (20.75%) Web Services
4 42 (19.81%) .NET
5 31 (14.62%) ASP.NET
6 28 (13.21%) jQuery
7 25 (11.79%) Spring
8 22 (10.38%) SOAP
9 20 (9.43%) .NET Framework
10 19 (8.96%) LAMP
10 19 (8.96%) XML
11 18 (8.49%) Entity Framework
11 18 (8.49%) XHTML
12 16 (7.55%) AngularJS
13 15 (7.08%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (7.08%) Hibernate
14 14 (6.60%) J2EE
15 13 (6.13%) ASP.NET Web API
15 13 (6.13%) XSL
16 11 (5.19%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.60%) Algorithms
2 10 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.72%) Data Structures
3 9 (4.25%) e-Learning
3 9 (4.25%) User Experience
4 7 (3.30%) Data Extraction
5 5 (2.36%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.89%) NHS
7 3 (1.42%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.42%) Contactless
7 3 (1.42%) EMV
7 3 (1.42%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.42%) RIA
8 2 (0.94%) FMCG
9 1 (0.47%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.47%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.47%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.47%) iPad
9 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.47%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.02%) Linux
2 6 (2.83%) Unix
3 3 (1.42%) HPUX
3 3 (1.42%) Solaris
3 3 (1.42%) Windows
4 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.47%) Android
5 1 (0.47%) FreeBSD
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (40.09%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (25.47%) TDD
3 46 (21.70%) E-Commerce
3 46 (21.70%) MVC
4 41 (19.34%) BDD
5 31 (14.62%) OO
6 27 (12.74%) Scrum
6 27 (12.74%) Software Engineering
6 27 (12.74%) Web Development
7 20 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (9.43%) DevOps
8 19 (8.96%) Unit Testing
9 16 (7.55%) ETL
10 15 (7.08%) Pair Programming
10 15 (7.08%) Performance Tuning
11 14 (6.60%) ATDD
12 11 (5.19%) Kanban
12 11 (5.19%) OO PHP
12 11 (5.19%) Open Source
13 10 (4.72%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 81 (38.21%) Java
2 68 (32.08%) JavaScript
3 65 (30.66%) SQL
4 39 (18.40%) C#
5 32 (15.09%) PHP
6 16 (7.55%) T-SQL
7 14 (6.60%) Python
8 9 (4.25%) Clojure
9 8 (3.77%) Go
9 8 (3.77%) Ruby
9 8 (3.77%) Rust
10 6 (2.83%) MATLAB
10 6 (2.83%) R
10 6 (2.83%) Scala
11 5 (2.36%) C
11 5 (2.36%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.89%) Haskell
12 4 (1.89%) VBScript
13 3 (1.42%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (1.89%) Degree
2 2 (0.94%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.19%) QA
2 8 (3.77%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.42%) Varnish
2 2 (0.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (5.19%) Ansible
1 11 (5.19%) Puppet
2 10 (4.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (13.21%) Oracle
2 25 (11.79%) Zend
3 18 (8.49%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.25%) Sybase
5 8 (3.77%) IBM
6 7 (3.30%) Informatica
7 5 (2.36%) hybris
8 3 (1.42%) ATG
8 3 (1.42%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.42%) Blue Martini
8 3 (1.42%) Elastic Path
8 3 (1.42%) Interwoven
9 2 (0.94%) Ektron
9 2 (0.94%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.94%) Teradata
10 1 (0.47%) CA
10 1 (0.47%) Netezza
10 1 (0.47%) Twitter
10 1 (0.47%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.47%) Xerox
Hertfordshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Market Rates
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Hertfordshire
Graham Matthews
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago