The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 40 64 73
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 17 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.51% 0.16% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.66% 0.16% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£360 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.34 £36.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-0.44% +0.68%
Software 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
640 607 839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 94.40% 94.84% 92.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 315 422
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £519 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 40 61
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £9.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Software 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 Software Developer within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Hemel Hempstead - 5 £260 -
Watford - 4 - -
Stevenage - 2 £258 -
St Albans - 1 - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 1
Rickmansworth - - - -
Royston - - - -
Software Developer
East of England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 15 (62.50%) SQL
2 12 (50.00%) C#
3 11 (45.83%) .NET
3 11 (45.83%) Oracle
4 8 (33.33%) Java
4 8 (33.33%) Finance
4 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (29.17%) Mathematics
5 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
5 7 (29.17%) Windows
6 6 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (25.00%) PL/SQL
6 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (25.00%) C++
6 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (25.00%) .NET Framework
7 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (20.83%) Database Tuning
7 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (20.83%) Razor View Engine
7 5 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
7 5 (20.83%) MVC
7 5 (20.83%) WinForms
7 5 (20.83%) FTP
7 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (20.83%) DHTML
7 5 (20.83%) HTML

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.17%) Maya
3 1 (4.17%) 3ds Max
3 1 (4.17%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) FTP
2 3 (12.50%) 3G
2 3 (12.50%) 2G
2 3 (12.50%) LTE
2 3 (12.50%) 4G
2 3 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (12.50%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
2 5 (20.83%) DTS
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (20.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.17%) Xcode
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.33%) Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) .NET
2 6 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 5 (20.83%) Razor View Engine
3 5 (20.83%) ADO.NET
3 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET
3 5 (20.83%) Web Services
3 5 (20.83%) XML
3 5 (20.83%) DHTML
3 5 (20.83%) HTML
3 5 (20.83%) WinForms
4 2 (8.33%) Spring
4 2 (8.33%) Ajax
4 2 (8.33%) Hibernate
4 2 (8.33%) jQuery
4 2 (8.33%) REST
5 1 (4.17%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Mathematics
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (4.17%) Kinect
3 1 (4.17%) Physics
3 1 (4.17%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (4.17%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Linux
2 5 (20.83%) UNIX
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.33%) AIX
3 2 (8.33%) HPUX
4 1 (4.17%) Android
4 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.83%) MVC
2 5 (20.83%) Database Tuning
2 5 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (16.67%) BDD
3 4 (16.67%) TDD
4 3 (12.50%) Validation
4 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 3 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Management
5 2 (8.33%) DevOps
5 2 (8.33%) SOA
5 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (8.33%) OOP
5 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) SQL
2 12 (50.00%) C#
3 8 (33.33%) Java
4 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (25.00%) C++
4 6 (25.00%) PL/SQL
5 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
5 5 (20.83%) VBScript
5 5 (20.83%) VB.NET
6 3 (12.50%) Perl
7 2 (8.33%) Erlang
7 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
8 1 (4.17%) Lua
8 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Oracle
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Nortel
3 2 (8.33%) Ericsson
3 2 (8.33%) Huawei
3 2 (8.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (4.17%) Adobe