The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Hertfordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 58 57 64
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 11 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.42% 0.63% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 0.66% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Average daily rate £290 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £22.00 - £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +15.38%
Job Titles Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
716 606 919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 92.27% 95.89% 95.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 308 436
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £563 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 29 81
Average hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -34.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £39.30 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Software Developer
East of England

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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Letchworth - 3 - -
Stevenage - 3 £290 - 2
Watford -15 1 £250 -50.00% 1
St Albans - - - - 1
Borehamwood - - - - 1
Harpenden - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Kings Langley - - - - 1
Software Developer
East of England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) CSS
2 4 (33.33%) OO
2 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) VxWorks
3 3 (25.00%) OOP
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (25.00%) XML
3 3 (25.00%) XSL
3 3 (25.00%) XSLT
3 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle
3 3 (25.00%) IIS
3 3 (25.00%) VBScript
3 3 (25.00%) VB
3 3 (25.00%) C
3 3 (25.00%) C++
3 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) VB6
3 3 (25.00%) JIRA
3 3 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 3 (25.00%) QA
3 3 (25.00%) LTE
3 3 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (16.67%) HTML
4 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 2 (16.67%) .NET

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (8.33%) Liferay
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) LTE
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MS Access
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) CSS
2 3 (25.00%) XML
2 3 (25.00%) XSL
2 3 (25.00%) XSLT
3 2 (16.67%) HTML
3 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (8.33%) Web Services
4 1 (8.33%) J2EE
4 1 (8.33%) COM+
4 1 (8.33%) WCF
4 1 (8.33%) LINQ
4 1 (8.33%) GWT
4 1 (8.33%) jQuery
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (8.33%) JSON
4 1 (8.33%) JSF
4 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (8.33%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mathematics
1 3 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) OO
2 3 (25.00%) OOP
3 1 (8.33%) UML
3 1 (8.33%) Data Management
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) TDD
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (25.00%) VBScript
3 3 (25.00%) VB
3 3 (25.00%) C
3 3 (25.00%) C++
3 3 (25.00%) VB6
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (8.33%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) JBoss
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Brunel
Salary: competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago