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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 67 - 77
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 7 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.82% - 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% - 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate
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£258 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.09%
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
815 466 906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.10% 94.33% 93.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 226 415
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 £172 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 42 63
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £50.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 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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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
Stevenage - 4 £258 - 2
Watford - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hertford - - - - 1
Letchworth - - - -
Royston - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Software Developer
East of England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 10 (55.56%) Java
2 9 (50.00%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) Oracle
3 7 (38.89%) PL/SQL
3 7 (38.89%) Oracle Forms
3 7 (38.89%) Finance
3 7 (38.89%) Mathematics
4 4 (22.22%) C++
5 3 (16.67%) C
5 3 (16.67%) C#
5 3 (16.67%) .NET
5 3 (16.67%) J2EE
5 3 (16.67%) Ant
5 3 (16.67%) JUnit
5 3 (16.67%) WebLogic
5 3 (16.67%) MVC
5 3 (16.67%) Hibernate
5 3 (16.67%) UML
5 3 (16.67%) VxWorks
5 3 (16.67%) Spring
5 3 (16.67%) Maven
5 3 (16.67%) Ajax
5 3 (16.67%) Dojo
5 3 (16.67%) Spring MVC
5 3 (16.67%) JPA
5 3 (16.67%) LTE
5 3 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
6 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.11%) Erlang

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (16.67%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (16.67%) Maven
2 3 (16.67%) Ant
2 3 (16.67%) JUnit
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
1 3 (16.67%) J2EE
1 3 (16.67%) Spring
1 3 (16.67%) Ajax
1 3 (16.67%) Dojo
1 3 (16.67%) Spring MVC
1 3 (16.67%) Hibernate
1 3 (16.67%) JPA
2 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.56%) JSON
3 1 (5.56%) MFC
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (5.56%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (5.56%) WinForms
3 1 (5.56%) WCF
3 1 (5.56%) WPF
3 1 (5.56%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Mathematics
2 3 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) VxWorks
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) MVC
1 3 (16.67%) UML
2 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
3 1 (5.56%) MVVM
3 1 (5.56%) Build Automation
3 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Java
2 9 (50.00%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) PL/SQL
4 4 (22.22%) C++
5 3 (16.67%) C
5 3 (16.67%) C#
6 2 (11.11%) Erlang
7 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle
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