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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 62 65 61
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.48% 0.57% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.60% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £290 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.55% -42.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.06% -3.33%
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
588 666 622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 93.63% 94.47% 95.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 345 346
Average daily rate £420 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 48 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.30 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 March 2015. 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 - 2 - -
Hitchin - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Royston - - - -
St Albans - - - - 3
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Welwyn - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Software Developer
East of England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 11 (64.71%) C#
2 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 10 (58.82%) .NET
3 7 (41.18%) Oracle
3 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
4 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 6 (35.29%) C++
4 6 (35.29%) Windows
4 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (29.41%) .NET Framework
5 5 (29.41%) Database Tuning
5 5 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (29.41%) Razor View Engine
5 5 (29.41%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
5 5 (29.41%) Linux
5 5 (29.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (29.41%) ADO.NET
5 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
5 5 (29.41%) Web Services
5 5 (29.41%) XML
5 5 (29.41%) UNIX
5 5 (29.41%) DTS
5 5 (29.41%) DHTML
5 5 (29.41%) HTML
5 5 (29.41%) T-SQL
5 5 (29.41%) VBScript

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 (11.76%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.88%) Maya
3 1 (5.88%) 3ds Max
3 1 (5.88%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) FTP
2 3 (17.65%) 3G
2 3 (17.65%) 2G
2 3 (17.65%) LTE
2 3 (17.65%) 4G
2 3 (17.65%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (17.65%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2000
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
1 5 (29.41%) DTS
1 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
3 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 5 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.88%) Xcode
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) .NET
2 5 (29.41%) ADO.NET
2 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
2 5 (29.41%) Web Services
2 5 (29.41%) XML
2 5 (29.41%) DHTML
2 5 (29.41%) HTML
2 5 (29.41%) WinForms
2 5 (29.41%) .NET Framework
2 5 (29.41%) Razor View Engine
3 2 (11.76%) jQuery
3 2 (11.76%) REST
3 2 (11.76%) Spring
3 2 (11.76%) Ajax
3 2 (11.76%) Hibernate
4 1 (5.88%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Mathematics
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (5.88%) Kinect
3 1 (5.88%) Physics
3 1 (5.88%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (5.88%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) UNIX
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (11.76%) AIX
3 2 (11.76%) HPUX
4 1 (5.88%) Android
4 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) MVC
2 5 (29.41%) Database Tuning
2 5 (29.41%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (23.53%) BDD
3 4 (23.53%) TDD
4 3 (17.65%) Validation
4 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
4 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
4 3 (17.65%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Use Case
5 2 (11.76%) DevOps
5 2 (11.76%) SOA
5 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.76%) OOP
5 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) C#
2 10 (58.82%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) C++
3 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 5 (29.41%) T-SQL
4 5 (29.41%) VBScript
4 5 (29.41%) VB.NET
5 4 (23.53%) Java
6 3 (17.65%) Perl
7 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
7 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
8 1 (5.88%) Lua
8 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Nortel
2 2 (11.76%) Ericsson
2 2 (11.76%) Huawei
2 2 (11.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (5.88%) Adobe