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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank - 60 57
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 0 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - 1.44% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.57% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 5
Average daily rate
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- £290 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -42.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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
653 699 605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 90.44% 91.73% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 357 306
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 44 38
Average hourly rate £14.85 £22.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +51.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) C#
2 8 (57.14%) .NET
3 6 (42.86%) Oracle
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (35.71%) WinForms
4 5 (35.71%) MVC
4 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (35.71%) FTP
4 5 (35.71%) DTS
4 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 5 (35.71%) Windows
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
4 5 (35.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (35.71%) ADO.NET
4 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
4 5 (35.71%) Web Services
4 5 (35.71%) XML
4 5 (35.71%) DHTML
4 5 (35.71%) HTML
4 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
4 5 (35.71%) VBScript
4 5 (35.71%) VB.NET
4 5 (35.71%) .NET Framework
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (35.71%) Database Tuning
4 5 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) FTP
2 2 (14.29%) LTE
2 2 (14.29%) 4G
2 2 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (14.29%) 2G
2 2 (14.29%) 3G
2 2 (14.29%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2000
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (35.71%) DTS
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 5 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 4 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) .NET
2 5 (35.71%) WinForms
2 5 (35.71%) ADO.NET
2 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
2 5 (35.71%) Web Services
2 5 (35.71%) XML
2 5 (35.71%) DHTML
2 5 (35.71%) HTML
2 5 (35.71%) .NET Framework
2 5 (35.71%) Razor View Engine
3 2 (14.29%) jQuery
3 2 (14.29%) REST
3 2 (14.29%) Spring
3 2 (14.29%) Ajax
3 2 (14.29%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) UNIX
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) AIX
3 2 (14.29%) HPUX
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) MVC
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (35.71%) Database Tuning
1 5 (35.71%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (21.43%) TDD
2 3 (21.43%) BDD
2 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Use Case
3 2 (14.29%) DevOps
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) OOP
3 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 2 (14.29%) Pair Programming
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Validation
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) C#
3 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
3 5 (35.71%) VBScript
3 5 (35.71%) VB.NET
4 4 (28.57%) Java
4 4 (28.57%) C++
5 2 (14.29%) Perl
5 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Huawei
2 1 (7.14%) Nortel
2 1 (7.14%) Ericsson
2 1 (7.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks