The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 5 4 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 35 25 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 21.47% 27.47% 10.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.33% 28.09% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 6
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£363 £358 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.39% +12.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £403 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.88 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.06% -6.07%
Developer
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford 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
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
150 89 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 92.02% 97.80% 97.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 54 31
Average daily rate £375 £338 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £434 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 7
Average hourly rate £14.13 £23.86 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.78% -31.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Developer Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Watford region over the 3 months to 3 June 2015.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region that cited 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 Developer in their job title.

1 40 (70.18%) HTML
2 37 (64.91%) JavaScript
3 32 (56.14%) CSS
4 29 (50.88%) E-Commerce
5 23 (40.35%) XHTML
6 21 (36.84%) Java
7 17 (29.82%) User Experience
8 16 (28.07%) Semantic HTML
9 15 (26.32%) JSP
9 15 (26.32%) W3C
9 15 (26.32%) JSTL
10 13 (22.81%) Linux
10 13 (22.81%) SQL
11 12 (21.05%) OO
11 12 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 11 (19.30%) AngularJS
12 11 (19.30%) Sass
12 11 (19.30%) UNIX
12 11 (19.30%) Oracle
12 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (17.54%) CMS
14 9 (15.79%) MVC
14 9 (15.79%) Grunt
14 9 (15.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 9 (15.79%) Relational Database
14 9 (15.79%) Bower
15 8 (14.04%) jQuery
15 8 (14.04%) MySQL
15 8 (14.04%) IBM
16 7 (12.28%) .NET

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region that cited 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (17.54%) CMS
2 9 (15.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (8.77%) Apache
4 4 (7.02%) MQSeries
4 4 (7.02%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (7.02%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.51%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.75%) IIS
6 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.75%) Drupal
6 1 (1.75%) WordPress
6 1 (1.75%) nginx
6 1 (1.75%) Confluence
6 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Tridion
2 3 (5.26%) Magento
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (1.75%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.75%) SAP SM
4 1 (1.75%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.75%) SAP PS
4 1 (1.75%) Maximo
4 1 (1.75%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) Internet
2 3 (5.26%) HTTP
3 1 (1.75%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 8 (14.04%) MySQL
3 7 (12.28%) DB2
3 7 (12.28%) Oracle Database
4 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
5 4 (7.02%) RDBMS
6 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (3.51%) MongoDB
7 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.75%) Redis
8 1 (1.75%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.75%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 9 (15.79%) Grunt
1 9 (15.79%) Bower
2 7 (12.28%) Subversion
3 5 (8.77%) Git (software)
4 4 (7.02%) Ant
4 4 (7.02%) JUnit
4 4 (7.02%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 4 (7.02%) Eclipse
4 4 (7.02%) ProC
4 4 (7.02%) Log4j
4 4 (7.02%) Xcode
5 3 (5.26%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.75%) JIRA
7 1 (1.75%) Fiddler
7 1 (1.75%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (1.75%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (8.77%) Retail
1 5 (8.77%) Billing
2 3 (5.26%) Finance
3 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (70.18%) HTML
2 32 (56.14%) CSS
3 23 (40.35%) XHTML
4 16 (28.07%) Semantic HTML
5 15 (26.32%) JSP
5 15 (26.32%) JSTL
6 12 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 11 (19.30%) AngularJS
7 11 (19.30%) Sass
8 8 (14.04%) jQuery
9 7 (12.28%) .NET
9 7 (12.28%) Web Services
9 7 (12.28%) HTML5
9 7 (12.28%) CSS3
10 6 (10.53%) XML
10 6 (10.53%) Struts
10 6 (10.53%) JMS
10 6 (10.53%) Ajax
11 5 (8.77%) J2EE
11 5 (8.77%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (29.82%) User Experience
2 15 (26.32%) W3C
3 6 (10.53%) Mobile App
4 4 (7.02%) iPad
4 4 (7.02%) iPhone
4 4 (7.02%) Blackberry
4 4 (7.02%) Web 2.0
5 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.51%) Visualisation
6 2 (3.51%) RIA
6 2 (3.51%) Clustering
7 1 (1.75%) PKI
7 1 (1.75%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.75%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.81%) Linux
2 11 (19.30%) UNIX
3 5 (8.77%) Apple iOS
4 4 (7.02%) Android
4 4 (7.02%) HPUX
4 4 (7.02%) Solaris
5 2 (3.51%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.88%) E-Commerce
2 12 (21.05%) OO
3 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (15.79%) MVC
5 6 (10.53%) CRM
6 5 (8.77%) Open Source
6 5 (8.77%) iOS Development
6 5 (8.77%) Mobile Development
7 4 (7.02%) Scrum
7 4 (7.02%) Content Management
7 4 (7.02%) RAD
7 4 (7.02%) UML
7 4 (7.02%) Android Development
8 3 (5.26%) OO PHP
8 3 (5.26%) TDD
8 3 (5.26%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (3.51%) MVVM
9 2 (3.51%) Change Control
9 2 (3.51%) DevOps
9 2 (3.51%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 37 (64.91%) JavaScript
2 21 (36.84%) Java
3 13 (22.81%) SQL
4 6 (10.53%) PHP
4 6 (10.53%) C#
5 5 (8.77%) Perl
5 5 (8.77%) PL/SQL
5 5 (8.77%) Shell Script
6 4 (7.02%) Objective-C
6 4 (7.02%) XPath
6 4 (7.02%) Bash Shell
6 4 (7.02%) C
7 2 (3.51%) ABAP
8 1 (1.75%) Clojure
8 1 (1.75%) PHP5
8 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) CISSP
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) Firmware
2 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (1.75%) SCOM
1 1 (1.75%) Puppet
1 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) Oracle
2 8 (14.04%) IBM
3 5 (8.77%) Zend
4 4 (7.02%) Elastic Path
4 4 (7.02%) Interwoven
4 4 (7.02%) ATG
4 4 (7.02%) NetCracker
4 4 (7.02%) Blue Martini
5 2 (3.51%) Google
5 2 (3.51%) SAP
5 2 (3.51%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.51%) Facebook
6 1 (1.75%) Talend
6 1 (1.75%) Splunk
6 1 (1.75%) Cognos
6 1 (1.75%) Adobe
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