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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 4 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 20 25 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 17.24% 23.36% 31.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.35% 24.75% 32.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 18
Average daily rate
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£375 £315 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £266 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £358 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.23% -7.14%
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
109 101 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 93.97% 94.39% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 28 46
Average daily rate £425 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.92% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £140 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £23.50 £16.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 18 (43.90%) SQL
2 15 (36.59%) HTML
3 13 (31.71%) JavaScript
4 11 (26.83%) Java
4 11 (26.83%) .NET
4 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
4 11 (26.83%) CSS
5 9 (21.95%) Sybase
5 9 (21.95%) T-SQL
5 9 (21.95%) C#
6 8 (19.51%) Oracle
6 8 (19.51%) E-Commerce
6 8 (19.51%) Data Modelling
6 8 (19.51%) Sybase ASE
6 8 (19.51%) Degree
7 7 (17.07%) OO
7 7 (17.07%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (14.63%) User Experience
8 6 (14.63%) Semantic HTML
8 6 (14.63%) jQuery
8 6 (14.63%) Linux
8 6 (14.63%) UNIX
8 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (14.63%) MVC
9 5 (12.20%) Finance
9 5 (12.20%) TDD
9 5 (12.20%) Retail
10 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
10 4 (9.76%) REST

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 4 (9.76%) CMS
1 4 (9.76%) Adobe CQ
2 2 (4.88%) Drupal
2 2 (4.88%) Confluence
2 2 (4.88%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.88%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Office
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (2.44%) SAP SD
2 1 (2.44%) SAP SM
2 1 (2.44%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.44%) SAP PS
2 1 (2.44%) Maximo
2 1 (2.44%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) Internet
2 2 (4.88%) 3GPP
2 2 (4.88%) HTTP
2 2 (4.88%) 3G
2 2 (4.88%) 2G
2 2 (4.88%) LTE
2 2 (4.88%) 4G
2 2 (4.88%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (2.44%) Intranet
3 1 (2.44%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
2 8 (19.51%) Sybase ASE
3 7 (17.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (9.76%) MySQL
5 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.88%) Couchbase
6 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
6 2 (4.88%) NoSQL
6 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (4.88%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Subversion
1 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.88%) Mercurial
2 2 (4.88%) StyleCop
2 2 (4.88%) Cucumber
2 2 (4.88%) SpecFlow
2 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.88%) Grunt
2 2 (4.88%) Bower
2 2 (4.88%) Maven
2 2 (4.88%) JIRA
2 2 (4.88%) Fiddler
2 2 (4.88%) Ant
2 2 (4.88%) JUnit
2 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.88%) Eclipse
2 2 (4.88%) Log4j
2 2 (4.88%) Xcode
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
1 5 (12.20%) Retail
2 3 (7.32%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.88%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Billing
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (36.59%) HTML
2 11 (26.83%) .NET
2 11 (26.83%) CSS
3 6 (14.63%) jQuery
3 6 (14.63%) Semantic HTML
4 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET
4 4 (9.76%) JSTL
4 4 (9.76%) REST
4 4 (9.76%) JSP
4 4 (9.76%) XHTML
5 3 (7.32%) J2EE
5 3 (7.32%) Hibernate
5 3 (7.32%) CSS3
5 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (7.32%) HTML5
5 3 (7.32%) Spring
6 2 (4.88%) XMLBeans
6 2 (4.88%) Ajax
6 2 (4.88%) JSON
6 2 (4.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.63%) User Experience
3 4 (9.76%) W3C
4 3 (7.32%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.88%) iPhone
5 2 (4.88%) iPad
5 2 (4.88%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.88%) Web 2.0
6 1 (2.44%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) UNIX
1 6 (14.63%) Linux
2 4 (9.76%) HPUX
3 2 (4.88%) Solaris
3 2 (4.88%) Windows
3 2 (4.88%) AIX
3 2 (4.88%) Android
3 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) E-Commerce
1 8 (19.51%) Data Modelling
2 7 (17.07%) OO
3 6 (14.63%) MVC
3 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.20%) TDD
5 2 (4.88%) Pair Programming
5 2 (4.88%) Content Management
5 2 (4.88%) Software Engineering
5 2 (4.88%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (4.88%) Web Development
5 2 (4.88%) SOA
5 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.88%) Performance Management
5 2 (4.88%) Data Migration
5 2 (4.88%) Validation
5 2 (4.88%) Migration
5 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.88%) Android Development
5 2 (4.88%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (43.90%) SQL
2 13 (31.71%) JavaScript
3 11 (26.83%) Java
4 9 (21.95%) C#
4 9 (21.95%) T-SQL
5 4 (9.76%) C++
6 3 (7.32%) ABAP
7 2 (4.88%) Perl
7 2 (4.88%) PHP
7 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.88%) Objective-C
7 2 (4.88%) XPath
7 2 (4.88%) PHP5
8 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.44%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) Sun Certification
3 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (4.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Sybase
2 8 (19.51%) Oracle
3 4 (9.76%) IBM
4 3 (7.32%) SAP
5 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.88%) Sun
5 2 (4.88%) Nortel
5 2 (4.88%) Interwoven
5 2 (4.88%) Ericsson
5 2 (4.88%) Huawei
5 2 (4.88%) Zend
5 2 (4.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (4.88%) Splunk
6 1 (2.44%) Adobe
6 1 (2.44%) Cognos