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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 3 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 32 24 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 24.06% 28.57% 33.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.24% 28.92% 35.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 3 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £413 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +30.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £363 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £463 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
132 83 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 99.25% 98.81% 96.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 21 34
Average daily rate £350 £400 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +31.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £98 £188 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £10.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £106.48 £50.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014, 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 31 (55.36%) JavaScript
2 28 (50.00%) Java
3 27 (48.21%) Finance
4 26 (46.43%) HTML
4 26 (46.43%) SQL
5 24 (42.86%) E-Commerce
6 23 (41.07%) CSS
7 22 (39.29%) JSP
8 18 (32.14%) Web Services
8 18 (32.14%) Manufacturing
9 17 (30.36%) Retail
10 16 (28.57%) J2EE
10 16 (28.57%) XHTML
11 14 (25.00%) T-SQL
11 14 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 14 (25.00%) Sybase
12 13 (23.21%) W3C
12 13 (23.21%) Hibernate
12 13 (23.21%) Spring
13 12 (21.43%) JSTL
13 12 (21.43%) Linux
13 12 (21.43%) OO
14 11 (19.64%) jQuery
14 11 (19.64%) Ajax
14 11 (19.64%) Sybase ASE
15 10 (17.86%) Internet
15 10 (17.86%) HTML5
15 10 (17.86%) CSS3
16 9 (16.07%) JSON
16 9 (16.07%) Semantic HTML

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 8 (14.29%) MQSeries
2 5 (8.93%) Tomcat
2 5 (8.93%) Adobe CQ
3 3 (5.36%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (5.36%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.57%) Mule
4 2 (3.57%) WordPress
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Tridion
2 2 (3.57%) Magento
3 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.86%) Internet
2 5 (8.93%) HTTP
3 1 (1.79%) Intranet
3 1 (1.79%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (19.64%) Sybase ASE
3 7 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 6 (10.71%) RDBMS
4 6 (10.71%) MySQL
5 5 (8.93%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (7.14%) DB2
6 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (5.36%) JasperReports
7 3 (5.36%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (14.29%) Eclipse
1 8 (14.29%) Log4j
1 8 (14.29%) Subversion
1 8 (14.29%) Ant
1 8 (14.29%) JUnit
2 5 (8.93%) Maven
3 3 (5.36%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 27 (48.21%) Finance
2 18 (32.14%) Manufacturing
3 17 (30.36%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Marketing
4 1 (1.79%) Advertising
4 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (46.43%) HTML
2 23 (41.07%) CSS
3 22 (39.29%) JSP
4 18 (32.14%) Web Services
5 16 (28.57%) XHTML
5 16 (28.57%) J2EE
6 13 (23.21%) Hibernate
6 13 (23.21%) Spring
7 12 (21.43%) JSTL
8 11 (19.64%) jQuery
8 11 (19.64%) Ajax
9 10 (17.86%) HTML5
9 10 (17.86%) CSS3
10 9 (16.07%) JSON
10 9 (16.07%) XML
10 9 (16.07%) .NET
10 9 (16.07%) Semantic HTML
11 8 (14.29%) Servlets
11 8 (14.29%) XSLT
11 8 (14.29%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.21%) W3C
2 8 (14.29%) Web 2.0
3 2 (3.57%) Clustering
4 1 (1.79%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.43%) Linux
2 8 (14.29%) UNIX
2 8 (14.29%) HPUX
2 8 (14.29%) Solaris
3 7 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.86%) E-Commerce
2 12 (21.43%) OO
3 8 (14.29%) Content Management
4 6 (10.71%) Data Modelling
5 4 (7.14%) Web Design
5 4 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (7.14%) Analytics
6 3 (5.36%) UML
6 3 (5.36%) RAD
6 3 (5.36%) CRM
6 3 (5.36%) Migration
6 3 (5.36%) Web Development
7 2 (3.57%) MVC
7 2 (3.57%) SEO
7 2 (3.57%) Workflow
7 2 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.57%) TDD
8 1 (1.79%) Functional Testing
8 1 (1.79%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (1.79%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 31 (55.36%) JavaScript
2 28 (50.00%) Java
3 26 (46.43%) SQL
4 14 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 8 (14.29%) C#
5 8 (14.29%) XPath
6 3 (5.36%) Bash Shell
6 3 (5.36%) Perl
7 2 (3.57%) PHP
7 2 (3.57%) ABAP
8 1 (1.79%) SAPscript
8 1 (1.79%) VB6
8 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.79%) Clojure
8 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) Sun Certification
1 5 (8.93%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (25.00%) Sybase
2 8 (14.29%) IBM
2 8 (14.29%) Interwoven
3 6 (10.71%) Oracle
4 5 (8.93%) Adobe
4 5 (8.93%) Sun
5 3 (5.36%) ATG
5 3 (5.36%) Blue Martini
5 3 (5.36%) Elastic Path
5 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.36%) SAP
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