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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 4 12 4
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 19 12 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 12.67% 13.95% 34.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.48% 13.95% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 20
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£325 £290 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -31.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £345 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £46.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.71%
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
141 86 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 94.00% 100.00% 96.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 33 42
Average daily rate £375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £138 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
Average hourly rate £24.00 £13.13 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.85% +38.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 25 (49.02%) SQL
2 18 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 17 (33.33%) Java
3 17 (33.33%) Finance
4 16 (31.37%) HTML
4 16 (31.37%) T-SQL
4 16 (31.37%) Sybase
5 15 (29.41%) CSS
5 15 (29.41%) Sybase ASE
6 14 (27.45%) SQL Server
7 12 (23.53%) .NET
8 11 (21.57%) C#
8 11 (21.57%) JSP
8 11 (21.57%) E-Commerce
8 11 (21.57%) Data Modelling
9 10 (19.61%) Web Services
10 9 (17.65%) Manufacturing
10 9 (17.65%) jQuery
11 8 (15.69%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (15.69%) Semantic HTML
11 8 (15.69%) User Experience
11 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (15.69%) Hibernate
11 8 (15.69%) Retail
11 8 (15.69%) Spring
11 8 (15.69%) Linux
11 8 (15.69%) J2EE
11 8 (15.69%) Oracle
11 8 (15.69%) ASP.NET
12 7 (13.73%) XHTML

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 3 (5.88%) Adobe CQ
1 3 (5.88%) Tomcat
1 3 (5.88%) MQSeries
2 2 (3.92%) WordPress
3 1 (1.96%) Confluence
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.96%) CMS
3 1 (1.96%) Drupal
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Magento
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) Internet
2 3 (5.88%) HTTP
3 2 (3.92%) 3GPP
3 2 (3.92%) 3G
3 2 (3.92%) 2G
3 2 (3.92%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (3.92%) 4G
3 2 (3.92%) LTE
4 1 (1.96%) Extranet
4 1 (1.96%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (29.41%) Sybase ASE
2 14 (27.45%) SQL Server
3 8 (15.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (9.80%) MySQL
5 4 (7.84%) Relational Database
6 3 (5.88%) RDBMS
6 3 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.96%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.96%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Subversion
2 3 (5.88%) Log4j
2 3 (5.88%) Maven
2 3 (5.88%) Ant
2 3 (5.88%) JUnit
2 3 (5.88%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.96%) Fiddler
4 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.96%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.96%) StyleCop
4 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.96%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.96%) JIRA
General
1 17 (33.33%) Finance
2 9 (17.65%) Manufacturing
3 8 (15.69%) Retail
4 2 (3.92%) Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (31.37%) HTML
2 15 (29.41%) CSS
3 12 (23.53%) .NET
4 11 (21.57%) JSP
5 10 (19.61%) Web Services
6 9 (17.65%) jQuery
7 8 (15.69%) Semantic HTML
7 8 (15.69%) Hibernate
7 8 (15.69%) Spring
7 8 (15.69%) J2EE
7 8 (15.69%) ASP.NET
8 7 (13.73%) XHTML
8 7 (13.73%) JSTL
9 5 (9.80%) CSS3
9 5 (9.80%) HTML5
9 5 (9.80%) Ajax
10 4 (7.84%) XML
10 4 (7.84%) SOAP
10 4 (7.84%) JSON
10 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) User Experience
1 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (13.73%) W3C
3 3 (5.88%) Web 2.0
4 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.96%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Linux
2 7 (13.73%) UNIX
3 5 (9.80%) HPUX
4 4 (7.84%) Windows
5 3 (5.88%) Solaris
6 2 (3.92%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.57%) E-Commerce
1 11 (21.57%) Data Modelling
2 7 (13.73%) MVC
3 6 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (9.80%) OO
5 4 (7.84%) CRM
5 4 (7.84%) TDD
6 3 (5.88%) Web Development
6 3 (5.88%) Content Management
6 3 (5.88%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.92%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.92%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (3.92%) SEO
7 2 (3.92%) Workflow
7 2 (3.92%) Validation
7 2 (3.92%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.92%) Performance Management
8 1 (1.96%) Data Migration
8 1 (1.96%) Data Cleansing
8 1 (1.96%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 25 (49.02%) SQL
2 18 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 17 (33.33%) Java
4 16 (31.37%) T-SQL
5 11 (21.57%) C#
6 4 (7.84%) C++
7 3 (5.88%) XPath
7 3 (5.88%) PHP
8 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.92%) Perl
8 2 (3.92%) ABAP
9 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.96%) PHP5
9 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.96%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) Degree
2 3 (5.88%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) SCOM
1 1 (1.96%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 16 (31.37%) Sybase
2 8 (15.69%) Oracle
3 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.88%) Sun
4 3 (5.88%) IBM
4 3 (5.88%) Interwoven
5 2 (3.92%) Ericsson
5 2 (3.92%) SAP
5 2 (3.92%) Huawei
5 2 (3.92%) Nortel
5 2 (3.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (1.96%) Zend
6 1 (1.96%) Splunk
6 1 (1.96%) Adobe