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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 7 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 28 27 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 19.86% 32.14% 27.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.29% 32.14% 28.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £281 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £48.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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
138 84 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 97.87% 100.00% 96.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 26 30
Average daily rate £350 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £135 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 3
Average hourly rate £13.75 £13.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.00 £50.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 (51.02%) JavaScript
2 22 (44.90%) SQL
2 22 (44.90%) Java
3 20 (40.82%) HTML
3 20 (40.82%) Finance
4 19 (38.78%) CSS
5 17 (34.69%) E-Commerce
6 16 (32.65%) JSP
6 16 (32.65%) Web Services
7 14 (28.57%) .NET
7 14 (28.57%) jQuery
8 13 (26.53%) Manufacturing
9 12 (24.49%) Retail
9 12 (24.49%) J2EE
9 12 (24.49%) Sybase
9 12 (24.49%) C#
9 12 (24.49%) T-SQL
10 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
10 11 (22.45%) ASP.NET
10 11 (22.45%) XHTML
10 11 (22.45%) Hibernate
10 11 (22.45%) Spring
10 11 (22.45%) Sybase ASE
10 11 (22.45%) User Experience
11 10 (20.41%) JSTL
11 10 (20.41%) W3C
12 9 (18.37%) Ajax
12 9 (18.37%) JSON
12 9 (18.37%) Semantic HTML
13 8 (16.33%) Internet

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 6 (12.24%) MQSeries
2 5 (10.20%) Tomcat
2 5 (10.20%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (4.08%) WordPress
4 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Magento
2 1 (2.04%) Tridion
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) Internet
2 5 (10.20%) HTTP
3 1 (2.04%) Intranet
3 1 (2.04%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
1 11 (22.45%) Sybase ASE
2 6 (12.24%) MySQL
3 5 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (10.20%) Relational Database
4 4 (8.16%) RDBMS
4 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.08%) DB2
6 1 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.04%) JasperReports
6 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Ant
1 6 (12.24%) JUnit
1 6 (12.24%) Eclipse
1 6 (12.24%) Log4j
1 6 (12.24%) Subversion
2 5 (10.20%) Maven
3 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 20 (40.82%) Finance
2 13 (26.53%) Manufacturing
3 12 (24.49%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (40.82%) HTML
2 19 (38.78%) CSS
3 16 (32.65%) Web Services
3 16 (32.65%) JSP
4 14 (28.57%) .NET
4 14 (28.57%) jQuery
5 12 (24.49%) J2EE
6 11 (22.45%) ASP.NET
6 11 (22.45%) XHTML
6 11 (22.45%) Hibernate
6 11 (22.45%) Spring
7 10 (20.41%) JSTL
8 9 (18.37%) JSON
8 9 (18.37%) Ajax
8 9 (18.37%) Semantic HTML
9 7 (14.29%) HTML5
9 7 (14.29%) CSS3
9 7 (14.29%) XML
10 6 (12.24%) XSLT
10 6 (12.24%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) User Experience
2 10 (20.41%) W3C
3 6 (12.24%) Web 2.0
4 1 (2.04%) RIA
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Linux
2 6 (12.24%) UNIX
2 6 (12.24%) HPUX
2 6 (12.24%) Solaris
3 5 (10.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) E-Commerce
2 7 (14.29%) OO
3 6 (12.24%) MVC
3 6 (12.24%) Data Modelling
3 6 (12.24%) Content Management
4 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.12%) CRM
5 3 (6.12%) Web Development
6 2 (4.08%) SEO
6 2 (4.08%) Workflow
6 2 (4.08%) TDD
7 1 (2.04%) B2B
7 1 (2.04%) Data Analysis
7 1 (2.04%) Logistics
7 1 (2.04%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.04%) Migration
7 1 (2.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.04%) Web Design
7 1 (2.04%) UML
7 1 (2.04%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 25 (51.02%) JavaScript
2 22 (44.90%) Java
2 22 (44.90%) SQL
3 12 (24.49%) T-SQL
3 12 (24.49%) C#
4 6 (12.24%) XPath
5 2 (4.08%) ABAP
5 2 (4.08%) PHP
6 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.04%) VB
6 1 (2.04%) Perl
6 1 (2.04%) SAPscript
6 1 (2.04%) VB6
6 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Sun Certification
1 5 (10.20%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (24.49%) Sybase
2 6 (12.24%) IBM
2 6 (12.24%) Interwoven
2 6 (12.24%) Oracle
3 5 (10.20%) Sun
4 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.08%) Adobe
4 2 (4.08%) SAP
5 1 (2.04%) ATG
5 1 (2.04%) Blue Martini
5 1 (2.04%) Elastic Path
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