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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 5 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 29 41 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 20.71% 31.30% 32.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.86% 32.54% 33.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 17
Average daily rate
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£363 £353 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.83% -25.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £273 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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
139 126 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 99.29% 96.18% 97.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 63 34
Average daily rate £388 £375 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £18.93 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.67% +72.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-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 24 April 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 24 April 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 31 (63.27%) HTML
2 28 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 25 (51.02%) CSS
4 21 (42.86%) E-Commerce
5 18 (36.73%) Java
6 16 (32.65%) XHTML
6 16 (32.65%) User Experience
7 13 (26.53%) Semantic HTML
7 13 (26.53%) Linux
7 13 (26.53%) SQL
7 13 (26.53%) Oracle
8 12 (24.49%) JSP
8 12 (24.49%) JSTL
9 11 (22.45%) UNIX
9 11 (22.45%) W3C
9 11 (22.45%) CMS
9 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (20.41%) OO
10 10 (20.41%) Sass
10 10 (20.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (18.37%) Grunt
11 9 (18.37%) AngularJS
11 9 (18.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 9 (18.37%) Bower
11 9 (18.37%) Degree
11 9 (18.37%) MVC
12 8 (16.33%) MySQL
12 8 (16.33%) Oracle Database
12 8 (16.33%) Relational Database
13 7 (14.29%) PHP

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 11 (22.45%) CMS
2 9 (18.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (10.20%) Apache
4 2 (4.08%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.08%) Confluence
4 2 (4.08%) Drupal
5 1 (2.04%) WordPress
5 1 (2.04%) nginx
5 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.04%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Office
1 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Magento
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Tridion
3 1 (2.04%) SAP CO
3 1 (2.04%) SAP SD
3 1 (2.04%) SAP SM
3 1 (2.04%) SAP FI
3 1 (2.04%) SAP PS
3 1 (2.04%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) HTTP
1 3 (6.12%) Internet
2 1 (2.04%) 4G
2 1 (2.04%) LTE
2 1 (2.04%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (2.04%) 3GPP
2 1 (2.04%) 3G
2 1 (2.04%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) MySQL
1 8 (16.33%) Oracle Database
1 8 (16.33%) Relational Database
2 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.12%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.12%) DB2
3 3 (6.12%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.08%) Couchbase
4 2 (4.08%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.04%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.04%) Redis
5 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (18.37%) Grunt
1 9 (18.37%) Bower
2 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.16%) Xcode
3 4 (8.16%) ProC
3 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.12%) Subversion
5 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.08%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.08%) Mercurial
5 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.08%) StyleCop
5 2 (4.08%) JIRA
5 2 (4.08%) Fiddler
5 2 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.04%) Ant
6 1 (2.04%) JUnit
6 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (10.20%) Finance
1 5 (10.20%) Billing
2 4 (8.16%) Retail
3 2 (4.08%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (63.27%) HTML
2 25 (51.02%) CSS
3 16 (32.65%) XHTML
4 13 (26.53%) Semantic HTML
5 12 (24.49%) JSP
5 12 (24.49%) JSTL
6 10 (20.41%) Sass
6 10 (20.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 9 (18.37%) AngularJS
8 6 (12.24%) .NET
8 6 (12.24%) Web Services
9 5 (10.20%) HTML5
9 5 (10.20%) CSS3
9 5 (10.20%) LAMP
10 4 (8.16%) iOS SDK
10 4 (8.16%) PhoneGap
10 4 (8.16%) Android SDK
10 4 (8.16%) Worklight
10 4 (8.16%) jQuery
11 3 (6.12%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.65%) User Experience
2 11 (22.45%) W3C
3 6 (12.24%) Mobile App
4 5 (10.20%) Open Source
4 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (8.16%) Blackberry
5 4 (8.16%) iPad
5 4 (8.16%) iPhone
6 2 (4.08%) Clustering
6 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.04%) RIA
7 1 (2.04%) PDA
7 1 (2.04%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) Linux
2 11 (22.45%) UNIX
3 5 (10.20%) Apple iOS
4 4 (8.16%) Android
5 3 (6.12%) HPUX
6 2 (4.08%) Windows
6 2 (4.08%) AIX
7 1 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.86%) E-Commerce
2 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (20.41%) OO
4 9 (18.37%) MVC
5 5 (10.20%) iOS Development
5 5 (10.20%) Mobile Development
5 5 (10.20%) CRM
6 4 (8.16%) TDD
6 4 (8.16%) Scrum
6 4 (8.16%) Android Development
7 3 (6.12%) OO PHP
7 3 (6.12%) DevOps
7 3 (6.12%) SOA
7 3 (6.12%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.08%) Pair Programming
8 2 (4.08%) OOP
8 2 (4.08%) ETL
8 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.08%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 18 (36.73%) Java
3 13 (26.53%) SQL
4 7 (14.29%) PHP
5 6 (12.24%) Shell Script
6 5 (10.20%) PL/SQL
6 5 (10.20%) C#
7 4 (8.16%) Objective-C
7 4 (8.16%) C
8 3 (6.12%) C++
8 3 (6.12%) Perl
9 2 (4.08%) ABAP
9 2 (4.08%) PHP5
10 1 (2.04%) XPath
10 1 (2.04%) Clojure
10 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (4.08%) SCOM
2 1 (2.04%) Puppet
2 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (26.53%) Oracle
2 6 (12.24%) Zend
3 5 (10.20%) IBM
4 4 (8.16%) NetCracker
5 2 (4.08%) SAP
5 2 (4.08%) Splunk
5 2 (4.08%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (2.04%) Elastic Path
6 1 (2.04%) Sybase
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.04%) Nortel
6 1 (2.04%) Interwoven
6 1 (2.04%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.04%) Cognos
6 1 (2.04%) ATG
6 1 (2.04%) Blue Martini
6 1 (2.04%) Huawei