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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 3 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 22 44 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 20.56% 29.93% 34.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.15% 32.35% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 21
Average daily rate
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£369 £320 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.23% -28.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £281 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £362 £500
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 £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
104 136 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 97.20% 92.52% 97.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 47 46
Average daily rate £388 £360 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% -15.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £18.75 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +70.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 19 (46.34%) HTML
2 16 (39.02%) JavaScript
3 14 (34.15%) SQL
3 14 (34.15%) CSS
4 11 (26.83%) .NET
5 10 (24.39%) Java
6 9 (21.95%) C#
6 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
6 9 (21.95%) E-Commerce
6 9 (21.95%) Degree
6 9 (21.95%) User Experience
7 8 (19.51%) MVC
8 7 (17.07%) OO
8 7 (17.07%) Sybase
8 7 (17.07%) Oracle
8 7 (17.07%) T-SQL
8 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (17.07%) Semantic HTML
9 6 (14.63%) Mobile App
9 6 (14.63%) HTML5
9 6 (14.63%) Sybase ASE
9 6 (14.63%) Data Modelling
10 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET
10 5 (12.20%) W3C
10 5 (12.20%) JSP
10 5 (12.20%) UNIX
10 5 (12.20%) Linux
10 5 (12.20%) XHTML
10 5 (12.20%) Git (software)
10 5 (12.20%) JSTL

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 5 (12.20%) CMS
2 3 (7.32%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (4.88%) Confluence
3 2 (4.88%) Drupal
4 1 (2.44%) Apache
4 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.44%) nginx
4 1 (2.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.88%) MS Office
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 2 (4.88%) Radio Access Network
1 2 (4.88%) 4G
1 2 (4.88%) 2G
1 2 (4.88%) LTE
1 2 (4.88%) 3G
1 2 (4.88%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.63%) Sybase ASE
3 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (7.32%) MySQL
4 3 (7.32%) NoSQL
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
4 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.88%) Couchbase
5 2 (4.88%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.44%) DB2
6 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.44%) CouchDB
6 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.44%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.76%) Xcode
3 3 (7.32%) Cucumber
3 3 (7.32%) Grunt
3 3 (7.32%) Bower
4 2 (4.88%) SpecFlow
4 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.88%) Mercurial
4 2 (4.88%) StyleCop
4 2 (4.88%) Subversion
4 2 (4.88%) JIRA
4 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.88%) Fiddler
4 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
1 3 (7.32%) Retail
2 2 (4.88%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (46.34%) HTML
2 14 (34.15%) CSS
3 11 (26.83%) .NET
4 7 (17.07%) Semantic HTML
5 6 (14.63%) HTML5
6 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET
6 5 (12.20%) JSP
6 5 (12.20%) XHTML
6 5 (12.20%) JSTL
6 5 (12.20%) jQuery
6 5 (12.20%) CSS3
7 4 (9.76%) Worklight
7 4 (9.76%) Android SDK
7 4 (9.76%) PhoneGap
7 4 (9.76%) iOS SDK
7 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (7.32%) Symfony
8 3 (7.32%) Yii
8 3 (7.32%) Laravel
8 3 (7.32%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) User Experience
2 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (14.63%) Mobile App
4 5 (12.20%) W3C
5 4 (9.76%) iPad
5 4 (9.76%) iPhone
5 4 (9.76%) Blackberry
6 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.44%) Clustering
7 1 (2.44%) PDA
7 1 (2.44%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) UNIX
1 5 (12.20%) Linux
1 5 (12.20%) Apple iOS
2 4 (9.76%) Android
3 2 (4.88%) Windows
3 2 (4.88%) AIX
3 2 (4.88%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) E-Commerce
2 8 (19.51%) MVC
3 7 (17.07%) OO
4 6 (14.63%) Data Modelling
5 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (12.20%) TDD
5 5 (12.20%) iOS Development
6 4 (9.76%) Android Development
7 2 (4.88%) DevOps
7 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.88%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.88%) Pair Programming
7 2 (4.88%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (4.88%) Performance Management
7 2 (4.88%) OOP
7 2 (4.88%) Validation
7 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.88%) SOA
8 1 (2.44%) Project Management
8 1 (2.44%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) JavaScript
2 14 (34.15%) SQL
3 10 (24.39%) Java
4 9 (21.95%) C#
5 7 (17.07%) T-SQL
6 4 (9.76%) Objective-C
6 4 (9.76%) C++
6 4 (9.76%) PHP
7 2 (4.88%) PHP5
7 2 (4.88%) ABAP
7 2 (4.88%) Perl
7 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (21.95%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
2 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
2 1 (2.44%) Puppet
2 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Sybase
1 7 (17.07%) Oracle
2 4 (9.76%) IBM
3 3 (7.32%) Zend
4 2 (4.88%) Splunk
4 2 (4.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (4.88%) Huawei
4 2 (4.88%) SAP
4 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.88%) Nortel
4 2 (4.88%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.44%) Cognos
5 1 (2.44%) Atlassian