The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 18 - 27
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 3.03% - 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.25% - 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.34 £36.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-0.44% +0.68%
Software 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
123 91 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 93.18% 96.81% 94.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 28 48
Average daily rate £400 £325 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -12.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £158 £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 8 7 5
Average hourly rate £24.00 £12.00 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +26.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Developer across the Watford region.

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) C++
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (50.00%) 3GPP
2 2 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Nortel
2 2 (50.00%) Ericsson
2 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (50.00%) 3G
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (50.00%) AIX
2 2 (50.00%) HPUX
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) 2G
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Huawei
2 2 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) 3GPP
1 2 (50.00%) 3G
1 2 (50.00%) 2G
1 2 (50.00%) LTE
1 2 (50.00%) 4G
1 2 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) AIX
2 2 (50.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (50.00%) Validation
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (50.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Nortel
2 2 (50.00%) Ericsson
2 2 (50.00%) Huawei
2 2 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks