The median contractor rate for a Developer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Developer
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 117 110 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 19.76% 16.08% 18.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.38% 16.87% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 78 66
Median daily rate £463 £391 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.21% +4.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £483 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 574 652 678
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 96.96% 95.32% 95.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 320 351
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 51 44
Median hourly rate £30.00 £15.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.72% +12.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £7.85 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £49.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire that featured Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Hertfordshire

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Hertfordshire

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Hertfordshire

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Developer in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Hertfordshire

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hatfield +6 33 £525 +10.52% 5
Watford -3 19 £375 - 14
St Albans +2 8 £250 -15.96% 14
Stevenage +8 7 £300 -42.85% 4
Welwyn Garden City -9 3 £488 +50.00% 4
Hertford - 2 £331 -
Welwyn +2 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead -3 1 £360 -20.00% 8
Letchworth - 1 - - 7
Developer
East of England

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 123 (55.41%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (53.15%) Java
3 99 (44.59%) TDD
4 72 (32.43%) JavaScript
5 69 (31.08%) BDD
6 58 (26.13%) .NET
7 54 (24.32%) HTML
8 51 (22.97%) CSS
8 51 (22.97%) Scrum
9 48 (21.62%) C#
10 45 (20.27%) E-Commerce
11 44 (19.82%) Web Services
12 39 (17.57%) OO
13 37 (16.67%) SQL Server
13 37 (16.67%) Spring
13 37 (16.67%) RESTful
13 37 (16.67%) DevOps
14 35 (15.77%) SQL
15 34 (15.32%) ASP.NET
16 32 (14.41%) XML
17 30 (13.51%) Hibernate
17 30 (13.51%) MVC
17 30 (13.51%) AngularJS
18 26 (11.71%) Amazon AWS
19 24 (10.81%) ASP.NET Web API
20 23 (10.36%) Kanban
20 23 (10.36%) XSLT
21 22 (9.91%) Finance
21 22 (9.91%) Microsoft
21 22 (9.91%) jQuery

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (4.05%) IIS
1 9 (4.05%) WebLogic
2 8 (3.60%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.70%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.70%) WebLogic Portal
4 4 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.35%) CMS
5 3 (1.35%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.90%) Apache
6 2 (0.90%) Drupal
6 2 (0.90%) Magnolia
7 1 (0.45%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.45%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.45%) nginx
7 1 (0.45%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.90%) MS Office
2 2 (0.90%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.45%) Camtasia
3 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.80%) SAP HCM
3 3 (1.35%) Magento
4 1 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 26 (11.71%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.80%) Boomi
2 4 (1.80%) PaaS
2 4 (1.80%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.35%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.90%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.45%) GitHub
5 1 (0.45%) Office 365
5 1 (0.45%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.80%) TCP/IP
1 4 (1.80%) VoIP
1 4 (1.80%) Wireshark
2 3 (1.35%) SSL
3 2 (0.90%) HTTP
3 2 (0.90%) Internet
4 1 (0.45%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (5.41%) MongoDB
4 11 (4.95%) Apache Cassandra
4 11 (4.95%) NoSQL
5 10 (4.50%) Big Data
5 10 (4.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (4.05%) MySQL
7 8 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (3.15%) Relational Database
8 7 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (2.70%) Sybase ASE
10 5 (2.25%) Oracle Database
10 5 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.80%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (1.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 18 (8.11%) Git (software)
2 16 (7.21%) JIRA
3 10 (4.50%) Jenkins
3 10 (4.50%) Maven
4 9 (4.05%) Gradle
4 9 (4.05%) Visual Studio
5 8 (3.60%) Ant
6 6 (2.70%) Selenium
6 6 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (2.25%) FxCop
7 5 (2.25%) ReSharper
7 5 (2.25%) StyleCop
8 4 (1.80%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.80%) Moq
8 4 (1.80%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.80%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.35%) gulp
9 3 (1.35%) JBehave
9 3 (1.35%) Subversion
General
1 22 (9.91%) Finance
2 21 (9.46%) Retail
3 4 (1.80%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.35%) Law
5 2 (0.90%) Advertising
5 2 (0.90%) Front Office
5 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.90%) Publishing
6 1 (0.45%) Automotive
6 1 (0.45%) Interactive Media
6 1 (0.45%) Legal
6 1 (0.45%) Marketing
6 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (26.13%) .NET
2 54 (24.32%) HTML
3 51 (22.97%) CSS
4 44 (19.82%) Web Services
5 37 (16.67%) RESTful
5 37 (16.67%) Spring
6 34 (15.32%) ASP.NET
7 32 (14.41%) XML
8 30 (13.51%) AngularJS
8 30 (13.51%) Hibernate
9 24 (10.81%) ASP.NET Web API
10 23 (10.36%) XSLT
11 22 (9.91%) jQuery
12 20 (9.01%) .NET Framework
13 19 (8.56%) Entity Framework
13 19 (8.56%) RxJava
14 17 (7.66%) Node.js
15 16 (7.21%) ASP.NET MVC
16 15 (6.76%) HTML5
16 15 (6.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.31%) Algorithms
1 14 (6.31%) Data Structures
2 9 (4.05%) User Experience
3 8 (3.60%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.15%) DataPower
5 5 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.25%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.80%) Contactless
6 4 (1.80%) EMV
7 3 (1.35%) e-Learning
7 3 (1.35%) iPad
7 3 (1.35%) NHS
7 3 (1.35%) Video Editing
8 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.90%) FMCG
8 2 (0.90%) W3C
9 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.45%) RIA
9 1 (0.45%) SCADA
9 1 (0.45%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.41%) Android
1 12 (5.41%) Linux
2 11 (4.95%) Windows
3 6 (2.70%) Unix
4 5 (2.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (55.41%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (44.59%) TDD
3 69 (31.08%) BDD
4 51 (22.97%) Scrum
5 45 (20.27%) E-Commerce
6 39 (17.57%) OO
7 37 (16.67%) DevOps
8 30 (13.51%) MVC
9 23 (10.36%) Kanban
10 20 (9.01%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (8.11%) Microservices
12 16 (7.21%) Concurrent Programming
13 15 (6.76%) Front End Development
13 15 (6.76%) OOD
13 15 (6.76%) Open Source
13 15 (6.76%) Software Engineering
14 14 (6.31%) Complexity Analysis
15 13 (5.86%) Continuous Delivery
15 13 (5.86%) Pair Programming
16 12 (5.41%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 118 (53.15%) Java
2 72 (32.43%) JavaScript
3 48 (21.62%) C#
4 35 (15.77%) SQL
5 17 (7.66%) Scala
6 13 (5.86%) T-SQL
7 12 (5.41%) Clojure
7 12 (5.41%) Go
7 12 (5.41%) Rust
8 10 (4.50%) F#
8 10 (4.50%) Python
9 6 (2.70%) C
9 6 (2.70%) PHP
9 6 (2.70%) VBScript
9 6 (2.70%) XPath
10 5 (2.25%) Groovy
11 4 (1.80%) C++
11 4 (1.80%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.80%) Ruby
12 3 (1.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (2.25%) Degree
2 3 (1.35%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.76%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.45%) Docker
1 1 (0.45%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 19 (8.56%) Opscode Chef
1 19 (8.56%) Puppet
2 14 (6.31%) Ansible
3 7 (3.15%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 2 (0.90%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 22 (9.91%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.01%) Oracle
3 12 (5.41%) IBM
4 6 (2.70%) Google
4 6 (2.70%) Sybase
5 5 (2.25%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.80%) Dell
6 4 (1.80%) SAP
7 3 (1.35%) Zend
8 2 (0.90%) Apple
8 2 (0.90%) hybris
8 2 (0.90%) Telerik
9 1 (0.45%) Cognos
9 1 (0.45%) iManage
9 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.45%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.45%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.45%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.45%) Xerox
Watford, Hertfordshire
Whitby Munn
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Dupen Recruitment Services
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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