Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 3 1
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 310 224 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 19.86% 16.34% 18.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.36% 16.91% 19.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 144 190
Hertfordshire median daily rate £388 £414 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.34% +14.14% +3.57%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £240
90th Percentile £538 £538 £500
East of England median daily rate £388 £375 £367
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.25% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 - £34.50
10th Percentile £16.25 - £31.25
90th Percentile £18.75 - £39.65
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +16.13% +3.33% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies in Hertfordshire with a recognized job title 1451 1325 1532
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.95% 96.64% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 762 775
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £200 £208 £190
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 80 158
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.17 £14.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.40% -15.94% +11.29%
10th Percentile £11.13 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £43.68 £53.75 £41.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year -18.86% +4.17% +5.00%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford 0 131 £363 -14.71% 13
Rickmansworth +10 22 £345 -1.43% 3
St Albans +1 16 £325 -27.78% 7
Hatfield -9 15 £438 -16.67% 9
Welwyn Garden City -4 14 £450 +2.86% 5
Stevenage +2 13 £363 - 4
Hemel Hempstead +12 12 £350 - 11
Letchworth 0 10 £388 +19.23% 4
Borehamwood +1 5 £275 -26.67% 1
Hertford 0 3 £319 - 5
Royston +1 1 £450 +33.33% 1
Berkhamsted - 1 - - 1
Harpenden - 1 - - 1
Waltham Cross - 1 £563 - 3
Cheshunt - 1 £325 -
Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 116 (37.42%) JavaScript
1 116 (37.42%) SQL
2 99 (31.94%) HTML
3 98 (31.61%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (30.97%) MVC
5 94 (30.32%) Java
6 90 (29.03%) Finance
7 85 (27.42%) .NET
8 83 (26.77%) CSS
9 81 (26.13%) C#
10 72 (23.23%) SQL Server
11 56 (18.06%) TDD
11 56 (18.06%) Spring
12 50 (16.13%) JSON
13 45 (14.52%) HTML5
14 43 (13.87%) AngularJS
14 43 (13.87%) Web Services
15 40 (12.90%) Microsoft
15 40 (12.90%) Git (software)
16 38 (12.26%) Spring MVC
16 38 (12.26%) jQuery
16 38 (12.26%) JSP
17 36 (11.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 35 (11.29%) Oracle
19 34 (10.97%) Data Warehouse
19 34 (10.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 33 (10.65%) Business Intelligence
21 32 (10.32%) Web Development
22 31 (10.00%) ASP.NET
23 30 (9.68%) XML

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 16 (5.16%) WebSphere
2 15 (4.84%) Apache
3 14 (4.52%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.58%) IIS
5 7 (2.26%) nginx
6 5 (1.61%) CMS
6 5 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.61%) Moodle
7 4 (1.29%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.29%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.97%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.65%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.65%) Commerce Server
9 2 (0.65%) Confluence
9 2 (0.65%) SAS
9 2 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.65%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.32%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (3.23%) Magento
2 6 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.29%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.65%) HFM
4 2 (0.65%) iTrent
4 2 (0.65%) Maximo
4 2 (0.65%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.32%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.32%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.61%) SaaS
4 3 (0.97%) npm
5 2 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.65%) Boomi
5 2 (0.65%) Office 365
5 2 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.32%) IaaS
6 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.29%) Internet
2 3 (0.97%) Firewall
2 3 (0.97%) HTTP
3 2 (0.65%) SMS
3 2 (0.65%) SMTP
3 2 (0.65%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.32%) DNS
4 1 (0.32%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.32%) IMAP
4 1 (0.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (23.23%) SQL Server
2 36 (11.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (10.97%) Data Warehouse
3 34 (10.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (7.42%) MySQL
5 21 (6.77%) MongoDB
6 16 (5.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (4.52%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (4.52%) Redis
8 13 (4.19%) Relational Database
9 11 (3.55%) Power BI
10 10 (3.23%) Oracle Database
10 10 (3.23%) Qlik Sense
10 10 (3.23%) Sybase ASE
11 9 (2.90%) NoSQL
12 8 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (2.58%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (2.26%) Big Data
13 7 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 40 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 21 (6.77%) Visual Studio
3 18 (5.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (4.19%) Subversion
5 10 (3.23%) gulp
5 10 (3.23%) webpack
6 8 (2.58%) Grunt
7 7 (2.26%) JIRA
7 7 (2.26%) Maven
8 6 (1.94%) IntelliJ
8 6 (1.94%) Jenkins
8 6 (1.94%) Toad
8 6 (1.94%) XMLSpy
9 4 (1.29%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.29%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.29%) JUnit
9 4 (1.29%) Vagrant
9 4 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.97%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.97%) Moq
General
1 90 (29.03%) Finance
2 14 (4.52%) Retail
3 11 (3.55%) French Language
4 10 (3.23%) Games
4 10 (3.23%) Publishing
5 6 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.61%) Automotive
7 3 (0.97%) Advertising
7 3 (0.97%) Interactive Media
7 3 (0.97%) Marketing
8 2 (0.65%) Back Office
8 2 (0.65%) Front Office
8 2 (0.65%) Legal
8 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.32%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (31.94%) HTML
2 85 (27.42%) .NET
3 83 (26.77%) CSS
4 56 (18.06%) Spring
5 50 (16.13%) JSON
6 45 (14.52%) HTML5
7 43 (13.87%) AngularJS
7 43 (13.87%) Web Services
8 38 (12.26%) jQuery
8 38 (12.26%) JSP
8 38 (12.26%) Spring MVC
9 31 (10.00%) ASP.NET
10 30 (9.68%) XML
11 28 (9.03%) REST
12 26 (8.39%) RESTful
13 24 (7.74%) React
13 24 (7.74%) WCF
14 22 (7.10%) ASP.NET Web API
15 19 (6.13%) CSS3
15 19 (6.13%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.13%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (2.90%) Computer Science
2 9 (2.90%) DataPower
2 9 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (2.90%) Mobile App
3 8 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (1.61%) e-Learning
4 5 (1.61%) Graphic Design
4 5 (1.61%) Learning Management System
4 5 (1.61%) VLE
5 4 (1.29%) Fintech
5 4 (1.29%) User Experience
6 3 (0.97%) NHS
7 2 (0.65%) FMCG
7 2 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.65%) Robotics
7 2 (0.65%) W3C
8 1 (0.32%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.32%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.32%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 29 (9.35%) Linux
2 17 (5.48%) Windows
3 6 (1.94%) Unix
4 5 (1.61%) Android
5 3 (0.97%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.65%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.32%) HPUX
7 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.32%) Solaris
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (31.61%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (30.97%) MVC
3 56 (18.06%) TDD
4 33 (10.65%) Business Intelligence
5 32 (10.32%) Web Development
6 30 (9.68%) OO
7 28 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (8.39%) BDD
8 26 (8.39%) Data Modelling
8 26 (8.39%) E-Commerce
9 23 (7.42%) Front End Development
10 20 (6.45%) Microservices
10 20 (6.45%) Scrum
10 20 (6.45%) SDLC
10 20 (6.45%) SOLID
11 18 (5.81%) Pair Programming
11 18 (5.81%) Unit Testing
12 17 (5.48%) ETL
13 16 (5.16%) Open Source
13 16 (5.16%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 116 (37.42%) JavaScript
1 116 (37.42%) SQL
2 94 (30.32%) Java
3 81 (26.13%) C#
4 26 (8.39%) T-SQL
5 22 (7.10%) Ruby
6 21 (6.77%) PHP
7 12 (3.87%) PL/SQL
8 11 (3.55%) Groovy
9 10 (3.23%) Python
10 9 (2.90%) PowerShell
11 8 (2.58%) Scala
12 7 (2.26%) C
12 7 (2.26%) C++
13 6 (1.94%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.61%) Perl
14 5 (1.61%) R
15 4 (1.29%) VBA
15 4 (1.29%) VBScript
16 3 (0.97%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 9 (2.90%) Degree
2 6 (1.94%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (0.97%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.65%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.87%) QA
2 6 (1.94%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.94%) Docker
2 2 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (4.19%) Ansible
2 7 (2.26%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 4 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 40 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 35 (11.29%) Oracle
3 15 (4.84%) IBM
4 10 (3.23%) Sybase
5 9 (2.90%) Zend
6 7 (2.26%) SAP
7 6 (1.94%) Altova
7 6 (1.94%) New Relic
8 5 (1.61%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.61%) Demandware
8 5 (1.61%) hybris
8 5 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.29%) Alteryx
9 4 (1.29%) Tableau
10 3 (0.97%) Cognos
10 3 (0.97%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.97%) Teradata
10 3 (0.97%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.65%) Dell
11 2 (0.65%) VMware