Period
to 12 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 344 337 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 21.51% 20.93% 16.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.15% 22.48% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 253 157
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -8.82% +21.43%
10th Percentile £295 £300 £269
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
East of England median daily rate £448 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +15.48% +3.33% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £41.25 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +135.71% - -
East of England median hourly rate £43.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% +12.50% +6.67%

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 1,486 1,499 1,369
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.93% 93.11% 96.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 766 789
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £188 £200 £210
90th Percentile £556 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 128 84
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +20.69% -15.94%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.13 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £52.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.35 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -13.24% - -4.78%

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 12 December 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 12 December 2018. 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 97 £450 +23.29% 35
Welwyn Garden City -1 33 £513 -2.38% 3
Rickmansworth -1 26 £380 +16.92% 3
Hatfield +11 21 £413 - 7
Hemel Hempstead 0 21 £420 +20.00% 2
Stevenage -2 21 £463 +27.59% 9
Hitchin - 12 £450 - 4
St Albans 0 11 £338 +3.85% 22
Borehamwood -1 7 £475 +30.14% 6
Waltham Cross +3 4 £300 -46.67% 3
Letchworth 0 3 £200 -48.39% 1
Royston 0 3 £375 -16.67% 3
Berkhamsted 0 2 £525 - 2
Broxbourne - 1 £413 -
Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 133 (38.66%) SQL
2 121 (35.17%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (28.49%) SQL Server
4 95 (27.62%) C#
5 92 (26.74%) JavaScript
6 85 (24.71%) Java
7 84 (24.42%) .NET
8 82 (23.84%) HTML
9 76 (22.09%) CSS
10 69 (20.06%) TDD
11 67 (19.48%) MVC
12 65 (18.90%) REST
13 58 (16.86%) T-SQL
14 56 (16.28%) Web Services
15 54 (15.70%) Microsoft
16 52 (15.12%) Finance
17 51 (14.83%) Business Intelligence
18 48 (13.95%) Oracle
19 47 (13.66%) ASP.NET
20 45 (13.08%) Spring
21 44 (12.79%) Visual Studio
22 43 (12.50%) Migration
23 41 (11.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 41 (11.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 41 (11.92%) AngularJS
24 39 (11.34%) HTML5
24 39 (11.34%) ETL
25 37 (10.76%) XML
25 37 (10.76%) jQuery
26 32 (9.30%) JIRA

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 30 (8.72%) SharePoint
2 14 (4.07%) SharePoint 2013
3 9 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (2.33%) CMS
4 8 (2.33%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.03%) Apache
6 5 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (1.16%) Confluence
8 3 (0.87%) IIS
8 3 (0.87%) Mule
8 3 (0.87%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.58%) SAS
10 1 (0.29%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.29%) CICS
10 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.16%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.29%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (2.03%) HFM
2 6 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.74%) Hyperion Planning
2 6 (1.74%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.87%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.87%) Magento
4 2 (0.58%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.29%) Lorenzo
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.29%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.40%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (5.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.36%) Office 365
4 4 (1.16%) SaaS
5 3 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.58%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (0.58%) npm
7 1 (0.29%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (0.29%) Force.com
7 1 (0.29%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.62%) Internet
2 6 (1.74%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.45%) 3GPP
3 5 (1.45%) HTTP
3 5 (1.45%) LTE
3 5 (1.45%) VoIP
4 4 (1.16%) DHCP
4 4 (1.16%) IGMP
4 4 (1.16%) PBX
4 4 (1.16%) RTCP
4 4 (1.16%) RTP
4 4 (1.16%) SNMP
4 4 (1.16%) VLAN
4 4 (1.16%) Wireless
4 4 (1.16%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.87%) Firewall
5 3 (0.87%) LAN
5 3 (0.87%) SpaceWire
5 3 (0.87%) WCDMA
6 2 (0.58%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (28.49%) SQL Server
2 41 (11.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 41 (11.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (6.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 24 (6.98%) Sybase ASE
5 17 (4.94%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (4.94%) Power BI
6 15 (4.36%) SQL Server 2016
7 13 (3.78%) MongoDB
8 11 (3.20%) Relational Database
8 11 (3.20%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (2.62%) Oracle Database
10 8 (2.33%) MySQL
10 8 (2.33%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (2.03%) Essbase
11 7 (2.03%) Oracle Database 12c
11 7 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (2.03%) PowerCenter
11 7 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 44 (12.79%) Visual Studio
2 32 (9.30%) JIRA
3 30 (8.72%) Subversion
4 25 (7.27%) Git (software)
5 21 (6.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (4.07%) Visual Studio Code
7 13 (3.78%) Jenkins
8 11 (3.20%) Eclipse
9 9 (2.62%) gulp
10 7 (2.03%) Maven
11 6 (1.74%) JUnit
12 4 (1.16%) Eclipse RCP
12 4 (1.16%) GDB
12 4 (1.16%) Grunt
12 4 (1.16%) NUnit
12 4 (1.16%) Oracle APEX
12 4 (1.16%) ReSharper
12 4 (1.16%) Toad
12 4 (1.16%) Valgrind
12 4 (1.16%) webpack
General
1 52 (15.12%) Finance
2 16 (4.65%) Retail
3 13 (3.78%) Law
4 9 (2.62%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.74%) Advertising
5 6 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.45%) Marketing
7 3 (0.87%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.87%) Avionics
7 3 (0.87%) Back Office
7 3 (0.87%) Legal
7 3 (0.87%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.58%) Military
9 1 (0.29%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (24.42%) .NET
2 82 (23.84%) HTML
3 76 (22.09%) CSS
4 65 (18.90%) REST
5 56 (16.28%) Web Services
6 47 (13.66%) ASP.NET
7 45 (13.08%) Spring
8 41 (11.92%) AngularJS
9 39 (11.34%) HTML5
10 37 (10.76%) jQuery
10 37 (10.76%) XML
11 26 (7.56%) JSON
12 25 (7.27%) SOAP
13 24 (6.98%) Spring MVC
14 22 (6.40%) ASP.NET MVC
14 22 (6.40%) Spring Boot
15 20 (5.81%) React
16 18 (5.23%) ASP.NET Web API
16 18 (5.23%) Node.js
16 18 (5.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.52%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (4.65%) Reference Data
4 9 (2.62%) User Experience
5 6 (1.74%) NHS
6 5 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.16%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.16%) e-Health
7 4 (1.16%) LIMS
7 4 (1.16%) PACS
7 4 (1.16%) Social Media
8 3 (0.87%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.87%) Machine to Machine
9 2 (0.58%) Fintech
9 2 (0.58%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.58%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.29%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.29%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.69%) Linux
2 14 (4.07%) Windows
3 3 (0.87%) Android
3 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.58%) VxWorks
4 2 (0.58%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.29%) CentOS
5 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.29%) Unix
5 1 (0.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (35.17%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (20.06%) TDD
3 67 (19.48%) MVC
4 51 (14.83%) Business Intelligence
5 43 (12.50%) Migration
6 39 (11.34%) ETL
7 32 (9.30%) Microservices
8 31 (9.01%) BDD
9 29 (8.43%) Data Migration
10 28 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
11 25 (7.27%) DevOps
12 24 (6.98%) Test Automation
13 22 (6.40%) Front End Development
13 22 (6.40%) Scrum
13 22 (6.40%) Web Development
14 21 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (6.10%) E-Commerce
14 21 (6.10%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 21 (6.10%) SDLC
14 21 (6.10%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 133 (38.66%) SQL
2 95 (27.62%) C#
3 92 (26.74%) JavaScript
4 85 (24.71%) Java
5 58 (16.86%) T-SQL
6 32 (9.30%) Java 8
7 23 (6.69%) PL/SQL
8 14 (4.07%) PowerShell
9 13 (3.78%) C
10 12 (3.49%) Python
11 10 (2.91%) C++
11 10 (2.91%) PHP
12 6 (1.74%) Groovy
12 6 (1.74%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.45%) ES6
13 5 (1.45%) MATLAB
13 5 (1.45%) XQuery
14 4 (1.16%) Assembly Language
14 4 (1.16%) Perl
15 3 (0.87%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (7.56%) Security Cleared
2 20 (5.81%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.74%) Degree
3 6 (1.74%) MCSA
3 6 (1.74%) MCSE
3 6 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.58%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.58%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.45%) Data Quality
1 5 (1.45%) QA
2 4 (1.16%) HL7
3 3 (0.87%) ECSS
3 3 (0.87%) MIL-STD-1553
3 3 (0.87%) WCAG
4 2 (0.58%) CDISC
System Software
1 5 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.16%) Docker
2 4 (1.16%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.16%) KVM
2 4 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (1.16%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.29%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.29%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
1 1 (0.29%) Ganglia
1 1 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (0.29%) Nagios
1 1 (0.29%) SELinux
Vendors
1 54 (15.70%) Microsoft
2 48 (13.95%) Oracle
3 26 (7.56%) Sybase
4 18 (5.23%) Nintex
5 16 (4.65%) Talend
6 11 (3.20%) Sony
7 8 (2.33%) Informatica
8 7 (2.03%) Hyperion
8 7 (2.03%) SAP
8 7 (2.03%) Tableau
9 6 (1.74%) MicroStrategy
10 5 (1.45%) CA
10 5 (1.45%) Cognos
10 5 (1.45%) hybris
11 4 (1.16%) Adobe
11 4 (1.16%) Teradata
12 3 (0.87%) Google
12 3 (0.87%) New Relic
12 3 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.87%) Xamarin