Period
to 19 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £411 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 330 285 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 20.66% 18.90% 15.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.18% 20.39% 15.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 237 126
Hertfordshire median daily rate £411 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.45% -2.50% +10.34%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £266
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £45.00 - -
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £49.25 £36.25
% change year-on-year -10.66% +35.86% -3.20%

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 1,488 1,398 1,366
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.17% 92.71% 96.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 874 706 746
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £173 £200 £205
90th Percentile £556 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £415 £388
% change year-on-year +2.41% +7.10% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 130 86
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.35 £16.81 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.21% +6.70% -7.35%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.49 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.55 £40.00 £53.13
East of England median hourly rate £17.46 £18.00 £20.41
% change year-on-year -3.00% -11.81% -5.07%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -1 89 £420 +12.00% 39
Welwyn Garden City +2 37 £538 +19.44% 6
Rickmansworth -1 29 £380 +16.92% 7
Hemel Hempstead -1 27 £400 +12.68% 11
Hatfield +2 21 £398 -9.14% 7
Stevenage -1 20 £450 +24.14% 12
St Albans 0 16 £319 -1.92% 22
Hitchin - 8 £510 - 1
Borehamwood 0 7 £475 +72.73% 8
Royston 0 3 £375 -16.67% 3
Letchworth -2 3 £200 -48.39% 2
Waltham Cross +4 1 £300 -46.67% 9
Berkhamsted 0 1 - - 4
Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 136 (41.21%) SQL
2 106 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (31.82%) C#
4 101 (30.61%) JavaScript
5 94 (28.48%) Java
6 93 (28.18%) SQL Server
7 89 (26.97%) .NET
8 85 (25.76%) HTML
8 85 (25.76%) CSS
9 75 (22.73%) TDD
10 74 (22.42%) MVC
11 66 (20.00%) REST
12 60 (18.18%) Web Services
13 57 (17.27%) ASP.NET
13 57 (17.27%) T-SQL
14 53 (16.06%) Spring
15 49 (14.85%) AngularJS
16 46 (13.94%) Finance
16 46 (13.94%) Microsoft
17 44 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
18 42 (12.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 41 (12.42%) Oracle
20 39 (11.82%) Visual Studio
20 39 (11.82%) Java 8
21 38 (11.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 37 (11.21%) HTML5
23 36 (10.91%) jQuery
24 35 (10.61%) Microservices
24 35 (10.61%) Migration
25 34 (10.30%) ETL

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 33 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.15%) SharePoint 2013
3 12 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (2.73%) Apache
5 8 (2.42%) Tomcat
6 7 (2.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (1.82%) CMS
8 5 (1.52%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.91%) IIS
10 2 (0.61%) SAS
11 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.30%) CICS
11 1 (0.30%) Commerce Server
11 1 (0.30%) Confluence
11 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.61%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.12%) HFM
2 6 (1.82%) Hyperion Planning
2 6 (1.82%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.91%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.61%) Magento
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.30%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (8.18%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (5.15%) Office 365
3 4 (1.21%) SaaS
4 3 (0.91%) Heroku
5 2 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.61%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (0.61%) Force.com
5 2 (0.61%) GitHub
6 1 (0.30%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (0.30%) IaaS
6 1 (0.30%) npm
6 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.42%) Internet
2 6 (1.82%) HTTP
2 6 (1.82%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.21%) SSL
4 3 (0.91%) DNS
4 3 (0.91%) FTP
4 3 (0.91%) LAN
5 2 (0.61%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.61%) VoIP
6 1 (0.30%) DHCP
6 1 (0.30%) IGMP
6 1 (0.30%) PBX
6 1 (0.30%) RTCP
6 1 (0.30%) RTP
6 1 (0.30%) SNMP
6 1 (0.30%) VLAN
6 1 (0.30%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (28.18%) SQL Server
2 42 (12.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 38 (11.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (7.58%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (7.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 24 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (6.97%) Sybase ASE
7 19 (5.76%) MongoDB
8 15 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
9 13 (3.94%) Power BI
9 13 (3.94%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (3.03%) MySQL
11 9 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (2.42%) Electronic Patient Records
12 8 (2.42%) Oracle BI EE
12 8 (2.42%) Oracle Database
12 8 (2.42%) QlikView
13 7 (2.12%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (2.12%) Essbase
14 6 (1.82%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 39 (11.82%) Visual Studio
2 31 (9.39%) JIRA
3 26 (7.88%) Git (software)
4 25 (7.58%) Subversion
5 15 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (4.24%) Jenkins
6 14 (4.24%) Visual Studio Code
7 10 (3.03%) gulp
7 10 (3.03%) NUnit
7 10 (3.03%) ReSharper
8 9 (2.73%) Eclipse
9 7 (2.12%) Maven
10 4 (1.21%) Gradle
10 4 (1.21%) Grunt
10 4 (1.21%) IntelliJ
11 3 (0.91%) GitLab
11 3 (0.91%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.91%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.91%) Spock
11 3 (0.91%) webpack
General
1 46 (13.94%) Finance
2 19 (5.76%) Retail
3 12 (3.64%) Law
4 9 (2.73%) Advertising
5 3 (0.91%) Back Office
5 3 (0.91%) Legal
5 3 (0.91%) Marketing
5 3 (0.91%) Military
5 3 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.61%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.61%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.61%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.30%) Automotive
7 1 (0.30%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (26.97%) .NET
2 85 (25.76%) CSS
2 85 (25.76%) HTML
3 66 (20.00%) REST
4 60 (18.18%) Web Services
5 57 (17.27%) ASP.NET
6 53 (16.06%) Spring
7 49 (14.85%) AngularJS
8 37 (11.21%) HTML5
9 36 (10.91%) jQuery
10 31 (9.39%) XML
11 28 (8.48%) ASP.NET MVC
11 28 (8.48%) Spring Boot
12 26 (7.88%) SOAP
13 25 (7.58%) JSON
13 25 (7.58%) RESTful
14 24 (7.27%) Spring MVC
15 21 (6.36%) CSS3
15 21 (6.36%) Node.js
16 20 (6.06%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (4.55%) Reference Data
3 14 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.73%) NHS
5 7 (2.12%) e-Health
5 7 (2.12%) LIMS
5 7 (2.12%) PACS
5 7 (2.12%) User Experience
6 4 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.21%) Internet of Things
6 4 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (0.91%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.91%) Social Media
8 2 (0.61%) Fintech
9 1 (0.30%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.30%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.30%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.30%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.30%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.67%) Linux
2 15 (4.55%) Windows
3 3 (0.91%) Android
4 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.30%) MVS
4 1 (0.30%) Unix
4 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (22.73%) TDD
3 74 (22.42%) MVC
4 44 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 35 (10.61%) Microservices
5 35 (10.61%) Migration
6 34 (10.30%) ETL
7 31 (9.39%) BDD
8 27 (8.18%) Scrum
9 26 (7.88%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (7.88%) Data Migration
10 25 (7.58%) DevOps
10 25 (7.58%) Front End Development
10 25 (7.58%) Workflow
11 23 (6.97%) E-Commerce
11 23 (6.97%) Software Engineering
12 22 (6.67%) Web Development
13 20 (6.06%) Data Mapping
13 20 (6.06%) Test Automation
14 18 (5.45%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 136 (41.21%) SQL
2 105 (31.82%) C#
3 101 (30.61%) JavaScript
4 94 (28.48%) Java
5 57 (17.27%) T-SQL
6 39 (11.82%) Java 8
7 20 (6.06%) PL/SQL
8 19 (5.76%) PowerShell
9 11 (3.33%) PHP
10 9 (2.73%) Python
10 9 (2.73%) TypeScript
11 6 (1.82%) Groovy
12 5 (1.52%) ES6
13 4 (1.21%) C
13 4 (1.21%) C++
13 4 (1.21%) VBA
14 3 (0.91%) VB
14 3 (0.91%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.61%) Perl
15 2 (0.61%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 19 (5.76%) Security Cleared
2 14 (4.24%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.12%) Degree
4 2 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.61%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (0.61%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.73%) QA
2 7 (2.12%) HL7
3 3 (0.91%) WCAG
4 2 (0.61%) CDISC
4 2 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (1.82%) Docker
2 3 (0.91%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.30%) KVM
3 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.30%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (0.91%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (0.30%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 46 (13.94%) Microsoft
2 41 (12.42%) Oracle
3 25 (7.58%) Sybase
4 21 (6.36%) Nintex
5 14 (4.24%) Talend
6 11 (3.33%) Sony
7 8 (2.42%) Tableau
8 7 (2.12%) Hyperion
9 6 (1.82%) MicroStrategy
10 5 (1.52%) hybris
11 4 (1.21%) Cognos
11 4 (1.21%) IBM
11 4 (1.21%) New Relic
11 4 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.21%) SAP
11 4 (1.21%) Teradata
12 3 (0.91%) Xamarin
13 2 (0.61%) Adobe
13 2 (0.61%) Google
13 2 (0.61%) Zend