Period
to 21 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 1 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 239 233 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 16.35% 18.94% 13.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.29% 19.97% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 221 128
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £300 £291 £285
90th Percentile £556 £563 £488
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - -5.66%
10th Percentile £13.25 £36.25 £13.95
90th Percentile £61.25 £38.75 £41.25
East of England median hourly rate £35.54 £37.50 £34.75
% change year-on-year -5.23% +7.91% -10.90%

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 1,382 1,167 1,283
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 94.88% 95.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 729 630 644
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +5.19%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £220
90th Percentile £551 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 101 85
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £37.20 £50.60 £52.25
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year -8.33% -17.24% +8.75%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 21 June 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 +3 76 £388 +8.77% 33
Welwyn Garden City +11 25 £545 +14.74% 10
Hemel Hempstead +5 25 £385 +6.94% 16
Stevenage -2 14 £413 +37.50% 4
St Albans 0 13 £313 +25.00% 19
Hatfield -14 12 £438 -16.67% 8
Rickmansworth -3 11 £338 +32.35% 4
Hertford -1 4 £300 -4.00% 5
Hitchin - 1 - - 9
Royston - 1 - - 1
Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 89 (37.24%) JavaScript
2 83 (34.73%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (33.05%) HTML
4 77 (32.22%) Java
5 75 (31.38%) CSS
6 64 (26.78%) TDD
7 63 (26.36%) SQL
8 53 (22.18%) .NET
8 53 (22.18%) MVC
9 51 (21.34%) C#
10 50 (20.92%) SQL Server
10 50 (20.92%) AngularJS
11 41 (17.15%) REST
12 36 (15.06%) E-Commerce
13 35 (14.64%) Spring
14 32 (13.39%) ASP.NET
15 31 (12.97%) Linux
15 31 (12.97%) Java 8
16 30 (12.55%) Web Services
17 29 (12.13%) Git (software)
18 28 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
18 28 (11.72%) Front End Development
19 27 (11.30%) BDD
19 27 (11.30%) jQuery
20 26 (10.88%) DevOps
21 25 (10.46%) Microservices
21 25 (10.46%) HTML5
21 25 (10.46%) Kanban
21 25 (10.46%) RESTful
21 25 (10.46%) Web Development

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 13 (5.44%) Apache
2 11 (4.60%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.35%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (2.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (2.09%) CMS
5 5 (2.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (2.09%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.84%) IIS
7 2 (0.84%) JBoss
7 2 (0.84%) nginx
7 2 (0.84%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.84%) WordPress
8 1 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.42%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.42%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.42%) Confluence
8 1 (0.42%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.42%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.84%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.42%) InVision
4 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (6.28%) Magento
2 3 (1.26%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.84%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.42%) HFM
4 1 (0.42%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.42%) iTrent
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.42%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.37%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (2.09%) Amazon S3
2 5 (2.09%) Amazon SQS
2 5 (2.09%) GitHub
3 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.26%) Office 365
4 2 (0.84%) Heroku
4 2 (0.84%) SaaS
5 1 (0.42%) Force.com
5 1 (0.42%) IaaS
5 1 (0.42%) PaaS
5 1 (0.42%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (0.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.77%) HTTP
2 6 (2.51%) Internet
3 3 (1.26%) SSL
3 3 (1.26%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.84%) DNS
4 2 (0.84%) FTP
5 1 (0.42%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.42%) LAN
5 1 (0.42%) WAN
5 1 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (20.92%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.37%) MongoDB
3 18 (7.53%) MySQL
4 14 (5.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (5.44%) Relational Database
6 12 (5.02%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (5.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (4.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (3.77%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (2.93%) MS Access
11 6 (2.51%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (2.09%) NoSQL
12 5 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (2.09%) SQL Server 2016
13 4 (1.67%) Electronic Patient Records
13 4 (1.67%) Power BI
13 4 (1.67%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 29 (12.13%) Git (software)
2 18 (7.53%) Jenkins
2 18 (7.53%) Visual Studio
3 17 (7.11%) gulp
4 11 (4.60%) JIRA
4 11 (4.60%) webpack
5 9 (3.77%) Grunt
6 8 (3.35%) NUnit
6 8 (3.35%) ReSharper
7 7 (2.93%) JUnit
8 6 (2.51%) Jasmine
8 6 (2.51%) Subversion
8 6 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (2.09%) Maven
10 4 (1.67%) Mockito
11 3 (1.26%) Gradle
11 3 (1.26%) Hudson
11 3 (1.26%) Karma Test Runner
11 3 (1.26%) Mercurial
11 3 (1.26%) Mocha
General
1 20 (8.37%) Finance
2 15 (6.28%) Retail
3 9 (3.77%) Advertising
4 4 (1.67%) Law
5 3 (1.26%) Games
6 2 (0.84%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.84%) Marketing
6 2 (0.84%) Military
6 2 (0.84%) Publishing
7 1 (0.42%) Automotive
7 1 (0.42%) Billing
7 1 (0.42%) Front Office
7 1 (0.42%) Legal
7 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.42%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (33.05%) HTML
2 75 (31.38%) CSS
3 53 (22.18%) .NET
4 50 (20.92%) AngularJS
5 41 (17.15%) REST
6 35 (14.64%) Spring
7 32 (13.39%) ASP.NET
8 30 (12.55%) Web Services
9 27 (11.30%) jQuery
10 25 (10.46%) HTML5
10 25 (10.46%) RESTful
11 24 (10.04%) React
12 23 (9.62%) SOAP
12 23 (9.62%) XHTML
13 19 (7.95%) ASP.NET MVC
13 19 (7.95%) Node.js
14 18 (7.53%) JSON
15 16 (6.69%) CSS3
16 15 (6.28%) Hibernate
17 14 (5.86%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.62%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.35%) User Experience
4 6 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.09%) Internet of Things
5 5 (2.09%) Tandem
6 4 (1.67%) e-Health
6 4 (1.67%) Fintech
6 4 (1.67%) LIMS
6 4 (1.67%) NHS
6 4 (1.67%) PACS
7 3 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.26%) Vector Graphics
8 2 (0.84%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.84%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.84%) W3C
9 1 (0.42%) AS400
9 1 (0.42%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.42%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 31 (12.97%) Linux
2 10 (4.18%) Windows
3 3 (1.26%) Unix
4 2 (0.84%) Android
4 2 (0.84%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.84%) CentOS
4 2 (0.84%) Fedora
4 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.84%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.42%) HPUX
5 1 (0.42%) MVS
5 1 (0.42%) Solaris
5 1 (0.42%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (34.73%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (26.78%) TDD
3 53 (22.18%) MVC
4 36 (15.06%) E-Commerce
5 28 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (11.72%) Front End Development
6 27 (11.30%) BDD
7 26 (10.88%) DevOps
8 25 (10.46%) Kanban
8 25 (10.46%) Microservices
8 25 (10.46%) Web Development
9 24 (10.04%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (10.04%) Scrum
10 17 (7.11%) Migration
11 15 (6.28%) Continuous Delivery
11 15 (6.28%) OO
11 15 (6.28%) Software Engineering
12 14 (5.86%) SOA
13 13 (5.44%) Pair Programming
13 13 (5.44%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 89 (37.24%) JavaScript
2 77 (32.22%) Java
3 63 (26.36%) SQL
4 51 (21.34%) C#
5 31 (12.97%) Java 8
6 22 (9.21%) PHP
6 22 (9.21%) T-SQL
7 10 (4.18%) ES6
8 9 (3.77%) TypeScript
9 8 (3.35%) PowerShell
10 7 (2.93%) Python
10 7 (2.93%) Ruby
11 6 (2.51%) Groovy
11 6 (2.51%) Scala
12 5 (2.09%) Apex Code
12 5 (2.09%) VBA
13 4 (1.67%) C++
13 4 (1.67%) VBScript
14 3 (1.26%) VB
14 3 (1.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (2.09%) Degree
2 3 (1.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.93%) QA
2 4 (1.67%) HL7
3 2 (0.84%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.26%) Docker
2 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.84%) Ansible
1 2 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.42%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 25 (10.46%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.02%) Oracle
3 10 (4.18%) IBM
3 10 (4.18%) Zend
4 9 (3.77%) Capita
4 9 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (3.35%) hybris
5 8 (3.35%) Tableau
6 5 (2.09%) Nintex
6 5 (2.09%) SAP
7 3 (1.26%) Cognos
7 3 (1.26%) New Relic
8 2 (0.84%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.84%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.84%) Siebel
8 2 (0.84%) Teradata
8 2 (0.84%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.84%) webMethods
8 2 (0.84%) WSO2
9 1 (0.42%) ATG