Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 315 222 203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 19.65% 17.18% 14.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.83% 18.50% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 204 122
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.31% +0.31% +14.29%
10th Percentile £289 £278 £285
90th Percentile £556 £568 £493
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £50.00 - £11.00
10th Percentile £24.70 - £9.00
90th Percentile £61.25 - £13.00
East of England median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £32.20
% change year-on-year +9.38% +24.22% -15.26%

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 1,512 1,200 1,390
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.32% 92.88% 96.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 851 626 734
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £205
90th Percentile £556 £576 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 123 76
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.81 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.16% +6.70% -8.70%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.60 £9.13
90th Percentile £46.65 £40.00 £52.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.86% -12.50% -

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 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 81 £394 +12.50% 19
Welwyn Garden City +8 39 £538 +16.22% 5
Hemel Hempstead +2 33 £400 +11.11% 9
Stevenage +4 21 £450 +24.14% 10
Rickmansworth -3 16 £340 +11.48% 4
Hatfield -7 15 £425 -19.05% 9
St Albans 0 14 £313 -3.85% 22
Borehamwood 0 7 £475 +72.73% 8
Hertford 0 4 £300 -4.00% 3
Hitchin - 4 £510 - 3
Royston - 3 £375 -
Letchworth - 1 - - 4
Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 111 (35.24%) JavaScript
2 109 (34.60%) SQL
3 106 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
4 99 (31.43%) HTML
5 95 (30.16%) CSS
6 94 (29.84%) Java
7 82 (26.03%) C#
8 80 (25.40%) TDD
9 79 (25.08%) SQL Server
10 76 (24.13%) .NET
11 70 (22.22%) MVC
12 59 (18.73%) AngularJS
13 57 (18.10%) REST
14 50 (15.87%) Web Services
15 49 (15.56%) Spring
16 45 (14.29%) ASP.NET
17 44 (13.97%) Java 8
18 41 (13.02%) Business Intelligence
19 39 (12.38%) HTML5
20 38 (12.06%) Microsoft
21 37 (11.75%) T-SQL
21 37 (11.75%) E-Commerce
21 37 (11.75%) Microservices
22 35 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
23 33 (10.48%) Front End Development
24 32 (10.16%) jQuery
24 32 (10.16%) BDD
25 31 (9.84%) Git (software)
25 31 (9.84%) SOAP
25 31 (9.84%) Finance

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 20 (6.35%) SharePoint
2 16 (5.08%) Apache
3 8 (2.54%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (2.54%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.22%) CMS
4 7 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (1.59%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (0.95%) IIS
7 2 (0.63%) JBoss
7 2 (0.63%) nginx
7 2 (0.63%) WordPress
8 1 (0.32%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.32%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.32%) Confluence
8 1 (0.32%) SAS
8 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.63%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.32%) InVision
4 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.86%) Magento
2 5 (1.59%) HFM
2 5 (1.59%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (1.27%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.95%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.63%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.32%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.90%) Office 365
4 5 (1.59%) GitHub
5 4 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.27%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.27%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (0.95%) Heroku
6 3 (0.95%) SaaS
7 1 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.32%) Force.com
7 1 (0.32%) IaaS
7 1 (0.32%) npm
7 1 (0.32%) PaaS
7 1 (0.32%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.17%) HTTP
2 9 (2.86%) Internet
3 4 (1.27%) SSL
3 4 (1.27%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.95%) DNS
4 3 (0.95%) FTP
5 1 (0.32%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.32%) LAN
5 1 (0.32%) WAN
5 1 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (25.08%) SQL Server
2 29 (9.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (7.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (7.62%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 19 (6.03%) MySQL
7 18 (5.71%) MongoDB
8 16 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (4.13%) Relational Database
10 9 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (2.86%) Power BI
10 9 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (2.54%) Electronic Patient Records
11 8 (2.54%) QlikView
11 8 (2.54%) Sybase ASE
12 7 (2.22%) MS Access
12 7 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
13 6 (1.90%) Essbase
13 6 (1.90%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 31 (9.84%) Git (software)
2 26 (8.25%) Visual Studio
3 20 (6.35%) JIRA
4 16 (5.08%) gulp
4 16 (5.08%) Jenkins
5 13 (4.13%) Subversion
6 11 (3.49%) NUnit
6 11 (3.49%) ReSharper
7 10 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (3.17%) webpack
8 8 (2.54%) Eclipse
9 7 (2.22%) Maven
10 6 (1.90%) Visual Studio Code
11 5 (1.59%) Grunt
11 5 (1.59%) Jasmine
11 5 (1.59%) JUnit
12 4 (1.27%) Gradle
12 4 (1.27%) IntelliJ
13 3 (0.95%) Mocha
13 3 (0.95%) Mockito
General
1 31 (9.84%) Finance
2 23 (7.30%) Retail
3 10 (3.17%) Advertising
4 4 (1.27%) Law
5 3 (0.95%) Military
6 2 (0.63%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.63%) Back Office
6 2 (0.63%) Legal
6 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.63%) Marketing
6 2 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.32%) Automotive
7 1 (0.32%) Front Office
7 1 (0.32%) Games
7 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (31.43%) HTML
2 95 (30.16%) CSS
3 76 (24.13%) .NET
4 59 (18.73%) AngularJS
5 57 (18.10%) REST
6 50 (15.87%) Web Services
7 49 (15.56%) Spring
8 45 (14.29%) ASP.NET
9 39 (12.38%) HTML5
10 32 (10.16%) jQuery
11 31 (9.84%) SOAP
12 30 (9.52%) RESTful
13 26 (8.25%) CSS3
14 25 (7.94%) Node.js
15 23 (7.30%) ASP.NET MVC
15 23 (7.30%) Spring Boot
16 22 (6.98%) Hibernate
16 22 (6.98%) React
17 21 (6.67%) JSON
18 20 (6.35%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.30%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.86%) NHS
4 8 (2.54%) User Experience
5 7 (2.22%) e-Health
5 7 (2.22%) Internet of Things
5 7 (2.22%) LIMS
5 7 (2.22%) PACS
6 6 (1.90%) Reference Data
7 5 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.95%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.63%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.63%) Tandem
11 1 (0.32%) AS400
11 1 (0.32%) Fintech
11 1 (0.32%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.32%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.32%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 26 (8.25%) Linux
2 14 (4.44%) Windows
3 2 (0.63%) Android
3 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.63%) CentOS
3 2 (0.63%) Fedora
3 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (0.63%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.32%) MVS
4 1 (0.32%) Unix
4 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (25.40%) TDD
3 70 (22.22%) MVC
4 41 (13.02%) Business Intelligence
5 37 (11.75%) E-Commerce
5 37 (11.75%) Microservices
6 35 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (10.48%) Front End Development
8 32 (10.16%) BDD
9 30 (9.52%) Kanban
9 30 (9.52%) Migration
9 30 (9.52%) Scrum
10 29 (9.21%) Web Development
11 26 (8.25%) DevOps
12 22 (6.98%) Software Engineering
13 21 (6.67%) ETL
14 19 (6.03%) Continuous Delivery
15 17 (5.40%) Data Migration
15 17 (5.40%) SOA
15 17 (5.40%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 111 (35.24%) JavaScript
2 109 (34.60%) SQL
3 94 (29.84%) Java
4 82 (26.03%) C#
5 44 (13.97%) Java 8
6 37 (11.75%) T-SQL
7 21 (6.67%) PHP
8 12 (3.81%) PowerShell
8 12 (3.81%) TypeScript
9 11 (3.49%) ES6
10 8 (2.54%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.90%) Groovy
12 5 (1.59%) C++
12 5 (1.59%) Python
12 5 (1.59%) VBA
13 4 (1.27%) Scala
14 3 (0.95%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.95%) VB
14 3 (0.95%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.63%) Go
Qualifications
1 11 (3.49%) Security Cleared
2 6 (1.90%) Degree
2 6 (1.90%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.54%) QA
2 7 (2.22%) HL7
3 2 (0.63%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.63%) WCAG
4 1 (0.32%) CDISC
4 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.59%) Docker
2 3 (0.95%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.95%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (0.32%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 38 (12.06%) Microsoft
2 27 (8.57%) Oracle
3 10 (3.17%) Nintex
3 10 (3.17%) Zend
4 9 (2.86%) Capita
4 9 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (2.54%) Sybase
6 7 (2.22%) hybris
6 7 (2.22%) IBM
6 7 (2.22%) Tableau
7 6 (1.90%) Talend
8 5 (1.59%) Hyperion
8 5 (1.59%) SAP
9 4 (1.27%) Cognos
9 4 (1.27%) MicroStrategy
9 4 (1.27%) New Relic
9 4 (1.27%) Sony
10 3 (0.95%) Teradata
11 2 (0.63%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.63%) webMethods