Period
to 25 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 243 265 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 17.71% 18.01% 18.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.46% 19.02% 19.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 198 196
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.13% -13.89% +20.00%
10th Percentile £309 £300 £278
90th Percentile £550 £538 £572
East of England median daily rate £439 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +3.24% +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £29.00 £17.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.71% -53.33% -
10th Percentile £17.48 £12.75 £36.25
90th Percentile £43.50 £18.75 £38.75
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +17.65% -9.33% -

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 1,249 1,393 1,171
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.03% 94.70% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 733 653
Hertfordshire median daily rate £449 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.19% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £205 £181 £195
90th Percentile £575 £559 £575
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 119 85
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.13% -3.13% -1.54%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.13 £10.50
90th Percentile £55.70 £43.90 £52.50
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £16.57 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.45% -26.38% +7.14%

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019. 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 98 £450 +20.00% 25
Stevenage -2 17 £475 +41.79% 11
Hatfield +13 16 £419 +1.52% 9
Welwyn Garden City +4 15 £450 -14.29%
Borehamwood +5 11 £450 +23.29% 6
Rickmansworth -1 10 £380 +6.67% 2
St Albans -1 5 £375 +25.00% 30
Hemel Hempstead -9 5 £388 +7.64% 22
Royston +9 4 £450 - 7
Hitchin - 4 £425 - 6
Bishop's Stortford - 4 - - 11
Letchworth -2 2 - - 6
Potters Bar - 2 £450 - 1
Broxbourne - 2 £413 -
Waltham Cross - 2 £300 - 4
Hertford 0 1 £350 +7.69% 2
Berkhamsted - 1 £525 - 3
Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 76 (31.28%) JavaScript
2 74 (30.45%) HTML
3 70 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (28.40%) CSS
5 64 (26.34%) SQL
6 45 (18.52%) .NET
7 44 (18.11%) SQL Server
8 43 (17.70%) Java
8 43 (17.70%) Business Intelligence
9 39 (16.05%) Microsoft
9 39 (16.05%) C#
10 38 (15.64%) E-Commerce
11 34 (13.99%) Web Services
12 33 (13.58%) TDD
12 33 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
13 32 (13.17%) jQuery
14 31 (12.76%) HTML5
14 31 (12.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 30 (12.35%) Git (software)
15 30 (12.35%) Data Modelling
16 29 (11.93%) OO
16 29 (11.93%) MVC
17 28 (11.52%) Data Warehouse
17 28 (11.52%) Front End Development
18 27 (11.11%) Magento
19 26 (10.70%) AngularJS
20 25 (10.29%) Oracle
20 25 (10.29%) ASP.NET
21 24 (9.88%) Finance
21 24 (9.88%) REST

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 15 (6.17%) SharePoint
2 13 (5.35%) CMS
2 13 (5.35%) WebSphere
3 10 (4.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 8 (3.29%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (2.47%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (1.65%) Apache
6 4 (1.65%) IIS
7 3 (1.23%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.23%) Confluence
7 3 (1.23%) Mule
7 3 (1.23%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.82%) CoreMedia CMS
9 1 (0.41%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.41%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.41%) Jadu
9 1 (0.41%) Jetty
9 1 (0.41%) nginx
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Adobe Captivate
1 2 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (0.82%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.41%) GNU Octave
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.41%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 27 (11.11%) Magento
2 4 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.82%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.82%) Fredhopper
3 2 (0.82%) Lorenzo
3 2 (0.82%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.41%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.41%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.88%) Office 365
4 6 (2.47%) npm
5 4 (1.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (1.65%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.23%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.82%) Algolia
7 2 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.82%) Serverless
8 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.70%) 3GPP
1 9 (3.70%) LTE
2 8 (3.29%) Wireless
3 6 (2.47%) 5G
3 6 (2.47%) HTTP
3 6 (2.47%) Internet
4 5 (2.06%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.65%) ATM
5 4 (1.65%) Firewall
6 3 (1.23%) SpaceWire
7 2 (0.82%) IGMP
7 2 (0.82%) NAS
7 2 (0.82%) PBX
7 2 (0.82%) RTCP
7 2 (0.82%) RTP
7 2 (0.82%) SNMP
7 2 (0.82%) VLAN
7 2 (0.82%) VoIP
7 2 (0.82%) WCDMA
7 2 (0.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (18.11%) SQL Server
2 28 (11.52%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (7.82%) Power BI
4 14 (5.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (5.35%) MongoDB
5 13 (5.35%) Relational Database
6 11 (4.53%) PowerCenter
7 9 (3.70%) NoSQL
8 8 (3.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (2.88%) MySQL
9 7 (2.88%) Sybase ASE
10 6 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (2.06%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (1.65%) DB2
12 4 (1.65%) Oracle Database
13 3 (1.23%) Big Data
13 3 (1.23%) RDBMS
13 3 (1.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 30 (12.35%) Git (software)
2 23 (9.47%) Visual Studio
3 18 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (4.53%) Grunt
5 9 (3.70%) Bower
5 9 (3.70%) Karma Test Runner
6 7 (2.88%) gulp
6 7 (2.88%) Jasmine
6 7 (2.88%) Subversion
7 6 (2.47%) Eclipse
7 6 (2.47%) JUnit
7 6 (2.47%) Visual Studio Code
8 5 (2.06%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.06%) Jenkins
8 5 (2.06%) JIRA
9 4 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (1.65%) Eclipse RCP
10 3 (1.23%) git-flow
10 3 (1.23%) Protractor
10 3 (1.23%) Selenium
General
1 24 (9.88%) Finance
2 14 (5.76%) Pharmaceutical
2 14 (5.76%) Retail
3 7 (2.88%) Games
4 6 (2.47%) Aerospace
4 6 (2.47%) Law
4 6 (2.47%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.65%) Avionics
5 4 (1.65%) Banking
5 4 (1.65%) Retail Banking
5 4 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.23%) German Language
7 2 (0.82%) French Language
7 2 (0.82%) Marketing
7 2 (0.82%) Military
8 1 (0.41%) Advertising
8 1 (0.41%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (30.45%) HTML
2 69 (28.40%) CSS
3 45 (18.52%) .NET
4 34 (13.99%) Web Services
5 32 (13.17%) jQuery
6 31 (12.76%) HTML5
6 31 (12.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 26 (10.70%) AngularJS
8 25 (10.29%) ASP.NET
9 24 (9.88%) REST
10 21 (8.64%) Sass
11 16 (6.58%) RESTful
12 15 (6.17%) XHTML
13 13 (5.35%) React
14 12 (4.94%) JSP
14 12 (4.94%) XML
15 11 (4.53%) SOAP
15 11 (4.53%) Spring
16 10 (4.12%) .NET Framework
16 10 (4.12%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.76%) User Experience
3 12 (4.94%) Algorithms
4 10 (4.12%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (4.12%) W3C
5 9 (3.70%) Vector Graphics
6 5 (2.06%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.65%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.65%) DataPower
7 4 (1.65%) Machine to Machine
7 4 (1.65%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.23%) e-Learning
8 3 (1.23%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.82%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.82%) e-Health
9 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.82%) Fintech
9 2 (0.82%) LIMS
9 2 (0.82%) PACS
9 2 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.70%) Linux
2 7 (2.88%) Unix
3 5 (2.06%) Windows
4 4 (1.65%) zOS
5 2 (0.82%) Android
5 2 (0.82%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.82%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.41%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (17.70%) Business Intelligence
3 38 (15.64%) E-Commerce
4 33 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
4 33 (13.58%) TDD
5 30 (12.35%) Data Modelling
6 29 (11.93%) MVC
6 29 (11.93%) OO
7 28 (11.52%) Front End Development
8 21 (8.64%) ETL
8 21 (8.64%) Migration
9 17 (7.00%) Analytics
9 17 (7.00%) DevOps
9 17 (7.00%) Unit Testing
10 15 (6.17%) Scrum
11 14 (5.76%) BDD
12 13 (5.35%) Open Source
12 13 (5.35%) Workflow
13 12 (4.94%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
13 12 (4.94%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 76 (31.28%) JavaScript
2 64 (26.34%) SQL
3 43 (17.70%) Java
4 39 (16.05%) C#
5 15 (6.17%) PHP
6 14 (5.76%) C++
7 13 (5.35%) T-SQL
8 12 (4.94%) C
9 8 (3.29%) PowerShell
9 8 (3.29%) Python
10 7 (2.88%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.88%) Shell Script
11 6 (2.47%) Assembly Language
11 6 (2.47%) Embedded C
12 5 (2.06%) ES6
13 4 (1.65%) COBOL
13 4 (1.65%) Java 8
14 3 (1.23%) VB
14 3 (1.23%) VB6
14 3 (1.23%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 9 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.88%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.47%) MCSA
3 6 (2.47%) MCSE
3 6 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.23%) DBS Check
4 3 (1.23%) Degree
5 2 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.29%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.65%) WCAG
3 3 (1.23%) ECSS
3 3 (1.23%) MIL-STD-1553
3 3 (1.23%) QA
4 2 (0.82%) HL7
5 1 (0.41%) IFRS
5 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (3.29%) Docker
2 4 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.82%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.82%) KVM
3 2 (0.82%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.41%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.41%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (2.06%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.65%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.41%) Ganglia
3 1 (0.41%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.41%) Nagios
Vendors
1 39 (16.05%) Microsoft
2 25 (10.29%) Oracle
3 16 (6.58%) IBM
4 12 (4.94%) Informatica
5 9 (3.70%) Adobe
5 9 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (3.70%) Zend
6 8 (3.29%) hybris
6 8 (3.29%) Nintex
7 7 (2.88%) SAP
7 7 (2.88%) Sybase
8 6 (2.47%) Sitecore
9 5 (2.06%) Tableau
9 5 (2.06%) Teradata
10 4 (1.65%) Cognos
11 3 (1.23%) CA
11 3 (1.23%) Google
11 3 (1.23%) IDERA
11 3 (1.23%) Sony
12 2 (0.82%) Xerox