The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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.

Software Developer
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 56 72
Rank change year-on-year -3 +16  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.47% 0.60% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.63% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £338 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +14.28% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -3.75% +2.56%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 589 639 813
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 92.46% 96.23% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1192 1240 1678
Median daily rate £425 £411 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.34% +9.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 162 257
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.25 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £32.25 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Hertfordshire

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Developer in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Hertfordshire

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Developer in Hertfordshire

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Hertfordshire

Software 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 Software Developer within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford - 2 £275 - 2
Borehamwood - 1 £275 - 2
Software Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 6 (50.00%) C#
1 6 (50.00%) Java
1 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (41.67%) XML
3 4 (33.33%) Objective-C
3 4 (33.33%) .NET
3 4 (33.33%) VoIP
3 4 (33.33%) Wireshark
3 4 (33.33%) Android
3 4 (33.33%) RESTful
3 4 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 4 (33.33%) iOS SDK
3 4 (33.33%) Android SDK
3 4 (33.33%) Android Development
3 4 (33.33%) iOS Development
3 4 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (33.33%) Wireframes
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Apple
5 2 (16.67%) CSS
5 2 (16.67%) Xcode
5 2 (16.67%) MySQL
5 2 (16.67%) C++
5 2 (16.67%) HTML

Software 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 1 (8.33%) Confluence
1 1 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) VoIP
1 4 (33.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (16.67%) Xcode
2 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
2 1 (8.33%) Checkstyle
2 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (8.33%) GCC
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Maven
2 1 (8.33%) Protractor
2 1 (8.33%) SonarQube
2 1 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Games
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) XML
2 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) Android SDK
2 4 (33.33%) iOS SDK
2 4 (33.33%) RESTful
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 2 (16.67%) CSS
3 2 (16.67%) Entity Framework
3 2 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (8.33%) HTML5
4 1 (8.33%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (8.33%) Middleware
4 1 (8.33%) Node.js
4 1 (8.33%) POSIX
4 1 (8.33%) WCF
4 1 (8.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (8.33%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Android
1 4 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Mac OS
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Android Development
1 4 (33.33%) iOS Development
1 4 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (33.33%) Wireframes
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) BDD
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) ATDD
4 1 (8.33%) Change Control
4 1 (8.33%) Digital Signal Processing
4 1 (8.33%) Kanban
4 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
4 1 (8.33%) Open Source
4 1 (8.33%) Signal Processing
4 1 (8.33%) System Testing
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C#
1 6 (50.00%) Java
1 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (33.33%) Objective-C
3 2 (16.67%) C++
3 2 (16.67%) Python
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) PHP
4 1 (8.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Apple
2 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
2 1 (8.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Sonatype
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