Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in St Albans during the 6 months to 19 January 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
Hertfordshire > St Albans
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 +8 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 14 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in St Albans 58.33% 27.27% 11.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 60.87% 28.13% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 7
St Albans median daily rate £325 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14% +22.81%
10th Percentile £300 £224 £139
90th Percentile £361 £538 £406
Hertfordshire median daily rate £388 £438 £350
% change year-on-year -11.43% +25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
St Albans median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year -53.33% +2.74% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in St Albans. 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
St Albans
Contract vacancies in St Albans with a recognized job title 23 32 57
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 96.97% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 40
St Albans median daily rate £356 £338 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -15.09% +13.57%
10th Percentile £300 £256 £155
90th Percentile £459 £538 £650
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £411 £400
% change year-on-year -2.74% +2.81% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
St Albans median hourly rate - £11.53 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.68% -59.71%
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +20.69% -6.45% -4.62%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in St Albans

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in St Albans

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in St Albans

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in St Albans

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in St Albans

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in St Albans over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in St Albans

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in St Albans

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in St Albans

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in St Albans

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 St Albans region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) C#
3 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (50.00%) Finance
3 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (35.71%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (35.71%) Learning Management System
5 5 (35.71%) Moodle
5 5 (35.71%) Publishing
5 5 (35.71%) e-Learning
5 5 (35.71%) VLE
5 5 (35.71%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (35.71%) Graphic Design
5 5 (35.71%) Content Development
6 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (28.57%) .NET
6 4 (28.57%) TDD
6 4 (28.57%) MVC
6 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (28.57%) WCF
6 4 (28.57%) SDLC
6 4 (28.57%) SOLID
7 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (21.43%) Migration
7 3 (21.43%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (14.29%) Retail

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in St Albans 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 5 (35.71%) Moodle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (7.14%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (35.71%) Publishing
3 2 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
1 4 (28.57%) WCF
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.14%) CSS3
3 1 (7.14%) HTML5
3 1 (7.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) e-Learning
1 5 (35.71%) Graphic Design
1 5 (35.71%) Learning Management System
1 5 (35.71%) VLE
2 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (21.43%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Content Development
2 5 (35.71%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (28.57%) MVC
3 4 (28.57%) SDLC
3 4 (28.57%) SOLID
3 4 (28.57%) TDD
4 3 (21.43%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (7.14%) Analytics
6 1 (7.14%) Data Analytics
6 1 (7.14%) Front End Development
6 1 (7.14%) Market Research
6 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) TypeScript
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Tableau
2 1 (7.14%) TIBCO