The median contractor rate for a Developer was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in St Albans during the 3 months to 29 April 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.

Developer
Hertfordshire / St Albans
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 4 2
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 7 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in St Albans 30.43% 25.00% 40.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.82% 25.81% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Median daily rate £250 £425 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.17% +28.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £345 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £445 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.79% +11.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in St Albans. 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
St Albans
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 22 31 21
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in St Albans 95.65% 96.88% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 5
Median daily rate £250 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.43% -7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £325 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £425 £1,000
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Median hourly rate £11.00 £29.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.71% +110.71%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in St Albans

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in St Albans that featured Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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 29 April 2017, 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 7 (58.33%) C#
1 7 (58.33%) Java
2 6 (50.00%) RESTful
3 5 (41.67%) XML
3 5 (41.67%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (33.33%) Android SDK
4 4 (33.33%) Android Development
4 4 (33.33%) iOS Development
4 4 (33.33%) iOS SDK
4 4 (33.33%) Wireframes
4 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (33.33%) .NET
4 4 (33.33%) VoIP
4 4 (33.33%) Objective-C
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Wireshark
4 4 (33.33%) Android
4 4 (33.33%) Apple iOS
5 3 (25.00%) BDD
5 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) Web Services
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
6 2 (16.67%) Concurrent Programming
6 2 (16.67%) Xcode
6 2 (16.67%) MVC
6 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
6 2 (16.67%) Apple
6 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
6 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) HTML

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 1 (8.33%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) VoIP
1 4 (33.33%) Wireshark
2 1 (8.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Xcode
2 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) RESTful
2 5 (41.67%) XML
3 4 (33.33%) .NET
3 4 (33.33%) Android SDK
3 4 (33.33%) iOS SDK
4 3 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
5 2 (16.67%) HTML
5 2 (16.67%) Spring
6 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
6 1 (8.33%) CSS
6 1 (8.33%) JMS
6 1 (8.33%) jQuery
6 1 (8.33%) JSP
6 1 (8.33%) Middleware
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (8.33%) WSDL
6 1 (8.33%) XSD
6 1 (8.33%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Android
1 4 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Android Development
2 4 (33.33%) iOS Development
2 4 (33.33%) Wireframes
3 3 (25.00%) BDD
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Concurrent Programming
4 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 2 (16.67%) Kanban
4 2 (16.67%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) API Development
5 1 (8.33%) BPEL
5 1 (8.33%) E-business
5 1 (8.33%) ERP
5 1 (8.33%) OO
5 1 (8.33%) SOA
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) C#
1 7 (58.33%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (33.33%) Objective-C
3 2 (16.67%) Scala
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Apple
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Sitecore