The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Watford region that had Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 18 23 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 15.13% 24.47% 20.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.51% 24.73% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 11
Median daily rate £450 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £301 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £470 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.34
% change year-on-year
- +13.19%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109 93 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 91.60% 98.94% 98.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 54 47
Median daily rate £450 £375 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -0.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 14
Median hourly rate £14.50 £37.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.33% +200.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Watford region that featured Developer in the job title.

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Developer across the Watford region.

Developer Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Watford region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 Watford region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 28 (63.64%) JavaScript
2 26 (59.09%) Java
3 20 (45.45%) HTML
4 16 (36.36%) E-Commerce
5 15 (34.09%) CSS
6 14 (31.82%) OO
6 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (27.27%) WebSphere
7 12 (27.27%) IBM
7 12 (27.27%) Web Services
7 12 (27.27%) XML
8 10 (22.73%) JSP
8 10 (22.73%) PHP
8 10 (22.73%) XHTML
9 9 (20.45%) MVC
9 9 (20.45%) Finance
9 9 (20.45%) SQL
9 9 (20.45%) .NET
10 8 (18.18%) J2EE
10 8 (18.18%) Linux
10 8 (18.18%) TDD
10 8 (18.18%) JSON
10 8 (18.18%) BDD
10 8 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (15.91%) MongoDB
11 7 (15.91%) Open Source
11 7 (15.91%) Zend
11 7 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (15.91%) Internet
11 7 (15.91%) XSLT

Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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 12 (27.27%) WebSphere
2 6 (13.64%) Apache
2 6 (13.64%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (11.36%) Apache Spark
4 3 (6.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (6.82%) Apache Solr
4 3 (6.82%) CMS
4 3 (6.82%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (6.82%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.27%) Drupal
5 1 (2.27%) NServiceBus
5 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) Camtasia
2 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Magento
2 3 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (4.55%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Boomi
1 2 (4.55%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) Internet
2 4 (9.09%) HTTP
3 1 (2.27%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) MongoDB
2 6 (13.64%) MySQL
2 6 (13.64%) Relational Database
3 5 (11.36%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
4 4 (9.09%) Sybase ASE
5 3 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (6.82%) DB2
5 3 (6.82%) Jackrabbit
5 3 (6.82%) RDBMS
6 2 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.27%) Power BI
7 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Ant
1 3 (6.82%) Cucumber
1 3 (6.82%) Eclipse
1 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
1 3 (6.82%) JBehave
1 3 (6.82%) JUnit
1 3 (6.82%) Log4j
1 3 (6.82%) Mockito
1 3 (6.82%) Selenium
1 3 (6.82%) Subversion
1 3 (6.82%) WebDriver
1 3 (6.82%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 9 (20.45%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Games
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (45.45%) HTML
2 15 (34.09%) CSS
3 12 (27.27%) Web Services
3 12 (27.27%) XML
4 10 (22.73%) JSP
4 10 (22.73%) XHTML
5 9 (20.45%) .NET
6 8 (18.18%) J2EE
6 8 (18.18%) JSON
7 7 (15.91%) XSLT
8 6 (13.64%) EJB
8 6 (13.64%) IBM Integration Bus
8 6 (13.64%) REST
8 6 (13.64%) Servlets
8 6 (13.64%) SOAP
9 5 (11.36%) RESTful
10 4 (9.09%) Ajax
10 4 (9.09%) LAMP
10 4 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (9.09%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) DataPower
2 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.82%) User Experience
3 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.27%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.27%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.27%) RIA
4 1 (2.27%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Linux
2 3 (6.82%) HPUX
2 3 (6.82%) Solaris
2 3 (6.82%) Unix
2 3 (6.82%) Windows
3 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) E-Commerce
2 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.82%) OO
3 9 (20.45%) MVC
4 8 (18.18%) BDD
4 8 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
4 8 (18.18%) TDD
5 7 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (15.91%) Open Source
6 6 (13.64%) OO PHP
7 5 (11.36%) CRM
7 5 (11.36%) Pair Programming
8 4 (9.09%) API Development
9 3 (6.82%) ATDD
9 3 (6.82%) DevOps
9 3 (6.82%) RAD
9 3 (6.82%) Scrum
9 3 (6.82%) Software Testing
9 3 (6.82%) UML
10 2 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (63.64%) JavaScript
2 26 (59.09%) Java
3 10 (22.73%) PHP
4 9 (20.45%) SQL
5 4 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 3 (6.82%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.82%) C#
6 3 (6.82%) Haskell
6 3 (6.82%) Perl
7 2 (4.55%) C
8 1 (2.27%) Apple Swift
8 1 (2.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) IBM
2 7 (15.91%) Zend
3 4 (9.09%) Sybase
4 3 (6.82%) ATG
4 3 (6.82%) Blue Martini
4 3 (6.82%) Elastic Path
4 3 (6.82%) Interwoven
5 2 (4.55%) Dell
5 2 (4.55%) Oracle
5 2 (4.55%) SAP
6 1 (2.27%) iManage
6 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.27%) ServiceNow