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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 5 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 15 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 14.42% 18.18% 15.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.46% 18.37% 16.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 9
Median daily rate £425 £368 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.64% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £306 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £443 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.71%

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
97 98 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 93.27% 98.99% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 62 43
Median daily rate £450 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £120 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 8
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -51.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 25 (51.02%) Java
1 25 (51.02%) JavaScript
2 24 (48.98%) HTML
3 22 (44.90%) E-Commerce
4 20 (40.82%) CSS
5 14 (28.57%) XHTML
6 13 (26.53%) OO
6 13 (26.53%) PHP
7 12 (24.49%) Web Services
7 12 (24.49%) MVC
7 12 (24.49%) Finance
7 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (20.41%) Zend
8 10 (20.41%) SQL
8 10 (20.41%) Linux
9 9 (18.37%) JSP
9 9 (18.37%) TDD
9 9 (18.37%) Magento
9 9 (18.37%) BDD
9 9 (18.37%) OO PHP
9 9 (18.37%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (16.33%) Relational Database
10 8 (16.33%) MongoDB
10 8 (16.33%) J2EE
10 8 (16.33%) MySQL
10 8 (16.33%) Apache
10 8 (16.33%) Internet
11 7 (14.29%) EJB
11 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
11 7 (14.29%) Servlets

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 8 (16.33%) Apache
2 7 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 7 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (12.24%) Apache Spark
4 3 (6.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (6.12%) Apache Solr
4 3 (6.12%) CMS
4 3 (6.12%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (6.12%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.04%) Drupal
5 1 (2.04%) NServiceBus
5 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.04%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) Camtasia
2 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (18.37%) Magento
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
1 1 (2.04%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) Internet
2 5 (10.20%) HTTP
3 1 (2.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) MongoDB
1 8 (16.33%) MySQL
1 8 (16.33%) Relational Database
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 6 (12.24%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (6.12%) DB2
6 3 (6.12%) Jackrabbit
6 3 (6.12%) RDBMS
6 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (6.12%) Sybase ASE
7 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (2.04%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (2.04%) Power BI
8 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Selenium
2 3 (6.12%) Ant
2 3 (6.12%) Cucumber
2 3 (6.12%) Eclipse
2 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.12%) JBehave
2 3 (6.12%) JUnit
2 3 (6.12%) Log4j
2 3 (6.12%) Mockito
2 3 (6.12%) Subversion
2 3 (6.12%) WebDriver
2 3 (6.12%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (24.49%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Games
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
3 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) French Language
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (48.98%) HTML
2 20 (40.82%) CSS
3 14 (28.57%) XHTML
4 12 (24.49%) Web Services
5 9 (18.37%) JSP
6 8 (16.33%) J2EE
7 7 (14.29%) EJB
7 7 (14.29%) Servlets
7 7 (14.29%) XSL
8 6 (12.24%) LAMP
8 6 (12.24%) XML
9 5 (10.20%) AWT
9 5 (10.20%) Regular Expression
9 5 (10.20%) SOAP
9 5 (10.20%) Swing
10 4 (8.16%) Ajax
10 4 (8.16%) JSON
10 4 (8.16%) REST
11 3 (6.12%) JMS
11 3 (6.12%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) User Experience
3 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.04%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.04%) RIA
3 1 (2.04%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.41%) Linux
2 3 (6.12%) HPUX
2 3 (6.12%) Solaris
2 3 (6.12%) Unix
3 2 (4.08%) Windows
4 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (44.90%) E-Commerce
2 13 (26.53%) OO
3 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (24.49%) MVC
4 9 (18.37%) BDD
4 9 (18.37%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (18.37%) OO PHP
4 9 (18.37%) TDD
5 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (12.24%) Pair Programming
6 5 (10.20%) Open Source
7 4 (8.16%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.12%) ATDD
8 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.12%) CRM
8 3 (6.12%) Front End Development
8 3 (6.12%) RAD
8 3 (6.12%) Scrum
8 3 (6.12%) Software Testing
8 3 (6.12%) UML
Programming Languages
1 25 (51.02%) Java
1 25 (51.02%) JavaScript
2 13 (26.53%) PHP
3 10 (20.41%) SQL
4 4 (8.16%) Haskell
5 3 (6.12%) Bash Shell
5 3 (6.12%) Perl
5 3 (6.12%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.08%) C#
7 1 (2.04%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.04%) C
7 1 (2.04%) Python
7 1 (2.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Varnish
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Zend
2 7 (14.29%) IBM
3 3 (6.12%) ATG
3 3 (6.12%) Blue Martini
3 3 (6.12%) Elastic Path
3 3 (6.12%) Interwoven
3 3 (6.12%) Sybase
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle
5 1 (2.04%) iManage
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow