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 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 44 26 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 23.78% 18.44% 18.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.72% 19.12% 18.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 20
Median daily rate £438 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £313 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £404 £450
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 £41.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.66% +7.14%
Developer
Hertfordshire

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
178 136 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 96.22% 96.45% 99.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 69 78
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 10
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 2016.

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 29 September 2016, 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 32 (53.33%) HTML
2 28 (46.67%) JavaScript
2 28 (46.67%) CSS
3 24 (40.00%) Java
3 24 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 22 (36.67%) SQL
5 18 (30.00%) MVC
6 16 (26.67%) Web Services
6 16 (26.67%) XHTML
7 15 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 13 (21.67%) Finance
8 13 (21.67%) Linux
9 12 (20.00%) OO
9 12 (20.00%) PHP
9 12 (20.00%) MySQL
10 11 (18.33%) Apache
11 10 (16.67%) Relational Database
11 10 (16.67%) Zend
12 9 (15.00%) Magento
12 9 (15.00%) OO PHP
12 9 (15.00%) Internet
12 9 (15.00%) XSL
12 9 (15.00%) J2EE
12 9 (15.00%) T-SQL
13 8 (13.33%) Sybase
13 8 (13.33%) JSP
13 8 (13.33%) IBM
13 8 (13.33%) LAMP
13 8 (13.33%) Retail
14 7 (11.67%) Ajax

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 11 (18.33%) Apache
2 7 (11.67%) WebSphere
2 7 (11.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (6.67%) CMS
4 3 (5.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (5.00%) Apache Solr
4 3 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (5.00%) MQSeries
4 3 (5.00%) NServiceBus
5 2 (3.33%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.67%) DNN
6 1 (1.67%) IBM Connections
6 1 (1.67%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.67%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.67%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (15.00%) Magento
2 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) SaaS
1 2 (3.33%) Slack
1 2 (3.33%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.00%) Internet
2 7 (11.67%) HTTP
3 1 (1.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (20.00%) MySQL
3 10 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 7 (11.67%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (11.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (11.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (8.33%) Sybase ASE
7 4 (6.67%) DB2
7 4 (6.67%) MongoDB
8 3 (5.00%) Jackrabbit
8 3 (5.00%) RDBMS
8 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Subversion
2 3 (5.00%) Ant
2 3 (5.00%) Eclipse
2 3 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.00%) JUnit
2 3 (5.00%) Log4j
2 3 (5.00%) Mockito
2 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 2 (3.33%) Jasmine
3 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.33%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (3.33%) Mocha
3 2 (3.33%) Selenium
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 13 (21.67%) Finance
2 8 (13.33%) Retail
3 7 (11.67%) Games
4 2 (3.33%) French Language
4 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (53.33%) HTML
2 28 (46.67%) CSS
3 16 (26.67%) Web Services
3 16 (26.67%) XHTML
4 9 (15.00%) J2EE
4 9 (15.00%) XSL
5 8 (13.33%) JSP
5 8 (13.33%) LAMP
6 7 (11.67%) .NET
6 7 (11.67%) Ajax
6 7 (11.67%) EJB
6 7 (11.67%) Servlets
6 7 (11.67%) XML
7 6 (10.00%) Hibernate
7 6 (10.00%) jQuery
7 6 (10.00%) JSON
7 6 (10.00%) Regular Expression
7 6 (10.00%) SOAP
7 6 (10.00%) Spring
8 5 (8.33%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.33%) e-Learning
2 2 (3.33%) RIA
2 2 (3.33%) User Experience
3 1 (1.67%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.67%) Linux
2 4 (6.67%) Unix
3 3 (5.00%) HPUX
3 3 (5.00%) Solaris
4 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 18 (30.00%) MVC
3 12 (20.00%) OO
4 9 (15.00%) OO PHP
5 7 (11.67%) Open Source
6 5 (8.33%) B2B
6 5 (8.33%) Web Development
7 4 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (6.67%) CRM
7 4 (6.67%) Data Modelling
7 4 (6.67%) Front End Development
7 4 (6.67%) Pair Programming
7 4 (6.67%) SDLC
7 4 (6.67%) Software Engineering
7 4 (6.67%) Test Automation
7 4 (6.67%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.00%) Logistics
8 3 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (5.00%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 28 (46.67%) JavaScript
2 24 (40.00%) Java
3 22 (36.67%) SQL
4 12 (20.00%) PHP
5 9 (15.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (5.00%) C#
6 3 (5.00%) Perl
7 2 (3.33%) Haskell
7 2 (3.33%) Python
7 2 (3.33%) Ruby
7 2 (3.33%) TypeScript
7 2 (3.33%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.67%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.67%) LotusScript
8 1 (1.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (1.67%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Varnish
Vendors
1 10 (16.67%) Zend
2 8 (13.33%) IBM
2 8 (13.33%) Sybase
3 3 (5.00%) ATG
3 3 (5.00%) Blue Martini
3 3 (5.00%) Elastic Path
3 3 (5.00%) Interwoven
3 3 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle
5 1 (1.67%) Google
5 1 (1.67%) Lotus