The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 25 31 24
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 4 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 2.92% 3.18% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.94% 3.36% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate
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£381 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.63% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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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
136 149 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 99.27% 94.90% 97.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 65 42
Average daily rate £388 £388 £441
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £23.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.55% +113.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Developer in the job title across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region that cited Senior Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Developer in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Billing
2 2 (50.00%) NetCracker
2 2 (50.00%) Spring
2 2 (50.00%) Java EE
2 2 (50.00%) Atlassian
2 2 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (50.00%) OWASP
2 2 (50.00%) RESTful
2 2 (50.00%) Struts2
2 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Clustering
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) JMS
2 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (50.00%) ProC
2 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (50.00%) Struts
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) Java

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region that cited Senior Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) ProC
General
1 2 (50.00%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Spring
1 2 (50.00%) Java EE
1 2 (50.00%) RESTful
1 2 (50.00%) Struts2
1 2 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (50.00%) JMS
1 2 (50.00%) Struts
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Open Source
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) OWASP
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) NetCracker
2 2 (50.00%) Atlassian