The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 3 months to 30 March 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.

.NET Developer
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 18 24
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 4 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 3.31% 4.17% 3.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.51% 4.49% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Median daily rate £350 £300 £243
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +23.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Watford. 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
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 114 89 127
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 94.21% 92.71% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 44 61
Median daily rate £425 £365 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.43% -5.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 10
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £13.45 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

.NET Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford that featured .NET Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for .NET Developer in Watford

.NET Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Developer in Watford

.NET Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Developer in Watford over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET Developer in Watford

.NET Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET Developer in Watford

.NET Developer Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, .NET 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 .NET Developer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (50.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (50.00%) Classic ASP
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) HTTP
3 1 (25.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) DataPower
3 1 (25.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 1 (25.00%) Java

.NET Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) Classic ASP
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) DataPower
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft