Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a .NET Developer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 39 29
Rank change year-on-year -2 -10 0
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Developer 8 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.81% 2.07% 3.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 2.12% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 4 1
Watford median daily rate £363 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.41% -10.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £313 £213 £363
90th Percentile £394 £485 £388
Hertfordshire median daily rate £363 £390 £353
% change year-on-year -7.05% +10.64% -2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Watford
Contract vacancies in Watford with a recognized job title 412 283 243
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.42% 97.59% 96.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 147 133
Watford median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £200 £170 £120
90th Percentile £575 £538 £488
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 16
Watford median hourly rate £17.75 £14.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.79% +3.70% +8.00%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £15.25 £35.12
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +20.69% -14.71% +12.25%

.NET Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings that featured .NET Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET Developer in Watford

.NET Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (75.00%) TDD
3 6 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) MVC
3 6 (75.00%) Finance
3 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (75.00%) C#
3 6 (75.00%) WCF
3 6 (75.00%) SDLC
3 6 (75.00%) SOLID
4 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (62.50%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (37.50%) WPF
6 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
6 2 (25.00%) IBM
6 2 (25.00%) DataPower
6 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (25.00%) RESTful
6 2 (25.00%) Java
6 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (25.00%) XML
7 1 (12.50%) XSLT
7 1 (12.50%) HTTP
7 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
7 1 (12.50%) SOAP

.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 (25.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
1 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) WCF
3 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (37.50%) WPF
5 2 (25.00%) RESTful
5 2 (25.00%) XML
6 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
6 1 (12.50%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (12.50%) JSON
6 1 (12.50%) REST
6 1 (12.50%) SOAP
6 1 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (12.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (25.00%) DataPower
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) MVC
2 6 (75.00%) SDLC
2 6 (75.00%) SOLID
2 6 (75.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) API Development
4 1 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) TypeScript
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) IBM