Period
to 20 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

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.

Developer
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 83 59 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 24.56% 18.50% 16.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.23% 20.63% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 43 23
Watford median daily rate £388 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -12.50% +10.34%
10th Percentile £267 £250 £240
90th Percentile £525 £475 £485
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Watford median hourly rate £57.50 - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £50.00 - £11.00

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 329 286 240
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.34% 89.66% 97.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 153 126
Watford median daily rate £400 £425 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +32.81% -11.72%
10th Percentile £213 £168 £153
90th Percentile £549 £575 £513
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 7
Watford median hourly rate £23.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.62% +3.57% +9.80%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.33 £12.60
90th Percentile £51.00 £40.00 £15.15
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.25 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.84% -3.13% -8.57%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Watford

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Watford

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Watford over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Watford

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Watford

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Watford

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Watford over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Developer in Watford

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Watford region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 36 (43.37%) HTML
2 35 (42.17%) JavaScript
2 35 (42.17%) CSS
3 30 (36.14%) Java
4 25 (30.12%) SQL
4 25 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (27.71%) E-Commerce
6 21 (25.30%) MVC
7 19 (22.89%) Front End Development
8 18 (21.69%) Spring
9 17 (20.48%) TDD
10 15 (18.07%) XHTML
10 15 (18.07%) Magento
11 13 (15.66%) REST
11 13 (15.66%) Web Services
11 13 (15.66%) PHP
11 13 (15.66%) SQL Server
11 13 (15.66%) Finance
11 13 (15.66%) Migration
12 12 (14.46%) JSP
12 12 (14.46%) Git (software)
12 12 (14.46%) Retail
12 12 (14.46%) jQuery
13 11 (13.25%) T-SQL
13 11 (13.25%) MySQL
13 11 (13.25%) Linux
14 10 (12.05%) OO
14 10 (12.05%) C#
14 10 (12.05%) Spring MVC
14 10 (12.05%) AngularJS

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 9 (10.84%) Apache
2 6 (7.23%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.82%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.61%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.41%) CMS
5 2 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.41%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.20%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.20%) Commerce Server
6 1 (1.20%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.20%) nginx
6 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (18.07%) Magento
2 3 (3.61%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (1.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.20%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.61%) Office 365
2 3 (3.61%) SaaS
3 2 (2.41%) Heroku
4 1 (1.20%) Force.com
4 1 (1.20%) IaaS
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.20%) npm
4 1 (1.20%) PaaS
4 1 (1.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.84%) HTTP
2 3 (3.61%) SSL
3 2 (2.41%) DNS
3 2 (2.41%) FTP
3 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.66%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.25%) MySQL
3 8 (9.64%) Relational Database
4 6 (7.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (6.02%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (6.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (4.82%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.61%) MongoDB
7 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.41%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (2.41%) DB2
9 1 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (1.20%) dBASE
9 1 (1.20%) Jackrabbit
9 1 (1.20%) MS Access
9 1 (1.20%) OLTP
9 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (14.46%) Git (software)
2 10 (12.05%) gulp
3 6 (7.23%) Subversion
4 5 (6.02%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.82%) Grunt
5 4 (4.82%) JUnit
6 3 (3.61%) Gradle
6 3 (3.61%) Jasmine
6 3 (3.61%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (3.61%) Mercurial
6 3 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio Code
6 3 (3.61%) webpack
7 2 (2.41%) Ant
7 2 (2.41%) GitLab
7 2 (2.41%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.41%) JIRA
7 2 (2.41%) Mockito
7 2 (2.41%) Spock
8 1 (1.20%) Maven
General
1 13 (15.66%) Finance
2 12 (14.46%) Retail
3 3 (3.61%) Law
4 2 (2.41%) Games
5 1 (1.20%) Advertising
5 1 (1.20%) Front Office
5 1 (1.20%) Legal
5 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (43.37%) HTML
2 35 (42.17%) CSS
3 18 (21.69%) Spring
4 15 (18.07%) XHTML
5 13 (15.66%) REST
5 13 (15.66%) Web Services
6 12 (14.46%) jQuery
6 12 (14.46%) JSP
7 10 (12.05%) AngularJS
7 10 (12.05%) Spring MVC
8 8 (9.64%) HTML5
8 8 (9.64%) JSON
8 8 (9.64%) LAMP
8 8 (9.64%) SOAP
9 7 (8.43%) Sass
9 7 (8.43%) XSL
10 6 (7.23%) .NET
10 6 (7.23%) LESS
10 6 (7.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (6.02%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.64%) User Experience
2 6 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.61%) Vector Graphics
5 2 (2.41%) Fintech
5 2 (2.41%) Reference Data
5 2 (2.41%) W3C
6 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.20%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.20%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.25%) Linux
2 1 (1.20%) HPUX
2 1 (1.20%) Solaris
2 1 (1.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.71%) E-Commerce
3 21 (25.30%) MVC
4 19 (22.89%) Front End Development
5 17 (20.48%) TDD
6 13 (15.66%) Migration
7 10 (12.05%) Microservices
7 10 (12.05%) OO
8 8 (9.64%) BDD
8 8 (9.64%) ETL
8 8 (9.64%) OO PHP
8 8 (9.64%) Open Source
8 8 (9.64%) Responsive Web Design
9 7 (8.43%) Data Mapping
9 7 (8.43%) Kanban
9 7 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (7.23%) Web Accessibility
11 5 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (6.02%) Data Migration
11 5 (6.02%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 35 (42.17%) JavaScript
2 30 (36.14%) Java
3 25 (30.12%) SQL
4 13 (15.66%) PHP
5 11 (13.25%) T-SQL
6 10 (12.05%) C#
7 9 (10.84%) Java 8
8 4 (4.82%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.61%) ES6
9 3 (3.61%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.41%) Apex Code
10 2 (2.41%) Perl
10 2 (2.41%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.41%) Python
10 2 (2.41%) Ruby
11 1 (1.20%) C++
11 1 (1.20%) VB
11 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.20%) VBA
11 1 (1.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.41%) Degree
1 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.41%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (1.20%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (9.64%) Zend
2 7 (8.43%) IBM
2 7 (8.43%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.23%) hybris
4 3 (3.61%) Cognos
4 3 (3.61%) Nintex
4 3 (3.61%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle
5 2 (2.41%) SAP
5 2 (2.41%) Tableau
5 2 (2.41%) Talend
6 1 (1.20%) Alteryx
6 1 (1.20%) ATG
6 1 (1.20%) Blue Martini
6 1 (1.20%) Demandware
6 1 (1.20%) Elastic Path
6 1 (1.20%) New Relic
6 1 (1.20%) Sony
6 1 (1.20%) Sybase