Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 19 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.

Developer
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 130 59 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 29.82% 20.70% 18.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.02% 21.22% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 29 30
Watford median daily rate £363 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.71% +17.24% -3.33%
10th Percentile £290 £306 £294
90th Percentile £474 £538 £407
Hertfordshire median daily rate £388 £414 £363
% change year-on-year -6.34% +14.14% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Watford median hourly rate £17.50 - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 - £34.50

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 406 278 241
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.12% 97.54% 96.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 145 131
Watford median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £205 £170 £120
90th Percentile £575 £535 £475
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 16
Watford median hourly rate £17.75 £13.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.09% +1.85% +8.00%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £15.20 £35.12
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.84 £14.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +16.10% -14.71% +10.43%

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 19 November 2017.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 56 (43.08%) SQL
2 54 (41.54%) MVC
3 53 (40.77%) Finance
4 45 (34.62%) Java
5 44 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (30.77%) JavaScript
7 39 (30.00%) HTML
8 34 (26.15%) CSS
9 33 (25.38%) Spring
9 33 (25.38%) JSON
10 28 (21.54%) .NET
11 26 (20.00%) JSP
12 25 (19.23%) C#
12 25 (19.23%) Spring MVC
13 20 (15.38%) HTML5
13 20 (15.38%) SQL Server
13 20 (15.38%) E-Commerce
13 20 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (14.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 17 (13.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 17 (13.08%) TDD
15 17 (13.08%) OO
15 17 (13.08%) Front End Development
16 16 (12.31%) Linux
16 16 (12.31%) Git (software)
17 15 (11.54%) WebSphere
17 15 (11.54%) Web Development
17 15 (11.54%) React
18 14 (10.77%) Ruby on Rails
18 14 (10.77%) Ruby

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 15 (11.54%) WebSphere
2 14 (10.77%) Apache
3 7 (5.38%) nginx
4 4 (3.08%) CMS
4 4 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.08%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.54%) Commerce Server
5 2 (1.54%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.54%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.77%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 9 (6.92%) Magento
2 3 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.54%) iTrent
3 2 (1.54%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.85%) SaaS
2 3 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.54%) Boomi
3 2 (1.54%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.77%) npm
4 1 (0.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.54%) Firewall
2 1 (0.77%) HTTP
2 1 (0.77%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 19 (14.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (13.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (9.23%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (9.23%) Redis
5 11 (8.46%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (7.69%) MySQL
6 10 (7.69%) Relational Database
7 8 (6.15%) Power BI
7 8 (6.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (4.62%) MongoDB
8 6 (4.62%) Qlik Sense
9 5 (3.85%) RDBMS
10 4 (3.08%) Big Data
10 4 (3.08%) Data Lake
10 4 (3.08%) OLAP
11 3 (2.31%) NoSQL
11 3 (2.31%) OLAP Cube
11 3 (2.31%) Sybase ASE
12 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (12.31%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.85%) webpack
4 4 (3.08%) Bitbucket
4 4 (3.08%) Subversion
4 4 (3.08%) Vagrant
4 4 (3.08%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.31%) Grunt
5 3 (2.31%) gulp
5 3 (2.31%) IntelliJ
5 3 (2.31%) JUnit
5 3 (2.31%) Mercurial
5 3 (2.31%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.54%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.77%) Ant
7 1 (0.77%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.77%) JMeter
7 1 (0.77%) Log4j
7 1 (0.77%) Mockito
7 1 (0.77%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 53 (40.77%) Finance
2 10 (7.69%) French Language
2 10 (7.69%) Games
3 4 (3.08%) Publishing
4 3 (2.31%) Interactive Media
4 3 (2.31%) Marketing
5 2 (1.54%) Legal
6 1 (0.77%) Back Office
6 1 (0.77%) Front Office
6 1 (0.77%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (30.00%) HTML
2 34 (26.15%) CSS
3 33 (25.38%) JSON
3 33 (25.38%) Spring
4 28 (21.54%) .NET
5 26 (20.00%) JSP
6 25 (19.23%) Spring MVC
7 20 (15.38%) HTML5
8 15 (11.54%) React
9 14 (10.77%) Ruby on Rails
10 13 (10.00%) AngularJS
11 12 (9.23%) REST
12 11 (8.46%) LAMP
12 11 (8.46%) Web Services
13 10 (7.69%) CSS3
13 10 (7.69%) J2EE
14 9 (6.92%) jQuery
14 9 (6.92%) XML
15 8 (6.15%) ASP.NET
15 8 (6.15%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (6.15%) DataPower
3 5 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.08%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.31%) NHS
6 2 (1.54%) Fintech
6 2 (1.54%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.77%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.77%) State Machine
7 1 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.31%) Linux
2 3 (2.31%) Unix
2 3 (2.31%) Windows
3 1 (0.77%) HPUX
3 1 (0.77%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.77%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (41.54%) MVC
2 44 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 17 (13.08%) Front End Development
4 17 (13.08%) OO
4 17 (13.08%) TDD
5 15 (11.54%) Web Development
6 13 (10.00%) Data Modelling
6 13 (10.00%) Open Source
7 12 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (8.46%) Pair Programming
8 11 (8.46%) Software Engineering
9 10 (7.69%) BDD
9 10 (7.69%) ETL
9 10 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (6.92%) SOLID
10 9 (6.92%) Workflow
11 8 (6.15%) DNA
11 8 (6.15%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 56 (43.08%) SQL
2 45 (34.62%) Java
3 40 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 25 (19.23%) C#
5 14 (10.77%) Ruby
6 11 (8.46%) PHP
7 9 (6.92%) T-SQL
8 7 (5.38%) Python
9 6 (4.62%) C++
10 5 (3.85%) C
11 4 (3.08%) Perl
11 4 (3.08%) PL/SQL
11 4 (3.08%) R
12 3 (2.31%) Groovy
12 3 (2.31%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.77%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (5.38%) Degree
2 4 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.77%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.77%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.85%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.31%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (10.00%) Ansible
2 6 (4.62%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 3 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.31%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (8.46%) IBM
1 11 (8.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.85%) Demandware
2 5 (3.85%) hybris
2 5 (3.85%) Oracle
2 5 (3.85%) Zend
3 4 (3.08%) Alteryx
3 4 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (3.08%) SAP
3 4 (3.08%) Tableau
4 3 (2.31%) New Relic
4 3 (2.31%) Sybase
5 2 (1.54%) Dell
5 2 (1.54%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.54%) Teradata
6 1 (0.77%) ATG
6 1 (0.77%) Blue Martini
6 1 (0.77%) Elastic Path
6 1 (0.77%) RedGate
6 1 (0.77%) Talend