Period
to 23 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 23 February 2019.

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
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 92 118 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 29.77% 32.07% 19.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.87% 33.05% 20.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 101 32
Watford median daily rate £450 £388 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.13% -11.43% +29.63%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £326
90th Percentile £550 £488 £538
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £388 £450
% change year-on-year +9.68% -13.89% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Watford median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £37.50 £17.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +114.29% -53.33% -

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 298 357 213
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.44% 97.01% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 161 114
Watford median daily rate £425 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £275 £213 £130
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 10
Watford median hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £13.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.68% +36.28% -50.60%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.93 £11.33
90th Percentile £35.00 £56.75 £15.35
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.08 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -18.28% +10.34% -21.62%

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 23 February 2019.

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 23 February 2019, 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 39 (42.39%) SQL
2 38 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (35.87%) JavaScript
4 32 (34.78%) CSS
5 25 (27.17%) HTML
6 24 (26.09%) C#
7 23 (25.00%) Oracle
8 21 (22.83%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (21.74%) ETL
10 19 (20.65%) TDD
10 19 (20.65%) Migration
11 18 (19.57%) Data Migration
12 17 (18.48%) Test Automation
12 17 (18.48%) BDD
12 17 (18.48%) SQL Server
13 16 (17.39%) Security Cleared
13 16 (17.39%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 15 (16.30%) SC Cleared
14 15 (16.30%) .NET
14 15 (16.30%) Visual Studio
14 15 (16.30%) PostgreSQL
14 15 (16.30%) JSON
15 14 (15.22%) jQuery
15 14 (15.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 14 (15.22%) PL/SQL
15 14 (15.22%) XML
15 14 (15.22%) Data Modelling
15 14 (15.22%) E-Commerce
16 13 (14.13%) MVC
16 13 (14.13%) REST

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 12 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 10 (10.87%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.17%) Apache
3 2 (2.17%) CMS
3 2 (2.17%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (2.17%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.09%) CICS
4 1 (1.09%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) GNU Octave
1 1 (1.09%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 10 (10.87%) Magento
2 2 (2.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (2.17%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.87%) Office 365
2 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.17%) npm
4 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.09%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) LAN
2 2 (2.17%) HTTP
3 1 (1.09%) ATM
3 1 (1.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.48%) SQL Server
2 15 (16.30%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (15.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (10.87%) Power BI
5 10 (10.87%) SQL Server 2016
6 9 (9.78%) Relational Database
7 7 (7.61%) MongoDB
7 7 (7.61%) PowerCenter
8 5 (5.43%) NoSQL
9 4 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database
9 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (4.35%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (3.26%) MySQL
11 2 (2.17%) DB2
11 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (16.30%) Visual Studio
2 12 (13.04%) Subversion
2 12 (13.04%) Visual Studio Code
3 9 (9.78%) JIRA
3 9 (9.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (8.70%) Git (software)
5 4 (4.35%) Grunt
5 4 (4.35%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (4.35%) Toad
6 3 (3.26%) gulp
6 3 (3.26%) Jasmine
6 3 (3.26%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (2.17%) Bower
7 2 (2.17%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.09%) Hudson
8 1 (1.09%) Mocha
8 1 (1.09%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.09%) webpack
General
1 11 (11.96%) Law
2 8 (8.70%) Finance
3 5 (5.43%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.17%) Retail
6 1 (1.09%) Banking
6 1 (1.09%) Games
6 1 (1.09%) Marketing
6 1 (1.09%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (34.78%) CSS
2 25 (27.17%) HTML
3 15 (16.30%) .NET
3 15 (16.30%) JSON
4 14 (15.22%) jQuery
4 14 (15.22%) XML
5 13 (14.13%) REST
6 11 (11.96%) ASP.NET
7 10 (10.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 8 (8.70%) AngularJS
8 8 (8.70%) React
8 8 (8.70%) Sass
9 7 (7.61%) CAML
9 7 (7.61%) HTML5
9 7 (7.61%) Redux
9 7 (7.61%) XHTML
10 6 (6.52%) Ajax
10 6 (6.52%) RESTful
11 5 (5.43%) LESS
11 5 (5.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.87%) Reference Data
3 4 (4.35%) User Experience
4 3 (3.26%) W3C
5 2 (2.17%) Fintech
5 2 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.17%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.17%) Vector Graphics
6 1 (1.09%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.09%) DataPower
6 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.09%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.09%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.43%) Linux
2 2 (2.17%) zOS
3 1 (1.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (22.83%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (21.74%) ETL
4 19 (20.65%) Migration
4 19 (20.65%) TDD
5 18 (19.57%) Data Migration
6 17 (18.48%) BDD
6 17 (18.48%) Test Automation
7 16 (17.39%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 14 (15.22%) Data Modelling
8 14 (15.22%) E-Commerce
9 13 (14.13%) MVC
9 13 (14.13%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (11.96%) Front End Development
11 10 (10.87%) Data Mapping
11 10 (10.87%) Workflow
12 9 (9.78%) Analytical Thinking
13 8 (8.70%) OO
13 8 (8.70%) OO PHP
14 7 (7.61%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 39 (42.39%) SQL
2 33 (35.87%) JavaScript
3 24 (26.09%) C#
4 14 (15.22%) PL/SQL
5 10 (10.87%) T-SQL
6 9 (9.78%) PHP
7 7 (7.61%) PowerShell
8 4 (4.35%) Java
9 2 (2.17%) Assembly Language
9 2 (2.17%) COBOL
9 2 (2.17%) ES6
9 2 (2.17%) Python
10 1 (1.09%) C
10 1 (1.09%) C++
10 1 (1.09%) JCL
Qualifications
1 16 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 15 (16.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.09%) Docker
2 1 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
1 1 (1.09%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 23 (25.00%) Oracle
2 10 (10.87%) Nintex
3 9 (9.78%) Sony
3 9 (9.78%) Talend
4 8 (8.70%) Zend
5 7 (7.61%) Informatica
6 6 (6.52%) Microsoft
7 5 (5.43%) IBM
8 4 (4.35%) Cognos
9 3 (3.26%) hybris
10 2 (2.17%) SAP
10 2 (2.17%) Sitecore
10 2 (2.17%) Sybase
10 2 (2.17%) Xerox
11 1 (1.09%) Adobe
11 1 (1.09%) Tableau
11 1 (1.09%) Xilinx