The median contractor rate for a Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 7 4
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 26 16 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 16.15% 11.76% 22.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.57% 11.85% 24.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 20
Median daily rate £350 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +17.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £296 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £480 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

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 140 135 143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 86.96% 99.26% 92.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 71 67
Median daily rate £375 £310 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.96% -14.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £130 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £13.00 £8.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +207.69% +52.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

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 3 months to 27 June 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 27 June 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 33 (73.33%) JavaScript
2 22 (48.89%) .NET
3 21 (46.67%) Java
3 21 (46.67%) SQL
4 17 (37.78%) HTML
5 15 (33.33%) HTML5
6 14 (31.11%) AngularJS
7 13 (28.89%) CSS
7 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (26.67%) Spring
8 12 (26.67%) Web Services
8 12 (26.67%) T-SQL
8 12 (26.67%) Finance
9 11 (24.44%) MVC
9 11 (24.44%) JSP
9 11 (24.44%) JSON
9 11 (24.44%) Front End Development
10 10 (22.22%) ASP.NET
10 10 (22.22%) Hibernate
11 9 (20.00%) XML
11 9 (20.00%) Windows
11 9 (20.00%) Linux
11 9 (20.00%) C#
11 9 (20.00%) Sybase
11 9 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
11 9 (20.00%) WebSphere
11 9 (20.00%) Sybase ASE
11 9 (20.00%) MongoDB
11 9 (20.00%) CSS3
12 8 (17.78%) Git (software)

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 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (8.89%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (6.67%) CMS
4 2 (4.44%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (4.44%) Umbraco
5 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (8.89%) SAP HCM
2 1 (2.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Boomi
1 4 (8.89%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) HTTP
2 1 (2.22%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
1 9 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 9 (20.00%) Sybase ASE
2 7 (15.56%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.44%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.22%) Big Data
5 1 (2.22%) Data Lake
5 1 (2.22%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (2.22%) Power BI
5 1 (2.22%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (4.44%) Subversion
3 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.44%) webpack
4 1 (2.22%) Babel
4 1 (2.22%) GCC
4 1 (2.22%) Grunt
4 1 (2.22%) gulp
4 1 (2.22%) IntelliJ
4 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.22%) JMeter
4 1 (2.22%) jMock
4 1 (2.22%) JUnit
4 1 (2.22%) Maven
4 1 (2.22%) Selenium
4 1 (2.22%) SonarQube
General
1 12 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Interactive Media
2 3 (6.67%) Law
3 1 (2.22%) French Language
3 1 (2.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (48.89%) .NET
2 17 (37.78%) HTML
3 15 (33.33%) HTML5
4 14 (31.11%) AngularJS
5 13 (28.89%) CSS
6 12 (26.67%) Spring
6 12 (26.67%) Web Services
7 11 (24.44%) JSON
7 11 (24.44%) JSP
8 10 (22.22%) ASP.NET
8 10 (22.22%) Hibernate
9 9 (20.00%) CSS3
9 9 (20.00%) XML
10 8 (17.78%) IBM Integration Bus
10 8 (17.78%) J2EE
11 7 (15.56%) jQuery
11 7 (15.56%) RESTful
12 6 (13.33%) REST
12 6 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
12 6 (13.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) DataPower
2 6 (13.33%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.67%) NHS
4 2 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.44%) Replication
5 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Linux
1 9 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Mac OS
2 1 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (24.44%) Front End Development
2 11 (24.44%) MVC
3 7 (15.56%) OO
3 7 (15.56%) Open Source
4 6 (13.33%) API Development
4 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 5 (11.11%) Microservices
6 4 (8.89%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
6 4 (8.89%) Configuration Management
6 4 (8.89%) CRM
6 4 (8.89%) DevOps
6 4 (8.89%) Release Management
7 3 (6.67%) Data Modelling
7 3 (6.67%) Kanban
7 3 (6.67%) Software Engineering
7 3 (6.67%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (73.33%) JavaScript
2 21 (46.67%) Java
2 21 (46.67%) SQL
3 12 (26.67%) T-SQL
4 9 (20.00%) C#
5 8 (17.78%) C
6 4 (8.89%) ES6
6 4 (8.89%) Python
7 2 (4.44%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.22%) C++
8 1 (2.22%) Groovy
8 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) Sybase
2 8 (17.78%) IBM
3 4 (8.89%) Dell
3 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.89%) SAP
4 3 (6.67%) Oracle
5 2 (4.44%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.22%) New Relic
6 1 (2.22%) Teradata