Period
to 23 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 5 5
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 88 40 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 29.43% 16.33% 17.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.14% 17.62% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 34 19
Watford median daily rate £375 £390 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +1.30% +2.67%
10th Percentile £300 £286 £298
90th Percentile £488 £538 £476
Hertfordshire median daily rate £388 £463 £375
% change year-on-year -16.22% +23.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Watford median hourly rate £17.50 - £37.50
10th Percentile £16.25 - £33.75
90th Percentile £18.75 - £41.25
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -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 292 227 190
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.66% 92.65% 96.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 131 106
Watford median daily rate £400 £425 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +10.03% -3.44%
10th Percentile £268 £130 £120
90th Percentile £550 £550 £494
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 7
Watford median hourly rate £18.25 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.86% - +11.54%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.33 £13.15
90th Percentile £56.75 £15.35 £41.25
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £18.63
% change year-on-year -1.59% -15.44% +6.43%

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 23 April 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (38.64%) HTML
2 34 (38.64%) JavaScript
3 31 (35.23%) CSS
4 29 (32.95%) Java
5 27 (30.68%) MVC
6 25 (28.41%) Finance
6 25 (28.41%) E-Commerce
7 23 (26.14%) SQL
8 20 (22.73%) Magento
9 19 (21.59%) Ruby
9 19 (21.59%) Linux
9 19 (21.59%) OO
10 18 (20.45%) Apache
10 18 (20.45%) Spring
10 18 (20.45%) Ruby on Rails
11 17 (19.32%) Open Source
11 17 (19.32%) TDD
11 17 (19.32%) XHTML
11 17 (19.32%) PHP
12 15 (17.05%) MySQL
13 14 (15.91%) AngularJS
13 14 (15.91%) React
14 13 (14.77%) Redis
14 13 (14.77%) SQL Server
14 13 (14.77%) Web Services
14 13 (14.77%) LAMP
15 12 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
15 12 (13.64%) JSP
15 12 (13.64%) 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 18 (20.45%) Apache
2 5 (5.68%) nginx
2 5 (5.68%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.41%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.27%) CMS
5 1 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.14%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.14%) Commerce Server
5 1 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.14%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (22.73%) Magento
2 3 (3.41%) iTrent
3 1 (1.14%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 1 (1.14%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.27%) GitHub
2 2 (2.27%) Heroku
2 2 (2.27%) SaaS
3 1 (1.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (1.14%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.14%) CloudFront
3 1 (1.14%) npm
3 1 (1.14%) Route 53
3 1 (1.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (1.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.95%) HTTP
2 1 (1.14%) Internet
2 1 (1.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.05%) MySQL
2 13 (14.77%) Redis
2 13 (14.77%) SQL Server
3 12 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (12.50%) Relational Database
5 8 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (3.41%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (3.41%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (3.41%) NoSQL
8 3 (3.41%) OLTP
8 3 (3.41%) Sybase ASE
9 2 (2.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (2.27%) DB2
9 2 (2.27%) MongoDB
10 1 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (1.14%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 12 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.68%) JUnit
2 5 (5.68%) Subversion
2 5 (5.68%) Vagrant
3 4 (4.55%) gulp
3 4 (4.55%) Karma Test Runner
3 4 (4.55%) webpack
4 3 (3.41%) Grunt
4 3 (3.41%) Jasmine
4 3 (3.41%) Mercurial
5 2 (2.27%) Ant
5 2 (2.27%) Bitbucket
5 2 (2.27%) Mocha
5 2 (2.27%) Mockito
5 2 (2.27%) Selenium
5 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.14%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.14%) JMeter
6 1 (1.14%) Log4j
6 1 (1.14%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 25 (28.41%) Finance
2 4 (4.55%) Games
3 3 (3.41%) Law
3 3 (3.41%) Legal
3 3 (3.41%) Retail
4 2 (2.27%) Automotive
5 1 (1.14%) Front Office
5 1 (1.14%) Marketing
5 1 (1.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (38.64%) HTML
2 31 (35.23%) CSS
3 18 (20.45%) Ruby on Rails
3 18 (20.45%) Spring
4 17 (19.32%) XHTML
5 14 (15.91%) AngularJS
5 14 (15.91%) React
6 13 (14.77%) LAMP
6 13 (14.77%) Web Services
7 12 (13.64%) JSP
7 12 (13.64%) REST
8 10 (11.36%) HTML5
8 10 (11.36%) Spring MVC
8 10 (11.36%) XSL
9 9 (10.23%) JSON
10 8 (9.09%) jQuery
11 7 (7.95%) J2EE
11 7 (7.95%) SOAP
11 7 (7.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (6.82%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (10.23%) Fintech
4 7 (7.95%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (7.95%) User Experience
5 3 (3.41%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.41%) Vector Graphics
5 3 (3.41%) W3C
6 1 (1.14%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.59%) Linux
2 1 (1.14%) HPUX
2 1 (1.14%) Solaris
2 1 (1.14%) Unix
2 1 (1.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (30.68%) MVC
3 25 (28.41%) E-Commerce
4 19 (21.59%) OO
5 17 (19.32%) Open Source
5 17 (19.32%) TDD
6 11 (12.50%) OO PHP
7 10 (11.36%) Front End Development
7 10 (11.36%) OOP
8 9 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (9.09%) Microservices
10 7 (7.95%) Analytical Thinking
10 7 (7.95%) BDD
10 7 (7.95%) Scrum
10 7 (7.95%) Web Development
11 6 (6.82%) Kanban
11 6 (6.82%) Pair Programming
11 6 (6.82%) Responsive Web Design
11 6 (6.82%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 34 (38.64%) JavaScript
2 29 (32.95%) Java
3 23 (26.14%) SQL
4 19 (21.59%) Ruby
5 17 (19.32%) PHP
6 8 (9.09%) T-SQL
7 7 (7.95%) C#
7 7 (7.95%) Java 8
8 4 (4.55%) Python
9 3 (3.41%) C++
10 2 (2.27%) ES6
11 1 (1.14%) Apex Code
11 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.14%) BeanShell
11 1 (1.14%) Go
11 1 (1.14%) Perl
11 1 (1.14%) R
11 1 (1.14%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (4.55%) Degree
2 3 (3.41%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.14%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (11.36%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (12.50%) Zend
2 6 (6.82%) hybris
3 5 (5.68%) IBM
4 4 (4.55%) SAP
5 3 (3.41%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.41%) Sybase
6 2 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.27%) Tableau
7 1 (1.14%) Alteryx
7 1 (1.14%) ATG
7 1 (1.14%) Blue Martini
7 1 (1.14%) Cognos
7 1 (1.14%) Demandware
7 1 (1.14%) Elastic Path