Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 3 8
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 120 54 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 30.93% 20.22% 17.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.35% 21.18% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 35 18
Watford median daily rate £365 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.12% +17.24% -3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £336 £294
90th Percentile £488 £538 £440
Hertfordshire median daily rate £388 £438 £350
% change year-on-year -11.43% +25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 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 £36.50
% change year-on-year -53.33% +2.74% -

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 371 255 231
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 95.51% 97.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 133 131
Watford median daily rate £390 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.24% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £149 £120
90th Percentile £575 £538 £488
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £411 £400
% change year-on-year -2.74% +2.81% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 17
Watford median hourly rate £17.50 £13.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% -8.62% +16.00%
10th Percentile £13.40 £11.57 £8.50
90th Percentile £35.80 £15.55 £41.25
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +20.69% -6.45% -4.62%

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 19 January 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 19 January 2018, 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 47 (39.17%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (38.33%) MVC
3 42 (35.00%) Finance
3 42 (35.00%) SQL
4 39 (32.50%) Java
5 37 (30.83%) HTML
6 36 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 31 (25.83%) CSS
8 26 (21.67%) JSON
9 25 (20.83%) Ruby
9 25 (20.83%) Spring
10 24 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
11 23 (19.17%) OO
11 23 (19.17%) React
12 22 (18.33%) E-Commerce
12 22 (18.33%) .NET
13 21 (17.50%) TDD
14 20 (16.67%) SQL Server
15 19 (15.83%) Redis
16 18 (15.00%) Spring MVC
16 18 (15.00%) C#
16 18 (15.00%) JSP
16 18 (15.00%) Ansible
17 17 (14.17%) Linux
17 17 (14.17%) Apache
17 17 (14.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 17 (14.17%) PostgreSQL
17 17 (14.17%) Open Source
18 16 (13.33%) HTML5
18 16 (13.33%) Web Development

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 17 (14.17%) Apache
2 15 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 7 (5.83%) nginx
4 4 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.67%) CMS
5 2 (1.67%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.83%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 10 (8.33%) Magento
2 3 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.67%) iTrent
3 2 (1.67%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.83%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.83%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.17%) SaaS
3 2 (1.67%) Boomi
3 2 (1.67%) GitHub
3 2 (1.67%) Heroku
3 2 (1.67%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.83%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.83%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.83%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.83%) npm
4 1 (0.83%) Route 53
4 1 (0.83%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.67%) Firewall
2 1 (0.83%) HTTP
2 1 (0.83%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 19 (15.83%) Redis
3 17 (14.17%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (14.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (8.33%) MySQL
5 10 (8.33%) Relational Database
6 7 (5.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (5.00%) Power BI
8 5 (4.17%) MongoDB
9 4 (3.33%) Qlik Sense
9 4 (3.33%) RDBMS
10 3 (2.50%) NoSQL
10 3 (2.50%) OLAP
10 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (1.67%) Big Data
11 2 (1.67%) OLAP Cube
11 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (11.67%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (5.00%) webpack
4 5 (4.17%) Subversion
5 4 (3.33%) Bitbucket
5 4 (3.33%) Vagrant
6 3 (2.50%) Grunt
6 3 (2.50%) gulp
6 3 (2.50%) IntelliJ
6 3 (2.50%) JUnit
6 3 (2.50%) Mercurial
6 3 (2.50%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.67%) Mocha
7 2 (1.67%) Selenium
8 1 (0.83%) Appium
8 1 (0.83%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.83%) GitLab
8 1 (0.83%) jMock
8 1 (0.83%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.83%) Protractor
General
1 42 (35.00%) Finance
2 11 (9.17%) Games
3 6 (5.00%) French Language
4 4 (3.33%) Marketing
4 4 (3.33%) Publishing
5 2 (1.67%) Automotive
5 2 (1.67%) Legal
6 1 (0.83%) Back Office
6 1 (0.83%) Front Office
6 1 (0.83%) Law
6 1 (0.83%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (30.83%) HTML
2 31 (25.83%) CSS
3 26 (21.67%) JSON
4 25 (20.83%) Spring
5 24 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
6 23 (19.17%) React
7 22 (18.33%) .NET
8 18 (15.00%) JSP
8 18 (15.00%) Spring MVC
9 16 (13.33%) HTML5
10 14 (11.67%) AngularJS
11 12 (10.00%) LAMP
11 12 (10.00%) REST
12 10 (8.33%) J2EE
12 10 (8.33%) Web Services
13 9 (7.50%) XML
14 8 (6.67%) EJB
14 8 (6.67%) Node.js
14 8 (6.67%) RESTful
14 8 (6.67%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.67%) DataPower
4 7 (5.83%) Fintech
5 5 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.33%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.67%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.67%) User Experience
8 1 (0.83%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.83%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.17%) Linux
2 2 (1.67%) Unix
3 1 (0.83%) HPUX
3 1 (0.83%) Solaris
3 1 (0.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (39.17%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (38.33%) MVC
3 23 (19.17%) OO
4 22 (18.33%) E-Commerce
5 21 (17.50%) TDD
6 17 (14.17%) Open Source
7 16 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (13.33%) Web Development
8 13 (10.83%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (10.83%) Pair Programming
9 12 (10.00%) BDD
10 11 (9.17%) Front End Development
11 10 (8.33%) Software Engineering
12 9 (7.50%) Data Modelling
12 9 (7.50%) DNA
12 9 (7.50%) OOP
12 9 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (7.50%) SOLID
13 8 (6.67%) Scrum
14 7 (5.83%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 42 (35.00%) SQL
2 39 (32.50%) Java
3 36 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 25 (20.83%) Ruby
5 18 (15.00%) C#
6 12 (10.00%) PHP
7 7 (5.83%) Python
7 7 (5.83%) T-SQL
8 5 (4.17%) C++
9 4 (3.33%) Perl
9 4 (3.33%) R
10 3 (2.50%) Groovy
10 3 (2.50%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.67%) C
11 2 (1.67%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.83%) BeanShell
12 1 (0.83%) ES6
12 1 (0.83%) GraphQL
12 1 (0.83%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (5.00%) Degree
2 4 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.17%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (15.00%) Ansible
2 6 (5.00%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 3 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (9.17%) IBM
1 11 (9.17%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.00%) hybris
2 6 (5.00%) SAP
3 5 (4.17%) Demandware
3 5 (4.17%) Zend
4 4 (3.33%) Alteryx
4 4 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (3.33%) Tableau
5 3 (2.50%) New Relic
5 3 (2.50%) Oracle
6 2 (1.67%) Dell
6 2 (1.67%) Sybase
7 1 (0.83%) ATG
7 1 (0.83%) Blue Martini
7 1 (0.83%) Cognos
7 1 (0.83%) Elastic Path
7 1 (0.83%) RedGate
7 1 (0.83%) Talend