The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 4 2 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 20 26 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 16.53% 26.80% 26.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.54% 28.89% 26.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 17
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £300 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

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 114 90 123
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 94.21% 92.78% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 42 58
Median daily rate £450 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.28% -2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £287 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 10
Median hourly rate £14.50 £37.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.33% +177.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £14.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £37.50 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Developer in Watford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Watford

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 25 (64.10%) JavaScript
2 23 (58.97%) Java
3 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (35.90%) HTML
5 13 (33.33%) .NET
6 11 (28.21%) CSS
7 10 (25.64%) XML
7 10 (25.64%) OO
7 10 (25.64%) E-Commerce
7 10 (25.64%) Finance
7 10 (25.64%) MongoDB
8 9 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (23.08%) Web Services
8 9 (23.08%) AngularJS
9 8 (20.51%) BDD
9 8 (20.51%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (20.51%) IBM
9 8 (20.51%) SQL
9 8 (20.51%) TDD
9 8 (20.51%) WebSphere
9 8 (20.51%) IBM Integration Bus
10 7 (17.95%) JSON
10 7 (17.95%) DataPower
10 7 (17.95%) Open Source
10 7 (17.95%) T-SQL
10 7 (17.95%) JSP
10 7 (17.95%) Hibernate
10 7 (17.95%) WebSphere Cast Iron
11 6 (15.38%) API Development
11 6 (15.38%) WebSphere MQ

Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 8 (20.51%) WebSphere
2 5 (12.82%) Apache Spark
3 3 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.56%) Apache
4 1 (2.56%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.56%) Drupal
4 1 (2.56%) NServiceBus
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Camtasia
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (10.26%) SAP HCM
3 3 (7.69%) Magento
4 1 (2.56%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Boomi
1 4 (10.26%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) HTTP
2 1 (2.56%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) MongoDB
2 6 (15.38%) Crystal Reports
2 6 (15.38%) Sybase ASE
3 5 (12.82%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (12.82%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
5 3 (7.69%) MySQL
5 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
1 3 (7.69%) JBehave
1 3 (7.69%) Selenium
1 3 (7.69%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.56%) Babel
2 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.56%) webpack
General
1 10 (25.64%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Law
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.90%) HTML
2 13 (33.33%) .NET
3 11 (28.21%) CSS
4 10 (25.64%) XML
5 9 (23.08%) AngularJS
5 9 (23.08%) Web Services
6 8 (20.51%) IBM Integration Bus
7 7 (17.95%) Hibernate
7 7 (17.95%) JSON
7 7 (17.95%) JSP
8 6 (15.38%) RESTful
8 6 (15.38%) Spring
8 6 (15.38%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (15.38%) XSLT
9 5 (12.82%) HTML5
9 5 (12.82%) J2EE
10 3 (7.69%) Gherkin
10 3 (7.69%) jQuery
10 3 (7.69%) Sass
11 2 (5.13%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) DataPower
2 4 (10.26%) Mobile App
2 4 (10.26%) User Experience
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.56%) RIA
4 1 (2.56%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Linux
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.64%) E-Commerce
2 10 (25.64%) OO
3 9 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (20.51%) BDD
4 8 (20.51%) Continuous Delivery
4 8 (20.51%) TDD
5 7 (17.95%) Open Source
6 6 (15.38%) API Development
6 6 (15.38%) CRM
7 5 (12.82%) DevOps
7 5 (12.82%) Front End Development
7 5 (12.82%) Pair Programming
8 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
8 4 (10.26%) Release Management
9 3 (7.69%) ATDD
9 3 (7.69%) MVC
9 3 (7.69%) OO PHP
9 3 (7.69%) Scrum
9 3 (7.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (64.10%) JavaScript
2 23 (58.97%) Java
3 8 (20.51%) SQL
4 7 (17.95%) T-SQL
5 5 (12.82%) C
5 5 (12.82%) PHP
6 4 (10.26%) C#
7 3 (7.69%) Haskell
8 2 (5.13%) ES6
9 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) IBM
2 6 (15.38%) Sybase
3 4 (10.26%) Dell
3 4 (10.26%) SAP
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle
4 3 (7.69%) Zend
5 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.56%) iManage
6 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow
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