Period
to 22 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 87 85 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 23.77% 21.96% 18.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.65% 24.57% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 73 26
Watford median daily rate £400 £363 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -17.14% +20.69%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £268
90th Percentile £550 £438 £481
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +11.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Watford median hourly rate £57.50 - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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 353 346 315
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.45% 89.41% 97.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 177 155
Watford median daily rate £425 £390 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +21.88% -14.67%
10th Percentile £162 £176 £145
90th Percentile £550 £575 £488
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 10
Watford median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +24.53% -
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.35 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.13 £40.00 £14.75
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £16.81 £14.75
% change year-on-year +3.06% +13.93% -15.71%

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 22 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Watford

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Watford over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Developer in Watford

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 38 (43.68%) CSS
2 37 (42.53%) JavaScript
3 34 (39.08%) SQL
4 32 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (35.63%) C#
5 31 (35.63%) HTML
6 23 (26.44%) Migration
7 21 (24.14%) .NET
8 19 (21.84%) SQL Server
9 18 (20.69%) REST
10 17 (19.54%) MVC
10 17 (19.54%) TDD
11 16 (18.39%) ASP.NET
11 16 (18.39%) ETL
11 16 (18.39%) BDD
12 15 (17.24%) Data Mapping
12 15 (17.24%) SharePoint
12 15 (17.24%) Visual Studio
12 15 (17.24%) Front End Development
13 14 (16.09%) Java
13 14 (16.09%) Workflow
13 14 (16.09%) Data Migration
13 14 (16.09%) jQuery
14 13 (14.94%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (14.94%) T-SQL
15 12 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (13.79%) Test Automation
15 12 (13.79%) Office 365
15 12 (13.79%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (13.79%) Nintex

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 15 (17.24%) SharePoint
2 12 (13.79%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (6.90%) Apache
4 3 (3.45%) CMS
4 3 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.15%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.15%) Commerce Server
5 1 (1.15%) nginx
5 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (6.90%) Magento
2 3 (3.45%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (2.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.79%) Office 365
2 6 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.45%) Heroku
4 3 (3.45%) SaaS
5 2 (2.30%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (2.30%) Force.com
6 1 (1.15%) IaaS
6 1 (1.15%) npm
6 1 (1.15%) PaaS
6 1 (1.15%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.20%) HTTP
2 4 (4.60%) SSL
3 3 (3.45%) DNS
3 3 (3.45%) FTP
3 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.30%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.84%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.94%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (11.49%) SQL Server 2016
4 10 (11.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (9.20%) MySQL
6 6 (6.90%) MongoDB
6 6 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (5.75%) Relational Database
8 4 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (2.30%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (2.30%) Power BI
10 1 (1.15%) DB2
10 1 (1.15%) dBASE
10 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (1.15%) SSDT
10 1 (1.15%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 15 (17.24%) Visual Studio
2 12 (13.79%) Visual Studio Code
3 10 (11.49%) JIRA
3 10 (11.49%) Subversion
3 10 (11.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (8.05%) gulp
5 5 (5.75%) Git (software)
6 4 (4.60%) Gradle
7 3 (3.45%) GitLab
7 3 (3.45%) Spock
8 2 (2.30%) Gatling
8 2 (2.30%) Geb
8 2 (2.30%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.30%) webpack
9 1 (1.15%) Appium
9 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.15%) Grunt
9 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (1.15%) Vagrant
9 1 (1.15%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (12.64%) Retail
2 10 (11.49%) Law
3 4 (4.60%) Finance
4 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.15%) Advertising
5 1 (1.15%) Games
5 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (43.68%) CSS
2 31 (35.63%) HTML
3 21 (24.14%) .NET
4 18 (20.69%) REST
5 16 (18.39%) ASP.NET
6 14 (16.09%) jQuery
7 11 (12.64%) XML
8 10 (11.49%) CAML
9 8 (9.20%) HTML5
9 8 (9.20%) Spring
9 8 (9.20%) Web Services
10 7 (8.05%) JSON
11 6 (6.90%) LAMP
11 6 (6.90%) XHTML
12 5 (5.75%) AngularJS
12 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (5.75%) SOAP
12 5 (5.75%) Spring Boot
12 5 (5.75%) XSL
13 4 (4.60%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.49%) Reference Data
2 7 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.30%) Fintech
4 2 (2.30%) User Experience
5 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.15%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (26.44%) Migration
3 17 (19.54%) MVC
3 17 (19.54%) TDD
4 16 (18.39%) BDD
4 16 (18.39%) ETL
5 15 (17.24%) Data Mapping
5 15 (17.24%) Front End Development
6 14 (16.09%) Data Migration
6 14 (16.09%) Workflow
7 12 (13.79%) Test Automation
8 11 (12.64%) E-Commerce
9 10 (11.49%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 8 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (9.20%) Software Engineering
11 7 (8.05%) OO
12 6 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (6.90%) Microservices
12 6 (6.90%) OO PHP
12 6 (6.90%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 37 (42.53%) JavaScript
2 34 (39.08%) SQL
3 31 (35.63%) C#
4 14 (16.09%) Java
5 13 (14.94%) T-SQL
6 11 (12.64%) PowerShell
7 10 (11.49%) PL/SQL
8 8 (9.20%) PHP
9 5 (5.75%) Java 8
10 3 (3.45%) Apex Code
10 3 (3.45%) ES6
10 3 (3.45%) TypeScript
11 2 (2.30%) Python
12 1 (1.15%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 1 (1.15%) Groovy
12 1 (1.15%) Perl
12 1 (1.15%) SOQL
12 1 (1.15%) VB
12 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (11.49%) SC Cleared
1 10 (11.49%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (1.15%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (13.79%) Nintex
2 11 (12.64%) Oracle
3 10 (11.49%) Sony
3 10 (11.49%) Talend
4 8 (9.20%) Microsoft
5 6 (6.90%) Zend
6 4 (4.60%) Cognos
6 4 (4.60%) hybris
7 3 (3.45%) IBM
7 3 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (3.45%) Sybase
8 1 (1.15%) New Relic
8 1 (1.15%) SAP