Period
to 14 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 103 126 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 26.55% 28.25% 21.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.69% 30.29% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 121 30
Watford median daily rate £425 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -14.71% +17.24%
10th Percentile £305 £288 £298
90th Percentile £550 £463 £538
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £388 £415
% change year-on-year +9.68% -6.63% +14.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Watford median hourly rate £57.50 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +228.57% - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £42.50 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year +142.86% - -

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 372 416 278
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 93.27% 97.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 206 145
Watford median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -3.45%
10th Percentile £175 £209 £170
90th Percentile £550 £575 £531
Hertfordshire median daily rate £416 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.06% - +3.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 12
Watford median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +27.27% +1.85%
10th Percentile £12.30 £13.55 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.75 £40.00 £15.20
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £16.81 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.06% +12.03% -15.49%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 46 (44.66%) SQL
2 44 (42.72%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (37.86%) C#
4 33 (32.04%) JavaScript
4 33 (32.04%) CSS
5 27 (26.21%) ETL
5 27 (26.21%) Migration
6 26 (25.24%) Oracle
6 26 (25.24%) SQL Server
7 25 (24.27%) .NET
7 25 (24.27%) HTML
8 23 (22.33%) TDD
9 22 (21.36%) Data Migration
9 22 (21.36%) BDD
10 21 (20.39%) Data Mapping
11 20 (19.42%) REST
11 20 (19.42%) PL/SQL
12 19 (18.45%) T-SQL
12 19 (18.45%) Visual Studio
12 19 (18.45%) ASP.NET
12 19 (18.45%) Test Automation
13 18 (17.48%) Security Cleared
13 18 (17.48%) PostgreSQL
13 18 (17.48%) XML
13 18 (17.48%) SharePoint
13 18 (17.48%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (17.48%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 17 (16.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 17 (16.50%) SC Cleared
15 16 (15.53%) Reference Data

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 (17.48%) SharePoint
2 14 (13.59%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (2.91%) CMS
4 2 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.97%) CICS
5 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.85%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (3.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.97%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.59%) Office 365
2 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.91%) SaaS
5 2 (1.94%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (1.94%) Heroku
6 1 (0.97%) Force.com
6 1 (0.97%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.91%) LAN
2 2 (1.94%) DNS
2 2 (1.94%) FTP
2 2 (1.94%) HTTP
2 2 (1.94%) SSL
2 2 (1.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.24%) SQL Server
2 18 (17.48%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (16.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (14.56%) SQL Server 2016
5 14 (13.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (7.77%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (6.80%) Power BI
8 6 (5.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (4.85%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (4.85%) MongoDB
10 4 (3.88%) Oracle Database
10 4 (3.88%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (3.88%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (3.88%) Oracle ODI
10 4 (3.88%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (3.88%) PowerCenter
10 4 (3.88%) Relational Database
10 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.94%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.97%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 19 (18.45%) Visual Studio
2 16 (15.53%) Subversion
2 16 (15.53%) Visual Studio Code
3 15 (14.56%) JIRA
4 11 (10.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (6.80%) gulp
6 4 (3.88%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.88%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (3.88%) Toad
7 3 (2.91%) Gradle
7 3 (2.91%) webpack
8 2 (1.94%) GitLab
8 2 (1.94%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.94%) Spock
9 1 (0.97%) Appium
9 1 (0.97%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.97%) Geb
9 1 (0.97%) Grunt
9 1 (0.97%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.97%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (11.65%) Law
2 9 (8.74%) Retail
3 6 (5.83%) Finance
4 5 (4.85%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.97%) Games
6 1 (0.97%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (32.04%) CSS
2 25 (24.27%) .NET
2 25 (24.27%) HTML
3 20 (19.42%) REST
4 19 (18.45%) ASP.NET
5 18 (17.48%) XML
6 16 (15.53%) jQuery
7 12 (11.65%) JSON
8 11 (10.68%) CAML
9 8 (7.77%) React
10 7 (6.80%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (6.80%) HTML5
10 7 (6.80%) Spring
11 6 (5.83%) Redux
11 6 (5.83%) Web Services
12 5 (4.85%) AngularJS
13 4 (3.88%) SOAP
13 4 (3.88%) Spring Boot
13 4 (3.88%) Spring MVC
14 3 (2.91%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.53%) Reference Data
2 13 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.94%) Fintech
4 2 (1.94%) User Experience
5 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.97%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.97%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.97%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.88%) Linux
2 1 (0.97%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (42.72%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (26.21%) ETL
2 27 (26.21%) Migration
3 23 (22.33%) TDD
4 22 (21.36%) BDD
4 22 (21.36%) Data Migration
5 21 (20.39%) Data Mapping
6 19 (18.45%) Test Automation
7 18 (17.48%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (17.48%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 15 (14.56%) Front End Development
8 15 (14.56%) Workflow
9 12 (11.65%) MVC
10 11 (10.68%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (6.80%) Data Integration
11 7 (6.80%) Data Modelling
11 7 (6.80%) Software Engineering
12 5 (4.85%) Analytics
12 5 (4.85%) Microservices
13 4 (3.88%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 46 (44.66%) SQL
2 39 (37.86%) C#
3 33 (32.04%) JavaScript
4 20 (19.42%) PL/SQL
5 19 (18.45%) T-SQL
6 11 (10.68%) Java
6 11 (10.68%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.88%) Java 8
8 2 (1.94%) ES6
8 2 (1.94%) Python
8 2 (1.94%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.97%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.97%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.97%) COBOL
9 1 (0.97%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 1 (0.97%) Groovy
9 1 (0.97%) JCL
9 1 (0.97%) SOQL
9 1 (0.97%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (17.48%) Security Cleared
2 17 (16.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.94%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.94%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.94%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.94%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (0.97%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 26 (25.24%) Oracle
2 15 (14.56%) Talend
3 14 (13.59%) Nintex
4 11 (10.68%) Sony
5 9 (8.74%) Microsoft
6 8 (7.77%) Cognos
7 4 (3.88%) hybris
7 4 (3.88%) Informatica
8 3 (2.91%) IBM
8 3 (2.91%) Sybase
9 2 (1.94%) SAP
10 1 (0.97%) New Relic
10 1 (0.97%) Salesforce.com