Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £406 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.

Java Developer
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 11 30
Rank change year-on-year -10 +19 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 29 27 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 7.47% 10.11% 2.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.82% 10.59% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 4
Watford median daily rate £406 £455 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +13.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £338 £375
90th Percentile £538 £538 £469
Hertfordshire median daily rate £519 £525 £388
% change year-on-year -1.19% +35.48% -2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -

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%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings that featured Java Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in Watford

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java Developer in Watford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in Watford

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in Watford over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Developer in Watford

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer in Watford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Developer in Watford

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, Java 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 Java Developer in the job title.

1 29 (100.00%) Java
2 22 (75.86%) Spring
3 21 (72.41%) MVC
4 18 (62.07%) Spring MVC
5 16 (55.17%) SQL
5 16 (55.17%) JSP
6 15 (51.72%) JSON
7 14 (48.28%) Finance
8 12 (41.38%) HTML
9 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
10 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (24.14%) TDD
11 7 (24.14%) Scrum
11 7 (24.14%) E-Commerce
11 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (24.14%) HTML5
11 7 (24.14%) REST
12 6 (20.69%) Microservices
12 6 (20.69%) Kanban
12 6 (20.69%) French Language
12 6 (20.69%) WebSphere
12 6 (20.69%) Web Development
12 6 (20.69%) J2EE
12 6 (20.69%) CSS
12 6 (20.69%) SOAP
12 6 (20.69%) Web Services
13 5 (17.24%) Servlets
13 5 (17.24%) EJB
13 5 (17.24%) hybris
13 5 (17.24%) AngularJS

Java 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 6 (20.69%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.90%) Apache
3 1 (3.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (3.45%) CMS
3 1 (3.45%) MQSeries
3 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) HTTP
1 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.45%) DB2
2 1 (3.45%) Jackrabbit
2 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.45%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.34%) Grunt
2 3 (10.34%) gulp
2 3 (10.34%) IntelliJ
3 2 (6.90%) JUnit
3 2 (6.90%) Selenium
4 1 (3.45%) Ant
4 1 (3.45%) Appium
4 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.45%) JMeter
4 1 (3.45%) jMock
4 1 (3.45%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (3.45%) Log4j
4 1 (3.45%) Mockito
4 1 (3.45%) Protractor
4 1 (3.45%) Subversion
4 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 14 (48.28%) Finance
2 6 (20.69%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (75.86%) Spring
2 18 (62.07%) Spring MVC
3 16 (55.17%) JSP
4 15 (51.72%) JSON
5 12 (41.38%) HTML
6 7 (24.14%) HTML5
6 7 (24.14%) REST
7 6 (20.69%) CSS
7 6 (20.69%) J2EE
7 6 (20.69%) SOAP
7 6 (20.69%) Web Services
8 5 (17.24%) AngularJS
8 5 (17.24%) EJB
8 5 (17.24%) Servlets
9 3 (10.34%) Dropwizard
9 3 (10.34%) Hystrix
9 3 (10.34%) Play Framework
9 3 (10.34%) React
9 3 (10.34%) Scalatra
9 3 (10.34%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) HPUX
2 1 (3.45%) Solaris
2 1 (3.45%) Unix
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (72.41%) MVC
2 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (24.14%) E-Commerce
3 7 (24.14%) Scrum
3 7 (24.14%) TDD
4 6 (20.69%) Kanban
4 6 (20.69%) Microservices
4 6 (20.69%) Web Development
5 4 (13.79%) BDD
5 4 (13.79%) Pair Programming
5 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
6 3 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (10.34%) Domain-Driven Design
6 3 (10.34%) Front End Development
6 3 (10.34%) Refactoring
6 3 (10.34%) SOA
6 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
6 3 (10.34%) SOLID
6 3 (10.34%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (100.00%) Java
2 16 (55.17%) SQL
3 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.34%) Groovy
5 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.45%) C#
5 1 (3.45%) Perl
5 1 (3.45%) Python
5 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) hybris
2 3 (10.34%) New Relic
3 2 (6.90%) IBM
4 1 (3.45%) ATG
4 1 (3.45%) Blue Martini
4 1 (3.45%) Demandware
4 1 (3.45%) Elastic Path
4 1 (3.45%) Sybase