The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 3 months to 23 April 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.

Java Developer
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 15 23
Rank change year-on-year -4 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 8 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 5.67% 4.00% 2.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.15% 4.26% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
Median daily rate £350 £438 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +12.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +1.17% +8.97%  

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 130 94 142
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 92.20% 94.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 45 73
Median daily rate £350 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 8
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £13.45 £19.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford that featured Java Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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 23 April 2017, 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 16 (100.00%) Java
2 11 (68.75%) Finance
3 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (56.25%) MongoDB
4 8 (50.00%) Hibernate
4 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (50.00%) JSP
5 7 (43.75%) Sybase
5 7 (43.75%) Windows
5 7 (43.75%) SQL
5 7 (43.75%) T-SQL
5 7 (43.75%) Web Services
5 7 (43.75%) Spring
5 7 (43.75%) Sybase ASE
5 7 (43.75%) AngularJS
6 6 (37.50%) BDD
6 6 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (37.50%) TDD
6 6 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (37.50%) C
6 6 (37.50%) J2EE
6 6 (37.50%) Linux
6 6 (37.50%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (25.00%) .NET
8 3 (18.75%) C#
8 3 (18.75%) Pair Programming
8 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Spring Boot
8 3 (18.75%) Gherkin
8 3 (18.75%) ATDD

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 3 (18.75%) Apache Spark
1 3 (18.75%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
1 1 (6.25%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) MongoDB
2 7 (43.75%) Sybase ASE
3 6 (37.50%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (18.75%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
1 3 (18.75%) JBehave
1 3 (18.75%) Selenium
1 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (68.75%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 8 (50.00%) JSP
2 7 (43.75%) AngularJS
2 7 (43.75%) Spring
2 7 (43.75%) Web Services
3 6 (37.50%) J2EE
4 4 (25.00%) .NET
5 3 (18.75%) Gherkin
5 3 (18.75%) Spring Boot
6 2 (12.50%) HTML
6 2 (12.50%) HTML5
6 2 (12.50%) REST
7 1 (6.25%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (6.25%) jQuery
7 1 (6.25%) SOAP
7 1 (6.25%) Spring MVC
7 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.25%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) BDD
2 6 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
2 6 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (18.75%) ATDD
3 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (18.75%) Microservices
3 3 (18.75%) Pair Programming
3 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.25%) MVC
5 1 (6.25%) OO
5 1 (6.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 7 (43.75%) T-SQL
4 6 (37.50%) C
5 3 (18.75%) C#
6 1 (6.25%) Haskell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Sybase
2 1 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle