Period
to 23 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 26 31
Rank change year-on-year +4 +5 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 20 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 6.25% 3.53% 4.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.97% 3.63% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 8
Watford median daily rate £350 £450 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +26.76% -5.33%
10th Percentile £320 £383 £325
90th Percentile £488 £504 £394
Hertfordshire median daily rate £525 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +23.53% +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -

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 287 248 275
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 89.69% 97.25% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 130 135
Watford median daily rate £425 £320 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.81% -11.72% -3.33%
10th Percentile £168 £154 £213
90th Percentile £575 £513 £488
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £379
% change year-on-year - +5.63% +1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 13
Watford median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +12.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £11.33 £12.60 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £15.15 £18.10
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year -3.13% -7.25% +4.55%

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 23 July 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 July 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 20 (100.00%) Java
2 17 (85.00%) SQL
2 17 (85.00%) Spring
3 16 (80.00%) JSP
3 16 (80.00%) Finance
4 12 (60.00%) MVC
5 11 (55.00%) JavaScript
6 10 (50.00%) Spring MVC
7 9 (45.00%) Web Services
7 9 (45.00%) Hibernate
7 9 (45.00%) AngularJS
8 8 (40.00%) T-SQL
8 8 (40.00%) Sybase
8 8 (40.00%) MongoDB
8 8 (40.00%) Sybase ASE
8 8 (40.00%) JSON
9 7 (35.00%) J2EE
9 7 (35.00%) Windows
9 7 (35.00%) Linux
10 6 (30.00%) C
10 6 (30.00%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (30.00%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (25.00%) Microservices
12 4 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (20.00%) Spring Boot
12 4 (20.00%) .NET
12 4 (20.00%) French Language
12 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (20.00%) REST
13 3 (15.00%) HTML5

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 4 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.00%) CMS
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) MongoDB
1 8 (40.00%) Sybase ASE
2 6 (30.00%) Crystal Reports
2 6 (30.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.00%) Grunt
1 1 (5.00%) gulp
1 1 (5.00%) IntelliJ
1 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.00%) JMeter
1 1 (5.00%) jMock
1 1 (5.00%) JUnit
1 1 (5.00%) Maven
1 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 16 (80.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (85.00%) Spring
2 16 (80.00%) JSP
3 10 (50.00%) Spring MVC
4 9 (45.00%) AngularJS
4 9 (45.00%) Hibernate
4 9 (45.00%) Web Services
5 8 (40.00%) JSON
6 7 (35.00%) J2EE
7 4 (20.00%) .NET
7 4 (20.00%) REST
7 4 (20.00%) Spring Boot
8 3 (15.00%) HTML
8 3 (15.00%) HTML5
9 2 (10.00%) XML
10 1 (5.00%) CSS
10 1 (5.00%) IBM Integration Bus
10 1 (5.00%) JDBC
10 1 (5.00%) Servlets
10 1 (5.00%) SOAP
10 1 (5.00%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) MVC
2 5 (25.00%) Microservices
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) Kanban
4 2 (10.00%) Scrum
4 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.00%) BDD
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (5.00%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (5.00%) Front End Development
5 1 (5.00%) Pair Programming
5 1 (5.00%) Refactoring
5 1 (5.00%) SOA
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.00%) SOLID
5 1 (5.00%) TDD
5 1 (5.00%) User Stories
5 1 (5.00%) Web Application Development
5 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) Java
2 17 (85.00%) SQL
3 11 (55.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (40.00%) T-SQL
5 6 (30.00%) C
6 3 (15.00%) C#
7 1 (5.00%) Groovy
7 1 (5.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Sybase
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) New Relic