Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Senior Developer
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 25 -
Rank change year-on-year -10 - +36
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 10 16 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.28% 5.65% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.45% 5.80% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 0
Watford median daily rate £325 £465 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.11% - -
Hertfordshire median daily rate £364 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -27.25% - +11.11%
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 408 276 241
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.15% 97.53% 96.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 143 131
Watford median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £206 £170 £120
90th Percentile £575 £536 £475
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 16
Watford median hourly rate £17.75 £13.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.09% +1.85% +8.00%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £15.20 £35.12
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.17 £14.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +18.40% -15.94% +11.29%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Watford

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in Watford

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Watford over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in Watford

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 6 (60.00%) MVC
1 6 (60.00%) Games
1 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Apache
2 5 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 4 (40.00%) OO
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (30.00%) Web Development
4 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 3 (30.00%) Refactoring
4 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (30.00%) nginx
4 3 (30.00%) Symfony
4 3 (30.00%) Multithreading
4 3 (30.00%) HTML5
4 3 (30.00%) Puppet
4 3 (30.00%) NoSQL
4 3 (30.00%) Mercurial
4 3 (30.00%) Yii
4 3 (30.00%) Node.js
4 3 (30.00%) MySQL
4 3 (30.00%) CSS
4 3 (30.00%) PHP
4 3 (30.00%) C++
4 3 (30.00%) HTML
4 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (30.00%) LAMP

Senior 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 5 (50.00%) Apache
2 3 (30.00%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (30.00%) nginx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MySQL
1 3 (30.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (20.00%) Redis
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (10.00%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (30.00%) Mercurial
3 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (60.00%) Games
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (30.00%) CSS
2 3 (30.00%) HTML
2 3 (30.00%) HTML5
2 3 (30.00%) LAMP
2 3 (30.00%) Laravel
2 3 (30.00%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (30.00%) Node.js
2 3 (30.00%) Symfony
2 3 (30.00%) Yii
3 2 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (10.00%) .NET
4 1 (10.00%) Catalyst
4 1 (10.00%) CGI
4 1 (10.00%) React
4 1 (10.00%) RESTful
4 1 (10.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) MVC
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) OO
3 3 (30.00%) DNA
3 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (30.00%) Multithreading
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (30.00%) Refactoring
3 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (30.00%) Web Application Development
3 3 (30.00%) Web Development
4 2 (20.00%) Pair Programming
5 1 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) SOLID
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) C++
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) PHP
3 2 (20.00%) Ruby
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Ansible
1 3 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (30.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) Teradata