The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Developer
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 21 21 25
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.65% 1.04% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 1.12% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £400 £300 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -22.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -29.31% +16.00%  

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 114 89 124
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 94.21% 92.71% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 43 58
Median daily rate £450 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.28% -2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £289 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 10
Median hourly rate £14.50 £37.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.33% +177.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £14.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £37.50 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in Watford

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 5 (55.56%) Java
1 5 (55.56%) E-Commerce
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) TDD
1 5 (55.56%) Pair Programming
1 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (55.56%) BDD
1 5 (55.56%) MongoDB
1 5 (55.56%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (55.56%) Apache Spark
1 5 (55.56%) Continuous Delivery
2 4 (44.44%) Front End Development
2 4 (44.44%) HTML
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) CSS
3 3 (33.33%) Haskell
3 3 (33.33%) User Experience
4 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
4 2 (22.22%) Sass
4 2 (22.22%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Law
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) HTML5
5 1 (11.11%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (11.11%) ES6
5 1 (11.11%) Babel
5 1 (11.11%) webpack
5 1 (11.11%) React
5 1 (11.11%) LESS

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (55.56%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Payment Gateway
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (55.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Babel
1 1 (11.11%) webpack
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) HTML
2 3 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
3 2 (22.22%) HTML5
3 2 (22.22%) Sass
4 1 (11.11%) Angular 2
4 1 (11.11%) Backbone.js
4 1 (11.11%) CSS3
4 1 (11.11%) LESS
4 1 (11.11%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) BDD
1 5 (55.56%) Continuous Delivery
1 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (55.56%) E-Commerce
1 5 (55.56%) Pair Programming
1 5 (55.56%) TDD
2 4 (44.44%) Front End Development
3 2 (22.22%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) Haskell
4 1 (11.11%) ES6
Watford, Hertfordshire
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