Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 19 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.

Software Developer
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 39 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 - +35
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 0.92% 0.70% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Watford median daily rate £275 - -
Hertfordshire median daily rate £275 £331 -
% change year-on-year -16.98% - -
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 406 278 241
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.12% 97.54% 96.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 145 131
Watford median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £205 £170 £120
90th Percentile £575 £535 £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 £16.84 £14.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +16.10% -14.71% +10.43%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Watford

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Watford

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Watford over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Developer in Watford

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (75.00%) HTML5
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (75.00%) Multithreading
2 3 (75.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (75.00%) Node.js
2 3 (75.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Games
2 3 (75.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) POSIX
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) State Machine
3 1 (25.00%) SonarQube
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (25.00%) GCC
3 1 (25.00%) Kanban
3 1 (25.00%) Mac OS
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) BDD

Software 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) GCC
2 1 (25.00%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (75.00%) Games
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) HTML5
1 3 (75.00%) Node.js
2 1 (25.00%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (25.00%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Mac OS
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Kanban
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C++
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (75.00%) Degree