Period
to 10 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 10 December 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 38 34
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 14 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 3.26% 1.05% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.72% 1.32% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 1
Watford median daily rate £365 £450 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.89% +100.00% -
10th Percentile £263 £388 £213
90th Percentile £538 £493 £238
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £488 £336
% change year-on-year -15.38% +44.98% +12.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Watford median hourly rate £40.00 - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £42.75 £50.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -14.50% +21.95% +2.50%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 376 227 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 87.44% 79.65% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 119 81
Watford median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £220 £205 £213
90th Percentile £588 £538 £488
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £420 £413
% change year-on-year -4.76% +1.82% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 10
Watford median hourly rate £18.00 £13.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.91% +5.77% +4.00%
10th Percentile £14.68 £12.45 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £15.73 £38.30
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £23.14 £41.13 £21.00
% change year-on-year -43.74% +95.81% +30.45%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Watford

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Watford

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Watford over the 6 months to 10 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Watford

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Watford

For the 6 months to 10 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 12 (85.71%) HTML
1 12 (85.71%) CSS
2 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 8 (57.14%) Games
2 8 (57.14%) Git (software)
2 8 (57.14%) HTML5
2 8 (57.14%) AngularJS
3 7 (50.00%) Web Development
3 7 (50.00%) C++
4 5 (35.71%) SQL
4 5 (35.71%) Degree
4 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
4 5 (35.71%) NoSQL
4 5 (35.71%) Node.js
4 5 (35.71%) Multithreading
4 5 (35.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (28.57%) Demandware
5 4 (28.57%) XHTML
5 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 4 (28.57%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (21.43%) Web Services
6 3 (21.43%) DNA
6 3 (21.43%) SOA
6 3 (21.43%) IntelliJ
6 3 (21.43%) Java
6 3 (21.43%) MVC
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (21.43%) TDD
6 3 (21.43%) Pair Programming

Software Engineering
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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) NoSQL
2 3 (21.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Git (software)
2 3 (21.43%) Grunt
2 3 (21.43%) gulp
2 3 (21.43%) IntelliJ
General
1 8 (57.14%) Games
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) C++ Developer
2 5 (35.71%) C++ Software Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Senior C++ Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Senior Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Senior Software Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Software Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Demandware Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Java Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (85.71%) CSS
1 12 (85.71%) HTML
2 8 (57.14%) AngularJS
2 8 (57.14%) HTML5
3 5 (35.71%) Node.js
4 4 (28.57%) XHTML
5 3 (21.43%) Dropwizard
5 3 (21.43%) Hystrix
5 3 (21.43%) Play Framework
5 3 (21.43%) React
5 3 (21.43%) Scalatra
5 3 (21.43%) Spring
5 3 (21.43%) Spring Boot
5 3 (21.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Web Development
2 5 (35.71%) Multithreading
3 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) BDD
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (21.43%) DNA
4 3 (21.43%) Domain-Driven Design
4 3 (21.43%) Front End Development
4 3 (21.43%) Kanban
4 3 (21.43%) Microservices
4 3 (21.43%) MVC
4 3 (21.43%) Pair Programming
4 3 (21.43%) Refactoring
4 3 (21.43%) Scrum
4 3 (21.43%) SOA
4 3 (21.43%) SOLID
4 3 (21.43%) TDD
4 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
4 3 (21.43%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 7 (50.00%) C++
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) Groovy
4 3 (21.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Demandware
1 4 (28.57%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (21.43%) New Relic