Period
to 16 August 2018

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 16 August 2018 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 37 35
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 7 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.07% 2.64% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 3.05% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 2
Watford median daily rate £506 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.12% +6.25% +81.82%
10th Percentile £325 £263 £375
90th Percentile £591 £528 £425
Hertfordshire median daily rate £438 £393 £475
% change year-on-year +11.46% -17.37% +46.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Watford median hourly rate - £40.00 -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £42.50 £45.71 £50.00
% change year-on-year -7.01% -8.59% +36.99%

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 302 295 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 89.35% 86.51% 76.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 139 119
Watford median daily rate £423 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.59% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £213 £200 £205
90th Percentile £550 £575 £540
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £411 £400
% change year-on-year +0.30% +2.81% +5.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 3
Watford median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +100.00% +45.00%
10th Percentile £14.20 £15.98 £13.65
90th Percentile £51.13 £40.00 £14.75
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £16.82 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% -32.72% +35.14%

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 16 August 2018.

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 16 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 6 (85.71%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) CSS
3 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 4 (57.14%) MVC
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) TDD
3 4 (57.14%) Spring
3 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (57.14%) BDD
3 4 (57.14%) HTML5
3 4 (57.14%) AngularJS
3 4 (57.14%) Microservices
3 4 (57.14%) Java 8
4 3 (42.86%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 3 (42.86%) Dropwizard
4 3 (42.86%) Spring Boot
4 3 (42.86%) gulp
4 3 (42.86%) MongoDB
4 3 (42.86%) REST
4 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
4 3 (42.86%) Domain-Driven Design
4 3 (42.86%) Web Development
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) .NET
5 2 (28.57%) SOAP
5 2 (28.57%) Web Services
5 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) FTP
5 2 (28.57%) HTTP

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (28.57%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) FTP
1 2 (28.57%) HTTP
1 2 (28.57%) SSL
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) MongoDB
2 2 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (14.29%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
1 3 (42.86%) gulp
2 2 (28.57%) GitLab
2 2 (28.57%) Gradle
2 2 (28.57%) Spock
3 1 (14.29%) Gatling
3 1 (14.29%) Geb
3 1 (14.29%) Grunt
3 1 (14.29%) IntelliJ
3 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) Java Developer
3 3 (42.86%) Senior Developer
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Developer
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Java Developer
4 2 (28.57%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (28.57%) Java Engineer
4 2 (28.57%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (28.57%) Senior Full Stack Developer
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Senior Java Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Senior Java Software Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) CSS
3 4 (57.14%) AngularJS
3 4 (57.14%) HTML5
3 4 (57.14%) Spring
4 3 (42.86%) Dropwizard
4 3 (42.86%) REST
4 3 (42.86%) Spring Boot
5 2 (28.57%) .NET
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (28.57%) Ember.js
5 2 (28.57%) Guice
5 2 (28.57%) OAuth
5 2 (28.57%) OAuth2
5 2 (28.57%) Ratpack
5 2 (28.57%) SOAP
5 2 (28.57%) Web Services
6 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
6 1 (14.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) BDD
1 4 (57.14%) Microservices
1 4 (57.14%) MVC
1 4 (57.14%) TDD
2 3 (42.86%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 3 (42.86%) Domain-Driven Design
2 3 (42.86%) Web Development
3 2 (28.57%) Computer Vision
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) OWASP
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Deployment Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
4 1 (14.29%) Kanban
4 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (14.29%) SOLID
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) Java 8
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) ES6
4 2 (28.57%) TypeScript
5 1 (14.29%) Groovy
5 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (14.29%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) New Relic
1 1 (14.29%) Sybase