Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 31 30
Rank change year-on-year -9 -1 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 11 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.97% 0.45% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 0.53% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 0
Watford median daily rate £365 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.00% - -
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £425 £520
% change year-on-year -2.94% -18.27% +54.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £43.50 £49.25 £49.50
% change year-on-year -11.68% -0.51% +32.00%

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 325 187 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 87.84% 83.86% 73.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 91 82
Watford median daily rate £400 £450 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +10.43% +8.67%
10th Percentile £280 £175 £251
90th Percentile £550 £538 £523
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 7
Watford median hourly rate £17.75 £14.00 £32.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.79% -57.23% +142.44%
10th Percentile £13.93 £12.30 £11.95
90th Percentile £51.00 £15.90 £42.93
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £23.14 £42.35 £22.00
% change year-on-year -45.37% +92.50% -32.82%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 10 (90.91%) HTML
1 10 (90.91%) CSS
2 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
2 7 (63.64%) Web Development
3 6 (54.55%) Games
3 6 (54.55%) Git (software)
3 6 (54.55%) HTML5
3 6 (54.55%) AngularJS
4 4 (36.36%) Microservices
4 4 (36.36%) Demandware
4 4 (36.36%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (36.36%) Java
4 4 (36.36%) XHTML
4 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
5 3 (27.27%) DNA
5 3 (27.27%) SOA
5 3 (27.27%) IntelliJ
5 3 (27.27%) C++
5 3 (27.27%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) Web Services
5 3 (27.27%) Scrum
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 3 (27.27%) Refactoring
5 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
5 3 (27.27%) QA
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (27.27%) Multithreading
5 3 (27.27%) Kanban
5 3 (27.27%) Groovy
5 3 (27.27%) Web Application Development

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 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) MongoDB
1 3 (27.27%) NoSQL
2 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Git (software)
2 3 (27.27%) Grunt
2 3 (27.27%) gulp
2 3 (27.27%) IntelliJ
General
1 6 (54.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Demandware Developer
3 3 (27.27%) C++ Developer
3 3 (27.27%) C++ Software Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Java Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Senior C++ Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Software Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) CSS
1 10 (90.91%) HTML
2 6 (54.55%) AngularJS
2 6 (54.55%) HTML5
3 4 (36.36%) XHTML
4 3 (27.27%) Dropwizard
4 3 (27.27%) Hystrix
4 3 (27.27%) Node.js
4 3 (27.27%) Play Framework
4 3 (27.27%) React
4 3 (27.27%) Scalatra
4 3 (27.27%) Spring
4 3 (27.27%) Spring Boot
4 3 (27.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Web Development
2 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
2 4 (36.36%) Microservices
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) BDD
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (27.27%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 3 (27.27%) DNA
3 3 (27.27%) Domain-Driven Design
3 3 (27.27%) Front End Development
3 3 (27.27%) Kanban
3 3 (27.27%) Multithreading
3 3 (27.27%) MVC
3 3 (27.27%) Pair Programming
3 3 (27.27%) Refactoring
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) SOA
3 3 (27.27%) SOLID
3 3 (27.27%) TDD
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
2 4 (36.36%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) C++
3 3 (27.27%) Groovy
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Demandware
1 4 (36.36%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (27.27%) New Relic
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft