The table below looks at the statistics for Degree in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 16 21 21
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing Degree 12 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 8.70% 3.66% 3.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 66.67% 21.43% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
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£275 - £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £12.13 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £16.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -50.76%
Degree
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Qualifications Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
18 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 13.04% 17.07% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 3
Average daily rate £325 £368 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.56% -20.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £16.85 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Degree across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Degree
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Degree across the Watford region.

Degree Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the Watford region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Degree Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

Degree
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Degree Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing Degree also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Degree.

1 15 (75.00%) Retail
2 14 (70.00%) HTML
2 14 (70.00%) SQL
2 14 (70.00%) UNIX
3 13 (65.00%) E-Commerce
3 13 (65.00%) Java
3 13 (65.00%) XML
3 13 (65.00%) Finance
3 13 (65.00%) Manufacturing
4 12 (60.00%) IBM
4 12 (60.00%) JavaScript
5 11 (55.00%) J2EE
5 11 (55.00%) MQSeries
6 10 (50.00%) Oracle
7 9 (45.00%) System Testing
8 8 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (40.00%) HP
8 8 (40.00%) ISEB
9 7 (35.00%) SOAP
9 7 (35.00%) MySQL
9 7 (35.00%) Adobe CQ
9 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (35.00%) REST
9 7 (35.00%) Content Management
10 6 (30.00%) Automated Testing
10 6 (30.00%) WebSphere
10 6 (30.00%) DbVisualizer
10 6 (30.00%) jQuery
10 6 (30.00%) DB2
10 6 (30.00%) CSS

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing Degree also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Degree. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (55.00%) MQSeries
2 7 (35.00%) Adobe CQ
3 6 (30.00%) WebSphere
4 5 (25.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Internet
1 5 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) MySQL
2 6 (30.00%) DbVisualizer
2 6 (30.00%) DB2
3 3 (15.00%) RDBMS
3 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (30.00%) LoadRunner
2 5 (25.00%) Log4j
2 5 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 5 (25.00%) Ant
2 5 (25.00%) JUnit
2 5 (25.00%) Maven
2 5 (25.00%) Subversion
3 1 (5.00%) Axure RP
General
1 15 (75.00%) Retail
2 13 (65.00%) Finance
2 13 (65.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Tester
2 5 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Junior
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Interface Designer
5 1 (5.00%) Junior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Graduate
5 1 (5.00%) User Experience Designer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Assistant
5 1 (5.00%) Designer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Designer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior UI Designer
5 1 (5.00%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (70.00%) HTML
2 13 (65.00%) XML
3 11 (55.00%) J2EE
4 7 (35.00%) SOAP
4 7 (35.00%) REST
5 6 (30.00%) jQuery
5 6 (30.00%) CSS
5 6 (30.00%) Flash
6 5 (25.00%) Hibernate
6 5 (25.00%) JMS
6 5 (25.00%) Servlets
6 5 (25.00%) Struts
6 5 (25.00%) Web Services
6 5 (25.00%) XSLT
6 5 (25.00%) JSON
6 5 (25.00%) Ajax
6 5 (25.00%) XMLBeans
6 5 (25.00%) Spring
7 1 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (25.00%) Web 2.0
3 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.00%) User Experience
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) UNIX
2 6 (30.00%) HPUX
2 6 (30.00%) Solaris
3 5 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows
4 1 (5.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) E-Commerce
2 9 (45.00%) System Testing
3 7 (35.00%) Content Management
4 6 (30.00%) Automated Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
5 5 (25.00%) OO
5 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
7 2 (10.00%) People Management
7 2 (10.00%) Use Case
7 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Time Management
7 2 (10.00%) Validation
8 1 (5.00%) BCP
8 1 (5.00%) BPR
8 1 (5.00%) Migration
8 1 (5.00%) Scrum
8 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (5.00%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) SQL
2 13 (65.00%) Java
3 12 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (25.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 8 (40.00%) ISEB
2 5 (25.00%) Sun Certification
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.00%) MBA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) IBM
2 10 (50.00%) Oracle
3 8 (40.00%) HP
4 5 (25.00%) Sun
4 5 (25.00%) Interwoven
5 1 (5.00%) Symantec
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) Hitachi
5 1 (5.00%) Dell
5 1 (5.00%) EMC
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.00%) VMware
5 1 (5.00%) Sybase
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco