The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Watford region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 30 - 8
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Degree 4 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 2.82% - 11.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.00% - 46.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £360 - £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.50% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £26.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +5.00%
Qualifications Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
8 4 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 5.63% 4.49% 24.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 10
Average daily rate £425 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £292 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £470 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
Degree
Hertfordshire

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
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 16 April 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 5 (62.50%) SQL
1 5 (62.50%) UNIX
2 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (50.00%) J2EE
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (50.00%) Retail
3 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
3 3 (37.50%) HTML
3 3 (37.50%) IBM
3 3 (37.50%) Sun
3 3 (37.50%) Sun Certification
3 3 (37.50%) Internet
3 3 (37.50%) DB2
3 3 (37.50%) Ant
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) UML
4 2 (25.00%) HPUX
4 2 (25.00%) Solaris
4 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (25.00%) CSS
4 2 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) MQSeries
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) Project Planning

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
2 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (25.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (12.50%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) VLAN
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) DB2
2 1 (12.50%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Ant
2 2 (25.00%) Rational Application Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Axure RP
3 1 (12.50%) Subversion
3 1 (12.50%) Maven
3 1 (12.50%) Log4j
3 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (12.50%) JUnit
3 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
1 4 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 4 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Technical Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Senior User Experience Designer
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Web Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Web Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) J2EE
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 2 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (12.50%) REST
4 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (12.50%) JSON
4 1 (12.50%) Spring
4 1 (12.50%) XMLBeans
4 1 (12.50%) Ajax
4 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
4 1 (12.50%) XSLT
4 1 (12.50%) Servlets
4 1 (12.50%) SOAP
4 1 (12.50%) Struts
4 1 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (12.50%) Flash
4 1 (12.50%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Web 2.0
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) UNIX
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) HPUX
3 2 (25.00%) Solaris
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (25.00%) UML
2 2 (25.00%) Validation
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (12.50%) System Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Content Management
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) BCP
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Sun Certification
2 1 (12.50%) MBA
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCNP
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) HNC
2 1 (12.50%) HND
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) IBM
2 3 (37.50%) Sun
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) EMC
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec
4 1 (12.50%) Interwoven
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper
4 1 (12.50%) Hitachi
4 1 (12.50%) Sybase