The table below looks at the statistics for Internet skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Internet over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 20 19 25
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing Internet 2 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 1.52% 5.32% 2.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.67% 35.71% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.72% -2.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £16.35
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -5.19%
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Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
30 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 22.73% 14.89% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 9
Average daily rate £375 £338 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -38.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £29.75 £23.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.59% +56.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

Internet
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Internet Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Internet
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Internet Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Internet
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Internet Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing Internet 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 Internet.

1 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
1 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
2 4 (57.14%) SOAP
2 4 (57.14%) Hibernate
2 4 (57.14%) Retail
2 4 (57.14%) Spring
2 4 (57.14%) Ajax
2 4 (57.14%) JSON
2 4 (57.14%) CSS
2 4 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) J2EE
2 4 (57.14%) MySQL
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) XML
2 4 (57.14%) jQuery
3 3 (42.86%) XPath
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) REST
3 3 (42.86%) Adobe CQ
3 3 (42.86%) XSLT
3 3 (42.86%) UNIX
3 3 (42.86%) HPUX
3 3 (42.86%) Solaris
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) OO
3 3 (42.86%) Tomcat
3 3 (42.86%) MQSeries
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Servlets

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing Internet 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 Internet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) Tomcat
1 3 (42.86%) MQSeries
1 3 (42.86%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) HTTP
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) Intranet
2 1 (14.29%) Extranet
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) MySQL
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (14.29%) DB2
3 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Ant
1 3 (42.86%) JUnit
1 3 (42.86%) Eclipse
1 3 (42.86%) Log4j
1 3 (42.86%) Subversion
1 3 (42.86%) Maven
General
1 4 (57.14%) Retail
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (14.29%) Marketing
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) Java Developer
3 3 (42.86%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 4 (57.14%) J2EE
2 4 (57.14%) CSS
2 4 (57.14%) SOAP
2 4 (57.14%) XML
2 4 (57.14%) Hibernate
2 4 (57.14%) Spring
2 4 (57.14%) JSON
2 4 (57.14%) jQuery
2 4 (57.14%) Ajax
3 3 (42.86%) REST
3 3 (42.86%) XMLBeans
3 3 (42.86%) XSLT
3 3 (42.86%) JMS
3 3 (42.86%) Struts
3 3 (42.86%) Web Services
3 3 (42.86%) Servlets
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Web 2.0
2 1 (14.29%) RIA
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) UNIX
1 3 (42.86%) HPUX
1 3 (42.86%) Solaris
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Content Management
2 3 (42.86%) OO
3 2 (28.57%) Web Development
4 1 (14.29%) Use Case
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) Logistics
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) B2B
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) XPath
4 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Sun Certification
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) IBM
2 3 (42.86%) Sun
2 3 (42.86%) Interwoven
3 1 (14.29%) MobileIron