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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 21 17 15
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Internet 6 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 4.80% 8.54% 13.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.29% 70.00% 44.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£448 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £18.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% +17.18%
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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
17 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 13.60% 12.20% 30.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 5
Average daily rate £335 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £341 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.75 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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 12 (92.31%) HTML
1 12 (92.31%) JavaScript
2 10 (76.92%) E-Commerce
2 10 (76.92%) Retail
2 10 (76.92%) Java
2 10 (76.92%) J2EE
2 10 (76.92%) XML
2 10 (76.92%) Ajax
3 9 (69.23%) Web 2.0
3 9 (69.23%) Log4j
3 9 (69.23%) XMLBeans
3 9 (69.23%) XPath
3 9 (69.23%) XSLT
3 9 (69.23%) UNIX
3 9 (69.23%) HPUX
3 9 (69.23%) Solaris
3 9 (69.23%) Linux
3 9 (69.23%) Servlets
3 9 (69.23%) Struts
3 9 (69.23%) OO
3 9 (69.23%) MQSeries
3 9 (69.23%) SQL
3 9 (69.23%) Ant
3 9 (69.23%) JUnit
3 9 (69.23%) Subversion
3 9 (69.23%) Content Management
3 9 (69.23%) IBM
3 9 (69.23%) Finance
3 9 (69.23%) Manufacturing
3 9 (69.23%) JMS

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 9 (69.23%) MQSeries
2 5 (38.46%) Adobe CQ
2 5 (38.46%) Tomcat
3 4 (30.77%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (30.77%) WebSphere
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 1 (7.69%) Drupal
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) HTTP
2 2 (15.38%) Intranet
2 2 (15.38%) Extranet
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) Relational Database
2 7 (53.85%) RDBMS
2 7 (53.85%) MySQL
3 5 (38.46%) DB2
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Log4j
1 9 (69.23%) Ant
1 9 (69.23%) JUnit
1 9 (69.23%) Subversion
1 9 (69.23%) Eclipse
2 5 (38.46%) Maven
3 4 (30.77%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 10 (76.92%) Retail
2 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 9 (69.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
2 10 (76.92%) Java Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) PHP Developer
4 1 (7.69%) MySQL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) PHP Web Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Drupal Developer
4 1 (7.69%) PHP Drupal Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) HTML
2 10 (76.92%) J2EE
2 10 (76.92%) XML
2 10 (76.92%) Ajax
3 9 (69.23%) XMLBeans
3 9 (69.23%) XSLT
3 9 (69.23%) Servlets
3 9 (69.23%) Struts
3 9 (69.23%) JMS
4 7 (53.85%) jQuery
4 7 (53.85%) CSS
5 6 (46.15%) SOAP
5 6 (46.15%) Spring
5 6 (46.15%) JSON
5 6 (46.15%) Hibernate
6 5 (38.46%) REST
6 5 (38.46%) XHTML
6 5 (38.46%) Web Services
7 4 (30.77%) JDBC
7 4 (30.77%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) Web 2.0
2 1 (7.69%) PKI
2 1 (7.69%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) UNIX
1 9 (69.23%) HPUX
1 9 (69.23%) Solaris
1 9 (69.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) E-Commerce
2 9 (69.23%) OO
2 9 (69.23%) Content Management
3 4 (30.77%) RAD
3 4 (30.77%) UML
4 3 (23.08%) Web Development
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.69%) CRM
6 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
6 1 (7.69%) MVC
6 1 (7.69%) B2B
6 1 (7.69%) Logistics
6 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (7.69%) Use Case
6 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (7.69%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) JavaScript
2 10 (76.92%) Java
3 9 (69.23%) XPath
3 9 (69.23%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) Perl
4 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
5 1 (7.69%) PHP
5 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
1 5 (38.46%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) IBM
1 9 (69.23%) Interwoven
2 6 (46.15%) Oracle
3 5 (38.46%) Sun
4 4 (30.77%) ATG
4 4 (30.77%) Elastic Path
4 4 (30.77%) Blue Martini
5 1 (7.69%) Zend