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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet
Rank 18 14 19
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing Internet 5 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 5.32% 6.48% 8.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 41.67% 29.17% 44.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate £375 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +25.16%
Internet
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
12 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 12.77% 22.22% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 6
Average daily rate £225 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £325 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.75 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +26.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) Java
1 4 (80.00%) DB2
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
1 4 (80.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (60.00%) Rational Application Developer
2 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (60.00%) Project Planning
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
2 3 (60.00%) UML
2 3 (60.00%) Ant
2 3 (60.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) J2EE
2 3 (60.00%) Change Management
2 3 (60.00%) IBM
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) Logistics
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Ajax
4 1 (20.00%) Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) MySQL
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (60.00%) WebSphere
1 3 (60.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Ant
1 3 (60.00%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
1 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce Architect
1 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Java Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Java Solutions Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) J2EE
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (20.00%) Ajax
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) Kendo UI
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) RIA
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (60.00%) Change Management
2 3 (60.00%) Project Planning
2 3 (60.00%) UML
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (20.00%) B2B
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Change Control
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Logistics
4 1 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) IBM