The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Manufacturing in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manufacturing over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manufacturing
Rank 11 5 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Manufacturing 16 23 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 11.43% 23.71% -
As % of the General category 32.00% 52.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£413 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
-9.43% -19.08%
Manufacturing
Hertfordshire

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

General Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
50 44 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 35.71% 45.36% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 10
Average daily rate £381 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.96% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £154 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £434 £720
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £46.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

Manufacturing
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Manufacturing Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Manufacturing
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Manufacturing Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Manufacturing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing Manufacturing 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 Manufacturing.

1 37 (94.87%) Finance
2 35 (89.74%) Retail
2 35 (89.74%) E-Commerce
3 20 (51.28%) HTML
4 19 (48.72%) SQL
5 18 (46.15%) Java
6 14 (35.90%) JavaScript
6 14 (35.90%) User Experience
7 12 (30.77%) J2EE
7 12 (30.77%) UNIX
7 12 (30.77%) XML
7 12 (30.77%) IBM
8 11 (28.21%) CSS
8 11 (28.21%) Degree
9 10 (25.64%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (25.64%) Photoshop
9 10 (25.64%) MQSeries
10 9 (23.08%) Project Management
10 9 (23.08%) WebSphere
10 9 (23.08%) Time Management
11 8 (20.51%) System Testing
11 8 (20.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (20.51%) ISEB
12 7 (17.95%) Change Management
12 7 (17.95%) DB2
13 6 (15.38%) Flash
13 6 (15.38%) Regression Testing
13 6 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
13 6 (15.38%) LoadRunner
13 6 (15.38%) HP

Manufacturing
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing Manufacturing 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 Manufacturing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (25.64%) MQSeries
2 9 (23.08%) WebSphere
3 5 (12.82%) Adobe CQ
4 3 (7.69%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (25.64%) Adobe Illustrator
1 10 (25.64%) Photoshop
2 6 (15.38%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) SAP PS
2 1 (2.56%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.56%) SAP CS
2 1 (2.56%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.56%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.56%) SAP PP
2 1 (2.56%) SAP SD
2 1 (2.56%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) Internet
2 3 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) DB2
2 6 (15.38%) DbVisualizer
3 5 (12.82%) MySQL
4 2 (5.13%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (15.38%) LoadRunner
1 6 (15.38%) Axure RP
2 4 (10.26%) Ant
2 4 (10.26%) JUnit
2 4 (10.26%) Eclipse
2 4 (10.26%) Subversion
2 4 (10.26%) Log4j
3 3 (7.69%) Maven
4 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 37 (94.87%) Finance
2 35 (89.74%) Retail
3 4 (10.26%) Marketing
4 2 (5.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Developer
2 8 (20.51%) Consultant
3 7 (17.95%) Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Business Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Tester
4 6 (15.38%) User Experience Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Digital Designer
5 4 (10.26%) Front-End Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Designer
5 4 (10.26%) Java Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.13%) SAP Developer
7 2 (5.13%) SAP Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) ABAP Developer
8 1 (2.56%) SAP PS Consultant
8 1 (2.56%) Project Consultant
8 1 (2.56%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (51.28%) HTML
2 12 (30.77%) J2EE
2 12 (30.77%) XML
3 11 (28.21%) CSS
4 6 (15.38%) Flash
5 5 (12.82%) JSTL
5 5 (12.82%) REST
5 5 (12.82%) XHTML
5 5 (12.82%) JSP
5 5 (12.82%) SOAP
6 4 (10.26%) Struts
6 4 (10.26%) Servlets
6 4 (10.26%) XSLT
6 4 (10.26%) JMS
6 4 (10.26%) Semantic HTML
6 4 (10.26%) HTML5
6 4 (10.26%) XMLBeans
6 4 (10.26%) Ajax
7 3 (7.69%) Hibernate
7 3 (7.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.90%) User Experience
2 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.26%) W3C
3 4 (10.26%) Web 2.0
4 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.77%) UNIX
2 4 (10.26%) HPUX
2 4 (10.26%) Solaris
2 4 (10.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (89.74%) E-Commerce
2 9 (23.08%) Project Management
2 9 (23.08%) Time Management
3 8 (20.51%) System Testing
4 7 (17.95%) Change Management
5 6 (15.38%) Regression Testing
5 6 (15.38%) B2B
5 6 (15.38%) B2C
5 6 (15.38%) Information Architecture
5 6 (15.38%) Usability Testing
5 6 (15.38%) Competitor Analysis
5 6 (15.38%) Automated Testing
5 6 (15.38%) Content Management
6 4 (10.26%) OO
7 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.13%) Integration Testing
8 2 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Waterfall
8 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.13%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 19 (48.72%) SQL
2 18 (46.15%) Java
3 14 (35.90%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.26%) XPath
5 2 (5.13%) ABAP
6 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.56%) SAPscript
6 1 (2.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) Degree
2 8 (20.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (20.51%) ISEB
3 3 (7.69%) Sun Certification
4 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) IBM
2 6 (15.38%) HP
3 5 (12.82%) Oracle
4 4 (10.26%) SAP
4 4 (10.26%) Interwoven
5 3 (7.69%) Sun
6 2 (5.13%) Progress
7 1 (2.56%) ATG
7 1 (2.56%) Blue Martini
7 1 (2.56%) Elastic Path
7 1 (2.56%) Adobe