The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source 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 Open Source over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank - 22 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 0 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford - 4.20% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 5.04% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate - £388 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -36.61%
Open Source
Hertfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
84 119 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 74.34% 83.22% 80.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 62 45
Average daily rate £388 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £223 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £13.25 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Open Source
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing Open Source 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 Open Source.

1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XSL
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) OO
1 2 (66.67%) Apache
1 2 (66.67%) XHTML
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) LAMP
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) PHP
1 2 (66.67%) Magento
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
1 2 (66.67%) OO PHP
1 2 (66.67%) Zend
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing Open Source 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 Open Source. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Magento Developer
1 2 (66.67%) PHP Developer
1 2 (66.67%) PHP Magento Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) LAMP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XHTML
1 2 (66.67%) XSL
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) OO
1 2 (66.67%) OO PHP
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Zend