Period
to 9 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Analyst
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 9 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 54 68 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 14.25% 15.81% 16.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.75% 16.75% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 28 24
Watford median daily rate £400 £390 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -4.00% +37.71%
10th Percentile £323 £200 £177
90th Percentile £550 £575 £484
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 8
Watford median hourly rate £13.25 £16.00 £12.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.19% +32.78% -13.93%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.63 £11.68
90th Percentile £15.48 £18.75 £13.15
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year -10.34% +20.83% -17.24%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Watford
Contract vacancies in Watford with a recognized job title 366 406 276
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.57% 94.42% 96.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 192 150
Watford median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £187 £200 £180
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
Hertfordshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 8
Watford median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +35.85% -1.85%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.55 £11.90
90th Percentile £36.63 £40.00 £15.55
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +20.69% -14.71%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings that featured Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Watford

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Analyst in Watford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in Watford

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Watford over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in Watford

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in Watford

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Watford region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 17 (31.48%) Windows
1 17 (31.48%) Retail
2 15 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (22.22%) Firewall
4 10 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (18.52%) Windows 10
5 9 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 9 (16.67%) Client/Server
6 8 (14.81%) Web Services
6 8 (14.81%) SharePoint
6 8 (14.81%) Migration
6 8 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (12.96%) Information Security Management
7 7 (12.96%) Security Management
7 7 (12.96%) Sony
7 7 (12.96%) Information Security
7 7 (12.96%) Law
7 7 (12.96%) E-Commerce
7 7 (12.96%) Test Strategy
7 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
7 7 (12.96%) ISMS
7 7 (12.96%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (12.96%) Workshop Facilitation
8 6 (11.11%) Analytical Thinking
8 6 (11.11%) Business Analysis
8 6 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 6 (11.11%) ITIL
8 6 (11.11%) SQL
8 6 (11.11%) Data Modelling
8 6 (11.11%) Finance

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (14.81%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Office 365
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.22%) Firewall
2 4 (7.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (31.48%) Retail
2 7 (12.96%) Law
3 6 (11.11%) Finance
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.70%) User Experience
5 1 (1.85%) Fintech
5 1 (1.85%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 17 (31.48%) Windows
2 10 (18.52%) Windows 10
3 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.70%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (14.81%) Migration
2 8 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (12.96%) E-Commerce
3 7 (12.96%) Information Security
3 7 (12.96%) Information Security Management
3 7 (12.96%) ISMS
3 7 (12.96%) Security Management
3 7 (12.96%) Test Strategy
3 7 (12.96%) Workshop Facilitation
4 6 (11.11%) Analytical Thinking
4 6 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 6 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 6 (11.11%) ITIL
4 6 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 5 (9.26%) BDD
5 5 (9.26%) Data Migration
5 5 (9.26%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 5 (9.26%) Statistics
5 5 (9.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) SC Cleared
1 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) ISEB
3 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.70%) PMO
3 1 (1.85%) QA
3 1 (1.85%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (12.96%) Sony
2 3 (5.56%) Cognos
2 3 (5.56%) hybris
2 3 (5.56%) Hyperion
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.85%) Citrix
3 1 (1.85%) HP
3 1 (1.85%) JDA
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle
3 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.85%) SAP
3 1 (1.85%) VMware