Period
to 23 June 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 5 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 57 43 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 19.00% 15.41% 13.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.66% 17.20% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 26 10
Watford median daily rate £350 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57% -0.71%
10th Percentile £242 £313 £178
90th Percentile £475 £525 £398
Hertfordshire median daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -13.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
Watford median hourly rate £25.50 - £13.50
10th Percentile £14.00 - £12.30
90th Percentile £40.50 - £14.53
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.58 £11.06 £12.75
% change year-on-year +22.74% -13.25% -12.07%

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 290 250 227
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.67% 89.61% 96.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 135 114
Watford median daily rate £400 £425 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +18.88% -3.05%
10th Percentile £239 £130 £145
90th Percentile £544 £538 £496
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +5.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 8
Watford median hourly rate £20.25 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.66% - +12.62%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.33 £12.70
90th Percentile £49.50 £35.25 £41.25
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -5.88%

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 23 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Watford

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Watford over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in Watford

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (24.56%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (19.30%) Retail
3 11 (19.30%) ITIL
4 10 (17.54%) Finance
4 10 (17.54%) Business Analysis
4 10 (17.54%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (15.79%) JIRA
5 9 (15.79%) VMware
5 9 (15.79%) SQL
6 8 (14.04%) E-Commerce
6 8 (14.04%) IBM
6 8 (14.04%) Change Management
6 8 (14.04%) Management Information System
6 8 (14.04%) Scenario Testing
7 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (12.28%) DNA
7 7 (12.28%) Windows
7 7 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (10.53%) Waterfall
8 6 (10.53%) WebSphere
8 6 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (10.53%) Time Management
8 6 (10.53%) Process Improvement
8 6 (10.53%) Data Quality
8 6 (10.53%) SAP
8 6 (10.53%) Oracle
8 6 (10.53%) ETL
8 6 (10.53%) HP
8 6 (10.53%) Project Management

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 6 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.26%) Apache Solr
2 3 (5.26%) JBoss
2 3 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.51%) Confluence
4 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.26%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Magento
2 2 (3.51%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.75%) ResourceLink
3 1 (1.75%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.75%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.75%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) Firewall
2 2 (3.51%) SSL
3 1 (1.75%) LAN
3 1 (1.75%) VoIP
3 1 (1.75%) WAN
3 1 (1.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) DB2
2 3 (5.26%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (15.79%) JIRA
2 4 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.26%) Firebug
3 3 (5.26%) JMeter
3 3 (5.26%) LoadRunner
3 3 (5.26%) The Grinder
4 2 (3.51%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (19.30%) Retail
2 10 (17.54%) Finance
3 6 (10.53%) Legal
4 5 (8.77%) Law
4 5 (8.77%) Manufacturing
5 3 (5.26%) Games
5 3 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (3.51%) Marketing
7 1 (1.75%) Advertising
7 1 (1.75%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) Web Services
2 2 (3.51%) ODBC
3 1 (1.75%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (1.75%) Middleware
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.75%) REST
3 1 (1.75%) SOAP
3 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.56%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (14.04%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.02%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.75%) Animation
4 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.75%) EPoS
4 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) Windows
2 4 (7.02%) Linux
2 4 (7.02%) Windows 10
2 4 (7.02%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.26%) AIX
4 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (19.30%) ITIL
3 10 (17.54%) Business Analysis
3 10 (17.54%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (14.04%) Change Management
4 8 (14.04%) E-Commerce
4 8 (14.04%) Scenario Testing
5 7 (12.28%) DNA
5 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (10.53%) ETL
6 6 (10.53%) Process Improvement
6 6 (10.53%) Project Management
6 6 (10.53%) Time Management
6 6 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (10.53%) Waterfall
7 5 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (8.77%) ERP
7 5 (8.77%) Workflow
8 4 (7.02%) PRINCE2
8 4 (7.02%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.79%) SQL
2 4 (7.02%) Java
3 3 (5.26%) AWK
3 3 (5.26%) Perl
3 3 (5.26%) PHP
4 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (3.51%) ISEB
2 2 (3.51%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.51%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.51%) PMP
2 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) Data Quality
2 3 (5.26%) GDPR
2 3 (5.26%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.51%) ISO 13485
3 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.51%) QA
4 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
3 4 (7.02%) Hyper-V
3 4 (7.02%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (7.02%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.51%) vSphere
5 1 (1.75%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) HP ALM
2 3 (5.26%) Grafana
3 2 (3.51%) Nagios
3 2 (3.51%) Nessus
3 2 (3.51%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (15.79%) VMware
2 8 (14.04%) IBM
3 6 (10.53%) HP
3 6 (10.53%) Oracle
3 6 (10.53%) SAP
4 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.26%) AppDynamics
5 3 (5.26%) Citrix
5 3 (5.26%) Dynatrace
5 3 (5.26%) hybris
5 3 (5.26%) Intershop
5 3 (5.26%) New Relic
6 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.51%) Sophos
6 2 (3.51%) Zscaler
7 1 (1.75%) Cognos
7 1 (1.75%) Embarcadero
7 1 (1.75%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.75%) Informatica
7 1 (1.75%) Remedy