Period
to 21 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 9 5
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 58 49 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 17.06% 14.00% 15.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.68% 15.51% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 24 15
Watford median daily rate £390 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.89% +35.71% -1.41%
10th Percentile £240 £234 £166
90th Percentile £500 £575 £463
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £375 £380
% change year-on-year -6.67% -1.32% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 7
Watford median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% -22.39%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.55 £12.60
90th Percentile £35.60 £17.85 £14.30
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £12.08
% change year-on-year -9.68% +28.31% -16.69%

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 328 316 298
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 90.29% 97.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 161 157
Watford median daily rate £400 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -14.67%
10th Percentile £187 £188 £155
90th Percentile £550 £575 £513
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 9
Watford median hourly rate £23.00 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.33% +11.11% +3.85%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.67 £12.80
90th Percentile £51.25 £40.00 £14.95
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.13 £16.65 £15.75
% change year-on-year +2.84% +5.73% -7.35%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 16 (27.59%) Retail
2 15 (25.86%) Windows
3 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (20.69%) ITIL
5 11 (18.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (18.97%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (17.24%) Business Analysis
7 9 (15.52%) Active Directory
8 8 (13.79%) Firewall
8 8 (13.79%) Finance
8 8 (13.79%) Windows 7
8 8 (13.79%) Windows 10
9 7 (12.07%) Change Management
10 6 (10.34%) Project Management
10 6 (10.34%) E-Commerce
10 6 (10.34%) ERP
10 6 (10.34%) Management Information System
11 5 (8.62%) Waterfall
11 5 (8.62%) Process Improvement
11 5 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (8.62%) ETL
11 5 (8.62%) SQL
11 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
12 4 (6.90%) Sony
12 4 (6.90%) Information Security Management
12 4 (6.90%) Security Management
12 4 (6.90%) Oracle
12 4 (6.90%) SAP
12 4 (6.90%) Web Services
12 4 (6.90%) PRINCE2

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 4 (6.90%) MS Exchange
1 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (5.17%) AutoCAD
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.72%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Office 365
2 1 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.79%) Firewall
2 4 (6.90%) Wireless
3 2 (3.45%) SSL
4 1 (1.72%) LAN
4 1 (1.72%) VoIP
4 1 (1.72%) WAN
4 1 (1.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) JIRA
1 2 (3.45%) Zephyr
General
1 16 (27.59%) Retail
2 8 (13.79%) Finance
3 4 (6.90%) Law
3 4 (6.90%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.17%) Marketing
4 3 (5.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.45%) Legal
6 1 (1.72%) Advertising
6 1 (1.72%) Games
6 1 (1.72%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) Web Services
2 2 (3.45%) ODBC
3 1 (1.72%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (1.72%) Middleware
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.72%) REST
3 1 (1.72%) SOAP
3 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.90%) Client/Server
4 3 (5.17%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (3.45%) User Experience
6 1 (1.72%) Animation
6 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.72%) Fintech
6 1 (1.72%) NHS
6 1 (1.72%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.86%) Windows
2 8 (13.79%) Windows 10
2 8 (13.79%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.72%) Linux
4 1 (1.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (20.69%) ITIL
3 11 (18.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (17.24%) Business Analysis
5 7 (12.07%) Change Management
6 6 (10.34%) E-Commerce
6 6 (10.34%) ERP
6 6 (10.34%) Project Management
7 5 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (8.62%) ETL
7 5 (8.62%) Process Improvement
7 5 (8.62%) Waterfall
8 4 (6.90%) Information Security
8 4 (6.90%) Information Security Management
8 4 (6.90%) ISMS
8 4 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (6.90%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (6.90%) Scrum
8 4 (6.90%) Test Strategy
8 4 (6.90%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.62%) SQL
2 1 (1.72%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) ISEB
2 2 (3.45%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (3.45%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.45%) PMP
2 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.45%) ISO 13485
2 2 (3.45%) QA
3 1 (1.72%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (15.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) Squid
2 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.90%) Oracle
2 4 (6.90%) SAP
2 4 (6.90%) Sony
3 3 (5.17%) Citrix
3 3 (5.17%) Cognos
3 3 (5.17%) Hyperion
3 3 (5.17%) VMware
4 2 (3.45%) HP
5 1 (1.72%) hybris
5 1 (1.72%) IBM
5 1 (1.72%) Informatica
5 1 (1.72%) JDA
5 1 (1.72%) Remedy
5 1 (1.72%) TOWER Software