Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 6 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 71 42 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 16.28% 14.58% 18.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.44% 14.95% 18.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 19 32
Watford median daily rate £390 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +45.45% -26.67%
10th Percentile £200 £170 £206
90th Percentile £575 £478 £465
Hertfordshire median daily rate £363 £375 £356
% change year-on-year -3.33% +5.26% +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 1
Watford median hourly rate £16.00 £12.05 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.78% -13.93% +12.00%
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.03 £14.50
% change year-on-year +24.74% -17.07% +16.00%

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 407 281 238
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.35% 97.57% 96.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 146 128
Watford median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £200 £170 £120
90th Percentile £575 £538 £479
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 16
Watford median hourly rate £17.75 £13.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.09% +1.85% +8.00%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £15.20 £35.12
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +20.69% -14.71% +12.25%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 27 (38.03%) Retail
2 18 (25.35%) Business Analysis
3 13 (18.31%) JIRA
3 13 (18.31%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (16.90%) User Stories
5 11 (15.49%) Time Management
5 11 (15.49%) Finance
6 10 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (14.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (12.68%) E-Commerce
8 8 (11.27%) SQL
8 8 (11.27%) Windows
8 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (9.86%) Confluence
9 7 (9.86%) Acceptance Criteria
9 7 (9.86%) DNA
9 7 (9.86%) Games
9 7 (9.86%) WebSphere
10 6 (8.45%) Data Analysis
10 6 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Excel
11 5 (7.04%) Requirements Engineering
11 5 (7.04%) Data Protection
11 5 (7.04%) Windows 7
11 5 (7.04%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (7.04%) Workflow
12 4 (5.63%) Wealth Management
12 4 (5.63%) Avaloq
12 4 (5.63%) Integration Testing
12 4 (5.63%) SCCM

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 7 (9.86%) Confluence
1 7 (9.86%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.82%) CMS
3 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Sonata
2 2 (2.82%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.41%) iTrent
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.41%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (1.41%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.41%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.41%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Force.com
1 3 (4.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) LAN
1 1 (1.41%) Skype
1 1 (1.41%) VoIP
1 1 (1.41%) WAN
1 1 (1.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) Big Data
1 4 (5.63%) Power BI
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (4.23%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (4.23%) Data Lake
2 3 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.23%) OLAP
2 3 (4.23%) OLAP Cube
2 3 (4.23%) RDBMS
2 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.41%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (18.31%) JIRA
2 3 (4.23%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 27 (38.03%) Retail
2 11 (15.49%) Finance
3 7 (9.86%) Games
4 3 (4.23%) Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Back Office
5 1 (1.41%) French Language
5 1 (1.41%) Front Office
5 1 (1.41%) German Language
5 1 (1.41%) Law
5 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.41%) Marketing
5 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) .NET
2 2 (2.82%) PRADO
3 1 (1.41%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.63%) EPoS
3 2 (2.82%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.82%) User Experience
4 1 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.41%) Fintech
4 1 (1.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.27%) Windows
2 5 (7.04%) Windows 7
3 4 (5.63%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.35%) Business Analysis
2 13 (18.31%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (16.90%) User Stories
4 11 (15.49%) Time Management
5 10 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (14.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (12.68%) E-Commerce
7 7 (9.86%) Acceptance Criteria
7 7 (9.86%) DNA
8 6 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (8.45%) Data Analysis
9 5 (7.04%) Data Protection
9 5 (7.04%) Requirements Engineering
9 5 (7.04%) Workflow
10 4 (5.63%) Defect Management
10 4 (5.63%) Project Management
10 4 (5.63%) SDLC
10 4 (5.63%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (5.63%) Translating Business Requirements
10 4 (5.63%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.27%) SQL
2 3 (4.23%) C#
2 3 (4.23%) T-SQL
2 3 (4.23%) VB.NET
3 2 (2.82%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (5.63%) ISEB
1 4 (5.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.82%) GDPR
2 2 (2.82%) PSD2
3 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (5.63%) Avaloq
1 4 (5.63%) FNZ
1 4 (5.63%) Microsoft
1 4 (5.63%) SAP
2 3 (4.23%) Adobe
2 3 (4.23%) Oracle
2 3 (4.23%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.41%) Ariba
3 1 (1.41%) HP
3 1 (1.41%) IBM
3 1 (1.41%) Orchard
3 1 (1.41%) Retek
3 1 (1.41%) TOWER Software