Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 9 8
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 53 59 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 14.40% 14.18% 14.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.01% 15.57% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 18
Watford median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £259 £200 £168
90th Percentile £483 £575 £444
Hertfordshire median daily rate £370 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -1.33% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 11
Watford median hourly rate £14.00 £15.75 £12.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +30.71% -
10th Percentile £12.38 £12.38 £11.68
90th Percentile £25.50 £18.50 £14.00
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £12.05
% change year-on-year -3.23% +28.63% -16.90%

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 353 379 314
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 91.11% 97.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 187 158
Watford median daily rate £425 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +21.21% -8.97%
10th Percentile £163 £200 £152
90th Percentile £550 £575 £513
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 11
Watford median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +22.22% +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.35 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.75 £40.00 £14.75
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £16.81 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.06% +8.42% -8.82%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 19 (35.85%) Windows
2 17 (32.08%) Retail
3 12 (22.64%) Firewall
4 11 (20.75%) Windows 10
5 10 (18.87%) Active Directory
6 9 (16.98%) Client/Server
6 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (15.09%) Finance
7 8 (15.09%) Web Services
7 8 (15.09%) ITIL
7 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (15.09%) Windows 7
8 7 (13.21%) ISMS
8 7 (13.21%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (13.21%) Test Strategy
8 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
8 7 (13.21%) Law
8 7 (13.21%) Information Security
8 7 (13.21%) Information Security Management
8 7 (13.21%) Security Management
8 7 (13.21%) Sony
9 6 (11.32%) E-Commerce
9 6 (11.32%) ERP
9 6 (11.32%) Business Analysis
9 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Excel
10 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
11 4 (7.55%) Change Management
11 4 (7.55%) Wireless
11 4 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing

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 (13.21%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.66%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.64%) Firewall
2 4 (7.55%) Wireless
3 1 (1.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 17 (32.08%) Retail
2 8 (15.09%) Finance
3 7 (13.21%) Law
4 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) Web Services
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Client/Server
2 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.66%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.66%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.77%) User Experience
5 1 (1.89%) Fintech
5 1 (1.89%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 19 (35.85%) Windows
2 11 (20.75%) Windows 10
3 8 (15.09%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.77%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (15.09%) ITIL
3 7 (13.21%) Information Security
3 7 (13.21%) Information Security Management
3 7 (13.21%) ISMS
3 7 (13.21%) Security Management
3 7 (13.21%) Test Strategy
4 6 (11.32%) Business Analysis
4 6 (11.32%) E-Commerce
4 6 (11.32%) ERP
5 4 (7.55%) Change Management
5 4 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (7.55%) Waterfall
6 3 (5.66%) CRM
6 3 (5.66%) Performance Management
6 3 (5.66%) Process Improvement
6 3 (5.66%) Project Management
6 3 (5.66%) Requirements Engineering
6 3 (5.66%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.89%) PMO
2 1 (1.89%) SEPA
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) Squid
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) Sony
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.66%) Cognos
3 3 (5.66%) Hyperion
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle
3 3 (5.66%) SAP
3 3 (5.66%) VMware
4 2 (3.77%) Citrix
4 2 (3.77%) HP
4 2 (3.77%) hybris
5 1 (1.89%) Informatica
5 1 (1.89%) JDA
5 1 (1.89%) Remedy
5 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com