Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £481 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 24 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.

Consultant
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 41 32
Rank change year-on-year +27 -9 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 40 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 9.07% 1.38% 1.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.71% 1.41% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 0
Watford median daily rate £481 £415 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.96% - -
Hertfordshire median daily rate £475 £413 £450
% change year-on-year +15.15% -8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Watford median hourly rate - - £35.00
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £47.50

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 412 283 243
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.42% 97.59% 96.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 147 133
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 £488
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 16
Watford median hourly rate £17.75 £14.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.79% +3.70% +8.00%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £15.25 £35.12
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +20.69% -14.71% +12.25%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Watford

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Watford

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Watford over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Watford

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Watford

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Consultant 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 18 (45.00%) SQL
2 14 (35.00%) E-Commerce
2 14 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (32.50%) Oracle
4 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 10 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 10 (25.00%) Migration
4 10 (25.00%) Games
5 9 (22.50%) Java
5 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (22.50%) Data Migration
5 9 (22.50%) Reference Data
5 9 (22.50%) Data Mapping
5 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
5 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
5 9 (22.50%) Talend Open Studio
5 9 (22.50%) Data Quality
5 9 (22.50%) Talend
6 7 (17.50%) Retail
7 6 (15.00%) DB2
7 6 (15.00%) JBoss
8 5 (12.50%) Tomcat
8 5 (12.50%) XML
8 5 (12.50%) AIX
8 5 (12.50%) Linux
8 5 (12.50%) Perl
8 5 (12.50%) PHP
8 5 (12.50%) AWK
8 5 (12.50%) JMeter
8 5 (12.50%) LoadRunner

Consultant 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 (15.00%) JBoss
2 5 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 4 (10.00%) WebSphere
4 3 (7.50%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (5.00%) Apache
5 2 (5.00%) OpenStack
5 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Azure Data Factory
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) BlueKai
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) Junos
2 1 (2.50%) ATM
2 1 (2.50%) DHCP
2 1 (2.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.00%) DB2
3 5 (12.50%) DbVisualizer
4 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (7.50%) Data Lake
6 2 (5.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (5.00%) Power BI
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (2.50%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Talend Open Studio
2 5 (12.50%) Axure RP
2 5 (12.50%) JMeter
2 5 (12.50%) LoadRunner
2 5 (12.50%) The Grinder
3 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle APEX
General
1 10 (25.00%) Games
2 7 (17.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) XML
2 2 (5.00%) CSS
2 2 (5.00%) EJB
2 2 (5.00%) HTML
2 2 (5.00%) J2EE
2 2 (5.00%) JSP
2 2 (5.00%) Middleware
2 2 (5.00%) Servlets
2 2 (5.00%) XHTML
3 1 (2.50%) .NET
3 1 (2.50%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (2.50%) JSON
3 1 (2.50%) RESTful
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (22.50%) Reference Data
3 5 (12.50%) User Experience
4 3 (7.50%) Client/Server
5 2 (5.00%) DataPower
6 1 (2.50%) Blog
6 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
6 1 (2.50%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) AIX
1 5 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) E-Commerce
2 10 (25.00%) Migration
3 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (22.50%) Data Mapping
3 9 (22.50%) Data Migration
4 5 (12.50%) Competitor Analysis
4 5 (12.50%) Conceptual Models
4 5 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (12.50%) DNA
4 5 (12.50%) Ethnographic Research
4 5 (12.50%) Ethnography
4 5 (12.50%) Heuristic Analysis
4 5 (12.50%) Information Architecture
4 5 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 5 (12.50%) Qualitative Research
4 5 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (12.50%) Statistics
4 5 (12.50%) Usability Testing
4 5 (12.50%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 18 (45.00%) SQL
2 10 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 9 (22.50%) Java
4 5 (12.50%) AWK
4 5 (12.50%) Perl
4 5 (12.50%) PHP
5 4 (10.00%) C#
6 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.50%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.50%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.50%) COBOL
7 1 (2.50%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
1 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) JNCIA
2 2 (5.00%) JNCIE
2 2 (5.00%) JNCIP
2 2 (5.00%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (22.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.50%) vSphere
2 1 (2.50%) XenApp
2 1 (2.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Grafana
2 3 (7.50%) Ansible
2 3 (7.50%) Puppet
3 2 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.50%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (2.50%) Packer
4 1 (2.50%) Terraform
4 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Oracle
2 9 (22.50%) Talend
3 5 (12.50%) AppDynamics
3 5 (12.50%) Dynatrace
3 5 (12.50%) IBM
3 5 (12.50%) New Relic
4 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.50%) SAP
5 2 (5.00%) Juniper
5 2 (5.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.50%) Adobe
6 1 (2.50%) ATG
6 1 (2.50%) Citrix
6 1 (2.50%) Dell
6 1 (2.50%) hybris
6 1 (2.50%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.50%) Tealium