Period
to 19 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Consultant
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 16 34
Rank change year-on-year -8 +18 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 23 39 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 6.15% 9.18% 2.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.37% 9.70% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 5
Watford median daily rate £375 £463 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.92% -7.50% -
10th Percentile £144 £380 £398
90th Percentile £488 £595 £533
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £463 £425
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £50.50 - -

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 361 402 282
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.52% 94.59% 96.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 188 150
Watford median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £199 £200 £175
90th Percentile £550 £579 £538
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 9
Watford median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +38.46% -5.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.55 £11.61
90th Percentile £38.25 £40.00 £15.45
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +20.69% -14.71%

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 19 December 2018.

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 19 December 2018, Consultant 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 5 (21.74%) SQL
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
1 5 (21.74%) Project Management
1 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
1 5 (21.74%) Analytics
2 4 (17.39%) Social Media
2 4 (17.39%) WordPress
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (17.39%) Link Building
2 4 (17.39%) User Experience
2 4 (17.39%) Algorithms
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
2 4 (17.39%) Content Marketing
2 4 (17.39%) Google Analytics
2 4 (17.39%) Marketing
2 4 (17.39%) Migration
2 4 (17.39%) SEO
2 4 (17.39%) Google
2 4 (17.39%) PKI
2 4 (17.39%) Pay per click
2 4 (17.39%) CA
2 4 (17.39%) FTP
2 4 (17.39%) HTTP
2 4 (17.39%) DNS
2 4 (17.39%) HTTPS
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) CSS
2 4 (17.39%) LDAP
2 4 (17.39%) HTML

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 4 (17.39%) WordPress
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Google Analytics
2 2 (8.70%) Office 365
3 1 (4.35%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) DNS
1 4 (17.39%) FTP
1 4 (17.39%) HTTP
1 4 (17.39%) HTTPS
2 1 (4.35%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (17.39%) Marketing
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) CSS
1 4 (17.39%) HTML
1 4 (17.39%) LDAP
2 3 (13.04%) jQuery
2 3 (13.04%) Laravel
3 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Algorithms
1 4 (17.39%) PKI
1 4 (17.39%) Social Media
1 4 (17.39%) User Experience
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.35%) Fintech
2 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Analytics
1 5 (21.74%) Project Management
2 4 (17.39%) Content Marketing
2 4 (17.39%) Link Building
2 4 (17.39%) Migration
2 4 (17.39%) Pay per click
2 4 (17.39%) SEO
3 3 (13.04%) Competitor Analysis
3 3 (13.04%) Conceptual Models
3 3 (13.04%) Contextual Inquiry
3 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
3 3 (13.04%) Guided Exploration
3 3 (13.04%) Information Architecture
3 3 (13.04%) OOP
3 3 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (13.04%) Quantitative Research
3 3 (13.04%) Task Model
3 3 (13.04%) Usability Testing
3 3 (13.04%) Web Development
3 3 (13.04%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
2 3 (13.04%) PHP
3 1 (4.35%) Assembly Language
3 1 (4.35%) COBOL
3 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) CIPD
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) CA
1 4 (17.39%) Google
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Aruba
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco
2 1 (4.35%) ForeScout
2 1 (4.35%) IBM
2 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.35%) SAP
2 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow