The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 21 25
Rank change year-on-year +8 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 10 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 8.33% 2.08% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.85% 2.25% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -6.00% +38.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Watford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 113 89 125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 94.17% 92.71% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 42 58
Median daily rate £425 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 10
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £37.50 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 29 March 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 7 (38.89%) Migration
2 5 (27.78%) SAP HCM
2 5 (27.78%) Data Migration
2 5 (27.78%) SuccessFactors
2 5 (27.78%) SAP
2 5 (27.78%) Data Modelling
2 5 (27.78%) IBM
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle
3 4 (22.22%) Windows
3 4 (22.22%) Middleware
3 4 (22.22%) Analytics
3 4 (22.22%) Data Cleansing
3 4 (22.22%) Data Architecture
3 4 (22.22%) Retail
4 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (16.67%) Finance
4 3 (16.67%) Firewall
4 3 (16.67%) VMware
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 2 (11.11%) Merchandise Planning
5 2 (11.11%) Business Process Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) WebLogic
5 2 (11.11%) MCSE
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
5 2 (11.11%) Dell
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (11.11%) SOA
5 2 (11.11%) ETL

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 2 (11.11%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (27.78%) SAP HCM
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (5.56%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.11%) Office 365
3 1 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (5.56%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) DNS
2 2 (11.11%) SSL
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (5.56%) Skype
3 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.11%) MySQL
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (22.22%) Retail
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) CSS
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (5.56%) JSON
2 1 (5.56%) RESTful
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Clustering
1 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.56%) DataPower
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.56%) VMS
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Migration
2 5 (27.78%) Data Migration
2 5 (27.78%) Data Modelling
3 4 (22.22%) Analytics
3 4 (22.22%) Data Architecture
3 4 (22.22%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
4 2 (11.11%) Business Process Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (11.11%) E-business
4 2 (11.11%) ETL
4 2 (11.11%) High Availability
4 2 (11.11%) Merchandise Planning
4 2 (11.11%) SOA
4 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.56%) Content Marketing
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.56%) Link Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Java
1 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) MCSE
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) CCNP
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) MCSA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (5.56%) SCOM
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) IBM
1 5 (27.78%) SAP
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle
3 3 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) Dell
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco
5 1 (5.56%) Google
5 1 (5.56%) Juniper
5 1 (5.56%) Meraki
5 1 (5.56%) Palo Alto