The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 16 14 15
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1  
Contract jobs citing Degree 9 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 7.69% 6.12% 10.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.00% 46.15% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £481 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +54.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £385 £375
% change year-on-year - +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year -35.29% +32.81%  

Degree is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Watford.

Academic & Professional Certification
Watford
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 25 13 15
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 21.37% 13.27% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 4
Median daily rate £200 £361 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -44.63% +11.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £277 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £536 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford citing Degree as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Watford

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Watford

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Watford

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Degree.

1 10 (76.92%) Project Management
2 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) Legal
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (38.46%) Office 365
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (38.46%) OneDrive
3 5 (38.46%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (30.77%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (30.77%) MS Office
4 4 (30.77%) Identity Management
5 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
6 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
6 1 (7.69%) SAP
6 1 (7.69%) PHP
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
6 1 (7.69%) Citrix
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (7.69%) Ariba

Degree
Top Related 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 1 (7.69%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (38.46%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (38.46%) Office 365
2 5 (38.46%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
1 6 (46.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Manager
1 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 4 (30.77%) Project Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) DBA
2 1 (7.69%) Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Digital Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Forensic Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Forensic Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Incident Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Incident Manager
2 1 (7.69%) PHP Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Project Management
2 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
2 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (30.77%) Identity Management
3 4 (30.77%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Forensics
4 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.69%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Six Sigma
4 1 (7.69%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (7.69%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Ariba
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) iManage
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow
2 1 (7.69%) Veritas
2 1 (7.69%) VMware