Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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.

Academic Degree
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 32 26
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6 -10
Contract jobs citing Degree 19 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 4.32% 3.50% 4.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.25% 18.18% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 3
Watford median daily rate £350 £425 £146
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +191.10% -63.50%
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £438 £350
% change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £11.00 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +10.34% -10.49%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Watford
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 51 55 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 11.59% 19.23% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 37 12
Watford median daily rate £375 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -25.00% +23.08%
10th Percentile £244 £205 £166
90th Percentile £590 £430 £483
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Watford median hourly rate - £14.50 £32.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -55.70% -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +24.14% -30.95% +29.63%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Watford over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Watford

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Watford

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 9 (47.37%) Computer Science
2 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) HTML
3 6 (31.58%) CSS
3 6 (31.58%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (26.32%) C++
4 5 (26.32%) Finance
4 5 (26.32%) Multithreading
4 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (21.05%) VMware
5 4 (21.05%) Project Management
5 4 (21.05%) Firewall
5 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 4 (21.05%) C
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
6 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
6 3 (15.79%) Cisco
6 3 (15.79%) Citrix
6 3 (15.79%) Games
6 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
6 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (15.79%) HTML5
6 3 (15.79%) NoSQL
6 3 (15.79%) Node.js
6 3 (15.79%) AngularJS

Degree
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 1 (5.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (5.26%) CMS
1 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) DHCP
2 2 (10.53%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) IGMP
2 2 (10.53%) LAN
2 2 (10.53%) Multicast
2 2 (10.53%) Wireless
2 2 (10.53%) WLAN
3 1 (5.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) LabVIEW
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Games
3 2 (10.53%) Legal
4 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) C++ Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Project Manager
4 3 (15.79%) C++ Software Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Senior C++ Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Software Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Software Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Security Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Digital Content Manager
6 1 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) CSS
1 6 (31.58%) HTML
2 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
2 3 (15.79%) HTML5
2 3 (15.79%) Node.js
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.26%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.26%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Computer Science
2 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
4 2 (10.53%) Private Cloud
5 1 (5.26%) AS400
5 1 (5.26%) Clustering
5 1 (5.26%) Social Media
5 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (26.32%) Multithreading
2 4 (21.05%) Project Management
3 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
3 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
4 2 (10.53%) Contingency Planning
4 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (10.53%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 2 (10.53%) Information Security
4 2 (10.53%) Process Improvement
4 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
4 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
4 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.26%) Analytical Thinking
5 1 (5.26%) Analytics
5 1 (5.26%) Creative Thinking
5 1 (5.26%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Integrated Marketing
5 1 (5.26%) Order to Cash
5 1 (5.26%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) C++
3 4 (21.05%) C
3 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (10.53%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 2 (10.53%) CCNA
4 2 (10.53%) CCNP
4 2 (10.53%) CCSP
4 2 (10.53%) CISM
4 2 (10.53%) CISSP
4 2 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.26%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) VMware NSX
3 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) VMware
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco
2 3 (15.79%) Citrix
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) 3PAR
4 1 (5.26%) Adobe
4 1 (5.26%) Ariba
4 1 (5.26%) Cognos
4 1 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow