Period
to 18 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 18 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.

IT Manager
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 48 33
Rank change year-on-year +14 -15 -2
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 12 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 3.23% 0.70% 3.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.35% 0.74% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 6
Watford median daily rate £475 £250 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +90.00% -42.03% +1.47%
10th Percentile £393 £250 £335
90th Percentile £573 £284 £454
Hertfordshire median daily rate £488 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +30.00% -3.23% -20.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -

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 358 404 280
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.50% 94.61% 96.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 188 149
Watford median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -1.90%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £185
90th Percentile £550 £579 £538
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 9
Watford median hourly rate £17.00 £17.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.23% +36.54% -5.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.48 £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%

IT Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Manager in Watford

IT Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Manager in Watford

IT Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Manager in Watford over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Manager in Watford

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT Manager 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 IT Manager in the job title.

1 5 (41.67%) Service Management
2 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) Degree
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (16.67%) ERP
4 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 2 (16.67%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) WFM
4 2 (16.67%) SaaS
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) Trend Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (8.33%) Business Transformation
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) APMP
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (8.33%) SAP ERP
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (8.33%) Kanban
5 1 (8.33%) QMS
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001

IT Manager 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:

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) SaaS
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Service Management
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (16.67%) ERP
4 2 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (16.67%) Trend Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) WFM
5 1 (8.33%) Contract Management
5 1 (8.33%) Decision-Making
5 1 (8.33%) Information Security
5 1 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) APMP
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (8.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (8.33%) SAP