Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 46 37
Rank change year-on-year +16 -9 -1
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 16 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 4.38% 1.20% 2.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.58% 1.31% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 5
Watford median daily rate £438 £250 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -31.51% -24.16%
10th Percentile £403 £250 £309
90th Percentile £544 £284 £468
Hertfordshire median daily rate £475 £285 £375
% change year-on-year +66.67% -24.00% -23.08%
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 349 383 308
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 92.07% 97.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 189 154
Watford median daily rate £425 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +17.65% -6.21%
10th Percentile £163 £205 £155
90th Percentile £550 £575 £513
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 11
Watford median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +22.22% +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.35 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.75 £40.00 £14.75
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.35 £16.81 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.21% +5.03% -5.88%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (43.75%) Degree
2 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
2 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (37.50%) Project Management
3 5 (31.25%) Service Management
3 5 (31.25%) Scrum
3 5 (31.25%) Kanban
3 5 (31.25%) SDLC
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (18.75%) ERP
5 3 (18.75%) ITIL
5 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
5 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (12.50%) SAP ERP
6 2 (12.50%) Trend Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (12.50%) SaaS
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle
6 2 (12.50%) SAP
6 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
6 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
6 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
7 1 (6.25%) Business Transformation
7 1 (6.25%) Matrix Organization
7 1 (6.25%) Contract Management

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 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) SaaS
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Project Management
2 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
3 5 (31.25%) Kanban
3 5 (31.25%) Scrum
3 5 (31.25%) SDLC
3 5 (31.25%) Service Management
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (18.75%) ERP
5 3 (18.75%) ITIL
5 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
6 2 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
6 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
6 2 (12.50%) Trend Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) Contract Management
7 1 (6.25%) Matrix Organization
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) APMP
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
2 1 (6.25%) PMP
2 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
1 2 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com