Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for Open Source skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Open Source over the 6 months to 22 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.

Open Source
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 35 35
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 13 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.98% 2.43% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.42% 3.15% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 2
Watford median daily rate £425 £390 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -44.29% -
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £395 £500
% change year-on-year +13.92% -21.00% +9.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -

Open Source is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 380 222 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 87.16% 77.08% 72.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 110 76
Watford median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £224 £205 £211
90th Percentile £588 £532 £488
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 11
Watford median hourly rate £18.00 £14.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.32% +9.62% +4.00%
10th Percentile £14.45 £12.75 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £15.50 £37.50
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £19.00 £32.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year -41.09% +53.57% +31.25%

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Open Source in Watford

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source 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 Open Source.

1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) OO
3 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 6 (46.15%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (46.15%) Ruby
3 6 (46.15%) Ruby on Rails
3 6 (46.15%) Redis
3 6 (46.15%) Ansible
3 6 (46.15%) React
4 4 (30.77%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 4 (30.77%) API Development
4 4 (30.77%) DevOps
4 4 (30.77%) RESTful
4 4 (30.77%) DataPower
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (30.77%) IBM Integration Bus
4 4 (30.77%) OOP
4 4 (30.77%) WebSphere
4 4 (30.77%) JSON
4 4 (30.77%) .NET
4 4 (30.77%) Java
4 4 (30.77%) XML
4 4 (30.77%) XSLT
4 4 (30.77%) TDD
4 4 (30.77%) Pair Programming
4 4 (30.77%) IBM
4 4 (30.77%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) Linux
6 2 (15.38%) Apache

Open Source
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 4 (30.77%) WebSphere
2 2 (15.38%) Apache
2 2 (15.38%) nginx
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (15.38%) Magento
1 2 (15.38%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Boomi
1 2 (15.38%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (46.15%) Redis
2 2 (15.38%) MySQL
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Vagrant
2 1 (7.69%) GCC
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Integration Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Ruby Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Lead Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Magento Developer
4 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) React
1 6 (46.15%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (30.77%) .NET
2 4 (30.77%) IBM Integration Bus
2 4 (30.77%) JSON
2 4 (30.77%) RESTful
2 4 (30.77%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (30.77%) XML
2 4 (30.77%) XSLT
3 2 (15.38%) CSS
3 2 (15.38%) HTML
3 2 (15.38%) LAMP
3 2 (15.38%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (15.38%) Web Services
3 2 (15.38%) XHTML
3 2 (15.38%) XSL
4 1 (7.69%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) DataPower
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Fintech
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (7.69%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Mac OS
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) OO
3 4 (30.77%) API Development
3 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (30.77%) DevOps
3 4 (30.77%) OOP
3 4 (30.77%) Pair Programming
3 4 (30.77%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) Analytical Thinking
4 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 2 (15.38%) CRM
4 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 2 (15.38%) MVC
4 2 (15.38%) OO PHP
4 2 (15.38%) Release Management
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) Kanban
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
1 6 (46.15%) Ruby
2 4 (30.77%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) PHP
4 1 (7.69%) C
4 1 (7.69%) Python
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Ansible
2 4 (30.77%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) IBM
2 2 (15.38%) Dell
2 2 (15.38%) SAP
2 2 (15.38%) Zend