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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 - 28
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 0.61% - 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% - 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +11.76% -  

Open Source is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 141 97 136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 85.98% 71.32% 85.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 130 198
Median daily rate £425 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £9.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

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 29 June 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 8 (80.00%) IBM
1 8 (80.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (60.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (60.00%) Java
3 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (60.00%) .NET
3 6 (60.00%) XML
3 6 (60.00%) XSLT
3 6 (60.00%) OO
3 6 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (60.00%) DataPower
3 6 (60.00%) WebSphere
3 6 (60.00%) JSON
3 6 (60.00%) Release Management
3 6 (60.00%) RESTful
3 6 (60.00%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 6 (60.00%) API Development
4 5 (50.00%) DevOps
5 4 (40.00%) SAP HCM
5 4 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (40.00%) Boomi
5 4 (40.00%) Mobile App
5 4 (40.00%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (40.00%) CRM
5 4 (40.00%) SAP
5 4 (40.00%) Dell
6 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (20.00%) TIBCO

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 6 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (40.00%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Boomi
1 4 (40.00%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (20.00%) G Suite
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) GCC
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) SonarQube
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) Integration Developer
2 5 (50.00%) WebSphere Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) C Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 6 (60.00%) JSON
2 6 (60.00%) RESTful
2 6 (60.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (60.00%) XML
2 6 (60.00%) XSLT
3 2 (20.00%) Middleware
4 1 (10.00%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) DataPower
2 4 (40.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Mac OS
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) API Development
2 6 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (60.00%) OO
2 6 (60.00%) Release Management
3 5 (50.00%) DevOps
4 4 (40.00%) CRM
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Data Management
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL
5 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) SDLC
5 2 (20.00%) SOA
5 2 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Test Management
5 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Java
1 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) Python
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) IBM
2 4 (40.00%) Dell
2 4 (40.00%) SAP
3 2 (20.00%) Atlassian
3 2 (20.00%) Google
3 2 (20.00%) MuleSoft
3 2 (20.00%) TIBCO
3 2 (20.00%) WSO2