Period
to 18 August 2019

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 18 August 2019 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 35 36
Rank change year-on-year -21 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing Open Source 7 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.61% 2.35% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 2.63% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Watford median daily rate £550 £363 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +51.72% -27.50% -
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £388 £544
% change year-on-year +16.13% -28.74% -4.40%
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 394 304 302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 90.57% 89.15% 87.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 179 142
Watford median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £309 £213 £200
90th Percentile £563 £550 £575
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £413 £413
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 8
Watford median hourly rate £32.25 £35.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.86% +20.69% +100.00%
10th Percentile £22.38 £14.20 £15.98
90th Percentile £41.48 £51.13 £40.00
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.32 £16.84
% change year-on-year +1.04% +2.88% -32.66%

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 18 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Open Source.

1 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) CSS
2 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) OO
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) MySQL
2 4 (57.14%) LAMP
2 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
3 3 (42.86%) OO PHP
3 3 (42.86%) MVC
3 3 (42.86%) HTTP
3 3 (42.86%) XHTML
3 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) PHP
3 3 (42.86%) Apache
3 3 (42.86%) XSL
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Zend
3 3 (42.86%) Magento
4 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (28.57%) Big Data
4 2 (28.57%) Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (28.57%) Kubernetes
4 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) Power BI
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 3 (42.86%) Apache
2 1 (14.29%) CMS
2 1 (14.29%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (28.57%) Data Lake Analytics
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (28.57%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) MySQL
1 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) Big Data
3 2 (28.57%) Data Lake
3 2 (28.57%) Power BI
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
4 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (28.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) DevOps Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Content Coordinator
2 1 (14.29%) Coordinator
2 1 (14.29%) Hybris Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Magento Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Web Content Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) CSS
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 4 (57.14%) LAMP
2 4 (57.14%) Web Services
3 3 (42.86%) XHTML
3 3 (42.86%) XSL
4 2 (28.57%) HTML5
5 1 (14.29%) CSS3
5 1 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (14.29%) JSON
5 1 (14.29%) Kafka
5 1 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (14.29%) REST
5 1 (14.29%) SOAP
5 1 (14.29%) Spring
5 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) OO
2 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
2 3 (42.86%) MVC
2 3 (42.86%) OO PHP
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Analytics
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) DevOps
3 2 (28.57%) DNA
3 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure as Code
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Leadership
4 1 (14.29%) Content Management
4 1 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Development
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Web Design
4 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) PHP
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) Clojure
4 1 (14.29%) Groovy
4 1 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (14.29%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Kubernetes
2 1 (14.29%) Ansible
2 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Zend
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) hybris
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle