Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 30 36
Rank change year-on-year -10 +6 +1
Contract jobs citing Open Source 3 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 0.90% 5.06% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 5.65% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 1
Watford median daily rate £300 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +8.97% -44.29%
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £500 £338
% change year-on-year -17.50% +48.15% -28.95%
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 296 354 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 88.62% 89.62% 85.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 153 118
Watford median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £313 £201 £216
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 5
Watford median hourly rate £22.25 £17.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.35% +31.48% -41.71%
10th Percentile £17.85 £14.23 £11.81
90th Percentile £32.75 £37.90 £15.55
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £19.75 £18.00 £39.70
% change year-on-year +9.72% -54.66% +84.65%

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 16 January 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 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Zend
2 2 (66.67%) LAMP
2 2 (66.67%) Magento
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) OO PHP
2 2 (66.67%) PHP
2 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (66.67%) HTTP
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) XSL
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 2 (66.67%) XHTML
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) DNA
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (33.33%) nginx
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (33.33%) Vagrant
3 1 (33.33%) Games

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 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 1 (33.33%) nginx
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (33.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Magento Developer
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) LAMP
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) XHTML
2 2 (66.67%) XSL
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (33.33%) LEMP Stack
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) OO PHP
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) PHP
3 1 (33.33%) C#
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Zend
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft