The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing Finance 134 102 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 20.52% 16.37% 14.73%
As % of the General category 53.60% 40.96% 30.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 46 53
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£415 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £314 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £36.50 £15.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.74% -1.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.07%
Finance
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

General Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
250 249 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 38.28% 39.97% 48.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 117 191
Average daily rate £390 £405 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £297 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £528 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 15
Average hourly rate £17.22 £31.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.46% +77.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.70 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.50 £37.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the Hertfordshire region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Hertfordshire region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rickmansworth - 21 £375 -
Watford -6 15 £563 +50.00% 17
St Albans - 11 £375 - 11
Hemel Hempstead +7 10 £275 -45.00% 3
Stevenage - 5 £258 -
Welwyn Garden City +2 2 £390 - 1
Hertford - 2 £500 -
Borehamwood - 1 - - 1
Broxbourne - - - - 1
Harpenden - - - - 1
Hitchin - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Cheshunt - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - -
Finance
East of England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Finance also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Finance.

1 83 (28.92%) SQL
2 70 (24.39%) Oracle
3 58 (20.21%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (19.51%) Project Management
5 46 (16.03%) SAP
6 37 (12.89%) Java
7 34 (11.85%) Scrum
7 34 (11.85%) Retail
8 33 (11.50%) ERP
9 32 (11.15%) Microsoft
9 32 (11.15%) QA
10 29 (10.10%) UNIX
10 29 (10.10%) Linux
11 28 (9.76%) SQL Server
12 26 (9.06%) ETL
13 25 (8.71%) Manufacturing
14 24 (8.36%) PL/SQL
15 23 (8.01%) E-Commerce
16 22 (7.67%) Spring
17 21 (7.32%) Banking
17 21 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
17 21 (7.32%) MS Excel
18 20 (6.97%) PRINCE2
18 20 (6.97%) XML
18 20 (6.97%) .NET
18 20 (6.97%) BDD
18 20 (6.97%) Performance Tuning
19 19 (6.62%) Oracle Database
19 19 (6.62%) Data Warehouse
19 19 (6.62%) Stakeholder Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Finance also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Finance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (5.57%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.18%) Tomcat
3 11 (3.83%) WebLogic
3 11 (3.83%) Apache
3 11 (3.83%) SAS
4 6 (2.09%) CMS
5 4 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.70%) TPMS
7 1 (0.35%) Confluence
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.35%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.35%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.35%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.35%) MQSeries
Applications
1 21 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (2.79%) Photoshop
3 8 (2.79%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (1.74%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (1.39%) MS Office
6 2 (0.70%) MS Project
6 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (3.48%) Oracle Financials
2 9 (3.14%) Oracle Payables
3 8 (2.79%) SAP ERP
4 7 (2.44%) SAP CO
4 7 (2.44%) SAP FI
4 7 (2.44%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (1.05%) SAP PS
8 2 (0.70%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.35%) SAP SRM
9 1 (0.35%) SAP CS
9 1 (0.35%) SAP Retail
9 1 (0.35%) JDE World
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.09%) Internet
2 5 (1.74%) SMS
3 4 (1.39%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.05%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (0.70%) SNMP
6 1 (0.35%) VLAN
6 1 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.35%) Firewall
6 1 (0.35%) VPN
6 1 (0.35%) HTTP
6 1 (0.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.62%) Oracle Database
2 19 (6.62%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (5.23%) Relational Database
3 15 (5.23%) MySQL
4 12 (4.18%) RDBMS
5 10 (3.48%) Oracle ODI
6 9 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (2.79%) Snowflake Schema
7 8 (2.79%) QlikView
8 7 (2.44%) NoSQL
9 6 (2.09%) OLAP
9 6 (2.09%) Star Schema
9 6 (2.09%) Data Mining
9 6 (2.09%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 6 (2.09%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.74%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (1.39%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 16 (5.57%) JUnit
1 16 (5.57%) Eclipse
2 15 (5.23%) Subversion
3 14 (4.88%) Maven
4 12 (4.18%) Ant
4 12 (4.18%) Git (software)
5 11 (3.83%) Oracle Forms
6 10 (3.48%) IntelliJ
6 10 (3.48%) Mockito
7 9 (3.14%) JIRA
7 9 (3.14%) Selenium
8 7 (2.44%) SpecFlow
8 7 (2.44%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (1.74%) Axure RP
9 5 (1.74%) LoadRunner
10 4 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.70%) ClearQuest
11 2 (0.70%) Moq
11 2 (0.70%) ReSharper
12 1 (0.35%) CruiseControl
General
1 34 (11.85%) Retail
2 25 (8.71%) Manufacturing
3 21 (7.32%) Banking
4 12 (4.18%) Legal
4 12 (4.18%) Marketing
5 10 (3.48%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.79%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.74%) Billing
8 3 (1.05%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.70%) Advertising
9 2 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.35%) Military
10 1 (0.35%) Publishing
10 1 (0.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 60 (20.91%) Developer
2 46 (16.03%) Analyst
3 40 (13.94%) Project Manager
4 32 (11.15%) Consultant
5 26 (9.06%) Architect
6 19 (6.62%) Java Developer
7 15 (5.23%) SAP Manager
8 13 (4.53%) Senior Manager
9 12 (4.18%) Business Analyst
10 11 (3.83%) Infrastructure Manager
10 11 (3.83%) Senior Project Manager
10 11 (3.83%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 10 (3.48%) Data Analyst
12 9 (3.14%) Systems Architect
12 9 (3.14%) SAP Consultant
13 8 (2.79%) Oracle Developer
13 8 (2.79%) Software Developer
13 8 (2.79%) Test Consultant
14 7 (2.44%) Engagement Manager
14 7 (2.44%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.67%) Spring
2 20 (6.97%) XML
2 20 (6.97%) .NET
3 18 (6.27%) HTML
4 17 (5.92%) Web Services
5 16 (5.57%) CSS
6 15 (5.23%) SOAP
7 14 (4.88%) REST
8 12 (4.18%) Middleware
9 11 (3.83%) Ajax
10 10 (3.48%) JDBC
10 10 (3.48%) Hibernate
10 10 (3.48%) JSON
11 9 (3.14%) JSP
12 7 (2.44%) Gherkin
13 6 (2.09%) J2EE
14 5 (1.74%) Java EE
15 4 (1.39%) Oracle ADF
16 3 (1.05%) NHibernate
16 3 (1.05%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.57%) User Experience
3 14 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.18%) Mathematics
5 11 (3.83%) Data Integration
6 10 (3.48%) Algorithms
7 9 (3.14%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.79%) Visualisation
9 7 (2.44%) Replication
10 6 (2.09%) NHS
10 6 (2.09%) Open Source
10 6 (2.09%) Economics
10 6 (2.09%) Statistics
10 6 (2.09%) Applied Mathematics
11 5 (1.74%) IVR
12 3 (1.05%) Data Structures
12 3 (1.05%) PKI
12 3 (1.05%) SWIFT
12 3 (1.05%) PMI
13 2 (0.70%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 29 (10.10%) UNIX
1 29 (10.10%) Linux
2 13 (4.53%) Solaris
3 12 (4.18%) Windows
4 3 (1.05%) HPUX
5 2 (0.70%) AIX
5 2 (0.70%) VMS
5 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.35%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (20.21%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (19.51%) Project Management
3 34 (11.85%) Scrum
4 33 (11.50%) ERP
5 26 (9.06%) ETL
6 23 (8.01%) E-Commerce
7 21 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
8 20 (6.97%) PRINCE2
8 20 (6.97%) BDD
8 20 (6.97%) Performance Tuning
9 19 (6.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (6.27%) Waterfall
11 16 (5.57%) Analytics
12 15 (5.23%) TDD
13 14 (4.88%) Logistics
13 14 (4.88%) CRM
13 14 (4.88%) MVC
14 13 (4.53%) Business Intelligence
15 12 (4.18%) Service Delivery
15 12 (4.18%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (28.92%) SQL
2 37 (12.89%) Java
3 24 (8.36%) PL/SQL
4 17 (5.92%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.14%) Python
6 7 (2.44%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.09%) C#
8 5 (1.74%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.74%) Perl
9 4 (1.39%) VB
9 4 (1.39%) SAS Macro
10 3 (1.05%) Ruby
10 3 (1.05%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.05%) R
11 2 (0.70%) VBScript
11 2 (0.70%) VBA
11 2 (0.70%) C++
11 2 (0.70%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.35%) XPath
12 1 (0.35%) JCL
Qualifications
1 12 (4.18%) ISEB
2 11 (3.83%) SC Cleared
2 11 (3.83%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.14%) Degree
4 8 (2.79%) ISTQB
5 7 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.39%) CIMA
7 4 (1.39%) ACCA
8 3 (1.05%) AAT
8 3 (1.05%) Sun Certification
8 3 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.05%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.70%) CCNP
9 2 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.35%) APMP
10 1 (0.35%) NCDA
10 1 (0.35%) NCIE
10 1 (0.35%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (11.15%) QA
2 4 (1.39%) SLA
3 3 (1.05%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.70%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.05%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.70%) vSphere
4 1 (0.35%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (2.44%) BMC PATROL
2 6 (2.09%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.39%) SCOM
3 4 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 70 (24.39%) Oracle
2 46 (16.03%) SAP
3 32 (11.15%) Microsoft
4 12 (4.18%) Cisco
4 12 (4.18%) HP
4 12 (4.18%) Informatica
5 11 (3.83%) Teradata
6 9 (3.14%) Planview
6 9 (3.14%) F5
7 8 (2.79%) Cognos
7 8 (2.79%) Tableau
8 7 (2.44%) BMC
8 7 (2.44%) EMC
9 6 (2.09%) NetApp
9 6 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.74%) JD Edwards
10 5 (1.74%) Business Objects
11 4 (1.39%) Ab Initio
11 4 (1.39%) VMware
11 4 (1.39%) McAfee