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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 3 3 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing Finance 156 88 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 18.66% 16.73% 14.77%
As % of the General category 42.86% 43.35% 30.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 29 59
Average daily rate
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£396 £360 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.89% -15.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £235 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £505 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 5
Average hourly rate £24.00 £46.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.82% +318.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £10.20 £9.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 £92.00 £12.87
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
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
364 203 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 43.54% 38.59% 49.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 92 195
Average daily rate £400 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 22
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -32.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.10 £9.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £49.60 £33.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 22 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 October 2014. 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
Watford -4 25 £381 +31.46% 17
Rickmansworth -1 19 £375 +55.44% 1
St Albans +8 7 £270 -40.00% 1
Hemel Hempstead -7 7 £425 -15.00% 12
Stevenage +2 5 £258 - 1
Welwyn Garden City -7 5 - - 2
Hitchin -2 1 £400 +45.45% 3
Hoddesdon - - - -
Kings Langley - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 1
Potters Bar - - - - 1
Berkhamsted - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - - 1
Harpenden - - - -
Cheshunt - - - -
Finance
East of England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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.

1 104 (35.14%) SQL
2 67 (22.64%) Oracle
3 61 (20.61%) Java
4 56 (18.92%) Retail
5 50 (16.89%) Project Management
6 44 (14.86%) Manufacturing
7 39 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (12.50%) E-Commerce
9 36 (12.16%) UNIX
10 34 (11.49%) XML
10 34 (11.49%) HTML
11 33 (11.15%) Windows
11 33 (11.15%) Web Services
12 32 (10.81%) JavaScript
12 32 (10.81%) SQL Server
13 30 (10.14%) Data Warehouse
14 29 (9.80%) SAP
14 29 (9.80%) Linux
14 29 (9.80%) Spring
15 28 (9.46%) ETL
16 27 (9.12%) Continuous Improvement
16 27 (9.12%) Analytics
17 26 (8.78%) Microsoft
18 25 (8.45%) Waterfall
19 24 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
20 23 (7.77%) J2EE
21 22 (7.43%) CSS
21 22 (7.43%) PL/SQL
21 22 (7.43%) MS Excel
21 22 (7.43%) Telecoms

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 20 (6.76%) SharePoint
2 15 (5.07%) SAS
2 15 (5.07%) Tomcat
3 13 (4.39%) Apache
3 13 (4.39%) MQSeries
4 12 (4.05%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.36%) WebLogic
5 7 (2.36%) MS Exchange
5 7 (2.36%) CMS
6 6 (2.03%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (1.69%) Adobe CQ
8 3 (1.01%) IIS
9 2 (0.68%) TPMS
10 1 (0.34%) JCAPS
10 1 (0.34%) Confluence
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 22 (7.43%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.38%) MS Office
2 10 (3.38%) Photoshop
2 10 (3.38%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (2.03%) SPSS
3 6 (2.03%) OmniGraffle
4 5 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.35%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.01%) MS Project
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.34%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (1.69%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (1.35%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.01%) SAP PS
4 2 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.34%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.34%) SAP CS
5 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.34%) JDE World
5 1 (0.34%) Agresso
5 1 (0.34%) Tridion
5 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.34%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.34%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.03%) LAN
1 6 (2.03%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.35%) Internet
2 4 (1.35%) HTTP
2 4 (1.35%) SMS
2 4 (1.35%) SAN
3 3 (1.01%) IP Telephony
3 3 (1.01%) FTP
4 2 (0.68%) Firewall
4 2 (0.68%) SNMP
5 1 (0.34%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.34%) VLAN
5 1 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.34%) ATM
5 1 (0.34%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 30 (10.14%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (6.76%) MySQL
4 18 (6.08%) Oracle Database
5 17 (5.74%) Relational Database
6 16 (5.41%) RDBMS
7 10 (3.38%) NoSQL
7 10 (3.38%) Oracle ODI
8 8 (2.70%) Sybase ASE
9 7 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (2.36%) DB2
9 7 (2.36%) OLAP
10 6 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (2.03%) DbVisualizer
11 5 (1.69%) QlikView
11 5 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (1.35%) DataStage
12 4 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (1.35%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.35%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 20 (6.76%) JUnit
1 20 (6.76%) Eclipse
2 17 (5.74%) Ant
3 16 (5.41%) Subversion
4 14 (4.73%) Maven
5 11 (3.72%) Git (software)
5 11 (3.72%) Mockito
5 11 (3.72%) IntelliJ
6 10 (3.38%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (2.70%) Selenium
8 7 (2.36%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (2.03%) LoadRunner
9 6 (2.03%) Axure RP
10 4 (1.35%) Log4j
11 3 (1.01%) JIRA
12 2 (0.68%) ClearQuest
13 1 (0.34%) WebDriver
13 1 (0.34%) TestNG
13 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 56 (18.92%) Retail
2 44 (14.86%) Manufacturing
3 22 (7.43%) Telecoms
4 17 (5.74%) Legal
5 16 (5.41%) Banking
6 15 (5.07%) Marketing
7 7 (2.36%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.69%) Billing
9 3 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.68%) Advertising
10 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.34%) Law
11 1 (0.34%) Front Office
11 1 (0.34%) Back Office
11 1 (0.34%) Electronics
11 1 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 80 (27.03%) Developer
2 60 (20.27%) Analyst
3 30 (10.14%) Business Analyst
4 29 (9.80%) Project Manager
5 26 (8.78%) Architect
5 26 (8.78%) Java Developer
6 20 (6.76%) Consultant
7 13 (4.39%) Senior Analyst
8 12 (4.05%) Senior Business Analyst
9 10 (3.38%) Tester
10 9 (3.04%) SQL Developer
10 9 (3.04%) Delivery Manager
10 9 (3.04%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (3.04%) Service Manager
11 8 (2.70%) SAP Manager
12 7 (2.36%) Systems Architect
12 7 (2.36%) Systems Analyst
12 7 (2.36%) Oracle Developer
13 6 (2.03%) Services Delivery Manager
13 6 (2.03%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (11.49%) XML
1 34 (11.49%) HTML
2 33 (11.15%) Web Services
3 29 (9.80%) Spring
4 23 (7.77%) J2EE
5 22 (7.43%) CSS
6 19 (6.42%) .NET
6 19 (6.42%) JSP
7 17 (5.74%) SOAP
7 17 (5.74%) Hibernate
7 17 (5.74%) REST
8 14 (4.73%) Ajax
9 13 (4.39%) JSON
10 12 (4.05%) JDBC
11 9 (3.04%) Middleware
12 7 (2.36%) JMS
13 6 (2.03%) Flash
14 5 (1.69%) JSTL
14 5 (1.69%) HTML5
14 5 (1.69%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.09%) User Experience
2 16 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.72%) Mathematics
3 11 (3.72%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.70%) Replication
4 8 (2.70%) Algorithms
5 6 (2.03%) Data Integration
5 6 (2.03%) Statistics
6 5 (1.69%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.35%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.35%) W3C
7 4 (1.35%) FMCG
7 4 (1.35%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.35%) Applied Mathematics
7 4 (1.35%) PKI
7 4 (1.35%) Web 2.0
7 4 (1.35%) IVR
7 4 (1.35%) Economics
7 4 (1.35%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.01%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 36 (12.16%) UNIX
2 33 (11.15%) Windows
3 29 (9.80%) Linux
4 9 (3.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.70%) Solaris
6 6 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.35%) HPUX
7 4 (1.35%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.35%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.68%) Android
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.34%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (16.89%) Project Management
2 39 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 28 (9.46%) ETL
5 27 (9.12%) Continuous Improvement
5 27 (9.12%) Analytics
6 25 (8.45%) Waterfall
7 24 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
8 20 (6.76%) ERP
8 20 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
9 19 (6.42%) PRINCE2
10 17 (5.74%) Risk Management
11 16 (5.41%) Change Management
11 16 (5.41%) ITIL
12 15 (5.07%) Data Modelling
12 15 (5.07%) Service Delivery
12 15 (5.07%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (4.39%) MVC
13 13 (4.39%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (4.05%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 104 (35.14%) SQL
2 61 (20.61%) Java
3 32 (10.81%) JavaScript
4 22 (7.43%) PL/SQL
5 19 (6.42%) T-SQL
6 8 (2.70%) Python
7 7 (2.36%) VB
8 6 (2.03%) Perl
9 4 (1.35%) C#
9 4 (1.35%) XPath
9 4 (1.35%) SAS Macro
10 3 (1.01%) Ruby
10 3 (1.01%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.34%) VB6
11 1 (0.34%) Erlang
11 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.34%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 1 (0.34%) R
11 1 (0.34%) Delphi
11 1 (0.34%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (6.42%) Degree
2 18 (6.08%) ISEB
3 15 (5.07%) Security Cleared
4 14 (4.73%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 8 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (2.36%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.35%) ACCA
8 3 (1.01%) AAT
8 3 (1.01%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.01%) Sun Certification
8 3 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.01%) CIMA
9 2 (0.68%) APMP
10 1 (0.34%) CBAP
10 1 (0.34%) NCDA
10 1 (0.34%) NCIE
10 1 (0.34%) MCSE
10 1 (0.34%) MCSA
10 1 (0.34%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.41%) QA
2 5 (1.69%) SLA
3 3 (1.01%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.34%) GAAP
System Software
1 7 (2.36%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.68%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (1.69%) SCOM
2 4 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.68%) SCCM
5 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 67 (22.64%) Oracle
2 29 (9.80%) SAP
3 26 (8.78%) Microsoft
4 16 (5.41%) Teradata
5 15 (5.07%) IBM
6 12 (4.05%) Informatica
7 11 (3.72%) Sybase
8 7 (2.36%) JD Edwards
9 6 (2.03%) HP
9 6 (2.03%) Cognos
10 5 (1.69%) Tableau
10 5 (1.69%) Tripwire
10 5 (1.69%) Business Objects
10 5 (1.69%) Citrix
10 5 (1.69%) VMware
11 4 (1.35%) Ab Initio
11 4 (1.35%) McAfee
11 4 (1.35%) Interwoven
11 4 (1.35%) NetApp
11 4 (1.35%) F5
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £265 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
DP Connect
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500+ per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Clement May
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £375.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Hertfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Hertfordshire
DP Connect
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 26 days ago