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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 5 11
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs citing Finance 129 95 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 18.94% 15.01% 12.61%
As % of the General category 48.68% 37.55% 26.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 35 53
Average daily rate
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£405 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £302 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £15.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
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
265 253 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 38.91% 39.97% 46.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 117 198
Average daily rate £400 £403 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £524 £633
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 23
Average hourly rate £21.47 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.32% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.25 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.90 £32.05 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £21.94
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +4.84%

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 December 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
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 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 18 £375 - 4
Watford -5 16 £419 +8.06% 7
St Albans +5 11 £350 -22.65% 1
Hemel Hempstead +5 4 £325 -27.77% 2
Stevenage - 3 £258 - 2
Welwyn Garden City -5 2 - -
Hertford - 2 £500 -
Borehamwood -1 1 - -
Harpenden - - - - 1
Berkhamsted - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Cheshunt - - - -
Finance
East of England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (32.60%) SQL
2 84 (26.33%) Oracle
3 64 (20.06%) Project Management
4 56 (17.55%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (15.67%) Retail
6 49 (15.36%) Java
7 42 (13.17%) SAP
8 37 (11.60%) UNIX
8 37 (11.60%) E-Commerce
9 36 (11.29%) Manufacturing
10 34 (10.66%) Data Warehouse
11 33 (10.34%) Microsoft
12 32 (10.03%) SQL Server
12 32 (10.03%) Linux
13 31 (9.72%) HTML
13 31 (9.72%) ETL
13 31 (9.72%) Analytics
14 30 (9.40%) XML
15 29 (9.09%) ERP
16 28 (8.78%) QA
17 27 (8.46%) JavaScript
18 26 (8.15%) PL/SQL
18 26 (8.15%) Spring
19 25 (7.84%) MS Excel
19 25 (7.84%) Banking
20 24 (7.52%) Business Intelligence
20 24 (7.52%) Scrum
20 24 (7.52%) Performance Tuning
21 23 (7.21%) CSS
21 23 (7.21%) Web Services

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 17 (5.33%) SAS
2 16 (5.02%) SharePoint
3 15 (4.70%) Tomcat
4 12 (3.76%) Apache
5 9 (2.82%) WebLogic
6 7 (2.19%) MQSeries
6 7 (2.19%) CMS
7 5 (1.57%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (1.25%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.25%) Adobe CQ
8 4 (1.25%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.63%) TPMS
10 1 (0.31%) Confluence
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.31%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.31%) IIS
Applications
1 25 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.13%) Photoshop
2 10 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.88%) MS Office
4 6 (1.88%) SPSS
4 6 (1.88%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (1.25%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.63%) MS Project
7 1 (0.31%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (3.45%) Oracle Financials
2 9 (2.82%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.57%) SAP FI
3 5 (1.57%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (1.57%) SAP CO
4 4 (1.25%) SAP ERP
4 4 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.94%) SAP PS
6 2 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.31%) JDE World
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.31%) SAP CS
7 1 (0.31%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.31%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.31%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.19%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.57%) SMS
3 3 (0.94%) HTTP
3 3 (0.94%) SAN
3 3 (0.94%) Internet
3 3 (0.94%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (0.63%) SNMP
5 1 (0.31%) VPN
5 1 (0.31%) Firewall
5 1 (0.31%) VLAN
5 1 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.31%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.66%) Data Warehouse
2 32 (10.03%) SQL Server
3 22 (6.90%) Oracle Database
4 19 (5.96%) MySQL
5 18 (5.64%) Relational Database
6 14 (4.39%) RDBMS
7 12 (3.76%) Oracle ODI
8 11 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (3.13%) NoSQL
10 8 (2.51%) QlikView
11 7 (2.19%) Snowflake Schema
11 7 (2.19%) OLAP
12 6 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.88%) SAS Enterprise Miner
12 6 (1.88%) Hadoop
13 5 (1.57%) Star Schema
13 5 (1.57%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (1.25%) DataStage
14 4 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (5.96%) JUnit
1 19 (5.96%) Eclipse
2 17 (5.33%) Subversion
3 16 (5.02%) Maven
4 15 (4.70%) Ant
5 13 (4.08%) Git (software)
6 11 (3.45%) IntelliJ
6 11 (3.45%) Mockito
7 10 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
7 10 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
7 10 (3.13%) Selenium
8 8 (2.51%) JIRA
9 7 (2.19%) LoadRunner
10 6 (1.88%) Axure RP
11 5 (1.57%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.94%) Log4j
13 2 (0.63%) Moq
13 2 (0.63%) ClearQuest
13 2 (0.63%) ReSharper
14 1 (0.31%) TestNG
General
1 50 (15.67%) Retail
2 36 (11.29%) Manufacturing
3 25 (7.84%) Banking
4 15 (4.70%) Legal
5 14 (4.39%) Marketing
6 12 (3.76%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.82%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.57%) Billing
9 3 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.63%) Advertising
10 2 (0.63%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.31%) Law
11 1 (0.31%) Front Office
11 1 (0.31%) Back Office
11 1 (0.31%) Military
11 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 76 (23.82%) Developer
2 71 (22.26%) Analyst
3 38 (11.91%) Project Manager
4 32 (10.03%) Business Analyst
5 28 (8.78%) Consultant
6 25 (7.84%) Architect
7 22 (6.90%) Java Developer
8 13 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
9 12 (3.76%) SAP Manager
10 11 (3.45%) Delivery Manager
10 11 (3.45%) Senior Business Analyst
11 10 (3.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 10 (3.13%) Tester
11 10 (3.13%) Infrastructure Manager
12 8 (2.51%) Software Developer
12 8 (2.51%) Service Manager
13 7 (2.19%) Oracle Developer
13 7 (2.19%) Data Analyst
13 7 (2.19%) SQL Developer
13 7 (2.19%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (9.72%) HTML
2 30 (9.40%) XML
3 26 (8.15%) Spring
4 23 (7.21%) Web Services
4 23 (7.21%) CSS
5 20 (6.27%) .NET
6 19 (5.96%) SOAP
7 18 (5.64%) REST
8 15 (4.70%) JSP
9 14 (4.39%) Ajax
10 13 (4.08%) Hibernate
10 13 (4.08%) Middleware
10 13 (4.08%) J2EE
10 13 (4.08%) JSON
11 11 (3.45%) JDBC
12 5 (1.57%) XSLT
12 5 (1.57%) HTML5
12 5 (1.57%) Gherkin
13 4 (1.25%) Java EE
13 4 (1.25%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.27%) User Experience
1 20 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.39%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.76%) Mathematics
4 10 (3.13%) Algorithms
5 9 (2.82%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.51%) Visualisation
7 7 (2.19%) Replication
8 6 (1.88%) Applied Mathematics
8 6 (1.88%) Economics
8 6 (1.88%) Data Integration
8 6 (1.88%) Statistics
9 5 (1.57%) IVR
9 5 (1.57%) NHS
10 4 (1.25%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.25%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.94%) FMCG
11 3 (0.94%) W3C
11 3 (0.94%) PMI
11 3 (0.94%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 37 (11.60%) UNIX
2 32 (10.03%) Linux
3 18 (5.64%) Windows
4 15 (4.70%) Solaris
5 5 (1.57%) HPUX
6 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.25%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.25%) Windows 8
6 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.63%) AIX
7 2 (0.63%) VMS
8 1 (0.31%) MVS
8 1 (0.31%) Android
8 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (20.06%) Project Management
2 56 (17.55%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (11.60%) E-Commerce
4 31 (9.72%) ETL
4 31 (9.72%) Analytics
5 29 (9.09%) ERP
6 24 (7.52%) Business Intelligence
6 24 (7.52%) Scrum
6 24 (7.52%) Performance Tuning
7 23 (7.21%) Waterfall
8 22 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
8 22 (6.90%) PRINCE2
9 19 (5.96%) BDD
10 17 (5.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (5.33%) Resource Management
11 16 (5.02%) TDD
12 15 (4.70%) Service Delivery
12 15 (4.70%) MVC
13 14 (4.39%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (32.60%) SQL
2 49 (15.36%) Java
3 27 (8.46%) JavaScript
4 26 (8.15%) PL/SQL
5 11 (3.45%) T-SQL
6 9 (2.82%) Python
7 7 (2.19%) C#
8 6 (1.88%) VB
9 5 (1.57%) Perl
10 4 (1.25%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.25%) SAS Macro
11 3 (0.94%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.94%) R
11 3 (0.94%) Ruby
11 3 (0.94%) XPath
12 2 (0.63%) VBA
12 2 (0.63%) VBScript
12 2 (0.63%) C++
12 2 (0.63%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.31%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (5.64%) ISEB
1 18 (5.64%) Degree
2 10 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (2.82%) ISTQB
4 7 (2.19%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (1.88%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.57%) Sun Certification
7 4 (1.25%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.25%) ACCA
7 4 (1.25%) CIMA
8 3 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.94%) AAT
9 2 (0.63%) APMP
9 2 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.63%) CCNP
10 1 (0.31%) CCNA
10 1 (0.31%) PMP
10 1 (0.31%) MBA
10 1 (0.31%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.78%) QA
2 4 (1.25%) SLA
3 3 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (1.88%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.63%) vSphere
3 2 (0.63%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.57%) BMC PATROL
1 5 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (1.25%) SCOM
3 2 (0.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 84 (26.33%) Oracle
2 42 (13.17%) SAP
3 33 (10.34%) Microsoft
4 18 (5.64%) Teradata
5 14 (4.39%) Informatica
6 11 (3.45%) HP
7 10 (3.13%) Cisco
8 9 (2.82%) IBM
8 9 (2.82%) F5
9 8 (2.51%) Tableau
9 8 (2.51%) Cognos
10 7 (2.19%) Planview
11 6 (1.88%) NetApp
11 6 (1.88%) JD Edwards
12 5 (1.57%) Business Objects
12 5 (1.57%) EMC
12 5 (1.57%) BMC
13 4 (1.25%) McAfee
13 4 (1.25%) Tripwire
13 4 (1.25%) Ab Initio
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Rickmansworth
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Rickmansworth
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Vadis People
Rate: circ £375 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Clement May
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Collingwood Associates
Rate: £550 - £600 per day - 12 month contract
Posted: 6 days ago
Stevenage
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 17 days ago