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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 3 5 1
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Finance 91 81 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 15.66% 13.82% 20.36%
As % of the General category 51.70% 33.06% 52.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 43 78
Median daily rate £450 £475 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +14.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £302 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £600 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Median hourly rate - £29.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £27.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+2.72% +66.66%

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
176 245 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 30.29% 41.81% 39.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 127 132
Median daily rate £438 £434 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% +6.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 12
Median hourly rate £22.25 £29.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.27% +61.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.44 £39.50 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +25.00%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Finance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +11 31 £469 -1.31% 9
Hemel Hempstead +9 16 £488 -22.00% 3
Welwyn Garden City -3 10 £150 -66.66%
Rickmansworth -4 3 £310 -11.42%
Stevenage -6 2 £265 -38.37% 1
Abbots Langley - 1 - -
Letchworth - 1 £300 - 7
Finance
East of England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Finance.

1 61 (30.96%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (24.87%) Java
3 39 (19.80%) Scrum
4 35 (17.77%) Project Management
5 26 (13.20%) Microsoft
5 26 (13.20%) SQL
5 26 (13.20%) Oracle
5 26 (13.20%) SAP
6 25 (12.69%) Retail
6 25 (12.69%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (11.17%) Migration
7 22 (11.17%) Selenium
8 21 (10.66%) TDD
8 21 (10.66%) PRINCE2
9 19 (9.64%) E-Commerce
9 19 (9.64%) Cucumber
10 18 (9.14%) BDD
10 18 (9.14%) Security Cleared
10 18 (9.14%) Spring
10 18 (9.14%) Windows
11 17 (8.63%) Linux
11 17 (8.63%) MS Excel
11 17 (8.63%) Risk Management
11 17 (8.63%) Data Migration
11 17 (8.63%) WebDriver
12 16 (8.12%) Programme Management
12 16 (8.12%) SharePoint
12 16 (8.12%) MS Office
13 15 (7.61%) SAP HR
13 15 (7.61%) Change Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 16 (8.12%) SharePoint
2 12 (6.09%) Tomcat
3 9 (4.57%) Apache
3 9 (4.57%) WebLogic
4 8 (4.06%) Confluence
5 7 (3.55%) IIS
5 7 (3.55%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.54%) CMS
7 3 (1.52%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (1.52%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (1.52%) JBoss
7 3 (1.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.52%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.02%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 17 (8.63%) MS Excel
2 16 (8.12%) MS Office
3 11 (5.58%) MS Project
4 6 (3.05%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.51%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 15 (7.61%) SAP HR
2 7 (3.55%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (2.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (1.52%) SAP ERP
5 2 (1.02%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.51%) assyst
6 1 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.51%) Endur
6 1 (0.51%) Findur
6 1 (0.51%) Maximo
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.51%) Primavera
6 1 (0.51%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.51%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.51%) SAP FI-AA
6 1 (0.51%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.51%) SAP PS
6 1 (0.51%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.05%) Office 365
2 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.02%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.51%) Slack
4 1 (0.51%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.05%) DNS
1 6 (3.05%) Firewall
1 6 (3.05%) Internet
2 5 (2.54%) SSL
2 5 (2.54%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 4 (2.03%) FTP
4 3 (1.52%) ATM
4 3 (1.52%) BIG-IP
4 3 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (1.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (1.52%) HTTP
4 3 (1.52%) LDAP
4 3 (1.52%) MPLS
4 3 (1.52%) Skype
5 2 (1.02%) Intranet
5 2 (1.02%) WAN
5 2 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.02%) Wireless
6 1 (0.51%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.08%) Oracle Database
1 10 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.06%) MySQL
3 6 (3.05%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.03%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.52%) OLTP
5 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.02%) MS Access
6 2 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.02%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (0.51%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 1 (0.51%) Cognos Report Studio
7 1 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (11.17%) Selenium
2 19 (9.64%) Cucumber
3 17 (8.63%) WebDriver
4 13 (6.60%) JIRA
5 12 (6.09%) LSMW
6 10 (5.08%) Git (software)
6 10 (5.08%) JUnit
7 8 (4.06%) JBehave
8 6 (3.05%) Jenkins
8 6 (3.05%) Maven
8 6 (3.05%) SoapUI
8 6 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (2.03%) JMeter
9 4 (2.03%) NUnit
10 3 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.52%) FitNesse
10 3 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (1.52%) Robot Framework
10 3 (1.52%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.52%) Toad
General
1 25 (12.69%) Retail
2 13 (6.60%) Legal
3 11 (5.58%) Manufacturing
4 9 (4.57%) Banking
5 8 (4.06%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.55%) Billing
7 6 (3.05%) Electronics
8 5 (2.54%) Automotive
8 5 (2.54%) Games
8 5 (2.54%) Marketing
9 3 (1.52%) Advertising
9 3 (1.52%) Local Government
10 2 (1.02%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.51%) Back Office
11 1 (0.51%) French Language
11 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (18.27%) Analyst
1 36 (18.27%) Developer
2 27 (13.71%) Project Manager
3 23 (11.68%) Java Developer
4 14 (7.11%) Business Analyst
5 10 (5.08%) Consultant
6 9 (4.57%) E-Commerce Manager
7 8 (4.06%) Architect
7 8 (4.06%) Data Migration Specialist
7 8 (4.06%) HR Specialist
7 8 (4.06%) Java Engineer
7 8 (4.06%) Migration Specialist
7 8 (4.06%) Programme Manager
7 8 (4.06%) Senior Developer
7 8 (4.06%) Test Analyst
8 7 (3.55%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (3.05%) Agile Java Developer
9 6 (3.05%) Software Developer
9 6 (3.05%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.05%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.14%) Spring
2 14 (7.11%) XML
3 12 (6.09%) BAPI
4 11 (5.58%) Gherkin
4 11 (5.58%) J2EE
5 9 (4.57%) HTML
6 8 (4.06%) Hibernate
7 7 (3.55%) .NET
7 7 (3.55%) AngularJS
7 7 (3.55%) Middleware
7 7 (3.55%) RESTful
8 6 (3.05%) AWT
8 6 (3.05%) Regular Expression
8 6 (3.05%) Swing
8 6 (3.05%) Web Services
9 4 (2.03%) .NET Framework
9 4 (2.03%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (1.52%) JSF
10 3 (1.52%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.69%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.06%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.54%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.54%) Data Structures
3 5 (2.54%) e-Learning
3 5 (2.54%) NHS
4 4 (2.03%) EFT
4 4 (2.03%) EPoS
5 3 (1.52%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.52%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.52%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (1.52%) PKI
5 3 (1.52%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.02%) Clustering
6 2 (1.02%) PMI
7 1 (0.51%) Handset
7 1 (0.51%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (0.51%) Verilog
7 1 (0.51%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.14%) Windows
2 17 (8.63%) Linux
3 5 (2.54%) Unix
4 4 (2.03%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.52%) AIX
5 3 (1.52%) Solaris
6 2 (1.02%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.02%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (30.96%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (19.80%) Scrum
3 35 (17.77%) Project Management
4 22 (11.17%) Migration
5 21 (10.66%) PRINCE2
5 21 (10.66%) TDD
6 19 (9.64%) E-Commerce
7 18 (9.14%) BDD
8 17 (8.63%) Data Migration
8 17 (8.63%) Risk Management
9 16 (8.12%) Programme Management
10 15 (7.61%) Change Management
10 15 (7.61%) Test Automation
11 14 (7.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (6.60%) ATDD
12 13 (6.60%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (6.60%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (6.60%) Test Scripting
13 12 (6.09%) Business Analysis
13 12 (6.09%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 49 (24.87%) Java
2 26 (13.20%) SQL
3 12 (6.09%) Ruby
4 8 (4.06%) C
5 7 (3.55%) C#
6 4 (2.03%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.03%) PHP
6 4 (2.03%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.03%) Python
6 4 (2.03%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.52%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.02%) Perl
8 2 (1.02%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.51%) VB
9 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (9.14%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.09%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.08%) Degree
4 6 (3.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (2.54%) CISM
6 3 (1.52%) CCIE
6 3 (1.52%) CESG Certified Professional
6 3 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.52%) CISSP
6 3 (1.52%) CLAS
6 3 (1.52%) CRISC
6 3 (1.52%) MCSE
6 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.02%) ACCA
7 2 (1.02%) IISP
7 2 (1.02%) ISEB
7 2 (1.02%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.02%) RHCE
8 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.57%) QA
2 5 (2.54%) SLA
3 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.51%) P3O
3 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.51%) SDET
3 1 (0.51%) SEPA
System Software
1 12 (6.09%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.02%) Docker
4 2 (1.02%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.51%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (3.05%) SCCM
1 6 (3.05%) Tivoli
2 4 (2.03%) Puppet
3 3 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.52%) OpenView
3 3 (1.52%) SCOM
3 3 (1.52%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (1.02%) Ansible
4 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.02%) Salt
5 1 (0.51%) Aspera SmartTrack
Vendors
1 26 (13.20%) Microsoft
1 26 (13.20%) Oracle
1 26 (13.20%) SAP
2 12 (6.09%) IBM
3 9 (4.57%) HP
4 6 (3.05%) VMware
5 5 (2.54%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.03%) Cisco
6 4 (2.03%) F5
6 4 (2.03%) hybris
6 4 (2.03%) Sun
6 4 (2.03%) Sybase
7 3 (1.52%) Blue Coat
7 3 (1.52%) BMC
7 3 (1.52%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.52%) NGA Human Resources
7 3 (1.52%) Northgate
7 3 (1.52%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.02%) Juniper
Hertfordshire
Pearson Frank
Rate: £375 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 6 days ago