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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 107 109 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 14.15% 14.63% 21.55%
As % of the General category 38.08% 38.93% 46.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 49 107
Median daily rate £425 £450 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £265 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £401 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.99% +0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 2
Median hourly rate - £24.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +21.21%
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
281 280 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 37.17% 37.58% 46.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 114 198
Median daily rate £400 £433 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.51% +8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £543 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 19
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £14.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £36.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +14.28%

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 30 September 2016.

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 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +5 31 £425 +25.92% 17
Welwyn Garden City +1 10 £425 -19.04% 2
Hemel Hempstead +5 7 £475 +42.42% 1
Rickmansworth - 6 £304 -
Letchworth - 3 - -
Hitchin - 2 £330 -
Royston -1 1 - - 1
Harpenden - 1 £675 -
Hoddesdon - 1 - -
Potters Bar - 1 £350 - 1
Finance
East of England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 65 (32.02%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (19.21%) Project Management
3 37 (18.23%) Java
4 36 (17.73%) SQL
4 36 (17.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 35 (17.24%) Scrum
6 32 (15.76%) Oracle
7 31 (15.27%) Microsoft
7 31 (15.27%) Retail
8 28 (13.79%) MS Excel
9 25 (12.32%) Business Intelligence
10 24 (11.82%) SQL Server
10 24 (11.82%) PRINCE2
11 21 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
12 19 (9.36%) SharePoint
12 19 (9.36%) Spring
13 17 (8.37%) TDD
14 16 (7.88%) Business Analysis
15 15 (7.39%) Billing
15 15 (7.39%) Security Cleared
16 14 (6.90%) Management Information System
16 14 (6.90%) Waterfall
17 13 (6.40%) Change Control
17 13 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
17 13 (6.40%) Change Management
17 13 (6.40%) E-Commerce
18 12 (5.91%) MS Office
18 12 (5.91%) Migration
18 12 (5.91%) Programme Management
18 12 (5.91%) Degree

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 19 (9.36%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.94%) WebLogic
3 7 (3.45%) CMS
3 7 (3.45%) Confluence
4 5 (2.46%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.97%) Apache
6 3 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.48%) IIS
6 3 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.48%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.99%) DNN
7 2 (0.99%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.49%) CICS
8 1 (0.49%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 28 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.91%) MS Office
3 10 (4.93%) MS Project
4 7 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (2.96%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.97%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (1.97%) Oracle ERP
1 4 (1.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.48%) HFM
3 2 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.99%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.99%) Primavera
3 2 (0.99%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.99%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle iSupplier
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.46%) Office 365
2 2 (0.99%) Slack
3 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.49%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.42%) ATM
2 7 (3.45%) BIG-IP
2 7 (3.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 7 (3.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 6 (2.96%) DNS
4 4 (1.97%) Internet
4 4 (1.97%) Network Security
5 3 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.48%) Firewall
5 3 (1.48%) MPLS
6 2 (0.99%) WAN
7 1 (0.49%) Intranet
7 1 (0.49%) IPsec
7 1 (0.49%) SSL
7 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.43%) MySQL
3 8 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.94%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.48%) OLTP
5 3 (1.48%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.99%) Essbase
6 2 (0.99%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.99%) MS Access
6 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.99%) QlikView
6 2 (0.99%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.99%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.99%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (4.93%) JIRA
2 9 (4.43%) Selenium
3 7 (3.45%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.45%) JUnit
4 5 (2.46%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.97%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.97%) JBehave
5 4 (1.97%) JMeter
5 4 (1.97%) Maven
5 4 (1.97%) NUnit
5 4 (1.97%) SoapUI
5 4 (1.97%) WebDriver
6 3 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.48%) FitNesse
6 3 (1.48%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (1.48%) Protractor
6 3 (1.48%) Robot Framework
6 3 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.48%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.48%) Toad
General
1 31 (15.27%) Retail
2 15 (7.39%) Billing
3 9 (4.43%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.94%) Legal
5 7 (3.45%) Banking
5 7 (3.45%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.96%) Local Government
7 5 (2.46%) Automotive
7 5 (2.46%) Back Office
7 5 (2.46%) Front Office
7 5 (2.46%) Games
7 5 (2.46%) Marketing
8 4 (1.97%) Advertising
8 4 (1.97%) Electronics
9 3 (1.48%) Law
9 3 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.99%) French Language
10 2 (0.99%) Publishing
11 1 (0.49%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 49 (24.14%) Analyst
2 39 (19.21%) Developer
3 37 (18.23%) Project Manager
4 27 (13.30%) Business Analyst
5 22 (10.84%) Java Developer
6 15 (7.39%) Consultant
7 11 (5.42%) Architect
8 10 (4.93%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (4.43%) Java Engineer
10 8 (3.94%) Administrator
10 8 (3.94%) Hybris Developer
11 7 (3.45%) Applications Support
11 7 (3.45%) Business Systems Analyst
11 7 (3.45%) Senior Developer
11 7 (3.45%) Software Developer
11 7 (3.45%) SQL Developer
12 6 (2.96%) IT Manager
12 6 (2.96%) Systems Analyst
12 6 (2.96%) Technical Manager
12 6 (2.96%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.36%) Spring
2 11 (5.42%) J2EE
3 9 (4.43%) Hibernate
3 9 (4.43%) HTML
4 8 (3.94%) Web Services
5 7 (3.45%) AngularJS
6 6 (2.96%) .NET
6 6 (2.96%) AWT
6 6 (2.96%) CSS
6 6 (2.96%) Regular Expression
6 6 (2.96%) Swing
7 4 (1.97%) Gherkin
7 4 (1.97%) RESTful
7 4 (1.97%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (1.48%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.48%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.48%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (1.48%) Dropwizard
8 3 (1.48%) Entity Framework
8 3 (1.48%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.96%) EPoS
4 5 (2.46%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.46%) e-Learning
5 4 (1.97%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.97%) NHS
5 4 (1.97%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (1.48%) Clustering
6 3 (1.48%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.48%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.48%) Mobile Payment
6 3 (1.48%) PKI
6 3 (1.48%) User Experience
7 2 (0.99%) FMCG
7 2 (0.99%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.99%) PMI
7 2 (0.99%) SWIFT
7 2 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.42%) Windows
2 8 (3.94%) Linux
3 5 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.48%) Solaris
4 3 (1.48%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.99%) Unix
5 2 (0.99%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.99%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (32.02%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (19.21%) Project Management
3 36 (17.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 35 (17.24%) Scrum
5 25 (12.32%) Business Intelligence
6 24 (11.82%) PRINCE2
7 17 (8.37%) TDD
8 16 (7.88%) Business Analysis
9 14 (6.90%) Waterfall
10 13 (6.40%) Change Control
10 13 (6.40%) Change Management
10 13 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (6.40%) E-Commerce
11 12 (5.91%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (5.91%) Migration
11 12 (5.91%) Programme Management
11 12 (5.91%) SDLC
12 11 (5.42%) Risk Management
12 11 (5.42%) Service Delivery
12 11 (5.42%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 37 (18.23%) Java
2 36 (17.73%) SQL
3 6 (2.96%) JavaScript
3 6 (2.96%) PL/SQL
4 5 (2.46%) Ruby
5 3 (1.48%) C#
5 3 (1.48%) PHP
5 3 (1.48%) Python
5 3 (1.48%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.99%) C
6 2 (0.99%) VBA
7 1 (0.49%) AWK
7 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (7.39%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.91%) Degree
3 5 (2.46%) CRISC
3 5 (2.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (1.97%) CESG Certified Professional
4 4 (1.97%) CISM
4 4 (1.97%) CISSP
4 4 (1.97%) CLAS
5 3 (1.48%) ACCA
5 3 (1.48%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.99%) PMP
6 2 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.49%) AAT
7 1 (0.49%) APMP
7 1 (0.49%) CIMA
7 1 (0.49%) CISA
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.49%) RHCE
7 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.97%) QA
2 3 (1.48%) SLA
3 2 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.99%) SEPA
4 1 (0.49%) GCP
4 1 (0.49%) GLP
4 1 (0.49%) GMP
4 1 (0.49%) GxP
4 1 (0.49%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) P3O
4 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.49%) SDET
System Software
1 9 (4.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.99%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.99%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (2.96%) SCCM
2 3 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.48%) OpenView
2 3 (1.48%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.48%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.49%) Puppet
3 1 (0.49%) Salt
Vendors
1 32 (15.76%) Oracle
2 31 (15.27%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.94%) F5
3 8 (3.94%) hybris
3 8 (3.94%) IBM
4 7 (3.45%) SAP
5 6 (2.96%) VMware
6 5 (2.46%) Cisco
6 5 (2.46%) Sybase
7 4 (1.97%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.97%) Sun
8 3 (1.48%) Blue Coat
8 3 (1.48%) BMC
8 3 (1.48%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.48%) HP
8 3 (1.48%) Hyperion
8 3 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.48%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.99%) JDA
9 2 (0.99%) Juniper
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