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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 6 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Finance 85 106 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 13.41% 12.49% 21.51%
As % of the General category 31.37% 41.57% 47.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 48 66
Median daily rate £425 £433 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +15.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £307 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Median hourly rate - £26.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +15.15%
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
271 255 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 42.74% 30.04% 45.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 91 142
Median daily rate £420 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £573 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +3.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 29 20
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.94 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.57% +24.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £14.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £36.60 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +7 22 £475 +35.71% 11
Welwyn Garden City +6 17 £425 +12.62% 1
Hemel Hempstead +2 10 £448 +3.22% 4
Hitchin 0 3 £365 +17.74% 1
Rickmansworth +3 2 - -
Welwyn - 2 £450 -
Harpenden - 1 £675 -
Hoddesdon - 1 - -
Finance
East of England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 51 (24.06%) Stakeholder Management
2 49 (23.11%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (17.92%) Project Management
4 33 (15.57%) Oracle
5 30 (14.15%) SQL
5 30 (14.15%) Retail
6 23 (10.85%) Microsoft
7 22 (10.38%) Scrum
8 21 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (9.91%) Security Cleared
9 20 (9.43%) SQL Server
10 19 (8.96%) MS Excel
10 19 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (8.49%) PRINCE2
12 16 (7.55%) ERP
13 15 (7.08%) Management Information System
14 14 (6.60%) ATM
14 14 (6.60%) Banking
14 14 (6.60%) Business Analysis
14 14 (6.60%) SDLC
15 13 (6.13%) F5
15 13 (6.13%) Web Services
15 13 (6.13%) ITIL
15 13 (6.13%) Workflow
16 12 (5.66%) Telecoms
16 12 (5.66%) Migration
16 12 (5.66%) Windows
16 12 (5.66%) Java
16 12 (5.66%) DNS
16 12 (5.66%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

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 7 (3.30%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.89%) CMS
2 4 (1.89%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.42%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.94%) Apache
4 2 (0.94%) DNN
4 2 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.94%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.47%) CICS
5 1 (0.47%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.47%) JBoss
Applications
1 19 (8.96%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (2.83%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.36%) FrameMaker
4 5 (2.36%) MS Project
5 4 (1.89%) AutoCAD
5 4 (1.89%) SOLIDWORKS
6 3 (1.42%) MS Office
7 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.36%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.89%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.42%) HFM
3 3 (1.42%) Hyperion Planning
3 3 (1.42%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (1.42%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.94%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.94%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.94%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.94%) Primavera
4 2 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.94%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.47%) Lawson
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.47%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.47%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.47%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.60%) ATM
2 12 (5.66%) BIG-IP
2 12 (5.66%) DNS
2 12 (5.66%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 11 (5.19%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 8 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (3.77%) MPLS
5 6 (2.83%) Firewall
6 3 (1.42%) Internet
6 3 (1.42%) Network Security
7 2 (0.94%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.47%) HTTP
8 1 (0.47%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.47%) SSL
8 1 (0.47%) WAN
8 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.83%) MySQL
3 5 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.94%) Essbase
5 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.94%) QlikView
5 2 (0.94%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.94%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.47%) DataStage
6 1 (0.47%) DB2
6 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.47%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Ant
1 2 (0.94%) ClearCase
1 2 (0.94%) ClearQuest
1 2 (0.94%) Gradle
1 2 (0.94%) Maven
1 2 (0.94%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (0.94%) Selenium
2 1 (0.47%) ERwin
2 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.47%) JIRA
2 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (14.15%) Retail
2 14 (6.60%) Banking
3 12 (5.66%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.25%) Billing
5 8 (3.77%) Manufacturing
6 7 (3.30%) Back Office
7 6 (2.83%) Advertising
8 5 (2.36%) Front Office
8 5 (2.36%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (2.36%) Publishing
9 4 (1.89%) Law
9 4 (1.89%) Marketing
10 3 (1.42%) Legal
10 3 (1.42%) Local Government
11 2 (0.94%) Electronics
12 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.47%) French Language
12 1 (0.47%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 58 (27.36%) Analyst
2 36 (16.98%) Project Manager
3 32 (15.09%) Business Analyst
4 28 (13.21%) Developer
5 27 (12.74%) Consultant
6 16 (7.55%) Architect
7 12 (5.66%) Systems Analyst
8 11 (5.19%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (3.77%) Business Systems Analyst
9 8 (3.77%) Java Developer
9 8 (3.77%) Senior Business Analyst
9 8 (3.77%) SQL Developer
10 7 (3.30%) Financial Analyst
10 7 (3.30%) IT Manager
10 7 (3.30%) Programme Manager
10 7 (3.30%) Senior Manager
10 7 (3.30%) Senior Project Manager
10 7 (3.30%) Service Analyst
11 6 (2.83%) Administrator
11 6 (2.83%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.13%) Web Services
2 8 (3.77%) CSS
2 8 (3.77%) HTML
3 7 (3.30%) Hibernate
3 7 (3.30%) Spring
4 6 (2.83%) J2EE
5 5 (2.36%) .NET
6 4 (1.89%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (1.42%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.42%) RESTful
7 3 (1.42%) XML
8 2 (0.94%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.94%) HTML5
9 1 (0.47%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.47%) IBM Integration Bus
9 1 (0.47%) Java EE
9 1 (0.47%) jQuery
9 1 (0.47%) NHibernate
9 1 (0.47%) REST
9 1 (0.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.08%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.77%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.83%) EPoS
4 6 (2.83%) FMCG
5 4 (1.89%) User Experience
6 3 (1.42%) Clustering
6 3 (1.42%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.42%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (1.42%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.94%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.94%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.94%) IVR
7 2 (0.94%) NHS
7 2 (0.94%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.94%) PMI
7 2 (0.94%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.47%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.66%) Windows
2 9 (4.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (2.83%) Linux
4 4 (1.89%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.94%) Solaris
5 2 (0.94%) Unix
5 2 (0.94%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (24.06%) Stakeholder Management
2 49 (23.11%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (17.92%) Project Management
4 22 (10.38%) Scrum
5 21 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (8.49%) PRINCE2
7 16 (7.55%) ERP
8 14 (6.60%) Business Analysis
8 14 (6.60%) SDLC
9 13 (6.13%) ITIL
9 13 (6.13%) Workflow
10 12 (5.66%) Migration
11 10 (4.72%) CRM
11 10 (4.72%) TDD
12 9 (4.25%) Risk Management
12 9 (4.25%) Service Delivery
12 9 (4.25%) UML
13 8 (3.77%) Change Management
13 8 (3.77%) ETL
13 8 (3.77%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (14.15%) SQL
2 12 (5.66%) Java
3 6 (2.83%) PL/SQL
4 5 (2.36%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.36%) Ruby
5 4 (1.89%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.42%) PHP
7 2 (0.94%) C#
7 2 (0.94%) Erlang
7 2 (0.94%) Python
8 1 (0.47%) AWK
8 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.47%) C
8 1 (0.47%) Perl
8 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (9.91%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.83%) Degree
3 4 (1.89%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.42%) CISA
4 3 (1.42%) CISM
4 3 (1.42%) CISSP
4 3 (1.42%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (0.94%) ACCA
5 2 (0.94%) CCIE
5 2 (0.94%) CCNA
5 2 (0.94%) CCNP
5 2 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.94%) CRISC
5 2 (0.94%) ISEB
5 2 (0.94%) PMP
6 1 (0.47%) AAT
6 1 (0.47%) APMP
6 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.42%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.94%) GCP
2 2 (0.94%) GLP
2 2 (0.94%) GMP
2 2 (0.94%) GxP
2 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.94%) SLA
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.47%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) SEPA
System Software
1 5 (2.36%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.42%) vSphere
3 2 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.47%) Firmware
4 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.42%) SCCM
2 2 (0.94%) Puppet
2 2 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.47%) Ansible
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.47%) Salt
3 1 (0.47%) vRealize
Vendors
1 33 (15.57%) Oracle
2 23 (10.85%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.13%) F5
4 9 (4.25%) Cisco
5 8 (3.77%) Blue Coat
5 8 (3.77%) CheckPoint
6 6 (2.83%) SAP
7 5 (2.36%) hybris
7 5 (2.36%) IBM
7 5 (2.36%) Sybase
8 4 (1.89%) Hyperion
8 4 (1.89%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.89%) VMware
9 3 (1.42%) Lotus
10 2 (0.94%) JDA
10 2 (0.94%) Pega
10 2 (0.94%) Sage
11 1 (0.47%) Brocade
11 1 (0.47%) RedPrairie
11 1 (0.47%) Sun
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