The first 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing Finance 144 74 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.40% 12.01% 14.05%
As % of the General category 47.37% 27.61% 32.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 30 65
Average daily rate
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£375 £394 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £655 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £12.20 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.90% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.50%
General Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
304 268 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 45.17% 43.51% 43.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 132 187
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 23
Average hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.20 £20.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Finance
East of England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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
Watford +1 38 £375 - 17
Rickmansworth - 18 £388 - 2
Hemel Hempstead +6 14 £350 -55.69% 3
St Albans +2 4 £300 -29.41% 2
Welwyn Garden City 0 4 £400 -
Stevenage +8 3 £290 - 1
Potters Bar - 2 £525 - 2
Hitchin -3 1 £415 -32.52% 1
Letchworth - 1 £325 -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 - -
Harpenden - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - - 1
Hoddesdon - - - -
Finance
East of England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 98 (35.25%) SQL
2 77 (27.70%) Oracle
3 73 (26.26%) Retail
4 68 (24.46%) Java
4 68 (24.46%) E-Commerce
5 62 (22.30%) Manufacturing
6 55 (19.78%) Project Management
7 42 (15.11%) JavaScript
8 40 (14.39%) HTML
9 38 (13.67%) J2EE
9 38 (13.67%) UNIX
9 38 (13.67%) IBM
10 36 (12.95%) Windows
11 35 (12.59%) WebSphere
12 32 (11.51%) Linux
12 32 (11.51%) SQL Server
13 30 (10.79%) XML
14 29 (10.43%) Analytics
15 28 (10.07%) Web Services
16 27 (9.71%) JSP
17 26 (9.35%) .NET
18 25 (8.99%) CSS
18 25 (8.99%) Telecoms
18 25 (8.99%) Continuous Improvement
19 23 (8.27%) MQSeries
20 22 (7.91%) ITIL
20 22 (7.91%) T-SQL
20 22 (7.91%) SharePoint
20 22 (7.91%) Spring
21 21 (7.55%) Time Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 35 (12.59%) WebSphere
2 23 (8.27%) MQSeries
3 22 (7.91%) SharePoint
4 14 (5.04%) WebLogic
4 14 (5.04%) Tomcat
5 11 (3.96%) IIS
5 11 (3.96%) Apache
6 10 (3.60%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (2.52%) SAS
8 6 (2.16%) MS Exchange
8 6 (2.16%) IBM HTTP Server
8 6 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.80%) CMS
9 5 (1.80%) Adobe CQ
10 4 (1.44%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (1.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.36%) JCAPS
Applications
1 14 (5.04%) Photoshop
2 13 (4.68%) MS Excel
3 9 (3.24%) MS Office
4 6 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.80%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (1.44%) SPSS
6 4 (1.44%) MS Project
6 4 (1.44%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (1.08%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.36%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.44%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (1.44%) Tridion
2 3 (1.08%) HFM
2 3 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.36%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.36%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.04%) HTTP
2 10 (3.60%) Internet
3 6 (2.16%) LAN
4 4 (1.44%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.08%) SAN
5 3 (1.08%) Intranet
5 3 (1.08%) FTP
5 3 (1.08%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.72%) Extranet
7 1 (0.36%) Firewall
7 1 (0.36%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.51%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.55%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (6.47%) DB2
4 17 (6.12%) Relational Database
5 16 (5.76%) RDBMS
6 15 (5.40%) Oracle Database
7 12 (4.32%) MySQL
8 8 (2.88%) Sybase ASE
9 7 (2.52%) DbVisualizer
9 7 (2.52%) JasperReports
9 7 (2.52%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (2.16%) NoSQL
10 6 (2.16%) Oracle ODI
10 6 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.08%) QlikView
11 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.08%) DTS
11 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (5.76%) Ant
2 14 (5.04%) Subversion
3 12 (4.32%) Eclipse
4 11 (3.96%) JUnit
5 7 (2.52%) Maven
5 7 (2.52%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (2.52%) Log4j
6 6 (2.16%) LoadRunner
7 5 (1.80%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (1.44%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 4 (1.44%) IntelliJ
8 4 (1.44%) Selenium
8 4 (1.44%) Git (software)
8 4 (1.44%) Mockito
8 4 (1.44%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.36%) JIRA
9 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 73 (26.26%) Retail
2 62 (22.30%) Manufacturing
3 25 (8.99%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.96%) Banking
4 11 (3.96%) Legal
5 8 (2.88%) Marketing
6 5 (1.80%) Back Office
7 3 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.08%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.72%) German Language
9 1 (0.36%) International Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Front Office
9 1 (0.36%) Electronics
9 1 (0.36%) Law
Job Titles
1 75 (26.98%) Developer
2 56 (20.14%) Analyst
3 38 (13.67%) Business Analyst
4 36 (12.95%) Architect
5 35 (12.59%) Project Manager
6 22 (7.91%) Java Developer
7 15 (5.40%) Consultant
7 15 (5.40%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (4.68%) Systems Architect
8 13 (4.68%) Front-End Developer
9 12 (4.32%) Senior Analyst
10 11 (3.96%) Senior Business Analyst
10 11 (3.96%) Delivery Manager
11 10 (3.60%) Infrastructure Manager
11 10 (3.60%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 9 (3.24%) Service Manager
13 8 (2.88%) Services Delivery Manager
13 8 (2.88%) Technical Project Manager
13 8 (2.88%) Technical Manager
14 7 (2.52%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (14.39%) HTML
2 38 (13.67%) J2EE
3 30 (10.79%) XML
4 28 (10.07%) Web Services
5 27 (9.71%) JSP
6 26 (9.35%) .NET
7 25 (8.99%) CSS
8 22 (7.91%) Spring
9 19 (6.83%) XHTML
10 15 (5.40%) Hibernate
11 12 (4.32%) Ajax
11 12 (4.32%) SOAP
12 11 (3.96%) HTML5
13 10 (3.60%) REST
13 10 (3.60%) JMS
14 9 (3.24%) CSS3
15 8 (2.88%) Middleware
15 8 (2.88%) JSTL
15 8 (2.88%) JDBC
16 7 (2.52%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.68%) W3C
2 8 (2.88%) Mainframe
3 7 (2.52%) Web 2.0
4 6 (2.16%) Mathematics
5 4 (1.44%) Smartphone
5 4 (1.44%) NHS
5 4 (1.44%) PKI
6 3 (1.08%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.08%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.08%) EPoS
7 2 (0.72%) Replication
7 2 (0.72%) Statistics
7 2 (0.72%) FMCG
7 2 (0.72%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.36%) Social Media
8 1 (0.36%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.36%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.36%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 38 (13.67%) UNIX
2 36 (12.95%) Windows
3 32 (11.51%) Linux
4 17 (6.12%) Solaris
5 8 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.52%) HPUX
7 6 (2.16%) AIX
7 6 (2.16%) SUSE
7 6 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.44%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.44%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.44%) Android
10 3 (1.08%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.36%) zOS
11 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (24.46%) E-Commerce
2 55 (19.78%) Project Management
3 29 (10.43%) Analytics
4 25 (8.99%) Continuous Improvement
5 22 (7.91%) ITIL
6 21 (7.55%) Time Management
7 20 (7.19%) Waterfall
8 19 (6.83%) OO
8 19 (6.83%) Change Management
9 16 (5.76%) Asset Management
10 15 (5.40%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (5.40%) Change Control
11 14 (5.04%) Service Delivery
11 14 (5.04%) ETL
11 14 (5.04%) Data Security
12 13 (4.68%) Risk Management
12 13 (4.68%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (4.68%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (4.32%) SOA
13 12 (4.32%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 98 (35.25%) SQL
2 68 (24.46%) Java
3 42 (15.11%) JavaScript
4 22 (7.91%) T-SQL
5 13 (4.68%) PL/SQL
6 7 (2.52%) XPath
7 6 (2.16%) VB
8 4 (1.44%) Python
8 4 (1.44%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.44%) VB6
8 4 (1.44%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.44%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 4 (1.44%) Perl
9 3 (1.08%) C#
10 2 (0.72%) PHP
11 1 (0.36%) Delphi
11 1 (0.36%) VBScript
11 1 (0.36%) Erlang
11 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (7.19%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.47%) Degree
3 16 (5.76%) ISEB
4 14 (5.04%) SC Cleared
5 9 (3.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.16%) ISTQB
6 6 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.08%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.36%) PMP
9 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.36%) MBA
9 1 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.36%) HND
9 1 (0.36%) MCSE
9 1 (0.36%) MCSA
9 1 (0.36%) CBAP
9 1 (0.36%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.88%) QA
2 7 (2.52%) SLA
3 5 (1.80%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.36%) GAAP
System Software
1 5 (1.80%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.72%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.36%) vSphere
5 1 (0.36%) vCloud
5 1 (0.36%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (2.88%) Tivoli
2 4 (1.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.36%) SCOM
3 1 (0.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 77 (27.70%) Oracle
2 38 (13.67%) IBM
3 17 (6.12%) Microsoft
4 15 (5.40%) Sybase
5 13 (4.68%) SAP
5 13 (4.68%) HP
6 10 (3.60%) Red Hat
7 9 (3.24%) Adobe
7 9 (3.24%) Sun
8 7 (2.52%) Interwoven
9 6 (2.16%) Dell
9 6 (2.16%) Teradata
10 5 (1.80%) VMware
10 5 (1.80%) Citrix
11 4 (1.44%) Informatica
11 4 (1.44%) ATG
11 4 (1.44%) Blue Martini
11 4 (1.44%) Elastic Path
12 3 (1.08%) Tableau
12 3 (1.08%) NetApp
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
The Curve Group
Rate: £30000 - £35001 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £170 - £180 per day
Posted: 18 days ago