The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Rickmansworth region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 7 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Rickmansworth 29.17% 33.33% 46.15%
As % of the General category 46.67% 60.00% 63.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 5
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£449 £425 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.58% +88.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £367 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.00 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-21.73% +18.61%
Finance
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Rickmansworth region.

General Category
Rickmansworth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
15 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Rickmansworth 62.50% 55.56% 73.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 5
Average daily rate £425 £425 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +88.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £10.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Rickmansworth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Rickmansworth region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Rickmansworth

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Rickmansworth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the Rickmansworth region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Rickmansworth

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Rickmansworth

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Rickmansworth region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Rickmansworth

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Rickmansworth

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Rickmansworth 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 9 (32.14%) SQL
1 9 (32.14%) Oracle
2 6 (21.43%) Project Management
2 6 (21.43%) UNIX
2 6 (21.43%) Solaris
2 6 (21.43%) HP
3 5 (17.86%) Linux
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco
4 4 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 4 (14.29%) Banking
4 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.29%) JIRA
4 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
5 3 (10.71%) Test Planning
5 3 (10.71%) Software Delivery
5 3 (10.71%) SWIFT
5 3 (10.71%) F5
5 3 (10.71%) Process Improvement
5 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (10.71%) vSphere
5 3 (10.71%) Planview
5 3 (10.71%) QA
5 3 (10.71%) Test Management
5 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
5 3 (10.71%) VMware
5 3 (10.71%) Legal
5 3 (10.71%) Middleware
5 3 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (10.71%) Python

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Rickmansworth by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Rickmansworth 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 3 (10.71%) WebLogic
2 2 (7.14%) SAS
3 1 (3.57%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Network Security
1 1 (3.57%) SSH
1 1 (3.57%) Firewall
1 1 (3.57%) LDAP
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.57%) DNS
1 1 (3.57%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.14%) SAS Enterprise Miner
2 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) JIRA
2 3 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (7.14%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.57%) Subversion
4 1 (3.57%) Maven
General
1 4 (14.29%) Banking
2 3 (10.71%) Legal
3 2 (7.14%) Financial Institution
3 2 (7.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Engagement Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Tester
4 2 (7.14%) Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Procurement Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Process Improvement Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Portfolio Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Platform Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Data Scientist
5 1 (3.57%) Capacity Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Process Improvement Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) Middleware
2 2 (7.14%) Web Services
2 2 (7.14%) XML
2 2 (7.14%) J2EE
2 2 (7.14%) Hibernate
2 2 (7.14%) Java EE
2 2 (7.14%) Spring
3 1 (3.57%) JSF
3 1 (3.57%) Ajax
3 1 (3.57%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) SWIFT
2 2 (7.14%) Economics
2 2 (7.14%) Statistics
2 2 (7.14%) Mathematics
2 2 (7.14%) Applied Mathematics
2 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) UNIX
1 6 (21.43%) Solaris
2 5 (17.86%) Linux
3 2 (7.14%) VMS
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Project Management
2 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (10.71%) Test Planning
3 3 (10.71%) Software Delivery
3 3 (10.71%) Process Improvement
3 3 (10.71%) Test Management
3 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
4 2 (7.14%) SOA
4 2 (7.14%) ETL
4 2 (7.14%) CRM
4 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
4 2 (7.14%) Operations Research
4 2 (7.14%) Project Planning
4 2 (7.14%) Data Management
4 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 2 (7.14%) Predictive Modelling
4 2 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 3 (10.71%) Python
3 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
4 2 (7.14%) Java
4 2 (7.14%) R
5 1 (3.57%) Bourne shell
5 1 (3.57%) C-shell
5 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.57%) Perl
5 1 (3.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) CCNP
1 1 (3.57%) CCDP
1 1 (3.57%) ISEB
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (3.57%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO 8583
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) vSphere
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.14%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Oracle
2 6 (21.43%) HP
3 4 (14.29%) Cisco
4 3 (10.71%) F5
4 3 (10.71%) Planview
4 3 (10.71%) VMware
4 3 (10.71%) EMC
5 2 (7.14%) BMC
5 2 (7.14%) Informatica
5 2 (7.14%) Teradata
6 1 (3.57%) Sun
6 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.57%) Juniper
6 1 (3.57%) BEA