The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Finance 41 37 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 31.30% 45.12% 30.67%
As % of the General category 65.08% 75.51% 65.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 1
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£388 £338 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.25%
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Hertfordshire

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

General Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
63 49 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 48.09% 59.76% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 9
Average daily rate £398 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.77% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £150 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -24.13%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Watford region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Watford region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 51 (70.83%) Manufacturing
2 49 (68.06%) Retail
2 49 (68.06%) E-Commerce
3 37 (51.39%) SQL
4 29 (40.28%) Java
5 28 (38.89%) HTML
6 27 (37.50%) JavaScript
7 22 (30.56%) J2EE
8 18 (25.00%) UNIX
8 18 (25.00%) IBM
9 17 (23.61%) CSS
10 16 (22.22%) JSP
10 16 (22.22%) XML
10 16 (22.22%) MQSeries
10 16 (22.22%) Project Management
11 14 (19.44%) Photoshop
12 13 (18.06%) Linux
12 13 (18.06%) Web Services
12 13 (18.06%) WebSphere
12 13 (18.06%) Degree
12 13 (18.06%) Time Management
13 12 (16.67%) OO
14 11 (15.28%) XHTML
14 11 (15.28%) DB2
14 11 (15.28%) Windows
14 11 (15.28%) Change Management
14 11 (15.28%) Hibernate
14 11 (15.28%) Spring
15 10 (13.89%) Content Management
15 10 (13.89%) Adobe Illustrator

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 16 (22.22%) MQSeries
2 13 (18.06%) WebSphere
3 7 (9.72%) Tomcat
3 7 (9.72%) Adobe CQ
4 5 (6.94%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.17%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.78%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (2.78%) IIS
7 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (19.44%) Photoshop
2 10 (13.89%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (8.33%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (4.17%) MS Office
4 3 (4.17%) MS Excel
5 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Tridion
2 2 (2.78%) SAP PS
3 1 (1.39%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.39%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.39%) SAP CS
3 1 (1.39%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.39%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.39%) SAP PP
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.11%) Internet
2 7 (9.72%) HTTP
3 5 (6.94%) LAN
4 3 (4.17%) FTP
4 3 (4.17%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.28%) DB2
2 7 (9.72%) MySQL
2 7 (9.72%) Sybase ASE
3 6 (8.33%) DbVisualizer
3 6 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 6 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.78%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (2.78%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 8 (11.11%) Ant
1 8 (11.11%) JUnit
1 8 (11.11%) Eclipse
1 8 (11.11%) Log4j
1 8 (11.11%) Subversion
2 6 (8.33%) Axure RP
2 6 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (8.33%) LoadRunner
3 5 (6.94%) Maven
4 3 (4.17%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 51 (70.83%) Manufacturing
2 49 (68.06%) Retail
3 4 (5.56%) Marketing
4 2 (2.78%) Legal
4 2 (2.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 26 (36.11%) Developer
2 14 (19.44%) Analyst
2 14 (19.44%) Java Developer
3 13 (18.06%) Business Analyst
4 8 (11.11%) Consultant
4 8 (11.11%) Front-End Developer
5 6 (8.33%) User Experience Consultant
5 6 (8.33%) Tester
6 5 (6.94%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.94%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (5.56%) Administrator
7 4 (5.56%) Designer
7 4 (5.56%) Digital Designer
8 3 (4.17%) Windows Administrator
8 3 (4.17%) SQL Developer
9 2 (2.78%) Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (2.78%) Technical Manager
9 2 (2.78%) Quality Manager
9 2 (2.78%) Services Delivery Manager
9 2 (2.78%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (38.89%) HTML
2 22 (30.56%) J2EE
3 17 (23.61%) CSS
4 16 (22.22%) JSP
4 16 (22.22%) XML
5 13 (18.06%) Web Services
6 11 (15.28%) Hibernate
6 11 (15.28%) Spring
6 11 (15.28%) XHTML
7 8 (11.11%) JMS
7 8 (11.11%) HTML5
7 8 (11.11%) XMLBeans
7 8 (11.11%) Ajax
7 8 (11.11%) Struts
7 8 (11.11%) XSLT
7 8 (11.11%) Servlets
8 7 (9.72%) SOAP
8 7 (9.72%) REST
8 7 (9.72%) JSTL
9 6 (8.33%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) W3C
1 8 (11.11%) Web 2.0
2 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.00%) UNIX
2 13 (18.06%) Linux
3 11 (15.28%) Windows
4 8 (11.11%) HPUX
4 8 (11.11%) Solaris
5 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.78%) SUSE
6 2 (2.78%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (68.06%) E-Commerce
2 16 (22.22%) Project Management
3 13 (18.06%) Time Management
4 12 (16.67%) OO
5 11 (15.28%) Change Management
6 10 (13.89%) Content Management
7 9 (12.50%) System Testing
8 6 (8.33%) Information Architecture
8 6 (8.33%) Competitor Analysis
8 6 (8.33%) Automated Testing
8 6 (8.33%) Usability Testing
8 6 (8.33%) Regression Testing
8 6 (8.33%) B2B
8 6 (8.33%) B2C
9 4 (5.56%) ITIL
9 4 (5.56%) Web Design
9 4 (5.56%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (5.56%) Analytics
10 3 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (4.17%) UML
Programming Languages
1 37 (51.39%) SQL
2 29 (40.28%) Java
3 27 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 9 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 8 (11.11%) XPath
6 3 (4.17%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.17%) Perl
7 1 (1.39%) VB
7 1 (1.39%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (18.06%) Degree
2 8 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (11.11%) ISEB
3 5 (6.94%) Sun Certification
4 2 (2.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.78%) SLA
1 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 18 (25.00%) IBM
2 10 (13.89%) Oracle
3 9 (12.50%) Sybase
4 8 (11.11%) Interwoven
4 8 (11.11%) HP
5 7 (9.72%) Sun
6 4 (5.56%) Adobe
7 3 (4.17%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.17%) ATG
7 3 (4.17%) Blue Martini
7 3 (4.17%) Elastic Path
8 2 (2.78%) Dell
8 2 (2.78%) Citrix
8 2 (2.78%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.78%) SAP
8 2 (2.78%) Progress
9 1 (1.39%) Remedy
9 1 (1.39%) Niku
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