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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 2 15 3
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -12
Contract jobs citing Finance 22 13 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 19.47% 9.09% 37.12%
As % of the General category 44.90% 27.66% 61.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 13
Average daily rate £310 £388 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £502 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.25 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+4.10% -20.65%
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 Watford region.

General Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
49 47 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 43.36% 32.87% 60.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 26 35
Average daily rate £388 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £420 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £23.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.88%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016, 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 9 (28.13%) Retail
2 6 (18.75%) Project Management
2 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (15.63%) MVC
3 5 (15.63%) C#
3 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
3 5 (15.63%) .NET
3 5 (15.63%) Web Services
4 4 (12.50%) JDA
4 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 4 (12.50%) CSS
4 4 (12.50%) HTML
4 4 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
5 3 (9.38%) Web Development
5 3 (9.38%) Oracle
5 3 (9.38%) ITIL
5 3 (9.38%) SOA
5 3 (9.38%) jQuery
5 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (9.38%) HTML5
5 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 3 (9.38%) Coaching
6 2 (6.25%) Front End Development
6 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (6.25%) AngularJS
6 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 2 (6.25%) Apache
1 2 (6.25%) CMS
2 1 (3.13%) JBoss
2 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
1 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Lawson
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (3.13%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) HTTP
1 1 (3.13%) HTTPS
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
1 1 (3.13%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.13%) DataStage
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (28.13%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Local Government
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 6 (18.75%) Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Administration Assistant
4 3 (9.38%) C# Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Project Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Functional Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) IT Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) IT Assistant
5 2 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Web Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) .NET
1 5 (15.63%) Web Services
2 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 4 (12.50%) CSS
2 4 (12.50%) HTML
3 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 3 (9.38%) HTML5
3 3 (9.38%) jQuery
4 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
4 2 (6.25%) Ajax
4 2 (6.25%) AngularJS
4 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (6.25%) JSON
5 1 (3.13%) Hibernate
5 1 (3.13%) J2EE
5 1 (3.13%) NHibernate
5 1 (3.13%) SOAP
5 1 (3.13%) Spring
5 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.25%) FMCG
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.13%) CMDB
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Copywriting
3 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.13%) RIA
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
1 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
1 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Project Management
1 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (15.63%) MVC
3 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 3 (9.38%) Coaching
4 3 (9.38%) ITIL
4 3 (9.38%) SOA
4 3 (9.38%) Web Development
5 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.25%) Data Analysis
5 2 (6.25%) ETL
5 2 (6.25%) Front End Development
5 2 (6.25%) ITSM
5 2 (6.25%) Logistics
5 2 (6.25%) Service Management
6 1 (3.13%) B2B
6 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) C#
2 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.13%) C
4 1 (3.13%) Java
4 1 (3.13%) Perl
4 1 (3.13%) PHP
4 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) MCDST
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) JDA
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.13%) IBM
4 1 (3.13%) IFS
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.13%) Sage
4 1 (3.13%) SAP
4 1 (3.13%) Sybase