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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 16 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 10 64 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 7.52% 41.03% 35.71%
As % of the General category 23.81% 68.09% 64.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 20 5
Average daily rate
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£319 £368 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.26% +22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £308 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £538 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.20 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.02% -19.00%
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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
42 94 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 31.58% 60.26% 55.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 39 16
Average daily rate £338 £400 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £23.86 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.68 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+3.06% -20.00%

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015, 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 8 (32.00%) Banking
2 5 (20.00%) Retail
3 4 (16.00%) Degree
3 4 (16.00%) Java
3 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (16.00%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (12.00%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (12.00%) UNIX
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle
4 3 (12.00%) SQL
4 3 (12.00%) Linux
4 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco
4 3 (12.00%) HP
4 3 (12.00%) Dell
4 3 (12.00%) NetApp
4 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 3 (12.00%) Strategic Planning
4 3 (12.00%) Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (8.00%) Credit Risk
5 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (8.00%) C++
5 2 (8.00%) RDBMS
5 2 (8.00%) ETL

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 1 (4.00%) Apache
1 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.00%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (4.00%) CruiseControl
1 1 (4.00%) Subversion
1 1 (4.00%) Maven
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 8 (32.00%) Banking
2 5 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Developer
1 6 (24.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Coordinator
4 2 (8.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) C++ Developer
4 2 (8.00%) C++ Software Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Release Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Sybase Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Perl Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) J2EE
1 1 (4.00%) CGI
1 1 (4.00%) Spring
1 1 (4.00%) Catalyst
1 1 (4.00%) Moose
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (4.00%) PMI
3 1 (4.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) UNIX
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) AIX
2 2 (8.00%) HPUX
3 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2
1 4 (16.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (12.00%) Strategic Planning
2 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (12.00%) Project Management
2 3 (12.00%) Migration
3 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (8.00%) ETL
3 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.00%) Wealth Management
4 1 (4.00%) Release Management
4 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.00%) Time Management
4 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) C++
3 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.00%) Perl
4 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle
1 3 (12.00%) Cisco
1 3 (12.00%) HP
1 3 (12.00%) Dell
1 3 (12.00%) NetApp
2 1 (4.00%) Macrovision
2 1 (4.00%) IBM
2 1 (4.00%) Sybase
2 1 (4.00%) SAP
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