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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 22 32 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 14.77% 37.21% 42.16%
As % of the General category 44.90% 69.57% 81.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 1
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£388 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.62% -3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £46.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +162.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.38 £17.33
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -5.51%
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 46 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 32.89% 53.49% 51.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 10
Average daily rate £388 £375 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £46.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +162.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+17.20% -14.68%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 34 (53.97%) Retail
2 31 (49.21%) Manufacturing
2 31 (49.21%) E-Commerce
3 22 (34.92%) Java
3 22 (34.92%) SQL
4 18 (28.57%) HTML
5 16 (25.40%) JavaScript
6 14 (22.22%) J2EE
6 14 (22.22%) User Experience
7 13 (20.63%) Degree
8 12 (19.05%) UNIX
9 11 (17.46%) CSS
10 10 (15.87%) Adobe Illustrator
10 10 (15.87%) Photoshop
10 10 (15.87%) XML
10 10 (15.87%) IBM
11 9 (14.29%) Web Services
11 9 (14.29%) Project Management
12 8 (12.70%) Spring
12 8 (12.70%) JSP
12 8 (12.70%) Oracle
12 8 (12.70%) MQSeries
12 8 (12.70%) HP
12 8 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (11.11%) System Testing
13 7 (11.11%) ISEB
13 7 (11.11%) Sybase
13 7 (11.11%) T-SQL
13 7 (11.11%) Sybase ASE

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 8 (12.70%) MQSeries
2 7 (11.11%) WebSphere
3 5 (7.94%) Adobe CQ
4 3 (4.76%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (15.87%) Adobe Illustrator
1 10 (15.87%) Photoshop
2 6 (9.52%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.17%) SAP PS
3 1 (1.59%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.59%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.59%) SAP PP
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.59%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.59%) SAP CS
3 1 (1.59%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) Structured Cabling
1 3 (4.76%) HTTP
1 3 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (1.59%) LAN
2 1 (1.59%) FTP
2 1 (1.59%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) Sybase ASE
2 5 (7.94%) DbVisualizer
2 5 (7.94%) MySQL
2 5 (7.94%) DB2
3 4 (6.35%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.76%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Axure RP
2 5 (7.94%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (7.94%) LoadRunner
3 3 (4.76%) Eclipse
3 3 (4.76%) Ant
3 3 (4.76%) JUnit
3 3 (4.76%) Maven
3 3 (4.76%) Subversion
3 3 (4.76%) Log4j
4 1 (1.59%) JIRA
General
1 34 (53.97%) Retail
2 31 (49.21%) Manufacturing
3 6 (9.52%) Banking
4 4 (6.35%) Marketing
5 2 (3.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (26.98%) Developer
2 11 (17.46%) Consultant
3 10 (15.87%) Analyst
4 8 (12.70%) Business Analyst
5 7 (11.11%) Java Developer
6 6 (9.52%) Project Manager
6 6 (9.52%) User Experience Consultant
7 5 (7.94%) Tester
8 4 (6.35%) Front-End Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Designer
8 4 (6.35%) Digital Designer
9 3 (4.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Coordinator
10 2 (3.17%) Software Developer
10 2 (3.17%) Software Engineer
10 2 (3.17%) Test Manager
10 2 (3.17%) Administrator
10 2 (3.17%) SAP Consultant
10 2 (3.17%) SQL Developer
10 2 (3.17%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (28.57%) HTML
2 14 (22.22%) J2EE
3 11 (17.46%) CSS
4 10 (15.87%) XML
5 9 (14.29%) Web Services
6 8 (12.70%) Spring
6 8 (12.70%) JSP
7 7 (11.11%) Hibernate
8 5 (7.94%) REST
8 5 (7.94%) Flash
8 5 (7.94%) SOAP
9 4 (6.35%) XHTML
9 4 (6.35%) JSTL
9 4 (6.35%) Semantic HTML
9 4 (6.35%) HTML5
10 3 (4.76%) jQuery
10 3 (4.76%) JMS
10 3 (4.76%) Struts
10 3 (4.76%) XSLT
10 3 (4.76%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) User Experience
2 8 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.35%) W3C
4 3 (4.76%) Web 2.0
5 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.59%) EPoS
6 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.05%) UNIX
2 6 (9.52%) Linux
3 5 (7.94%) Windows
3 5 (7.94%) HPUX
4 3 (4.76%) Solaris
5 2 (3.17%) AIX
6 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (49.21%) E-Commerce
2 9 (14.29%) Project Management
3 7 (11.11%) System Testing
4 6 (9.52%) Change Management
4 6 (9.52%) Competitor Analysis
4 6 (9.52%) B2B
4 6 (9.52%) B2C
4 6 (9.52%) Usability Testing
4 6 (9.52%) Information Architecture
5 5 (7.94%) Time Management
5 5 (7.94%) Content Management
5 5 (7.94%) Automated Testing
5 5 (7.94%) Regression Testing
6 4 (6.35%) Migration
7 3 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (4.76%) Waterfall
7 3 (4.76%) Data Modelling
7 3 (4.76%) OO
7 3 (4.76%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.92%) Java
1 22 (34.92%) SQL
2 16 (25.40%) JavaScript
3 7 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.76%) XPath
5 2 (3.17%) C++
5 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (20.63%) Degree
2 7 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (11.11%) ISEB
3 3 (4.76%) Sun Certification
4 2 (3.17%) ACCA
4 2 (3.17%) CIMA
4 2 (3.17%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.17%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (15.87%) IBM
2 8 (12.70%) Oracle
2 8 (12.70%) HP
3 7 (11.11%) Sybase
4 3 (4.76%) NetApp
4 3 (4.76%) Interwoven
4 3 (4.76%) Dell
4 3 (4.76%) Cisco
4 3 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.76%) Sun
5 2 (3.17%) SAP
5 2 (3.17%) Progress