The first 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Watford region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing Finance 37 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 34.58% 31.82% 32.43%
As % of the General category 68.52% 59.57% 64.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.50%
General Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
54 47 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 50.47% 53.41% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 4
Average daily rate £388 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £273 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £23.86 £50.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.29% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Finance
Hertfordshire

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 61 (70.93%) Retail
2 60 (69.77%) E-Commerce
2 60 (69.77%) Manufacturing
3 43 (50.00%) SQL
4 37 (43.02%) Java
5 33 (38.37%) JavaScript
6 31 (36.05%) HTML
7 29 (33.72%) J2EE
8 28 (32.56%) IBM
9 26 (30.23%) Project Management
10 24 (27.91%) UNIX
11 23 (26.74%) WebSphere
12 22 (25.58%) JSP
13 21 (24.42%) MQSeries
14 20 (23.26%) Linux
14 20 (23.26%) Time Management
15 18 (20.93%) Windows
15 18 (20.93%) CSS
15 18 (20.93%) DB2
16 17 (19.77%) XML
16 17 (19.77%) OO
16 17 (19.77%) XHTML
17 15 (17.44%) Oracle
18 14 (16.28%) Web Services
18 14 (16.28%) Change Management
19 13 (15.12%) HP
19 13 (15.12%) W3C
19 13 (15.12%) Photoshop
19 13 (15.12%) Degree
20 12 (13.95%) Spring

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 23 (26.74%) WebSphere
2 21 (24.42%) MQSeries
3 10 (11.63%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (11.63%) Tomcat
4 6 (6.98%) IIS
4 6 (6.98%) IBM HTTP Server
4 6 (6.98%) Adobe CQ
5 3 (3.49%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (15.12%) Photoshop
2 4 (4.65%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (3.49%) OmniGraffle
3 3 (3.49%) MS Office
3 3 (3.49%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Tridion
2 1 (1.16%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.16%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.16%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.79%) HTTP
2 8 (9.30%) Internet
3 5 (5.81%) LAN
4 3 (3.49%) FTP
4 3 (3.49%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.93%) DB2
2 8 (9.30%) Oracle Database
3 7 (8.14%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.14%) Sybase ASE
3 7 (8.14%) DbVisualizer
3 7 (8.14%) RDBMS
4 6 (6.98%) MySQL
5 5 (5.81%) SQL Server
6 4 (4.65%) JasperReports
6 4 (4.65%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (9.30%) Ant
1 8 (9.30%) JUnit
1 8 (9.30%) Eclipse
1 8 (9.30%) Log4j
1 8 (9.30%) Subversion
2 7 (8.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (6.98%) LoadRunner
4 4 (4.65%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 4 (4.65%) Maven
5 3 (3.49%) Axure RP
General
1 61 (70.93%) Retail
2 60 (69.77%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.33%) Legal
4 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (39.53%) Developer
2 17 (19.77%) Analyst
3 16 (18.60%) Business Analyst
3 16 (18.60%) Java Developer
4 13 (15.12%) Project Manager
4 13 (15.12%) Front-End Developer
5 7 (8.14%) Tester
6 6 (6.98%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 6 (6.98%) Technical Project Manager
6 6 (6.98%) Delivery Project Manager
6 6 (6.98%) Services Delivery Manager
6 6 (6.98%) Service Manager
6 6 (6.98%) Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (6.98%) Technical Manager
6 6 (6.98%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (6.98%) Technical Services Manager
6 6 (6.98%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (6.98%) Technical Delivery Manager
7 4 (4.65%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (3.49%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (36.05%) HTML
2 29 (33.72%) J2EE
3 22 (25.58%) JSP
4 18 (20.93%) CSS
5 17 (19.77%) XML
5 17 (19.77%) XHTML
6 14 (16.28%) Web Services
7 12 (13.95%) Hibernate
7 12 (13.95%) Spring
8 10 (11.63%) HTML5
9 9 (10.47%) CSS3
10 8 (9.30%) JMS
10 8 (9.30%) JSTL
10 8 (9.30%) XMLBeans
10 8 (9.30%) Ajax
10 8 (9.30%) Struts
10 8 (9.30%) XSLT
10 8 (9.30%) Servlets
11 7 (8.14%) Flash
12 6 (6.98%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.12%) W3C
2 8 (9.30%) Web 2.0
3 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.16%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 24 (27.91%) UNIX
2 20 (23.26%) Linux
3 18 (20.93%) Windows
4 8 (9.30%) HPUX
4 8 (9.30%) Solaris
5 6 (6.98%) AIX
5 6 (6.98%) SUSE
5 6 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (69.77%) E-Commerce
2 26 (30.23%) Project Management
3 20 (23.26%) Time Management
4 17 (19.77%) OO
5 14 (16.28%) Change Management
6 10 (11.63%) Content Management
6 10 (11.63%) System Testing
7 9 (10.47%) Responsive Web Design
7 9 (10.47%) Analytics
7 9 (10.47%) ITIL
7 9 (10.47%) Web Design
8 7 (8.14%) Regression Testing
9 6 (6.98%) Service Delivery
9 6 (6.98%) Automated Testing
9 6 (6.98%) Web Development
9 6 (6.98%) Waterfall
9 6 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (6.98%) Change Control
10 4 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (4.65%) UML
Programming Languages
1 43 (50.00%) SQL
2 37 (43.02%) Java
3 33 (38.37%) JavaScript
4 12 (13.95%) T-SQL
5 8 (9.30%) XPath
6 4 (4.65%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.65%) Perl
7 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.16%) VB
7 1 (1.16%) VB6
7 1 (1.16%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (15.12%) Degree
2 9 (10.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (10.47%) ISEB
3 4 (4.65%) Sun Certification
4 2 (2.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) SLA
2 2 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.33%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 28 (32.56%) IBM
2 15 (17.44%) Oracle
3 13 (15.12%) HP
4 11 (12.79%) Sybase
5 10 (11.63%) Sun
6 9 (10.47%) Adobe
7 8 (9.30%) Interwoven
8 6 (6.98%) Red Hat
8 6 (6.98%) Dell
9 4 (4.65%) Microsoft
9 4 (4.65%) ATG
9 4 (4.65%) Blue Martini
9 4 (4.65%) Elastic Path
10 2 (2.33%) SAP
10 2 (2.33%) Citrix
11 1 (1.16%) Remedy
11 1 (1.16%) Niku
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