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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 4 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Finance 35 36 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 25.55% 44.44% 33.33%
As % of the General category 56.45% 75.00% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
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£390 £314 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.30% -30.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £48.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -9.09%
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
62 48 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 45.26% 59.26% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 11 7
Average daily rate £400 £344 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% +76.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £156 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £427 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £48.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.58%

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
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 16 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 46 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 45 (65.22%) Retail
3 44 (63.77%) E-Commerce
4 36 (52.17%) SQL
5 28 (40.58%) Java
6 25 (36.23%) HTML
7 24 (34.78%) JavaScript
8 21 (30.43%) J2EE
9 16 (23.19%) User Experience
10 15 (21.74%) CSS
10 15 (21.74%) UNIX
10 15 (21.74%) XML
10 15 (21.74%) IBM
11 14 (20.29%) Project Management
12 13 (18.84%) MQSeries
12 13 (18.84%) Web Services
12 13 (18.84%) JSP
12 13 (18.84%) Degree
12 13 (18.84%) Time Management
13 12 (17.39%) Photoshop
13 12 (17.39%) Change Management
14 11 (15.94%) Hibernate
14 11 (15.94%) Spring
15 10 (14.49%) WebSphere
15 10 (14.49%) Adobe Illustrator
15 10 (14.49%) Linux
16 9 (13.04%) OO
16 9 (13.04%) Sybase
16 9 (13.04%) T-SQL
16 9 (13.04%) Windows

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 16 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 13 (18.84%) MQSeries
2 10 (14.49%) WebSphere
3 7 (10.14%) Adobe CQ
4 5 (7.25%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.35%) MS Exchange
5 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.90%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (17.39%) Photoshop
2 10 (14.49%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (8.70%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (4.35%) MS Office
4 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
5 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Tridion
1 2 (2.90%) SAP PS
2 1 (1.45%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.45%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.45%) SAP CS
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.45%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.45%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.45%) SAP PP
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.14%) Internet
2 5 (7.25%) LAN
2 5 (7.25%) HTTP
3 3 (4.35%) FTP
3 3 (4.35%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.59%) DB2
2 7 (10.14%) MySQL
2 7 (10.14%) Sybase ASE
3 6 (8.70%) DbVisualizer
4 5 (7.25%) RDBMS
4 5 (7.25%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.90%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.90%) JasperReports
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Ant
1 7 (10.14%) JUnit
1 7 (10.14%) Eclipse
1 7 (10.14%) Log4j
1 7 (10.14%) Subversion
2 6 (8.70%) Axure RP
2 6 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (8.70%) LoadRunner
3 5 (7.25%) Maven
4 2 (2.90%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 46 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 45 (65.22%) Retail
3 4 (5.80%) Marketing
4 2 (2.90%) Legal
4 2 (2.90%) Billing
Job Titles
1 23 (33.33%) Developer
2 14 (20.29%) Analyst
3 13 (18.84%) Business Analyst
3 13 (18.84%) Java Developer
4 9 (13.04%) Consultant
5 6 (8.70%) Tester
5 6 (8.70%) Front-End Developer
5 6 (8.70%) User Experience Consultant
6 5 (7.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Designer
7 4 (5.80%) Administrator
7 4 (5.80%) Digital Designer
8 3 (4.35%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.35%) Windows Administrator
8 3 (4.35%) SQL Developer
9 2 (2.90%) SAP Consultant
9 2 (2.90%) Test Manager
9 2 (2.90%) Technical Support
9 2 (2.90%) Quality Manager
10 1 (1.45%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (36.23%) HTML
2 21 (30.43%) J2EE
3 15 (21.74%) CSS
3 15 (21.74%) XML
4 13 (18.84%) JSP
4 13 (18.84%) Web Services
5 11 (15.94%) Hibernate
5 11 (15.94%) Spring
6 8 (11.59%) XHTML
7 7 (10.14%) JMS
7 7 (10.14%) REST
7 7 (10.14%) XMLBeans
7 7 (10.14%) Ajax
7 7 (10.14%) XSLT
7 7 (10.14%) Servlets
7 7 (10.14%) SOAP
7 7 (10.14%) Struts
8 6 (8.70%) Flash
8 6 (8.70%) HTML5
8 6 (8.70%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.19%) User Experience
2 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.14%) Web 2.0
3 6 (8.70%) W3C
4 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.74%) UNIX
2 10 (14.49%) Linux
3 9 (13.04%) Windows
4 7 (10.14%) HPUX
4 7 (10.14%) Solaris
5 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (63.77%) E-Commerce
2 14 (20.29%) Project Management
3 13 (18.84%) Time Management
4 12 (17.39%) Change Management
5 9 (13.04%) Content Management
5 9 (13.04%) OO
5 9 (13.04%) System Testing
6 6 (8.70%) B2B
6 6 (8.70%) B2C
6 6 (8.70%) Regression Testing
6 6 (8.70%) Information Architecture
6 6 (8.70%) Automated Testing
6 6 (8.70%) Competitor Analysis
6 6 (8.70%) Usability Testing
7 3 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (2.90%) People Management
8 2 (2.90%) Logistics
8 2 (2.90%) Integration Testing
8 2 (2.90%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 36 (52.17%) SQL
2 28 (40.58%) Java
3 24 (34.78%) JavaScript
4 9 (13.04%) T-SQL
5 7 (10.14%) XPath
6 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.90%) Perl
7 1 (1.45%) VB
7 1 (1.45%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (18.84%) Degree
2 8 (11.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (11.59%) ISEB
3 5 (7.25%) Sun Certification
4 2 (2.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.90%) SLA
1 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.45%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (21.74%) IBM
2 9 (13.04%) Sybase
3 8 (11.59%) Oracle
4 7 (10.14%) Interwoven
5 6 (8.70%) HP
6 5 (7.25%) Sun
7 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.90%) Adobe
8 2 (2.90%) SAP
8 2 (2.90%) Progress
8 2 (2.90%) Citrix
8 2 (2.90%) ATG
8 2 (2.90%) Blue Martini
8 2 (2.90%) Elastic Path
9 1 (1.45%) Remedy
9 1 (1.45%) Niku