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 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 4 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 32 39 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 23.36% 45.88% 43.04%
As % of the General category 52.46% 81.25% 79.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
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£383 £290 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.89% -35.55%
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 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -5.40%
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
61 48 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 44.53% 56.47% 54.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 12 7
Average daily rate £398 £338 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.77% +73.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £158 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £432 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £48.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.35 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+36.75% -29.20%

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 September 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 30 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 42 (65.63%) Manufacturing
1 42 (65.63%) Retail
2 40 (62.50%) E-Commerce
3 30 (46.88%) SQL
4 24 (37.50%) Java
5 23 (35.94%) HTML
6 21 (32.81%) JavaScript
7 18 (28.13%) J2EE
8 15 (23.44%) User Experience
9 14 (21.88%) CSS
9 14 (21.88%) XML
9 14 (21.88%) UNIX
9 14 (21.88%) IBM
10 13 (20.31%) Project Management
10 13 (20.31%) Degree
11 12 (18.75%) Change Management
11 12 (18.75%) MQSeries
12 11 (17.19%) Web Services
12 11 (17.19%) Photoshop
12 11 (17.19%) Time Management
13 10 (15.63%) Adobe Illustrator
13 10 (15.63%) JSP
14 9 (14.06%) Spring
14 9 (14.06%) WebSphere
14 9 (14.06%) Hibernate
15 8 (12.50%) Content Management
15 8 (12.50%) Oracle
15 8 (12.50%) ISEB
15 8 (12.50%) System Testing
15 8 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 12 (18.75%) MQSeries
2 9 (14.06%) WebSphere
3 7 (10.94%) Adobe CQ
4 5 (7.81%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.69%) MS Exchange
5 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Photoshop
2 10 (15.63%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (9.38%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (3.13%) MS Office
4 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.13%) SAP PS
3 1 (1.56%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.56%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.56%) SAP CS
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.56%) Tridion
3 1 (1.56%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.56%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.56%) SAP PP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.38%) Internet
2 5 (7.81%) LAN
2 5 (7.81%) HTTP
3 3 (4.69%) FTP
3 3 (4.69%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) MySQL
1 7 (10.94%) DB2
2 6 (9.38%) Sybase ASE
2 6 (9.38%) DbVisualizer
3 4 (6.25%) RDBMS
3 4 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Eclipse
1 6 (9.38%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (9.38%) LoadRunner
1 6 (9.38%) Log4j
1 6 (9.38%) Subversion
1 6 (9.38%) Ant
1 6 (9.38%) JUnit
1 6 (9.38%) Axure RP
2 5 (7.81%) Maven
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 42 (65.63%) Manufacturing
1 42 (65.63%) Retail
2 4 (6.25%) Marketing
3 2 (3.13%) Legal
3 2 (3.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (28.13%) Developer
2 11 (17.19%) Analyst
2 11 (17.19%) Consultant
3 10 (15.63%) Business Analyst
3 10 (15.63%) Java Developer
4 6 (9.38%) User Experience Consultant
4 6 (9.38%) Tester
5 5 (7.81%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 5 (7.81%) Front-End Developer
6 4 (6.25%) Designer
6 4 (6.25%) Digital Designer
6 4 (6.25%) Administrator
7 3 (4.69%) Coordinator
7 3 (4.69%) Windows Administrator
8 2 (3.13%) Dynamics AX Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Technical Support
8 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.13%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (35.94%) HTML
2 18 (28.13%) J2EE
3 14 (21.88%) CSS
3 14 (21.88%) XML
4 11 (17.19%) Web Services
5 10 (15.63%) JSP
6 9 (14.06%) Hibernate
6 9 (14.06%) Spring
7 7 (10.94%) SOAP
7 7 (10.94%) REST
8 6 (9.38%) XSLT
8 6 (9.38%) Flash
8 6 (9.38%) XHTML
8 6 (9.38%) JMS
8 6 (9.38%) Struts
8 6 (9.38%) Servlets
8 6 (9.38%) XMLBeans
8 6 (9.38%) Ajax
9 5 (7.81%) JSON
9 5 (7.81%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.44%) User Experience
2 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.38%) Web 2.0
3 5 (7.81%) W3C
4 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.88%) UNIX
2 7 (10.94%) Windows
2 7 (10.94%) Linux
3 6 (9.38%) HPUX
3 6 (9.38%) Solaris
4 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (62.50%) E-Commerce
2 13 (20.31%) Project Management
3 12 (18.75%) Change Management
4 11 (17.19%) Time Management
5 8 (12.50%) System Testing
5 8 (12.50%) Content Management
6 7 (10.94%) OO
7 6 (9.38%) B2B
7 6 (9.38%) B2C
7 6 (9.38%) Regression Testing
7 6 (9.38%) Automated Testing
7 6 (9.38%) Competitor Analysis
7 6 (9.38%) Usability Testing
7 6 (9.38%) Information Architecture
8 3 (4.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (4.69%) Workflow
8 3 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (4.69%) BPR
9 2 (3.13%) ERP
9 2 (3.13%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 30 (46.88%) SQL
2 24 (37.50%) Java
3 21 (32.81%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.38%) T-SQL
4 6 (9.38%) XPath
5 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (20.31%) Degree
2 8 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (12.50%) ISEB
3 5 (7.81%) Sun Certification
4 2 (3.13%) ACCA
4 2 (3.13%) CIMA
4 2 (3.13%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.13%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 14 (21.88%) IBM
2 8 (12.50%) Oracle
3 6 (9.38%) Sybase
3 6 (9.38%) HP
3 6 (9.38%) Interwoven
4 5 (7.81%) Sun
4 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.13%) Citrix
5 2 (3.13%) SAP
5 2 (3.13%) Progress
6 1 (1.56%) Adobe
6 1 (1.56%) ATG
6 1 (1.56%) Blue Martini
6 1 (1.56%) Elastic Path