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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 3 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 37 38 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 29.60% 46.34% 33.73%
As % of the General category 64.91% 73.08% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
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£388 £344 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -23.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
- +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
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
57 52 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 45.60% 63.41% 50.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 10
Average daily rate £390 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £293 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -21.05%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 51 (69.86%) E-Commerce
1 51 (69.86%) Manufacturing
1 51 (69.86%) Retail
2 40 (54.79%) SQL
3 33 (45.21%) Java
4 30 (41.10%) JavaScript
4 30 (41.10%) HTML
5 26 (35.62%) J2EE
6 22 (30.14%) IBM
7 21 (28.77%) UNIX
8 19 (26.03%) MQSeries
9 18 (24.66%) XML
9 18 (24.66%) JSP
9 18 (24.66%) Project Management
10 17 (23.29%) CSS
10 17 (23.29%) WebSphere
11 16 (21.92%) Linux
12 14 (19.18%) OO
12 14 (19.18%) Web Services
12 14 (19.18%) DB2
12 14 (19.18%) Degree
12 14 (19.18%) Time Management
13 13 (17.81%) Windows
13 13 (17.81%) XHTML
14 12 (16.44%) Hibernate
14 12 (16.44%) Spring
14 12 (16.44%) Photoshop
15 11 (15.07%) Oracle
15 11 (15.07%) Content Management
15 11 (15.07%) Change Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 19 (26.03%) MQSeries
2 17 (23.29%) WebSphere
3 8 (10.96%) Tomcat
4 7 (9.59%) Adobe CQ
4 7 (9.59%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (4.11%) MS Exchange
5 3 (4.11%) IIS
5 3 (4.11%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (16.44%) Photoshop
2 7 (9.59%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (5.48%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
4 3 (4.11%) MS Office
5 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Tridion
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.33%) Internet
2 8 (10.96%) HTTP
3 5 (6.85%) LAN
4 3 (4.11%) FTP
4 3 (4.11%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.18%) DB2
2 7 (9.59%) Relational Database
2 7 (9.59%) DbVisualizer
2 7 (9.59%) RDBMS
2 7 (9.59%) MySQL
2 7 (9.59%) Sybase ASE
3 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.11%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (4.11%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 9 (12.33%) Eclipse
1 9 (12.33%) Ant
1 9 (12.33%) JUnit
1 9 (12.33%) Log4j
1 9 (12.33%) Subversion
2 7 (9.59%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (8.22%) LoadRunner
4 5 (6.85%) Maven
5 4 (5.48%) Axure RP
5 4 (5.48%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 51 (69.86%) Manufacturing
1 51 (69.86%) Retail
2 3 (4.11%) Marketing
3 2 (2.74%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (39.73%) Developer
2 16 (21.92%) Java Developer
3 14 (19.18%) Analyst
4 13 (17.81%) Business Analyst
5 9 (12.33%) Front-End Developer
6 7 (9.59%) Tester
6 7 (9.59%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.85%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 4 (5.48%) User Experience Consultant
8 4 (5.48%) Consultant
8 4 (5.48%) Administrator
9 3 (4.11%) Windows Administrator
9 3 (4.11%) Services Delivery Manager
9 3 (4.11%) Service Manager
9 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (4.11%) Technical Manager
9 3 (4.11%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (4.11%) SQL Developer
9 3 (4.11%) Technical Services Manager
9 3 (4.11%) Delivery Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (41.10%) HTML
2 26 (35.62%) J2EE
3 18 (24.66%) XML
3 18 (24.66%) JSP
4 17 (23.29%) CSS
5 14 (19.18%) Web Services
6 13 (17.81%) XHTML
7 12 (16.44%) Hibernate
7 12 (16.44%) Spring
8 9 (12.33%) XMLBeans
8 9 (12.33%) JMS
8 9 (12.33%) Struts
8 9 (12.33%) XSLT
8 9 (12.33%) Servlets
8 9 (12.33%) Ajax
9 8 (10.96%) JSTL
9 8 (10.96%) HTML5
10 7 (9.59%) REST
10 7 (9.59%) Flash
10 7 (9.59%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) Web 2.0
1 9 (12.33%) W3C
2 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (28.77%) UNIX
2 16 (21.92%) Linux
3 13 (17.81%) Windows
4 9 (12.33%) HPUX
4 9 (12.33%) Solaris
5 3 (4.11%) AIX
5 3 (4.11%) SUSE
5 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (69.86%) E-Commerce
2 18 (24.66%) Project Management
3 14 (19.18%) OO
3 14 (19.18%) Time Management
4 11 (15.07%) Content Management
4 11 (15.07%) Change Management
5 10 (13.70%) System Testing
6 7 (9.59%) Regression Testing
7 6 (8.22%) Automated Testing
8 5 (6.85%) ITIL
8 5 (6.85%) Web Design
8 5 (6.85%) Responsive Web Design
8 5 (6.85%) Analytics
9 4 (5.48%) Usability Testing
9 4 (5.48%) Information Architecture
9 4 (5.48%) Competitor Analysis
9 4 (5.48%) RAD
9 4 (5.48%) UML
9 4 (5.48%) B2B
9 4 (5.48%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 40 (54.79%) SQL
2 33 (45.21%) Java
3 30 (41.10%) JavaScript
4 10 (13.70%) T-SQL
5 9 (12.33%) XPath
6 4 (5.48%) Bash Shell
6 4 (5.48%) Perl
7 1 (1.37%) VB
7 1 (1.37%) VB6
Qualifications
1 14 (19.18%) Degree
2 9 (12.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (12.33%) ISEB
3 5 (6.85%) Sun Certification
4 2 (2.74%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.74%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.74%) SLA
Vendors
1 22 (30.14%) IBM
2 11 (15.07%) Oracle
3 10 (13.70%) Sybase
3 10 (13.70%) HP
4 9 (12.33%) Interwoven
5 8 (10.96%) Sun
6 5 (6.85%) Adobe
7 4 (5.48%) Elastic Path
7 4 (5.48%) ATG
7 4 (5.48%) Blue Martini
8 3 (4.11%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.11%) Dell
8 3 (4.11%) Microsoft
9 2 (2.74%) Citrix
10 1 (1.37%) Remedy
10 1 (1.37%) Niku
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