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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 16 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 14 41 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 8.75% 33.88% 21.33%
As % of the General category 29.79% 56.94% 48.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 2
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£388 £360 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% +22.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £413 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +0.56%
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
47 72 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 29.38% 59.50% 44.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 33 10
Average daily rate £375 £388 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -10.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £444 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £23.86 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -1.88%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015, 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 6 (26.09%) Java
1 6 (26.09%) Banking
1 6 (26.09%) Retail
1 6 (26.09%) Degree
2 5 (21.74%) Project Management
2 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2
2 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
3 4 (17.39%) IBM
3 4 (17.39%) PMI
3 4 (17.39%) PMI Certification
3 4 (17.39%) J2EE
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle
3 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
3 4 (17.39%) Time Management
3 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
3 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
4 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (13.04%) Migration
4 3 (13.04%) UNIX
4 3 (13.04%) Linux
5 2 (8.70%) Windows
5 2 (8.70%) AIX
5 2 (8.70%) HPUX
5 2 (8.70%) SAP
5 2 (8.70%) C++
5 2 (8.70%) SQL
5 2 (8.70%) HP

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (4.35%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) WAN
2 1 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) InstallShield
1 1 (4.35%) CruiseControl
1 1 (4.35%) Subversion
1 1 (4.35%) Maven
General
1 6 (26.09%) Banking
1 6 (26.09%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
2 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Project Manager
2 5 (21.74%) Developer
3 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce Project Manager
3 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Coordinator
5 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Architect
5 2 (8.70%) C++ Software Developer
5 2 (8.70%) C++ Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Designer
6 1 (4.35%) Wintel Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.35%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Perl Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) J2EE
2 1 (4.35%) CGI
2 1 (4.35%) Spring
2 1 (4.35%) Catalyst
2 1 (4.35%) Moose
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) PMI
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.70%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) UNIX
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) AIX
2 2 (8.70%) HPUX
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2
1 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
1 5 (21.74%) Project Management
2 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) Time Management
2 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
2 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (13.04%) Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
4 2 (8.70%) ETL
4 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.35%) Change Management
5 1 (4.35%) Validation
5 1 (4.35%) ERP
5 1 (4.35%) UML
5 1 (4.35%) Wealth Management
5 1 (4.35%) Release Management
5 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
2 2 (8.70%) C++
3 1 (4.35%) Perl
3 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Degree
2 4 (17.39%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.35%) MCSE
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle
1 4 (17.39%) IBM
2 2 (8.70%) SAP
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco
2 2 (8.70%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) Dell
2 2 (8.70%) NetApp
3 1 (4.35%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) Macrovision
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
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