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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 50 28 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 36.50% 32.18% 41.23%
As % of the General category 61.73% 63.64% 73.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 6
Average daily rate £381 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.08% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £292 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £400 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.39 £22.77
% change year-on-year
+3.14% -14.84%
General Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
81 44 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 59.12% 50.57% 56.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 11 20
Average daily rate £400 £433 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.51% +13.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £580 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £23.86 - £25.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.97 - £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.77 - £37.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 73 (76.84%) Retail
2 71 (74.74%) E-Commerce
3 70 (73.68%) Manufacturing
4 36 (37.89%) Project Management
5 34 (35.79%) Java
6 30 (31.58%) Time Management
7 29 (30.53%) WebSphere
7 29 (30.53%) SQL
7 29 (30.53%) IBM
8 27 (28.42%) HTML
8 27 (28.42%) JavaScript
8 27 (28.42%) J2EE
9 25 (26.32%) Photoshop
10 24 (25.26%) OO
11 22 (23.16%) Linux
11 22 (23.16%) JSP
12 21 (22.11%) CSS
12 21 (22.11%) XHTML
12 21 (22.11%) Analytics
13 20 (21.05%) HTML5
14 17 (17.89%) Waterfall
15 16 (16.84%) CSS3
15 16 (16.84%) Responsive Web Design
15 16 (16.84%) UNIX
15 16 (16.84%) W3C
15 16 (16.84%) Adobe
15 16 (16.84%) Web Design
16 15 (15.79%) Change Management
16 15 (15.79%) Oracle
16 15 (15.79%) DB2

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 29 (30.53%) WebSphere
2 13 (13.68%) MQSeries
2 13 (13.68%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (7.37%) Tomcat
4 6 (6.32%) IBM HTTP Server
4 6 (6.32%) IIS
5 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.05%) Node.js
6 1 (1.05%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 25 (26.32%) Photoshop
2 9 (9.47%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (6.32%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (3.16%) MS Office
5 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.05%) MS Excel
5 1 (1.05%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (5.26%) Tridion
2 1 (1.05%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.05%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.05%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.05%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.42%) Internet
1 8 (8.42%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.79%) DB2
2 10 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 7 (7.37%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (7.37%) JasperReports
3 7 (7.37%) Oracle Database
4 6 (6.32%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.32%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.21%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.05%) MySQL
7 1 (1.05%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.05%) DbVisualizer
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (8.42%) Ant
2 6 (6.32%) Axure RP
2 6 (6.32%) Log4j
2 6 (6.32%) Subversion
2 6 (6.32%) Eclipse
2 6 (6.32%) JUnit
3 5 (5.26%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 2 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.11%) Rational Application Developer
4 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.05%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.05%) Maven
General
1 73 (76.84%) Retail
2 70 (73.68%) Manufacturing
3 8 (8.42%) Marketing
4 1 (1.05%) Banking
4 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (35.79%) Developer
2 22 (23.16%) Project Manager
3 16 (16.84%) Front-End Developer
4 15 (15.79%) Analyst
5 14 (14.74%) Business Analyst
6 13 (13.68%) Java Developer
7 9 (9.47%) Designer
8 6 (6.32%) User Experience Designer
8 6 (6.32%) Technical Delivery Manager
8 6 (6.32%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (6.32%) Delivery Project Manager
8 6 (6.32%) Consultant
8 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 6 (6.32%) Technical Project Manager
8 6 (6.32%) Services Delivery Manager
8 6 (6.32%) Service Manager
8 6 (6.32%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (6.32%) Technical Manager
8 6 (6.32%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (28.42%) HTML
1 27 (28.42%) J2EE
2 22 (23.16%) JSP
3 21 (22.11%) CSS
3 21 (22.11%) XHTML
4 20 (21.05%) HTML5
5 16 (16.84%) CSS3
6 10 (10.53%) Web Services
7 9 (9.47%) XML
8 8 (8.42%) Spring
8 8 (8.42%) Hibernate
9 6 (6.32%) XMLBeans
9 6 (6.32%) Ajax
9 6 (6.32%) JMS
9 6 (6.32%) XSLT
9 6 (6.32%) Struts
9 6 (6.32%) Servlets
10 5 (5.26%) JDBC
10 5 (5.26%) EJB
10 5 (5.26%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.84%) W3C
2 6 (6.32%) Web 2.0
3 5 (5.26%) Social Media
3 5 (5.26%) FMCG
4 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (23.16%) Linux
2 16 (16.84%) UNIX
3 14 (14.74%) Windows
4 6 (6.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (6.32%) SUSE
4 6 (6.32%) AIX
4 6 (6.32%) HPUX
4 6 (6.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (74.74%) E-Commerce
2 36 (37.89%) Project Management
3 30 (31.58%) Time Management
4 24 (25.26%) OO
5 21 (22.11%) Analytics
6 17 (17.89%) Waterfall
7 16 (16.84%) Responsive Web Design
7 16 (16.84%) Web Design
8 15 (15.79%) Change Management
9 14 (14.74%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (14.74%) Change Control
10 11 (11.58%) B2B
10 11 (11.58%) B2C
11 9 (9.47%) ITIL
11 9 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (8.42%) UML
13 6 (6.32%) Content Management
13 6 (6.32%) Competitor Analysis
13 6 (6.32%) Web Development
13 6 (6.32%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (35.79%) Java
2 29 (30.53%) SQL
3 27 (28.42%) JavaScript
4 11 (11.58%) T-SQL
5 6 (6.32%) XPath
6 5 (5.26%) C#
6 5 (5.26%) Perl
6 5 (5.26%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.11%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.05%) VB
8 1 (1.05%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (4.21%) Degree
2 3 (3.16%) Sun Certification
3 1 (1.05%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) SLA
2 2 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.11%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 29 (30.53%) IBM
2 16 (16.84%) Adobe
3 15 (15.79%) Oracle
4 9 (9.47%) Sun
5 8 (8.42%) Sybase
6 7 (7.37%) HP
7 6 (6.32%) Dell
7 6 (6.32%) Interwoven
7 6 (6.32%) Red Hat
7 6 (6.32%) ATG
8 5 (5.26%) Elastic Path
8 5 (5.26%) Blue Martini
9 2 (2.11%) SAP
9 2 (2.11%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.05%) Remedy
10 1 (1.05%) Niku
10 1 (1.05%) Demandware
10 1 (1.05%) hybris
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