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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 13 13 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Contract jobs citing Finance 10 9 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 10.53% 8.41% 45.53%
As % of the General category 19.61% 26.47% 73.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 17
Average daily rate £475 £800 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.62% +113.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +10.00%
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
51 34 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 53.68% 31.78% 61.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 16 27
Average daily rate £400 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £243 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £720 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.86 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.21% +15.55%

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 9 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Watford region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram in Watford

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 7 (33.33%) Retail
2 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (23.81%) Risk Management
3 5 (23.81%) JDA
4 4 (19.05%) Project Management
4 4 (19.05%) SQL
4 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
5 3 (14.29%) MVC
5 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 3 (14.29%) .NET
5 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 3 (14.29%) C#
5 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 3 (14.29%) UML
5 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 3 (14.29%) IBM
5 3 (14.29%) WebSphere
5 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.52%) Presales
6 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
6 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (9.52%) Web Development
6 2 (9.52%) jQuery
6 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (9.52%) HTML5
6 2 (9.52%) Marketing
6 2 (9.52%) JSON
6 2 (9.52%) Time Management
6 2 (9.52%) Performance Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP CO
1 1 (4.76%) SAP FI
1 1 (4.76%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) LAN
1 1 (4.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (33.33%) Retail
2 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.52%) Marketing
4 1 (4.76%) Back Office
4 1 (4.76%) Electronics
4 1 (4.76%) Legal
4 1 (4.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Project Manager
2 4 (19.05%) Senior Manager
2 4 (19.05%) Senior Project Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Transformation Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Coordinator
4 2 (9.52%) Designer
4 2 (9.52%) Documentation Designer
4 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce Manager
4 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Process Designer
4 2 (9.52%) Transformation Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) IT Support Technician
5 1 (4.76%) Payroll Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
1 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 2 (9.52%) Ajax
2 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 2 (9.52%) CSS
2 2 (9.52%) HTML
2 2 (9.52%) HTML5
2 2 (9.52%) J2EE
2 2 (9.52%) jQuery
2 2 (9.52%) JSON
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (4.76%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.76%) EMC VMAX
1 1 (4.76%) EMC VNX
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.76%) Performance Metrics
1 1 (4.76%) Private Cloud
1 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
1 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (23.81%) Risk Management
3 4 (19.05%) Project Management
4 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 3 (14.29%) MVC
4 3 (14.29%) UML
5 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Management
5 2 (9.52%) Presales
5 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
5 2 (9.52%) Time Management
5 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
5 2 (9.52%) Web Development
6 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.76%) Change Management
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL
6 1 (4.76%) Matrix Management
6 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) C#
2 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 2 (9.52%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) Perl
4 1 (4.76%) PHP
4 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) MCDST
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) vCloud
1 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) JDA
2 3 (14.29%) IBM
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) SAP
4 1 (4.76%) ATG
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) EMC
4 1 (4.76%) hybris
4 1 (4.76%) VMware