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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing Finance 36 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 33.96% 27.91% 30.49%
As % of the General category 66.67% 54.55% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 0
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.58% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -20.00%
General Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
54 44 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 50.94% 51.16% 48.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 5 3
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £23.86 £50.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.29% +170.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.09%
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 22 July 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 22 July 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 58 (69.88%) Retail
2 57 (68.67%) E-Commerce
2 57 (68.67%) Manufacturing
3 41 (49.40%) SQL
4 35 (42.17%) Java
5 31 (37.35%) JavaScript
6 28 (33.73%) HTML
7 27 (32.53%) J2EE
8 26 (31.33%) Project Management
8 26 (31.33%) IBM
9 22 (26.51%) JSP
9 22 (26.51%) UNIX
9 22 (26.51%) WebSphere
10 20 (24.10%) Time Management
11 19 (22.89%) Linux
11 19 (22.89%) MQSeries
12 18 (21.69%) Windows
13 17 (20.48%) XHTML
13 17 (20.48%) DB2
14 16 (19.28%) CSS
14 16 (19.28%) OO
15 15 (18.07%) XML
16 14 (16.87%) Change Management
16 14 (16.87%) Oracle
17 13 (15.66%) Web Services
17 13 (15.66%) W3C
18 12 (14.46%) HP
18 12 (14.46%) Photoshop
18 12 (14.46%) T-SQL
19 11 (13.25%) Sybase

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 22 (26.51%) WebSphere
2 19 (22.89%) MQSeries
3 10 (12.05%) WebSphere Application Server
4 9 (10.84%) Tomcat
5 6 (7.23%) IIS
5 6 (7.23%) IBM HTTP Server
6 5 (6.02%) Adobe CQ
7 3 (3.61%) MS Exchange
7 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (14.46%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.61%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (3.61%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.61%) MS Office
2 3 (3.61%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Tridion
2 1 (1.20%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.20%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.20%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.05%) HTTP
2 7 (8.43%) Internet
3 5 (6.02%) LAN
4 3 (3.61%) FTP
4 3 (3.61%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.48%) DB2
2 8 (9.64%) Oracle Database
3 7 (8.43%) RDBMS
3 7 (8.43%) Sybase ASE
3 7 (8.43%) Relational Database
4 6 (7.23%) DbVisualizer
5 5 (6.02%) SQL Server
5 5 (6.02%) MySQL
6 4 (4.82%) JasperReports
6 4 (4.82%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (8.43%) Log4j
1 7 (8.43%) Eclipse
1 7 (8.43%) Ant
1 7 (8.43%) JUnit
1 7 (8.43%) Subversion
2 6 (7.23%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (6.02%) LoadRunner
4 4 (4.82%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 3 (3.61%) Maven
5 3 (3.61%) Axure RP
General
1 58 (69.88%) Retail
2 57 (68.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (39.76%) Developer
2 17 (20.48%) Analyst
3 16 (19.28%) Business Analyst
4 15 (18.07%) Java Developer
5 13 (15.66%) Project Manager
5 13 (15.66%) Front-End Developer
6 6 (7.23%) Technical Delivery Manager
6 6 (7.23%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (7.23%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (7.23%) Technical Services Manager
6 6 (7.23%) Service Manager
6 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (7.23%) Technical Manager
6 6 (7.23%) Services Delivery Manager
6 6 (7.23%) Tester
6 6 (7.23%) Delivery Project Manager
6 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 6 (7.23%) Technical Project Manager
7 3 (3.61%) Administrator
7 3 (3.61%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (33.73%) HTML
2 27 (32.53%) J2EE
3 22 (26.51%) JSP
4 17 (20.48%) XHTML
5 16 (19.28%) CSS
6 15 (18.07%) XML
7 13 (15.66%) Web Services
8 11 (13.25%) Hibernate
8 11 (13.25%) Spring
9 9 (10.84%) HTML5
9 9 (10.84%) CSS3
10 8 (9.64%) JSTL
11 7 (8.43%) JMS
11 7 (8.43%) Struts
11 7 (8.43%) XSLT
11 7 (8.43%) Servlets
11 7 (8.43%) Ajax
11 7 (8.43%) XMLBeans
12 6 (7.23%) Flash
13 5 (6.02%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.66%) W3C
2 7 (8.43%) Web 2.0
3 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 22 (26.51%) UNIX
2 19 (22.89%) Linux
3 18 (21.69%) Windows
4 7 (8.43%) HPUX
4 7 (8.43%) Solaris
5 6 (7.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (7.23%) AIX
5 6 (7.23%) SUSE
6 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (68.67%) E-Commerce
2 26 (31.33%) Project Management
3 20 (24.10%) Time Management
4 16 (19.28%) OO
5 14 (16.87%) Change Management
6 9 (10.84%) ITIL
6 9 (10.84%) Web Design
6 9 (10.84%) Content Management
6 9 (10.84%) System Testing
6 9 (10.84%) Responsive Web Design
6 9 (10.84%) Analytics
7 6 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (7.23%) Change Control
7 6 (7.23%) Waterfall
7 6 (7.23%) Web Development
7 6 (7.23%) Regression Testing
7 6 (7.23%) Service Delivery
8 5 (6.02%) Automated Testing
9 4 (4.82%) UML
9 4 (4.82%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 41 (49.40%) SQL
2 35 (42.17%) Java
3 31 (37.35%) JavaScript
4 12 (14.46%) T-SQL
5 7 (8.43%) XPath
6 4 (4.82%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.82%) Perl
7 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.20%) VB
7 1 (1.20%) C#
7 1 (1.20%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (13.25%) Degree
2 8 (9.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (9.64%) ISEB
3 3 (3.61%) Sun Certification
4 2 (2.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) SLA
2 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.41%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 26 (31.33%) IBM
2 14 (16.87%) Oracle
3 12 (14.46%) HP
4 11 (13.25%) Sybase
5 9 (10.84%) Adobe
5 9 (10.84%) Sun
6 7 (8.43%) Interwoven
7 6 (7.23%) Dell
7 6 (7.23%) Red Hat
8 4 (4.82%) Elastic Path
8 4 (4.82%) Blue Martini
8 4 (4.82%) Microsoft
8 4 (4.82%) ATG
9 2 (2.41%) SAP
9 2 (2.41%) Citrix
10 1 (1.20%) Remedy
10 1 (1.20%) Niku
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