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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 7 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 16 32 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 11.76% 34.04% 40.00%
As % of the General category 42.11% 69.57% 72.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
Average daily rate
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£419 £375 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £307 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £395 £593
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
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
38 46 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 27.94% 48.94% 55.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 15
Average daily rate £400 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £290 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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
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 19 December 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 29 (55.77%) Retail
2 26 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 26 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 15 (28.85%) HTML
3 15 (28.85%) Java
3 15 (28.85%) SQL
4 13 (25.00%) User Experience
5 12 (23.08%) JavaScript
6 11 (21.15%) Degree
7 10 (19.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (19.23%) Photoshop
7 10 (19.23%) CSS
7 10 (19.23%) UNIX
8 9 (17.31%) J2EE
9 8 (15.38%) XML
10 7 (13.46%) MQSeries
10 7 (13.46%) Oracle
10 7 (13.46%) IBM
10 7 (13.46%) HP
10 7 (13.46%) Project Management
10 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (11.54%) Usability Testing
11 6 (11.54%) Information Architecture
11 6 (11.54%) OmniGraffle
11 6 (11.54%) Axure RP
11 6 (11.54%) B2B
11 6 (11.54%) B2C
11 6 (11.54%) Change Management
11 6 (11.54%) Banking
11 6 (11.54%) Spring

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (13.46%) MQSeries
2 4 (7.69%) Adobe CQ
2 4 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.77%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (19.23%) Adobe Illustrator
1 10 (19.23%) Photoshop
2 6 (11.54%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.85%) SAP PS
3 1 (1.92%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.92%) SAP CS
3 1 (1.92%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.92%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.92%) SAP PP
3 1 (1.92%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) Internet
1 3 (5.77%) HTTP
1 3 (5.77%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) DbVisualizer
1 4 (7.69%) Relational Database
1 4 (7.69%) DB2
1 4 (7.69%) MySQL
2 3 (5.77%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.85%) Sybase ASE
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Axure RP
2 4 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (7.69%) LoadRunner
3 3 (5.77%) Subversion
3 3 (5.77%) Log4j
3 3 (5.77%) Maven
3 3 (5.77%) Eclipse
3 3 (5.77%) Ant
3 3 (5.77%) JUnit
4 1 (1.92%) JIRA
General
1 29 (55.77%) Retail
2 26 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 6 (11.54%) Banking
4 4 (7.69%) Marketing
5 2 (3.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (21.15%) Developer
1 11 (21.15%) Consultant
2 10 (19.23%) Analyst
3 8 (15.38%) Business Analyst
4 6 (11.54%) User Experience Consultant
5 5 (9.62%) Java Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Designer
6 4 (7.69%) Digital Designer
6 4 (7.69%) Tester
6 4 (7.69%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Coordinator
7 3 (5.77%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (3.85%) C++ Developer
8 2 (3.85%) C++ Software Developer
8 2 (3.85%) SAP Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.85%) HTML
2 10 (19.23%) CSS
3 9 (17.31%) J2EE
4 8 (15.38%) XML
5 6 (11.54%) Spring
6 5 (9.62%) Hibernate
6 5 (9.62%) JSP
6 5 (9.62%) Web Services
7 4 (7.69%) REST
7 4 (7.69%) HTML5
7 4 (7.69%) Flash
7 4 (7.69%) SOAP
8 3 (5.77%) JSON
8 3 (5.77%) JSTL
8 3 (5.77%) XMLBeans
8 3 (5.77%) Ajax
8 3 (5.77%) JMS
8 3 (5.77%) Struts
8 3 (5.77%) Servlets
8 3 (5.77%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.00%) User Experience
2 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.77%) Web 2.0
3 3 (5.77%) W3C
4 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.92%) EPoS
5 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) UNIX
2 5 (9.62%) Linux
2 5 (9.62%) HPUX
3 3 (5.77%) Solaris
4 2 (3.85%) Windows
4 2 (3.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 7 (13.46%) Project Management
3 6 (11.54%) Usability Testing
3 6 (11.54%) Information Architecture
3 6 (11.54%) B2B
3 6 (11.54%) B2C
3 6 (11.54%) Change Management
3 6 (11.54%) Competitor Analysis
4 5 (9.62%) System Testing
5 4 (7.69%) Migration
5 4 (7.69%) Regression Testing
5 4 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 4 (7.69%) Content Management
6 3 (5.77%) Strategic Planning
6 3 (5.77%) Workflow
6 3 (5.77%) BPR
6 3 (5.77%) OO
6 3 (5.77%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (5.77%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.85%) Java
1 15 (28.85%) SQL
2 12 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.77%) XPath
4 2 (3.85%) C++
4 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) Degree
2 5 (9.62%) ISEB
2 5 (9.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (5.77%) Sun Certification
4 2 (3.85%) AAT
4 2 (3.85%) CIMA
4 2 (3.85%) ACCA
5 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) Oracle
1 7 (13.46%) IBM
1 7 (13.46%) HP
2 3 (5.77%) NetApp
2 3 (5.77%) Interwoven
2 3 (5.77%) Dell
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.77%) Sun
2 3 (5.77%) Cisco
3 2 (3.85%) SAP
3 2 (3.85%) Sybase
3 2 (3.85%) Progress