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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 13 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 17 41 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 12.06% 30.83% 44.58%
As % of the General category 36.96% 65.08% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 3
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£350 £388 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +14.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.26 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.86% -5.71%
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
46 63 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 32.62% 47.37% 60.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 26 8
Average daily rate £350 £394 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £248 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

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 28 August 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 14 (46.67%) Java
1 14 (46.67%) J2EE
2 13 (43.33%) Project Management
3 11 (36.67%) IBM
3 11 (36.67%) E-Commerce
3 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (36.67%) WebSphere
3 11 (36.67%) Waterfall
4 10 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (33.33%) Time Management
5 7 (23.33%) Windows
5 7 (23.33%) Linux
5 7 (23.33%) Oracle
5 7 (23.33%) SQL
5 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
6 6 (20.00%) .NET
6 6 (20.00%) Retail
7 5 (16.67%) Migration
7 5 (16.67%) Degree
8 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (13.33%) MongoDB
8 4 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (13.33%) Hibernate
8 4 (13.33%) Sybase ASE
8 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (13.33%) Spring
8 4 (13.33%) JSP
8 4 (13.33%) Web Services
8 4 (13.33%) Sybase

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (36.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (6.67%) Lync
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) LiveLink
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) MS Office
3 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.67%) Agresso
3 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (3.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) SAN
2 2 (6.67%) Intranet
2 2 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) LAN
3 1 (3.33%) WAN
3 1 (3.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Crystal Reports
1 4 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (13.33%) Sybase ASE
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Electronics
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 10 (33.33%) E-Commerce Project Manager
2 10 (33.33%) E-Commerce Manager
3 7 (23.33%) Developer
4 5 (16.67%) IT Project Manager
5 4 (13.33%) Java Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (13.33%) Implementation Manager
5 4 (13.33%) Implementation Project Manager
5 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 4 (13.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 4 (13.33%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (13.33%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (10.00%) Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Applications Support
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Support Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Applications Support Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (46.67%) J2EE
2 6 (20.00%) .NET
3 4 (13.33%) JSP
3 4 (13.33%) Web Services
3 4 (13.33%) Hibernate
3 4 (13.33%) Spring
4 1 (3.33%) Catalyst
4 1 (3.33%) Moose
4 1 (3.33%) EDI
4 1 (3.33%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) PMI
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) FMCG
3 1 (3.33%) EPoS
3 1 (3.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
1 7 (23.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Project Management
2 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) E-Commerce
2 11 (36.67%) Waterfall
3 10 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 10 (33.33%) Time Management
4 5 (16.67%) Migration
5 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
6 3 (10.00%) CRM
6 3 (10.00%) ITIL
6 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.67%) ETL
7 2 (6.67%) ERP
7 2 (6.67%) ITSM
7 2 (6.67%) Workflow
7 2 (6.67%) Information Architecture
7 2 (6.67%) Release Management
7 2 (6.67%) Change Control
8 1 (3.33%) High Availability
8 1 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) Java
2 7 (23.33%) SQL
3 4 (13.33%) T-SQL
3 4 (13.33%) C
3 4 (13.33%) C#
3 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.33%) Perl
5 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) PMI Certification
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.33%) MCSE
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) IBM
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (23.33%) Oracle
3 4 (13.33%) Sybase
4 3 (10.00%) SAP
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix
5 1 (3.33%) ATG
5 1 (3.33%) VMware
5 1 (3.33%) hybris
Watford, Hertfordshire
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