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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 1 10 15
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +5
Contract jobs citing Finance 27 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 22.69% 14.89% 6.96%
As % of the General category 56.25% 29.17% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 3
Median daily rate £450 £450 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £304 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £860
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +60.60%

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
48 48 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 40.34% 51.06% 27.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 27 17
Median daily rate £450 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £307 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £11.33 £26.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.42% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +43.23%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Watford region citing Finance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Finance.

1 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.00%) Retail
2 12 (25.00%) Scrum
3 11 (22.92%) Cucumber
4 10 (20.83%) Project Management
4 10 (20.83%) Java
4 10 (20.83%) Selenium
4 10 (20.83%) WebDriver
5 9 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 9 (18.75%) PRINCE2
6 8 (16.67%) MS Office
7 7 (14.58%) Legal
7 7 (14.58%) Ruby
7 7 (14.58%) Test Scripting
7 7 (14.58%) Manual Testing
8 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (12.50%) Degree
8 6 (12.50%) Risk Management
8 6 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 6 (12.50%) BDD
8 6 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (10.42%) Office 365
9 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (10.42%) OneDrive
9 5 (10.42%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
9 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
9 5 (10.42%) Programme Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.25%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.17%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (16.67%) MS Office
2 4 (8.33%) MS Project
3 3 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.42%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (10.42%) Office 365
2 5 (10.42%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Skype
2 1 (2.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (2.08%) IPsec
2 1 (2.08%) Network Security
2 1 (2.08%) WAN
2 1 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.17%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 11 (22.92%) Cucumber
2 10 (20.83%) Selenium
2 10 (20.83%) WebDriver
3 3 (6.25%) JBehave
4 1 (2.08%) Hudson
4 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (25.00%) Retail
2 7 (14.58%) Legal
3 2 (4.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Analyst
2 9 (18.75%) Developer
2 9 (18.75%) Java Developer
3 6 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 5 (10.42%) E-Commerce Manager
4 5 (10.42%) E-Commerce Programme Manager
4 5 (10.42%) Programme Manager
4 5 (10.42%) Test Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Automation Test Lead
5 4 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Test Leader
6 3 (6.25%) Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Developer in Test
6 3 (6.25%) Project Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) Gherkin
2 3 (6.25%) Web Services
3 2 (4.17%) .NET
3 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.17%) AWT
3 2 (4.17%) Hibernate
3 2 (4.17%) J2EE
3 2 (4.17%) JSP
3 2 (4.17%) Regular Expression
3 2 (4.17%) Spring
3 2 (4.17%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.08%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Linux
1 3 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.00%) Scrum
3 10 (20.83%) Project Management
4 9 (18.75%) PRINCE2
4 9 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 7 (14.58%) Manual Testing
5 7 (14.58%) Test Scripting
6 6 (12.50%) BDD
6 6 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 6 (12.50%) Risk Management
7 5 (10.42%) Programme Management
7 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (10.42%) Supplier Management
7 5 (10.42%) TDD
8 4 (8.33%) Change Management
8 4 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (8.33%) Identity Management
8 4 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) Java
2 7 (14.58%) Ruby
3 2 (4.17%) C
3 2 (4.17%) C#
3 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.17%) SQL
3 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Degree
2 5 (10.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (6.25%) MCSE
4 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) Docker
2 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (6.25%) SCOM
3 1 (2.08%) Ansible
3 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.25%) NGA Human Resources
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) Sybase
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco
4 1 (2.08%) F5
4 1 (2.08%) HP
4 1 (2.08%) iManage
4 1 (2.08%) Juniper
4 1 (2.08%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.08%) Veritas