Period
to 22 March 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 22 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
22 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 4 5
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 137 237 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 10.13% 15.52% 14.32%
As % of the General category 28.19% 39.43% 43.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 145 104
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £380 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% -10.59% -5.56%
10th Percentile £320 £215 £208
90th Percentile £588 £583 £539
East of England median daily rate £500 £461 £413
% change year-on-year +8.40% +11.82% -2.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £44.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +46.67% +39.53%
East of England median hourly rate £20.00 £34.25 £33.00
% change year-on-year -41.61% +3.79% +73.68%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 486 601 412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 35.95% 39.36% 32.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 283 234
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £215 £166
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
East of England median daily rate £463 £450 £406
% change year-on-year +2.78% +10.77% +0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 34 26
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.86% -13.58% -5.81%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £48.13 £44.85 £44.09
East of England median hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -33.33% +33.33% +4.65%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Hertfordshire

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in Hertfordshire

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 22 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in Hertfordshire

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Hertfordshire

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 22 March 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +1 46 £450 +34.33% 3
Welwyn Garden City -2 19 £525 +128.26% 1
Hemel Hempstead +11 10 £475 +46.15% 5
Hitchin +2 9 £425 -10.53%
Hatfield +1 9 £600 +33.33% 1
Rickmansworth -3 7 £380 -
St Albans +1 5 £300 - 4
Borehamwood -4 2 £295 -26.25% 2
Letchworth -4 1 - -
Potters Bar - 1 £575 - 5
Finance
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Finance.

1 36 (26.28%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (20.44%) Retail
3 25 (18.25%) Oracle
4 23 (16.79%) SAP
5 22 (16.06%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (15.33%) SQL
7 20 (14.60%) Project Management
7 20 (14.60%) Migration
8 19 (13.87%) JIRA
9 18 (13.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (12.41%) ERP
11 15 (10.95%) IBM
12 13 (9.49%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (8.76%) Analytics
13 12 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
13 12 (8.76%) ITIL
13 12 (8.76%) Management Information System
14 11 (8.03%) PRINCE2
14 11 (8.03%) SQL Server
14 11 (8.03%) Microsoft
14 11 (8.03%) Data Modelling
15 10 (7.30%) Java
15 10 (7.30%) Procure-to-Pay
15 10 (7.30%) SDLC
16 9 (6.57%) Data Migration
16 9 (6.57%) Test Strategy
16 9 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
16 9 (6.57%) Test Scripting
17 8 (5.84%) Scrum
17 8 (5.84%) Cisco

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (2.92%) Confluence
2 2 (1.46%) Apache
2 2 (1.46%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 2 (1.46%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.46%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.73%) CICS
3 1 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.73%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.73%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (4.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (4.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.46%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.38%) SAP FI
2 5 (3.65%) HFM
3 4 (2.92%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (2.92%) NetSuite
3 4 (2.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (2.92%) SAP HR
4 3 (2.19%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (2.19%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (2.19%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (2.19%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (1.46%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (1.46%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (1.46%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.73%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.38%) SaaS
2 6 (4.38%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.92%) Slack
4 2 (1.46%) Akamai
4 2 (1.46%) Office 365
5 1 (0.73%) GitHub
5 1 (0.73%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.38%) DNS
2 5 (3.65%) ATM
3 4 (2.92%) DMZ
3 4 (2.92%) Firewall
3 4 (2.92%) Network Security
4 2 (1.46%) BGP
4 2 (1.46%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (1.46%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.46%) IPsec
4 2 (1.46%) Junos
4 2 (1.46%) OSPF
4 2 (1.46%) SSL
4 2 (1.46%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.46%) VLAN
4 2 (1.46%) VPN
4 2 (1.46%) WAN
5 1 (0.73%) Broadband
5 1 (0.73%) FTP
5 1 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.03%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.38%) DB2
3 5 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.65%) Sybase ASE
4 4 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.92%) Essbase
5 3 (2.19%) MySQL
5 3 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.46%) Power BI
7 1 (0.73%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.73%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.73%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.73%) Redis
Development Applications
1 19 (13.87%) JIRA
2 5 (3.65%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.46%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.46%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (1.46%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.73%) Maven
4 1 (0.73%) Mocha
General
1 28 (20.44%) Retail
2 7 (5.11%) Banking
2 7 (5.11%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.65%) Law
4 4 (2.92%) Retail Banking
4 4 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.19%) French Language
5 3 (2.19%) Marketing
6 2 (1.46%) Electronics
6 2 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.73%) Back Office
7 1 (0.73%) Games
7 1 (0.73%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (21.90%) Developer
2 22 (16.06%) Architect
3 20 (14.60%) Analyst
3 20 (14.60%) Project Manager
4 19 (13.87%) Business Analyst
5 12 (8.76%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (5.84%) SQL Developer
6 8 (5.84%) Test Manager
7 7 (5.11%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.38%) .NET Developer
8 6 (4.38%) Administrator
9 5 (3.65%) Consultant
9 5 (3.65%) Finance Business Analyst
9 5 (3.65%) Mainframe Developer
9 5 (3.65%) T-SQL Developer
10 4 (2.92%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (2.92%) Network Architect
10 4 (2.92%) Network Security Architect
10 4 (2.92%) Programme Manager
10 4 (2.92%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.84%) 802.1X
1 8 (5.84%) Oracle Fusion
1 8 (5.84%) Web Services
2 7 (5.11%) .NET
3 6 (4.38%) ASP.NET
3 6 (4.38%) REST
4 4 (2.92%) CSS
4 4 (2.92%) HTML
4 4 (2.92%) SOAP
5 3 (2.19%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.19%) J2EE
6 2 (1.46%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.46%) jQuery
6 2 (1.46%) Node.js
6 2 (1.46%) Smart Contracts
6 2 (1.46%) Spring
6 2 (1.46%) Spring MVC
7 1 (0.73%) ISPF
7 1 (0.73%) LINQ
7 1 (0.73%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.06%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.76%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.84%) Mainframe
4 7 (5.11%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.92%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.19%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.19%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.46%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.46%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.46%) Fintech
7 2 (1.46%) NHS
7 2 (1.46%) PMI
7 2 (1.46%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (0.73%) FMCG
8 1 (0.73%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.38%) zOS
2 4 (2.92%) Linux
3 2 (1.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (26.28%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (14.60%) Migration
2 20 (14.60%) Project Management
3 18 (13.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (12.41%) ERP
5 13 (9.49%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (8.76%) Analytics
6 12 (8.76%) ITIL
7 11 (8.03%) Data Modelling
7 11 (8.03%) PRINCE2
8 10 (7.30%) Procure-to-Pay
8 10 (7.30%) SDLC
9 9 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (6.57%) Data Migration
9 9 (6.57%) Test Scripting
9 9 (6.57%) Test Strategy
10 8 (5.84%) Decision-Making
10 8 (5.84%) E-Commerce
10 8 (5.84%) Scrum
10 8 (5.84%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.33%) SQL
2 10 (7.30%) Java
3 8 (5.84%) T-SQL
4 6 (4.38%) Assembly Language
4 6 (4.38%) C#
4 6 (4.38%) COBOL
5 4 (2.92%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.92%) XQuery
6 3 (2.19%) PHP
6 3 (2.19%) VB
6 3 (2.19%) VB6
7 2 (1.46%) Java 8
8 1 (0.73%) ES6
8 1 (0.73%) JCL
8 1 (0.73%) Ruby
8 1 (0.73%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (3.65%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.92%) Degree
2 4 (2.92%) PMI Certification
2 4 (2.92%) PMP
3 3 (2.19%) ACCA
3 3 (2.19%) CIMA
3 3 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.46%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.73%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.92%) PMO
3 2 (1.46%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.65%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.46%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.46%) Docker
2 2 (1.46%) Squid
2 2 (1.46%) Varnish
2 2 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.46%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.46%) Puppet
1 2 (1.46%) vCenter Server
2 1 (0.73%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 25 (18.25%) Oracle
2 23 (16.79%) SAP
3 15 (10.95%) IBM
4 11 (8.03%) Microsoft
5 8 (5.84%) Cisco
6 7 (5.11%) Hyperion
7 6 (4.38%) Arista
7 6 (4.38%) Blue Coat
7 6 (4.38%) F5
7 6 (4.38%) Juniper
7 6 (4.38%) Palo Alto
7 6 (4.38%) Riverbed
8 5 (3.65%) Sybase
9 4 (2.92%) Ariba
9 4 (2.92%) CA
9 4 (2.92%) Zscaler
10 3 (2.19%) hybris
10 3 (2.19%) JD Edwards
10 3 (2.19%) VMware
11 2 (1.46%) Epicor