Period
to 16 August 2018

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 16 August 2018 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 6 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 +4
Contract jobs citing Finance 194 161 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 12.33% 12.49% 16.53%
As % of the General category 34.77% 33.54% 38.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 97 125
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -14.71% -1.73%
10th Percentile £313 £252 £222
90th Percentile £588 £596 £583
East of England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - -7.69%
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +13.82% +61.84% -

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 558 480 617
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 35.45% 37.24% 42.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 252 324
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £414 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.72% +0.30% +3.13%
10th Percentile £210 £225 £216
90th Percentile £569 £600 £563
East of England median daily rate £463 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 10
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £22.50 £30.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.83% +70.83% -14.02%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.98 £11.18
90th Percentile £35.90 £40.00 £33.20
East of England median hourly rate £19.50 £33.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year -40.91% +10.92% -8.46%

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 16 August 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 August 2018. 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 61 £450 +24.14% 13
Welwyn Garden City +4 36 £463 -15.91% 3
Hatfield -3 10 £450 +31.39% 7
Stevenage -15 8 £588 +62.07% 2
St Albans 0 7 £300 -7.69% 5
Rickmansworth -8 7 £350 +55.56% 1
Hemel Hempstead -11 5 £438 +18.24% 5
Potters Bar - 5 £438 - 2
Hertford - 3 £413 - 2
Hitchin -2 2 £505 +20.60%
Kings Langley - 2 £453 -
Royston - 2 - - 3
Welwyn +5 1 £288 -48.89%
Cheshunt - 1 - -
Finance
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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 56 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (21.65%) Oracle
3 36 (18.56%) Retail
4 35 (18.04%) ERP
5 29 (14.95%) Java
6 27 (13.92%) Project Management
6 27 (13.92%) Oracle Fusion
7 26 (13.40%) Waterfall
8 25 (12.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (12.37%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (11.86%) SAP
11 21 (10.82%) Continuous Improvement
12 20 (10.31%) SQL
13 17 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (8.25%) Hyperion
14 16 (8.25%) Change Management
14 16 (8.25%) Scrum
15 15 (7.73%) Migration
15 15 (7.73%) Microsoft Excel
16 14 (7.22%) Performance Management
16 14 (7.22%) SaaS
17 13 (6.70%) Data Migration
17 13 (6.70%) Business Analysis
17 13 (6.70%) JIRA
17 13 (6.70%) Microsoft
17 13 (6.70%) Spring
17 13 (6.70%) Greenfield Project
18 12 (6.19%) Software Engineering
18 12 (6.19%) TDD
19 11 (5.67%) Kanban

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 9 (4.64%) CMS
2 6 (3.09%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.06%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.55%) Apache
5 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (7.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.06%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.12%) HFM
2 7 (3.61%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (3.09%) Hyperion Planning
3 6 (3.09%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (3.09%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (3.09%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (2.58%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (2.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 5 (2.58%) SAP FI
5 4 (2.06%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (1.03%) BPCS
6 2 (1.03%) Movex
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
6 2 (1.03%) Sage 50
6 2 (1.03%) SAP CO
6 2 (1.03%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.52%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.52%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.22%) SaaS
2 4 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.52%) IaaS
3 1 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.58%) Firewall
2 3 (1.55%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (1.55%) LAN
2 3 (1.55%) WAN
3 2 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.03%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (1.03%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.03%) VLAN
3 2 (1.03%) Wireless
3 2 (1.03%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.52%) 2G
4 1 (0.52%) 3G
4 1 (0.52%) BGP
4 1 (0.52%) EIGRP
4 1 (0.52%) GSM
4 1 (0.52%) IPsec
4 1 (0.52%) OSPF
4 1 (0.52%) RNC
4 1 (0.52%) SSL
4 1 (0.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (4.12%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.61%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (3.09%) Essbase
4 6 (3.09%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (2.58%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.55%) MS Access
7 3 (1.55%) Power BI
8 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.52%) Big Data
9 1 (0.52%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.52%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 13 (6.70%) JIRA
2 3 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.03%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.03%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.52%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.52%) gulp
4 1 (0.52%) JBehave
4 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.52%) Selenium
4 1 (0.52%) Subversion
4 1 (0.52%) VersionOne
4 1 (0.52%) webpack
General
1 36 (18.56%) Retail
2 10 (5.15%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.55%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.03%) Advertising
4 2 (1.03%) Banking
4 2 (1.03%) Law
4 2 (1.03%) Legal
4 2 (1.03%) Local Government
4 2 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.52%) Billing
5 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.52%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.52%) Marketing
5 1 (0.52%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 42 (21.65%) Analyst
2 31 (15.98%) Project Manager
3 29 (14.95%) Developer
4 23 (11.86%) Business Analyst
5 20 (10.31%) Architect
6 16 (8.25%) Financial Analyst
7 13 (6.70%) Java Developer
8 11 (5.67%) Consultant
8 11 (5.67%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (5.15%) Finance Business Analyst
10 9 (4.64%) Data Analyst
11 8 (4.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 8 (4.12%) Senior Manager
12 7 (3.61%) Data Business Analyst
12 7 (3.61%) Oracle Analyst
13 6 (3.09%) Finance Manager
13 6 (3.09%) Finance Project Manager
13 6 (3.09%) Migration Analyst
13 6 (3.09%) Oracle Business Analyst
13 6 (3.09%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.92%) Oracle Fusion
2 13 (6.70%) Spring
3 9 (4.64%) AngularJS
4 8 (4.12%) JSP
4 8 (4.12%) Web Services
5 7 (3.61%) Spring MVC
6 6 (3.09%) JSON
7 5 (2.58%) .NET
7 5 (2.58%) HTML
7 5 (2.58%) HTML5
7 5 (2.58%) J2EE
7 5 (2.58%) REST
7 5 (2.58%) Spring Boot
8 4 (2.06%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.06%) CSS
9 3 (1.55%) JAXB
9 3 (1.55%) Middleware
9 3 (1.55%) RESTful
9 3 (1.55%) SOAP
9 3 (1.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.70%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (4.64%) EPoS
4 8 (4.12%) Virtual Team
5 6 (3.09%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.58%) FMCG
7 4 (2.06%) User Experience
8 2 (1.03%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.03%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.03%) PMI
8 2 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.52%) Clustering
9 1 (0.52%) DataPower
9 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.52%) Fintech
9 1 (0.52%) Life Science
9 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.52%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.12%) Windows
2 3 (1.55%) Linux
2 3 (1.55%) Unix
2 3 (1.55%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.52%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (18.04%) ERP
3 27 (13.92%) Project Management
4 26 (13.40%) Waterfall
5 25 (12.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (12.37%) Business Intelligence
7 21 (10.82%) Continuous Improvement
8 16 (8.25%) Change Management
8 16 (8.25%) Scrum
9 15 (7.73%) Migration
10 14 (7.22%) Performance Management
11 13 (6.70%) Business Analysis
11 13 (6.70%) Data Migration
12 12 (6.19%) Software Engineering
12 12 (6.19%) TDD
13 11 (5.67%) Kanban
14 10 (5.15%) Data Management
14 10 (5.15%) Problem-Solving
15 9 (4.64%) Decision-Making
15 9 (4.64%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 29 (14.95%) Java
2 20 (10.31%) SQL
3 10 (5.15%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.61%) Java 8
5 5 (2.58%) C#
6 3 (1.55%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.55%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.03%) PHP
7 2 (1.03%) Python
7 2 (1.03%) VBA
8 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.52%) ES6
8 1 (0.52%) Go
8 1 (0.52%) Perl
8 1 (0.52%) Ruby
8 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (4.64%) Degree
2 4 (2.06%) PMI Certification
3 3 (1.55%) CCNP
3 3 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.55%) PMP
3 3 (1.55%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.03%) ACCA
4 2 (1.03%) CCNA
4 2 (1.03%) CIMA
5 1 (0.52%) APMG
5 1 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.52%) HND
5 1 (0.52%) MAPM
5 1 (0.52%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.52%) MBA
5 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.52%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.12%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.58%) QA
3 4 (2.06%) SLA
4 3 (1.55%) GDPR
4 3 (1.55%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (1.03%) PMO
6 1 (0.52%) COBIT
6 1 (0.52%) GCP
System Software
1 3 (1.55%) Docker
2 2 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.03%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (4.64%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (1.55%) vRealize
2 3 (1.55%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 2 (1.03%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.03%) Mesos
4 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.52%) Puppet
4 1 (0.52%) Salt
4 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 42 (21.65%) Oracle
2 23 (11.86%) SAP
3 16 (8.25%) Hyperion
4 13 (6.70%) Microsoft
5 10 (5.15%) Cognos
6 9 (4.64%) IBM
7 7 (3.61%) Tableau
8 5 (2.58%) VMware
9 4 (2.06%) Informatica
9 4 (2.06%) MicroStrategy
9 4 (2.06%) Remedy
10 3 (1.55%) Cisco
10 3 (1.55%) Sage
10 3 (1.55%) Teradata
11 2 (1.03%) Embarcadero
11 2 (1.03%) Palo Alto
11 2 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.03%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.03%) Sony
12 1 (0.52%) Sybase