The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in Watford. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 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
Hertfordshire > Watford
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 5 17
Rank change year-on-year +2 +12  
Contract jobs citing Finance 27 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 16.46% 13.24% 8.81%
As % of the General category 47.37% 30.51% 32.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 9
Watford median daily rate £400 £444 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.85% +14.51%  
10th Percentile £314 £138 £305
90th Percentile £543 £578 £528
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £423 £420
% change year-on-year +0.59% +0.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £19.25

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

General Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 57 59 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 34.76% 43.38% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 55 22
Watford median daily rate £419 £375 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.66% -1.63%  
10th Percentile £269 £103 £232
90th Percentile £514 £563 £488
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £413 £390
% change year-on-year - +5.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Watford median hourly rate £40.00 - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +60.00% +11.11%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Watford

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in Watford

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Watford over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in Watford

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Watford

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 16 (30.77%) Legal
2 14 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (26.92%) Project Management
3 12 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (21.15%) Java
4 11 (21.15%) SQL
5 10 (19.23%) Windows
5 10 (19.23%) Spring
6 9 (17.31%) JSP
6 9 (17.31%) Linux
6 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
7 8 (15.38%) T-SQL
7 8 (15.38%) JavaScript
7 8 (15.38%) Retail
7 8 (15.38%) Scrum
8 7 (13.46%) Hibernate
8 7 (13.46%) C
8 7 (13.46%) J2EE
8 7 (13.46%) Sybase
8 7 (13.46%) Web Services
8 7 (13.46%) Sybase ASE
8 7 (13.46%) MongoDB
8 7 (13.46%) AngularJS
9 6 (11.54%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (11.54%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (11.54%) Workflow
10 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Office
10 5 (9.62%) Oracle
10 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
10 5 (9.62%) Active Directory

Finance
Co-occurring 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 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.92%) CMS
2 1 (1.92%) Confluence
2 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.92%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.92%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.92%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.92%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.92%) SAP MDG
2 1 (1.92%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) Azure Active Directory
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (9.62%) Office 365
1 5 (9.62%) OneDrive
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) ATM
1 1 (1.92%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) MongoDB
1 7 (13.46%) Sybase ASE
2 6 (11.54%) Crystal Reports
2 6 (11.54%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.92%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.92%) DB2
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.92%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Selenium
2 4 (7.69%) WebDriver
3 3 (5.77%) Cucumber
3 3 (5.77%) JIRA
3 3 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.92%) GCC
4 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.92%) JMeter
4 1 (1.92%) jMock
4 1 (1.92%) JUnit
4 1 (1.92%) Maven
4 1 (1.92%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.92%) SonarQube
General
1 16 (30.77%) Legal
2 8 (15.38%) Retail
3 2 (3.85%) Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Games
3 2 (3.85%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.92%) French Language
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (21.15%) Developer
2 10 (19.23%) Java Developer
3 9 (17.31%) Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Business Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Consultant
5 4 (7.69%) Tester
6 3 (5.77%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Junior
6 3 (5.77%) Junior Software Tester
6 3 (5.77%) Junior Tester
6 3 (5.77%) Service Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Services Delivery Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Software Tester
6 3 (5.77%) Technical Delivery Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Technical Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Technical Service Delivery Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Technical Services Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Java Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Oracle Applications Functional Consultant
7 2 (3.85%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) Spring
2 9 (17.31%) JSP
3 7 (13.46%) AngularJS
3 7 (13.46%) Hibernate
3 7 (13.46%) J2EE
3 7 (13.46%) Web Services
4 4 (7.69%) Spring Boot
5 3 (5.77%) .NET
5 3 (5.77%) Spring MVC
6 2 (3.85%) JSON
6 2 (3.85%) REST
7 1 (1.92%) HTML
7 1 (1.92%) HTML5
7 1 (1.92%) JDBC
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (1.92%) Servlets
7 1 (1.92%) SOAP
7 1 (1.92%) Spring Batch
7 1 (1.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.85%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.92%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Windows
2 9 (17.31%) Linux
3 3 (5.77%) Unix
4 1 (1.92%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.92%) Solaris
4 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.92%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (26.92%) Project Management
2 12 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (15.38%) Scrum
4 6 (11.54%) Workflow
5 5 (9.62%) Microservices
5 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
5 5 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (7.69%) Data Management
6 4 (7.69%) E-Commerce
6 4 (7.69%) ETL
6 4 (7.69%) Identity Management
6 4 (7.69%) IT Strategy
6 4 (7.69%) Kanban
6 4 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (7.69%) MVC
6 4 (7.69%) Test Automation
6 4 (7.69%) Waterfall
7 3 (5.77%) Risk Management
7 3 (5.77%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) Java
1 11 (21.15%) SQL
2 8 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 8 (15.38%) T-SQL
3 7 (13.46%) C
4 3 (5.77%) C#
4 3 (5.77%) Ruby
5 2 (3.85%) Python
6 1 (1.92%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.92%) COBOL
6 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) Degree
1 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.92%) MCSE
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.92%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.92%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.92%) Docker
3 1 (1.92%) Firmware
3 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (3.85%) Ansible
3 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.92%) Puppet
3 1 (1.92%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.46%) Sybase
3 5 (9.62%) Oracle
4 4 (7.69%) HP
5 3 (5.77%) SAP
6 2 (3.85%) VMware
7 1 (1.92%) Ariba
7 1 (1.92%) Cisco
7 1 (1.92%) EMC
7 1 (1.92%) Google
7 1 (1.92%) IBM
7 1 (1.92%) iManage
7 1 (1.92%) NetApp
7 1 (1.92%) Teradata
7 1 (1.92%) Veritas
Watford, Hertfordshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
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