Period
to 18 December 2018

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 6 months to 18 December 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
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 4 2
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2 +10
Contract jobs citing Finance 36 87 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 9.70% 20.37% 20.27%
As % of the General category 27.27% 40.85% 45.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 69 33
Watford median daily rate £443 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.07% -19.44% +16.13%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £265
90th Percentile £600 £540 £538
Hertfordshire median daily rate £475 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +26.67% -11.76% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Watford median hourly rate - £18.00 -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% -20.00% +4.65%

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 Watford with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 132 213 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 35.58% 49.88% 44.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 81 78
Watford median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £294 £213 £196
90th Percentile £544 £613 £538
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Watford median hourly rate £36.25 £18.00 £11.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +101.39% +58.87% -54.22%
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +2.33% +48.28% -30.74%

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 6 months to 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 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 Watford region with a requirement for Finance.

1 11 (30.56%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (27.78%) Cognos
2 10 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (25.00%) ERP
3 9 (25.00%) Hyperion
3 9 (25.00%) Performance Management
4 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (19.44%) Supplier Management
6 6 (16.67%) Project Management
7 5 (13.89%) SAP
7 5 (13.89%) Data Cleansing
7 5 (13.89%) SDLC
8 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
8 4 (11.11%) Migration
8 4 (11.11%) Degree
8 4 (11.11%) Java
8 4 (11.11%) SQL
8 4 (11.11%) Data Modelling
8 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (11.11%) Risk Management
9 3 (8.33%) SAP FI
9 3 (8.33%) MVC
9 3 (8.33%) Scrum
9 3 (8.33%) SAP HR
9 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
9 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
9 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
9 3 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 3 (8.33%) Functional Testing

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 1 (2.78%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) SAP FI
1 3 (8.33%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.56%) DB2
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.78%) Maven
General
1 2 (5.56%) Banking
1 2 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 7 (19.44%) Finance Manager
2 7 (19.44%) Finance Project Manager
3 6 (16.67%) Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Business Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) ERP Manager
4 5 (13.89%) ERP Project Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Finance Systems Manager
6 2 (5.56%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) IT Manager
6 2 (5.56%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Senior IT Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Senior IT Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) .NET
1 2 (5.56%) .NET Framework
1 2 (5.56%) Ajax
1 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
1 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (5.56%) CSS
1 2 (5.56%) HTML
1 2 (5.56%) jQuery
1 2 (5.56%) LINQ
1 2 (5.56%) RequireJS
1 2 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (2.78%) Akka
2 1 (2.78%) Flash
2 1 (2.78%) ISPF
2 1 (2.78%) JSON
2 1 (2.78%) Kafka
2 1 (2.78%) LDAP
2 1 (2.78%) Spring
2 1 (2.78%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (5.56%) Fintech
3 2 (5.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.78%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (25.00%) ERP
2 9 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (19.44%) Supplier Management
5 6 (16.67%) Project Management
6 5 (13.89%) Data Cleansing
6 5 (13.89%) SDLC
7 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
7 4 (11.11%) Data Modelling
7 4 (11.11%) Migration
7 4 (11.11%) Risk Management
8 3 (8.33%) Functional Testing
8 3 (8.33%) MVC
8 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
8 3 (8.33%) Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (8.33%) Scrum
8 3 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 2 (5.56%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) Java
1 4 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) Assembly Language
2 2 (5.56%) C#
2 2 (5.56%) COBOL
2 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.78%) Java 8
3 1 (2.78%) JCL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) PMI Certification
2 2 (5.56%) PMP
2 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) GDPR
1 2 (5.56%) PMO
2 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.78%) GAAP
2 1 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Cognos
2 9 (25.00%) Hyperion
3 5 (13.89%) SAP
4 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.56%) Anaplan
5 2 (5.56%) IBM
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle
6 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com