Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +13
Contract jobs citing Finance 59 86 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 16.03% 20.67% 15.53%
As % of the General category 38.06% 43.00% 36.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 49 29
Watford median daily rate £463 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.35% -8.82% +21.43%
10th Percentile £355 £313 £138
90th Percentile £600 £540 £515
Hertfordshire median daily rate £475 £388 £425
% change year-on-year +22.58% -8.82% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Watford median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.44% - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +94.44% -20.00% +16.88%

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 155 200 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 42.12% 48.08% 42.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 81 87
Watford median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £178
90th Percentile £550 £606 £518
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 0
Watford median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £19.86 £25.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -20.58% +56.25% -16.88%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 23 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (27.12%) ERP
3 13 (22.03%) Project Management
3 13 (22.03%) Waterfall
4 12 (20.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (18.64%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (18.64%) SDLC
6 10 (16.95%) Microsoft
6 10 (16.95%) Cognos
6 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Excel
6 10 (16.95%) SAP
6 10 (16.95%) Scrum
7 9 (15.25%) Retail
7 9 (15.25%) Hyperion
7 9 (15.25%) Performance Management
7 9 (15.25%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (13.56%) Kanban
9 7 (11.86%) CMS
9 7 (11.86%) Manufacturing
9 7 (11.86%) Content Management
9 7 (11.86%) EPoS
9 7 (11.86%) Java
9 7 (11.86%) SaaS
9 7 (11.86%) Supplier Management
9 7 (11.86%) Degree
9 7 (11.86%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (10.17%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (10.17%) CRM
11 5 (8.47%) JavaScript

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 7 (11.86%) CMS
2 2 (3.39%) Apache
2 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.69%) CICS
Applications
1 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (6.78%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (3.39%) BPCS
3 2 (3.39%) Movex
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.69%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.69%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.86%) SaaS
2 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.39%) DB2
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.69%) JIRA
2 1 (1.69%) Maven
2 1 (1.69%) Subversion
2 1 (1.69%) VersionOne
General
1 9 (15.25%) Retail
2 7 (11.86%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.39%) Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Law
3 2 (3.39%) Legal
4 1 (1.69%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (30.51%) Project Manager
2 8 (13.56%) Analyst
3 7 (11.86%) Architect
3 7 (11.86%) Finance Manager
3 7 (11.86%) Finance Project Manager
3 7 (11.86%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (10.17%) Developer
4 6 (10.17%) IT Manager
4 6 (10.17%) IT Project Manager
4 6 (10.17%) Senior IT Manager
4 6 (10.17%) Senior IT Project Manager
4 6 (10.17%) Senior Manager
4 6 (10.17%) Senior Project Manager
5 5 (8.47%) Business Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Consultant
5 5 (8.47%) ERP Manager
5 5 (8.47%) ERP Project Manager
6 4 (6.78%) Applications Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Finance Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) Ajax
1 4 (6.78%) CSS
1 4 (6.78%) HTML
1 4 (6.78%) jQuery
1 4 (6.78%) XML
2 3 (5.08%) JSP
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (3.39%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (3.39%) HTML5
3 2 (3.39%) Java EE
3 2 (3.39%) Java SE
3 2 (3.39%) JSTL
3 2 (3.39%) LINQ
3 2 (3.39%) RequireJS
3 2 (3.39%) REST
3 2 (3.39%) RESTful
3 2 (3.39%) Servlets
3 2 (3.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (15.25%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (11.86%) EPoS
4 3 (5.08%) Virtual Team
5 2 (3.39%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (3.39%) Fintech
5 2 (3.39%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.39%) User Experience
6 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.69%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.69%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.39%) zOS
2 1 (1.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (27.12%) ERP
3 13 (22.03%) Project Management
3 13 (22.03%) Waterfall
4 12 (20.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (18.64%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (18.64%) SDLC
6 10 (16.95%) Scrum
7 9 (15.25%) Performance Management
8 8 (13.56%) Kanban
9 7 (11.86%) Content Management
9 7 (11.86%) Supplier Management
10 6 (10.17%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (10.17%) CRM
11 5 (8.47%) Data Architecture
12 4 (6.78%) Business Analysis
12 4 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
12 4 (6.78%) Risk Management
13 3 (5.08%) Scorecard
13 3 (5.08%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.86%) Java
2 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
2 5 (8.47%) SQL
3 3 (5.08%) C#
4 2 (3.39%) Assembly Language
4 2 (3.39%) COBOL
5 1 (1.69%) Java 8
5 1 (1.69%) JCL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) Degree
2 3 (5.08%) PMI Certification
2 3 (5.08%) PMP
3 1 (1.69%) MAPM
3 1 (1.69%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.69%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) Data Quality
2 3 (5.08%) GDPR
3 2 (3.39%) SLA
4 1 (1.69%) GAAP
4 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.69%) QA
4 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (5.08%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.39%) Mesos
4 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (16.95%) Cognos
1 10 (16.95%) Microsoft
1 10 (16.95%) SAP
2 9 (15.25%) Hyperion
3 4 (6.78%) Oracle
4 3 (5.08%) IBM
4 3 (5.08%) Informatica
5 2 (3.39%) Anaplan
5 2 (3.39%) Embarcadero
5 2 (3.39%) Remedy
5 2 (3.39%) Sony
6 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com