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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 4 19
Rank change year-on-year +2 +15  
Contract jobs citing Finance 25 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 20.83% 22.92% 6.40%
As % of the General category 54.35% 50.00% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 4
Median daily rate £350 £319 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.80% -32.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £300 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £507 £840
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £20.75 £17.75
% change year-on-year +44.57% +16.90%  

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 46 44 38
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 38.33% 45.83% 30.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 21
Median daily rate £400 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £301 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £524 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £11.33 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -69.78% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +20.00%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford citing Finance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 March 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 March 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 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (24.53%) Scrum
2 13 (24.53%) Project Management
2 13 (24.53%) Legal
3 12 (22.64%) Retail
4 11 (20.75%) Selenium
4 11 (20.75%) Java
4 11 (20.75%) WebDriver
4 11 (20.75%) Cucumber
5 7 (13.21%) Windows
5 7 (13.21%) E-Commerce
5 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
5 7 (13.21%) Test Scripting
5 7 (13.21%) Manual Testing
5 7 (13.21%) Test Automation
5 7 (13.21%) Ruby
5 7 (13.21%) MongoDB
6 6 (11.32%) BDD
6 6 (11.32%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (11.32%) Degree
6 6 (11.32%) PRINCE2
6 6 (11.32%) Linux
6 6 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (11.32%) Risk Management
7 5 (9.43%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (9.43%) Hibernate
7 5 (9.43%) Active Directory
7 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
7 5 (9.43%) SQL
7 5 (9.43%) T-SQL

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 3 (5.66%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.77%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) MS Office
2 2 (3.77%) MS Project
3 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.89%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Azure Active Directory
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (9.43%) Office 365
1 5 (9.43%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) MongoDB
2 5 (9.43%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (9.43%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (9.43%) Sybase ASE
3 2 (3.77%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.89%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 11 (20.75%) Cucumber
1 11 (20.75%) Selenium
1 11 (20.75%) WebDriver
2 3 (5.66%) JBehave
3 1 (1.89%) Hudson
3 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (24.53%) Legal
2 12 (22.64%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Analyst
2 10 (18.87%) Developer
2 10 (18.87%) Java Developer
3 8 (15.09%) Business Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) E-Commerce Manager
4 5 (9.43%) E-Commerce Programme Manager
4 5 (9.43%) Programme Manager
4 5 (9.43%) Test Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Automation Test Lead
5 4 (7.55%) Test Leader
6 3 (5.66%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Consultant
6 3 (5.66%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Developer in Test
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Services Delivery Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Technical Delivery Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Technical Service Delivery Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) AngularJS
1 5 (9.43%) Hibernate
1 5 (9.43%) J2EE
1 5 (9.43%) JSP
1 5 (9.43%) Spring
1 5 (9.43%) Web Services
2 4 (7.55%) Gherkin
3 3 (5.66%) .NET
4 2 (3.77%) Spring Boot
5 1 (1.89%) Middleware
5 1 (1.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.89%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Windows
2 6 (11.32%) Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (24.53%) Project Management
2 13 (24.53%) Scrum
3 7 (13.21%) E-Commerce
3 7 (13.21%) Manual Testing
3 7 (13.21%) Test Automation
3 7 (13.21%) Test Scripting
4 6 (11.32%) BDD
4 6 (11.32%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (11.32%) PRINCE2
4 6 (11.32%) Risk Management
4 6 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (9.43%) Programme Management
5 5 (9.43%) TDD
5 5 (9.43%) Time Management
6 4 (7.55%) Capacity Management
6 4 (7.55%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (7.55%) Identity Management
6 4 (7.55%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (5.66%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.75%) Java
2 7 (13.21%) Ruby
3 5 (9.43%) C
3 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.43%) SQL
3 5 (9.43%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.66%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) Degree
2 5 (9.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (5.66%) MCSE
3 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.89%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) Docker
2 1 (1.89%) Firmware
2 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.89%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (5.66%) SCOM
3 1 (1.89%) Ansible
3 1 (1.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.43%) Sybase
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco
4 1 (1.89%) EMC
4 1 (1.89%) HP
4 1 (1.89%) iManage
4 1 (1.89%) NetApp
4 1 (1.89%) NGA Human Resources
4 1 (1.89%) SAP
4 1 (1.89%) Veritas
4 1 (1.89%) VMware