Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 3 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8 -9
Contract jobs citing Finance 93 54 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 21.09% 18.82% 10.76%
As % of the General category 43.06% 43.55% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 30 13
Watford median daily rate £363 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.71% +21.43% -9.68%
10th Percentile £300 £199 £305
90th Percentile £539 £538 £485
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -11.76% -5.56% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Watford median hourly rate £18.00 - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.65% -6.52%

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 216 124 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 48.98% 43.21% 39.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 75 49
Watford median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -9.68%
10th Percentile £220 £183 £210
90th Percentile £611 £538 £550
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +9.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Watford median hourly rate £40.00 - £35.00
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +56.25% -20.00% +34.27%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 38 (40.86%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (34.41%) SQL
3 29 (31.18%) Java
3 29 (31.18%) MVC
4 24 (25.81%) Spring
5 23 (24.73%) JSP
5 23 (24.73%) JSON
5 23 (24.73%) Spring MVC
6 17 (18.28%) Workflow
7 15 (16.13%) Legal
7 15 (16.13%) C#
7 15 (16.13%) Microsoft
8 14 (15.05%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (15.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (13.98%) Project Management
9 13 (13.98%) SQL Server
10 12 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (11.83%) .NET
12 10 (10.75%) French Language
12 10 (10.75%) SDLC
13 9 (9.68%) JIRA
13 9 (9.68%) TDD
13 9 (9.68%) ETL
14 8 (8.60%) Data Modelling
14 8 (8.60%) Python
14 8 (8.60%) Waterfall
14 8 (8.60%) Analytics
14 8 (8.60%) Ansible

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 (1.08%) Confluence
1 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.08%) Sage X3
2 1 (1.08%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.08%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.08%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.23%) Office 365
3 1 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.08%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.08%) npm
3 1 (1.08%) Route 53
3 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.15%) DHCP
1 2 (2.15%) DNS
1 2 (2.15%) Firewall
1 2 (2.15%) IGMP
1 2 (2.15%) LAN
1 2 (2.15%) Multicast
1 2 (2.15%) Wireless
1 2 (2.15%) WLAN
2 1 (1.08%) ATM
2 1 (1.08%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.98%) SQL Server
2 12 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 12 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (7.53%) Power BI
3 7 (7.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (5.38%) Qlik Sense
5 4 (4.30%) Big Data
6 3 (3.23%) Data Lake
6 3 (3.23%) OLAP
6 3 (3.23%) OLAP Cube
6 3 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.23%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.23%) Redis
6 3 (3.23%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.15%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.08%) DB2
8 1 (1.08%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.08%) MySQL
8 1 (1.08%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 14 (15.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (9.68%) JIRA
3 4 (4.30%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.15%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.15%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.15%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.15%) JUnit
4 2 (2.15%) Selenium
4 2 (2.15%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.08%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.08%) GCC
5 1 (1.08%) GitLab
5 1 (1.08%) JMeter
5 1 (1.08%) jMock
5 1 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio Code
5 1 (1.08%) webpack
General
1 15 (16.13%) Legal
2 10 (10.75%) French Language
3 4 (4.30%) Publishing
4 2 (2.15%) Back Office
4 2 (2.15%) Front Office
4 2 (2.15%) Retail
5 1 (1.08%) Banking
5 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 52 (55.91%) Developer
2 32 (34.41%) SQL Developer
3 23 (24.73%) Java Developer
4 22 (23.66%) JSP Developer
5 11 (11.83%) Analyst
6 10 (10.75%) C# Developer
6 10 (10.75%) SQL Server Developer
7 9 (9.68%) Project Manager
7 9 (9.68%) SSIS Developer
7 9 (9.68%) SSRS Developer
8 8 (8.60%) Junior
8 8 (8.60%) Senior Manager
8 8 (8.60%) Senior Project Manager
8 8 (8.60%) Tester
9 7 (7.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 7 (7.53%) Full Stack Developer
9 7 (7.53%) Junior Software Tester
9 7 (7.53%) Junior Tester
9 7 (7.53%) Software Tester
10 6 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (25.81%) Spring
2 23 (24.73%) JSON
2 23 (24.73%) JSP
2 23 (24.73%) Spring MVC
3 11 (11.83%) .NET
4 6 (6.45%) WCF
5 5 (5.38%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (5.38%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (4.30%) AngularJS
6 4 (4.30%) React
6 4 (4.30%) REST
7 3 (3.23%) CSS
7 3 (3.23%) HTML
7 3 (3.23%) Node.js
7 3 (3.23%) WPF
8 2 (2.15%) HTML5
8 2 (2.15%) jQuery
8 2 (2.15%) Web Services
9 1 (1.08%) CSS3
9 1 (1.08%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (7.53%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (6.45%) Virtual Team
3 4 (4.30%) Fintech
3 4 (4.30%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.08%) EPoS
5 1 (1.08%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.08%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.08%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.30%) Linux
2 3 (3.23%) Unix
3 2 (2.15%) Windows
4 1 (1.08%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.08%) Solaris
4 1 (1.08%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (40.86%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (31.18%) MVC
3 17 (18.28%) Workflow
4 14 (15.05%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (13.98%) Project Management
6 10 (10.75%) SDLC
7 9 (9.68%) ETL
7 9 (9.68%) TDD
8 8 (8.60%) Analytics
8 8 (8.60%) Data Modelling
8 8 (8.60%) Waterfall
9 7 (7.53%) Software Testing
9 7 (7.53%) Test Planning
10 6 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (6.45%) Scrum
10 6 (6.45%) SOLID
11 5 (5.38%) Data Analytics
11 5 (5.38%) DevOps
11 5 (5.38%) Matrix Management
11 5 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (34.41%) SQL
2 29 (31.18%) Java
3 15 (16.13%) C#
4 8 (8.60%) Python
5 7 (7.53%) Ruby
6 4 (4.30%) R
6 4 (4.30%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.23%) C
7 3 (3.23%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.23%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.08%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.08%) COBOL
8 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (5.38%) Degree
2 2 (2.15%) CCNP
2 2 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.15%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.30%) Docker
2 3 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (8.60%) Ansible
2 4 (4.30%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.23%) Puppet
4 1 (1.08%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.08%) Mesos
Vendors
1 15 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.53%) HP
3 4 (4.30%) Alteryx
3 4 (4.30%) Tableau
4 3 (3.23%) VMware
5 2 (2.15%) Cisco
5 2 (2.15%) SAP
5 2 (2.15%) Teradata
6 1 (1.08%) Ariba
6 1 (1.08%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.08%) Cognos
6 1 (1.08%) Google
6 1 (1.08%) IBM
6 1 (1.08%) Nintex
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle
6 1 (1.08%) Sage
6 1 (1.08%) Sybase