Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +16
Contract jobs citing Finance 60 71 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 17.80% 20.64% 17.97%
As % of the General category 38.71% 46.41% 39.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 34 29
Watford median daily rate £450 £363 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -12.12% +17.86%
10th Percentile £348 £313 £172
90th Percentile £600 £535 £528
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £363 £425
% change year-on-year +24.14% -14.71% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Watford median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.44% - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +55.84%

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 155 153 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 45.99% 44.48% 46.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 70 90
Watford median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £283 £205
90th Percentile £550 £575 £539
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £413 £413
% change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 0
Watford median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £30.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +92.19% -23.57%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 27 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (28.33%) Java
3 16 (26.67%) Waterfall
4 15 (25.00%) Project Management
4 15 (25.00%) Retail
5 12 (20.00%) ERP
6 11 (18.33%) Scrum
7 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (15.00%) Kanban
8 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
9 8 (13.33%) Cognos
9 8 (13.33%) SQL
9 8 (13.33%) SAP
9 8 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
9 8 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (11.67%) CMS
10 7 (11.67%) Content Management
10 7 (11.67%) Hyperion
10 7 (11.67%) EPoS
10 7 (11.67%) Performance Management
10 7 (11.67%) SaaS
10 7 (11.67%) SDLC
10 7 (11.67%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (11.67%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (10.00%) Degree
11 6 (10.00%) E-Commerce
11 6 (10.00%) IBM
11 6 (10.00%) Manufacturing

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 (11.67%) CMS
2 5 (8.33%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.33%) Apache
3 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (3.33%) BPCS
3 2 (3.33%) Movex
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.67%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.67%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.67%) SaaS
2 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.67%) Blockchain
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.67%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (3.33%) JIRA
2 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.67%) gulp
2 1 (1.67%) JBehave
2 1 (1.67%) Selenium
2 1 (1.67%) Subversion
2 1 (1.67%) VersionOne
2 1 (1.67%) webpack
General
1 15 (25.00%) Retail
2 6 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.33%) Law
3 2 (3.33%) Legal
4 1 (1.67%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) Project Manager
2 8 (13.33%) Analyst
2 8 (13.33%) Architect
3 7 (11.67%) Developer
3 7 (11.67%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 5 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Applications Architect
5 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce Manager
5 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce Project Manager
5 4 (6.67%) IT Manager
5 4 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Senior IT Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Senior IT Project Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Senior Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (5.00%) ERP Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) ERP Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Finance Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Master Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) JSP
1 5 (8.33%) Spring
1 5 (8.33%) Web Services
2 4 (6.67%) AngularJS
2 4 (6.67%) J2EE
2 4 (6.67%) REST
3 3 (5.00%) HTML
3 3 (5.00%) HTML5
3 3 (5.00%) Java EE
3 3 (5.00%) JAXB
3 3 (5.00%) JSON
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (5.00%) SOAP
3 3 (5.00%) Spring MVC
3 3 (5.00%) XML
4 2 (3.33%) Hibernate
4 2 (3.33%) jQuery
4 2 (3.33%) Middleware
4 2 (3.33%) RESTful
4 2 (3.33%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.67%) EPoS
2 7 (11.67%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (5.00%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.33%) User Experience
5 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.67%) DataPower
5 1 (1.67%) Fintech
5 1 (1.67%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) Linux
1 2 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (26.67%) Waterfall
3 15 (25.00%) Project Management
4 12 (20.00%) ERP
5 11 (18.33%) Scrum
6 9 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (15.00%) Kanban
7 8 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (11.67%) Content Management
8 7 (11.67%) Performance Management
8 7 (11.67%) SDLC
9 6 (10.00%) E-Commerce
10 5 (8.33%) CRM
10 5 (8.33%) DNA
10 5 (8.33%) Presales
10 5 (8.33%) Risk Management
10 5 (8.33%) Supplier Management
10 5 (8.33%) TDD
10 5 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.33%) Java
2 8 (13.33%) SQL
3 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.33%) Java 8
5 1 (1.67%) C#
5 1 (1.67%) ES6
5 1 (1.67%) Go
5 1 (1.67%) Python
5 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) Degree
2 3 (5.00%) PMI Certification
2 3 (5.00%) PMP
3 1 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.67%) MAPM
3 1 (1.67%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.67%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) Data Quality
2 3 (5.00%) GDPR
3 2 (3.33%) QA
3 2 (3.33%) SLA
4 1 (1.67%) COBIT
4 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (3.33%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.33%) Mesos
3 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.67%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) Cognos
1 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 8 (13.33%) SAP
2 7 (11.67%) Hyperion
3 6 (10.00%) IBM
4 5 (8.33%) Oracle
5 3 (5.00%) Informatica
6 2 (3.33%) Embarcadero
6 2 (3.33%) Remedy
6 2 (3.33%) Sony
7 1 (1.67%) Anaplan
7 1 (1.67%) hybris
7 1 (1.67%) Sybase