The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Basildon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 4 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 8 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 20.00% 20.41% 34.21%
As % of the General category 42.11% 62.50% 65.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 3
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£375 £538 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% -4.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.25%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Basildon region.

General Category
Basildon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
19 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 47.50% 32.65% 52.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 7
Average daily rate £438 £538 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% +126.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £30.50 £22.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £43.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Basildon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Basildon region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Basildon

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Basildon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the Basildon region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Basildon

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Basildon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Basildon region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Basildon

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basildon

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basildon region citing Finance also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Finance.

1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) QA
2 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (20.00%) Migration
3 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (20.00%) HP
4 4 (16.00%) Project Management
5 3 (12.00%) BASE24
5 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.00%) Banking
5 3 (12.00%) MS Office
5 3 (12.00%) UNIX
5 3 (12.00%) Linux
5 3 (12.00%) ATM
5 3 (12.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (8.00%) Release Management
6 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Data Conversion
6 2 (8.00%) Tandem
6 2 (8.00%) AccuRev
6 2 (8.00%) Web Services
6 2 (8.00%) XML
6 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.00%) J2EE
6 2 (8.00%) HTML
6 2 (8.00%) Java

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basildon region citing Finance also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Finance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.00%) MS Project
3 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) BASE24
2 2 (8.00%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) ATM
2 1 (4.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (12.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (20.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Tester
3 4 (16.00%) QA Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Programme Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.00%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Implementation Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Planning Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Programme Planning Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Web Services
1 2 (8.00%) XML
1 2 (8.00%) J2EE
1 2 (8.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Data Conversion
1 2 (8.00%) Tandem
1 2 (8.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.00%) EMV
2 1 (4.00%) PKI
2 1 (4.00%) Open Source
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) UNIX
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Solaris
2 1 (4.00%) Android
2 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (20.00%) Migration
2 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (16.00%) Project Management
4 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Release Management
5 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.00%) Content Management
6 1 (4.00%) Change Management
6 1 (4.00%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.00%) Automated Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Resource Management
6 1 (4.00%) Wealth Management
6 1 (4.00%) Matrix Management
6 1 (4.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.00%) ISEB
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) PMP
3 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (8.00%) AccuRev
3 1 (4.00%) CA
3 1 (4.00%) NetApp
3 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Sun