The first 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Basildon region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 5 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 7 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 17.07% 12.20% 23.26%
As % of the General category 36.84% 45.45% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
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£425 £544 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.83% -3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £47.50 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.50%
General Category
Basildon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
19 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 46.34% 26.83% 37.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 10
Average daily rate £438 £775 £274
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.54% +183.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £34.25 £35.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £29.95 £34.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £44.35 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Finance
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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 25 July 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 7 (25.00%) SQL
1 7 (25.00%) HP
1 7 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (21.43%) Banking
2 6 (21.43%) ISTQB
2 6 (21.43%) QA
2 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
2 6 (21.43%) Migration
3 5 (17.86%) Data Migration
3 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
3 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
3 5 (17.86%) Project Management
3 5 (17.86%) MS Office
4 4 (14.29%) ISEB
5 3 (10.71%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (10.71%) MS Visio
5 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (7.14%) Investment Management
6 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
6 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
6 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 2 (7.14%) SSADM
6 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
6 2 (7.14%) Degree
6 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (3.57%) PKI
7 1 (3.57%) Resource Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 5 (17.86%) MS Office
2 3 (10.71%) MS Visio
3 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
4 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (3.57%) BASE24
1 1 (3.57%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) ATM
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
General
1 6 (21.43%) Banking
2 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.57%) Billing
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Project Manager
1 5 (17.86%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Tester
2 4 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 3 (10.71%) Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Programme Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Test Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Planning Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Programme Planning Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) EMV
1 1 (3.57%) PKI
1 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.57%) Open Source
1 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.57%) UNIX
2 1 (3.57%) Solaris
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Android
2 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (21.43%) Migration
2 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
3 5 (17.86%) Data Migration
3 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
3 5 (17.86%) Project Management
4 3 (10.71%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Investment Management
5 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.14%) SSADM
5 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.57%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (3.57%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.57%) Automated Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.57%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) ISTQB
2 4 (14.29%) ISEB
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) PMP
4 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (3.57%) CA
2 1 (3.57%) NetApp
2 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.57%) JD Edwards
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) SAP
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Sun