The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 14 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 7 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 8.54% 26.53% 14.81%
As % of the General category 63.64% 61.90% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Average daily rate
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£425 £210 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+102.38% -45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £210 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
- +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
Finance
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

General Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
11 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 13.41% 42.86% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
Average daily rate £413 £213 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.11% -44.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £210 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £310 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £12.01 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -21.05%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford 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 6 (46.15%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) SAP
2 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
2 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Legal
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
3 2 (15.38%) Financial Modelling
3 2 (15.38%) Product Management
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (15.38%) Primavera
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
3 2 (15.38%) MS Project
4 1 (7.69%) MS Office
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall
4 1 (7.69%) Back Office
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
4 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
4 1 (7.69%) ISEB
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (7.69%) Agresso
4 1 (7.69%) DMZ
4 1 (7.69%) SAP MM
4 1 (7.69%) Benchmarking
4 1 (7.69%) UML

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Project
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (7.69%) Agresso
1 1 (7.69%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) DMZ
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) VPN
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Project Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Assistant Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Junior
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Business Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Project Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Planner
4 1 (7.69%) Project Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
2 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
3 2 (15.38%) Financial Modelling
3 2 (15.38%) Product Management
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
4 1 (7.69%) Benchmarking
4 1 (7.69%) UML
4 1 (7.69%) ERP
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) User Stories
4 1 (7.69%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (7.69%) CBAP
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
1 3 (23.08%) SAP
2 2 (15.38%) Primavera
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds