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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 9 12 3
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing Finance 4 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 10.26% 2.50% 21.74%
As % of the General category 66.67% 16.67% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
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£366 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 - £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 - £312
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £19.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.20 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.02% -19.00%
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
6 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 15.38% 15.00% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 6
Average daily rate £370 £395 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.32% +38.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £286 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £511 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £26.90 - £18.45
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.42 - £17.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.38 - £19.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.68 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+3.06% -20.00%

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
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 31 March 2015, 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 8 (61.54%) Oracle
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle 11i
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
3 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) SLA
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) Information Governance
4 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Business Process Mapping
4 1 (7.69%) SAP CO
4 1 (7.69%) IP Telephony
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) QlikView
4 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.69%) FMCG
4 1 (7.69%) Financial Modelling

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle 11i
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (7.69%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (7.69%) SAP CO
3 1 (7.69%) SAP FI
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) VoIP
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
1 1 (7.69%) IP Telephony
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.69%) QlikView
General
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Consultant
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Business Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Business Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Network Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Business Manager
3 1 (7.69%) E-Business Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.69%) FMCG
2 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Project Management
1 2 (15.38%) Change Management
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
2 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
2 1 (7.69%) Financial Modelling
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
2 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (7.69%) Change Control
2 1 (7.69%) Information Governance
2 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (7.69%) Business Process Mapping
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCNP
1 1 (7.69%) CCNA
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
2 1 (7.69%) TickIT
2 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.69%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Hyperion
3 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.69%) Business Objects
3 1 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Cognos
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco