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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 12 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing Finance 6 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 9.52% 27.40% 14.71%
As % of the General category 50.00% 66.67% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Average daily rate
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£450 - £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.10%
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
12 30 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 19.05% 41.10% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 4
Average daily rate £450 £257 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.43% -53.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.01 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -29.20%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 8 (57.14%) Project Management
2 4 (28.57%) Legal
2 4 (28.57%) Change Management
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 3 (21.43%) SAP
3 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
3 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
3 3 (21.43%) Performance Management
3 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (14.29%) Primavera
4 2 (14.29%) Financial Modelling
4 2 (14.29%) Product Management
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) MS Project
5 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) TDD
5 1 (7.14%) Back Office
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (7.14%) MS Office
5 1 (7.14%) ISEB
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (7.14%) Agresso
5 1 (7.14%) SAP MM
5 1 (7.14%) Benchmarking
5 1 (7.14%) UML
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (7.14%) SharePoint

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Project
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (7.14%) Agresso
1 1 (7.14%) SAP MM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (28.57%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Business Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Assistant Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Project Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Planner
4 1 (7.14%) Project Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Junior
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Project Management
2 4 (28.57%) Change Management
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
3 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
3 3 (21.43%) Performance Management
3 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (14.29%) Financial Modelling
4 2 (14.29%) Product Management
5 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) TDD
5 1 (7.14%) Benchmarking
5 1 (7.14%) UML
5 1 (7.14%) ERP
5 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
5 1 (7.14%) Matrix Management
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (7.14%) CBAP
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
1 3 (21.43%) SAP
2 2 (14.29%) Primavera
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft