The first 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 18 April 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 Bedford 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 9 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 2.86% 23.81% 7.14%
As % of the General category 16.67% 71.43% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate - £300 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -45.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.39 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.39 £22.77
% change year-on-year
+3.14% -14.84%
General Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
6 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 17.14% 33.33% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Average daily rate £395 £246 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.40% -42.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £168 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £320 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £19.39 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Finance
Bedfordshire

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 18 April 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 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) VMware
1 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) TDD
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) VLAN
1 1 (20.00%) QA
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
1 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
1 1 (20.00%) User Stories
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) C++
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) SAP
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) OO
1 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
1 1 (20.00%) DNS

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) VLAN
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
1 1 (20.00%) DMZ
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) TDD
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) User Stories
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) OO
1 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) C++
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) VMware
1 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
1 1 (20.00%) SAP
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) HP