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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 4 4 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing Finance 4 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 13.79% 22.86% 4.17%
As % of the General category 57.14% 61.54% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 2
Average daily rate £350 £423 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.15% +14.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £357 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £427 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +6.45%
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
7 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 24.14% 37.14% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 8
Average daily rate £450 £423 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £346 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £538 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.80 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016, 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 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
2 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 4 (44.44%) Local Government
3 3 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 3 (33.33%) Information Security
3 3 (33.33%) Publishing
3 3 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Service Management
3 3 (33.33%) Information Security Management
3 3 (33.33%) Security Management
3 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (33.33%) Line Management
4 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) TickIT
4 2 (22.22%) ISO 9001
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) C
5 1 (11.11%) NGA Human Resources
5 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
5 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
5 1 (11.11%) SCCM
5 1 (11.11%) Northgate

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) ResourceLink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) Intranet
1 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
1 1 (11.11%) VoIP
General
1 4 (44.44%) Local Government
2 3 (33.33%) Publishing
3 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) ICT Manager
1 3 (33.33%) Security Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Assistant Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco VoIP Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) CISSP Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Network Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Senior VoIP Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Service Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) VoIP Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
2 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
2 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (44.44%) Project Management
3 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 3 (33.33%) Information Security
3 3 (33.33%) Information Security Management
3 3 (33.33%) Line Management
3 3 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Security Management
3 3 (33.33%) Service Management
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
5 1 (11.11%) Change Management
5 1 (11.11%) Identity Management
5 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) CCNP
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) CISSP
1 1 (11.11%) ISSMP
1 1 (11.11%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) ISO 9001
1 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (22.22%) TickIT
2 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Avaya
2 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) Cognos
2 1 (11.11%) Dell
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) NGA Human Resources
2 1 (11.11%) Northgate