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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 11 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 6 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 9.52% 29.23% 15.63%
As % of the General category 60.00% 65.52% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
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£450 - £385
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 - £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 - £517
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
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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
10 29 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 15.87% 44.62% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Average daily rate £613 £257 £468
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+138.79% -45.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £213 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £353 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +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 £25.25 £20.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+23.17% -29.31%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 (53.33%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) Change Management
2 4 (26.67%) Legal
3 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 3 (20.00%) SAP
3 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) MS Project
4 2 (13.33%) Product Management
4 2 (13.33%) Financial Modelling
4 2 (13.33%) Primavera
5 1 (6.67%) CBAP
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) Scrum
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.67%) VLAN
5 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
5 1 (6.67%) Life Science
5 1 (6.67%) QA
5 1 (6.67%) Matrix Management
5 1 (6.67%) Use Case
5 1 (6.67%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Project
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Agresso
1 1 (6.67%) SAP MM
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) LAN
1 1 (6.67%) WAN
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.67%) VPN
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) DMZ
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
1 1 (6.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (26.67%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Business Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Assistant Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Project Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Planner
4 1 (6.67%) Project Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Junior
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) Change Management
3 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (13.33%) Financial Modelling
4 2 (13.33%) Product Management
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) Change Control
5 1 (6.67%) User Stories
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
5 1 (6.67%) Matrix Management
5 1 (6.67%) Use Case
5 1 (6.67%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (6.67%) TDD
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
1 3 (20.00%) SAP
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Primavera
3 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds