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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 12 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Finance 3 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 5.88% 12.31% 18.52%
As % of the General category 21.43% 66.67% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
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£418 £481 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.24% +129.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £383
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.85% +6.06%
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
14 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 27.45% 18.46% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 4
Average daily rate £255 £481 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.01% +48.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.96% -0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £23.11
% change year-on-year
- -2.61%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 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 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) SLA
1 4 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) CCNP
3 2 (25.00%) CCNA
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (25.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (25.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) TickIT
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) E-business
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (12.50%) Wireless
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) CLARiiON
4 1 (12.50%) EMC Centera

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) VoIP
1 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (12.50%) VLAN
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (12.50%) QlikView
General
1 1 (12.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Business Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Technical Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Storage Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (12.50%) Celerra
2 1 (12.50%) Symmetrix DMX
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) CLARiiON
2 1 (12.50%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) E-business
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 1 (12.50%) Information Governance
3 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Business Process Mapping
3 1 (12.50%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) CCNA
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (12.50%) TickIT
2 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) Business Objects
4 1 (12.50%) Cognos
4 1 (12.50%) EMC
4 1 (12.50%) Hyperion
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) VMware