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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 3 10 6
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing Finance 9 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 24.32% 7.41% 11.54%
As % of the General category 64.29% 33.33% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 3
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£425 £369 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.25% +60.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £324 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £414 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.07%
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 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 37.84% 22.22% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 8
Average daily rate £425 £356 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.29% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £298 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £463 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £13.80 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 8 (53.33%) Oracle
1 8 (53.33%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (46.67%) Oracle 11i
2 7 (46.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (33.33%) Project Management
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (20.00%) Change Management
4 3 (20.00%) Legal
4 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Degree
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Management
5 2 (13.33%) Product Management
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (6.67%) ISEB
6 1 (6.67%) Hyperion
6 1 (6.67%) SAP FI
6 1 (6.67%) Primavera
6 1 (6.67%) Cognos
6 1 (6.67%) ERP
6 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.67%) SLA
6 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (6.67%) Business Objects
6 1 (6.67%) SAP
6 1 (6.67%) UML
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.67%) Scrum
6 1 (6.67%) SAP FI/CO

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Business Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (46.67%) Oracle 11i
2 7 (46.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (6.67%) SAP FI
3 1 (6.67%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (6.67%) SAP CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (6.67%) QlikView
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (20.00%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Consultant
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Business Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Business Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Business Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Planner
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) E-Business Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (20.00%) Change Management
2 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Management
3 2 (13.33%) Product Management
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) ERP
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) UML
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Change Control
4 1 (6.67%) User Stories
4 1 (6.67%) Financial Modelling
4 1 (6.67%) Matrix Management
4 1 (6.67%) TDD
4 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Hyperion
3 1 (6.67%) Primavera
3 1 (6.67%) Cognos
3 1 (6.67%) Business Objects
3 1 (6.67%) SAP