The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 12 12 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing Finance 44 27 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.84% 9.85% 11.86%
As % of the General category 32.84% 30.34% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 14 19
Average daily rate
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£430 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £290 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £628 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
Finance
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

General Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
134 89 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 33.00% 32.48% 39.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 55 63
Average daily rate £450 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £510 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 7
Average hourly rate - £36.25 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the Bedfordshire region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Bedfordshire region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -11 17 £475 +11.76% 7
Bedford +2 9 £425 +36.00%
Dunstable - - - -
Finance
East of England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 31 (29.25%) Project Management
2 29 (27.36%) PRINCE2
3 28 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (25.47%) Oracle
5 25 (23.58%) Retail
6 23 (21.70%) SAP
7 21 (19.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (16.98%) ERP
8 18 (16.98%) Scrum
9 16 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (15.09%) Change Management
9 16 (15.09%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (15.09%) Agresso
9 16 (15.09%) Waterfall
10 15 (14.15%) SQL
11 14 (13.21%) Business Analysis
12 13 (12.26%) E-Commerce
13 12 (11.32%) Oracle General Ledger
13 12 (11.32%) Oracle Payables
13 12 (11.32%) Oracle Receivables
13 12 (11.32%) Oracle Assets
14 10 (9.43%) Microsoft
15 9 (8.49%) Systems Analysis
15 9 (8.49%) Degree
16 8 (7.55%) Oracle EBS R12
16 8 (7.55%) Service Delivery
16 8 (7.55%) Oracle EBS
17 7 (6.60%) Programme Management
17 7 (6.60%) Oracle 11i
17 7 (6.60%) Analytical Skills

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 2 (1.89%) IIS
2 1 (0.94%) IBM Notes
2 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.72%) MS Project
1 5 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.83%) MS Office
3 2 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.94%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 16 (15.09%) Agresso
2 12 (11.32%) Oracle General Ledger
2 12 (11.32%) Oracle Payables
2 12 (11.32%) Oracle Receivables
2 12 (11.32%) Oracle Assets
3 8 (7.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (7.55%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (6.60%) Oracle 11i
5 4 (3.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.94%) CA Clarity
7 1 (0.94%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.94%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.94%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.94%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.77%) SaaS
2 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.94%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.83%) Internet
2 1 (0.94%) Wireless
2 1 (0.94%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.94%) Wireless Security
2 1 (0.94%) VoIP
2 1 (0.94%) DHCP
2 1 (0.94%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.83%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.89%) JIRA
2 1 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.94%) MSTest
2 1 (0.94%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.94%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.94%) NUnit
General
1 25 (23.58%) Retail
2 5 (4.72%) General Ledger
2 5 (4.72%) Marketing
2 5 (4.72%) Banking
2 5 (4.72%) Electronics
2 5 (4.72%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.77%) Legal
3 4 (3.77%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.89%) Advertising
5 1 (0.94%) Games
5 1 (0.94%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 31 (29.25%) Analyst
2 27 (25.47%) Project Manager
3 26 (24.53%) Business Analyst
4 11 (10.38%) Architect
5 8 (7.55%) Consultant
5 8 (7.55%) Supply Chain Analyst
6 7 (6.60%) Oracle Consultant
7 5 (4.72%) Implementation Manager
7 5 (4.72%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.77%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) Developer
9 3 (2.83%) ERP Project Manager
9 3 (2.83%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (2.83%) Services Delivery Manager
9 3 (2.83%) Service Manager
9 3 (2.83%) C# Developer
9 3 (2.83%) Implementation Project Manager
9 3 (2.83%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (2.83%) Project Accountant
9 3 (2.83%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.72%) .NET
2 4 (3.77%) Web Services
2 4 (3.77%) XML
3 2 (1.89%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.89%) JSON
3 2 (1.89%) REST
4 1 (0.94%) HTML
4 1 (0.94%) WCF
4 1 (0.94%) WPF
4 1 (0.94%) WF
4 1 (0.94%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.94%) LINQ
4 1 (0.94%) jQuery
4 1 (0.94%) RESTful
4 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.94%) CSS
4 1 (0.94%) SOAP
4 1 (0.94%) XSLT
4 1 (0.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.66%) FMCG
3 5 (4.72%) Data Integration
4 4 (3.77%) DTV
4 4 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.94%) Physics
5 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.94%) User Experience
5 1 (0.94%) PMI
5 1 (0.94%) EPoS
5 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.94%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.83%) Windows
2 2 (1.89%) UNIX
3 1 (0.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (29.25%) Project Management
2 29 (27.36%) PRINCE2
3 28 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (19.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (16.98%) Scrum
5 18 (16.98%) ERP
6 16 (15.09%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (15.09%) Change Management
6 16 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (15.09%) Waterfall
7 14 (13.21%) Business Analysis
8 13 (12.26%) E-Commerce
9 9 (8.49%) Systems Analysis
10 8 (7.55%) Service Delivery
11 7 (6.60%) Programme Management
12 5 (4.72%) PRINCE
12 5 (4.72%) Financial Modelling
12 5 (4.72%) Use Case
12 5 (4.72%) Procure-to-pay
13 4 (3.77%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.15%) SQL
2 4 (3.77%) C#
3 2 (1.89%) Java
3 2 (1.89%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.94%) PHP
4 1 (0.94%) C++
4 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.94%) Python
4 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.94%) MATLAB
4 1 (0.94%) Ruby
4 1 (0.94%) Golang
Qualifications
1 9 (8.49%) Degree
2 3 (2.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (2.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.94%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.94%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.94%) ACCA
3 1 (0.94%) CISA
3 1 (0.94%) CISM
3 1 (0.94%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.94%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.94%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.94%) CBAP
3 1 (0.94%) ISEB
3 1 (0.94%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.89%) QA
1 2 (1.89%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.94%) SLA
2 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.94%) SCCM
1 1 (0.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (25.47%) Oracle
2 23 (21.70%) SAP
3 10 (9.43%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.89%) Sybase
4 2 (1.89%) KANA
4 2 (1.89%) hybris
5 1 (0.94%) Tableau
5 1 (0.94%) Planview
5 1 (0.94%) IBM
5 1 (0.94%) HP
5 1 (0.94%) CA
5 1 (0.94%) Lotus
5 1 (0.94%) Primavera
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