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 28 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 9 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 43 32 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.20% 11.35% 8.96%
As % of the General category 32.82% 31.07% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 21 15
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£425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £313 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £450
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 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.07%
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
131 103 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 34.11% 36.52% 33.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 68 48
Average daily rate £450 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.64% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £599 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £13.80 £36.25 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.93% -0.68%
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 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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -13 13 £475 +13.09% 13
Bedford +7 9 £425 +15.25% 1
Dunstable - - - - 1
Finance
East of England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 24 (25.53%) Project Management
2 22 (23.40%) Oracle
2 22 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (22.34%) SAP
3 21 (22.34%) Retail
4 17 (18.09%) PRINCE2
5 16 (17.02%) SQL
6 15 (15.96%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (15.96%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (14.89%) Change Management
8 13 (13.83%) ERP
9 12 (12.77%) Agresso
9 12 (12.77%) Scrum
10 11 (11.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (11.70%) Microsoft
10 11 (11.70%) Waterfall
11 10 (10.64%) Business Analysis
11 10 (10.64%) E-Commerce
12 9 (9.57%) Degree
13 8 (8.51%) Systems Analysis
13 8 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (8.51%) Oracle EBS
13 8 (8.51%) Service Delivery
13 8 (8.51%) Programme Management
14 7 (7.45%) Oracle 11i
14 7 (7.45%) Oracle Payables
14 7 (7.45%) Oracle Receivables
14 7 (7.45%) Oracle Assets
14 7 (7.45%) Oracle EBS R12
14 7 (7.45%) Oracle General Ledger

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 (2.13%) IIS
1 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.19%) MS Project
3 1 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.06%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 12 (12.77%) Agresso
2 8 (8.51%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (7.45%) Oracle 11i
3 7 (7.45%) Oracle Payables
3 7 (7.45%) Oracle Receivables
3 7 (7.45%) Oracle Assets
3 7 (7.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (7.45%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (4.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (3.19%) SAP MM
6 2 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (1.06%) SAP FI
7 1 (1.06%) SAP CO
7 1 (1.06%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.19%) SaaS
2 2 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.06%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.26%) Internet
2 1 (1.06%) Wireless Security
2 1 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.06%) VoIP
2 1 (1.06%) DHCP
2 1 (1.06%) DNS
2 1 (1.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.19%) QlikView
3 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.06%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.06%) CorVu
Development Applications
1 2 (2.13%) JIRA
2 1 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.06%) MSTest
2 1 (1.06%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.06%) NUnit
General
1 21 (22.34%) Retail
2 5 (5.32%) Marketing
2 5 (5.32%) Electronics
2 5 (5.32%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.32%) Legal
3 4 (4.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.13%) Back Office
4 2 (2.13%) Advertising
4 2 (2.13%) Banking
5 1 (1.06%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.06%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (32.98%) Analyst
2 25 (26.60%) Business Analyst
3 16 (17.02%) Project Manager
4 10 (10.64%) Architect
4 10 (10.64%) Consultant
5 7 (7.45%) Oracle Consultant
5 7 (7.45%) Supply Chain Analyst
6 5 (5.32%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.26%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (4.26%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) Developer
8 3 (3.19%) Senior SAP Consultant
8 3 (3.19%) Project Accountant
8 3 (3.19%) Senior SAP MM Consultant
8 3 (3.19%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (3.19%) Service Manager
8 3 (3.19%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.19%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.19%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.32%) .NET
2 4 (4.26%) Web Services
2 4 (4.26%) XML
3 2 (2.13%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.13%) REST
3 2 (2.13%) JSON
4 1 (1.06%) jQuery
4 1 (1.06%) WCF
4 1 (1.06%) WPF
4 1 (1.06%) WF
4 1 (1.06%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.06%) LINQ
4 1 (1.06%) RESTful
4 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.06%) Middleware
4 1 (1.06%) CSS
4 1 (1.06%) SOAP
4 1 (1.06%) HTML
4 1 (1.06%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.32%) FMCG
3 4 (4.26%) DTV
4 3 (3.19%) Data Integration
4 3 (3.19%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.13%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.06%) Physics
6 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.06%) User Experience
6 1 (1.06%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.06%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.19%) Windows
2 2 (2.13%) UNIX
3 1 (1.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.53%) Project Management
2 22 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (18.09%) PRINCE2
4 15 (15.96%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (15.96%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (14.89%) Change Management
6 13 (13.83%) ERP
7 12 (12.77%) Scrum
8 11 (11.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (11.70%) Waterfall
9 10 (10.64%) Business Analysis
9 10 (10.64%) E-Commerce
10 8 (8.51%) Systems Analysis
10 8 (8.51%) Service Delivery
10 8 (8.51%) Programme Management
11 6 (6.38%) Procure-to-pay
12 5 (5.32%) Financial Modelling
13 4 (4.26%) ITIL
13 4 (4.26%) CRM
13 4 (4.26%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.02%) SQL
2 4 (4.26%) C#
3 1 (1.06%) Ruby
3 1 (1.06%) Golang
3 1 (1.06%) MATLAB
3 1 (1.06%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.06%) C++
3 1 (1.06%) Java
3 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.06%) PHP
3 1 (1.06%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.06%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (9.57%) Degree
2 2 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) CBAP
3 1 (1.06%) ACCA
3 1 (1.06%) ISEB
3 1 (1.06%) CISSP
3 1 (1.06%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.06%) CISA
3 1 (1.06%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) SLA
1 2 (2.13%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.06%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.06%) SCCM
1 1 (1.06%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (23.40%) Oracle
2 21 (22.34%) SAP
3 11 (11.70%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.19%) Tableau
5 2 (2.13%) KANA
5 2 (2.13%) Sybase
5 2 (2.13%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.13%) Cognos
5 2 (2.13%) hybris
6 1 (1.06%) Primavera
6 1 (1.06%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.06%) IBM
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