The first 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 3 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Finance 76 29 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 17.08% 14.72% 23.33%
As % of the General category 51.70% 47.54% 52.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 15 32
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £335 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.58% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -64.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+1.51% -13.15%
General Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
147 61 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 33.03% 30.96% 44.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 31 58
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £175 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £605 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £22.63 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.54% -35.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.01 £30.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £37.63 £128.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.09%
Finance
East of England

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 10 July 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 10 July 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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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 +4 37 £425 - 7
Bedford -5 8 £481 +129.16% 3
Dunstable 0 6 £525 -19.23% 1
Finance
East of England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 34 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 30 (19.61%) Change Management
3 29 (18.95%) Business Intelligence
4 27 (17.65%) Project Management
4 27 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 25 (16.34%) PRINCE2
6 24 (15.69%) Oracle
7 23 (15.03%) Retail
8 21 (13.73%) Microsoft
9 20 (13.07%) SAP
10 17 (11.11%) MS Excel
11 16 (10.46%) MS Office
12 15 (9.80%) ERP
13 14 (9.15%) Oracle General Ledger
13 14 (9.15%) Oracle Payables
13 14 (9.15%) Procure-to-pay
14 13 (8.50%) Oracle Receivables
15 12 (7.84%) Logistics
15 12 (7.84%) E-Commerce
16 11 (7.19%) Supplier Management
16 11 (7.19%) Oracle Assets
17 10 (6.54%) Waterfall
17 10 (6.54%) SaaS
17 10 (6.54%) SQL
17 10 (6.54%) Agresso
18 9 (5.88%) MS Visio
18 9 (5.88%) Data Entry
18 9 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
19 8 (5.23%) QA
19 8 (5.23%) Oracle EBS R12

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 3 (1.96%) IIS
2 2 (1.31%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.65%) SAS
3 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 16 (10.46%) MS Office
3 9 (5.88%) MS Visio
4 8 (5.23%) MS Project
5 6 (3.92%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (3.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (9.15%) Oracle General Ledger
1 14 (9.15%) Oracle Payables
2 13 (8.50%) Oracle Receivables
3 11 (7.19%) Oracle Assets
4 10 (6.54%) Agresso
5 8 (5.23%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (3.92%) Oracle Cash Management
6 6 (3.92%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (2.61%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (1.96%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (1.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (1.31%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 1 (0.65%) CA Clarity
10 1 (0.65%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.65%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.65%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.65%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.54%) SaaS
2 1 (0.65%) PaaS
2 1 (0.65%) IaaS
2 1 (0.65%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.27%) Network Security
2 2 (1.31%) Telnet
2 2 (1.31%) Firewall
2 2 (1.31%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.31%) DNS
2 2 (1.31%) SAN
3 1 (0.65%) DMZ
3 1 (0.65%) VPN
3 1 (0.65%) Broadband
3 1 (0.65%) LAN
3 1 (0.65%) WAN
3 1 (0.65%) DHCP
3 1 (0.65%) VLAN
3 1 (0.65%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.27%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.31%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.65%) PowerCenter
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.65%) LoadRunner
1 1 (0.65%) Selenium
1 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (15.03%) Retail
2 7 (4.58%) General Ledger
3 5 (3.27%) Banking
4 4 (2.61%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.96%) Law
5 3 (1.96%) Legal
6 1 (0.65%) Back Office
6 1 (0.65%) Local Government
6 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (33.99%) Analyst
2 39 (25.49%) Business Analyst
3 25 (16.34%) Project Manager
4 21 (13.73%) Architect
5 7 (4.58%) Network Architect
5 7 (4.58%) Financial Analyst
6 6 (3.92%) Administrator
7 5 (3.27%) Procurement Manager
7 5 (3.27%) Programme Manager
7 5 (3.27%) Enterprise Architect
8 4 (2.61%) Oracle Analyst
8 4 (2.61%) Test Analyst
8 4 (2.61%) Consultant
8 4 (2.61%) Senior Manager
8 4 (2.61%) Support Analyst
8 4 (2.61%) Senior Project Manager
9 3 (1.96%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (1.96%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (1.96%) IT Administrator
9 3 (1.96%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.96%) Middleware
2 2 (1.31%) OLE
2 2 (1.31%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.31%) Web Services
2 2 (1.31%) .NET
3 1 (0.65%) J2EE
3 1 (0.65%) XML
3 1 (0.65%) XSD
3 1 (0.65%) XSLT
3 1 (0.65%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (0.65%) Java EE
3 1 (0.65%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.65%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.23%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.58%) Data Integration
3 2 (1.31%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.65%) PMI
4 1 (0.65%) Open Source
4 1 (0.65%) SWIFT
4 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.65%) Clustering
4 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.65%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.96%) UNIX
1 3 (1.96%) Windows
2 2 (1.31%) Linux
2 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 30 (19.61%) Change Management
3 29 (18.95%) Business Intelligence
4 27 (17.65%) Project Management
4 27 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 25 (16.34%) PRINCE2
6 15 (9.80%) ERP
7 14 (9.15%) Procure-to-pay
8 12 (7.84%) E-Commerce
8 12 (7.84%) Logistics
9 11 (7.19%) Supplier Management
10 10 (6.54%) Waterfall
11 9 (5.88%) Data Entry
11 9 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
12 7 (4.58%) Scrum
13 6 (3.92%) ITIL
13 6 (3.92%) Migration
13 6 (3.92%) Network Design
13 6 (3.92%) Data Analysis
13 6 (3.92%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.54%) SQL
2 2 (1.31%) C#
2 2 (1.31%) Java
3 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.65%) ABAP
3 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (4.58%) Degree
2 6 (3.92%) CCDP
2 6 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.27%) CCNP
4 4 (2.61%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.96%) ACCA
6 2 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.65%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.65%) CCNA
7 1 (0.65%) ISEB
7 1 (0.65%) CISSP
7 1 (0.65%) MCSE
7 1 (0.65%) CISA
7 1 (0.65%) CISM
7 1 (0.65%) CIMA
7 1 (0.65%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.23%) QA
2 2 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.65%) COBIT
3 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.31%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 1 (0.65%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (15.69%) Oracle
2 21 (13.73%) Microsoft
3 20 (13.07%) SAP
4 7 (4.58%) Cisco
4 7 (4.58%) Juniper
5 6 (3.92%) F5
6 5 (3.27%) Mercator
7 2 (1.31%) HP
7 2 (1.31%) VMware
7 2 (1.31%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.31%) TSYS
8 1 (0.65%) Splunk
8 1 (0.65%) CA
8 1 (0.65%) CommVault
8 1 (0.65%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.65%) NetApp
8 1 (0.65%) Veritas
8 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.65%) Tripwire
8 1 (0.65%) Civica
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