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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 13 12 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing Finance 27 41 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.13% 10.62% 11.72%
As % of the General category 31.40% 31.54% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 31 23
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £48.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +6.45%
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
86 130 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 25.90% 33.68% 36.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 110 68
Average daily rate £475 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £365 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 4
Average hourly rate £45.22 £13.80 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+227.68% -61.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £13.80 £20.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £13.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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 -7 6 £373 -23.58% 8
Bedford 0 4 £350 -17.15% 2
Dunstable - 2 - - 3
Finance
East of England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 9 (19.57%) MS Excel
2 9 (19.57%) Management Information System
3 8 (17.39%) ITIL
4 7 (15.22%) Project Management
4 7 (15.22%) Service Delivery
4 7 (15.22%) Programme Management
5 6 (13.04%) Banking
5 6 (13.04%) SQL
5 6 (13.04%) ERP
6 5 (10.87%) SAP
6 5 (10.87%) UML
6 5 (10.87%) Service Management
6 5 (10.87%) Manufacturing
6 5 (10.87%) Information Security
6 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (8.70%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (8.70%) Local Government
7 4 (8.70%) Validation
7 4 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (8.70%) Windows
7 4 (8.70%) Data Modelling
7 4 (8.70%) Oracle
7 4 (8.70%) MS Office
8 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.52%) .NET
8 3 (6.52%) C++
8 3 (6.52%) Ada
8 3 (6.52%) DNS
8 3 (6.52%) Linux

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (19.57%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.70%) MS Office
3 2 (4.35%) MS Project
4 1 (2.17%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) SAP CO
1 2 (4.35%) SAP ERP
1 2 (4.35%) SAP FI
1 2 (4.35%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (2.17%) ResourceLink
2 1 (2.17%) SAP SRM
2 1 (2.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.35%) IaaS
2 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) DNS
2 2 (4.35%) LAN
2 2 (4.35%) WAN
3 1 (2.17%) ATM
3 1 (2.17%) Firewall
3 1 (2.17%) Intranet
3 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.17%) LDAP
3 1 (2.17%) Network Security
3 1 (2.17%) SSH
3 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (4.35%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
1 2 (4.35%) SAP HANA
2 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.17%) Lumira
2 1 (2.17%) SAP BI
2 1 (2.17%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (6.52%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (4.35%) Bugzilla
3 2 (4.35%) ERwin
3 2 (4.35%) FogBugz
3 2 (4.35%) VectorCAST
4 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (13.04%) Banking
2 5 (10.87%) Manufacturing
3 4 (8.70%) Local Government
4 3 (6.52%) Legal
4 3 (6.52%) Publishing
5 2 (4.35%) Aerospace
6 1 (2.17%) Electronics
6 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.17%) Marketing
6 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Analyst
2 6 (13.04%) Architect
3 5 (10.87%) Business Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Customer Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Security Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Service Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Administrator
5 3 (6.52%) Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Data Architect
5 3 (6.52%) ICT Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Assistant Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Data Modeller
6 2 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Principal Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Security Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) BAPI
2 1 (2.17%) Middleware
2 1 (2.17%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (2.17%) SAP PI
2 1 (2.17%) SAP Smart Forms
2 1 (2.17%) SAP XI
2 1 (2.17%) SAPUI5
2 1 (2.17%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.52%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.17%) Physics
4 1 (2.17%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) VxWorks
4 1 (2.17%) Solaris
4 1 (2.17%) Unix
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.39%) ITIL
2 7 (15.22%) Programme Management
2 7 (15.22%) Project Management
2 7 (15.22%) Service Delivery
3 6 (13.04%) ERP
4 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (10.87%) Information Security
4 5 (10.87%) Service Management
4 5 (10.87%) UML
5 4 (8.70%) Data Modelling
5 4 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (8.70%) Validation
6 3 (6.52%) Data Protection
6 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
6 3 (6.52%) Information Security Management
6 3 (6.52%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.52%) Security Management
6 3 (6.52%) Software Engineering
6 3 (6.52%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) Ada
2 3 (6.52%) C++
3 2 (4.35%) ABAP
4 1 (2.17%) Bourne shell
4 1 (2.17%) C
4 1 (2.17%) C#
4 1 (2.17%) C-shell
4 1 (2.17%) MATLAB
4 1 (2.17%) Perl
4 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.17%) Python
4 1 (2.17%) SAPscript
4 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) Degree
1 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) CCNA
2 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.35%) ISEB
2 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.17%) CCA
3 1 (2.17%) CCDP
3 1 (2.17%) CCNP
3 1 (2.17%) CISSP
3 1 (2.17%) ECDL
3 1 (2.17%) ISSMP
3 1 (2.17%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) ISO 9001
1 2 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.35%) TickIT
2 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.17%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.17%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.87%) SAP
3 4 (8.70%) Oracle
4 2 (4.35%) AppSense
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco
4 2 (4.35%) Intel Security
4 2 (4.35%) TIBCO
4 2 (4.35%) VMware
4 2 (4.35%) webMethods
5 1 (2.17%) Avaya
5 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.17%) Citrix
5 1 (2.17%) Dell
5 1 (2.17%) EMC
5 1 (2.17%) F5
5 1 (2.17%) HP
5 1 (2.17%) Juniper
5 1 (2.17%) NGA Human Resources
5 1 (2.17%) Northgate
5 1 (2.17%) Sun
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