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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 10 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Finance 48 51 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.24% 14.96% 11.98%
As % of the General category 34.04% 40.16% 38.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 33 18
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£425 £440 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +6.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £151 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £630 £571
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £19.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £16.35 £19.70
% change year-on-year
+2.44% -16.98%
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
141 127 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 35.97% 37.24% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 82 42
Average daily rate £450 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £216 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £558 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £26.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +49.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.41 £20.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £23.86 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -5.52%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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
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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 -7 14 £450 +8.10% 13
Bedford - 2 £366 - 1
Dunstable -9 1 £270 -43.15% 2
Leighton Buzzard - - - - 1
Finance
East of England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 20 (22.73%) Oracle
1 20 (22.73%) SAP
2 18 (20.45%) Project Management
3 16 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (17.05%) Retail
4 15 (17.05%) SQL
4 15 (17.05%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (15.91%) PRINCE2
6 13 (14.77%) ERP
7 12 (13.64%) Degree
7 12 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (12.50%) Change Management
9 10 (11.36%) E-Commerce
9 10 (11.36%) Agresso
10 9 (10.23%) Programme Management
11 8 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (9.09%) Scrum
11 8 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
11 8 (9.09%) Waterfall
12 7 (7.95%) Oracle EBS R12
12 7 (7.95%) Oracle EBS
12 7 (7.95%) Service Delivery
12 7 (7.95%) Oracle 11i
12 7 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (6.82%) Microsoft
13 6 (6.82%) Telecoms
13 6 (6.82%) Business Analysis
13 6 (6.82%) Banking
13 6 (6.82%) QA
14 5 (5.68%) Oracle General Ledger

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 3 (3.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.27%) CICS
2 2 (2.27%) IIS
2 2 (2.27%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.41%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.27%) MS Project
4 1 (1.14%) Simulink
4 1 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (11.36%) Agresso
2 7 (7.95%) Oracle 11i
2 7 (7.95%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (7.95%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (5.68%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (4.55%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (4.55%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (4.55%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (3.41%) SAP MM
6 1 (1.14%) SAP FI
6 1 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (1.14%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (1.14%) SAP CO
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.27%) SaaS
3 1 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) Internet
2 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.14%) DNS
3 1 (1.14%) VoIP
3 1 (1.14%) DHCP
3 1 (1.14%) Wireless
3 1 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.14%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.41%) OLAP
3 3 (3.41%) QlikView
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.27%) DB2
4 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.14%) CorVu
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.14%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.27%) JIRA
2 1 (1.14%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.14%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 15 (17.05%) Retail
2 6 (6.82%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.82%) Banking
3 5 (5.68%) Electronics
3 5 (5.68%) Legal
4 4 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.55%) Marketing
5 3 (3.41%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.14%) Games
6 1 (1.14%) Back Office
6 1 (1.14%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 34 (38.64%) Analyst
2 22 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 10 (11.36%) Architect
3 10 (11.36%) Project Manager
3 10 (11.36%) Consultant
4 7 (7.95%) Oracle Consultant
5 6 (6.82%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.68%) Supply Chain Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (3.41%) SAP MM Consultant
8 3 (3.41%) SAP Consultant
8 3 (3.41%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) Senior Consultant
8 3 (3.41%) Services Delivery Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Service Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) Programme Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Test Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) Senior SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) Web Services
1 3 (3.41%) XML
1 3 (3.41%) Middleware
1 3 (3.41%) .NET
2 2 (2.27%) REST
2 2 (2.27%) ISPF
2 2 (2.27%) JSON
3 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.55%) Data Integration
2 4 (4.55%) DTV
3 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.27%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (2.27%) Data Extraction
4 2 (2.27%) FMCG
4 2 (2.27%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.27%) PMI
5 1 (1.14%) EPoS
5 1 (1.14%) EMV
5 1 (1.14%) EFT
5 1 (1.14%) Physics
5 1 (1.14%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.14%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.41%) Windows
2 2 (2.27%) UNIX
2 2 (2.27%) zOS
3 1 (1.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.45%) Project Management
2 16 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (17.05%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (15.91%) PRINCE2
5 13 (14.77%) ERP
6 12 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (12.50%) Change Management
8 10 (11.36%) E-Commerce
9 9 (10.23%) Programme Management
10 8 (9.09%) Waterfall
10 8 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (9.09%) Scrum
10 8 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
11 7 (7.95%) Service Delivery
12 6 (6.82%) Business Analysis
13 5 (5.68%) ITIL
13 5 (5.68%) Procure-to-pay
14 4 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
14 4 (4.55%) Service Management
15 3 (3.41%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.05%) SQL
2 2 (2.27%) C#
2 2 (2.27%) COBOL
2 2 (2.27%) Assembly Language
2 2 (2.27%) REXX
2 2 (2.27%) JCL
3 1 (1.14%) MATLAB
3 1 (1.14%) Ruby
3 1 (1.14%) Golang
3 1 (1.14%) PHP
3 1 (1.14%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (13.64%) Degree
2 3 (3.41%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.27%) VCP4
4 1 (1.14%) CISSP
4 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.14%) PMP
4 1 (1.14%) ACCA
4 1 (1.14%) CISA
4 1 (1.14%) CISM
4 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.82%) QA
2 3 (3.41%) SLA
3 1 (1.14%) ISO 8583
3 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.14%) SCCM
1 1 (1.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (22.73%) Oracle
1 20 (22.73%) SAP
2 6 (6.82%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.41%) IBM
3 3 (3.41%) Tableau
4 2 (2.27%) Business Objects
4 2 (2.27%) KANA
4 2 (2.27%) hybris
4 2 (2.27%) Cognos
5 1 (1.14%) Sybase
5 1 (1.14%) Adobe
5 1 (1.14%) Citrix
5 1 (1.14%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.14%) VMware
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