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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 9 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 65 36 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.74% 13.00% 16.29%
As % of the General category 35.14% 40.91% 44.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 8 38
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£425 £450 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +15.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £311 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £750 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £45.43 £16.25 £6.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+179.56% +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -5.40%
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
185 88 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 39.11% 31.77% 36.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 43 91
Average daily rate £441 £330 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.71% -14.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £249 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 6
Average hourly rate £34.00 £12.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+172.00% -51.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.01 £6.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.43 £42.50 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -31.03%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 -5 36 £425 -12.82% 5
Bedford -5 6 £450 -
Dunstable +3 1 - - 1
Finance
East of England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 40 (28.37%) PRINCE2
2 39 (27.66%) Project Management
3 32 (22.70%) Oracle
4 30 (21.28%) SAP
4 30 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (21.28%) User Acceptance Testing
5 28 (19.86%) Retail
6 25 (17.73%) ERP
6 25 (17.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (16.31%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (15.60%) Scrum
8 22 (15.60%) Agresso
9 21 (14.89%) Change Management
10 20 (14.18%) Waterfall
11 18 (12.77%) Oracle Payables
11 18 (12.77%) Oracle General Ledger
12 17 (12.06%) SQL
12 17 (12.06%) Oracle Receivables
13 15 (10.64%) Oracle Assets
14 14 (9.93%) E-Commerce
14 14 (9.93%) Business Analysis
15 12 (8.51%) Microsoft
15 12 (8.51%) Procure-to-pay
16 11 (7.80%) Degree
17 10 (7.09%) Systems Analysis
18 9 (6.38%) General Ledger
18 9 (6.38%) Data Integration
19 8 (5.67%) Financial Modelling
19 8 (5.67%) MS Project
19 8 (5.67%) MS Office

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (1.42%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.71%) SAS
2 1 (0.71%) IIS
2 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (5.67%) MS Project
1 8 (5.67%) MS Office
2 7 (4.96%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.84%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.71%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 22 (15.60%) Agresso
2 18 (12.77%) Oracle Payables
2 18 (12.77%) Oracle General Ledger
3 17 (12.06%) Oracle Receivables
4 15 (10.64%) Oracle Assets
5 5 (3.55%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (1.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (1.42%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.71%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.71%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.71%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.71%) CA Clarity
7 1 (0.71%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.96%) SaaS
2 1 (0.71%) Taleo
2 1 (0.71%) PaaS
2 1 (0.71%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.42%) SAN
1 2 (1.42%) Telnet
2 1 (0.71%) Internet
2 1 (0.71%) Wireless
2 1 (0.71%) Firewall
2 1 (0.71%) DHCP
2 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.71%) DNS
2 1 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.71%) NAS
2 1 (0.71%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.84%) SQL Server
1 4 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.71%) PowerCenter
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (1.42%) JIRA
2 1 (0.71%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.71%) NUnit
2 1 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.71%) MSTest
2 1 (0.71%) Rational DOORS
General
1 28 (19.86%) Retail
2 9 (6.38%) General Ledger
3 6 (4.26%) Banking
3 6 (4.26%) Legal
4 3 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.42%) Advertising
5 2 (1.42%) Back Office
6 1 (0.71%) Electronics
6 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (34.04%) Analyst
2 37 (26.24%) Project Manager
3 36 (25.53%) Business Analyst
4 13 (9.22%) Architect
5 7 (4.96%) Financial Analyst
6 6 (4.26%) Project Accountant
6 6 (4.26%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (3.55%) Senior Manager
7 5 (3.55%) Support Analyst
7 5 (3.55%) Supply Chain Analyst
7 5 (3.55%) Enterprise Architect
7 5 (3.55%) Implementation Manager
7 5 (3.55%) Senior Project Manager
8 4 (2.84%) Developer
8 4 (2.84%) Test Analyst
9 3 (2.13%) Junior
9 3 (2.13%) Technical Architect
9 3 (2.13%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.13%) ERP Project Manager
9 3 (2.13%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.13%) Middleware
1 3 (2.13%) .NET
2 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.71%) CSS
2 1 (0.71%) SOAP
2 1 (0.71%) Web Services
2 1 (0.71%) XML
2 1 (0.71%) XSLT
2 1 (0.71%) HTML
2 1 (0.71%) J2EE
2 1 (0.71%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (0.71%) jQuery
2 1 (0.71%) Java EE
2 1 (0.71%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.71%) WCF
2 1 (0.71%) WPF
2 1 (0.71%) WF
2 1 (0.71%) Silverlight
2 1 (0.71%) LINQ
2 1 (0.71%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.38%) Data Integration
2 5 (3.55%) FMCG
3 4 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.84%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.42%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.71%) EPoS
5 1 (0.71%) Clustering
5 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.71%) PMI
5 1 (0.71%) Life Science
5 1 (0.71%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.71%) Physics
5 1 (0.71%) Open Source
5 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (1.42%) Windows
1 2 (1.42%) Linux
2 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (0.71%) UNIX
2 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (28.37%) PRINCE2
2 39 (27.66%) Project Management
3 30 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (21.28%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (17.73%) ERP
4 25 (17.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (16.31%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (15.60%) Scrum
7 21 (14.89%) Change Management
8 20 (14.18%) Waterfall
9 14 (9.93%) E-Commerce
9 14 (9.93%) Business Analysis
10 12 (8.51%) Procure-to-pay
11 10 (7.09%) Systems Analysis
12 8 (5.67%) Financial Modelling
12 8 (5.67%) PRINCE
13 6 (4.26%) Use Case
13 6 (4.26%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
14 5 (3.55%) OO
14 5 (3.55%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.06%) SQL
2 3 (2.13%) C#
2 3 (2.13%) Java
3 2 (1.42%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.71%) MATLAB
4 1 (0.71%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.71%) C++
4 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.71%) ABAP
4 1 (0.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (7.80%) Degree
2 3 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (1.42%) CISM
3 2 (1.42%) ACCA
3 2 (1.42%) CISSP
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.71%) CIMA
4 1 (0.71%) CISA
4 1 (0.71%) ISEB
4 1 (0.71%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.71%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.71%) MCSE
4 1 (0.71%) MCITP
4 1 (0.71%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.71%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.71%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.55%) QA
2 2 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.42%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.71%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.71%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.71%) SCOM
1 1 (0.71%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 32 (22.70%) Oracle
2 30 (21.28%) SAP
3 12 (8.51%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.42%) Sybase
4 2 (1.42%) HP
4 2 (1.42%) VMware
4 2 (1.42%) Primavera
5 1 (0.71%) Mercator
5 1 (0.71%) Cisco
5 1 (0.71%) CA
5 1 (0.71%) CommVault
5 1 (0.71%) Hyperion
5 1 (0.71%) NetApp
5 1 (0.71%) Veritas
5 1 (0.71%) Lotus
5 1 (0.71%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.71%) Juniper
5 1 (0.71%) Tripwire
5 1 (0.71%) Planview
5 1 (0.71%) TSYS
Luton, Bedfordshire
Aston Carter
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 5 days ago