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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 8 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Finance 82 34 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 16.14% 12.98% 20.00%
As % of the General category 41.84% 40.00% 55.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 10 41
Average daily rate
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£425 £463 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +20.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £750 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.25 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -21.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £13.25 £9.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £21.25 £32.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -9.09%
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
196 85 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 38.58% 32.44% 36.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 38 76
Average daily rate £440 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £600 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 5
Average hourly rate £19.50 £12.50 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.00% -57.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.01 £6.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £42.50 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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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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 0 42 £433 -33.46% 12
Bedford -7 7 £425 - 1
Dunstable +6 5 £450 -8.16%
Finance
East of England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (24.54%) Project Management
2 39 (23.93%) PRINCE2
3 33 (20.25%) Oracle
4 32 (19.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (19.02%) User Acceptance Testing
6 30 (18.40%) Retail
7 29 (17.79%) SAP
8 28 (17.18%) Business Intelligence
9 26 (15.95%) Change Management
10 22 (13.50%) ERP
10 22 (13.50%) Oracle General Ledger
10 22 (13.50%) Oracle Payables
11 21 (12.88%) Oracle Receivables
12 20 (12.27%) Waterfall
12 20 (12.27%) Agresso
13 19 (11.66%) Scrum
13 19 (11.66%) Oracle Assets
14 16 (9.82%) Microsoft
15 15 (9.20%) E-Commerce
15 15 (9.20%) Business Analysis
16 13 (7.98%) SQL
17 12 (7.36%) Procure-to-pay
18 10 (6.13%) Data Integration
18 10 (6.13%) MS Office
18 10 (6.13%) Logistics
18 10 (6.13%) General Ledger
19 9 (5.52%) Supplier Management
19 9 (5.52%) Degree
19 9 (5.52%) MS Project
20 8 (4.91%) MS Excel

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (1.84%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.84%) IIS
2 1 (0.61%) IBM Notes
2 1 (0.61%) SAS
2 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (6.13%) MS Office
2 9 (5.52%) MS Project
3 8 (4.91%) MS Excel
4 5 (3.07%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.45%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.84%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (13.50%) Oracle General Ledger
1 22 (13.50%) Oracle Payables
2 21 (12.88%) Oracle Receivables
3 20 (12.27%) Agresso
4 19 (11.66%) Oracle Assets
5 5 (3.07%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (3.07%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (2.45%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (2.45%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (1.84%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (1.84%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (1.84%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.61%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.61%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.61%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.61%) CA Clarity
8 1 (0.61%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.91%) SaaS
2 1 (0.61%) PaaS
2 1 (0.61%) IaaS
2 1 (0.61%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.07%) Network Security
2 2 (1.23%) Telnet
2 2 (1.23%) Firewall
2 2 (1.23%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.23%) DNS
2 2 (1.23%) SAN
3 1 (0.61%) DMZ
3 1 (0.61%) Internet
3 1 (0.61%) VPN
3 1 (0.61%) LAN
3 1 (0.61%) WAN
3 1 (0.61%) DHCP
3 1 (0.61%) VLAN
3 1 (0.61%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.07%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.61%) PowerCenter
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.61%) MSTest
2 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.61%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.61%) NUnit
2 1 (0.61%) Selenium
General
1 30 (18.40%) Retail
2 10 (6.13%) General Ledger
3 7 (4.29%) Banking
4 4 (2.45%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.45%) Legal
5 3 (1.84%) Law
6 2 (1.23%) Advertising
6 2 (1.23%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 53 (32.52%) Analyst
2 41 (25.15%) Business Analyst
3 38 (23.31%) Project Manager
4 22 (13.50%) Architect
5 7 (4.29%) Network Architect
5 7 (4.29%) Financial Analyst
6 6 (3.68%) Project Accountant
7 5 (3.07%) Oracle Analyst
7 5 (3.07%) Developer
7 5 (3.07%) Support Analyst
7 5 (3.07%) Procurement Manager
7 5 (3.07%) Enterprise Architect
7 5 (3.07%) Implementation Manager
8 4 (2.45%) Senior Project Manager
8 4 (2.45%) Senior Manager
8 4 (2.45%) Test Analyst
8 4 (2.45%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (2.45%) Supply Chain Analyst
9 3 (1.84%) Contracts Manager
9 3 (1.84%) ERP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.45%) .NET
2 3 (1.84%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.84%) Web Services
2 3 (1.84%) Middleware
3 2 (1.23%) WCF
3 2 (1.23%) XML
3 2 (1.23%) XSLT
4 1 (0.61%) HTML
4 1 (0.61%) XSD
4 1 (0.61%) CSS
4 1 (0.61%) SOAP
4 1 (0.61%) J2EE
4 1 (0.61%) WPF
4 1 (0.61%) WF
4 1 (0.61%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.61%) LINQ
4 1 (0.61%) jQuery
4 1 (0.61%) RESTful
4 1 (0.61%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.61%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.13%) Data Integration
2 6 (3.68%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.45%) FMCG
4 1 (0.61%) Open Source
4 1 (0.61%) SWIFT
4 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.61%) Clustering
4 1 (0.61%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.61%) Life Science
4 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.61%) PMI
4 1 (0.61%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.84%) Windows
2 2 (1.23%) Linux
2 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.61%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (24.54%) Project Management
2 39 (23.93%) PRINCE2
3 32 (19.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (19.02%) User Acceptance Testing
5 28 (17.18%) Business Intelligence
6 26 (15.95%) Change Management
7 22 (13.50%) ERP
8 20 (12.27%) Waterfall
9 19 (11.66%) Scrum
10 15 (9.20%) E-Commerce
10 15 (9.20%) Business Analysis
11 12 (7.36%) Procure-to-pay
12 10 (6.13%) Logistics
13 9 (5.52%) Supplier Management
14 8 (4.91%) PRINCE
14 8 (4.91%) Financial Modelling
15 7 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
16 6 (3.68%) Migration
16 6 (3.68%) Network Design
16 6 (3.68%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.98%) SQL
2 4 (2.45%) C#
3 3 (1.84%) Java
4 2 (1.23%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.61%) C++
5 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.61%) ABAP
5 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (5.52%) Degree
2 6 (3.68%) CCDP
2 6 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.07%) CCNP
4 4 (2.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (2.45%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.23%) ISEB
6 2 (1.23%) ACCA
7 1 (0.61%) CISA
7 1 (0.61%) CISM
7 1 (0.61%) CIMA
7 1 (0.61%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.61%) MCITP
7 1 (0.61%) CBAP
7 1 (0.61%) CISSP
7 1 (0.61%) CCNA
7 1 (0.61%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.68%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.61%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (1.23%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (0.61%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 1 (0.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (20.25%) Oracle
2 29 (17.79%) SAP
3 16 (9.82%) Microsoft
4 7 (4.29%) Cisco
4 7 (4.29%) Juniper
5 6 (3.68%) F5
6 5 (3.07%) Mercator
7 2 (1.23%) HP
7 2 (1.23%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.23%) TSYS
7 2 (1.23%) Primavera
7 2 (1.23%) VMware
8 1 (0.61%) Tripwire
8 1 (0.61%) Planview
8 1 (0.61%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.61%) Splunk
8 1 (0.61%) Niku
8 1 (0.61%) Sybase
8 1 (0.61%) CA
8 1 (0.61%) CommVault
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