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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 83 38 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 16.24% 15.97% 20.72%
As % of the General category 47.43% 48.72% 52.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 16 34
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £338 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £700 £559
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -53.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.50%
General Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
175 78 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 34.25% 32.77% 39.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 37 67
Average daily rate £425 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £175 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.01 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.24% -65.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.01 £29.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £42.50 £128.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -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 30 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 30 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 0 40 £433 -19.53% 4
Bedford -6 9 £425 +102.38% 3
Dunstable +2 6 £450 -30.76%
Finance
East of England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 36 (22.36%) Stakeholder Management
2 35 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
2 35 (21.74%) PRINCE2
3 33 (20.50%) Change Management
4 32 (19.88%) Business Intelligence
5 31 (19.25%) Oracle
5 31 (19.25%) Project Management
6 26 (16.15%) SAP
7 25 (15.53%) Retail
8 20 (12.42%) ERP
8 20 (12.42%) Oracle General Ledger
8 20 (12.42%) Oracle Payables
9 19 (11.80%) Oracle Receivables
10 18 (11.18%) Microsoft
10 18 (11.18%) MS Office
11 17 (10.56%) Oracle Assets
11 17 (10.56%) Waterfall
12 16 (9.94%) Agresso
13 15 (9.32%) MS Excel
13 15 (9.32%) E-Commerce
14 14 (8.70%) Scrum
15 13 (8.07%) Procure-to-pay
16 12 (7.45%) Logistics
17 11 (6.83%) Supplier Management
17 11 (6.83%) SQL
17 11 (6.83%) SaaS
18 10 (6.21%) General Ledger
18 10 (6.21%) Data Integration
19 9 (5.59%) Data Entry
19 9 (5.59%) Requirements Analysis

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (1.86%) IIS
1 3 (1.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.62%) SAS
2 1 (0.62%) IBM Notes
2 1 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (11.18%) MS Office
2 15 (9.32%) MS Excel
3 8 (4.97%) MS Project
4 7 (4.35%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.48%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (12.42%) Oracle General Ledger
1 20 (12.42%) Oracle Payables
2 19 (11.80%) Oracle Receivables
3 17 (10.56%) Oracle Assets
4 16 (9.94%) Agresso
5 8 (4.97%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (3.73%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (3.11%) Oracle Cash Management
8 4 (2.48%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (1.86%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (1.86%) Oracle 11i
10 2 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.62%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 1 (0.62%) SAP FI
11 1 (0.62%) SAP MM
11 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
11 1 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
11 1 (0.62%) SAP CO
11 1 (0.62%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.62%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.83%) SaaS
2 1 (0.62%) IaaS
2 1 (0.62%) PaaS
2 1 (0.62%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.11%) Network Security
2 2 (1.24%) SAN
2 2 (1.24%) DNS
2 2 (1.24%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.24%) Firewall
2 2 (1.24%) Telnet
3 1 (0.62%) Internet
3 1 (0.62%) DMZ
3 1 (0.62%) VPN
3 1 (0.62%) Broadband
3 1 (0.62%) LAN
3 1 (0.62%) WAN
3 1 (0.62%) DHCP
3 1 (0.62%) VLAN
3 1 (0.62%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.24%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.62%) PowerCenter
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.62%) LoadRunner
1 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.62%) Selenium
General
1 25 (15.53%) Retail
2 10 (6.21%) General Ledger
3 7 (4.35%) Banking
4 4 (2.48%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.48%) Legal
5 3 (1.86%) Law
6 1 (0.62%) Back Office
6 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.62%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 56 (34.78%) Analyst
2 43 (26.71%) Business Analyst
3 30 (18.63%) Project Manager
4 19 (11.80%) Architect
5 7 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
5 7 (4.35%) Network Architect
6 6 (3.73%) Administrator
7 5 (3.11%) Oracle Analyst
7 5 (3.11%) Procurement Manager
7 5 (3.11%) Enterprise Architect
7 5 (3.11%) Implementation Manager
8 4 (2.48%) Senior Project Manager
8 4 (2.48%) Senior Manager
8 4 (2.48%) Support Analyst
8 4 (2.48%) Test Analyst
8 4 (2.48%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (1.86%) PMO Lead
9 3 (1.86%) Programme Manager
9 3 (1.86%) Junior
9 3 (1.86%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.86%) Middleware
2 2 (1.24%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.24%) Web Services
2 2 (1.24%) .NET
3 1 (0.62%) J2EE
3 1 (0.62%) XML
3 1 (0.62%) XSD
3 1 (0.62%) XSLT
3 1 (0.62%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (0.62%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.62%) WCF
3 1 (0.62%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.21%) Data Integration
2 8 (4.97%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.24%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.62%) SWIFT
4 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.62%) PMI
4 1 (0.62%) EPoS
4 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.62%) Clustering
4 1 (0.62%) FMCG
4 1 (0.62%) Open Source
4 1 (0.62%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.62%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.86%) Windows
2 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (1.24%) Linux
3 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.62%) UNIX
3 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (22.36%) Stakeholder Management
2 35 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
2 35 (21.74%) PRINCE2
3 33 (20.50%) Change Management
4 32 (19.88%) Business Intelligence
5 31 (19.25%) Project Management
6 20 (12.42%) ERP
7 17 (10.56%) Waterfall
8 15 (9.32%) E-Commerce
9 14 (8.70%) Scrum
10 13 (8.07%) Procure-to-pay
11 12 (7.45%) Logistics
12 11 (6.83%) Supplier Management
13 9 (5.59%) Data Entry
13 9 (5.59%) Requirements Analysis
13 9 (5.59%) Business Analysis
14 8 (4.97%) Migration
15 7 (4.35%) Data Migration
16 6 (3.73%) Programme Management
16 6 (3.73%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.83%) SQL
2 2 (1.24%) C#
2 2 (1.24%) Java
3 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.62%) ABAP
3 1 (0.62%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (4.35%) Degree
2 6 (3.73%) CCDP
2 6 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.11%) CCNP
4 4 (2.48%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.62%) ACCA
7 1 (0.62%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.62%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.62%) CIMA
7 1 (0.62%) CISA
7 1 (0.62%) CISM
7 1 (0.62%) ISEB
7 1 (0.62%) CISSP
7 1 (0.62%) CCNA
7 1 (0.62%) MCSE
7 1 (0.62%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.97%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.62%) COBIT
2 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.24%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.62%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.62%) SCOM
1 1 (0.62%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 31 (19.25%) Oracle
2 26 (16.15%) SAP
3 18 (11.18%) Microsoft
4 7 (4.35%) Cisco
4 7 (4.35%) Juniper
5 6 (3.73%) F5
6 5 (3.11%) Mercator
7 2 (1.24%) VMware
7 2 (1.24%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.24%) HP
7 2 (1.24%) TSYS
8 1 (0.62%) Splunk
8 1 (0.62%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.62%) Primavera
8 1 (0.62%) Niku
8 1 (0.62%) CA
8 1 (0.62%) CommVault
8 1 (0.62%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.62%) NetApp
8 1 (0.62%) Veritas