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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 67 78 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 17.09% 17.97% 19.55%
As % of the General category 37.22% 47.27% 50.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 42 21
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£448 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £152 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £20.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.75 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-6.32% +1.85%
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
180 165 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 45.92% 38.02% 38.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 98 36
Average daily rate £475 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +14.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.50 £21.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.00% -3.84%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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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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 +2 28 £550 +29.41% 9
Dunstable -9 7 £406 -14.47% 1
Bedford +1 4 £370 - 1
Finance
East of England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 26 (23.42%) Oracle
1 26 (23.42%) SAP
2 23 (20.72%) ERP
3 18 (16.22%) Project Management
3 18 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (15.32%) E-Commerce
5 15 (13.51%) Retail
6 14 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (12.61%) Agresso
6 14 (12.61%) PRINCE2
7 12 (10.81%) SQL
8 11 (9.91%) Degree
8 11 (9.91%) Oracle EBS R12
9 9 (8.11%) Microsoft
10 8 (7.21%) Cisco
10 8 (7.21%) Change Management
10 8 (7.21%) Oracle General Ledger
10 8 (7.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 8 (7.21%) Waterfall
10 8 (7.21%) Programme Management
10 8 (7.21%) Procure-to-pay
11 7 (6.31%) Enterprise Architecture
11 7 (6.31%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (6.31%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (6.31%) Oracle EBS
11 7 (6.31%) CCNP
11 7 (6.31%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (6.31%) Oracle 11i
12 6 (5.41%) Juniper
12 6 (5.41%) ETL

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.80%) IIS
2 2 (1.80%) MQSeries
2 2 (1.80%) CICS
3 1 (0.90%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.90%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (4.50%) MS Project
2 3 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.70%) MS Office
3 2 (1.80%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.80%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (12.61%) Agresso
2 11 (9.91%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (7.21%) Oracle General Ledger
4 7 (6.31%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (6.31%) Oracle 11i
5 6 (5.41%) Oracle Receivables
5 6 (5.41%) Oracle Assets
5 6 (5.41%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (3.60%) SAP FI
6 4 (3.60%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (3.60%) SAP CO
6 4 (3.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (2.70%) Oracle iProcurement
7 3 (2.70%) SAP MM
8 2 (1.80%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (1.80%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.90%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.90%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.90%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.70%) SaaS
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.31%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (2.70%) Internet
4 2 (1.80%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.80%) LAN
4 2 (1.80%) VoIP
4 2 (1.80%) WAN
4 2 (1.80%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.90%) Firewall
5 1 (0.90%) Wireless
5 1 (0.90%) DHCP
5 1 (0.90%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (3.60%) OLAP
2 4 (3.60%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (2.70%) BusinessObjects XI
3 3 (2.70%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 3 (2.70%) QlikView
3 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.70%) SAP BI
3 3 (2.70%) SAP BW
3 3 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.70%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.80%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (1.80%) DB2
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.90%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (0.90%) CorVu
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.90%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (13.51%) Retail
2 5 (4.50%) Banking
2 5 (4.50%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.50%) Legal
3 4 (3.60%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.60%) Electronics
3 4 (3.60%) General Ledger
3 4 (3.60%) Marketing
4 1 (0.90%) German Language
4 1 (0.90%) Billing
4 1 (0.90%) Games
4 1 (0.90%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.90%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (26.13%) Analyst
2 27 (24.32%) Architect
3 22 (19.82%) Solutions Architect
4 17 (15.32%) Business Analyst
5 12 (10.81%) Consultant
6 9 (8.11%) Developer
7 8 (7.21%) Project Manager
8 7 (6.31%) Oracle Consultant
9 5 (4.50%) Senior Consultant
10 4 (3.60%) Programme Manager
10 4 (3.60%) Trainer
10 4 (3.60%) Delivery Manager
10 4 (3.60%) Supply Chain Analyst
10 4 (3.60%) Network Specialist
10 4 (3.60%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 3 (2.70%) Senior SAP MM Consultant
11 3 (2.70%) SAP Developer
11 3 (2.70%) Senior SAP Consultant
11 3 (2.70%) Systems Architect
11 3 (2.70%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.50%) XML
2 4 (3.60%) Web Services
3 3 (2.70%) Middleware
4 2 (1.80%) REST
4 2 (1.80%) .NET
4 2 (1.80%) ISPF
4 2 (1.80%) JSON
5 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.90%) EJB
5 1 (0.90%) CSS
5 1 (0.90%) JSP
5 1 (0.90%) Servlets
5 1 (0.90%) SOAP
5 1 (0.90%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.41%) Data Integration
1 6 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.60%) DTV
2 4 (3.60%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.80%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.80%) Thin Client
3 2 (1.80%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.80%) Data Extraction
3 2 (1.80%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.90%) FMCG
4 1 (0.90%) EPoS
4 1 (0.90%) EMV
4 1 (0.90%) EFT
4 1 (0.90%) PMI
4 1 (0.90%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.90%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.70%) Windows
2 2 (1.80%) Linux
2 2 (1.80%) UNIX
2 2 (1.80%) zOS
3 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.72%) ERP
2 18 (16.22%) Project Management
2 18 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (15.32%) E-Commerce
4 14 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (12.61%) PRINCE2
5 8 (7.21%) Change Management
5 8 (7.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 8 (7.21%) Waterfall
5 8 (7.21%) Programme Management
5 8 (7.21%) Procure-to-pay
6 7 (6.31%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (6.31%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (5.41%) ETL
7 6 (5.41%) Service Delivery
7 6 (5.41%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (4.50%) Business Analysis
8 5 (4.50%) Scrum
8 5 (4.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (4.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.81%) SQL
2 4 (3.60%) PL/SQL
3 2 (1.80%) COBOL
3 2 (1.80%) Assembly Language
3 2 (1.80%) JCL
3 2 (1.80%) REXX
4 1 (0.90%) Ruby
4 1 (0.90%) Python
4 1 (0.90%) Java
4 1 (0.90%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.90%) PHP
4 1 (0.90%) C#
4 1 (0.90%) Go
Qualifications
1 11 (9.91%) Degree
2 7 (6.31%) CCNP
2 7 (6.31%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.80%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.90%) CISA
4 1 (0.90%) ACCA
4 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.90%) PMP
4 1 (0.90%) CCNA
4 1 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.41%) QA
2 3 (2.70%) SLA
3 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.90%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.90%) TickIT
3 1 (0.90%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.90%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.80%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.90%) SCCM
1 1 (0.90%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (23.42%) Oracle
1 26 (23.42%) SAP
2 9 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.21%) Cisco
4 6 (5.41%) Juniper
4 6 (5.41%) F5
5 5 (4.50%) Business Objects
6 3 (2.70%) IBM
6 3 (2.70%) Citrix
6 3 (2.70%) Tableau
7 2 (1.80%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.80%) Cognos
7 2 (1.80%) VMware
7 2 (1.80%) KANA
7 2 (1.80%) hybris
8 1 (0.90%) Pega
8 1 (0.90%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.90%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.90%) JDA
8 1 (0.90%) Adobe
Bedfordshire
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £175 - £185 per day
Posted: 3 days ago