The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Bradford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 2 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing Finance 61 43 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 29.47% 24.02% 13.10%
As % of the General category 71.76% 60.56% 51.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 23 6
Average daily rate
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£383 £333 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.03% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £236 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £395 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
Finance
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Bradford region.

General Category
Bradford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
85 71 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 41.06% 39.66% 25.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 32 7
Average daily rate £383 £325 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.69% +19.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £405 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.75 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.64% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Bradford region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the Bradford region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Bradford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Bradford region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Bradford

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Bradford region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford 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 32 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (28.74%) Microsoft
3 24 (27.59%) SQL Server
4 19 (21.84%) .NET
5 18 (20.69%) C#
6 16 (18.39%) MS Excel
7 15 (17.24%) Oracle
7 15 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (14.94%) Project Management
8 13 (14.94%) SOA
9 12 (13.79%) Windows
10 11 (12.64%) SQL
10 11 (12.64%) Banking
10 11 (12.64%) Waterfall
11 10 (11.49%) WCF
11 10 (11.49%) VMware
11 10 (11.49%) ASP.NET
11 10 (11.49%) PRINCE2
12 8 (9.20%) MS Office
12 8 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (8.05%) Business Analysis
13 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (8.05%) E-Commerce
13 7 (8.05%) MS Visio
13 7 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
14 6 (6.90%) Scrum
14 6 (6.90%) Linux
14 6 (6.90%) Systems Analysis
14 6 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford 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 5 (5.75%) IIS
2 3 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.30%) CMS
4 1 (1.15%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.15%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.15%) CICS
Applications
1 16 (18.39%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.20%) MS Office
3 7 (8.05%) MS Visio
4 4 (4.60%) MS Project
5 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.75%) DMZ
2 2 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.15%) Wireless
3 1 (1.15%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.15%) FWSM
3 1 (1.15%) LAN
3 1 (1.15%) VoIP
3 1 (1.15%) WAN
3 1 (1.15%) HTTP
3 1 (1.15%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (4.60%) OLAP
3 4 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.30%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.15%) DTS
6 1 (1.15%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.60%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.15%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.15%) Hudson
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (12.64%) Banking
2 3 (3.45%) Retail
3 2 (2.30%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.15%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.15%) International Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (32.18%) Analyst
2 21 (24.14%) Project Manager
3 19 (21.84%) Business Analyst
4 14 (16.09%) Architect
5 13 (14.94%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (10.34%) Developer
7 7 (8.05%) Test Analyst
8 5 (5.75%) Server Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 5 (5.75%) Financial Business Analyst
8 5 (5.75%) Agile Project Manager
9 4 (4.60%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 4 (4.60%) SQL Database Developer
9 4 (4.60%) Database Developer
9 4 (4.60%) SQL Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (3.45%) Business Systems Analyst
10 3 (3.45%) Systems Analyst
10 3 (3.45%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.84%) .NET
2 10 (11.49%) ASP.NET
2 10 (11.49%) WCF
3 5 (5.75%) jQuery
4 4 (4.60%) .NET Framework
4 4 (4.60%) Web Services
4 4 (4.60%) XML
5 2 (2.30%) HTML
5 2 (2.30%) Middleware
5 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.15%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.15%) JSON
6 1 (1.15%) XSD
6 1 (1.15%) XSL
6 1 (1.15%) CSS
6 1 (1.15%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.45%) N-Tier
2 3 (3.45%) FMCG
3 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.30%) User Experience
4 1 (1.15%) LPAR
4 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.79%) Windows
2 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (6.90%) Linux
4 5 (5.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (5.75%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.15%) UNIX
5 1 (1.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (14.94%) SOA
3 13 (14.94%) Project Management
4 11 (12.64%) Waterfall
5 10 (11.49%) PRINCE2
6 7 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (8.05%) E-Commerce
6 7 (8.05%) Business Analysis
7 6 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (6.90%) Scrum
7 6 (6.90%) Systems Analysis
7 6 (6.90%) Coaching
8 5 (5.75%) Unit Testing
8 5 (5.75%) Migration
8 5 (5.75%) Zachman Framework
8 5 (5.75%) TOGAF
8 5 (5.75%) ETL
9 4 (4.60%) RUP
9 4 (4.60%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.69%) C#
2 11 (12.64%) SQL
3 5 (5.75%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.15%) COBOL
4 1 (1.15%) VB
4 1 (1.15%) VBA
4 1 (1.15%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (4.60%) ISTQB
1 4 (4.60%) ISEB
2 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.15%) Degree
2 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.75%) Active Directory
1 5 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (5.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (28.74%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.24%) Oracle
3 10 (11.49%) VMware
4 5 (5.75%) HP
5 3 (3.45%) SAP
6 2 (2.30%) Informatica
6 2 (2.30%) Tableau
7 1 (1.15%) Siemens
7 1 (1.15%) Sage
7 1 (1.15%) Perforce
7 1 (1.15%) Cisco
7 1 (1.15%) SonicWALL
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