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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 3 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Finance 44 37 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 21.67% 19.68% 11.39%
As % of the General category 59.46% 56.92% 38.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 7
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£383 £338 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £246 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £400 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.10%
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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
74 65 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 36.45% 34.57% 29.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 32 9
Average daily rate £385 £325 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +19.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £230 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -29.20%

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 1 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 1 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 25 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (29.33%) SQL Server
3 18 (24.00%) Microsoft
4 17 (22.67%) .NET
5 16 (21.33%) C#
6 15 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (17.33%) SQL
7 13 (17.33%) Oracle
8 11 (14.67%) PRINCE2
8 11 (14.67%) Windows
8 11 (14.67%) MS Excel
8 11 (14.67%) SOA
9 10 (13.33%) Project Management
9 10 (13.33%) ASP.NET
9 10 (13.33%) Banking
9 10 (13.33%) WCF
10 9 (12.00%) VMware
11 8 (10.67%) HP
11 8 (10.67%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (10.67%) Waterfall
12 7 (9.33%) ISTQB
12 7 (9.33%) QuickTest Pro
12 7 (9.33%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (8.00%) Linux
13 6 (8.00%) Systems Analysis
14 5 (6.67%) Zachman Framework
14 5 (6.67%) TOGAF
14 5 (6.67%) Scrum
14 5 (6.67%) JavaScript
14 5 (6.67%) MS Office

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 2 (2.67%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.67%) IIS
1 2 (2.67%) CMS
2 1 (1.33%) MS Project Server
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 11 (14.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.67%) MS Office
3 4 (5.33%) MS Project
4 3 (4.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) DMZ
1 2 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.33%) Firewall
2 1 (1.33%) LAN
2 1 (1.33%) WAN
2 1 (1.33%) HTTP
2 1 (1.33%) SAN
2 1 (1.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (29.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (5.33%) OLAP
3 4 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.67%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.33%) MS Access
6 1 (1.33%) DTS
6 1 (1.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (9.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.33%) Hudson
3 1 (1.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (13.33%) Banking
2 4 (5.33%) Retail
3 2 (2.67%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.33%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (34.67%) Analyst
2 16 (21.33%) Project Manager
3 15 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 12 (16.00%) Architect
5 11 (14.67%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (12.00%) Developer
6 9 (12.00%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Agile Project Manager
7 4 (5.33%) SQL Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Database Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (5.33%) SQL Database Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Technical Business Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Web Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Business Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Digital Project Manager
9 2 (2.67%) Agile Business Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.67%) .NET
2 10 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 10 (13.33%) WCF
3 5 (6.67%) jQuery
4 4 (5.33%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.33%) Web Services
4 4 (5.33%) XML
5 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.67%) Middleware
5 2 (2.67%) HTML
6 1 (1.33%) CSS
6 1 (1.33%) Classic ASP
6 1 (1.33%) XSD
6 1 (1.33%) XSL
6 1 (1.33%) JSON
6 1 (1.33%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.00%) N-Tier
2 3 (4.00%) FMCG
3 2 (2.67%) User Experience
3 2 (2.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.67%) Windows
2 6 (8.00%) Linux
3 5 (6.67%) Oracle Linux
4 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (14.67%) PRINCE2
3 11 (14.67%) SOA
4 10 (13.33%) Project Management
5 8 (10.67%) Waterfall
6 7 (9.33%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (8.00%) Systems Analysis
8 5 (6.67%) Zachman Framework
8 5 (6.67%) TOGAF
8 5 (6.67%) Scrum
8 5 (6.67%) ETL
8 5 (6.67%) Test Strategy
8 5 (6.67%) Unit Testing
8 5 (6.67%) Coaching
9 4 (5.33%) High Availability
9 4 (5.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (5.33%) Business Analysis
9 4 (5.33%) RUP
9 4 (5.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.33%) C#
2 13 (17.33%) SQL
3 5 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.33%) VB6
4 1 (1.33%) VB
4 1 (1.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (9.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (5.33%) ISEB
3 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.67%) APMP
4 2 (2.67%) Degree
4 2 (2.67%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.67%) vSphere
1 2 (2.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (10.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.33%) Oracle
3 9 (12.00%) VMware
4 8 (10.67%) HP
5 3 (4.00%) SAP
6 2 (2.67%) Tableau
6 2 (2.67%) Informatica
7 1 (1.33%) Perforce