The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Brentwood region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 1 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Finance 20 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brentwood 39.22% 41.67% 25.00%
As % of the General category 71.43% 76.92% 64.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 1
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£575 £550 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Average hourly rate £30.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.66% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £33.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £39.10 £38.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.25%
Finance
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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 Brentwood region.

General Category
Brentwood
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
28 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brentwood 54.90% 54.17% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 4
Average daily rate £450 £550 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +61.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £286 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £560 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Average hourly rate £30.50 £38.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.77% +6.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £37.50 £32.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £39.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -24.13%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Brentwood

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Brentwood

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Brentwood

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Brentwood

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Brentwood

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Brentwood region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Brentwood

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Brentwood

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Brentwood

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brentwood

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brentwood 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 13 (43.33%) Oracle
2 12 (40.00%) Java
3 10 (33.33%) SQL
3 10 (33.33%) Windows
3 10 (33.33%) Banking
4 8 (26.67%) Telecoms
4 8 (26.67%) Linux
4 8 (26.67%) WebLogic
5 7 (23.33%) IBM
5 7 (23.33%) Project Management
6 6 (20.00%) .NET
6 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 5 (16.67%) XML
7 5 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (13.33%) WebFOCUS
8 4 (13.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
8 4 (13.33%) VMware
8 4 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (13.33%) SOA
8 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
8 4 (13.33%) Middleware
8 4 (13.33%) ITIL
8 4 (13.33%) UNIX
8 4 (13.33%) MS Office

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brentwood 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 8 (26.67%) WebLogic
2 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 3 (10.00%) MQSeries
4 2 (6.67%) IIS
4 2 (6.67%) Apache
4 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
4 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.33%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Office
2 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle CRM
1 3 (10.00%) Magento
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) SAN
2 1 (3.33%) CTI
2 1 (3.33%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) Wireless
2 1 (3.33%) NAS
2 1 (3.33%) Broadband
2 1 (3.33%) DHCP
2 1 (3.33%) FTP
2 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.33%) VPN
2 1 (3.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (13.33%) DB2
3 4 (13.33%) WebFOCUS
4 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Lombardi
General
1 10 (33.33%) Banking
2 8 (26.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (10.00%) Retail
3 3 (10.00%) Marketing
4 2 (6.67%) German Language
5 1 (3.33%) Automotive
5 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Systems Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Architect
4 5 (16.67%) Support Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Provisioning Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Applications Support
6 2 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Integration Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support
7 1 (3.33%) Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.33%) Data Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) .NET
2 5 (16.67%) XML
3 4 (13.33%) Middleware
4 3 (10.00%) J2EE
5 1 (3.33%) COM+
5 1 (3.33%) XSD
5 1 (3.33%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (6.67%) PMI
2 2 (6.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.33%) AS400
3 1 (3.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Linux
3 4 (13.33%) Apple iOS
3 4 (13.33%) UNIX
4 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.33%) AIX
5 1 (3.33%) Solaris
5 1 (3.33%) zOS
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.33%) SUSE
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Project Management
2 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 5 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (13.33%) SOA
3 4 (13.33%) ITIL
4 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (10.00%) OO
4 3 (10.00%) CRM
4 3 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (10.00%) Release Management
4 3 (10.00%) Change Control
5 2 (6.67%) Migration
5 2 (6.67%) Time Management
5 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.67%) UML
6 1 (3.33%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) Java
2 10 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (10.00%) PHP
4 2 (6.67%) VBA
4 2 (6.67%) JCL
4 2 (6.67%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) PMI Certification
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
1 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) RACF
3 1 (3.33%) MetaFrame
3 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.33%) XenApp
3 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Oracle
2 7 (23.33%) IBM
3 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (13.33%) VMware
5 3 (10.00%) Teradata
5 3 (10.00%) Software AG
5 3 (10.00%) SAP
5 3 (10.00%) JD Edwards
5 3 (10.00%) webMethods
6 2 (6.67%) JBoss
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco
6 2 (6.67%) HP
6 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.67%) Citrix
7 1 (3.33%) Avaya
7 1 (3.33%) Syncsort
7 1 (3.33%) 3PAR
7 1 (3.33%) EMC
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