The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 352 231 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 28.73% 22.83% 24.51%
As % of the General category 67.05% 60.79% 63.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 111 107
Average daily rate
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£360 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 6
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £12.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +13.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.92 £13.65 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £44.97 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
Finance
South East

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

General Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
525 380 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 42.86% 37.55% 38.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 181 148
Average daily rate £375 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 32 16
Average hourly rate £12.25 £15.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.56 £13.35 £11.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.80 £51.00 £35.00
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 Buckinghamshire

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 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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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
Milton Keynes +1 272 £368 +5.00% 25
High Wycombe +2 15 £320 -20.98% 13
Amersham - 6 £575 -
Marlow +1 1 - - 3
Aylesbury - - - - 5
Chesham - - - -
Gerrards Cross - - - - 2
Finance
South East

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

1 119 (16.53%) Banking
2 118 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (14.86%) Project Management
4 99 (13.75%) SQL
5 85 (11.81%) PRINCE2
6 83 (11.53%) Microsoft
7 82 (11.39%) MS Excel
8 80 (11.11%) Windows
9 79 (10.97%) Oracle
10 73 (10.14%) .NET
11 72 (10.00%) Java
12 69 (9.58%) Business Analysis
13 67 (9.31%) C#
14 65 (9.03%) ITIL
15 64 (8.89%) Scrum
16 62 (8.61%) SAP
17 61 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
17 61 (8.47%) Retail
18 54 (7.50%) OO
19 53 (7.36%) UNIX
20 47 (6.53%) JavaScript
21 46 (6.39%) BDD
22 45 (6.25%) QA
22 45 (6.25%) TDD
23 44 (6.11%) ISEB
24 43 (5.97%) MS Office
25 42 (5.83%) MS Project
26 41 (5.69%) Security Cleared
27 40 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
28 39 (5.42%) User Acceptance Testing

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 28 (3.89%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.47%) WebSphere
3 15 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (1.94%) CMS
5 13 (1.81%) WebSphere Application Server
6 11 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (1.25%) SAS
8 7 (0.97%) JBoss
9 5 (0.69%) Apache
9 5 (0.69%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.56%) Liferay
10 4 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 4 (0.56%) IIS
10 4 (0.56%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.42%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 82 (11.39%) MS Excel
2 43 (5.97%) MS Office
3 42 (5.83%) MS Project
4 27 (3.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (3.06%) MS Visio
6 14 (1.94%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 15 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (1.67%) SAP FI
3 9 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.83%) Staffware
5 5 (0.69%) SAP CRM
5 5 (0.69%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.42%) SAP CS
7 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.14%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.14%) assyst
8 1 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.14%) Summit
8 1 (0.14%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.14%) Agresso
8 1 (0.14%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.14%) AWD
8 1 (0.14%) TIBCO iProcess
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.14%) Google App Engine
1 1 (0.14%) SaaS
1 1 (0.14%) PaaS
1 1 (0.14%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.36%) Intranet
1 17 (2.36%) Internet
2 12 (1.67%) Firewall
3 10 (1.39%) SAN
3 10 (1.39%) ATM
4 9 (1.25%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.83%) NAS
5 6 (0.83%) WAN
5 6 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (0.69%) HTTP
6 5 (0.69%) LAN
7 4 (0.56%) MPLS
7 4 (0.56%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.56%) VoIP
7 4 (0.56%) Broadband
8 3 (0.42%) LDAP
8 3 (0.42%) ADSL
8 3 (0.42%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.42%) Network Security
8 3 (0.42%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.92%) DB2
2 19 (2.64%) PowerCenter
3 18 (2.50%) SQL Server
4 17 (2.36%) Oracle Database
5 16 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (1.53%) SAP BW
7 9 (1.25%) Relational Database
8 7 (0.97%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.56%) SAP BI
10 4 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.28%) Base SAS
12 2 (0.28%) BusinessObjects XI
12 2 (0.28%) MySQL
12 2 (0.28%) MS Access
12 2 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.14%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 27 (3.75%) Selenium
2 17 (2.36%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (1.94%) Eclipse
4 10 (1.39%) WebDriver
5 8 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.97%) TeamCity
6 7 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (0.83%) JIRA
7 6 (0.83%) JMeter
8 5 (0.69%) Introscope
8 5 (0.69%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.69%) MSBuild
9 4 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.56%) Subversion
10 3 (0.42%) Toad
10 3 (0.42%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.42%) WatiN
11 2 (0.28%) Eclipse RCP
11 2 (0.28%) Hudson
11 2 (0.28%) Git (software)
General
1 119 (16.53%) Banking
2 61 (8.47%) Retail
3 37 (5.14%) Telecoms
3 37 (5.14%) Spanish Language
4 32 (4.44%) Automotive
5 29 (4.03%) Legal
6 27 (3.75%) Marketing
7 25 (3.47%) Financial Institution
8 23 (3.19%) Manufacturing
9 16 (2.22%) Electronics
10 14 (1.94%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.97%) Back Office
12 4 (0.56%) Advertising
12 4 (0.56%) Law
13 3 (0.42%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.28%) Front Office
14 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.14%) International Banking
15 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 250 (34.72%) Analyst
2 116 (16.11%) Business Analyst
3 107 (14.86%) Project Manager
4 79 (10.97%) Developer
5 31 (4.31%) Architect
6 29 (4.03%) Administrator
7 28 (3.89%) Financial Business Analyst
8 27 (3.75%) Test Manager
9 26 (3.61%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 25 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
11 22 (3.06%) .NET Developer
11 22 (3.06%) Agile Business Analyst
12 20 (2.78%) Java Developer
12 20 (2.78%) Test Analyst
13 19 (2.64%) Systems Analyst
14 17 (2.36%) Support Analyst
15 16 (2.22%) 1st Line Support
15 16 (2.22%) Tester
15 16 (2.22%) C# Developer
16 14 (1.94%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (10.14%) .NET
2 34 (4.72%) ASP.NET
3 30 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
4 28 (3.89%) HTML
5 24 (3.33%) WCF
6 21 (2.92%) J2EE
7 20 (2.78%) CSS
8 19 (2.64%) XML
9 18 (2.50%) Web Services
10 17 (2.36%) KnockoutJS
10 17 (2.36%) jQuery
11 15 (2.08%) AngularJS
12 14 (1.94%) Backbone.js
12 14 (1.94%) JSP
12 14 (1.94%) NHibernate
13 13 (1.81%) Spring
14 10 (1.39%) .NET Framework
14 10 (1.39%) Hibernate
15 8 (1.11%) Java EE
16 7 (0.97%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (2.78%) Mainframe
3 17 (2.36%) DTV
4 14 (1.94%) Credit Risk
5 13 (1.81%) N-Tier
6 11 (1.53%) EPoS
6 11 (1.53%) Hedge funds
7 8 (1.11%) User Experience
7 8 (1.11%) Clustering
8 7 (0.97%) Blackberry
8 7 (0.97%) Mobile App
8 7 (0.97%) Mobile Banking
9 6 (0.83%) IBM Mainframe
9 6 (0.83%) Computer Science
9 6 (0.83%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.69%) IVR
11 4 (0.56%) PMI
11 4 (0.56%) Online Banking
12 3 (0.42%) e-Health
12 3 (0.42%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 80 (11.11%) Windows
2 53 (7.36%) UNIX
3 22 (3.06%) Windows NT
4 21 (2.92%) Windows 7
5 13 (1.81%) Linux
6 10 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (1.39%) Windows XP
7 9 (1.25%) Android
7 9 (1.25%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.11%) Windows 2000
9 7 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (0.56%) MVS
11 4 (0.56%) AIX
12 3 (0.42%) Solaris
12 3 (0.42%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (14.86%) Project Management
3 85 (11.81%) PRINCE2
4 69 (9.58%) Business Analysis
5 65 (9.03%) ITIL
6 64 (8.89%) Scrum
7 61 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 54 (7.50%) OO
9 46 (6.39%) BDD
10 45 (6.25%) TDD
11 39 (5.42%) User Acceptance Testing
11 39 (5.42%) Business Intelligence
12 37 (5.14%) Migration
12 37 (5.14%) MVC
13 35 (4.86%) Waterfall
14 31 (4.31%) Change Management
15 29 (4.03%) Test Management
16 28 (3.89%) Continuous Integration
16 28 (3.89%) Project Planning
16 28 (3.89%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 99 (13.75%) SQL
2 72 (10.00%) Java
3 67 (9.31%) C#
4 47 (6.53%) JavaScript
5 22 (3.06%) PL/SQL
6 17 (2.36%) VBScript
7 13 (1.81%) PowerShell
8 11 (1.53%) COBOL
9 9 (1.25%) VB
10 8 (1.11%) C++
11 7 (0.97%) C
11 7 (0.97%) JCL
12 5 (0.69%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.42%) VBA
13 3 (0.42%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.42%) Perl
14 2 (0.28%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.28%) Python
14 2 (0.28%) AWK
15 1 (0.14%) Korn
Qualifications
1 44 (6.11%) ISEB
2 41 (5.69%) Security Cleared
3 37 (5.14%) SC Cleared
4 31 (4.31%) Degree
5 15 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 14 (1.94%) PMI Certification
6 14 (1.94%) ISTQB
7 10 (1.39%) PMP
7 10 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 8 (1.11%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.83%) MCSE
11 5 (0.69%) HND
11 5 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.42%) CCNA
12 3 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 2 (0.28%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.25%) QA
2 30 (4.17%) SLA
3 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.28%) COREP
4 2 (0.28%) FINREP
4 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.14%) Basel II
5 1 (0.14%) BS15000
5 1 (0.14%) COBIT
5 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.14%) CRD IV
System Software
1 34 (4.72%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.11%) VMware ESX
4 6 (0.83%) Terminal Services
5 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (0.56%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.14%) Snort
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.14%) XenApp
6 1 (0.14%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 29 (4.03%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (1.81%) Control-M
3 9 (1.25%) SCCM
4 8 (1.11%) CA Wily
5 7 (0.97%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.83%) SCOM
6 6 (0.83%) BladeLogic
7 4 (0.56%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 3 (0.42%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.28%) HP UCMDB
9 2 (0.28%) MAINVIEW
9 2 (0.28%) TIBCO Hawk
10 1 (0.14%) OVSD
10 1 (0.14%) OpenView
10 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.14%) WhatsUp Gold
10 1 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.14%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 83 (11.53%) Microsoft
2 79 (10.97%) Oracle
3 62 (8.61%) SAP
4 24 (3.33%) IBM
5 22 (3.06%) HP
6 20 (2.78%) Remedy
7 16 (2.22%) Citrix
8 13 (1.81%) VMware
9 12 (1.67%) Business Objects
10 11 (1.53%) Avaya
11 10 (1.39%) Informatica
11 10 (1.39%) Cisco
12 9 (1.25%) Intel
12 9 (1.25%) TIBCO
13 8 (1.11%) Genesys
14 6 (0.83%) CheckPoint
14 6 (0.83%) NetApp
15 5 (0.69%) FatWire
15 5 (0.69%) EMC
16 4 (0.56%) F5
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