The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Cambridge region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 13 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 42 41 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.99% 10.68% 13.98%
As % of the General category 48.28% 36.94% 49.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 17 56
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £255 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £405 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £10.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.50%
General Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
87 111 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.63% 28.91% 28.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 34 79
Average daily rate £375 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 25
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Finance
Cambridgeshire

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 21 (28.00%) Oracle
2 19 (25.33%) ITIL
3 16 (21.33%) SQL
3 16 (21.33%) E-Commerce
4 14 (18.67%) Linux
5 13 (17.33%) Java
6 12 (16.00%) Perl
6 12 (16.00%) UNIX
6 12 (16.00%) Tomcat
7 11 (14.67%) Project Management
7 11 (14.67%) Citrix
7 11 (14.67%) Telecoms
8 10 (13.33%) Remedy
8 10 (13.33%) Solaris
8 10 (13.33%) J2SE
8 10 (13.33%) Sun
8 10 (13.33%) J2EE
8 10 (13.33%) UML
8 10 (13.33%) WebLogic
8 10 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (13.33%) Degree
8 10 (13.33%) Multithreading
8 10 (13.33%) Oracle Linux
9 9 (12.00%) Atlassian
9 9 (12.00%) Banking
9 9 (12.00%) Incident Management
9 9 (12.00%) SLA
9 9 (12.00%) Internet
9 9 (12.00%) VMware
10 8 (10.67%) Microsoft

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 12 (16.00%) Tomcat
2 10 (13.33%) WebLogic
3 6 (8.00%) IIS
4 5 (6.67%) MS Exchange
5 4 (5.33%) Apache
6 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.00%) MS Visio
3 4 (5.33%) MS Project
4 2 (2.67%) MS Office
4 2 (2.67%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.33%) Agresso
4 1 (1.33%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.33%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.33%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.00%) Internet
2 5 (6.67%) VPN
3 4 (5.33%) HTTPS
3 4 (5.33%) ADSL
3 4 (5.33%) Broadband
4 3 (4.00%) SMTP
4 3 (4.00%) Network Security
5 1 (1.33%) Junos
5 1 (1.33%) Multicast
5 1 (1.33%) MPLS
5 1 (1.33%) BGP
5 1 (1.33%) Firewall
5 1 (1.33%) VLAN
5 1 (1.33%) DHCP
5 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.33%) IPv6
5 1 (1.33%) SAN
5 1 (1.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 5 (6.67%) Big Data
2 4 (5.33%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (2.67%) Spotfire
3 2 (2.67%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.33%) SQLPlus
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.33%) Cognos Powerplay
4 1 (1.33%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 1 (1.33%) Cognos Transformer
Development Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.67%) Subversion
3 4 (5.33%) JIRA
4 3 (4.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (14.67%) Telecoms
2 9 (12.00%) Banking
3 6 (8.00%) Advertising
4 5 (6.67%) Marketing
5 4 (5.33%) Retail
5 4 (5.33%) Games
6 2 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.33%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (26.67%) Analyst
2 12 (16.00%) Developer
3 9 (12.00%) Project Manager
4 7 (9.33%) Business Analyst
4 7 (9.33%) Architect
5 6 (8.00%) Service Analyst
5 6 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (8.00%) Java Architect
6 5 (6.67%) Python Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (6.67%) Service Manager
6 5 (6.67%) Services Delivery Manager
6 5 (6.67%) Python/Django Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Java/J2EE Architect
7 4 (5.33%) Technical Author
7 4 (5.33%) Author
7 4 (5.33%) Technical Architect
7 4 (5.33%) Technical Writer
8 3 (4.00%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.33%) J2EE
1 10 (13.33%) J2SE
2 8 (10.67%) HTML
2 8 (10.67%) jQuery
3 6 (8.00%) .NET
4 5 (6.67%) SVG
4 5 (6.67%) CGI
4 5 (6.67%) Web Services
4 5 (6.67%) XML
4 5 (6.67%) Django
4 5 (6.67%) D3.js
5 3 (4.00%) OAuth
5 3 (4.00%) OpenID
5 3 (4.00%) HTML5
5 3 (4.00%) CSS3
5 3 (4.00%) CSS
6 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.33%) WCF
6 1 (1.33%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Clustering
2 6 (8.00%) Blackberry
2 6 (8.00%) Open Source
3 5 (6.67%) Visualisation
3 5 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.33%) Copywriting
4 4 (5.33%) CCTV
5 2 (2.67%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.33%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.67%) Linux
2 12 (16.00%) UNIX
3 10 (13.33%) Solaris
3 10 (13.33%) Oracle Linux
4 8 (10.67%) Windows
5 4 (5.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.67%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.67%) Android
7 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.33%) ITIL
2 16 (21.33%) E-Commerce
3 11 (14.67%) Project Management
4 10 (13.33%) UML
4 10 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (13.33%) Multithreading
5 9 (12.00%) Incident Management
6 7 (9.33%) Load Balancing
6 7 (9.33%) OOA/OOD
6 7 (9.33%) OO
6 7 (9.33%) Service Management
7 5 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 5 (6.67%) Change Management
7 5 (6.67%) Migration
7 5 (6.67%) Scrum
7 5 (6.67%) Performance Testing
7 5 (6.67%) Web Development
7 5 (6.67%) User Stories
7 5 (6.67%) DevOps
8 4 (5.33%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.33%) SQL
2 13 (17.33%) Java
3 12 (16.00%) Perl
4 6 (8.00%) C#
5 5 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.67%) Python
6 3 (4.00%) Tcl
6 3 (4.00%) C++
6 3 (4.00%) PHP
7 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (13.33%) Degree
2 4 (5.33%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.33%) PMP
4 1 (1.33%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.33%) ACCA
4 1 (1.33%) CIMA
4 1 (1.33%) HNC
4 1 (1.33%) HND
4 1 (1.33%) MCSE
4 1 (1.33%) ISEB
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.33%) QA
3 1 (1.33%) GAAP
System Software
1 7 (9.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) OpenSSO
2 1 (1.33%) OPNET
Vendors
1 21 (28.00%) Oracle
2 11 (14.67%) Citrix
3 10 (13.33%) Remedy
3 10 (13.33%) Sun
4 9 (12.00%) VMware
4 9 (12.00%) Atlassian
5 8 (10.67%) Microsoft
6 7 (9.33%) BMC
7 6 (8.00%) Sybase
8 5 (6.67%) Cisco
8 5 (6.67%) Splunk
9 4 (5.33%) HP
9 4 (5.33%) Business Objects
10 3 (4.00%) SAP
11 1 (1.33%) JBoss
11 1 (1.33%) Cognos
11 1 (1.33%) NEC
11 1 (1.33%) Wyse
11 1 (1.33%) Hyperion
11 1 (1.33%) Juniper
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
JM
Rate: £125 - £175 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago