The 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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 24 5 18
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +13
Contract jobs citing Finance 15 43 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.67% 14.93% 8.22%
As % of the General category 34.88% 50.59% 36.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 29 15
Average daily rate
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£219 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £350 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £425 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.39
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -14.90%
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 Cambridge region.

General Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
43 85 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.40% 29.51% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 45 25
Average daily rate £350 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £265 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 14
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £23.86 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -7.35%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015, 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 23 (45.10%) Microsoft
2 20 (39.22%) ITIL
3 19 (37.25%) MS Excel
4 18 (35.29%) Active Directory
4 18 (35.29%) Citrix
5 17 (33.33%) Remedy
5 17 (33.33%) Blackberry
6 15 (29.41%) MS Office
7 14 (27.45%) Windows
8 11 (21.57%) Windows 7
9 8 (15.69%) Service Management
10 7 (13.73%) Advertising
11 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (9.80%) VMware
11 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (9.80%) Incident Management
11 5 (9.80%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (9.80%) SharePoint
11 5 (9.80%) SAP
11 5 (9.80%) SQL
11 5 (9.80%) BMC
11 5 (9.80%) Project Management
11 5 (9.80%) MS Exchange
11 5 (9.80%) Portfolio Management
12 4 (7.84%) Waterfall
12 4 (7.84%) Mentoring
12 4 (7.84%) SLA
12 4 (7.84%) Cisco
12 4 (7.84%) HP
12 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 5 (9.80%) SharePoint
1 5 (9.80%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.96%) Node.js
Applications
1 19 (37.25%) MS Excel
2 15 (29.41%) MS Office
3 4 (7.84%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.96%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.96%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.96%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.96%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) ADSL
1 3 (5.88%) Broadband
2 2 (3.92%) LAN
2 2 (3.92%) WAN
2 2 (3.92%) VPN
2 2 (3.92%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.96%) Firewall
3 1 (1.96%) LDAP
3 1 (1.96%) Internet
3 1 (1.96%) DNS
3 1 (1.96%) SMTP
3 1 (1.96%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.96%) Jasmine
2 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (13.73%) Advertising
2 4 (7.84%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.88%) Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.96%) Electronics
5 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (68.63%) Analyst
2 19 (37.25%) Service Analyst
2 19 (37.25%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (13.73%) Support Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Test Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Administrator
5 3 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Citrix Support
5 3 (5.88%) Desktop Support
6 2 (3.92%) Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Project Planner
6 2 (3.92%) PMO Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Senior Support Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) SQL DBA
6 2 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.92%) DBA
7 1 (1.96%) Technical Support
7 1 (1.96%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) .NET
1 3 (5.88%) HTML
2 2 (3.92%) HTML5
2 2 (3.92%) CSS3
2 2 (3.92%) CSS
2 2 (3.92%) XML
2 2 (3.92%) jQuery
3 1 (1.96%) WPF
3 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.96%) Web Services
3 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.96%) OpenID
3 1 (1.96%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 17 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.88%) NHS
2 3 (5.88%) Data Extraction
3 2 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.92%) CCTV
4 1 (1.96%) DTV
4 1 (1.96%) PMI
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 14 (27.45%) Windows
2 11 (21.57%) Windows 7
3 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (7.84%) Windows XP
4 3 (5.88%) Linux
5 2 (3.92%) Android
5 2 (3.92%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.96%) CentOS
6 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (39.22%) ITIL
2 8 (15.69%) Service Management
3 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (9.80%) Incident Management
3 5 (9.80%) Project Management
3 5 (9.80%) Portfolio Management
4 4 (7.84%) Waterfall
4 4 (7.84%) Mentoring
4 4 (7.84%) PRINCE2
4 4 (7.84%) Change Management
5 3 (5.88%) Migration
5 3 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (5.88%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.92%) Business Transformation
6 2 (3.92%) Release Management
6 2 (3.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (3.92%) Test Scripting
6 2 (3.92%) Programme Management
6 2 (3.92%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.80%) SQL
2 2 (3.92%) C
2 2 (3.92%) C#
2 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.92%) PHP
2 2 (3.92%) VBA
3 1 (1.96%) Python
3 1 (1.96%) Perl
3 1 (1.96%) ABAP
3 1 (1.96%) Java
3 1 (1.96%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.92%) Degree
2 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (3.92%) ISEB
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.92%) PMP
2 2 (3.92%) MCP
3 1 (1.96%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.96%) GAAP
System Software
1 18 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 23 (45.10%) Microsoft
2 18 (35.29%) Citrix
3 17 (33.33%) Remedy
4 5 (9.80%) VMware
4 5 (9.80%) SAP
4 5 (9.80%) BMC
5 4 (7.84%) Cisco
5 4 (7.84%) HP
6 3 (5.88%) Oracle
7 2 (3.92%) Polycom
7 2 (3.92%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.92%) MobileIron
7 2 (3.92%) Dell
7 2 (3.92%) Planview