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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 13 23 24
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 35 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 9.59% 5.96% 6.07%
As % of the General category 42.68% 23.71% 26.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 20
Average daily rate £373 £373 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £295 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £625 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £11.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.39 £22.77
% change year-on-year
+3.14% -14.84%
General Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
82 97 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 22.47% 25.13% 23.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 29 58
Average daily rate £300 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £225 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 16
Average hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £16.40 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 32 (38.10%) SQL
2 29 (34.52%) UNIX
3 28 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 28 (33.33%) Java
4 24 (28.57%) Perl
5 23 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (26.19%) Linux
7 21 (25.00%) Oracle
7 21 (25.00%) Sybase
8 20 (23.81%) Solaris
8 20 (23.81%) Subversion
9 19 (22.62%) CGI
10 15 (17.86%) Project Management
10 15 (17.86%) Sun
10 15 (17.86%) OO
11 14 (16.67%) J2EE
11 14 (16.67%) Migration
12 13 (15.48%) Apache
13 12 (14.29%) Advertising
14 11 (13.10%) Internet
15 10 (11.90%) Data Migration
15 10 (11.90%) Active Directory
16 9 (10.71%) MS Exchange
16 9 (10.71%) SQL Server
16 9 (10.71%) QA
16 9 (10.71%) Retail
17 8 (9.52%) Banking
17 8 (9.52%) Multithreading
17 8 (9.52%) XenApp
17 8 (9.52%) Oracle Linux

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 28 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 13 (15.48%) Apache
3 9 (10.71%) MS Exchange
4 7 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (7.14%) IIS
6 5 (5.95%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (7.14%) MS Visio
1 6 (7.14%) MS Project
2 4 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.57%) MS Office
4 2 (2.38%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.10%) Internet
2 7 (8.33%) SAN
3 6 (7.14%) Firewall
3 6 (7.14%) FTP
4 4 (4.76%) VPN
4 4 (4.76%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.38%) SMTP
6 1 (1.19%) DHCP
6 1 (1.19%) DNS
6 1 (1.19%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.76%) EDMS
3 3 (3.57%) MySQL
4 2 (2.38%) Spotfire
4 2 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.19%) Cognos Powerplay
5 1 (1.19%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 20 (23.81%) Subversion
2 6 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 12 (14.29%) Advertising
2 9 (10.71%) Retail
3 8 (9.52%) Banking
4 5 (5.95%) Retail Banking
4 5 (5.95%) Marketing
5 4 (4.76%) Games
5 4 (4.76%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.38%) Publishing
6 2 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.19%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (21.43%) Analyst
2 16 (19.05%) Developer
3 12 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 11 (13.10%) Java Engineer
5 10 (11.90%) Project Manager
6 9 (10.71%) Architect
7 7 (8.33%) Business Analyst
7 7 (8.33%) Java Architect
8 6 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (5.95%) Wintel Engineer
9 5 (5.95%) Wintel Systems Engineer
10 4 (4.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 4 (4.76%) Technical Writer
10 4 (4.76%) Java Programmer
10 4 (4.76%) Technical Architect
10 4 (4.76%) Applications Specialist
10 4 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (4.76%) Programmer
10 4 (4.76%) Author
10 4 (4.76%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (22.62%) CGI
2 14 (16.67%) J2EE
3 8 (9.52%) J2SE
4 7 (8.33%) HTML
5 4 (4.76%) XML
6 2 (2.38%) HTML5
6 2 (2.38%) CSS3
6 2 (2.38%) OpenID
6 2 (2.38%) OAuth
6 2 (2.38%) jQuery
6 2 (2.38%) EDI
6 2 (2.38%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) Clustering
2 4 (4.76%) Open Source
2 4 (4.76%) Copywriting
2 4 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.38%) Replication
3 2 (2.38%) PMI
4 1 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 29 (34.52%) UNIX
2 22 (26.19%) Linux
3 20 (23.81%) Solaris
4 8 (9.52%) Oracle Linux
4 8 (9.52%) Windows
5 1 (1.19%) Android
5 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (17.86%) Project Management
2 15 (17.86%) OO
3 14 (16.67%) Migration
4 10 (11.90%) Data Migration
5 8 (9.52%) Multithreading
5 8 (9.52%) UML
5 8 (9.52%) OOA/OOD
5 8 (9.52%) PRINCE2
6 7 (8.33%) Change Management
6 7 (8.33%) Load Balancing
7 6 (7.14%) TDD
7 6 (7.14%) Performance Testing
8 5 (5.95%) E-Commerce
8 5 (5.95%) Process Management
8 5 (5.95%) Scrum
8 5 (5.95%) Unit Testing
8 5 (5.95%) Change Control
9 4 (4.76%) Test Strategy
9 4 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 32 (38.10%) SQL
2 28 (33.33%) Java
3 24 (28.57%) Perl
4 2 (2.38%) Bourne shell
4 2 (2.38%) AWK
4 2 (2.38%) Tcl
4 2 (2.38%) C
4 2 (2.38%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.38%) PHP
5 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.19%) VBA
5 1 (1.19%) X++
5 1 (1.19%) sed
Qualifications
1 5 (5.95%) Degree
2 3 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (3.57%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.19%) MCSE
3 1 (1.19%) ISEB
3 1 (1.19%) PMP
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.19%) ACCA
3 1 (1.19%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.71%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (11.90%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.52%) XenApp
3 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) NetBackup
1 6 (7.14%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.38%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 21 (25.00%) Oracle
1 21 (25.00%) Sybase
2 15 (17.86%) Sun
3 7 (8.33%) Cisco
3 7 (8.33%) VMware
4 6 (7.14%) NetApp
4 6 (7.14%) CheckPoint
4 6 (7.14%) HP
5 5 (5.95%) Atlassian
6 4 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 4 (4.76%) Citrix
6 4 (4.76%) SAP
6 4 (4.76%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.19%) Cognos
7 1 (1.19%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.19%) Wyse
Cambridge
Hudson - London
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 27 days ago