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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 15 7 11
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing Finance 38 44 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.44% 11.83% 13.11%
As % of the General category 48.10% 44.00% 40.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 46
Average daily rate
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£340 £340 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £414 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -9.09%
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Cambridgeshire

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
79 100 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.56% 26.88% 32.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 41 74
Average daily rate £330 £300 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £433 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 24
Average hourly rate £25.50 £11.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.73% -71.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £11.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.70 £30.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 26 (32.91%) Oracle
2 24 (30.38%) ITIL
3 22 (27.85%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (26.58%) Linux
5 19 (24.05%) Java
6 18 (22.78%) Perl
6 18 (22.78%) SQL
7 16 (20.25%) J2EE
7 16 (20.25%) UML
7 16 (20.25%) UNIX
7 16 (20.25%) WebLogic
7 16 (20.25%) Solaris
7 16 (20.25%) Tomcat
7 16 (20.25%) J2SE
7 16 (20.25%) MS Excel
7 16 (20.25%) Sun
7 16 (20.25%) Citrix
7 16 (20.25%) Remedy
7 16 (20.25%) Multithreading
7 16 (20.25%) Oracle Linux
8 15 (18.99%) Atlassian
8 15 (18.99%) E-Commerce
9 14 (17.72%) Microsoft
10 12 (15.19%) Blackberry
10 12 (15.19%) Project Management
10 12 (15.19%) VMware
10 12 (15.19%) Git (software)
11 11 (13.92%) Active Directory
12 10 (12.66%) SLA
12 10 (12.66%) Windows

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 16 (20.25%) WebLogic
1 16 (20.25%) Tomcat
2 6 (7.59%) Apache
2 6 (7.59%) IIS
3 5 (6.33%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.80%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (20.25%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.33%) MS Office
3 3 (3.80%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.80%) MS Project
4 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (11.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.27%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.27%) Agresso
3 1 (1.27%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.27%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.39%) Internet
2 5 (6.33%) ADSL
2 5 (6.33%) Broadband
3 3 (3.80%) Network Security
3 3 (3.80%) SMTP
4 2 (2.53%) VPN
5 1 (1.27%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.27%) VLAN
5 1 (1.27%) Multicast
5 1 (1.27%) Junos
5 1 (1.27%) SAN
5 1 (1.27%) MPLS
5 1 (1.27%) BGP
5 1 (1.27%) TETRA
5 1 (1.27%) Firewall
5 1 (1.27%) Wireless
5 1 (1.27%) DHCP
5 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.27%) LAN
5 1 (1.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.33%) Oracle Exadata
1 5 (6.33%) Big Data
1 5 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.53%) Spotfire
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (15.19%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.06%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (3.80%) Subversion
General
1 10 (12.66%) Telecoms
1 10 (12.66%) Banking
2 9 (11.39%) Advertising
3 2 (2.53%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 30 (37.97%) Analyst
2 11 (13.92%) Service Analyst
2 11 (13.92%) Service Desk Analyst
2 11 (13.92%) Developer
3 9 (11.39%) Architect
4 8 (10.13%) Java Architect
5 7 (8.86%) Principal Engineer
5 7 (8.86%) Design Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) Business Analyst
6 6 (7.59%) Support Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) Python Developer
7 5 (6.33%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (6.33%) Agile Business Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) Python/Django Developer
7 5 (6.33%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.33%) Services Delivery Manager
7 5 (6.33%) Service Manager
8 4 (5.06%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Test Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.25%) J2EE
1 16 (20.25%) J2SE
2 8 (10.13%) .NET
2 8 (10.13%) jQuery
3 6 (7.59%) CGI
4 5 (6.33%) Django
4 5 (6.33%) D3.js
4 5 (6.33%) Web Services
4 5 (6.33%) HTML
4 5 (6.33%) SVG
5 3 (3.80%) CSS3
5 3 (3.80%) OpenID
5 3 (3.80%) HTML5
5 3 (3.80%) OAuth
5 3 (3.80%) CSS
5 3 (3.80%) XML
6 1 (1.27%) WCF
6 1 (1.27%) LINQ
6 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.19%) Blackberry
2 9 (11.39%) Clustering
3 8 (10.13%) Open Source
4 5 (6.33%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.33%) CCTV
4 5 (6.33%) Visualisation
5 4 (5.06%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.53%) PMI
7 1 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.27%) CMDB
7 1 (1.27%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (26.58%) Linux
2 16 (20.25%) UNIX
2 16 (20.25%) Solaris
2 16 (20.25%) Oracle Linux
3 10 (12.66%) Windows
4 7 (8.86%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.80%) Android
6 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.38%) ITIL
2 22 (27.85%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (20.25%) UML
3 16 (20.25%) Multithreading
4 15 (18.99%) E-Commerce
5 12 (15.19%) Project Management
6 10 (12.66%) Service Management
6 10 (12.66%) Incident Management
7 9 (11.39%) Load Balancing
7 9 (11.39%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (11.39%) OOA/OOD
7 9 (11.39%) OO
8 8 (10.13%) Scrum
8 8 (10.13%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (8.86%) Performance Testing
9 7 (8.86%) Change Management
10 6 (7.59%) Unit Testing
11 5 (6.33%) Web Development
11 5 (6.33%) TDD
11 5 (6.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 19 (24.05%) Java
2 18 (22.78%) Perl
2 18 (22.78%) SQL
3 7 (8.86%) JavaScript
3 7 (8.86%) Python
4 6 (7.59%) C#
5 5 (6.33%) PHP
6 3 (3.80%) Tcl
6 3 (3.80%) C++
7 2 (2.53%) C
7 2 (2.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (12.66%) Degree
2 5 (6.33%) PMI Certification
2 5 (6.33%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.80%) PMP
4 2 (2.53%) ISEB
4 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) MCSE
5 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.27%) HNC
5 1 (1.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.66%) SLA
2 2 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.53%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.27%) QA
3 1 (1.27%) GAAP
System Software
1 11 (13.92%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.80%) OpenSSO
2 1 (1.27%) OPNET
Vendors
1 26 (32.91%) Oracle
2 16 (20.25%) Sun
2 16 (20.25%) Citrix
2 16 (20.25%) Remedy
3 15 (18.99%) Atlassian
4 14 (17.72%) Microsoft
5 12 (15.19%) VMware
6 9 (11.39%) BMC
7 7 (8.86%) Sybase
7 7 (8.86%) Cisco
8 6 (7.59%) HP
9 5 (6.33%) Splunk
10 2 (2.53%) Business Objects
10 2 (2.53%) Planview
11 1 (1.27%) Polycom
11 1 (1.27%) MobileIron
11 1 (1.27%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.27%) Juniper
11 1 (1.27%) Hyperion
11 1 (1.27%) Wyse
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