The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 5 7 11
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing Finance 30 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 19.74% 15.25% 9.90%
As % of the General category 66.67% 50.00% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 6
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£413 £363 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% +12.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £420 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
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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 Cheltenham region.

General Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
45 18 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 29.61% 30.51% 39.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 9
Average daily rate £449 £375 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.66% +14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £305 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 17
Average hourly rate £39.00 £37.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £37.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £37.00 £39.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 16 (29.63%) SQL
2 13 (24.07%) Security Cleared
3 11 (20.37%) DV Cleared
3 11 (20.37%) PRINCE2
4 10 (18.52%) Oracle
4 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
4 10 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 9 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
6 8 (14.81%) HTML
7 7 (12.96%) C#
7 7 (12.96%) JavaScript
7 7 (12.96%) PL/SQL
7 7 (12.96%) .NET
7 7 (12.96%) MS Project
7 7 (12.96%) Web Services
7 7 (12.96%) RDBMS
7 7 (12.96%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (12.96%) Informatica
7 7 (12.96%) Validation
7 7 (12.96%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (12.96%) Data Validation
7 7 (12.96%) Oracle Database
7 7 (12.96%) Relational Database
8 6 (11.11%) Project Governance
8 6 (11.11%) Migration
8 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (9.26%) Cisco
9 5 (9.26%) XML
9 5 (9.26%) Windows

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 3 (5.56%) IIS
1 3 (5.56%) SAS
2 2 (3.70%) Eucalyptus
2 2 (3.70%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (12.96%) MS Project
2 3 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (3.70%) MS Office
4 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) LAN
1 2 (3.70%) WAN
1 2 (3.70%) Ethernet
1 2 (3.70%) DNS
2 1 (1.85%) Internet
2 1 (1.85%) MPLS
2 1 (1.85%) BGP
2 1 (1.85%) EIGRP
2 1 (1.85%) Firewall
2 1 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 9 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
2 7 (12.96%) Oracle Database 11g
2 7 (12.96%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (12.96%) RDBMS
2 7 (12.96%) Oracle Database
2 7 (12.96%) Relational Database
3 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.56%) Maven
General
1 3 (5.56%) Electronics
1 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
1 3 (5.56%) Manufacturing
1 3 (5.56%) Marketing
2 2 (3.70%) Banking
2 2 (3.70%) Retail
2 2 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Developer
1 13 (24.07%) Analyst
2 11 (20.37%) Consultant
3 7 (12.96%) Senior Developer
3 7 (12.96%) Project Manager
4 5 (9.26%) .NET Developer
4 5 (9.26%) C# Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Senior .NET Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Business Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (7.41%) OBIEE Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Network Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Senior C# Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Oracle Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Change Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) SAS Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.81%) HTML
2 7 (12.96%) .NET
2 7 (12.96%) Web Services
3 5 (9.26%) XML
4 4 (7.41%) XSD
4 4 (7.41%) XSLT
4 4 (7.41%) WCF
4 4 (7.41%) DHTML
5 3 (5.56%) Spring MVC
5 3 (5.56%) LINQ
5 3 (5.56%) jQuery
5 3 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (5.56%) Hibernate
5 3 (5.56%) Spring
5 3 (5.56%) J2EE
5 3 (5.56%) CSS
6 2 (3.70%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) DTV
1 3 (5.56%) Data Structures
2 2 (3.70%) Replication
3 1 (1.85%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.26%) Windows
2 3 (5.56%) Linux
2 3 (5.56%) UNIX
3 2 (3.70%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.37%) PRINCE2
2 10 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (12.96%) Validation
3 7 (12.96%) Data Validation
4 6 (11.11%) Project Governance
4 6 (11.11%) Migration
4 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (7.41%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (5.56%) Business Analysis
6 3 (5.56%) Operations Management
6 3 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (5.56%) BDD
6 3 (5.56%) Data Transformation
6 3 (5.56%) Business Continuity
6 3 (5.56%) MVC
6 3 (5.56%) Programme Management
6 3 (5.56%) TDD
6 3 (5.56%) ETL
7 2 (3.70%) ITIL
7 2 (3.70%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.63%) SQL
2 7 (12.96%) C#
2 7 (12.96%) JavaScript
2 7 (12.96%) PL/SQL
3 4 (7.41%) C++
4 3 (5.56%) Java
4 3 (5.56%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.70%) C
6 1 (1.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (24.07%) Security Cleared
2 11 (20.37%) DV Cleared
3 4 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (5.56%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) CCNA
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.85%) APMP
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.85%) XenApp
Vendors
1 10 (18.52%) Oracle
1 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.96%) Informatica
3 5 (9.26%) Cisco
4 3 (5.56%) Business Objects
4 3 (5.56%) SAP
5 2 (3.70%) NetApp
5 2 (3.70%) VMware
6 1 (1.85%) Nokia
6 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.85%) Citrix
6 1 (1.85%) Juniper