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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 18 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 13 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 8.61% 12.07% 15.28%
As % of the General category 41.94% 48.28% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 4
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£425 £415 £357
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +16.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £310 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £428 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +0.56%
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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
31 29 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 20.53% 25.00% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 15
Average daily rate £425 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £360 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £24.30 £21.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.40 £40.40 £41.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -9.09%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015, 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 13 (30.23%) SQL
2 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
3 10 (23.26%) DV Cleared
4 9 (20.93%) HTML
5 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
5 8 (18.60%) Windows
6 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
6 7 (16.28%) .NET
6 7 (16.28%) C#
6 7 (16.28%) C++
6 7 (16.28%) XML
6 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
6 7 (16.28%) Banking
7 6 (13.95%) Web Services
7 6 (13.95%) T-SQL
8 5 (11.63%) IIS
8 5 (11.63%) Migration
8 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (11.63%) Business Analysis
8 5 (11.63%) WCF
9 4 (9.30%) LINQ
9 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (9.30%) Operations Management
9 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
9 4 (9.30%) Software Delivery
9 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
9 4 (9.30%) Project Management
9 4 (9.30%) MS Project

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 5 (11.63%) IIS
2 2 (4.65%) Eucalyptus
2 2 (4.65%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.33%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Project
2 3 (6.98%) MS Office
2 3 (6.98%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) LAN
1 2 (4.65%) WAN
1 2 (4.65%) Ethernet
1 2 (4.65%) DNS
2 1 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
1 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.33%) MSTest
2 1 (2.33%) NUnit
2 1 (2.33%) Maven
General
1 7 (16.28%) Banking
2 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.98%) Retail
3 3 (6.98%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Marketing
4 1 (2.33%) Electronics
4 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) Analyst
2 9 (20.93%) Consultant
3 8 (18.60%) Developer
4 7 (16.28%) Business Analyst
5 6 (13.95%) C# Developer
6 5 (11.63%) .NET Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Project Manager
7 4 (9.30%) Senior Developer
7 4 (9.30%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (6.98%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (6.98%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (6.98%) Architect
8 3 (6.98%) Change Consultant
9 2 (4.65%) Business Consultant
9 2 (4.65%) Service Manager
9 2 (4.65%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Test Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Technical Architect
9 2 (4.65%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) HTML
2 7 (16.28%) .NET
2 7 (16.28%) XML
3 6 (13.95%) Web Services
4 5 (11.63%) WCF
5 4 (9.30%) LINQ
5 4 (9.30%) XSLT
6 3 (6.98%) DHTML
6 3 (6.98%) jQuery
6 3 (6.98%) XSD
6 3 (6.98%) Java EE
7 2 (4.65%) CSS
7 2 (4.65%) SOAP
7 2 (4.65%) J2EE
8 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
8 1 (2.33%) COM
8 1 (2.33%) COM+
8 1 (2.33%) Swing
8 1 (2.33%) WSDL
8 1 (2.33%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Replication
1 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.65%) Private Cloud
1 2 (4.65%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.33%) Data Conversion
2 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.33%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.33%) DTV
2 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.65%) UNIX
5 2 (4.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.63%) Migration
1 5 (11.63%) Business Analysis
2 4 (9.30%) Operations Management
2 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (9.30%) PRINCE2
2 4 (9.30%) Project Management
2 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
2 4 (9.30%) Software Delivery
3 3 (6.98%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (6.98%) Data Protection
3 3 (6.98%) Project Governance
3 3 (6.98%) Service Management
3 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (6.98%) Validation
3 3 (6.98%) Business Continuity
3 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.65%) Load Balancing
4 2 (4.65%) ITIL
4 2 (4.65%) PRINCE
4 2 (4.65%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.23%) SQL
2 7 (16.28%) C#
2 7 (16.28%) C++
2 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
3 6 (13.95%) T-SQL
4 4 (9.30%) Java
5 3 (6.98%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.98%) C
6 1 (2.33%) VB
6 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
2 10 (23.26%) DV Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) APMP
4 1 (2.33%) ISEB
4 1 (2.33%) PMP
4 1 (2.33%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.33%) ISO 14001
1 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.33%) XenApp
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle
3 2 (4.65%) Informatica
3 2 (4.65%) NetApp
3 2 (4.65%) Cisco
3 2 (4.65%) VMware
4 1 (2.33%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.33%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) Citrix