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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 15 4 10
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs citing Finance 13 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 9.03% 18.03% 9.76%
As % of the General category 46.43% 47.83% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 3
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£333 £353 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.67% +13.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £434 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -
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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
28 46 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 19.44% 37.70% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 4
Average daily rate £333 £300 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% -3.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £145 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £394 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £31.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.92% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 14 (56.00%) SQL
2 12 (48.00%) HTML
3 10 (40.00%) C#
3 10 (40.00%) C++
3 10 (40.00%) .NET
3 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (32.00%) IIS
4 8 (32.00%) T-SQL
4 8 (32.00%) ASP.NET
5 7 (28.00%) Web Services
5 7 (28.00%) XML
5 7 (28.00%) VB
5 7 (28.00%) COM+
5 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (28.00%) .NET Framework
5 7 (28.00%) VB6
6 6 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (24.00%) ADO.NET
6 6 (24.00%) WSDL
6 6 (24.00%) XML Schema
6 6 (24.00%) XSL
7 5 (20.00%) Project Management
7 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (20.00%) Software Delivery
8 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
8 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
8 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (16.00%) QA

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (32.00%) IIS
2 1 (4.00%) MQSeries
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (4.00%) MS Access
4 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (4.00%) NUnit
3 1 (4.00%) MSTest
3 1 (4.00%) FinalBuilder
General
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.00%) Banking
1 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (4.00%) Italian Language
1 1 (4.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Developer
2 9 (36.00%) C# Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Consultant
4 4 (16.00%) .NET Developer
5 3 (12.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Programme Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Administrator
7 1 (4.00%) DBA
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) VB Developer
7 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) SQL DBA
7 1 (4.00%) Installations Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Data Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (48.00%) HTML
2 10 (40.00%) .NET
3 8 (32.00%) ASP.NET
4 7 (28.00%) COM+
4 7 (28.00%) Web Services
4 7 (28.00%) XML
4 7 (28.00%) .NET Framework
5 6 (24.00%) ADO.NET
5 6 (24.00%) XSL
5 6 (24.00%) WSDL
5 6 (24.00%) XML Schema
6 3 (12.00%) Middleware
7 2 (8.00%) CSS
7 2 (8.00%) SOAP
7 2 (8.00%) Swing
7 2 (8.00%) WCF
7 2 (8.00%) LINQ
7 2 (8.00%) jQuery
7 2 (8.00%) HTML5
8 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.00%) Data Conversion
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
1 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Project Management
1 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (20.00%) Software Delivery
2 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2
2 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (12.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.00%) Scrum
4 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (8.00%) People Management
5 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.00%) Supply Chain Management
5 1 (4.00%) Service Management
5 1 (4.00%) Change Management
5 1 (4.00%) MVC
5 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.00%) Validation
5 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) SQL
2 10 (40.00%) C#
2 10 (40.00%) C++
3 8 (32.00%) T-SQL
4 7 (28.00%) VB
4 7 (28.00%) VB6
5 4 (16.00%) Java
6 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
8 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
8 1 (4.00%) VC++
8 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) PMP
3 2 (8.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (4.00%) ISO 14001
2 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Informatica
3 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.00%) TIBCO