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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 5 3 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing Finance 29 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 20.14% 19.30% 13.68%
As % of the General category 64.44% 52.38% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 10
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£413 £375 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £340 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £444 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.50 £39.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% -60.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -18.91%
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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 21 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 31.25% 36.84% 45.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 12
Average daily rate £449 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £305 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £450 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 24
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £12.75 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £21.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+24.70% -15.00%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 (29.17%) SQL
2 13 (27.08%) Security Cleared
3 11 (22.92%) DV Cleared
4 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
5 9 (18.75%) HTML
6 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 8 (16.67%) Web Services
6 8 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 8 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (14.58%) MS Project
8 6 (12.50%) .NET
8 6 (12.50%) Oracle
8 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
8 6 (12.50%) C#
8 6 (12.50%) Migration
8 6 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
8 6 (12.50%) Project Governance
9 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (10.42%) XML
9 5 (10.42%) Windows
9 5 (10.42%) Cisco
10 4 (8.33%) DTV
10 4 (8.33%) RDBMS
10 4 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
10 4 (8.33%) Informatica
10 4 (8.33%) XSD
10 4 (8.33%) XSLT
10 4 (8.33%) SAP

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 3 (6.25%) IIS
2 2 (4.17%) Eucalyptus
2 2 (4.17%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) MS Project
2 3 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (4.17%) MS Office
4 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) LAN
1 2 (4.17%) WAN
1 2 (4.17%) Ethernet
1 2 (4.17%) DNS
2 1 (2.08%) Internet
2 1 (2.08%) MPLS
2 1 (2.08%) BGP
2 1 (2.08%) EIGRP
2 1 (2.08%) Firewall
2 1 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 6 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 4 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 4 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Maven
1 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (8.33%) Electronics
1 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 4 (8.33%) Manufacturing
1 4 (8.33%) Banking
1 4 (8.33%) Marketing
2 3 (6.25%) Retail
2 3 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Analyst
2 10 (20.83%) Developer
3 9 (18.75%) Consultant
4 8 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 7 (14.58%) Project Manager
6 5 (10.42%) Business Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Java Developer
7 4 (8.33%) .NET Developer
7 4 (8.33%) C# Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (8.33%) OBIEE Consultant
8 3 (6.25%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (6.25%) Change Consultant
8 3 (6.25%) Architect
8 3 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Network Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Service Manager
9 2 (4.17%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.75%) HTML
2 8 (16.67%) Web Services
3 6 (12.50%) .NET
4 5 (10.42%) XML
5 4 (8.33%) XSD
5 4 (8.33%) XSLT
5 4 (8.33%) Hibernate
5 4 (8.33%) Spring
5 4 (8.33%) J2EE
5 4 (8.33%) CSS
5 4 (8.33%) Spring MVC
5 4 (8.33%) WCF
5 4 (8.33%) jQuery
5 4 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (8.33%) DHTML
6 3 (6.25%) LINQ
7 2 (4.17%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) DTV
2 2 (4.17%) Replication
3 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) Windows
2 3 (6.25%) Linux
2 3 (6.25%) UNIX
3 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.67%) PRINCE2
1 8 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (12.50%) Migration
3 6 (12.50%) Project Governance
4 4 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
4 4 (8.33%) Data Validation
4 4 (8.33%) BDD
4 4 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 4 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 4 (8.33%) TDD
4 4 (8.33%) MVC
4 4 (8.33%) Validation
5 3 (6.25%) Business Continuity
5 3 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (6.25%) Operations Management
6 2 (4.17%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.17%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.17%) Network Design
6 2 (4.17%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.17%) SQL
2 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 6 (12.50%) C#
4 4 (8.33%) C++
4 4 (8.33%) Java
4 4 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.17%) C
7 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (27.08%) Security Cleared
2 11 (22.92%) DV Cleared
3 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (6.25%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) CCNA
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.08%) APMP
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.08%) XenApp
Vendors
1 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.50%) Oracle
3 5 (10.42%) Cisco
4 4 (8.33%) SAP
4 4 (8.33%) Informatica
5 2 (4.17%) NetApp
5 2 (4.17%) VMware
6 1 (2.08%) Nokia
6 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.08%) Citrix
6 1 (2.08%) Juniper
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