The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Croydon region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 6 1
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing Finance 17 14 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 21.25% 16.28% 35.54%
As % of the General category 62.96% 70.00% 87.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 41
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £325 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.50%
General Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
27 20 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 33.75% 23.26% 40.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 43
Average daily rate £295 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.58% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £273 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £530 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Finance
London

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 (38.24%) Oracle
2 12 (35.29%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
3 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
3 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 5 (14.71%) MS Visio
5 4 (11.76%) SQL
5 4 (11.76%) HP
5 4 (11.76%) MS Office
6 3 (8.82%) ITIL
6 3 (8.82%) UNIX
6 3 (8.82%) BMC
6 3 (8.82%) Citrix
6 3 (8.82%) BCP
6 3 (8.82%) Workflow
6 3 (8.82%) Banking
6 3 (8.82%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.88%) XenApp
7 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
7 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (5.88%) BladeLogic
7 2 (5.88%) Degree
7 2 (5.88%) Business Analysis
7 2 (5.88%) SAN
7 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
7 2 (5.88%) Service Management
7 2 (5.88%) VMware

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (2.94%) Apache
3 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.94%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 5 (14.71%) MS Visio
3 4 (11.76%) MS Office
4 3 (8.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (5.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (35.29%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 2 (5.88%) SAN
2 1 (2.94%) MPLS
2 1 (2.94%) OSPF
2 1 (2.94%) NetScreen
2 1 (2.94%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) Wireless
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.94%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (2.94%) LoadRunner
1 1 (2.94%) Introscope
General
1 3 (8.82%) Banking
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Project Manager
2 7 (20.59%) Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) IT Project Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Administrator
4 3 (8.82%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) DBA
5 2 (5.88%) Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) SQL DBA
5 2 (5.88%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Server Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) MI Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (2.94%) Trainee
6 1 (2.94%) Trainee Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) ITIL Service Manager
6 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Planning Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Resourcer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.94%) Open Source
1 1 (2.94%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) UNIX
2 2 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (8.82%) ITIL
1 3 (8.82%) BCP
1 3 (8.82%) Workflow
1 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (5.88%) Business Analysis
2 2 (5.88%) Project Management
2 2 (5.88%) Service Management
3 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
3 1 (2.94%) Change Management
3 1 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (2.94%) ITSM
3 1 (2.94%) Risk Management
3 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
3 1 (2.94%) E-Commerce
3 1 (2.94%) Six Sigma
3 1 (2.94%) Test Management
3 1 (2.94%) Test Scripting
3 1 (2.94%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) Python
2 1 (2.94%) Java
2 1 (2.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) ISEB
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
1 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) VMware ESX
1 2 (5.88%) XenApp
2 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) BladeLogic
2 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.94%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) Oracle
2 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.76%) HP
4 3 (8.82%) Citrix
4 3 (8.82%) BMC
5 2 (5.88%) EMC
5 2 (5.88%) VMware
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco
6 1 (2.94%) Cadence
6 1 (2.94%) AppSense
6 1 (2.94%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.94%) Aruba
6 1 (2.94%) F5
6 1 (2.94%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.94%) JBoss
6 1 (2.94%) CA
6 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.94%) Avaya