The 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 54 23 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 37.76% 23.00% 35.61%
As % of the General category 88.52% 58.97% 82.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 18 39
Average daily rate
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£428 £375 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -13.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £238 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £530 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
Finance
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Croydon region.

General Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
61 39 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 42.66% 39.00% 43.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 32 41
Average daily rate £430 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £270 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 (31.43%) PRINCE2
2 20 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 17 (24.29%) MS Project
4 16 (22.86%) MS Excel
5 15 (21.43%) Project Management
6 12 (17.14%) MS Office
6 12 (17.14%) Project Planning
7 11 (15.71%) SharePoint
8 9 (12.86%) MS Visio
8 9 (12.86%) Portfolio Management
9 8 (11.43%) ISEB
10 7 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (10.00%) .NET
10 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (10.00%) MS Project Server
10 7 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
10 7 (10.00%) P3O
11 6 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (8.57%) APMP
11 6 (8.57%) Banking
11 6 (8.57%) Oracle
11 6 (8.57%) Oracle Financials
11 6 (8.57%) XML
12 5 (7.14%) ITIL
12 5 (7.14%) Visual Studio
12 5 (7.14%) ASP.NET
12 5 (7.14%) C#
12 5 (7.14%) JavaScript
12 5 (7.14%) SQL
12 5 (7.14%) HP

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 11 (15.71%) SharePoint
2 7 (10.00%) MS Project Server
3 3 (4.29%) JBoss
3 3 (4.29%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (4.29%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.86%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.43%) IIS
5 1 (1.43%) Apache
5 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.43%) SAS
5 1 (1.43%) ColdFusion
5 1 (1.43%) CMS
5 1 (1.43%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (24.29%) MS Project
2 16 (22.86%) MS Excel
3 12 (17.14%) MS Office
4 9 (12.86%) MS Visio
5 7 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.43%) SPSS
6 1 (1.43%) Acrobat
6 1 (1.43%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) AMQP
1 2 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (2.86%) Wireless
1 2 (2.86%) Firewall
1 2 (2.86%) VoIP
1 2 (2.86%) MPLS
2 1 (1.43%) LDAP
2 1 (1.43%) OSPF
2 1 (1.43%) NetScreen
2 1 (1.43%) WAN
2 1 (1.43%) DHCP
2 1 (1.43%) DNS
2 1 (1.43%) LAN
2 1 (1.43%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.43%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (1.43%) Network Security
2 1 (1.43%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.43%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (1.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (1.43%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.29%) PerformancePoint
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.43%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.29%) NUnit
3 1 (1.43%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.43%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.43%) Introscope
3 1 (1.43%) MSTest
General
1 6 (8.57%) Banking
2 3 (4.29%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.86%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.86%) Front Office
4 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (28.57%) Analyst
2 17 (24.29%) Project Manager
3 8 (11.43%) PMO Analyst
4 6 (8.57%) Programme Office Support
4 6 (8.57%) Developer
5 5 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 5 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (4.29%) Consultant
6 3 (4.29%) Architect
6 3 (4.29%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (4.29%) Digital Architect
7 2 (2.86%) VoIP Project Manager
7 2 (2.86%) Senior Digital Architect
7 2 (2.86%) MI Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) Programme Support Officer
7 2 (2.86%) Senior Architect
7 2 (2.86%) Test Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (1.43%) Software Developer
8 1 (1.43%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.00%) .NET
2 6 (8.57%) XML
3 5 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.29%) HTML
4 3 (4.29%) jQuery
5 2 (2.86%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.86%) Java EE
5 2 (2.86%) WCF
5 2 (2.86%) WF
5 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.86%) WinForms
6 1 (1.43%) CSS
6 1 (1.43%) XSLT
6 1 (1.43%) Middleware
6 1 (1.43%) XML Schema
6 1 (1.43%) XML Messaging
6 1 (1.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (1.43%) NHibernate
6 1 (1.43%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.29%) Open Source
3 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.43%) Taxonomies
3 1 (1.43%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.29%) Windows
2 1 (1.43%) UNIX
2 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
2 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.43%) PRINCE2
2 15 (21.43%) Project Management
3 12 (17.14%) Project Planning
4 9 (12.86%) Portfolio Management
5 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.14%) ITIL
6 5 (7.14%) Workflow
6 5 (7.14%) Resource Management
6 5 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (5.71%) Data Migration
7 4 (5.71%) Migration
7 4 (5.71%) Risk Management
7 4 (5.71%) Change Management
7 4 (5.71%) OO
8 3 (4.29%) MVC
8 3 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (4.29%) Business Analysis
8 3 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (2.86%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.14%) C#
1 5 (7.14%) JavaScript
1 5 (7.14%) SQL
2 3 (4.29%) C
2 3 (4.29%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.86%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.86%) Java
4 1 (1.43%) C++
4 1 (1.43%) VBA
4 1 (1.43%) Perl
4 1 (1.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (11.43%) ISEB
2 7 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 6 (8.57%) APMP
4 5 (7.14%) Degree
5 3 (4.29%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (4.29%) APMG
6 2 (2.86%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.43%) CCNA
7 1 (1.43%) CBAP
7 1 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.00%) P3O
2 4 (5.71%) QA
3 2 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.43%) CA SiteMinder
2 1 (1.43%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 20 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.57%) Oracle
3 5 (7.14%) HP
4 3 (4.29%) Cisco
5 2 (2.86%) F5
5 2 (2.86%) Blue Coat
5 2 (2.86%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.43%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.43%) Cognos
6 1 (1.43%) Websense
6 1 (1.43%) CA
6 1 (1.43%) Aruba
6 1 (1.43%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.43%) Meraki