The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 4 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 40 33 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 16.00% 19.64% 29.34%
As % of the General category 44.44% 53.23% 63.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 53
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£313 £463 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.43% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £550 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
Finance
South West

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

General Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
90 62 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 36.00% 36.90% 46.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 42 74
Average daily rate £338 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.55% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £100 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £500 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 7
Average hourly rate £41.23 £33.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.93% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £19.88 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.00 £46.00
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 Dorset

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth -2 25 £321 -32.36% 12
Poole -5 2 £550 +450.00% 2
Wimborne - - - -
Dorchester - - - -
Finance
South West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 16 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (16.25%) Project Management
3 13 (16.25%) SQL
3 13 (16.25%) Oracle
4 12 (15.00%) Business Analysis
5 11 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (11.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (11.25%) Waterfall
6 9 (11.25%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (10.00%) Essbase
8 7 (8.75%) Banking
8 7 (8.75%) PL/SQL
8 7 (8.75%) Oracle BI EE
8 7 (8.75%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (7.50%) Java
9 6 (7.50%) VBA
9 6 (7.50%) MS Office
9 6 (7.50%) E-Commerce
9 6 (7.50%) Hyperion
10 5 (6.25%) Change Management
10 5 (6.25%) Migration
10 5 (6.25%) Microsoft
10 5 (6.25%) MS Excel
10 5 (6.25%) Cognos
10 5 (6.25%) Solvency II
10 5 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (6.25%) Problem Management
11 4 (5.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.25%) CICS
2 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.25%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (7.50%) MS Office
2 5 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (5.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.25%) Agresso
2 1 (1.25%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) SAN
2 1 (1.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.00%) Essbase
2 7 (8.75%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (2.50%) OLAP
4 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.50%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.25%) DB2
5 1 (1.25%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.25%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (1.25%) ERwin
General
1 7 (8.75%) Banking
2 3 (3.75%) Retail
3 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 40 (50.00%) Analyst
2 28 (35.00%) Business Analyst
3 20 (25.00%) Developer
4 6 (7.50%) Applications Support
5 5 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
5 5 (6.25%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
5 5 (6.25%) PMO Lead
6 4 (5.00%) Financial Business Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Essbase Developer
6 4 (5.00%) Consultant
7 3 (3.75%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.75%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Administrator
7 3 (3.75%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Incident Manager
7 3 (3.75%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Excel Developer
8 2 (2.50%) Hyperion Developer
8 2 (2.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) .NET
2 3 (3.75%) Spring
3 2 (2.50%) J2EE
4 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.25%) CSS
4 1 (1.25%) XML
4 1 (1.25%) J2SE
4 1 (1.25%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.25%) jQuery
4 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.25%) AS400
3 1 (1.25%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.25%) Equities
3 1 (1.25%) Derivative
3 1 (1.25%) Statistics
3 1 (1.25%) iSeries
3 1 (1.25%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.25%) User Experience
3 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.75%) UNIX
2 1 (1.25%) Windows
2 1 (1.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (16.25%) Project Management
4 12 (15.00%) Business Analysis
5 9 (11.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (11.25%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (11.25%) Waterfall
6 7 (8.75%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (7.50%) E-Commerce
8 5 (6.25%) Change Management
8 5 (6.25%) Problem Management
8 5 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (6.25%) Migration
9 4 (5.00%) Coaching
9 4 (5.00%) Incident Management
9 4 (5.00%) ITIL
9 4 (5.00%) PRINCE2
10 3 (3.75%) RAD
10 3 (3.75%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.25%) SQL
2 7 (8.75%) PL/SQL
3 6 (7.50%) Java
3 6 (7.50%) VBA
4 3 (3.75%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.75%) VB
5 2 (2.50%) Perl
6 1 (1.25%) JCL
6 1 (1.25%) RPG/400
6 1 (1.25%) RPG IV
6 1 (1.25%) RPG
6 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.25%) C
6 1 (1.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (1.25%) ISEB
1 1 (1.25%) ACCA
1 1 (1.25%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.25%) COBIT
2 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.25%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (2.50%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 13 (16.25%) Oracle
2 6 (7.50%) Hyperion
3 5 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.25%) Cognos
4 2 (2.50%) IBM
5 1 (1.25%) Sybase
5 1 (1.25%) Sun
5 1 (1.25%) CA
5 1 (1.25%) Planview
5 1 (1.25%) Sitecore
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