The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Home Counties region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 28 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 Home Counties 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 9 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing Finance 2 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 9.09% 32.26% 26.47%
As % of the General category 20.00% 58.82% 64.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 6
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£474 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.43% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £280 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £632 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
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
Home Counties
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
10 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 45.45% 54.84% 41.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 9
Average daily rate £425 £350 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £265 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £480 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
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Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in the Home Counties

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in the Home Counties

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties 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 3 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (16.67%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) E-business
3 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (16.67%) Credit Risk
3 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) .NET

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
1 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) SAP Manager
2 1 (16.67%) PMO Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Architect
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Implementation Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior PMO Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Business Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Implementation Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Business Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Procure-to-pay
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) ERP
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) E-business
2 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle