The 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 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 8 1
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing Finance 6 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 37.50% 19.35% 39.13%
As % of the General category 66.67% 46.15% 64.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
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£475 £468 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% +28.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.26 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.86% -5.71%
Finance
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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 Home Counties region.

General Category
Home Counties
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
9 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 56.25% 41.94% 60.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 11
Average daily rate £475 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +17.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the Home Counties

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Home Counties region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram 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 12 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (33.33%) Murex MxML
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Data Mart
2 2 (33.33%) Murex
3 1 (16.67%) NHS
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Financial Modelling

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 3 (50.00%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Data Mart
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Functional Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Financials Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Financials Functional Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Functional Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Murex Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Murex MxML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
1 1 (16.67%) Financial Modelling
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Murex