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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 7 3 15
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Contract jobs citing Finance 3 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 7.69% 23.26% 3.33%
As % of the General category 60.00% 58.82% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
Average daily rate £575 £320 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.68% -32.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £19.39 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.87% -22.44%
General Category
Home Counties
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
5 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 12.82% 39.53% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 4
Average daily rate £575 £320 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.68% -34.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £272 £440
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £550 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Finance
South East

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 16 April 2014.

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 30 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (42.86%) Oracle
1 3 (42.86%) ERP
2 2 (28.57%) SAP
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (28.57%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
3 1 (14.29%) SIEM
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 1 (14.29%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) PDA
3 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (14.29%) CISM
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (28.57%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
General
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) SAP Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Implementation Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior PMO Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Implementation Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Business Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Programme Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Manager
2 1 (14.29%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ERP
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (14.29%) SIEM
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CISM
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) SAP