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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 5 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 26.32% 25.00% 40.00%
As % of the General category 38.46% 57.14% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 10
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£413 £475 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +48.43%
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 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
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
13 7 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 68.42% 43.75% 62.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 11
Average daily rate £413 £380 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.55% +18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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 19 December 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 7 (50.00%) CSS
2 6 (42.86%) MVC
2 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 6 (42.86%) Apache
2 6 (42.86%) Tomcat
2 6 (42.86%) Eclipse
2 6 (42.86%) IntelliJ
2 6 (42.86%) RDBMS
2 6 (42.86%) JDBC
2 6 (42.86%) JSP
2 6 (42.86%) SOAP
2 6 (42.86%) Web Services
2 6 (42.86%) XML
2 6 (42.86%) HTML
2 6 (42.86%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) MySQL
2 6 (42.86%) Ant
2 6 (42.86%) JUnit
2 6 (42.86%) UNIX
2 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Scrum
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) TDD
2 6 (42.86%) Subversion
2 6 (42.86%) Spring
2 6 (42.86%) Maven
2 6 (42.86%) Ajax
2 6 (42.86%) Marketing

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (42.86%) Apache
1 6 (42.86%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) RDBMS
1 6 (42.86%) MySQL
1 6 (42.86%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Eclipse
1 6 (42.86%) IntelliJ
1 6 (42.86%) Ant
1 6 (42.86%) JUnit
1 6 (42.86%) Subversion
1 6 (42.86%) Maven
1 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
1 6 (42.86%) Mockito
General
1 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
1 6 (42.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) Java Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Relationships Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Project Support Officer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Project Officer
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Project Officer
4 1 (7.14%) iPhone Applications Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Project Support Officer
4 1 (7.14%) iPhone Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) CSS
2 6 (42.86%) JDBC
2 6 (42.86%) JSP
2 6 (42.86%) SOAP
2 6 (42.86%) Web Services
2 6 (42.86%) XML
2 6 (42.86%) HTML
2 6 (42.86%) Spring
2 6 (42.86%) Ajax
2 6 (42.86%) JSON
2 6 (42.86%) REST
3 1 (7.14%) CSS3
3 1 (7.14%) Cocoa
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) UNIX
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) MVC
1 6 (42.86%) Scrum
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (42.86%) TDD
1 6 (42.86%) Unit Testing
1 6 (42.86%) Waterfall
1 6 (42.86%) BDD
2 1 (7.14%) iOS Development
2 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Financial Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.14%) E-business
2 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
2 1 (7.14%) ERP
2 1 (7.14%) OO
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Java
1 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Objective-C
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) SAP