The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 27 17 3
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -14
Contract jobs citing Finance 6 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 3.17% 7.36% 18.18%
As % of the General category 15.38% 33.33% 46.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 15
Average daily rate £373 £488 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.58% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £424 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £558 £680
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £48.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +10.00%
Finance
Bedfordshire

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

General Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
39 36 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 20.63% 22.09% 39.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 30 35
Average daily rate £500 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £404 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £45.22 - £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.61 - £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Luton region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 5 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
2 4 (26.67%) Validation
2 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (20.00%) High Availability
3 3 (20.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (20.00%) Degree
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (20.00%) Ada
3 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 3 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (20.00%) UML
3 3 (20.00%) C++
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 3 (20.00%) Service Management
3 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) WAN
4 2 (13.33%) VxWorks
4 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) OO
4 2 (13.33%) Windows
4 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (13.33%) OOD
4 2 (13.33%) LAN

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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.

Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Project
2 1 (6.67%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (6.67%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (13.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) LAN
2 2 (13.33%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) IP Telephony
3 1 (6.67%) LDAP
3 1 (6.67%) SSH
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (20.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (13.33%) VectorCAST
4 1 (6.67%) Bugzilla
4 1 (6.67%) FogBugz
4 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
2 1 (6.67%) Local Government
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Architect
1 3 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Principal Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Principal Software Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Security Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Network Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Functional Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Physics
2 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) VxWorks
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Solaris
3 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 4 (26.67%) Validation
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) High Availability
3 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (20.00%) Service Management
3 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (20.00%) UML
4 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (13.33%) OO
4 2 (13.33%) OOD
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security
5 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Ada
1 3 (20.00%) C++
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Bourne shell
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) C-shell
3 1 (6.67%) MATLAB
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) CCNA
2 1 (6.67%) CCNP
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) CISSP
2 1 (6.67%) ECDL
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISSMP
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.67%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) EMC
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.67%) Sun
3 1 (6.67%) VMware