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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 8 5 13
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing Finance 35 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 16.51% 11.49% 8.73%
As % of the General category 39.33% 43.48% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 6 8
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£425 £575 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.08% +53.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £345 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £750 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £45.43 £16.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+179.56% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
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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 Luton region.

General Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
89 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 41.98% 26.44% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 12 22
Average daily rate £433 £513 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.60% +36.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £265 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £720 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Average hourly rate £42.00 £19.38 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.77% -54.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -26.31%

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 15 September 2014.

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 15 September 2014, 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 21 (28.77%) PRINCE2
2 20 (27.40%) Project Management
2 20 (27.40%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (24.66%) Retail
3 18 (24.66%) Oracle
4 17 (23.29%) SAP
4 17 (23.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (21.92%) Waterfall
5 16 (21.92%) ERP
5 16 (21.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (20.55%) Scrum
6 15 (20.55%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (19.18%) Agresso
8 13 (17.81%) Oracle General Ledger
8 13 (17.81%) Oracle Payables
9 12 (16.44%) Oracle Receivables
9 12 (16.44%) Oracle Assets
10 11 (15.07%) Change Management
10 11 (15.07%) Business Analysis
11 10 (13.70%) E-Commerce
12 9 (12.33%) Microsoft
13 8 (10.96%) SQL
13 8 (10.96%) General Ledger
13 8 (10.96%) Data Integration
14 7 (9.59%) SaaS
14 7 (9.59%) Degree
15 6 (8.22%) Procure-to-pay
15 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
16 5 (6.85%) .NET
16 5 (6.85%) C#

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.11%) IIS
2 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (6.85%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.48%) MS Project
3 3 (4.11%) MS Office
4 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.74%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.37%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 14 (19.18%) Agresso
2 13 (17.81%) Oracle General Ledger
2 13 (17.81%) Oracle Payables
3 12 (16.44%) Oracle Receivables
3 12 (16.44%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (2.74%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (1.37%) CA Clarity
5 1 (1.37%) SAP ERP
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.59%) SaaS
2 1 (1.37%) PaaS
2 1 (1.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) DHCP
1 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.37%) DNS
1 1 (1.37%) SAN
1 1 (1.37%) Internet
1 1 (1.37%) Telnet
1 1 (1.37%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) JIRA
2 1 (1.37%) MSTest
2 1 (1.37%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.37%) NUnit
General
1 18 (24.66%) Retail
2 8 (10.96%) General Ledger
3 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.37%) Law
4 1 (1.37%) Legal
4 1 (1.37%) Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Marketing
4 1 (1.37%) Back Office
4 1 (1.37%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 24 (32.88%) Analyst
2 20 (27.40%) Project Manager
3 19 (26.03%) Business Analyst
4 6 (8.22%) Developer
5 3 (4.11%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (4.11%) Procurement Manager
5 3 (4.11%) C# Developer
5 3 (4.11%) ERP Project Manager
5 3 (4.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (2.74%) Payments Business Analyst
6 2 (2.74%) Architect
6 2 (2.74%) Supply Chain Analyst
6 2 (2.74%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (2.74%) Implementation Manager
6 2 (2.74%) Project Accountant
6 2 (2.74%) Implementation Project Manager
6 2 (2.74%) Quality Manager
6 2 (2.74%) QA Manager
6 2 (2.74%) Test Analyst
6 2 (2.74%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.85%) .NET
2 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET
2 3 (4.11%) Web Services
3 2 (2.74%) XML
3 2 (2.74%) WCF
3 2 (2.74%) XSLT
4 1 (1.37%) Middleware
4 1 (1.37%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.37%) Java EE
4 1 (1.37%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.37%) CSS
4 1 (1.37%) SOAP
4 1 (1.37%) J2EE
4 1 (1.37%) WPF
4 1 (1.37%) WF
4 1 (1.37%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.37%) LINQ
4 1 (1.37%) jQuery
4 1 (1.37%) RESTful
4 1 (1.37%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.96%) Data Integration
2 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.11%) FMCG
4 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.37%) Clustering
5 1 (1.37%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.37%) Physics
5 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.37%) Open Source
5 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.37%) User Experience
5 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.74%) Windows
2 1 (1.37%) Linux
2 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.77%) PRINCE2
2 20 (27.40%) Project Management
2 20 (27.40%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (23.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (21.92%) Waterfall
4 16 (21.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (21.92%) ERP
5 15 (20.55%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (20.55%) Scrum
6 11 (15.07%) Change Management
6 11 (15.07%) Business Analysis
7 10 (13.70%) E-Commerce
8 6 (8.22%) Procure-to-pay
9 5 (6.85%) Demand Forecasting
9 5 (6.85%) Coaching
9 5 (6.85%) Use Case
9 5 (6.85%) OO
10 4 (5.48%) Logistics
10 4 (5.48%) Systems Analysis
11 3 (4.11%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.96%) SQL
2 5 (6.85%) C#
3 2 (2.74%) Java
4 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.37%) C++
4 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.37%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (9.59%) Degree
2 3 (4.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.37%) ACCA
4 1 (1.37%) CIMA
4 1 (1.37%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.37%) MCITP
4 1 (1.37%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.37%) Terminal Services
1 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 18 (24.66%) Oracle
2 17 (23.29%) SAP
3 9 (12.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.74%) Sybase
5 1 (1.37%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.37%) Cisco
5 1 (1.37%) HP
5 1 (1.37%) Juniper
5 1 (1.37%) CA
5 1 (1.37%) Veritas
5 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.37%) Niku
5 1 (1.37%) VMware
5 1 (1.37%) Planview