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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 8 5 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Finance 17 35 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 11.56% 18.92% 13.25%
As % of the General category 25.76% 50.00% 42.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 6
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £51.30 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+327.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £18.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +11.36%
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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
66 70 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 44.90% 37.84% 31.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 45 13
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £540 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £51.30 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+327.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-2.17% -8.00%

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 2015, 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 15 (37.50%) Oracle
2 13 (32.50%) ERP
3 9 (22.50%) SAP
4 8 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 7 (17.50%) E-Commerce
6 6 (15.00%) Agresso
7 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 5 (12.50%) SQL
7 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (12.50%) Degree
7 5 (12.50%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
8 4 (10.00%) Change Management
8 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
8 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (10.00%) Project Management
8 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (10.00%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (10.00%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (10.00%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (7.50%) Waterfall
9 3 (7.50%) Oracle iProcurement
9 3 (7.50%) ETL
9 3 (7.50%) MS Project
9 3 (7.50%) Programme Management
9 3 (7.50%) Retail
9 3 (7.50%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (7.50%) Data Integration
9 3 (7.50%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS Project
3 2 (5.00%) MS Office
4 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Agresso
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (10.00%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (10.00%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (10.00%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) VoIP
1 2 (5.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (2.50%) LAN
2 1 (2.50%) WAN
2 1 (2.50%) Firewall
2 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) OLAP
1 1 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.50%) SAP BW
1 1 (2.50%) SAP BI
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle OLAP
1 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects XI
1 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (2.50%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (2.50%) VectorCAST
General
1 3 (7.50%) Retail
1 3 (7.50%) General Ledger
2 2 (5.00%) Back Office
2 2 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Games
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Architect
2 14 (35.00%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (12.50%) Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Data Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Systems Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Network Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Programme Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Systems Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (2.50%) Business Objects Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Junior
6 1 (2.50%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (2.50%) Middleware
2 1 (2.50%) J2EE
2 1 (2.50%) EJB
2 1 (2.50%) CSS
2 1 (2.50%) JSP
2 1 (2.50%) Servlets
2 1 (2.50%) SOAP
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Data Integration
2 2 (5.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) UNIX
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
1 1 (2.50%) Linux
1 1 (2.50%) VxWorks
1 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) ERP
2 8 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 7 (17.50%) E-Commerce
4 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.00%) Project Management
5 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (10.00%) Change Management
6 3 (7.50%) ETL
6 3 (7.50%) Programme Management
6 3 (7.50%) Supplier Management
6 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (7.50%) Waterfall
7 2 (5.00%) Transition Management
7 2 (5.00%) Resource Management
7 2 (5.00%) Project Planning
7 2 (5.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.50%) Ada
3 1 (2.50%) C++
3 1 (2.50%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) CCNP
2 2 (5.00%) CCNA
2 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.50%) ACCA
3 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
1 1 (2.50%) TickIT
1 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.50%) QA
1 1 (2.50%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) Oracle
2 9 (22.50%) SAP
3 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.00%) Citrix
4 2 (5.00%) Cisco
4 2 (5.00%) VMware
5 1 (2.50%) Pega
5 1 (2.50%) Lumesse
5 1 (2.50%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.50%) Hyperion
5 1 (2.50%) JDA
5 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.50%) TIBCO