The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the M4 Corridor region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 6 2
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing Finance 4 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 30.77% 5.00% 22.22%
As % of the General category 50.00% 12.50% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
Average daily rate
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£450 - £575
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%
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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 M4 Corridor region.

General Category
M4 Corridor
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
8 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 61.54% 40.00% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 6
Average daily rate £395 £450 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% -21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £330 £545
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £480 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the M4 Corridor region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the M4 Corridor region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in the M4 Corridor

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the M4 Corridor region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in the M4 Corridor

Finance
Top 12 Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the M4 Corridor 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 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) C++
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) OO
1 3 (75.00%) Electronics
1 3 (75.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (25.00%) Demand Forecasting
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the M4 Corridor 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.

General
1 3 (75.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Software Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) OO
1 3 (75.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (25.00%) Demand Forecasting
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) C++
1 3 (75.00%) Java