The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 8 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 21 36 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 9.81% 14.94% 17.80%
As % of the General category 41.18% 45.00% 55.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 25 18
Average daily rate
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£396 £484 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +14.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £325 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.38 £17.33
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -5.51%
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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 Middlesex region.

General Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
51 80 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 23.83% 33.20% 32.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 50 35
Average daily rate £399 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.15% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £327 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £578 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £24.00 £19.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +24.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.05 £18.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £34.20 £25.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+17.20% -14.68%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 14 (31.82%) SAP
2 11 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (22.73%) MS Excel
3 10 (22.73%) Project Management
4 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (18.18%) Change Management
5 7 (15.91%) PRINCE2
6 6 (13.64%) Programme Management
7 5 (11.36%) Procure-to-pay
7 5 (11.36%) Migration
8 4 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (9.09%) MS Project
8 4 (9.09%) Risk Management
9 3 (6.82%) CIMA
9 3 (6.82%) GAP Analysis
9 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
9 3 (6.82%) Front Office
9 3 (6.82%) ERP
9 3 (6.82%) Progress
9 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
9 3 (6.82%) ACCA
9 3 (6.82%) CRM
9 3 (6.82%) VBA
9 3 (6.82%) Information Management
9 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (6.82%) Banking
9 3 (6.82%) SAP SRM
9 3 (6.82%) Performance Management
10 2 (4.55%) Data Cleansing
10 2 (4.55%) Performance Testing

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) Confluence
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle UPK
2 1 (2.27%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 10 (22.73%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (9.09%) MS Project
3 2 (4.55%) MS Office
4 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) SAP SRM
2 2 (4.55%) SAP CO
2 2 (4.55%) SAP FI
2 2 (4.55%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.27%) SAP CRM
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle AGIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.27%) InterSystems Cache
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
1 1 (2.27%) JIRA
General
1 3 (6.82%) Front Office
1 3 (6.82%) Banking
2 2 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.27%) Legal
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Analyst
2 10 (22.73%) Business Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Financial Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) SAP Business Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Management Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.82%) Information Management Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Performance Manager
7 2 (4.55%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) PMO Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) SAP Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Financial Business Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) MI Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Coordinator
7 2 (4.55%) PMO Lead
8 1 (2.27%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.27%) CSS
1 1 (2.27%) SOAP
1 1 (2.27%) Web Services
1 1 (2.27%) XML
1 1 (2.27%) DHTML
1 1 (2.27%) HTML
1 1 (2.27%) .NET
1 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) User Experience
3 1 (2.27%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.27%) AS400
3 1 (2.27%) PMI
3 1 (2.27%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.27%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) Project Management
2 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (18.18%) Change Management
3 7 (15.91%) PRINCE2
4 6 (13.64%) Programme Management
5 5 (11.36%) Procure-to-pay
5 5 (11.36%) Migration
6 4 (9.09%) Risk Management
7 3 (6.82%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (6.82%) ERP
7 3 (6.82%) CRM
7 3 (6.82%) Information Management
7 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.82%) Performance Management
8 2 (4.55%) Data Cleansing
8 2 (4.55%) Performance Testing
8 2 (4.55%) System Testing
8 2 (4.55%) Project Planning
8 2 (4.55%) Portfolio Management
8 2 (4.55%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) VBA
2 2 (4.55%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) C
3 1 (2.27%) C#
3 1 (2.27%) Java
3 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.27%) VBScript
3 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) CIMA
1 3 (6.82%) ACCA
2 2 (4.55%) Degree
2 2 (4.55%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (31.82%) SAP
2 3 (6.82%) Progress
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.55%) Aquila
3 2 (4.55%) Primavera
3 2 (4.55%) Ariba
3 2 (4.55%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.27%) Open Text
4 1 (2.27%) ReadSoft
4 1 (2.27%) IBM
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle
4 1 (2.27%) Tableau
4 1 (2.27%) Planview