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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 7 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 26 36 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 10.36% 12.77% 14.18%
As % of the General category 28.57% 42.86% 42.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 15
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£396 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £298 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £532 £815
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -9.09%
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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
91 84 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 36.25% 29.79% 33.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 31 44
Average daily rate £363 £431 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.94% +1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £268 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £564 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -27.19%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (26.09%) SAP
3 7 (15.22%) Project Management
3 7 (15.22%) PRINCE2
3 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
3 7 (15.22%) Change Management
4 6 (13.04%) Aquila
4 6 (13.04%) System Testing
5 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
6 4 (8.70%) Business Continuity
6 4 (8.70%) Migration
6 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.70%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (8.70%) Data Cleansing
6 4 (8.70%) Business Continuity Planning
7 3 (6.52%) Performance Management
7 3 (6.52%) Windows
7 3 (6.52%) JD Edwards
7 3 (6.52%) MS Project
7 3 (6.52%) MS Office
7 3 (6.52%) Web Services
7 3 (6.52%) C
7 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
7 3 (6.52%) Information Management
8 2 (4.35%) Data Analysis
8 2 (4.35%) Spring
8 2 (4.35%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (4.35%) CIMA
8 2 (4.35%) SAP CO
8 2 (4.35%) Banking

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1 (2.17%) IIS
1 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.17%) SAS
1 1 (2.17%) MS Project Server
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.52%) MS Project
2 3 (6.52%) MS Office
3 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (4.35%) SAP CO
1 2 (4.35%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.17%) SAP CRM
2 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.17%) SAP SRM
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle AGIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) SSL
1 1 (2.17%) SAN
1 1 (2.17%) Firewall
1 1 (2.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.17%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (2.17%) JasperReports
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (8.70%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.17%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (41.30%) Analyst
2 11 (23.91%) Business Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Consultant
4 5 (10.87%) SAP Consultant
4 5 (10.87%) Financial Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Management Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.52%) SAP Business Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Information Management Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Developer
7 2 (4.35%) MI Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Tester
7 2 (4.35%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.17%) SAP SD Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) SAP CRM Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (2.17%) Process Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) Web Services
2 2 (4.35%) JSP
2 2 (4.35%) J2EE
2 2 (4.35%) Hibernate
2 2 (4.35%) Spring
3 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.17%) CSS
3 1 (2.17%) DHTML
3 1 (2.17%) HTML
3 1 (2.17%) .NET
3 1 (2.17%) SOAP
3 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.17%) FMCG
3 1 (2.17%) User Experience
3 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.22%) PRINCE2
1 7 (15.22%) Project Management
1 7 (15.22%) Change Management
2 6 (13.04%) System Testing
3 4 (8.70%) Data Cleansing
3 4 (8.70%) Migration
3 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (8.70%) Business Continuity
3 4 (8.70%) Business Continuity Planning
4 3 (6.52%) Performance Management
4 3 (6.52%) Information Management
5 2 (4.35%) Data Analysis
5 2 (4.35%) Information Security
5 2 (4.35%) CRM
5 2 (4.35%) ERP
5 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.35%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.35%) Risk Management
5 2 (4.35%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) C
2 2 (4.35%) Java
2 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.35%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) VBA
3 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.17%) VBScript
3 1 (2.17%) VB
3 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) CISSP
1 2 (4.35%) ACCA
1 2 (4.35%) CISA
1 2 (4.35%) CIMA
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) CRISC
2 1 (2.17%) CISM
2 1 (2.17%) PMP
2 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (26.09%) SAP
2 6 (13.04%) Aquila
3 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.52%) JD Edwards
5 2 (4.35%) IBM
5 2 (4.35%) Oracle
6 1 (2.17%) Sybase
6 1 (2.17%) EMC
6 1 (2.17%) Citrix
6 1 (2.17%) Ariba
6 1 (2.17%) Symantec
6 1 (2.17%) ReadSoft
6 1 (2.17%) Open Text
6 1 (2.17%) Planview
6 1 (2.17%) Tableau
6 1 (2.17%) Aveksa
6 1 (2.17%) Varonis