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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 5 12 2
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Contract jobs citing Finance 26 21 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 12.32% 9.17% 17.15%
As % of the General category 43.33% 29.58% 51.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 15
Average daily rate
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£400 £385 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £339 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £501 £547
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -1.16%
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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
60 71 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 28.44% 31.00% 33.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 45 32
Average daily rate £375 £373 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +19.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £524 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+1.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 6
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -53.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015, 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 12 (25.53%) SAP
2 9 (19.15%) ITIL
3 7 (14.89%) SQL
3 7 (14.89%) Asset Management
3 7 (14.89%) IT Asset Management
4 5 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (10.64%) Project Management
4 5 (10.64%) Windows
4 5 (10.64%) BMC
5 4 (8.51%) Hyperion
5 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET
5 4 (8.51%) .NET
5 4 (8.51%) C#
5 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (8.51%) Integration Testing
5 4 (8.51%) Supplier Management
5 4 (8.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (8.51%) Degree
6 3 (6.38%) Test Management
6 3 (6.38%) FMCG
6 3 (6.38%) Hyperion Planning
6 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (6.38%) Software Asset Management
6 3 (6.38%) Test Strategy
6 3 (6.38%) Legal
6 3 (6.38%) Billing
6 3 (6.38%) WinForms
6 3 (6.38%) Banking
6 3 (6.38%) MVC
6 3 (6.38%) Telecoms

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 (2.13%) SAS
1 1 (2.13%) CMS
1 1 (2.13%) Kentico
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (4.26%) SAP FI-GL
2 2 (4.26%) SAP CRM
3 1 (2.13%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (2.13%) SAP CO
3 1 (2.13%) HFM
3 1 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.13%) SAP SRM
3 1 (2.13%) SAP FI-CA
3 1 (2.13%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.13%) Data Mining
1 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.13%) Essbase
1 1 (2.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.26%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
1 3 (6.38%) Legal
1 3 (6.38%) Banking
1 3 (6.38%) Billing
2 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) French Language
3 1 (2.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 9 (19.15%) Analyst
2 8 (17.02%) Consultant
3 5 (10.64%) Project Manager
3 5 (10.64%) Developer
4 3 (6.38%) Administrator
4 3 (6.38%) Service Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Software Developer
4 3 (6.38%) Test Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Business Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.26%) Programme Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Operations Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Functional Consultant
5 2 (4.26%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Bid Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Project Accountant
5 2 (4.26%) SAP Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Excel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) .NET
1 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.38%) WinForms
2 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (2.13%) jQuery
3 1 (2.13%) CSS
3 1 (2.13%) EDI
3 1 (2.13%) Middleware
3 1 (2.13%) SAP XI
3 1 (2.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) FMCG
2 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.26%) Replication
3 1 (2.13%) CMDB
3 1 (2.13%) PMI
3 1 (2.13%) W3C
3 1 (2.13%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) ITIL
2 7 (14.89%) Asset Management
2 7 (14.89%) IT Asset Management
3 5 (10.64%) Project Management
3 5 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (8.51%) Supplier Management
4 4 (8.51%) Integration Testing
4 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.38%) MVC
5 3 (6.38%) Service Management
5 3 (6.38%) Test Management
5 3 (6.38%) Test Strategy
5 3 (6.38%) Software Asset Management
6 2 (4.26%) ITSM
6 2 (4.26%) Procure-to-pay
6 2 (4.26%) Test Planning
6 2 (4.26%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (4.26%) Performance Testing
6 2 (4.26%) Strategic Planning
6 2 (4.26%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) SQL
2 4 (8.51%) C#
3 3 (6.38%) C++
4 2 (4.26%) Java
4 2 (4.26%) VBA
5 1 (2.13%) C
5 1 (2.13%) ABAP
5 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (4.26%) CIMA
2 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.26%) ISEB
2 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.13%) PMP
3 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.13%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) SLA
2 2 (4.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (25.53%) SAP
2 5 (10.64%) BMC
3 4 (8.51%) Hyperion
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle
5 2 (4.26%) Ariba
5 2 (4.26%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.26%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.13%) Sage
6 1 (2.13%) Remedy
6 1 (2.13%) TOWER Software
6 1 (2.13%) VMware
6 1 (2.13%) HP