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 24 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 7 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 23 36 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 10.50% 14.23% 18.18%
As % of the General category 40.35% 44.44% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 25 18
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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 £156 £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 £17.00 £16.91
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +0.53%
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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
57 81 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 26.03% 32.02% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 50 34
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 £172 £327 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £578 £575
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 £26.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%

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 24 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 24 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 (29.79%) SAP
2 12 (25.53%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (21.28%) MS Excel
3 10 (21.28%) Project Management
4 9 (19.15%) Change Management
5 8 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (14.89%) PRINCE2
7 6 (12.77%) Programme Management
8 5 (10.64%) Migration
8 5 (10.64%) Procure-to-pay
9 4 (8.51%) Data Cleansing
9 4 (8.51%) Business Continuity Planning
9 4 (8.51%) Business Continuity
9 4 (8.51%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (8.51%) MS Project
9 4 (8.51%) Risk Management
10 3 (6.38%) GAP Analysis
10 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
10 3 (6.38%) Front Office
10 3 (6.38%) CIMA
10 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
10 3 (6.38%) ACCA
10 3 (6.38%) VBA
10 3 (6.38%) C
10 3 (6.38%) SQL
10 3 (6.38%) CRM
10 3 (6.38%) ERP
10 3 (6.38%) Progress
10 3 (6.38%) SAP SRM
10 3 (6.38%) Performance Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) MS Project Server
2 1 (2.13%) Confluence
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 10 (21.28%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.51%) MS Project
2 4 (8.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.26%) MS Office
4 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) SAP SRM
2 2 (4.26%) SAP FI
2 2 (4.26%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (4.26%) SAP CO
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.13%) SAP CRM
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle AGIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.13%) InterSystems Cache
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.13%) JasperReports
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.13%) JIRA
1 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (6.38%) Front Office
1 3 (6.38%) Banking
2 2 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.13%) Legal
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 21 (44.68%) Analyst
2 10 (21.28%) Business Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Financial Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) SAP Business Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) SAP Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) Management Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.51%) Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) Performance Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Information Management Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) MI Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) PMO Manager
7 2 (4.26%) SAP Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) PMO Lead
7 2 (4.26%) Financial Business Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Coordinator
7 2 (4.26%) Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) Web Services
2 1 (2.13%) XML
2 1 (2.13%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.13%) Spring
2 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (2.13%) DHTML
2 1 (2.13%) HTML
2 1 (2.13%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) J2EE
2 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.13%) CSS
2 1 (2.13%) JSP
2 1 (2.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) AS400
3 1 (2.13%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.13%) FMCG
3 1 (2.13%) User Experience
3 1 (2.13%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.13%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) Windows
1 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) Project Management
2 9 (19.15%) Change Management
3 8 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (14.89%) PRINCE2
5 6 (12.77%) Programme Management
6 5 (10.64%) Migration
6 5 (10.64%) Procure-to-pay
7 4 (8.51%) Data Cleansing
7 4 (8.51%) Business Continuity Planning
7 4 (8.51%) Risk Management
7 4 (8.51%) Business Continuity
8 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.38%) Information Management
8 3 (6.38%) CRM
8 3 (6.38%) ERP
8 3 (6.38%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (6.38%) Performance Management
9 2 (4.26%) Coaching
9 2 (4.26%) Business Analysis
9 2 (4.26%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.38%) C
1 3 (6.38%) SQL
1 3 (6.38%) VBA
2 2 (4.26%) Java
3 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.13%) C#
3 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.13%) VBScript
3 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) ACCA
1 3 (6.38%) CIMA
2 2 (4.26%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (29.79%) SAP
2 3 (6.38%) Progress
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.26%) Ariba
3 2 (4.26%) JD Edwards
3 2 (4.26%) Primavera
3 2 (4.26%) IBM
3 2 (4.26%) Aquila
4 1 (2.13%) Planview
4 1 (2.13%) Tableau
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle
4 1 (2.13%) Sybase
4 1 (2.13%) ReadSoft
4 1 (2.13%) Open Text