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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 5 9 3
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing Finance 27 24 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 13.24% 9.84% 13.55%
As % of the General category 42.19% 27.27% 40.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 11
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£406 £395 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.84% -10.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £485 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.83 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+38.36% -5.71%
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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
64 88 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 31.37% 36.07% 33.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 54 30
Average daily rate £375 £359 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.52% +14.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £219 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £480 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 5
Average hourly rate £13.75 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.62% +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 8 (17.02%) SQL
4 7 (14.89%) Project Management
4 7 (14.89%) Asset Management
4 7 (14.89%) IT Asset Management
5 6 (12.77%) Degree
6 5 (10.64%) Windows
6 5 (10.64%) BMC
6 5 (10.64%) Hyperion
6 5 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (8.51%) Hyperion Planning
7 4 (8.51%) Integration Testing
7 4 (8.51%) Supplier Management
7 4 (8.51%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.38%) Banking
8 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.38%) WinForms
8 3 (6.38%) Test Management
8 3 (6.38%) FMCG
8 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (6.38%) Test Strategy
8 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
8 3 (6.38%) C#
8 3 (6.38%) C++
8 3 (6.38%) .NET
8 3 (6.38%) Oracle
8 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
8 3 (6.38%) Pharmaceutical

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) 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%) SAP SRM
3 1 (2.13%) SAP FI-CA
3 1 (2.13%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SAP BW
1 2 (4.26%) Essbase
2 1 (2.13%) SQLPlus
2 1 (2.13%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.26%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (6.38%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (6.38%) Banking
2 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.26%) Legal
2 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.26%) Billing
3 1 (2.13%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) French Language
3 1 (2.13%) German Language
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (17.02%) Analyst
2 6 (12.77%) Project Manager
2 6 (12.77%) Consultant
3 4 (8.51%) Developer
4 3 (6.38%) Administrator
4 3 (6.38%) Software Developer
4 3 (6.38%) Test Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Service Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Bid Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Hyperion Consultant
5 2 (4.26%) SAP Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Programme Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Business Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Operations Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) .NET
1 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
1 3 (6.38%) WinForms
1 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.13%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) FMCG
2 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.26%) Replication
2 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.13%) PMI
3 1 (2.13%) CMDB
3 1 (2.13%) Smart Meter
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%) Project Management
2 7 (14.89%) Asset Management
2 7 (14.89%) IT Asset Management
3 5 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (8.51%) Supplier Management
4 4 (8.51%) Integration Testing
5 3 (6.38%) Test Management
5 3 (6.38%) Service Management
5 3 (6.38%) MVC
5 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.38%) SDLC
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%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.02%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) C#
2 3 (6.38%) C++
3 2 (4.26%) Java
3 2 (4.26%) VBA
4 1 (2.13%) C
4 1 (2.13%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) 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
3 1 (2.13%) GAMP
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (25.53%) SAP
2 5 (10.64%) BMC
2 5 (10.64%) Hyperion
3 3 (6.38%) Oracle
4 2 (4.26%) Ariba
4 2 (4.26%) Informatica
4 2 (4.26%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (4.26%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.13%) VMware
5 1 (2.13%) Teradata
5 1 (2.13%) Sage
5 1 (2.13%) HP