The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 1 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing Finance 224 185 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 28.94% 25.24% 15.17%
As % of the General category 71.57% 70.88% 58.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 98 30
Average daily rate
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£360 £328 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.92% +2.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
Average hourly rate £14.21 £14.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -19.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.20 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £15.60 £19.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -16.66%
Finance
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

General Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
313 261 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 40.44% 35.61% 26.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 128 48
Average daily rate £375 £325 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £196 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 9
Average hourly rate £14.21 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £37.50 £22.10
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 Milton Keynes

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 87 (17.13%) Banking
2 86 (16.93%) Project Management
3 83 (16.34%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (14.57%) Microsoft
5 69 (13.58%) MS Excel
6 66 (12.99%) Oracle
7 65 (12.80%) Windows
8 59 (11.61%) PRINCE2
8 59 (11.61%) .NET
9 58 (11.42%) UNIX
10 57 (11.22%) SQL
10 57 (11.22%) Business Analysis
11 55 (10.83%) Scrum
12 53 (10.43%) C#
12 53 (10.43%) SAP
13 50 (9.84%) ITIL
14 45 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
14 45 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
15 39 (7.68%) MS Office
16 36 (7.09%) Migration
16 36 (7.09%) Retail
17 34 (6.69%) JavaScript
18 33 (6.50%) MVC
18 33 (6.50%) Security Cleared
19 32 (6.30%) SharePoint
20 31 (6.10%) Java
20 31 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
21 30 (5.91%) SC Cleared
21 30 (5.91%) BDD
21 30 (5.91%) SLA

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 32 (6.30%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.36%) CMS
3 11 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (1.77%) IIS
5 7 (1.38%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.98%) SAS
7 3 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.39%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 69 (13.58%) MS Excel
2 39 (7.68%) MS Office
3 25 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (4.13%) MS Project
5 17 (3.35%) MS Visio
6 15 (2.95%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (1.18%) Photoshop
7 6 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.79%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 16 (3.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (2.36%) SAP FI
3 8 (1.57%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (1.18%) Staffware
5 4 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.79%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.59%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.39%) SAP BCA
7 2 (0.39%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.39%) SAP CS
7 2 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.39%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.20%) assyst
8 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.20%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (0.20%) Google App Engine
1 1 (0.20%) PaaS
1 1 (0.20%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.76%) ATM
2 12 (2.36%) SAN
3 11 (2.17%) Intranet
4 9 (1.77%) WAN
4 9 (1.77%) Firewall
4 9 (1.77%) Internet
5 8 (1.57%) LAN
6 7 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (1.38%) NAS
7 5 (0.98%) Network Security
7 5 (0.98%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.98%) VoIP
7 5 (0.98%) MPLS
8 4 (0.79%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (0.79%) ADSL
8 4 (0.79%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.59%) VLAN
9 3 (0.59%) CDMA
9 3 (0.59%) GSM
10 2 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.54%) PowerCenter
2 17 (3.35%) Oracle Database
3 16 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (2.95%) SQL Server
4 15 (2.95%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.36%) SAP BW
5 12 (2.36%) DB2
6 7 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (0.79%) MS Access
8 4 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.59%) OLTP
10 2 (0.39%) SAP BI
10 2 (0.39%) MySQL
10 2 (0.39%) Data Mart
11 1 (0.20%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (4.33%) Selenium
2 13 (2.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (1.97%) Octopus Deploy
3 10 (1.97%) TeamCity
3 10 (1.97%) WebDriver
4 8 (1.57%) Toad
5 5 (0.98%) Xcode
5 5 (0.98%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.98%) JMeter
5 5 (0.98%) eggPlant
5 5 (0.98%) MSBuild
6 4 (0.79%) Axure RP
6 4 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.59%) JIRA
7 3 (0.59%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.59%) WatiN
8 2 (0.39%) Subversion
9 1 (0.20%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.20%) Rational Rose
General
1 87 (17.13%) Banking
2 36 (7.09%) Retail
3 25 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 24 (4.72%) Marketing
5 23 (4.53%) Manufacturing
5 23 (4.53%) Spanish Language
6 22 (4.33%) Automotive
7 16 (3.15%) Electronics
8 13 (2.56%) Legal
9 10 (1.97%) Retail Banking
10 8 (1.57%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.79%) Back Office
12 2 (0.39%) Publishing
12 2 (0.39%) German Language
13 1 (0.20%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.20%) Advertising
13 1 (0.20%) Billing
13 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 178 (35.04%) Analyst
2 89 (17.52%) Business Analyst
3 69 (13.58%) Project Manager
4 60 (11.81%) Developer
5 30 (5.91%) Architect
6 23 (4.53%) .NET Developer
7 22 (4.33%) Financial Business Analyst
7 22 (4.33%) Administrator
8 20 (3.94%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 16 (3.15%) Test Analyst
10 15 (2.95%) C# Developer
10 15 (2.95%) Agile Business Analyst
11 13 (2.56%) C# .NET Developer
12 12 (2.36%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (2.36%) Test Manager
12 12 (2.36%) Data Analyst
13 11 (2.17%) Service Manager
13 11 (2.17%) Tester
13 11 (2.17%) Test Leader
14 10 (1.97%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (11.61%) .NET
2 28 (5.51%) WCF
3 26 (5.12%) jQuery
3 26 (5.12%) ASP.NET
3 26 (5.12%) KnockoutJS
4 24 (4.72%) AngularJS
5 23 (4.53%) HTML
6 20 (3.94%) CSS
6 20 (3.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (3.35%) .NET Framework
7 17 (3.35%) XML
8 13 (2.56%) NHibernate
8 13 (2.56%) HTML5
9 12 (2.36%) Backbone.js
9 12 (2.36%) Web Services
10 7 (1.38%) Java EE
10 7 (1.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (0.98%) J2EE
11 5 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 5 (0.98%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.94%) Mainframe
3 16 (3.15%) DTV
4 13 (2.56%) Credit Risk
5 10 (1.97%) Clustering
6 8 (1.57%) User Experience
6 8 (1.57%) EPoS
6 8 (1.57%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.38%) iPad
7 7 (1.38%) iPhone
8 6 (1.18%) IBM Mainframe
8 6 (1.18%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.98%) Open Source
9 5 (0.98%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.79%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.79%) e-Health
10 4 (0.79%) IVR
10 4 (0.79%) EMC Centera
11 3 (0.59%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 65 (12.80%) Windows
2 58 (11.42%) UNIX
3 23 (4.53%) Windows 7
4 20 (3.94%) Windows NT
5 17 (3.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (2.56%) Windows XP
8 11 (2.17%) Windows 2000
8 11 (2.17%) Apple iOS
9 10 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (1.77%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (0.98%) Android
12 4 (0.79%) MVS
13 3 (0.59%) Linux
13 3 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.20%) SUSE
14 1 (0.20%) HPUX
14 1 (0.20%) Solaris
14 1 (0.20%) zOS
14 1 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (16.93%) Project Management
2 83 (16.34%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (11.61%) PRINCE2
4 57 (11.22%) Business Analysis
5 55 (10.83%) Scrum
6 50 (9.84%) ITIL
7 45 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
7 45 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 36 (7.09%) Migration
9 33 (6.50%) MVC
10 30 (5.91%) BDD
11 28 (5.51%) User Acceptance Testing
12 26 (5.12%) OO
13 25 (4.92%) Service Management
14 24 (4.72%) TDD
14 24 (4.72%) Change Management
15 23 (4.53%) Programme Management
16 22 (4.33%) Waterfall
17 19 (3.74%) Service Delivery
18 18 (3.54%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 57 (11.22%) SQL
2 53 (10.43%) C#
3 34 (6.69%) JavaScript
4 31 (6.10%) Java
5 17 (3.35%) VBScript
5 17 (3.35%) PowerShell
6 14 (2.76%) PL/SQL
7 12 (2.36%) VB
8 10 (1.97%) T-SQL
9 9 (1.77%) VBA
10 5 (0.98%) Objective-C
11 4 (0.79%) COBOL
12 3 (0.59%) C
12 3 (0.59%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.59%) JCL
13 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.39%) C++
14 1 (0.20%) Korn
14 1 (0.20%) Python
14 1 (0.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (6.50%) Security Cleared
2 30 (5.91%) SC Cleared
2 30 (5.91%) Degree
3 22 (4.33%) ISEB
4 12 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (2.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 11 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 9 (1.77%) MCSE
7 6 (1.18%) HND
7 6 (1.18%) MCP
8 4 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (0.79%) CCNA
8 4 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.59%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.59%) HNC
9 3 (0.59%) ACCA
10 2 (0.39%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.39%) AAT
10 2 (0.39%) CIMA
10 2 (0.39%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.91%) SLA
2 20 (3.94%) QA
3 5 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.79%) COREP
4 4 (0.79%) FINREP
4 4 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.20%) BS15000
5 1 (0.20%) Basel II
5 1 (0.20%) CRD IV
System Software
1 25 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (2.76%) VMware ESX
3 7 (1.38%) Terminal Services
3 7 (1.38%) ISA Server
4 5 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.39%) Firmware
6 1 (0.20%) Samba
6 1 (0.20%) Snort
6 1 (0.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 24 (4.72%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (2.17%) Tivoli
3 10 (1.97%) Control-M
4 9 (1.77%) SCCM
5 8 (1.57%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 8 (1.57%) SCOM
5 8 (1.57%) BladeLogic
6 4 (0.79%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (0.59%) OVSD
7 3 (0.59%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.20%) WSUS
8 1 (0.20%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.20%) OpenView
8 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.20%) MAINVIEW
8 1 (0.20%) YaST
Vendors
1 74 (14.57%) Microsoft
2 66 (12.99%) Oracle
3 53 (10.43%) SAP
4 26 (5.12%) Remedy
5 20 (3.94%) VMware
6 19 (3.74%) HP
7 18 (3.54%) Citrix
7 18 (3.54%) IBM
8 14 (2.76%) Informatica
9 12 (2.36%) Cisco
9 12 (2.36%) Intel
10 10 (1.97%) Avaya
10 10 (1.97%) Business Objects
11 8 (1.57%) Adobe
12 7 (1.38%) CheckPoint
12 7 (1.38%) F5
13 6 (1.18%) Apple
13 6 (1.18%) McAfee
13 6 (1.18%) Genesys
14 4 (0.79%) 3PAR
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