The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 12 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 21 29 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 8.08% 14.50% 9.70%
As % of the General category 36.84% 60.42% 37.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 19
Average daily rate
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£420 £300 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £109 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £428 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £24.00 £16.50 £10.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +55.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
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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 Oxford region.

General Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
57 48 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 21.92% 24.00% 25.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 25 46
Average daily rate £350 £325 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -24.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £140 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Average hourly rate £22.62 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.06% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.23 £13.35 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £24.20 £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £20.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+23.17% -29.31%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 13 (35.14%) SAP
2 11 (29.73%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (29.73%) Marketing
3 10 (27.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (27.03%) Digital Marketing
3 10 (27.03%) Electronics
3 10 (27.03%) Telecoms
3 10 (27.03%) Manufacturing
3 10 (27.03%) Programme Management
3 10 (27.03%) DTV
3 10 (27.03%) Project Management
4 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
5 6 (16.22%) SQL
5 6 (16.22%) Degree
6 5 (13.51%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
6 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
7 4 (10.81%) MS Project
7 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (10.81%) Business Transformation
8 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (8.11%) WAN
8 3 (8.11%) Migration
8 3 (8.11%) Banking
8 3 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (8.11%) CSS
8 3 (8.11%) HTML
8 3 (8.11%) LAN

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 (2.70%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.81%) MS Project
3 3 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.70%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 10 (27.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (2.70%) SAP R/3
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) LAN
1 3 (8.11%) WAN
2 1 (2.70%) MPLS
2 1 (2.70%) PBX
2 1 (2.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.41%) SAP BW
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.70%) MySQL
4 1 (2.70%) SAP BI
4 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.70%) MS Access
4 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
1 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (29.73%) Marketing
2 10 (27.03%) Electronics
2 10 (27.03%) Telecoms
2 10 (27.03%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.11%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.70%) Arabic Language
4 1 (2.70%) French Language
4 1 (2.70%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (2.70%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Billing
4 1 (2.70%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Project Manager
2 6 (16.22%) Developer
2 6 (16.22%) Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Business Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Business Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Salesforce.com Project Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Business Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Coordinator
5 2 (5.41%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Implementation Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Project Support Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Configuration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) HTML
1 3 (8.11%) CSS
2 2 (5.41%) XML
2 2 (5.41%) CSS3
2 2 (5.41%) jQuery
2 2 (5.41%) HTML5
3 1 (2.70%) REST
3 1 (2.70%) Sass
3 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.70%) Play Framework
3 1 (2.70%) ODBC
3 1 (2.70%) ActiveX
3 1 (2.70%) Spring
3 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.70%) SOAP
3 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) DTV
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.41%) PMI
3 2 (5.41%) NHS
3 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) Economics
4 1 (2.70%) Informatics
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.70%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.70%) User Experience
4 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) UNIX
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (27.03%) Programme Management
2 10 (27.03%) Digital Marketing
2 10 (27.03%) Project Management
3 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
4 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (10.81%) Business Transformation
5 3 (8.11%) Migration
5 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Project Planning
6 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.41%) Change Management
6 2 (5.41%) Regression Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.70%) ITSM
7 1 (2.70%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.70%) Workflow
7 1 (2.70%) OO
7 1 (2.70%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
2 2 (5.41%) VB
2 2 (5.41%) C
2 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.70%) C#
3 1 (2.70%) Java
3 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.70%) Python
3 1 (2.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (5.41%) PMP
2 2 (5.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
1 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) SAP
2 5 (13.51%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.41%) Jaspersoft
5 1 (2.70%) Hummingbird
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle
5 1 (2.70%) Business Objects
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