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 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 28 19 1
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -18
Contract jobs citing Finance 18 10 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.37% 4.63% 17.70%
As % of the General category 22.78% 35.71% 51.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 19
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£425 £410 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +36.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £238 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £519 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.83 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -1.16%
Finance
Oxfordshire

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
79 28 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 23.58% 12.96% 34.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 21 44
Average daily rate £413 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £563 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+1.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £16.83 £21.23 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.74% +28.66%
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 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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015, 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 15 (23.08%) Project Management
2 14 (21.54%) PRINCE2
2 14 (21.54%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (18.46%) Publishing
3 12 (18.46%) MS Office
3 12 (18.46%) Change Management
4 11 (16.92%) SQL
4 11 (16.92%) .NET
5 10 (15.38%) SQL Server
5 10 (15.38%) MS Project
6 9 (13.85%) Degree
6 9 (13.85%) Waterfall
7 8 (12.31%) Financial Modelling
7 8 (12.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (12.31%) Oracle
7 8 (12.31%) C#
7 8 (12.31%) Windows
7 8 (12.31%) Active Directory
7 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
7 8 (12.31%) PMP
7 8 (12.31%) PMI Certification
8 7 (10.77%) PMI
8 7 (10.77%) HTML
8 7 (10.77%) C
8 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET
8 7 (10.77%) CSS
8 7 (10.77%) WPF
8 7 (10.77%) Migration
9 6 (9.23%) Programme Management
9 6 (9.23%) Telecoms

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.08%) Node.js
3 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.54%) CMS
3 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (18.46%) MS Office
2 10 (15.38%) MS Project
3 5 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 5 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.54%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.08%) Boomi
2 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.69%) WAN
1 5 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (1.54%) VoIP
2 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.54%) PABX
2 1 (1.54%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.54%) MySQL
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (18.46%) Publishing
2 6 (9.23%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.23%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.15%) Electronics
3 4 (6.15%) Banking
3 4 (6.15%) Marketing
4 3 (4.62%) Legal
5 1 (1.54%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 16 (24.62%) Project Manager
2 13 (20.00%) Architect
3 11 (16.92%) Developer
4 9 (13.85%) Analyst
5 8 (12.31%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (10.77%) Agile Project Manager
7 6 (9.23%) C# Developer
8 5 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
8 5 (7.69%) Senior Manager
8 5 (7.69%) Programmer
8 5 (7.69%) Business Analyst
8 5 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (7.69%) C# Programmer
9 4 (6.15%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
10 3 (4.62%) Software Delivery Project Manager
10 3 (4.62%) Support Analyst
10 3 (4.62%) Procurement Manager
11 2 (3.08%) Team Leader
11 2 (3.08%) Network Architect
11 2 (3.08%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.92%) .NET
2 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET
2 7 (10.77%) CSS
2 7 (10.77%) WPF
2 7 (10.77%) HTML
3 6 (9.23%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.08%) REST
4 2 (3.08%) SOAP
4 2 (3.08%) Web Services
4 2 (3.08%) Apache Flex
5 1 (1.54%) WCF
5 1 (1.54%) jQuery
5 1 (1.54%) RESTful
5 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.54%) HTML5
5 1 (1.54%) CSS3
5 1 (1.54%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) PMI
2 4 (6.15%) NHS
2 4 (6.15%) DTV
2 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.08%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.08%) Life Science
4 1 (1.54%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.54%) CCTV
4 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.54%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.31%) Windows
2 3 (4.62%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.08%) Android
3 2 (3.08%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.54%) Linux
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Project Management
2 14 (21.54%) PRINCE2
2 14 (21.54%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (18.46%) Change Management
4 9 (13.85%) Waterfall
5 8 (12.31%) Financial Modelling
6 7 (10.77%) Migration
7 6 (9.23%) Project Planning
7 6 (9.23%) OO
7 6 (9.23%) Portfolio Management
7 6 (9.23%) Programme Management
8 5 (7.69%) Data Migration
8 5 (7.69%) SDLC
8 5 (7.69%) ETL
8 5 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.15%) UML
9 4 (6.15%) Digital Marketing
10 3 (4.62%) Change Control
10 3 (4.62%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.92%) SQL
2 8 (12.31%) C#
3 7 (10.77%) C
4 6 (9.23%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.15%) Java
6 3 (4.62%) COBOL
7 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.54%) Python
8 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.54%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Degree
2 8 (12.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 8 (12.31%) PMP
2 8 (12.31%) PMI Certification
3 3 (4.62%) CCNA
3 3 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (12.31%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (12.31%) Oracle
1 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.23%) SAP
3 4 (6.15%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (4.62%) Cisco
4 3 (4.62%) Dell
5 2 (3.08%) Siebel
6 1 (1.54%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.54%) Informatica
6 1 (1.54%) Novell
6 1 (1.54%) Bloomberg