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 27 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 7 20 18
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 51 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 13.97% 4.43% 6.48%
As % of the General category 63.75% 23.68% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 2 14
Average daily rate
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£463 £250 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.00% -45.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £190 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £310 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.93 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.20 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.02% -19.00%
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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
80 38 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 21.92% 18.72% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 17 33
Average daily rate £415 £375 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -17.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £173 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £28.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -18.18%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 25 (32.89%) Project Management
2 18 (23.68%) Change Management
3 17 (22.37%) PRINCE2
4 15 (19.74%) Degree
5 13 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (15.79%) Publishing
6 12 (15.79%) Oracle
7 11 (14.47%) Portfolio Management
8 10 (13.16%) MS Project
8 10 (13.16%) MS Office
9 9 (11.84%) ITIL
9 9 (11.84%) C
9 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (11.84%) Waterfall
10 8 (10.53%) Financial Modelling
10 8 (10.53%) Migration
10 8 (10.53%) Business Analysis
11 7 (9.21%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (9.21%) PMI
11 7 (9.21%) PMP
11 7 (9.21%) PMI Certification
11 7 (9.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 7 (9.21%) Project Planning
12 6 (7.89%) Telecoms
13 5 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (6.58%) Scrum
13 5 (6.58%) SLA
13 5 (6.58%) SQL
13 5 (6.58%) Siebel
14 4 (5.26%) Windows

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2 (2.63%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (13.16%) MS Project
1 10 (13.16%) MS Office
2 4 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (3.95%) WebTrends
1 3 (3.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (3.95%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle iProcurement
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.32%) Agresso
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) WAN
2 2 (2.63%) LAN
3 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.32%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.32%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (15.79%) Publishing
2 6 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.26%) Banking
3 4 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.95%) Legal
4 3 (3.95%) Electronics
4 3 (3.95%) General Ledger
4 3 (3.95%) Marketing
5 2 (2.63%) Retail
6 1 (1.32%) Advertising
6 1 (1.32%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (31.58%) Project Manager
2 16 (21.05%) Analyst
3 13 (17.11%) Architect
4 11 (14.47%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (9.21%) Business Analyst
5 7 (9.21%) Agile Project Manager
6 5 (6.58%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Senior Manager
7 4 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
7 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Procurement Manager
9 2 (2.63%) Desktop Support
9 2 (2.63%) Developer
9 2 (2.63%) Team Leader
9 2 (2.63%) Support Team Leader
9 2 (2.63%) Business Project Manager
9 2 (2.63%) Financial Business Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Business Manager
9 2 (2.63%) PHP Developer
9 2 (2.63%) Desktop Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.63%) Apache Flex
2 1 (1.32%) HTML
2 1 (1.32%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.21%) PMI
3 3 (3.95%) DTV
4 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.63%) NHS
5 1 (1.32%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.32%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.32%) CCTV
5 1 (1.32%) Life Science
5 1 (1.32%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.32%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.26%) Windows
2 2 (2.63%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.32%) Linux
3 1 (1.32%) Android
3 1 (1.32%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.89%) Project Management
2 18 (23.68%) Change Management
3 17 (22.37%) PRINCE2
4 13 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (14.47%) Portfolio Management
6 9 (11.84%) Waterfall
6 9 (11.84%) ITIL
7 8 (10.53%) Migration
7 8 (10.53%) Business Analysis
7 8 (10.53%) Financial Modelling
8 7 (9.21%) Project Planning
8 7 (9.21%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (6.58%) Scrum
10 4 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (3.95%) Change Control
11 3 (3.95%) Programme Management
11 3 (3.95%) ETL
11 3 (3.95%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.84%) C
2 5 (6.58%) SQL
3 4 (5.26%) Java
4 2 (2.63%) PHP
5 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.32%) C#
5 1 (1.32%) C++
5 1 (1.32%) Python
5 1 (1.32%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.32%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 15 (19.74%) Degree
2 7 (9.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 7 (9.21%) PMP
2 7 (9.21%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.32%) HND
3 1 (1.32%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) SLA
2 2 (2.63%) QA
3 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 4 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (15.79%) Oracle
2 5 (6.58%) Siebel
3 4 (5.26%) SAP
4 3 (3.95%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.63%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.32%) Dell
6 1 (1.32%) Informatica
6 1 (1.32%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.32%) VMware
6 1 (1.32%) Cisco