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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 8 14 10
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing Finance 39 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 11.57% 7.42% 11.11%
As % of the General category 39.80% 44.74% 41.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 11 19
Average daily rate
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£450 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £375 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £378
% change year-on-year
+3.15% +2.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -5.40%
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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
98 38 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 29.08% 16.59% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 25 42
Average daily rate £400 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +53.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -1.96%

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 May 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 May 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 27 (32.93%) Project Management
2 19 (23.17%) PRINCE2
3 16 (19.51%) Change Management
4 15 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (17.07%) Degree
6 12 (14.63%) Publishing
6 12 (14.63%) MS Office
7 11 (13.41%) SQL
7 11 (13.41%) MS Project
7 11 (13.41%) Portfolio Management
8 10 (12.20%) Oracle
9 9 (10.98%) SQL Server
9 9 (10.98%) .NET
9 9 (10.98%) Migration
9 9 (10.98%) Waterfall
10 8 (9.76%) Financial Modelling
10 8 (9.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (9.76%) PMP
10 8 (9.76%) PMI Certification
11 7 (8.54%) PMI
11 7 (8.54%) Active Directory
11 7 (8.54%) C
11 7 (8.54%) C#
11 7 (8.54%) Windows
11 7 (8.54%) Telecoms
11 7 (8.54%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (7.32%) WPF
12 6 (7.32%) Business Analysis
12 6 (7.32%) Project Planning

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (2.44%) CMS
2 1 (1.22%) Node.js
2 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (14.63%) MS Office
2 11 (13.41%) MS Project
3 4 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.66%) MS Excel
5 2 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (3.66%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (3.66%) WebTrends
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (1.22%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Boomi
2 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.10%) WAN
2 4 (4.88%) LAN
3 1 (1.22%) VoIP
3 1 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.22%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.22%) MySQL
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (14.63%) Publishing
2 7 (8.54%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.32%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.88%) Electronics
4 4 (4.88%) Marketing
5 3 (3.66%) Banking
5 3 (3.66%) Legal
6 2 (2.44%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (29.27%) Project Manager
2 16 (19.51%) Architect
3 11 (13.41%) Analyst
3 11 (13.41%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (12.20%) Developer
5 7 (8.54%) Agile Project Manager
6 6 (7.32%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Programmer
7 5 (6.10%) C# Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Senior Project Manager
8 4 (4.88%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Senior Manager
8 4 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 4 (4.88%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (4.88%) C# Programmer
9 3 (3.66%) Software Delivery Project Manager
9 3 (3.66%) Procurement Manager
10 2 (2.44%) Support Team Leader
10 2 (2.44%) Team Leader
10 2 (2.44%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.98%) .NET
2 6 (7.32%) ASP.NET
2 6 (7.32%) CSS
2 6 (7.32%) WPF
2 6 (7.32%) HTML
3 5 (6.10%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.44%) SOAP
4 2 (2.44%) Web Services
4 2 (2.44%) Apache Flex
5 1 (1.22%) WCF
5 1 (1.22%) jQuery
5 1 (1.22%) RESTful
5 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.22%) HTML5
5 1 (1.22%) REST
5 1 (1.22%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) PMI
2 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.88%) NHS
3 4 (4.88%) DTV
4 2 (2.44%) Life Science
5 1 (1.22%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.22%) CCTV
5 1 (1.22%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.22%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.22%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.54%) Windows
2 3 (3.66%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.44%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.22%) UNIX
4 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.22%) Linux
4 1 (1.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.93%) Project Management
2 19 (23.17%) PRINCE2
3 16 (19.51%) Change Management
4 15 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (13.41%) Portfolio Management
6 9 (10.98%) Waterfall
6 9 (10.98%) Migration
7 8 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (9.76%) Financial Modelling
8 7 (8.54%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (7.32%) Business Analysis
9 6 (7.32%) Project Planning
10 5 (6.10%) Data Migration
10 5 (6.10%) ETL
10 5 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (6.10%) OO
10 5 (6.10%) ITIL
10 5 (6.10%) Scrum
10 5 (6.10%) Programme Management
11 4 (4.88%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.41%) SQL
2 7 (8.54%) C
2 7 (8.54%) C#
3 5 (6.10%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.88%) Java
5 2 (2.44%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.44%) COBOL
5 2 (2.44%) Python
6 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.22%) CoffeeScript
6 1 (1.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (17.07%) Degree
2 8 (9.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 8 (9.76%) PMP
2 8 (9.76%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.44%) CCNA
3 2 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.22%) HND
4 1 (1.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.10%) SLA
2 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (12.20%) Oracle
2 6 (7.32%) SAP
2 6 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.10%) Siebel
4 4 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.66%) Cisco
5 3 (3.66%) Dell
6 1 (1.22%) Informatica
6 1 (1.22%) Novell
6 1 (1.22%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.22%) VMware
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