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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 13 3 9
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Contract jobs citing Finance 13 38 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 6.05% 17.84% 9.74%
As % of the General category 36.11% 55.07% 36.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 20
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£410 £338 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.48% -32.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £131 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £489 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.63% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £10.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +55.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
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
36 69 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 16.74% 32.39% 26.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 45 54
Average daily rate £394 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £140 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £587 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Average hourly rate £21.23 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.66% +6.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 21 August 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 21 August 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 12 (40.00%) SAP
2 10 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (33.33%) Project Management
2 10 (33.33%) Marketing
3 9 (30.00%) DTV
3 9 (30.00%) Electronics
3 9 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 9 (30.00%) Manufacturing
3 9 (30.00%) Programme Management
3 9 (30.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (30.00%) Digital Marketing
4 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
5 5 (16.67%) SQL
5 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
6 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (13.33%) Business Transformation
7 3 (10.00%) MS Project
7 3 (10.00%) LAN
7 3 (10.00%) WAN
7 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (10.00%) Migration
7 3 (10.00%) Banking
7 3 (10.00%) Degree
8 2 (6.67%) C
8 2 (6.67%) VB
8 2 (6.67%) XML
8 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (6.67%) PMI
8 2 (6.67%) PMP

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (3.33%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Project
3 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (30.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.33%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (3.33%) SAP R/3
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) LAN
1 3 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (3.33%) MPLS
2 1 (3.33%) PBX
2 1 (3.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) SAP BW
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.33%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) SAP BI
3 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.33%) OLAP
3 1 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.33%) MS Access
3 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
1 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (33.33%) Marketing
2 9 (30.00%) Manufacturing
2 9 (30.00%) Electronics
2 9 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (10.00%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Billing
4 1 (3.33%) General Ledger
4 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Arabic Language
4 1 (3.33%) French Language
4 1 (3.33%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (3.33%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Project Manager
2 6 (20.00%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Business Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Business Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Coordinator
5 2 (6.67%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Implementation Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Project Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Configuration Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Implementation Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Communications Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.33%) VB Developer
6 1 (3.33%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (3.33%) ODBC
2 1 (3.33%) ActiveX
2 1 (3.33%) Spring
2 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.33%) MDX
2 1 (3.33%) jQuery
2 1 (3.33%) REST
2 1 (3.33%) Play Framework
2 1 (3.33%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) CSS
2 1 (3.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) DTV
2 2 (6.67%) PMI
3 1 (3.33%) NHS
3 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.33%) Economics
3 1 (3.33%) Informatics
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) UNIX
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) Project Management
2 9 (30.00%) Digital Marketing
2 9 (30.00%) Programme Management
3 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (13.33%) Business Transformation
5 3 (10.00%) Migration
6 2 (6.67%) Project Planning
6 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.67%) Change Management
7 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.33%) E-business
7 1 (3.33%) ITSM
7 1 (3.33%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.33%) Workflow
7 1 (3.33%) ETL
7 1 (3.33%) PRINCE
7 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.33%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) C
2 2 (6.67%) VB
3 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.33%) Python
3 1 (3.33%) VB6
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (6.67%) PMP
2 2 (6.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) SAP
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (6.67%) Jaspersoft
4 1 (3.33%) Hummingbird
4 1 (3.33%) Hyperion
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) Business Objects
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