The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the St Albans region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 5 10
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing Finance 6 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 21.43% 16.00% 4.00%
As % of the General category 60.00% 57.14% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
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£625 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.18 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+34.40% -5.71%
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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 St Albans region.

General Category
St Albans
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
10 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 35.71% 28.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Average daily rate £544 £363 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -21.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £313 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £413 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in St Albans

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in St Albans

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in St Albans

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in St Albans

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in St Albans

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in St Albans

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in St Albans

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the St Albans 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 7 (63.64%) Oracle
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) SAN
2 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Visualisation
3 3 (27.27%) Tableau
3 3 (27.27%) Analytics
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (27.27%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (27.27%) QlikView
3 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) ETL
3 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (27.27%) ERP
3 3 (27.27%) SAP
3 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
4 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Life Science
5 1 (9.09%) QA
5 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (9.09%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (9.09%) Star Schema

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the St Albans 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.

Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (27.27%) QlikView
2 1 (9.09%) Snowflake Schema
2 1 (9.09%) Star Schema
General
1 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 4 (36.36%) Project Manager
1 4 (36.36%) IT Project Manager
1 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Manager
1 4 (36.36%) Implementation Manager
1 4 (36.36%) Implementation Project Manager
1 4 (36.36%) IT Infrastructure Manager
1 4 (36.36%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Support Technician
3 2 (18.18%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) 1st Line Support Technician
4 1 (9.09%) Project Director
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 3 (27.27%) Visualisation
3 1 (9.09%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (27.27%) Requirements Analysis
1 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (27.27%) ERP
1 3 (27.27%) ETL
1 3 (27.27%) Analytics
1 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Coaching
3 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Tableau
2 3 (27.27%) SAP