The first 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the St Albans region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 6 8 11
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing Finance 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 15.38% 3.57% 6.25%
As % of the General category 50.00% 20.00% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £425 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +70.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.50%
General Category
St Albans
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
8 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 30.77% 17.86% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
Average daily rate £400 £448 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.61% +62.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £390 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £488 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Finance
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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 15 Related IT Skills in St Albans

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) Analytics
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) ETL
4 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (20.00%) Back Office
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (20.00%) Tableau
4 1 (20.00%) QlikView
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 (60.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (20.00%) QlikView
General
1 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
1 1 (20.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 3 (60.00%) Analytics
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Tableau