The table below looks at the statistics for the Financial Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Financial Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Finance Analyst
Rank 493 465 433
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Financial Analyst 122 104 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.20% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.21% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 66 94
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£375 £425 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £675 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £308 £400
% change year-on-year
+25.20% -23.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £62.00 £42.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.88% +30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +26.92%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52098 48552 51706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.77% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 32589 29303 29138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2082 2105 2549
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.78 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

Financial Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Financial Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Financial Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Financial Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Financial Analyst within the UK.

Financial Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Financial Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Financial Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Financial Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Financial Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Financial Analyst within the UK.

Financial Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Financial Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Financial Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Financial Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Financial Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Financial Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -13 116 £375 -11.76% 26
London +33 66 £300 -47.82% 11
City of London +24 29 £413 -29.78% 3
South East -23 29 £425 +30.76% 4
Berkshire +5 9 £438 +34.61% 1
South West -29 6 £575 +43.75% 1
Buckinghamshire -4 5 £363 +81.25%
North West -8 4 £425 - 2
Scotland -9 4 £425 -
West Midlands -15 4 £325 +18.18% 4
Reading - 4 £550 - 1
East of England -23 3 £204 -33.73% 1
Slough - 3 £438 -
Merseyside - 3 £425 -
East Midlands 0 2 £348 -
Hertfordshire -20 2 £204 -33.73%
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 3
Yorkshire - 2 - - 3
Docklands, London +12 1 - -
Wiltshire -13 1 - -
Manchester -13 1 - - 1
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - - 2
Letchworth - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Newport - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Amersham - - - -
County Armagh - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1

Financial Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Financial Analyst in their job title 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 with Financial Analyst in their job title.

1 219 (100.00%) Finance
2 39 (17.81%) Banking
3 34 (15.53%) SQL
4 31 (14.16%) ACCA
5 30 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (13.24%) CIMA
7 26 (11.87%) SAP
7 26 (11.87%) MS Excel
7 26 (11.87%) Microsoft
8 21 (9.59%) Business Analysis
9 20 (9.13%) Investment Banking
9 20 (9.13%) Telecoms
10 19 (8.68%) Oracle
11 18 (8.22%) ERP
12 17 (7.76%) MS Office
12 17 (7.76%) MS PowerPoint
13 16 (7.31%) SQL Server
14 15 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (6.85%) Degree
15 13 (5.94%) Business Objects
15 13 (5.94%) CODA
16 12 (5.48%) Project Management
16 12 (5.48%) General Ledger
17 11 (5.02%) Retail
17 11 (5.02%) User Acceptance Testing
17 11 (5.02%) CODA-Financials
17 11 (5.02%) Hyperion
18 10 (4.57%) .NET
18 10 (4.57%) VB
18 10 (4.57%) PRINCE2

Financial Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Financial Analyst in their job title 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 with Financial Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.37%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.91%) WebSphere
2 2 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (0.91%) MQSeries
2 2 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (0.91%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.46%) CMS
Applications
1 26 (11.87%) MS Excel
2 17 (7.76%) MS Office
2 17 (7.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.83%) MS Project
4 2 (0.91%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (5.02%) CODA-Financials
2 8 (3.65%) SAP FI
3 7 (3.20%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (3.20%) SAP CO
4 4 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.83%) SAP BPC
4 4 (1.83%) SAP ERP
5 3 (1.37%) Agresso
5 3 (1.37%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (1.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.91%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.91%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.91%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.91%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.46%) Movex
7 1 (0.46%) SAP FI-CA
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.37%) FTP
2 2 (0.91%) Intranet
3 1 (0.46%) CTI
3 1 (0.46%) LAN
3 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.31%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.65%) BusinessObjects XI
3 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.83%) MS Access
4 3 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.91%) Essbase
5 2 (0.91%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.91%) PowerCenter
5 2 (0.91%) DB2
5 2 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.46%) MySQL
6 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.46%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.46%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Toad
2 1 (0.46%) Lombardi
General
1 219 (100.00%) Finance
2 39 (17.81%) Banking
3 20 (9.13%) Investment Banking
3 20 (9.13%) Telecoms
4 12 (5.48%) General Ledger
5 11 (5.02%) Retail
6 6 (2.74%) Advertising
6 6 (2.74%) Automotive
7 5 (2.28%) Legal
8 3 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.37%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.37%) Billing
9 2 (0.91%) Marketing
9 2 (0.91%) Law
9 2 (0.91%) Front Office
9 2 (0.91%) Back Office
10 1 (0.46%) Publishing
10 1 (0.46%) German Language
10 1 (0.46%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.57%) .NET
2 2 (0.91%) J2EE
3 1 (0.46%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.28%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.83%) FMCG
4 3 (1.37%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.91%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.91%) Economics
5 2 (0.91%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.46%) NHS
6 1 (0.46%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.46%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.46%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.46%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.46%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.20%) Windows
2 3 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (0.91%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.91%) UNIX
3 2 (0.91%) Linux
4 1 (0.46%) SUSE
4 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (9.59%) Business Analysis
2 18 (8.22%) ERP
3 15 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (5.48%) Project Management
5 11 (5.02%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (4.57%) PRINCE2
6 10 (4.57%) Financial Modelling
7 9 (4.11%) Financial Analysis
7 9 (4.11%) Procure-to-pay
8 7 (3.20%) CRM
8 7 (3.20%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (3.20%) Data Analysis
9 6 (2.74%) Analytics
10 5 (2.28%) Workflow
10 5 (2.28%) PRINCE
10 5 (2.28%) Data Management
10 5 (2.28%) Migration
11 4 (1.83%) Test Scripting
11 4 (1.83%) Validation
11 4 (1.83%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (15.53%) SQL
2 10 (4.57%) VB
3 8 (3.65%) VBA
4 7 (3.20%) VB6
5 4 (1.83%) C
6 2 (0.91%) Java
6 2 (0.91%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.46%) COBOL
7 1 (0.46%) JCL
7 1 (0.46%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 31 (14.16%) ACCA
2 29 (13.24%) CIMA
3 15 (6.85%) Degree
4 4 (1.83%) CCAB
4 4 (1.83%) ISEB
5 2 (0.91%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.91%) MBA
5 2 (0.91%) CCA
5 2 (0.91%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.46%) PMP
6 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.46%) PhD
6 1 (0.46%) CIPFA
6 1 (0.46%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.46%) IIBA
6 1 (0.46%) CBAP
6 1 (0.46%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.28%) Solvency II
2 3 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.46%) GAAP
3 1 (0.46%) QA
3 1 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.46%) FINREP
3 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.46%) RACF
Vendors
1 26 (11.87%) SAP
1 26 (11.87%) Microsoft
2 19 (8.68%) Oracle
3 13 (5.94%) Business Objects
3 13 (5.94%) CODA
4 11 (5.02%) Hyperion
5 7 (3.20%) Sybase
6 4 (1.83%) Cognos
7 3 (1.37%) Citrix
7 3 (1.37%) CA
7 3 (1.37%) IBM
7 3 (1.37%) Reuters
7 3 (1.37%) Remedy
8 2 (0.91%) Infor
8 2 (0.91%) Sun
8 2 (0.91%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.91%) Ariba
9 1 (0.46%) Avaya
9 1 (0.46%) Informatica
9 1 (0.46%) Misys
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