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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Finance Analyst
Rank 499 499 458
Rank change year-on-year
0 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Financial Analyst 113 87 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.16% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.18% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 57 94
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£325 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £568 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -5.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £62.00 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +17 108 £335 -16.25% 35
London +43 70 £325 -23.52% 16
City of London +30 21 £406 -4.41% 7
South East -9 19 £431 +15.77% 7
Berkshire 0 7 £438 +34.61%
North West -1 5 £425 - 1
Surrey -7 5 £325 -18.75% 1
East of England -20 4 £208 -45.21% 1
Buckinghamshire -3 3 £380 -12.64% 2
Scotland -11 3 £325 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £313 - 4
Merseyside - 3 £425 -
Yorkshire - 3 £270 - 4
Slough - 3 £438 -
Edinburgh - 3 £325 - 1
East Midlands +4 2 £270 - 1
Manchester -10 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire -22 2 £204 -33.73%
South West -44 2 £313 -21.87% 1
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 4
Leeds - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £240 - 2
Bournemouth - - - -
Bradford - - - - 2
Cambridge - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Craigavon - - - - 1
Derby - - - -
Egham - - - -
Abingdon - - - -

Financial Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 212 (100.00%) Finance
2 43 (20.28%) SQL
3 38 (17.92%) Banking
4 33 (15.57%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (14.62%) ACCA
6 28 (13.21%) CIMA
7 26 (12.26%) Microsoft
8 25 (11.79%) SQL Server
8 25 (11.79%) Business Analysis
9 23 (10.85%) SAP
10 22 (10.38%) MS Excel
10 22 (10.38%) Investment Banking
11 21 (9.91%) Oracle
11 21 (9.91%) ERP
12 18 (8.49%) Telecoms
13 17 (8.02%) MS Office
13 17 (8.02%) MS PowerPoint
14 16 (7.55%) Project Management
15 15 (7.08%) General Ledger
16 14 (6.60%) Retail
16 14 (6.60%) User Acceptance Testing
16 14 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management
17 13 (6.13%) Degree
18 11 (5.19%) PRINCE2
19 10 (4.72%) Hyperion
19 10 (4.72%) Analytics
20 9 (4.25%) Financial Modelling
20 9 (4.25%) Data Analysis
20 9 (4.25%) Cognos
21 8 (3.77%) Management Information System

Financial Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (3.30%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (0.94%) WebLogic
2 2 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (0.94%) MQSeries
2 2 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (0.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (10.38%) MS Excel
2 17 (8.02%) MS Office
2 17 (8.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (2.83%) MS Project
4 2 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.94%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (3.77%) Agresso
2 7 (3.30%) SAP CO
2 7 (3.30%) SAP FI
2 7 (3.30%) SAP FI/CO
3 6 (2.83%) Cognos TM1
3 6 (2.83%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (2.36%) Cognos Controller
5 4 (1.89%) CODA-Financials
5 4 (1.89%) SAP ERP
5 4 (1.89%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (1.89%) SAP BPC
6 3 (1.42%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (1.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.94%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.94%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.94%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.94%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.47%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.89%) Intranet
2 2 (0.94%) FTP
3 1 (0.47%) CTI
3 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.47%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.89%) MS Access
4 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.42%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.94%) PowerCenter
5 2 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.94%) DB2
5 2 (0.94%) Essbase
6 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.47%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.47%) MySQL
6 1 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.47%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Toad
2 1 (0.47%) Lombardi
General
1 212 (100.00%) Finance
2 38 (17.92%) Banking
3 22 (10.38%) Investment Banking
4 18 (8.49%) Telecoms
5 15 (7.08%) General Ledger
6 14 (6.60%) Retail
7 8 (3.77%) Advertising
8 5 (2.36%) Automotive
9 4 (1.89%) Legal
10 3 (1.42%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (1.42%) Front Office
10 3 (1.42%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.94%) Back Office
11 2 (0.94%) Billing
11 2 (0.94%) Marketing
12 1 (0.47%) German Language
12 1 (0.47%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.36%) .NET
2 2 (0.94%) J2EE
3 1 (0.47%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.47%) Web Services
3 1 (0.47%) XML
3 1 (0.47%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 33 (15.57%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.42%) FMCG
3 3 (1.42%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.94%) Economics
4 2 (0.94%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.47%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.47%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.47%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.47%) STB
5 1 (0.47%) NHS
5 1 (0.47%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.30%) Windows
2 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (1.42%) UNIX
3 2 (0.94%) Linux
3 2 (0.94%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.47%) SUSE
4 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (11.79%) Business Analysis
2 21 (9.91%) ERP
3 16 (7.55%) Project Management
4 14 (6.60%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (5.19%) PRINCE2
6 10 (4.72%) Analytics
7 9 (4.25%) Financial Modelling
7 9 (4.25%) Data Analysis
8 8 (3.77%) Data Management
8 8 (3.77%) Financial Analysis
9 7 (3.30%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (3.30%) CRM
10 6 (2.83%) ITIL
10 6 (2.83%) Workflow
11 5 (2.36%) Test Scripting
11 5 (2.36%) Change Management
11 5 (2.36%) Migration
11 5 (2.36%) Procure-to-pay
12 4 (1.89%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 43 (20.28%) SQL
2 6 (2.83%) VBA
3 4 (1.89%) C
4 3 (1.42%) VB
5 2 (0.94%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.94%) Java
5 2 (0.94%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.47%) JCL
6 1 (0.47%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 31 (14.62%) ACCA
2 28 (13.21%) CIMA
3 13 (6.13%) Degree
4 4 (1.89%) CCAB
5 3 (1.42%) ISEB
5 3 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.94%) CCA
6 2 (0.94%) MBA
7 1 (0.47%) IIBA
7 1 (0.47%) CBAP
7 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.47%) CFA
7 1 (0.47%) PhD
7 1 (0.47%) PMP
7 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.42%) Solvency II
1 3 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.94%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.47%) GAAP
3 1 (0.47%) SLA
3 1 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.47%) FINREP
System Software
1 1 (0.47%) RACF
Vendors
1 26 (12.26%) Microsoft
2 23 (10.85%) SAP
3 21 (9.91%) Oracle
4 10 (4.72%) Hyperion
5 9 (4.25%) Cognos
6 7 (3.30%) IBM
7 6 (2.83%) JD Edwards
8 5 (2.36%) Business Objects
8 5 (2.36%) CODA
9 3 (1.42%) Remedy
9 3 (1.42%) Reuters
9 3 (1.42%) CA
9 3 (1.42%) Citrix
9 3 (1.42%) Sun
10 2 (0.94%) Misys
10 2 (0.94%) HP
10 2 (0.94%) Infor
11 1 (0.47%) Microgen
11 1 (0.47%) Cisco
11 1 (0.47%) Informatica
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