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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Finance Analyst
Rank 498 489 462
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Financial Analyst 104 94 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.19% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 64 89
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£335 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -6.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £38.00 -
% change year-on-year
-36.84% -

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
52060 49526 53775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.09% 92.75% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31607 29426 30210
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2009 2143 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 -2 100 £345 -13.75% 24
London +12 64 £325 -25.71% 8
City of London +6 15 £450 +5.88% 5
South East -23 15 £380 +2.70% 8
North West +8 7 £400 - 1
Berkshire +4 5 £438 +44.62% 1
East of England -20 5 £400 -11.11% 4
Manchester - 4 £213 -
Merseyside +5 3 £425 - 1
Buckinghamshire +2 3 £380 -12.64% 3
Surrey -4 3 £300 -29.41% 1
Milton Keynes -4 3 £380 -12.64% 1
West Midlands -11 3 £313 -
Yorkshire - 3 £270 - 2
Edinburgh -11 2 £325 - 1
Scotland -20 2 £325 - 2
South West -39 2 £313 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
East Midlands +3 1 - -
Bracknell -7 1 £438 +43.91% 1
Birmingham - 1 £240 -
Warwickshire - 1 £313 -
Leeds - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £438 -
Warwick - - - -
Woking - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -

Financial Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 191 (100.00%) Finance
2 45 (23.56%) SQL
3 38 (19.90%) Banking
4 25 (13.09%) ACCA
5 24 (12.57%) CIMA
5 24 (12.57%) SQL Server
6 20 (10.47%) Oracle
6 20 (10.47%) SAP
6 20 (10.47%) ERP
6 20 (10.47%) Microsoft
6 20 (10.47%) Investment Banking
6 20 (10.47%) Business Analysis
7 19 (9.95%) MS Excel
8 16 (8.38%) Telecoms
8 16 (8.38%) General Ledger
9 15 (7.85%) Retail
9 15 (7.85%) Project Management
9 15 (7.85%) MS Office
10 13 (6.81%) MS PowerPoint
11 12 (6.28%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (5.24%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (5.24%) Analytics
13 9 (4.71%) Degree
13 9 (4.71%) PRINCE2
13 9 (4.71%) Cognos
13 9 (4.71%) Agresso
14 8 (4.19%) Hyperion
14 8 (4.19%) Data Management
14 8 (4.19%) Data Analysis
14 8 (4.19%) Financial Modelling

Financial Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (3.66%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.05%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (1.05%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.05%) MQSeries
Applications
1 19 (9.95%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.85%) MS Office
3 13 (6.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.14%) MS Project
5 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.05%) InfoPath
5 2 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (4.71%) Agresso
2 7 (3.66%) SAP FI
2 7 (3.66%) SAP FI/CO
2 7 (3.66%) SAP CO
3 6 (3.14%) Cognos TM1
4 5 (2.62%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (2.62%) Cognos Controller
5 4 (2.09%) SAP ERP
5 4 (2.09%) CODA-Financials
5 4 (2.09%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (2.09%) SAP BPC
6 3 (1.57%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (1.57%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (1.05%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (1.05%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (1.05%) SAP SD
7 2 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.52%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.09%) Intranet
2 2 (1.05%) FTP
3 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.52%) CTI
3 1 (0.52%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.09%) MS Access
2 4 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.57%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.05%) PowerCenter
4 2 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.05%) DB2
4 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.52%) ZAP BI
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.52%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.52%) Essbase
5 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Toad
2 1 (0.52%) Lombardi
General
1 191 (100.00%) Finance
2 38 (19.90%) Banking
3 20 (10.47%) Investment Banking
4 16 (8.38%) General Ledger
4 16 (8.38%) Telecoms
5 15 (7.85%) Retail
6 6 (3.14%) Advertising
7 4 (2.09%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.57%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.57%) Automotive
9 2 (1.05%) Front Office
9 2 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.05%) Marketing
10 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.52%) Law
10 1 (0.52%) Legal
10 1 (0.52%) Billing
10 1 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.62%) .NET
2 2 (1.05%) J2EE
3 1 (0.52%) Web Services
3 1 (0.52%) XML
3 1 (0.52%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.66%) Management Information System
2 3 (1.57%) FMCG
3 2 (1.05%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.52%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.52%) NHS
4 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.52%) STB
4 1 (0.52%) Credit Derivative
4 1 (0.52%) Economics
4 1 (0.52%) Derivative
4 1 (0.52%) Statistics
4 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.52%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.52%) Market Risk
4 1 (0.52%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.66%) Windows
2 3 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (1.57%) UNIX
3 2 (1.05%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.05%) Linux
4 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.52%) SUSE
4 1 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (10.47%) ERP
1 20 (10.47%) Business Analysis
2 15 (7.85%) Project Management
3 12 (6.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (5.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (5.24%) Analytics
5 9 (4.71%) PRINCE2
6 8 (4.19%) Data Management
6 8 (4.19%) Data Analysis
6 8 (4.19%) Financial Modelling
7 7 (3.66%) CRM
7 7 (3.66%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (3.66%) ITIL
8 6 (3.14%) Financial Analysis
9 5 (2.62%) Procure-to-pay
9 5 (2.62%) Test Scripting
9 5 (2.62%) Workflow
9 5 (2.62%) Migration
10 4 (2.09%) Use Case
10 4 (2.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 45 (23.56%) SQL
2 5 (2.62%) VBA
2 5 (2.62%) C
3 3 (1.57%) VB
4 2 (1.05%) Java
4 2 (1.05%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.05%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.52%) JCL
5 1 (0.52%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 25 (13.09%) ACCA
2 24 (12.57%) CIMA
3 9 (4.71%) Degree
4 4 (2.09%) CCAB
5 3 (1.57%) ISEB
5 3 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.05%) CCA
7 1 (0.52%) PhD
7 1 (0.52%) MBA
7 1 (0.52%) CFA
7 1 (0.52%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.57%) Solvency II
3 2 (1.05%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (1.05%) FINREP
3 2 (1.05%) QA
4 1 (0.52%) SLA
4 1 (0.52%) GAAP
4 1 (0.52%) MiFID
4 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.52%) EMIR
System Software
1 1 (0.52%) RACF
Vendors
1 20 (10.47%) Oracle
1 20 (10.47%) SAP
1 20 (10.47%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.71%) Cognos
3 8 (4.19%) Hyperion
4 7 (3.66%) IBM
5 6 (3.14%) JD Edwards
6 5 (2.62%) CODA
6 5 (2.62%) Business Objects
7 4 (2.09%) Remedy
8 3 (1.57%) Sun
8 3 (1.57%) CA
8 3 (1.57%) Reuters
8 3 (1.57%) Citrix
9 2 (1.05%) HP
9 2 (1.05%) Infor
10 1 (0.52%) Microgen
10 1 (0.52%) Misys
10 1 (0.52%) Cisco
10 1 (0.52%) Avaya
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