The table below looks at the statistics for HFM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HFM over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (HFM)
Rank 565 540 522
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -18
Contract jobs citing HFM 35 35 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.066% 0.11%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.69% 0.74% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 48
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£513 £525 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £403 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £648 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £615 £525 £505
% change year-on-year
+17.14% +3.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
5059 4731 5452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.10% 8.86% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2644 2494 2683
Average daily rate £450 £434 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% -3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £581
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £438
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 88 67
Average hourly rate £30.82 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.11% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.27 £11.80 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £45.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £18.37 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+71.52% -14.58%

HFM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HFM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

HFM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

HFM
Daily Rate Trend

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

HFM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

HFM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HFM within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

HFM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

HFM
Hourly Rate Trend

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

HFM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

HFM
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 HFM within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 32 £525 - 6
London -2 25 £488 -7.14% 6
South East -5 6 £650 -
Thames Valley - 3 £650 -
Berkshire +10 1 - -
West Midlands -3 1 - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
City of London - - - - 4
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Derby - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -

HFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing HFM 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 HFM.

1 65 (87.84%) Hyperion
2 64 (86.49%) Finance
3 51 (68.92%) Oracle
4 21 (28.38%) Essbase
5 19 (25.68%) Oracle EBS
6 17 (22.97%) DRM
6 17 (22.97%) Oracle Reports
7 14 (18.92%) Hyperion Smart View
8 12 (16.22%) Windows
9 9 (12.16%) Security Cleared
9 9 (12.16%) Hyperion Planning
10 8 (10.81%) SC Cleared
10 8 (10.81%) Asset Management
10 8 (10.81%) SAP
11 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
11 7 (9.46%) ITIL
11 7 (9.46%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (9.46%) Billing
11 7 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (9.46%) Data Integration
12 6 (8.11%) Migration
13 5 (6.76%) Workflow
13 5 (6.76%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (6.76%) Project Management
13 5 (6.76%) Quality Management
13 5 (6.76%) ActionScript
13 5 (6.76%) Oracle Financials
13 5 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (6.76%) Data Quality
14 4 (5.41%) ERP

HFM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing HFM 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 HFM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (25.68%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (12.16%) Hyperion Planning
3 5 (6.76%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (4.05%) SAP CO
5 2 (2.70%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (2.70%) SAP SD
5 2 (2.70%) SAP FI
5 2 (2.70%) SAP MM
5 2 (2.70%) SAP BPC
5 2 (2.70%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 1 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (1.35%) Cognos Controller
6 1 (1.35%) Cognos Planning
6 1 (1.35%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (1.35%) Agresso
6 1 (1.35%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.05%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (28.38%) Essbase
2 17 (22.97%) Oracle Reports
3 14 (18.92%) Hyperion Smart View
4 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.05%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.35%) DataStage
6 1 (1.35%) SAP BI
6 1 (1.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.35%) Selenium
General
1 64 (86.49%) Finance
2 7 (9.46%) Billing
3 3 (4.05%) Legal
4 2 (2.70%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.35%) Swedish Language
5 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.35%) Publishing
5 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (55.41%) Consultant
2 38 (51.35%) Hyperion Consultant
3 26 (35.14%) HFM Consultant
4 13 (17.57%) Management Consultant
5 10 (13.51%) Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.76%) Applications Support
6 5 (6.76%) Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Hyperion Planning Consultant
8 3 (4.05%) Oracle Consultant
8 3 (4.05%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Test Analyst
9 2 (2.70%) Programme Manager
9 2 (2.70%) Oracle Financials Consultant
9 2 (2.70%) Oracle Developer
10 1 (1.35%) Applications Support Analyst
10 1 (1.35%) Business Consultant
10 1 (1.35%) Technical Consultant
10 1 (1.35%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.35%) HTML
1 1 (1.35%) J2EE
1 1 (1.35%) EJB
1 1 (1.35%) CSS
1 1 (1.35%) JSP
1 1 (1.35%) Servlets
1 1 (1.35%) Struts
1 1 (1.35%) Web Services
1 1 (1.35%) XML
1 1 (1.35%) XBRL
1 1 (1.35%) Hibernate
1 1 (1.35%) Spring
1 1 (1.35%) JSF
1 1 (1.35%) Ajax
1 1 (1.35%) iBATIS
1 1 (1.35%) jQuery
1 1 (1.35%) SAP CO-PA
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (1.35%) iXBRL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Data Integration
2 1 (1.35%) Taxonomies
2 1 (1.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.97%) DRM
2 8 (10.81%) Asset Management
3 7 (9.46%) ITIL
3 7 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (8.11%) Migration
5 5 (6.76%) Workflow
5 5 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (6.76%) Project Management
5 5 (6.76%) Quality Management
5 5 (6.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (5.41%) ERP
7 3 (4.05%) Data Management
7 3 (4.05%) Performance Management
8 2 (2.70%) Data Cleansing
8 2 (2.70%) Data Mapping
8 2 (2.70%) Integration Testing
8 2 (2.70%) System Testing
8 2 (2.70%) Data Governance
8 2 (2.70%) Logistics
8 2 (2.70%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.76%) ActionScript
2 3 (4.05%) C
2 3 (4.05%) Java
3 2 (2.70%) SQL
4 1 (1.35%) VBA
4 1 (1.35%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 9 (12.16%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.81%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.46%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (5.41%) ACCA
5 3 (4.05%) ISEB
5 3 (4.05%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.70%) CIMA
7 1 (1.35%) PMP
7 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 65 (87.84%) Hyperion
2 51 (68.92%) Oracle
3 8 (10.81%) SAP
4 2 (2.70%) Cognos
4 2 (2.70%) Yardi
5 1 (1.35%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.35%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.35%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.35%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.35%) Ab Initio