The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Westminster region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 7 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Westminster 13.79% 12.50% 50.00%
As % of the General category 66.67% 25.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
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£500 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
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 £15.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.07%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Westminster region.

General Category
Westminster
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
6 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Westminster 20.69% 50.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate £500 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Westminster

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Westminster region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Westminster

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Westminster

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the Westminster region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Westminster

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Westminster

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Westminster region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Westminster

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Westminster

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Westminster 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 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (28.57%) Release Management
2 2 (28.57%) SAP
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
2 2 (28.57%) ERP
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (28.57%) Agresso
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Legal
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (14.29%) GIS
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Hyperion
3 1 (14.29%) ETL

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Westminster by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Westminster 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Agresso
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (14.29%) SAP BPC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
General
1 2 (28.57%) Legal
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Data Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Security Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Programme Director
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (14.29%) GIS
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Freedom of Information Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Release Management
1 2 (28.57%) ERP
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) ETL
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Information Assurance
2 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) SAP
3 1 (14.29%) Hyperion