Period
to 24 January 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 24 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 11 5
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 +13
Contract jobs citing Finance 61 74 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 12.90% 11.71% 12.12%
As % of the General category 38.61% 32.31% 46.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 56 51
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £440 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +12.82% -0.64%
10th Percentile £262 £334 £200
90th Percentile £583 £594 £575
East of England median daily rate £500 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +17.65% +1.80% -1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £37.33 -
East of England median hourly rate £20.00 £33.52 £20.00
% change year-on-year -40.33% +67.58% +5.26%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 158 229 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 33.40% 36.23% 26.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 158 96
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £311 £325 £193
90th Percentile £596 £582 £575
East of England median daily rate £450 £429 £400
% change year-on-year +4.96% +7.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £11.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.46% +186.85% -67.63%
East of England median hourly rate £19.25 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -48.67% +25.00% +15.38%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Bedfordshire

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in Bedfordshire

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 24 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in Bedfordshire

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Bedfordshire

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 24 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -2 24 £510 +10.57% 8
Bedford +5 14 £475 +35.71% 6
Dunstable -2 8 - - 10
Finance
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Finance.

1 11 (18.03%) SAP
2 10 (16.39%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (14.75%) ETL
3 9 (14.75%) Windows
4 8 (13.11%) Migration
4 8 (13.11%) Software Delivery
5 7 (11.48%) Workday
5 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (11.48%) CRM
6 6 (9.84%) Retail
6 6 (9.84%) SAP S/4HANA
6 6 (9.84%) Windows 10
6 6 (9.84%) Office 365
6 6 (9.84%) Windows 7
7 5 (8.20%) High Availability
7 5 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (8.20%) Enterprise Cloud
7 5 (8.20%) GDPR
7 5 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.20%) Workflow
7 5 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (8.20%) Project Management
7 5 (8.20%) Unit4 Business World
7 5 (8.20%) PRINCE2
7 5 (8.20%) Oracle
8 4 (6.56%) CSS
8 4 (6.56%) HTML
8 4 (6.56%) JavaScript
8 4 (6.56%) Thin Client

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.92%) CMS
1 3 (4.92%) MS Exchange
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (4.92%) WordPress
2 2 (3.28%) Confluence
3 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (9.84%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (8.20%) Unit4 Business World
3 4 (6.56%) HFM
4 1 (1.64%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (1.64%) SAP BPC
4 1 (1.64%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) Office 365
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.92%) Mimecast
3 3 (4.92%) Taleo
4 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.28%) SaaS
5 1 (1.64%) Datadog
5 1 (1.64%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) IP Telephony
1 4 (6.56%) MPLS
2 2 (3.28%) Skype
3 1 (1.64%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) MySQL
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle Smart View
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) JIRA
2 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (9.84%) Retail
2 3 (4.92%) Marketing
3 1 (1.64%) Electronics
3 1 (1.64%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.64%) Legal
3 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (19.67%) Analyst
2 10 (16.39%) Architect
2 10 (16.39%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (11.48%) Developer
4 6 (9.84%) Business Analyst
4 6 (9.84%) Project Manager
4 6 (9.84%) Technical Architect
4 6 (9.84%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.56%) Administrator
5 4 (6.56%) Hyperion Administrator
5 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 4 (6.56%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (6.56%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
5 4 (6.56%) IT Manager
5 4 (6.56%) IT Project Manager
5 4 (6.56%) IT Security Manager
5 4 (6.56%) Security Manager
5 4 (6.56%) Security Project Manager
5 4 (6.56%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) CSS
1 4 (6.56%) CSS3
1 4 (6.56%) HTML
1 4 (6.56%) HTML5
2 3 (4.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (3.28%) jQuery
3 2 (3.28%) REST
4 1 (1.64%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Enterprise Cloud
2 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.56%) Fat Client
2 4 (6.56%) Thin Client
3 3 (4.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (4.92%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.75%) Windows
2 6 (9.84%) Windows 10
2 6 (9.84%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.39%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (14.75%) ETL
3 8 (13.11%) Migration
3 8 (13.11%) Software Delivery
4 7 (11.48%) CRM
4 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (8.20%) High Availability
5 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (8.20%) PRINCE2
5 5 (8.20%) Project Management
5 5 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (8.20%) Workflow
6 4 (6.56%) Contingency Planning
6 4 (6.56%) Data Cleansing
6 4 (6.56%) Email Migration
6 4 (6.56%) Front End Development
6 4 (6.56%) Process Improvement
6 4 (6.56%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.56%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.92%) PHP
3 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.28%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) GDPR
2 4 (6.56%) Data Quality
2 4 (6.56%) QA
3 3 (4.92%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.64%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (18.03%) SAP
2 7 (11.48%) Workday
3 5 (8.20%) Oracle
4 4 (6.56%) Citrix
4 4 (6.56%) Hyperion
5 3 (4.92%) ForeScout
5 3 (4.92%) Lumesse
5 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.92%) Splunk
5 3 (4.92%) Thycotic
5 3 (4.92%) TIBCO
6 2 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.64%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.64%) Avaya
7 1 (1.64%) Dynatrace
7 1 (1.64%) Talend