Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 17 7
Rank change year-on-year +12 -10 +4
Contract jobs citing Finance 49 57 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 12.76% 9.71% 13.47%
As % of the General category 36.57% 28.22% 33.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 41 68
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £125 £293 £325
90th Percentile £720 £584 £615
East of England median daily rate £475 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £40.58
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £31.03
% change year-on-year -57.14% +12.79% +63.32%

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 134 202 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 34.90% 34.41% 39.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 136 200
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £459 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.91% +1.94% +5.88%
10th Percentile £201 £275 £298
90th Percentile £675 £594 £585
East of England median daily rate £450 £459 £435
% change year-on-year -1.91% +5.46% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 6
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £43.75 £16.50 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +165.12% -40.54% -17.78%
10th Percentile £19.58 £13.74 £14.67
90th Percentile £46.13 £40.50 £41.36
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.71 £31.50
% change year-on-year -1.19% -43.78% +8.62%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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
Bedford +11 21 £425 +6.25% 9
Luton -2 11 £450 -5.26% 9
Dunstable -2 5 £135 - 3
Finance
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
1 10 (20.41%) Migration
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (18.37%) SQL
2 9 (18.37%) Windows
3 8 (16.33%) SharePoint
3 8 (16.33%) IIS
3 8 (16.33%) SCCM
4 7 (14.29%) Time Management
4 7 (14.29%) Office 365
4 7 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (14.29%) Target Operating Model
4 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 7 (14.29%) Firewall
4 7 (14.29%) MS Exchange
4 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 7 (14.29%) Internet
4 7 (14.29%) MySQL
4 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 7 (14.29%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (12.24%) Strategic Roadmap
6 5 (10.20%) Project Management
6 5 (10.20%) Oracle
6 5 (10.20%) SAP
6 5 (10.20%) Retail
6 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.16%) IP Telephony
7 4 (8.16%) Data Management

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 8 (16.33%) IIS
1 8 (16.33%) SharePoint
2 7 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.04%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (2.04%) ContrOCC
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (2.04%) SAP CO
3 1 (2.04%) SAP FI
3 1 (2.04%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (2.04%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (14.29%) Office 365
3 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) Firewall
1 7 (14.29%) Internet
2 4 (8.16%) DNS
2 4 (8.16%) IP Telephony
2 4 (8.16%) MPLS
3 3 (6.12%) Skype
4 1 (2.04%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (2.04%) WAN
4 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
1 7 (14.29%) MySQL
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.04%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (10.20%) Retail
2 3 (6.12%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.04%) German Language
Job Titles
1 8 (16.33%) Analyst
2 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Architect
3 6 (12.24%) Consultant
4 4 (8.16%) Migration Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.16%) Support Officer
5 3 (6.12%) Administrator
5 3 (6.12%) Coordinator
5 3 (6.12%) Data Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) DBA
5 3 (6.12%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (6.12%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) SQL DBA
5 3 (6.12%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Applications Support
6 2 (4.08%) Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) .NET
1 2 (4.08%) .NET Core
1 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
1 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET
1 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (4.08%) Entity Framework
1 2 (4.08%) LINQ
1 2 (4.08%) WPF
2 1 (2.04%) CSS
2 1 (2.04%) CSS3
2 1 (2.04%) HTML
2 1 (2.04%) HTML5
2 1 (2.04%) jQuery
2 1 (2.04%) SignalR
2 1 (2.04%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.04%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.37%) Windows
2 3 (6.12%) Unix
2 3 (6.12%) Windows Server
2 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.04%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) Migration
2 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (14.29%) Target Operating Model
2 7 (14.29%) Time Management
3 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.24%) Strategic Roadmap
4 5 (10.20%) Project Management
4 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (8.16%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (8.16%) Data Analysis
5 4 (8.16%) Data Management
5 4 (8.16%) Email Migration
5 4 (8.16%) Server Building
5 4 (8.16%) User Stories
6 3 (6.12%) Data Migration
6 3 (6.12%) ISMS
6 3 (6.12%) Patch Management
6 3 (6.12%) Security Operations
6 3 (6.12%) Test Strategy
6 3 (6.12%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.37%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) C#
2 2 (4.08%) Java
2 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.08%) Python
3 1 (2.04%) Go
3 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.04%) Perl
3 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) COBIT
1 3 (6.12%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (6.12%) PCI DSS
1 3 (6.12%) PMO
1 3 (6.12%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) GDPR
2 1 (2.04%) IFRS
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.12%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) SCCM
2 3 (6.12%) Nessus
2 3 (6.12%) SCOrch
3 1 (2.04%) Ansible
3 1 (2.04%) Avamar
3 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.04%) Grafana
3 1 (2.04%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.04%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.20%) Oracle
2 5 (10.20%) SAP
3 4 (8.16%) Citrix
4 3 (6.12%) Palo Alto
4 3 (6.12%) Qualys
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco
5 1 (2.04%) IBM
5 1 (2.04%) Liquidlogic
5 1 (2.04%) Meraki
5 1 (2.04%) ReadSoft
5 1 (2.04%) Veeam
5 1 (2.04%) Veritas
5 1 (2.04%) VMware