Period
to 18 January 2018

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 January 2018 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 5 19
Rank change year-on-year -3 +14 -8
Contract jobs citing Finance 76 70 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 12.06% 12.07% 6.83%
As % of the General category 33.48% 45.16% 21.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 52 34
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.92% -1.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £336 £200 £238
90th Percentile £613 £572 £501
East of England median daily rate £425 £423 £425
% change year-on-year +0.59% -0.59% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £37.33 - £48.00
10th Percentile £22.38 - £41.57
90th Percentile £50.69 - £50.78
East of England median hourly rate £33.52 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +67.58% +5.26% +15.15%

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 227 155 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 36.03% 26.72% 32.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 101 124
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £200 £238
90th Percentile £588 £575 £606
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -0.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 32
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £40.00 £11.33 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +253.05% -67.63% +16.67%
10th Percentile £22.75 £10.71 £10.00
90th Percentile £50.66 £14.00 £47.38
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 £24.69 £26.25
% change year-on-year +51.90% -5.95% +16.67%

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 January 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 January 2018. 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 +3 34 £460 -3.16% 5
Bedford -2 10 £350 +0.36% 6
Dunstable -1 5 £270 +22.73% 6
Henlow - 1 £363 -
Finance
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Finance.

1 17 (22.37%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (21.05%) Retail
3 12 (15.79%) E-Commerce
3 12 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (14.47%) Oracle
5 10 (13.16%) SQL Server
5 10 (13.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (13.16%) PMO
6 9 (11.84%) DevOps
7 8 (10.53%) SQL
7 8 (10.53%) Project Management
8 7 (9.21%) Internet
8 7 (9.21%) Java
8 7 (9.21%) ERP
8 7 (9.21%) Linux
8 7 (9.21%) SOA
8 7 (9.21%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (9.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (9.21%) Migration
8 7 (9.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (9.21%) Oracle Fusion
9 6 (7.89%) Android
9 6 (7.89%) Google
9 6 (7.89%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (7.89%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (7.89%) RedGate
9 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (7.89%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (7.89%) Risk 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 7 (9.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (6.58%) WebLogic
3 4 (5.26%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.32%) Confluence
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.95%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (2.63%) SAP CO
3 2 (2.63%) SAP FI
3 2 (2.63%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (2.63%) Workday HCM
4 1 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle CRM On Demand
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (5.26%) Google App Engine
3 4 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (5.26%) IaaS
4 2 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.63%) Taleo
5 1 (1.32%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.32%) PaaS
5 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.21%) Internet
2 4 (5.26%) LAN
2 4 (5.26%) WAN
3 3 (3.95%) DNS
3 3 (3.95%) H.323
3 3 (3.95%) IPsec
3 3 (3.95%) MPLS
3 3 (3.95%) PSTN
3 3 (3.95%) SSL
3 3 (3.95%) Unified Communications
3 3 (3.95%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.16%) SQL Server
1 10 (13.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (9.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (7.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (1.32%) GIS
6 1 (1.32%) Spotfire
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) JIRA
2 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.95%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.95%) SonarQube
2 3 (3.95%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (2.63%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.63%) GitLab
3 2 (2.63%) Grunt
3 2 (2.63%) gulp
3 2 (2.63%) Jasmine
3 2 (2.63%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (2.63%) Protractor
3 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio Code
3 2 (2.63%) webpack
4 1 (1.32%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.32%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.32%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.32%) VectorCAST
General
1 16 (21.05%) Retail
2 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.95%) Legal
3 3 (3.95%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.63%) Back Office
4 2 (2.63%) Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Electronics
5 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.32%) Local Government
5 1 (1.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (21.05%) Analyst
2 12 (15.79%) Business Analyst
3 8 (10.53%) DBA
4 7 (9.21%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.89%) PMO Planner
5 6 (7.89%) SQL DBA
6 5 (6.58%) Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Security Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Finance Business Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Architect
8 3 (3.95%) Business Architect
8 3 (3.95%) Business Systems Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Finance Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Finance Project Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Finance Systems Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Financial Business Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Programme Manager
9 2 (2.63%) Business Change Manager
9 2 (2.63%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.21%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (6.58%) Web Services
3 4 (5.26%) Middleware
4 2 (2.63%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.63%) CSS
4 2 (2.63%) HTML
4 2 (2.63%) HTML5
4 2 (2.63%) Node.js
4 2 (2.63%) Sass
4 2 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (2.63%) YAML
5 1 (1.32%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.58%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.58%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle Exalytics
4 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.32%) IVR
4 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.21%) Linux
2 6 (7.89%) Android
3 5 (6.58%) Apple iOS
3 5 (6.58%) Unix
4 4 (5.26%) AIX
4 4 (5.26%) Solaris
5 1 (1.32%) VxWorks
5 1 (1.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.37%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (15.79%) E-Commerce
3 9 (11.84%) DevOps
4 8 (10.53%) Project Management
5 7 (9.21%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (9.21%) ERP
5 7 (9.21%) Migration
5 7 (9.21%) SOA
6 6 (7.89%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (7.89%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (7.89%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (7.89%) Risk Management
6 6 (7.89%) SDLC
7 5 (6.58%) Business Transformation
7 5 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (6.58%) Data Privacy
7 5 (6.58%) Financial Modelling
7 5 (6.58%) Secure Coding
7 5 (6.58%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.53%) SQL
2 7 (9.21%) Java
3 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.63%) TypeScript
4 1 (1.32%) C++
4 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.95%) Degree
1 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.63%) CISM
3 1 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.16%) PMO
2 2 (2.63%) GDPR
3 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.32%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.32%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.32%) QA
3 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.26%) vCloud
1 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (5.26%) vSphere
2 3 (3.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.95%) Docker
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (1.32%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (14.47%) Oracle
2 6 (7.89%) Google
2 6 (7.89%) RedGate
3 4 (5.26%) SAP
3 4 (5.26%) VMware
4 3 (3.95%) Hyperion
5 2 (2.63%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.63%) VocaLink
5 2 (2.63%) Workday
6 1 (1.32%) Alteryx
6 1 (1.32%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.32%) Capita
6 1 (1.32%) Chordiant
6 1 (1.32%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.32%) Logi
6 1 (1.32%) Logi Analytics
6 1 (1.32%) Pega
6 1 (1.32%) Pegasus
6 1 (1.32%) Sage
6 1 (1.32%) TIBCO