The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in Luton. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
Bedfordshire / Luton
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 20 8
Rank change year-on-year +13 -12  
Contract jobs citing Finance 12 8 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 11.65% 4.68% 12.12%
As % of the General category 42.86% 17.02% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 13
Median daily rate £463 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.14% -22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £315 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £568 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £20.75 £17.75
% change year-on-year +44.57% +16.90%  

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

General Skills
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 28 47 56
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 27.18% 27.49% 33.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 46
Median daily rate £450 £430 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% -9.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £310 £401
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £630 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £32.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.92% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +20.00%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton citing Finance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Luton

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in Luton

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Luton over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in Luton

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Luton

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 Luton region with a requirement for Finance.

1 6 (25.00%) Oracle
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (20.83%) Change Management
3 4 (16.67%) SOA
3 4 (16.67%) SQL
3 4 (16.67%) Line Management
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.50%) Java
4 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 3 (12.50%) XML
4 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Logistics
5 2 (8.33%) Spring
5 2 (8.33%) Data Management
5 2 (8.33%) TOGAF
5 2 (8.33%) Marketing
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (8.33%) Java EE
5 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (8.33%) Hibernate
5 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
5 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.33%) Banking

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (8.33%) IBM Notes
1 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.17%) MS Office
3 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) DHCP
1 2 (8.33%) DNS
1 2 (8.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.17%) Data Mart
3 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.17%) MS Access
3 1 (4.17%) OLAP
3 1 (4.17%) OLTP
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle OLAP
General
1 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Billing
3 1 (4.17%) General Ledger
3 1 (4.17%) Publishing
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Architect
1 5 (20.83%) Head of Infrastructure
2 4 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Applications Support
3 2 (8.33%) Collaboration Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Contracts Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Messaging Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Messaging Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Business Manager
4 1 (4.17%) ERP Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Excel Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Head of Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.17%) Java Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) PMO Lead
4 1 (4.17%) Programme Director
4 1 (4.17%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) XML
2 2 (8.33%) Hibernate
2 2 (8.33%) Java EE
2 2 (8.33%) JSP
2 2 (8.33%) Spring
2 2 (8.33%) XSL
2 2 (8.33%) XSLT
3 1 (4.17%) JSF
3 1 (4.17%) Middleware
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (4.17%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) EPoS
2 1 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
1 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
1 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) Change Management
2 4 (16.67%) Line Management
2 4 (16.67%) SOA
3 3 (12.50%) Logistics
3 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.33%) BPR
4 2 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (8.33%) Data Management
4 2 (8.33%) ETL
4 2 (8.33%) ITSM
4 2 (8.33%) Network Architecture
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Management
4 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 2 (8.33%) Quality Management
4 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (8.33%) Service Management
4 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) Java
2 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) PMO
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) BEA
3 2 (8.33%) Dell
3 2 (8.33%) HP
3 2 (8.33%) Lotus
3 2 (8.33%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) Lumesse
4 1 (4.17%) Splunk
4 1 (4.17%) Teradata
4 1 (4.17%) TIBCO