The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Bristol region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 193 163 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 20.60% 25.51% 30.43%
As % of the General category 62.46% 64.68% 60.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 115 228
Average daily rate £389 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.07% -3.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £434 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £24.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.39 £22.77
% change year-on-year
+3.14% -14.84%
General Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
309 252 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 32.98% 39.44% 50.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 173 364
Average daily rate £385 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 25
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Finance
South West

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 83 (24.34%) Banking
2 75 (21.99%) SQL
3 73 (21.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 61 (17.89%) Project Management
5 36 (10.56%) VBA
5 36 (10.56%) PRINCE2
6 34 (9.97%) Business Intelligence
7 31 (9.09%) Business Analysis
8 29 (8.50%) Degree
8 29 (8.50%) MS Excel
8 29 (8.50%) SQL Server
9 25 (7.33%) Telecoms
10 24 (7.04%) Data Warehouse
10 24 (7.04%) Security Cleared
11 23 (6.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 23 (6.74%) Business Objects
11 23 (6.74%) Change Management
12 22 (6.45%) IBM
12 22 (6.45%) Logistics
13 21 (6.16%) MS Office
13 21 (6.16%) Scrum
14 20 (5.87%) Microsoft
14 20 (5.87%) Supply Chain Management
15 19 (5.57%) Marketing
16 18 (5.28%) Retail
16 18 (5.28%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (5.28%) Data Analysis
16 18 (5.28%) Data Modelling
16 18 (5.28%) Supplier Management
17 17 (4.99%) SAS

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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.

Application Platforms
1 17 (4.99%) SAS
2 14 (4.11%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.88%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.29%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (8.50%) MS Excel
2 21 (6.16%) MS Office
3 14 (4.11%) MS Project
4 10 (2.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (2.64%) InfoPath
6 4 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.88%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.59%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.88%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.88%) MoSes
3 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.29%) Agresso
3 1 (0.29%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.29%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.29%) SAP SEM
3 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.88%) Jelastic
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.47%) Intranet
1 5 (1.47%) Firewall
2 3 (0.88%) Internet
3 2 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.29%) ATM
4 1 (0.29%) GSM
4 1 (0.29%) UMTS
4 1 (0.29%) SAN
4 1 (0.29%) 3G
4 1 (0.29%) 2G
4 1 (0.29%) RNC
4 1 (0.29%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.29%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.50%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.04%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (6.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (3.52%) Data Mining
5 11 (3.23%) MS Access
6 10 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.17%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.17%) Base SAS
11 3 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.88%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.59%) SAS Enterprise Miner
12 2 (0.59%) BusinessObjects XI
12 2 (0.59%) MySQL
12 2 (0.59%) OLAP
13 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.29%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 11 (3.23%) Selenium
2 8 (2.35%) JUnit
3 7 (2.05%) Cucumber
4 6 (1.76%) JBehave
5 5 (1.47%) Maven
6 4 (1.17%) WebDriver
6 4 (1.17%) WATIR
6 4 (1.17%) jMock
6 4 (1.17%) JMeter
6 4 (1.17%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.88%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (0.59%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.29%) JIRA
9 1 (0.29%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.29%) Hudson
9 1 (0.29%) Axure RP
General
1 83 (24.34%) Banking
2 25 (7.33%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.57%) Marketing
4 18 (5.28%) Retail
5 14 (4.11%) Legal
6 13 (3.81%) Retail Banking
7 8 (2.35%) Financial Institution
7 8 (2.35%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.35%) Electronics
8 6 (1.76%) Advertising
9 4 (1.17%) Publishing
10 3 (0.88%) Military
10 3 (0.88%) Law
11 2 (0.59%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.59%) Automotive
12 1 (0.29%) Back Office
12 1 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.29%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 100 (29.33%) Analyst
2 65 (19.06%) Project Manager
3 54 (15.84%) Developer
4 52 (15.25%) Business Analyst
5 19 (5.57%) Architect
6 15 (4.40%) MI Analyst
7 14 (4.11%) Data Analyst
8 13 (3.81%) Consultant
9 11 (3.23%) Programme Manager
9 11 (3.23%) Java Developer
9 11 (3.23%) SQL Developer
10 7 (2.05%) Coordinator
10 7 (2.05%) Business Architect
10 7 (2.05%) Report Developer
11 6 (1.76%) JavaScript Developer
11 6 (1.76%) SAS Developer
11 6 (1.76%) Contracts Manager
11 6 (1.76%) SAS Analyst
11 6 (1.76%) Project Coordinator
11 6 (1.76%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.23%) XML
2 10 (2.93%) CSS
2 10 (2.93%) HTML
3 9 (2.64%) Web Services
3 9 (2.64%) Spring
4 8 (2.35%) jQuery
4 8 (2.35%) .NET
5 5 (1.47%) Ajax
5 5 (1.47%) MDX
6 4 (1.17%) RESTful
6 4 (1.17%) Backbone.js
6 4 (1.17%) JSON
6 4 (1.17%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.59%) HTML5
7 2 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (0.29%) Struts
8 1 (0.29%) DOM
8 1 (0.29%) XSLT
8 1 (0.29%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.52%) Management Information System
2 7 (2.05%) Open Source
3 6 (1.76%) DTV
4 3 (0.88%) Mainframe
5 2 (0.59%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (0.59%) Statistics
5 2 (0.59%) AS400
5 2 (0.59%) PMI
6 1 (0.29%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.29%) Handset
6 1 (0.29%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.29%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.99%) Windows
2 8 (2.35%) Linux
3 6 (1.76%) UNIX
4 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.29%) AIX
5 1 (0.29%) Solaris
5 1 (0.29%) Fedora
5 1 (0.29%) Android
5 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.29%) CentOS
5 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (21.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 61 (17.89%) Project Management
3 36 (10.56%) PRINCE2
4 34 (9.97%) Business Intelligence
5 31 (9.09%) Business Analysis
6 23 (6.74%) Change Management
7 22 (6.45%) Logistics
8 21 (6.16%) Scrum
9 20 (5.87%) Supply Chain Management
10 18 (5.28%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (5.28%) Data Analysis
10 18 (5.28%) Data Modelling
10 18 (5.28%) Supplier Management
11 15 (4.40%) Risk Management
12 14 (4.11%) Matrix Management
13 13 (3.81%) Migration
14 11 (3.23%) Programme Management
14 11 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
15 10 (2.93%) Change Control
15 10 (2.93%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (21.99%) SQL
2 36 (10.56%) VBA
3 17 (4.99%) JavaScript
4 15 (4.40%) Java
5 10 (2.93%) T-SQL
6 8 (2.35%) C#
7 5 (1.47%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.17%) PHP
8 4 (1.17%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.59%) Ruby
9 2 (0.59%) C
10 1 (0.29%) VBScript
10 1 (0.29%) VB
10 1 (0.29%) ABAP
10 1 (0.29%) Python
10 1 (0.29%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (0.29%) PHP5
10 1 (0.29%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 29 (8.50%) Degree
2 24 (7.04%) Security Cleared
3 16 (4.69%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.23%) ISEB
5 10 (2.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (1.47%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.47%) APMP
7 3 (0.88%) ACCA
7 3 (0.88%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.59%) CIMA
8 2 (0.59%) PMP
8 2 (0.59%) CISSP
9 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.29%) MBA
9 1 (0.29%) CISA
9 1 (0.29%) CIPD
9 1 (0.29%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
9 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.29%) NVQ Level 4
9 1 (0.29%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.40%) QA
2 11 (3.23%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.59%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) SLA
4 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.29%) Basel II
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) COREP
4 1 (0.29%) FINREP
4 1 (0.29%) Basel III
4 1 (0.29%) FATCA
4 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (6.74%) Business Objects
2 22 (6.45%) IBM
3 20 (5.87%) Microsoft
4 15 (4.40%) Oracle
5 14 (4.11%) SAP
6 9 (2.64%) Teradata
7 6 (1.76%) Cognos
8 4 (1.17%) VMware
9 3 (0.88%) Cisco
9 3 (0.88%) CheckPoint
9 3 (0.88%) AlgoSec
10 2 (0.59%) Kalido
10 2 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.59%) Sage
10 2 (0.59%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.59%) Informatica
10 2 (0.59%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.59%) Citrix
11 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (0.29%) JBoss
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