The 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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 205 182 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 23.11% 21.67% 20.87%
As % of the General category 70.69% 68.16% 54.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 146 76
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £18.82 £24.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.18% -45.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £18.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +11.36%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

General Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
290 267 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 32.69% 31.79% 38.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 204 123
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 3
Average hourly rate £22.00 £26.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.98% -37.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.56 £16.50 £37.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £35.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-2.17% -8.00%

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 2015, 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 94 (21.91%) Stakeholder Management
2 78 (18.18%) Banking
3 67 (15.62%) SQL
4 64 (14.92%) Business Intelligence
5 60 (13.99%) Project Management
6 57 (13.29%) Data Warehouse
6 57 (13.29%) SAP
6 57 (13.29%) Marketing
7 47 (10.96%) Programme Management
8 45 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
9 44 (10.26%) MS Excel
10 42 (9.79%) Telecoms
10 42 (9.79%) Retail
11 38 (8.86%) Digital Marketing
11 38 (8.86%) Manufacturing
12 37 (8.62%) Electronics
12 37 (8.62%) DTV
12 37 (8.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 36 (8.39%) SQL Server
14 35 (8.16%) Oracle
14 35 (8.16%) PRINCE2
15 31 (7.23%) Microsoft
16 29 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
17 27 (6.29%) .NET
18 25 (5.83%) VBA
18 25 (5.83%) MS Project
18 25 (5.83%) SAS
19 24 (5.59%) Linux
20 23 (5.36%) Security Cleared
21 20 (4.66%) Business Objects

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 25 (5.83%) SAS
2 18 (4.20%) Apache
3 11 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.40%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.17%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.17%) IIS
5 5 (1.17%) JBoss
6 4 (0.93%) IBM Notes
6 4 (0.93%) Mule
7 3 (0.70%) Node.js
8 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.47%) Liferay
8 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.47%) Lync
8 2 (0.47%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.23%) nginx
9 1 (0.23%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.23%) CMS
Applications
1 44 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 25 (5.83%) MS Project
3 19 (4.43%) MS Office
4 16 (3.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (2.56%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.47%) FastStats
8 1 (0.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 37 (8.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.17%) Oracle General Ledger
2 5 (1.17%) SAP HR
3 4 (0.93%) Agresso
3 4 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.47%) Unica
4 2 (0.47%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.47%) SAP FI-GL
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.47%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.23%) MoSes
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.23%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.23%) Primavera
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.23%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.23%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.40%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.47%) SaaS
4 2 (0.47%) SmartFocus
4 2 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.47%) CheetahMail
4 2 (0.47%) Pure360
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.10%) Firewall
2 7 (1.63%) DNS
3 5 (1.17%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.70%) VPN
4 3 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.47%) Internet
6 1 (0.23%) HTTP
6 1 (0.23%) FWSM
6 1 (0.23%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (0.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (13.29%) Data Warehouse
2 36 (8.39%) SQL Server
3 18 (4.20%) MySQL
4 11 (2.56%) MS Access
4 11 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.40%) Base SAS
6 6 (1.40%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 6 (1.40%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.17%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.93%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.93%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.70%) Big Data
9 3 (0.70%) DataStage
9 3 (0.70%) OLAP
10 2 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.47%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 9 (2.10%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.40%) Axure RP
3 5 (1.17%) PHPUnit
4 2 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.47%) ERwin
5 1 (0.23%) Log4Net
5 1 (0.23%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.23%) PowerDesigner
5 1 (0.23%) GitLab
General
1 78 (18.18%) Banking
2 57 (13.29%) Marketing
3 42 (9.79%) Retail
3 42 (9.79%) Telecoms
4 38 (8.86%) Manufacturing
5 37 (8.62%) Electronics
6 17 (3.96%) Legal
7 14 (3.26%) Retail Banking
8 10 (2.33%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.40%) General Ledger
9 6 (1.40%) Local Government
10 5 (1.17%) Military
11 4 (0.93%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.47%) Billing
12 2 (0.47%) Back Office
12 2 (0.47%) Law
12 2 (0.47%) Advertising
12 2 (0.47%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 127 (29.60%) Analyst
2 69 (16.08%) Project Manager
3 65 (15.15%) Developer
4 61 (14.22%) Business Analyst
5 26 (6.06%) Architect
6 21 (4.90%) Consultant
7 17 (3.96%) Solutions Architect
8 16 (3.73%) Financial Business Analyst
9 15 (3.50%) Data Analyst
9 15 (3.50%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 14 (3.26%) Senior Manager
10 14 (3.26%) Test Analyst
11 13 (3.03%) SQL Developer
12 12 (2.80%) Test Leader
13 11 (2.56%) PMO Manager
14 10 (2.33%) PMO Analyst
15 9 (2.10%) Lead Business Analyst
15 9 (2.10%) Test Manager
16 8 (1.86%) .NET Developer
16 8 (1.86%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.29%) .NET
2 15 (3.50%) ASP.NET
2 15 (3.50%) HTML
3 11 (2.56%) CSS
3 11 (2.56%) Spring
4 9 (2.10%) jQuery
5 8 (1.86%) HTML5
5 8 (1.86%) Doctrine
5 8 (1.86%) XML
6 7 (1.63%) Middleware
6 7 (1.63%) Web Services
7 6 (1.40%) Spring MVC
8 5 (1.17%) J2EE
8 5 (1.17%) Zend Framework
9 4 (0.93%) WCF
9 4 (0.93%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.93%) Hibernate
9 4 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (0.70%) Symfony
10 3 (0.70%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.62%) DTV
2 29 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.63%) User Experience
6 6 (1.40%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.40%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.70%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.47%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.47%) FMCG
8 2 (0.47%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.47%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.23%) PMI
9 1 (0.23%) EPoS
9 1 (0.23%) NHS
9 1 (0.23%) Statistics
9 1 (0.23%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.23%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.23%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.23%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 24 (5.59%) Linux
2 15 (3.50%) Windows
3 11 (2.56%) CentOS
4 7 (1.63%) UNIX
5 6 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.70%) Fedora
7 3 (0.70%) Solaris
8 2 (0.47%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.47%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (21.91%) Stakeholder Management
2 64 (14.92%) Business Intelligence
3 60 (13.99%) Project Management
4 47 (10.96%) Programme Management
5 45 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (8.86%) Digital Marketing
7 35 (8.16%) PRINCE2
8 19 (4.43%) Service Delivery
8 19 (4.43%) Change Management
8 19 (4.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (4.20%) Resource Management
9 18 (4.20%) Business Analysis
10 17 (3.96%) Data Analysis
11 16 (3.73%) Analytics
12 15 (3.50%) Migration
13 14 (3.26%) Scrum
13 14 (3.26%) Data Management
13 14 (3.26%) ITIL
13 14 (3.26%) ETL
13 14 (3.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 67 (15.62%) SQL
2 25 (5.83%) VBA
3 17 (3.96%) C#
4 15 (3.50%) JavaScript
4 15 (3.50%) PHP
5 13 (3.03%) Java
5 13 (3.03%) T-SQL
6 6 (1.40%) Ruby
7 5 (1.17%) Python
7 5 (1.17%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.93%) VB
9 2 (0.47%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.47%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.23%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.23%) PHP5
10 1 (0.23%) Groovy
10 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.23%) R
10 1 (0.23%) Go
10 1 (0.23%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 23 (5.36%) Security Cleared
2 17 (3.96%) Degree
3 15 (3.50%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.03%) ISEB
5 11 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (0.93%) APMP
6 4 (0.93%) CISSP
6 4 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (0.93%) ACCA
6 4 (0.93%) CISM
7 3 (0.70%) CIMA
7 3 (0.70%) Security+ Certification
7 3 (0.70%) GIAC
7 3 (0.70%) GSEC
7 3 (0.70%) SSCP
7 3 (0.70%) CISA
7 3 (0.70%) MCP
7 3 (0.70%) ISACA
7 3 (0.70%) GPEN
7 3 (0.70%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 12 (2.80%) Solvency II
2 6 (1.40%) QA
3 5 (1.17%) SLA
3 5 (1.17%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.93%) COBIT
5 3 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.47%) FATCA
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.23%) Basel II
System Software
1 5 (1.17%) ISA Server
2 4 (0.93%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.93%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.47%) XenApp
3 2 (0.47%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.47%) BitLocker
3 2 (0.47%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.47%) Xen
3 2 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.70%) SCCM
3 2 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.23%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 57 (13.29%) SAP
2 35 (8.16%) Oracle
3 31 (7.23%) Microsoft
4 20 (4.66%) Business Objects
5 12 (2.80%) Teradata
6 11 (2.56%) Zend
7 10 (2.33%) Cisco
8 8 (1.86%) Tableau
9 6 (1.40%) Informatica
9 6 (1.40%) Google
9 6 (1.40%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.17%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.17%) BEA
10 5 (1.17%) Ektron
11 4 (0.93%) Lotus
11 4 (0.93%) Sun
12 3 (0.70%) HP
12 3 (0.70%) IBM
12 3 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.47%) TIBCO
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