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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 238 106 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 27.32% 17.04% 31.34%
As % of the General category 68.39% 50.72% 60.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 81 213
Average daily rate
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£363 £396 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.45% +8.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £253 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £500 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.25%
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South West

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
348 209 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 39.95% 33.60% 51.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 148 323
Average daily rate £350 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 13
Average hourly rate £12.00 £21.75 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.82% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £47.50 £48.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -24.13%

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 September 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 1 September 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 94 (22.87%) SQL
2 72 (17.52%) Banking
3 70 (17.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 53 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
5 50 (12.17%) Project Management
6 43 (10.46%) Marketing
7 35 (8.52%) Oracle
7 35 (8.52%) MS Excel
8 33 (8.03%) SQL Server
8 33 (8.03%) SAP
8 33 (8.03%) Telecoms
8 33 (8.03%) Scrum
8 33 (8.03%) Programme Management
9 32 (7.79%) VBA
9 32 (7.79%) Retail
10 31 (7.54%) Business Analysis
10 31 (7.54%) Data Warehouse
11 30 (7.30%) Open Source
12 29 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (6.57%) PRINCE2
14 26 (6.33%) SAS
15 25 (6.08%) Business Objects
15 25 (6.08%) Manufacturing
15 25 (6.08%) Digital Marketing
15 25 (6.08%) Security Cleared
16 24 (5.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 24 (5.84%) Electronics
16 24 (5.84%) Migration
16 24 (5.84%) DTV
17 23 (5.60%) Linux

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 26 (6.33%) SAS
2 14 (3.41%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.46%) Apache
4 4 (0.97%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.97%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.97%) CMS
5 2 (0.49%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.49%) Lync
5 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.49%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.24%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.24%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.24%) Mule
6 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 35 (8.52%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.14%) MS Project
3 16 (3.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (3.16%) MS Office
5 8 (1.95%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.70%) InfoPath
7 5 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (5.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.97%) Agresso
3 4 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.73%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.49%) MoSes
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.24%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.24%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.24%) Changepoint
6 1 (0.24%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.70%) SaaS
2 5 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.73%) PaaS
4 3 (0.73%) IaaS
5 1 (0.24%) CheetahMail
5 1 (0.24%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.70%) Firewall
2 6 (1.46%) Intranet
3 4 (0.97%) Internet
4 3 (0.73%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.49%) IMAP
6 1 (0.24%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.24%) FWSM
6 1 (0.24%) WAN
6 1 (0.24%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.03%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.54%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (5.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (4.87%) MySQL
5 14 (3.41%) MS Access
5 14 (3.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (2.92%) Data Mining
7 12 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (2.43%) OLAP
9 8 (1.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (1.46%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.97%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.73%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 3 (0.73%) QlikView
13 3 (0.73%) BusinessObjects XI
14 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.49%) Base SAS
14 2 (0.49%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 18 (4.38%) Selenium
1 18 (4.38%) WebDriver
2 17 (4.14%) WATIR
3 16 (3.89%) JMeter
4 6 (1.46%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.46%) PHPUnit
5 5 (1.22%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (1.22%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.73%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.73%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.49%) Hudson
7 2 (0.49%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.49%) Maven
7 2 (0.49%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
General
1 72 (17.52%) Banking
2 43 (10.46%) Marketing
3 33 (8.03%) Telecoms
4 32 (7.79%) Retail
5 25 (6.08%) Manufacturing
6 24 (5.84%) Electronics
7 23 (5.60%) Legal
8 18 (4.38%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.95%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.73%) Back Office
11 2 (0.49%) Law
11 2 (0.49%) Publishing
11 2 (0.49%) Billing
11 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.49%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.24%) Local Government
12 1 (0.24%) Military
12 1 (0.24%) Advertising
12 1 (0.24%) Automotive
12 1 (0.24%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 125 (30.41%) Analyst
2 72 (17.52%) Developer
3 58 (14.11%) Business Analyst
4 56 (13.63%) Project Manager
5 22 (5.35%) Tester
6 21 (5.11%) Data Analyst
7 20 (4.87%) Test Analyst
8 18 (4.38%) Architect
9 16 (3.89%) Consultant
9 16 (3.89%) Senior Manager
10 13 (3.16%) Business Developer
10 13 (3.16%) Senior Project Manager
10 13 (3.16%) MI Analyst
11 11 (2.68%) Technical Tester
11 11 (2.68%) Programme Manager
12 10 (2.43%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (1.95%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (1.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 8 (1.95%) Contracts Manager
14 7 (1.70%) SAS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.62%) HTML
2 16 (3.89%) jQuery
3 13 (3.16%) CSS
3 13 (3.16%) Web Services
4 10 (2.43%) XML
4 10 (2.43%) LAMP
5 9 (2.19%) .NET
5 9 (2.19%) Middleware
6 8 (1.95%) HTML5
7 7 (1.70%) Zend Framework
8 6 (1.46%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.46%) Spring
9 5 (1.22%) Java EE
9 5 (1.22%) JSON
9 5 (1.22%) J2EE
9 5 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (0.97%) RESTful
10 4 (0.97%) Servlets
11 2 (0.49%) Ajax
11 2 (0.49%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.30%) Open Source
2 24 (5.84%) DTV
3 17 (4.14%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.19%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.22%) Mainframe
6 4 (0.97%) PMI
6 4 (0.97%) Statistics
6 4 (0.97%) Computer Science
6 4 (0.97%) Copywriting
7 3 (0.73%) AS400
7 3 (0.73%) Replication
7 3 (0.73%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (0.73%) Data Extraction
7 3 (0.73%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.73%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.49%) Social Media
8 2 (0.49%) NHS
8 2 (0.49%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.24%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.60%) Linux
2 14 (3.41%) Windows
3 11 (2.68%) CentOS
4 5 (1.22%) Fedora
5 3 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.73%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.49%) UNIX
7 1 (0.24%) Android
7 1 (0.24%) Solaris
7 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (17.03%) Stakeholder Management
2 53 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
3 50 (12.17%) Project Management
4 33 (8.03%) Scrum
4 33 (8.03%) Programme Management
5 31 (7.54%) Business Analysis
6 29 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (6.57%) PRINCE2
8 25 (6.08%) Digital Marketing
9 24 (5.84%) Migration
10 19 (4.62%) ETL
11 18 (4.38%) User Acceptance Testing
12 17 (4.14%) Software Engineering
12 17 (4.14%) Data Analysis
13 16 (3.89%) Test Scripting
14 15 (3.65%) Performance Testing
15 14 (3.41%) Change Management
16 12 (2.92%) Risk Management
16 12 (2.92%) Data Modelling
16 12 (2.92%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 94 (22.87%) SQL
2 32 (7.79%) VBA
3 20 (4.87%) JavaScript
4 18 (4.38%) Java
5 17 (4.14%) PHP
6 16 (3.89%) T-SQL
7 10 (2.43%) C#
8 8 (1.95%) PL/SQL
8 8 (1.95%) Ruby
9 6 (1.46%) Python
10 5 (1.22%) PHP5
10 5 (1.22%) VB
11 4 (0.97%) C
12 1 (0.24%) C++
12 1 (0.24%) Perl
12 1 (0.24%) ABAP
12 1 (0.24%) SAS Macro
12 1 (0.24%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 25 (6.08%) Security Cleared
2 23 (5.60%) Degree
3 22 (5.35%) ISEB
4 19 (4.62%) SC Cleared
5 10 (2.43%) ISTQB
6 7 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (1.22%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.97%) CISSP
8 4 (0.97%) APMP
9 3 (0.73%) ACCA
9 3 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.49%) CIMA
10 2 (0.49%) PMP
10 2 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.24%) NVQ Level 4
11 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
11 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.24%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.14%) Solvency II
2 9 (2.19%) QA
3 5 (1.22%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.49%) SLA
6 1 (0.24%) P3O
6 1 (0.24%) Basel II
System Software
1 8 (1.95%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.49%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (8.52%) Oracle
2 33 (8.03%) SAP
3 25 (6.08%) Business Objects
4 20 (4.87%) Microsoft
5 10 (2.43%) Teradata
6 9 (2.19%) IBM
7 7 (1.70%) Zend
8 6 (1.46%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.46%) VMware
9 4 (0.97%) Informatica
9 4 (0.97%) CheckPoint
9 4 (0.97%) Cognos
9 4 (0.97%) Cisco
10 3 (0.73%) HP
10 3 (0.73%) Citrix
10 3 (0.73%) AlgoSec
11 2 (0.49%) Kalido
11 2 (0.49%) Civica
11 2 (0.49%) Hyperion
11 2 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
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