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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 265 111 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 28.80% 18.11% 30.08%
As % of the General category 68.48% 53.11% 62.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 85 198
Average daily rate
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£375 £396 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% +8.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £289 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -9.09%
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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
387 209 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 42.07% 34.09% 48.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 153 291
Average daily rate £359 £390 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.01% +6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 11
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% -56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £22.60 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 19 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 19 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 92 (21.10%) SQL
2 81 (18.58%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 68 (15.60%) Banking
5 58 (13.30%) Business Intelligence
6 55 (12.61%) Project Management
7 43 (9.86%) Marketing
8 38 (8.72%) MS Excel
9 35 (8.03%) Data Warehouse
10 34 (7.80%) Oracle
10 34 (7.80%) SAP
10 34 (7.80%) Telecoms
11 33 (7.57%) Programme Management
12 32 (7.34%) Scrum
12 32 (7.34%) Business Analysis
13 31 (7.11%) SQL Server
13 31 (7.11%) SAS
14 30 (6.88%) Retail
15 29 (6.65%) Open Source
16 28 (6.42%) Security Cleared
16 28 (6.42%) VBA
16 28 (6.42%) Linux
17 26 (5.96%) PRINCE2
17 26 (5.96%) Manufacturing
17 26 (5.96%) Digital Marketing
18 25 (5.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
18 25 (5.73%) Degree
18 25 (5.73%) Electronics
18 25 (5.73%) Microsoft
18 25 (5.73%) DTV

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 31 (7.11%) SAS
2 12 (2.75%) Apache
3 10 (2.29%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.92%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.92%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.92%) CMS
5 3 (0.69%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.46%) Lync
6 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.46%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.23%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.23%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.23%) Mule
7 1 (0.23%) Liferay
7 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 38 (8.72%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.90%) MS Project
2 17 (3.90%) MS Office
2 17 (3.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 25 (5.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (1.38%) Agresso
3 5 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.69%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.46%) MoSes
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.23%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.23%) CODA-Financials
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.23%) Changepoint
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.23%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.61%) SaaS
2 5 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.69%) PaaS
4 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.69%) IaaS
5 1 (0.23%) CheetahMail
5 1 (0.23%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.61%) Firewall
2 5 (1.15%) Intranet
3 4 (0.92%) Internet
4 3 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.46%) IMAP
5 2 (0.46%) WAN
6 1 (0.23%) DNS
6 1 (0.23%) LAN
6 1 (0.23%) FWSM
6 1 (0.23%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.03%) Data Warehouse
2 31 (7.11%) SQL Server
3 24 (5.50%) MySQL
4 21 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (3.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (2.98%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (2.75%) MS Access
8 11 (2.52%) Data Mining
9 10 (2.29%) OLAP
10 8 (1.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (1.38%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.92%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.92%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 4 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.69%) QlikView
13 3 (0.69%) BusinessObjects XI
14 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.46%) Base SAS
14 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (4.36%) Selenium
2 17 (3.90%) WATIR
2 17 (3.90%) WebDriver
3 14 (3.21%) JMeter
4 11 (2.52%) PHPUnit
4 11 (2.52%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.38%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (0.92%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.92%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.69%) FitNesse
7 3 (0.69%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.69%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.46%) Hudson
8 2 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.46%) Maven
9 1 (0.23%) Toad
9 1 (0.23%) RequisitePro
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.23%) SpecFlow
General
1 68 (15.60%) Banking
2 43 (9.86%) Marketing
3 34 (7.80%) Telecoms
4 30 (6.88%) Retail
5 26 (5.96%) Manufacturing
6 25 (5.73%) Electronics
7 23 (5.28%) Legal
8 17 (3.90%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.61%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.69%) Law
10 3 (0.69%) Military
10 3 (0.69%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.46%) Local Government
11 2 (0.46%) Billing
11 2 (0.46%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.46%) Back Office
12 1 (0.23%) Front Office
12 1 (0.23%) Automotive
12 1 (0.23%) Advertising
12 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 133 (30.50%) Analyst
2 75 (17.20%) Developer
3 62 (14.22%) Project Manager
4 59 (13.53%) Business Analyst
5 21 (4.82%) Architect
5 21 (4.82%) Test Analyst
6 20 (4.59%) Tester
7 19 (4.36%) Data Analyst
8 18 (4.13%) Senior Manager
9 16 (3.67%) Consultant
10 14 (3.21%) Senior Project Manager
11 13 (2.98%) Business Developer
11 13 (2.98%) MI Analyst
12 12 (2.75%) Programme Manager
13 11 (2.52%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (2.52%) Senior Analyst
14 10 (2.29%) Software Engineer
15 9 (2.06%) Technical Tester
16 8 (1.83%) Test Leader
16 8 (1.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.28%) HTML
2 20 (4.59%) jQuery
3 16 (3.67%) Web Services
4 13 (2.98%) HTML5
5 12 (2.75%) Zend Framework
5 12 (2.75%) CSS
6 10 (2.29%) Middleware
7 9 (2.06%) LAMP
7 9 (2.06%) .NET
8 7 (1.61%) Spring
9 6 (1.38%) ASP.NET
9 6 (1.38%) XML
10 5 (1.15%) J2EE
10 5 (1.15%) Java EE
11 4 (0.92%) RESTful
11 4 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (0.92%) JSON
11 4 (0.92%) Servlets
12 3 (0.69%) WCF
13 2 (0.46%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.65%) Open Source
2 25 (5.73%) DTV
3 20 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.06%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.38%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.15%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.92%) Data Integration
8 4 (0.92%) Copywriting
8 4 (0.92%) PMI
9 3 (0.69%) AS400
9 3 (0.69%) Replication
9 3 (0.69%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.69%) Statistics
9 3 (0.69%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.69%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (0.69%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.46%) User Experience
10 2 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.46%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (6.42%) Linux
2 16 (3.67%) CentOS
3 15 (3.44%) Windows
4 5 (1.15%) Fedora
5 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.69%) UNIX
5 3 (0.69%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.23%) Solaris
6 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.23%) Android
6 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (18.58%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
3 58 (13.30%) Business Intelligence
4 55 (12.61%) Project Management
5 33 (7.57%) Programme Management
6 32 (7.34%) Scrum
6 32 (7.34%) Business Analysis
7 26 (5.96%) PRINCE2
7 26 (5.96%) Digital Marketing
8 24 (5.50%) Migration
9 22 (5.05%) Software Engineering
10 21 (4.82%) ETL
11 17 (3.90%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (3.90%) Test Scripting
12 16 (3.67%) Risk Management
13 15 (3.44%) Change Management
13 15 (3.44%) Data Analysis
14 14 (3.21%) Automated Testing
14 14 (3.21%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (3.21%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 92 (21.10%) SQL
2 28 (6.42%) VBA
3 20 (4.59%) PHP
4 19 (4.36%) Java
4 19 (4.36%) JavaScript
5 16 (3.67%) T-SQL
6 12 (2.75%) C#
7 7 (1.61%) PL/SQL
7 7 (1.61%) Ruby
8 5 (1.15%) C
8 5 (1.15%) VB
8 5 (1.15%) Python
8 5 (1.15%) PHP5
9 1 (0.23%) ABAP
9 1 (0.23%) C++
9 1 (0.23%) COBOL
9 1 (0.23%) Perl
9 1 (0.23%) SAS Macro
9 1 (0.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (6.42%) Security Cleared
2 25 (5.73%) Degree
3 21 (4.82%) SC Cleared
4 19 (4.36%) ISEB
5 8 (1.83%) ISTQB
6 7 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.92%) APMP
7 4 (0.92%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.92%) CISSP
8 3 (0.69%) ACCA
8 3 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.46%) CIMA
9 2 (0.46%) CCAB
10 1 (0.23%) CISA
10 1 (0.23%) PMP
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.23%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.05%) Solvency II
2 9 (2.06%) QA
3 5 (1.15%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.46%) SLA
6 1 (0.23%) Basel II
6 1 (0.23%) P3O
6 1 (0.23%) FATCA
6 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.23%) COREP
6 1 (0.23%) FINREP
System Software
1 8 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.23%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.46%) SCCM
2 2 (0.46%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 34 (7.80%) Oracle
1 34 (7.80%) SAP
2 25 (5.73%) Microsoft
3 23 (5.28%) Business Objects
4 13 (2.98%) Teradata
5 12 (2.75%) Zend
6 9 (2.06%) IBM
7 6 (1.38%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.38%) VMware
8 5 (1.15%) Informatica
9 4 (0.92%) Cognos
9 4 (0.92%) CheckPoint
9 4 (0.92%) Cisco
10 3 (0.69%) Citrix
10 3 (0.69%) HP
10 3 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.69%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.69%) AlgoSec
11 2 (0.46%) Kalido
11 2 (0.46%) JBoss
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