The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 3 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 43 36 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 20.98% 20.11% 34.84%
As % of the General category 52.44% 50.70% 67.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 18 29
Average daily rate
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£363 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £318 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £676 £483 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £22.00 £12.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +81.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -16.66%
Finance
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 Dorset region.

General Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
82 71 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 40.00% 39.66% 51.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 32 37
Average daily rate £375 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £810
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 3
Average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £9.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +254.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £17.80 £6.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £12.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth -1 18 £410 -8.88% 7
Poole - 10 £425 -
Weymouth - 1 - - 1
Finance
South West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 14 (17.28%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (14.81%) E-Commerce
2 12 (14.81%) Project Management
3 11 (13.58%) SQL
3 11 (13.58%) Migration
4 10 (12.35%) Banking
5 9 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (8.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (8.64%) MS Excel
6 7 (8.64%) Oracle
6 7 (8.64%) MS Office
6 7 (8.64%) Workflow
7 6 (7.41%) Document Management
7 6 (7.41%) SQL Server
7 6 (7.41%) Java
7 6 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (7.41%) B2C
7 6 (7.41%) Microsoft
8 5 (6.17%) .NET
8 5 (6.17%) PRINCE2
8 5 (6.17%) Waterfall
8 5 (6.17%) QA
9 4 (4.94%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (4.94%) Programme Management
9 4 (4.94%) Business Analysis
9 4 (4.94%) ITIL
9 4 (4.94%) PL/SQL
9 4 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (4.94%) SharePoint

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 4 (4.94%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.23%) SAS
3 1 (1.23%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.23%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.23%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.23%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.23%) JCAPS
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (8.64%) MS Excel
1 7 (8.64%) MS Office
2 1 (1.23%) MS Project
2 1 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.47%) SAN
1 2 (2.47%) FTP
2 1 (1.23%) Internet
2 1 (1.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.41%) SQL Server
1 6 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.70%) Oracle OWB
2 3 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.70%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.23%) DB2
4 1 (1.23%) Sybase ASE
4 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.23%) ERwin
2 1 (1.23%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (12.35%) Banking
2 2 (2.47%) Retail
3 1 (1.23%) Billing
3 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 35 (43.21%) Analyst
2 27 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 12 (14.81%) Developer
4 9 (11.11%) Architect
5 8 (9.88%) Financial Business Analyst
6 7 (8.64%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 7 (8.64%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.17%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (6.17%) PMO Lead
8 4 (4.94%) Consultant
8 4 (4.94%) Test Manager
9 3 (3.70%) Digital Architect
9 3 (3.70%) Strategy Consultant
10 2 (2.47%) MI Manager
10 2 (2.47%) Digital Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.47%) Test Analyst
10 2 (2.47%) Programme Manager
10 2 (2.47%) Delivery Project Manager
10 2 (2.47%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 2 (2.47%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.17%) .NET
2 1 (1.23%) JMS
2 1 (1.23%) J2SE
2 1 (1.23%) J2EE
2 1 (1.23%) EJB
2 1 (1.23%) XML
2 1 (1.23%) Spring
2 1 (1.23%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (1.23%) EJB 3.0
2 1 (1.23%) jQuery
2 1 (1.23%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.70%) NHS
3 2 (2.47%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.23%) AS400
4 1 (1.23%) Equities
4 1 (1.23%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.23%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.23%) iSeries
4 1 (1.23%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.23%) Physics
4 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.23%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.70%) Windows XP
1 3 (3.70%) Windows
1 3 (3.70%) Linux
1 3 (3.70%) Windows 7
2 2 (2.47%) Solaris
2 2 (2.47%) UNIX
3 1 (1.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.28%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (14.81%) E-Commerce
2 12 (14.81%) Project Management
3 11 (13.58%) Migration
4 9 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (8.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (8.64%) Workflow
6 6 (7.41%) Document Management
6 6 (7.41%) B2C
7 5 (6.17%) PRINCE2
7 5 (6.17%) Waterfall
8 4 (4.94%) Programme Management
8 4 (4.94%) Business Analysis
8 4 (4.94%) ITIL
8 4 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (3.70%) SOA
9 3 (3.70%) Change Control
9 3 (3.70%) Test Strategy
10 2 (2.47%) Incident Management
10 2 (2.47%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.58%) SQL
2 6 (7.41%) Java
3 4 (4.94%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.70%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.47%) VB
5 2 (2.47%) Perl
5 2 (2.47%) VBA
6 1 (1.23%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.23%) RPG
6 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.23%) C
6 1 (1.23%) C#
6 1 (1.23%) C++
6 1 (1.23%) RPG/400
6 1 (1.23%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 2 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.23%) PhD
2 1 (1.23%) ISEB
2 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.23%) HNC
2 1 (1.23%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.23%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.47%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (2.47%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.94%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.47%) Data Guard
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 7 (8.64%) Oracle
2 6 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.47%) ServiceNow
3 2 (2.47%) IBM
4 1 (1.23%) Informatica
4 1 (1.23%) Lotus
4 1 (1.23%) Sun
4 1 (1.23%) HP
4 1 (1.23%) Sybase
4 1 (1.23%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.23%) Planview