The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 9541 9534 9213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.22% 20.25% 20.32%
As % of the General category 52.52% 52.35% 50.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6589 6513 6057
Average daily rate £450 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 115 177
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.93% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.77 £38.30 £39.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +6.45%
Finance
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

General Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
18166 18213 18390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.50% 38.68% 40.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11883 11826 11583
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £605 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 496 427 586
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.25 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.10 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in England

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in England

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the England region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in England

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in England

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the England region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Finance
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the England region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
London 0 5179 £491 +7.21% 1998
South East +1 1348 £400 - 534
North West -1 706 £400 +0.62% 262
Yorkshire -1 617 £400 +1.01% 195
South West -1 609 £375 -11.76% 236
West Midlands -1 353 £420 +8.38% 157
East of England 0 339 £400 -3.61% 178
East Midlands -4 202 £410 -3.64% 54
North East 0 135 £400 - 29
Midlands +8 26 £450 +5.88% 1
South Coast - 5 £450 -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 5125 (24.83%) Banking
2 3412 (16.53%) SQL
3 3340 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2838 (13.75%) Project Management
5 2345 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 2266 (10.98%) Oracle
7 2235 (10.83%) Microsoft
8 2006 (9.72%) Windows
9 1909 (9.25%) Java
10 1758 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
11 1721 (8.34%) SQL Server
12 1663 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
13 1555 (7.53%) MS Excel
14 1492 (7.23%) Migration
15 1365 (6.61%) PRINCE2
16 1325 (6.42%) SAP
17 1322 (6.41%) .NET
18 1321 (6.40%) C#
19 1313 (6.36%) Linux
20 1309 (6.34%) Degree
21 1302 (6.31%) ITIL
22 1284 (6.22%) Investment Banking
23 1279 (6.20%) JavaScript
24 1208 (5.85%) Unix
25 1198 (5.80%) Business Analysis
26 1191 (5.77%) HTML
27 1099 (5.32%) Retail
28 1073 (5.20%) Change Management
29 999 (4.84%) MS Office
30 980 (4.75%) Telecoms

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 627 (3.04%) SharePoint
2 456 (2.21%) SAS
3 275 (1.33%) WebSphere
4 205 (0.99%) IIS
5 203 (0.98%) CMS
6 199 (0.96%) Apache
7 179 (0.87%) Node.js
8 171 (0.83%) MS Exchange
9 155 (0.75%) Tomcat
10 132 (0.64%) Apache Spark
11 126 (0.61%) WebLogic
12 124 (0.60%) Confluence
13 123 (0.60%) JBoss
14 80 (0.39%) Skype for Business
15 79 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
16 71 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
17 66 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
18 61 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 59 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
19 59 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1555 (7.53%) MS Excel
2 999 (4.84%) MS Office
3 549 (2.66%) MS Project
4 548 (2.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 395 (1.91%) MS Visio
6 148 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
7 103 (0.50%) Photoshop
8 74 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
9 30 (0.15%) Open Workbench
10 29 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 29 (0.14%) SPSS
11 13 (0.063%) AutoCAD
12 10 (0.048%) Acrobat
12 10 (0.048%) OmniGraffle
13 6 (0.029%) SOLIDWORKS
14 4 (0.019%) Adobe Captivate
14 4 (0.019%) QuarkXPress
15 3 (0.015%) CPLEX
15 3 (0.015%) SmartSuite
16 2 (0.010%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 391 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 268 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
3 236 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 163 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
5 142 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
6 141 (0.68%) SAP FI
7 140 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
8 115 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
9 114 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
9 114 (0.55%) SAP CO
10 110 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
10 110 (0.53%) Unit4 Business World
11 99 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
12 87 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
13 75 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
14 72 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
15 71 (0.34%) SAP BPC
15 71 (0.34%) SAP ERP
16 70 (0.34%) HFM
17 56 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 308 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
2 175 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 158 (0.77%) Office 365
4 114 (0.55%) SaaS
5 80 (0.39%) PaaS
6 54 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 51 (0.25%) GitHub
8 50 (0.24%) IaaS
9 36 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
10 29 (0.14%) Google Analytics
11 23 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
12 20 (0.097%) Amazon S3
13 19 (0.092%) Amazon Kinesis
14 15 (0.073%) Yammer
15 14 (0.068%) AWS CloudFormation
16 13 (0.063%) Google Apps
17 12 (0.058%) AWS Lambda
18 10 (0.048%) Adobe Analytics
18 10 (0.048%) Google Cloud Platform
18 10 (0.048%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 515 (2.50%) Firewall
2 326 (1.58%) TCP/IP
3 309 (1.50%) WAN
4 279 (1.35%) LAN
5 267 (1.29%) DNS
6 262 (1.27%) SAN
7 253 (1.23%) Internet
8 211 (1.02%) Network Security
9 193 (0.94%) VPN
10 173 (0.84%) HTTP
11 144 (0.70%) DHCP
12 119 (0.58%) SSL
13 110 (0.53%) Wireless
14 106 (0.51%) MPLS
15 103 (0.50%) Intranet
16 102 (0.49%) NAS
17 98 (0.47%) LDAP
18 84 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
19 80 (0.39%) BGP
20 78 (0.38%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1721 (8.34%) SQL Server
2 979 (4.74%) Data Warehouse
3 590 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 516 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 479 (2.32%) Oracle Database
6 377 (1.83%) Big Data
7 348 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 330 (1.60%) Relational Database
9 326 (1.58%) BusinessObjects
10 297 (1.44%) Hadoop
11 295 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 258 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
13 247 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
14 230 (1.11%) NoSQL
15 227 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
16 212 (1.03%) DB2
17 171 (0.83%) MongoDB
18 163 (0.79%) QlikView
19 158 (0.77%) Base SAS
20 157 (0.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 407 (1.97%) JIRA
2 359 (1.74%) Git (software)
3 260 (1.26%) Subversion
4 259 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 244 (1.18%) Jenkins
6 216 (1.05%) Selenium
7 212 (1.03%) Maven
8 203 (0.98%) Visual Studio
9 129 (0.63%) Cucumber
10 119 (0.58%) TeamCity
11 109 (0.53%) Eclipse
12 99 (0.48%) HP UFT
13 90 (0.44%) JUnit
14 80 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
15 76 (0.37%) Toad
16 72 (0.35%) Ant
17 71 (0.34%) Grunt
18 62 (0.30%) gulp
19 60 (0.29%) SpecFlow
20 59 (0.29%) WebDriver
General
1 5125 (24.83%) Banking
2 1284 (6.22%) Investment Banking
3 1099 (5.32%) Retail
4 980 (4.75%) Telecoms
5 848 (4.11%) Front Office
6 768 (3.72%) Marketing
7 752 (3.64%) Financial Institution
8 648 (3.14%) Manufacturing
9 634 (3.07%) Legal
10 417 (2.02%) Retail Banking
11 381 (1.85%) Electronics
12 327 (1.58%) Back Office
13 286 (1.39%) Law
14 242 (1.17%) Advertising
15 173 (0.84%) Billing
16 151 (0.73%) General Ledger
17 131 (0.63%) Games
18 93 (0.45%) Publishing
19 84 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
20 78 (0.38%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 5148 (24.94%) Analyst
2 3925 (19.02%) Developer
3 2450 (11.87%) Project Manager
4 2310 (11.19%) Business Analyst
5 1374 (6.66%) Consultant
6 1264 (6.12%) Architect
7 885 (4.29%) Java Developer
8 788 (3.82%) Financial Analyst
9 529 (2.56%) C# Developer
10 505 (2.45%) Test Analyst
11 497 (2.41%) Service Analyst
12 488 (2.36%) Banking Analyst
13 484 (2.35%) Administrator
13 484 (2.35%) Senior Developer
14 453 (2.19%) SQL Developer
15 449 (2.18%) IT Manager
16 444 (2.15%) .NET Developer
17 422 (2.04%) Data Analyst
18 416 (2.02%) Solutions Architect
19 409 (1.98%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1322 (6.41%) .NET
2 1191 (5.77%) HTML
3 834 (4.04%) CSS
4 734 (3.56%) Web Services
5 610 (2.96%) XML
6 609 (2.95%) HTML5
7 576 (2.79%) AngularJS
8 511 (2.48%) ASP.NET
9 420 (2.03%) jQuery
10 404 (1.96%) Middleware
11 363 (1.76%) Spring
12 330 (1.60%) REST
13 314 (1.52%) CSS3
14 265 (1.28%) .NET Framework
15 260 (1.26%) SOAP
16 245 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
17 221 (1.07%) WCF
18 218 (1.06%) J2EE
19 209 (1.01%) WPF
20 196 (0.95%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1758 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
2 650 (3.15%) Data Centre
3 640 (3.10%) Management Information System
4 569 (2.76%) Derivative
5 556 (2.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 472 (2.29%) User Experience
7 427 (2.07%) Computer Science
8 402 (1.95%) Fixed Income
9 378 (1.83%) Equities
10 321 (1.56%) Credit Risk
11 268 (1.30%) Mainframe
12 248 (1.20%) Market Risk
13 222 (1.08%) Hedge funds
14 219 (1.06%) Mathematics
14 219 (1.06%) Mobile App
15 211 (1.02%) Blackberry
16 209 (1.01%) Fintech
17 197 (0.95%) Data Structures
18 185 (0.90%) Visualisation
19 178 (0.86%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2006 (9.72%) Windows
2 1313 (6.36%) Linux
3 1208 (5.85%) Unix
4 561 (2.72%) Windows Server
5 436 (2.11%) Windows 7
6 303 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 290 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 266 (1.29%) Solaris
9 251 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 230 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 173 (0.84%) AIX
12 171 (0.83%) Windows XP
13 131 (0.63%) Apple iOS
14 102 (0.49%) Android
15 75 (0.36%) Windows 8
16 46 (0.22%) MVS
16 46 (0.22%) SUSE
17 45 (0.22%) zOS
18 44 (0.21%) Windows Vista
19 35 (0.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3340 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2838 (13.75%) Project Management
3 2345 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 1663 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
5 1492 (7.23%) Migration
6 1365 (6.61%) PRINCE2
7 1302 (6.31%) ITIL
8 1198 (5.80%) Business Analysis
9 1073 (5.20%) Change Management
10 966 (4.68%) Risk Management
11 908 (4.40%) Programme Management
12 885 (4.29%) SDLC
13 869 (4.21%) Scrum
14 851 (4.12%) User Acceptance Testing
15 784 (3.80%) Analytics
16 759 (3.68%) Data Modelling
17 728 (3.53%) ETL
18 695 (3.37%) TDD
19 612 (2.97%) Waterfall
20 606 (2.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3412 (16.53%) SQL
2 1909 (9.25%) Java
3 1321 (6.40%) C#
4 1279 (6.20%) JavaScript
5 636 (3.08%) Python
6 453 (2.19%) C++
7 448 (2.17%) T-SQL
8 379 (1.84%) VBA
9 357 (1.73%) PL/SQL
10 352 (1.71%) Perl
11 342 (1.66%) PowerShell
12 321 (1.56%) Shell Script
13 288 (1.40%) C
14 213 (1.03%) Scala
15 188 (0.91%) VB
16 185 (0.90%) Bash Shell
17 180 (0.87%) Ruby
18 155 (0.75%) PHP
19 121 (0.59%) VB.NET
20 96 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1309 (6.34%) Degree
2 803 (3.89%) Security Cleared
3 499 (2.42%) SC Cleared
4 388 (1.88%) ISEB
5 372 (1.80%) PMI Certification
6 267 (1.29%) PMP
7 243 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 238 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
9 233 (1.13%) CISSP
10 225 (1.09%) ISTQB
11 186 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
12 171 (0.83%) CCNP
13 161 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
14 156 (0.76%) DV Cleared
15 155 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 126 (0.61%) CISM
17 106 (0.51%) APMP
18 100 (0.48%) ACCA
19 97 (0.47%) CISA
20 94 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 752 (3.64%) QA
2 374 (1.81%) Data Quality
3 309 (1.50%) SLA
4 177 (0.86%) MiFID
5 158 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 147 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 112 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 100 (0.48%) Solvency II
9 91 (0.44%) EMIR
10 88 (0.43%) COBIT
10 88 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
11 69 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
12 63 (0.31%) FATCA
13 49 (0.24%) SEPA
14 45 (0.22%) Basel II
15 32 (0.16%) Basel III
16 30 (0.15%) ISO 9001
17 26 (0.13%) CRD IV
17 26 (0.13%) GAAP
18 23 (0.11%) ISO20022
System Software
1 763 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 331 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 108 (0.52%) XenApp
4 83 (0.40%) Hyper-V
5 81 (0.39%) vSphere
6 77 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
7 75 (0.36%) XenDesktop
8 72 (0.35%) Docker
9 68 (0.33%) NFS
10 59 (0.29%) VMware ESX
11 45 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 43 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 36 (0.17%) HDFS
14 32 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
15 31 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 29 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 20 (0.097%) Firmware
17 20 (0.097%) RACF
17 20 (0.097%) Samba
18 19 (0.092%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 249 (1.21%) Puppet
2 237 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
3 209 (1.01%) SCCM
4 116 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
5 105 (0.51%) Control-M
6 99 (0.48%) SCOM
7 74 (0.36%) Ansible
8 72 (0.35%) Tivoli
9 54 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
10 53 (0.26%) Nagios
11 47 (0.23%) NetBackup
12 46 (0.22%) Data Guard
13 37 (0.18%) CA Wily
14 34 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 28 (0.14%) FortiGate
16 26 (0.13%) Kubernetes
17 21 (0.10%) Norton AntiVirus
18 20 (0.097%) EMC NetWorker
19 18 (0.087%) Cisco CUCM
19 18 (0.087%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 2266 (10.98%) Oracle
2 2235 (10.83%) Microsoft
3 1325 (6.42%) SAP
4 585 (2.83%) VMware
5 559 (2.71%) IBM
6 539 (2.61%) Cisco
7 438 (2.12%) Citrix
8 427 (2.07%) HP
9 299 (1.45%) Red Hat
10 244 (1.18%) Informatica
11 229 (1.11%) Cognos
12 221 (1.07%) Sybase
13 163 (0.79%) Tableau
14 162 (0.78%) F5
15 156 (0.76%) CheckPoint
16 152 (0.74%) Hyperion
17 151 (0.73%) Adobe
18 149 (0.72%) Bloomberg
19 144 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
20 140 (0.68%) EMC
Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400 - £580.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
East London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hertfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Day rate £ DOE
Posted: 13 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive Day Rate 6 month contract
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £750 - £900 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £680.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Essex
Mason Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
South West London
First Point
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
LA International
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £590 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Modis International
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Rate: £800 - £900 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £700 to £900 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £700 - £860 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Surrey
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £475 - £525 Per Day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £520 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
Russell King Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour + n/a
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £600.00 - £750.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago