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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 9770 10336 11989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.75% 21.41% 22.19%
As % of the General category 48.32% 50.27% 50.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6571 6773 7843
Average daily rate
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£425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 209 235
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £12.24 £12.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £48.40 £46.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -9.09%
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
20219 20562 23923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.79% 42.58% 44.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12601 13090 14502
Average daily rate £438 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 546 700
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £26.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% -15.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.01 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.58%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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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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 5477 £470 +4.44% 1676
South East -1 1371 £388 -6.06% 446
South West +1 704 £400 - 195
North West -1 562 £400 +7.31% 274
East of England -2 469 £413 +3.12% 175
Yorkshire -1 444 £396 +5.60% 192
West Midlands -1 303 £375 -3.53% 127
East Midlands 0 292 £425 +13.33% 70
North East -12 68 £350 -12.50% 18
Midlands -9 16 £425 +13.33% 5
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 4496 (23.18%) Banking
2 3170 (16.34%) SQL
3 2849 (14.69%) Project Management
4 2798 (14.42%) Oracle
5 2695 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
6 2173 (11.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 2103 (10.84%) Microsoft
8 1881 (9.70%) Windows
9 1686 (8.69%) Analytical Skills
10 1601 (8.25%) Java
11 1548 (7.98%) MS Excel
12 1524 (7.86%) SQL Server
13 1484 (7.65%) PRINCE2
14 1384 (7.13%) SAP
15 1349 (6.95%) .NET
16 1330 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
17 1309 (6.75%) Migration
18 1304 (6.72%) Investment Banking
19 1269 (6.54%) Business Analysis
20 1248 (6.43%) Degree
21 1247 (6.43%) Retail
22 1242 (6.40%) UNIX
23 1155 (5.95%) Linux
24 1154 (5.95%) C#
25 1057 (5.45%) ITIL
26 1043 (5.38%) Telecoms
27 1011 (5.21%) MS Office
28 1005 (5.18%) Change Management
29 922 (4.75%) HTML
30 900 (4.64%) JavaScript

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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
1 789 (4.07%) SharePoint
2 329 (1.70%) WebSphere
3 318 (1.64%) SAS
4 265 (1.37%) WebLogic
5 251 (1.29%) MS Exchange
6 228 (1.18%) CMS
7 186 (0.96%) Tomcat
8 178 (0.92%) IIS
9 168 (0.87%) Apache
10 161 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
11 131 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
12 106 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
13 97 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
14 90 (0.46%) Lync
15 81 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
16 80 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
17 72 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 69 (0.36%) IBM Notes
19 64 (0.33%) MQSeries
20 56 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1548 (7.98%) MS Excel
2 1011 (5.21%) MS Office
3 681 (3.51%) MS Project
4 605 (3.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 430 (2.22%) MS Visio
6 171 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
7 100 (0.52%) Photoshop
8 50 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
9 29 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 24 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
11 16 (0.082%) SPSS
12 14 (0.072%) InDesign
13 11 (0.057%) PowerPivot
13 11 (0.057%) Open Workbench
14 9 (0.046%) RoboHelp
14 9 (0.046%) Fireworks
15 8 (0.041%) AutoCAD
16 6 (0.031%) Adobe After Effects
16 6 (0.031%) Adobe Captivate
16 6 (0.031%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 415 (2.14%) Oracle EBS
2 397 (2.05%) Oracle EBS R12
3 329 (1.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 243 (1.25%) Oracle Financials
5 235 (1.21%) Oracle General Ledger
6 226 (1.16%) Oracle Payables
7 218 (1.12%) Oracle Receivables
8 161 (0.83%) SAP FI
9 152 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
10 150 (0.77%) SAP CO
11 148 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
12 142 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
13 137 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
14 126 (0.65%) Oracle Assets
15 121 (0.62%) Agresso
16 90 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
17 78 (0.40%) Cognos TM1
18 76 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
18 76 (0.39%) Oracle Internet Expenses
19 74 (0.38%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 121 (0.62%) SaaS
2 70 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
4 35 (0.18%) Office 365
5 33 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
5 33 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
6 29 (0.15%) PaaS
7 25 (0.13%) IaaS
8 21 (0.11%) GitHub
9 16 (0.082%) Force.com
10 13 (0.067%) IBM SmartCloud
11 8 (0.041%) IBM Blueworks
11 8 (0.041%) Google Apps
12 6 (0.031%) SuccessFactors
13 5 (0.026%) Taleo
14 4 (0.021%) Amazon EMR
15 3 (0.015%) Google App Engine
16 2 (0.010%) Heroku
16 2 (0.010%) Responsys
17 1 (0.005%) CheetahMail
Communications & Networking
1 472 (2.43%) Firewall
2 319 (1.64%) Internet
3 253 (1.30%) WAN
4 244 (1.26%) SAN
5 236 (1.22%) LAN
6 235 (1.21%) DNS
7 234 (1.21%) TCP/IP
8 168 (0.87%) VPN
9 167 (0.86%) Intranet
10 135 (0.70%) HTTP
11 129 (0.66%) Network Security
12 99 (0.51%) SSL
13 89 (0.46%) DHCP
14 86 (0.44%) VoIP
15 83 (0.43%) BGP
16 82 (0.42%) Multicast
17 80 (0.41%) LDAP
18 78 (0.40%) Wireless
19 76 (0.39%) FTP
20 69 (0.36%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1524 (7.86%) SQL Server
2 804 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
3 585 (3.02%) Oracle Database
4 457 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 433 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 399 (2.06%) Relational Database
7 394 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
8 276 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
9 243 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 203 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
11 196 (1.01%) QlikView
12 191 (0.98%) MySQL
13 179 (0.92%) RDBMS
14 177 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
15 176 (0.91%) DB2
16 156 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
17 155 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
18 153 (0.79%) Data Mining
19 148 (0.76%) MS Access
20 136 (0.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 272 (1.40%) JIRA
2 241 (1.24%) Subversion
3 236 (1.22%) Selenium
4 203 (1.05%) Visual Studio
5 195 (1.01%) Git (software)
6 180 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 178 (0.92%) Maven
8 135 (0.70%) JUnit
9 132 (0.68%) Eclipse
10 119 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
11 115 (0.59%) QuickTest Pro
12 102 (0.53%) Cucumber
12 102 (0.53%) Jenkins
13 97 (0.50%) NUnit
14 86 (0.44%) TeamCity
15 72 (0.37%) Ant
16 69 (0.36%) WebDriver
17 65 (0.34%) FitNesse
18 63 (0.32%) LoadRunner
19 56 (0.29%) Toad
General
1 4496 (23.18%) Banking
2 1304 (6.72%) Investment Banking
3 1247 (6.43%) Retail
4 1043 (5.38%) Telecoms
5 851 (4.39%) Financial Institution
6 774 (3.99%) Marketing
7 726 (3.74%) Front Office
8 582 (3.00%) Manufacturing
9 543 (2.80%) Legal
10 398 (2.05%) Retail Banking
11 358 (1.85%) Back Office
12 289 (1.49%) Electronics
13 258 (1.33%) Advertising
14 226 (1.16%) Billing
15 219 (1.13%) General Ledger
16 161 (0.83%) Law
17 122 (0.63%) Publishing
18 104 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
19 80 (0.41%) Local Government
20 78 (0.40%) Games
Job Titles
1 5045 (26.01%) Analyst
2 3293 (16.97%) Developer
3 2569 (13.24%) Project Manager
4 2369 (12.21%) Business Analyst
5 1424 (7.34%) Consultant
6 1113 (5.74%) Architect
7 541 (2.79%) Java Developer
8 430 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
9 425 (2.19%) Support Analyst
9 425 (2.19%) Senior Analyst
10 405 (2.09%) Data Analyst
11 399 (2.06%) Programme Manager
12 392 (2.02%) Test Analyst
13 383 (1.97%) Administrator
14 351 (1.81%) .NET Developer
15 325 (1.68%) Senior Manager
16 303 (1.56%) C# Developer
17 271 (1.40%) PMO Analyst
18 264 (1.36%) Senior Developer
19 253 (1.30%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1349 (6.95%) .NET
2 922 (4.75%) HTML
3 701 (3.61%) XML
4 647 (3.34%) CSS
5 624 (3.22%) Web Services
6 528 (2.72%) ASP.NET
7 434 (2.24%) jQuery
8 398 (2.05%) HTML5
9 393 (2.03%) Spring
10 379 (1.95%) Middleware
11 361 (1.86%) J2EE
12 277 (1.43%) WCF
13 223 (1.15%) CSS3
14 213 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
14 213 (1.10%) Hibernate
15 207 (1.07%) Ajax
16 195 (1.01%) .NET Framework
17 193 (0.99%) AngularJS
18 181 (0.93%) WPF
19 175 (0.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1686 (8.69%) Analytical Skills
2 566 (2.92%) Management Information System
3 427 (2.20%) Derivative
4 366 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 358 (1.85%) User Experience
6 341 (1.76%) Fixed Income
7 340 (1.75%) Computer Science
8 327 (1.69%) Hedge funds
9 283 (1.46%) DTV
10 266 (1.37%) Credit Risk
11 235 (1.21%) Mainframe
12 223 (1.15%) Blackberry
13 208 (1.07%) Open Source
14 206 (1.06%) Equities
15 200 (1.03%) Mobile App
16 184 (0.95%) PMI
17 174 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
18 172 (0.89%) Clustering
19 164 (0.85%) Mathematics
20 157 (0.81%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1881 (9.70%) Windows
2 1242 (6.40%) UNIX
3 1155 (5.95%) Linux
4 506 (2.61%) Windows 7
5 339 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 319 (1.64%) Solaris
7 241 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 200 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 183 (0.94%) Windows XP
10 155 (0.80%) Apple iOS
11 134 (0.69%) Android
12 129 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
13 111 (0.57%) AIX
14 46 (0.24%) Windows 8
15 45 (0.23%) zOS
16 37 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
17 31 (0.16%) Mac OS X
17 31 (0.16%) HPUX
18 30 (0.15%) Windows 2000
19 27 (0.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2849 (14.69%) Project Management
2 2695 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
3 2173 (11.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 1484 (7.65%) PRINCE2
5 1330 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
6 1309 (6.75%) Migration
7 1269 (6.54%) Business Analysis
8 1057 (5.45%) ITIL
9 1005 (5.18%) Change Management
10 879 (4.53%) Risk Management
11 861 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
12 765 (3.94%) Scrum
13 748 (3.86%) Programme Management
14 648 (3.34%) TDD
15 627 (3.23%) Data Modelling
16 621 (3.20%) CRM
17 588 (3.03%) Analytics
18 575 (2.96%) ETL
19 570 (2.94%) Data Analysis
20 547 (2.82%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3170 (16.34%) SQL
2 1601 (8.25%) Java
3 1154 (5.95%) C#
4 900 (4.64%) JavaScript
5 484 (2.49%) PL/SQL
6 404 (2.08%) C++
7 396 (2.04%) VBA
8 392 (2.02%) T-SQL
9 361 (1.86%) Python
10 315 (1.62%) Perl
11 275 (1.42%) C
12 246 (1.27%) PowerShell
13 240 (1.24%) Shell Script
14 183 (0.94%) VB
15 174 (0.90%) Ruby
16 155 (0.80%) Bash Shell
17 137 (0.71%) PHP
18 131 (0.68%) VB.NET
19 96 (0.49%) Scala
20 87 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1248 (6.43%) Degree
2 619 (3.19%) Security Cleared
3 435 (2.24%) ISEB
4 417 (2.15%) SC Cleared
5 345 (1.78%) PMI Certification
6 252 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 235 (1.21%) PMP
8 198 (1.02%) CISSP
8 198 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
9 194 (1.00%) ISTQB
10 185 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 178 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 166 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
13 143 (0.74%) CIMA
14 132 (0.68%) ACCA
15 118 (0.61%) CCNP
16 95 (0.49%) MCSE
17 91 (0.47%) CISM
18 85 (0.44%) DV Cleared
19 82 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 715 (3.69%) QA
2 260 (1.34%) SLA
3 154 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 131 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 111 (0.57%) PCI DSS
6 107 (0.55%) Solvency II
7 102 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 89 (0.46%) ISO 9001
9 76 (0.39%) Basel III
10 69 (0.36%) EMIR
11 65 (0.34%) COBIT
12 60 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
13 37 (0.19%) FATCA
14 36 (0.19%) Basel II
15 32 (0.16%) COREP
16 26 (0.13%) FINREP
17 25 (0.13%) P3O
18 21 (0.11%) MiFID
19 19 (0.098%) GAAP
20 18 (0.093%) AIFMD
System Software
1 724 (3.73%) Active Directory
2 305 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 157 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
4 112 (0.58%) XenApp
5 68 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 68 (0.35%) VMware ESX
6 64 (0.33%) vSphere
7 62 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
8 50 (0.26%) XenDesktop
9 49 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
10 35 (0.18%) NFS
11 31 (0.16%) ACF2
12 29 (0.15%) RACF
13 28 (0.14%) ProxySG
14 27 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 24 (0.12%) vCloud
16 22 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
17 19 (0.098%) ISA Server
17 19 (0.098%) Terminal Services
18 16 (0.082%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 280 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
2 193 (0.99%) SCCM
3 125 (0.64%) Control-M
4 120 (0.62%) Puppet
5 85 (0.44%) Tivoli
6 80 (0.41%) NetBackup
6 80 (0.41%) SCOM
7 69 (0.36%) Data Guard
8 60 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
9 57 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 44 (0.23%) Nagios
11 41 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
12 39 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
13 35 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 28 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
15 26 (0.13%) OpenView
16 25 (0.13%) Backup Exec
17 23 (0.12%) BladeLogic
17 23 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
18 21 (0.11%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 2798 (14.42%) Oracle
2 2103 (10.84%) Microsoft
3 1384 (7.13%) SAP
4 542 (2.79%) IBM
5 514 (2.65%) Citrix
6 506 (2.61%) VMware
7 496 (2.56%) HP
8 479 (2.47%) Cisco
9 311 (1.60%) Business Objects
10 251 (1.29%) Sybase
11 234 (1.21%) Red Hat
12 231 (1.19%) Cognos
13 223 (1.15%) Informatica
14 199 (1.03%) CheckPoint
15 175 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
15 175 (0.90%) Remedy
16 168 (0.87%) Hyperion
17 160 (0.82%) Juniper
18 149 (0.77%) Sun
19 130 (0.67%) F5
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £439 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £325 - £375 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Northamptonshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Advantage XPO
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Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sanderson
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Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
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