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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 9774 9883 9322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.34% 20.89% 20.63%
As % of the General category 50.56% 50.54% 49.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6829 6555 6016
Average daily rate
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£425 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 171 202
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.81 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.15% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £10.53 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.03 £34.90 £49.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
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
19333 19554 18723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.25% 41.33% 41.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12856 12648 11259
Average daily rate £440 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 529 732
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.68 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.39% +2.22%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 5300 £470 -1.05% 1537
South East -3 1390 £398 -0.39% 417
North West 0 679 £375 +0.53% 206
South West -1 667 £414 +3.50% 186
Yorkshire 0 525 £380 +1.33% 159
East of England +1 454 £415 -2.35% 125
West Midlands 0 335 £350 -5.40% 97
East Midlands +3 279 £425 +32.81% 81
North East -3 100 £375 -6.25% 22
Midlands -6 13 £450 +24.13% 6
South Coast +5 1 £500 -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 4449 (22.75%) Banking
2 3226 (16.49%) SQL
3 2853 (14.59%) Agile Software Development
4 2781 (14.22%) Project Management
5 2589 (13.24%) Oracle
6 2234 (11.42%) Microsoft
7 2193 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 1852 (9.47%) Windows
9 1669 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
10 1603 (8.20%) MS Excel
11 1597 (8.17%) Java
12 1451 (7.42%) PRINCE2
13 1415 (7.23%) SQL Server
14 1379 (7.05%) .NET
15 1376 (7.04%) SAP
16 1326 (6.78%) Migration
17 1308 (6.69%) Retail
18 1266 (6.47%) Business Analysis
19 1247 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
20 1207 (6.17%) UNIX
21 1192 (6.09%) Degree
22 1191 (6.09%) C#
23 1186 (6.06%) Investment Banking
24 1105 (5.65%) ITIL
25 1098 (5.61%) Linux
26 1046 (5.35%) MS Office
27 1023 (5.23%) Change Management
28 1019 (5.21%) Telecoms
29 980 (5.01%) HTML
30 959 (4.90%) JavaScript

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 676 (3.46%) SharePoint
2 381 (1.95%) SAS
3 266 (1.36%) WebSphere
4 256 (1.31%) MS Exchange
5 238 (1.22%) WebLogic
6 202 (1.03%) CMS
7 174 (0.89%) IIS
8 168 (0.86%) Apache
9 161 (0.82%) Tomcat
10 132 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
11 123 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
12 104 (0.53%) Lync
13 93 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
14 87 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
15 84 (0.43%) JBoss
16 76 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
17 72 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 67 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
19 58 (0.30%) Confluence
20 56 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1603 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 1046 (5.35%) MS Office
3 618 (3.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 615 (3.14%) MS Project
5 418 (2.14%) MS Visio
6 161 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 120 (0.61%) Photoshop
8 64 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
9 25 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 23 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
11 20 (0.10%) InfoPath
12 18 (0.092%) SPSS
13 17 (0.087%) InDesign
14 13 (0.066%) Acrobat
15 11 (0.056%) PowerPivot
16 9 (0.046%) Open Workbench
17 5 (0.026%) Fireworks
18 4 (0.020%) Mathematica
19 3 (0.015%) RoboHelp
19 3 (0.015%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 380 (1.94%) Oracle EBS R12
2 367 (1.88%) Oracle EBS
3 292 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 225 (1.15%) Oracle Financials
5 210 (1.07%) Oracle General Ledger
6 198 (1.01%) Oracle Receivables
7 197 (1.01%) Oracle Payables
8 171 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
9 151 (0.77%) Agresso
9 151 (0.77%) SAP FI
10 121 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
11 111 (0.57%) Oracle Assets
12 110 (0.56%) SAP CO
13 108 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
14 105 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
15 93 (0.48%) SAP BPC
16 91 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
17 77 (0.39%) Markit EDM
18 65 (0.33%) Oracle Internet Expenses
19 64 (0.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 109 (0.56%) SaaS
2 57 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
4 42 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
5 39 (0.20%) Office 365
6 31 (0.16%) PaaS
7 28 (0.14%) Force.com
8 27 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
9 24 (0.12%) IaaS
10 22 (0.11%) GitHub
11 11 (0.056%) IBM Blueworks
12 10 (0.051%) Google Apps
13 7 (0.036%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.015%) Taleo
14 3 (0.015%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.015%) SuccessFactors
14 3 (0.015%) Google App Engine
14 3 (0.015%) Heroku
15 2 (0.010%) SoftLayer
16 1 (0.005%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 486 (2.48%) Firewall
2 294 (1.50%) WAN
3 278 (1.42%) Internet
4 272 (1.39%) TCP/IP
5 269 (1.38%) SAN
6 268 (1.37%) DNS
7 266 (1.36%) LAN
8 158 (0.81%) VPN
9 149 (0.76%) Network Security
10 130 (0.66%) HTTP
11 126 (0.64%) DHCP
12 114 (0.58%) Intranet
13 108 (0.55%) BGP
14 99 (0.51%) VoIP
15 90 (0.46%) MPLS
16 86 (0.44%) FTP
16 86 (0.44%) OSPF
17 81 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
18 79 (0.40%) Wireless
19 78 (0.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1415 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 835 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
3 505 (2.58%) Oracle Database
4 450 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 443 (2.26%) Relational Database
6 434 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 371 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
8 233 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
9 214 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 208 (1.06%) QlikView
11 204 (1.04%) MySQL
12 198 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
13 185 (0.95%) RDBMS
14 175 (0.89%) DB2
15 172 (0.88%) Big Data
16 159 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
17 148 (0.76%) OLAP
18 146 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
19 131 (0.67%) Data Mining
20 129 (0.66%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 301 (1.54%) JIRA
2 234 (1.20%) Subversion
3 218 (1.11%) Git (software)
4 198 (1.01%) Selenium
5 189 (0.97%) Visual Studio
6 179 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 175 (0.89%) Maven
8 132 (0.67%) NUnit
9 117 (0.60%) JUnit
10 97 (0.50%) Eclipse
11 96 (0.49%) Jenkins
12 92 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
13 88 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
14 82 (0.42%) Ant
15 80 (0.41%) TeamCity
16 77 (0.39%) Cucumber
17 64 (0.33%) WebDriver
18 59 (0.30%) Toad
19 49 (0.25%) Mockito
20 48 (0.25%) JMeter
General
1 4449 (22.75%) Banking
2 1308 (6.69%) Retail
3 1186 (6.06%) Investment Banking
4 1019 (5.21%) Telecoms
5 739 (3.78%) Financial Institution
6 730 (3.73%) Front Office
7 718 (3.67%) Marketing
8 617 (3.15%) Legal
9 501 (2.56%) Manufacturing
10 440 (2.25%) Retail Banking
11 339 (1.73%) Back Office
12 274 (1.40%) Advertising
13 253 (1.29%) Electronics
14 232 (1.19%) Billing
15 204 (1.04%) Law
16 183 (0.94%) General Ledger
17 96 (0.49%) Publishing
18 93 (0.48%) Games
19 88 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
20 87 (0.44%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5006 (25.59%) Analyst
2 3427 (17.52%) Developer
3 2530 (12.94%) Project Manager
4 2408 (12.31%) Business Analyst
5 1462 (7.47%) Consultant
6 1228 (6.28%) Architect
7 529 (2.70%) Java Developer
8 452 (2.31%) Support Analyst
9 426 (2.18%) Data Analyst
10 415 (2.12%) Solutions Architect
11 411 (2.10%) Senior Analyst
12 374 (1.91%) Programme Manager
13 368 (1.88%) Test Analyst
14 363 (1.86%) Administrator
15 350 (1.79%) .NET Developer
16 349 (1.78%) C# Developer
17 337 (1.72%) Senior Manager
18 290 (1.48%) Senior Developer
19 274 (1.40%) SQL Developer
20 264 (1.35%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1379 (7.05%) .NET
2 980 (5.01%) HTML
3 686 (3.51%) XML
4 633 (3.24%) CSS
5 593 (3.03%) Web Services
6 453 (2.32%) HTML5
7 434 (2.22%) ASP.NET
8 424 (2.17%) jQuery
9 382 (1.95%) Middleware
10 346 (1.77%) Spring
11 273 (1.40%) WCF
12 262 (1.34%) J2EE
13 233 (1.19%) AngularJS
14 228 (1.17%) CSS3
15 224 (1.15%) .NET Framework
16 199 (1.02%) SOAP
17 193 (0.99%) WPF
18 188 (0.96%) REST
19 181 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
20 158 (0.81%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 1669 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
2 547 (2.80%) Management Information System
3 457 (2.34%) Derivative
4 407 (2.08%) User Experience
5 394 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 345 (1.76%) Computer Science
7 319 (1.63%) Fixed Income
8 267 (1.37%) Credit Risk
9 247 (1.26%) DTV
10 245 (1.25%) Equities
11 228 (1.17%) Mainframe
12 213 (1.09%) Blackberry
13 202 (1.03%) Mobile App
14 201 (1.03%) Hedge funds
15 188 (0.96%) Data Structures
16 187 (0.96%) Open Source
17 185 (0.95%) Mathematics
18 173 (0.88%) Clustering
19 160 (0.82%) PMI
19 160 (0.82%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1852 (9.47%) Windows
2 1207 (6.17%) UNIX
3 1098 (5.61%) Linux
4 515 (2.63%) Windows 7
5 358 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 272 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 260 (1.33%) Solaris
8 209 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 207 (1.06%) Windows XP
10 175 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 174 (0.89%) Apple iOS
12 152 (0.78%) Android
13 110 (0.56%) AIX
14 60 (0.31%) zOS
15 56 (0.29%) Windows 8
16 55 (0.28%) CentOS
17 40 (0.20%) SUSE
18 35 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
19 33 (0.17%) Windows Vista
20 32 (0.16%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2853 (14.59%) Agile Software Development
2 2781 (14.22%) Project Management
3 2193 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 1451 (7.42%) PRINCE2
5 1326 (6.78%) Migration
6 1266 (6.47%) Business Analysis
7 1247 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
8 1105 (5.65%) ITIL
9 1023 (5.23%) Change Management
10 891 (4.56%) User Acceptance Testing
11 829 (4.24%) Scrum
12 792 (4.05%) Risk Management
13 713 (3.65%) Data Modelling
14 691 (3.53%) Programme Management
15 674 (3.45%) TDD
16 661 (3.38%) Analytics
17 632 (3.23%) ETL
18 595 (3.04%) CRM
19 561 (2.87%) Data Analysis
20 558 (2.85%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3226 (16.49%) SQL
2 1597 (8.17%) Java
3 1191 (6.09%) C#
4 959 (4.90%) JavaScript
5 468 (2.39%) PL/SQL
6 405 (2.07%) C++
7 390 (1.99%) VBA
8 378 (1.93%) T-SQL
9 365 (1.87%) Python
10 321 (1.64%) Perl
11 260 (1.33%) Shell Script
12 243 (1.24%) C
13 206 (1.05%) PowerShell
14 184 (0.94%) VB
15 160 (0.82%) PHP
16 146 (0.75%) Ruby
17 126 (0.64%) VB.NET
18 124 (0.63%) Bash Shell
19 93 (0.48%) VBScript
20 76 (0.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1192 (6.09%) Degree
2 630 (3.22%) Security Cleared
3 403 (2.06%) ISEB
4 386 (1.97%) SC Cleared
5 322 (1.65%) PMI Certification
6 230 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 218 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
8 215 (1.10%) PMP
9 186 (0.95%) CISSP
10 178 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
11 159 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 157 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
13 142 (0.73%) CIMA
14 140 (0.72%) ACCA
15 126 (0.64%) CCNP
16 118 (0.60%) ISTQB
17 99 (0.51%) MCSE
18 95 (0.49%) CISM
19 92 (0.47%) DV Cleared
20 89 (0.46%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 725 (3.71%) QA
2 279 (1.43%) SLA
3 140 (0.72%) Solvency II
4 134 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 124 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 119 (0.61%) PCI DSS
7 116 (0.59%) Data Quality
8 75 (0.38%) ISO 9001
9 69 (0.35%) Basel III
10 58 (0.30%) EMIR
11 57 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
12 52 (0.27%) COBIT
12 52 (0.27%) GAAP
13 49 (0.25%) Basel II
14 39 (0.20%) FATCA
14 39 (0.20%) COREP
15 34 (0.17%) P3O
16 30 (0.15%) FINREP
17 20 (0.10%) MiFID
18 15 (0.077%) CRD IV
System Software
1 750 (3.83%) Active Directory
2 309 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (0.62%) XenApp
4 113 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
5 97 (0.50%) VMware ESX
6 91 (0.47%) vSphere
7 77 (0.39%) Hyper-V
8 73 (0.37%) XenDesktop
9 60 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
10 45 (0.23%) NFS
11 44 (0.22%) ACF2
12 36 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
12 36 (0.18%) RACF
13 34 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 30 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
15 22 (0.11%) ProxySG
16 21 (0.11%) Xen
17 18 (0.092%) ISA Server
18 17 (0.087%) Terminal Services
18 17 (0.087%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 278 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
2 213 (1.09%) SCCM
3 148 (0.76%) Control-M
4 111 (0.57%) Puppet
5 90 (0.46%) Tivoli
6 82 (0.42%) SCOM
7 73 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
8 57 (0.29%) NetBackup
9 54 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 41 (0.21%) Data Guard
11 36 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Management
12 31 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
13 30 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
13 30 (0.15%) OpenView
14 28 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 24 (0.12%) HP SIM
16 23 (0.12%) Nagios
16 23 (0.12%) WSUS
17 22 (0.11%) Backup Exec
18 19 (0.097%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 2589 (13.24%) Oracle
2 2234 (11.42%) Microsoft
3 1376 (7.04%) SAP
4 594 (3.04%) Cisco
5 555 (2.84%) VMware
6 507 (2.59%) IBM
6 507 (2.59%) Citrix
7 472 (2.41%) HP
8 308 (1.57%) Business Objects
9 255 (1.30%) Sybase
10 237 (1.21%) Cognos
11 234 (1.20%) Red Hat
12 221 (1.13%) CheckPoint
13 206 (1.05%) Informatica
14 189 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
15 181 (0.93%) Remedy
16 165 (0.84%) Juniper
16 165 (0.84%) F5
17 163 (0.83%) Adobe
18 143 (0.73%) Sun
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