The first 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 9568 9958 11793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.38% 21.41% 22.29%
As % of the General category 50.01% 49.65% 50.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6280 6458 7780
Average daily rate
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£425 £433 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 209 194
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.95 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.50%
General Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
19134 20055 23521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.76% 43.11% 44.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12145 12617 14349
Average daily rate £438 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 515 581 684
Average hourly rate £20.55 £23.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.01 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Finance
UK

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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 5322 £475 +1.06% 1759
South East -1 1452 £378 -5.62% 485
South West 0 583 £396 +0.25% 230
North West -1 554 £401 +14.57% 242
Yorkshire -1 478 £375 +2.73% 168
East of England +1 473 £400 - 158
East Midlands -1 283 £425 +0.83% 107
West Midlands -1 272 £380 -5.00% 122
North East -6 68 £391 +11.78% 21
Midlands +4 20 £450 +12.50% 2
South Coast -7 2 - -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 4710 (24.12%) Banking
2 3201 (16.39%) SQL
3 2957 (15.14%) Project Management
4 2753 (14.10%) Oracle
5 2238 (11.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 2078 (10.64%) Microsoft
7 1836 (9.40%) Windows
8 1649 (8.45%) SQL Server
9 1604 (8.21%) Java
10 1562 (8.00%) PRINCE2
11 1552 (7.95%) MS Excel
12 1409 (7.22%) .NET
13 1373 (7.03%) Investment Banking
14 1348 (6.90%) SAP
15 1300 (6.66%) Degree
16 1294 (6.63%) Retail
17 1286 (6.59%) Business Analysis
18 1285 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
19 1276 (6.53%) Migration
20 1249 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
21 1226 (6.28%) UNIX
22 1162 (5.95%) ITIL
23 1158 (5.93%) C#
24 1103 (5.65%) Linux
25 1058 (5.42%) Change Management
26 1039 (5.32%) MS Office
27 1034 (5.30%) Telecoms
28 906 (4.64%) HTML
29 898 (4.60%) JavaScript
29 898 (4.60%) Risk Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 797 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 351 (1.80%) WebSphere
3 306 (1.57%) SAS
4 243 (1.24%) WebLogic
5 240 (1.23%) MS Exchange
6 216 (1.11%) CMS
7 184 (0.94%) IIS
8 174 (0.89%) Apache
9 158 (0.81%) Tomcat
10 144 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
11 124 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
12 112 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
13 107 (0.55%) Lync
14 103 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
15 82 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 80 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
17 78 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
18 71 (0.36%) MQSeries
19 65 (0.33%) IBM Notes
20 57 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1552 (7.95%) MS Excel
2 1039 (5.32%) MS Office
3 698 (3.57%) MS Project
4 588 (3.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 416 (2.13%) MS Visio
6 159 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
7 103 (0.53%) Photoshop
8 46 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
9 27 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 21 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
11 19 (0.097%) SPSS
12 15 (0.077%) Open Workbench
13 12 (0.061%) RoboHelp
13 12 (0.061%) InDesign
14 11 (0.056%) Adobe Captivate
14 11 (0.056%) PowerPivot
15 9 (0.046%) Fireworks
16 7 (0.036%) AutoCAD
16 7 (0.036%) Adobe After Effects
17 6 (0.031%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 372 (1.91%) Oracle EBS
2 342 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 264 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 237 (1.21%) Oracle Financials
5 198 (1.01%) Oracle General Ledger
5 198 (1.01%) Oracle Payables
6 194 (0.99%) SAP FI
7 184 (0.94%) Oracle Receivables
8 173 (0.89%) SAP CO
9 164 (0.84%) SAP FI/CO
10 148 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
11 142 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
12 135 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
13 104 (0.53%) Agresso
14 102 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
15 92 (0.47%) Cognos TM1
16 76 (0.39%) Markit EDM
17 70 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
18 66 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
19 60 (0.31%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 106 (0.54%) SaaS
2 69 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
4 32 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
4 32 (0.16%) Office 365
5 28 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 17 (0.087%) GitHub
6 17 (0.087%) IaaS
7 16 (0.082%) Force.com
8 15 (0.077%) PaaS
9 12 (0.061%) IBM SmartCloud
10 8 (0.041%) SuccessFactors
10 8 (0.041%) Taleo
11 7 (0.036%) Google Apps
12 5 (0.026%) IBM Blueworks
13 4 (0.020%) Amazon EMR
14 3 (0.015%) Jelastic
14 3 (0.015%) Google App Engine
15 2 (0.010%) Heroku
15 2 (0.010%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 433 (2.22%) Firewall
2 312 (1.60%) Internet
3 252 (1.29%) SAN
4 230 (1.18%) WAN
5 229 (1.17%) LAN
6 218 (1.12%) TCP/IP
7 204 (1.04%) DNS
8 174 (0.89%) Intranet
9 147 (0.75%) VPN
10 132 (0.68%) Network Security
11 127 (0.65%) HTTP
12 100 (0.51%) VoIP
13 85 (0.44%) FTP
14 82 (0.42%) Wireless
15 78 (0.40%) Multicast
16 76 (0.39%) LDAP
17 74 (0.38%) MPLS
18 72 (0.37%) DHCP
19 71 (0.36%) NAS
20 70 (0.36%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1649 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 841 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
3 593 (3.04%) Oracle Database
4 513 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 480 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 444 (2.27%) Relational Database
7 432 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
8 277 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
9 273 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 227 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
11 207 (1.06%) RDBMS
12 196 (1.00%) QlikView
13 192 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
14 187 (0.96%) DB2
15 170 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
16 158 (0.81%) MySQL
17 157 (0.80%) Oracle BI EE
18 154 (0.79%) Data Mining
19 153 (0.78%) MS Access
20 130 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 244 (1.25%) Selenium
2 242 (1.24%) Visual Studio
3 231 (1.18%) Subversion
3 231 (1.18%) JIRA
4 199 (1.02%) Maven
5 194 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 158 (0.81%) Git (software)
7 143 (0.73%) JUnit
8 123 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
9 121 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
10 114 (0.58%) Jenkins
11 110 (0.56%) Eclipse
12 98 (0.50%) Ant
13 97 (0.50%) Cucumber
14 81 (0.41%) TeamCity
15 78 (0.40%) LoadRunner
16 77 (0.39%) FitNesse
17 76 (0.39%) NUnit
18 69 (0.35%) WebDriver
19 59 (0.30%) SoapUI
General
1 4710 (24.12%) Banking
2 1373 (7.03%) Investment Banking
3 1294 (6.63%) Retail
4 1034 (5.30%) Telecoms
5 867 (4.44%) Financial Institution
6 713 (3.65%) Marketing
7 704 (3.61%) Front Office
8 566 (2.90%) Manufacturing
9 545 (2.79%) Legal
10 453 (2.32%) Retail Banking
11 407 (2.08%) Back Office
12 233 (1.19%) Advertising
13 232 (1.19%) Electronics
14 213 (1.09%) Billing
15 203 (1.04%) General Ledger
16 165 (0.85%) Law
17 117 (0.60%) Publishing
18 113 (0.58%) German Language
19 91 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
20 88 (0.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 5122 (26.23%) Analyst
2 3311 (16.96%) Developer
3 2686 (13.76%) Project Manager
4 2427 (12.43%) Business Analyst
5 1314 (6.73%) Consultant
6 1059 (5.42%) Architect
7 529 (2.71%) Java Developer
8 447 (2.29%) Programme Manager
9 446 (2.28%) Test Analyst
10 414 (2.12%) Senior Analyst
11 406 (2.08%) Support Analyst
12 397 (2.03%) Solutions Architect
13 389 (1.99%) Data Analyst
14 385 (1.97%) Administrator
15 360 (1.84%) .NET Developer
16 350 (1.79%) Senior Manager
17 336 (1.72%) C# Developer
18 289 (1.48%) Business Manager
19 270 (1.38%) Senior Developer
20 265 (1.36%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1409 (7.22%) .NET
2 906 (4.64%) HTML
3 697 (3.57%) XML
4 650 (3.33%) Web Services
5 638 (3.27%) CSS
6 529 (2.71%) ASP.NET
7 460 (2.36%) jQuery
8 401 (2.05%) Spring
9 400 (2.05%) HTML5
10 362 (1.85%) J2EE
11 357 (1.83%) Middleware
12 272 (1.39%) WCF
13 221 (1.13%) CSS3
14 217 (1.11%) Hibernate
15 215 (1.10%) Ajax
16 206 (1.06%) WPF
17 191 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
18 177 (0.91%) .NET Framework
18 177 (0.91%) SOAP
19 171 (0.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 564 (2.89%) Management Information System
2 468 (2.40%) Derivative
3 378 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 341 (1.75%) Fixed Income
5 337 (1.73%) Computer Science
6 309 (1.58%) Hedge funds
7 295 (1.51%) Credit Risk
8 240 (1.23%) Equities
9 226 (1.16%) DTV
10 220 (1.13%) Mainframe
10 220 (1.13%) Blackberry
11 216 (1.11%) PMI
12 190 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
13 178 (0.91%) Open Source
14 176 (0.90%) Mobile App
15 175 (0.90%) Mathematics
16 174 (0.89%) Clustering
17 171 (0.88%) NHS
18 161 (0.82%) Market Risk
19 144 (0.74%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1836 (9.40%) Windows
2 1226 (6.28%) UNIX
3 1103 (5.65%) Linux
4 481 (2.46%) Windows 7
5 347 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 339 (1.74%) Solaris
7 236 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 204 (1.04%) Windows XP
9 196 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 162 (0.83%) Apple iOS
11 159 (0.81%) Android
12 127 (0.65%) AIX
13 116 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
14 48 (0.25%) Windows 8
15 41 (0.21%) zOS
16 29 (0.15%) HPUX
17 28 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
18 27 (0.14%) CentOS
19 26 (0.13%) Windows 2000
20 24 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2957 (15.14%) Project Management
2 2238 (11.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 1562 (8.00%) PRINCE2
4 1286 (6.59%) Business Analysis
5 1285 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
6 1276 (6.53%) Migration
7 1249 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
8 1162 (5.95%) ITIL
9 1058 (5.42%) Change Management
10 898 (4.60%) Risk Management
11 872 (4.47%) User Acceptance Testing
12 732 (3.75%) Scrum
13 695 (3.56%) Programme Management
14 660 (3.38%) CRM
15 633 (3.24%) Data Modelling
16 610 (3.12%) TDD
17 587 (3.01%) Analytics
18 584 (2.99%) E-Commerce
19 565 (2.89%) Asset Management
20 562 (2.88%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3201 (16.39%) SQL
2 1604 (8.21%) Java
3 1158 (5.93%) C#
4 898 (4.60%) JavaScript
5 501 (2.57%) PL/SQL
6 422 (2.16%) VBA
7 377 (1.93%) T-SQL
8 375 (1.92%) C++
9 331 (1.70%) Python
10 308 (1.58%) Perl
11 284 (1.45%) C
12 255 (1.31%) Shell Script
13 225 (1.15%) PowerShell
14 184 (0.94%) VB
15 172 (0.88%) VB.NET
16 163 (0.83%) Ruby
17 157 (0.80%) Bash Shell
18 128 (0.66%) PHP
19 90 (0.46%) VBScript
20 82 (0.42%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1300 (6.66%) Degree
2 614 (3.14%) Security Cleared
3 449 (2.30%) ISEB
4 431 (2.21%) SC Cleared
5 396 (2.03%) PMI Certification
6 271 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 259 (1.33%) PMP
8 228 (1.17%) ISTQB
9 200 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
10 189 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
11 180 (0.92%) CISSP
12 175 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 169 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
14 132 (0.68%) CCNP
14 132 (0.68%) CIMA
15 115 (0.59%) ACCA
16 101 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 96 (0.49%) MCSE
18 89 (0.46%) CISM
19 87 (0.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 752 (3.85%) QA
2 283 (1.45%) SLA
3 161 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 125 (0.64%) Data Quality
5 96 (0.49%) ISO 9001
6 94 (0.48%) Solvency II
7 92 (0.47%) PCI DSS
8 87 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 86 (0.44%) Basel III
10 84 (0.43%) EMIR
11 81 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
12 63 (0.32%) COBIT
13 44 (0.23%) FATCA
14 41 (0.21%) COREP
15 39 (0.20%) Basel II
16 34 (0.17%) FINREP
17 28 (0.14%) P3O
18 25 (0.13%) MiFID
19 23 (0.12%) AIFMD
20 21 (0.11%) CRD IV
System Software
1 652 (3.34%) Active Directory
2 273 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 153 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
4 115 (0.59%) XenApp
5 70 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 69 (0.35%) Hyper-V
7 67 (0.34%) VMware ESX
8 56 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
9 53 (0.27%) vSphere
10 42 (0.22%) XenDesktop
11 31 (0.16%) NFS
12 28 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
13 27 (0.14%) vCloud
14 26 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 23 (0.12%) RACF
16 22 (0.11%) XenServer
17 19 (0.097%) ACF2
18 16 (0.082%) Terminal Services
18 16 (0.082%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
19 15 (0.077%) Xen
Systems Management
1 261 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
2 166 (0.85%) SCCM
3 118 (0.60%) Puppet
4 116 (0.59%) Tivoli
5 110 (0.56%) Control-M
6 77 (0.39%) NetBackup
7 71 (0.36%) Data Guard
8 70 (0.36%) SCOM
9 56 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
10 50 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 47 (0.24%) Nagios
12 36 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 33 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 32 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
15 29 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
16 26 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
17 24 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
17 24 (0.12%) BladeLogic
18 23 (0.12%) OpenView
19 19 (0.097%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2753 (14.10%) Oracle
2 2078 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 1348 (6.90%) SAP
4 564 (2.89%) IBM
5 495 (2.54%) HP
6 461 (2.36%) Citrix
7 450 (2.30%) VMware
8 433 (2.22%) Cisco
9 332 (1.70%) Business Objects
10 250 (1.28%) Cognos
11 235 (1.20%) Sybase
12 233 (1.19%) Red Hat
13 189 (0.97%) Informatica
14 179 (0.92%) Hyperion
15 158 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
16 149 (0.76%) CheckPoint
17 145 (0.74%) Remedy
18 143 (0.73%) Juniper
19 136 (0.70%) Sun
20 132 (0.68%) NetApp
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