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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 9383 8987 8225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.29% 20.00% 20.25%
As % of the General category 51.97% 50.16% 47.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6310 5775 5484
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £288
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 116 171 127
Average hourly rate £17.87 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.64 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.40 £42.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+4.93% -20.00%
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
18053 17916 17184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 39.03% 39.87% 42.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 11446 11117 10726
Average daily rate £440 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 560 557
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.93 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -9.00%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 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
London 0 4889 £450 -5.26% 1910
South East 0 1452 £410 +2.50% 515
North West +2 744 £400 +6.66% 270
South West 0 623 £420 +5.00% 274
Yorkshire 0 554 £385 +10.00% 217
East of England -2 352 £400 -3.03% 148
West Midlands -2 325 £400 +9.21% 185
East Midlands +1 317 £425 +6.25% 114
North East +5 72 £375 +53.06% 46
Midlands -1 16 £413 -5.71% 2
South Coast +2 3 £675 -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 4491 (23.34%) Banking
2 3065 (15.93%) SQL
3 2790 (14.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2707 (14.07%) Project Management
5 2350 (12.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 2225 (11.56%) Oracle
7 2105 (10.94%) Microsoft
8 1717 (8.92%) Windows
9 1710 (8.89%) Java
10 1598 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
11 1540 (8.00%) MS Excel
12 1455 (7.56%) PRINCE2
13 1417 (7.36%) SQL Server
14 1378 (7.16%) .NET
15 1269 (6.59%) Migration
16 1261 (6.55%) SAP
17 1246 (6.47%) Retail
18 1237 (6.43%) Business Analysis
19 1236 (6.42%) Degree
20 1193 (6.20%) C#
21 1180 (6.13%) Business Intelligence
22 1158 (6.02%) ITIL
23 1146 (5.96%) Investment Banking
24 1089 (5.66%) UNIX
25 1023 (5.32%) Linux
26 995 (5.17%) HTML
27 989 (5.14%) MS Office
28 987 (5.13%) Change Management
29 983 (5.11%) JavaScript
30 937 (4.87%) Telecoms

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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
1 661 (3.43%) SharePoint
2 367 (1.91%) SAS
3 265 (1.38%) WebSphere
4 212 (1.10%) MS Exchange
5 195 (1.01%) WebLogic
6 170 (0.88%) IIS
7 155 (0.81%) Apache
8 151 (0.78%) CMS
9 140 (0.73%) Tomcat
10 102 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
11 98 (0.51%) JBoss
12 89 (0.46%) Lync
13 83 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
13 83 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 83 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
14 80 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
15 73 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
16 71 (0.37%) TIBCO EMS
17 64 (0.33%) Confluence
18 61 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1540 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 989 (5.14%) MS Office
3 650 (3.38%) MS Project
4 607 (3.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 422 (2.19%) MS Visio
6 145 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 95 (0.49%) Photoshop
8 50 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
9 27 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 20 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
11 19 (0.099%) SPSS
12 15 (0.078%) Acrobat
13 14 (0.073%) InDesign
13 14 (0.073%) PowerPivot
14 9 (0.047%) InfoPath
15 8 (0.042%) FrameMaker
16 7 (0.036%) Open Workbench
17 6 (0.031%) RoboHelp
18 5 (0.026%) Shockwave
19 3 (0.016%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 361 (1.88%) Oracle EBS R12
2 284 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
3 256 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 205 (1.07%) Oracle Financials
5 184 (0.96%) SAP FI
5 184 (0.96%) Oracle General Ledger
6 164 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
7 159 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
8 147 (0.76%) Agresso
9 141 (0.73%) Oracle Receivables
10 132 (0.69%) SAP FI/CO
10 132 (0.69%) SAP CO
11 116 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
12 95 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
13 86 (0.45%) Markit EDM
14 79 (0.41%) SAP ERP
15 74 (0.38%) SAP BPC
16 69 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
17 64 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
17 64 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 109 (0.57%) SaaS
2 53 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (0.24%) Office 365
4 44 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
5 39 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
6 29 (0.15%) Force.com
6 29 (0.15%) PaaS
7 25 (0.13%) IaaS
8 21 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
9 20 (0.10%) IBM Blueworks
10 19 (0.099%) GitHub
11 13 (0.068%) Amazon S3
12 11 (0.057%) SuccessFactors
13 5 (0.026%) Taleo
14 3 (0.016%) Google Apps
15 2 (0.010%) Heroku
15 2 (0.010%) CheetahMail
15 2 (0.010%) Pure360
15 2 (0.010%) SoftLayer
15 2 (0.010%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 438 (2.28%) Firewall
2 276 (1.43%) Internet
3 256 (1.33%) WAN
4 254 (1.32%) TCP/IP
5 248 (1.29%) SAN
6 245 (1.27%) LAN
7 198 (1.03%) DNS
8 179 (0.93%) Network Security
9 135 (0.70%) VPN
10 111 (0.58%) HTTP
11 110 (0.57%) BGP
12 108 (0.56%) Intranet
13 106 (0.55%) DHCP
14 105 (0.55%) MPLS
15 94 (0.49%) VoIP
16 84 (0.44%) Wireless
17 80 (0.42%) Multicast
18 79 (0.41%) OSPF
19 78 (0.41%) LDAP
20 76 (0.39%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1417 (7.36%) SQL Server
2 801 (4.16%) Data Warehouse
3 487 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 465 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 441 (2.29%) Relational Database
6 383 (1.99%) Oracle Database
7 316 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 212 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 209 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
10 201 (1.04%) QlikView
11 190 (0.99%) Big Data
12 169 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
13 165 (0.86%) DB2
14 164 (0.85%) MySQL
15 162 (0.84%) RDBMS
16 149 (0.77%) Hadoop
17 138 (0.72%) Data Mining
18 137 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
19 128 (0.67%) OLAP
20 126 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 293 (1.52%) JIRA
2 203 (1.05%) Git (software)
3 200 (1.04%) Subversion
4 187 (0.97%) Maven
5 181 (0.94%) Selenium
6 172 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 161 (0.84%) Visual Studio
8 119 (0.62%) JUnit
9 116 (0.60%) NUnit
10 111 (0.58%) Jenkins
11 94 (0.49%) TeamCity
12 93 (0.48%) QuickTest Pro
13 92 (0.48%) Ant
14 89 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
15 66 (0.34%) Cucumber
16 57 (0.30%) WebDriver
17 56 (0.29%) Eclipse
18 53 (0.28%) Toad
19 49 (0.25%) Axure RP
20 47 (0.24%) Mockito
General
1 4491 (23.34%) Banking
2 1246 (6.47%) Retail
3 1146 (5.96%) Investment Banking
4 937 (4.87%) Telecoms
5 690 (3.59%) Front Office
6 668 (3.47%) Marketing
7 624 (3.24%) Financial Institution
8 592 (3.08%) Legal
9 461 (2.40%) Retail Banking
10 432 (2.24%) Manufacturing
11 326 (1.69%) Back Office
12 262 (1.36%) Advertising
13 242 (1.26%) Electronics
14 226 (1.17%) Law
15 201 (1.04%) Billing
16 186 (0.97%) General Ledger
17 108 (0.56%) Games
18 97 (0.50%) Publishing
19 85 (0.44%) Automotive
20 84 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4930 (25.62%) Analyst
2 3420 (17.77%) Developer
3 2516 (13.07%) Project Manager
4 2443 (12.69%) Business Analyst
5 1391 (7.23%) Consultant
6 1175 (6.11%) Architect
7 577 (3.00%) Java Developer
8 437 (2.27%) Data Analyst
9 401 (2.08%) Test Analyst
10 397 (2.06%) Solutions Architect
11 384 (2.00%) Senior Analyst
12 382 (1.99%) Programme Manager
13 379 (1.97%) Support Analyst
14 368 (1.91%) C# Developer
15 366 (1.90%) Administrator
16 352 (1.83%) Senior Manager
17 327 (1.70%) .NET Developer
18 325 (1.69%) Senior Developer
19 275 (1.43%) Test Manager
20 266 (1.38%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1378 (7.16%) .NET
2 995 (5.17%) HTML
3 657 (3.41%) XML
4 620 (3.22%) CSS
5 607 (3.15%) Web Services
6 487 (2.53%) HTML5
7 417 (2.17%) jQuery
8 392 (2.04%) ASP.NET
9 356 (1.85%) Middleware
10 348 (1.81%) Spring
11 300 (1.56%) AngularJS
12 272 (1.41%) WCF
13 254 (1.32%) .NET Framework
14 250 (1.30%) J2EE
15 232 (1.21%) SOAP
16 220 (1.14%) CSS3
17 202 (1.05%) WPF
18 187 (0.97%) REST
19 171 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC
20 150 (0.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1598 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
2 505 (2.62%) Management Information System
3 442 (2.30%) Derivative
4 421 (2.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 402 (2.09%) User Experience
6 346 (1.80%) Computer Science
7 331 (1.72%) Fixed Income
8 282 (1.47%) Equities
9 231 (1.20%) DTV
10 224 (1.16%) Credit Risk
11 209 (1.09%) Mobile App
12 198 (1.03%) Mainframe
13 195 (1.01%) Blackberry
14 178 (0.92%) Mathematics
15 163 (0.85%) Clustering
16 150 (0.78%) Open Source
17 148 (0.77%) Data Integration
18 143 (0.74%) Visualisation
19 140 (0.73%) NHS
20 138 (0.72%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1717 (8.92%) Windows
2 1089 (5.66%) UNIX
3 1023 (5.32%) Linux
4 453 (2.35%) Windows 7
5 377 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 263 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 250 (1.30%) Solaris
8 203 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 192 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 181 (0.94%) Windows XP
11 169 (0.88%) Apple iOS
12 142 (0.74%) Android
13 132 (0.69%) AIX
14 53 (0.28%) zOS
15 52 (0.27%) Windows 8
16 46 (0.24%) CentOS
17 40 (0.21%) Windows Vista
18 39 (0.20%) SUSE
19 35 (0.18%) Mac OS X
20 33 (0.17%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2790 (14.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2707 (14.07%) Project Management
3 2350 (12.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 1455 (7.56%) PRINCE2
5 1269 (6.59%) Migration
6 1237 (6.43%) Business Analysis
7 1180 (6.13%) Business Intelligence
8 1158 (6.02%) ITIL
9 987 (5.13%) Change Management
10 833 (4.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 819 (4.26%) Scrum
12 742 (3.86%) Risk Management
13 723 (3.76%) Data Modelling
14 699 (3.63%) Programme Management
15 679 (3.53%) CRM
16 661 (3.43%) TDD
17 645 (3.35%) ETL
18 610 (3.17%) Analytics
19 541 (2.81%) Data Analysis
20 539 (2.80%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3065 (15.93%) SQL
2 1710 (8.89%) Java
3 1193 (6.20%) C#
4 983 (5.11%) JavaScript
5 436 (2.27%) PL/SQL
6 396 (2.06%) C++
7 393 (2.04%) VBA
8 352 (1.83%) Python
9 333 (1.73%) T-SQL
10 283 (1.47%) Perl
11 259 (1.35%) C
12 250 (1.30%) Shell Script
13 198 (1.03%) PowerShell
14 167 (0.87%) VB
15 153 (0.80%) PHP
16 137 (0.71%) VB.NET
17 116 (0.60%) Ruby
18 98 (0.51%) VBScript
19 94 (0.49%) Bash Shell
20 86 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1236 (6.42%) Degree
2 658 (3.42%) Security Cleared
3 451 (2.34%) SC Cleared
4 409 (2.13%) ISEB
5 405 (2.10%) VCP4
6 321 (1.67%) PMI Certification
7 247 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 234 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
9 223 (1.16%) PMP
10 159 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 159 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 156 (0.81%) CISSP
12 154 (0.80%) ISTQB
13 145 (0.75%) CCNP
14 142 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
15 107 (0.56%) CIMA
16 106 (0.55%) ACCA
17 98 (0.51%) CCNA
18 94 (0.49%) DV Cleared
19 92 (0.48%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 752 (3.91%) QA
2 329 (1.71%) SLA
3 157 (0.82%) Solvency II
4 111 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 104 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 103 (0.54%) Data Quality
7 101 (0.52%) PCI DSS
8 64 (0.33%) ISO 9001
9 61 (0.32%) GAAP
10 57 (0.30%) Basel III
10 57 (0.30%) EMIR
11 51 (0.27%) Basel II
12 46 (0.24%) FATCA
13 45 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
13 45 (0.23%) COBIT
14 38 (0.20%) COREP
15 37 (0.19%) P3O
16 28 (0.15%) FINREP
17 19 (0.099%) MiFID
18 15 (0.078%) CRD IV
System Software
1 623 (3.24%) Active Directory
2 302 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 115 (0.60%) XenApp
4 103 (0.54%) vSphere
5 90 (0.47%) VMware ESX
6 82 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
7 73 (0.38%) XenDesktop
8 65 (0.34%) Hyper-V
9 62 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
10 43 (0.22%) NFS
11 38 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 34 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
13 31 (0.16%) RACF
14 30 (0.16%) ACF2
15 26 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
16 18 (0.094%) ISA Server
16 18 (0.094%) Terminal Services
17 17 (0.088%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 15 (0.078%) KVM
19 14 (0.073%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 265 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
2 184 (0.96%) SCCM
3 128 (0.67%) Control-M
4 97 (0.50%) Puppet
5 62 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
6 59 (0.31%) SCOM
7 52 (0.27%) Tivoli
8 36 (0.19%) NetBackup
8 36 (0.19%) Data Guard
9 29 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 28 (0.15%) OpenView
11 22 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
12 20 (0.10%) WSUS
13 19 (0.099%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 18 (0.094%) BladeLogic
15 17 (0.088%) Norton AntiVirus
16 16 (0.083%) Cisco CUCM
17 13 (0.068%) ITRS Geneos
17 13 (0.068%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 13 (0.068%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2225 (11.56%) Oracle
2 2105 (10.94%) Microsoft
3 1261 (6.55%) SAP
4 580 (3.01%) Cisco
5 546 (2.84%) VMware
6 529 (2.75%) IBM
7 488 (2.54%) Citrix
8 418 (2.17%) HP
9 274 (1.42%) Business Objects
10 243 (1.26%) Sybase
11 228 (1.18%) Cognos
12 222 (1.15%) Red Hat
13 200 (1.04%) CheckPoint
14 183 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
15 175 (0.91%) Informatica
16 168 (0.87%) F5
17 164 (0.85%) TIBCO
18 157 (0.82%) Remedy
19 153 (0.80%) Juniper
20 136 (0.71%) Bloomberg
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