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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 9835 10184 11762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.22% 21.16% 22.16%
As % of the General category 49.76% 49.60% 50.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6535 6660 7711
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 £290 £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 126 209 221
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 £11.00 £12.24 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £47.60 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.25%
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
19765 20532 23484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.62% 42.67% 44.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12471 13046 14327
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 £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 537 677
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 5468 £465 +2.19% 1575
South East 0 1396 £380 -5.00% 409
South West +1 673 £400 - 161
North West -1 569 £400 +7.23% 276
East of England -1 498 £400 - 168
Yorkshire -1 462 £375 - 187
East Midlands +1 312 £425 +6.25% 51
West Midlands +1 298 £375 -5.30% 126
North East -7 74 £382 +3.52% 22
Midlands -6 15 £375 - 4
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4471 (23.34%) Banking
2 3142 (16.40%) SQL
3 2856 (14.91%) Project Management
4 2776 (14.49%) Oracle
5 2134 (11.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 2061 (10.76%) Microsoft
7 1839 (9.60%) Windows
8 1573 (8.21%) Java
9 1550 (8.09%) MS Excel
10 1524 (7.95%) SQL Server
11 1505 (7.85%) PRINCE2
12 1356 (7.08%) SAP
13 1340 (6.99%) .NET
14 1308 (6.83%) Agile Software Development
15 1303 (6.80%) Investment Banking
16 1299 (6.78%) Migration
17 1277 (6.66%) Business Intelligence
18 1259 (6.57%) Retail
19 1251 (6.53%) Business Analysis
20 1235 (6.45%) Degree
21 1227 (6.40%) UNIX
22 1140 (5.95%) C#
23 1112 (5.80%) Linux
24 1079 (5.63%) ITIL
25 1033 (5.39%) Telecoms
26 1017 (5.31%) MS Office
27 985 (5.14%) Change Management
28 904 (4.72%) HTML
29 884 (4.61%) JavaScript
30 863 (4.50%) Risk Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 792 (4.13%) SharePoint
2 325 (1.70%) WebSphere
3 297 (1.55%) SAS
4 249 (1.30%) WebLogic
5 248 (1.29%) MS Exchange
6 231 (1.21%) CMS
7 180 (0.94%) IIS
8 177 (0.92%) Tomcat
9 170 (0.89%) Apache
10 154 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
11 124 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
12 114 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
13 102 (0.53%) Lync
14 101 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
15 80 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
16 72 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
17 71 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 69 (0.36%) IBM Notes
19 67 (0.35%) MQSeries
20 57 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1550 (8.09%) MS Excel
2 1017 (5.31%) MS Office
3 676 (3.53%) MS Project
4 601 (3.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 439 (2.29%) MS Visio
6 168 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
7 102 (0.53%) Photoshop
8 50 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
9 33 (0.17%) InfoPath
10 26 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
11 17 (0.089%) SPSS
12 15 (0.078%) InDesign
13 13 (0.068%) Open Workbench
14 12 (0.063%) PowerPivot
14 12 (0.063%) RoboHelp
15 10 (0.052%) Adobe Captivate
16 8 (0.042%) Fireworks
17 7 (0.037%) Adobe After Effects
18 6 (0.031%) Mathematica
18 6 (0.031%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 398 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
2 377 (1.97%) Oracle EBS R12
3 324 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 239 (1.25%) Oracle Financials
5 232 (1.21%) Oracle General Ledger
6 222 (1.16%) Oracle Payables
7 213 (1.11%) Oracle Receivables
8 166 (0.87%) SAP FI
9 153 (0.80%) SAP CO
10 149 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
11 145 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
12 140 (0.73%) SAP FI/CO
12 140 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
13 122 (0.64%) Oracle Assets
14 109 (0.57%) Agresso
15 83 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
16 81 (0.42%) Cognos TM1
17 75 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
18 72 (0.38%) Markit EDM
18 72 (0.38%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 116 (0.61%) SaaS
2 68 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (0.20%) Office 365
4 35 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
5 33 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
6 31 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
7 25 (0.13%) PaaS
8 23 (0.12%) IaaS
9 21 (0.11%) GitHub
10 17 (0.089%) Force.com
11 13 (0.068%) IBM SmartCloud
12 7 (0.037%) Google Apps
12 7 (0.037%) SuccessFactors
13 4 (0.021%) Amazon EMR
13 4 (0.021%) Taleo
14 3 (0.016%) Google App Engine
14 3 (0.016%) IBM Blueworks
15 2 (0.010%) Responsys
15 2 (0.010%) Heroku
16 1 (0.005%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 441 (2.30%) Firewall
2 319 (1.66%) Internet
3 245 (1.28%) WAN
4 242 (1.26%) SAN
5 232 (1.21%) LAN
6 220 (1.15%) DNS
7 212 (1.11%) TCP/IP
8 170 (0.89%) Intranet
9 159 (0.83%) VPN
10 133 (0.69%) HTTP
11 121 (0.63%) Network Security
12 91 (0.47%) SSL
13 88 (0.46%) VoIP
14 82 (0.43%) DHCP
15 80 (0.42%) LDAP
15 80 (0.42%) BGP
15 80 (0.42%) Multicast
16 79 (0.41%) Wireless
17 78 (0.41%) FTP
18 67 (0.35%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1524 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 795 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
3 594 (3.10%) Oracle Database
4 473 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 435 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 405 (2.11%) Relational Database
7 393 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 279 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
9 250 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 208 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
11 194 (1.01%) QlikView
12 181 (0.94%) RDBMS
13 173 (0.90%) DB2
14 170 (0.89%) MySQL
15 164 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
15 164 (0.86%) Oracle BI EE
16 157 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
17 153 (0.80%) MS Access
18 151 (0.79%) Data Mining
19 136 (0.71%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 262 (1.37%) JIRA
2 240 (1.25%) Selenium
3 234 (1.22%) Subversion
4 218 (1.14%) Visual Studio
5 186 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 184 (0.96%) Git (software)
7 176 (0.92%) Maven
8 135 (0.70%) Eclipse
9 127 (0.66%) JUnit
10 123 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
11 120 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
12 102 (0.53%) Jenkins
13 100 (0.52%) Cucumber
14 86 (0.45%) NUnit
15 80 (0.42%) TeamCity
16 74 (0.39%) WebDriver
17 72 (0.38%) Ant
18 67 (0.35%) FitNesse
19 64 (0.33%) LoadRunner
20 52 (0.27%) Toad
General
1 4471 (23.34%) Banking
2 1303 (6.80%) Investment Banking
3 1259 (6.57%) Retail
4 1033 (5.39%) Telecoms
5 844 (4.41%) Financial Institution
6 762 (3.98%) Marketing
7 717 (3.74%) Front Office
8 578 (3.02%) Manufacturing
9 523 (2.73%) Legal
10 401 (2.09%) Retail Banking
11 396 (2.07%) Back Office
12 277 (1.45%) Electronics
13 232 (1.21%) Advertising
14 225 (1.17%) Billing
15 212 (1.11%) General Ledger
16 158 (0.82%) Law
17 126 (0.66%) Publishing
18 98 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
19 82 (0.43%) Games
20 80 (0.42%) German Language
Job Titles
1 4982 (26.00%) Analyst
2 3235 (16.88%) Developer
3 2551 (13.31%) Project Manager
4 2333 (12.18%) Business Analyst
5 1353 (7.06%) Consultant
6 1099 (5.74%) Architect
7 528 (2.76%) Java Developer
8 422 (2.20%) Solutions Architect
9 421 (2.20%) Programme Manager
10 417 (2.18%) Test Analyst
11 412 (2.15%) Senior Analyst
12 410 (2.14%) Support Analyst
13 397 (2.07%) Data Analyst
14 384 (2.00%) Administrator
15 347 (1.81%) .NET Developer
16 327 (1.71%) Senior Manager
17 309 (1.61%) C# Developer
18 270 (1.41%) PMO Analyst
19 268 (1.40%) Business Manager
20 260 (1.36%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1340 (6.99%) .NET
2 904 (4.72%) HTML
3 701 (3.66%) XML
4 630 (3.29%) CSS
5 625 (3.26%) Web Services
6 518 (2.70%) ASP.NET
7 429 (2.24%) jQuery
8 394 (2.06%) HTML5
9 391 (2.04%) Spring
10 366 (1.91%) J2EE
11 358 (1.87%) Middleware
12 273 (1.42%) WCF
13 218 (1.14%) CSS3
14 215 (1.12%) Hibernate
15 206 (1.08%) Ajax
16 202 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
17 193 (1.01%) WPF
18 178 (0.93%) AngularJS
19 177 (0.92%) .NET Framework
20 170 (0.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 547 (2.85%) Management Information System
2 427 (2.23%) Derivative
3 364 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 340 (1.77%) Computer Science
5 332 (1.73%) Fixed Income
6 327 (1.71%) Hedge funds
7 274 (1.43%) DTV
8 267 (1.39%) Credit Risk
9 231 (1.21%) Mainframe
10 224 (1.17%) Blackberry
11 204 (1.06%) Equities
11 204 (1.06%) Open Source
12 197 (1.03%) PMI
13 184 (0.96%) Mobile App
14 178 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
15 170 (0.89%) Mathematics
16 165 (0.86%) Clustering
17 164 (0.86%) Data Integration
18 154 (0.80%) NHS
19 146 (0.76%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1839 (9.60%) Windows
2 1227 (6.40%) UNIX
3 1112 (5.80%) Linux
4 492 (2.57%) Windows 7
5 331 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 321 (1.68%) Solaris
7 232 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 186 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 183 (0.96%) Windows XP
10 155 (0.81%) Apple iOS
11 145 (0.76%) Android
12 123 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
13 110 (0.57%) AIX
14 43 (0.22%) zOS
15 42 (0.22%) Windows 8
16 34 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
17 30 (0.16%) HPUX
18 29 (0.15%) Windows 2000
19 28 (0.15%) Mac OS X
20 25 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2856 (14.91%) Project Management
2 2134 (11.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1505 (7.85%) PRINCE2
4 1308 (6.83%) Agile Software Development
5 1299 (6.78%) Migration
6 1277 (6.66%) Business Intelligence
7 1251 (6.53%) Business Analysis
8 1079 (5.63%) ITIL
9 985 (5.14%) Change Management
10 863 (4.50%) Risk Management
11 837 (4.37%) User Acceptance Testing
12 775 (4.04%) Scrum
13 734 (3.83%) Programme Management
14 624 (3.26%) CRM
15 623 (3.25%) Data Modelling
16 616 (3.22%) TDD
17 588 (3.07%) Analytics
18 572 (2.99%) ETL
19 567 (2.96%) Data Analysis
20 540 (2.82%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3142 (16.40%) SQL
2 1573 (8.21%) Java
3 1140 (5.95%) C#
4 884 (4.61%) JavaScript
5 509 (2.66%) PL/SQL
6 409 (2.13%) VBA
7 383 (2.00%) T-SQL
8 375 (1.96%) C++
9 351 (1.83%) Python
10 307 (1.60%) Perl
11 270 (1.41%) C
12 237 (1.24%) Shell Script
13 233 (1.22%) PowerShell
14 185 (0.97%) VB
15 167 (0.87%) Ruby
16 160 (0.84%) Bash Shell
17 134 (0.70%) VB.NET
18 131 (0.68%) PHP
19 88 (0.46%) VBScript
20 86 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1235 (6.45%) Degree
2 601 (3.14%) Security Cleared
3 455 (2.37%) ISEB
4 407 (2.12%) SC Cleared
5 372 (1.94%) PMI Certification
6 256 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 250 (1.30%) PMP
8 208 (1.09%) ISTQB
9 193 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
10 190 (0.99%) CISSP
11 187 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 169 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
13 167 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
14 134 (0.70%) CIMA
15 119 (0.62%) CCNP
16 118 (0.62%) ACCA
17 95 (0.50%) MCSE
18 94 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 86 (0.45%) CISM
20 84 (0.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 721 (3.76%) QA
2 259 (1.35%) SLA
3 155 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 130 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 105 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 99 (0.52%) Solvency II
7 97 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 87 (0.45%) ISO 9001
9 78 (0.41%) Basel III
10 77 (0.40%) EMIR
11 60 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
12 55 (0.29%) COBIT
13 42 (0.22%) FATCA
14 39 (0.20%) Basel II
15 32 (0.17%) COREP
16 28 (0.15%) MiFID
17 27 (0.14%) FINREP
18 25 (0.13%) P3O
19 19 (0.099%) AIFMD
20 15 (0.078%) GAAP
System Software
1 695 (3.63%) Active Directory
2 291 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 153 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
4 103 (0.54%) XenApp
5 65 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 65 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
6 63 (0.33%) vSphere
7 61 (0.32%) VMware ESX
8 49 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
9 46 (0.24%) XenDesktop
10 30 (0.16%) NFS
11 27 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 26 (0.14%) RACF
12 26 (0.14%) ACF2
13 24 (0.13%) vCloud
14 21 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
14 21 (0.11%) ProxySG
15 18 (0.094%) Terminal Services
16 16 (0.084%) ISA Server
17 15 (0.078%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 276 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
2 185 (0.97%) SCCM
3 120 (0.63%) Puppet
4 116 (0.61%) Control-M
5 96 (0.50%) Tivoli
6 79 (0.41%) NetBackup
7 74 (0.39%) SCOM
8 68 (0.35%) Data Guard
9 57 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
10 55 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 46 (0.24%) Nagios
12 38 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Management
13 36 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
14 33 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
15 30 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
16 24 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
17 23 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 22 (0.11%) OpenView
19 21 (0.11%) Backup Exec
19 21 (0.11%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 2776 (14.49%) Oracle
2 2061 (10.76%) Microsoft
3 1356 (7.08%) SAP
4 539 (2.81%) IBM
5 484 (2.53%) HP
5 484 (2.53%) VMware
6 477 (2.49%) Citrix
7 450 (2.35%) Cisco
8 314 (1.64%) Business Objects
9 240 (1.25%) Sybase
10 228 (1.19%) Cognos
11 219 (1.14%) Red Hat
12 203 (1.06%) Informatica
13 183 (0.96%) CheckPoint
14 174 (0.91%) Hyperion
15 171 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
16 161 (0.84%) Remedy
17 154 (0.80%) Juniper
18 142 (0.74%) Sun
19 128 (0.67%) NetApp
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