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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 9541 10016 11840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.34% 21.49% 22.32%
As % of the General category 49.97% 49.78% 50.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6264 6498 7825
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
+3.09% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 207 196
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.90 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.05 £44.98 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -20.00%
General Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
19094 20119 23623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.70% 43.16% 44.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12092 12670 14420
Average daily rate £438 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £279 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 574 680
Average hourly rate £20.55 £23.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.01 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.97 £44.97 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -16.66%
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 29 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 29 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 29 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 5297 £475 +1.06% 1664
South East -1 1454 £375 -6.25% 483
South West 0 584 £395 - 229
North West -1 544 £401 +14.57% 238
Yorkshire -1 487 £380 +4.10% 164
East of England +1 469 £403 +0.62% 143
East Midlands -1 281 £425 +1.19% 95
West Midlands 0 270 £388 -3.12% 113
North East -6 70 £391 +11.78% 22
Midlands +1 21 £488 +14.70% 2
South Coast -8 1 - -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 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 4679 (24.01%) Banking
2 3195 (16.39%) SQL
3 2931 (15.04%) Project Management
4 2739 (14.05%) Oracle
5 2221 (11.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 2075 (10.65%) Microsoft
7 1843 (9.46%) Windows
8 1631 (8.37%) SQL Server
9 1597 (8.19%) Java
10 1560 (8.00%) PRINCE2
11 1545 (7.93%) MS Excel
12 1397 (7.17%) .NET
13 1370 (7.03%) Investment Banking
14 1345 (6.90%) SAP
15 1305 (6.70%) Business Analysis
16 1302 (6.68%) Agile Software Development
17 1301 (6.68%) Retail
18 1298 (6.66%) Degree
19 1282 (6.58%) Migration
20 1249 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
21 1228 (6.30%) UNIX
22 1159 (5.95%) C#
23 1155 (5.93%) ITIL
24 1097 (5.63%) Linux
25 1054 (5.41%) Change Management
26 1036 (5.32%) Telecoms
27 1035 (5.31%) MS Office
28 907 (4.65%) HTML
29 893 (4.58%) Risk Management
30 889 (4.56%) JavaScript

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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
1 795 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 353 (1.81%) WebSphere
3 307 (1.58%) SAS
4 243 (1.25%) WebLogic
5 242 (1.24%) MS Exchange
6 216 (1.11%) CMS
7 184 (0.94%) IIS
8 170 (0.87%) Apache
9 158 (0.81%) Tomcat
10 146 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
11 126 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
12 110 (0.56%) Lync
12 110 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
13 104 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
14 82 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 79 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
16 78 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
17 74 (0.38%) MQSeries
18 65 (0.33%) IBM Notes
19 57 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1545 (7.93%) MS Excel
2 1035 (5.31%) MS Office
3 699 (3.59%) MS Project
4 583 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 415 (2.13%) MS Visio
6 156 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
7 101 (0.52%) Photoshop
8 45 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
9 27 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 20 (0.10%) SPSS
10 20 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
11 15 (0.077%) Open Workbench
12 12 (0.062%) RoboHelp
12 12 (0.062%) InDesign
13 11 (0.056%) Adobe Captivate
13 11 (0.056%) PowerPivot
14 9 (0.046%) Fireworks
15 7 (0.036%) AutoCAD
15 7 (0.036%) Adobe After Effects
16 6 (0.031%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 376 (1.93%) Oracle EBS
2 344 (1.77%) Oracle EBS R12
3 269 (1.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 233 (1.20%) Oracle Financials
5 202 (1.04%) Oracle General Ledger
6 201 (1.03%) Oracle Payables
7 192 (0.99%) SAP FI
8 188 (0.96%) Oracle Receivables
9 172 (0.88%) SAP CO
10 163 (0.84%) SAP FI/CO
11 147 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
12 142 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
13 136 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
14 109 (0.56%) Agresso
15 105 (0.54%) Oracle Assets
16 90 (0.46%) Cognos TM1
17 76 (0.39%) Markit EDM
18 72 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
19 67 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
20 60 (0.31%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 109 (0.56%) SaaS
2 69 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
4 32 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
4 32 (0.16%) Office 365
5 28 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 18 (0.092%) GitHub
7 17 (0.087%) IaaS
8 16 (0.082%) PaaS
8 16 (0.082%) Force.com
9 12 (0.062%) IBM SmartCloud
10 8 (0.041%) Taleo
10 8 (0.041%) SuccessFactors
11 7 (0.036%) Google Apps
12 5 (0.026%) IBM Blueworks
13 4 (0.021%) 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
1 438 (2.25%) Firewall
2 317 (1.63%) Internet
3 254 (1.30%) SAN
4 234 (1.20%) WAN
5 231 (1.19%) LAN
6 220 (1.13%) TCP/IP
7 207 (1.06%) DNS
8 174 (0.89%) Intranet
9 147 (0.75%) VPN
10 132 (0.68%) Network Security
11 130 (0.67%) HTTP
12 97 (0.50%) VoIP
13 83 (0.43%) FTP
14 81 (0.42%) Wireless
15 79 (0.41%) Multicast
16 76 (0.39%) LDAP
17 74 (0.38%) DHCP
17 74 (0.38%) MPLS
18 71 (0.36%) BGP
18 71 (0.36%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1631 (8.37%) SQL Server
2 838 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
3 595 (3.05%) Oracle Database
4 513 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 475 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 439 (2.25%) Relational Database
7 430 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
8 277 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
9 273 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 223 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
11 206 (1.06%) RDBMS
12 196 (1.01%) QlikView
13 190 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
14 184 (0.94%) DB2
15 171 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
16 160 (0.82%) MySQL
17 156 (0.80%) Oracle BI EE
18 153 (0.79%) Data Mining
19 150 (0.77%) MS Access
20 130 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 240 (1.23%) Visual Studio
1 240 (1.23%) Selenium
2 238 (1.22%) Subversion
3 236 (1.21%) JIRA
4 197 (1.01%) Maven
5 193 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 162 (0.83%) Git (software)
7 144 (0.74%) JUnit
8 123 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
9 120 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
10 115 (0.59%) Eclipse
11 114 (0.58%) Jenkins
12 97 (0.50%) Ant
13 95 (0.49%) Cucumber
14 80 (0.41%) TeamCity
15 78 (0.40%) LoadRunner
16 77 (0.40%) FitNesse
17 75 (0.38%) NUnit
18 69 (0.35%) WebDriver
19 55 (0.28%) SoapUI
General
1 4679 (24.01%) Banking
2 1370 (7.03%) Investment Banking
3 1301 (6.68%) Retail
4 1036 (5.32%) Telecoms
5 868 (4.45%) Financial Institution
6 724 (3.72%) Marketing
7 719 (3.69%) Front Office
8 566 (2.90%) Manufacturing
9 537 (2.76%) Legal
10 449 (2.30%) Retail Banking
11 415 (2.13%) Back Office
12 238 (1.22%) Electronics
13 234 (1.20%) Advertising
14 215 (1.10%) Billing
15 208 (1.07%) General Ledger
16 160 (0.82%) Law
17 118 (0.61%) Publishing
18 113 (0.58%) German Language
19 90 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
20 87 (0.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 5121 (26.28%) Analyst
2 3307 (16.97%) Developer
3 2671 (13.71%) Project Manager
4 2430 (12.47%) Business Analyst
5 1320 (6.77%) Consultant
6 1058 (5.43%) Architect
7 531 (2.72%) Java Developer
8 446 (2.29%) Test Analyst
9 439 (2.25%) Programme Manager
10 407 (2.09%) Senior Analyst
11 403 (2.07%) Support Analyst
12 393 (2.02%) Solutions Architect
13 388 (1.99%) Administrator
13 388 (1.99%) Data Analyst
14 362 (1.86%) .NET Developer
15 345 (1.77%) Senior Manager
16 338 (1.73%) C# Developer
17 286 (1.47%) Business Manager
18 269 (1.38%) Senior Developer
19 264 (1.35%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1397 (7.17%) .NET
2 907 (4.65%) HTML
3 691 (3.55%) XML
4 643 (3.30%) Web Services
5 633 (3.25%) CSS
6 528 (2.71%) ASP.NET
7 454 (2.33%) jQuery
8 401 (2.06%) Spring
9 395 (2.03%) HTML5
10 365 (1.87%) J2EE
11 355 (1.82%) Middleware
12 270 (1.39%) WCF
13 219 (1.12%) Hibernate
14 217 (1.11%) CSS3
15 211 (1.08%) Ajax
16 205 (1.05%) WPF
17 191 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
18 177 (0.91%) SOAP
19 176 (0.90%) .NET Framework
20 165 (0.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 566 (2.90%) Management Information System
2 470 (2.41%) Derivative
3 372 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 342 (1.75%) Fixed Income
5 334 (1.71%) Computer Science
6 310 (1.59%) Hedge funds
7 291 (1.49%) Credit Risk
8 238 (1.22%) Equities
9 232 (1.19%) DTV
10 222 (1.14%) Mainframe
11 220 (1.13%) Blackberry
12 213 (1.09%) PMI
13 188 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
14 181 (0.93%) Mobile App
14 181 (0.93%) Open Source
15 177 (0.91%) Clustering
16 175 (0.90%) Mathematics
17 173 (0.89%) NHS
18 164 (0.84%) Market Risk
19 143 (0.73%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1843 (9.46%) Windows
2 1228 (6.30%) UNIX
3 1097 (5.63%) Linux
4 495 (2.54%) Windows 7
5 346 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 334 (1.71%) Solaris
7 240 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 207 (1.06%) Windows XP
9 192 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 162 (0.83%) Apple iOS
11 159 (0.82%) Android
12 127 (0.65%) AIX
13 116 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
14 48 (0.25%) Windows 8
15 40 (0.21%) zOS
16 31 (0.16%) HPUX
17 29 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
18 26 (0.13%) Windows 2000
19 25 (0.13%) Mac OS X
19 25 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2931 (15.04%) Project Management
2 2221 (11.40%) Stakeholder Management
3 1560 (8.00%) PRINCE2
4 1305 (6.70%) Business Analysis
5 1302 (6.68%) Agile Software Development
6 1282 (6.58%) Migration
7 1249 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
8 1155 (5.93%) ITIL
9 1054 (5.41%) Change Management
10 893 (4.58%) Risk Management
11 882 (4.53%) User Acceptance Testing
12 734 (3.77%) Scrum
13 698 (3.58%) Programme Management
14 658 (3.38%) CRM
15 629 (3.23%) Data Modelling
16 607 (3.11%) TDD
17 589 (3.02%) Analytics
18 582 (2.99%) E-Commerce
19 567 (2.91%) Asset Management
20 562 (2.88%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3195 (16.39%) SQL
2 1597 (8.19%) Java
3 1159 (5.95%) C#
4 889 (4.56%) JavaScript
5 504 (2.59%) PL/SQL
6 421 (2.16%) VBA
7 381 (1.96%) T-SQL
8 373 (1.91%) C++
9 331 (1.70%) Python
10 305 (1.57%) Perl
11 283 (1.45%) C
12 259 (1.33%) Shell Script
13 230 (1.18%) PowerShell
14 187 (0.96%) VB
15 167 (0.86%) VB.NET
16 161 (0.83%) Ruby
17 158 (0.81%) Bash Shell
18 128 (0.66%) PHP
19 91 (0.47%) VBScript
20 81 (0.42%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1298 (6.66%) Degree
2 619 (3.18%) Security Cleared
3 449 (2.30%) ISEB
4 437 (2.24%) SC Cleared
5 389 (2.00%) PMI Certification
6 271 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 251 (1.29%) PMP
8 229 (1.18%) ISTQB
9 200 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
10 187 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
11 182 (0.93%) CISSP
12 176 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 169 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
14 133 (0.68%) CIMA
15 132 (0.68%) CCNP
16 116 (0.60%) ACCA
17 102 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 96 (0.49%) MCSE
19 90 (0.46%) CISM
20 88 (0.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 751 (3.85%) QA
2 286 (1.47%) SLA
3 161 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 126 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 95 (0.49%) Solvency II
5 95 (0.49%) ISO 9001
6 93 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 90 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 86 (0.44%) Basel III
9 81 (0.42%) EMIR
10 78 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
11 64 (0.33%) COBIT
12 44 (0.23%) FATCA
13 40 (0.21%) COREP
14 39 (0.20%) Basel II
15 33 (0.17%) FINREP
16 28 (0.14%) P3O
17 25 (0.13%) MiFID
18 23 (0.12%) AIFMD
19 21 (0.11%) CRD IV
System Software
1 667 (3.42%) Active Directory
2 275 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 154 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
4 112 (0.57%) XenApp
5 69 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 68 (0.35%) Hyper-V
7 66 (0.34%) VMware ESX
8 56 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
9 53 (0.27%) vSphere
10 44 (0.23%) XenDesktop
11 31 (0.16%) NFS
12 27 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
13 26 (0.13%) vCloud
13 26 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 23 (0.12%) RACF
15 21 (0.11%) XenServer
16 19 (0.097%) ACF2
17 16 (0.082%) Terminal Services
18 15 (0.077%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
19 14 (0.072%) Xen
Systems Management
1 259 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
2 173 (0.89%) SCCM
3 118 (0.61%) Puppet
4 111 (0.57%) Tivoli
5 109 (0.56%) Control-M
6 77 (0.40%) NetBackup
7 73 (0.37%) Data Guard
8 70 (0.36%) SCOM
9 56 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
10 52 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 47 (0.24%) Nagios
12 33 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 32 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
13 32 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 29 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
15 26 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
16 25 (0.13%) BladeLogic
17 24 (0.12%) OpenView
17 24 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
18 19 (0.097%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 2739 (14.05%) Oracle
2 2075 (10.65%) Microsoft
3 1345 (6.90%) SAP
4 565 (2.90%) IBM
5 500 (2.57%) HP
6 459 (2.36%) Citrix
7 451 (2.31%) VMware
8 437 (2.24%) Cisco
9 325 (1.67%) Business Objects
10 247 (1.27%) Cognos
11 233 (1.20%) Sybase
12 231 (1.19%) Red Hat
13 191 (0.98%) Informatica
14 174 (0.89%) Hyperion
15 157 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
16 154 (0.79%) CheckPoint
17 149 (0.76%) Remedy
18 146 (0.75%) Juniper
19 139 (0.71%) Sun
20 134 (0.69%) Bloomberg
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