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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 11728 9680 10179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.75% 19.23% 21.16%
As % of the General category 54.83% 49.82% 49.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8107 6410 6658
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 123 210
Average hourly rate £21.88 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.52% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.20 £37.62 £47.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.18 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+34.40% -5.71%
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
21388 19429 20527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 39.66% 38.59% 42.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13982 12259 13045
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 497 538
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.23 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £42.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 6338 £475 +1.06% 1716
South East +1 1654 £400 +3.55% 424
North West +2 980 £425 +6.25% 283
South West 0 686 £400 - 206
Yorkshire +1 665 £375 - 172
East of England +1 497 £420 +5.00% 110
West Midlands +3 420 £420 +12.00% 162
East Midlands -1 326 £425 - 84
North East 0 148 £425 +11.32% 20
Midlands +7 26 £500 +33.33% 2
South Coast +2 3 £600 -
Finance
UK

Finance
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For the 6 months to 31 August 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 5445 (25.01%) Banking
2 3496 (16.06%) SQL
3 3366 (15.46%) Project Management
4 3357 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
5 2778 (12.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 2360 (10.84%) Microsoft
7 2309 (10.61%) Oracle
8 1974 (9.07%) SQL Server
9 1951 (8.96%) Windows
10 1883 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
11 1867 (8.58%) Java
12 1685 (7.74%) MS Excel
13 1585 (7.28%) Business Intelligence
14 1571 (7.22%) PRINCE2
15 1550 (7.12%) .NET
16 1450 (6.66%) Migration
17 1441 (6.62%) C#
18 1417 (6.51%) Business Analysis
19 1413 (6.49%) Investment Banking
20 1347 (6.19%) Retail
21 1320 (6.06%) SAP
22 1306 (6.00%) ITIL
23 1220 (5.60%) Degree
24 1199 (5.51%) UNIX
25 1192 (5.48%) Linux
26 1131 (5.20%) MS Office
27 1065 (4.89%) Change Management
28 1043 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
29 1024 (4.70%) HTML
30 1017 (4.67%) JavaScript

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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
1 739 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 443 (2.04%) SAS
3 318 (1.46%) WebSphere
4 226 (1.04%) IIS
5 189 (0.87%) MS Exchange
6 180 (0.83%) Apache
7 157 (0.72%) Tomcat
7 157 (0.72%) CMS
8 143 (0.66%) WebLogic
9 120 (0.55%) JBoss
10 118 (0.54%) Lync
11 95 (0.44%) Apache Spark
12 87 (0.40%) Node.js
13 85 (0.39%) Confluence
13 85 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
14 83 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
15 82 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
16 78 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 78 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
17 67 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1685 (7.74%) MS Excel
2 1131 (5.20%) MS Office
3 689 (3.17%) MS Project
4 612 (2.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 495 (2.27%) MS Visio
6 167 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 60 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 36 (0.17%) SPSS
9 25 (0.11%) Open Workbench
10 22 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
11 20 (0.092%) PowerPivot
12 12 (0.055%) RoboHelp
13 11 (0.051%) Acrobat
13 11 (0.051%) FrameMaker
13 11 (0.051%) OmniGraffle
13 11 (0.051%) InfoPath
14 9 (0.041%) Adobe Captivate
14 9 (0.041%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 8 (0.037%) AutoCAD
15 8 (0.037%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 306 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 299 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
3 247 (1.13%) Oracle EBS R12
4 226 (1.04%) Oracle Financials
5 199 (0.91%) Oracle General Ledger
6 194 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
7 176 (0.81%) SAP FI
8 170 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
9 158 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
10 136 (0.62%) SAP CO
11 135 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
11 135 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
12 118 (0.54%) Agresso
13 90 (0.41%) Oracle Cash Management
14 87 (0.40%) Oracle Assets
15 77 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
16 75 (0.34%) SAP BPC
17 72 (0.33%) Hyperion Planning
18 65 (0.30%) Markit EDM
19 63 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 150 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
2 119 (0.55%) Office 365
3 91 (0.42%) SaaS
4 69 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 52 (0.24%) PaaS
6 48 (0.22%) Google Analytics
7 44 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
8 38 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
9 26 (0.12%) IaaS
10 22 (0.10%) GitHub
11 19 (0.087%) Amazon EC2
12 18 (0.083%) Force.com
13 13 (0.060%) Taleo
14 12 (0.055%) SuccessFactors
15 11 (0.051%) IBM Blueworks
16 10 (0.046%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 7 (0.032%) FinancialForce.com
17 7 (0.032%) Azure Active Directory
18 5 (0.023%) Boomi
18 5 (0.023%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 512 (2.35%) Firewall
2 343 (1.58%) Internet
3 341 (1.57%) WAN
4 327 (1.50%) DNS
5 323 (1.48%) LAN
6 317 (1.46%) SAN
7 306 (1.41%) TCP/IP
8 227 (1.04%) Network Security
9 191 (0.88%) VPN
10 178 (0.82%) DHCP
11 145 (0.67%) HTTP
12 138 (0.63%) BGP
13 136 (0.62%) LDAP
14 134 (0.62%) SSL
15 132 (0.61%) MPLS
16 127 (0.58%) Wireless
17 120 (0.55%) Intranet
18 114 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
19 105 (0.48%) OSPF
20 100 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1974 (9.07%) SQL Server
2 1043 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
3 714 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 615 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 452 (2.08%) Relational Database
6 426 (1.96%) Oracle Database
7 402 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
8 384 (1.76%) BusinessObjects
9 376 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 319 (1.47%) Big Data
11 282 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
12 247 (1.13%) DB2
13 224 (1.03%) Hadoop
14 189 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
15 183 (0.84%) QlikView
16 180 (0.83%) MySQL
17 178 (0.82%) RDBMS
18 170 (0.78%) OLAP
19 154 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
20 148 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 371 (1.70%) JIRA
2 273 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 264 (1.21%) Subversion
4 260 (1.19%) Git (software)
5 223 (1.02%) Selenium
6 195 (0.90%) Visual Studio
7 181 (0.83%) Maven
8 177 (0.81%) Jenkins
9 121 (0.56%) Cucumber
10 102 (0.47%) SpecFlow
11 100 (0.46%) JUnit
12 91 (0.42%) WebDriver
13 88 (0.40%) TeamCity
14 82 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
15 81 (0.37%) NUnit
16 77 (0.35%) Toad
17 76 (0.35%) Eclipse
18 72 (0.33%) HP UFT
19 56 (0.26%) Jasmine
20 53 (0.24%) Ant
General
1 5445 (25.01%) Banking
2 1413 (6.49%) Investment Banking
3 1347 (6.19%) Retail
4 970 (4.46%) Telecoms
5 816 (3.75%) Front Office
6 752 (3.45%) Marketing
7 722 (3.32%) Financial Institution
8 695 (3.19%) Legal
9 535 (2.46%) Manufacturing
10 507 (2.33%) Retail Banking
11 336 (1.54%) Law
12 315 (1.45%) Back Office
13 301 (1.38%) Electronics
14 262 (1.20%) Advertising
15 241 (1.11%) General Ledger
16 188 (0.86%) Billing
17 138 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
18 118 (0.54%) Publishing
19 94 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
20 79 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5575 (25.61%) Analyst
2 3981 (18.29%) Developer
3 3007 (13.81%) Project Manager
4 2804 (12.88%) Business Analyst
5 1323 (6.08%) Architect
6 1318 (6.05%) Consultant
7 618 (2.84%) Java Developer
8 488 (2.24%) Senior Analyst
9 465 (2.14%) Data Analyst
10 464 (2.13%) Solutions Architect
11 453 (2.08%) Administrator
12 445 (2.04%) Support Analyst
13 432 (1.98%) Senior Developer
14 429 (1.97%) C# Developer
15 414 (1.90%) Test Analyst
16 383 (1.76%) .NET Developer
17 368 (1.69%) Senior Manager
18 351 (1.61%) Programme Manager
19 345 (1.58%) Banking Business Analyst
20 331 (1.52%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1550 (7.12%) .NET
2 1024 (4.70%) HTML
3 721 (3.31%) XML
4 711 (3.27%) Web Services
5 663 (3.05%) CSS
6 518 (2.38%) ASP.NET
7 502 (2.31%) HTML5
8 457 (2.10%) Middleware
9 372 (1.71%) jQuery
9 372 (1.71%) AngularJS
10 340 (1.56%) Spring
11 300 (1.38%) J2EE
12 294 (1.35%) .NET Framework
13 275 (1.26%) SOAP
14 263 (1.21%) WCF
15 223 (1.02%) CSS3
16 204 (0.94%) REST
17 200 (0.92%) WPF
18 191 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
19 184 (0.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1883 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 762 (3.50%) Data Centre
3 614 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 499 (2.29%) Derivative
5 440 (2.02%) User Experience
6 403 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 382 (1.75%) Fixed Income
8 356 (1.64%) Credit Risk
9 350 (1.61%) Computer Science
10 310 (1.42%) Equities
11 295 (1.36%) DTV
12 263 (1.21%) Mainframe
13 213 (0.98%) Market Risk
14 205 (0.94%) Mobile App
15 193 (0.89%) Blackberry
16 191 (0.88%) Clustering
17 189 (0.87%) Data Structures
18 186 (0.85%) Data Integration
19 176 (0.81%) PMI
20 175 (0.80%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1951 (8.96%) Windows
2 1199 (5.51%) UNIX
3 1192 (5.48%) Linux
4 408 (1.87%) Windows 7
5 388 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 284 (1.30%) Solaris
7 261 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 244 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 212 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 170 (0.78%) Apple iOS
10 170 (0.78%) AIX
11 144 (0.66%) Android
12 118 (0.54%) Windows XP
13 51 (0.23%) zOS
14 50 (0.23%) Windows 8
15 42 (0.19%) MVS
16 30 (0.14%) SUSE
17 27 (0.12%) CentOS
18 21 (0.096%) Mac OS X
19 20 (0.092%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3366 (15.46%) Project Management
2 3357 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
3 2778 (12.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 1585 (7.28%) Business Intelligence
5 1571 (7.22%) PRINCE2
6 1450 (6.66%) Migration
7 1417 (6.51%) Business Analysis
8 1306 (6.00%) ITIL
9 1065 (4.89%) Change Management
10 958 (4.40%) Scrum
11 953 (4.38%) SDLC
12 949 (4.36%) Risk Management
13 836 (3.84%) User Acceptance Testing
14 804 (3.69%) ETL
15 801 (3.68%) Programme Management
16 786 (3.61%) Data Modelling
17 725 (3.33%) TDD
18 683 (3.14%) Analytics
19 680 (3.12%) CRM
20 662 (3.04%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3496 (16.06%) SQL
2 1867 (8.58%) Java
3 1441 (6.62%) C#
4 1017 (4.67%) JavaScript
5 584 (2.68%) T-SQL
6 528 (2.43%) Python
7 490 (2.25%) C++
8 446 (2.05%) VBA
9 386 (1.77%) PL/SQL
10 352 (1.62%) Perl
11 346 (1.59%) PowerShell
12 321 (1.47%) Shell Script
13 242 (1.11%) VB
14 236 (1.08%) C
15 186 (0.85%) Scala
16 164 (0.75%) VB.NET
17 162 (0.74%) Ruby
18 151 (0.69%) PHP
19 109 (0.50%) Bash Shell
20 101 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1220 (5.60%) Degree
2 635 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 404 (1.86%) SC Cleared
4 395 (1.81%) PMI Certification
5 351 (1.61%) ISEB
6 294 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 291 (1.34%) PMP
8 266 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
9 188 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 184 (0.85%) CISSP
11 183 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
12 159 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
13 147 (0.68%) ACCA
14 143 (0.66%) CIMA
15 136 (0.62%) CCNP
15 136 (0.62%) ISTQB
16 121 (0.56%) DV Cleared
17 111 (0.51%) CISM
18 93 (0.43%) CISA
19 89 (0.41%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 729 (3.35%) QA
2 318 (1.46%) SLA
3 155 (0.71%) Data Quality
4 154 (0.71%) Solvency II
5 147 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 144 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 115 (0.53%) PCI DSS
8 101 (0.46%) EMIR
9 81 (0.37%) MiFID
9 81 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
10 74 (0.34%) COBIT
11 62 (0.28%) FATCA
12 60 (0.28%) Basel III
13 48 (0.22%) COREP
14 47 (0.22%) Basel II
15 37 (0.17%) GAAP
15 37 (0.17%) ISO 9001
16 33 (0.15%) P3O
17 25 (0.11%) FINREP
18 23 (0.11%) CRD IV
System Software
1 804 (3.69%) Active Directory
2 395 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 170 (0.78%) XenApp
4 107 (0.49%) vSphere
5 104 (0.48%) Hyper-V
6 100 (0.46%) VMware ESX
7 63 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
8 61 (0.28%) XenDesktop
9 60 (0.28%) NFS
10 57 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
11 51 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 46 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 37 (0.17%) HDFS
14 30 (0.14%) vCloud
15 28 (0.13%) Docker
16 22 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 20 (0.092%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 20 (0.092%) ProxySG
18 17 (0.078%) RACF
18 17 (0.078%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 211 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
2 183 (0.84%) SCCM
3 156 (0.72%) Puppet
4 111 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
5 110 (0.51%) Control-M
6 72 (0.33%) Tivoli
7 64 (0.29%) SCOM
8 54 (0.25%) BladeLogic
9 50 (0.23%) NetBackup
10 33 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 33 (0.15%) Ansible
11 32 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
12 31 (0.14%) Data Guard
13 29 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
14 28 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 27 (0.12%) Nagios
15 27 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
16 25 (0.11%) CA Single Sign-On
17 23 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
17 23 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 2360 (10.84%) Microsoft
2 2309 (10.61%) Oracle
3 1320 (6.06%) SAP
4 695 (3.19%) VMware
5 629 (2.89%) Cisco
6 619 (2.84%) IBM
7 576 (2.65%) Citrix
8 503 (2.31%) HP
9 261 (1.20%) Cognos
10 260 (1.19%) Informatica
11 241 (1.11%) Red Hat
11 241 (1.11%) Sybase
12 201 (0.92%) Hyperion
13 186 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
14 175 (0.80%) CheckPoint
15 162 (0.74%) F5
16 152 (0.70%) Juniper
17 150 (0.69%) TIBCO
18 147 (0.68%) Remedy
19 144 (0.66%) Teradata
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