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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 10670 9502 9431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.94% 19.49% 21.20%
As % of the General category 53.58% 50.35% 48.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7475 6234 6107
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 141 186
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.65 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £39.03 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.75 £16.89
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +11.01%
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
19914 18873 19310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 39.09% 38.72% 43.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13120 12074 12135
Average daily rate £440 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 537 583
Average hourly rate £22.18 £22.50 £23.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -5.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £43.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 5988 £475 +2.70% 1773
South East 0 1393 £400 +3.22% 464
North West 0 826 £400 - 252
Yorkshire 0 619 £388 +3.33% 229
South West +1 602 £400 - 247
East of England 0 439 £413 +3.12% 135
West Midlands +5 377 £413 +5.76% 202
East Midlands -1 266 £425 - 88
North East 0 107 £375 -5.66% 28
Midlands +2 30 £550 +37.50% 3
South Coast +5 5 £650 +8.33%
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 4930 (23.86%) Banking
2 3339 (16.16%) SQL
3 3122 (15.11%) Project Management
4 3081 (14.91%) Agile Software Development
5 2634 (12.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 2247 (10.88%) Oracle
7 2184 (10.57%) Microsoft
8 1889 (9.14%) Java
9 1797 (8.70%) Windows
10 1766 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
11 1723 (8.34%) SQL Server
12 1632 (7.90%) MS Excel
13 1521 (7.36%) PRINCE2
14 1430 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
15 1429 (6.92%) .NET
16 1410 (6.83%) Business Analysis
17 1395 (6.75%) Migration
18 1327 (6.42%) C#
19 1298 (6.28%) SAP
20 1293 (6.26%) Retail
21 1291 (6.25%) Investment Banking
22 1275 (6.17%) Degree
23 1211 (5.86%) ITIL
24 1145 (5.54%) UNIX
25 1113 (5.39%) Linux
26 1056 (5.11%) MS Office
27 1022 (4.95%) Telecoms
28 1020 (4.94%) Change Management
29 1004 (4.86%) HTML
30 974 (4.71%) Data Warehouse

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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
1 725 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 413 (2.00%) SAS
3 302 (1.46%) WebSphere
4 193 (0.93%) MS Exchange
5 185 (0.90%) IIS
6 162 (0.78%) Tomcat
7 155 (0.75%) WebLogic
7 155 (0.75%) Apache
8 137 (0.66%) CMS
9 122 (0.59%) JBoss
10 110 (0.53%) Lync
11 87 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
12 85 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 84 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
14 83 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
15 71 (0.34%) Node.js
16 70 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
17 69 (0.33%) Confluence
18 65 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
19 59 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1632 (7.90%) MS Excel
2 1056 (5.11%) MS Office
3 739 (3.58%) MS Project
4 612 (2.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 499 (2.42%) MS Visio
6 159 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 61 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 31 (0.15%) SPSS
9 22 (0.11%) PowerPivot
10 19 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
11 18 (0.087%) Open Workbench
12 15 (0.073%) RoboHelp
13 14 (0.068%) FrameMaker
14 12 (0.058%) OmniGraffle
15 11 (0.053%) Acrobat
16 9 (0.044%) InDesign
16 9 (0.044%) InfoPath
17 8 (0.039%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 7 (0.034%) AutoCAD
19 6 (0.029%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 312 (1.51%) Oracle EBS R12
2 291 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
3 289 (1.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 212 (1.03%) Oracle Financials
5 196 (0.95%) SAP FI
6 189 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
7 187 (0.91%) Oracle General Ledger
8 161 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
9 150 (0.73%) SAP CO
10 149 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
11 140 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
12 124 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
13 109 (0.53%) Agresso
14 84 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
14 84 (0.41%) Markit EDM
15 76 (0.37%) Oracle Assets
15 76 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
16 73 (0.35%) SAP ERP
17 72 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
18 66 (0.32%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 128 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
2 118 (0.57%) SaaS
3 89 (0.43%) Office 365
4 46 (0.22%) PaaS
5 43 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
6 41 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
6 41 (0.20%) Google Analytics
7 39 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
8 29 (0.14%) IaaS
9 24 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
10 21 (0.10%) Force.com
11 17 (0.082%) GitHub
12 16 (0.077%) IBM Blueworks
13 14 (0.068%) SuccessFactors
13 14 (0.068%) Taleo
14 13 (0.063%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 11 (0.053%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.029%) FinancialForce.com
17 5 (0.024%) Azure Active Directory
17 5 (0.024%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 477 (2.31%) Firewall
2 335 (1.62%) Internet
3 324 (1.57%) WAN
4 315 (1.52%) LAN
5 307 (1.49%) TCP/IP
6 298 (1.44%) SAN
7 293 (1.42%) DNS
8 229 (1.11%) Network Security
9 179 (0.87%) VPN
10 160 (0.77%) DHCP
11 136 (0.66%) LDAP
12 130 (0.63%) HTTP
13 129 (0.62%) Wireless
14 126 (0.61%) Intranet
15 124 (0.60%) BGP
16 120 (0.58%) MPLS
17 111 (0.54%) SSL
18 102 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
19 94 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
20 93 (0.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1723 (8.34%) SQL Server
2 974 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
3 633 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 565 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 429 (2.08%) Relational Database
6 371 (1.80%) Oracle Database
7 342 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
8 319 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 251 (1.21%) Big Data
10 218 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
11 211 (1.02%) DB2
12 209 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
13 184 (0.89%) QlikView
14 167 (0.81%) MySQL
15 166 (0.80%) Hadoop
16 155 (0.75%) RDBMS
17 153 (0.74%) OLAP
18 149 (0.72%) Data Mining
19 145 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
20 139 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 334 (1.62%) JIRA
2 233 (1.13%) Subversion
3 221 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 219 (1.06%) Selenium
5 216 (1.05%) Git (software)
6 187 (0.91%) Maven
7 164 (0.79%) Jenkins
8 156 (0.76%) Visual Studio
9 114 (0.55%) JUnit
10 111 (0.54%) Cucumber
11 100 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
12 97 (0.47%) HP UFT
13 86 (0.42%) WebDriver
14 83 (0.40%) TeamCity
15 77 (0.37%) NUnit
16 73 (0.35%) SpecFlow
17 61 (0.30%) Ant
17 61 (0.30%) Eclipse
18 59 (0.29%) Jasmine
19 57 (0.28%) ERwin
General
1 4930 (23.86%) Banking
2 1293 (6.26%) Retail
3 1291 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 1022 (4.95%) Telecoms
5 748 (3.62%) Front Office
6 723 (3.50%) Marketing
7 699 (3.38%) Financial Institution
8 634 (3.07%) Legal
9 509 (2.46%) Manufacturing
10 475 (2.30%) Retail Banking
11 333 (1.61%) Back Office
12 288 (1.39%) Electronics
13 279 (1.35%) Law
14 247 (1.20%) Advertising
15 231 (1.12%) General Ledger
16 168 (0.81%) Billing
17 129 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
18 103 (0.50%) Publishing
19 89 (0.43%) Local Government
20 83 (0.40%) Games
Job Titles
1 5250 (25.41%) Analyst
2 3780 (18.30%) Developer
3 2824 (13.67%) Project Manager
4 2689 (13.02%) Business Analyst
5 1343 (6.50%) Consultant
6 1269 (6.14%) Architect
7 604 (2.92%) Java Developer
8 466 (2.26%) Senior Analyst
9 457 (2.21%) Data Analyst
10 450 (2.18%) Solutions Architect
11 396 (1.92%) Test Analyst
12 386 (1.87%) C# Developer
13 382 (1.85%) Administrator
14 379 (1.83%) Programme Manager
14 379 (1.83%) Senior Manager
15 378 (1.83%) Senior Developer
16 372 (1.80%) Support Analyst
17 355 (1.72%) .NET Developer
18 291 (1.41%) Test Manager
19 283 (1.37%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1429 (6.92%) .NET
2 1004 (4.86%) HTML
3 729 (3.53%) XML
4 632 (3.06%) Web Services
5 594 (2.88%) CSS
6 491 (2.38%) HTML5
7 416 (2.01%) ASP.NET
8 372 (1.80%) Middleware
9 361 (1.75%) AngularJS
10 353 (1.71%) Spring
11 342 (1.66%) jQuery
12 304 (1.47%) J2EE
13 284 (1.37%) .NET Framework
14 274 (1.33%) WCF
15 261 (1.26%) SOAP
16 211 (1.02%) CSS3
17 187 (0.91%) WPF
18 181 (0.88%) REST
19 172 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
20 161 (0.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1766 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
2 662 (3.20%) Data Centre
3 583 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 453 (2.19%) Derivative
5 424 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 392 (1.90%) User Experience
7 379 (1.83%) Fixed Income
8 319 (1.54%) Computer Science
9 309 (1.50%) Equities
10 286 (1.38%) Credit Risk
11 277 (1.34%) DTV
12 211 (1.02%) Mainframe
13 196 (0.95%) Mobile App
14 189 (0.91%) Blackberry
15 185 (0.90%) Hedge funds
16 183 (0.89%) Clustering
17 180 (0.87%) NHS
18 177 (0.86%) Data Integration
19 158 (0.76%) Market Risk
20 153 (0.74%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1797 (8.70%) Windows
2 1145 (5.54%) UNIX
3 1113 (5.39%) Linux
4 398 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 373 (1.81%) Windows 7
6 283 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 283 (1.37%) Solaris
7 221 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 192 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 163 (0.79%) AIX
10 147 (0.71%) Apple iOS
11 111 (0.54%) Windows XP
12 110 (0.53%) Android
13 45 (0.22%) Windows 8
14 41 (0.20%) zOS
15 31 (0.15%) Mac OS X
16 29 (0.14%) Windows 2000
17 26 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
18 24 (0.12%) SUSE
19 21 (0.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3122 (15.11%) Project Management
2 3081 (14.91%) Agile Software Development
3 2634 (12.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 1521 (7.36%) PRINCE2
5 1430 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
6 1410 (6.83%) Business Analysis
7 1395 (6.75%) Migration
8 1211 (5.86%) ITIL
9 1020 (4.94%) Change Management
10 912 (4.41%) Scrum
11 858 (4.15%) SDLC
12 857 (4.15%) Risk Management
13 796 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
14 785 (3.80%) Data Modelling
15 780 (3.78%) Programme Management
16 775 (3.75%) ETL
17 709 (3.43%) CRM
17 709 (3.43%) TDD
18 644 (3.12%) Analytics
19 638 (3.09%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3339 (16.16%) SQL
2 1889 (9.14%) Java
3 1327 (6.42%) C#
4 967 (4.68%) JavaScript
5 499 (2.42%) T-SQL
6 478 (2.31%) Python
7 467 (2.26%) C++
8 427 (2.07%) PL/SQL
9 418 (2.02%) VBA
10 318 (1.54%) Perl
11 279 (1.35%) PowerShell
12 266 (1.29%) C
13 261 (1.26%) Shell Script
14 213 (1.03%) VB
15 153 (0.74%) VB.NET
16 147 (0.71%) PHP
17 146 (0.71%) Ruby
18 124 (0.60%) Scala
19 96 (0.46%) VBScript
20 86 (0.42%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1275 (6.17%) Degree
2 641 (3.10%) Security Cleared
3 439 (2.12%) SC Cleared
4 381 (1.84%) ISEB
5 346 (1.67%) PMI Certification
6 289 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
7 263 (1.27%) PMP
8 262 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 180 (0.87%) CISSP
10 169 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 158 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
12 149 (0.72%) ISTQB
13 148 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
14 137 (0.66%) CCNP
15 120 (0.58%) ACCA
16 112 (0.54%) CIMA
16 112 (0.54%) CCNA
17 105 (0.51%) DV Cleared
18 95 (0.46%) CISM
19 85 (0.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 762 (3.69%) QA
2 314 (1.52%) SLA
3 170 (0.82%) Solvency II
4 145 (0.70%) Data Quality
5 129 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 115 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 97 (0.47%) PCI DSS
8 75 (0.36%) EMIR
9 68 (0.33%) FATCA
10 61 (0.30%) COBIT
11 51 (0.25%) GAAP
12 49 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
13 47 (0.23%) Basel III
13 47 (0.23%) MiFID
14 41 (0.20%) Basel II
15 36 (0.17%) COREP
16 33 (0.16%) ISO 9001
17 28 (0.14%) P3O
18 26 (0.13%) FINREP
19 14 (0.068%) CRD IV
System Software
1 718 (3.48%) Active Directory
2 368 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 157 (0.76%) XenApp
4 111 (0.54%) vSphere
5 103 (0.50%) VMware ESX
6 89 (0.43%) Hyper-V
7 60 (0.29%) XenDesktop
8 55 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
9 54 (0.26%) NFS
10 51 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
11 47 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 45 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
13 26 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 21 (0.10%) vCloud
15 19 (0.092%) Docker
16 18 (0.087%) KVM
16 18 (0.087%) RACF
17 17 (0.082%) ProxySG
17 17 (0.082%) Xen
17 17 (0.082%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 214 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
2 179 (0.87%) SCCM
3 133 (0.64%) Puppet
4 115 (0.56%) Control-M
5 107 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
6 55 (0.27%) Tivoli
7 50 (0.24%) SCOM
8 48 (0.23%) NetBackup
9 46 (0.22%) BladeLogic
10 28 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 28 (0.14%) Data Guard
10 28 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
11 27 (0.13%) Ansible
12 26 (0.13%) OpenView
13 25 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 24 (0.12%) EMC VPLEX
15 21 (0.10%) MOM
15 21 (0.10%) Oracle RMAN
16 20 (0.097%) CA Single Sign-On
17 19 (0.092%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2247 (10.88%) Oracle
2 2184 (10.57%) Microsoft
3 1298 (6.28%) SAP
4 646 (3.13%) VMware
5 640 (3.10%) Cisco
6 615 (2.98%) IBM
7 560 (2.71%) Citrix
8 484 (2.34%) HP
9 314 (1.52%) Business Objects
10 252 (1.22%) Cognos
11 236 (1.14%) Sybase
12 219 (1.06%) Informatica
13 201 (0.97%) Red Hat
14 188 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
14 188 (0.91%) CheckPoint
15 171 (0.83%) TIBCO
16 170 (0.82%) Hyperion
17 155 (0.75%) Juniper
18 145 (0.70%) Remedy
18 145 (0.70%) F5
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