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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 9302 9137 8067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.14% 20.53% 19.92%
As % of the General category 51.90% 49.86% 49.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6411 6021 5329
Average daily rate
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£425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 166 157
Average hourly rate £17.93 £18.60 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.58% -7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.68 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £34.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -18.91%
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
17923 18326 16425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.81% 41.17% 40.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 11785 11631 9979
Average daily rate £438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
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 £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 563 646
Average hourly rate £25.50 £22.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.90% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.00%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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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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 4983 £459 -3.36% 1842
South East 0 1343 £400 - 537
North West 0 679 £385 +4.76% 247
South West -1 637 £425 +10.38% 286
Yorkshire -1 513 £396 +5.60% 218
East of England 0 421 £419 +1.51% 161
West Midlands -1 332 £375 +2.73% 119
East Midlands +1 266 £425 +21.42% 90
North East +4 84 £400 +23.07% 29
Midlands -2 13 £425 - 3
South Coast +4 1 £500 -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 4353 (22.69%) Banking
2 3073 (16.02%) SQL
3 2880 (15.01%) Agile Software Development
4 2647 (13.80%) Project Management
5 2445 (12.74%) Oracle
6 2227 (11.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 2147 (11.19%) Microsoft
8 1827 (9.52%) Windows
9 1660 (8.65%) Java
10 1601 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
11 1552 (8.09%) MS Excel
12 1410 (7.35%) PRINCE2
13 1356 (7.07%) .NET
14 1340 (6.98%) SQL Server
15 1312 (6.84%) SAP
16 1290 (6.72%) Migration
17 1250 (6.51%) Retail
18 1218 (6.35%) Business Analysis
19 1184 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
20 1174 (6.12%) Degree
21 1168 (6.09%) UNIX
22 1164 (6.07%) C#
23 1161 (6.05%) Investment Banking
24 1109 (5.78%) ITIL
24 1109 (5.78%) Linux
25 1013 (5.28%) MS Office
26 984 (5.13%) HTML
27 946 (4.93%) JavaScript
28 938 (4.89%) Change Management
29 934 (4.87%) Telecoms

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 665 (3.47%) SharePoint
2 371 (1.93%) SAS
3 264 (1.38%) WebSphere
4 249 (1.30%) MS Exchange
5 223 (1.16%) WebLogic
6 166 (0.87%) CMS
7 163 (0.85%) IIS
8 158 (0.82%) Tomcat
9 157 (0.82%) Apache
10 120 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
11 101 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
12 88 (0.46%) Lync
13 85 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
14 83 (0.43%) JBoss
15 78 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 70 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
16 70 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
17 61 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
18 53 (0.28%) IBM Notes
18 53 (0.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 1552 (8.09%) MS Excel
2 1013 (5.28%) MS Office
3 581 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 581 (3.03%) MS Project
4 424 (2.21%) MS Visio
5 158 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
6 109 (0.57%) Photoshop
7 65 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
8 27 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
8 27 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 20 (0.10%) SPSS
10 18 (0.094%) InDesign
11 15 (0.078%) InfoPath
12 13 (0.068%) Acrobat
13 10 (0.052%) PowerPivot
14 7 (0.036%) Open Workbench
15 4 (0.021%) Fireworks
15 4 (0.021%) Shockwave
16 3 (0.016%) AutoCAD
16 3 (0.016%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 365 (1.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 310 (1.62%) Oracle EBS
3 267 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 200 (1.04%) Oracle Financials
4 200 (1.04%) Oracle General Ledger
5 173 (0.90%) Oracle Payables
5 173 (0.90%) Oracle Receivables
6 169 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
7 164 (0.85%) SAP FI
8 151 (0.79%) Agresso
9 125 (0.65%) SAP CO
10 124 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
11 121 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
12 92 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
13 90 (0.47%) Oracle Assets
14 87 (0.45%) SAP BPC
15 83 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
16 79 (0.41%) Markit EDM
17 72 (0.38%) SAP ERP
17 72 (0.38%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 116 (0.60%) SaaS
2 55 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 44 (0.23%) Office 365
5 41 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
6 34 (0.18%) PaaS
7 31 (0.16%) IaaS
8 28 (0.15%) Force.com
9 22 (0.11%) GitHub
10 20 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (0.068%) IBM Blueworks
12 11 (0.057%) Amazon S3
13 8 (0.042%) SuccessFactors
14 3 (0.016%) Taleo
14 3 (0.016%) Google Apps
15 2 (0.010%) Heroku
15 2 (0.010%) SoftLayer
15 2 (0.010%) Amazon ELB
16 1 (0.005%) Amazon EMR
16 1 (0.005%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 466 (2.43%) Firewall
2 298 (1.55%) WAN
3 282 (1.47%) Internet
4 276 (1.44%) SAN
4 276 (1.44%) LAN
5 248 (1.29%) TCP/IP
6 229 (1.19%) DNS
7 163 (0.85%) Network Security
8 147 (0.77%) VPN
9 126 (0.66%) HTTP
10 120 (0.63%) BGP
11 111 (0.58%) MPLS
11 111 (0.58%) DHCP
12 109 (0.57%) Intranet
13 97 (0.51%) VoIP
14 88 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
15 85 (0.44%) OSPF
16 83 (0.43%) Multicast
17 81 (0.42%) Wireless
17 81 (0.42%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1340 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 791 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
3 457 (2.38%) Oracle Database
4 448 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 431 (2.25%) Relational Database
6 424 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 314 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 204 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 203 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
10 193 (1.01%) QlikView
11 189 (0.99%) MySQL
12 182 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
12 182 (0.95%) Big Data
13 177 (0.92%) DB2
13 177 (0.92%) RDBMS
14 141 (0.73%) SAP BW
15 137 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
16 135 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
17 132 (0.69%) OLAP
18 130 (0.68%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 302 (1.57%) JIRA
2 224 (1.17%) Git (software)
3 207 (1.08%) Subversion
4 189 (0.99%) Selenium
5 178 (0.93%) Maven
6 165 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 164 (0.85%) Visual Studio
8 120 (0.63%) JUnit
8 120 (0.63%) NUnit
9 99 (0.52%) Jenkins
10 92 (0.48%) Eclipse
11 87 (0.45%) Ant
12 85 (0.44%) QuickTest Pro
12 85 (0.44%) TeamCity
13 75 (0.39%) Cucumber
14 70 (0.36%) WebDriver
15 65 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
16 63 (0.33%) Toad
17 57 (0.30%) Axure RP
18 51 (0.27%) JMeter
General
1 4353 (22.69%) Banking
2 1250 (6.51%) Retail
3 1161 (6.05%) Investment Banking
4 934 (4.87%) Telecoms
5 725 (3.78%) Front Office
6 692 (3.61%) Marketing
7 657 (3.42%) Financial Institution
8 604 (3.15%) Legal
9 451 (2.35%) Manufacturing
10 447 (2.33%) Retail Banking
11 313 (1.63%) Back Office
12 276 (1.44%) Advertising
13 236 (1.23%) Electronics
14 221 (1.15%) Billing
15 214 (1.12%) Law
16 176 (0.92%) General Ledger
17 103 (0.54%) Games
18 95 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
19 93 (0.48%) Publishing
20 75 (0.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4832 (25.18%) Analyst
2 3372 (17.57%) Developer
3 2430 (12.66%) Project Manager
4 2365 (12.33%) Business Analyst
5 1444 (7.53%) Consultant
6 1253 (6.53%) Architect
7 556 (2.90%) Java Developer
8 436 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
9 427 (2.23%) Data Analyst
10 417 (2.17%) Support Analyst
11 390 (2.03%) Administrator
12 382 (1.99%) Senior Analyst
13 366 (1.91%) Programme Manager
14 355 (1.85%) Test Analyst
15 349 (1.82%) Senior Manager
16 348 (1.81%) C# Developer
17 337 (1.76%) .NET Developer
18 303 (1.58%) Senior Developer
19 274 (1.43%) Test Manager
20 268 (1.40%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1356 (7.07%) .NET
2 984 (5.13%) HTML
3 660 (3.44%) XML
4 639 (3.33%) CSS
5 601 (3.13%) Web Services
6 467 (2.43%) HTML5
7 415 (2.16%) jQuery
8 401 (2.09%) ASP.NET
9 368 (1.92%) Middleware
10 352 (1.83%) Spring
11 276 (1.44%) WCF
11 276 (1.44%) AngularJS
12 275 (1.43%) J2EE
13 230 (1.20%) CSS3
14 227 (1.18%) .NET Framework
15 209 (1.09%) SOAP
16 192 (1.00%) WPF
17 182 (0.95%) REST
18 178 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
19 162 (0.84%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 1601 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
2 501 (2.61%) Management Information System
3 444 (2.31%) Derivative
4 407 (2.12%) User Experience
5 379 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 334 (1.74%) Computer Science
7 316 (1.65%) Fixed Income
8 249 (1.30%) Equities
9 229 (1.19%) DTV
10 223 (1.16%) Credit Risk
11 215 (1.12%) Blackberry
12 206 (1.07%) Mainframe
13 204 (1.06%) Mobile App
14 190 (0.99%) Mathematics
15 180 (0.94%) Open Source
16 164 (0.85%) Clustering
17 156 (0.81%) Data Structures
18 152 (0.79%) Hedge funds
19 143 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
20 141 (0.73%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1827 (9.52%) Windows
2 1168 (6.09%) UNIX
3 1109 (5.78%) Linux
4 515 (2.68%) Windows 7
5 385 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 285 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 284 (1.48%) Solaris
8 216 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 206 (1.07%) Windows XP
10 187 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
11 164 (0.85%) Apple iOS
12 137 (0.71%) AIX
13 135 (0.70%) Android
14 56 (0.29%) zOS
15 53 (0.28%) CentOS
15 53 (0.28%) Windows 8
16 42 (0.22%) SUSE
17 34 (0.18%) Windows Vista
18 33 (0.17%) HPUX
19 32 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2880 (15.01%) Agile Software Development
2 2647 (13.80%) Project Management
3 2227 (11.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 1410 (7.35%) PRINCE2
5 1290 (6.72%) Migration
6 1218 (6.35%) Business Analysis
7 1184 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
8 1109 (5.78%) ITIL
9 938 (4.89%) Change Management
10 837 (4.36%) Scrum
11 833 (4.34%) User Acceptance Testing
12 726 (3.78%) Risk Management
13 724 (3.77%) Data Modelling
14 675 (3.52%) TDD
15 672 (3.50%) Programme Management
16 623 (3.25%) Analytics
17 613 (3.19%) CRM
17 613 (3.19%) ETL
18 560 (2.92%) Data Analysis
19 534 (2.78%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3073 (16.02%) SQL
2 1660 (8.65%) Java
3 1164 (6.07%) C#
4 946 (4.93%) JavaScript
5 427 (2.23%) PL/SQL
6 386 (2.01%) C++
7 378 (1.97%) VBA
8 364 (1.90%) Python
9 339 (1.77%) T-SQL
10 333 (1.74%) Perl
11 251 (1.31%) Shell Script
12 246 (1.28%) C
13 205 (1.07%) PowerShell
14 178 (0.93%) PHP
15 168 (0.88%) VB
16 123 (0.64%) Ruby
17 117 (0.61%) VB.NET
18 109 (0.57%) Bash Shell
19 97 (0.51%) VBScript
20 77 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1174 (6.12%) Degree
2 663 (3.46%) Security Cleared
3 429 (2.24%) SC Cleared
4 389 (2.03%) ISEB
5 303 (1.58%) PMI Certification
6 243 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
7 238 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 202 (1.05%) PMP
9 172 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 161 (0.84%) CISSP
10 161 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 150 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
12 149 (0.78%) CCNP
13 120 (0.63%) ACCA
14 118 (0.61%) CIMA
15 114 (0.59%) ISTQB
16 105 (0.55%) DV Cleared
17 96 (0.50%) CCNA
18 93 (0.48%) CISM
19 89 (0.46%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 700 (3.65%) QA
2 300 (1.56%) SLA
3 141 (0.73%) Solvency II
4 124 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 117 (0.61%) Data Quality
6 114 (0.59%) PCI DSS
7 111 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 64 (0.33%) Basel III
9 60 (0.31%) EMIR
9 60 (0.31%) ISO 9001
10 54 (0.28%) GAAP
11 53 (0.28%) COBIT
12 51 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
13 44 (0.23%) FATCA
14 43 (0.22%) Basel II
15 37 (0.19%) COREP
16 34 (0.18%) P3O
17 29 (0.15%) FINREP
18 21 (0.11%) MiFID
19 16 (0.083%) CRD IV
System Software
1 690 (3.60%) Active Directory
2 329 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 126 (0.66%) XenApp
4 112 (0.58%) vSphere
5 110 (0.57%) VMware ESX
6 104 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
7 79 (0.41%) XenDesktop
8 67 (0.35%) Hyper-V
9 64 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 46 (0.24%) NFS
11 40 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 37 (0.19%) ACF2
13 36 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
14 30 (0.16%) RACF
15 29 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
16 25 (0.13%) ISA Server
17 23 (0.12%) ProxySG
18 18 (0.094%) Firmware
19 17 (0.089%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 16 (0.083%) KVM
Systems Management
1 276 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
2 201 (1.05%) SCCM
3 128 (0.67%) Control-M
4 97 (0.51%) Puppet
5 72 (0.38%) SCOM
6 68 (0.35%) Tivoli
7 65 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
8 45 (0.23%) NetBackup
9 44 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 37 (0.19%) Data Guard
11 29 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
12 26 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 25 (0.13%) OpenView
13 25 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
14 24 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Management
15 20 (0.10%) HP SIM
15 20 (0.10%) Nagios
15 20 (0.10%) Norton AntiVirus
16 19 (0.099%) WSUS
17 17 (0.089%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 2445 (12.74%) Oracle
2 2147 (11.19%) Microsoft
3 1312 (6.84%) SAP
4 616 (3.21%) Cisco
5 596 (3.11%) VMware
6 530 (2.76%) Citrix
7 504 (2.63%) IBM
8 444 (2.31%) HP
9 303 (1.58%) Business Objects
10 246 (1.28%) Sybase
11 240 (1.25%) Cognos
12 239 (1.25%) Red Hat
13 224 (1.17%) CheckPoint
14 201 (1.05%) Informatica
15 189 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
16 183 (0.95%) F5
17 175 (0.91%) Juniper
18 165 (0.86%) Remedy
19 154 (0.80%) Adobe
20 146 (0.76%) EMC
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £440 per day for 3 months (rolling)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £350 - £500.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £40000 - £56000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Eames Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Robert Walters
Rate: benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £30000 - £36000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Engage PSG
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago