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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 10147 9518 8775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.63% 19.84% 20.67%
As % of the General category 53.16% 50.81% 48.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6946 6274 5684
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 132 165
Average hourly rate £20.50 £18.55 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.54% -8.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.12 £47.00 £45.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
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
19088 18732 18269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.80% 39.05% 43.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 12243 12033 11324
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 536 622
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.64 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 5621 £475 +2.70% 1899
South East 0 1353 £413 +7.14% 536
North West 0 815 £409 +1.93% 304
South West +1 590 £400 - 244
Yorkshire -2 585 £390 +6.84% 206
West Midlands +2 380 £400 +3.22% 144
East of England -3 370 £425 +6.25% 159
East Midlands 0 281 £425 +6.25% 100
North East -1 100 £358 +30.21% 25
Midlands +2 26 £550 +29.41% 4
South Coast +4 5 £650 +8.33%
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4656 (23.55%) Banking
2 3147 (15.92%) SQL
3 2946 (14.90%) Agile Software Development
4 2941 (14.88%) Project Management
5 2534 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 2159 (10.92%) Oracle
7 2119 (10.72%) Microsoft
8 1805 (9.13%) Java
9 1690 (8.55%) Windows
10 1677 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
11 1612 (8.15%) MS Excel
12 1599 (8.09%) SQL Server
13 1458 (7.37%) PRINCE2
14 1350 (6.83%) .NET
15 1327 (6.71%) Migration
16 1319 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
17 1307 (6.61%) Business Analysis
18 1293 (6.54%) SAP
19 1283 (6.49%) Degree
20 1244 (6.29%) Investment Banking
20 1244 (6.29%) Retail
21 1224 (6.19%) C#
22 1190 (6.02%) ITIL
23 1107 (5.60%) UNIX
24 1077 (5.45%) Linux
25 1003 (5.07%) MS Office
26 981 (4.96%) HTML
27 954 (4.83%) Change Management
28 951 (4.81%) Telecoms
29 941 (4.76%) JavaScript

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 698 (3.53%) SharePoint
2 392 (1.98%) SAS
3 304 (1.54%) WebSphere
4 196 (0.99%) MS Exchange
5 191 (0.97%) IIS
6 166 (0.84%) WebLogic
7 146 (0.74%) Apache
8 140 (0.71%) Tomcat
9 139 (0.70%) CMS
10 100 (0.51%) JBoss
11 96 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
12 92 (0.47%) Lync
13 86 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
13 86 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
14 72 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 67 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
16 65 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
17 63 (0.32%) Confluence
17 63 (0.32%) Node.js
18 57 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1612 (8.15%) MS Excel
2 1003 (5.07%) MS Office
3 731 (3.70%) MS Project
4 630 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 497 (2.51%) MS Visio
6 144 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
7 70 (0.35%) Photoshop
8 31 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 29 (0.15%) SPSS
10 22 (0.11%) PowerPivot
11 15 (0.076%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 14 (0.071%) InDesign
13 13 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
14 12 (0.061%) Acrobat
15 11 (0.056%) Open Workbench
15 11 (0.056%) RoboHelp
15 11 (0.056%) FrameMaker
16 7 (0.035%) InfoPath
17 6 (0.030%) AutoCAD
17 6 (0.030%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 301 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 270 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
3 260 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 206 (1.04%) Oracle Financials
5 181 (0.92%) SAP FI
6 177 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
7 171 (0.86%) Oracle General Ledger
8 156 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
9 142 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
9 142 (0.72%) SAP CO
10 130 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
11 122 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
12 110 (0.56%) Agresso
13 93 (0.47%) Markit EDM
14 89 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
15 82 (0.41%) Cognos TM1
16 74 (0.37%) SAP ERP
17 68 (0.34%) SAP BPC
18 65 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
19 58 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 111 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (0.52%) SaaS
3 61 (0.31%) Office 365
4 44 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
5 43 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 43 (0.22%) PaaS
6 35 (0.18%) Google Analytics
7 34 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
8 30 (0.15%) IaaS
9 23 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
10 20 (0.10%) Force.com
11 18 (0.091%) GitHub
12 16 (0.081%) IBM Blueworks
13 13 (0.066%) SuccessFactors
14 11 (0.056%) Amazon S3
14 11 (0.056%) Taleo
15 9 (0.046%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 7 (0.035%) Azure Active Directory
17 5 (0.025%) Boomi
17 5 (0.025%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 485 (2.45%) Firewall
2 319 (1.61%) Internet
3 318 (1.61%) WAN
4 308 (1.56%) LAN
5 289 (1.46%) SAN
6 284 (1.44%) TCP/IP
7 253 (1.28%) DNS
8 238 (1.20%) Network Security
9 166 (0.84%) VPN
10 140 (0.71%) BGP
10 140 (0.71%) DHCP
11 132 (0.67%) HTTP
12 127 (0.64%) MPLS
13 124 (0.63%) Wireless
14 117 (0.59%) LDAP
15 109 (0.55%) Intranet
16 107 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
17 100 (0.51%) OSPF
17 100 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
17 100 (0.51%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1599 (8.09%) SQL Server
2 904 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
3 570 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 535 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 429 (2.17%) Relational Database
6 372 (1.88%) Oracle Database
7 313 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
8 286 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 253 (1.28%) Big Data
10 197 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
11 196 (0.99%) QlikView
11 196 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
12 178 (0.90%) DB2
13 175 (0.89%) Hadoop
14 157 (0.79%) RDBMS
15 151 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
16 146 (0.74%) MySQL
17 143 (0.72%) OLAP
18 140 (0.71%) Data Mining
19 136 (0.69%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 327 (1.65%) JIRA
2 211 (1.07%) Git (software)
3 201 (1.02%) Selenium
4 197 (1.00%) Subversion
5 179 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 169 (0.85%) Maven
7 148 (0.75%) Visual Studio
8 145 (0.73%) Jenkins
9 95 (0.48%) JUnit
10 92 (0.47%) Cucumber
11 88 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
12 83 (0.42%) TeamCity
13 82 (0.41%) QuickTest Pro
14 75 (0.38%) WebDriver
15 73 (0.37%) NUnit
16 58 (0.29%) SpecFlow
17 57 (0.29%) Toad
18 51 (0.26%) Ant
19 48 (0.24%) Jasmine
20 46 (0.23%) ERwin
General
1 4656 (23.55%) Banking
2 1244 (6.29%) Investment Banking
2 1244 (6.29%) Retail
3 951 (4.81%) Telecoms
4 704 (3.56%) Front Office
5 667 (3.37%) Marketing
6 663 (3.35%) Financial Institution
7 609 (3.08%) Legal
8 467 (2.36%) Manufacturing
9 447 (2.26%) Retail Banking
10 319 (1.61%) Back Office
11 251 (1.27%) Electronics
12 242 (1.22%) Law
13 229 (1.16%) Advertising
14 192 (0.97%) General Ledger
15 189 (0.96%) Billing
16 126 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
17 97 (0.49%) Publishing
18 90 (0.46%) Games
19 85 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5002 (25.30%) Analyst
2 3594 (18.18%) Developer
3 2689 (13.60%) Project Manager
4 2573 (13.01%) Business Analyst
5 1299 (6.57%) Consultant
6 1265 (6.40%) Architect
7 558 (2.82%) Java Developer
8 452 (2.29%) Senior Analyst
9 449 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
10 446 (2.26%) Data Analyst
11 390 (1.97%) Programme Manager
12 386 (1.95%) Test Analyst
13 384 (1.94%) Senior Manager
14 379 (1.92%) Administrator
15 353 (1.79%) C# Developer
16 344 (1.74%) Senior Developer
17 342 (1.73%) Support Analyst
18 327 (1.65%) .NET Developer
19 278 (1.41%) SQL Developer
20 277 (1.40%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1350 (6.83%) .NET
2 981 (4.96%) HTML
3 713 (3.61%) XML
4 626 (3.17%) Web Services
5 586 (2.96%) CSS
6 494 (2.50%) HTML5
7 376 (1.90%) ASP.NET
8 365 (1.85%) Middleware
9 357 (1.81%) jQuery
10 334 (1.69%) AngularJS
11 319 (1.61%) Spring
12 278 (1.41%) J2EE
13 266 (1.35%) WCF
14 265 (1.34%) .NET Framework
15 252 (1.27%) SOAP
16 209 (1.06%) CSS3
17 171 (0.86%) WPF
18 163 (0.82%) REST
19 152 (0.77%) JSON
20 151 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1677 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
2 511 (2.58%) Management Information System
3 416 (2.10%) Derivative
4 410 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 392 (1.98%) User Experience
6 357 (1.81%) Computer Science
7 344 (1.74%) Fixed Income
8 294 (1.49%) Equities
9 245 (1.24%) Credit Risk
10 241 (1.22%) DTV
11 200 (1.01%) Open Source
12 185 (0.94%) Mobile App
13 181 (0.92%) Data Integration
14 180 (0.91%) Hedge funds
15 177 (0.90%) Mainframe
16 175 (0.89%) NHS
17 169 (0.85%) Clustering
18 167 (0.84%) Blackberry
19 150 (0.76%) Visualisation
20 144 (0.73%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1690 (8.55%) Windows
2 1107 (5.60%) UNIX
3 1077 (5.45%) Linux
4 392 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 369 (1.87%) Windows 7
6 278 (1.41%) Solaris
7 275 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 209 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 194 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 162 (0.82%) Apple iOS
11 150 (0.76%) AIX
12 136 (0.69%) Windows XP
13 121 (0.61%) Android
14 43 (0.22%) Windows 8
15 42 (0.21%) zOS
16 32 (0.16%) Windows Vista
17 30 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
18 28 (0.14%) HPUX
18 28 (0.14%) Windows 2000
18 28 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2946 (14.90%) Agile Software Development
2 2941 (14.88%) Project Management
3 2534 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 1458 (7.37%) PRINCE2
5 1327 (6.71%) Migration
6 1319 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 1307 (6.61%) Business Analysis
8 1190 (6.02%) ITIL
9 954 (4.83%) Change Management
10 844 (4.27%) Scrum
11 782 (3.96%) Risk Management
12 757 (3.83%) Data Modelling
13 753 (3.81%) User Acceptance Testing
14 739 (3.74%) ETL
15 725 (3.67%) Programme Management
16 706 (3.57%) CRM
17 659 (3.33%) TDD
18 636 (3.22%) Analytics
19 601 (3.04%) Data Analysis
20 557 (2.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3147 (15.92%) SQL
2 1805 (9.13%) Java
3 1224 (6.19%) C#
4 941 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 467 (2.36%) Python
6 427 (2.16%) T-SQL
7 419 (2.12%) C++
8 396 (2.00%) PL/SQL
9 384 (1.94%) VBA
10 306 (1.55%) Perl
11 268 (1.36%) PowerShell
12 251 (1.27%) C
13 229 (1.16%) Shell Script
14 211 (1.07%) VB
15 159 (0.80%) VB.NET
16 158 (0.80%) PHP
17 145 (0.73%) Ruby
18 111 (0.56%) VBScript
19 97 (0.49%) Scala
20 81 (0.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1283 (6.49%) Degree
2 641 (3.24%) Security Cleared
3 433 (2.19%) SC Cleared
4 391 (1.98%) ISEB
5 323 (1.63%) PMI Certification
6 279 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
7 242 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 234 (1.18%) PMP
9 166 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
9 166 (0.84%) CISSP
10 159 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 154 (0.78%) ISTQB
12 153 (0.77%) CCNP
13 147 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
14 111 (0.56%) CCNA
15 106 (0.54%) DV Cleared
16 105 (0.53%) ACCA
17 102 (0.52%) CIMA
18 86 (0.44%) MCSE
18 86 (0.44%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 769 (3.89%) QA
2 312 (1.58%) SLA
3 169 (0.85%) Solvency II
4 140 (0.71%) Data Quality
5 115 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 108 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 89 (0.45%) PCI DSS
8 73 (0.37%) EMIR
9 66 (0.33%) FATCA
10 59 (0.30%) GAAP
11 48 (0.24%) Basel III
12 45 (0.23%) COBIT
13 44 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
14 41 (0.21%) Basel II
15 34 (0.17%) ISO 9001
15 34 (0.17%) MiFID
16 31 (0.16%) COREP
17 28 (0.14%) FINREP
18 26 (0.13%) P3O
19 13 (0.066%) CRD IV
System Software
1 637 (3.22%) Active Directory
2 359 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (0.62%) XenApp
4 122 (0.62%) vSphere
5 105 (0.53%) VMware ESX
6 77 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 60 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
8 58 (0.29%) XenDesktop
9 56 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
10 52 (0.26%) NFS
11 42 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
11 42 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 25 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 21 (0.11%) HDFS
14 18 (0.091%) vCloud
15 17 (0.086%) ISA Server
16 14 (0.071%) Xen
17 13 (0.066%) XenServer
17 13 (0.066%) KVM
17 13 (0.066%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 219 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
2 170 (0.86%) SCCM
3 124 (0.63%) Puppet
4 95 (0.48%) Control-M
5 94 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
6 62 (0.31%) Tivoli
7 45 (0.23%) SCOM
8 40 (0.20%) NetBackup
9 35 (0.18%) BladeLogic
10 28 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 28 (0.14%) Data Guard
11 27 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
11 27 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 26 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
13 24 (0.12%) OpenView
14 22 (0.11%) Ansible
15 16 (0.081%) Backup Exec
15 16 (0.081%) CA Single Sign-On
15 16 (0.081%) Cisco CUCM
16 15 (0.076%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 2159 (10.92%) Oracle
2 2119 (10.72%) Microsoft
3 1293 (6.54%) SAP
4 630 (3.19%) Cisco
5 617 (3.12%) VMware
6 589 (2.98%) IBM
7 527 (2.67%) Citrix
8 442 (2.24%) HP
9 295 (1.49%) Business Objects
10 247 (1.25%) Cognos
11 223 (1.13%) Sybase
12 212 (1.07%) Red Hat
13 209 (1.06%) CheckPoint
14 203 (1.03%) Informatica
15 179 (0.91%) F5
16 175 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
17 166 (0.84%) TIBCO
18 165 (0.83%) Juniper
19 148 (0.75%) Remedy
20 146 (0.74%) Hyperion
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