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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 10149 10275 8871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.05% 20.00% 20.20%
As % of the General category 52.03% 50.92% 46.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 6791 6669 5811
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 159 143
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £11.96 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.08 £47.85 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +0.56%
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
19505 20177 18879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.53% 39.27% 42.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12284 12714 11729
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 £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 571 616
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.65 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £45.70 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -9.09%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 5368 £475 - 1932
South East -1 1484 £413 +5.76% 492
North West +1 825 £409 +2.18% 270
South West +1 657 £408 +2.06% 245
Yorkshire 0 616 £375 +5.63% 227
West Midlands -1 370 £400 +6.66% 129
East of England -3 348 £420 +1.81% 131
East Midlands 0 328 £425 +6.25% 116
North East +6 100 £363 +38.09% 28
Midlands -1 16 £388 -8.82% 5
South Coast 0 4 £675 +12.50%
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4552 (23.44%) Banking
2 3120 (16.07%) SQL
3 2840 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
4 2787 (14.35%) Project Management
5 2459 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 2210 (11.38%) Oracle
7 2077 (10.70%) Microsoft
8 1738 (8.95%) Java
9 1664 (8.57%) Windows
10 1644 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
11 1565 (8.06%) MS Excel
12 1511 (7.78%) SQL Server
13 1420 (7.31%) PRINCE2
14 1327 (6.83%) .NET
15 1289 (6.64%) Migration
16 1288 (6.63%) SAP
17 1282 (6.60%) Business Analysis
18 1268 (6.53%) Business Intelligence
19 1264 (6.51%) Retail
20 1257 (6.47%) Degree
21 1181 (6.08%) Investment Banking
22 1179 (6.07%) C#
23 1155 (5.95%) ITIL
24 1080 (5.56%) UNIX
25 1037 (5.34%) Linux
26 977 (5.03%) MS Office
27 961 (4.95%) HTML
28 956 (4.92%) Telecoms
29 946 (4.87%) Change Management
30 944 (4.86%) JavaScript

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 684 (3.52%) SharePoint
2 378 (1.95%) SAS
3 276 (1.42%) WebSphere
4 197 (1.01%) MS Exchange
5 188 (0.97%) IIS
6 181 (0.93%) WebLogic
7 145 (0.75%) Apache
8 138 (0.71%) CMS
9 129 (0.66%) Tomcat
10 97 (0.50%) JBoss
11 91 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
12 89 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
13 84 (0.43%) Lync
14 83 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
15 75 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 66 (0.34%) TIBCO EMS
17 65 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
18 64 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
19 57 (0.29%) Confluence
20 54 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1565 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 977 (5.03%) MS Office
3 702 (3.62%) MS Project
4 619 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 485 (2.50%) MS Visio
6 147 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
7 91 (0.47%) Photoshop
8 52 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
9 26 (0.13%) SPSS
9 26 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 20 (0.10%) InDesign
11 17 (0.088%) PowerPivot
12 16 (0.082%) OmniGraffle
13 11 (0.057%) Acrobat
14 9 (0.046%) RoboHelp
14 9 (0.046%) FrameMaker
15 7 (0.036%) Open Workbench
15 7 (0.036%) InfoPath
16 6 (0.031%) AutoCAD
17 5 (0.026%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 330 (1.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 257 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
3 256 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 201 (1.04%) SAP FI
5 198 (1.02%) Oracle Financials
6 184 (0.95%) Oracle General Ledger
7 162 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
8 153 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
9 149 (0.77%) SAP FI/CO
9 149 (0.77%) SAP CO
10 129 (0.66%) Oracle Receivables
11 125 (0.64%) Agresso
12 111 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
13 101 (0.52%) Markit EDM
14 93 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
15 85 (0.44%) SAP ERP
16 77 (0.40%) Cognos TM1
17 74 (0.38%) SAP BPC
18 70 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
19 65 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 102 (0.53%) SaaS
2 100 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
3 59 (0.30%) Office 365
4 44 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
5 42 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
6 36 (0.19%) PaaS
7 30 (0.15%) IaaS
8 24 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
9 23 (0.12%) Force.com
10 18 (0.093%) GitHub
11 14 (0.072%) SuccessFactors
12 13 (0.067%) IBM Blueworks
13 12 (0.062%) FinancialForce.com
14 11 (0.057%) Amazon S3
15 9 (0.046%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 7 (0.036%) AWS CloudFormation
16 7 (0.036%) Azure Active Directory
17 4 (0.021%) IBM SmartCloud
17 4 (0.021%) Taleo
17 4 (0.021%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 461 (2.37%) Firewall
2 303 (1.56%) Internet
3 282 (1.45%) WAN
3 282 (1.45%) SAN
4 272 (1.40%) TCP/IP
5 271 (1.40%) LAN
6 231 (1.19%) DNS
7 214 (1.10%) Network Security
8 152 (0.78%) VPN
9 131 (0.67%) HTTP
10 115 (0.59%) BGP
11 114 (0.59%) DHCP
12 109 (0.56%) MPLS
13 100 (0.52%) Wireless
14 98 (0.50%) Intranet
15 96 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
16 92 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
17 91 (0.47%) Multicast
17 91 (0.47%) LDAP
18 90 (0.46%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1511 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 900 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
3 549 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 512 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 414 (2.13%) Relational Database
6 371 (1.91%) Oracle Database
7 320 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 248 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 230 (1.18%) Big Data
10 212 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
11 204 (1.05%) QlikView
12 167 (0.86%) Hadoop
13 163 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
14 162 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
15 149 (0.77%) DB2
15 149 (0.77%) RDBMS
16 140 (0.72%) Data Mining
17 131 (0.67%) MySQL
18 129 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
19 128 (0.66%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 300 (1.55%) JIRA
2 188 (0.97%) Selenium
3 183 (0.94%) Subversion
3 183 (0.94%) Git (software)
4 175 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 160 (0.82%) Maven
6 146 (0.75%) Visual Studio
7 119 (0.61%) Jenkins
8 92 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
9 89 (0.46%) JUnit
10 88 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
11 84 (0.43%) NUnit
12 77 (0.40%) TeamCity
13 70 (0.36%) Cucumber
14 68 (0.35%) WebDriver
15 57 (0.29%) Ant
16 55 (0.28%) Toad
17 51 (0.26%) SpecFlow
18 48 (0.25%) Axure RP
19 46 (0.24%) Eclipse
General
1 4552 (23.44%) Banking
2 1264 (6.51%) Retail
3 1181 (6.08%) Investment Banking
4 956 (4.92%) Telecoms
5 714 (3.68%) Front Office
6 694 (3.57%) Marketing
7 652 (3.36%) Financial Institution
8 575 (2.96%) Legal
9 462 (2.38%) Manufacturing
10 458 (2.36%) Retail Banking
11 340 (1.75%) Back Office
12 246 (1.27%) Electronics
13 240 (1.24%) Advertising
14 214 (1.10%) Law
15 210 (1.08%) General Ledger
16 185 (0.95%) Billing
17 105 (0.54%) Publishing
18 102 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
19 101 (0.52%) Games
20 84 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4906 (25.27%) Analyst
2 3494 (17.99%) Developer
3 2541 (13.09%) Project Manager
4 2533 (13.05%) Business Analyst
5 1358 (6.99%) Consultant
6 1251 (6.44%) Architect
7 568 (2.93%) Java Developer
8 435 (2.24%) Solutions Architect
9 434 (2.24%) Senior Analyst
10 433 (2.23%) Data Analyst
11 401 (2.07%) Test Analyst
12 394 (2.03%) Programme Manager
13 378 (1.95%) Administrator
14 366 (1.88%) Senior Manager
15 355 (1.83%) C# Developer
16 345 (1.78%) Senior Developer
17 331 (1.70%) Support Analyst
18 318 (1.64%) .NET Developer
19 276 (1.42%) SQL Developer
20 270 (1.39%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1327 (6.83%) .NET
2 961 (4.95%) HTML
3 705 (3.63%) XML
4 596 (3.07%) Web Services
5 559 (2.88%) CSS
6 468 (2.41%) HTML5
7 380 (1.96%) jQuery
8 372 (1.92%) ASP.NET
9 364 (1.87%) Middleware
10 317 (1.63%) Spring
10 317 (1.63%) AngularJS
11 259 (1.33%) .NET Framework
12 257 (1.32%) WCF
13 245 (1.26%) J2EE
14 244 (1.26%) SOAP
15 202 (1.04%) CSS3
16 175 (0.90%) WPF
17 170 (0.88%) REST
18 154 (0.79%) JSON
19 150 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1644 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 511 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 452 (2.33%) Derivative
4 416 (2.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 389 (2.00%) User Experience
6 341 (1.76%) Fixed Income
7 335 (1.73%) Computer Science
8 299 (1.54%) Equities
9 235 (1.21%) DTV
10 223 (1.15%) Credit Risk
11 187 (0.96%) Mobile App
12 184 (0.95%) Open Source
13 175 (0.90%) Mainframe
14 166 (0.85%) Clustering
15 158 (0.81%) Blackberry
15 158 (0.81%) NHS
16 155 (0.80%) Mathematics
17 154 (0.79%) Hedge funds
18 152 (0.78%) Data Integration
19 150 (0.77%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1664 (8.57%) Windows
2 1080 (5.56%) UNIX
3 1037 (5.34%) Linux
4 397 (2.04%) Windows 7
5 378 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 282 (1.45%) Solaris
7 264 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 214 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 198 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 160 (0.82%) Apple iOS
11 150 (0.77%) Windows XP
12 141 (0.73%) AIX
13 132 (0.68%) Android
14 46 (0.24%) Windows 8
15 44 (0.23%) zOS
16 39 (0.20%) CentOS
16 39 (0.20%) Windows Vista
17 37 (0.19%) SUSE
18 32 (0.16%) HPUX
19 29 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2840 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
2 2787 (14.35%) Project Management
3 2459 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 1420 (7.31%) PRINCE2
5 1289 (6.64%) Migration
6 1282 (6.60%) Business Analysis
7 1268 (6.53%) Business Intelligence
8 1155 (5.95%) ITIL
9 946 (4.87%) Change Management
10 820 (4.22%) Scrum
11 775 (3.99%) User Acceptance Testing
12 745 (3.84%) Data Modelling
13 725 (3.73%) Risk Management
14 717 (3.69%) ETL
15 704 (3.63%) Programme Management
16 690 (3.55%) CRM
17 634 (3.27%) Analytics
18 625 (3.22%) TDD
19 567 (2.92%) Data Analysis
20 545 (2.81%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3120 (16.07%) SQL
2 1738 (8.95%) Java
3 1179 (6.07%) C#
4 944 (4.86%) JavaScript
5 424 (2.18%) PL/SQL
6 401 (2.07%) C++
7 394 (2.03%) Python
7 394 (2.03%) VBA
8 363 (1.87%) T-SQL
9 275 (1.42%) Perl
10 252 (1.30%) C
11 238 (1.23%) Shell Script
12 203 (1.05%) PowerShell
13 182 (0.94%) VB
14 157 (0.81%) VB.NET
15 139 (0.72%) PHP
16 113 (0.58%) Ruby
17 104 (0.54%) VBScript
18 93 (0.48%) Scala
19 91 (0.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1257 (6.47%) Degree
2 654 (3.37%) Security Cleared
3 428 (2.20%) SC Cleared
4 418 (2.15%) ISEB
5 324 (1.67%) PMI Certification
6 267 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
7 250 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 234 (1.21%) PMP
9 172 (0.89%) ISTQB
10 161 (0.83%) CCNP
11 157 (0.81%) CISSP
12 151 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 150 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
14 142 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
15 114 (0.59%) CCNA
16 106 (0.55%) CIMA
16 106 (0.55%) DV Cleared
17 104 (0.54%) ACCA
18 86 (0.44%) CCIE
19 83 (0.43%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 759 (3.91%) QA
2 294 (1.51%) SLA
3 156 (0.80%) Solvency II
4 122 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 110 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 102 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 95 (0.49%) PCI DSS
8 63 (0.32%) EMIR
9 60 (0.31%) GAAP
10 54 (0.28%) Basel III
11 53 (0.27%) FATCA
12 51 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
13 49 (0.25%) ISO 9001
14 46 (0.24%) Basel II
15 40 (0.21%) COBIT
16 38 (0.20%) COREP
17 31 (0.16%) P3O
18 28 (0.14%) FINREP
19 19 (0.098%) MiFID
20 13 (0.067%) CRD IV
System Software
1 606 (3.12%) Active Directory
2 351 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (0.59%) vSphere
4 108 (0.56%) XenApp
5 89 (0.46%) VMware ESX
6 79 (0.41%) Hyper-V
7 73 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
8 64 (0.33%) XenDesktop
9 62 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
10 50 (0.26%) NFS
11 44 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 40 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
13 20 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 19 (0.098%) XenServer
15 17 (0.088%) KVM
15 17 (0.088%) HDFS
16 16 (0.082%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 16 (0.082%) Xen
16 16 (0.082%) ISA Server
17 15 (0.077%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 238 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
2 172 (0.89%) SCCM
3 108 (0.56%) Control-M
4 107 (0.55%) Puppet
5 73 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
6 54 (0.28%) Tivoli
7 48 (0.25%) SCOM
8 40 (0.21%) NetBackup
9 39 (0.20%) Data Guard
10 30 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
10 30 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 28 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 25 (0.13%) OpenView
13 18 (0.093%) WSUS
14 17 (0.088%) BladeLogic
14 17 (0.088%) Cisco CUCM
14 17 (0.088%) Ansible
15 16 (0.082%) ITRS Geneos
16 14 (0.072%) HP Operations Orchestration
16 14 (0.072%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2210 (11.38%) Oracle
2 2077 (10.70%) Microsoft
3 1288 (6.63%) SAP
4 613 (3.16%) Cisco
5 594 (3.06%) VMware
6 552 (2.84%) IBM
7 492 (2.53%) Citrix
8 416 (2.14%) HP
9 273 (1.41%) Business Objects
10 243 (1.25%) Cognos
11 216 (1.11%) Red Hat
12 206 (1.06%) Sybase
13 199 (1.02%) CheckPoint
14 182 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
15 179 (0.92%) Informatica
16 177 (0.91%) F5
17 175 (0.90%) TIBCO
18 158 (0.81%) Juniper
19 156 (0.80%) NetApp
20 145 (0.75%) Remedy
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