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 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 10286 9872 8670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.36% 20.02% 20.22%
As % of the General category 52.15% 50.44% 47.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6885 6392 5726
Average daily rate
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£428 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £288
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 128 172 137
Average hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £46.60 £45.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.03% -18.25%
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
19723 19570 18367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 39.03% 39.68% 42.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12435 12311 11457
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
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 466 587 602
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+0.55% -18.63%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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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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 5389 £470 -1.05% 1790
South East 0 1534 £413 +5.76% 494
North West +2 824 £413 +6.45% 281
South West +1 679 £413 +4.43% 252
Yorkshire 0 610 £375 +4.89% 208
East of England -3 389 £425 +3.03% 139
East Midlands +1 354 £425 +3.03% 121
West Midlands -3 354 £400 +6.66% 135
North East +7 97 £390 +52.94% 15
Midlands -1 17 £388 -8.82% 3
South Coast +1 3 £675 -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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 4545 (23.34%) Banking
2 3098 (15.91%) SQL
3 2848 (14.62%) Agile Software Development
4 2758 (14.16%) Project Management
5 2444 (12.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 2204 (11.32%) Oracle
7 2083 (10.70%) Microsoft
8 1739 (8.93%) Java
9 1687 (8.66%) Windows
10 1619 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
11 1582 (8.12%) MS Excel
12 1494 (7.67%) SQL Server
13 1432 (7.35%) PRINCE2
14 1385 (7.11%) .NET
15 1294 (6.64%) Retail
16 1286 (6.60%) Migration
17 1279 (6.57%) SAP
18 1262 (6.48%) Degree
19 1253 (6.43%) Business Analysis
20 1247 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
21 1202 (6.17%) C#
22 1172 (6.02%) Investment Banking
23 1148 (5.90%) ITIL
24 1080 (5.55%) UNIX
25 1017 (5.22%) Linux
26 995 (5.11%) MS Office
27 989 (5.08%) HTML
28 968 (4.97%) JavaScript
29 966 (4.96%) Change Management
30 952 (4.89%) Telecoms

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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
1 661 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 380 (1.95%) SAS
3 265 (1.36%) WebSphere
4 201 (1.03%) MS Exchange
5 191 (0.98%) IIS
6 186 (0.96%) WebLogic
7 149 (0.77%) Apache
8 148 (0.76%) CMS
9 134 (0.69%) Tomcat
10 96 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
10 96 (0.49%) JBoss
11 89 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
11 89 (0.46%) Lync
12 82 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
13 74 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 71 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
15 69 (0.35%) TIBCO EMS
16 68 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
17 59 (0.30%) Confluence
18 52 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1582 (8.12%) MS Excel
2 995 (5.11%) MS Office
3 687 (3.53%) MS Project
4 618 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 471 (2.42%) MS Visio
6 150 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 94 (0.48%) Photoshop
8 48 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 26 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 26 (0.13%) SPSS
10 18 (0.092%) PowerPivot
11 17 (0.087%) OmniGraffle
12 16 (0.082%) InDesign
13 15 (0.077%) Acrobat
14 12 (0.062%) FrameMaker
15 10 (0.051%) RoboHelp
16 7 (0.036%) InfoPath
17 6 (0.031%) Open Workbench
18 5 (0.026%) Shockwave
19 3 (0.015%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 337 (1.73%) Oracle EBS R12
2 258 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
3 257 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 205 (1.05%) Oracle Financials
5 194 (1.00%) SAP FI
6 186 (0.96%) Oracle General Ledger
7 162 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
8 155 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
9 138 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
9 138 (0.71%) SAP CO
10 133 (0.68%) Agresso
11 132 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
12 115 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
13 99 (0.51%) Markit EDM
14 98 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
15 85 (0.44%) SAP ERP
16 74 (0.38%) Cognos TM1
17 73 (0.37%) SAP BPC
18 64 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
19 61 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 105 (0.54%) SaaS
2 51 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (0.26%) Office 365
4 43 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
5 42 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 33 (0.17%) PaaS
7 28 (0.14%) Force.com
8 26 (0.13%) IaaS
9 23 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
10 19 (0.098%) GitHub
11 15 (0.077%) SuccessFactors
12 13 (0.067%) IBM Blueworks
13 11 (0.056%) Amazon S3
14 9 (0.046%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 7 (0.036%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.021%) IBM SmartCloud
16 4 (0.021%) Taleo
17 3 (0.015%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 2 (0.010%) Heroku
18 2 (0.010%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 451 (2.32%) Firewall
2 308 (1.58%) Internet
3 280 (1.44%) WAN
4 268 (1.38%) TCP/IP
5 263 (1.35%) LAN
6 259 (1.33%) SAN
7 219 (1.12%) DNS
8 199 (1.02%) Network Security
9 142 (0.73%) VPN
10 121 (0.62%) HTTP
11 116 (0.60%) DHCP
12 113 (0.58%) BGP
13 108 (0.55%) MPLS
14 106 (0.54%) Intranet
15 100 (0.51%) Wireless
16 91 (0.47%) VoIP
17 88 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
18 86 (0.44%) Cisco Nexus
18 86 (0.44%) LDAP
19 82 (0.42%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1494 (7.67%) SQL Server
2 877 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
3 529 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 484 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 442 (2.27%) Relational Database
6 363 (1.86%) Oracle Database
7 322 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 232 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 207 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
10 202 (1.04%) QlikView
11 201 (1.03%) Big Data
12 162 (0.83%) Hadoop
12 162 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
13 161 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
14 157 (0.81%) RDBMS
15 152 (0.78%) DB2
16 144 (0.74%) MySQL
17 143 (0.73%) Data Mining
18 128 (0.66%) SAP BW
19 126 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 291 (1.49%) JIRA
2 188 (0.97%) Selenium
3 186 (0.96%) Subversion
3 186 (0.96%) Git (software)
4 180 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 166 (0.85%) Maven
6 153 (0.79%) Visual Studio
7 111 (0.57%) Jenkins
8 105 (0.54%) NUnit
9 99 (0.51%) JUnit
10 87 (0.45%) TeamCity
11 86 (0.44%) QuickTest Pro
12 84 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
13 77 (0.40%) Ant
14 70 (0.36%) Cucumber
15 60 (0.31%) WebDriver
16 55 (0.28%) Toad
17 51 (0.26%) Eclipse
18 47 (0.24%) Axure RP
19 46 (0.24%) SpecFlow
General
1 4545 (23.34%) Banking
2 1294 (6.64%) Retail
3 1172 (6.02%) Investment Banking
4 952 (4.89%) Telecoms
5 709 (3.64%) Front Office
6 688 (3.53%) Marketing
7 633 (3.25%) Financial Institution
8 597 (3.07%) Legal
9 472 (2.42%) Retail Banking
10 457 (2.35%) Manufacturing
11 341 (1.75%) Back Office
12 245 (1.26%) Advertising
13 244 (1.25%) Electronics
14 220 (1.13%) Law
15 197 (1.01%) General Ledger
16 188 (0.97%) Billing
17 102 (0.52%) Games
18 101 (0.52%) Publishing
19 95 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
20 83 (0.43%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4949 (25.41%) Analyst
2 3484 (17.89%) Developer
3 2528 (12.98%) Project Manager
4 2518 (12.93%) Business Analyst
5 1370 (7.04%) Consultant
6 1251 (6.42%) Architect
7 564 (2.90%) Java Developer
8 439 (2.25%) Data Analyst
9 436 (2.24%) Solutions Architect
10 429 (2.20%) Senior Analyst
11 407 (2.09%) Test Analyst
12 401 (2.06%) Programme Manager
13 369 (1.89%) C# Developer
14 365 (1.87%) Administrator
15 362 (1.86%) Senior Manager
16 358 (1.84%) Support Analyst
17 346 (1.78%) Senior Developer
18 329 (1.69%) .NET Developer
19 281 (1.44%) Test Manager
20 267 (1.37%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1385 (7.11%) .NET
2 989 (5.08%) HTML
3 685 (3.52%) XML
4 600 (3.08%) Web Services
5 593 (3.05%) CSS
6 481 (2.47%) HTML5
7 403 (2.07%) jQuery
8 381 (1.96%) ASP.NET
9 355 (1.82%) Middleware
10 324 (1.66%) Spring
11 319 (1.64%) AngularJS
12 265 (1.36%) .NET Framework
13 257 (1.32%) WCF
14 243 (1.25%) J2EE
15 237 (1.22%) SOAP
16 215 (1.10%) CSS3
17 190 (0.98%) WPF
18 176 (0.90%) REST
19 158 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
20 156 (0.80%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1619 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
2 507 (2.60%) Management Information System
3 461 (2.37%) Derivative
4 417 (2.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 403 (2.07%) User Experience
6 339 (1.74%) Fixed Income
6 339 (1.74%) Computer Science
7 292 (1.50%) Equities
8 233 (1.20%) DTV
9 223 (1.15%) Credit Risk
10 196 (1.01%) Mobile App
11 181 (0.93%) Mainframe
12 170 (0.87%) Blackberry
13 164 (0.84%) Mathematics
14 159 (0.82%) Clustering
15 154 (0.79%) Open Source
16 153 (0.79%) Data Integration
17 150 (0.77%) NHS
18 148 (0.76%) Visualisation
19 143 (0.73%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1687 (8.66%) Windows
2 1080 (5.55%) UNIX
3 1017 (5.22%) Linux
4 423 (2.17%) Windows 7
5 376 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 259 (1.33%) Solaris
7 253 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 213 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 197 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 158 (0.81%) Apple iOS
11 155 (0.80%) Windows XP
12 141 (0.72%) AIX
13 132 (0.68%) Android
14 45 (0.23%) Windows 8
15 43 (0.22%) zOS
16 41 (0.21%) Windows Vista
16 41 (0.21%) CentOS
17 38 (0.20%) SUSE
18 32 (0.16%) HPUX
19 30 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2848 (14.62%) Agile Software Development
2 2758 (14.16%) Project Management
3 2444 (12.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 1432 (7.35%) PRINCE2
5 1286 (6.60%) Migration
6 1253 (6.43%) Business Analysis
7 1247 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
8 1148 (5.90%) ITIL
9 966 (4.96%) Change Management
10 836 (4.29%) Scrum
11 792 (4.07%) User Acceptance Testing
12 738 (3.79%) Data Modelling
13 732 (3.76%) Risk Management
14 727 (3.73%) Programme Management
15 722 (3.71%) ETL
16 685 (3.52%) CRM
17 646 (3.32%) Analytics
18 639 (3.28%) TDD
19 559 (2.87%) Data Analysis
20 553 (2.84%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3098 (15.91%) SQL
2 1739 (8.93%) Java
3 1202 (6.17%) C#
4 968 (4.97%) JavaScript
5 415 (2.13%) PL/SQL
6 407 (2.09%) C++
7 397 (2.04%) VBA
8 386 (1.98%) Python
9 351 (1.80%) T-SQL
10 285 (1.46%) Perl
11 253 (1.30%) C
12 249 (1.28%) Shell Script
13 205 (1.05%) PowerShell
14 181 (0.93%) VB
15 148 (0.76%) VB.NET
16 141 (0.72%) PHP
17 108 (0.55%) Ruby
18 102 (0.52%) VBScript
19 98 (0.50%) Bash Shell
20 87 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1262 (6.48%) Degree
2 665 (3.41%) Security Cleared
3 449 (2.31%) SC Cleared
4 425 (2.18%) ISEB
5 334 (1.72%) PMI Certification
6 259 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
7 248 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 245 (1.26%) PMP
9 172 (0.88%) ISTQB
10 156 (0.80%) CISSP
11 152 (0.78%) CCNP
11 152 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 151 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
13 146 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
14 111 (0.57%) CCNA
15 103 (0.53%) CIMA
16 101 (0.52%) ACCA
17 98 (0.50%) DV Cleared
18 87 (0.45%) MCSE
19 85 (0.44%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 765 (3.93%) QA
2 310 (1.59%) SLA
3 161 (0.83%) Solvency II
4 122 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 108 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 101 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 89 (0.46%) PCI DSS
8 58 (0.30%) GAAP
9 56 (0.29%) Basel III
10 55 (0.28%) ISO 9001
11 53 (0.27%) EMIR
12 50 (0.26%) Basel II
13 47 (0.24%) FATCA
14 45 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
15 41 (0.21%) COBIT
16 39 (0.20%) COREP
17 36 (0.18%) P3O
18 28 (0.14%) FINREP
19 17 (0.087%) MiFID
20 15 (0.077%) CRD IV
System Software
1 612 (3.14%) Active Directory
2 318 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (0.55%) XenApp
4 106 (0.54%) vSphere
5 84 (0.43%) VMware ESX
6 76 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
7 74 (0.38%) Hyper-V
8 67 (0.34%) XenDesktop
9 66 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 44 (0.23%) NFS
11 41 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 33 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
13 18 (0.092%) RACF
14 17 (0.087%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 17 (0.087%) ISA Server
14 17 (0.087%) ACF2
15 15 (0.077%) HDFS
15 15 (0.077%) KVM
15 15 (0.077%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 14 (0.072%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 259 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
2 181 (0.93%) SCCM
3 116 (0.60%) Control-M
4 107 (0.55%) Puppet
5 71 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
6 54 (0.28%) Tivoli
7 45 (0.23%) SCOM
8 37 (0.19%) NetBackup
8 37 (0.19%) Data Guard
9 31 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 29 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
11 26 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 25 (0.13%) OpenView
13 20 (0.10%) Cisco CUCM
14 19 (0.098%) WSUS
14 19 (0.098%) BladeLogic
15 15 (0.077%) Ansible
15 15 (0.077%) ITRS Geneos
16 14 (0.072%) Norton AntiVirus
16 14 (0.072%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 2204 (11.32%) Oracle
2 2083 (10.70%) Microsoft
3 1279 (6.57%) SAP
4 603 (3.10%) Cisco
5 572 (2.94%) VMware
6 546 (2.80%) IBM
7 485 (2.49%) Citrix
8 407 (2.09%) HP
9 283 (1.45%) Business Objects
10 237 (1.22%) Cognos
11 225 (1.16%) Sybase
12 214 (1.10%) Red Hat
13 193 (0.99%) CheckPoint
14 186 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
15 180 (0.92%) Informatica
16 172 (0.88%) TIBCO
16 172 (0.88%) F5
17 156 (0.80%) Juniper
18 150 (0.77%) Remedy
19 138 (0.71%) NetApp
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