The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 7 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 75 30 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 16.03% 12.35% 13.24%
As % of the General category 47.77% 44.78% 42.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 18 29
Average daily rate
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£390 £340 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £284 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £483 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Average hourly rate £20.75 £24.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.43% -3.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -
Finance
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

General Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
157 67 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 33.55% 27.57% 31.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 35 53
Average daily rate £400 £390 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £525 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 24
Average hourly rate £40.00 £13.81 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+189.59% -64.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the Gloucestershire region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Gloucestershire region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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
Cheltenham -1 21 £375 -3.84% 16
Gloucester -5 11 £415 +10.66% 5
Cirencester -2 3 £363 +23.40% 4
Tewkesbury - 2 - -
Stroud - - - - 1
Finance
South West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 34 (26.56%) SQL
2 27 (21.09%) Oracle
3 26 (20.31%) Retail
4 25 (19.53%) Security Cleared
5 22 (17.19%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (12.50%) Windows
6 16 (12.50%) Business Objects
6 16 (12.50%) Telecoms
7 15 (11.72%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (11.72%) Banking
8 14 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (10.94%) Retail Banking
8 14 (10.94%) PRINCE2
8 14 (10.94%) DV Cleared
9 13 (10.16%) SAS
9 13 (10.16%) Microsoft
9 13 (10.16%) Marketing
10 12 (9.38%) Digital Marketing
10 12 (9.38%) Programme Management
10 12 (9.38%) Project Management
10 12 (9.38%) Service Delivery
10 12 (9.38%) UNIX
10 12 (9.38%) SQL Server
11 11 (8.59%) Java
11 11 (8.59%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (8.59%) Oracle BI EE
12 10 (7.81%) .NET
12 10 (7.81%) Web Services
13 9 (7.03%) SAP
13 9 (7.03%) Manufacturing

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 13 (10.16%) SAS
2 6 (4.69%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.91%) CMS
3 5 (3.91%) JBoss
4 3 (2.34%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.34%) Mule
5 2 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.56%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.78%) Apache
6 1 (0.78%) Eucalyptus
6 1 (0.78%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (6.25%) MS Office
2 5 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.91%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (3.91%) MS Project
3 2 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (3.13%) Google Analytics
2 4 (3.13%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (3.13%) WebTrends
2 4 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.13%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (3.13%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (3.13%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (2.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle ASCP
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.78%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.13%) DNS
2 3 (2.34%) Firewall
2 3 (2.34%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.34%) LAN
2 3 (2.34%) WAN
2 3 (2.34%) Internet
3 1 (0.78%) MPLS
3 1 (0.78%) BGP
3 1 (0.78%) EIGRP
3 1 (0.78%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.78%) HTTP
3 1 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.72%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (9.38%) SQL Server
3 11 (8.59%) Oracle BI EE
4 8 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 8 (6.25%) DB2
5 7 (5.47%) RDBMS
6 6 (4.69%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 5 (3.91%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (3.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (3.91%) Oracle Database
8 4 (3.13%) BusinessObjects XI
9 3 (2.34%) MySQL
9 3 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (2.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.78%) Oracle OLAP
11 1 (0.78%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (3.13%) JUnit
2 3 (2.34%) Toad
2 3 (2.34%) Maven
2 3 (2.34%) Selenium
2 3 (2.34%) WebDriver
2 3 (2.34%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.78%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.78%) JIRA
General
1 26 (20.31%) Retail
2 16 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 15 (11.72%) Banking
4 14 (10.94%) Retail Banking
5 13 (10.16%) Marketing
6 9 (7.03%) Manufacturing
7 8 (6.25%) Electronics
8 2 (1.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (20.31%) Developer
1 26 (20.31%) Analyst
2 13 (10.16%) Project Manager
2 13 (10.16%) Consultant
3 12 (9.38%) Business Analyst
3 12 (9.38%) Architect
4 9 (7.03%) Technical Architect
5 8 (6.25%) Java Developer
6 7 (5.47%) Service Manager
7 6 (4.69%) Senior Manager
7 6 (4.69%) Systems Analyst
7 6 (4.69%) Oracle Consultant
8 5 (3.91%) Business Developer
8 5 (3.91%) Tester
9 4 (3.13%) Business Systems Analyst
9 4 (3.13%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.13%) Functional Consultant
9 4 (3.13%) Oracle Functional Consultant
9 4 (3.13%) Incident Manager
9 4 (3.13%) PPC Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.81%) .NET
1 10 (7.81%) Web Services
2 6 (4.69%) Hibernate
2 6 (4.69%) Spring
2 6 (4.69%) HTML
3 5 (3.91%) J2EE
3 5 (3.91%) CSS
4 4 (3.13%) jQuery
5 3 (2.34%) SAML
5 3 (2.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (2.34%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.34%) Spring MVC
5 3 (2.34%) JDBC
5 3 (2.34%) XML
6 2 (1.56%) XSD
6 2 (1.56%) XSLT
6 2 (1.56%) Ajax
6 2 (1.56%) JSP
6 2 (1.56%) SOAP
6 2 (1.56%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.25%) DTV
2 7 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.91%) Digital Media
4 3 (2.34%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.56%) Economics
6 1 (0.78%) IPTV
6 1 (0.78%) Statistics
6 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.78%) FMCG
6 1 (0.78%) Open Source
6 1 (0.78%) Replication
6 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.78%) NHS
6 1 (0.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.50%) Windows
2 12 (9.38%) UNIX
3 6 (4.69%) Linux
4 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.56%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.19%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (10.94%) PRINCE2
2 14 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (9.38%) Programme Management
3 12 (9.38%) Project Management
3 12 (9.38%) Service Delivery
3 12 (9.38%) Digital Marketing
4 11 (8.59%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (6.25%) Migration
5 8 (6.25%) IT Governance
6 7 (5.47%) Data Analysis
7 6 (4.69%) ETL
7 6 (4.69%) Business Development
8 5 (3.91%) Data Validation
8 5 (3.91%) Business Analysis
8 5 (3.91%) Validation
9 4 (3.13%) TDD
9 4 (3.13%) Software Testing
9 4 (3.13%) Pay per click
9 4 (3.13%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 34 (26.56%) SQL
2 11 (8.59%) Java
3 8 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 6 (4.69%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.91%) C
5 5 (3.91%) C#
5 5 (3.91%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.34%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.78%) Ruby
7 1 (0.78%) XPath
Qualifications
1 25 (19.53%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.94%) DV Cleared
3 7 (5.47%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.13%) Degree
5 3 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (2.34%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.34%) ISEB
6 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.78%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.78%) APMP
7 1 (0.78%) CISSP
7 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.78%) HNC
7 1 (0.78%) HND
7 1 (0.78%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.25%) SLA
2 2 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.34%) Shibboleth
2 2 (1.56%) XenApp
2 2 (1.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (21.09%) Oracle
2 16 (12.50%) Business Objects
3 13 (10.16%) Microsoft
4 9 (7.03%) SAP
5 8 (6.25%) Informatica
6 6 (4.69%) VMware
7 5 (3.91%) Teradata
8 4 (3.13%) Cisco
8 4 (3.13%) Google
9 2 (1.56%) Capita
9 2 (1.56%) IBM
9 2 (1.56%) HP
9 2 (1.56%) Citrix
10 1 (0.78%) Avaya
10 1 (0.78%) Juniper
10 1 (0.78%) Cognos
10 1 (0.78%) Sybase
10 1 (0.78%) Telerik
10 1 (0.78%) NetApp
10 1 (0.78%) Nokia
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