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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 7 13 10
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing Finance 77 30 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 14.81% 10.27% 10.97%
As % of the General category 48.43% 48.39% 40.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 19 25
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£390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £296 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £430 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 5
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
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
159 62 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 30.58% 21.23% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 37 40
Average daily rate £388 £403 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.78% +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £458 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 1 29
Average hourly rate £39.00 £37.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £37.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.00 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +2 31 £413 +17.85% 8
Gloucester -4 11 £400 -5.88% 1
Cirencester - 4 £325 - 5
Tewkesbury - 2 - -
Stroud - - - -
Finance
South West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 42 (27.27%) SQL
2 34 (22.08%) Security Cleared
3 30 (19.48%) DV Cleared
4 29 (18.83%) Retail
5 26 (16.88%) Oracle
6 24 (15.58%) Business Intelligence
7 22 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 22 (14.29%) Windows
8 19 (12.34%) PRINCE2
8 19 (12.34%) Telecoms
9 18 (11.69%) Banking
9 18 (11.69%) SQL Server
10 17 (11.04%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (10.39%) Business Objects
11 16 (10.39%) Retail Banking
12 15 (9.74%) .NET
13 14 (9.09%) UNIX
13 14 (9.09%) Service Delivery
14 13 (8.44%) Migration
14 13 (8.44%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (8.44%) Business Development
14 13 (8.44%) Project Management
15 12 (7.79%) SLA
15 12 (7.79%) SAS
15 12 (7.79%) C#
16 11 (7.14%) HTML
16 11 (7.14%) MS Office
16 11 (7.14%) Web Services
16 11 (7.14%) Programme Management
16 11 (7.14%) Agile Software Development

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 12 (7.79%) SAS
2 4 (2.60%) IIS
2 4 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.95%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.95%) Eucalyptus
3 3 (1.95%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.30%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.65%) JBoss
5 1 (0.65%) Apache
5 1 (0.65%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.65%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.65%) CMS
5 1 (0.65%) Mule
5 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (7.14%) MS Office
2 10 (6.49%) MS Project
3 6 (3.90%) MS Excel
4 3 (1.95%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.95%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.95%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.65%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.65%) Agresso
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.65%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.90%) DNS
2 5 (3.25%) LAN
2 5 (3.25%) WAN
3 3 (1.95%) Ethernet
3 3 (1.95%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.95%) Firewall
4 2 (1.30%) Internet
5 1 (0.65%) HTTP
5 1 (0.65%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.65%) MPLS
5 1 (0.65%) BGP
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 17 (11.04%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (5.84%) RDBMS
3 9 (5.84%) Oracle BI EE
3 9 (5.84%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.19%) DB2
5 7 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (4.55%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.90%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 5 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (2.60%) BusinessObjects XI
8 4 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.95%) MySQL
9 3 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.65%) MS Access
11 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.65%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 6 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.95%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.95%) Toad
2 3 (1.95%) Maven
3 2 (1.30%) JUnit
4 1 (0.65%) Selenium
4 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.65%) WebDriver
General
1 29 (18.83%) Retail
2 19 (12.34%) Telecoms
3 18 (11.69%) Banking
4 16 (10.39%) Retail Banking
5 8 (5.19%) Manufacturing
5 8 (5.19%) Marketing
6 7 (4.55%) Electronics
7 2 (1.30%) Legal
8 1 (0.65%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (24.68%) Analyst
2 29 (18.83%) Developer
3 20 (12.99%) Project Manager
4 18 (11.69%) Consultant
5 17 (11.04%) Business Analyst
6 14 (9.09%) Architect
6 14 (9.09%) Service Manager
7 10 (6.49%) Technical Architect
8 7 (4.55%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.55%) Services Delivery Manager
8 7 (4.55%) Java Developer
8 7 (4.55%) .NET Developer
8 7 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (3.90%) C# Developer
9 6 (3.90%) Senior Manager
9 6 (3.90%) Systems Analyst
10 4 (2.60%) OBIEE Consultant
10 4 (2.60%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (2.60%) Project Officer
10 4 (2.60%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.74%) .NET
2 11 (7.14%) HTML
2 11 (7.14%) Web Services
3 9 (5.84%) XML
4 6 (3.90%) XSLT
5 5 (3.25%) XSD
5 5 (3.25%) CSS
5 5 (3.25%) Hibernate
5 5 (3.25%) Spring
6 4 (2.60%) LINQ
6 4 (2.60%) WCF
6 4 (2.60%) J2EE
6 4 (2.60%) DHTML
7 3 (1.95%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.95%) JDBC
7 3 (1.95%) SAML
7 3 (1.95%) Spring MVC
7 3 (1.95%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.95%) Java EE
7 3 (1.95%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.55%) DTV
2 3 (1.95%) Replication
2 3 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.95%) Data Structures
3 2 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.30%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.65%) GIS
4 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.65%) Statistics
4 1 (0.65%) Economics
4 1 (0.65%) Open Source
4 1 (0.65%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.65%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.29%) Windows
2 14 (9.09%) UNIX
3 7 (4.55%) Linux
4 4 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.60%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (15.58%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (12.34%) PRINCE2
3 14 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 13 (8.44%) Migration
4 13 (8.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (8.44%) Business Development
4 13 (8.44%) Project Management
5 11 (7.14%) Programme Management
5 11 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (5.19%) Digital Marketing
6 8 (5.19%) IT Governance
6 8 (5.19%) Business Analysis
7 7 (4.55%) Data Analysis
7 7 (4.55%) Systems Analysis
7 7 (4.55%) Validation
7 7 (4.55%) Data Validation
8 6 (3.90%) Project Governance
8 6 (3.90%) Data Migration
9 5 (3.25%) ETL
9 5 (3.25%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (27.27%) SQL
2 12 (7.79%) C#
3 10 (6.49%) JavaScript
4 9 (5.84%) T-SQL
4 9 (5.84%) PL/SQL
5 8 (5.19%) Java
6 7 (4.55%) C
7 5 (3.25%) C++
7 5 (3.25%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.65%) Python
8 1 (0.65%) VBA
8 1 (0.65%) VB
8 1 (0.65%) COBOL
8 1 (0.65%) PHP
8 1 (0.65%) XPath
8 1 (0.65%) VB6
8 1 (0.65%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 34 (22.08%) Security Cleared
2 30 (19.48%) DV Cleared
3 5 (3.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (2.60%) BC Cleared
4 4 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.95%) Degree
6 2 (1.30%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.30%) APMP
6 2 (1.30%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.65%) CISSP
7 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.65%) ISEB
7 1 (0.65%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.79%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.95%) Shibboleth
3 3 (1.95%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (16.88%) Oracle
2 22 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 16 (10.39%) Business Objects
4 9 (5.84%) Informatica
4 9 (5.84%) VMware
5 8 (5.19%) SAP
6 6 (3.90%) Teradata
6 6 (3.90%) Cisco
7 3 (1.95%) Citrix
7 3 (1.95%) IBM
7 3 (1.95%) NetApp
8 2 (1.30%) Capita
9 1 (0.65%) Cognos
9 1 (0.65%) ESRI
9 1 (0.65%) Nokia
9 1 (0.65%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.65%) Juniper
9 1 (0.65%) HP
9 1 (0.65%) ATG
9 1 (0.65%) Google