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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 8 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Finance 66 59 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 14.04% 12.45% 13.37%
As % of the General category 61.11% 55.66% 43.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 38 31
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £325 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £466 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.25 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+4.10% -20.65%
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
108 106 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 22.98% 22.36% 30.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 53 54
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £448 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 17
Average hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +5.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.64 £44.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.88%

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 30 April 2016.

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
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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Gloucester +1 19 £310 -22.50% 12
Cheltenham +5 5 £353 -17.05% 11
Cirencester - 4 £400 -
Finance
South West

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 38 (25.33%) SQL
2 35 (23.33%) Security Cleared
3 32 (21.33%) Business Intelligence
4 28 (18.67%) PRINCE2
4 28 (18.67%) DV Cleared
5 26 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (16.00%) Telecoms
7 23 (15.33%) Programme Management
8 22 (14.67%) Marketing
9 20 (13.33%) Risk Management
9 20 (13.33%) Project Management
9 20 (13.33%) Java
10 19 (12.67%) C
10 19 (12.67%) Information Assurance
10 19 (12.67%) Change Control
11 18 (12.00%) Digital Marketing
11 18 (12.00%) XML
11 18 (12.00%) Manufacturing
11 18 (12.00%) Migration
11 18 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (11.33%) Electronics
12 17 (11.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 17 (11.33%) Requirements Management
12 17 (11.33%) Document Management
12 17 (11.33%) SAP
12 17 (11.33%) Web Services
12 17 (11.33%) Continuous Improvement
13 16 (10.67%) Microsoft
13 16 (10.67%) Scrum
13 16 (10.67%) Banking

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 8 (5.33%) Tomcat
1 8 (5.33%) WebSphere
1 8 (5.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (4.67%) Mule
2 7 (4.67%) Mule ESB
3 5 (3.33%) SAS
4 2 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.67%) Apache
5 1 (0.67%) Eucalyptus
5 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (8.67%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.00%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (4.00%) MS Office
4 5 (3.33%) MS Project
5 3 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (11.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.67%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (2.00%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (2.00%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (1.33%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (1.33%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.33%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.67%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.67%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.67%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (4.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (2.00%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.00%) LAN
1 6 (4.00%) WAN
2 3 (2.00%) HTTPS
2 3 (2.00%) IP Telephony
2 3 (2.00%) SAN
2 3 (2.00%) SSL
2 3 (2.00%) VPN
3 2 (1.33%) HTTP
3 2 (1.33%) SSH
3 2 (1.33%) Wireless
3 2 (1.33%) WLAN
4 1 (0.67%) DNS
4 1 (0.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.33%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (7.33%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.33%) RDBMS
3 8 (5.33%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (2.00%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.33%) Data Mart
7 2 (1.33%) MS Access
7 2 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.67%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.67%) MySQL
8 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (5.33%) Eclipse
1 8 (5.33%) Maven
2 7 (4.67%) ERwin
3 3 (2.00%) LoadRunner
3 3 (2.00%) Selenium
3 3 (2.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.33%) FinalBuilder
4 2 (1.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.33%) JIRA
4 2 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.33%) Toad
4 2 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.33%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.67%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
General
1 24 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 22 (14.67%) Marketing
3 18 (12.00%) Manufacturing
4 17 (11.33%) Electronics
5 16 (10.67%) Banking
6 7 (4.67%) Retail
7 6 (4.00%) Law
8 4 (2.67%) Retail Banking
9 3 (2.00%) Billing
10 2 (1.33%) Advertising
10 2 (1.33%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.67%) Brand Awareness
11 1 (0.67%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 45 (30.00%) Analyst
2 26 (17.33%) Developer
3 16 (10.67%) Java Developer
4 13 (8.67%) Business Analyst
5 12 (8.00%) Financial Analyst
6 11 (7.33%) Consultant
6 11 (7.33%) Project Officer
7 10 (6.67%) Project Manager
7 10 (6.67%) Service Analyst
8 9 (6.00%) Test Analyst
9 8 (5.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 7 (4.67%) PMO Analyst
10 7 (4.67%) Project Controller
10 7 (4.67%) Project Support Officer
10 7 (4.67%) Technical Analyst
11 6 (4.00%) Architect
11 6 (4.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
11 6 (4.00%) Integration Developer
11 6 (4.00%) Senior Developer
11 6 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.00%) XML
2 17 (11.33%) Web Services
3 15 (10.00%) Apache Camel
3 15 (10.00%) Hibernate
3 15 (10.00%) JPA
4 14 (9.33%) Spring
5 10 (6.67%) CSS
5 10 (6.67%) HTML
6 9 (6.00%) Java EE
7 8 (5.33%) Ajax
7 8 (5.33%) JSF
7 8 (5.33%) JSP
7 8 (5.33%) RichFaces
7 8 (5.33%) Struts
8 7 (4.67%) JSON
8 7 (4.67%) Spring Integration
8 7 (4.67%) Spring MVC
8 7 (4.67%) Spring Web Flow
9 6 (4.00%) SOAP
10 5 (3.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.67%) Data Extraction
4 2 (1.33%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.33%) Health Informatics
4 2 (1.33%) Informatics
4 2 (1.33%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.67%) CMDB
5 1 (0.67%) Copywriting
5 1 (0.67%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.67%) NHS
5 1 (0.67%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.67%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.67%) Replication
5 1 (0.67%) Social Media
5 1 (0.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.67%) Windows
2 9 (6.00%) Linux
3 6 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (3.33%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.33%) CentOS
6 2 (1.33%) Unix
6 2 (1.33%) zOS
7 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.67%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (21.33%) Business Intelligence
2 28 (18.67%) PRINCE2
3 26 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (15.33%) Programme Management
5 20 (13.33%) Project Management
5 20 (13.33%) Risk Management
6 19 (12.67%) Change Control
6 19 (12.67%) Information Assurance
7 18 (12.00%) Digital Marketing
7 18 (12.00%) Migration
7 18 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (11.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (11.33%) Document Management
8 17 (11.33%) Requirements Management
9 16 (10.67%) Scrum
10 15 (10.00%) Data Modelling
11 10 (6.67%) Data Analysis
11 10 (6.67%) ERP
12 9 (6.00%) MVC
13 8 (5.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 38 (25.33%) SQL
2 20 (13.33%) Java
3 19 (12.67%) C
4 10 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.33%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.67%) Ruby
7 3 (2.00%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.00%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.33%) C#
8 2 (1.33%) C++
8 2 (1.33%) VB
8 2 (1.33%) VB6
8 2 (1.33%) VC++
9 1 (0.67%) PHP
9 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 28 (18.67%) DV Cleared
3 6 (4.00%) CCNA
3 6 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (3.33%) Degree
4 5 (3.33%) ISEB
4 5 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.00%) CCNP
5 3 (2.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.33%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.67%) APMG
7 1 (0.67%) APMP
7 1 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.67%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 3 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.00%) QA
2 2 (1.33%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.67%) Basel II
3 1 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.33%) ISA Server
2 4 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (2.67%) XenApp
2 4 (2.67%) XenDesktop
3 3 (2.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.33%) ACF2
5 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.33%) SCCM
2 2 (1.33%) zSecure
Vendors
1 17 (11.33%) SAP
2 16 (10.67%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.33%) Oracle
4 8 (5.33%) Citrix
4 8 (5.33%) IBM
5 6 (4.00%) HP
6 5 (3.33%) Teradata
7 3 (2.00%) CA
7 3 (2.00%) Cisco
7 3 (2.00%) Nortel
7 3 (2.00%) Polycom
7 3 (2.00%) VMware
8 2 (1.33%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.33%) Genesys
8 2 (1.33%) Informatica
8 2 (1.33%) Meraki
8 2 (1.33%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.33%) Siemens
9 1 (0.67%) Sage
9 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
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