The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the M4 Corridor region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 4 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 6 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 28.57% 33.33% 11.76%
As % of the General category 54.55% 57.14% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate £288 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +6.45%
Finance
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the M4 Corridor region.

General Category
M4 Corridor
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
11 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 52.38% 58.33% 58.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 6
Average daily rate £300 £390 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -22.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £358 £445
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £390 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the M4 Corridor region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the M4 Corridor region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in the M4 Corridor

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the M4 Corridor region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in the M4 Corridor

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the M4 Corridor 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 5 (83.33%) ADSL
1 5 (83.33%) ISDN
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
1 5 (83.33%) PSTN
1 5 (83.33%) WAN
1 5 (83.33%) DHCP
1 5 (83.33%) Ethernet
1 5 (83.33%) SNMP
1 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
1 5 (83.33%) DNS
1 5 (83.33%) SSL
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) CCNA
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (83.33%) Internet
1 5 (83.33%) MPLS
1 5 (83.33%) ICMP
1 5 (83.33%) X.25
1 5 (83.33%) Project Management
1 5 (83.33%) Change Management
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
1 5 (83.33%) Management Information System
1 5 (83.33%) IPsec
1 5 (83.33%) Information Security
1 5 (83.33%) Cryptography
1 5 (83.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 5 (83.33%) Incident Management
1 5 (83.33%) Load Balancing
1 5 (83.33%) Problem Management
1 5 (83.33%) Network Security

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the M4 Corridor 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) ADSL
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (83.33%) DHCP
1 5 (83.33%) DNS
1 5 (83.33%) Ethernet
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
1 5 (83.33%) ICMP
1 5 (83.33%) Internet
1 5 (83.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 5 (83.33%) IPsec
1 5 (83.33%) ISDN
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
1 5 (83.33%) MPLS
1 5 (83.33%) Network Security
1 5 (83.33%) PSTN
1 5 (83.33%) SNMP
1 5 (83.33%) SSL
1 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
1 5 (83.33%) WAN
1 5 (83.33%) X.25
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Engineer
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Security Engineer
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Support
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Support Engineer
1 5 (83.33%) Network Engineer
1 5 (83.33%) Network Security Engineer
1 5 (83.33%) Network Support
1 5 (83.33%) Network Support Engineer
1 5 (83.33%) Security Engineer
1 5 (83.33%) Security Support Engineer
1 5 (83.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Cryptography
1 5 (83.33%) Data Centre
1 5 (83.33%) Driving Licence
1 5 (83.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Capacity Management
1 5 (83.33%) Change Management
1 5 (83.33%) Computer Security
1 5 (83.33%) Incident Management
1 5 (83.33%) Information Security
1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
1 5 (83.33%) Load Balancing
1 5 (83.33%) Network Management
1 5 (83.33%) Network Monitoring
1 5 (83.33%) Problem Management
1 5 (83.33%) Project Management
1 5 (83.33%) Security Patching
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) CCNA
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) Cyberoam
1 5 (83.33%) F5