The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 14 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing Finance 12 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 9.02% 16.67% 7.41%
As % of the General category 42.86% 65.52% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 4
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£305 £500 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.00% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £278 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £675 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £57.38 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
Finance
Hampshire

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

General Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
28 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 21.05% 25.44% 30.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 7
Average daily rate £363 £500 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +56.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £319 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £675 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 (22.73%) Project Management
1 5 (22.73%) Retail
2 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
2 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) MS Project
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) Resource Management
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (9.09%) Time Management
3 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.09%) SaaS
3 2 (9.09%) Performance Engineering
3 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) DB2
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 2 (9.09%) C
3 2 (9.09%) ERP
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.55%) Military
4 1 (4.55%) Information Security
4 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.55%) Back Office
4 1 (4.55%) CISA

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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.

Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Project
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) LDAP
1 1 (4.55%) VoIP
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) DB2
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) MS Access
General
1 5 (22.73%) Retail
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Military
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
3 1 (4.55%) Back Office
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Project Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) C Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.55%) Junior
5 1 (4.55%) Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Report Developer
5 1 (4.55%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) PMO Manager
5 1 (4.55%) IT Support
5 1 (4.55%) Designer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior PMO Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) SecurID
2 1 (4.55%) PKI
2 1 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (4.55%) SCADA
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Data Integration
2 1 (4.55%) Smart Meter
2 1 (4.55%) Open Source
2 1 (4.55%) SWIFT
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Project Management
2 3 (13.64%) Resource Management
3 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 2 (9.09%) Performance Engineering
3 2 (9.09%) Time Management
3 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 2 (9.09%) ERP
3 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.55%) Information Security
4 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.55%) Data Management
4 1 (4.55%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.55%) Change Management
4 1 (4.55%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) C
3 1 (4.55%) C++
3 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.55%) VB
3 1 (4.55%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) MCP
1 1 (4.55%) CISSP
1 1 (4.55%) PMP
1 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
1 1 (4.55%) CISA
1 1 (4.55%) CISM
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
1 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.55%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) McAfee
2 1 (4.55%) Tableau
2 1 (4.55%) SAP
2 1 (4.55%) Cognos