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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 12 10 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing Finance 8 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 7.21% 8.00% 13.04%
As % of the General category 25.81% 38.46% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 6
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£413 £372 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.88% -0.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £210 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.26 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.86% -5.71%
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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
31 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 27.93% 20.80% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 12
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £225 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £26.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

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
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 28 August 2015, 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 3 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
1 3 (25.00%) SAP
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Time Management
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (16.67%) Cash Management
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Scrum
2 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) General Ledger
2 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (16.67%) Rational Rose
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (8.33%) BPR
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) B2B
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Project
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Cash Management
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Rational Rose
2 1 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 2 (16.67%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Technician
4 1 (8.33%) AWS Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (8.33%) LINQ
1 1 (8.33%) jQuery
1 1 (8.33%) Mason
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (8.33%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Human Factors
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Migration
1 2 (16.67%) Scrum
1 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
1 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (16.67%) Time Management
1 2 (16.67%) Cash Management
2 1 (8.33%) Requirements Engineering
2 1 (8.33%) SDLC
2 1 (8.33%) Data Mapping
2 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Requirements Management
2 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) UML
2 1 (8.33%) ERP
2 1 (8.33%) B2B
2 1 (8.33%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C#
1 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VBScript
2 1 (8.33%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) IIBA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
1 3 (25.00%) SAP
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco