The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the South Coast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 6 9 2
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing Finance 4 1 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South Coast 22.22% 2.22% 67.74%
As % of the General category 100.00% 16.67% 91.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£600 - £550
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 £20.00 £16.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -1.16%
Finance
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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 South Coast region.

General Category
South Coast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
4 6 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South Coast 22.22% 13.33% 74.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate £600 - £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+1.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in the South Coast

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in the South Coast

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in the South Coast

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in the South Coast

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in the South Coast

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in the South Coast

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South Coast

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Coast 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 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (20.00%) MS Project
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (20.00%) CRM
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) NeoLoad
4 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (10.00%) Windows
4 1 (10.00%) MS Office
4 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (10.00%) SAP
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) ISEB
4 1 (10.00%) PMP
4 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South Coast by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Coast 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 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Project
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) RTP
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (10.00%) JMeter
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) Rational Performance Tester
1 1 (10.00%) TestNG
1 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (10.00%) NeoLoad
General
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) SAP Manager
5 1 (10.00%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Data Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Data Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (10.00%) SAP Project Manager
5 1 (10.00%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) CRM
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) Kanban
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Open Source
4 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) PMP
1 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) SAP
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft