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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 6 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South Coast 37.50% 18.52% 17.65%
As % of the General category 75.00% 71.43% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£650 £600 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.14%
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
8 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South Coast 50.00% 25.93% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Average daily rate £650 £538 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.93% -2.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.04 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -5.50%

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 27 Related IT Skills in the South Coast

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Kanban
2 1 (16.67%) TestNG
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (16.67%) Solvency II
2 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) PMP
2 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (16.67%) RTP
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) MS Project
2 1 (16.67%) SAP

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South Coast by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) RTP
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) TestNG
1 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Data Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Data Architect
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Kanban
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PMP
1 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) SAP