The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the South East region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 3 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 1512 1160 1501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.29% 13.66% 14.18%
As % of the General category 43.19% 36.23% 37.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 874 669 819
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £539 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 32 37
Average hourly rate £24.50 £19.39 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.35% +10.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.87 £12.00 £12.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.80 £51.30 £42.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £19.39 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.87% -22.44%
General Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3501 3202 3991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.40% 37.69% 37.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1822 1486 1751
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £523 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 187 213
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Finance
England

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the South East region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the South East region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Finance
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the South East region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +5 400 £400 +6.66% 86
Surrey -1 324 £395 -2.76% 113
Buckinghamshire +2 304 £355 +9.23% 45
Hampshire +2 222 £400 - 67
Oxfordshire -3 53 £358 -11.72% 26
Kent +2 47 £388 +12.31% 24
West Sussex -4 47 £338 -15.62% 34
Middlesex +1 27 £475 +34.75%
East Sussex -11 25 £413 +13.01% 11
Home Counties -4 3 £575 +79.68%
Sussex -6 2 - - 2
Thames Valley -2 1 - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 526 (18.70%) Project Management
2 399 (14.18%) Oracle
3 390 (13.86%) SQL
4 331 (11.77%) Telecoms
5 330 (11.73%) PRINCE2
6 329 (11.70%) Microsoft
7 306 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 289 (10.27%) Banking
9 286 (10.17%) MS Excel
10 271 (9.63%) Windows
11 252 (8.96%) .NET
12 234 (8.32%) SAP
13 202 (7.18%) MS Office
14 200 (7.11%) Migration
15 196 (6.97%) Business Analysis
16 195 (6.93%) Agile Software Development
17 187 (6.65%) SQL Server
18 185 (6.58%) UNIX
19 162 (5.76%) Degree
20 160 (5.69%) C#
21 159 (5.65%) HTML
21 159 (5.65%) Java
22 156 (5.55%) ITIL
22 156 (5.55%) Business Intelligence
23 155 (5.51%) JavaScript
24 151 (5.37%) MS Project
25 147 (5.23%) CRM
26 143 (5.08%) Change Management
27 140 (4.98%) Marketing
28 127 (4.51%) CSS

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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
1 123 (4.37%) SharePoint
2 46 (1.64%) MS Exchange
3 42 (1.49%) WebSphere
4 28 (1.00%) CMS
5 26 (0.92%) IIS
6 24 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 23 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
8 21 (0.75%) SAS
8 21 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
9 17 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
10 16 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 15 (0.53%) Tomcat
12 13 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
13 12 (0.43%) WebLogic
14 10 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (0.32%) MQSeries
15 9 (0.32%) Adobe CQ
16 8 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
16 8 (0.28%) Apache
17 7 (0.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 286 (10.17%) MS Excel
2 202 (7.18%) MS Office
3 151 (5.37%) MS Project
4 103 (3.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 72 (2.56%) MS Visio
6 28 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.64%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.25%) Fireworks
10 6 (0.21%) QuarkXPress
10 6 (0.21%) Quicktime
11 4 (0.14%) Maya
12 3 (0.11%) SPSS
12 3 (0.11%) InDesign
12 3 (0.11%) Open Workbench
13 2 (0.071%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.036%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.036%) PaintShop Pro
14 1 (0.036%) DOC1
14 1 (0.036%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 47 (1.67%) Oracle Financials
2 43 (1.53%) SAP FI
3 38 (1.35%) Oracle EBS R12
4 33 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
5 32 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
6 29 (1.03%) SAP FI/CO
6 29 (1.03%) SAP CO
7 26 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 22 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
9 21 (0.75%) Oracle General Ledger
10 18 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
11 17 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
12 13 (0.46%) SAP SD
13 10 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
14 9 (0.32%) Agresso
14 9 (0.32%) HFM
14 9 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
15 8 (0.28%) SAP HR
16 7 (0.25%) SAP CRM
16 7 (0.25%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 16 (0.57%) SaaS
2 5 (0.18%) Office 365
3 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.11%) IaaS
4 3 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.036%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.036%) Force.com
5 1 (0.036%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (1.74%) LAN
2 48 (1.71%) SAN
3 44 (1.56%) Firewall
4 40 (1.42%) WAN
5 32 (1.14%) TCP/IP
6 29 (1.03%) Intranet
6 29 (1.03%) Internet
7 27 (0.96%) DNS
8 21 (0.75%) Radio Access Network
9 20 (0.71%) HTTP
10 18 (0.64%) Network Security
11 16 (0.57%) ATM
12 14 (0.50%) VPN
12 14 (0.50%) SSL
13 13 (0.46%) FTP
14 11 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (0.36%) DHCP
16 9 (0.32%) MPLS
16 9 (0.32%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (6.65%) SQL Server
2 117 (4.16%) Data Warehouse
3 68 (2.42%) DB2
4 60 (2.13%) Oracle Database
4 60 (2.13%) Relational Database
5 44 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 42 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
7 39 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 34 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
9 32 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 24 (0.85%) MS Access
11 23 (0.82%) QlikView
12 20 (0.71%) Data Mining
13 19 (0.68%) MySQL
13 19 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
15 16 (0.57%) SAP BW
15 16 (0.57%) PowerCenter
15 16 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
16 15 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 76 (2.70%) Visual Studio
2 51 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 42 (1.49%) Selenium
4 35 (1.24%) Subversion
5 26 (0.92%) QuickTest Pro
6 25 (0.89%) Git (software)
7 21 (0.75%) WebDriver
8 17 (0.60%) SoapUI
9 16 (0.57%) JIRA
10 12 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 11 (0.39%) JMeter
11 11 (0.39%) PhantomJS
12 10 (0.36%) Cucumber
13 8 (0.28%) SpecFlow
13 8 (0.28%) Maven
13 8 (0.28%) LoadRunner
13 8 (0.28%) Dreamweaver
13 8 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
14 7 (0.25%) Ant
14 7 (0.25%) NUnit
General
1 331 (11.77%) Telecoms
2 289 (10.27%) Banking
3 140 (4.98%) Marketing
4 117 (4.16%) Retail
5 81 (2.88%) Legal
6 64 (2.28%) Financial Institution
7 47 (1.67%) Automotive
7 47 (1.67%) Billing
8 43 (1.53%) Manufacturing
8 43 (1.53%) Spanish Language
9 30 (1.07%) Electronics
10 28 (1.00%) German Language
11 25 (0.89%) French Language
12 22 (0.78%) Retail Banking
13 21 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
14 16 (0.57%) Advertising
14 16 (0.57%) Law
15 15 (0.53%) General Ledger
16 13 (0.46%) Back Office
17 12 (0.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 762 (27.09%) Analyst
2 511 (18.17%) Project Manager
3 419 (14.90%) Developer
4 359 (12.76%) Business Analyst
5 184 (6.54%) Consultant
6 116 (4.12%) Architect
7 87 (3.09%) .NET Developer
8 85 (3.02%) Test Analyst
9 69 (2.45%) Administrator
10 63 (2.24%) Senior Manager
11 61 (2.17%) DBA
12 54 (1.92%) Data Analyst
12 54 (1.92%) Programme Manager
13 49 (1.74%) Senior Project Manager
14 48 (1.71%) Senior Analyst
15 42 (1.49%) Support Analyst
15 42 (1.49%) SAP Consultant
16 41 (1.46%) Change Manager
16 41 (1.46%) Delivery Manager
16 41 (1.46%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (8.96%) .NET
2 159 (5.65%) HTML
3 127 (4.51%) CSS
4 114 (4.05%) ASP.NET
5 110 (3.91%) XML
6 97 (3.45%) jQuery
7 93 (3.31%) Web Services
8 85 (3.02%) HTML5
9 64 (2.28%) WCF
10 44 (1.56%) XSLT
10 44 (1.56%) J2EE
11 43 (1.53%) Spring
12 40 (1.42%) ASP.NET MVC
12 40 (1.42%) Ajax
13 38 (1.35%) WF
14 37 (1.32%) Django
15 35 (1.24%) CSS3
16 32 (1.14%) Hibernate
17 30 (1.07%) SOAP
18 26 (0.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 75 (2.67%) Management Information System
2 49 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
3 38 (1.35%) NHS
4 31 (1.10%) Mobile App
5 29 (1.03%) Replication
6 25 (0.89%) PMI
7 24 (0.85%) FMCG
7 24 (0.85%) DTV
8 23 (0.82%) Mainframe
9 20 (0.71%) Computer Science
10 18 (0.64%) Blackberry
11 17 (0.60%) Clustering
12 15 (0.53%) AS400
12 15 (0.53%) Visualisation
13 12 (0.43%) Data Integration
14 11 (0.39%) Statistics
14 11 (0.39%) Mathematics
15 10 (0.36%) Social Media
15 10 (0.36%) DataPower
15 10 (0.36%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 271 (9.63%) Windows
2 185 (6.58%) UNIX
3 123 (4.37%) Linux
4 59 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 56 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 48 (1.71%) AIX
7 46 (1.64%) Windows 7
8 45 (1.60%) Solaris
9 28 (1.00%) Windows XP
10 24 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (0.46%) Android
12 13 (0.46%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.25%) Windows 2000
13 7 (0.25%) SUSE
14 4 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.14%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.11%) VMS
15 3 (0.11%) zOS
16 2 (0.071%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (18.70%) Project Management
2 330 (11.73%) PRINCE2
3 306 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 200 (7.11%) Migration
5 196 (6.97%) Business Analysis
6 195 (6.93%) Agile Software Development
7 156 (5.55%) ITIL
7 156 (5.55%) Business Intelligence
8 147 (5.23%) CRM
9 143 (5.08%) Change Management
10 125 (4.44%) Workflow
11 116 (4.12%) Scrum
12 97 (3.45%) Project Planning
13 91 (3.23%) MVC
14 86 (3.06%) Programme Management
15 82 (2.92%) ERP
16 80 (2.84%) Service Delivery
17 79 (2.81%) E-Commerce
18 76 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
19 74 (2.63%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 390 (13.86%) SQL
2 160 (5.69%) C#
3 159 (5.65%) Java
4 155 (5.51%) JavaScript
5 73 (2.60%) PL/SQL
6 52 (1.85%) VB.NET
7 50 (1.78%) Shell Script
8 44 (1.56%) C
9 39 (1.39%) Python
10 34 (1.21%) VB
11 28 (1.00%) T-SQL
12 20 (0.71%) Perl
13 19 (0.68%) C++
13 19 (0.68%) ABAP
13 19 (0.68%) VBA
14 16 (0.57%) PHP
15 15 (0.53%) VB6
16 14 (0.50%) PowerShell
17 9 (0.32%) JCL
18 8 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 162 (5.76%) Degree
2 123 (4.37%) Security Cleared
3 102 (3.63%) SC Cleared
4 100 (3.55%) ISEB
5 69 (2.45%) PMI Certification
6 65 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 59 (2.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 50 (1.78%) PMP
9 27 (0.96%) CIMA
9 27 (0.96%) ACCA
9 27 (0.96%) ISTQB
9 27 (0.96%) DV Cleared
10 20 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
11 18 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (0.53%) CISSP
13 12 (0.43%) MCSE
14 11 (0.39%) CISM
14 11 (0.39%) APMP
15 9 (0.32%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (3.48%) QA
2 71 (2.52%) SLA
3 34 (1.21%) PCI DSS
4 27 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.39%) COBIT
7 6 (0.21%) Solvency II
7 6 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.21%) P3O
8 4 (0.14%) GAAP
9 3 (0.11%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.071%) FATCA
10 2 (0.071%) COSO
10 2 (0.071%) BS25999
11 1 (0.036%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.036%) GxP
11 1 (0.036%) Basel II
11 1 (0.036%) COREP
11 1 (0.036%) FINREP
System Software
1 112 (3.98%) Active Directory
2 45 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.75%) Hyper-V
4 19 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
5 12 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
6 8 (0.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 6 (0.21%) SRDF
7 6 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (0.18%) NFS
8 5 (0.18%) ISA Server
8 5 (0.18%) KVM
9 4 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.11%) RACF
10 3 (0.11%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.071%) vSphere
11 2 (0.071%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.036%) Xen
12 1 (0.036%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.036%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.036%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 41 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
2 37 (1.32%) SCCM
3 16 (0.57%) SCOM
4 15 (0.53%) Tivoli
4 15 (0.53%) Data Guard
5 10 (0.36%) NetBackup
6 8 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 7 (0.25%) Legato
7 7 (0.25%) BMC PATROL
7 7 (0.25%) Foglight
8 5 (0.18%) Control-M
8 5 (0.18%) ARCserve
8 5 (0.18%) EMC TimeFinder
8 5 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.14%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (0.14%) EMC Navisphere
10 3 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.11%) CA Wily
11 2 (0.071%) nmon
Vendors
1 399 (14.18%) Oracle
2 329 (11.70%) Microsoft
3 234 (8.32%) SAP
4 80 (2.84%) IBM
5 66 (2.35%) VMware
6 48 (1.71%) Citrix
6 48 (1.71%) HP
7 42 (1.49%) Business Objects
8 35 (1.24%) Cisco
9 33 (1.17%) Hyperion
10 30 (1.07%) Red Hat
11 29 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
12 28 (1.00%) Informatica
13 23 (0.82%) Cognos
14 20 (0.71%) Siebel
14 20 (0.71%) Ericsson
15 19 (0.68%) EMC
15 19 (0.68%) Remedy
16 18 (0.64%) Ab Initio
17 17 (0.60%) CheckPoint
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