The 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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 3 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1348 1382 1314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.74% 14.48% 15.36%
As % of the General category 44.25% 42.59% 42.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 859 814 757
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 24 27
Average hourly rate £22.75 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.82% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.27 £9.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.45 £36.75 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +6.45%
Finance
England

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

General Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3046 3245 3063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.58% 34.01% 35.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1659 1699 1547
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 87 147
Average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire 0 287 £375 +3.44% 56
Berkshire +2 283 £400 -5.88% 132
Surrey +1 255 £415 -2.35% 92
Hampshire +3 215 £400 -3.03% 87
Kent +1 100 £375 - 27
West Sussex +2 82 £413 -2.94% 16
Oxfordshire -4 51 £403 -2.42% 47
East Sussex +1 36 £363 -9.93% 9
Middlesex -9 7 £416 -2.17% 5
M4 Corridor -3 6 £288 -
Home Counties -1 2 £1,250 -
Sussex -4 2 £425 -15.00%
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 522 (17.91%) Project Management
2 436 (14.96%) Agile Software Development
3 414 (14.21%) Oracle
4 406 (13.93%) SQL
5 374 (12.83%) Microsoft
6 344 (11.81%) SAP
7 339 (11.63%) Banking
8 321 (11.02%) Windows
9 303 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
10 291 (9.99%) PRINCE2
11 290 (9.95%) MS Excel
12 282 (9.68%) Telecoms
13 270 (9.27%) Business Intelligence
14 256 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
15 238 (8.17%) ITIL
16 222 (7.62%) Security Cleared
17 217 (7.45%) Migration
18 214 (7.34%) Java
19 207 (7.10%) Unix
20 198 (6.79%) SQL Server
21 185 (6.35%) Marketing
22 183 (6.28%) Programme Management
23 175 (6.01%) Linux
24 171 (5.87%) MS Office
25 165 (5.66%) JavaScript
25 165 (5.66%) Degree
26 161 (5.53%) SC Cleared
27 159 (5.46%) .NET
28 154 (5.28%) HTML
29 152 (5.22%) Change Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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
1 126 (4.32%) SharePoint
2 78 (2.68%) SAS
3 65 (2.23%) WebSphere
4 38 (1.30%) WebLogic
5 37 (1.27%) Apache
6 35 (1.20%) IIS
7 24 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
7 24 (0.82%) JBoss
8 21 (0.72%) MS Exchange
9 17 (0.58%) CMS
9 17 (0.58%) Confluence
10 16 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
10 16 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
11 15 (0.51%) Node.js
12 14 (0.48%) Tomcat
13 10 (0.34%) CICS
13 10 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
14 9 (0.31%) Apache Pig
14 9 (0.31%) IBM HTTP Server
14 9 (0.31%) OpenStack
Applications
1 290 (9.95%) MS Excel
2 171 (5.87%) MS Office
3 122 (4.19%) MS Project
4 116 (3.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 67 (2.30%) MS Visio
6 21 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.31%) Open Workbench
8 7 (0.24%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.14%) QuarkXPress
10 2 (0.069%) SPSS
11 1 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.034%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.034%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.034%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 101 (3.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 45 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
3 39 (1.34%) SAP FI
4 31 (1.06%) Oracle Payables
5 30 (1.03%) Oracle Receivables
5 30 (1.03%) SAP ERP
6 29 (1.00%) Oracle General Ledger
7 28 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
8 26 (0.89%) SAP BPC
9 25 (0.86%) SAP CO
10 24 (0.82%) SAP FI/CO
11 19 (0.65%) HFM
12 17 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
12 17 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
13 15 (0.51%) OpenText Process Suite
13 15 (0.51%) Primavera
14 14 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
14 14 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
14 14 (0.48%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
14 14 (0.48%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 33 (1.13%) SaaS
2 30 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (1.03%) Office 365
3 24 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (0.55%) PaaS
5 8 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
6 6 (0.21%) IaaS
7 5 (0.17%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.17%) Heroku
8 4 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 4 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.14%) Google Tag Manager
9 3 (0.10%) Boomi
9 3 (0.10%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.069%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.069%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.069%) AWS OpsWorks
10 2 (0.069%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.069%) Force.com
10 2 (0.069%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 91 (3.12%) Firewall
2 70 (2.40%) LAN
3 64 (2.20%) WAN
4 63 (2.16%) TCP/IP
5 57 (1.96%) DNS
6 56 (1.92%) SAN
7 53 (1.82%) ATM
8 46 (1.58%) Internet
9 40 (1.37%) SSL
10 38 (1.30%) DHCP
11 31 (1.06%) VPN
12 30 (1.03%) HTTP
13 27 (0.93%) MPLS
13 27 (0.93%) NAS
13 27 (0.93%) Wireless
14 25 (0.86%) LDAP
15 24 (0.82%) Network Security
16 23 (0.79%) Intranet
17 22 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
18 21 (0.72%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (6.79%) SQL Server
2 137 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
3 95 (3.26%) Oracle Database
4 79 (2.71%) DB2
5 63 (2.16%) BusinessObjects
6 53 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 50 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 44 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
9 38 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
10 33 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
11 30 (1.03%) Big Data
12 29 (1.00%) SAP BW
13 27 (0.93%) Base SAS
13 27 (0.93%) PowerCenter
14 26 (0.89%) Data Mining
14 26 (0.89%) Hadoop
14 26 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
15 19 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
16 18 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
16 18 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 46 (1.58%) Selenium
2 37 (1.27%) JIRA
3 36 (1.24%) Subversion
3 36 (1.24%) Visual Studio
4 34 (1.17%) Toad
5 33 (1.13%) Eclipse
6 30 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (0.89%) Ant
7 26 (0.89%) Git (software)
8 24 (0.82%) HP UFT
9 23 (0.79%) Introscope
10 21 (0.72%) Jenkins
10 21 (0.72%) Maven
11 19 (0.65%) Cucumber
12 14 (0.48%) WebDriver
13 13 (0.45%) Grunt
13 13 (0.45%) gulp
13 13 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
14 12 (0.41%) SoapUI
15 10 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
General
1 339 (11.63%) Banking
2 282 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 185 (6.35%) Marketing
4 138 (4.74%) Manufacturing
5 130 (4.46%) Retail
6 106 (3.64%) Electronics
7 58 (1.99%) Legal
8 55 (1.89%) Billing
9 53 (1.82%) Spanish Language
10 39 (1.34%) General Ledger
11 36 (1.24%) Retail Banking
12 27 (0.93%) Automotive
13 25 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
14 24 (0.82%) Investment Banking
15 23 (0.79%) Back Office
16 16 (0.55%) Advertising
16 16 (0.55%) Financial Institution
17 12 (0.41%) Law
18 10 (0.34%) Local Government
19 9 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 781 (26.80%) Analyst
2 448 (15.37%) Project Manager
3 348 (11.94%) Developer
4 242 (8.30%) Business Analyst
5 195 (6.69%) Consultant
6 187 (6.42%) Architect
7 173 (5.94%) Financial Analyst
8 109 (3.74%) Test Analyst
9 107 (3.67%) Administrator
10 98 (3.36%) Service Analyst
11 75 (2.57%) IT Manager
12 74 (2.54%) Finance Business Analyst
13 71 (2.44%) Java Developer
14 68 (2.33%) Data Analyst
15 66 (2.26%) .NET Developer
15 66 (2.26%) Programme Manager
16 56 (1.92%) Solutions Architect
17 55 (1.89%) Infrastructure Manager
18 54 (1.85%) Delivery Manager
18 54 (1.85%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (5.46%) .NET
2 154 (5.28%) HTML
3 127 (4.36%) CSS
4 103 (3.53%) Web Services
5 97 (3.33%) XML
6 89 (3.05%) ASP.NET
7 79 (2.71%) SOAP
8 78 (2.68%) AngularJS
9 71 (2.44%) jQuery
10 60 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
11 53 (1.82%) HTML5
12 46 (1.58%) Middleware
13 39 (1.34%) Java EE
13 39 (1.34%) REST
13 39 (1.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 36 (1.24%) JMS
15 34 (1.17%) Spring
16 33 (1.13%) JSF
17 32 (1.10%) CSS3
17 32 (1.10%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 256 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 138 (4.74%) Management Information System
3 134 (4.60%) Data Centre
4 52 (1.78%) Mainframe
5 47 (1.61%) Clustering
6 45 (1.54%) Computer Science
7 38 (1.30%) User Experience
8 37 (1.27%) Statistics
9 28 (0.96%) Data Extraction
9 28 (0.96%) Data Integration
10 25 (0.86%) PMI
11 24 (0.82%) Data Structures
11 24 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
12 23 (0.79%) Economics
13 21 (0.72%) Mobile App
14 20 (0.69%) Credit Risk
15 17 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 15 (0.51%) NHS
16 15 (0.51%) N-Tier
17 13 (0.45%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 321 (11.02%) Windows
2 207 (7.10%) Unix
3 175 (6.01%) Linux
4 101 (3.47%) Windows Server
5 60 (2.06%) Windows 7
6 50 (1.72%) AIX
7 48 (1.65%) Solaris
8 47 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 42 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 30 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 29 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 21 (0.72%) MVS
13 15 (0.51%) Android
13 15 (0.51%) Apple iOS
14 14 (0.48%) Windows XP
15 10 (0.34%) Windows Vista
16 9 (0.31%) Windows NT
17 8 (0.27%) zOS
18 7 (0.24%) SUSE
19 5 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 522 (17.91%) Project Management
2 436 (14.96%) Agile Software Development
3 303 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 291 (9.99%) PRINCE2
5 270 (9.27%) Business Intelligence
6 238 (8.17%) ITIL
7 217 (7.45%) Migration
8 183 (6.28%) Programme Management
9 152 (5.22%) Change Management
10 145 (4.98%) Business Analysis
11 126 (4.32%) SDLC
12 124 (4.26%) Risk Management
13 123 (4.22%) ERP
14 112 (3.84%) Service Management
14 112 (3.84%) Waterfall
15 111 (3.81%) CRM
16 106 (3.64%) Digital Marketing
17 103 (3.53%) User Acceptance Testing
18 99 (3.40%) Scrum
19 97 (3.33%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 406 (13.93%) SQL
2 214 (7.34%) Java
3 165 (5.66%) JavaScript
4 135 (4.63%) C#
5 86 (2.95%) PL/SQL
6 61 (2.09%) Shell Script
7 45 (1.54%) Python
8 42 (1.44%) C
8 42 (1.44%) PowerShell
9 37 (1.27%) VB
10 32 (1.10%) T-SQL
11 28 (0.96%) Perl
11 28 (0.96%) VBA
12 24 (0.82%) Bash Shell
13 23 (0.79%) C++
14 22 (0.75%) Jython
15 21 (0.72%) PHP
15 21 (0.72%) Ruby
16 17 (0.58%) COBOL
17 16 (0.55%) JCL
Qualifications
1 222 (7.62%) Security Cleared
2 165 (5.66%) Degree
3 161 (5.53%) SC Cleared
4 90 (3.09%) PMI Certification
5 82 (2.81%) ISEB
6 77 (2.64%) PMP
7 49 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
8 45 (1.54%) DV Cleared
9 40 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
10 39 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 37 (1.27%) CISSP
12 36 (1.24%) ISTQB
13 31 (1.06%) ACCA
14 29 (1.00%) APMP
15 28 (0.96%) CCNP
16 25 (0.86%) CCNA
17 22 (0.75%) CIMA
18 21 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 19 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
20 16 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (3.57%) QA
2 94 (3.23%) SLA
3 77 (2.64%) Data Quality
4 39 (1.34%) PCI DSS
5 35 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 27 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (0.51%) COBIT
8 11 (0.38%) GAAP
9 9 (0.31%) Solvency II
10 8 (0.27%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.24%) ISO27002
11 7 (0.24%) PMBOK
12 6 (0.21%) COSO
12 6 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
12 6 (0.21%) FATCA
12 6 (0.21%) P3O
13 5 (0.17%) ISO 8583
13 5 (0.17%) ISO 9000
13 5 (0.17%) SAS 70
13 5 (0.17%) SEPA
System Software
1 120 (4.12%) Active Directory
2 64 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 14 (0.48%) VMware ESX
4 11 (0.38%) Docker
4 11 (0.38%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 10 (0.34%) vSphere
5 10 (0.34%) XenApp
6 8 (0.27%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.24%) NFS
7 7 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (0.24%) RHEV
8 5 (0.17%) Apache Flume
8 5 (0.17%) Veritas File System
9 4 (0.14%) GPFS
9 4 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.10%) NDS
10 3 (0.10%) Novell eDirectory
10 3 (0.10%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 44 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (1.00%) CA Wily
2 29 (1.00%) SCCM
3 27 (0.93%) Control-M
4 22 (0.75%) Puppet
5 19 (0.65%) SCOM
6 10 (0.34%) Cisco UCCE
6 10 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
6 10 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
8 8 (0.27%) Kubernetes
8 8 (0.27%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.24%) Tivoli
9 7 (0.24%) vRealize
10 6 (0.21%) Ansible
11 5 (0.17%) RSA Security Analytics
12 4 (0.14%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 4 (0.14%) SCOrch
12 4 (0.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 414 (14.21%) Oracle
2 374 (12.83%) Microsoft
3 344 (11.81%) SAP
4 104 (3.57%) Cisco
5 98 (3.36%) VMware
6 90 (3.09%) IBM
7 63 (2.16%) HP
8 49 (1.68%) Informatica
9 45 (1.54%) Remedy
10 44 (1.51%) Citrix
10 44 (1.51%) Red Hat
11 35 (1.20%) Hyperion
12 31 (1.06%) CA
13 30 (1.03%) EMC
14 29 (1.00%) NetApp
15 28 (0.96%) Cognos
16 22 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
17 21 (0.72%) Veritas
18 20 (0.69%) CheckPoint
18 20 (0.69%) F5
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