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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 5 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 1397 1370 1338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.54% 15.85% 13.99%
As % of the General category 43.62% 43.84% 36.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 833 728
Average daily rate
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£400 £413 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +8.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 44 32
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.15 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £44.99 £43.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -
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
3203 3125 3713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.33% 36.15% 38.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1780 1643 1579
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 119 162
Average hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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
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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 +1 353 £375 +7.14% 57
Berkshire 0 303 £425 +6.25% 117
Hampshire -2 235 £375 -21.05% 71
Surrey -6 199 £405 +1.25% 125
Oxfordshire +3 74 £388 +10.71% 23
East Sussex -1 59 £396 +6.30% 12
Kent -2 52 £365 -27.00% 27
West Sussex -1 41 £425 +6.25% 20
Middlesex 0 27 £396 -18.28%
Home Counties +1 11 £413 +13.79%
Sussex - 6 £500 -
M4 Corridor +1 3 £450 -12.19%
Thames Valley +2 1 £650 +44.44%
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 498 (17.59%) Project Management
2 360 (12.72%) Agile Software Development
3 359 (12.68%) PRINCE2
4 357 (12.61%) Telecoms
5 355 (12.54%) Microsoft
6 352 (12.43%) SQL
7 328 (11.59%) SAP
8 308 (10.88%) Windows
9 300 (10.60%) Stakeholder Management
10 288 (10.17%) Oracle
10 288 (10.17%) MS Excel
11 284 (10.03%) Banking
12 253 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
13 237 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
14 226 (7.98%) .NET
14 226 (7.98%) Migration
15 213 (7.52%) ITIL
16 195 (6.89%) MS Office
17 184 (6.50%) Marketing
18 182 (6.43%) Programme Management
19 181 (6.39%) Business Analysis
20 171 (6.04%) Degree
21 167 (5.90%) Security Cleared
22 164 (5.79%) Change Management
23 160 (5.65%) C#
24 159 (5.62%) Retail
25 158 (5.58%) Java
26 147 (5.19%) SQL Server
27 146 (5.16%) Scrum
28 141 (4.98%) MS Project

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
1 120 (4.24%) SharePoint
2 56 (1.98%) WebSphere
3 34 (1.20%) MS Exchange
4 31 (1.10%) SAS
5 27 (0.95%) CMS
6 25 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
7 23 (0.81%) IIS
8 20 (0.71%) Apache
9 19 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
9 19 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
10 18 (0.64%) Lync
10 18 (0.64%) JBoss
11 17 (0.60%) IBM Notes
11 17 (0.60%) Tomcat
11 17 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (0.39%) Confluence
13 10 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (0.35%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.32%) IBM HTTP Server
15 8 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 288 (10.17%) MS Excel
2 195 (6.89%) MS Office
3 141 (4.98%) MS Project
4 108 (3.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 88 (3.11%) MS Visio
6 37 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.14%) Open Workbench
8 3 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.071%) SPSS
10 1 (0.035%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.035%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 105 (3.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 41 (1.45%) SAP FI
3 39 (1.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 30 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
5 29 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
5 29 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
6 26 (0.92%) SAP CO
6 26 (0.92%) SAP FI/CO
6 26 (0.92%) Oracle Payables
7 25 (0.88%) Oracle General Ledger
7 25 (0.88%) Oracle Receivables
8 21 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
9 16 (0.57%) Agresso
10 15 (0.53%) Oracle Cash Management
11 12 (0.42%) SAP CRM
12 11 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
12 11 (0.39%) HFM
13 10 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
13 10 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
13 10 (0.35%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.49%) SaaS
2 8 (0.28%) PaaS
2 8 (0.28%) Office 365
3 7 (0.25%) IaaS
4 5 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.11%) Force.com
5 3 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.071%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.071%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.071%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.035%) Heroku
7 1 (0.035%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 64 (2.26%) Firewall
2 57 (2.01%) Internet
3 54 (1.91%) WAN
4 38 (1.34%) LAN
5 36 (1.27%) SAN
6 34 (1.20%) Intranet
7 30 (1.06%) DNS
8 23 (0.81%) 3G
9 21 (0.74%) MPLS
9 21 (0.74%) 4G
10 20 (0.71%) TCP/IP
10 20 (0.71%) Network Security
11 19 (0.67%) VPN
12 18 (0.64%) IP Telephony
13 17 (0.60%) Broadband
14 16 (0.57%) LTE
15 14 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (0.49%) DHCP
15 14 (0.49%) VoIP
15 14 (0.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 76 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
3 49 (1.73%) Relational Database
4 47 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 42 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 40 (1.41%) DB2
7 39 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 39 (1.38%) Oracle Database
8 32 (1.13%) SAP BW
9 31 (1.10%) QlikView
10 22 (0.78%) PowerCenter
11 21 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
11 21 (0.74%) MS Access
12 20 (0.71%) MySQL
13 17 (0.60%) RDBMS
13 17 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
14 16 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
15 15 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
16 14 (0.49%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 43 (1.52%) Visual Studio
2 38 (1.34%) Selenium
3 30 (1.06%) QuickTest Pro
4 26 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (0.85%) Eclipse
6 21 (0.74%) Subversion
6 21 (0.74%) JIRA
7 16 (0.57%) LoadRunner
8 14 (0.49%) Maven
8 14 (0.49%) WebDriver
9 13 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 12 (0.42%) JUnit
11 11 (0.39%) TestDirector
12 9 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
12 9 (0.32%) Toad
13 8 (0.28%) TeamCity
13 8 (0.28%) Git (software)
14 7 (0.25%) Ant
14 7 (0.25%) Introscope
14 7 (0.25%) JMeter
General
1 357 (12.61%) Telecoms
2 284 (10.03%) Banking
3 184 (6.50%) Marketing
4 159 (5.62%) Retail
5 135 (4.77%) Manufacturing
6 106 (3.74%) Electronics
7 89 (3.14%) Legal
8 71 (2.51%) Financial Institution
9 58 (2.05%) Billing
10 48 (1.70%) Automotive
11 39 (1.38%) Spanish Language
12 31 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
13 30 (1.06%) Back Office
14 29 (1.02%) Retail Banking
15 25 (0.88%) General Ledger
16 22 (0.78%) Advertising
17 20 (0.71%) Law
18 13 (0.46%) Investment Banking
19 12 (0.42%) Publishing
20 8 (0.28%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 786 (27.76%) Analyst
2 451 (15.93%) Project Manager
3 377 (13.32%) Business Analyst
4 322 (11.37%) Developer
5 169 (5.97%) Consultant
6 145 (5.12%) Architect
7 76 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
8 75 (2.65%) .NET Developer
9 64 (2.26%) Administrator
9 64 (2.26%) Programme Manager
10 60 (2.12%) Test Analyst
11 54 (1.91%) Coordinator
12 53 (1.87%) Test Manager
13 50 (1.77%) Support Analyst
14 47 (1.66%) Financial Business Analyst
15 45 (1.59%) Systems Analyst
16 44 (1.55%) Tester
16 44 (1.55%) Data Analyst
16 44 (1.55%) C# Developer
17 43 (1.52%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (7.98%) .NET
2 109 (3.85%) HTML
3 96 (3.39%) XML
4 86 (3.04%) ASP.NET
5 78 (2.76%) CSS
6 72 (2.54%) Web Services
7 58 (2.05%) WCF
8 56 (1.98%) ASP.NET MVC
9 53 (1.87%) jQuery
10 46 (1.62%) Spring
11 40 (1.41%) Middleware
12 37 (1.31%) SOAP
13 36 (1.27%) J2EE
14 31 (1.10%) .NET Framework
15 27 (0.95%) JSP
16 22 (0.78%) Ajax
16 22 (0.78%) AngularJS
17 21 (0.74%) Hibernate
18 20 (0.71%) KnockoutJS
19 19 (0.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 237 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (3.71%) DTV
3 66 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 46 (1.62%) Mobile App
5 38 (1.34%) Mainframe
6 37 (1.31%) Clustering
7 35 (1.24%) Computer Science
8 28 (0.99%) AS400
9 24 (0.85%) User Experience
10 20 (0.71%) Blackberry
10 20 (0.71%) PMI
10 20 (0.71%) NHS
11 19 (0.67%) Data Integration
12 18 (0.64%) Credit Risk
13 15 (0.53%) Open Source
13 15 (0.53%) Hedge funds
13 15 (0.53%) EPoS
14 14 (0.49%) N-Tier
15 13 (0.46%) iSeries
15 13 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 308 (10.88%) Windows
2 140 (4.95%) UNIX
3 84 (2.97%) Linux
4 73 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 73 (2.58%) Windows 7
5 58 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 34 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (1.06%) Windows XP
8 27 (0.95%) Solaris
9 24 (0.85%) Windows NT
10 20 (0.71%) Apple iOS
11 19 (0.67%) Android
12 18 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (0.60%) AIX
14 11 (0.39%) Windows 2000
15 7 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.18%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.14%) MVS
18 3 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 498 (17.59%) Project Management
2 360 (12.72%) Agile Software Development
3 359 (12.68%) PRINCE2
4 300 (10.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 253 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
6 226 (7.98%) Migration
7 213 (7.52%) ITIL
8 182 (6.43%) Programme Management
9 181 (6.39%) Business Analysis
10 164 (5.79%) Change Management
11 146 (5.16%) Scrum
12 138 (4.87%) CRM
13 114 (4.03%) Digital Marketing
14 112 (3.96%) User Acceptance Testing
14 112 (3.96%) Waterfall
15 106 (3.74%) MVC
16 98 (3.46%) Risk Management
17 90 (3.18%) Service Delivery
18 89 (3.14%) ERP
19 83 (2.93%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 352 (12.43%) SQL
2 160 (5.65%) C#
3 158 (5.58%) Java
4 112 (3.96%) JavaScript
5 49 (1.73%) PL/SQL
6 42 (1.48%) C
7 31 (1.10%) T-SQL
7 31 (1.10%) VB
7 31 (1.10%) PowerShell
8 28 (0.99%) VBScript
9 25 (0.88%) VB.NET
10 23 (0.81%) C++
10 23 (0.81%) VBA
11 21 (0.74%) Perl
12 19 (0.67%) RPG
13 14 (0.49%) Python
14 13 (0.46%) COBOL
15 11 (0.39%) PHP
16 8 (0.28%) Delphi
16 8 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 171 (6.04%) Degree
2 167 (5.90%) Security Cleared
3 130 (4.59%) SC Cleared
4 106 (3.74%) ISEB
5 68 (2.40%) PMI Certification
6 64 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 54 (1.91%) PMP
8 40 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 37 (1.31%) ISTQB
9 37 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
10 33 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
11 29 (1.02%) ACCA
11 29 (1.02%) DV Cleared
12 28 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
13 27 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 26 (0.92%) CIMA
15 24 (0.85%) CCNA
16 20 (0.71%) MCSE
17 16 (0.57%) CISSP
18 14 (0.49%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (3.78%) QA
2 59 (2.08%) SLA
3 28 (0.99%) ISO 9001
4 23 (0.81%) PCI DSS
5 21 (0.74%) Solvency II
6 20 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 19 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 16 (0.57%) Data Quality
9 9 (0.32%) COBIT
10 3 (0.11%) GAAP
11 2 (0.071%) Basel II
11 2 (0.071%) BS7799
11 2 (0.071%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.071%) P3O
11 2 (0.071%) COREP
11 2 (0.071%) FINREP
12 1 (0.035%) COSO
12 1 (0.035%) Basel III
12 1 (0.035%) EMIR
12 1 (0.035%) CRD IV
System Software
1 103 (3.64%) Active Directory
2 44 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (0.95%) VMware ESX
4 13 (0.46%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.42%) XenApp
5 12 (0.42%) NFS
6 10 (0.35%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.28%) vSphere
7 8 (0.28%) Terminal Services
8 7 (0.25%) ISA Server
9 5 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.14%) ProxySG
10 4 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.11%) XenServer
12 2 (0.071%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.071%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.071%) vCloud
12 2 (0.071%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 73 (2.58%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (1.06%) SCCM
3 22 (0.78%) SCOM
4 18 (0.64%) Control-M
5 10 (0.35%) Tivoli
5 10 (0.35%) NetBackup
6 8 (0.28%) CA Wily
7 6 (0.21%) BladeLogic
8 5 (0.18%) CA SiteMinder
9 4 (0.14%) WSUS
9 4 (0.14%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 3 (0.11%) CA Spectrum
11 2 (0.071%) nmon
11 2 (0.071%) HP UCMDB
11 2 (0.071%) Cisco UCCE
11 2 (0.071%) Legato
11 2 (0.071%) Nessus
11 2 (0.071%) BMC PATROL
11 2 (0.071%) MAINVIEW
11 2 (0.071%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 355 (12.54%) Microsoft
2 328 (11.59%) SAP
3 288 (10.17%) Oracle
4 86 (3.04%) HP
5 78 (2.76%) Cisco
6 77 (2.72%) Citrix
7 73 (2.58%) IBM
8 67 (2.37%) VMware
9 45 (1.59%) Business Objects
10 36 (1.27%) Avaya
10 36 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
11 31 (1.10%) Hyperion
12 30 (1.06%) CheckPoint
13 27 (0.95%) Remedy
14 26 (0.92%) Informatica
15 23 (0.81%) Intel
16 20 (0.71%) Red Hat
17 19 (0.67%) EMC
18 18 (0.64%) Juniper
18 18 (0.64%) Sun
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