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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 4 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 1441 1381 1361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.93% 16.38% 13.84%
As % of the General category 44.85% 45.03% 35.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 857 788 816
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.58% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 32 22
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £37.50 £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -20.00%
General Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3213 3067 3885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.53% 36.38% 39.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1714 1495 1677
Average daily rate £370 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 136 167
Average hourly rate £19.00 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.48% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Berkshire +5 369 £375 -6.25% 125
Buckinghamshire 0 368 £363 +3.57% 62
Hampshire -2 240 £390 -8.23% 43
Surrey -1 224 £400 - 107
Kent +1 57 £375 -9.09% 21
West Sussex +3 44 £350 -6.66% 27
Oxfordshire -12 43 £400 - 30
East Sussex -6 28 £444 +17.54% 19
Middlesex -6 22 £375 -13.04%
Sussex - 6 £420 - 1
Thames Valley +6 5 £615 +40.57%
M4 Corridor -5 2 - -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 517 (17.65%) Project Management
2 422 (14.41%) Oracle
3 398 (13.59%) SQL
4 383 (13.08%) Telecoms
5 368 (12.56%) PRINCE2
6 357 (12.19%) Microsoft
7 330 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
8 326 (11.13%) MS Excel
9 316 (10.79%) SAP
10 303 (10.34%) Banking
11 299 (10.21%) Windows
12 249 (8.50%) .NET
13 214 (7.31%) Business Intelligence
14 208 (7.10%) MS Office
15 197 (6.73%) Marketing
16 194 (6.62%) Migration
17 193 (6.59%) Business Analysis
18 187 (6.38%) ITIL
18 187 (6.38%) Java
19 185 (6.32%) UNIX
20 180 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
21 177 (6.04%) MS Project
22 176 (6.01%) Degree
23 172 (5.87%) SQL Server
24 168 (5.74%) C#
25 164 (5.60%) Retail
26 158 (5.39%) Programme Management
27 156 (5.33%) Security Cleared
28 152 (5.19%) CRM
29 143 (4.88%) Change Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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
1 124 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 60 (2.05%) WebSphere
3 32 (1.09%) SAS
3 32 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
4 31 (1.06%) MS Exchange
5 24 (0.82%) CMS
6 20 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
7 19 (0.65%) IIS
8 18 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
9 16 (0.55%) Apache
10 13 (0.44%) WebLogic
10 13 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
11 12 (0.41%) Lync
11 12 (0.41%) IBM Notes
11 12 (0.41%) Tomcat
12 11 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
14 9 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 8 (0.27%) IBM HTTP Server
16 7 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 326 (11.13%) MS Excel
2 208 (7.10%) MS Office
3 177 (6.04%) MS Project
4 116 (3.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 78 (2.66%) MS Visio
6 25 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.17%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.14%) SPSS
8 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.10%) InDesign
9 3 (0.10%) Open Workbench
10 2 (0.068%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.034%) Maya
11 1 (0.034%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.034%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.034%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 90 (3.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 51 (1.74%) Oracle EBS R12
3 44 (1.50%) Oracle Financials
4 40 (1.37%) SAP FI
5 35 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
6 30 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
7 29 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
8 28 (0.96%) SAP FI/CO
8 28 (0.96%) SAP CO
8 28 (0.96%) Oracle Receivables
8 28 (0.96%) Oracle General Ledger
9 25 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
10 17 (0.58%) Oracle Cash Management
11 15 (0.51%) Oracle Assets
12 13 (0.44%) HFM
13 10 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
13 10 (0.34%) Agresso
13 10 (0.34%) SAP SD
14 8 (0.27%) SAP HR
14 8 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 19 (0.65%) SaaS
2 7 (0.24%) PaaS
2 7 (0.24%) IaaS
2 7 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.14%) Force.com
3 4 (0.14%) Office 365
3 4 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.034%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.034%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 59 (2.01%) Firewall
2 48 (1.64%) LAN
3 45 (1.54%) Internet
4 43 (1.47%) WAN
5 31 (1.06%) SAN
5 31 (1.06%) Intranet
6 27 (0.92%) DNS
7 21 (0.72%) TCP/IP
8 17 (0.58%) Network Security
9 16 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (0.55%) FTP
10 14 (0.48%) HTTP
10 14 (0.48%) ATM
11 13 (0.44%) 3G
11 13 (0.44%) Wireless
11 13 (0.44%) MPLS
12 12 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (0.41%) VoIP
12 12 (0.41%) 4G
12 12 (0.41%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (5.87%) SQL Server
2 90 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
3 65 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 56 (1.91%) DB2
5 42 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 41 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
6 41 (1.40%) Oracle Database
7 35 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 34 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 31 (1.06%) QlikView
10 26 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
10 26 (0.89%) MS Access
11 22 (0.75%) SAP BW
12 18 (0.61%) Base SAS
13 17 (0.58%) Data Mining
14 16 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
14 16 (0.55%) PowerCenter
15 15 (0.51%) Oracle BI EE
15 15 (0.51%) NoSQL
16 14 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 65 (2.22%) Visual Studio
2 47 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (1.19%) Selenium
4 29 (0.99%) Subversion
5 23 (0.79%) Git (software)
6 22 (0.75%) QuickTest Pro
7 18 (0.61%) Eclipse
8 16 (0.55%) Maven
8 16 (0.55%) WebDriver
9 15 (0.51%) SoapUI
9 15 (0.51%) LoadRunner
10 14 (0.48%) JIRA
11 13 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 11 (0.38%) PhantomJS
12 11 (0.38%) JMeter
12 11 (0.38%) Toad
13 7 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
13 7 (0.24%) Introscope
14 6 (0.20%) TestNG
14 6 (0.20%) NUnit
General
1 383 (13.08%) Telecoms
2 303 (10.34%) Banking
3 197 (6.73%) Marketing
4 164 (5.60%) Retail
5 121 (4.13%) Manufacturing
6 93 (3.18%) Electronics
7 81 (2.77%) Legal
8 72 (2.46%) Financial Institution
9 61 (2.08%) Billing
10 50 (1.71%) Spanish Language
11 42 (1.43%) Automotive
12 30 (1.02%) Retail Banking
13 26 (0.89%) German Language
14 25 (0.85%) Back Office
14 25 (0.85%) Advertising
15 24 (0.82%) General Ledger
16 22 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
17 21 (0.72%) Law
17 21 (0.72%) French Language
18 14 (0.48%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 804 (27.45%) Analyst
2 490 (16.73%) Project Manager
3 393 (13.42%) Developer
4 357 (12.19%) Business Analyst
5 193 (6.59%) Consultant
6 135 (4.61%) Architect
7 87 (2.97%) Test Analyst
8 81 (2.77%) .NET Developer
9 71 (2.42%) Programme Manager
10 69 (2.36%) Solutions Architect
11 67 (2.29%) Administrator
12 60 (2.05%) Data Analyst
13 51 (1.74%) Coordinator
14 49 (1.67%) Senior Manager
14 49 (1.67%) Support Analyst
15 48 (1.64%) Systems Analyst
16 45 (1.54%) Java Developer
17 42 (1.43%) Delivery Manager
18 40 (1.37%) Senior Analyst
19 39 (1.33%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (8.50%) .NET
2 142 (4.85%) HTML
3 112 (3.82%) ASP.NET
4 103 (3.52%) Web Services
5 100 (3.41%) CSS
6 94 (3.21%) XML
7 81 (2.77%) jQuery
8 59 (2.01%) Spring
9 58 (1.98%) WCF
10 54 (1.84%) HTML5
11 50 (1.71%) ASP.NET MVC
12 45 (1.54%) J2EE
13 40 (1.37%) Hibernate
14 37 (1.26%) SOAP
15 36 (1.23%) XSLT
15 36 (1.23%) Django
16 29 (0.99%) WF
17 27 (0.92%) Middleware
18 20 (0.68%) .NET Framework
19 18 (0.61%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 88 (3.00%) DTV
2 56 (1.91%) Management Information System
3 49 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
4 47 (1.60%) Mobile App
5 33 (1.13%) Mainframe
6 30 (1.02%) Clustering
7 27 (0.92%) NHS
8 26 (0.89%) PMI
8 26 (0.89%) FMCG
9 24 (0.82%) Computer Science
10 22 (0.75%) Blackberry
11 19 (0.65%) AS400
12 17 (0.58%) Social Media
13 15 (0.51%) Data Integration
13 15 (0.51%) N-Tier
14 14 (0.48%) Replication
14 14 (0.48%) Credit Risk
14 14 (0.48%) IBM Mainframe
15 12 (0.41%) iPhone
15 12 (0.41%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 299 (10.21%) Windows
2 185 (6.32%) UNIX
3 122 (4.17%) Linux
4 67 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 59 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 53 (1.81%) Windows 7
7 37 (1.26%) Solaris
8 34 (1.16%) AIX
9 29 (0.99%) Windows XP
10 24 (0.82%) Android
11 22 (0.75%) Apple iOS
12 19 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (0.41%) Windows NT
14 10 (0.34%) Windows 2000
15 7 (0.24%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.14%) VMS
18 3 (0.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 517 (17.65%) Project Management
2 368 (12.56%) PRINCE2
3 330 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 214 (7.31%) Business Intelligence
5 194 (6.62%) Migration
6 193 (6.59%) Business Analysis
7 187 (6.38%) ITIL
8 180 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
9 158 (5.39%) Programme Management
10 152 (5.19%) CRM
11 143 (4.88%) Change Management
12 123 (4.20%) Scrum
13 100 (3.41%) Workflow
13 100 (3.41%) Digital Marketing
14 98 (3.35%) Risk Management
15 93 (3.18%) Project Planning
16 92 (3.14%) MVC
17 91 (3.11%) User Acceptance Testing
18 90 (3.07%) E-Commerce
19 88 (3.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 398 (13.59%) SQL
2 187 (6.38%) Java
3 168 (5.74%) C#
4 135 (4.61%) JavaScript
5 77 (2.63%) PL/SQL
6 52 (1.78%) C
7 46 (1.57%) VB.NET
8 44 (1.50%) Python
9 43 (1.47%) VB
10 30 (1.02%) T-SQL
11 22 (0.75%) VBA
11 22 (0.75%) Shell Script
12 20 (0.68%) C++
13 17 (0.58%) Perl
13 17 (0.58%) PowerShell
14 12 (0.41%) VB6
14 12 (0.41%) PHP
14 12 (0.41%) VBScript
15 11 (0.38%) ABAP
16 10 (0.34%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 176 (6.01%) Degree
2 156 (5.33%) Security Cleared
3 122 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 117 (3.99%) ISEB
5 79 (2.70%) PMI Certification
6 71 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 58 (1.98%) PMP
8 44 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 44 (1.50%) ISTQB
9 42 (1.43%) DV Cleared
10 29 (0.99%) CIMA
10 29 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
11 28 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 27 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
13 25 (0.85%) ACCA
14 23 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
15 17 (0.58%) CCNA
16 15 (0.51%) CISSP
17 14 (0.48%) MCSE
18 13 (0.44%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (3.31%) QA
2 66 (2.25%) SLA
3 27 (0.92%) ISO 9001
3 27 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 24 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 21 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.48%) Solvency II
7 11 (0.38%) COBIT
8 6 (0.20%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.14%) P3O
10 2 (0.068%) BS25999
10 2 (0.068%) Basel II
10 2 (0.068%) BS7799
11 1 (0.034%) GxP
11 1 (0.034%) GAAP
11 1 (0.034%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.034%) FATCA
11 1 (0.034%) Basel III
11 1 (0.034%) EMIR
11 1 (0.034%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 91 (3.11%) Active Directory
2 27 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.51%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.44%) VMware ESX
5 10 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 8 (0.27%) NFS
7 6 (0.20%) vSphere
7 6 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.14%) ProxySG
10 3 (0.10%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.10%) XenApp
11 2 (0.068%) XenServer
11 2 (0.068%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.068%) SRDF
11 2 (0.068%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.068%) Xen
11 2 (0.068%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 59 (2.01%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (0.75%) SCCM
3 16 (0.55%) Tivoli
4 15 (0.51%) SCOM
5 7 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 6 (0.20%) CA Wily
6 6 (0.20%) WSUS
7 5 (0.17%) Data Guard
7 5 (0.17%) Control-M
7 5 (0.17%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.14%) CA SiteMinder
8 4 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (0.14%) SCOrch
8 4 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.10%) nmon
9 3 (0.10%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.10%) MAINVIEW
9 3 (0.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.10%) Legato
9 3 (0.10%) Foglight
Vendors
1 422 (14.41%) Oracle
2 357 (12.19%) Microsoft
3 316 (10.79%) SAP
4 77 (2.63%) HP
5 71 (2.42%) IBM
6 54 (1.84%) Cisco
6 54 (1.84%) VMware
7 48 (1.64%) Citrix
8 43 (1.47%) Business Objects
9 41 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
10 38 (1.30%) Hyperion
11 29 (0.99%) Informatica
12 27 (0.92%) Siebel
13 25 (0.85%) CheckPoint
14 19 (0.65%) JBoss
15 17 (0.58%) Red Hat
16 16 (0.55%) Avaya
17 15 (0.51%) Remedy
17 15 (0.51%) Metastorm
18 14 (0.48%) Ericsson
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