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 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 6 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 1399 1345 1258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.43% 15.89% 13.68%
As % of the General category 43.34% 44.70% 35.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 903 803 665
Average daily rate
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£388 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.48% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 40 38
Average hourly rate £19.63 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.86% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.95 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.44 £44.97 £45.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +4.66%
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
3228 3009 3528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.30% 35.56% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1798 1565 1488
Average daily rate £375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £242 £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 108 110 167
Average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £23.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +29.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.25 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -19.23%

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 30 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 30 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 30 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 +1 357 £361 +3.21% 63
Berkshire 0 308 £415 +2.46% 110
Hampshire -4 234 £375 -18.91% 70
Surrey -5 206 £419 +4.68% 106
Oxfordshire +4 77 £369 +5.35% 30
East Sussex -5 53 £396 +5.60% 5
Kent -3 45 £350 -30.00% 33
West Sussex -1 40 £425 +6.25% 23
Middlesex +2 27 £338 -23.18% 2
Home Counties +2 9 £413 +13.79%
Sussex - 5 £450 - 1
M4 Corridor +1 4 £450 -12.19%
Thames Valley - - - -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 512 (17.92%) Project Management
2 366 (12.81%) Agile Software Development
3 363 (12.71%) Microsoft
4 361 (12.64%) Telecoms
5 356 (12.46%) SQL
6 355 (12.43%) PRINCE2
7 320 (11.20%) SAP
8 304 (10.64%) Banking
9 298 (10.43%) Windows
10 297 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
11 292 (10.22%) MS Excel
12 278 (9.73%) Oracle
13 253 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
14 249 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
15 231 (8.09%) Migration
16 223 (7.81%) .NET
17 220 (7.70%) ITIL
18 196 (6.86%) MS Office
19 189 (6.62%) Marketing
20 186 (6.51%) Business Analysis
21 177 (6.20%) Programme Management
22 169 (5.92%) Degree
23 167 (5.85%) Change Management
24 164 (5.74%) Security Cleared
25 161 (5.64%) Java
26 158 (5.53%) Retail
27 157 (5.50%) C#
28 152 (5.32%) Scrum
29 149 (5.22%) SQL Server
30 145 (5.08%) CRM

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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
1 118 (4.13%) SharePoint
2 54 (1.89%) WebSphere
3 35 (1.23%) MS Exchange
4 31 (1.09%) SAS
5 28 (0.98%) CMS
6 23 (0.81%) IIS
6 23 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
7 20 (0.70%) Apache
7 20 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
8 19 (0.67%) Lync
9 18 (0.63%) JBoss
9 18 (0.63%) Tomcat
9 18 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
10 17 (0.60%) IBM Notes
10 17 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
11 12 (0.42%) Confluence
12 10 (0.35%) WebLogic
12 10 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 292 (10.22%) MS Excel
2 196 (6.86%) MS Office
3 137 (4.80%) MS Project
4 108 (3.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 88 (3.08%) MS Visio
6 38 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.14%) Open Workbench
9 3 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.11%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.070%) SPSS
10 2 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.070%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.035%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.035%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 102 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 40 (1.40%) Oracle EBS R12
3 38 (1.33%) SAP FI
4 33 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 30 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
6 28 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
7 26 (0.91%) Oracle Payables
8 25 (0.88%) Oracle General Ledger
8 25 (0.88%) Oracle Receivables
9 23 (0.81%) SAP CO
9 23 (0.81%) SAP FI/CO
10 21 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
11 16 (0.56%) Oracle Cash Management
12 15 (0.53%) Agresso
13 14 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
14 12 (0.42%) SAP CRM
15 11 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
16 10 (0.35%) HFM
16 10 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
16 10 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 16 (0.56%) SaaS
2 8 (0.28%) Office 365
2 8 (0.28%) PaaS
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 (0.070%) IBM Blueworks
6 2 (0.070%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.070%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.035%) Heroku
7 1 (0.035%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.035%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 59 (2.07%) Firewall
2 56 (1.96%) Internet
3 54 (1.89%) WAN
4 39 (1.37%) LAN
5 35 (1.23%) SAN
6 32 (1.12%) DNS
7 31 (1.09%) Intranet
8 26 (0.91%) 3G
9 24 (0.84%) 4G
10 23 (0.81%) TCP/IP
11 22 (0.77%) MPLS
12 19 (0.67%) Network Security
12 19 (0.67%) VPN
13 18 (0.63%) IP Telephony
13 18 (0.63%) LTE
14 16 (0.56%) VoIP
15 15 (0.53%) Broadband
16 14 (0.49%) DHCP
16 14 (0.49%) LDAP
16 14 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 78 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
3 51 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 47 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 42 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 41 (1.44%) DB2
7 39 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 36 (1.26%) Oracle Database
9 32 (1.12%) SAP BW
9 32 (1.12%) QlikView
10 23 (0.81%) MySQL
10 23 (0.81%) PowerCenter
11 21 (0.74%) MS Access
11 21 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
12 18 (0.63%) RDBMS
13 17 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
14 16 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
14 16 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (0.53%) NoSQL
16 14 (0.49%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 43 (1.51%) Visual Studio
2 38 (1.33%) Selenium
3 30 (1.05%) QuickTest Pro
4 26 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (0.88%) Eclipse
6 22 (0.77%) JIRA
7 21 (0.74%) Subversion
8 16 (0.56%) LoadRunner
9 15 (0.53%) Maven
10 14 (0.49%) WebDriver
11 13 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 13 (0.46%) JUnit
12 11 (0.39%) TestDirector
13 10 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
14 9 (0.32%) Git (software)
14 9 (0.32%) Toad
15 8 (0.28%) Ant
15 8 (0.28%) TeamCity
15 8 (0.28%) Mockito
16 7 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 361 (12.64%) Telecoms
2 304 (10.64%) Banking
3 189 (6.62%) Marketing
4 158 (5.53%) Retail
5 132 (4.62%) Manufacturing
6 104 (3.64%) Electronics
7 94 (3.29%) Legal
8 70 (2.45%) Financial Institution
9 55 (1.93%) Billing
10 51 (1.79%) Automotive
11 39 (1.37%) Spanish Language
12 32 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
13 31 (1.09%) Back Office
13 31 (1.09%) Retail Banking
14 23 (0.81%) General Ledger
15 22 (0.77%) Advertising
16 21 (0.74%) Law
17 13 (0.46%) Investment Banking
18 12 (0.42%) Publishing
19 7 (0.25%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 799 (27.97%) Analyst
2 447 (15.65%) Project Manager
3 377 (13.20%) Business Analyst
4 325 (11.38%) Developer
5 174 (6.09%) Consultant
6 140 (4.90%) Architect
7 75 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
8 73 (2.56%) .NET Developer
9 64 (2.24%) Administrator
9 64 (2.24%) Test Analyst
10 58 (2.03%) Programme Manager
11 51 (1.79%) Test Manager
11 51 (1.79%) Data Analyst
12 50 (1.75%) Financial Business Analyst
12 50 (1.75%) Coordinator
13 47 (1.65%) Support Analyst
14 44 (1.54%) Tester
14 44 (1.54%) C# Developer
15 43 (1.51%) Delivery Manager
15 43 (1.51%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (7.81%) .NET
2 111 (3.89%) HTML
3 96 (3.36%) XML
4 83 (2.91%) ASP.NET
5 80 (2.80%) CSS
6 71 (2.49%) Web Services
7 56 (1.96%) jQuery
8 55 (1.93%) WCF
9 54 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
10 47 (1.65%) Spring
11 40 (1.40%) Middleware
12 38 (1.33%) SOAP
13 36 (1.26%) J2EE
14 31 (1.09%) .NET Framework
15 28 (0.98%) JSP
16 24 (0.84%) Ajax
16 24 (0.84%) AngularJS
17 22 (0.77%) HTML5
18 21 (0.74%) KnockoutJS
19 20 (0.70%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 249 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (3.57%) DTV
3 70 (2.45%) Management Information System
4 45 (1.58%) Mobile App
5 38 (1.33%) Mainframe
6 36 (1.26%) Clustering
7 35 (1.23%) Computer Science
8 29 (1.02%) AS400
9 27 (0.95%) User Experience
10 25 (0.88%) PMI
11 22 (0.77%) NHS
12 20 (0.70%) Blackberry
13 19 (0.67%) Data Integration
14 18 (0.63%) Credit Risk
15 17 (0.60%) Open Source
16 16 (0.56%) Hedge funds
17 14 (0.49%) EPoS
17 14 (0.49%) N-Tier
18 13 (0.46%) iSeries
19 12 (0.42%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 298 (10.43%) Windows
2 137 (4.80%) UNIX
3 83 (2.91%) Linux
4 74 (2.59%) Windows 7
5 68 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (1.02%) Solaris
9 28 (0.98%) Windows XP
10 23 (0.81%) Windows NT
11 21 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 20 (0.70%) Apple iOS
13 19 (0.67%) Android
13 19 (0.67%) AIX
14 8 (0.28%) Windows 2000
15 6 (0.21%) 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
1 512 (17.92%) Project Management
2 366 (12.81%) Agile Software Development
3 355 (12.43%) PRINCE2
4 297 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
5 253 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
6 231 (8.09%) Migration
7 220 (7.70%) ITIL
8 186 (6.51%) Business Analysis
9 177 (6.20%) Programme Management
10 167 (5.85%) Change Management
11 152 (5.32%) Scrum
12 145 (5.08%) CRM
13 118 (4.13%) User Acceptance Testing
14 112 (3.92%) Digital Marketing
14 112 (3.92%) Waterfall
15 105 (3.68%) MVC
16 100 (3.50%) Risk Management
17 99 (3.47%) Service Delivery
18 90 (3.15%) Service Management
19 88 (3.08%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 356 (12.46%) SQL
2 161 (5.64%) Java
3 157 (5.50%) C#
4 118 (4.13%) JavaScript
5 48 (1.68%) PL/SQL
6 44 (1.54%) C
7 32 (1.12%) PowerShell
8 31 (1.09%) T-SQL
9 29 (1.02%) VBScript
9 29 (1.02%) VB
10 25 (0.88%) VBA
11 24 (0.84%) VB.NET
12 23 (0.81%) Perl
12 23 (0.81%) C++
13 19 (0.67%) RPG
14 13 (0.46%) COBOL
14 13 (0.46%) Python
15 11 (0.39%) PHP
16 9 (0.32%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 169 (5.92%) Degree
2 164 (5.74%) Security Cleared
3 125 (4.38%) SC Cleared
4 108 (3.78%) ISEB
5 71 (2.49%) PMI Certification
6 61 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 53 (1.86%) PMP
8 39 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 37 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 37 (1.30%) ISTQB
10 35 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
11 29 (1.02%) DV Cleared
11 29 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
12 27 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 27 (0.95%) ACCA
13 25 (0.88%) CCNA
14 24 (0.84%) CIMA
15 19 (0.67%) MCSE
16 16 (0.56%) CISSP
17 15 (0.53%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (3.85%) QA
2 60 (2.10%) SLA
3 28 (0.98%) ISO 9001
4 26 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 21 (0.74%) Solvency II
6 20 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 19 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 17 (0.60%) Data Quality
9 8 (0.28%) COBIT
10 3 (0.11%) COREP
10 3 (0.11%) FINREP
10 3 (0.11%) GAAP
11 2 (0.070%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.070%) BS7799
11 2 (0.070%) Basel II
11 2 (0.070%) P3O
12 1 (0.035%) Basel III
12 1 (0.035%) COSO
12 1 (0.035%) HL7
12 1 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 103 (3.61%) Active Directory
2 41 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (0.84%) VMware ESX
4 15 (0.53%) NFS
5 13 (0.46%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.42%) XenApp
7 10 (0.35%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.28%) Terminal Services
9 7 (0.25%) ISA Server
10 6 (0.21%) vSphere
11 5 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.11%) XenServer
13 3 (0.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 3 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.11%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.070%) Oracle RMAN
14 2 (0.070%) Firmware
14 2 (0.070%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 74 (2.59%) HP Quality Center
2 31 (1.09%) SCCM
3 21 (0.74%) SCOM
3 21 (0.74%) Control-M
4 12 (0.42%) NetBackup
5 10 (0.35%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.21%) BladeLogic
6 6 (0.21%) CA Wily
7 5 (0.18%) CA SiteMinder
8 4 (0.14%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (0.14%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 4 (0.14%) WSUS
9 3 (0.11%) Puppet
9 3 (0.11%) Cisco UCCE
9 3 (0.11%) OpenView
10 2 (0.070%) Nessus
10 2 (0.070%) Legato
10 2 (0.070%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.070%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.070%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 363 (12.71%) Microsoft
2 320 (11.20%) SAP
3 278 (9.73%) Oracle
4 89 (3.12%) HP
5 79 (2.77%) Cisco
6 77 (2.70%) Citrix
7 76 (2.66%) IBM
8 62 (2.17%) VMware
9 45 (1.58%) Business Objects
10 37 (1.30%) Avaya
11 35 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
12 31 (1.09%) Remedy
13 30 (1.05%) Hyperion
14 29 (1.02%) CheckPoint
15 25 (0.88%) Informatica
16 23 (0.81%) Red Hat
17 22 (0.77%) Intel
18 21 (0.74%) Sun
19 18 (0.63%) EMC
19 18 (0.63%) Cognos
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