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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 4 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 1367 1385 1352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.73% 15.86% 13.59%
As % of the General category 43.62% 43.05% 35.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 865 850 757
Average daily rate
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£383 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.70% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 32 18
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.75 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.57% +46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.28 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £171.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -9.09%
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
3134 3217 3775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.77% 36.83% 37.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1710 1646 1595
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 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 102 124
Average hourly rate £19.00 £32.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.53% +32.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.97 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +1 346 £365 +8.14% 56
Berkshire -1 295 £406 +1.50% 123
Hampshire -1 240 £375 -21.15% 71
Surrey -4 196 £400 -2.43% 107
Kent +1 58 £375 -21.05% 23
Oxfordshire -4 58 £423 +20.71% 40
East Sussex -5 55 £375 +3.09% 15
West Sussex +5 44 £400 - 30
Middlesex -1 26 £396 -10.00% 2
Home Counties -8 9 £413 +13.79%
Sussex - 4 £513 -
Thames Valley +3 3 £650 +52.94%
M4 Corridor - - - -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 478 (17.04%) Project Management
2 377 (13.44%) Telecoms
3 363 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
4 350 (12.48%) SQL
4 350 (12.48%) Microsoft
5 347 (12.37%) PRINCE2
6 343 (12.23%) Oracle
7 320 (11.41%) SAP
8 299 (10.66%) MS Excel
9 293 (10.45%) Windows
9 293 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 281 (10.02%) Banking
11 255 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
12 239 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
13 222 (7.91%) Migration
14 219 (7.81%) .NET
15 200 (7.13%) MS Office
16 193 (6.88%) Marketing
17 187 (6.67%) ITIL
18 178 (6.35%) Degree
19 173 (6.17%) Business Analysis
19 173 (6.17%) Programme Management
20 172 (6.13%) MS Project
21 169 (6.02%) Java
22 158 (5.63%) Security Cleared
23 154 (5.49%) SQL Server
24 153 (5.45%) C#
25 149 (5.31%) Retail
26 146 (5.20%) UNIX
27 143 (5.10%) Change Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 115 (4.10%) SharePoint
2 58 (2.07%) WebSphere
3 33 (1.18%) SAS
4 31 (1.11%) MS Exchange
5 27 (0.96%) IIS
6 26 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
7 20 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
7 20 (0.71%) Apache
7 20 (0.71%) CMS
8 18 (0.64%) Tomcat
8 18 (0.64%) IBM Notes
9 16 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
10 14 (0.50%) Lync
11 12 (0.43%) Confluence
11 12 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (0.36%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.32%) IBM HTTP Server
14 7 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
15 6 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 299 (10.66%) MS Excel
2 200 (7.13%) MS Office
3 172 (6.13%) MS Project
4 105 (3.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 82 (2.92%) MS Visio
6 28 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.14%) Open Workbench
7 4 (0.14%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.11%) SPSS
8 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.036%) InDesign
9 1 (0.036%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.036%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.036%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 113 (4.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 52 (1.85%) Oracle EBS R12
3 35 (1.25%) Oracle Financials
3 35 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
3 35 (1.25%) Oracle Receivables
3 35 (1.25%) Oracle Payables
4 32 (1.14%) Oracle General Ledger
4 32 (1.14%) SAP FI
5 29 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
6 27 (0.96%) SAP FI/CO
6 27 (0.96%) SAP CO
7 20 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
8 17 (0.61%) Oracle Cash Management
9 14 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
10 12 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
10 12 (0.43%) Agresso
11 11 (0.39%) HFM
12 10 (0.36%) SAP ERP
12 10 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
13 9 (0.32%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.46%) SaaS
2 7 (0.25%) Office 365
2 7 (0.25%) IaaS
2 7 (0.25%) PaaS
3 5 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.14%) Force.com
5 3 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.071%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.071%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.036%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 60 (2.14%) Internet
2 57 (2.03%) Firewall
3 53 (1.89%) WAN
4 40 (1.43%) LAN
5 37 (1.32%) SAN
6 36 (1.28%) Intranet
7 32 (1.14%) DNS
8 20 (0.71%) Network Security
9 18 (0.64%) SSL
9 18 (0.64%) TCP/IP
10 17 (0.61%) 3G
10 17 (0.61%) VPN
11 16 (0.57%) IP Telephony
12 15 (0.53%) 4G
13 14 (0.50%) Broadband
14 13 (0.46%) Wireless
14 13 (0.46%) MPLS
14 13 (0.46%) DHCP
15 12 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (0.43%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (5.49%) SQL Server
2 81 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
3 47 (1.68%) Relational Database
4 43 (1.53%) Oracle Database
5 41 (1.46%) DB2
6 39 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 38 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 35 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 31 (1.11%) QlikView
10 28 (1.00%) SAP BW
11 24 (0.86%) MS Access
12 23 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
12 23 (0.82%) PowerCenter
13 21 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
14 20 (0.71%) MySQL
15 17 (0.61%) RDBMS
15 17 (0.61%) Data Mining
16 16 (0.57%) Base SAS
17 14 (0.50%) NoSQL
17 14 (0.50%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 44 (1.57%) Visual Studio
2 40 (1.43%) Selenium
3 30 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (1.03%) QuickTest Pro
5 26 (0.93%) Eclipse
6 24 (0.86%) JIRA
7 19 (0.68%) Subversion
8 16 (0.57%) Maven
8 16 (0.57%) LoadRunner
9 13 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 13 (0.46%) WebDriver
10 12 (0.43%) Toad
11 11 (0.39%) TestDirector
11 11 (0.39%) JUnit
12 9 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
12 9 (0.32%) Ant
13 8 (0.29%) Git (software)
14 7 (0.25%) Introscope
14 7 (0.25%) ERwin
14 7 (0.25%) TeamCity
General
1 377 (13.44%) Telecoms
2 281 (10.02%) Banking
3 193 (6.88%) Marketing
4 149 (5.31%) Retail
5 140 (4.99%) Manufacturing
6 113 (4.03%) Electronics
7 77 (2.75%) Legal
8 75 (2.67%) Financial Institution
9 64 (2.28%) Billing
10 45 (1.60%) Automotive
11 42 (1.50%) Spanish Language
12 31 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
13 26 (0.93%) Retail Banking
13 26 (0.93%) General Ledger
14 24 (0.86%) Back Office
15 21 (0.75%) Advertising
16 17 (0.61%) Law
17 12 (0.43%) French Language
17 12 (0.43%) German Language
17 12 (0.43%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 776 (27.66%) Analyst
2 455 (16.22%) Project Manager
3 349 (12.44%) Business Analyst
4 327 (11.66%) Developer
5 179 (6.38%) Consultant
6 130 (4.63%) Architect
7 68 (2.42%) Programme Manager
8 67 (2.39%) Solutions Architect
8 67 (2.39%) Administrator
8 67 (2.39%) .NET Developer
9 64 (2.28%) Test Analyst
10 54 (1.93%) Support Analyst
11 53 (1.89%) Coordinator
12 49 (1.75%) Data Analyst
13 45 (1.60%) Test Manager
13 45 (1.60%) Java Developer
14 44 (1.57%) PMO Analyst
15 42 (1.50%) Tester
15 42 (1.50%) Systems Analyst
16 39 (1.39%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (7.81%) .NET
2 113 (4.03%) HTML
3 90 (3.21%) ASP.NET
4 86 (3.07%) XML
5 78 (2.78%) CSS
6 74 (2.64%) Web Services
7 60 (2.14%) WCF
8 56 (2.00%) jQuery
8 56 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 55 (1.96%) Spring
10 44 (1.57%) J2EE
11 37 (1.32%) SOAP
12 33 (1.18%) Hibernate
12 33 (1.18%) Middleware
13 29 (1.03%) .NET Framework
14 25 (0.89%) JSP
15 24 (0.86%) Ajax
16 22 (0.78%) HTML5
17 21 (0.75%) NHibernate
18 19 (0.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 239 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (3.92%) DTV
3 55 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 53 (1.89%) Mobile App
5 38 (1.35%) Mainframe
6 35 (1.25%) Computer Science
7 33 (1.18%) Clustering
8 25 (0.89%) User Experience
9 24 (0.86%) AS400
10 22 (0.78%) Blackberry
11 21 (0.75%) NHS
12 19 (0.68%) Social Media
13 18 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
14 16 (0.57%) FMCG
15 15 (0.53%) PMI
15 15 (0.53%) EPoS
15 15 (0.53%) N-Tier
15 15 (0.53%) Credit Risk
16 14 (0.50%) Hedge funds
17 13 (0.46%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 293 (10.45%) Windows
2 146 (5.20%) UNIX
3 95 (3.39%) Linux
4 68 (2.42%) Windows 7
5 58 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (1.28%) Solaris
8 31 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (0.89%) Windows XP
10 21 (0.75%) Apple iOS
10 21 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (0.71%) Android
11 20 (0.71%) AIX
11 20 (0.71%) Windows NT
12 13 (0.46%) Windows 2000
13 7 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.14%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.11%) zOS
17 2 (0.071%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 478 (17.04%) Project Management
2 363 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
3 347 (12.37%) PRINCE2
4 293 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 255 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 222 (7.91%) Migration
7 187 (6.67%) ITIL
8 173 (6.17%) Business Analysis
8 173 (6.17%) Programme Management
9 143 (5.10%) Change Management
10 135 (4.81%) Scrum
11 133 (4.74%) CRM
12 122 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
13 106 (3.78%) Waterfall
14 103 (3.67%) MVC
15 94 (3.35%) Project Planning
16 89 (3.17%) Risk Management
17 88 (3.14%) Service Delivery
17 88 (3.14%) User Acceptance Testing
18 82 (2.92%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 350 (12.48%) SQL
2 169 (6.02%) Java
3 153 (5.45%) C#
4 109 (3.89%) JavaScript
5 59 (2.10%) PL/SQL
6 42 (1.50%) C
7 33 (1.18%) VB
8 29 (1.03%) T-SQL
9 26 (0.93%) PowerShell
9 26 (0.93%) VB.NET
10 25 (0.89%) VBScript
11 23 (0.82%) Perl
12 20 (0.71%) C++
13 17 (0.61%) Python
14 16 (0.57%) RPG
15 15 (0.53%) VBA
16 13 (0.46%) COBOL
17 10 (0.36%) Delphi
17 10 (0.36%) Shell Script
18 9 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 178 (6.35%) Degree
2 158 (5.63%) Security Cleared
3 125 (4.46%) SC Cleared
4 103 (3.67%) ISEB
5 74 (2.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 59 (2.10%) PMI Certification
7 49 (1.75%) PMP
8 44 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 39 (1.39%) ISTQB
10 38 (1.35%) DV Cleared
11 35 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
12 31 (1.11%) ACCA
13 30 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
14 28 (1.00%) CIMA
15 27 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 26 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
17 23 (0.82%) CCNA
18 20 (0.71%) MCSE
19 15 (0.53%) CISSP
20 12 (0.43%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (3.53%) QA
2 63 (2.25%) SLA
3 26 (0.93%) ISO 9001
4 22 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 21 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 16 (0.57%) Data Quality
8 12 (0.43%) Solvency II
9 8 (0.29%) COBIT
10 2 (0.071%) Basel II
10 2 (0.071%) GAAP
10 2 (0.071%) BS7799
11 1 (0.036%) BS15000
11 1 (0.036%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.036%) GxP
11 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.036%) EMIR
11 1 (0.036%) CRD IV
11 1 (0.036%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.036%) P3O
System Software
1 88 (3.14%) Active Directory
2 43 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.78%) VMware ESX
4 14 (0.50%) NFS
5 10 (0.36%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.25%) ISA Server
6 7 (0.25%) Terminal Services
6 7 (0.25%) vSphere
7 6 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.21%) ProxySG
8 5 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.18%) XenApp
9 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (0.14%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.11%) SRDF
11 2 (0.071%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.071%) XenServer
11 2 (0.071%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 64 (2.28%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (1.07%) SCCM
3 23 (0.82%) SCOM
4 13 (0.46%) Control-M
5 11 (0.39%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.21%) CA Wily
7 5 (0.18%) CA SiteMinder
7 5 (0.18%) BladeLogic
8 4 (0.14%) WSUS
8 4 (0.14%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.14%) Legato
8 4 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (0.11%) Foglight
9 3 (0.11%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.071%) Puppet
10 2 (0.071%) HP UCMDB
10 2 (0.071%) nmon
10 2 (0.071%) MAINVIEW
10 2 (0.071%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 350 (12.48%) Microsoft
2 343 (12.23%) Oracle
3 320 (11.41%) SAP
4 85 (3.03%) HP
5 75 (2.67%) IBM
6 71 (2.53%) Citrix
7 65 (2.32%) Cisco
8 64 (2.28%) VMware
9 41 (1.46%) Business Objects
10 39 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
11 36 (1.28%) Informatica
12 32 (1.14%) CheckPoint
12 32 (1.14%) Hyperion
12 32 (1.14%) Avaya
13 22 (0.78%) Red Hat
14 21 (0.75%) Remedy
15 20 (0.71%) Juniper
15 20 (0.71%) Intel
16 18 (0.64%) JBoss
16 18 (0.64%) Lotus
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