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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 1396 1405 1349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.03% 16.06% 13.69%
As % of the General category 44.28% 43.01% 35.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 872 844 770
Average daily rate
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£380 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £250
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 17 30 21
Average hourly rate £14.50 £32.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.38% +124.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £44.97 £170.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.25%
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
3153 3267 3766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.94% 37.35% 38.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1744 1648 1626
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 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 113 144
Average hourly rate £18.50 £31.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.32% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.97 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +4 343 £408 +1.87% 115
Buckinghamshire 0 342 £360 +2.85% 39
Hampshire -1 234 £375 -21.05% 66
Surrey -4 196 £388 -3.12% 91
Kent +1 59 £375 -14.28% 17
East Sussex -4 54 £396 +5.60% 12
Oxfordshire -6 54 £400 +6.66% 29
West Sussex +5 45 £400 +10.34% 28
Middlesex -6 24 £395 -10.22% 5
Sussex - 7 £420 -
Home Counties -7 6 £468 +28.96%
Thames Valley +8 3 £650 +52.94%
M4 Corridor -4 1 - -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 484 (17.30%) Project Management
2 368 (13.15%) Telecoms
2 368 (13.15%) Oracle
3 362 (12.94%) SQL
4 357 (12.76%) Microsoft
5 350 (12.51%) PRINCE2
6 318 (11.37%) SAP
7 315 (11.26%) MS Excel
8 291 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
9 289 (10.33%) Windows
10 285 (10.19%) Banking
11 240 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
12 235 (8.40%) .NET
13 211 (7.54%) Migration
14 209 (7.47%) MS Office
15 192 (6.86%) Marketing
16 187 (6.68%) Business Analysis
17 183 (6.54%) ITIL
18 177 (6.33%) Java
19 173 (6.18%) Programme Management
20 172 (6.15%) Degree
21 166 (5.93%) MS Project
22 163 (5.83%) Agile Software Development
23 162 (5.79%) Retail
24 157 (5.61%) SQL Server
25 153 (5.47%) C#
25 153 (5.47%) Security Cleared
26 145 (5.18%) UNIX
27 143 (5.11%) CRM
28 139 (4.97%) Change Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 119 (4.25%) SharePoint
2 56 (2.00%) WebSphere
3 35 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
4 33 (1.18%) MS Exchange
5 31 (1.11%) SAS
6 26 (0.93%) CMS
7 21 (0.75%) IIS
8 20 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
9 19 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
10 18 (0.64%) Apache
11 17 (0.61%) IBM Notes
12 16 (0.57%) Lync
13 12 (0.43%) Tomcat
14 10 (0.36%) WebLogic
14 10 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
15 9 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (0.32%) Confluence
16 8 (0.29%) IBM HTTP Server
17 7 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 7 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 315 (11.26%) MS Excel
2 209 (7.47%) MS Office
3 166 (5.93%) MS Project
4 103 (3.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 77 (2.75%) MS Visio
6 22 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.14%) SPSS
8 4 (0.14%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.14%) Open Workbench
9 3 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.11%) InDesign
10 2 (0.071%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.036%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.036%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.036%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 109 (3.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 49 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 42 (1.50%) Oracle Financials
4 33 (1.18%) Oracle Payables
5 32 (1.14%) SAP FI
6 31 (1.11%) Oracle Receivables
7 30 (1.07%) Oracle General Ledger
7 30 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
8 28 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
9 26 (0.93%) SAP FI/CO
9 26 (0.93%) SAP CO
10 24 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
11 15 (0.54%) Oracle Cash Management
11 15 (0.54%) Oracle Assets
12 14 (0.50%) HFM
13 12 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
14 11 (0.39%) Agresso
15 10 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
16 8 (0.29%) SAP BPC
16 8 (0.29%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.50%) SaaS
2 9 (0.32%) Office 365
3 8 (0.29%) IaaS
3 8 (0.29%) PaaS
4 6 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.14%) Force.com
7 3 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.036%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.036%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 55 (1.97%) Firewall
2 53 (1.89%) WAN
3 46 (1.64%) Internet
4 43 (1.54%) LAN
5 35 (1.25%) Intranet
6 32 (1.14%) SAN
7 26 (0.93%) DNS
8 18 (0.64%) Network Security
9 17 (0.61%) TCP/IP
9 17 (0.61%) VPN
10 16 (0.57%) SSL
11 14 (0.50%) MPLS
11 14 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (0.50%) IP Telephony
12 13 (0.46%) 3G
12 13 (0.46%) HTTP
12 13 (0.46%) ATM
13 12 (0.43%) VoIP
13 12 (0.43%) 4G
13 12 (0.43%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (5.61%) SQL Server
2 81 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
3 55 (1.97%) Relational Database
4 42 (1.50%) Oracle Database
5 40 (1.43%) DB2
6 39 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 38 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 36 (1.29%) QlikView
9 33 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
10 28 (1.00%) SAP BW
10 28 (1.00%) MS Access
11 27 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
12 23 (0.82%) PowerCenter
13 21 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
14 18 (0.64%) Data Mining
15 17 (0.61%) Base SAS
16 16 (0.57%) NoSQL
16 16 (0.57%) MySQL
16 16 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
17 15 (0.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 58 (2.07%) Visual Studio
2 42 (1.50%) Selenium
3 36 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (1.04%) QuickTest Pro
5 23 (0.82%) Eclipse
6 22 (0.79%) Subversion
7 21 (0.75%) JIRA
8 18 (0.64%) WebDriver
9 16 (0.57%) Git (software)
10 15 (0.54%) Maven
10 15 (0.54%) LoadRunner
11 14 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 12 (0.43%) Toad
13 9 (0.32%) TestDirector
13 9 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
13 9 (0.32%) JMeter
14 8 (0.29%) SoapUI
15 7 (0.25%) Introscope
15 7 (0.25%) Ant
16 6 (0.21%) JUnit
General
1 368 (13.15%) Telecoms
2 285 (10.19%) Banking
3 192 (6.86%) Marketing
4 162 (5.79%) Retail
5 137 (4.90%) Manufacturing
6 110 (3.93%) Electronics
7 81 (2.89%) Legal
8 68 (2.43%) Financial Institution
9 64 (2.29%) Billing
10 47 (1.68%) Spanish Language
11 44 (1.57%) Automotive
12 29 (1.04%) Retail Banking
13 27 (0.96%) Back Office
14 25 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
15 24 (0.86%) General Ledger
16 20 (0.71%) Advertising
17 19 (0.68%) Law
18 17 (0.61%) German Language
19 16 (0.57%) French Language
20 12 (0.43%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 766 (27.38%) Analyst
2 456 (16.30%) Project Manager
3 346 (12.37%) Developer
4 341 (12.19%) Business Analyst
5 186 (6.65%) Consultant
6 134 (4.79%) Architect
7 74 (2.64%) Test Analyst
8 71 (2.54%) .NET Developer
9 68 (2.43%) Programme Manager
10 67 (2.39%) Solutions Architect
11 64 (2.29%) Administrator
12 52 (1.86%) Data Analyst
13 51 (1.82%) Coordinator
14 48 (1.72%) Support Analyst
15 45 (1.61%) Java Developer
16 43 (1.54%) Tester
17 42 (1.50%) Test Manager
17 42 (1.50%) Systems Analyst
18 41 (1.47%) PMO Analyst
19 40 (1.43%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (8.40%) .NET
2 125 (4.47%) HTML
3 103 (3.68%) ASP.NET
4 90 (3.22%) XML
5 84 (3.00%) Web Services
6 83 (2.97%) CSS
7 62 (2.22%) jQuery
8 61 (2.18%) WCF
9 56 (2.00%) Spring
10 53 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
11 44 (1.57%) J2EE
12 38 (1.36%) SOAP
13 36 (1.29%) HTML5
14 35 (1.25%) Hibernate
15 30 (1.07%) Middleware
16 28 (1.00%) XSLT
17 25 (0.89%) .NET Framework
18 22 (0.79%) JSP
19 21 (0.75%) Django
20 19 (0.68%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 107 (3.82%) DTV
2 51 (1.82%) Management Information System
3 48 (1.72%) Mobile App
4 37 (1.32%) Mainframe
5 32 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 29 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
6 29 (1.04%) Clustering
7 25 (0.89%) NHS
8 22 (0.79%) Blackberry
9 21 (0.75%) PMI
10 19 (0.68%) Social Media
10 19 (0.68%) FMCG
11 17 (0.61%) Credit Risk
11 17 (0.61%) AS400
12 15 (0.54%) N-Tier
13 14 (0.50%) Data Integration
14 13 (0.46%) IBM Mainframe
14 13 (0.46%) Open Source
14 13 (0.46%) EPoS
15 12 (0.43%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 289 (10.33%) Windows
2 145 (5.18%) UNIX
3 99 (3.54%) Linux
4 66 (2.36%) Windows 7
5 56 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (1.14%) Solaris
8 25 (0.89%) Windows XP
9 22 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (0.71%) Apple iOS
10 20 (0.71%) Android
11 19 (0.68%) Windows NT
12 18 (0.64%) AIX
12 18 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (0.39%) Windows 2000
14 7 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.14%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.11%) zOS
18 2 (0.071%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 484 (17.30%) Project Management
2 350 (12.51%) PRINCE2
3 291 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 240 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
5 211 (7.54%) Migration
6 187 (6.68%) Business Analysis
7 183 (6.54%) ITIL
8 173 (6.18%) Programme Management
9 163 (5.83%) Agile Software Development
10 143 (5.11%) CRM
11 139 (4.97%) Change Management
12 125 (4.47%) Scrum
13 120 (4.29%) Digital Marketing
14 96 (3.43%) MVC
15 92 (3.29%) Waterfall
16 91 (3.25%) Project Planning
17 89 (3.18%) User Acceptance Testing
18 85 (3.04%) Risk Management
19 83 (2.97%) Service Delivery
20 79 (2.82%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 362 (12.94%) SQL
2 177 (6.33%) Java
3 153 (5.47%) C#
4 118 (4.22%) JavaScript
5 63 (2.25%) PL/SQL
6 37 (1.32%) VB
6 37 (1.32%) C
7 36 (1.29%) VB.NET
8 29 (1.04%) T-SQL
8 29 (1.04%) Python
9 24 (0.86%) PowerShell
10 22 (0.79%) VBScript
11 21 (0.75%) VBA
12 19 (0.68%) C++
13 17 (0.61%) Perl
14 12 (0.43%) PHP
14 12 (0.43%) COBOL
15 11 (0.39%) RPG
16 9 (0.32%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 172 (6.15%) Degree
2 153 (5.47%) Security Cleared
3 120 (4.29%) SC Cleared
4 106 (3.79%) ISEB
5 73 (2.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 70 (2.50%) PMI Certification
7 55 (1.97%) PMP
8 44 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 42 (1.50%) ISTQB
10 40 (1.43%) DV Cleared
11 32 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
12 30 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
13 29 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 28 (1.00%) ACCA
14 28 (1.00%) CIMA
15 27 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
16 23 (0.82%) CCNA
17 19 (0.68%) MCSE
18 14 (0.50%) CCNP
19 13 (0.46%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (3.50%) QA
2 61 (2.18%) SLA
3 26 (0.93%) ISO 9001
4 23 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (0.79%) PCI DSS
6 21 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (0.46%) Data Quality
8 11 (0.39%) Solvency II
9 9 (0.32%) COBIT
10 2 (0.071%) Basel II
10 2 (0.071%) GAAP
10 2 (0.071%) BS7799
11 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.036%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.036%) BS25999
11 1 (0.036%) FATCA
11 1 (0.036%) P3O
11 1 (0.036%) EMIR
11 1 (0.036%) CRD IV
11 1 (0.036%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 87 (3.11%) Active Directory
2 36 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.61%) VMware ESX
4 11 (0.39%) NFS
5 9 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.21%) ISA Server
7 6 (0.21%) vSphere
8 5 (0.18%) Terminal Services
8 5 (0.18%) ProxySG
8 5 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.11%) XenApp
9 3 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.11%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.071%) SRDF
10 2 (0.071%) vCloud
10 2 (0.071%) XenServer
10 2 (0.071%) Xen
Systems Management
1 64 (2.29%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (1.07%) SCCM
3 17 (0.61%) SCOM
4 10 (0.36%) Control-M
5 7 (0.25%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.21%) CA Wily
6 6 (0.21%) WSUS
7 5 (0.18%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (0.14%) BladeLogic
8 4 (0.14%) CA SiteMinder
8 4 (0.14%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.11%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.11%) Legato
9 3 (0.11%) Foglight
9 3 (0.11%) MAINVIEW
9 3 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.071%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 368 (13.15%) Oracle
2 357 (12.76%) Microsoft
3 318 (11.37%) SAP
4 77 (2.75%) HP
5 69 (2.47%) IBM
6 61 (2.18%) Citrix
6 61 (2.18%) Cisco
7 57 (2.04%) VMware
8 41 (1.47%) Business Objects
9 37 (1.32%) Hyperion
9 37 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
10 31 (1.11%) CheckPoint
11 30 (1.07%) Informatica
12 28 (1.00%) Avaya
13 19 (0.68%) Juniper
13 19 (0.68%) Siebel
13 19 (0.68%) Red Hat
14 18 (0.64%) Remedy
14 18 (0.64%) JBoss
15 17 (0.61%) Lotus
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £325 to £375 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £270 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £160 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £320.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Candidate Source
Rate: £240 per day DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £425 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago