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 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1379 1425 1319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.94% 15.68% 15.77%
As % of the General category 43.32% 44.73% 43.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 836 741
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £247 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £385
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 30 32
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £51.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
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
3183 3186 3000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.48% 35.06% 35.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1732 1703 1444
Average daily rate £400 £363 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 115 153
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £23.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.81 £51.00 £40.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-2.17% -6.12%

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015. 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 -1 305 £400 +1.58% 108
Buckinghamshire 0 279 £375 +4.16% 42
Hampshire +2 246 £400 +3.22% 76
Surrey -1 211 £420 +0.29% 98
West Sussex +4 87 £403 +18.38% 47
East Sussex +4 77 £400 -8.57% 24
Oxfordshire -4 69 £450 +24.13% 26
Kent -1 56 £375 -3.22% 28
Middlesex -2 16 £375 -6.25% 3
Sussex +2 5 £400 -4.76% 3
Home Counties -1 2 £700 +36.58%
M4 Corridor +2 1 - -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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.

1 546 (18.61%) Project Management
2 462 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
3 375 (12.78%) SQL
4 373 (12.71%) Microsoft
5 359 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 355 (12.10%) Banking
7 339 (11.55%) Telecoms
8 317 (10.80%) MS Excel
9 301 (10.26%) Windows
10 300 (10.22%) PRINCE2
11 277 (9.44%) Oracle
12 248 (8.45%) SAP
13 240 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
14 233 (7.94%) ITIL
15 224 (7.63%) .NET
16 213 (7.26%) MS Office
17 211 (7.19%) Migration
18 201 (6.85%) SQL Server
19 196 (6.68%) Change Management
20 189 (6.44%) Java
21 186 (6.34%) MS Project
21 186 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
22 173 (5.90%) Degree
22 173 (5.90%) Security Cleared
23 163 (5.56%) C#
24 156 (5.32%) Business Analysis
25 154 (5.25%) UNIX
25 154 (5.25%) Scrum
26 150 (5.11%) HTML
27 141 (4.81%) Programme Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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
1 121 (4.12%) SharePoint
2 43 (1.47%) WebSphere
3 30 (1.02%) SAS
4 28 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
5 22 (0.75%) MS Exchange
6 20 (0.68%) WebLogic
7 18 (0.61%) IIS
8 16 (0.55%) CMS
9 12 (0.41%) Apache
9 12 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 11 (0.37%) Lync
11 9 (0.31%) Node.js
11 9 (0.31%) Confluence
11 9 (0.31%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.31%) JBoss
12 7 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.20%) MS Project Server
13 6 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 317 (10.80%) MS Excel
2 213 (7.26%) MS Office
3 186 (6.34%) MS Project
4 115 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 90 (3.07%) MS Visio
6 34 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.51%) RoboHelp
7 15 (0.51%) FrameMaker
8 8 (0.27%) SPSS
9 5 (0.17%) Open Workbench
10 4 (0.14%) PowerPivot
10 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.10%) InDesign
12 1 (0.034%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 1 (0.034%) PTC Creo
12 1 (0.034%) GIMP
12 1 (0.034%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 55 (1.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 38 (1.30%) SAP FI
2 38 (1.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 32 (1.09%) SAP ERP
4 24 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
5 23 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
6 21 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
7 19 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
7 19 (0.65%) SAP CO
8 18 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
8 18 (0.61%) SAP FI-CA
9 17 (0.58%) SAP PSCD
9 17 (0.58%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 16 (0.55%) Agresso
10 16 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
11 15 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
11 15 (0.51%) RMDS
12 14 (0.48%) HFM
12 14 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
12 14 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.02%) SaaS
2 10 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.27%) Office 365
4 5 (0.17%) Boomi
4 5 (0.17%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.14%) Taleo
6 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.10%) PaaS
7 2 (0.068%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.068%) Google Checkout
7 2 (0.068%) IaaS
7 2 (0.068%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.034%) Silverpop
8 1 (0.034%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 91 (3.10%) Firewall
2 75 (2.56%) WAN
3 70 (2.39%) LAN
4 67 (2.28%) TCP/IP
4 67 (2.28%) DNS
5 65 (2.22%) SAN
6 59 (2.01%) Internet
7 52 (1.77%) ATM
8 46 (1.57%) DHCP
9 36 (1.23%) Wireless
10 32 (1.09%) Network Security
11 28 (0.95%) LDAP
11 28 (0.95%) VPN
12 27 (0.92%) SSL
13 23 (0.78%) Intranet
14 22 (0.75%) MPLS
15 19 (0.65%) Wireshark
16 18 (0.61%) Ethernet
17 17 (0.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 17 (0.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 102 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
3 71 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 67 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 58 (1.98%) Oracle Database
6 51 (1.74%) DB2
7 40 (1.36%) Relational Database
8 39 (1.33%) SAP BW
9 37 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
9 37 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
10 35 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 32 (1.09%) PowerCenter
12 31 (1.06%) Big Data
13 29 (0.99%) MySQL
14 23 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
15 22 (0.75%) Data Mining
16 19 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
16 19 (0.65%) QlikView
17 18 (0.61%) Data Mart
18 17 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 43 (1.47%) JIRA
2 38 (1.30%) Selenium
3 32 (1.09%) HP UFT
4 29 (0.99%) Visual Studio
5 26 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (0.89%) WebDriver
6 21 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
7 19 (0.65%) Jenkins
8 15 (0.51%) Xcode
9 14 (0.48%) Subversion
10 13 (0.44%) JUnit
11 11 (0.37%) LoadRunner
11 11 (0.37%) Git (software)
12 9 (0.31%) Eclipse
13 8 (0.27%) ERwin
13 8 (0.27%) Maven
13 8 (0.27%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
14 5 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 5 (0.17%) TestNG
General
1 355 (12.10%) Banking
2 339 (11.55%) Telecoms
3 140 (4.77%) Marketing
4 119 (4.06%) Retail
5 92 (3.14%) Legal
6 87 (2.97%) Manufacturing
7 71 (2.42%) Financial Institution
8 60 (2.04%) Electronics
9 50 (1.70%) Automotive
10 42 (1.43%) Billing
11 38 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
12 32 (1.09%) Back Office
13 31 (1.06%) Publishing
14 27 (0.92%) General Ledger
15 22 (0.75%) Spanish Language
15 22 (0.75%) Investment Banking
16 21 (0.72%) Law
17 19 (0.65%) Advertising
18 15 (0.51%) Retail Banking
19 9 (0.31%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 745 (25.39%) Analyst
2 503 (17.14%) Project Manager
3 351 (11.96%) Developer
4 315 (10.74%) Business Analyst
5 193 (6.58%) Architect
6 191 (6.51%) Consultant
7 81 (2.76%) Administrator
8 79 (2.69%) Systems Analyst
9 72 (2.45%) Solutions Architect
9 72 (2.45%) Data Analyst
10 63 (2.15%) .NET Developer
11 60 (2.04%) Support Analyst
11 60 (2.04%) Infrastructure Manager
12 58 (1.98%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 58 (1.98%) Test Analyst
13 53 (1.81%) C# Developer
14 49 (1.67%) Senior Manager
15 47 (1.60%) Test Manager
16 46 (1.57%) Coordinator
17 43 (1.47%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (7.63%) .NET
2 150 (5.11%) HTML
3 95 (3.24%) CSS
3 95 (3.24%) XML
4 87 (2.97%) ASP.NET
5 82 (2.79%) Web Services
6 79 (2.69%) AngularJS
7 60 (2.04%) HTML5
8 55 (1.87%) jQuery
9 53 (1.81%) ASP.NET MVC
10 48 (1.64%) Middleware
11 44 (1.50%) .NET Framework
12 38 (1.30%) Spring
13 34 (1.16%) WCF
13 34 (1.16%) SOAP
14 33 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web API
15 25 (0.85%) CSS3
16 21 (0.72%) J2EE
17 20 (0.68%) Struts
17 20 (0.68%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 240 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (4.77%) Data Centre
3 105 (3.58%) Management Information System
4 55 (1.87%) DTV
5 47 (1.60%) PMI
5 47 (1.60%) Clustering
6 33 (1.12%) Mobile App
7 26 (0.89%) User Experience
7 26 (0.89%) NHS
8 25 (0.85%) Mainframe
9 23 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (0.75%) Computer Science
10 22 (0.75%) CMDB
11 18 (0.61%) Mobile Banking
12 17 (0.58%) iPhone
13 16 (0.55%) iPad
14 15 (0.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 15 (0.51%) Economics
15 14 (0.48%) Data Integration
16 13 (0.44%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 301 (10.26%) Windows
2 154 (5.25%) UNIX
3 121 (4.12%) Linux
4 70 (2.39%) Windows 7
5 54 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (1.81%) Solaris
7 48 (1.64%) AIX
8 45 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 33 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (1.06%) Apple iOS
11 29 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (0.48%) Android
13 10 (0.34%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.34%) Windows NT
14 9 (0.31%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.27%) VMS
15 8 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
16 6 (0.20%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.20%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 546 (18.61%) Project Management
2 462 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
3 359 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 300 (10.22%) PRINCE2
5 233 (7.94%) ITIL
6 211 (7.19%) Migration
7 196 (6.68%) Change Management
8 186 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
9 156 (5.32%) Business Analysis
10 154 (5.25%) Scrum
11 141 (4.81%) Programme Management
12 119 (4.06%) Waterfall
13 114 (3.89%) Project Planning
14 110 (3.75%) ERP
15 109 (3.72%) MVC
16 108 (3.68%) SDLC
17 107 (3.65%) Service Management
18 105 (3.58%) User Acceptance Testing
19 102 (3.48%) Risk Management
20 85 (2.90%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 375 (12.78%) SQL
2 189 (6.44%) Java
3 163 (5.56%) C#
4 114 (3.89%) JavaScript
5 52 (1.77%) T-SQL
6 48 (1.64%) VB
6 48 (1.64%) C
7 42 (1.43%) PL/SQL
8 35 (1.19%) PowerShell
9 34 (1.16%) Shell Script
10 33 (1.12%) VBA
11 28 (0.95%) VBScript
12 25 (0.85%) Perl
13 24 (0.82%) C++
14 21 (0.72%) Python
14 21 (0.72%) Objective-C
15 19 (0.65%) VB.NET
16 16 (0.55%) PHP
17 10 (0.34%) ABAP
17 10 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 173 (5.90%) Degree
1 173 (5.90%) Security Cleared
2 135 (4.60%) SC Cleared
3 89 (3.03%) ISEB
4 71 (2.42%) PMI Certification
5 50 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
6 49 (1.67%) CISSP
6 49 (1.67%) PMP
7 44 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
7 44 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 38 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 27 (0.92%) CCNA
10 25 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 25 (0.85%) DV Cleared
11 21 (0.72%) ACCA
12 20 (0.68%) CIMA
13 18 (0.61%) MCSE
14 15 (0.51%) CCNP
14 15 (0.51%) CISM
14 15 (0.51%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (3.27%) QA
2 85 (2.90%) SLA
3 43 (1.47%) Data Quality
4 34 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 31 (1.06%) PCI DSS
6 23 (0.78%) Solvency II
7 16 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (0.37%) COBIT
9 7 (0.24%) COSO
9 7 (0.24%) GAMP
9 7 (0.24%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.24%) PMBOK
10 5 (0.17%) GAAP
11 3 (0.10%) P3O
12 2 (0.068%) Basel II
12 2 (0.068%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.068%) ISO 8583
13 1 (0.034%) DO-178B
13 1 (0.034%) Basel III
13 1 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 123 (4.19%) Active Directory
2 62 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (0.68%) vSphere
4 17 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 16 (0.55%) NFS
6 14 (0.48%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.41%) VMware ESX
8 11 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.31%) XenApp
10 8 (0.27%) Veritas File System
10 8 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (0.24%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.24%) Docker
12 6 (0.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 5 (0.17%) Firmware
14 4 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (0.10%) ISA Server
15 3 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.10%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 61 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
2 38 (1.30%) SCCM
3 26 (0.89%) Control-M
4 15 (0.51%) Puppet
5 14 (0.48%) NetBackup
6 13 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (0.34%) EMC VPLEX
8 8 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (0.27%) SCOM
9 7 (0.24%) AirWatch
10 6 (0.20%) Tivoli
10 6 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (0.17%) Data Guard
11 5 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (0.17%) SCVMM
11 5 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (0.14%) OpenView
12 4 (0.14%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 4 (0.14%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 373 (12.71%) Microsoft
2 277 (9.44%) Oracle
3 248 (8.45%) SAP
4 118 (4.02%) Cisco
5 108 (3.68%) VMware
6 92 (3.14%) HP
7 66 (2.25%) IBM
8 54 (1.84%) CheckPoint
9 52 (1.77%) Informatica
10 42 (1.43%) PeopleSoft
10 42 (1.43%) Remedy
11 40 (1.36%) Citrix
12 37 (1.26%) Business Objects
13 32 (1.09%) Juniper
13 32 (1.09%) Blue Coat
14 30 (1.02%) TIBCO
14 30 (1.02%) Red Hat
15 29 (0.99%) Cognos
16 27 (0.92%) NetApp
17 26 (0.89%) EMC
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £180 - £240 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
East Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £410 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
EU-Solutions
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Up to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
University of Winchester
Rate: £24,775 to £30,434 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £10.00 - £405.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £10.00 - £405.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £400 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Directions On-line Ltd
Rate: Unspecified negotialble
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago