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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 4 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 1483 1400 1063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.07% 15.47% 13.31%
As % of the General category 43.76% 42.81% 35.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 850 791 611
Average daily rate
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£411 £390 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.44% +3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 29
Average hourly rate £22.85 £19.50 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.17% +15.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.68 £11.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £71.75 £51.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.20 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.02% -19.00%
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
3389 3270 3026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.43% 36.14% 37.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1750 1673 1379
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £516 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 132 177
Average hourly rate £22.68 £21.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.52 £12.93 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.81 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -18.18%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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
Buckinghamshire 0 380 £363 +1.11% 44
Berkshire -5 262 £400 - 121
Surrey -2 243 £425 +6.25% 124
Hampshire -2 233 £425 +6.25% 73
West Sussex +1 98 £425 +13.33% 32
Oxfordshire +6 81 £450 +9.09% 33
East Sussex +16 59 £450 +20.00% 20
Kent -2 53 £338 -10.00% 42
Middlesex +4 20 £388 -8.82% 4
Sussex +3 10 £400 -
M4 Corridor +3 5 - -
Home Counties - - - -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 509 (17.81%) Project Management
2 416 (14.56%) Agile Software Development
3 356 (12.46%) Microsoft
4 351 (12.28%) Telecoms
5 340 (11.90%) SQL
6 338 (11.83%) Banking
7 331 (11.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 311 (10.88%) MS Excel
9 291 (10.18%) SAP
9 291 (10.18%) PRINCE2
10 262 (9.17%) Windows
11 251 (8.78%) Oracle
12 248 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
13 214 (7.49%) ITIL
14 209 (7.31%) .NET
15 196 (6.86%) Business Analysis
16 195 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
17 194 (6.79%) Migration
18 180 (6.30%) MS Office
18 180 (6.30%) Degree
19 176 (6.16%) Security Cleared
20 173 (6.05%) Change Management
21 162 (5.67%) Java
21 162 (5.67%) Marketing
22 159 (5.56%) SQL Server
23 146 (5.11%) Scrum
24 143 (5.00%) Programme Management
25 141 (4.93%) MS Project
26 138 (4.83%) SC Cleared
26 138 (4.83%) Waterfall

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 101 (3.53%) SharePoint
2 33 (1.15%) IIS
3 31 (1.08%) CMS
3 31 (1.08%) WebSphere
4 23 (0.80%) SAS
4 23 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
4 23 (0.80%) MS Exchange
5 21 (0.73%) WebLogic
6 19 (0.66%) Apache
7 16 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
8 15 (0.52%) Lync
9 14 (0.49%) Tomcat
9 14 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 12 (0.42%) JBoss
10 12 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
11 11 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (0.24%) MS Project Server
13 7 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
14 5 (0.17%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 311 (10.88%) MS Excel
2 180 (6.30%) MS Office
3 141 (4.93%) MS Project
4 126 (4.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 89 (3.11%) MS Visio
6 36 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.31%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.31%) RoboHelp
7 9 (0.31%) FrameMaker
8 7 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.17%) SPSS
11 4 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.10%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.035%) DOC1
13 1 (0.035%) Maya
13 1 (0.035%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 56 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 53 (1.85%) SAP FI
3 38 (1.33%) Oracle EBS R12
4 35 (1.22%) SAP ERP
5 31 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
6 27 (0.94%) SAP FI/CO
6 27 (0.94%) SAP CO
7 26 (0.91%) Oracle Financials
8 25 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
9 24 (0.84%) Agresso
9 24 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
10 22 (0.77%) SAP PSCD
11 21 (0.73%) Oracle General Ledger
12 20 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
13 19 (0.66%) SAP FI-CA
14 18 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
15 15 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
16 14 (0.49%) RMDS
16 14 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
17 12 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 21 (0.73%) SaaS
2 9 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.21%) Office 365
3 6 (0.21%) PaaS
4 4 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.14%) IaaS
5 3 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.070%) Force.com
7 1 (0.035%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.035%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.035%) Heroku
7 1 (0.035%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.035%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.035%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 74 (2.59%) Firewall
2 53 (1.85%) SAN
3 51 (1.78%) TCP/IP
3 51 (1.78%) ATM
4 49 (1.71%) WAN
4 49 (1.71%) DNS
4 49 (1.71%) Internet
5 45 (1.57%) LAN
6 30 (1.05%) Radio Access Network
7 28 (0.98%) Network Security
8 26 (0.91%) DHCP
8 26 (0.91%) Intranet
9 23 (0.80%) 3G
10 20 (0.70%) Wireshark
10 20 (0.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 20 (0.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 19 (0.66%) VPN
12 18 (0.63%) MPLS
12 18 (0.63%) LTE
12 18 (0.63%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 92 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
3 56 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 52 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 45 (1.57%) Relational Database
6 42 (1.47%) SAP BW
7 41 (1.43%) Oracle Database
8 32 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
9 30 (1.05%) MySQL
10 28 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
11 26 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 26 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
12 25 (0.87%) DB2
12 25 (0.87%) PowerCenter
13 24 (0.84%) Data Mining
14 23 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
15 22 (0.77%) QlikView
16 19 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
17 17 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
18 15 (0.52%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 36 (1.26%) JIRA
2 23 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (0.73%) QuickTest Pro
4 17 (0.59%) Xcode
5 16 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
6 15 (0.52%) Visual Studio
7 14 (0.49%) Selenium
8 13 (0.45%) Subversion
9 12 (0.42%) JUnit
9 12 (0.42%) Jenkins
10 9 (0.31%) Eclipse
10 9 (0.31%) Toad
10 9 (0.31%) Maven
10 9 (0.31%) Git (software)
11 6 (0.21%) ProC
11 6 (0.21%) Axure RP
12 5 (0.17%) WebDriver
12 5 (0.17%) eggPlant
13 4 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (0.14%) ERwin
General
1 351 (12.28%) Telecoms
2 338 (11.83%) Banking
3 162 (5.67%) Marketing
4 137 (4.79%) Retail
5 111 (3.88%) Legal
6 94 (3.29%) Manufacturing
7 63 (2.20%) Automotive
8 60 (2.10%) Electronics
9 56 (1.96%) Financial Institution
10 42 (1.47%) Billing
11 35 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
12 32 (1.12%) General Ledger
13 30 (1.05%) Publishing
14 28 (0.98%) Spanish Language
15 25 (0.87%) Back Office
16 17 (0.59%) Law
16 17 (0.59%) Advertising
17 16 (0.56%) Retail Banking
18 11 (0.38%) Investment Banking
19 10 (0.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 809 (28.31%) Analyst
2 436 (15.26%) Project Manager
3 395 (13.82%) Business Analyst
4 318 (11.13%) Developer
5 201 (7.03%) Architect
6 187 (6.54%) Consultant
7 88 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
8 86 (3.01%) Data Analyst
9 64 (2.24%) Systems Analyst
10 62 (2.17%) Test Analyst
10 62 (2.17%) Financial Business Analyst
11 61 (2.13%) Administrator
12 57 (1.99%) .NET Developer
12 57 (1.99%) Financial Services Business Analyst
13 53 (1.85%) Support Analyst
14 51 (1.78%) SAP Consultant
15 50 (1.75%) Delivery Manager
16 49 (1.71%) Coordinator
17 47 (1.64%) Test Manager
18 46 (1.61%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (7.31%) .NET
2 134 (4.69%) HTML
3 96 (3.36%) CSS
4 87 (3.04%) Web Services
5 84 (2.94%) XML
6 82 (2.87%) ASP.NET
7 75 (2.62%) AngularJS
8 67 (2.34%) jQuery
9 64 (2.24%) HTML5
10 51 (1.78%) Middleware
11 43 (1.50%) ASP.NET MVC
12 42 (1.47%) .NET Framework
13 41 (1.43%) WCF
14 33 (1.15%) KnockoutJS
15 29 (1.01%) CSS3
16 28 (0.98%) Spring
17 26 (0.91%) SOAP
17 26 (0.91%) ASP.NET Web API
18 21 (0.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 19 (0.66%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 248 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (2.80%) Management Information System
3 57 (1.99%) DTV
4 42 (1.47%) PMI
5 41 (1.43%) Mobile App
6 38 (1.33%) Clustering
7 29 (1.01%) User Experience
8 26 (0.91%) Computer Science
9 24 (0.84%) Mainframe
10 23 (0.80%) NHS
11 20 (0.70%) Credit Risk
11 20 (0.70%) iPhone
11 20 (0.70%) iPad
12 19 (0.66%) CMDB
13 17 (0.59%) Mobile Banking
14 15 (0.52%) Open Source
15 14 (0.49%) Economics
16 13 (0.45%) Client/Server
16 13 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
17 12 (0.42%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 262 (9.17%) Windows
2 130 (4.55%) UNIX
3 101 (3.53%) Linux
4 76 (2.66%) Windows 7
5 53 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 31 (1.08%) Apple iOS
9 31 (1.08%) Solaris
10 21 (0.73%) AIX
11 19 (0.66%) Windows XP
12 15 (0.52%) Android
13 11 (0.38%) Windows NT
13 11 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
14 10 (0.35%) Windows 2000
15 9 (0.31%) VMS
16 6 (0.21%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.17%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 509 (17.81%) Project Management
2 416 (14.56%) Agile Software Development
3 331 (11.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 291 (10.18%) PRINCE2
5 214 (7.49%) ITIL
6 196 (6.86%) Business Analysis
7 195 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
8 194 (6.79%) Migration
9 173 (6.05%) Change Management
10 146 (5.11%) Scrum
11 143 (5.00%) Programme Management
12 138 (4.83%) Waterfall
13 133 (4.65%) ERP
14 122 (4.27%) CRM
15 117 (4.09%) User Acceptance Testing
16 103 (3.60%) Risk Management
17 99 (3.46%) Service Management
18 98 (3.43%) MVC
19 92 (3.22%) Data Modelling
20 85 (2.97%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 340 (11.90%) SQL
2 162 (5.67%) Java
3 137 (4.79%) C#
4 118 (4.13%) JavaScript
5 47 (1.64%) PL/SQL
6 45 (1.57%) C
7 42 (1.47%) VBA
8 38 (1.33%) T-SQL
9 28 (0.98%) VB
9 28 (0.98%) C++
10 23 (0.80%) VBScript
11 21 (0.73%) Perl
12 20 (0.70%) PowerShell
13 19 (0.66%) PHP
13 19 (0.66%) Objective-C
14 17 (0.59%) VB.NET
15 16 (0.56%) Python
16 15 (0.52%) Shell Script
17 9 (0.31%) Bash Shell
18 8 (0.28%) Korn
Qualifications
1 180 (6.30%) Degree
2 176 (6.16%) Security Cleared
3 138 (4.83%) SC Cleared
4 113 (3.95%) ISEB
5 68 (2.38%) PMI Certification
6 50 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 39 (1.36%) PMP
8 31 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 29 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
10 28 (0.98%) CISSP
11 25 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
11 25 (0.87%) ACCA
12 23 (0.80%) CIMA
13 22 (0.77%) ISTQB
14 20 (0.70%) MCSE
15 18 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 17 (0.59%) DV Cleared
17 15 (0.52%) CCNA
17 15 (0.52%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (3.67%) QA
2 72 (2.52%) SLA
3 30 (1.05%) Solvency II
4 28 (0.98%) Data Quality
5 27 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 19 (0.66%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (0.52%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.28%) GAMP
8 8 (0.28%) COBIT
9 3 (0.10%) COSO
9 3 (0.10%) P3O
10 2 (0.070%) COREP
10 2 (0.070%) FINREP
10 2 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.070%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.070%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.070%) Basel II
10 2 (0.070%) GAAP
11 1 (0.035%) TickIT
System Software
1 99 (3.46%) Active Directory
2 52 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.63%) VMware ESX
4 17 (0.59%) NFS
4 17 (0.59%) vSphere
5 13 (0.45%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.38%) XenApp
7 9 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 8 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 7 (0.24%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 6 (0.21%) Firmware
10 6 (0.21%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.14%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.10%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.070%) PowerHA
13 2 (0.070%) GPFS
14 1 (0.035%) Docker
Systems Management
1 71 (2.48%) HP Quality Center
2 37 (1.29%) SCCM
3 29 (1.01%) Control-M
4 11 (0.38%) Tivoli
5 9 (0.31%) NetBackup
6 8 (0.28%) SCOM
6 8 (0.28%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 7 (0.24%) CA Spectrum
8 6 (0.21%) Puppet
9 5 (0.17%) OVSD
9 5 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.14%) CA Wily
10 4 (0.14%) BladeLogic
10 4 (0.14%) OpenView
11 3 (0.10%) WSUS
12 2 (0.070%) CA Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.070%) Cisco UCCE
12 2 (0.070%) SELinux
Vendors
1 356 (12.46%) Microsoft
2 291 (10.18%) SAP
3 251 (8.78%) Oracle
4 97 (3.39%) VMware
5 96 (3.36%) Cisco
6 76 (2.66%) HP
7 56 (1.96%) IBM
8 53 (1.85%) CheckPoint
9 47 (1.64%) Remedy
9 47 (1.64%) Business Objects
10 46 (1.61%) Citrix
11 35 (1.22%) Red Hat
12 31 (1.08%) Informatica
12 31 (1.08%) F5
13 28 (0.98%) Blue Coat
13 28 (0.98%) TIBCO
14 26 (0.91%) Juniper
15 20 (0.70%) Cognos
15 20 (0.70%) Sun
16 19 (0.66%) TippingPoint
Brighton, Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Limited
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Lucid Support Services Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: £500.00 - £570.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cobham, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: £500.00 - £800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Salt
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £400 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: Up to £39,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £125 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago