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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 6 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1400 1368 1150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.23% 16.03% 13.93%
As % of the General category 42.26% 46.00% 37.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 804 669
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £525 £539
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 44
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £16.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.20 £13.35 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.80 £28.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
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
3313 2974 3074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.68% 34.85% 37.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1835 1540 1355
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 112 203
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.33 £23.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.95% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +1 362 £350 +7.69% 42
Berkshire +1 325 £425 - 86
Surrey -3 227 £400 -5.88% 99
Hampshire -9 219 £390 -1.39% 40
Oxfordshire +1 75 £350 -12.50% 27
West Sussex +6 55 £415 +3.75% 9
Kent +2 44 £363 -14.70% 14
East Sussex -7 36 £420 -8.69% 10
Middlesex -5 20 £431 -10.89% 3
Sussex - 7 £425 -
Home Counties +1 5 £413 -13.15%
M4 Corridor +5 4 £450 -
Thames Valley -1 2 £550 -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 492 (17.92%) Project Management
2 368 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
3 349 (12.71%) Microsoft
4 347 (12.64%) SQL
5 345 (12.57%) Telecoms
6 317 (11.55%) SAP
7 316 (11.51%) PRINCE2
8 293 (10.67%) Banking
9 275 (10.02%) Windows
10 269 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
11 258 (9.40%) Oracle
12 255 (9.29%) MS Excel
13 229 (8.34%) Business Intelligence
14 219 (7.98%) Migration
15 218 (7.94%) .NET
16 204 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
17 202 (7.36%) ITIL
18 189 (6.89%) Business Analysis
19 183 (6.67%) Marketing
20 173 (6.30%) MS Office
21 170 (6.19%) Degree
22 162 (5.90%) Change Management
23 157 (5.72%) Programme Management
24 154 (5.61%) Scrum
25 149 (5.43%) SQL Server
26 148 (5.39%) Retail
27 141 (5.14%) Security Cleared
28 140 (5.10%) UNIX
29 138 (5.03%) C#
30 136 (4.95%) Java

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 102 (3.72%) SharePoint
2 42 (1.53%) IIS
3 39 (1.42%) CMS
4 34 (1.24%) WebSphere
5 31 (1.13%) MS Exchange
6 23 (0.84%) Tomcat
7 22 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
8 21 (0.77%) SAS
8 21 (0.77%) Apache
9 18 (0.66%) Lync
9 18 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
10 16 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
11 14 (0.51%) JBoss
11 14 (0.51%) WebLogic
12 12 (0.44%) Confluence
13 10 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
14 9 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 255 (9.29%) MS Excel
2 173 (6.30%) MS Office
3 107 (3.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 103 (3.75%) MS Project
5 73 (2.66%) MS Visio
6 34 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.073%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.036%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.036%) DOC1
12 1 (0.036%) SPSS
12 1 (0.036%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.036%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.036%) Maya
Business Applications
1 86 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 45 (1.64%) SAP FI
3 38 (1.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 37 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 29 (1.06%) Oracle Payables
6 27 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
7 26 (0.95%) Oracle Financials
7 26 (0.95%) SAP ERP
7 26 (0.95%) Oracle Receivables
8 23 (0.84%) SAP CO
8 23 (0.84%) SAP FI/CO
9 22 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
9 22 (0.80%) Oracle General Ledger
10 16 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
10 16 (0.58%) Agresso
11 14 (0.51%) SAP PSCD
11 14 (0.51%) Oracle Assets
12 12 (0.44%) SAP FI-CA
13 11 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
13 11 (0.40%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.51%) SaaS
2 8 (0.29%) Office 365
3 6 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.18%) PaaS
5 4 (0.15%) IaaS
5 4 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.073%) Force.com
6 2 (0.073%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.036%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.036%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.036%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.036%) Heroku
7 1 (0.036%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 59 (2.15%) Firewall
2 55 (2.00%) SAN
3 53 (1.93%) WAN
4 47 (1.71%) Internet
5 39 (1.42%) LAN
6 34 (1.24%) DNS
7 30 (1.09%) 3G
8 27 (0.98%) Intranet
9 25 (0.91%) TCP/IP
10 23 (0.84%) VPN
10 23 (0.84%) 4G
11 20 (0.73%) Network Security
11 20 (0.73%) LTE
11 20 (0.73%) IP Telephony
12 19 (0.69%) VoIP
13 18 (0.66%) Broadband
13 18 (0.66%) MPLS
13 18 (0.66%) Radio Access Network
14 15 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (0.51%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 84 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
3 49 (1.79%) Oracle Database
4 48 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 45 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 44 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 39 (1.42%) Relational Database
8 36 (1.31%) SAP BW
9 31 (1.13%) QlikView
10 27 (0.98%) PowerCenter
10 27 (0.98%) DB2
11 24 (0.87%) MySQL
12 23 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
13 21 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
13 21 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
14 19 (0.69%) MS Access
15 18 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
15 18 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 15 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
17 14 (0.51%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 39 (1.42%) Selenium
2 38 (1.38%) Visual Studio
3 30 (1.09%) JIRA
4 29 (1.06%) QuickTest Pro
5 27 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (0.69%) Subversion
7 17 (0.62%) Eclipse
8 14 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
8 14 (0.51%) JUnit
8 14 (0.51%) WebDriver
8 14 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 13 (0.47%) Toad
10 11 (0.40%) Maven
11 10 (0.36%) Git (software)
12 9 (0.33%) TeamCity
13 8 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
14 7 (0.26%) MSBuild
14 7 (0.26%) TestDirector
14 7 (0.26%) Ant
15 6 (0.22%) IntelliJ
General
1 345 (12.57%) Telecoms
2 293 (10.67%) Banking
3 183 (6.67%) Marketing
4 148 (5.39%) Retail
5 115 (4.19%) Manufacturing
6 99 (3.61%) Legal
7 89 (3.24%) Electronics
8 63 (2.30%) Financial Institution
9 59 (2.15%) Automotive
10 42 (1.53%) Billing
11 35 (1.28%) Spanish Language
12 32 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
13 27 (0.98%) Back Office
13 27 (0.98%) General Ledger
14 25 (0.91%) Retail Banking
15 21 (0.77%) Advertising
16 16 (0.58%) Law
17 13 (0.47%) Publishing
18 7 (0.26%) Games
18 7 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 771 (28.09%) Analyst
2 410 (14.94%) Project Manager
3 387 (14.10%) Business Analyst
4 325 (11.84%) Developer
5 171 (6.23%) Consultant
6 130 (4.74%) Architect
7 77 (2.81%) .NET Developer
8 61 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
9 58 (2.11%) Test Analyst
10 56 (2.04%) Administrator
11 55 (2.00%) Test Manager
12 54 (1.97%) Programme Manager
12 54 (1.97%) Financial Business Analyst
13 51 (1.86%) Delivery Manager
14 49 (1.79%) C# Developer
15 48 (1.75%) Financial Analyst
16 47 (1.71%) SAP Consultant
17 45 (1.64%) Tester
17 45 (1.64%) Support Analyst
17 45 (1.64%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (7.94%) .NET
2 121 (4.41%) HTML
3 97 (3.53%) CSS
4 80 (2.91%) XML
5 78 (2.84%) ASP.NET
6 68 (2.48%) Web Services
6 68 (2.48%) jQuery
7 58 (2.11%) WCF
8 47 (1.71%) AngularJS
9 41 (1.49%) Middleware
10 38 (1.38%) ASP.NET MVC
10 38 (1.38%) HTML5
11 37 (1.35%) .NET Framework
12 33 (1.20%) KnockoutJS
13 28 (1.02%) SOAP
14 24 (0.87%) J2EE
14 24 (0.87%) Spring
15 22 (0.80%) JSP
15 22 (0.80%) CSS3
16 21 (0.77%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 204 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (3.13%) DTV
3 70 (2.55%) Management Information System
4 46 (1.68%) Mobile App
5 36 (1.31%) Computer Science
6 32 (1.17%) User Experience
7 31 (1.13%) Clustering
8 30 (1.09%) Mainframe
9 25 (0.91%) AS400
9 25 (0.91%) PMI
10 24 (0.87%) Credit Risk
11 20 (0.73%) Open Source
12 18 (0.66%) Data Integration
12 18 (0.66%) Blackberry
13 16 (0.58%) Client/Server
13 16 (0.58%) NHS
14 14 (0.51%) iPhone
15 13 (0.47%) Hedge funds
16 12 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 12 (0.44%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 275 (10.02%) Windows
2 140 (5.10%) UNIX
3 80 (2.91%) Linux
4 75 (2.73%) Windows 7
5 63 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 55 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 39 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (1.09%) Windows XP
10 28 (1.02%) Solaris
11 23 (0.84%) Apple iOS
12 22 (0.80%) Windows NT
13 18 (0.66%) Android
14 13 (0.47%) AIX
15 9 (0.33%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.18%) MVS
17 5 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
18 3 (0.11%) zOS
18 3 (0.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 492 (17.92%) Project Management
2 368 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
3 316 (11.51%) PRINCE2
4 269 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
5 229 (8.34%) Business Intelligence
6 219 (7.98%) Migration
7 202 (7.36%) ITIL
8 189 (6.89%) Business Analysis
9 162 (5.90%) Change Management
10 157 (5.72%) Programme Management
11 154 (5.61%) Scrum
12 134 (4.88%) CRM
13 120 (4.37%) User Acceptance Testing
14 112 (4.08%) Waterfall
15 108 (3.93%) ERP
16 94 (3.42%) MVC
17 92 (3.35%) Digital Marketing
18 91 (3.32%) Risk Management
19 89 (3.24%) Service Delivery
20 85 (3.10%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 347 (12.64%) SQL
2 138 (5.03%) C#
3 136 (4.95%) Java
4 115 (4.19%) JavaScript
5 47 (1.71%) PL/SQL
6 38 (1.38%) C
7 37 (1.35%) PowerShell
8 35 (1.28%) T-SQL
9 34 (1.24%) VBScript
10 26 (0.95%) VBA
11 24 (0.87%) C++
12 23 (0.84%) VB
13 21 (0.77%) Perl
14 20 (0.73%) VB.NET
15 18 (0.66%) RPG
16 15 (0.55%) PHP
17 10 (0.36%) Shell Script
18 9 (0.33%) Python
18 9 (0.33%) COBOL
19 8 (0.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 170 (6.19%) Degree
2 141 (5.14%) Security Cleared
3 102 (3.72%) SC Cleared
4 91 (3.32%) ISEB
5 56 (2.04%) PMI Certification
6 43 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 43 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 38 (1.38%) ACCA
8 35 (1.28%) PMP
9 34 (1.24%) CIMA
10 30 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
11 29 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
12 25 (0.91%) ISTQB
13 22 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
13 22 (0.80%) CCNA
14 20 (0.73%) MCSE
15 19 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 16 (0.58%) DV Cleared
17 12 (0.44%) MCP
17 12 (0.44%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (4.01%) QA
2 60 (2.19%) SLA
3 26 (0.95%) ISO 9001
4 22 (0.80%) PCI DSS
5 19 (0.69%) Solvency II
5 19 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 18 (0.66%) Data Quality
7 16 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (0.33%) COBIT
9 4 (0.15%) P3O
9 4 (0.15%) COREP
9 4 (0.15%) FINREP
10 3 (0.11%) GAAP
11 2 (0.073%) BS7799
11 2 (0.073%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.036%) COSO
12 1 (0.036%) CRD IV
12 1 (0.036%) Basel II
12 1 (0.036%) GxP
System Software
1 109 (3.97%) Active Directory
2 50 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.84%) VMware ESX
4 17 (0.62%) NFS
5 14 (0.51%) XenApp
6 11 (0.40%) XenDesktop
6 11 (0.40%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 10 (0.36%) ISA Server
8 9 (0.33%) vSphere
9 8 (0.29%) Terminal Services
10 6 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 2 (0.073%) Veritas File System
13 2 (0.073%) PowerHA
13 2 (0.073%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.073%) GPFS
13 2 (0.073%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 61 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
2 37 (1.35%) SCCM
3 23 (0.84%) Control-M
4 20 (0.73%) SCOM
5 15 (0.55%) NetBackup
5 15 (0.55%) Tivoli
6 8 (0.29%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 7 (0.26%) BladeLogic
8 5 (0.18%) CA SiteMinder
9 4 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.15%) WSUS
9 4 (0.15%) CA Spectrum
9 4 (0.15%) CA Wily
10 3 (0.11%) Puppet
10 3 (0.11%) OVSD
10 3 (0.11%) OpenView
10 3 (0.11%) Cisco UCCE
11 2 (0.073%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.073%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.073%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 349 (12.71%) Microsoft
2 317 (11.55%) SAP
3 258 (9.40%) Oracle
4 82 (2.99%) VMware
5 80 (2.91%) Cisco
6 73 (2.66%) Citrix
7 70 (2.55%) HP
8 69 (2.51%) IBM
9 43 (1.57%) Remedy
10 42 (1.53%) Business Objects
11 35 (1.28%) Avaya
12 34 (1.24%) Red Hat
13 32 (1.17%) CheckPoint
13 32 (1.17%) Informatica
14 31 (1.13%) Sun
15 23 (0.84%) Intel
16 22 (0.80%) Cognos
16 22 (0.80%) Hyperion
17 19 (0.69%) Symantec
17 19 (0.69%) EMC
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