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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 3 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1637 1362 1405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.52% 14.89% 16.07%
As % of the General category 46.02% 43.91% 42.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1044 843 845
Average daily rate
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£400 £386 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 16 30
Average hourly rate £22.83 £14.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.44% -55.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.29 £11.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.48 £48.75 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.26 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.86% -5.71%
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
3557 3102 3268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.89% 33.92% 37.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2051 1703 1650
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £524 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 88 112
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -38.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.35 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 0 412 £375 +3.80% 43
Berkshire -1 360 £425 +4.93% 105
Hampshire -3 244 £400 +6.66% 78
Surrey +2 238 £410 +5.80% 95
West Sussex +3 94 £400 +6.66% 17
East Sussex +8 92 £375 -5.77% 16
Oxfordshire -1 68 £425 +6.25% 36
Kent +1 58 £350 -6.66% 9
Middlesex +6 28 £406 +2.20% 1
Sussex +3 8 £400 -4.76% 3
Home Counties +6 6 £475 +1.60%
M4 Corridor +1 1 £550 -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 566 (18.96%) Project Management
2 442 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
3 387 (12.96%) Microsoft
4 366 (12.26%) SQL
5 357 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 354 (11.86%) Banking
7 331 (11.09%) Windows
8 314 (10.52%) PRINCE2
9 311 (10.42%) Oracle
10 299 (10.02%) MS Excel
11 295 (9.88%) Telecoms
12 263 (8.81%) ITIL
13 248 (8.31%) SAP
14 235 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
15 225 (7.54%) Migration
16 212 (7.10%) SQL Server
17 211 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
18 209 (7.00%) .NET
19 194 (6.50%) MS Office
20 193 (6.47%) UNIX
21 188 (6.30%) Data Centre
22 185 (6.20%) Change Management
23 174 (5.83%) MS Project
24 173 (5.80%) Security Cleared
25 166 (5.56%) C#
26 159 (5.33%) Java
27 158 (5.29%) Marketing
28 155 (5.19%) Programme Management
29 152 (5.09%) HTML
30 149 (4.99%) Degree

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 134 (4.49%) SharePoint
2 55 (1.84%) SAS
3 51 (1.71%) WebSphere
4 29 (0.97%) IIS
5 27 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
6 24 (0.80%) WebLogic
7 23 (0.77%) MS Exchange
8 16 (0.54%) CMS
9 15 (0.50%) Lync
10 14 (0.47%) Apache
10 14 (0.47%) Node.js
11 13 (0.44%) JBoss
12 12 (0.40%) Tomcat
12 12 (0.40%) Confluence
13 9 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
14 8 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
15 7 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
16 4 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
16 4 (0.13%) CICS
Applications
1 299 (10.02%) MS Excel
2 194 (6.50%) MS Office
3 174 (5.83%) MS Project
4 128 (4.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 89 (2.98%) MS Visio
6 32 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.37%) RoboHelp
7 11 (0.37%) FrameMaker
8 8 (0.27%) SPSS
9 6 (0.20%) Open Workbench
10 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.10%) InDesign
11 3 (0.10%) DOC1
11 3 (0.10%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.067%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.067%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.034%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.034%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.034%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 67 (2.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 39 (1.31%) SAP FI
3 31 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
4 30 (1.01%) SAP ERP
5 28 (0.94%) Oracle General Ledger
6 27 (0.90%) Oracle Financials
7 25 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
8 24 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
9 19 (0.64%) SAP FI/CO
9 19 (0.64%) SAP CO
9 19 (0.64%) HFM
10 18 (0.60%) Oracle Cash Management
10 18 (0.60%) SAP PSCD
11 17 (0.57%) Hyperion Planning
12 16 (0.54%) SAP FI-CA
12 16 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
12 16 (0.54%) PeopleSoft Financials
12 16 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
13 14 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
14 13 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (0.77%) SaaS
2 16 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (0.44%) Office 365
4 11 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.13%) PaaS
5 4 (0.13%) Taleo
5 4 (0.13%) Boomi
6 2 (0.067%) Veeva
6 2 (0.067%) Google Checkout
6 2 (0.067%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.067%) Force.com
7 1 (0.034%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.034%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.034%) Silverpop
7 1 (0.034%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (2.68%) Firewall
2 70 (2.35%) SAN
3 69 (2.31%) WAN
4 67 (2.24%) LAN
5 62 (2.08%) DNS
6 53 (1.78%) Internet
7 52 (1.74%) TCP/IP
8 47 (1.57%) DHCP
9 45 (1.51%) ATM
10 37 (1.24%) VPN
11 32 (1.07%) Wireless
12 28 (0.94%) SSL
13 27 (0.90%) LDAP
14 26 (0.87%) MPLS
15 22 (0.74%) HTTP
16 20 (0.67%) Network Security
16 20 (0.67%) NAS
17 19 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
17 19 (0.64%) Intranet
18 17 (0.57%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 115 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 89 (2.98%) DB2
4 65 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 63 (2.11%) Oracle Database
6 61 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 47 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
8 38 (1.27%) Big Data
9 35 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
10 32 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
11 30 (1.01%) PowerCenter
12 28 (0.94%) SAP BW
12 28 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 25 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
14 22 (0.74%) Relational Database
15 19 (0.64%) Data Mining
15 19 (0.64%) MySQL
16 18 (0.60%) Base SAS
16 18 (0.60%) QlikView
17 16 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 55 (1.84%) Selenium
2 42 (1.41%) Visual Studio
3 38 (1.27%) JIRA
4 32 (1.07%) HP UFT
5 31 (1.04%) WebDriver
6 28 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (0.60%) Jenkins
8 17 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
9 15 (0.50%) Cucumber
9 15 (0.50%) Git (software)
10 14 (0.47%) Subversion
11 13 (0.44%) Eclipse
11 13 (0.44%) Toad
12 12 (0.40%) LoadRunner
13 10 (0.34%) JUnit
14 9 (0.30%) ERwin
15 8 (0.27%) SpecFlow
16 7 (0.23%) Axure RP
16 7 (0.23%) Maven
16 7 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
General
1 354 (11.86%) Banking
2 295 (9.88%) Telecoms
3 158 (5.29%) Marketing
4 120 (4.02%) Retail
5 92 (3.08%) Manufacturing
6 71 (2.38%) Legal
7 69 (2.31%) Electronics
8 65 (2.18%) Financial Institution
9 44 (1.47%) Automotive
10 40 (1.34%) Billing
11 34 (1.14%) Investment Banking
11 34 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
11 34 (1.14%) Back Office
12 30 (1.01%) General Ledger
13 29 (0.97%) Spanish Language
14 22 (0.74%) Publishing
14 22 (0.74%) Retail Banking
15 21 (0.70%) Law
16 17 (0.57%) Advertising
17 14 (0.47%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 771 (25.83%) Analyst
2 519 (17.39%) Project Manager
3 363 (12.16%) Developer
4 294 (9.85%) Business Analyst
5 200 (6.70%) Architect
6 195 (6.53%) Consultant
7 88 (2.95%) Administrator
8 76 (2.55%) Systems Analyst
9 71 (2.38%) Infrastructure Manager
10 70 (2.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 68 (2.28%) Support Analyst
11 68 (2.28%) Financial Analyst
12 66 (2.21%) .NET Developer
13 64 (2.14%) Solutions Architect
13 64 (2.14%) Test Analyst
14 62 (2.08%) C# Developer
15 61 (2.04%) Data Analyst
16 53 (1.78%) Designer
17 52 (1.74%) C# .NET Developer
17 52 (1.74%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (7.00%) .NET
2 152 (5.09%) HTML
3 111 (3.72%) CSS
4 89 (2.98%) XML
5 83 (2.78%) Web Services
6 81 (2.71%) ASP.NET
7 72 (2.41%) AngularJS
8 58 (1.94%) jQuery
9 48 (1.61%) Middleware
10 43 (1.44%) ASP.NET MVC
11 37 (1.24%) HTML5
12 36 (1.21%) SOAP
13 34 (1.14%) .NET Framework
14 33 (1.11%) Spring
15 32 (1.07%) ASP.NET Web API
16 24 (0.80%) J2EE
16 24 (0.80%) JMS
16 24 (0.80%) WebSphere MQ
17 23 (0.77%) Ajax
18 22 (0.74%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 235 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 188 (6.30%) Data Centre
3 118 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 66 (2.21%) DTV
5 50 (1.68%) Clustering
6 46 (1.54%) PMI
7 33 (1.11%) Mobile App
8 32 (1.07%) User Experience
8 32 (1.07%) Computer Science
9 28 (0.94%) CMDB
10 27 (0.90%) Mainframe
11 21 (0.70%) DataPower
12 20 (0.67%) Statistics
12 20 (0.67%) Client/Server
13 19 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
14 18 (0.60%) NHS
14 18 (0.60%) Data Extraction
14 18 (0.60%) Data Integration
15 17 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
16 16 (0.54%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 331 (11.09%) Windows
2 193 (6.47%) UNIX
3 143 (4.79%) Linux
4 77 (2.58%) Windows 7
5 71 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 60 (2.01%) Solaris
7 53 (1.78%) AIX
8 45 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 39 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (0.70%) Apple iOS
12 12 (0.40%) Windows XP
13 11 (0.37%) MVS
14 9 (0.30%) Windows 8
15 8 (0.27%) Android
16 7 (0.23%) Windows NT
17 6 (0.20%) zOS
18 5 (0.17%) Windows Vista
18 5 (0.17%) SUSE
18 5 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 566 (18.96%) Project Management
2 442 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
3 357 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 314 (10.52%) PRINCE2
5 263 (8.81%) ITIL
6 225 (7.54%) Migration
7 211 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
8 185 (6.20%) Change Management
9 155 (5.19%) Programme Management
10 142 (4.76%) Business Analysis
11 133 (4.46%) Scrum
12 123 (4.12%) User Acceptance Testing
13 121 (4.05%) Risk Management
14 120 (4.02%) SDLC
15 115 (3.85%) Project Planning
16 112 (3.75%) Waterfall
17 110 (3.69%) MVC
18 108 (3.62%) Service Management
19 97 (3.25%) ERP
20 92 (3.08%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 366 (12.26%) SQL
2 166 (5.56%) C#
3 159 (5.33%) Java
4 108 (3.62%) JavaScript
5 59 (1.98%) VB
6 58 (1.94%) Shell Script
7 50 (1.68%) PowerShell
8 48 (1.61%) T-SQL
9 42 (1.41%) C
10 37 (1.24%) PL/SQL
11 31 (1.04%) VBScript
12 27 (0.90%) VBA
13 24 (0.80%) Python
14 23 (0.77%) Perl
15 20 (0.67%) C++
16 18 (0.60%) VB.NET
17 17 (0.57%) Ruby
18 14 (0.47%) COBOL
19 13 (0.44%) TypeScript
20 11 (0.37%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 173 (5.80%) Security Cleared
2 149 (4.99%) Degree
3 126 (4.22%) SC Cleared
4 83 (2.78%) PMI Certification
5 66 (2.21%) PMP
6 63 (2.11%) ISEB
7 52 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
8 49 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 48 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
9 48 (1.61%) CIMA
10 45 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 43 (1.44%) CISSP
12 33 (1.11%) ACCA
12 33 (1.11%) DV Cleared
13 31 (1.04%) CCNA
14 23 (0.77%) CCNP
14 23 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
15 17 (0.57%) CISM
16 15 (0.50%) CCAB
16 15 (0.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (2.85%) QA
2 82 (2.75%) SLA
3 42 (1.41%) Data Quality
4 36 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 36 (1.21%) PCI DSS
5 23 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (0.54%) COBIT
6 16 (0.54%) Solvency II
7 10 (0.34%) PMBOK
8 7 (0.23%) COSO
9 5 (0.17%) GAAP
9 5 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.13%) GAMP
10 4 (0.13%) P3O
11 2 (0.067%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.067%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 1 (0.034%) DO-178B
12 1 (0.034%) Basel III
12 1 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 134 (4.49%) Active Directory
2 74 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.64%) vSphere
4 17 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 15 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (0.47%) NFS
7 11 (0.37%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.37%) XenApp
7 11 (0.37%) VMware ESX
8 10 (0.34%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.27%) Veritas File System
9 8 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 7 (0.23%) Docker
11 6 (0.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 4 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.10%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.10%) RHEV
13 3 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.067%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 50 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
2 35 (1.17%) SCCM
3 22 (0.74%) Puppet
4 18 (0.60%) Control-M
5 13 (0.44%) NetBackup
5 13 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (0.37%) Tivoli
7 8 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (0.27%) SCOM
7 8 (0.27%) AirWatch
8 7 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (0.20%) EMC VPLEX
10 5 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (0.17%) SCVMM
10 5 (0.17%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.13%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 4 (0.13%) WSUS
11 4 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 387 (12.96%) Microsoft
2 311 (10.42%) Oracle
3 248 (8.31%) SAP
4 120 (4.02%) VMware
5 116 (3.89%) Cisco
6 89 (2.98%) HP
7 72 (2.41%) IBM
8 56 (1.88%) Informatica
9 50 (1.68%) Remedy
10 48 (1.61%) Citrix
11 45 (1.51%) PeopleSoft
12 42 (1.41%) Red Hat
13 41 (1.37%) CheckPoint
14 36 (1.21%) Ab Initio
14 36 (1.21%) Hyperion
15 35 (1.17%) Cognos
16 31 (1.04%) EMC
17 29 (0.97%) Sun
17 29 (0.97%) F5
18 25 (0.84%) NetApp
Slough, Berkshire
Infoplus Technologies UK Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 hours ago
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Jonathan Garth
Rate: Good Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - 600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Jonathan Garth
Rate: From £400 to £445 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £230 - 280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £380 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £470 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £380.00 - £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £38000.00 - £42000.00 per day + Depending on Experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago