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 6 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 1452 1339 1081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.34% 15.38% 14.20%
As % of the General category 43.93% 42.72% 36.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 851 771 650
Average daily rate
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£410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
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 26 30 25
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.99 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £95.75 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+4.93% -20.00%
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
3305 3134 2928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.93% 35.99% 38.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1708 1594 1352
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 133 159
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.76 £13.50 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -9.00%

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 6 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 6 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 6 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 0 372 £375 +0.67% 79
Berkshire -4 266 £406 -4.41% 91
Surrey 0 253 £413 +8.19% 122
Hampshire -2 236 £425 +6.25% 76
West Sussex +5 86 £425 +10.03% 29
Oxfordshire +12 79 £450 +2.27% 39
Kent +4 51 £340 -9.33% 44
East Sussex +8 49 £450 +9.09% 17
Middlesex +3 16 £425 +3.65% 7
Sussex +4 7 £475 +18.75%
M4 Corridor +2 5 - -
Home Counties - - - -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 524 (18.37%) Project Management
2 413 (14.48%) Agile Software Development
3 356 (12.48%) Telecoms
4 350 (12.27%) SQL
5 349 (12.24%) Microsoft
6 336 (11.78%) Banking
7 330 (11.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 313 (10.97%) PRINCE2
9 309 (10.83%) SAP
10 286 (10.03%) MS Excel
11 263 (9.22%) Windows
12 261 (9.15%) Oracle
13 244 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
14 211 (7.40%) ITIL
15 209 (7.33%) .NET
16 204 (7.15%) Business Intelligence
17 203 (7.12%) Business Analysis
18 200 (7.01%) Migration
19 180 (6.31%) Degree
20 179 (6.28%) Security Cleared
21 174 (6.10%) MS Office
22 173 (6.07%) Marketing
23 172 (6.03%) Change Management
24 157 (5.50%) SQL Server
25 156 (5.47%) Java
26 149 (5.22%) Scrum
27 147 (5.15%) Programme Management
28 143 (5.01%) SC Cleared
29 142 (4.98%) Retail
30 139 (4.87%) MS Project

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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
1 103 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 38 (1.33%) IIS
3 34 (1.19%) WebSphere
4 32 (1.12%) CMS
5 21 (0.74%) MS Exchange
5 21 (0.74%) Apache
6 20 (0.70%) WebLogic
6 20 (0.70%) SAS
6 20 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
7 19 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
7 19 (0.67%) Tomcat
8 15 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 14 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
10 13 (0.46%) JBoss
11 11 (0.39%) Lync
12 10 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (0.28%) MQSeries
13 8 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
13 8 (0.28%) MS Project Server
13 8 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 286 (10.03%) MS Excel
2 174 (6.10%) MS Office
3 139 (4.87%) MS Project
4 118 (4.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 78 (2.73%) MS Visio
6 34 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.35%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.18%) FrameMaker
10 5 (0.18%) RoboHelp
11 4 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.070%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.070%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.070%) SPSS
13 1 (0.035%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.035%) Maya
13 1 (0.035%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 65 (2.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 56 (1.96%) SAP FI
3 44 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
4 33 (1.16%) SAP ERP
5 31 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
6 29 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
7 28 (0.98%) Oracle Financials
8 27 (0.95%) SAP CO
8 27 (0.95%) SAP FI/CO
8 27 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
9 24 (0.84%) Oracle General Ledger
10 23 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
10 23 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
11 21 (0.74%) Agresso
12 20 (0.70%) SAP PSCD
13 17 (0.60%) SAP FI-CA
13 17 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
14 15 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
15 13 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
16 11 (0.39%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 24 (0.84%) SaaS
2 9 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.21%) PaaS
4 4 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.14%) Office 365
4 4 (0.14%) IaaS
5 3 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.070%) IBM Blueworks
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
Communications & Networking
1 69 (2.42%) Firewall
2 55 (1.93%) Internet
3 48 (1.68%) SAN
4 45 (1.58%) WAN
5 42 (1.47%) LAN
5 42 (1.47%) TCP/IP
6 41 (1.44%) DNS
7 38 (1.33%) ATM
8 29 (1.02%) Radio Access Network
9 27 (0.95%) 3G
9 27 (0.95%) Intranet
10 26 (0.91%) Network Security
11 22 (0.77%) 4G
12 20 (0.70%) LTE
12 20 (0.70%) DHCP
13 19 (0.67%) VPN
14 18 (0.63%) Broadband
14 18 (0.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 17 (0.60%) VoIP
16 16 (0.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (5.50%) SQL Server
2 88 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
3 56 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 51 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 50 (1.75%) Relational Database
6 45 (1.58%) Oracle Database
7 41 (1.44%) SAP BW
8 35 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
9 29 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
9 29 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
9 29 (1.02%) MySQL
10 28 (0.98%) DB2
11 26 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
11 26 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 24 (0.84%) PowerCenter
13 20 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
14 19 (0.67%) Data Mining
14 19 (0.67%) QlikView
15 15 (0.53%) MS Access
15 15 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 32 (1.12%) JIRA
2 22 (0.77%) QuickTest Pro
3 21 (0.74%) Subversion
3 21 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (0.63%) Visual Studio
5 17 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
6 16 (0.56%) Selenium
7 14 (0.49%) Xcode
7 14 (0.49%) JUnit
8 12 (0.42%) Jenkins
9 11 (0.39%) Eclipse
10 10 (0.35%) Maven
10 10 (0.35%) Git (software)
11 9 (0.32%) Toad
12 6 (0.21%) ERwin
12 6 (0.21%) ProC
12 6 (0.21%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.21%) WebDriver
12 6 (0.21%) Axure RP
12 6 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 356 (12.48%) Telecoms
2 336 (11.78%) Banking
3 173 (6.07%) Marketing
4 142 (4.98%) Retail
5 110 (3.86%) Legal
6 100 (3.51%) Manufacturing
7 68 (2.38%) Electronics
8 60 (2.10%) Automotive
9 53 (1.86%) Financial Institution
10 43 (1.51%) Billing
11 37 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
12 33 (1.16%) General Ledger
13 32 (1.12%) Spanish Language
14 24 (0.84%) Back Office
14 24 (0.84%) Publishing
15 20 (0.70%) Advertising
16 19 (0.67%) Retail Banking
17 17 (0.60%) Law
18 11 (0.39%) Games
19 8 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 837 (29.35%) Analyst
2 433 (15.18%) Project Manager
3 421 (14.76%) Business Analyst
4 327 (11.47%) Developer
5 174 (6.10%) Consultant
6 170 (5.96%) Architect
7 74 (2.59%) Solutions Architect
7 74 (2.59%) Data Analyst
8 68 (2.38%) Systems Analyst
9 65 (2.28%) Financial Business Analyst
10 64 (2.24%) .NET Developer
10 64 (2.24%) Administrator
11 59 (2.07%) Test Analyst
12 57 (2.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
13 56 (1.96%) Support Analyst
14 53 (1.86%) Test Manager
15 51 (1.79%) Delivery Manager
16 50 (1.75%) SAP Consultant
16 50 (1.75%) Coordinator
17 45 (1.58%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (7.33%) .NET
2 132 (4.63%) HTML
3 98 (3.44%) CSS
4 87 (3.05%) Web Services
5 83 (2.91%) ASP.NET
6 79 (2.77%) XML
7 74 (2.59%) jQuery
8 66 (2.31%) AngularJS
9 64 (2.24%) HTML5
10 49 (1.72%) Middleware
11 46 (1.61%) WCF
11 46 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
12 39 (1.37%) .NET Framework
13 37 (1.30%) KnockoutJS
14 31 (1.09%) CSS3
15 29 (1.02%) SOAP
16 27 (0.95%) Spring
17 23 (0.81%) J2EE
18 21 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web API
19 19 (0.67%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 244 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (2.81%) Management Information System
3 65 (2.28%) DTV
4 44 (1.54%) Mobile App
5 39 (1.37%) Clustering
6 35 (1.23%) PMI
7 27 (0.95%) Mainframe
7 27 (0.95%) Computer Science
8 24 (0.84%) NHS
9 23 (0.81%) User Experience
10 21 (0.74%) Credit Risk
10 21 (0.74%) iPhone
11 19 (0.67%) iPad
12 17 (0.60%) Data Integration
13 16 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
14 15 (0.53%) Open Source
15 14 (0.49%) AS400
15 14 (0.49%) Economics
16 12 (0.42%) Client/Server
16 12 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 263 (9.22%) Windows
2 133 (4.66%) UNIX
3 98 (3.44%) Linux
4 72 (2.52%) Windows 7
5 55 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 50 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (1.05%) Apple iOS
9 29 (1.02%) Solaris
10 20 (0.70%) Windows XP
11 19 (0.67%) AIX
12 17 (0.60%) Android
13 15 (0.53%) Windows NT
14 12 (0.42%) Windows 2000
15 11 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
16 9 (0.32%) VMS
17 5 (0.18%) zOS
17 5 (0.18%) Windows 8
18 4 (0.14%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 524 (18.37%) Project Management
2 413 (14.48%) Agile Software Development
3 330 (11.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 313 (10.97%) PRINCE2
5 211 (7.40%) ITIL
6 204 (7.15%) Business Intelligence
7 203 (7.12%) Business Analysis
8 200 (7.01%) Migration
9 172 (6.03%) Change Management
10 149 (5.22%) Scrum
11 147 (5.15%) Programme Management
12 137 (4.80%) ERP
13 135 (4.73%) Waterfall
14 127 (4.45%) CRM
15 121 (4.24%) User Acceptance Testing
16 100 (3.51%) Risk Management
17 97 (3.40%) Service Management
18 94 (3.30%) MVC
19 86 (3.02%) Service Delivery
20 84 (2.95%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 350 (12.27%) SQL
2 156 (5.47%) Java
3 134 (4.70%) C#
4 118 (4.14%) JavaScript
5 56 (1.96%) PL/SQL
6 49 (1.72%) C
7 42 (1.47%) VBA
8 41 (1.44%) T-SQL
9 28 (0.98%) C++
10 27 (0.95%) VB
11 22 (0.77%) VBScript
12 21 (0.74%) PHP
13 20 (0.70%) Perl
14 19 (0.67%) PowerShell
15 17 (0.60%) Objective-C
16 15 (0.53%) Shell Script
17 14 (0.49%) VB.NET
18 12 (0.42%) Python
19 10 (0.35%) RPG
20 9 (0.32%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 180 (6.31%) Degree
2 179 (6.28%) Security Cleared
3 143 (5.01%) SC Cleared
4 115 (4.03%) ISEB
5 61 (2.14%) PMI Certification
6 60 (2.10%) VCP4
7 52 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 33 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 32 (1.12%) PMP
10 30 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
11 29 (1.02%) ACCA
12 27 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
13 26 (0.91%) CIMA
13 26 (0.91%) CISSP
14 25 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
15 23 (0.81%) ISTQB
16 21 (0.74%) MCSE
17 19 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 18 (0.63%) DV Cleared
19 15 (0.53%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (3.47%) QA
2 78 (2.73%) SLA
3 31 (1.09%) Solvency II
4 26 (0.91%) Data Quality
5 21 (0.74%) PCI DSS
6 20 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (0.42%) ISO 9001
7 12 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.25%) COBIT
8 7 (0.25%) GAMP
9 4 (0.14%) COREP
9 4 (0.14%) FINREP
10 3 (0.11%) P3O
11 2 (0.070%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.070%) Basel II
11 2 (0.070%) COSO
11 2 (0.070%) ISO 8583
11 2 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.035%) Basel III
12 1 (0.035%) HL7
System Software
1 103 (3.61%) Active Directory
2 48 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.81%) VMware ESX
4 16 (0.56%) vSphere
5 14 (0.49%) NFS
5 14 (0.49%) XenApp
6 13 (0.46%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 9 (0.32%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.25%) ISA Server
9 6 (0.21%) Firmware
9 6 (0.21%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.070%) PowerHA
12 2 (0.070%) GPFS
13 1 (0.035%) Docker
13 1 (0.035%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 69 (2.42%) HP Quality Center
2 34 (1.19%) SCCM
3 28 (0.98%) Control-M
4 14 (0.49%) Tivoli
5 13 (0.46%) SCOM
6 8 (0.28%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 7 (0.25%) NetBackup
8 6 (0.21%) BladeLogic
8 6 (0.21%) CA Spectrum
8 6 (0.21%) CA Wily
9 5 (0.18%) OVSD
10 4 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.11%) OpenView
11 3 (0.11%) CA Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.11%) WSUS
12 2 (0.070%) Puppet
12 2 (0.070%) Cisco UCCE
12 2 (0.070%) Cisco CUCM
12 2 (0.070%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.070%) SELinux
Vendors
1 349 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 309 (10.83%) SAP
3 261 (9.15%) Oracle
4 92 (3.23%) VMware
5 82 (2.88%) Cisco
6 74 (2.59%) HP
7 60 (2.10%) IBM
8 50 (1.75%) Citrix
9 47 (1.65%) Remedy
10 46 (1.61%) CheckPoint
11 43 (1.51%) Business Objects
12 32 (1.12%) Informatica
13 29 (1.02%) Red Hat
14 26 (0.91%) Sun
15 25 (0.88%) F5
16 24 (0.84%) TIBCO
17 23 (0.81%) Juniper
17 23 (0.81%) Blue Coat
18 20 (0.70%) Cognos
18 20 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £425 Per Day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Kent
Sanderson
Rate: £280 - £310 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harris Global
Posted: 9 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £1 to £1 per day market rates
Posted: 10 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £1 to £1 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £225.00 - £226 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £225 - £226 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
ITF Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £400 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Networking People
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Rate: £On application
Posted: Yesterday