The first 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the South East region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 4 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 1454 1404 1390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.81% 16.51% 14.01%
As % of the General category 44.49% 44.68% 35.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 807 831
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 20
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £37.85 £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -20.00%
General Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3268 3142 3926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.53% 36.94% 39.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1734 1550 1702
Average daily rate £375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.28% +3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 138 161
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -16.66%
Finance
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Berkshire +4 376 £388 -3.12% 144
Buckinghamshire 0 375 £363 +3.57% 69
Hampshire -2 240 £388 -8.82% 41
Surrey -1 220 £400 -2.43% 116
Kent +1 60 £375 -9.09% 18
West Sussex +5 46 £368 -2.00% 19
Oxfordshire -12 42 £410 +2.50% 25
East Sussex -6 28 £431 +14.23% 21
Middlesex -8 21 £375 -13.04% 1
Sussex - 7 £548 - 2
Thames Valley +5 4 £615 +40.57%
Home Counties -7 3 £474 +18.43%
M4 Corridor -5 2 - -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 510 (17.61%) Project Management
2 407 (14.05%) Oracle
3 386 (13.33%) SQL
4 377 (13.02%) Telecoms
5 364 (12.57%) PRINCE2
6 358 (12.36%) Microsoft
7 328 (11.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 327 (11.29%) MS Excel
9 315 (10.88%) SAP
10 299 (10.32%) Banking
11 298 (10.29%) Windows
12 242 (8.36%) .NET
13 211 (7.29%) Business Intelligence
14 210 (7.25%) MS Office
15 192 (6.63%) Migration
16 191 (6.60%) Business Analysis
16 191 (6.60%) Marketing
17 185 (6.39%) ITIL
18 180 (6.22%) Java
19 178 (6.15%) MS Project
20 177 (6.11%) Degree
21 176 (6.08%) Agile Software Development
22 175 (6.04%) UNIX
23 167 (5.77%) Retail
24 164 (5.66%) SQL Server
25 163 (5.63%) C#
26 159 (5.49%) Security Cleared
27 158 (5.46%) Programme Management
28 148 (5.11%) CRM
29 142 (4.90%) Change Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 125 (4.32%) SharePoint
2 60 (2.07%) WebSphere
3 32 (1.10%) MS Exchange
4 31 (1.07%) SAS
4 31 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
5 24 (0.83%) CMS
6 20 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
7 19 (0.66%) IIS
8 17 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
9 15 (0.52%) Lync
9 15 (0.52%) Apache
10 13 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
11 12 (0.41%) IBM Notes
12 11 (0.38%) WebLogic
12 11 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (0.35%) Tomcat
14 9 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 9 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.28%) IBM HTTP Server
16 7 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 327 (11.29%) MS Excel
2 210 (7.25%) MS Office
3 178 (6.15%) MS Project
4 113 (3.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 78 (2.69%) MS Visio
6 25 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.14%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.14%) SPSS
7 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.10%) InDesign
8 3 (0.10%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.069%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.035%) Maya
10 1 (0.035%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.035%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.035%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 91 (3.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 51 (1.76%) Oracle EBS R12
3 42 (1.45%) Oracle Financials
4 38 (1.31%) SAP FI
5 33 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
6 30 (1.04%) Oracle Payables
7 29 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
7 29 (1.00%) SAP FI/CO
7 29 (1.00%) SAP CO
8 28 (0.97%) Oracle Receivables
8 28 (0.97%) Oracle General Ledger
9 24 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
10 17 (0.59%) Oracle Cash Management
11 15 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
12 13 (0.45%) HFM
13 10 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
13 10 (0.35%) Agresso
13 10 (0.35%) SAP SD
14 8 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
14 8 (0.28%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 20 (0.69%) SaaS
2 8 (0.28%) PaaS
3 7 (0.24%) IaaS
3 7 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.14%) Force.com
5 4 (0.14%) Office 365
6 3 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.035%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.035%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 57 (1.97%) Firewall
2 49 (1.69%) LAN
3 47 (1.62%) WAN
4 46 (1.59%) Internet
5 30 (1.04%) SAN
5 30 (1.04%) Intranet
6 27 (0.93%) DNS
7 21 (0.73%) TCP/IP
8 18 (0.62%) Network Security
9 17 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (0.48%) MPLS
10 14 (0.48%) FTP
10 14 (0.48%) HTTP
10 14 (0.48%) 3G
11 13 (0.45%) ATM
11 13 (0.45%) Wireless
11 13 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (0.41%) 4G
12 12 (0.41%) Radio Access Network
12 12 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 86 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
3 59 (2.04%) Relational Database
4 53 (1.83%) DB2
5 42 (1.45%) Oracle Database
6 41 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 39 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
8 34 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
9 33 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 32 (1.10%) QlikView
11 27 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
12 25 (0.86%) MS Access
13 23 (0.79%) SAP BW
14 18 (0.62%) Base SAS
15 17 (0.59%) NoSQL
15 17 (0.59%) Data Mining
16 16 (0.55%) PowerCenter
17 15 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
17 15 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
18 14 (0.48%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 65 (2.24%) Visual Studio
2 45 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (1.17%) Selenium
4 22 (0.76%) Subversion
4 22 (0.76%) QuickTest Pro
5 18 (0.62%) Eclipse
5 18 (0.62%) Git (software)
6 16 (0.55%) Maven
6 16 (0.55%) JIRA
6 16 (0.55%) WebDriver
7 15 (0.52%) LoadRunner
8 14 (0.48%) SoapUI
9 13 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 11 (0.38%) PhantomJS
10 11 (0.38%) JMeter
11 10 (0.35%) Toad
12 7 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
12 7 (0.24%) Introscope
13 6 (0.21%) TestNG
13 6 (0.21%) NUnit
General
1 377 (13.02%) Telecoms
2 299 (10.32%) Banking
3 191 (6.60%) Marketing
4 167 (5.77%) Retail
5 122 (4.21%) Manufacturing
6 94 (3.25%) Electronics
7 81 (2.80%) Legal
8 73 (2.52%) Financial Institution
9 63 (2.18%) Billing
10 50 (1.73%) Spanish Language
11 43 (1.48%) Automotive
12 29 (1.00%) Retail Banking
13 27 (0.93%) Back Office
14 26 (0.90%) Advertising
14 26 (0.90%) German Language
15 25 (0.86%) General Ledger
16 22 (0.76%) French Language
17 20 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
17 20 (0.69%) Law
18 12 (0.41%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 792 (27.35%) Analyst
2 479 (16.54%) Project Manager
3 378 (13.05%) Developer
4 348 (12.02%) Business Analyst
5 189 (6.53%) Consultant
6 137 (4.73%) Architect
7 87 (3.00%) Test Analyst
8 81 (2.80%) .NET Developer
9 72 (2.49%) Programme Manager
10 68 (2.35%) Solutions Architect
11 67 (2.31%) Administrator
12 57 (1.97%) Data Analyst
13 50 (1.73%) Coordinator
14 49 (1.69%) Support Analyst
15 46 (1.59%) Systems Analyst
16 45 (1.55%) Java Developer
17 44 (1.52%) Senior Manager
18 40 (1.38%) Technical Manager
19 39 (1.35%) PMO Analyst
20 37 (1.28%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (8.36%) .NET
2 134 (4.63%) HTML
3 110 (3.80%) ASP.NET
4 97 (3.35%) Web Services
5 93 (3.21%) CSS
6 91 (3.14%) XML
7 74 (2.56%) jQuery
8 59 (2.04%) Spring
9 56 (1.93%) WCF
10 48 (1.66%) ASP.NET MVC
10 48 (1.66%) HTML5
11 46 (1.59%) J2EE
12 40 (1.38%) Hibernate
13 36 (1.24%) SOAP
14 34 (1.17%) XSLT
15 31 (1.07%) Django
16 29 (1.00%) WF
17 26 (0.90%) Middleware
18 18 (0.62%) JSP
18 18 (0.62%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 89 (3.07%) DTV
2 50 (1.73%) Management Information System
3 47 (1.62%) Mobile App
4 42 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
5 34 (1.17%) Mainframe
6 32 (1.10%) Clustering
7 27 (0.93%) Computer Science
8 26 (0.90%) FMCG
8 26 (0.90%) PMI
8 26 (0.90%) NHS
9 22 (0.76%) Blackberry
10 19 (0.66%) AS400
11 18 (0.62%) Social Media
12 15 (0.52%) N-Tier
12 15 (0.52%) Data Integration
13 14 (0.48%) Credit Risk
13 14 (0.48%) IBM Mainframe
14 13 (0.45%) Open Source
15 12 (0.41%) iPhone
15 12 (0.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 298 (10.29%) Windows
2 175 (6.04%) UNIX
3 116 (4.01%) Linux
4 64 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 58 (2.00%) Windows 7
6 55 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 35 (1.21%) Solaris
8 31 (1.07%) AIX
9 29 (1.00%) Windows XP
10 24 (0.83%) Android
11 21 (0.73%) Apple iOS
12 18 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (0.41%) Windows NT
15 10 (0.35%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.17%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.14%) VMS
18 2 (0.069%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 510 (17.61%) Project Management
2 364 (12.57%) PRINCE2
3 328 (11.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 211 (7.29%) Business Intelligence
5 192 (6.63%) Migration
6 191 (6.60%) Business Analysis
7 185 (6.39%) ITIL
8 176 (6.08%) Agile Software Development
9 158 (5.46%) Programme Management
10 148 (5.11%) CRM
11 142 (4.90%) Change Management
12 113 (3.90%) Scrum
13 101 (3.49%) Digital Marketing
14 95 (3.28%) Workflow
14 95 (3.28%) Risk Management
15 93 (3.21%) Project Planning
16 91 (3.14%) User Acceptance Testing
16 91 (3.14%) MVC
17 89 (3.07%) E-Commerce
18 82 (2.83%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 386 (13.33%) SQL
2 180 (6.22%) Java
3 163 (5.63%) C#
4 125 (4.32%) JavaScript
5 72 (2.49%) PL/SQL
6 52 (1.80%) C
7 49 (1.69%) VB.NET
8 41 (1.42%) VB
9 39 (1.35%) Python
10 30 (1.04%) T-SQL
11 22 (0.76%) VBA
12 19 (0.66%) Shell Script
12 19 (0.66%) PowerShell
12 19 (0.66%) C++
13 16 (0.55%) Perl
14 14 (0.48%) VBScript
15 11 (0.38%) PHP
15 11 (0.38%) COBOL
16 10 (0.35%) VB6
17 9 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 177 (6.11%) Degree
2 159 (5.49%) Security Cleared
3 123 (4.25%) SC Cleared
4 113 (3.90%) ISEB
5 78 (2.69%) PMI Certification
6 70 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 57 (1.97%) PMP
8 46 (1.59%) ISTQB
9 44 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 44 (1.52%) DV Cleared
10 30 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
11 29 (1.00%) CIMA
11 29 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 27 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
13 25 (0.86%) ACCA
14 23 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
15 18 (0.62%) CCNA
16 14 (0.48%) MCSE
16 14 (0.48%) CCNP
17 13 (0.45%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (3.38%) QA
2 66 (2.28%) SLA
3 28 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 27 (0.93%) ISO 9001
5 24 (0.83%) PCI DSS
6 21 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (0.52%) Solvency II
8 11 (0.38%) COBIT
9 8 (0.28%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.14%) P3O
11 2 (0.069%) BS25999
11 2 (0.069%) BS7799
11 2 (0.069%) Basel II
12 1 (0.035%) GAAP
12 1 (0.035%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.035%) GxP
12 1 (0.035%) FATCA
12 1 (0.035%) Basel III
12 1 (0.035%) EMIR
12 1 (0.035%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 91 (3.14%) Active Directory
2 31 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.52%) Hyper-V
3 15 (0.52%) VMware ESX
4 10 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (0.28%) NFS
6 6 (0.21%) vSphere
6 6 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 6 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (0.14%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.10%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.10%) XenApp
9 3 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.069%) vCloud
10 2 (0.069%) XenServer
10 2 (0.069%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.069%) SRDF
10 2 (0.069%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.069%) Xen
Systems Management
1 61 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (0.93%) SCCM
3 15 (0.52%) SCOM
4 13 (0.45%) Tivoli
5 7 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 6 (0.21%) CA Wily
6 6 (0.21%) WSUS
7 5 (0.17%) Data Guard
7 5 (0.17%) Control-M
7 5 (0.17%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.14%) CA SiteMinder
8 4 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (0.14%) SCOrch
8 4 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.10%) nmon
9 3 (0.10%) MAINVIEW
9 3 (0.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.10%) Legato
9 3 (0.10%) Foglight
10 2 (0.069%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 407 (14.05%) Oracle
2 358 (12.36%) Microsoft
3 315 (10.88%) SAP
4 79 (2.73%) HP
5 69 (2.38%) IBM
6 57 (1.97%) Cisco
7 55 (1.90%) VMware
8 48 (1.66%) Citrix
9 42 (1.45%) Business Objects
10 40 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
11 35 (1.21%) Hyperion
12 29 (1.00%) Informatica
13 27 (0.93%) Siebel
14 26 (0.90%) CheckPoint
15 18 (0.62%) JBoss
15 18 (0.62%) Avaya
16 17 (0.59%) Remedy
17 16 (0.55%) Red Hat
18 15 (0.52%) Metastorm
19 14 (0.48%) Ericsson
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