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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 1507 1458 1403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.81% 15.85% 16.56%
As % of the General category 44.61% 44.60% 44.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 966 869 805
Average daily rate
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£400 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 23 34
Average hourly rate £22.83 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.20% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.30 £46.00 £37.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -
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
3378 3269 3133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.43% 35.54% 36.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1922 1741 1552
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 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 106 133
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £42.25 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Berkshire -1 346 £413 +4.76% 93
Buckinghamshire 0 320 £390 +7.58% 51
Hampshire 0 250 £400 +3.22% 75
Surrey 0 224 £413 +3.12% 84
West Sussex +5 92 £400 +8.84% 21
East Sussex +12 88 £413 -0.60% 13
Kent -3 67 £350 -6.66% 28
Oxfordshire -3 58 £435 +8.75% 28
Middlesex +6 27 £400 +6.66% 1
Sussex +2 5 £400 -26.94%
Home Counties +6 3 £700 +47.75%
M4 Corridor +4 1 £550 -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 551 (18.20%) Project Management
2 457 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
3 394 (13.01%) Microsoft
4 378 (12.48%) SQL
5 368 (12.15%) Banking
6 364 (12.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 323 (10.67%) Telecoms
8 322 (10.63%) MS Excel
9 313 (10.34%) Windows
10 310 (10.24%) PRINCE2
11 288 (9.51%) Oracle
12 260 (8.59%) ITIL
13 247 (8.16%) SAP
14 243 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
15 230 (7.60%) Migration
16 229 (7.56%) .NET
17 219 (7.23%) SQL Server
18 216 (7.13%) MS Office
19 204 (6.74%) MS Project
20 199 (6.57%) Change Management
21 187 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
22 174 (5.75%) C#
23 173 (5.71%) Java
24 171 (5.65%) Data Centre
25 170 (5.61%) UNIX
26 165 (5.45%) Security Cleared
27 161 (5.32%) Degree
28 156 (5.15%) HTML
29 152 (5.02%) Marketing
30 145 (4.79%) Business Analysis

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 125 (4.13%) SharePoint
2 44 (1.45%) WebSphere
3 39 (1.29%) SAS
4 26 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
5 24 (0.79%) MS Exchange
6 22 (0.73%) WebLogic
7 21 (0.69%) IIS
8 17 (0.56%) CMS
9 14 (0.46%) Lync
10 13 (0.43%) Node.js
11 11 (0.36%) JBoss
11 11 (0.36%) Apache
11 11 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.26%) Confluence
12 8 (0.26%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
13 7 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (0.20%) MS Project Server
15 4 (0.13%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 322 (10.63%) MS Excel
2 216 (7.13%) MS Office
3 204 (6.74%) MS Project
4 122 (4.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 93 (3.07%) MS Visio
6 32 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.50%) RoboHelp
7 15 (0.50%) FrameMaker
8 8 (0.26%) SPSS
9 6 (0.20%) Open Workbench
10 5 (0.17%) PowerPivot
11 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
12 3 (0.099%) DOC1
12 3 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.099%) InDesign
13 1 (0.033%) Pro/ENGINEER
13 1 (0.033%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.033%) GIMP
13 1 (0.033%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.033%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 56 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 39 (1.29%) SAP FI
3 32 (1.06%) SAP ERP
4 31 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
5 28 (0.92%) Oracle Financials
6 27 (0.89%) Oracle General Ledger
7 24 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
7 24 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
8 22 (0.73%) SAP PSCD
9 20 (0.66%) SAP FI-CA
10 18 (0.59%) SAP CO
10 18 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
10 18 (0.59%) HFM
10 18 (0.59%) Oracle Cash Management
11 17 (0.56%) PeopleSoft Financials
11 17 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
12 16 (0.53%) Hyperion Planning
13 15 (0.50%) Agresso
14 14 (0.46%) RMDS
14 14 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 25 (0.83%) SaaS
2 11 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.26%) Office 365
4 7 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.17%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.13%) Taleo
6 4 (0.13%) PaaS
6 4 (0.13%) Boomi
7 2 (0.066%) Google Checkout
8 1 (0.033%) Silverpop
8 1 (0.033%) Veeva
8 1 (0.033%) IaaS
8 1 (0.033%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.033%) Force.com
8 1 (0.033%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 88 (2.91%) Firewall
2 74 (2.44%) DNS
3 69 (2.28%) SAN
3 69 (2.28%) TCP/IP
4 68 (2.25%) WAN
5 66 (2.18%) LAN
6 57 (1.88%) Internet
7 56 (1.85%) ATM
8 55 (1.82%) DHCP
9 35 (1.16%) Wireless
10 33 (1.09%) Network Security
10 33 (1.09%) VPN
11 28 (0.92%) SSL
12 27 (0.89%) LDAP
13 25 (0.83%) MPLS
14 19 (0.63%) HTTP
15 18 (0.59%) Wireshark
15 18 (0.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 18 (0.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 17 (0.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 117 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
3 68 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 67 (2.21%) DB2
5 66 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 59 (1.95%) Oracle Database
7 41 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
8 36 (1.19%) Big Data
9 35 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
10 34 (1.12%) PowerCenter
11 33 (1.09%) Relational Database
11 33 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 33 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
12 27 (0.89%) SAP BW
13 24 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
14 20 (0.66%) MySQL
14 20 (0.66%) QlikView
15 19 (0.63%) Data Mining
16 18 (0.59%) Data Mart
16 18 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 45 (1.49%) Selenium
2 37 (1.22%) JIRA
3 36 (1.19%) Visual Studio
4 34 (1.12%) HP UFT
5 29 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 26 (0.86%) WebDriver
7 22 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
8 17 (0.56%) Jenkins
9 13 (0.43%) Subversion
10 12 (0.40%) Xcode
10 12 (0.40%) LoadRunner
10 12 (0.40%) Toad
10 12 (0.40%) Cucumber
11 11 (0.36%) Git (software)
12 10 (0.33%) ERwin
13 9 (0.30%) JUnit
14 8 (0.26%) Eclipse
15 6 (0.20%) Maven
16 5 (0.17%) TestNG
16 5 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
General
1 368 (12.15%) Banking
2 323 (10.67%) Telecoms
3 152 (5.02%) Marketing
4 124 (4.10%) Retail
5 92 (3.04%) Legal
6 83 (2.74%) Manufacturing
7 72 (2.38%) Financial Institution
8 60 (1.98%) Electronics
9 51 (1.68%) Automotive
10 42 (1.39%) Billing
11 40 (1.32%) Back Office
12 37 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 30 (0.99%) General Ledger
14 29 (0.96%) Investment Banking
15 26 (0.86%) Publishing
16 24 (0.79%) Spanish Language
17 19 (0.63%) Retail Banking
17 19 (0.63%) Law
18 14 (0.46%) Advertising
19 13 (0.43%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 769 (25.40%) Analyst
2 520 (17.17%) Project Manager
3 368 (12.15%) Developer
4 295 (9.74%) Business Analyst
5 204 (6.74%) Consultant
6 203 (6.70%) Architect
7 84 (2.77%) Systems Analyst
8 81 (2.68%) Administrator
9 77 (2.54%) Support Analyst
10 67 (2.21%) .NET Developer
11 66 (2.18%) Solutions Architect
11 66 (2.18%) Infrastructure Manager
12 65 (2.15%) Data Analyst
13 64 (2.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 62 (2.05%) C# Developer
15 58 (1.92%) Test Analyst
16 56 (1.85%) Financial Analyst
17 52 (1.72%) Senior Manager
17 52 (1.72%) C# .NET Developer
18 45 (1.49%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (7.56%) .NET
2 156 (5.15%) HTML
3 104 (3.43%) CSS
4 96 (3.17%) XML
5 89 (2.94%) ASP.NET
6 83 (2.74%) Web Services
7 79 (2.61%) AngularJS
8 55 (1.82%) jQuery
9 49 (1.62%) HTML5
10 48 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
10 48 (1.59%) Middleware
11 36 (1.19%) .NET Framework
11 36 (1.19%) SOAP
12 35 (1.16%) ASP.NET Web API
13 34 (1.12%) Spring
14 26 (0.86%) WCF
15 24 (0.79%) J2EE
16 23 (0.76%) CSS3
17 22 (0.73%) JMS
18 21 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 243 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
2 171 (5.65%) Data Centre
3 123 (4.06%) Management Information System
4 56 (1.85%) DTV
5 54 (1.78%) PMI
6 51 (1.68%) Clustering
7 33 (1.09%) User Experience
8 30 (0.99%) Mobile App
9 28 (0.92%) Computer Science
10 25 (0.83%) CMDB
11 24 (0.79%) NHS
12 19 (0.63%) Mainframe
13 18 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (0.59%) Mobile Banking
14 15 (0.50%) Economics
14 15 (0.50%) DataPower
15 14 (0.46%) Reference Data
15 14 (0.46%) Data Integration
15 14 (0.46%) Blackberry
15 14 (0.46%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 313 (10.34%) Windows
2 170 (5.61%) UNIX
3 126 (4.16%) Linux
4 79 (2.61%) Windows 7
5 64 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 54 (1.78%) Solaris
7 47 (1.55%) AIX
8 45 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 39 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (0.96%) Apple iOS
11 27 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (0.36%) Android
13 9 (0.30%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.26%) Windows NT
14 8 (0.26%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.20%) MVS
15 6 (0.20%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.20%) zOS
16 5 (0.17%) SUSE
16 5 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 551 (18.20%) Project Management
2 457 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
3 364 (12.02%) Stakeholder Management
4 310 (10.24%) PRINCE2
5 260 (8.59%) ITIL
6 230 (7.60%) Migration
7 199 (6.57%) Change Management
8 187 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
9 145 (4.79%) Business Analysis
10 141 (4.66%) Scrum
11 135 (4.46%) Programme Management
12 124 (4.10%) Waterfall
13 121 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
14 118 (3.90%) Project Planning
15 115 (3.80%) Risk Management
16 111 (3.67%) ERP
16 111 (3.67%) SDLC
17 107 (3.53%) Service Management
18 106 (3.50%) MVC
19 92 (3.04%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 378 (12.48%) SQL
2 174 (5.75%) C#
3 173 (5.71%) Java
4 111 (3.67%) JavaScript
5 55 (1.82%) VB
6 47 (1.55%) T-SQL
6 47 (1.55%) Shell Script
7 45 (1.49%) C
8 44 (1.45%) PowerShell
9 39 (1.29%) PL/SQL
10 34 (1.12%) VBA
11 33 (1.09%) VBScript
12 24 (0.79%) Perl
13 23 (0.76%) Python
14 22 (0.73%) C++
15 18 (0.59%) VB.NET
16 17 (0.56%) Objective-C
17 14 (0.46%) Ruby
18 11 (0.36%) COBOL
18 11 (0.36%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 165 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 161 (5.32%) Degree
3 120 (3.96%) SC Cleared
4 84 (2.77%) PMI Certification
5 77 (2.54%) ISEB
6 63 (2.08%) PMP
7 52 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
8 50 (1.65%) CISSP
9 48 (1.59%) CIMA
9 48 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 42 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
11 36 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 33 (1.09%) ACCA
13 31 (1.02%) DV Cleared
14 27 (0.89%) CCNA
15 25 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
16 18 (0.59%) CCNP
16 18 (0.59%) CISM
16 18 (0.59%) ISTQB
17 16 (0.53%) CCAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (3.10%) QA
2 79 (2.61%) SLA
3 45 (1.49%) Data Quality
4 36 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 33 (1.09%) PCI DSS
6 24 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 20 (0.66%) Solvency II
8 15 (0.50%) COBIT
9 8 (0.26%) PMBOK
10 7 (0.23%) COSO
10 7 (0.23%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.17%) GAMP
11 5 (0.17%) GAAP
12 4 (0.13%) P3O
13 2 (0.066%) Basel II
13 2 (0.066%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.066%) ISO 8583
14 1 (0.033%) DO-178B
14 1 (0.033%) Basel III
14 1 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 135 (4.46%) Active Directory
2 72 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (0.66%) vSphere
4 17 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 16 (0.53%) NFS
6 15 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (0.43%) Hyper-V
7 13 (0.43%) VMware ESX
8 11 (0.36%) XenApp
9 10 (0.33%) XenDesktop
10 8 (0.26%) Veritas File System
10 8 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (0.23%) Docker
12 6 (0.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 4 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.099%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.099%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.099%) Firmware
15 2 (0.066%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 58 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
2 43 (1.42%) SCCM
3 27 (0.89%) Control-M
4 19 (0.63%) Puppet
5 13 (0.43%) NetBackup
5 13 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.30%) AirWatch
6 9 (0.30%) EMC VPLEX
6 9 (0.30%) Tivoli
7 8 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (0.20%) SCOM
9 5 (0.17%) SCVMM
9 5 (0.17%) Data Guard
9 5 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (0.17%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 5 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (0.13%) OpenView
10 4 (0.13%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 394 (13.01%) Microsoft
2 288 (9.51%) Oracle
3 247 (8.16%) SAP
4 115 (3.80%) VMware
5 113 (3.73%) Cisco
6 97 (3.20%) HP
7 66 (2.18%) IBM
8 57 (1.88%) Informatica
9 50 (1.65%) CheckPoint
10 47 (1.55%) Remedy
11 40 (1.32%) PeopleSoft
11 40 (1.32%) Citrix
12 34 (1.12%) Cognos
13 33 (1.09%) Red Hat
14 32 (1.06%) Hyperion
15 30 (0.99%) Juniper
15 30 (0.99%) TIBCO
15 30 (0.99%) Blue Coat
15 30 (0.99%) F5
16 28 (0.92%) Ab Initio
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