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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 4 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 1490 1163 1470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.46% 13.65% 13.83%
As % of the General category 43.95% 36.65% 36.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 871 671 804
Average daily rate £388 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £539 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 32 35
Average hourly rate £24.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.53% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £12.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £51.30 £41.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.39 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+16.03% -22.44%
General Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3390 3173 3987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.18% 37.24% 37.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1777 1477 1752
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 184 205
Average hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +5 387 £400 +6.66% 44
Surrey -1 308 £400 -3.61% 72
Buckinghamshire +2 299 £350 +9.37% 18
Hampshire +3 221 £400 - 28
Oxfordshire -3 57 £353 -11.87% 19
West Sussex -3 50 £338 -10.00% 12
Kent 0 47 £388 +13.97% 9
Middlesex +2 27 £448 +37.84%
East Sussex -8 27 £406 +11.30% 5
Home Counties -4 4 £588 +83.59%
Thames Valley -1 2 - -
Sussex -5 2 - - 1
M4 Corridor -3 1 £300 -48.05%
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 525 (18.82%) Project Management
2 405 (14.52%) Oracle
3 386 (13.84%) SQL
4 326 (11.69%) PRINCE2
5 324 (11.62%) Telecoms
6 312 (11.19%) Microsoft
7 308 (11.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 282 (10.11%) MS Excel
9 275 (9.86%) Banking
10 266 (9.54%) Windows
11 252 (9.04%) .NET
12 246 (8.82%) SAP
13 194 (6.96%) Agile Software Development
13 194 (6.96%) Business Analysis
14 192 (6.88%) MS Office
15 191 (6.85%) Migration
16 184 (6.60%) UNIX
17 179 (6.42%) SQL Server
18 161 (5.77%) C#
18 161 (5.77%) HTML
19 160 (5.74%) Business Intelligence
20 158 (5.67%) Java
20 158 (5.67%) Degree
21 154 (5.52%) JavaScript
22 151 (5.41%) ITIL
23 149 (5.34%) MS Project
24 144 (5.16%) CRM
24 144 (5.16%) Marketing
25 140 (5.02%) Change Management
26 126 (4.52%) CSS

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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
1 117 (4.20%) SharePoint
2 42 (1.51%) WebSphere
3 37 (1.33%) MS Exchange
4 28 (1.00%) CMS
5 27 (0.97%) IIS
6 24 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
7 19 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 19 (0.68%) SAS
8 17 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
8 17 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (0.54%) Tomcat
10 13 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 12 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
11 12 (0.43%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.32%) Adobe CQ
12 9 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.29%) Apache
13 8 (0.29%) MQSeries
14 7 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
14 7 (0.25%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 282 (10.11%) MS Excel
2 192 (6.88%) MS Office
3 149 (5.34%) MS Project
4 100 (3.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 66 (2.37%) MS Visio
6 27 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.65%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.25%) Fireworks
10 6 (0.22%) QuarkXPress
10 6 (0.22%) Quicktime
11 4 (0.14%) Maya
12 3 (0.11%) Open Workbench
12 3 (0.11%) SPSS
12 3 (0.11%) InDesign
13 2 (0.072%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.036%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.036%) PowerPivot
14 1 (0.036%) Final Cut Pro
14 1 (0.036%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 51 (1.83%) Oracle Financials
2 44 (1.58%) SAP FI
3 38 (1.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 33 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
5 31 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 31 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 30 (1.08%) SAP FI/CO
6 30 (1.08%) SAP CO
7 26 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
8 25 (0.90%) Oracle General Ledger
9 22 (0.79%) Oracle Receivables
10 16 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
11 14 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
12 12 (0.43%) SAP SD
13 10 (0.36%) HFM
14 9 (0.32%) SAP BPC
14 9 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
15 8 (0.29%) Agresso
15 8 (0.29%) SAP HR
16 7 (0.25%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.54%) SaaS
2 5 (0.18%) Office 365
3 4 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.11%) IaaS
5 1 (0.036%) Force.com
5 1 (0.036%) PaaS
5 1 (0.036%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 49 (1.76%) LAN
2 48 (1.72%) Firewall
3 43 (1.54%) SAN
4 40 (1.43%) WAN
5 31 (1.11%) Intranet
5 31 (1.11%) Internet
6 29 (1.04%) TCP/IP
7 27 (0.97%) DNS
8 21 (0.75%) Radio Access Network
9 20 (0.72%) Network Security
10 19 (0.68%) HTTP
11 18 (0.65%) ATM
12 15 (0.54%) SSL
13 13 (0.47%) FTP
13 13 (0.47%) VPN
14 11 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (0.36%) DHCP
16 9 (0.32%) MPLS
16 9 (0.32%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 116 (4.16%) Data Warehouse
3 63 (2.26%) DB2
4 61 (2.19%) Relational Database
5 54 (1.94%) Oracle Database
6 44 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 42 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
8 38 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
9 32 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 31 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
11 24 (0.86%) QlikView
12 23 (0.82%) MS Access
13 20 (0.72%) PowerCenter
14 18 (0.65%) MySQL
14 18 (0.65%) Data Mining
14 18 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 17 (0.61%) SAP BW
16 16 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
17 15 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
17 15 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 74 (2.65%) Visual Studio
2 52 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 42 (1.51%) Selenium
4 35 (1.25%) Subversion
5 26 (0.93%) QuickTest Pro
6 25 (0.90%) Git (software)
7 21 (0.75%) WebDriver
8 17 (0.61%) SoapUI
9 16 (0.57%) JIRA
10 12 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 11 (0.39%) PhantomJS
11 11 (0.39%) JMeter
12 10 (0.36%) Cucumber
13 9 (0.32%) Maven
14 8 (0.29%) LoadRunner
14 8 (0.29%) Dreamweaver
14 8 (0.29%) SpecFlow
15 7 (0.25%) NUnit
15 7 (0.25%) Ant
15 7 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
General
1 324 (11.62%) Telecoms
2 275 (9.86%) Banking
3 144 (5.16%) Marketing
4 115 (4.12%) Retail
5 80 (2.87%) Legal
6 64 (2.29%) Financial Institution
7 48 (1.72%) Automotive
8 47 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 47 (1.69%) Billing
9 44 (1.58%) Spanish Language
10 36 (1.29%) Electronics
11 29 (1.04%) German Language
12 27 (0.97%) French Language
13 21 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
14 19 (0.68%) Retail Banking
15 16 (0.57%) Advertising
16 15 (0.54%) General Ledger
16 15 (0.54%) Law
17 13 (0.47%) Back Office
18 12 (0.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 757 (27.14%) Analyst
2 505 (18.11%) Project Manager
3 410 (14.70%) Developer
4 359 (12.87%) Business Analyst
5 183 (6.56%) Consultant
6 111 (3.98%) Architect
7 89 (3.19%) .NET Developer
8 85 (3.05%) Test Analyst
9 65 (2.33%) Senior Manager
10 64 (2.29%) Administrator
11 58 (2.08%) DBA
12 57 (2.04%) Programme Manager
13 52 (1.86%) Data Analyst
14 50 (1.79%) Senior Project Manager
15 49 (1.76%) Senior Analyst
16 43 (1.54%) SAP Consultant
16 43 (1.54%) Coordinator
17 42 (1.51%) Support Analyst
18 41 (1.47%) Financial Analyst
18 41 (1.47%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (9.04%) .NET
2 161 (5.77%) HTML
3 126 (4.52%) CSS
4 117 (4.20%) ASP.NET
5 108 (3.87%) XML
6 97 (3.48%) jQuery
7 94 (3.37%) Web Services
8 85 (3.05%) HTML5
9 63 (2.26%) WCF
10 44 (1.58%) XSLT
10 44 (1.58%) J2EE
11 43 (1.54%) Spring
12 41 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
13 39 (1.40%) Ajax
14 38 (1.36%) Django
15 37 (1.33%) WF
16 34 (1.22%) CSS3
17 32 (1.15%) Hibernate
18 29 (1.04%) SOAP
19 25 (0.90%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 72 (2.58%) Management Information System
2 50 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
3 37 (1.33%) NHS
4 32 (1.15%) Mobile App
5 29 (1.04%) DTV
6 27 (0.97%) Replication
7 24 (0.86%) PMI
8 23 (0.82%) FMCG
8 23 (0.82%) Mainframe
9 21 (0.75%) Computer Science
10 17 (0.61%) Clustering
11 15 (0.54%) Visualisation
11 15 (0.54%) AS400
11 15 (0.54%) Blackberry
12 11 (0.39%) Data Integration
13 10 (0.36%) E-Learning
13 10 (0.36%) EPoS
13 10 (0.36%) Social Media
13 10 (0.36%) DataPower
14 9 (0.32%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 266 (9.54%) Windows
2 184 (6.60%) UNIX
3 120 (4.30%) Linux
4 56 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 54 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 47 (1.69%) Windows 7
7 45 (1.61%) AIX
8 42 (1.51%) Solaris
9 25 (0.90%) Windows XP
10 22 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (0.47%) Android
12 13 (0.47%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.29%) Windows 2000
14 6 (0.22%) SUSE
15 4 (0.14%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.11%) VMS
17 2 (0.072%) MVS
17 2 (0.072%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 525 (18.82%) Project Management
2 326 (11.69%) PRINCE2
3 308 (11.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 194 (6.96%) Agile Software Development
4 194 (6.96%) Business Analysis
5 191 (6.85%) Migration
6 160 (5.74%) Business Intelligence
7 151 (5.41%) ITIL
8 144 (5.16%) CRM
9 140 (5.02%) Change Management
10 124 (4.45%) Workflow
11 120 (4.30%) Scrum
12 98 (3.51%) Project Planning
13 93 (3.33%) MVC
14 91 (3.26%) Programme Management
15 83 (2.98%) ERP
16 77 (2.76%) E-Commerce
17 75 (2.69%) Risk Management
17 75 (2.69%) Service Delivery
18 73 (2.62%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 386 (13.84%) SQL
2 161 (5.77%) C#
3 158 (5.67%) Java
4 154 (5.52%) JavaScript
5 75 (2.69%) PL/SQL
6 54 (1.94%) VB.NET
7 49 (1.76%) Shell Script
8 44 (1.58%) C
9 40 (1.43%) Python
10 37 (1.33%) VB
11 31 (1.11%) T-SQL
12 19 (0.68%) ABAP
13 18 (0.65%) VBA
13 18 (0.65%) Perl
14 17 (0.61%) VB6
15 16 (0.57%) PHP
16 15 (0.54%) C++
17 13 (0.47%) PowerShell
18 8 (0.29%) VBScript
19 7 (0.25%) JCL
Qualifications
1 158 (5.67%) Degree
2 123 (4.41%) Security Cleared
3 100 (3.59%) SC Cleared
4 97 (3.48%) ISEB
5 65 (2.33%) PMI Certification
6 62 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 58 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 46 (1.65%) PMP
9 28 (1.00%) ACCA
9 28 (1.00%) CIMA
9 28 (1.00%) DV Cleared
10 25 (0.90%) ISTQB
11 18 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (0.54%) CISSP
12 15 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (0.39%) APMP
14 11 (0.39%) CISM
15 9 (0.32%) CISA
16 8 (0.29%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (3.41%) QA
2 72 (2.58%) SLA
3 34 (1.22%) PCI DSS
4 27 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (0.50%) ISO 9001
5 14 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.39%) COBIT
7 6 (0.22%) P3O
7 6 (0.22%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.14%) GAAP
9 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.11%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.072%) FATCA
10 2 (0.072%) COSO
10 2 (0.072%) BS25999
11 1 (0.036%) COREP
11 1 (0.036%) FINREP
11 1 (0.036%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.036%) GxP
11 1 (0.036%) Basel II
System Software
1 105 (3.76%) Active Directory
2 40 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.68%) Hyper-V
4 18 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
6 8 (0.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 6 (0.22%) SRDF
8 5 (0.18%) KVM
8 5 (0.18%) NFS
8 5 (0.18%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.14%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.072%) RACF
11 2 (0.072%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.072%) vSphere
12 1 (0.036%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.036%) XenApp
12 1 (0.036%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 43 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
2 37 (1.33%) SCCM
3 16 (0.57%) SCOM
4 15 (0.54%) Tivoli
5 14 (0.50%) Data Guard
6 10 (0.36%) NetBackup
7 8 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 7 (0.25%) Legato
8 7 (0.25%) BMC PATROL
8 7 (0.25%) Foglight
9 5 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (0.18%) ARCserve
9 5 (0.18%) Control-M
9 5 (0.18%) EMC TimeFinder
10 4 (0.14%) EMC Navisphere
10 4 (0.14%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.11%) CA Wily
11 3 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.072%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 405 (14.52%) Oracle
2 312 (11.19%) Microsoft
3 246 (8.82%) SAP
4 78 (2.80%) IBM
5 61 (2.19%) VMware
6 47 (1.69%) HP
7 45 (1.61%) Citrix
8 43 (1.54%) Business Objects
9 35 (1.25%) Cisco
10 34 (1.22%) Hyperion
11 28 (1.00%) Informatica
12 27 (0.97%) Red Hat
13 25 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
14 23 (0.82%) Cognos
15 20 (0.72%) Siebel
15 20 (0.72%) Ericsson
16 19 (0.68%) EMC
17 18 (0.65%) Remedy
17 18 (0.65%) CheckPoint
18 17 (0.61%) Ab Initio
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