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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 1353 1400 1112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.50% 15.64% 13.63%
As % of the General category 42.35% 44.74% 39.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 817 835 621
Average daily rate
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£413 £385 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 40 33
Average hourly rate £21.75 £19.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £11.32 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £51.90 £54.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
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
3195 3129 2841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.24% 34.95% 34.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1651 1659 1317
Average daily rate £400 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 132 174
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.92 £51.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 0 301 £350 - 53
Berkshire -1 266 £400 +3.22% 116
Hampshire +6 239 £413 +3.12% 77
Surrey -4 204 £425 +3.03% 124
West Sussex +5 98 £425 +18.88% 29
Oxfordshire -4 82 £450 +25.87% 40
East Sussex +5 65 £400 - 15
Kent -3 39 £450 +9.09% 31
Middlesex +3 20 £463 +17.08% 4
Sussex +6 9 £400 - 1
M4 Corridor +3 1 - -
Thames Valley -1 1 £675 -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 535 (19.00%) Project Management
2 435 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
3 359 (12.75%) Microsoft
4 354 (12.57%) SQL
5 343 (12.18%) Banking
6 332 (11.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 327 (11.61%) Telecoms
8 316 (11.22%) MS Excel
9 295 (10.48%) PRINCE2
10 270 (9.59%) Windows
11 260 (9.23%) Oracle
12 250 (8.88%) SAP
13 225 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
14 209 (7.42%) MS Office
15 202 (7.17%) .NET
16 196 (6.96%) ITIL
17 194 (6.89%) Business Intelligence
18 188 (6.68%) Migration
19 178 (6.32%) Degree
20 174 (6.18%) Change Management
20 174 (6.18%) MS Project
21 173 (6.14%) Security Cleared
22 172 (6.11%) Business Analysis
23 166 (5.89%) Java
24 163 (5.79%) SQL Server
25 143 (5.08%) HTML
26 142 (5.04%) C#
27 140 (4.97%) Scrum
27 140 (4.97%) Marketing
28 135 (4.79%) UNIX

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 117 (4.15%) SharePoint
2 36 (1.28%) WebSphere
3 29 (1.03%) SAS
4 28 (0.99%) IIS
4 28 (0.99%) CMS
5 25 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
6 19 (0.67%) MS Exchange
6 19 (0.67%) WebLogic
7 17 (0.60%) Apache
8 14 (0.50%) Tomcat
9 12 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 11 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (0.36%) Lync
11 10 (0.36%) JBoss
12 9 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (0.28%) Node.js
13 8 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (0.25%) Confluence
15 6 (0.21%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 316 (11.22%) MS Excel
2 209 (7.42%) MS Office
3 174 (6.18%) MS Project
4 125 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 92 (3.27%) MS Visio
6 30 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.39%) RoboHelp
7 11 (0.39%) FrameMaker
8 8 (0.28%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.21%) SPSS
10 5 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.14%) PowerPivot
11 4 (0.14%) Open Workbench
12 3 (0.11%) InDesign
12 3 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.071%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.036%) DOC1
14 1 (0.036%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.036%) Maya
14 1 (0.036%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 51 (1.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 37 (1.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 33 (1.17%) SAP FI
4 28 (0.99%) SAP ERP
5 25 (0.89%) Oracle Financials
6 24 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
7 20 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
7 20 (0.71%) SAP CO
8 19 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
9 18 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
10 17 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
11 15 (0.53%) RMDS
11 15 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
11 15 (0.53%) Agresso
12 14 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
12 14 (0.50%) HFM
13 12 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
14 11 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
14 11 (0.39%) SAP FI-CA
14 11 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 20 (0.71%) SaaS
2 11 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.18%) Google Analytics
3 5 (0.18%) PaaS
3 5 (0.18%) Office 365
3 5 (0.18%) Boomi
4 4 (0.14%) IaaS
5 3 (0.11%) Taleo
6 2 (0.071%) Google Checkout
6 2 (0.071%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.071%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.071%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.071%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.036%) Force.com
7 1 (0.036%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 81 (2.88%) Firewall
2 60 (2.13%) WAN
3 56 (1.99%) LAN
4 55 (1.95%) TCP/IP
4 55 (1.95%) DNS
5 52 (1.85%) SAN
6 51 (1.81%) ATM
7 47 (1.67%) Internet
8 32 (1.14%) DHCP
9 30 (1.07%) Wireless
10 29 (1.03%) Network Security
11 24 (0.85%) LDAP
12 23 (0.82%) Radio Access Network
13 22 (0.78%) Intranet
13 22 (0.78%) VPN
14 20 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 20 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 20 (0.71%) HTTP
15 19 (0.67%) Wireshark
16 17 (0.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (5.79%) SQL Server
2 103 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
3 61 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 59 (2.10%) Oracle Database
5 57 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 41 (1.46%) SAP BW
7 37 (1.31%) DB2
8 36 (1.28%) Relational Database
9 35 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 29 (1.03%) PowerCenter
10 29 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
11 28 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
12 27 (0.96%) MySQL
13 26 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
14 25 (0.89%) Big Data
14 25 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
15 24 (0.85%) QlikView
16 20 (0.71%) Data Mining
17 18 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
17 18 (0.64%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 44 (1.56%) JIRA
2 27 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (0.89%) Visual Studio
4 24 (0.85%) Selenium
5 22 (0.78%) QuickTest Pro
6 18 (0.64%) Xcode
7 17 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
8 13 (0.46%) Jenkins
8 13 (0.46%) WebDriver
9 11 (0.39%) Subversion
9 11 (0.39%) Git (software)
10 10 (0.36%) JUnit
11 7 (0.25%) Toad
12 6 (0.21%) Cucumber
12 6 (0.21%) ERwin
12 6 (0.21%) LoadRunner
12 6 (0.21%) Maven
13 5 (0.18%) ProC
13 5 (0.18%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
General
1 343 (12.18%) Banking
2 327 (11.61%) Telecoms
3 140 (4.97%) Marketing
4 121 (4.30%) Retail
5 99 (3.52%) Legal
6 88 (3.13%) Manufacturing
7 66 (2.34%) Financial Institution
8 53 (1.88%) Electronics
9 47 (1.67%) Automotive
10 43 (1.53%) Billing
11 40 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
12 33 (1.17%) Publishing
13 29 (1.03%) Back Office
14 26 (0.92%) General Ledger
15 18 (0.64%) Spanish Language
15 18 (0.64%) Law
15 18 (0.64%) Advertising
16 15 (0.53%) Investment Banking
17 12 (0.43%) Retail Banking
18 9 (0.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 755 (26.81%) Analyst
2 468 (16.62%) Project Manager
3 341 (12.11%) Business Analyst
4 323 (11.47%) Developer
5 209 (7.42%) Architect
6 176 (6.25%) Consultant
7 80 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
8 77 (2.73%) Systems Analyst
9 76 (2.70%) Data Analyst
10 72 (2.56%) Administrator
11 63 (2.24%) Support Analyst
12 57 (2.02%) Test Analyst
13 54 (1.92%) Senior Manager
14 52 (1.85%) .NET Developer
15 50 (1.78%) Coordinator
16 49 (1.74%) Infrastructure Manager
17 47 (1.67%) Senior Project Manager
18 46 (1.63%) Infrastructure Project Manager
19 45 (1.60%) C# Developer
20 43 (1.53%) Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (7.17%) .NET
2 143 (5.08%) HTML
3 94 (3.34%) CSS
4 89 (3.16%) XML
5 83 (2.95%) Web Services
6 78 (2.77%) ASP.NET
7 72 (2.56%) AngularJS
8 58 (2.06%) HTML5
9 52 (1.85%) Middleware
10 50 (1.78%) jQuery
11 41 (1.46%) ASP.NET MVC
12 39 (1.38%) .NET Framework
13 35 (1.24%) WCF
13 35 (1.24%) SOAP
14 33 (1.17%) ASP.NET Web API
15 28 (0.99%) Spring
16 26 (0.92%) KnockoutJS
17 25 (0.89%) CSS3
18 19 (0.67%) J2EE
19 18 (0.64%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 225 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 49 (1.74%) DTV
4 45 (1.60%) PMI
5 33 (1.17%) Clustering
6 30 (1.07%) Mobile App
6 30 (1.07%) User Experience
7 27 (0.96%) NHS
8 22 (0.78%) Computer Science
8 22 (0.78%) iPhone
8 22 (0.78%) Mainframe
9 21 (0.75%) iPad
10 20 (0.71%) CMDB
11 18 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
12 17 (0.60%) Client/Server
12 17 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (0.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 15 (0.53%) FMCG
14 14 (0.50%) Data Integration
14 14 (0.50%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 270 (9.59%) Windows
2 135 (4.79%) UNIX
3 117 (4.15%) Linux
4 71 (2.52%) Windows 7
5 47 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (1.63%) Solaris
7 42 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 36 (1.28%) Apple iOS
9 33 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 33 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 32 (1.14%) AIX
11 18 (0.64%) Windows XP
12 14 (0.50%) Android
13 9 (0.32%) VMS
14 8 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
15 6 (0.21%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.21%) Windows 2000
15 6 (0.21%) Windows NT
15 6 (0.21%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 535 (19.00%) Project Management
2 435 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
3 332 (11.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 295 (10.48%) PRINCE2
5 196 (6.96%) ITIL
6 194 (6.89%) Business Intelligence
7 188 (6.68%) Migration
8 174 (6.18%) Change Management
9 172 (6.11%) Business Analysis
10 140 (4.97%) Scrum
11 131 (4.65%) Programme Management
12 122 (4.33%) Waterfall
13 111 (3.94%) ERP
14 100 (3.55%) Project Planning
14 100 (3.55%) User Acceptance Testing
15 99 (3.52%) MVC
16 97 (3.44%) Service Management
17 93 (3.30%) Risk Management
18 92 (3.27%) Data Modelling
19 90 (3.20%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 354 (12.57%) SQL
2 166 (5.89%) Java
3 142 (5.04%) C#
4 104 (3.69%) JavaScript
5 50 (1.78%) PL/SQL
6 47 (1.67%) VB
7 44 (1.56%) C
8 34 (1.21%) T-SQL
8 34 (1.21%) VBA
9 32 (1.14%) PowerShell
10 28 (0.99%) VBScript
11 24 (0.85%) C++
12 23 (0.82%) Shell Script
12 23 (0.82%) Objective-C
13 22 (0.78%) Perl
14 19 (0.67%) PHP
15 18 (0.64%) Python
16 16 (0.57%) VB.NET
17 10 (0.36%) ABAP
17 10 (0.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 178 (6.32%) Degree
2 173 (6.14%) Security Cleared
3 134 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 99 (3.52%) ISEB
5 66 (2.34%) PMI Certification
6 43 (1.53%) CISSP
6 43 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 42 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 38 (1.35%) PMP
9 37 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
10 30 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
11 22 (0.78%) DV Cleared
12 20 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
13 19 (0.67%) ISTQB
14 18 (0.64%) MCSE
14 18 (0.64%) CCNA
15 16 (0.57%) ACCA
16 14 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 14 (0.50%) CIMA
17 12 (0.43%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (3.37%) QA
2 80 (2.84%) SLA
3 38 (1.35%) Data Quality
4 27 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 23 (0.82%) Solvency II
6 20 (0.71%) PCI DSS
7 14 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.28%) GAMP
8 8 (0.28%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.25%) COBIT
10 6 (0.21%) PMBOK
11 5 (0.18%) GAAP
11 5 (0.18%) COSO
12 2 (0.071%) ISO 8583
12 2 (0.071%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.071%) Basel II
13 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 1 (0.036%) TickIT
13 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 14443
13 1 (0.036%) Basel III
System Software
1 106 (3.76%) Active Directory
2 57 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.78%) vSphere
4 18 (0.64%) NFS
5 12 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 10 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.36%) VMware ESX
8 9 (0.32%) XenApp
9 8 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 5 (0.18%) Firmware
11 5 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.14%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.14%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.11%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.11%) Docker
14 2 (0.071%) UAG
14 2 (0.071%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 62 (2.20%) HP Quality Center
2 35 (1.24%) SCCM
3 24 (0.85%) Control-M
4 11 (0.39%) NetBackup
5 10 (0.36%) Tivoli
6 9 (0.32%) Puppet
7 8 (0.28%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 8 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (0.25%) SCOM
9 5 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (0.18%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (0.14%) CA Spectrum
10 4 (0.14%) CA Wily
10 4 (0.14%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.11%) WSUS
11 3 (0.11%) OpenView
12 2 (0.071%) SELinux
Vendors
1 359 (12.75%) Microsoft
2 260 (9.23%) Oracle
3 250 (8.88%) SAP
4 101 (3.59%) Cisco
5 98 (3.48%) VMware
6 91 (3.23%) HP
7 55 (1.95%) IBM
7 55 (1.95%) CheckPoint
8 50 (1.78%) Informatica
9 45 (1.60%) Citrix
10 43 (1.53%) Business Objects
11 40 (1.42%) Remedy
12 32 (1.14%) Red Hat
12 32 (1.14%) Blue Coat
13 29 (1.03%) TIBCO
14 28 (0.99%) F5
15 27 (0.96%) Juniper
16 26 (0.92%) PeopleSoft
17 24 (0.85%) SolarWinds
17 24 (0.85%) NetApp
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Highams
Rate: £465 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Keystream Technology
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £275 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: From £330 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Millingham Consulting
Rate: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum 12 months Fixed term
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £325 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Barclay Simpson Corporate Governance Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
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Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
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Rate: £500 per day
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