The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 3 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 701 387 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.76% 18.25% 22.78%
As % of the General category 61.82% 58.99% 58.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 297 512
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £284 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 18
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.67% -34.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £26.75 £69.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
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 West region.

General Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1134 656 1167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.59% 30.93% 39.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 775 466 762
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 29 68
Average hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -38.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.16 £12.75 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.74 £40.90 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.46%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the South West region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the South West region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the South West region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the South West region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Finance
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 23 October 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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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
Bristol +1 248 £375 -3.84% 91
Wiltshire 0 231 £445 +4.70% 59
Gloucestershire +2 72 £390 +9.85% 51
Dorset -2 40 £313 -32.43% 17
Somerset +17 38 £400 +18.43% 15
Devon -7 27 £378 -31.36% 5
Cornwall - 4 - - 1
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 238 (18.51%) Banking
2 210 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 173 (13.45%) Project Management
4 169 (13.14%) SQL
5 156 (12.13%) Agile Software Development
6 145 (11.28%) Retail
7 133 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
8 129 (10.03%) Microsoft
9 117 (9.10%) SAP
10 111 (8.63%) Oracle
11 101 (7.85%) PRINCE2
12 100 (7.78%) Telecoms
12 100 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
13 99 (7.70%) Security Cleared
14 96 (7.47%) Retail Banking
15 91 (7.08%) MS Excel
16 87 (6.77%) Change Management
17 86 (6.69%) Business Analysis
18 84 (6.53%) Marketing
19 83 (6.45%) Programme Management
20 82 (6.38%) Windows
21 77 (5.99%) SQL Server
22 74 (5.75%) SAS
23 70 (5.44%) Data Warehouse
24 66 (5.13%) Migration
25 64 (4.98%) Linux
26 61 (4.74%) Manufacturing
27 60 (4.67%) MS Project
27 60 (4.67%) SC Cleared
28 59 (4.59%) Digital Marketing

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 74 (5.75%) SAS
2 41 (3.19%) SharePoint
3 24 (1.87%) Apache
4 13 (1.01%) CMS
5 12 (0.93%) WebSphere
6 11 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
7 10 (0.78%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.70%) MS Exchange
9 7 (0.54%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.54%) JBoss
10 6 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.39%) IIS
11 5 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.31%) Mule
13 2 (0.16%) MS Project Server
13 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.16%) Lync
13 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 91 (7.08%) MS Excel
2 60 (4.67%) MS Project
3 52 (4.04%) MS Office
4 36 (2.80%) MS Visio
5 30 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.39%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.39%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.078%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 55 (4.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (1.09%) Agresso
3 13 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
5 9 (0.70%) SAP FI
6 8 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (0.54%) BASE24
8 6 (0.47%) SAP CO
8 6 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
8 6 (0.47%) SAP GRC
9 5 (0.39%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
9 5 (0.39%) WebTrends
9 5 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
10 4 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (0.70%) SaaS
3 6 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.39%) IaaS
5 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.31%) PaaS
6 1 (0.078%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.078%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.078%) Force.com
6 1 (0.078%) CheetahMail
6 1 (0.078%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.33%) Firewall
2 27 (2.10%) Internet
3 22 (1.71%) TCP/IP
4 17 (1.32%) DNS
5 11 (0.86%) DHCP
6 7 (0.54%) LAN
6 7 (0.54%) SAN
6 7 (0.54%) LTE
6 7 (0.54%) Network Security
7 6 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (0.39%) Intranet
8 5 (0.39%) WAN
8 5 (0.39%) WCDMA
9 4 (0.31%) HTTP
10 3 (0.23%) ATM
10 3 (0.23%) VoIP
11 2 (0.16%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.16%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.16%) Radio Access Network
11 2 (0.16%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 70 (5.44%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (2.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 37 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 35 (2.72%) MySQL
6 31 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 28 (2.18%) Base SAS
8 27 (2.10%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 23 (1.79%) Oracle BI EE
9 23 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 21 (1.63%) Oracle Database
11 19 (1.48%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 17 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
12 17 (1.32%) OLAP
13 13 (1.01%) Relational Database
14 12 (0.93%) MS Access
15 11 (0.86%) Essbase
15 11 (0.86%) DB2
16 10 (0.78%) RDBMS
16 10 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 20 (1.56%) Selenium
3 18 (1.40%) WebDriver
3 18 (1.40%) PHPUnit
4 15 (1.17%) WATIR
5 13 (1.01%) JMeter
6 9 (0.70%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.70%) QuickTest Pro
7 7 (0.54%) MSI
7 7 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.47%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.31%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (0.31%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.31%) LoadRunner
9 4 (0.31%) RequisitePro
9 4 (0.31%) JUnit
9 4 (0.31%) Toad
9 4 (0.31%) Maven
10 3 (0.23%) Rational Rose
10 3 (0.23%) Hudson
General
1 238 (18.51%) Banking
2 145 (11.28%) Retail
3 100 (7.78%) Telecoms
4 96 (7.47%) Retail Banking
5 84 (6.53%) Marketing
6 61 (4.74%) Manufacturing
7 54 (4.20%) Electronics
8 34 (2.64%) Legal
9 22 (1.71%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.86%) Back Office
11 8 (0.62%) Local Government
12 6 (0.47%) Law
13 5 (0.39%) Military
13 5 (0.39%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.31%) Publishing
14 4 (0.31%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.23%) Advertising
16 2 (0.16%) Billing
16 2 (0.16%) Front Office
17 1 (0.078%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 393 (30.56%) Analyst
2 197 (15.32%) Business Analyst
3 167 (12.99%) Project Manager
4 163 (12.67%) Developer
5 102 (7.93%) Architect
6 91 (7.08%) Consultant
7 64 (4.98%) Senior Analyst
8 48 (3.73%) Senior Business Analyst
9 47 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
10 43 (3.34%) PMO Analyst
11 40 (3.11%) Test Analyst
12 36 (2.80%) Programme Manager
13 35 (2.72%) Data Analyst
14 34 (2.64%) Senior Manager
15 27 (2.10%) Tester
16 24 (1.87%) Senior Project Manager
17 21 (1.63%) Java Developer
17 21 (1.63%) Test Manager
18 19 (1.48%) Technical Architect
19 18 (1.40%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (4.51%) .NET
2 39 (3.03%) HTML
3 35 (2.72%) Web Services
3 35 (2.72%) jQuery
4 23 (1.79%) HTML5
5 22 (1.71%) XML
6 20 (1.56%) CSS
7 18 (1.40%) Zend Framework
8 17 (1.32%) Spring
9 16 (1.24%) ASP.NET
9 16 (1.24%) Middleware
10 15 (1.17%) J2EE
11 10 (0.78%) .NET Framework
12 9 (0.70%) LAMP
13 8 (0.62%) JSON
14 7 (0.54%) RESTful
15 6 (0.47%) Hibernate
16 5 (0.39%) SAML
16 5 (0.39%) Java EE
16 5 (0.39%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 100 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (4.20%) DTV
3 42 (3.27%) Management Information System
4 32 (2.49%) Open Source
5 15 (1.17%) Mobile Banking
6 12 (0.93%) User Experience
6 12 (0.93%) Client/Server
7 8 (0.62%) Online Banking
8 7 (0.54%) Reference Data
8 7 (0.54%) PMI
8 7 (0.54%) Mainframe
8 7 (0.54%) NHS
8 7 (0.54%) Tandem
8 7 (0.54%) Digital Media
9 6 (0.47%) Data Structures
9 6 (0.47%) Data Integration
9 6 (0.47%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.39%) Copywriting
10 5 (0.39%) Statistics
10 5 (0.39%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 82 (6.38%) Windows
2 64 (4.98%) Linux
3 40 (3.11%) UNIX
4 25 (1.94%) CentOS
5 22 (1.71%) Windows 7
6 15 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (0.70%) Windows XP
8 9 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.54%) Fedora
10 6 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.23%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.23%) Solaris
12 2 (0.16%) Android
12 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.078%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.078%) AIX
13 1 (0.078%) OS/400
13 1 (0.078%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 173 (13.45%) Project Management
3 156 (12.13%) Agile Software Development
4 133 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
5 101 (7.85%) PRINCE2
6 87 (6.77%) Change Management
7 86 (6.69%) Business Analysis
8 83 (6.45%) Programme Management
9 66 (5.13%) Migration
10 59 (4.59%) Digital Marketing
11 56 (4.35%) ETL
12 55 (4.28%) Change Control
13 54 (4.20%) ITIL
14 53 (4.12%) Data Modelling
15 51 (3.97%) Risk Management
16 45 (3.50%) Data Analysis
17 44 (3.42%) User Acceptance Testing
18 43 (3.34%) Scrum
19 41 (3.19%) Business Transformation
20 36 (2.80%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 169 (13.14%) SQL
2 55 (4.28%) Java
3 38 (2.95%) JavaScript
4 37 (2.88%) C#
5 33 (2.57%) T-SQL
6 31 (2.41%) VBA
7 30 (2.33%) PHP
8 23 (1.79%) PL/SQL
9 20 (1.56%) C
10 19 (1.48%) VB
11 14 (1.09%) Perl
12 12 (0.93%) VB.NET
13 11 (0.86%) Python
13 11 (0.86%) Ruby
14 6 (0.47%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.47%) COBOL
15 4 (0.31%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.31%) PHP5
16 3 (0.23%) VBScript
16 3 (0.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 99 (7.70%) Security Cleared
2 60 (4.67%) SC Cleared
3 45 (3.50%) ISEB
4 42 (3.27%) Degree
5 20 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 19 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 17 (1.32%) CIMA
7 17 (1.32%) ACCA
7 17 (1.32%) DV Cleared
8 14 (1.09%) ISTQB
9 9 (0.70%) PMI Certification
10 8 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.54%) CISSP
11 7 (0.54%) APMP
12 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
14 4 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 3 (0.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 3 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
15 3 (0.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.73%) Solvency II
2 38 (2.95%) QA
3 33 (2.57%) PCI DSS
4 25 (1.94%) SLA
5 17 (1.32%) Basel II
6 16 (1.24%) Basel III
7 14 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (1.09%) FINREP
8 12 (0.93%) COREP
8 12 (0.93%) FATCA
9 7 (0.54%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.47%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (0.23%) MiFID
13 2 (0.16%) COBIT
13 2 (0.16%) P3O
14 1 (0.078%) HL7
14 1 (0.078%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 22 (1.71%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (0.47%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.23%) Shibboleth
4 3 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.16%) XenApp
5 2 (0.16%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.16%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.078%) RACF
6 1 (0.078%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 17 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.86%) SCCM
3 6 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (0.39%) Puppet
4 5 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (0.23%) SCOM
5 3 (0.23%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.16%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.078%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 129 (10.03%) Microsoft
2 117 (9.10%) SAP
3 111 (8.63%) Oracle
4 43 (3.34%) Business Objects
5 23 (1.79%) IBM
6 22 (1.71%) Cisco
7 21 (1.63%) VMware
8 20 (1.56%) Citrix
9 19 (1.48%) Teradata
10 18 (1.40%) Zend
11 17 (1.32%) HP
11 17 (1.32%) Informatica
12 15 (1.17%) Hyperion
13 14 (1.09%) Unisys
14 11 (0.86%) Red Hat
15 10 (0.78%) Cognos
16 9 (0.70%) Google
17 8 (0.62%) ICL
17 8 (0.62%) PeopleSoft
18 7 (0.54%) Juniper
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