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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 676 660 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.21% 20.87% 18.35%
As % of the General category 61.51% 60.05% 56.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 509 302
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £270 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 8
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.76% +1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.00 £26.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.26 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.86% -5.71%
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
1099 1099 720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.86% 34.76% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 741 724 477
Average daily rate £400 £389 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% -0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 49 28
Average hourly rate £38.00 £33.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.43% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.01 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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
Bristol 0 225 £375 +3.44% 71
Wiltshire 0 192 £437 +2.82% 58
Gloucestershire +3 94 £413 +10.00% 35
Dorset +1 43 £450 +14.64% 18
Devon -3 35 £369 -7.81% 6
Somerset +4 31 £370 -1.33% 13
Cornwall -3 1 £230 -24.89%
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 259 (20.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 245 (19.16%) Banking
3 205 (16.03%) SQL
4 192 (15.01%) Business Intelligence
5 178 (13.92%) Project Management
6 151 (11.81%) SAP
7 135 (10.56%) Telecoms
8 133 (10.40%) Agile Software Development
8 133 (10.40%) Marketing
9 125 (9.77%) Programme Management
10 114 (8.91%) Retail
10 114 (8.91%) PRINCE2
11 108 (8.44%) Oracle
12 103 (8.05%) Microsoft
12 103 (8.05%) Security Cleared
13 101 (7.90%) Manufacturing
14 98 (7.66%) Data Warehouse
15 94 (7.35%) SQL Server
15 94 (7.35%) Digital Marketing
16 93 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
17 92 (7.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
17 92 (7.19%) DTV
17 92 (7.19%) Electronics
18 85 (6.65%) .NET
19 83 (6.49%) Business Analysis
20 76 (5.94%) MS Excel
21 65 (5.08%) MS Project
21 65 (5.08%) SC Cleared
22 63 (4.93%) Data Modelling
22 63 (4.93%) Migration

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 50 (3.91%) SAS
2 27 (2.11%) Apache
3 26 (2.03%) SharePoint
4 22 (1.72%) IIS
5 14 (1.09%) WebLogic
6 13 (1.02%) WebSphere
7 10 (0.78%) JBoss
8 7 (0.55%) Mule
9 6 (0.47%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.47%) CMS
9 6 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.39%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.39%) NServiceBus
11 4 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.31%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.31%) Commerce Server
12 3 (0.23%) WebLogic Portal
12 3 (0.23%) Node.js
12 3 (0.23%) Mule ESB
12 3 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 76 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 65 (5.08%) MS Project
3 45 (3.52%) MS Office
4 43 (3.36%) MS Visio
5 33 (2.58%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.47%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (0.31%) SPSS
7 4 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.078%) InDesign
9 1 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 92 (7.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (1.09%) Agresso
3 11 (0.86%) Oracle General Ledger
4 10 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
4 10 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
5 9 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
6 7 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.47%) SAP CO
7 6 (0.47%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
8 5 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.39%) Cognos TM1
8 5 (0.39%) Documaker
8 5 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 5 (0.39%) Hyperion Planning
9 4 (0.31%) Oracle AGIS
9 4 (0.31%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (0.86%) Google Analytics
3 7 (0.55%) Office 365
4 4 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
5 3 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.16%) SaaS
6 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.078%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.078%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.41%) Firewall
2 16 (1.25%) Internet
3 14 (1.09%) LAN
4 12 (0.94%) DNS
4 12 (0.94%) Network Security
5 9 (0.70%) VPN
5 9 (0.70%) WAN
6 7 (0.55%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.39%) Ethernet
7 5 (0.39%) MPLS
8 4 (0.31%) OSPF
8 4 (0.31%) BGP
8 4 (0.31%) HTTP
8 4 (0.31%) IPv4
8 4 (0.31%) IPv6
8 4 (0.31%) SAN
8 4 (0.31%) H.323
8 4 (0.31%) IPsec
9 3 (0.23%) DHCP
10 2 (0.16%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (7.66%) Data Warehouse
2 94 (7.35%) SQL Server
3 60 (4.69%) BusinessObjects
4 28 (2.19%) Relational Database
5 24 (1.88%) MySQL
6 23 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 22 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
9 19 (1.49%) Oracle Database
10 16 (1.25%) MS Access
11 15 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
11 15 (1.17%) Oracle BI EE
12 14 (1.09%) BusinessObjects XI
13 12 (0.94%) Base SAS
13 12 (0.94%) Essbase
14 11 (0.86%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 11 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
15 10 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
15 10 (0.78%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 27 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (1.41%) Git (software)
3 12 (0.94%) Visual Studio
3 12 (0.94%) ERwin
4 11 (0.86%) Axure RP
4 11 (0.86%) Jenkins
5 10 (0.78%) Subversion
6 9 (0.70%) Maven
6 9 (0.70%) JIRA
7 6 (0.47%) JUnit
7 6 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (0.39%) Toad
8 5 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (0.39%) PHPUnit
9 4 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.31%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.31%) JDeveloper
10 3 (0.23%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.23%) Selenium
General
1 245 (19.16%) Banking
2 135 (10.56%) Telecoms
3 133 (10.40%) Marketing
4 114 (8.91%) Retail
5 101 (7.90%) Manufacturing
6 92 (7.19%) Electronics
7 58 (4.53%) Retail Banking
8 25 (1.95%) Legal
8 25 (1.95%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.09%) Back Office
10 13 (1.02%) Billing
10 13 (1.02%) Investment Banking
10 13 (1.02%) General Ledger
11 10 (0.78%) Advertising
12 9 (0.70%) Games
12 9 (0.70%) Military
13 4 (0.31%) Publishing
13 4 (0.31%) Local Government
13 4 (0.31%) Law
14 3 (0.23%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 380 (29.71%) Analyst
2 223 (17.44%) Business Analyst
3 189 (14.78%) Developer
4 177 (13.84%) Project Manager
5 82 (6.41%) Architect
6 81 (6.33%) Consultant
7 47 (3.67%) Designer
8 42 (3.28%) Data Analyst
9 39 (3.05%) Senior Analyst
10 33 (2.58%) Test Analyst
11 28 (2.19%) Senior Business Analyst
11 28 (2.19%) PMO Analyst
12 27 (2.11%) Solutions Architect
13 24 (1.88%) Administrator
13 24 (1.88%) Financial Business Analyst
14 23 (1.80%) Financial Services Business Analyst
15 21 (1.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 21 (1.64%) Test Manager
15 21 (1.64%) Data Architect
15 21 (1.64%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (6.65%) .NET
2 48 (3.75%) HTML
3 47 (3.67%) ASP.NET
4 41 (3.21%) XML
5 32 (2.50%) Middleware
6 30 (2.35%) Web Services
7 26 (2.03%) CSS
8 23 (1.80%) .NET Framework
9 22 (1.72%) SOAP
10 20 (1.56%) jQuery
11 18 (1.41%) REST
12 15 (1.17%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (1.09%) HTML5
13 14 (1.09%) Spring
14 12 (0.94%) J2EE
14 12 (0.94%) JSON
15 11 (0.86%) Hibernate
16 10 (0.78%) XSL
16 10 (0.78%) Spring MVC
16 10 (0.78%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 93 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (7.19%) DTV
3 36 (2.81%) User Experience
4 24 (1.88%) Data Centre
4 24 (1.88%) Management Information System
5 15 (1.17%) NHS
6 10 (0.78%) Mobile Banking
7 9 (0.70%) Reference Data
8 8 (0.63%) Data Integration
8 8 (0.63%) Mobile App
8 8 (0.63%) E-Learning
8 8 (0.63%) Online Banking
9 7 (0.55%) Mathematics
10 6 (0.47%) Statistics
10 6 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.47%) iPad
10 6 (0.47%) DataPower
11 5 (0.39%) iPhone
11 5 (0.39%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.39%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 60 (4.69%) Windows
2 49 (3.83%) Linux
3 33 (2.58%) UNIX
4 23 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (1.17%) CentOS
7 12 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.86%) Apple iOS
8 11 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.70%) Android
9 9 (0.70%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.63%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.63%) Solaris
11 6 (0.47%) AIX
12 5 (0.39%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.31%) Amazon Linux
14 2 (0.16%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.16%) Fedora
14 2 (0.16%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.078%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (20.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 192 (15.01%) Business Intelligence
3 178 (13.92%) Project Management
4 133 (10.40%) Agile Software Development
5 125 (9.77%) Programme Management
6 114 (8.91%) PRINCE2
7 94 (7.35%) Digital Marketing
8 83 (6.49%) Business Analysis
9 63 (4.93%) Data Modelling
9 63 (4.93%) Migration
10 54 (4.22%) Risk Management
10 54 (4.22%) Change Management
11 50 (3.91%) Data Analysis
12 47 (3.67%) Service Delivery
13 46 (3.60%) ITIL
13 46 (3.60%) Change Control
14 45 (3.52%) Scrum
15 42 (3.28%) User Acceptance Testing
16 36 (2.81%) ETL
16 36 (2.81%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 205 (16.03%) SQL
2 60 (4.69%) C#
3 58 (4.53%) Java
4 42 (3.28%) VBA
5 41 (3.21%) JavaScript
6 31 (2.42%) T-SQL
7 29 (2.27%) PL/SQL
7 29 (2.27%) Shell Script
8 22 (1.72%) C
9 20 (1.56%) C++
10 17 (1.33%) VB
11 15 (1.17%) VB.NET
11 15 (1.17%) PHP
12 11 (0.86%) Python
13 10 (0.78%) Ruby
14 9 (0.70%) PowerShell
14 9 (0.70%) VB6
15 7 (0.55%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.47%) Objective-C
17 4 (0.31%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 103 (8.05%) Security Cleared
2 65 (5.08%) SC Cleared
3 37 (2.89%) DV Cleared
4 36 (2.81%) Degree
5 31 (2.42%) ISEB
6 28 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 21 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 17 (1.33%) PMP
8 17 (1.33%) PMI Certification
9 9 (0.70%) ACCA
9 9 (0.70%) APMP
10 8 (0.63%) CIMA
11 7 (0.55%) CISSP
11 7 (0.55%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.47%) CISM
13 5 (0.39%) MOS
14 4 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.31%) HNC
14 4 (0.31%) HND
14 4 (0.31%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.66%) Solvency II
2 22 (1.72%) QA
3 17 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 15 (1.17%) Basel II
5 12 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.94%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.94%) FINREP
6 11 (0.86%) Basel III
6 11 (0.86%) COREP
7 10 (0.78%) SLA
8 7 (0.55%) FATCA
9 6 (0.47%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.23%) COBIT
11 3 (0.23%) P3O
11 3 (0.23%) HL7
12 2 (0.16%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.16%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.078%) TickIT
13 1 (0.078%) COSO
System Software
1 22 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.70%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.55%) XenApp
4 7 (0.55%) XenDesktop
5 5 (0.39%) ISA Server
5 5 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.31%) RACF
7 3 (0.23%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.23%) Xen
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.16%) GPFS
8 2 (0.16%) Ceph
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Clusterware
8 2 (0.16%) iptables
8 2 (0.16%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.078%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.078%) Snort
9 1 (0.078%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.47%) SCCM
3 5 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.31%) Puppet
4 4 (0.31%) Oracle ZFS
4 4 (0.31%) zSecure
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle EDQ
5 3 (0.23%) WSUS
5 3 (0.23%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.16%) Ganglia
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.16%) Nagios
6 2 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.078%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.078%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.078%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.078%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.078%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 151 (11.81%) SAP
2 108 (8.44%) Oracle
3 103 (8.05%) Microsoft
4 40 (3.13%) Teradata
5 31 (2.42%) IBM
6 21 (1.64%) VMware
7 17 (1.33%) Red Hat
8 16 (1.25%) Informatica
8 16 (1.25%) Cisco
9 14 (1.09%) Citrix
10 13 (1.02%) Cognos
10 13 (1.02%) Google
11 12 (0.94%) Zend
12 11 (0.86%) Tableau
13 7 (0.55%) Hyperion
14 6 (0.47%) NetApp
14 6 (0.47%) Adobe
14 6 (0.47%) Unisys
14 6 (0.47%) HP
14 6 (0.47%) Ektron
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