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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 593 590 585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.46% 18.41% 19.64%
As % of the General category 65.82% 61.33% 57.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 471 456
Median daily rate £375 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £525 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 5
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +15.15%
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
901 962 1010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.57% 30.02% 33.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 668 679
Median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +3.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 68 47
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +17.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £55.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Finance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 July 2016.

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 26 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +1 198 £375 - 65
Wiltshire -2 160 £423 -0.58% 27
Gloucestershire -2 76 £375 -6.25% 35
Dorset +2 70 £393 -1.87% 17
Somerset +25 25 £358 -1.37% 14
Devon +18 25 £425 +38.88% 5
Cornwall +3 1 - - 2
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Finance.

1 214 (18.46%) Stakeholder Management
2 197 (17.00%) SQL
3 171 (14.75%) Business Intelligence
4 168 (14.50%) Banking
5 166 (14.32%) Project Management
6 151 (13.03%) Telecoms
7 148 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
8 146 (12.60%) Programme Management
9 144 (12.42%) SAP
10 137 (11.82%) Marketing
11 132 (11.39%) Microsoft
12 127 (10.96%) Manufacturing
13 122 (10.53%) Security Cleared
14 115 (9.92%) Digital Marketing
15 111 (9.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 111 (9.58%) Electronics
15 111 (9.58%) Oracle
16 110 (9.49%) Windows
17 98 (8.46%) Java
18 97 (8.37%) Migration
19 92 (7.94%) PRINCE2
20 90 (7.77%) MS Excel
21 89 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
22 75 (6.47%) Degree
23 74 (6.38%) SC Cleared
24 72 (6.21%) ITIL
25 70 (6.04%) SQL Server
25 70 (6.04%) Retail
26 62 (5.35%) HTML
27 61 (5.26%) Scrum

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 59 (5.09%) SharePoint
2 30 (2.59%) SAS
3 17 (1.47%) WebSphere
4 16 (1.38%) CMS
5 15 (1.29%) Skype for Business
6 13 (1.12%) Apache Spark
6 13 (1.12%) IIS
7 12 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (0.95%) Mule
9 10 (0.86%) MS Exchange
10 9 (0.78%) Mule ESB
11 7 (0.60%) Confluence
11 7 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.52%) MQSeries
13 5 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.43%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.35%) Apache
Applications
1 90 (7.77%) MS Excel
2 52 (4.49%) MS Office
3 27 (2.33%) MS Project
4 25 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (1.55%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.35%) SPSS
8 3 (0.26%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.086%) Revit
10 1 (0.086%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 111 (9.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 27 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 22 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
4 19 (1.64%) Unit4 Business World
5 15 (1.29%) Oracle Payables
6 13 (1.12%) Primavera
7 12 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
7 12 (1.04%) Oracle Receivables
8 11 (0.95%) Oracle iProcurement
9 8 (0.69%) Oracle Cash Management
9 8 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
10 7 (0.60%) SAP CO
10 7 (0.60%) SAP FI
10 7 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
11 6 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
11 6 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
11 6 (0.52%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 5 (0.43%) Oracle 11i
12 5 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
12 5 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 34 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (1.81%) Office 365
3 16 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 7 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.35%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.35%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.35%) SaaS
8 3 (0.26%) IaaS
8 3 (0.26%) PaaS
8 3 (0.26%) Taleo
9 1 (0.086%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.45%) Firewall
2 35 (3.02%) VPN
3 24 (2.07%) WAN
4 21 (1.81%) LAN
5 19 (1.64%) Network Security
5 19 (1.64%) TCP/IP
6 15 (1.29%) Internet
6 15 (1.29%) LDAP
7 14 (1.21%) DNS
8 11 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (0.95%) HTTPS
9 10 (0.86%) DHCP
9 10 (0.86%) HTTP
9 10 (0.86%) Wireless
10 9 (0.78%) Cisco ISE
10 9 (0.78%) IPsec
11 8 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (0.69%) SAN
11 8 (0.69%) Skype
12 7 (0.60%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (6.04%) SQL Server
2 54 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (2.33%) Oracle Database
4 25 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (1.98%) Big Data
6 20 (1.73%) Data Mining
7 16 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
9 11 (0.95%) Base SAS
9 11 (0.95%) MS Access
10 10 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
11 9 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (0.69%) Relational Database
13 6 (0.52%) MySQL
13 6 (0.52%) Oracle Discoverer
13 6 (0.52%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 23 (1.98%) Visual Studio
2 18 (1.55%) JIRA
3 17 (1.47%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.12%) Maven
4 13 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (0.95%) Selenium
6 8 (0.69%) Cucumber
6 8 (0.69%) LoadRunner
7 7 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (0.52%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.43%) ERwin
9 5 (0.43%) Gradle
9 5 (0.43%) JUnit
9 5 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.35%) IntelliJ
10 4 (0.35%) WebDriver
10 4 (0.35%) Zephyr
11 3 (0.26%) FinalBuilder
11 3 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 168 (14.50%) Banking
2 151 (13.03%) Telecoms
3 137 (11.82%) Marketing
4 127 (10.96%) Manufacturing
5 111 (9.58%) Electronics
6 70 (6.04%) Retail
7 27 (2.33%) Retail Banking
8 17 (1.47%) Financial Institution
9 11 (0.95%) General Ledger
10 8 (0.69%) Billing
10 8 (0.69%) Law
10 8 (0.69%) Legal
11 7 (0.60%) Back Office
12 6 (0.52%) Games
12 6 (0.52%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.52%) Military
13 5 (0.43%) Advertising
14 3 (0.26%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 321 (27.70%) Analyst
2 187 (16.13%) Developer
3 109 (9.40%) Project Manager
4 100 (8.63%) Business Analyst
5 89 (7.68%) Consultant
6 82 (7.08%) Architect
7 51 (4.40%) Test Analyst
8 49 (4.23%) Java Developer
9 37 (3.19%) SQL Developer
10 34 (2.93%) Data Analyst
10 34 (2.93%) PMO Analyst
11 33 (2.85%) Financial Analyst
12 30 (2.59%) Senior Analyst
13 28 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
14 27 (2.33%) .NET Developer
15 26 (2.24%) IT Analyst
16 25 (2.16%) Service Analyst
17 23 (1.98%) Designer
18 22 (1.90%) Security Analyst
18 22 (1.90%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (5.35%) HTML
2 59 (5.09%) .NET
3 51 (4.40%) CSS
4 32 (2.76%) Spring
5 31 (2.67%) Web Services
6 29 (2.50%) JSON
6 29 (2.50%) XML
7 28 (2.42%) SOAP
8 27 (2.33%) jQuery
9 26 (2.24%) ASP.NET
10 23 (1.98%) AngularJS
10 23 (1.98%) Hibernate
10 23 (1.98%) REST
11 22 (1.90%) Middleware
12 18 (1.55%) HTML5
13 17 (1.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 15 (1.29%) ASP.NET MVC
15 14 (1.21%) J2EE
15 14 (1.21%) WCF
16 13 (1.12%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 89 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (5.09%) Management Information System
3 45 (3.88%) Data Centre
4 35 (3.02%) Computer Science
5 19 (1.64%) User Experience
6 18 (1.55%) iPad
7 14 (1.21%) Mainframe
8 12 (1.04%) Blockchain
8 12 (1.04%) Virtual Team
9 9 (0.78%) Mobile App
10 8 (0.69%) Blackberry
10 8 (0.69%) e-Learning
10 8 (0.69%) NHS
10 8 (0.69%) Reference Data
11 7 (0.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 7 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.60%) Fat Client
11 7 (0.60%) Thin Client
12 6 (0.52%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 110 (9.49%) Windows
2 56 (4.83%) Linux
3 32 (2.76%) Windows Server
4 29 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (1.90%) Windows 7
7 20 (1.73%) Unix
8 19 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (1.04%) Windows 10
11 8 (0.69%) Android
11 8 (0.69%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.69%) Solaris
12 5 (0.43%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.35%) AIX
14 2 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.17%) zOS
15 1 (0.086%) CatOS
15 1 (0.086%) CentOS
15 1 (0.086%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (18.46%) Stakeholder Management
2 171 (14.75%) Business Intelligence
3 166 (14.32%) Project Management
4 148 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
5 146 (12.60%) Programme Management
6 115 (9.92%) Digital Marketing
7 97 (8.37%) Migration
8 92 (7.94%) PRINCE2
9 72 (6.21%) ITIL
10 61 (5.26%) Scrum
11 57 (4.92%) Risk Management
12 56 (4.83%) User Acceptance Testing
13 53 (4.57%) Data Analysis
14 50 (4.31%) Business Analysis
15 49 (4.23%) MVC
16 48 (4.14%) Change Management
17 43 (3.71%) Service Delivery
18 40 (3.45%) ERP
19 39 (3.36%) SDLC
19 39 (3.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 197 (17.00%) SQL
2 98 (8.46%) Java
3 47 (4.06%) C#
3 47 (4.06%) JavaScript
4 24 (2.07%) PowerShell
4 24 (2.07%) Python
5 23 (1.98%) PL/SQL
6 22 (1.90%) C++
6 22 (1.90%) VBA
7 18 (1.55%) C
8 13 (1.12%) MATLAB
8 13 (1.12%) T-SQL
8 13 (1.12%) VB
9 12 (1.04%) R
10 11 (0.95%) Shell Script
11 8 (0.69%) VB.NET
12 7 (0.60%) Perl
12 7 (0.60%) Ruby
12 7 (0.60%) VBScript
13 5 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 122 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 75 (6.47%) Degree
3 74 (6.38%) SC Cleared
4 37 (3.19%) DV Cleared
5 23 (1.98%) ISEB
6 19 (1.64%) CISSP
7 18 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (1.55%) ISTQB
8 13 (1.12%) CCNA
8 13 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (1.04%) PhD
10 11 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 9 (0.78%) APMP
11 9 (0.78%) CCNP
12 8 (0.69%) CEH
12 8 (0.69%) GIAC
12 8 (0.69%) PMI Certification
12 8 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (0.60%) CISM
13 7 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.62%) QA
2 27 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (2.24%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.38%) SLA
5 15 (1.29%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.43%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.26%) SEPA
9 2 (0.17%) Def Stans
9 2 (0.17%) HL7
9 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.17%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.086%) Basel II
10 1 (0.086%) COBIT
10 1 (0.086%) GAAP
10 1 (0.086%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.086%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.086%) ISO20022
10 1 (0.086%) TickIT
System Software
1 39 (3.36%) Active Directory
2 32 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.64%) XenApp
4 14 (1.21%) XenDesktop
5 9 (0.78%) VMware ESX
6 7 (0.60%) Firmware
6 7 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.52%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.52%) Samba
8 5 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.17%) ACF2
10 2 (0.17%) Docker
10 2 (0.17%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Clusterware
10 2 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.086%) RACF
11 1 (0.086%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (1.90%) SCCM
2 16 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.78%) Nagios
4 8 (0.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 8 (0.69%) NetBackup
4 8 (0.69%) Puppet
5 4 (0.35%) AirWatch
5 4 (0.35%) SCOM
5 4 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.26%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.26%) Control-M
6 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.26%) TeamSite
6 3 (0.26%) zSecure
7 2 (0.17%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.17%) QRadar
7 2 (0.17%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.086%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 144 (12.42%) SAP
2 132 (11.39%) Microsoft
3 111 (9.58%) Oracle
4 50 (4.31%) VMware
5 43 (3.71%) Cisco
6 21 (1.81%) CheckPoint
6 21 (1.81%) Citrix
6 21 (1.81%) HP
6 21 (1.81%) Teradata
7 18 (1.55%) Red Hat
8 17 (1.47%) F5
9 15 (1.29%) IBM
10 12 (1.04%) Nokia
11 11 (0.95%) NetApp
12 10 (0.86%) Intel Security
13 9 (0.78%) Forcepoint
14 8 (0.69%) BMC
14 8 (0.69%) Qualys
15 7 (0.60%) ArcSight
15 7 (0.60%) Cyber-Ark
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