The first 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 29 July 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 West 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 584 469 841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.10% 22.03% 27.52%
As % of the General category 56.98% 62.45% 62.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 348 641
Average daily rate
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£395 £395 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 13
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -36.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -20.00%
General Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1025 751 1344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.53% 35.27% 43.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 493 932
Average daily rate £385 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 26 62
Average hourly rate £33.50 £18.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.11% -48.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.75 £19.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £45.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -16.66%
Finance
England

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 29 July 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
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 29 July 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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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
Wiltshire 0 227 £425 +3.03% 44
Bristol 0 183 £350 -6.66% 94
Gloucestershire +1 59 £369 -5.44% 28
Dorset -3 40 £400 +0.94% 19
Devon +9 36 £450 +8.43% 6
Somerset -15 16 £325 +8.33% 21
Cornwall - 2 £306 -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 296 (24.28%) Banking
2 215 (17.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 214 (17.56%) SQL
4 172 (14.11%) Project Management
5 144 (11.81%) Retail
6 127 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
7 124 (10.17%) PRINCE2
8 120 (9.84%) Microsoft
9 107 (8.78%) Retail Banking
10 106 (8.70%) Oracle
10 106 (8.70%) SAP
11 105 (8.61%) SQL Server
12 97 (7.96%) Change Management
13 94 (7.71%) Business Analysis
14 91 (7.47%) Marketing
15 89 (7.30%) MS Excel
16 86 (7.05%) Telecoms
17 84 (6.89%) MS Project
17 84 (6.89%) .NET
18 79 (6.48%) Security Cleared
19 78 (6.40%) Windows
20 74 (6.07%) Data Warehouse
20 74 (6.07%) Migration
21 68 (5.58%) Java
22 63 (5.17%) Programme Management
23 61 (5.00%) Scrum
23 61 (5.00%) Data Modelling
24 55 (4.51%) VBA
24 55 (4.51%) SC Cleared
24 55 (4.51%) Degree

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 47 (3.86%) SharePoint
2 39 (3.20%) SAS
3 23 (1.89%) WebLogic
4 15 (1.23%) IIS
5 13 (1.07%) Tomcat
5 13 (1.07%) CMS
6 9 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
7 8 (0.66%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.57%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (0.49%) Apache
9 6 (0.49%) WebLogic Portal
9 6 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.41%) AquaLogic Service Bus
10 5 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.33%) Mule
11 4 (0.33%) Lync
12 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 89 (7.30%) MS Excel
2 84 (6.89%) MS Project
3 41 (3.36%) MS Office
4 34 (2.79%) MS Visio
5 33 (2.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.74%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.16%) SPSS
10 1 (0.082%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.082%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.082%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 46 (3.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (0.90%) Agresso
5 10 (0.82%) Google Analytics
6 8 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
6 8 (0.66%) WebTrends
6 8 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.41%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.33%) SAP CO
9 4 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
9 4 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.25%) MoSes
10 3 (0.25%) Summit
10 3 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.33%) SaaS
4 3 (0.25%) Office 365
4 3 (0.25%) Jelastic
4 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.082%) CheetahMail
5 1 (0.082%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.21%) Firewall
2 25 (2.05%) Internet
3 18 (1.48%) TCP/IP
4 16 (1.31%) DNS
5 11 (0.90%) SAN
6 10 (0.82%) Intranet
7 8 (0.66%) DHCP
8 6 (0.49%) HTTP
9 5 (0.41%) Network Security
9 5 (0.41%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (0.33%) NAS
11 3 (0.25%) Extranet
11 3 (0.25%) VPN
11 3 (0.25%) LDAP
11 3 (0.25%) ATM
12 2 (0.16%) Cisco PIX
12 2 (0.16%) LTE
12 2 (0.16%) Radio Access Network
13 1 (0.082%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (8.61%) SQL Server
2 74 (6.07%) Data Warehouse
3 48 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 46 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 36 (2.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 31 (2.54%) Oracle Database
7 25 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 23 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
9 22 (1.80%) Oracle BI EE
10 20 (1.64%) MS Access
11 18 (1.48%) OLAP
11 18 (1.48%) MySQL
11 18 (1.48%) Relational Database
12 13 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (1.07%) Data Mining
13 12 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 11 (0.90%) Essbase
14 11 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
14 11 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
14 11 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 19 (1.56%) Maven
1 19 (1.56%) Selenium
2 17 (1.39%) WebDriver
3 13 (1.07%) WATIR
3 13 (1.07%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (1.07%) JMeter
4 12 (0.98%) JUnit
4 12 (0.98%) Visual Studio
5 10 (0.82%) Subversion
6 7 (0.57%) Eclipse
6 7 (0.57%) Ant
6 7 (0.57%) LoadRunner
6 7 (0.57%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.49%) Cucumber
7 6 (0.49%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.41%) NuGet
8 5 (0.41%) ReSharper
8 5 (0.41%) JDeveloper
8 5 (0.41%) NUnit
General
1 296 (24.28%) Banking
2 144 (11.81%) Retail
3 107 (8.78%) Retail Banking
4 91 (7.47%) Marketing
5 86 (7.05%) Telecoms
6 53 (4.35%) Manufacturing
7 46 (3.77%) Electronics
8 31 (2.54%) Legal
9 16 (1.31%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.66%) Back Office
11 7 (0.57%) Advertising
12 6 (0.49%) Publishing
13 4 (0.33%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.33%) Local Government
14 3 (0.25%) Automotive
14 3 (0.25%) Law
14 3 (0.25%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.16%) Billing
15 2 (0.16%) Military
15 2 (0.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 398 (32.65%) Analyst
2 193 (15.83%) Business Analyst
3 175 (14.36%) Developer
4 162 (13.29%) Project Manager
5 79 (6.48%) Architect
5 79 (6.48%) Consultant
6 71 (5.82%) Senior Analyst
7 59 (4.84%) Senior Business Analyst
8 49 (4.02%) PMO Analyst
9 39 (3.20%) Java Developer
10 37 (3.04%) Test Analyst
11 36 (2.95%) Data Analyst
12 35 (2.87%) Solutions Architect
13 33 (2.71%) Programme Manager
14 26 (2.13%) Tester
15 20 (1.64%) Business Developer
15 20 (1.64%) Administrator
15 20 (1.64%) SQL Developer
16 19 (1.56%) .NET Developer
17 18 (1.48%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (6.89%) .NET
2 42 (3.45%) Spring
3 40 (3.28%) XML
4 39 (3.20%) HTML
5 38 (3.12%) Web Services
6 37 (3.04%) jQuery
7 34 (2.79%) CSS
8 28 (2.30%) J2EE
9 22 (1.80%) ASP.NET
10 21 (1.72%) Middleware
11 19 (1.56%) REST
12 16 (1.31%) JSON
12 16 (1.31%) SOAP
13 14 (1.15%) HTML5
14 13 (1.07%) RESTful
14 13 (1.07%) CSS3
14 13 (1.07%) Hibernate
15 12 (0.98%) JSF
15 12 (0.98%) Oracle Fusion
16 10 (0.82%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 46 (3.77%) DTV
2 35 (2.87%) Management Information System
3 14 (1.15%) Open Source
4 13 (1.07%) Mainframe
4 13 (1.07%) PMI
5 10 (0.82%) Digital Media
6 9 (0.74%) Mobile Banking
6 9 (0.74%) NHS
6 9 (0.74%) Online Banking
7 8 (0.66%) Replication
7 8 (0.66%) Mobile Payment
8 7 (0.57%) SWIFT
8 7 (0.57%) N-Tier
8 7 (0.57%) Economics
9 6 (0.49%) Statistics
9 6 (0.49%) Clustering
10 5 (0.41%) Blackberry
10 5 (0.41%) APACS
10 5 (0.41%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.41%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 78 (6.40%) Windows
2 49 (4.02%) Linux
3 39 (3.20%) UNIX
4 23 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (1.07%) Windows 7
6 10 (0.82%) Apple iOS
6 10 (0.82%) Android
6 10 (0.82%) Solaris
7 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.33%) Windows XP
8 4 (0.33%) Fedora
8 4 (0.33%) CentOS
8 4 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.25%) AIX
10 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.082%) pSOS
11 1 (0.082%) zOS
11 1 (0.082%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.082%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (17.64%) Stakeholder Management
2 172 (14.11%) Project Management
3 127 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
4 124 (10.17%) PRINCE2
5 97 (7.96%) Change Management
6 94 (7.71%) Business Analysis
7 74 (6.07%) Migration
8 63 (5.17%) Programme Management
9 61 (5.00%) Scrum
9 61 (5.00%) Data Modelling
10 53 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
11 52 (4.27%) Digital Marketing
11 52 (4.27%) Change Control
12 51 (4.18%) Agile Software Development
13 47 (3.86%) GAP Analysis
14 46 (3.77%) Data Analysis
15 45 (3.69%) Requirements Analysis
16 44 (3.61%) UML
17 43 (3.53%) ITIL
18 42 (3.45%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 214 (17.56%) SQL
2 68 (5.58%) Java
3 55 (4.51%) VBA
4 47 (3.86%) JavaScript
5 43 (3.53%) C#
6 34 (2.79%) T-SQL
7 31 (2.54%) PL/SQL
8 17 (1.39%) VB
9 15 (1.23%) VB.NET
9 15 (1.23%) C
9 15 (1.23%) PowerShell
10 11 (0.90%) PHP
11 10 (0.82%) VBScript
12 8 (0.66%) Ruby
13 7 (0.57%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.49%) Perl
15 5 (0.41%) Python
15 5 (0.41%) XQuery
16 4 (0.33%) PHP5
17 3 (0.25%) VB6
Qualifications
1 79 (6.48%) Security Cleared
2 55 (4.51%) Degree
2 55 (4.51%) SC Cleared
3 51 (4.18%) ISEB
4 30 (2.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 23 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 18 (1.48%) PMI Certification
7 17 (1.39%) ACCA
7 17 (1.39%) ISTQB
8 16 (1.31%) CIMA
9 13 (1.07%) PMP
10 11 (0.90%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.49%) CISSP
11 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 4 (0.33%) APMP
13 3 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.25%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.20%) Solvency II
2 33 (2.71%) QA
3 29 (2.38%) PCI DSS
4 24 (1.97%) Basel III
5 20 (1.64%) Basel II
6 19 (1.56%) FINREP
7 17 (1.39%) COREP
7 17 (1.39%) SLA
8 11 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.66%) FATCA
10 6 (0.49%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.41%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.33%) CRD IV
13 3 (0.25%) MiFID
14 2 (0.16%) COBIT
14 2 (0.16%) ISO 14001
15 1 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 1 (0.082%) P3O
System Software
1 23 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.49%) XenDesktop
4 5 (0.41%) vSphere
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.25%) NFS
6 3 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.25%) XenApp
7 2 (0.16%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.082%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.082%) Xen
8 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.082%) RACF
8 1 (0.082%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.082%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (0.49%) SCCM
4 3 (0.25%) SCOM
4 3 (0.25%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.16%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.16%) WSUS
6 1 (0.082%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.082%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.082%) Control-M
6 1 (0.082%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.082%) SCSM
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 120 (9.84%) Microsoft
2 106 (8.70%) Oracle
2 106 (8.70%) SAP
3 52 (4.27%) Business Objects
4 20 (1.64%) IBM
5 16 (1.31%) Cisco
5 16 (1.31%) Teradata
6 15 (1.23%) HP
7 14 (1.15%) VMware
8 12 (0.98%) McAfee
8 12 (0.98%) Cognos
8 12 (0.98%) Citrix
8 12 (0.98%) Informatica
9 11 (0.90%) Hyperion
10 10 (0.82%) Google
10 10 (0.82%) JBoss
11 9 (0.74%) Unisys
11 9 (0.74%) Red Hat
11 9 (0.74%) ICL
12 7 (0.57%) Qualys
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £550 - £601 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 3 hours ago
South West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 - £225.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £380.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Online Media Experts - New Look
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
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