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 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 3 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 693 390 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.90% 18.24% 23.06%
As % of the General category 61.88% 59.00% 58.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 300 526
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 £288 £275
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 17
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.67% -38.79%
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 £76.00
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
1120 661 1190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.78% 30.92% 39.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 470 779
Average daily rate £400 £396 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £497
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 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -39.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.16 £12.75 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.74 £40.90 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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 22 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 22 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 22 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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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 +1 246 £375 -3.84% 97
Wiltshire 0 230 £444 +4.41% 64
Gloucestershire +1 71 £390 +9.85% 50
Dorset -1 39 £313 -32.43% 17
Somerset +18 36 £393 +16.21% 14
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 22 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.

1 239 (18.67%) Banking
2 210 (16.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 172 (13.44%) Project Management
4 168 (13.13%) SQL
5 156 (12.19%) Agile Software Development
6 145 (11.33%) Retail
7 133 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
8 128 (10.00%) Microsoft
9 115 (8.98%) SAP
10 111 (8.67%) Oracle
11 101 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
12 100 (7.81%) PRINCE2
13 99 (7.73%) Telecoms
14 98 (7.66%) Security Cleared
15 96 (7.50%) Retail Banking
16 90 (7.03%) MS Excel
17 86 (6.72%) Change Management
18 85 (6.64%) Business Analysis
19 84 (6.56%) Marketing
20 83 (6.48%) Programme Management
21 82 (6.41%) Windows
22 76 (5.94%) SQL Server
23 74 (5.78%) SAS
24 70 (5.47%) Data Warehouse
25 66 (5.16%) Migration
26 64 (5.00%) Linux
27 61 (4.77%) Manufacturing
28 60 (4.69%) MS Project
28 60 (4.69%) SC Cleared
29 59 (4.61%) Digital Marketing

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (5.78%) SAS
2 41 (3.20%) SharePoint
3 24 (1.88%) Apache
4 13 (1.02%) CMS
5 12 (0.94%) WebSphere
6 11 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
7 10 (0.78%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.70%) MS Exchange
9 7 (0.55%) JBoss
9 7 (0.55%) WebLogic
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%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.16%) MS Project Server
13 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.16%) Lync
Applications
1 90 (7.03%) MS Excel
2 60 (4.69%) MS Project
3 52 (4.06%) MS Office
4 35 (2.73%) MS Visio
5 30 (2.34%) 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 (4.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (1.09%) Agresso
3 13 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
5 8 (0.63%) SAP FI
5 8 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.55%) BASE24
6 7 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
7 6 (0.47%) SAP GRC
7 6 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.39%) SAP CO
8 5 (0.39%) WebTrends
8 5 (0.39%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 4 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.94%) 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%) Force.com
6 1 (0.078%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.078%) CheetahMail
6 1 (0.078%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.34%) Firewall
2 27 (2.11%) Internet
3 22 (1.72%) TCP/IP
4 17 (1.33%) DNS
5 11 (0.86%) DHCP
6 7 (0.55%) LAN
6 7 (0.55%) SAN
6 7 (0.55%) Network Security
6 7 (0.55%) LTE
7 6 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (0.39%) WAN
8 5 (0.39%) WCDMA
8 5 (0.39%) Intranet
9 4 (0.31%) HTTP
10 3 (0.23%) ATM
10 3 (0.23%) VoIP
11 2 (0.16%) IMAP
11 2 (0.16%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.16%) NAS
11 2 (0.16%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 70 (5.47%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (2.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 37 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (2.73%) MySQL
5 30 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 28 (2.19%) Base SAS
7 27 (2.11%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 23 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 23 (1.80%) Oracle BI EE
9 21 (1.64%) Oracle Database
10 19 (1.48%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 17 (1.33%) OLAP
11 17 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
12 13 (1.02%) Relational Database
13 12 (0.94%) MS Access
14 11 (0.86%) Essbase
14 11 (0.86%) DB2
15 10 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
15 10 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (1.80%) Git (software)
2 20 (1.56%) Selenium
3 18 (1.41%) WebDriver
3 18 (1.41%) PHPUnit
4 15 (1.17%) WATIR
5 13 (1.02%) JMeter
6 9 (0.70%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.70%) QuickTest Pro
7 7 (0.55%) MSI
7 7 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.47%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.31%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.31%) Maven
9 4 (0.31%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (0.31%) RequisitePro
9 4 (0.31%) LoadRunner
9 4 (0.31%) Toad
9 4 (0.31%) JUnit
10 3 (0.23%) Subversion
10 3 (0.23%) Rational Rose
General
1 239 (18.67%) Banking
2 145 (11.33%) Retail
3 99 (7.73%) Telecoms
4 96 (7.50%) Retail Banking
5 84 (6.56%) Marketing
6 61 (4.77%) Manufacturing
7 54 (4.22%) Electronics
8 34 (2.66%) Legal
9 23 (1.80%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.86%) Back Office
11 8 (0.63%) Local Government
12 6 (0.47%) Law
13 5 (0.39%) Military
14 4 (0.31%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.31%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.31%) Publishing
15 3 (0.23%) Advertising
16 2 (0.16%) Front Office
16 2 (0.16%) Billing
17 1 (0.078%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 390 (30.47%) Analyst
2 194 (15.16%) Business Analyst
3 167 (13.05%) Project Manager
4 162 (12.66%) Developer
5 102 (7.97%) Architect
6 90 (7.03%) Consultant
7 63 (4.92%) Senior Analyst
8 47 (3.67%) Senior Business Analyst
8 47 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
9 43 (3.36%) PMO Analyst
10 40 (3.13%) Test Analyst
11 35 (2.73%) Data Analyst
11 35 (2.73%) Programme Manager
12 34 (2.66%) Senior Manager
13 27 (2.11%) Tester
14 24 (1.88%) Senior Project Manager
15 21 (1.64%) Java Developer
15 21 (1.64%) Test Manager
16 19 (1.48%) Technical Architect
17 17 (1.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (4.53%) .NET
2 39 (3.05%) HTML
3 35 (2.73%) jQuery
3 35 (2.73%) Web Services
4 23 (1.80%) HTML5
5 22 (1.72%) XML
6 20 (1.56%) CSS
7 18 (1.41%) Zend Framework
8 17 (1.33%) Spring
9 16 (1.25%) ASP.NET
9 16 (1.25%) Middleware
10 15 (1.17%) J2EE
11 10 (0.78%) .NET Framework
12 9 (0.70%) LAMP
13 8 (0.63%) JSON
14 7 (0.55%) RESTful
15 6 (0.47%) Hibernate
16 5 (0.39%) SAML
16 5 (0.39%) REST
16 5 (0.39%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 101 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (4.22%) DTV
3 42 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 32 (2.50%) Open Source
5 15 (1.17%) Mobile Banking
6 12 (0.94%) User Experience
6 12 (0.94%) Client/Server
7 8 (0.63%) Online Banking
8 7 (0.55%) Tandem
8 7 (0.55%) Mainframe
8 7 (0.55%) PMI
8 7 (0.55%) NHS
8 7 (0.55%) Digital Media
8 7 (0.55%) Reference Data
9 6 (0.47%) Data Structures
9 6 (0.47%) Computer Science
9 6 (0.47%) Data Integration
10 5 (0.39%) Replication
10 5 (0.39%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.39%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 82 (6.41%) Windows
2 64 (5.00%) Linux
3 40 (3.13%) UNIX
4 25 (1.95%) CentOS
5 22 (1.72%) 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 (0.55%) Fedora
10 6 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.23%) Solaris
11 3 (0.23%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.16%) Android
12 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.078%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.078%) AIX
13 1 (0.078%) OS/400
13 1 (0.078%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (16.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 172 (13.44%) Project Management
3 156 (12.19%) Agile Software Development
4 133 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
5 100 (7.81%) PRINCE2
6 86 (6.72%) Change Management
7 85 (6.64%) Business Analysis
8 83 (6.48%) Programme Management
9 66 (5.16%) Migration
10 59 (4.61%) Digital Marketing
11 56 (4.38%) ETL
12 55 (4.30%) Change Control
13 54 (4.22%) ITIL
14 53 (4.14%) Data Modelling
15 51 (3.98%) Risk Management
16 45 (3.52%) Data Analysis
17 44 (3.44%) User Acceptance Testing
18 43 (3.36%) Scrum
19 41 (3.20%) Business Transformation
20 36 (2.81%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 168 (13.13%) SQL
2 55 (4.30%) Java
3 38 (2.97%) JavaScript
4 37 (2.89%) C#
5 32 (2.50%) T-SQL
6 31 (2.42%) VBA
7 30 (2.34%) PHP
8 23 (1.80%) PL/SQL
9 20 (1.56%) C
10 19 (1.48%) VB
11 14 (1.09%) Perl
12 12 (0.94%) 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%) PHP5
15 4 (0.31%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.23%) C++
16 3 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 98 (7.66%) Security Cleared
2 60 (4.69%) SC Cleared
3 43 (3.36%) ISEB
4 42 (3.28%) Degree
5 19 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 19 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 17 (1.33%) CIMA
6 17 (1.33%) ACCA
7 16 (1.25%) DV Cleared
8 14 (1.09%) ISTQB
9 9 (0.70%) PMI Certification
10 8 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.55%) CISSP
11 7 (0.55%) APMP
12 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
14 4 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 3 (0.23%) MCSE
15 3 (0.23%) PMP
15 3 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.75%) Solvency II
2 38 (2.97%) QA
3 33 (2.58%) PCI DSS
4 24 (1.88%) SLA
5 17 (1.33%) Basel II
6 16 (1.25%) Basel III
7 14 (1.09%) FINREP
7 14 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 12 (0.94%) COREP
8 12 (0.94%) FATCA
9 7 (0.55%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.47%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (0.23%) MiFID
13 2 (0.16%) P3O
13 2 (0.16%) COBIT
14 1 (0.078%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.078%) HL7
System Software
1 22 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.47%) XenDesktop
3 6 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.23%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.23%) Shibboleth
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.16%) XenApp
5 2 (0.16%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.16%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.078%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.078%) RACF
Systems Management
1 17 (1.33%) 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%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.23%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.23%) SCOM
5 3 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.16%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.078%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 128 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 115 (8.98%) SAP
3 111 (8.67%) Oracle
4 43 (3.36%) Business Objects
5 23 (1.80%) IBM
6 22 (1.72%) Cisco
7 21 (1.64%) VMware
8 20 (1.56%) Citrix
9 19 (1.48%) Teradata
10 18 (1.41%) Zend
11 17 (1.33%) HP
11 17 (1.33%) 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 (0.63%) ICL
17 8 (0.63%) PeopleSoft
18 7 (0.55%) Juniper
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