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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 587 585 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.34% 19.07% 21.80%
As % of the General category 60.83% 57.02% 62.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 457 344
Average daily rate
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£400 £394 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -0.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £269 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £516 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 11
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £20.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -
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
965 1026 745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 30.16% 33.44% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 685 484
Average daily rate £400 £385 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £504 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 50 26
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% +80.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 +1 199 £375 +7.14% 87
Wiltshire 0 184 £425 - 47
Gloucestershire +1 85 £400 +10.34% 32
Dorset +1 37 £400 - 13
Somerset +6 18 £369 +15.23% 9
Devon -12 17 £306 -32.00% 15
Cornwall +4 2 £265 -13.46% 2
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 235 (18.94%) Stakeholder Management
2 234 (18.86%) Banking
3 190 (15.31%) Business Intelligence
4 189 (15.23%) Project Management
5 186 (14.99%) SQL
6 161 (12.97%) SAP
7 160 (12.89%) Telecoms
8 150 (12.09%) Marketing
9 141 (11.36%) Programme Management
10 122 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
11 118 (9.51%) Retail
12 116 (9.35%) PRINCE2
13 111 (8.94%) Manufacturing
14 107 (8.62%) Digital Marketing
15 104 (8.38%) Electronics
16 103 (8.30%) Security Cleared
17 102 (8.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
17 102 (8.22%) DTV
18 93 (7.49%) Microsoft
19 92 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
20 91 (7.33%) Oracle
21 81 (6.53%) .NET
21 81 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
22 80 (6.45%) SQL Server
23 77 (6.20%) Business Analysis
24 73 (5.88%) Change Management
25 69 (5.56%) MS Excel
26 68 (5.48%) Java
27 65 (5.24%) MS Project
28 64 (5.16%) SC Cleared

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 51 (4.11%) SAS
2 28 (2.26%) SharePoint
3 26 (2.10%) Apache
4 22 (1.77%) IIS
5 15 (1.21%) Mule
6 13 (1.05%) WebSphere
7 12 (0.97%) WebLogic
8 10 (0.81%) CMS
9 9 (0.73%) JBoss
10 7 (0.56%) Mule ESB
11 6 (0.48%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.40%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (0.32%) Node.js
13 4 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.32%) Commerce Server
13 4 (0.32%) WebLogic Portal
14 3 (0.24%) MQSeries
14 3 (0.24%) Lync
14 3 (0.24%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 69 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 65 (5.24%) MS Project
3 42 (3.38%) MS Office
4 41 (3.30%) MS Visio
5 26 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.48%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.40%) SPSS
8 4 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.16%) FastStats
11 1 (0.081%) InDesign
11 1 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 102 (8.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.81%) Agresso
2 10 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
3 9 (0.73%) Oracle Receivables
3 9 (0.73%) Oracle General Ledger
3 9 (0.73%) SAP FI/CO
3 9 (0.73%) SAP FI
3 9 (0.73%) SAP CO
4 7 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.40%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (0.32%) Oracle AGIS
6 4 (0.32%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.24%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (0.97%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
4 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.16%) Office 365
5 2 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.16%) CheetahMail
5 2 (0.16%) Pure360
5 2 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.16%) SmartFocus
6 1 (0.081%) IBM PureFlex
6 1 (0.081%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.081%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.081%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.13%) Internet
2 12 (0.97%) Network Security
3 11 (0.89%) Firewall
3 11 (0.89%) LAN
4 10 (0.81%) DNS
5 8 (0.64%) WAN
5 8 (0.64%) VPN
6 6 (0.48%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.40%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.32%) HTTP
8 4 (0.32%) IPv4
8 4 (0.32%) IPv6
8 4 (0.32%) MPLS
8 4 (0.32%) OSPF
8 4 (0.32%) BGP
8 4 (0.32%) IPsec
8 4 (0.32%) H.323
9 2 (0.16%) DPNSS
9 2 (0.16%) QSIG
9 2 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
2 80 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 56 (4.51%) BusinessObjects
4 23 (1.85%) MySQL
5 22 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (1.69%) Relational Database
7 20 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (1.13%) Base SAS
9 14 (1.13%) MS Access
10 13 (1.05%) BusinessObjects XI
11 12 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
13 10 (0.81%) Data Mining
14 9 (0.73%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
14 9 (0.73%) Oracle Database
14 9 (0.73%) NoSQL
15 8 (0.64%) Big Data
15 8 (0.64%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 19 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (1.37%) Git (software)
3 12 (0.97%) ERwin
4 11 (0.89%) Maven
4 11 (0.89%) Visual Studio
5 10 (0.81%) Axure RP
6 9 (0.73%) JUnit
7 8 (0.64%) Jenkins
7 8 (0.64%) Subversion
8 7 (0.56%) JIRA
9 6 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
10 5 (0.40%) PHPUnit
11 4 (0.32%) NUnit
11 4 (0.32%) Toad
12 3 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.24%) Selenium
12 3 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.24%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.24%) Rhino Mocks
12 3 (0.24%) FinalBuilder
General
1 234 (18.86%) Banking
2 160 (12.89%) Telecoms
3 150 (12.09%) Marketing
4 118 (9.51%) Retail
5 111 (8.94%) Manufacturing
6 104 (8.38%) Electronics
7 59 (4.75%) Retail Banking
8 28 (2.26%) Legal
9 22 (1.77%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.97%) Billing
11 10 (0.81%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.81%) Back Office
11 10 (0.81%) Local Government
12 9 (0.73%) Advertising
12 9 (0.73%) Games
13 8 (0.64%) Military
13 8 (0.64%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.32%) Law
15 3 (0.24%) Publishing
15 3 (0.24%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 353 (28.44%) Analyst
2 215 (17.32%) Business Analyst
3 183 (14.75%) Developer
4 176 (14.18%) Project Manager
5 77 (6.20%) Consultant
6 74 (5.96%) Architect
7 45 (3.63%) Senior Analyst
8 41 (3.30%) Designer
9 40 (3.22%) Data Analyst
10 35 (2.82%) Senior Business Analyst
11 28 (2.26%) Test Analyst
12 27 (2.18%) Test Manager
13 26 (2.10%) Solutions Architect
13 26 (2.10%) PMO Analyst
14 23 (1.85%) C# Developer
14 23 (1.85%) Financial Business Analyst
15 22 (1.77%) Java Developer
15 22 (1.77%) Senior Manager
15 22 (1.77%) Administrator
15 22 (1.77%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (6.53%) .NET
2 52 (4.19%) HTML
3 45 (3.63%) ASP.NET
4 44 (3.55%) XML
5 39 (3.14%) Web Services
6 33 (2.66%) CSS
7 26 (2.10%) Middleware
7 26 (2.10%) jQuery
8 24 (1.93%) Spring
9 22 (1.77%) SOAP
10 21 (1.69%) .NET Framework
11 20 (1.61%) Hibernate
11 20 (1.61%) Spring MVC
12 19 (1.53%) REST
13 17 (1.37%) HTML5
13 17 (1.37%) JPA
14 12 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (0.97%) JSON
15 11 (0.89%) J2EE
16 10 (0.81%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 102 (8.22%) DTV
2 81 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (2.74%) User Experience
4 28 (2.26%) Data Centre
5 27 (2.18%) Management Information System
6 14 (1.13%) NHS
7 10 (0.81%) Mobile App
7 10 (0.81%) Data Integration
8 9 (0.73%) Reference Data
9 8 (0.64%) Statistics
9 8 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
10 7 (0.56%) Online Banking
10 7 (0.56%) Mathematics
10 7 (0.56%) Credit Risk
11 6 (0.48%) E-Learning
11 6 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.40%) iPhone
12 5 (0.40%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.40%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (0.40%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 52 (4.19%) Windows
1 52 (4.19%) Linux
2 29 (2.34%) UNIX
3 21 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (1.05%) CentOS
6 11 (0.89%) Apple iOS
7 10 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.73%) Android
8 9 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.64%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.48%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.48%) AIX
10 6 (0.48%) Solaris
11 3 (0.24%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.24%) Amazon Linux
12 2 (0.16%) Fedora
12 2 (0.16%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.081%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.081%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (18.94%) Stakeholder Management
2 190 (15.31%) Business Intelligence
3 189 (15.23%) Project Management
4 141 (11.36%) Programme Management
5 122 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
6 116 (9.35%) PRINCE2
7 107 (8.62%) Digital Marketing
8 77 (6.20%) Business Analysis
9 73 (5.88%) Change Management
10 63 (5.08%) Data Modelling
11 59 (4.75%) Risk Management
12 56 (4.51%) Migration
12 56 (4.51%) Data Analysis
12 56 (4.51%) ITIL
13 49 (3.95%) Scrum
14 48 (3.87%) Service Delivery
15 42 (3.38%) Change Control
16 41 (3.30%) Configuration Management
17 38 (3.06%) E-Commerce
17 38 (3.06%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 186 (14.99%) SQL
2 68 (5.48%) Java
3 63 (5.08%) C#
4 44 (3.55%) JavaScript
5 32 (2.58%) T-SQL
5 32 (2.58%) VBA
6 23 (1.85%) C++
7 22 (1.77%) C
8 20 (1.61%) PL/SQL
9 16 (1.29%) Shell Script
10 15 (1.21%) VB
10 15 (1.21%) PHP
11 12 (0.97%) VB.NET
12 10 (0.81%) Python
13 9 (0.73%) VB6
14 8 (0.64%) Ruby
15 6 (0.48%) Objective-C
15 6 (0.48%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.40%) PowerShell
17 4 (0.32%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 103 (8.30%) Security Cleared
2 64 (5.16%) SC Cleared
3 43 (3.46%) Degree
4 34 (2.74%) ISEB
5 33 (2.66%) DV Cleared
6 28 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 20 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 15 (1.21%) PMI Certification
9 14 (1.13%) PMP
10 12 (0.97%) APMP
11 11 (0.89%) ACCA
12 10 (0.81%) CIMA
13 6 (0.48%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.32%) MOS
14 4 (0.32%) JNCIS
14 4 (0.32%) CISM
14 4 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
14 4 (0.32%) HNC
14 4 (0.32%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.74%) Solvency II
2 20 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 18 (1.45%) SLA
3 18 (1.45%) QA
4 17 (1.37%) Basel II
5 15 (1.21%) PCI DSS
6 13 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (1.05%) FINREP
7 12 (0.97%) COREP
7 12 (0.97%) Basel III
8 8 (0.64%) FATCA
9 6 (0.48%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.32%) COBIT
10 4 (0.32%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.24%) HL7
11 3 (0.24%) P3O
12 2 (0.16%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.081%) TickIT
13 1 (0.081%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.081%) COSO
System Software
1 19 (1.53%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.64%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.48%) XenDesktop
5 5 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.40%) ISA Server
6 4 (0.32%) RACF
6 4 (0.32%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.32%) XenApp
7 3 (0.24%) Xen
8 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.16%) GPFS
8 2 (0.16%) Ceph
8 2 (0.16%) iptables
8 2 (0.16%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.081%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.081%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.40%) Puppet
3 4 (0.32%) SCCM
3 4 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.32%) zSecure
4 3 (0.24%) Oracle EDQ
5 2 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (0.16%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.16%) Ganglia
5 2 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.16%) Nagios
6 1 (0.081%) WSUS
6 1 (0.081%) Windows Intune
6 1 (0.081%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.081%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.081%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.081%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 161 (12.97%) SAP
2 93 (7.49%) Microsoft
3 91 (7.33%) Oracle
4 29 (2.34%) IBM
5 27 (2.18%) Teradata
6 18 (1.45%) VMware
7 15 (1.21%) Red Hat
7 15 (1.21%) Cisco
8 14 (1.13%) Citrix
9 13 (1.05%) Google
10 12 (0.97%) Zend
11 11 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (0.81%) Cognos
12 10 (0.81%) Tableau
13 9 (0.73%) hybris
13 9 (0.73%) Informatica
14 7 (0.56%) Adobe
14 7 (0.56%) Splunk
15 6 (0.48%) Ektron
15 6 (0.48%) HP
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Safran
Posted: 4 hours ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £325 - 425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £501550 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £500 per day + .
Posted: 2 days ago
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Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Network Compucare Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
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Rate: £500 - £550 per week
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Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: £500 - £560 Per Day
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Bristol, Avon
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Rate: £350 - £425 per day
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