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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 602 579 454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.09% 19.28% 22.21%
As % of the General category 62.58% 59.57% 63.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 449 332
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £519 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 13
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.63 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £25.10 £39.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.75 £16.89
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +11.01%
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
962 972 717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 30.50% 32.37% 35.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 677 463
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 54 24
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.84 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% +39.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.29 £18.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -1 212 £375 - 109
Wiltshire 0 195 £425 +1.19% 43
Gloucestershire -1 73 £406 +8.33% 32
Dorset +2 34 £400 +14.28% 29
Somerset +7 17 £375 +5.63% 9
Devon -18 13 £306 -32.00% 9
Cornwall +4 3 £300 +26.31% 5
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 238 (18.93%) Stakeholder Management
2 236 (18.77%) Banking
3 187 (14.88%) Project Management
4 179 (14.24%) Business Intelligence
5 167 (13.29%) SQL
6 164 (13.05%) SAP
6 164 (13.05%) Telecoms
7 147 (11.69%) Marketing
8 140 (11.14%) Programme Management
9 126 (10.02%) Retail
10 119 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
10 119 (9.47%) PRINCE2
11 111 (8.83%) Manufacturing
12 106 (8.43%) Digital Marketing
12 106 (8.43%) Security Cleared
13 103 (8.19%) Electronics
14 102 (8.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 101 (8.04%) DTV
16 99 (7.88%) Microsoft
17 96 (7.64%) Data Warehouse
18 92 (7.32%) Oracle
19 87 (6.92%) Business Analysis
20 79 (6.28%) SQL Server
21 75 (5.97%) Change Management
22 73 (5.81%) MS Excel
23 72 (5.73%) .NET
24 71 (5.65%) Java
25 70 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
26 66 (5.25%) Data Modelling
27 64 (5.09%) MS Project

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 59 (4.69%) SAS
2 29 (2.31%) SharePoint
3 21 (1.67%) Apache
4 18 (1.43%) IIS
5 16 (1.27%) Mule
6 15 (1.19%) WebSphere
7 10 (0.80%) JBoss
8 9 (0.72%) WebLogic
8 9 (0.72%) Mule ESB
9 8 (0.64%) CMS
10 7 (0.56%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.40%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.32%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.32%) Commerce Server
12 4 (0.32%) WebLogic Portal
12 4 (0.32%) Lync
12 4 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.24%) Liferay
13 3 (0.24%) Node.js
Applications
1 73 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 64 (5.09%) MS Project
3 48 (3.82%) MS Office
4 43 (3.42%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.40%) SPSS
7 4 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.16%) FastStats
9 2 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.080%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 102 (8.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
3 9 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
3 9 (0.72%) Agresso
4 8 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
5 7 (0.56%) SAP FI
5 7 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
5 7 (0.56%) SAP CO
6 6 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.40%) SAP HR
7 5 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.32%) Oracle AGIS
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.24%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
9 3 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.16%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.03%) Google Analytics
3 5 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.16%) SaaS
4 2 (0.16%) SmartFocus
4 2 (0.16%) Office 365
4 2 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.16%) CheetahMail
4 2 (0.16%) Pure360
4 2 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.080%) IBM PureFlex
5 1 (0.080%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.080%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.080%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.27%) Internet
2 15 (1.19%) Firewall
3 12 (0.95%) LAN
3 12 (0.95%) DNS
4 9 (0.72%) WAN
4 9 (0.72%) Network Security
5 7 (0.56%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.56%) VPN
6 5 (0.40%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.32%) MPLS
8 3 (0.24%) OSPF
8 3 (0.24%) BGP
8 3 (0.24%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.24%) IPsec
8 3 (0.24%) ATM
8 3 (0.24%) HTTP
8 3 (0.24%) IPv4
8 3 (0.24%) IPv6
8 3 (0.24%) SAN
8 3 (0.24%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (7.64%) Data Warehouse
2 79 (6.28%) SQL Server
3 22 (1.75%) MySQL
3 22 (1.75%) Relational Database
4 20 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (1.27%) Base SAS
6 14 (1.11%) MS Access
7 13 (1.03%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 13 (1.03%) BusinessObjects XI
8 10 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (0.80%) NoSQL
8 10 (0.80%) Oracle Database
9 9 (0.72%) Big Data
9 9 (0.72%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 9 (0.72%) Data Mining
10 8 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (0.64%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (1.27%) Git (software)
2 14 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (0.95%) Maven
3 12 (0.95%) ERwin
4 11 (0.88%) JUnit
4 11 (0.88%) Visual Studio
4 11 (0.88%) Axure RP
5 9 (0.72%) Subversion
6 6 (0.48%) JIRA
6 6 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
6 6 (0.48%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.40%) PHPUnit
8 3 (0.24%) FinalBuilder
8 3 (0.24%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.24%) NUnit
8 3 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.24%) Log4Net
8 3 (0.24%) Toad
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
General
1 236 (18.77%) Banking
2 164 (13.05%) Telecoms
3 147 (11.69%) Marketing
4 126 (10.02%) Retail
5 111 (8.83%) Manufacturing
6 103 (8.19%) Electronics
7 59 (4.69%) Retail Banking
8 27 (2.15%) Legal
9 17 (1.35%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.95%) Local Government
11 11 (0.88%) Military
11 11 (0.88%) Billing
12 10 (0.80%) Back Office
13 9 (0.72%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.56%) General Ledger
14 7 (0.56%) Games
14 7 (0.56%) Advertising
15 4 (0.32%) Law
16 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 366 (29.12%) Analyst
2 230 (18.30%) Business Analyst
3 176 (14.00%) Project Manager
4 170 (13.52%) Developer
5 91 (7.24%) Architect
6 72 (5.73%) Consultant
7 51 (4.06%) Senior Analyst
8 40 (3.18%) Senior Business Analyst
9 36 (2.86%) Designer
10 35 (2.78%) Data Analyst
11 32 (2.55%) Solutions Architect
11 32 (2.55%) Test Manager
12 31 (2.47%) Financial Business Analyst
13 29 (2.31%) Financial Services Business Analyst
14 28 (2.23%) Senior Manager
15 27 (2.15%) Test Analyst
16 25 (1.99%) Programme Manager
16 25 (1.99%) Java Developer
17 22 (1.75%) C# Developer
17 22 (1.75%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (5.73%) .NET
2 49 (3.90%) HTML
3 42 (3.34%) ASP.NET
3 42 (3.34%) XML
4 39 (3.10%) Web Services
5 34 (2.70%) CSS
6 29 (2.31%) Spring
7 28 (2.23%) jQuery
8 26 (2.07%) Middleware
9 23 (1.83%) Hibernate
9 23 (1.83%) Spring MVC
10 20 (1.59%) SOAP
11 18 (1.43%) JPA
11 18 (1.43%) REST
12 17 (1.35%) HTML5
12 17 (1.35%) .NET Framework
13 13 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (1.03%) J2EE
14 12 (0.95%) JSON
14 12 (0.95%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 101 (8.04%) DTV
2 70 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (2.55%) Data Centre
4 31 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 29 (2.31%) User Experience
6 14 (1.11%) NHS
7 12 (0.95%) Data Integration
8 9 (0.72%) Reference Data
9 8 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
9 8 (0.64%) Mobile App
9 8 (0.64%) Computer Science
9 8 (0.64%) Credit Risk
10 7 (0.56%) Online Banking
11 6 (0.48%) E-Learning
11 6 (0.48%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.40%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.32%) Statistics
13 4 (0.32%) DataPower
13 4 (0.32%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 53 (4.22%) Windows
2 50 (3.98%) Linux
3 28 (2.23%) UNIX
4 19 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (0.88%) CentOS
7 10 (0.80%) Windows 7
7 10 (0.80%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.48%) Android
10 6 (0.48%) AIX
10 6 (0.48%) Solaris
11 3 (0.24%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.24%) Fedora
11 3 (0.24%) Amazon Linux
12 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.16%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.080%) VME
13 1 (0.080%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (18.93%) Stakeholder Management
2 187 (14.88%) Project Management
3 179 (14.24%) Business Intelligence
4 140 (11.14%) Programme Management
5 119 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
5 119 (9.47%) PRINCE2
6 106 (8.43%) Digital Marketing
7 87 (6.92%) Business Analysis
8 75 (5.97%) Change Management
9 66 (5.25%) Data Modelling
10 61 (4.85%) ITIL
10 61 (4.85%) Risk Management
11 56 (4.46%) Migration
12 47 (3.74%) Data Analysis
13 42 (3.34%) MVC
13 42 (3.34%) Scrum
13 42 (3.34%) Change Control
14 41 (3.26%) Service Delivery
15 40 (3.18%) E-Commerce
16 39 (3.10%) UML
Programming Languages
1 167 (13.29%) SQL
2 71 (5.65%) Java
3 57 (4.53%) C#
4 43 (3.42%) JavaScript
5 32 (2.55%) VBA
6 26 (2.07%) T-SQL
7 21 (1.67%) C
7 21 (1.67%) PL/SQL
8 16 (1.27%) PHP
8 16 (1.27%) C++
9 13 (1.03%) VB
9 13 (1.03%) Shell Script
10 12 (0.95%) VB.NET
11 11 (0.88%) Python
12 9 (0.72%) Ruby
13 6 (0.48%) VB6
14 5 (0.40%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.32%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.32%) SAS Macro
16 3 (0.24%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 106 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 62 (4.93%) SC Cleared
3 44 (3.50%) Degree
4 35 (2.78%) DV Cleared
5 33 (2.63%) ISEB
6 29 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 18 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 15 (1.19%) PMI Certification
9 14 (1.11%) ACCA
10 13 (1.03%) PMP
11 12 (0.95%) CIMA
11 12 (0.95%) APMP
12 9 (0.72%) CISM
13 6 (0.48%) CISSP
14 5 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
14 5 (0.40%) ISTQB
15 4 (0.32%) MOS
15 4 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (0.32%) HNC
15 4 (0.32%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (2.94%) Solvency II
2 25 (1.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 19 (1.51%) SLA
4 18 (1.43%) Basel II
5 17 (1.35%) QA
6 15 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (1.11%) FINREP
8 13 (1.03%) Basel III
8 13 (1.03%) COREP
8 13 (1.03%) PCI DSS
9 10 (0.80%) FATCA
10 9 (0.72%) Data Quality
11 8 (0.64%) COBIT
12 4 (0.32%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 3 (0.24%) ISO 9000
13 3 (0.24%) HL7
13 3 (0.24%) P3O
14 1 (0.080%) COSO
14 1 (0.080%) TickIT
System Software
1 20 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.80%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (0.48%) XenDesktop
4 5 (0.40%) ISA Server
5 4 (0.32%) RACF
5 4 (0.32%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.32%) XenApp
5 4 (0.32%) Xen
6 2 (0.16%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.16%) GPFS
6 2 (0.16%) Ceph
7 1 (0.080%) iptables
7 1 (0.080%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.40%) Puppet
2 5 (0.40%) SCCM
2 5 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.24%) Oracle EDQ
3 3 (0.24%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.080%) CA LISA
5 1 (0.080%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.080%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.080%) Nagios
5 1 (0.080%) WSUS
5 1 (0.080%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.080%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.080%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 164 (13.05%) SAP
2 99 (7.88%) Microsoft
3 92 (7.32%) Oracle
4 49 (3.90%) Business Objects
5 32 (2.55%) IBM
6 26 (2.07%) Teradata
7 23 (1.83%) Cisco
8 20 (1.59%) VMware
9 17 (1.35%) Citrix
10 14 (1.11%) Google
11 12 (0.95%) Red Hat
11 12 (0.95%) Informatica
12 11 (0.88%) Zend
12 11 (0.88%) hybris
12 11 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (0.80%) CheckPoint
14 9 (0.72%) Tableau
15 8 (0.64%) Adobe
16 7 (0.56%) Cognos
16 7 (0.56%) AppSense
Bristol, Avon
Coal IT Services
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £650 - 750 per day + .
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
CHM Recruit
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £800 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £800 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
LA International
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
Posted: 6 days ago