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 3 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 591 584 482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.36% 19.74% 23.85%
As % of the General category 63.14% 60.52% 65.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 452 354
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 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £379
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 13
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +35.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.56 £9.95 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.65 £25.40 £29.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.66 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.62% -
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
936 965 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 30.67% 32.62% 36.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 658 483
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 59 31
Average hourly rate £34.45 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £20.30 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.16% -2.00%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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 +1 211 £375 - 84
Wiltshire 0 189 £425 +3.03% 41
Gloucestershire -2 57 £413 +10.00% 32
Dorset -2 38 £400 +6.66% 24
Somerset +4 24 £425 +19.71% 10
Devon -15 8 £325 -25.11% 6
Cornwall - 3 £325 -
Avon -1 1 £180 -40.00%
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 240 (19.64%) Banking
2 238 (19.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 167 (13.67%) SAP
4 161 (13.18%) Telecoms
5 158 (12.93%) Project Management
6 145 (11.87%) Business Intelligence
7 140 (11.46%) Marketing
8 137 (11.21%) Programme Management
9 132 (10.80%) Retail
10 129 (10.56%) SQL
11 113 (9.25%) Agile Software Development
12 107 (8.76%) Manufacturing
12 107 (8.76%) Security Cleared
13 105 (8.59%) Digital Marketing
14 104 (8.51%) PRINCE2
15 101 (8.27%) Electronics
16 100 (8.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
17 99 (8.10%) DTV
18 96 (7.86%) Microsoft
19 94 (7.69%) Business Analysis
20 73 (5.97%) Java
20 73 (5.97%) Change Management
21 72 (5.89%) Oracle
22 69 (5.65%) MS Excel
22 69 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
22 69 (5.65%) Retail Banking
23 67 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
24 64 (5.24%) SC Cleared
25 61 (4.99%) SQL Server
26 57 (4.66%) Data Modelling

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 48 (3.93%) SAS
2 30 (2.45%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.47%) Apache
3 18 (1.47%) WebSphere
4 16 (1.31%) Mule
5 15 (1.23%) IIS
6 9 (0.74%) CMS
6 9 (0.74%) Mule ESB
7 7 (0.57%) JBoss
8 6 (0.49%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.49%) Lync
9 5 (0.41%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.33%) WebLogic Portal
10 4 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.33%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.25%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.25%) Commerce Server
12 2 (0.16%) iPlanet
12 2 (0.16%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 69 (5.65%) MS Excel
2 55 (4.50%) MS Project
3 51 (4.17%) MS Office
4 45 (3.68%) MS Visio
5 25 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.57%) SPSS
8 4 (0.33%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.16%) InDesign
10 2 (0.16%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 100 (8.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.90%) Oracle Payables
3 9 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
4 7 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
4 7 (0.57%) SAP CO
4 7 (0.57%) Agresso
4 7 (0.57%) SAP FI
4 7 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.33%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.33%) Oracle AGIS
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.25%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.16%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.82%) Google Analytics
3 8 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.49%) Adobe Analytics
5 4 (0.33%) Office 365
6 3 (0.25%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.25%) SaaS
7 2 (0.16%) SmartFocus
7 2 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.16%) CheetahMail
7 2 (0.16%) Pure360
8 1 (0.082%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.64%) Internet
2 14 (1.15%) Network Security
3 13 (1.06%) Firewall
3 13 (1.06%) LAN
4 10 (0.82%) WAN
5 8 (0.65%) VPN
5 8 (0.65%) DNS
6 7 (0.57%) Ethernet
7 5 (0.41%) MPLS
8 4 (0.33%) OSPF
8 4 (0.33%) BGP
8 4 (0.33%) IPv4
8 4 (0.33%) IPv6
8 4 (0.33%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.33%) H.323
8 4 (0.33%) IPsec
9 3 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.25%) SAN
10 2 (0.16%) ATM
10 2 (0.16%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
2 61 (4.99%) SQL Server
3 26 (2.13%) MySQL
4 20 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (1.31%) Base SAS
6 14 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (1.06%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 13 (1.06%) MS Access
7 13 (1.06%) Relational Database
8 12 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (0.82%) Data Mining
9 10 (0.82%) Oracle Database
9 10 (0.82%) NoSQL
9 10 (0.82%) Big Data
10 9 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (0.65%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 19 (1.55%) Git (software)
2 12 (0.98%) Maven
3 11 (0.90%) JUnit
4 10 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (0.74%) PHPUnit
5 9 (0.74%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.65%) ERwin
6 8 (0.65%) Subversion
7 7 (0.57%) Axure RP
8 6 (0.49%) JIRA
9 5 (0.41%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.25%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.25%) Log4Net
10 3 (0.25%) Toad
11 2 (0.16%) JMeter
11 2 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.16%) WATIR
11 2 (0.16%) Selenium
General
1 240 (19.64%) Banking
2 161 (13.18%) Telecoms
3 140 (11.46%) Marketing
4 132 (10.80%) Retail
5 107 (8.76%) Manufacturing
6 101 (8.27%) Electronics
7 69 (5.65%) Retail Banking
8 25 (2.05%) Legal
9 15 (1.23%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.98%) Back Office
10 12 (0.98%) Local Government
11 11 (0.90%) Billing
12 9 (0.74%) Military
13 8 (0.65%) General Ledger
14 7 (0.57%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.49%) Advertising
16 5 (0.41%) Games
16 5 (0.41%) Law
17 3 (0.25%) Publishing
18 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 362 (29.62%) Analyst
2 231 (18.90%) Business Analyst
3 173 (14.16%) Project Manager
4 149 (12.19%) Developer
5 94 (7.69%) Architect
6 61 (4.99%) Consultant
7 55 (4.50%) Senior Analyst
8 41 (3.36%) Senior Business Analyst
9 37 (3.03%) Designer
10 36 (2.95%) Solutions Architect
11 35 (2.86%) Test Manager
12 33 (2.70%) Financial Business Analyst
13 32 (2.62%) Financial Services Business Analyst
14 29 (2.37%) Data Analyst
15 27 (2.21%) Programme Manager
16 25 (2.05%) Test Analyst
16 25 (2.05%) Senior Manager
17 24 (1.96%) Java Developer
18 23 (1.88%) PMO Analyst
19 21 (1.72%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (4.50%) HTML
2 47 (3.85%) .NET
3 43 (3.52%) Web Services
4 41 (3.36%) XML
5 33 (2.70%) jQuery
6 32 (2.62%) Spring
7 29 (2.37%) CSS
8 25 (2.05%) ASP.NET
9 23 (1.88%) Spring MVC
10 22 (1.80%) HTML5
10 22 (1.80%) Hibernate
11 21 (1.72%) Middleware
12 18 (1.47%) JPA
13 17 (1.39%) REST
14 15 (1.23%) SOAP
15 14 (1.15%) .NET Framework
16 12 (0.98%) JSON
16 12 (0.98%) Doctrine
17 9 (0.74%) Zend Framework
18 8 (0.65%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 99 (8.10%) DTV
2 67 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (2.37%) Management Information System
4 27 (2.21%) Data Centre
5 24 (1.96%) User Experience
6 17 (1.39%) NHS
7 13 (1.06%) Data Integration
8 12 (0.98%) Mobile Banking
9 9 (0.74%) Reference Data
9 9 (0.74%) Online Banking
9 9 (0.74%) Credit Risk
10 8 (0.65%) Computer Science
11 7 (0.57%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.41%) Cryptography
13 5 (0.41%) Mainframe
14 4 (0.33%) Thin Client
14 4 (0.33%) Blackberry
14 4 (0.33%) PMI
14 4 (0.33%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 54 (4.42%) Linux
2 45 (3.68%) Windows
3 17 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (1.31%) CentOS
4 16 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (0.98%) UNIX
6 10 (0.82%) Windows 7
6 10 (0.82%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.65%) Solaris
8 7 (0.57%) AIX
8 7 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.41%) Android
11 4 (0.33%) Fedora
12 3 (0.25%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.25%) Amazon Linux
13 2 (0.16%) zOS
13 2 (0.16%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.082%) VME
14 1 (0.082%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (19.48%) Stakeholder Management
2 158 (12.93%) Project Management
3 145 (11.87%) Business Intelligence
4 137 (11.21%) Programme Management
5 113 (9.25%) Agile Software Development
6 105 (8.59%) Digital Marketing
7 104 (8.51%) PRINCE2
8 94 (7.69%) Business Analysis
9 73 (5.97%) Change Management
10 57 (4.66%) Data Modelling
11 56 (4.58%) ITIL
12 55 (4.50%) Risk Management
13 53 (4.34%) Migration
14 47 (3.85%) E-Commerce
15 43 (3.52%) UML
15 43 (3.52%) Business Transformation
16 40 (3.27%) Change Control
17 38 (3.11%) GAP Analysis
18 37 (3.03%) Scrum
19 36 (2.95%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 129 (10.56%) SQL
2 73 (5.97%) Java
3 44 (3.60%) JavaScript
4 42 (3.44%) C#
5 30 (2.45%) VBA
6 23 (1.88%) PHP
7 21 (1.72%) T-SQL
8 19 (1.55%) C
9 17 (1.39%) Python
10 14 (1.15%) VB
11 12 (0.98%) C++
11 12 (0.98%) Ruby
12 9 (0.74%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.41%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.41%) VB6
13 5 (0.41%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.33%) SAS Macro
15 3 (0.25%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.25%) Go
15 3 (0.25%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 107 (8.76%) Security Cleared
2 64 (5.24%) SC Cleared
3 38 (3.11%) Degree
4 34 (2.78%) DV Cleared
5 31 (2.54%) ISEB
6 24 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 16 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 15 (1.23%) PMI Certification
9 14 (1.15%) ACCA
9 14 (1.15%) CIMA
10 12 (0.98%) PMP
11 10 (0.82%) APMP
12 8 (0.65%) CISM
13 6 (0.49%) CISSP
14 5 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.41%) CCNP
14 5 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
14 5 (0.41%) ISTQB
14 5 (0.41%) MOS
15 4 (0.33%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.27%) Solvency II
2 23 (1.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 16 (1.31%) QA
4 15 (1.23%) Basel II
4 15 (1.23%) SLA
4 15 (1.23%) FINREP
5 14 (1.15%) COREP
6 13 (1.06%) Basel III
6 13 (1.06%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.90%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.90%) FATCA
7 11 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.49%) COBIT
9 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 3 (0.25%) P3O
9 3 (0.25%) HL7
10 2 (0.16%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.16%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.082%) TickIT
System Software
1 19 (1.55%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.82%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (0.49%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.33%) Xen
5 4 (0.33%) XenApp
5 4 (0.33%) RACF
5 4 (0.33%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.16%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.16%) GPFS
6 2 (0.16%) Ceph
6 2 (0.16%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.082%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.49%) Puppet
4 3 (0.25%) SCCM
4 3 (0.25%) SCVMM
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle EDQ
5 2 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.16%) TrustSec
5 2 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.082%) WSUS
6 1 (0.082%) Windows Intune
6 1 (0.082%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.082%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.082%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.082%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 167 (13.67%) SAP
2 96 (7.86%) Microsoft
3 72 (5.89%) Oracle
4 32 (2.62%) Business Objects
5 31 (2.54%) IBM
6 25 (2.05%) Cisco
7 23 (1.88%) VMware
8 20 (1.64%) Citrix
9 18 (1.47%) Teradata
10 15 (1.23%) Zend
11 13 (1.06%) hybris
12 12 (0.98%) Informatica
13 11 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (0.82%) Google
15 9 (0.74%) Red Hat
16 8 (0.65%) Unisys
16 8 (0.65%) Adobe
16 8 (0.65%) CheckPoint
17 7 (0.57%) AppSense
17 7 (0.57%) Juniper
Devon
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £449 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 7 hours ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £25.00 - £45.00 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
Swindon
KDR Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Connectus
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
The Curve Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago