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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 641 642 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.88% 20.15% 22.17%
As % of the General category 66.08% 60.40% 64.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 474 379
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 £297 £289 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 10
Average hourly rate £24.25 £24.50 £24.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £11.88 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.88 £45.00 £29.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.75 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-6.32% +1.85%
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
970 1063 785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.60% 33.36% 34.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 661 526
Average daily rate £400 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 54 29
Average hourly rate £36.40 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.62% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £19.80 £14.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.00% -3.84%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +2 228 £375 -2.91% 102
Wiltshire 0 205 £425 +6.25% 48
Gloucestershire -4 61 £400 +6.66% 25
Somerset +5 36 £425 +15.64% 8
Dorset -4 34 £470 +4.50% 21
Devon +3 19 £363 -9.37% 7
Cornwall 0 2 £350 -
Avon -1 1 £180 -40.00%
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 266 (20.67%) Banking
2 258 (20.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 161 (12.51%) Project Management
4 151 (11.73%) Telecoms
5 146 (11.34%) SAP
6 138 (10.72%) Retail
7 135 (10.49%) SQL
8 129 (10.02%) Business Intelligence
9 126 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
10 118 (9.17%) Marketing
11 114 (8.86%) Programme Management
12 106 (8.24%) Microsoft
12 106 (8.24%) Security Cleared
13 104 (8.08%) PRINCE2
14 100 (7.77%) Business Analysis
15 86 (6.68%) Manufacturing
16 84 (6.53%) Digital Marketing
17 79 (6.14%) Electronics
18 78 (6.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
19 77 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
19 77 (5.98%) DTV
20 75 (5.83%) Change Management
21 72 (5.59%) Retail Banking
22 69 (5.36%) HTML
22 69 (5.36%) Java
22 69 (5.36%) Oracle
23 68 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
24 67 (5.21%) MS Excel
25 65 (5.05%) Data Modelling
25 65 (5.05%) Migration

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 49 (3.81%) SAS
2 32 (2.49%) SharePoint
3 25 (1.94%) Apache
4 22 (1.71%) WebSphere
5 16 (1.24%) IIS
6 12 (0.93%) Mule
7 11 (0.85%) CMS
8 9 (0.70%) MS Exchange
9 7 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (0.54%) Mule ESB
10 6 (0.47%) Lync
11 5 (0.39%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.39%) JBoss
12 4 (0.31%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.31%) WebLogic Portal
12 4 (0.31%) IBM HTTP Server
12 4 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.31%) WebSphere Portal
12 4 (0.31%) Eucalyptus
13 3 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 67 (5.21%) MS Excel
2 61 (4.74%) MS Project
3 56 (4.35%) MS Office
4 48 (3.73%) MS Visio
5 26 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
6 14 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.93%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 10 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.54%) SPSS
10 3 (0.23%) InDesign
11 2 (0.16%) FastStats
11 2 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.078%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 78 (6.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (0.62%) SAP FI
2 8 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
2 8 (0.62%) SAP CO
3 6 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.39%) Agresso
5 4 (0.31%) Oracle AGIS
5 4 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.31%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.23%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.23%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.16%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 2 (0.16%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (0.85%) Google Analytics
3 6 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
3 6 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.31%) Office 365
4 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.23%) SaaS
5 3 (0.23%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.16%) CheetahMail
6 2 (0.16%) Pure360
6 2 (0.16%) SmartFocus
7 1 (0.078%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.63%) Internet
2 19 (1.48%) LAN
3 18 (1.40%) WAN
4 17 (1.32%) Firewall
5 12 (0.93%) DNS
5 12 (0.93%) Network Security
6 11 (0.85%) VPN
7 9 (0.70%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (0.39%) MPLS
8 5 (0.39%) DHCP
9 4 (0.31%) SAN
9 4 (0.31%) OSPF
9 4 (0.31%) BGP
9 4 (0.31%) IPsec
10 3 (0.23%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.23%) Wireless
10 3 (0.23%) H.323
10 3 (0.23%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
2 61 (4.74%) SQL Server
3 30 (2.33%) MySQL
4 20 (1.55%) Base SAS
4 20 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (1.40%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 17 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (1.01%) Relational Database
9 11 (0.85%) Big Data
10 10 (0.78%) Oracle Database
10 10 (0.78%) MS Access
11 9 (0.70%) NoSQL
12 8 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.54%) MongoDB
14 6 (0.47%) Data Mining
15 5 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
15 5 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
15 5 (0.39%) DB2
Development Applications
1 27 (2.10%) Git (software)
2 18 (1.40%) PHPUnit
3 12 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (0.78%) JUnit
5 9 (0.70%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.62%) Axure RP
7 7 (0.54%) Maven
7 7 (0.54%) ERwin
8 6 (0.47%) Subversion
9 5 (0.39%) Selenium
9 5 (0.39%) JIRA
9 5 (0.39%) WebDriver
9 5 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
10 4 (0.31%) Jenkins
10 4 (0.31%) JMeter
10 4 (0.31%) WATIR
11 3 (0.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 3 (0.23%) Log4Net
11 3 (0.23%) Toad
12 2 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 266 (20.67%) Banking
2 151 (11.73%) Telecoms
3 138 (10.72%) Retail
4 118 (9.17%) Marketing
5 86 (6.68%) Manufacturing
6 79 (6.14%) Electronics
7 72 (5.59%) Retail Banking
8 22 (1.71%) Legal
9 15 (1.17%) Back Office
10 12 (0.93%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.93%) Local Government
11 8 (0.62%) Military
12 7 (0.54%) Billing
12 7 (0.54%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.31%) Advertising
13 4 (0.31%) Publishing
13 4 (0.31%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.23%) Law
15 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 390 (30.30%) Analyst
2 241 (18.73%) Business Analyst
3 177 (13.75%) Project Manager
4 142 (11.03%) Developer
5 122 (9.48%) Architect
6 66 (5.13%) Consultant
7 65 (5.05%) Senior Analyst
8 49 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
8 49 (3.81%) Senior Business Analyst
9 37 (2.87%) Test Manager
10 35 (2.72%) Designer
11 31 (2.41%) Financial Business Analyst
11 31 (2.41%) Test Analyst
12 30 (2.33%) Financial Services Business Analyst
13 29 (2.25%) Data Analyst
14 28 (2.18%) Programme Manager
15 26 (2.02%) Senior Manager
16 24 (1.86%) PMO Analyst
17 22 (1.71%) Administrator
18 21 (1.63%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (5.36%) HTML
2 55 (4.27%) .NET
3 45 (3.50%) XML
4 40 (3.11%) jQuery
5 39 (3.03%) HTML5
5 39 (3.03%) Web Services
6 32 (2.49%) CSS
7 26 (2.02%) Spring
8 21 (1.63%) ASP.NET
9 20 (1.55%) Doctrine
10 19 (1.48%) REST
10 19 (1.48%) Spring MVC
11 18 (1.40%) Middleware
11 18 (1.40%) Hibernate
11 18 (1.40%) Zend Framework
12 14 (1.09%) CSS3
12 14 (1.09%) JPA
13 12 (0.93%) SOAP
14 10 (0.78%) WCF
14 10 (0.78%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 77 (5.98%) DTV
2 68 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (2.72%) User Experience
4 28 (2.18%) Management Information System
5 17 (1.32%) NHS
6 16 (1.24%) Data Integration
7 15 (1.17%) Mobile Banking
8 12 (0.93%) Open Source
9 11 (0.85%) Credit Risk
10 9 (0.70%) Reference Data
10 9 (0.70%) W3C
10 9 (0.70%) Mobile App
11 8 (0.62%) Computer Science
12 6 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.47%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.47%) N-Tier
12 6 (0.47%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.47%) Online Banking
13 4 (0.31%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.31%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 63 (4.90%) Linux
2 62 (4.82%) Windows
3 23 (1.79%) CentOS
4 20 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (1.48%) Windows 7
5 19 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (1.09%) UNIX
6 14 (1.09%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.70%) Android
7 9 (0.70%) Windows XP
8 8 (0.62%) AIX
9 7 (0.54%) Solaris
9 7 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.31%) zOS
12 3 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.23%) Fedora
12 3 (0.23%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.16%) Amazon Linux
13 2 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (20.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 161 (12.51%) Project Management
3 129 (10.02%) Business Intelligence
4 126 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
5 114 (8.86%) Programme Management
6 104 (8.08%) PRINCE2
7 100 (7.77%) Business Analysis
8 84 (6.53%) Digital Marketing
9 75 (5.83%) Change Management
10 65 (5.05%) Data Modelling
10 65 (5.05%) Migration
11 63 (4.90%) ITIL
12 57 (4.43%) E-Commerce
13 55 (4.27%) Business Transformation
14 52 (4.04%) Risk Management
15 48 (3.73%) UML
16 46 (3.57%) GAP Analysis
17 44 (3.42%) Scrum
18 42 (3.26%) Change Control
19 41 (3.19%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 135 (10.49%) SQL
2 69 (5.36%) Java
3 55 (4.27%) JavaScript
4 46 (3.57%) C#
5 28 (2.18%) VBA
5 28 (2.18%) PHP
6 21 (1.63%) T-SQL
7 18 (1.40%) C
8 15 (1.17%) Python
9 13 (1.01%) VB
10 12 (0.93%) C++
11 10 (0.78%) Ruby
12 8 (0.62%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.39%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.31%) SAS Macro
15 3 (0.23%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.23%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.23%) Ada
15 3 (0.23%) Go
16 2 (0.16%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 106 (8.24%) Security Cleared
2 54 (4.20%) SC Cleared
3 43 (3.34%) Degree
4 41 (3.19%) DV Cleared
5 31 (2.41%) ISEB
6 22 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 17 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 14 (1.09%) ACCA
8 14 (1.09%) CIMA
9 11 (0.85%) APMP
10 8 (0.62%) CISSP
10 8 (0.62%) CISM
10 8 (0.62%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.54%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.47%) MOS
13 5 (0.39%) CEH
13 5 (0.39%) PMP
14 4 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.31%) CCNP
14 4 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.42%) Solvency II
2 23 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 19 (1.48%) QA
3 19 (1.48%) SLA
4 18 (1.40%) Basel II
4 18 (1.40%) PCI DSS
5 17 (1.32%) Basel III
6 14 (1.09%) FINREP
7 13 (1.01%) COREP
8 12 (0.93%) Data Quality
8 12 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 10 (0.78%) FATCA
10 6 (0.47%) COBIT
11 5 (0.39%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 3 (0.23%) P3O
13 2 (0.16%) ISO 9000
13 2 (0.16%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.16%) HL7
14 1 (0.078%) BS25999
System Software
1 28 (2.18%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.93%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.54%) XenDesktop
5 6 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (0.47%) XenApp
6 4 (0.31%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.31%) Xen
7 2 (0.16%) Ceph
7 2 (0.16%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.16%) GPFS
7 2 (0.16%) NFS
7 2 (0.16%) vSphere
8 1 (0.078%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.078%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.078%) XenServer
8 1 (0.078%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.54%) Puppet
3 5 (0.39%) SCCM
3 5 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.23%) SCVMM
4 3 (0.23%) Oracle EDQ
5 2 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.16%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.078%) WSUS
6 1 (0.078%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.078%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.078%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.078%) Windows Intune
6 1 (0.078%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 146 (11.34%) SAP
2 106 (8.24%) Microsoft
3 69 (5.36%) Oracle
4 35 (2.72%) IBM
5 30 (2.33%) Cisco
6 28 (2.18%) VMware
6 28 (2.18%) Business Objects
7 23 (1.79%) Citrix
8 22 (1.71%) Zend
9 20 (1.55%) Informatica
10 17 (1.32%) Teradata
11 16 (1.24%) Adobe
12 13 (1.01%) hybris
13 11 (0.85%) Google
13 11 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (0.78%) CheckPoint
15 8 (0.62%) Unisys
15 8 (0.62%) Red Hat
15 8 (0.62%) Sencha
16 7 (0.54%) Omniture
Bournemouth, Dorset
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600.00 - £800.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
The People Network
Rate: £387 - £436 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The People Network
Rate: £381 - £436 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The People Network
Rate: £387 - £436 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
KDR
Rate: £400 - £530 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £360.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £320 - £356 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago