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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 631 505 580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.33% 17.86% 23.75%
As % of the General category 64.59% 53.84% 64.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 358 460
Average daily rate
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£418 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £522 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 5
Average hourly rate £14.00 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -17.50%
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
977 938 895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.48% 33.18% 36.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 568 609
Average daily rate £415 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £538 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 37 36
Average hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £12.75 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -13.72%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 5 March 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
Wiltshire 0 237 £459 +12.01% 52
Bristol +2 200 £385 +2.66% 88
Gloucestershire -5 59 £375 -1.31% 49
Dorset -1 41 £375 -16.66% 18
Somerset +3 31 £423 +40.83% 18
Devon +5 23 £425 +0.59% 12
Cornwall -1 1 £300 -
Avon - - - -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 268 (20.49%) Banking
2 263 (20.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 158 (12.08%) Retail
4 153 (11.70%) Project Management
5 140 (10.70%) Telecoms
6 137 (10.47%) SAP
7 128 (9.79%) Microsoft
7 128 (9.79%) SQL
7 128 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
8 123 (9.40%) Business Intelligence
9 108 (8.26%) PRINCE2
9 108 (8.26%) Security Cleared
10 107 (8.18%) Programme Management
11 104 (7.95%) Marketing
12 98 (7.49%) Business Analysis
13 97 (7.42%) Retail Banking
14 86 (6.57%) Change Management
15 77 (5.89%) Manufacturing
16 76 (5.81%) Digital Marketing
17 74 (5.66%) Linux
18 73 (5.58%) Windows
18 73 (5.58%) Data Warehouse
18 73 (5.58%) Electronics
19 72 (5.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
19 72 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
20 71 (5.43%) ITIL
20 71 (5.43%) HTML
20 71 (5.43%) DTV
21 70 (5.35%) Migration
22 69 (5.28%) SAS

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 69 (5.28%) SAS
2 34 (2.60%) Apache
3 31 (2.37%) SharePoint
4 19 (1.45%) WebSphere
5 12 (0.92%) MS Exchange
5 12 (0.92%) IIS
6 11 (0.84%) CMS
6 11 (0.84%) Mule
7 6 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.38%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.31%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.31%) Eucalyptus
9 4 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.31%) WebSphere Portal
9 4 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.31%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (0.23%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 67 (5.12%) MS Excel
2 61 (4.66%) MS Project
3 60 (4.59%) MS Office
4 40 (3.06%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.92%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.38%) SPSS
10 2 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.15%) FastStats
10 2 (0.15%) InDesign
11 1 (0.076%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.076%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 72 (5.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.76%) Agresso
3 8 (0.61%) SAP FI
3 8 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
3 8 (0.61%) SAP CO
4 7 (0.54%) BASE24
5 6 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.46%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.23%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.23%) Visualfiles
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.15%) VisionPLUS
8 2 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.15%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.15%) Findur
8 2 (0.15%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (0.31%) Amazon S3
3 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.15%) Office 365
4 2 (0.15%) CheetahMail
4 2 (0.15%) Pure360
4 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.15%) SaaS
5 1 (0.076%) PaaS
5 1 (0.076%) Force.com
5 1 (0.076%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.076%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.06%) Internet
2 26 (1.99%) Firewall
3 19 (1.45%) LAN
4 18 (1.38%) WAN
5 14 (1.07%) DNS
6 12 (0.92%) Network Security
6 12 (0.92%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.61%) SAN
7 8 (0.61%) VPN
7 8 (0.61%) DHCP
7 8 (0.61%) Ethernet
8 6 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (0.46%) VoIP
9 5 (0.38%) ATM
9 5 (0.38%) MPLS
10 4 (0.31%) BGP
11 3 (0.23%) IPsec
11 3 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.23%) SMTP
11 3 (0.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (5.58%) Data Warehouse
2 54 (4.13%) SQL Server
3 40 (3.06%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 39 (2.98%) Base SAS
5 37 (2.83%) MySQL
6 21 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (1.61%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 18 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (0.92%) Relational Database
8 12 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (0.84%) DB2
9 11 (0.84%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.61%) Big Data
11 7 (0.54%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.46%) IBM InfoSphere
12 6 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.38%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 31 (2.37%) Git (software)
2 26 (1.99%) PHPUnit
3 13 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (0.76%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.69%) Maven
6 8 (0.61%) Selenium
6 8 (0.61%) JUnit
7 6 (0.46%) WATIR
7 6 (0.46%) WebDriver
8 5 (0.38%) JMeter
8 5 (0.38%) Axure RP
8 5 (0.38%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.31%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (0.31%) MSI
10 3 (0.23%) Toad
10 3 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.23%) QuickTest Pro
10 3 (0.23%) ERwin
10 3 (0.23%) Hudson
10 3 (0.23%) JIRA
General
1 268 (20.49%) Banking
2 158 (12.08%) Retail
3 140 (10.70%) Telecoms
4 104 (7.95%) Marketing
5 97 (7.42%) Retail Banking
6 77 (5.89%) Manufacturing
7 73 (5.58%) Electronics
8 25 (1.91%) Legal
9 13 (0.99%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.92%) Back Office
11 8 (0.61%) General Ledger
11 8 (0.61%) Local Government
11 8 (0.61%) Military
12 7 (0.54%) Law
13 3 (0.23%) Publishing
13 3 (0.23%) Billing
14 2 (0.15%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.076%) Games
15 1 (0.076%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 384 (29.36%) Analyst
2 223 (17.05%) Business Analyst
3 189 (14.45%) Project Manager
4 135 (10.32%) Developer
5 132 (10.09%) Architect
6 79 (6.04%) Consultant
7 60 (4.59%) Senior Analyst
8 57 (4.36%) Solutions Architect
9 45 (3.44%) Senior Business Analyst
10 41 (3.13%) Test Manager
11 34 (2.60%) Senior Manager
12 32 (2.45%) Designer
13 31 (2.37%) Test Analyst
13 31 (2.37%) Data Analyst
14 30 (2.29%) Programme Manager
15 27 (2.06%) Technical Architect
16 25 (1.91%) Delivery Manager
17 24 (1.83%) PMO Analyst
18 22 (1.68%) Senior Project Manager
19 20 (1.53%) Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (5.43%) HTML
2 59 (4.51%) .NET
3 49 (3.75%) jQuery
4 43 (3.29%) HTML5
5 42 (3.21%) Web Services
6 38 (2.91%) XML
7 31 (2.37%) CSS
8 26 (1.99%) Spring
8 26 (1.99%) Zend Framework
8 26 (1.99%) Doctrine
9 22 (1.68%) ASP.NET
10 19 (1.45%) Hibernate
10 19 (1.45%) Spring MVC
11 15 (1.15%) REST
11 15 (1.15%) Middleware
12 13 (0.99%) CSS3
13 12 (0.92%) .NET Framework
14 11 (0.84%) XSLT
14 11 (0.84%) JPA
15 10 (0.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 72 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (5.43%) DTV
3 33 (2.52%) Management Information System
4 28 (2.14%) User Experience
5 25 (1.91%) Mobile Banking
6 13 (0.99%) NHS
7 12 (0.92%) Credit Risk
7 12 (0.92%) Open Source
8 11 (0.84%) Reference Data
8 11 (0.84%) Data Integration
9 10 (0.76%) Mobile App
10 8 (0.61%) Online Banking
10 8 (0.61%) Mainframe
11 7 (0.54%) W3C
11 7 (0.54%) Computer Science
11 7 (0.54%) Tandem
12 6 (0.46%) Mathematics
12 6 (0.46%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.38%) Clustering
13 5 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 74 (5.66%) Linux
2 73 (5.58%) Windows
3 31 (2.37%) CentOS
4 26 (1.99%) UNIX
5 24 (1.83%) Windows 7
6 14 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (0.92%) Apple iOS
8 11 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (0.76%) Windows XP
10 9 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.61%) Android
11 8 (0.61%) Solaris
12 7 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.38%) Fedora
13 5 (0.38%) AIX
13 5 (0.38%) zOS
13 5 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.23%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.23%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.076%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (20.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 153 (11.70%) Project Management
3 128 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
4 123 (9.40%) Business Intelligence
5 108 (8.26%) PRINCE2
6 107 (8.18%) Programme Management
7 98 (7.49%) Business Analysis
8 86 (6.57%) Change Management
9 76 (5.81%) Digital Marketing
10 71 (5.43%) ITIL
11 70 (5.35%) Migration
12 62 (4.74%) Data Modelling
13 60 (4.59%) E-Commerce
14 53 (4.05%) Business Transformation
15 49 (3.75%) Risk Management
16 43 (3.29%) ETL
16 43 (3.29%) Change Control
17 42 (3.21%) Mentoring
17 42 (3.21%) Software Engineering
17 42 (3.21%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 128 (9.79%) SQL
2 66 (5.05%) JavaScript
3 64 (4.89%) Java
4 46 (3.52%) C#
5 38 (2.91%) PHP
6 18 (1.38%) VBA
7 16 (1.22%) T-SQL
8 15 (1.15%) C
8 15 (1.15%) Python
9 12 (0.92%) C++
9 12 (0.92%) PL/SQL
10 10 (0.76%) Ruby
11 9 (0.69%) Perl
11 9 (0.69%) VB
12 8 (0.61%) VB.NET
13 7 (0.54%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.46%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.23%) COBOL
15 3 (0.23%) SAS Macro
15 3 (0.23%) Golang
Qualifications
1 108 (8.26%) Security Cleared
2 58 (4.43%) SC Cleared
3 40 (3.06%) DV Cleared
4 38 (2.91%) Degree
5 30 (2.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 29 (2.22%) ISEB
7 23 (1.76%) VCP4
8 17 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 14 (1.07%) APMP
10 12 (0.92%) ACCA
10 12 (0.92%) CIMA
11 7 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.54%) CISSP
12 6 (0.46%) MOS
12 6 (0.46%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.46%) CISM
13 5 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.38%) CEH
14 4 (0.31%) CCNP
15 3 (0.23%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.67%) Solvency II
2 30 (2.29%) SLA
3 28 (2.14%) PCI DSS
4 21 (1.61%) QA
5 19 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 19 (1.45%) Basel II
6 16 (1.22%) Basel III
7 13 (0.99%) COREP
8 12 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 11 (0.84%) FINREP
10 9 (0.69%) FATCA
11 8 (0.61%) ISO 9001
12 7 (0.54%) Data Quality
13 6 (0.46%) COBIT
14 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 2 (0.15%) P3O
16 1 (0.076%) ISO 14001
16 1 (0.076%) ISO 9000
16 1 (0.076%) BS25999
16 1 (0.076%) HL7
System Software
1 35 (2.68%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.61%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.46%) XenApp
4 6 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.38%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.15%) vSphere
7 2 (0.15%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.15%) NFS
7 2 (0.15%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.076%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.076%) XenServer
8 1 (0.076%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.84%) Puppet
3 10 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (0.76%) SCCM
4 3 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.23%) SCOM
4 3 (0.23%) SCVMM
4 3 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.15%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.15%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.076%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.076%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.076%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 137 (10.47%) SAP
2 128 (9.79%) Microsoft
3 62 (4.74%) Oracle
4 33 (2.52%) Cisco
5 31 (2.37%) Citrix
6 30 (2.29%) IBM
7 28 (2.14%) VMware
8 26 (1.99%) Zend
9 21 (1.61%) Business Objects
10 17 (1.30%) Informatica
11 14 (1.07%) hybris
11 14 (1.07%) Adobe
12 13 (0.99%) Unisys
13 12 (0.92%) HP
13 12 (0.92%) Teradata
14 11 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (0.84%) Red Hat
15 9 (0.69%) CheckPoint
16 8 (0.61%) ICL
16 8 (0.61%) Google
South West
Venn Group
Rate: £250 Per Day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 per day + .
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Pari Passu
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
South West
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
TEKsystems
Rate: £750 - £1500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
TEKsystems
Rate: £750 - £1500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Network Compucare Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Nakama
Rate: From £500 to £520 per day
Posted: 2 days ago