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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 662 446 573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.26% 18.91% 21.53%
As % of the General category 63.11% 59.71% 61.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 350 428
Average daily rate
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£420 £397 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.72% +5.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 13
Average hourly rate £14.00 £30.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.08 £11.25 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £33.75 £38.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
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
1049 747 930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.11% 31.67% 34.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 726 528 591
Average daily rate £418 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.05% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 26 57
Average hourly rate £28.50 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% -12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.96 £13.70 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.05 £40.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 0 267 £450 +5.88% 36
Bristol 0 195 £396 +5.60% 44
Gloucestershire +3 74 £390 +1.29% 22
Dorset -2 41 £375 -16.66% 10
Somerset -5 23 £375 +27.55% 4
Devon -8 17 £506 +19.11% 5
Cornwall +6 1 - - 3
Avon - - - -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 252 (18.26%) Stakeholder Management
2 244 (17.68%) Banking
3 181 (13.12%) Agile Software Development
4 166 (12.03%) Project Management
5 160 (11.59%) SQL
6 145 (10.51%) Retail
7 134 (9.71%) Microsoft
8 132 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
9 123 (8.91%) Telecoms
10 116 (8.41%) SAP
10 116 (8.41%) Security Cleared
11 101 (7.32%) Business Analysis
12 100 (7.25%) PRINCE2
13 97 (7.03%) Oracle
14 96 (6.96%) Windows
15 92 (6.67%) Retail Banking
16 91 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
17 89 (6.45%) MS Excel
18 87 (6.30%) Data Warehouse
18 87 (6.30%) Linux
18 87 (6.30%) Programme Management
19 81 (5.87%) Migration
20 78 (5.65%) SAS
21 76 (5.51%) Marketing
22 70 (5.07%) HTML
22 70 (5.07%) Change Management
23 65 (4.71%) MS Project
24 64 (4.64%) MS Office
24 64 (4.64%) .NET
25 63 (4.57%) Java

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 78 (5.65%) SAS
2 43 (3.12%) Apache
3 37 (2.68%) SharePoint
4 19 (1.38%) WebSphere
5 13 (0.94%) MS Exchange
6 11 (0.80%) IIS
6 11 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (0.80%) CMS
7 7 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (0.51%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.43%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.29%) WebSphere Portal
10 4 (0.29%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.22%) Eucalyptus
11 3 (0.22%) MS Project Server
11 3 (0.22%) iPlanet
11 3 (0.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 89 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 65 (4.71%) MS Project
3 64 (4.64%) MS Office
4 41 (2.97%) MS Visio
5 25 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
6 16 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.87%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 9 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.36%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.14%) SPSS
10 2 (0.14%) InDesign
11 1 (0.072%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.072%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 56 (4.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.94%) Agresso
3 11 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (0.72%) SAP FI
5 7 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.51%) SAP CO
5 7 (0.51%) BASE24
5 7 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.43%) SAP GRC
6 6 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.29%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.22%) Visualfiles
9 3 (0.22%) WebTrends
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
10 2 (0.14%) Findur
10 2 (0.14%) Summit
10 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.51%) SaaS
3 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.36%) IaaS
4 5 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.29%) PaaS
6 3 (0.22%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.072%) Force.com
7 1 (0.072%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.072%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.54%) Internet
2 32 (2.32%) Firewall
3 23 (1.67%) TCP/IP
3 23 (1.67%) DNS
4 19 (1.38%) LAN
5 17 (1.23%) WAN
6 15 (1.09%) DHCP
7 10 (0.72%) Network Security
8 8 (0.58%) SAN
9 7 (0.51%) Ethernet
9 7 (0.51%) VPN
9 7 (0.51%) LTE
10 5 (0.36%) WCDMA
10 5 (0.36%) ATM
10 5 (0.36%) VoIP
11 4 (0.29%) HTTP
11 4 (0.29%) BGP
11 4 (0.29%) MPLS
11 4 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (6.30%) Data Warehouse
2 62 (4.49%) SQL Server
3 49 (3.55%) MySQL
4 38 (2.75%) Base SAS
5 37 (2.68%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 24 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 24 (1.74%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 23 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 20 (1.45%) Oracle BI EE
10 14 (1.01%) Relational Database
10 14 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (1.01%) RDBMS
11 13 (0.94%) MS Access
11 13 (0.94%) OLAP
11 13 (0.94%) Oracle Database
12 12 (0.87%) DB2
13 11 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (0.80%) Essbase
14 9 (0.65%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 38 (2.75%) Git (software)
2 33 (2.39%) PHPUnit
3 16 (1.16%) Selenium
4 14 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (1.01%) WebDriver
5 12 (0.87%) WATIR
6 11 (0.80%) Visual Studio
7 10 (0.72%) JMeter
8 7 (0.51%) MSI
9 6 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
10 5 (0.36%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.36%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.29%) Hudson
11 4 (0.29%) LoadRunner
11 4 (0.29%) Maven
11 4 (0.29%) Toad
12 3 (0.22%) JUnit
12 3 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.22%) JIRA
General
1 244 (17.68%) Banking
2 145 (10.51%) Retail
3 123 (8.91%) Telecoms
4 92 (6.67%) Retail Banking
5 76 (5.51%) Marketing
6 57 (4.13%) Manufacturing
7 55 (3.99%) Electronics
8 35 (2.54%) Legal
9 21 (1.52%) Financial Institution
10 15 (1.09%) Back Office
11 9 (0.65%) Law
12 8 (0.58%) Local Government
13 7 (0.51%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.36%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.36%) Publishing
14 5 (0.36%) Military
15 3 (0.22%) Billing
16 2 (0.14%) Advertising
16 2 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
17 1 (0.072%) Games
Job Titles
1 414 (30.00%) Analyst
2 218 (15.80%) Business Analyst
3 196 (14.20%) Project Manager
4 158 (11.45%) Developer
5 125 (9.06%) Architect
6 93 (6.74%) Consultant
7 59 (4.28%) Solutions Architect
8 56 (4.06%) Senior Analyst
9 41 (2.97%) Test Analyst
10 39 (2.83%) Senior Business Analyst
11 37 (2.68%) Programme Manager
12 36 (2.61%) PMO Analyst
13 35 (2.54%) Senior Manager
13 35 (2.54%) Data Analyst
14 32 (2.32%) Test Manager
15 29 (2.10%) Designer
16 26 (1.88%) Technical Architect
16 26 (1.88%) Senior Project Manager
17 23 (1.67%) Delivery Manager
18 20 (1.45%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (5.07%) HTML
2 64 (4.64%) .NET
3 48 (3.48%) jQuery
4 46 (3.33%) HTML5
5 38 (2.75%) Web Services
6 33 (2.39%) XML
6 33 (2.39%) Doctrine
6 33 (2.39%) Zend Framework
7 25 (1.81%) CSS
8 20 (1.45%) ASP.NET
9 17 (1.23%) Spring
10 14 (1.01%) J2EE
11 12 (0.87%) Middleware
12 11 (0.80%) XSLT
12 11 (0.80%) RESTful
13 10 (0.72%) CSS3
14 9 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (0.65%) JSON
15 8 (0.58%) WCF
15 8 (0.58%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 91 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (3.99%) DTV
3 40 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 31 (2.25%) Open Source
5 26 (1.88%) User Experience
6 24 (1.74%) Mobile Banking
7 12 (0.87%) Client/Server
8 11 (0.80%) NHS
9 10 (0.72%) Online Banking
10 9 (0.65%) Tandem
11 8 (0.58%) Reference Data
11 8 (0.58%) Mobile App
11 8 (0.58%) Data Integration
12 7 (0.51%) W3C
12 7 (0.51%) Mainframe
12 7 (0.51%) PMI
13 6 (0.43%) N-Tier
13 6 (0.43%) Credit Risk
13 6 (0.43%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 96 (6.96%) Windows
2 87 (6.30%) Linux
3 42 (3.04%) UNIX
4 38 (2.75%) CentOS
5 27 (1.96%) Windows 7
6 17 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (1.01%) Windows XP
9 10 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.65%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.65%) Solaris
10 9 (0.65%) Android
11 8 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (0.36%) zOS
12 5 (0.36%) Fedora
13 3 (0.22%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.22%) AIX
13 3 (0.22%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.072%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (18.26%) Stakeholder Management
2 181 (13.12%) Agile Software Development
3 166 (12.03%) Project Management
4 132 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
5 101 (7.32%) Business Analysis
6 100 (7.25%) PRINCE2
7 87 (6.30%) Programme Management
8 81 (5.87%) Migration
9 70 (5.07%) Change Management
10 61 (4.42%) ETL
11 58 (4.20%) Data Modelling
11 58 (4.20%) Digital Marketing
12 56 (4.06%) E-Commerce
12 56 (4.06%) ITIL
12 56 (4.06%) Change Control
13 51 (3.70%) Scrum
13 51 (3.70%) Software Engineering
14 50 (3.62%) Mentoring
15 49 (3.55%) Risk Management
16 43 (3.12%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 160 (11.59%) SQL
2 63 (4.57%) Java
3 60 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 48 (3.48%) C#
5 45 (3.26%) PHP
6 30 (2.17%) T-SQL
7 28 (2.03%) VBA
8 24 (1.74%) PL/SQL
9 16 (1.16%) C
10 15 (1.09%) Python
10 15 (1.09%) Perl
11 12 (0.87%) VB
11 12 (0.87%) VB.NET
12 11 (0.80%) Ruby
13 8 (0.58%) C++
14 7 (0.51%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.43%) COBOL
15 6 (0.43%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.22%) SAS Macro
17 2 (0.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 116 (8.41%) Security Cleared
2 59 (4.28%) SC Cleared
3 40 (2.90%) ISEB
4 39 (2.83%) DV Cleared
5 38 (2.75%) Degree
6 19 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 19 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 16 (1.16%) ACCA
7 16 (1.16%) CIMA
8 15 (1.09%) ISTQB
9 10 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.58%) CISSP
10 8 (0.58%) APMP
11 7 (0.51%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
14 4 (0.29%) MOS
14 4 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.77%) Solvency II
2 32 (2.32%) QA
3 30 (2.17%) PCI DSS
4 26 (1.88%) SLA
5 18 (1.30%) Basel II
6 17 (1.23%) Basel III
7 16 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 12 (0.87%) COREP
9 11 (0.80%) FINREP
9 11 (0.80%) ISO 9001
10 9 (0.65%) FATCA
11 8 (0.58%) Data Quality
12 7 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 3 (0.22%) P3O
14 2 (0.14%) COBIT
14 2 (0.14%) ISO 14001
15 1 (0.072%) MiFID
15 1 (0.072%) HL7
15 1 (0.072%) BS25999
System Software
1 32 (2.32%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.51%) XenDesktop
4 6 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.36%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.29%) XenApp
7 3 (0.22%) Shibboleth
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.14%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.14%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.14%) NFS
8 2 (0.14%) vSphere
9 1 (0.072%) XenServer
9 1 (0.072%) RACF
9 1 (0.072%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 22 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.94%) SCCM
3 9 (0.65%) Puppet
4 8 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.29%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.22%) SCOM
7 3 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.14%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.072%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.072%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 1 (0.072%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 134 (9.71%) Microsoft
2 116 (8.41%) SAP
3 97 (7.03%) Oracle
4 39 (2.83%) Business Objects
5 33 (2.39%) Zend
6 28 (2.03%) IBM
6 28 (2.03%) Citrix
7 27 (1.96%) VMware
8 26 (1.88%) Cisco
9 25 (1.81%) Informatica
10 19 (1.38%) HP
11 16 (1.16%) Teradata
12 14 (1.01%) Unisys
12 14 (1.01%) Hyperion
13 12 (0.87%) Adobe
14 10 (0.72%) Red Hat
15 9 (0.65%) Cognos
16 8 (0.58%) ICL
16 8 (0.58%) Google
17 7 (0.51%) Infoblox
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500-600pd
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £550 - £601 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £495 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £520 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £489.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West England
People Source
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £200 - £260 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £425 - £501 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
South West
Via Resource
Posted: 9 days ago
Bournemouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £440 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago