The first 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the South West region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 530 466 820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.76% 22.18% 27.13%
As % of the General category 57.11% 62.30% 62.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 339 631
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.58% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -28.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.40 £38.45 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.16% -12.13%
General Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
928 748 1316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.85% 35.60% 43.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 480 927
Average daily rate £389 £386 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +1.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 27 59
Average hourly rate £33.50 £16.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.15% -45.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.75 £19.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.90 £42.50 £41.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.09%
Finance
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 11 July 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 0 229 £425 +3.03% 82
Bristol 0 158 £363 +3.57% 85
Gloucestershire +1 50 £375 -6.25% 36
Dorset -3 32 £401 +2.03% 23
Devon +13 28 £450 +20.00% 13
Somerset -14 17 £363 -9.09% 17
Cornwall - 1 £238 -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 289 (24.85%) Banking
2 201 (17.28%) Stakeholder Management
3 198 (17.02%) SQL
4 165 (14.19%) Project Management
5 132 (11.35%) Retail
6 127 (10.92%) PRINCE2
7 124 (10.66%) Microsoft
8 118 (10.15%) Business Intelligence
9 108 (9.29%) Oracle
10 106 (9.11%) SQL Server
11 103 (8.86%) Retail Banking
12 95 (8.17%) Change Management
13 93 (8.00%) SAP
14 91 (7.82%) MS Excel
15 88 (7.57%) Marketing
16 83 (7.14%) Telecoms
17 82 (7.05%) Business Analysis
18 81 (6.96%) .NET
19 78 (6.71%) MS Project
20 77 (6.62%) Security Cleared
21 75 (6.45%) Windows
22 74 (6.36%) Migration
23 71 (6.10%) Java
24 68 (5.85%) Data Warehouse
25 63 (5.42%) Scrum
26 59 (5.07%) Degree
27 57 (4.90%) SC Cleared
27 57 (4.90%) Programme Management
28 56 (4.82%) Data Modelling
28 56 (4.82%) VBA

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 46 (3.96%) SharePoint
2 41 (3.53%) SAS
3 24 (2.06%) WebLogic
4 17 (1.46%) CMS
5 15 (1.29%) IIS
6 14 (1.20%) Tomcat
7 12 (1.03%) Oracle Service Bus
8 11 (0.95%) MS Exchange
9 8 (0.69%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.52%) AquaLogic Service Bus
10 6 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (0.52%) WebLogic Portal
11 5 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.43%) Apache
11 5 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.34%) Mule
12 4 (0.34%) Lync
Applications
1 91 (7.82%) MS Excel
2 78 (6.71%) MS Project
3 46 (3.96%) MS Office
4 34 (2.92%) MS Visio
4 34 (2.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.77%) InfoPath
6 7 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.43%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.26%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.17%) SPSS
10 1 (0.086%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.086%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.086%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 40 (3.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
5 10 (0.86%) Google Analytics
5 10 (0.86%) Agresso
6 8 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
6 8 (0.69%) WebTrends
6 8 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.43%) Summit
9 4 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.26%) MoSes
10 3 (0.26%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 3 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
10 3 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.34%) Office 365
4 3 (0.26%) Jelastic
4 3 (0.26%) SaaS
4 3 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.086%) CheetahMail
5 1 (0.086%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.89%) Firewall
2 16 (1.38%) Internet
3 13 (1.12%) DNS
4 12 (1.03%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.95%) SAN
5 11 (0.95%) Intranet
6 6 (0.52%) DHCP
7 5 (0.43%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (0.43%) Network Security
7 5 (0.43%) HTTP
8 4 (0.34%) NAS
9 3 (0.26%) Extranet
9 3 (0.26%) VPN
9 3 (0.26%) LDAP
9 3 (0.26%) ATM
10 2 (0.17%) Cisco PIX
11 1 (0.086%) X.509
11 1 (0.086%) SSL
11 1 (0.086%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (9.11%) SQL Server
2 68 (5.85%) Data Warehouse
3 43 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 43 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 34 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 30 (2.58%) Oracle Database
6 22 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
6 22 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 21 (1.81%) Oracle BI EE
8 17 (1.46%) Relational Database
8 17 (1.46%) MS Access
9 16 (1.38%) OLAP
9 16 (1.38%) MySQL
10 13 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (1.03%) Data Mining
12 11 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
12 11 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (0.95%) Essbase
13 10 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
14 9 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (1.98%) Selenium
2 19 (1.63%) Maven
3 18 (1.55%) WebDriver
4 14 (1.20%) JUnit
5 13 (1.12%) JMeter
5 13 (1.12%) WATIR
6 12 (1.03%) QuickTest Pro
7 11 (0.95%) Visual Studio
8 10 (0.86%) Subversion
9 9 (0.77%) Cucumber
10 7 (0.60%) Git (software)
10 7 (0.60%) Ant
10 7 (0.60%) Eclipse
10 7 (0.60%) LoadRunner
11 6 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.52%) Jenkins
12 5 (0.43%) NuGet
12 5 (0.43%) JBehave
12 5 (0.43%) ReSharper
12 5 (0.43%) NUnit
General
1 289 (24.85%) Banking
2 132 (11.35%) Retail
3 103 (8.86%) Retail Banking
4 88 (7.57%) Marketing
5 83 (7.14%) Telecoms
6 47 (4.04%) Manufacturing
7 40 (3.44%) Electronics
8 31 (2.67%) Legal
9 13 (1.12%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.69%) Advertising
11 7 (0.60%) Back Office
12 5 (0.43%) Publishing
13 4 (0.34%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.34%) Law
14 3 (0.26%) Automotive
14 3 (0.26%) Billing
14 3 (0.26%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.17%) Front Office
16 1 (0.086%) Local Government
16 1 (0.086%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 364 (31.30%) Analyst
2 173 (14.88%) Business Analyst
3 168 (14.45%) Developer
4 160 (13.76%) Project Manager
5 81 (6.96%) Architect
6 79 (6.79%) Consultant
7 68 (5.85%) Senior Analyst
8 56 (4.82%) Senior Business Analyst
9 51 (4.39%) PMO Analyst
10 41 (3.53%) Java Developer
11 38 (3.27%) Solutions Architect
12 31 (2.67%) Programme Manager
13 28 (2.41%) Data Analyst
14 27 (2.32%) Test Analyst
15 23 (1.98%) Tester
15 23 (1.98%) Administrator
16 21 (1.81%) SQL Developer
17 18 (1.55%) Technical Analyst
17 18 (1.55%) Oracle Consultant
17 18 (1.55%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (6.96%) .NET
2 47 (4.04%) Spring
3 39 (3.35%) XML
4 38 (3.27%) HTML
4 38 (3.27%) Web Services
5 37 (3.18%) jQuery
6 33 (2.84%) CSS
7 27 (2.32%) J2EE
8 20 (1.72%) ASP.NET
8 20 (1.72%) Middleware
8 20 (1.72%) REST
9 16 (1.38%) SOAP
10 15 (1.29%) HTML5
10 15 (1.29%) JSON
11 14 (1.20%) CSS3
11 14 (1.20%) Hibernate
12 13 (1.12%) JSF
13 11 (0.95%) Ajax
13 11 (0.95%) Oracle Fusion
13 11 (0.95%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 40 (3.44%) DTV
2 31 (2.67%) Management Information System
3 17 (1.46%) Open Source
4 15 (1.29%) Mainframe
5 12 (1.03%) PMI
6 10 (0.86%) Digital Media
7 9 (0.77%) NHS
8 8 (0.69%) Replication
8 8 (0.69%) Mobile Banking
8 8 (0.69%) Mobile Payment
9 7 (0.60%) SWIFT
9 7 (0.60%) Online Banking
9 7 (0.60%) N-Tier
10 6 (0.52%) Clustering
10 6 (0.52%) Economics
10 6 (0.52%) Statistics
11 5 (0.43%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.43%) APACS
11 5 (0.43%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 75 (6.45%) Windows
2 43 (3.70%) Linux
3 36 (3.10%) UNIX
4 25 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (0.95%) Windows 7
7 10 (0.86%) Apple iOS
7 10 (0.86%) Android
8 9 (0.77%) Solaris
9 7 (0.60%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.34%) Fedora
11 4 (0.34%) CentOS
12 3 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.26%) zOS
12 3 (0.26%) AIX
13 2 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.086%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.086%) pSOS
14 1 (0.086%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (17.28%) Stakeholder Management
2 165 (14.19%) Project Management
3 127 (10.92%) PRINCE2
4 118 (10.15%) Business Intelligence
5 95 (8.17%) Change Management
6 82 (7.05%) Business Analysis
7 74 (6.36%) Migration
8 63 (5.42%) Scrum
9 57 (4.90%) Programme Management
10 56 (4.82%) Data Modelling
11 54 (4.64%) Change Control
12 53 (4.56%) Agile Software Development
13 47 (4.04%) GAP Analysis
13 47 (4.04%) Digital Marketing
14 45 (3.87%) User Acceptance Testing
15 44 (3.78%) Requirements Analysis
16 43 (3.70%) UML
16 43 (3.70%) ITIL
17 41 (3.53%) Business Transformation
18 40 (3.44%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 198 (17.02%) SQL
2 71 (6.10%) Java
3 56 (4.82%) VBA
4 46 (3.96%) JavaScript
5 35 (3.01%) C#
6 28 (2.41%) T-SQL
7 25 (2.15%) PL/SQL
8 17 (1.46%) VB
9 16 (1.38%) C
10 15 (1.29%) PowerShell
11 13 (1.12%) VB.NET
12 11 (0.95%) PHP
13 10 (0.86%) VBScript
14 8 (0.69%) Ruby
15 7 (0.60%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.52%) Perl
17 5 (0.43%) Python
17 5 (0.43%) XQuery
18 4 (0.34%) PHP5
19 3 (0.26%) VB6
Qualifications
1 77 (6.62%) Security Cleared
2 59 (5.07%) Degree
3 57 (4.90%) SC Cleared
4 40 (3.44%) ISEB
5 32 (2.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 20 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 18 (1.55%) PMI Certification
8 14 (1.20%) ACCA
8 14 (1.20%) PMP
9 13 (1.12%) CIMA
10 11 (0.95%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.69%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.52%) MCSE
14 5 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (0.43%) CISSP
14 5 (0.43%) APMP
15 4 (0.34%) MCP
15 4 (0.34%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.27%) Solvency II
2 34 (2.92%) QA
3 29 (2.49%) PCI DSS
4 23 (1.98%) Basel III
5 19 (1.63%) Basel II
5 19 (1.63%) FINREP
6 17 (1.46%) COREP
7 15 (1.29%) SLA
8 10 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.60%) FATCA
10 6 (0.52%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.34%) ISO 14001
11 4 (0.34%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.34%) CRD IV
12 3 (0.26%) MiFID
13 1 (0.086%) COBIT
13 1 (0.086%) P3O
System Software
1 26 (2.24%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.43%) vSphere
4 4 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.34%) XenDesktop
4 4 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (0.26%) NFS
5 3 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.26%) XenApp
6 2 (0.17%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.086%) RACF
7 1 (0.086%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.086%) Xen
7 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.086%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.086%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
1 9 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (0.52%) SCCM
3 4 (0.34%) WSUS
4 3 (0.26%) SCOM
4 3 (0.26%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.086%) Control-M
5 1 (0.086%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.086%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.086%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.086%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.086%) SCSM
Vendors
1 124 (10.66%) Microsoft
2 108 (9.29%) Oracle
3 93 (8.00%) SAP
4 46 (3.96%) Business Objects
5 19 (1.63%) IBM
6 16 (1.38%) HP
7 15 (1.29%) Cisco
8 14 (1.20%) Teradata
8 14 (1.20%) VMware
9 13 (1.12%) Citrix
10 11 (0.95%) Informatica
10 11 (0.95%) JBoss
10 11 (0.95%) Cognos
11 10 (0.86%) Google
11 10 (0.86%) McAfee
11 10 (0.86%) Hyperion
12 9 (0.77%) Unisys
13 8 (0.69%) Red Hat
13 8 (0.69%) ICL
14 7 (0.60%) Qualys
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £490 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £425 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £601 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £425 - £501 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £435 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £435 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Talent International
Rate: £190 - £210 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rate paid weekly
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £375.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £490 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The People Network
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago