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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 4 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 609 624 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.44% 19.35% 17.99%
As % of the General category 61.89% 62.15% 55.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 478 339
Average daily rate £375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 10
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.69 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.19% -24.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £12.80 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.40 £38.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +6.45%
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
984 1004 839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.03% 31.14% 32.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 662 544
Average daily rate £375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 50 32
Average hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.80 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 187 £360 -6.18% 94
Wiltshire -1 180 £395 -16.84% 47
Gloucestershire +4 87 £400 +5.96% 36
Dorset +2 51 £425 +13.33% 21
Somerset +13 48 £410 +0.92% 25
Devon -4 16 £325 -33.84% 5
Cornwall +5 1 £350 +16.66% 2
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 216 (17.49%) SQL
2 205 (16.60%) Stakeholder Management
2 205 (16.60%) Banking
3 185 (14.98%) Agile Software Development
4 175 (14.17%) Business Intelligence
5 152 (12.31%) Microsoft
6 140 (11.34%) Telecoms
7 134 (10.85%) Project Management
8 130 (10.53%) Programme Management
9 122 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
10 120 (9.72%) SAP
10 120 (9.72%) PRINCE2
10 120 (9.72%) Security Cleared
11 117 (9.47%) SQL Server
12 112 (9.07%) Marketing
13 111 (8.99%) Manufacturing
14 108 (8.74%) Oracle
15 100 (8.10%) MS Excel
16 97 (7.85%) Data Warehouse
17 90 (7.29%) Digital Marketing
18 86 (6.96%) Electronics
19 85 (6.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
20 82 (6.64%) JavaScript
21 81 (6.56%) HTML
22 78 (6.32%) Scrum
23 70 (5.67%) Business Analysis
24 69 (5.59%) Windows
25 65 (5.26%) Migration
26 63 (5.10%) CSS
26 63 (5.10%) Java

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 44 (3.56%) SharePoint
2 30 (2.43%) SAS
3 23 (1.86%) CMS
4 22 (1.78%) WebSphere
5 15 (1.21%) Node.js
6 14 (1.13%) Tomcat
7 12 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
8 10 (0.81%) Apache
8 10 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (0.73%) IIS
9 9 (0.73%) MS Exchange
9 9 (0.73%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (0.49%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 100 (8.10%) MS Excel
2 37 (3.00%) MS Office
3 35 (2.83%) MS Project
4 33 (2.67%) MS Visio
5 27 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 20 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.081%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.081%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.081%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.081%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 85 (6.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 23 (1.86%) Unit4 Business World
3 22 (1.78%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
7 6 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (0.40%) Documaker
8 5 (0.40%) SAP CO
8 5 (0.40%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
9 4 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
9 4 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.32%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.32%) SAP SRM
10 3 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (1.38%) Office 365
3 7 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (0.57%) Amazon Kinesis
3 7 (0.57%) Amazon S3
4 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.24%) GitHub
6 1 (0.081%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.081%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.081%) IaaS
6 1 (0.081%) PaaS
6 1 (0.081%) SaaS
6 1 (0.081%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.91%) Firewall
2 18 (1.46%) Network Security
3 16 (1.30%) Internet
3 16 (1.30%) LAN
4 14 (1.13%) WAN
5 13 (1.05%) HTTP
6 12 (0.97%) Ethernet
7 11 (0.89%) TCP/IP
8 10 (0.81%) DNS
8 10 (0.81%) VPN
9 9 (0.73%) SAN
9 9 (0.73%) Skype
10 7 (0.57%) Wireless
11 6 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (0.49%) DHCP
11 6 (0.49%) MPLS
12 4 (0.32%) BGP
12 4 (0.32%) Intranet
12 4 (0.32%) OSPF
12 4 (0.32%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 97 (7.85%) Data Warehouse
3 47 (3.81%) BusinessObjects
4 33 (2.67%) Relational Database
5 28 (2.27%) Oracle Database
6 26 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 25 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 24 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (1.54%) MS Access
10 17 (1.38%) RDBMS
11 16 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
12 14 (1.13%) Oracle BI EE
13 12 (0.97%) Big Data
14 11 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (0.81%) Data Mining
15 10 (0.81%) NoSQL
16 9 (0.73%) Data Mart
17 7 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
17 7 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 25 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (1.94%) Git (software)
3 19 (1.54%) Jenkins
4 14 (1.13%) Visual Studio
5 13 (1.05%) Eclipse
5 13 (1.05%) JIRA
5 13 (1.05%) Selenium
6 11 (0.89%) gulp
7 10 (0.81%) Grunt
8 9 (0.73%) Cucumber
9 8 (0.65%) Toad
10 7 (0.57%) ERwin
10 7 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (0.57%) Subversion
11 6 (0.49%) Axure RP
11 6 (0.49%) Gerrit
11 6 (0.49%) JUnit
11 6 (0.49%) Maven
11 6 (0.49%) Rational DOORS
12 5 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
General
1 205 (16.60%) Banking
2 140 (11.34%) Telecoms
3 112 (9.07%) Marketing
4 111 (8.99%) Manufacturing
5 86 (6.96%) Electronics
6 56 (4.53%) Retail
7 22 (1.78%) Financial Institution
7 22 (1.78%) Retail Banking
8 18 (1.46%) Legal
9 16 (1.30%) Back Office
10 11 (0.89%) Military
10 11 (0.89%) Publishing
11 10 (0.81%) Advertising
11 10 (0.81%) Billing
11 10 (0.81%) Games
11 10 (0.81%) General Ledger
11 10 (0.81%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.40%) Law
13 2 (0.16%) Front Office
13 2 (0.16%) German Language
Job Titles
1 330 (26.72%) Analyst
2 208 (16.84%) Developer
3 158 (12.79%) Business Analyst
4 135 (10.93%) Project Manager
5 93 (7.53%) Consultant
6 89 (7.21%) Architect
7 46 (3.72%) Financial Analyst
8 43 (3.48%) Senior Analyst
9 36 (2.91%) Data Analyst
10 33 (2.67%) Designer
10 33 (2.67%) SQL Developer
11 32 (2.59%) Solutions Architect
11 32 (2.59%) Test Analyst
12 30 (2.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 30 (2.43%) Java Developer
12 30 (2.43%) Senior Business Analyst
12 30 (2.43%) Service Analyst
12 30 (2.43%) Tester
13 25 (2.02%) .NET Developer
14 24 (1.94%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (6.56%) HTML
2 63 (5.10%) .NET
2 63 (5.10%) CSS
3 34 (2.75%) ASP.NET
4 33 (2.67%) Web Services
5 30 (2.43%) Middleware
6 29 (2.35%) Spring
7 28 (2.27%) Hibernate
8 22 (1.78%) AngularJS
8 22 (1.78%) jQuery
8 22 (1.78%) XML
9 20 (1.62%) HTML5
10 19 (1.54%) .NET Framework
11 17 (1.38%) React
12 16 (1.30%) Ajax
12 16 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (1.13%) Entity Framework
14 12 (0.97%) RESTful
15 11 (0.89%) Java EE
15 11 (0.89%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 122 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (3.72%) Data Centre
3 44 (3.56%) Management Information System
4 42 (3.40%) User Experience
5 25 (2.02%) iPad
6 14 (1.13%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.05%) NHS
8 8 (0.65%) Mobile App
8 8 (0.65%) Replication
9 7 (0.57%) Mainframe
9 7 (0.57%) Mathematics
10 6 (0.49%) Blog
10 6 (0.49%) DataPower
10 6 (0.49%) e-Learning
11 5 (0.40%) Chemistry
11 5 (0.40%) Credit Risk
11 5 (0.40%) Reference Data
12 4 (0.32%) Data Extraction
12 4 (0.32%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.32%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 69 (5.59%) Windows
2 52 (4.21%) Linux
3 29 (2.35%) Unix
4 25 (2.02%) Windows Server
5 22 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
9 11 (0.89%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.49%) Android
11 6 (0.49%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.32%) Solaris
12 4 (0.32%) zOS
13 3 (0.24%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.24%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.16%) AIX
14 2 (0.16%) CentOS
14 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.16%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (16.60%) Stakeholder Management
2 185 (14.98%) Agile Software Development
3 175 (14.17%) Business Intelligence
4 134 (10.85%) Project Management
5 130 (10.53%) Programme Management
6 120 (9.72%) PRINCE2
7 90 (7.29%) Digital Marketing
8 78 (6.32%) Scrum
9 70 (5.67%) Business Analysis
10 65 (5.26%) Migration
11 61 (4.94%) ITIL
12 58 (4.70%) Data Modelling
13 52 (4.21%) Change Control
14 49 (3.97%) E-Commerce
15 48 (3.89%) UML
16 47 (3.81%) Risk Management
17 46 (3.72%) Change Management
18 44 (3.56%) Continuous Improvement
18 44 (3.56%) ETL
19 43 (3.48%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 216 (17.49%) SQL
2 82 (6.64%) JavaScript
3 63 (5.10%) Java
4 45 (3.64%) C#
5 35 (2.83%) VBA
6 31 (2.51%) C
7 28 (2.27%) Python
8 24 (1.94%) Perl
9 22 (1.78%) T-SQL
10 21 (1.70%) PL/SQL
11 19 (1.54%) Bash Shell
12 16 (1.30%) Shell Script
12 16 (1.30%) VB.NET
13 13 (1.05%) Ruby
14 12 (0.97%) C++
15 11 (0.89%) AWK
15 11 (0.89%) sed
15 11 (0.89%) VB
16 9 (0.73%) PowerShell
17 4 (0.32%) Ada
Qualifications
1 120 (9.72%) Security Cleared
2 52 (4.21%) DV Cleared
2 52 (4.21%) SC Cleared
3 42 (3.40%) Degree
4 33 (2.67%) ISEB
5 22 (1.78%) CISSP
6 20 (1.62%) APMP
6 20 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 12 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 9 (0.73%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 8 (0.65%) CCNA
10 8 (0.65%) CREST Certified
10 8 (0.65%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.57%) GWAPT
12 6 (0.49%) PMP
13 5 (0.40%) CCNP
13 5 (0.40%) CISA
13 5 (0.40%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.00%) QA
2 24 (1.94%) SLA
3 20 (1.62%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.13%) Solvency II
5 12 (0.97%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.81%) Basel II
7 9 (0.73%) COBIT
8 8 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (0.49%) Basel III
10 6 (0.49%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.40%) ISO 14001
12 4 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.24%) SEPA
14 2 (0.16%) Def Stans
14 2 (0.16%) FATCA
15 1 (0.081%) COREP
15 1 (0.081%) FINREP
15 1 (0.081%) ISO27002
15 1 (0.081%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 31 (2.51%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.89%) Samba
4 9 (0.73%) NFS
5 8 (0.65%) XenApp
6 7 (0.57%) vSphere
7 5 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.32%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.32%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.24%) Docker
9 3 (0.24%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle Clusterware
10 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.081%) Firmware
11 1 (0.081%) RACF
Systems Management
1 21 (1.70%) Puppet
2 16 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (1.21%) SCCM
4 14 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.65%) NetBackup
6 7 (0.57%) Ansible
7 4 (0.32%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle ZFS
8 3 (0.24%) WSUS
9 2 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.16%) SCOM
10 1 (0.081%) CiscoWorks
10 1 (0.081%) Fluentd
10 1 (0.081%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.081%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.081%) Wonderware InTouch
10 1 (0.081%) zSecure
Vendors
1 152 (12.31%) Microsoft
2 120 (9.72%) SAP
3 108 (8.74%) Oracle
4 41 (3.32%) Teradata
5 39 (3.16%) IBM
6 31 (2.51%) Cisco
7 20 (1.62%) VMware
8 17 (1.38%) CheckPoint
9 16 (1.30%) Red Hat
10 15 (1.21%) Informatica
10 15 (1.21%) NetApp
11 14 (1.13%) Citrix
12 13 (1.05%) HP
12 13 (1.05%) Nokia
13 12 (0.97%) F5
13 12 (0.97%) Sitecore
14 11 (0.89%) Tableau
15 8 (0.65%) Splunk
16 7 (0.57%) Apple
16 7 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
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