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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 566 656 660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.58% 20.00% 20.87%
As % of the General category 63.17% 61.37% 60.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 495 509
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £294 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 6
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +61.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £35.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.26 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+1.11% +28.86%
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
896 1069 1099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.00% 32.59% 34.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 720 724
Median daily rate £375 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 73 49
Median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.74 £55.00 £41.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Finance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 August 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 30 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -1 177 £375 - 78
Wiltshire 0 155 £425 -2.85% 9
Gloucestershire 0 95 £390 -7.14% 22
Dorset +1 67 £350 -22.22% 13
Somerset +5 21 £375 -3.22% 7
Devon -1 20 £413 +11.86% 4
Cornwall +4 1 - -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Finance.

1 204 (18.17%) SQL
2 194 (17.28%) Stakeholder Management
3 191 (17.01%) Banking
4 148 (13.18%) Business Intelligence
5 147 (13.09%) Project Management
6 142 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
7 135 (12.02%) SAP
8 130 (11.58%) Telecoms
9 127 (11.31%) Programme Management
10 125 (11.13%) Marketing
11 121 (10.77%) Oracle
12 120 (10.69%) Microsoft
13 115 (10.24%) Security Cleared
14 114 (10.15%) Manufacturing
15 111 (9.88%) Java
16 101 (8.99%) Migration
17 100 (8.90%) Digital Marketing
18 97 (8.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
18 97 (8.64%) Electronics
18 97 (8.64%) Windows
19 93 (8.28%) Retail
20 88 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
21 82 (7.30%) PRINCE2
21 82 (7.30%) MS Excel
22 79 (7.03%) SQL Server
23 71 (6.32%) HTML
24 67 (5.97%) SC Cleared
25 66 (5.88%) Degree
26 65 (5.79%) User Acceptance Testing
27 64 (5.70%) .NET

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 51 (4.54%) SharePoint
2 40 (3.56%) SAS
3 22 (1.96%) WebSphere
4 19 (1.69%) Apache Spark
5 16 (1.42%) CMS
6 13 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (1.16%) IIS
7 11 (0.98%) Skype for Business
8 9 (0.80%) Mule
9 7 (0.62%) Mule ESB
10 6 (0.53%) Apache
10 6 (0.53%) Confluence
10 6 (0.53%) MQSeries
10 6 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.45%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.36%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.36%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.27%) CICS
13 3 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 82 (7.30%) MS Excel
2 53 (4.72%) MS Office
3 23 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (1.87%) MS Project
5 10 (0.89%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.36%) SPSS
8 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.18%) Windchill
9 1 (0.089%) Revit
9 1 (0.089%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 97 (8.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 25 (2.23%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (2.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 20 (1.78%) Unit4 Business World
4 18 (1.60%) Oracle Payables
5 15 (1.34%) Oracle Receivables
6 13 (1.16%) Primavera
7 12 (1.07%) Oracle Applications
7 12 (1.07%) Oracle iProcurement
8 10 (0.89%) Oracle Cash Management
9 8 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
9 8 (0.71%) SAP CO
9 8 (0.71%) SAP FI
9 8 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
10 7 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
10 7 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
11 6 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
11 6 (0.53%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 5 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
12 5 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 30 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.16%) Office 365
4 12 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 6 (0.53%) SaaS
7 5 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.36%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.27%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.27%) IaaS
9 3 (0.27%) PaaS
9 3 (0.27%) Taleo
10 1 (0.089%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.03%) Firewall
2 32 (2.85%) VPN
3 19 (1.69%) WAN
4 17 (1.51%) TCP/IP
5 16 (1.42%) LAN
6 15 (1.34%) Internet
6 15 (1.34%) Network Security
7 14 (1.25%) DNS
8 13 (1.16%) LDAP
9 11 (0.98%) DHCP
10 10 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (0.80%) Cisco ISE
11 9 (0.80%) HTTPS
11 9 (0.80%) SAN
12 8 (0.71%) HTTP
12 8 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (0.71%) IPsec
13 7 (0.62%) tcpdump
13 7 (0.62%) Wireshark
14 6 (0.53%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (7.03%) SQL Server
2 49 (4.36%) Data Warehouse
3 30 (2.67%) Oracle Database
3 30 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (2.32%) Big Data
5 21 (1.87%) Data Mining
5 21 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (1.25%) Base SAS
6 14 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
7 13 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (1.07%) Relational Database
9 10 (0.89%) MS Access
9 10 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.62%) MySQL
12 7 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (0.53%) OLAP
13 6 (0.53%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 23 (2.05%) Visual Studio
2 20 (1.78%) JIRA
3 19 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 16 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (0.98%) Maven
6 10 (0.89%) Selenium
7 8 (0.71%) Cucumber
8 7 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 6 (0.53%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.53%) LoadRunner
10 5 (0.45%) Ant
10 5 (0.45%) ERwin
10 5 (0.45%) Gradle
10 5 (0.45%) JUnit
10 5 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (0.36%) IntelliJ
11 4 (0.36%) Zephyr
12 3 (0.27%) FinalBuilder
12 3 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
12 3 (0.27%) WebDriver
General
1 191 (17.01%) Banking
2 130 (11.58%) Telecoms
3 125 (11.13%) Marketing
4 114 (10.15%) Manufacturing
5 97 (8.64%) Electronics
6 93 (8.28%) Retail
7 38 (3.38%) Retail Banking
8 13 (1.16%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.07%) General Ledger
10 10 (0.89%) Back Office
11 6 (0.53%) Games
11 6 (0.53%) Legal
12 5 (0.45%) Military
13 4 (0.36%) Billing
13 4 (0.36%) Law
14 3 (0.27%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.27%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.089%) Automotive
16 1 (0.089%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 296 (26.36%) Analyst
2 205 (18.25%) Developer
3 94 (8.37%) Project Manager
4 93 (8.28%) Business Analyst
5 83 (7.39%) Consultant
6 75 (6.68%) Architect
7 56 (4.99%) Java Developer
8 44 (3.92%) Test Analyst
9 35 (3.12%) SQL Developer
10 31 (2.76%) .NET Developer
10 31 (2.76%) Data Analyst
10 31 (2.76%) Financial Analyst
11 28 (2.49%) Test Manager
12 27 (2.40%) Solutions Architect
13 26 (2.32%) Senior Analyst
14 25 (2.23%) PMO Analyst
15 23 (2.05%) C# Developer
15 23 (2.05%) Designer
15 23 (2.05%) IT Analyst
16 22 (1.96%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (6.32%) HTML
2 64 (5.70%) .NET
3 59 (5.25%) CSS
4 35 (3.12%) XML
5 33 (2.94%) JSON
6 32 (2.85%) Spring
7 31 (2.76%) SOAP
8 30 (2.67%) AngularJS
8 30 (2.67%) ASP.NET
8 30 (2.67%) Web Services
9 29 (2.58%) jQuery
10 28 (2.49%) REST
11 27 (2.40%) Middleware
12 23 (2.05%) HTML5
13 21 (1.87%) Hibernate
14 20 (1.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 19 (1.69%) Kafka
16 18 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC
16 18 (1.60%) WCF
17 16 (1.42%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 88 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (4.36%) Management Information System
3 36 (3.21%) Data Centre
4 24 (2.14%) Computer Science
5 20 (1.78%) Mainframe
6 18 (1.60%) Blockchain
6 18 (1.60%) iPad
6 18 (1.60%) User Experience
7 8 (0.71%) Mobile App
7 8 (0.71%) NHS
7 8 (0.71%) Virtual Team
8 7 (0.62%) Blackberry
8 7 (0.62%) Credit Risk
8 7 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 7 (0.62%) e-Learning
8 7 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.53%) Data Structures
9 6 (0.53%) Fat Client
9 6 (0.53%) Hedge funds
9 6 (0.53%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 97 (8.64%) Windows
2 53 (4.72%) Linux
3 26 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (2.14%) Unix
5 24 (2.14%) Windows Server
6 19 (1.69%) Windows 7
7 14 (1.25%) Solaris
8 12 (1.07%) Windows 10
9 11 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (0.80%) Android
10 9 (0.80%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.53%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.36%) AIX
14 2 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.18%) zOS
15 1 (0.089%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (17.28%) Stakeholder Management
2 148 (13.18%) Business Intelligence
3 147 (13.09%) Project Management
4 142 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
5 127 (11.31%) Programme Management
6 101 (8.99%) Migration
7 100 (8.90%) Digital Marketing
8 82 (7.30%) PRINCE2
9 65 (5.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 63 (5.61%) Scrum
11 59 (5.25%) Risk Management
12 55 (4.90%) Data Analysis
13 53 (4.72%) ITIL
14 52 (4.63%) MVC
15 50 (4.45%) Business Analysis
16 41 (3.65%) Analytics
17 38 (3.38%) Change Management
17 38 (3.38%) ERP
18 37 (3.29%) SDLC
19 36 (3.21%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 204 (18.17%) SQL
2 111 (9.88%) Java
3 54 (4.81%) JavaScript
4 52 (4.63%) C#
5 28 (2.49%) PL/SQL
6 25 (2.23%) PowerShell
7 24 (2.14%) C++
7 24 (2.14%) Python
7 24 (2.14%) VBA
8 20 (1.78%) C
9 14 (1.25%) MATLAB
9 14 (1.25%) VB
10 13 (1.16%) T-SQL
11 12 (1.07%) R
12 11 (0.98%) Shell Script
13 9 (0.80%) VBScript
14 8 (0.71%) Perl
14 8 (0.71%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.53%) Ruby
16 5 (0.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 115 (10.24%) Security Cleared
2 67 (5.97%) SC Cleared
3 66 (5.88%) Degree
4 36 (3.21%) DV Cleared
5 22 (1.96%) ISEB
6 21 (1.87%) ISTQB
7 16 (1.42%) CISSP
8 13 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (1.07%) PhD
10 11 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 9 (0.80%) CCNA
11 9 (0.80%) PMI Certification
12 8 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (0.53%) APMP
14 6 (0.53%) CCNP
14 6 (0.53%) HND
15 5 (0.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.47%) QA
2 28 (2.49%) PCI DSS
3 26 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.34%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.89%) SLA
6 6 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.36%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.18%) HL7
8 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.18%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.18%) SEPA
9 1 (0.089%) COBIT
9 1 (0.089%) COREP
9 1 (0.089%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.089%) FINREP
9 1 (0.089%) GAAP
9 1 (0.089%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.089%) SDET
9 1 (0.089%) TickIT
System Software
1 31 (2.76%) Active Directory
2 25 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.42%) XenApp
4 11 (0.98%) XenDesktop
5 9 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.71%) VMware ESX
7 7 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.53%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.53%) Samba
8 6 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (0.36%) Firmware
10 3 (0.27%) Docker
11 2 (0.18%) ACF2
11 2 (0.18%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle Clusterware
11 2 (0.18%) RACF
11 2 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.089%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 17 (1.51%) SCCM
2 16 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.80%) Nagios
4 8 (0.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 8 (0.71%) NetBackup
4 8 (0.71%) Puppet
4 8 (0.71%) SCOM
5 7 (0.62%) Control-M
6 3 (0.27%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.27%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.27%) TeamSite
6 3 (0.27%) zSecure
7 2 (0.18%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.18%) QRadar
7 2 (0.18%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.089%) CA Endevor
8 1 (0.089%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 135 (12.02%) SAP
2 121 (10.77%) Oracle
3 120 (10.69%) Microsoft
4 37 (3.29%) VMware
5 34 (3.03%) Cisco
6 24 (2.14%) Teradata
7 23 (2.05%) IBM
8 19 (1.69%) Citrix
8 19 (1.69%) HP
9 18 (1.60%) CheckPoint
10 14 (1.25%) Red Hat
11 13 (1.16%) Intel Security
12 11 (0.98%) F5
13 10 (0.89%) Sun
14 9 (0.80%) Forcepoint
15 8 (0.71%) Qualys
16 7 (0.62%) ArcSight
16 7 (0.62%) Cyber-Ark
16 7 (0.62%) Murex
16 7 (0.62%) NetApp
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