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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 671 431 784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.15% 19.31% 25.14%
As % of the General category 60.40% 57.47% 59.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 325 599
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £268 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 14
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £29.80 £95.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
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
1111 750 1313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 35.01% 33.60% 42.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 736 495 881
Average daily rate £390 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 27 75
Average hourly rate £33.00 £16.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.25% -55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.75 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.16 £44.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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 22 August 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
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 22 August 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
Bristol +1 222 £363 -9.37% 86
Wiltshire +1 222 £425 +6.25% 35
Gloucestershire +7 69 £375 -1.31% 33
Dorset -2 51 £393 -7.64% 14
Devon +11 44 £400 -27.27% 18
Somerset +1 28 £375 +20.00% 22
Cornwall - 4 £306 -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 279 (22.25%) Banking
2 207 (16.51%) Stakeholder Management
3 199 (15.87%) SQL
4 183 (14.59%) Project Management
5 138 (11.00%) Retail
6 131 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
7 122 (9.73%) SAP
8 117 (9.33%) PRINCE2
9 114 (9.09%) Oracle
9 114 (9.09%) Microsoft
10 100 (7.97%) Telecoms
11 98 (7.81%) Marketing
12 96 (7.66%) Retail Banking
12 96 (7.66%) Security Cleared
13 95 (7.58%) MS Excel
14 90 (7.18%) Change Management
15 89 (7.10%) SQL Server
16 80 (6.38%) .NET
17 79 (6.30%) Programme Management
18 78 (6.22%) MS Project
18 78 (6.22%) Business Analysis
19 77 (6.14%) Migration
20 74 (5.90%) Windows
21 73 (5.82%) Java
21 73 (5.82%) Data Warehouse
22 62 (4.94%) Scrum
23 61 (4.86%) Manufacturing
23 61 (4.86%) SharePoint
24 60 (4.78%) Agile Software Development
25 59 (4.70%) Digital Marketing

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 61 (4.86%) SharePoint
2 44 (3.51%) SAS
3 15 (1.20%) WebLogic
4 14 (1.12%) Tomcat
5 13 (1.04%) CMS
5 13 (1.04%) WebSphere
6 12 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
6 12 (0.96%) IIS
7 9 (0.72%) Apache
8 7 (0.56%) MS Exchange
9 5 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.40%) Lync
9 5 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (0.32%) Mule
11 3 (0.24%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.24%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.16%) Adobe CQ
12 2 (0.16%) AquaLogic Service Bus
12 2 (0.16%) Escenic
Applications
1 95 (7.58%) MS Excel
2 78 (6.22%) MS Project
3 49 (3.91%) MS Office
4 39 (3.11%) MS Visio
5 38 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (1.04%) InfoPath
7 11 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.080%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.080%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 55 (4.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (1.04%) Agresso
2 13 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (0.80%) Google Analytics
5 9 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (0.64%) WebTrends
7 7 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (0.56%) SAP FI
8 6 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
8 6 (0.48%) SAP GRC
8 6 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (0.40%) SAP CO
10 4 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
10 4 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
11 3 (0.24%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.64%) SaaS
3 7 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.32%) IaaS
5 4 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.16%) Office 365
6 2 (0.16%) PaaS
7 1 (0.080%) CheetahMail
7 1 (0.080%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.39%) Firewall
2 24 (1.91%) Internet
3 18 (1.44%) DNS
4 16 (1.28%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.72%) Intranet
6 8 (0.64%) DHCP
7 7 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (0.48%) Network Security
9 5 (0.40%) SAN
9 5 (0.40%) LTE
10 4 (0.32%) HTTP
11 3 (0.24%) WCDMA
11 3 (0.24%) ATM
11 3 (0.24%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.24%) VPN
11 3 (0.24%) LDAP
11 3 (0.24%) Extranet
12 2 (0.16%) Radio Access Network
12 2 (0.16%) Cisco PIX
12 2 (0.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 73 (5.82%) Data Warehouse
3 44 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 36 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 32 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 25 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 24 (1.91%) MySQL
8 23 (1.83%) Oracle Database
9 21 (1.67%) Oracle BI EE
10 20 (1.59%) MS Access
11 17 (1.36%) OLAP
11 17 (1.36%) Relational Database
12 16 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
13 12 (0.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 12 (0.96%) Essbase
13 12 (0.96%) Data Mining
14 11 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (0.72%) RDBMS
16 8 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (1.67%) WebDriver
1 21 (1.67%) Selenium
2 16 (1.28%) WATIR
3 15 (1.20%) JMeter
3 15 (1.20%) Maven
4 12 (0.96%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (0.72%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.72%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.56%) JUnit
6 7 (0.56%) Subversion
7 6 (0.48%) Cucumber
7 6 (0.48%) LoadRunner
7 6 (0.48%) Eclipse
7 6 (0.48%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.40%) Ant
8 5 (0.40%) PHPUnit
9 4 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.32%) JIRA
10 3 (0.24%) Rational Rose
10 3 (0.24%) RequisitePro
General
1 279 (22.25%) Banking
2 138 (11.00%) Retail
3 100 (7.97%) Telecoms
4 98 (7.81%) Marketing
5 96 (7.66%) Retail Banking
6 61 (4.86%) Manufacturing
7 54 (4.31%) Electronics
8 35 (2.79%) Legal
9 21 (1.67%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.72%) Back Office
11 6 (0.48%) Local Government
12 5 (0.40%) Publishing
13 4 (0.32%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.32%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.24%) Law
14 3 (0.24%) Advertising
14 3 (0.24%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.16%) Front Office
15 2 (0.16%) Military
16 1 (0.080%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 390 (31.10%) Analyst
2 186 (14.83%) Business Analyst
3 180 (14.35%) Developer
4 167 (13.32%) Project Manager
5 88 (7.02%) Architect
6 86 (6.86%) Consultant
7 66 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
8 52 (4.15%) Senior Business Analyst
9 49 (3.91%) PMO Analyst
10 40 (3.19%) Data Analyst
11 38 (3.03%) Test Analyst
11 38 (3.03%) Java Developer
12 37 (2.95%) Solutions Architect
13 32 (2.55%) Programme Manager
14 29 (2.31%) Tester
15 24 (1.91%) Senior Manager
16 20 (1.59%) Business Developer
17 19 (1.52%) Administrator
18 18 (1.44%) Enterprise Architect
19 17 (1.36%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (6.38%) .NET
2 44 (3.51%) Web Services
3 39 (3.11%) HTML
4 37 (2.95%) jQuery
5 36 (2.87%) XML
6 35 (2.79%) Spring
7 29 (2.31%) CSS
8 27 (2.15%) J2EE
9 23 (1.83%) Middleware
10 20 (1.59%) ASP.NET
11 17 (1.36%) HTML5
12 15 (1.20%) RESTful
13 13 (1.04%) SOAP
13 13 (1.04%) Hibernate
13 13 (1.04%) JSON
14 12 (0.96%) LAMP
15 11 (0.88%) Ajax
15 11 (0.88%) Java EE
15 11 (0.88%) REST
15 11 (0.88%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 54 (4.31%) DTV
2 42 (3.35%) Management Information System
3 30 (2.39%) Open Source
4 14 (1.12%) PMI
5 12 (0.96%) Client/Server
6 11 (0.88%) Mainframe
7 10 (0.80%) Digital Media
8 9 (0.72%) NHS
8 9 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
9 7 (0.56%) Economics
9 7 (0.56%) Online Banking
9 7 (0.56%) Data Integration
9 7 (0.56%) Social Media
10 6 (0.48%) Statistics
10 6 (0.48%) Replication
10 6 (0.48%) Mobile Payment
11 5 (0.40%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.40%) Clustering
11 5 (0.40%) SWIFT
12 4 (0.32%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 74 (5.90%) Windows
2 54 (4.31%) Linux
3 39 (3.11%) UNIX
4 17 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (1.28%) Windows 7
6 12 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (0.80%) CentOS
8 8 (0.64%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.64%) Android
8 8 (0.64%) Solaris
9 5 (0.40%) Fedora
10 3 (0.24%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.16%) AIX
12 1 (0.080%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.080%) pSOS
12 1 (0.080%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (16.51%) Stakeholder Management
2 183 (14.59%) Project Management
3 131 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
4 117 (9.33%) PRINCE2
5 90 (7.18%) Change Management
6 79 (6.30%) Programme Management
7 78 (6.22%) Business Analysis
8 77 (6.14%) Migration
9 62 (4.94%) Scrum
10 60 (4.78%) Agile Software Development
11 59 (4.70%) Digital Marketing
12 56 (4.47%) Data Modelling
13 55 (4.39%) Change Control
14 50 (3.99%) User Acceptance Testing
14 50 (3.99%) Data Analysis
15 49 (3.91%) Business Transformation
16 46 (3.67%) ITIL
17 43 (3.43%) Requirements Analysis
17 43 (3.43%) ETL
17 43 (3.43%) UML
Programming Languages
1 199 (15.87%) SQL
2 73 (5.82%) Java
3 49 (3.91%) VBA
4 46 (3.67%) JavaScript
5 40 (3.19%) C#
6 33 (2.63%) T-SQL
7 27 (2.15%) PL/SQL
8 22 (1.75%) VB
9 18 (1.44%) PHP
10 16 (1.28%) C
10 16 (1.28%) VB.NET
11 11 (0.88%) Ruby
12 9 (0.72%) VBScript
12 9 (0.72%) PowerShell
13 7 (0.56%) Perl
13 7 (0.56%) Python
14 5 (0.40%) PHP5
15 4 (0.32%) COBOL
16 3 (0.24%) ABAP
17 2 (0.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 96 (7.66%) Security Cleared
2 59 (4.70%) SC Cleared
3 54 (4.31%) Degree
4 50 (3.99%) ISEB
5 23 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 21 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 18 (1.44%) PMI Certification
8 17 (1.36%) ACCA
8 17 (1.36%) ISTQB
9 16 (1.28%) CIMA
10 14 (1.12%) DV Cleared
11 12 (0.96%) PMP
12 8 (0.64%) CISSP
13 4 (0.32%) APMP
13 4 (0.32%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 4 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
14 3 (0.24%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.03%) Solvency II
2 36 (2.87%) QA
3 34 (2.71%) PCI DSS
4 19 (1.52%) Basel II
4 19 (1.52%) Basel III
5 18 (1.44%) SLA
6 14 (1.12%) FINREP
7 11 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.80%) COREP
9 9 (0.72%) FATCA
10 8 (0.64%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.32%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.24%) MiFID
13 2 (0.16%) COBIT
13 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 1 (0.080%) P3O
14 1 (0.080%) CRD IV
14 1 (0.080%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 26 (2.07%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.56%) XenDesktop
4 4 (0.32%) vSphere
4 4 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.24%) XenApp
5 3 (0.24%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.080%) RACF
6 1 (0.080%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.080%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.080%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.080%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (0.40%) SCCM
4 3 (0.24%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.080%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.080%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.080%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.080%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 122 (9.73%) SAP
2 114 (9.09%) Oracle
2 114 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 50 (3.99%) Business Objects
4 25 (1.99%) IBM
5 19 (1.52%) VMware
6 17 (1.36%) Cisco
7 15 (1.20%) HP
7 15 (1.20%) Informatica
7 15 (1.20%) Teradata
8 14 (1.12%) Hyperion
8 14 (1.12%) Cognos
9 13 (1.04%) Citrix
10 12 (0.96%) Google
10 12 (0.96%) McAfee
11 10 (0.80%) JBoss
12 9 (0.72%) Unisys
13 8 (0.64%) Red Hat
13 8 (0.64%) Juniper
14 7 (0.56%) ICL
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
South West
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £320.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £330 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £445.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £510.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £150 - 180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £370.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Street, Somerset
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + (Potentially higher)
Posted: 3 days ago
Devon
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago