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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
England / South West
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 540 581 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.05% 19.76% 20.28%
As % of the General category 65.85% 61.68% 64.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 426 481
Median daily rate £400 £381 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -9.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £498 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 11
Median hourly rate £27.50 £35.75 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +57.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.25 £27.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.90 £50.65 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +63.63%

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
820 942 954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.97% 32.03% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 647 658
Median daily rate £380 £375 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £274 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 44 60
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +49.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £27.50 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £57.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.69% +32.00%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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
Wiltshire -1 201 £425 +12.58% 27
Bristol 0 176 £375 - 93
Gloucestershire 0 80 £413 +3.12% 31
Somerset -3 30 £340 -17.32% 19
Devon +12 18 £338 +3.84% 12
Dorset -16 7 £438 +2.94% 17
Cornwall 0 5 £300 -14.28%
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 202 (18.86%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (18.02%) Banking
3 180 (16.81%) SQL
4 151 (14.10%) Project Management
5 148 (13.82%) SAP
6 147 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 137 (12.79%) Business Intelligence
8 131 (12.23%) Programme Management
9 127 (11.86%) Telecoms
10 126 (11.76%) Marketing
11 123 (11.48%) Security Cleared
12 116 (10.83%) Microsoft
13 114 (10.64%) Manufacturing
14 106 (9.90%) PRINCE2
15 103 (9.62%) Oracle
16 100 (9.34%) Retail
17 98 (9.15%) Digital Marketing
18 97 (9.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
18 97 (9.06%) Electronics
18 97 (9.06%) Scrum
19 91 (8.50%) .NET
19 91 (8.50%) HTML
20 88 (8.22%) C#
21 87 (8.12%) Migration
22 86 (8.03%) Java
23 85 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
24 80 (7.47%) JavaScript
25 79 (7.38%) SQL Server
26 76 (7.10%) SC Cleared
27 74 (6.91%) Business Analysis

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 45 (4.20%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.61%) SAS
3 22 (2.05%) CMS
4 20 (1.87%) IIS
5 16 (1.49%) Apache Spark
6 13 (1.21%) Apache
6 13 (1.21%) Sitecore CMS
6 13 (1.21%) WebSphere
7 11 (1.03%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.75%) Confluence
8 8 (0.75%) MS Exchange
8 8 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (0.56%) Mule
10 6 (0.56%) Mule ESB
11 5 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.47%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.37%) CICS
12 4 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 57 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 53 (4.95%) MS Office
3 48 (4.48%) MS Project
4 20 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (1.21%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.28%) Lectora
7 3 (0.28%) Windchill
8 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.19%) Simulink
9 1 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.093%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.093%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.093%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 97 (9.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 23 (2.15%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (1.77%) Oracle EBS R12
4 18 (1.68%) SAP CO
4 18 (1.68%) SAP FI
4 18 (1.68%) SAP FI/CO
5 15 (1.40%) Unit4 Business World
6 13 (1.21%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
9 6 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
9 6 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
9 6 (0.56%) Primavera
10 4 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
10 4 (0.37%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
11 3 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
12 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
12 2 (0.19%) Findur
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.15%) Office 365
2 10 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.47%) SaaS
4 5 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.15%) Internet
2 10 (0.93%) Firewall
3 9 (0.84%) Network Security
4 8 (0.75%) DNS
4 8 (0.75%) Intranet
5 5 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (0.47%) LDAP
6 4 (0.37%) DHCP
6 4 (0.37%) PPP
6 4 (0.37%) SAN
7 3 (0.28%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (0.28%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.28%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.28%) VPN
8 2 (0.19%) BGP
8 2 (0.19%) HSRP
8 2 (0.19%) HTTP
8 2 (0.19%) MPLS
8 2 (0.19%) OSPF
8 2 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (7.38%) SQL Server
2 43 (4.01%) Oracle Database
3 37 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (1.96%) Big Data
5 21 (1.96%) Oracle BI EE
6 20 (1.87%) Relational Database
7 17 (1.59%) OLAP
8 16 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
10 11 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (0.75%) Base SAS
12 8 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (0.65%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
14 5 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 29 (2.71%) Visual Studio
2 28 (2.61%) JIRA
2 28 (2.61%) Selenium
3 25 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (2.15%) Git (software)
5 21 (1.96%) Cucumber
6 19 (1.77%) WebDriver
7 13 (1.21%) Subversion
8 11 (1.03%) Maven
9 8 (0.75%) Ant
9 8 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (0.75%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.56%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
10 6 (0.56%) Selenium IDE
10 6 (0.56%) SoapUI
11 5 (0.47%) ERwin
11 5 (0.47%) JMeter
11 5 (0.47%) Toad
General
1 193 (18.02%) Banking
2 127 (11.86%) Telecoms
3 126 (11.76%) Marketing
4 114 (10.64%) Manufacturing
5 100 (9.34%) Retail
6 97 (9.06%) Electronics
7 39 (3.64%) Retail Banking
8 15 (1.40%) General Ledger
9 12 (1.12%) Back Office
10 10 (0.93%) Legal
11 9 (0.84%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.75%) Advertising
13 7 (0.65%) Military
14 6 (0.56%) Billing
15 5 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.28%) Games
16 3 (0.28%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.28%) Local Government
17 2 (0.19%) Law
18 1 (0.093%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 284 (26.52%) Analyst
2 198 (18.49%) Developer
3 118 (11.02%) Business Analyst
4 87 (8.12%) Project Manager
5 61 (5.70%) Architect
5 61 (5.70%) Consultant
6 46 (4.30%) .NET Developer
7 41 (3.83%) Java Developer
8 38 (3.55%) C# Developer
9 36 (3.36%) Financial Analyst
10 33 (3.08%) Tester
11 32 (2.99%) Test Analyst
12 29 (2.71%) C# .NET Developer
12 29 (2.71%) Test Manager
13 27 (2.52%) ASP.NET Developer
13 27 (2.52%) Coordinator
14 26 (2.43%) Senior Analyst
14 26 (2.43%) Solutions Architect
15 25 (2.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 24 (2.24%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (8.50%) .NET
1 91 (8.50%) HTML
2 72 (6.72%) CSS
3 60 (5.60%) ASP.NET
4 50 (4.67%) AngularJS
5 42 (3.92%) jQuery
6 38 (3.55%) HTML5
7 36 (3.36%) SOAP
8 33 (3.08%) JSON
9 32 (2.99%) XML
10 30 (2.80%) REST
11 26 (2.43%) ASP.NET MVC
12 24 (2.24%) Spring
12 24 (2.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 24 (2.24%) Web Services
13 20 (1.87%) Ajax
14 19 (1.77%) ASP.NET Web API
15 18 (1.68%) .NET Framework
16 15 (1.40%) Middleware
16 15 (1.40%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 85 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 32 (2.99%) User Experience
4 15 (1.40%) Blockchain
5 14 (1.31%) W3C
6 13 (1.21%) Data Centre
6 13 (1.21%) Mainframe
7 10 (0.93%) Data Structures
7 10 (0.93%) Fat Client
7 10 (0.93%) RIA
7 10 (0.93%) Thin Client
8 9 (0.84%) CMDB
9 7 (0.65%) NHS
10 6 (0.56%) FMCG
10 6 (0.56%) Robotics
11 5 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (0.47%) Statistics
12 4 (0.37%) Clustering
12 4 (0.37%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.37%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 74 (6.91%) Windows
2 34 (3.17%) Windows 7
3 25 (2.33%) Unix
4 19 (1.77%) Linux
5 11 (1.03%) Solaris
6 9 (0.84%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.65%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.56%) Android
9 6 (0.56%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.47%) AIX
11 4 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.19%) CentOS
13 2 (0.19%) Kali Linux
13 2 (0.19%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.19%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.093%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.093%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (18.86%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (14.10%) Project Management
3 147 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 137 (12.79%) Business Intelligence
5 131 (12.23%) Programme Management
6 106 (9.90%) PRINCE2
7 98 (9.15%) Digital Marketing
8 97 (9.06%) Scrum
9 87 (8.12%) Migration
10 74 (6.91%) Business Analysis
11 63 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
12 54 (5.04%) MVC
13 48 (4.48%) ERP
13 48 (4.48%) Risk Management
14 44 (4.11%) Test Scripting
15 42 (3.92%) Change Control
16 41 (3.83%) Continuous Improvement
17 38 (3.55%) Data Modelling
18 37 (3.45%) Data Analysis
19 35 (3.27%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 180 (16.81%) SQL
2 88 (8.22%) C#
3 86 (8.03%) Java
4 80 (7.47%) JavaScript
5 42 (3.92%) PL/SQL
6 32 (2.99%) C
7 16 (1.49%) T-SQL
8 14 (1.31%) VBA
9 12 (1.12%) Shell Script
10 11 (1.03%) ActionScript
11 10 (0.93%) C++
11 10 (0.93%) PowerShell
12 8 (0.75%) Python
13 7 (0.65%) ABAP
13 7 (0.65%) Perl
14 6 (0.56%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.47%) VBScript
16 4 (0.37%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.37%) VB
17 3 (0.28%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 123 (11.48%) Security Cleared
2 76 (7.10%) SC Cleared
3 38 (3.55%) DV Cleared
4 37 (3.45%) ISEB
5 36 (3.36%) Degree
6 20 (1.87%) ISTQB
6 20 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 15 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 11 (1.03%) APMG
8 11 (1.03%) APMP
8 11 (1.03%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 9 (0.84%) ACCA
9 9 (0.84%) CIMA
9 9 (0.84%) CREST Certified
10 7 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.56%) CISSP
12 5 (0.47%) CEH
12 5 (0.47%) CISM
13 4 (0.37%) HNC
13 4 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.64%) QA
2 22 (2.05%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.75%) SLA
5 7 (0.65%) MiFID
6 5 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.37%) Basel II
7 4 (0.37%) GxP
7 4 (0.37%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.28%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.28%) SDET
9 2 (0.19%) COREP
9 2 (0.19%) FINREP
10 1 (0.093%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.093%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.093%) P3O
10 1 (0.093%) Solvency II
System Software
1 41 (3.83%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (0.75%) XenApp
5 8 (0.75%) XenDesktop
6 7 (0.65%) Docker
6 7 (0.65%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.47%) BitLocker
7 5 (0.47%) Snort
7 5 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.19%) SRDF
9 2 (0.19%) Varnish
10 1 (0.093%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.093%) RACF
10 1 (0.093%) Samba
10 1 (0.093%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.093%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (1.40%) SCCM
3 5 (0.47%) Control-M
3 5 (0.47%) Nagios
3 5 (0.47%) NetBackup
3 5 (0.47%) SCOM
3 5 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (0.37%) TeamSite
5 3 (0.28%) Endace
5 3 (0.28%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 3 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.28%) Puppet
6 2 (0.19%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.19%) Nessus
7 1 (0.093%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.093%) Kibana
Vendors
1 148 (13.82%) SAP
2 116 (10.83%) Microsoft
3 103 (9.62%) Oracle
4 25 (2.33%) IBM
5 19 (1.77%) Sitecore
5 19 (1.77%) Teradata
6 17 (1.59%) VMware
7 14 (1.31%) Apple
7 14 (1.31%) Hyperion
8 13 (1.21%) Citrix
9 11 (1.03%) CheckPoint
10 10 (0.93%) AppSense
10 10 (0.93%) HP
11 9 (0.84%) Intel Security
11 9 (0.84%) Murex
11 9 (0.84%) Sun
12 8 (0.75%) Atlassian
13 7 (0.65%) Actimize
13 7 (0.65%) Cisco
13 7 (0.65%) Wyse
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Wiltshire
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Wiltshire
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Gloucestershire
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Somerset
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Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
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Bristol
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Swindon
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Bristol
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Bath
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