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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 555 654 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.10% 20.92% 19.82%
As % of the General category 64.69% 66.19% 59.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 509 478
Median daily rate £380 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+0.06% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 9
Median hourly rate £32.50 £24.25 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.02% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £15.75 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.67 £32.88 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.25 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+4.10% -14.11%
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
858 988 1082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.53% 31.61% 33.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 649 674
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £283 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 47 54
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.40 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.89% -1.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £10.00 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.76%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 2 May 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 0 214 £370 -0.67% 53
Wiltshire -1 152 £420 -1.17% 20
Gloucestershire +5 62 £375 -6.25% 36
Dorset +4 62 £440 -6.43% 12
Somerset +4 24 £350 -17.64% 16
Devon -6 8 £425 +17.24% 5
Cornwall +4 3 £344 +5.76% 1
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 May 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.

1 208 (17.90%) Stakeholder Management
2 195 (16.78%) SQL
3 175 (15.06%) Agile Software Development
4 170 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
5 165 (14.20%) Banking
6 159 (13.68%) Telecoms
7 150 (12.91%) Project Management
8 143 (12.31%) Programme Management
9 141 (12.13%) Microsoft
10 126 (10.84%) SAP
11 121 (10.41%) Marketing
12 118 (10.15%) Manufacturing
13 117 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
14 115 (9.90%) PRINCE2
15 111 (9.55%) Security Cleared
16 103 (8.86%) Digital Marketing
17 100 (8.61%) MS Excel
18 98 (8.43%) Electronics
18 98 (8.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
19 90 (7.75%) Oracle
20 84 (7.23%) SQL Server
20 84 (7.23%) Java
21 80 (6.88%) ITIL
22 79 (6.80%) Migration
23 78 (6.71%) Windows
24 75 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
25 69 (5.94%) Scrum
26 65 (5.59%) HTML
27 61 (5.25%) Linux
27 61 (5.25%) 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 57 (4.91%) SharePoint
2 23 (1.98%) SAS
3 21 (1.81%) WebSphere
4 16 (1.38%) CMS
4 16 (1.38%) Skype for Business
5 15 (1.29%) Tomcat
6 12 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (0.86%) Apache
7 10 (0.86%) IIS
7 10 (0.86%) MS Exchange
7 10 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (0.77%) Confluence
8 9 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
10 7 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.60%) Mule
10 7 (0.60%) Mule ESB
10 7 (0.60%) Node.js
10 7 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 100 (8.61%) MS Excel
2 47 (4.04%) MS Office
3 38 (3.27%) MS Project
4 27 (2.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (2.32%) MS Visio
5 18 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.34%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.26%) SPSS
8 1 (0.086%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.086%) Revit
Business Applications
1 98 (8.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (1.20%) Unit4 Business World
3 12 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.34%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 4 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (0.34%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.34%) SAP SRM
6 3 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.26%) SAP PM
7 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.17%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 30 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.89%) Office 365
3 16 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (0.77%) Amazon S3
6 7 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (0.43%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (0.26%) IaaS
8 3 (0.26%) PaaS
9 2 (0.17%) GitHub
9 2 (0.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.93%) Firewall
2 25 (2.15%) VPN
3 24 (2.07%) Network Security
4 16 (1.38%) LAN
4 16 (1.38%) WAN
5 15 (1.29%) HTTP
6 14 (1.20%) LDAP
7 13 (1.12%) Skype
8 12 (1.03%) Internet
8 12 (1.03%) TCP/IP
9 11 (0.95%) SAN
10 9 (0.77%) HTTPS
11 8 (0.69%) DNS
11 8 (0.69%) Ethernet
12 7 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (0.60%) Wireless
13 6 (0.52%) IPsec
13 6 (0.52%) SSL
14 5 (0.43%) MPLS
14 5 (0.43%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 75 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (2.75%) BusinessObjects
4 22 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (1.81%) Oracle Database
5 21 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (1.55%) MS Access
7 17 (1.46%) Big Data
7 17 (1.46%) Relational Database
8 14 (1.20%) Data Mining
8 14 (1.20%) RDBMS
9 13 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (0.60%) Base SAS
12 7 (0.60%) MySQL
12 7 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (0.52%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 19 (1.64%) JIRA
2 14 (1.20%) Cucumber
3 13 (1.12%) Selenium
4 12 (1.03%) ERwin
4 12 (1.03%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.03%) Maven
5 11 (0.95%) Eclipse
5 11 (0.95%) Git (software)
6 10 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (0.77%) LoadRunner
7 9 (0.77%) Visual Studio
8 8 (0.69%) JUnit
9 7 (0.60%) WebDriver
10 6 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
11 5 (0.43%) Axure RP
11 5 (0.43%) Mockito
12 4 (0.34%) Ant
12 4 (0.34%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.34%) Subversion
12 4 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 165 (14.20%) Banking
2 159 (13.68%) Telecoms
3 121 (10.41%) Marketing
4 118 (10.15%) Manufacturing
5 98 (8.43%) Electronics
6 45 (3.87%) Retail
7 21 (1.81%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.38%) Retail Banking
9 15 (1.29%) Legal
10 12 (1.03%) Games
11 10 (0.86%) Billing
12 9 (0.77%) Law
12 9 (0.77%) Military
13 8 (0.69%) Back Office
14 6 (0.52%) Advertising
14 6 (0.52%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.52%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.43%) Publishing
16 3 (0.26%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 328 (28.23%) Analyst
2 171 (14.72%) Developer
3 135 (11.62%) Project Manager
4 128 (11.02%) Business Analyst
5 92 (7.92%) Consultant
6 79 (6.80%) Architect
7 49 (4.22%) Financial Analyst
8 45 (3.87%) Test Analyst
9 41 (3.53%) Data Analyst
10 40 (3.44%) Java Developer
10 40 (3.44%) SQL Developer
11 39 (3.36%) PMO Analyst
12 36 (3.10%) Senior Analyst
13 35 (3.01%) Service Analyst
14 29 (2.50%) Designer
14 29 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
15 25 (2.15%) Business Intelligence Analyst
16 24 (2.07%) IT Manager
17 19 (1.64%) Finance Business Analyst
17 19 (1.64%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (5.59%) HTML
2 58 (4.99%) CSS
3 39 (3.36%) .NET
3 39 (3.36%) Spring
4 35 (3.01%) Hibernate
5 32 (2.75%) Web Services
6 31 (2.67%) XML
7 17 (1.46%) JPA
7 17 (1.46%) jQuery
7 17 (1.46%) Middleware
8 15 (1.29%) Apache Camel
9 13 (1.12%) Ajax
9 13 (1.12%) ASP.NET
10 12 (1.03%) JSON
10 12 (1.03%) JSP
11 11 (0.95%) AngularJS
11 11 (0.95%) REST
12 10 (0.86%) HTML5
12 10 (0.86%) Java EE
13 9 (0.77%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 117 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (4.99%) Management Information System
3 47 (4.04%) Data Centre
4 28 (2.41%) User Experience
5 25 (2.15%) Computer Science
6 18 (1.55%) iPad
7 12 (1.03%) Mainframe
8 10 (0.86%) Mobile App
9 7 (0.60%) e-Learning
9 7 (0.60%) Reference Data
10 6 (0.52%) Blackberry
10 6 (0.52%) Data Extraction
10 6 (0.52%) Hedge funds
10 6 (0.52%) Mathematics
10 6 (0.52%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (0.43%) Credit Risk
11 5 (0.43%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (0.43%) Replication
12 4 (0.34%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 78 (6.71%) Windows
2 61 (5.25%) Linux
3 28 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (1.98%) Unix
5 20 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (1.46%) Windows Server
7 12 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
7 12 (1.03%) Windows 7
7 12 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.69%) Android
8 8 (0.69%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.43%) zOS
10 3 (0.26%) AIX
10 3 (0.26%) Solaris
10 3 (0.26%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.17%) CentOS
11 2 (0.17%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.086%) CatOS
12 1 (0.086%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (17.90%) Stakeholder Management
2 175 (15.06%) Agile Software Development
3 170 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
4 150 (12.91%) Project Management
5 143 (12.31%) Programme Management
6 115 (9.90%) PRINCE2
7 103 (8.86%) Digital Marketing
8 80 (6.88%) ITIL
9 79 (6.80%) Migration
10 69 (5.94%) Scrum
11 61 (5.25%) Business Analysis
12 59 (5.08%) Data Modelling
13 51 (4.39%) Change Control
13 51 (4.39%) Change Management
13 51 (4.39%) Data Analysis
14 46 (3.96%) Risk Management
15 45 (3.87%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 43 (3.70%) UML
17 41 (3.53%) Service Delivery
18 40 (3.44%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 195 (16.78%) SQL
2 84 (7.23%) Java
3 58 (4.99%) JavaScript
4 29 (2.50%) C#
4 29 (2.50%) VBA
5 27 (2.32%) C
5 27 (2.32%) Python
6 18 (1.55%) Perl
7 16 (1.38%) PL/SQL
8 14 (1.20%) PowerShell
9 13 (1.12%) Bash Shell
9 13 (1.12%) C++
10 12 (1.03%) T-SQL
11 11 (0.95%) AWK
11 11 (0.95%) sed
12 10 (0.86%) Ruby
13 9 (0.77%) VB
14 8 (0.69%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.52%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 111 (9.55%) Security Cleared
2 54 (4.65%) Degree
3 51 (4.39%) SC Cleared
4 43 (3.70%) DV Cleared
5 28 (2.41%) ISEB
6 25 (2.15%) CISSP
7 19 (1.64%) APMP
8 17 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 16 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (1.20%) CCNA
11 13 (1.12%) ISTQB
11 13 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (0.86%) CEH
12 10 (0.86%) GIAC
13 9 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 8 (0.69%) CISM
15 7 (0.60%) CCNP
15 7 (0.60%) CREST Certified
15 7 (0.60%) PMP
16 6 (0.52%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.84%) QA
2 23 (1.98%) PCI DSS
3 22 (1.89%) SLA
4 17 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (1.29%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.86%) Solvency II
7 6 (0.52%) COBIT
8 5 (0.43%) Basel II
8 5 (0.43%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.34%) Basel III
9 4 (0.34%) ISO 14001
10 3 (0.26%) Def Stans
10 3 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.17%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.086%) GAAP
12 1 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.086%) SSAE 16
12 1 (0.086%) TickIT
System Software
1 35 (3.01%) Active Directory
2 27 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.29%) Samba
3 15 (1.29%) XenApp
4 11 (0.95%) XenDesktop
5 9 (0.77%) NFS
6 7 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (0.60%) vSphere
7 5 (0.43%) Firmware
7 5 (0.43%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.26%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.17%) ACF2
9 2 (0.17%) Docker
9 2 (0.17%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.086%) Oracle Clusterware
10 1 (0.086%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 23 (1.98%) SCCM
2 19 (1.64%) Puppet
3 17 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (0.95%) NetBackup
6 5 (0.43%) Nagios
7 4 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.17%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.17%) Cisco IPCC
8 2 (0.17%) zSecure
9 1 (0.086%) Ansible
9 1 (0.086%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.086%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.086%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.086%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.086%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.086%) RSA Archer
9 1 (0.086%) SCOM
Vendors
1 141 (12.13%) Microsoft
2 126 (10.84%) SAP
3 90 (7.75%) Oracle
4 39 (3.36%) VMware
5 37 (3.18%) Cisco
6 28 (2.41%) IBM
7 26 (2.24%) Red Hat
8 24 (2.07%) CheckPoint
9 23 (1.98%) Citrix
10 22 (1.89%) Teradata
11 20 (1.72%) NetApp
12 19 (1.64%) HP
13 18 (1.55%) F5
14 16 (1.38%) Nokia
15 9 (0.77%) BMC
16 8 (0.69%) Sitecore
17 7 (0.60%) Juniper
18 6 (0.52%) Tableau
19 5 (0.43%) AppSense
19 5 (0.43%) Polycom
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