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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 541 650 724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.31% 19.60% 21.56%
As % of the General category 62.69% 60.98% 60.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 478 554
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £291 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 3
Median hourly rate £27.50 £24.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +45.58%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.65 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.25% +21.21%
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
863 1066 1187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 30.81% 32.14% 35.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 711 796
Median daily rate £365 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 70 44
Median hourly rate £38.00 £41.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.50 £41.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.38
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +13.74%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -1 171 £375 -3.22% 63
Wiltshire 0 149 £408 -4.11% 14
Gloucestershire +4 102 £375 -10.71% 27
Dorset 0 59 £381 -15.27% 24
Somerset 0 22 £370 +1.36% 17
Devon -6 15 £350 -36.79% 8
Cornwall - 1 - - 1
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 (18.33%) SQL
2 206 (18.15%) Banking
3 163 (14.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 151 (13.30%) Project Management
5 137 (12.07%) Business Intelligence
6 134 (11.81%) SAP
6 134 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
7 125 (11.01%) Oracle
7 125 (11.01%) Telecoms
8 123 (10.84%) Marketing
9 120 (10.57%) Security Cleared
10 117 (10.31%) Programme Management
11 116 (10.22%) Microsoft
12 115 (10.13%) Java
13 104 (9.16%) Manufacturing
14 103 (9.07%) Migration
15 97 (8.55%) Retail
16 94 (8.28%) Windows
17 92 (8.11%) Digital Marketing
18 89 (7.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
18 89 (7.84%) Electronics
19 88 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
20 83 (7.31%) PRINCE2
21 79 (6.96%) HTML
22 78 (6.87%) SQL Server
23 72 (6.34%) MS Excel
23 72 (6.34%) User Acceptance Testing
23 72 (6.34%) SC Cleared
24 70 (6.17%) .NET
25 67 (5.90%) Degree

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 48 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 38 (3.35%) SAS
3 25 (2.20%) Apache Spark
4 20 (1.76%) WebSphere
5 16 (1.41%) CMS
6 11 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (0.97%) IIS
7 9 (0.79%) Skype for Business
8 8 (0.70%) Apache
9 7 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (0.62%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.53%) MQSeries
10 6 (0.53%) Mule
10 6 (0.53%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.44%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.35%) CICS
12 4 (0.35%) Confluence
12 4 (0.35%) Mule ESB
13 3 (0.26%) Alfresco
13 3 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 72 (6.34%) MS Excel
2 52 (4.58%) MS Office
3 22 (1.94%) MS Project
4 21 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (1.06%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.35%) SPSS
8 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.18%) Windchill
9 1 (0.088%) Revit
9 1 (0.088%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 89 (7.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 24 (2.11%) Oracle EBS
3 23 (2.03%) Oracle EBS R12
4 22 (1.94%) Unit4 Business World
5 18 (1.59%) Oracle Payables
6 16 (1.41%) Primavera
7 15 (1.32%) Oracle Receivables
8 12 (1.06%) Oracle Cash Management
8 12 (1.06%) Oracle iProcurement
9 11 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
9 11 (0.97%) SAP CO
9 11 (0.97%) SAP FI
9 11 (0.97%) SAP FI/CO
10 9 (0.79%) Oracle General Ledger
11 7 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
12 6 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
12 6 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
12 6 (0.53%) Oracle Internet Expenses
13 5 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
13 5 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 26 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.15%) Office 365
4 9 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (0.62%) SaaS
6 6 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.35%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.26%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.26%) IaaS
9 3 (0.26%) PaaS
9 3 (0.26%) Taleo
10 1 (0.088%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.91%) Firewall
2 30 (2.64%) VPN
3 18 (1.59%) WAN
4 16 (1.41%) TCP/IP
5 15 (1.32%) Internet
5 15 (1.32%) LAN
6 13 (1.15%) Network Security
7 12 (1.06%) DNS
8 10 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (0.88%) LDAP
9 9 (0.79%) Cisco ISE
9 9 (0.79%) DHCP
9 9 (0.79%) HTTPS
9 9 (0.79%) SAN
10 8 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (0.70%) IPsec
11 7 (0.62%) HTTP
11 7 (0.62%) Intranet
11 7 (0.62%) tcpdump
11 7 (0.62%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (6.87%) SQL Server
2 44 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (3.08%) Oracle Database
4 32 (2.82%) Big Data
5 25 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (1.67%) Data Mining
7 18 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (1.50%) Relational Database
9 15 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
10 11 (0.97%) Base SAS
11 10 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (0.62%) OLAP
14 7 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
14 7 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (0.53%) QlikView
15 6 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 24 (2.11%) Visual Studio
2 20 (1.76%) Git (software)
3 19 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (1.32%) JIRA
5 11 (0.97%) Selenium
6 10 (0.88%) Maven
7 9 (0.79%) Ant
8 7 (0.62%) Cucumber
8 7 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
8 7 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 6 (0.53%) LoadRunner
10 5 (0.44%) Gradle
10 5 (0.44%) Jenkins
10 5 (0.44%) Subversion
11 4 (0.35%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.35%) IntelliJ
11 4 (0.35%) Rational DOORS
12 3 (0.26%) ERwin
12 3 (0.26%) JUnit
12 3 (0.26%) LSMW
General
1 206 (18.15%) Banking
2 125 (11.01%) Telecoms
3 123 (10.84%) Marketing
4 104 (9.16%) Manufacturing
5 97 (8.55%) Retail
6 89 (7.84%) Electronics
7 37 (3.26%) Retail Banking
8 14 (1.23%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.15%) General Ledger
10 11 (0.97%) Back Office
11 7 (0.62%) Legal
12 6 (0.53%) Military
13 5 (0.44%) Games
13 5 (0.44%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.35%) Billing
15 3 (0.26%) Advertising
16 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.18%) Law
17 1 (0.088%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.088%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 300 (26.43%) Analyst
2 213 (18.77%) Developer
3 96 (8.46%) Business Analyst
4 88 (7.75%) Project Manager
5 83 (7.31%) Consultant
6 73 (6.43%) Architect
7 55 (4.85%) Java Developer
8 42 (3.70%) Test Analyst
9 34 (3.00%) .NET Developer
10 30 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
10 30 (2.64%) SQL Developer
10 30 (2.64%) Test Manager
11 28 (2.47%) Data Analyst
12 26 (2.29%) C# Developer
12 26 (2.29%) Financial Analyst
12 26 (2.29%) Senior Analyst
13 25 (2.20%) Designer
14 23 (2.03%) IT Analyst
15 22 (1.94%) C# .NET Developer
15 22 (1.94%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (6.96%) HTML
2 70 (6.17%) .NET
3 66 (5.81%) CSS
4 41 (3.61%) XML
5 37 (3.26%) AngularJS
6 36 (3.17%) JSON
7 34 (3.00%) ASP.NET
8 31 (2.73%) SOAP
8 31 (2.73%) Spring
9 30 (2.64%) HTML5
9 30 (2.64%) Web Services
10 29 (2.56%) jQuery
11 28 (2.47%) REST
12 26 (2.29%) Middleware
13 25 (2.20%) Kafka
13 25 (2.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 20 (1.76%) Hibernate
15 19 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
15 19 (1.67%) WCF
16 17 (1.50%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 88 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (3.88%) Management Information System
3 36 (3.17%) Data Centre
4 24 (2.11%) Blockchain
5 22 (1.94%) Computer Science
6 20 (1.76%) Mainframe
7 18 (1.59%) User Experience
8 15 (1.32%) iPad
9 10 (0.88%) NHS
10 9 (0.79%) Data Structures
10 9 (0.79%) e-Learning
11 8 (0.70%) Credit Risk
12 7 (0.62%) Blackberry
12 7 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 6 (0.53%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.53%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.53%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.53%) RIA
13 6 (0.53%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 94 (8.28%) Windows
2 46 (4.05%) Linux
3 25 (2.20%) Unix
4 23 (2.03%) Windows Server
4 23 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (1.59%) Windows 7
7 16 (1.41%) Solaris
8 11 (0.97%) Windows 10
9 9 (0.79%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.70%) Android
11 5 (0.44%) AIX
11 5 (0.44%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.088%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (14.36%) Stakeholder Management
2 151 (13.30%) Project Management
3 137 (12.07%) Business Intelligence
4 134 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
5 117 (10.31%) Programme Management
6 103 (9.07%) Migration
7 92 (8.11%) Digital Marketing
8 83 (7.31%) PRINCE2
9 72 (6.34%) User Acceptance Testing
10 64 (5.64%) Scrum
11 59 (5.20%) Risk Management
12 56 (4.93%) Business Analysis
13 55 (4.85%) Data Analysis
14 53 (4.67%) MVC
15 49 (4.32%) ITIL
16 44 (3.88%) Analytics
17 42 (3.70%) Change Management
18 41 (3.61%) Cash Management
19 39 (3.44%) SDLC
20 37 (3.26%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 208 (18.33%) SQL
2 115 (10.13%) Java
3 60 (5.29%) C#
4 58 (5.11%) JavaScript
5 36 (3.17%) PL/SQL
6 26 (2.29%) C++
7 25 (2.20%) Python
8 23 (2.03%) C
9 19 (1.67%) PowerShell
10 18 (1.59%) VBA
11 14 (1.23%) MATLAB
11 14 (1.23%) Shell Script
11 14 (1.23%) T-SQL
11 14 (1.23%) VB
12 12 (1.06%) R
13 9 (0.79%) Perl
13 9 (0.79%) VB.NET
14 8 (0.70%) VBScript
15 5 (0.44%) Ruby
16 4 (0.35%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 120 (10.57%) Security Cleared
2 72 (6.34%) SC Cleared
3 67 (5.90%) Degree
4 39 (3.44%) DV Cleared
5 23 (2.03%) ISEB
6 20 (1.76%) ISTQB
7 16 (1.41%) CISSP
8 13 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (1.06%) PhD
10 9 (0.79%) CCNA
10 9 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 8 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.53%) APMP
13 6 (0.53%) CCNP
13 6 (0.53%) HND
13 6 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.53%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.08%) QA
2 29 (2.56%) PCI DSS
3 27 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.15%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.79%) SLA
6 5 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.44%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.18%) COREP
7 2 (0.18%) FINREP
7 2 (0.18%) HL7
7 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.18%) SDET
7 2 (0.18%) SEPA
8 1 (0.088%) COBIT
8 1 (0.088%) GAAP
8 1 (0.088%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.088%) MiFID
8 1 (0.088%) P3O
8 1 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.088%) Solvency II
System Software
1 27 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 24 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.06%) XenApp
4 11 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.62%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.62%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.53%) Samba
6 6 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (0.44%) Docker
7 5 (0.44%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.26%) Firmware
8 3 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.18%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Clusterware
9 2 (0.18%) RACF
9 2 (0.18%) SRDF
9 2 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.088%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (1.15%) SCCM
3 9 (0.79%) Nagios
4 8 (0.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 8 (0.70%) NetBackup
4 8 (0.70%) Puppet
4 8 (0.70%) SCOM
5 7 (0.62%) Control-M
6 5 (0.44%) TeamSite
7 4 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.26%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (0.26%) Endace
8 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.18%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.18%) Cisco IPCC
9 2 (0.18%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.18%) QRadar
9 2 (0.18%) RSA Archer
9 2 (0.18%) zSecure
Vendors
1 134 (11.81%) SAP
2 125 (11.01%) Oracle
3 116 (10.22%) Microsoft
4 35 (3.08%) VMware
5 33 (2.91%) Cisco
6 27 (2.38%) Teradata
7 25 (2.20%) IBM
8 18 (1.59%) CheckPoint
9 17 (1.50%) HP
10 16 (1.41%) Citrix
11 15 (1.32%) Intel Security
12 11 (0.97%) F5
12 11 (0.97%) Red Hat
12 11 (0.97%) Sun
13 9 (0.79%) Forcepoint
13 9 (0.79%) Splunk
14 8 (0.70%) Qualys
15 7 (0.62%) ArcSight
15 7 (0.62%) Cyber-Ark
15 7 (0.62%) NetApp
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