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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 718 419 757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.57% 18.74% 24.64%
As % of the General category 60.74% 58.03% 60.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 314 576
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 £275 £288 £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 3 9 18
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -39.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -9.09%
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
1182 722 1257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 35.52% 32.29% 40.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 490 840
Average daily rate £400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 36 69
Average hourly rate £35.50 £17.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.85% -52.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.75 £46.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +1 265 £375 -5.30% 84
Wiltshire 0 209 £425 +6.25% 49
Gloucestershire +3 77 £375 - 29
Dorset -2 49 £393 -12.77% 12
Devon +3 40 £388 -29.54% 11
Somerset +9 34 £380 +16.92% 8
Cornwall - 5 £306 -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 259 (20.06%) Banking
2 203 (15.72%) Stakeholder Management
3 195 (15.10%) SQL
4 193 (14.95%) Project Management
5 162 (12.55%) Agile Software Development
6 139 (10.77%) Business Intelligence
7 136 (10.53%) Retail
8 124 (9.60%) SAP
9 122 (9.45%) Microsoft
10 113 (8.75%) Oracle
11 108 (8.37%) PRINCE2
12 105 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
13 102 (7.90%) Telecoms
14 99 (7.67%) Marketing
15 98 (7.59%) Security Cleared
16 92 (7.13%) Retail Banking
17 91 (7.05%) MS Excel
18 89 (6.89%) Business Analysis
19 87 (6.74%) Change Management
20 84 (6.51%) Programme Management
21 78 (6.04%) SQL Server
22 75 (5.81%) Windows
23 74 (5.73%) Data Warehouse
24 72 (5.58%) MS Project
25 71 (5.50%) .NET
26 67 (5.19%) Migration
27 64 (4.96%) Manufacturing
28 63 (4.88%) Digital Marketing
29 59 (4.57%) SC Cleared
29 59 (4.57%) Java

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 52 (4.03%) SharePoint
2 51 (3.95%) SAS
3 15 (1.16%) CMS
4 14 (1.08%) Apache
5 12 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
5 12 (0.93%) WebSphere
6 10 (0.77%) Tomcat
6 10 (0.77%) IIS
7 9 (0.70%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.54%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.39%) Lync
11 4 (0.31%) Mule
11 4 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.23%) Oracle Service Bus
12 3 (0.23%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.15%) NetWeaver
13 2 (0.15%) TeamSite
Applications
1 91 (7.05%) MS Excel
2 72 (5.58%) MS Project
3 54 (4.18%) MS Office
4 39 (3.02%) MS Visio
5 38 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.46%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.31%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.077%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.077%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.077%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 58 (4.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (1.08%) Agresso
3 13 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
5 10 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
5 10 (0.77%) Google Analytics
6 9 (0.70%) SAP FI
7 8 (0.62%) WebTrends
7 8 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
8 7 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
9 6 (0.46%) SAP CO
9 6 (0.46%) SAP GRC
10 5 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
10 5 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
11 4 (0.31%) BASE24
11 4 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 4 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (0.70%) SaaS
3 6 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.39%) IaaS
5 4 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.23%) PaaS
7 1 (0.077%) CheetahMail
7 1 (0.077%) Pure360
7 1 (0.077%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.40%) Firewall
2 22 (1.70%) Internet
3 17 (1.32%) TCP/IP
4 15 (1.16%) DNS
5 8 (0.62%) DHCP
5 8 (0.62%) Network Security
6 7 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (0.54%) LTE
6 7 (0.54%) Intranet
6 7 (0.54%) LAN
7 5 (0.39%) WAN
7 5 (0.39%) WCDMA
8 4 (0.31%) ATM
8 4 (0.31%) SAN
9 3 (0.23%) Extranet
9 3 (0.23%) HTTP
10 2 (0.15%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.15%) VoIP
10 2 (0.15%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (0.15%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (6.04%) SQL Server
2 74 (5.73%) Data Warehouse
3 41 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 29 (2.25%) MySQL
5 29 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 22 (1.70%) Oracle BI EE
8 21 (1.63%) Oracle Database
9 16 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
9 16 (1.24%) Relational Database
10 15 (1.16%) MS Access
10 15 (1.16%) OLAP
11 13 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 11 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (0.85%) Data Mining
13 10 (0.77%) RDBMS
13 10 (0.77%) Essbase
14 8 (0.62%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 22 (1.70%) Selenium
2 20 (1.55%) WebDriver
3 17 (1.32%) WATIR
4 14 (1.08%) QuickTest Pro
4 14 (1.08%) JMeter
4 14 (1.08%) Git (software)
5 11 (0.85%) PHPUnit
6 7 (0.54%) Cucumber
6 7 (0.54%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.46%) Maven
8 5 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.39%) LoadRunner
8 5 (0.39%) Toad
9 4 (0.31%) JUnit
9 4 (0.31%) RequisitePro
10 3 (0.23%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.23%) FitNesse
10 3 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (0.23%) Subversion
10 3 (0.23%) MSI
General
1 259 (20.06%) Banking
2 136 (10.53%) Retail
3 102 (7.90%) Telecoms
4 99 (7.67%) Marketing
5 92 (7.13%) Retail Banking
6 64 (4.96%) Manufacturing
7 57 (4.42%) Electronics
8 36 (2.79%) Legal
9 20 (1.55%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.85%) Back Office
11 8 (0.62%) Local Government
12 6 (0.46%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.31%) Military
13 4 (0.31%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.23%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.23%) Law
14 3 (0.23%) Advertising
14 3 (0.23%) Publishing
15 2 (0.15%) Front Office
15 2 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 407 (31.53%) Analyst
2 194 (15.03%) Business Analyst
3 170 (13.17%) Project Manager
4 169 (13.09%) Developer
5 92 (7.13%) Architect
6 84 (6.51%) Consultant
7 71 (5.50%) Senior Analyst
8 52 (4.03%) Senior Business Analyst
9 47 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
9 47 (3.64%) PMO Analyst
10 40 (3.10%) Test Analyst
11 38 (2.94%) Data Analyst
12 33 (2.56%) Programme Manager
13 29 (2.25%) Tester
14 28 (2.17%) Senior Manager
15 25 (1.94%) Java Developer
16 19 (1.47%) Business Developer
17 18 (1.39%) Senior Project Manager
17 18 (1.39%) SQL Developer
18 17 (1.32%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (5.50%) .NET
2 41 (3.18%) Web Services
3 40 (3.10%) HTML
4 37 (2.87%) jQuery
5 25 (1.94%) XML
5 25 (1.94%) CSS
6 23 (1.78%) HTML5
7 22 (1.70%) Middleware
7 22 (1.70%) Spring
8 19 (1.47%) J2EE
9 17 (1.32%) ASP.NET
10 12 (0.93%) LAMP
10 12 (0.93%) RESTful
10 12 (0.93%) JSON
10 12 (0.93%) Zend Framework
11 11 (0.85%) .NET Framework
11 11 (0.85%) Ajax
12 10 (0.77%) Hibernate
13 9 (0.70%) Oracle Fusion
14 8 (0.62%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 105 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (4.42%) DTV
3 40 (3.10%) Management Information System
4 32 (2.48%) Open Source
5 13 (1.01%) PMI
6 12 (0.93%) Client/Server
6 12 (0.93%) User Experience
7 10 (0.77%) Mainframe
7 10 (0.77%) Digital Media
8 9 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
9 8 (0.62%) NHS
9 8 (0.62%) Data Integration
10 7 (0.54%) Social Media
11 6 (0.46%) Economics
11 6 (0.46%) Statistics
11 6 (0.46%) Computer Science
11 6 (0.46%) Online Banking
12 5 (0.39%) Mobile Payment
12 5 (0.39%) SWIFT
12 5 (0.39%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 75 (5.81%) Windows
2 59 (4.57%) Linux
3 37 (2.87%) UNIX
4 19 (1.47%) Windows 7
5 16 (1.24%) CentOS
6 14 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.54%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.39%) Android
9 5 (0.39%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.39%) Fedora
9 5 (0.39%) Solaris
10 2 (0.15%) AIX
10 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.077%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.077%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.077%) pSOS
11 1 (0.077%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (15.72%) Stakeholder Management
2 193 (14.95%) Project Management
3 162 (12.55%) Agile Software Development
4 139 (10.77%) Business Intelligence
5 108 (8.37%) PRINCE2
6 89 (6.89%) Business Analysis
7 87 (6.74%) Change Management
8 84 (6.51%) Programme Management
9 67 (5.19%) Migration
10 63 (4.88%) Digital Marketing
11 57 (4.42%) Risk Management
12 56 (4.34%) ITIL
13 55 (4.26%) Data Modelling
13 55 (4.26%) Scrum
14 52 (4.03%) Change Control
15 47 (3.64%) ETL
15 47 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
15 47 (3.64%) Data Analysis
15 47 (3.64%) Business Transformation
16 40 (3.10%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 195 (15.10%) SQL
2 59 (4.57%) Java
3 40 (3.10%) C#
4 39 (3.02%) JavaScript
4 39 (3.02%) VBA
5 34 (2.63%) T-SQL
6 25 (1.94%) PL/SQL
7 22 (1.70%) PHP
8 21 (1.63%) VB
9 19 (1.47%) C
10 13 (1.01%) VB.NET
11 10 (0.77%) Ruby
12 9 (0.70%) Perl
13 7 (0.54%) PowerShell
13 7 (0.54%) VBScript
14 6 (0.46%) COBOL
14 6 (0.46%) Python
15 5 (0.39%) PHP5
16 3 (0.23%) ABAP
17 2 (0.15%) Scala
Qualifications
1 98 (7.59%) Security Cleared
2 59 (4.57%) SC Cleared
3 52 (4.03%) Degree
4 50 (3.87%) ISEB
5 22 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 19 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 17 (1.32%) ISTQB
8 16 (1.24%) ACCA
8 16 (1.24%) DV Cleared
9 15 (1.16%) CIMA
9 15 (1.16%) PMI Certification
10 8 (0.62%) PMP
10 8 (0.62%) CISSP
11 7 (0.54%) APMP
12 6 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.39%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
14 4 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 3 (0.23%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.49%) Solvency II
2 42 (3.25%) PCI DSS
3 39 (3.02%) QA
4 20 (1.55%) SLA
5 17 (1.32%) Basel III
6 16 (1.24%) Basel II
7 14 (1.08%) FINREP
8 11 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.77%) FATCA
9 10 (0.77%) COREP
10 6 (0.46%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.39%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (0.23%) COBIT
12 3 (0.23%) MiFID
13 2 (0.15%) P3O
14 1 (0.077%) HL7
14 1 (0.077%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 23 (1.78%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.39%) XenDesktop
4 4 (0.31%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.23%) Shibboleth
5 3 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.15%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.077%) XenApp
7 1 (0.077%) vSphere
7 1 (0.077%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.077%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.077%) RACF
Systems Management
1 18 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (0.46%) SCCM
4 3 (0.23%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.15%) SCOM
6 1 (0.077%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.077%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.077%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 124 (9.60%) SAP
2 122 (9.45%) Microsoft
3 113 (8.75%) Oracle
4 48 (3.72%) Business Objects
5 25 (1.94%) IBM
6 21 (1.63%) Teradata
6 21 (1.63%) Cisco
7 19 (1.47%) VMware
7 19 (1.47%) Informatica
8 17 (1.32%) HP
9 15 (1.16%) Hyperion
10 14 (1.08%) Cognos
10 14 (1.08%) Citrix
11 12 (0.93%) McAfee
11 12 (0.93%) Google
11 12 (0.93%) Zend
12 10 (0.77%) Unisys
12 10 (0.77%) JBoss
13 8 (0.62%) PeopleSoft
13 8 (0.62%) Red Hat
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