The first 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the South West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 583 474 821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.15% 22.08% 27.06%
As % of the General category 56.93% 62.45% 62.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 353 624
Average daily rate
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£396 £395 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% +4.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 13
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -36.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.50%
General Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1024 759 1318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.63% 35.35% 43.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 502 916
Average daily rate £385 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 25 62
Average hourly rate £33.00 £17.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.30% -50.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.75 £19.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £46.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Finance
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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
Wiltshire 0 233 £425 +3.03% 44
Bristol 0 179 £360 -1.36% 90
Gloucestershire +4 56 £375 -6.25% 28
Dorset -2 39 £400 +0.94% 12
Devon +12 36 £450 +8.43% 11
Somerset -17 17 £325 -3.70% 19
Cornwall - 2 £306 -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 298 (24.51%) Banking
2 215 (17.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 212 (17.43%) SQL
4 172 (14.14%) Project Management
5 145 (11.92%) Retail
6 126 (10.36%) PRINCE2
6 126 (10.36%) Business Intelligence
7 119 (9.79%) Microsoft
8 108 (8.88%) Retail Banking
9 107 (8.80%) Oracle
10 105 (8.63%) SQL Server
11 103 (8.47%) SAP
12 98 (8.06%) Change Management
13 92 (7.57%) Business Analysis
14 90 (7.40%) Marketing
14 90 (7.40%) MS Excel
15 84 (6.91%) MS Project
15 84 (6.91%) .NET
15 84 (6.91%) Telecoms
16 79 (6.50%) Security Cleared
17 76 (6.25%) Windows
18 74 (6.09%) Data Warehouse
18 74 (6.09%) Migration
19 71 (5.84%) Java
20 61 (5.02%) Scrum
20 61 (5.02%) Programme Management
21 60 (4.93%) Data Modelling
22 56 (4.61%) VBA
22 56 (4.61%) Degree
23 55 (4.52%) SC Cleared

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 46 (3.78%) SharePoint
2 40 (3.29%) SAS
3 23 (1.89%) WebLogic
4 15 (1.23%) IIS
5 13 (1.07%) Tomcat
5 13 (1.07%) CMS
6 10 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
7 8 (0.66%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.58%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (0.49%) Apache
9 6 (0.49%) WebLogic Portal
10 5 (0.41%) AquaLogic Service Bus
10 5 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.33%) Lync
11 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.33%) Mule
12 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 90 (7.40%) MS Excel
2 84 (6.91%) MS Project
3 42 (3.45%) MS Office
4 34 (2.80%) MS Visio
5 32 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.74%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.16%) SPSS
10 1 (0.082%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.082%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.082%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 44 (3.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
5 11 (0.90%) Agresso
6 10 (0.82%) Google Analytics
7 8 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
7 8 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
7 8 (0.66%) WebTrends
7 8 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
8 6 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
9 5 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.33%) SAP FI
11 3 (0.25%) PeopleSoft HRMS
11 3 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
11 3 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
11 3 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
11 3 (0.25%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.33%) SaaS
4 3 (0.25%) Office 365
4 3 (0.25%) Jelastic
4 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.082%) CheetahMail
5 1 (0.082%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.97%) Firewall
2 23 (1.89%) Internet
3 16 (1.32%) TCP/IP
4 14 (1.15%) DNS
5 11 (0.90%) SAN
6 10 (0.82%) Intranet
7 6 (0.49%) DHCP
7 6 (0.49%) HTTP
8 5 (0.41%) Network Security
8 5 (0.41%) HTTPS
8 5 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (0.33%) NAS
10 3 (0.25%) Extranet
10 3 (0.25%) VPN
10 3 (0.25%) LDAP
10 3 (0.25%) ATM
11 2 (0.16%) Cisco PIX
11 2 (0.16%) LTE
11 2 (0.16%) Radio Access Network
12 1 (0.082%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (8.63%) SQL Server
2 74 (6.09%) Data Warehouse
3 47 (3.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 46 (3.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 36 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 30 (2.47%) Oracle Database
7 24 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 23 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
9 22 (1.81%) Oracle BI EE
10 20 (1.64%) MS Access
11 18 (1.48%) Relational Database
12 17 (1.40%) OLAP
12 17 (1.40%) MySQL
13 13 (1.07%) Data Mining
13 13 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
14 12 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
15 11 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
15 11 (0.90%) Essbase
15 11 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 10 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 19 (1.56%) Maven
1 19 (1.56%) Selenium
2 17 (1.40%) WebDriver
3 13 (1.07%) WATIR
3 13 (1.07%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (1.07%) JMeter
4 12 (0.99%) JUnit
4 12 (0.99%) Visual Studio
5 10 (0.82%) Subversion
6 7 (0.58%) Eclipse
6 7 (0.58%) Ant
6 7 (0.58%) LoadRunner
6 7 (0.58%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.49%) Cucumber
7 6 (0.49%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.41%) NuGet
8 5 (0.41%) ReSharper
8 5 (0.41%) JDeveloper
8 5 (0.41%) NUnit
General
1 298 (24.51%) Banking
2 145 (11.92%) Retail
3 108 (8.88%) Retail Banking
4 90 (7.40%) Marketing
5 84 (6.91%) Telecoms
6 51 (4.19%) Manufacturing
7 44 (3.62%) Electronics
8 31 (2.55%) Legal
9 14 (1.15%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.66%) Back Office
11 7 (0.58%) Advertising
12 6 (0.49%) Publishing
13 4 (0.33%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.33%) Local Government
14 3 (0.25%) Automotive
14 3 (0.25%) Law
14 3 (0.25%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.16%) Billing
15 2 (0.16%) Military
15 2 (0.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 398 (32.73%) Analyst
2 190 (15.63%) Business Analyst
3 171 (14.06%) Developer
4 161 (13.24%) Project Manager
5 82 (6.74%) Architect
6 79 (6.50%) Consultant
7 71 (5.84%) Senior Analyst
8 59 (4.85%) Senior Business Analyst
9 50 (4.11%) PMO Analyst
10 39 (3.21%) Java Developer
11 38 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
11 38 (3.13%) Test Analyst
12 36 (2.96%) Data Analyst
13 35 (2.88%) Programme Manager
14 24 (1.97%) Tester
15 21 (1.73%) SQL Developer
16 19 (1.56%) Business Developer
16 19 (1.56%) Administrator
17 18 (1.48%) Technical Analyst
17 18 (1.48%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (6.91%) .NET
2 45 (3.70%) Spring
3 39 (3.21%) XML
4 38 (3.13%) HTML
4 38 (3.13%) Web Services
5 36 (2.96%) jQuery
6 33 (2.71%) CSS
7 28 (2.30%) J2EE
8 21 (1.73%) ASP.NET
8 21 (1.73%) Middleware
9 19 (1.56%) REST
10 16 (1.32%) SOAP
11 15 (1.23%) JSON
12 14 (1.15%) HTML5
13 13 (1.07%) RESTful
13 13 (1.07%) CSS3
13 13 (1.07%) Hibernate
14 12 (0.99%) JSF
14 12 (0.99%) Oracle Fusion
15 10 (0.82%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 44 (3.62%) DTV
2 35 (2.88%) Management Information System
3 16 (1.32%) Mainframe
4 14 (1.15%) Open Source
5 13 (1.07%) PMI
6 10 (0.82%) Digital Media
7 9 (0.74%) Mobile Banking
7 9 (0.74%) NHS
7 9 (0.74%) Online Banking
8 8 (0.66%) Replication
8 8 (0.66%) Mobile Payment
9 7 (0.58%) SWIFT
9 7 (0.58%) N-Tier
9 7 (0.58%) Economics
10 6 (0.49%) Statistics
10 6 (0.49%) Clustering
11 5 (0.41%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.41%) APACS
11 5 (0.41%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.41%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 76 (6.25%) Windows
2 47 (3.87%) Linux
3 38 (3.13%) UNIX
4 24 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (0.99%) Windows 7
7 10 (0.82%) Apple iOS
7 10 (0.82%) Android
8 9 (0.74%) Solaris
9 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.41%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.33%) Fedora
11 4 (0.33%) CentOS
11 4 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.25%) AIX
13 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.082%) pSOS
14 1 (0.082%) zOS
14 1 (0.082%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.082%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (17.68%) Stakeholder Management
2 172 (14.14%) Project Management
3 126 (10.36%) Business Intelligence
3 126 (10.36%) PRINCE2
4 98 (8.06%) Change Management
5 92 (7.57%) Business Analysis
6 74 (6.09%) Migration
7 61 (5.02%) Scrum
7 61 (5.02%) Programme Management
8 60 (4.93%) Data Modelling
9 54 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
10 52 (4.28%) Change Control
11 51 (4.19%) Agile Software Development
12 50 (4.11%) Digital Marketing
13 47 (3.87%) GAP Analysis
14 46 (3.78%) Data Analysis
15 45 (3.70%) UML
15 45 (3.70%) Requirements Analysis
16 43 (3.54%) ITIL
16 43 (3.54%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 212 (17.43%) SQL
2 71 (5.84%) Java
3 56 (4.61%) VBA
4 46 (3.78%) JavaScript
5 40 (3.29%) C#
6 33 (2.71%) T-SQL
7 28 (2.30%) PL/SQL
8 17 (1.40%) VB
9 15 (1.23%) C
9 15 (1.23%) PowerShell
10 14 (1.15%) VB.NET
11 11 (0.90%) PHP
12 10 (0.82%) VBScript
13 8 (0.66%) Ruby
14 7 (0.58%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.49%) Perl
16 5 (0.41%) Python
16 5 (0.41%) XQuery
17 4 (0.33%) PHP5
18 3 (0.25%) VB6
Qualifications
1 79 (6.50%) Security Cleared
2 56 (4.61%) Degree
3 55 (4.52%) SC Cleared
4 50 (4.11%) ISEB
5 30 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 23 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 18 (1.48%) PMI Certification
8 17 (1.40%) ACCA
8 17 (1.40%) ISTQB
9 16 (1.32%) CIMA
10 13 (1.07%) PMP
11 11 (0.90%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.49%) CISSP
13 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 4 (0.33%) APMP
15 3 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 3 (0.25%) BC Cleared
15 3 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.21%) Solvency II
2 34 (2.80%) QA
3 29 (2.38%) PCI DSS
4 24 (1.97%) Basel III
5 20 (1.64%) Basel II
5 20 (1.64%) FINREP
6 18 (1.48%) COREP
7 17 (1.40%) SLA
8 11 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.66%) FATCA
10 6 (0.49%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.41%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.33%) CRD IV
13 3 (0.25%) MiFID
14 2 (0.16%) COBIT
14 2 (0.16%) ISO 14001
15 1 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 1 (0.082%) P3O
System Software
1 23 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.41%) XenDesktop
3 5 (0.41%) vSphere
4 4 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (0.25%) NFS
5 3 (0.25%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.25%) XenApp
6 2 (0.16%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.082%) RACF
7 1 (0.082%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.082%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.082%) Xen
7 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.082%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.082%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (0.49%) SCCM
4 3 (0.25%) SCOM
4 3 (0.25%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.25%) WSUS
5 2 (0.16%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.082%) Control-M
6 1 (0.082%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.082%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.082%) SCSM
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 119 (9.79%) Microsoft
2 107 (8.80%) Oracle
3 103 (8.47%) SAP
4 53 (4.36%) Business Objects
5 19 (1.56%) IBM
6 17 (1.40%) Teradata
7 15 (1.23%) HP
7 15 (1.23%) Cisco
8 14 (1.15%) VMware
9 12 (0.99%) McAfee
9 12 (0.99%) Cognos
9 12 (0.99%) Informatica
10 11 (0.90%) Citrix
10 11 (0.90%) Hyperion
11 10 (0.82%) Google
11 10 (0.82%) JBoss
12 9 (0.74%) Unisys
12 9 (0.74%) Red Hat
12 9 (0.74%) ICL
13 7 (0.58%) Qualys
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Somerset
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 23 hours ago
Wiltshire
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £330 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Capita
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Posted: 3 days ago
Street, Somerset
People Source Consulting
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + (Potentially higher)
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Montash
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago