The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 9 1 18
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +17
Contract jobs citing Finance 55 68 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 13.10% 20.24% 4.69%
As % of the General category 41.67% 57.63% 18.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 60 7
Average daily rate
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£550 £425 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% +20.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £16.35 £19.70
% change year-on-year
+2.44% -16.98%
Finance
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

General Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
132 118 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 31.43% 35.12% 25.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 95 40
Average daily rate £550 £365 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.68% -11.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £170 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £23.86 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -5.52%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the Southampton region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Southampton region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 22 (27.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 16 (20.00%) Banking
3 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 14 (17.50%) SQL
4 14 (17.50%) PRINCE2
5 13 (16.25%) MS Project
5 13 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (15.00%) MS Office
6 12 (15.00%) MS Excel
6 12 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (12.50%) Migration
8 8 (10.00%) Project Management
8 8 (10.00%) Waterfall
9 7 (8.75%) Financial Modelling
9 7 (8.75%) Market Research
9 7 (8.75%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (8.75%) GAMP
9 7 (8.75%) Degree
10 6 (7.50%) CRM
10 6 (7.50%) SAP
10 6 (7.50%) .NET
11 5 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (6.25%) Business Analysis
11 5 (6.25%) Document Management
11 5 (6.25%) Data Migration
11 5 (6.25%) Security Cleared
11 5 (6.25%) User Stories
11 5 (6.25%) Mobile App
12 4 (5.00%) Business Transformation

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.25%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (16.25%) MS Project
2 12 (15.00%) MS Office
2 12 (15.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Agresso
1 3 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.50%) SAP FS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) Intranet
1 2 (2.50%) Extranet
2 1 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.25%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Subversion
1 3 (3.75%) JIRA
1 3 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 16 (20.00%) Banking
2 7 (8.75%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.50%) Retail
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (38.75%) Analyst
2 21 (26.25%) Business Analyst
3 20 (25.00%) Project Manager
4 6 (7.50%) Coordinator
4 6 (7.50%) Architect
5 5 (6.25%) Administrator
6 4 (5.00%) Project Administrator
6 4 (5.00%) Analyst Programmer
6 4 (5.00%) Programmer
7 3 (3.75%) Technical Project Manager
7 3 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.75%) Developer
7 3 (3.75%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) SQL Developer
7 3 (3.75%) Project Coordinator
7 3 (3.75%) Technical Manager
7 3 (3.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (2.50%) SAP Manager
8 2 (2.50%) SAP Project Manager
8 2 (2.50%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.50%) .NET
2 3 (3.75%) XML
3 1 (1.25%) Middleware
3 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.75%) AS400
4 1 (1.25%) Statistics
4 1 (1.25%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.25%) FMCG
4 1 (1.25%) Kindle
4 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.75%) Windows
1 3 (3.75%) Linux
2 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (17.50%) PRINCE2
3 13 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (12.50%) Migration
5 8 (10.00%) Project Management
5 8 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 7 (8.75%) Financial Modelling
6 7 (8.75%) Market Research
7 6 (7.50%) CRM
8 5 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (6.25%) Document Management
8 5 (6.25%) Business Analysis
8 5 (6.25%) Data Migration
8 5 (6.25%) User Stories
9 4 (5.00%) Business Transformation
9 4 (5.00%) Scrum
10 3 (3.75%) ERP
10 3 (3.75%) ITIL
10 3 (3.75%) Kimball Methodology
11 2 (2.50%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.50%) SQL
2 2 (2.50%) Java
3 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.25%) C
3 1 (1.25%) C#
3 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (8.75%) Degree
2 5 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.75%) PMI Certification
4 3 (3.75%) MCTS
4 3 (3.75%) CAPM
4 3 (3.75%) MCSA
4 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.75%) VCP4
5 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.75%) GAMP
2 1 (1.25%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.50%) SAP
3 3 (3.75%) Sun
4 2 (2.50%) Citrix
4 2 (2.50%) Ariba
4 2 (2.50%) Guidewire
4 2 (2.50%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle
5 1 (1.25%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.25%) Infor
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