The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 23 16 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Finance 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 6.73% 1.96% -
As % of the General category 53.85% 9.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Taunton region.

General Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
13 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 12.50% 21.57% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 0
Average daily rate £350 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Taunton region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) Project Management
3 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 5 (27.78%) C#
5 5 (27.78%) Information Assurance
5 5 (27.78%) Change Control
5 5 (27.78%) Requirements Management
6 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
6 4 (22.22%) .NET
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
7 3 (16.67%) Scrum
7 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (16.67%) InfoPath
7 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
7 3 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (11.11%) IaaS
8 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
8 2 (11.11%) MOS
8 2 (11.11%) Back Office
8 2 (11.11%) SOA
8 2 (11.11%) MS Office
8 2 (11.11%) Code Coverage

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) InfoPath
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (11.11%) Back Office
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Project Manager
1 5 (27.78%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Database Developer
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.56%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (5.56%) Web Services
4 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) DTV
1 1 (5.56%) Clustering
1 1 (5.56%) Data Extraction
1 1 (5.56%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Project Management
2 5 (27.78%) Information Assurance
2 5 (27.78%) Change Control
2 5 (27.78%) Requirements Management
3 3 (16.67%) Scrum
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 2 (11.11%) SOA
4 2 (11.11%) Code Coverage
5 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.56%) CRM
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) C#
3 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.56%) VB
4 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) MOS
4 1 (5.56%) ISEB
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.56%) MCSE
4 1 (5.56%) MCITP
4 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Citrix
2 1 (5.56%) SAP
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco