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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 10 18 11
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing Finance 5 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 10.00% 8.89% 7.69%
As % of the General category 50.00% 33.33% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 4
Average daily rate £450 £350 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +37.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £313 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £599 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +10.00%
Finance
Somerset

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
10 24 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 20.00% 26.67% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 20 13
Average daily rate £441 £673 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.38% +97.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £350 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £733 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.86 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.21% +15.55%

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
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 9 February 2016, 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 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) Unit Testing
2 4 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 4 (33.33%) Scrum
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) HTML
2 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) SAP
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle
3 3 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) IIS
3 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (16.67%) WPF
4 2 (16.67%) MVVM
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) Entity Framework
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (16.67%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 2 (16.67%) Refactoring
4 2 (16.67%) Selenium
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Telerik

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (25.00%) IIS
1 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) SAP CO
1 2 (16.67%) SAP FI
1 2 (16.67%) SAP FI/CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (8.33%) QlikView
2 1 (8.33%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
4 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (8.33%) DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SAP FI Trainer
4 1 (8.33%) SAP FI/CO Trainer
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Trainer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL DBA
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Trainer
4 1 (8.33%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
1 4 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (16.67%) CSS
2 2 (16.67%) Entity Framework
2 2 (16.67%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 2 (16.67%) WPF
3 1 (8.33%) Ajax
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
3 1 (8.33%) WCF
3 1 (8.33%) XHTML
3 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) CESG
1 1 (8.33%) CESG CLAS
1 1 (8.33%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) Unit Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) MVVM
4 2 (16.67%) Refactoring
4 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) UML
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (8.33%) High Availability
5 1 (8.33%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) C++
4 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (8.33%) TypeScript
4 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (8.33%) CLAS
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (8.33%) JSP 440
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
1 3 (25.00%) SAP
2 2 (16.67%) Telerik
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix