The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 13122 10827 11197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.45% 19.38% 21.48%
As % of the General category 55.90% 50.14% 50.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8849 7079 7178
Average daily rate
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£435 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 122 220
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.70 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.08 £37.80 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.83 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+38.36% -5.71%

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

General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
23472 21592 22115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.16% 38.65% 42.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14896 13242 13716
Average daily rate £438 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 526 583
Average hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.22
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +8.03%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Finance
Daily Rate Trend

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Finance
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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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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
England 0 11530 £450 +5.88% 3255
London 0 6201 £475 +1.06% 1795
City of London 0 1680 £488 +2.63% 586
South East +1 1643 £400 +5.26% 428
Scotland 0 1263 £385 -3.87% 184
North West +1 980 £425 +6.25% 269
Edinburgh 0 791 £400 - 106
South West 0 681 £400 - 213
Yorkshire +1 656 £375 - 161
Manchester +2 538 £413 +7.14% 152
West Yorkshire +1 510 £375 - 106
East of England +1 473 £415 +3.75% 102
West Midlands +3 417 £420 +12.00% 147
Buckinghamshire 0 409 £375 +3.09% 38
Berkshire -1 357 £425 +3.03% 113
Glasgow +1 338 £375 -3.22% 64
East Midlands -1 317 £425 - 99
Milton Keynes 0 309 £375 - 23
Leeds -1 287 £388 +3.33% 66
Hampshire -2 252 £400 +9.58% 78
Cheshire -1 247 £425 +4.48% 67
Surrey +3 241 £410 +5.80% 80
Bristol 0 227 £375 +3.44% 68
Wiltshire 0 192 £425 +2.40% 59
Essex +2 169 £375 -6.25% 16
Reading +5 153 £456 +14.06% 61
Swindon 0 153 £437 +2.70% 45
Wales -1 153 £356 -11.00% 32
North East +1 150 £425 +12.80% 24
Birmingham +2 126 £400 +21.21% 56

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 6458 (25.86%) Banking
2 4043 (16.19%) SQL
3 3745 (15.00%) Project Management
4 3737 (14.96%) Agile Software Development
5 3328 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2631 (10.54%) Oracle
7 2577 (10.32%) Microsoft
8 2164 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
9 2161 (8.65%) SQL Server
10 2151 (8.61%) Java
11 2090 (8.37%) Windows
12 1898 (7.60%) MS Excel
13 1826 (7.31%) Migration
14 1744 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
15 1732 (6.94%) PRINCE2
16 1685 (6.75%) Business Analysis
17 1662 (6.66%) .NET
18 1598 (6.40%) Retail
19 1547 (6.19%) C#
20 1539 (6.16%) Investment Banking
21 1457 (5.83%) SAP
22 1427 (5.71%) UNIX
23 1424 (5.70%) ITIL
24 1362 (5.45%) Linux
25 1360 (5.45%) Degree
26 1265 (5.07%) MS Office
27 1217 (4.87%) Change Management
28 1205 (4.83%) Data Warehouse
29 1147 (4.59%) HTML
30 1129 (4.52%) JavaScript

Finance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 820 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 527 (2.11%) SAS
3 345 (1.38%) WebSphere
4 234 (0.94%) IIS
5 199 (0.80%) Apache
6 193 (0.77%) MS Exchange
7 184 (0.74%) Tomcat
8 178 (0.71%) CMS
9 163 (0.65%) JBoss
10 153 (0.61%) WebLogic
11 123 (0.49%) Lync
12 101 (0.40%) Node.js
13 94 (0.38%) Apache Spark
14 93 (0.37%) Confluence
15 88 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
16 87 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
17 84 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
18 80 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
18 80 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 74 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1898 (7.60%) MS Excel
2 1265 (5.07%) MS Office
3 772 (3.09%) MS Project
4 705 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 560 (2.24%) MS Visio
6 182 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
7 68 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 35 (0.14%) SPSS
9 30 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 27 (0.11%) Open Workbench
11 23 (0.092%) PowerPivot
12 11 (0.044%) InfoPath
12 11 (0.044%) Acrobat
12 11 (0.044%) RoboHelp
13 10 (0.040%) FrameMaker
13 10 (0.040%) OmniGraffle
14 9 (0.036%) Adobe Captivate
14 9 (0.036%) AutoCAD
14 9 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 8 (0.032%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 336 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
2 323 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 274 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
4 242 (0.97%) Oracle Financials
5 221 (0.88%) Oracle General Ledger
6 209 (0.84%) SAP FI
7 203 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
8 184 (0.74%) Oracle Payables
9 171 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
10 167 (0.67%) SAP CO
11 164 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
12 162 (0.65%) Agresso
13 150 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
14 101 (0.40%) Markit EDM
15 97 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
16 95 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
17 82 (0.33%) SAP BPC
18 81 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
19 73 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
19 73 (0.29%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 167 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
2 125 (0.50%) Office 365
3 111 (0.44%) SaaS
4 79 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 59 (0.24%) PaaS
6 53 (0.21%) Google Analytics
7 45 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
8 37 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
9 31 (0.12%) IaaS
10 25 (0.10%) GitHub
11 22 (0.088%) Amazon EC2
12 18 (0.072%) Force.com
13 15 (0.060%) IBM Blueworks
14 13 (0.052%) SuccessFactors
15 12 (0.048%) Taleo
16 9 (0.036%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 7 (0.028%) FinancialForce.com
17 7 (0.028%) Azure Active Directory
18 6 (0.024%) Amazon Kinesis
18 6 (0.024%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 560 (2.24%) Firewall
2 370 (1.48%) Internet
3 359 (1.44%) WAN
4 345 (1.38%) DNS
4 345 (1.38%) SAN
5 343 (1.37%) LAN
6 332 (1.33%) TCP/IP
7 252 (1.01%) Network Security
8 192 (0.77%) VPN
9 189 (0.76%) DHCP
10 155 (0.62%) HTTP
11 151 (0.60%) SSL
12 150 (0.60%) BGP
13 146 (0.58%) LDAP
14 144 (0.58%) MPLS
15 139 (0.56%) Intranet
16 131 (0.52%) Wireless
17 120 (0.48%) Cisco Nexus
18 117 (0.47%) OSPF
19 112 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2161 (8.65%) SQL Server
2 1205 (4.83%) Data Warehouse
3 792 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 683 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 532 (2.13%) Relational Database
6 498 (1.99%) Oracle Database
7 450 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
8 440 (1.76%) BusinessObjects
9 398 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 339 (1.36%) Big Data
11 314 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
12 278 (1.11%) DB2
13 236 (0.95%) Hadoop
14 226 (0.90%) RDBMS
15 208 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
16 201 (0.80%) QlikView
17 200 (0.80%) MySQL
18 187 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
19 174 (0.70%) OLAP
20 168 (0.67%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 404 (1.62%) JIRA
2 289 (1.16%) Git (software)
3 287 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 285 (1.14%) Subversion
5 275 (1.10%) Selenium
6 211 (0.84%) Visual Studio
7 202 (0.81%) Maven
8 200 (0.80%) Jenkins
9 143 (0.57%) Cucumber
10 126 (0.50%) JUnit
11 104 (0.42%) SpecFlow
12 100 (0.40%) Eclipse
13 98 (0.39%) WebDriver
14 97 (0.39%) HP UFT
15 95 (0.38%) Toad
16 92 (0.37%) TeamCity
17 90 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
18 86 (0.34%) NUnit
19 60 (0.24%) Ant
19 60 (0.24%) ERwin
General
1 6458 (25.86%) Banking
2 1598 (6.40%) Retail
3 1539 (6.16%) Investment Banking
4 1062 (4.25%) Telecoms
5 875 (3.50%) Front Office
6 822 (3.29%) Financial Institution
7 811 (3.25%) Marketing
8 734 (2.94%) Legal
9 655 (2.62%) Retail Banking
10 575 (2.30%) Manufacturing
11 385 (1.54%) Law
12 347 (1.39%) Back Office
13 318 (1.27%) Electronics
14 284 (1.14%) Advertising
15 270 (1.08%) General Ledger
16 200 (0.80%) Billing
17 148 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
18 127 (0.51%) Publishing
19 99 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
20 87 (0.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6698 (26.82%) Analyst
2 4452 (17.83%) Developer
3 3381 (13.54%) Project Manager
4 3358 (13.45%) Business Analyst
5 1501 (6.01%) Architect
6 1492 (5.97%) Consultant
7 743 (2.98%) Java Developer
8 569 (2.28%) Data Analyst
9 566 (2.27%) Test Analyst
10 553 (2.21%) Senior Analyst
11 537 (2.15%) Solutions Architect
12 507 (2.03%) Administrator
13 496 (1.99%) Senior Developer
14 471 (1.89%) Support Analyst
15 462 (1.85%) C# Developer
16 454 (1.82%) Test Manager
17 428 (1.71%) Senior Manager
17 428 (1.71%) Banking Business Analyst
18 411 (1.65%) .NET Developer
19 392 (1.57%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1662 (6.66%) .NET
2 1147 (4.59%) HTML
3 795 (3.18%) Web Services
4 785 (3.14%) XML
5 744 (2.98%) CSS
6 562 (2.25%) HTML5
7 554 (2.22%) ASP.NET
8 497 (1.99%) Middleware
9 431 (1.73%) Spring
10 418 (1.67%) jQuery
11 413 (1.65%) AngularJS
12 338 (1.35%) J2EE
13 314 (1.26%) .NET Framework
14 287 (1.15%) SOAP
15 286 (1.15%) WCF
16 246 (0.99%) CSS3
17 219 (0.88%) REST
18 214 (0.86%) WPF
19 205 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
20 200 (0.80%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2164 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
2 929 (3.72%) Data Centre
3 657 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 579 (2.32%) Derivative
5 496 (1.99%) User Experience
6 427 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 415 (1.66%) Fixed Income
8 404 (1.62%) Credit Risk
9 397 (1.59%) Computer Science
10 351 (1.41%) Equities
11 321 (1.29%) Mainframe
12 313 (1.25%) DTV
13 224 (0.90%) Market Risk
14 219 (0.88%) Clustering
15 217 (0.87%) Mobile App
16 214 (0.86%) Data Integration
17 195 (0.78%) PMI
18 194 (0.78%) Blackberry
18 194 (0.78%) Data Structures
19 175 (0.70%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2090 (8.37%) Windows
2 1427 (5.71%) UNIX
3 1362 (5.45%) Linux
4 432 (1.73%) Windows 7
5 406 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 347 (1.39%) Solaris
7 281 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 263 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 250 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 213 (0.85%) AIX
11 169 (0.68%) Apple iOS
12 148 (0.59%) Android
13 128 (0.51%) Windows XP
14 60 (0.24%) zOS
15 51 (0.20%) Windows 8
16 42 (0.17%) MVS
17 30 (0.12%) SUSE
18 29 (0.12%) CentOS
19 28 (0.11%) Windows 2000
19 28 (0.11%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3745 (15.00%) Project Management
2 3737 (14.96%) Agile Software Development
3 3328 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1826 (7.31%) Migration
5 1744 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
6 1732 (6.94%) PRINCE2
7 1685 (6.75%) Business Analysis
8 1424 (5.70%) ITIL
9 1217 (4.87%) Change Management
10 1083 (4.34%) SDLC
11 1060 (4.24%) Risk Management
12 1048 (4.20%) Scrum
13 1030 (4.12%) User Acceptance Testing
14 956 (3.83%) ETL
15 916 (3.67%) Data Modelling
16 872 (3.49%) Programme Management
17 806 (3.23%) Data Analysis
18 792 (3.17%) Analytics
19 775 (3.10%) TDD
20 740 (2.96%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4043 (16.19%) SQL
2 2151 (8.61%) Java
3 1547 (6.19%) C#
4 1129 (4.52%) JavaScript
5 628 (2.51%) T-SQL
6 565 (2.26%) Python
7 535 (2.14%) C++
8 517 (2.07%) VBA
9 453 (1.81%) PL/SQL
10 400 (1.60%) Perl
11 377 (1.51%) Shell Script
12 359 (1.44%) PowerShell
13 273 (1.09%) C
14 255 (1.02%) VB
15 186 (0.74%) Scala
16 170 (0.68%) Ruby
17 165 (0.66%) VB.NET
18 163 (0.65%) PHP
19 118 (0.47%) Bash Shell
20 107 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1360 (5.45%) Degree
2 732 (2.93%) Security Cleared
3 466 (1.87%) SC Cleared
4 461 (1.85%) ISEB
5 434 (1.74%) PMI Certification
6 359 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 323 (1.29%) PMP
8 296 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
9 207 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
10 206 (0.82%) CISSP
11 203 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 198 (0.79%) ISTQB
13 174 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
14 161 (0.64%) ACCA
15 159 (0.64%) CCNP
16 158 (0.63%) CIMA
17 132 (0.53%) DV Cleared
18 128 (0.51%) CISM
19 111 (0.44%) CISA
20 105 (0.42%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 841 (3.37%) QA
2 343 (1.37%) SLA
3 197 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 172 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 165 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 161 (0.64%) Solvency II
7 124 (0.50%) PCI DSS
8 106 (0.42%) EMIR
9 88 (0.35%) COBIT
10 86 (0.34%) MiFID
11 84 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
12 81 (0.32%) FATCA
13 62 (0.25%) Basel III
14 53 (0.21%) COREP
15 47 (0.19%) Basel II
16 41 (0.16%) ISO 9001
17 40 (0.16%) GAAP
18 34 (0.14%) FINREP
19 33 (0.13%) P3O
20 24 (0.096%) CRD IV
System Software
1 837 (3.35%) Active Directory
2 417 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 174 (0.70%) XenApp
4 110 (0.44%) vSphere
5 108 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 105 (0.42%) VMware ESX
7 68 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 65 (0.26%) XenDesktop
9 64 (0.26%) NFS
9 64 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
10 62 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
11 57 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 38 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 37 (0.15%) HDFS
14 33 (0.13%) vCloud
15 32 (0.13%) Docker
16 27 (0.11%) RACF
17 26 (0.10%) Veritas File System
18 23 (0.092%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 22 (0.088%) Xen
Systems Management
1 287 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
2 193 (0.77%) SCCM
3 167 (0.67%) Puppet
4 116 (0.46%) Control-M
5 111 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
6 75 (0.30%) Tivoli
7 63 (0.25%) SCOM
8 60 (0.24%) NetBackup
9 54 (0.22%) BladeLogic
10 41 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
11 36 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 33 (0.13%) Data Guard
12 33 (0.13%) Ansible
13 30 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
14 29 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 27 (0.11%) Nagios
15 27 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
15 27 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
16 25 (0.10%) CA Single Sign-On
17 23 (0.092%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2631 (10.54%) Oracle
2 2577 (10.32%) Microsoft
3 1457 (5.83%) SAP
4 738 (2.96%) VMware
5 684 (2.74%) IBM
6 682 (2.73%) Cisco
7 607 (2.43%) Citrix
8 550 (2.20%) HP
9 324 (1.30%) Sybase
10 308 (1.23%) Informatica
11 293 (1.17%) Red Hat
12 281 (1.13%) Cognos
13 211 (0.84%) Hyperion
14 192 (0.77%) CheckPoint
15 191 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
16 173 (0.69%) Teradata
16 173 (0.69%) F5
17 170 (0.68%) Juniper
18 168 (0.67%) EMC
19 163 (0.65%) CA
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