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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 11477 11170 9924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.60% 20.23% 20.47%
As % of the General category 53.25% 52.05% 47.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7506 7122 6305
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 159 152
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £12.40 £11.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.50 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.00 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-21.73% +18.61%

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
21554 21459 20727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.68% 38.86% 42.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13291 13331 12429
Average daily rate £430 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £623 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 580 638
Average hourly rate £22.35 £23.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.82% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.49 £45.80 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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
England 0 10152 £438 +2.94% 3498
London 0 5371 £475 - 1812
City of London 0 1688 £475 - 752
South East 0 1489 £413 +6.10% 488
Scotland 0 1007 £396 +4.07% 179
North West +1 829 £400 - 280
South West +1 651 £400 - 246
Yorkshire 0 633 £375 +7.14% 202
Edinburgh 0 544 £400 - 88
West Yorkshire 0 470 £375 +7.14% 125
Manchester +2 420 £400 +6.66% 138
Buckinghamshire 0 375 £340 -2.85% 54
West Midlands -1 362 £400 +6.66% 140
East of England -3 347 £425 - 157
Glasgow +1 333 £388 +10.71% 66
East Midlands 0 314 £425 +3.65% 127
Milton Keynes 0 274 £325 -7.14% 34
Hampshire -2 249 £425 +6.25% 85
Berkshire -5 248 £413 +3.12% 109
Cheshire -1 243 £410 +3.14% 86
Surrey 0 236 £413 +3.12% 104
Leeds 0 222 £375 +5.63% 81
Bristol +2 218 £361 -6.77% 111
Wiltshire 0 215 £425 +6.25% 55
Swindon 0 159 £440 +10.00% 51
Northamptonshire 0 126 £439 -2.50% 43
Birmingham 0 120 £400 -0.62% 52
Bradford +3 115 £350 +8.52% 11
South Yorkshire +3 110 £400 +6.66% 34
West Sussex +2 108 £430 +27.40% 26

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5307 (24.20%) Banking
2 3532 (16.11%) SQL
3 3182 (14.51%) Agile Software Development
4 3121 (14.23%) Project Management
5 2889 (13.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 2455 (11.20%) Oracle
7 2277 (10.38%) Microsoft
8 1992 (9.08%) Java
9 1857 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
10 1804 (8.23%) Windows
11 1764 (8.04%) MS Excel
12 1691 (7.71%) SQL Server
13 1590 (7.25%) PRINCE2
14 1519 (6.93%) Business Analysis
15 1514 (6.90%) Migration
16 1470 (6.70%) Retail
17 1435 (6.54%) .NET
18 1395 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
19 1384 (6.31%) SAP
20 1380 (6.29%) Degree
21 1287 (5.87%) C#
22 1286 (5.86%) Investment Banking
23 1273 (5.81%) ITIL
24 1238 (5.65%) UNIX
25 1125 (5.13%) Linux
26 1117 (5.09%) MS Office
27 1078 (4.92%) Change Management
28 1054 (4.81%) HTML
29 1053 (4.80%) JavaScript
30 1024 (4.67%) Data Warehouse

Finance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 754 (3.44%) SharePoint
2 445 (2.03%) SAS
3 316 (1.44%) WebSphere
4 209 (0.95%) IIS
5 197 (0.90%) MS Exchange
6 192 (0.88%) WebLogic
7 160 (0.73%) Apache
8 151 (0.69%) Tomcat
9 143 (0.65%) CMS
10 129 (0.59%) JBoss
11 101 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
12 100 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
13 96 (0.44%) Lync
14 88 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
15 75 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 68 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
17 65 (0.30%) Confluence
17 65 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
18 63 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
19 51 (0.23%) Node.js
Applications
1 1764 (8.04%) MS Excel
2 1117 (5.09%) MS Office
3 788 (3.59%) MS Project
4 710 (3.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 535 (2.44%) MS Visio
6 145 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 84 (0.38%) Photoshop
8 48 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 31 (0.14%) SPSS
10 26 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 20 (0.091%) PowerPivot
12 16 (0.073%) InDesign
13 15 (0.068%) OmniGraffle
14 9 (0.041%) RoboHelp
14 9 (0.041%) FrameMaker
14 9 (0.041%) Open Workbench
14 9 (0.041%) InfoPath
15 8 (0.036%) Acrobat
16 6 (0.027%) AutoCAD
17 5 (0.023%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 362 (1.65%) Oracle EBS R12
2 286 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
3 267 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 227 (1.04%) SAP FI
5 221 (1.01%) Oracle Financials
6 205 (0.93%) Oracle General Ledger
7 183 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
8 170 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
9 168 (0.77%) SAP FI/CO
9 168 (0.77%) SAP CO
10 146 (0.67%) Oracle Receivables
11 137 (0.62%) Markit EDM
12 130 (0.59%) Agresso
13 123 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
14 110 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
15 88 (0.40%) SAP ERP
16 80 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
17 76 (0.35%) SAP BPC
18 74 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
18 74 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 121 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (0.48%) SaaS
3 65 (0.30%) Office 365
4 56 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
5 49 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 42 (0.19%) Google Analytics
7 41 (0.19%) PaaS
8 33 (0.15%) IaaS
9 31 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
9 31 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
10 21 (0.096%) Force.com
11 18 (0.082%) GitHub
12 15 (0.068%) IBM Blueworks
13 14 (0.064%) SuccessFactors
14 13 (0.059%) Amazon S3
15 10 (0.046%) FinancialForce.com
16 9 (0.041%) Amazon EMR
16 9 (0.041%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 7 (0.032%) Amazon Kinesis
17 7 (0.032%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 471 (2.15%) Firewall
2 322 (1.47%) Internet
3 307 (1.40%) WAN
4 300 (1.37%) LAN
4 300 (1.37%) SAN
5 293 (1.34%) TCP/IP
6 252 (1.15%) DNS
7 232 (1.06%) Network Security
8 157 (0.72%) VPN
9 152 (0.69%) HTTP
10 134 (0.61%) DHCP
11 123 (0.56%) BGP
12 117 (0.53%) Intranet
13 112 (0.51%) MPLS
14 110 (0.50%) Wireless
15 101 (0.46%) LDAP
16 99 (0.45%) Multicast
16 99 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
17 94 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
18 91 (0.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1691 (7.71%) SQL Server
2 1024 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
3 613 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 569 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 478 (2.18%) Relational Database
6 421 (1.92%) Oracle Database
7 390 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 263 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 246 (1.12%) Big Data
10 226 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
11 214 (0.98%) QlikView
12 205 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
13 203 (0.93%) RDBMS
14 181 (0.83%) DB2
15 180 (0.82%) Hadoop
16 175 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
17 150 (0.68%) Data Mining
18 149 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
19 143 (0.65%) SAP BW
20 142 (0.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 328 (1.50%) JIRA
2 211 (0.96%) Selenium
3 206 (0.94%) Git (software)
4 205 (0.93%) Subversion
5 185 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 176 (0.80%) Maven
7 162 (0.74%) Visual Studio
8 144 (0.66%) Jenkins
9 116 (0.53%) JUnit
10 97 (0.44%) QuickTest Pro
11 94 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
12 89 (0.41%) NUnit
12 89 (0.41%) TeamCity
13 85 (0.39%) Cucumber
14 81 (0.37%) WebDriver
15 63 (0.29%) Axure RP
16 61 (0.28%) Ant
17 57 (0.26%) Toad
18 56 (0.26%) Eclipse
19 52 (0.24%) SpecFlow
General
1 5307 (24.20%) Banking
2 1470 (6.70%) Retail
3 1286 (5.86%) Investment Banking
4 1022 (4.66%) Telecoms
5 777 (3.54%) Front Office
6 726 (3.31%) Marketing
7 705 (3.22%) Financial Institution
8 594 (2.71%) Legal
9 570 (2.60%) Retail Banking
10 492 (2.24%) Manufacturing
11 365 (1.66%) Back Office
12 261 (1.19%) Electronics
13 249 (1.14%) Advertising
14 239 (1.09%) Law
15 233 (1.06%) General Ledger
16 190 (0.87%) Billing
17 111 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
18 108 (0.49%) Publishing
19 97 (0.44%) Games
20 86 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5723 (26.10%) Analyst
2 3898 (17.78%) Developer
3 2923 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 2910 (13.27%) Project Manager
5 1497 (6.83%) Consultant
6 1415 (6.45%) Architect
7 664 (3.03%) Java Developer
8 550 (2.51%) Data Analyst
9 503 (2.29%) Senior Analyst
10 498 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
11 484 (2.21%) Test Analyst
12 429 (1.96%) Programme Manager
13 426 (1.94%) Administrator
14 419 (1.91%) Senior Developer
15 411 (1.87%) Senior Manager
16 374 (1.71%) Support Analyst
17 372 (1.70%) C# Developer
18 349 (1.59%) .NET Developer
19 335 (1.53%) Test Manager
20 321 (1.46%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1435 (6.54%) .NET
2 1054 (4.81%) HTML
3 769 (3.51%) XML
4 667 (3.04%) Web Services
5 627 (2.86%) CSS
6 518 (2.36%) HTML5
7 422 (1.92%) jQuery
8 421 (1.92%) ASP.NET
9 395 (1.80%) Spring
10 372 (1.70%) Middleware
11 345 (1.57%) AngularJS
12 289 (1.32%) J2EE
13 282 (1.29%) WCF
14 278 (1.27%) .NET Framework
15 274 (1.25%) SOAP
16 227 (1.04%) CSS3
17 198 (0.90%) Hibernate
18 184 (0.84%) WPF
19 181 (0.83%) REST
20 176 (0.80%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1857 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 545 (2.49%) Management Information System
3 470 (2.14%) Derivative
4 428 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 425 (1.94%) User Experience
6 370 (1.69%) Fixed Income
7 364 (1.66%) Computer Science
8 334 (1.52%) Equities
9 277 (1.26%) Credit Risk
10 246 (1.12%) DTV
11 209 (0.95%) Mainframe
12 204 (0.93%) Mobile App
13 192 (0.88%) Open Source
14 190 (0.87%) Data Integration
15 177 (0.81%) Clustering
16 167 (0.76%) NHS
17 165 (0.75%) Blackberry
18 163 (0.74%) Mathematics
19 160 (0.73%) Visualisation
20 158 (0.72%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1804 (8.23%) Windows
2 1238 (5.65%) UNIX
3 1125 (5.13%) Linux
4 424 (1.93%) Windows 7
5 397 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 301 (1.37%) Solaris
7 279 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 227 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 220 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 167 (0.76%) Apple iOS
11 161 (0.73%) AIX
12 159 (0.73%) Windows XP
13 139 (0.63%) Android
14 47 (0.21%) zOS
15 46 (0.21%) Windows 8
16 42 (0.19%) CentOS
17 41 (0.19%) Windows Vista
18 38 (0.17%) HPUX
19 37 (0.17%) SUSE
20 31 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3182 (14.51%) Agile Software Development
2 3121 (14.23%) Project Management
3 2889 (13.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 1590 (7.25%) PRINCE2
5 1519 (6.93%) Business Analysis
6 1514 (6.90%) Migration
7 1395 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
8 1273 (5.81%) ITIL
9 1078 (4.92%) Change Management
10 883 (4.03%) Scrum
11 847 (3.86%) User Acceptance Testing
12 812 (3.70%) Risk Management
13 808 (3.68%) ETL
14 805 (3.67%) Data Modelling
15 770 (3.51%) CRM
16 759 (3.46%) Programme Management
17 696 (3.17%) Analytics
18 693 (3.16%) Data Analysis
19 671 (3.06%) TDD
20 573 (2.61%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3532 (16.11%) SQL
2 1992 (9.08%) Java
3 1287 (5.87%) C#
4 1053 (4.80%) JavaScript
5 472 (2.15%) PL/SQL
6 443 (2.02%) VBA
7 436 (1.99%) C++
8 431 (1.97%) Python
9 403 (1.84%) T-SQL
10 324 (1.48%) Perl
11 294 (1.34%) C
12 270 (1.23%) Shell Script
13 218 (0.99%) PowerShell
14 204 (0.93%) VB
15 164 (0.75%) VB.NET
16 153 (0.70%) PHP
17 127 (0.58%) Ruby
18 114 (0.52%) VBScript
19 95 (0.43%) Bash Shell
19 95 (0.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1380 (6.29%) Degree
2 748 (3.41%) Security Cleared
3 506 (2.31%) SC Cleared
4 477 (2.18%) ISEB
5 361 (1.65%) PMI Certification
6 275 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 274 (1.25%) PMP
8 268 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
9 207 (0.94%) ISTQB
10 198 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 182 (0.83%) CISSP
12 176 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
13 159 (0.73%) CCNP
14 154 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
15 116 (0.53%) DV Cleared
16 115 (0.52%) CCNA
17 111 (0.51%) ACCA
18 110 (0.50%) CIMA
19 90 (0.41%) MCSE
20 85 (0.39%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 806 (3.68%) QA
2 325 (1.48%) SLA
3 175 (0.80%) Data Quality
4 154 (0.70%) Solvency II
5 132 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 128 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 97 (0.44%) PCI DSS
8 65 (0.30%) EMIR
9 63 (0.29%) FATCA
10 61 (0.28%) GAAP
11 55 (0.25%) COBIT
12 53 (0.24%) Basel III
13 48 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
13 48 (0.22%) ISO 9001
14 44 (0.20%) Basel II
15 43 (0.20%) COREP
16 36 (0.16%) P3O
17 31 (0.14%) FINREP
18 21 (0.096%) MiFID
19 12 (0.055%) CRD IV
System Software
1 635 (2.90%) Active Directory
2 358 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (0.55%) XenApp
4 116 (0.53%) vSphere
5 92 (0.42%) VMware ESX
6 78 (0.36%) Hyper-V
6 78 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
7 67 (0.31%) XenDesktop
8 61 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
9 52 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 51 (0.23%) NFS
11 40 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
12 24 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 21 (0.096%) RACF
13 21 (0.096%) Xen
14 20 (0.091%) XenServer
15 18 (0.082%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 17 (0.078%) HDFS
16 17 (0.078%) KVM
17 15 (0.068%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 281 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
2 178 (0.81%) SCCM
3 114 (0.52%) Puppet
4 111 (0.51%) Control-M
5 80 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
6 58 (0.26%) Tivoli
7 50 (0.23%) SCOM
8 45 (0.21%) NetBackup
9 42 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
10 39 (0.18%) Data Guard
11 28 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 27 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 24 (0.11%) OpenView
14 18 (0.082%) ITRS Geneos
14 18 (0.082%) BladeLogic
14 18 (0.082%) WSUS
15 16 (0.073%) EMC NetWorker
15 16 (0.073%) Ansible
16 15 (0.068%) Cisco CUCM
16 15 (0.068%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 2455 (11.20%) Oracle
2 2277 (10.38%) Microsoft
3 1384 (6.31%) SAP
4 636 (2.90%) Cisco
5 625 (2.85%) IBM
6 611 (2.79%) VMware
7 524 (2.39%) Citrix
8 461 (2.10%) HP
9 299 (1.36%) Business Objects
10 271 (1.24%) Sybase
11 263 (1.20%) Cognos
12 241 (1.10%) Red Hat
13 215 (0.98%) Informatica
14 204 (0.93%) CheckPoint
15 190 (0.87%) F5
16 189 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
17 182 (0.83%) TIBCO
18 174 (0.79%) Juniper
19 162 (0.74%) NetApp
20 158 (0.72%) EMC
London
Venturi
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £900.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £360 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Harrington Starr
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £363.64 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £750 per day + or VP Perm
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday