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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 10898 11357 12646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.72% 21.61% 22.63%
As % of the General category 48.69% 51.55% 50.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7375 7316 8036
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 216 252
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.84 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.69% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.23 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-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
22381 22029 24807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.44% 41.91% 44.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13893 13889 14769
Average daily rate £438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 522 582 749
Average hourly rate £21.56 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.82 £11.65 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £44.98 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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 9812 £425 -1.16% 3462
London 0 5479 £463 +1.64% 1740
City of London 0 1671 £475 +3.82% 684
South East -2 1397 £400 -3.03% 484
Scotland 0 759 £400 +5.26% 149
South West -1 707 £400 - 274
North West 0 603 £400 +8.10% 298
East of England -1 466 £404 +0.93% 184
Edinburgh 0 441 £400 +5.26% 88
Yorkshire -1 412 £375 - 203
Buckinghamshire +1 353 £375 +7.14% 58
East Midlands +3 316 £425 +22.30% 88
West Midlands +2 314 £375 - 160
West Yorkshire -1 304 £383 +2.00% 134
Berkshire 0 303 £425 +6.25% 120
Milton Keynes +1 275 £375 +7.14% 24
Manchester 0 261 £375 +3.44% 153
Bristol +1 252 £375 -4.58% 99
Glasgow 0 236 £400 +18.51% 46
Hampshire -2 235 £375 -21.05% 75
Wiltshire 0 228 £440 +4.76% 66
Surrey -6 199 £405 +1.25% 129
Swindon 0 198 £448 +5.29% 49
Cheshire 0 195 £400 +6.66% 94
Hertfordshire 0 155 £391 +8.68% 63
Leeds -2 147 £381 +1.66% 74
Birmingham +1 129 £350 -6.66% 67
Northamptonshire 0 115 £455 +13.62% 35
Essex -3 102 £425 -10.52% 33
Wales -8 101 £375 - 41

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 4984 (23.31%) Banking
2 3504 (16.39%) SQL
3 3067 (14.34%) Project Management
4 3003 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
5 2893 (13.53%) Oracle
6 2441 (11.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 2421 (11.32%) Microsoft
8 2078 (9.72%) Windows
9 1887 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
10 1798 (8.41%) Java
11 1711 (8.00%) MS Excel
12 1603 (7.50%) SQL Server
13 1594 (7.45%) PRINCE2
14 1479 (6.92%) Migration
15 1478 (6.91%) .NET
16 1466 (6.86%) Retail
17 1448 (6.77%) SAP
18 1383 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
19 1361 (6.36%) Business Analysis
20 1358 (6.35%) UNIX
21 1333 (6.23%) Investment Banking
22 1274 (5.96%) C#
23 1259 (5.89%) Degree
24 1208 (5.65%) Linux
25 1163 (5.44%) MS Office
26 1150 (5.38%) ITIL
27 1130 (5.28%) Change Management
28 1044 (4.88%) HTML
29 1029 (4.81%) Telecoms
30 1026 (4.80%) JavaScript

Finance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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
1 829 (3.88%) SharePoint
2 446 (2.09%) SAS
3 384 (1.80%) WebSphere
4 278 (1.30%) WebLogic
5 269 (1.26%) MS Exchange
6 244 (1.14%) CMS
7 196 (0.92%) Tomcat
8 187 (0.87%) IIS
9 179 (0.84%) Apache
10 158 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
11 134 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
12 127 (0.59%) Lync
13 121 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
14 106 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
15 105 (0.49%) JBoss
16 88 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
17 86 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
18 75 (0.35%) IBM Notes
19 70 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 69 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1711 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1163 (5.44%) MS Office
3 679 (3.18%) MS Project
4 661 (3.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 450 (2.10%) MS Visio
6 179 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
7 103 (0.48%) Photoshop
8 37 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 28 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 22 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
11 18 (0.084%) SPSS
12 11 (0.051%) PowerPivot
12 11 (0.051%) Open Workbench
13 9 (0.042%) InDesign
13 9 (0.042%) AutoCAD
14 8 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 7 (0.033%) Adobe Captivate
16 6 (0.028%) Mathematica
16 6 (0.028%) RoboHelp
16 6 (0.028%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 459 (2.15%) Oracle EBS
2 436 (2.04%) Oracle EBS R12
3 307 (1.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 267 (1.25%) Oracle Financials
5 248 (1.16%) Oracle General Ledger
6 245 (1.15%) Oracle Payables
7 244 (1.14%) Oracle Receivables
8 182 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
9 163 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
10 159 (0.74%) SAP FI
11 155 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
12 153 (0.72%) Agresso
13 137 (0.64%) SAP CO
14 130 (0.61%) Oracle Assets
15 124 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
16 101 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
17 92 (0.43%) Markit EDM
18 85 (0.40%) Oracle iProcurement
19 82 (0.38%) Oracle Internet Expenses
20 73 (0.34%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 116 (0.54%) SaaS
2 64 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
3 60 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
4 41 (0.19%) Office 365
5 37 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
6 33 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
7 30 (0.14%) PaaS
8 28 (0.13%) Force.com
9 26 (0.12%) IaaS
10 25 (0.12%) GitHub
11 12 (0.056%) IBM Blueworks
12 9 (0.042%) Google Apps
13 7 (0.033%) IBM SmartCloud
14 4 (0.019%) Amazon EMR
14 4 (0.019%) SuccessFactors
14 4 (0.019%) Heroku
14 4 (0.019%) Google App Engine
14 4 (0.019%) Taleo
15 2 (0.009%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.009%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 503 (2.35%) Firewall
2 293 (1.37%) Internet
3 274 (1.28%) WAN
3 274 (1.28%) TCP/IP
4 254 (1.19%) DNS
5 252 (1.18%) LAN
6 244 (1.14%) SAN
7 173 (0.81%) VPN
8 166 (0.78%) Intranet
9 154 (0.72%) HTTP
10 133 (0.62%) Network Security
11 108 (0.51%) DHCP
12 100 (0.47%) SSL
13 98 (0.46%) BGP
13 98 (0.46%) Wireless
14 91 (0.43%) VoIP
15 84 (0.39%) MPLS
16 81 (0.38%) FTP
17 76 (0.36%) Multicast
18 73 (0.34%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1603 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 896 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
3 546 (2.55%) Oracle Database
4 508 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 501 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 493 (2.31%) Relational Database
7 425 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
8 255 (1.19%) QlikView
9 252 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
10 243 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 231 (1.08%) RDBMS
12 227 (1.06%) DB2
13 210 (0.98%) MySQL
14 209 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
15 179 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
16 163 (0.76%) Data Mining
17 160 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
18 158 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
19 149 (0.70%) MS Access
20 144 (0.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 307 (1.44%) JIRA
2 268 (1.25%) Subversion
3 242 (1.13%) Selenium
4 224 (1.05%) Git (software)
5 215 (1.01%) Visual Studio
6 196 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 194 (0.91%) Maven
8 156 (0.73%) JUnit
9 126 (0.59%) NUnit
10 124 (0.58%) Eclipse
11 122 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
12 114 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
13 106 (0.50%) Jenkins
14 102 (0.48%) Cucumber
15 98 (0.46%) Ant
16 93 (0.43%) TeamCity
17 75 (0.35%) WebDriver
18 59 (0.28%) LoadRunner
18 59 (0.28%) Toad
19 52 (0.24%) FitNesse
General
1 4984 (23.31%) Banking
2 1466 (6.86%) Retail
3 1333 (6.23%) Investment Banking
4 1029 (4.81%) Telecoms
5 827 (3.87%) Financial Institution
6 789 (3.69%) Front Office
7 754 (3.53%) Marketing
8 589 (2.75%) Legal
9 554 (2.59%) Manufacturing
10 497 (2.32%) Retail Banking
11 358 (1.67%) Back Office
12 291 (1.36%) Advertising
13 261 (1.22%) Electronics
14 223 (1.04%) General Ledger
15 215 (1.01%) Billing
16 186 (0.87%) Law
17 129 (0.60%) Publishing
18 93 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
19 78 (0.36%) Automotive
20 76 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5611 (26.24%) Analyst
2 3751 (17.54%) Developer
3 2810 (13.14%) Project Manager
4 2638 (12.34%) Business Analyst
5 1611 (7.53%) Consultant
6 1228 (5.74%) Architect
7 628 (2.94%) Java Developer
8 479 (2.24%) Data Analyst
9 472 (2.21%) Support Analyst
10 444 (2.08%) Senior Analyst
10 444 (2.08%) Solutions Architect
11 430 (2.01%) Test Analyst
12 421 (1.97%) Programme Manager
13 408 (1.91%) Administrator
14 374 (1.75%) .NET Developer
15 358 (1.67%) Senior Manager
16 349 (1.63%) C# Developer
17 300 (1.40%) PMO Analyst
18 296 (1.38%) Senior Developer
19 295 (1.38%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1478 (6.91%) .NET
2 1044 (4.88%) HTML
3 783 (3.66%) XML
4 728 (3.40%) CSS
5 697 (3.26%) Web Services
6 511 (2.39%) ASP.NET
7 471 (2.20%) jQuery
8 447 (2.09%) HTML5
9 439 (2.05%) Spring
10 415 (1.94%) Middleware
11 355 (1.66%) J2EE
12 288 (1.35%) WCF
13 243 (1.14%) .NET Framework
14 241 (1.13%) CSS3
15 239 (1.12%) AngularJS
16 236 (1.10%) Hibernate
17 232 (1.08%) WPF
18 213 (1.00%) ASP.NET MVC
19 212 (0.99%) SOAP
20 199 (0.93%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1887 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 611 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 464 (2.17%) Derivative
4 408 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 392 (1.83%) User Experience
6 356 (1.66%) Computer Science
7 349 (1.63%) Fixed Income
8 313 (1.46%) Credit Risk
9 307 (1.44%) Hedge funds
10 305 (1.43%) Mainframe
11 257 (1.20%) DTV
12 232 (1.08%) Blackberry
13 221 (1.03%) Equities
14 218 (1.02%) Mobile App
15 209 (0.98%) Open Source
16 208 (0.97%) Data Structures
17 198 (0.93%) Clustering
18 187 (0.87%) PMI
19 176 (0.82%) Data Integration
20 166 (0.78%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2078 (9.72%) Windows
2 1358 (6.35%) UNIX
3 1208 (5.65%) Linux
4 545 (2.55%) Windows 7
5 409 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 289 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 280 (1.31%) Solaris
8 207 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 189 (0.88%) Windows XP
10 170 (0.79%) Apple iOS
11 156 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
12 138 (0.65%) Android
13 129 (0.60%) AIX
14 70 (0.33%) zOS
15 60 (0.28%) Windows 8
16 41 (0.19%) Windows 2000
17 40 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
18 39 (0.18%) Mac OS X
19 38 (0.18%) CentOS
20 30 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3067 (14.34%) Project Management
2 3003 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
3 2441 (11.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 1594 (7.45%) PRINCE2
5 1479 (6.92%) Migration
6 1383 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
7 1361 (6.36%) Business Analysis
8 1150 (5.38%) ITIL
9 1130 (5.28%) Change Management
10 984 (4.60%) User Acceptance Testing
11 920 (4.30%) Risk Management
12 850 (3.97%) Scrum
13 759 (3.55%) Programme Management
14 725 (3.39%) TDD
15 716 (3.35%) Data Modelling
16 681 (3.18%) Analytics
17 665 (3.11%) CRM
18 654 (3.06%) ETL
19 624 (2.92%) Workflow
20 622 (2.91%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3504 (16.39%) SQL
2 1798 (8.41%) Java
3 1274 (5.96%) C#
4 1026 (4.80%) JavaScript
5 517 (2.42%) PL/SQL
6 438 (2.05%) VBA
7 421 (1.97%) C++
8 411 (1.92%) T-SQL
9 361 (1.69%) Python
10 346 (1.62%) Perl
11 291 (1.36%) C
12 269 (1.26%) Shell Script
13 242 (1.13%) PowerShell
14 199 (0.93%) VB
15 159 (0.74%) Ruby
16 149 (0.70%) PHP
17 148 (0.69%) Bash Shell
18 130 (0.61%) VB.NET
19 97 (0.45%) Scala
20 91 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1259 (5.89%) Degree
2 687 (3.21%) Security Cleared
3 473 (2.21%) ISEB
4 466 (2.18%) SC Cleared
5 346 (1.62%) PMI Certification
6 249 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 228 (1.07%) PMP
8 226 (1.06%) CISSP
9 207 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
10 192 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 188 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
12 181 (0.85%) ISTQB
13 176 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
14 147 (0.69%) CIMA
15 144 (0.67%) ACCA
16 119 (0.56%) CCNP
17 107 (0.50%) MCSE
17 107 (0.50%) CISM
18 84 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 78 (0.36%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 744 (3.48%) QA
2 312 (1.46%) SLA
3 173 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 137 (0.64%) Data Quality
5 127 (0.59%) Solvency II
6 120 (0.56%) PCI DSS
7 113 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 103 (0.48%) ISO 9001
9 73 (0.34%) Basel III
10 72 (0.34%) EMIR
11 70 (0.33%) COBIT
12 67 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
13 45 (0.21%) Basel II
14 42 (0.20%) FATCA
15 37 (0.17%) P3O
16 36 (0.17%) COREP
17 29 (0.14%) MiFID
18 28 (0.13%) FINREP
18 28 (0.13%) GAAP
19 12 (0.056%) AIFMD
System Software
1 808 (3.78%) Active Directory
2 333 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 138 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
4 137 (0.64%) XenApp
5 85 (0.40%) VMware ESX
6 81 (0.38%) vSphere
7 78 (0.36%) Hyper-V
8 73 (0.34%) XenDesktop
9 67 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
10 50 (0.23%) RACF
11 45 (0.21%) ACF2
12 41 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
13 38 (0.18%) NFS
14 27 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
15 25 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 25 (0.12%) ProxySG
16 18 (0.084%) ISA Server
16 18 (0.084%) Terminal Services
16 18 (0.084%) vCloud
17 16 (0.075%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 348 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
2 213 (1.00%) SCCM
3 143 (0.67%) Control-M
4 110 (0.51%) Puppet
5 101 (0.47%) Tivoli
6 93 (0.43%) SCOM
7 74 (0.35%) NetBackup
8 69 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
9 55 (0.26%) Data Guard
10 47 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 43 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
12 39 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Management
13 38 (0.18%) Nagios
14 36 (0.17%) OpenView
15 33 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
16 29 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 28 (0.13%) Backup Exec
17 28 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
18 26 (0.12%) HP SIM
18 26 (0.12%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 2893 (13.53%) Oracle
2 2421 (11.32%) Microsoft
3 1448 (6.77%) SAP
4 602 (2.82%) IBM
5 574 (2.68%) VMware
6 551 (2.58%) Citrix
7 527 (2.46%) HP
8 526 (2.46%) Cisco
9 359 (1.68%) Business Objects
10 314 (1.47%) Sybase
11 260 (1.22%) Cognos
12 245 (1.15%) Informatica
13 232 (1.08%) Red Hat
14 201 (0.94%) CheckPoint
15 200 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
16 189 (0.88%) Remedy
17 178 (0.83%) Hyperion
18 159 (0.74%) Juniper
19 154 (0.72%) Sun
20 137 (0.64%) EMC
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