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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 10551 9999 8953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.68% 20.76% 20.06%
As % of the General category 53.17% 50.88% 49.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7088 6459 5788
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £417
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 181 161
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £20.82
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -11.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.08 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%

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
19845 19654 18048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.89% 40.81% 40.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12710 12215 10738
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 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 589 676
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 9371 £425 -2.85% 3685
London 0 5026 £460 -3.15% 1872
City of London 0 1514 £450 -5.26% 784
South East 0 1358 £400 - 539
Scotland 0 877 £400 +6.66% 172
North West +1 682 £386 +3.00% 264
South West -1 641 £425 +6.25% 288
Edinburgh 0 543 £400 - 90
Yorkshire -1 516 £396 +5.60% 265
East of England 0 422 £415 -1.77% 173
West Yorkshire -1 401 £400 +6.66% 193
West Midlands -1 341 £375 +1.35% 131
Buckinghamshire +1 340 £363 +3.57% 58
Manchester +1 323 £400 - 146
Berkshire -1 290 £425 - 126
East Midlands +1 263 £425 +21.42% 94
Surrey -1 248 £425 - 156
Wiltshire 0 246 £475 +11.76% 52
Glasgow 0 227 £380 +8.57% 60
Milton Keynes 0 224 £361 +6.25% 26
Cheshire 0 213 £390 +11.42% 64
Swindon 0 205 £475 +11.11% 42
Bristol +1 198 £396 +5.60% 133
Hampshire -7 198 £400 +6.66% 74
Leeds 0 162 £375 - 110
Birmingham +2 140 £375 +7.14% 49
Hertfordshire +2 135 £415 -2.35% 39
Wales -6 130 £375 - 46
Northamptonshire -1 125 £450 -5.26% 33
Reading +1 105 £420 +3.70% 42

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4941 (23.18%) Banking
2 3445 (16.16%) SQL
3 3145 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
4 2921 (13.70%) Project Management
5 2640 (12.39%) Oracle
6 2573 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 2335 (10.95%) Microsoft
8 1956 (9.18%) Windows
9 1883 (8.83%) Java
10 1784 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
11 1689 (7.92%) MS Excel
12 1540 (7.22%) SQL Server
13 1521 (7.14%) PRINCE2
14 1466 (6.88%) .NET
15 1462 (6.86%) Migration
16 1433 (6.72%) Retail
17 1378 (6.46%) SAP
18 1362 (6.39%) Business Analysis
19 1281 (6.01%) UNIX
20 1276 (5.99%) C#
21 1267 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
22 1256 (5.89%) Degree
23 1221 (5.73%) Investment Banking
24 1220 (5.72%) ITIL
25 1174 (5.51%) Linux
26 1111 (5.21%) MS Office
27 1077 (5.05%) JavaScript
28 1070 (5.02%) HTML
29 1038 (4.87%) Change Management
30 977 (4.58%) Telecoms

Finance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 736 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 437 (2.05%) SAS
3 321 (1.51%) WebSphere
4 250 (1.17%) MS Exchange
5 246 (1.15%) WebLogic
6 188 (0.88%) IIS
7 180 (0.84%) CMS
8 170 (0.80%) Apache
9 168 (0.79%) Tomcat
10 121 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
11 114 (0.53%) JBoss
12 106 (0.50%) Lync
13 103 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
14 102 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
15 88 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
16 78 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 72 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
18 65 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
19 61 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
20 57 (0.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 1689 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 1111 (5.21%) MS Office
3 652 (3.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 627 (2.94%) MS Project
5 461 (2.16%) MS Visio
6 168 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 104 (0.49%) Photoshop
8 63 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
9 27 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 26 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
11 23 (0.11%) SPSS
12 17 (0.080%) InDesign
12 17 (0.080%) InfoPath
13 13 (0.061%) Acrobat
14 11 (0.052%) PowerPivot
15 7 (0.033%) Open Workbench
16 5 (0.023%) Shockwave
16 5 (0.023%) Fireworks
17 4 (0.019%) Adobe Captivate
18 3 (0.014%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 413 (1.94%) Oracle EBS R12
2 341 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
3 272 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 229 (1.07%) Oracle Financials
5 218 (1.02%) Oracle General Ledger
6 194 (0.91%) Oracle Payables
7 190 (0.89%) SAP FI
8 187 (0.88%) Oracle Receivables
9 174 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
10 148 (0.69%) Agresso
11 141 (0.66%) SAP CO
12 139 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
13 129 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
14 124 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
14 124 (0.58%) Markit EDM
15 96 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
15 96 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
16 93 (0.44%) SAP BPC
17 74 (0.35%) SAP ERP
18 73 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 110 (0.52%) SaaS
2 62 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
4 53 (0.25%) Office 365
5 51 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
6 35 (0.16%) IaaS
7 33 (0.15%) PaaS
8 28 (0.13%) Force.com
8 28 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
9 21 (0.099%) GitHub
10 15 (0.070%) IBM Blueworks
11 14 (0.066%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.038%) SuccessFactors
13 3 (0.014%) Google Apps
13 3 (0.014%) Taleo
14 2 (0.009%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.009%) SoftLayer
14 2 (0.009%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.009%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.009%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 481 (2.26%) Firewall
2 295 (1.38%) WAN
3 282 (1.32%) Internet
3 282 (1.32%) SAN
4 274 (1.29%) LAN
5 268 (1.26%) TCP/IP
6 237 (1.11%) DNS
7 173 (0.81%) Network Security
8 155 (0.73%) HTTP
9 153 (0.72%) VPN
10 119 (0.56%) DHCP
11 118 (0.55%) Intranet
12 117 (0.55%) BGP
13 109 (0.51%) MPLS
14 105 (0.49%) VoIP
15 89 (0.42%) Cisco Nexus
16 88 (0.41%) Multicast
17 87 (0.41%) Wireless
18 83 (0.39%) OSPF
19 82 (0.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1540 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 892 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
3 508 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 501 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 494 (2.32%) Relational Database
6 484 (2.27%) Oracle Database
7 379 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 221 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 219 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
10 216 (1.01%) RDBMS
11 214 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
12 210 (0.99%) QlikView
13 206 (0.97%) DB2
14 195 (0.91%) MySQL
15 192 (0.90%) Big Data
16 156 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
17 154 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
18 153 (0.72%) SAP BW
19 143 (0.67%) Hadoop
20 139 (0.65%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 342 (1.60%) JIRA
2 229 (1.07%) Git (software)
3 219 (1.03%) Subversion
4 217 (1.02%) Selenium
5 196 (0.92%) Maven
6 194 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 181 (0.85%) Visual Studio
8 139 (0.65%) JUnit
9 129 (0.61%) NUnit
10 117 (0.55%) Jenkins
11 103 (0.48%) Eclipse
12 98 (0.46%) QuickTest Pro
13 93 (0.44%) Ant
14 91 (0.43%) TeamCity
15 88 (0.41%) Cucumber
16 83 (0.39%) WebDriver
17 71 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
18 61 (0.29%) Toad
19 59 (0.28%) Axure RP
20 56 (0.26%) Mockito
General
1 4941 (23.18%) Banking
2 1433 (6.72%) Retail
3 1221 (5.73%) Investment Banking
4 977 (4.58%) Telecoms
5 756 (3.55%) Front Office
6 717 (3.36%) Marketing
7 659 (3.09%) Financial Institution
8 621 (2.91%) Legal
9 559 (2.62%) Retail Banking
10 463 (2.17%) Manufacturing
11 333 (1.56%) Back Office
12 296 (1.39%) Advertising
13 242 (1.14%) Electronics
14 225 (1.06%) Billing
15 220 (1.03%) Law
16 193 (0.91%) General Ledger
17 106 (0.50%) Games
18 96 (0.45%) Publishing
19 95 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
20 74 (0.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5506 (25.83%) Analyst
2 3780 (17.73%) Developer
3 2720 (12.76%) Project Manager
4 2677 (12.56%) Business Analyst
5 1581 (7.42%) Consultant
6 1343 (6.30%) Architect
7 650 (3.05%) Java Developer
8 504 (2.36%) Data Analyst
9 463 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
10 448 (2.10%) Support Analyst
11 440 (2.06%) Test Analyst
12 430 (2.02%) Senior Analyst
13 423 (1.98%) Administrator
14 402 (1.89%) Programme Manager
15 377 (1.77%) Senior Manager
16 374 (1.75%) .NET Developer
17 367 (1.72%) C# Developer
18 356 (1.67%) Senior Developer
19 307 (1.44%) Designer
20 304 (1.43%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1466 (6.88%) .NET
2 1070 (5.02%) HTML
3 721 (3.38%) CSS
4 720 (3.38%) XML
5 658 (3.09%) Web Services
6 505 (2.37%) HTML5
7 473 (2.22%) jQuery
8 452 (2.12%) ASP.NET
9 404 (1.90%) Spring
10 385 (1.81%) Middleware
11 305 (1.43%) J2EE
12 300 (1.41%) WCF
13 294 (1.38%) AngularJS
14 268 (1.26%) .NET Framework
15 250 (1.17%) CSS3
16 227 (1.06%) SOAP
17 202 (0.95%) WPF
18 193 (0.91%) Hibernate
19 190 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC
20 189 (0.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1784 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
2 551 (2.58%) Management Information System
3 466 (2.19%) Derivative
4 431 (2.02%) User Experience
5 406 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 344 (1.61%) Computer Science
7 333 (1.56%) Fixed Income
8 270 (1.27%) Equities
9 267 (1.25%) Credit Risk
10 239 (1.12%) Mainframe
11 233 (1.09%) DTV
12 228 (1.07%) Mobile App
13 220 (1.03%) Blackberry
14 193 (0.91%) Mathematics
15 186 (0.87%) Open Source
16 172 (0.81%) Clustering
17 162 (0.76%) Data Structures
18 160 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
19 154 (0.72%) Data Integration
20 151 (0.71%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1956 (9.18%) Windows
2 1281 (6.01%) UNIX
3 1174 (5.51%) Linux
4 523 (2.45%) Windows 7
5 414 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 297 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 290 (1.36%) Solaris
8 248 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 205 (0.96%) Windows XP
10 193 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
11 188 (0.88%) Apple iOS
12 161 (0.76%) AIX
12 161 (0.76%) Android
13 61 (0.29%) zOS
14 58 (0.27%) CentOS
15 57 (0.27%) Windows 8
16 42 (0.20%) SUSE
17 40 (0.19%) Windows Vista
18 35 (0.16%) HPUX
19 34 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3145 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
2 2921 (13.70%) Project Management
3 2573 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 1521 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1462 (6.86%) Migration
6 1362 (6.39%) Business Analysis
7 1267 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
8 1220 (5.72%) ITIL
9 1038 (4.87%) Change Management
10 904 (4.24%) Scrum
11 903 (4.24%) User Acceptance Testing
12 806 (3.78%) Risk Management
13 767 (3.60%) Data Modelling
14 720 (3.38%) TDD
15 716 (3.36%) Programme Management
16 690 (3.24%) CRM
17 684 (3.21%) ETL
18 670 (3.14%) Analytics
19 627 (2.94%) Data Analysis
20 584 (2.74%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3445 (16.16%) SQL
2 1883 (8.83%) Java
3 1276 (5.99%) C#
4 1077 (5.05%) JavaScript
5 482 (2.26%) PL/SQL
6 415 (1.95%) C++
7 414 (1.94%) VBA
8 383 (1.80%) T-SQL
9 367 (1.72%) Python
10 358 (1.68%) Perl
11 276 (1.29%) C
12 255 (1.20%) Shell Script
13 214 (1.00%) PowerShell
14 185 (0.87%) PHP
15 173 (0.81%) VB
16 131 (0.61%) Ruby
17 120 (0.56%) Bash Shell
18 113 (0.53%) VBScript
19 112 (0.53%) VB.NET
20 84 (0.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1256 (5.89%) Degree
2 737 (3.46%) Security Cleared
3 487 (2.28%) SC Cleared
4 451 (2.12%) ISEB
5 328 (1.54%) PMI Certification
6 250 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 236 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
8 230 (1.08%) PMP
9 184 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 183 (0.86%) CISSP
11 176 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
12 171 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
13 147 (0.69%) ISTQB
14 144 (0.68%) CCNP
15 125 (0.59%) ACCA
16 120 (0.56%) CIMA
17 107 (0.50%) DV Cleared
18 95 (0.45%) CISM
18 95 (0.45%) CCNA
19 93 (0.44%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 736 (3.45%) QA
2 331 (1.55%) SLA
3 154 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 144 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 142 (0.67%) Solvency II
6 124 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 120 (0.56%) PCI DSS
8 66 (0.31%) COBIT
9 65 (0.30%) ISO 9001
10 64 (0.30%) EMIR
11 60 (0.28%) Basel III
12 57 (0.27%) GAAP
13 53 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
14 47 (0.22%) FATCA
15 43 (0.20%) Basel II
16 40 (0.19%) COREP
17 38 (0.18%) P3O
18 31 (0.15%) FINREP
19 25 (0.12%) MiFID
20 15 (0.070%) CRD IV
System Software
1 711 (3.34%) Active Directory
2 342 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 135 (0.63%) XenApp
4 115 (0.54%) vSphere
5 106 (0.50%) VMware ESX
6 101 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
7 84 (0.39%) XenDesktop
8 66 (0.31%) Hyper-V
8 66 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
9 46 (0.22%) NFS
9 46 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 44 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
11 40 (0.19%) RACF
12 37 (0.17%) ACF2
13 29 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
14 24 (0.11%) ISA Server
15 23 (0.11%) ProxySG
16 20 (0.094%) Firmware
17 18 (0.084%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 17 (0.080%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 326 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
2 198 (0.93%) SCCM
3 134 (0.63%) Control-M
4 108 (0.51%) Puppet
5 71 (0.33%) Tivoli
5 71 (0.33%) SCOM
6 69 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
7 51 (0.24%) NetBackup
8 41 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 35 (0.16%) Data Guard
10 29 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
11 26 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 25 (0.12%) OpenView
13 22 (0.10%) WSUS
13 22 (0.10%) Nagios
13 22 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Management
13 22 (0.10%) Cisco CUCM
14 20 (0.094%) HP SIM
15 19 (0.089%) Norton AntiVirus
16 17 (0.080%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 2640 (12.39%) Oracle
2 2335 (10.95%) Microsoft
3 1378 (6.46%) SAP
4 626 (2.94%) Cisco
5 623 (2.92%) VMware
6 559 (2.62%) IBM
7 547 (2.57%) Citrix
8 473 (2.22%) HP
9 322 (1.51%) Business Objects
10 293 (1.37%) Sybase
11 269 (1.26%) Cognos
12 261 (1.22%) Red Hat
13 235 (1.10%) CheckPoint
14 227 (1.06%) Informatica
15 207 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
16 188 (0.88%) F5
17 183 (0.86%) Juniper
18 169 (0.79%) Remedy
19 160 (0.75%) EMC
20 155 (0.73%) TIBCO
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