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 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 10993 11540 13207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.94% 21.86% 22.86%
As % of the General category 48.65% 51.45% 51.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7321 7434 8422
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 223 258
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £47.60 £50.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -5.40%

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
22594 22428 25814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.93% 42.48% 44.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13706 14000 15251
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £620 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 519 591 752
Average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.35 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+36.75% -29.20%

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 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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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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 9893 £425 -1.16% 3451
London 0 5544 £458 +0.71% 1814
City of London 0 1649 £475 +3.82% 764
South East -1 1378 £380 -5.00% 484
Scotland 0 737 £400 +6.03% 167
South West -1 729 £400 - 222
North West 0 590 £400 +6.66% 252
East of England -1 473 £400 - 216
Edinburgh 0 419 £400 +5.26% 109
Yorkshire -1 418 £388 +3.33% 182
Buckinghamshire +1 353 £361 +3.21% 58
West Midlands +2 318 £375 -2.28% 167
East Midlands +1 309 £425 +13.33% 82
West Yorkshire -1 296 £393 +4.66% 123
Berkshire -1 291 £400 +3.55% 132
Milton Keynes 0 271 £375 +7.14% 18
Bristol +1 264 £375 -6.25% 86
Manchester -1 264 £375 +3.44% 140
Hampshire -3 233 £375 -19.13% 67
Glasgow 0 228 £375 +11.11% 32
Wiltshire 0 212 £450 +12.50% 51
Surrey -6 192 £400 - 108
Hertfordshire +1 183 £391 +11.60% 74
Swindon 0 183 £450 +7.14% 34
Cheshire 0 181 £400 +6.66% 70
Birmingham 0 137 £350 -6.66% 59
Leeds -1 129 £375 - 76
Wales -8 122 £400 +6.66% 29
Northamptonshire 0 112 £450 +5.88% 24
South Wales -2 103 £375 - 27

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 5108 (23.63%) Banking
2 3588 (16.60%) SQL
3 3160 (14.62%) Project Management
4 3030 (14.02%) Oracle
5 2959 (13.69%) Agile Software Development
6 2521 (11.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 2404 (11.12%) Microsoft
8 2078 (9.61%) Windows
9 1920 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
10 1836 (8.49%) Java
11 1707 (7.90%) MS Excel
12 1671 (7.73%) SQL Server
13 1653 (7.65%) PRINCE2
14 1495 (6.92%) Migration
15 1477 (6.83%) SAP
16 1474 (6.82%) .NET
17 1462 (6.76%) Retail
18 1409 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
19 1408 (6.51%) Business Analysis
20 1364 (6.31%) Investment Banking
21 1363 (6.31%) UNIX
22 1312 (6.07%) Degree
23 1261 (5.83%) C#
24 1231 (5.69%) Linux
25 1174 (5.43%) ITIL
26 1149 (5.32%) MS Office
27 1131 (5.23%) Change Management
28 1066 (4.93%) Telecoms
29 1014 (4.69%) HTML
30 986 (4.56%) JavaScript

Finance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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
1 870 (4.02%) SharePoint
2 419 (1.94%) SAS
3 401 (1.86%) WebSphere
4 301 (1.39%) WebLogic
5 269 (1.24%) MS Exchange
6 236 (1.09%) CMS
7 202 (0.93%) Tomcat
8 199 (0.92%) IIS
9 181 (0.84%) Apache
10 170 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
11 136 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
12 114 (0.53%) Lync
13 111 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
14 103 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
15 97 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
16 87 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
17 78 (0.36%) IBM Notes
18 75 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 64 (0.30%) MQSeries
20 59 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1707 (7.90%) MS Excel
2 1149 (5.32%) MS Office
3 729 (3.37%) MS Project
4 678 (3.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 469 (2.17%) MS Visio
6 181 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
7 97 (0.45%) Photoshop
8 45 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 28 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 24 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
11 16 (0.074%) SPSS
12 11 (0.051%) PowerPivot
12 11 (0.051%) Open Workbench
13 10 (0.046%) InDesign
13 10 (0.046%) Fireworks
14 9 (0.042%) AutoCAD
14 9 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 8 (0.037%) Adobe Captivate
15 8 (0.037%) Adobe After Effects
16 7 (0.032%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 455 (2.10%) Oracle EBS
2 429 (1.98%) Oracle EBS R12
3 326 (1.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 274 (1.27%) Oracle Financials
5 260 (1.20%) Oracle General Ledger
6 253 (1.17%) Oracle Payables
7 251 (1.16%) Oracle Receivables
8 181 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
9 175 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
9 175 (0.81%) SAP FI
10 160 (0.74%) Agresso
11 157 (0.73%) SAP CO
12 154 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
13 145 (0.67%) Oracle Assets
14 143 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
15 101 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
16 99 (0.46%) Markit EDM
17 89 (0.41%) Cognos TM1
18 80 (0.37%) Oracle iProcurement
19 79 (0.37%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 113 (0.52%) SaaS
2 66 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
4 42 (0.19%) Office 365
5 40 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
6 37 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
7 28 (0.13%) PaaS
8 25 (0.12%) IaaS
9 23 (0.11%) GitHub
10 19 (0.088%) Force.com
11 11 (0.051%) IBM Blueworks
12 10 (0.046%) IBM SmartCloud
13 8 (0.037%) Google Apps
14 5 (0.023%) Taleo
15 4 (0.019%) Amazon EMR
15 4 (0.019%) SuccessFactors
16 3 (0.014%) Google App Engine
16 3 (0.014%) Amazon S3
17 2 (0.009%) Heroku
17 2 (0.009%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 495 (2.29%) Firewall
2 323 (1.49%) Internet
3 272 (1.26%) WAN
4 264 (1.22%) SAN
5 257 (1.19%) TCP/IP
6 250 (1.16%) DNS
7 249 (1.15%) LAN
8 179 (0.83%) VPN
9 176 (0.81%) Intranet
10 157 (0.73%) HTTP
11 137 (0.63%) Network Security
12 103 (0.48%) SSL
13 97 (0.45%) DHCP
14 95 (0.44%) BGP
15 92 (0.43%) VoIP
16 89 (0.41%) Wireless
17 86 (0.40%) Multicast
18 81 (0.37%) MPLS
19 80 (0.37%) LDAP
19 80 (0.37%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1671 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 912 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
3 604 (2.79%) Oracle Database
4 523 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 516 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 495 (2.29%) Relational Database
7 457 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 285 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
9 249 (1.15%) QlikView
9 249 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 243 (1.12%) RDBMS
11 221 (1.02%) DB2
12 209 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
13 208 (0.96%) MySQL
14 178 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
15 173 (0.80%) Data Mining
16 169 (0.78%) MS Access
16 169 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
17 160 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
18 155 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 293 (1.36%) JIRA
2 270 (1.25%) Subversion
3 249 (1.15%) Selenium
4 214 (0.99%) Visual Studio
5 210 (0.97%) Git (software)
6 198 (0.92%) Maven
7 191 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 164 (0.76%) JUnit
9 135 (0.62%) Eclipse
10 127 (0.59%) QuickTest Pro
11 123 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
12 111 (0.51%) Jenkins
13 103 (0.48%) Cucumber
14 101 (0.47%) NUnit
15 92 (0.43%) Ant
16 89 (0.41%) TeamCity
17 80 (0.37%) WebDriver
18 65 (0.30%) LoadRunner
18 65 (0.30%) Toad
19 60 (0.28%) FitNesse
General
1 5108 (23.63%) Banking
2 1462 (6.76%) Retail
3 1364 (6.31%) Investment Banking
4 1066 (4.93%) Telecoms
5 885 (4.09%) Financial Institution
6 782 (3.62%) Front Office
7 780 (3.61%) Marketing
8 580 (2.68%) Manufacturing
9 572 (2.65%) Legal
10 501 (2.32%) Retail Banking
11 372 (1.72%) Back Office
12 287 (1.33%) Advertising
13 276 (1.28%) Electronics
14 232 (1.07%) Billing
14 232 (1.07%) General Ledger
15 168 (0.78%) Law
16 135 (0.62%) Publishing
17 102 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
18 81 (0.37%) Local Government
18 81 (0.37%) French Language
Job Titles
1 5710 (26.41%) Analyst
2 3766 (17.42%) Developer
3 2872 (13.29%) Project Manager
4 2676 (12.38%) Business Analyst
5 1607 (7.43%) Consultant
6 1217 (5.63%) Architect
7 658 (3.04%) Java Developer
8 490 (2.27%) Data Analyst
9 468 (2.16%) Senior Analyst
10 464 (2.15%) Support Analyst
11 461 (2.13%) Solutions Architect
12 439 (2.03%) Test Analyst
13 437 (2.02%) Programme Manager
14 428 (1.98%) Administrator
15 383 (1.77%) .NET Developer
16 373 (1.73%) Senior Manager
17 341 (1.58%) C# Developer
18 310 (1.43%) PMO Analyst
19 291 (1.35%) Systems Analyst
20 289 (1.34%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1474 (6.82%) .NET
2 1014 (4.69%) HTML
3 809 (3.74%) XML
4 717 (3.32%) CSS
5 702 (3.25%) Web Services
6 548 (2.54%) ASP.NET
7 476 (2.20%) jQuery
8 472 (2.18%) Spring
9 426 (1.97%) Middleware
10 425 (1.97%) HTML5
11 392 (1.81%) J2EE
12 296 (1.37%) WCF
13 271 (1.25%) Hibernate
14 231 (1.07%) .NET Framework
15 230 (1.06%) CSS3
16 228 (1.05%) SOAP
17 220 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
18 214 (0.99%) AngularJS
19 208 (0.96%) Ajax
20 204 (0.94%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1920 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
2 641 (2.97%) Management Information System
3 450 (2.08%) Derivative
4 397 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 379 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 367 (1.70%) User Experience
7 361 (1.67%) Fixed Income
8 336 (1.55%) Hedge funds
9 314 (1.45%) Credit Risk
10 298 (1.38%) Mainframe
11 271 (1.25%) DTV
12 235 (1.09%) Blackberry
13 218 (1.01%) Equities
14 216 (1.00%) Mobile App
15 215 (0.99%) Open Source
16 206 (0.95%) Data Structures
17 200 (0.93%) Clustering
18 188 (0.87%) PMI
19 179 (0.83%) Data Integration
20 177 (0.82%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2078 (9.61%) Windows
2 1363 (6.31%) UNIX
3 1231 (5.69%) Linux
4 547 (2.53%) Windows 7
5 388 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 303 (1.40%) Solaris
7 273 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 215 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 192 (0.89%) Windows XP
10 172 (0.80%) Apple iOS
11 147 (0.68%) Android
12 141 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
13 134 (0.62%) AIX
14 70 (0.32%) zOS
15 55 (0.25%) Windows 8
16 45 (0.21%) Windows 2000
17 40 (0.19%) Mac OS X
18 39 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
19 33 (0.15%) HPUX
20 29 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3160 (14.62%) Project Management
2 2959 (13.69%) Agile Software Development
3 2521 (11.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 1653 (7.65%) PRINCE2
5 1495 (6.92%) Migration
6 1409 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
7 1408 (6.51%) Business Analysis
8 1174 (5.43%) ITIL
9 1131 (5.23%) Change Management
10 967 (4.47%) User Acceptance Testing
11 944 (4.37%) Risk Management
12 834 (3.86%) Scrum
13 760 (3.52%) Programme Management
14 705 (3.26%) Data Modelling
15 697 (3.22%) TDD
16 667 (3.09%) CRM
17 653 (3.02%) Analytics
18 650 (3.01%) ETL
19 646 (2.99%) Data Analysis
20 621 (2.87%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3588 (16.60%) SQL
2 1836 (8.49%) Java
3 1261 (5.83%) C#
4 986 (4.56%) JavaScript
5 524 (2.42%) PL/SQL
6 465 (2.15%) VBA
7 419 (1.94%) T-SQL
7 419 (1.94%) C++
8 355 (1.64%) Python
9 353 (1.63%) Perl
10 296 (1.37%) C
11 274 (1.27%) Shell Script
12 247 (1.14%) PowerShell
13 197 (0.91%) VB
14 158 (0.73%) Ruby
15 148 (0.68%) Bash Shell
16 146 (0.68%) PHP
17 144 (0.67%) VB.NET
18 99 (0.46%) VBScript
19 97 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1312 (6.07%) Degree
2 685 (3.17%) Security Cleared
3 492 (2.28%) ISEB
4 462 (2.14%) SC Cleared
5 350 (1.62%) PMI Certification
6 271 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 243 (1.12%) PMP
8 224 (1.04%) CISSP
9 207 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 205 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
11 202 (0.93%) ISTQB
12 189 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
13 179 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
14 152 (0.70%) CIMA
15 145 (0.67%) ACCA
16 121 (0.56%) CCNP
17 105 (0.49%) MCSE
18 103 (0.48%) CISM
19 86 (0.40%) DV Cleared
20 84 (0.39%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 752 (3.48%) QA
2 309 (1.43%) SLA
3 176 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 150 (0.69%) Data Quality
5 130 (0.60%) PCI DSS
6 118 (0.55%) Solvency II
7 113 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 100 (0.46%) ISO 9001
9 81 (0.37%) Basel III
9 81 (0.37%) EMIR
10 73 (0.34%) COBIT
11 67 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
12 40 (0.19%) COREP
12 40 (0.19%) FATCA
13 38 (0.18%) Basel II
14 33 (0.15%) P3O
14 33 (0.15%) FINREP
15 27 (0.12%) MiFID
16 22 (0.10%) GAAP
17 17 (0.079%) CRD IV
System Software
1 783 (3.62%) Active Directory
2 332 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 152 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
4 130 (0.60%) XenApp
5 82 (0.38%) VMware ESX
6 79 (0.37%) vSphere
7 78 (0.36%) Hyper-V
8 70 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
9 68 (0.31%) XenDesktop
10 48 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
11 41 (0.19%) ACF2
12 40 (0.19%) RACF
13 36 (0.17%) NFS
14 28 (0.13%) ProxySG
14 28 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
15 26 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 21 (0.097%) vCloud
16 21 (0.097%) Terminal Services
17 19 (0.088%) ISA Server
18 16 (0.074%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 335 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
2 212 (0.98%) SCCM
3 139 (0.64%) Control-M
4 109 (0.50%) Puppet
5 94 (0.43%) SCOM
6 93 (0.43%) Tivoli
7 80 (0.37%) NetBackup
8 70 (0.32%) Data Guard
9 58 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
10 57 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 46 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
12 41 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Management
13 38 (0.18%) Nagios
14 35 (0.16%) OpenView
14 35 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
15 27 (0.12%) HP SIM
16 26 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
16 26 (0.12%) Backup Exec
17 25 (0.12%) BladeLogic
18 24 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3030 (14.02%) Oracle
2 2404 (11.12%) Microsoft
3 1477 (6.83%) SAP
4 618 (2.86%) IBM
5 568 (2.63%) VMware
6 563 (2.60%) Citrix
7 539 (2.49%) HP
8 504 (2.33%) Cisco
9 357 (1.65%) Business Objects
10 318 (1.47%) Sybase
11 278 (1.29%) Cognos
12 257 (1.19%) Informatica
13 243 (1.12%) Red Hat
14 197 (0.91%) CheckPoint
15 183 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
16 182 (0.84%) Remedy
17 177 (0.82%) Hyperion
18 165 (0.76%) Juniper
19 155 (0.72%) Sun
20 142 (0.66%) EMC
Hampshire
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London
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London
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Mason Frank International
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UK
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Oxfordshire
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Oliver Bernard
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Halifax, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
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City, London
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