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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 12667 10707 11065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.20% 19.58% 21.65%
As % of the General category 55.33% 50.64% 50.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8653 6877 7000
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 132 221
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £31.75 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -

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
22893 21142 22003
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.13% 38.66% 43.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 14668 13052 13464
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £600 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 570 554 631
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.47 £41.98 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.67 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+3.02% -2.22%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 11098 £440 +3.52% 3317
London 0 6163 £475 - 1824
City of London 0 1897 £488 +2.63% 682
South East +1 1505 £400 +6.66% 432
Scotland 0 1195 £375 -3.22% 160
North West +2 846 £413 +2.86% 256
Edinburgh 0 722 £375 -6.25% 98
Yorkshire +1 625 £375 -1.31% 185
South West -1 583 £400 +1.01% 211
West Yorkshire +1 492 £375 -1.31% 121
East of England 0 486 £400 -0.62% 117
Manchester +1 460 £400 +3.55% 167
West Midlands +2 393 £415 +9.21% 153
Berkshire -1 347 £400 +6.66% 90
Buckinghamshire 0 319 £390 +7.58% 50
East Midlands 0 316 £425 - 95
Glasgow +1 314 £374 -0.26% 48
Leeds -1 293 £380 +1.33% 83
Hampshire 0 244 £400 +2.56% 68
Milton Keynes 0 237 £385 +5.11% 27
Cheshire -1 222 £420 -1.17% 51
Surrey -2 221 £413 +3.12% 91
Bristol +1 199 £375 +7.14% 96
Essex +1 189 £375 -6.25% 25
Wiltshire 0 182 £425 - 43
Wales +2 180 £350 -6.66% 30
Reading +4 154 £425 +14.86% 47
Swindon 0 146 £439 +1.44% 30
South Wales 0 142 £356 -5.06% 29
Birmingham +2 130 £400 +17.64% 58

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 6062 (25.05%) Banking
2 3883 (16.05%) SQL
3 3644 (15.06%) Project Management
4 3515 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
5 3193 (13.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 2550 (10.54%) Oracle
7 2476 (10.23%) Microsoft
8 2129 (8.80%) Java
9 2062 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
10 2032 (8.40%) SQL Server
11 1988 (8.22%) Windows
12 1879 (7.77%) MS Excel
13 1754 (7.25%) Migration
14 1717 (7.10%) PRINCE2
15 1679 (6.94%) Business Analysis
16 1639 (6.77%) .NET
17 1627 (6.72%) Business Intelligence
18 1575 (6.51%) Retail
19 1504 (6.22%) C#
20 1446 (5.98%) Investment Banking
21 1417 (5.86%) SAP
22 1407 (5.81%) Degree
23 1374 (5.68%) ITIL
24 1330 (5.50%) UNIX
25 1241 (5.13%) MS Office
26 1232 (5.09%) Linux
27 1199 (4.95%) Change Management
28 1177 (4.86%) Data Warehouse
29 1122 (4.64%) HTML
30 1100 (4.55%) JavaScript

Finance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 818 (3.38%) SharePoint
2 499 (2.06%) SAS
3 333 (1.38%) WebSphere
4 218 (0.90%) IIS
5 204 (0.84%) MS Exchange
6 187 (0.77%) Apache
7 186 (0.77%) Tomcat
8 158 (0.65%) CMS
9 156 (0.64%) WebLogic
10 149 (0.62%) JBoss
11 137 (0.57%) Lync
12 94 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
13 93 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
14 89 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
14 89 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 85 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
16 84 (0.35%) Confluence
17 83 (0.34%) Node.js
18 82 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
19 73 (0.30%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1879 (7.77%) MS Excel
2 1241 (5.13%) MS Office
3 835 (3.45%) MS Project
4 730 (3.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 577 (2.38%) MS Visio
6 167 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 64 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 31 (0.13%) SPSS
9 26 (0.11%) Open Workbench
10 24 (0.099%) PowerPivot
10 24 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
11 16 (0.066%) RoboHelp
12 15 (0.062%) FrameMaker
13 13 (0.054%) InfoPath
14 12 (0.050%) Adobe Captivate
14 12 (0.050%) Acrobat
15 10 (0.041%) OmniGraffle
16 8 (0.033%) InDesign
17 7 (0.029%) Mingle
17 7 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 337 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
2 300 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 291 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 253 (1.05%) Oracle Financials
5 227 (0.94%) SAP FI
6 216 (0.89%) Oracle General Ledger
7 195 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
8 185 (0.76%) Oracle Payables
9 176 (0.73%) SAP CO
10 173 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
11 164 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
12 148 (0.61%) Agresso
13 145 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
14 103 (0.43%) Markit EDM
15 92 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
16 90 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
16 90 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
17 79 (0.33%) SAP BPC
18 68 (0.28%) Hyperion Planning
19 67 (0.28%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 146 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
2 116 (0.48%) SaaS
3 109 (0.45%) Office 365
4 57 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 52 (0.21%) PaaS
5 52 (0.21%) Google Analytics
6 45 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
7 39 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
8 28 (0.12%) IaaS
9 24 (0.099%) Amazon EC2
10 21 (0.087%) Force.com
11 18 (0.074%) IBM Blueworks
12 17 (0.070%) GitHub
13 13 (0.054%) Taleo
14 11 (0.045%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (0.037%) SuccessFactors
16 8 (0.033%) Amazon EMR
17 7 (0.029%) Amazon S3
17 7 (0.029%) Amazon Kinesis
17 7 (0.029%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 520 (2.15%) Firewall
2 353 (1.46%) Internet
3 341 (1.41%) WAN
4 333 (1.38%) DNS
5 332 (1.37%) LAN
6 321 (1.33%) TCP/IP
7 316 (1.31%) SAN
8 245 (1.01%) Network Security
9 195 (0.81%) VPN
10 185 (0.76%) DHCP
11 146 (0.60%) Intranet
12 143 (0.59%) LDAP
13 139 (0.57%) BGP
14 135 (0.56%) HTTP
15 128 (0.53%) MPLS
16 127 (0.52%) Wireless
17 126 (0.52%) SSL
18 111 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
19 104 (0.43%) OSPF
20 99 (0.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2032 (8.40%) SQL Server
2 1177 (4.86%) Data Warehouse
3 745 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 668 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 534 (2.21%) Relational Database
6 448 (1.85%) Oracle Database
7 432 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 390 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
9 356 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 310 (1.28%) Big Data
11 284 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
12 256 (1.06%) DB2
13 222 (0.92%) RDBMS
14 215 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
15 209 (0.86%) Hadoop
16 201 (0.83%) QlikView
17 178 (0.74%) MySQL
18 176 (0.73%) OLAP
18 176 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
19 174 (0.72%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 353 (1.46%) JIRA
2 274 (1.13%) Selenium
3 270 (1.12%) Subversion
4 253 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 245 (1.01%) Git (software)
6 201 (0.83%) Maven
7 188 (0.78%) Jenkins
8 179 (0.74%) Visual Studio
9 141 (0.58%) Cucumber
10 131 (0.54%) JUnit
11 113 (0.47%) HP UFT
12 105 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
13 102 (0.42%) WebDriver
14 95 (0.39%) SpecFlow
15 89 (0.37%) TeamCity
16 85 (0.35%) NUnit
17 81 (0.33%) Eclipse
18 75 (0.31%) Toad
19 72 (0.30%) ERwin
20 64 (0.26%) Ant
General
1 6062 (25.05%) Banking
2 1575 (6.51%) Retail
3 1446 (5.98%) Investment Banking
4 1083 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 838 (3.46%) Front Office
6 793 (3.28%) Financial Institution
7 788 (3.26%) Marketing
8 721 (2.98%) Legal
9 624 (2.58%) Retail Banking
10 552 (2.28%) Manufacturing
11 375 (1.55%) Back Office
12 365 (1.51%) Law
13 303 (1.25%) Electronics
14 264 (1.09%) General Ledger
15 262 (1.08%) Advertising
16 194 (0.80%) Billing
17 145 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
18 121 (0.50%) Publishing
19 96 (0.40%) Local Government
20 90 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 6496 (26.85%) Analyst
2 4351 (17.98%) Developer
3 3307 (13.67%) Project Manager
4 3290 (13.60%) Business Analyst
5 1489 (6.15%) Consultant
6 1453 (6.00%) Architect
7 735 (3.04%) Java Developer
8 552 (2.28%) Data Analyst
9 551 (2.28%) Senior Analyst
10 506 (2.09%) Solutions Architect
11 503 (2.08%) Test Analyst
12 473 (1.95%) Senior Developer
13 462 (1.91%) Support Analyst
14 446 (1.84%) Administrator
15 427 (1.76%) C# Developer
16 411 (1.70%) Senior Manager
17 407 (1.68%) .NET Developer
18 395 (1.63%) Test Manager
19 390 (1.61%) Programme Manager
20 375 (1.55%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1639 (6.77%) .NET
2 1122 (4.64%) HTML
3 799 (3.30%) XML
4 758 (3.13%) Web Services
5 699 (2.89%) CSS
6 554 (2.29%) HTML5
7 515 (2.13%) ASP.NET
8 443 (1.83%) Middleware
9 438 (1.81%) Spring
10 407 (1.68%) jQuery
11 404 (1.67%) AngularJS
12 327 (1.35%) J2EE
13 306 (1.26%) .NET Framework
14 296 (1.22%) SOAP
15 274 (1.13%) WCF
16 245 (1.01%) CSS3
17 216 (0.89%) Hibernate
18 208 (0.86%) REST
19 206 (0.85%) WPF
20 202 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2062 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
2 860 (3.55%) Data Centre
3 661 (2.73%) Management Information System
4 523 (2.16%) Derivative
5 461 (1.91%) User Experience
6 458 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 434 (1.79%) Fixed Income
8 376 (1.55%) Computer Science
8 376 (1.55%) Credit Risk
9 361 (1.49%) Equities
10 292 (1.21%) DTV
11 268 (1.11%) Mainframe
12 218 (0.90%) Mobile App
13 213 (0.88%) Data Integration
14 209 (0.86%) Clustering
15 197 (0.81%) Market Risk
16 194 (0.80%) Blackberry
17 184 (0.76%) PMI
17 184 (0.76%) Hedge funds
18 174 (0.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1988 (8.22%) Windows
2 1330 (5.50%) UNIX
3 1232 (5.09%) Linux
4 410 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 410 (1.69%) Windows 7
5 323 (1.33%) Solaris
6 291 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 250 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 232 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 183 (0.76%) AIX
10 175 (0.72%) Apple iOS
11 140 (0.58%) Android
12 113 (0.47%) Windows XP
13 47 (0.19%) zOS
14 40 (0.17%) Windows 8
15 31 (0.13%) Windows 2000
16 27 (0.11%) SUSE
17 26 (0.11%) Mac OS X
18 24 (0.099%) HPUX
19 23 (0.095%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3644 (15.06%) Project Management
2 3515 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
3 3193 (13.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 1754 (7.25%) Migration
5 1717 (7.10%) PRINCE2
6 1679 (6.94%) Business Analysis
7 1627 (6.72%) Business Intelligence
8 1374 (5.68%) ITIL
9 1199 (4.95%) Change Management
10 1019 (4.21%) Scrum
11 996 (4.12%) Risk Management
12 991 (4.10%) User Acceptance Testing
13 987 (4.08%) SDLC
14 914 (3.78%) ETL
15 880 (3.64%) Data Modelling
16 860 (3.55%) Programme Management
17 775 (3.20%) Data Analysis
18 769 (3.18%) TDD
19 759 (3.14%) Analytics
20 741 (3.06%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3883 (16.05%) SQL
2 2129 (8.80%) Java
3 1504 (6.22%) C#
4 1100 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 557 (2.30%) T-SQL
6 519 (2.14%) VBA
7 518 (2.14%) C++
8 517 (2.14%) Python
9 477 (1.97%) PL/SQL
10 356 (1.47%) Perl
11 335 (1.38%) Shell Script
12 328 (1.36%) PowerShell
13 290 (1.20%) C
14 236 (0.98%) VB
15 180 (0.74%) VB.NET
16 157 (0.65%) Scala
17 150 (0.62%) Ruby
18 144 (0.60%) PHP
19 108 (0.45%) VBScript
20 87 (0.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1407 (5.81%) Degree
2 710 (2.93%) Security Cleared
3 480 (1.98%) SC Cleared
4 472 (1.95%) ISEB
5 419 (1.73%) PMI Certification
6 328 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 321 (1.33%) PMP
8 295 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
9 209 (0.86%) CISSP
10 200 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
11 194 (0.80%) ISTQB
12 184 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 171 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
14 151 (0.62%) CIMA
15 149 (0.62%) ACCA
16 146 (0.60%) CCNP
17 127 (0.52%) CISM
18 116 (0.48%) DV Cleared
19 110 (0.45%) CCNA
20 104 (0.43%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 833 (3.44%) QA
2 339 (1.40%) SLA
3 191 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 172 (0.71%) Solvency II
5 169 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 156 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 118 (0.49%) PCI DSS
8 95 (0.39%) EMIR
9 77 (0.32%) COBIT
10 75 (0.31%) FATCA
11 72 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
12 67 (0.28%) MiFID
13 53 (0.22%) Basel II
13 53 (0.22%) Basel III
14 52 (0.21%) COREP
14 52 (0.21%) GAAP
15 39 (0.16%) ISO 9001
16 34 (0.14%) FINREP
17 32 (0.13%) P3O
18 19 (0.079%) CRD IV
System Software
1 821 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 407 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 172 (0.71%) XenApp
4 108 (0.45%) vSphere
5 103 (0.43%) VMware ESX
6 100 (0.41%) Hyper-V
7 64 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 64 (0.26%) XenDesktop
8 57 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
9 55 (0.23%) NFS
10 51 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
11 46 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
12 36 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 28 (0.12%) vCloud
14 26 (0.11%) RACF
15 25 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 25 (0.10%) Veritas File System
16 23 (0.095%) Docker
17 22 (0.091%) HDFS
17 22 (0.091%) Xen
Systems Management
1 270 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
2 188 (0.78%) SCCM
3 135 (0.56%) Puppet
4 129 (0.53%) Control-M
5 109 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
6 63 (0.26%) Tivoli
7 62 (0.26%) NetBackup
8 56 (0.23%) BladeLogic
9 54 (0.22%) SCOM
10 31 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
11 29 (0.12%) Ansible
12 28 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 28 (0.12%) OpenView
13 27 (0.11%) Data Guard
14 25 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
14 25 (0.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 25 (0.10%) MOM
15 24 (0.099%) Oracle RMAN
16 23 (0.095%) EMC VPLEX
17 21 (0.087%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 2550 (10.54%) Oracle
2 2476 (10.23%) Microsoft
3 1417 (5.86%) SAP
4 683 (2.82%) VMware
5 671 (2.77%) IBM
6 667 (2.76%) Cisco
7 583 (2.41%) Citrix
8 535 (2.21%) HP
9 313 (1.29%) Sybase
10 264 (1.09%) Informatica
11 261 (1.08%) Cognos
12 249 (1.03%) Red Hat
13 194 (0.80%) Hyperion
13 194 (0.80%) CheckPoint
14 193 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
15 183 (0.76%) TIBCO
16 166 (0.69%) Juniper
17 160 (0.66%) Remedy
18 158 (0.65%) F5
19 154 (0.64%) Teradata
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