The first 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 10606 11041 13148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.70% 21.66% 22.70%
As % of the General category 50.78% 50.33% 51.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6802 6975 8491
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.58% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 220 202
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.61 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.96% -9.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.18 £42.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -20.00%
General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
20885 21936 25773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.79% 43.03% 44.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12906 13420 15327
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 £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £615 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 537 639 731
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 9441 £425 -1.16% 3224
London 0 5222 £475 +2.15% 1716
City of London 0 1611 £475 +2.15% 793
South East -1 1441 £375 -6.25% 452
Scotland 0 754 £388 +3.33% 153
South West 0 585 £396 +0.25% 226
North West -1 559 £401 +14.42% 258
Yorkshire -1 486 £375 +2.73% 175
East of England +1 461 £400 - 158
Edinburgh 0 427 £400 +1.01% 72
Berkshire +5 369 £375 -6.25% 124
Buckinghamshire 0 368 £363 +3.57% 60
West Yorkshire -2 358 £378 +5.59% 117
East Midlands -2 272 £425 +1.19% 101
West Midlands -1 269 £380 -5.00% 115
Milton Keynes +1 265 £364 +11.06% 30
Manchester 0 264 £384 +9.64% 130
Hampshire -2 240 £390 -8.23% 44
Wiltshire 0 232 £425 +3.03% 53
Surrey -1 224 £400 - 102
Glasgow 0 218 £369 +5.35% 55
Swindon 0 193 £433 +2.97% 37
Wales +3 185 £375 - 43
Bristol 0 182 £360 -1.36% 82
Leeds +2 175 £375 +15.38% 69
Cheshire 0 165 £425 +13.33% 67
South Wales 0 163 £375 - 32
Northamptonshire 0 142 £450 +4.26% 37
Hertfordshire +8 140 £375 -6.25% 44
Cardiff 0 119 £375 - 26

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 5347 (24.37%) Banking
2 3601 (16.41%) SQL
3 3360 (15.32%) Project Management
4 3024 (13.78%) Oracle
5 2636 (12.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 2305 (10.51%) Microsoft
7 2037 (9.29%) Windows
8 1841 (8.39%) Java
9 1804 (8.22%) SQL Server
10 1739 (7.93%) MS Excel
11 1735 (7.91%) PRINCE2
12 1553 (7.08%) .NET
13 1459 (6.65%) Retail
14 1452 (6.62%) Business Analysis
15 1446 (6.59%) Migration
15 1446 (6.59%) SAP
16 1445 (6.59%) Investment Banking
17 1412 (6.44%) Agile Software Development
18 1397 (6.37%) UNIX
19 1393 (6.35%) Degree
20 1365 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
21 1267 (5.78%) C#
22 1254 (5.72%) ITIL
23 1207 (5.50%) Linux
24 1178 (5.37%) Change Management
25 1173 (5.35%) MS Office
26 1082 (4.93%) Telecoms
27 984 (4.49%) HTML
28 983 (4.48%) Risk Management
29 957 (4.36%) JavaScript

Finance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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
1 873 (3.98%) SharePoint
2 414 (1.89%) WebSphere
3 371 (1.69%) SAS
4 256 (1.17%) WebLogic
5 254 (1.16%) MS Exchange
6 235 (1.07%) CMS
7 196 (0.89%) IIS
8 186 (0.85%) Apache
9 177 (0.81%) Tomcat
10 158 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
11 132 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
12 116 (0.53%) Lync
13 115 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
14 113 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
15 88 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
16 86 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 81 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
18 79 (0.36%) MQSeries
19 74 (0.34%) IBM Notes
20 59 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1739 (7.93%) MS Excel
2 1173 (5.35%) MS Office
3 782 (3.56%) MS Project
4 659 (3.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 447 (2.04%) MS Visio
6 179 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 101 (0.46%) Photoshop
8 44 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 29 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 20 (0.091%) OmniGraffle
11 16 (0.073%) SPSS
12 15 (0.068%) Open Workbench
13 14 (0.064%) Adobe Captivate
14 12 (0.055%) RoboHelp
15 11 (0.050%) InDesign
15 11 (0.050%) PowerPivot
16 9 (0.041%) Fireworks
17 8 (0.036%) AutoCAD
18 7 (0.032%) Adobe After Effects
19 6 (0.027%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 415 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
2 376 (1.71%) Oracle EBS R12
3 278 (1.27%) Oracle Financials
4 274 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 227 (1.03%) Oracle General Ledger
6 223 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
7 218 (0.99%) Oracle Receivables
8 215 (0.98%) SAP FI
9 192 (0.88%) SAP CO
10 181 (0.83%) SAP FI/CO
11 166 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
12 165 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
13 156 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
14 124 (0.57%) Agresso
15 110 (0.50%) Cognos TM1
16 109 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
17 104 (0.47%) Markit EDM
18 80 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
19 78 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
20 66 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 103 (0.47%) SaaS
2 68 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
3 61 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
4 35 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 35 (0.16%) Office 365
5 33 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (0.073%) Force.com
6 16 (0.073%) GitHub
6 16 (0.073%) IaaS
7 15 (0.068%) PaaS
8 12 (0.055%) Taleo
8 12 (0.055%) IBM SmartCloud
9 8 (0.036%) SuccessFactors
10 7 (0.032%) Google Apps
11 6 (0.027%) IBM Blueworks
12 4 (0.018%) Amazon EMR
13 3 (0.014%) Jelastic
13 3 (0.014%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.009%) Heroku
14 2 (0.009%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 457 (2.08%) Firewall
2 319 (1.45%) Internet
3 270 (1.23%) SAN
4 246 (1.12%) LAN
4 246 (1.12%) WAN
5 232 (1.06%) TCP/IP
6 218 (0.99%) DNS
7 194 (0.88%) Intranet
8 157 (0.72%) VPN
9 147 (0.67%) HTTP
10 138 (0.63%) Network Security
11 109 (0.50%) VoIP
12 93 (0.42%) Wireless
13 92 (0.42%) FTP
14 84 (0.38%) LDAP
15 78 (0.36%) MPLS
15 78 (0.36%) NAS
15 78 (0.36%) Multicast
16 77 (0.35%) DHCP
17 74 (0.34%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1804 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 942 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
3 638 (2.91%) Oracle Database
4 549 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 524 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 514 (2.34%) Relational Database
7 471 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 289 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
9 276 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 257 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
11 255 (1.16%) RDBMS
12 231 (1.05%) DB2
13 226 (1.03%) QlikView
14 206 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
15 181 (0.83%) MS Access
16 180 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
17 170 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
18 168 (0.77%) MySQL
19 164 (0.75%) Data Mining
20 143 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 270 (1.23%) Selenium
2 264 (1.20%) Subversion
3 257 (1.17%) Visual Studio
4 248 (1.13%) JIRA
5 238 (1.08%) Maven
6 209 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 181 (0.83%) JUnit
8 164 (0.75%) Git (software)
9 134 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
10 133 (0.61%) QuickTest Pro
11 125 (0.57%) Ant
12 124 (0.57%) Jenkins
13 117 (0.53%) Eclipse
14 105 (0.48%) Cucumber
15 87 (0.40%) TeamCity
16 80 (0.36%) LoadRunner
16 80 (0.36%) NUnit
16 80 (0.36%) FitNesse
17 79 (0.36%) WebDriver
18 59 (0.27%) SoapUI
General
1 5347 (24.37%) Banking
2 1459 (6.65%) Retail
3 1445 (6.59%) Investment Banking
4 1082 (4.93%) Telecoms
5 918 (4.18%) Financial Institution
6 767 (3.50%) Front Office
7 744 (3.39%) Marketing
8 586 (2.67%) Legal
9 584 (2.66%) Manufacturing
10 554 (2.53%) Retail Banking
11 437 (1.99%) Back Office
12 261 (1.19%) Advertising
13 229 (1.04%) Electronics
14 228 (1.04%) Billing
15 220 (1.00%) General Ledger
16 171 (0.78%) Law
17 137 (0.62%) Publishing
18 123 (0.56%) German Language
19 98 (0.45%) French Language
20 91 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5792 (26.40%) Analyst
2 3749 (17.09%) Developer
3 3061 (13.95%) Project Manager
4 2752 (12.54%) Business Analyst
5 1482 (6.76%) Consultant
6 1158 (5.28%) Architect
7 647 (2.95%) Java Developer
8 493 (2.25%) Test Analyst
9 482 (2.20%) Programme Manager
10 470 (2.14%) Senior Analyst
11 456 (2.08%) Data Analyst
12 453 (2.06%) Administrator
13 442 (2.01%) Support Analyst
14 439 (2.00%) Solutions Architect
15 405 (1.85%) Senior Manager
16 400 (1.82%) .NET Developer
17 368 (1.68%) C# Developer
18 319 (1.45%) PMO Analyst
19 312 (1.42%) Business Manager
20 297 (1.35%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1553 (7.08%) .NET
2 984 (4.49%) HTML
3 791 (3.61%) XML
4 754 (3.44%) Web Services
5 686 (3.13%) CSS
6 561 (2.56%) ASP.NET
7 499 (2.27%) jQuery
8 495 (2.26%) Spring
9 430 (1.96%) HTML5
10 419 (1.91%) J2EE
11 379 (1.73%) Middleware
12 281 (1.28%) WCF
13 270 (1.23%) Hibernate
14 235 (1.07%) WPF
14 235 (1.07%) CSS3
15 218 (0.99%) SOAP
16 215 (0.98%) Ajax
17 200 (0.91%) .NET Framework
18 199 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
19 196 (0.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 648 (2.95%) Management Information System
2 508 (2.32%) Derivative
3 403 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 363 (1.65%) Fixed Income
5 356 (1.62%) Computer Science
6 330 (1.50%) Credit Risk
7 317 (1.44%) Hedge funds
8 283 (1.29%) Mainframe
9 260 (1.19%) Equities
10 226 (1.03%) Blackberry
11 223 (1.02%) DTV
12 219 (1.00%) PMI
13 214 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
14 196 (0.89%) Open Source
15 192 (0.88%) Mathematics
16 187 (0.85%) Mobile App
17 183 (0.83%) Clustering
18 177 (0.81%) NHS
19 171 (0.78%) Market Risk
20 161 (0.73%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2037 (9.29%) Windows
2 1397 (6.37%) UNIX
3 1207 (5.50%) Linux
4 513 (2.34%) Windows 7
5 390 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 354 (1.61%) Solaris
7 257 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 218 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 217 (0.99%) Windows XP
10 168 (0.77%) Apple iOS
11 162 (0.74%) Android
12 158 (0.72%) AIX
13 127 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
14 66 (0.30%) zOS
15 52 (0.24%) Windows 8
16 34 (0.15%) HPUX
17 32 (0.15%) Windows 2000
17 32 (0.15%) Mac OS X
18 27 (0.12%) CentOS
19 25 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3360 (15.32%) Project Management
2 2636 (12.02%) Stakeholder Management
3 1735 (7.91%) PRINCE2
4 1452 (6.62%) Business Analysis
5 1446 (6.59%) Migration
6 1412 (6.44%) Agile Software Development
7 1365 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
8 1254 (5.72%) ITIL
9 1178 (5.37%) Change Management
10 983 (4.48%) Risk Management
11 957 (4.36%) User Acceptance Testing
12 806 (3.67%) Scrum
13 744 (3.39%) Programme Management
14 722 (3.29%) CRM
15 691 (3.15%) Data Modelling
16 661 (3.01%) Asset Management
17 645 (2.94%) TDD
18 637 (2.90%) Data Analysis
19 635 (2.89%) Analytics
20 619 (2.82%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3601 (16.41%) SQL
2 1841 (8.39%) Java
3 1267 (5.78%) C#
4 957 (4.36%) JavaScript
5 543 (2.48%) PL/SQL
6 496 (2.26%) VBA
7 401 (1.83%) T-SQL
8 399 (1.82%) C++
9 350 (1.60%) Perl
10 343 (1.56%) Python
11 310 (1.41%) C
12 297 (1.35%) Shell Script
13 229 (1.04%) PowerShell
14 215 (0.98%) VB
15 184 (0.84%) VB.NET
16 164 (0.75%) Ruby
17 159 (0.72%) Bash Shell
18 133 (0.61%) PHP
19 95 (0.43%) VBScript
20 89 (0.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1393 (6.35%) Degree
2 678 (3.09%) Security Cleared
3 509 (2.32%) ISEB
4 475 (2.17%) SC Cleared
5 420 (1.91%) PMI Certification
6 305 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 283 (1.29%) PMP
8 256 (1.17%) ISTQB
9 208 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
10 207 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
10 207 (0.94%) CISSP
11 198 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 180 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
13 136 (0.62%) CIMA
14 131 (0.60%) CCNP
15 119 (0.54%) ACCA
16 106 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 104 (0.47%) MCSE
18 103 (0.47%) CISM
19 91 (0.41%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 811 (3.70%) QA
2 334 (1.52%) SLA
3 177 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 138 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 106 (0.48%) ISO 9001
6 104 (0.47%) EMIR
7 100 (0.46%) PCI DSS
8 97 (0.44%) Solvency II
9 94 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 93 (0.42%) Basel III
11 91 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
12 67 (0.31%) COBIT
13 48 (0.22%) FATCA
14 47 (0.21%) Basel II
15 46 (0.21%) COREP
16 41 (0.19%) FINREP
17 38 (0.17%) MiFID
18 31 (0.14%) P3O
19 27 (0.12%) CRD IV
20 23 (0.10%) AIFMD
System Software
1 677 (3.09%) Active Directory
2 292 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 154 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
4 124 (0.57%) XenApp
5 82 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 71 (0.32%) Hyper-V
7 69 (0.31%) VMware ESX
8 61 (0.28%) vSphere
9 59 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
10 48 (0.22%) XenDesktop
11 36 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
12 33 (0.15%) NFS
13 30 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 28 (0.13%) vCloud
15 25 (0.11%) RACF
16 22 (0.10%) XenServer
16 22 (0.10%) ACF2
17 17 (0.077%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
18 16 (0.073%) Terminal Services
18 16 (0.073%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 306 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
2 174 (0.79%) SCCM
3 128 (0.58%) Tivoli
4 122 (0.56%) Puppet
5 121 (0.55%) Control-M
6 85 (0.39%) NetBackup
7 77 (0.35%) Data Guard
8 74 (0.34%) SCOM
9 58 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
10 52 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 48 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 47 (0.21%) Nagios
13 35 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
14 33 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
15 28 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Management
16 26 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
17 25 (0.11%) OpenView
18 23 (0.10%) BladeLogic
18 23 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
19 21 (0.096%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3024 (13.78%) Oracle
2 2305 (10.51%) Microsoft
3 1446 (6.59%) SAP
4 629 (2.87%) IBM
5 542 (2.47%) HP
6 499 (2.27%) Citrix
7 495 (2.26%) VMware
8 442 (2.01%) Cisco
9 366 (1.67%) Business Objects
10 318 (1.45%) Cognos
11 289 (1.32%) Sybase
12 249 (1.14%) Red Hat
13 213 (0.97%) Informatica
14 192 (0.88%) Hyperion
15 165 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
16 156 (0.71%) Bloomberg
17 153 (0.70%) Remedy
18 152 (0.69%) CheckPoint
19 145 (0.66%) Sun
20 144 (0.66%) Juniper
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