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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 11535 10552 9823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.30% 20.05% 20.84%
As % of the General category 54.45% 51.76% 48.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7692 6821 6195
Average daily rate
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£430 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 143 175
Average hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £11.38 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%

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
21184 20385 20176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.11% 38.72% 42.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 13275 12879 12117
Average daily rate £438 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 536 567 665
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £44.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 10147 £450 +5.88% 3611
London 0 5621 £475 +2.70% 1889
City of London 0 1728 £475 - 771
South East 0 1353 £413 +7.14% 525
Scotland 0 1081 £375 - 199
North West 0 815 £409 +1.93% 303
Edinburgh 0 596 £365 -8.75% 111
South West +1 590 £400 - 237
Yorkshire -2 585 £390 +6.84% 206
West Yorkshire 0 456 £375 +7.14% 127
Manchester +1 407 £410 +10.14% 158
West Midlands +2 380 £400 +3.22% 144
East of England -3 370 £425 +6.25% 158
Glasgow +1 357 £375 +7.14% 51
Buckinghamshire 0 301 £350 - 53
East Midlands 0 281 £425 +6.25% 100
Berkshire -1 266 £400 +3.22% 116
Hampshire +6 239 £413 +3.12% 77
Cheshire -1 236 £425 - 79
Leeds 0 225 £390 +11.42% 76
Milton Keynes 0 224 £330 -5.71% 34
Bristol +2 219 £375 - 84
Surrey -4 204 £425 +3.03% 118
Wiltshire 0 186 £425 +3.03% 46
Swindon 0 139 £425 +1.19% 39
Birmingham 0 121 £400 +6.66% 60
Essex 0 119 £420 +9.37% 34
Wales -9 111 £400 +6.66% 32
Reading 0 108 £406 +8.33% 57
Northamptonshire 0 103 £450 - 27

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5425 (24.28%) Banking
2 3571 (15.98%) SQL
3 3270 (14.63%) Project Management
3 3270 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
4 2974 (13.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 2421 (10.84%) Oracle
6 2317 (10.37%) Microsoft
7 2035 (9.11%) Java
8 1900 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
9 1830 (8.19%) Windows
10 1800 (8.06%) MS Excel
11 1763 (7.89%) SQL Server
12 1633 (7.31%) PRINCE2
13 1569 (7.02%) Migration
14 1548 (6.93%) Business Analysis
15 1464 (6.55%) Retail
16 1452 (6.50%) .NET
17 1438 (6.44%) Business Intelligence
18 1410 (6.31%) Degree
19 1393 (6.23%) SAP
20 1346 (6.02%) Investment Banking
21 1316 (5.89%) C#
22 1301 (5.82%) ITIL
23 1259 (5.63%) UNIX
24 1176 (5.26%) Linux
25 1135 (5.08%) MS Office
26 1087 (4.86%) Change Management
27 1075 (4.81%) HTML
28 1039 (4.65%) JavaScript
29 1037 (4.64%) Data Warehouse

Finance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 769 (3.44%) SharePoint
2 480 (2.15%) SAS
3 329 (1.47%) WebSphere
4 208 (0.93%) IIS
5 200 (0.90%) MS Exchange
6 170 (0.76%) WebLogic
7 159 (0.71%) Apache
8 155 (0.69%) Tomcat
9 149 (0.67%) CMS
10 121 (0.54%) JBoss
11 105 (0.47%) Lync
12 102 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
13 96 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
14 87 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
15 73 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 70 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
17 68 (0.30%) Confluence
18 67 (0.30%) Node.js
18 67 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
19 64 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1800 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 1135 (5.08%) MS Office
3 800 (3.58%) MS Project
4 712 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 559 (2.50%) MS Visio
6 146 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 71 (0.32%) Photoshop
8 32 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 31 (0.14%) SPSS
10 23 (0.10%) PowerPivot
11 16 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 14 (0.063%) InDesign
13 13 (0.058%) OmniGraffle
13 13 (0.058%) Open Workbench
14 12 (0.054%) Acrobat
15 11 (0.049%) RoboHelp
15 11 (0.049%) FrameMaker
16 9 (0.040%) InfoPath
17 6 (0.027%) AutoCAD
17 6 (0.027%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 333 (1.49%) Oracle EBS R12
2 299 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
3 268 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 236 (1.06%) Oracle Financials
5 210 (0.94%) SAP FI
6 197 (0.88%) Oracle General Ledger
7 185 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
8 180 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
9 163 (0.73%) SAP FI/CO
9 163 (0.73%) SAP CO
10 142 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
11 137 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
12 128 (0.57%) Agresso
13 122 (0.55%) Markit EDM
14 102 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
15 83 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
16 77 (0.34%) SAP ERP
17 75 (0.34%) SAP BPC
18 73 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
19 69 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 128 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
2 108 (0.48%) SaaS
3 72 (0.32%) Office 365
4 52 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 48 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
6 44 (0.20%) PaaS
7 38 (0.17%) Google Analytics
8 34 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
9 32 (0.14%) IaaS
10 30 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
11 20 (0.090%) Force.com
12 18 (0.081%) GitHub
12 18 (0.081%) IBM Blueworks
13 13 (0.058%) Amazon S3
13 13 (0.058%) SuccessFactors
14 11 (0.049%) Taleo
15 9 (0.040%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (0.040%) Amazon EMR
16 7 (0.031%) Azure Active Directory
16 7 (0.031%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 511 (2.29%) Firewall
2 334 (1.49%) Internet
3 327 (1.46%) WAN
4 321 (1.44%) LAN
5 304 (1.36%) SAN
6 296 (1.32%) TCP/IP
7 269 (1.20%) DNS
8 255 (1.14%) Network Security
9 166 (0.74%) VPN
10 153 (0.68%) DHCP
11 147 (0.66%) HTTP
12 143 (0.64%) BGP
13 130 (0.58%) Wireless
14 128 (0.57%) LDAP
15 127 (0.57%) Intranet
15 127 (0.57%) MPLS
16 110 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
17 107 (0.48%) Multicast
18 104 (0.47%) SSL
19 102 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1763 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 1037 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
3 637 (2.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 597 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 503 (2.25%) Relational Database
6 416 (1.86%) Oracle Database
7 373 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 295 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 266 (1.19%) Big Data
10 229 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
11 218 (0.98%) RDBMS
12 215 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
13 214 (0.96%) QlikView
14 213 (0.95%) DB2
15 192 (0.86%) Hadoop
16 161 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
17 156 (0.70%) Data Mining
18 153 (0.68%) MySQL
19 149 (0.67%) OLAP
20 147 (0.66%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 350 (1.57%) JIRA
2 231 (1.03%) Selenium
3 223 (1.00%) Git (software)
4 220 (0.98%) Subversion
5 188 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 178 (0.80%) Maven
7 158 (0.71%) Visual Studio
7 158 (0.71%) Jenkins
8 123 (0.55%) JUnit
9 110 (0.49%) Cucumber
10 94 (0.42%) QuickTest Pro
11 92 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
12 91 (0.41%) TeamCity
13 86 (0.38%) WebDriver
14 80 (0.36%) NUnit
15 63 (0.28%) Toad
16 58 (0.26%) SpecFlow
17 57 (0.26%) ERwin
18 54 (0.24%) Ant
19 52 (0.23%) Eclipse
General
1 5425 (24.28%) Banking
2 1464 (6.55%) Retail
3 1346 (6.02%) Investment Banking
4 1023 (4.58%) Telecoms
5 760 (3.40%) Front Office
6 730 (3.27%) Financial Institution
7 705 (3.16%) Marketing
8 641 (2.87%) Legal
9 556 (2.49%) Retail Banking
10 498 (2.23%) Manufacturing
11 350 (1.57%) Back Office
12 278 (1.24%) Law
13 260 (1.16%) Electronics
14 240 (1.07%) Advertising
15 216 (0.97%) General Ledger
16 197 (0.88%) Billing
17 129 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
18 104 (0.47%) Publishing
19 90 (0.40%) Games
20 88 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5905 (26.43%) Analyst
2 3971 (17.77%) Developer
3 3057 (13.68%) Project Manager
4 3029 (13.56%) Business Analyst
5 1451 (6.49%) Consultant
6 1411 (6.31%) Architect
7 657 (2.94%) Java Developer
8 552 (2.47%) Data Analyst
9 506 (2.26%) Solutions Architect
9 506 (2.26%) Senior Analyst
10 477 (2.13%) Test Analyst
11 430 (1.92%) Programme Manager
12 428 (1.92%) Administrator
13 421 (1.88%) Senior Manager
14 411 (1.84%) Senior Developer
15 385 (1.72%) Support Analyst
16 372 (1.66%) C# Developer
17 352 (1.58%) .NET Developer
18 351 (1.57%) Test Manager
19 329 (1.47%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1452 (6.50%) .NET
2 1075 (4.81%) HTML
3 777 (3.48%) XML
4 692 (3.10%) Web Services
5 655 (2.93%) CSS
6 545 (2.44%) HTML5
7 423 (1.89%) ASP.NET
8 407 (1.82%) Spring
9 394 (1.76%) jQuery
10 380 (1.70%) Middleware
11 362 (1.62%) AngularJS
12 310 (1.39%) J2EE
13 287 (1.28%) .NET Framework
14 282 (1.26%) WCF
15 267 (1.19%) SOAP
16 236 (1.06%) CSS3
17 202 (0.90%) Hibernate
18 181 (0.81%) WPF
19 171 (0.77%) JSON
20 170 (0.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1900 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
2 555 (2.48%) Management Information System
3 442 (1.98%) Derivative
4 424 (1.90%) User Experience
5 423 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 384 (1.72%) Computer Science
7 378 (1.69%) Fixed Income
8 318 (1.42%) Equities
9 305 (1.37%) Credit Risk
10 249 (1.11%) DTV
11 211 (0.94%) Mainframe
12 210 (0.94%) Open Source
13 201 (0.90%) Data Integration
13 201 (0.90%) Mobile App
14 181 (0.81%) Clustering
15 180 (0.81%) Hedge funds
16 176 (0.79%) NHS
17 173 (0.77%) Blackberry
18 163 (0.73%) Visualisation
19 157 (0.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1830 (8.19%) Windows
2 1259 (5.63%) UNIX
3 1176 (5.26%) Linux
4 412 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 401 (1.79%) Windows 7
6 304 (1.36%) Solaris
7 290 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 225 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 218 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 174 (0.78%) Apple iOS
11 168 (0.75%) AIX
12 146 (0.65%) Windows XP
13 135 (0.60%) Android
14 43 (0.19%) Windows 8
14 43 (0.19%) zOS
15 35 (0.16%) Windows Vista
16 34 (0.15%) HPUX
17 30 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
18 29 (0.13%) Windows 2000
19 28 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3270 (14.63%) Project Management
1 3270 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
2 2974 (13.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 1633 (7.31%) PRINCE2
4 1569 (7.02%) Migration
5 1548 (6.93%) Business Analysis
6 1438 (6.44%) Business Intelligence
7 1301 (5.82%) ITIL
8 1087 (4.86%) Change Management
9 916 (4.10%) Scrum
10 880 (3.94%) Risk Management
11 862 (3.86%) User Acceptance Testing
12 838 (3.75%) Data Modelling
13 835 (3.74%) ETL
14 776 (3.47%) Programme Management
15 759 (3.40%) CRM
16 730 (3.27%) Data Analysis
17 710 (3.18%) Analytics
18 706 (3.16%) TDD
19 584 (2.61%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3571 (15.98%) SQL
2 2035 (9.11%) Java
3 1316 (5.89%) C#
4 1039 (4.65%) JavaScript
5 491 (2.20%) Python
6 447 (2.00%) C++
6 447 (2.00%) T-SQL
7 446 (2.00%) PL/SQL
8 440 (1.97%) VBA
9 341 (1.53%) Perl
10 284 (1.27%) C
11 277 (1.24%) PowerShell
12 263 (1.18%) Shell Script
13 222 (0.99%) VB
14 169 (0.76%) VB.NET
15 163 (0.73%) PHP
16 147 (0.66%) Ruby
17 116 (0.52%) VBScript
18 102 (0.46%) Scala
19 87 (0.39%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1410 (6.31%) Degree
2 728 (3.26%) Security Cleared
3 508 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 465 (2.08%) ISEB
5 358 (1.60%) PMI Certification
6 287 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
7 284 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 263 (1.18%) PMP
9 200 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 191 (0.85%) CISSP
11 190 (0.85%) ISTQB
12 189 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
13 160 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
14 157 (0.70%) CCNP
15 117 (0.52%) CCNA
16 110 (0.49%) DV Cleared
16 110 (0.49%) ACCA
17 107 (0.48%) CIMA
18 96 (0.43%) MCSE
19 94 (0.42%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 821 (3.67%) QA
2 346 (1.55%) SLA
3 188 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 170 (0.76%) Solvency II
5 140 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 131 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 94 (0.42%) PCI DSS
8 81 (0.36%) FATCA
9 74 (0.33%) EMIR
10 62 (0.28%) GAAP
11 58 (0.26%) COBIT
12 48 (0.21%) Basel III
13 44 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
14 41 (0.18%) Basel II
15 37 (0.17%) FINREP
16 36 (0.16%) MiFID
16 36 (0.16%) COREP
17 35 (0.16%) ISO 9001
18 33 (0.15%) P3O
19 13 (0.058%) CRD IV
System Software
1 673 (3.01%) Active Directory
2 371 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 134 (0.60%) XenApp
4 123 (0.55%) vSphere
5 108 (0.48%) VMware ESX
6 78 (0.35%) Hyper-V
7 66 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
8 63 (0.28%) XenDesktop
9 57 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
10 53 (0.24%) NFS
11 49 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 42 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
13 25 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 21 (0.094%) HDFS
15 20 (0.090%) RACF
16 19 (0.085%) Xen
17 18 (0.081%) vCloud
18 17 (0.076%) ISA Server
19 16 (0.072%) Veritas Volume Manager
20 14 (0.063%) KVM
Systems Management
1 273 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
2 178 (0.80%) SCCM
3 129 (0.58%) Puppet
4 101 (0.45%) Control-M
5 95 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
6 66 (0.30%) Tivoli
7 50 (0.22%) NetBackup
8 45 (0.20%) SCOM
9 38 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
10 35 (0.16%) BladeLogic
11 31 (0.14%) Data Guard
12 29 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 28 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 27 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
15 25 (0.11%) OpenView
16 22 (0.098%) Ansible
17 18 (0.081%) CA Single Sign-On
18 17 (0.076%) EMC NetWorker
19 16 (0.072%) Backup Exec
19 16 (0.072%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2421 (10.84%) Oracle
2 2317 (10.37%) Microsoft
3 1393 (6.23%) SAP
4 663 (2.97%) Cisco
5 645 (2.89%) IBM
6 643 (2.88%) VMware
7 556 (2.49%) Citrix
8 481 (2.15%) HP
9 342 (1.53%) Business Objects
10 290 (1.30%) Sybase
11 265 (1.19%) Cognos
12 245 (1.10%) Red Hat
13 224 (1.00%) CheckPoint
14 222 (0.99%) Informatica
15 190 (0.85%) F5
16 179 (0.80%) Juniper
16 179 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
17 177 (0.79%) TIBCO
18 155 (0.69%) Hyperion
19 154 (0.69%) Remedy
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