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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 11356 9759 14151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.17% 20.45% 23.33%
As % of the General category 51.78% 47.77% 51.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7237 6237 8838
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £285 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 151 214
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £22.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.87% -7.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.46 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.39 £22.77
% change year-on-year
+3.14% -14.84%
General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21931 20429 27552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.95% 42.81% 45.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13605 12277 16315
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 £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 600 643 827
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.54 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England 0 10258 £425 -1.16% 3152
London 0 5639 £470 -1.05% 1700
City of London 0 1803 £475 +3.26% 792
South East +1 1494 £388 -0.64% 393
Scotland 0 738 £380 +8.57% 159
South West -1 644 £400 +6.66% 225
North West -1 593 £400 +11.88% 220
East of England +3 564 £413 +3.25% 176
Yorkshire 0 506 £351 -6.53% 195
Edinburgh 0 425 £400 - 76
Berkshire +5 394 £400 +6.66% 73
West Yorkshire +1 385 £351 -3.64% 132
West Midlands +6 365 £375 -6.25% 114
Surrey -1 314 £400 -3.32% 105
Buckinghamshire +3 302 £350 +8.52% 43
East Midlands +1 301 £400 -4.76% 69
Milton Keynes +3 243 £350 +21.73% 23
Wiltshire 0 235 £400 -3.61% 36
Manchester -2 235 £375 +5.78% 99
Hampshire +3 222 £400 - 65
Swindon 0 201 £410 -2.38% 28
Cheshire 0 199 £400 +9.58% 62
Glasgow 0 196 £350 +3.70% 45
Essex +3 193 £425 +13.33% 26
Bristol -1 193 £389 +11.07% 93
Leeds 0 188 £355 -5.26% 73
Wales -2 144 £388 +3.33% 54
Reading +2 142 £375 - 32
Northamptonshire 0 134 £450 +5.88% 24
Birmingham +1 133 £375 +7.14% 48

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5409 (25.17%) Banking
2 3522 (16.39%) SQL
3 3279 (15.26%) Project Management
4 2951 (13.73%) Oracle
5 2607 (12.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 2230 (10.38%) Microsoft
7 2046 (9.52%) Windows
8 1852 (8.62%) SQL Server
9 1840 (8.56%) Java
10 1733 (8.06%) MS Excel
11 1713 (7.97%) PRINCE2
12 1576 (7.33%) .NET
13 1539 (7.16%) Investment Banking
14 1415 (6.59%) Migration
15 1406 (6.54%) Retail
16 1405 (6.54%) Agile Software Development
17 1393 (6.48%) UNIX
18 1377 (6.41%) Business Analysis
19 1359 (6.32%) C#
20 1305 (6.07%) Degree
21 1303 (6.06%) SAP
22 1206 (5.61%) ITIL
23 1198 (5.58%) Linux
24 1196 (5.57%) MS Office
25 1162 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
26 1116 (5.19%) Change Management
27 982 (4.57%) Telecoms
28 965 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
29 946 (4.40%) Risk Management
30 929 (4.32%) Financial Institution

Finance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 811 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 415 (1.93%) WebSphere
3 305 (1.42%) SAS
4 283 (1.32%) MS Exchange
5 205 (0.95%) WebLogic
5 205 (0.95%) Apache
6 199 (0.93%) Tomcat
7 178 (0.83%) IIS
8 169 (0.79%) CMS
9 157 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
10 149 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
11 124 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
12 112 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 104 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
14 91 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
15 76 (0.35%) MQSeries
15 76 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
16 75 (0.35%) IBM Notes
17 69 (0.32%) Lync
18 65 (0.30%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1733 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 1196 (5.57%) MS Office
3 722 (3.36%) MS Project
4 645 (3.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 439 (2.04%) MS Visio
6 177 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 107 (0.50%) Photoshop
8 57 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
9 25 (0.12%) InfoPath
10 22 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
11 20 (0.093%) OmniGraffle
12 18 (0.084%) Fireworks
13 15 (0.070%) Open Workbench
14 14 (0.065%) SPSS
15 12 (0.056%) Mathematica
16 11 (0.051%) InDesign
17 9 (0.042%) RoboHelp
18 8 (0.037%) Acrobat
19 7 (0.033%) Final Cut Pro
19 7 (0.033%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 315 (1.47%) Oracle EBS R12
2 292 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
3 273 (1.27%) Oracle Financials
4 224 (1.04%) SAP FI
5 200 (0.93%) Oracle General Ledger
6 190 (0.88%) SAP CO
7 189 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
8 187 (0.87%) SAP FI/CO
9 166 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
10 163 (0.76%) Oracle Receivables
11 138 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 130 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
13 128 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
14 127 (0.59%) Agresso
15 119 (0.55%) Cognos TM1
16 108 (0.50%) Markit EDM
17 100 (0.47%) Oracle Assets
18 71 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
19 68 (0.32%) SAP BPC
20 64 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 92 (0.43%) SaaS
2 34 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
3 32 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
5 24 (0.11%) Office 365
6 14 (0.065%) IaaS
7 11 (0.051%) SuccessFactors
8 10 (0.047%) Taleo
9 7 (0.033%) Force.com
9 7 (0.033%) PaaS
10 6 (0.028%) IBM SmartCloud
11 5 (0.023%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.023%) GitHub
12 3 (0.014%) Jelastic
13 2 (0.009%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.005%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.005%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 359 (1.67%) Firewall
2 340 (1.58%) Internet
3 316 (1.47%) SAN
4 240 (1.12%) WAN
5 227 (1.06%) DNS
6 226 (1.05%) LAN
7 211 (0.98%) TCP/IP
8 180 (0.84%) Intranet
9 143 (0.67%) VPN
10 136 (0.63%) Network Security
11 133 (0.62%) HTTP
12 122 (0.57%) LDAP
13 112 (0.52%) VoIP
14 104 (0.48%) DHCP
15 100 (0.47%) FTP
16 87 (0.40%) NAS
17 85 (0.40%) MPLS
18 73 (0.34%) BGP
19 67 (0.31%) Wireless
20 65 (0.30%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1852 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 965 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
3 645 (3.00%) Oracle Database
4 530 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 510 (2.37%) Relational Database
6 469 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 467 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 313 (1.46%) DB2
9 295 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
10 290 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 272 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
12 266 (1.24%) RDBMS
13 215 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
14 169 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
15 162 (0.75%) MS Access
16 157 (0.73%) Data Mining
17 156 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
18 151 (0.70%) QlikView
19 147 (0.68%) MySQL
20 130 (0.60%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 280 (1.30%) Subversion
2 254 (1.18%) Visual Studio
3 238 (1.11%) Selenium
4 231 (1.08%) Maven
5 217 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 197 (0.92%) JIRA
7 169 (0.79%) JUnit
8 152 (0.71%) Ant
9 147 (0.68%) Git (software)
10 126 (0.59%) Jenkins
11 123 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
12 121 (0.56%) Eclipse
13 119 (0.55%) Cucumber
14 105 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
15 85 (0.40%) WebDriver
16 80 (0.37%) LoadRunner
17 66 (0.31%) TeamCity
18 63 (0.29%) NUnit
19 61 (0.28%) ClearCase
19 61 (0.28%) FitNesse
General
1 5409 (25.17%) Banking
2 1539 (7.16%) Investment Banking
3 1406 (6.54%) Retail
4 982 (4.57%) Telecoms
5 929 (4.32%) Financial Institution
6 774 (3.60%) Front Office
7 621 (2.89%) Legal
8 611 (2.84%) Marketing
9 544 (2.53%) Retail Banking
10 448 (2.08%) Back Office
11 390 (1.81%) Manufacturing
12 258 (1.20%) Advertising
13 234 (1.09%) Billing
14 207 (0.96%) Law
15 171 (0.80%) General Ledger
16 145 (0.67%) German Language
17 130 (0.60%) Publishing
18 103 (0.48%) Games
19 99 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
20 89 (0.41%) French Language
Job Titles
1 5690 (26.48%) Analyst
2 3679 (17.12%) Developer
3 3063 (14.25%) Project Manager
4 2746 (12.78%) Business Analyst
5 1339 (6.23%) Consultant
6 1195 (5.56%) Architect
7 616 (2.87%) Java Developer
8 484 (2.25%) Administrator
9 483 (2.25%) Test Analyst
10 456 (2.12%) Programme Manager
11 453 (2.11%) Senior Analyst
12 447 (2.08%) .NET Developer
13 446 (2.08%) Solutions Architect
14 441 (2.05%) Senior Manager
15 433 (2.02%) Support Analyst
16 414 (1.93%) C# Developer
17 375 (1.75%) Data Analyst
18 329 (1.53%) Senior Developer
19 324 (1.51%) Business Manager
20 315 (1.47%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1576 (7.33%) .NET
2 921 (4.29%) HTML
3 778 (3.62%) XML
4 646 (3.01%) CSS
5 641 (2.98%) Web Services
6 566 (2.63%) ASP.NET
7 471 (2.19%) Spring
8 470 (2.19%) jQuery
9 407 (1.89%) HTML5
10 403 (1.88%) J2EE
11 378 (1.76%) Middleware
12 327 (1.52%) WCF
13 272 (1.27%) WPF
14 257 (1.20%) Ajax
15 248 (1.15%) Hibernate
16 218 (1.01%) CSS3
17 212 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
17 212 (0.99%) SOAP
18 199 (0.93%) XSLT
19 187 (0.87%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 618 (2.88%) Derivative
2 569 (2.65%) Management Information System
3 397 (1.85%) Fixed Income
4 383 (1.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 348 (1.62%) Equities
6 279 (1.30%) Computer Science
7 275 (1.28%) Credit Risk
8 272 (1.27%) Hedge funds
9 255 (1.19%) Blackberry
10 242 (1.13%) Mainframe
11 203 (0.94%) PMI
12 193 (0.90%) Mathematics
13 185 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
14 166 (0.77%) Market Risk
15 157 (0.73%) Mobile App
16 146 (0.68%) NHS
17 142 (0.66%) Clustering
18 134 (0.62%) Reference Data
19 123 (0.57%) Replication
20 120 (0.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2046 (9.52%) Windows
2 1393 (6.48%) UNIX
3 1198 (5.58%) Linux
4 564 (2.62%) Windows 7
5 414 (1.93%) Solaris
6 336 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 314 (1.46%) Windows XP
8 241 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 238 (1.11%) AIX
10 226 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 150 (0.70%) Apple iOS
12 132 (0.61%) Android
13 109 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
14 72 (0.34%) zOS
15 44 (0.20%) Windows 8
16 32 (0.15%) Windows 2000
16 32 (0.15%) HPUX
16 32 (0.15%) Windows Vista
17 26 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
18 25 (0.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3279 (15.26%) Project Management
2 2607 (12.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 1713 (7.97%) PRINCE2
4 1415 (6.59%) Migration
5 1405 (6.54%) Agile Software Development
6 1377 (6.41%) Business Analysis
7 1206 (5.61%) ITIL
8 1162 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
9 1116 (5.19%) Change Management
10 946 (4.40%) Risk Management
11 870 (4.05%) User Acceptance Testing
12 815 (3.79%) Scrum
13 717 (3.34%) Data Modelling
14 708 (3.29%) Asset Management
15 669 (3.11%) CRM
16 627 (2.92%) Workflow
17 611 (2.84%) TDD
18 603 (2.81%) Data Analysis
19 584 (2.72%) Analytics
20 574 (2.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3522 (16.39%) SQL
2 1840 (8.56%) Java
3 1359 (6.32%) C#
4 871 (4.05%) JavaScript
5 537 (2.50%) PL/SQL
6 451 (2.10%) VBA
7 397 (1.85%) Perl
8 379 (1.76%) C++
9 364 (1.69%) T-SQL
10 321 (1.49%) Shell Script
11 316 (1.47%) C
12 293 (1.36%) Python
13 231 (1.08%) VB
14 196 (0.91%) VB.NET
15 180 (0.84%) PowerShell
16 142 (0.66%) PHP
17 117 (0.54%) Ruby
18 108 (0.50%) VBScript
19 98 (0.46%) Bash Shell
20 86 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1305 (6.07%) Degree
2 609 (2.83%) Security Cleared
3 503 (2.34%) ISEB
4 431 (2.01%) SC Cleared
5 415 (1.93%) PMI Certification
6 318 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 282 (1.31%) PMP
8 199 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 190 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
10 187 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
11 179 (0.83%) ISTQB
12 170 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
13 146 (0.68%) CISSP
14 123 (0.57%) CIMA
15 122 (0.57%) ACCA
16 114 (0.53%) CCNP
17 97 (0.45%) MCSE
18 94 (0.44%) DV Cleared
19 84 (0.39%) CISA
20 80 (0.37%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 828 (3.85%) QA
2 309 (1.44%) SLA
3 140 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 139 (0.65%) EMIR
5 123 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
6 111 (0.52%) Data Quality
7 109 (0.51%) PCI DSS
8 106 (0.49%) Basel III
9 87 (0.40%) ISO 9001
10 84 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 69 (0.32%) Solvency II
12 64 (0.30%) COBIT
13 62 (0.29%) FATCA
14 45 (0.21%) MiFID
15 43 (0.20%) COREP
16 41 (0.19%) FINREP
17 38 (0.18%) CRD IV
18 35 (0.16%) Basel II
19 28 (0.13%) P3O
20 17 (0.079%) GAAP
System Software
1 685 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 284 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 149 (0.69%) XenApp
4 112 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
5 96 (0.45%) VMware ESX
6 81 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 70 (0.33%) Hyper-V
8 63 (0.29%) XenDesktop
9 61 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
10 59 (0.27%) vSphere
11 47 (0.22%) NFS
12 36 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 35 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
14 26 (0.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 24 (0.11%) XenServer
16 19 (0.088%) RACF
17 18 (0.084%) KVM
17 18 (0.084%) vCloud
18 17 (0.079%) Veritas File System
19 16 (0.074%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 279 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
2 183 (0.85%) SCCM
3 135 (0.63%) Tivoli
4 121 (0.56%) Puppet
5 80 (0.37%) Control-M
6 69 (0.32%) NetBackup
7 66 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 65 (0.30%) Data Guard
9 62 (0.29%) SCOM
10 57 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
11 48 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 29 (0.13%) Tivoli Monitoring
13 25 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 24 (0.11%) Nagios
15 23 (0.11%) ServiceCenter
15 23 (0.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 21 (0.098%) McAfee ePO
17 20 (0.093%) Oracle Identity Manager
18 18 (0.084%) BMC PATROL
19 17 (0.079%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 2951 (13.73%) Oracle
2 2230 (10.38%) Microsoft
3 1303 (6.06%) SAP
4 606 (2.82%) IBM
5 509 (2.37%) HP
6 481 (2.24%) VMware
7 477 (2.22%) Citrix
8 412 (1.92%) Cisco
9 369 (1.72%) Business Objects
10 313 (1.46%) Sybase
11 312 (1.45%) Cognos
12 244 (1.14%) Red Hat
13 205 (0.95%) Informatica
14 172 (0.80%) Bloomberg
15 163 (0.76%) EMC
16 158 (0.74%) Reuters
17 156 (0.73%) Adobe
18 155 (0.72%) Sun
19 149 (0.69%) NetApp
20 144 (0.67%) Hyperion
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Salary: Market Rates (+ Benefits)
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Rate: Market Rates
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £280 - £400 per day + based on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Wales
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Rate: £300 - £425 per day
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Rate: £300 - £450 per day
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Rate: £200 - £300 per day
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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London
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Rate: £300 per day
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Rate: £230 - £250 per day
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