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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 10713 11106 13200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.61% 21.72% 22.78%
As % of the General category 50.69% 50.39% 51.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6888 7023 8549
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 £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 224 206
Average hourly rate £17.75 £18.61 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.62% -6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.74 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.05 £43.35 £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
21136 22038 25856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.70% 43.10% 44.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13049 13493 15396
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 £620 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 549 632 727
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 £41.95 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -16.66%

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 29 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 29 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 29 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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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 9541 £425 -1.73% 3169
London 0 5297 £475 +1.06% 1668
City of London 0 1631 £475 - 804
South East -1 1454 £375 -6.25% 478
Scotland 0 764 £388 +3.33% 156
South West 0 584 £395 - 225
North West -1 544 £401 +14.57% 242
Yorkshire -1 487 £380 +4.10% 171
East of England +1 469 £403 +0.62% 148
Edinburgh 0 431 £400 +1.01% 75
Berkshire +4 376 £388 -3.12% 145
Buckinghamshire 0 375 £363 +3.57% 68
West Yorkshire -1 359 £378 +3.07% 113
East Midlands -1 281 £425 +1.19% 101
Milton Keynes +1 273 £364 +10.22% 34
West Midlands 0 270 £388 -3.12% 115
Manchester 0 251 £385 +10.00% 113
Hampshire -2 240 £388 -8.82% 41
Wiltshire 0 227 £425 +3.03% 42
Glasgow 0 227 £375 +7.14% 58
Surrey -1 220 £400 -2.43% 110
Swindon 0 186 £433 +4.84% 26
Bristol 0 183 £350 -6.66% 94
Wales 0 176 £375 -1.31% 39
Leeds +1 172 £375 +7.91% 66
Cheshire 0 170 £425 +21.42% 70
South Wales +1 156 £375 - 30
Hertfordshire +6 143 £375 -3.22% 47
Northamptonshire 0 138 £450 +4.16% 34
Reading -1 116 £370 -0.67% 54

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 5248 (24.13%) Banking
2 3580 (16.46%) SQL
3 3298 (15.17%) Project Management
4 3015 (13.86%) Oracle
5 2595 (11.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 2286 (10.51%) Microsoft
7 2024 (9.31%) Windows
8 1827 (8.40%) Java
9 1772 (8.15%) SQL Server
10 1724 (7.93%) PRINCE2
11 1711 (7.87%) MS Excel
12 1529 (7.03%) .NET
13 1462 (6.72%) Retail
14 1449 (6.66%) Business Analysis
15 1444 (6.64%) Migration
16 1434 (6.59%) SAP
17 1431 (6.58%) Investment Banking
18 1421 (6.53%) Agile Software Development
19 1395 (6.41%) UNIX
20 1392 (6.40%) Degree
21 1372 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
22 1254 (5.77%) C#
23 1252 (5.76%) ITIL
24 1203 (5.53%) Linux
25 1168 (5.37%) MS Office
26 1160 (5.33%) Change Management
27 1065 (4.90%) Telecoms
28 985 (4.53%) HTML
29 967 (4.45%) Risk Management
30 961 (4.42%) User Acceptance Testing

Finance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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
1 865 (3.98%) SharePoint
2 415 (1.91%) WebSphere
3 375 (1.72%) SAS
4 255 (1.17%) WebLogic
5 251 (1.15%) MS Exchange
6 232 (1.07%) CMS
7 197 (0.91%) IIS
8 182 (0.84%) Tomcat
9 179 (0.82%) Apache
10 157 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
11 130 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
12 118 (0.54%) Lync
13 112 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
13 112 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
14 89 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
15 82 (0.38%) MQSeries
15 82 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 80 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
17 75 (0.34%) IBM Notes
18 59 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1711 (7.87%) MS Excel
2 1168 (5.37%) MS Office
3 775 (3.56%) MS Project
4 640 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 447 (2.06%) MS Visio
6 168 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 102 (0.47%) Photoshop
8 45 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 28 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 20 (0.092%) SPSS
10 20 (0.092%) OmniGraffle
11 15 (0.069%) Open Workbench
12 14 (0.064%) Adobe Captivate
13 12 (0.055%) InDesign
13 12 (0.055%) RoboHelp
14 11 (0.051%) PowerPivot
15 9 (0.041%) Fireworks
16 8 (0.037%) AutoCAD
17 7 (0.032%) Adobe After Effects
18 6 (0.028%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 425 (1.95%) Oracle EBS
2 384 (1.77%) Oracle EBS R12
3 282 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 274 (1.26%) Oracle Financials
5 239 (1.10%) Oracle General Ledger
6 233 (1.07%) Oracle Payables
7 229 (1.05%) Oracle Receivables
8 209 (0.96%) SAP FI
9 189 (0.87%) SAP CO
10 178 (0.82%) SAP FI/CO
11 167 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
12 166 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
13 158 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
14 132 (0.61%) Agresso
15 117 (0.54%) Oracle Assets
16 108 (0.50%) Cognos TM1
17 105 (0.48%) Markit EDM
18 81 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
19 80 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
20 68 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 110 (0.51%) SaaS
2 69 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
3 60 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
4 37 (0.17%) Office 365
5 34 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
6 32 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (0.083%) GitHub
8 17 (0.078%) IaaS
9 16 (0.074%) PaaS
9 16 (0.074%) Force.com
10 12 (0.055%) IBM SmartCloud
11 8 (0.037%) Taleo
11 8 (0.037%) SuccessFactors
12 7 (0.032%) Google Apps
13 5 (0.023%) IBM Blueworks
14 4 (0.018%) Amazon EMR
15 3 (0.014%) Jelastic
15 3 (0.014%) Google App Engine
16 2 (0.009%) Heroku
16 2 (0.009%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 461 (2.12%) Firewall
2 327 (1.50%) Internet
3 275 (1.26%) SAN
4 253 (1.16%) WAN
5 247 (1.14%) LAN
6 228 (1.05%) TCP/IP
7 216 (0.99%) DNS
8 192 (0.88%) Intranet
9 153 (0.70%) VPN
10 149 (0.69%) HTTP
11 137 (0.63%) Network Security
12 103 (0.47%) VoIP
13 90 (0.41%) Wireless
14 86 (0.40%) FTP
15 81 (0.37%) NAS
16 79 (0.36%) Multicast
17 78 (0.36%) LDAP
18 77 (0.35%) DHCP
19 75 (0.34%) MPLS
20 74 (0.34%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1772 (8.15%) SQL Server
2 932 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
3 640 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 556 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 521 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 516 (2.37%) Relational Database
7 470 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
8 291 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
9 279 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 259 (1.19%) RDBMS
11 250 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
12 233 (1.07%) QlikView
13 227 (1.04%) DB2
14 204 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
15 180 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
16 171 (0.79%) MS Access
17 168 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
18 166 (0.76%) MySQL
19 160 (0.74%) Data Mining
20 146 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 267 (1.23%) Subversion
2 259 (1.19%) Selenium
3 258 (1.19%) Visual Studio
4 248 (1.14%) JIRA
5 228 (1.05%) Maven
6 201 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 179 (0.82%) JUnit
8 171 (0.79%) Git (software)
9 131 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
9 131 (0.60%) QuickTest Pro
10 122 (0.56%) Jenkins
11 120 (0.55%) Eclipse
11 120 (0.55%) Ant
12 100 (0.46%) Cucumber
13 84 (0.39%) TeamCity
14 81 (0.37%) LoadRunner
15 78 (0.36%) FitNesse
16 77 (0.35%) NUnit
17 76 (0.35%) WebDriver
18 55 (0.25%) SoapUI
General
1 5248 (24.13%) Banking
2 1462 (6.72%) Retail
3 1431 (6.58%) Investment Banking
4 1065 (4.90%) Telecoms
5 913 (4.20%) Financial Institution
6 773 (3.55%) Front Office
7 753 (3.46%) Marketing
8 594 (2.73%) Manufacturing
9 573 (2.63%) Legal
10 534 (2.46%) Retail Banking
11 440 (2.02%) Back Office
12 263 (1.21%) Advertising
13 239 (1.10%) Electronics
14 229 (1.05%) Billing
14 229 (1.05%) General Ledger
15 164 (0.75%) Law
16 137 (0.63%) Publishing
17 121 (0.56%) German Language
18 96 (0.44%) French Language
19 90 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5732 (26.36%) Analyst
2 3746 (17.23%) Developer
3 3022 (13.90%) Project Manager
4 2727 (12.54%) Business Analyst
5 1481 (6.81%) Consultant
6 1172 (5.39%) Architect
7 647 (2.98%) Java Developer
8 484 (2.23%) Test Analyst
9 475 (2.18%) Programme Manager
10 453 (2.08%) Senior Analyst
11 452 (2.08%) Data Analyst
12 451 (2.07%) Administrator
13 437 (2.01%) Support Analyst
13 437 (2.01%) Solutions Architect
14 399 (1.83%) Senior Manager
14 399 (1.83%) .NET Developer
15 363 (1.67%) C# Developer
16 314 (1.44%) PMO Analyst
17 311 (1.43%) Business Manager
18 295 (1.36%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1529 (7.03%) .NET
2 985 (4.53%) HTML
3 789 (3.63%) XML
4 743 (3.42%) Web Services
5 686 (3.15%) CSS
6 558 (2.57%) ASP.NET
7 491 (2.26%) Spring
8 488 (2.24%) jQuery
9 425 (1.95%) J2EE
10 424 (1.95%) HTML5
11 382 (1.76%) Middleware
12 281 (1.29%) WCF
13 271 (1.25%) Hibernate
14 233 (1.07%) WPF
14 233 (1.07%) CSS3
15 222 (1.02%) SOAP
16 211 (0.97%) Ajax
17 198 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
18 197 (0.91%) .NET Framework
19 193 (0.89%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 641 (2.95%) Management Information System
2 504 (2.32%) Derivative
3 391 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 364 (1.67%) Fixed Income
5 356 (1.64%) Computer Science
6 322 (1.48%) Credit Risk
7 320 (1.47%) Hedge funds
8 279 (1.28%) Mainframe
9 254 (1.17%) Equities
10 233 (1.07%) DTV
11 223 (1.03%) PMI
12 221 (1.02%) Blackberry
13 206 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
14 194 (0.89%) Open Source
15 192 (0.88%) Mobile App
16 191 (0.88%) Mathematics
17 189 (0.87%) Clustering
18 175 (0.80%) NHS
19 172 (0.79%) Market Risk
20 161 (0.74%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2024 (9.31%) Windows
2 1395 (6.41%) UNIX
3 1203 (5.53%) Linux
4 522 (2.40%) Windows 7
5 382 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 355 (1.63%) Solaris
7 254 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 213 (0.98%) Windows XP
9 212 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 169 (0.78%) Apple iOS
11 164 (0.75%) Android
12 154 (0.71%) AIX
13 126 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
14 61 (0.28%) zOS
15 51 (0.23%) Windows 8
16 36 (0.17%) HPUX
17 33 (0.15%) Mac OS X
18 31 (0.14%) Windows 2000
19 30 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
20 25 (0.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3298 (15.17%) Project Management
2 2595 (11.93%) Stakeholder Management
3 1724 (7.93%) PRINCE2
4 1449 (6.66%) Business Analysis
5 1444 (6.64%) Migration
6 1421 (6.53%) Agile Software Development
7 1372 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
8 1252 (5.76%) ITIL
9 1160 (5.33%) Change Management
10 967 (4.45%) Risk Management
11 961 (4.42%) User Acceptance Testing
12 793 (3.65%) Scrum
13 747 (3.43%) Programme Management
14 715 (3.29%) CRM
15 690 (3.17%) Data Modelling
16 663 (3.05%) Asset Management
17 639 (2.94%) TDD
18 637 (2.93%) Data Analysis
19 632 (2.91%) Analytics
20 625 (2.87%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3580 (16.46%) SQL
2 1827 (8.40%) Java
3 1254 (5.77%) C#
4 949 (4.36%) JavaScript
5 546 (2.51%) PL/SQL
6 490 (2.25%) VBA
7 410 (1.89%) T-SQL
8 395 (1.82%) C++
9 346 (1.59%) Perl
10 340 (1.56%) Python
11 311 (1.43%) C
12 293 (1.35%) Shell Script
13 234 (1.08%) PowerShell
14 213 (0.98%) VB
15 181 (0.83%) VB.NET
16 161 (0.74%) Ruby
17 160 (0.74%) Bash Shell
18 131 (0.60%) PHP
19 94 (0.43%) VBScript
20 89 (0.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1392 (6.40%) Degree
2 671 (3.09%) Security Cleared
3 511 (2.35%) ISEB
4 472 (2.17%) SC Cleared
5 413 (1.90%) PMI Certification
6 301 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 273 (1.26%) PMP
8 257 (1.18%) ISTQB
9 212 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
10 207 (0.95%) CISSP
11 205 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
12 198 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 179 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
14 139 (0.64%) CIMA
15 134 (0.62%) CCNP
16 122 (0.56%) ACCA
17 107 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 101 (0.46%) CISM
18 101 (0.46%) MCSE
19 90 (0.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 798 (3.67%) QA
2 329 (1.51%) SLA
3 176 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 141 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 105 (0.48%) ISO 9001
6 100 (0.46%) Solvency II
6 100 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 100 (0.46%) EMIR
7 96 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 91 (0.42%) Basel III
9 86 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
10 67 (0.31%) COBIT
11 46 (0.21%) FATCA
12 43 (0.20%) COREP
12 43 (0.20%) Basel II
13 38 (0.17%) MiFID
13 38 (0.17%) FINREP
14 31 (0.14%) P3O
15 25 (0.11%) CRD IV
16 23 (0.11%) AIFMD
System Software
1 689 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 295 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 157 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
4 118 (0.54%) XenApp
5 83 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 72 (0.33%) Hyper-V
7 66 (0.30%) VMware ESX
8 60 (0.28%) vSphere
9 58 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
10 48 (0.22%) XenDesktop
11 33 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
12 31 (0.14%) NFS
13 29 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 26 (0.12%) vCloud
15 25 (0.11%) RACF
16 22 (0.10%) ACF2
17 21 (0.097%) XenServer
18 17 (0.078%) SRDF
19 16 (0.074%) Terminal Services
20 15 (0.069%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 299 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
2 184 (0.85%) SCCM
3 123 (0.57%) Control-M
4 121 (0.56%) Tivoli
5 119 (0.55%) Puppet
6 84 (0.39%) NetBackup
7 79 (0.36%) Data Guard
8 74 (0.34%) SCOM
9 57 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
10 54 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 47 (0.22%) Nagios
12 43 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 35 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
14 32 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
15 29 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Management
16 26 (0.12%) OpenView
16 26 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
17 25 (0.11%) BladeLogic
18 24 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
19 23 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 3015 (13.86%) Oracle
2 2286 (10.51%) Microsoft
3 1434 (6.59%) SAP
4 631 (2.90%) IBM
5 540 (2.48%) HP
6 492 (2.26%) VMware
7 490 (2.25%) Citrix
8 449 (2.06%) Cisco
9 361 (1.66%) Business Objects
10 316 (1.45%) Cognos
11 285 (1.31%) Sybase
12 246 (1.13%) Red Hat
13 222 (1.02%) Informatica
14 185 (0.85%) Hyperion
15 163 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
16 156 (0.72%) CheckPoint
17 153 (0.70%) Remedy
18 152 (0.70%) Bloomberg
19 151 (0.69%) Sun
20 147 (0.68%) Juniper
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