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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 10916 11485 13343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.99% 21.74% 22.66%
As % of the General category 49.03% 51.25% 51.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7195 7348 8537
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 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 227 251
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.23 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.40 £46.80 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -9.09%

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
22265 22411 26110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.73% 42.43% 44.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13531 13915 15463
Average daily rate £435 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 599 757
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £25.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.58%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 9770 £425 -1.16% 3221
London 0 5477 £470 +4.44% 1702
City of London 0 1630 £475 +3.26% 813
South East -1 1371 £388 -6.06% 455
Scotland 0 760 £400 +6.66% 189
South West +1 704 £400 - 196
North West -1 562 £400 +7.31% 275
East of England -2 469 £413 +3.12% 176
Yorkshire -1 444 £396 +5.60% 192
Edinburgh 0 418 £410 +3.53% 127
Buckinghamshire +1 344 £369 +5.35% 50
West Yorkshire -1 325 £390 +4.00% 141
Berkshire 0 305 £400 - 121
West Midlands -1 303 £375 -3.53% 129
East Midlands 0 292 £425 +13.33% 71
Milton Keynes +1 267 £375 +7.14% 18
Bristol +1 257 £375 -5.30% 92
Manchester -1 251 £400 +11.04% 151
Glasgow -1 242 £388 +19.23% 43
Hampshire -1 236 £375 -21.05% 71
Wiltshire 0 213 £425 +6.25% 33
Surrey -5 197 £400 -1.23% 99
Hertfordshire 0 184 £391 -7.94% 57
Swindon 0 184 £425 +1.19% 18
Cheshire 0 171 £400 +6.66% 76
Leeds -2 141 £375 - 77
Wales -4 140 £400 +6.66% 46
Birmingham -1 132 £350 -11.50% 59
Northamptonshire 0 120 £450 +5.88% 25
South Wales -2 118 £385 +2.66% 43

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 5077 (23.44%) Banking
2 3583 (16.55%) SQL
3 3194 (14.75%) Project Management
4 3085 (14.25%) Oracle
5 2947 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
6 2525 (11.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 2325 (10.74%) Microsoft
8 2054 (9.48%) Windows
9 1896 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
10 1838 (8.49%) Java
11 1704 (7.87%) MS Excel
12 1679 (7.75%) SQL Server
13 1638 (7.56%) PRINCE2
14 1502 (6.94%) Migration
15 1478 (6.82%) .NET
16 1469 (6.78%) SAP
17 1444 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
18 1439 (6.64%) Retail
19 1408 (6.50%) Business Analysis
20 1403 (6.48%) UNIX
21 1369 (6.32%) Investment Banking
22 1331 (6.15%) Degree
23 1267 (5.85%) Linux
24 1249 (5.77%) C#
25 1152 (5.32%) MS Office
26 1150 (5.31%) ITIL
27 1108 (5.12%) Change Management
28 1076 (4.97%) Telecoms
29 994 (4.59%) HTML
30 969 (4.47%) JavaScript

Finance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 861 (3.98%) SharePoint
2 397 (1.83%) SAS
3 396 (1.83%) WebSphere
4 286 (1.32%) WebLogic
5 265 (1.22%) MS Exchange
6 243 (1.12%) CMS
7 209 (0.97%) Tomcat
8 193 (0.89%) IIS
9 183 (0.85%) Apache
10 169 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
11 137 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
12 111 (0.51%) Lync
12 111 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
13 107 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
14 99 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
15 82 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
16 81 (0.37%) IBM Notes
17 72 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 70 (0.32%) MQSeries
19 60 (0.28%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1704 (7.87%) MS Excel
2 1152 (5.32%) MS Office
3 748 (3.45%) MS Project
4 667 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 469 (2.17%) MS Visio
6 181 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
7 101 (0.47%) Photoshop
8 50 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
9 30 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 24 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
11 16 (0.074%) SPSS
12 14 (0.065%) InDesign
13 11 (0.051%) Adobe Captivate
13 11 (0.051%) Open Workbench
13 11 (0.051%) PowerPivot
14 10 (0.046%) RoboHelp
15 9 (0.042%) Fireworks
15 9 (0.042%) AutoCAD
16 6 (0.028%) Adobe After Effects
16 6 (0.028%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 461 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
2 439 (2.03%) Oracle EBS R12
3 336 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 284 (1.31%) Oracle Financials
5 273 (1.26%) Oracle General Ledger
6 262 (1.21%) Oracle Receivables
7 260 (1.20%) Oracle Payables
8 176 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
9 174 (0.80%) SAP FI
10 169 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
11 163 (0.75%) SAP CO
12 157 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
13 148 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
14 143 (0.66%) Oracle Assets
15 140 (0.65%) Agresso
16 106 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
17 104 (0.48%) Markit EDM
18 88 (0.41%) Cognos TM1
19 80 (0.37%) Oracle Internet Expenses
20 78 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 122 (0.56%) SaaS
2 70 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
4 41 (0.19%) Office 365
5 39 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 35 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
7 29 (0.13%) PaaS
8 25 (0.12%) IaaS
9 21 (0.097%) GitHub
10 16 (0.074%) Force.com
11 13 (0.060%) IBM SmartCloud
12 8 (0.037%) IBM Blueworks
12 8 (0.037%) Google Apps
13 6 (0.028%) SuccessFactors
14 5 (0.023%) Taleo
15 4 (0.018%) Amazon EMR
16 3 (0.014%) Google App Engine
17 2 (0.009%) Heroku
17 2 (0.009%) Responsys
18 1 (0.005%) CheetahMail
Communications & Networking
1 496 (2.29%) Firewall
2 323 (1.49%) Internet
3 269 (1.24%) WAN
4 260 (1.20%) SAN
5 248 (1.15%) LAN
5 248 (1.15%) TCP/IP
6 245 (1.13%) DNS
7 185 (0.85%) Intranet
8 177 (0.82%) VPN
9 158 (0.73%) HTTP
10 132 (0.61%) Network Security
11 101 (0.47%) SSL
12 92 (0.42%) DHCP
13 91 (0.42%) VoIP
14 86 (0.40%) Wireless
15 84 (0.39%) BGP
16 83 (0.38%) LDAP
16 83 (0.38%) Multicast
17 81 (0.37%) FTP
18 70 (0.32%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1679 (7.75%) SQL Server
2 918 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
3 626 (2.89%) Oracle Database
4 512 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 493 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 486 (2.24%) Relational Database
7 446 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
8 297 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
9 247 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 244 (1.13%) QlikView
11 236 (1.09%) RDBMS
12 225 (1.04%) DB2
13 223 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
14 200 (0.92%) MySQL
15 188 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
16 171 (0.79%) MS Access
17 168 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
18 167 (0.77%) Data Mining
19 166 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
20 147 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 292 (1.35%) JIRA
2 271 (1.25%) Subversion
3 256 (1.18%) Selenium
4 222 (1.03%) Visual Studio
5 206 (0.95%) Maven
6 205 (0.95%) Git (software)
7 191 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 165 (0.76%) JUnit
9 141 (0.65%) Eclipse
10 126 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
11 123 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
12 111 (0.51%) Jenkins
13 108 (0.50%) Cucumber
14 98 (0.45%) NUnit
15 94 (0.43%) Ant
16 90 (0.42%) TeamCity
17 76 (0.35%) WebDriver
18 67 (0.31%) LoadRunner
19 66 (0.30%) FitNesse
20 60 (0.28%) Toad
General
1 5077 (23.44%) Banking
2 1439 (6.64%) Retail
3 1369 (6.32%) Investment Banking
4 1076 (4.97%) Telecoms
5 898 (4.15%) Financial Institution
6 804 (3.71%) Marketing
7 777 (3.59%) Front Office
8 609 (2.81%) Manufacturing
9 576 (2.66%) Legal
10 492 (2.27%) Retail Banking
11 381 (1.76%) Back Office
12 290 (1.34%) Electronics
13 280 (1.29%) Advertising
14 246 (1.14%) General Ledger
15 240 (1.11%) Billing
16 166 (0.77%) Law
17 135 (0.62%) Publishing
18 104 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
19 87 (0.40%) French Language
20 82 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5669 (26.18%) Analyst
2 3747 (17.30%) Developer
3 2896 (13.37%) Project Manager
4 2659 (12.28%) Business Analyst
5 1591 (7.35%) Consultant
6 1234 (5.70%) Architect
7 660 (3.05%) Java Developer
8 475 (2.19%) Solutions Architect
9 471 (2.17%) Senior Analyst
9 471 (2.17%) Data Analyst
10 456 (2.11%) Support Analyst
11 444 (2.05%) Programme Manager
12 434 (2.00%) Test Analyst
13 432 (1.99%) Administrator
14 385 (1.78%) .NET Developer
15 367 (1.69%) Senior Manager
16 332 (1.53%) C# Developer
17 317 (1.46%) PMO Analyst
18 296 (1.37%) Senior Developer
19 287 (1.33%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1478 (6.82%) .NET
2 994 (4.59%) HTML
3 801 (3.70%) XML
4 721 (3.33%) Web Services
5 697 (3.22%) CSS
6 561 (2.59%) ASP.NET
7 477 (2.20%) Spring
8 470 (2.17%) jQuery
9 418 (1.93%) J2EE
10 417 (1.93%) HTML5
11 405 (1.87%) Middleware
12 297 (1.37%) WCF
13 273 (1.26%) Hibernate
14 231 (1.07%) CSS3
15 222 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
16 219 (1.01%) .NET Framework
17 218 (1.01%) SOAP
18 210 (0.97%) Ajax
19 206 (0.95%) WPF
20 203 (0.94%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1896 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 643 (2.97%) Management Information System
3 458 (2.11%) Derivative
4 388 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 365 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 365 (1.69%) User Experience
6 359 (1.66%) Fixed Income
7 337 (1.56%) Hedge funds
8 307 (1.42%) Credit Risk
9 284 (1.31%) DTV
9 284 (1.31%) Mainframe
10 226 (1.04%) Blackberry
11 219 (1.01%) Open Source
12 218 (1.01%) Equities
13 215 (0.99%) Mobile App
14 194 (0.90%) PMI
15 190 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
16 185 (0.85%) Clustering
17 178 (0.82%) Mathematics
18 176 (0.81%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2054 (9.48%) Windows
2 1403 (6.48%) UNIX
3 1267 (5.85%) Linux
4 532 (2.46%) Windows 7
5 378 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 339 (1.57%) Solaris
7 256 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 220 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 188 (0.87%) Windows XP
10 165 (0.76%) Apple iOS
11 144 (0.66%) Android
12 138 (0.64%) AIX
12 138 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
13 63 (0.29%) zOS
14 48 (0.22%) Windows 8
15 41 (0.19%) Windows 2000
16 39 (0.18%) Mac OS X
17 38 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
18 35 (0.16%) HPUX
19 28 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3194 (14.75%) Project Management
2 2947 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
3 2525 (11.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 1638 (7.56%) PRINCE2
5 1502 (6.94%) Migration
6 1444 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 1408 (6.50%) Business Analysis
8 1150 (5.31%) ITIL
9 1108 (5.12%) Change Management
10 959 (4.43%) Risk Management
11 949 (4.38%) User Acceptance Testing
12 820 (3.79%) Scrum
13 786 (3.63%) Programme Management
14 693 (3.20%) TDD
15 691 (3.19%) Data Modelling
16 670 (3.09%) CRM
17 641 (2.96%) ETL
17 641 (2.96%) Asset Management
18 640 (2.96%) Analytics
19 639 (2.95%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3583 (16.55%) SQL
2 1838 (8.49%) Java
3 1249 (5.77%) C#
4 969 (4.47%) JavaScript
5 535 (2.47%) PL/SQL
6 469 (2.17%) VBA
7 428 (1.98%) C++
8 424 (1.96%) T-SQL
9 369 (1.70%) Python
10 365 (1.69%) Perl
11 299 (1.38%) C
12 277 (1.28%) Shell Script
13 251 (1.16%) PowerShell
14 201 (0.93%) VB
15 175 (0.81%) Ruby
16 160 (0.74%) Bash Shell
17 143 (0.66%) VB.NET
18 141 (0.65%) PHP
19 106 (0.49%) Scala
20 94 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1331 (6.15%) Degree
2 678 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 490 (2.26%) ISEB
4 460 (2.12%) SC Cleared
5 366 (1.69%) PMI Certification
6 271 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 254 (1.17%) PMP
8 224 (1.03%) CISSP
8 224 (1.03%) ISTQB
9 207 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
10 205 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 189 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
12 186 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
13 147 (0.68%) CIMA
14 139 (0.64%) ACCA
15 119 (0.55%) CCNP
16 101 (0.47%) MCSE
17 100 (0.46%) CISM
18 89 (0.41%) CISA
19 88 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 766 (3.54%) QA
2 291 (1.34%) SLA
3 171 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 148 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 117 (0.54%) PCI DSS
6 112 (0.52%) Solvency II
7 107 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 100 (0.46%) ISO 9001
9 82 (0.38%) Basel III
9 82 (0.38%) EMIR
10 67 (0.31%) COBIT
11 65 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
12 38 (0.18%) FATCA
12 38 (0.18%) Basel II
13 34 (0.16%) COREP
14 30 (0.14%) FINREP
15 28 (0.13%) P3O
16 27 (0.12%) MiFID
17 20 (0.092%) GAAP
18 18 (0.083%) AIFMD
System Software
1 765 (3.53%) Active Directory
2 330 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 160 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
4 117 (0.54%) XenApp
5 72 (0.33%) Hyper-V
5 72 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 71 (0.33%) vSphere
7 68 (0.31%) VMware ESX
8 54 (0.25%) XenDesktop
9 51 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
10 35 (0.16%) NFS
11 34 (0.16%) ACF2
12 31 (0.14%) RACF
13 28 (0.13%) ProxySG
13 28 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 25 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
15 24 (0.11%) vCloud
16 19 (0.088%) ISA Server
16 19 (0.088%) Terminal Services
17 16 (0.074%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 321 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
2 207 (0.96%) SCCM
3 139 (0.64%) Control-M
4 124 (0.57%) Puppet
5 91 (0.42%) Tivoli
6 86 (0.40%) NetBackup
7 84 (0.39%) SCOM
8 75 (0.35%) Data Guard
9 64 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
10 59 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 45 (0.21%) Nagios
12 42 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
13 41 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Management
14 35 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
15 29 (0.13%) OpenView
16 28 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
17 25 (0.12%) Backup Exec
18 23 (0.11%) BladeLogic
18 23 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
19 21 (0.097%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 3085 (14.25%) Oracle
2 2325 (10.74%) Microsoft
3 1469 (6.78%) SAP
4 616 (2.84%) IBM
5 551 (2.54%) VMware
6 542 (2.50%) Citrix
7 534 (2.47%) HP
8 485 (2.24%) Cisco
9 352 (1.63%) Business Objects
10 319 (1.47%) Sybase
11 289 (1.33%) Cognos
12 251 (1.16%) Informatica
13 250 (1.15%) Red Hat
14 200 (0.92%) CheckPoint
15 182 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
16 180 (0.83%) Remedy
17 177 (0.82%) Hyperion
18 160 (0.74%) Juniper
19 158 (0.73%) Sun
20 139 (0.64%) EMC
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