The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 9 10
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1  
Contract jobs citing Finance 59 65 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 17.66% 14.32% 13.56%
As % of the General category 53.64% 55.56% 58.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 46 41
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +2.99% +0.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £20.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +44.57% +18.57%  

Finance is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 110 117 110
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 32.93% 25.77% 23.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 74 56
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £280 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 18
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +0.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £31.85 £37.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.20 £44.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -10.56% +25.00%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire citing Finance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Gloucestershire

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in Gloucestershire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in Gloucestershire

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Gloucestershire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in Gloucestershire

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in Gloucestershire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Gloucestershire

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester 0 20 £475 +50.79% 5
Cheltenham +3 5 £400 +5.26% 5
Cirencester 0 4 £320 -8.57%
Finance
South West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Finance.

1 48 (33.10%) Business Intelligence
2 41 (28.28%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (26.21%) Banking
4 34 (23.45%) Scrum
5 33 (22.76%) PRINCE2
5 33 (22.76%) Marketing
6 32 (22.07%) Telecoms
7 31 (21.38%) Electronics
7 31 (21.38%) Manufacturing
7 31 (21.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 31 (21.38%) Programme Management
7 31 (21.38%) SAP
7 31 (21.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 31 (21.38%) Digital Marketing
8 29 (20.00%) SQL
8 29 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 23 (15.86%) Business Analysis
10 22 (15.17%) User Acceptance Testing
10 22 (15.17%) Java
11 21 (14.48%) ISEB
11 21 (14.48%) Retail
12 20 (13.79%) Project Management
12 20 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
13 19 (13.10%) Change Control
13 19 (13.10%) Risk Management
13 19 (13.10%) Retail Banking
14 18 (12.41%) Migration
14 18 (12.41%) C
14 18 (12.41%) Defect Management
15 17 (11.72%) DV Cleared

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (8.28%) Mule
1 12 (8.28%) Mule ESB
2 4 (2.76%) Confluence
3 3 (2.07%) SAS
4 2 (1.38%) Apache
4 2 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.38%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.69%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.69%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.69%) CMS
5 1 (0.69%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (4.83%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.76%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.07%) MS Office
3 3 (2.07%) MS Project
4 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (21.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.90%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (6.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 7 (4.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.07%) Office 365
5 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.45%) LAN
1 5 (3.45%) WAN
2 4 (2.76%) Firewall
2 4 (2.76%) VPN
3 3 (2.07%) DNS
3 3 (2.07%) Wireless
4 2 (1.38%) ATM
4 2 (1.38%) WLAN
5 1 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.69%) SSH
5 1 (0.69%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.69%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.69%) VLAN
5 1 (0.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.72%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (6.21%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.76%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (2.07%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.38%) Apache Accumulo
5 2 (1.38%) Big Data
5 2 (1.38%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (1.38%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.69%) MS Access
6 1 (0.69%) MySQL
6 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.69%) OrientDB
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.14%) JIRA
1 6 (4.14%) Subversion
2 5 (3.45%) Maven
3 4 (2.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (2.76%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.07%) ERwin
4 3 (2.07%) JUnit
4 3 (2.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.38%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.38%) Selenium
6 1 (0.69%) Ant
6 1 (0.69%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.69%) EasyMock
6 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.69%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.69%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.69%) Zephyr
General
1 38 (26.21%) Banking
2 33 (22.76%) Marketing
3 32 (22.07%) Telecoms
4 31 (21.38%) Electronics
4 31 (21.38%) Manufacturing
5 21 (14.48%) Retail
6 19 (13.10%) Retail Banking
7 8 (5.52%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.69%) Games
8 1 (0.69%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.69%) Law
8 1 (0.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (28.28%) Analyst
2 30 (20.69%) Developer
3 25 (17.24%) Business Analyst
4 17 (11.72%) Project Officer
5 16 (11.03%) Java Developer
6 14 (9.66%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 13 (8.97%) Test Manager
8 11 (7.59%) Project Support Officer
8 11 (7.59%) Support Officer
8 11 (7.59%) Test Analyst
9 10 (6.90%) Full Stack Developer
10 8 (5.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 7 (4.83%) Architect
12 5 (3.45%) .NET Developer
12 5 (3.45%) Banking Analyst
12 5 (3.45%) Programme Manager
12 5 (3.45%) Programme Test Manager
12 5 (3.45%) Test Programme Manager
12 5 (3.45%) Tester
13 4 (2.76%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.34%) XML
2 14 (9.66%) Spring
3 13 (8.97%) AngularJS
3 13 (8.97%) Apache Camel
3 13 (8.97%) Hibernate
3 13 (8.97%) JPA
3 13 (8.97%) JSON
4 12 (8.28%) Spring Integration
4 12 (8.28%) Spring MVC
5 11 (7.59%) KnockoutJS
6 8 (5.52%) Backbone.js
6 8 (5.52%) Ember.js
7 7 (4.83%) .NET
7 7 (4.83%) Web Services
8 6 (4.14%) ASP.NET
8 6 (4.14%) CSS
8 6 (4.14%) HTML
8 6 (4.14%) SOAP
9 5 (3.45%) HTML5
9 5 (3.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.14%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (1.38%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.38%) User Experience
3 2 (1.38%) Wiki
4 1 (0.69%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.69%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (0.69%) Fintech
4 1 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.83%) Unix
2 5 (3.45%) Linux
3 2 (1.38%) CentOS
3 2 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.38%) Windows
4 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (33.10%) Business Intelligence
2 41 (28.28%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (23.45%) Scrum
4 33 (22.76%) PRINCE2
5 31 (21.38%) Digital Marketing
5 31 (21.38%) Programme Management
5 31 (21.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (15.86%) Business Analysis
7 22 (15.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 20 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
8 20 (13.79%) Project Management
9 19 (13.10%) Change Control
9 19 (13.10%) Risk Management
10 18 (12.41%) Defect Management
10 18 (12.41%) Migration
11 17 (11.72%) Document Management
11 17 (11.72%) Information Assurance
11 17 (11.72%) Requirements Management
12 16 (11.03%) MVC
13 15 (10.34%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 29 (20.00%) SQL
2 22 (15.17%) Java
3 18 (12.41%) C
4 10 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 8 (5.52%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.45%) C#
6 5 (3.45%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.38%) C++
7 2 (1.38%) Perl
7 2 (1.38%) Ruby
7 2 (1.38%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.69%) PHP
8 1 (0.69%) Python
8 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.69%) VB
8 1 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (14.48%) ISEB
3 17 (11.72%) DV Cleared
3 17 (11.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 14 (9.66%) APMG
5 7 (4.83%) Degree
5 7 (4.83%) ISTQB
6 6 (4.14%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.07%) HNC
7 3 (2.07%) HND
8 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.69%) CCNA
8 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.83%) Basel II
1 7 (4.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (2.76%) QA
3 3 (2.07%) ISO 9000
3 3 (2.07%) PMO
4 1 (0.69%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.69%) FortiGate
1 1 (0.69%) Kibana
Vendors
1 31 (21.38%) SAP
2 10 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.21%) Oracle
4 4 (2.76%) Cisco
4 4 (2.76%) IBM
4 4 (2.76%) Unisys
5 3 (2.07%) IBM Sterling
5 3 (2.07%) Teradata
6 2 (1.38%) HP
6 2 (1.38%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.69%) Apple
7 1 (0.69%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.69%) Citrix
7 1 (0.69%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.69%) Juniper
7 1 (0.69%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.69%) Nortel
7 1 (0.69%) Siemens
7 1 (0.69%) VMware