Period
to 20 August 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 20 August 2018 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 East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 373 541 475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 19.39% 24.45% 24.96%
As % of the General category 53.13% 55.89% 52.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 195 248
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.33% +12.67%
10th Percentile £250 £228 £293
90th Percentile £575 £525 £525
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 10
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £18.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.94% +50.00% -63.08%
10th Percentile £13.10 £12.21 £10.23
90th Percentile £37.80 £31.00 £15.00
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +13.89% +5.88% -24.99%

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

All General Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 702 968 897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 36.49% 43.74% 47.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 310 387
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £388 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.10% -6.06% +10.00%
10th Percentile £250 £215 £247
90th Percentile £569 £525 £518
South East median daily rate £433 £420 £410
% change year-on-year +2.98% +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 24 24
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.66 £23.43 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.90% +91.29% -69.38%
10th Percentile £12.70 £9.00 £10.23
90th Percentile £50.80 £77.50 £61.38
South East median hourly rate £30.50 £20.00 £22.35
% change year-on-year +52.50% -10.51% +11.75%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Buckinghamshire

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in Buckinghamshire

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in Buckinghamshire

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Buckinghamshire

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in Buckinghamshire

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 20 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -3 289 £408 +1.88% 30
High Wycombe -2 20 £433 +19.31% 11
Aylesbury +13 9 £525 +40.00%
Beaconsfield - 2 £425 -
Buckingham - 1 - -
Chesham - 1 - -
Marlow - 1 - -
Finance
South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Finance.

1 98 (26.27%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (19.84%) Microsoft
3 67 (17.96%) Project Management
4 61 (16.35%) Banking
5 55 (14.75%) Security Cleared
6 54 (14.48%) Oracle
7 49 (13.14%) ITIL
8 47 (12.60%) PRINCE2
9 46 (12.33%) SC Cleared
10 43 (11.53%) Linux
11 42 (11.26%) SQL
12 37 (9.92%) Java
12 37 (9.92%) TDD
12 37 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
13 36 (9.65%) Microsoft Excel
14 35 (9.38%) Service Management
15 34 (9.12%) Microsoft Office
16 33 (8.85%) JavaScript
16 33 (8.85%) Git (software)
16 33 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
17 32 (8.58%) Unix
18 30 (8.04%) Degree
19 29 (7.77%) DB2
19 29 (7.77%) Jenkins
20 28 (7.51%) Microsoft Project
20 28 (7.51%) JIRA
21 27 (7.24%) Python
21 27 (7.24%) Financial Institution
22 26 (6.97%) Change Management
22 26 (6.97%) Stakeholder Management

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 18 (4.83%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.56%) Confluence
2 17 (4.56%) WebSphere
3 14 (3.75%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (1.88%) IIS
5 6 (1.61%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.34%) Apache
6 5 (1.34%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.54%) CMS
7 2 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.54%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.54%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.54%) SAS
8 1 (0.27%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.27%) CICS
8 1 (0.27%) Drupal
8 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.27%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (9.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (9.12%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (7.51%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (4.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (2.68%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.27%) Revit
Business Applications
1 7 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.61%) Temenos T24
3 5 (1.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.80%) Primavera
5 2 (0.54%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.54%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.54%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.54%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.27%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.27%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.27%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.43%) OpenShift
2 22 (5.90%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (5.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (3.49%) PaaS
5 10 (2.68%) GitHub
6 7 (1.88%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (1.61%) SaaS
8 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.54%) npm
9 1 (0.27%) IaaS
9 1 (0.27%) MailChimp
9 1 (0.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.14%) SAN
2 4 (1.07%) Firewall
3 3 (0.80%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (0.80%) Internet
4 2 (0.54%) ATM
4 2 (0.54%) BGP
4 2 (0.54%) DNS
4 2 (0.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (0.54%) LAN
4 2 (0.54%) Network Security
4 2 (0.54%) NX-OS
4 2 (0.54%) OSPF
4 2 (0.54%) SSL
4 2 (0.54%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.54%) VLAN
4 2 (0.54%) VPN
5 1 (0.27%) DHCP
5 1 (0.27%) FTP
5 1 (0.27%) HTTP
5 1 (0.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.77%) DB2
2 19 (5.09%) SQL Server
3 17 (4.56%) MongoDB
4 15 (4.02%) MySQL
5 14 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (2.95%) DB2 UDB
7 10 (2.68%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (2.14%) Big Data
8 8 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.61%) Redis
10 5 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (1.34%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.34%) NuoDB
11 4 (1.07%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.07%) SAP BW
11 4 (1.07%) SAP HANA
12 3 (0.80%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 3 (0.80%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 3 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (8.85%) Git (software)
2 29 (7.77%) Jenkins
3 28 (7.51%) JIRA
4 13 (3.49%) GitLab
5 5 (1.34%) Maven
5 5 (1.34%) Moq
5 5 (1.34%) MSTest
5 5 (1.34%) SonarQube
6 4 (1.07%) Calabash
6 4 (1.07%) Karma Test Runner
6 4 (1.07%) Mocha
6 4 (1.07%) Protractor
6 4 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.80%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.80%) Grunt
7 3 (0.80%) gulp
7 3 (0.80%) Selenium
7 3 (0.80%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.80%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 61 (16.35%) Banking
2 27 (7.24%) Financial Institution
3 18 (4.83%) Retail
4 13 (3.49%) Spanish Language
5 9 (2.41%) Automotive
6 8 (2.14%) Marketing
7 7 (1.88%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (1.88%) Retail Banking
8 6 (1.61%) Legal
9 5 (1.34%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.07%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.80%) Back Office
11 3 (0.80%) German Language
12 2 (0.54%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.54%) French Language
13 1 (0.27%) Billing
13 1 (0.27%) Electronics
13 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 74 (19.84%) Developer
2 67 (17.96%) Analyst
3 40 (10.72%) Project Manager
4 21 (5.63%) Architect
5 17 (4.56%) Business Analyst
5 17 (4.56%) Project Officer
5 17 (4.56%) Service Manager
6 16 (4.29%) Designer
7 15 (4.02%) Administrator
8 12 (3.22%) Java Developer
8 12 (3.22%) Service Analyst
9 11 (2.95%) Consultant
9 11 (2.95%) DBA
9 11 (2.95%) Delivery Manager
9 11 (2.95%) Support Analyst
10 10 (2.68%) IT Manager
10 10 (2.68%) Services Delivery Manager
11 9 (2.41%) .NET Developer
11 9 (2.41%) Financial Analyst
11 9 (2.41%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.63%) .NET
2 17 (4.56%) CSS
2 17 (4.56%) HTML
3 16 (4.29%) AngularJS
4 15 (4.02%) REST
5 13 (3.49%) CSS3
6 12 (3.22%) Node.js
6 12 (3.22%) SOAP
7 11 (2.95%) ASP.NET
7 11 (2.95%) RESTful
7 11 (2.95%) Spring
7 11 (2.95%) Web Services
7 11 (2.95%) XML
7 11 (2.95%) YAML
8 10 (2.68%) LDAP
8 10 (2.68%) React
9 9 (2.41%) HTML5
9 9 (2.41%) jQuery
10 8 (2.14%) Ajax
10 8 (2.14%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.09%) User Experience
3 17 (4.56%) Mainframe
4 12 (3.22%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (2.41%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.34%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.34%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.34%) Fintech
8 5 (1.34%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.07%) Clustering
9 4 (1.07%) IBM Mainframe
9 4 (1.07%) PKI
10 3 (0.80%) CCTV
10 3 (0.80%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.80%) iPad
11 2 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.54%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.54%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 43 (11.53%) Linux
2 32 (8.58%) Unix
3 25 (6.70%) Windows
4 15 (4.02%) Solaris
5 6 (1.61%) Android
5 6 (1.61%) zOS
6 4 (1.07%) AIX
6 4 (1.07%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.07%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.54%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (26.27%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (17.96%) Project Management
3 49 (13.14%) ITIL
4 47 (12.60%) PRINCE2
5 37 (9.92%) TDD
6 35 (9.38%) Service Management
7 33 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (6.97%) Change Management
8 26 (6.97%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (5.90%) Continuous Improvement
9 22 (5.90%) DevOps
9 22 (5.90%) Test Automation
10 21 (5.63%) Business Analysis
10 21 (5.63%) Waterfall
11 20 (5.36%) CRM
11 20 (5.36%) Service Delivery
12 19 (5.09%) Scrum
13 17 (4.56%) Migration
14 16 (4.29%) Process Improvement
14 16 (4.29%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 42 (11.26%) SQL
2 37 (9.92%) Java
3 33 (8.85%) JavaScript
4 27 (7.24%) Python
5 23 (6.17%) Ruby
6 18 (4.83%) C#
7 17 (4.56%) Bash Shell
8 8 (2.14%) Korn
9 7 (1.88%) Go
9 7 (1.88%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.61%) COBOL
11 4 (1.07%) JCL
11 4 (1.07%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.80%) Scala
12 3 (0.80%) VB
13 2 (0.54%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.54%) C
13 2 (0.54%) C++
13 2 (0.54%) Groovy
13 2 (0.54%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 55 (14.75%) Security Cleared
2 46 (12.33%) SC Cleared
3 30 (8.04%) Degree
4 25 (6.70%) DV Cleared
5 13 (3.49%) APMP
6 12 (3.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (2.41%) ISEB
8 6 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.34%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (1.07%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.80%) CISSP
12 2 (0.54%) CIPD
12 2 (0.54%) HNC
12 2 (0.54%) HND
12 2 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.54%) PMP
12 2 (0.54%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.70%) PMO
1 25 (6.70%) SLA
2 14 (3.75%) QA
3 8 (2.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.07%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.80%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.54%) GDPR
7 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 17 (4.56%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.41%) Docker
3 4 (1.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.54%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.27%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.27%) GPFS
5 1 (0.27%) HDFS
5 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.27%) vSphere
5 1 (0.27%) XenApp
5 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (5.09%) Ansible
2 9 (2.41%) SCCM
3 5 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.54%) Control-M
5 2 (0.54%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.54%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.54%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.27%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.27%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.27%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.27%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.27%) Kibana
6 1 (0.27%) SCOM
6 1 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.27%) Terraform
6 1 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 74 (19.84%) Microsoft
2 54 (14.48%) Oracle
3 15 (4.02%) IBM
3 15 (4.02%) SAP
4 11 (2.95%) Remedy
4 11 (2.95%) VMware
5 8 (2.14%) Google
5 8 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.61%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.34%) Cisco
7 5 (1.34%) HP
7 5 (1.34%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.07%) Apple
9 3 (0.80%) CheckPoint
9 3 (0.80%) Cloudera
9 3 (0.80%) F5
9 3 (0.80%) hybris
9 3 (0.80%) NetApp
9 3 (0.80%) Pega
9 3 (0.80%) Perforce