The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 4 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -3 0  
Contract jobs citing Finance 166 239 258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 22.74% 31.78% 31.23%
As % of the General category 67.21% 65.48% 73.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 101 94
Median daily rate £400 £410 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +26.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £295 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -57.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.75 £17.75
% change year-on-year +37.93% +22.53%  

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 247 365 353
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 33.84% 48.54% 42.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 149 146
Median daily rate £411 £418 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.55% +17.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Median hourly rate £10.67 £12.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.12% -57.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.13 £10.33 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.15 £14.40 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in Milton Keynes

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in Milton Keynes

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Milton Keynes

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 26 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Finance.

1 78 (26.80%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (22.34%) Banking
3 59 (20.27%) Security Cleared
4 57 (19.59%) Project Management
5 53 (18.21%) SC Cleared
6 52 (17.87%) ITIL
7 49 (16.84%) Scrum
8 46 (15.81%) Oracle
9 45 (15.46%) PRINCE2
9 45 (15.46%) Microsoft
10 35 (12.03%) Java
11 32 (11.00%) Windows
12 30 (10.31%) MS Excel
13 28 (9.62%) SQL
13 28 (9.62%) Retail
14 27 (9.28%) DV Cleared
14 27 (9.28%) MS Office
15 26 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
16 25 (8.59%) Change Management
17 23 (7.90%) Unix
17 23 (7.90%) PMO
18 22 (7.56%) Service Management
18 22 (7.56%) User Acceptance Testing
19 21 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
20 20 (6.87%) SLA
20 20 (6.87%) SAP
20 20 (6.87%) Linux
20 20 (6.87%) Stakeholder Management
21 19 (6.53%) MS Project
21 19 (6.53%) Incident Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 (4.12%) SharePoint
1 12 (4.12%) WebSphere
2 7 (2.41%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (2.06%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.06%) SAS
4 4 (1.37%) CMS
4 4 (1.37%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (1.03%) Apache Pig
5 3 (1.03%) Confluence
5 3 (1.03%) IIS
5 3 (1.03%) LiveCycle
6 2 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.34%) Apache
7 1 (0.34%) CICS
7 1 (0.34%) Liferay
7 1 (0.34%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
Applications
1 30 (10.31%) MS Excel
2 27 (9.28%) MS Office
3 19 (6.53%) MS Project
4 12 (4.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (3.09%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.34%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (3.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (2.06%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (2.06%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (2.06%) Staffware
3 4 (1.37%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (1.03%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.34%) StreamServe
6 1 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (1.37%) IaaS
1 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.37%) PaaS
1 4 (1.37%) SaaS
2 3 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.03%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.50%) Internet
2 12 (4.12%) Firewall
3 8 (2.75%) WAN
4 6 (2.06%) LDAP
5 5 (1.72%) ADSL
5 5 (1.72%) DNS
5 5 (1.72%) Ethernet
5 5 (1.72%) MPLS
5 5 (1.72%) SSL
5 5 (1.72%) VoIP
5 5 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (1.37%) Intranet
6 4 (1.37%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.03%) ATM
7 3 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.03%) HTTP
7 3 (1.03%) LAN
7 3 (1.03%) VPN
7 3 (1.03%) Wireless
8 2 (0.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.12%) Big Data
2 10 (3.44%) DB2
3 9 (3.09%) Hadoop
4 8 (2.75%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (2.06%) Apache Hive
5 6 (2.06%) Impala
5 6 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (2.06%) SQL Server
6 5 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.72%) Essbase
6 5 (1.72%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.37%) HBase
8 3 (1.03%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.03%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.03%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 18 (6.19%) JIRA
2 10 (3.44%) Git (software)
2 10 (3.44%) Selenium
3 6 (2.06%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.06%) MSI
4 5 (1.72%) Introscope
4 5 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (1.72%) WebDriver
5 4 (1.37%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.37%) HP UFT
5 4 (1.37%) SonarQube
5 4 (1.37%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.03%) Android Studio
6 3 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.69%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.34%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.34%) Calabash
8 1 (0.34%) Grunt
8 1 (0.34%) gulp
General
1 65 (22.34%) Banking
2 28 (9.62%) Retail
3 15 (5.15%) Automotive
3 15 (5.15%) Spanish Language
4 14 (4.81%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.44%) Electronics
5 10 (3.44%) Manufacturing
6 9 (3.09%) Marketing
7 6 (2.06%) German Language
8 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.34%) Games
8 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Law
8 1 (0.34%) Legal
8 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (24.40%) Analyst
2 49 (16.84%) Developer
3 29 (9.97%) Project Manager
4 18 (6.19%) Architect
5 17 (5.84%) Financial Analyst
6 16 (5.50%) Business Analyst
7 14 (4.81%) Test Analyst
8 13 (4.47%) Designer
9 11 (3.78%) SC Cleared Project Manager
10 10 (3.44%) Administrator
10 10 (3.44%) JavaScript Developer
11 9 (3.09%) Consultant
11 9 (3.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 9 (3.09%) Service Analyst
12 8 (2.75%) Service Architect
12 8 (2.75%) Test Manager
13 7 (2.41%) Data Analyst
13 7 (2.41%) Digital Analyst
13 7 (2.41%) Java Developer
13 7 (2.41%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.50%) HTML
2 14 (4.81%) CSS
2 14 (4.81%) HTML5
3 12 (4.12%) Sass
4 11 (3.78%) CSS3
5 10 (3.44%) .NET
6 9 (3.09%) LESS
6 9 (3.09%) SOAP
7 7 (2.41%) AngularJS
7 7 (2.41%) ASP.NET
7 7 (2.41%) Redux
7 7 (2.41%) XML
8 6 (2.06%) Node.js
8 6 (2.06%) React
9 5 (1.72%) Android SDK
10 4 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (1.37%) Entity Framework
10 4 (1.37%) Fluent NHibernate
10 4 (1.37%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.84%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.81%) Mobile App
4 13 (4.47%) User Experience
5 11 (3.78%) Mobile Banking
6 9 (3.09%) e-Health
6 9 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.41%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.41%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.41%) Online Banking
8 5 (1.72%) IVR
8 5 (1.72%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.72%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.37%) Clustering
9 4 (1.37%) iPad
10 3 (1.03%) iPhone
11 2 (0.69%) CMDB
12 1 (0.34%) CCTV
12 1 (0.34%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.34%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 32 (11.00%) Windows
2 23 (7.90%) Unix
3 20 (6.87%) Linux
4 10 (3.44%) Android
5 7 (2.41%) Windows Vista
6 6 (2.06%) zOS
7 5 (1.72%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.03%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.03%) Windows NT
8 3 (1.03%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.69%) AIX
9 2 (0.69%) MVS
9 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.34%) Solaris
10 1 (0.34%) VMS
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (26.80%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (19.59%) Project Management
3 52 (17.87%) ITIL
4 49 (16.84%) Scrum
5 45 (15.46%) PRINCE2
6 25 (8.59%) Change Management
7 22 (7.56%) Service Management
7 22 (7.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 21 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (6.87%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (6.53%) Incident Management
11 18 (6.19%) Business Analysis
12 17 (5.84%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (5.84%) Programme Management
13 16 (5.50%) TDD
14 15 (5.15%) Service Delivery
15 14 (4.81%) Service Design
16 12 (4.12%) Information Security
17 11 (3.78%) Logistics
17 11 (3.78%) OO
Programming Languages
1 35 (12.03%) Java
2 28 (9.62%) SQL
3 16 (5.50%) JavaScript
4 12 (4.12%) PL/SQL
5 11 (3.78%) Python
6 7 (2.41%) C#
7 5 (1.72%) VB
8 4 (1.37%) Scala
8 4 (1.37%) TypeScript
9 3 (1.03%) C++
9 3 (1.03%) JCL
9 3 (1.03%) Perl
9 3 (1.03%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.03%) VBA
10 2 (0.69%) ABAP
10 2 (0.69%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.69%) Jython
10 2 (0.69%) Korn
10 2 (0.69%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 59 (20.27%) Security Cleared
2 53 (18.21%) SC Cleared
3 27 (9.28%) DV Cleared
4 15 (5.15%) ISEB
5 14 (4.81%) Degree
6 11 (3.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (3.09%) ISTQB
7 9 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (2.75%) APMP
9 5 (1.72%) APMG
9 5 (1.72%) CCNA
9 5 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.03%) ACCA
10 3 (1.03%) CIMA
10 3 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.69%) CISA
11 2 (0.69%) MBA
11 2 (0.69%) PMP
11 2 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.90%) PMO
2 20 (6.87%) SLA
3 14 (4.81%) QA
4 4 (1.37%) SDET
5 3 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.69%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.34%) EFQM
7 1 (0.34%) ISO19770
7 1 (0.34%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.03%) Apache Flume
2 3 (1.03%) HDFS
3 2 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.34%) Docker
4 1 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (3.09%) CA Wily
2 6 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.06%) SCCM
2 6 (2.06%) SCOM
3 5 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.37%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (1.03%) Hadoop YARN
5 3 (1.03%) Nexpose
6 2 (0.69%) Control-M
6 2 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.69%) Oozie
6 2 (0.69%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.34%) Ansible
7 1 (0.34%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.34%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.34%) Nessus
Vendors
1 46 (15.81%) Oracle
2 45 (15.46%) Microsoft
3 20 (6.87%) SAP
4 11 (3.78%) Avaya
4 11 (3.78%) Remedy
5 10 (3.44%) CA
6 8 (2.75%) Cisco
6 8 (2.75%) F5
7 7 (2.41%) Genesys
7 7 (2.41%) HP
7 7 (2.41%) VMware
8 6 (2.06%) ILOG
8 6 (2.06%) MicroStrategy
8 6 (2.06%) Nimsoft
9 5 (1.72%) Hyperion
9 5 (1.72%) IBM
9 5 (1.72%) Intel Security
9 5 (1.72%) NetQoS
9 5 (1.72%) Symantec
10 4 (1.37%) Adobe
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