Period
to 19 November 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 19 November 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
England > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 2,460 2,655 2,453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.88% 16.00% 14.76%
As % of the General category 48.06% 45.38% 44.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,650 1,687 1,587
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.38%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £262
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 46 43
South East median hourly rate £24.50 £20.75 £23.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.07% -12.37% +3.72%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.21 £11.80
90th Percentile £61.72 £44.00 £49.46
England median hourly rate £23.65 £22.17 £22.84
% change year-on-year +6.66% -2.90% +3.80%

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 the South East with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 5,119 5,850 5,490
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.96% 35.26% 33.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,928 3,199 3,111
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 196 238
South East median hourly rate £32.82 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.10% -20.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.18 £11.25 £11.68
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £46.83
England median hourly rate £24.06 £25.12 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.24% +0.48% +0.60%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in the South East

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in the South East

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the South East over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in the South East

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in the South East

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the South East over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in the South East

Finance
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
Thames Valley -2 892 £449 +5.71% 217
Surrey -2 774 £500 +5.26% 140
Berkshire 0 459 £425 -5.56% 91
Hampshire -5 343 £425 +6.25% 96
Buckinghamshire 0 334 £425 +8.97% 91
West Sussex +12 168 £413 +3.13% 32
East Sussex -1 140 £425 - 22
Kent 0 101 £475 -5.00% 44
Oxfordshire -3 99 £475 - 35
Sussex 0 7 £500 +11.11%
Middlesex -7 7 £400 -5.88% 4
Home Counties - 2 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 £450 -
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 South East region with a requirement for Finance.

1 690 (28.05%) Agile Software Development
2 402 (16.34%) Microsoft
3 394 (16.02%) Project Management
4 321 (13.05%) SQL
5 290 (11.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 288 (11.71%) Oracle
7 238 (9.67%) Windows
8 235 (9.55%) SAP
9 229 (9.31%) Scrum
10 221 (8.98%) Degree
11 208 (8.46%) Java
12 201 (8.17%) Migration
13 196 (7.97%) Microsoft Excel
14 184 (7.48%) .NET
15 183 (7.44%) C#
15 183 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
16 179 (7.28%) Active Directory
17 175 (7.11%) Problem-Solving
18 171 (6.95%) JavaScript
19 168 (6.83%) Microsoft Office
20 167 (6.79%) SQL Server
20 167 (6.79%) PRINCE2
21 152 (6.18%) Telecoms
22 150 (6.10%) Microsoft Azure
23 147 (5.98%) Banking
24 146 (5.93%) PMO
25 145 (5.89%) Test Automation
26 144 (5.85%) Linux
27 143 (5.81%) Security Cleared
28 138 (5.61%) Change Management

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 71 (2.89%) SharePoint
2 60 (2.44%) Apache
3 53 (2.15%) Apache Spark
4 32 (1.30%) JBoss
5 31 (1.26%) Tomcat
6 29 (1.18%) Confluence
7 26 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
7 26 (1.06%) SAS
8 23 (0.93%) MS Exchange
9 20 (0.81%) WebSphere
10 19 (0.77%) CMS
11 17 (0.69%) IIS
12 15 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 14 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
14 10 (0.41%) GemFire
14 10 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
15 9 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
16 7 (0.28%) EPiServer
16 7 (0.28%) Mule
17 6 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 196 (7.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 168 (6.83%) Microsoft Office
3 102 (4.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 75 (3.05%) Microsoft Project
5 67 (2.72%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.73%) InVision
7 13 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.28%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.081%) Simulink
12 1 (0.041%) EViews
12 1 (0.041%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 53 (2.15%) Oracle EBS R12
2 47 (1.91%) Oracle EBS
3 36 (1.46%) Oracle Receivables
4 31 (1.26%) Oracle Financials
5 27 (1.10%) Oracle Payables
6 24 (0.98%) Oracle General Ledger
7 22 (0.89%) SAP ERP
8 21 (0.85%) SAP S/4HANA
9 18 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
10 15 (0.61%) SAP FI
11 14 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
12 13 (0.53%) CSG Singleview
12 13 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 13 (0.53%) SAP CO
13 12 (0.49%) PlanetPress Connect
13 12 (0.49%) SAP PSCD
14 11 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
15 9 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
15 9 (0.37%) SAP BPC
16 7 (0.28%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 150 (6.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
3 64 (2.60%) Office 365
4 33 (1.34%) SaaS
5 29 (1.18%) PaaS
6 28 (1.14%) GitHub
7 24 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (0.61%) OpenShift
9 14 (0.57%) IaaS
10 12 (0.49%) IBM Blueworks
11 11 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.20%) Azure Data Factory
13 5 (0.20%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
14 4 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.16%) npm
14 4 (0.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 3 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 74 (3.01%) Firewall
2 45 (1.83%) TCP/IP
3 42 (1.71%) DNS
4 37 (1.50%) SAN
5 35 (1.42%) WAN
6 31 (1.26%) Internet
6 31 (1.26%) LAN
7 28 (1.14%) Network Security
8 26 (1.06%) VPN
9 20 (0.81%) HTTP
10 16 (0.65%) Intranet
11 15 (0.61%) DHCP
12 12 (0.49%) Ethernet
12 12 (0.49%) iSCSI
13 11 (0.45%) Radio Access Network
13 11 (0.45%) Skype
13 11 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (0.41%) DSL
15 9 (0.37%) Unified Communications
16 8 (0.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (6.79%) SQL Server
2 81 (3.29%) Big Data
3 60 (2.44%) Hadoop
4 56 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
5 51 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 37 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 36 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
8 35 (1.42%) Oracle Database
9 33 (1.34%) Relational Database
10 26 (1.06%) MySQL
10 26 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
11 25 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
12 24 (0.98%) NoSQL
13 22 (0.89%) DB2
14 20 (0.81%) Power BI
14 20 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 17 (0.69%) MongoDB
15 17 (0.69%) SAP Data Services
16 16 (0.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
17 15 (0.61%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 126 (5.12%) Git (software)
2 108 (4.39%) Jenkins
3 69 (2.80%) JIRA
4 55 (2.24%) Visual Studio
5 51 (2.07%) Selenium
6 47 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (0.98%) Cucumber
8 22 (0.89%) WebDriver
9 21 (0.85%) Maven
10 20 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
11 19 (0.77%) Axure RP
11 19 (0.77%) MSTest
12 18 (0.73%) Subversion
12 18 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
13 17 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
14 10 (0.41%) Jasmine
14 10 (0.41%) JUnit
14 10 (0.41%) Ranorex
15 9 (0.37%) SonarQube
16 7 (0.28%) git-flow
General
1 152 (6.18%) Telecoms
2 147 (5.98%) Banking
3 128 (5.20%) Retail
4 119 (4.84%) Marketing
5 76 (3.09%) Legal
6 68 (2.76%) Manufacturing
7 65 (2.64%) Billing
8 41 (1.67%) Back Office
9 38 (1.54%) Financial Institution
10 35 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 30 (1.22%) Electronics
11 30 (1.22%) General Ledger
12 26 (1.06%) Advertising
13 21 (0.85%) Automotive
14 16 (0.65%) Publishing
15 13 (0.53%) Mandarin Language
16 11 (0.45%) German Language
17 10 (0.41%) Aerospace
18 9 (0.37%) Law
19 8 (0.33%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 506 (20.57%) Analyst
2 435 (17.68%) Developer
3 318 (12.93%) Project Manager
4 198 (8.05%) Business Analyst
5 133 (5.41%) Consultant
6 111 (4.51%) Java Developer
7 103 (4.19%) Architect
8 94 (3.82%) .NET Developer
9 72 (2.93%) Data Analyst
10 66 (2.68%) Financial Analyst
11 63 (2.56%) Designer
12 61 (2.48%) IT Manager
13 57 (2.32%) Senior Manager
14 51 (2.07%) Coordinator
15 47 (1.91%) Delivery Manager
16 45 (1.83%) Administrator
16 45 (1.83%) Senior Developer
17 44 (1.79%) C# Developer
17 44 (1.79%) Solutions Architect
17 44 (1.79%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (7.48%) .NET
2 129 (5.24%) HTML
3 120 (4.88%) CSS
4 117 (4.76%) AngularJS
5 108 (4.39%) Spring
6 86 (3.50%) ASP.NET
7 83 (3.37%) Middleware
8 73 (2.97%) REST
9 71 (2.89%) .NET Framework
10 70 (2.85%) Web Services
11 68 (2.76%) RESTful
12 62 (2.52%) ASP.NET Web API
13 61 (2.48%) ASP.NET MVC
14 60 (2.44%) Spring Boot
15 59 (2.40%) Kafka
16 54 (2.20%) JSON
17 52 (2.11%) HTML5
18 51 (2.07%) jQuery
19 49 (1.99%) Entity Framework
20 46 (1.87%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 183 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (4.02%) Self-Motivation
3 79 (3.21%) User Experience
4 73 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
5 57 (2.32%) Data Centre
5 57 (2.32%) Management Information System
6 47 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
7 44 (1.79%) Fintech
8 33 (1.34%) Computer Science
9 29 (1.18%) Virtual Team
10 23 (0.93%) NHS
11 21 (0.85%) Mobile App
12 17 (0.69%) PKI
13 15 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
14 14 (0.57%) Data Structures
15 13 (0.53%) PMI
16 12 (0.49%) Mainframe
17 11 (0.45%) Client/Server
18 10 (0.41%) Algorithms
18 10 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 238 (9.67%) Windows
2 144 (5.85%) Linux
3 112 (4.55%) Unix
4 78 (3.17%) Windows Server
5 42 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 38 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (1.38%) Windows 7
8 32 (1.30%) Windows 10
9 31 (1.26%) Android
10 27 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (0.98%) Apple iOS
12 20 (0.81%) Solaris
13 13 (0.53%) AIX
14 7 (0.28%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
15 6 (0.24%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.081%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.081%) Windows Server 2003
18 1 (0.041%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 690 (28.05%) Agile Software Development
2 394 (16.02%) Project Management
3 290 (11.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 229 (9.31%) Scrum
5 201 (8.17%) Migration
6 175 (7.11%) Problem-Solving
7 167 (6.79%) PRINCE2
8 145 (5.89%) Test Automation
9 138 (5.61%) Change Management
10 137 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
11 136 (5.53%) TDD
12 128 (5.20%) SDLC
13 121 (4.92%) ERP
13 121 (4.92%) ITIL
14 120 (4.88%) DevOps
15 118 (4.80%) Business Analysis
16 105 (4.27%) Continuous Integration
17 101 (4.11%) User Acceptance Testing
18 99 (4.02%) MVC
19 98 (3.98%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 321 (13.05%) SQL
2 208 (8.46%) Java
3 183 (7.44%) C#
4 171 (6.95%) JavaScript
5 99 (4.02%) PowerShell
6 51 (2.07%) Python
6 51 (2.07%) T-SQL
7 41 (1.67%) PL/SQL
8 40 (1.63%) Java 8
9 35 (1.42%) Perl
10 33 (1.34%) VBA
11 30 (1.22%) C
11 30 (1.22%) Shell Script
12 20 (0.81%) Bash Shell
13 17 (0.69%) PHP
14 16 (0.65%) Groovy
14 16 (0.65%) Ruby
15 15 (0.61%) C++
16 14 (0.57%) TypeScript
17 13 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 221 (8.98%) Degree
2 143 (5.81%) Security Cleared
3 118 (4.80%) SC Cleared
4 46 (1.87%) PMP
5 38 (1.54%) PMI Certification
6 33 (1.34%) DV Cleared
7 32 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 26 (1.06%) CISSP
9 25 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
10 24 (0.98%) ACCA
11 20 (0.81%) APMP
12 19 (0.77%) CIMA
12 19 (0.77%) CISM
13 18 (0.73%) ISEB
13 18 (0.73%) MCSE
14 16 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 13 (0.53%) CCA
15 13 (0.53%) Master's Degree
15 13 (0.53%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 13 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (5.93%) PMO
2 98 (3.98%) QA
3 71 (2.89%) SLA
4 56 (2.28%) Data Quality
5 41 (1.67%) GDPR
6 26 (1.06%) PCI DSS
7 23 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 21 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 10 (0.41%) IFRS
10 9 (0.37%) NIST 800
11 4 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.16%) GxP
11 4 (0.16%) RMADS
12 3 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
12 3 (0.12%) COBIT
12 3 (0.12%) DO-178B
12 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 19770
13 2 (0.081%) GAAP
13 2 (0.081%) P3O
13 2 (0.081%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 179 (7.28%) Active Directory
2 83 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (1.83%) Docker
4 39 (1.59%) XenApp
5 38 (1.54%) XenDesktop
6 34 (1.38%) vSphere
7 32 (1.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 25 (1.02%) HDFS
8 25 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (0.53%) Hyper-V
10 12 (0.49%) NFS
11 9 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (0.28%) vCloud
13 6 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
14 5 (0.20%) Firmware
14 5 (0.20%) OpenAM
14 5 (0.20%) OpenDJ
15 3 (0.12%) DFS Replication
16 2 (0.081%) Apache Flume
16 2 (0.081%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 63 (2.56%) SCCM
2 36 (1.46%) Ansible
3 32 (1.30%) Hadoop YARN
4 28 (1.14%) Puppet
5 20 (0.81%) Kubernetes
5 20 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
7 18 (0.73%) Red Hat Satellite
8 17 (0.69%) SELinux
9 16 (0.65%) vRealize
10 15 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 14 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (0.37%) HP ALM
12 9 (0.37%) NetBackup
13 8 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
14 7 (0.28%) SCOM
14 7 (0.28%) Terraform
15 6 (0.24%) AirWatch
15 6 (0.24%) WSUS
16 5 (0.20%) Nagios
Vendors
1 402 (16.34%) Microsoft
2 288 (11.71%) Oracle
3 235 (9.55%) SAP
4 137 (5.57%) VMware
5 83 (3.37%) Citrix
6 56 (2.28%) IBM
7 45 (1.83%) Red Hat
8 40 (1.63%) HP
9 32 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
10 30 (1.22%) Cisco
11 26 (1.06%) Apple
12 24 (0.98%) Workday
13 22 (0.89%) NetApp
13 22 (0.89%) Tableau
14 21 (0.85%) ServiceNow
15 16 (0.65%) CheckPoint
15 16 (0.65%) Google
16 15 (0.61%) McAfee
17 14 (0.57%) Hyperion
17 14 (0.57%) Splunk