Period
to 26 January 2020

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 26 January 2020 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
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 4 3
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 1,404 2,217 2,572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.42% 14.01% 15.54%
As % of the General category 38.73% 42.82% 42.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 870 1,493 1,651
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £240 £275 £300
90th Percentile £673 £625 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 56 44
South East median hourly rate £20.14 £28.25 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.70% +21.51% -1.82%
10th Percentile £11.27 £12.54 £11.82
90th Percentile £48.77 £63.75 £48.03
England median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year +12.00% +14.94% -13.00%

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 3,625 5,177 6,004
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.07% 32.71% 36.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,031 2,959 3,340
South East median daily rate £446 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.89% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £588
England median daily rate £488 £496 £475
% change year-on-year -1.71% +4.42% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 191 198
South East median hourly rate £22.25 £27.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.59% +22.73% -2.22%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.85 £11.37
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £47.65
England median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £22.01
% change year-on-year -4.44% +2.24% +4.80%

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 26 January 2020.

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 26 January 2020.

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 26 January 2020. 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 -3 511 £475 +5.56% 203
Surrey 0 324 £500 - 162
Berkshire -1 310 £450 - 99
Hampshire +4 270 £475 +11.76% 87
Buckinghamshire 0 149 £475 +5.56% 69
West Sussex +3 110 £325 -21.21% 52
East Sussex -1 78 £488 +18.18% 25
Kent +2 66 £433 -17.62% 28
Oxfordshire +11 52 £543 +20.56% 35
Sussex -3 6 £450 -18.18% 2
Middlesex +7 3 £623 +25.86%
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2020, 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.

1 337 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (15.67%) Microsoft
3 214 (15.24%) Project Management
4 206 (14.67%) SQL
5 200 (14.25%) SAP
6 165 (11.75%) Analytical Skills
7 161 (11.47%) Telecoms
8 154 (10.97%) Business Intelligence
9 152 (10.83%) Stakeholder Management
10 142 (10.11%) Oracle
11 131 (9.33%) Azure
11 131 (9.33%) Problem-Solving
12 129 (9.19%) Windows
13 123 (8.76%) Degree
14 117 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
15 112 (7.98%) ERP
16 111 (7.91%) Scrum
16 111 (7.91%) DevOps
17 103 (7.34%) PRINCE2
18 102 (7.26%) Migration
19 100 (7.12%) Java
20 99 (7.05%) Marketing
21 93 (6.62%) Programme Management
22 91 (6.48%) JavaScript
22 91 (6.48%) Banking
22 91 (6.48%) Analytics
23 89 (6.34%) Public Sector
24 87 (6.20%) Microsoft Office
25 85 (6.05%) ITIL
26 82 (5.84%) Manufacturing

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 40 (2.85%) SharePoint
2 21 (1.50%) Apache
3 17 (1.21%) Confluence
4 16 (1.14%) Apache Spark
4 16 (1.14%) IIS
5 9 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
5 9 (0.64%) Skype for Business
6 8 (0.57%) CMS
7 7 (0.50%) SAS
8 6 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (0.43%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.36%) K2 blackpearl
10 4 (0.28%) Jupyter
10 4 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.28%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.21%) Documentum
11 3 (0.21%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.21%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.21%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 117 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 87 (6.20%) Microsoft Office
3 55 (3.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 43 (3.06%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (1.00%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.71%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.43%) 3ds Max
9 4 (0.28%) InVision
9 4 (0.28%) Open Workbench
9 4 (0.28%) Sketch
10 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.14%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.14%) Simulink
10 2 (0.14%) UserZoom
10 2 (0.14%) Zeplin
11 1 (0.071%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.071%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.071%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 40 (2.85%) Oracle EBS
1 40 (2.85%) Oracle EBS R12
2 33 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 30 (2.14%) SAP S/4HANA
4 27 (1.92%) SAP ERP
5 23 (1.64%) Oracle Receivables
6 21 (1.50%) NetSuite
6 21 (1.50%) SAP FI
7 18 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
8 17 (1.21%) Oracle Financials
9 14 (1.00%) Unit4 Business World
10 13 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
10 13 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
10 13 (0.93%) SAP CO
10 13 (0.93%) SAP FI/CO
10 13 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 12 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
12 11 (0.78%) Oracle General Ledger
12 11 (0.78%) SessionCam
13 10 (0.71%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 131 (9.33%) Azure
2 55 (3.92%) AWS
3 49 (3.49%) Dynamics 365
4 44 (3.13%) Power Platform
5 37 (2.64%) Office 365
6 28 (1.99%) SaaS
7 18 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 18 (1.28%) GitHub
8 17 (1.21%) PaaS
9 13 (0.93%) Google Analytics
10 11 (0.78%) Serverless
11 9 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.57%) Azure Functions
12 8 (0.57%) IaaS
13 6 (0.43%) Azure Stack
14 5 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.36%) GCP
14 5 (0.36%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 4 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 59 (4.20%) Firewall
2 35 (2.49%) DNS
3 32 (2.28%) WAN
4 27 (1.92%) Internet
5 24 (1.71%) DHCP
6 19 (1.35%) LAN
6 19 (1.35%) TCP/IP
7 18 (1.28%) Wireless
8 16 (1.14%) VPN
9 14 (1.00%) HTTP
10 13 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (0.85%) Skype
12 9 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (0.57%) SAN
14 7 (0.50%) Ethernet
14 7 (0.50%) MPLS
15 6 (0.43%) DMZ
15 6 (0.43%) Network Security
15 6 (0.43%) SMTP
15 6 (0.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (5.27%) SQL Server
2 44 (3.13%) Power BI
3 39 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (1.92%) Big Data
4 27 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
6 23 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
7 22 (1.57%) Hadoop
8 21 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
9 15 (1.07%) MySQL
9 15 (1.07%) Relational Database
9 15 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (0.93%) MongoDB
11 12 (0.85%) Data Mining
11 12 (0.85%) Oracle Database
11 12 (0.85%) QlikView
12 11 (0.78%) Data Lake
12 11 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
13 10 (0.71%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 51 (3.63%) Jenkins
2 44 (3.13%) JIRA
3 32 (2.28%) Selenium
4 31 (2.21%) Cucumber
5 26 (1.85%) Git (software)
5 26 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (0.93%) Visual Studio
6 13 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
7 10 (0.71%) TeamCity
8 8 (0.57%) Bitbucket
8 8 (0.57%) Eclipse
9 6 (0.43%) JMeter
9 6 (0.43%) JUnit
9 6 (0.43%) Maven
9 6 (0.43%) ReSharper
9 6 (0.43%) Subversion
10 5 (0.36%) Gradle
10 5 (0.36%) SoapUI
10 5 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 161 (11.47%) Telecoms
2 99 (7.05%) Marketing
3 91 (6.48%) Banking
4 89 (6.34%) Public Sector
5 82 (5.84%) Manufacturing
6 60 (4.27%) Electronics
7 54 (3.85%) Legal
8 45 (3.21%) Retail
9 30 (2.14%) Billing
10 28 (1.99%) General Ledger
11 13 (0.93%) Back Office
11 13 (0.93%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (0.78%) Mandarin Language
13 9 (0.64%) French Language
14 8 (0.57%) Automotive
14 8 (0.57%) Law
14 8 (0.57%) Military
15 6 (0.43%) German Language
15 6 (0.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 250 (17.81%) Analyst
2 191 (13.60%) Developer
3 160 (11.40%) Project Manager
4 120 (8.55%) Consultant
5 78 (5.56%) Architect
6 69 (4.91%) Business Analyst
7 46 (3.28%) Financial Analyst
8 44 (3.13%) IT Manager
9 43 (3.06%) Support Engineer
10 34 (2.42%) Coordinator
10 34 (2.42%) Java Developer
11 33 (2.35%) Network Engineer
11 33 (2.35%) Solutions Architect
12 32 (2.28%) IT Project Manager
13 30 (2.14%) .NET Developer
14 28 (1.99%) SAP Consultant
15 27 (1.92%) Desktop Support
15 27 (1.92%) Project Coordinator
16 26 (1.85%) Senior Manager
17 24 (1.71%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (5.27%) .NET
2 46 (3.28%) HTML
3 39 (2.78%) CSS
3 39 (2.78%) JSON
4 30 (2.14%) XML
5 26 (1.85%) .NET Framework
5 26 (1.85%) Spring
6 24 (1.71%) AngularJS
7 23 (1.64%) React
8 22 (1.57%) ASP.NET
9 21 (1.50%) HTML5
9 21 (1.50%) REST
10 20 (1.42%) RESTful
10 20 (1.42%) Web Services
11 18 (1.28%) Node.js
12 17 (1.21%) .NET Core
12 17 (1.21%) ASP.NET Web API
12 17 (1.21%) SAP Fiori
13 15 (1.07%) Hibernate
13 15 (1.07%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 165 (11.75%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (4.63%) Management Information System
3 43 (3.06%) Data Centre
4 37 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
5 36 (2.56%) User Experience
6 31 (2.21%) Virtual Team
7 25 (1.78%) PMI
8 22 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
8 22 (1.57%) NHS
9 16 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (0.93%) Algorithms
11 11 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 11 (0.78%) Public Cloud
12 10 (0.71%) Analytical Mindset
13 8 (0.57%) e-Learning
14 7 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
14 7 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
15 6 (0.43%) Clustering
15 6 (0.43%) Reinsurance
16 5 (0.36%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 129 (9.19%) Windows
2 66 (4.70%) Linux
3 47 (3.35%) Windows 10
4 40 (2.85%) Windows Server
5 30 (2.14%) Unix
6 20 (1.42%) Windows 7
7 18 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.50%) Android
11 7 (0.50%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.28%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.14%) AIX
14 2 (0.14%) CentOS
15 1 (0.071%) OpenVMS
15 1 (0.071%) pSOS
15 1 (0.071%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.071%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (15.24%) Project Management
3 154 (10.97%) Business Intelligence
4 152 (10.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 131 (9.33%) Problem-Solving
6 112 (7.98%) ERP
7 111 (7.91%) DevOps
7 111 (7.91%) Scrum
8 103 (7.34%) PRINCE2
9 102 (7.26%) Migration
10 93 (6.62%) Programme Management
11 91 (6.48%) Analytics
12 85 (6.05%) ITIL
13 77 (5.48%) Project Delivery
14 73 (5.20%) CRM
15 67 (4.77%) Test Automation
16 64 (4.56%) Decision-Making
17 63 (4.49%) Digital Marketing
18 59 (4.20%) ETL
19 56 (3.99%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 206 (14.67%) SQL
2 100 (7.12%) Java
3 91 (6.48%) JavaScript
4 74 (5.27%) Python
5 70 (4.99%) C#
6 40 (2.85%) PowerShell
7 38 (2.71%) C
8 29 (2.07%) T-SQL
9 23 (1.64%) PL/SQL
10 19 (1.35%) Bash Shell
11 16 (1.14%) Java 8
12 12 (0.85%) ABAP
13 9 (0.64%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.57%) Scala
14 8 (0.57%) VBA
15 7 (0.50%) Groovy
16 6 (0.43%) Apex Code
16 6 (0.43%) C++
16 6 (0.43%) R
16 6 (0.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 123 (8.76%) Degree
2 64 (4.56%) Security Cleared
3 47 (3.35%) SC Cleared
4 40 (2.85%) PMI Certification
5 26 (1.85%) CIMA
6 24 (1.71%) PMP
7 23 (1.64%) ACCA
8 22 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 20 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (1.21%) CCNA
11 14 (1.00%) CISSP
11 14 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 13 (0.93%) CCNP
13 12 (0.85%) CCA
13 12 (0.85%) DV Cleared
14 11 (0.78%) ISEB
15 9 (0.64%) CISM
16 8 (0.57%) CISA
17 7 (0.50%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (5.41%) QA
2 72 (5.13%) PMO
3 32 (2.28%) SLA
4 16 (1.14%) Data Quality
5 14 (1.00%) GDPR
6 12 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.57%) NIST
8 7 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 6 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.43%) P3O
10 4 (0.28%) ISO 9000
10 4 (0.28%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.21%) PSD2
12 2 (0.14%) COBIT
12 2 (0.14%) IFRS
12 2 (0.14%) WCAG
13 1 (0.071%) BS7799
13 1 (0.071%) GAAP
13 1 (0.071%) HIPAA
System Software
1 61 (4.34%) Active Directory
2 35 (2.49%) Docker
3 27 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.71%) HDFS
6 8 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.43%) vSphere
8 5 (0.36%) Firmware
8 5 (0.36%) XenApp
9 3 (0.21%) vCloud
10 2 (0.14%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.14%) LXC
10 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.071%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.071%) NFS
11 1 (0.071%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.071%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 22 (1.57%) Ansible
2 16 (1.14%) SCCM
3 15 (1.07%) Kubernetes
4 10 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.71%) Terraform
5 9 (0.64%) Puppet
6 6 (0.43%) FortiGate
7 5 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (0.36%) MIIS
7 5 (0.36%) Packer
7 5 (0.36%) SCOM
8 4 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.21%) HP ALM
9 3 (0.21%) IBM BigFix
9 3 (0.21%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.21%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.21%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 220 (15.67%) Microsoft
2 200 (14.25%) SAP
3 142 (10.11%) Oracle
4 49 (3.49%) Cisco
5 40 (2.85%) VMware
6 37 (2.64%) ServiceNow
7 36 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
8 26 (1.85%) CheckPoint
9 24 (1.71%) Tableau
10 21 (1.50%) Google
11 19 (1.35%) Citrix
11 19 (1.35%) Remedy
12 18 (1.28%) Palo Alto
13 17 (1.21%) Adobe
14 16 (1.14%) McAfee
15 14 (1.00%) Workday
16 12 (0.85%) HP
16 12 (0.85%) webMethods
17 11 (0.78%) Cognos
17 11 (0.78%) Hotjar