Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +3
Contract jobs citing Finance 2,553 2,227 2,911
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.48% 14.40% 15.99%
As % of the General category 45.38% 43.42% 45.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,629 1,416 1,887
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £260
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £480 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 36 61
South East median hourly rate £24.00 £24.34 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.40% +10.64% +29.41%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.97 £10.95
90th Percentile £49.34 £47.40 £57.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +6.38% +38.24%

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 5,626 5,129 6,433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 34.12% 33.16% 35.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,086 2,871 3,546
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £224 £231
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 217 233
South East median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +2.00% +29.87%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.33 £10.79
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.75 £51.00
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +15.56%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +1 1,075 £425 - 256
Surrey +1 656 £475 - 140
Buckinghamshire -2 502 £390 -7.69% 68
Berkshire 0 463 £450 +5.88% 142
Hampshire +1 413 £400 - 116
East Sussex +6 112 £425 +6.25% 24
Oxfordshire -8 111 £444 -1.39% 46
Kent -8 108 £463 +10.45% 42
West Sussex -6 105 £419 -1.47% 24
Middlesex -6 26 £425 -12.19% 3
Sussex +1 5 £475 -5.00%
Home Counties -3 1 - -
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for Finance.

1 681 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 375 (14.69%) Project Management
3 344 (13.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 330 (12.93%) SQL
5 299 (11.71%) Microsoft
6 294 (11.52%) Java
7 291 (11.40%) Oracle
8 257 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
9 247 (9.67%) Telecoms
10 243 (9.52%) Scrum
11 237 (9.28%) SAP
12 226 (8.85%) Banking
13 220 (8.62%) Degree
14 209 (8.19%) Linux
15 180 (7.05%) Windows
16 178 (6.97%) Microsoft Excel
17 172 (6.74%) SQL Server
18 171 (6.70%) Jenkins
19 168 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
20 166 (6.50%) Unix
21 165 (6.46%) PRINCE2
22 159 (6.23%) DevOps
22 159 (6.23%) Test Automation
23 156 (6.11%) Programme Management
24 155 (6.07%) Marketing
24 155 (6.07%) PMO
25 151 (5.91%) Migration
26 149 (5.84%) Git (software)
27 147 (5.76%) Change Management
27 147 (5.76%) ERP

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 77 (3.02%) Confluence
2 62 (2.43%) Apache Spark
3 52 (2.04%) SharePoint
4 49 (1.92%) Apache
5 39 (1.53%) CMS
6 36 (1.41%) Tomcat
7 33 (1.29%) SAS
8 32 (1.25%) JBoss
9 31 (1.21%) OpenStack
10 26 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
11 24 (0.94%) IIS
12 16 (0.63%) Documentum
13 15 (0.59%) Apache Pig
13 15 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
13 15 (0.59%) WebLogic
14 14 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 10 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (0.39%) MS Exchange
15 10 (0.39%) WordPress
16 9 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 178 (6.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 133 (5.21%) Microsoft Office
3 101 (3.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 70 (2.74%) Microsoft Project
5 68 (2.66%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.27%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.20%) InDesign
9 3 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.039%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.039%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.039%) InVision
10 1 (0.039%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.039%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 30 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
2 27 (1.06%) Oracle Financials
3 25 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
4 22 (0.86%) Oracle ERP
4 22 (0.86%) Oracle Receivables
5 21 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
6 20 (0.78%) Primavera
7 18 (0.71%) SAP ERP
8 16 (0.63%) Lawson
9 15 (0.59%) Hyperion Planning
9 15 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
9 15 (0.59%) SAP FI
10 13 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
11 12 (0.47%) SAP BPC
11 12 (0.47%) SAP CO
11 12 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
11 12 (0.47%) Sonata
12 11 (0.43%) Maximo
12 11 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
12 11 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 119 (4.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 115 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
4 44 (1.72%) Office 365
4 44 (1.72%) PaaS
5 36 (1.41%) OpenShift
6 29 (1.14%) IaaS
7 23 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
8 18 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
8 18 (0.71%) SaaS
9 15 (0.59%) npm
10 11 (0.43%) GitHub
10 11 (0.43%) IBM Blueworks
11 10 (0.39%) FinancialForce
12 7 (0.27%) Boomi
13 6 (0.24%) Sauce Labs
14 5 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
14 5 (0.20%) Slack
15 4 (0.16%) Amazon Glacier
15 4 (0.16%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 61 (2.39%) Firewall
2 38 (1.49%) TCP/IP
3 34 (1.33%) DNS
4 33 (1.29%) WAN
5 30 (1.18%) SAN
6 28 (1.10%) Internet
7 27 (1.06%) VPN
8 26 (1.02%) LAN
9 19 (0.74%) VoIP
10 18 (0.71%) LDAP
11 17 (0.67%) Network Security
12 16 (0.63%) NAS
13 14 (0.55%) GSM
13 14 (0.55%) HSPA
13 14 (0.55%) LTE
13 14 (0.55%) WCDMA
14 13 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (0.51%) DHCP
14 13 (0.51%) Fibre Channel
14 13 (0.51%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (6.74%) SQL Server
2 89 (3.49%) Big Data
3 77 (3.02%) Relational Database
4 71 (2.78%) Hadoop
5 63 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
6 53 (2.08%) MongoDB
7 51 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 48 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
9 46 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 44 (1.72%) NoSQL
11 43 (1.68%) MySQL
11 43 (1.68%) Oracle Database
12 39 (1.53%) DB2
13 35 (1.37%) Redis
14 31 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
15 27 (1.06%) SAP Data Services
16 23 (0.90%) Apache Hive
17 20 (0.78%) HBase
17 20 (0.78%) SAP BW
17 20 (0.78%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 171 (6.70%) Jenkins
2 149 (5.84%) Git (software)
3 136 (5.33%) JIRA
4 58 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 51 (2.00%) Selenium
6 39 (1.53%) Subversion
7 36 (1.41%) Maven
8 31 (1.21%) Visual Studio
9 26 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
10 25 (0.98%) GitLab
11 19 (0.74%) Bitbucket
12 18 (0.71%) Eclipse
12 18 (0.71%) HP UFT
13 16 (0.63%) Cucumber
14 14 (0.55%) LoadRunner
15 12 (0.47%) SoapUI
16 11 (0.43%) Appium
16 11 (0.43%) SonarQube
16 11 (0.43%) SpecFlow
16 11 (0.43%) WebDriver
General
1 247 (9.67%) Telecoms
2 226 (8.85%) Banking
3 155 (6.07%) Marketing
4 127 (4.97%) Retail
5 89 (3.49%) Manufacturing
6 65 (2.55%) Electronics
7 62 (2.43%) Legal
8 60 (2.35%) Financial Institution
9 52 (2.04%) Billing
10 41 (1.61%) Retail Banking
11 32 (1.25%) Advertising
11 32 (1.25%) General Ledger
12 30 (1.18%) Automotive
13 29 (1.14%) Back Office
14 24 (0.94%) Publishing
15 23 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
16 17 (0.67%) Mandarin Language
17 16 (0.63%) Law
18 15 (0.59%) Military
19 10 (0.39%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 629 (24.64%) Analyst
2 418 (16.37%) Developer
3 319 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 272 (10.65%) Business Analyst
5 174 (6.82%) Architect
6 159 (6.23%) Consultant
7 138 (5.41%) Financial Analyst
8 102 (4.00%) Java Developer
9 76 (2.98%) Finance Business Analyst
10 69 (2.70%) Test Analyst
11 67 (2.62%) Administrator
12 66 (2.59%) Service Analyst
13 63 (2.47%) DevOps Engineer
14 61 (2.39%) .NET Developer
15 58 (2.27%) Senior Analyst
16 56 (2.19%) Delivery Manager
16 56 (2.19%) Senior Manager
17 50 (1.96%) Data Analyst
18 48 (1.88%) SQL Developer
19 45 (1.76%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (5.01%) .NET
2 127 (4.97%) HTML
3 123 (4.82%) Web Services
4 103 (4.03%) REST
5 102 (4.00%) AngularJS
6 97 (3.80%) CSS
7 91 (3.56%) Spring
8 72 (2.82%) XML
9 66 (2.59%) SOAP
10 64 (2.51%) RESTful
11 63 (2.47%) Spring Boot
12 59 (2.31%) Middleware
13 53 (2.08%) Kafka
14 52 (2.04%) JSON
14 52 (2.04%) RabbitMQ
15 44 (1.72%) J2EE
16 43 (1.68%) jQuery
17 42 (1.65%) HTML5
18 37 (1.45%) ASP.NET
19 36 (1.41%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 257 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (2.98%) Management Information System
3 57 (2.23%) User Experience
4 49 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
5 41 (1.61%) Data Centre
6 33 (1.29%) Mobile App
7 32 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
7 32 (1.25%) Virtual Team
8 30 (1.18%) Computer Science
9 28 (1.10%) Public Cloud
10 17 (0.67%) Fintech
11 16 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
11 16 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
11 16 (0.63%) Smartphone
12 15 (0.59%) Social Media
13 13 (0.51%) Client/Server
14 12 (0.47%) CMDB
15 11 (0.43%) Data Structures
16 10 (0.39%) Mobile Computing
16 10 (0.39%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 209 (8.19%) Linux
2 180 (7.05%) Windows
3 166 (6.50%) Unix
4 52 (2.04%) Windows Server
5 49 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 42 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (0.94%) Solaris
9 23 (0.90%) Windows 10
10 22 (0.86%) Android
11 17 (0.67%) AIX
11 17 (0.67%) Apple iOS
12 15 (0.59%) Windows 7
12 15 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (0.31%) Debian
13 8 (0.31%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.27%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.20%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.12%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.078%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 681 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 375 (14.69%) Project Management
3 344 (13.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 243 (9.52%) Scrum
5 168 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
6 165 (6.46%) PRINCE2
7 159 (6.23%) DevOps
7 159 (6.23%) Test Automation
8 156 (6.11%) Programme Management
9 151 (5.91%) Migration
10 147 (5.76%) Change Management
10 147 (5.76%) ERP
11 138 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
12 137 (5.37%) TDD
13 136 (5.33%) Business Analysis
14 123 (4.82%) Waterfall
15 119 (4.66%) ITIL
16 115 (4.50%) SDLC
17 101 (3.96%) Continuous Improvement
17 101 (3.96%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 330 (12.93%) SQL
2 294 (11.52%) Java
3 139 (5.44%) JavaScript
4 132 (5.17%) C#
5 101 (3.96%) Python
6 44 (1.72%) Perl
7 43 (1.68%) Ruby
8 38 (1.49%) C
9 36 (1.41%) Shell Script
10 35 (1.37%) PL/SQL
10 35 (1.37%) T-SQL
11 31 (1.21%) PowerShell
12 25 (0.98%) Scala
13 22 (0.86%) Go
14 20 (0.78%) PHP
15 18 (0.71%) VB.NET
16 16 (0.63%) Bash Shell
16 16 (0.63%) XPath
17 14 (0.55%) VB
18 13 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 220 (8.62%) Degree
2 109 (4.27%) Security Cleared
3 94 (3.68%) SC Cleared
4 52 (2.04%) PMP
5 50 (1.96%) PMI Certification
6 39 (1.53%) ISEB
7 31 (1.21%) ISTQB
8 25 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 25 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 23 (0.90%) ACCA
9 23 (0.90%) CIMA
10 20 (0.78%) DV Cleared
11 17 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
12 15 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
13 14 (0.55%) CCNP
14 13 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 13 (0.51%) MCSE
14 13 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (0.47%) APMP
15 12 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (6.07%) PMO
2 106 (4.15%) QA
3 72 (2.82%) GDPR
4 47 (1.84%) SLA
5 42 (1.65%) Data Quality
6 23 (0.90%) PCI DSS
7 13 (0.51%) IFRS
7 13 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (0.43%) MiFID
9 7 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 7 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.20%) GCP
11 4 (0.16%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.16%) P3O
12 3 (0.12%) COBIT
12 3 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.12%) GAAP
12 3 (0.12%) IFRS 9
12 3 (0.12%) PSD2
13 2 (0.078%) Basel II
System Software
1 84 (3.29%) Active Directory
2 66 (2.59%) Docker
3 64 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
5 28 (1.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 23 (0.90%) Apache Flume
7 18 (0.71%) HDFS
8 15 (0.59%) NFS
8 15 (0.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 15 (0.59%) Veritas File System
9 10 (0.39%) vSphere
10 9 (0.35%) Hyper-V
10 9 (0.35%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.27%) XenApp
13 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.24%) XenServer
14 4 (0.16%) Firmware
14 4 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 65 (2.55%) Ansible
2 51 (2.00%) Puppet
3 44 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (1.41%) Hadoop YARN
5 26 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
6 24 (0.94%) NetBackup
7 19 (0.74%) SCCM
8 15 (0.59%) Red Hat Satellite
9 12 (0.47%) SELinux
10 8 (0.31%) Oozie
11 7 (0.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 7 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (0.24%) Control-M
13 4 (0.16%) Data Guard
13 4 (0.16%) Terraform
14 3 (0.12%) Kibana
14 3 (0.12%) Kubernetes
14 3 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 3 (0.12%) SCOM
14 3 (0.12%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 299 (11.71%) Microsoft
2 291 (11.40%) Oracle
3 237 (9.28%) SAP
4 100 (3.92%) VMware
5 68 (2.66%) Red Hat
6 62 (2.43%) HP
7 61 (2.39%) IBM
8 50 (1.96%) Cisco
9 49 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
10 42 (1.65%) Tableau
11 35 (1.37%) Workday
12 29 (1.14%) NetApp
13 28 (1.10%) Citrix
14 27 (1.06%) Cloudera
15 25 (0.98%) Google
16 24 (0.94%) Hortonworks
17 23 (0.90%) F5
18 22 (0.86%) Symantec
19 20 (0.78%) Hyperion
19 20 (0.78%) Veritas