Period
to 26 September 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 September 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 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 5 3
Rank change year-on-year -7 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 360 1,996 2,654
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 10.33% 13.94% 16.10%
As % of the General category 29.27% 40.01% 46.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 1,291 1,760
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £309 £275 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
England median daily rate £515 £508 £500
% change year-on-year +1.48% +1.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 34 57
Median hourly rate £13.50 £20.88 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.34% -13.00% +20.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.81 £13.80
90th Percentile £36.20 £48.77 £53.90
England median hourly rate £34.25 £21.00 £23.58
% change year-on-year +63.10% -10.92% +10.41%

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 1,230 4,989 5,651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.29% 34.85% 34.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 2,694 3,257
Median daily rate £450 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.05% +1.88%
10th Percentile £240 £263 £256
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
England median daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 205 178
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.65 £25.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.42% -1.64% +25.30%
10th Percentile £11.10 £12.50 £12.59
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.65 £53.75
Median hourly rate £31.39 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +39.51% +2.27% -2.22%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Finance in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Finance in the South East

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Finance in the South East over the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Finance in the South East

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Finance in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Finance in the South East

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Finance in the South East over the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

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 September 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 -6 127 £463 +2.78% 54
Surrey +1 89 £525 +2.44% 25
Berkshire 0 84 £475 +5.56% 27
Hampshire -16 68 £475 +2.15% 43
Buckinghamshire -13 37 £463 +2.78% 20
West Sussex -6 31 £513 +24.24% 10
Kent +2 18 £475 -5.00% 13
East Sussex -2 10 £406 -14.47% 16
Oxfordshire +4 6 £525 +5.00% 7
Sussex +2 2 £400 -15.79% 1
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 82 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (20.28%) SAP
3 71 (19.72%) Business Intelligence
3 71 (19.72%) Telecoms
4 67 (18.61%) Project Management
5 61 (16.94%) Microsoft
6 60 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 54 (15.00%) Oracle
8 49 (13.61%) SQL
9 46 (12.78%) Public Sector
10 45 (12.50%) Programme Management
11 43 (11.94%) ERP
11 43 (11.94%) Marketing
12 41 (11.39%) Manufacturing
13 39 (10.83%) Electronics
14 38 (10.56%) Digital Marketing
15 37 (10.28%) ITIL
15 37 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
16 34 (9.44%) Microsoft Excel
17 33 (9.17%) Degree
17 33 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
18 32 (8.89%) Windows
19 31 (8.61%) Security Cleared
19 31 (8.61%) Azure
20 30 (8.33%) Active Directory
21 29 (8.06%) Management Information System
21 29 (8.06%) Project Delivery
22 28 (7.78%) Requirements Gathering
23 25 (6.94%) PRINCE2
24 24 (6.67%) Migration

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 15 (4.17%) IIS
2 10 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.22%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.83%) Confluence
5 2 (0.56%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.56%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.28%) Appian
6 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 34 (9.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (6.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 20 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (3.89%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.28%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 19 (5.28%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (4.17%) Oracle General Ledger
3 13 (3.61%) SAP S/4HANA
4 12 (3.33%) Oracle ERP
5 9 (2.50%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (1.67%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (1.39%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (1.11%) Hyperion Planning
8 4 (1.11%) NetSuite
8 4 (1.11%) Oracle Cash Management
8 4 (1.11%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (1.11%) SAP CO
8 4 (1.11%) SAP ERP
8 4 (1.11%) SAP FI
8 4 (1.11%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.83%) SAP PSCD
10 2 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 1 (0.28%) Primavera
11 1 (0.28%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 31 (8.61%) Azure
2 21 (5.83%) AWS
3 17 (4.72%) Office 365
4 13 (3.61%) Power Platform
5 10 (2.78%) SaaS
6 9 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (2.50%) PaaS
7 5 (1.39%) GCP
8 4 (1.11%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.83%) IaaS
9 3 (0.83%) WhatsApp
10 2 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.56%) Azure Functions
10 2 (0.56%) Boomi
10 2 (0.56%) Coveralls
10 2 (0.56%) PowerApps
10 2 (0.56%) Serverless
11 1 (0.28%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.00%) DNS
2 16 (4.44%) DHCP
3 10 (2.78%) Firewall
4 9 (2.50%) DMZ
5 7 (1.94%) Skype
6 6 (1.67%) 5G
6 6 (1.67%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.39%) LAN
7 5 (1.39%) WAN
8 4 (1.11%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (0.83%) Internet
9 3 (0.83%) Wireless
10 2 (0.56%) HTTP
10 2 (0.56%) PBX
10 2 (0.56%) SAN
10 2 (0.56%) VLAN
10 2 (0.56%) VoIP
10 2 (0.56%) WLAN
11 1 (0.28%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.17%) Essbase
1 15 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.89%) Oracle Reports
3 12 (3.33%) Power BI
4 11 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 10 (2.78%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.22%) Oracle Smart View
7 7 (1.94%) Big Data
8 6 (1.67%) DataStage
8 6 (1.67%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.67%) IBM InfoSphere
9 5 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.11%) OLAP
10 4 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.11%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.11%) SAP BW
11 3 (0.83%) SAP Data Services
11 3 (0.83%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 10 (2.78%) JIRA
2 9 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.94%) Selenium
4 5 (1.39%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.11%) JUnit
6 3 (0.83%) Ant
6 3 (0.83%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.83%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.56%) Bitbucket Server
7 2 (0.56%) Cypress.io
7 2 (0.56%) Gradle
7 2 (0.56%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.56%) Maven
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.56%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.56%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.56%) webpack
8 1 (0.28%) Subversion
General
1 71 (19.72%) Telecoms
2 46 (12.78%) Public Sector
3 43 (11.94%) Marketing
4 41 (11.39%) Manufacturing
5 39 (10.83%) Electronics
6 21 (5.83%) Banking
7 14 (3.89%) Legal
8 13 (3.61%) General Ledger
9 11 (3.06%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (1.39%) Billing
12 4 (1.11%) Retail
13 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.56%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.56%) Law
13 2 (0.56%) Local Government
13 2 (0.56%) Military
14 1 (0.28%) Back Office
14 1 (0.28%) Fire and Rescue
14 1 (0.28%) Police
Job Titles
1 68 (18.89%) Analyst
2 49 (13.61%) Project Manager
3 32 (8.89%) Business Analyst
4 30 (8.33%) Consultant
5 29 (8.06%) Developer
6 25 (6.94%) Architect
7 18 (5.00%) IT Manager
8 17 (4.72%) Senior Manager
9 12 (3.33%) Data Analyst
9 12 (3.33%) SAP Consultant
9 12 (3.33%) Support Engineer
10 11 (3.06%) Senior Project Manager
10 11 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (3.06%) Test Manager
11 10 (2.78%) Financial Analyst
12 9 (2.50%) Administrator
12 9 (2.50%) Finance Business Analyst
13 8 (2.22%) IT Project Manager
13 8 (2.22%) Oracle Consultant
14 7 (1.94%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.17%) .NET
2 10 (2.78%) HTML
3 8 (2.22%) Oracle Fusion
3 8 (2.22%) XML
4 7 (1.94%) Kafka
4 7 (1.94%) Web Services
5 5 (1.39%) JSON
6 4 (1.11%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.11%) Node.js
7 3 (0.83%) .NET Core
7 3 (0.83%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.83%) LDAP
7 3 (0.83%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 3 (0.83%) React
7 3 (0.83%) REST
7 3 (0.83%) SailPoint
7 3 (0.83%) Spring
7 3 (0.83%) Spring Boot
7 3 (0.83%) Swagger
7 3 (0.83%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (8.06%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.61%) NHS
4 8 (2.22%) Data Centre
5 7 (1.94%) CMDB
6 4 (1.11%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.11%) PMI
6 4 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (0.83%) Clustering
7 3 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.83%) EPoS
7 3 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (0.83%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.83%) Replication
7 3 (0.83%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.56%) mPOS
8 2 (0.56%) PACS
8 2 (0.56%) SystemC
8 2 (0.56%) Tandem
8 2 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (8.89%) Windows
2 17 (4.72%) Linux
3 15 (4.17%) Unix
4 13 (3.61%) Windows 10
5 9 (2.50%) Solaris
5 9 (2.50%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.83%) AIX
6 3 (0.83%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.83%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.83%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (19.72%) Business Intelligence
3 67 (18.61%) Project Management
4 60 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 45 (12.50%) Programme Management
6 43 (11.94%) ERP
7 38 (10.56%) Digital Marketing
8 37 (10.28%) ITIL
9 33 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (8.06%) Project Delivery
11 28 (7.78%) Requirements Gathering
12 25 (6.94%) PRINCE2
13 24 (6.67%) Migration
14 23 (6.39%) Data Modelling
14 23 (6.39%) Scrum
15 22 (6.11%) Analytics
15 22 (6.11%) Change Management
15 22 (6.11%) Risk Management
16 21 (5.83%) DevOps
17 20 (5.56%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 49 (13.61%) SQL
2 19 (5.28%) Java
3 18 (5.00%) PowerShell
4 17 (4.72%) C
5 16 (4.44%) Python
6 12 (3.33%) C#
6 12 (3.33%) PL/SQL
7 11 (3.06%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.67%) ABAP
9 5 (1.39%) Perl
9 5 (1.39%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.11%) Korn
11 3 (0.83%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.83%) BeanShell
11 3 (0.83%) Bourne shell
11 3 (0.83%) C++
11 3 (0.83%) Java 8
11 3 (0.83%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.56%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 33 (9.17%) Degree
2 31 (8.61%) Security Cleared
3 23 (6.39%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.22%) PMI Certification
5 7 (1.94%) ACCA
5 7 (1.94%) CIMA
6 6 (1.67%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.39%) PMP
8 3 (0.83%) CCA
8 3 (0.83%) CISSP
8 3 (0.83%) HNC
8 3 (0.83%) HND
8 3 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.56%) CISA
9 2 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.56%) MBA
10 1 (0.28%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 1 (0.28%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.17%) PMO
2 13 (3.61%) QA
2 13 (3.61%) SLA
3 11 (3.06%) Data Quality
4 10 (2.78%) IFRS
5 8 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (1.67%) GDPR
7 4 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (1.11%) P3O
8 3 (0.83%) IFRS 9
8 3 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.83%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.56%) COBIT
9 2 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.28%) FINREP
10 1 (0.28%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.28%) NIST
System Software
1 30 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.50%) Firmware
4 6 (1.67%) Docker
5 5 (1.39%) HDFS
5 5 (1.39%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.83%) RACF
7 2 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.28%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 13 (3.61%) SCCM
2 10 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.83%) Data Guard
3 3 (0.83%) Foglight
3 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.83%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (0.83%) Terraform
3 3 (0.83%) WSUS
4 2 (0.56%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.28%) Ansible
5 1 (0.28%) CASB
5 1 (0.28%) Oozie
Vendors
1 73 (20.28%) SAP
2 61 (16.94%) Microsoft
3 54 (15.00%) Oracle
4 14 (3.89%) VMware
5 12 (3.33%) ServiceNow
6 11 (3.06%) Citrix
7 9 (2.50%) Splunk
8 8 (2.22%) IBM
8 8 (2.22%) Tableau
9 6 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.39%) Hyperion
11 4 (1.11%) Databricks
11 4 (1.11%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.11%) Snow
12 3 (0.83%) Apple
12 3 (0.83%) Avaya
12 3 (0.83%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.83%) Ingenico
12 3 (0.83%) StreamSets
12 3 (0.83%) Workday