Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 2,281 2,542 2,244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.26% 15.36% 14.48%
As % of the General category 46.34% 44.98% 43.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,524 1,626 1,427
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £265 £300 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £480 £450
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 41 35
South East median hourly rate £28.25 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.71% -4.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £12.54 £12.75 £13.88
90th Percentile £63.75 £49.34 £47.47
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +4.17%

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 4,922 5,651 5,148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.76% 34.14% 33.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,795 3,105 2,885
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £259 £250 £224
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 173 216
South East median hourly rate £34.00 £24.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -5.88% +2.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.80 £11.33
90th Percentile £55.89 £48.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -3.85%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 -4 805 £450 +5.88% 200
Surrey -1 718 £500 +5.26% 139
Berkshire -2 431 £450 - 105
Hampshire -7 329 £425 +6.25% 88
Buckinghamshire -1 305 £433 +10.90% 53
East Sussex 0 143 £413 -2.94% 36
West Sussex 0 138 £413 -2.94% 46
Kent +5 94 £525 +13.51% 47
Oxfordshire -1 69 £450 - 42
Middlesex -3 10 £490 +12.00% 1
Sussex +4 4 £550 +15.79%
M4 Corridor - 1 £600 -
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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.

1 628 (27.53%) Agile Software Development
2 363 (15.91%) Microsoft
3 328 (14.38%) Project Management
4 312 (13.68%) SQL
5 249 (10.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 243 (10.65%) Oracle
7 231 (10.13%) SAP
8 212 (9.29%) Java
9 201 (8.81%) .NET
10 199 (8.72%) Scrum
11 193 (8.46%) Microsoft Excel
12 191 (8.37%) C#
12 191 (8.37%) Windows
13 184 (8.07%) JavaScript
14 178 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
15 175 (7.67%) Degree
16 172 (7.54%) Migration
17 161 (7.06%) Test Automation
18 158 (6.93%) Microsoft Azure
19 155 (6.80%) Microsoft Office
20 154 (6.75%) Telecoms
21 153 (6.71%) Banking
22 152 (6.66%) Business Intelligence
22 152 (6.66%) Active Directory
23 151 (6.62%) Problem-Solving
24 138 (6.05%) PRINCE2
25 129 (5.66%) DevOps
26 128 (5.61%) SDLC
27 127 (5.57%) SQL Server
27 127 (5.57%) PMO

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 89 (3.90%) SharePoint
2 41 (1.80%) Confluence
3 40 (1.75%) Apache
4 32 (1.40%) Apache Spark
5 30 (1.32%) SAS
6 28 (1.23%) MS Exchange
7 25 (1.10%) JBoss
8 24 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
8 24 (1.05%) Tomcat
9 17 (0.75%) CMS
10 14 (0.61%) WebSphere
11 13 (0.57%) IIS
12 11 (0.48%) Oracle Service Bus
12 11 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 9 (0.39%) Drupal
13 9 (0.39%) Mule
14 8 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (0.31%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
15 7 (0.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 193 (8.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 155 (6.80%) Microsoft Office
3 98 (4.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 57 (2.50%) MS Visio
5 56 (2.46%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.70%) InVision
7 12 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.088%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 38 (1.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 37 (1.62%) Oracle EBS
3 27 (1.18%) Oracle Receivables
4 26 (1.14%) Oracle Payables
4 26 (1.14%) SAP S/4HANA
5 23 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
5 23 (1.01%) Oracle Financials
6 19 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
7 17 (0.75%) SAP ERP
8 14 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
9 12 (0.53%) CSG Singleview
9 12 (0.53%) NetSuite
9 12 (0.53%) SAP BPC
10 11 (0.48%) SAP FI
11 10 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 10 (0.44%) Workday HCM
12 9 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
12 9 (0.39%) SAP CO
12 9 (0.39%) SAP MM
13 7 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 158 (6.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 84 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
3 60 (2.63%) Office 365
4 33 (1.45%) SaaS
5 25 (1.10%) PaaS
6 23 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (0.92%) GitHub
8 18 (0.79%) IaaS
9 16 (0.70%) npm
10 13 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
11 11 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
12 10 (0.44%) OneDrive
13 8 (0.35%) OpenShift
14 6 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
15 4 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
15 4 (0.18%) IBM Blueworks
16 3 (0.13%) Amazon Kinesis
16 3 (0.13%) BrowserStack
16 3 (0.13%) Google Analytics
16 3 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 59 (2.59%) Firewall
2 45 (1.97%) TCP/IP
3 43 (1.89%) DNS
4 38 (1.67%) WAN
5 34 (1.49%) LAN
6 30 (1.32%) SAN
7 27 (1.18%) Internet
8 24 (1.05%) HTTP
9 21 (0.92%) VPN
10 19 (0.83%) iSCSI
11 17 (0.75%) Intranet
11 17 (0.75%) Skype
12 16 (0.70%) Unified Communications
13 14 (0.61%) DSL
14 13 (0.57%) Network Security
15 12 (0.53%) DHCP
16 11 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
17 10 (0.44%) VLAN
18 9 (0.39%) IP Telephony
18 9 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (5.57%) SQL Server
2 63 (2.76%) Big Data
3 59 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
4 46 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 43 (1.89%) Hadoop
6 41 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 36 (1.58%) Relational Database
8 29 (1.27%) Power BI
9 28 (1.23%) Oracle Database
10 26 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
11 22 (0.96%) NoSQL
12 21 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
13 20 (0.88%) MySQL
14 19 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
15 18 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 16 (0.70%) QlikView
17 15 (0.66%) MS Access
18 13 (0.57%) SAP Data Services
18 13 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
18 13 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 119 (5.22%) Git (software)
2 92 (4.03%) Jenkins
3 88 (3.86%) JIRA
4 42 (1.84%) Selenium
5 39 (1.71%) Visual Studio
6 36 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
8 21 (0.92%) WebDriver
9 20 (0.88%) Maven
9 20 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
10 19 (0.83%) MSTest
11 18 (0.79%) Cucumber
11 18 (0.79%) Subversion
12 16 (0.70%) Axure RP
13 13 (0.57%) SonarQube
14 12 (0.53%) Jasmine
14 12 (0.53%) JUnit
15 10 (0.44%) git-flow
15 10 (0.44%) Mocha
16 9 (0.39%) TeamCity
General
1 154 (6.75%) Telecoms
2 153 (6.71%) Banking
3 113 (4.95%) Marketing
4 110 (4.82%) Retail
5 74 (3.24%) Manufacturing
6 66 (2.89%) Legal
7 54 (2.37%) Billing
8 37 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
9 36 (1.58%) Electronics
10 29 (1.27%) Financial Institution
11 28 (1.23%) Back Office
12 21 (0.92%) Advertising
13 20 (0.88%) Automotive
14 19 (0.83%) General Ledger
15 18 (0.79%) German Language
16 15 (0.66%) Investment Banking
17 13 (0.57%) Aerospace
18 12 (0.53%) Mandarin Language
19 9 (0.39%) Law
20 8 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 475 (20.82%) Analyst
2 404 (17.71%) Developer
3 270 (11.84%) Project Manager
4 175 (7.67%) Business Analyst
5 133 (5.83%) Consultant
6 111 (4.87%) Architect
7 106 (4.65%) Java Developer
8 99 (4.34%) .NET Developer
9 74 (3.24%) Financial Analyst
10 73 (3.20%) Data Analyst
11 57 (2.50%) C# Developer
12 53 (2.32%) IT Manager
13 50 (2.19%) C# .NET Developer
14 48 (2.10%) Solutions Architect
15 45 (1.97%) Coordinator
16 43 (1.89%) Senior Developer
17 42 (1.84%) Tester
18 41 (1.80%) Scrum Master
18 41 (1.80%) Test Manager
19 40 (1.75%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (8.81%) .NET
2 123 (5.39%) AngularJS
3 118 (5.17%) HTML
4 109 (4.78%) CSS
4 109 (4.78%) Spring
5 85 (3.73%) ASP.NET
6 72 (3.16%) .NET Framework
7 59 (2.59%) Middleware
7 59 (2.59%) REST
7 59 (2.59%) RESTful
8 58 (2.54%) ASP.NET Web API
9 55 (2.41%) React
9 55 (2.41%) Web Services
10 54 (2.37%) .NET Core
11 53 (2.32%) ASP.NET MVC
12 50 (2.19%) Spring Boot
13 48 (2.10%) HTML5
14 47 (2.06%) Entity Framework
15 45 (1.97%) Angular 2
16 44 (1.93%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 178 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
3 70 (3.07%) Greenfield Project
4 64 (2.81%) User Experience
5 54 (2.37%) Management Information System
6 51 (2.24%) Data Centre
7 44 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
8 40 (1.75%) Fintech
9 24 (1.05%) Virtual Team
10 20 (0.88%) Mobile App
11 19 (0.83%) NHS
12 17 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
13 14 (0.61%) Data Structures
14 13 (0.57%) Public Cloud
15 11 (0.48%) Algorithms
15 11 (0.48%) PKI
16 9 (0.39%) PMI
16 9 (0.39%) Social Media
17 8 (0.35%) Smart Meter
18 7 (0.31%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 191 (8.37%) Windows
2 107 (4.69%) Linux
3 88 (3.86%) Unix
4 63 (2.76%) Windows Server
5 39 (1.71%) Windows 10
6 38 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 35 (1.53%) Windows 7
8 33 (1.45%) Android
9 26 (1.14%) Apple iOS
10 25 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (0.44%) Mac OS X
12 10 (0.44%) Solaris
13 6 (0.26%) AIX
13 6 (0.26%) Data ONTAP
14 4 (0.18%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.088%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.088%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.044%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 628 (27.53%) Agile Software Development
2 328 (14.38%) Project Management
3 249 (10.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 199 (8.72%) Scrum
5 172 (7.54%) Migration
6 161 (7.06%) Test Automation
7 152 (6.66%) Business Intelligence
8 151 (6.62%) Problem-Solving
9 138 (6.05%) PRINCE2
10 129 (5.66%) DevOps
11 128 (5.61%) SDLC
12 124 (5.44%) ITIL
12 124 (5.44%) TDD
13 122 (5.35%) ERP
14 111 (4.87%) Business Analysis
15 107 (4.69%) Change Management
16 103 (4.52%) Programme Management
17 101 (4.43%) MVC
18 94 (4.12%) User Acceptance Testing
19 88 (3.86%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 312 (13.68%) SQL
2 212 (9.29%) Java
3 191 (8.37%) C#
4 184 (8.07%) JavaScript
5 91 (3.99%) PowerShell
6 55 (2.41%) T-SQL
7 48 (2.10%) Python
8 46 (2.02%) Java 8
9 32 (1.40%) Perl
10 31 (1.36%) VBA
11 29 (1.27%) C
12 24 (1.05%) PL/SQL
12 24 (1.05%) Shell Script
13 22 (0.96%) TypeScript
14 20 (0.88%) PHP
15 18 (0.79%) Groovy
16 13 (0.57%) Scala
17 12 (0.53%) VB
18 11 (0.48%) Bash Shell
19 10 (0.44%) C++
Qualifications
1 175 (7.67%) Degree
2 113 (4.95%) Security Cleared
3 96 (4.21%) SC Cleared
4 34 (1.49%) PMP
5 31 (1.36%) PMI Certification
6 28 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (1.10%) DV Cleared
8 24 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 21 (0.92%) ACCA
9 21 (0.92%) MCSE
10 17 (0.75%) ISEB
11 16 (0.70%) CIMA
11 16 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 15 (0.66%) CISSP
12 15 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 13 (0.57%) APMP
14 12 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 10 (0.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 9 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
16 9 (0.39%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (5.57%) PMO
2 97 (4.25%) QA
3 58 (2.54%) SLA
4 39 (1.71%) Data Quality
5 33 (1.45%) GDPR
6 22 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 19 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 18 (0.79%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.31%) GxP
10 6 (0.26%) IFRS
11 5 (0.22%) COBIT
11 5 (0.22%) RMADS
12 4 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
13 3 (0.13%) DO-178B
13 3 (0.13%) MiFID
13 3 (0.13%) P3O
14 2 (0.088%) GAAP
14 2 (0.088%) JSP 440
14 2 (0.088%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 152 (6.66%) Active Directory
2 86 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (2.15%) Docker
4 39 (1.71%) XenApp
5 37 (1.62%) XenDesktop
6 33 (1.45%) vSphere
7 21 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (0.83%) NFS
9 17 (0.75%) HDFS
10 16 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 13 (0.57%) Hyper-V
12 10 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
13 9 (0.39%) OpenAM
14 8 (0.35%) vCloud
15 6 (0.26%) Apache Flume
15 6 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
15 6 (0.26%) VMware NSX
16 5 (0.22%) Firmware
16 5 (0.22%) OpenDJ
17 3 (0.13%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 69 (3.02%) SCCM
2 29 (1.27%) Kubernetes
3 27 (1.18%) Ansible
4 25 (1.10%) Puppet
5 22 (0.96%) Hadoop YARN
5 22 (0.96%) vRealize
6 19 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
7 18 (0.79%) Red Hat Satellite
8 17 (0.75%) SELinux
9 11 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 10 (0.44%) HP ALM
11 9 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
13 7 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
13 7 (0.31%) Terraform
13 7 (0.31%) vCenter Server
14 6 (0.26%) AirWatch
15 5 (0.22%) NetBackup
15 5 (0.22%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 363 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 243 (10.65%) Oracle
3 231 (10.13%) SAP
4 124 (5.44%) VMware
5 80 (3.51%) Citrix
6 39 (1.71%) Red Hat
7 36 (1.58%) IBM
8 33 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
9 32 (1.40%) HP
9 32 (1.40%) Workday
10 28 (1.23%) Tableau
11 27 (1.18%) Cisco
12 26 (1.14%) Apple
13 21 (0.92%) ServiceNow
14 15 (0.66%) Avaya
14 15 (0.66%) NetApp
15 14 (0.61%) EMC
16 13 (0.57%) Cloudera
16 13 (0.57%) JD Edwards
16 13 (0.57%) Remedy