Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 2,579 2,474 2,679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.44% 16.07% 14.84%
As % of the General category 47.40% 45.87% 44.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,612 1,574 1,824
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +1.84%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £255
90th Percentile £612 £575 £562
England median daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 36 55
South East median hourly rate £26.00 £26.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.50% -8.57%
10th Percentile £13.67 £12.88 £10.97
90th Percentile £70.09 £49.45 £56.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £29.69 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.80% +38.09% +17.36%

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 5,441 5,394 6,072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.58% 35.04% 33.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,991 2,970 3,396
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 219 232
South East median hourly rate £32.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.00% - +15.85%
10th Percentile £12.79 £11.41 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.73 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £26.78 £25.00 £26.93
% change year-on-year +7.10% -7.15% +19.67%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 20 May 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 0 953 £425 - 224
Surrey -2 700 £500 +11.11% 140
Berkshire -2 483 £450 +2.86% 132
Hampshire +5 465 £425 +12.58% 109
Buckinghamshire +1 372 £425 +6.25% 58
West Sussex +2 221 £425 - 55
Kent +3 113 £490 +12.64% 56
Oxfordshire -11 100 £430 -1.83% 34
East Sussex 0 70 £400 -11.11% 27
Middlesex -10 20 £350 -26.32%
Sussex 0 6 £475 +11.76%
Home Counties +5 2 - -
Isle of Wight - 2 - -
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 775 (30.05%) Agile Software Development
2 406 (15.74%) Project Management
3 337 (13.07%) Oracle
4 324 (12.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 304 (11.79%) SQL
6 296 (11.48%) Microsoft
7 272 (10.55%) Degree
8 265 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
9 260 (10.08%) SAP
10 252 (9.77%) Scrum
11 250 (9.69%) Java
12 219 (8.49%) Telecoms
13 200 (7.75%) Microsoft Excel
14 198 (7.68%) Banking
15 195 (7.56%) PRINCE2
16 194 (7.52%) Linux
17 190 (7.37%) Jenkins
17 190 (7.37%) Problem-Solving
18 177 (6.86%) Retail
19 173 (6.71%) JavaScript
20 172 (6.67%) ITIL
21 166 (6.44%) Unix
22 163 (6.32%) TDD
22 163 (6.32%) PMO
23 159 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
24 156 (6.05%) SQL Server
25 154 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
26 153 (5.93%) Test Automation
27 152 (5.89%) Windows
27 152 (5.89%) 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 79 (3.06%) Apache Spark
2 66 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 54 (2.09%) Apache
4 52 (2.02%) Confluence
5 38 (1.47%) CMS
6 29 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
6 29 (1.12%) Tomcat
7 27 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
7 27 (1.05%) GemFire
8 21 (0.81%) SAS
9 18 (0.70%) JBoss
10 13 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (0.50%) IIS
11 11 (0.43%) Documentum
12 10 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 10 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
13 9 (0.35%) MS Exchange
13 9 (0.35%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.27%) Apache Pig
14 7 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 200 (7.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 154 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
3 102 (3.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 95 (3.68%) Microsoft Project
5 52 (2.02%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.47%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.27%) InDesign
10 3 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.12%) InVision
10 3 (0.12%) Simulink
11 1 (0.039%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.039%) GIMP
11 1 (0.039%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.039%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.039%) PTC Creo
11 1 (0.039%) Revit
11 1 (0.039%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 51 (1.98%) SAP FI
2 33 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
2 33 (1.28%) SAP CO
3 32 (1.24%) SAP ERP
4 31 (1.20%) SAP FI/CO
5 29 (1.12%) Oracle Payables
6 26 (1.01%) Oracle Receivables
6 26 (1.01%) SAP PSCD
7 24 (0.93%) SAP S/4HANA
8 23 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
9 17 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
9 17 (0.66%) SAP BPC
9 17 (0.66%) Sonata
10 16 (0.62%) Magento
11 15 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
12 14 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
12 14 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
12 14 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
12 14 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
13 11 (0.43%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 105 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 95 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (1.98%) PaaS
4 41 (1.59%) Office 365
5 35 (1.36%) OpenShift
6 29 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
7 22 (0.85%) SaaS
8 21 (0.81%) IaaS
9 17 (0.66%) GitHub
10 15 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
11 12 (0.47%) npm
12 9 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.23%) NuGet
14 5 (0.19%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.19%) Google Analytics
15 4 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
15 4 (0.16%) FinancialForce
16 3 (0.12%) Amazon Glacier
16 3 (0.12%) Boomi
16 3 (0.12%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 47 (1.82%) Firewall
2 33 (1.28%) Internet
3 31 (1.20%) TCP/IP
4 30 (1.16%) SAN
5 29 (1.12%) DNS
6 25 (0.97%) WAN
7 24 (0.93%) VPN
8 22 (0.85%) Kerberos
9 21 (0.81%) LAN
10 14 (0.54%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (0.54%) NAS
10 14 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (0.43%) DHCP
12 10 (0.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 10 (0.39%) Network Security
12 10 (0.39%) VLAN
13 9 (0.35%) BGP
13 9 (0.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 9 (0.35%) MPLS
13 9 (0.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (6.05%) SQL Server
2 127 (4.92%) Big Data
3 103 (3.99%) Relational Database
4 76 (2.95%) Hadoop
5 62 (2.40%) Oracle Database
6 53 (2.06%) MongoDB
7 52 (2.02%) MySQL
8 50 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
9 49 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
10 39 (1.51%) Power BI
10 39 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 38 (1.47%) RDBMS
12 37 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
13 35 (1.36%) SAP BW
13 35 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 33 (1.28%) SAP Data Services
15 29 (1.12%) HBase
16 28 (1.09%) NoSQL
16 28 (1.09%) Redis
17 26 (1.01%) DB2
Development Applications
1 190 (7.37%) Jenkins
2 133 (5.16%) Git (software)
3 126 (4.89%) JIRA
4 57 (2.21%) Selenium
5 56 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 38 (1.47%) Cucumber
7 34 (1.32%) Subversion
8 30 (1.16%) Visual Studio
9 27 (1.05%) TeamCity
10 24 (0.93%) SonarQube
11 22 (0.85%) JUnit
11 22 (0.85%) Maven
12 19 (0.74%) GitLab
12 19 (0.74%) Protractor
12 19 (0.74%) ReSharper
12 19 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
13 18 (0.70%) Bitbucket
14 17 (0.66%) HP UFT
14 17 (0.66%) WebDriver
15 15 (0.58%) Eclipse
General
1 219 (8.49%) Telecoms
2 198 (7.68%) Banking
3 177 (6.86%) Retail
4 121 (4.69%) Marketing
5 72 (2.79%) Manufacturing
6 67 (2.60%) Legal
7 53 (2.06%) Billing
8 41 (1.59%) General Ledger
9 40 (1.55%) Financial Institution
10 31 (1.20%) Back Office
10 31 (1.20%) Electronics
11 29 (1.12%) Advertising
12 25 (0.97%) Retail Banking
13 21 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
14 20 (0.78%) Spanish Language
15 18 (0.70%) Mandarin Language
16 13 (0.50%) Automotive
16 13 (0.50%) Digital Economy
17 11 (0.43%) German Language
17 11 (0.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 491 (19.04%) Analyst
2 462 (17.91%) Developer
3 371 (14.39%) Project Manager
4 184 (7.13%) Business Analyst
5 173 (6.71%) Consultant
6 121 (4.69%) Architect
6 121 (4.69%) Java Developer
7 73 (2.83%) Financial Analyst
8 71 (2.75%) SAP Consultant
9 66 (2.56%) .NET Developer
10 65 (2.52%) IT Manager
11 59 (2.29%) Senior Manager
12 57 (2.21%) Coordinator
13 52 (2.02%) Administrator
13 52 (2.02%) Senior Developer
14 51 (1.98%) Service Analyst
15 49 (1.90%) Test Analyst
16 47 (1.82%) Angular Developer
16 47 (1.82%) PMO Analyst
17 46 (1.78%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (5.39%) Web Services
2 125 (4.85%) .NET
2 125 (4.85%) AngularJS
3 124 (4.81%) HTML
4 119 (4.61%) Spring
5 115 (4.46%) RESTful
6 104 (4.03%) CSS
7 102 (3.96%) REST
8 80 (3.10%) Kafka
8 80 (3.10%) Spring Boot
9 72 (2.79%) RabbitMQ
10 64 (2.48%) Middleware
11 60 (2.33%) JSON
12 53 (2.06%) XML
13 50 (1.94%) jQuery
14 49 (1.90%) ASP.NET
15 47 (1.82%) Spark Streaming
16 44 (1.71%) J2EE
17 43 (1.67%) .NET Framework
18 40 (1.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 265 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (3.26%) Management Information System
3 75 (2.91%) User Experience
4 59 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
5 58 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
6 54 (2.09%) Data Centre
7 51 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
8 38 (1.47%) Computer Science
8 38 (1.47%) Virtual Team
9 34 (1.32%) Data Structures
10 29 (1.12%) Mainframe
11 26 (1.01%) Mobile App
12 25 (0.97%) Fintech
13 14 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
14 13 (0.50%) Smartphone
15 11 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
15 11 (0.43%) Public Cloud
16 10 (0.39%) IVR
17 9 (0.35%) FMCG
17 9 (0.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 194 (7.52%) Linux
2 166 (6.44%) Unix
3 152 (5.89%) Windows
4 42 (1.63%) Windows Server
5 31 (1.20%) Windows 7
6 30 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (1.12%) Windows 10
8 26 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (0.97%) Solaris
10 20 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (0.70%) Android
11 18 (0.70%) Apple iOS
12 17 (0.66%) AIX
13 9 (0.35%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.27%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.19%) zOS
16 4 (0.16%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.16%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.12%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 775 (30.05%) Agile Software Development
2 406 (15.74%) Project Management
3 324 (12.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 252 (9.77%) Scrum
5 195 (7.56%) PRINCE2
6 190 (7.37%) Problem-Solving
7 172 (6.67%) ITIL
8 163 (6.32%) TDD
9 159 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
10 153 (5.93%) Test Automation
11 152 (5.89%) Migration
12 144 (5.58%) ERP
13 142 (5.51%) Waterfall
14 141 (5.47%) Change Management
15 134 (5.20%) Business Analysis
15 134 (5.20%) SDLC
16 132 (5.12%) DevOps
17 130 (5.04%) Continuous Integration
18 119 (4.61%) E-Commerce
19 117 (4.54%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 304 (11.79%) SQL
2 250 (9.69%) Java
3 173 (6.71%) JavaScript
4 141 (5.47%) C#
5 66 (2.56%) Python
6 45 (1.74%) Shell Script
7 40 (1.55%) PL/SQL
8 37 (1.43%) Ruby
9 34 (1.32%) PHP
10 29 (1.12%) Bash Shell
11 25 (0.97%) C
11 25 (0.97%) VB.NET
12 23 (0.89%) Java 8
13 18 (0.70%) Perl
13 18 (0.70%) PowerShell
14 17 (0.66%) VBA
15 16 (0.62%) T-SQL
16 14 (0.54%) Scala
17 13 (0.50%) Go
17 13 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 272 (10.55%) Degree
2 123 (4.77%) Security Cleared
3 103 (3.99%) SC Cleared
4 79 (3.06%) PMP
5 74 (2.87%) PMI Certification
6 39 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 29 (1.12%) ISTQB
8 24 (0.93%) ISEB
9 22 (0.85%) CCA
10 21 (0.81%) Master's Degree
11 20 (0.78%) DV Cleared
11 20 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 19 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
13 18 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 17 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
14 17 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
15 16 (0.62%) APMP
15 16 (0.62%) CISSP
15 16 (0.62%) PgMP
16 14 (0.54%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (6.32%) PMO
2 105 (4.07%) QA
3 79 (3.06%) GDPR
4 44 (1.71%) SLA
5 34 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 32 (1.24%) PCI DSS
7 19 (0.74%) Data Quality
8 18 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 10 (0.39%) GxP
9 10 (0.39%) NIST 800
10 8 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 7 (0.27%) IFRS
12 5 (0.19%) COBIT
13 4 (0.16%) GCP
13 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 19770
13 4 (0.16%) MiFID
14 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 15288
14 3 (0.12%) P3O
15 1 (0.039%) Actionable Recommendations
15 1 (0.039%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 82 (3.18%) Active Directory
2 60 (2.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 48 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (1.20%) Docker
5 28 (1.09%) HDFS
6 22 (0.85%) XenDesktop
7 16 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (0.58%) Hyper-V
9 13 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
9 13 (0.50%) XenApp
10 11 (0.43%) Apache Flume
11 9 (0.35%) XenServer
12 8 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.19%) NFS
14 5 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 5 (0.19%) VMware NSX
14 5 (0.19%) vSphere
15 2 (0.078%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 56 (2.17%) Hadoop YARN
2 40 (1.55%) Ansible
3 35 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (1.12%) SCCM
5 27 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
6 23 (0.89%) Puppet
7 18 (0.70%) HP ALM
8 13 (0.50%) Red Hat Satellite
9 11 (0.43%) SELinux
9 11 (0.43%) Terraform
10 10 (0.39%) Tivoli
10 10 (0.39%) WSUS
11 9 (0.35%) Kubernetes
12 8 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 7 (0.27%) NetBackup
14 5 (0.19%) Control-M
14 5 (0.19%) MIIS
14 5 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
14 5 (0.19%) Oozie
14 5 (0.19%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 337 (13.07%) Oracle
2 296 (11.48%) Microsoft
3 260 (10.08%) SAP
4 80 (3.10%) VMware
5 52 (2.02%) HP
6 48 (1.86%) IBM
7 38 (1.47%) Red Hat
7 38 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
8 35 (1.36%) Cisco
8 35 (1.36%) Tableau
9 33 (1.28%) Citrix
9 33 (1.28%) Hortonworks
10 26 (1.01%) Adobe
10 26 (1.01%) Workday
11 23 (0.89%) webMethods
12 22 (0.85%) Cloudera
13 21 (0.81%) Cognos
13 21 (0.81%) ServiceNow
14 20 (0.78%) Remedy
15 19 (0.74%) F5