Period
to 26 January 2021

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 2021 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 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 12 8 4
Rank change year-on-year -4 -4 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 450 1,404 2,217
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 10.34% 12.42% 14.01%
As % of the General category 30.59% 38.73% 42.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 904 1,536
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £240 £265
90th Percentile £713 £675 £625
England median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 21 58
Median hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.25% -47.54% +35.56%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £12.72
90th Percentile £57.95 £45.25 £63.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% -10.00% +18.47%

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 1,471 3,625 5,177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.80% 32.07% 32.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 808 2,083 3,007
Median daily rate £450 £446 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.90% -0.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £241 £225 £260
90th Percentile £650 £625 £606
England median daily rate £500 £485 £490
% change year-on-year +3.09% -1.02% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 167 185
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.95% -22.64% +32.50%
10th Percentile £10.25 £12.96 £11.85
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £52.18
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -2.44% -3.45%

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 January 2021.

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 January 2021.

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 2021. 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 -3 171 £450 -5.26% 83
Berkshire 0 111 £475 +5.56% 37
Hampshire -10 89 £500 +5.26% 50
Surrey 0 82 £575 +15.00% 49
Buckinghamshire -6 49 £455 -5.21% 23
West Sussex -5 35 £450 +26.32% 20
Kent -5 14 £469 +8.38% 15
Oxfordshire -3 11 £350 -40.17% 23
East Sussex -9 7 £300 -40.00% 8
Sussex +4 3 £300 -33.33% 3
Middlesex +2 2 £700 +12.36% 2
Home Counties - 1 - -
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2021, 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.

1 108 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (19.56%) SAP
3 86 (19.11%) Business Intelligence
3 86 (19.11%) Telecoms
4 78 (17.33%) Programme Management
5 75 (16.67%) Project Management
5 75 (16.67%) Marketing
5 75 (16.67%) Public Sector
6 71 (15.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 59 (13.11%) Manufacturing
8 57 (12.67%) Electronics
9 56 (12.44%) Digital Marketing
10 51 (11.33%) Migration
11 45 (10.00%) Microsoft
12 44 (9.78%) SQL
12 44 (9.78%) Oracle
12 44 (9.78%) Security Cleared
13 41 (9.11%) Scrum
13 41 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
14 36 (8.00%) DevOps
14 36 (8.00%) NHS
15 35 (7.78%) Analytics
16 34 (7.56%) Problem-Solving
17 33 (7.33%) ITIL
18 32 (7.11%) Microsoft Excel
18 32 (7.11%) Azure
18 32 (7.11%) Business Case
19 31 (6.89%) Degree
20 30 (6.67%) SC Cleared
20 30 (6.67%) 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 13 (2.89%) IIS
2 11 (2.44%) Jadu
2 11 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.11%) Confluence
4 4 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.44%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.22%) CICS
7 1 (0.22%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 32 (7.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (2.44%) Chatbot
3 11 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (2.22%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.22%) Figma
5 1 (0.22%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (4.67%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (4.00%) NetSuite
3 10 (2.22%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (2.00%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (1.33%) SAP FI
6 5 (1.11%) SAP CO
6 5 (1.11%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.89%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.89%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.67%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.22%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.22%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.22%) SAP GRC
9 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.22%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 32 (7.11%) Azure
2 25 (5.56%) Office 365
3 19 (4.22%) Power Platform
4 15 (3.33%) AWS
5 13 (2.89%) SaaS
6 9 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.89%) GCP
8 4 (0.89%) PaaS
9 3 (0.67%) GitHub
9 3 (0.67%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.67%) Serverless
9 3 (0.67%) WhatsApp
9 3 (0.67%) Yammer
10 2 (0.44%) Amazon ECS
10 2 (0.44%) Amazon EKS
10 2 (0.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.44%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.44%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.56%) DNS
2 15 (3.33%) DHCP
3 8 (1.78%) Firewall
4 7 (1.56%) DMZ
5 5 (1.11%) LAN
6 4 (0.89%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.89%) MPLS
6 4 (0.89%) Skype
7 3 (0.67%) 5G
7 3 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.44%) 4G
8 2 (0.44%) Internet
8 2 (0.44%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.44%) VoIP
8 2 (0.44%) WAN
9 1 (0.22%) Broadband
9 1 (0.22%) HTTP
9 1 (0.22%) PBX
9 1 (0.22%) VPN
9 1 (0.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.11%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.33%) Power BI
3 13 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (2.44%) SAP BW
4 11 (2.44%) Tableau
5 7 (1.56%) SAP HANA
6 6 (1.33%) Data Lake
7 5 (1.11%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.89%) Electronic Patient Records
8 4 (0.89%) IBM InfoSphere
8 4 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.67%) DataStage
9 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.44%) Big Data
10 2 (0.44%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.44%) Essbase
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 13 (2.89%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.00%) JIRA
3 6 (1.33%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.11%) Selenium
5 4 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.67%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.67%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.44%) Cypress.io
7 2 (0.44%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.44%) Spinnaker
7 2 (0.44%) webpack
8 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.22%) git-flow
8 1 (0.22%) GitLab
8 1 (0.22%) Gradle
8 1 (0.22%) JUnit
8 1 (0.22%) Postman
8 1 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.22%) Toad
General
1 86 (19.11%) Telecoms
2 75 (16.67%) Marketing
2 75 (16.67%) Public Sector
3 59 (13.11%) Manufacturing
4 57 (12.67%) Electronics
5 19 (4.22%) Automotive
5 19 (4.22%) Banking
6 17 (3.78%) Legal
7 16 (3.56%) Local Government
8 11 (2.44%) Financial Institution
8 11 (2.44%) Law
9 8 (1.78%) Retail
10 4 (0.89%) Billing
11 3 (0.67%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.67%) German Language
11 3 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.44%) Brand Awareness
13 1 (0.22%) Fire and Rescue
13 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 79 (17.56%) Analyst
2 63 (14.00%) Project Manager
3 36 (8.00%) Developer
4 33 (7.33%) Architect
5 27 (6.00%) Consultant
6 26 (5.78%) Business Analyst
7 23 (5.11%) Programme Manager
8 14 (3.11%) Senior Manager
9 13 (2.89%) Data Analyst
9 13 (2.89%) IT Manager
10 12 (2.67%) Service Manager
11 11 (2.44%) Support Engineer
11 11 (2.44%) Team Leader
12 10 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (2.22%) Test Manager
13 9 (2.00%) .NET Developer
13 9 (2.00%) SAP Consultant
13 9 (2.00%) Security Manager
13 9 (2.00%) Technical Manager
14 8 (1.78%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.67%) .NET
2 20 (4.44%) HTML
3 18 (4.00%) CSS
3 18 (4.00%) Web Services
4 13 (2.89%) CSS3
4 13 (2.89%) HTML5
4 13 (2.89%) RESTful
5 12 (2.67%) JSON
6 11 (2.44%) .NET Core
6 11 (2.44%) Twig
7 9 (2.00%) AngularJS
8 8 (1.78%) .NET Framework
8 8 (1.78%) React
8 8 (1.78%) REST
8 8 (1.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (1.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 5 (1.11%) jQuery
10 5 (1.11%) Node.js
10 5 (1.11%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (8.00%) NHS
3 21 (4.67%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.89%) Data Centre
5 12 (2.67%) Social Media
6 9 (2.00%) Public Cloud
7 8 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.56%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.33%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.89%) CMDB
10 4 (0.89%) User Experience
11 2 (0.44%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (0.44%) Freedom of Information
11 2 (0.44%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.44%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.44%) iSeries
11 2 (0.44%) SystemC
12 1 (0.22%) Cybercrime
12 1 (0.22%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.22%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 30 (6.67%) Windows
2 14 (3.11%) Unix
3 7 (1.56%) Linux
3 7 (1.56%) Solaris
3 7 (1.56%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.11%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.89%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.67%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.22%) Android
7 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (19.11%) Business Intelligence
3 78 (17.33%) Programme Management
4 75 (16.67%) Project Management
5 71 (15.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 56 (12.44%) Digital Marketing
7 51 (11.33%) Migration
8 41 (9.11%) Scrum
9 36 (8.00%) DevOps
10 35 (7.78%) Analytics
11 34 (7.56%) Problem-Solving
12 33 (7.33%) ITIL
13 32 (7.11%) Business Case
14 30 (6.67%) ERP
14 30 (6.67%) PRINCE2
15 27 (6.00%) Change Management
16 26 (5.78%) Risk Management
17 25 (5.56%) Data Migration
17 25 (5.56%) Project Delivery
18 24 (5.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (9.78%) SQL
2 22 (4.89%) JavaScript
3 17 (3.78%) Java
3 17 (3.78%) Python
4 16 (3.56%) C#
5 12 (2.67%) C
5 12 (2.67%) PowerShell
6 11 (2.44%) PHP
7 5 (1.11%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.89%) Java 8
8 4 (0.89%) R
9 3 (0.67%) Apex Code
9 3 (0.67%) C++
9 3 (0.67%) ES6
10 2 (0.44%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.44%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.22%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.22%) ES7
11 1 (0.22%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.22%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 44 (9.78%) Security Cleared
2 31 (6.89%) Degree
3 30 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.89%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.78%) CIMA
6 6 (1.33%) ACCA
6 6 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (1.11%) APMP
7 5 (1.11%) CCA
7 5 (1.11%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.11%) PMP
7 5 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.67%) CCAB
9 3 (0.67%) CCNP
9 3 (0.67%) MBA
10 2 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.44%) HNC
10 2 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.67%) GDPR
2 20 (4.44%) SLA
3 14 (3.11%) PMO
4 13 (2.89%) Data Quality
5 10 (2.22%) QA
6 6 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.44%) COBIT
8 2 (0.44%) IFRS
8 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.22%) Dublin Core
9 1 (0.22%) GAAP
9 1 (0.22%) GxP
9 1 (0.22%) NEBOSH
9 1 (0.22%) NIST
9 1 (0.22%) P3O
9 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (5.78%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.89%) Docker
3 11 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.56%) Firmware
5 2 (0.44%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.22%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (2.89%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.78%) SCCM
2 8 (1.78%) Single Sign-On
3 7 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (1.11%) Foglight
4 5 (1.11%) Terraform
5 2 (0.44%) Control-M
5 2 (0.44%) Kibana
5 2 (0.44%) Puppet
5 2 (0.44%) SCOM
6 1 (0.22%) CASB
6 1 (0.22%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 88 (19.56%) SAP
2 45 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 44 (9.78%) Oracle
4 24 (5.33%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (2.89%) VMware
6 10 (2.22%) ServiceNow
7 9 (2.00%) Citrix
8 8 (1.78%) Workday
9 7 (1.56%) Splunk
10 6 (1.33%) Ariba
10 6 (1.33%) CheckPoint
10 6 (1.33%) IBM
11 5 (1.11%) Guidewire
11 5 (1.11%) webMethods
12 4 (0.89%) CA
12 4 (0.89%) Cisco
12 4 (0.89%) Hyperion
12 4 (0.89%) MuleSoft
12 4 (0.89%) Snow
13 3 (0.67%) Progress