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 3 months to 22 March 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
England / South East
Rank 3 2 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2  
Contract jobs citing Finance 1241 1453 1495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.13% 15.93% 15.38%
As % of the General category 46.41% 46.10% 44.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 751 948 854
Median daily rate £425 £418 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.79% +1.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 22 24
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £22.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -2.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.85 £152.50 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year +37.93% +20.83%  

Finance is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2674 3152 3380
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 34.75% 34.57% 34.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1456 1718 1734
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 124 84
Median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.71% +30.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.05 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.67 £30.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.57% +22.00%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Finance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +2 310 £450 +5.88% 91
Berkshire +3 258 £450 +5.88% 70
Buckinghamshire -3 224 £400 - 32
Hampshire -3 164 £400 -5.88% 72
West Sussex +5 82 £438 +9.37% 29
Oxfordshire -2 63 £400 -3.03% 27
Kent -4 49 £430 +14.66% 16
East Sussex +1 47 £419 +19.64% 7
Middlesex +4 15 £484 +16.62%
Home Counties -2 5 £400 -68.00%
Thames Valley - 2 £623 -
Sussex +4 1 £475 +90.00% 2
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, 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.

1 438 (19.08%) Agile Software Development
2 411 (17.90%) Oracle
3 375 (16.33%) Project Management
4 322 (14.02%) SQL
5 318 (13.85%) Microsoft
6 275 (11.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 253 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
8 231 (10.06%) SAP
9 229 (9.97%) Degree
10 225 (9.80%) Telecoms
11 224 (9.76%) Banking
12 212 (9.23%) MS Excel
13 211 (9.19%) PRINCE2
14 191 (8.32%) Java
15 180 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
16 175 (7.62%) Security Cleared
17 171 (7.45%) Marketing
18 168 (7.32%) Scrum
19 167 (7.27%) Linux
20 166 (7.23%) Business Analysis
21 165 (7.19%) PMO
22 164 (7.14%) Change Management
23 161 (7.01%) Programme Management
24 150 (6.53%) SQL Server
25 148 (6.45%) HTML
25 148 (6.45%) Windows
26 146 (6.36%) MS Office
27 144 (6.27%) JavaScript
27 144 (6.27%) ITIL
27 144 (6.27%) SC Cleared

Finance
Top Related 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 92 (4.01%) SharePoint
2 39 (1.70%) Apache
3 29 (1.26%) Tomcat
4 27 (1.18%) Apache Spark
5 25 (1.09%) JBoss
6 24 (1.05%) SAS
7 23 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
8 22 (0.96%) CMS
8 22 (0.96%) WebSphere
9 21 (0.91%) IIS
10 16 (0.70%) WebLogic
11 15 (0.65%) Confluence
12 10 (0.44%) MS Exchange
12 10 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
13 9 (0.39%) Mule
13 9 (0.39%) Mule ESB
14 6 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
15 5 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 212 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 146 (6.36%) MS Office
3 102 (4.44%) MS Project
4 101 (4.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 67 (2.92%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.48%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.22%) Open Workbench
9 4 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.17%) InVision
10 3 (0.13%) InDesign
11 2 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.044%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.044%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.044%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.044%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 70 (3.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 40 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
2 40 (1.74%) Oracle EBS R12
3 36 (1.57%) Oracle Financials
4 31 (1.35%) Oracle Receivables
5 28 (1.22%) Oracle ERP
6 24 (1.05%) Oracle Payables
7 23 (1.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 22 (0.96%) SAP ERP
9 20 (0.87%) Hyperion Planning
10 18 (0.78%) HFM
11 17 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
11 17 (0.74%) SAP PSCD
12 15 (0.65%) Unit4 Business World
13 13 (0.57%) NetSuite
14 12 (0.52%) SAP FI
15 11 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
15 11 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
16 10 (0.44%) SAP CO
17 9 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 44 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (1.05%) Office 365
3 24 (1.05%) SaaS
4 22 (0.96%) PaaS
5 17 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.61%) IaaS
7 8 (0.35%) Boomi
8 5 (0.22%) CloudSense
8 5 (0.22%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.13%) CallidusCloud
9 3 (0.13%) GitHub
9 3 (0.13%) Heroku
10 2 (0.087%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.087%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.087%) Taleo
10 2 (0.087%) Yammer
11 1 (0.044%) FinancialForce.com
11 1 (0.044%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 56 (2.44%) Firewall
2 43 (1.87%) SAN
3 36 (1.57%) Internet
4 29 (1.26%) DNS
4 29 (1.26%) NAS
5 27 (1.18%) LDAP
6 26 (1.13%) TCP/IP
7 22 (0.96%) LAN
8 21 (0.91%) FTP
8 21 (0.91%) WAN
9 19 (0.83%) Network Security
10 15 (0.65%) HTTP
11 13 (0.57%) VPN
12 12 (0.52%) LTE
12 12 (0.52%) VoIP
13 11 (0.48%) MPLS
14 10 (0.44%) DHCP
14 10 (0.44%) GSM
14 10 (0.44%) WCDMA
14 10 (0.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (6.53%) SQL Server
2 111 (4.83%) Relational Database
3 83 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
4 72 (3.14%) Oracle Database
5 58 (2.53%) Big Data
6 57 (2.48%) Hadoop
7 55 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 39 (1.70%) BusinessObjects
9 38 (1.66%) DB2
10 32 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
11 28 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
12 26 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 25 (1.09%) MySQL
13 25 (1.09%) NoSQL
14 23 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
15 22 (0.96%) HBase
15 22 (0.96%) SAP BW
15 22 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
16 21 (0.91%) Apache Hive
16 21 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 67 (2.92%) Git (software)
2 58 (2.53%) JIRA
3 54 (2.35%) Jenkins
4 42 (1.83%) Selenium
5 33 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (0.96%) Subversion
7 16 (0.70%) Cucumber
8 15 (0.65%) TeamCity
9 14 (0.61%) Android Studio
10 13 (0.57%) Visual Studio
10 13 (0.57%) WebDriver
11 11 (0.48%) Maven
12 10 (0.44%) Xcode
13 9 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
13 9 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
14 8 (0.35%) HP UFT
14 8 (0.35%) JMeter
15 7 (0.30%) JUnit
15 7 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
15 7 (0.30%) ProC
General
1 225 (9.80%) Telecoms
2 224 (9.76%) Banking
3 171 (7.45%) Marketing
4 106 (4.62%) Retail
5 96 (4.18%) Legal
6 95 (4.14%) Manufacturing
7 68 (2.96%) Electronics
8 37 (1.61%) Financial Institution
9 36 (1.57%) Back Office
10 33 (1.44%) General Ledger
11 23 (1.00%) Automotive
11 23 (1.00%) Billing
11 23 (1.00%) Spanish Language
12 21 (0.91%) Advertising
13 20 (0.87%) German Language
14 16 (0.70%) Publishing
15 15 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
16 12 (0.52%) Investment Banking
16 12 (0.52%) Mandarin Language
17 9 (0.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 555 (24.17%) Analyst
2 326 (14.20%) Developer
3 303 (13.20%) Project Manager
4 188 (8.19%) Business Analyst
5 145 (6.32%) Architect
6 114 (4.97%) Consultant
7 111 (4.83%) Financial Analyst
8 94 (4.09%) Systems Analyst
9 84 (3.66%) Administrator
10 74 (3.22%) Oracle Analyst
11 58 (2.53%) Pensions Analyst
12 57 (2.48%) SQL Developer
13 55 (2.40%) Designer
13 55 (2.40%) Java Developer
14 54 (2.35%) IT Manager
15 53 (2.31%) .NET Developer
16 52 (2.26%) Finance Business Analyst
16 52 (2.26%) Service Analyst
17 49 (2.13%) Data Analyst
17 49 (2.13%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (6.45%) HTML
2 132 (5.75%) Web Services
3 109 (4.75%) CSS
4 107 (4.66%) .NET
5 99 (4.31%) XML
6 66 (2.87%) HTML5
7 61 (2.66%) REST
8 60 (2.61%) AngularJS
9 47 (2.05%) jQuery
10 43 (1.87%) CSS3
11 41 (1.79%) Spring
12 40 (1.74%) SOAP
13 36 (1.57%) Middleware
14 30 (1.31%) RESTful
15 29 (1.26%) Sass
16 28 (1.22%) .NET Framework
17 27 (1.18%) ASP.NET
18 23 (1.00%) ASP.NET Web API
19 22 (0.96%) React
20 21 (0.91%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 253 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (3.01%) Data Centre
3 63 (2.74%) Management Information System
4 49 (2.13%) User Experience
5 42 (1.83%) Mobile App
6 33 (1.44%) Computer Science
7 25 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
8 24 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
9 17 (0.74%) Mobile Banking
10 16 (0.70%) PMI
11 14 (0.61%) Mainframe
12 13 (0.57%) Virtual Team
13 12 (0.52%) Fat Client
13 12 (0.52%) Thin Client
14 11 (0.48%) AS400
14 11 (0.48%) iSeries
15 10 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
15 10 (0.44%) NHS
16 9 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 9 (0.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 167 (7.27%) Linux
2 148 (6.45%) Windows
3 131 (5.71%) Unix
4 40 (1.74%) Solaris
5 36 (1.57%) Windows Server
6 35 (1.52%) Android
7 34 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (1.18%) AIX
10 27 (1.18%) Windows 7
11 20 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (0.74%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.35%) Windows 10
13 8 (0.35%) zOS
14 7 (0.30%) HPUX
15 6 (0.26%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.22%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.17%) MVS
18 3 (0.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (19.08%) Agile Software Development
2 375 (16.33%) Project Management
3 275 (11.98%) Stakeholder Management
4 211 (9.19%) PRINCE2
5 180 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
6 168 (7.32%) Scrum
7 166 (7.23%) Business Analysis
8 164 (7.14%) Change Management
9 161 (7.01%) Programme Management
10 144 (6.27%) ITIL
11 125 (5.44%) Data Analysis
12 123 (5.36%) SDLC
13 121 (5.27%) ERP
14 111 (4.83%) Migration
15 95 (4.14%) CRM
16 94 (4.09%) ETL
16 94 (4.09%) TDD
17 91 (3.96%) OO
18 90 (3.92%) Analytics
19 88 (3.83%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 322 (14.02%) SQL
2 191 (8.32%) Java
3 144 (6.27%) JavaScript
4 97 (4.22%) C#
5 84 (3.66%) Python
6 49 (2.13%) PL/SQL
7 48 (2.09%) C
8 41 (1.79%) T-SQL
9 38 (1.66%) Shell Script
10 26 (1.13%) PHP
11 23 (1.00%) PowerShell
12 21 (0.91%) Perl
13 18 (0.78%) Scala
14 16 (0.70%) VB
15 15 (0.65%) Bash Shell
15 15 (0.65%) VBA
16 13 (0.57%) Apex Code
16 13 (0.57%) Apple Swift
16 13 (0.57%) Ruby
17 10 (0.44%) C++
Qualifications
1 229 (9.97%) Degree
2 175 (7.62%) Security Cleared
3 144 (6.27%) SC Cleared
4 48 (2.09%) PMI Certification
5 42 (1.83%) PMP
6 39 (1.70%) ISEB
7 35 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 32 (1.39%) DV Cleared
9 29 (1.26%) ISTQB
10 28 (1.22%) APMP
10 28 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 28 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 27 (1.18%) ACCA
12 24 (1.05%) CIMA
13 20 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (0.78%) CCA
14 18 (0.78%) MCP
15 16 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (0.65%) MCSE
17 14 (0.61%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (7.19%) PMO
2 108 (4.70%) QA
3 39 (1.70%) SLA
4 30 (1.31%) PCI DSS
5 27 (1.18%) Data Quality
6 20 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 19 (0.83%) IFRS
8 18 (0.78%) GDPR
9 17 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 14 (0.61%) GAAP
11 13 (0.57%) Solvency II
12 12 (0.52%) PA-DSS
13 9 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
13 9 (0.39%) IFRS 9
14 7 (0.30%) P3O
15 4 (0.17%) ISO 9000
15 4 (0.17%) SDET
16 3 (0.13%) COBIT
16 3 (0.13%) GMP
16 3 (0.13%) ISO22301
System Software
1 74 (3.22%) Active Directory
2 33 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (1.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 24 (1.05%) Veritas File System
4 19 (0.83%) Docker
5 16 (0.70%) XenApp
6 14 (0.61%) Hyper-V
7 13 (0.57%) HDFS
7 13 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (0.57%) vSphere
7 13 (0.57%) XenDesktop
8 12 (0.52%) NFS
9 10 (0.44%) VMware ESX
10 8 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.30%) Apache Flume
12 5 (0.22%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.13%) Samba
14 3 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (0.96%) NetBackup
3 20 (0.87%) SCCM
4 16 (0.70%) Tivoli
5 13 (0.57%) Ansible
5 13 (0.57%) Nessus
6 11 (0.48%) Oozie
6 11 (0.48%) Puppet
7 9 (0.39%) CA Wily
7 9 (0.39%) Nagios
7 9 (0.39%) WSUS
8 8 (0.35%) SCOM
9 7 (0.30%) Amdocs OSS
9 7 (0.30%) EMC Navisphere
9 7 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.30%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 6 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
10 6 (0.26%) Netcool
10 6 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (0.22%) Control-M
Vendors
1 411 (17.90%) Oracle
2 318 (13.85%) Microsoft
3 231 (10.06%) SAP
4 93 (4.05%) VMware
5 64 (2.79%) HP
6 61 (2.66%) Red Hat
7 60 (2.61%) Cisco
8 52 (2.26%) IBM
9 50 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
10 39 (1.70%) Citrix
11 38 (1.66%) Hyperion
12 36 (1.57%) NetApp
13 30 (1.31%) Symantec
14 29 (1.26%) Remedy
14 29 (1.26%) Sun
15 26 (1.13%) Veritas
16 25 (1.09%) Adobe
16 25 (1.09%) Cognos
17 23 (1.00%) CheckPoint
17 23 (1.00%) F5
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Folkestone, Kent
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Folkestone, Kent
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Montash
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Surrey
JM
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Stott & May
Rate: £390 - £415 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Surrey
JM
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Fuse
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £700 per day +
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hove, East Sussex
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £495 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Sussex
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday