Period
to 20 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 2,673 2,715 2,543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.13% 16.54% 14.51%
As % of the General category 49.75% 45.70% 44.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,754 1,728 1,716
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +5.59%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 35 48
South East median hourly rate £23.25 £20.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.25% +15.94% -23.33%
10th Percentile £13.75 £12.48 £11.14
90th Percentile £53.94 £46.80 £50.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £21.54 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.45% +2.55% -

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 5,373 5,941 5,670
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.43% 36.19% 32.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,076 3,280 3,247
South East median daily rate £438 £420 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +3.07% +1.88%
10th Percentile £261 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 211 216
South East median hourly rate £29.13 £21.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.47% +6.17% +1.25%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.12 £11.10
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £47.25
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% +8.51% +2.17%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 1,015 £436 +2.65% 206
Surrey -2 813 £475 +5.56% 135
Berkshire 0 541 £425 -5.56% 92
Hampshire +3 396 £425 +6.25% 102
Buckinghamshire 0 376 £425 +6.25% 80
West Sussex +7 214 £413 +3.13% 35
Oxfordshire -8 99 £475 +5.56% 35
Kent +1 98 £425 -5.56% 66
East Sussex -1 95 £450 +2.86% 38
Sussex 0 8 £500 +11.11%
Middlesex -9 8 £388 -11.43% 3
Isle of Wight - 2 - -
Home Counties - 2 - -
M4 Corridor -4 1 £450 -
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 755 (28.25%) Agile Software Development
2 455 (17.02%) Project Management
3 385 (14.40%) Microsoft
4 337 (12.61%) Oracle
5 322 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 319 (11.93%) SQL
7 290 (10.85%) Degree
8 286 (10.70%) SAP
9 268 (10.03%) Scrum
10 222 (8.31%) Windows
11 216 (8.08%) Java
12 213 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
13 212 (7.93%) Microsoft Excel
14 209 (7.82%) Migration
15 196 (7.33%) SQL Server
16 195 (7.30%) PRINCE2
17 193 (7.22%) Problem-Solving
18 191 (7.15%) JavaScript
19 189 (7.07%) Linux
20 178 (6.66%) PMO
21 175 (6.55%) Microsoft Office
22 174 (6.51%) Banking
23 173 (6.47%) C#
24 167 (6.25%) Telecoms
25 165 (6.17%) ITIL
25 165 (6.17%) Security Cleared
26 163 (6.10%) Change Management
27 161 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
28 156 (5.84%) .NET
29 153 (5.72%) Jenkins

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 74 (2.77%) SharePoint
2 70 (2.62%) Apache Spark
3 59 (2.21%) Apache
4 34 (1.27%) CMS
4 34 (1.27%) Confluence
5 32 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
6 25 (0.94%) Tomcat
7 24 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
8 23 (0.86%) IIS
9 21 (0.79%) GemFire
9 21 (0.79%) WebSphere
10 20 (0.75%) JBoss
11 18 (0.67%) SAS
12 16 (0.60%) MS Exchange
12 16 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
13 14 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 8 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (0.30%) EPiServer
15 7 (0.26%) WordPress
16 6 (0.22%) WildFly
Applications
1 212 (7.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 175 (6.55%) Microsoft Office
3 121 (4.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 94 (3.52%) Microsoft Project
5 80 (2.99%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.60%) InVision
8 9 (0.34%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.037%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.037%) EViews
10 1 (0.037%) InDesign
10 1 (0.037%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.037%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.037%) Revit
10 1 (0.037%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.037%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 46 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
2 43 (1.61%) Oracle EBS R12
3 32 (1.20%) Oracle Receivables
3 32 (1.20%) SAP ERP
4 31 (1.16%) SAP FI
5 27 (1.01%) Oracle Financials
5 27 (1.01%) SAP S/4HANA
6 24 (0.90%) Oracle General Ledger
6 24 (0.90%) Oracle Payables
7 23 (0.86%) SAP CO
8 22 (0.82%) SAP PSCD
9 21 (0.79%) SAP FI/CO
10 16 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
10 16 (0.60%) Magento
11 15 (0.56%) SAP BPC
12 14 (0.52%) Sonata
13 12 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
13 12 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 12 (0.45%) PlanetPress Connect
14 11 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 131 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 99 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (1.91%) Office 365
4 38 (1.42%) PaaS
5 35 (1.31%) SaaS
6 32 (1.20%) GitHub
7 31 (1.16%) OpenShift
8 15 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (0.49%) IaaS
10 12 (0.45%) IBM Blueworks
11 10 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
12 9 (0.34%) Google Analytics
13 8 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
15 5 (0.19%) OneDrive
15 5 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
16 4 (0.15%) npm
16 4 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 3 (0.11%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 64 (2.39%) Firewall
2 40 (1.50%) WAN
3 38 (1.42%) LAN
4 37 (1.38%) SAN
5 34 (1.27%) Internet
6 33 (1.23%) Network Security
7 28 (1.05%) TCP/IP
8 26 (0.97%) DNS
8 26 (0.97%) VPN
9 19 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (0.56%) SSL
11 14 (0.52%) DHCP
12 12 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (0.45%) Radio Access Network
13 11 (0.41%) Ethernet
13 11 (0.41%) IPsec
14 10 (0.37%) Intranet
14 10 (0.37%) iSCSI
14 10 (0.37%) Kerberos
14 10 (0.37%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (7.33%) SQL Server
2 106 (3.97%) Big Data
3 73 (2.73%) Hadoop
4 66 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
5 57 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 48 (1.80%) Relational Database
7 46 (1.72%) MySQL
8 45 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
9 44 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 41 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
11 40 (1.50%) Oracle Database
12 37 (1.38%) DB2
13 35 (1.31%) MongoDB
14 31 (1.16%) Power BI
15 26 (0.97%) SAP Data Services
16 25 (0.94%) HBase
16 25 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
16 25 (0.94%) SAP BW
17 22 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
18 19 (0.71%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 153 (5.72%) Jenkins
2 133 (4.98%) Git (software)
3 70 (2.62%) JIRA
4 58 (2.17%) Visual Studio
5 56 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 43 (1.61%) Selenium
7 30 (1.12%) Cucumber
8 29 (1.08%) Subversion
9 22 (0.82%) TeamCity
10 20 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
11 18 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
12 17 (0.64%) Axure RP
12 17 (0.64%) GitLab
13 16 (0.60%) JUnit
13 16 (0.60%) Maven
14 15 (0.56%) WebDriver
15 14 (0.52%) SonarQube
16 13 (0.49%) MSTest
17 12 (0.45%) Protractor
18 10 (0.37%) Ranorex
General
1 174 (6.51%) Banking
2 167 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 139 (5.20%) Retail
4 135 (5.05%) Marketing
5 81 (3.03%) Manufacturing
6 80 (2.99%) Legal
7 62 (2.32%) Billing
8 47 (1.76%) Financial Institution
9 46 (1.72%) Back Office
10 39 (1.46%) General Ledger
11 30 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
12 28 (1.05%) Advertising
12 28 (1.05%) Electronics
13 17 (0.64%) Automotive
13 17 (0.64%) Publishing
14 16 (0.60%) Mandarin Language
14 16 (0.60%) Spanish Language
15 11 (0.41%) German Language
16 10 (0.37%) Law
16 10 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 517 (19.34%) Analyst
2 457 (17.10%) Developer
3 363 (13.58%) Project Manager
4 205 (7.67%) Business Analyst
5 171 (6.40%) Consultant
6 123 (4.60%) Architect
7 109 (4.08%) Java Developer
8 86 (3.22%) Designer
9 76 (2.84%) .NET Developer
10 73 (2.73%) IT Manager
11 67 (2.51%) Senior Manager
12 61 (2.28%) Coordinator
12 61 (2.28%) Financial Analyst
13 55 (2.06%) Administrator
13 55 (2.06%) Delivery Manager
14 51 (1.91%) Data Analyst
14 51 (1.91%) SAP Consultant
15 50 (1.87%) Senior Developer
16 48 (1.80%) Project Coordinator
17 47 (1.76%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (5.84%) .NET
2 130 (4.86%) CSS
3 129 (4.83%) HTML
4 112 (4.19%) Web Services
5 108 (4.04%) AngularJS
6 103 (3.85%) Spring
7 100 (3.74%) RESTful
8 97 (3.63%) REST
9 85 (3.18%) Middleware
10 80 (2.99%) Kafka
11 70 (2.62%) ASP.NET
12 63 (2.36%) RabbitMQ
13 62 (2.32%) JSON
14 58 (2.17%) .NET Framework
15 55 (2.06%) jQuery
16 53 (1.98%) Spring Boot
17 47 (1.76%) SOAP
18 45 (1.68%) J2EE
19 44 (1.65%) ASP.NET Web API
19 44 (1.65%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 213 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (3.63%) Self-Motivation
3 81 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 78 (2.92%) User Experience
5 59 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
6 52 (1.95%) Data Centre
6 52 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
7 50 (1.87%) Computer Science
8 46 (1.72%) Virtual Team
9 36 (1.35%) Fintech
10 29 (1.08%) Mainframe
11 26 (0.97%) Mobile App
12 25 (0.94%) Data Structures
13 17 (0.64%) NHS
14 16 (0.60%) PKI
15 14 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
16 12 (0.45%) Hybrid Cloud
17 11 (0.41%) Algorithms
17 11 (0.41%) Clustering
17 11 (0.41%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 222 (8.31%) Windows
2 189 (7.07%) Linux
3 142 (5.31%) Unix
4 73 (2.73%) Windows Server
5 37 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (1.20%) Solaris
8 27 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (0.97%) Windows 7
10 23 (0.86%) Windows 10
11 22 (0.82%) Android
12 21 (0.79%) Apple iOS
13 17 (0.64%) AIX
14 8 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (0.26%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.22%) zOS
17 4 (0.15%) Data ONTAP
17 4 (0.15%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 755 (28.25%) Agile Software Development
2 455 (17.02%) Project Management
3 322 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 268 (10.03%) Scrum
5 209 (7.82%) Migration
6 195 (7.30%) PRINCE2
7 193 (7.22%) Problem-Solving
8 165 (6.17%) ITIL
9 163 (6.10%) Change Management
10 161 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
11 147 (5.50%) TDD
12 145 (5.42%) Business Analysis
12 145 (5.42%) ERP
13 139 (5.20%) Test Automation
14 126 (4.71%) Continuous Integration
15 123 (4.60%) SDLC
16 119 (4.45%) Waterfall
17 117 (4.38%) DevOps
18 102 (3.82%) Workflow
19 100 (3.74%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 319 (11.93%) SQL
2 216 (8.08%) Java
3 191 (7.15%) JavaScript
4 173 (6.47%) C#
5 73 (2.73%) Python
6 59 (2.21%) PowerShell
7 42 (1.57%) PL/SQL
7 42 (1.57%) T-SQL
8 38 (1.42%) Shell Script
9 37 (1.38%) PHP
10 32 (1.20%) Bash Shell
11 30 (1.12%) Ruby
12 23 (0.86%) C
12 23 (0.86%) Java 8
12 23 (0.86%) VBA
13 21 (0.79%) Perl
14 20 (0.75%) VB
15 19 (0.71%) C++
15 19 (0.71%) Groovy
16 16 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 290 (10.85%) Degree
2 165 (6.17%) Security Cleared
3 136 (5.09%) SC Cleared
4 70 (2.62%) PMP
5 54 (2.02%) PMI Certification
6 46 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 39 (1.46%) DV Cleared
8 32 (1.20%) CISSP
9 26 (0.97%) CISM
10 21 (0.79%) APMP
11 20 (0.75%) CCA
11 20 (0.75%) ISEB
11 20 (0.75%) Master's Degree
12 18 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
13 17 (0.64%) ACCA
13 17 (0.64%) CIMA
14 16 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
15 14 (0.52%) ISTQB
15 14 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (0.49%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (6.66%) PMO
2 107 (4.00%) QA
3 81 (3.03%) SLA
4 60 (2.24%) GDPR
5 51 (1.91%) Data Quality
6 38 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 33 (1.23%) PCI DSS
8 20 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 14 (0.52%) IFRS
10 11 (0.41%) NIST 800
11 7 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 19770
12 4 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
12 4 (0.15%) RMADS
13 3 (0.11%) P3O
14 2 (0.075%) COBIT
14 2 (0.075%) Cyber Essentials
14 2 (0.075%) DO-178B
14 2 (0.075%) GxP
14 2 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.075%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 150 (5.61%) Active Directory
2 65 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (1.91%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 38 (1.42%) XenDesktop
5 37 (1.38%) HDFS
6 36 (1.35%) Docker
7 31 (1.16%) XenApp
8 28 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
8 28 (1.05%) vSphere
9 19 (0.71%) Hyper-V
10 11 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (0.37%) NFS
12 6 (0.22%) XenServer
13 5 (0.19%) vCloud
13 5 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 5 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (0.11%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.11%) Firmware
15 2 (0.075%) ProxySG
15 2 (0.075%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 47 (1.76%) Ansible
2 44 (1.65%) Hadoop YARN
3 36 (1.35%) SCCM
4 22 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
6 13 (0.49%) vRealize
6 13 (0.49%) WSUS
7 12 (0.45%) Kubernetes
7 12 (0.45%) Puppet
8 10 (0.37%) NetBackup
9 9 (0.34%) Red Hat Satellite
9 9 (0.34%) SELinux
10 8 (0.30%) HP ALM
10 8 (0.30%) SCOM
10 8 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (0.30%) Terraform
11 7 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 7 (0.26%) Nagios
12 5 (0.19%) MIIS
13 4 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 385 (14.40%) Microsoft
2 337 (12.61%) Oracle
3 286 (10.70%) SAP
4 115 (4.30%) VMware
5 71 (2.66%) Citrix
6 68 (2.54%) IBM
7 44 (1.65%) HP
8 39 (1.46%) Red Hat
9 36 (1.35%) Cisco
10 32 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
11 29 (1.08%) ServiceNow
12 23 (0.86%) CheckPoint
12 23 (0.86%) Google
13 22 (0.82%) NetApp
13 22 (0.82%) Tableau
14 20 (0.75%) Juniper
15 18 (0.67%) Adobe
15 18 (0.67%) Capita
16 17 (0.64%) Palo Alto
16 17 (0.64%) Workday