Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 2,001 2,557 2,538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.60% 15.42% 16.38%
As % of the General category 42.22% 47.62% 45.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,351 1,601 1,601
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £303 £300 £263
90th Percentile £638 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 46 38
South East median hourly rate £18.87 £19.77 £24.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% -20.06% +41.29%
10th Percentile £14.05 £13.55 £12.56
90th Percentile £46.02 £56.50 £53.37
England median hourly rate £20.86 £21.63 £28.50
% change year-on-year -3.56% -24.12% +35.71%

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 4,740 5,370 5,559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.21% 32.38% 35.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,643 2,953 3,052
South East median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £265 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 155 220
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £24.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +31.45% -1.10%
10th Percentile £14.13 £12.89 £11.71
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.65 £47.50
England median hourly rate £32.25 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +24.04% +4.00% -4.76%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -7 695 £450 +5.88% 116
Surrey 0 546 £500 - 65
Berkshire -8 391 £450 +5.88% 44
Hampshire -3 353 £450 +2.86% 68
Buckinghamshire -1 248 £436 +2.65% 47
West Sussex -2 151 £413 -0.60% 23
Kent 0 110 £500 +1.01% 28
East Sussex +1 101 £475 +18.75% 23
Oxfordshire -2 57 £500 +9.47% 25
Middlesex -1 7 £508 +45.00%
Sussex -4 1 £475 -5.00%
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 508 (25.39%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (15.49%) Project Management
3 259 (12.94%) SAP
4 249 (12.44%) SQL
5 247 (12.34%) Microsoft
6 235 (11.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 206 (10.29%) Oracle
8 184 (9.20%) Telecoms
9 183 (9.15%) Java
10 174 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
11 173 (8.65%) Windows
12 171 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
13 168 (8.40%) Microsoft Azure
14 157 (7.85%) Microsoft Excel
15 153 (7.65%) DevOps
16 152 (7.60%) Migration
17 148 (7.40%) Scrum
18 145 (7.25%) ERP
19 137 (6.85%) Test Automation
20 136 (6.80%) Microsoft Office
21 132 (6.60%) JavaScript
22 131 (6.55%) .NET
23 129 (6.45%) Security Cleared
24 127 (6.35%) C#
25 126 (6.30%) Banking
26 122 (6.10%) Problem-Solving
27 118 (5.90%) SQL Server
28 117 (5.85%) Programme Management
29 115 (5.75%) Linux
29 115 (5.75%) JIRA

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 76 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 71 (3.55%) Confluence
3 24 (1.20%) Apache
3 24 (1.20%) Tomcat
4 20 (1.00%) CMS
4 20 (1.00%) Skype for Business
5 18 (0.90%) IIS
6 17 (0.85%) Apache Spark
6 17 (0.85%) WebSphere
7 16 (0.80%) JBoss
8 13 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
8 13 (0.65%) MS Exchange
9 9 (0.45%) WebLogic
9 9 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
10 8 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.35%) Drupal
11 7 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.30%) nginx
12 6 (0.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 157 (7.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 136 (6.80%) Microsoft Office
3 63 (3.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 43 (2.15%) Microsoft Project
5 35 (1.75%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.80%) Sketch
8 11 (0.55%) Open Workbench
9 6 (0.30%) Figma
9 6 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
10 5 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.25%) InVision
10 5 (0.25%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.15%) Siemens NX
12 2 (0.100%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.100%) Zeplin
13 1 (0.050%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 62 (3.10%) SAP S/4HANA
2 55 (2.75%) SAP FI
3 50 (2.50%) SAP CO
4 48 (2.40%) SAP FI/CO
5 41 (2.05%) Oracle EBS
6 27 (1.35%) NetSuite
7 25 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
8 21 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
9 19 (0.95%) SAP ERP
10 16 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
11 15 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
11 15 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
12 14 (0.70%) Oracle General Ledger
12 14 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
13 13 (0.65%) SAP BPC
14 11 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
14 11 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
14 11 (0.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 10 (0.50%) SAP FI-CA
16 9 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 168 (8.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 114 (5.70%) Amazon AWS
3 57 (2.85%) Office 365
4 39 (1.95%) Dynamics 365
4 39 (1.95%) IaaS
5 38 (1.90%) PaaS
6 36 (1.80%) Power Platform
7 35 (1.75%) SaaS
8 21 (1.05%) Serverless
9 17 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (0.80%) Yarn
11 14 (0.70%) OpenShift
11 14 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 12 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (0.55%) OneDrive
14 10 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
14 10 (0.50%) npm
15 9 (0.45%) Amazon Kinesis
15 9 (0.45%) GitHub
15 9 (0.45%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 36 (1.80%) Firewall
2 35 (1.75%) Skype
3 29 (1.45%) LAN
3 29 (1.45%) WAN
4 20 (1.00%) Internet
4 20 (1.00%) TCP/IP
4 20 (1.00%) VPN
5 19 (0.95%) DNS
5 19 (0.95%) HTTP
6 14 (0.70%) SSL
7 13 (0.65%) Network Security
7 13 (0.65%) SAN
8 12 (0.60%) FTP
9 11 (0.55%) Unified Communications
9 11 (0.55%) VLAN
10 9 (0.45%) DSL
11 8 (0.40%) DHCP
12 7 (0.35%) 3G
12 7 (0.35%) 4G
12 7 (0.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (5.90%) SQL Server
2 72 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
3 50 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 46 (2.30%) Oracle Database
5 35 (1.75%) Power BI
6 33 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 30 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (1.40%) Big Data
9 26 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
10 24 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
10 24 (1.20%) RDBMS
11 21 (1.05%) Oracle Exadata
12 19 (0.95%) MySQL
13 18 (0.90%) Hadoop
14 16 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
15 15 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 14 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
16 14 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
16 14 (0.70%) SAP HANA
16 14 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 115 (5.75%) JIRA
2 79 (3.95%) Git (software)
3 75 (3.75%) Jenkins
4 49 (2.45%) Selenium
5 31 (1.55%) Maven
6 22 (1.10%) Bitbucket
6 22 (1.10%) webpack
7 19 (0.95%) Subversion
8 18 (0.90%) JUnit
8 18 (0.90%) Visual Studio
9 17 (0.85%) Cucumber
10 15 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
11 14 (0.70%) SpecFlow
12 13 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (0.60%) Axure RP
13 12 (0.60%) Eclipse
13 12 (0.60%) IntelliJ
13 12 (0.60%) TeamCity
14 9 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
15 8 (0.40%) Protractor
General
1 184 (9.20%) Telecoms
2 126 (6.30%) Banking
3 113 (5.65%) Marketing
4 96 (4.80%) Manufacturing
5 77 (3.85%) Retail
6 68 (3.40%) Electronics
7 46 (2.30%) Legal
8 45 (2.25%) Billing
9 37 (1.85%) Automotive
10 32 (1.60%) General Ledger
11 26 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
12 25 (1.25%) Financial Institution
13 17 (0.85%) Back Office
14 14 (0.70%) Advertising
15 13 (0.65%) Publishing
16 10 (0.50%) Mandarin Language
17 8 (0.40%) German Language
18 7 (0.35%) Investment Banking
18 7 (0.35%) Military
18 7 (0.35%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 414 (20.69%) Analyst
2 337 (16.84%) Developer
3 267 (13.34%) Project Manager
4 168 (8.40%) Consultant
5 148 (7.40%) Business Analyst
6 130 (6.50%) Architect
7 67 (3.35%) Java Developer
8 61 (3.05%) Financial Analyst
8 61 (3.05%) IT Manager
8 61 (3.05%) SAP Consultant
9 52 (2.60%) DevOps Engineer
10 49 (2.45%) IT Project Manager
11 48 (2.40%) .NET Developer
12 45 (2.25%) Senior Developer
13 44 (2.20%) DBA
14 39 (1.95%) PMO Analyst
14 39 (1.95%) Senior Manager
15 37 (1.85%) Solutions Architect
16 36 (1.80%) Data Analyst
17 34 (1.70%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (6.55%) .NET
2 104 (5.20%) HTML
3 88 (4.40%) CSS
4 78 (3.90%) Spring
5 75 (3.75%) AngularJS
6 56 (2.80%) REST
6 56 (2.80%) Web Services
7 55 (2.75%) React
8 53 (2.65%) Node.js
9 49 (2.45%) RESTful
10 42 (2.10%) ASP.NET
11 41 (2.05%) XML
12 38 (1.90%) Middleware
13 37 (1.85%) HTML5
13 37 (1.85%) JSON
14 36 (1.80%) SOAP
15 35 (1.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 34 (1.70%) .NET Core
17 33 (1.65%) .NET Framework
17 33 (1.65%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 174 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 63 (3.15%) Greenfield Project
4 53 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
5 46 (2.30%) Data Centre
6 37 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
6 37 (1.85%) User Experience
7 32 (1.60%) Mobile App
8 27 (1.35%) Virtual Team
9 22 (1.10%) NHS
10 17 (0.85%) Mainframe
11 15 (0.75%) Public Cloud
12 14 (0.70%) PMI
13 13 (0.65%) Reference Data
13 13 (0.65%) Social Media
14 12 (0.60%) Data Structures
15 11 (0.55%) CMDB
16 10 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
16 10 (0.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 10 (0.50%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 173 (8.65%) Windows
2 115 (5.75%) Linux
3 63 (3.15%) Unix
4 62 (3.10%) Windows Server
5 50 (2.50%) Windows 10
6 39 (1.95%) Windows 7
7 31 (1.55%) AIX
8 19 (0.95%) Oracle Linux
9 17 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (0.75%) Android
12 10 (0.50%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.20%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.15%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.100%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.100%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.100%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 508 (25.39%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (15.49%) Project Management
3 235 (11.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 171 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
5 153 (7.65%) DevOps
6 152 (7.60%) Migration
7 148 (7.40%) Scrum
8 145 (7.25%) ERP
9 137 (6.85%) Test Automation
10 122 (6.10%) Problem-Solving
11 117 (5.85%) Programme Management
12 114 (5.70%) PRINCE2
13 107 (5.35%) ITIL
14 105 (5.25%) Business Analysis
15 103 (5.15%) Change Management
16 100 (5.00%) Analytics
17 92 (4.60%) SDLC
18 81 (4.05%) CRM
18 81 (4.05%) Waterfall
19 79 (3.95%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 249 (12.44%) SQL
2 183 (9.15%) Java
3 132 (6.60%) JavaScript
4 127 (6.35%) C#
5 56 (2.80%) PowerShell
6 52 (2.60%) Python
7 44 (2.20%) PL/SQL
8 42 (2.10%) Java 8
8 42 (2.10%) T-SQL
9 30 (1.50%) Shell Script
10 29 (1.45%) C
10 29 (1.45%) TypeScript
11 22 (1.10%) VBA
12 18 (0.90%) ABAP
13 16 (0.80%) VB.NET
14 14 (0.70%) Bash Shell
15 13 (0.65%) ES6
16 12 (0.60%) Perl
17 11 (0.55%) PHP
17 11 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 129 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 113 (5.65%) Degree
3 95 (4.75%) SC Cleared
4 49 (2.45%) PMP
5 48 (2.40%) DV Cleared
6 41 (2.05%) PMI Certification
7 30 (1.50%) ISEB
8 29 (1.45%) CISSP
8 29 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
9 27 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 22 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
11 21 (1.05%) ISTQB
12 19 (0.95%) ACCA
12 19 (0.95%) CIMA
13 17 (0.85%) CISM
14 14 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
15 13 (0.65%) CISA
15 13 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 13 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
16 11 (0.55%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (5.05%) PMO
2 84 (4.20%) QA
3 41 (2.05%) SLA
4 21 (1.05%) Data Quality
5 20 (1.00%) GDPR
6 18 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.40%) COBIT
8 7 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.35%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.30%) IFRS
10 5 (0.25%) NIST
11 4 (0.20%) ITGC
12 3 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.15%) GMP
12 3 (0.15%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.100%) Actionable Recommendations
13 2 (0.100%) MiFID
13 2 (0.100%) PSD2
13 2 (0.100%) SEPA
14 1 (0.050%) NIST 800
System Software
1 92 (4.60%) Active Directory
2 79 (3.95%) Docker
3 43 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (1.40%) vSphere
5 26 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (1.25%) XenApp
6 25 (1.25%) XenDesktop
7 23 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
8 12 (0.60%) HDFS
8 12 (0.60%) Hyper-V
9 11 (0.55%) OpenAM
10 6 (0.30%) NFS
10 6 (0.30%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.20%) RACF
11 4 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 3 (0.15%) LXC
12 3 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.15%) vCloud
13 2 (0.100%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 43 (2.15%) Ansible
2 31 (1.55%) Terraform
3 28 (1.40%) Kubernetes
4 25 (1.25%) SCCM
5 22 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (1.00%) Oracle RMAN
7 19 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
8 18 (0.90%) Puppet
9 16 (0.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 16 (0.80%) vRealize
10 13 (0.65%) HP ALM
11 11 (0.55%) SCOM
12 8 (0.40%) Control-M
13 5 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
13 5 (0.25%) Nagios
13 5 (0.25%) NetBackup
13 5 (0.25%) RSA Archer
13 5 (0.25%) vCenter Server
13 5 (0.25%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 4 (0.20%) Packer
Vendors
1 259 (12.94%) SAP
2 247 (12.34%) Microsoft
3 206 (10.29%) Oracle
4 62 (3.10%) IBM
5 57 (2.85%) VMware
6 42 (2.10%) Citrix
7 36 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
8 32 (1.60%) Cisco
9 29 (1.45%) HP
10 26 (1.30%) Red Hat
11 24 (1.20%) Atlassian
12 21 (1.05%) Ariba
13 17 (0.85%) Informatica
14 15 (0.75%) Dell
14 15 (0.75%) Remedy
14 15 (0.75%) ServiceNow
14 15 (0.75%) Tableau
15 14 (0.70%) Workday
16 13 (0.65%) JD Edwards
17 12 (0.60%) Apple