Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 4 3
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 604 2,066 2,708
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 10.07% 13.62% 15.82%
As % of the General category 31.72% 39.65% 45.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 1,389 1,742
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £302 £300
90th Percentile £654 £638 £600
England median daily rate £515 £510 £500
% change year-on-year +0.98% +2.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 58
Median hourly rate £14.49 £19.87 £19.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.06% +0.51% -1.18%
10th Percentile £11.10 £14.10 £13.43
90th Percentile £60.20 £49.81 £50.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +66.67% -2.33% -19.87%

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 1,904 5,211 5,913
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.73% 34.35% 34.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,079 2,863 3,318
Median daily rate £450 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.99% +1.82%
10th Percentile £242 £264 £263
90th Percentile £613 £625 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 218 189
Median hourly rate £26.00 £30.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.75% +1.67% +57.89%
10th Percentile £12.78 £12.67 £13.22
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.56 £52.95
Median hourly rate £27.32 £23.00 £22.93
% change year-on-year +18.76% +0.31% +8.16%

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 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 2020. 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 -5 215 £444 -1.39% 82
Surrey +1 176 £490 -2.00% 21
Berkshire -6 121 £475 +5.56% 41
Hampshire -10 108 £475 +5.56% 38
Buckinghamshire -6 81 £400 -8.57% 27
West Sussex -12 34 £488 +18.18% 11
Kent +1 33 £463 -7.40% 11
East Sussex -3 25 £475 - 12
Oxfordshire -6 13 £290 -38.95% 14
Sussex +4 3 £400 -15.79%
Middlesex +13 2 £660 +42.70%
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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.

1 141 (23.34%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (17.88%) SAP
3 98 (16.23%) Microsoft
4 97 (16.06%) Oracle
5 90 (14.90%) Project Management
6 87 (14.40%) SQL
6 87 (14.40%) ERP
7 72 (11.92%) Business Intelligence
8 71 (11.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 69 (11.42%) Azure
10 64 (10.60%) Telecoms
10 64 (10.60%) Scrum
11 57 (9.44%) Microsoft Excel
11 57 (9.44%) Migration
12 55 (9.11%) Degree
12 55 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
13 45 (7.45%) Java
14 43 (7.12%) DevOps
14 43 (7.12%) Problem-Solving
15 42 (6.95%) Windows
16 39 (6.46%) .NET
16 39 (6.46%) Dynamics 365
16 39 (6.46%) Project Delivery
17 38 (6.29%) C#
17 38 (6.29%) Change Management
17 38 (6.29%) Test Automation
18 37 (6.13%) AWS
18 37 (6.13%) Banking
19 36 (5.96%) JavaScript
20 35 (5.79%) ITIL

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 12 (1.99%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.82%) Confluence
3 10 (1.66%) Apache Spark
4 5 (0.83%) Apache
5 4 (0.66%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.66%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.33%) IIS
6 2 (0.33%) JBoss
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.17%) Appian
7 1 (0.17%) CMS
7 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.17%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 57 (9.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (5.30%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (4.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (3.81%) MS Visio
5 18 (2.98%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.17%) Figma
7 1 (0.17%) Sketch
7 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (3.81%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (2.98%) SAP S/4HANA
4 17 (2.81%) Oracle ERP
5 16 (2.65%) Oracle General Ledger
6 15 (2.48%) Dynamics AX
7 12 (1.99%) SAP ERP
8 11 (1.82%) NetSuite
8 11 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
8 11 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 9 (1.49%) Oracle Payables
9 9 (1.49%) Oracle Receivables
10 7 (1.16%) Oracle Financials
11 6 (0.99%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 6 (0.99%) SAP SD
12 5 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
12 5 (0.83%) SAP PSCD
13 4 (0.66%) Hyperion Planning
13 4 (0.66%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
13 4 (0.66%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 69 (11.42%) Azure
2 39 (6.46%) Dynamics 365
3 37 (6.13%) AWS
4 29 (4.80%) Power Platform
5 15 (2.48%) SaaS
6 12 (1.99%) PaaS
7 11 (1.82%) Office 365
8 9 (1.49%) Azure Data Factory
9 8 (1.32%) IaaS
10 7 (1.16%) Serverless
11 6 (0.99%) Azure Functions
11 6 (0.99%) Power Automate
11 6 (0.99%) PowerApps
12 5 (0.83%) GCP
13 4 (0.66%) Boomi
13 4 (0.66%) GitHub
13 4 (0.66%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
15 2 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.48%) Firewall
2 13 (2.15%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.82%) LAN
3 11 (1.82%) WAN
4 8 (1.32%) Skype
5 7 (1.16%) SSL
6 6 (0.99%) HTTP
6 6 (0.99%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (0.83%) 5G
7 5 (0.83%) VoIP
8 4 (0.66%) DNS
8 4 (0.66%) PBX
8 4 (0.66%) SDH
9 3 (0.50%) Broadband
9 3 (0.50%) DSL
9 3 (0.50%) IP Telephony
9 3 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.33%) DHCP
10 2 (0.33%) VLAN
10 2 (0.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.80%) Power BI
3 22 (3.64%) Oracle Reports
4 19 (3.15%) Essbase
5 16 (2.65%) Oracle Database
5 16 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (1.99%) MySQL
7 12 (1.99%) SAP BW
8 11 (1.82%) Oracle Smart View
9 10 (1.66%) Hadoop
10 9 (1.49%) Data Lake
10 9 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (1.49%) Relational Database
11 8 (1.32%) Big Data
11 8 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (1.32%) MongoDB
12 7 (1.16%) OLAP
12 7 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (4.64%) JIRA
2 20 (3.31%) Git (software)
3 15 (2.48%) Selenium
4 12 (1.99%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.16%) Ant
6 6 (0.99%) Cucumber
6 6 (0.99%) Eclipse
6 6 (0.99%) JUnit
7 5 (0.83%) Gradle
8 4 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.50%) JMeter
9 3 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.50%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.33%) Bitbucket Server
10 2 (0.33%) GitLab
10 2 (0.33%) gulp
10 2 (0.33%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.33%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.33%) VersionOne
General
1 64 (10.60%) Telecoms
2 37 (6.13%) Banking
3 31 (5.13%) Public Sector
4 30 (4.97%) Manufacturing
5 28 (4.64%) Marketing
6 21 (3.48%) General Ledger
7 18 (2.98%) Legal
8 17 (2.81%) Billing
9 16 (2.65%) Electronics
10 13 (2.15%) Retail
11 12 (1.99%) Financial Institution
11 12 (1.99%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.83%) Automotive
12 5 (0.83%) Military
13 4 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.66%) Law
14 3 (0.50%) Back Office
14 3 (0.50%) Local Government
14 3 (0.50%) Swedish Language
15 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 135 (22.35%) Analyst
2 84 (13.91%) Developer
3 75 (12.42%) Project Manager
4 60 (9.93%) Business Analyst
5 56 (9.27%) Consultant
6 34 (5.63%) Architect
7 33 (5.46%) IT Manager
8 31 (5.13%) Financial Analyst
9 22 (3.64%) SAP Consultant
10 18 (2.98%) Service Analyst
11 17 (2.81%) Data Analyst
11 17 (2.81%) Finance Business Analyst
11 17 (2.81%) IT Project Manager
12 16 (2.65%) Administrator
12 16 (2.65%) Senior Manager
12 16 (2.65%) Test Manager
13 14 (2.32%) Programme Manager
14 13 (2.15%) .NET Developer
15 12 (1.99%) Senior Developer
16 11 (1.82%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (6.46%) .NET
2 18 (2.98%) HTML
3 15 (2.48%) ASP.NET
3 15 (2.48%) XML
4 14 (2.32%) .NET Framework
4 14 (2.32%) AngularJS
4 14 (2.32%) Oracle Fusion
5 12 (1.99%) CSS
6 11 (1.82%) React
7 10 (1.66%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (1.66%) SailPoint
8 9 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (1.49%) Entity Framework
8 9 (1.49%) Node.js
8 9 (1.49%) Web Services
9 7 (1.16%) SOAP
10 6 (0.99%) Kafka
10 6 (0.99%) LDAP
10 6 (0.99%) LINQ
10 6 (0.99%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 55 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.47%) Management Information System
3 18 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (2.15%) Data Centre
5 11 (1.82%) Mainframe
5 11 (1.82%) User Experience
6 9 (1.49%) PMI
7 7 (1.16%) Data Structures
8 6 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (0.83%) NHS
10 4 (0.66%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.66%) Pricing Data
10 4 (0.66%) Tandem
10 4 (0.66%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.50%) CMDB
11 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.50%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 42 (6.95%) Windows
2 33 (5.46%) Linux
3 22 (3.64%) Unix
4 17 (2.81%) Windows 10
5 15 (2.48%) Windows 7
6 14 (2.32%) Windows Server
7 11 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.16%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (0.99%) AIX
9 6 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.83%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.83%) Solaris
11 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.33%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (23.34%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (14.90%) Project Management
3 87 (14.40%) ERP
4 72 (11.92%) Business Intelligence
5 71 (11.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 64 (10.60%) Scrum
7 57 (9.44%) Migration
8 43 (7.12%) DevOps
8 43 (7.12%) Problem-Solving
9 39 (6.46%) Project Delivery
10 38 (6.29%) Change Management
10 38 (6.29%) Test Automation
11 35 (5.79%) ITIL
12 32 (5.30%) CRM
12 32 (5.30%) Requirements Gathering
13 31 (5.13%) Data Migration
14 28 (4.64%) Data Modelling
14 28 (4.64%) Risk Management
15 27 (4.47%) Business Analysis
16 26 (4.30%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 87 (14.40%) SQL
2 45 (7.45%) Java
3 38 (6.29%) C#
4 36 (5.96%) JavaScript
5 24 (3.97%) Python
6 16 (2.65%) T-SQL
7 15 (2.48%) PL/SQL
8 14 (2.32%) C
9 11 (1.82%) PowerShell
9 11 (1.82%) VB
10 10 (1.66%) Korn
10 10 (1.66%) Perl
11 9 (1.49%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.99%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.99%) BeanShell
12 6 (0.99%) Bourne shell
12 6 (0.99%) Go
12 6 (0.99%) Ruby
13 5 (0.83%) ABAP
14 4 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 55 (9.11%) Degree
2 29 (4.80%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.31%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.48%) CIMA
5 14 (2.32%) PMI Certification
6 13 (2.15%) ACCA
7 7 (1.16%) PMP
8 5 (0.83%) CCA
8 5 (0.83%) CISM
8 5 (0.83%) CISSP
8 5 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.66%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.50%) HNC
10 3 (0.50%) HND
10 3 (0.50%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.33%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.47%) PMO
2 16 (2.65%) QA
3 13 (2.15%) IFRS
4 12 (1.99%) GDPR
4 12 (1.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (1.66%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.66%) SLA
6 8 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (1.16%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.50%) GxP
9 3 (0.50%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.50%) IFRS 9
9 3 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.50%) NIST
10 2 (0.33%) COBIT
10 2 (0.33%) NCSC
11 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.17%) NIST 800
System Software
1 28 (4.64%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.32%) Docker
3 7 (1.16%) HDFS
3 7 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (0.99%) RACF
5 5 (0.83%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.33%) NFS
8 1 (0.17%) Firmware
8 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.17%) vCloud
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (1.82%) Ansible
2 10 (1.66%) Terraform
3 8 (1.32%) Kubernetes
3 8 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.32%) SCCM
4 6 (0.99%) Data Guard
4 6 (0.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (0.99%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (0.66%) Puppet
5 4 (0.66%) WSUS
6 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 3 (0.50%) Foglight
6 3 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.50%) Oracle Flashback
7 2 (0.33%) IBM BigFix
7 2 (0.33%) OpenNebula
7 2 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.33%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.33%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 1 (0.17%) Control-M
Vendors
1 108 (17.88%) SAP
2 98 (16.23%) Microsoft
3 97 (16.06%) Oracle
4 13 (2.15%) Hyperion
4 13 (2.15%) Red Hat
5 11 (1.82%) ServiceNow
6 10 (1.66%) VMware
6 10 (1.66%) Workday
7 9 (1.49%) JD Edwards
8 7 (1.16%) Sun
9 6 (0.99%) Blue Prism
9 6 (0.99%) CheckPoint
9 6 (0.99%) Cisco
9 6 (0.99%) Sybase
9 6 (0.99%) Tableau
10 5 (0.83%) Apple
10 5 (0.83%) Remedy
10 5 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.83%) webMethods
11 4 (0.66%) Informatica