Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 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.

Financial
England > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 2673 2436 3158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.99% 14.77% 16.28%
As % of the General category 45.28% 44.67% 46.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1697 1573 2036
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +6.15%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 43 57
South East median hourly rate £20.75 £23.68 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.37% +3.72% +34.29%
10th Percentile £12.21 £11.80 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.00 £49.46 £53.50
England median hourly rate £22.35 £22.84 £22.00
% change year-on-year -2.15% +3.80% +22.22%

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 5903 5453 6823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.31% 33.06% 35.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3219 3084 3820
South East median daily rate £425 £402 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.85% +0.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 238 214
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +32.35%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.68 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.83 £48.59
England median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.00% - +13.64%

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 November 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 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 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +1 1195 £425 - 131
Surrey +2 673 £475 +2.70% 93
Buckinghamshire -2 575 £390 -8.24% 38
Berkshire -2 496 £450 +5.88% 65
Hampshire +1 373 £400 - 74
Oxfordshire -4 125 £475 +10.47% 28
Kent -4 117 £500 +25.00% 15
East Sussex +6 116 £425 +5.59% 4
West Sussex -13 96 £400 -4.48% 10
Middlesex 0 26 £425 -6.85% 3
Sussex +7 12 £450 - 2
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 685 (25.63%) Agile Software Development
2 399 (14.93%) Project Management
3 348 (13.02%) Microsoft
4 332 (12.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 326 (12.20%) SQL
6 304 (11.37%) Java
7 301 (11.26%) Oracle
8 258 (9.65%) Scrum
9 253 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
10 249 (9.32%) Banking
11 246 (9.20%) SAP
12 244 (9.13%) Telecoms
13 240 (8.98%) Linux
14 223 (8.34%) Business Intelligence
15 219 (8.19%) Degree
16 193 (7.22%) Windows
17 189 (7.07%) Microsoft Excel
18 185 (6.92%) Marketing
19 179 (6.70%) Jenkins
20 176 (6.58%) Migration
21 175 (6.55%) Programme Management
21 175 (6.55%) Unix
22 174 (6.51%) SQL Server
23 166 (6.21%) JavaScript
24 163 (6.10%) Git (software)
25 158 (5.91%) PRINCE2
26 155 (5.80%) DevOps
27 146 (5.46%) HTML
28 145 (5.42%) Change Management
28 145 (5.42%) TDD

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%) Confluence
2 53 (1.98%) SharePoint
3 42 (1.57%) Apache Spark
4 39 (1.46%) OpenStack
5 38 (1.42%) Apache
5 38 (1.42%) CMS
6 37 (1.38%) SAS
6 37 (1.38%) Tomcat
7 29 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
7 29 (1.08%) IIS
8 27 (1.01%) JBoss
9 20 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 17 (0.64%) MS Exchange
11 16 (0.60%) Drupal
12 15 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
13 13 (0.49%) Liferay
14 11 (0.41%) Alfresco
14 11 (0.41%) Skype for Business
14 11 (0.41%) WebLogic
14 11 (0.41%) WildFly
Applications
1 189 (7.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 130 (4.86%) Microsoft Office
3 107 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 77 (2.88%) Microsoft Project
5 63 (2.36%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.15%) InVision
9 3 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.075%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.037%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.037%) EngageOne
11 1 (0.037%) InDesign
11 1 (0.037%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 32 (1.20%) Oracle Receivables
2 29 (1.08%) Oracle Financials
3 26 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
4 25 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
4 25 (0.94%) Oracle ERP
5 21 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
6 19 (0.71%) Primavera
7 18 (0.67%) SAP FI
8 16 (0.60%) Lawson
8 16 (0.60%) SAP CO
8 16 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
9 14 (0.52%) Hyperion Planning
9 14 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
10 13 (0.49%) SAP BPC
11 12 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
12 11 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
12 11 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 11 (0.41%) Sonata
13 10 (0.37%) SAP ERP
14 9 (0.34%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 119 (4.45%) Amazon AWS
2 116 (4.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (1.68%) PaaS
4 42 (1.57%) Office 365
5 40 (1.50%) OpenShift
6 37 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
7 28 (1.05%) SaaS
8 23 (0.86%) IaaS
9 21 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
10 18 (0.67%) GitHub
11 14 (0.52%) IBM Blueworks
12 11 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
13 10 (0.37%) FinancialForce
14 8 (0.30%) Boomi
15 7 (0.26%) npm
16 5 (0.19%) Amazon S3
16 5 (0.19%) Slack
17 4 (0.15%) Amazon Glacier
17 4 (0.15%) Sauce Labs
17 4 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 63 (2.36%) Firewall
2 41 (1.53%) SAN
3 37 (1.38%) TCP/IP
4 32 (1.20%) DNS
4 32 (1.20%) WAN
5 31 (1.16%) LDAP
6 29 (1.08%) Internet
7 28 (1.05%) LAN
8 26 (0.97%) VPN
9 24 (0.90%) NAS
10 23 (0.86%) Network Security
11 21 (0.79%) Fibre Channel
12 20 (0.75%) DHCP
12 20 (0.75%) VoIP
13 14 (0.52%) Intranet
14 13 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (0.49%) FTP
14 13 (0.49%) SSH
15 10 (0.37%) HSPA
15 10 (0.37%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (6.51%) SQL Server
2 80 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
3 72 (2.69%) Big Data
4 63 (2.36%) Relational Database
5 59 (2.21%) Hadoop
6 52 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 50 (1.87%) Oracle Database
8 47 (1.76%) MySQL
9 44 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
10 43 (1.61%) MongoDB
11 41 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 38 (1.42%) DB2
13 37 (1.38%) NoSQL
14 35 (1.31%) Redis
15 27 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
16 26 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
17 21 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
18 19 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 18 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
19 18 (0.67%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 179 (6.70%) Jenkins
2 163 (6.10%) Git (software)
3 135 (5.05%) JIRA
4 67 (2.51%) Maven
5 48 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 42 (1.57%) Selenium
7 40 (1.50%) Subversion
8 28 (1.05%) Visual Studio
9 27 (1.01%) GitLab
10 24 (0.90%) Eclipse
10 24 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
11 17 (0.64%) Cucumber
12 15 (0.56%) Bitbucket
12 15 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
12 15 (0.56%) TeamCity
13 14 (0.52%) LoadRunner
13 14 (0.52%) Protractor
14 13 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
15 12 (0.45%) HP UFT
16 11 (0.41%) WebDriver
General
1 249 (9.32%) Banking
2 244 (9.13%) Telecoms
3 185 (6.92%) Marketing
4 139 (5.20%) Retail
5 114 (4.26%) Manufacturing
6 92 (3.44%) Electronics
7 85 (3.18%) Legal
8 59 (2.21%) Financial Institution
9 48 (1.80%) Billing
10 42 (1.57%) Retail Banking
11 35 (1.31%) Advertising
12 34 (1.27%) Automotive
13 29 (1.08%) Back Office
13 29 (1.08%) General Ledger
14 28 (1.05%) Publishing
15 26 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
16 17 (0.64%) Law
17 14 (0.52%) Mandarin Language
18 10 (0.37%) Spanish Language
19 8 (0.30%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 618 (23.12%) Analyst
2 433 (16.20%) Developer
3 334 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 254 (9.50%) Business Analyst
5 181 (6.77%) Architect
6 157 (5.87%) Consultant
7 122 (4.56%) Financial Analyst
8 99 (3.70%) Java Developer
9 77 (2.88%) Administrator
10 64 (2.39%) DevOps Engineer
11 63 (2.36%) Test Analyst
12 58 (2.17%) Finance Business Analyst
13 57 (2.13%) Senior Analyst
13 57 (2.13%) Service Analyst
13 57 (2.13%) SQL Developer
14 55 (2.06%) IT Manager
15 50 (1.87%) Delivery Manager
15 50 (1.87%) Scrum Master
15 50 (1.87%) Senior Manager
16 49 (1.83%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (5.46%) HTML
2 131 (4.90%) REST
3 129 (4.83%) Web Services
4 112 (4.19%) .NET
5 111 (4.15%) CSS
6 95 (3.55%) AngularJS
7 90 (3.37%) Spring
8 89 (3.33%) XML
9 88 (3.29%) SOAP
10 81 (3.03%) JSON
11 60 (2.24%) RESTful
12 58 (2.17%) Middleware
13 49 (1.83%) HTML5
14 48 (1.80%) Node.js
15 42 (1.57%) J2EE
16 41 (1.53%) Swagger
17 40 (1.50%) RabbitMQ
17 40 (1.50%) Spring Boot
18 38 (1.42%) jQuery
19 37 (1.38%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 253 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (3.59%) Management Information System
3 65 (2.43%) User Experience
4 62 (2.32%) Greenfield Project
5 40 (1.50%) Data Centre
6 35 (1.31%) Mobile App
7 30 (1.12%) Computer Science
8 29 (1.08%) Virtual Team
9 25 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
10 24 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
10 24 (0.90%) Public Cloud
11 22 (0.82%) CMDB
12 18 (0.67%) Client/Server
12 18 (0.67%) Social Media
13 17 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
14 13 (0.49%) Fintech
14 13 (0.49%) SWIFT
15 12 (0.45%) Data Structures
16 10 (0.37%) AS400
17 9 (0.34%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 240 (8.98%) Linux
2 193 (7.22%) Windows
3 175 (6.55%) Unix
4 60 (2.24%) Windows Server
5 56 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 49 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (1.38%) Solaris
9 23 (0.86%) AIX
9 23 (0.86%) Android
9 23 (0.86%) Apple iOS
10 22 (0.82%) Windows 10
11 12 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (0.37%) Debian
12 10 (0.37%) Ubuntu
12 10 (0.37%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.19%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.11%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.11%) VMS
14 3 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 685 (25.63%) Agile Software Development
2 399 (14.93%) Project Management
3 332 (12.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 258 (9.65%) Scrum
5 223 (8.34%) Business Intelligence
6 176 (6.58%) Migration
7 175 (6.55%) Programme Management
8 158 (5.91%) PRINCE2
9 155 (5.80%) DevOps
10 145 (5.42%) Change Management
10 145 (5.42%) TDD
11 143 (5.35%) ERP
12 142 (5.31%) ITIL
13 134 (5.01%) Test Automation
14 129 (4.83%) Business Analysis
14 129 (4.83%) Continuous Integration
15 112 (4.19%) SDLC
16 111 (4.15%) Service Delivery
17 106 (3.97%) Continuous Improvement
17 106 (3.97%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 326 (12.20%) SQL
2 304 (11.37%) Java
3 166 (6.21%) JavaScript
4 129 (4.83%) C#
5 115 (4.30%) Python
6 62 (2.32%) Ruby
7 49 (1.83%) Shell Script
8 44 (1.65%) Perl
9 39 (1.46%) C
9 39 (1.46%) PL/SQL
9 39 (1.46%) T-SQL
10 35 (1.31%) PowerShell
11 34 (1.27%) XPath
12 26 (0.97%) PHP
13 23 (0.86%) Go
14 19 (0.71%) Scala
15 17 (0.64%) Apple Swift
16 15 (0.56%) VB
16 15 (0.56%) VBA
17 14 (0.52%) Korn
Qualifications
1 219 (8.19%) Degree
2 124 (4.64%) Security Cleared
3 99 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 49 (1.83%) PMP
5 47 (1.76%) ISEB
6 40 (1.50%) PMI Certification
7 32 (1.20%) DV Cleared
8 31 (1.16%) ISTQB
9 30 (1.12%) CIMA
10 28 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 27 (1.01%) ACCA
12 24 (0.90%) CISSP
12 24 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 22 (0.82%) CISM
14 18 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
15 17 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
16 14 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
16 14 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 12 (0.45%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (5.24%) PMO
2 118 (4.41%) QA
3 91 (3.40%) GDPR
4 68 (2.54%) SLA
5 48 (1.80%) Data Quality
6 27 (1.01%) PCI DSS
7 23 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 16 (0.60%) IFRS
8 16 (0.60%) MiFID
9 12 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 10 (0.37%) COBIT
11 8 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 7 (0.26%) IFRS 9
12 7 (0.26%) P3O
13 6 (0.22%) Basel II
13 6 (0.22%) GAAP
14 4 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
14 4 (0.15%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.15%) PSD2
15 3 (0.11%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 95 (3.55%) Active Directory
2 66 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (2.43%) Docker
4 52 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
5 25 (0.94%) Veritas File System
6 23 (0.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 21 (0.79%) NFS
8 14 (0.52%) Apache Flume
8 14 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 14 (0.52%) vSphere
9 13 (0.49%) HDFS
10 11 (0.41%) Hyper-V
10 11 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (0.41%) XenDesktop
11 9 (0.34%) XenApp
12 6 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.22%) XenServer
13 5 (0.19%) ProxySG
14 4 (0.15%) VMware NSX
14 4 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 77 (2.88%) Ansible
2 40 (1.50%) NetBackup
2 40 (1.50%) Puppet
3 32 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
5 21 (0.79%) SCCM
6 19 (0.71%) Hadoop YARN
7 16 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
8 12 (0.45%) Terraform
9 10 (0.37%) Red Hat Satellite
10 7 (0.26%) Kubernetes
11 6 (0.22%) SELinux
12 5 (0.19%) Oozie
12 5 (0.19%) Packer
13 4 (0.15%) Consul
13 4 (0.15%) Data Guard
13 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
13 4 (0.15%) SCOM
13 4 (0.15%) vCenter Server
14 3 (0.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 348 (13.02%) Microsoft
2 301 (11.26%) Oracle
3 246 (9.20%) SAP
4 98 (3.67%) VMware
5 77 (2.88%) IBM
6 74 (2.77%) Red Hat
7 62 (2.32%) HP
8 61 (2.28%) Cisco
9 53 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
10 41 (1.53%) Workday
11 39 (1.46%) NetApp
12 35 (1.31%) Citrix
12 35 (1.31%) Symantec
12 35 (1.31%) Tableau
12 35 (1.31%) Veritas
13 29 (1.08%) Google
14 26 (0.97%) EMC
15 25 (0.94%) Brocade
16 24 (0.90%) Remedy
17 23 (0.86%) CheckPoint