Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 5 3
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1,014 2,142 2,536
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 10.39% 13.68% 15.15%
As % of the General category 33.83% 41.78% 43.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 1,476 1,595
Median daily rate £481 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.32% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £278 £284 £293
90th Percentile £688 £638 £615
England median daily rate £510 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.00% - +8.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 51 47
Median hourly rate £18.14 £18.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.79% -25.00% -12.73%
10th Percentile £11.38 £14.05 £12.90
90th Percentile £55.60 £63.75 £65.29
England median hourly rate £32.50 £24.76 £25.00
% change year-on-year +31.29% -0.98% -12.28%

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 2,997 5,127 5,830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.72% 32.74% 34.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,668 2,930 3,174
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +5.29%
10th Percentile £231 £263 £261
90th Percentile £625 £625 £599
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 199 183
Median hourly rate £23.94 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.24% +4.17% -4.00%
10th Percentile £12.98 £12.03 £11.78
90th Percentile £49.65 £51.86 £48.60
Median hourly rate £23.88 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +6.13% +2.27% +2.33%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -3 392 £475 +5.56% 127
Surrey -1 228 £500 - 66
Berkshire -3 220 £475 +5.56% 52
Hampshire -1 195 £475 +5.56% 49
Buckinghamshire -5 137 £425 -5.35% 50
West Sussex -8 58 £488 +18.18% 41
East Sussex 0 56 £475 +11.76% 27
Kent 0 56 £450 -12.20% 15
Oxfordshire +1 35 £563 +18.42% 25
Middlesex +7 2 £660 +33.33%
Sussex -4 2 £450 - 1
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 252 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (16.47%) SAP
3 150 (14.79%) Project Management
3 150 (14.79%) Microsoft
4 137 (13.51%) SQL
5 123 (12.13%) Oracle
6 117 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
7 110 (10.85%) Telecoms
8 106 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
9 104 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 104 (10.26%) ERP
10 100 (9.86%) Migration
11 97 (9.57%) Scrum
12 86 (8.48%) Problem-Solving
13 85 (8.38%) Azure
14 83 (8.19%) Microsoft Excel
15 82 (8.09%) Degree
16 81 (7.99%) Java
17 71 (7.00%) DevOps
18 69 (6.80%) JavaScript
19 67 (6.61%) Windows
20 65 (6.41%) Marketing
21 64 (6.31%) Manufacturing
22 62 (6.11%) Programme Management
23 60 (5.92%) PRINCE2
23 60 (5.92%) CRM
24 59 (5.82%) .NET
25 58 (5.72%) Test Automation
26 57 (5.62%) Microsoft Office
26 57 (5.62%) Public Sector

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 21 (2.07%) SharePoint
2 20 (1.97%) Apache
3 18 (1.78%) Confluence
4 14 (1.38%) Apache Spark
5 10 (0.99%) Skype for Business
6 5 (0.49%) Jupyter
6 5 (0.49%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.39%) CMS
7 4 (0.39%) IIS
8 3 (0.30%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.30%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.30%) SAS
8 3 (0.30%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.30%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.20%) JBoss
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.099%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.099%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 83 (8.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 57 (5.62%) Microsoft Office
3 38 (3.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (2.07%) MS Visio
5 18 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.20%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.20%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.20%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.20%) Simulink
8 2 (0.20%) Sketch
9 1 (0.099%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.099%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.099%) Figma
9 1 (0.099%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 33 (3.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (3.16%) Oracle EBS
3 27 (2.66%) Oracle EBS R12
4 25 (2.47%) SAP S/4HANA
5 23 (2.27%) NetSuite
5 23 (2.27%) SAP ERP
6 19 (1.87%) Dynamics AX
7 17 (1.68%) Oracle Receivables
8 13 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
8 13 (1.28%) Oracle ERP
9 11 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 10 (0.99%) Oracle Payables
10 10 (0.99%) SAP FI
11 9 (0.89%) Oracle Financials
11 9 (0.89%) SAP PSCD
12 8 (0.79%) Unit4 Business World
13 7 (0.69%) SAP CO
13 7 (0.69%) SAP FI/CO
14 6 (0.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 5 (0.49%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 85 (8.38%) Azure
2 49 (4.83%) AWS
2 49 (4.83%) Dynamics 365
3 40 (3.94%) Power Platform
4 29 (2.86%) SaaS
5 20 (1.97%) Office 365
6 15 (1.48%) PaaS
7 14 (1.38%) GitHub
8 10 (0.99%) IaaS
9 9 (0.89%) Azure Data Factory
9 9 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.89%) Serverless
10 6 (0.59%) Azure Functions
10 6 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
11 5 (0.49%) Boomi
11 5 (0.49%) PowerApps
12 4 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.39%) GCP
12 4 (0.39%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.30%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.37%) Firewall
2 21 (2.07%) WAN
3 17 (1.68%) LAN
4 16 (1.58%) TCP/IP
5 13 (1.28%) Skype
6 9 (0.89%) Internet
7 8 (0.79%) DNS
8 7 (0.69%) SSL
8 7 (0.69%) VPN
9 6 (0.59%) HTTP
9 6 (0.59%) Radio Access Network
9 6 (0.59%) VoIP
10 5 (0.49%) DHCP
10 5 (0.49%) Wireless
11 4 (0.39%) 5G
11 4 (0.39%) DSL
11 4 (0.39%) NetScaler
11 4 (0.39%) Network Security
11 4 (0.39%) PBX
11 4 (0.39%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (4.34%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.94%) Power BI
3 30 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
5 20 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (1.87%) BusinessObjects
6 19 (1.87%) Hadoop
7 18 (1.78%) MySQL
8 17 (1.68%) MongoDB
9 16 (1.58%) Oracle Database
10 15 (1.48%) Big Data
11 14 (1.38%) Data Lake
12 13 (1.28%) Relational Database
13 12 (1.18%) SAP BW
14 11 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
15 10 (0.99%) Essbase
15 10 (0.99%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 10 (0.99%) SAP Data Services
16 9 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 41 (4.04%) JIRA
2 31 (3.06%) Git (software)
2 31 (3.06%) Selenium
3 30 (2.96%) Jenkins
4 26 (2.56%) Cucumber
5 12 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (0.79%) Eclipse
7 6 (0.59%) JUnit
8 5 (0.49%) JMeter
8 5 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.39%) Ant
9 4 (0.39%) Gradle
9 4 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.39%) Subversion
9 4 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.30%) CircleCI
10 3 (0.30%) IntelliJ
10 3 (0.30%) LSMW
10 3 (0.30%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.20%) GitLab
General
1 110 (10.85%) Telecoms
2 65 (6.41%) Marketing
3 64 (6.31%) Manufacturing
4 57 (5.62%) Public Sector
5 54 (5.33%) Banking
6 40 (3.94%) Electronics
7 39 (3.85%) Legal
8 33 (3.25%) Retail
9 27 (2.66%) General Ledger
10 24 (2.37%) Billing
11 12 (1.18%) Financial Institution
11 12 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.89%) Mandarin Language
13 8 (0.79%) Military
14 7 (0.69%) Back Office
14 7 (0.69%) Law
15 5 (0.49%) Advertising
15 5 (0.49%) Automotive
16 4 (0.39%) Local Government
16 4 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 205 (20.22%) Analyst
2 156 (15.38%) Developer
3 126 (12.43%) Project Manager
4 87 (8.58%) Consultant
5 68 (6.71%) Business Analyst
6 53 (5.23%) Architect
7 37 (3.65%) Financial Analyst
8 32 (3.16%) IT Manager
9 28 (2.76%) Data Analyst
10 26 (2.56%) Programme Manager
10 26 (2.56%) SAP Consultant
11 25 (2.47%) Coordinator
12 24 (2.37%) .NET Developer
13 23 (2.27%) IT Project Manager
14 21 (2.07%) Administrator
14 21 (2.07%) Project Coordinator
14 21 (2.07%) Senior Manager
15 20 (1.97%) Java Developer
16 19 (1.87%) Service Analyst
16 19 (1.87%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (5.82%) .NET
2 33 (3.25%) HTML
3 32 (3.16%) XML
4 27 (2.66%) CSS
5 26 (2.56%) React
6 25 (2.47%) JSON
7 23 (2.27%) AngularJS
8 21 (2.07%) ASP.NET
8 21 (2.07%) Node.js
9 18 (1.78%) .NET Framework
10 17 (1.68%) HTML5
11 15 (1.48%) RESTful
11 15 (1.48%) SOAP
12 14 (1.38%) REST
13 13 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web API
14 12 (1.18%) Oracle Fusion
15 11 (1.08%) Entity Framework
15 11 (1.08%) Hibernate
15 11 (1.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 106 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (3.65%) Management Information System
3 31 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (2.37%) User Experience
5 20 (1.97%) Data Centre
6 15 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (1.48%) PMI
7 14 (1.38%) Virtual Team
8 13 (1.28%) NHS
9 9 (0.89%) Algorithms
9 9 (0.89%) Mainframe
10 8 (0.79%) Data Structures
11 7 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (0.69%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.59%) e-Learning
13 5 (0.49%) Analytical Mindset
13 5 (0.49%) Enterprise Cloud
14 4 (0.39%) Pricing Data
14 4 (0.39%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 67 (6.61%) Windows
2 40 (3.94%) Linux
3 27 (2.66%) Windows 10
3 27 (2.66%) Windows Server
4 25 (2.47%) Unix
5 18 (1.78%) Windows 7
6 13 (1.28%) Windows Server 2016
7 10 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.39%) AIX
10 4 (0.39%) Solaris
10 4 (0.39%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.099%) Android
13 1 (0.099%) pSOS
13 1 (0.099%) VMS
13 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (14.79%) Project Management
3 117 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
4 104 (10.26%) ERP
4 104 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 100 (9.86%) Migration
6 97 (9.57%) Scrum
7 86 (8.48%) Problem-Solving
8 71 (7.00%) DevOps
9 62 (6.11%) Programme Management
10 60 (5.92%) CRM
10 60 (5.92%) PRINCE2
11 58 (5.72%) Test Automation
12 56 (5.52%) Project Delivery
13 50 (4.93%) ETL
14 49 (4.83%) Data Migration
15 48 (4.73%) ITIL
16 46 (4.54%) Analytics
16 46 (4.54%) Data Analysis
17 41 (4.04%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 137 (13.51%) SQL
2 81 (7.99%) Java
3 69 (6.80%) JavaScript
4 56 (5.52%) C#
5 51 (5.03%) Python
6 27 (2.66%) C
7 19 (1.87%) T-SQL
8 17 (1.68%) PL/SQL
8 17 (1.68%) PowerShell
9 13 (1.28%) Shell Script
10 9 (0.89%) Go
10 9 (0.89%) Ruby
10 9 (0.89%) VB
11 7 (0.69%) Groovy
11 7 (0.69%) Java 8
12 6 (0.59%) Korn
13 5 (0.49%) Apex Code
13 5 (0.49%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.49%) C++
13 5 (0.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 82 (8.09%) Degree
2 54 (5.33%) Security Cleared
3 39 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 21 (2.07%) PMI Certification
5 16 (1.58%) CIMA
6 14 (1.38%) PMP
7 13 (1.28%) ACCA
8 12 (1.18%) CCA
8 12 (1.18%) DV Cleared
9 11 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (0.59%) CISSP
10 6 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.49%) CISM
11 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (0.39%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.39%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.30%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.64%) PMO
2 43 (4.24%) QA
3 19 (1.87%) SLA
4 13 (1.28%) Data Quality
4 13 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (1.08%) GDPR
6 9 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.69%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.49%) IFRS
9 4 (0.39%) NIST
10 3 (0.30%) COBIT
10 3 (0.30%) GxP
10 3 (0.30%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.30%) NCSC
11 2 (0.20%) P3O
11 2 (0.20%) PSD2
12 1 (0.099%) FATCA
12 1 (0.099%) NEBOSH
12 1 (0.099%) NIST 800
System Software
1 36 (3.55%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.16%) Docker
3 13 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.99%) HDFS
5 5 (0.49%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.30%) RACF
7 3 (0.30%) vSphere
7 3 (0.30%) XenApp
8 2 (0.20%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.20%) NFS
8 2 (0.20%) vCloud
8 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.099%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.099%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.099%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.099%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.099%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (1.97%) Ansible
2 16 (1.58%) Kubernetes
3 13 (1.28%) SCCM
3 13 (1.28%) Terraform
4 8 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (0.49%) Puppet
7 4 (0.39%) IBM BigFix
7 4 (0.39%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.39%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 3 (0.30%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.30%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 3 (0.30%) Foglight
8 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.30%) Oracle Flashback
8 3 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.30%) WSUS
9 2 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 167 (16.47%) SAP
2 150 (14.79%) Microsoft
3 123 (12.13%) Oracle
4 28 (2.76%) Salesforce.com
5 20 (1.97%) Cisco
5 20 (1.97%) VMware
6 13 (1.28%) Hyperion
6 13 (1.28%) JD Edwards
6 13 (1.28%) Workday
7 12 (1.18%) ServiceNow
8 11 (1.08%) Tableau
9 10 (0.99%) Citrix
9 10 (0.99%) Red Hat
9 10 (0.99%) webMethods
10 9 (0.89%) CheckPoint
10 9 (0.89%) McAfee
10 9 (0.89%) Remedy
11 8 (0.79%) Cognos
12 7 (0.69%) Ariba
12 7 (0.69%) Dell