Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 1,863 2,524 2,598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.54% 15.33% 15.99%
As % of the General category 40.23% 45.65% 42.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,164 1,683 1,644
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £258 £282 £300
90th Percentile £650 £600 £575
England median daily rate £510 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 60 38
South East median hourly rate £22.63 £23.25 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.67% +25.68% -7.50%
10th Percentile £11.81 £13.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.31 £53.79 £43.60
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year -10.64% +3.30% +8.33%

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 4,631 5,529 6,144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.65% 33.59% 37.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,490 3,199 3,381
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £249
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
England median daily rate £495 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +4.21% +1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 189 241
South East median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.77% +36.84% -5.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.83 £52.95 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £21.76 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.10% -3.29% +9.76%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -6 648 £450 +3.45% 210
Surrey +1 461 £513 +5.13% 120
Berkshire -6 387 £450 +5.88% 105
Hampshire +2 354 £475 +11.76% 97
Buckinghamshire -2 201 £450 +5.88% 65
West Sussex 0 167 £413 - 64
East Sussex 0 99 £500 +5.26% 28
Kent -1 87 £450 -5.26% 63
Oxfordshire +6 60 £538 +18.85% 41
Sussex -4 7 £475 -5.00% 1
Middlesex +8 5 £575 +48.39% 1
M4 Corridor +4 1 - -
Home Counties +1 1 - -
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 455 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
2 302 (16.21%) Microsoft
3 296 (15.89%) Project Management
4 250 (13.42%) SAP
5 246 (13.20%) SQL
6 225 (12.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 219 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
8 214 (11.49%) Windows
9 204 (10.95%) Oracle
10 192 (10.31%) Telecoms
11 190 (10.20%) Azure
12 177 (9.50%) Microsoft Excel
13 167 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
14 165 (8.86%) DevOps
15 160 (8.59%) Degree
16 151 (8.11%) ERP
17 145 (7.78%) Java
17 145 (7.78%) Migration
17 145 (7.78%) Banking
18 132 (7.09%) Problem-Solving
19 131 (7.03%) Test Automation
20 128 (6.87%) JavaScript
20 128 (6.87%) PRINCE2
21 123 (6.60%) Microsoft Office
22 121 (6.49%) ITIL
23 118 (6.33%) Scrum
24 117 (6.28%) SQL Server
25 114 (6.12%) Analytics
25 114 (6.12%) Public Sector
26 113 (6.07%) Marketing

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 83 (4.46%) SharePoint
2 34 (1.83%) Confluence
3 25 (1.34%) Apache
4 23 (1.23%) IIS
5 16 (0.86%) Tomcat
6 13 (0.70%) Skype for Business
7 12 (0.64%) MS Exchange
8 11 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
8 11 (0.59%) CMS
9 9 (0.48%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.38%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (0.38%) JBoss
10 7 (0.38%) K2 blackpearl
10 7 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
10 7 (0.38%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.32%) Documentum
11 6 (0.32%) SAS
12 4 (0.21%) Captiva
12 4 (0.21%) MQSeries
Applications
1 177 (9.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 123 (6.60%) Microsoft Office
3 72 (3.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 59 (3.17%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
6 15 (0.81%) MS Visio
7 12 (0.64%) Sketch
8 10 (0.54%) Open Workbench
8 10 (0.54%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
10 6 (0.32%) 3ds Max
10 6 (0.32%) Figma
11 4 (0.21%) InVision
12 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.16%) Zeplin
13 2 (0.11%) UserZoom
14 1 (0.054%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 51 (2.74%) SAP FI
2 40 (2.15%) SAP S/4HANA
3 38 (2.04%) Oracle EBS R12
4 36 (1.93%) SAP CO
4 36 (1.93%) SAP ERP
5 35 (1.88%) Oracle EBS
6 34 (1.83%) SAP FI/CO
7 31 (1.66%) Oracle Receivables
8 25 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
9 20 (1.07%) Oracle Payables
10 19 (1.02%) Oracle General Ledger
11 18 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
12 17 (0.91%) Oracle ERP
13 16 (0.86%) NetSuite
14 15 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 14 (0.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 14 (0.75%) SAP PSCD
15 14 (0.75%) Unit4 Business World
16 13 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
16 13 (0.70%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 190 (10.20%) Azure
2 93 (4.99%) AWS
3 65 (3.49%) Dynamics 365
4 60 (3.22%) Office 365
5 51 (2.74%) Power Platform
6 47 (2.52%) SaaS
7 41 (2.20%) PaaS
8 24 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
9 18 (0.97%) Serverless
10 17 (0.91%) GitHub
11 16 (0.86%) IaaS
12 15 (0.81%) Google Analytics
13 13 (0.70%) OpenShift
14 10 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (0.54%) OneDrive
15 8 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
15 8 (0.43%) Azure Functions
16 7 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
16 7 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 6 (0.32%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 73 (3.92%) Firewall
2 42 (2.25%) DNS
3 37 (1.99%) WAN
4 31 (1.66%) Internet
5 26 (1.40%) HTTP
5 26 (1.40%) Skype
5 26 (1.40%) TCP/IP
6 25 (1.34%) LAN
7 24 (1.29%) VPN
8 23 (1.23%) DHCP
9 16 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (0.81%) Wireless
11 14 (0.75%) HTTPS
12 13 (0.70%) SAN
13 12 (0.64%) SMTP
14 11 (0.59%) VLAN
15 9 (0.48%) MPLS
15 9 (0.48%) Unified Communications
15 9 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (0.43%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (6.28%) SQL Server
2 51 (2.74%) Power BI
3 32 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 31 (1.66%) BusinessObjects
4 31 (1.66%) Oracle Database
5 30 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (1.50%) Relational Database
7 22 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
9 20 (1.07%) Big Data
9 20 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
10 18 (0.97%) MS Access
10 18 (0.97%) RDBMS
10 18 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
10 18 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 15 (0.81%) DB2
12 12 (0.64%) SAP BW
12 12 (0.64%) SAP Data Services
13 11 (0.59%) Hadoop
14 10 (0.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 74 (3.97%) Jenkins
2 70 (3.76%) JIRA
3 55 (2.95%) Selenium
4 47 (2.52%) Git (software)
5 29 (1.56%) Visual Studio
6 26 (1.40%) Cucumber
7 24 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
8 23 (1.23%) TeamCity
9 17 (0.91%) Maven
10 16 (0.86%) SpecFlow
11 15 (0.81%) Bitbucket
12 13 (0.70%) Eclipse
12 13 (0.70%) JUnit
13 12 (0.64%) Axure RP
14 11 (0.59%) Protractor
14 11 (0.59%) Subversion
15 10 (0.54%) IntelliJ
16 9 (0.48%) Ant
16 9 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 192 (10.31%) Telecoms
2 145 (7.78%) Banking
3 114 (6.12%) Public Sector
4 113 (6.07%) Marketing
5 87 (4.67%) Manufacturing
6 63 (3.38%) Electronics
6 63 (3.38%) Retail
7 51 (2.74%) Legal
8 47 (2.52%) General Ledger
9 38 (2.04%) Billing
10 24 (1.29%) Automotive
11 22 (1.18%) Financial Institution
12 16 (0.86%) Back Office
13 13 (0.70%) Military
13 13 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.59%) Publishing
15 10 (0.54%) Mandarin Language
16 9 (0.48%) French Language
17 8 (0.43%) German Language
18 7 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 340 (18.25%) Analyst
2 247 (13.26%) Developer
3 192 (10.31%) Project Manager
4 157 (8.43%) Consultant
5 124 (6.66%) Architect
6 114 (6.12%) Business Analyst
7 68 (3.65%) IT Manager
8 60 (3.22%) Financial Analyst
9 55 (2.95%) Java Developer
10 54 (2.90%) Support Engineer
11 52 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
12 50 (2.68%) SAP Consultant
13 47 (2.52%) Coordinator
14 45 (2.42%) .NET Developer
14 45 (2.42%) IT Project Manager
15 39 (2.09%) Designer
15 39 (2.09%) Desktop Support
16 38 (2.04%) Tester
17 37 (1.99%) Network Engineer
17 37 (1.99%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (5.58%) .NET
2 72 (3.86%) HTML
3 57 (3.06%) CSS
4 56 (3.01%) AngularJS
4 56 (3.01%) Spring
5 47 (2.52%) JSON
6 45 (2.42%) Web Services
7 42 (2.25%) .NET Framework
8 41 (2.20%) REST
9 35 (1.88%) React
9 35 (1.88%) XML
10 34 (1.83%) .NET Core
10 34 (1.83%) RESTful
11 30 (1.61%) ASP.NET
11 30 (1.61%) Node.js
12 27 (1.45%) SOAP
12 27 (1.45%) Spring Boot
13 23 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
14 21 (1.13%) ASP.NET Web API
14 21 (1.13%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 219 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (5.05%) Management Information System
3 59 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
4 55 (2.95%) Data Centre
5 45 (2.42%) User Experience
6 39 (2.09%) Virtual Team
7 32 (1.72%) NHS
8 31 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
9 29 (1.56%) PMI
10 26 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 11 (0.59%) Algorithms
12 11 (0.59%) Clustering
12 11 (0.59%) Data Structures
13 10 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
13 10 (0.54%) Reinsurance
14 9 (0.48%) Cyber Defence
14 9 (0.48%) Mobile App
14 9 (0.48%) Public Cloud
15 8 (0.43%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 214 (11.49%) Windows
2 109 (5.85%) Linux
3 73 (3.92%) Windows 10
4 67 (3.60%) Windows Server
5 53 (2.84%) Unix
6 36 (1.93%) Windows 7
7 23 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (0.70%) Android
9 11 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (0.54%) Windows 8
11 8 (0.43%) AIX
12 7 (0.38%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.054%) CentOS
16 1 (0.054%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.054%) uClinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 455 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
2 296 (15.89%) Project Management
3 225 (12.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 167 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
5 165 (8.86%) DevOps
6 151 (8.11%) ERP
7 145 (7.78%) Migration
8 132 (7.09%) Problem-Solving
9 131 (7.03%) Test Automation
10 128 (6.87%) PRINCE2
11 121 (6.49%) ITIL
12 118 (6.33%) Scrum
13 114 (6.12%) Analytics
14 106 (5.69%) Programme Management
14 106 (5.69%) Project Delivery
15 92 (4.94%) Change Management
16 79 (4.24%) Decision-Making
17 78 (4.19%) TDD
18 76 (4.08%) Business Analysis
19 75 (4.03%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 246 (13.20%) SQL
2 145 (7.78%) Java
3 128 (6.87%) JavaScript
4 105 (5.64%) C#
5 75 (4.03%) Python
6 63 (3.38%) PowerShell
7 57 (3.06%) C
8 35 (1.88%) Java 8
9 32 (1.72%) Bash Shell
10 31 (1.66%) T-SQL
11 29 (1.56%) PL/SQL
12 26 (1.40%) ABAP
13 20 (1.07%) TypeScript
14 19 (1.02%) C++
15 17 (0.91%) VBA
16 16 (0.86%) Shell Script
17 15 (0.81%) VB.NET
18 8 (0.43%) R
18 8 (0.43%) VB
19 7 (0.38%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 160 (8.59%) Degree
2 104 (5.58%) Security Cleared
3 76 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 57 (3.06%) PMI Certification
5 37 (1.99%) PMP
6 35 (1.88%) CIMA
7 34 (1.83%) ISEB
8 33 (1.77%) ACCA
8 33 (1.77%) CISSP
9 27 (1.45%) ISTQB
10 26 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
10 26 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 24 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
12 21 (1.13%) CCNA
13 20 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 18 (0.97%) CISM
15 17 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
16 16 (0.86%) CCA
16 16 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 16 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (5.21%) PMO
2 95 (5.10%) QA
3 52 (2.79%) SLA
4 22 (1.18%) Data Quality
5 18 (0.97%) GDPR
6 16 (0.86%) NIST
7 10 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 6 (0.32%) COBIT
10 6 (0.32%) P3O
10 6 (0.32%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 4 (0.21%) ISO 9000
13 3 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.16%) GxP
13 3 (0.16%) WCAG
14 2 (0.11%) IFRS
14 2 (0.11%) PSD2
14 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 99 (5.31%) Active Directory
2 55 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (2.58%) Docker
4 16 (0.86%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (0.54%) XenApp
7 9 (0.48%) vSphere
8 8 (0.43%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.32%) Firmware
10 6 (0.32%) vCloud
11 5 (0.27%) HDFS
11 5 (0.27%) LXC
11 5 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.21%) NFS
12 4 (0.21%) RACF
13 2 (0.11%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.054%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 1 (0.054%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.054%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 29 (1.56%) Ansible
2 22 (1.18%) Kubernetes
3 17 (0.91%) SCCM
4 14 (0.75%) Puppet
5 13 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (0.64%) Terraform
7 11 (0.59%) HP ALM
7 11 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
8 9 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (0.43%) SCOM
10 7 (0.38%) MIIS
11 6 (0.32%) FortiGate
11 6 (0.32%) Packer
12 5 (0.27%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
13 4 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
14 3 (0.16%) AirWatch
14 3 (0.16%) Control-M
14 3 (0.16%) Data Guard
14 3 (0.16%) vRealize
Vendors
1 302 (16.21%) Microsoft
2 250 (13.42%) SAP
3 204 (10.95%) Oracle
4 71 (3.81%) VMware
5 59 (3.17%) Cisco
6 40 (2.15%) ServiceNow
7 33 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
8 27 (1.45%) HP
8 27 (1.45%) IBM
9 26 (1.40%) Remedy
9 26 (1.40%) Tableau
10 25 (1.34%) Citrix
11 24 (1.29%) CheckPoint
12 23 (1.23%) Google
13 21 (1.13%) Workday
14 19 (1.02%) Red Hat
15 18 (0.97%) Adobe
16 16 (0.86%) Palo Alto
17 14 (0.75%) webMethods
18 12 (0.64%) Proofpoint