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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 5 4
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1  
Contract jobs citing Finance 1268 1246 1399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.38% 13.90% 14.79%
As % of the General category 45.55% 44.17% 42.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 800 865
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £272 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 27 29
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -37.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.81 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.15 £52.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +31.57% -  

Finance is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2784 2821 3262
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 35.96% 31.48% 34.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1540 1596 1741
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 97 97
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Finance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +4 321 £438 -2.77% 113
Berkshire +7 274 £450 +5.88% 61
Buckinghamshire -1 237 £425 +3.53% 42
Hampshire +2 169 £380 +1.33% 65
West Sussex 0 70 £414 +0.30% 10
Oxfordshire -16 53 £450 +23.62% 16
Kent -2 52 £375 -16.20% 27
East Sussex -1 48 £450 +6.82% 11
Middlesex +6 11 £383 -16.39% 5
Sussex +3 5 £438 -
M4 Corridor +6 1 - -
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 570 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
2 415 (16.35%) Oracle
3 358 (14.10%) SQL
4 352 (13.86%) Project Management
5 349 (13.75%) Microsoft
6 271 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 270 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
8 263 (10.36%) Banking
9 253 (9.96%) Telecoms
9 253 (9.96%) SAP
10 245 (9.65%) Degree
11 222 (8.74%) Java
12 217 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
13 210 (8.27%) Microsoft Excel
13 210 (8.27%) Marketing
14 204 (8.03%) Scrum
15 201 (7.92%) Linux
16 197 (7.76%) HTML
17 193 (7.60%) JavaScript
18 190 (7.48%) PRINCE2
19 181 (7.13%) Unix
20 178 (7.01%) Web Services
21 175 (6.89%) Programme Management
22 165 (6.50%) Security Cleared
23 163 (6.42%) PMO
24 160 (6.30%) ITIL
25 159 (6.26%) Business Analysis
26 156 (6.14%) Windows
27 149 (5.87%) SDLC
28 147 (5.79%) SQL Server

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 98 (3.86%) SharePoint
2 40 (1.58%) Apache
3 34 (1.34%) JBoss
4 33 (1.30%) IIS
4 33 (1.30%) SAS
4 33 (1.30%) Tomcat
5 28 (1.10%) Apache Spark
6 27 (1.06%) WebSphere
7 20 (0.79%) MS Exchange
8 19 (0.75%) OpenStack
9 17 (0.67%) CMS
9 17 (0.67%) WebLogic
10 14 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
11 13 (0.51%) Confluence
12 12 (0.47%) WildFly
13 10 (0.39%) Apache Pig
13 10 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
13 10 (0.39%) Skype for Business
14 9 (0.35%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 210 (8.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 147 (5.79%) Microsoft Office
3 102 (4.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 90 (3.54%) Microsoft Project
5 71 (2.80%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.51%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.20%) EngageOne
9 4 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.16%) InVision
9 4 (0.16%) Open Workbench
10 2 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.079%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.039%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.039%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.039%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.039%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 98 (3.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 28 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
3 25 (0.98%) Oracle Financials
4 20 (0.79%) Oracle ERP
4 20 (0.79%) Oracle Receivables
5 18 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
6 16 (0.63%) SAP FI
7 15 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
7 15 (0.59%) SAP CO
7 15 (0.59%) SAP ERP
7 15 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
8 11 (0.43%) Hyperion Planning
9 10 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
9 10 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
9 10 (0.39%) Workday HCM
10 9 (0.35%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 9 (0.35%) Oracle FAH
10 9 (0.35%) SAP PSCD
10 9 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 84 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (1.46%) SaaS
4 30 (1.18%) PaaS
5 29 (1.14%) Office 365
6 21 (0.83%) OpenShift
7 20 (0.79%) IaaS
8 19 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.24%) GitHub
10 5 (0.20%) Boomi
10 5 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
11 4 (0.16%) Yammer
12 3 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
12 3 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
12 3 (0.12%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.079%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.079%) CloudSense
13 2 (0.079%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 57 (2.24%) Firewall
2 41 (1.61%) Internet
3 37 (1.46%) SAN
4 35 (1.38%) LDAP
5 31 (1.22%) DNS
6 27 (1.06%) NAS
7 21 (0.83%) TCP/IP
8 20 (0.79%) WAN
9 19 (0.75%) LAN
10 18 (0.71%) Network Security
11 17 (0.67%) Skype
12 16 (0.63%) VPN
13 14 (0.55%) DHCP
14 13 (0.51%) SSH
15 10 (0.39%) FTP
15 10 (0.39%) GSM
15 10 (0.39%) HSPA
15 10 (0.39%) LTE
15 10 (0.39%) VoIP
15 10 (0.39%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (5.79%) SQL Server
2 145 (5.71%) Relational Database
3 95 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
3 95 (3.74%) Oracle Database
4 58 (2.28%) Big Data
5 55 (2.17%) Hadoop
6 44 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 36 (1.42%) MongoDB
8 35 (1.38%) DB2
8 35 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
9 31 (1.22%) NoSQL
10 27 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
11 26 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
11 26 (1.02%) MySQL
11 26 (1.02%) RDBMS
12 23 (0.91%) Oracle Database 12c
13 22 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
14 21 (0.83%) Apache Hive
14 21 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
15 20 (0.79%) Impala
Development Applications
1 123 (4.84%) Git (software)
2 107 (4.21%) Jenkins
3 67 (2.64%) JIRA
4 41 (1.61%) Selenium
5 38 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 36 (1.42%) Maven
7 30 (1.18%) Subversion
8 26 (1.02%) TeamCity
9 19 (0.75%) Cucumber
9 19 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
10 18 (0.71%) ProC
11 17 (0.67%) Protractor
12 14 (0.55%) Talend Open Studio
13 13 (0.51%) Visual Studio
14 12 (0.47%) Android Studio
15 11 (0.43%) JUnit
16 10 (0.39%) MSI
16 10 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
16 10 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
16 10 (0.39%) Xcode
General
1 263 (10.36%) Banking
2 253 (9.96%) Telecoms
3 210 (8.27%) Marketing
4 124 (4.88%) Retail
5 119 (4.69%) Manufacturing
6 98 (3.86%) Electronics
7 77 (3.03%) Legal
8 53 (2.09%) Financial Institution
9 30 (1.18%) Back Office
10 27 (1.06%) Billing
11 25 (0.98%) Publishing
12 22 (0.87%) Advertising
13 21 (0.83%) General Ledger
13 21 (0.83%) Investment Banking
14 20 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
15 18 (0.71%) German Language
15 18 (0.71%) Retail Banking
16 13 (0.51%) Spanish Language
17 12 (0.47%) Automotive
18 11 (0.43%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 567 (22.33%) Analyst
2 445 (17.53%) Developer
3 292 (11.50%) Project Manager
4 171 (6.73%) Business Analyst
5 164 (6.46%) Architect
6 133 (5.24%) Consultant
7 116 (4.57%) Financial Analyst
8 113 (4.45%) Systems Analyst
9 80 (3.15%) Administrator
10 72 (2.84%) Java Developer
11 66 (2.60%) .NET Developer
12 65 (2.56%) IT Manager
13 63 (2.48%) Service Analyst
14 58 (2.28%) Oracle Analyst
14 58 (2.28%) Test Analyst
15 57 (2.24%) Designer
16 55 (2.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 54 (2.13%) Coordinator
18 53 (2.09%) Finance Business Analyst
19 52 (2.05%) Pensions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (7.76%) HTML
2 178 (7.01%) Web Services
3 137 (5.40%) REST
4 136 (5.36%) CSS
5 133 (5.24%) XML
6 127 (5.00%) .NET
7 99 (3.90%) AngularJS
8 87 (3.43%) HTML5
9 72 (2.84%) SOAP
10 62 (2.44%) jQuery
11 59 (2.32%) Spring
12 58 (2.28%) CSS3
12 58 (2.28%) JSON
13 53 (2.09%) Node.js
14 40 (1.58%) Middleware
15 39 (1.54%) Django
16 36 (1.42%) React
16 36 (1.42%) RESTful
17 35 (1.38%) .NET Framework
18 32 (1.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 270 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (3.58%) Management Information System
3 68 (2.68%) User Experience
4 50 (1.97%) Data Centre
5 42 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
6 38 (1.50%) Mobile App
7 36 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
8 35 (1.38%) Computer Science
9 20 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
9 20 (0.79%) PMI
10 17 (0.67%) Mainframe
10 17 (0.67%) Virtual Team
11 16 (0.63%) Public Cloud
12 15 (0.59%) Social Media
13 14 (0.55%) Client/Server
14 13 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
14 13 (0.51%) NHS
14 13 (0.51%) Online Banking
15 11 (0.43%) PKI
16 10 (0.39%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 201 (7.92%) Linux
2 181 (7.13%) Unix
3 156 (6.14%) Windows
4 42 (1.65%) Solaris
5 39 (1.54%) Windows Server
5 39 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (1.42%) Android
7 35 (1.38%) AIX
8 34 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (0.79%) Apple iOS
11 12 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (0.43%) Windows Vista
13 9 (0.35%) Windows 7
14 8 (0.32%) Windows 10
15 7 (0.28%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.16%) HPUX
16 4 (0.16%) MVS
16 4 (0.16%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 570 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
2 352 (13.86%) Project Management
3 271 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 217 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
5 204 (8.03%) Scrum
6 190 (7.48%) PRINCE2
7 175 (6.89%) Programme Management
8 160 (6.30%) ITIL
9 159 (6.26%) Business Analysis
10 149 (5.87%) SDLC
11 145 (5.71%) Change Management
12 129 (5.08%) TDD
13 127 (5.00%) Data Analysis
14 115 (4.53%) DevOps
15 114 (4.49%) Digital Marketing
16 113 (4.45%) Migration
17 105 (4.14%) ERP
18 98 (3.86%) OO
19 92 (3.62%) Continuous Integration
20 89 (3.51%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 358 (14.10%) SQL
2 222 (8.74%) Java
3 193 (7.60%) JavaScript
4 145 (5.71%) Python
5 130 (5.12%) C#
6 64 (2.52%) PL/SQL
7 57 (2.24%) Shell Script
8 48 (1.89%) C
9 39 (1.54%) Perl
10 28 (1.10%) PowerShell
10 28 (1.10%) T-SQL
11 27 (1.06%) PHP
12 26 (1.02%) Ruby
13 18 (0.71%) Scala
13 18 (0.71%) VB.NET
14 17 (0.67%) Apple Swift
14 17 (0.67%) VB
15 16 (0.63%) VBA
16 15 (0.59%) XPath
17 12 (0.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 245 (9.65%) Degree
2 165 (6.50%) Security Cleared
3 142 (5.59%) SC Cleared
4 56 (2.21%) ISEB
5 44 (1.73%) DV Cleared
6 43 (1.69%) PMI Certification
7 42 (1.65%) ISTQB
8 33 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 32 (1.26%) CIMA
10 31 (1.22%) PMP
11 30 (1.18%) ACCA
12 29 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
13 27 (1.06%) CISSP
13 27 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 24 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
15 23 (0.91%) CISM
16 21 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
17 20 (0.79%) APMP
17 20 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
18 14 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (6.42%) PMO
2 118 (4.65%) QA
3 59 (2.32%) SLA
4 52 (2.05%) GDPR
5 37 (1.46%) PCI DSS
6 29 (1.14%) Data Quality
7 26 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 23 (0.91%) IFRS
9 15 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 13 (0.51%) GAAP
10 13 (0.51%) IFRS 9
11 11 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 8 (0.32%) P3O
13 7 (0.28%) Solvency II
14 6 (0.24%) Basel II
14 6 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
14 6 (0.24%) ISO 22301
14 6 (0.24%) MiFID
14 6 (0.24%) PA-DSS
15 5 (0.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 71 (2.80%) Active Directory
2 43 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
4 27 (1.06%) Docker
5 22 (0.87%) Veritas File System
6 20 (0.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 14 (0.55%) HDFS
8 13 (0.51%) NFS
8 13 (0.51%) vSphere
9 11 (0.43%) Apache Flume
10 10 (0.39%) XenApp
11 8 (0.32%) Hyper-V
12 7 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 6 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.24%) ProxySG
13 6 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (0.24%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.12%) Samba
15 3 (0.12%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 47 (1.85%) Ansible
2 34 (1.34%) NetBackup
3 19 (0.75%) Puppet
4 18 (0.71%) SCCM
5 16 (0.63%) Hadoop YARN
6 15 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 10 (0.39%) CA Wily
9 10 (0.39%) Oozie
9 10 (0.39%) Tivoli
10 9 (0.35%) Terraform
11 8 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
11 8 (0.32%) SCOM
12 6 (0.24%) Nagios
12 6 (0.24%) Nessus
12 6 (0.24%) WSUS
13 5 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 5 (0.20%) vRealize
14 4 (0.16%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 415 (16.35%) Oracle
2 349 (13.75%) Microsoft
3 253 (9.96%) SAP
4 85 (3.35%) VMware
5 60 (2.36%) Red Hat
6 59 (2.32%) IBM
7 45 (1.77%) HP
8 40 (1.58%) Cisco
9 39 (1.54%) Veritas
10 36 (1.42%) Citrix
11 33 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
12 30 (1.18%) Cognos
12 30 (1.18%) Symantec
13 29 (1.14%) Remedy
14 25 (0.98%) Informatica
15 24 (0.95%) Tableau
15 24 (0.95%) Workday
16 23 (0.91%) Adobe
16 23 (0.91%) Hyperion
17 22 (0.87%) Sun
Reigate, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Pro rata 6 month fixed term
Posted: 2 hours ago
Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 1 hour ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 9 hours ago
Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Square One Resources
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £425 to £467 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
GM Financial
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
JM
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Tiro Partners
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £25 to £33 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday