Period
to 21 July 2018

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 21 July 2018 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 2,720 2,663 2,765
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.84% 16.45% 14.83%
As % of the General category 48.59% 45.96% 45.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,744 1,680 1,849
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £266 £260
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 40 47
South East median hourly rate £19.77 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +14.29% -22.79%
10th Percentile £13.43 £12.12 £10.97
90th Percentile £49.62 £60.95 £55.97
England median hourly rate £22.93 £26.61 £21.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +26.69% +2.44%

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 5,598 5,794 6,059
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.59% 35.78% 32.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,130 3,187 3,374
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £263 £248 £228
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 242 206
South East median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% -15.79% +21.79%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.34 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.95 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £26.93 £24.23 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.17% -3.10% +11.11%

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 21 July 2018.

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 21 July 2018.

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 21 July 2018. 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 0 1,009 £435 +2.35% 199
Surrey -2 794 £488 +8.33% 142
Berkshire -1 507 £435 -3.33% 99
Hampshire +3 426 £450 +12.50% 97
Buckinghamshire 0 381 £425 +6.25% 57
West Sussex +2 248 £413 -2.94% 25
Oxfordshire 0 123 £475 +5.56% 43
Kent +1 108 £450 - 32
East Sussex -3 77 £450 - 23
Middlesex -2 15 £350 -22.22% 2
Sussex +1 9 £500 +11.11% 1
Home Counties +9 3 - -
Isle of Wight - 2 - - 1
M4 Corridor -6 1 £450 -
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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.

1 814 (29.93%) Agile Software Development
2 469 (17.24%) Project Management
3 372 (13.68%) Microsoft
4 363 (13.35%) Oracle
5 342 (12.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 332 (12.21%) SQL
7 285 (10.48%) Degree
8 282 (10.37%) Scrum
9 266 (9.78%) SAP
10 255 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
11 241 (8.86%) Java
12 216 (7.94%) Linux
13 207 (7.61%) Microsoft Excel
14 205 (7.54%) PRINCE2
15 202 (7.43%) Windows
16 196 (7.21%) Migration
17 193 (7.10%) Problem-Solving
18 187 (6.88%) SQL Server
18 187 (6.88%) Banking
19 185 (6.80%) Retail
20 181 (6.65%) Telecoms
21 180 (6.62%) JavaScript
22 179 (6.58%) Unix
22 179 (6.58%) ITIL
23 171 (6.29%) Microsoft Office
23 171 (6.29%) TDD
23 171 (6.29%) PMO
24 170 (6.25%) Jenkins
25 169 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
26 163 (5.99%) Security Cleared

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 79 (2.90%) Apache Spark
2 73 (2.68%) SharePoint
3 58 (2.13%) Apache
4 38 (1.40%) Confluence
5 31 (1.14%) CMS
5 31 (1.14%) GemFire
6 30 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
7 27 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
7 27 (0.99%) Tomcat
8 18 (0.66%) SAS
9 17 (0.63%) IIS
9 17 (0.63%) WebSphere
10 16 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
11 15 (0.55%) JBoss
12 13 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 11 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
14 10 (0.37%) MS Exchange
15 7 (0.26%) EPiServer
16 6 (0.22%) Documentum
16 6 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 207 (7.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 171 (6.29%) Microsoft Office
3 105 (3.86%) Microsoft Project
4 100 (3.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 70 (2.57%) MS Visio
6 21 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.18%) InVision
10 3 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.11%) InDesign
10 3 (0.11%) Simulink
11 1 (0.037%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.037%) EViews
11 1 (0.037%) GIMP
11 1 (0.037%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.037%) PTC Creo
11 1 (0.037%) Revit
11 1 (0.037%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 53 (1.95%) SAP FI
2 45 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
3 40 (1.47%) Oracle Receivables
4 36 (1.32%) SAP CO
5 34 (1.25%) SAP ERP
5 34 (1.25%) SAP FI/CO
6 32 (1.18%) Oracle Payables
7 31 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
8 29 (1.07%) Oracle Financials
9 26 (0.96%) Oracle General Ledger
9 26 (0.96%) SAP S/4HANA
10 25 (0.92%) SAP PSCD
11 20 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
12 19 (0.70%) SAP BPC
12 19 (0.70%) Sonata
13 17 (0.63%) Magento
14 14 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
15 13 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
15 13 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
15 13 (0.48%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 113 (4.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 100 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (1.88%) PaaS
4 50 (1.84%) Office 365
5 34 (1.25%) OpenShift
6 28 (1.03%) SaaS
7 25 (0.92%) GitHub
8 17 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (0.59%) IaaS
10 11 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
12 9 (0.33%) Google Analytics
12 9 (0.33%) IBM Blueworks
13 6 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
14 5 (0.18%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
15 4 (0.15%) FinancialForce
15 4 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 3 (0.11%) Amazon Glacier
16 3 (0.11%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 51 (1.88%) Firewall
2 41 (1.51%) SAN
3 35 (1.29%) WAN
4 32 (1.18%) Internet
4 32 (1.18%) LAN
5 26 (0.96%) Network Security
5 26 (0.96%) TCP/IP
6 22 (0.81%) VPN
7 20 (0.74%) DNS
7 20 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
8 15 (0.55%) NAS
9 13 (0.48%) Kerberos
10 12 (0.44%) DHCP
10 12 (0.44%) SSL
11 11 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (0.40%) Ethernet
11 11 (0.40%) Intranet
11 11 (0.40%) Radio Access Network
11 11 (0.40%) VoIP
12 10 (0.37%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 125 (4.60%) Big Data
3 82 (3.01%) Hadoop
4 81 (2.98%) Relational Database
5 63 (2.32%) Oracle Database
6 55 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
7 51 (1.88%) MySQL
8 48 (1.76%) BusinessObjects
9 46 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 45 (1.65%) MongoDB
11 40 (1.47%) Power BI
12 39 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
13 37 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 34 (1.25%) DB2
15 32 (1.18%) RDBMS
15 32 (1.18%) SAP BW
16 31 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
16 31 (1.14%) SAP Data Services
17 29 (1.07%) HBase
18 22 (0.81%) Redis
Development Applications
1 170 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 116 (4.26%) Git (software)
3 96 (3.53%) JIRA
4 62 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 53 (1.95%) Selenium
6 45 (1.65%) Cucumber
7 41 (1.51%) Visual Studio
8 33 (1.21%) Subversion
9 27 (0.99%) TeamCity
10 23 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
11 22 (0.81%) Maven
12 19 (0.70%) JUnit
13 18 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
14 17 (0.63%) GitLab
14 17 (0.63%) Protractor
14 17 (0.63%) WebDriver
15 16 (0.59%) SonarQube
16 15 (0.55%) Bitbucket
17 13 (0.48%) Eclipse
18 12 (0.44%) ReSharper
General
1 187 (6.88%) Banking
2 185 (6.80%) Retail
3 181 (6.65%) Telecoms
4 123 (4.52%) Marketing
5 78 (2.87%) Manufacturing
6 70 (2.57%) Legal
7 65 (2.39%) Billing
8 45 (1.65%) Financial Institution
9 42 (1.54%) General Ledger
10 35 (1.29%) Back Office
11 28 (1.03%) Electronics
12 27 (0.99%) Advertising
13 26 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
14 19 (0.70%) Spanish Language
15 18 (0.66%) Automotive
16 16 (0.59%) Mandarin Language
17 15 (0.55%) Publishing
17 15 (0.55%) Retail Banking
18 13 (0.48%) Law
19 12 (0.44%) German Language
Job Titles
1 529 (19.45%) Analyst
2 482 (17.72%) Developer
3 405 (14.89%) Project Manager
4 194 (7.13%) Business Analyst
5 185 (6.80%) Consultant
6 118 (4.34%) Architect
7 117 (4.30%) Java Developer
8 74 (2.72%) IT Manager
9 72 (2.65%) Senior Manager
10 69 (2.54%) .NET Developer
10 69 (2.54%) Designer
10 69 (2.54%) SAP Consultant
11 66 (2.43%) Coordinator
12 57 (2.10%) Financial Analyst
13 55 (2.02%) Administrator
14 51 (1.88%) Project Coordinator
14 51 (1.88%) Senior Project Manager
15 50 (1.84%) Test Analyst
16 49 (1.80%) Senior Developer
17 47 (1.73%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (4.93%) Web Services
2 132 (4.85%) HTML
3 124 (4.56%) .NET
4 119 (4.38%) RESTful
5 117 (4.30%) CSS
6 114 (4.19%) AngularJS
7 111 (4.08%) Spring
8 101 (3.71%) REST
9 89 (3.27%) Kafka
10 85 (3.13%) Middleware
11 73 (2.68%) RabbitMQ
12 70 (2.57%) JSON
13 66 (2.43%) Spring Boot
14 57 (2.10%) jQuery
15 56 (2.06%) ASP.NET
16 52 (1.91%) XML
17 44 (1.62%) J2EE
17 44 (1.62%) Spark Streaming
18 40 (1.47%) HTML5
19 37 (1.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 255 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
3 82 (3.01%) Management Information System
4 76 (2.79%) User Experience
5 61 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
6 56 (2.06%) Data Centre
7 49 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
8 42 (1.54%) Computer Science
9 40 (1.47%) Virtual Team
10 34 (1.25%) Data Structures
11 33 (1.21%) Mainframe
12 32 (1.18%) Fintech
13 25 (0.92%) Mobile App
14 16 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
14 16 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
15 13 (0.48%) NHS
15 13 (0.48%) PKI
16 12 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
17 11 (0.40%) Client/Server
17 11 (0.40%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 216 (7.94%) Linux
2 202 (7.43%) Windows
3 179 (6.58%) Unix
4 61 (2.24%) Windows Server
5 38 (1.40%) Solaris
5 38 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (1.18%) Windows 7
7 31 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (1.10%) Windows 10
9 29 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (0.85%) AIX
11 19 (0.70%) Apple iOS
12 18 (0.66%) Android
13 16 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (0.33%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.26%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.18%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.18%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.18%) zOS
17 4 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 814 (29.93%) Agile Software Development
2 469 (17.24%) Project Management
3 342 (12.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 282 (10.37%) Scrum
5 205 (7.54%) PRINCE2
6 196 (7.21%) Migration
7 193 (7.10%) Problem-Solving
8 179 (6.58%) ITIL
9 171 (6.29%) TDD
10 169 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
11 159 (5.85%) Change Management
12 143 (5.26%) Test Automation
13 141 (5.18%) Waterfall
14 139 (5.11%) ERP
15 137 (5.04%) SDLC
16 134 (4.93%) Business Analysis
17 122 (4.49%) Continuous Integration
18 120 (4.41%) E-Commerce
19 117 (4.30%) DevOps
20 104 (3.82%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 332 (12.21%) SQL
2 241 (8.86%) Java
3 180 (6.62%) JavaScript
4 151 (5.55%) C#
5 77 (2.83%) Python
6 58 (2.13%) PL/SQL
7 49 (1.80%) Shell Script
8 47 (1.73%) Ruby
9 36 (1.32%) Bash Shell
10 33 (1.21%) PowerShell
11 32 (1.18%) PHP
12 29 (1.07%) T-SQL
13 26 (0.96%) Java 8
14 24 (0.88%) C
15 23 (0.85%) VBA
16 17 (0.63%) VB
17 16 (0.59%) C++
17 16 (0.59%) Go
17 16 (0.59%) Groovy
18 15 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 285 (10.48%) Degree
2 163 (5.99%) Security Cleared
3 130 (4.78%) SC Cleared
4 78 (2.87%) PMP
5 68 (2.50%) PMI Certification
6 42 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 40 (1.47%) DV Cleared
8 32 (1.18%) CISSP
9 28 (1.03%) CISM
9 28 (1.03%) ISTQB
10 26 (0.96%) ISEB
11 22 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 22 (0.81%) Master's Degree
12 21 (0.77%) CCA
13 20 (0.74%) APMP
13 20 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
13 20 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 17 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
15 16 (0.59%) ACCA
15 16 (0.59%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (6.29%) PMO
2 107 (3.93%) QA
3 93 (3.42%) GDPR
4 70 (2.57%) SLA
5 42 (1.54%) Data Quality
6 39 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 35 (1.29%) PCI DSS
8 27 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 19 (0.70%) NIST 800
10 10 (0.37%) IFRS
11 9 (0.33%) GxP
12 7 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 19770
12 7 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.15%) COBIT
13 4 (0.15%) MiFID
14 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 15288
14 3 (0.11%) P3O
14 3 (0.11%) RMADS
15 2 (0.074%) Cyber Essentials
16 1 (0.037%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 116 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 61 (2.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 55 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (1.32%) HDFS
5 32 (1.18%) XenDesktop
6 28 (1.03%) Docker
6 28 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (0.81%) XenApp
8 19 (0.70%) vSphere
9 16 (0.59%) Hyper-V
10 15 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (0.33%) XenServer
12 7 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 4 (0.15%) Apache Flume
15 3 (0.11%) NFS
16 2 (0.074%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (0.074%) ProxySG
16 2 (0.074%) Veritas File System
16 2 (0.074%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 53 (1.95%) Hadoop YARN
2 43 (1.58%) Ansible
3 36 (1.32%) SCCM
4 26 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
5 25 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (0.55%) HP ALM
7 12 (0.44%) NetBackup
7 12 (0.44%) WSUS
8 11 (0.40%) Kubernetes
8 11 (0.40%) Terraform
9 9 (0.33%) SCOM
10 8 (0.29%) Tivoli
11 7 (0.26%) Nagios
11 7 (0.26%) vRealize
12 6 (0.22%) Packer
12 6 (0.22%) Red Hat Satellite
12 6 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 5 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
13 5 (0.18%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 372 (13.68%) Microsoft
2 363 (13.35%) Oracle
3 266 (9.78%) SAP
4 95 (3.49%) VMware
5 62 (2.28%) IBM
6 58 (2.13%) Citrix
7 53 (1.95%) HP
8 40 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
9 33 (1.21%) Red Hat
10 32 (1.18%) Cisco
11 24 (0.88%) Google
11 24 (0.88%) ServiceNow
11 24 (0.88%) Tableau
12 22 (0.81%) CheckPoint
12 22 (0.81%) Workday
13 21 (0.77%) Adobe
13 21 (0.77%) NetApp
14 20 (0.74%) Cognos
14 20 (0.74%) Hortonworks
15 19 (0.70%) webMethods