Period
to 17 February 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 17 February 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 West
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 4 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 952 1,088 1,205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.38% 19.92% 19.40%
As % of the General category 56.53% 63.63% 61.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 701 844 896
South West median daily rate £400 £394 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.59% +0.96% -6.02%
10th Percentile £298 £263 £270
90th Percentile £575 £563 £515
England median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 33 27
South West median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
10th Percentile £22.50 £20.64 £19.20
90th Percentile £44.03 £42.60 £52.61
England median hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -21.82% +10.00% +44.93%

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 West with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,684 1,710 1,968
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 32.52% 31.31% 31.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,096 1,200 1,332
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% -3.87%
10th Percentile £275 £238 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 89 108
South West median hourly rate £30.25 £36.00 £41.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.97% -13.88% +20.29%
10th Percentile £13.60 £17.95 £20.35
90th Percentile £52.38 £47.55 £57.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +16.23%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in the South West

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in the South West

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the South West over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in the South West

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in the South West

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the South West over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in the South West

Finance
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 17 February 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
Bristol 0 391 £381 +1.60% 151
Wiltshire +1 264 £450 +9.09% 24
Gloucestershire +2 133 £404 +0.94% 39
Dorset 0 50 £483 +20.63% 36
Somerset -5 35 £375 -3.23% 21
Devon -13 21 £363 +3.57% 22
Cornwall +1 17 £438 +45.83% 11
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 West region with a requirement for Finance.

1 290 (30.46%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (20.27%) Banking
3 180 (18.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 142 (14.92%) Business Intelligence
5 134 (14.08%) SQL
6 124 (13.03%) SAP
7 121 (12.71%) Programme Management
8 118 (12.39%) Project Management
9 109 (11.45%) Telecoms
9 109 (11.45%) Marketing
10 105 (11.03%) Manufacturing
11 87 (9.14%) Migration
11 87 (9.14%) Electronics
11 87 (9.14%) Digital Marketing
12 85 (8.93%) Security Cleared
13 78 (8.19%) .NET
14 72 (7.56%) C#
15 71 (7.46%) Data Warehouse
15 71 (7.46%) Microsoft
16 68 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
17 66 (6.93%) PRINCE2
18 64 (6.72%) Retail Banking
19 63 (6.62%) SQL Server
20 60 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
21 59 (6.20%) Scrum
22 58 (6.09%) Risk Management
23 57 (5.99%) Oracle
24 56 (5.88%) User Experience
25 55 (5.78%) User Acceptance Testing
26 52 (5.46%) HTML

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 27 (2.84%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.21%) SAS
3 13 (1.37%) CMS
3 13 (1.37%) Confluence
4 12 (1.26%) Marvel
5 11 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (1.05%) Apache
6 10 (1.05%) IIS
7 7 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (0.74%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 6 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (0.63%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.53%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.42%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.32%) CloudStack
11 3 (0.32%) Drupal
11 3 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 68 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (4.31%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (3.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (2.84%) MS Visio
5 25 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
6 21 (2.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 12 (1.26%) InVision
8 7 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.11%) GIMP
9 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (0.63%) Unit4 Business World
2 5 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (0.42%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (0.42%) SAP CO
3 4 (0.42%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.21%) Actimize
4 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.21%) Lawson
4 2 (0.21%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.21%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 2 (0.21%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.21%) SAP MDG
4 2 (0.21%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 30 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (1.89%) Office 365
3 9 (0.95%) IaaS
3 9 (0.95%) SaaS
4 8 (0.84%) FinancialForce
5 6 (0.63%) PaaS
6 5 (0.53%) Adobe Analytics
7 4 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.21%) GitHub
9 2 (0.21%) Sauce Labs
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.11%) CheetahMail
10 1 (0.11%) Google Play
10 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.11%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.11%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.52%) Firewall
2 10 (1.05%) WAN
3 7 (0.74%) LAN
3 7 (0.74%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.63%) DNS
4 6 (0.63%) Internet
4 6 (0.63%) Network Security
4 6 (0.63%) Skype
4 6 (0.63%) SMS
5 4 (0.42%) IP Telephony
5 4 (0.42%) Kerberos
5 4 (0.42%) VPN
5 4 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.32%) 3G
6 3 (0.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (0.32%) HTTP
6 3 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (0.32%) MPLS
6 3 (0.32%) SAN
6 3 (0.32%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (7.46%) Data Warehouse
2 63 (6.62%) SQL Server
3 26 (2.73%) BusinessObjects
4 24 (2.52%) IBM InfoSphere
5 23 (2.42%) DataStage
5 23 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (2.31%) Relational Database
7 16 (1.68%) Hadoop
8 14 (1.47%) DB2
9 13 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (1.26%) Big Data
11 11 (1.16%) QlikView
12 10 (1.05%) Oracle Database
12 10 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (0.95%) Power BI
14 7 (0.74%) MySQL
14 7 (0.74%) Oracle ODI
14 7 (0.74%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.63%) Base SAS
15 6 (0.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 31 (3.26%) JIRA
2 28 (2.94%) Selenium
3 24 (2.52%) Git (software)
4 22 (2.31%) Jenkins
5 21 (2.21%) Maven
6 19 (2.00%) Cucumber
7 16 (1.68%) WebDriver
8 15 (1.58%) SoapUI
9 9 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
9 9 (0.95%) Visual Studio
10 7 (0.74%) SpecFlow
10 7 (0.74%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.63%) Mockito
11 6 (0.63%) SonarQube
12 5 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.53%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.53%) HP UFT
13 4 (0.42%) Artifactory
13 4 (0.42%) IntelliJ
14 3 (0.32%) Bitbucket
General
1 193 (20.27%) Banking
2 109 (11.45%) Marketing
2 109 (11.45%) Telecoms
3 105 (11.03%) Manufacturing
4 87 (9.14%) Electronics
5 64 (6.72%) Retail Banking
6 33 (3.47%) Legal
7 27 (2.84%) Retail
8 21 (2.21%) Law
9 17 (1.79%) Military
10 11 (1.16%) General Ledger
11 10 (1.05%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.95%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.84%) Billing
14 5 (0.53%) Automotive
15 4 (0.42%) Back Office
15 4 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.42%) Front Office
16 2 (0.21%) Advertising
17 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 242 (25.42%) Analyst
2 186 (19.54%) Developer
3 107 (11.24%) Project Manager
4 93 (9.77%) Business Analyst
5 78 (8.19%) Architect
6 50 (5.25%) Designer
7 46 (4.83%) Test Analyst
8 42 (4.41%) Consultant
9 38 (3.99%) Solutions Architect
10 34 (3.57%) Banking Analyst
11 30 (3.15%) Senior Analyst
11 30 (3.15%) Senior Manager
12 29 (3.05%) Data Analyst
13 26 (2.73%) Financial Analyst
14 24 (2.52%) Service Analyst
14 24 (2.52%) UX Designer
15 23 (2.42%) Senior Project Manager
16 22 (2.31%) IT Manager
17 21 (2.21%) Tester
18 20 (2.10%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (8.19%) .NET
2 52 (5.46%) HTML
3 50 (5.25%) CSS
4 36 (3.78%) REST
5 31 (3.26%) ASP.NET
5 31 (3.26%) SOAP
6 28 (2.94%) jQuery
7 25 (2.63%) JSON
7 25 (2.63%) Web Services
8 21 (2.21%) XML
9 20 (2.10%) AngularJS
10 19 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
11 14 (1.47%) HTML5
12 13 (1.37%) React
12 13 (1.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 12 (1.26%) .NET Framework
14 11 (1.16%) .NET Core
14 11 (1.16%) Spring
15 10 (1.05%) Ajax
15 10 (1.05%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 60 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (5.88%) User Experience
3 29 (3.05%) Management Information System
4 17 (1.79%) Mainframe
5 13 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (1.16%) Data Centre
7 9 (0.95%) Blackberry
7 9 (0.95%) Computer Science
7 9 (0.95%) iPhone
8 7 (0.74%) iPad
8 7 (0.74%) Robotics
9 6 (0.63%) Data Structures
9 6 (0.63%) Mobile App
9 6 (0.63%) PKI
9 6 (0.63%) RIA
10 5 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (0.53%) Fintech
10 5 (0.53%) PMI
11 4 (0.42%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 45 (4.73%) Windows
2 32 (3.36%) Unix
3 31 (3.26%) Linux
4 16 (1.68%) Windows 7
5 11 (1.16%) Windows 10
5 11 (1.16%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.53%) AIX
8 5 (0.53%) Solaris
9 4 (0.42%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.21%) Android
10 2 (0.21%) HPUX
10 2 (0.21%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.21%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.21%) zOS
11 1 (0.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (30.46%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (18.91%) Stakeholder Management
3 142 (14.92%) Business Intelligence
4 121 (12.71%) Programme Management
5 118 (12.39%) Project Management
6 87 (9.14%) Digital Marketing
6 87 (9.14%) Migration
7 66 (6.93%) PRINCE2
8 59 (6.20%) Scrum
9 58 (6.09%) Risk Management
10 55 (5.78%) User Acceptance Testing
11 49 (5.15%) ITIL
12 48 (5.04%) Change Control
13 44 (4.62%) SDLC
14 43 (4.52%) Business Analysis
14 43 (4.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 42 (4.41%) Test Automation
16 39 (4.10%) Change Management
16 39 (4.10%) ETL
17 37 (3.89%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 134 (14.08%) SQL
2 72 (7.56%) C#
3 49 (5.15%) JavaScript
4 46 (4.83%) Java
5 24 (2.52%) C
5 24 (2.52%) PL/SQL
6 22 (2.31%) Python
7 21 (2.21%) VBA
8 13 (1.37%) VB.NET
9 11 (1.16%) Bash Shell
9 11 (1.16%) Ruby
10 10 (1.05%) PowerShell
10 10 (1.05%) Shell Script
11 8 (0.84%) VB
12 7 (0.74%) R
12 7 (0.74%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.63%) Groovy
13 6 (0.63%) PHP
14 4 (0.42%) SAS Macro
15 3 (0.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 85 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 51 (5.36%) SC Cleared
3 33 (3.47%) Degree
4 25 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 24 (2.52%) DV Cleared
6 19 (2.00%) ISEB
7 15 (1.58%) CISSP
7 15 (1.58%) ISTQB
8 10 (1.05%) PMI Certification
9 8 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (0.84%) CISM
10 7 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (0.63%) APMP
12 5 (0.53%) CESG Certified Professional
12 5 (0.53%) CRISC
12 5 (0.53%) PMP
13 4 (0.42%) CLAS
14 3 (0.32%) CCAB
14 3 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.32%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.36%) PMO
2 34 (3.57%) QA
3 27 (2.84%) GDPR
4 24 (2.52%) Data Quality
5 17 (1.79%) SLA
6 13 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (1.16%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.95%) IFRS
9 7 (0.74%) PSD2
10 6 (0.63%) COBIT
10 6 (0.63%) JSP 440
11 5 (0.53%) IFRS 9
11 5 (0.53%) SEPA
12 3 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.32%) GCP
12 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.21%) BS25999
13 2 (0.21%) P3O
13 2 (0.21%) RMADS
14 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 25 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.10%) Docker
3 7 (0.74%) PowerHA
4 3 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.21%) Firmware
5 2 (0.21%) IAG
5 2 (0.21%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.11%) HDFS
6 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (1.68%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.26%) Ansible
3 7 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.63%) Puppet
4 6 (0.63%) SCCM
5 5 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.32%) SCOM
7 2 (0.21%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.21%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.11%) Control-M
8 1 (0.11%) Endace
8 1 (0.11%) Mesos
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Flashback
8 1 (0.11%) QRadar
8 1 (0.11%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 124 (13.03%) SAP
2 71 (7.46%) Microsoft
3 57 (5.99%) Oracle
4 46 (4.83%) Teradata
5 35 (3.68%) Adobe
6 24 (2.52%) IBM
7 19 (2.00%) Blue Prism
8 14 (1.47%) Cisco
9 12 (1.26%) Tableau
10 9 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.84%) HP
11 8 (0.84%) Red Hat
11 8 (0.84%) Sitecore
12 7 (0.74%) Atlassian
12 7 (0.74%) CheckPoint
12 7 (0.74%) VMware
13 6 (0.63%) Cognos
13 6 (0.63%) Coverity
13 6 (0.63%) EMC
14 5 (0.53%) Netezza