Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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 West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1158 1092 1253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 20.46% 19.09% 19.24%
As % of the General category 60.25% 63.16% 61.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 848 953
South West median daily rate £403 £389 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.54% -2.81% -
10th Percentile £271 £263 £275
90th Percentile £563 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 25
South West median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
10th Percentile £21.55 £22.50 £16.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £43.90
England median hourly rate £22.42 £22.84 £22.00
% change year-on-year -1.83% +3.82% +22.22%

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 1922 1729 2040
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 33.96% 30.23% 31.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1293 1239 1387
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% -2.50%
10th Percentile £256 £238 £263
90th Percentile £575 £563 £532
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 91 122
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £41.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -16.34% +44.70%
10th Percentile £12.49 £12.00 £16.38
90th Percentile £56.50 £49.75 £55.00
England median hourly rate £25.50 £24.50 £24.93
% change year-on-year +4.08% -1.71% +13.30%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 0 438 £375 - 92
Wiltshire +1 365 £425 - 22
Gloucestershire +2 151 £420 +5.00% 20
Somerset +4 56 £375 -8.54% 11
Dorset -3 49 £430 +8.52% 18
Devon -7 34 £425 +21.43% 3
Cornwall +3 18 £350 +16.67% 2
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 West region with a requirement for Finance.

1 301 (25.99%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (20.64%) Business Intelligence
3 218 (18.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 213 (18.39%) Programme Management
5 212 (18.31%) SAP
6 205 (17.70%) Banking
7 201 (17.36%) Telecoms
8 198 (17.10%) Marketing
9 189 (16.32%) Manufacturing
10 172 (14.85%) Electronics
10 172 (14.85%) Digital Marketing
11 165 (14.25%) Project Management
12 161 (13.90%) SQL
13 135 (11.66%) Security Cleared
14 114 (9.84%) PRINCE2
15 106 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
16 103 (8.89%) Microsoft
17 100 (8.64%) Migration
18 94 (8.12%) Oracle
19 93 (8.03%) SQL Server
20 92 (7.94%) C#
21 88 (7.60%) .NET
22 87 (7.51%) Scrum
23 81 (6.99%) Data Warehouse
24 79 (6.82%) ITIL
24 79 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
25 76 (6.56%) SC Cleared
26 74 (6.39%) Retail Banking
27 71 (6.13%) Degree
28 68 (5.87%) User Acceptance Testing

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 40 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 30 (2.59%) SAS
3 20 (1.73%) CMS
4 13 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
5 12 (1.04%) IIS
6 11 (0.95%) MS Exchange
7 9 (0.78%) Apache
8 7 (0.60%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (0.52%) Marvel
9 6 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.43%) Apache Pig
10 5 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.43%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.35%) Confluence
11 4 (0.35%) Drupal
11 4 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 79 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (3.63%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (3.20%) Microsoft Project
4 32 (2.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 29 (2.50%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.52%) InVision
8 4 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.17%) Windchill
10 1 (0.086%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.086%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.086%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.086%) GIMP
10 1 (0.086%) InDesign
10 1 (0.086%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 22 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 22 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (1.64%) Oracle Payables
3 16 (1.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 13 (1.12%) SAP CO
4 13 (1.12%) SAP FI
4 13 (1.12%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
5 6 (0.52%) SAP FI-AP
6 5 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.43%) SAP SRM
6 5 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.35%) Actimize
7 4 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.35%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
8 3 (0.26%) SystmOne
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.17%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 2 (0.17%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 32 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (1.99%) Office 365
3 16 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.52%) GitHub
5 5 (0.43%) FinancialForce
6 4 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
6 4 (0.35%) IaaS
6 4 (0.35%) Serverless
7 3 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.26%) PaaS
7 3 (0.26%) SaaS
8 2 (0.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (0.17%) Basecamp
8 2 (0.17%) npm
8 2 (0.17%) Trello
9 1 (0.086%) Boomi
9 1 (0.086%) CheetahMail
9 1 (0.086%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.086%) Google Play
9 1 (0.086%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.81%) Firewall
2 18 (1.55%) Unified Communications
3 15 (1.30%) WAN
4 14 (1.21%) LAN
5 11 (0.95%) VPN
6 10 (0.86%) Network Security
6 10 (0.86%) SMS
6 10 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (0.69%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.60%) DNS
9 6 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (0.52%) Ethernet
9 6 (0.52%) HTTP
9 6 (0.52%) ISDN
10 5 (0.43%) SAN
11 4 (0.35%) DHCP
11 4 (0.35%) LDAP
11 4 (0.35%) Wireless
12 3 (0.26%) Internet
12 3 (0.26%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (8.03%) SQL Server
2 81 (6.99%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (1.99%) BusinessObjects
4 23 (1.99%) Hadoop
4 23 (1.99%) Relational Database
5 20 (1.73%) IBM InfoSphere
5 20 (1.73%) Oracle Database
6 19 (1.64%) DataStage
7 15 (1.30%) Big Data
8 14 (1.21%) MS Access
8 14 (1.21%) Oracle BI EE
8 14 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (1.04%) Base SAS
10 9 (0.78%) QlikView
11 8 (0.69%) Data Mining
11 8 (0.69%) MongoDB
11 8 (0.69%) Oracle ODI
11 8 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (0.69%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 25 (2.16%) Selenium
2 24 (2.07%) Maven
3 23 (1.99%) Git (software)
3 23 (1.99%) Jenkins
4 20 (1.73%) Visual Studio
5 19 (1.64%) Cucumber
5 19 (1.64%) JIRA
6 16 (1.38%) SoapUI
7 15 (1.30%) WebDriver
8 8 (0.69%) Subversion
8 8 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.60%) SpecFlow
10 6 (0.52%) ERwin
10 6 (0.52%) Gradle
10 6 (0.52%) Mockito
10 6 (0.52%) SonarQube
10 6 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (0.43%) Bugzilla
12 4 (0.35%) HP UFT
12 4 (0.35%) ProC
General
1 205 (17.70%) Banking
2 201 (17.36%) Telecoms
3 198 (17.10%) Marketing
4 189 (16.32%) Manufacturing
5 172 (14.85%) Electronics
6 74 (6.39%) Retail Banking
7 41 (3.54%) Retail
8 26 (2.25%) Legal
9 20 (1.73%) Military
10 19 (1.64%) General Ledger
11 17 (1.47%) Investment Banking
12 16 (1.38%) Law
13 14 (1.21%) Billing
14 12 (1.04%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.69%) Back Office
16 5 (0.43%) Automotive
17 4 (0.35%) Front Office
18 2 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
18 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
19 1 (0.086%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 273 (23.58%) Analyst
2 236 (20.38%) Developer
3 121 (10.45%) Project Manager
4 90 (7.77%) Architect
5 82 (7.08%) Business Analyst
6 54 (4.66%) Test Analyst
7 52 (4.49%) Consultant
8 40 (3.45%) Financial Analyst
9 37 (3.20%) Solutions Architect
10 36 (3.11%) Designer
11 35 (3.02%) Banking Analyst
12 32 (2.76%) .NET Developer
13 26 (2.25%) Administrator
13 26 (2.25%) C# Developer
13 26 (2.25%) Data Analyst
14 24 (2.07%) IT Manager
15 23 (1.99%) Senior Analyst
16 22 (1.90%) Tester
17 21 (1.81%) Senior Manager
18 19 (1.64%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (7.60%) .NET
2 59 (5.09%) CSS
3 58 (5.01%) HTML
4 50 (4.32%) ASP.NET
5 40 (3.45%) SOAP
6 39 (3.37%) AngularJS
7 38 (3.28%) REST
8 36 (3.11%) jQuery
8 36 (3.11%) JSON
9 33 (2.85%) ASP.NET Web API
10 28 (2.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 26 (2.25%) Web Services
12 24 (2.07%) XML
13 21 (1.81%) ASP.NET MVC
14 20 (1.73%) Spring
15 15 (1.30%) HTML5
16 13 (1.12%) React
17 12 (1.04%) Ajax
17 12 (1.04%) CSS3
17 12 (1.04%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 106 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (3.63%) User Experience
3 38 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 31 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
5 28 (2.42%) Computer Science
6 13 (1.12%) Data Centre
7 11 (0.95%) RIA
7 11 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
8 10 (0.86%) Mainframe
9 7 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
9 7 (0.60%) Mobile App
9 7 (0.60%) Virtual Team
10 6 (0.52%) IBM Mainframe
10 6 (0.52%) PMI
11 5 (0.43%) Fintech
11 5 (0.43%) NHS
11 5 (0.43%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.43%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.35%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 64 (5.53%) Windows
2 39 (3.37%) Linux
3 27 (2.33%) Windows Server
4 23 (1.99%) Windows 7
5 22 (1.90%) Unix
6 18 (1.55%) Windows 10
7 15 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (1.12%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.43%) Solaris
11 4 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.35%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.17%) AIX
12 2 (0.17%) HPUX
12 2 (0.17%) SUSE
12 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.17%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.17%) zOS
13 1 (0.086%) Android
13 1 (0.086%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (25.99%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (20.64%) Business Intelligence
3 218 (18.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 213 (18.39%) Programme Management
5 172 (14.85%) Digital Marketing
6 165 (14.25%) Project Management
7 114 (9.84%) PRINCE2
8 100 (8.64%) Migration
9 87 (7.51%) Scrum
10 79 (6.82%) ITIL
11 68 (5.87%) User Acceptance Testing
12 60 (5.18%) Data Modelling
13 59 (5.09%) Change Management
14 58 (5.01%) Risk Management
15 57 (4.92%) MVC
16 56 (4.84%) SDLC
17 54 (4.66%) Change Control
18 52 (4.49%) Business Analysis
19 50 (4.32%) ETL
20 46 (3.97%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 161 (13.90%) SQL
2 92 (7.94%) C#
3 63 (5.44%) JavaScript
4 49 (4.23%) Java
5 41 (3.54%) VBA
6 20 (1.73%) C
6 20 (1.73%) T-SQL
7 19 (1.64%) PowerShell
8 13 (1.12%) PL/SQL
9 11 (0.95%) Shell Script
10 10 (0.86%) Python
11 8 (0.69%) VB.NET
12 7 (0.60%) SAS Macro
13 5 (0.43%) Apple Swift
13 5 (0.43%) C++
13 5 (0.43%) PHP
13 5 (0.43%) Ruby
13 5 (0.43%) VB
14 4 (0.35%) Ada
14 4 (0.35%) PROC SQL
Qualifications
1 135 (11.66%) Security Cleared
2 76 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 71 (6.13%) Degree
4 55 (4.75%) DV Cleared
5 22 (1.90%) ISEB
6 21 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 17 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 17 (1.47%) ISTQB
8 15 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
8 15 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 14 (1.21%) CISSP
10 13 (1.12%) PMI Certification
11 11 (0.95%) APMP
12 10 (0.86%) PMP
13 9 (0.78%) CISM
13 9 (0.78%) HND
13 9 (0.78%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 8 (0.69%) CLAS
15 7 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
15 7 (0.60%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.84%) PMO
2 41 (3.54%) QA
3 29 (2.50%) Data Quality
4 24 (2.07%) GDPR
5 17 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (1.04%) SLA
7 10 (0.86%) JSP 440
8 9 (0.78%) IFRS
8 9 (0.78%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.69%) PSD2
10 6 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
10 6 (0.52%) IFRS 9
11 5 (0.43%) COBIT
11 5 (0.43%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.35%) MiFID
12 4 (0.35%) SEPA
13 2 (0.17%) FINREP
13 2 (0.17%) ISO 9000
13 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (2.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.60%) Hyper-V
2 7 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.35%) Docker
4 4 (0.35%) Firmware
5 3 (0.26%) ISA Server
5 3 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.17%) IAG
6 2 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.17%) RACF
7 1 (0.086%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.086%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.086%) HDFS
7 1 (0.086%) iptables
7 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.086%) Samba
7 1 (0.086%) XenApp
7 1 (0.086%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.086%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.78%) Puppet
3 8 (0.69%) Ansible
4 6 (0.52%) Nagios
4 6 (0.52%) WSUS
5 5 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (0.43%) SCCM
6 4 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.17%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.17%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.17%) zSecure
8 1 (0.086%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.086%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.086%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.086%) SCOM
8 1 (0.086%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.086%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 212 (18.31%) SAP
2 103 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 94 (8.12%) Oracle
4 50 (4.32%) Teradata
5 27 (2.33%) Cisco
6 23 (1.99%) Adobe
6 23 (1.99%) IBM
7 17 (1.47%) Citrix
8 13 (1.12%) HP
9 11 (0.95%) F5
9 11 (0.95%) Sitecore
9 11 (0.95%) VMware
10 10 (0.86%) Blue Prism
11 9 (0.78%) CheckPoint
12 8 (0.69%) NetApp
13 7 (0.60%) Red Hat
14 6 (0.52%) Coverity
14 6 (0.52%) Informatica
14 6 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (0.52%) Unisys