Period
to 14 October 2019

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 14 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 West
6 months to
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 4 3
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 839 1,160 1,179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.11% 19.38% 21.58%
As % of the General category 41.13% 51.51% 52.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 844 876
South West median daily rate £451 £433 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.22% +4.85% +6.45%
10th Percentile £300 £291 £275
90th Percentile £675 £588 £575
England median daily rate £510 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 23 17
South West median hourly rate £26.25 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.38% +45.45% -
10th Percentile £13.38 £22.50 £19.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £49.40 £43.20
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -10.64% +2.17% +12.20%

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 2,040 2,252 2,264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 31.88% 37.61% 41.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,335 1,421 1,506
South West median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £280 £275 £256
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £468
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.60% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 92 72
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +31.25% +16.36%
10th Percentile £12.50 £15.58 £11.38
90th Percentile £52.13 £49.20 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £21.76 £22.62
% change year-on-year +1.10% -3.78% +10.32%

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 14 October 2019.

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 14 October 2019.

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 14 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
Wiltshire -2 342 £525 +6.06% 46
Bristol -3 263 £425 +3.98% 99
Gloucestershire -18 75 £413 -8.33% 44
Devon -4 42 £450 +5.88% 16
Dorset -5 41 £450 +2.86% 38
Somerset -10 35 £396 -16.58% 16
Cornwall +4 18 £400 +14.29% 11
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 14 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 West region with a requirement for Finance.

1 253 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (27.41%) Public Sector
3 225 (26.82%) SAP
4 223 (26.58%) Business Intelligence
5 218 (25.98%) Telecoms
6 212 (25.27%) Manufacturing
6 212 (25.27%) Programme Management
7 209 (24.91%) Marketing
8 201 (23.96%) Digital Marketing
9 200 (23.84%) Electronics
10 173 (20.62%) Security Cleared
11 113 (13.47%) Stakeholder Management
12 112 (13.35%) DevOps
13 102 (12.16%) SQL
14 100 (11.92%) Microsoft
15 91 (10.85%) Project Management
16 90 (10.73%) SC Cleared
17 88 (10.49%) Windows
18 86 (10.25%) AWS
19 82 (9.77%) DV Cleared
20 79 (9.42%) Azure
21 75 (8.94%) Java
22 72 (8.58%) Migration
23 69 (8.22%) JavaScript
24 67 (7.99%) ITIL
25 66 (7.87%) Scrum
26 60 (7.15%) Banking
27 59 (7.03%) Linux
27 59 (7.03%) Ansible
27 59 (7.03%) Analytical Skills

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 29 (3.46%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.79%) Apache
3 13 (1.55%) Tomcat
4 7 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (0.83%) MS Exchange
5 6 (0.72%) CMS
5 6 (0.72%) Confluence
5 6 (0.72%) nginx
5 6 (0.72%) Skype for Business
5 6 (0.72%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.60%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.36%) JBoss
7 3 (0.36%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.24%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.24%) Drupal
8 2 (0.24%) Hyperledger
8 2 (0.24%) Jetty
8 2 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 46 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (4.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
4 19 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (1.31%) MS Visio
6 10 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.12%) Figma
8 1 (0.12%) InVision
8 1 (0.12%) Marvel
8 1 (0.12%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 21 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.91%) Elite 3E
3 9 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (1.07%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.72%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.60%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.48%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.48%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.24%) Primavera
8 2 (0.24%) Quorum
8 2 (0.24%) R3 Corda
8 2 (0.24%) Ripple XRP
8 2 (0.24%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 86 (10.25%) AWS
2 79 (9.42%) Azure
3 43 (5.13%) OpenShift
4 30 (3.58%) Office 365
5 18 (2.15%) Dynamics 365
6 17 (2.03%) Serverless
7 15 (1.79%) Power Platform
8 14 (1.67%) GCP
9 12 (1.43%) Apigee
9 12 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (1.43%) PaaS
9 12 (1.43%) SaaS
10 7 (0.83%) Azure Functions
11 6 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.72%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.72%) IaaS
12 5 (0.60%) Amazon ECS
12 5 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.48%) AWS OpsWorks
13 4 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.03%) Firewall
1 17 (2.03%) WAN
2 13 (1.55%) LAN
3 10 (1.19%) VPN
4 6 (0.72%) Skype
4 6 (0.72%) Unified Communications
5 5 (0.60%) DNS
5 5 (0.60%) Internet
5 5 (0.60%) SSH
6 4 (0.48%) iSCSI
6 4 (0.48%) Wireless
7 3 (0.36%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (0.36%) DMZ
7 3 (0.36%) FTP
7 3 (0.36%) SAN
8 2 (0.24%) ATM
8 2 (0.24%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.24%) Extranet
8 2 (0.24%) Intranet
8 2 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (6.08%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (1.79%) Power BI
6 12 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
6 12 (1.43%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.31%) Amazon Redshift
8 9 (1.07%) Big Data
9 8 (0.95%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 7 (0.83%) Hadoop
10 7 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.72%) DB2
11 6 (0.72%) QlikView
12 5 (0.60%) BigQuery
12 5 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.48%) MySQL
13 4 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 44 (5.24%) JIRA
2 37 (4.41%) Git (software)
3 30 (3.58%) Jenkins
4 18 (2.15%) Cucumber
5 15 (1.79%) Selenium
5 15 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
6 11 (1.31%) Maven
7 10 (1.19%) Ant
8 9 (1.07%) Visual Studio
9 8 (0.95%) Artifactory
9 8 (0.95%) Gerrit
10 7 (0.83%) Bitbucket Server
10 7 (0.83%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.72%) JUnit
11 6 (0.72%) SoapUI
12 5 (0.60%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.60%) git-flow
12 5 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (0.60%) Subversion
12 5 (0.60%) Vagrant
General
1 230 (27.41%) Public Sector
2 218 (25.98%) Telecoms
3 212 (25.27%) Manufacturing
4 209 (24.91%) Marketing
5 200 (23.84%) Electronics
6 60 (7.15%) Banking
7 31 (3.69%) Retail
8 24 (2.86%) Billing
9 23 (2.74%) Legal
10 12 (1.43%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.83%) Military
12 6 (0.72%) Automotive
12 6 (0.72%) Local Government
12 6 (0.72%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.60%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.60%) Law
14 4 (0.48%) Back Office
15 3 (0.36%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.36%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.24%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 152 (18.12%) Analyst
2 111 (13.23%) Developer
3 91 (10.85%) Project Manager
4 85 (10.13%) Architect
5 52 (6.20%) Business Analyst
6 40 (4.77%) Support Engineer
7 32 (3.81%) Consultant
7 32 (3.81%) Test Analyst
8 31 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
9 29 (3.46%) Coordinator
9 29 (3.46%) Data Analyst
10 26 (3.10%) DevOps Engineer
11 22 (2.62%) IT Analyst
12 21 (2.50%) Administrator
12 21 (2.50%) Desktop Support
12 21 (2.50%) Java Developer
12 21 (2.50%) Security Assurance Coordinator
12 21 (2.50%) Service Analyst
12 21 (2.50%) Windows Engineer
13 20 (2.38%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (5.96%) .NET
2 41 (4.89%) HTML
3 37 (4.41%) CSS
4 34 (4.05%) XML
5 29 (3.46%) Web Services
6 25 (2.98%) RESTful
7 21 (2.50%) SOAP
7 21 (2.50%) Spring
8 20 (2.38%) REST
9 17 (2.03%) Middleware
10 16 (1.91%) Oracle Fusion
11 15 (1.79%) .NET Core
11 15 (1.79%) HTML5
12 14 (1.67%) Hibernate
12 14 (1.67%) JSON
13 13 (1.55%) CSS3
14 12 (1.43%) React
15 10 (1.19%) JSP
15 10 (1.19%) Node.js
15 10 (1.19%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (3.46%) Data Centre
3 26 (3.10%) Greenfield Project
4 23 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (2.74%) User Experience
5 20 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 14 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (1.43%) Public Cloud
8 11 (1.31%) Cloud Native
9 9 (1.07%) PKI
10 7 (0.83%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.72%) Clustering
11 6 (0.72%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.48%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.48%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.48%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.36%) Blackberry
13 3 (0.36%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.36%) NHS
13 3 (0.36%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 88 (10.49%) Windows
2 59 (7.03%) Linux
3 51 (6.08%) Windows 10
4 29 (3.46%) Windows 7
5 20 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (2.03%) Windows Server
7 11 (1.31%) Unix
8 9 (1.07%) CentOS
9 5 (0.60%) Android
9 5 (0.60%) Solaris
10 4 (0.48%) Debian
10 4 (0.48%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.36%) AIX
11 3 (0.36%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.36%) CoreOS
11 3 (0.36%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (26.58%) Business Intelligence
3 212 (25.27%) Programme Management
4 201 (23.96%) Digital Marketing
5 113 (13.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 112 (13.35%) DevOps
7 91 (10.85%) Project Management
8 72 (8.58%) Migration
9 67 (7.99%) ITIL
10 66 (7.87%) Scrum
11 53 (6.32%) Project Delivery
12 46 (5.48%) Test Automation
13 44 (5.24%) PRINCE2
13 44 (5.24%) Problem-Solving
14 39 (4.65%) Data Modelling
15 35 (4.17%) Business Analysis
15 35 (4.17%) Risk Management
16 34 (4.05%) Microservices
17 33 (3.93%) CRM
18 32 (3.81%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 102 (12.16%) SQL
2 75 (8.94%) Java
3 69 (8.22%) JavaScript
4 49 (5.84%) Python
5 31 (3.69%) C#
6 30 (3.58%) C
7 15 (1.79%) PowerShell
8 11 (1.31%) PL/SQL
8 11 (1.31%) T-SQL
9 9 (1.07%) Java 8
10 8 (0.95%) C++
10 8 (0.95%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.83%) ANSI SQL
11 7 (0.83%) Bash Shell
11 7 (0.83%) PHP
11 7 (0.83%) TypeScript
12 6 (0.72%) Go
12 6 (0.72%) R
13 5 (0.60%) PHP 7
14 4 (0.48%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 173 (20.62%) Security Cleared
2 90 (10.73%) SC Cleared
3 82 (9.77%) DV Cleared
4 23 (2.74%) ISTQB
5 21 (2.50%) Degree
6 19 (2.26%) ISEB
7 12 (1.43%) APMP
8 11 (1.31%) CISSP
9 10 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 10 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (0.83%) AWS Certification
11 7 (0.83%) CISA
11 7 (0.83%) CISM
12 6 (0.72%) SANS
13 5 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.60%) PMP
14 4 (0.48%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.46%) JSP 440
2 24 (2.86%) QA
3 22 (2.62%) RMADS
4 21 (2.50%) PMO
5 9 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.95%) SLA
7 7 (0.83%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.60%) HMG Infosec
8 5 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (0.60%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.24%) HL7
10 2 (0.24%) NIST
11 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.12%) GDPR
11 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
System Software
1 40 (4.77%) Docker
2 27 (3.22%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.95%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.36%) LXC
6 3 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.24%) HDFS
8 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.12%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.12%) RACF
8 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.12%) vSphere
8 1 (0.12%) XenApp
8 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 59 (7.03%) Ansible
2 47 (5.60%) Kubernetes
3 39 (4.65%) Terraform
4 13 (1.55%) SCCM
5 6 (0.72%) Puppet
5 6 (0.72%) SCVMM
6 5 (0.60%) WSUS
7 4 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.48%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (0.36%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.36%) HP ALM
8 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 3 (0.36%) SCOM
8 3 (0.36%) vRealize
8 3 (0.36%) yum
9 2 (0.24%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.24%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 225 (26.82%) SAP
2 100 (11.92%) Microsoft
3 48 (5.72%) Oracle
4 26 (3.10%) VMware
5 24 (2.86%) Red Hat
6 20 (2.38%) Cisco
7 15 (1.79%) iManage
8 14 (1.67%) HP
8 14 (1.67%) LexisNexis
9 11 (1.31%) Citrix
10 10 (1.19%) Google
10 10 (1.19%) Tableau
11 9 (1.07%) IBM
12 7 (0.83%) BiZZdesign
12 7 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (0.83%) Teradata
13 6 (0.72%) Adobe
13 6 (0.72%) CA
13 6 (0.72%) ServiceNow
14 4 (0.48%) Avaya