Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 1,185 1,183 1,113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 19.49% 21.45% 19.11%
As % of the General category 61.46% 62.96% 64.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 880 869
South West median daily rate £438 £410 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.71% +5.81% -3.13%
10th Percentile £300 £270 £263
90th Percentile £590 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 22
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.45% - -
10th Percentile £22.50 £19.50 £22.50
90th Percentile £49.40 £43.20 £42.58
England median hourly rate £23.50 £22.63 £21.00
% change year-on-year +3.87% +7.74% -2.33%

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 1,928 1,879 1,737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 31.72% 34.08% 29.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,229 1,264 1,241
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £256 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 63 97
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% - -7.89%
10th Percentile £16.50 £12.76 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £50.42
England median hourly rate £23.58 £26.22 £23.72
% change year-on-year -10.09% +10.56% +3.49%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -1 417 £413 +10.00% 171
Wiltshire -2 360 £500 +14.29% 51
Gloucestershire 0 156 £450 +7.14% 42
Dorset +2 84 £438 +1.74% 48
Somerset +2 61 £481 +28.33% 27
Devon +4 44 £425 +9.68% 18
Cornwall +2 28 £350 - 8
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 359 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (18.23%) SQL
3 211 (17.81%) Business Intelligence
4 201 (16.96%) Banking
5 198 (16.71%) Manufacturing
6 194 (16.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 186 (15.70%) SAP
8 185 (15.61%) Programme Management
9 173 (14.60%) Marketing
10 170 (14.35%) Telecoms
11 160 (13.50%) Electronics
12 158 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
13 140 (11.81%) Security Cleared
14 136 (11.48%) Microsoft
15 119 (10.04%) .NET
16 117 (9.87%) SQL Server
17 113 (9.54%) Project Management
18 112 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
19 106 (8.95%) Problem-Solving
20 102 (8.61%) Oracle
20 102 (8.61%) Scrum
21 101 (8.52%) C#
22 98 (8.27%) SC Cleared
23 97 (8.19%) Windows
23 97 (8.19%) Data Warehouse
24 89 (7.51%) Migration
25 88 (7.43%) Java
26 85 (7.17%) Linux
27 82 (6.92%) JavaScript
28 79 (6.67%) PRINCE2

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 34 (2.87%) Apache Spark
2 27 (2.28%) Confluence
2 27 (2.28%) SharePoint
3 25 (2.11%) SAS
4 12 (1.01%) WebSphere
5 11 (0.93%) MS Exchange
6 9 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (0.76%) IIS
6 9 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (0.59%) Apache
7 7 (0.59%) CMS
8 6 (0.51%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.42%) JBoss
9 5 (0.42%) Marvel
9 5 (0.42%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 56 (4.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 20 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.93%) InVision
6 5 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.25%) Pixate
8 1 (0.084%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.084%) InDesign
8 1 (0.084%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
3 7 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.51%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.42%) Primavera
6 4 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.25%) Actimize
7 3 (0.25%) Cognos Controller
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
8 2 (0.17%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.17%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.084%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 52 (4.39%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (3.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (2.36%) Office 365
4 11 (0.93%) Sauce Labs
5 10 (0.84%) OpenShift
6 7 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (0.59%) SaaS
7 6 (0.51%) Apigee
7 6 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.51%) NuGet
8 5 (0.42%) FinancialForce
8 5 (0.42%) npm
8 5 (0.42%) PaaS
9 4 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 4 (0.34%) IaaS
10 3 (0.25%) Trello
11 2 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.69%) Network Security
2 19 (1.60%) Firewall
3 13 (1.10%) SMS
4 10 (0.84%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.59%) Intranet
5 7 (0.59%) SAN
5 7 (0.59%) WAN
5 7 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.51%) NAS
7 5 (0.42%) DNS
7 5 (0.42%) VPN
8 4 (0.34%) DHCP
8 4 (0.34%) HTTP
8 4 (0.34%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.34%) IP Telephony
8 4 (0.34%) MPLS
8 4 (0.34%) SMTP
8 4 (0.34%) SSH
8 4 (0.34%) SSL
8 4 (0.34%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (9.87%) SQL Server
2 97 (8.19%) Data Warehouse
3 50 (4.22%) Hadoop
4 38 (3.21%) Big Data
5 32 (2.70%) Apache Hive
6 31 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 29 (2.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 24 (2.03%) OLAP
8 24 (2.03%) Star Schema
9 23 (1.94%) IBM InfoSphere
10 21 (1.77%) OLAP Cube
11 20 (1.69%) DataStage
11 20 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (1.52%) Oracle Database
13 16 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
13 16 (1.35%) Power BI
14 14 (1.18%) Relational Database
15 12 (1.01%) DB2
16 11 (0.93%) RDBMS
16 11 (0.93%) ROLAP
Development Applications
1 67 (5.65%) Git (software)
2 47 (3.97%) JIRA
3 39 (3.29%) Jenkins
4 34 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (2.78%) Selenium
6 23 (1.94%) Cucumber
7 19 (1.60%) ERwin
8 18 (1.52%) SpecFlow
8 18 (1.52%) TeamCity
9 14 (1.18%) Ant
9 14 (1.18%) Bitbucket
9 14 (1.18%) Maven
9 14 (1.18%) WebDriver
10 13 (1.10%) JMeter
11 12 (1.01%) Artifactory
11 12 (1.01%) JUnit
12 9 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (0.76%) NUnit
12 9 (0.76%) SonarQube
13 8 (0.68%) WebStorm
General
1 201 (16.96%) Banking
2 198 (16.71%) Manufacturing
3 173 (14.60%) Marketing
4 170 (14.35%) Telecoms
5 160 (13.50%) Electronics
6 33 (2.78%) Financial Institution
6 33 (2.78%) Retail Banking
7 22 (1.86%) Retail
8 18 (1.52%) Back Office
9 12 (1.01%) General Ledger
9 12 (1.01%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.01%) Legal
9 12 (1.01%) Military
10 10 (0.84%) Law
11 8 (0.68%) Advertising
11 8 (0.68%) Automotive
12 6 (0.51%) Billing
13 5 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
13 5 (0.42%) Games
14 2 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 238 (20.08%) Developer
2 177 (14.94%) Analyst
3 127 (10.72%) Architect
4 107 (9.03%) Project Manager
5 71 (5.99%) Consultant
6 65 (5.49%) Business Analyst
7 60 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
8 34 (2.87%) .NET Developer
9 32 (2.70%) Test Analyst
10 31 (2.62%) Designer
11 30 (2.53%) DevOps Engineer
12 25 (2.11%) Financial Analyst
13 24 (2.03%) SQL Developer
13 24 (2.03%) Technical Architect
14 23 (1.94%) Data Engineer
15 22 (1.86%) Data Analyst
15 22 (1.86%) Hadoop Engineer
16 21 (1.77%) Test Manager
17 18 (1.52%) Applications Architect
17 18 (1.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (10.04%) .NET
2 71 (5.99%) HTML
3 60 (5.06%) CSS
4 48 (4.05%) AngularJS
5 37 (3.12%) Kafka
6 34 (2.87%) HTML5
6 34 (2.87%) React
7 33 (2.78%) REST
8 31 (2.62%) JSON
9 29 (2.45%) Web Services
10 25 (2.11%) ASP.NET
10 25 (2.11%) jQuery
10 25 (2.11%) SOAP
11 22 (1.86%) .NET Framework
11 22 (1.86%) XML
12 21 (1.77%) Node.js
13 20 (1.69%) Middleware
14 16 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web API
14 16 (1.35%) CSS3
15 15 (1.27%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 112 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (3.04%) Data Centre
3 28 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
3 28 (2.36%) User Experience
4 27 (2.28%) Management Information System
5 26 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (1.52%) Virtual Team
7 16 (1.35%) Mobile App
8 15 (1.27%) Fintech
8 15 (1.27%) Mainframe
9 12 (1.01%) NHS
10 9 (0.76%) Data Structures
10 9 (0.76%) DataPower
10 9 (0.76%) Social Media
11 8 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.42%) Computer Science
13 4 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.34%) Replication
14 3 (0.25%) e-Learning
14 3 (0.25%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 97 (8.19%) Windows
2 85 (7.17%) Linux
3 46 (3.88%) Windows Server
4 43 (3.63%) Unix
5 29 (2.45%) Windows 10
6 17 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.27%) Windows 7
8 11 (0.93%) Apple iOS
8 11 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.84%) AIX
10 7 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.42%) CoreOS
11 5 (0.42%) Debian
12 4 (0.34%) Android
12 4 (0.34%) zOS
13 3 (0.25%) CentOS
14 2 (0.17%) Solaris
14 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.084%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.084%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (17.81%) Business Intelligence
3 194 (16.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 185 (15.61%) Programme Management
5 158 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
6 113 (9.54%) Project Management
7 106 (8.95%) Problem-Solving
8 102 (8.61%) Scrum
9 89 (7.51%) Migration
10 79 (6.67%) PRINCE2
11 72 (6.08%) DevOps
12 64 (5.40%) Data Modelling
13 62 (5.23%) Waterfall
14 59 (4.98%) ETL
15 54 (4.56%) Microservices
15 54 (4.56%) Test Automation
16 53 (4.47%) ITIL
16 53 (4.47%) SDLC
17 46 (3.88%) Change Management
18 45 (3.80%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 216 (18.23%) SQL
2 101 (8.52%) C#
3 88 (7.43%) Java
4 82 (6.92%) JavaScript
5 36 (3.04%) T-SQL
6 35 (2.95%) PowerShell
7 30 (2.53%) C
8 29 (2.45%) Python
9 22 (1.86%) PL/SQL
10 19 (1.60%) VBA
11 17 (1.43%) Shell Script
12 14 (1.18%) Scala
13 13 (1.10%) C++
14 12 (1.01%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.68%) PHP
16 7 (0.59%) TypeScript
17 6 (0.51%) Groovy
17 6 (0.51%) R
18 5 (0.42%) Apple Swift
18 5 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 140 (11.81%) Security Cleared
2 98 (8.27%) SC Cleared
3 43 (3.63%) Degree
4 38 (3.21%) DV Cleared
5 34 (2.87%) ISEB
6 24 (2.03%) ISTQB
7 18 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 16 (1.35%) CISSP
9 14 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 10 (0.84%) CCNA
10 10 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (0.68%) CISA
12 8 (0.68%) CISM
13 6 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.42%) APMP
14 5 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
15 4 (0.34%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.95%) QA
2 34 (2.87%) Data Quality
3 32 (2.70%) PMO
4 20 (1.69%) GDPR
5 17 (1.43%) JSP 440
6 12 (1.01%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.84%) HMG Infosec
7 10 (0.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 9 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (0.68%) RMADS
10 5 (0.42%) SLA
11 3 (0.25%) IFRS
11 3 (0.25%) SEPA
12 2 (0.17%) COBIT
13 1 (0.084%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.084%) PSD2
13 1 (0.084%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.084%) TARGET2
System Software
1 42 (3.54%) Docker
2 25 (2.11%) Active Directory
3 23 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
4 6 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.34%) Firmware
5 4 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.34%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.25%) XenApp
6 3 (0.25%) XenServer
7 2 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.17%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.084%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.084%) NFS
8 1 (0.084%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.084%) vSphere
8 1 (0.084%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (2.70%) Kubernetes
2 21 (1.77%) Oozie
3 15 (1.27%) SCCM
4 13 (1.10%) Ansible
5 12 (1.01%) Puppet
6 10 (0.84%) Terraform
7 9 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.68%) vCenter Server
9 5 (0.42%) Grafana
10 4 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (0.34%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.34%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.25%) Nessus
11 3 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.25%) WSUS
12 2 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
12 2 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 186 (15.70%) SAP
2 136 (11.48%) Microsoft
3 102 (8.61%) Oracle
4 38 (3.21%) Teradata
5 36 (3.04%) VMware
6 33 (2.78%) IBM
7 24 (2.03%) Cisco
8 22 (1.86%) Tableau
9 15 (1.27%) Red Hat
10 13 (1.10%) Atlassian
11 12 (1.01%) Splunk
11 12 (1.01%) Unisys
12 10 (0.84%) Citrix
12 10 (0.84%) Veracode
13 9 (0.76%) Adobe
13 9 (0.76%) Hortonworks
14 8 (0.68%) CyberArk
14 8 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
15 7 (0.59%) AppDynamics
15 7 (0.59%) Guidewire