Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 1,014 1,138 1,146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 20.06% 21.68% 19.36%
As % of the General category 60.79% 65.93% 63.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 736 859 898
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £500 £474 £450
% change year-on-year +5.49% +5.33% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 20
South West median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.09% +22.22%
10th Percentile £22.50 £16.64 £21.95
90th Percentile £46.60 £44.60 £51.07
England median hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +39.53% +17.36%

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 1,668 1,726 1,816
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 32.99% 32.88% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,032 1,192 1,260
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 70 114
South West median hourly rate £28.50 £38.75 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.45% -5.49% +12.33%
10th Percentile £14.00 £15.45 £21.10
90th Percentile £49.25 £48.75 £57.00
England median hourly rate £26.83 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +7.32% -9.09% +22.22%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -1 384 £400 +6.67% 133
Wiltshire 0 271 £451 +6.18% 30
Gloucestershire +1 128 £438 +9.38% 48
Dorset +8 88 £435 -3.33% 29
Somerset -10 34 £350 -0.07% 28
Devon -11 33 £375 +5.26% 16
Cornwall +7 15 £475 +58.33% 4
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 321 (31.66%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (18.74%) Banking
3 173 (17.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 161 (15.88%) SQL
5 137 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
6 112 (11.05%) SAP
7 107 (10.55%) Manufacturing
8 106 (10.45%) Telecoms
8 106 (10.45%) Programme Management
8 106 (10.45%) Project Management
9 105 (10.36%) .NET
10 99 (9.76%) Marketing
11 98 (9.66%) Migration
12 88 (8.68%) Security Cleared
13 87 (8.58%) Microsoft
14 86 (8.48%) Digital Marketing
15 85 (8.38%) Electronics
16 81 (7.99%) SQL Server
17 79 (7.79%) C#
18 77 (7.59%) Java
19 75 (7.40%) JavaScript
20 73 (7.20%) HTML
21 72 (7.10%) Scrum
22 70 (6.90%) Oracle
22 70 (6.90%) Windows
23 66 (6.51%) PRINCE2
24 64 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
25 60 (5.92%) Data Warehouse
25 60 (5.92%) CSS
26 58 (5.72%) Retail Banking

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 32 (3.16%) SharePoint
2 24 (2.37%) Confluence
3 22 (2.17%) SAS
4 18 (1.78%) IIS
4 18 (1.78%) Marvel
5 14 (1.38%) Apache Spark
6 13 (1.28%) WebSphere
7 11 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (0.79%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.69%) Apache
9 7 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (0.59%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.49%) CMS
11 5 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.49%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.49%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.30%) CloudStack
12 3 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 49 (4.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (2.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 28 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
4 23 (2.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 18 (1.78%) InVision
5 18 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.69%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.30%) Actimize
5 3 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.30%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 3 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.20%) BASE24
6 2 (0.20%) Magento
6 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.20%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 2 (0.20%) Sage X3
6 2 (0.20%) SAP MDG
6 2 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.099%) FastStats PeopleStage
7 1 (0.099%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 1 (0.099%) SAP MDG-S
Cloud Services
1 46 (4.54%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (3.16%) Office 365
4 13 (1.28%) FinancialForce
5 9 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.69%) PaaS
6 7 (0.69%) SaaS
7 6 (0.59%) IaaS
8 5 (0.49%) Sauce Labs
8 5 (0.49%) Serverless
9 4 (0.39%) npm
9 4 (0.39%) NuGet
9 4 (0.39%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.30%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.30%) Yammer
11 2 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.20%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.099%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.78%) Firewall
2 16 (1.58%) SMS
3 14 (1.38%) WAN
4 13 (1.28%) Network Security
5 11 (1.08%) Skype
6 9 (0.89%) Internet
6 9 (0.89%) VPN
7 8 (0.79%) DNS
7 8 (0.79%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.69%) IP Telephony
9 6 (0.59%) HTTP
9 6 (0.59%) SSH
9 6 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (0.59%) Wireless
10 5 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (0.49%) LAN
10 5 (0.49%) MPLS
10 5 (0.49%) SAN
11 4 (0.39%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.39%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (7.99%) SQL Server
2 60 (5.92%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (2.86%) Hadoop
4 26 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (2.17%) Big Data
6 19 (1.87%) DataStage
6 19 (1.87%) DB2
6 19 (1.87%) IBM InfoSphere
7 17 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
8 14 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (1.18%) Apache Hive
10 11 (1.08%) Oracle Database
10 11 (1.08%) Relational Database
11 9 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (0.79%) Base SAS
12 8 (0.79%) MOLAP
12 8 (0.79%) Power BI
12 8 (0.79%) QlikView
12 8 (0.79%) ROLAP
13 5 (0.49%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 49 (4.83%) JIRA
2 46 (4.54%) Git (software)
3 33 (3.25%) Jenkins
4 23 (2.27%) Maven
5 18 (1.78%) TeamCity
6 16 (1.58%) Ant
6 16 (1.58%) Artifactory
6 16 (1.58%) ERwin
7 14 (1.38%) Selenium
8 12 (1.18%) Cucumber
9 11 (1.08%) Bitbucket
10 10 (0.99%) Eclipse
11 8 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
12 7 (0.69%) WebDriver
12 7 (0.69%) WebStorm
13 5 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (0.49%) webpack
14 4 (0.39%) IntelliJ
General
1 190 (18.74%) Banking
2 107 (10.55%) Manufacturing
3 106 (10.45%) Telecoms
4 99 (9.76%) Marketing
5 85 (8.38%) Electronics
6 58 (5.72%) Retail Banking
7 28 (2.76%) Legal
8 24 (2.37%) Retail
9 18 (1.78%) Law
10 13 (1.28%) Financial Institution
10 13 (1.28%) Military
11 10 (0.99%) General Ledger
12 9 (0.89%) Back Office
13 7 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
14 6 (0.59%) Billing
14 6 (0.59%) Games
14 6 (0.59%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.49%) Advertising
16 4 (0.39%) Automotive
17 3 (0.30%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 213 (21.01%) Developer
2 199 (19.63%) Analyst
3 111 (10.95%) Project Manager
4 100 (9.86%) Architect
5 92 (9.07%) Business Analyst
6 55 (5.42%) Consultant
7 43 (4.24%) Solutions Architect
8 41 (4.04%) Designer
9 39 (3.85%) .NET Developer
10 29 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
11 28 (2.76%) Data Analyst
12 26 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
13 25 (2.47%) Financial Analyst
13 25 (2.47%) Service Analyst
14 24 (2.37%) UX Designer
15 23 (2.27%) IT Manager
16 18 (1.78%) SQL Developer
17 17 (1.68%) Data Architect
17 17 (1.68%) DataStage Developer
18 16 (1.58%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (10.36%) .NET
2 73 (7.20%) HTML
3 60 (5.92%) CSS
4 42 (4.14%) REST
5 40 (3.94%) AngularJS
6 38 (3.75%) ASP.NET
7 36 (3.55%) Web Services
8 31 (3.06%) jQuery
9 26 (2.56%) HTML5
10 25 (2.47%) React
10 25 (2.47%) XML
11 23 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
12 21 (2.07%) SOAP
13 20 (1.97%) Node.js
14 18 (1.78%) .NET Framework
14 18 (1.78%) CSS3
14 18 (1.78%) JSON
14 18 (1.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 16 (1.58%) ASP.NET MVC
16 15 (1.48%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (5.03%) User Experience
3 34 (3.35%) Data Centre
4 30 (2.96%) Management Information System
5 17 (1.68%) Mainframe
6 13 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (0.89%) Virtual Team
8 8 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (0.79%) Mobile App
9 7 (0.69%) iPad
9 7 (0.69%) RIA
9 7 (0.69%) Robotics
10 6 (0.59%) Blackberry
10 6 (0.59%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.59%) Data Structures
10 6 (0.59%) iPhone
10 6 (0.59%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (0.49%) DataPower
11 5 (0.49%) Online Banking
11 5 (0.49%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 70 (6.90%) Windows
2 52 (5.13%) Linux
3 44 (4.34%) Unix
4 26 (2.56%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.28%) Windows 7
5 13 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.79%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.59%) AIX
9 4 (0.39%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.20%) Android
10 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.20%) zOS
11 1 (0.099%) CentOS
11 1 (0.099%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (31.66%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (17.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 137 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
4 106 (10.45%) Programme Management
4 106 (10.45%) Project Management
5 98 (9.66%) Migration
6 86 (8.48%) Digital Marketing
7 72 (7.10%) Scrum
8 66 (6.51%) PRINCE2
9 56 (5.52%) Problem-Solving
10 51 (5.03%) ITIL
11 49 (4.83%) DevOps
12 47 (4.64%) Risk Management
13 46 (4.54%) Business Analysis
14 44 (4.34%) Change Control
15 43 (4.24%) Microservices
16 41 (4.04%) Analytics
16 41 (4.04%) ETL
16 41 (4.04%) Waterfall
17 40 (3.94%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 161 (15.88%) SQL
2 79 (7.79%) C#
3 77 (7.59%) Java
4 75 (7.40%) JavaScript
5 30 (2.96%) Python
6 29 (2.86%) PL/SQL
7 19 (1.87%) C
7 19 (1.87%) PowerShell
8 14 (1.38%) Bash Shell
9 12 (1.18%) T-SQL
9 12 (1.18%) VB.NET
10 11 (1.08%) Shell Script
10 11 (1.08%) VBA
11 10 (0.99%) R
12 9 (0.89%) Groovy
12 9 (0.89%) Ruby
13 8 (0.79%) TypeScript
14 7 (0.69%) Java 8
14 7 (0.69%) Scala
14 7 (0.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 88 (8.68%) Security Cleared
2 43 (4.24%) SC Cleared
3 24 (2.37%) DV Cleared
4 22 (2.17%) CISSP
4 22 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 16 (1.58%) Degree
6 11 (1.08%) CISM
6 11 (1.08%) ISEB
6 11 (1.08%) ISTQB
7 8 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.59%) APMP
8 6 (0.59%) CCNA
8 6 (0.59%) CISA
9 5 (0.49%) CRISC
9 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.30%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.30%) CCNP
11 3 (0.30%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.44%) PMO
2 32 (3.16%) GDPR
3 17 (1.68%) QA
4 16 (1.58%) PCI DSS
5 15 (1.48%) SLA
6 14 (1.38%) Data Quality
7 12 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.99%) JSP 440
9 7 (0.69%) COBIT
10 5 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.30%) GCP
11 3 (0.30%) IFRS
11 3 (0.30%) PSD2
12 2 (0.20%) BS25999
12 2 (0.20%) P3O
12 2 (0.20%) RMADS
12 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.099%) Basel II
13 1 (0.099%) GAAP
13 1 (0.099%) SEPA
System Software
1 36 (3.55%) Docker
2 35 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.69%) PowerHA
6 6 (0.59%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.59%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.39%) XenServer
8 3 (0.30%) Firmware
8 3 (0.30%) Xen
8 3 (0.30%) XenApp
9 2 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.20%) vSphere
10 1 (0.099%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.099%) IAG
10 1 (0.099%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.099%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.099%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.099%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (2.56%) Kubernetes
2 19 (1.87%) SCCM
3 14 (1.38%) Ansible
4 9 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (0.79%) Puppet
6 5 (0.49%) SCOM
6 5 (0.49%) Terraform
7 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.30%) Grafana
8 3 (0.30%) Oozie
8 3 (0.30%) WSUS
9 2 (0.20%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.20%) OSSEC
9 2 (0.20%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.20%) SCSM
10 1 (0.099%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.099%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.099%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.099%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 112 (11.05%) SAP
2 87 (8.58%) Microsoft
3 70 (6.90%) Oracle
4 40 (3.94%) Teradata
5 28 (2.76%) VMware
6 26 (2.56%) Adobe
7 25 (2.47%) Cisco
8 19 (1.87%) IBM
8 19 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (1.58%) Tableau
10 14 (1.38%) Atlassian
11 13 (1.28%) Splunk
12 12 (1.18%) Citrix
13 11 (1.08%) Blue Prism
14 10 (0.99%) CheckPoint
15 9 (0.89%) Unisys
16 8 (0.79%) Red Hat
16 8 (0.79%) Sitecore
17 7 (0.69%) AppDynamics
18 6 (0.59%) LogRhythm