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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
England / South West
Rank 4 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -2 0  
Contract jobs citing Finance 526 561 657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 20.44% 19.33% 20.89%
As % of the General category 62.62% 61.78% 65.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 440 507
Median daily rate £394 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 4
Median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +22.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.24 £18.00 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.95 £60.67 £35.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £20.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +44.57% +18.57%  

Finance is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 840 908 1008
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 32.63% 31.29% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 617 670
Median daily rate £388 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £501 £559
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 66 31
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.95% +5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £27.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.85 £57.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +24.00%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Finance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +2 193 £418 -0.59% 28
Bristol -2 164 £375 +2.73% 78
Gloucestershire +3 61 £400 +6.66% 19
Somerset +6 39 £375 -6.25% 10
Devon +2 19 £340 +11.02% 11
Dorset -12 10 £450 +1.12% 18
Cornwall -4 3 £300 -12.72% 1
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 282 (26.45%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (18.01%) Programme Management
3 191 (17.92%) Project Management
3 191 (17.92%) Business Intelligence
4 183 (17.17%) SAP
5 169 (15.85%) Telecoms
6 167 (15.67%) Security Cleared
7 161 (15.10%) SQL
8 160 (15.01%) Stakeholder Management
9 159 (14.92%) Marketing
10 153 (14.35%) Manufacturing
11 144 (13.51%) Banking
12 136 (12.76%) Electronics
12 136 (12.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 136 (12.76%) Digital Marketing
13 122 (11.44%) Microsoft
14 113 (10.60%) PRINCE2
15 108 (10.13%) SC Cleared
16 104 (9.76%) Scrum
17 98 (9.19%) .NET
18 97 (9.10%) Oracle
19 93 (8.72%) C#
20 88 (8.26%) Windows
20 88 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
21 82 (7.69%) MS Project
22 80 (7.50%) JavaScript
23 77 (7.22%) HTML
24 76 (7.13%) Java
25 75 (7.04%) Retail
26 72 (6.75%) SharePoint

Finance
Top Related 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 72 (6.75%) SharePoint
2 35 (3.28%) SharePoint Server
3 23 (2.16%) CMS
3 23 (2.16%) IIS
4 20 (1.88%) SAS
5 18 (1.69%) Sitecore CMS
6 15 (1.41%) Mule
6 15 (1.41%) Mule ESB
7 14 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
8 13 (1.22%) Apache
9 11 (1.03%) Confluence
9 11 (1.03%) MS Exchange
10 10 (0.94%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (0.75%) Skype for Business
12 7 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (0.47%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (0.28%) Alfresco
14 3 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 82 (7.69%) MS Project
2 71 (6.66%) MS Office
3 63 (5.91%) MS Excel
4 17 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (1.13%) MS Visio
6 11 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.19%) Windchill
9 1 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.094%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.094%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 136 (12.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 31 (2.91%) Oracle EBS R12
3 27 (2.53%) Oracle EBS
4 20 (1.88%) SAP CO
4 20 (1.88%) SAP FI
4 20 (1.88%) SAP FI/CO
5 18 (1.69%) Oracle Financials
6 11 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
7 7 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
10 3 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
10 3 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
11 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
12 1 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
12 1 (0.094%) SAP BPC
12 1 (0.094%) SAP SCM
12 1 (0.094%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 64 (6.00%) Office 365
2 23 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.19%) GitHub
6 2 (0.19%) SaaS
7 1 (0.094%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.094%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.094%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.094%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.81%) Internet
2 18 (1.69%) DNS
3 17 (1.59%) Firewall
4 9 (0.84%) Network Security
5 6 (0.56%) VPN
5 6 (0.56%) Wireless
6 5 (0.47%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (0.47%) DHCP
6 5 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (0.47%) LAN
6 5 (0.47%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.47%) Unified Communications
6 5 (0.47%) WAN
7 4 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.28%) NAS
8 3 (0.28%) PPP
8 3 (0.28%) SAN
9 2 (0.19%) BGP
9 2 (0.19%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.19%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (3.28%) Oracle Database
4 21 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (1.69%) Oracle BI EE
6 14 (1.31%) Relational Database
7 12 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (1.03%) OLAP
8 11 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (0.94%) Base SAS
9 10 (0.94%) Big Data
10 9 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (0.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 8 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (0.66%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.47%) Data Mart
13 5 (0.47%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 36 (3.38%) Selenium
2 35 (3.28%) Visual Studio
3 32 (3.00%) JIRA
4 30 (2.81%) Cucumber
5 27 (2.53%) Git (software)
6 24 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (2.25%) WebDriver
7 15 (1.41%) Jenkins
8 12 (1.13%) Maven
8 12 (1.13%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (0.84%) SoapUI
9 9 (0.84%) Subversion
10 8 (0.75%) Selenium IDE
11 7 (0.66%) Bitbucket
11 7 (0.66%) ERwin
11 7 (0.66%) JMeter
11 7 (0.66%) JUnit
11 7 (0.66%) SpecFlow
12 6 (0.56%) Ant
General
1 169 (15.85%) Telecoms
2 159 (14.92%) Marketing
3 153 (14.35%) Manufacturing
4 144 (13.51%) Banking
5 136 (12.76%) Electronics
6 75 (7.04%) Retail
7 33 (3.10%) Retail Banking
8 13 (1.22%) General Ledger
9 11 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.84%) Legal
11 8 (0.75%) Advertising
12 7 (0.66%) Billing
12 7 (0.66%) Military
13 6 (0.56%) Back Office
14 5 (0.47%) Local Government
15 4 (0.38%) Automotive
15 4 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.28%) Games
17 2 (0.19%) Law
18 1 (0.094%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 260 (24.39%) Analyst
2 195 (18.29%) Developer
3 113 (10.60%) Business Analyst
4 102 (9.57%) Project Manager
5 63 (5.91%) Architect
6 60 (5.63%) Consultant
7 43 (4.03%) .NET Developer
8 42 (3.94%) Java Developer
9 37 (3.47%) Financial Analyst
10 36 (3.38%) C# Developer
11 34 (3.19%) Coordinator
12 32 (3.00%) Test Analyst
13 30 (2.81%) Tester
14 28 (2.63%) Project Coordinator
14 28 (2.63%) Test Manager
15 26 (2.44%) C# .NET Developer
15 26 (2.44%) Project Officer
16 25 (2.35%) Oracle Consultant
17 24 (2.25%) Solutions Architect
18 23 (2.16%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (9.19%) .NET
2 77 (7.22%) HTML
3 64 (6.00%) ASP.NET
4 61 (5.72%) CSS
5 54 (5.07%) AngularJS
6 43 (4.03%) jQuery
7 34 (3.19%) XML
8 33 (3.10%) SOAP
9 32 (3.00%) HTML5
10 31 (2.91%) Spring
11 30 (2.81%) JSON
12 26 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 25 (2.35%) Ajax
13 25 (2.35%) Web Services
14 24 (2.25%) REST
15 23 (2.16%) Hibernate
16 22 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
17 21 (1.97%) Sass
18 20 (1.88%) KnockoutJS
18 20 (1.88%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 88 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (3.56%) Management Information System
3 37 (3.47%) User Experience
4 18 (1.69%) W3C
5 16 (1.50%) RIA
6 13 (1.22%) Data Centre
7 12 (1.13%) Fat Client
7 12 (1.13%) Thin Client
8 10 (0.94%) CMDB
8 10 (0.94%) Virtual Team
9 8 (0.75%) Robotics
10 7 (0.66%) PMI
11 6 (0.56%) Computer Science
11 6 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (0.56%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.47%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.47%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.28%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.28%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 88 (8.26%) Windows
2 33 (3.10%) Windows 7
3 21 (1.97%) Linux
4 20 (1.88%) Unix
5 19 (1.78%) Windows Server
6 13 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.66%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.38%) Android
10 4 (0.38%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.38%) Solaris
11 3 (0.28%) AIX
12 2 (0.19%) CentOS
12 2 (0.19%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.19%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.094%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.094%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.094%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (26.45%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (18.01%) Programme Management
3 191 (17.92%) Business Intelligence
3 191 (17.92%) Project Management
4 160 (15.01%) Stakeholder Management
5 136 (12.76%) Digital Marketing
6 113 (10.60%) PRINCE2
7 104 (9.76%) Scrum
8 70 (6.57%) Business Analysis
9 66 (6.19%) MVC
10 58 (5.44%) Migration
11 53 (4.97%) ERP
12 50 (4.69%) Project Planning
12 50 (4.69%) Test Scripting
13 48 (4.50%) User Acceptance Testing
14 43 (4.03%) Continuous Improvement
15 41 (3.85%) Change Control
16 40 (3.75%) ITIL
17 37 (3.47%) Change Management
17 37 (3.47%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 161 (15.10%) SQL
2 93 (8.72%) C#
3 80 (7.50%) JavaScript
4 76 (7.13%) Java
5 36 (3.38%) PL/SQL
6 27 (2.53%) C
7 15 (1.41%) ActionScript
8 13 (1.22%) VBA
9 12 (1.13%) Shell Script
10 11 (1.03%) Bash Shell
10 11 (1.03%) Python
10 11 (1.03%) T-SQL
11 10 (0.94%) PowerShell
12 8 (0.75%) ABAP
13 7 (0.66%) C++
14 6 (0.56%) Ruby
15 4 (0.38%) Perl
16 3 (0.28%) Ada
16 3 (0.28%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 167 (15.67%) Security Cleared
2 108 (10.13%) SC Cleared
3 54 (5.07%) DV Cleared
4 41 (3.85%) ISEB
5 33 (3.10%) Degree
6 25 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 22 (2.06%) ISTQB
8 14 (1.31%) APMG
8 14 (1.31%) APMP
9 12 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 10 (0.94%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 9 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (0.75%) CISSP
13 7 (0.66%) ACCA
13 7 (0.66%) CIMA
13 7 (0.66%) PMI Certification
14 6 (0.56%) CREST Certified
15 4 (0.38%) CHECK Team Member
15 4 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (0.38%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.88%) PMO
2 43 (4.03%) QA
3 20 (1.88%) IFRS
4 17 (1.59%) PCI DSS
5 15 (1.41%) Data Quality
6 13 (1.22%) IFRS 9
7 10 (0.94%) SLA
8 7 (0.66%) Basel II
8 7 (0.66%) MiFID
8 7 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.56%) JSP 440
10 4 (0.38%) GxP
11 3 (0.28%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.19%) GDPR
12 2 (0.19%) SEPA
13 1 (0.094%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.094%) P3O
13 1 (0.094%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.094%) SDET
System Software
1 45 (4.22%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (0.94%) XenApp
4 10 (0.94%) XenDesktop
5 9 (0.84%) VMware ESX
6 8 (0.75%) Docker
7 6 (0.56%) BitLocker
8 5 (0.47%) Snort
8 5 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.28%) Varnish
10 2 (0.19%) Firmware
11 1 (0.094%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.094%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.094%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.094%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.094%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.094%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.094%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (1.59%) SCCM
2 16 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (0.38%) WSUS
5 2 (0.19%) Nagios
5 2 (0.19%) Nessus
6 1 (0.094%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.094%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.094%) Kibana
6 1 (0.094%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.094%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.094%) Puppet
6 1 (0.094%) SCOM
6 1 (0.094%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.094%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.094%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.094%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 183 (17.17%) SAP
2 122 (11.44%) Microsoft
3 97 (9.10%) Oracle
4 24 (2.25%) Sitecore
5 21 (1.97%) VMware
6 18 (1.69%) Apple
6 18 (1.69%) Cisco
6 18 (1.69%) IBM
7 15 (1.41%) Citrix
8 14 (1.31%) Hyperion
9 13 (1.22%) CheckPoint
10 12 (1.13%) AppSense
11 9 (0.84%) Wyse
12 8 (0.75%) Atlassian
12 8 (0.75%) Teradata
13 7 (0.66%) Actimize
13 7 (0.66%) Dell
13 7 (0.66%) Epicor
13 7 (0.66%) Google
13 7 (0.66%) Symantec
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