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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 3 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1  
Contract jobs citing Finance 594 583 593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 22.04% 19.44% 19.09%
As % of the General category 68.12% 68.59% 62.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 450 471
Median daily rate £400 £376 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.31% -5.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £541 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 13
Median hourly rate £36.75 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.63% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £25.00 £17.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £34.38 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +31.57% -  

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 872 850 943
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 32.36% 28.34% 30.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 605 647
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £550 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 46 69
Median hourly rate £39.50 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.59% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.40 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £47.70 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

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 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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 22 June 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
Bristol +1 220 £375 +4.16% 86
Wiltshire 0 205 £425 +1.19% 34
Gloucestershire +4 63 £375 - 16
Somerset -1 26 £314 -19.55% 10
Devon -3 21 £320 -24.70% 7
Dorset -5 21 £400 -6.97% 10
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 271 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (18.82%) Business Intelligence
3 209 (18.64%) SAP
4 208 (18.55%) Programme Management
5 199 (17.75%) Telecoms
6 192 (17.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 185 (16.50%) Marketing
8 179 (15.97%) Manufacturing
9 178 (15.88%) Project Management
10 172 (15.34%) SQL
11 168 (14.99%) Banking
12 162 (14.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 161 (14.36%) Digital Marketing
13 161 (14.36%) Electronics
14 158 (14.09%) Security Cleared
15 130 (11.60%) Microsoft
16 108 (9.63%) PRINCE2
16 108 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
17 106 (9.46%) .NET
18 103 (9.19%) SC Cleared
19 97 (8.65%) C#
20 95 (8.47%) Windows
21 86 (7.67%) Retail
22 83 (7.40%) Oracle
23 81 (7.23%) Scrum
23 81 (7.23%) MVC
24 76 (6.78%) Business Analysis
25 73 (6.51%) JavaScript
26 69 (6.16%) SharePoint
27 68 (6.07%) Migration

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 69 (6.16%) SharePoint
2 31 (2.77%) SharePoint Server
3 25 (2.23%) SAS
4 22 (1.96%) MS Exchange
5 20 (1.78%) CMS
6 14 (1.25%) IIS
6 14 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
7 13 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (1.07%) Confluence
9 10 (0.89%) Apache
9 10 (0.89%) Mule
9 10 (0.89%) Mule ESB
10 8 (0.71%) Skype for Business
10 8 (0.71%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.54%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.27%) Alfresco
13 3 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 60 (5.35%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
3 51 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (1.52%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.18%) Windchill
8 1 (0.089%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.089%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 162 (14.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 24 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (1.61%) Oracle Financials
4 16 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
4 16 (1.43%) SAP CO
4 16 (1.43%) SAP FI
4 16 (1.43%) SAP FI/CO
5 11 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.54%) SAP FI-AP
7 5 (0.45%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.45%) SAP SRM
8 3 (0.27%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.27%) Workday HCM
9 2 (0.18%) Actimize
9 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.18%) Hyperion Planning
9 2 (0.18%) Maximo
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 57 (5.08%) Office 365
2 40 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.45%) GitHub
6 5 (0.45%) PaaS
7 4 (0.36%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (0.27%) IaaS
9 2 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.18%) SaaS
10 1 (0.089%) Amazon Glacier
10 1 (0.089%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.089%) Boomi
10 1 (0.089%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.089%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.089%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.089%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.96%) DNS
2 19 (1.69%) Firewall
3 18 (1.61%) Internet
4 15 (1.34%) LAN
4 15 (1.34%) Unified Communications
4 15 (1.34%) WAN
4 15 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
5 14 (1.25%) Wireless
6 11 (0.98%) SAN
7 10 (0.89%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (0.89%) DHCP
7 10 (0.89%) Network Security
8 8 (0.71%) TCP/IP
9 7 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (0.62%) NAS
9 7 (0.62%) VPN
10 6 (0.54%) VLAN
11 5 (0.45%) HTTP
12 4 (0.36%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (0.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 49 (4.37%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (1.96%) Oracle Database
4 15 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (1.16%) Hadoop
6 12 (1.07%) Crystal Reports
6 12 (1.07%) Relational Database
7 11 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (0.89%) Base SAS
8 10 (0.89%) Big Data
9 9 (0.80%) Data Mining
9 9 (0.80%) MongoDB
9 9 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (0.71%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 7 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (0.62%) Oracle ODI
11 7 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (0.54%) MS Access
12 6 (0.54%) QlikView
12 6 (0.54%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 29 (2.59%) Selenium
2 27 (2.41%) JIRA
2 27 (2.41%) Visual Studio
3 25 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (1.87%) Cucumber
5 18 (1.61%) WebDriver
6 17 (1.52%) Git (software)
6 17 (1.52%) Jenkins
7 12 (1.07%) TeamCity
8 11 (0.98%) Maven
9 8 (0.71%) SpecFlow
10 6 (0.54%) JMeter
10 6 (0.54%) SoapUI
11 5 (0.45%) Ant
11 5 (0.45%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.45%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
11 5 (0.45%) Selenium IDE
12 4 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (0.36%) Jasmine
General
1 199 (17.75%) Telecoms
2 185 (16.50%) Marketing
3 179 (15.97%) Manufacturing
4 168 (14.99%) Banking
5 161 (14.36%) Electronics
6 86 (7.67%) Retail
7 41 (3.66%) Retail Banking
8 17 (1.52%) General Ledger
9 12 (1.07%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.89%) Billing
10 10 (0.89%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.80%) Military
12 8 (0.71%) Back Office
13 7 (0.62%) Legal
14 5 (0.45%) Local Government
15 4 (0.36%) Front Office
16 3 (0.27%) Automotive
16 3 (0.27%) Law
16 3 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 297 (26.49%) Analyst
2 206 (18.38%) Developer
3 127 (11.33%) Business Analyst
4 123 (10.97%) Project Manager
5 82 (7.31%) Architect
6 62 (5.53%) Consultant
7 53 (4.73%) Financial Analyst
8 43 (3.84%) Test Analyst
9 35 (3.12%) .NET Developer
10 34 (3.03%) C# Developer
11 33 (2.94%) Java Developer
12 26 (2.32%) Solutions Architect
13 23 (2.05%) IT Analyst
14 22 (1.96%) Support Analyst
15 21 (1.87%) PMO Analyst
15 21 (1.87%) Project Officer
15 21 (1.87%) Senior Analyst
16 20 (1.78%) Coordinator
16 20 (1.78%) Enterprise Architect
16 20 (1.78%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (9.46%) .NET
2 66 (5.89%) HTML
3 62 (5.53%) ASP.NET
4 57 (5.08%) AngularJS
4 57 (5.08%) CSS
5 44 (3.93%) jQuery
6 33 (2.94%) XML
7 31 (2.77%) ASP.NET Web API
7 31 (2.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 30 (2.68%) JSON
9 29 (2.59%) Spring
10 27 (2.41%) Web Services
11 24 (2.14%) SOAP
12 23 (2.05%) Middleware
13 22 (1.96%) Ajax
13 22 (1.96%) HTML5
13 22 (1.96%) REST
14 19 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
15 18 (1.61%) Hibernate
15 18 (1.61%) React
Miscellaneous
1 108 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (3.66%) User Experience
3 38 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
4 33 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 26 (2.32%) RIA
6 24 (2.14%) Data Centre
7 19 (1.69%) PMI
8 14 (1.25%) W3C
9 13 (1.16%) Computer Science
10 12 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
11 11 (0.98%) Mobile App
12 9 (0.80%) CMDB
12 9 (0.80%) NHS
12 9 (0.80%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
13 8 (0.71%) Fat Client
13 8 (0.71%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.71%) Thin Client
14 7 (0.62%) Credit Risk
15 6 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 95 (8.47%) Windows
2 37 (3.30%) Windows Server
3 28 (2.50%) Linux
4 21 (1.87%) Windows 7
5 19 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (1.61%) Unix
7 17 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.45%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.36%) Solaris
9 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.18%) CentOS
10 2 (0.18%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (0.18%) SUSE
10 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.089%) AIX
11 1 (0.089%) Android
11 1 (0.089%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (18.82%) Business Intelligence
3 208 (18.55%) Programme Management
4 192 (17.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 178 (15.88%) Project Management
6 161 (14.36%) Digital Marketing
7 108 (9.63%) PRINCE2
8 81 (7.23%) MVC
8 81 (7.23%) Scrum
9 76 (6.78%) Business Analysis
10 68 (6.07%) Migration
11 55 (4.91%) ITIL
12 53 (4.73%) ERP
13 48 (4.28%) Project Planning
14 47 (4.19%) User Acceptance Testing
15 46 (4.10%) Data Modelling
16 44 (3.93%) Test Scripting
17 43 (3.84%) SDLC
18 42 (3.75%) Change Management
19 40 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 172 (15.34%) SQL
2 97 (8.65%) C#
3 73 (6.51%) JavaScript
4 57 (5.08%) Java
5 27 (2.41%) T-SQL
6 23 (2.05%) PowerShell
7 19 (1.69%) VBA
8 18 (1.61%) PL/SQL
9 12 (1.07%) C
10 11 (0.98%) Shell Script
11 8 (0.71%) ActionScript
11 8 (0.71%) Bash Shell
11 8 (0.71%) Python
12 5 (0.45%) Ada
12 5 (0.45%) C++
13 4 (0.36%) R
14 3 (0.27%) Ruby
14 3 (0.27%) VBScript
15 2 (0.18%) ABAP
15 2 (0.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 158 (14.09%) Security Cleared
2 103 (9.19%) SC Cleared
3 50 (4.46%) Degree
4 45 (4.01%) DV Cleared
5 42 (3.75%) ISEB
6 23 (2.05%) APMP
7 22 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 20 (1.78%) PMI Certification
9 18 (1.61%) ISTQB
10 17 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 11 (0.98%) APMG
11 11 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (0.80%) IIBA
13 7 (0.62%) HNC
13 7 (0.62%) HND
13 7 (0.62%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 6 (0.54%) PMP
15 5 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
15 5 (0.45%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.93%) PMO
2 28 (2.50%) QA
3 23 (2.05%) Data Quality
4 18 (1.61%) IFRS
5 12 (1.07%) GDPR
5 12 (1.07%) JSP 440
6 11 (0.98%) IFRS 9
7 10 (0.89%) SLA
8 7 (0.62%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.45%) MiFID
10 4 (0.36%) Basel II
10 4 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.27%) ISO 9000
11 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.18%) SEPA
13 1 (0.089%) COBIT
13 1 (0.089%) Def Stans
13 1 (0.089%) FINREP
13 1 (0.089%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.089%) PMBOK
System Software
1 41 (3.66%) Active Directory
2 26 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.16%) Docker
3 13 (1.16%) XenApp
4 11 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (0.98%) XenDesktop
5 8 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.62%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.45%) BitLocker
7 5 (0.45%) Firmware
7 5 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.36%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.18%) NFS
11 1 (0.089%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.089%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.089%) Xen
11 1 (0.089%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (1.25%) SCCM
2 11 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (0.89%) WSUS
4 7 (0.62%) Ansible
5 6 (0.54%) Puppet
6 5 (0.45%) SCOrch
6 5 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.36%) SCSM
8 3 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.18%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.18%) NetApp OnCommand
9 2 (0.18%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.089%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.089%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.089%) Nagios
10 1 (0.089%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.089%) SCOM
10 1 (0.089%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 209 (18.64%) SAP
2 130 (11.60%) Microsoft
3 83 (7.40%) Oracle
4 44 (3.93%) Cisco
5 37 (3.30%) VMware
6 23 (2.05%) IBM
7 21 (1.87%) Citrix
8 20 (1.78%) Sitecore
8 20 (1.78%) Teradata
9 19 (1.69%) CheckPoint
10 15 (1.34%) F5
11 12 (1.07%) Epicor
11 12 (1.07%) NetApp
11 12 (1.07%) Sencha
12 11 (0.98%) Apple
13 9 (0.80%) Informatica
13 9 (0.80%) Unisys
14 8 (0.71%) Dell
14 8 (0.71%) HP
14 8 (0.71%) Red Hat
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