Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 1,234 1,104 1,076
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 19.20% 19.90% 19.14%
As % of the General category 62.74% 60.23% 62.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 819 841
South West median daily rate £438 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +1.91% -1.88%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £263
90th Percentile £600 £557 £565
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 30
South West median hourly rate £36.30 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% - -
10th Percentile £22.50 £22.02 £25.88
90th Percentile £50.75 £40.62 £43.00
England median hourly rate £23.50 £22.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year +3.30% -4.21% +7.95%

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 1,967 1,833 1,719
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 30.61% 33.04% 30.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,295 1,221 1,235
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £234
90th Percentile £600 £572 £550
England median daily rate £493 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.68% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 62 91
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -15.13%
10th Percentile £16.30 £14.33 £18.50
90th Percentile £49.00 £58.38 £49.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £26.44 £24.44
% change year-on-year -9.23% +8.18% -2.24%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -1 445 £425 +13.33% 157
Wiltshire -3 383 £525 +23.53% 54
Gloucestershire -1 151 £450 +6.51% 45
Dorset +6 83 £435 +1.16% 37
Somerset -1 64 £515 +37.33% 23
Cornwall +2 38 £350 - 8
Devon -4 30 £425 +6.25% 31
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 335 (27.15%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (20.34%) Business Intelligence
3 236 (19.12%) Manufacturing
4 235 (19.04%) SQL
5 229 (18.56%) SAP
5 229 (18.56%) Programme Management
6 218 (17.67%) Marketing
7 212 (17.18%) Telecoms
8 205 (16.61%) Electronics
9 203 (16.45%) Digital Marketing
10 189 (15.32%) Banking
11 179 (14.51%) Stakeholder Management
12 169 (13.70%) Security Cleared
13 153 (12.40%) Microsoft
14 129 (10.45%) .NET
15 126 (10.21%) SQL Server
16 122 (9.89%) Project Management
17 121 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
18 119 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
19 115 (9.32%) Scrum
20 114 (9.24%) SC Cleared
21 110 (8.91%) C#
22 109 (8.83%) Oracle
23 104 (8.43%) Windows
24 91 (7.37%) Linux
24 91 (7.37%) Data Warehouse
25 84 (6.81%) Migration
26 81 (6.56%) JavaScript
27 79 (6.40%) Java
28 73 (5.92%) 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 35 (2.84%) SharePoint
2 33 (2.67%) Apache Spark
3 31 (2.51%) Confluence
4 21 (1.70%) SAS
5 9 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (0.65%) CMS
7 7 (0.57%) IIS
7 7 (0.57%) MS Exchange
8 6 (0.49%) Apache
8 6 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.49%) JBoss
8 6 (0.49%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.32%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.16%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.16%) Site Server
11 2 (0.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 65 (5.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (3.24%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (2.03%) Microsoft Project
4 22 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (1.38%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.65%) InVision
7 3 (0.24%) Pixate
8 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.16%) InDesign
8 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.081%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.081%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.081%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.081%) HipChat
9 1 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.13%) Oracle Payables
2 14 (1.13%) Oracle Receivables
3 12 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
5 10 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
6 9 (0.73%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 6 (0.49%) Cognos TM1
7 6 (0.49%) Primavera
8 4 (0.32%) Oracle Payroll
8 4 (0.32%) Sage 200
8 4 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.24%) Cognos Controller
9 3 (0.24%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.16%) Actimize
10 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.16%) Sage CRM
11 1 (0.081%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 59 (4.78%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (2.43%) Office 365
4 12 (0.97%) SaaS
5 9 (0.73%) Apigee
5 9 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (0.73%) OpenShift
6 8 (0.65%) Sauce Labs
7 4 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 4 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.32%) IaaS
7 4 (0.32%) NuGet
7 4 (0.32%) PaaS
8 3 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.24%) npm
8 3 (0.24%) Trello
9 2 (0.16%) Datadog
9 2 (0.16%) GitHub
9 2 (0.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.70%) Network Security
2 19 (1.54%) Firewall
3 12 (0.97%) Intranet
4 10 (0.81%) VPN
5 9 (0.73%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.49%) HTTP
6 6 (0.49%) NAS
6 6 (0.49%) SAN
6 6 (0.49%) SMS
6 6 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.41%) SSL
8 4 (0.32%) DNS
8 4 (0.32%) Internet
8 4 (0.32%) SSH
9 3 (0.24%) DHCP
9 3 (0.24%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.24%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (0.24%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.24%) Skype
9 3 (0.24%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (10.21%) SQL Server
2 91 (7.37%) Data Warehouse
3 49 (3.97%) Hadoop
4 39 (3.16%) Big Data
4 39 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (2.19%) Apache Hive
5 27 (2.19%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 27 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (1.70%) IBM InfoSphere
6 21 (1.70%) OLAP
6 21 (1.70%) Star Schema
7 18 (1.46%) DataStage
7 18 (1.46%) OLAP Cube
8 17 (1.38%) Oracle Database
8 17 (1.38%) Power BI
8 17 (1.38%) Relational Database
9 16 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
10 14 (1.13%) DB2
10 14 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 13 (1.05%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 52 (4.21%) Git (software)
2 47 (3.81%) JIRA
3 42 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 33 (2.67%) Selenium
5 31 (2.51%) Jenkins
6 24 (1.94%) Cucumber
7 17 (1.38%) SpecFlow
8 13 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 13 (1.05%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 12 (0.97%) JUnit
9 12 (0.97%) WebDriver
10 11 (0.89%) Bitbucket
10 11 (0.89%) ERwin
10 11 (0.89%) Visual Studio
11 10 (0.81%) JMeter
11 10 (0.81%) NUnit
11 10 (0.81%) TeamCity
12 8 (0.65%) Maven
12 8 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (0.49%) Hudson
General
1 236 (19.12%) Manufacturing
2 218 (17.67%) Marketing
3 212 (17.18%) Telecoms
4 205 (16.61%) Electronics
5 189 (15.32%) Banking
6 30 (2.43%) Financial Institution
6 30 (2.43%) Retail Banking
7 29 (2.35%) Retail
8 18 (1.46%) Back Office
9 17 (1.38%) Legal
10 12 (0.97%) Advertising
10 12 (0.97%) Military
11 11 (0.89%) Law
12 10 (0.81%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.73%) Billing
14 8 (0.65%) General Ledger
15 6 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
15 6 (0.49%) Games
16 5 (0.41%) Automotive
17 3 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 235 (19.04%) Developer
2 198 (16.05%) Analyst
3 144 (11.67%) Architect
4 95 (7.70%) Project Manager
5 75 (6.08%) Consultant
6 73 (5.92%) Business Analyst
7 62 (5.02%) Solutions Architect
8 43 (3.48%) .NET Developer
9 35 (2.84%) Test Analyst
10 29 (2.35%) Designer
11 28 (2.27%) SQL Developer
12 25 (2.03%) Test Manager
13 24 (1.94%) Data Engineer
13 24 (1.94%) DevOps Engineer
14 23 (1.86%) Applications Architect
14 23 (1.86%) Financial Analyst
14 23 (1.86%) IT Analyst
14 23 (1.86%) Scrum Master
15 21 (1.70%) Coordinator
15 21 (1.70%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (10.45%) .NET
2 69 (5.59%) HTML
3 55 (4.46%) CSS
4 43 (3.48%) Web Services
5 42 (3.40%) REST
6 41 (3.32%) AngularJS
7 38 (3.08%) JSON
8 33 (2.67%) SOAP
9 32 (2.59%) ASP.NET
10 31 (2.51%) jQuery
10 31 (2.51%) XML
11 29 (2.35%) ASP.NET Web API
11 29 (2.35%) Kafka
12 26 (2.11%) HTML5
13 25 (2.03%) Middleware
13 25 (2.03%) React
14 24 (1.94%) .NET Framework
15 20 (1.62%) JSP
16 16 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
16 16 (1.30%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 121 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
3 33 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
4 31 (2.51%) Data Centre
5 27 (2.19%) User Experience
6 25 (2.03%) Management Information System
7 20 (1.62%) Fintech
8 13 (1.05%) Social Media
9 12 (0.97%) Mobile App
10 11 (0.89%) Mainframe
10 11 (0.89%) NHS
11 10 (0.81%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.73%) DataPower
13 8 (0.65%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.49%) AS400
14 6 (0.49%) iSeries
14 6 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
15 4 (0.32%) CMDB
15 4 (0.32%) e-Learning
15 4 (0.32%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 104 (8.43%) Windows
2 91 (7.37%) Linux
3 48 (3.89%) Unix
4 45 (3.65%) Windows Server
5 34 (2.76%) Windows 10
6 17 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.22%) Windows 7
8 12 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.81%) AIX
9 10 (0.81%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.49%) CentOS
11 5 (0.41%) Android
11 5 (0.41%) CoreOS
11 5 (0.41%) Debian
12 4 (0.32%) zOS
13 3 (0.24%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.24%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (27.15%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (20.34%) Business Intelligence
3 229 (18.56%) Programme Management
4 203 (16.45%) Digital Marketing
5 179 (14.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 122 (9.89%) Project Management
7 119 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
8 115 (9.32%) Scrum
9 84 (6.81%) Migration
10 73 (5.92%) PRINCE2
11 64 (5.19%) DevOps
12 61 (4.94%) Waterfall
13 58 (4.70%) Data Modelling
14 54 (4.38%) ITIL
14 54 (4.38%) Microservices
15 53 (4.29%) ETL
16 52 (4.21%) Test Automation
17 51 (4.13%) Business Analysis
18 50 (4.05%) SDLC
19 48 (3.89%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 235 (19.04%) SQL
2 110 (8.91%) C#
3 81 (6.56%) JavaScript
4 79 (6.40%) Java
5 51 (4.13%) PowerShell
6 42 (3.40%) C
7 41 (3.32%) Python
8 38 (3.08%) T-SQL
9 23 (1.86%) PL/SQL
10 22 (1.78%) VBA
11 18 (1.46%) C++
12 17 (1.38%) Bash Shell
13 16 (1.30%) Shell Script
14 14 (1.13%) Scala
15 9 (0.73%) TypeScript
16 7 (0.57%) PHP
16 7 (0.57%) Ruby
17 6 (0.49%) VB.NET
18 5 (0.41%) Perl
18 5 (0.41%) PROC SQL
Qualifications
1 169 (13.70%) Security Cleared
2 114 (9.24%) SC Cleared
3 53 (4.29%) DV Cleared
4 45 (3.65%) Degree
5 31 (2.51%) ISEB
6 22 (1.78%) ISTQB
7 21 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 16 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 11 (0.89%) CISSP
10 9 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (0.65%) CCNA
12 7 (0.57%) APMP
12 7 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.41%) CISM
14 5 (0.41%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 4 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (0.32%) PMP
15 4 (0.32%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.59%) PMO
2 31 (2.51%) Data Quality
3 30 (2.43%) JSP 440
3 30 (2.43%) QA
4 17 (1.38%) GDPR
5 16 (1.30%) HMG Infosec
5 16 (1.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 15 (1.22%) RMADS
7 10 (0.81%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.41%) COBIT
8 5 (0.41%) IFRS
8 5 (0.41%) SLA
9 4 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.24%) PSD2
10 3 (0.24%) SEPA
11 2 (0.16%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.16%) IFRS 9
11 2 (0.16%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.081%) HL7
System Software
1 43 (3.48%) Docker
2 19 (1.54%) Active Directory
3 17 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (0.32%) Firmware
5 4 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.081%) iptables
7 1 (0.081%) NFS
7 1 (0.081%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.081%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.081%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.081%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.081%) XenApp
7 1 (0.081%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.081%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 37 (3.00%) Kubernetes
2 18 (1.46%) Oozie
3 14 (1.13%) Ansible
3 14 (1.13%) Terraform
4 12 (0.97%) Puppet
5 11 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.81%) SCCM
7 7 (0.57%) vCenter Server
8 5 (0.41%) Grafana
9 4 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.32%) HP ALM
9 4 (0.32%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.32%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 3 (0.24%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.24%) Nagios
10 3 (0.24%) Nessus
10 3 (0.24%) OSSEC
10 3 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.16%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 229 (18.56%) SAP
2 153 (12.40%) Microsoft
3 109 (8.83%) Oracle
4 36 (2.92%) IBM
5 35 (2.84%) Teradata
6 28 (2.27%) Tableau
7 26 (2.11%) VMware
8 21 (1.70%) Cisco
9 15 (1.22%) Red Hat
10 11 (0.89%) Atlassian
11 10 (0.81%) Netezza
12 9 (0.73%) Splunk
13 8 (0.65%) CheckPoint
14 7 (0.57%) Adobe
14 7 (0.57%) Cognos
14 7 (0.57%) Dell
14 7 (0.57%) HP
14 7 (0.57%) Veritas
15 6 (0.49%) Cadence
15 6 (0.49%) Unisys