Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 6 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 325 933 1,103
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 12.82% 14.65% 20.45%
As % of the General category 41.67% 42.74% 51.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 685 837
Median daily rate £513 £468 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.63% +10.00% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £273
90th Percentile £689 £675 £575
England median daily rate £515 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +3.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 21
Median hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.29% +3.33% -28.57%
10th Percentile £17.86 £15.63 £26.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.38 £52.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +66.67% -12.50% -5.88%

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 780 2,183 2,141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 30.77% 34.28% 39.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 1,395 1,337
Median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £225 £288 £269
90th Percentile £675 £638 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 124 94
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +3.66% +4.46%
10th Percentile £15.73 £15.38 £15.14
90th Percentile £48.88 £51.00 £51.98
Median hourly rate £31.39 £23.07 £22.93
% change year-on-year +36.09% +0.59% +4.70%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Finance in the South West.

Daily rate trend for Finance in the South West

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Finance in the South West over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Finance in the South West

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Finance in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for Finance in the South West

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Finance in the South West over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020. 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 -1 136 £525 +23.53% 31
Wiltshire -8 83 £550 - 16
Gloucestershire -2 29 £454 +6.76% 5
Devon -12 22 £433 -0.25% 5
Dorset -1 21 £500 +8.11% 7
Somerset +7 18 £305 -22.29% 11
Cornwall +1 4 £525 +31.25% 5
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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.

1 119 (36.62%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (35.38%) Business Intelligence
3 114 (35.08%) Public Sector
4 111 (34.15%) Telecoms
4 111 (34.15%) Programme Management
5 108 (33.23%) Marketing
6 105 (32.31%) SAP
7 101 (31.08%) Electronics
7 101 (31.08%) Manufacturing
7 101 (31.08%) Digital Marketing
8 88 (27.08%) Security Cleared
9 51 (15.69%) Java
9 51 (15.69%) DV Cleared
10 47 (14.46%) Project Management
11 46 (14.15%) TDD
12 43 (13.23%) Microsoft
12 43 (13.23%) SOAP
13 42 (12.92%) Azure
14 39 (12.00%) SC Cleared
14 39 (12.00%) Web Services
14 39 (12.00%) Oracle
14 39 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 38 (11.69%) SOA
15 38 (11.69%) Middleware
16 37 (11.38%) SQL
17 35 (10.77%) PRINCE2
18 34 (10.46%) XML
18 34 (10.46%) DevOps
19 33 (10.15%) RESTful
20 32 (9.85%) JSON

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 23 (7.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 20 (6.15%) Mule
2 20 (6.15%) Oracle Service Bus
2 20 (6.15%) Red Hat Fuse
3 14 (4.31%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.23%) Apache
4 4 (1.23%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.92%) Confluence
5 3 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.62%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.62%) nginx
6 2 (0.62%) NServiceBus
6 2 (0.62%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.31%) CMS
7 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.31%) IIS
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (6.77%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (5.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (5.54%) MS Visio
4 13 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (2.15%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.46%) Oracle Payables
1 8 (2.46%) Oracle Receivables
2 7 (2.15%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (2.15%) Oracle General Ledger
3 6 (1.85%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (1.54%) Oracle FAH
5 4 (1.23%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.92%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.62%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.62%) Oracle Payroll
7 2 (0.62%) Siebel CRM
8 1 (0.31%) BASE24
8 1 (0.31%) iTrent
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.31%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 42 (12.92%) Azure
2 26 (8.00%) AWS
3 10 (3.08%) Office 365
3 10 (3.08%) SaaS
4 8 (2.46%) Power Platform
5 5 (1.54%) PaaS
6 4 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 4 (1.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 3 (0.92%) Force.com
7 3 (0.92%) IaaS
8 2 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.62%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.62%) Serverless
9 1 (0.31%) Apigee
9 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.31%) Logic Apps
9 1 (0.31%) Power Automate
9 1 (0.31%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.85%) Firewall
2 4 (1.23%) HTTP
2 4 (1.23%) Network Security
2 4 (1.23%) VLAN
2 4 (1.23%) X.509
3 3 (0.92%) LAN
3 3 (0.92%) Skype
3 3 (0.92%) WAN
4 2 (0.62%) DNS
4 2 (0.62%) IP Telephony
4 2 (0.62%) SMTP
4 2 (0.62%) SNMP
4 2 (0.62%) SSL
4 2 (0.62%) VPN
4 2 (0.62%) Wireless
5 1 (0.31%) 4G
5 1 (0.31%) 5G
5 1 (0.31%) Intranet
5 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.31%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.23%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.46%) Power BI
4 6 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.54%) Big Data
5 5 (1.54%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.23%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.92%) Apache Hive
7 3 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.92%) Data Lake
7 3 (0.92%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2019
8 2 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.62%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 30 (9.23%) Maven
2 20 (6.15%) JIRA
3 15 (4.62%) Git (software)
4 13 (4.00%) Jenkins
5 8 (2.46%) Selenium
6 5 (1.54%) GitLab
6 5 (1.54%) Gradle
6 5 (1.54%) SpecFlow
6 5 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.23%) Ant
7 4 (1.23%) SoapUI
7 4 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.92%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.92%) IBM UrbanCode
8 3 (0.92%) JMeter
8 3 (0.92%) JUnit
8 3 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.92%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.92%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.92%) WebDriver
General
1 114 (35.08%) Public Sector
2 111 (34.15%) Telecoms
3 108 (33.23%) Marketing
4 101 (31.08%) Electronics
4 101 (31.08%) Manufacturing
5 13 (4.00%) Banking
5 13 (4.00%) Law
5 13 (4.00%) Military
6 10 (3.08%) General Ledger
7 4 (1.23%) Legal
8 3 (0.92%) Retail
9 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.62%) German Language
10 1 (0.31%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 78 (24.00%) Developer
2 43 (13.23%) Analyst
2 43 (13.23%) Project Manager
3 35 (10.77%) Java Developer
4 31 (9.54%) Architect
5 23 (7.08%) Senior Developer
6 21 (6.46%) Senior Java Developer
7 18 (5.54%) Project Officer
8 16 (4.92%) Senior Analyst
9 13 (4.00%) Integration Developer
9 13 (4.00%) Project Support Officer
9 13 (4.00%) Support Officer
10 12 (3.69%) Consultant
10 12 (3.69%) Lead Developer
10 12 (3.69%) SQL Developer
10 12 (3.69%) Test Analyst
11 11 (3.38%) Senior Integration Developer
11 11 (3.38%) Senior Test Analyst
12 10 (3.08%) Lead Java Developer
13 9 (2.77%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (13.23%) SOAP
2 39 (12.00%) Web Services
3 38 (11.69%) Middleware
4 34 (10.46%) XML
5 33 (10.15%) RESTful
6 32 (9.85%) JSON
7 27 (8.31%) Apache Camel
7 27 (8.31%) XSLT
8 24 (7.38%) Swagger
8 24 (7.38%) WireMock
9 18 (5.54%) .NET
10 16 (4.92%) Spring Boot
11 14 (4.31%) REST
11 14 (4.31%) Spring
12 8 (2.46%) ASP.NET
13 7 (2.15%) .NET Core
13 7 (2.15%) .NET Framework
13 7 (2.15%) HTML
13 7 (2.15%) React
14 6 (1.85%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.31%) Management Information System
2 22 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.15%) Data Protection Act
5 7 (2.15%) Freedom of Information
5 7 (2.15%) Freedom of Information Act
6 6 (1.85%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.85%) User Experience
7 4 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.23%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.92%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.62%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.31%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.31%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.31%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.31%) Social Media
10 1 (0.31%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.77%) Windows
2 13 (4.00%) Linux
3 9 (2.77%) Windows 10
4 6 (1.85%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.92%) Unix
6 3 (0.92%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.62%) VMS
7 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (36.62%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (35.38%) Business Intelligence
3 111 (34.15%) Programme Management
4 101 (31.08%) Digital Marketing
5 47 (14.46%) Project Management
6 46 (14.15%) TDD
7 39 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 38 (11.69%) SOA
9 35 (10.77%) PRINCE2
10 34 (10.46%) DevOps
11 31 (9.54%) Risk Management
12 30 (9.23%) Scrum
13 26 (8.00%) Migration
14 23 (7.08%) Project Delivery
15 21 (6.46%) Cybersecurity
16 20 (6.15%) Problem-Solving
17 19 (5.85%) Data Modelling
18 17 (5.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 16 (4.92%) Change Control
19 16 (4.92%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 51 (15.69%) Java
2 37 (11.38%) SQL
3 25 (7.69%) XPath
4 19 (5.85%) JavaScript
5 17 (5.23%) C#
6 10 (3.08%) Java 8
6 10 (3.08%) Python
7 9 (2.77%) C
8 5 (1.54%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.23%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.23%) Scala
9 4 (1.23%) VB
10 3 (0.92%) TypeScript
10 3 (0.92%) VBA
11 2 (0.62%) AWK
11 2 (0.62%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.62%) Jython
11 2 (0.62%) Perl
11 2 (0.62%) VB6
11 2 (0.62%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 88 (27.08%) Security Cleared
2 51 (15.69%) DV Cleared
3 39 (12.00%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.69%) Degree
5 7 (2.15%) APMP
6 6 (1.85%) CISSP
7 5 (1.54%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.54%) PMP
7 5 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.23%) AWS Certification
8 4 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.62%) CCNP
10 2 (0.62%) CEH
10 2 (0.62%) CEPT
10 2 (0.62%) GPEN
10 2 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.31%) RIBA
11 1 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.46%) PMO
3 7 (2.15%) JSP 440
4 5 (1.54%) QA
5 4 (1.23%) SLA
6 3 (0.92%) NIST 800
6 3 (0.92%) RMADS
7 2 (0.62%) NIST
7 2 (0.62%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.31%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.31%) GDPR
8 1 (0.31%) IFRS
8 1 (0.31%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.31%) P3O
8 1 (0.31%) PMBOK
System Software
1 10 (3.08%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.23%) Docker
3 3 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.62%) HDFS
4 2 (0.62%) NFS
5 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.31%) vSphere
5 1 (0.31%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (2.46%) Terraform
2 7 (2.15%) Ansible
3 3 (0.92%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.92%) Puppet
4 2 (0.62%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.62%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.62%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.31%) Grafana
5 1 (0.31%) Kibana
5 1 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.31%) SCCM
5 1 (0.31%) WSUS
Vendors
1 105 (32.31%) SAP
2 43 (13.23%) Microsoft
3 39 (12.00%) Oracle
4 23 (7.08%) Talend
5 21 (6.46%) WSO2
6 11 (3.38%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (3.08%) BiZZdesign
8 7 (2.15%) VMware
9 3 (0.92%) Cisco
9 3 (0.92%) MuleSoft
9 3 (0.92%) Remedy
10 2 (0.62%) Databricks
10 2 (0.62%) Dell
10 2 (0.62%) Google
10 2 (0.62%) Hortonworks
10 2 (0.62%) Informatica
10 2 (0.62%) NetApp
10 2 (0.62%) Okta
10 2 (0.62%) Siebel
10 2 (0.62%) Splunk