Period
to 23 May 2019

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 23 May 2019 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
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 1,029 1,014 1,112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.26% 20.03% 21.43%
As % of the General category 57.68% 60.75% 65.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 740 732 841
South West median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +5.96%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £575 £563
England median daily rate £500 £500 £470
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 23
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.81% -5.00% +9.09%
10th Percentile £26.25 £22.50 £16.64
90th Percentile £43.74 £46.60 £42.80
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -14.29% -18.33% +39.53%

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 1,784 1,669 1,688
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.92% 32.97% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,132 1,025 1,165
South West median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £241
90th Percentile £638 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 64 69
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £29.25 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.30% -24.03% -3.75%
10th Percentile £16.97 £14.00 £15.40
90th Percentile £50.10 £49.63 £48.75
England median hourly rate £30.00 £26.78 £25.00
% change year-on-year +12.04% +7.10% -6.99%

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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 2019. 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
Wiltshire -3 375 £550 +22.22% 26
Bristol 0 364 £450 +12.50% 54
Gloucestershire -4 116 £438 - 22
Dorset -2 47 £425 -2.30% 32
Devon +7 42 £325 -13.33% 11
Somerset +4 27 £400 +23.08% 13
Cornwall -10 6 £400 -15.79% 2
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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.

1 336 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (22.25%) SAP
3 225 (21.87%) Business Intelligence
4 221 (21.48%) Telecoms
5 214 (20.80%) Manufacturing
6 204 (19.83%) Programme Management
7 200 (19.44%) Marketing
8 197 (19.14%) Digital Marketing
8 197 (19.14%) Electronics
9 176 (17.10%) Security Cleared
10 164 (15.94%) SQL
11 149 (14.48%) Banking
12 145 (14.09%) Microsoft
13 126 (12.24%) Scrum
14 122 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
15 113 (10.98%) Java
15 113 (10.98%) JavaScript
16 109 (10.59%) .NET
17 104 (10.11%) SQL Server
18 103 (10.01%) Microsoft Azure
19 95 (9.23%) DV Cleared
20 93 (9.04%) Amazon AWS
21 91 (8.84%) SC Cleared
21 91 (8.84%) Windows
22 89 (8.65%) C#
23 84 (8.16%) DevOps
24 79 (7.68%) Project Management
25 77 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
26 75 (7.29%) Microservices
26 75 (7.29%) Test Automation

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 31 (3.01%) Confluence
2 28 (2.72%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.46%) SAS
4 14 (1.36%) Apache
5 11 (1.07%) IIS
5 11 (1.07%) JBoss
6 10 (0.97%) MS Exchange
7 9 (0.87%) Apache Spark
7 9 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (0.78%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.58%) nginx
11 5 (0.49%) Anypoint
11 5 (0.49%) Mule
11 5 (0.49%) Mule ESB
12 4 (0.39%) CMS
12 4 (0.39%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.29%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 73 (7.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (4.66%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (2.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (1.65%) MS Visio
5 17 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.87%) Sketch
7 7 (0.68%) InVision
8 6 (0.58%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.097%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.097%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.097%) InDesign
9 1 (0.097%) Notepad++
9 1 (0.097%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 36 (3.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.26%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.39%) Primavera
4 3 (0.29%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.29%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.19%) Actimize
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle Payroll
5 2 (0.19%) Quorum
5 2 (0.19%) R3 Corda
5 2 (0.19%) Ripple XRP
5 2 (0.19%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.097%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.097%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.097%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.097%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.097%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.097%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 103 (10.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 93 (9.04%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (3.30%) Dynamics 365
4 31 (3.01%) Office 365
5 22 (2.14%) Power Platform
6 20 (1.94%) GitHub
7 18 (1.75%) OpenShift
7 18 (1.75%) Serverless
8 16 (1.55%) Azure Functions
9 14 (1.36%) npm
10 13 (1.26%) SaaS
11 12 (1.17%) Apigee
11 12 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
12 10 (0.97%) IaaS
12 10 (0.97%) PaaS
13 7 (0.68%) Sauce Labs
14 6 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (0.49%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.53%) Firewall
2 10 (0.97%) LAN
2 10 (0.97%) WAN
3 9 (0.87%) Network Security
3 9 (0.87%) VPN
4 8 (0.78%) HTTP
4 8 (0.78%) WebEx
5 7 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (0.68%) Internet
6 6 (0.58%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (0.58%) DNS
6 6 (0.58%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (0.39%) DHCP
7 4 (0.39%) Reverse Proxy
7 4 (0.39%) Wireless
8 3 (0.29%) Cisco Firepower
8 3 (0.29%) Cisco PIX
8 3 (0.29%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.19%) 4G
9 2 (0.19%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (10.11%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.24%) Hadoop
3 22 (2.14%) Amazon RDS
3 22 (2.14%) Power BI
3 22 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (1.85%) Big Data
5 19 (1.85%) NoSQL
5 19 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (1.55%) Relational Database
7 14 (1.36%) DB2
8 11 (1.07%) Base SAS
8 11 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (0.87%) MySQL
9 9 (0.87%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 9 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (0.78%) MongoDB
10 8 (0.78%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 69 (6.71%) JIRA
2 63 (6.12%) Git (software)
3 42 (4.08%) Jenkins
4 28 (2.72%) Selenium
5 27 (2.62%) Visual Studio Team System
6 22 (2.14%) Cucumber
7 20 (1.94%) Visual Studio
8 17 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (1.55%) Bitbucket
10 15 (1.46%) Maven
10 15 (1.46%) webpack
11 14 (1.36%) Babel
11 14 (1.36%) WebDriver
12 11 (1.07%) SoapUI
13 10 (0.97%) Eclipse
13 10 (0.97%) IntelliJ
13 10 (0.97%) ProC
13 10 (0.97%) SonarQube
14 9 (0.87%) Gerrit
15 8 (0.78%) Subversion
General
1 221 (21.48%) Telecoms
2 214 (20.80%) Manufacturing
3 200 (19.44%) Marketing
4 197 (19.14%) Electronics
5 149 (14.48%) Banking
6 39 (3.79%) Retail
7 27 (2.62%) Legal
8 17 (1.65%) Financial Institution
8 17 (1.65%) Law
9 14 (1.36%) Retail Banking
10 10 (0.97%) Billing
10 10 (0.97%) Military
11 7 (0.68%) Back Office
12 5 (0.49%) Retail Finance
13 3 (0.29%) Automotive
14 2 (0.19%) Advertising
14 2 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.19%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.19%) Local Government
14 2 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 202 (19.63%) Developer
2 167 (16.23%) Analyst
3 150 (14.58%) Architect
4 68 (6.61%) Project Manager
5 65 (6.32%) Solutions Architect
6 61 (5.93%) Business Analyst
7 47 (4.57%) Java Developer
8 44 (4.28%) Consultant
9 39 (3.79%) Test Analyst
10 30 (2.92%) .NET Developer
11 27 (2.62%) C# Developer
11 27 (2.62%) Support Engineer
11 27 (2.62%) Technical Architect
12 26 (2.53%) Financial Analyst
13 24 (2.33%) Coordinator
14 23 (2.24%) Service Analyst
15 22 (2.14%) Digital Architect
16 20 (1.94%) Applications Support
16 20 (1.94%) Project Officer
17 19 (1.85%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (10.59%) .NET
2 74 (7.19%) REST
3 73 (7.09%) Web Services
4 67 (6.51%) CSS
5 57 (5.54%) HTML
6 53 (5.15%) XML
7 49 (4.76%) SOAP
8 45 (4.37%) React
9 43 (4.18%) ASP.NET Web API
10 42 (4.08%) .NET Core
11 37 (3.60%) Redux
12 33 (3.21%) Spring
13 31 (3.01%) JSON
14 30 (2.92%) Node.js
15 25 (2.43%) ASP.NET
16 24 (2.33%) RESTful
17 23 (2.24%) jQuery
18 22 (2.14%) AngularJS
18 22 (2.14%) Middleware
19 20 (1.94%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 77 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (2.43%) User Experience
3 21 (2.04%) Data Centre
4 20 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (1.65%) Mobile App
8 16 (1.55%) Management Information System
9 14 (1.36%) Cloud Native
10 13 (1.26%) Fintech
11 8 (0.78%) Taxonomies
12 7 (0.68%) Cyberthreat
12 7 (0.68%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.68%) NHS
12 7 (0.68%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.58%) Online Banking
13 6 (0.58%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.39%) Blackberry
14 4 (0.39%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 91 (8.84%) Windows
2 61 (5.93%) Linux
3 48 (4.66%) Windows 10
4 29 (2.82%) Unix
5 25 (2.43%) Windows Server
6 13 (1.26%) Windows 7
7 11 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.87%) Android
10 8 (0.78%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.58%) CentOS
12 5 (0.49%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.39%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.39%) CoreOS
14 3 (0.29%) AIX
15 1 (0.097%) Debian
15 1 (0.097%) Solaris
15 1 (0.097%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.097%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (21.87%) Business Intelligence
3 204 (19.83%) Programme Management
4 197 (19.14%) Digital Marketing
5 126 (12.24%) Scrum
6 122 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 84 (8.16%) DevOps
8 79 (7.68%) Project Management
9 75 (7.29%) Microservices
9 75 (7.29%) Test Automation
10 74 (7.19%) Migration
11 70 (6.80%) Problem-Solving
12 64 (6.22%) PRINCE2
13 63 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
14 59 (5.73%) CRM
15 45 (4.37%) ITIL
15 45 (4.37%) Risk Management
16 40 (3.89%) TDD
17 39 (3.79%) Kanban
18 38 (3.69%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 164 (15.94%) SQL
2 113 (10.98%) Java
2 113 (10.98%) JavaScript
3 89 (8.65%) C#
4 42 (4.08%) C
5 34 (3.30%) Python
6 32 (3.11%) PowerShell
7 26 (2.53%) T-SQL
8 25 (2.43%) Java 8
9 23 (2.24%) TypeScript
10 19 (1.85%) PL/SQL
11 15 (1.46%) ES6
11 15 (1.46%) ES7
11 15 (1.46%) PHP
12 12 (1.17%) Ruby
13 10 (0.97%) PROC SQL
14 9 (0.87%) VB
15 8 (0.78%) C++
16 7 (0.68%) Perl
16 7 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 176 (17.10%) Security Cleared
2 95 (9.23%) DV Cleared
3 91 (8.84%) SC Cleared
4 21 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 20 (1.94%) ISEB
5 20 (1.94%) ISTQB
6 19 (1.85%) Degree
7 12 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 9 (0.87%) APMP
8 9 (0.87%) CISSP
9 8 (0.78%) CISM
10 7 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (0.58%) CCNP
11 6 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.49%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.49%) SANS
13 4 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.39%) CISA
13 4 (0.39%) CRISC
13 4 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.82%) PMO
2 27 (2.62%) JSP 440
3 22 (2.14%) QA
4 20 (1.94%) PSD2
5 19 (1.85%) RMADS
6 8 (0.78%) SLA
7 6 (0.58%) HMG Infosec
7 6 (0.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (0.49%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.49%) GDPR
8 5 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.39%) CRD IV
9 4 (0.39%) IFRS
9 4 (0.39%) IFRS 9
9 4 (0.39%) SEPA
10 3 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.29%) P3O
10 3 (0.29%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (4.57%) Docker
2 40 (3.89%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.97%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.97%) OpenAM
5 7 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.29%) LXC
7 3 (0.29%) ProxySG
7 3 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.097%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.097%) Firmware
8 1 (0.097%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 51 (4.96%) Kubernetes
2 27 (2.62%) Ansible
3 17 (1.65%) Terraform
4 14 (1.36%) SCCM
5 11 (1.07%) Grafana
6 10 (0.97%) Kibana
7 9 (0.87%) HP ALM
8 6 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 6 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (0.58%) SCOM
8 6 (0.58%) SCOrch
8 6 (0.58%) SCVMM
8 6 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.39%) MOM
10 3 (0.29%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.29%) Puppet
11 2 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.19%) RSA Archer
11 2 (0.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 229 (22.25%) SAP
2 145 (14.09%) Microsoft
3 48 (4.66%) Oracle
4 39 (3.79%) VMware
5 20 (1.94%) Cisco
6 19 (1.85%) IBM
6 19 (1.85%) Tableau
7 14 (1.36%) ForgeRock
7 14 (1.36%) HP
8 10 (0.97%) LexisNexis
9 9 (0.87%) Adobe
9 9 (0.87%) iManage
9 9 (0.87%) Red Hat
10 8 (0.78%) Teradata
11 7 (0.68%) Citrix
11 7 (0.68%) F5
11 7 (0.68%) MuleSoft
12 5 (0.49%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.49%) Veracode
12 5 (0.49%) Veritas