Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 1,129 1,169 1,155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 20.72% 21.32% 19.56%
As % of the General category 60.34% 64.80% 65.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 829 855 908
South West median daily rate £425 £412 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.28% +9.73% -6.25%
10th Percentile £273 £264 £263
90th Percentile £575 £569 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 19
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £36.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.37% +33.64% +10.00%
10th Percentile £23.63 £14.50 £22.50
90th Percentile £50.85 £47.02 £43.23
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.06 £21.00
% change year-on-year -4.23% +19.33% -

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 1,871 1,804 1,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 34.34% 32.91% 30.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,170 1,204 1,275
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £559
England median daily rate £477 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.58% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 59 109
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -1.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £15.48 £12.78 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.50 £51.83
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £23.88
% change year-on-year - +4.71% +6.11%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -1 427 £400 +6.67% 149
Wiltshire -2 294 £450 +5.88% 41
Gloucestershire +1 151 £450 +12.50% 60
Dorset +5 93 £425 +1.80% 26
Devon +4 43 £425 +9.68% 6
Somerset -7 41 £525 +40.00% 17
Cornwall +1 25 £350 - 5
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 334 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
2 235 (20.81%) SQL
3 197 (17.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 195 (17.27%) Banking
5 158 (13.99%) Business Intelligence
6 139 (12.31%) Manufacturing
7 130 (11.51%) SAP
8 129 (11.43%) Programme Management
9 127 (11.25%) Telecoms
10 123 (10.89%) .NET
10 123 (10.89%) Microsoft
11 118 (10.45%) Marketing
12 110 (9.74%) SQL Server
13 108 (9.57%) C#
14 107 (9.48%) Project Management
15 104 (9.21%) Digital Marketing
16 103 (9.12%) Electronics
17 101 (8.95%) Windows
18 100 (8.86%) Oracle
19 99 (8.77%) Migration
20 98 (8.68%) Scrum
20 98 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
21 93 (8.24%) Java
22 85 (7.53%) JavaScript
22 85 (7.53%) Data Warehouse
22 85 (7.53%) Security Cleared
23 80 (7.09%) Problem-Solving
24 76 (6.73%) HTML
25 73 (6.47%) PRINCE2
26 66 (5.85%) Data Modelling

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 (3.10%) Apache Spark
2 28 (2.48%) SAS
2 28 (2.48%) SharePoint
3 23 (2.04%) Confluence
4 18 (1.59%) IIS
5 13 (1.15%) Marvel
5 13 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 13 (1.15%) WebSphere
6 11 (0.97%) MS Exchange
7 9 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
8 7 (0.62%) CMS
9 6 (0.53%) Apache
10 5 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.44%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.44%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.35%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.18%) Site Server
Applications
1 60 (5.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (2.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (1.86%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (1.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 13 (1.15%) InVision
6 9 (0.80%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.089%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.089%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.089%) InDesign
7 1 (0.089%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (1.42%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (1.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.89%) Oracle Receivables
5 9 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.44%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.35%) Actimize
7 4 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.27%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.18%) BASE24
9 2 (0.18%) Cognos Controller
9 2 (0.18%) Magento
9 2 (0.18%) Sage X3
9 2 (0.18%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.18%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.089%) SAP MM
10 1 (0.089%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 50 (4.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (3.45%) Office 365
4 8 (0.71%) FinancialForce
4 8 (0.71%) Sauce Labs
5 7 (0.62%) NuGet
5 7 (0.62%) OpenShift
6 6 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.53%) npm
7 5 (0.44%) Serverless
8 4 (0.35%) PaaS
9 3 (0.27%) IaaS
9 3 (0.27%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.27%) SaaS
9 3 (0.27%) Trello
9 3 (0.27%) Yammer
10 2 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.18%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.59%) Firewall
2 17 (1.51%) SMS
3 16 (1.42%) Network Security
4 15 (1.33%) WAN
5 11 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (0.80%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.71%) DNS
7 8 (0.71%) Internet
7 8 (0.71%) VPN
8 7 (0.62%) Skype
8 7 (0.62%) Wireless
9 6 (0.53%) IP Telephony
9 6 (0.53%) LAN
10 5 (0.44%) DHCP
10 5 (0.44%) HTTP
10 5 (0.44%) SAN
10 5 (0.44%) SSH
11 4 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (0.35%) MPLS
12 3 (0.27%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (9.74%) SQL Server
2 85 (7.53%) Data Warehouse
3 50 (4.43%) Hadoop
4 43 (3.81%) Big Data
5 34 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 32 (2.83%) Apache Hive
7 28 (2.48%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 25 (2.21%) IBM InfoSphere
9 23 (2.04%) Star Schema
10 22 (1.95%) OLAP
11 21 (1.86%) DataStage
11 21 (1.86%) Oracle Database
12 20 (1.77%) OLAP Cube
13 17 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 16 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
15 15 (1.33%) DB2
15 15 (1.33%) Relational Database
16 11 (0.97%) Base SAS
16 11 (0.97%) MOLAP
16 11 (0.97%) ROLAP
Development Applications
1 57 (5.05%) Git (software)
2 45 (3.99%) JIRA
3 40 (3.54%) Jenkins
4 29 (2.57%) Selenium
5 23 (2.04%) ERwin
6 22 (1.95%) TeamCity
7 21 (1.86%) Cucumber
8 19 (1.68%) Maven
8 19 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (1.51%) Ant
9 17 (1.51%) Artifactory
10 16 (1.42%) SpecFlow
11 13 (1.15%) Bitbucket
12 12 (1.06%) JUnit
13 11 (0.97%) Eclipse
13 11 (0.97%) JMeter
14 10 (0.89%) NUnit
14 10 (0.89%) WebDriver
15 8 (0.71%) SonarQube
16 7 (0.62%) WebStorm
General
1 195 (17.27%) Banking
2 139 (12.31%) Manufacturing
3 127 (11.25%) Telecoms
4 118 (10.45%) Marketing
5 103 (9.12%) Electronics
6 48 (4.25%) Retail Banking
7 29 (2.57%) Retail
8 18 (1.59%) Back Office
9 17 (1.51%) Financial Institution
10 16 (1.42%) General Ledger
11 13 (1.15%) Legal
12 11 (0.97%) Advertising
13 10 (0.89%) Investment Banking
13 10 (0.89%) Law
13 10 (0.89%) Military
14 8 (0.71%) Billing
15 7 (0.62%) Automotive
15 7 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
16 6 (0.53%) Games
17 2 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 252 (22.32%) Developer
2 190 (16.83%) Analyst
3 116 (10.27%) Project Manager
4 107 (9.48%) Architect
5 76 (6.73%) Business Analyst
6 65 (5.76%) Consultant
7 49 (4.34%) Solutions Architect
8 45 (3.99%) .NET Developer
9 27 (2.39%) Data Analyst
10 26 (2.30%) DevOps Engineer
10 26 (2.30%) Financial Analyst
11 25 (2.21%) Designer
12 24 (2.13%) SQL Developer
13 23 (2.04%) Test Analyst
14 22 (1.95%) Java Developer
15 21 (1.86%) C# Developer
16 20 (1.77%) Data Engineer
16 20 (1.77%) Hadoop Engineer
17 19 (1.68%) C# .NET Developer
17 19 (1.68%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (10.89%) .NET
2 76 (6.73%) HTML
3 62 (5.49%) CSS
4 53 (4.69%) AngularJS
5 40 (3.54%) Kafka
6 39 (3.45%) REST
7 36 (3.19%) ASP.NET
8 31 (2.75%) React
8 31 (2.75%) Web Services
9 30 (2.66%) HTML5
9 30 (2.66%) jQuery
10 26 (2.30%) JSON
11 24 (2.13%) Node.js
12 23 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
13 22 (1.95%) SOAP
14 21 (1.86%) XML
15 20 (1.77%) ASP.NET Web API
15 20 (1.77%) CSS3
16 18 (1.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 16 (1.42%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 98 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (3.81%) Data Centre
3 33 (2.92%) User Experience
4 29 (2.57%) Management Information System
5 23 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (1.15%) Virtual Team
7 10 (0.89%) Mainframe
7 10 (0.89%) Mobile App
8 9 (0.80%) Fintech
8 9 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (0.62%) Data Structures
10 6 (0.53%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.53%) DataPower
10 6 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (0.53%) NHS
10 6 (0.53%) RIA
11 5 (0.44%) Online Banking
12 4 (0.35%) Social Media
12 4 (0.35%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 101 (8.95%) Windows
2 61 (5.40%) Linux
3 46 (4.07%) Windows Server
4 44 (3.90%) Unix
5 22 (1.95%) Windows 10
6 18 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (1.06%) Windows 7
7 12 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.62%) AIX
8 7 (0.62%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.27%) zOS
11 2 (0.18%) Android
11 2 (0.18%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.18%) Debian
11 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.089%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.089%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (17.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 158 (13.99%) Business Intelligence
4 129 (11.43%) Programme Management
5 107 (9.48%) Project Management
6 104 (9.21%) Digital Marketing
7 99 (8.77%) Migration
8 98 (8.68%) Scrum
9 80 (7.09%) Problem-Solving
10 73 (6.47%) PRINCE2
11 66 (5.85%) Data Modelling
12 58 (5.14%) SDLC
13 57 (5.05%) Waterfall
14 55 (4.87%) ETL
15 53 (4.69%) DevOps
16 51 (4.52%) Analytics
16 51 (4.52%) Microservices
17 50 (4.43%) Change Control
18 45 (3.99%) Business Analysis
18 45 (3.99%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 235 (20.81%) SQL
2 108 (9.57%) C#
3 93 (8.24%) Java
4 85 (7.53%) JavaScript
5 31 (2.75%) T-SQL
6 30 (2.66%) PL/SQL
7 25 (2.21%) PowerShell
8 22 (1.95%) Python
9 20 (1.77%) Shell Script
10 19 (1.68%) VBA
11 17 (1.51%) C
12 15 (1.33%) Scala
13 9 (0.80%) TypeScript
14 7 (0.62%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.62%) PHP
14 7 (0.62%) R
14 7 (0.62%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.53%) Java 8
16 5 (0.44%) Apple Swift
16 5 (0.44%) PROC SQL
Qualifications
1 85 (7.53%) Security Cleared
2 52 (4.61%) SC Cleared
3 34 (3.01%) Degree
4 29 (2.57%) ISEB
5 21 (1.86%) ISTQB
6 20 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 17 (1.51%) CISSP
8 14 (1.24%) DV Cleared
9 12 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (0.97%) CCNA
11 9 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (0.62%) CISM
14 6 (0.53%) CISA
14 6 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
15 5 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 4 (0.35%) APMP
16 4 (0.35%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.54%) PMO
2 35 (3.10%) Data Quality
3 26 (2.30%) GDPR
4 25 (2.21%) QA
5 11 (0.97%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.62%) SLA
8 6 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (0.53%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.35%) COBIT
10 3 (0.27%) IFRS
10 3 (0.27%) PSD2
11 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.18%) RMADS
12 1 (0.089%) GAAP
12 1 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.089%) SEPA
12 1 (0.089%) Solvency II
System Software
1 35 (3.10%) Active Directory
2 32 (2.83%) Docker
3 22 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (0.71%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (0.53%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.44%) XenServer
9 4 (0.35%) Firmware
10 3 (0.27%) Xen
10 3 (0.27%) XenApp
11 2 (0.18%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.089%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.089%) IAG
12 1 (0.089%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.089%) NFS
12 1 (0.089%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.089%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (2.04%) SCCM
2 22 (1.95%) Kubernetes
3 20 (1.77%) Oozie
4 9 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (0.71%) Puppet
6 7 (0.62%) Terraform
6 7 (0.62%) vCenter Server
7 6 (0.53%) Ansible
8 5 (0.44%) Grafana
8 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.44%) WSUS
9 3 (0.27%) Nessus
9 3 (0.27%) SCOM
10 2 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.18%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.18%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.18%) OSSEC
10 2 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 130 (11.51%) SAP
2 123 (10.89%) Microsoft
3 100 (8.86%) Oracle
4 42 (3.72%) Teradata
5 39 (3.45%) VMware
6 30 (2.66%) Cisco
7 22 (1.95%) IBM
8 17 (1.51%) Splunk
9 16 (1.42%) Adobe
9 16 (1.42%) Tableau
10 15 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (1.24%) Citrix
12 11 (0.97%) Unisys
13 10 (0.89%) Atlassian
13 10 (0.89%) NetApp
14 9 (0.80%) Hortonworks
15 8 (0.71%) Sitecore
15 8 (0.71%) Veracode
16 7 (0.62%) CheckPoint
16 7 (0.62%) Guidewire