Period
to 19 September 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 19 September 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
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1,013 1,226 1,113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 14.44% 16.54% 14.58%
As % of the General category 39.88% 40.62% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 608 683
Thames Valley median daily rate £435 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £252 £263 £288
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 29
Thames Valley median hourly rate £16.50 £17.75 £13.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.04% +28.62% -19.59%
10th Percentile £13.35 £12.12 £10.85
90th Percentile £36.10 £34.64 £21.50
South East median hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +8.89% +30.43% -23.33%

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 Thames Valley with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Thames Valley
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,540 3,018 2,924
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 36.22% 40.72% 38.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,177 1,284 1,434
Thames Valley median daily rate £425 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £228
90th Percentile £575 £575 £548
South East median daily rate £438 £420 £408
% change year-on-year +4.17% +3.07% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 100 101
Thames Valley median hourly rate £22.93 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.39% +2.86% -11.39%
10th Percentile £13.40 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.25 £68.50 £42.50
South East median hourly rate £30.00 £21.50 £20.83
% change year-on-year +39.53% +3.23% +4.14%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the Thames Valley

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in the Thames Valley

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in the Thames Valley.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in the Thames Valley

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Thames Valley

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in the Thames Valley

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in the Thames Valley.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in the Thames Valley

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Thames Valley

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in the Thames Valley

Finance
Contract Job Locations in the Thames Valley

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Thames Valley region over the 6 months to 19 September 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
Berkshire 0 542 £425 -5.56% 93
Buckinghamshire 0 373 £425 +6.25% 80
Oxfordshire -9 99 £475 +5.56% 36
Finance
South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 Thames Valley region with a requirement for Finance.

1 224 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (18.16%) Project Management
3 160 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 155 (15.30%) Oracle
5 126 (12.44%) SAP
6 124 (12.24%) Microsoft Excel
7 123 (12.14%) SQL
8 121 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
9 111 (10.96%) Telecoms
10 109 (10.76%) Problem-Solving
11 107 (10.56%) Degree
12 95 (9.38%) Security Cleared
13 93 (9.18%) PRINCE2
14 92 (9.08%) Stakeholder Management
15 90 (8.88%) Microsoft Office
16 88 (8.69%) Business Intelligence
17 85 (8.39%) Migration
18 82 (8.09%) SC Cleared
19 80 (7.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
20 74 (7.31%) Banking
21 70 (6.91%) PMO
22 68 (6.71%) Change Management
23 66 (6.52%) ITIL
24 65 (6.42%) JavaScript
25 64 (6.32%) Java
25 64 (6.32%) Marketing
26 60 (5.92%) Business Analysis
27 58 (5.73%) Workflow
28 54 (5.33%) Windows
28 54 (5.33%) Linux

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley 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 43 (4.24%) SharePoint
2 19 (1.88%) Confluence
3 18 (1.78%) WebSphere
4 14 (1.38%) Cloud Foundry
5 13 (1.28%) Oracle Workflow
6 10 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (0.99%) IIS
7 9 (0.89%) CMS
7 9 (0.89%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.79%) Apache
8 8 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.59%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.49%) Drupal
10 5 (0.49%) Marvel
10 5 (0.49%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.39%) Documentum
11 4 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.39%) WordPress
12 3 (0.30%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.20%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 124 (12.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 90 (8.88%) Microsoft Office
3 80 (7.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 45 (4.44%) Microsoft Project
5 22 (2.17%) MS Visio
6 12 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.49%) InVision
8 1 (0.099%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.099%) Revit
Business Applications
1 32 (3.16%) Oracle EBS R12
2 29 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (2.07%) Oracle Receivables
4 19 (1.88%) Oracle Financials
5 17 (1.68%) Oracle General Ledger
6 15 (1.48%) Magento
7 14 (1.38%) SAP S/4HANA
8 12 (1.18%) Sonata
9 11 (1.09%) Oracle Payables
10 9 (0.89%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 9 (0.89%) Primavera
10 9 (0.89%) SAP CO
11 8 (0.79%) SAP FI
12 7 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
12 7 (0.69%) HFM
12 7 (0.69%) SAP ERP
12 7 (0.69%) SAP FI/CO
12 7 (0.69%) Temenos T24
13 5 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
13 5 (0.49%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 39 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (3.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (2.57%) OpenShift
4 23 (2.27%) SaaS
5 22 (2.17%) PaaS
6 16 (1.58%) GitHub
7 10 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.99%) Office 365
8 7 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.59%) Azure Data Factory
9 6 (0.59%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.39%) IaaS
11 2 (0.20%) npm
12 1 (0.099%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.099%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.099%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.099%) BlazeMeter
12 1 (0.099%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.099%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.099%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.78%) SAN
2 12 (1.18%) Radio Access Network
3 10 (0.99%) Firewall
4 9 (0.89%) Network Security
5 6 (0.59%) 2G
5 6 (0.59%) 3G
5 6 (0.59%) 4G
6 5 (0.49%) Ethernet
6 5 (0.49%) LAN
7 4 (0.39%) Broadband
7 4 (0.39%) Internet
8 3 (0.30%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (0.30%) Intranet
8 3 (0.30%) LTE
8 3 (0.30%) MPLS
8 3 (0.30%) SSL
8 3 (0.30%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.30%) VPN
8 3 (0.30%) WAN
8 3 (0.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (5.03%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
2 29 (2.86%) DB2
3 26 (2.57%) MySQL
4 22 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
5 21 (2.07%) Big Data
5 21 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (1.88%) MongoDB
7 17 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
8 15 (1.48%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 15 (1.48%) Power BI
9 13 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (1.18%) Qlik Sense
11 11 (1.09%) DB2 UDB
12 10 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (0.99%) Oracle Database
13 9 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
13 9 (0.89%) QlikView
13 9 (0.89%) Redis
Development Applications
1 47 (4.64%) Git (software)
2 45 (4.44%) JIRA
3 42 (4.15%) Jenkins
4 17 (1.68%) GitLab
5 12 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
6 10 (0.99%) Selenium
7 7 (0.69%) Maven
8 6 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (0.49%) LSMW
9 5 (0.49%) SonarQube
9 5 (0.49%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.39%) Android Studio
10 4 (0.39%) JDeveloper
10 4 (0.39%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (0.39%) Mocha
10 4 (0.39%) Protractor
11 3 (0.30%) Appium
11 3 (0.30%) Calabash
11 3 (0.30%) git-flow
11 3 (0.30%) webpack
General
1 111 (10.96%) Telecoms
2 74 (7.31%) Banking
3 64 (6.32%) Marketing
4 53 (5.23%) Retail
5 37 (3.65%) Legal
6 31 (3.06%) Financial Institution
7 22 (2.17%) Billing
8 20 (1.97%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.58%) Mandarin Language
9 16 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
10 14 (1.38%) General Ledger
10 14 (1.38%) Spanish Language
11 12 (1.18%) Back Office
12 11 (1.09%) Electronics
13 10 (0.99%) Automotive
14 8 (0.79%) German Language
15 5 (0.49%) Advertising
15 5 (0.49%) Law
15 5 (0.49%) Publishing
15 5 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 168 (16.58%) Analyst
2 161 (15.89%) Developer
3 134 (13.23%) Project Manager
4 66 (6.52%) Consultant
5 58 (5.73%) Architect
6 56 (5.53%) Business Analyst
7 42 (4.15%) Coordinator
8 33 (3.26%) Project Coordinator
9 32 (3.16%) Administrator
10 31 (3.06%) Designer
11 29 (2.86%) Financial Analyst
12 27 (2.67%) IT Manager
13 24 (2.37%) Delivery Manager
14 22 (2.17%) Senior Manager
15 21 (2.07%) Data Analyst
16 20 (1.97%) Java Developer
16 20 (1.97%) Service Manager
16 20 (1.97%) Solutions Architect
17 19 (1.88%) Programme Manager
18 18 (1.78%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (4.05%) CSS
2 40 (3.95%) Web Services
3 39 (3.85%) .NET
4 38 (3.75%) HTML
5 30 (2.96%) REST
6 29 (2.86%) XML
7 26 (2.57%) SOAP
8 22 (2.17%) CSS3
9 21 (2.07%) Spring
10 20 (1.97%) AngularJS
10 20 (1.97%) React
11 19 (1.88%) HTML5
11 19 (1.88%) Node.js
12 16 (1.58%) RESTful
13 15 (1.48%) ASP.NET
13 15 (1.48%) Sass
14 12 (1.18%) jQuery
15 11 (1.09%) LAMP
15 11 (1.09%) YAML
16 10 (0.99%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 121 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (4.15%) Self-Motivation
3 26 (2.57%) Computer Science
4 25 (2.47%) User Experience
5 18 (1.78%) Management Information System
5 18 (1.78%) Virtual Team
6 17 (1.68%) Mainframe
7 16 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (1.09%) Data Centre
8 11 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (0.99%) Data Structures
9 10 (0.99%) Mobile App
10 7 (0.69%) PKI
11 6 (0.59%) Fintech
12 5 (0.49%) NHS
12 5 (0.49%) PMI
13 4 (0.39%) Clustering
13 4 (0.39%) IBM Mainframe
13 4 (0.39%) Life Science
13 4 (0.39%) Oracle Exalytics
Operating Systems
1 54 (5.33%) Linux
1 54 (5.33%) Windows
2 42 (4.15%) Unix
3 21 (2.07%) Windows Server
4 15 (1.48%) Solaris
5 11 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.79%) Android
8 7 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.59%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.59%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.59%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.59%) zOS
10 5 (0.49%) AIX
11 4 (0.39%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.099%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.099%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.099%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (18.16%) Project Management
3 109 (10.76%) Problem-Solving
4 93 (9.18%) PRINCE2
5 92 (9.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 88 (8.69%) Business Intelligence
7 85 (8.39%) Migration
8 68 (6.71%) Change Management
9 66 (6.52%) ITIL
10 60 (5.92%) Business Analysis
11 58 (5.73%) Workflow
12 54 (5.33%) Scrum
13 51 (5.03%) DevOps
13 51 (5.03%) ERP
14 49 (4.84%) Service Management
15 45 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
16 44 (4.34%) Waterfall
17 39 (3.85%) Analytics
18 38 (3.75%) Change Control
19 37 (3.65%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 123 (12.14%) SQL
2 65 (6.42%) JavaScript
3 64 (6.32%) Java
4 35 (3.46%) Python
5 34 (3.36%) C#
6 27 (2.67%) PHP
7 22 (2.17%) Ruby
8 21 (2.07%) Bash Shell
9 16 (1.58%) PL/SQL
10 9 (0.89%) Shell Script
11 8 (0.79%) C++
11 8 (0.79%) Java 8
11 8 (0.79%) Korn
11 8 (0.79%) VBA
12 7 (0.69%) COBOL
12 7 (0.69%) VB
13 6 (0.59%) ABAP
13 6 (0.59%) Groovy
14 5 (0.49%) Go
14 5 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 107 (10.56%) Degree
2 95 (9.38%) Security Cleared
3 82 (8.09%) SC Cleared
4 27 (2.67%) DV Cleared
5 20 (1.97%) PMI Certification
6 16 (1.58%) APMP
7 14 (1.38%) ACCA
7 14 (1.38%) PMP
8 13 (1.28%) CIMA
9 11 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 9 (0.89%) ISEB
11 8 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.69%) PgMP
12 7 (0.69%) TOGAF Certification
13 6 (0.59%) Master's Degree
13 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.59%) SAP Certification
14 5 (0.49%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (6.91%) PMO
2 44 (4.34%) SLA
3 24 (2.37%) QA
4 22 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 20 (1.97%) Data Quality
6 18 (1.78%) PCI DSS
7 13 (1.28%) GDPR
8 9 (0.89%) IFRS
9 3 (0.30%) Actionable Recommendations
9 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.20%) GxP
11 1 (0.099%) EMIR
11 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.099%) P3O
System Software
1 35 (3.46%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.48%) Docker
3 11 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.79%) vSphere
5 4 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.20%) HDFS
6 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.20%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.099%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.099%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.099%) GPFS
7 1 (0.099%) vCloud
7 1 (0.099%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.099%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (2.57%) Ansible
2 12 (1.18%) SCCM
3 6 (0.59%) HP ALM
3 6 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.30%) AirWatch
4 3 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.30%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.30%) Terraform
5 2 (0.20%) Control-M
5 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.20%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.099%) Foglight
6 1 (0.099%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.099%) Kibana
6 1 (0.099%) Nessus
6 1 (0.099%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.099%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.099%) SQL Sentry
6 1 (0.099%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.099%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 160 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 155 (15.30%) Oracle
3 126 (12.44%) SAP
4 26 (2.57%) IBM
5 22 (2.17%) HP
5 22 (2.17%) VMware
6 20 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
7 16 (1.58%) Google
8 15 (1.48%) Hyperion
9 14 (1.38%) ServiceNow
10 12 (1.18%) FNZ
11 11 (1.09%) Red Hat
11 11 (1.09%) Workday
12 10 (0.99%) NetApp
12 10 (0.99%) Remedy
13 9 (0.89%) Adobe
13 9 (0.89%) Informatica
14 8 (0.79%) Capita
14 8 (0.79%) Cisco
15 6 (0.59%) Huawei