Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 1,007 1,136 1,260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 13.77% 16.23% 15.54%
As % of the General category 38.48% 41.07% 39.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 550 763
Thames Valley median daily rate £433 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £255 £231 £282
90th Percentile £585 £571 £525
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 22 27
Thames Valley median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £13.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +23.19% -49.82%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.33 £10.47
90th Percentile £43.45 £31.00 £23.00
South East median hourly rate £19.03 £20.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year -4.85% +12.68% -21.69%

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 2,617 2,766 3,203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 35.79% 39.51% 39.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,179 1,161 1,500
Thames Valley median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.49%
10th Percentile £250 £228 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £434 £425 £406
% change year-on-year +2.12% +4.81% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 93 92
Thames Valley median hourly rate £26.00 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% - -8.57%
10th Percentile £13.25 £10.75 £10.51
90th Percentile £50.20 £40.40 £47.00
South East median hourly rate £33.14 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +65.70% -20.00% +25.00%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 15 July 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 -2 506 £428 -5.00% 106
Buckinghamshire 0 381 £425 +4.79% 63
Oxfordshire -1 122 £467 +3.78% 38
Finance
South East

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 262 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (20.06%) Project Management
3 161 (15.99%) Microsoft
4 140 (13.90%) Analytical Skills
5 136 (13.51%) Oracle
6 133 (13.21%) Telecoms
7 131 (13.01%) SQL
8 121 (12.02%) Microsoft Excel
9 113 (11.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 109 (10.82%) SAP
11 99 (9.83%) Problem-Solving
12 98 (9.73%) Degree
13 94 (9.33%) Banking
14 92 (9.14%) PRINCE2
15 88 (8.74%) Business Intelligence
16 84 (8.34%) Microsoft Office
17 79 (7.85%) Retail
18 78 (7.75%) Migration
19 77 (7.65%) Security Cleared
20 67 (6.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
20 67 (6.65%) Marketing
20 67 (6.65%) SQL Server
21 65 (6.45%) SC Cleared
22 64 (6.36%) PMO
23 63 (6.26%) Change Management
24 62 (6.16%) Java
25 61 (6.06%) Linux
26 59 (5.86%) JavaScript
27 56 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
27 56 (5.56%) ITIL

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 32 (3.18%) SharePoint
2 23 (2.28%) Confluence
3 14 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
3 14 (1.39%) WebSphere
4 11 (1.09%) Apache Spark
4 11 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
5 10 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (0.79%) Apache
6 8 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (0.79%) CMS
6 8 (0.79%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.70%) IIS
8 6 (0.60%) SAS
9 5 (0.50%) Drupal
9 5 (0.50%) Marvel
9 5 (0.50%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.40%) Documentum
10 4 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 121 (12.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 84 (8.34%) Microsoft Office
3 67 (6.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 56 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
5 28 (2.78%) MS Visio
6 13 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.50%) InVision
8 1 (0.099%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.099%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.099%) GIMP
8 1 (0.099%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.099%) Revit
Business Applications
1 20 (1.99%) Oracle Receivables
2 17 (1.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 16 (1.59%) Magento
3 16 (1.59%) SAP CO
3 16 (1.59%) SAP FI
3 16 (1.59%) SAP S/4HANA
3 16 (1.59%) Sonata
4 15 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (1.49%) Oracle Financials
4 15 (1.49%) Oracle Payables
5 14 (1.39%) SAP FI/CO
6 12 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
6 12 (1.19%) Oracle General Ledger
7 11 (1.09%) SAP SD
8 9 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
9 8 (0.79%) Primavera
10 7 (0.70%) Markit EDM
11 6 (0.60%) SAP ERP
12 5 (0.50%) Hyperion Planning
12 5 (0.50%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 38 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (2.98%) OpenShift
3 30 (2.98%) PaaS
4 19 (1.89%) SaaS
5 14 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (0.79%) Office 365
7 7 (0.70%) GitHub
7 7 (0.70%) IaaS
8 6 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
8 6 (0.60%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.20%) npm
11 1 (0.099%) BlazeMeter
11 1 (0.099%) MailChimp
11 1 (0.099%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.39%) SAN
2 11 (1.09%) Radio Access Network
3 8 (0.79%) Firewall
4 6 (0.60%) LAN
5 5 (0.50%) 2G
5 5 (0.50%) 3G
5 5 (0.50%) 4G
5 5 (0.50%) Ethernet
5 5 (0.50%) Network Security
5 5 (0.50%) Unified Communications
6 4 (0.40%) IP Telephony
6 4 (0.40%) LTE
6 4 (0.40%) WAN
7 3 (0.30%) Broadband
7 3 (0.30%) Intranet
7 3 (0.30%) MPLS
7 3 (0.30%) SSL
7 3 (0.30%) VoIP
7 3 (0.30%) VoLTE
7 3 (0.30%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (6.65%) SQL Server
2 37 (3.67%) Big Data
3 29 (2.88%) MySQL
4 27 (2.68%) DB2
5 26 (2.58%) MongoDB
6 25 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (1.99%) Power BI
8 19 (1.89%) Hadoop
8 19 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (1.89%) Qlik Sense
9 18 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
11 15 (1.49%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 14 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
13 13 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (1.19%) Oracle Database
15 11 (1.09%) DB2 UDB
15 11 (1.09%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 10 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
16 10 (0.99%) Redis
Development Applications
1 52 (5.16%) JIRA
2 42 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 41 (4.07%) Jenkins
4 17 (1.69%) GitLab
5 14 (1.39%) Selenium
6 12 (1.19%) Maven
7 10 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
8 9 (0.89%) Moq
8 9 (0.89%) MSTest
9 7 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.60%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.50%) Karma Test Runner
11 5 (0.50%) LSMW
11 5 (0.50%) Mocha
11 5 (0.50%) Protractor
11 5 (0.50%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.40%) Calabash
12 4 (0.40%) JDeveloper
12 4 (0.40%) SonarQube
12 4 (0.40%) TeamCity
General
1 133 (13.21%) Telecoms
2 94 (9.33%) Banking
3 79 (7.85%) Retail
4 67 (6.65%) Marketing
5 32 (3.18%) Financial Institution
6 26 (2.58%) Billing
7 24 (2.38%) Legal
8 21 (2.09%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
10 17 (1.69%) Mandarin Language
11 16 (1.59%) Spanish Language
12 14 (1.39%) Electronics
13 12 (1.19%) Back Office
13 12 (1.19%) Digital Economy
13 12 (1.19%) General Ledger
14 10 (0.99%) Automotive
14 10 (0.99%) German Language
15 8 (0.79%) Law
15 8 (0.79%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.70%) French Language
Job Titles
1 174 (17.28%) Analyst
2 169 (16.78%) Developer
3 122 (12.12%) Project Manager
4 62 (6.16%) Consultant
5 51 (5.06%) Architect
6 50 (4.97%) Business Analyst
7 40 (3.97%) Coordinator
8 32 (3.18%) Administrator
9 29 (2.88%) IT Manager
10 27 (2.68%) Project Coordinator
11 25 (2.48%) Financial Analyst
11 25 (2.48%) Senior Manager
12 23 (2.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 23 (2.28%) Project Officer
13 22 (2.18%) Designer
14 20 (1.99%) Java Developer
14 20 (1.99%) Programme Manager
15 19 (1.89%) .NET Developer
15 19 (1.89%) Delivery Manager
16 17 (1.69%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (3.77%) AngularJS
1 38 (3.77%) CSS
1 38 (3.77%) Web Services
2 35 (3.48%) .NET
2 35 (3.48%) HTML
3 27 (2.68%) XML
4 25 (2.48%) REST
5 23 (2.28%) Node.js
6 22 (2.18%) ASP.NET
7 19 (1.89%) SOAP
8 18 (1.79%) CSS3
9 17 (1.69%) Spring
10 16 (1.59%) HTML5
10 16 (1.59%) RESTful
10 16 (1.59%) Sass
11 14 (1.39%) EDI
11 14 (1.39%) React
12 13 (1.29%) ASP.NET Web API
12 13 (1.29%) Kafka
12 13 (1.29%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 140 (13.90%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (3.87%) Self-Motivation
3 23 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
3 23 (2.28%) Management Information System
3 23 (2.28%) User Experience
4 20 (1.99%) Data Centre
5 18 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 18 (1.79%) Mainframe
6 17 (1.69%) Virtual Team
7 15 (1.49%) Data Structures
8 11 (1.09%) Mobile App
9 8 (0.79%) Fintech
10 6 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.60%) PMI
11 5 (0.50%) IBM Mainframe
11 5 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.40%) Clustering
12 4 (0.40%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.40%) Replication
13 3 (0.30%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 61 (6.06%) Linux
2 53 (5.26%) Unix
3 49 (4.87%) Windows
4 20 (1.99%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.49%) Solaris
6 10 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.60%) Android
7 6 (0.60%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.50%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.50%) zOS
9 4 (0.40%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.40%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.30%) AIX
10 3 (0.30%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.30%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.099%) MVS
11 1 (0.099%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (20.06%) Project Management
3 113 (11.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 99 (9.83%) Problem-Solving
5 92 (9.14%) PRINCE2
6 88 (8.74%) Business Intelligence
7 78 (7.75%) Migration
8 63 (6.26%) Change Management
9 56 (5.56%) ITIL
10 55 (5.46%) Business Analysis
11 52 (5.16%) DevOps
12 50 (4.97%) Workflow
13 49 (4.87%) Waterfall
14 48 (4.77%) Scrum
15 47 (4.67%) ERP
16 45 (4.47%) Programme Management
16 45 (4.47%) TDD
17 41 (4.07%) Analytics
17 41 (4.07%) Service Management
18 39 (3.87%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 131 (13.01%) SQL
2 62 (6.16%) Java
3 59 (5.86%) JavaScript
4 33 (3.28%) C#
5 30 (2.98%) Python
6 27 (2.68%) Ruby
7 26 (2.58%) PHP
8 21 (2.09%) Bash Shell
9 18 (1.79%) PL/SQL
10 11 (1.09%) Shell Script
11 10 (0.99%) Korn
12 9 (0.89%) Go
13 8 (0.79%) Scala
14 5 (0.50%) C++
14 5 (0.50%) COBOL
14 5 (0.50%) ES6
14 5 (0.50%) Java 8
14 5 (0.50%) VB
15 4 (0.40%) JCL
15 4 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 98 (9.73%) Degree
2 77 (7.65%) Security Cleared
3 65 (6.45%) SC Cleared
4 29 (2.88%) PMI Certification
5 24 (2.38%) DV Cleared
6 15 (1.49%) PMP
6 15 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 14 (1.39%) APMP
8 12 (1.19%) PgMP
8 12 (1.19%) SAP Certification
9 11 (1.09%) ACCA
10 9 (0.89%) CIMA
11 8 (0.79%) ISEB
12 6 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (0.50%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 3 (0.30%) Master's Degree
15 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
15 3 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (6.36%) PMO
2 32 (3.18%) SLA
3 27 (2.68%) QA
4 26 (2.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 19 (1.89%) Data Quality
6 18 (1.79%) GDPR
7 12 (1.19%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.99%) IFRS
9 9 (0.89%) GxP
10 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.099%) COBIT
11 1 (0.099%) EMIR
11 1 (0.099%) GAAP
11 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.099%) P3O
System Software
1 27 (2.68%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.19%) Docker
2 12 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.70%) vSphere
4 4 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (0.30%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.20%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.099%) GPFS
7 1 (0.099%) HDFS
7 1 (0.099%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.099%) vCloud
7 1 (0.099%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (2.18%) Ansible
2 12 (1.19%) HP ALM
3 9 (0.89%) SCCM
4 4 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.30%) Control-M
5 3 (0.30%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.30%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.20%) Oozie
6 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.099%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.099%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.099%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.099%) Kibana
7 1 (0.099%) SQL Sentry
7 1 (0.099%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.099%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.099%) Terraform
7 1 (0.099%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 161 (15.99%) Microsoft
2 136 (13.51%) Oracle
3 109 (10.82%) SAP
4 25 (2.48%) IBM
5 24 (2.38%) HP
6 21 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
7 20 (1.99%) VMware
8 17 (1.69%) Remedy
9 16 (1.59%) FNZ
9 16 (1.59%) Google
10 13 (1.29%) Cloudera
11 10 (0.99%) Adobe
11 10 (0.99%) Hyperion
11 10 (0.99%) ServiceNow
12 9 (0.89%) NetApp
12 9 (0.89%) Red Hat
13 8 (0.79%) Cisco
13 8 (0.79%) Tableau
14 7 (0.70%) AppDynamics
14 7 (0.70%) Informatica