Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 4 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1190 1067 1572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 15.42% 14.62% 17.78%
As % of the General category 38.41% 38.87% 43.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 618 946
Thames Valley median daily rate £425 £425 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.85% +7.07%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £239
90th Percentile £575 £569 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 19
Thames Valley median hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -33.33% +45.16%
10th Percentile £12.11 £10.23 £10.20
90th Percentile £35.17 £37.50 £48.50
South East median hourly rate £21.00 £23.68 £22.83
% change year-on-year -11.32% +3.72% +34.29%

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 3098 2745 3588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 40.15% 37.62% 40.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1326 1349 1802
Thames Valley median daily rate £425 £415 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +5.40% +5.00%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £213
90th Percentile £575 £570 £535
South East median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 97 82
Thames Valley median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -21.35% +39.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.39 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £46.15
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +31.39%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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
Buckinghamshire -2 571 £394 -7.29% 37
Berkshire -3 495 £450 +5.88% 63
Oxfordshire -4 125 £475 +10.47% 27
Finance
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Thames Valley region with a requirement for Finance.

1 305 (25.63%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (14.20%) Java
3 157 (13.19%) SQL
4 153 (12.86%) Telecoms
5 152 (12.77%) Project Management
6 150 (12.61%) Oracle
6 150 (12.61%) Banking
7 146 (12.27%) Microsoft
8 131 (11.01%) Business Intelligence
9 124 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 123 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
11 122 (10.25%) Scrum
12 118 (9.92%) Microsoft Excel
13 111 (9.33%) Degree
14 104 (8.74%) SAP
15 96 (8.07%) TDD
16 95 (7.98%) Jenkins
17 92 (7.73%) SQL Server
18 91 (7.65%) Linux
18 91 (7.65%) Marketing
19 90 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
20 88 (7.39%) DevOps
21 85 (7.14%) Git (software)
22 82 (6.89%) Programme Management
23 81 (6.81%) Microsoft Office
24 80 (6.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
25 79 (6.64%) Unix
26 78 (6.55%) JavaScript
27 76 (6.39%) ITIL
28 75 (6.30%) Windows

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 39 (3.28%) OpenStack
2 29 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 28 (2.35%) Confluence
4 25 (2.10%) Cloud Foundry
5 23 (1.93%) CMS
6 20 (1.68%) Tomcat
7 19 (1.60%) Apache Spark
7 19 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 18 (1.51%) SAS
9 15 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
10 13 (1.09%) Apache
10 13 (1.09%) Drupal
10 13 (1.09%) Liferay
11 11 (0.92%) Alfresco
11 11 (0.92%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.84%) WordPress
13 8 (0.67%) MS Exchange
14 7 (0.59%) IIS
15 6 (0.50%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.42%) JBoss
Applications
1 118 (9.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 81 (6.81%) Microsoft Office
3 80 (6.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
5 25 (2.10%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.084%) EngageOne
7 1 (0.084%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 19 (1.60%) Oracle Receivables
2 17 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
2 17 (1.43%) Oracle ERP
2 17 (1.43%) Oracle Financials
3 14 (1.18%) Primavera
4 13 (1.09%) Hyperion Planning
4 13 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (0.92%) Oracle BPM
5 11 (0.92%) Sonata
6 9 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.76%) Markit EDM
6 9 (0.76%) SAP FI
7 8 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
8 7 (0.59%) Oracle TCA
8 7 (0.59%) SAP CO
8 7 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
9 6 (0.50%) HFM
9 6 (0.50%) SAP ERP
10 5 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
10 5 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 90 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (4.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (3.28%) OpenShift
4 35 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
5 26 (2.18%) PaaS
6 20 (1.68%) IaaS
7 19 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
8 15 (1.26%) Office 365
9 12 (1.01%) SaaS
10 10 (0.84%) FinancialForce
11 9 (0.76%) GitHub
12 6 (0.50%) Boomi
13 5 (0.42%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.42%) Slack
14 4 (0.34%) Amazon Glacier
14 4 (0.34%) npm
15 2 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.17%) Google Compute Engine
15 2 (0.17%) OneDrive
15 2 (0.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.93%) Firewall
2 14 (1.18%) Internet
2 14 (1.18%) LDAP
2 14 (1.18%) SAN
3 11 (0.92%) FTP
4 10 (0.84%) GSM
4 10 (0.84%) HSPA
4 10 (0.84%) LTE
4 10 (0.84%) WCDMA
5 9 (0.76%) ATM
5 9 (0.76%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.67%) VoLTE
6 8 (0.67%) VoWiFi
7 7 (0.59%) Intranet
7 7 (0.59%) Radio Access Network
8 6 (0.50%) 3G
8 6 (0.50%) DHCP
8 6 (0.50%) DNS
8 6 (0.50%) LAN
8 6 (0.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 49 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 36 (3.03%) Big Data
5 34 (2.86%) MySQL
6 30 (2.52%) Hadoop
7 29 (2.44%) DB2
8 28 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 26 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
10 25 (2.10%) MongoDB
11 22 (1.85%) Redis
12 18 (1.51%) NoSQL
12 18 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
13 16 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
14 15 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
14 15 (1.26%) Oracle Database
15 12 (1.01%) QlikView
16 11 (0.92%) DB2 UDB
17 10 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 9 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 95 (7.98%) Jenkins
2 85 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 72 (6.05%) JIRA
4 28 (2.35%) Maven
5 27 (2.27%) GitLab
6 25 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (1.85%) Selenium
8 17 (1.43%) Eclipse
9 14 (1.18%) Cucumber
10 13 (1.09%) Protractor
11 10 (0.84%) LoadRunner
11 10 (0.84%) TeamCity
12 9 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (0.76%) JMeter
13 8 (0.67%) Bitbucket
13 8 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
13 8 (0.67%) Visual Studio
14 7 (0.59%) Android Studio
14 7 (0.59%) Karma Test Runner
14 7 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
General
1 153 (12.86%) Telecoms
2 150 (12.61%) Banking
3 91 (7.65%) Marketing
4 70 (5.88%) Retail
5 41 (3.45%) Financial Institution
5 41 (3.45%) Manufacturing
6 40 (3.36%) Electronics
7 31 (2.61%) Legal
7 31 (2.61%) Retail Banking
8 30 (2.52%) Automotive
9 25 (2.10%) Publishing
10 18 (1.51%) Billing
11 14 (1.18%) Mandarin Language
11 14 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (0.84%) Spanish Language
13 8 (0.67%) Advertising
13 8 (0.67%) Brand Awareness
14 6 (0.50%) Back Office
14 6 (0.50%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.42%) Law
Job Titles
1 262 (22.02%) Analyst
2 237 (19.92%) Developer
3 99 (8.32%) Project Manager
4 95 (7.98%) Business Analyst
5 86 (7.23%) Architect
6 62 (5.21%) Consultant
7 56 (4.71%) Financial Analyst
7 56 (4.71%) Java Developer
8 45 (3.78%) Administrator
9 36 (3.03%) SQL Developer
10 31 (2.61%) DevOps Engineer
11 28 (2.35%) Test Analyst
11 28 (2.35%) Tester
12 27 (2.27%) Delivery Manager
12 27 (2.27%) Senior Developer
13 24 (2.02%) Senior Analyst
14 23 (1.93%) Finance Manager
15 22 (1.85%) Service Manager
16 21 (1.76%) Finance Business Analyst
17 20 (1.68%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (5.63%) AngularJS
2 58 (4.87%) HTML
3 54 (4.54%) REST
4 49 (4.12%) Spring
5 46 (3.87%) SOAP
6 43 (3.61%) .NET
7 41 (3.45%) Node.js
8 40 (3.36%) Web Services
9 37 (3.11%) CSS
9 37 (3.11%) RESTful
10 31 (2.61%) XML
11 28 (2.35%) JSON
11 28 (2.35%) Spring Boot
12 26 (2.18%) Java EE
13 25 (2.10%) HTML5
14 18 (1.51%) CSS3
15 17 (1.43%) WCF
16 16 (1.34%) React
17 15 (1.26%) RabbitMQ
17 15 (1.26%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 123 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (3.28%) Management Information System
3 27 (2.27%) Mobile App
4 22 (1.85%) User Experience
5 19 (1.60%) Computer Science
6 13 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
6 13 (1.09%) Social Media
6 13 (1.09%) Virtual Team
7 12 (1.01%) CMDB
7 12 (1.01%) Public Cloud
8 11 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (0.67%) Data Centre
10 8 (0.67%) Hedge funds
11 7 (0.59%) Credit Risk
12 6 (0.50%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.50%) Mobile Banking
13 5 (0.42%) Data Protection Act
13 5 (0.42%) FMCG
13 5 (0.42%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 91 (7.65%) Linux
2 79 (6.64%) Unix
3 75 (6.30%) Windows
4 25 (2.10%) Windows Server
5 16 (1.34%) Android
5 16 (1.34%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.67%) Debian
7 8 (0.67%) Solaris
7 8 (0.67%) Ubuntu
7 8 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.59%) AIX
9 6 (0.50%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.25%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.25%) VMS
10 3 (0.25%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.25%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.084%) MVS
11 1 (0.084%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (25.63%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (12.77%) Project Management
3 131 (11.01%) Business Intelligence
4 124 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 122 (10.25%) Scrum
6 96 (8.07%) TDD
7 88 (7.39%) DevOps
8 82 (6.89%) Programme Management
9 76 (6.39%) ITIL
10 74 (6.22%) PRINCE2
11 66 (5.55%) Continuous Integration
12 63 (5.29%) Service Delivery
13 60 (5.04%) Continuous Improvement
14 59 (4.96%) Change Management
14 59 (4.96%) Migration
15 58 (4.87%) ERP
15 58 (4.87%) SDLC
16 57 (4.79%) Process Improvement
17 56 (4.71%) Data Analysis
18 53 (4.45%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 169 (14.20%) Java
2 157 (13.19%) SQL
3 78 (6.55%) JavaScript
4 57 (4.79%) C#
5 40 (3.36%) Ruby
6 38 (3.19%) Python
7 23 (1.93%) Shell Script
8 21 (1.76%) PL/SQL
9 20 (1.68%) T-SQL
10 16 (1.34%) Apple Swift
10 16 (1.34%) Scala
11 14 (1.18%) PHP
12 13 (1.09%) Perl
12 13 (1.09%) VB
13 11 (0.92%) C
13 11 (0.92%) Go
14 9 (0.76%) Bash Shell
14 9 (0.76%) Objective-C
15 8 (0.67%) PowerShell
15 8 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 111 (9.33%) Degree
2 70 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 64 (5.38%) SC Cleared
4 26 (2.18%) DV Cleared
5 24 (2.02%) CIMA
6 23 (1.93%) ACCA
7 22 (1.85%) PMP
8 19 (1.60%) PMI Certification
9 16 (1.34%) Numerate Degree
10 13 (1.09%) ISEB
10 13 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 10 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.76%) CISM
13 8 (0.67%) CISSP
13 8 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (0.67%) ISTQB
13 8 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 6 (0.50%) APMP
15 6 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.20%) PMO
2 45 (3.78%) QA
3 44 (3.70%) SLA
4 25 (2.10%) Data Quality
5 23 (1.93%) GDPR
6 16 (1.34%) IFRS
7 10 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 8 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.59%) IFRS 9
10 6 (0.50%) Basel II
10 6 (0.50%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.42%) P3O
12 4 (0.34%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.25%) COBIT
13 3 (0.25%) ISO 8583
13 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.084%) EMIR
14 1 (0.084%) GAAP
14 1 (0.084%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.084%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 38 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 37 (3.11%) Docker
3 28 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.09%) vSphere
5 10 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.76%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.67%) Apache Flume
8 7 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.59%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.50%) XenServer
10 4 (0.34%) HDFS
10 4 (0.34%) XenApp
11 2 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.084%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.084%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.084%) SRDF
12 1 (0.084%) Time Sharing Option
12 1 (0.084%) vCloud
12 1 (0.084%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.084%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 57 (4.79%) Ansible
2 15 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.76%) SCCM
4 7 (0.59%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.42%) Puppet
6 4 (0.34%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.34%) Oozie
7 3 (0.25%) CA Wily
7 3 (0.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.17%) Control-M
8 2 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.17%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 2 (0.17%) Kibana
8 2 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 2 (0.17%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.17%) SCOM
8 2 (0.17%) Terraform
8 2 (0.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 150 (12.61%) Oracle
2 146 (12.27%) Microsoft
3 104 (8.74%) SAP
4 47 (3.95%) IBM
5 43 (3.61%) VMware
6 35 (2.94%) HP
7 27 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
8 21 (1.76%) Google
9 19 (1.60%) Hyperion
10 17 (1.43%) Remedy
11 15 (1.26%) Cisco
12 14 (1.18%) Red Hat
13 12 (1.01%) Apple
13 12 (1.01%) Cloudera
14 11 (0.92%) OpenText
14 11 (0.92%) ServiceNow
15 10 (0.84%) BMC
15 10 (0.84%) Dell
15 10 (0.84%) NetApp
16 8 (0.67%) Cognos