Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 897 1,156 1,051
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 12.67% 15.03% 14.55%
As % of the General category 35.79% 38.13% 39.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 580 600
Thames Valley median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 18
Thames Valley median hourly rate £16.50 £19.75 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.46% +21.54% +1.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.23 £11.70
90th Percentile £51.00 £35.26 £30.00
South East median hourly rate £22.25 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -7.29% +1.05% +5.56%

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 2,506 3,032 2,678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 35.41% 39.42% 37.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,100 1,300 1,311
Thames Valley median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £250 £250 £228
90th Percentile £588 £581 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 106 89
Thames Valley median hourly rate £20.50 £19.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.13% +2.63% -5.00%
10th Percentile £13.20 £11.25 £10.90
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £45.75
South East median hourly rate £26.83 £20.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year +32.47% -19.00% +11.11%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -1 461 £450 - 118
Buckinghamshire 0 342 £428 +7.88% 90
Oxfordshire 0 94 £450 -5.26% 58
Finance
South East

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 206 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (19.06%) Microsoft
3 147 (16.39%) Oracle
4 137 (15.27%) Project Management
5 111 (12.37%) SQL
6 108 (12.04%) SAP
7 107 (11.93%) Microsoft Excel
8 104 (11.59%) Telecoms
9 94 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
10 91 (10.14%) PRINCE2
10 91 (10.14%) Microsoft Office
11 86 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 86 (9.59%) Security Cleared
11 86 (9.59%) Problem-Solving
12 78 (8.70%) SC Cleared
12 78 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
13 77 (8.58%) Java
14 75 (8.36%) JavaScript
15 74 (8.25%) Migration
15 74 (8.25%) Degree
16 66 (7.36%) Windows
16 66 (7.36%) PMO
17 62 (6.91%) Change Management
18 59 (6.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
19 57 (6.35%) Scrum
20 55 (6.13%) .NET
21 50 (5.57%) ERP
22 49 (5.46%) Self-Motivation
23 48 (5.35%) Workflow
23 48 (5.35%) Banking

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 34 (3.79%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.90%) WebSphere
3 12 (1.34%) Confluence
4 10 (1.11%) Oracle Workflow
5 8 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
5 8 (0.89%) Skype for Business
6 7 (0.78%) CMS
7 6 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (0.56%) IIS
8 5 (0.56%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.45%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.45%) Drupal
9 4 (0.45%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.33%) Apache
10 3 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.33%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.33%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.33%) WordPress
11 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 107 (11.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 91 (10.14%) Microsoft Office
3 59 (6.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (2.79%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (1.78%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 42 (4.68%) Oracle EBS R12
2 39 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
3 32 (3.57%) Oracle Receivables
4 21 (2.34%) Oracle Financials
4 21 (2.34%) Oracle Payables
5 19 (2.12%) Oracle General Ledger
6 14 (1.56%) CSG Singleview
7 10 (1.11%) SAP S/4HANA
8 8 (0.89%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 7 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
9 7 (0.78%) Temenos T24
10 6 (0.67%) Eloqua
10 6 (0.67%) HFM
11 5 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
11 5 (0.56%) Hyperion Planning
11 5 (0.56%) NetSuite
11 5 (0.56%) SAP CO
11 5 (0.56%) SAP FI
11 5 (0.56%) SAP MM
11 5 (0.56%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 43 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (2.12%) Office 365
4 18 (2.01%) GitHub
4 18 (2.01%) SaaS
5 16 (1.78%) PaaS
6 11 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (1.11%) OpenShift
8 6 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.67%) IaaS
8 6 (0.67%) OneDrive
9 5 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
10 4 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.33%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.22%) BlueKai
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle CX
12 2 (0.22%) Yammer
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.11%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.34%) Skype
2 11 (1.23%) SAN
3 9 (1.00%) Radio Access Network
4 8 (0.89%) Firewall
4 8 (0.89%) Network Security
5 6 (0.67%) HTTP
5 6 (0.67%) LAN
5 6 (0.67%) Unified Communications
5 6 (0.67%) WAN
5 6 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (0.56%) Ethernet
6 5 (0.56%) Intranet
7 4 (0.45%) Internet
8 3 (0.33%) 2G
8 3 (0.33%) 3G
8 3 (0.33%) 4G
8 3 (0.33%) Broadband
8 3 (0.33%) LTE
8 3 (0.33%) MPLS
8 3 (0.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (4.79%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.23%) Oracle Reports
3 19 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (1.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 15 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (1.56%) Big Data
5 14 (1.56%) DB2
6 12 (1.34%) Power BI
7 10 (1.11%) MySQL
8 9 (1.00%) Essbase
8 9 (1.00%) Oracle BI EE
9 8 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (0.78%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.78%) Qlik Sense
10 7 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
11 6 (0.67%) QlikView
11 6 (0.67%) Star Schema
12 5 (0.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 34 (3.79%) Git (software)
2 28 (3.12%) Jenkins
3 24 (2.68%) JIRA
4 12 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
6 8 (0.89%) Maven
6 8 (0.89%) Selenium
7 7 (0.78%) Android Studio
7 7 (0.78%) GitLab
8 6 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (0.56%) Moq
9 5 (0.56%) MSTest
10 4 (0.45%) Appium
10 4 (0.45%) git-flow
10 4 (0.45%) JDeveloper
11 3 (0.33%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.22%) Gradle
12 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.22%) WebDriver
General
1 104 (11.59%) Telecoms
2 48 (5.35%) Banking
2 48 (5.35%) Marketing
3 35 (3.90%) Legal
4 34 (3.79%) Retail
5 29 (3.23%) Billing
6 21 (2.34%) Financial Institution
7 20 (2.23%) Manufacturing
7 20 (2.23%) Pharmaceutical
8 16 (1.78%) Automotive
8 16 (1.78%) General Ledger
9 11 (1.23%) Mandarin Language
10 10 (1.11%) Electronics
11 9 (1.00%) Back Office
12 7 (0.78%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.67%) Front Office
14 5 (0.56%) Games
14 5 (0.56%) German Language
15 4 (0.45%) Publishing
15 4 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 187 (20.85%) Analyst
2 145 (16.16%) Developer
3 112 (12.49%) Project Manager
4 55 (6.13%) Consultant
5 53 (5.91%) Business Analyst
6 44 (4.91%) Coordinator
7 42 (4.68%) Financial Analyst
8 37 (4.12%) Architect
9 34 (3.79%) Project Coordinator
10 31 (3.46%) Data Analyst
11 29 (3.23%) Java Developer
12 25 (2.79%) Delivery Manager
13 22 (2.45%) JavaScript Developer
14 20 (2.23%) Programme Manager
14 20 (2.23%) Technical Manager
15 19 (2.12%) Oracle Developer
15 19 (2.12%) Solutions Architect
16 18 (2.01%) Project Officer
16 18 (2.01%) Senior Manager
17 16 (1.78%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (6.13%) .NET
2 39 (4.35%) Spring
3 37 (4.12%) HTML
4 35 (3.90%) CSS
5 26 (2.90%) AngularJS
5 26 (2.90%) Web Services
5 26 (2.90%) XML
6 23 (2.56%) React
7 22 (2.45%) SOAP
8 21 (2.34%) ASP.NET
8 21 (2.34%) HTML5
8 21 (2.34%) REST
9 18 (2.01%) jQuery
10 17 (1.90%) CSS3
11 14 (1.56%) Spring Boot
12 13 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (1.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 12 (1.34%) ASP.NET Web API
13 12 (1.34%) KnockoutJS
13 12 (1.34%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 94 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (5.46%) Self-Motivation
3 24 (2.68%) User Experience
4 16 (1.78%) Management Information System
5 14 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (1.45%) Data Centre
7 11 (1.23%) Virtual Team
8 10 (1.11%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.00%) Data Structures
10 8 (0.89%) Mainframe
11 7 (0.78%) NHS
11 7 (0.78%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (0.67%) PKI
13 5 (0.56%) iPhone
13 5 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.45%) Life Science
14 4 (0.45%) Oracle Exalytics
15 3 (0.33%) BYOD
15 3 (0.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 66 (7.36%) Windows
2 23 (2.56%) Linux
3 20 (2.23%) Unix
4 18 (2.01%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.45%) Windows 10
6 11 (1.23%) Android
7 10 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.78%) Solaris
8 7 (0.78%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.67%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.56%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.22%) AIX
12 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.11%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (15.27%) Project Management
3 91 (10.14%) PRINCE2
4 86 (9.59%) Problem-Solving
4 86 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 78 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
6 74 (8.25%) Migration
7 62 (6.91%) Change Management
8 57 (6.35%) Scrum
9 50 (5.57%) ERP
10 48 (5.35%) Workflow
11 47 (5.24%) ITIL
12 45 (5.02%) Continuous Improvement
13 43 (4.79%) DevOps
14 42 (4.68%) User Acceptance Testing
15 36 (4.01%) CRM
16 35 (3.90%) Analytics
17 32 (3.57%) Business Analysis
18 31 (3.46%) Programme Management
18 31 (3.46%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 111 (12.37%) SQL
2 77 (8.58%) Java
3 75 (8.36%) JavaScript
4 45 (5.02%) C#
5 16 (1.78%) PL/SQL
5 16 (1.78%) VBA
6 15 (1.67%) Python
7 12 (1.34%) Java 8
7 12 (1.34%) T-SQL
8 8 (0.89%) PowerShell
8 8 (0.89%) Ruby
9 7 (0.78%) C
9 7 (0.78%) C++
9 7 (0.78%) PHP
10 6 (0.67%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.56%) ABAP
12 4 (0.45%) COBOL
12 4 (0.45%) Scala
12 4 (0.45%) VB
13 3 (0.33%) Go
Qualifications
1 86 (9.59%) Security Cleared
2 78 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 74 (8.25%) Degree
4 20 (2.23%) ACCA
4 20 (2.23%) DV Cleared
5 18 (2.01%) CIMA
6 12 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (1.00%) ISEB
7 9 (1.00%) MBA
7 9 (1.00%) PMP
8 8 (0.89%) APMP
8 8 (0.89%) Master's Degree
8 8 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (0.78%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.78%) TOGAF Certification
10 6 (0.67%) CISSP
11 5 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (0.56%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (7.36%) PMO
2 39 (4.35%) SLA
3 19 (2.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 17 (1.90%) QA
5 12 (1.34%) Data Quality
5 12 (1.34%) PCI DSS
6 10 (1.11%) GDPR
7 6 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.56%) GxP
9 3 (0.33%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.11%) P3O
System Software
1 47 (5.24%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.00%) Docker
4 6 (0.67%) vSphere
5 3 (0.33%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.33%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.22%) HDFS
6 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.22%) XenApp
7 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.11%) KVM
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.11%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.11%) vCloud
7 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 26 (2.90%) SCCM
2 9 (1.00%) Ansible
3 8 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (0.67%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.33%) Control-M
6 2 (0.22%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.22%) RSA Archer
6 2 (0.22%) Terraform
7 1 (0.11%) Amdocs OSS
7 1 (0.11%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.11%) Foglight
7 1 (0.11%) Grafana
7 1 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.11%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.11%) Nessus
7 1 (0.11%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.11%) SCOM
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Sentry
7 1 (0.11%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 171 (19.06%) Microsoft
2 147 (16.39%) Oracle
3 108 (12.04%) SAP
4 20 (2.23%) Workday
5 19 (2.12%) VMware
6 15 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (1.56%) IBM
8 13 (1.45%) ServiceNow
9 12 (1.34%) Apple
9 12 (1.34%) Hyperion
10 11 (1.23%) HP
11 10 (1.11%) Google
12 9 (1.00%) JD Edwards
13 8 (0.89%) Cisco
13 8 (0.89%) NetApp
13 8 (0.89%) Red Hat
14 7 (0.78%) Informatica
15 6 (0.67%) Pega
15 6 (0.67%) Tableau
16 5 (0.56%) Citrix