Period
to 19 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 975 1,114 1,268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 13.13% 16.06% 15.68%
As % of the General category 36.81% 41.64% 38.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 579 691
Thames Valley median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £248 £263
90th Percentile £594 £563 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 21 28
Thames Valley median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +42.86% -20.00%
10th Percentile £11.64 £11.25 £10.89
90th Percentile £49.00 £34.00 £29.38
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £28.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -20.35% +41.25% +14.29%

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 2,649 2,675 3,272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 35.69% 38.57% 40.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,098 1,221 1,462
Thames Valley median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £261 £216 £231
90th Percentile £583 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 77 85
Thames Valley median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +8.11% +8.82%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £10.85
90th Percentile £48.00 £44.90 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £25.93 £25.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +1.70% -7.27% +44.74%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 0 479 £450 +5.88% 166
Buckinghamshire 0 394 £425 +4.79% 63
Oxfordshire -9 104 £450 - 48
Finance
South East

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 260 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (16.82%) Project Management
3 161 (16.51%) Telecoms
4 139 (14.26%) Analytical Skills
5 132 (13.54%) SQL
6 126 (12.92%) Oracle
6 126 (12.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 123 (12.62%) Microsoft
8 121 (12.41%) Microsoft Excel
9 103 (10.56%) Banking
10 98 (10.05%) Degree
11 97 (9.95%) Problem-Solving
12 85 (8.72%) Microsoft Office
13 83 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
14 82 (8.41%) Java
15 81 (8.31%) SQL Server
16 79 (8.10%) PRINCE2
17 77 (7.90%) Retail
18 75 (7.69%) SAP
19 70 (7.18%) Security Cleared
20 69 (7.08%) Linux
21 67 (6.87%) Marketing
22 66 (6.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
22 66 (6.77%) PMO
23 63 (6.46%) JIRA
23 63 (6.46%) AngularJS
24 61 (6.26%) SC Cleared
25 57 (5.85%) Migration
25 57 (5.85%) JavaScript
26 54 (5.54%) Unix

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 28 (2.87%) Confluence
2 19 (1.95%) SharePoint
3 16 (1.64%) Apache Spark
3 16 (1.64%) OpenStack
4 15 (1.54%) SAS
5 11 (1.13%) IIS
6 10 (1.03%) CMS
7 9 (0.92%) WebSphere
8 8 (0.82%) Apache
8 8 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (0.72%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.41%) NServiceBus
13 3 (0.31%) Drupal
13 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.31%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.31%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.21%) JBoss
Applications
1 121 (12.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 85 (8.72%) Microsoft Office
3 66 (6.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 46 (4.72%) Microsoft Project
5 29 (2.97%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.10%) GIMP
7 1 (0.10%) InVision
7 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.10%) Revit
Business Applications
1 17 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
2 14 (1.44%) Sonata
3 13 (1.33%) Oracle Payables
4 12 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (1.13%) Magento
5 11 (1.13%) SAP S/4HANA
6 10 (1.03%) SAP CO
6 10 (1.03%) SAP FI
7 9 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
7 9 (0.92%) SAP FI/CO
8 8 (0.82%) Hyperion Planning
8 8 (0.82%) Markit EDM
8 8 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
8 8 (0.82%) Primavera
8 8 (0.82%) SAP SD
9 6 (0.62%) HFM
9 6 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (0.62%) SAP ERP
10 5 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
10 5 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 50 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (2.87%) OpenShift
4 26 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
5 24 (2.46%) PaaS
6 19 (1.95%) Office 365
7 18 (1.85%) IaaS
8 14 (1.44%) SaaS
9 7 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
11 3 (0.31%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (0.31%) GitHub
11 3 (0.31%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.21%) Sauce Labs
13 1 (0.10%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.13%) SAN
2 9 (0.92%) Internet
3 7 (0.72%) LAN
3 7 (0.72%) Radio Access Network
3 7 (0.72%) WAN
4 6 (0.62%) Firewall
4 6 (0.62%) GSM
4 6 (0.62%) HSPA
4 6 (0.62%) LTE
4 6 (0.62%) VoLTE
4 6 (0.62%) VoWiFi
4 6 (0.62%) WCDMA
5 5 (0.51%) ATM
5 5 (0.51%) DNS
5 5 (0.51%) VoIP
6 4 (0.41%) DHCP
6 4 (0.41%) IP Telephony
6 4 (0.41%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.41%) Unified Communications
6 4 (0.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (8.31%) SQL Server
2 42 (4.31%) Big Data
3 30 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
3 30 (3.08%) Hadoop
3 30 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (2.87%) MySQL
5 25 (2.56%) MongoDB
5 25 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (2.36%) DB2
7 18 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (1.64%) Power BI
9 12 (1.23%) Qlik Sense
10 11 (1.13%) Apache Hive
10 11 (1.13%) Impala
11 10 (1.03%) DB2 UDB
11 10 (1.03%) QlikView
11 10 (1.03%) Sisense
12 9 (0.92%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 9 (0.92%) Looker
12 9 (0.92%) Redis
Development Applications
1 63 (6.46%) JIRA
2 39 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 30 (3.08%) Git (software)
4 28 (2.87%) Selenium
5 22 (2.26%) GitLab
6 14 (1.44%) Maven
7 10 (1.03%) WebDriver
8 9 (0.92%) Cucumber
8 9 (0.92%) Moq
8 9 (0.92%) MSTest
9 8 (0.82%) Bitbucket
9 8 (0.82%) LSMW
10 7 (0.72%) Protractor
11 6 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.62%) Mocha
11 6 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.62%) Visual Studio
12 5 (0.51%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.51%) HP UFT
12 5 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 161 (16.51%) Telecoms
2 103 (10.56%) Banking
3 77 (7.90%) Retail
4 67 (6.87%) Marketing
5 35 (3.59%) Legal
6 28 (2.87%) Financial Institution
7 23 (2.36%) Billing
8 18 (1.85%) Mandarin Language
8 18 (1.85%) Spanish Language
9 17 (1.74%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.33%) Digital Economy
10 13 (1.33%) Electronics
11 12 (1.23%) Retail Banking
12 11 (1.13%) Advertising
12 11 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (1.03%) Back Office
14 9 (0.92%) General Ledger
15 8 (0.82%) Automotive
16 7 (0.72%) German Language
17 6 (0.62%) Law
Job Titles
1 181 (18.56%) Analyst
2 179 (18.36%) Developer
3 89 (9.13%) Project Manager
4 71 (7.28%) Consultant
5 54 (5.54%) Business Analyst
6 53 (5.44%) Architect
7 31 (3.18%) Financial Analyst
8 27 (2.77%) Coordinator
9 26 (2.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 25 (2.56%) Administrator
11 24 (2.46%) PMO Analyst
11 24 (2.46%) SQL Developer
12 22 (2.26%) .NET Developer
12 22 (2.26%) Delivery Manager
13 20 (2.05%) Java Developer
14 18 (1.85%) Project Officer
14 18 (1.85%) Senior Manager
15 17 (1.74%) IT Manager
15 17 (1.74%) Project Coordinator
15 17 (1.74%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (6.46%) AngularJS
2 40 (4.10%) .NET
3 38 (3.90%) HTML
4 37 (3.79%) CSS
5 33 (3.38%) Web Services
6 29 (2.97%) Spring Boot
7 25 (2.56%) Node.js
8 24 (2.46%) Spring
9 23 (2.36%) REST
10 21 (2.15%) XML
11 19 (1.95%) ASP.NET
11 19 (1.95%) SOAP
12 18 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
13 15 (1.54%) WCF
14 14 (1.44%) CSS3
14 14 (1.44%) jQuery
14 14 (1.44%) Kafka
15 13 (1.33%) HTML5
16 12 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
17 11 (1.13%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 139 (14.26%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (3.18%) Self-Motivation
3 22 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
3 22 (2.26%) User Experience
4 20 (2.05%) Data Centre
5 17 (1.74%) Management Information System
6 15 (1.54%) Computer Science
7 14 (1.44%) Mainframe
8 12 (1.23%) Data Structures
9 11 (1.13%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (1.03%) Public Cloud
11 9 (0.92%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.62%) FMCG
12 6 (0.62%) Handset
12 6 (0.62%) IVR
13 5 (0.51%) IBM Mainframe
13 5 (0.51%) Social Media
13 5 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.41%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 69 (7.08%) Linux
2 54 (5.54%) Unix
3 52 (5.33%) Windows
4 20 (2.05%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.13%) Solaris
6 9 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.72%) Android
7 7 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.62%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.51%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.51%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.41%) AIX
10 4 (0.41%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.41%) zOS
11 3 (0.31%) Debian
11 3 (0.31%) MVS
11 3 (0.31%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.31%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (16.82%) Project Management
3 126 (12.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 97 (9.95%) Problem-Solving
5 83 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
6 79 (8.10%) PRINCE2
7 57 (5.85%) Migration
8 52 (5.33%) DevOps
9 51 (5.23%) Change Management
9 51 (5.23%) Programme Management
9 51 (5.23%) Scrum
10 50 (5.13%) ITIL
11 47 (4.82%) Business Analysis
12 45 (4.62%) TDD
13 43 (4.41%) Test Automation
14 42 (4.31%) Process Improvement
15 39 (4.00%) ERP
15 39 (4.00%) SDLC
15 39 (4.00%) Waterfall
16 38 (3.90%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 132 (13.54%) SQL
2 82 (8.41%) Java
3 57 (5.85%) JavaScript
4 52 (5.33%) C#
5 21 (2.15%) Python
6 17 (1.74%) PHP
7 14 (1.44%) Bash Shell
8 13 (1.33%) Scala
9 11 (1.13%) Ruby
10 10 (1.03%) VB
11 9 (0.92%) Korn
11 9 (0.92%) PL/SQL
12 8 (0.82%) Shell Script
12 8 (0.82%) T-SQL
13 7 (0.72%) VBA
14 6 (0.62%) ABAP
15 5 (0.51%) Go
15 5 (0.51%) R
15 5 (0.51%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.41%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 98 (10.05%) Degree
2 70 (7.18%) Security Cleared
3 61 (6.26%) SC Cleared
4 37 (3.79%) PMI Certification
5 22 (2.26%) DV Cleared
6 21 (2.15%) PMP
7 15 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 12 (1.23%) PgMP
9 11 (1.13%) ACCA
9 11 (1.13%) APMP
10 9 (0.92%) CIMA
11 8 (0.82%) ISEB
12 6 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
12 6 (0.62%) SAP Certification
13 5 (0.51%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.51%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.51%) MBA
13 5 (0.51%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (6.77%) PMO
2 35 (3.59%) QA
3 22 (2.26%) SLA
4 20 (2.05%) GDPR
5 18 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (1.54%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.72%) GxP
7 7 (0.72%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.31%) IFRS
10 2 (0.21%) EMIR
11 1 (0.10%) COBIT
11 1 (0.10%) GAAP
11 1 (0.10%) GMP
11 1 (0.10%) P3O
11 1 (0.10%) UCITS
System Software
1 19 (1.95%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.33%) Docker
4 7 (0.72%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.31%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.31%) vSphere
8 2 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.10%) GPFS
9 1 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.10%) XenApp
9 1 (0.10%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (2.56%) Ansible
2 9 (0.92%) SCCM
3 8 (0.82%) HP ALM
3 8 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.62%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 6 (0.62%) Oozie
5 5 (0.51%) Control-M
5 5 (0.51%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.31%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.31%) SCOM
6 3 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.21%) Kibana
7 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (0.21%) Puppet
7 2 (0.21%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 1 (0.10%) CA Endevor
8 1 (0.10%) Netcool
8 1 (0.10%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 126 (12.92%) Oracle
2 123 (12.62%) Microsoft
3 75 (7.69%) SAP
4 31 (3.18%) IBM
5 24 (2.46%) VMware
6 20 (2.05%) HP
7 18 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
8 17 (1.74%) Remedy
9 16 (1.64%) Cloudera
10 12 (1.23%) Cisco
10 12 (1.23%) FNZ
11 11 (1.13%) Hyperion
11 11 (1.13%) Red Hat
12 10 (1.03%) Google
12 10 (1.03%) ServiceNow
12 10 (1.03%) Tableau
12 10 (1.03%) Teradata
13 6 (0.62%) Adobe
13 6 (0.62%) NetApp
14 5 (0.51%) EMC