The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 648 537 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 42.46% 36.81% 32.94%
As % of the General category 67.43% 67.38% 73.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 312 210
Average daily rate £430 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.73% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £499 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.37% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%
Finance
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

General Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
961 797 568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 62.98% 54.63% 44.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 424 285
Average daily rate £446 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.56% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 10
Average hourly rate £31.00 £10.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+210.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £9.95 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the Edinburgh region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Finance also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Finance.

1 439 (37.39%) Banking
2 246 (20.95%) Stakeholder Management
3 222 (18.91%) Migration
4 162 (13.80%) Project Management
5 159 (13.54%) Retail
6 139 (11.84%) Data Centre
7 127 (10.82%) Retail Banking
8 123 (10.48%) SQL
9 121 (10.31%) Agile Software Development
10 119 (10.14%) Oracle
11 109 (9.28%) Unix
12 94 (8.01%) Law
13 92 (7.84%) Microsoft
14 90 (7.67%) Windows
15 83 (7.07%) Solaris
16 81 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
17 76 (6.47%) User Acceptance Testing
18 69 (5.88%) Business Analysis
19 68 (5.79%) MS Excel
20 65 (5.54%) PRINCE2
21 63 (5.37%) Data Warehouse
21 63 (5.37%) SQL Server
22 61 (5.20%) Scrum
23 60 (5.11%) ITIL
23 60 (5.11%) Linux
23 60 (5.11%) SAS
23 60 (5.11%) Change Management
24 54 (4.60%) Veritas
25 52 (4.43%) Clustering
26 47 (4.00%) Risk Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Finance also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Finance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 60 (5.11%) SAS
2 28 (2.39%) WebSphere
3 27 (2.30%) SharePoint
4 25 (2.13%) Node.js
5 18 (1.53%) CMS
6 13 (1.11%) Sitecore CMS
7 12 (1.02%) CICS
8 10 (0.85%) MS Exchange
9 8 (0.68%) Apache
9 8 (0.68%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.51%) IIS
10 6 (0.51%) JBoss
11 5 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.34%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.26%) IBM HTTP Server
13 3 (0.26%) MQSeries
13 3 (0.26%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.26%) WebSphere Portal
13 3 (0.26%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 68 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 37 (3.15%) MS Project
3 28 (2.39%) MS Visio
4 25 (2.13%) MS Office
5 24 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.085%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 35 (2.98%) Markit EDM
2 7 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
4 5 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (0.43%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 5 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.26%) Primavera
7 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.17%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.085%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.19%) SaaS
2 13 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.94%) PaaS
4 4 (0.34%) IBM Blueworks
4 4 (0.34%) Lucidchart
5 2 (0.17%) IaaS
5 2 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.17%) Taleo
6 1 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.085%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.085%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.085%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.70%) Network Security
2 15 (1.28%) Firewall
3 11 (0.94%) LDAP
3 11 (0.94%) SAN
4 10 (0.85%) WAN
5 8 (0.68%) LAN
6 6 (0.51%) HTTP
6 6 (0.51%) Internet
6 6 (0.51%) SSL
7 5 (0.43%) ATM
7 5 (0.43%) NetScaler
7 5 (0.43%) Skype
8 4 (0.34%) BGP
8 4 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (0.34%) EIGRP
8 4 (0.34%) OSPF
8 4 (0.34%) Wireless
9 3 (0.26%) Intranet
9 3 (0.26%) VLAN
9 3 (0.26%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (5.37%) Data Warehouse
1 63 (5.37%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.28%) Oracle Database
3 14 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
4 10 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (0.77%) DB2
5 9 (0.77%) MS Access
5 9 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (0.68%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 8 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
6 8 (0.68%) Relational Database
6 8 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (0.60%) PowerCenter
8 6 (0.51%) SAS EBI
9 5 (0.43%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.34%) Data Mart
10 4 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.34%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.26%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 35 (2.98%) JIRA
2 20 (1.70%) Jenkins
3 13 (1.11%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.02%) gulp
5 11 (0.94%) Jasmine
6 10 (0.85%) ERwin
6 10 (0.85%) Selenium
6 10 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (0.77%) TeamCity
8 8 (0.68%) MSBuild
8 8 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (0.68%) WebDriver
9 7 (0.60%) Axure RP
9 7 (0.60%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.51%) Grunt
11 5 (0.43%) HP UFT
12 4 (0.34%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 4 (0.34%) Introscope
13 3 (0.26%) SpecFlow
14 2 (0.17%) Fiddler
General
1 439 (37.39%) Banking
2 159 (13.54%) Retail
3 127 (10.82%) Retail Banking
4 94 (8.01%) Law
5 30 (2.56%) Financial Institution
6 26 (2.21%) Legal
7 12 (1.02%) Marketing
8 8 (0.68%) German Language
8 8 (0.68%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.60%) Billing
9 7 (0.60%) Front Office
10 6 (0.51%) Back Office
11 5 (0.43%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.34%) Advertising
12 4 (0.34%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.17%) International Banking
13 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.17%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.085%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.085%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 283 (24.11%) Analyst
2 191 (16.27%) Project Manager
3 147 (12.52%) Business Analyst
4 104 (8.86%) Developer
5 100 (8.52%) Architect
6 84 (7.16%) Consultant
7 56 (4.77%) Infrastructure Manager
8 46 (3.92%) Test Analyst
9 45 (3.83%) IT Manager
10 43 (3.66%) Financial Analyst
11 41 (3.49%) Programme Manager
12 38 (3.24%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 38 (3.24%) Senior Manager
13 37 (3.15%) Infrastructure Architect
14 35 (2.98%) Solutions Architect
15 33 (2.81%) Test Manager
16 32 (2.73%) Delivery Manager
16 32 (2.73%) Service Analyst
17 29 (2.47%) Administrator
17 29 (2.47%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.90%) Middleware
2 28 (2.39%) Web Services
3 26 (2.21%) .NET
4 23 (1.96%) CSS
5 20 (1.70%) React
6 18 (1.53%) HTML
7 17 (1.45%) hapi
7 17 (1.45%) RefluxJS
8 15 (1.28%) REST
9 12 (1.02%) LESS
10 8 (0.68%) Entity Framework
10 8 (0.68%) RESTful
11 7 (0.60%) AngularJS
11 7 (0.60%) Java EE
12 6 (0.51%) Ember.js
12 6 (0.51%) Express
12 6 (0.51%) Meteor
12 6 (0.51%) OAuth
12 6 (0.51%) Polymer
12 6 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 139 (11.84%) Data Centre
2 81 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (4.43%) Clustering
4 37 (3.15%) Mainframe
5 36 (3.07%) Credit Risk
6 30 (2.56%) User Experience
7 23 (1.96%) iPad
8 20 (1.70%) Management Information System
9 19 (1.62%) Hedge funds
10 18 (1.53%) PKI
11 10 (0.85%) Replication
12 8 (0.68%) Computer Science
12 8 (0.68%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.60%) Taxonomies
14 6 (0.51%) Algorithms
14 6 (0.51%) Data Integration
15 5 (0.43%) Client/Server
15 5 (0.43%) DataPower
16 4 (0.34%) Data Extraction
16 4 (0.34%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 109 (9.28%) Unix
2 90 (7.67%) Windows
3 83 (7.07%) Solaris
4 60 (5.11%) Linux
5 30 (2.56%) AIX
6 25 (2.13%) HPUX
6 25 (2.13%) Windows Server
7 18 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (1.19%) zOS
10 9 (0.77%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.68%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.60%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.43%) Android
14 3 (0.26%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.17%) OpenVMS
16 1 (0.085%) Fedora
16 1 (0.085%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (20.95%) Stakeholder Management
2 222 (18.91%) Migration
3 162 (13.80%) Project Management
4 121 (10.31%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (6.47%) User Acceptance Testing
6 69 (5.88%) Business Analysis
7 65 (5.54%) PRINCE2
8 61 (5.20%) Scrum
9 60 (5.11%) Change Management
9 60 (5.11%) ITIL
10 47 (4.00%) Risk Management
11 45 (3.83%) Analytics
11 45 (3.83%) Asset Management
12 43 (3.66%) Data Modelling
12 43 (3.66%) ETL
13 40 (3.41%) Data Migration
14 38 (3.24%) Service Management
15 37 (3.15%) Data Analysis
16 35 (2.98%) Resource Management
17 34 (2.90%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 123 (10.48%) SQL
2 41 (3.49%) Java
3 37 (3.15%) PowerShell
4 35 (2.98%) C#
4 35 (2.98%) JavaScript
5 32 (2.73%) VBA
6 19 (1.62%) Perl
7 15 (1.28%) Ruby
8 13 (1.11%) C++
8 13 (1.11%) Python
8 13 (1.11%) T-SQL
9 11 (0.94%) ES6
10 10 (0.85%) PL/SQL
11 9 (0.77%) Bash Shell
12 8 (0.68%) Bourne shell
12 8 (0.68%) Korn
13 7 (0.60%) Apple Swift
13 7 (0.60%) Objective-C
13 7 (0.60%) VBScript
14 6 (0.51%) JSX
Qualifications
1 32 (2.73%) ISEB
2 21 (1.79%) ISTQB
3 19 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 18 (1.53%) Degree
5 13 (1.11%) CISSP
6 11 (0.94%) CCNA
6 11 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (0.85%) CCNP
8 7 (0.60%) CCIE
8 7 (0.60%) CISMP
8 7 (0.60%) PMI Certification
8 7 (0.60%) PMP
9 6 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.43%) CISA
11 3 (0.26%) CCSA
11 3 (0.26%) MBA
11 3 (0.26%) MCP
11 3 (0.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 2 (0.17%) MCSE
12 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.39%) QA
2 18 (1.53%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.43%) COBIT
4 5 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.43%) SLA
5 4 (0.34%) MiFID
6 3 (0.26%) FATCA
7 2 (0.17%) SEPA
8 1 (0.085%) Basel II
8 1 (0.085%) Basel III
8 1 (0.085%) COREP
8 1 (0.085%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.085%) EMIR
8 1 (0.085%) FINREP
8 1 (0.085%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.085%) SDET
System Software
1 47 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 43 (3.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 37 (3.15%) Veritas File System
3 37 (3.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 22 (1.87%) RACF
5 13 (1.11%) Docker
5 13 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (1.02%) XenApp
7 7 (0.60%) SRDF
7 7 (0.60%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.51%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.26%) ACF2
9 3 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.17%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.17%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 2 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.085%) Cygwin
11 1 (0.085%) Firmware
11 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.085%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (1.36%) CA Single Sign-On
3 15 (1.28%) SCCM
4 13 (1.11%) Tivoli
5 11 (0.94%) Ansible
6 10 (0.85%) Puppet
7 9 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (0.77%) TADDM
8 8 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
8 8 (0.68%) QRadar
8 8 (0.68%) SCOM
9 7 (0.60%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.51%) Nagios
11 5 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (0.43%) WSUS
12 4 (0.34%) CA Wily
13 3 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
13 3 (0.26%) FortiGate
13 3 (0.26%) zSecure
14 2 (0.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 119 (10.14%) Oracle
2 92 (7.84%) Microsoft
3 54 (4.60%) Veritas
4 43 (3.66%) CA
5 31 (2.64%) IBM
6 30 (2.56%) HP
7 28 (2.39%) Citrix
7 28 (2.39%) Teradata
8 24 (2.04%) Informatica
8 24 (2.04%) ServiceNow
9 23 (1.96%) Sitecore
10 20 (1.70%) Charles River
10 20 (1.70%) Cisco
10 20 (1.70%) VMware
11 18 (1.53%) Splunk
12 17 (1.45%) Ab Initio
12 17 (1.45%) Red Hat
13 13 (1.11%) EMC
13 13 (1.11%) Remedy
14 10 (0.85%) Pega
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