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 27 January 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 553 358 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 40.04% 31.29% 35.87%
As % of the General category 70.09% 69.38% 75.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 184 119
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £291 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -16.66%
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
789 516 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 57.13% 45.10% 47.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 245 156
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 8
Average hourly rate £11.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -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 27 January 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

1 334 (33.33%) Banking
2 176 (17.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 162 (16.17%) SQL
4 144 (14.37%) Retail
5 121 (12.08%) Migration
6 117 (11.68%) Agile Software Development
7 113 (11.28%) Project Management
8 95 (9.48%) Retail Banking
9 81 (8.08%) SQL Server
10 79 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
11 74 (7.39%) Business Analysis
12 72 (7.19%) Windows
13 71 (7.09%) Oracle
14 68 (6.79%) Microsoft
15 67 (6.69%) Data Warehouse
15 67 (6.69%) Java
16 64 (6.39%) Investment Management
17 57 (5.69%) Asset Management
18 54 (5.39%) MS Excel
19 52 (5.19%) SAS
20 50 (4.99%) Change Management
21 46 (4.59%) Credit Risk
22 44 (4.39%) MS Office
23 43 (4.29%) JavaScript
23 43 (4.29%) C#
23 43 (4.29%) .NET
23 43 (4.29%) UNIX
24 41 (4.09%) Data Management
24 41 (4.09%) Markit EDM
25 40 (3.99%) PRINCE2

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 52 (5.19%) SAS
2 31 (3.09%) SharePoint
3 28 (2.79%) WebSphere
4 26 (2.59%) JBoss
5 16 (1.60%) IIS
6 13 (1.30%) Tomcat
6 13 (1.30%) Lync
7 12 (1.20%) Apache
8 10 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (1.00%) WebLogic
9 8 (0.80%) CMS
9 8 (0.80%) CICS
10 6 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (0.60%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.40%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.30%) Jetty
13 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.20%) Confluence
13 2 (0.20%) WebSphere Portal
13 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 54 (5.39%) MS Excel
2 44 (4.39%) MS Office
3 32 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 28 (2.79%) MS Project
5 27 (2.69%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.40%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 41 (4.09%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.20%) Eagle STAR
2 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.100%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.100%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.100%) Agresso
3 1 (0.100%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.100%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.100%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.100%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.100%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.100%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.30%) IaaS
4 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.100%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.60%) SAN
2 5 (0.50%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.40%) Firewall
3 4 (0.40%) LAN
3 4 (0.40%) WAN
3 4 (0.40%) DNS
4 3 (0.30%) DHCP
4 3 (0.30%) Network Security
4 3 (0.30%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.20%) BGP
5 2 (0.20%) EIGRP
5 2 (0.20%) Intranet
5 2 (0.20%) Internet
5 2 (0.20%) LDAP
5 2 (0.20%) SSL
5 2 (0.20%) VoIP
5 2 (0.20%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.100%) Broadband
6 1 (0.100%) FTP
6 1 (0.100%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (8.08%) SQL Server
2 67 (6.69%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (1.10%) DB2
7 8 (0.80%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 7 (0.70%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.60%) Big Data
9 6 (0.60%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.60%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.40%) Base SAS
10 4 (0.40%) QlikView
10 4 (0.40%) Informix
11 3 (0.30%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.30%) OLAP
11 3 (0.30%) DataStage
11 3 (0.30%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.30%) Oracle OLAP
11 3 (0.30%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 12 (1.20%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.10%) Cucumber
3 10 (1.00%) Selenium
4 8 (0.80%) Mercurial
4 8 (0.80%) Eclipse
5 7 (0.70%) JIRA
5 7 (0.70%) Subversion
6 6 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.50%) JUnit
7 5 (0.50%) Robolectric
7 5 (0.50%) Mockito
8 4 (0.40%) Robotium
8 4 (0.40%) WebDriver
8 4 (0.40%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.40%) NUnit
8 4 (0.40%) Maven
8 4 (0.40%) Ant
9 3 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (0.30%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.30%) Grunt
General
1 334 (33.33%) Banking
2 144 (14.37%) Retail
3 95 (9.48%) Retail Banking
4 16 (1.60%) Front Office
5 15 (1.50%) Advertising
6 14 (1.40%) Marketing
6 14 (1.40%) Back Office
7 10 (1.00%) Legal
8 9 (0.90%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.70%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.60%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.20%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.20%) Publishing
13 1 (0.100%) Law
13 1 (0.100%) Electronics
13 1 (0.100%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.100%) Military
Job Titles
1 336 (33.53%) Analyst
2 165 (16.47%) Developer
3 146 (14.57%) Project Manager
4 134 (13.37%) Business Analyst
5 80 (7.98%) Architect
6 40 (3.99%) Test Analyst
7 39 (3.89%) Consultant
8 30 (2.99%) Data Analyst
9 29 (2.89%) Programme Manager
10 27 (2.69%) Java Developer
11 26 (2.59%) Solutions Architect
12 25 (2.50%) .NET Developer
12 25 (2.50%) Senior Manager
13 21 (2.10%) Administrator
14 20 (2.00%) Senior Project Manager
14 20 (2.00%) Senior Analyst
14 20 (2.00%) Infrastructure Manager
14 20 (2.00%) Systems Analyst
15 19 (1.90%) PMO Analyst
16 18 (1.80%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (4.29%) .NET
2 29 (2.89%) jQuery
3 28 (2.79%) CSS
3 28 (2.79%) ASP.NET
4 27 (2.69%) HTML
5 19 (1.90%) XML
5 19 (1.90%) .NET Framework
6 17 (1.70%) Middleware
7 14 (1.40%) J2EE
8 11 (1.10%) Web Services
9 10 (1.00%) Spring
9 10 (1.00%) JSF
10 9 (0.90%) JSP
10 9 (0.90%) Hibernate
11 8 (0.80%) HTML5
11 8 (0.80%) WCF
11 8 (0.80%) WinForms
11 8 (0.80%) Struts
12 7 (0.70%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (0.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 79 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (4.59%) Credit Risk
3 27 (2.69%) Mainframe
4 17 (1.70%) Management Information System
5 15 (1.50%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.00%) User Experience
7 9 (0.90%) Derivative
7 9 (0.90%) Data Extraction
8 7 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (0.60%) Reference Data
9 6 (0.60%) Clustering
9 6 (0.60%) Online Banking
10 5 (0.50%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.50%) Data Integration
11 4 (0.40%) Social Media
11 4 (0.40%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.30%) AS400
12 3 (0.30%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.30%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 72 (7.19%) Windows
2 43 (4.29%) UNIX
3 24 (2.40%) Linux
4 21 (2.10%) Android
5 20 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (1.90%) Apple iOS
7 14 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.20%) Windows 7
8 12 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (0.90%) AIX
10 6 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.60%) Windows 2000
10 6 (0.60%) Solaris
11 5 (0.50%) HPUX
11 5 (0.50%) zOS
12 4 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.20%) MVS
14 1 (0.100%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.100%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (17.56%) Stakeholder Management
2 121 (12.08%) Migration
3 117 (11.68%) Agile Software Development
4 113 (11.28%) Project Management
5 74 (7.39%) Business Analysis
6 64 (6.39%) Investment Management
7 57 (5.69%) Asset Management
8 50 (4.99%) Change Management
9 41 (4.09%) Data Management
10 40 (3.99%) PRINCE2
11 32 (3.19%) User Acceptance Testing
12 30 (2.99%) ITIL
12 30 (2.99%) Data Migration
13 27 (2.69%) Wealth Management
14 26 (2.59%) Validation
14 26 (2.59%) TDD
15 23 (2.30%) Test Scripting
15 23 (2.30%) Scrum
15 23 (2.30%) Project Planning
15 23 (2.30%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 162 (16.17%) SQL
2 67 (6.69%) Java
3 43 (4.29%) JavaScript
3 43 (4.29%) C#
4 22 (2.20%) T-SQL
5 20 (2.00%) VBScript
6 11 (1.10%) Objective-C
7 9 (0.90%) C
8 7 (0.70%) PL/SQL
9 6 (0.60%) COBOL
10 4 (0.40%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.40%) VBA
11 3 (0.30%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.20%) JCL
12 2 (0.20%) VB
12 2 (0.20%) REXX
13 1 (0.100%) MUMPS
13 1 (0.100%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.100%) C++
13 1 (0.100%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (1.20%) Degree
2 10 (1.00%) ISEB
2 10 (1.00%) PMI Certification
3 9 (0.90%) PMP
4 6 (0.60%) Security Cleared
5 5 (0.50%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.50%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.40%) CISSP
6 4 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.30%) CISA
7 3 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.20%) MCITP
8 2 (0.20%) ACCA
8 2 (0.20%) CCAB
8 2 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.100%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.90%) Data Quality
2 17 (1.70%) QA
3 14 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.60%) COBIT
4 6 (0.60%) SLA
5 4 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.30%) EMIR
6 3 (0.30%) FATCA
6 3 (0.30%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.20%) FINREP
8 1 (0.100%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.100%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.100%) UCITS
8 1 (0.100%) COREP
System Software
1 26 (2.59%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.60%) MetaFrame
3 5 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (0.40%) XenApp
4 4 (0.40%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.20%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.20%) RACF
7 1 (0.100%) Firmware
7 1 (0.100%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.100%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.90%) SCCM
3 4 (0.40%) Control-M
4 3 (0.30%) CA Endevor
4 3 (0.30%) CA LISA
5 2 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.20%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.20%) WSUS
5 2 (0.20%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.100%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.100%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.100%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 71 (7.09%) Oracle
2 68 (6.79%) Microsoft
3 25 (2.50%) IBM
4 21 (2.10%) Teradata
5 19 (1.90%) Charles River
6 17 (1.70%) Informatica
7 15 (1.50%) Citrix
8 13 (1.30%) VMware
9 12 (1.20%) HP
10 11 (1.10%) EMC
10 11 (1.10%) Red Hat
11 9 (0.90%) Business Objects
11 9 (0.90%) TIBCO
12 8 (0.80%) Ab Initio
12 8 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (0.70%) CheckPoint
13 7 (0.70%) Polycom
14 6 (0.60%) Altiris
14 6 (0.60%) Chordiant
14 6 (0.60%) CA
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