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 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 395 439 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 33.50% 39.76% 48.55%
As % of the General category 69.06% 69.68% 70.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 175 277
Average daily rate
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£400 £396 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +13.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.25%
Finance
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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
572 630 731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 48.52% 57.07% 68.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 252 347
Average daily rate £425 £396 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.32% +9.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 8
Average hourly rate £10.50 £10.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014, 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.

1 245 (29.99%) Banking
2 177 (21.66%) Stakeholder Management
3 139 (17.01%) Project Management
4 111 (13.59%) Retail
5 94 (11.51%) Migration
6 81 (9.91%) Oracle
7 77 (9.42%) SQL
8 67 (8.20%) Windows
9 66 (8.08%) Asset Management
10 64 (7.83%) Retail Banking
11 58 (7.10%) Investment Management
12 57 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
13 54 (6.61%) Business Analysis
14 51 (6.24%) Microsoft
15 50 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
16 46 (5.63%) MS Excel
17 45 (5.51%) Agile Software Development
18 38 (4.65%) Linux
18 38 (4.65%) SQL Server
19 36 (4.41%) SAS
20 35 (4.28%) PRINCE2
20 35 (4.28%) Mainframe
21 32 (3.92%) Cognos
22 31 (3.79%) VBA
22 31 (3.79%) MS Office
23 30 (3.67%) UNIX
23 30 (3.67%) User Acceptance Testing
24 29 (3.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
25 28 (3.43%) Change Management
25 28 (3.43%) .NET

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 36 (4.41%) SAS
2 22 (2.69%) WebSphere
3 13 (1.59%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.35%) CICS
5 9 (1.10%) CMS
6 7 (0.86%) WebSphere Portal
7 6 (0.73%) Lync
7 6 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (0.61%) TeamSite
9 3 (0.37%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.37%) Node.js
9 3 (0.37%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.24%) IIS
10 2 (0.24%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.12%) Apache
Applications
1 46 (5.63%) MS Excel
2 31 (3.79%) MS Office
3 23 (2.82%) MS Project
4 19 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (3.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 17 (2.08%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.61%) Agresso
4 4 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.24%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.12%) FINCAD Analytics
7 1 (0.12%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.84%) SAN
2 10 (1.22%) HTTP
3 8 (0.98%) NAS
4 7 (0.86%) Intranet
5 5 (0.61%) Firewall
6 4 (0.49%) ATM
7 3 (0.37%) Connectrix
7 3 (0.37%) Internet
7 3 (0.37%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.24%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.24%) DNS
9 1 (0.12%) SSL
9 1 (0.12%) LAN
9 1 (0.12%) VoIP
9 1 (0.12%) WAN
9 1 (0.12%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
2 38 (4.65%) SQL Server
3 27 (3.30%) Cognos Report Studio
4 26 (3.18%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 25 (3.06%) Cognos Transformer
6 21 (2.57%) Relational Database
7 17 (2.08%) RDBMS
8 11 (1.35%) DB2
9 9 (1.10%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.86%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 7 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.49%) MySQL
12 3 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.37%) Oracle9i Database
12 3 (0.37%) MS Access
12 3 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.37%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (1.10%) Git (software)
2 8 (0.98%) Subversion
3 5 (0.61%) ERwin
3 5 (0.61%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.49%) PowerDesigner
5 3 (0.37%) Introscope
5 3 (0.37%) Maven
5 3 (0.37%) JIRA
5 3 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.24%) Ant
6 2 (0.24%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.24%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.24%) Grunt
6 2 (0.24%) CruiseControl
6 2 (0.24%) PeopleTools
6 2 (0.24%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.12%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.12%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.12%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.12%) Rational Rose
General
1 245 (29.99%) Banking
2 111 (13.59%) Retail
3 64 (7.83%) Retail Banking
4 19 (2.33%) Financial Institution
5 16 (1.96%) Marketing
6 14 (1.71%) Legal
6 14 (1.71%) Advertising
7 11 (1.35%) Back Office
8 10 (1.22%) Publishing
8 10 (1.22%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.10%) Front Office
10 4 (0.49%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.37%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.24%) German Language
12 2 (0.24%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.12%) Billing
13 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.12%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 243 (29.74%) Analyst
2 130 (15.91%) Project Manager
3 114 (13.95%) Developer
4 107 (13.10%) Business Analyst
5 63 (7.71%) Architect
6 47 (5.75%) Consultant
7 35 (4.28%) PMO Analyst
8 34 (4.16%) Programme Manager
9 30 (3.67%) Cognos Developer
10 29 (3.55%) Senior Manager
11 26 (3.18%) Senior Analyst
12 25 (3.06%) Senior Project Manager
13 24 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
14 21 (2.57%) Administrator
15 18 (2.20%) Data Analyst
15 18 (2.20%) Test Analyst
16 15 (1.84%) SAS Developer
17 14 (1.71%) Systems Analyst
17 14 (1.71%) Junior
17 14 (1.71%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.43%) .NET
2 23 (2.82%) HTML
3 19 (2.33%) XML
3 19 (2.33%) jQuery
4 17 (2.08%) CSS
4 17 (2.08%) Web Services
5 13 (1.59%) ASP.NET
6 10 (1.22%) SOAP
6 10 (1.22%) Middleware
6 10 (1.22%) HTML5
7 9 (1.10%) Java EE
8 7 (0.86%) JSON
8 7 (0.86%) RESTful
8 7 (0.86%) CSS3
9 6 (0.73%) Application Packaging
10 5 (0.61%) JSF
10 5 (0.61%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.49%) WCF
11 4 (0.49%) XSL
12 3 (0.37%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 35 (4.28%) Mainframe
2 19 (2.33%) Management Information System
2 19 (2.33%) Credit Risk
3 16 (1.96%) FMCG
4 15 (1.84%) Derivative
5 12 (1.47%) Replication
6 9 (1.10%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.10%) Digital Media
7 8 (0.98%) IBM Mainframe
7 8 (0.98%) Fixed Income
8 7 (0.86%) Clustering
8 7 (0.86%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.61%) Open Source
9 5 (0.61%) Statistics
10 4 (0.49%) Equities
11 3 (0.37%) Online Banking
11 3 (0.37%) E-Learning
11 3 (0.37%) SCORM
11 3 (0.37%) PMI
11 3 (0.37%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 67 (8.20%) Windows
2 38 (4.65%) Linux
3 30 (3.67%) UNIX
4 23 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (1.96%) AIX
6 14 (1.71%) zOS
6 14 (1.71%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (1.10%) Windows 2000
9 7 (0.86%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.73%) Solaris
10 6 (0.73%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.49%) HPUX
11 4 (0.49%) Android
12 3 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.24%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.24%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.12%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (21.66%) Stakeholder Management
2 139 (17.01%) Project Management
3 94 (11.51%) Migration
4 66 (8.08%) Asset Management
5 58 (7.10%) Investment Management
6 54 (6.61%) Business Analysis
7 50 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
8 45 (5.51%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (4.28%) PRINCE2
10 30 (3.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 29 (3.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 28 (3.43%) Change Management
13 27 (3.30%) Change Control
13 27 (3.30%) Kimball Methodology
14 26 (3.18%) ITIL
14 26 (3.18%) Data Analysis
15 24 (2.94%) Data Management
16 22 (2.69%) Workflow
17 21 (2.57%) Programme Management
18 20 (2.45%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (9.42%) SQL
2 31 (3.79%) VBA
3 27 (3.30%) JavaScript
4 26 (3.18%) Java
5 20 (2.45%) C#
6 10 (1.22%) C
7 9 (1.10%) T-SQL
7 9 (1.10%) VB
8 5 (0.61%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.49%) VB6
10 3 (0.37%) VBScript
11 2 (0.24%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.24%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.24%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.24%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.12%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.12%) PROC SQL
12 1 (0.12%) Python
12 1 (0.12%) REXX
12 1 (0.12%) JCL
Qualifications
1 23 (2.82%) Degree
2 13 (1.59%) CISSP
3 12 (1.47%) ISEB
4 8 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (0.86%) CISA
6 6 (0.73%) CISM
6 6 (0.73%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.61%) PMP
7 5 (0.61%) CEH
7 5 (0.61%) CISMP
8 4 (0.49%) ACCA
8 4 (0.49%) HNC
8 4 (0.49%) HND
9 3 (0.37%) MCSE
9 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.37%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.24%) CIMA
10 2 (0.24%) CCAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.71%) QA
2 10 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (0.98%) Solvency II
4 7 (0.86%) SLA
5 6 (0.73%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.61%) EMIR
6 5 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.49%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.49%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.37%) MiFID
8 3 (0.37%) Basel II
9 2 (0.24%) COBIT
10 1 (0.12%) WCAG
10 1 (0.12%) FINREP
System Software
1 19 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.98%) SRDF
3 6 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.37%) ACF2
5 3 (0.37%) XenApp
5 3 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.24%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.24%) MetaFrame
6 2 (0.24%) RACF
6 2 (0.24%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.86%) SCCM
3 5 (0.61%) Data Guard
4 4 (0.49%) NetBackup
4 4 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (0.37%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.37%) CA Wily
6 2 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.24%) OpenView
6 2 (0.24%) SCOM
7 1 (0.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 81 (9.91%) Oracle
2 51 (6.24%) Microsoft
3 32 (3.92%) Cognos
4 21 (2.57%) IBM
5 20 (2.45%) HP
6 19 (2.33%) Charles River
7 14 (1.71%) VMware
8 12 (1.47%) EMC
8 12 (1.47%) Citrix
9 10 (1.22%) Red Hat
10 9 (1.10%) Teradata
11 8 (0.98%) Altiris
12 7 (0.86%) Informatica
12 7 (0.86%) Business Objects
13 6 (0.73%) CA
14 5 (0.61%) Symantec
14 5 (0.61%) Sun
14 5 (0.61%) BI-SAM
15 4 (0.49%) TSYS
15 4 (0.49%) Linedata
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