The first 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Edinburgh region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 432 382 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 33.75% 37.38% 48.59%
As % of the General category 71.64% 67.97% 72.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 170 266
Average daily rate
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£400 £396 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £514 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £18.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.20 £9.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £20.50 £21.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.50%
General Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
603 562 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 47.11% 54.99% 67.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 254 333
Average daily rate £413 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 7
Average hourly rate £10.50 £10.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Finance
Scotland

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 July 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 July 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.

1 247 (29.06%) Banking
2 187 (22.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 153 (18.00%) Project Management
4 98 (11.53%) Retail
5 88 (10.35%) Oracle
6 74 (8.71%) SQL
7 72 (8.47%) Windows
7 72 (8.47%) Migration
8 71 (8.35%) Asset Management
9 62 (7.29%) Retail Banking
10 59 (6.94%) Investment Management
11 56 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
12 55 (6.47%) Business Analysis
12 55 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
13 52 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
14 50 (5.88%) Microsoft
15 47 (5.53%) MS Excel
15 47 (5.53%) Linux
16 41 (4.82%) Mainframe
17 40 (4.71%) UNIX
18 35 (4.12%) PRINCE2
18 35 (4.12%) SQL Server
18 35 (4.12%) SAS
19 33 (3.88%) Cognos
19 33 (3.88%) .NET
20 32 (3.76%) Java
20 32 (3.76%) MS Office
20 32 (3.76%) Data Analysis
21 31 (3.65%) VBA
22 30 (3.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 35 (4.12%) SAS
2 26 (3.06%) WebSphere
3 14 (1.65%) CICS
4 11 (1.29%) CMS
5 10 (1.18%) SharePoint
6 7 (0.82%) WebSphere Portal
7 5 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (0.59%) TeamSite
8 3 (0.35%) Node.js
8 3 (0.35%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.35%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.35%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.35%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (0.24%) Lync
9 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.12%) WorkSite
Applications
1 47 (5.53%) MS Excel
2 32 (3.76%) MS Office
3 23 (2.71%) MS Project
4 17 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (1.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (3.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 16 (1.88%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.59%) Agresso
4 4 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.24%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 2 (0.24%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.12%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.12%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.12%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.88%) SAN
2 10 (1.18%) HTTP
3 9 (1.06%) NAS
4 8 (0.94%) Intranet
5 5 (0.59%) Internet
5 5 (0.59%) Firewall
6 4 (0.47%) ATM
6 4 (0.47%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (0.35%) Connectrix
8 2 (0.24%) LAN
8 2 (0.24%) WAN
8 2 (0.24%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.12%) DNS
9 1 (0.12%) SSL
9 1 (0.12%) DAB
9 1 (0.12%) VoIP
9 1 (0.12%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
2 35 (4.12%) SQL Server
3 29 (3.41%) Cognos Report Studio
4 28 (3.29%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 27 (3.18%) Cognos Transformer
6 23 (2.71%) Relational Database
7 19 (2.24%) RDBMS
8 16 (1.88%) DB2
9 9 (1.06%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.47%) MS Access
12 4 (0.47%) MySQL
13 3 (0.35%) Oracle9i Database
13 3 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.35%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 9 (1.06%) Git (software)
2 8 (0.94%) Subversion
3 5 (0.59%) ERwin
3 5 (0.59%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.47%) PowerDesigner
5 3 (0.35%) Maven
5 3 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.35%) Introscope
6 2 (0.24%) CruiseControl
6 2 (0.24%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.24%) Grunt
6 2 (0.24%) JIRA
6 2 (0.24%) PeopleTools
6 2 (0.24%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.12%) Ant
7 1 (0.12%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.12%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.12%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.12%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.12%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 247 (29.06%) Banking
2 98 (11.53%) Retail
3 62 (7.29%) Retail Banking
4 25 (2.94%) Advertising
5 19 (2.24%) Financial Institution
6 16 (1.88%) Legal
7 15 (1.76%) Publishing
8 13 (1.53%) Front Office
8 13 (1.53%) Marketing
8 13 (1.53%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.06%) Back Office
10 5 (0.59%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.47%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.24%) German Language
12 2 (0.24%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.24%) Billing
13 1 (0.12%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 245 (28.82%) Analyst
2 145 (17.06%) Project Manager
3 119 (14.00%) Developer
4 110 (12.94%) Business Analyst
5 64 (7.53%) Architect
6 42 (4.94%) Consultant
7 37 (4.35%) PMO Analyst
8 32 (3.76%) Cognos Developer
8 32 (3.76%) Senior Manager
9 29 (3.41%) Senior Analyst
9 29 (3.41%) Senior Project Manager
10 27 (3.18%) Programme Manager
11 25 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
12 23 (2.71%) Administrator
13 20 (2.35%) Data Analyst
14 18 (2.12%) Test Analyst
15 17 (2.00%) Infrastructure Manager
16 16 (1.88%) Junior
17 15 (1.76%) Systems Analyst
17 15 (1.76%) SAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (3.88%) .NET
2 27 (3.18%) HTML
3 20 (2.35%) jQuery
4 19 (2.24%) CSS
4 19 (2.24%) XML
5 17 (2.00%) Web Services
6 15 (1.76%) ASP.NET
7 14 (1.65%) Middleware
8 12 (1.41%) Java EE
8 12 (1.41%) HTML5
9 10 (1.18%) SOAP
10 9 (1.06%) CSS3
11 8 (0.94%) .NET Framework
12 7 (0.82%) JSON
12 7 (0.82%) RESTful
13 5 (0.59%) Application Packaging
13 5 (0.59%) Hibernate
13 5 (0.59%) JSF
13 5 (0.59%) J2EE
14 4 (0.47%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 41 (4.82%) Mainframe
2 19 (2.24%) Management Information System
3 17 (2.00%) Derivative
4 16 (1.88%) Credit Risk
4 16 (1.88%) FMCG
5 14 (1.65%) Replication
6 10 (1.18%) Fixed Income
6 10 (1.18%) IBM Mainframe
7 9 (1.06%) Computer Science
8 8 (0.94%) Digital Media
9 6 (0.71%) Mobile App
9 6 (0.71%) Clustering
9 6 (0.71%) Equities
10 5 (0.59%) Statistics
10 5 (0.59%) Open Source
11 4 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.35%) E-Learning
12 3 (0.35%) SCORM
12 3 (0.35%) SWIFT
13 2 (0.24%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 72 (8.47%) Windows
2 47 (5.53%) Linux
3 40 (4.71%) UNIX
4 24 (2.82%) AIX
5 19 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (2.00%) zOS
7 16 (1.88%) Windows 7
8 11 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.82%) Solaris
10 7 (0.82%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.59%) Windows 2000
11 5 (0.59%) HPUX
12 4 (0.47%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.35%) Android
14 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.24%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.24%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.12%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (22.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 153 (18.00%) Project Management
3 72 (8.47%) Migration
4 71 (8.35%) Asset Management
5 59 (6.94%) Investment Management
6 56 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
7 55 (6.47%) Business Analysis
7 55 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
8 35 (4.12%) PRINCE2
9 32 (3.76%) Data Analysis
10 29 (3.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 28 (3.29%) Kimball Methodology
11 28 (3.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 28 (3.29%) Programme Management
11 28 (3.29%) Change Management
12 26 (3.06%) ITIL
12 26 (3.06%) Change Control
13 24 (2.82%) Data Management
13 24 (2.82%) Workflow
14 19 (2.24%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (8.71%) SQL
2 32 (3.76%) Java
3 31 (3.65%) VBA
4 28 (3.29%) JavaScript
5 24 (2.82%) C#
6 13 (1.53%) C
6 13 (1.53%) VB
7 9 (1.06%) T-SQL
8 5 (0.59%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.47%) VB6
10 3 (0.35%) SAS Macro
10 3 (0.35%) JCL
11 2 (0.24%) VBScript
11 2 (0.24%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.24%) COBOL
11 2 (0.24%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.24%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.12%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.12%) Korn
12 1 (0.12%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (2.94%) Degree
2 17 (2.00%) ISEB
3 13 (1.53%) CISSP
4 8 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (0.82%) CISA
5 7 (0.82%) CISM
6 5 (0.59%) PMI Certification
6 5 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.47%) HNC
7 4 (0.47%) HND
7 4 (0.47%) PMP
7 4 (0.47%) CEH
7 4 (0.47%) CISMP
7 4 (0.47%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.35%) IIBA
8 3 (0.35%) ACCA
9 2 (0.24%) CIMA
9 2 (0.24%) CCAB
9 2 (0.24%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.53%) QA
2 9 (1.06%) SLA
3 8 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (0.94%) EMIR
3 8 (0.94%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (0.59%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.35%) Basel II
6 3 (0.35%) MiFID
7 2 (0.24%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.12%) WCAG
8 1 (0.12%) FATCA
8 1 (0.12%) FINREP
System Software
1 12 (1.41%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.06%) SRDF
3 8 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.35%) ACF2
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.24%) RACF
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.24%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.24%) XenApp
8 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 9 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.59%) Data Guard
2 5 (0.59%) Tivoli
2 5 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (0.59%) SCCM
3 4 (0.47%) NetBackup
3 4 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (0.35%) CA Wily
5 2 (0.24%) SCOM
5 2 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.24%) OpenView
6 1 (0.12%) HP UCMDB
6 1 (0.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 88 (10.35%) Oracle
2 50 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 33 (3.88%) Cognos
4 26 (3.06%) Charles River
5 24 (2.82%) IBM
6 20 (2.35%) HP
7 14 (1.65%) VMware
8 13 (1.53%) EMC
9 12 (1.41%) Citrix
9 12 (1.41%) Red Hat
10 7 (0.82%) Teradata
11 6 (0.71%) Informatica
11 6 (0.71%) CA
12 5 (0.59%) Sun
12 5 (0.59%) Business Objects
12 5 (0.59%) PeopleSoft
12 5 (0.59%) BI-SAM
13 4 (0.47%) TSYS
13 4 (0.47%) JBoss
13 4 (0.47%) Cisco
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £275.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Edinburgh
Real Staffing
Rate: £10 - £12 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 11 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 - £225.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Orgtel
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Aston Carter
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £320 - £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Change Recruitment Group
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £475 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Orgtel
Rate: £380 - £480 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Rate: £330 - £350 per annum + DOE
Posted: 14 days ago