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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 418 447 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 34.01% 40.53% 50.05%
As % of the General category 68.64% 71.63% 72.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 182 287
Average daily rate
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£410 £396 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.53% +11.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £281 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £13.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% +30.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -9.09%
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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
609 624 743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 49.55% 56.57% 68.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 250 356
Average daily rate £446 £396 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +9.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £270 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 21 11
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.00 £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.58%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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.

1 255 (30.29%) Banking
2 171 (20.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 140 (16.63%) Project Management
4 118 (14.01%) Retail
5 108 (12.83%) Migration
6 86 (10.21%) SQL
7 82 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
8 78 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
9 74 (8.79%) Oracle
10 72 (8.55%) Windows
11 71 (8.43%) Retail Banking
12 66 (7.84%) Asset Management
13 59 (7.01%) Microsoft
14 57 (6.77%) Data Warehouse
15 52 (6.18%) Business Analysis
16 48 (5.70%) Investment Management
17 45 (5.34%) SQL Server
18 44 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
19 43 (5.11%) MS Excel
20 41 (4.87%) Linux
20 41 (4.87%) SAS
21 37 (4.39%) PRINCE2
22 33 (3.92%) .NET
23 31 (3.68%) VBA
23 31 (3.68%) Mainframe
24 30 (3.56%) Active Directory
24 30 (3.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
25 29 (3.44%) User Acceptance Testing
25 29 (3.44%) MS Office
25 29 (3.44%) UNIX

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 41 (4.87%) SAS
2 26 (3.09%) WebSphere
3 14 (1.66%) Lync
4 13 (1.54%) SharePoint
5 12 (1.43%) CICS
6 9 (1.07%) CMS
7 8 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (0.83%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.83%) WebSphere Portal
9 6 (0.71%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.48%) IIS
10 4 (0.48%) Apache
10 4 (0.48%) TeamSite
11 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.36%) Node.js
12 2 (0.24%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 1 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 43 (5.11%) MS Excel
2 29 (3.44%) MS Office
3 22 (2.61%) MS Project
4 20 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (2.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (2.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 17 (2.02%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.59%) Agresso
4 4 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.36%) 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 17 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.54%) SAN
2 10 (1.19%) HTTP
3 8 (0.95%) NAS
4 7 (0.83%) Intranet
5 5 (0.59%) Firewall
6 4 (0.48%) ATM
7 3 (0.36%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.24%) DNS
8 2 (0.24%) Internet
8 2 (0.24%) Connectrix
9 1 (0.12%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.12%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.12%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.12%) LAN
9 1 (0.12%) WAN
9 1 (0.12%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (6.77%) Data Warehouse
2 45 (5.34%) SQL Server
3 21 (2.49%) Cognos Report Studio
4 20 (2.38%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 20 (2.38%) Cognos Transformer
5 19 (2.26%) Relational Database
6 15 (1.78%) RDBMS
7 14 (1.66%) DB2
8 9 (1.07%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 9 (1.07%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.59%) MySQL
12 4 (0.48%) QlikView
12 4 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.36%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.36%) Oracle9i Database
13 3 (0.36%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (1.07%) Git (software)
2 8 (0.95%) Subversion
3 5 (0.59%) ERwin
4 4 (0.48%) PowerDesigner
4 4 (0.48%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.48%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.36%) Ant
5 3 (0.36%) Maven
5 3 (0.36%) JIRA
5 3 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.36%) Introscope
6 2 (0.24%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.24%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.24%) CruiseControl
6 2 (0.24%) Selenium
6 2 (0.24%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.24%) PeopleTools
7 1 (0.12%) ProC
7 1 (0.12%) MSI
7 1 (0.12%) JUnit
General
1 255 (30.29%) Banking
2 118 (14.01%) Retail
3 71 (8.43%) Retail Banking
4 18 (2.14%) Financial Institution
5 16 (1.90%) Marketing
6 14 (1.66%) Legal
7 12 (1.43%) Advertising
8 11 (1.31%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.19%) Publishing
9 10 (1.19%) Front Office
10 7 (0.83%) Back Office
11 4 (0.48%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.48%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.36%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.24%) German Language
13 2 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.12%) Law
14 1 (0.12%) Military
14 1 (0.12%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 242 (28.74%) Analyst
2 137 (16.27%) Project Manager
3 120 (14.25%) Developer
4 103 (12.23%) Business Analyst
5 63 (7.48%) Architect
6 48 (5.70%) Consultant
7 35 (4.16%) Programme Manager
8 32 (3.80%) PMO Analyst
9 31 (3.68%) Senior Manager
10 27 (3.21%) Senior Project Manager
11 24 (2.85%) Senior Analyst
11 24 (2.85%) Cognos Developer
12 23 (2.73%) Administrator
13 21 (2.49%) Solutions Architect
14 19 (2.26%) Test Analyst
15 18 (2.14%) Data Analyst
16 16 (1.90%) .NET Developer
17 15 (1.78%) SAS Developer
18 14 (1.66%) MI Analyst
19 13 (1.54%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (3.92%) .NET
2 21 (2.49%) jQuery
3 20 (2.38%) HTML
4 19 (2.26%) XML
5 16 (1.90%) Web Services
6 15 (1.78%) ASP.NET
6 15 (1.78%) CSS
7 10 (1.19%) Middleware
8 9 (1.07%) SOAP
9 8 (0.95%) HTML5
10 7 (0.83%) RESTful
10 7 (0.83%) CSS3
10 7 (0.83%) .NET Framework
10 7 (0.83%) Java EE
10 7 (0.83%) JSON
10 7 (0.83%) Application Packaging
11 6 (0.71%) WCF
11 6 (0.71%) JSF
11 6 (0.71%) J2EE
12 5 (0.59%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 82 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (3.68%) Mainframe
3 21 (2.49%) Credit Risk
4 20 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.02%) Derivative
6 16 (1.90%) FMCG
7 11 (1.31%) Replication
8 9 (1.07%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.07%) Digital Media
9 8 (0.95%) Mobile App
9 8 (0.95%) IBM Mainframe
9 8 (0.95%) Fixed Income
10 6 (0.71%) Clustering
10 6 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.59%) Open Source
11 5 (0.59%) Statistics
12 4 (0.48%) Equities
12 4 (0.48%) User Experience
13 3 (0.36%) Data Extraction
13 3 (0.36%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 72 (8.55%) Windows
2 41 (4.87%) Linux
3 29 (3.44%) UNIX
4 25 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (2.02%) AIX
5 17 (2.02%) Windows 7
6 16 (1.90%) zOS
7 11 (1.31%) Windows 2000
8 10 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.95%) Android
10 7 (0.83%) Mac OS X
10 7 (0.83%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.71%) Solaris
12 5 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.48%) HPUX
14 2 (0.24%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.24%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.24%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (20.31%) Stakeholder Management
2 140 (16.63%) Project Management
3 108 (12.83%) Migration
4 78 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (7.84%) Asset Management
6 52 (6.18%) Business Analysis
7 48 (5.70%) Investment Management
8 44 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
9 37 (4.39%) PRINCE2
10 30 (3.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 29 (3.44%) User Acceptance Testing
12 28 (3.33%) Change Management
13 27 (3.21%) ITIL
14 25 (2.97%) Change Control
15 23 (2.73%) Data Analysis
16 21 (2.49%) Data Management
16 21 (2.49%) Test Scripting
16 21 (2.49%) Kimball Methodology
17 20 (2.38%) Data Migration
17 20 (2.38%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (10.21%) SQL
2 31 (3.68%) VBA
3 28 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 27 (3.21%) Java
5 26 (3.09%) C#
6 9 (1.07%) T-SQL
6 9 (1.07%) VB
7 7 (0.83%) C
8 6 (0.71%) VBScript
8 6 (0.71%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.48%) VB6
10 3 (0.36%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.36%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.24%) REXX
11 2 (0.24%) JCL
11 2 (0.24%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.24%) Korn
11 2 (0.24%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.24%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.12%) PROC SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (2.73%) Degree
2 13 (1.54%) CISSP
3 9 (1.07%) ISEB
4 8 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (0.83%) CISA
6 6 (0.71%) CISM
6 6 (0.71%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.59%) PMP
7 5 (0.59%) CEH
7 5 (0.59%) CISMP
8 4 (0.48%) ACCA
8 4 (0.48%) HNC
8 4 (0.48%) HND
9 3 (0.36%) MCSE
9 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.36%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.36%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.24%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.24%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.14%) QA
2 10 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (0.83%) SLA
3 7 (0.83%) EMIR
4 6 (0.71%) Solvency II
4 6 (0.71%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.59%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.48%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.24%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) MiFID
8 1 (0.12%) Basel II
8 1 (0.12%) FINREP
System Software
1 30 (3.56%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.95%) SRDF
3 6 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.36%) MetaFrame
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.36%) ACF2
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.24%) RACF
6 2 (0.24%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.24%) XenApp
6 2 (0.24%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (1.19%) SCCM
2 9 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.59%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.36%) CA Wily
4 3 (0.36%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.24%) SCOM
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.24%) OpenView
5 2 (0.24%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.12%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 74 (8.79%) Oracle
2 59 (7.01%) Microsoft
3 26 (3.09%) IBM
3 26 (3.09%) Cognos
4 21 (2.49%) HP
4 21 (2.49%) Charles River
5 17 (2.02%) Teradata
6 14 (1.66%) VMware
7 12 (1.43%) Citrix
8 11 (1.31%) EMC
9 10 (1.19%) Red Hat
10 9 (1.07%) Altiris
11 7 (0.83%) Polycom
11 7 (0.83%) Informatica
11 7 (0.83%) Business Objects
11 7 (0.83%) JBoss
12 5 (0.59%) Sun
12 5 (0.59%) Chordiant
12 5 (0.59%) Trillium
12 5 (0.59%) CA
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