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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 558 421 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 38.14% 33.68% 33.92%
As % of the General category 67.64% 74.78% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 216 118
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £265 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £550 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.14%
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
825 563 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 56.39% 45.04% 47.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 283 154
Average daily rate £395 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.24% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £562 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 2
Average hourly rate £10.00 £11.00 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £10.50 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.04 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -5.50%

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 4 May 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 4 May 2015.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 442 (40.22%) Banking
2 227 (20.66%) Stakeholder Management
3 166 (15.10%) SQL
4 165 (15.01%) Retail
5 126 (11.46%) Migration
6 119 (10.83%) Project Management
7 109 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
8 104 (9.46%) Business Analysis
9 100 (9.10%) Retail Banking
10 82 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
11 80 (7.28%) Data Warehouse
12 77 (7.01%) Oracle
13 69 (6.28%) MS Excel
14 66 (6.01%) Change Management
15 60 (5.46%) Microsoft
16 56 (5.10%) Windows
17 52 (4.73%) PRINCE2
17 52 (4.73%) Credit Risk
18 51 (4.64%) Investment Management
18 51 (4.64%) Java
18 51 (4.64%) SAS
19 50 (4.55%) MS Office
19 50 (4.55%) UNIX
20 49 (4.46%) SQL Server
20 49 (4.46%) Asset Management
21 44 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
22 39 (3.55%) MS PowerPoint
23 38 (3.46%) Data Analysis
23 38 (3.46%) JavaScript
23 38 (3.46%) ETL

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 51 (4.64%) SAS
2 33 (3.00%) SharePoint
3 21 (1.91%) JBoss
4 16 (1.46%) WebSphere
5 14 (1.27%) Tomcat
5 14 (1.27%) Apache
6 12 (1.09%) IIS
7 11 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (0.73%) CMS
9 6 (0.55%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.36%) CICS
11 3 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.27%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.18%) Lync
12 2 (0.18%) WebSphere Portal
12 2 (0.18%) Confluence
12 2 (0.18%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.091%) ArcSDE
13 1 (0.091%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.091%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 69 (6.28%) MS Excel
2 50 (4.55%) MS Office
3 39 (3.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 35 (3.18%) MS Visio
5 32 (2.91%) MS Project
6 2 (0.18%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.091%) SPSS
7 1 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (2.82%) Markit EDM
2 6 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
3 5 (0.45%) Agresso
4 4 (0.36%) Eikon
4 4 (0.36%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.18%) Primavera
5 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.091%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.091%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.091%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.091%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.091%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.091%) Eagle STAR
6 1 (0.091%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.55%) Amazon EMR
2 6 (0.55%) Amazon Kinesis
2 6 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.18%) IaaS
4 2 (0.18%) SaaS
5 1 (0.091%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.091%) Silverpop
5 1 (0.091%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.18%) Intranet
2 11 (1.00%) Firewall
3 9 (0.82%) LAN
3 9 (0.82%) Internet
3 9 (0.82%) Network Security
4 8 (0.73%) SAN
5 5 (0.45%) WAN
6 4 (0.36%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.36%) DNS
6 4 (0.36%) VLAN
7 3 (0.27%) SSL
7 3 (0.27%) DHCP
7 3 (0.27%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (0.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (0.18%) CTI
8 2 (0.18%) BGP
8 2 (0.18%) EIGRP
8 2 (0.18%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.091%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (7.28%) Data Warehouse
2 49 (4.46%) SQL Server
3 19 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (1.64%) Oracle Database
5 16 (1.46%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 11 (1.00%) Hadoop
7 9 (0.82%) PowerCenter
8 8 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.64%) Data Mining
9 7 (0.64%) Apache Hive
10 6 (0.55%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.55%) SAS Enterprise Miner
10 6 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.55%) DB2
11 5 (0.45%) Informix
11 5 (0.45%) DataStage
11 5 (0.45%) Big Data
12 4 (0.36%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.36%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 14 (1.27%) Cucumber
2 10 (0.91%) Selenium
3 9 (0.82%) ERwin
4 8 (0.73%) Git (software)
4 8 (0.73%) JIRA
5 7 (0.64%) Subversion
5 7 (0.64%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (0.64%) JUnit
6 6 (0.55%) Mockito
7 4 (0.36%) Robolectric
7 4 (0.36%) Robotium
7 4 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.36%) TestDirector
7 4 (0.36%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.36%) NUnit
8 3 (0.27%) WebDriver
8 3 (0.27%) Mercurial
8 3 (0.27%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.18%) Gradle
9 2 (0.18%) Calabash
General
1 442 (40.22%) Banking
2 165 (15.01%) Retail
3 100 (9.10%) Retail Banking
4 18 (1.64%) Back Office
5 17 (1.55%) Financial Institution
6 15 (1.36%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.18%) Law
8 10 (0.91%) Front Office
8 10 (0.91%) Marketing
9 9 (0.82%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.82%) Legal
9 9 (0.82%) Advertising
10 8 (0.73%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.36%) French Language
11 4 (0.36%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.27%) Publishing
12 3 (0.27%) German Language
13 2 (0.18%) International Banking
14 1 (0.091%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 446 (40.58%) Analyst
2 187 (17.02%) Business Analyst
3 159 (14.47%) Project Manager
4 113 (10.28%) Developer
5 86 (7.83%) Architect
6 60 (5.46%) Test Analyst
7 44 (4.00%) Data Analyst
8 41 (3.73%) Test Manager
9 37 (3.37%) PMO Analyst
10 33 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
11 28 (2.55%) Infrastructure Manager
12 26 (2.37%) Administrator
12 26 (2.37%) Java Developer
13 25 (2.27%) Senior Analyst
14 24 (2.18%) Consultant
15 23 (2.09%) Infrastructure Architect
15 23 (2.09%) Systems Analyst
16 21 (1.91%) Programme Manager
16 21 (1.91%) Senior Manager
17 20 (1.82%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.55%) .NET
2 27 (2.46%) HTML
3 22 (2.00%) CSS
4 19 (1.73%) jQuery
5 17 (1.55%) ASP.NET
5 17 (1.55%) HTML5
6 13 (1.18%) .NET Framework
6 13 (1.18%) Spring
6 13 (1.18%) J2EE
7 12 (1.09%) CSS3
7 12 (1.09%) JSP
7 12 (1.09%) Ajax
8 11 (1.00%) Middleware
9 10 (0.91%) RESTful
9 10 (0.91%) JSF
10 9 (0.82%) JSON
10 9 (0.82%) Web Services
11 8 (0.73%) Struts
11 8 (0.73%) Hibernate
12 7 (0.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 82 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (4.73%) Credit Risk
3 23 (2.09%) Mainframe
4 12 (1.09%) Management Information System
5 10 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (0.91%) Data Extraction
5 10 (0.91%) Data Integration
6 9 (0.82%) User Experience
6 9 (0.82%) Mobile App
7 7 (0.64%) Clustering
7 7 (0.64%) Client/Server
8 6 (0.55%) Derivative
8 6 (0.55%) Online Banking
9 4 (0.36%) IBM Mainframe
9 4 (0.36%) iSeries
10 3 (0.27%) IVR
10 3 (0.27%) Animation
10 3 (0.27%) AS400
10 3 (0.27%) Open Source
10 3 (0.27%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 56 (5.10%) Windows
2 50 (4.55%) UNIX
3 32 (2.91%) Linux
4 17 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (1.09%) Solaris
6 9 (0.82%) AIX
7 8 (0.73%) Android
7 8 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (0.64%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.64%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.55%) HPUX
10 5 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.27%) zOS
12 1 (0.091%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (20.66%) Stakeholder Management
2 126 (11.46%) Migration
3 119 (10.83%) Project Management
4 109 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
5 104 (9.46%) Business Analysis
6 66 (6.01%) Change Management
7 52 (4.73%) PRINCE2
8 51 (4.64%) Investment Management
9 49 (4.46%) Asset Management
10 44 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 38 (3.46%) Data Analysis
11 38 (3.46%) ETL
11 38 (3.46%) Test Scripting
11 38 (3.46%) Analytics
12 37 (3.37%) Data Migration
13 36 (3.28%) ITIL
14 33 (3.00%) Data Management
15 31 (2.82%) Validation
16 29 (2.64%) Project Planning
17 28 (2.55%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 166 (15.10%) SQL
2 51 (4.64%) Java
3 38 (3.46%) JavaScript
4 23 (2.09%) VBA
5 22 (2.00%) C#
6 16 (1.46%) T-SQL
7 9 (0.82%) Python
7 9 (0.82%) VBScript
7 9 (0.82%) C
8 7 (0.64%) COBOL
8 7 (0.64%) PL/SQL
8 7 (0.64%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.27%) Objective-C
9 3 (0.27%) VB
9 3 (0.27%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.27%) XPath
10 2 (0.18%) SAS Macro
10 2 (0.18%) Perl
11 1 (0.091%) PHP
11 1 (0.091%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (2.27%) Degree
1 25 (2.27%) ISEB
2 20 (1.82%) ISTQB
3 11 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (0.91%) CISSP
5 9 (0.82%) PMI Certification
5 9 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 8 (0.73%) PMP
7 7 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (0.55%) CISM
8 6 (0.55%) CISMP
9 5 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.36%) CISA
11 3 (0.27%) CCNP
11 3 (0.27%) CCNA
12 2 (0.18%) CCIE
12 2 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.091%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.00%) Data Quality
2 21 (1.91%) QA
3 12 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (0.91%) FATCA
5 7 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.45%) SLA
7 4 (0.36%) COBIT
8 2 (0.18%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.091%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.091%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.091%) UCITS
9 1 (0.091%) EMIR
9 1 (0.091%) COREP
9 1 (0.091%) FINREP
System Software
1 13 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.36%) Xen
4 3 (0.27%) MetaFrame
4 3 (0.27%) XenApp
4 3 (0.27%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.18%) DFS Replication
5 2 (0.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.18%) RACF
6 1 (0.091%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 34 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (0.36%) Control-M
3 4 (0.36%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.27%) SCCM
4 3 (0.27%) CA Endevor
5 2 (0.18%) CA LISA
5 2 (0.18%) WSUS
6 1 (0.091%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.091%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.091%) Puppet
6 1 (0.091%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.091%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 77 (7.01%) Oracle
2 60 (5.46%) Microsoft
3 20 (1.82%) Teradata
4 19 (1.73%) Informatica
5 17 (1.55%) Red Hat
5 17 (1.55%) IBM
6 14 (1.27%) EMC
7 11 (1.00%) HP
7 11 (1.00%) Citrix
8 10 (0.91%) Charles River
8 10 (0.91%) CA
8 10 (0.91%) VMware
9 9 (0.82%) Cisco
9 9 (0.82%) Business Objects
10 8 (0.73%) Veritas
11 7 (0.64%) SAP
12 5 (0.45%) Sun
12 5 (0.45%) Bloomberg
12 5 (0.45%) Planview
13 4 (0.36%) Avaloq
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