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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 543 405 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 37.35% 33.39% 40.36%
As % of the General category 66.87% 71.30% 77.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 212 175
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 £300 £300 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 6
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
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
812 568 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 55.85% 46.83% 51.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 270 216
Average daily rate £400 £396 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 12
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.23% +15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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.

1 308 (32.15%) Banking
2 163 (17.01%) Stakeholder Management
2 163 (17.01%) SQL
3 138 (14.41%) Retail
4 111 (11.59%) Migration
5 109 (11.38%) Agile Software Development
6 99 (10.33%) Project Management
7 94 (9.81%) Retail Banking
8 88 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
9 81 (8.46%) SQL Server
10 72 (7.52%) Windows
11 68 (7.10%) Microsoft
12 67 (6.99%) Oracle
13 61 (6.37%) Business Analysis
14 60 (6.26%) Data Warehouse
15 59 (6.16%) Java
16 56 (5.85%) Investment Management
17 53 (5.53%) SAS
18 52 (5.43%) Asset Management
19 47 (4.91%) .NET
20 44 (4.59%) JavaScript
20 44 (4.59%) C#
20 44 (4.59%) MS Excel
21 42 (4.38%) Data Management
22 41 (4.28%) Credit Risk
23 40 (4.18%) UNIX
23 40 (4.18%) Markit EDM
24 35 (3.65%) MS Office
25 34 (3.55%) PRINCE2
26 31 (3.24%) Change Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 53 (5.53%) SAS
2 31 (3.24%) WebSphere
3 25 (2.61%) JBoss
4 21 (2.19%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.57%) Lync
6 13 (1.36%) Apache
6 13 (1.36%) Tomcat
7 12 (1.25%) WebLogic
7 12 (1.25%) IIS
8 9 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (0.84%) CMS
9 8 (0.84%) MS Exchange
10 7 (0.73%) CICS
11 5 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (0.52%) WebSphere Portal
12 4 (0.42%) MQSeries
13 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.31%) TeamSite
13 3 (0.31%) Jetty
13 3 (0.31%) Node.js
Applications
1 44 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 35 (3.65%) MS Office
3 26 (2.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 26 (2.71%) MS Visio
4 23 (2.40%) MS Project
5 4 (0.42%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 40 (4.18%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.21%) Eagle STAR
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.10%) AWD
5 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.10%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.10%) Agresso
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.10%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.21%) IaaS
4 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.10%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.42%) SAN
1 4 (0.42%) WAN
1 4 (0.42%) TCP/IP
1 4 (0.42%) LAN
2 3 (0.31%) Firewall
2 3 (0.31%) Internet
3 2 (0.21%) NetScaler
3 2 (0.21%) LDAP
3 2 (0.21%) SSL
3 2 (0.21%) VoIP
3 2 (0.21%) DNS
3 2 (0.21%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.10%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.10%) DHCP
4 1 (0.10%) FTP
4 1 (0.10%) Network Security
4 1 (0.10%) NAS
4 1 (0.10%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (8.46%) SQL Server
2 60 (6.26%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (0.94%) RDBMS
6 9 (0.94%) Relational Database
7 8 (0.84%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 8 (0.84%) DB2
8 5 (0.52%) Base SAS
8 5 (0.52%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.42%) Big Data
9 4 (0.42%) QlikView
10 3 (0.31%) Oracle OLAP
10 3 (0.31%) OLAP
10 3 (0.31%) MySQL
10 3 (0.31%) DataStage
10 3 (0.31%) BusinessObjects XI
10 3 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.31%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 11 (1.15%) Git (software)
2 9 (0.94%) Selenium
2 9 (0.94%) Cucumber
3 8 (0.84%) Eclipse
3 8 (0.84%) Subversion
4 7 (0.73%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.73%) Mercurial
5 5 (0.52%) JIRA
5 5 (0.52%) Ant
6 4 (0.42%) Mockito
6 4 (0.42%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.42%) WebDriver
6 4 (0.42%) JUnit
6 4 (0.42%) NUnit
6 4 (0.42%) Maven
7 3 (0.31%) Grunt
7 3 (0.31%) Gradle
8 2 (0.21%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.21%) Hudson
General
1 308 (32.15%) Banking
2 138 (14.41%) Retail
3 94 (9.81%) Retail Banking
4 18 (1.88%) Advertising
5 17 (1.77%) Front Office
6 16 (1.67%) Marketing
7 11 (1.15%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.15%) Back Office
8 7 (0.73%) Legal
8 7 (0.73%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.52%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.31%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.31%) Publishing
11 2 (0.21%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.21%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.10%) International Banking
12 1 (0.10%) Military
12 1 (0.10%) Electronics
12 1 (0.10%) Law
Job Titles
1 319 (33.30%) Analyst
2 160 (16.70%) Developer
3 143 (14.93%) Project Manager
4 118 (12.32%) Business Analyst
5 68 (7.10%) Architect
6 44 (4.59%) Consultant
7 37 (3.86%) Test Analyst
8 32 (3.34%) Programme Manager
9 31 (3.24%) Data Analyst
10 27 (2.82%) Senior Manager
10 27 (2.82%) .NET Developer
11 24 (2.51%) Senior Project Manager
11 24 (2.51%) Java Developer
12 22 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
13 21 (2.19%) Senior Analyst
14 20 (2.09%) Systems Analyst
15 17 (1.77%) PMO Analyst
15 17 (1.77%) PMO Manager
16 16 (1.67%) Designer
16 16 (1.67%) SAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (4.91%) .NET
2 30 (3.13%) jQuery
3 29 (3.03%) HTML
4 28 (2.92%) CSS
5 27 (2.82%) ASP.NET
6 22 (2.30%) XML
7 18 (1.88%) Middleware
7 18 (1.88%) .NET Framework
8 14 (1.46%) Web Services
9 13 (1.36%) J2EE
10 12 (1.25%) JSF
11 11 (1.15%) JSP
12 9 (0.94%) WCF
13 8 (0.84%) WinForms
13 8 (0.84%) Hibernate
13 8 (0.84%) Spring
13 8 (0.84%) WPF
14 7 (0.73%) FIX Protocol
14 7 (0.73%) Struts
14 7 (0.73%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 88 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (4.28%) Credit Risk
3 24 (2.51%) Mainframe
4 22 (2.30%) Management Information System
5 13 (1.36%) Mobile App
6 11 (1.15%) User Experience
7 10 (1.04%) Derivative
8 9 (0.94%) Digital Media
9 7 (0.73%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.73%) Online Banking
9 7 (0.73%) Data Extraction
10 6 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (0.63%) Reference Data
10 6 (0.63%) Clustering
11 5 (0.52%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.42%) Social Media
12 4 (0.42%) Data Integration
13 3 (0.31%) Animation
13 3 (0.31%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 72 (7.52%) Windows
2 40 (4.18%) UNIX
3 25 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (2.40%) Linux
5 19 (1.98%) Apple iOS
5 19 (1.98%) Android
6 15 (1.57%) Windows 7
7 11 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.84%) Windows 2000
10 6 (0.63%) zOS
11 5 (0.52%) AIX
12 4 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.21%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.21%) MVS
13 2 (0.21%) Solaris
14 1 (0.10%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.10%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (17.01%) Stakeholder Management
2 111 (11.59%) Migration
3 109 (11.38%) Agile Software Development
4 99 (10.33%) Project Management
5 61 (6.37%) Business Analysis
6 56 (5.85%) Investment Management
7 52 (5.43%) Asset Management
8 42 (4.38%) Data Management
9 34 (3.55%) PRINCE2
10 31 (3.24%) Change Management
11 30 (3.13%) Data Migration
12 28 (2.92%) Test Scripting
13 27 (2.82%) User Acceptance Testing
14 24 (2.51%) TDD
15 23 (2.40%) ITIL
16 22 (2.30%) Business Intelligence
16 22 (2.30%) Data Analysis
16 22 (2.30%) Wealth Management
17 21 (2.19%) Validation
17 21 (2.19%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 163 (17.01%) SQL
2 59 (6.16%) Java
3 44 (4.59%) JavaScript
3 44 (4.59%) C#
4 24 (2.51%) T-SQL
5 19 (1.98%) VBScript
6 9 (0.94%) Objective-C
7 7 (0.73%) C
8 6 (0.63%) PL/SQL
8 6 (0.63%) VBA
9 4 (0.42%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.42%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.21%) Bourne shell
10 2 (0.21%) SAS Macro
10 2 (0.21%) JCL
10 2 (0.21%) REXX
10 2 (0.21%) VB
10 2 (0.21%) COBOL
10 2 (0.21%) Korn
11 1 (0.10%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 12 (1.25%) Degree
2 10 (1.04%) PMP
2 10 (1.04%) PMI Certification
3 9 (0.94%) CISSP
4 7 (0.73%) ISEB
5 6 (0.63%) CISM
6 5 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.52%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.42%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.42%) CISA
8 3 (0.31%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.21%) ACCA
9 2 (0.21%) CCAB
9 2 (0.21%) HNC
9 2 (0.21%) HND
9 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.21%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.98%) Data Quality
2 17 (1.77%) QA
3 11 (1.15%) SLA
4 9 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.52%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.42%) EMIR
7 3 (0.31%) COBIT
7 3 (0.31%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.31%) FINREP
8 2 (0.21%) FATCA
9 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.10%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.10%) COREP
9 1 (0.10%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.10%) UCITS
System Software
1 30 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.52%) MetaFrame
3 4 (0.42%) XenApp
3 4 (0.42%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (0.21%) DFS Replication
5 2 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.21%) RACF
5 2 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.10%) Firmware
6 1 (0.10%) SRDF
6 1 (0.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 14 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.04%) SCCM
3 3 (0.31%) CA Endevor
3 3 (0.31%) Control-M
3 3 (0.31%) CA LISA
4 2 (0.21%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.21%) WSUS
5 1 (0.10%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.10%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 68 (7.10%) Microsoft
2 67 (6.99%) Oracle
3 25 (2.61%) IBM
4 24 (2.51%) Charles River
5 17 (1.77%) Teradata
6 15 (1.57%) VMware
6 15 (1.57%) Citrix
6 15 (1.57%) Informatica
7 14 (1.46%) HP
8 9 (0.94%) Business Objects
8 9 (0.94%) TIBCO
9 8 (0.84%) Ab Initio
10 7 (0.73%) Cognos
10 7 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.73%) Polycom
11 6 (0.63%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.63%) Trillium
11 6 (0.63%) Chordiant
11 6 (0.63%) Altiris
12 5 (0.52%) CA
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