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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 560 522 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 39.30% 38.78% 31.10%
As % of the General category 71.34% 69.41% 68.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 309 183
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £304 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Average hourly rate £55.50 £11.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+404.54% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £91.10 £22.55 £17.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +10.00%
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
785 752 535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 55.09% 55.87% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 382 255
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £536 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
Average hourly rate £11.00 £11.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.86 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.21% +15.55%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 493 (40.54%) Banking
2 264 (21.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 194 (15.95%) Migration
4 171 (14.06%) Project Management
5 158 (12.99%) Retail
6 139 (11.43%) SQL
7 137 (11.27%) Agile Software Development
8 135 (11.10%) Data Centre
9 124 (10.20%) Retail Banking
10 97 (7.98%) Oracle
11 86 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
12 79 (6.50%) Microsoft
13 75 (6.17%) Unix
14 69 (5.67%) SQL Server
14 69 (5.67%) Asset Management
15 66 (5.43%) PRINCE2
15 66 (5.43%) User Acceptance Testing
16 65 (5.35%) Business Analysis
17 64 (5.26%) Markit EDM
17 64 (5.26%) Windows
18 59 (4.85%) Scrum
19 57 (4.69%) ETL
20 56 (4.61%) SAS
20 56 (4.61%) Change Management
21 55 (4.52%) MS Excel
22 53 (4.36%) Law
23 52 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
24 49 (4.03%) Investment Management
25 46 (3.78%) ISEB
26 45 (3.70%) SharePoint

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 56 (4.61%) SAS
2 45 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 26 (2.14%) Node.js
4 25 (2.06%) WebSphere
5 17 (1.40%) CMS
6 8 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 8 (0.66%) CICS
6 8 (0.66%) IIS
7 7 (0.58%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.58%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.49%) JBoss
9 5 (0.41%) Apache
9 5 (0.41%) PowerExchange
9 5 (0.41%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.25%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (0.25%) iPlanet
10 3 (0.25%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.25%) WebSphere Portal
10 3 (0.25%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 55 (4.52%) MS Excel
2 26 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (1.81%) MS Office
4 21 (1.73%) MS Project
5 8 (0.66%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 64 (5.26%) Markit EDM
2 8 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.58%) thinkFolio
3 7 (0.58%) Unit4 Business World
4 6 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
4 6 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.41%) Oracle Cash Management
5 5 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (0.41%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 5 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.25%) CODA-Financials
7 3 (0.25%) Eikon
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.25%) Primavera
8 2 (0.16%) ACBS
8 2 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.082%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.90%) SaaS
2 7 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.33%) IaaS
4 3 (0.25%) IBM Blueworks
5 2 (0.16%) PaaS
5 2 (0.16%) Taleo
6 1 (0.082%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.082%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.082%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.96%) Network Security
2 11 (0.90%) Firewall
2 11 (0.90%) WAN
3 9 (0.74%) LAN
4 8 (0.66%) Internet
5 6 (0.49%) ISDN
5 6 (0.49%) SAN
6 5 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (0.41%) HTTP
6 5 (0.41%) Skype
7 4 (0.33%) ATM
7 4 (0.33%) BGP
7 4 (0.33%) DNS
7 4 (0.33%) EIGRP
7 4 (0.33%) LDAP
7 4 (0.33%) NetScaler
7 4 (0.33%) OSPF
7 4 (0.33%) PPP
7 4 (0.33%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 52 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (1.07%) Oracle Database
5 11 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
6 10 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (0.74%) DB2
7 9 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
8 8 (0.66%) DTS
8 8 (0.66%) PowerCenter
9 7 (0.58%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.58%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.49%) SAS EBI
11 5 (0.41%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 4 (0.33%) Big Data
12 4 (0.33%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 18 (1.48%) Git (software)
1 18 (1.48%) gulp
2 16 (1.32%) JIRA
3 11 (0.90%) Selenium
3 11 (0.90%) Visual Studio
4 10 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (0.74%) Grunt
5 9 (0.74%) WebDriver
6 8 (0.66%) ERwin
7 7 (0.58%) Jenkins
8 6 (0.49%) Axure RP
8 6 (0.49%) HP UFT
8 6 (0.49%) Jasmine
9 5 (0.41%) Toad
10 4 (0.33%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.25%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.25%) LoadRunner
11 3 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.25%) Subversion
12 2 (0.16%) FitNesse
General
1 493 (40.54%) Banking
2 158 (12.99%) Retail
3 124 (10.20%) Retail Banking
4 53 (4.36%) Law
5 17 (1.40%) Investment Banking
6 15 (1.23%) Financial Institution
7 12 (0.99%) Back Office
8 11 (0.90%) Marketing
9 9 (0.74%) Front Office
10 8 (0.66%) Advertising
11 7 (0.58%) Legal
12 6 (0.49%) General Ledger
12 6 (0.49%) German Language
12 6 (0.49%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.25%) Billing
13 3 (0.25%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.082%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.082%) International Banking
14 1 (0.082%) Military
14 1 (0.082%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 331 (27.22%) Analyst
2 186 (15.30%) Project Manager
3 145 (11.92%) Developer
4 136 (11.18%) Business Analyst
5 118 (9.70%) Architect
6 87 (7.15%) Consultant
7 64 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
8 63 (5.18%) Test Analyst
9 54 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
10 47 (3.87%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 46 (3.78%) Financial Analyst
12 40 (3.29%) Test Manager
13 37 (3.04%) IT Manager
13 37 (3.04%) Service Analyst
14 36 (2.96%) Programme Manager
15 34 (2.80%) Banking Analyst
16 30 (2.47%) PMO Analyst
17 29 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
18 27 (2.22%) Banking Project Manager
18 27 (2.22%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (2.47%) .NET
2 28 (2.30%) HTML
3 27 (2.22%) Middleware
4 25 (2.06%) Web Services
5 24 (1.97%) CSS
6 20 (1.64%) React
7 17 (1.40%) AngularJS
8 16 (1.32%) RefluxJS
9 14 (1.15%) Backbone.js
9 14 (1.15%) jQuery
10 12 (0.99%) HTML5
10 12 (0.99%) KnockoutJS
11 11 (0.90%) Ember.js
11 11 (0.90%) Meteor
11 11 (0.90%) Polymer
11 11 (0.90%) REST
12 10 (0.82%) hapi
12 10 (0.82%) LESS
12 10 (0.82%) SOAP
13 8 (0.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 135 (11.10%) Data Centre
2 86 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (2.47%) Mainframe
4 28 (2.30%) User Experience
5 26 (2.14%) Clustering
6 25 (2.06%) Credit Risk
7 22 (1.81%) Data Integration
7 22 (1.81%) iPad
8 16 (1.32%) Management Information System
9 14 (1.15%) Taxonomies
10 13 (1.07%) Derivative
11 10 (0.82%) Replication
12 8 (0.66%) Computer Science
12 8 (0.66%) Equities
12 8 (0.66%) N-Tier
12 8 (0.66%) PKI
13 7 (0.58%) DataPower
14 6 (0.49%) Data Extraction
14 6 (0.49%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.49%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 75 (6.17%) Unix
2 64 (5.26%) Windows
3 39 (3.21%) Linux
4 38 (3.13%) Solaris
5 24 (1.97%) AIX
6 19 (1.56%) HPUX
7 17 (1.40%) Windows Server
8 15 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.82%) zOS
10 9 (0.74%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.49%) Android
11 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.41%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.16%) OpenVMS
14 2 (0.16%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.082%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.082%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (21.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 194 (15.95%) Migration
3 171 (14.06%) Project Management
4 137 (11.27%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (5.67%) Asset Management
6 66 (5.43%) PRINCE2
6 66 (5.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 65 (5.35%) Business Analysis
8 59 (4.85%) Scrum
9 57 (4.69%) ETL
10 56 (4.61%) Change Management
11 49 (4.03%) Investment Management
12 44 (3.62%) Analytics
12 44 (3.62%) Change Control
12 44 (3.62%) Data Modelling
12 44 (3.62%) Software Testing
13 42 (3.45%) Risk Management
13 42 (3.45%) SDLC
14 41 (3.37%) ITIL
15 39 (3.21%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 139 (11.43%) SQL
2 40 (3.29%) JavaScript
3 33 (2.71%) Java
4 26 (2.14%) C#
5 24 (1.97%) VBA
6 16 (1.32%) T-SQL
7 11 (0.90%) PowerShell
8 10 (0.82%) ES6
9 8 (0.66%) PL/SQL
10 7 (0.58%) Apple Swift
10 7 (0.58%) Objective-C
11 6 (0.49%) SAS Macro
11 6 (0.49%) VBScript
12 5 (0.41%) C
12 5 (0.41%) C++
12 5 (0.41%) JSX
13 4 (0.33%) Perl
14 3 (0.25%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.25%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 46 (3.78%) ISEB
2 32 (2.63%) ISTQB
3 26 (2.14%) Degree
4 23 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 16 (1.32%) CISSP
6 14 (1.15%) CISMP
7 13 (1.07%) CCNA
7 13 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (0.99%) CCNP
9 11 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (0.74%) CCIE
11 8 (0.66%) Security Cleared
12 7 (0.58%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 5 (0.41%) CCSA
14 4 (0.33%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.33%) PMP
14 4 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 3 (0.25%) IIBA
16 2 (0.16%) Six Sigma Green Belt
17 1 (0.082%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (1.97%) QA
2 19 (1.56%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.82%) MiFID
4 7 (0.58%) FATCA
5 6 (0.49%) SLA
6 5 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.25%) COBIT
7 3 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.25%) SEPA
8 2 (0.16%) Basel III
8 2 (0.16%) SDET
9 1 (0.082%) Basel II
9 1 (0.082%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.082%) EMIR
9 1 (0.082%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.082%) Solvency II
System Software
1 32 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 16 (1.32%) Veritas File System
3 16 (1.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 10 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.74%) Docker
6 8 (0.66%) XenApp
7 7 (0.58%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.49%) RACF
9 5 (0.41%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.33%) SRDF
11 3 (0.25%) Firmware
12 2 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.16%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.082%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.082%) Cygwin
13 1 (0.082%) HDFS
13 1 (0.082%) vCloud
13 1 (0.082%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (1.23%) QRadar
3 6 (0.49%) SCCM
3 6 (0.49%) SCOM
4 5 (0.41%) CA Single Sign-On
4 5 (0.41%) FortiGate
4 5 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (0.33%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.33%) TeamSite
5 4 (0.33%) WSUS
6 3 (0.25%) Ansible
6 3 (0.25%) TADDM
6 3 (0.25%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.16%) TIBCO Hawk
8 1 (0.082%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.082%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.082%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.082%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 1 (0.082%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 97 (7.98%) Oracle
2 79 (6.50%) Microsoft
3 38 (3.13%) Citrix
4 29 (2.38%) CA
4 29 (2.38%) HP
5 26 (2.14%) IBM
6 25 (2.06%) Charles River
7 22 (1.81%) Veritas
8 21 (1.73%) Cisco
9 20 (1.64%) Informatica
10 18 (1.48%) Teradata
11 17 (1.40%) Splunk
12 16 (1.32%) ServiceNow
13 15 (1.23%) Pega
14 14 (1.15%) VMware
15 13 (1.07%) Red Hat
16 12 (0.99%) Ab Initio
16 12 (0.99%) Remedy
17 10 (0.82%) Adobe
17 10 (0.82%) EMC
Edinburgh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
SQ Computer Personnel
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 19 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £15 - £18 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £315 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Thebes IT
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Thebes IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Thebes IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Thebes IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Thebes IT
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh
iKas International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Edinburgh
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Edinburgh
Huxley
Rate: £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Edinburgh
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Edinburgh
Churchill Frank International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 26 days ago