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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 724 429 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 44.91% 33.52% 37.29%
As % of the General category 66.12% 71.86% 68.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 248 167
Average daily rate
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£377 £400 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.87% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £289 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 15
Average hourly rate £10.50 £11.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.34 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £19.20 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -
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
1095 597 561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 67.93% 46.64% 54.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 315 250
Average daily rate £380 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.87% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 20
Average hourly rate £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.10 £20.70 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 July 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 31 July 2015.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 552 (43.23%) Banking
2 300 (23.49%) Stakeholder Management
3 194 (15.19%) Migration
4 179 (14.02%) Retail
5 154 (12.06%) SQL
6 134 (10.49%) Project Management
7 113 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
7 113 (8.85%) Business Analysis
8 112 (8.77%) Retail Banking
9 100 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
10 98 (7.67%) Data Warehouse
11 87 (6.81%) Data Centre
12 82 (6.42%) User Acceptance Testing
13 78 (6.11%) Oracle
14 69 (5.40%) MS Excel
14 69 (5.40%) ETL
15 66 (5.17%) Change Management
16 62 (4.86%) SAS
17 58 (4.54%) Analytics
18 54 (4.23%) PRINCE2
19 51 (3.99%) Data Analysis
19 51 (3.99%) Test Scripting
20 50 (3.92%) UNIX
21 48 (3.76%) Microsoft
21 48 (3.76%) Data Migration
22 46 (3.60%) HP Quality Center
22 46 (3.60%) Business Intelligence
23 45 (3.52%) Asset Management
24 41 (3.21%) Target Operating Model
24 41 (3.21%) Java

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 62 (4.86%) SAS
2 27 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 11 (0.86%) Tomcat
4 10 (0.78%) JBoss
5 8 (0.63%) Apache
5 8 (0.63%) CMS
6 6 (0.47%) Apache Pig
7 4 (0.31%) IIS
8 3 (0.23%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.16%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Spatial
9 2 (0.16%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.16%) Lync
9 2 (0.16%) Node.js
9 2 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.16%) PowerExchange
10 1 (0.078%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.078%) FileNet
10 1 (0.078%) CICS
Applications
1 69 (5.40%) MS Excel
2 40 (3.13%) MS Office
3 33 (2.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 33 (2.58%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.88%) MS Project
5 5 (0.39%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.16%) Open Workbench
6 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (1.25%) Markit EDM
2 8 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (0.31%) Agresso
3 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.31%) Eikon
3 4 (0.31%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.16%) Primavera
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.078%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.078%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.078%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.078%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.47%) SaaS
2 6 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
2 6 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
3 4 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.23%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
5 2 (0.16%) IaaS
6 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.80%) Firewall
2 17 (1.33%) Intranet
3 15 (1.17%) Network Security
4 13 (1.02%) LAN
5 10 (0.78%) Internet
6 9 (0.70%) SAN
7 8 (0.63%) WAN
8 7 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (0.39%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.39%) DNS
10 4 (0.31%) CTI
10 4 (0.31%) VLAN
11 3 (0.23%) ATM
11 3 (0.23%) SSL
12 2 (0.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 2 (0.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 2 (0.16%) HTTP
12 2 (0.16%) BIG-IP
13 1 (0.078%) Cisco IPT
13 1 (0.078%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (7.67%) Data Warehouse
2 35 (2.74%) SQL Server
3 19 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (1.25%) Oracle Database
6 12 (0.94%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 12 (0.94%) Data Mining
7 11 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
7 11 (0.86%) PowerCenter
7 11 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (0.70%) Hadoop
9 8 (0.63%) NoSQL
10 7 (0.55%) Apache Hive
10 7 (0.55%) DataStage
10 7 (0.55%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
12 5 (0.39%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 13 (1.02%) Cucumber
2 10 (0.78%) Selenium
3 9 (0.70%) Git (software)
4 8 (0.63%) ERwin
4 8 (0.63%) JIRA
5 7 (0.55%) HP UFT
6 6 (0.47%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.39%) Mockito
7 5 (0.39%) Axure RP
7 5 (0.39%) TestDirector
7 5 (0.39%) JUnit
7 5 (0.39%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.31%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.31%) PowerBuilder
9 3 (0.23%) Subversion
9 3 (0.23%) MSI
9 3 (0.23%) Lombardi
9 3 (0.23%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.16%) gulp
General
1 552 (43.23%) Banking
2 179 (14.02%) Retail
3 112 (8.77%) Retail Banking
4 36 (2.82%) Financial Institution
5 33 (2.58%) Telecoms
6 31 (2.43%) Law
7 18 (1.41%) Investment Banking
8 16 (1.25%) Marketing
9 15 (1.17%) Back Office
10 10 (0.78%) General Ledger
11 9 (0.70%) Front Office
12 8 (0.63%) Advertising
13 7 (0.55%) German Language
14 5 (0.39%) Italian Language
14 5 (0.39%) Legal
15 4 (0.31%) Publishing
15 4 (0.31%) French Language
15 4 (0.31%) Private Banking
16 3 (0.23%) Manufacturing
17 2 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 519 (40.64%) Analyst
2 239 (18.72%) Business Analyst
3 165 (12.92%) Project Manager
4 122 (9.55%) Developer
5 80 (6.26%) Test Analyst
6 69 (5.40%) Test Manager
7 67 (5.25%) Architect
8 44 (3.45%) Banking Business Analyst
9 41 (3.21%) PMO Analyst
10 40 (3.13%) Data Analyst
11 37 (2.90%) Consultant
12 36 (2.82%) Infrastructure Manager
13 34 (2.66%) Senior Analyst
14 33 (2.58%) Senior Manager
15 31 (2.43%) Administrator
16 30 (2.35%) Test Leader
17 28 (2.19%) Infrastructure Project Manager
18 26 (2.04%) Solutions Architect
19 24 (1.88%) Credit Risk Analyst
20 21 (1.64%) Lead Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (2.74%) HTML
2 28 (2.19%) CSS
3 25 (1.96%) .NET
4 24 (1.88%) HTML5
5 20 (1.57%) jQuery
6 19 (1.49%) XML
7 16 (1.25%) Middleware
8 15 (1.17%) Web Services
9 13 (1.02%) RESTful
10 10 (0.78%) CSS3
10 10 (0.78%) J2EE
10 10 (0.78%) JSP
10 10 (0.78%) Spring
11 9 (0.70%) ASP.NET
11 9 (0.70%) LESS
12 8 (0.63%) JSON
13 7 (0.55%) Hibernate
13 7 (0.55%) Ajax
13 7 (0.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 6 (0.47%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 100 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (6.81%) Data Centre
3 36 (2.82%) Credit Risk
4 28 (2.19%) Mainframe
5 15 (1.17%) Clustering
5 15 (1.17%) User Experience
6 14 (1.10%) Data Integration
7 9 (0.70%) Derivative
8 8 (0.63%) Management Information System
9 6 (0.47%) Online Banking
10 5 (0.39%) Data Extraction
10 5 (0.39%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.39%) Equities
10 5 (0.39%) IVR
10 5 (0.39%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.31%) iSeries
12 3 (0.23%) DataPower
12 3 (0.23%) IBM Mainframe
12 3 (0.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 50 (3.92%) UNIX
2 40 (3.13%) Windows
3 29 (2.27%) Solaris
4 21 (1.64%) Linux
5 13 (1.02%) AIX
6 10 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.70%) HPUX
8 7 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.47%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.39%) Android
11 4 (0.31%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.23%) zOS
12 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.078%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (23.49%) Stakeholder Management
2 194 (15.19%) Migration
3 134 (10.49%) Project Management
4 113 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
4 113 (8.85%) Business Analysis
5 82 (6.42%) User Acceptance Testing
6 69 (5.40%) ETL
7 66 (5.17%) Change Management
8 58 (4.54%) Analytics
9 54 (4.23%) PRINCE2
10 51 (3.99%) Data Analysis
10 51 (3.99%) Test Scripting
11 48 (3.76%) Data Migration
12 46 (3.60%) Business Intelligence
13 45 (3.52%) Asset Management
14 41 (3.21%) Target Operating Model
15 38 (2.98%) Risk Management
16 36 (2.82%) ITIL
16 36 (2.82%) Investment Management
17 34 (2.66%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 154 (12.06%) SQL
2 41 (3.21%) Java
3 39 (3.05%) JavaScript
4 37 (2.90%) VBA
5 23 (1.80%) C#
6 16 (1.25%) Python
6 16 (1.25%) PL/SQL
7 11 (0.86%) C
8 10 (0.78%) T-SQL
8 10 (0.78%) PowerShell
9 7 (0.55%) VB.NET
10 5 (0.39%) PHP
11 4 (0.31%) VBScript
11 4 (0.31%) VB
12 3 (0.23%) C++
12 3 (0.23%) XPath
13 2 (0.16%) SAS Macro
13 2 (0.16%) Ada
14 1 (0.078%) PeopleCode
14 1 (0.078%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (2.82%) ISEB
2 26 (2.04%) Degree
3 23 (1.80%) ISTQB
4 17 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 13 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (0.63%) ACCA
7 8 (0.63%) CISSP
8 7 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.55%) CIMA
9 6 (0.47%) MBA
9 6 (0.47%) CISMP
9 6 (0.47%) CISM
10 5 (0.39%) CCNP
10 5 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (0.31%) CCNA
12 3 (0.23%) CISA
12 3 (0.23%) Sun Certification
12 3 (0.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 3 (0.23%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.74%) QA
2 17 (1.33%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.78%) FATCA
3 10 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.31%) SLA
5 4 (0.31%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.23%) EMIR
6 3 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.16%) FINREP
7 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.16%) GAAP
8 1 (0.078%) MiFID
8 1 (0.078%) COREP
System Software
1 15 (1.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 14 (1.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 13 (1.02%) Active Directory
4 12 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.94%) Veritas File System
5 4 (0.31%) Xen
6 3 (0.23%) SRDF
7 2 (0.16%) XenApp
7 2 (0.16%) RACF
7 2 (0.16%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.078%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.078%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.078%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.078%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.078%) vSphere
8 1 (0.078%) vCloud
8 1 (0.078%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 46 (3.60%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
2 6 (0.47%) TeamSite
3 5 (0.39%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.16%) Control-M
4 2 (0.16%) SCCM
4 2 (0.16%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.078%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.078%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.078%) Puppet
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.078%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 78 (6.11%) Oracle
2 48 (3.76%) Microsoft
3 23 (1.80%) CA
4 22 (1.72%) Informatica
5 19 (1.49%) IBM
6 18 (1.41%) Cisco
6 18 (1.41%) HP
7 17 (1.33%) Veritas
7 17 (1.33%) Teradata
8 15 (1.17%) VMware
8 15 (1.17%) Citrix
9 11 (0.86%) EMC
9 11 (0.86%) Red Hat
10 10 (0.78%) CheckPoint
11 9 (0.70%) Fortinet
11 9 (0.70%) F5
12 7 (0.55%) Imperva
12 7 (0.55%) Blue Coat
12 7 (0.55%) Nokia
12 7 (0.55%) SAP
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