The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Scotland region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 746 731 1013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.56% 29.56% 38.28%
As % of the General category 67.70% 67.00% 73.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 350 526
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.58% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 8
Average hourly rate £12.50 £18.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.43% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.30 £9.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.70 £21.90 £32.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -20.00%
General Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1102 1091 1384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.71% 44.12% 52.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 531 658
Average daily rate £398 £396 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.50% +9.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 37 28
Average hourly rate £11.25 £11.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.33 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £20.35 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.09%
Finance
UK

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the Scotland region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Scotland region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh 0 426 £400 +1.01% 75
Glasgow 0 211 £365 +4.28% 54
Stirling +1 56 £363 +20.73% 9
Aberdeen -1 15 £400 +6.66% 3
West Lothian +4 4 £400 -7.72% 2
Highlands - 3 - -
Fife -2 2 £373 -9.02% 2
Dundee +3 1 - -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £282 - 1
Lanarkshire - - - -
Perth and Kinross - - - -
Grampian - - - -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 397 (26.68%) Banking
2 263 (17.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 239 (16.06%) SQL
4 226 (15.19%) Project Management
5 159 (10.69%) Java
6 155 (10.42%) Oracle
7 132 (8.87%) Windows
8 123 (8.27%) UNIX
9 120 (8.06%) Migration
10 115 (7.73%) Retail
11 105 (7.06%) Microsoft
12 97 (6.52%) Linux
13 95 (6.38%) MS Excel
14 89 (5.98%) Asset Management
15 88 (5.91%) .NET
16 87 (5.85%) SQL Server
16 87 (5.85%) Business Analysis
17 82 (5.51%) Investment Management
18 78 (5.24%) Business Intelligence
18 78 (5.24%) Agile Software Development
19 74 (4.97%) Retail Banking
20 68 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
20 68 (4.57%) ITIL
21 67 (4.50%) PRINCE2
21 67 (4.50%) C#
21 67 (4.50%) Relational Database
22 65 (4.37%) HTML
23 64 (4.30%) Change Management
23 64 (4.30%) Data Analysis
24 62 (4.17%) XML

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 45 (3.02%) WebSphere
2 35 (2.35%) SAS
3 33 (2.22%) SharePoint
4 22 (1.48%) CICS
5 18 (1.21%) Tomcat
6 15 (1.01%) CMS
7 9 (0.60%) IBM Notes
7 9 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (0.47%) WebSphere Portal
10 6 (0.40%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.34%) Node.js
11 5 (0.34%) TeamSite
12 4 (0.27%) Adobe CQ
12 4 (0.27%) IIS
12 4 (0.27%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.27%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.27%) Apache
13 3 (0.20%) FileNet
14 2 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 95 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 55 (3.70%) MS Office
3 34 (2.28%) MS Project
4 29 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (1.34%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.27%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.067%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 33 (2.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 28 (1.88%) Markit EDM
3 22 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
5 13 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
6 12 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
7 9 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
7 9 (0.60%) Cognos TM1
7 9 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
8 7 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
8 7 (0.47%) Cognos Controller
8 7 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (0.47%) Agresso
8 7 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
9 6 (0.40%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 4 (0.27%) Oracle iProcurement
10 4 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
11 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 2 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
12 2 (0.13%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.067%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.21%) Firewall
2 17 (1.14%) SAN
3 14 (0.94%) HTTP
4 12 (0.81%) WAN
4 12 (0.81%) LAN
4 12 (0.81%) Intranet
5 8 (0.54%) NAS
6 7 (0.47%) ATM
7 5 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (0.34%) Internet
7 5 (0.34%) VoIP
7 5 (0.34%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.34%) VPN
7 5 (0.34%) DNS
8 4 (0.27%) Wireless
8 4 (0.27%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (0.20%) Network Security
9 3 (0.20%) H.323
9 3 (0.20%) Connectrix
9 3 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (5.85%) SQL Server
2 68 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
3 67 (4.50%) Relational Database
4 52 (3.49%) RDBMS
5 39 (2.62%) DB2
6 29 (1.95%) Cognos Report Studio
6 29 (1.95%) Oracle Database
7 28 (1.88%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 28 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 27 (1.81%) Cognos Transformer
9 23 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
10 22 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (1.34%) MS Access
12 15 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (0.60%) QlikView
14 8 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
15 7 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
15 7 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
16 6 (0.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (1.34%) Subversion
2 14 (0.94%) JUnit
3 9 (0.60%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.60%) Visual Studio
4 8 (0.54%) JIRA
5 7 (0.47%) Maven
6 6 (0.40%) Eclipse
6 6 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (0.34%) ERwin
8 4 (0.27%) GoogleTest
8 4 (0.27%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.27%) Ant
8 4 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.27%) PowerDesigner
8 4 (0.27%) CppUnit
9 3 (0.20%) Hudson
9 3 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.20%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.20%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.20%) TestDirector
General
1 397 (26.68%) Banking
2 115 (7.73%) Retail
3 74 (4.97%) Retail Banking
4 43 (2.89%) Front Office
5 39 (2.62%) Investment Banking
6 34 (2.28%) Financial Institution
7 29 (1.95%) Advertising
8 23 (1.55%) Legal
9 18 (1.21%) Publishing
10 17 (1.14%) Marketing
11 15 (1.01%) Back Office
12 9 (0.60%) General Ledger
13 7 (0.47%) Private Banking
13 7 (0.47%) Billing
14 4 (0.27%) Telecoms
14 4 (0.27%) Italian Language
15 3 (0.20%) German Language
15 3 (0.20%) Local Government
16 2 (0.13%) Manufacturing
17 1 (0.067%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 396 (26.61%) Analyst
2 309 (20.77%) Developer
3 209 (14.05%) Project Manager
4 185 (12.43%) Business Analyst
5 80 (5.38%) Architect
5 80 (5.38%) Consultant
6 71 (4.77%) Java Developer
7 46 (3.09%) Senior Manager
8 45 (3.02%) Administrator
8 45 (3.02%) PMO Analyst
9 42 (2.82%) Data Analyst
10 39 (2.62%) Senior Analyst
11 37 (2.49%) Senior Project Manager
12 36 (2.42%) Cognos Developer
13 32 (2.15%) Programme Manager
14 30 (2.02%) Designer
15 28 (1.88%) Solutions Architect
16 26 (1.75%) Test Analyst
17 25 (1.68%) Test Manager
17 25 (1.68%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (5.91%) .NET
2 65 (4.37%) HTML
3 62 (4.17%) XML
4 49 (3.29%) Web Services
5 48 (3.23%) Spring
6 43 (2.89%) CSS
7 31 (2.08%) jQuery
8 28 (1.88%) J2EE
9 27 (1.81%) HTML5
9 27 (1.81%) Hibernate
10 25 (1.68%) WPF
11 21 (1.41%) JMS
12 20 (1.34%) Middleware
13 19 (1.28%) ASP.NET
14 18 (1.21%) SOAP
15 16 (1.08%) Java EE
16 15 (1.01%) CSS3
17 14 (0.94%) XSLT
18 13 (0.87%) JSP
19 12 (0.81%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 54 (3.63%) Mainframe
2 42 (2.82%) Management Information System
3 28 (1.88%) Derivative
4 19 (1.28%) Computer Science
5 18 (1.21%) Fixed Income
6 17 (1.14%) Credit Risk
7 16 (1.08%) Data Integration
7 16 (1.08%) FMCG
8 14 (0.94%) Equities
9 13 (0.87%) Equity Derivative
9 13 (0.87%) Replication
10 12 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (0.74%) E-Learning
12 10 (0.67%) IBM Mainframe
13 9 (0.60%) Clustering
14 8 (0.54%) Mobile App
14 8 (0.54%) Reference Data
14 8 (0.54%) Open Source
15 7 (0.47%) Digital Media
15 7 (0.47%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 132 (8.87%) Windows
2 123 (8.27%) UNIX
3 97 (6.52%) Linux
4 24 (1.61%) zOS
5 23 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (1.48%) AIX
6 22 (1.48%) Windows 7
7 19 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (0.94%) Solaris
9 10 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.54%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.40%) Windows 2000
12 5 (0.34%) HPUX
12 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.27%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.20%) Android
14 3 (0.20%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (17.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 226 (15.19%) Project Management
3 120 (8.06%) Migration
4 89 (5.98%) Asset Management
5 87 (5.85%) Business Analysis
6 82 (5.51%) Investment Management
7 78 (5.24%) Business Intelligence
7 78 (5.24%) Agile Software Development
8 68 (4.57%) ITIL
9 67 (4.50%) PRINCE2
10 64 (4.30%) Change Management
10 64 (4.30%) Data Analysis
11 55 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
12 50 (3.36%) Data Management
13 48 (3.23%) ETL
14 43 (2.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 41 (2.76%) Performance Tuning
16 40 (2.69%) OO
17 38 (2.55%) Unit Testing
17 38 (2.55%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 239 (16.06%) SQL
2 159 (10.69%) Java
3 67 (4.50%) C#
4 52 (3.49%) VBA
5 50 (3.36%) JavaScript
6 34 (2.28%) Perl
7 27 (1.81%) PL/SQL
8 25 (1.68%) Shell Script
9 20 (1.34%) VB
10 18 (1.21%) C
11 17 (1.14%) T-SQL
11 17 (1.14%) C++
12 9 (0.60%) JCL
12 9 (0.60%) COBOL
13 8 (0.54%) Python
14 7 (0.47%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.40%) XAML
15 6 (0.40%) Scala
16 4 (0.27%) VB6
17 3 (0.20%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 51 (3.43%) Degree
2 27 (1.81%) ISEB
3 24 (1.61%) CISSP
4 16 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 16 (1.08%) PMP
5 15 (1.01%) PMI Certification
6 12 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (0.81%) Security Cleared
7 11 (0.74%) CEH
7 11 (0.74%) CISM
8 10 (0.67%) SC Cleared
9 9 (0.60%) ISTQB
9 9 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 7 (0.47%) CCSP
11 7 (0.47%) CISA
12 6 (0.40%) GIAC
12 6 (0.40%) SSCP
13 4 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.27%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (1.88%) QA
2 27 (1.81%) SLA
3 12 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.74%) EMIR
5 10 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
6 8 (0.54%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.40%) Solvency II
8 5 (0.34%) MiFID
9 4 (0.27%) FINREP
9 4 (0.27%) Basel II
10 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.20%) COBIT
10 3 (0.20%) COREP
10 3 (0.20%) CRD IV
10 3 (0.20%) FATCA
11 2 (0.13%) Basel III
12 1 (0.067%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (0.54%) SRDF
5 6 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.34%) vSphere
7 3 (0.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.20%) XenApp
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.20%) ACF2
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.13%) RACF
8 2 (0.13%) Cronacle
8 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.13%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.067%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.067%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 25 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.87%) Control-M
3 10 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 8 (0.54%) Tivoli
5 7 (0.47%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.40%) SCCM
7 5 (0.34%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.20%) CA Wily
9 3 (0.20%) OMEGAMON
9 3 (0.20%) MOM
9 3 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (0.20%) Tivoli NetView
9 3 (0.20%) Unicenter
9 3 (0.20%) HP SiteScope
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.13%) OpenView
10 2 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.13%) SCOM
11 1 (0.067%) Puppet
Vendors
1 155 (10.42%) Oracle
2 105 (7.06%) Microsoft
3 46 (3.09%) Sybase
4 44 (2.96%) IBM
5 43 (2.89%) Cognos
6 31 (2.08%) HP
7 29 (1.95%) Charles River
8 27 (1.81%) VMware
9 21 (1.41%) Informatica
10 17 (1.14%) Citrix
10 17 (1.14%) Business Objects
11 15 (1.01%) Red Hat
11 15 (1.01%) Bloomberg
11 15 (1.01%) SAP
12 14 (0.94%) Adobe
13 12 (0.81%) EMC
13 12 (0.81%) Sun
14 11 (0.74%) Reuters
15 9 (0.60%) Lotus
15 9 (0.60%) PeopleSoft
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