The 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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 770 865 659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 30.22% 31.84% 28.17%
As % of the General category 67.01% 69.42% 70.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 507 334
Average daily rate £420 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.08% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 12
Average hourly rate £43.00 £11.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+290.90% -30.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.08 £11.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £26.90 £31.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +6.45%
Finance
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

General Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1149 1246 930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 45.09% 45.86% 39.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 658 445
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 16
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% +48.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 0 553 £425 +6.25% 107
Glasgow 0 149 £390 +1.96% 45
Stirling -1 21 £375 -3.84%
Aberdeen +5 13 £490 +49.61% 2
Fife -2 7 £650 +85.71%
Renfrewshire -14 7 £484 +15.17%
West Lothian -8 6 £280 -6.66% 1
North Lanarkshire -1 5 £285 -5.00% 1
Highlands -1 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £550 -
Angus - 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £200 -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 642 (35.29%) Banking
2 347 (19.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 268 (14.73%) SQL
4 250 (13.74%) Migration
5 248 (13.63%) Agile Software Development
6 232 (12.75%) Project Management
7 190 (10.45%) Retail
8 166 (9.13%) Data Centre
9 163 (8.96%) Oracle
10 145 (7.97%) Unix
10 145 (7.97%) Retail Banking
11 144 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
12 121 (6.65%) Microsoft
13 105 (5.77%) Java
14 104 (5.72%) User Acceptance Testing
15 102 (5.61%) SQL Server
16 101 (5.55%) Business Analysis
17 99 (5.44%) Data Warehouse
18 98 (5.39%) Linux
19 95 (5.22%) Change Management
20 93 (5.11%) Windows
21 90 (4.95%) PRINCE2
21 90 (4.95%) MS Excel
22 82 (4.51%) Asset Management
23 79 (4.34%) ETL
24 77 (4.23%) Data Modelling
25 76 (4.18%) Scrum
26 73 (4.01%) Analytics
27 72 (3.96%) SDLC
27 72 (3.96%) .NET

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 59 (3.24%) SAS
2 56 (3.08%) SharePoint
3 33 (1.81%) WebSphere
4 27 (1.48%) Node.js
5 19 (1.04%) CMS
6 15 (0.82%) CICS
7 10 (0.55%) MS Exchange
8 9 (0.49%) IIS
9 8 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 8 (0.44%) JBoss
10 7 (0.38%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.38%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.33%) Apache
12 5 (0.27%) PowerExchange
12 5 (0.27%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.22%) IBM Domino
13 4 (0.22%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.22%) MQSeries
14 3 (0.16%) Documentum
14 3 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 90 (4.95%) MS Excel
2 51 (2.80%) MS Office
3 35 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (1.43%) MS Project
5 24 (1.32%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.055%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.055%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.055%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 65 (3.57%) Markit EDM
2 15 (0.82%) Unit4 Business World
3 10 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
5 7 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
5 7 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
5 7 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.38%) thinkFolio
6 6 (0.33%) Hi Portfolio
6 6 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
7 5 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.27%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 5 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (0.27%) Primavera
8 4 (0.22%) Summit
9 3 (0.16%) CODA-Financials
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.60%) SaaS
2 10 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.22%) IaaS
4 3 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
4 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.11%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.11%) Office 365
5 2 (0.11%) PaaS
5 2 (0.11%) Taleo
6 1 (0.055%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.055%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 36 (1.98%) Network Security
2 21 (1.15%) WAN
3 19 (1.04%) Firewall
4 14 (0.77%) LAN
4 14 (0.77%) LDAP
4 14 (0.77%) SAN
5 11 (0.60%) Internet
6 10 (0.55%) Wireless
7 9 (0.49%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.33%) BGP
8 6 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (0.33%) DNS
8 6 (0.33%) HTTP
8 6 (0.33%) ISDN
8 6 (0.33%) OSPF
8 6 (0.33%) SSL
9 5 (0.27%) Skype
10 4 (0.22%) EIGRP
10 4 (0.22%) NetScaler
10 4 (0.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (5.61%) SQL Server
2 99 (5.44%) Data Warehouse
3 39 (2.14%) Relational Database
4 29 (1.59%) Oracle Database
5 26 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (1.04%) MS Access
7 18 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
7 18 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (0.99%) Star Schema
8 17 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
9 15 (0.82%) DB2
9 15 (0.82%) RDBMS
10 13 (0.71%) Data Mart
10 13 (0.71%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 12 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (0.55%) Big Data
12 10 (0.55%) Hadoop
12 10 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (0.44%) Data Mining
13 8 (0.44%) DTS
Development Applications
1 24 (1.32%) Git (software)
2 22 (1.21%) Selenium
3 20 (1.10%) HP UFT
4 19 (1.04%) gulp
5 18 (0.99%) JIRA
6 13 (0.71%) Jenkins
7 12 (0.66%) ClearCase
7 12 (0.66%) FitNesse
7 12 (0.66%) Visual Studio
8 11 (0.60%) WebDriver
9 10 (0.55%) Cucumber
9 10 (0.55%) Grunt
9 10 (0.55%) JBehave
9 10 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (0.49%) ERwin
11 8 (0.44%) Toad
12 7 (0.38%) Maven
12 7 (0.38%) Subversion
13 6 (0.33%) Axure RP
13 6 (0.33%) JUnit
General
1 642 (35.29%) Banking
2 190 (10.45%) Retail
3 145 (7.97%) Retail Banking
4 59 (3.24%) Law
5 44 (2.42%) Investment Banking
6 30 (1.65%) Financial Institution
7 21 (1.15%) Legal
8 20 (1.10%) Marketing
9 17 (0.93%) Back Office
9 17 (0.93%) Front Office
10 14 (0.77%) Advertising
11 13 (0.71%) Telecoms
12 8 (0.44%) Billing
12 8 (0.44%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.44%) Private Banking
13 7 (0.38%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.33%) German Language
15 3 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.11%) Local Government
17 1 (0.055%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 501 (27.54%) Analyst
2 256 (14.07%) Project Manager
3 252 (13.85%) Developer
4 191 (10.50%) Business Analyst
5 160 (8.80%) Architect
6 119 (6.54%) Consultant
7 100 (5.50%) Test Analyst
8 78 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
9 74 (4.07%) Infrastructure Manager
10 58 (3.19%) Financial Analyst
11 57 (3.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 56 (3.08%) Test Manager
13 52 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
14 50 (2.75%) Service Analyst
15 44 (2.42%) IT Manager
15 44 (2.42%) Programme Manager
16 42 (2.31%) Banking Analyst
16 42 (2.31%) Data Analyst
16 42 (2.31%) Designer
17 37 (2.03%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (3.96%) .NET
2 45 (2.47%) HTML
3 40 (2.20%) Web Services
4 30 (1.65%) CSS
5 29 (1.59%) Middleware
6 25 (1.37%) AngularJS
7 24 (1.32%) jQuery
7 24 (1.32%) XML
8 23 (1.26%) React
9 20 (1.10%) HTML5
10 18 (0.99%) SOAP
11 17 (0.93%) REST
11 17 (0.93%) Spring
12 16 (0.88%) RefluxJS
13 14 (0.77%) Backbone.js
13 14 (0.77%) Hibernate
13 14 (0.77%) WPF
14 12 (0.66%) J2EE
14 12 (0.66%) KnockoutJS
14 12 (0.66%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 166 (9.13%) Data Centre
2 144 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (2.47%) User Experience
4 37 (2.03%) Derivative
5 35 (1.92%) Mainframe
6 33 (1.81%) Clustering
7 27 (1.48%) Management Information System
8 26 (1.43%) Credit Risk
9 24 (1.32%) Data Integration
10 23 (1.26%) iPad
11 19 (1.04%) Equities
12 17 (0.93%) Visualisation
13 16 (0.88%) Mobile App
14 15 (0.82%) Equity Derivative
15 14 (0.77%) Computer Science
15 14 (0.77%) Taxonomies
16 13 (0.71%) DataPower
17 10 (0.55%) Replication
18 8 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 8 (0.44%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 145 (7.97%) Unix
2 98 (5.39%) Linux
3 93 (5.11%) Windows
4 49 (2.69%) AIX
5 43 (2.36%) Solaris
6 33 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 29 (1.59%) Windows Server
8 23 (1.26%) HPUX
9 15 (0.82%) Android
10 12 (0.66%) Apple iOS
10 12 (0.66%) Windows 7
11 11 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (0.55%) zOS
13 9 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.22%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.16%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.11%) MVS
16 2 (0.11%) OpenVMS
16 2 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (19.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 250 (13.74%) Migration
3 248 (13.63%) Agile Software Development
4 232 (12.75%) Project Management
5 104 (5.72%) User Acceptance Testing
6 101 (5.55%) Business Analysis
7 95 (5.22%) Change Management
8 90 (4.95%) PRINCE2
9 82 (4.51%) Asset Management
10 79 (4.34%) ETL
11 77 (4.23%) Data Modelling
12 76 (4.18%) Scrum
13 73 (4.01%) Analytics
14 72 (3.96%) SDLC
15 69 (3.79%) Data Analysis
16 68 (3.74%) Business Intelligence
17 65 (3.57%) Risk Management
18 64 (3.52%) Investment Management
19 58 (3.19%) ITIL
20 56 (3.08%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 268 (14.73%) SQL
2 105 (5.77%) Java
3 68 (3.74%) JavaScript
4 59 (3.24%) C#
5 33 (1.81%) VBA
6 29 (1.59%) PL/SQL
7 23 (1.26%) Python
8 22 (1.21%) Shell Script
9 20 (1.10%) Perl
10 17 (0.93%) T-SQL
11 16 (0.88%) C++
11 16 (0.88%) PowerShell
12 15 (0.82%) C
12 15 (0.82%) Ruby
13 10 (0.55%) ES6
14 9 (0.49%) Bash Shell
14 9 (0.49%) Objective-C
14 9 (0.49%) VB
15 8 (0.44%) VBScript
16 7 (0.38%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 68 (3.74%) ISEB
2 55 (3.02%) Security Cleared
3 52 (2.86%) Degree
4 34 (1.87%) ISTQB
5 28 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 18 (0.99%) CISSP
7 15 (0.82%) CCNA
7 15 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (0.77%) CISMP
9 13 (0.71%) CCNP
10 11 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (0.49%) CCIE
12 7 (0.38%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.38%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 6 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (0.33%) SC Cleared
14 5 (0.27%) CCSA
14 5 (0.27%) PMP
15 4 (0.22%) CISA
15 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.19%) QA
2 35 (1.92%) Data Quality
3 13 (0.71%) MiFID
4 12 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (0.66%) SLA
5 9 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.44%) FATCA
7 7 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.22%) COBIT
8 4 (0.22%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.16%) EMIR
9 3 (0.16%) SEPA
10 2 (0.11%) Basel III
10 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.11%) SDET
11 1 (0.055%) Basel II
11 1 (0.055%) ISO22301
System Software
1 41 (2.25%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 20 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.88%) Veritas File System
4 16 (0.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 9 (0.49%) Docker
6 8 (0.44%) XenApp
7 7 (0.38%) RACF
7 7 (0.38%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.33%) GPFS
8 6 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.33%) vCloud
9 5 (0.27%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 5 (0.27%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.22%) SRDF
11 3 (0.16%) Firmware
12 2 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.11%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 43 (2.36%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.88%) QRadar
3 10 (0.55%) Ansible
3 10 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.49%) Tivoli
5 7 (0.38%) SCCM
6 6 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
6 6 (0.33%) SCOM
7 5 (0.27%) CA Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.27%) Control-M
7 5 (0.27%) FortiGate
7 5 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (0.27%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 4 (0.22%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.22%) TeamSite
8 4 (0.22%) WSUS
9 3 (0.16%) TADDM
10 2 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.11%) Kibana
10 2 (0.11%) logstash
Vendors
1 163 (8.96%) Oracle
2 121 (6.65%) Microsoft
3 53 (2.91%) IBM
4 46 (2.53%) Citrix
5 44 (2.42%) HP
6 34 (1.87%) VMware
7 33 (1.81%) CA
8 30 (1.65%) Cisco
9 26 (1.43%) Informatica
10 25 (1.37%) Charles River
11 22 (1.21%) Red Hat
11 22 (1.21%) Veritas
12 21 (1.15%) Sybase
12 21 (1.15%) Teradata
13 20 (1.10%) ServiceNow
14 18 (0.99%) Splunk
15 16 (0.88%) MicroStrategy
15 16 (0.88%) Pega
16 15 (0.82%) Remedy
17 14 (0.77%) SAP
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