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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 764 744 983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.81% 30.17% 37.61%
As % of the General category 68.52% 67.76% 72.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 355 504
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 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 8
Average hourly rate £12.50 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £9.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.70 £21.50 £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
1115 1098 1354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.59% 44.53% 51.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 531 636
Average daily rate £400 £396 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 39 26
Average hourly rate £11.00 £11.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £20.20 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -16.66%
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 29 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 29 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 29 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 0 431 £400 +1.01% 79
Glasgow 0 227 £375 +7.14% 56
Stirling +1 53 £365 +21.56% 6
Aberdeen -3 12 £400 +6.66% 3
West Lothian +4 5 £400 -7.72% 3
Highlands - 3 - -
Fife 0 2 £373 -16.17% 2
Dundee +6 1 - -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £282 -
Grampian - - - -
Perth and Kinross - - - -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 396 (26.52%) Banking
2 258 (17.28%) Stakeholder Management
3 249 (16.68%) SQL
4 217 (14.53%) Project Management
5 165 (11.05%) Java
6 156 (10.45%) Oracle
7 138 (9.24%) Windows
8 128 (8.57%) UNIX
9 124 (8.31%) Migration
10 117 (7.84%) Retail
11 106 (7.10%) Microsoft
12 101 (6.76%) Linux
13 93 (6.23%) SQL Server
14 92 (6.16%) MS Excel
14 92 (6.16%) Asset Management
15 89 (5.96%) Business Analysis
16 88 (5.89%) .NET
17 86 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
18 83 (5.56%) Investment Management
19 81 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
20 74 (4.96%) Retail Banking
21 71 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
21 71 (4.76%) Relational Database
22 70 (4.69%) C#
22 70 (4.69%) ITIL
23 67 (4.49%) XML
24 66 (4.42%) PRINCE2
25 65 (4.35%) HTML
25 65 (4.35%) Data Analysis
26 60 (4.02%) Change Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 44 (2.95%) WebSphere
2 38 (2.55%) SAS
3 33 (2.21%) SharePoint
4 20 (1.34%) Tomcat
4 20 (1.34%) CICS
5 15 (1.00%) CMS
6 9 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
6 9 (0.60%) IBM Notes
7 8 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (0.47%) WebSphere Portal
9 6 (0.40%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.33%) IIS
10 5 (0.33%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.33%) TeamSite
10 5 (0.33%) Node.js
11 4 (0.27%) Adobe CQ
11 4 (0.27%) MQSeries
11 4 (0.27%) Apache
12 3 (0.20%) FileNet
12 3 (0.20%) Lync
Applications
1 92 (6.16%) MS Excel
2 53 (3.55%) MS Office
3 30 (2.01%) MS Project
4 28 (1.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (1.34%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.27%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.067%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 33 (2.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 28 (1.88%) Markit EDM
3 23 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
5 13 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
5 13 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
6 10 (0.67%) Oracle Receivables
7 9 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
7 9 (0.60%) Cognos TM1
8 8 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
8 8 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
9 7 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (0.47%) Cognos Controller
9 7 (0.47%) Agresso
10 6 (0.40%) PeopleSoft Financials
11 5 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
12 4 (0.27%) Oracle iProcurement
13 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 2 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
14 2 (0.13%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.067%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.27%) Firewall
2 18 (1.21%) SAN
3 16 (1.07%) HTTP
4 12 (0.80%) LAN
4 12 (0.80%) Intranet
4 12 (0.80%) WAN
5 9 (0.60%) NAS
6 7 (0.47%) ATM
7 5 (0.33%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.33%) VPN
7 5 (0.33%) DNS
7 5 (0.33%) Internet
7 5 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.27%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (0.27%) Wireless
8 4 (0.27%) VoIP
9 3 (0.20%) Connectrix
9 3 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.20%) H.323
9 3 (0.20%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (6.23%) SQL Server
2 71 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 71 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 53 (3.55%) RDBMS
4 39 (2.61%) DB2
5 31 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 30 (2.01%) Oracle Database
7 29 (1.94%) Cognos Report Studio
8 28 (1.88%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 27 (1.81%) Cognos Transformer
10 26 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 26 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (1.14%) MS Access
12 14 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (0.67%) QlikView
14 8 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
15 7 (0.47%) KDB
15 7 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
15 7 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (1.27%) Subversion
2 14 (0.94%) JUnit
3 11 (0.74%) Visual Studio
4 9 (0.60%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.47%) JIRA
6 6 (0.40%) Maven
6 6 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (0.33%) ERwin
7 5 (0.33%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.33%) CppUnit
7 5 (0.33%) GoogleTest
8 4 (0.27%) Ant
8 4 (0.27%) PowerDesigner
8 4 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.20%) Introscope
9 3 (0.20%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.20%) MSI
9 3 (0.20%) TestDirector
9 3 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.20%) Jenkins
General
1 396 (26.52%) Banking
2 117 (7.84%) Retail
3 74 (4.96%) Retail Banking
4 46 (3.08%) Front Office
5 42 (2.81%) Investment Banking
6 33 (2.21%) Financial Institution
7 28 (1.88%) Advertising
8 22 (1.47%) Legal
9 19 (1.27%) Publishing
10 16 (1.07%) Marketing
11 13 (0.87%) Back Office
12 9 (0.60%) General Ledger
13 7 (0.47%) Billing
14 6 (0.40%) Private Banking
15 4 (0.27%) Telecoms
15 4 (0.27%) Italian Language
16 3 (0.20%) German Language
16 3 (0.20%) Local Government
17 2 (0.13%) Law
17 2 (0.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 386 (25.85%) Analyst
2 322 (21.57%) Developer
3 213 (14.27%) Project Manager
4 183 (12.26%) Business Analyst
5 84 (5.63%) Consultant
6 81 (5.43%) Architect
7 76 (5.09%) Java Developer
8 48 (3.22%) Senior Manager
9 43 (2.88%) Data Analyst
9 43 (2.88%) PMO Analyst
10 42 (2.81%) Administrator
11 39 (2.61%) Senior Project Manager
12 38 (2.55%) Senior Analyst
13 36 (2.41%) Cognos Developer
14 30 (2.01%) Designer
14 30 (2.01%) Programme Manager
15 29 (1.94%) Solutions Architect
16 26 (1.74%) .NET Developer
17 25 (1.67%) Test Manager
18 24 (1.61%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (5.89%) .NET
2 67 (4.49%) XML
3 65 (4.35%) HTML
4 54 (3.62%) Web Services
5 50 (3.35%) Spring
6 44 (2.95%) CSS
7 32 (2.14%) jQuery
8 29 (1.94%) Hibernate
9 28 (1.88%) J2EE
10 27 (1.81%) HTML5
11 24 (1.61%) WPF
12 23 (1.54%) JMS
13 21 (1.41%) ASP.NET
13 21 (1.41%) Middleware
14 20 (1.34%) SOAP
15 16 (1.07%) Java EE
16 15 (1.00%) CSS3
17 14 (0.94%) JSP
17 14 (0.94%) XSLT
18 12 (0.80%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 52 (3.48%) Mainframe
2 42 (2.81%) Management Information System
3 29 (1.94%) Derivative
4 19 (1.27%) Computer Science
4 19 (1.27%) Fixed Income
5 18 (1.21%) Credit Risk
6 16 (1.07%) Data Integration
6 16 (1.07%) FMCG
7 15 (1.00%) Equity Derivative
7 15 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 14 (0.94%) Replication
8 14 (0.94%) Equities
9 11 (0.74%) E-Learning
9 11 (0.74%) IBM Mainframe
10 9 (0.60%) Clustering
10 9 (0.60%) Digital Media
10 9 (0.60%) Mobile App
11 8 (0.54%) Open Source
11 8 (0.54%) Reference Data
12 7 (0.47%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 138 (9.24%) Windows
2 128 (8.57%) UNIX
3 101 (6.76%) Linux
4 24 (1.61%) AIX
4 24 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (1.54%) Windows 7
6 21 (1.41%) zOS
7 19 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (1.00%) Solaris
9 9 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.54%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.33%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.33%) Windows 2000
12 5 (0.33%) HPUX
13 4 (0.27%) Android
14 3 (0.20%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (17.28%) Stakeholder Management
2 217 (14.53%) Project Management
3 124 (8.31%) Migration
4 92 (6.16%) Asset Management
5 89 (5.96%) Business Analysis
6 86 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
7 83 (5.56%) Investment Management
8 81 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
9 70 (4.69%) ITIL
10 66 (4.42%) PRINCE2
11 65 (4.35%) Data Analysis
12 60 (4.02%) Change Management
13 55 (3.68%) User Acceptance Testing
14 54 (3.62%) ETL
15 51 (3.42%) Data Management
16 47 (3.15%) Performance Tuning
17 43 (2.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 42 (2.81%) OO
19 41 (2.75%) Data Modelling
20 40 (2.68%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 249 (16.68%) SQL
2 165 (11.05%) Java
3 70 (4.69%) C#
4 54 (3.62%) VBA
5 51 (3.42%) JavaScript
6 36 (2.41%) Perl
7 28 (1.88%) PL/SQL
8 25 (1.67%) Shell Script
9 21 (1.41%) VB
9 21 (1.41%) C++
10 19 (1.27%) T-SQL
11 18 (1.21%) C
12 8 (0.54%) JCL
12 8 (0.54%) COBOL
13 7 (0.47%) VB.NET
13 7 (0.47%) Python
13 7 (0.47%) Scala
14 4 (0.27%) VB6
14 4 (0.27%) XAML
15 3 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (3.48%) Degree
2 27 (1.81%) ISEB
3 24 (1.61%) CISSP
4 15 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 15 (1.00%) PMP
5 14 (0.94%) PMI Certification
5 14 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (0.74%) CEH
6 11 (0.74%) CISM
7 10 (0.67%) Security Cleared
8 9 (0.60%) ISTQB
8 9 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 8 (0.54%) SC Cleared
10 7 (0.47%) CISA
10 7 (0.47%) CCSP
11 6 (0.40%) SSCP
11 6 (0.40%) GIAC
12 4 (0.27%) CIMA
12 4 (0.27%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (1.94%) QA
2 27 (1.81%) SLA
3 13 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.74%) EMIR
5 10 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.54%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
7 7 (0.47%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.40%) Solvency II
9 5 (0.33%) MiFID
10 4 (0.27%) Basel II
10 4 (0.27%) FINREP
11 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.20%) COBIT
11 3 (0.20%) COREP
11 3 (0.20%) CRD IV
12 2 (0.13%) FATCA
12 2 (0.13%) Basel III
13 1 (0.067%) WCAG
System Software
1 19 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (0.60%) SRDF
5 6 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.33%) vSphere
7 3 (0.20%) ACF2
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.13%) Veritas File System
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.13%) Cronacle
8 2 (0.13%) RACF
8 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.13%) XenApp
9 1 (0.067%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.067%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (1.61%) 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
5 7 (0.47%) SCCM
6 5 (0.33%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.20%) OMEGAMON
8 3 (0.20%) CA Wily
8 3 (0.20%) HP SiteScope
8 3 (0.20%) MOM
8 3 (0.20%) Unicenter
8 3 (0.20%) Tivoli NetView
9 2 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.13%) OpenView
9 2 (0.13%) SCOM
10 1 (0.067%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 156 (10.45%) Oracle
2 106 (7.10%) Microsoft
3 49 (3.28%) Sybase
4 45 (3.01%) IBM
5 44 (2.95%) Cognos
6 31 (2.08%) Charles River
7 29 (1.94%) HP
8 27 (1.81%) VMware
9 23 (1.54%) Informatica
10 19 (1.27%) Business Objects
11 16 (1.07%) Citrix
12 15 (1.00%) Red Hat
12 15 (1.00%) SAP
12 15 (1.00%) Bloomberg
13 13 (0.87%) EMC
14 12 (0.80%) Adobe
14 12 (0.80%) Sun
15 11 (0.74%) Reuters
16 9 (0.60%) Lotus
16 9 (0.60%) PeopleSoft
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