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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 766 1196 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 30.17% 37.47% 27.41%
As % of the General category 67.08% 68.19% 67.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 662 386
Median daily rate £413 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £276 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 7
Median hourly rate £9.88 £30.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.35% +142.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +15.15%
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
1142 1754 1113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 44.98% 54.95% 40.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 854 533
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £290 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +3.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 27 15
Median hourly rate £10.44 £30.00 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.20% +166.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.88 £10.30 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £46.70 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Finance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 July 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
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh 0 477 £425 +11.84% 61
Glasgow 0 191 £400 +6.66% 32
Stirling 0 34 £425 -7.10% 5
Renfrewshire -13 27 £224 -17.03%
Aberdeen +6 9 £338 +46.73% 2
Scottish Borders - 4 £350 -
Fife -4 3 £385 +26.43%
Dundee -9 2 £230 -38.66%
West Lothian -10 1 £420 +42.37% 4
Inverclyde - 1 £385 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £115 -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Finance.

1 536 (31.77%) Banking
2 305 (18.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 245 (14.52%) Project Management
4 242 (14.34%) Migration
5 229 (13.57%) SQL
6 211 (12.51%) Agile Software Development
7 203 (12.03%) Data Centre
8 195 (11.56%) Retail
9 190 (11.26%) Unix
10 185 (10.97%) Oracle
11 150 (8.89%) Law
12 141 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
13 134 (7.94%) Linux
14 133 (7.88%) Java
14 133 (7.88%) Retail Banking
15 130 (7.71%) Microsoft
16 120 (7.11%) Windows
17 110 (6.52%) MS Excel
18 103 (6.11%) Business Analysis
19 102 (6.05%) Risk Management
20 98 (5.81%) Solaris
21 97 (5.75%) Change Management
22 95 (5.63%) User Acceptance Testing
23 91 (5.39%) ITIL
23 91 (5.39%) Data Warehouse
24 84 (4.98%) ETL
25 74 (4.39%) SDLC
26 72 (4.27%) Perl
26 72 (4.27%) CA
27 71 (4.21%) HP

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 64 (3.79%) SAS
2 48 (2.85%) SharePoint
3 30 (1.78%) CMS
4 24 (1.42%) WebSphere
5 17 (1.01%) MS Exchange
6 15 (0.89%) JBoss
6 15 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
7 12 (0.71%) Apache
8 10 (0.59%) Skype for Business
9 9 (0.53%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.47%) CICS
10 8 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.30%) Confluence
12 5 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.24%) GlassFish
13 4 (0.24%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.18%) IBM HTTP Server
14 3 (0.18%) IIS
Applications
1 110 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 55 (3.26%) MS Office
3 53 (3.14%) MS Project
4 46 (2.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 46 (2.73%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.41%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.12%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.059%) DOC1
10 1 (0.059%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 21 (1.24%) Markit EDM
2 13 (0.77%) Summit
3 11 (0.65%) Oracle Assets
3 11 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.41%) Cognos Controller
5 7 (0.41%) Primavera
5 7 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
6 6 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.24%) Global One
9 3 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.18%) Hi Portfolio
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.18%) Sonata
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.12%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (0.83%) SaaS
4 13 (0.77%) PaaS
5 4 (0.24%) Lucidchart
6 3 (0.18%) Office 365
7 2 (0.12%) Bluemix
7 2 (0.12%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.12%) IaaS
7 2 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
7 2 (0.12%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.12%) Trello
8 1 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.059%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.059%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.31%) Firewall
2 23 (1.36%) LAN
2 23 (1.36%) WAN
3 22 (1.30%) SAN
4 21 (1.24%) Internet
5 19 (1.13%) Network Security
6 17 (1.01%) Extranet
7 16 (0.95%) LDAP
7 16 (0.95%) OSPF
8 15 (0.89%) BGP
8 15 (0.89%) MPLS
8 15 (0.89%) Wireless
9 13 (0.77%) TCP/IP
10 12 (0.71%) SSL
11 11 (0.65%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (0.59%) FTP
13 9 (0.53%) EIGRP
14 8 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (0.47%) HTTP
15 7 (0.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (5.39%) Data Warehouse
2 63 (3.73%) SQL Server
3 49 (2.90%) DB2
4 48 (2.85%) Relational Database
5 38 (2.25%) RDBMS
6 35 (2.07%) Oracle Database
7 19 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
8 17 (1.01%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 12 (0.71%) PowerCenter
9 12 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (0.65%) ObjectStore
10 11 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
10 11 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (0.59%) MS Access
11 10 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (0.53%) Big Data
13 8 (0.47%) NoSQL
14 7 (0.41%) Data Mining
15 6 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 36 (2.13%) JIRA
1 36 (2.13%) JUnit
2 23 (1.36%) Jenkins
3 13 (0.77%) Axure RP
4 11 (0.65%) Grunt
4 11 (0.65%) Selenium
4 11 (0.65%) TeamCity
5 10 (0.59%) ERwin
5 10 (0.59%) Jasmine
5 10 (0.59%) LoadRunner
6 9 (0.53%) Git (software)
6 9 (0.53%) MSBuild
6 9 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.36%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 6 (0.36%) Maven
8 6 (0.36%) Subversion
9 5 (0.30%) HP UFT
9 5 (0.30%) Toad
9 5 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 536 (31.77%) Banking
2 195 (11.56%) Retail
3 150 (8.89%) Law
4 133 (7.88%) Retail Banking
5 57 (3.38%) Legal
6 30 (1.78%) Financial Institution
6 30 (1.78%) Front Office
7 26 (1.54%) Investment Banking
7 26 (1.54%) Marketing
8 20 (1.19%) Billing
9 8 (0.47%) Back Office
10 6 (0.36%) International Banking
10 6 (0.36%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.36%) Publishing
10 6 (0.36%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.18%) Advertising
11 3 (0.18%) German Language
12 2 (0.12%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 400 (23.71%) Analyst
2 262 (15.53%) Project Manager
3 176 (10.43%) Developer
4 160 (9.48%) Business Analyst
5 151 (8.95%) Consultant
6 137 (8.12%) Architect
7 58 (3.44%) Financial Analyst
8 56 (3.32%) Infrastructure Manager
8 56 (3.32%) Test Analyst
9 51 (3.02%) Security Consultant
10 47 (2.79%) IT Manager
10 47 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
11 44 (2.61%) Infrastructure Architect
12 43 (2.55%) Administrator
12 43 (2.55%) Senior Manager
12 43 (2.55%) Service Analyst
13 42 (2.49%) Java Developer
14 40 (2.37%) Designer
14 40 (2.37%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 38 (2.25%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (2.85%) Spring
2 45 (2.67%) HTML
3 34 (2.02%) CSS
3 34 (2.02%) J2SE
4 29 (1.72%) JMS
5 27 (1.60%) Middleware
6 24 (1.42%) .NET
7 23 (1.36%) Web Services
8 20 (1.19%) AngularJS
9 18 (1.07%) Hibernate
10 17 (1.01%) XML
11 14 (0.83%) HTML5
11 14 (0.83%) Node.js
11 14 (0.83%) REST
12 10 (0.59%) J2EE
13 9 (0.53%) hapi
13 9 (0.53%) LESS
14 8 (0.47%) Java EE
14 8 (0.47%) JSP
14 8 (0.47%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 203 (12.03%) Data Centre
2 141 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (4.15%) Mainframe
4 66 (3.91%) User Experience
5 49 (2.90%) Clustering
6 39 (2.31%) Credit Risk
7 21 (1.24%) PKI
8 19 (1.13%) Hedge funds
8 19 (1.13%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.01%) CMDB
10 16 (0.95%) Equity Derivative
11 13 (0.77%) Computer Science
12 11 (0.65%) Derivative
12 11 (0.65%) PMI
12 11 (0.65%) Virtual Team
13 10 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.53%) Data Structures
14 9 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (0.53%) iPad
14 9 (0.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 190 (11.26%) Unix
2 134 (7.94%) Linux
3 120 (7.11%) Windows
4 98 (5.81%) Solaris
5 36 (2.13%) AIX
6 32 (1.90%) Windows Server
7 27 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (1.19%) HPUX
11 17 (1.01%) Windows 7
12 15 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (0.59%) Windows 10
14 8 (0.47%) zOS
15 6 (0.36%) CatOS
15 6 (0.36%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.30%) Android
17 4 (0.24%) Apple iOS
18 2 (0.12%) Windows XP
19 1 (0.059%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (18.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 245 (14.52%) Project Management
3 242 (14.34%) Migration
4 211 (12.51%) Agile Software Development
5 103 (6.11%) Business Analysis
6 102 (6.05%) Risk Management
7 97 (5.75%) Change Management
8 95 (5.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 91 (5.39%) ITIL
10 84 (4.98%) ETL
11 74 (4.39%) SDLC
12 70 (4.15%) PRINCE2
13 69 (4.09%) Data Modelling
14 68 (4.03%) Business Intelligence
15 63 (3.73%) Scrum
16 58 (3.44%) Data Migration
17 55 (3.26%) OO
18 53 (3.14%) Analytics
19 52 (3.08%) Asset Management
19 52 (3.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 229 (13.57%) SQL
2 133 (7.88%) Java
3 72 (4.27%) Perl
4 50 (2.96%) PowerShell
5 41 (2.43%) JavaScript
6 33 (1.96%) C#
7 30 (1.78%) C++
8 25 (1.48%) VBA
9 23 (1.36%) Ruby
10 17 (1.01%) C
10 17 (1.01%) Python
11 15 (0.89%) T-SQL
12 14 (0.83%) VBScript
13 12 (0.71%) VB
14 11 (0.65%) Bash Shell
15 10 (0.59%) Korn
15 10 (0.59%) PL/SQL
15 10 (0.59%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.53%) Bourne shell
16 9 (0.53%) JCL
Qualifications
1 57 (3.38%) Security Cleared
2 55 (3.26%) Degree
3 27 (1.60%) ISEB
3 27 (1.60%) SC Cleared
4 25 (1.48%) PMP
5 24 (1.42%) PMI Certification
6 18 (1.07%) CISSP
7 17 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 16 (0.95%) CCNP
8 16 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (0.77%) CCNA
10 10 (0.59%) CCIE
10 10 (0.59%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.41%) MCP
12 7 (0.41%) MCSE
13 6 (0.36%) CISA
14 5 (0.30%) CISM
14 5 (0.30%) CISMP
14 5 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (2.37%) QA
2 28 (1.66%) Data Quality
3 22 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
4 18 (1.07%) SLA
5 17 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.47%) COBIT
7 7 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.30%) MiFID
9 4 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
9 4 (0.24%) SEPA
10 3 (0.18%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.12%) COREP
12 1 (0.059%) AIFMD
12 1 (0.059%) Basel III
12 1 (0.059%) CRD IV
12 1 (0.059%) FINREP
12 1 (0.059%) P3O
System Software
1 58 (3.44%) Active Directory
2 41 (2.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 41 (2.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 37 (2.19%) Veritas File System
4 23 (1.36%) RACF
5 18 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (0.89%) XenApp
8 12 (0.71%) Docker
9 9 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (0.53%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.41%) SRDF
10 7 (0.41%) Time Sharing Option
11 6 (0.36%) vSphere
12 5 (0.30%) ACF2
12 5 (0.30%) Hyper-V
12 5 (0.30%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 3 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.18%) MetaFrame
13 3 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (1.48%) SCCM
3 17 (1.01%) Tivoli
4 16 (0.95%) CA Single Sign-On
5 14 (0.83%) Ansible
5 14 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (0.83%) Puppet
6 10 (0.59%) NetBackup
7 8 (0.47%) TADDM
8 7 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
8 7 (0.41%) SCOM
9 6 (0.36%) Nagios
10 5 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (0.30%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 5 (0.30%) zSecure
11 4 (0.24%) CA Wily
11 4 (0.24%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
12 3 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 185 (10.97%) Oracle
2 130 (7.71%) Microsoft
3 72 (4.27%) CA
4 71 (4.21%) HP
5 61 (3.62%) Veritas
6 52 (3.08%) Teradata
7 50 (2.96%) IBM
7 50 (2.96%) Sybase
8 40 (2.37%) Cisco
9 30 (1.78%) Informatica
10 29 (1.72%) VMware
11 28 (1.66%) Citrix
11 28 (1.66%) EMC
12 27 (1.60%) Sitecore
13 26 (1.54%) Red Hat
13 26 (1.54%) ServiceNow
14 24 (1.42%) SAP
15 23 (1.36%) Symantec
16 21 (1.24%) Intel Security
17 20 (1.19%) CheckPoint
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