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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1266 748 746
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 38.60% 27.31% 30.46%
As % of the General category 69.33% 66.14% 70.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 378 332
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £558 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 15
Average hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.55% +60.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.91 £22.50 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.85 £22.50 £21.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.26 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.86% -5.71%
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
1826 1131 1060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 55.67% 41.29% 43.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 904 509 474
Average daily rate £388 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 13 33
Average hourly rate £30.50 £16.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.62% +52.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.50 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £88.13 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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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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 0 777 £400 - 103
Glasgow +1 342 £373 -3.74% 57
Fife - 38 £321 -
North Lanarkshire +7 36 £550 -
Renfrewshire - 36 £270 -
West Lothian +6 33 £256 -35.93%
Stirling 0 32 £450 +20.00% 1
Dundee +5 16 £350 - 1
Aberdeen +1 3 £450 +45.16% 2
Clackmannanshire - 2 £275 -
Highlands +4 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 - - 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 823 (34.98%) Banking
2 474 (20.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 397 (16.87%) SQL
4 300 (12.75%) Migration
5 257 (10.92%) Project Management
6 232 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
7 219 (9.31%) Java
8 210 (8.92%) Retail
8 210 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
9 197 (8.37%) Business Analysis
10 184 (7.82%) Oracle
11 173 (7.35%) UNIX
12 158 (6.71%) MS Excel
13 152 (6.46%) Data Centre
14 144 (6.12%) Microsoft
14 144 (6.12%) User Acceptance Testing
15 138 (5.86%) Data Warehouse
16 131 (5.57%) Retail Banking
17 128 (5.44%) SQL Server
18 127 (5.40%) ETL
19 121 (5.14%) Change Management
20 119 (5.06%) Data Analysis
21 102 (4.33%) Business Intelligence
22 101 (4.29%) PRINCE2
23 98 (4.16%) Linux
24 95 (4.04%) Data Migration
25 93 (3.95%) Data Modelling
26 91 (3.87%) Windows
27 90 (3.82%) MS Office
28 82 (3.48%) Financial Institution

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 76 (3.23%) SAS
2 63 (2.68%) SharePoint
3 21 (0.89%) Tomcat
3 21 (0.89%) WebSphere
4 20 (0.85%) JBoss
5 14 (0.59%) CMS
6 12 (0.51%) CICS
7 9 (0.38%) Apache
8 7 (0.30%) FileNet
8 7 (0.30%) Node.js
8 7 (0.30%) Apache Pig
9 6 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (0.25%) Lync
9 6 (0.25%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.25%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.25%) PowerExchange
10 5 (0.21%) IIS
10 5 (0.21%) MQSeries
11 4 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 158 (6.71%) MS Excel
2 90 (3.82%) MS Office
3 74 (3.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 60 (2.55%) MS Project
5 54 (2.29%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.085%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.042%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.042%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 34 (1.44%) Markit EDM
2 11 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.38%) Agresso
4 7 (0.30%) thinkFolio
5 5 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.17%) Loan IQ
6 4 (0.17%) Eikon
7 3 (0.13%) Workday HCM
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.13%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.085%) Summit
8 2 (0.085%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.085%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.085%) Primavera
8 2 (0.085%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.085%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.085%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.042%) SAP FI-GL
9 1 (0.042%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 16 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.30%) SaaS
3 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
3 6 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
4 5 (0.21%) IaaS
5 4 (0.17%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
6 3 (0.13%) PaaS
7 2 (0.085%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.36%) Firewall
2 20 (0.85%) SAN
2 20 (0.85%) Network Security
3 18 (0.76%) Intranet
4 14 (0.59%) LAN
5 13 (0.55%) Internet
6 10 (0.42%) TCP/IP
6 10 (0.42%) SDH
6 10 (0.42%) WAN
7 9 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (0.34%) LDAP
8 8 (0.34%) SSL
9 6 (0.25%) ATM
9 6 (0.25%) VLAN
10 5 (0.21%) DNS
10 5 (0.21%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.17%) CTI
12 3 (0.13%) EIGRP
12 3 (0.13%) NAS
12 3 (0.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (5.86%) Data Warehouse
2 128 (5.44%) SQL Server
3 77 (3.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 63 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 61 (2.59%) Relational Database
6 43 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 40 (1.70%) RDBMS
8 37 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
8 37 (1.57%) Oracle Database
9 28 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
10 23 (0.98%) DB2
11 18 (0.76%) Data Mining
11 18 (0.76%) QlikView
12 17 (0.72%) MS Access
13 16 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
14 15 (0.64%) Big Data
15 14 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
16 12 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
16 12 (0.51%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 25 (1.06%) JUnit
2 22 (0.93%) Selenium
3 18 (0.76%) HP UFT
4 15 (0.64%) Cucumber
5 14 (0.59%) Git (software)
6 13 (0.55%) Eclipse
7 12 (0.51%) Toad
7 12 (0.51%) Maven
7 12 (0.51%) JIRA
8 11 (0.47%) Subversion
9 10 (0.42%) LoadRunner
9 10 (0.42%) Jenkins
10 9 (0.38%) Axure RP
10 9 (0.38%) Visual Studio
10 9 (0.38%) WinDbg
11 8 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (0.25%) PowerBuilder
12 6 (0.25%) ERwin
13 5 (0.21%) MSI
13 5 (0.21%) ClearCase
General
1 823 (34.98%) Banking
2 210 (8.92%) Retail
3 131 (5.57%) Retail Banking
4 82 (3.48%) Financial Institution
5 81 (3.44%) Investment Banking
6 61 (2.59%) Telecoms
7 40 (1.70%) Law
8 39 (1.66%) Front Office
9 26 (1.10%) Marketing
10 22 (0.93%) Legal
11 20 (0.85%) Back Office
12 13 (0.55%) Advertising
13 12 (0.51%) General Ledger
14 11 (0.47%) Manufacturing
15 9 (0.38%) Billing
16 8 (0.34%) Publishing
16 8 (0.34%) German Language
17 5 (0.21%) Italian Language
18 4 (0.17%) Local Government
18 4 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 901 (38.29%) Analyst
2 438 (18.61%) Business Analyst
3 362 (15.38%) Developer
4 283 (12.03%) Project Manager
5 122 (5.18%) Test Analyst
6 109 (4.63%) Architect
6 109 (4.63%) Java Developer
7 95 (4.04%) Test Manager
8 88 (3.74%) Data Analyst
9 73 (3.10%) Consultant
10 69 (2.93%) Banking Business Analyst
11 65 (2.76%) Systems Analyst
12 61 (2.59%) SQL Developer
13 60 (2.55%) PMO Analyst
14 57 (2.42%) Senior Analyst
15 56 (2.38%) Infrastructure Manager
16 53 (2.25%) Administrator
17 49 (2.08%) Senior Developer
18 47 (2.00%) Solutions Architect
19 46 (1.95%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (3.40%) Spring
2 70 (2.97%) HTML
3 64 (2.72%) Hibernate
4 58 (2.46%) .NET
4 58 (2.46%) Web Services
5 52 (2.21%) XML
6 51 (2.17%) CSS
7 38 (1.61%) HTML5
8 32 (1.36%) JMS
9 31 (1.32%) Middleware
10 26 (1.10%) J2EE
11 25 (1.06%) jQuery
12 19 (0.81%) JPA
12 19 (0.81%) AngularJS
13 18 (0.76%) JSP
13 18 (0.76%) J2SE
14 16 (0.68%) RESTful
15 14 (0.59%) JSON
15 14 (0.59%) Dojo
15 14 (0.59%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 210 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
2 152 (6.46%) Data Centre
3 51 (2.17%) Mainframe
4 44 (1.87%) Derivative
5 38 (1.61%) Credit Risk
6 33 (1.40%) User Experience
7 26 (1.10%) Management Information System
8 25 (1.06%) Equity Derivative
8 25 (1.06%) Equities
9 24 (1.02%) Clustering
10 21 (0.89%) Data Integration
11 16 (0.68%) Fixed Income
12 13 (0.55%) Visualisation
13 12 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (0.51%) Computer Science
14 10 (0.42%) Reference Data
14 10 (0.42%) Device Driver
14 10 (0.42%) Client/Server
14 10 (0.42%) PMI
14 10 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 173 (7.35%) UNIX
2 98 (4.16%) Linux
3 91 (3.87%) Windows
4 48 (2.04%) Solaris
5 33 (1.40%) AIX
6 31 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (0.72%) HPUX
8 12 (0.51%) Windows 7
9 11 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.34%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.25%) Android
12 5 (0.21%) Windows 2000
12 5 (0.21%) zOS
12 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.17%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.042%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 474 (20.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 300 (12.75%) Migration
3 257 (10.92%) Project Management
4 232 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
5 197 (8.37%) Business Analysis
6 144 (6.12%) User Acceptance Testing
7 127 (5.40%) ETL
8 121 (5.14%) Change Management
9 119 (5.06%) Data Analysis
10 102 (4.33%) Business Intelligence
11 101 (4.29%) PRINCE2
12 95 (4.04%) Data Migration
13 93 (3.95%) Data Modelling
14 81 (3.44%) SDLC
15 79 (3.36%) Analytics
15 79 (3.36%) Test Scripting
16 78 (3.31%) ITIL
17 77 (3.27%) Asset Management
18 71 (3.02%) Risk Management
19 65 (2.76%) OO
Programming Languages
1 397 (16.87%) SQL
2 219 (9.31%) Java
3 75 (3.19%) JavaScript
4 70 (2.97%) VBA
5 66 (2.80%) C#
6 62 (2.63%) PL/SQL
7 45 (1.91%) Shell Script
8 34 (1.44%) Perl
9 33 (1.40%) C++
10 30 (1.27%) T-SQL
11 27 (1.15%) Python
11 27 (1.15%) C
12 11 (0.47%) PowerShell
13 7 (0.30%) JCL
13 7 (0.30%) VB
14 6 (0.25%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.21%) PHP
15 5 (0.21%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.21%) SAS Macro
16 4 (0.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 80 (3.40%) Degree
2 59 (2.51%) ISEB
3 41 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 38 (1.61%) Security Cleared
5 32 (1.36%) ISTQB
6 24 (1.02%) PMI Certification
7 22 (0.93%) PMP
8 16 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (0.64%) SC Cleared
10 14 (0.59%) CISSP
10 14 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 13 (0.55%) CISA
12 11 (0.47%) CCNP
12 11 (0.47%) CCNA
13 10 (0.42%) ACCA
14 9 (0.38%) CIMA
14 9 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (0.34%) MCSE
15 8 (0.34%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (3.14%) QA
2 38 (1.61%) Data Quality
3 17 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 16 (0.68%) FATCA
5 7 (0.30%) Solvency II
6 6 (0.25%) FINREP
6 6 (0.25%) SLA
7 5 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.17%) COBIT
8 4 (0.17%) COREP
8 4 (0.17%) EMIR
9 3 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.13%) GAAP
10 2 (0.085%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.085%) MiFID
11 1 (0.042%) Basel III
System Software
1 32 (1.36%) Active Directory
2 21 (0.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 18 (0.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 17 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (0.64%) Veritas File System
6 9 (0.38%) RACF
7 5 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.21%) SRDF
8 4 (0.17%) vSphere
8 4 (0.17%) Xen
8 4 (0.17%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.13%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.13%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.13%) Docker
9 3 (0.13%) GPFS
10 2 (0.085%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.085%) XenApp
10 2 (0.085%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.042%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 68 (2.89%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.38%) NetBackup
3 8 (0.34%) SCCM
4 7 (0.30%) Control-M
4 7 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
4 7 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (0.21%) TeamSite
6 4 (0.17%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.085%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.085%) TIBCO Hawk
7 2 (0.085%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.085%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 2 (0.085%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (0.085%) AppDNA
7 2 (0.085%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.042%) HP UCMDB
8 1 (0.042%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.042%) Oracle Flashback
8 1 (0.042%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.042%) WMI
Vendors
1 184 (7.82%) Oracle
2 144 (6.12%) Microsoft
3 71 (3.02%) Sybase
4 45 (1.91%) IBM
5 35 (1.49%) Informatica
6 34 (1.44%) HP
7 32 (1.36%) VMware
8 30 (1.27%) Cisco
9 26 (1.10%) CA
9 26 (1.10%) Veritas
9 26 (1.10%) Red Hat
10 24 (1.02%) Teradata
10 24 (1.02%) Citrix
11 22 (0.93%) SAP
12 21 (0.89%) EMC
13 20 (0.85%) Charles River
14 14 (0.59%) ServiceNow
15 12 (0.51%) CheckPoint
15 12 (0.51%) Cognos
16 11 (0.47%) Blue Coat
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