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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 753 753 984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.09% 30.47% 37.36%
As % of the General category 67.53% 70.51% 74.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 339 513
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 12
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +4.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -9.09%
Finance
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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
1115 1068 1328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.11% 43.22% 50.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 478 639
Average daily rate £413 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.55% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 29 36
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £9.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £21.00 £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 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 0 415 £409 +3.21% 113
Glasgow 0 244 £388 +17.42% 45
Stirling +1 47 £400 - 3
Aberdeen -9 7 £310 -22.50% 8
West Lothian +4 4 £400 - 1
Fife +2 1 £200 -43.22%
Inverclyde -2 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - - - - 1
Renfrewshire - - - -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 412 (27.23%) Banking
2 266 (17.58%) SQL
3 251 (16.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 203 (13.42%) Project Management
5 177 (11.70%) Java
6 166 (10.97%) Migration
7 149 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
8 148 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
9 145 (9.58%) Oracle
10 144 (9.52%) Retail
11 139 (9.19%) Windows
12 115 (7.60%) Microsoft
13 113 (7.47%) UNIX
14 100 (6.61%) SQL Server
15 96 (6.35%) Linux
16 86 (5.68%) Business Analysis
17 85 (5.62%) Asset Management
17 85 (5.62%) Retail Banking
17 85 (5.62%) .NET
18 83 (5.49%) MS Excel
19 82 (5.42%) Data Warehouse
20 76 (5.02%) XML
21 75 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
21 75 (4.96%) Relational Database
22 69 (4.56%) C#
23 68 (4.49%) ITIL
24 65 (4.30%) User Acceptance Testing
25 63 (4.16%) Investment Management
26 62 (4.10%) HTML
27 61 (4.03%) Data Analysis

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 46 (3.04%) WebSphere
2 45 (2.97%) SAS
3 41 (2.71%) SharePoint
4 17 (1.12%) Tomcat
5 16 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
5 16 (1.06%) CICS
6 15 (0.99%) Lync
7 14 (0.93%) CMS
8 12 (0.79%) WebLogic
9 10 (0.66%) IBM Notes
10 9 (0.59%) IIS
11 8 (0.53%) MS Exchange
11 8 (0.53%) Apache
12 7 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.46%) WebSphere Portal
13 6 (0.40%) FileNet
14 5 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
14 5 (0.33%) Node.js
14 5 (0.33%) Adobe CQ
15 4 (0.26%) TWiki
Applications
1 83 (5.49%) MS Excel
2 57 (3.77%) MS Office
3 33 (2.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (1.65%) MS Project
5 24 (1.59%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.33%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.26%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.066%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.066%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 28 (1.85%) Markit EDM
2 22 (1.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 15 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
5 9 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (0.46%) Agresso
7 7 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
7 7 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
8 6 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
9 5 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
10 4 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.26%) Cognos Controller
10 4 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
11 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 2 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
11 2 (0.13%) SAP PM
11 2 (0.13%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.066%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.52%) Firewall
2 18 (1.19%) HTTP
3 15 (0.99%) Intranet
4 13 (0.86%) SAN
5 11 (0.73%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.73%) WAN
6 10 (0.66%) LAN
7 9 (0.59%) VPN
8 8 (0.53%) NAS
9 7 (0.46%) ATM
9 7 (0.46%) DNS
10 5 (0.33%) Wireless
10 5 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.20%) Network Security
12 2 (0.13%) Connectrix
12 2 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.13%) Internet
12 2 (0.13%) H.323
12 2 (0.13%) SSL
12 2 (0.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (6.61%) SQL Server
2 82 (5.42%) Data Warehouse
3 75 (4.96%) Relational Database
4 53 (3.50%) RDBMS
5 42 (2.78%) DB2
6 41 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 34 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 34 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 26 (1.72%) Oracle Database
9 21 (1.39%) QlikView
10 19 (1.26%) Cognos Report Studio
11 18 (1.19%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 18 (1.19%) Cognos Transformer
12 17 (1.12%) MS Access
13 14 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
15 9 (0.59%) SAS Data Integration Studio
16 7 (0.46%) MySQL
16 7 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
16 7 (0.46%) KDB
Development Applications
1 18 (1.19%) Subversion
2 12 (0.79%) JIRA
2 12 (0.79%) Visual Studio
3 11 (0.73%) JUnit
4 9 (0.59%) Eclipse
4 9 (0.59%) Git (software)
5 8 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (0.46%) Ant
6 7 (0.46%) CppUnit
6 7 (0.46%) GoogleTest
7 5 (0.33%) Maven
8 4 (0.26%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.26%) LoadRunner
8 4 (0.26%) PowerDesigner
9 3 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.20%) ERwin
9 3 (0.20%) Introscope
9 3 (0.20%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.20%) TeamCity
General
1 412 (27.23%) Banking
2 144 (9.52%) Retail
3 85 (5.62%) Retail Banking
4 44 (2.91%) Front Office
5 38 (2.51%) Investment Banking
6 30 (1.98%) Financial Institution
7 19 (1.26%) Legal
7 19 (1.26%) Marketing
8 18 (1.19%) Advertising
9 13 (0.86%) Publishing
10 12 (0.79%) Back Office
11 10 (0.66%) General Ledger
12 6 (0.40%) Billing
12 6 (0.40%) Telecoms
13 5 (0.33%) Private Banking
14 3 (0.20%) Law
14 3 (0.20%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.20%) German Language
14 3 (0.20%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 402 (26.57%) Analyst
2 327 (21.61%) Developer
3 199 (13.15%) Project Manager
4 186 (12.29%) Business Analyst
5 90 (5.95%) Consultant
6 85 (5.62%) Architect
7 80 (5.29%) Java Developer
8 48 (3.17%) Data Analyst
9 38 (2.51%) Programme Manager
9 38 (2.51%) Senior Manager
10 37 (2.45%) PMO Analyst
11 34 (2.25%) Designer
11 34 (2.25%) Administrator
11 34 (2.25%) Senior Analyst
12 31 (2.05%) Test Analyst
13 29 (1.92%) Solutions Architect
13 29 (1.92%) Senior Project Manager
14 27 (1.78%) Test Manager
15 26 (1.72%) .NET Developer
16 25 (1.65%) Cognos Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (5.62%) .NET
2 76 (5.02%) XML
3 62 (4.10%) HTML
4 57 (3.77%) Web Services
5 48 (3.17%) Spring
6 41 (2.71%) CSS
7 38 (2.51%) Hibernate
8 35 (2.31%) jQuery
9 27 (1.78%) J2EE
10 23 (1.52%) WPF
11 21 (1.39%) JMS
11 21 (1.39%) JSP
11 21 (1.39%) SOAP
12 20 (1.32%) HTML5
12 20 (1.32%) Middleware
13 19 (1.26%) ASP.NET
14 17 (1.12%) Servlets
15 15 (0.99%) EJB
16 14 (0.93%) XSL
17 13 (0.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 148 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (2.97%) Management Information System
3 41 (2.71%) Mainframe
4 26 (1.72%) Derivative
5 23 (1.52%) Computer Science
5 23 (1.52%) Credit Risk
6 16 (1.06%) FMCG
6 16 (1.06%) Data Integration
6 16 (1.06%) Fixed Income
7 15 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 13 (0.86%) E-Learning
8 13 (0.86%) Mobile App
9 12 (0.79%) Equity Derivative
10 11 (0.73%) Equities
10 11 (0.73%) Replication
11 10 (0.66%) Clustering
12 9 (0.59%) IBM Mainframe
12 9 (0.59%) Digital Media
13 8 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
13 8 (0.53%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 139 (9.19%) Windows
2 113 (7.47%) UNIX
3 96 (6.35%) Linux
4 30 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (1.39%) Windows 7
6 20 (1.32%) AIX
7 18 (1.19%) zOS
8 14 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.73%) Windows 2000
9 11 (0.73%) Solaris
10 10 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.59%) Android
12 8 (0.53%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.53%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.26%) HPUX
15 3 (0.20%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.20%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (16.59%) Stakeholder Management
2 203 (13.42%) Project Management
3 166 (10.97%) Migration
4 149 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
5 86 (5.68%) Business Analysis
6 85 (5.62%) Asset Management
7 75 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
8 68 (4.49%) ITIL
9 65 (4.30%) User Acceptance Testing
10 63 (4.16%) Investment Management
11 61 (4.03%) Data Analysis
12 60 (3.97%) PRINCE2
13 57 (3.77%) Change Management
14 56 (3.70%) ETL
15 48 (3.17%) Performance Tuning
16 47 (3.11%) Data Management
17 46 (3.04%) OO
18 44 (2.91%) Data Modelling
19 43 (2.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 42 (2.78%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 266 (17.58%) SQL
2 177 (11.70%) Java
3 69 (4.56%) C#
4 60 (3.97%) JavaScript
5 59 (3.90%) VBA
6 39 (2.58%) Perl
7 37 (2.45%) PL/SQL
8 24 (1.59%) C++
9 22 (1.45%) Shell Script
10 20 (1.32%) T-SQL
11 15 (0.99%) VB
12 12 (0.79%) C
13 8 (0.53%) VBScript
14 7 (0.46%) JCL
14 7 (0.46%) Scala
15 6 (0.40%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.33%) COBOL
16 5 (0.33%) Python
17 4 (0.26%) VB6
17 4 (0.26%) Korn
Qualifications
1 46 (3.04%) Degree
2 26 (1.72%) CISSP
3 22 (1.45%) ISEB
4 19 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
5 17 (1.12%) Security Cleared
6 14 (0.93%) SC Cleared
7 13 (0.86%) PMP
8 12 (0.79%) CEH
8 12 (0.79%) PMI Certification
9 11 (0.73%) ISTQB
10 10 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 9 (0.59%) CISM
12 7 (0.46%) CCSP
12 7 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.46%) CISA
12 7 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (0.40%) GIAC
13 6 (0.40%) SSCP
13 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.25%) QA
2 18 (1.19%) SLA
3 15 (0.99%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (0.66%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.59%) EMIR
7 6 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.40%) Solvency II
8 5 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.20%) MiFID
9 3 (0.20%) FINREP
10 2 (0.13%) COREP
10 2 (0.13%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.13%) COBIT
10 2 (0.13%) Basel III
10 2 (0.13%) Basel II
11 1 (0.066%) FATCA
System Software
1 35 (2.31%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.53%) SRDF
4 6 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.33%) vSphere
6 3 (0.20%) MetaFrame
6 3 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.20%) ACF2
7 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.13%) XenApp
7 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.13%) RACF
8 1 (0.066%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.066%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.066%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.066%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 28 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.79%) Control-M
3 11 (0.73%) SCCM
4 6 (0.40%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.33%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.20%) Unicenter
7 3 (0.20%) MOM
7 3 (0.20%) Tivoli NetView
7 3 (0.20%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.20%) CA Wily
7 3 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.20%) OMEGAMON
7 3 (0.20%) HP SiteScope
8 2 (0.13%) SCOM
8 2 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.13%) OpenView
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.066%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 145 (9.58%) Oracle
2 115 (7.60%) Microsoft
3 58 (3.83%) Sybase
4 51 (3.37%) IBM
5 34 (2.25%) Cognos
6 31 (2.05%) VMware
7 26 (1.72%) HP
7 26 (1.72%) Business Objects
8 23 (1.52%) Charles River
9 18 (1.19%) Informatica
10 17 (1.12%) Teradata
11 15 (0.99%) Citrix
12 13 (0.86%) Bloomberg
12 13 (0.86%) Adobe
13 12 (0.79%) SAP
14 11 (0.73%) JBoss
14 11 (0.73%) Red Hat
14 11 (0.73%) EMC
15 10 (0.66%) Lotus
16 9 (0.59%) Reuters
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