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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
UK / Scotland
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 470 796 861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 26.84% 30.73% 31.87%
As % of the General category 70.68% 67.69% 69.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 431 511
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Median hourly rate £49.09 £45.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.07% +63.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 £17.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.89 £89.00 £33.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +60.60%

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
665 1176 1242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 37.98% 45.41% 45.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 561 661
Median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 10
Median hourly rate £46.00 £28.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.28% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.77 £50.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-18.46% +44.44%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 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 0 272 £425 - 64
Glasgow -1 133 £355 -8.97% 35
Aberdeen 0 21 £288 -41.32%
Stirling +1 14 £475 +26.66% 1
West Lothian +1 10 £387 +35.61% 1
West Dunbartonshire 0 3 £370 +85.00%
Highlands 0 2 £420 -
Renfrewshire +13 1 £200 -58.65% 1
Perth and Kinross -2 1 - -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 180 (21.40%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (18.67%) Banking
3 139 (16.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 134 (15.93%) SQL
5 119 (14.15%) Java
6 102 (12.13%) Microsoft
7 98 (11.65%) Project Management
8 81 (9.63%) Windows
8 81 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
9 79 (9.39%) Migration
10 77 (9.16%) Oracle
11 74 (8.80%) HTML
11 74 (8.80%) Law
12 69 (8.20%) JavaScript
13 63 (7.49%) Linux
13 63 (7.49%) MS Excel
14 60 (7.13%) CSS
15 54 (6.42%) Business Analysis
15 54 (6.42%) Data Centre
16 53 (6.30%) Retail
17 52 (6.18%) ITIL
18 51 (6.06%) Unix
19 48 (5.71%) Scrum
20 44 (5.23%) Analytics
21 43 (5.11%) Degree
22 40 (4.76%) IBM
23 39 (4.64%) Change Management
23 39 (4.64%) Retail Banking
24 38 (4.52%) C#
24 38 (4.52%) SQL Server

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 26 (3.09%) SAS
2 17 (2.02%) WebSphere
3 16 (1.90%) JBoss
4 15 (1.78%) Apache
4 15 (1.78%) SharePoint
5 14 (1.66%) CMS
6 7 (0.83%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.71%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (0.59%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.36%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.24%) CICS
10 2 (0.24%) IIS
10 2 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.24%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 63 (7.49%) MS Excel
2 28 (3.33%) MS Office
3 23 (2.73%) MS Project
4 21 (2.50%) MS Visio
5 17 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.95%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.12%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 14 (1.66%) Unit4 Business World
2 10 (1.19%) Markit EDM
3 9 (1.07%) Sonata
4 8 (0.95%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.24%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.24%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.24%) SAP MII
8 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.12%) Primavera
8 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.12%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.02%) Office 365
2 11 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.71%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.24%) IaaS
5 2 (0.24%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.24%) SaaS
6 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.12%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.12%) GitHub
6 1 (0.12%) Google Play
6 1 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.69%) Firewall
2 23 (2.73%) DNS
3 22 (2.62%) Internet
4 21 (2.50%) LAN
5 20 (2.38%) WAN
6 18 (2.14%) DHCP
6 18 (2.14%) TCP/IP
7 14 (1.66%) BGP
7 14 (1.66%) OSPF
8 13 (1.55%) MPLS
8 13 (1.55%) Network Security
9 11 (1.31%) Cisco IOS
9 11 (1.31%) LDAP
9 11 (1.31%) SSL
9 11 (1.31%) Wireless
10 10 (1.19%) HTTPS
10 10 (1.19%) Multicast
11 7 (0.83%) FTP
12 6 (0.71%) Intranet
13 4 (0.48%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (4.52%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (3.09%) Relational Database
4 17 (2.02%) RDBMS
5 15 (1.78%) Big Data
6 13 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
7 12 (1.43%) DB2
8 11 (1.31%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.71%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.71%) QlikView
11 5 (0.59%) MySQL
11 5 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.48%) Apache Hive
12 4 (0.48%) MS Access
12 4 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.36%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.36%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 25 (2.97%) Git (software)
2 18 (2.14%) Selenium
3 16 (1.90%) Jenkins
4 15 (1.78%) JIRA
5 14 (1.66%) WebDriver
6 13 (1.55%) SoapUI
7 11 (1.31%) Subversion
8 9 (1.07%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.71%) LoadRunner
9 6 (0.71%) SpecFlow
9 6 (0.71%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.59%) Axure RP
10 5 (0.59%) JUnit
10 5 (0.59%) PowerBuilder
11 4 (0.48%) Gradle
11 4 (0.48%) Maven
11 4 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
12 3 (0.36%) Ant
12 3 (0.36%) Grunt
12 3 (0.36%) Hudson
General
1 157 (18.67%) Banking
2 74 (8.80%) Law
3 53 (6.30%) Retail
4 39 (4.64%) Retail Banking
5 24 (2.85%) Marketing
6 20 (2.38%) Manufacturing
7 17 (2.02%) Legal
8 16 (1.90%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.07%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.95%) Publishing
11 5 (0.59%) Back Office
11 5 (0.59%) Electronics
12 4 (0.48%) Advertising
13 3 (0.36%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.36%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.24%) Front Office
14 2 (0.24%) Local Government
15 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.12%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 182 (21.64%) Analyst
2 175 (20.81%) Developer
3 81 (9.63%) Project Manager
4 79 (9.39%) Business Analyst
5 62 (7.37%) Consultant
6 50 (5.95%) Java Developer
7 43 (5.11%) Architect
8 26 (3.09%) Data Analyst
8 26 (3.09%) Designer
9 25 (2.97%) IT Manager
10 22 (2.62%) Systems Analyst
10 22 (2.62%) Test Analyst
11 20 (2.38%) Security Consultant
12 19 (2.26%) Security Engineer
12 19 (2.26%) Senior Manager
12 19 (2.26%) Web Manager
13 17 (2.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 16 (1.90%) Network Engineer
15 15 (1.78%) Senior Analyst
15 15 (1.78%) Web Production Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (8.80%) HTML
2 60 (7.13%) CSS
3 38 (4.52%) .NET
4 34 (4.04%) Spring
5 28 (3.33%) Node.js
6 27 (3.21%) HTML5
7 24 (2.85%) J2EE
8 21 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 21 (2.50%) Web Services
9 20 (2.38%) AngularJS
9 20 (2.38%) jQuery
10 18 (2.14%) React
11 15 (1.78%) XML
12 14 (1.66%) CSS3
12 14 (1.66%) Middleware
13 13 (1.55%) WPF
14 12 (1.43%) JSON
15 11 (1.31%) SOAP
16 10 (1.19%) JSP
16 10 (1.19%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 81 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (6.42%) Data Centre
3 37 (4.40%) Management Information System
4 36 (4.28%) User Experience
5 25 (2.97%) Computer Science
6 18 (2.14%) Mainframe
7 17 (2.02%) CMDB
8 14 (1.66%) Credit Risk
9 10 (1.19%) DataPower
9 10 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.19%) Fintech
9 10 (1.19%) Mobile App
10 7 (0.83%) Private Cloud
10 7 (0.83%) Replication
10 7 (0.83%) Smartphone
11 5 (0.59%) PKI
12 4 (0.48%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.48%) iSeries
12 4 (0.48%) PMI
12 4 (0.48%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 81 (9.63%) Windows
2 63 (7.49%) Linux
3 51 (6.06%) Unix
4 19 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (2.14%) Windows 10
5 18 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (2.02%) Windows 7
7 15 (1.78%) Windows Server
8 14 (1.66%) Android
9 11 (1.31%) CatOS
10 9 (1.07%) AIX
11 8 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.95%) zOS
12 7 (0.83%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.59%) Solaris
14 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.12%) HPUX
15 1 (0.12%) i5/OS
15 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (21.40%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (16.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 98 (11.65%) Project Management
4 79 (9.39%) Migration
5 54 (6.42%) Business Analysis
6 52 (6.18%) ITIL
7 48 (5.71%) Scrum
8 44 (5.23%) Analytics
9 39 (4.64%) Change Management
10 35 (4.16%) Asset Management
10 35 (4.16%) Software Testing
10 35 (4.16%) User Acceptance Testing
11 34 (4.04%) PRINCE2
12 30 (3.57%) Front End Development
13 29 (3.45%) Risk Management
14 28 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
14 28 (3.33%) Programme Management
15 25 (2.97%) Data Migration
16 24 (2.85%) Continuous Improvement
17 23 (2.73%) OO
Programming Languages
1 134 (15.93%) SQL
2 119 (14.15%) Java
3 69 (8.20%) JavaScript
4 38 (4.52%) C#
5 30 (3.57%) PowerShell
6 26 (3.09%) Python
7 25 (2.97%) PL/SQL
8 20 (2.38%) Perl
9 14 (1.66%) Shell Script
10 13 (1.55%) C
10 13 (1.55%) VBA
11 10 (1.19%) VBScript
12 9 (1.07%) Bash Shell
13 8 (0.95%) JCL
13 8 (0.95%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.59%) Ruby
14 5 (0.59%) XAML
15 4 (0.48%) VB
15 4 (0.48%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.36%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 43 (5.11%) Degree
2 23 (2.73%) Security Cleared
3 21 (2.50%) CISSP
4 16 (1.90%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.07%) ISEB
6 8 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (0.83%) PMI Certification
8 6 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (0.71%) SANS
9 5 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (0.48%) CGEIT
10 4 (0.48%) CISA
10 4 (0.48%) CISM
10 4 (0.48%) CRISC
10 4 (0.48%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.48%) PMP
11 3 (0.36%) CCNP
11 3 (0.36%) CCSP
11 3 (0.36%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.78%) QA
2 10 (1.19%) SLA
3 9 (1.07%) IFRS
4 8 (0.95%) MiFID
5 7 (0.83%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.83%) FINREP
6 5 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.36%) COBIT
7 3 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.36%) EMIR
7 3 (0.36%) IFRS 9
7 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.24%) Basel II
8 2 (0.24%) FATCA
8 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.12%) Basel III
9 1 (0.12%) GDPR
9 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (4.28%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.78%) XenApp
3 14 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.66%) XenDesktop
4 10 (1.19%) VMware ESX
5 9 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (0.95%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 6 (0.71%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.71%) Time Sharing Option
8 4 (0.48%) Docker
9 3 (0.36%) RACF
9 3 (0.36%) vSphere
10 2 (0.24%) ACF2
10 2 (0.24%) PowerHA
10 2 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Clusterware
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 24 (2.85%) SCCM
2 11 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (1.19%) SCOM
4 9 (1.07%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 8 (0.95%) Ansible
5 8 (0.95%) Tivoli
6 7 (0.83%) Puppet
7 6 (0.71%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (0.48%) ArcSight ESM
8 4 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.48%) QRadar
9 3 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.36%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.36%) RSA Security Analytics
9 3 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.36%) TIBCO Hawk
9 3 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 102 (12.13%) Microsoft
2 77 (9.16%) Oracle
3 40 (4.76%) IBM
4 28 (3.33%) Cisco
5 24 (2.85%) VMware
6 23 (2.73%) SAP
6 23 (2.73%) Symantec
7 22 (2.62%) Adobe
8 18 (2.14%) Citrix
9 17 (2.02%) TIBCO
10 15 (1.78%) HP
11 14 (1.66%) Teradata
12 13 (1.55%) Red Hat
12 13 (1.55%) Splunk
13 11 (1.31%) CA
13 11 (1.31%) Intel Security
14 10 (1.19%) OpenText
15 8 (0.95%) Sybase
16 7 (0.83%) BT
16 7 (0.83%) Siemens
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