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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 3 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 380 907 847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.28% 31.64% 30.01%
As % of the General category 63.97% 68.97% 68.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 468 456
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £401 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Median hourly rate £31.25 £26.86 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% +144.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.59% +34.84%
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
594 1315 1240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 30.14% 45.87% 43.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 604 618
Median daily rate £400 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £262 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 26 11
Median hourly rate £32.00 £33.71 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.07% +5.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £12.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.93 £43.10 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £27.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-10.90% +12.24%

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 8 December 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
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 8 December 2016.

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 8 December 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 -2 214 £425 +0.47% 81
Glasgow -2 85 £388 +10.71% 23
Stirling 0 23 £338 -25.00%
Aberdeen +4 18 £288 -18.43%
Renfrewshire -8 6 £330 -17.50%
West Dunbartonshire - 6 £435 -
West Lothian -11 4 £350 +22.80% 3
Scottish Borders - 4 £325 -
Aberdeenshire - 3 £400 -
Inverclyde - 3 - -
Fife -7 2 £250 -61.53%
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 £350 -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 255 (25.60%) Banking
2 183 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
3 158 (15.86%) SQL
4 150 (15.06%) Agile Software Development
5 125 (12.55%) Java
6 104 (10.44%) Oracle
7 101 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
8 99 (9.94%) Data Centre
8 99 (9.94%) Project Management
9 96 (9.64%) Unix
10 95 (9.54%) Retail
11 94 (9.44%) Linux
12 91 (9.14%) Law
13 83 (8.33%) Microsoft
14 76 (7.63%) Migration
15 74 (7.43%) Windows
16 73 (7.33%) HTML
17 69 (6.93%) Business Analysis
18 63 (6.33%) JavaScript
19 58 (5.82%) CSS
20 57 (5.72%) Retail Banking
21 55 (5.52%) MS Excel
22 50 (5.02%) Mainframe
23 49 (4.92%) IBM
23 49 (4.92%) Analytics
24 48 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
25 47 (4.72%) CA
26 46 (4.62%) Scrum
27 45 (4.52%) PRINCE2
28 42 (4.22%) Spring

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 30 (3.01%) JBoss
1 30 (3.01%) SAS
2 21 (2.11%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.11%) WebSphere
3 18 (1.81%) Apache
4 16 (1.61%) CMS
5 11 (1.10%) MS Exchange
5 11 (1.10%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (0.60%) CICS
7 6 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (0.50%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.30%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.30%) Confluence
10 3 (0.30%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (0.30%) IIS
Applications
1 55 (5.52%) MS Excel
2 35 (3.51%) MS Office
3 27 (2.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (2.11%) MS Project
5 16 (1.61%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (0.60%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.30%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.10%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 17 (1.71%) Markit EDM
2 9 (0.90%) Unit4 Business World
3 7 (0.70%) Sonata
4 6 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.30%) Primavera
6 3 (0.30%) SAP MDM
6 3 (0.30%) Summit
7 2 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.20%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.10%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.51%) Office 365
2 13 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.50%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.40%) SaaS
5 3 (0.30%) Trello
6 2 (0.20%) IaaS
6 2 (0.20%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.10%) Bluemix
7 1 (0.10%) GitHub
7 1 (0.10%) Google Play
7 1 (0.10%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.10%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.10%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.61%) Firewall
1 36 (3.61%) Internet
2 22 (2.21%) SSL
3 19 (1.91%) DNS
3 19 (1.91%) HTTPS
4 18 (1.81%) LAN
5 16 (1.61%) Network Security
6 15 (1.51%) DHCP
6 15 (1.51%) WAN
7 14 (1.41%) LDAP
8 12 (1.20%) Intranet
9 11 (1.10%) FTP
10 10 (1.00%) TCP/IP
11 9 (0.90%) OSPF
12 8 (0.80%) BGP
12 8 (0.80%) MPLS
13 7 (0.70%) SAN
14 6 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (0.60%) Wireless
15 5 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
2 39 (3.92%) DB2
3 38 (3.82%) Relational Database
4 34 (3.41%) SQL Server
5 31 (3.11%) RDBMS
6 16 (1.61%) Oracle Database
7 14 (1.41%) Big Data
8 13 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
8 13 (1.31%) QlikView
9 11 (1.10%) Hadoop
10 10 (1.00%) NoSQL
10 10 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (0.80%) ObjectStore
13 7 (0.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.60%) MarkLogic
14 6 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
14 6 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (0.50%) MongoDB
15 5 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (2.01%) JUnit
2 19 (1.91%) JIRA
3 18 (1.81%) Selenium
4 17 (1.71%) Git (software)
5 15 (1.51%) Jenkins
6 10 (1.00%) Cucumber
6 10 (1.00%) Subversion
7 7 (0.70%) Axure RP
7 7 (0.70%) Maven
7 7 (0.70%) WebDriver
8 6 (0.60%) LoadRunner
9 5 (0.50%) Grunt
9 5 (0.50%) PowerBuilder
10 4 (0.40%) Jasmine
10 4 (0.40%) Karma Test Runner
11 3 (0.30%) Gradle
11 3 (0.30%) Protractor
11 3 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (0.30%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.30%) SpecFlow
General
1 255 (25.60%) Banking
2 95 (9.54%) Retail
3 91 (9.14%) Law
4 57 (5.72%) Retail Banking
5 26 (2.61%) Marketing
6 17 (1.71%) Legal
6 17 (1.71%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.31%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.10%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.90%) Front Office
9 9 (0.90%) Telecoms
10 7 (0.70%) Publishing
11 5 (0.50%) Advertising
11 5 (0.50%) Electronics
12 4 (0.40%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.30%) Back Office
13 3 (0.30%) Billing
14 2 (0.20%) Local Government
14 2 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 236 (23.69%) Analyst
2 187 (18.78%) Developer
3 120 (12.05%) Project Manager
4 86 (8.63%) Consultant
5 74 (7.43%) Business Analyst
6 66 (6.63%) Architect
7 51 (5.12%) Java Developer
8 37 (3.71%) Operations Analyst
9 34 (3.41%) Designer
10 32 (3.21%) Mainframe Analyst
11 30 (3.01%) Systems Analyst
12 29 (2.91%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
12 29 (2.91%) Security Consultant
13 28 (2.81%) Security Engineer
14 23 (2.31%) Financial Analyst
15 21 (2.11%) Data Analyst
16 20 (2.01%) IT Manager
17 19 (1.91%) Data Architect
17 19 (1.91%) Senior Manager
17 19 (1.91%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (7.33%) HTML
2 58 (5.82%) CSS
3 42 (4.22%) Spring
4 33 (3.31%) J2EE
5 30 (3.01%) HTML5
6 26 (2.61%) AngularJS
7 22 (2.21%) JMS
8 21 (2.11%) jQuery
8 21 (2.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 20 (2.01%) Node.js
9 20 (2.01%) React
10 19 (1.91%) .NET
11 18 (1.81%) Middleware
12 17 (1.71%) J2SE
13 16 (1.61%) CSS3
14 15 (1.51%) Hibernate
14 15 (1.51%) JSP
15 14 (1.41%) XML
16 12 (1.20%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
17 11 (1.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 101 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (9.94%) Data Centre
3 50 (5.02%) Mainframe
4 37 (3.71%) User Experience
5 26 (2.61%) Management Information System
6 21 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (1.71%) DataPower
8 15 (1.51%) Mobile App
9 14 (1.41%) Computer Science
10 12 (1.20%) Credit Risk
11 11 (1.10%) PKI
11 11 (1.10%) Tandem
12 10 (1.00%) iSeries
13 9 (0.90%) Smartphone
14 8 (0.80%) CMDB
14 8 (0.80%) Equity Derivative
15 7 (0.70%) Replication
16 6 (0.60%) Clustering
16 6 (0.60%) Copywriting
16 6 (0.60%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 96 (9.64%) Unix
2 94 (9.44%) Linux
3 74 (7.43%) Windows
4 18 (1.81%) AIX
5 17 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (1.51%) Solaris
8 12 (1.20%) Windows 10
8 12 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (1.00%) Android
9 10 (1.00%) Windows 7
9 10 (1.00%) zOS
10 9 (0.90%) Windows Server
11 7 (0.70%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.70%) HPUX
12 3 (0.30%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.20%) CatOS
13 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.10%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
2 150 (15.06%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (9.94%) Project Management
4 76 (7.63%) Migration
5 69 (6.93%) Business Analysis
6 49 (4.92%) Analytics
7 46 (4.62%) Scrum
8 45 (4.52%) PRINCE2
9 40 (4.02%) Asset Management
10 38 (3.82%) Change Management
11 37 (3.71%) Business Intelligence
11 37 (3.71%) User Acceptance Testing
12 35 (3.51%) OO
13 34 (3.41%) ITIL
14 32 (3.21%) Information Security
14 32 (3.21%) Software Testing
15 29 (2.91%) ETL
15 29 (2.91%) Risk Management
15 29 (2.91%) SDLC
16 26 (2.61%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 158 (15.86%) SQL
2 125 (12.55%) Java
3 63 (6.33%) JavaScript
4 39 (3.92%) Perl
5 28 (2.81%) C#
6 23 (2.31%) PowerShell
7 22 (2.21%) PL/SQL
8 21 (2.11%) Shell Script
9 14 (1.41%) Python
10 13 (1.31%) C++
10 13 (1.31%) VBA
11 12 (1.20%) JCL
12 11 (1.10%) C
13 10 (1.00%) VBScript
14 7 (0.70%) ES6
15 6 (0.60%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.50%) VB
17 4 (0.40%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.40%) ECMAScript
17 4 (0.40%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (3.31%) Degree
2 15 (1.51%) CISSP
2 15 (1.51%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (1.00%) CCNP
5 10 (1.00%) ISEB
5 10 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 10 (1.00%) SC Cleared
6 8 (0.80%) CCNA
7 7 (0.70%) CCIE
7 7 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (0.60%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.50%) CGEIT
9 5 (0.50%) CISA
9 5 (0.50%) CRISC
9 5 (0.50%) PMP
9 5 (0.50%) SANS
10 4 (0.40%) CCSA
10 4 (0.40%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.51%) QA
2 11 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.90%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.90%) SLA
4 7 (0.70%) FINREP
5 5 (0.50%) COBIT
5 5 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.40%) MiFID
6 4 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.40%) SEPA
7 2 (0.20%) Actionable Recommendations
7 2 (0.20%) COREP
7 2 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.10%) Basel III
8 1 (0.10%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.10%) EMIR
8 1 (0.10%) FATCA
8 1 (0.10%) P3O
8 1 (0.10%) UCITS
System Software
1 36 (3.61%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.20%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 10 (1.00%) Time Sharing Option
3 10 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.90%) XenApp
5 8 (0.80%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.80%) XenDesktop
6 7 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.60%) Docker
7 6 (0.60%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.30%) NFS
9 3 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.10%) ClearTrust
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.10%) Veritas File System
11 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (1.61%) SCCM
2 14 (1.41%) Tivoli
3 12 (1.20%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 11 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (0.80%) SCOM
6 6 (0.60%) Ansible
6 6 (0.60%) Puppet
6 6 (0.60%) TeamSite
7 4 (0.40%) ArcSight ESM
7 4 (0.40%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.40%) QRadar
7 4 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.30%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.30%) RSA Security Analytics
9 2 (0.20%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 104 (10.44%) Oracle
2 83 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 49 (4.92%) IBM
4 47 (4.72%) CA
5 30 (3.01%) Sybase
6 28 (2.81%) Cisco
7 24 (2.41%) Red Hat
8 23 (2.31%) Symantec
8 23 (2.31%) Teradata
9 19 (1.91%) Adobe
10 17 (1.71%) SAP
11 16 (1.61%) VMware
12 15 (1.51%) Citrix
13 13 (1.31%) Qualys
13 13 (1.31%) Splunk
14 12 (1.20%) HP
15 11 (1.10%) CheckPoint
15 11 (1.10%) Intel Security
16 10 (1.00%) Cognos
16 10 (1.00%) EMC
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