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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 738 773 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 26.88% 30.93% 36.62%
As % of the General category 66.31% 70.72% 71.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 357 484
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
- +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 8
Average hourly rate £30.25 £14.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.07% -16.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.05 £9.40 £9.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.45 £21.90 £30.47
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
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
1113 1093 1374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.53% 43.74% 51.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 504 623
Average daily rate £400 £380 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 34 30
Average hourly rate £13.50 £10.50 £15.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.80 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.38 £20.40 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -21.05%

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 20 August 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
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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 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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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 0 387 £400 +5.26% 99
Glasgow 0 241 £388 +14.81% 48
Stirling +1 52 £400 +3.22% 12
Aberdeen -9 8 £310 -12.67% 7
West Lothian +5 6 £400 -7.72% 1
Highlands - 3 - -
Dundee +7 2 - - 3
Aberdeenshire +1 1 £282 -33.64%
Fife - - - - 1
Grampian - - - -
Perth and Kinross - - - - 1
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 393 (26.88%) Banking
2 248 (16.96%) Stakeholder Management
3 246 (16.83%) SQL
4 207 (14.16%) Project Management
5 163 (11.15%) Java
6 155 (10.60%) Oracle
7 140 (9.58%) Windows
8 138 (9.44%) Migration
9 129 (8.82%) Retail
10 118 (8.07%) UNIX
11 109 (7.46%) Microsoft
12 95 (6.50%) Linux
13 93 (6.36%) MS Excel
14 91 (6.22%) Asset Management
15 88 (6.02%) Business Analysis
16 86 (5.88%) SQL Server
17 83 (5.68%) .NET
18 81 (5.54%) Business Intelligence
19 78 (5.34%) Investment Management
20 75 (5.13%) Retail Banking
21 74 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
22 71 (4.86%) Agile Software Development
23 69 (4.72%) ITIL
23 69 (4.72%) Relational Database
24 66 (4.51%) XML
24 66 (4.51%) C#
25 65 (4.45%) PRINCE2
26 63 (4.31%) HTML
27 62 (4.24%) User Acceptance Testing
28 61 (4.17%) Data Analysis

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 39 (2.67%) SharePoint
2 37 (2.53%) WebSphere
3 36 (2.46%) SAS
4 19 (1.30%) Tomcat
5 17 (1.16%) CICS
6 14 (0.96%) CMS
7 10 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (0.62%) IBM Notes
9 8 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.48%) WebSphere Portal
10 7 (0.48%) IIS
11 6 (0.41%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.34%) TeamSite
12 5 (0.34%) Lync
12 5 (0.34%) Node.js
13 4 (0.27%) Adobe CQ
13 4 (0.27%) TWiki
13 4 (0.27%) FileNet
13 4 (0.27%) MS Exchange
14 3 (0.21%) Apache
Applications
1 93 (6.36%) MS Excel
2 57 (3.90%) MS Office
3 30 (2.05%) MS Project
3 30 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (1.57%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.27%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.27%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.068%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.068%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 31 (2.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 29 (1.98%) Markit EDM
3 17 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
4 11 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
5 10 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
8 7 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (0.48%) Cognos TM1
8 7 (0.48%) Agresso
9 6 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
9 6 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (0.34%) Cognos Controller
10 5 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
11 4 (0.27%) Oracle iProcurement
12 2 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
12 2 (0.14%) Eagle STAR
12 2 (0.14%) SAP SD
12 2 (0.14%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.068%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.37%) Firewall
2 16 (1.09%) HTTP
2 16 (1.09%) SAN
3 15 (1.03%) Intranet
4 10 (0.68%) WAN
4 10 (0.68%) LAN
5 8 (0.55%) NAS
6 7 (0.48%) ATM
6 7 (0.48%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.48%) DNS
7 6 (0.41%) VPN
8 5 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (0.27%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (0.21%) Network Security
10 3 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.21%) Wireless
10 3 (0.21%) Connectrix
10 3 (0.21%) Internet
10 3 (0.21%) VoIP
11 2 (0.14%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 74 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
3 69 (4.72%) Relational Database
4 48 (3.28%) RDBMS
5 35 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 31 (2.12%) DB2
7 28 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 28 (1.92%) Cognos Report Studio
8 27 (1.85%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 27 (1.85%) Oracle Database
8 27 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
9 26 (1.78%) Cognos Transformer
10 18 (1.23%) MS Access
11 14 (0.96%) QlikView
12 10 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
13 9 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (0.48%) KDB
15 6 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
15 6 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (1.23%) Subversion
2 11 (0.75%) JIRA
2 11 (0.75%) Visual Studio
3 10 (0.68%) JUnit
4 9 (0.62%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.48%) Eclipse
6 6 (0.41%) Ant
6 6 (0.41%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (0.41%) Maven
7 5 (0.34%) CppUnit
7 5 (0.34%) ERwin
7 5 (0.34%) GoogleTest
8 4 (0.27%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.27%) PowerDesigner
8 4 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.21%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.21%) Introscope
9 3 (0.21%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.21%) TestDirector
9 3 (0.21%) Apache Ivy
General
1 393 (26.88%) Banking
2 129 (8.82%) Retail
3 75 (5.13%) Retail Banking
4 45 (3.08%) Front Office
5 40 (2.74%) Investment Banking
6 32 (2.19%) Financial Institution
7 23 (1.57%) Advertising
8 19 (1.30%) Legal
9 16 (1.09%) Marketing
10 14 (0.96%) Back Office
11 12 (0.82%) Publishing
12 11 (0.75%) General Ledger
13 6 (0.41%) Billing
14 5 (0.34%) Private Banking
14 5 (0.34%) Telecoms
15 3 (0.21%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.21%) German Language
15 3 (0.21%) Italian Language
16 2 (0.14%) Law
17 1 (0.068%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 386 (26.40%) Analyst
2 301 (20.59%) Developer
3 202 (13.82%) Project Manager
4 177 (12.11%) Business Analyst
5 90 (6.16%) Architect
6 88 (6.02%) Consultant
7 73 (4.99%) Java Developer
8 46 (3.15%) Data Analyst
9 42 (2.87%) PMO Analyst
10 40 (2.74%) Senior Analyst
10 40 (2.74%) Senior Manager
11 36 (2.46%) Administrator
12 35 (2.39%) Cognos Developer
13 33 (2.26%) Designer
14 32 (2.19%) Solutions Architect
14 32 (2.19%) Programme Manager
14 32 (2.19%) Senior Project Manager
15 27 (1.85%) Test Manager
16 24 (1.64%) Test Analyst
17 21 (1.44%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (5.68%) .NET
2 66 (4.51%) XML
3 63 (4.31%) HTML
4 53 (3.63%) Web Services
5 43 (2.94%) CSS
5 43 (2.94%) Spring
6 31 (2.12%) jQuery
7 29 (1.98%) Hibernate
8 25 (1.71%) J2EE
9 23 (1.57%) WPF
10 21 (1.44%) HTML5
11 20 (1.37%) SOAP
12 19 (1.30%) JMS
13 18 (1.23%) Middleware
13 18 (1.23%) ASP.NET
14 17 (1.16%) JSP
15 13 (0.89%) Servlets
15 13 (0.89%) XSL
15 13 (0.89%) XSLT
16 12 (0.82%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 47 (3.21%) Mainframe
2 41 (2.80%) Management Information System
3 25 (1.71%) Derivative
4 21 (1.44%) Computer Science
5 20 (1.37%) Credit Risk
6 17 (1.16%) Fixed Income
6 17 (1.16%) Data Integration
7 16 (1.09%) FMCG
7 16 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 12 (0.82%) Replication
8 12 (0.82%) E-Learning
8 12 (0.82%) Equities
9 11 (0.75%) Equity Derivative
10 10 (0.68%) Clustering
11 9 (0.62%) IBM Mainframe
11 9 (0.62%) Reference Data
11 9 (0.62%) Digital Media
11 9 (0.62%) Mobile App
12 8 (0.55%) Open Source
13 7 (0.48%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 140 (9.58%) Windows
2 118 (8.07%) UNIX
3 95 (6.50%) Linux
4 25 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (1.37%) AIX
6 19 (1.30%) Windows 7
7 16 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (1.09%) zOS
8 14 (0.96%) Solaris
9 10 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.55%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.55%) Windows 2000
11 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.34%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.27%) HPUX
13 4 (0.27%) Android
14 3 (0.21%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.21%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (16.96%) Stakeholder Management
2 207 (14.16%) Project Management
3 138 (9.44%) Migration
4 91 (6.22%) Asset Management
5 88 (6.02%) Business Analysis
6 81 (5.54%) Business Intelligence
7 78 (5.34%) Investment Management
8 71 (4.86%) Agile Software Development
9 69 (4.72%) ITIL
10 65 (4.45%) PRINCE2
11 62 (4.24%) User Acceptance Testing
12 61 (4.17%) Data Analysis
13 59 (4.04%) Change Management
14 54 (3.69%) Data Management
15 52 (3.56%) ETL
16 44 (3.01%) Data Modelling
17 42 (2.87%) Performance Tuning
18 41 (2.80%) Risk Management
18 41 (2.80%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 40 (2.74%) OO
Programming Languages
1 246 (16.83%) SQL
2 163 (11.15%) Java
3 66 (4.51%) C#
4 58 (3.97%) VBA
5 52 (3.56%) JavaScript
6 32 (2.19%) Perl
7 30 (2.05%) PL/SQL
8 23 (1.57%) Shell Script
9 22 (1.50%) C++
10 18 (1.23%) T-SQL
11 16 (1.09%) VB
12 15 (1.03%) C
13 9 (0.62%) Scala
14 7 (0.48%) Python
15 6 (0.41%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.41%) JCL
15 6 (0.41%) COBOL
16 4 (0.27%) VBScript
16 4 (0.27%) VB6
17 3 (0.21%) Korn
Qualifications
1 44 (3.01%) Degree
2 25 (1.71%) CISSP
3 23 (1.57%) ISEB
4 16 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
4 16 (1.09%) Security Cleared
5 14 (0.96%) SC Cleared
5 14 (0.96%) PMP
6 13 (0.89%) PMI Certification
6 13 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 12 (0.82%) CEH
8 10 (0.68%) CISM
9 9 (0.62%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.48%) CCSP
11 7 (0.48%) CISA
11 7 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 6 (0.41%) SSCP
12 6 (0.41%) GIAC
12 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.34%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.19%) QA
2 22 (1.50%) SLA
3 15 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (0.62%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.55%) Solvency II
7 7 (0.48%) EMIR
8 5 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.27%) MiFID
9 4 (0.27%) Basel II
9 4 (0.27%) FINREP
10 3 (0.21%) COREP
10 3 (0.21%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.14%) Basel III
11 2 (0.14%) COBIT
12 1 (0.068%) WCAG
12 1 (0.068%) FATCA
System Software
1 23 (1.57%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.55%) SRDF
4 6 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.34%) vSphere
6 4 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.21%) ACF2
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.21%) XenApp
8 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.14%) MetaFrame
8 2 (0.14%) RACF
9 1 (0.068%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.068%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.068%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 24 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.89%) Control-M
3 10 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 8 (0.55%) Tivoli
4 8 (0.55%) SCCM
5 7 (0.48%) NetBackup
6 5 (0.34%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.21%) OMEGAMON
8 3 (0.21%) CA Wily
8 3 (0.21%) HP SiteScope
8 3 (0.21%) MOM
8 3 (0.21%) Unicenter
8 3 (0.21%) Tivoli NetView
9 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.14%) OpenView
9 2 (0.14%) SCOM
10 1 (0.068%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 155 (10.60%) Oracle
2 109 (7.46%) Microsoft
3 50 (3.42%) Sybase
4 43 (2.94%) IBM
5 42 (2.87%) Cognos
6 32 (2.19%) VMware
7 29 (1.98%) Charles River
8 26 (1.78%) HP
9 25 (1.71%) Business Objects
10 17 (1.16%) Informatica
11 15 (1.03%) Citrix
11 15 (1.03%) Bloomberg
12 13 (0.89%) Red Hat
13 12 (0.82%) EMC
13 12 (0.82%) Adobe
13 12 (0.82%) SAP
14 11 (0.75%) Sun
14 11 (0.75%) Reuters
15 9 (0.62%) GoldenSource
15 9 (0.62%) Lotus
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