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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 933 1020 741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 31.27% 34.08% 27.56%
As % of the General category 67.36% 70.10% 72.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 564 374
Median daily rate £405 £391 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.51% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 26 6
Median hourly rate £43.00 £30.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.98% +56.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.84 £10.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.50 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.25 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+4.10% -14.11%
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
1385 1455 1016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 46.41% 48.61% 37.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 758 506
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £271 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 36 14
Median hourly rate £35.10 £20.69 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.65% +88.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.56 £10.00 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.60 £65.70 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £24.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+12.24% -5.76%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 3 May 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 0 645 £425 +7.45% 90
Glasgow -1 152 £375 -1.96% 40
Renfrewshire -21 37 £230 -39.94% 5
Stirling +2 33 £400 -3.03% 4
Aberdeen +11 10 £425 +86.81%
Dundee 0 4 - - 1
West Lothian -9 3 £398 +28.22% 1
Highlands - 3 - - 1
Inverclyde -10 2 £383 -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £240 -
North Lanarkshire -1 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £425 -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 560 (32.90%) Banking
2 287 (16.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 262 (15.39%) Migration
4 251 (14.75%) Project Management
5 233 (13.69%) SQL
6 230 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
7 182 (10.69%) Retail
8 180 (10.58%) Oracle
9 163 (9.58%) Data Centre
10 158 (9.28%) Unix
11 143 (8.40%) Microsoft
12 139 (8.17%) Retail Banking
13 125 (7.34%) Windows
13 125 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
14 121 (7.11%) User Acceptance Testing
15 112 (6.58%) MS Excel
16 107 (6.29%) Linux
17 106 (6.23%) Law
18 102 (5.99%) Java
19 93 (5.46%) Change Management
19 93 (5.46%) Business Analysis
20 90 (5.29%) Data Warehouse
21 89 (5.23%) ITIL
22 88 (5.17%) SQL Server
23 87 (5.11%) Business Intelligence
24 85 (4.99%) PRINCE2
25 84 (4.94%) Solaris
26 76 (4.47%) Risk Management
27 75 (4.41%) Scrum
28 72 (4.23%) Security Cleared

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 65 (3.82%) SAS
2 51 (3.00%) SharePoint
3 32 (1.88%) WebSphere
4 26 (1.53%) Node.js
5 24 (1.41%) CMS
6 15 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
7 12 (0.71%) CICS
7 12 (0.71%) MS Exchange
8 11 (0.65%) Apache
9 10 (0.59%) JBoss
10 8 (0.47%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.41%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.29%) IIS
13 5 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 4 (0.24%) GlassFish
15 3 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.18%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 112 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 51 (3.00%) MS Visio
3 47 (2.76%) MS Office
4 45 (2.64%) MS Project
5 31 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.29%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.059%) InDesign
10 1 (0.059%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.059%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 37 (2.17%) Markit EDM
2 9 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
4 7 (0.41%) Cognos Controller
4 7 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.35%) Hi Portfolio
5 6 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
5 6 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.35%) Primavera
6 5 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.29%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 5 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.24%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.23%) SaaS
2 14 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.65%) PaaS
5 4 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
5 4 (0.24%) Lucidchart
6 3 (0.18%) Office 365
7 2 (0.12%) IaaS
7 2 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.12%) Taleo
8 1 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.059%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.059%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.059%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.65%) Firewall
2 21 (1.23%) LDAP
3 20 (1.18%) Network Security
4 18 (1.06%) WAN
5 17 (1.00%) SAN
6 16 (0.94%) LAN
7 14 (0.82%) TCP/IP
8 12 (0.71%) BGP
8 12 (0.71%) OSPF
9 11 (0.65%) Wireless
10 10 (0.59%) Extranet
10 10 (0.59%) MPLS
11 9 (0.53%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (0.47%) HTTP
12 8 (0.47%) SSL
13 7 (0.41%) Multicast
14 6 (0.35%) Internet
15 5 (0.29%) ATM
15 5 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (0.29%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (5.29%) Data Warehouse
2 88 (5.17%) SQL Server
3 39 (2.29%) Relational Database
4 30 (1.76%) DB2
4 30 (1.76%) Oracle Database
5 23 (1.35%) RDBMS
6 21 (1.23%) MS Access
7 20 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
7 20 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
8 16 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (0.82%) Star Schema
11 11 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (0.59%) Big Data
12 10 (0.59%) Data Mining
13 9 (0.53%) Hadoop
14 8 (0.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 8 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (0.41%) PowerCenter
16 6 (0.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 38 (2.23%) JIRA
2 25 (1.47%) Jenkins
3 19 (1.12%) JUnit
4 17 (1.00%) Git (software)
5 13 (0.76%) gulp
5 13 (0.76%) Jasmine
6 12 (0.71%) Selenium
6 12 (0.71%) Visual Studio
7 11 (0.65%) HP UFT
8 10 (0.59%) Axure RP
8 10 (0.59%) ERwin
8 10 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (0.59%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.53%) Grunt
9 9 (0.53%) WebDriver
10 8 (0.47%) MSBuild
10 8 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (0.35%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 6 (0.35%) LoadRunner
12 5 (0.29%) Subversion
General
1 560 (32.90%) Banking
2 182 (10.69%) Retail
3 139 (8.17%) Retail Banking
4 106 (6.23%) Law
5 49 (2.88%) Legal
6 37 (2.17%) Financial Institution
7 30 (1.76%) Investment Banking
8 27 (1.59%) Marketing
9 24 (1.41%) Front Office
10 16 (0.94%) Back Office
11 12 (0.71%) Billing
12 10 (0.59%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.47%) German Language
14 7 (0.41%) Advertising
15 6 (0.35%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.29%) Telecoms
17 4 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
18 3 (0.18%) International Banking
18 3 (0.18%) Private Banking
19 1 (0.059%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 408 (23.97%) Analyst
2 252 (14.81%) Project Manager
3 195 (11.46%) Developer
4 187 (10.99%) Business Analyst
5 137 (8.05%) Architect
6 125 (7.34%) Consultant
7 77 (4.52%) Test Analyst
8 62 (3.64%) Infrastructure Manager
9 61 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
10 57 (3.35%) Financial Analyst
11 56 (3.29%) IT Manager
12 52 (3.06%) Programme Manager
13 48 (2.82%) Test Manager
14 47 (2.76%) Senior Manager
15 45 (2.64%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 44 (2.59%) Service Analyst
17 39 (2.29%) Data Analyst
17 39 (2.29%) Infrastructure Architect
18 37 (2.17%) Senior Analyst
19 33 (1.94%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (2.94%) .NET
2 36 (2.12%) Web Services
3 35 (2.06%) Middleware
4 33 (1.94%) HTML
5 30 (1.76%) CSS
6 28 (1.65%) Spring
7 23 (1.35%) AngularJS
8 22 (1.29%) React
9 20 (1.18%) REST
10 17 (1.00%) hapi
10 17 (1.00%) RefluxJS
11 16 (0.94%) J2SE
12 15 (0.88%) Hibernate
13 14 (0.82%) JMS
13 14 (0.82%) XML
14 13 (0.76%) LESS
15 12 (0.71%) HTML5
16 11 (0.65%) Entity Framework
16 11 (0.65%) J2EE
17 10 (0.59%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 163 (9.58%) Data Centre
2 125 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (3.17%) Clustering
4 51 (3.00%) User Experience
5 41 (2.41%) Credit Risk
6 36 (2.12%) Mainframe
7 30 (1.76%) Management Information System
8 23 (1.35%) iPad
9 19 (1.12%) Hedge funds
10 18 (1.06%) PKI
11 17 (1.00%) CMDB
12 15 (0.88%) Computer Science
13 11 (0.65%) DataPower
13 11 (0.65%) Replication
14 10 (0.59%) Data Structures
14 10 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (0.53%) Equity Derivative
15 9 (0.53%) PMI
15 9 (0.53%) Visualisation
16 8 (0.47%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 158 (9.28%) Unix
2 125 (7.34%) Windows
3 107 (6.29%) Linux
4 84 (4.94%) Solaris
5 41 (2.41%) AIX
6 36 (2.12%) Windows Server
7 25 (1.47%) HPUX
8 22 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (0.82%) zOS
12 12 (0.71%) Windows 7
13 11 (0.65%) Apple iOS
14 10 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.47%) Android
15 8 (0.47%) CatOS
16 6 (0.35%) Windows 10
17 4 (0.24%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.18%) Windows 2000
18 3 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (16.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 262 (15.39%) Migration
3 251 (14.75%) Project Management
4 230 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
5 121 (7.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 93 (5.46%) Business Analysis
6 93 (5.46%) Change Management
7 89 (5.23%) ITIL
8 87 (5.11%) Business Intelligence
9 85 (4.99%) PRINCE2
10 76 (4.47%) Risk Management
11 75 (4.41%) Scrum
12 68 (4.00%) Analytics
13 67 (3.94%) Data Modelling
14 61 (3.58%) Data Analysis
15 60 (3.53%) Asset Management
16 59 (3.47%) SDLC
17 58 (3.41%) Data Migration
18 56 (3.29%) ETL
19 55 (3.23%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 233 (13.69%) SQL
2 102 (5.99%) Java
3 56 (3.29%) C#
4 55 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 45 (2.64%) PowerShell
6 43 (2.53%) Perl
7 39 (2.29%) VBA
8 26 (1.53%) PL/SQL
9 23 (1.35%) Python
10 21 (1.23%) Ruby
11 20 (1.18%) C++
11 20 (1.18%) T-SQL
12 18 (1.06%) Bash Shell
13 16 (0.94%) C
14 13 (0.76%) Shell Script
14 13 (0.76%) VB
15 11 (0.65%) ES6
15 11 (0.65%) VBScript
16 9 (0.53%) Korn
17 8 (0.47%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 72 (4.23%) Security Cleared
2 57 (3.35%) Degree
3 50 (2.94%) ISEB
4 24 (1.41%) ISTQB
4 24 (1.41%) SC Cleared
5 23 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 21 (1.23%) PMI Certification
7 19 (1.12%) PMP
8 16 (0.94%) CISSP
9 11 (0.65%) CCNA
9 11 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.59%) CCNP
11 8 (0.47%) CISA
12 7 (0.41%) CCIE
12 7 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (0.41%) MCP
13 6 (0.35%) CISMP
13 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.24%) CISM
14 4 (0.24%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (2.35%) QA
2 35 (2.06%) Data Quality
3 19 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
5 11 (0.65%) SLA
6 7 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.35%) COBIT
7 6 (0.35%) MiFID
8 4 (0.24%) FATCA
8 4 (0.24%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.12%) EMIR
9 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.12%) SEPA
10 1 (0.059%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.059%) Basel II
10 1 (0.059%) Basel III
10 1 (0.059%) COREP
10 1 (0.059%) FINREP
10 1 (0.059%) SDET
System Software
1 54 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 43 (2.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 37 (2.17%) Veritas File System
3 37 (2.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 22 (1.29%) RACF
5 20 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (0.76%) Docker
7 12 (0.71%) XenApp
8 7 (0.41%) SRDF
8 7 (0.41%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 7 (0.41%) vSphere
8 7 (0.41%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.35%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.18%) ACF2
11 2 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.059%) Firmware
12 1 (0.059%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.059%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 41 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (1.23%) SCCM
3 18 (1.06%) Tivoli
4 16 (0.94%) CA Single Sign-On
5 14 (0.82%) Ansible
5 14 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (0.65%) Puppet
7 9 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
7 9 (0.53%) TADDM
8 8 (0.47%) QRadar
8 8 (0.47%) SCOM
9 7 (0.41%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.41%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 6 (0.35%) Nagios
11 5 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (0.29%) WSUS
12 4 (0.24%) CA Wily
13 3 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
13 3 (0.18%) Control-M
13 3 (0.18%) zSecure
Vendors
1 180 (10.58%) Oracle
2 143 (8.40%) Microsoft
3 70 (4.11%) HP
4 54 (3.17%) Veritas
5 50 (2.94%) CA
5 50 (2.94%) IBM
6 35 (2.06%) Citrix
7 34 (2.00%) VMware
8 32 (1.88%) Cisco
9 31 (1.82%) ServiceNow
10 30 (1.76%) Teradata
11 27 (1.59%) Sybase
12 26 (1.53%) Sitecore
13 25 (1.47%) Informatica
14 24 (1.41%) SAP
15 21 (1.23%) Charles River
16 20 (1.18%) EMC
17 19 (1.12%) Red Hat
18 18 (1.06%) Splunk
19 15 (0.88%) Intel Security
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