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 30 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 886 1103 726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 30.73% 37.53% 27.54%
As % of the General category 67.48% 72.81% 71.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 602 387
Median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 25 9
Median hourly rate £11.30 £29.17 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.26% +133.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +8.57%
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
1313 1515 1013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 45.54% 51.55% 38.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 778 531
Median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £280
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 7 34 19
Median hourly rate £13.86 £13.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +23.80%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.06 £24.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -3.00%

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 30 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
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 30 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 0 578 £423 +18.82% 73
Glasgow -1 160 £350 -6.66% 28
Renfrewshire -10 51 £225 -16.66% 2
Stirling +2 36 £370 -12.94% 6
Aberdeen +3 9 £338 +46.73%
Dundee -2 4 - -
Scottish Borders - 4 £350 -
Highlands - 3 - -
West Lothian -9 2 £410 +32.17%
North Lanarkshire 0 1 - - 1
Fife -5 1 £385 +56.98%
Inverclyde - 1 £345 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £290 -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 534 (31.64%) Banking
2 280 (16.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 259 (15.34%) Migration
3 259 (15.34%) Project Management
4 232 (13.74%) SQL
5 230 (13.63%) Agile Software Development
6 195 (11.55%) Oracle
7 188 (11.14%) Retail
8 163 (9.66%) Data Centre
9 162 (9.60%) Unix
10 147 (8.71%) Microsoft
11 135 (8.00%) Retail Banking
12 126 (7.46%) Windows
13 125 (7.41%) MS Excel
14 123 (7.29%) User Acceptance Testing
15 121 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
16 119 (7.05%) Linux
17 113 (6.69%) Law
18 105 (6.22%) Java
19 100 (5.92%) Risk Management
20 99 (5.86%) Solaris
21 97 (5.75%) ITIL
21 97 (5.75%) Change Management
22 94 (5.57%) Business Analysis
23 93 (5.51%) Business Intelligence
24 91 (5.39%) Data Warehouse
25 84 (4.98%) Security Cleared
26 80 (4.74%) Scrum
27 77 (4.56%) SQL Server
28 76 (4.50%) PRINCE2

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 64 (3.79%) SAS
2 55 (3.26%) SharePoint
3 28 (1.66%) WebSphere
4 27 (1.60%) CMS
5 24 (1.42%) Node.js
6 15 (0.89%) MS Exchange
6 15 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
7 13 (0.77%) CICS
8 12 (0.71%) Apache
9 11 (0.65%) JBoss
10 8 (0.47%) Skype for Business
10 8 (0.47%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (0.30%) IIS
13 4 (0.24%) GlassFish
13 4 (0.24%) IBM HTTP Server
13 4 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.24%) WebSphere Portal
14 3 (0.18%) iPlanet
14 3 (0.18%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 125 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 53 (3.14%) MS Visio
3 52 (3.08%) MS Project
4 47 (2.78%) MS Office
5 36 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.41%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.059%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 27 (1.60%) Markit EDM
2 15 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.65%) Oracle Assets
5 10 (0.59%) Primavera
6 9 (0.53%) Summit
7 7 (0.41%) Cognos Controller
7 7 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.41%) Oracle Cash Management
8 6 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
8 6 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
9 5 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
9 5 (0.30%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 4 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
10 4 (0.24%) Global One
10 4 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.30%) SaaS
2 16 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.77%) PaaS
5 5 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
6 4 (0.24%) Lucidchart
7 3 (0.18%) IaaS
7 3 (0.18%) Office 365
8 2 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.12%) Taleo
9 1 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.059%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.059%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.059%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.059%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.059%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.42%) Firewall
2 19 (1.13%) SAN
3 17 (1.01%) Extranet
3 17 (1.01%) LDAP
4 16 (0.95%) Network Security
5 15 (0.89%) WAN
6 14 (0.83%) LAN
7 11 (0.65%) TCP/IP
8 10 (0.59%) HTTP
8 10 (0.59%) Wireless
9 9 (0.53%) BGP
9 9 (0.53%) MPLS
9 9 (0.53%) OSPF
10 8 (0.47%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (0.36%) Internet
11 6 (0.36%) Multicast
11 6 (0.36%) SSL
12 5 (0.30%) FTP
12 5 (0.30%) Skype
13 4 (0.24%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (5.39%) Data Warehouse
2 77 (4.56%) SQL Server
3 37 (2.19%) Relational Database
4 36 (2.13%) Oracle Database
5 28 (1.66%) DB2
6 22 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
6 22 (1.30%) MS Access
6 22 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
6 22 (1.30%) RDBMS
7 16 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
9 14 (0.83%) Star Schema
10 10 (0.59%) Big Data
10 10 (0.59%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 9 (0.53%) Data Mining
11 9 (0.53%) PowerCenter
11 9 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (0.41%) ObjectStore
12 7 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 36 (2.13%) JIRA
2 23 (1.36%) Jenkins
2 23 (1.36%) JUnit
3 17 (1.01%) Git (software)
4 15 (0.89%) Jasmine
5 13 (0.77%) Axure RP
5 13 (0.77%) gulp
6 12 (0.71%) Selenium
7 11 (0.65%) Grunt
7 11 (0.65%) Visual Studio
8 10 (0.59%) ERwin
8 10 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (0.59%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.53%) HP UFT
9 9 (0.53%) MSBuild
9 9 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (0.41%) LoadRunner
10 7 (0.41%) WebDriver
11 6 (0.36%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 5 (0.30%) Toad
General
1 534 (31.64%) Banking
2 188 (11.14%) Retail
3 135 (8.00%) Retail Banking
4 113 (6.69%) Law
5 55 (3.26%) Legal
6 35 (2.07%) Financial Institution
7 26 (1.54%) Front Office
8 25 (1.48%) Marketing
9 24 (1.42%) Investment Banking
10 22 (1.30%) Billing
11 15 (0.89%) Back Office
12 8 (0.47%) German Language
12 8 (0.47%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.36%) Telecoms
14 5 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.24%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.24%) International Banking
15 4 (0.24%) Publishing
16 2 (0.12%) Advertising
17 1 (0.059%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 400 (23.70%) Analyst
2 256 (15.17%) Project Manager
3 180 (10.66%) Developer
4 178 (10.55%) Business Analyst
5 135 (8.00%) Architect
5 135 (8.00%) Consultant
6 69 (4.09%) Test Analyst
7 59 (3.50%) Infrastructure Manager
8 57 (3.38%) Financial Analyst
8 57 (3.38%) Solutions Architect
9 50 (2.96%) Programme Manager
10 49 (2.90%) IT Manager
11 48 (2.84%) Service Analyst
12 47 (2.78%) Senior Manager
13 45 (2.67%) Test Manager
14 44 (2.61%) Infrastructure Architect
15 40 (2.37%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 38 (2.25%) Data Analyst
17 37 (2.19%) Senior Analyst
18 36 (2.13%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (2.25%) .NET
2 36 (2.13%) Web Services
3 34 (2.01%) HTML
3 34 (2.01%) Middleware
4 33 (1.95%) CSS
5 27 (1.60%) Spring
6 23 (1.36%) AngularJS
7 22 (1.30%) React
8 20 (1.18%) J2SE
8 20 (1.18%) REST
9 17 (1.01%) hapi
9 17 (1.01%) RefluxJS
10 16 (0.95%) JMS
11 13 (0.77%) LESS
12 12 (0.71%) Hibernate
12 12 (0.71%) XML
13 11 (0.65%) HTML5
14 10 (0.59%) RESTful
15 8 (0.47%) Java EE
15 8 (0.47%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 163 (9.66%) Data Centre
2 121 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (3.38%) User Experience
4 55 (3.26%) Clustering
5 42 (2.49%) Credit Risk
6 38 (2.25%) Mainframe
7 27 (1.60%) Management Information System
8 23 (1.36%) iPad
9 19 (1.13%) Hedge funds
10 16 (0.95%) CMDB
11 14 (0.83%) PKI
12 13 (0.77%) Computer Science
13 11 (0.65%) PMI
14 10 (0.59%) Data Structures
14 10 (0.59%) Equity Derivative
15 9 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (0.47%) DataPower
16 8 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 8 (0.47%) Mobile App
17 7 (0.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 162 (9.60%) Unix
2 126 (7.46%) Windows
3 119 (7.05%) Linux
4 99 (5.86%) Solaris
5 40 (2.37%) AIX
5 40 (2.37%) Windows Server
6 27 (1.60%) HPUX
7 25 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (0.83%) Windows 7
9 14 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (0.71%) Apple iOS
10 12 (0.71%) zOS
11 8 (0.47%) Android
11 8 (0.47%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.36%) CatOS
13 5 (0.30%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.24%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (16.59%) Stakeholder Management
2 259 (15.34%) Migration
2 259 (15.34%) Project Management
3 230 (13.63%) Agile Software Development
4 123 (7.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 100 (5.92%) Risk Management
6 97 (5.75%) Change Management
6 97 (5.75%) ITIL
7 94 (5.57%) Business Analysis
8 93 (5.51%) Business Intelligence
9 80 (4.74%) Scrum
10 76 (4.50%) PRINCE2
11 72 (4.27%) SDLC
12 67 (3.97%) Data Modelling
13 65 (3.85%) Data Analysis
14 62 (3.67%) ETL
15 60 (3.55%) Analytics
16 58 (3.44%) Data Migration
17 56 (3.32%) Asset Management
18 53 (3.14%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 232 (13.74%) SQL
2 105 (6.22%) Java
3 51 (3.02%) Perl
4 50 (2.96%) JavaScript
5 48 (2.84%) PowerShell
6 42 (2.49%) C#
7 35 (2.07%) VBA
8 24 (1.42%) PL/SQL
8 24 (1.42%) Ruby
9 21 (1.24%) Python
10 20 (1.18%) C++
11 18 (1.07%) T-SQL
12 16 (0.95%) Bash Shell
13 14 (0.83%) C
14 12 (0.71%) VB
15 11 (0.65%) ES6
15 11 (0.65%) Shell Script
15 11 (0.65%) VBScript
16 10 (0.59%) Korn
17 9 (0.53%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 84 (4.98%) Security Cleared
2 57 (3.38%) Degree
3 38 (2.25%) ISEB
4 30 (1.78%) SC Cleared
5 25 (1.48%) PMI Certification
6 23 (1.36%) PMP
7 18 (1.07%) ISTQB
7 18 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 16 (0.95%) CISSP
9 9 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.47%) MCP
11 7 (0.41%) CCNA
11 7 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.41%) CISMP
11 7 (0.41%) MCSE
12 6 (0.36%) CCNP
12 6 (0.36%) CISA
13 3 (0.18%) CCIE
13 3 (0.18%) CISM
13 3 (0.18%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (2.84%) QA
2 36 (2.13%) Data Quality
3 18 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
4 15 (0.89%) SLA
5 7 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.36%) COBIT
7 5 (0.30%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.24%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.18%) MiFID
10 2 (0.12%) FATCA
11 1 (0.059%) AIFMD
11 1 (0.059%) Basel III
11 1 (0.059%) COREP
11 1 (0.059%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.059%) EMIR
11 1 (0.059%) FINREP
11 1 (0.059%) SEPA
System Software
1 53 (3.14%) Active Directory
2 46 (2.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 43 (2.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 41 (2.43%) Veritas File System
5 22 (1.30%) RACF
5 22 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (0.65%) XenApp
7 9 (0.53%) Docker
8 8 (0.47%) SRDF
9 7 (0.41%) vSphere
10 6 (0.36%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.30%) ACF2
11 5 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.30%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.24%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 3 (0.18%) XenServer
14 2 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
14 2 (0.12%) MetaFrame
14 2 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 38 (2.25%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (1.42%) SCCM
3 16 (0.95%) CA Single Sign-On
4 14 (0.83%) Tivoli
5 13 (0.77%) Ansible
6 11 (0.65%) Puppet
7 10 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
8 9 (0.53%) NetBackup
9 8 (0.47%) TADDM
10 7 (0.41%) SCOM
11 6 (0.36%) Nagios
12 5 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
12 5 (0.30%) QRadar
12 5 (0.30%) WSUS
12 5 (0.30%) zSecure
13 4 (0.24%) CA Wily
13 4 (0.24%) Tivoli Identity Manager
14 3 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
14 3 (0.18%) Control-M
Vendors
1 195 (11.55%) Oracle
2 147 (8.71%) Microsoft
3 76 (4.50%) HP
4 62 (3.67%) Veritas
5 52 (3.08%) CA
6 43 (2.55%) IBM
7 36 (2.13%) VMware
8 34 (2.01%) ServiceNow
8 34 (2.01%) Teradata
9 32 (1.90%) Citrix
10 30 (1.78%) Sybase
11 27 (1.60%) Sitecore
12 26 (1.54%) Informatica
12 26 (1.54%) SAP
13 25 (1.48%) Cisco
13 25 (1.48%) EMC
14 22 (1.30%) Red Hat
15 17 (1.01%) Intel Security
16 16 (0.95%) Splunk
17 15 (0.89%) Charles River
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Rate: £400 to £425 p/day
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Rate: £400 to £425 p/day
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Edinburgh
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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