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 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1144 772 750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 38.11% 28.26% 29.18%
As % of the General category 69.59% 70.12% 66.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 428 375
Average daily rate
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£375 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 7 11
Average hourly rate £30.50 £12.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+144.00% -34.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £31.70 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.75 £16.89
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +11.01%
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
1644 1101 1131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 54.76% 40.30% 44.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 818 563 574
Average daily rate £375 £400 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £544 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 18 33
Average hourly rate £30.00 £10.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.50 £9.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.08 £24.50 £19.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015. 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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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 0 647 £375 -6.25% 106
Glasgow +1 346 £375 +7.14% 35
West Lothian +9 35 £295 - 5
Fife +1 26 £288 -17.53% 2
Stirling -2 24 £488 +31.75% 2
Renfrewshire - 24 £270 -
North Lanarkshire - 23 £550 - 1
Dundee +6 21 £375 - 2
Aberdeen -7 5 £230 -54.00% 2
Perth and Kinross - 3 £375 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 £393 -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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.

1 721 (34.60%) Banking
2 408 (19.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 341 (16.36%) SQL
4 242 (11.61%) Project Management
5 237 (11.37%) Migration
6 206 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
7 201 (9.64%) Retail
8 198 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
9 190 (9.12%) Java
10 174 (8.35%) Business Analysis
11 161 (7.73%) Oracle
12 139 (6.67%) UNIX
13 138 (6.62%) Data Warehouse
14 134 (6.43%) Microsoft
15 131 (6.29%) MS Excel
16 130 (6.24%) Data Centre
17 129 (6.19%) SQL Server
18 116 (5.57%) Retail Banking
19 110 (5.28%) Data Analysis
19 110 (5.28%) PRINCE2
20 107 (5.13%) Change Management
21 97 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
22 95 (4.56%) Business Intelligence
23 93 (4.46%) ETL
23 93 (4.46%) Windows
24 82 (3.93%) Linux
24 82 (3.93%) Spring
24 82 (3.93%) Asset Management
25 81 (3.89%) Degree
26 78 (3.74%) ITIL

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 76 (3.65%) SharePoint
2 66 (3.17%) SAS
3 15 (0.72%) Tomcat
4 14 (0.67%) CMS
5 13 (0.62%) WebSphere
6 12 (0.58%) JBoss
7 9 (0.43%) IIS
7 9 (0.43%) Apache
8 8 (0.38%) FileNet
9 7 (0.34%) Lync
9 7 (0.34%) Apache Pig
9 7 (0.34%) CICS
10 6 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.24%) MS Project Server
11 5 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.24%) MQSeries
11 5 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.19%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.14%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 131 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 76 (3.65%) MS Office
3 62 (2.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 53 (2.54%) MS Project
5 49 (2.35%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.14%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.096%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.048%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 16 (0.77%) Markit EDM
2 7 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
3 5 (0.24%) Agresso
3 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.19%) Loan IQ
4 4 (0.19%) Eikon
4 4 (0.19%) thinkFolio
5 3 (0.14%) Workday HCM
5 3 (0.14%) Primavera
6 2 (0.096%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.096%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.096%) Summit
6 2 (0.096%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.096%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.048%) SAP FI-GL
7 1 (0.048%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.048%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.048%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.048%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.48%) SaaS
3 7 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
3 7 (0.34%) Amazon Kinesis
4 5 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
6 3 (0.14%) PaaS
6 3 (0.14%) Office 365
6 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.096%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.06%) Intranet
2 19 (0.91%) Firewall
2 19 (0.91%) Network Security
3 12 (0.58%) Internet
4 10 (0.48%) SAN
4 10 (0.48%) LDAP
4 10 (0.48%) LAN
5 8 (0.38%) SDH
6 7 (0.34%) WAN
6 7 (0.34%) HTTP
6 7 (0.34%) HTTPS
6 7 (0.34%) SSL
7 5 (0.24%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (0.19%) VLAN
8 4 (0.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (0.19%) DNS
8 4 (0.19%) ATM
9 3 (0.14%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.096%) CTI
10 2 (0.096%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (6.62%) Data Warehouse
2 129 (6.19%) SQL Server
3 72 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 62 (2.98%) Relational Database
5 61 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 51 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 47 (2.26%) RDBMS
8 35 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
9 33 (1.58%) Oracle Database
10 29 (1.39%) DB2
11 17 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
12 15 (0.72%) Data Mining
12 15 (0.72%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 12 (0.58%) Hadoop
13 12 (0.58%) QlikView
14 10 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (0.48%) NoSQL
14 10 (0.48%) Big Data
15 9 (0.43%) Sybase ASE
15 9 (0.43%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 27 (1.30%) JUnit
2 17 (0.82%) Subversion
3 16 (0.77%) Selenium
4 14 (0.67%) JIRA
5 12 (0.58%) Git (software)
6 11 (0.53%) Eclipse
6 11 (0.53%) Cucumber
7 9 (0.43%) HP UFT
7 9 (0.43%) ERwin
7 9 (0.43%) WinDbg
8 8 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (0.38%) Maven
9 7 (0.34%) Visual Studio
9 7 (0.34%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.29%) WebDriver
10 6 (0.29%) Axure RP
10 6 (0.29%) Toad
10 6 (0.29%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.24%) Robotium
11 5 (0.24%) Robolectric
General
1 721 (34.60%) Banking
2 201 (9.64%) Retail
3 116 (5.57%) Retail Banking
4 73 (3.50%) Investment Banking
5 67 (3.21%) Financial Institution
6 54 (2.59%) Telecoms
7 41 (1.97%) Front Office
7 41 (1.97%) Law
8 28 (1.34%) Marketing
9 26 (1.25%) Back Office
10 18 (0.86%) Legal
11 17 (0.82%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.43%) Publishing
12 9 (0.43%) General Ledger
13 8 (0.38%) German Language
14 5 (0.24%) Italian Language
14 5 (0.24%) Advertising
15 4 (0.19%) Private Banking
15 4 (0.19%) French Language
15 4 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 787 (37.76%) Analyst
2 399 (19.15%) Business Analyst
3 325 (15.60%) Developer
4 274 (13.15%) Project Manager
5 99 (4.75%) Java Developer
6 96 (4.61%) Architect
7 91 (4.37%) Data Analyst
8 84 (4.03%) Test Analyst
9 77 (3.69%) Test Manager
10 61 (2.93%) SQL Developer
11 58 (2.78%) Consultant
12 57 (2.74%) Senior Developer
13 53 (2.54%) PMO Analyst
14 51 (2.45%) Infrastructure Manager
15 49 (2.35%) Systems Analyst
16 48 (2.30%) Banking Business Analyst
17 44 (2.11%) Administrator
18 42 (2.02%) Senior Analyst
19 40 (1.92%) Solutions Architect
19 40 (1.92%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (3.93%) Spring
2 67 (3.21%) HTML
3 59 (2.83%) .NET
4 57 (2.74%) Hibernate
5 54 (2.59%) Web Services
6 48 (2.30%) CSS
7 46 (2.21%) XML
8 41 (1.97%) HTML5
9 34 (1.63%) JMS
10 26 (1.25%) jQuery
11 24 (1.15%) AngularJS
12 21 (1.01%) J2SE
13 19 (0.91%) CSS3
14 18 (0.86%) J2EE
14 18 (0.86%) ASP.NET
15 16 (0.77%) JSP
15 16 (0.77%) RESTful
16 14 (0.67%) JPA
16 14 (0.67%) JSON
16 14 (0.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 198 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
2 130 (6.24%) Data Centre
3 43 (2.06%) Credit Risk
4 33 (1.58%) Mainframe
5 25 (1.20%) Management Information System
6 22 (1.06%) User Experience
7 20 (0.96%) Equity Derivative
8 18 (0.86%) Data Integration
9 16 (0.77%) Derivative
9 16 (0.77%) Fixed Income
9 16 (0.77%) Client/Server
10 15 (0.72%) Equities
11 14 (0.67%) Clustering
12 12 (0.58%) Mobile App
13 11 (0.53%) Reference Data
13 11 (0.53%) Computer Science
13 11 (0.53%) PMI
14 10 (0.48%) Device Driver
15 9 (0.43%) Market Risk
15 9 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 139 (6.67%) UNIX
2 93 (4.46%) Windows
3 82 (3.93%) Linux
4 29 (1.39%) Solaris
5 27 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (0.77%) Windows 7
7 13 (0.62%) AIX
8 10 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.38%) Android
10 7 (0.34%) HPUX
11 6 (0.29%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.29%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.048%) VME
14 1 (0.048%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (19.58%) Stakeholder Management
2 242 (11.61%) Project Management
3 237 (11.37%) Migration
4 206 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
5 174 (8.35%) Business Analysis
6 110 (5.28%) Data Analysis
6 110 (5.28%) PRINCE2
7 107 (5.13%) Change Management
8 97 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
9 95 (4.56%) Business Intelligence
10 93 (4.46%) ETL
11 82 (3.93%) Asset Management
12 78 (3.74%) ITIL
13 74 (3.55%) Data Modelling
13 74 (3.55%) Data Migration
14 67 (3.21%) SDLC
15 66 (3.17%) Investment Management
16 64 (3.07%) Risk Management
17 62 (2.98%) Analytics
18 57 (2.74%) OO
Programming Languages
1 341 (16.36%) SQL
2 190 (9.12%) Java
3 74 (3.55%) JavaScript
4 59 (2.83%) C#
5 54 (2.59%) VBA
6 44 (2.11%) PL/SQL
7 36 (1.73%) Perl
8 32 (1.54%) Shell Script
9 27 (1.30%) C
9 27 (1.30%) C++
10 26 (1.25%) Python
11 18 (0.86%) T-SQL
12 10 (0.48%) PowerShell
13 9 (0.43%) VB
14 8 (0.38%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.24%) PHP
16 4 (0.19%) COBOL
16 4 (0.19%) Scala
16 4 (0.19%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.19%) Korn
Qualifications
1 81 (3.89%) Degree
2 51 (2.45%) ISEB
3 34 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 34 (1.63%) Security Cleared
4 27 (1.30%) ISTQB
4 27 (1.30%) SC Cleared
5 26 (1.25%) PMI Certification
6 22 (1.06%) PMP
7 17 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
7 17 (0.82%) CISSP
8 15 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 13 (0.62%) CISA
10 11 (0.53%) CISM
11 10 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.43%) MCSE
12 9 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 8 (0.38%) CIMA
13 8 (0.38%) MBA
13 8 (0.38%) ACCA
14 7 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (2.30%) QA
2 34 (1.63%) Data Quality
3 18 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.67%) FATCA
5 13 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.34%) COBIT
7 6 (0.29%) SLA
7 6 (0.29%) FINREP
8 5 (0.24%) COREP
9 4 (0.19%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.096%) MiFID
11 2 (0.096%) GAAP
12 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.048%) EMIR
System Software
1 30 (1.44%) Active Directory
2 17 (0.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 12 (0.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 11 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.43%) Veritas File System
5 9 (0.43%) RACF
6 5 (0.24%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.24%) XenApp
7 4 (0.19%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.19%) Xen
7 4 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.14%) vSphere
9 2 (0.096%) SRDF
9 2 (0.096%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.048%) Firmware
10 1 (0.048%) ClearTrust
10 1 (0.048%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 52 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
3 8 (0.38%) NetBackup
4 6 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
4 6 (0.29%) SCCM
5 5 (0.24%) TeamSite
6 4 (0.19%) Control-M
7 3 (0.14%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.14%) HP UCMDB
8 2 (0.096%) WMI
8 2 (0.096%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (0.096%) AppDNA
8 2 (0.096%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.096%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.096%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 1 (0.048%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.048%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.048%) Puppet
9 1 (0.048%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.048%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 161 (7.73%) Oracle
2 134 (6.43%) Microsoft
3 69 (3.31%) Sybase
4 35 (1.68%) Business Objects
5 31 (1.49%) IBM
6 28 (1.34%) Informatica
6 28 (1.34%) Teradata
7 26 (1.25%) Red Hat
7 26 (1.25%) Citrix
8 24 (1.15%) SAP
9 23 (1.10%) HP
9 23 (1.10%) VMware
10 22 (1.06%) Veritas
11 20 (0.96%) EMC
11 20 (0.96%) CA
12 19 (0.91%) Cisco
12 19 (0.91%) Charles River
13 13 (0.62%) ServiceNow
14 9 (0.43%) Tableau
14 9 (0.43%) Cognos
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