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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1007 735 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 33.29% 27.81% 29.21%
As % of the General category 69.35% 72.77% 69.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 369 365
Average daily rate
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£396 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.07% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 6 4
Average hourly rate £30.50 £19.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.41% +39.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.80 £28.75 £14.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.00 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-21.73% +18.61%
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
1452 1010 1011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 48.00% 38.21% 41.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 756 505 503
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £283 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 14 16
Average hourly rate £20.69 £11.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.09% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.35 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.40 £25.00 £30.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 0 544 £400 - 91
Glasgow +1 333 £388 +10.71% 68
West Lothian +11 32 £310 +63.15% 11
Stirling -2 31 £413 +10.00% 2
Fife 0 21 - - 2
Renfrewshire +12 19 £383 +14.31%
North Lanarkshire - 18 £350 -
Dundee +2 7 £350 - 2
Aberdeen -6 6 £228 -49.44% 1
Aberdeenshire - 1 £275 - 2
Highlands - 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - 1 £393 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 617 (32.89%) Banking
2 354 (18.87%) Stakeholder Management
3 324 (17.27%) SQL
4 216 (11.51%) Agile Software Development
5 208 (11.09%) Project Management
6 204 (10.87%) Java
7 187 (9.97%) Retail
8 181 (9.65%) Migration
9 166 (8.85%) Oracle
9 166 (8.85%) Business Analysis
10 165 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
11 131 (6.98%) SQL Server
12 128 (6.82%) Microsoft
13 118 (6.29%) MS Excel
14 117 (6.24%) UNIX
15 105 (5.60%) Change Management
16 104 (5.54%) Data Warehouse
17 103 (5.49%) Retail Banking
18 101 (5.38%) Windows
19 94 (5.01%) Data Analysis
20 93 (4.96%) PRINCE2
21 89 (4.74%) JavaScript
22 80 (4.26%) Spring
23 79 (4.21%) Investment Management
24 78 (4.16%) ITIL
25 77 (4.10%) MS Office
26 76 (4.05%) Linux
27 70 (3.73%) ETL
27 70 (3.73%) Degree
28 69 (3.68%) Asset Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 61 (3.25%) SharePoint
2 55 (2.93%) SAS
3 28 (1.49%) WebSphere
4 24 (1.28%) JBoss
5 19 (1.01%) Tomcat
6 17 (0.91%) IIS
7 16 (0.85%) Apache
8 11 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (0.59%) CMS
9 8 (0.43%) Lync
10 7 (0.37%) Apache Pig
10 7 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
10 7 (0.37%) CICS
11 6 (0.32%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.27%) MQSeries
12 5 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.27%) FileNet
13 3 (0.16%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.16%) WorkSite
14 2 (0.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 118 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 77 (4.10%) MS Office
3 55 (2.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 45 (2.40%) MS Project
5 37 (1.97%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.11%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.11%) SPSS
8 1 (0.053%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.053%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.053%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 36 (1.92%) Markit EDM
2 7 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
2 7 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.27%) Agresso
5 3 (0.16%) Eikon
5 3 (0.16%) Primavera
5 3 (0.16%) Loan IQ
5 3 (0.16%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.11%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.11%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 18 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
3 7 (0.37%) Amazon Kinesis
4 5 (0.27%) Office 365
4 5 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.16%) IaaS
5 3 (0.16%) SaaS
5 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.053%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.053%) Silverpop
6 1 (0.053%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.85%) HTTP
1 16 (0.85%) Intranet
2 14 (0.75%) SAN
3 13 (0.69%) LAN
3 13 (0.69%) Firewall
3 13 (0.69%) Network Security
4 12 (0.64%) HTTPS
5 10 (0.53%) WAN
6 9 (0.48%) Internet
7 6 (0.32%) LDAP
8 4 (0.21%) SSL
8 4 (0.21%) DNS
8 4 (0.21%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (0.21%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.16%) DHCP
9 3 (0.16%) BGP
9 3 (0.16%) EIGRP
9 3 (0.16%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.11%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 104 (5.54%) Data Warehouse
3 53 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 53 (2.83%) Relational Database
4 47 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 43 (2.29%) RDBMS
6 39 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 35 (1.87%) Oracle Database
8 28 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
9 23 (1.23%) DB2
10 19 (1.01%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 15 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
12 12 (0.64%) Hadoop
13 10 (0.53%) QlikView
14 9 (0.48%) PowerCenter
15 8 (0.43%) NoSQL
15 8 (0.43%) Apache Hive
15 8 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
15 8 (0.43%) Informix
15 8 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (1.28%) JUnit
2 19 (1.01%) Subversion
3 17 (0.91%) Selenium
4 15 (0.80%) Cucumber
5 14 (0.75%) JIRA
6 12 (0.64%) Git (software)
7 10 (0.53%) Maven
7 10 (0.53%) Visual Studio
7 10 (0.53%) Eclipse
8 9 (0.48%) Jenkins
8 9 (0.48%) ERwin
9 8 (0.43%) WebDriver
9 8 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (0.37%) ClearCase
10 7 (0.37%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.37%) Mockito
11 6 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.27%) Robolectric
12 5 (0.27%) LoadRunner
12 5 (0.27%) WinDbg
General
1 617 (32.89%) Banking
2 187 (9.97%) Retail
3 103 (5.49%) Retail Banking
4 63 (3.36%) Investment Banking
5 43 (2.29%) Front Office
6 38 (2.03%) Financial Institution
7 33 (1.76%) Telecoms
8 32 (1.71%) Law
9 24 (1.28%) Back Office
10 21 (1.12%) Legal
11 20 (1.07%) Manufacturing
12 16 (0.85%) Marketing
13 13 (0.69%) Advertising
14 10 (0.53%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.21%) French Language
15 4 (0.21%) German Language
15 4 (0.21%) Private Banking
16 3 (0.16%) Publishing
16 3 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
17 2 (0.11%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 672 (35.82%) Analyst
2 321 (17.11%) Developer
3 313 (16.68%) Business Analyst
4 266 (14.18%) Project Manager
5 104 (5.54%) Architect
6 96 (5.12%) Java Developer
7 87 (4.64%) Data Analyst
8 75 (4.00%) Test Analyst
9 62 (3.30%) Consultant
9 62 (3.30%) Test Manager
10 61 (3.25%) Senior Developer
11 46 (2.45%) Infrastructure Manager
12 42 (2.24%) Solutions Architect
13 41 (2.19%) PMO Analyst
13 41 (2.19%) Administrator
14 38 (2.03%) Senior Analyst
14 38 (2.03%) SQL Developer
14 38 (2.03%) Senior Java Developer
15 37 (1.97%) Designer
16 36 (1.92%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (4.26%) Spring
2 67 (3.57%) .NET
3 66 (3.52%) HTML
4 60 (3.20%) Hibernate
5 54 (2.88%) CSS
6 52 (2.77%) Web Services
7 41 (2.19%) XML
8 34 (1.81%) jQuery
8 34 (1.81%) JMS
9 33 (1.76%) HTML5
10 32 (1.71%) ASP.NET
11 26 (1.39%) J2EE
12 22 (1.17%) JSP
13 21 (1.12%) CSS3
13 21 (1.12%) AngularJS
14 20 (1.07%) JSON
15 16 (0.85%) Servlets
16 15 (0.80%) Middleware
16 15 (0.80%) J2SE
16 15 (0.80%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 165 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (2.56%) Credit Risk
3 33 (1.76%) Management Information System
4 29 (1.55%) Mainframe
5 21 (1.12%) Client/Server
6 20 (1.07%) User Experience
7 17 (0.91%) Fixed Income
7 17 (0.91%) Data Integration
8 16 (0.85%) Derivative
9 15 (0.80%) Equity Derivative
9 15 (0.80%) Mobile App
10 13 (0.69%) Reference Data
11 12 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (0.53%) Data Extraction
12 10 (0.53%) Market Risk
12 10 (0.53%) Equities
13 9 (0.48%) Clustering
13 9 (0.48%) Computer Science
14 6 (0.32%) Online Banking
14 6 (0.32%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 117 (6.24%) UNIX
2 101 (5.38%) Windows
3 76 (4.05%) Linux
4 28 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (0.91%) Windows 7
7 15 (0.80%) Solaris
7 15 (0.80%) Android
8 12 (0.64%) Apple iOS
9 10 (0.53%) AIX
9 10 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.32%) HPUX
12 5 (0.27%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.16%) zOS
14 1 (0.053%) VME
14 1 (0.053%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (18.87%) Stakeholder Management
2 216 (11.51%) Agile Software Development
3 208 (11.09%) Project Management
4 181 (9.65%) Migration
5 166 (8.85%) Business Analysis
6 105 (5.60%) Change Management
7 94 (5.01%) Data Analysis
8 93 (4.96%) PRINCE2
9 79 (4.21%) Investment Management
10 78 (4.16%) ITIL
11 70 (3.73%) ETL
12 69 (3.68%) Asset Management
13 67 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
14 66 (3.52%) User Acceptance Testing
15 59 (3.14%) Data Migration
16 57 (3.04%) Wealth Management
16 57 (3.04%) Data Modelling
17 53 (2.83%) Risk Management
18 48 (2.56%) Test Scripting
19 47 (2.51%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 324 (17.27%) SQL
2 204 (10.87%) Java
3 89 (4.74%) JavaScript
4 62 (3.30%) C#
5 40 (2.13%) VBA
6 37 (1.97%) PL/SQL
7 29 (1.55%) Perl
8 25 (1.33%) C++
8 25 (1.33%) T-SQL
9 21 (1.12%) C
10 17 (0.91%) Shell Script
10 17 (0.91%) Python
11 11 (0.59%) VB
12 10 (0.53%) VBScript
13 9 (0.48%) COBOL
14 8 (0.43%) PowerShell
15 7 (0.37%) Objective-C
16 5 (0.27%) VB6
17 4 (0.21%) VB.NET
18 3 (0.16%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 70 (3.73%) Degree
2 34 (1.81%) ISEB
3 32 (1.71%) PMI Certification
4 30 (1.60%) Security Cleared
5 29 (1.55%) PMP
6 25 (1.33%) SC Cleared
6 25 (1.33%) ISTQB
7 18 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 17 (0.91%) CISSP
9 15 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 13 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 11 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.59%) CISA
11 11 (0.59%) CISM
12 7 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.37%) CISMP
13 6 (0.32%) CRISC
14 5 (0.27%) MCSE
15 4 (0.21%) APMP
15 4 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.24%) Data Quality
2 30 (1.60%) QA
3 22 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 14 (0.75%) COBIT
5 10 (0.53%) SLA
5 10 (0.53%) FATCA
6 5 (0.27%) COREP
6 5 (0.27%) FINREP
6 5 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.11%) MiFID
8 2 (0.11%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.11%) EMIR
9 1 (0.053%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.053%) UCITS
9 1 (0.053%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.053%) GAAP
System Software
1 25 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.43%) RACF
4 7 (0.37%) XenApp
4 7 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (0.27%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.21%) Xen
6 4 (0.21%) MetaFrame
7 3 (0.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (0.11%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.11%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.11%) Firmware
9 1 (0.053%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.053%) SRDF
9 1 (0.053%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 45 (2.40%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
3 9 (0.48%) NetBackup
4 8 (0.43%) SCCM
5 7 (0.37%) Control-M
6 5 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.16%) HP UCMDB
7 3 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.16%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.16%) CA Endevor
7 3 (0.16%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.11%) WSUS
8 2 (0.11%) WMI
8 2 (0.11%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 2 (0.11%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.11%) CA LISA
9 1 (0.053%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.053%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.053%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.053%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 166 (8.85%) Oracle
2 128 (6.82%) Microsoft
3 55 (2.93%) Sybase
4 34 (1.81%) IBM
5 29 (1.55%) HP
6 25 (1.33%) Teradata
6 25 (1.33%) Informatica
7 24 (1.28%) Business Objects
8 23 (1.23%) Citrix
8 23 (1.23%) EMC
9 22 (1.17%) Red Hat
10 20 (1.07%) VMware
11 18 (0.96%) Charles River
12 17 (0.91%) SAP
13 16 (0.85%) CA
14 13 (0.69%) Cisco
15 9 (0.48%) Veritas
16 8 (0.43%) Avaloq
16 8 (0.43%) Sun
17 7 (0.37%) Cognos
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