The first 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Scotland region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 750 676 1143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.53% 28.66% 40.78%
As % of the General category 73.53% 69.48% 75.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 351 593
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 11
Average hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £14.35 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £19.39 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.87% -22.44%
General Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1020 973 1523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 37.44% 41.25% 54.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 483 791
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £266 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 34
Average hourly rate £19.50 £10.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Finance
UK

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh 0 429 £400 - 66
Glasgow 0 201 £350 +3.70% 42
Stirling +2 39 £375 +6.00% 13
Aberdeen +14 15 £450 +25.00% 25
Dundee - 8 - -
Fife +5 5 £255 -3.31% 3
Renfrewshire -7 5 £335 -9.45% 3
West Lothian -7 2 £190 -20.00% 1
Inverclyde - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Lanarkshire - - - - 3
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 360 (25.71%) Banking
2 285 (20.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 212 (15.14%) SQL
4 205 (14.64%) Project Management
5 169 (12.07%) Oracle
6 141 (10.07%) Java
7 125 (8.93%) UNIX
8 123 (8.79%) Windows
9 103 (7.36%) Linux
9 103 (7.36%) Migration
10 102 (7.29%) Retail
11 91 (6.50%) MS Excel
12 88 (6.29%) Microsoft
13 81 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
14 79 (5.64%) SQL Server
15 73 (5.21%) Agile Software Development
16 69 (4.93%) Business Analysis
17 67 (4.79%) Asset Management
18 66 (4.71%) Investment Management
19 65 (4.64%) Change Management
19 65 (4.64%) PRINCE2
19 65 (4.64%) Relational Database
20 62 (4.43%) .NET
21 59 (4.21%) XML
21 59 (4.21%) RDBMS
22 58 (4.14%) C#
22 58 (4.14%) Retail Banking
22 58 (4.14%) WebSphere
23 57 (4.07%) User Acceptance Testing
23 57 (4.07%) HTML

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 58 (4.14%) WebSphere
2 35 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 29 (2.07%) SAS
4 24 (1.71%) CICS
5 22 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
6 13 (0.93%) Tomcat
7 9 (0.64%) WebSphere Process Server
8 7 (0.50%) MQSeries
8 7 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.36%) Apache
9 5 (0.36%) IIS
10 4 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.29%) CMS
10 4 (0.29%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.21%) TeamSite
11 3 (0.21%) Adobe CQ
12 2 (0.14%) WebSphere Portal
12 2 (0.14%) Confluence
12 2 (0.14%) Lync
12 2 (0.14%) GemFire
Applications
1 91 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 49 (3.50%) MS Office
3 35 (2.50%) MS Project
4 26 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (1.14%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.29%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.071%) DOC1
8 1 (0.071%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.071%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 25 (1.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 18 (1.29%) Markit EDM
3 16 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
3 16 (1.14%) Oracle Financials
4 15 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
6 10 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
7 8 (0.57%) Cognos TM1
8 7 (0.50%) Cognos Controller
9 5 (0.36%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 5 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
9 5 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.29%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 4 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
11 3 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
12 2 (0.14%) Eagle STAR
12 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.071%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.071%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.21%) SAN
1 17 (1.21%) Firewall
2 9 (0.64%) Intranet
2 9 (0.64%) Internet
3 8 (0.57%) LAN
3 8 (0.57%) WAN
4 7 (0.50%) HTTP
4 7 (0.50%) ATM
5 6 (0.43%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.36%) NAS
7 4 (0.29%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (0.29%) Network Security
7 4 (0.29%) SSL
7 4 (0.29%) DNS
7 4 (0.29%) VoIP
7 4 (0.29%) DAB
8 2 (0.14%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.14%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (5.64%) SQL Server
2 65 (4.64%) Relational Database
3 59 (4.21%) RDBMS
4 53 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
5 48 (3.43%) Oracle Database
6 39 (2.79%) DB2
7 21 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
7 21 (1.50%) MS Access
7 21 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 17 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
12 10 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (0.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 6 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
15 6 (0.43%) QlikView
15 6 (0.43%) MySQL
16 5 (0.36%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 25 (1.79%) Subversion
2 21 (1.50%) JUnit
3 17 (1.21%) ClearCase
4 15 (1.07%) Maven
5 14 (1.00%) JIRA
6 12 (0.86%) Eclipse
6 12 (0.86%) LoadRunner
7 10 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
8 9 (0.64%) MSI
8 9 (0.64%) ClearQuest
9 8 (0.57%) Jenkins
9 8 (0.57%) InstallShield
10 7 (0.50%) Ant
11 5 (0.36%) TestDirector
11 5 (0.36%) NUnit
11 5 (0.36%) Gradle
11 5 (0.36%) Hudson
11 5 (0.36%) JBehave
12 4 (0.29%) Git (software)
12 4 (0.29%) RSpec
General
1 360 (25.71%) Banking
2 102 (7.29%) Retail
3 58 (4.14%) Retail Banking
4 40 (2.86%) Front Office
5 38 (2.71%) Investment Banking
6 29 (2.07%) Financial Institution
7 23 (1.64%) Advertising
8 20 (1.43%) Marketing
9 19 (1.36%) Publishing
10 18 (1.29%) Legal
10 18 (1.29%) Telecoms
11 12 (0.86%) Back Office
12 7 (0.50%) Private Banking
13 6 (0.43%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.36%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.29%) Billing
16 3 (0.21%) Local Government
16 3 (0.21%) International Banking
16 3 (0.21%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 385 (27.50%) Analyst
2 237 (16.93%) Developer
3 210 (15.00%) Project Manager
4 188 (13.43%) Business Analyst
5 89 (6.36%) Architect
6 61 (4.36%) Java Developer
7 59 (4.21%) Administrator
8 54 (3.86%) Consultant
9 48 (3.43%) PMO Analyst
10 44 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
11 41 (2.93%) Senior Manager
12 32 (2.29%) Infrastructure Manager
13 31 (2.21%) Senior Project Manager
14 30 (2.14%) PMO Manager
15 28 (2.00%) Data Analyst
15 28 (2.00%) Solutions Architect
16 26 (1.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 26 (1.86%) Senior Business Analyst
17 25 (1.79%) Support Analyst
17 25 (1.79%) Cognos Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (4.43%) .NET
2 59 (4.21%) XML
3 57 (4.07%) HTML
4 47 (3.36%) Spring
5 35 (2.50%) Web Services
6 34 (2.43%) J2EE
7 27 (1.93%) CSS
8 25 (1.79%) HTML5
9 24 (1.71%) Middleware
10 23 (1.64%) Hibernate
11 22 (1.57%) jQuery
11 22 (1.57%) JMS
12 16 (1.14%) WPF
13 15 (1.07%) SOAP
13 15 (1.07%) JSON
13 15 (1.07%) JSF
14 14 (1.00%) JSP
14 14 (1.00%) ASP.NET
14 14 (1.00%) WebSphere MQ
15 13 (0.93%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 46 (3.29%) Mainframe
2 28 (2.00%) Management Information System
3 16 (1.14%) Derivative
4 14 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (0.93%) FMCG
6 12 (0.86%) Fixed Income
7 11 (0.79%) Equity Derivative
8 10 (0.71%) Equities
8 10 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (0.57%) Credit Risk
10 7 (0.50%) Clustering
10 7 (0.50%) Replication
10 7 (0.50%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.50%) Hedge funds
11 6 (0.43%) Data Integration
11 6 (0.43%) Blackberry
12 5 (0.36%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.36%) Open Source
12 5 (0.36%) Reference Data
13 4 (0.29%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 125 (8.93%) UNIX
2 123 (8.79%) Windows
3 103 (7.36%) Linux
4 31 (2.21%) AIX
5 30 (2.14%) zOS
6 24 (1.71%) Windows 7
7 21 (1.50%) Solaris
7 21 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.43%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.29%) HPUX
12 3 (0.21%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.21%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.14%) Android
13 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.071%) MVS
14 1 (0.071%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (20.36%) Stakeholder Management
2 205 (14.64%) Project Management
3 103 (7.36%) Migration
4 81 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
5 73 (5.21%) Agile Software Development
6 69 (4.93%) Business Analysis
7 67 (4.79%) Asset Management
8 66 (4.71%) Investment Management
9 65 (4.64%) Change Management
9 65 (4.64%) PRINCE2
10 57 (4.07%) User Acceptance Testing
11 54 (3.86%) ITIL
12 53 (3.79%) Data Analysis
13 45 (3.21%) Workflow
14 43 (3.07%) Programme Management
15 39 (2.79%) Risk Management
15 39 (2.79%) Change Control
16 38 (2.71%) ETL
17 36 (2.57%) Data Modelling
18 35 (2.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 212 (15.14%) SQL
2 141 (10.07%) Java
3 58 (4.14%) C#
4 43 (3.07%) JavaScript
5 32 (2.29%) PL/SQL
6 31 (2.21%) Perl
7 28 (2.00%) VBA
8 26 (1.86%) C
9 24 (1.71%) Shell Script
10 22 (1.57%) VB
11 12 (0.86%) C++
12 10 (0.71%) Python
12 10 (0.71%) COBOL
12 10 (0.71%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.57%) VBScript
14 6 (0.43%) Groovy
14 6 (0.43%) JCL
15 4 (0.29%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.29%) Scala
15 4 (0.29%) XAML
Qualifications
1 39 (2.79%) ISEB
2 34 (2.43%) Degree
3 18 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 13 (0.93%) Security Cleared
5 12 (0.86%) PMP
6 11 (0.79%) CISSP
6 11 (0.79%) SC Cleared
7 10 (0.71%) OCPJP
7 10 (0.71%) Sun Certification
8 9 (0.64%) PMI Certification
8 9 (0.64%) ISTQB
9 8 (0.57%) CISM
10 7 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.29%) CIMA
13 4 (0.29%) MCSE
13 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.21%) MCITP
15 2 (0.14%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.07%) SLA
2 26 (1.86%) QA
3 8 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
4 6 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.36%) FATCA
5 5 (0.36%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.36%) EMIR
6 4 (0.29%) MiFID
7 3 (0.21%) Basel II
8 2 (0.14%) COREP
8 2 (0.14%) FINREP
8 2 (0.14%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.14%) COBIT
9 1 (0.071%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.071%) WCAG
9 1 (0.071%) Basel III
System Software
1 14 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 10 (0.71%) RACF
2 10 (0.71%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.57%) XenApp
5 6 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 5 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (0.29%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.21%) vSphere
9 2 (0.14%) Veritas File System
9 2 (0.14%) SRDF
9 2 (0.14%) Cronacle
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.14%) NFS
10 1 (0.071%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.071%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.071%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.071%) XenServer
10 1 (0.071%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (2.07%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.86%) SCCM
3 6 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (0.36%) Control-M
4 5 (0.36%) Tivoli
4 5 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.36%) Puppet
4 5 (0.36%) Data Guard
5 4 (0.29%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.21%) ZENworks
7 2 (0.14%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.14%) SCOM
7 2 (0.14%) EMC TimeFinder
8 1 (0.071%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.071%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.071%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.071%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 169 (12.07%) Oracle
2 88 (6.29%) Microsoft
3 52 (3.71%) IBM
4 40 (2.86%) Sybase
5 36 (2.57%) Cognos
6 29 (2.07%) HP
7 26 (1.86%) VMware
8 23 (1.64%) Citrix
9 22 (1.57%) Business Objects
10 20 (1.43%) Charles River
11 16 (1.14%) Red Hat
11 16 (1.14%) Sun
12 14 (1.00%) Cisco
12 14 (1.00%) SAP
12 14 (1.00%) Informatica
13 10 (0.71%) Adobe
13 10 (0.71%) Siebel
14 9 (0.64%) Reuters
14 9 (0.64%) Bloomberg
15 8 (0.57%) Veritas
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £120 - £175 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: 21 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dunfermline, Fife
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £351 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Eaglecliff
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
Exception Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £275.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Eaglecliff
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Scotland
Cognitive Group
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
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