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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 861 691 605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 31.29% 28.23% 28.82%
As % of the General category 67.74% 72.43% 71.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 338 321
Average daily rate
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£400 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 3
Average hourly rate £29.17 £15.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.46% -45.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £16.35 £19.70
% change year-on-year
+2.44% -16.98%
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
1271 954 844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 46.18% 38.97% 40.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 458 442
Average daily rate £400 £400 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £501 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 15
Average hourly rate £32.00 £15.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.33% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.80 £6.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £19.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £23.86 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -5.52%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 3 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 0 508 £400 - 91
Glasgow 0 233 £390 +11.42% 51
West Lothian +14 32 £300 +57.89% 3
Stirling -1 29 £400 +14.28% 12
Renfrewshire +8 21 £409 +81.87%
North Lanarkshire +6 18 £300 +66.66%
Fife 0 16 £350 +37.25% 1
Aberdeen +4 9 £328 +0.76% 3
Dundee -1 1 £350 -
Midlothian - - - - 2
Ayrshire - - - -
Moray - - - -
South Ayrshire - - - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 515 (30.35%) Banking
2 293 (17.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 287 (16.91%) SQL
4 226 (13.32%) Agile Software Development
5 190 (11.20%) Project Management
6 178 (10.49%) Oracle
7 176 (10.37%) Java
8 175 (10.31%) Retail
9 167 (9.84%) Migration
10 146 (8.60%) SQL Server
11 133 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
12 130 (7.66%) Business Analysis
13 127 (7.48%) Microsoft
14 107 (6.31%) JavaScript
14 107 (6.31%) Retail Banking
15 101 (5.95%) Windows
16 100 (5.89%) UNIX
17 97 (5.72%) MS Excel
18 96 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
19 86 (5.07%) Change Management
20 83 (4.89%) PRINCE2
21 78 (4.60%) Investment Management
22 77 (4.54%) HTML
23 73 (4.30%) C#
23 73 (4.30%) .NET
24 70 (4.12%) CSS
25 69 (4.07%) ITIL
25 69 (4.07%) Asset Management
26 65 (3.83%) Data Analysis
27 64 (3.77%) ETL

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 62 (3.65%) SharePoint
2 57 (3.36%) SAS
3 41 (2.42%) WebSphere
4 29 (1.71%) JBoss
5 19 (1.12%) IIS
6 18 (1.06%) Tomcat
7 17 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
8 16 (0.94%) Lync
9 15 (0.88%) CMS
9 15 (0.88%) Apache
10 14 (0.82%) WebLogic
11 13 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
12 11 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (0.53%) FileNet
14 8 (0.47%) CICS
15 7 (0.41%) MS Exchange
16 4 (0.24%) MQSeries
16 4 (0.24%) MS Project Server
16 4 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
16 4 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 97 (5.72%) MS Excel
2 62 (3.65%) MS Office
3 49 (2.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 41 (2.42%) MS Project
5 35 (2.06%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.24%) SPSS
6 4 (0.24%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.18%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.059%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 41 (2.42%) Markit EDM
2 19 (1.12%) Oracle EBS R12
3 17 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
4 14 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
5 6 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.12%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.12%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.12%) Eagle STAR
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.059%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.059%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.059%) AWD
9 1 (0.059%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.059%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.059%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.059%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.24%) Office 365
4 3 (0.18%) IaaS
4 3 (0.18%) SaaS
4 3 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.059%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.059%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.059%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.41%) HTTP
2 17 (1.00%) HTTPS
3 13 (0.77%) Firewall
4 10 (0.59%) SAN
5 9 (0.53%) Network Security
6 8 (0.47%) Intranet
6 8 (0.47%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.41%) DNS
7 7 (0.41%) LAN
8 6 (0.35%) WAN
8 6 (0.35%) DHCP
8 6 (0.35%) NetScaler
9 5 (0.29%) LDAP
10 4 (0.24%) Internet
11 3 (0.18%) VPN
11 3 (0.18%) VoIP
11 3 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.18%) Wireless
11 3 (0.18%) BGP
11 3 (0.18%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 96 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
3 48 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 45 (2.65%) Relational Database
5 42 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 39 (2.30%) RDBMS
7 38 (2.24%) Oracle Database
8 34 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 29 (1.71%) DB2
10 19 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
11 18 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (0.77%) QlikView
13 12 (0.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 9 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
15 8 (0.47%) Oracle BI EE
16 7 (0.41%) Big Data
16 7 (0.41%) Oracle OLAP
16 7 (0.41%) OLAP
16 7 (0.41%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 18 (1.06%) JUnit
1 18 (1.06%) Subversion
2 16 (0.94%) Selenium
3 14 (0.82%) Git (software)
3 14 (0.82%) Cucumber
4 13 (0.77%) JIRA
5 12 (0.71%) Visual Studio
6 11 (0.65%) Eclipse
7 10 (0.59%) Maven
8 9 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (0.47%) Mercurial
9 8 (0.47%) WebDriver
9 8 (0.47%) ERwin
9 8 (0.47%) ClearCase
10 7 (0.41%) Mockito
10 7 (0.41%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.41%) Jenkins
11 6 (0.35%) LoadRunner
12 5 (0.29%) NUnit
12 5 (0.29%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 515 (30.35%) Banking
2 175 (10.31%) Retail
3 107 (6.31%) Retail Banking
4 49 (2.89%) Investment Banking
5 41 (2.42%) Front Office
6 21 (1.24%) Telecoms
6 21 (1.24%) Law
6 21 (1.24%) Financial Institution
6 21 (1.24%) Marketing
7 20 (1.18%) Back Office
8 16 (0.94%) Legal
8 16 (0.94%) Advertising
9 15 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.29%) Private Banking
11 4 (0.24%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.12%) Publishing
13 2 (0.12%) Military
13 2 (0.12%) Electronics
13 2 (0.12%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 532 (31.35%) Analyst
2 353 (20.80%) Developer
3 231 (13.61%) Project Manager
4 228 (13.44%) Business Analyst
5 102 (6.01%) Architect
6 79 (4.66%) Consultant
7 78 (4.60%) Java Developer
8 66 (3.89%) Data Analyst
8 66 (3.89%) Test Analyst
9 45 (2.65%) Senior Developer
10 39 (2.30%) Administrator
11 38 (2.24%) .NET Developer
12 36 (2.12%) Test Manager
12 36 (2.12%) Infrastructure Manager
13 34 (2.00%) Programme Manager
14 32 (1.89%) Solutions Architect
15 31 (1.83%) Designer
16 28 (1.65%) PMO Analyst
17 27 (1.59%) Support Analyst
17 27 (1.59%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (4.54%) HTML
2 73 (4.30%) .NET
3 70 (4.12%) CSS
4 58 (3.42%) Spring
5 52 (3.06%) jQuery
6 50 (2.95%) XML
7 46 (2.71%) Web Services
8 44 (2.59%) Hibernate
9 43 (2.53%) ASP.NET
10 39 (2.30%) HTML5
11 29 (1.71%) CSS3
12 28 (1.65%) J2EE
13 26 (1.53%) AngularJS
14 21 (1.24%) JSP
14 21 (1.24%) Middleware
14 21 (1.24%) JMS
15 20 (1.18%) .NET Framework
16 19 (1.12%) Backbone.js
16 19 (1.12%) KnockoutJS
17 18 (1.06%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 133 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (2.53%) Credit Risk
3 33 (1.94%) Management Information System
4 32 (1.89%) Mainframe
5 24 (1.41%) User Experience
6 20 (1.18%) Mobile App
7 15 (0.88%) Client/Server
8 14 (0.82%) Data Integration
9 12 (0.71%) Reference Data
10 11 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (0.59%) Market Risk
11 10 (0.59%) Computer Science
11 10 (0.59%) Derivative
11 10 (0.59%) Clustering
12 9 (0.53%) Data Extraction
13 8 (0.47%) Equity Derivative
14 7 (0.41%) Fixed Income
15 6 (0.35%) PMI
16 5 (0.29%) Online Banking
16 5 (0.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 101 (5.95%) Windows
2 100 (5.89%) UNIX
3 51 (3.01%) Linux
4 24 (1.41%) Android
5 23 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (1.30%) Apple iOS
7 14 (0.82%) Windows 7
7 14 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.59%) Solaris
10 9 (0.53%) AIX
11 5 (0.29%) HPUX
12 4 (0.24%) zOS
13 3 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.12%) MVS
14 2 (0.12%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.059%) VME
15 1 (0.059%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (17.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 226 (13.32%) Agile Software Development
3 190 (11.20%) Project Management
4 167 (9.84%) Migration
5 130 (7.66%) Business Analysis
6 86 (5.07%) Change Management
7 83 (4.89%) PRINCE2
8 78 (4.60%) Investment Management
9 69 (4.07%) ITIL
9 69 (4.07%) Asset Management
10 65 (3.83%) Data Analysis
11 64 (3.77%) ETL
12 60 (3.54%) Business Intelligence
13 59 (3.48%) User Acceptance Testing
14 55 (3.24%) Data Migration
15 53 (3.12%) Wealth Management
16 50 (2.95%) Data Management
17 44 (2.59%) Scrum
17 44 (2.59%) Risk Management
18 42 (2.47%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 287 (16.91%) SQL
2 176 (10.37%) Java
3 107 (6.31%) JavaScript
4 73 (4.30%) C#
5 38 (2.24%) PL/SQL
6 28 (1.65%) T-SQL
7 26 (1.53%) VBA
8 20 (1.18%) C
8 20 (1.18%) Perl
9 18 (1.06%) VBScript
10 14 (0.82%) Objective-C
11 11 (0.65%) C++
12 10 (0.59%) VB
13 9 (0.53%) COBOL
14 8 (0.47%) PowerShell
15 7 (0.41%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.29%) VB6
17 4 (0.24%) VB.NET
18 3 (0.18%) Python
18 3 (0.18%) JCL
Qualifications
1 41 (2.42%) Degree
2 35 (2.06%) Security Cleared
3 29 (1.71%) ISEB
4 27 (1.59%) SC Cleared
5 25 (1.47%) PMI Certification
6 24 (1.41%) VCP4
7 22 (1.30%) PMP
8 14 (0.82%) ISTQB
9 13 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 13 (0.77%) CISSP
10 12 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 10 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.35%) CISA
12 6 (0.35%) CISM
13 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
14 4 (0.24%) MCITP
14 4 (0.24%) APMP
14 4 (0.24%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.00%) Data Quality
2 28 (1.65%) QA
3 22 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 16 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.77%) COBIT
6 12 (0.71%) SLA
7 3 (0.18%) FATCA
7 3 (0.18%) EMIR
7 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.12%) MiFID
8 2 (0.12%) COREP
8 2 (0.12%) FINREP
8 2 (0.12%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.059%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.059%) UCITS
9 1 (0.059%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 35 (2.06%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.59%) XenApp
4 9 (0.53%) RACF
4 9 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
5 6 (0.35%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 5 (0.29%) MetaFrame
7 3 (0.18%) vSphere
8 2 (0.12%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.12%) Firmware
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.059%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.059%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.059%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 43 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.53%) SCCM
3 6 (0.35%) Control-M
4 5 (0.29%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.18%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.18%) CA Endevor
5 3 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (0.18%) CA LISA
6 2 (0.12%) HP UCMDB
6 2 (0.12%) WSUS
6 2 (0.12%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.059%) WMI
7 1 (0.059%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.059%) Puppet
7 1 (0.059%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.059%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 178 (10.49%) Oracle
2 127 (7.48%) Microsoft
3 39 (2.30%) IBM
4 33 (1.94%) Sybase
5 31 (1.83%) HP
6 29 (1.71%) Informatica
7 25 (1.47%) Charles River
7 25 (1.47%) Teradata
8 24 (1.41%) VMware
9 21 (1.24%) Citrix
10 17 (1.00%) EMC
10 17 (1.00%) Business Objects
11 14 (0.82%) SAP
11 14 (0.82%) Red Hat
12 13 (0.77%) Cognos
12 13 (0.77%) CA
13 10 (0.59%) CheckPoint
14 9 (0.53%) TIBCO
14 9 (0.53%) Trillium
14 9 (0.53%) Cisco
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