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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1195 766 742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 37.46% 27.75% 30.05%
As % of the General category 67.86% 68.39% 67.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 393 351
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £276 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 16
Average hourly rate £30.25 £12.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.00% -30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.48 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.95 £31.70 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -
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
1761 1120 1093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 55.20% 40.58% 44.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 867 536 528
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 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 18 39
Average hourly rate £29.59 £11.25 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.97% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £30.80 £20.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 0 724 £377 -5.87% 86
Glasgow +1 314 £363 -3.33% 51
Stirling 0 32 £450 +21.62% 4
Fife +3 30 £305 -18.36% 1
North Lanarkshire +6 28 £550 -
West Lothian +5 28 £288 -28.12% 1
Renfrewshire - 27 £270 -
Dundee +1 15 £375 - 1
Aberdeen -2 8 £230 -42.50%
Perth and Kinross - 3 £375 -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 763 (34.32%) Banking
2 443 (19.93%) Stakeholder Management
3 370 (16.64%) SQL
4 280 (12.60%) Migration
5 247 (11.11%) Project Management
6 207 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
7 206 (9.27%) Agile Software Development
8 204 (9.18%) Retail
8 204 (9.18%) Java
9 191 (8.59%) Business Analysis
10 181 (8.14%) Oracle
11 156 (7.02%) UNIX
12 148 (6.66%) Data Centre
13 145 (6.52%) MS Excel
14 143 (6.43%) Microsoft
15 140 (6.30%) Data Warehouse
16 127 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
17 123 (5.53%) Retail Banking
18 120 (5.40%) SQL Server
19 115 (5.17%) Data Analysis
20 110 (4.95%) Change Management
21 107 (4.81%) ETL
22 101 (4.54%) Business Intelligence
22 101 (4.54%) PRINCE2
23 99 (4.45%) Windows
24 90 (4.05%) Linux
25 86 (3.87%) Data Modelling
25 86 (3.87%) Data Migration
26 84 (3.78%) Spring
27 81 (3.64%) Degree

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 73 (3.28%) SAS
2 67 (3.01%) SharePoint
3 19 (0.85%) Tomcat
4 16 (0.72%) JBoss
5 14 (0.63%) WebSphere
6 12 (0.54%) CMS
7 10 (0.45%) CICS
8 9 (0.40%) Apache
9 8 (0.36%) FileNet
9 8 (0.36%) Apache Pig
10 7 (0.31%) Lync
11 6 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (0.27%) IIS
12 5 (0.22%) MQSeries
12 5 (0.22%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.22%) MS Project Server
12 5 (0.22%) Node.js
13 3 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 3 (0.13%) WorkSite
Applications
1 145 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 81 (3.64%) MS Office
3 67 (3.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 53 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 53 (2.38%) MS Project
5 6 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.090%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.045%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 20 (0.90%) Markit EDM
2 8 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.22%) Agresso
4 5 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.18%) Loan IQ
5 4 (0.18%) Eikon
5 4 (0.18%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.13%) Workday HCM
6 3 (0.13%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.090%) Summit
7 2 (0.090%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.090%) Primavera
7 2 (0.090%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.045%) SAP FI-GL
8 1 (0.045%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.045%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.045%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.045%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.045%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.45%) SaaS
3 7 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
3 7 (0.31%) Amazon Kinesis
4 4 (0.18%) IBM Blueworks
4 4 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.13%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.13%) PaaS
5 3 (0.13%) Office 365
5 3 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.12%) Firewall
2 20 (0.90%) Intranet
3 18 (0.81%) Network Security
4 14 (0.63%) SAN
4 14 (0.63%) LAN
5 13 (0.58%) Internet
6 10 (0.45%) SDH
7 9 (0.40%) LDAP
7 9 (0.40%) WAN
7 9 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (0.31%) SSL
9 6 (0.27%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.22%) DNS
10 5 (0.22%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.18%) ATM
11 4 (0.18%) CTI
11 4 (0.18%) VLAN
12 3 (0.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 3 (0.13%) HTTP
13 2 (0.090%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (6.30%) Data Warehouse
2 120 (5.40%) SQL Server
3 77 (3.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 65 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 64 (2.88%) Relational Database
6 47 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 46 (2.07%) RDBMS
8 38 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
8 38 (1.71%) Oracle Database
9 33 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
10 27 (1.21%) DB2
11 18 (0.81%) Data Mining
11 18 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
12 16 (0.72%) QlikView
13 15 (0.67%) Big Data
13 15 (0.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 13 (0.58%) MS Access
15 12 (0.54%) Hadoop
16 11 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (0.49%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 26 (1.17%) JUnit
2 19 (0.85%) Selenium
3 15 (0.67%) Subversion
3 15 (0.67%) Cucumber
4 14 (0.63%) Eclipse
5 13 (0.58%) Git (software)
6 12 (0.54%) Maven
7 11 (0.49%) JIRA
7 11 (0.49%) Jenkins
8 10 (0.45%) HP UFT
9 9 (0.40%) ERwin
9 9 (0.40%) WinDbg
10 8 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (0.36%) Toad
11 7 (0.31%) Visual Studio
12 6 (0.27%) WebDriver
12 6 (0.27%) Axure RP
13 5 (0.22%) Mockito
13 5 (0.22%) TestDirector
14 4 (0.18%) LoadRunner
General
1 763 (34.32%) Banking
2 204 (9.18%) Retail
3 123 (5.53%) Retail Banking
4 81 (3.64%) Financial Institution
5 79 (3.55%) Investment Banking
6 61 (2.74%) Telecoms
7 51 (2.29%) Law
8 42 (1.89%) Front Office
9 27 (1.21%) Marketing
10 25 (1.12%) Back Office
11 17 (0.76%) Legal
12 16 (0.72%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.49%) General Ledger
14 10 (0.45%) Advertising
14 10 (0.45%) Publishing
15 8 (0.36%) German Language
16 5 (0.22%) Italian Language
17 4 (0.18%) French Language
17 4 (0.18%) Private Banking
17 4 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 851 (38.28%) Analyst
2 421 (18.94%) Business Analyst
3 346 (15.56%) Developer
4 271 (12.19%) Project Manager
5 107 (4.81%) Test Analyst
6 105 (4.72%) Java Developer
7 95 (4.27%) Architect
8 91 (4.09%) Test Manager
9 89 (4.00%) Data Analyst
10 66 (2.97%) SQL Developer
11 63 (2.83%) Consultant
12 61 (2.74%) Banking Business Analyst
13 57 (2.56%) PMO Analyst
13 57 (2.56%) Systems Analyst
14 56 (2.52%) Senior Analyst
15 55 (2.47%) Infrastructure Manager
16 52 (2.34%) Senior Developer
17 46 (2.07%) Administrator
18 44 (1.98%) Infrastructure Project Manager
18 44 (1.98%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (3.78%) Spring
2 66 (2.97%) HTML
3 65 (2.92%) Hibernate
4 59 (2.65%) Web Services
5 51 (2.29%) XML
5 51 (2.29%) .NET
6 48 (2.16%) CSS
7 38 (1.71%) HTML5
8 34 (1.53%) JMS
9 25 (1.12%) Middleware
10 23 (1.03%) J2EE
11 22 (0.99%) jQuery
11 22 (0.99%) AngularJS
12 20 (0.90%) J2SE
13 19 (0.85%) JSP
14 18 (0.81%) JPA
15 17 (0.76%) RESTful
16 15 (0.67%) Servlets
16 15 (0.67%) CSS3
17 14 (0.63%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 207 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
2 148 (6.66%) Data Centre
3 42 (1.89%) Mainframe
4 38 (1.71%) Credit Risk
5 30 (1.35%) Management Information System
6 27 (1.21%) Derivative
7 24 (1.08%) User Experience
8 21 (0.94%) Clustering
9 19 (0.85%) Equity Derivative
9 19 (0.85%) Data Integration
10 17 (0.76%) Equities
11 16 (0.72%) Fixed Income
12 14 (0.63%) Client/Server
13 12 (0.54%) PMI
13 12 (0.54%) Computer Science
14 10 (0.45%) Reference Data
14 10 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.45%) Device Driver
15 9 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 8 (0.36%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 156 (7.02%) UNIX
2 99 (4.45%) Windows
3 90 (4.05%) Linux
4 39 (1.75%) Solaris
5 26 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (0.94%) AIX
7 18 (0.81%) Windows 7
8 13 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.40%) HPUX
10 8 (0.36%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.27%) Android
13 4 (0.18%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.13%) zOS
14 3 (0.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 443 (19.93%) Stakeholder Management
2 280 (12.60%) Migration
3 247 (11.11%) Project Management
4 206 (9.27%) Agile Software Development
5 191 (8.59%) Business Analysis
6 127 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 115 (5.17%) Data Analysis
8 110 (4.95%) Change Management
9 107 (4.81%) ETL
10 101 (4.54%) Business Intelligence
10 101 (4.54%) PRINCE2
11 86 (3.87%) Data Modelling
11 86 (3.87%) Data Migration
12 74 (3.33%) Test Scripting
13 73 (3.28%) ITIL
13 73 (3.28%) SDLC
14 72 (3.24%) Analytics
15 71 (3.19%) Asset Management
16 65 (2.92%) Risk Management
16 65 (2.92%) OO
Programming Languages
1 370 (16.64%) SQL
2 204 (9.18%) Java
3 73 (3.28%) JavaScript
4 70 (3.15%) VBA
5 60 (2.70%) PL/SQL
6 59 (2.65%) C#
7 40 (1.80%) Shell Script
8 34 (1.53%) Perl
9 31 (1.39%) C++
10 29 (1.30%) C
11 28 (1.26%) Python
12 22 (0.99%) T-SQL
13 12 (0.54%) PowerShell
14 7 (0.31%) VB
14 7 (0.31%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.27%) JCL
16 5 (0.22%) PHP
17 4 (0.18%) VBScript
17 4 (0.18%) Korn
17 4 (0.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 81 (3.64%) Degree
2 52 (2.34%) ISEB
3 38 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 36 (1.62%) Security Cleared
5 28 (1.26%) ISTQB
6 25 (1.12%) PMI Certification
7 23 (1.03%) SC Cleared
8 22 (0.99%) PMP
9 18 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (0.63%) CISSP
10 14 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 12 (0.54%) CISA
12 10 (0.45%) CISM
12 10 (0.45%) ACCA
12 10 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (0.40%) MCSE
13 9 (0.40%) CIMA
14 8 (0.36%) MBA
14 8 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 8 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (2.74%) QA
2 35 (1.57%) Data Quality
3 16 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (0.58%) FATCA
5 7 (0.31%) SLA
6 6 (0.27%) FINREP
7 5 (0.22%) COBIT
7 5 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.18%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.18%) COREP
8 4 (0.18%) EMIR
9 3 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.13%) GAAP
10 2 (0.090%) MiFID
11 1 (0.045%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 34 (1.53%) Active Directory
2 19 (0.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 18 (0.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 15 (0.67%) Veritas File System
4 15 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.36%) RACF
6 6 (0.27%) XenApp
7 4 (0.18%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.18%) SRDF
7 4 (0.18%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.18%) Xen
8 3 (0.13%) vSphere
9 2 (0.090%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.090%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.045%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.045%) ClearTrust
10 1 (0.045%) vCloud
10 1 (0.045%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.045%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 67 (3.01%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.36%) NetBackup
3 7 (0.31%) SCCM
4 6 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
4 6 (0.27%) TeamSite
4 6 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (0.22%) Control-M
6 3 (0.13%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.13%) HP UCMDB
7 2 (0.090%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.090%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (0.090%) AppDNA
7 2 (0.090%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.090%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 2 (0.090%) WMI
8 1 (0.045%) CA Endevor
8 1 (0.045%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.045%) Puppet
8 1 (0.045%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.045%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 181 (8.14%) Oracle
2 143 (6.43%) Microsoft
3 72 (3.24%) Sybase
4 34 (1.53%) IBM
5 32 (1.44%) HP
5 32 (1.44%) Informatica
6 28 (1.26%) VMware
7 27 (1.21%) Citrix
8 26 (1.17%) Cisco
9 25 (1.12%) CA
10 24 (1.08%) Veritas
11 23 (1.03%) Red Hat
11 23 (1.03%) Teradata
12 22 (0.99%) SAP
13 18 (0.81%) EMC
13 18 (0.81%) Charles River
14 14 (0.63%) ServiceNow
15 12 (0.54%) CheckPoint
16 10 (0.45%) F5
16 10 (0.45%) Tableau
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