The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Stirling region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 1 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 31 31 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 48.44% 27.68% 58.82%
As % of the General category 79.49% 43.06% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 15
Average daily rate £383 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.27% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £375 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £462 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.37% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £9.62 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -57.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%
Finance
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Stirling region.

General Category
Stirling
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
39 72 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 60.94% 64.29% 82.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 17
Average daily rate £363 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £375 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £12.06 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Stirling region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the Stirling region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Stirling

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Stirling region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Stirling

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Stirling

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Stirling region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Stirling

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (21.28%) Banking
2 10 (21.28%) User Experience
3 8 (17.02%) Java
3 8 (17.02%) Oracle
4 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
4 7 (14.89%) SQL
4 7 (14.89%) Marketing
5 6 (12.77%) Digital Marketing
5 6 (12.77%) Linux
6 5 (10.64%) HP UFT
6 5 (10.64%) Test Scripting
7 4 (8.51%) CMS
7 4 (8.51%) Unix
7 4 (8.51%) Windows
7 4 (8.51%) Perl
7 4 (8.51%) ServiceNow
7 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
7 4 (8.51%) Solvency II
8 3 (6.38%) Information Architecture
8 3 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (6.38%) SDLC
8 3 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (6.38%) Analytics
8 3 (6.38%) Project Management
8 3 (6.38%) Migration
8 3 (6.38%) Service Management
8 3 (6.38%) Workflow

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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 4 (8.51%) CMS
2 1 (2.13%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
2 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Global One
1 2 (4.26%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.26%) Big Data
3 2 (4.26%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.26%) ObjectStore
3 2 (4.26%) UniData
4 1 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.13%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.13%) HBase
4 1 (2.13%) Mahout
4 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) HP UFT
2 3 (6.38%) FitNesse
3 2 (4.26%) Axure RP
3 2 (4.26%) Selenium
4 1 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (2.13%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.13%) JIRA
4 1 (2.13%) jMock
4 1 (2.13%) JUnit
4 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.13%) Maven
4 1 (2.13%) Mockito
4 1 (2.13%) ProC
4 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.13%) Subversion
4 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (21.28%) Banking
2 7 (14.89%) Marketing
3 2 (4.26%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.26%) Legal
4 1 (2.13%) Back Office
4 1 (2.13%) Front Office
4 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Analyst
2 9 (19.15%) Developer
3 7 (14.89%) Test Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Designer
4 4 (8.51%) UX Designer
5 3 (6.38%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Communications Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Digital Communications Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Digital Executive
6 2 (4.26%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Project Officer
6 2 (4.26%) Project Support Officer
6 2 (4.26%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Support
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) .NET
1 2 (4.26%) Spring
2 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.13%) CSS
2 1 (2.13%) Ext JS
2 1 (2.13%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.13%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.13%) HTML
2 1 (2.13%) JAXB
2 1 (2.13%) JDBC
2 1 (2.13%) JMS
2 1 (2.13%) JPA
2 1 (2.13%) jQuery
2 1 (2.13%) JSON
2 1 (2.13%) REST
2 1 (2.13%) SOAP
2 1 (2.13%) Spring Integration
2 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) User Experience
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) CMDB
3 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) Psychology
4 1 (2.13%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.13%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) Unix
2 4 (8.51%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (12.77%) Digital Marketing
3 5 (10.64%) Test Scripting
4 3 (6.38%) Analytics
4 3 (6.38%) Asset Management
4 3 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (6.38%) Information Architecture
4 3 (6.38%) Migration
4 3 (6.38%) Project Management
4 3 (6.38%) Scrum
4 3 (6.38%) SDLC
4 3 (6.38%) Service Management
4 3 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (6.38%) Workflow
5 2 (4.26%) BPR
5 2 (4.26%) DevOps
5 2 (4.26%) Front End Development
5 2 (4.26%) Open Source
5 2 (4.26%) Service Design
5 2 (4.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.02%) Java
2 7 (14.89%) SQL
3 4 (8.51%) Perl
4 2 (4.26%) C
4 2 (4.26%) Python
4 2 (4.26%) Ruby
5 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.13%) C#
5 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.13%) Scala
5 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) Solvency II
2 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.13%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (2.13%) EMIR
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.26%) Control-M
3 1 (2.13%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) Oracle
2 4 (8.51%) ServiceNow
3 2 (4.26%) Adobe
3 2 (4.26%) EMC
4 1 (2.13%) CA
4 1 (2.13%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.13%) Hortonworks
4 1 (2.13%) MapR
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.13%) Pega
4 1 (2.13%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.13%) SunGard
4 1 (2.13%) Sybase
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