The table below looks at the statistics for the Financial Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Financial Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Finance Analyst
Rank 292 270 261
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Financial Analyst 403 408 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.79% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.83% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 295 255
Average daily rate £400 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £274 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £340
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 17
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.92 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.35% -27.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £102.25 £15.92 -
% change year-on-year
+542.37% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Financial Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Financial Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Financial Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Financial Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Financial Analyst within the UK.

Financial Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Financial Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Financial Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Financial Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Financial Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Financial Analyst within the UK.

Financial Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Financial Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Financial Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Financial Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Financial Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Financial Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
England -7 364 £400 -3.03% 88
London +15 177 £425 - 53
South East +28 86 £343 -17.46% 17
City of London +26 31 £356 -16.17% 16
South West -2 25 £360 -1.36% 5
Scotland -7 25 £274 -21.99% 5
Surrey -9 22 £525 +31.25% 4
Edinburgh -14 21 £274 -24.67% 4
Berkshire +11 20 £350 -17.64% 7
West Midlands 0 20 £390 +4.00% 1
Kent +9 17 £180 -
North West -31 16 £450 +8.17% 4
Chatham - 14 £180 -
Yorkshire -30 13 £400 +14.28% 5
Bristol -1 10 £320 -8.89% 2
Hampshire +7 9 £355 -13.93% 1
East of England -1 9 £425 - 1
Buckinghamshire +8 8 £331 -11.66% 4
Coventry -1 8 £325 +18.18%
Gloucestershire +15 7 £388 -14.36%
West Yorkshire -20 7 £395 +11.26% 3
Epsom +8 6 - -
Manchester -25 6 £600 +54.83% 3
East Midlands -28 6 £340 -18.80%
Essex +5 5 £400 -5.88%
Maidenhead 0 5 - -
Birmingham -1 5 £400 +4.91% 1
Milton Keynes -3 5 £350 +2.18% 4
Wiltshire -8 5 £400 -8.57% 1
Brighton +19 4 £325 -

Financial Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Financial Analyst in their job title 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 with Financial Analyst in their job title.

1 875 (100.00%) Finance
2 227 (25.94%) Banking
3 206 (23.54%) Business Analysis
4 135 (15.43%) SQL
5 111 (12.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 111 (12.69%) Analytical Skills
6 104 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
7 91 (10.40%) MS Excel
8 90 (10.29%) Microsoft
9 80 (9.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 73 (8.34%) SAP
11 69 (7.89%) Oracle
12 68 (7.77%) Data Analysis
13 64 (7.31%) Business Intelligence
14 57 (6.51%) Project Management
15 55 (6.29%) Migration
15 55 (6.29%) MS Office
16 48 (5.49%) ISEB
16 48 (5.49%) Asset Management
17 47 (5.37%) Retail
18 46 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
19 42 (4.80%) Data Quality
20 41 (4.69%) Investment Banking
21 39 (4.46%) Test Scripting
22 38 (4.34%) Data Modelling
22 38 (4.34%) MS PowerPoint
23 37 (4.23%) Change Management
24 36 (4.11%) ACCA
24 36 (4.11%) ERP
25 35 (4.00%) SharePoint

Financial Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Financial Analyst in their job title 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 with Financial Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 35 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 24 (2.74%) SAS
3 4 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (0.46%) Confluence
3 4 (0.46%) JBoss
3 4 (0.46%) Skype for Business
3 4 (0.46%) WebLogic
3 4 (0.46%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.23%) Apache
4 2 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (0.23%) IIS
4 2 (0.23%) LiveLink
4 2 (0.23%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.11%) CMS
5 1 (0.11%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.11%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 91 (10.40%) MS Excel
2 55 (6.29%) MS Office
3 38 (4.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (2.63%) MS Visio
5 19 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (1.03%) MS Project
7 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (2.40%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (1.94%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (1.37%) Oracle Financials
3 12 (1.37%) SAP CO
4 11 (1.26%) SAP FI
4 11 (1.26%) SAP FI/CO
5 10 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (1.14%) Oracle Payables
6 8 (0.91%) Oracle ERP
6 8 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.80%) Unit4 Business World
8 6 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
8 6 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
9 4 (0.46%) SAP BPC
9 4 (0.46%) TradeThru
10 3 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
10 3 (0.34%) Sonata
10 3 (0.34%) Tercero
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.23%) Office 365
2 2 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.57%) Skype
2 4 (0.46%) CTI
2 4 (0.46%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.34%) Broadband
3 3 (0.34%) Intranet
3 3 (0.34%) SMS
3 3 (0.34%) WAN
3 3 (0.34%) WebEx
4 2 (0.23%) LAN
4 2 (0.23%) Network Security
5 1 (0.11%) DMZ
5 1 (0.11%) HSRP
5 1 (0.11%) Internet
5 1 (0.11%) IPsec
5 1 (0.11%) OSPF
5 1 (0.11%) PPP
5 1 (0.11%) SAN
5 1 (0.11%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (0.11%) VoIP
5 1 (0.11%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 24 (2.74%) BusinessObjects
3 22 (2.51%) SQL Server
4 17 (1.94%) Data Mining
5 14 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (0.91%) Essbase
7 7 (0.80%) MS Access
7 7 (0.80%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.69%) Big Data
8 6 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.57%) DB2
9 5 (0.57%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (0.57%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.46%) Base SAS
10 4 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.46%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.34%) QlikView
11 3 (0.34%) SAP BW
11 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (1.03%) JIRA
2 6 (0.69%) HP UFT
3 5 (0.57%) Selenium
4 4 (0.46%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.46%) WebDriver
5 3 (0.34%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.23%) ERwin
6 2 (0.23%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.11%) MSTest
7 1 (0.11%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.11%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.11%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.11%) Toad
7 1 (0.11%) VersionOne
7 1 (0.11%) WinRunner
General
1 875 (100.00%) Finance
2 227 (25.94%) Banking
3 47 (5.37%) Retail
4 41 (4.69%) Investment Banking
5 31 (3.54%) Legal
6 27 (3.09%) General Ledger
7 21 (2.40%) Retail Banking
8 19 (2.17%) Billing
8 19 (2.17%) Front Office
8 19 (2.17%) Marketing
9 18 (2.06%) Telecoms
10 16 (1.83%) Financial Institution
11 10 (1.14%) Law
12 7 (0.80%) Back Office
13 6 (0.69%) Automotive
14 5 (0.57%) Advertising
14 5 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
14 5 (0.57%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.46%) Publishing
16 3 (0.34%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.71%) XML
2 14 (1.60%) .NET
3 7 (0.80%) RESTful
3 7 (0.80%) Web Services
4 6 (0.69%) SOAP
5 5 (0.57%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.57%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (0.57%) Gherkin
6 4 (0.46%) Flash
6 4 (0.46%) HTML
6 4 (0.46%) REST
6 4 (0.46%) XML Messaging
7 3 (0.34%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (0.34%) JSON
8 2 (0.23%) Dojo
8 2 (0.23%) FIXML
8 2 (0.23%) FpML
8 2 (0.23%) JMS
8 2 (0.23%) Middleware
8 2 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 111 (12.69%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (3.54%) Derivative
3 25 (2.86%) Credit Risk
4 23 (2.63%) Market Risk
5 21 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 17 (1.94%) Equities
7 16 (1.83%) User Experience
8 15 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (1.37%) Equity Derivative
9 12 (1.37%) Fixed Income
10 11 (1.26%) Data Centre
11 9 (1.03%) Online Banking
12 8 (0.91%) Data Extraction
13 6 (0.69%) FMCG
14 5 (0.57%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.57%) Mathematics
15 4 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
16 3 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
16 3 (0.34%) Mobile Banking
16 3 (0.34%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 27 (3.09%) Windows
2 13 (1.49%) Linux
3 11 (1.26%) Unix
4 9 (1.03%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.91%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.34%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.23%) Solaris
9 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.11%) VMS
10 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (23.54%) Business Analysis
2 111 (12.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 104 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (9.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 68 (7.77%) Data Analysis
6 64 (7.31%) Business Intelligence
7 57 (6.51%) Project Management
8 55 (6.29%) Migration
9 48 (5.49%) Asset Management
10 39 (4.46%) Test Scripting
11 38 (4.34%) Data Modelling
12 37 (4.23%) Change Management
13 36 (4.11%) ERP
14 34 (3.89%) Validation
15 32 (3.66%) Investment Management
15 32 (3.66%) Risk Management
16 30 (3.43%) Analytics
17 29 (3.31%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 27 (3.09%) GAP Analysis
19 26 (2.97%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 135 (15.43%) SQL
2 22 (2.51%) VBA
3 17 (1.94%) Java
4 9 (1.03%) C#
5 8 (0.91%) T-SQL
6 7 (0.80%) VB
7 6 (0.69%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.46%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.34%) C++
9 3 (0.34%) Groovy
9 3 (0.34%) Ruby
10 2 (0.23%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.23%) Perl
10 2 (0.23%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.11%) PHP
11 1 (0.11%) Python
11 1 (0.11%) R
11 1 (0.11%) RPG
11 1 (0.11%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (5.49%) ISEB
2 36 (4.11%) ACCA
3 28 (3.20%) CIMA
4 27 (3.09%) Degree
5 23 (2.63%) ISTQB
6 9 (1.03%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.03%) Security Cleared
7 6 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.34%) CBAP
8 3 (0.34%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.23%) CFA
9 2 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.23%) MCP
9 2 (0.23%) MCT
9 2 (0.23%) PhD
9 2 (0.23%) PMP
10 1 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.11%) CCNA
10 1 (0.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.80%) Data Quality
2 25 (2.86%) QA
3 15 (1.71%) SLA
4 14 (1.60%) FATCA
4 14 (1.60%) MiFID
5 10 (1.14%) EMIR
6 9 (1.03%) GAAP
7 8 (0.91%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (0.57%) Basel II
9 3 (0.34%) IAS 39
9 3 (0.34%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.34%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.23%) COREP
10 2 (0.23%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.11%) Basel III
11 1 (0.11%) FINREP
11 1 (0.11%) GxP
11 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (1.60%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.34%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (0.23%) Xen
4 1 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.11%) vSphere
4 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (2.29%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.69%) SCCM
3 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (0.23%) Opsview
3 2 (0.23%) SCOM
3 2 (0.23%) vRealize
4 1 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.11%) Control-M
4 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 90 (10.29%) Microsoft
2 73 (8.34%) SAP
3 69 (7.89%) Oracle
4 22 (2.51%) Hyperion
5 15 (1.71%) HP
6 12 (1.37%) Bloomberg
7 9 (1.03%) Citrix
8 8 (0.91%) Cognos
8 8 (0.91%) JD Edwards
9 7 (0.80%) Algorithmics
10 6 (0.69%) Fidessa
10 6 (0.69%) Reuters
10 6 (0.69%) VMware
11 5 (0.57%) Sage
11 5 (0.57%) Splunk
11 5 (0.57%) Sun
12 4 (0.46%) Cisco
12 4 (0.46%) Informatica
12 4 (0.46%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (0.46%) Planview
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