Period
to 18 July 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 18 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 717 1,076 770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 30.47% 35.85% 34.31%
As % of the General category 63.45% 70.79% 67.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 647 531
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% -4.12%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £260
90th Percentile £588 £547 £575
Scotland median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £11.75 £13.25 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.32% +20.45% -
10th Percentile £11.13 £10.25 £9.66
90th Percentile £12.38 £64.63 £16.60
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% +3.45% -46.16%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,130 1,520 1,145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 48.02% 50.65% 51.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 577 773 678
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £308 £311 £250
90th Percentile £588 £554 £567
Scotland median daily rate £425 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +0.24% +6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £11.75 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.96% -6.90% -53.23%
10th Percentile £10.23 £10.31 £9.83
90th Percentile £40.48 £48.00 £38.46
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% -53.13% +45.45%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Edinburgh

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in Edinburgh

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in Edinburgh

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Finance.

1 189 (26.36%) Banking
2 184 (25.66%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (18.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 92 (12.83%) SQL
5 67 (9.34%) Migration
6 61 (8.51%) Project Management
7 60 (8.37%) Windows
8 58 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
9 56 (7.81%) Java
10 52 (7.25%) Microsoft
10 52 (7.25%) DevOps
10 52 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
11 51 (7.11%) Python
12 50 (6.97%) Oracle
13 48 (6.69%) Asset Management
14 46 (6.42%) Microsoft Azure
15 44 (6.14%) Amazon AWS
16 42 (5.86%) Scrum
16 42 (5.86%) Active Directory
17 39 (5.44%) Firewall
17 39 (5.44%) Retail Banking
18 38 (5.30%) Linux
19 37 (5.16%) ITIL
19 37 (5.16%) JavaScript
20 36 (5.02%) .NET
20 36 (5.02%) ETL
21 33 (4.60%) Business Analysis
22 32 (4.46%) Service Design
23 31 (4.32%) Big Data
23 31 (4.32%) Jenkins

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (2.93%) Apache Spark
2 20 (2.79%) SAS
3 17 (2.37%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.67%) Skype for Business
5 8 (1.12%) Confluence
6 7 (0.98%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.84%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.70%) CMS
9 4 (0.56%) NServiceBus
9 4 (0.56%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.42%) FileNet
10 3 (0.42%) JBoss
11 2 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.28%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.14%) nginx
12 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Portal
12 1 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.39%) Sketch
4 9 (1.26%) InVision
5 7 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.70%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.56%) Markit EDM
1 4 (0.56%) Oracle AML
2 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.42%) Sonata
2 3 (0.42%) Workday HCM
3 2 (0.28%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.14%) Actimize
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) HFM
4 1 (0.14%) MoSes
4 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.14%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.14%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 46 (6.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (6.14%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (3.91%) Office 365
4 12 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (1.12%) SaaS
6 7 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (0.98%) IaaS
6 7 (0.98%) PaaS
7 5 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.70%) Power Platform
7 5 (0.70%) Serverless
8 4 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 3 (0.42%) GitHub
10 2 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon SageMaker
11 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.14%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 39 (5.44%) Firewall
2 19 (2.65%) Network Security
3 10 (1.39%) DNS
3 10 (1.39%) SAN
4 8 (1.12%) Unified Communications
5 7 (0.98%) VPN
6 6 (0.84%) DHCP
6 6 (0.84%) DMZ
6 6 (0.84%) LAN
6 6 (0.84%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.84%) WAN
7 5 (0.70%) Wireless
8 4 (0.56%) MPLS
9 3 (0.42%) Skype
10 2 (0.28%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.28%) DAB
10 2 (0.28%) FTP
11 1 (0.14%) ATM
11 1 (0.14%) HTTP
11 1 (0.14%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.32%) Big Data
2 25 (3.49%) SQL Server
3 24 (3.35%) Hadoop
4 14 (1.95%) Relational Database
5 12 (1.67%) Apache Hive
5 12 (1.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 11 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (1.53%) RDBMS
7 10 (1.39%) Impala
8 7 (0.98%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.84%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.70%) Data Lake
10 5 (0.70%) Power BI
10 5 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.56%) MS Access
11 4 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.28%) Data Mart
13 2 (0.28%) DB2
Development Applications
1 31 (4.32%) Jenkins
2 20 (2.79%) JIRA
3 12 (1.67%) Cucumber
4 9 (1.26%) Hudson
5 8 (1.12%) Eclipse
5 8 (1.12%) ERwin
5 8 (1.12%) PowerDesigner
6 7 (0.98%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.98%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.84%) Mockito
7 6 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.70%) Axure RP
8 5 (0.70%) Introscope
9 4 (0.56%) Balsamiq
10 3 (0.42%) JMeter
10 3 (0.42%) JUnit
10 3 (0.42%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.42%) Selenium
10 3 (0.42%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 189 (26.36%) Banking
2 39 (5.44%) Retail Banking
3 25 (3.49%) Legal
4 21 (2.93%) Financial Institution
5 20 (2.79%) Marketing
6 16 (2.23%) Advertising
7 9 (1.26%) Front Office
8 8 (1.12%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.70%) Retail
10 4 (0.56%) Back Office
10 4 (0.56%) Law
11 2 (0.28%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.28%) Military
11 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.28%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.14%) Billing
12 1 (0.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 171 (23.85%) Analyst
2 88 (12.27%) Architect
3 85 (11.85%) Developer
4 58 (8.09%) Business Analyst
5 45 (6.28%) Project Manager
6 38 (5.30%) Consultant
7 36 (5.02%) Solutions Architect
8 31 (4.32%) Designer
9 22 (3.07%) Cloud Engineer
9 22 (3.07%) Data Analyst
10 20 (2.79%) Java Developer
10 20 (2.79%) Test Analyst
11 17 (2.37%) DevOps Engineer
11 17 (2.37%) Systems Analyst
12 16 (2.23%) Infrastructure Architect
13 15 (2.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (2.09%) SQL Developer
14 14 (1.95%) Network Engineer
15 13 (1.81%) Administrator
15 13 (1.81%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (5.02%) .NET
2 30 (4.18%) Web Services
3 21 (2.93%) HTML
4 18 (2.51%) Spring
5 16 (2.23%) CSS
6 14 (1.95%) Middleware
7 13 (1.81%) XML
8 11 (1.53%) AngularJS
8 11 (1.53%) Kafka
9 9 (1.26%) HTML5
9 9 (1.26%) REST
10 7 (0.98%) ASP.NET
10 7 (0.98%) CSS3
10 7 (0.98%) React
10 7 (0.98%) RESTful
10 7 (0.98%) SOAP
11 6 (0.84%) .NET Framework
11 6 (0.84%) EDI
11 6 (0.84%) jQuery
11 6 (0.84%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.91%) User Experience
3 24 (3.35%) Data Protection Act
4 14 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (1.81%) Public Cloud
6 11 (1.53%) Reference Data
7 10 (1.39%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.26%) Blackberry
8 9 (1.26%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.26%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.12%) Data Centre
10 7 (0.98%) PKI
11 6 (0.84%) Mainframe
11 6 (0.84%) Mobile Banking
11 6 (0.84%) Replication
12 5 (0.70%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.56%) Credit Risk
13 4 (0.56%) Fixed Income
14 3 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 60 (8.37%) Windows
2 38 (5.30%) Linux
3 20 (2.79%) Windows 10
4 18 (2.51%) Unix
5 17 (2.37%) Windows Server
6 16 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.12%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.42%) Solaris
10 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.28%) AIX
12 1 (0.14%) Android
12 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (25.66%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (18.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 67 (9.34%) Migration
4 61 (8.51%) Project Management
5 52 (7.25%) DevOps
5 52 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
6 48 (6.69%) Asset Management
7 42 (5.86%) Scrum
8 37 (5.16%) ITIL
9 36 (5.02%) ETL
10 33 (4.60%) Business Analysis
11 32 (4.46%) Service Design
12 31 (4.32%) Data Modelling
13 30 (4.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 29 (4.04%) Investment Management
15 27 (3.77%) Data Protection
16 23 (3.21%) Analytics
17 22 (3.07%) Change Management
17 22 (3.07%) Risk Management
18 21 (2.93%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 92 (12.83%) SQL
2 56 (7.81%) Java
3 51 (7.11%) Python
4 37 (5.16%) JavaScript
5 31 (4.32%) C#
6 22 (3.07%) PowerShell
7 20 (2.79%) PL/SQL
8 15 (2.09%) Java 8
9 6 (0.84%) Ruby
9 6 (0.84%) Scala
10 5 (0.70%) R
11 4 (0.56%) VBA
12 3 (0.42%) Perl
12 3 (0.42%) PHP
12 3 (0.42%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.42%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.28%) C
13 2 (0.28%) C++
13 2 (0.28%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (3.49%) Degree
2 17 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (1.53%) CCNP
4 9 (1.26%) CCNA
5 7 (0.98%) CCIE
6 6 (0.84%) CISSP
7 5 (0.70%) CISM
7 5 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.70%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 4 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.42%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.28%) CASP
10 2 (0.28%) CISA
10 2 (0.28%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.28%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.28%) SANS
10 2 (0.28%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (0.28%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 2 (0.28%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.49%) PMO
2 14 (1.95%) Data Quality
2 14 (1.95%) QA
3 9 (1.26%) SLA
4 6 (0.84%) COBIT
4 6 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.56%) GDPR
5 4 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.28%) PSD2
6 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.14%) FATCA
7 1 (0.14%) IFRS
7 1 (0.14%) MiFID
7 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 42 (5.86%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.39%) Docker
4 8 (1.12%) HDFS
4 8 (1.12%) vSphere
4 8 (1.12%) XenApp
5 7 (0.98%) Firmware
5 7 (0.98%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.56%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.42%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.28%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.14%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 1 (0.14%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 29 (4.04%) Ansible
2 22 (3.07%) Puppet
3 13 (1.81%) SCCM
4 12 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.26%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.70%) CA Wily
7 4 (0.56%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.28%) Kibana
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.28%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.28%) vRealize
9 2 (0.28%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 1 (0.14%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.14%) logstash
10 1 (0.14%) Rancher
10 1 (0.14%) TADDM
10 1 (0.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 52 (7.25%) Microsoft
2 50 (6.97%) Oracle
3 31 (4.32%) Cisco
4 21 (2.93%) CheckPoint
4 21 (2.93%) IBM
5 20 (2.79%) VMware
6 16 (2.23%) Informatica
7 15 (2.09%) Citrix
8 14 (1.95%) Teradata
9 12 (1.67%) Charles River
10 8 (1.12%) EMC
11 7 (0.98%) Palo Alto
12 6 (0.84%) SAP
13 5 (0.70%) Adobe
13 5 (0.70%) CA
13 5 (0.70%) F5
13 5 (0.70%) Juniper
13 5 (0.70%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.70%) ServiceNow
14 4 (0.56%) Splunk