Period
to 17 February 2020

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 17 February 2020 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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 404 856 1,116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 21.42% 33.41% 37.50%
As % of the General category 35.47% 53.87% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 505 710
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £297 £313 £313
90th Percentile £621 £575 £575
Scotland median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £19.18 £44.27 £111.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.67% -60.30% +169.75%
10th Percentile £15.76 £44.27 £50.25
90th Percentile £22.14 £44.27 £177.35
Scotland median hourly rate £21.26 £19.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +9.04% -44.29% -

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 1,139 1,589 1,860
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 60.39% 62.02% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 795 1,042
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £208 £239 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £568
Scotland median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 12
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £35.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.10% +10.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £16.23 £16.18 £12.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £44.27 £104.08
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.86
% change year-on-year - +7.89% +6.95%

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 2020, 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.

1 123 (30.45%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (16.09%) Banking
3 60 (14.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 59 (14.60%) Public Sector
5 49 (12.13%) SQL
6 45 (11.14%) Java
7 44 (10.89%) Microsoft
8 42 (10.40%) Windows
9 39 (9.65%) Project Management
10 37 (9.16%) AWS
11 34 (8.42%) Azure
11 34 (8.42%) Risk Management
11 34 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
12 32 (7.92%) Scrum
12 32 (7.92%) Oracle
12 32 (7.92%) Python
12 32 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
13 30 (7.43%) Migration
14 29 (7.18%) Information Security
15 26 (6.44%) SQL Server
16 25 (6.19%) Analytics
17 24 (5.94%) DevOps
17 24 (5.94%) JavaScript
17 24 (5.94%) .NET
18 23 (5.69%) Salesforce.com
18 23 (5.69%) User Experience
19 22 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
19 22 (5.45%) Degree
19 22 (5.45%) Asset Management
20 21 (5.20%) Retail Banking

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 18 (4.46%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.97%) CMS
3 9 (2.23%) Confluence
4 7 (1.73%) SAS
5 5 (1.24%) IIS
5 5 (1.24%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.99%) Apache
6 4 (0.99%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.99%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.74%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.50%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.50%) Drupal
8 2 (0.50%) nginx
8 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.25%) CICS
9 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (2.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.73%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.24%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.99%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.99%) Sketch
7 3 (0.74%) InVision
8 2 (0.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.50%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.50%) Sonata
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.25%) Primavera
3 1 (0.25%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.25%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.25%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 37 (9.16%) AWS
2 34 (8.42%) Azure
3 21 (5.20%) Office 365
4 17 (4.21%) SaaS
5 16 (3.96%) PaaS
6 14 (3.47%) IaaS
7 11 (2.72%) OneDrive
7 11 (2.72%) Serverless
8 10 (2.48%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (1.49%) IBM Cloud
10 5 (1.24%) Amazon S3
10 5 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (1.24%) Power Platform
11 4 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.99%) GCP
11 4 (0.99%) Heroku
11 4 (0.99%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 4 (0.99%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 3 (0.74%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.96%) Firewall
2 7 (1.73%) DNS
3 6 (1.49%) Network Security
3 6 (1.49%) WAN
4 4 (0.99%) HTTP
4 4 (0.99%) LAN
4 4 (0.99%) NetScaler
4 4 (0.99%) Skype
4 4 (0.99%) Wireless
5 3 (0.74%) Cisco Wireless
6 2 (0.50%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.50%) Internet
6 2 (0.50%) MPLS
6 2 (0.50%) NAS
6 2 (0.50%) SAN
6 2 (0.50%) VPN
6 2 (0.50%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.25%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.44%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (2.23%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 7 (1.73%) MySQL
3 7 (1.73%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.49%) Big Data
4 6 (1.49%) RDBMS
4 6 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.24%) Data Mining
6 4 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (0.99%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.74%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.74%) Power BI
7 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (3.47%) Jenkins
2 13 (3.22%) Git (software)
2 13 (3.22%) JIRA
3 7 (1.73%) Cucumber
3 7 (1.73%) Selenium
4 4 (0.99%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.74%) Axure RP
5 3 (0.74%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.74%) Maven
5 3 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.50%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.50%) ER Studio
6 2 (0.50%) IBM UrbanCode
6 2 (0.50%) Mockito
6 2 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.50%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.50%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.50%) Zephyr
General
1 65 (16.09%) Banking
2 59 (14.60%) Public Sector
3 21 (5.20%) Retail Banking
4 16 (3.96%) Marketing
5 12 (2.97%) Retail
6 10 (2.48%) Investment Banking
7 9 (2.23%) Legal
8 6 (1.49%) Advertising
8 6 (1.49%) Back Office
9 5 (1.24%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.24%) Publishing
10 4 (0.99%) Billing
10 4 (0.99%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.74%) Law
12 2 (0.50%) Electronics
12 2 (0.50%) Front Office
12 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.50%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.50%) Retail Finance
12 2 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 79 (19.55%) Analyst
2 74 (18.32%) Developer
3 38 (9.41%) Consultant
4 33 (8.17%) Architect
5 20 (4.95%) Android Developer
6 17 (4.21%) Business Analyst
6 17 (4.21%) Project Manager
7 16 (3.96%) Scrum Master
8 15 (3.71%) Data Analyst
8 15 (3.71%) Java Developer
8 15 (3.71%) Security Consultant
8 15 (3.71%) Solutions Architect
9 14 (3.47%) Designer
9 14 (3.47%) Senior Developer
10 13 (3.22%) Security Analyst
11 12 (2.97%) Systems Analyst
12 10 (2.48%) DevOps Engineer
13 9 (2.23%) Senior Consultant
13 9 (2.23%) Senior Information Security Consultant
13 9 (2.23%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.94%) .NET
2 17 (4.21%) Node.js
3 16 (3.96%) REST
4 14 (3.47%) HTML
5 13 (3.22%) React
5 13 (3.22%) Spring
6 9 (2.23%) SOAP
7 8 (1.98%) CSS
8 7 (1.73%) RESTful
9 6 (1.49%) Middleware
9 6 (1.49%) Web Services
10 5 (1.24%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.24%) Django
10 5 (1.24%) JSON
10 5 (1.24%) OAuth
10 5 (1.24%) OAuth2
11 4 (0.99%) AngularJS
11 4 (0.99%) LDAP
11 4 (0.99%) Spring Boot
11 4 (0.99%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.69%) User Experience
3 20 (4.95%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.49%) Credit Risk
4 6 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (1.24%) Cloud Native
5 5 (1.24%) Mobile App
6 4 (0.99%) Data Centre
6 4 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (0.99%) Fat Client
6 4 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (0.99%) Mainframe
6 4 (0.99%) Replication
6 4 (0.99%) Thin Client
7 3 (0.74%) iPad
7 3 (0.74%) PKI
7 3 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (0.74%) W3C
8 2 (0.50%) CMDB
8 2 (0.50%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 42 (10.40%) Windows
2 20 (4.95%) Android
3 18 (4.46%) Windows 10
3 18 (4.46%) Windows 7
4 15 (3.71%) Windows Server
5 14 (3.47%) Linux
6 7 (1.73%) Unix
7 6 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.74%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.50%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.25%) AIX
11 1 (0.25%) Debian
11 1 (0.25%) Solaris
11 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (30.45%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (14.85%) Stakeholder Management
3 39 (9.65%) Project Management
4 34 (8.42%) Risk Management
5 32 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
5 32 (7.92%) Scrum
6 30 (7.43%) Migration
7 29 (7.18%) Information Security
8 25 (6.19%) Analytics
9 24 (5.94%) DevOps
10 22 (5.45%) Asset Management
11 21 (5.20%) Collaborative Working
12 20 (4.95%) Android Development
12 20 (4.95%) Data Analysis
12 20 (4.95%) Project Delivery
12 20 (4.95%) Test Automation
13 19 (4.70%) ETL
14 18 (4.46%) PRINCE2
14 18 (4.46%) Software Engineering
15 17 (4.21%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 49 (12.13%) SQL
2 45 (11.14%) Java
3 32 (7.92%) Python
4 24 (5.94%) JavaScript
5 20 (4.95%) Kotlin
6 18 (4.46%) PowerShell
7 15 (3.71%) PL/SQL
8 14 (3.47%) Bash Shell
9 13 (3.22%) C#
10 9 (2.23%) VBA
11 6 (1.49%) Perl
11 6 (1.49%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.49%) TypeScript
12 4 (0.99%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.74%) Java 8
13 3 (0.74%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.50%) Go
14 2 (0.50%) Groovy
14 2 (0.50%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (5.45%) Degree
2 5 (1.24%) CISSP
2 5 (1.24%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (0.99%) APMP
4 3 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.74%) CISM
4 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.74%) Postgraduate
5 2 (0.50%) CCNP
5 2 (0.50%) CCSA
5 2 (0.50%) CISA
5 2 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.25%) CCNA
6 1 (0.25%) CRISC
6 1 (0.25%) IIBA
6 1 (0.25%) ISEB
6 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.25%) MCSE
6 1 (0.25%) PCI QSA
6 1 (0.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.47%) PMO
2 12 (2.97%) GDPR
3 9 (2.23%) QA
4 7 (1.73%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.24%) SLA
6 4 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.74%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.50%) IFRS
9 1 (0.25%) Basel III
9 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.25%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.25%) MiFID
9 1 (0.25%) NIST
System Software
1 14 (3.47%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.98%) Docker
3 6 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.99%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 4 (0.99%) XenApp
4 4 (0.99%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.50%) Firmware
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.25%) NFS
7 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (2.72%) Ansible
2 10 (2.48%) SCCM
3 9 (2.23%) Puppet
4 7 (1.73%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (1.24%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.50%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.50%) Cacti
7 2 (0.50%) Consul
7 2 (0.50%) CSIRT
7 2 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.50%) Nagios
7 2 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.50%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.25%) DatAdvantage
8 1 (0.25%) Kibana
8 1 (0.25%) nmon
8 1 (0.25%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 44 (10.89%) Microsoft
2 32 (7.92%) Oracle
3 23 (5.69%) Salesforce.com
4 13 (3.22%) Citrix
5 11 (2.72%) IBM
6 9 (2.23%) Splunk
7 8 (1.98%) SAP
8 7 (1.73%) CheckPoint
9 6 (1.49%) Charles River
9 6 (1.49%) Cisco
9 6 (1.49%) CyberArk
9 6 (1.49%) Sitecore
9 6 (1.49%) Symantec
9 6 (1.49%) Vermilion
9 6 (1.49%) VMware
10 5 (1.24%) Ab Initio
10 5 (1.24%) F5
10 5 (1.24%) Palo Alto
10 5 (1.24%) Qualys
10 5 (1.24%) ServiceNow