Period
to 2 December 2021

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 2 December 2021 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
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 529 161 451
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 26.64% 19.19% 23.13%
As % of the General category 35.67% 26.35% 34.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 109 238
10th Percentile £291 £205 £291
25th Percentile £398 £363 £368
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.82% -5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £538 £488 £525
90th Percentile £638 £593 £621
Scotland median daily rate £463 £425 £428
% change year-on-year +8.82% -0.58% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 2
10th Percentile £15.04 " £15.76
25th Percentile £16.89 " £16.84
Median hourly rate £20.84 - £19.18
75th Percentile £23.00 " £21.23
90th Percentile £29.68 " £22.14
Scotland median hourly rate £31.75 - £22.50

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 1,483 611 1,326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 74.67% 72.82% 68.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,067 420 607
10th Percentile £228 £208 £225
25th Percentile £363 £358 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
75th Percentile £526 £496 £525
90th Percentile £601 £575 £600
Scotland median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 8
10th Percentile £14.75 £11.16 £16.08
25th Percentile £16.27 £11.78 £20.07
Median hourly rate £21.50 £12.25 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +75.51% -59.17% +71.43%
75th Percentile £37.80 £21.84 £45.94
90th Percentile £53.75 £38.89 £52.50
Scotland median hourly rate £20.84 £17.50 £17.90
% change year-on-year +19.10% -2.23% +0.85%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Edinburgh

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Finance in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Finance in Edinburgh

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Finance in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 2 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Finance in Edinburgh

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Finance in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for Finance in Edinburgh

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Finance in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 2 December 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Finance in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 December 2021, 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 (35.73%) Social Skills
2 178 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (21.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 87 (16.45%) Project Management
5 80 (15.12%) Banking
6 67 (12.67%) Microsoft
6 67 (12.67%) Public Sector
7 63 (11.91%) Asset Management
8 62 (11.72%) SQL
8 62 (11.72%) Oracle
9 61 (11.53%) Data Protection
10 58 (10.96%) Migration
11 57 (10.78%) Data Protection Act
12 54 (10.21%) Azure
13 53 (10.02%) Problem-Solving
14 46 (8.70%) Project Delivery
14 46 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
15 44 (8.32%) Java
16 41 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
17 40 (7.56%) AWS
18 38 (7.18%) DevOps
18 38 (7.18%) Requirements Gathering
19 35 (6.62%) Business Analysis
20 33 (6.24%) Scrum
21 32 (6.05%) .NET
21 32 (6.05%) PMO
22 30 (5.67%) Analytics
23 29 (5.48%) User Experience
23 29 (5.48%) SQL Server
23 29 (5.48%) Data Analysis

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 12 (2.27%) Confluence
2 9 (1.70%) Apache Spark
3 8 (1.51%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (0.95%) SAS
5 4 (0.76%) Apache
5 4 (0.76%) Camunda
6 2 (0.38%) IIS
6 2 (0.38%) JBoss
6 2 (0.38%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 27 (5.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.70%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (1.13%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.38%) Figma
6 2 (0.38%) Sketch
7 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.19%) InDesign
7 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.95%) Workday HCM
3 4 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.38%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.38%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 54 (10.21%) Azure
2 40 (7.56%) AWS
3 21 (3.97%) Power Platform
4 20 (3.78%) Microsoft 365
5 14 (2.65%) SaaS
6 8 (1.51%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (1.51%) Serverless
7 7 (1.32%) GCP
7 7 (1.32%) Snowflake
8 5 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (0.57%) Miro
9 3 (0.57%) npm
10 2 (0.38%) Azure Event Grid
10 2 (0.38%) Azure Service Bus
10 2 (0.38%) IBM Blueworks
10 2 (0.38%) SonarCloud
11 1 (0.19%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.32%) Network Security
2 5 (0.95%) RTP
3 3 (0.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (0.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (0.57%) SAN
3 3 (0.57%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.57%) VPN
3 3 (0.57%) Wireless
4 2 (0.38%) Firewall
4 2 (0.38%) HTTP
4 2 (0.38%) X.509
5 1 (0.19%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.19%) DHCP
5 1 (0.19%) DNS
5 1 (0.19%) FTP
5 1 (0.19%) Internet
5 1 (0.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.40%) Relational Database
3 16 (3.02%) Big Data
3 16 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (3.02%) Power BI
4 12 (2.27%) Metadata
4 12 (2.27%) Oracle Database
4 12 (2.27%) Tableau
5 10 (1.89%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.32%) KDB
6 7 (1.32%) Kdb+
6 7 (1.32%) Metadata Repository
6 7 (1.32%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.76%) Sqoop
8 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (0.57%) QlikView
8 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.38%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.38%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 28 (5.29%) JIRA
2 24 (4.54%) Git (software)
3 14 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.95%) Zephyr
5 4 (0.76%) JUnit
5 4 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (0.76%) Selenium
6 3 (0.57%) HP UFT
6 3 (0.57%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.38%) Ant
7 2 (0.38%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.38%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.38%) Gatling
7 2 (0.38%) Maven
7 2 (0.38%) MSTest
7 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio Code
8 1 (0.19%) Gradle
8 1 (0.19%) SoapUI
General
1 189 (35.73%) Social Skills
2 80 (15.12%) Banking
3 67 (12.67%) Public Sector
4 46 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (4.35%) Influencing Skills
6 19 (3.59%) Marketing
6 19 (3.59%) Presentation Skills
6 19 (3.59%) Retail Banking
7 18 (3.40%) Organisational Skills
8 17 (3.21%) Investment Banking
9 14 (2.65%) Retail
9 14 (2.65%) Telecoms
10 13 (2.46%) Electronics
10 13 (2.46%) Legal
10 13 (2.46%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.51%) Front Office
12 7 (1.32%) Advertising
13 5 (0.95%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.76%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 3 (0.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 127 (24.01%) Analyst
2 66 (12.48%) Project Manager
3 55 (10.40%) Business Analyst
4 52 (9.83%) Architect
4 52 (9.83%) Developer
5 20 (3.78%) IT Manager
6 19 (3.59%) Data Analyst
7 18 (3.40%) Consultant
7 18 (3.40%) Data Engineer
8 14 (2.65%) IT Project Manager
8 14 (2.65%) Java Developer
8 14 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
9 13 (2.46%) Infrastructure Manager
9 13 (2.46%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 13 (2.46%) Programme Manager
9 13 (2.46%) Service Analyst
9 13 (2.46%) SQL Developer
10 12 (2.27%) PMO Analyst
11 11 (2.08%) Designer
11 11 (2.08%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (6.05%) .NET
2 16 (3.02%) ASP.NET
2 16 (3.02%) CSS
3 15 (2.84%) .NET Core
4 14 (2.65%) AngularJS
5 12 (2.27%) HTML
5 12 (2.27%) REST
6 10 (1.89%) .NET Framework
6 10 (1.89%) RESTful
6 10 (1.89%) Web Services
7 9 (1.70%) Spring
7 9 (1.70%) Spring Boot
7 9 (1.70%) WinForms
8 8 (1.51%) JSON
8 8 (1.51%) Middleware
9 7 (1.32%) Entity Framework
9 7 (1.32%) React
9 7 (1.32%) XML
10 6 (1.13%) Drools
10 6 (1.13%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 57 (10.78%) Data Protection Act
2 29 (5.48%) User Experience
3 18 (3.40%) Management Information System
3 18 (3.40%) NHS
4 8 (1.51%) Data Centre
5 7 (1.32%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.13%) Mainframe
7 5 (0.95%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (0.76%) Hedge funds
8 4 (0.76%) Legacy Systems
9 3 (0.57%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.57%) Clustering
9 3 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.57%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.57%) Legacy Applications
9 3 (0.57%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.57%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (3.78%) Windows
2 12 (2.27%) Linux
3 8 (1.51%) Unix
4 7 (1.32%) VMS
5 6 (1.13%) Android
6 5 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.76%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.57%) Solaris
8 3 (0.57%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.38%) CentOS
9 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.38%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (21.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 87 (16.45%) Project Management
4 63 (11.91%) Asset Management
5 61 (11.53%) Data Protection
6 58 (10.96%) Migration
7 53 (10.02%) Problem-Solving
8 46 (8.70%) Project Delivery
9 41 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
10 38 (7.18%) DevOps
10 38 (7.18%) Requirements Gathering
11 35 (6.62%) Business Analysis
12 33 (6.24%) Scrum
13 30 (5.67%) Analytics
14 29 (5.48%) Data Analysis
15 28 (5.29%) Programme Management
16 26 (4.91%) Business Case
17 25 (4.73%) Change Management
17 25 (4.73%) Data Modelling
17 25 (4.73%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 62 (11.72%) SQL
2 44 (8.32%) Java
3 28 (5.29%) C#
3 28 (5.29%) PL/SQL
4 23 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 12 (2.27%) T-SQL
6 9 (1.70%) Python
7 7 (1.32%) C
8 6 (1.13%) XPath
9 5 (0.95%) TypeScript
9 5 (0.95%) VBA
10 3 (0.57%) Java 8
10 3 (0.57%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.57%) R
10 3 (0.57%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.38%) ES6
11 2 (0.38%) Go
11 2 (0.38%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.19%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.19%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 28 (5.29%) Degree
2 6 (1.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 5 (0.95%) ISTQB
4 4 (0.76%) CBAP
4 4 (0.76%) PMP
5 3 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.57%) CISSP
5 3 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (0.19%) CCSP
6 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.19%) CISM
6 1 (0.19%) ISEB
6 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.19%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.19%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.05%) PMO
2 9 (1.70%) QA
3 7 (1.32%) GDPR
4 6 (1.13%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (1.13%) SLA
5 5 (0.95%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.76%) Accessibility
7 3 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.38%) P3O
8 2 (0.38%) PSD2
9 1 (0.19%) COBIT
9 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (2.46%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.08%) Docker
3 5 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.57%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.19%) ACF2
6 1 (0.19%) RACF
6 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (3.59%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.13%) Ansible
2 6 (1.13%) Terraform
3 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (0.76%) Data Guard
4 4 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (0.76%) SCCM
5 3 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.38%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 2 (0.38%) Consul
6 2 (0.38%) MIIS
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.19%) Grafana
7 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.19%) Packer
7 1 (0.19%) Puppet
7 1 (0.19%) Rancher
Vendors
1 67 (12.67%) Microsoft
2 62 (11.72%) Oracle
3 17 (3.21%) Informatica
4 13 (2.46%) SAP
5 11 (2.08%) ServiceNow
6 9 (1.70%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.32%) Sparx
7 7 (1.32%) Sybase
8 6 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.13%) Workday
9 5 (0.95%) Adobe
9 5 (0.95%) Google
9 5 (0.95%) Hummingbird
9 5 (0.95%) Pega
9 5 (0.95%) StreamSets
10 4 (0.76%) Cadence
10 4 (0.76%) FNZ
11 3 (0.57%) Citrix
11 3 (0.57%) F5
11 3 (0.57%) MuleSoft