Period
to 10 July 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 10 July 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
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 268 733 1,103
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 24.66% 31.05% 36.27%
As % of the General category 41.49% 51.91% 60.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 442 686
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £281 £313 £313
90th Percentile £638 £581 £548
Scotland median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £11.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +197.87% -9.62% -10.34%
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +50.00% -42.86%

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 646 1,412 1,810
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 59.43% 59.81% 59.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 726 980
Median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £183 £288 £265
90th Percentile £625 £588 £550
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 15
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.67% +10.29% -20.93%
Median hourly rate £20.03 £25.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -22.23% +66.13% -48.33%

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 10 July 2020.

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

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 92 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (13.81%) Banking
2 37 (13.81%) Migration
3 35 (13.06%) Public Sector
4 33 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 33 (12.31%) SQL
4 33 (12.31%) Windows
5 32 (11.94%) Java
5 32 (11.94%) Microsoft
6 29 (10.82%) Office 365
7 27 (10.07%) Project Management
8 26 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
9 25 (9.33%) Windows 10
9 25 (9.33%) Oracle
10 24 (8.96%) Data Analysis
11 23 (8.58%) Microsoft Office
11 23 (8.58%) Microsoft Excel
12 22 (8.21%) SharePoint
12 22 (8.21%) Collaborative Working
13 21 (7.84%) Information Security
14 20 (7.46%) ITIL
14 20 (7.46%) User Experience
14 20 (7.46%) GDPR
15 19 (7.09%) JavaScript
16 18 (6.72%) VBA
16 18 (6.72%) Python
16 18 (6.72%) DevOps
17 17 (6.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
18 15 (5.60%) Risk Management
18 15 (5.60%) Firewall

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 22 (8.21%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.49%) IIS
3 3 (1.12%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.12%) JBoss
3 3 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.75%) CICS
4 2 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.75%) CMS
4 2 (0.75%) Confluence
4 2 (0.75%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.75%) SAS
5 1 (0.37%) Apache
5 1 (0.37%) Ethereum
5 1 (0.37%) Hyperledger
5 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (8.58%) Microsoft Excel
1 23 (8.58%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (6.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.49%) Sketch
5 2 (0.75%) InVision
5 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.37%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 8 (2.99%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.12%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.37%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.37%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.37%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.37%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.37%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 29 (10.82%) Office 365
2 15 (5.60%) OneDrive
3 14 (5.22%) AWS
4 13 (4.85%) Azure
4 13 (4.85%) SaaS
5 5 (1.87%) Serverless
6 4 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (1.49%) IaaS
6 4 (1.49%) PaaS
6 4 (1.49%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.12%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (1.12%) PowerApps
8 2 (0.75%) Apigee
8 2 (0.75%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.37%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.60%) Firewall
2 6 (2.24%) CTI
2 6 (2.24%) Internet
3 5 (1.87%) NetScaler
3 5 (1.87%) Network Security
4 4 (1.49%) VPN
4 4 (1.49%) WAN
5 3 (1.12%) Cisco Wireless
5 3 (1.12%) LAN
5 3 (1.12%) Wireless
5 3 (1.12%) X.509
6 2 (0.75%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.75%) IKE
6 2 (0.75%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.75%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.37%) HSRP
7 1 (0.37%) HTTP
7 1 (0.37%) SMTP
7 1 (0.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.87%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (1.87%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 5 (1.87%) MySQL
2 5 (1.87%) RDBMS
2 5 (1.87%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.12%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.37%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.37%) DataStage
5 1 (0.37%) DecisionStream
5 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.37%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (2.61%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.24%) JIRA
3 4 (1.49%) webpack
4 3 (1.12%) Axure RP
4 3 (1.12%) Selenium
4 3 (1.12%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.75%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.75%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.75%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.75%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.75%) Hudson
5 2 (0.75%) Introscope
5 2 (0.75%) JMeter
5 2 (0.75%) Maven
5 2 (0.75%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.75%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.37%) Ant
6 1 (0.37%) Balsamiq
6 1 (0.37%) Gatling
6 1 (0.37%) LoadRunner
General
1 37 (13.81%) Banking
2 35 (13.06%) Public Sector
3 12 (4.48%) Retail Banking
4 7 (2.61%) Retail
5 5 (1.87%) Legal
6 4 (1.49%) Advertising
6 4 (1.49%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.49%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.12%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (1.12%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.12%) Marketing
7 3 (1.12%) Publishing
8 2 (0.75%) Billing
8 2 (0.75%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.37%) French Language
9 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (16.79%) Analyst
2 40 (14.93%) Developer
3 26 (9.70%) Architect
4 24 (8.96%) Consultant
5 19 (7.09%) Business Analyst
6 16 (5.97%) Project Manager
7 13 (4.85%) Designer
8 12 (4.48%) Android Developer
8 12 (4.48%) Java Developer
9 11 (4.10%) Office 365 Consultant
9 11 (4.10%) Technical Consultant
10 10 (3.73%) Network Engineer
10 10 (3.73%) Technical Architect
11 8 (2.99%) Data Analyst
11 8 (2.99%) Migration Analyst
12 7 (2.61%) Java Android Developer
12 7 (2.61%) Senior Developer
12 7 (2.61%) UX Designer
13 6 (2.24%) Citrix Support
13 6 (2.24%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.36%) .NET
1 9 (3.36%) CSS
1 9 (3.36%) Dagger
1 9 (3.36%) HTML
2 8 (2.99%) Node.js
2 8 (2.99%) React
3 7 (2.61%) jQuery
3 7 (2.61%) REST
4 6 (2.24%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (2.24%) Spring
5 5 (1.87%) .NET Core
5 5 (1.87%) AngularJS
5 5 (1.87%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.87%) XML
6 4 (1.49%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.49%) Django
6 4 (1.49%) Entity Framework
6 4 (1.49%) Middleware
7 3 (1.12%) EJB
7 3 (1.12%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.46%) User Experience
2 11 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.73%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.36%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.24%) Fat Client
5 6 (2.24%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.24%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.12%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.12%) Grid Computing
6 3 (1.12%) PKI
6 3 (1.12%) W3C
7 2 (0.75%) CESG
7 2 (0.75%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.75%) DataPower
7 2 (0.75%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.37%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.37%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.37%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 33 (12.31%) Windows
2 25 (9.33%) Windows 10
3 15 (5.60%) Android
3 15 (5.60%) Windows 7
4 6 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.87%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.12%) Linux
6 3 (1.12%) Unix
6 3 (1.12%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.37%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (13.81%) Migration
3 33 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (10.07%) Project Management
5 26 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (8.96%) Data Analysis
7 22 (8.21%) Collaborative Working
8 21 (7.84%) Information Security
9 20 (7.46%) ITIL
10 18 (6.72%) DevOps
11 15 (5.60%) Risk Management
12 13 (4.85%) Android Development
12 13 (4.85%) PRINCE2
13 12 (4.48%) Change Management
13 12 (4.48%) Coaching
13 12 (4.48%) ERP
14 11 (4.10%) Analytics
14 11 (4.10%) Asset Management
14 11 (4.10%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (4.10%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 33 (12.31%) SQL
2 32 (11.94%) Java
3 19 (7.09%) JavaScript
4 18 (6.72%) Python
4 18 (6.72%) VBA
5 13 (4.85%) Kotlin
5 13 (4.85%) PowerShell
6 9 (3.36%) C#
7 7 (2.61%) TypeScript
8 6 (2.24%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.87%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.12%) Apple Swift
10 3 (1.12%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.75%) ES6
11 2 (0.75%) ES7
11 2 (0.75%) JSX
12 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.37%) C++
12 1 (0.37%) Java 8
12 1 (0.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (4.10%) Degree
2 4 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.12%) CCNP
3 3 (1.12%) CISM
3 3 (1.12%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (1.12%) Postgraduate
4 2 (0.75%) APMP
4 2 (0.75%) CCSA
4 2 (0.75%) CISA
4 2 (0.75%) CISSP
4 2 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.75%) IIBA
5 1 (0.37%) Avaya Certification
5 1 (0.37%) CRISC
5 1 (0.37%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.46%) GDPR
2 11 (4.10%) PMO
3 9 (3.36%) SLA
4 7 (2.61%) QA
5 5 (1.87%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.75%) Basel III
7 2 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.75%) MiFID
8 1 (0.37%) COBIT
8 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.37%) IFRS
8 1 (0.37%) NIST
8 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.37%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (3.36%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
2 6 (2.24%) XenApp
2 6 (2.24%) XenDesktop
3 4 (1.49%) Docker
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.37%) NFS
5 1 (0.37%) RACF
5 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.49%) Ansible
1 4 (1.49%) Puppet
1 4 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (1.12%) SCCM
3 2 (0.75%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.75%) Cacti
3 2 (0.75%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.75%) nmon
Vendors
1 32 (11.94%) Microsoft
2 25 (9.33%) Oracle
3 12 (4.48%) Citrix
4 8 (2.99%) Cisco
5 7 (2.61%) CheckPoint
5 7 (2.61%) Palo Alto
6 6 (2.24%) Avaya
6 6 (2.24%) Pega
6 6 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (2.24%) Verint
7 5 (1.87%) F5
7 5 (1.87%) IBM
8 4 (1.49%) Splunk
9 3 (1.12%) Sage
9 3 (1.12%) SAP
9 3 (1.12%) Sun
9 3 (1.12%) Talend
9 3 (1.12%) Telerik
10 2 (0.75%) McAfee
10 2 (0.75%) VMware