Period
to 21 April 2018

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 21 April 2018 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1,057 589 1,159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 37.63% 31.98% 39.80%
As % of the General category 75.12% 68.73% 69.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 428 671
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £313 £288 £280
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £35.84 £55.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.33% -35.43% +404.55%
10th Percentile £10.25 £18.23 £19.45
90th Percentile £160.95 £52.17 £91.15
Scotland median hourly rate £21.50 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -52.22% +4.65% +52.21%

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 1,407 857 1,676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 50.09% 46.53% 57.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 529 817
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £313 £282 £280
90th Percentile £575 £563 £575
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.19% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £47.23 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.68% +52.35% +181.82%
10th Percentile £10.25 £18.30 £13.95
90th Percentile £119.95 £52.17 £82.75
Scotland median hourly rate £16.68 £36.75 £38.75
% change year-on-year -54.61% -5.16% +37.17%

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 21 April 2018.

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

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, 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.

1 303 (28.67%) Banking
2 253 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
3 250 (23.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 132 (12.49%) Migration
5 128 (12.11%) SQL
6 112 (10.60%) Asset Management
7 91 (8.61%) Oracle
7 91 (8.61%) Microsoft
8 88 (8.33%) Business Analysis
9 77 (7.28%) Windows
10 76 (7.19%) Project Management
10 76 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
11 69 (6.53%) Retail Banking
12 67 (6.34%) Java
13 66 (6.24%) Active Directory
13 66 (6.24%) Data Analysis
14 62 (5.87%) Problem-Solving
15 59 (5.58%) Scrum
16 55 (5.20%) Linux
17 54 (5.11%) Unix
18 53 (5.01%) ETL
18 53 (5.01%) Change Management
19 52 (4.92%) Ansible
19 52 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
19 52 (4.92%) PowerShell
20 48 (4.54%) Windows Server 2008
20 48 (4.54%) Test Automation
21 47 (4.45%) DevOps
22 46 (4.35%) Data Migration
22 46 (4.35%) Configuration Management

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 30 (2.84%) SAS
2 18 (1.70%) WebSphere
3 17 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.32%) PowerExchange
5 13 (1.23%) MS Exchange
6 11 (1.04%) Confluence
7 7 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.66%) JBoss
7 7 (0.66%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (0.38%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.38%) CMS
10 3 (0.28%) Apache
10 3 (0.28%) IIS
10 3 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.19%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.19%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.095%) FileNet
12 1 (0.095%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.095%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 32 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (2.18%) Microsoft Project
3 20 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
4 14 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.14%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.95%) InVision
7 6 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.57%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (2.37%) Markit EDM
2 13 (1.23%) thinkFolio
3 10 (0.95%) HFM
4 4 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.28%) MultiFonds
5 3 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.19%) HiPortfolio
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.095%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.095%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.095%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.095%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.095%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.095%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.095%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.095%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.095%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.095%) Sonata
7 1 (0.095%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 38 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.14%) Office 365
3 12 (1.14%) PaaS
4 7 (0.66%) GitHub
4 7 (0.66%) SaaS
5 6 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.57%) IaaS
6 5 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 4 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.28%) npm
9 1 (0.095%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.095%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.095%) Boomi
9 1 (0.095%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.095%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.095%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.095%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.095%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.18%) SAN
2 13 (1.23%) Firewall
3 12 (1.14%) DHCP
3 12 (1.14%) Network Security
4 10 (0.95%) DNS
5 8 (0.76%) Internet
5 8 (0.76%) Unified Communications
6 5 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (0.47%) MPLS
6 5 (0.47%) Skype
7 4 (0.38%) BGP
7 4 (0.38%) DMZ
7 4 (0.38%) EIGRP
7 4 (0.38%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.38%) NetScaler
7 4 (0.38%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.38%) VoIP
7 4 (0.38%) VPN
8 3 (0.28%) LAN
8 3 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 43 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (2.55%) Hadoop
4 24 (2.27%) Oracle Database
5 23 (2.18%) PowerCenter
6 16 (1.51%) Data Lake
7 14 (1.32%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 12 (1.14%) Relational Database
9 11 (1.04%) Big Data
9 11 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.66%) Power BI
12 6 (0.57%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 5 (0.47%) DB2
14 4 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (0.38%) Essbase
14 4 (0.38%) Oracle Smart View
14 4 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 44 (4.16%) Git (software)
2 32 (3.03%) JIRA
3 28 (2.65%) Jenkins
4 20 (1.89%) Cucumber
5 18 (1.70%) Selenium
6 14 (1.32%) Maven
7 12 (1.14%) ERwin
8 10 (0.95%) Mockito
9 9 (0.85%) JMeter
10 8 (0.76%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.66%) GitLab
11 7 (0.66%) LoadRunner
12 6 (0.57%) Axure RP
13 5 (0.47%) FitNesse
13 5 (0.47%) Gradle
14 4 (0.38%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 4 (0.38%) JUnit
14 4 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
15 3 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
General
1 303 (28.67%) Banking
2 69 (6.53%) Retail Banking
3 21 (1.99%) Financial Institution
4 18 (1.70%) Legal
5 16 (1.51%) Front Office
6 10 (0.95%) Marketing
7 9 (0.85%) Back Office
8 8 (0.76%) Retail
9 7 (0.66%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.57%) General Ledger
11 5 (0.47%) Billing
11 5 (0.47%) German Language
11 5 (0.47%) Law
12 4 (0.38%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.28%) Electronics
13 3 (0.28%) French Language
13 3 (0.28%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.19%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.19%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 332 (31.41%) Analyst
2 181 (17.12%) Business Analyst
3 133 (12.58%) Developer
4 120 (11.35%) Project Manager
5 75 (7.10%) Architect
6 41 (3.88%) Solutions Architect
7 36 (3.41%) Consultant
7 36 (3.41%) Designer
8 33 (3.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 33 (3.12%) Systems Analyst
9 29 (2.74%) DevOps Engineer
10 27 (2.55%) Financial Analyst
11 26 (2.46%) Data Analyst
11 26 (2.46%) Senior Analyst
12 25 (2.37%) Java Developer
13 24 (2.27%) IT Manager
14 23 (2.18%) Informatica Developer
14 23 (2.18%) Test Analyst
15 21 (1.99%) Banking Analyst
15 21 (1.99%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (3.31%) .NET
2 34 (3.22%) Web Services
3 28 (2.65%) HTML
4 21 (1.99%) CSS
5 19 (1.80%) RESTful
5 19 (1.80%) Spring
6 18 (1.70%) ASP.NET
7 15 (1.42%) Middleware
8 14 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (1.23%) AngularJS
9 13 (1.23%) ASP.NET Web API
9 13 (1.23%) XML
10 11 (1.04%) .NET Framework
10 11 (1.04%) J2EE
10 11 (1.04%) SOAP
11 10 (0.95%) JSON
11 10 (0.95%) React
12 9 (0.85%) Entity Framework
12 9 (0.85%) HTML5
12 9 (0.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 76 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (3.03%) User Experience
3 28 (2.65%) Mainframe
4 24 (2.27%) Virtual Team
5 21 (1.99%) Fixed Income
5 21 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (1.70%) Credit Risk
6 18 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (1.61%) Equities
8 13 (1.23%) Data Centre
9 10 (0.95%) Derivative
10 9 (0.85%) Computer Science
10 9 (0.85%) iPad
10 9 (0.85%) Management Information System
10 9 (0.85%) Mobile App
10 9 (0.85%) PKI
11 8 (0.76%) Public Cloud
12 7 (0.66%) Fintech
13 6 (0.57%) EMC VNX
13 6 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 77 (7.28%) Windows
2 55 (5.20%) Linux
3 54 (5.11%) Unix
4 48 (4.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (3.78%) Windows Server
6 34 (3.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.04%) Windows 10
9 10 (0.95%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.57%) zOS
11 5 (0.47%) AIX
11 5 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.19%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.095%) HPUX
13 1 (0.095%) Solaris
13 1 (0.095%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.095%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.095%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
2 250 (23.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 132 (12.49%) Migration
4 112 (10.60%) Asset Management
5 88 (8.33%) Business Analysis
6 76 (7.19%) Project Management
7 66 (6.24%) Data Analysis
8 62 (5.87%) Problem-Solving
9 59 (5.58%) Scrum
10 53 (5.01%) Change Management
10 53 (5.01%) ETL
11 52 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
12 48 (4.54%) Test Automation
13 47 (4.45%) DevOps
14 46 (4.35%) Configuration Management
14 46 (4.35%) Data Migration
15 45 (4.26%) TDD
16 38 (3.60%) Waterfall
17 36 (3.41%) User Acceptance Testing
18 34 (3.22%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 128 (12.11%) SQL
2 67 (6.34%) Java
3 52 (4.92%) PowerShell
4 41 (3.88%) C#
4 41 (3.88%) JavaScript
5 38 (3.60%) Ruby
6 26 (2.46%) Python
7 15 (1.42%) Java 8
8 11 (1.04%) PL/SQL
9 10 (0.95%) Bash Shell
10 7 (0.66%) T-SQL
11 6 (0.57%) VBA
12 5 (0.47%) R
12 5 (0.47%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.38%) C
13 4 (0.38%) C++
13 4 (0.38%) Groovy
13 4 (0.38%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.28%) Perl
14 3 (0.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 31 (2.93%) Degree
2 11 (1.04%) ISTQB
3 10 (0.95%) CISSP
4 7 (0.66%) CCNA
4 7 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.47%) CCNP
5 5 (0.47%) PMP
5 5 (0.47%) Sun Certification
6 4 (0.38%) ACCA
7 3 (0.28%) APMP
7 3 (0.28%) ISEB
7 3 (0.28%) MBA
7 3 (0.28%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.19%) CCENT
8 2 (0.19%) CIPFA
8 2 (0.19%) CISA
8 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.88%) QA
2 35 (3.31%) PMO
3 30 (2.84%) GDPR
4 29 (2.74%) Data Quality
5 15 (1.42%) MiFID
6 13 (1.23%) FATCA
7 10 (0.95%) Solvency II
8 9 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (0.66%) IFRS
9 7 (0.66%) PSD2
10 6 (0.57%) COBIT
11 5 (0.47%) Actionable Recommendations
12 4 (0.38%) FINREP
12 4 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.28%) Basel II
13 3 (0.28%) IFRS 9
14 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 2 (0.19%) SLA
15 1 (0.095%) GCP
15 1 (0.095%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 66 (6.24%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.99%) vSphere
3 10 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (0.95%) XenApp
4 9 (0.85%) Docker
4 9 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.85%) XenDesktop
5 7 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.19%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.095%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.095%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.095%) RACF
8 1 (0.095%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.095%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.095%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 52 (4.92%) Ansible
2 43 (4.07%) Puppet
3 31 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (1.80%) SCCM
5 8 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (0.57%) WMI
7 5 (0.47%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.38%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.38%) Packer
9 3 (0.28%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.19%) Ambari
10 2 (0.19%) SCOM
11 1 (0.095%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.095%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.095%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.095%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.095%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.095%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 91 (8.61%) Microsoft
1 91 (8.61%) Oracle
2 39 (3.69%) Informatica
3 35 (3.31%) Teradata
4 32 (3.03%) VMware
5 25 (2.37%) Charles River
6 24 (2.27%) Cisco
7 19 (1.80%) Bloomberg
7 19 (1.80%) Citrix
8 15 (1.42%) Hyperion
9 12 (1.14%) CA
9 12 (1.14%) CODA
9 12 (1.14%) IBM
10 10 (0.95%) CyberArk
11 9 (0.85%) EMC
11 9 (0.85%) Splunk
12 7 (0.66%) Ab Initio
12 7 (0.66%) Planview
12 7 (0.66%) SAP
13 6 (0.57%) Ivanti