Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1056 649 1384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 35.80% 30.60% 43.33%
As % of the General category 68.00% 68.24% 68.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 427 777
Edinburgh median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £288 £311 £273
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
Scotland median daily rate £405 £413 £390
% change year-on-year -1.82% +5.77% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £10.88 £30.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.34% +67.12% +65.91%
10th Percentile £9.64 £19.15 £14.88
90th Percentile £15.59 £49.79 £27.53
Scotland median hourly rate £23.15 £19.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year +18.72% -36.07% +35.56%

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 1553 951 2034
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 52.64% 44.84% 63.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 829 532 966
Edinburgh median daily rate £405 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £265 £288 £275
90th Percentile £538 £538 £538
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 12
Edinburgh median hourly rate £11.50 £27.75 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.56% +52.05% +65.91%
10th Percentile £9.85 £19.35 £12.35
90th Percentile £26.25 £48.59 £39.42
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 £29.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year +2.56% -4.10% +35.56%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Finance.

1 304 (28.79%) Banking
2 271 (25.66%) Agile Software Development
3 212 (20.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 147 (13.92%) SQL
5 94 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
6 93 (8.81%) Migration
7 91 (8.62%) Retail Banking
8 90 (8.52%) Business Analysis
9 87 (8.24%) Java
9 87 (8.24%) Oracle
9 87 (8.24%) Linux
10 86 (8.14%) Project Management
11 83 (7.86%) Asset Management
12 75 (7.10%) Scrum
13 65 (6.16%) Web Services
14 64 (6.06%) Microsoft
15 61 (5.78%) Windows
16 58 (5.49%) Spring
16 58 (5.49%) User Acceptance Testing
16 58 (5.49%) Continuous Integration
17 56 (5.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 56 (5.30%) SQL Server
18 52 (4.92%) Active Directory
18 52 (4.92%) Git (software)
19 50 (4.73%) Puppet
19 50 (4.73%) Degree
20 48 (4.55%) Configuration Management
20 48 (4.55%) Change Management
21 44 (4.17%) GDPR
22 41 (3.88%) SAS

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 41 (3.88%) SAS
2 27 (2.56%) CMS
3 19 (1.80%) SharePoint
4 16 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
5 15 (1.42%) MS Exchange
6 13 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 13 (1.23%) Skype for Business
7 11 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (0.66%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.57%) JBoss
10 5 (0.47%) Apache
10 5 (0.47%) Drupal
10 5 (0.47%) nginx
11 4 (0.38%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.28%) Confluence
12 3 (0.28%) FileNet
12 3 (0.28%) IIS
13 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
14 1 (0.095%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.095%) Jadu
Applications
1 24 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.85%) OmniGraffle
6 6 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.19%) InVision
7 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.095%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 32 (3.03%) Markit EDM
2 20 (1.89%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.57%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.28%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.19%) Loan IQ
5 2 (0.19%) MultiFonds
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.19%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.095%) HFM
6 1 (0.095%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.095%) Maximo
6 1 (0.095%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.095%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.095%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.095%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.095%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.095%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.095%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.37%) GitHub
1 25 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.04%) Office 365
4 9 (0.85%) Lucidchart
5 8 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.38%) Boomi
8 3 (0.28%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.28%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.28%) SaaS
9 2 (0.19%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.19%) Azure Machine Learning
9 2 (0.19%) PaaS
10 1 (0.095%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.095%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.095%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.61%) Firewall
2 16 (1.52%) SAN
3 13 (1.23%) Skype
4 9 (0.85%) Internet
5 8 (0.76%) LAN
6 7 (0.66%) WAN
6 7 (0.66%) Wireless
7 6 (0.57%) DNS
7 6 (0.57%) MPLS
7 6 (0.57%) NetScaler
8 5 (0.47%) DHCP
8 5 (0.47%) FTP
8 5 (0.47%) VPN
9 4 (0.38%) BGP
9 4 (0.38%) EIGRP
9 4 (0.38%) HSRP
9 4 (0.38%) IPsec
9 4 (0.38%) LDAP
9 4 (0.38%) OSPF
9 4 (0.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 36 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (1.42%) Big Data
3 15 (1.42%) Hadoop
3 15 (1.42%) Oracle Database
4 9 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
5 8 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (0.76%) Relational Database
6 7 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (0.57%) MySQL
7 6 (0.57%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 6 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.47%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.38%) BusinessObjects XI
9 4 (0.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.38%) PowerCenter
9 4 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 52 (4.92%) Git (software)
2 40 (3.79%) Jenkins
3 33 (3.13%) Cucumber
4 28 (2.65%) Mockito
5 25 (2.37%) GitLab
6 20 (1.89%) JIRA
7 13 (1.23%) Axure RP
8 10 (0.95%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 9 (0.85%) Maven
10 7 (0.66%) FitNesse
10 7 (0.66%) Selenium
10 7 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.57%) JUnit
11 6 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (0.57%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.47%) ERwin
13 4 (0.38%) Gradle
13 4 (0.38%) Visual Studio
14 3 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
15 2 (0.19%) Artifactory
General
1 304 (28.79%) Banking
2 91 (8.62%) Retail Banking
3 22 (2.08%) Legal
4 20 (1.89%) Law
5 14 (1.33%) Marketing
6 12 (1.14%) Financial Institution
6 12 (1.14%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.04%) Front Office
8 8 (0.76%) Corporate Banking
9 7 (0.66%) Billing
9 7 (0.66%) Electronics
9 7 (0.66%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.66%) Publishing
10 5 (0.47%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.47%) Retail
11 3 (0.28%) Back Office
11 3 (0.28%) French Language
11 3 (0.28%) German Language
11 3 (0.28%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 383 (36.27%) Analyst
2 171 (16.19%) Business Analyst
3 143 (13.54%) Developer
4 114 (10.80%) Project Manager
5 63 (5.97%) Consultant
6 56 (5.30%) Architect
7 48 (4.55%) Financial Analyst
8 41 (3.88%) Test Analyst
9 40 (3.79%) Senior Analyst
10 37 (3.50%) Data Analyst
10 37 (3.50%) Java Developer
11 34 (3.22%) Designer
12 31 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 31 (2.94%) Systems Analyst
13 30 (2.84%) Service Analyst
14 27 (2.56%) IT Manager
15 26 (2.46%) Solutions Architect
16 24 (2.27%) Digital Analyst
17 23 (2.18%) IT Analyst
18 20 (1.89%) Finance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (6.16%) Web Services
2 58 (5.49%) Spring
3 40 (3.79%) RESTful
4 35 (3.31%) JSON
5 33 (3.13%) .NET
6 31 (2.94%) HTML
7 30 (2.84%) XML
8 25 (2.37%) JMX
9 24 (2.27%) CSS
10 17 (1.61%) REST
11 13 (1.23%) HTML5
12 12 (1.14%) Middleware
13 9 (0.85%) AngularJS
13 9 (0.85%) ASP.NET
14 8 (0.76%) jQuery
15 6 (0.57%) .NET Framework
15 6 (0.57%) CSS3
15 6 (0.57%) Sass
15 6 (0.57%) WinForms
15 6 (0.57%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 94 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (3.22%) Computer Science
3 33 (3.13%) Credit Risk
4 29 (2.75%) User Experience
5 25 (2.37%) Virtual Team
6 23 (2.18%) Management Information System
7 18 (1.70%) Fixed Income
8 16 (1.52%) Data Centre
9 13 (1.23%) Mainframe
10 10 (0.95%) Equities
11 9 (0.85%) Mobile App
12 8 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (0.66%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.57%) Derivative
15 4 (0.38%) Clustering
15 4 (0.38%) iPad
15 4 (0.38%) Market Risk
15 4 (0.38%) Mobile Banking
15 4 (0.38%) PKI
15 4 (0.38%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 87 (8.24%) Linux
2 61 (5.78%) Windows
3 56 (5.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 34 (3.22%) Windows Server
5 32 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.42%) Unix
8 8 (0.76%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.47%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.38%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.28%) AIX
12 2 (0.19%) Android
12 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.19%) zOS
13 1 (0.095%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.095%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (25.66%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (20.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 93 (8.81%) Migration
4 90 (8.52%) Business Analysis
5 86 (8.14%) Project Management
6 83 (7.86%) Asset Management
7 75 (7.10%) Scrum
8 58 (5.49%) Continuous Integration
8 58 (5.49%) User Acceptance Testing
9 48 (4.55%) Change Management
9 48 (4.55%) Configuration Management
10 40 (3.79%) Data Analysis
11 37 (3.50%) Risk Management
12 36 (3.41%) Analytics
12 36 (3.41%) DevOps
12 36 (3.41%) Validation
13 35 (3.31%) ITIL
13 35 (3.31%) Software Engineering
14 34 (3.22%) ETL
14 34 (3.22%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 147 (13.92%) SQL
2 87 (8.24%) Java
3 36 (3.41%) PowerShell
4 32 (3.03%) C#
4 32 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 20 (1.89%) Ruby
6 15 (1.42%) PL/SQL
7 11 (1.04%) Python
7 11 (1.04%) VB
7 11 (1.04%) VBA
8 8 (0.76%) T-SQL
9 7 (0.66%) VBScript
10 5 (0.47%) C
10 5 (0.47%) JCL
10 5 (0.47%) PHP
11 3 (0.28%) MATLAB
11 3 (0.28%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.19%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.19%) Perl
12 2 (0.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 50 (4.73%) Degree
2 20 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (0.76%) ISEB
3 8 (0.76%) Security Cleared
4 7 (0.66%) ISTQB
5 6 (0.57%) CIMA
6 5 (0.47%) BC Cleared
6 5 (0.47%) CISSP
7 4 (0.38%) APMP
7 4 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.28%) ACCA
8 3 (0.28%) CCNP
8 3 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.19%) CCIE
9 2 (0.19%) CEH
9 2 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.19%) PhD
9 2 (0.19%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.17%) GDPR
2 26 (2.46%) PMO
3 20 (1.89%) QA
4 19 (1.80%) MiFID
5 14 (1.33%) PCI DSS
6 13 (1.23%) Data Quality
7 12 (1.14%) FATCA
8 8 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (0.66%) EMIR
10 5 (0.47%) SLA
10 5 (0.47%) Solvency II
11 4 (0.38%) COBIT
12 2 (0.19%) FINREP
12 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 1 (0.095%) AIFMD
13 1 (0.095%) COREP
13 1 (0.095%) CRD IV
13 1 (0.095%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 52 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.08%) vSphere
3 6 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.38%) Time Sharing Option
6 3 (0.28%) XenApp
6 3 (0.28%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.19%) Docker
7 2 (0.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.095%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.095%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.095%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.095%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.095%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 50 (4.73%) Puppet
2 32 (3.03%) Ansible
3 25 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.66%) SCOM
6 5 (0.47%) SCCM
7 3 (0.28%) Cacti
7 3 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.28%) Packer
7 3 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.28%) WSUS
8 2 (0.19%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.19%) WMI
9 1 (0.095%) Control-M
9 1 (0.095%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.095%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.095%) MAINVIEW
9 1 (0.095%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 87 (8.24%) Oracle
2 64 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 30 (2.84%) VMware
4 29 (2.75%) Teradata
5 23 (2.18%) SAP
6 19 (1.80%) Charles River
7 18 (1.70%) Sitecore
8 17 (1.61%) Cisco
9 15 (1.42%) Informatica
10 13 (1.23%) Citrix
11 12 (1.14%) Red Hat
12 10 (0.95%) CheckPoint
12 10 (0.95%) HP
12 10 (0.95%) ServiceNow
13 9 (0.85%) Cognos
14 8 (0.76%) F5
14 8 (0.76%) Google
14 8 (0.76%) Twitter
15 7 (0.66%) CyberArk
15 7 (0.66%) IBM