Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 966 959 899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 33.12% 35.96% 37.36%
As % of the General category 66.80% 67.92% 68.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 634 574
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £305
90th Percentile £538 £575 £525
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.00 £10.88 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.32% -64.34% +190.48%
10th Percentile £12.80 £9.64 £20.75
90th Percentile £44.27 £15.59 £40.25
Scotland median hourly rate £26.50 £14.25 £11.30
% change year-on-year +85.96% +26.11% -62.95%

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 1,446 1,412 1,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 49.57% 52.94% 54.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 779 714
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +11.84%
10th Percentile £300 £267 £288
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.00 £11.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.83% -62.30% +110.20%
10th Percentile £10.88 £9.85 £21.60
90th Percentile £44.27 £26.25 £42.05
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £28.80 £20.75
% change year-on-year -34.03% +38.80% -30.83%

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 September 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 23 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 278 (28.78%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (28.67%) Banking
3 190 (19.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 141 (14.60%) SQL
5 106 (10.97%) Java
6 102 (10.56%) Project Management
7 92 (9.52%) JavaScript
8 81 (8.39%) Microsoft
9 78 (8.07%) Migration
10 71 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
11 67 (6.94%) SQL Server
12 63 (6.52%) Scrum
12 63 (6.52%) Business Analysis
13 61 (6.31%) SAS
14 60 (6.21%) Oracle
14 60 (6.21%) Windows
15 59 (6.11%) Asset Management
16 56 (5.80%) Problem-Solving
17 55 (5.69%) HTML
18 48 (4.97%) C#
18 48 (4.97%) .NET
19 46 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
20 44 (4.55%) CSS
20 44 (4.55%) Active Directory
20 44 (4.55%) DevOps
20 44 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
21 43 (4.45%) Analytics
21 43 (4.45%) Retail Banking
22 42 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
23 39 (4.04%) JIRA

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 61 (6.31%) SAS
2 21 (2.17%) WebSphere
3 16 (1.66%) Confluence
4 15 (1.55%) JBoss
4 15 (1.55%) SharePoint
5 14 (1.45%) Apache
6 8 (0.83%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.62%) CMS
8 5 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (0.52%) IIS
9 4 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.41%) nginx
9 4 (0.41%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.31%) CICS
10 3 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.31%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.31%) WebSphere Portal
11 2 (0.21%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 46 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (3.73%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (2.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (1.97%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (1.45%) MS Visio
6 11 (1.14%) InVision
7 4 (0.41%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.31%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.21%) Simulink
10 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.10%) EViews
10 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.14%) Markit EDM
2 10 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.72%) thinkFolio
4 6 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.41%) MultiFonds
6 4 (0.41%) Sonata
6 4 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.41%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.31%) Actimize
7 3 (0.31%) SessionCam
8 2 (0.21%) CODA-Financials
8 2 (0.21%) HiPortfolio
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.10%) HFM
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.10%) Primavera
9 1 (0.10%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.10%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 42 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.07%) Office 365
4 12 (1.24%) PaaS
5 11 (1.14%) npm
6 9 (0.93%) SaaS
7 8 (0.83%) IaaS
8 7 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 7 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.52%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.41%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.41%) Google Tag Manager
10 4 (0.41%) Serverless
11 3 (0.31%) AdWords
11 3 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.31%) Datadog
11 3 (0.31%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.31%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.55%) Network Security
2 11 (1.14%) Firewall
3 6 (0.62%) DHCP
4 4 (0.41%) SAN
5 3 (0.31%) Skype
5 3 (0.31%) SMS
5 3 (0.31%) SNA
5 3 (0.31%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.31%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.21%) DNS
6 2 (0.21%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.21%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.10%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.10%) Connectrix
7 1 (0.10%) DMZ
7 1 (0.10%) FTP
7 1 (0.10%) Internet
7 1 (0.10%) SSL
7 1 (0.10%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.07%) Relational Database
3 16 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (1.45%) Hadoop
5 13 (1.35%) RDBMS
6 11 (1.14%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 10 (1.04%) Base SAS
7 10 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (0.93%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.83%) MySQL
10 7 (0.72%) DB2
10 7 (0.72%) Power BI
11 6 (0.62%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.52%) Big Data
12 5 (0.52%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.52%) SAS Visual Analytics
13 4 (0.41%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 39 (4.04%) JIRA
2 30 (3.11%) Git (software)
3 26 (2.69%) Jenkins
4 20 (2.07%) Maven
5 19 (1.97%) TeamCity
6 15 (1.55%) Selenium
6 15 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (1.45%) Cucumber
8 11 (1.14%) JMeter
8 11 (1.14%) JUnit
8 11 (1.14%) Visual Studio
9 10 (1.04%) FitNesse
9 10 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
10 9 (0.93%) Axure RP
10 9 (0.93%) IBM UrbanCode
11 8 (0.83%) SoapUI
12 7 (0.72%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.62%) Artifactory
13 6 (0.62%) Gradle
13 6 (0.62%) LoadRunner
General
1 277 (28.67%) Banking
2 43 (4.45%) Retail Banking
3 34 (3.52%) Financial Institution
4 18 (1.86%) Legal
5 15 (1.55%) Investment Banking
6 14 (1.45%) Front Office
7 13 (1.35%) Marketing
8 12 (1.24%) Advertising
8 12 (1.24%) Retail
9 8 (0.83%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.41%) Back Office
10 4 (0.41%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.31%) Billing
12 2 (0.21%) Avionics
12 2 (0.21%) Electronics
12 2 (0.21%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.10%) Law
13 1 (0.10%) Military
Job Titles
1 250 (25.88%) Analyst
2 164 (16.98%) Developer
3 130 (13.46%) Project Manager
4 102 (10.56%) Business Analyst
5 74 (7.66%) Architect
6 50 (5.18%) Java Developer
7 44 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
8 37 (3.83%) Data Analyst
9 31 (3.21%) Scrum Master
10 28 (2.90%) Senior Developer
11 26 (2.69%) Consultant
11 26 (2.69%) Designer
12 21 (2.17%) .NET Developer
13 20 (2.07%) Test Analyst
13 20 (2.07%) UX Designer
14 19 (1.97%) Full Stack Developer
14 19 (1.97%) Senior Analyst
15 18 (1.86%) DevOps Engineer
15 18 (1.86%) IT Manager
16 17 (1.76%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (5.69%) HTML
2 48 (4.97%) .NET
3 44 (4.55%) CSS
4 37 (3.83%) Web Services
5 35 (3.62%) React
6 29 (3.00%) Spring
7 27 (2.80%) HTML5
8 26 (2.69%) AngularJS
9 22 (2.28%) XML
10 21 (2.17%) SOAP
11 19 (1.97%) Node.js
12 18 (1.86%) ASP.NET
13 16 (1.66%) jQuery
14 15 (1.55%) J2EE
15 14 (1.45%) Hibernate
16 13 (1.35%) JSON
17 12 (1.24%) Java EE
18 11 (1.14%) CSS3
18 11 (1.14%) LDAP
18 11 (1.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 71 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (4.04%) User Experience
3 15 (1.55%) Data Centre
4 11 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (1.14%) Management Information System
5 10 (1.04%) Equities
5 10 (1.04%) PKI
6 9 (0.93%) Mainframe
6 9 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (0.83%) Credit Risk
7 8 (0.83%) Fintech
8 7 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (0.72%) Fixed Income
8 7 (0.72%) Reference Data
9 6 (0.62%) Derivative
10 5 (0.52%) Cyberattack
10 5 (0.52%) iPad
10 5 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.41%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.41%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 60 (6.21%) Windows
2 29 (3.00%) Linux
3 24 (2.48%) Unix
4 21 (2.17%) Windows 10
5 17 (1.76%) Windows Server
6 16 (1.66%) Windows 7
7 11 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.62%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.52%) Android
11 4 (0.41%) Solaris
11 4 (0.41%) zOS
12 3 (0.31%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.21%) AIX
13 2 (0.21%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.21%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.10%) HPUX
14 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (28.78%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (19.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 102 (10.56%) Project Management
4 78 (8.07%) Migration
5 63 (6.52%) Business Analysis
5 63 (6.52%) Scrum
6 59 (6.11%) Asset Management
7 56 (5.80%) Problem-Solving
8 44 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
8 44 (4.55%) DevOps
9 43 (4.45%) Analytics
10 36 (3.73%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (3.73%) Risk Management
11 35 (3.62%) Change Management
11 35 (3.62%) ITIL
12 34 (3.52%) Data Analysis
13 33 (3.42%) Kanban
13 33 (3.42%) Test Automation
13 33 (3.42%) Waterfall
14 29 (3.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 141 (14.60%) SQL
2 106 (10.97%) Java
3 92 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 48 (4.97%) C#
5 25 (2.59%) Python
6 20 (2.07%) Java 8
6 20 (2.07%) PowerShell
7 16 (1.66%) VBA
8 12 (1.24%) PL/SQL
9 10 (1.04%) PHP
10 9 (0.93%) R
10 9 (0.93%) TypeScript
11 8 (0.83%) Groovy
12 6 (0.62%) ES6
12 6 (0.62%) Ruby
12 6 (0.62%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.62%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.52%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.41%) Perl
14 4 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (2.48%) Degree
2 8 (0.83%) CISSP
2 8 (0.83%) ISTQB
3 5 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (0.41%) ISEB
5 3 (0.31%) APMP
5 3 (0.31%) CCNA
5 3 (0.31%) CCNP
5 3 (0.31%) CISA
5 3 (0.31%) CISM
6 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.21%) SANS
6 2 (0.21%) SAS Certification
6 2 (0.21%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (0.21%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.10%) MCP
7 1 (0.10%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.10%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.11%) PMO
2 22 (2.28%) QA
3 21 (2.17%) GDPR
4 20 (2.07%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.83%) IFRS
5 8 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.62%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.52%) COBIT
8 5 (0.52%) IFRS 9
9 4 (0.41%) MiFID
9 4 (0.41%) PSD2
9 4 (0.41%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.31%) FATCA
11 2 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.21%) COREP
12 1 (0.10%) Basel III
12 1 (0.10%) FINREP
12 1 (0.10%) FRS 29
System Software
1 44 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.04%) Docker
4 7 (0.72%) XenApp
5 6 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (0.62%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.41%) Firmware
7 3 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.21%) iptables
8 2 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.21%) vSphere
9 1 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.10%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.10%) RACF
9 1 (0.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.10%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 22 (2.28%) Ansible
2 17 (1.76%) SCCM
3 14 (1.45%) Puppet
4 8 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.72%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.52%) CASB
6 5 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.41%) Control-M
7 4 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.31%) Nagios
9 2 (0.21%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.21%) FlexNet
9 2 (0.21%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.10%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.10%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.10%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.10%) WMI
Vendors
1 81 (8.39%) Microsoft
2 60 (6.21%) Oracle
3 25 (2.59%) VMware
4 18 (1.86%) IBM
5 16 (1.66%) Citrix
6 15 (1.55%) Teradata
7 12 (1.24%) Adobe
7 12 (1.24%) Charles River
8 11 (1.14%) Planview
9 10 (1.04%) Cisco
9 10 (1.04%) ServiceNow
10 9 (0.93%) Tableau
11 8 (0.83%) CA
12 7 (0.72%) AppDynamics
12 7 (0.72%) Informatica
12 7 (0.72%) Red Hat
12 7 (0.72%) Splunk
13 6 (0.62%) Ab Initio
13 6 (0.62%) CheckPoint
13 6 (0.62%) Talend