Period
to 24 January 2019

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 24 January 2019 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
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 847 1,081 510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 32.64% 36.88% 28.54%
As % of the General category 64.51% 70.70% 70.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 683 353
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £313 £313 £295
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Scotland median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £44.27 £35.00 £41.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.49% -15.33% +126.49%
Scotland median hourly rate £21.25 £35.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year -39.29% -7.89% +24.59%

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 1,313 1,529 723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 50.60% 52.17% 40.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 813 430
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £306 £307 £288
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
Scotland median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 5
Edinburgh median hourly rate £42.50 £16.86 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +152.08% -44.72% +67.12%
10th Percentile £30.75 £11.20 £19.55
90th Percentile £44.27 £98.50 £52.17
Scotland median hourly rate £24.75 £28.40 £37.75
% change year-on-year -12.85% -24.77% +4.86%

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 24 January 2019.

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 24 January 2019, 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.

1 248 (29.28%) Agile Software Development
2 241 (28.45%) Banking
3 152 (17.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 112 (13.22%) SQL
5 93 (10.98%) Project Management
6 91 (10.74%) Migration
7 83 (9.80%) Java
8 73 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
9 70 (8.26%) Microsoft
9 70 (8.26%) Asset Management
9 70 (8.26%) DevOps
10 63 (7.44%) Linux
11 57 (6.73%) Microsoft Azure
12 56 (6.61%) JavaScript
12 56 (6.61%) Scrum
13 54 (6.38%) Oracle
14 50 (5.90%) Change Management
15 49 (5.79%) Unix
15 49 (5.79%) Business Analysis
15 49 (5.79%) Retail Banking
16 47 (5.55%) Windows
16 47 (5.55%) Analytical Skills
17 44 (5.19%) Jenkins
17 44 (5.19%) SQL Server
18 43 (5.08%) Ansible
19 42 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
19 42 (4.96%) Web Services
20 40 (4.72%) ITIL
20 40 (4.72%) Microsoft Excel
21 39 (4.60%) Active Directory

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 33 (3.90%) SAS
2 13 (1.53%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.30%) WebSphere
4 9 (1.06%) Confluence
5 7 (0.83%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.71%) FileNet
7 5 (0.59%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.47%) JBoss
8 4 (0.47%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.35%) Apache
9 3 (0.35%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.35%) IBM Domino
9 3 (0.35%) IIS
9 3 (0.35%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.24%) CICS
10 2 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.24%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.24%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 42 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (4.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (2.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (1.42%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.83%) InVision
7 4 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.24%) Simulink
9 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.12%) EViews
9 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.83%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 6 (0.71%) thinkFolio
3 5 (0.59%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.47%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.35%) Actimize
5 3 (0.35%) SessionCam
6 2 (0.24%) CODA-Financials
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.12%) MultiFonds
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft CRM
7 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.12%) Sonata
7 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 73 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (6.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (3.31%) Office 365
4 12 (1.42%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 12 (1.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 11 (1.30%) IaaS
5 11 (1.30%) PaaS
5 11 (1.30%) SaaS
6 10 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (1.06%) GitHub
8 6 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 6 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (0.71%) OpenShift
8 6 (0.71%) Serverless
9 5 (0.59%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.47%) Apigee
10 4 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.47%) Google Tag Manager
11 3 (0.35%) AdWords
11 3 (0.35%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.95%) Firewall
2 13 (1.53%) Network Security
3 8 (0.94%) LAN
4 6 (0.71%) NetScaler
5 5 (0.59%) DNS
5 5 (0.59%) Internet
5 5 (0.59%) SAN
5 5 (0.59%) Skype
5 5 (0.59%) WAN
6 4 (0.47%) BIG-IP
6 4 (0.47%) SSL
6 4 (0.47%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.47%) Wireless
7 3 (0.35%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (0.35%) DHCP
7 3 (0.35%) SNA
7 3 (0.35%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.24%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.24%) MPLS
8 2 (0.24%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.13%) Relational Database
3 15 (1.77%) MySQL
3 15 (1.77%) RDBMS
4 14 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (1.65%) Power BI
5 13 (1.53%) Big Data
6 11 (1.30%) Oracle Database
7 10 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (1.18%) Hadoop
7 10 (1.18%) NoSQL
8 9 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (1.06%) MongoDB
8 9 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.47%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.47%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.47%) OLAP
10 4 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 44 (5.19%) Jenkins
2 23 (2.72%) JIRA
3 21 (2.48%) Git (software)
4 18 (2.13%) Cucumber
5 16 (1.89%) Hudson
5 16 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
6 12 (1.42%) TeamCity
7 11 (1.30%) SoapUI
8 10 (1.18%) Maven
8 10 (1.18%) Visual Studio
9 8 (0.94%) Mockito
9 8 (0.94%) Selenium
9 8 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (0.71%) JUnit
11 5 (0.59%) Axure RP
11 5 (0.59%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 5 (0.59%) FishEye
11 5 (0.59%) JMeter
11 5 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 241 (28.45%) Banking
2 49 (5.79%) Retail Banking
3 22 (2.60%) Financial Institution
4 15 (1.77%) Investment Banking
4 15 (1.77%) Retail
5 14 (1.65%) Legal
6 13 (1.53%) Advertising
7 12 (1.42%) Marketing
8 10 (1.18%) Law
9 9 (1.06%) Back Office
10 8 (0.94%) Front Office
11 4 (0.47%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.47%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.24%) Avionics
12 2 (0.24%) Billing
13 1 (0.12%) Electronics
13 1 (0.12%) Games
13 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.12%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 198 (23.38%) Analyst
2 131 (15.47%) Developer
3 92 (10.86%) Project Manager
4 71 (8.38%) Business Analyst
5 63 (7.44%) Architect
6 40 (4.72%) Consultant
7 31 (3.66%) DevOps Engineer
8 30 (3.54%) Cloud Engineer
8 30 (3.54%) Java Developer
9 25 (2.95%) Solutions Architect
10 24 (2.83%) Administrator
11 20 (2.36%) Senior Analyst
12 19 (2.24%) Designer
13 18 (2.13%) AWS Engineer
13 18 (2.13%) Data Analyst
13 18 (2.13%) Technical Analyst
14 17 (2.01%) PMO Analyst
14 17 (2.01%) Scrum Master
15 16 (1.89%) Full Stack Developer
16 15 (1.77%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (4.96%) Web Services
2 35 (4.13%) HTML
3 32 (3.78%) React
4 30 (3.54%) .NET
5 26 (3.07%) AngularJS
6 25 (2.95%) CSS
6 25 (2.95%) Node.js
7 23 (2.72%) SOAP
8 22 (2.60%) HTML5
9 21 (2.48%) Spring
10 19 (2.24%) REST
10 19 (2.24%) RESTful
11 17 (2.01%) JSON
12 16 (1.89%) XML
13 14 (1.65%) CSS3
14 13 (1.53%) ASP.NET
15 11 (1.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 10 (1.18%) Java EE
16 10 (1.18%) jQuery
17 9 (1.06%) MEAN Stack
Miscellaneous
1 47 (5.55%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.07%) User Experience
3 25 (2.95%) Data Centre
4 17 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (1.30%) Fintech
6 9 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.06%) Management Information System
7 8 (0.94%) Credit Risk
7 8 (0.94%) Virtual Team
8 7 (0.83%) Cyberattack
8 7 (0.83%) Equities
8 7 (0.83%) Reference Data
9 6 (0.71%) Fixed Income
9 6 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (0.59%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.59%) CMDB
10 5 (0.59%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.59%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.47%) CESG
11 4 (0.47%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 63 (7.44%) Linux
2 49 (5.79%) Unix
3 47 (5.55%) Windows
4 20 (2.36%) Solaris
5 18 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (2.13%) Windows Server
6 14 (1.65%) Windows 10
7 13 (1.53%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.59%) Android
9 5 (0.59%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.47%) AIX
11 3 (0.35%) HPUX
11 3 (0.35%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.24%) CentOS
12 2 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.24%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.12%) Debian
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (29.28%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (17.95%) Stakeholder Management
3 93 (10.98%) Project Management
4 91 (10.74%) Migration
5 70 (8.26%) Asset Management
5 70 (8.26%) DevOps
6 56 (6.61%) Scrum
7 50 (5.90%) Change Management
8 49 (5.79%) Business Analysis
9 40 (4.72%) ITIL
10 37 (4.37%) Problem-Solving
11 36 (4.25%) Test Automation
12 34 (4.01%) Investment Management
12 34 (4.01%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 33 (3.90%) Waterfall
14 31 (3.66%) Continuous Integration
15 30 (3.54%) ETL
16 29 (3.42%) Business Intelligence
16 29 (3.42%) PRINCE2
17 27 (3.19%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (13.22%) SQL
2 83 (9.80%) Java
3 56 (6.61%) JavaScript
4 36 (4.25%) Python
5 33 (3.90%) C#
6 28 (3.31%) PowerShell
7 22 (2.60%) Java 8
8 20 (2.36%) VBA
9 11 (1.30%) Ruby
10 10 (1.18%) PL/SQL
11 7 (0.83%) VB
12 5 (0.59%) C
13 4 (0.47%) Groovy
13 4 (0.47%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.35%) C++
14 3 (0.35%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.35%) PHP
14 3 (0.35%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.35%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.24%) ES6
Qualifications
1 26 (3.07%) Degree
2 9 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (0.94%) CISSP
4 6 (0.71%) CCNP
4 6 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (0.59%) CISA
5 5 (0.59%) CISM
5 5 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.47%) CCNA
7 3 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.35%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.24%) APMP
8 2 (0.24%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.24%) CCIE
8 2 (0.24%) ISEB
8 2 (0.24%) MBA
9 1 (0.12%) CEH
9 1 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.12%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.42%) PMO
2 23 (2.72%) Data Quality
3 17 (2.01%) GDPR
4 14 (1.65%) QA
5 10 (1.18%) IFRS
6 8 (0.94%) PSD2
7 5 (0.59%) IFRS 9
7 5 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.59%) MiFID
8 4 (0.47%) COBIT
8 4 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.35%) FATCA
9 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.35%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.12%) Basel III
11 1 (0.12%) FINREP
11 1 (0.12%) FRS 29
System Software
1 39 (4.60%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.01%) Docker
3 11 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.83%) XenApp
4 7 (0.83%) XenDesktop
5 6 (0.71%) Firmware
6 3 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.35%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.35%) XenServer
7 2 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 43 (5.08%) Ansible
2 30 (3.54%) Puppet
3 15 (1.77%) SCCM
4 14 (1.65%) Kubernetes
5 9 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.94%) Oracle ZFS
7 7 (0.83%) Terraform
8 5 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.47%) Control-M
10 3 (0.35%) Kibana
10 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.35%) Nagios
10 3 (0.35%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.24%) Cacti
11 2 (0.24%) CASB
11 2 (0.24%) Mesos
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 1 (0.12%) Packer
12 1 (0.12%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 70 (8.26%) Microsoft
2 54 (6.38%) Oracle
3 22 (2.60%) VMware
4 21 (2.48%) IBM
5 19 (2.24%) Cisco
5 19 (2.24%) ServiceNow
6 17 (2.01%) Charles River
6 17 (2.01%) Citrix
7 16 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (1.53%) Informatica
9 11 (1.30%) Adobe
9 11 (1.30%) CheckPoint
10 10 (1.18%) Planview
11 8 (0.94%) Ab Initio
11 8 (0.94%) Google
11 8 (0.94%) Sun
12 7 (0.83%) EMC
12 7 (0.83%) F5
12 7 (0.83%) Splunk
12 7 (0.83%) Teradata