Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 955 1,033 677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 32.73% 36.07% 31.17%
As % of the General category 65.05% 67.69% 67.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 662 436
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £401 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.92% -5.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £309 £288 £309
90th Percentile £550 £538 £531
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £405
% change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £28.89 £10.88 £41.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +165.61% -73.69% +166.59%
10th Percentile £12.73 £9.64 £23.89
90th Percentile £44.27 £15.59 £50.98
Scotland median hourly rate £37.29 £23.15 £23.75
% change year-on-year +61.06% -2.53% -19.72%

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 1,468 1,526 1,006
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 50.31% 53.28% 46.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 811 551
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £292 £263 £288
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
Scotland median daily rate £424 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £39.00 £11.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +239.13% -62.30% +87.69%
10th Percentile £12.43 £9.85 £21.60
90th Percentile £44.42 £26.25 £49.79
Scotland median hourly rate £30.50 £28.80 £30.50
% change year-on-year +5.90% -5.57% -

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 12 November 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 12 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 276 (28.90%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (27.23%) Banking
3 171 (17.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 139 (14.55%) SQL
5 115 (12.04%) Java
6 100 (10.47%) Project Management
7 98 (10.26%) Migration
8 82 (8.59%) Microsoft
9 77 (8.06%) JavaScript
10 73 (7.64%) Amazon AWS
11 68 (7.12%) DevOps
12 67 (7.02%) Oracle
13 65 (6.81%) SQL Server
13 65 (6.81%) Asset Management
14 59 (6.18%) Windows
15 56 (5.86%) Linux
15 56 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
16 54 (5.65%) Business Analysis
17 53 (5.55%) Scrum
18 52 (5.45%) HTML
19 51 (5.34%) Microsoft Azure
20 49 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
21 47 (4.92%) Active Directory
22 46 (4.82%) SAS
22 46 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
23 45 (4.71%) Unix
24 44 (4.61%) Web Services
24 44 (4.61%) Change Management
24 44 (4.61%) Jenkins
25 43 (4.50%) Analytics

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 46 (4.82%) SAS
2 16 (1.68%) WebSphere
3 15 (1.57%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.36%) Confluence
5 12 (1.26%) JBoss
6 11 (1.15%) Apache
7 9 (0.94%) MS Exchange
8 6 (0.63%) CMS
9 5 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.52%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.42%) IIS
10 4 (0.42%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.31%) CICS
11 3 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.31%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.31%) nginx
11 3 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.21%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 49 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (1.47%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.84%) InVision
6 3 (0.31%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.21%) Simulink
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.10%) EViews
8 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.94%) Markit EDM
2 8 (0.84%) thinkFolio
3 6 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.42%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.31%) SessionCam
5 3 (0.31%) Sonata
5 3 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.21%) Actimize
6 2 (0.21%) CODA-Financials
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.10%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.10%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 73 (7.64%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (5.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.41%) Office 365
4 13 (1.36%) PaaS
5 12 (1.26%) SaaS
6 9 (0.94%) IaaS
7 8 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (0.73%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 7 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.73%) OpenShift
9 6 (0.63%) GitHub
9 6 (0.63%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.63%) npm
10 5 (0.52%) Datadog
10 5 (0.52%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 5 (0.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 5 (0.52%) Serverless
11 4 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.42%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.78%) Firewall
2 13 (1.36%) Network Security
3 6 (0.63%) LAN
4 5 (0.52%) NetScaler
4 5 (0.52%) SAN
5 4 (0.42%) DHCP
5 4 (0.42%) Internet
5 4 (0.42%) Skype
6 3 (0.31%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (0.31%) DNS
6 3 (0.31%) SNA
6 3 (0.31%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.31%) WAN
6 3 (0.31%) Wireless
7 2 (0.21%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.21%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (0.21%) SMS
7 2 (0.21%) SSL
7 2 (0.21%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.10%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (6.81%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.30%) Relational Database
3 17 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (1.68%) RDBMS
5 15 (1.57%) Oracle Database
6 14 (1.47%) MySQL
7 10 (1.05%) Base SAS
7 10 (1.05%) Hadoop
8 9 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (0.94%) NoSQL
8 9 (0.94%) Power BI
9 8 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (0.84%) MongoDB
9 8 (0.84%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 7 (0.73%) Big Data
10 7 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.63%) DB2
12 5 (0.52%) SAS Visual Analytics
13 4 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 44 (4.61%) Jenkins
2 29 (3.04%) JIRA
3 27 (2.83%) Git (software)
4 19 (1.99%) Maven
4 19 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (1.88%) TeamCity
6 16 (1.68%) Cucumber
6 16 (1.68%) Visual Studio
7 10 (1.05%) Hudson
7 10 (1.05%) JUnit
7 10 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (0.94%) Selenium
8 9 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (0.84%) Bitbucket
9 8 (0.84%) SoapUI
10 7 (0.73%) Axure RP
11 6 (0.63%) Artifactory
11 6 (0.63%) IBM UrbanCode
11 6 (0.63%) JMeter
11 6 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 260 (27.23%) Banking
2 43 (4.50%) Retail Banking
3 20 (2.09%) Legal
4 17 (1.78%) Financial Institution
4 17 (1.78%) Investment Banking
4 17 (1.78%) Retail
5 16 (1.68%) Front Office
6 14 (1.47%) Advertising
7 13 (1.36%) Marketing
8 8 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.73%) Back Office
10 4 (0.42%) Law
10 4 (0.42%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.21%) Avionics
11 2 (0.21%) Billing
11 2 (0.21%) Electronics
12 1 (0.10%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.10%) Military
12 1 (0.10%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 239 (25.03%) Analyst
2 156 (16.34%) Developer
3 120 (12.57%) Project Manager
4 88 (9.21%) Business Analyst
5 79 (8.27%) Architect
6 49 (5.13%) Java Developer
7 41 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
8 38 (3.98%) Consultant
9 32 (3.35%) Data Analyst
10 30 (3.14%) DevOps Engineer
11 25 (2.62%) Cloud Engineer
12 23 (2.41%) Designer
12 23 (2.41%) Senior Developer
13 22 (2.30%) Full Stack Developer
14 17 (1.78%) Software Analyst
14 17 (1.78%) UX Designer
15 16 (1.68%) Asset Management Analyst
15 16 (1.68%) Scrum Master
16 15 (1.57%) IT Analyst
16 15 (1.57%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (5.45%) HTML
2 44 (4.61%) Web Services
3 42 (4.40%) React
4 40 (4.19%) .NET
5 37 (3.87%) CSS
6 31 (3.25%) Spring
7 29 (3.04%) HTML5
8 26 (2.72%) Node.js
9 24 (2.51%) AngularJS
10 19 (1.99%) SOAP
11 17 (1.78%) REST
12 16 (1.68%) ASP.NET
12 16 (1.68%) XML
13 14 (1.47%) JSON
14 13 (1.36%) RESTful
15 12 (1.26%) CSS3
15 12 (1.26%) Hibernate
15 12 (1.26%) Java EE
15 12 (1.26%) jQuery
15 12 (1.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 56 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (3.46%) User Experience
3 29 (3.04%) Data Centre
4 14 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (1.15%) Management Information System
6 9 (0.94%) Equities
7 8 (0.84%) Credit Risk
7 8 (0.84%) Fintech
7 8 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (0.73%) Cyberattack
8 7 (0.73%) Virtual Team
9 6 (0.63%) Derivative
9 6 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.63%) Fixed Income
9 6 (0.63%) Reference Data
10 5 (0.52%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.52%) CMDB
10 5 (0.52%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.52%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.42%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 59 (6.18%) Windows
2 56 (5.86%) Linux
3 45 (4.71%) Unix
4 19 (1.99%) Windows 7
5 18 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (1.88%) Solaris
5 18 (1.88%) Windows Server
6 17 (1.78%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.52%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.52%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.42%) Android
10 3 (0.31%) AIX
11 2 (0.21%) CentOS
11 2 (0.21%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.21%) HPUX
11 2 (0.21%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.21%) zOS
12 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (28.90%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (17.91%) Stakeholder Management
3 100 (10.47%) Project Management
4 98 (10.26%) Migration
5 68 (7.12%) DevOps
6 65 (6.81%) Asset Management
7 54 (5.65%) Business Analysis
8 53 (5.55%) Scrum
9 44 (4.61%) Change Management
10 43 (4.50%) Analytics
11 42 (4.40%) Continuous Integration
11 42 (4.40%) Problem-Solving
12 38 (3.98%) Waterfall
13 37 (3.87%) ITIL
14 36 (3.77%) Test Automation
15 33 (3.46%) TDD
16 32 (3.35%) Investment Management
16 32 (3.35%) Risk Management
17 31 (3.25%) Data Analysis
17 31 (3.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 139 (14.55%) SQL
2 115 (12.04%) Java
3 77 (8.06%) JavaScript
4 41 (4.29%) C#
5 39 (4.08%) Python
6 27 (2.83%) Java 8
7 25 (2.62%) PowerShell
8 18 (1.88%) VBA
9 12 (1.26%) PL/SQL
10 10 (1.05%) Ruby
11 8 (0.84%) R
12 7 (0.73%) Groovy
13 5 (0.52%) PHP
13 5 (0.52%) TypeScript
13 5 (0.52%) VB
14 4 (0.42%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.42%) ES6
15 3 (0.31%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.31%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (2.41%) Degree
2 8 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (0.73%) CISSP
3 7 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 6 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (0.63%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.52%) CCNP
6 4 (0.42%) CISA
6 4 (0.42%) CISM
6 4 (0.42%) ISEB
7 3 (0.31%) APMP
7 3 (0.31%) CCNA
8 2 (0.21%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.21%) MBA
8 2 (0.21%) PhD
8 2 (0.21%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.10%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.10%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.10%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.14%) PMO
2 23 (2.41%) Data Quality
3 19 (1.99%) GDPR
4 14 (1.47%) QA
5 9 (0.94%) IFRS
6 8 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.84%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.63%) MiFID
8 5 (0.52%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.42%) FATCA
9 4 (0.42%) IFRS 9
9 4 (0.42%) PSD2
10 3 (0.31%) COBIT
10 3 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.21%) COREP
11 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.10%) FINREP
12 1 (0.10%) FRS 29
System Software
1 47 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.88%) Docker
3 15 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.42%) Firmware
4 4 (0.42%) XenApp
4 4 (0.42%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.31%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.21%) iptables
6 2 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.10%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.10%) NFS
7 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 41 (4.29%) Ansible
2 30 (3.14%) Puppet
3 14 (1.47%) Kubernetes
3 14 (1.47%) SCCM
4 11 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.73%) Terraform
6 5 (0.52%) Nagios
6 5 (0.52%) Oracle ZFS
7 4 (0.42%) CASB
7 4 (0.42%) Control-M
8 3 (0.31%) Kibana
8 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.21%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.21%) Cacti
9 2 (0.21%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.21%) Mesos
9 2 (0.21%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 82 (8.59%) Microsoft
2 67 (7.02%) Oracle
3 28 (2.93%) VMware
4 19 (1.99%) Citrix
4 19 (1.99%) IBM
5 18 (1.88%) ServiceNow
6 16 (1.68%) Charles River
7 14 (1.47%) Cisco
8 13 (1.36%) Informatica
8 13 (1.36%) Planview
8 13 (1.36%) Teradata
9 12 (1.26%) Adobe
10 11 (1.15%) CA
10 11 (1.15%) Tableau
11 9 (0.94%) Google
11 9 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (0.94%) Splunk
11 9 (0.94%) Vermilion
12 8 (0.84%) AppDynamics
12 8 (0.84%) CheckPoint