Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1,076 770 1,149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 35.85% 34.31% 40.67%
As % of the General category 70.79% 67.25% 67.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 647 531 706
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £408 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% -4.12% +8.97%
10th Percentile £313 £260 £305
90th Percentile £547 £575 £538
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +8.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £13.25 £11.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.45% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £26.93
% change year-on-year +3.45% -46.16% -11.70%

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 1,520 1,145 1,699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 50.65% 51.02% 60.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 678 882
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £311 £250 £292
90th Percentile £554 £567 £550
Scotland median daily rate £424 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.90% -53.23% +198.08%
10th Percentile £10.31 £9.83 £23.55
90th Percentile £48.00 £38.46 £40.45
Scotland median hourly rate £15.00 £32.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -53.13% +45.45% -26.67%

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 18 July 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 18 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 308 (28.62%) Agile Software Development
2 307 (28.53%) Banking
3 226 (21.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 155 (14.41%) SQL
5 104 (9.67%) Java
6 101 (9.39%) Oracle
7 97 (9.01%) Project Management
8 96 (8.92%) Migration
9 91 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
10 85 (7.90%) Microsoft
11 79 (7.34%) Asset Management
12 77 (7.16%) JavaScript
13 71 (6.60%) Scrum
13 71 (6.60%) Business Analysis
14 68 (6.32%) Problem-Solving
15 67 (6.23%) SQL Server
16 58 (5.39%) Windows
17 57 (5.30%) Retail Banking
18 53 (4.93%) .NET
19 51 (4.74%) SAS
19 51 (4.74%) Test Automation
20 48 (4.46%) HTML
21 47 (4.37%) C#
21 47 (4.37%) Active Directory
22 46 (4.28%) User Experience
23 45 (4.18%) Data Analysis
24 44 (4.09%) ETL
24 44 (4.09%) Continuous Improvement
25 43 (4.00%) Analytics
25 43 (4.00%) DevOps

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 51 (4.74%) SAS
2 26 (2.42%) WebSphere
3 19 (1.77%) SharePoint
4 15 (1.39%) Confluence
5 13 (1.21%) MS Exchange
6 12 (1.12%) Apache
6 12 (1.12%) JBoss
7 11 (1.02%) PowerExchange
8 9 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (0.74%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
10 6 (0.56%) CMS
11 4 (0.37%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.37%) IIS
11 4 (0.37%) nginx
12 3 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.28%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.19%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 41 (3.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
4 19 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.12%) MS Visio
6 11 (1.02%) InVision
7 7 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.65%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.37%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (1.77%) Markit EDM
2 14 (1.30%) thinkFolio
3 11 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.93%) HFM
5 7 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.37%) MultiFonds
7 4 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.28%) Sonata
9 2 (0.19%) Actimize
9 2 (0.19%) HiPortfolio
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.093%) CA PPM
10 1 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.093%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.093%) Primavera
10 1 (0.093%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.093%) SAP HCM
10 1 (0.093%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 40 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.39%) Office 365
3 15 (1.39%) PaaS
4 11 (1.02%) IaaS
5 10 (0.93%) npm
6 9 (0.84%) SaaS
7 6 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 5 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.37%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (0.28%) GitHub
11 2 (0.19%) Datadog
11 2 (0.19%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.19%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.19%) Serverless
11 2 (0.19%) Yarn
12 1 (0.093%) Amazon SageMaker
12 1 (0.093%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.49%) Network Security
2 8 (0.74%) Firewall
3 7 (0.65%) DHCP
4 6 (0.56%) Skype
5 4 (0.37%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.28%) NetScaler
6 3 (0.28%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.19%) BGP
7 2 (0.19%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.19%) DMZ
7 2 (0.19%) EIGRP
7 2 (0.19%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.19%) Internet
7 2 (0.19%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (0.19%) VoIP
7 2 (0.19%) VPN
8 1 (0.093%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.093%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.093%) MPLS
8 1 (0.093%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (6.23%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (2.60%) Hadoop
4 23 (2.14%) Oracle Database
5 20 (1.86%) Relational Database
6 14 (1.30%) PowerCenter
7 12 (1.12%) Data Lake
8 10 (0.93%) Big Data
8 10 (0.93%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 9 (0.84%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 9 (0.84%) RDBMS
10 8 (0.74%) Base SAS
10 8 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (0.74%) MySQL
10 8 (0.74%) Power BI
10 8 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.56%) DB2
11 6 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (4.00%) JIRA
2 34 (3.16%) Git (software)
3 25 (2.32%) Jenkins
4 22 (2.04%) Selenium
5 20 (1.86%) Cucumber
6 17 (1.58%) Maven
7 14 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (1.30%) TeamCity
8 11 (1.02%) Visual Studio
9 10 (0.93%) FitNesse
10 9 (0.84%) JUnit
10 9 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (0.74%) Axure RP
11 8 (0.74%) IBM UrbanCode
11 8 (0.74%) JMeter
12 7 (0.65%) ERwin
13 6 (0.56%) Artifactory
13 6 (0.56%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.56%) Mockito
14 5 (0.46%) Gradle
General
1 307 (28.53%) Banking
2 57 (5.30%) Retail Banking
3 32 (2.97%) Financial Institution
4 23 (2.14%) Legal
5 20 (1.86%) Front Office
6 14 (1.30%) Investment Banking
6 14 (1.30%) Marketing
7 11 (1.02%) Retail
8 9 (0.84%) Advertising
9 8 (0.74%) Back Office
10 7 (0.65%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.46%) General Ledger
11 5 (0.46%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.37%) Billing
12 4 (0.37%) Electronics
13 3 (0.28%) German Language
13 3 (0.28%) Law
14 1 (0.093%) French Language
14 1 (0.093%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.093%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 299 (27.79%) Analyst
2 177 (16.45%) Developer
3 139 (12.92%) Project Manager
4 138 (12.83%) Business Analyst
5 81 (7.53%) Architect
6 53 (4.93%) Solutions Architect
7 46 (4.28%) Java Developer
8 35 (3.25%) Designer
8 35 (3.25%) Scrum Master
9 34 (3.16%) Senior Developer
10 33 (3.07%) Data Analyst
11 28 (2.60%) Consultant
12 25 (2.32%) Systems Analyst
12 25 (2.32%) Test Analyst
13 23 (2.14%) IT Manager
14 22 (2.04%) .NET Developer
15 19 (1.77%) Financial Analyst
15 19 (1.77%) IT Project Manager
15 19 (1.77%) Service Analyst
15 19 (1.77%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (4.93%) .NET
2 48 (4.46%) HTML
3 41 (3.81%) CSS
4 37 (3.44%) Web Services
5 33 (3.07%) Spring
6 28 (2.60%) React
7 27 (2.51%) AngularJS
8 25 (2.32%) HTML5
9 21 (1.95%) ASP.NET
10 19 (1.77%) SOAP
10 19 (1.77%) XML
11 17 (1.58%) J2EE
12 16 (1.49%) Node.js
12 16 (1.49%) RESTful
13 14 (1.30%) jQuery
14 13 (1.21%) ASP.NET Web API
14 13 (1.21%) Hibernate
15 12 (1.12%) .NET Framework
15 12 (1.12%) JSON
15 12 (1.12%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 91 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (4.28%) User Experience
3 18 (1.67%) Mainframe
4 16 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (1.21%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (1.02%) Credit Risk
7 11 (1.02%) Equities
7 11 (1.02%) Fixed Income
7 11 (1.02%) PKI
8 10 (0.93%) Data Centre
8 10 (0.93%) Fintech
9 8 (0.74%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (0.65%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.56%) Clustering
11 6 (0.56%) iPad
12 5 (0.46%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.46%) Derivative
12 5 (0.46%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 58 (5.39%) Windows
2 39 (3.62%) Unix
3 27 (2.51%) Linux
4 18 (1.67%) Windows 10
5 17 (1.58%) Windows Server
6 16 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.02%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.65%) zOS
10 4 (0.37%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.28%) Android
11 3 (0.28%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.19%) AIX
12 2 (0.19%) Solaris
13 1 (0.093%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.093%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.093%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.093%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (28.62%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (21.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 97 (9.01%) Project Management
4 96 (8.92%) Migration
5 79 (7.34%) Asset Management
6 71 (6.60%) Business Analysis
6 71 (6.60%) Scrum
7 68 (6.32%) Problem-Solving
8 51 (4.74%) Test Automation
9 45 (4.18%) Data Analysis
10 44 (4.09%) Continuous Improvement
10 44 (4.09%) ETL
11 43 (4.00%) Analytics
11 43 (4.00%) DevOps
12 42 (3.90%) Change Management
13 40 (3.72%) ITIL
14 39 (3.62%) Business Intelligence
14 39 (3.62%) Waterfall
15 37 (3.44%) Risk Management
15 37 (3.44%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 155 (14.41%) SQL
2 104 (9.67%) Java
3 77 (7.16%) JavaScript
4 47 (4.37%) C#
5 26 (2.42%) Java 8
6 25 (2.32%) Python
7 20 (1.86%) PowerShell
8 15 (1.39%) PL/SQL
9 12 (1.12%) R
10 11 (1.02%) VBA
11 9 (0.84%) T-SQL
11 9 (0.84%) TypeScript
12 8 (0.74%) PHP
13 6 (0.56%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.46%) ES6
14 5 (0.46%) Scala
14 5 (0.46%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.37%) Groovy
15 4 (0.37%) Perl
15 4 (0.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (2.97%) Degree
2 12 (1.12%) ISTQB
3 8 (0.74%) CISSP
4 6 (0.56%) APMP
5 5 (0.46%) Sun Certification
6 4 (0.37%) ACCA
6 4 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.28%) CISA
7 3 (0.28%) ISEB
7 3 (0.28%) MBA
8 2 (0.19%) CCNA
8 2 (0.19%) CCNP
8 2 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.19%) SAS Certification
8 2 (0.19%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.19%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (0.19%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.35%) PMO
1 36 (3.35%) QA
2 22 (2.04%) Data Quality
2 22 (2.04%) GDPR
3 9 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.74%) MiFID
5 7 (0.65%) IFRS
5 7 (0.65%) PSD2
6 5 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.46%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.37%) Actionable Recommendations
7 4 (0.37%) FATCA
7 4 (0.37%) FINREP
8 3 (0.28%) Basel II
8 3 (0.28%) IFRS 9
8 3 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.19%) COBIT
9 2 (0.19%) COREP
10 1 (0.093%) Basel III
System Software
1 47 (4.37%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.84%) Docker
3 9 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (0.74%) XenApp
4 8 (0.74%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 3 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.19%) iptables
7 2 (0.19%) vSphere
8 1 (0.093%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.093%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.093%) NFS
8 1 (0.093%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.093%) RACF
8 1 (0.093%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.093%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (2.04%) Ansible
2 21 (1.95%) Puppet
3 15 (1.39%) SCCM
4 11 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.46%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.37%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.28%) CASB
8 3 (0.28%) WMI
9 2 (0.19%) Ambari
9 2 (0.19%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.19%) FlexNet
9 2 (0.19%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.19%) Nagios
10 1 (0.093%) Control-M
10 1 (0.093%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.093%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.093%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 101 (9.39%) Oracle
2 85 (7.90%) Microsoft
3 33 (3.07%) Teradata
4 30 (2.79%) Informatica
5 22 (2.04%) Charles River
6 20 (1.86%) IBM
7 18 (1.67%) VMware
8 15 (1.39%) Bloomberg
8 15 (1.39%) Citrix
9 14 (1.30%) Hyperion
10 13 (1.21%) CA
10 13 (1.21%) CODA
11 12 (1.12%) Cisco
12 10 (0.93%) Ab Initio
12 10 (0.93%) ServiceNow
12 10 (0.93%) Splunk
13 9 (0.84%) SAP
13 9 (0.84%) Sitecore
14 8 (0.74%) Red Hat
15 7 (0.65%) Adobe