Period
to 25 September 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 25 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
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 5 7
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 288 350 395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 11.47% 16.19% 13.99%
As % of the General category 51.06% 61.40% 48.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 265 265
Leeds median daily rate £413 £403 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.48% -1.83% +2.50%
10th Percentile £307 £278 £302
90th Percentile £538 £614 £563
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Leeds median hourly rate £16.00 - £13.60
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.20 £11.80
% change year-on-year +12.68% +20.36% -43.82%

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 Leeds with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 564 570 807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 22.47% 26.36% 28.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 371 566
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £286
90th Percentile £550 £563 £563
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 11
Leeds median hourly rate £18.99 £20.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +39.66% -30.95%
10th Percentile £11.10 £12.30 £11.72
90th Percentile £32.40 £38.30 £31.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.99 £20.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.08% +37.93% -37.67%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Leeds

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in Leeds

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Leeds over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in Leeds

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Finance.

1 113 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (18.40%) Stakeholder Management
3 42 (14.58%) Banking
4 35 (12.15%) Project Management
5 34 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (11.11%) C#
7 31 (10.76%) Java
8 28 (9.72%) SDLC
9 26 (9.03%) SQL
10 24 (8.33%) Retail
10 24 (8.33%) Degree
11 23 (7.99%) JavaScript
11 23 (7.99%) DevOps
12 22 (7.64%) Scrum
12 22 (7.64%) Business Analysis
13 21 (7.29%) ITIL
13 21 (7.29%) Problem-Solving
14 19 (6.60%) Change Control
14 19 (6.60%) PRINCE2
14 19 (6.60%) Migration
14 19 (6.60%) Test Automation
15 17 (5.90%) BDD
15 17 (5.90%) Windows
15 17 (5.90%) Microsoft Excel
15 17 (5.90%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
15 17 (5.90%) PMO
16 16 (5.56%) Change Management
17 15 (5.21%) Service Management
17 15 (5.21%) JIRA
18 13 (4.51%) Computer Science

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 7 (2.43%) SAS
2 6 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (1.04%) CMS
3 3 (1.04%) Confluence
4 2 (0.69%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (5.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (2.08%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Exstream
2 1 (0.35%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.35%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.35%) Infor CloudSuite
2 1 (0.35%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (0.35%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.35%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.35%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.39%) IaaS
3 4 (1.39%) iPaaS
3 4 (1.39%) npm
3 4 (1.39%) PaaS
4 2 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.69%) SaaS
4 2 (0.69%) Serverless
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.35%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (0.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 1 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.13%) DNS
2 6 (2.08%) BGP
2 6 (2.08%) Firewall
2 6 (2.08%) OSPF
2 6 (2.08%) SMS
3 5 (1.74%) LAN
3 5 (1.74%) MPLS
3 5 (1.74%) WAN
4 2 (0.69%) FIX Connectivity
4 2 (0.69%) FTP
4 2 (0.69%) HTTP
4 2 (0.69%) Internet
4 2 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.69%) Network Security
4 2 (0.69%) SSL
5 1 (0.35%) IPv6
5 1 (0.35%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.35%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.35%) SSH
5 1 (0.35%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.47%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.74%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.39%) Big Data
4 4 (1.39%) DB2
5 3 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (1.04%) MySQL
5 3 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.69%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.69%) HBase
6 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.69%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.35%) Power BI
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (5.21%) JIRA
2 12 (4.17%) SpecFlow
3 10 (3.47%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 9 (3.13%) Selenium
5 8 (2.78%) Maven
6 6 (2.08%) IntelliJ
7 4 (1.39%) Babel
7 4 (1.39%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.39%) webpack
8 3 (1.04%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.04%) JUnit
8 3 (1.04%) LoadRunner
8 3 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.04%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.69%) JMeter
9 2 (0.69%) TestComplete
9 2 (0.69%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 42 (14.58%) Banking
2 24 (8.33%) Retail
3 10 (3.47%) Retail Banking
4 6 (2.08%) Legal
5 5 (1.74%) Marketing
5 5 (1.74%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.04%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.04%) General Ledger
6 3 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.35%) Advertising
7 1 (0.35%) German Language
7 1 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 67 (23.26%) Analyst
2 44 (15.28%) Project Manager
3 40 (13.89%) Developer
4 24 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 18 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
6 15 (5.21%) Service Analyst
7 13 (4.51%) IT Manager
8 12 (4.17%) Consultant
9 11 (3.82%) Architect
9 11 (3.82%) Finance Business Analyst
9 11 (3.82%) Financial Services Project Manager
9 11 (3.82%) IT Project Manager
9 11 (3.82%) Test Analyst
10 10 (3.47%) Agile Business Analyst
10 10 (3.47%) Data Analyst
10 10 (3.47%) Financial Business Analyst
10 10 (3.47%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 10 (3.47%) Operations Analyst
11 9 (3.13%) PMO Analyst
11 9 (3.13%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.51%) .NET
2 10 (3.47%) REST
2 10 (3.47%) Web Services
3 8 (2.78%) AngularJS
4 7 (2.43%) HTML
4 7 (2.43%) JSON
4 7 (2.43%) Node.js
5 6 (2.08%) RESTful
5 6 (2.08%) XML
6 5 (1.74%) CSS
6 5 (1.74%) React
7 4 (1.39%) DOM
7 4 (1.39%) HTML5
7 4 (1.39%) Jest
7 4 (1.39%) Kafka
7 4 (1.39%) Redux
7 4 (1.39%) SOAP
7 4 (1.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (1.04%) Struts
8 3 (1.04%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.51%) Computer Science
2 13 (4.51%) User Experience
3 11 (3.82%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.08%) NHS
5 6 (2.08%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.74%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.04%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.04%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.69%) Clustering
8 2 (0.69%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.69%) Equities
8 2 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.69%) Market Risk
8 2 (0.69%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.69%) Tandem
9 1 (0.35%) Blog
9 1 (0.35%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.90%) Windows
2 13 (4.51%) Linux
3 10 (3.47%) Unix
4 9 (3.13%) Android
4 9 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.08%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.69%) AIX
7 2 (0.69%) VMS
7 2 (0.69%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.69%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.35%) CentOS
8 1 (0.35%) SUSE
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (18.40%) Stakeholder Management
3 35 (12.15%) Project Management
4 28 (9.72%) SDLC
5 23 (7.99%) DevOps
6 22 (7.64%) Business Analysis
6 22 (7.64%) Scrum
7 21 (7.29%) ITIL
7 21 (7.29%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (6.60%) Change Control
8 19 (6.60%) Migration
8 19 (6.60%) PRINCE2
8 19 (6.60%) Test Automation
9 17 (5.90%) BDD
9 17 (5.90%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
10 16 (5.56%) Change Management
11 15 (5.21%) Service Management
12 13 (4.51%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (4.51%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (4.51%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 32 (11.11%) C#
2 31 (10.76%) Java
3 26 (9.03%) SQL
4 23 (7.99%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.08%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.74%) Python
7 4 (1.39%) JCL
7 4 (1.39%) Perl
7 4 (1.39%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.39%) VBA
8 3 (1.04%) Apex Code
8 3 (1.04%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.04%) Ruby
8 3 (1.04%) Scala
8 3 (1.04%) SOQL
9 2 (0.69%) Groovy
10 1 (0.35%) ABAP
10 1 (0.35%) C++
10 1 (0.35%) VB
10 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (8.33%) Degree
2 12 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.74%) CCNP
4 5 (1.74%) IIBA
4 5 (1.74%) ISEB
4 5 (1.74%) PMI Certification
4 5 (1.74%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.39%) CCIE
5 4 (1.39%) PMP
6 3 (1.04%) CCAB
6 3 (1.04%) CCNA
6 3 (1.04%) CIMA
6 3 (1.04%) CISSP
6 3 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.04%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.69%) GCED
7 2 (0.69%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.69%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.90%) PMO
2 10 (3.47%) QA
3 7 (2.43%) GDPR
4 5 (1.74%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.35%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.35%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.43%) Docker
3 2 (0.69%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.35%) KVM
4 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.04%) Control-M
1 3 (1.04%) Nessus
2 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (0.69%) Puppet
2 2 (0.69%) SCCM
2 2 (0.69%) WSUS
3 1 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.35%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 12 (4.17%) Oracle
2 11 (3.82%) Cisco
2 11 (3.82%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.47%) F5
4 7 (2.43%) Splunk
4 7 (2.43%) VMware
5 6 (2.08%) Dell
5 6 (2.08%) EMC
5 6 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.74%) CheckPoint
6 5 (1.74%) IBM
6 5 (1.74%) NetApp
6 5 (1.74%) SAP
7 4 (1.39%) CyberArk
7 4 (1.39%) Tableau
8 3 (1.04%) Axway
8 3 (1.04%) CA
9 2 (0.69%) Adobe
9 2 (0.69%) HP
9 2 (0.69%) Red Hat