Period
to 9 December 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 9 December 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1,335 1,436 985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 25.77% 29.03% 23.40%
As % of the General category 64.43% 66.79% 65.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 861 577
Scotland median daily rate £425 £408 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% -4.12% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £295 £285
90th Percentile £550 £550 £532
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 13
Scotland median hourly rate £39.57 £34.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.70% +23.21% -8.20%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.28 £9.91
90th Percentile £44.27 £46.11 £49.79
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £24.38
% change year-on-year -2.08% -1.54% +8.33%

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 Scotland with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,072 2,150 1,512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.00% 43.46% 35.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,012 1,106 811
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.82%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £556 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 36 23
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £29.40 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -8.13% +4.92%
10th Percentile £11.37 £12.25 £11.84
90th Percentile £45.85 £45.50 £48.50
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £26.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -9.62% +6.12% -2.00%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Scotland

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in Scotland

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Scotland over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in Scotland

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Scotland

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Scotland over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in Scotland

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 9 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -1 919 £425 +3.03% 132
Glasgow -1 349 £400 -2.44% 64
Stirling 0 12 £415 +38.33% 1
Aberdeen +5 7 £200 -41.82% 13
Renfrewshire -8 4 £350 -6.67%
West Dunbartonshire +4 3 - -
West Lothian +1 3 £350 -12.50% 3
Fife +5 1 - -
Scottish Borders -1 1 £350 -
Aberdeenshire -2 1 £263 -34.38%
Clackmannanshire - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £425 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 £350 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £400 -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Finance.

1 439 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
2 299 (22.40%) Banking
3 234 (17.53%) SQL
4 219 (16.40%) Java
5 208 (15.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 147 (11.01%) Microsoft
7 142 (10.64%) Oracle
8 140 (10.49%) Project Management
9 129 (9.66%) Linux
10 123 (9.21%) Migration
11 117 (8.76%) Python
12 116 (8.69%) DevOps
13 100 (7.49%) Windows
14 99 (7.42%) SQL Server
14 99 (7.42%) JavaScript
14 99 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
15 98 (7.34%) Jenkins
16 91 (6.82%) Scrum
17 88 (6.59%) Problem-Solving
18 83 (6.22%) Amazon AWS
19 79 (5.92%) Change Management
20 78 (5.84%) HTML
21 77 (5.77%) Unix
22 76 (5.69%) Business Analysis
23 71 (5.32%) Microsoft Office
23 71 (5.32%) Microsoft Excel
24 69 (5.17%) Asset Management
25 68 (5.09%) C#
26 67 (5.02%) Spring
27 64 (4.79%) Software Engineering

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 42 (3.15%) SAS
2 21 (1.57%) SharePoint
3 20 (1.50%) Confluence
4 19 (1.42%) WebSphere
5 9 (0.67%) JBoss
6 8 (0.60%) Apache
6 8 (0.60%) CMS
6 8 (0.60%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.37%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.30%) CICS
10 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.22%) FileNet
10 3 (0.22%) IBM Domino
10 3 (0.22%) IIS
10 3 (0.22%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.22%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.15%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 71 (5.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 71 (5.32%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (3.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 25 (1.87%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.75%) InVision
6 6 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.22%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.15%) Simulink
10 1 (0.075%) EViews
10 1 (0.075%) Mingle
10 1 (0.075%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.75%) thinkFolio
2 9 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.60%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.52%) AquaLogic BPM
4 7 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.45%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.37%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.30%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.22%) SessionCam
9 2 (0.15%) CODA-Financials
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.15%) Sonata
9 2 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 83 (6.22%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (2.62%) Office 365
4 28 (2.10%) GitHub
5 22 (1.65%) PaaS
6 14 (1.05%) SaaS
7 11 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
8 10 (0.75%) IaaS
9 9 (0.67%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 8 (0.60%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 8 (0.60%) Serverless
11 7 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 7 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.52%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.45%) Google Analytics
12 6 (0.45%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.37%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.65%) Firewall
2 12 (0.90%) Internet
3 11 (0.82%) DNS
3 11 (0.82%) Network Security
4 9 (0.67%) LAN
4 9 (0.67%) NetScaler
5 7 (0.52%) SSL
6 6 (0.45%) DHCP
7 5 (0.37%) SAN
7 5 (0.37%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.37%) WAN
7 5 (0.37%) Wireless
7 5 (0.37%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.30%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.30%) Skype
8 4 (0.30%) SMS
9 3 (0.22%) BIG-IP
9 3 (0.22%) Cisco Wireless
9 3 (0.22%) OpenLDAP
9 3 (0.22%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (7.42%) SQL Server
2 62 (4.64%) Relational Database
3 37 (2.77%) Hadoop
4 25 (1.87%) RDBMS
5 23 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (1.57%) DB2
7 19 (1.42%) ArangoDB
7 19 (1.42%) MySQL
7 19 (1.42%) Neo4j
7 19 (1.42%) Oracle Database
8 18 (1.35%) Power BI
9 17 (1.27%) Big Data
9 17 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
10 14 (1.05%) NoSQL
11 13 (0.97%) MongoDB
12 12 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (0.67%) Base SAS
13 9 (0.67%) QlikView
14 8 (0.60%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 98 (7.34%) Jenkins
2 64 (4.79%) Git (software)
3 46 (3.45%) JIRA
4 27 (2.02%) Maven
5 21 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (1.42%) Visual Studio
7 18 (1.35%) Cucumber
7 18 (1.35%) Hudson
7 18 (1.35%) TeamCity
8 17 (1.27%) JUnit
9 14 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
10 11 (0.82%) Gradle
10 11 (0.82%) Selenium
10 11 (0.82%) SoapUI
11 10 (0.75%) Subversion
12 9 (0.67%) JMeter
12 9 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 8 (0.60%) FishEye
13 8 (0.60%) Mockito
13 8 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 299 (22.40%) Banking
2 45 (3.37%) Retail Banking
3 26 (1.95%) Retail
4 22 (1.65%) Manufacturing
4 22 (1.65%) Marketing
5 21 (1.57%) Financial Institution
5 21 (1.57%) Investment Banking
5 21 (1.57%) Legal
6 20 (1.50%) Front Office
7 14 (1.05%) Advertising
8 11 (0.82%) Telecoms
9 8 (0.60%) Law
10 7 (0.52%) Back Office
10 7 (0.52%) Games
11 5 (0.37%) Publishing
12 4 (0.30%) Billing
12 4 (0.30%) Electronics
13 3 (0.22%) Avionics
14 1 (0.075%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.075%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 299 (22.40%) Analyst
2 293 (21.95%) Developer
3 147 (11.01%) Project Manager
4 112 (8.39%) Business Analyst
5 96 (7.19%) Architect
5 96 (7.19%) Java Developer
6 56 (4.19%) DevOps Engineer
7 53 (3.97%) Solutions Architect
8 43 (3.22%) Consultant
9 36 (2.70%) Data Analyst
10 35 (2.62%) Full Stack Developer
11 31 (2.32%) Designer
12 30 (2.25%) Cloud Engineer
13 26 (1.95%) Senior Developer
14 24 (1.80%) IT Manager
14 24 (1.80%) Python Developer
15 23 (1.72%) Administrator
16 22 (1.65%) SQL Developer
17 20 (1.50%) Infrastructure Manager
17 20 (1.50%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (5.84%) HTML
2 67 (5.02%) Spring
3 62 (4.64%) React
4 58 (4.34%) CSS
4 58 (4.34%) Web Services
5 51 (3.82%) SOAP
6 50 (3.75%) AngularJS
7 46 (3.45%) .NET
8 43 (3.22%) HTML5
9 41 (3.07%) REST
10 38 (2.85%) JSON
11 37 (2.77%) XML
12 32 (2.40%) Node.js
13 31 (2.32%) RESTful
14 27 (2.02%) Hibernate
15 20 (1.50%) CSS3
15 20 (1.50%) jQuery
16 19 (1.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 17 (1.27%) J2EE
18 16 (1.20%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 99 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (3.45%) User Experience
3 42 (3.15%) Data Centre
4 23 (1.72%) Virtual Team
5 20 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (1.42%) Reference Data
7 17 (1.27%) Derivative
7 17 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 17 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
8 16 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
9 15 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (0.97%) Mobile App
11 11 (0.82%) Credit Risk
11 11 (0.82%) Management Information System
12 8 (0.60%) Equities
12 8 (0.60%) Fintech
13 7 (0.52%) Cyberattack
14 6 (0.45%) Blackberry
14 6 (0.45%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.45%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 129 (9.66%) Linux
2 100 (7.49%) Windows
3 77 (5.77%) Unix
4 22 (1.65%) Solaris
5 21 (1.57%) Windows Server
6 20 (1.50%) Windows 10
7 19 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (1.42%) Windows 7
8 13 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.37%) Android
10 5 (0.37%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.30%) AIX
11 4 (0.30%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.22%) zOS
13 2 (0.15%) CentOS
13 2 (0.15%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.15%) HPUX
13 2 (0.15%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.075%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 439 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (15.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 140 (10.49%) Project Management
4 123 (9.21%) Migration
5 116 (8.69%) DevOps
6 91 (6.82%) Scrum
7 88 (6.59%) Problem-Solving
8 79 (5.92%) Change Management
9 76 (5.69%) Business Analysis
10 69 (5.17%) Asset Management
11 64 (4.79%) Software Engineering
12 62 (4.64%) SDLC
13 61 (4.57%) Analytics
14 60 (4.49%) Test Automation
15 57 (4.27%) Continuous Integration
16 55 (4.12%) ITIL
17 53 (3.97%) Data Analysis
18 51 (3.82%) Risk Management
19 50 (3.75%) OO
20 49 (3.67%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 234 (17.53%) SQL
2 219 (16.40%) Java
3 117 (8.76%) Python
4 99 (7.42%) JavaScript
5 68 (5.09%) C#
6 50 (3.75%) Perl
7 34 (2.55%) Java 8
8 30 (2.25%) Ruby
9 29 (2.17%) PowerShell
10 27 (2.02%) C++
10 27 (2.02%) VBA
11 24 (1.80%) Bash Shell
12 20 (1.50%) Go
12 20 (1.50%) Groovy
12 20 (1.50%) Scala
13 15 (1.12%) C
14 14 (1.05%) PL/SQL
14 14 (1.05%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.60%) VB
15 8 (0.60%) X++
Qualifications
1 56 (4.19%) Degree
2 27 (2.02%) CISSP
3 23 (1.72%) CISM
4 13 (0.97%) PMP
5 8 (0.60%) PMI Certification
6 7 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (0.45%) CISA
7 6 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.45%) Security Cleared
8 5 (0.37%) CCNP
8 5 (0.37%) ISEB
8 5 (0.37%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.22%) APMP
9 3 (0.22%) CCNA
9 3 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.22%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.15%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.60%) PMO
2 39 (2.92%) GDPR
3 34 (2.55%) QA
4 30 (2.25%) Data Quality
5 19 (1.42%) FINRA
6 15 (1.12%) IFRS
7 6 (0.45%) COBIT
7 6 (0.45%) MiFID
7 6 (0.45%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.45%) PSD2
8 5 (0.37%) IFRS 9
8 5 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.30%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.22%) FATCA
11 2 (0.15%) Basel III
11 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.15%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 55 (4.12%) Active Directory
2 33 (2.47%) Docker
3 14 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.67%) XenApp
4 9 (0.67%) XenDesktop
5 5 (0.37%) Firmware
5 5 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.22%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.22%) vSphere
7 3 (0.22%) XenServer
8 2 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.15%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 2 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.075%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.075%) iptables
9 1 (0.075%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 1 (0.075%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.075%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.075%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 53 (3.97%) Ansible
2 36 (2.70%) Puppet
3 29 (2.17%) Terraform
4 18 (1.35%) Kubernetes
4 18 (1.35%) SCCM
5 17 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.52%) Control-M
6 7 (0.52%) Oracle ZFS
7 4 (0.30%) Nagios
7 4 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.22%) DatAdvantage
8 3 (0.22%) Kibana
8 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.22%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.22%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.15%) Cacti
9 2 (0.15%) CASB
9 2 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 147 (11.01%) Microsoft
2 142 (10.64%) Oracle
3 34 (2.55%) VMware
4 28 (2.10%) IBM
5 26 (1.95%) Citrix
5 26 (1.95%) Symantec
6 25 (1.87%) Sybase
7 23 (1.72%) ServiceNow
7 23 (1.72%) Varonis
8 21 (1.57%) Charles River
9 20 (1.50%) Tableau
10 19 (1.42%) Cloudera
10 19 (1.42%) Hortonworks
10 19 (1.42%) Informatica
10 19 (1.42%) McAfee
10 19 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (1.20%) Cisco
11 16 (1.20%) SAP
12 14 (1.05%) CA
13 12 (0.90%) Teradata