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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs citing Finance 610 883 1136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 28.45% 30.11% 37.29%
As % of the General category 67.25% 68.56% 69.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 514 622
Median daily rate £401 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.31% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 20
Median hourly rate £10.33 £10.59 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.47% -65.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £9.88 £10.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.87 £12.58 £36.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +31.57% -1.29%  

Finance is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 907 1288 1632
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 42.30% 43.91% 53.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 698 826
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £268 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 29
Median hourly rate £28.75 £9.88 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.13% -67.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £9.88 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £13.60 £49.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.38 £22.67
% change year-on-year +23.07% +7.54%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Finance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh 0 400 £408 -4.11% 84
Glasgow -1 169 £388 +1.97% 52
Stirling 0 16 £475 +26.66% 1
West Lothian +2 5 £330 -19.46% 2
Aberdeen -10 4 £369 +9.25% 3
Renfrewshire +11 2 £375 +66.66%
Aberdeenshire +1 2 £400 +247.82% 2
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £375 - 1
Dundee +5 1 £233 +1.08% 1
Fife +2 1 - -
Scottish Borders -2 1 £350 -
Falkirk - 1 £313 -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Finance.

1 226 (20.64%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (19.27%) Banking
3 199 (18.17%) SQL
4 162 (14.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 145 (13.24%) Java
6 123 (11.23%) Project Management
7 101 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
8 100 (9.13%) Migration
9 86 (7.85%) Microsoft
10 85 (7.76%) Linux
11 82 (7.49%) Unix
12 78 (7.12%) Oracle
13 74 (6.76%) JavaScript
14 69 (6.30%) HTML
15 67 (6.12%) Business Analysis
16 66 (6.03%) Retail
17 65 (5.94%) Analytics
18 64 (5.84%) User Acceptance Testing
18 64 (5.84%) CSS
18 64 (5.84%) Microsoft Excel
19 63 (5.75%) Scrum
20 60 (5.48%) .NET
21 59 (5.39%) C#
21 59 (5.39%) Asset Management
22 55 (5.02%) SAS
22 55 (5.02%) SDLC
23 54 (4.93%) Business Intelligence
23 54 (4.93%) Windows
23 54 (4.93%) Spring
23 54 (4.93%) Degree

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 55 (5.02%) SAS
2 23 (2.10%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.37%) EPiServer
4 11 (1.00%) WebSphere
5 9 (0.82%) CMS
6 8 (0.73%) Apache Spark
6 8 (0.73%) MQSeries
7 7 (0.64%) CICS
8 5 (0.46%) JBoss
8 5 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.37%) IIS
9 4 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.37%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.27%) Confluence
10 3 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.27%) FileNet
10 3 (0.27%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.18%) Apache
11 2 (0.18%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.18%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 64 (5.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (3.84%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (2.28%) Microsoft Project
5 23 (2.10%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.91%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.37%) SPSS
9 1 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 36 (3.29%) Unit4 Business World
2 20 (1.83%) Markit EDM
3 9 (0.82%) BusinessWorks
4 6 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
4 6 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.46%) Sonata
6 4 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.18%) Maximo
8 2 (0.18%) MultiFonds
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 2 (0.18%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.18%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.091%) HFM
9 1 (0.091%) Primavera
9 1 (0.091%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.091%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.10%) Office 365
4 5 (0.46%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.37%) GitHub
6 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.18%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.18%) IBM Blueworks
6 2 (0.18%) PaaS
7 1 (0.091%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.091%) Bluemix
7 1 (0.091%) Boomi
7 1 (0.091%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.091%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.091%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.65%) Firewall
2 20 (1.83%) Internet
3 15 (1.37%) LAN
3 15 (1.37%) TCP/IP
4 14 (1.28%) WAN
5 12 (1.10%) SSL
6 11 (1.00%) FTP
6 11 (1.00%) Network Security
7 10 (0.91%) Wireless
8 8 (0.73%) DNS
9 7 (0.64%) BGP
9 7 (0.64%) MPLS
9 7 (0.64%) OSPF
9 7 (0.64%) SSH
10 6 (0.55%) Kerberos
11 5 (0.46%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (0.46%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.46%) LDAP
11 5 (0.46%) NetScaler
11 5 (0.46%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (4.38%) SQL Server
2 41 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (3.47%) Relational Database
4 23 (2.10%) Big Data
5 18 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (1.55%) QlikView
7 16 (1.46%) Hadoop
8 15 (1.37%) Oracle Database
8 15 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
9 14 (1.28%) DB2
10 13 (1.19%) RDBMS
11 10 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (0.82%) Data Mining
13 8 (0.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 7 (0.64%) Spotfire
15 6 (0.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 6 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
16 5 (0.46%) HBase
Development Applications
1 41 (3.74%) Git (software)
2 21 (1.92%) Jenkins
3 20 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (1.55%) gulp
5 13 (1.19%) JIRA
5 13 (1.19%) Selenium
6 12 (1.10%) Cucumber
6 12 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (1.00%) Moq
7 11 (1.00%) Subversion
7 11 (1.00%) Visual Studio
8 10 (0.91%) SoapUI
8 10 (0.91%) WebDriver
9 8 (0.73%) Grunt
9 8 (0.73%) Mockito
10 7 (0.64%) JUnit
11 5 (0.46%) Maven
12 4 (0.37%) Ant
12 4 (0.37%) Gradle
12 4 (0.37%) TeamCity
General
1 211 (19.27%) Banking
2 66 (6.03%) Retail
3 53 (4.84%) Law
4 45 (4.11%) Retail Banking
5 34 (3.11%) Legal
6 27 (2.47%) Telecoms
7 26 (2.37%) Marketing
8 20 (1.83%) Financial Institution
9 15 (1.37%) Manufacturing
10 14 (1.28%) Local Government
11 12 (1.10%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.82%) Back Office
13 6 (0.55%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.46%) Electronics
14 5 (0.46%) Italian Language
15 4 (0.37%) German Language
16 3 (0.27%) Billing
16 3 (0.27%) Spanish Language
17 2 (0.18%) Private Banking
18 1 (0.091%) French Language
Job Titles
1 252 (23.01%) Analyst
2 233 (21.28%) Developer
3 124 (11.32%) Project Manager
4 108 (9.86%) Business Analyst
5 93 (8.49%) Consultant
6 79 (7.21%) Java Developer
7 58 (5.30%) Architect
8 34 (3.11%) Data Analyst
8 34 (3.11%) Designer
8 34 (3.11%) Test Analyst
9 33 (3.01%) IT Manager
10 26 (2.37%) IT Project Manager
11 24 (2.19%) Senior Analyst
11 24 (2.19%) Systems Analyst
12 22 (2.01%) Programme Manager
13 20 (1.83%) Implementation Consultant
13 20 (1.83%) Solutions Architect
14 19 (1.74%) Infrastructure Manager
15 18 (1.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 16 (1.46%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (6.30%) HTML
2 64 (5.84%) CSS
3 60 (5.48%) .NET
4 54 (4.93%) Spring
5 45 (4.11%) Web Services
6 26 (2.37%) AngularJS
7 25 (2.28%) jQuery
7 25 (2.28%) Node.js
8 24 (2.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 23 (2.10%) XML
10 22 (2.01%) HTML5
11 20 (1.83%) ASP.NET
12 19 (1.74%) .NET Framework
13 18 (1.64%) WPF
14 17 (1.55%) ISPF
15 16 (1.46%) Entity Framework
15 16 (1.46%) J2EE
15 16 (1.46%) Middleware
16 15 (1.37%) CSS3
16 15 (1.37%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 101 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (3.47%) User Experience
3 36 (3.29%) Data Centre
4 34 (3.11%) Management Information System
5 31 (2.83%) Mainframe
6 28 (2.56%) Computer Science
7 21 (1.92%) Credit Risk
8 11 (1.00%) Fintech
8 11 (1.00%) Mobile App
9 10 (0.91%) Virtual Team
10 9 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (0.82%) iPad
10 9 (0.82%) iPhone
11 8 (0.73%) CMDB
11 8 (0.73%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.64%) Clustering
12 7 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.55%) DataPower
13 6 (0.55%) FMCG
13 6 (0.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 85 (7.76%) Linux
2 82 (7.49%) Unix
3 54 (4.93%) Windows
4 22 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (1.46%) AIX
6 13 (1.19%) Apple iOS
7 12 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.91%) Android
9 10 (0.91%) Windows Server
10 8 (0.73%) zOS
11 7 (0.64%) Solaris
12 6 (0.55%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.46%) CatOS
14 4 (0.37%) Tru64
14 4 (0.37%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.27%) Debian
16 1 (0.091%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.091%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (20.64%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (14.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 123 (11.23%) Project Management
4 100 (9.13%) Migration
5 67 (6.12%) Business Analysis
6 65 (5.94%) Analytics
7 64 (5.84%) User Acceptance Testing
8 63 (5.75%) Scrum
9 59 (5.39%) Asset Management
10 55 (5.02%) SDLC
11 54 (4.93%) Business Intelligence
12 52 (4.75%) ITIL
13 51 (4.66%) Change Management
13 51 (4.66%) Data Analysis
14 44 (4.02%) Data Migration
15 42 (3.84%) Risk Management
16 41 (3.74%) OO
17 40 (3.65%) ETL
17 40 (3.65%) Workflow
18 38 (3.47%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 199 (18.17%) SQL
2 145 (13.24%) Java
3 74 (6.76%) JavaScript
4 59 (5.39%) C#
5 51 (4.66%) Perl
6 41 (3.74%) Python
7 21 (1.92%) Shell Script
8 19 (1.74%) JCL
8 19 (1.74%) VBA
9 18 (1.64%) PL/SQL
10 15 (1.37%) PowerShell
11 14 (1.28%) R
12 12 (1.10%) MATLAB
13 11 (1.00%) Bash Shell
14 9 (0.82%) C
14 9 (0.82%) Objective-C
15 8 (0.73%) C++
15 8 (0.73%) VBScript
16 7 (0.64%) Ruby
16 7 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 54 (4.93%) Degree
2 31 (2.83%) CISSP
3 15 (1.37%) ISEB
4 13 (1.19%) Security Cleared
5 11 (1.00%) PMI Certification
6 10 (0.91%) CISM
6 10 (0.91%) CRISC
6 10 (0.91%) PMP
6 10 (0.91%) SC Cleared
7 9 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (0.73%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.64%) CEH
9 7 (0.64%) PhD
9 7 (0.64%) SANS
10 6 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (0.46%) CISA
11 5 (0.46%) MCTS
11 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.92%) PMO
2 21 (1.92%) QA
3 18 (1.64%) MiFID
4 15 (1.37%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.73%) COBIT
5 8 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.73%) EMIR
6 7 (0.64%) GDPR
7 6 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (0.46%) FATCA
8 5 (0.46%) SLA
9 3 (0.27%) GAAP
9 3 (0.27%) IFRS
10 2 (0.18%) Basel II
10 2 (0.18%) Basel III
10 2 (0.18%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.18%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (1.55%) Active Directory
1 17 (1.55%) Time Sharing Option
2 9 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.73%) RACF
3 8 (0.73%) XenDesktop
4 7 (0.64%) Docker
4 7 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (0.64%) XenApp
5 6 (0.55%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 5 (0.46%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 4 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.27%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 2 (0.18%) ACF2
9 2 (0.18%) HDFS
9 2 (0.18%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.18%) RHEV
9 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.18%) vSphere
10 1 (0.091%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.091%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 12 (1.10%) Ansible
1 12 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
2 9 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (0.82%) Puppet
2 9 (0.82%) SCCM
3 8 (0.73%) zSecure
4 5 (0.46%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.37%) RSA Archer
5 4 (0.37%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 4 (0.37%) yum
6 3 (0.27%) Control-M
6 3 (0.27%) TeamSite
6 3 (0.27%) TIBCO Hawk
6 3 (0.27%) vRealize
7 2 (0.18%) DameWare
7 2 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.18%) Oozie
7 2 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 86 (7.85%) Microsoft
2 78 (7.12%) Oracle
3 45 (4.11%) IBM
4 31 (2.83%) Sybase
5 26 (2.37%) Teradata
6 24 (2.19%) Cisco
7 22 (2.01%) VMware
8 19 (1.74%) EMC
9 18 (1.64%) Citrix
9 18 (1.64%) Red Hat
9 18 (1.64%) SAP
10 15 (1.37%) HP
10 15 (1.37%) Informatica
11 14 (1.28%) TIBCO
12 12 (1.10%) Symantec
12 12 (1.10%) Tableau
13 11 (1.00%) CA
14 9 (0.82%) Adobe
14 9 (0.82%) F5
14 9 (0.82%) Splunk
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