Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 3 1
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1,415 873 1,890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 29.70% 23.09% 33.56%
As % of the General category 68.56% 66.49% 69.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 859 532 1,040
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £305 £270 £263
90th Percentile £565 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £448
% change year-on-year +5.56% +0.56% +5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 8
Scotland median hourly rate £31.90 £35.00 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.86% +38.61% +50.75%
10th Percentile £12.75 £16.20 £13.31
90th Percentile £48.24 £58.89 £60.10
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £26.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year -15.09% +7.07% +45.59%

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 2,064 1,313 2,720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 43.32% 34.73% 48.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,075 719 1,311
Scotland median daily rate £405 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +0.63% -0.63%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £258
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 25 44
Scotland median hourly rate £28.40 £36.00 £33.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.11% +8.74% +47.13%
10th Percentile £11.85 £12.40 £12.35
90th Percentile £44.95 £52.17 £47.05
UK median hourly rate £25.83 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +3.32% -5.66% +17.78%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 1,073 £425 - 168
Glasgow 0 268 £400 +6.67% 50
Stirling 0 18 £265 -31.61% 2
Aberdeen -7 13 £300 +4.35% 4
West Lothian +2 8 £400 +10.34% 2
Highlands - 5 - - 2
Renfrewshire +25 4 - - 1
Fife +1 2 - - 1
Scottish Borders -3 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire -5 1 £375 -9.64% 1
Moray - 1 - -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 358 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
2 332 (23.46%) Banking
3 282 (19.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 190 (13.43%) SQL
5 157 (11.10%) Linux
6 149 (10.53%) Migration
7 140 (9.89%) Project Management
8 135 (9.54%) Java
9 133 (9.40%) Oracle
10 126 (8.90%) Windows
11 124 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
12 121 (8.55%) Microsoft
13 116 (8.20%) Asset Management
14 113 (7.99%) Business Analysis
15 91 (6.43%) Scrum
16 86 (6.08%) Degree
16 86 (6.08%) User Acceptance Testing
17 85 (6.01%) Retail Banking
18 84 (5.94%) Continuous Integration
19 82 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 82 (5.80%) Active Directory
20 81 (5.72%) Git (software)
21 77 (5.44%) Web Services
22 75 (5.30%) PowerShell
23 74 (5.23%) Configuration Management
24 73 (5.16%) Puppet
25 70 (4.95%) Spring
26 69 (4.88%) SQL Server
27 67 (4.73%) Unix
28 66 (4.66%) Python

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 35 (2.47%) SAS
2 30 (2.12%) CMS
3 27 (1.91%) SharePoint
4 17 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
5 16 (1.13%) IIS
6 15 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 14 (0.99%) MS Exchange
8 13 (0.92%) Apache Spark
9 9 (0.64%) JBoss
9 9 (0.64%) Skype for Business
10 8 (0.57%) Apache
10 8 (0.57%) Confluence
10 8 (0.57%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.49%) MQSeries
11 7 (0.49%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.42%) CICS
12 6 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (0.35%) Drupal
13 5 (0.35%) nginx
Applications
1 44 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 26 (1.84%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.64%) OmniGraffle
6 6 (0.42%) InVision
6 6 (0.42%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.071%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.071%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 35 (2.47%) Markit EDM
2 24 (1.70%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.57%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 7 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.49%) thinkFolio
6 4 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.21%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.21%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.21%) SAP PM
7 3 (0.21%) SAP PS
8 2 (0.14%) HiPortfolio
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.14%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 44 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (2.05%) GitHub
4 21 (1.48%) Office 365
5 13 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (0.64%) Lucidchart
7 5 (0.35%) PaaS
7 5 (0.35%) SaaS
8 3 (0.21%) Boomi
8 3 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.14%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.14%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.071%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.071%) G Suite
10 1 (0.071%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.071%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.071%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.071%) npm
10 1 (0.071%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 49 (3.46%) Firewall
2 33 (2.33%) SAN
3 24 (1.70%) DNS
4 18 (1.27%) Internet
5 11 (0.78%) DHCP
5 11 (0.78%) Skype
6 10 (0.71%) Network Security
7 9 (0.64%) Kerberos
7 9 (0.64%) LAN
8 8 (0.57%) WAN
9 7 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (0.49%) SSL
9 7 (0.49%) VPN
10 6 (0.42%) LDAP
10 6 (0.42%) SSH
11 5 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (0.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (0.35%) SMS
11 5 (0.35%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (2.19%) Relational Database
4 23 (1.63%) Big Data
5 22 (1.55%) DB2
5 22 (1.55%) Oracle Database
6 19 (1.34%) Hadoop
7 18 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (1.20%) MongoDB
9 14 (0.99%) RDBMS
10 13 (0.92%) PowerCenter
11 12 (0.85%) Parquet
12 11 (0.78%) NoSQL
12 11 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
12 11 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (0.57%) Power BI
15 7 (0.49%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 7 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 81 (5.72%) Git (software)
2 55 (3.89%) Jenkins
3 42 (2.97%) JIRA
4 37 (2.61%) Cucumber
5 32 (2.26%) Mockito
6 28 (1.98%) GitLab
7 18 (1.27%) Axure RP
8 17 (1.20%) JUnit
9 15 (1.06%) Maven
10 11 (0.78%) Selenium
11 10 (0.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 10 (0.71%) TeamCity
12 9 (0.64%) ERwin
13 7 (0.49%) FitNesse
13 7 (0.49%) Gradle
14 6 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
15 5 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
16 4 (0.28%) JMeter
16 4 (0.28%) ProC
16 4 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 332 (23.46%) Banking
2 85 (6.01%) Retail Banking
3 35 (2.47%) Law
4 31 (2.19%) Marketing
5 25 (1.77%) Manufacturing
6 23 (1.63%) Telecoms
7 22 (1.55%) Publishing
8 21 (1.48%) Financial Institution
9 19 (1.34%) Investment Banking
9 19 (1.34%) Legal
10 17 (1.20%) Front Office
11 12 (0.85%) Electronics
12 9 (0.64%) Billing
13 8 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
14 7 (0.49%) Back Office
15 5 (0.35%) Retail
16 3 (0.21%) German Language
16 3 (0.21%) Local Government
16 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.14%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 436 (30.81%) Analyst
2 231 (16.33%) Business Analyst
3 206 (14.56%) Developer
4 166 (11.73%) Project Manager
5 81 (5.72%) Architect
6 76 (5.37%) Consultant
7 55 (3.89%) Java Developer
8 49 (3.46%) Financial Analyst
9 46 (3.25%) Designer
10 43 (3.04%) Test Analyst
11 42 (2.97%) Senior Analyst
12 41 (2.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 39 (2.76%) Systems Analyst
14 36 (2.54%) Solutions Architect
15 33 (2.33%) DevOps Engineer
15 33 (2.33%) IT Manager
16 32 (2.26%) Java Engineer
17 30 (2.12%) Data Analyst
17 30 (2.12%) Infrastructure Manager
18 28 (1.98%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (5.44%) Web Services
2 70 (4.95%) Spring
3 51 (3.60%) HTML
4 49 (3.46%) RESTful
5 40 (2.83%) JSON
6 38 (2.69%) .NET
7 35 (2.47%) CSS
8 31 (2.19%) XML
9 28 (1.98%) JMX
10 22 (1.55%) Middleware
11 19 (1.34%) ASP.NET
11 19 (1.34%) REST
12 18 (1.27%) AngularJS
13 16 (1.13%) HTML5
14 13 (0.92%) Kafka
15 12 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC
15 12 (0.85%) CSS3
15 12 (0.85%) jQuery
15 12 (0.85%) Node.js
16 11 (0.78%) React
Miscellaneous
1 124 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (2.97%) User Experience
3 41 (2.90%) Computer Science
4 34 (2.40%) Virtual Team
5 31 (2.19%) Management Information System
6 30 (2.12%) Data Centre
7 29 (2.05%) Credit Risk
8 27 (1.91%) Mainframe
9 26 (1.84%) Fixed Income
10 18 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
11 17 (1.20%) Equities
12 15 (1.06%) Derivative
13 12 (0.85%) Fintech
13 12 (0.85%) PKI
14 11 (0.78%) Public Cloud
15 10 (0.71%) Mobile App
16 9 (0.64%) iPad
17 8 (0.57%) Data Structures
18 7 (0.49%) Clustering
18 7 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 157 (11.10%) Linux
2 126 (8.90%) Windows
3 82 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 67 (4.73%) Unix
5 58 (4.10%) Windows Server
6 56 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 50 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (1.20%) Windows 10
9 12 (0.85%) Windows 7
10 11 (0.78%) AIX
11 9 (0.64%) zOS
12 6 (0.42%) Solaris
12 6 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.35%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.28%) Android
15 3 (0.21%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.14%) SUSE
16 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.071%) Data ONTAP
17 1 (0.071%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (19.93%) Stakeholder Management
3 149 (10.53%) Migration
4 140 (9.89%) Project Management
5 116 (8.20%) Asset Management
6 113 (7.99%) Business Analysis
7 91 (6.43%) Scrum
8 86 (6.08%) User Acceptance Testing
9 84 (5.94%) Continuous Integration
10 74 (5.23%) Configuration Management
11 63 (4.45%) DevOps
12 62 (4.38%) Change Management
13 61 (4.31%) Data Analysis
14 54 (3.82%) Business Intelligence
15 53 (3.75%) Data Migration
15 53 (3.75%) Software Testing
16 51 (3.60%) Risk Management
17 50 (3.53%) ETL
18 47 (3.32%) PRINCE2
19 46 (3.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 190 (13.43%) SQL
2 135 (9.54%) Java
3 75 (5.30%) PowerShell
4 66 (4.66%) Python
5 63 (4.45%) JavaScript
6 55 (3.89%) C#
7 53 (3.75%) Perl
8 42 (2.97%) Ruby
9 20 (1.41%) Bash Shell
10 15 (1.06%) VBScript
11 14 (0.99%) PL/SQL
12 10 (0.71%) VBA
13 9 (0.64%) JCL
14 8 (0.57%) C
14 8 (0.57%) C++
14 8 (0.57%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.57%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.57%) VB
15 7 (0.49%) Scala
16 6 (0.42%) X++
Qualifications
1 86 (6.08%) Degree
2 28 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (1.13%) CISSP
3 16 (1.13%) PMP
4 13 (0.92%) ISEB
5 10 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (0.71%) SANS
6 9 (0.64%) CEH
7 8 (0.57%) CCNP
7 8 (0.57%) ISTQB
7 8 (0.57%) PMI Certification
7 8 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (0.42%) CCNA
8 6 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (0.42%) Security Cleared
9 5 (0.35%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.28%) HND
11 3 (0.21%) CIMA
12 2 (0.14%) CISA
12 2 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.67%) QA
2 51 (3.60%) GDPR
3 43 (3.04%) PMO
4 23 (1.63%) MiFID
5 22 (1.55%) Data Quality
6 16 (1.13%) FATCA
6 16 (1.13%) PCI DSS
7 12 (0.85%) SLA
8 10 (0.71%) Solvency II
9 9 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
10 7 (0.49%) EMIR
11 6 (0.42%) COBIT
12 4 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 4 (0.28%) GAMP
12 4 (0.28%) GMP
12 4 (0.28%) GxP
13 3 (0.21%) PSD2
13 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
14 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 82 (5.80%) Active Directory
2 28 (1.98%) vSphere
3 16 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (0.64%) XenApp
5 9 (0.64%) XenDesktop
6 8 (0.57%) Docker
6 8 (0.57%) Time Sharing Option
7 6 (0.42%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 6 (0.42%) RACF
8 4 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.21%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.14%) Firmware
10 2 (0.14%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.071%) RHEV
11 1 (0.071%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.071%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 73 (5.16%) Puppet
2 64 (4.52%) Ansible
3 44 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (2.33%) SCCM
5 9 (0.64%) IBM BigFix
5 9 (0.64%) SCOM
5 9 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (0.42%) zSecure
7 5 (0.35%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.28%) Graphite
8 4 (0.28%) HAProxy
8 4 (0.28%) Icinga
8 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.28%) Packer
8 4 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.21%) Control-M
9 3 (0.21%) WMI
9 3 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 133 (9.40%) Oracle
2 121 (8.55%) Microsoft
3 47 (3.32%) VMware
4 33 (2.33%) SAP
5 28 (1.98%) IBM
6 25 (1.77%) HP
6 25 (1.77%) Informatica
7 23 (1.63%) Symantec
8 22 (1.55%) Sybase
9 21 (1.48%) Charles River
9 21 (1.48%) Cisco
10 20 (1.41%) CA
11 19 (1.34%) Red Hat
12 18 (1.27%) Citrix
12 18 (1.27%) Sitecore
12 18 (1.27%) Teradata
13 14 (0.99%) Splunk
14 11 (0.78%) Dell
14 11 (0.78%) EMC
14 11 (0.78%) Google