Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1452 1054 2239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 29.35% 24.29% 36.10%
As % of the General category 66.82% 64.58% 68.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 867 626 1233
Scotland median daily rate £400 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +5.77% -2.50%
10th Percentile £288 £285 £268
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 14
Scotland median hourly rate £23.15 £19.50 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.72% -35.54% +34.44%
10th Percentile £10.27 £9.56 £12.92
90th Percentile £45.80 £39.80 £40.21
UK median hourly rate £22.17 £22.84 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.90% +1.49% +25.00%

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 2173 1632 3255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 43.93% 37.60% 52.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1114 892 1570
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £525
UK median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 24 62
Scotland median hourly rate £28.80 £29.25 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.54% -4.10% +48.78%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.84 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.50 £41.90 £45.93
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 19 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 0 1042 £408 -4.12% 49
Glasgow -1 310 £425 +6.25% 23
Stirling 0 32 £323 -4.44% 1
Aberdeen -8 13 £300 +2.56%
West Lothian +2 9 £400 +14.29% 4
Renfrewshire +37 5 £375 +15.38%
Aberdeenshire +2 5 £400 -
Highlands - 5 - -
West Dunbartonshire -3 3 £375 -11.76%
Fife -1 2 - -
Dundee +7 1 £233 +1.09% 2
Falkirk - 1 £313 -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 360 (24.79%) Agile Software Development
2 354 (24.38%) Banking
3 258 (17.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 225 (15.50%) SQL
5 158 (10.88%) Linux
6 149 (10.26%) Project Management
7 148 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
8 143 (9.85%) Java
9 131 (9.02%) Oracle
10 117 (8.06%) Migration
11 108 (7.44%) Windows
11 108 (7.44%) Business Analysis
12 103 (7.09%) Microsoft
13 100 (6.89%) Asset Management
14 97 (6.68%) Retail Banking
14 97 (6.68%) User Acceptance Testing
15 88 (6.06%) Scrum
16 84 (5.79%) Degree
17 79 (5.44%) Git (software)
17 79 (5.44%) Perl
18 77 (5.30%) Unix
19 75 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 74 (5.10%) Spring
21 73 (5.03%) Web Services
22 71 (4.89%) SQL Server
23 69 (4.75%) Active Directory
24 68 (4.68%) JavaScript
24 68 (4.68%) Continuous Integration
25 64 (4.41%) Python
25 64 (4.41%) Change Management

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 60 (4.13%) SAS
2 30 (2.07%) CMS
3 22 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 18 (1.24%) Sitecore CMS
5 16 (1.10%) MQSeries
6 15 (1.03%) Apache Spark
6 15 (1.03%) CICS
6 15 (1.03%) MS Exchange
6 15 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 13 (0.90%) IIS
7 13 (0.90%) Skype for Business
8 12 (0.83%) JBoss
9 11 (0.76%) Apache
9 11 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (0.76%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.48%) Confluence
11 6 (0.41%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.41%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.34%) Drupal
12 5 (0.34%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 53 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 45 (3.10%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (1.79%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.90%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.62%) OmniGraffle
8 7 (0.48%) InVision
9 6 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.14%) SPSS
11 1 (0.069%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.069%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 32 (2.20%) Markit EDM
2 20 (1.38%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 6 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.34%) thinkFolio
6 4 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.28%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.14%) Loan IQ
8 2 (0.14%) MultiFonds
8 2 (0.14%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.14%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 31 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (1.72%) GitHub
3 19 (1.31%) Office 365
4 10 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.62%) Lucidchart
6 8 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.28%) Boomi
7 4 (0.28%) SaaS
8 3 (0.21%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.21%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.14%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.14%) Azure Machine Learning
9 2 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
9 2 (0.14%) PaaS
10 1 (0.069%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.069%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 59 (4.06%) Firewall
2 21 (1.45%) Internet
3 20 (1.38%) SAN
4 19 (1.31%) DNS
5 16 (1.10%) Kerberos
5 16 (1.10%) SSL
6 14 (0.96%) SSH
7 13 (0.90%) Skype
8 12 (0.83%) LAN
9 11 (0.76%) WAN
10 9 (0.62%) Network Security
11 7 (0.48%) LDAP
11 7 (0.48%) OSPF
11 7 (0.48%) Wireless
12 6 (0.41%) MPLS
12 6 (0.41%) NetScaler
12 6 (0.41%) TCP/IP
12 6 (0.41%) VPN
12 6 (0.41%) Wireshark
13 5 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (4.89%) SQL Server
2 46 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (2.55%) Relational Database
4 36 (2.48%) DB2
5 30 (2.07%) Big Data
6 19 (1.31%) Hadoop
7 18 (1.24%) Oracle Database
8 16 (1.10%) RDBMS
9 15 (1.03%) MongoDB
10 13 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
12 11 (0.76%) Parquet
13 10 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
15 7 (0.48%) Data Mining
15 7 (0.48%) NoSQL
16 6 (0.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 79 (5.44%) Git (software)
2 52 (3.58%) Jenkins
3 40 (2.75%) JIRA
4 33 (2.27%) Cucumber
5 29 (2.00%) Mockito
6 25 (1.72%) GitLab
7 19 (1.31%) Axure RP
8 17 (1.17%) JUnit
9 14 (0.96%) Maven
10 11 (0.76%) TeamCity
11 10 (0.69%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 10 (0.69%) Grunt
11 10 (0.69%) gulp
11 10 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (0.55%) Selenium
12 8 (0.55%) Visual Studio
13 7 (0.48%) FitNesse
13 7 (0.48%) Gradle
14 6 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
15 5 (0.34%) ERwin
General
1 354 (24.38%) Banking
2 97 (6.68%) Retail Banking
3 53 (3.65%) Law
4 42 (2.89%) Marketing
5 35 (2.41%) Manufacturing
6 34 (2.34%) Telecoms
7 28 (1.93%) Legal
8 23 (1.58%) Publishing
9 22 (1.52%) Investment Banking
10 20 (1.38%) Electronics
10 20 (1.38%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.83%) Front Office
12 9 (0.62%) Billing
12 9 (0.62%) Retail
13 8 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
14 7 (0.48%) Back Office
15 6 (0.41%) German Language
15 6 (0.41%) Italian Language
16 4 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.21%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 444 (30.58%) Analyst
2 242 (16.67%) Developer
3 200 (13.77%) Business Analyst
4 160 (11.02%) Project Manager
5 95 (6.54%) Consultant
6 72 (4.96%) Architect
7 63 (4.34%) Java Developer
8 51 (3.51%) Test Analyst
9 48 (3.31%) Financial Analyst
10 46 (3.17%) Designer
11 42 (2.89%) Senior Analyst
12 40 (2.75%) Data Analyst
13 36 (2.48%) IT Manager
13 36 (2.48%) Systems Analyst
14 30 (2.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 30 (2.07%) Solutions Architect
15 29 (2.00%) Service Analyst
16 28 (1.93%) Security Engineer
17 27 (1.86%) Java Engineer
18 26 (1.79%) Digital Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (5.10%) Spring
2 73 (5.03%) Web Services
3 62 (4.27%) HTML
4 46 (3.17%) CSS
5 42 (2.89%) .NET
6 41 (2.82%) RESTful
7 40 (2.75%) JSON
7 40 (2.75%) XML
8 32 (2.20%) HTML5
9 29 (2.00%) Middleware
10 28 (1.93%) AngularJS
10 28 (1.93%) REST
11 25 (1.72%) JMX
12 22 (1.52%) CSS3
13 19 (1.31%) Sass
14 18 (1.24%) ISPF
14 18 (1.24%) React
15 17 (1.17%) jQuery
16 15 (1.03%) J2EE
17 14 (0.96%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 148 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (3.51%) User Experience
3 44 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 37 (2.55%) Credit Risk
5 36 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 29 (2.00%) Virtual Team
7 28 (1.93%) Mainframe
8 26 (1.79%) PKI
9 25 (1.72%) Data Centre
10 18 (1.24%) Fixed Income
11 13 (0.90%) Fintech
11 13 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
12 11 (0.76%) Data Structures
13 10 (0.69%) Derivative
13 10 (0.69%) Mobile App
14 9 (0.62%) Clustering
15 8 (0.55%) Equities
15 8 (0.55%) Replication
16 7 (0.48%) Mobile Banking
17 6 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 158 (10.88%) Linux
2 108 (7.44%) Windows
3 77 (5.30%) Unix
4 75 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 41 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (2.75%) Windows Server
7 36 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (1.10%) zOS
9 14 (0.96%) Windows 10
10 11 (0.76%) AIX
11 6 (0.41%) Solaris
11 6 (0.41%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.34%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.28%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.21%) Android
15 2 (0.14%) Tru64
15 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.069%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (24.79%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (17.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 149 (10.26%) Project Management
4 117 (8.06%) Migration
5 108 (7.44%) Business Analysis
6 100 (6.89%) Asset Management
7 97 (6.68%) User Acceptance Testing
8 88 (6.06%) Scrum
9 68 (4.68%) Continuous Integration
10 64 (4.41%) Change Management
11 63 (4.34%) Configuration Management
12 62 (4.27%) Business Intelligence
13 56 (3.86%) Analytics
14 55 (3.79%) Data Analysis
15 54 (3.72%) DevOps
16 52 (3.58%) SDLC
17 51 (3.51%) Risk Management
18 46 (3.17%) ITIL
19 44 (3.03%) ETL
20 43 (2.96%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 225 (15.50%) SQL
2 143 (9.85%) Java
3 79 (5.44%) Perl
4 68 (4.68%) JavaScript
5 64 (4.41%) Python
6 60 (4.13%) PowerShell
7 55 (3.79%) C#
8 20 (1.38%) Ruby
9 19 (1.31%) JCL
9 19 (1.31%) PL/SQL
10 18 (1.24%) Shell Script
11 17 (1.17%) Bash Shell
11 17 (1.17%) VBScript
12 14 (0.96%) Assembly Language
12 14 (0.96%) CLIST
12 14 (0.96%) REXX
13 11 (0.76%) VB
13 11 (0.76%) VBA
14 10 (0.69%) C++
14 10 (0.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 84 (5.79%) Degree
2 27 (1.86%) CISSP
3 22 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (1.10%) ISEB
5 13 (0.90%) CEH
5 13 (0.90%) SANS
6 11 (0.76%) PMP
7 10 (0.69%) ISTQB
8 8 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 8 (0.55%) Security Cleared
9 7 (0.48%) CCNP
9 7 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.48%) CRISC
10 6 (0.41%) CIMA
11 5 (0.34%) BC Cleared
11 5 (0.34%) CISM
12 4 (0.28%) APMP
12 4 (0.28%) CISA
12 4 (0.28%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.10%) QA
2 44 (3.03%) GDPR
3 33 (2.27%) PMO
4 23 (1.58%) MiFID
5 15 (1.03%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.90%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.76%) EMIR
7 11 (0.76%) FATCA
8 9 (0.62%) SLA
9 8 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
10 7 (0.48%) COBIT
11 5 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 4 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
12 4 (0.28%) GAMP
12 4 (0.28%) GMP
12 4 (0.28%) GxP
12 4 (0.28%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.14%) FINREP
13 2 (0.14%) PSD2
System Software
1 69 (4.75%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.45%) vSphere
3 18 (1.24%) Time Sharing Option
4 14 (0.96%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 14 (0.96%) RACF
5 9 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.34%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.21%) RHEV
8 3 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.21%) XenApp
9 2 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.14%) Docker
9 2 (0.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.14%) NFS
9 2 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.069%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.069%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 62 (4.27%) Puppet
2 45 (3.10%) Ansible
3 39 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (1.65%) SCCM
5 14 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (0.96%) zSecure
6 9 (0.62%) IBM BigFix
6 9 (0.62%) SCOM
6 9 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (0.41%) Control-M
10 5 (0.34%) Rundeck
10 5 (0.34%) WMI
11 4 (0.28%) Graphite
11 4 (0.28%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.28%) Icinga
12 3 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
12 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (0.21%) Packer
Vendors
1 131 (9.02%) Oracle
2 103 (7.09%) Microsoft
3 45 (3.10%) IBM
3 45 (3.10%) SAP
4 42 (2.89%) Sybase
5 34 (2.34%) VMware
6 30 (2.07%) Teradata
7 27 (1.86%) Symantec
8 26 (1.79%) HP
9 24 (1.65%) CA
9 24 (1.65%) Red Hat
10 22 (1.52%) Cisco
11 21 (1.45%) Informatica
12 20 (1.38%) Sitecore
12 20 (1.38%) Splunk
13 17 (1.17%) Charles River
14 15 (1.03%) CheckPoint
14 15 (1.03%) Citrix
15 13 (0.90%) Dell
16 12 (0.83%) EMC