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 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
UK / Scotland
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs citing Finance 485 840 898
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 27.65% 32.66% 31.97%
As % of the General category 68.02% 66.19% 69.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 475 499
Median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £300 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 15
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.50 £29.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.09% +55.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £41.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.70 £50.00 £54.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.75 £17.25
% change year-on-year +37.93% +26.08%  

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 713 1269 1296
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 40.65% 49.34% 46.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 642 661
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 23
Median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £20.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +93.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £22.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.69 £49.20 £54.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 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 0 305 £425 -2.29% 78
Glasgow -1 134 £350 -10.25% 29
Aberdeen 0 15 £366 -25.25% 2
West Lothian +7 10 £423 +6.41% 4
Stirling +1 10 £475 +26.66% 2
Highlands -3 2 £420 -
Renfrewshire +16 1 £200 - 1
West Dunbartonshire -1 1 - -
Perth and Kinross -2 1 - -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 202 (23.06%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (17.35%) Banking
3 143 (16.32%) SQL
4 138 (15.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 125 (14.27%) Java
6 107 (12.21%) Microsoft
7 102 (11.64%) Project Management
8 80 (9.13%) Windows
9 79 (9.02%) Migration
10 78 (8.90%) Oracle
11 75 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
12 71 (8.11%) Law
13 70 (7.99%) JavaScript
13 70 (7.99%) Linux
14 69 (7.88%) HTML
15 68 (7.76%) MS Excel
16 59 (6.74%) CSS
17 55 (6.28%) Business Analysis
18 54 (6.16%) ITIL
19 53 (6.05%) Scrum
20 50 (5.71%) Retail
20 50 (5.71%) Unix
20 50 (5.71%) Degree
21 47 (5.37%) Data Centre
22 43 (4.91%) C#
22 43 (4.91%) Asset Management
22 43 (4.91%) Software Testing
23 42 (4.79%) Change Management
24 41 (4.68%) SQL Server
24 41 (4.68%) Retail Banking

Finance
Top Related 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 26 (2.97%) SAS
2 20 (2.28%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.60%) CMS
3 14 (1.60%) WebSphere
4 12 (1.37%) Apache
4 12 (1.37%) JBoss
5 7 (0.80%) Tomcat
6 6 (0.68%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (0.57%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.57%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.34%) Confluence
9 3 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.34%) IIS
9 3 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.23%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.23%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 68 (7.76%) MS Excel
2 29 (3.31%) MS Office
3 25 (2.85%) MS Visio
4 24 (2.74%) MS Project
5 18 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.80%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 16 (1.83%) Unit4 Business World
2 13 (1.48%) BusinessWorks
3 11 (1.26%) Markit EDM
4 8 (0.91%) Sonata
5 5 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.23%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.23%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.23%) SAP MII
9 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.11%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.05%) Office 365
2 14 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.46%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.23%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.23%) IaaS
6 2 (0.23%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.11%) Bluemix
7 1 (0.11%) GitHub
7 1 (0.11%) Google Play
7 1 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.88%) Firewall
2 23 (2.63%) LAN
3 22 (2.51%) WAN
4 20 (2.28%) DNS
4 20 (2.28%) TCP/IP
5 16 (1.83%) DHCP
5 16 (1.83%) Internet
6 14 (1.60%) Network Security
7 13 (1.48%) BGP
7 13 (1.48%) OSPF
8 12 (1.37%) MPLS
9 11 (1.26%) Cisco IOS
9 11 (1.26%) Wireless
10 10 (1.14%) Multicast
11 7 (0.80%) FTP
12 6 (0.68%) LDAP
12 6 (0.68%) SSL
13 5 (0.57%) HTTPS
13 5 (0.57%) Intranet
14 4 (0.46%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (4.68%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 30 (3.42%) Relational Database
4 15 (1.71%) RDBMS
5 14 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
6 12 (1.37%) Big Data
6 12 (1.37%) Oracle Database
7 10 (1.14%) DB2
8 8 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (0.80%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.68%) QlikView
11 5 (0.57%) Apache Hive
11 5 (0.57%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.46%) MySQL
12 4 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 26 (2.97%) Git (software)
2 19 (2.17%) Jenkins
3 18 (2.05%) Selenium
4 17 (1.94%) SoapUI
5 15 (1.71%) JIRA
6 14 (1.60%) WebDriver
7 13 (1.48%) Subversion
8 10 (1.14%) Cucumber
9 8 (0.91%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.57%) LoadRunner
10 5 (0.57%) Maven
10 5 (0.57%) PowerBuilder
11 4 (0.46%) Gradle
11 4 (0.46%) Hudson
11 4 (0.46%) JUnit
11 4 (0.46%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.34%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.34%) JSUnit
12 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 152 (17.35%) Banking
2 71 (8.11%) Law
3 50 (5.71%) Retail
4 41 (4.68%) Retail Banking
5 25 (2.85%) Marketing
6 19 (2.17%) Legal
6 19 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 18 (2.05%) Telecoms
8 8 (0.91%) Publishing
9 6 (0.68%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.57%) Back Office
10 5 (0.57%) Electronics
11 4 (0.46%) Advertising
11 4 (0.46%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.34%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.23%) Front Office
13 2 (0.23%) German Language
13 2 (0.23%) Local Government
14 1 (0.11%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 193 (22.03%) Developer
2 184 (21.00%) Analyst
3 94 (10.73%) Project Manager
4 88 (10.05%) Business Analyst
5 63 (7.19%) Java Developer
6 54 (6.16%) Consultant
7 47 (5.37%) Architect
8 30 (3.42%) IT Manager
9 28 (3.20%) Data Analyst
10 27 (3.08%) Designer
11 21 (2.40%) Senior Manager
11 21 (2.40%) Test Analyst
12 20 (2.28%) IT Project Manager
12 20 (2.28%) Security Consultant
12 20 (2.28%) Senior Analyst
12 20 (2.28%) TIBCO Developer
13 19 (2.17%) Systems Analyst
14 18 (2.05%) Security Engineer
15 17 (1.94%) Network Engineer
15 17 (1.94%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (7.88%) HTML
2 59 (6.74%) CSS
3 40 (4.57%) .NET
3 40 (4.57%) Spring
4 27 (3.08%) Node.js
5 22 (2.51%) HTML5
5 22 (2.51%) Web Services
6 19 (2.17%) jQuery
6 19 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 16 (1.83%) AngularJS
7 16 (1.83%) XML
8 15 (1.71%) J2EE
8 15 (1.71%) WPF
9 14 (1.60%) CSS3
10 13 (1.48%) React
11 11 (1.26%) Middleware
11 11 (1.26%) SOAP
12 9 (1.03%) RESTful
13 8 (0.91%) JSON
14 6 (0.68%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 75 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (5.37%) Data Centre
3 37 (4.22%) Management Information System
3 37 (4.22%) User Experience
4 27 (3.08%) Computer Science
5 20 (2.28%) Mainframe
6 17 (1.94%) CMDB
7 12 (1.37%) Credit Risk
8 11 (1.26%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.14%) Fintech
10 7 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.80%) Private Cloud
10 7 (0.80%) Replication
11 6 (0.68%) DataPower
12 5 (0.57%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.46%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.46%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.46%) PMI
13 4 (0.46%) Smartphone
13 4 (0.46%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 80 (9.13%) Windows
2 70 (7.99%) Linux
3 50 (5.71%) Unix
4 20 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (2.05%) Windows 10
6 18 (2.05%) Windows 7
7 15 (1.71%) Windows Server
8 12 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (1.26%) AIX
9 11 (1.26%) Android
9 11 (1.26%) CatOS
10 6 (0.68%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.68%) Solaris
11 5 (0.57%) zOS
12 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.23%) Tru64
13 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.11%) MVS
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (23.06%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (15.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 102 (11.64%) Project Management
4 79 (9.02%) Migration
5 55 (6.28%) Business Analysis
6 54 (6.16%) ITIL
7 53 (6.05%) Scrum
8 43 (4.91%) Asset Management
8 43 (4.91%) Software Testing
9 42 (4.79%) Change Management
10 39 (4.45%) Analytics
11 34 (3.88%) PRINCE2
11 34 (3.88%) Programme Management
12 33 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
13 32 (3.65%) Risk Management
14 28 (3.20%) Business Intelligence
14 28 (3.20%) Front End Development
14 28 (3.20%) SDLC
15 27 (3.08%) Continuous Improvement
15 27 (3.08%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 143 (16.32%) SQL
2 125 (14.27%) Java
3 70 (7.99%) JavaScript
4 43 (4.91%) C#
5 33 (3.77%) PowerShell
6 28 (3.20%) Perl
6 28 (3.20%) Python
7 25 (2.85%) PL/SQL
8 14 (1.60%) VBA
9 12 (1.37%) C
9 12 (1.37%) VBScript
10 11 (1.26%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.03%) Bash Shell
12 8 (0.91%) JCL
13 6 (0.68%) Ruby
13 6 (0.68%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.68%) XAML
14 4 (0.46%) R
14 4 (0.46%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.34%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 50 (5.71%) Degree
2 22 (2.51%) CISSP
3 21 (2.40%) Security Cleared
4 14 (1.60%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.91%) ISEB
5 8 (0.91%) PMI Certification
6 7 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.68%) PMP
8 5 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (0.57%) SANS
9 4 (0.46%) CGEIT
9 4 (0.46%) CISA
9 4 (0.46%) CRISC
9 4 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.34%) APMP
10 3 (0.34%) CCSP
10 3 (0.34%) CEH
10 3 (0.34%) CISM
10 3 (0.34%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.42%) PMO
2 21 (2.40%) QA
3 9 (1.03%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.03%) MiFID
4 8 (0.91%) SLA
5 7 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.34%) EMIR
7 3 (0.34%) FINREP
7 3 (0.34%) IFRS
8 2 (0.23%) Basel II
8 2 (0.23%) COBIT
8 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.11%) Basel III
9 1 (0.11%) COREP
9 1 (0.11%) FATCA
9 1 (0.11%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (3.88%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (1.71%) XenApp
3 14 (1.60%) XenDesktop
4 10 (1.14%) VMware ESX
5 9 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (0.80%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.68%) Time Sharing Option
8 3 (0.34%) Docker
8 3 (0.34%) RACF
8 3 (0.34%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 3 (0.34%) vSphere
9 2 (0.23%) ACF2
9 2 (0.23%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.23%) HDFS
9 2 (0.23%) PowerHA
9 2 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Clusterware
10 1 (0.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 25 (2.85%) SCCM
2 11 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (1.14%) Ansible
3 10 (1.14%) SCOM
4 8 (0.91%) EMC NetWorker
5 6 (0.68%) Puppet
6 5 (0.57%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.46%) TIBCO Hawk
7 4 (0.46%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 4 (0.46%) yum
8 3 (0.34%) ArcSight ESM
8 3 (0.34%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.34%) QRadar
8 3 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.34%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 107 (12.21%) Microsoft
2 78 (8.90%) Oracle
3 34 (3.88%) IBM
4 31 (3.54%) VMware
5 29 (3.31%) Cisco
6 24 (2.74%) TIBCO
7 23 (2.63%) Symantec
8 22 (2.51%) SAP
9 20 (2.28%) Adobe
10 18 (2.05%) Citrix
11 15 (1.71%) Teradata
12 14 (1.60%) HP
13 12 (1.37%) Red Hat
13 12 (1.37%) Splunk
13 12 (1.37%) Sybase
14 11 (1.26%) Intel Security
15 10 (1.14%) EMC
16 9 (1.03%) OpenText
17 7 (0.80%) BT
17 7 (0.80%) Siemens
Scotland
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: £40000 - £48000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Empiric.com
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 8 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £10.30 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Larbert, Stirlingshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £10.30 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago