Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1,453 1,258 1,605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 26.41% 29.16% 30.52%
As % of the General category 67.83% 67.16% 67.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 852 744 975
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £308 £288 £270
90th Percentile £538 £575 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +5.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 13
Scotland median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +6.06% -45.00%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.96 £9.56
90th Percentile £39.11 £31.08 £49.20
UK median hourly rate £23.65 £25.31 £20.50
% change year-on-year -6.56% +23.46% -3.53%

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 2,142 1,873 2,394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.94% 43.42% 45.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,073 993 1,316
Scotland median daily rate £424 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £285 £260 £260
90th Percentile £549 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 37 25
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £28.80 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.31% +30.91% -26.67%
10th Percentile £10.21 £11.25 £9.56
90th Percentile £49.50 £45.40 £45.40
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% +4.03%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 0 996 £425 +4.29% 91
Glasgow 0 373 £425 +6.25% 63
Stirling 0 25 £450 -5.26% 2
West Lothian +4 10 £275 -28.10% 8
Aberdeen +8 9 £550 +41.94% 3
West Dunbartonshire +2 4 £390 +4.00% 1
Fife +1 4 £106 - 1
Perth and Kinross - 4 £463 -
Renfrewshire -35 3 £281 -25.00%
Dundee -10 2 £341 +46.77%
Aberdeenshire 0 1 £425 +6.25% 1
Scottish Borders 0 1 - - 2
East Renfrewshire - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 465 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 338 (23.26%) Banking
3 264 (18.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 242 (16.66%) SQL
5 210 (14.45%) Java
6 170 (11.70%) Project Management
7 158 (10.87%) Microsoft
8 156 (10.74%) Oracle
9 147 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
10 138 (9.50%) JavaScript
11 119 (8.19%) Migration
12 115 (7.91%) Problem-Solving
13 108 (7.43%) Business Analysis
14 106 (7.30%) Scrum
15 105 (7.23%) Windows
16 101 (6.95%) SQL Server
17 92 (6.33%) HTML
18 87 (5.99%) C#
18 87 (5.99%) Python
19 86 (5.92%) Linux
20 82 (5.64%) Asset Management
21 77 (5.30%) Unix
21 77 (5.30%) CSS
22 72 (4.96%) Spring
23 71 (4.89%) .NET
23 71 (4.89%) Jenkins
24 70 (4.82%) Data Analysis
25 66 (4.54%) DevOps
26 65 (4.47%) Analytics
27 64 (4.40%) PMO

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 59 (4.06%) SAS
2 25 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 24 (1.65%) WebSphere
4 23 (1.58%) Confluence
5 15 (1.03%) JBoss
6 14 (0.96%) Apache
7 11 (0.76%) MS Exchange
8 9 (0.62%) Skype for Business
9 8 (0.55%) CMS
9 8 (0.55%) IIS
10 7 (0.48%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
11 6 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.34%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.34%) CICS
12 5 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.28%) MQSeries
13 4 (0.28%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (0.28%) PowerExchange
13 4 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 63 (4.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
3 43 (2.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (2.06%) Microsoft Project
5 24 (1.65%) MS Visio
6 17 (1.17%) InVision
7 9 (0.62%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.28%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.14%) Mingle
11 2 (0.14%) SPSS
12 1 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 26 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.45%) Markit EDM
3 14 (0.96%) Sonata
4 13 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (0.83%) thinkFolio
6 9 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
7 8 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
8 7 (0.48%) AquaLogic BPM
9 5 (0.34%) SAP FI
10 4 (0.28%) MultiFonds
10 4 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.28%) SAP CO
10 4 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
10 4 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
11 3 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
11 3 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
12 2 (0.14%) Actimize
12 2 (0.14%) HFM
12 2 (0.14%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 51 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (2.06%) Office 365
4 27 (1.86%) PaaS
5 15 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
6 14 (0.96%) GitHub
6 14 (0.96%) SaaS
7 13 (0.89%) IaaS
8 11 (0.76%) npm
9 8 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 5 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.34%) Serverless
11 4 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.28%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.21%) Datadog
12 3 (0.21%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.14%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.03%) Network Security
2 12 (0.83%) DHCP
2 12 (0.83%) Firewall
3 11 (0.76%) Internet
4 9 (0.62%) Skype
4 9 (0.62%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.55%) DNS
6 7 (0.48%) SMS
7 6 (0.41%) SSL
8 5 (0.34%) Broadband
9 4 (0.28%) 4G
9 4 (0.28%) SAN
9 4 (0.28%) Wireless
10 3 (0.21%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.21%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.21%) Software-Defined Networking
10 3 (0.21%) SSH
10 3 (0.21%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.21%) VPN
11 2 (0.14%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (6.95%) SQL Server
2 59 (4.06%) Relational Database
3 38 (2.62%) Hadoop
4 30 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (1.65%) DB2
5 24 (1.65%) Oracle Database
6 19 (1.31%) RDBMS
6 19 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (1.10%) Big Data
8 14 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
9 13 (0.89%) Power BI
9 13 (0.89%) QlikView
10 11 (0.76%) ArangoDB
10 11 (0.76%) Neo4j
10 11 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (0.62%) Base SAS
12 8 (0.55%) MySQL
12 8 (0.55%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 7 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (0.48%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 71 (4.89%) Jenkins
2 59 (4.06%) Git (software)
3 53 (3.65%) JIRA
4 35 (2.41%) Maven
5 23 (1.58%) Cucumber
6 22 (1.51%) Selenium
6 22 (1.51%) TeamCity
7 20 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (1.10%) JUnit
8 16 (1.10%) Visual Studio
9 15 (1.03%) Gradle
10 14 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
11 13 (0.89%) JMeter
12 11 (0.76%) FitNesse
13 10 (0.69%) Artifactory
14 9 (0.62%) Ant
14 9 (0.62%) Axure RP
14 9 (0.62%) IBM UrbanCode
14 9 (0.62%) SoapUI
15 8 (0.55%) Bitbucket
General
1 338 (23.26%) Banking
2 58 (3.99%) Retail Banking
3 38 (2.62%) Manufacturing
4 35 (2.41%) Financial Institution
5 32 (2.20%) Marketing
6 30 (2.06%) Legal
7 25 (1.72%) Front Office
8 22 (1.51%) Telecoms
9 21 (1.45%) Investment Banking
10 17 (1.17%) Retail
11 15 (1.03%) Electronics
12 13 (0.89%) Advertising
13 10 (0.69%) Back Office
14 9 (0.62%) Billing
15 8 (0.55%) Games
16 5 (0.34%) General Ledger
17 4 (0.28%) Law
18 3 (0.21%) German Language
19 2 (0.14%) Private Banking
20 1 (0.069%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 368 (25.33%) Analyst
2 303 (20.85%) Developer
3 191 (13.15%) Project Manager
4 158 (10.87%) Business Analyst
5 112 (7.71%) Architect
6 95 (6.54%) Java Developer
7 72 (4.96%) Solutions Architect
8 57 (3.92%) Designer
9 44 (3.03%) Consultant
9 44 (3.03%) Data Analyst
10 42 (2.89%) Senior Developer
11 38 (2.62%) Scrum Master
12 35 (2.41%) IT Manager
13 34 (2.34%) .NET Developer
14 32 (2.20%) Infrastructure Manager
14 32 (2.20%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 31 (2.13%) IT Project Manager
15 31 (2.13%) Test Analyst
16 30 (2.06%) Full Stack Developer
17 28 (1.93%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (6.33%) HTML
2 77 (5.30%) CSS
3 72 (4.96%) Spring
4 71 (4.89%) .NET
5 57 (3.92%) AngularJS
6 54 (3.72%) SOAP
7 52 (3.58%) HTML5
7 52 (3.58%) XML
8 50 (3.44%) Web Services
9 42 (2.89%) JSON
10 39 (2.68%) React
11 34 (2.34%) Hibernate
12 30 (2.06%) jQuery
13 29 (2.00%) REST
14 28 (1.93%) RESTful
15 27 (1.86%) ASP.NET
16 24 (1.65%) .NET Framework
16 24 (1.65%) J2EE
16 24 (1.65%) Node.js
17 19 (1.31%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 147 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (4.13%) User Experience
3 28 (1.93%) Data Centre
4 24 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (1.51%) Derivative
6 21 (1.45%) Computer Science
6 21 (1.45%) Management Information System
7 20 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (1.24%) Virtual Team
9 17 (1.17%) Mainframe
10 16 (1.10%) Mobile App
11 14 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
11 14 (0.96%) PKI
11 14 (0.96%) Reference Data
12 13 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
13 12 (0.83%) Clustering
14 10 (0.69%) Credit Risk
14 10 (0.69%) Equities
15 9 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 8 (0.55%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 105 (7.23%) Windows
2 86 (5.92%) Linux
3 77 (5.30%) Unix
4 33 (2.27%) Windows 10
5 29 (2.00%) Windows Server
6 19 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (1.03%) Windows 7
8 12 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.55%) zOS
10 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.34%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.34%) Solaris
12 4 (0.28%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.21%) AIX
13 3 (0.21%) Android
14 2 (0.14%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.069%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.069%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.069%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 465 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (18.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 170 (11.70%) Project Management
4 119 (8.19%) Migration
5 115 (7.91%) Problem-Solving
6 108 (7.43%) Business Analysis
7 106 (7.30%) Scrum
8 82 (5.64%) Asset Management
9 70 (4.82%) Data Analysis
10 66 (4.54%) DevOps
11 65 (4.47%) Analytics
12 61 (4.20%) Waterfall
13 60 (4.13%) Risk Management
14 55 (3.79%) Business Intelligence
14 55 (3.79%) Test Automation
15 54 (3.72%) Change Management
16 53 (3.65%) Continuous Improvement
16 53 (3.65%) TDD
17 50 (3.44%) Continuous Integration
17 50 (3.44%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 242 (16.66%) SQL
2 210 (14.45%) Java
3 138 (9.50%) JavaScript
4 87 (5.99%) C#
4 87 (5.99%) Python
5 38 (2.62%) Java 8
6 34 (2.34%) Perl
7 23 (1.58%) Shell Script
8 21 (1.45%) Scala
9 17 (1.17%) C++
9 17 (1.17%) PL/SQL
9 17 (1.17%) PowerShell
10 15 (1.03%) Ruby
11 14 (0.96%) Bash Shell
12 13 (0.89%) C
12 13 (0.89%) R
12 13 (0.89%) VBA
13 12 (0.83%) Groovy
14 11 (0.76%) Go
15 9 (0.62%) X++
Qualifications
1 59 (4.06%) Degree
2 31 (2.13%) CISSP
3 19 (1.31%) CISM
4 12 (0.83%) ISTQB
5 11 (0.76%) PMP
6 10 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (0.69%) ISEB
7 8 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (0.48%) APMP
8 7 (0.48%) CISA
8 7 (0.48%) PMI Certification
9 6 (0.41%) Security Cleared
10 5 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (0.34%) SANS
11 4 (0.28%) CEH
11 4 (0.28%) CGEIT
11 4 (0.28%) CRISC
11 4 (0.28%) SC Cleared
12 3 (0.21%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.40%) PMO
2 46 (3.17%) QA
3 39 (2.68%) GDPR
4 30 (2.06%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.83%) PSD2
6 11 (0.76%) FINRA
7 10 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
8 8 (0.55%) MiFID
9 7 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (0.34%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.28%) COBIT
11 4 (0.28%) IFRS
12 3 (0.21%) IFRS 9
12 3 (0.21%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.14%) Basel II
13 2 (0.14%) COREP
13 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.14%) EMIR
13 2 (0.14%) FATCA
System Software
1 58 (3.99%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.45%) Docker
2 21 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.76%) XenDesktop
4 8 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (0.55%) XenApp
5 6 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.28%) RACF
7 3 (0.21%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.21%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 3 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
7 3 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.14%) iptables
8 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 1 (0.069%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.069%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.069%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.069%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (1.93%) Ansible
2 22 (1.51%) SCCM
3 21 (1.45%) Puppet
4 13 (0.89%) Terraform
5 10 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.55%) Control-M
6 8 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.48%) Kubernetes
7 7 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.34%) CASB
10 4 (0.28%) HAProxy
10 4 (0.28%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.21%) Nagios
11 3 (0.21%) zSecure
12 2 (0.14%) CA Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.14%) FlexNet
12 2 (0.14%) Graphite
12 2 (0.14%) Icinga
12 2 (0.14%) Packer
Vendors
1 158 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 156 (10.74%) Oracle
3 34 (2.34%) VMware
4 28 (1.93%) SAP
5 26 (1.79%) IBM
6 24 (1.65%) Citrix
7 23 (1.58%) Teradata
8 22 (1.51%) Informatica
9 20 (1.38%) Charles River
10 17 (1.17%) Sybase
10 17 (1.17%) Symantec
11 16 (1.10%) CA
12 15 (1.03%) Tableau
13 14 (0.96%) Red Hat
13 14 (0.96%) Splunk
14 13 (0.89%) Cloudera
15 12 (0.83%) McAfee
16 11 (0.76%) FNZ
16 11 (0.76%) Hortonworks
16 11 (0.76%) Varonis