Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1,392 1,409 1,311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 25.99% 29.27% 27.17%
As % of the General category 64.33% 67.10% 66.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 784 845 798
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.54%
10th Percentile £305 £288 £263
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 11
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £14.25 £11.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +145.61% +26.11% -62.33%
10th Percentile £13.10 £9.85 £9.56
90th Percentile £44.27 £31.65 £38.00
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year +2.73% +8.93% -2.33%

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 2,164 2,100 1,971
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.40% 43.62% 40.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,017 1,073 1,099
Scotland median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £280 £258 £250
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 44 22
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £28.80 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.19% +8.68% -11.67%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.40 £9.66
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.38 £40.50
UK median hourly rate £23.34 £26.44 £23.75
% change year-on-year -11.72% +11.33% -1.04%

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 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -1 967 £425 +6.25% 136
Glasgow -1 355 £400 -5.16% 68
Stirling 0 16 £450 +20.81%
Aberdeen +10 9 £550 +83.33% 2
West Lothian +3 7 £413 +3.13% 2
Perth and Kinross - 4 £463 -
West Dunbartonshire +3 3 - - 1
Renfrewshire -23 3 £350 -6.67%
Dundee -9 2 £341 +46.77% 1
Scottish Borders - 2 £350 -
Fife +2 1 - - 2
North Lanarkshire - 1 £350 -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 436 (31.32%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (21.84%) Banking
3 237 (17.03%) SQL
4 232 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 219 (15.73%) Java
6 164 (11.78%) Project Management
7 152 (10.92%) Oracle
8 147 (10.56%) Microsoft
9 127 (9.12%) Migration
10 115 (8.26%) JavaScript
11 110 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
12 107 (7.69%) Python
13 105 (7.54%) Linux
14 103 (7.40%) Windows
15 100 (7.18%) Scrum
16 97 (6.97%) Problem-Solving
17 96 (6.90%) SQL Server
18 93 (6.68%) DevOps
19 86 (6.18%) Business Analysis
20 84 (6.03%) C#
21 80 (5.75%) Jenkins
22 79 (5.68%) HTML
23 77 (5.53%) Microsoft Excel
24 74 (5.32%) Amazon AWS
25 73 (5.24%) Risk Management
26 72 (5.17%) Unix
27 71 (5.10%) Analytics
28 67 (4.81%) Change Management
28 67 (4.81%) Asset Management
28 67 (4.81%) Spring

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 (4.24%) SAS
2 23 (1.65%) WebSphere
3 21 (1.51%) Confluence
3 21 (1.51%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.01%) JBoss
5 13 (0.93%) Apache
6 9 (0.65%) CMS
6 9 (0.65%) OpenStack
7 8 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
7 8 (0.57%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.43%) CICS
8 6 (0.43%) IIS
8 6 (0.43%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.29%) nginx
10 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.22%) IBM Domino
10 3 (0.22%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.22%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.22%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 77 (5.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 61 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
3 45 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (2.01%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.79%) InVision
7 5 (0.36%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.29%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.14%) Simulink
11 1 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.072%) EViews
11 1 (0.072%) Mingle
11 1 (0.072%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (0.93%) Markit EDM
4 11 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
5 10 (0.72%) AquaLogic BPM
6 9 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.43%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.36%) SAP CO
9 5 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
9 5 (0.36%) Sonata
9 5 (0.36%) thinkFolio
10 4 (0.29%) WebTrends
11 3 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.22%) SessionCam
11 3 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
12 2 (0.14%) CODA-Financials
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 74 (5.32%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (1.94%) Office 365
3 27 (1.94%) PaaS
4 19 (1.36%) GitHub
5 14 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
5 14 (1.01%) IaaS
5 14 (1.01%) SaaS
6 9 (0.65%) npm
7 8 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 7 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.50%) OpenShift
9 5 (0.36%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.36%) Datadog
9 5 (0.36%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.36%) Serverless
10 4 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
10 4 (0.29%) Google Tag Manager
10 4 (0.29%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.29%) Firewall
2 15 (1.08%) Network Security
3 11 (0.79%) Internet
4 8 (0.57%) SSL
5 6 (0.43%) DHCP
5 6 (0.43%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.36%) SAN
7 4 (0.29%) DNS
7 4 (0.29%) SMS
8 3 (0.22%) Broadband
8 3 (0.22%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.22%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.22%) Skype
8 3 (0.22%) SNA
8 3 (0.22%) SSH
8 3 (0.22%) Wireless
9 2 (0.14%) BIG-IP
9 2 (0.14%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.14%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.14%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 61 (4.38%) Relational Database
3 33 (2.37%) Hadoop
4 25 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (1.65%) Oracle Database
6 22 (1.58%) DB2
7 20 (1.44%) RDBMS
8 18 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
9 16 (1.15%) ArangoDB
9 16 (1.15%) Neo4j
10 13 (0.93%) MySQL
10 13 (0.93%) Power BI
11 12 (0.86%) Big Data
12 11 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (0.72%) Base SAS
13 10 (0.72%) QlikView
13 10 (0.72%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 8 (0.57%) MongoDB
14 8 (0.57%) NoSQL
15 7 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 80 (5.75%) Jenkins
2 54 (3.88%) Git (software)
3 46 (3.30%) JIRA
4 33 (2.37%) Maven
5 25 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (1.80%) TeamCity
6 21 (1.51%) Visual Studio
7 18 (1.29%) JUnit
8 14 (1.01%) Gradle
8 14 (1.01%) Selenium
9 13 (0.93%) Cucumber
9 13 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
10 11 (0.79%) FitNesse
10 11 (0.79%) SoapUI
11 10 (0.72%) Ant
11 10 (0.72%) Bitbucket
11 10 (0.72%) JMeter
12 9 (0.65%) Artifactory
12 9 (0.65%) IBM UrbanCode
12 9 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 304 (21.84%) Banking
2 46 (3.30%) Retail Banking
3 29 (2.08%) Financial Institution
4 27 (1.94%) Manufacturing
4 27 (1.94%) Retail
5 26 (1.87%) Front Office
6 24 (1.72%) Marketing
7 22 (1.58%) Legal
8 18 (1.29%) Investment Banking
9 15 (1.08%) Advertising
10 12 (0.86%) Telecoms
11 8 (0.57%) Games
12 6 (0.43%) Back Office
12 6 (0.43%) Law
13 4 (0.29%) Billing
13 4 (0.29%) Electronics
14 3 (0.22%) Avionics
15 2 (0.14%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.14%) Private Banking
16 1 (0.072%) Military
Job Titles
1 325 (23.35%) Analyst
2 292 (20.98%) Developer
3 189 (13.58%) Project Manager
4 126 (9.05%) Business Analyst
5 107 (7.69%) Architect
6 100 (7.18%) Java Developer
7 59 (4.24%) Solutions Architect
8 53 (3.81%) Consultant
9 47 (3.38%) Data Analyst
10 44 (3.16%) DevOps Engineer
11 37 (2.66%) Designer
12 34 (2.44%) Senior Developer
13 33 (2.37%) Scrum Master
14 32 (2.30%) Infrastructure Manager
14 32 (2.30%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 32 (2.30%) IT Manager
15 31 (2.23%) Full Stack Developer
16 30 (2.16%) IT Project Manager
17 26 (1.87%) .NET Developer
18 21 (1.51%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (5.68%) HTML
2 67 (4.81%) Spring
3 61 (4.38%) .NET
4 59 (4.24%) CSS
5 55 (3.95%) XML
6 52 (3.74%) React
6 52 (3.74%) SOAP
7 50 (3.59%) Web Services
8 49 (3.52%) AngularJS
9 45 (3.23%) HTML5
10 36 (2.59%) Hibernate
10 36 (2.59%) JSON
11 29 (2.08%) REST
12 24 (1.72%) jQuery
13 23 (1.65%) ASP.NET
14 22 (1.58%) Node.js
14 22 (1.58%) RESTful
15 21 (1.51%) J2EE
16 16 (1.15%) .NET Framework
16 16 (1.15%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 110 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (3.09%) User Experience
3 36 (2.59%) Data Centre
4 23 (1.65%) Derivative
5 22 (1.58%) Reference Data
6 19 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
7 17 (1.22%) Management Information System
7 17 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (1.22%) Virtual Team
8 15 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
9 14 (1.01%) Computer Science
10 12 (0.86%) Credit Risk
10 12 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (0.86%) Mobile App
11 10 (0.72%) PKI
12 9 (0.65%) Mainframe
13 8 (0.57%) Equities
13 8 (0.57%) Fintech
14 7 (0.50%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 105 (7.54%) Linux
2 103 (7.40%) Windows
3 72 (5.17%) Unix
4 26 (1.87%) Windows 10
5 21 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (1.51%) Windows 7
6 20 (1.44%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.65%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.65%) Solaris
8 7 (0.50%) Android
8 7 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.43%) zOS
10 5 (0.36%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.22%) AIX
11 3 (0.22%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.14%) CentOS
12 2 (0.14%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.14%) HPUX
12 2 (0.14%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 436 (31.32%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 164 (11.78%) Project Management
4 127 (9.12%) Migration
5 100 (7.18%) Scrum
6 97 (6.97%) Problem-Solving
7 93 (6.68%) DevOps
8 86 (6.18%) Business Analysis
9 73 (5.24%) Risk Management
10 71 (5.10%) Analytics
11 67 (4.81%) Asset Management
11 67 (4.81%) Change Management
12 60 (4.31%) SDLC
13 59 (4.24%) Test Automation
14 58 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
15 56 (4.02%) OO
16 55 (3.95%) Data Analysis
16 55 (3.95%) Software Engineering
17 54 (3.88%) Waterfall
18 51 (3.66%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 237 (17.03%) SQL
2 219 (15.73%) Java
3 115 (8.26%) JavaScript
4 107 (7.69%) Python
5 84 (6.03%) C#
6 48 (3.45%) Perl
7 31 (2.23%) Java 8
8 29 (2.08%) C++
9 28 (2.01%) PowerShell
10 26 (1.87%) Ruby
11 22 (1.58%) Scala
11 22 (1.58%) VBA
12 21 (1.51%) Groovy
13 19 (1.36%) Bash Shell
13 19 (1.36%) Shell Script
14 17 (1.22%) C
14 17 (1.22%) Go
15 15 (1.08%) PL/SQL
16 10 (0.72%) R
16 10 (0.72%) XPath
Qualifications
1 53 (3.81%) Degree
2 31 (2.23%) CISSP
3 25 (1.80%) CISM
4 15 (1.08%) PMP
5 10 (0.72%) PMI Certification
6 8 (0.57%) CISA
6 8 (0.57%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (0.36%) ISEB
8 5 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.29%) APMP
9 4 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.29%) Security Cleared
10 3 (0.22%) CBAP
10 3 (0.22%) CGEIT
10 3 (0.22%) CRISC
10 3 (0.22%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.24%) PMO
2 42 (3.02%) GDPR
3 33 (2.37%) QA
4 31 (2.23%) Data Quality
5 16 (1.15%) FINRA
6 10 (0.72%) IFRS
7 9 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.57%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.50%) COBIT
9 7 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (0.50%) PSD2
10 5 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.29%) IFRS 9
11 4 (0.29%) MiFID
11 4 (0.29%) Solvency II
12 3 (0.22%) FATCA
13 2 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
13 2 (0.14%) COREP
13 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 52 (3.74%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.72%) Docker
3 17 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.36%) Firmware
5 5 (0.36%) XenApp
5 5 (0.36%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.22%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 3 (0.22%) RACF
7 3 (0.22%) Time Sharing Option
8 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.14%) iptables
8 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 2 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.14%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.14%) vSphere
9 1 (0.072%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 44 (3.16%) Ansible
2 31 (2.23%) Puppet
3 25 (1.80%) Terraform
4 20 (1.44%) SCCM
5 18 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (0.93%) Kubernetes
7 8 (0.57%) Control-M
8 5 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.36%) Nagios
8 5 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.29%) CASB
9 4 (0.29%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.22%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.22%) zSecure
11 2 (0.14%) FlexNet
11 2 (0.14%) Kibana
11 2 (0.14%) Mesos
11 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 152 (10.92%) Oracle
2 147 (10.56%) Microsoft
3 34 (2.44%) VMware
4 27 (1.94%) IBM
5 23 (1.65%) Tableau
6 20 (1.44%) Sybase
6 20 (1.44%) Symantec
7 18 (1.29%) Cloudera
8 17 (1.22%) Citrix
8 17 (1.22%) McAfee
8 17 (1.22%) SAP
9 16 (1.15%) CA
9 16 (1.15%) Hortonworks
9 16 (1.15%) Varonis
10 14 (1.01%) Charles River
10 14 (1.01%) Informatica
10 14 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (1.01%) Teradata
11 13 (0.93%) Adobe
11 13 (0.93%) Red Hat