Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1,482 1,007 1,708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 28.66% 28.09% 31.06%
As % of the General category 72.26% 68.46% 68.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 623 997
Scotland median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +1.01%
10th Percentile £310 £263 £260
90th Percentile £550 £559 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 11
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £46.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.04% +6.98% +47.41%
10th Percentile £10.25 £14.90 £11.30
90th Percentile £50.35 £63.46 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -26.67% +39.53% +17.36%

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 2,051 1,471 2,511
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 39.66% 41.03% 45.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,103 815 1,290
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.25% - +1.91%
10th Percentile £302 £256 £260
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 23 19
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £32.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.78% -5.88% +16.56%
10th Percentile £10.25 £12.66 £10.27
90th Percentile £46.50 £51.18 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £26.11 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +4.43% -9.09% +22.22%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 1,069 £425 - 186
Glasgow -1 319 £400 +7.02% 76
Stirling 0 27 £450 -5.26% 6
Aberdeen -3 12 £600 +108.70% 1
West Lothian -4 8 £275 -23.08% 7
Fife +11 6 £106 - 2
Renfrewshire -25 6 £176 -11.88% 1
West Dunbartonshire +1 2 £333 -10.14%
Perth and Kinross +1 2 £450 -
Scottish Borders 0 2 - -
Dundee -11 1 £258 +10.75% 1
Aberdeenshire - 1 £425 - 5
East Renfrewshire - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Moray - 1 - -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 372 (25.10%) Agile Software Development
2 355 (23.95%) Banking
3 303 (20.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 209 (14.10%) SQL
5 159 (10.73%) Oracle
6 156 (10.53%) Project Management
7 148 (9.99%) Migration
8 143 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
9 141 (9.51%) Microsoft
10 132 (8.91%) Java
11 119 (8.03%) Business Analysis
12 117 (7.89%) Windows
12 117 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
13 112 (7.56%) Asset Management
14 103 (6.95%) JavaScript
15 96 (6.48%) Unix
16 93 (6.28%) Scrum
17 90 (6.07%) Linux
18 88 (5.94%) Data Analysis
19 81 (5.47%) Retail Banking
20 77 (5.20%) C#
21 73 (4.93%) Active Directory
22 70 (4.72%) SQL Server
23 65 (4.39%) ETL
23 65 (4.39%) Test Automation
24 64 (4.32%) HTML
25 63 (4.25%) Change Management
25 63 (4.25%) Waterfall
26 62 (4.18%) .NET
27 61 (4.12%) Degree

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 42 (2.83%) SAS
2 33 (2.23%) SharePoint
3 23 (1.55%) WebSphere
4 16 (1.08%) MS Exchange
4 16 (1.08%) Skype for Business
5 15 (1.01%) Confluence
6 14 (0.94%) PowerExchange
7 10 (0.67%) JBoss
8 9 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
8 9 (0.61%) IIS
9 8 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.40%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.34%) Apache
11 5 (0.34%) CMS
11 5 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.27%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.20%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.20%) MQSeries
Applications
1 56 (3.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (3.24%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (2.29%) Microsoft Project
4 32 (2.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (1.28%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.81%) InVision
7 8 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.54%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.13%) SPSS
9 1 (0.067%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.067%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.067%) Mingle
9 1 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (1.69%) Markit EDM
2 19 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (1.01%) Sonata
4 14 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (0.81%) thinkFolio
6 10 (0.67%) HFM
6 10 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
8 5 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.27%) MultiFonds
9 4 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
10 3 (0.20%) AquaLogic BPM
10 3 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
10 3 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.20%) SAP MM
10 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.20%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 54 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (2.02%) Office 365
4 22 (1.48%) PaaS
5 13 (0.88%) SaaS
6 11 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
6 11 (0.74%) IaaS
7 8 (0.54%) npm
8 7 (0.47%) GitHub
9 6 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 5 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.27%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.20%) Serverless
13 2 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.067%) Amazon Glacier
14 1 (0.067%) FinancialForce
14 1 (0.067%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.067%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.067%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.35%) Firewall
2 18 (1.21%) SAN
3 17 (1.15%) Network Security
4 16 (1.08%) DHCP
5 15 (1.01%) DNS
5 15 (1.01%) Skype
5 15 (1.01%) TCP/IP
6 10 (0.67%) Internet
7 8 (0.54%) Unified Communications
7 8 (0.54%) VPN
8 6 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (0.40%) LAN
8 6 (0.40%) WAN
9 4 (0.27%) BGP
9 4 (0.27%) EIGRP
9 4 (0.27%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.27%) MPLS
9 4 (0.27%) SMS
9 4 (0.27%) VoIP
9 4 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (4.72%) SQL Server
2 53 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (2.36%) Hadoop
4 34 (2.29%) Relational Database
5 33 (2.23%) Oracle Database
6 28 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 24 (1.62%) PowerCenter
8 18 (1.21%) Big Data
9 17 (1.15%) Data Lake
9 17 (1.15%) DB2
9 17 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (0.94%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 14 (0.94%) Power BI
10 14 (0.94%) RDBMS
11 12 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (0.61%) NoSQL
13 8 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (0.54%) QlikView
14 7 (0.47%) MongoDB
14 7 (0.47%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 49 (3.31%) Git (software)
1 49 (3.31%) JIRA
2 41 (2.77%) Jenkins
3 22 (1.48%) Cucumber
3 22 (1.48%) Selenium
4 20 (1.35%) Maven
5 12 (0.81%) ERwin
5 12 (0.81%) TeamCity
6 11 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (0.67%) GitLab
7 10 (0.67%) JUnit
7 10 (0.67%) Mockito
7 10 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
8 9 (0.61%) FitNesse
8 9 (0.61%) Gradle
8 9 (0.61%) JMeter
9 8 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (0.47%) Artifactory
10 7 (0.47%) Axure RP
10 7 (0.47%) LoadRunner
General
1 355 (23.95%) Banking
2 81 (5.47%) Retail Banking
3 36 (2.43%) Financial Institution
4 26 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 25 (1.69%) Marketing
6 24 (1.62%) Legal
7 18 (1.21%) Back Office
8 17 (1.15%) Front Office
9 15 (1.01%) Telecoms
10 14 (0.94%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.81%) Electronics
11 12 (0.81%) Retail
12 10 (0.67%) Billing
13 6 (0.40%) General Ledger
13 6 (0.40%) Law
14 5 (0.34%) Advertising
15 3 (0.20%) German Language
16 2 (0.13%) Private Banking
17 1 (0.067%) Corporate Banking
17 1 (0.067%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 429 (28.95%) Analyst
2 237 (15.99%) Developer
3 218 (14.71%) Business Analyst
4 187 (12.62%) Project Manager
5 107 (7.22%) Architect
6 69 (4.66%) Solutions Architect
7 60 (4.05%) Consultant
8 56 (3.78%) Designer
9 53 (3.58%) Java Developer
10 39 (2.63%) Test Analyst
11 38 (2.56%) Systems Analyst
12 37 (2.50%) IT Manager
13 35 (2.36%) Scrum Master
14 34 (2.29%) Infrastructure Manager
14 34 (2.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 33 (2.23%) Senior Developer
16 31 (2.09%) .NET Developer
16 31 (2.09%) Data Analyst
17 30 (2.02%) DevOps Engineer
18 29 (1.96%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (4.32%) HTML
2 62 (4.18%) .NET
3 54 (3.64%) CSS
4 50 (3.37%) AngularJS
5 45 (3.04%) Web Services
6 43 (2.90%) Spring
7 36 (2.43%) HTML5
8 34 (2.29%) XML
9 30 (2.02%) ASP.NET
10 29 (1.96%) SOAP
11 25 (1.69%) RESTful
12 24 (1.62%) ASP.NET MVC
13 23 (1.55%) .NET Framework
13 23 (1.55%) ASP.NET Web API
14 22 (1.48%) React
15 21 (1.42%) jQuery
16 20 (1.35%) JSON
17 18 (1.21%) CSS3
17 18 (1.21%) Node.js
18 17 (1.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 143 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (3.04%) User Experience
3 32 (2.16%) Mainframe
4 27 (1.82%) Data Centre
4 27 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (1.55%) Virtual Team
6 22 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (1.15%) Credit Risk
7 17 (1.15%) Derivative
7 17 (1.15%) Fixed Income
7 17 (1.15%) Management Information System
7 17 (1.15%) Mobile App
8 15 (1.01%) Equities
9 14 (0.94%) Clustering
10 13 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (0.81%) Computer Science
12 11 (0.74%) Fintech
12 11 (0.74%) PKI
13 10 (0.67%) iPad
14 8 (0.54%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 117 (7.89%) Windows
2 96 (6.48%) Unix
3 90 (6.07%) Linux
4 44 (2.97%) Windows Server
5 36 (2.43%) Windows 10
6 32 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (1.08%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.61%) AIX
10 9 (0.61%) zOS
11 5 (0.34%) Solaris
11 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.27%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.27%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.13%) Android
13 2 (0.13%) HPUX
13 2 (0.13%) SUSE
14 1 (0.067%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.067%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (25.10%) Agile Software Development
2 303 (20.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 156 (10.53%) Project Management
4 148 (9.99%) Migration
5 119 (8.03%) Business Analysis
6 117 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
7 112 (7.56%) Asset Management
8 93 (6.28%) Scrum
9 88 (5.94%) Data Analysis
10 65 (4.39%) ETL
10 65 (4.39%) Test Automation
11 63 (4.25%) Change Management
11 63 (4.25%) Waterfall
12 58 (3.91%) DevOps
12 58 (3.91%) Risk Management
13 57 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
14 56 (3.78%) Data Migration
15 55 (3.71%) Continuous Improvement
16 53 (3.58%) TDD
17 52 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 209 (14.10%) SQL
2 132 (8.91%) Java
3 103 (6.95%) JavaScript
4 77 (5.20%) C#
5 54 (3.64%) Python
6 38 (2.56%) PowerShell
7 24 (1.62%) Ruby
8 22 (1.48%) Java 8
9 15 (1.01%) PL/SQL
10 13 (0.88%) Perl
11 12 (0.81%) C++
11 12 (0.81%) T-SQL
12 11 (0.74%) C
12 11 (0.74%) Shell Script
12 11 (0.74%) VBA
13 10 (0.67%) Bash Shell
13 10 (0.67%) TypeScript
14 6 (0.40%) PHP
14 6 (0.40%) R
14 6 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 61 (4.12%) Degree
2 19 (1.28%) ISTQB
3 17 (1.15%) CISSP
4 16 (1.08%) PMP
5 12 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (0.81%) ISEB
5 12 (0.81%) PMI Certification
6 8 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (0.54%) Security Cleared
7 7 (0.47%) CCNA
7 7 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (0.40%) CCNP
8 6 (0.40%) SC Cleared
9 5 (0.34%) APMP
9 5 (0.34%) CISA
9 5 (0.34%) CISM
9 5 (0.34%) SANS
9 5 (0.34%) Sun Certification
10 4 (0.27%) ACCA
10 4 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (4.12%) PMO
2 51 (3.44%) QA
3 41 (2.77%) Data Quality
4 34 (2.29%) GDPR
5 16 (1.08%) PSD2
6 12 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
7 11 (0.74%) MiFID
8 8 (0.54%) FATCA
8 8 (0.54%) SLA
9 7 (0.47%) IFRS
9 7 (0.47%) Solvency II
10 6 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.34%) Actionable Recommendations
11 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 4 (0.27%) FINREP
13 3 (0.20%) Basel II
13 3 (0.20%) COBIT
13 3 (0.20%) IFRS 9
13 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
14 2 (0.13%) EMIR
System Software
1 73 (4.93%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.35%) XenDesktop
4 18 (1.21%) Docker
4 18 (1.21%) XenApp
5 15 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.61%) vSphere
7 5 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 4 (0.27%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.20%) RACF
9 3 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.13%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.13%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 2 (0.13%) Time Sharing Option
10 2 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 43 (2.90%) Ansible
2 31 (2.09%) Puppet
3 29 (1.96%) SCCM
4 20 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (0.40%) Kubernetes
9 5 (0.34%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.27%) Packer
10 4 (0.27%) SCOM
10 4 (0.27%) WMI
11 3 (0.20%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.20%) Graphite
11 3 (0.20%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.20%) Icinga
11 3 (0.20%) Terraform
12 2 (0.13%) Ambari
12 2 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
12 2 (0.13%) zSecure
Vendors
1 159 (10.73%) Oracle
2 141 (9.51%) Microsoft
3 45 (3.04%) Informatica
3 45 (3.04%) VMware
4 35 (2.36%) Teradata
5 33 (2.23%) Citrix
6 25 (1.69%) Cisco
6 25 (1.69%) IBM
7 24 (1.62%) Charles River
7 24 (1.62%) SAP
8 17 (1.15%) CA
8 17 (1.15%) Hyperion
9 16 (1.08%) Bloomberg
10 15 (1.01%) Red Hat
11 13 (0.88%) FNZ
11 13 (0.88%) HP
11 13 (0.88%) Splunk
12 12 (0.81%) CODA
12 12 (0.81%) Veritas
13 11 (0.74%) Ivanti