Period
to 21 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 1 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 1,221 1,458 836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 26.23% 29.68% 22.26%
As % of the General category 62.78% 69.40% 67.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 878 505
Scotland median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £308 £306 £261
90th Percentile £575 £557 £538
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 14
Scotland median hourly rate £19.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.29% - +3.83%
10th Percentile £15.73 £12.75 £13.09
90th Percentile £44.27 £86.47 £58.89
UK median hourly rate £24.73 £21.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +15.02% -21.82% +5.77%

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 1,945 2,101 1,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 41.78% 42.77% 33.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,027 1,097 685
Scotland median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £285 £280 £261
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 35 21
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -16.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £12.14 £12.75 £11.30
90th Percentile £46.38 £48.32 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £24.96 £25.31 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.37% +1.23% -9.09%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 0 851 £431 +1.47% 115
Glasgow 0 283 £410 +5.47% 65
Stirling 0 13 £425 +60.38% 1
Fife +9 10 £375 - 2
Aberdeen +2 7 £200 -66.67% 7
Renfrewshire -5 7 £354 +298.59% 2
West Lothian +7 5 £450 +5.88% 3
Scottish Borders 0 1 £350 - 1
Highlands -2 1 £165 - 3
North Lanarkshire - 1 £350 - 3
South Lanarkshire - 1 £325 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £263 - 2
Clackmannanshire - 1 - - 1
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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.

1 386 (31.61%) Agile Software Development
2 278 (22.77%) Banking
3 192 (15.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 169 (13.84%) SQL
5 165 (13.51%) Java
6 132 (10.81%) Project Management
7 129 (10.57%) Migration
8 113 (9.25%) Linux
9 111 (9.09%) Microsoft
10 109 (8.93%) Oracle
11 108 (8.85%) DevOps
12 92 (7.53%) Scrum
13 87 (7.13%) Amazon AWS
13 87 (7.13%) Problem-Solving
14 83 (6.80%) Asset Management
15 80 (6.55%) Windows
15 80 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
16 78 (6.39%) Jenkins
17 77 (6.31%) Business Analysis
18 76 (6.22%) Python
19 75 (6.14%) JavaScript
20 69 (5.65%) Unix
21 66 (5.41%) Test Automation
22 65 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure
22 65 (5.32%) Web Services
22 65 (5.32%) SQL Server
23 64 (5.24%) Retail Banking
24 63 (5.16%) Change Management
25 62 (5.08%) Waterfall
26 61 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel

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 27 (2.21%) SAS
2 18 (1.47%) SharePoint
3 12 (0.98%) Confluence
3 12 (0.98%) FileNet
3 12 (0.98%) Tomcat
3 12 (0.98%) WebSphere
4 9 (0.74%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.57%) Apache Spark
5 7 (0.57%) NServiceBus
6 5 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (0.41%) JBoss
6 5 (0.41%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.33%) Alfresco
7 4 (0.33%) CMS
8 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.25%) IBM Domino
8 3 (0.25%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.16%) Apache
9 2 (0.16%) MQSeries
Applications
1 61 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 59 (4.83%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (2.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (1.23%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.33%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.25%) InVision
8 2 (0.16%) Simulink
9 1 (0.082%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.082%) EViews
9 1 (0.082%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.66%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 7 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (0.49%) Primavera
3 6 (0.49%) thinkFolio
4 5 (0.41%) Actimize
4 5 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.33%) AquaLogic BPM
5 4 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.33%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.25%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.25%) SessionCam
7 2 (0.16%) CODA-Financials
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.082%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.082%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.082%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 87 (7.13%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (3.03%) Office 365
4 21 (1.72%) PaaS
5 18 (1.47%) GitHub
6 13 (1.06%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 12 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
7 12 (0.98%) SaaS
7 12 (0.98%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 11 (0.90%) IaaS
9 8 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (0.66%) Serverless
10 6 (0.49%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.41%) Apigee
11 5 (0.41%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.41%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.33%) Google Tag Manager
13 3 (0.25%) AdWords
13 3 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (3.60%) Firewall
2 16 (1.31%) Network Security
3 13 (1.06%) DNS
3 13 (1.06%) LAN
4 11 (0.90%) WAN
5 10 (0.82%) Internet
6 9 (0.74%) NetScaler
6 9 (0.74%) SAN
7 7 (0.57%) DHCP
7 7 (0.57%) Skype
7 7 (0.57%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.49%) VPN
9 5 (0.41%) SSL
9 5 (0.41%) Wireless
9 5 (0.41%) Wireshark
10 4 (0.33%) BIG-IP
10 4 (0.33%) Bluetooth
10 4 (0.33%) MPLS
10 4 (0.33%) NFC
10 4 (0.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (5.32%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.95%) Relational Database
3 24 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (1.97%) Hadoop
3 24 (1.97%) RDBMS
4 20 (1.64%) Big Data
5 19 (1.56%) Oracle Database
6 17 (1.39%) MySQL
7 15 (1.23%) Power BI
8 14 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
8 14 (1.15%) MongoDB
8 14 (1.15%) NoSQL
9 12 (0.98%) DB2
9 12 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
11 8 (0.66%) ArangoDB
11 8 (0.66%) Neo4j
11 8 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.57%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 78 (6.39%) Jenkins
2 51 (4.18%) Git (software)
3 33 (2.70%) JIRA
4 27 (2.21%) Cucumber
5 23 (1.88%) Hudson
6 18 (1.47%) Visual Studio
7 16 (1.31%) Selenium
7 16 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
9 13 (1.06%) Subversion
10 12 (0.98%) TeamCity
11 11 (0.90%) JUnit
12 10 (0.82%) Eclipse
12 10 (0.82%) Maven
12 10 (0.82%) Mockito
13 9 (0.74%) SoapUI
13 9 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 7 (0.57%) Android Studio
14 7 (0.57%) Gradle
14 7 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
General
1 278 (22.77%) Banking
2 64 (5.24%) Retail Banking
3 31 (2.54%) Financial Institution
4 26 (2.13%) Investment Banking
5 20 (1.64%) Retail
6 18 (1.47%) Marketing
7 17 (1.39%) Front Office
7 17 (1.39%) Legal
8 16 (1.31%) Back Office
9 12 (0.98%) Advertising
9 12 (0.98%) Law
10 9 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.49%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.41%) Publishing
13 2 (0.16%) Avionics
13 2 (0.16%) Billing
13 2 (0.16%) Games
13 2 (0.16%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.082%) Electronics
14 1 (0.082%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 290 (23.75%) Analyst
2 236 (19.33%) Developer
3 128 (10.48%) Project Manager
4 117 (9.58%) Business Analyst
5 88 (7.21%) Architect
6 69 (5.65%) Java Developer
7 55 (4.50%) Consultant
8 46 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
9 34 (2.78%) Cloud Engineer
10 32 (2.62%) Administrator
11 30 (2.46%) Solutions Architect
12 29 (2.38%) Data Analyst
13 26 (2.13%) Designer
14 25 (2.05%) IT Manager
14 25 (2.05%) Technical Analyst
15 24 (1.97%) Full Stack Developer
15 24 (1.97%) Senior Analyst
16 23 (1.88%) Infrastructure Manager
16 23 (1.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
17 22 (1.80%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (5.32%) Web Services
2 59 (4.83%) Spring
3 51 (4.18%) HTML
3 51 (4.18%) React
4 49 (4.01%) REST
5 47 (3.85%) AngularJS
5 47 (3.85%) SOAP
6 37 (3.03%) .NET
6 37 (3.03%) CSS
7 35 (2.87%) XML
8 33 (2.70%) HTML5
9 28 (2.29%) RESTful
10 27 (2.21%) JSON
10 27 (2.21%) Node.js
11 22 (1.80%) CSS3
12 17 (1.39%) ASP.NET
12 17 (1.39%) jQuery
13 16 (1.31%) Spring Boot
14 15 (1.23%) Hibernate
14 15 (1.23%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 80 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (3.36%) Data Centre
3 27 (2.21%) User Experience
4 21 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 19 (1.56%) Virtual Team
6 16 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 15 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (1.23%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.15%) Reference Data
9 12 (0.98%) Fintech
10 11 (0.90%) Public Cloud
11 10 (0.82%) Credit Risk
12 9 (0.74%) Derivative
12 9 (0.74%) Equities
13 8 (0.66%) Smartphone
14 7 (0.57%) Blackberry
14 7 (0.57%) Data Structures
15 6 (0.49%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 113 (9.25%) Linux
2 80 (6.55%) Windows
3 69 (5.65%) Unix
4 22 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (1.64%) Solaris
6 17 (1.39%) Windows 10
6 17 (1.39%) Windows 7
7 16 (1.31%) Windows Server
8 13 (1.06%) Android
9 10 (0.82%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.25%) AIX
12 3 (0.25%) HPUX
13 2 (0.16%) CentOS
13 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.16%) VxWorks
13 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.082%) Debian
14 1 (0.082%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (31.61%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (15.72%) Stakeholder Management
3 132 (10.81%) Project Management
4 129 (10.57%) Migration
5 108 (8.85%) DevOps
6 92 (7.53%) Scrum
7 87 (7.13%) Problem-Solving
8 83 (6.80%) Asset Management
9 77 (6.31%) Business Analysis
10 66 (5.41%) Test Automation
11 63 (5.16%) Change Management
12 62 (5.08%) Waterfall
13 58 (4.75%) SDLC
14 57 (4.67%) Continuous Integration
15 54 (4.42%) ITIL
16 49 (4.01%) TDD
17 46 (3.77%) Risk Management
17 46 (3.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 45 (3.69%) Analytics
18 45 (3.69%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 169 (13.84%) SQL
2 165 (13.51%) Java
3 76 (6.22%) Python
4 75 (6.14%) JavaScript
5 49 (4.01%) C#
6 35 (2.87%) Java 8
7 32 (2.62%) PowerShell
8 28 (2.29%) Perl
9 25 (2.05%) VBA
10 19 (1.56%) Ruby
11 14 (1.15%) C++
12 13 (1.06%) PL/SQL
13 12 (0.98%) C
14 11 (0.90%) Bash Shell
15 9 (0.74%) Go
15 9 (0.74%) Groovy
16 8 (0.66%) VB
17 7 (0.57%) Scala
18 5 (0.41%) ES6
18 5 (0.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 43 (3.52%) Degree
2 17 (1.39%) CISSP
3 13 (1.06%) CISM
4 12 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (0.90%) PMP
6 10 (0.82%) PMI Certification
7 8 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (0.57%) CISA
8 7 (0.57%) Security Cleared
9 6 (0.49%) CCNP
9 6 (0.49%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.41%) CCIE
10 5 (0.41%) SC Cleared
11 4 (0.33%) CCNA
11 4 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.25%) ISEB
13 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.85%) PMO
2 30 (2.46%) Data Quality
3 28 (2.29%) QA
4 24 (1.97%) GDPR
5 17 (1.39%) IFRS
6 8 (0.66%) FINRA
6 8 (0.66%) PSD2
7 6 (0.49%) COBIT
7 6 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.41%) MiFID
8 5 (0.41%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.33%) IFRS 9
9 4 (0.33%) SLA
10 3 (0.25%) FATCA
10 3 (0.25%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.16%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 53 (4.34%) Active Directory
2 33 (2.70%) Docker
3 12 (0.98%) XenApp
3 12 (0.98%) XenDesktop
4 11 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.57%) Firmware
6 6 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.41%) vSphere
8 4 (0.33%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.25%) XenServer
10 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.082%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.082%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.082%) Postfix
11 1 (0.082%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.082%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 51 (4.18%) Ansible
2 38 (3.11%) Puppet
3 18 (1.47%) Terraform
4 16 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (1.31%) SCCM
5 15 (1.23%) Kubernetes
6 8 (0.66%) Oracle ZFS
7 5 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.33%) Rancher
9 3 (0.25%) CA Wily
9 3 (0.25%) DatAdvantage
9 3 (0.25%) Kibana
9 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.25%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.16%) Cacti
10 2 (0.16%) Cisco UCCE
10 2 (0.16%) Mesos
10 2 (0.16%) Nagios
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.082%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 111 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 109 (8.93%) Oracle
3 30 (2.46%) VMware
4 28 (2.29%) IBM
5 27 (2.21%) Cisco
6 24 (1.97%) Citrix
7 23 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
7 23 (1.88%) ServiceNow
8 16 (1.31%) Charles River
8 16 (1.31%) Informatica
9 14 (1.15%) CheckPoint
9 14 (1.15%) Sybase
10 13 (1.06%) SAP
11 12 (0.98%) Varonis
12 11 (0.90%) Red Hat
12 11 (0.90%) Splunk
12 11 (0.90%) Symantec
12 11 (0.90%) Tableau
13 10 (0.82%) Google
14 9 (0.74%) Planview