Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Financial Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in 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.

Finance Analyst
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 151 108
Rank change year-on-year +14 -43 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Financial Analyst 50 30 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.99% 0.70% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.74% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 16 55
Scotland median daily rate £375 £363 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +12.93% -14.40%
10th Percentile £257 £256 £260
90th Percentile £450 £488 £456
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% -4.76% +23.53%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4793 4080 5828
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.36% 94.64% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2723 2384 3014
Scotland median daily rate £385 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.94% -1.37% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £227
90th Percentile £530 £495 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 118 124
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -29.52% +31.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £49.10
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%

Financial Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Financial Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Financial Analyst in Scotland

Financial Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Financial Analyst in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Financial Analyst in Scotland

Financial Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Financial Analyst in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Financial Analyst in Scotland

Financial Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Financial Analyst in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Financial Analyst in Scotland

Financial Analyst
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 Financial Analyst within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +17 48 £375 +13.64% 1
Glasgow -13 1 - - 4
Aberdeen - 1 £250 -
Financial Analyst
UK

Financial Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Financial Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Financial Analyst in the job title.

1 50 (100.00%) Finance
2 17 (34.00%) Banking
3 16 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (24.00%) SQL
6 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (16.00%) XML
8 7 (14.00%) Retail Banking
9 6 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (10.00%) Migration
10 5 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (8.00%) MiFID
11 4 (8.00%) Use Case
11 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
11 4 (8.00%) SAS
11 4 (8.00%) Teradata
11 4 (8.00%) Billing
12 3 (6.00%) Data Analysis
12 3 (6.00%) Business Analysis
12 3 (6.00%) SAP
12 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
12 3 (6.00%) PMO
12 3 (6.00%) Test Scripting
13 2 (4.00%) Financial Analysis
13 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
13 2 (4.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
13 2 (4.00%) Data Entry
13 2 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
13 2 (4.00%) DevOps
13 2 (4.00%) User Experience

Financial Analyst Skill Set
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 4 (8.00%) SAS
2 1 (2.00%) CMS
2 1 (2.00%) Confluence
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.00%) Loan IQ
1 1 (2.00%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.00%) Big Data
2 1 (2.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Artifactory
1 1 (2.00%) JIRA
1 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
General
1 50 (100.00%) Finance
2 17 (34.00%) Banking
3 7 (14.00%) Retail Banking
4 4 (8.00%) Billing
5 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.00%) Private Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.00%) XML
2 1 (2.00%) CGI
2 1 (2.00%) HTML
2 1 (2.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.00%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (10.00%) Migration
5 4 (8.00%) Use Case
6 3 (6.00%) Business Analysis
6 3 (6.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (6.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (4.00%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 2 (4.00%) Collaborative Working
7 2 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (4.00%) Data Entry
7 2 (4.00%) DevOps
7 2 (4.00%) Financial Analysis
7 2 (4.00%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (4.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 1 (2.00%) Business Process Analysis
8 1 (2.00%) Business Process Modelling
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) Dart
2 1 (2.00%) Java
2 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.00%) VB
2 1 (2.00%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) CIMA
2 1 (2.00%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) MiFID
2 3 (6.00%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
1 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) Teradata
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) SAP
3 1 (2.00%) arcserve
3 1 (2.00%) Avaloq
3 1 (2.00%) Calypso
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco
3 1 (2.00%) EMC
3 1 (2.00%) Murex
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.00%) VMware
3 1 (2.00%) Wallstreet Suite