Period
to 16 November 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 16 November 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 5,994 8,696 9,799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.21% 15.67% 18.21%
As % of the General category 38.80% 45.17% 46.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,909 5,870 6,619
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £270 £295 £280
90th Percentile £644 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 148 164
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £21.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +30.21% -1.77%
10th Percentile £11.01 £12.85 £10.62
90th Percentile £52.13 £55.74 £45.48
UK median hourly rate £21.76 £23.58 £22.00
% change year-on-year -7.70% +7.16% -0.02%

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 15,447 19,251 21,077
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 34.03% 34.69% 39.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,042 11,387 12,716
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £250
90th Percentile £613 £584 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 745 840 861
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.04 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.80% -8.92% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.28 £11.40 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.00 £48.30 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.33% -2.27% +7.32%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in the UK excluding London

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in the UK excluding London

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in the UK excluding London

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in the UK excluding London

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in the UK excluding London

Finance
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 16 November 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
South East -4 1,797 £475 +5.56% 536
North of England -1 1,184 £450 +5.88% 549
South West -3 855 £450 +2.86% 254
Scotland -2 787 £438 +4.29% 155
Midlands -2 683 £450 +5.88% 331
North West -3 544 £450 +5.88% 298
Yorkshire +1 540 £450 +9.09% 191
East of England 0 451 £425 -15.00% 210
West Midlands 0 409 £425 -5.56% 202
East Midlands 0 252 £450 +12.43% 125
Wales 0 138 £444 +8.56% 84
North East +5 100 £400 -3.03% 60
Northern Ireland -2 85 £430 +4.37% 12
Channel Islands -3 15 £513 -18.00% 2
Isle of Man 0 3 - -
South Coast -1 2 £600 +41.18%
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Finance.

1 1,607 (26.81%) Agile Software Development
2 835 (13.93%) Microsoft
3 829 (13.83%) Project Management
4 819 (13.66%) SAP
5 813 (13.56%) SQL
6 751 (12.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 705 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
8 625 (10.43%) Public Sector
9 614 (10.24%) Banking
10 600 (10.01%) Analytical Skills
11 593 (9.89%) Windows
12 590 (9.84%) Telecoms
13 524 (8.74%) Oracle
14 523 (8.73%) DevOps
15 515 (8.59%) Manufacturing
15 515 (8.59%) Azure
16 513 (8.56%) Migration
17 505 (8.43%) Java
18 497 (8.29%) Programme Management
19 488 (8.14%) Marketing
20 473 (7.89%) Change Management
21 422 (7.04%) Microsoft Excel
22 419 (6.99%) Scrum
23 403 (6.72%) Project Delivery
24 402 (6.71%) Problem-Solving
25 401 (6.69%) Digital Marketing
26 397 (6.62%) Python
27 395 (6.59%) ITIL
28 392 (6.54%) Security Cleared
29 387 (6.46%) Degree

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 175 (2.92%) SharePoint
2 134 (2.24%) Confluence
3 53 (0.88%) Apache Spark
3 53 (0.88%) SAS
4 52 (0.87%) Apache
5 47 (0.78%) IIS
6 43 (0.72%) CMS
7 40 (0.67%) WebSphere
8 38 (0.63%) Skype for Business
9 37 (0.62%) MS Exchange
10 34 (0.57%) Tomcat
11 29 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
12 21 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
12 21 (0.35%) Mule
13 18 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 15 (0.25%) OpenStack
14 15 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
15 14 (0.23%) WebLogic
16 11 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
16 11 (0.18%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 422 (7.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 329 (5.49%) Microsoft Office
3 192 (3.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 147 (2.45%) Microsoft Project
5 63 (1.05%) MS Visio
6 47 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
7 24 (0.40%) Sketch
8 20 (0.33%) Open Workbench
9 12 (0.20%) InVision
9 12 (0.20%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.15%) SPSS
11 7 (0.12%) Figma
12 6 (0.10%) 3ds Max
12 6 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
12 6 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
13 5 (0.083%) Acrobat
14 4 (0.067%) Windchill
15 3 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 3 (0.050%) Zeplin
16 2 (0.033%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 106 (1.77%) SAP S/4HANA
2 88 (1.47%) SAP FI
3 82 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 74 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
5 73 (1.22%) SAP CO
6 68 (1.13%) SAP FI/CO
7 64 (1.07%) Oracle EBS R12
8 57 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
9 50 (0.83%) Oracle Receivables
10 44 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
11 43 (0.72%) SAP ERP
12 42 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
13 40 (0.67%) NetSuite
14 34 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
15 28 (0.47%) Oracle Assets
15 28 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
16 26 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
16 26 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
17 25 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
18 21 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 515 (8.59%) Azure
2 375 (6.26%) AWS
3 219 (3.65%) Office 365
4 162 (2.70%) Dynamics 365
5 158 (2.64%) Power Platform
6 130 (2.17%) SaaS
7 105 (1.75%) GCP
8 96 (1.60%) GitHub
9 87 (1.45%) PaaS
10 76 (1.27%) OpenShift
11 52 (0.87%) IaaS
12 45 (0.75%) Serverless
13 43 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
14 33 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
15 29 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
16 27 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
17 26 (0.43%) Slack
18 19 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
18 19 (0.32%) OneDrive
18 19 (0.32%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 185 (3.09%) Firewall
2 94 (1.57%) DNS
2 94 (1.57%) WAN
3 66 (1.10%) LAN
4 62 (1.03%) Internet
4 62 (1.03%) Skype
5 58 (0.97%) TCP/IP
6 56 (0.93%) VPN
7 53 (0.88%) DHCP
8 47 (0.78%) HTTP
9 45 (0.75%) SAN
10 39 (0.65%) Wireless
11 31 (0.52%) Network Security
12 29 (0.48%) HTTPS
13 27 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
14 26 (0.43%) MPLS
15 22 (0.37%) BGP
16 20 (0.33%) SSL
16 20 (0.33%) Unified Communications
17 17 (0.28%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 343 (5.72%) SQL Server
2 154 (2.57%) Power BI
3 151 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
4 141 (2.35%) Big Data
5 104 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 102 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 82 (1.37%) Relational Database
8 71 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
9 70 (1.17%) Hadoop
10 63 (1.05%) Oracle Database
11 60 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 56 (0.93%) BigQuery
13 55 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
14 51 (0.85%) NoSQL
15 49 (0.82%) QlikView
16 43 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
17 42 (0.70%) MongoDB
18 38 (0.63%) DB2
19 36 (0.60%) MySQL
20 34 (0.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 296 (4.94%) JIRA
2 227 (3.79%) Jenkins
3 222 (3.70%) Git (software)
4 131 (2.19%) Selenium
5 80 (1.33%) Cucumber
6 79 (1.32%) Maven
7 75 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
8 59 (0.98%) JUnit
9 57 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
10 53 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
11 51 (0.85%) Bitbucket
11 51 (0.85%) TeamCity
11 51 (0.85%) Visual Studio
12 42 (0.70%) Eclipse
13 33 (0.55%) Mockito
14 30 (0.50%) Gradle
15 28 (0.47%) SoapUI
15 28 (0.47%) SpecFlow
16 27 (0.45%) Ant
16 27 (0.45%) Subversion
General
1 625 (10.43%) Public Sector
2 614 (10.24%) Banking
3 590 (9.84%) Telecoms
4 515 (8.59%) Manufacturing
5 488 (8.14%) Marketing
6 384 (6.41%) Electronics
7 238 (3.97%) Retail
8 177 (2.95%) Financial Institution
9 157 (2.62%) Legal
10 93 (1.55%) Billing
11 67 (1.12%) General Ledger
12 63 (1.05%) Retail Banking
13 61 (1.02%) Investment Banking
14 51 (0.85%) Back Office
14 51 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
15 43 (0.72%) Law
16 30 (0.50%) Advertising
17 28 (0.47%) Automotive
17 28 (0.47%) Local Government
18 26 (0.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,116 (18.62%) Analyst
2 950 (15.85%) Developer
3 650 (10.84%) Project Manager
4 462 (7.71%) Architect
5 439 (7.32%) Consultant
6 411 (6.86%) Business Analyst
7 213 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
8 195 (3.25%) Java Developer
9 164 (2.74%) IT Manager
10 163 (2.72%) Data Analyst
11 149 (2.49%) Financial Analyst
12 138 (2.30%) Support Engineer
13 128 (2.14%) .NET Developer
14 118 (1.97%) Senior Developer
15 115 (1.92%) Test Analyst
16 114 (1.90%) DevOps Engineer
17 111 (1.85%) Programme Manager
18 110 (1.84%) Coordinator
19 107 (1.79%) SAP Consultant
20 103 (1.72%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 341 (5.69%) .NET
2 212 (3.54%) HTML
3 194 (3.24%) Web Services
4 189 (3.15%) CSS
5 176 (2.94%) XML
6 175 (2.92%) Spring
7 156 (2.60%) JSON
8 155 (2.59%) AngularJS
9 146 (2.44%) REST
10 128 (2.14%) React
11 121 (2.02%) RESTful
12 103 (1.72%) ASP.NET
13 95 (1.58%) SOAP
14 87 (1.45%) .NET Core
14 87 (1.45%) Node.js
15 83 (1.38%) Oracle Fusion
16 80 (1.33%) Spring Boot
17 78 (1.30%) .NET Framework
18 75 (1.25%) Middleware
19 65 (1.08%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 600 (10.01%) Analytical Skills
2 220 (3.67%) Management Information System
3 163 (2.72%) User Experience
4 149 (2.49%) Data Centre
5 142 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
6 140 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
7 96 (1.60%) Virtual Team
8 80 (1.33%) Mobile App
9 56 (0.93%) NHS
10 51 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
11 50 (0.83%) PMI
12 31 (0.52%) Clustering
13 29 (0.48%) Mainframe
13 29 (0.48%) Public Cloud
14 27 (0.45%) PKI
15 24 (0.40%) Algorithms
16 23 (0.38%) Data Structures
17 22 (0.37%) Linux Command Line
18 20 (0.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
19 19 (0.32%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 593 (9.89%) Windows
2 357 (5.96%) Linux
3 217 (3.62%) Windows 10
4 174 (2.90%) Unix
5 163 (2.72%) Windows Server
6 119 (1.99%) Windows 7
7 70 (1.17%) Android
8 67 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 65 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 60 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 32 (0.53%) Apple iOS
12 28 (0.47%) Solaris
13 24 (0.40%) AIX
14 22 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
15 20 (0.33%) Windows 8
16 18 (0.30%) Amazon Linux
17 11 (0.18%) CentOS
18 10 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 9 (0.15%) HPUX
19 9 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,607 (26.81%) Agile Software Development
2 829 (13.83%) Project Management
3 751 (12.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 705 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
5 523 (8.73%) DevOps
6 513 (8.56%) Migration
7 497 (8.29%) Programme Management
8 473 (7.89%) Change Management
9 419 (6.99%) Scrum
10 403 (6.72%) Project Delivery
11 402 (6.71%) Problem-Solving
12 401 (6.69%) Digital Marketing
13 395 (6.59%) ITIL
14 356 (5.94%) Analytics
15 344 (5.74%) ERP
16 335 (5.59%) PRINCE2
17 326 (5.44%) Test Automation
18 257 (4.29%) Risk Management
19 241 (4.02%) Business Analysis
20 225 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 813 (13.56%) SQL
2 505 (8.43%) Java
3 397 (6.62%) Python
4 366 (6.11%) JavaScript
5 297 (4.95%) C#
6 174 (2.90%) PowerShell
7 115 (1.92%) C
8 90 (1.50%) Java 8
9 86 (1.43%) Bash Shell
9 86 (1.43%) T-SQL
10 76 (1.27%) PL/SQL
11 53 (0.88%) VBA
12 51 (0.85%) C++
13 44 (0.73%) Shell Script
14 40 (0.67%) TypeScript
15 37 (0.62%) PHP
16 34 (0.57%) ABAP
17 32 (0.53%) Perl
17 32 (0.53%) Scala
17 32 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 392 (6.54%) Security Cleared
2 387 (6.46%) Degree
3 243 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 113 (1.89%) DV Cleared
5 106 (1.77%) PMI Certification
6 93 (1.55%) ISEB
7 79 (1.32%) CISSP
8 77 (1.28%) PMP
9 72 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
10 71 (1.18%) ISTQB
11 56 (0.93%) CIMA
12 53 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
13 51 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 50 (0.83%) ACCA
15 48 (0.80%) CISM
15 48 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
16 42 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
17 41 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 37 (0.62%) CCNA
19 36 (0.60%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 231 (3.85%) PMO
2 228 (3.80%) QA
3 100 (1.67%) SLA
4 89 (1.48%) Data Quality
5 64 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 58 (0.97%) GDPR
7 32 (0.53%) JSP 440
7 32 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 31 (0.52%) PCI DSS
9 26 (0.43%) NIST
9 26 (0.43%) RMADS
10 19 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 15 (0.25%) COBIT
11 15 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
12 14 (0.23%) IFRS
13 12 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 12 (0.20%) NCSC
14 11 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
15 9 (0.15%) P3O
15 9 (0.15%) PSD2
System Software
1 240 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 175 (2.92%) Docker
3 100 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (0.62%) Hyper-V
5 22 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (0.28%) vSphere
8 14 (0.23%) Firmware
9 12 (0.20%) HDFS
9 12 (0.20%) XenApp
10 11 (0.18%) XenDesktop
11 9 (0.15%) VMware NSX
12 8 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 6 (0.10%) NFS
13 6 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.10%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 6 (0.10%) vCloud
14 5 (0.083%) LXC
14 5 (0.083%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 170 (2.84%) Ansible
2 116 (1.94%) Kubernetes
3 103 (1.72%) SCCM
4 90 (1.50%) Puppet
5 77 (1.28%) Terraform
6 40 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
7 26 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
8 21 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
9 20 (0.33%) SCOM
10 17 (0.28%) FortiGate
10 17 (0.28%) HP ALM
10 17 (0.28%) Tivoli
11 15 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
12 14 (0.23%) AirWatch
13 13 (0.22%) WMI
14 12 (0.20%) MIIS
15 10 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
16 9 (0.15%) Data Guard
16 9 (0.15%) Nessus
16 9 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 835 (13.93%) Microsoft
2 819 (13.66%) SAP
3 524 (8.74%) Oracle
4 162 (2.70%) VMware
5 157 (2.62%) Cisco
6 106 (1.77%) Google
6 106 (1.77%) IBM
7 101 (1.69%) ServiceNow
8 84 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
9 82 (1.37%) Citrix
10 70 (1.17%) Red Hat
10 70 (1.17%) Tableau
11 68 (1.13%) Splunk
12 64 (1.07%) HP
13 44 (0.73%) Adobe
14 40 (0.67%) CheckPoint
15 39 (0.65%) NetApp
16 38 (0.63%) Cognos
17 36 (0.60%) Remedy
18 33 (0.55%) Workday