Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 2,676 7,225 9,099
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 12.39% 14.40% 16.48%
As % of the General category 36.34% 40.92% 46.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,774 4,996 6,069
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.55%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £288
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 84 158
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £25.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -21.75% -4.73%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.54 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.89 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +66.67% -2.33% -21.82%

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 7,364 17,657 19,625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 34.09% 35.18% 35.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,286 10,597 11,525
Median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £231 £263 £260
90th Percentile £619 £613 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 741 814
Median hourly rate £21.57 £23.59 £19.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.56% +20.91% -9.26%
10th Percentile £12.47 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.60 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £27.00 £22.93 £21.90
% change year-on-year +17.75% +4.70% +1.86%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Finance in the UK excluding London.

Daily rate trend for Finance in the UK excluding London

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Finance in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Finance in the UK excluding London

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Finance in the UK excluding London.

Hourly rate trend for Finance in the UK excluding London

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Finance in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 2020. 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
North of England -3 629 £437 -0.68% 195
South East -6 604 £475 - 178
Scotland -2 400 £450 +2.86% 59
South West -7 365 £500 +5.26% 87
Midlands -2 316 £450 +5.88% 100
North West -2 315 £425 - 110
Yorkshire 0 269 £450 - 66
East of England -4 209 £443 -11.50% 73
West Midlands 0 179 £450 +5.88% 58
East Midlands +2 126 £450 +12.50% 42
Wales -4 97 £470 +4.44% 34
Northern Ireland +2 60 £431 +2.31% 14
North East +27 45 £495 +20.00% 19
South Coast +5 3 £625 +4.17%
Channel Islands +5 2 - - 2
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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.

1 700 (26.16%) Agile Software Development
2 367 (13.71%) Project Management
3 356 (13.30%) Microsoft
4 346 (12.93%) SQL
5 345 (12.89%) Oracle
6 342 (12.78%) SAP
7 318 (11.88%) Business Intelligence
8 304 (11.36%) Public Sector
9 292 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
10 271 (10.13%) Java
11 269 (10.05%) Migration
12 261 (9.75%) Banking
13 250 (9.34%) Telecoms
14 248 (9.27%) Change Management
15 235 (8.78%) Azure
16 233 (8.71%) ERP
17 225 (8.41%) Manufacturing
18 223 (8.33%) Windows
19 214 (8.00%) Programme Management
19 214 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
19 214 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
20 213 (7.96%) Security Cleared
21 208 (7.77%) DevOps
22 204 (7.62%) Marketing
23 195 (7.29%) Degree
24 194 (7.25%) AWS
25 183 (6.84%) Scrum
26 179 (6.69%) Microsoft Excel
27 174 (6.50%) Risk Management
28 167 (6.24%) Project Delivery

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 93 (3.48%) SharePoint
2 67 (2.50%) Confluence
3 37 (1.38%) Mule
3 37 (1.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 28 (1.05%) Red Hat Fuse
5 27 (1.01%) Oracle Service Bus
6 22 (0.82%) MS Exchange
7 21 (0.78%) Apache Spark
8 15 (0.56%) IIS
9 14 (0.52%) Apache
10 13 (0.49%) WebSphere
11 12 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
12 11 (0.41%) SAS
12 11 (0.41%) Skype for Business
13 9 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
13 9 (0.34%) CMS
14 7 (0.26%) JBoss
14 7 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (0.26%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 179 (6.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 155 (5.79%) Microsoft Office
3 89 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 71 (2.65%) Microsoft Project
5 62 (2.32%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.19%) Sketch
8 4 (0.15%) Open Workbench
9 3 (0.11%) SPSS
10 2 (0.075%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.075%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.075%) InVision
10 2 (0.075%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.075%) Stata
11 1 (0.037%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.037%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.037%) Figma
11 1 (0.037%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 50 (1.87%) Oracle EBS
2 43 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
2 43 (1.61%) SAP S/4HANA
3 36 (1.35%) Oracle Receivables
4 35 (1.31%) Oracle Payables
5 33 (1.23%) Oracle General Ledger
6 32 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
7 31 (1.16%) Oracle ERP
8 27 (1.01%) Oracle Financials
9 26 (0.97%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 21 (0.78%) NetSuite
10 21 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
11 16 (0.60%) SAP ERP
12 14 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
12 14 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
13 11 (0.41%) Oracle Cash Management
13 11 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 10 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
14 10 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
15 9 (0.34%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 235 (8.78%) Azure
2 194 (7.25%) AWS
3 95 (3.55%) Power Platform
4 93 (3.48%) Office 365
5 85 (3.18%) Dynamics 365
6 64 (2.39%) SaaS
7 48 (1.79%) GCP
8 36 (1.35%) Serverless
9 35 (1.31%) PaaS
10 27 (1.01%) GitHub
11 25 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
12 24 (0.90%) IaaS
12 24 (0.90%) OneDrive
13 23 (0.86%) OpenShift
14 17 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
14 17 (0.64%) Azure Data Factory
15 16 (0.60%) PowerApps
16 15 (0.56%) Amazon S3
16 15 (0.56%) Slack
17 13 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 76 (2.84%) Firewall
2 36 (1.35%) TCP/IP
3 35 (1.31%) LAN
3 35 (1.31%) WAN
4 33 (1.23%) DNS
5 25 (0.93%) Skype
6 22 (0.82%) HTTP
7 21 (0.78%) Network Security
8 20 (0.75%) SSL
9 17 (0.64%) Internet
9 17 (0.64%) VPN
10 16 (0.60%) Wireless
11 14 (0.52%) SAN
12 13 (0.49%) NetScaler
12 13 (0.49%) VoIP
13 9 (0.34%) Reverse Proxy
14 8 (0.30%) Intranet
14 8 (0.30%) Radio Access Network
14 8 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (0.30%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (5.61%) SQL Server
2 87 (3.25%) Power BI
3 55 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 51 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
5 48 (1.79%) Relational Database
6 46 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
7 45 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 40 (1.49%) Oracle Database
9 38 (1.42%) Big Data
10 27 (1.01%) Hadoop
10 27 (1.01%) MySQL
11 25 (0.93%) MongoDB
12 21 (0.78%) Essbase
13 20 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
13 20 (0.75%) DB2
13 20 (0.75%) NoSQL
13 20 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
14 19 (0.71%) Data Lake
14 19 (0.71%) RDBMS
15 17 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 159 (5.94%) JIRA
2 120 (4.48%) Jenkins
3 116 (4.33%) Git (software)
4 65 (2.43%) Maven
5 63 (2.35%) Selenium
6 29 (1.08%) JUnit
7 28 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 26 (0.97%) SoapUI
8 26 (0.97%) Visual Studio
9 22 (0.82%) Gradle
10 21 (0.78%) Cucumber
10 21 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
11 16 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
12 15 (0.56%) JMeter
12 15 (0.56%) WebDriver
13 14 (0.52%) Bitbucket
14 12 (0.45%) Ant
14 12 (0.45%) TeamCity
14 12 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
15 11 (0.41%) Eclipse
General
1 304 (11.36%) Public Sector
2 261 (9.75%) Banking
3 250 (9.34%) Telecoms
4 225 (8.41%) Manufacturing
5 204 (7.62%) Marketing
6 158 (5.90%) Electronics
7 104 (3.89%) Retail
8 76 (2.84%) Legal
9 62 (2.32%) Financial Institution
10 40 (1.49%) General Ledger
11 35 (1.31%) Billing
11 35 (1.31%) Law
12 30 (1.12%) Back Office
13 26 (0.97%) Retail Banking
14 24 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
15 18 (0.67%) Military
16 13 (0.49%) Advertising
16 13 (0.49%) Investment Banking
17 11 (0.41%) Publishing
18 10 (0.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 504 (18.83%) Analyst
2 407 (15.21%) Developer
3 276 (10.31%) Project Manager
4 200 (7.47%) Architect
5 199 (7.44%) Business Analyst
6 186 (6.95%) Consultant
7 97 (3.62%) Java Developer
8 85 (3.18%) Financial Analyst
9 77 (2.88%) Senior Developer
10 75 (2.80%) IT Manager
11 70 (2.62%) Solutions Architect
12 67 (2.50%) Data Analyst
13 64 (2.39%) Programme Manager
14 56 (2.09%) Delivery Manager
15 54 (2.02%) Senior Manager
15 54 (2.02%) Service Analyst
16 48 (1.79%) .NET Developer
17 44 (1.64%) Administrator
18 42 (1.57%) Network Engineer
18 42 (1.57%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (5.12%) .NET
2 98 (3.66%) XML
3 89 (3.33%) Web Services
4 78 (2.91%) HTML
4 78 (2.91%) SOAP
5 77 (2.88%) JSON
6 71 (2.65%) CSS
7 69 (2.58%) Middleware
7 69 (2.58%) REST
8 68 (2.54%) RESTful
9 66 (2.47%) Spring
10 61 (2.28%) React
11 58 (2.17%) ASP.NET
11 58 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
12 54 (2.02%) AngularJS
13 49 (1.83%) XSLT
14 47 (1.76%) Spring Boot
15 42 (1.57%) Node.js
16 37 (1.38%) .NET Framework
16 37 (1.38%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 214 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 124 (4.63%) Management Information System
3 82 (3.06%) User Experience
4 60 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
5 49 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
6 35 (1.31%) Mobile App
7 32 (1.20%) Data Centre
8 31 (1.16%) NHS
9 30 (1.12%) Mainframe
10 27 (1.01%) Virtual Team
11 24 (0.90%) Data Structures
12 21 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (0.64%) PMI
14 13 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 12 (0.45%) Algorithms
15 12 (0.45%) Freedom of Information
16 11 (0.41%) FMCG
17 10 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
17 10 (0.37%) Freedom of Information Act
17 10 (0.37%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 223 (8.33%) Windows
2 118 (4.41%) Linux
3 89 (3.33%) Unix
4 86 (3.21%) Windows 10
5 58 (2.17%) Windows Server
6 52 (1.94%) Windows 7
7 30 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (0.97%) Android
9 25 (0.93%) Windows Server 2016
10 24 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (0.86%) Apple iOS
12 13 (0.49%) Solaris
13 10 (0.37%) AIX
14 5 (0.19%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.19%) VMS
15 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.15%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.11%) HPUX
16 3 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 700 (26.16%) Agile Software Development
2 367 (13.71%) Project Management
3 318 (11.88%) Business Intelligence
4 292 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 269 (10.05%) Migration
6 248 (9.27%) Change Management
7 233 (8.71%) ERP
8 214 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
8 214 (8.00%) Programme Management
9 208 (7.77%) DevOps
10 183 (6.84%) Scrum
11 174 (6.50%) Risk Management
12 167 (6.24%) Project Delivery
13 157 (5.87%) Digital Marketing
14 150 (5.61%) PRINCE2
15 141 (5.27%) Test Automation
16 133 (4.97%) ITIL
17 125 (4.67%) Analytics
18 122 (4.56%) Digital Transformation Programme
19 115 (4.30%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 346 (12.93%) SQL
2 271 (10.13%) Java
3 142 (5.31%) JavaScript
4 140 (5.23%) C#
5 127 (4.75%) Python
6 66 (2.47%) PowerShell
7 46 (1.72%) C
7 46 (1.72%) PL/SQL
8 40 (1.49%) T-SQL
8 40 (1.49%) VBA
9 36 (1.35%) Java 8
10 33 (1.23%) Shell Script
11 32 (1.20%) XPath
12 24 (0.90%) Bash Shell
12 24 (0.90%) VB
13 22 (0.82%) Perl
14 19 (0.71%) TypeScript
15 18 (0.67%) Groovy
15 18 (0.67%) PHP
16 17 (0.64%) R
Qualifications
1 213 (7.96%) Security Cleared
2 195 (7.29%) Degree
3 147 (5.49%) SC Cleared
4 55 (2.06%) DV Cleared
5 36 (1.35%) CISSP
6 33 (1.23%) PMI Certification
7 31 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
8 30 (1.12%) CISM
9 26 (0.97%) CISA
10 24 (0.90%) PMP
11 21 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
12 19 (0.71%) CIMA
12 19 (0.71%) ISEB
12 19 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
13 18 (0.67%) ACCA
13 18 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 16 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
15 15 (0.56%) APMP
15 15 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (3.51%) PMO
2 90 (3.36%) QA
3 65 (2.43%) SLA
4 57 (2.13%) GDPR
5 33 (1.23%) Data Quality
6 32 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 27 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 22 (0.82%) PCI DSS
9 20 (0.75%) IFRS
10 11 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
10 11 (0.41%) NIST
11 9 (0.34%) JSP 440
12 8 (0.30%) PSD2
12 8 (0.30%) RMADS
13 7 (0.26%) ITGC
14 6 (0.22%) COBIT
15 5 (0.19%) HIPAA
15 5 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 4 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 103 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 62 (2.32%) Docker
3 33 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (0.90%) XenApp
5 18 (0.67%) XenDesktop
6 13 (0.49%) HDFS
7 12 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 10 (0.37%) Hyper-V
8 10 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (0.30%) RACF
9 8 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.30%) vSphere
10 6 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.19%) NFS
11 5 (0.19%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.15%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 83 (3.10%) Ansible
2 56 (2.09%) Kubernetes
3 55 (2.06%) Puppet
4 50 (1.87%) Terraform
5 35 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (1.16%) SCCM
7 11 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
8 10 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
10 8 (0.30%) Data Guard
11 7 (0.26%) Packer
11 7 (0.26%) WSUS
12 6 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
12 6 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 6 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
13 4 (0.15%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
14 3 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
14 3 (0.11%) Grafana
14 3 (0.11%) IBM BigFix
14 3 (0.11%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 356 (13.30%) Microsoft
2 345 (12.89%) Oracle
3 342 (12.78%) SAP
4 63 (2.35%) VMware
5 51 (1.91%) Cisco
6 50 (1.87%) Citrix
7 43 (1.61%) Google
8 41 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
9 40 (1.49%) IBM
10 39 (1.46%) MuleSoft
11 38 (1.42%) Talend
12 30 (1.12%) WSO2
13 29 (1.08%) Tableau
14 25 (0.93%) Splunk
15 24 (0.90%) Red Hat
16 23 (0.86%) F5
17 22 (0.82%) ServiceNow
18 20 (0.75%) Hyperion
19 19 (0.71%) AppDynamics
20 18 (0.67%) JD Edwards