Period
to 14 December 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 14 December 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
6 months to
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 13,515 20,343 21,891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.08% 19.39% 21.20%
As % of the General category 45.28% 48.56% 48.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,152 14,139 15,464
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £669
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 257 228
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £24.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +2.13% -6.00%
10th Percentile £13.06 £13.40 £11.62
90th Percentile £52.39 £53.01 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.37 £26.11 £24.00
% change year-on-year -6.65% +8.77% -4.00%

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 with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 29,849 41,891 44,828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.72% 39.92% 43.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,162 27,356 29,613
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £269
90th Percentile £675 £675 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 969 1,131 1,092
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.53% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.85 £11.35
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.63 £20.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% -13.04% +15.00%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in the UK

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in the UK

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance over the 6 months to 14 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in the UK

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in the UK

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance over the 6 months to 14 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in the UK

Finance
Top 18 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 14 December 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
England 0 12,388 £500 - 3,707
London 0 7,655 £543 +3.33% 1,745
UK excluding London -3 5,583 £450 +2.27% 2,253
South East -5 1,669 £475 +5.56% 515
North of England -1 1,062 £450 +5.88% 620
South West -3 802 £450 +2.27% 284
Scotland -2 745 £438 +2.94% 193
Midlands -1 673 £450 +4.65% 348
North West -4 505 £450 +5.88% 338
Yorkshire -2 454 £450 +7.78% 218
East of England -1 430 £425 -15.00% 190
West Midlands +1 410 £425 -5.56% 231
East Midlands 0 242 £456 +10.61% 114
North East +9 104 £400 - 65
Wales -1 102 £445 +7.23% 85
Northern Ireland -1 90 £425 +6.25% 20
Channel Islands -3 13 £513 -18.00%
Isle of Man 0 3 - -

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 with a requirement for Finance.

1 3,755 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 2,102 (15.55%) Banking
3 2,079 (15.38%) SQL
4 1,736 (12.84%) Java
5 1,730 (12.80%) Microsoft
6 1,512 (11.19%) Azure
7 1,431 (10.59%) Project Management
8 1,376 (10.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 1,355 (10.03%) Business Intelligence
10 1,348 (9.97%) Python
11 1,337 (9.89%) SAP
12 1,320 (9.77%) AWS
13 1,298 (9.60%) DevOps
14 1,242 (9.19%) JavaScript
15 1,221 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
16 1,191 (8.81%) Windows
17 1,170 (8.66%) Oracle
18 1,153 (8.53%) C#
19 1,122 (8.30%) Migration
20 1,026 (7.59%) .NET
21 968 (7.16%) SQL Server
22 944 (6.98%) Scrum
23 934 (6.91%) Public Sector
24 929 (6.87%) Analytics
25 898 (6.64%) Problem-Solving
26 844 (6.24%) Degree
27 828 (6.13%) Telecoms
28 820 (6.07%) Marketing
29 812 (6.01%) Change Management
30 792 (5.86%) Microsoft Excel

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 350 (2.59%) SharePoint
2 248 (1.83%) Confluence
3 221 (1.64%) Apache Spark
4 124 (0.92%) Apache
5 113 (0.84%) IIS
6 112 (0.83%) SAS
7 95 (0.70%) MS Exchange
8 94 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
9 83 (0.61%) CMS
9 83 (0.61%) Skype for Business
10 53 (0.39%) Tomcat
11 52 (0.38%) WebSphere
12 51 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
13 39 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
14 31 (0.23%) JBoss
15 30 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
16 27 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 23 (0.17%) WebLogic
18 22 (0.16%) Jupyter
19 21 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 792 (5.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 570 (4.22%) Microsoft Office
3 334 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 208 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
5 141 (1.04%) MS Visio
6 68 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 67 (0.50%) Sketch
8 53 (0.39%) InVision
9 42 (0.31%) Photoshop
10 34 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
11 16 (0.12%) Open Workbench
12 15 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 12 (0.089%) SPSS
14 11 (0.081%) Chatbot
15 8 (0.059%) Figma
16 6 (0.044%) 3ds Max
16 6 (0.044%) Acrobat
16 6 (0.044%) Zeplin
17 5 (0.037%) OmniGraffle
18 4 (0.030%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 223 (1.65%) SAP S/4HANA
2 173 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 146 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
4 120 (0.89%) SAP FI
5 118 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
6 113 (0.84%) Oracle Receivables
7 107 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
8 99 (0.73%) SAP CO
9 96 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
10 92 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
11 89 (0.66%) NetSuite
12 87 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
13 68 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
14 67 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
14 67 (0.50%) SAP ERP
15 65 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
16 64 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
17 53 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
18 47 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
18 47 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1,512 (11.19%) Azure
2 1,320 (9.77%) AWS
3 546 (4.04%) Office 365
4 457 (3.38%) Power Platform
5 388 (2.87%) GCP
6 311 (2.30%) Dynamics 365
7 251 (1.86%) SaaS
8 221 (1.64%) Serverless
9 206 (1.52%) PaaS
10 191 (1.41%) GitHub
11 183 (1.35%) OpenShift
12 164 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
13 159 (1.18%) Amazon S3
14 154 (1.14%) IaaS
15 118 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
16 102 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
17 91 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
18 79 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
19 69 (0.51%) Amazon ECS
20 68 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 350 (2.59%) Firewall
2 194 (1.44%) DNS
3 180 (1.33%) WAN
4 145 (1.07%) VPN
5 144 (1.07%) LAN
6 134 (0.99%) Internet
7 123 (0.91%) TCP/IP
8 113 (0.84%) DHCP
9 106 (0.78%) Network Security
10 103 (0.76%) Skype
11 79 (0.58%) MPLS
12 78 (0.58%) HTTP
13 71 (0.53%) SAN
14 67 (0.50%) Wireless
15 56 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
16 53 (0.39%) BGP
17 51 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
18 46 (0.34%) Cisco IOS
19 41 (0.30%) FTP
20 39 (0.29%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 968 (7.16%) SQL Server
2 483 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 447 (3.31%) Power BI
4 446 (3.30%) Big Data
5 328 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 278 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 274 (2.03%) Relational Database
8 269 (1.99%) NoSQL
9 249 (1.84%) Hadoop
10 196 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 190 (1.41%) MySQL
12 185 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
13 168 (1.24%) MongoDB
14 138 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
15 132 (0.98%) Oracle Database
16 128 (0.95%) RDBMS
17 126 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
17 126 (0.93%) Data Lake
18 123 (0.91%) QlikView
19 108 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 625 (4.62%) JIRA
2 536 (3.97%) Git (software)
3 467 (3.46%) Jenkins
4 202 (1.49%) Selenium
5 172 (1.27%) TeamCity
6 139 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 137 (1.01%) Visual Studio
8 134 (0.99%) Maven
9 126 (0.93%) Cucumber
10 121 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
11 118 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
12 101 (0.75%) JUnit
13 96 (0.71%) Bitbucket
13 96 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
14 79 (0.58%) webpack
15 77 (0.57%) Artifactory
16 69 (0.51%) Eclipse
17 65 (0.48%) RStudio
18 63 (0.47%) Subversion
19 47 (0.35%) GitLab
General
1 2,102 (15.55%) Banking
2 934 (6.91%) Public Sector
3 828 (6.13%) Telecoms
4 820 (6.07%) Marketing
5 735 (5.44%) Manufacturing
6 698 (5.16%) Front Office
7 529 (3.91%) Electronics
8 438 (3.24%) Retail
9 412 (3.05%) Financial Institution
10 401 (2.97%) Investment Banking
11 334 (2.47%) Legal
12 198 (1.47%) Back Office
13 141 (1.04%) Billing
14 134 (0.99%) Law
15 121 (0.90%) Retail Banking
16 119 (0.88%) General Ledger
17 114 (0.84%) Advertising
18 75 (0.55%) Publishing
19 70 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
20 57 (0.42%) Games
Job Titles
1 3,148 (23.29%) Developer
2 2,213 (16.37%) Analyst
3 1,175 (8.69%) Project Manager
4 1,030 (7.62%) Architect
5 902 (6.67%) Consultant
6 890 (6.59%) Business Analyst
7 698 (5.16%) Java Developer
8 485 (3.59%) Senior Developer
9 390 (2.89%) C# Developer
10 369 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
11 338 (2.50%) Python Developer
12 336 (2.49%) .NET Developer
13 318 (2.35%) Data Analyst
13 318 (2.35%) DevOps Engineer
14 312 (2.31%) Financial Analyst
15 279 (2.06%) Full Stack Developer
16 276 (2.04%) React Developer
17 259 (1.92%) IT Manager
18 238 (1.76%) Support Engineer
19 226 (1.67%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,026 (7.59%) .NET
2 678 (5.02%) React
3 673 (4.98%) AngularJS
4 663 (4.91%) Web Services
5 638 (4.72%) HTML
6 569 (4.21%) CSS
7 437 (3.23%) Node.js
8 357 (2.64%) Spring
9 334 (2.47%) REST
10 317 (2.35%) XML
11 295 (2.18%) Kafka
12 252 (1.86%) ASP.NET
13 250 (1.85%) JSON
14 233 (1.72%) RESTful
15 224 (1.66%) J2EE
16 198 (1.47%) .NET Core
17 197 (1.46%) HTML5
18 192 (1.42%) .NET Framework
19 189 (1.40%) Spring Boot
20 170 (1.26%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 1,221 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
2 497 (3.68%) User Experience
3 493 (3.65%) Greenfield Project
4 440 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 387 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 379 (2.80%) Derivative
7 355 (2.63%) Fixed Income
8 335 (2.48%) Data Centre
9 309 (2.29%) Equities
10 261 (1.93%) Hedge funds
11 249 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
12 183 (1.35%) Virtual Team
13 181 (1.34%) Mobile App
14 178 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
15 148 (1.10%) Public Cloud
16 142 (1.05%) Data Structures
17 122 (0.90%) Algorithms
18 85 (0.63%) Credit Risk
19 74 (0.55%) NHS
20 70 (0.52%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1,191 (8.81%) Windows
2 770 (5.70%) Linux
3 477 (3.53%) Windows 10
4 418 (3.09%) Unix
5 300 (2.22%) Windows Server
6 240 (1.78%) Windows 7
7 158 (1.17%) Android
8 129 (0.95%) Apple iOS
9 120 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 120 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 99 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 52 (0.38%) Solaris
12 27 (0.20%) Windows 8
13 25 (0.18%) AIX
14 24 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
15 20 (0.15%) Ubuntu
16 19 (0.14%) Amazon Linux
17 16 (0.12%) VMS
18 14 (0.10%) CentOS
19 13 (0.096%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,755 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 1,431 (10.59%) Project Management
3 1,376 (10.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,355 (10.03%) Business Intelligence
5 1,298 (9.60%) DevOps
6 1,122 (8.30%) Migration
7 944 (6.98%) Scrum
8 929 (6.87%) Analytics
9 898 (6.64%) Problem-Solving
10 812 (6.01%) Change Management
11 780 (5.77%) Programme Management
12 762 (5.64%) Microservices
13 742 (5.49%) Project Delivery
14 735 (5.44%) TDD
15 691 (5.11%) ITIL
16 678 (5.02%) ERP
17 655 (4.85%) Software Engineering
18 634 (4.69%) Asset Management
19 607 (4.49%) Test Automation
20 571 (4.22%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 2,079 (15.38%) SQL
2 1,736 (12.84%) Java
3 1,348 (9.97%) Python
4 1,242 (9.19%) JavaScript
5 1,153 (8.53%) C#
6 420 (3.11%) PowerShell
7 283 (2.09%) C++
8 232 (1.72%) TypeScript
9 224 (1.66%) R
10 199 (1.47%) T-SQL
11 187 (1.38%) C
12 182 (1.35%) Bash Shell
13 173 (1.28%) Scala
14 168 (1.24%) Java 8
15 162 (1.20%) VBA
16 157 (1.16%) PL/SQL
17 119 (0.88%) Ruby
17 119 (0.88%) Shell Script
18 108 (0.80%) PHP
19 86 (0.64%) ES6
Qualifications
1 844 (6.24%) Degree
2 600 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 395 (2.92%) SC Cleared
4 180 (1.33%) PMI Certification
5 168 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
6 160 (1.18%) CISSP
7 153 (1.13%) PMP
8 122 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
9 117 (0.87%) DV Cleared
10 108 (0.80%) ACCA
10 108 (0.80%) CISM
11 106 (0.78%) CIMA
12 99 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
13 98 (0.73%) CCNP
14 94 (0.70%) ISEB
15 81 (0.60%) ISTQB
16 77 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
17 73 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 67 (0.50%) CCNA
19 62 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 479 (3.54%) QA
2 394 (2.92%) PMO
3 188 (1.39%) Data Quality
4 175 (1.29%) SLA
5 161 (1.19%) GDPR
6 140 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 85 (0.63%) NIST
8 66 (0.49%) MiFID
9 59 (0.44%) IFRS
10 58 (0.43%) PCI DSS
11 55 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 44 (0.33%) COBIT
13 37 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 36 (0.27%) RMADS
15 35 (0.26%) JSP 440
16 29 (0.21%) PSD2
17 28 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
17 28 (0.21%) EMIR
18 23 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 23 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 598 (4.42%) Docker
2 523 (3.87%) Active Directory
3 196 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (0.40%) Hyper-V
5 50 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
6 47 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 47 (0.35%) XenApp
6 47 (0.35%) XenDesktop
7 45 (0.33%) vSphere
8 37 (0.27%) HDFS
9 28 (0.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 23 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
11 22 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
13 12 (0.089%) Firmware
13 12 (0.089%) VMware NSX
14 11 (0.081%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (0.059%) DFS Replication
15 8 (0.059%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 8 (0.059%) Xen
Systems Management
1 449 (3.32%) Kubernetes
2 353 (2.61%) Ansible
3 334 (2.47%) Terraform
4 218 (1.61%) SCCM
5 183 (1.35%) Puppet
6 139 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
7 64 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
8 61 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
9 35 (0.26%) AirWatch
10 33 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
11 32 (0.24%) SCOM
12 30 (0.22%) Control-M
13 28 (0.21%) FortiGate
14 24 (0.18%) Tivoli
15 22 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
15 22 (0.16%) Packer
16 21 (0.16%) Nagios
17 20 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
17 20 (0.15%) WSUS
18 19 (0.14%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1,730 (12.80%) Microsoft
2 1,337 (9.89%) SAP
3 1,170 (8.66%) Oracle
4 343 (2.54%) Cisco
5 341 (2.52%) VMware
6 306 (2.26%) Google
7 251 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
8 219 (1.62%) Tableau
9 214 (1.58%) Citrix
10 176 (1.30%) IBM
11 175 (1.29%) ServiceNow
12 147 (1.09%) Splunk
13 140 (1.04%) Red Hat
14 120 (0.89%) Adobe
15 105 (0.78%) Bloomberg
16 97 (0.72%) Cognos
17 95 (0.70%) HP
18 93 (0.69%) MuleSoft
19 85 (0.63%) Reuters
20 79 (0.58%) EMC