Period
to 21 January 2022

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 21 January 2022 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
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 4 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 16,858 7,193 12,213
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 19.29% 17.32% 16.75%
As % of the General category 35.71% 33.33% 33.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,041 5,249 8,357
10th Percentile £363 £315 £310
25th Percentile £460 £413 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £663 £613 £613
90th Percentile £750 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 124 143
10th Percentile £11.80 £12.83 £11.42
25th Percentile £15.04 £15.04 £16.16
Median hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +14.58% +6.67% -6.25%
75th Percentile £49.25 £39.81 £35.50
90th Percentile £59.50 £61.03 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.70 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.84% -15.56% -13.81%

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 47,207 21,583 36,782
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.02% 51.96% 50.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,584 14,568 23,901
10th Percentile £313 £268 £235
25th Percentile £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £465
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.15% -2.11%
75th Percentile £638 £581 £575
90th Percentile £725 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.24% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,347 855 1,429
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.89 £12.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.26
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.25 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -13.98% +24.33% +2.10%
75th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £37.63
90th Percentile £58.06 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.97 £21.23 £17.90
% change year-on-year -20.07% +18.58% +2.29%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Finance in the UK

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Finance.

Daily rate trend for Finance in the UK

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Finance over the 6 months to 21 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Finance in the UK

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Finance.

Hourly rate trend for Finance in the UK

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Finance over the 6 months to 21 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Finance in the UK

Finance
Top 19 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 21 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England +1 14,022 £550 +6.32% 3,652
London +1 9,656 £600 +14.29% 2,007
UK excluding London +4 4,657 £475 +5.56% 1,885
Work from Home -1 4,336 £550 +10.00% 673
South East +7 1,174 £500 +2.30% 389
North of England -3 929 £485 +13.45% 508
Scotland +2 860 £475 +11.76% 186
Midlands +1 703 £488 +14.44% 344
South West +2 545 £475 -9.52% 214
North West +3 487 £475 +11.76% 289
West Midlands +2 455 £495 +15.12% 230
Yorkshire -3 401 £500 +11.11% 166
East of England +5 240 £475 +5.56% 168
East Midlands -2 234 £475 +17.28% 112
Wales +4 157 £475 +18.75% 54
Northern Ireland 0 53 £475 +10.21% 30
North East +12 48 £450 +2.86% 53
Channel Islands - 5 £450 - 1
Isle of Man -2 4 £329 -

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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 5,274 (31.28%) Agile Software Development
2 4,343 (25.76%) Social Skills
3 2,946 (17.48%) Banking
4 2,665 (15.81%) Azure
5 2,458 (14.58%) SQL
6 2,153 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 2,084 (12.36%) DevOps
8 2,017 (11.96%) Microsoft
9 1,909 (11.32%) Project Management
10 1,904 (11.29%) AWS
11 1,902 (11.28%) Python
12 1,893 (11.23%) Java
13 1,574 (9.34%) Analytics
14 1,573 (9.33%) CI/CD
15 1,485 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
16 1,442 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
17 1,430 (8.48%) Business Intelligence
18 1,413 (8.38%) JavaScript
19 1,391 (8.25%) Migration
20 1,375 (8.16%) SAP
21 1,331 (7.90%) Oracle
22 1,300 (7.71%) Scrum
23 1,282 (7.60%) Change Management
24 1,236 (7.33%) Public Sector
25 1,104 (6.55%) Project Delivery
26 1,053 (6.25%) C#
27 1,048 (6.22%) Software Engineering
28 1,034 (6.13%) Windows
29 1,020 (6.05%) Kubernetes
30 1,003 (5.95%) Marketing

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
1 434 (2.57%) Confluence
2 394 (2.34%) SharePoint
3 252 (1.49%) Apache Spark
4 137 (0.81%) Apache
5 115 (0.68%) IIS
6 107 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
7 88 (0.52%) SAS
8 63 (0.37%) CMS
9 59 (0.35%) Apache Airflow
10 51 (0.30%) nginx
11 49 (0.29%) Tomcat
12 47 (0.28%) WebSphere
13 41 (0.24%) Jupyter
13 41 (0.24%) MS Exchange
14 33 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 33 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
15 30 (0.18%) JBoss
16 27 (0.16%) OpenStack
17 26 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
18 24 (0.14%) Camunda
Applications
1 796 (4.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 459 (2.72%) Microsoft Office
3 317 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 307 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
5 230 (1.36%) MS Visio
6 80 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 77 (0.46%) Sketch
8 44 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 43 (0.26%) Chatbot
10 40 (0.24%) InVision
11 27 (0.16%) Adobe XD
12 23 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
13 20 (0.12%) Photoshop
14 19 (0.11%) Zeplin
15 16 (0.095%) Oracle Smart View
16 10 (0.059%) Open Workbench
17 7 (0.042%) InDesign
18 4 (0.024%) AutoCAD
19 3 (0.018%) Acrobat
19 3 (0.018%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 244 (1.45%) SAP S/4HANA
2 120 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 105 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
4 90 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
5 82 (0.49%) SAP FI
6 79 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
7 78 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
8 74 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
9 73 (0.43%) NetSuite
10 64 (0.38%) SAP CO
11 62 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
12 61 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
13 58 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
14 49 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
15 46 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
16 45 (0.27%) SAP ERP
17 38 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
18 37 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
18 37 (0.22%) Sentinel
19 36 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 2,665 (15.81%) Azure
2 1,904 (11.29%) AWS
3 801 (4.75%) GCP
4 647 (3.84%) Power Platform
5 553 (3.28%) Microsoft 365
6 504 (2.99%) Serverless
7 435 (2.58%) SaaS
8 379 (2.25%) Dynamics 365
9 324 (1.92%) GitHub
10 323 (1.92%) PaaS
11 287 (1.70%) AWS Lambda
12 274 (1.63%) IaaS
13 269 (1.60%) Amazon S3
14 209 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
15 167 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
16 155 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
17 154 (0.91%) OpenShift
18 142 (0.84%) Amazon SQS
19 135 (0.80%) AWS Step Functions
20 126 (0.75%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 345 (2.05%) Firewall
2 184 (1.09%) DNS
3 179 (1.06%) Network Security
4 132 (0.78%) Internet
5 124 (0.74%) TCP/IP
6 123 (0.73%) WAN
7 120 (0.71%) LAN
8 111 (0.66%) HTTP
9 99 (0.59%) DHCP
10 96 (0.57%) VPN
11 83 (0.49%) SAN
12 65 (0.39%) Kerberos
13 64 (0.38%) BGP
14 53 (0.31%) Wireless
15 44 (0.26%) Multicast
15 44 (0.26%) SSL
16 43 (0.26%) Skype
17 41 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
18 40 (0.24%) Intranet
19 36 (0.21%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 952 (5.65%) SQL Server
2 569 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
3 553 (3.28%) Power BI
4 433 (2.57%) Big Data
4 433 (2.57%) Relational Database
5 340 (2.02%) NoSQL
6 272 (1.61%) Tableau
7 249 (1.48%) Data Lake
8 240 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 232 (1.38%) MongoDB
10 224 (1.33%) Hadoop
11 219 (1.30%) Metadata
12 215 (1.28%) Oracle Database
13 212 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
14 203 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 159 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 155 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
17 146 (0.87%) MySQL
18 145 (0.86%) RDBMS
19 116 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 951 (5.64%) JIRA
2 739 (4.38%) Jenkins
3 737 (4.37%) Git (software)
4 235 (1.39%) Maven
5 222 (1.32%) Selenium
5 222 (1.32%) TeamCity
6 212 (1.26%) GitLab
7 173 (1.03%) Cucumber
8 130 (0.77%) Bitbucket
9 119 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
10 116 (0.69%) Visual Studio
11 102 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
12 98 (0.58%) Artifactory
13 96 (0.57%) Gradle
14 88 (0.52%) JUnit
15 85 (0.50%) Postman
16 84 (0.50%) Cypress.io
17 83 (0.49%) SonarQube
18 67 (0.40%) Subversion
19 63 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4,343 (25.76%) Social Skills
2 2,946 (17.48%) Banking
3 1,485 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
4 1,236 (7.33%) Public Sector
5 1,003 (5.95%) Marketing
6 960 (5.69%) Front Office
7 864 (5.13%) Telecoms
8 809 (4.80%) Presentation Skills
9 799 (4.74%) Manufacturing
10 705 (4.18%) Investment Banking
11 648 (3.84%) Legal
12 631 (3.74%) Electronics
13 601 (3.57%) Retail
14 531 (3.15%) Financial Institution
15 433 (2.57%) Influencing Skills
16 309 (1.83%) Organisational Skills
17 233 (1.38%) Back Office
18 175 (1.04%) Law
19 173 (1.03%) Documentation Skills
20 165 (0.98%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3,382 (20.06%) Developer
2 2,774 (16.46%) Analyst
3 1,789 (10.61%) Project Manager
4 1,573 (9.33%) Architect
5 1,342 (7.96%) Business Analyst
6 960 (5.69%) Consultant
7 811 (4.81%) Java Developer
8 597 (3.54%) Solutions Architect
9 526 (3.12%) Senior Developer
10 516 (3.06%) Python Developer
11 463 (2.75%) IT Manager
12 451 (2.68%) Software Engineer
13 382 (2.27%) Financial Analyst
14 364 (2.16%) Programme Manager
15 361 (2.14%) DevOps Engineer
16 351 (2.08%) Data Analyst
17 342 (2.03%) React Developer
18 339 (2.01%) Data Engineer
19 337 (2.00%) AWS Engineer
20 335 (1.99%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 960 (5.69%) React
2 898 (5.33%) .NET
3 595 (3.53%) HTML
4 586 (3.48%) AngularJS
5 507 (3.01%) Node.js
6 503 (2.98%) CSS
7 483 (2.87%) Spring
8 431 (2.56%) REST
9 417 (2.47%) Kafka
10 328 (1.95%) Spring Boot
11 320 (1.90%) RESTful
12 297 (1.76%) Web Services
13 272 (1.61%) JSON
14 256 (1.52%) XML
15 224 (1.33%) Middleware
16 196 (1.16%) ASP.NET
17 193 (1.14%) .NET Framework
18 191 (1.13%) .NET Core
19 184 (1.09%) HTML5
20 174 (1.03%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 667 (3.96%) User Experience
2 511 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 488 (2.89%) Derivative
4 476 (2.82%) Hedge funds
5 459 (2.72%) Management Information System
6 426 (2.53%) Equities
7 374 (2.22%) Fixed Income
8 349 (2.07%) Data Protection Act
9 346 (2.05%) Data Centre
10 292 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
11 289 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
12 262 (1.55%) Public Cloud
13 259 (1.54%) Data Structures
14 211 (1.25%) Virtual Team
15 192 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
16 187 (1.11%) Legacy Systems
16 187 (1.11%) Mobile App
17 185 (1.10%) Algorithms
17 185 (1.10%) Cloud Native
18 175 (1.04%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,034 (6.13%) Windows
2 888 (5.27%) Linux
3 448 (2.66%) Unix
4 244 (1.45%) Windows Server
5 213 (1.26%) Windows 10
6 145 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 117 (0.69%) Apple iOS
8 97 (0.58%) Android
9 58 (0.34%) Windows 7
10 56 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 51 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
12 49 (0.29%) Solaris
13 48 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
14 29 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
15 26 (0.15%) Mac OS
16 23 (0.14%) AIX
17 22 (0.13%) Mac OS X
18 21 (0.12%) Ubuntu
19 14 (0.083%) CentOS
20 13 (0.077%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,274 (31.28%) Agile Software Development
2 2,153 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 2,084 (12.36%) DevOps
4 1,909 (11.32%) Project Management
5 1,574 (9.34%) Analytics
6 1,573 (9.33%) CI/CD
7 1,442 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
8 1,430 (8.48%) Business Intelligence
9 1,391 (8.25%) Migration
10 1,300 (7.71%) Scrum
11 1,282 (7.60%) Change Management
12 1,104 (6.55%) Project Delivery
13 1,048 (6.22%) Software Engineering
14 992 (5.88%) Programme Management
15 946 (5.61%) Microservices
16 886 (5.26%) Asset Management
17 822 (4.88%) SDLC
18 779 (4.62%) Risk Management
19 752 (4.46%) Data Modelling
20 726 (4.31%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2,458 (14.58%) SQL
2 1,902 (11.28%) Python
3 1,893 (11.23%) Java
4 1,413 (8.38%) JavaScript
5 1,053 (6.25%) C#
6 684 (4.06%) TypeScript
7 416 (2.47%) PowerShell
8 356 (2.11%) C++
9 289 (1.71%) T-SQL
10 267 (1.58%) Java 8
11 253 (1.50%) Scala
12 230 (1.36%) C
13 229 (1.36%) PL/SQL
14 224 (1.33%) Bash
15 190 (1.13%) VBA
16 165 (0.98%) Kotlin
17 147 (0.87%) Shell Script
18 111 (0.66%) R
19 97 (0.58%) Perl
20 87 (0.52%) Go
Qualifications
1 944 (5.60%) Degree
2 655 (3.89%) Security Cleared
3 483 (2.87%) SC Cleared
4 232 (1.38%) PMP
5 227 (1.35%) PMI Certification
6 193 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
7 176 (1.04%) CISSP
8 119 (0.71%) CISM
9 98 (0.58%) Master's Degree
10 93 (0.55%) CIMA
11 92 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 87 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
13 85 (0.50%) ACCA
14 80 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
15 78 (0.46%) DV Cleared
16 71 (0.42%) CISA
17 70 (0.42%) CRISC
17 70 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
18 67 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 63 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 697 (4.13%) PMO
2 557 (3.30%) QA
3 419 (2.49%) GDPR
4 359 (2.13%) Data Quality
5 207 (1.23%) SLA
6 176 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 157 (0.93%) IFRS
8 137 (0.81%) Accessibility
9 113 (0.67%) NIST
10 95 (0.56%) COBIT
11 81 (0.48%) MiFID
12 69 (0.41%) PCI DSS
13 58 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 54 (0.32%) GAAP
15 53 (0.31%) GRC
16 40 (0.24%) IFRS 9
17 37 (0.22%) ISO 20022
18 35 (0.21%) EMIR
19 25 (0.15%) Basel III
19 25 (0.15%) FINREP
System Software
1 938 (5.56%) Docker
2 569 (3.38%) Active Directory
3 220 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 61 (0.36%) Hyper-V
5 56 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 51 (0.30%) vSphere
7 44 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
8 40 (0.24%) NFS
8 40 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
9 38 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
10 28 (0.17%) HDFS
11 27 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
12 22 (0.13%) XenDesktop
13 17 (0.10%) XenApp
14 15 (0.089%) Firmware
15 14 (0.083%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 14 (0.083%) Microsoft App-V
16 13 (0.077%) VMware NSX
17 12 (0.071%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 11 (0.065%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 1,020 (6.05%) Kubernetes
2 917 (5.44%) Terraform
3 478 (2.84%) Ansible
4 127 (0.75%) SCCM
5 111 (0.66%) Puppet
6 108 (0.64%) Prometheus
7 106 (0.63%) Grafana
8 103 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
9 81 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
10 57 (0.34%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 52 (0.31%) Kibana
12 45 (0.27%) logstash
13 44 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
14 40 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
15 33 (0.20%) Istio
16 30 (0.18%) SCOM
17 29 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
18 27 (0.16%) BladeLogic
18 27 (0.16%) Data Guard
19 25 (0.15%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2,017 (11.96%) Microsoft
2 1,375 (8.16%) SAP
3 1,331 (7.90%) Oracle
4 396 (2.35%) Google
5 335 (1.99%) VMware
6 260 (1.54%) ServiceNow
7 218 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
8 210 (1.25%) Cisco
9 195 (1.16%) IBM
10 189 (1.12%) Citrix
11 166 (0.98%) Splunk
12 163 (0.97%) Adobe
13 155 (0.92%) Databricks
14 149 (0.88%) Red Hat
15 148 (0.88%) Informatica
16 103 (0.61%) Workday
17 94 (0.56%) HP
18 79 (0.47%) MuleSoft
18 79 (0.47%) Sybase
19 76 (0.45%) JD Edwards