Period
to 18 January 2021

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 18 January 2021 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 7,135 12,103 19,268
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 17.41% 16.75% 19.37%
As % of the General category 42.90% 44.62% 48.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,436 8,527 13,719
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £315 £313 £313
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 143 235
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -6.25% +13.73%
10th Percentile £12.51 £11.42 £14.05
90th Percentile £70.00 £53.00 £53.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £22.50 £26.21
% change year-on-year -12.22% -14.15% +16.49%

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 16,630 27,124 39,995
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.57% 37.53% 40.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,185 17,890 26,619
Median daily rate £490 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% - +2.70%
10th Percentile £292 £272 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £431 £425
% change year-on-year -1.42% +1.44% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 817 1,025
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.11 £20.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.32% -0.62% -3.34%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.44 £11.85
90th Percentile £52.85 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +17.95% -2.50% -1.14%

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 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 2021. 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 6,187 £515 +3.00% 2,201
London 0 4,346 £525 -4.55% 1,200
UK excluding London -1 2,043 £450 - 1,110
Work from Home +1 1,742 £500 +11.11% 350
North of England +4 520 £432 -4.10% 321
South East -2 437 £500 +5.26% 251
Scotland -1 342 £425 -5.56% 93
Midlands -1 304 £427 -5.11% 189
North West +1 272 £430 -4.44% 171
South West -3 239 £500 +8.70% 126
Yorkshire +5 218 £450 +5.88% 114
West Midlands -2 172 £438 +2.94% 114
East Midlands +1 121 £405 -10.00% 74
East of England -12 101 £450 +5.88% 90
Wales +1 55 £413 -8.33% 28
Northern Ireland +1 44 £431 +4.48% 13
North East -7 31 £425 +3.03% 36
Isle of Man 0 2 - -

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, 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 2,121 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
2 1,384 (19.40%) Banking
3 1,215 (17.03%) Java
4 1,103 (15.46%) Python
5 1,094 (15.33%) SQL
6 991 (13.89%) Azure
7 989 (13.86%) AWS
8 834 (11.69%) JavaScript
9 761 (10.67%) Front Office
10 745 (10.44%) DevOps
11 733 (10.27%) Business Intelligence
12 700 (9.81%) Asset Management
13 684 (9.59%) Change Management
14 682 (9.56%) Public Sector
15 674 (9.45%) Microsoft
16 653 (9.15%) Software Engineering
17 645 (9.04%) Stakeholder Management
18 636 (8.91%) SAP
19 627 (8.79%) Web Services
20 613 (8.59%) Oracle
21 590 (8.27%) Project Management
22 587 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
23 554 (7.76%) Migration
24 530 (7.43%) Programme Management
25 529 (7.41%) React
26 523 (7.33%) Microservices
27 513 (7.19%) Marketing
28 502 (7.04%) Analytics
29 498 (6.98%) Kubernetes
29 498 (6.98%) Docker

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
1 223 (3.13%) Confluence
2 165 (2.31%) Apache
3 149 (2.09%) Apache Spark
4 142 (1.99%) SharePoint
5 92 (1.29%) Red Hat Fuse
6 72 (1.01%) Mule
7 45 (0.63%) SAS
8 44 (0.62%) IIS
9 43 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 37 (0.52%) CMS
10 37 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
11 33 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
12 31 (0.43%) Skype for Business
13 29 (0.41%) JBoss
14 26 (0.36%) WebSphere
15 24 (0.34%) MS Exchange
16 23 (0.32%) WebLogic
17 21 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
18 19 (0.27%) Jupyter
19 17 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 293 (4.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 188 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
3 126 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 77 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
5 74 (1.04%) MS Visio
6 32 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 21 (0.29%) Sketch
8 18 (0.25%) InVision
9 11 (0.15%) Chatbot
10 9 (0.13%) Photoshop
11 8 (0.11%) InfoPath
12 7 (0.098%) Camtasia
13 6 (0.084%) UserZoom
14 3 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 3 (0.042%) Adobe XD
14 3 (0.042%) AutoCAD
14 3 (0.042%) Figma
14 3 (0.042%) Open Workbench
14 3 (0.042%) SPSS
15 2 (0.028%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 72 (1.01%) SAP S/4HANA
2 70 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
3 63 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
4 49 (0.69%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 46 (0.64%) NetSuite
6 45 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
7 43 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
8 40 (0.56%) Markit EDM
9 38 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
9 38 (0.53%) SAP FI
10 35 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
11 34 (0.48%) ION MarketView
11 34 (0.48%) SAP CO
12 33 (0.46%) Eagle PACE
13 32 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
14 31 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
15 30 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
16 29 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
17 20 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
18 18 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 991 (13.89%) Azure
2 989 (13.86%) AWS
3 432 (6.05%) GCP
4 307 (4.30%) Serverless
5 228 (3.20%) AWS Lambda
6 219 (3.07%) Power Platform
7 211 (2.96%) Office 365
8 198 (2.78%) Amazon S3
9 138 (1.93%) SaaS
10 130 (1.82%) PaaS
11 129 (1.81%) Dynamics 365
12 116 (1.63%) GitHub
13 115 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
14 104 (1.46%) Amazon ECS
15 89 (1.25%) Amazon SQS
16 77 (1.08%) IaaS
17 74 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
18 68 (0.95%) AWS Step Functions
19 61 (0.85%) OpenShift
20 59 (0.83%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 186 (2.61%) Firewall
2 95 (1.33%) DNS
3 70 (0.98%) WAN
4 63 (0.88%) TCP/IP
5 58 (0.81%) LAN
5 58 (0.81%) Network Security
6 50 (0.70%) Internet
7 49 (0.69%) DHCP
8 44 (0.62%) HTTP
9 43 (0.60%) Skype
10 42 (0.59%) VPN
11 35 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
12 32 (0.45%) SAN
13 31 (0.43%) BGP
14 29 (0.41%) VoIP
14 29 (0.41%) Wireless
15 28 (0.39%) Multicast
15 28 (0.39%) SSL
16 25 (0.35%) OSPF
17 24 (0.34%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 470 (6.59%) SQL Server
2 240 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
3 189 (2.65%) Relational Database
4 179 (2.51%) Big Data
5 171 (2.40%) Power BI
6 163 (2.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 161 (2.26%) NoSQL
8 129 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 126 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
10 125 (1.75%) MySQL
11 123 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
12 104 (1.46%) MongoDB
13 102 (1.43%) Oracle Database
14 89 (1.25%) Tableau
15 87 (1.22%) Hadoop
16 82 (1.15%) Data Lake
17 77 (1.08%) RDBMS
18 66 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
19 65 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 58 (0.81%) Apache Ignite
Development Applications
1 416 (5.83%) JIRA
2 339 (4.75%) Jenkins
3 316 (4.43%) Git (software)
4 112 (1.57%) Maven
5 88 (1.23%) GitLab
6 86 (1.21%) Artifactory
7 73 (1.02%) Bitbucket
8 71 (1.00%) Selenium
9 69 (0.97%) Cucumber
10 67 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 57 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
12 54 (0.76%) JUnit
13 52 (0.73%) TeamCity
14 41 (0.57%) Subversion
15 38 (0.53%) webpack
16 31 (0.43%) Cypress.io
17 30 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
17 30 (0.42%) Visual Studio
18 28 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
19 27 (0.38%) FishEye
General
1 1,384 (19.40%) Banking
2 761 (10.67%) Front Office
3 682 (9.56%) Public Sector
4 513 (7.19%) Marketing
5 497 (6.97%) Telecoms
6 455 (6.38%) Manufacturing
7 388 (5.44%) Electronics
8 347 (4.86%) Investment Banking
9 212 (2.97%) Financial Institution
10 175 (2.45%) Retail
11 144 (2.02%) Legal
12 99 (1.39%) Back Office
13 88 (1.23%) Retail Banking
14 68 (0.95%) Law
15 50 (0.70%) Local Government
16 41 (0.57%) Advertising
17 39 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
18 37 (0.52%) General Ledger
19 36 (0.50%) Billing
20 34 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,862 (26.10%) Developer
2 1,066 (14.94%) Analyst
3 603 (8.45%) Architect
4 499 (6.99%) Consultant
5 495 (6.94%) Project Manager
6 469 (6.57%) Business Analyst
7 456 (6.39%) Java Developer
8 292 (4.09%) Software Engineer
9 248 (3.48%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 248 (3.48%) Senior Developer
10 242 (3.39%) React Developer
11 229 (3.21%) Python Developer
12 190 (2.66%) Solutions Architect
13 187 (2.62%) JavaScript Developer
14 186 (2.61%) Data Analyst
15 174 (2.44%) AWS Developer
16 164 (2.30%) Financial Analyst
17 151 (2.12%) DevOps Engineer
18 142 (1.99%) Programme Manager
19 139 (1.95%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 627 (8.79%) Web Services
2 529 (7.41%) React
3 414 (5.80%) .NET
4 409 (5.73%) AngularJS
5 344 (4.82%) Node.js
6 305 (4.27%) Spring
7 254 (3.56%) REST
8 251 (3.52%) HTML
9 206 (2.89%) Kafka
10 204 (2.86%) CSS
10 204 (2.86%) Spring Boot
11 169 (2.37%) Vue.js
12 142 (1.99%) Middleware
13 140 (1.96%) JSON
14 139 (1.95%) XML
15 134 (1.88%) RESTful
16 113 (1.58%) HTML5
17 99 (1.39%) .NET Core
17 99 (1.39%) Apache Camel
18 97 (1.36%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 587 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 430 (6.03%) Fixed Income
3 413 (5.79%) Derivative
4 385 (5.40%) Equities
5 315 (4.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 305 (4.27%) User Experience
7 300 (4.20%) Hedge funds
8 176 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
9 152 (2.13%) Data Centre
9 152 (2.13%) Management Information System
10 118 (1.65%) Mobile App
11 97 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
12 90 (1.26%) Public Cloud
13 89 (1.25%) Data Structures
14 88 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
15 87 (1.22%) Virtual Team
16 85 (1.19%) Blog
17 81 (1.14%) Credit Risk
18 77 (1.08%) NHS
19 71 (1.00%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 439 (6.15%) Windows
2 413 (5.79%) Linux
3 158 (2.21%) Unix
4 114 (1.60%) Windows 10
5 109 (1.53%) Windows Server
6 92 (1.29%) Android
7 80 (1.12%) Apple iOS
8 48 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 46 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 42 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
11 33 (0.46%) Windows 7
12 28 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
14 17 (0.24%) Solaris
15 16 (0.22%) AIX
16 13 (0.18%) Mac OS
17 9 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
17 9 (0.13%) Windows 8
17 9 (0.13%) zOS
18 6 (0.084%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,121 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
2 745 (10.44%) DevOps
3 733 (10.27%) Business Intelligence
4 700 (9.81%) Asset Management
5 684 (9.59%) Change Management
6 653 (9.15%) Software Engineering
7 645 (9.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 590 (8.27%) Project Management
9 554 (7.76%) Migration
10 530 (7.43%) Programme Management
11 523 (7.33%) Microservices
12 502 (7.04%) Analytics
13 489 (6.85%) Problem-Solving
14 485 (6.80%) Scrum
15 449 (6.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 444 (6.22%) Investment Management
17 394 (5.52%) Digital Marketing
18 358 (5.02%) Data Modelling
19 335 (4.70%) Test Automation
20 326 (4.57%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,215 (17.03%) Java
2 1,103 (15.46%) Python
3 1,094 (15.33%) SQL
4 834 (11.69%) JavaScript
5 333 (4.67%) C#
6 274 (3.84%) Kotlin
7 205 (2.87%) TypeScript
8 188 (2.63%) Scala
9 171 (2.40%) PowerShell
10 169 (2.37%) Java 8
11 142 (1.99%) C++
12 132 (1.85%) C
13 109 (1.53%) R
14 97 (1.36%) PL/SQL
15 89 (1.25%) T-SQL
16 76 (1.07%) Bash Shell
17 72 (1.01%) VBA
18 70 (0.98%) Perl
19 65 (0.91%) Shell Script
20 48 (0.67%) Go
Qualifications
1 368 (5.16%) Security Cleared
2 362 (5.07%) Degree
3 270 (3.78%) SC Cleared
4 90 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 74 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
6 72 (1.01%) DV Cleared
7 64 (0.90%) CISSP
8 61 (0.85%) CCNP
9 46 (0.64%) PMP
10 42 (0.59%) PMI Certification
11 36 (0.50%) CISM
12 33 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 33 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
13 31 (0.43%) Master's Degree
14 29 (0.41%) CIMA
14 29 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 27 (0.38%) CCIE
16 26 (0.36%) PhD
17 25 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
18 23 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 214 (3.00%) QA
2 130 (1.82%) Data Quality
3 116 (1.63%) PMO
4 106 (1.49%) SLA
5 64 (0.90%) GDPR
6 60 (0.84%) NIST
7 48 (0.67%) IFRS
8 44 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 31 (0.43%) COBIT
10 27 (0.38%) MiFID
11 23 (0.32%) COREP
12 22 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 19 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 18 (0.25%) PCI DSS
15 17 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 17 (0.24%) PSD2
16 16 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
17 14 (0.20%) IFRS 9
18 10 (0.14%) RMADS
19 9 (0.13%) FINREP
System Software
1 498 (6.98%) Docker
2 227 (3.18%) Active Directory
3 126 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (0.41%) VMware NSX
6 25 (0.35%) vSphere
7 23 (0.32%) Hyper-V
8 20 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
9 17 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (0.22%) HDFS
11 14 (0.20%) XenApp
12 12 (0.17%) GlusterFS
13 10 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
13 10 (0.14%) XenDesktop
14 9 (0.13%) Firmware
15 8 (0.11%) Terminal Server
16 7 (0.098%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 7 (0.098%) Microsoft App-V
17 5 (0.070%) Xen
18 4 (0.056%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 498 (6.98%) Kubernetes
2 348 (4.88%) Terraform
3 183 (2.56%) Ansible
4 91 (1.28%) SCCM
5 76 (1.07%) Puppet
6 75 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
7 65 (0.91%) Prometheus
8 52 (0.73%) Grafana
9 41 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
10 36 (0.50%) Istio
11 35 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
12 30 (0.42%) Kibana
13 28 (0.39%) Consul
14 26 (0.36%) FortiGate
15 23 (0.32%) logstash
16 22 (0.31%) Control-M
17 19 (0.27%) Rancher
18 18 (0.25%) Fluentd
18 18 (0.25%) Salt
19 16 (0.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 674 (9.45%) Microsoft
2 636 (8.91%) SAP
3 613 (8.59%) Oracle
4 209 (2.93%) Google
5 168 (2.35%) VMware
6 158 (2.21%) Cisco
7 144 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
8 138 (1.93%) Splunk
9 120 (1.68%) Bloomberg
10 90 (1.26%) IBM
11 78 (1.09%) Atlassian
12 76 (1.07%) Citrix
13 68 (0.95%) ServiceNow
14 65 (0.91%) F5
14 65 (0.91%) Murex
15 60 (0.84%) Red Hat
16 57 (0.80%) CheckPoint
17 56 (0.78%) AppDynamics
18 51 (0.71%) Sparx
19 48 (0.67%) Informatica