Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 19,252 20,997 18,614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.37% 20.93% 19.12%
As % of the General category 53.57% 53.76% 52.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,294 14,832 13,005
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +0.56%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 222 246
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -15.09% +6.00%
10th Percentile £14.05 £11.76 £11.15
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.57 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £24.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +10.42% -7.69% +18.18%

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 35,940 39,057 35,523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.15% 38.93% 36.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,569 25,880 23,568
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £675 £669 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 798 875 894
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -6.14%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £51.72 £48.75 £47.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £26.87 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.50% +7.46% -9.09%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17,525 £500 +4.17% 4,297
London 0 10,891 £525 - 2,176
UK excluding London 0 8,113 £450 +5.88% 2,444
South East -1 2,281 £475 +5.56% 572
North of England -3 1,551 £425 +1.80% 627
South West -1 1,260 £450 +12.50% 345
Scotland -1 1,234 £425 +3.03% 221
Midlands -3 871 £438 +9.38% 366
Yorkshire -1 745 £425 +0.47% 234
North West -4 715 £425 - 352
East of England -2 621 £500 +17.65% 213
West Midlands -4 501 £445 +11.25% 244
East Midlands -2 333 £425 +8.42% 120
Wales +2 187 £413 +3.13% 64
Northern Ireland +1 112 £400 -5.88% 36
North East -19 100 £388 -3.13% 41
Isle of Man 0 11 £538 +34.38% 2
Channel Islands +6 9 £690 +112.31%

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 5,593 (29.05%) Agile Software Development
2 3,614 (18.77%) Banking
3 2,920 (15.17%) SQL
4 2,509 (13.03%) Java
5 2,278 (11.83%) Microsoft
6 2,173 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 2,055 (10.67%) Project Management
8 1,895 (9.84%) Oracle
9 1,714 (8.90%) DevOps
10 1,694 (8.80%) JavaScript
11 1,609 (8.36%) Windows
12 1,603 (8.33%) C#
13 1,536 (7.98%) SQL Server
14 1,533 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
15 1,519 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
16 1,510 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
17 1,509 (7.84%) Scrum
18 1,507 (7.83%) .NET
19 1,444 (7.50%) Python
20 1,423 (7.39%) Problem-Solving
21 1,421 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
22 1,358 (7.05%) Migration
23 1,334 (6.93%) SAP
24 1,315 (6.83%) TDD
25 1,279 (6.64%) Linux
26 1,172 (6.09%) Degree
27 1,159 (6.02%) HTML
28 1,157 (6.01%) Test Automation
29 1,077 (5.59%) Microsoft Excel
30 1,040 (5.40%) Analytics

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
1 473 (2.46%) SharePoint
2 409 (2.12%) Apache Spark
3 365 (1.90%) Confluence
4 237 (1.23%) SAS
5 197 (1.02%) Apache
6 184 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
7 177 (0.92%) WebSphere
8 150 (0.78%) CMS
9 140 (0.73%) Tomcat
10 134 (0.70%) MS Exchange
11 119 (0.62%) IIS
12 104 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 103 (0.54%) WebLogic
14 92 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
15 89 (0.46%) JBoss
16 78 (0.41%) Skype for Business
17 73 (0.38%) Mule
18 54 (0.28%) Oracle Service Bus
19 52 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 49 (0.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1,077 (5.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 816 (4.24%) Microsoft Office
3 469 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 315 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
5 285 (1.48%) MS Visio
6 114 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 83 (0.43%) InVision
8 65 (0.34%) Photoshop
9 35 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
10 21 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 20 (0.10%) Open Workbench
12 18 (0.093%) UserZoom
13 15 (0.078%) Chatbot
14 10 (0.052%) SPSS
15 8 (0.042%) AutoCAD
16 7 (0.036%) Acrobat
17 6 (0.031%) OmniGraffle
18 5 (0.026%) Adobe Captivate
19 4 (0.021%) Simulink
20 3 (0.016%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 224 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 174 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
3 170 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
4 169 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
5 138 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
6 120 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
7 115 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
8 105 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
9 102 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
10 91 (0.47%) SAP FI
11 84 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
12 71 (0.37%) SAP CO
13 69 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
14 66 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 65 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
16 62 (0.32%) NetSuite
17 61 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
18 52 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
19 47 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
20 46 (0.24%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1,519 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1,510 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 527 (2.74%) Office 365
4 291 (1.51%) SaaS
5 277 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
6 268 (1.39%) PaaS
7 228 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
8 195 (1.01%) GitHub
9 190 (0.99%) IaaS
10 184 (0.96%) Serverless
11 144 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
12 133 (0.69%) OpenShift
13 103 (0.54%) Amazon S3
14 87 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
15 82 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
15 82 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
16 76 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
17 74 (0.38%) npm
18 65 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 44 (0.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 398 (2.07%) Firewall
2 258 (1.34%) DNS
3 224 (1.16%) WAN
4 217 (1.13%) LAN
5 200 (1.04%) TCP/IP
6 197 (1.02%) Internet
7 189 (0.98%) Network Security
8 182 (0.95%) VPN
9 132 (0.69%) SAN
10 107 (0.56%) DHCP
11 105 (0.55%) Skype
12 97 (0.50%) HTTP
13 93 (0.48%) Wireless
14 88 (0.46%) BGP
15 80 (0.42%) OSPF
16 72 (0.37%) MPLS
17 70 (0.36%) SSL
18 61 (0.32%) Intranet
19 60 (0.31%) Cisco IOS
20 57 (0.30%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,536 (7.98%) SQL Server
2 688 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 605 (3.14%) Big Data
4 490 (2.55%) Hadoop
5 453 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 434 (2.25%) Relational Database
7 349 (1.81%) NoSQL
8 342 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 287 (1.49%) Power BI
10 267 (1.39%) MongoDB
11 229 (1.19%) MySQL
12 219 (1.14%) Oracle Database
13 201 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 192 (1.00%) RDBMS
15 165 (0.86%) Apache Hive
16 162 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
17 145 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
18 144 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
19 122 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
20 121 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 923 (4.79%) Jenkins
2 866 (4.50%) Git (software)
3 820 (4.26%) JIRA
4 420 (2.18%) Selenium
5 362 (1.88%) Maven
6 284 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 244 (1.27%) Cucumber
8 227 (1.18%) TeamCity
9 201 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
10 188 (0.98%) Visual Studio
11 167 (0.87%) JUnit
12 159 (0.83%) WebDriver
13 152 (0.79%) Subversion
14 131 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 121 (0.63%) SoapUI
16 119 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
17 104 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
18 96 (0.50%) Gradle
18 96 (0.50%) JMeter
19 92 (0.48%) webpack
General
1 3,614 (18.77%) Banking
2 938 (4.87%) Marketing
3 866 (4.50%) Telecoms
4 801 (4.16%) Front Office
5 773 (4.02%) Manufacturing
6 764 (3.97%) Financial Institution
7 724 (3.76%) Retail
8 627 (3.26%) Investment Banking
9 563 (2.92%) Electronics
10 521 (2.71%) Legal
11 293 (1.52%) Back Office
12 291 (1.51%) Retail Banking
13 235 (1.22%) Law
14 195 (1.01%) Advertising
15 174 (0.90%) Billing
16 162 (0.84%) General Ledger
17 86 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
18 78 (0.41%) Games
19 71 (0.37%) Publishing
20 55 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 4,629 (24.04%) Developer
2 3,346 (17.38%) Analyst
3 1,716 (8.91%) Project Manager
4 1,396 (7.25%) Architect
5 1,384 (7.19%) Business Analyst
6 1,064 (5.53%) Java Developer
7 1,004 (5.22%) Consultant
8 703 (3.65%) C# Developer
9 697 (3.62%) Senior Developer
10 616 (3.20%) DevOps Engineer
11 565 (2.93%) .NET Developer
12 473 (2.46%) Solutions Architect
13 464 (2.41%) Financial Analyst
14 396 (2.06%) React Developer
15 373 (1.94%) SQL Developer
16 365 (1.90%) Data Analyst
17 349 (1.81%) IT Manager
18 318 (1.65%) Designer
19 310 (1.61%) Python Developer
20 300 (1.56%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,507 (7.83%) .NET
2 1,159 (6.02%) HTML
3 979 (5.09%) AngularJS
4 890 (4.62%) CSS
5 842 (4.37%) Web Services
6 747 (3.88%) React
7 714 (3.71%) Spring
8 691 (3.59%) REST
9 577 (3.00%) Node.js
10 524 (2.72%) HTML5
11 469 (2.44%) XML
12 452 (2.35%) ASP.NET
13 438 (2.28%) RESTful
14 407 (2.11%) JSON
15 402 (2.09%) SOAP
16 379 (1.97%) Middleware
17 329 (1.71%) Kafka
18 305 (1.58%) Spring Boot
19 304 (1.58%) jQuery
20 277 (1.44%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1,533 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
2 861 (4.47%) Greenfield Project
3 734 (3.81%) User Experience
4 556 (2.89%) Fintech
5 479 (2.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 427 (2.22%) Data Centre
6 427 (2.22%) Management Information System
7 409 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
8 391 (2.03%) Fixed Income
9 339 (1.76%) Derivative
10 290 (1.51%) Mobile App
11 281 (1.46%) Hedge funds
12 258 (1.34%) Algorithms
13 249 (1.29%) Equities
14 216 (1.12%) Data Structures
15 194 (1.01%) Virtual Team
16 185 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
17 156 (0.81%) Credit Risk
18 110 (0.57%) Blackberry
18 110 (0.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,609 (8.36%) Windows
2 1,279 (6.64%) Linux
3 717 (3.72%) Unix
4 454 (2.36%) Windows Server
5 378 (1.96%) Windows 10
6 337 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 301 (1.56%) Windows 7
8 235 (1.22%) Android
9 234 (1.22%) Apple iOS
10 141 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
11 103 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 88 (0.46%) Solaris
13 42 (0.22%) AIX
14 40 (0.21%) Windows 8
15 32 (0.17%) Mac OS X
16 28 (0.15%) Mac OS
17 26 (0.14%) CentOS
17 26 (0.14%) Windows XP
18 21 (0.11%) Data ONTAP
19 19 (0.099%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,593 (29.05%) Agile Software Development
2 2,173 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 2,055 (10.67%) Project Management
4 1,714 (8.90%) DevOps
5 1,509 (7.84%) Scrum
6 1,423 (7.39%) Problem-Solving
7 1,421 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
8 1,358 (7.05%) Migration
9 1,315 (6.83%) TDD
10 1,157 (6.01%) Test Automation
11 1,040 (5.40%) Analytics
12 1,014 (5.27%) Programme Management
13 980 (5.09%) ITIL
14 936 (4.86%) Change Management
15 898 (4.66%) Microservices
16 873 (4.53%) Business Analysis
17 852 (4.43%) Continuous Integration
18 788 (4.09%) Risk Management
19 781 (4.06%) SDLC
20 748 (3.89%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2,920 (15.17%) SQL
2 2,509 (13.03%) Java
3 1,694 (8.80%) JavaScript
4 1,603 (8.33%) C#
5 1,444 (7.50%) Python
6 520 (2.70%) PowerShell
7 433 (2.25%) Java 8
8 375 (1.95%) T-SQL
9 365 (1.90%) C++
10 292 (1.52%) C
11 283 (1.47%) VBA
12 277 (1.44%) Scala
13 273 (1.42%) PL/SQL
14 262 (1.36%) TypeScript
15 241 (1.25%) Perl
16 240 (1.25%) Bash Shell
17 202 (1.05%) Ruby
18 185 (0.96%) R
19 168 (0.87%) Shell Script
20 138 (0.72%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,172 (6.09%) Degree
2 783 (4.07%) Security Cleared
3 509 (2.64%) SC Cleared
4 216 (1.12%) CISSP
5 199 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 172 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
7 165 (0.86%) DV Cleared
8 162 (0.84%) ISEB
9 149 (0.77%) PMP
10 148 (0.77%) CISM
11 144 (0.75%) PMI Certification
12 122 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 119 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
14 112 (0.58%) CCNP
15 105 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
15 105 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 96 (0.50%) AWS Certification
17 95 (0.49%) ACCA
17 95 (0.49%) ISTQB
18 88 (0.46%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 736 (3.82%) QA
2 687 (3.57%) PMO
3 271 (1.41%) GDPR
4 269 (1.40%) Data Quality
5 230 (1.19%) SLA
6 142 (0.74%) IFRS
7 136 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 121 (0.63%) PSD2
9 108 (0.56%) PCI DSS
10 106 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 64 (0.33%) MiFID
12 59 (0.31%) COBIT
13 51 (0.26%) IFRS 9
14 44 (0.23%) JSP 440
15 33 (0.17%) SEPA
16 28 (0.15%) Solvency II
17 27 (0.14%) RMADS
18 25 (0.13%) HIPAA
19 24 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
20 23 (0.12%) Basel III
System Software
1 798 (4.15%) Docker
2 763 (3.96%) Active Directory
3 328 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 134 (0.70%) XenApp
5 127 (0.66%) XenDesktop
6 105 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
7 99 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
8 96 (0.50%) vSphere
9 58 (0.30%) Hyper-V
10 47 (0.24%) NFS
11 45 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 44 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
13 40 (0.21%) HDFS
14 34 (0.18%) Apache Flume
14 34 (0.18%) OpenAM
15 29 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 26 (0.14%) Firmware
17 19 (0.099%) Oracle RAC
18 18 (0.093%) XenServer
19 17 (0.088%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 551 (2.86%) Kubernetes
2 540 (2.80%) Ansible
3 500 (2.60%) Terraform
4 359 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
5 357 (1.85%) Puppet
6 266 (1.38%) SCCM
7 89 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
8 71 (0.37%) Packer
9 61 (0.32%) HP ALM
9 61 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
10 58 (0.30%) Oozie
11 44 (0.23%) vCenter Server
12 43 (0.22%) Control-M
13 42 (0.22%) Nagios
14 38 (0.20%) Mesos
15 35 (0.18%) Kibana
16 32 (0.17%) vRealize
17 31 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
17 31 (0.16%) NetBackup
18 30 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2,278 (11.83%) Microsoft
2 1,895 (9.84%) Oracle
3 1,334 (6.93%) SAP
4 578 (3.00%) VMware
5 417 (2.17%) Cisco
6 410 (2.13%) Citrix
7 336 (1.75%) IBM
8 327 (1.70%) Google
9 286 (1.49%) Tableau
10 270 (1.40%) Red Hat
11 257 (1.33%) Splunk
12 221 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
13 200 (1.04%) HP
14 178 (0.92%) ServiceNow
15 156 (0.81%) Adobe
16 149 (0.77%) CheckPoint
17 135 (0.70%) Sybase
18 133 (0.69%) Bloomberg
19 111 (0.58%) Reuters
20 104 (0.54%) Informatica