Period
to 19 April 2018

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 19 April 2018 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 20,553 18,629 22,002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.33% 20.10% 20.61%
As % of the General category 54.08% 52.87% 53.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,114 12,924 15,233
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £280
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 202 311
UK median hourly rate £21.63 £30.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.92% +25.00% +34.34%
10th Percentile £12.33 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.85 £54.88 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £28.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.79% +32.56% +30.30%

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 38,007 35,237 41,085
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.59% 38.02% 38.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,735 23,145 26,540
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £288 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £648 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 859 871 1,010
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -9.09% +22.22%
10th Percentile £12.33 £11.33 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.80 £50.00 £49.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year - -9.09% +5.77%

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 19 April 2018.

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 19 April 2018.

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 19 April 2018. 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 18,612 £500 +8.11% 5,334
London 0 11,413 £525 +5.00% 2,413
UK excluding London 0 8,871 £425 +2.41% 3,340
South East 0 2,569 £450 +5.88% 751
North of England -1 1,813 £413 -1.79% 872
Scotland 0 1,446 £425 +3.66% 300
Midlands 0 1,105 £400 -4.76% 498
South West +1 966 £405 +1.25% 391
North West 0 872 £425 +6.25% 459
Yorkshire -1 805 £400 -5.88% 321
East of England 0 689 £475 +15.15% 404
West Midlands 0 590 £425 +6.25% 287
East Midlands -1 471 £375 -11.76% 211
Northern Ireland 0 180 £432 +4.61% 38
North East +16 149 £450 -5.26% 92
Wales -10 126 £400 +3.23% 80
Isle of Man - 11 £400 - 1
Channel Islands -4 4 £359 -10.31% 6

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, 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 5,602 (27.26%) Agile Software Development
2 4,465 (21.72%) Banking
3 3,228 (15.71%) SQL
4 2,775 (13.50%) Java
5 2,608 (12.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 2,382 (11.59%) Project Management
7 2,286 (11.12%) Microsoft
8 1,908 (9.28%) Oracle
9 1,789 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
10 1,772 (8.62%) C#
11 1,665 (8.10%) JavaScript
12 1,589 (7.73%) SQL Server
13 1,582 (7.70%) Windows
14 1,575 (7.66%) .NET
15 1,507 (7.33%) Migration
16 1,494 (7.27%) Linux
17 1,463 (7.12%) Scrum
17 1,463 (7.12%) Problem-Solving
18 1,393 (6.78%) SAP
19 1,362 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
20 1,339 (6.51%) DevOps
21 1,325 (6.45%) TDD
22 1,283 (6.24%) Degree
23 1,246 (6.06%) Python
24 1,224 (5.96%) Microsoft Excel
25 1,185 (5.77%) Change Management
26 1,162 (5.65%) HTML
27 1,127 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
28 1,115 (5.42%) Business Analysis
29 1,071 (5.21%) Unix

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
1 418 (2.03%) SharePoint
2 352 (1.71%) Confluence
3 351 (1.71%) Apache Spark
4 268 (1.30%) SAS
5 230 (1.12%) Tomcat
6 224 (1.09%) WebSphere
7 209 (1.02%) Apache
8 185 (0.90%) CMS
9 147 (0.72%) JBoss
10 139 (0.68%) MS Exchange
11 130 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
11 130 (0.63%) IIS
12 119 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 117 (0.57%) WebLogic
14 104 (0.51%) OpenStack
15 95 (0.46%) Skype for Business
16 86 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
17 78 (0.38%) Mule
18 57 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
19 52 (0.25%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1,224 (5.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 792 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
3 517 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 439 (2.14%) Microsoft Project
5 343 (1.67%) MS Visio
6 122 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 108 (0.53%) InVision
7 108 (0.53%) Photoshop
8 89 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 71 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
10 23 (0.11%) InDesign
11 19 (0.092%) OmniGraffle
12 13 (0.063%) SPSS
13 11 (0.054%) Adobe Premiere
14 10 (0.049%) Adobe After Effects
14 10 (0.049%) Chatbot
14 10 (0.049%) UserZoom
15 8 (0.039%) Open Workbench
16 7 (0.034%) UXPin
17 6 (0.029%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 235 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
2 205 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
3 188 (0.91%) SAP FI
4 181 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
5 160 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
6 156 (0.76%) SAP CO
7 152 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
8 124 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
9 115 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
10 110 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
11 102 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
12 92 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
13 89 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
14 83 (0.40%) NetSuite
15 79 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
16 74 (0.36%) Markit EDM
17 68 (0.33%) SAP ERP
18 57 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
19 56 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
20 55 (0.27%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1,127 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
2 978 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 400 (1.95%) Office 365
4 244 (1.19%) PaaS
5 218 (1.06%) SaaS
6 202 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
7 175 (0.85%) GitHub
8 171 (0.83%) IaaS
9 144 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
10 113 (0.55%) OpenShift
10 113 (0.55%) Serverless
11 102 (0.50%) npm
12 91 (0.44%) Amazon S3
13 87 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
14 85 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
15 64 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 63 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
17 47 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
18 42 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
19 40 (0.19%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 414 (2.01%) Firewall
2 266 (1.29%) Internet
3 204 (0.99%) WAN
4 201 (0.98%) DNS
4 201 (0.98%) TCP/IP
5 189 (0.92%) SMS
6 172 (0.84%) LAN
7 169 (0.82%) SAN
8 160 (0.78%) Network Security
9 140 (0.68%) VPN
10 128 (0.62%) Skype
11 90 (0.44%) DHCP
12 85 (0.41%) HTTP
12 85 (0.41%) Intranet
13 84 (0.41%) Wireless
14 80 (0.39%) SSL
15 66 (0.32%) Unified Communications
16 65 (0.32%) MPLS
17 61 (0.30%) BGP
17 61 (0.30%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,589 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 677 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
3 660 (3.21%) Big Data
4 526 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 500 (2.43%) Hadoop
6 436 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 411 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 339 (1.65%) NoSQL
9 337 (1.64%) Blockchain
10 333 (1.62%) MongoDB
11 322 (1.57%) MySQL
12 303 (1.47%) Oracle Database
13 300 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
14 247 (1.20%) Power BI
15 202 (0.98%) Apache Hive
16 191 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
17 188 (0.91%) RDBMS
18 179 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 166 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
20 161 (0.78%) DB2
Development Applications
1 949 (4.62%) Git (software)
2 888 (4.32%) JIRA
3 868 (4.22%) Jenkins
4 444 (2.16%) Maven
5 413 (2.01%) Selenium
6 336 (1.63%) TeamCity
7 256 (1.25%) Visual Studio
8 252 (1.23%) Cucumber
9 250 (1.22%) Subversion
10 244 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
11 193 (0.94%) JUnit
12 142 (0.69%) NUnit
13 141 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
14 117 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
14 117 (0.57%) SpecFlow
15 111 (0.54%) WebDriver
16 105 (0.51%) Gradle
17 104 (0.51%) Eclipse
18 103 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
19 102 (0.50%) MSTest
General
1 4,465 (21.72%) Banking
2 928 (4.52%) Marketing
3 901 (4.38%) Telecoms
4 887 (4.32%) Investment Banking
5 872 (4.24%) Front Office
5 872 (4.24%) Retail
6 692 (3.37%) Financial Institution
7 685 (3.33%) Manufacturing
8 658 (3.20%) Legal
9 449 (2.18%) Retail Banking
10 438 (2.13%) Electronics
11 286 (1.39%) Back Office
12 227 (1.10%) Advertising
13 208 (1.01%) Law
14 181 (0.88%) Billing
15 150 (0.73%) General Ledger
16 98 (0.48%) Games
17 85 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
18 80 (0.39%) Publishing
19 66 (0.32%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4,768 (23.20%) Developer
2 4,039 (19.65%) Analyst
3 2,169 (10.55%) Project Manager
4 1,875 (9.12%) Business Analyst
5 1,316 (6.40%) Architect
6 1,197 (5.82%) Consultant
7 1,180 (5.74%) Java Developer
8 838 (4.08%) Senior Developer
9 833 (4.05%) C# Developer
10 619 (3.01%) .NET Developer
11 554 (2.70%) Financial Analyst
12 538 (2.62%) DevOps Engineer
13 523 (2.54%) Solutions Architect
14 387 (1.88%) Designer
15 384 (1.87%) IT Manager
16 383 (1.86%) Data Analyst
17 372 (1.81%) Senior Manager
18 363 (1.77%) Senior Java Developer
19 360 (1.75%) SQL Developer
20 350 (1.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,575 (7.66%) .NET
2 1,162 (5.65%) HTML
3 948 (4.61%) CSS
4 943 (4.59%) AngularJS
5 910 (4.43%) Web Services
6 663 (3.23%) Spring
7 627 (3.05%) REST
8 574 (2.79%) XML
9 565 (2.75%) RESTful
10 540 (2.63%) HTML5
11 535 (2.60%) React
12 511 (2.49%) ASP.NET
13 458 (2.23%) JSON
14 452 (2.20%) Node.js
15 410 (1.99%) SOAP
16 344 (1.67%) jQuery
17 329 (1.60%) .NET Framework
18 305 (1.48%) Middleware
19 296 (1.44%) Kafka
20 288 (1.40%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1,789 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 783 (3.81%) User Experience
3 708 (3.44%) Greenfield Project
4 591 (2.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 556 (2.71%) Management Information System
6 467 (2.27%) Computer Science
7 453 (2.20%) Data Centre
8 442 (2.15%) Fintech
9 387 (1.88%) Fixed Income
10 330 (1.61%) Derivative
11 321 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
12 314 (1.53%) Mobile App
13 285 (1.39%) Equities
14 221 (1.08%) Data Structures
14 221 (1.08%) Virtual Team
15 195 (0.95%) Algorithms
16 194 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
17 190 (0.92%) Credit Risk
18 188 (0.91%) Hedge funds
19 145 (0.71%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1,582 (7.70%) Windows
2 1,494 (7.27%) Linux
3 1,071 (5.21%) Unix
4 426 (2.07%) Windows Server
5 287 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 273 (1.33%) Windows 10
7 238 (1.16%) Apple iOS
8 231 (1.12%) Windows 7
9 218 (1.06%) Android
10 216 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
11 185 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
12 131 (0.64%) Solaris
13 114 (0.55%) AIX
14 69 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
15 53 (0.26%) Windows 8
16 42 (0.20%) Windows XP
17 23 (0.11%) zOS
18 21 (0.10%) Mac OS X
18 21 (0.10%) Ubuntu
19 19 (0.092%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,602 (27.26%) Agile Software Development
2 2,608 (12.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 2,382 (11.59%) Project Management
4 1,507 (7.33%) Migration
5 1,463 (7.12%) Problem-Solving
5 1,463 (7.12%) Scrum
6 1,362 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
7 1,339 (6.51%) DevOps
8 1,325 (6.45%) TDD
9 1,185 (5.77%) Change Management
10 1,115 (5.42%) Business Analysis
11 1,060 (5.16%) Analytics
12 1,053 (5.12%) PRINCE2
13 1,024 (4.98%) Test Automation
14 960 (4.67%) ITIL
15 942 (4.58%) Programme Management
16 909 (4.42%) Continuous Integration
17 907 (4.41%) SDLC
18 818 (3.98%) Risk Management
19 798 (3.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3,228 (15.71%) SQL
2 2,775 (13.50%) Java
3 1,772 (8.62%) C#
4 1,665 (8.10%) JavaScript
5 1,246 (6.06%) Python
6 424 (2.06%) PowerShell
7 423 (2.06%) C++
8 414 (2.01%) Java 8
9 336 (1.63%) T-SQL
10 332 (1.62%) Ruby
11 323 (1.57%) VBA
12 314 (1.53%) Bash Shell
13 290 (1.41%) Perl
14 287 (1.40%) PL/SQL
15 265 (1.29%) C
16 255 (1.24%) Scala
17 220 (1.07%) Shell Script
18 211 (1.03%) TypeScript
19 188 (0.91%) R
20 159 (0.77%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,283 (6.24%) Degree
2 669 (3.25%) Security Cleared
3 451 (2.19%) SC Cleared
4 284 (1.38%) PMI Certification
4 284 (1.38%) PMP
5 243 (1.18%) CISSP
6 187 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 186 (0.90%) ISEB
8 179 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
9 166 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
10 157 (0.76%) CISM
11 154 (0.75%) ISTQB
12 138 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 116 (0.56%) CCNP
14 109 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
15 105 (0.51%) Master's Degree
16 99 (0.48%) DV Cleared
17 91 (0.44%) CISA
18 90 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
19 81 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 823 (4.00%) PMO
2 776 (3.78%) QA
3 557 (2.71%) GDPR
4 327 (1.59%) Data Quality
5 211 (1.03%) SLA
6 165 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 165 (0.80%) MiFID
7 143 (0.70%) PCI DSS
8 94 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 90 (0.44%) IFRS
10 74 (0.36%) COBIT
10 74 (0.36%) PSD2
11 64 (0.31%) EMIR
12 49 (0.24%) Solvency II
13 39 (0.19%) GCP
14 36 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
14 36 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
15 34 (0.17%) SEPA
16 30 (0.15%) IFRS 9
17 23 (0.11%) FATCA
System Software
1 645 (3.14%) Active Directory
2 597 (2.90%) Docker
3 257 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 106 (0.52%) XenApp
5 105 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
6 101 (0.49%) XenDesktop
7 88 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 82 (0.40%) vSphere
9 77 (0.37%) HDFS
10 69 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 69 (0.34%) Hyper-V
11 53 (0.26%) Apache Flume
12 42 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
13 38 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
14 33 (0.16%) Firmware
15 28 (0.14%) NFS
16 22 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
17 21 (0.10%) XenServer
18 20 (0.097%) ProxySG
19 16 (0.078%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 575 (2.80%) Ansible
2 458 (2.23%) Puppet
3 413 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
4 261 (1.27%) Kubernetes
5 235 (1.14%) SCCM
6 193 (0.94%) Terraform
7 86 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
8 85 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
9 75 (0.36%) Oozie
10 64 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
11 54 (0.26%) Packer
12 49 (0.24%) HP ALM
13 40 (0.19%) Mesos
14 36 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
15 35 (0.17%) Nagios
16 34 (0.17%) Control-M
17 33 (0.16%) NetBackup
18 31 (0.15%) Salt
18 31 (0.15%) SCOM
19 28 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 2,286 (11.12%) Microsoft
2 1,908 (9.28%) Oracle
3 1,393 (6.78%) SAP
4 485 (2.36%) VMware
5 414 (2.01%) Cisco
6 346 (1.68%) IBM
7 333 (1.62%) Citrix
8 287 (1.40%) Red Hat
9 271 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
10 260 (1.27%) Adobe
11 250 (1.22%) Tableau
12 224 (1.09%) HP
13 189 (0.92%) Google
14 181 (0.88%) Sybase
15 180 (0.88%) Bloomberg
16 179 (0.87%) Splunk
17 145 (0.71%) ServiceNow
18 140 (0.68%) Hyperion
18 140 (0.68%) Informatica
19 127 (0.62%) Cognos