Period
to 4 July 2020

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 4 July 2020 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
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 7,192 17,706 20,968
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 17.42% 18.96% 20.23%
As % of the General category 44.10% 47.62% 49.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,091 12,379 14,612
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.32%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £713 £687 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 163 257
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -2.33% -21.10%
10th Percentile £12.98 £11.25 £12.45
90th Percentile £50.35 £48.70 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £25.06
% change year-on-year +37.50% -20.19% -8.87%

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 16,309 37,184 42,376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.49% 39.82% 40.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,253 24,018 27,538
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £305 £288
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 988 1,150
Median hourly rate £27.46 £22.93 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.77% +7.50% -1.99%
10th Percentile £12.92 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £21.57 £23.55 £19.00
% change year-on-year -8.39% +23.92% -12.41%

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 4 July 2020.

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 4 July 2020.

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 4 July 2020. 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 6,461 £517 +1.37% 1,300
London 0 4,252 £525 -2.33% 686
UK excluding London -5 2,698 £450 - 719
North of England -4 635 £438 - 190
South East -6 613 £475 - 174
Scotland -2 395 £450 - 66
South West -6 366 £506 +6.58% 80
Work from Home 0 364 £450 -12.20% 180
Midlands -2 318 £450 +5.88% 108
North West -4 318 £425 - 111
Yorkshire 0 270 £450 - 64
East of England -5 219 £445 -11.00% 60
West Midlands 0 178 £450 +2.86% 62
East Midlands +2 129 £450 +12.50% 46
Wales -3 94 £450 - 28
Northern Ireland +3 61 £431 +7.75% 14
North East +25 47 £495 +20.00% 15
Channel Islands +4 2 - - 1
Isle of Man +1 1 - -

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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 2,115 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 1,273 (17.70%) Banking
3 1,226 (17.05%) Java
4 1,173 (16.31%) SQL
5 984 (13.68%) AWS
6 920 (12.79%) Python
7 912 (12.68%) Azure
8 860 (11.96%) DevOps
9 795 (11.05%) Microsoft
10 771 (10.72%) Oracle
11 694 (9.65%) JavaScript
12 680 (9.45%) Project Management
13 679 (9.44%) Change Management
14 657 (9.14%) Business Intelligence
15 650 (9.04%) Web Services
15 650 (9.04%) Migration
16 619 (8.61%) Front Office
17 614 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
18 610 (8.48%) SAP
19 594 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
20 578 (8.04%) Software Engineering
21 576 (8.01%) SQL Server
22 575 (7.99%) Problem-Solving
23 563 (7.83%) C#
24 561 (7.80%) Asset Management
25 535 (7.44%) .NET
26 528 (7.34%) Microservices
27 496 (6.90%) Windows
28 481 (6.69%) Degree
29 473 (6.58%) 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
1 174 (2.42%) SharePoint
2 167 (2.32%) Confluence
3 103 (1.43%) Apache Spark
4 89 (1.24%) Apache
5 64 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 52 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
6 52 (0.72%) Mule
7 48 (0.67%) Red Hat Fuse
8 43 (0.60%) CMS
8 43 (0.60%) MS Exchange
8 43 (0.60%) WebLogic
9 40 (0.56%) Skype for Business
10 36 (0.50%) IIS
11 33 (0.46%) SAS
12 31 (0.43%) Tomcat
12 31 (0.43%) WebSphere
13 29 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
14 28 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
15 20 (0.28%) JBoss
16 18 (0.25%) Jupyter
Applications
1 391 (5.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 245 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
3 142 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 114 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
5 97 (1.35%) MS Visio
6 35 (0.49%) Sketch
7 32 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
8 17 (0.24%) Photoshop
9 13 (0.18%) InVision
10 9 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
11 7 (0.097%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 6 (0.083%) InDesign
13 5 (0.070%) Zeplin
14 4 (0.056%) Figma
14 4 (0.056%) Open Workbench
14 4 (0.056%) SPSS
15 3 (0.042%) Acrobat
15 3 (0.042%) Chatbot
16 2 (0.028%) Adobe After Effects
16 2 (0.028%) Stata
Business Applications
1 109 (1.52%) SAP S/4HANA
2 92 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
3 64 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
4 63 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
5 62 (0.86%) Oracle Payables
6 60 (0.83%) Oracle Receivables
7 59 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
8 57 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
9 51 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
10 48 (0.67%) NetSuite
11 43 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
12 40 (0.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 36 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
14 33 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
15 29 (0.40%) SAP FI
15 29 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 27 (0.38%) SAP ERP
17 26 (0.36%) Markit EDM
18 25 (0.35%) SimCorp Dimension
19 23 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 984 (13.68%) AWS
2 912 (12.68%) Azure
3 377 (5.24%) GCP
4 259 (3.60%) Serverless
5 211 (2.93%) Power Platform
6 202 (2.81%) AWS Lambda
7 198 (2.75%) Office 365
8 171 (2.38%) OpenShift
9 153 (2.13%) Amazon ECS
10 148 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
11 141 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
12 138 (1.92%) SaaS
13 128 (1.78%) Amazon S3
14 118 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
15 97 (1.35%) PaaS
16 92 (1.28%) GitHub
17 82 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
18 68 (0.95%) IaaS
19 43 (0.60%) OneDrive
20 42 (0.58%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 189 (2.63%) Firewall
2 84 (1.17%) DNS
3 74 (1.03%) TCP/IP
4 68 (0.95%) WAN
5 63 (0.88%) LAN
6 57 (0.79%) Skype
7 55 (0.76%) SSL
8 50 (0.70%) Internet
8 50 (0.70%) Network Security
9 46 (0.64%) Cisco Nexus
10 45 (0.63%) HTTP
10 45 (0.63%) VPN
11 35 (0.49%) Intranet
12 33 (0.46%) HTTPS
12 33 (0.46%) SAN
13 29 (0.40%) Wireless
14 28 (0.39%) NetScaler
15 26 (0.36%) BGP
16 24 (0.33%) VLAN
17 22 (0.31%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 576 (8.01%) SQL Server
2 246 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
3 202 (2.81%) Power BI
4 194 (2.70%) Relational Database
5 174 (2.42%) Big Data
6 170 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 153 (2.13%) NoSQL
8 150 (2.09%) Amazon RDS
9 147 (2.04%) MySQL
10 145 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 140 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
12 134 (1.86%) Amazon Redshift
13 110 (1.53%) Oracle Database
14 109 (1.52%) MongoDB
15 86 (1.20%) Hadoop
16 82 (1.14%) RDBMS
17 80 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 73 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
19 65 (0.90%) Redis
20 61 (0.85%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 397 (5.52%) Jenkins
2 375 (5.21%) JIRA
3 310 (4.31%) Git (software)
4 126 (1.75%) Artifactory
5 113 (1.57%) Maven
6 108 (1.50%) Selenium
7 105 (1.46%) RStudio
8 84 (1.17%) JUnit
9 76 (1.06%) Cucumber
10 75 (1.04%) GitLab
11 74 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
12 58 (0.81%) Visual Studio
13 57 (0.79%) TeamCity
14 50 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
15 42 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
16 40 (0.56%) Bitbucket
17 39 (0.54%) Subversion
18 37 (0.51%) Gradle
19 36 (0.50%) SoapUI
20 34 (0.47%) webpack
General
1 1,273 (17.70%) Banking
2 619 (8.61%) Front Office
3 438 (6.09%) Public Sector
4 368 (5.12%) Telecoms
5 367 (5.10%) Investment Banking
6 349 (4.85%) Marketing
7 338 (4.70%) Manufacturing
8 232 (3.23%) Electronics
9 195 (2.71%) Financial Institution
10 194 (2.70%) Legal
11 180 (2.50%) Retail
12 150 (2.09%) Back Office
13 86 (1.20%) Law
14 81 (1.13%) General Ledger
15 75 (1.04%) Retail Banking
16 67 (0.93%) Billing
17 39 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
18 37 (0.51%) Advertising
19 33 (0.46%) Publishing
20 23 (0.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 1,859 (25.85%) Developer
2 1,103 (15.34%) Analyst
3 547 (7.61%) Project Manager
4 521 (7.24%) Architect
5 515 (7.16%) Java Developer
6 471 (6.55%) Business Analyst
7 457 (6.35%) Consultant
8 303 (4.21%) AWS Engineer
9 247 (3.43%) AWS Developer
10 241 (3.35%) Senior Developer
11 223 (3.10%) Python Developer
12 186 (2.59%) C# Developer
12 186 (2.59%) Software Engineer
12 186 (2.59%) SQL Developer
13 185 (2.57%) Solutions Architect
14 182 (2.53%) .NET Developer
14 182 (2.53%) DevOps Engineer
15 179 (2.49%) Financial Analyst
16 147 (2.04%) Programme Manager
17 139 (1.93%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 650 (9.04%) Web Services
2 535 (7.44%) .NET
3 431 (5.99%) React
4 416 (5.78%) AngularJS
5 273 (3.80%) HTML
6 270 (3.75%) CSS
7 267 (3.71%) Spring
8 225 (3.13%) REST
9 201 (2.79%) Node.js
10 199 (2.77%) ASP.NET
11 177 (2.46%) XML
12 173 (2.41%) Vue.js
13 155 (2.16%) .NET Core
14 152 (2.11%) Middleware
15 151 (2.10%) RESTful
16 142 (1.97%) Spring Boot
17 133 (1.85%) J2EE
18 131 (1.82%) SOAP
19 126 (1.75%) Kafka
20 120 (1.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 594 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
2 451 (6.27%) Fixed Income
3 390 (5.42%) Derivative
4 363 (5.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 329 (4.57%) Hedge funds
6 315 (4.38%) Equities
7 252 (3.50%) User Experience
8 229 (3.18%) Greenfield Project
9 223 (3.10%) Management Information System
10 145 (2.02%) Data Centre
11 108 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
12 94 (1.31%) Mobile App
13 84 (1.17%) Data Structures
14 83 (1.15%) Virtual Team
15 79 (1.10%) Credit Risk
16 67 (0.93%) Reference Data
17 65 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
18 62 (0.86%) Algorithms
19 57 (0.79%) Public Cloud
20 54 (0.75%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 496 (6.90%) Windows
2 361 (5.02%) Linux
3 205 (2.85%) Unix
4 167 (2.32%) Windows 10
5 121 (1.68%) Windows Server
6 101 (1.40%) Android
7 91 (1.27%) Windows 7
8 77 (1.07%) Apple iOS
9 68 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 65 (0.90%) Windows Server 2016
11 57 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 56 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
13 27 (0.38%) Solaris
14 19 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
15 13 (0.18%) AIX
16 11 (0.15%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.13%) VMS
18 8 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
19 7 (0.097%) Mac OS
19 7 (0.097%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,115 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 860 (11.96%) DevOps
3 680 (9.45%) Project Management
4 679 (9.44%) Change Management
5 657 (9.14%) Business Intelligence
6 650 (9.04%) Migration
7 614 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 578 (8.04%) Software Engineering
9 575 (7.99%) Problem-Solving
10 561 (7.80%) Asset Management
11 528 (7.34%) Microservices
12 473 (6.58%) Analytics
13 469 (6.52%) Scrum
14 401 (5.58%) ERP
15 392 (5.45%) Test Automation
16 388 (5.39%) Programme Management
17 386 (5.37%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 383 (5.33%) Project Delivery
19 373 (5.19%) Decision-Making
20 367 (5.10%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1,226 (17.05%) Java
2 1,173 (16.31%) SQL
3 920 (12.79%) Python
4 694 (9.65%) JavaScript
5 563 (7.83%) C#
6 173 (2.41%) R
7 172 (2.39%) PowerShell
8 150 (2.09%) Java 8
9 142 (1.97%) C++
10 138 (1.92%) T-SQL
11 128 (1.78%) C
12 124 (1.72%) VBA
13 123 (1.71%) TypeScript
14 93 (1.29%) PL/SQL
15 86 (1.20%) Kotlin
16 84 (1.17%) Bash Shell
17 81 (1.13%) Shell Script
18 79 (1.10%) Scala
19 63 (0.88%) Go
20 58 (0.81%) Perl
Qualifications
1 481 (6.69%) Degree
2 370 (5.14%) Security Cleared
3 288 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 95 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
5 91 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 81 (1.13%) CISSP
7 75 (1.04%) DV Cleared
8 68 (0.95%) CCNP
9 64 (0.89%) PMP
10 58 (0.81%) PMI Certification
11 57 (0.79%) CISM
12 44 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
13 41 (0.57%) CIMA
14 39 (0.54%) ACCA
14 39 (0.54%) CISA
15 38 (0.53%) ISEB
16 37 (0.51%) Master's Degree
17 36 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 35 (0.49%) CCIE
19 33 (0.46%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 263 (3.66%) QA
2 162 (2.25%) PMO
3 111 (1.54%) SLA
4 107 (1.49%) Data Quality
5 100 (1.39%) GDPR
6 56 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 53 (0.74%) IFRS
8 35 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 32 (0.44%) Solvency II
10 31 (0.43%) PCI DSS
11 24 (0.33%) NIST
12 23 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 22 (0.31%) PSD2
14 18 (0.25%) Basel III
14 18 (0.25%) MiFID
15 16 (0.22%) COBIT
15 16 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
16 11 (0.15%) GAAP
17 10 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 8 (0.11%) ITGC
System Software
1 436 (6.06%) Docker
2 242 (3.36%) Active Directory
3 91 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (0.71%) XenApp
5 39 (0.54%) XenDesktop
6 34 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
7 30 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
8 26 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
9 25 (0.35%) vSphere
10 22 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
11 18 (0.25%) Hyper-V
12 16 (0.22%) HDFS
13 14 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 13 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
15 9 (0.13%) RACF
15 9 (0.13%) VMware NSX
16 6 (0.083%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
16 6 (0.083%) NFS
16 6 (0.083%) ProxySG
17 5 (0.070%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 459 (6.38%) Kubernetes
2 302 (4.20%) Terraform
3 247 (3.43%) Ansible
4 91 (1.27%) Puppet
5 68 (0.95%) SCCM
6 62 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
7 35 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
8 29 (0.40%) Prometheus
9 28 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
10 17 (0.24%) Data Guard
11 15 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
12 14 (0.19%) Grafana
12 14 (0.19%) vRealize
13 12 (0.17%) Kibana
13 12 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
13 12 (0.17%) WSUS
14 11 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
14 11 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
14 11 (0.15%) Zipkin
15 10 (0.14%) Packer
Vendors
1 795 (11.05%) Microsoft
2 771 (10.72%) Oracle
3 610 (8.48%) SAP
4 273 (3.80%) Google
5 188 (2.61%) Cisco
6 156 (2.17%) VMware
7 122 (1.70%) Citrix
8 111 (1.54%) Tableau
9 93 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
10 92 (1.28%) IBM
11 85 (1.18%) Bloomberg
12 75 (1.04%) Splunk
13 67 (0.93%) Red Hat
14 61 (0.85%) Sybase
15 59 (0.82%) MuleSoft
16 55 (0.76%) Adobe
17 52 (0.72%) ServiceNow
17 52 (0.72%) Talend
18 46 (0.64%) Informatica
19 44 (0.61%) Workday