Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 20,235 21,847 19,993
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.51% 21.39% 19.07%
As % of the General category 53.55% 53.67% 52.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,999 15,484 13,968
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +2.51%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £290
90th Percentile £675 £663 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 220 258
UK median hourly rate £23.65 £21.50 £21.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -0.58% -1.70%
10th Percentile £13.35 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £53.95 £47.83 £57.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £20.80
% change year-on-year +30.95% +0.96% -3.26%

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 37,784 40,705 38,170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.43% 39.84% 36.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,745 26,924 25,327
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £263
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 843 895 944
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.12 £24.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.46% +2.85% -2.30%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.20 £47.50 £46.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -5.66% +6.00% -3.85%

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 13 November 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 18,331 £500 +5.26% 4,679
London 0 11,257 £525 - 2,249
UK excluding London 0 8,706 £435 +2.35% 2,742
South East 0 2,504 £450 +2.56% 611
North of England -2 1,579 £425 +3.03% 758
Scotland -1 1,388 £425 +6.25% 218
South West -1 1,201 £438 +9.38% 361
Midlands -3 991 £425 +6.25% 430
Yorkshire -1 740 £413 -2.37% 298
East of England -3 733 £500 +17.65% 273
North West -5 726 £425 +0.83% 390
West Midlands -5 562 £450 +12.50% 280
East Midlands -2 381 £400 - 148
Wales +5 196 £405 +1.25% 62
North East -10 117 £413 +3.13% 70
Northern Ireland 0 116 £412 -0.12% 32
Channel Islands - 11 £625 -
Isle of Man -1 5 £410 -3.53%

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 5,938 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
2 3,837 (18.96%) Banking
3 3,132 (15.48%) SQL
4 2,731 (13.50%) Java
5 2,396 (11.84%) Microsoft
6 2,330 (11.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 2,171 (10.73%) Project Management
8 2,059 (10.18%) Oracle
9 1,838 (9.08%) JavaScript
10 1,813 (8.96%) Windows
11 1,758 (8.69%) C#
12 1,652 (8.16%) SQL Server
13 1,637 (8.09%) Scrum
14 1,600 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
15 1,595 (7.88%) DevOps
16 1,586 (7.84%) .NET
17 1,484 (7.33%) Migration
18 1,483 (7.33%) Business Intelligence
19 1,472 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
20 1,446 (7.15%) Amazon AWS
21 1,435 (7.09%) Python
22 1,403 (6.93%) TDD
23 1,387 (6.85%) Linux
24 1,359 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
25 1,354 (6.69%) SAP
26 1,292 (6.38%) HTML
27 1,212 (5.99%) Degree
28 1,143 (5.65%) Test Automation
29 1,118 (5.53%) Microsoft Excel
30 1,056 (5.22%) 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
1 457 (2.26%) SharePoint
2 428 (2.12%) Apache Spark
3 356 (1.76%) Confluence
4 265 (1.31%) SAS
5 236 (1.17%) Apache
6 203 (1.00%) WebSphere
7 193 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
8 180 (0.89%) CMS
9 159 (0.79%) Tomcat
10 157 (0.78%) MS Exchange
11 148 (0.73%) IIS
12 131 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 124 (0.61%) WebLogic
14 114 (0.56%) JBoss
15 93 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
15 93 (0.46%) Skype for Business
16 91 (0.45%) Mule
17 66 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
18 65 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
19 63 (0.31%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1,118 (5.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 863 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
3 465 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 320 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
5 296 (1.46%) MS Visio
6 107 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 78 (0.39%) InVision
8 73 (0.36%) Photoshop
9 44 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
10 25 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 21 (0.10%) Open Workbench
12 18 (0.089%) UserZoom
13 11 (0.054%) SPSS
14 10 (0.049%) Chatbot
15 8 (0.040%) Acrobat
16 7 (0.035%) AutoCAD
17 6 (0.030%) Adobe Captivate
18 4 (0.020%) InDesign
18 4 (0.020%) Simulink
18 4 (0.020%) Stata
Business Applications
1 204 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
2 194 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
3 193 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
4 188 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
5 162 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
6 122 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
7 116 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
8 114 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
9 103 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
10 93 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
11 92 (0.45%) SAP FI
12 75 (0.37%) SAP CO
13 72 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
14 68 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
15 66 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
16 61 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
17 58 (0.29%) NetSuite
18 55 (0.27%) SAP ERP
19 51 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
20 45 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,446 (7.15%) Amazon AWS
2 1,359 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 599 (2.96%) Office 365
4 295 (1.46%) PaaS
5 267 (1.32%) SaaS
6 219 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
7 218 (1.08%) GitHub
8 204 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
9 189 (0.93%) IaaS
10 158 (0.78%) Serverless
11 141 (0.70%) OpenShift
12 136 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
13 111 (0.55%) Amazon S3
14 95 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
15 87 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
16 83 (0.41%) npm
17 76 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
17 76 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
18 62 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 43 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 450 (2.22%) Firewall
2 274 (1.35%) DNS
3 245 (1.21%) WAN
4 223 (1.10%) LAN
5 221 (1.09%) Internet
6 215 (1.06%) Network Security
7 214 (1.06%) TCP/IP
8 178 (0.88%) VPN
9 151 (0.75%) SAN
10 138 (0.68%) Skype
11 125 (0.62%) DHCP
12 114 (0.56%) HTTP
13 107 (0.53%) Wireless
14 104 (0.51%) SMS
15 90 (0.44%) BGP
16 86 (0.43%) MPLS
17 84 (0.42%) OSPF
18 80 (0.40%) SSL
19 62 (0.31%) Kerberos
20 57 (0.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,652 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 727 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
3 664 (3.28%) Big Data
4 573 (2.83%) Hadoop
5 501 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 498 (2.46%) Relational Database
7 396 (1.96%) NoSQL
8 360 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 321 (1.59%) MongoDB
10 283 (1.40%) Power BI
11 247 (1.22%) MySQL
12 245 (1.21%) Oracle Database
13 239 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 208 (1.03%) RDBMS
15 179 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
16 170 (0.84%) Apache Hive
16 170 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
17 168 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
18 133 (0.66%) DB2
19 129 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 960 (4.74%) Jenkins
2 929 (4.59%) Git (software)
3 806 (3.98%) JIRA
4 466 (2.30%) Selenium
5 421 (2.08%) Maven
6 299 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 282 (1.39%) Cucumber
8 264 (1.30%) TeamCity
9 235 (1.16%) Visual Studio
10 195 (0.96%) JUnit
11 179 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
12 171 (0.85%) Subversion
13 155 (0.77%) WebDriver
14 125 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 125 (0.62%) webpack
15 120 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
15 120 (0.59%) SpecFlow
16 116 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
17 115 (0.57%) Gradle
18 105 (0.52%) JMeter
General
1 3,837 (18.96%) Banking
2 924 (4.57%) Front Office
3 923 (4.56%) Marketing
4 862 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 810 (4.00%) Manufacturing
6 774 (3.83%) Retail
7 742 (3.67%) Financial Institution
8 722 (3.57%) Investment Banking
9 540 (2.67%) Electronics
10 518 (2.56%) Legal
11 325 (1.61%) Back Office
12 270 (1.33%) Retail Banking
13 258 (1.28%) Advertising
14 208 (1.03%) Law
15 186 (0.92%) General Ledger
16 172 (0.85%) Billing
17 97 (0.48%) Publishing
18 82 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
19 81 (0.40%) Games
20 67 (0.33%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 5,060 (25.01%) Developer
2 3,518 (17.39%) Analyst
3 1,927 (9.52%) Project Manager
4 1,473 (7.28%) Architect
5 1,463 (7.23%) Business Analyst
6 1,217 (6.01%) Java Developer
7 1,040 (5.14%) Consultant
8 787 (3.89%) C# Developer
9 783 (3.87%) Senior Developer
10 592 (2.93%) .NET Developer
11 566 (2.80%) DevOps Engineer
12 508 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
13 484 (2.39%) Financial Analyst
14 406 (2.01%) Data Analyst
15 405 (2.00%) IT Manager
16 392 (1.94%) React Developer
17 391 (1.93%) SQL Developer
18 387 (1.91%) Designer
19 329 (1.63%) C# .NET Developer
20 318 (1.57%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,586 (7.84%) .NET
2 1,292 (6.38%) HTML
3 1,038 (5.13%) AngularJS
4 1,006 (4.97%) CSS
5 912 (4.51%) Web Services
6 797 (3.94%) React
7 771 (3.81%) Spring
8 702 (3.47%) REST
9 611 (3.02%) HTML5
10 581 (2.87%) Node.js
11 539 (2.66%) XML
12 477 (2.36%) Middleware
13 475 (2.35%) JSON
14 473 (2.34%) RESTful
15 467 (2.31%) ASP.NET
16 434 (2.14%) SOAP
17 359 (1.77%) Kafka
18 352 (1.74%) jQuery
19 326 (1.61%) Spring Boot
20 289 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1,600 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
2 871 (4.30%) Greenfield Project
3 822 (4.06%) User Experience
4 577 (2.85%) Fintech
5 509 (2.52%) Computer Science
6 492 (2.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 491 (2.43%) Data Centre
8 464 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
9 458 (2.26%) Fixed Income
9 458 (2.26%) Management Information System
10 358 (1.77%) Derivative
11 289 (1.43%) Mobile App
12 281 (1.39%) Equities
13 267 (1.32%) Algorithms
14 241 (1.19%) Hedge funds
15 212 (1.05%) Data Structures
16 207 (1.02%) Virtual Team
17 196 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
18 134 (0.66%) Credit Risk
19 127 (0.63%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1,813 (8.96%) Windows
2 1,387 (6.85%) Linux
3 860 (4.25%) Unix
4 463 (2.29%) Windows Server
5 420 (2.08%) Windows 10
6 354 (1.75%) Windows 7
7 320 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 253 (1.25%) Apple iOS
9 229 (1.13%) Android
10 160 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 140 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 113 (0.56%) Solaris
13 52 (0.26%) AIX
14 48 (0.24%) Windows 8
15 38 (0.19%) Mac OS
16 33 (0.16%) Windows XP
17 29 (0.14%) Mac OS X
18 28 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
19 23 (0.11%) CentOS
20 19 (0.094%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,938 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
2 2,330 (11.51%) Stakeholder Management
3 2,171 (10.73%) Project Management
4 1,637 (8.09%) Scrum
5 1,595 (7.88%) DevOps
6 1,484 (7.33%) Migration
7 1,483 (7.33%) Business Intelligence
8 1,472 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
9 1,403 (6.93%) TDD
10 1,143 (5.65%) Test Automation
11 1,056 (5.22%) Analytics
12 1,005 (4.97%) Change Management
13 991 (4.90%) Programme Management
14 967 (4.78%) ITIL
15 953 (4.71%) Business Analysis
16 914 (4.52%) Microservices
17 903 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
18 846 (4.18%) Risk Management
19 822 (4.06%) SDLC
20 815 (4.03%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3,132 (15.48%) SQL
2 2,731 (13.50%) Java
3 1,838 (9.08%) JavaScript
4 1,758 (8.69%) C#
5 1,435 (7.09%) Python
6 527 (2.60%) PowerShell
7 477 (2.36%) Java 8
8 381 (1.88%) C++
9 358 (1.77%) T-SQL
10 314 (1.55%) Scala
11 295 (1.46%) PL/SQL
12 294 (1.45%) C
13 287 (1.42%) VBA
14 266 (1.31%) Perl
15 249 (1.23%) TypeScript
16 242 (1.20%) Bash Shell
17 218 (1.08%) Shell Script
18 216 (1.07%) Ruby
19 185 (0.91%) R
20 168 (0.83%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,212 (5.99%) Degree
2 744 (3.68%) Security Cleared
3 518 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 232 (1.15%) CISSP
5 215 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 173 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
7 164 (0.81%) ISEB
8 154 (0.76%) PMP
9 151 (0.75%) PMI Certification
10 149 (0.74%) CISM
11 133 (0.66%) DV Cleared
12 129 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
13 116 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
14 113 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 111 (0.55%) ISTQB
16 108 (0.53%) Master's Degree
17 103 (0.51%) CCNP
18 97 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 94 (0.46%) CISA
20 88 (0.43%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 743 (3.67%) QA
2 680 (3.36%) PMO
3 305 (1.51%) Data Quality
4 290 (1.43%) GDPR
5 253 (1.25%) SLA
6 126 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 121 (0.60%) IFRS
8 114 (0.56%) PCI DSS
9 98 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 72 (0.36%) PSD2
11 67 (0.33%) MiFID
12 51 (0.25%) COBIT
13 42 (0.21%) Solvency II
14 29 (0.14%) IFRS 9
15 28 (0.14%) JSP 440
16 27 (0.13%) HIPAA
17 24 (0.12%) EMIR
18 21 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
19 20 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
20 19 (0.094%) SEPA
System Software
1 811 (4.01%) Active Directory
2 765 (3.78%) Docker
3 339 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 128 (0.63%) XenApp
5 125 (0.62%) XenDesktop
6 119 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
7 103 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
8 96 (0.47%) vSphere
9 71 (0.35%) HDFS
10 57 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
11 55 (0.27%) Hyper-V
12 50 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 45 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
14 43 (0.21%) NFS
15 34 (0.17%) Apache Flume
16 27 (0.13%) Firmware
17 22 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
17 22 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 22 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
18 20 (0.099%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 534 (2.64%) Ansible
2 494 (2.44%) Kubernetes
3 460 (2.27%) Terraform
4 371 (1.83%) Puppet
5 347 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
6 256 (1.27%) SCCM
7 89 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
8 69 (0.34%) Packer
9 54 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
10 52 (0.26%) Oozie
11 47 (0.23%) Nagios
12 46 (0.23%) Control-M
12 46 (0.23%) HP ALM
12 46 (0.23%) Mesos
13 45 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
14 40 (0.20%) Kibana
15 38 (0.19%) WSUS
16 36 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 34 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 34 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2,396 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 2,059 (10.18%) Oracle
3 1,354 (6.69%) SAP
4 578 (2.86%) VMware
5 436 (2.15%) Cisco
6 427 (2.11%) Citrix
7 366 (1.81%) IBM
8 309 (1.53%) Tableau
9 294 (1.45%) Google
10 267 (1.32%) Red Hat
11 252 (1.25%) Splunk
12 242 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
13 188 (0.93%) HP
14 174 (0.86%) Adobe
15 154 (0.76%) Sybase
16 153 (0.76%) ServiceNow
17 151 (0.75%) Bloomberg
17 151 (0.75%) CheckPoint
18 124 (0.61%) Reuters
19 118 (0.58%) Apple