Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 12,067 7,179 17,307
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 18.86% 17.33% 19.00%
As % of the General category 35.72% 33.54% 36.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,472 5,100 11,934
10th Percentile £350 £325 £323
25th Percentile £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £638 £614 £600
90th Percentile £721 £713 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £455 £450
% change year-on-year -1.10% +1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 80 135
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.16 £11.25
25th Percentile £12.51 £16.13 £14.13
Median hourly rate £19.00 £23.93 £19.73
Median % change year-on-year -20.59% +21.26% -1.35%
75th Percentile £33.00 £43.75 £29.12
90th Percentile £62.25 £55.38 £43.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year -29.51% +15.38% -8.92%

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 33,784 21,406 47,871
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 52.80% 51.67% 52.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,576 13,975 31,113
10th Percentile £300 £263 £278
25th Percentile £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £688 £670
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +1.71% +2.94% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,192 835 1,413
10th Percentile £11.91 £12.18 £10.88
25th Percentile £14.02 £15.00 £13.98
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year +5.25% +2.56% +10.11%
75th Percentile £43.19 £40.72 £39.50
90th Percentile £56.48 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.56% +8.33% +5.88%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 10,003 £525 +0.96% 2,840
London 0 6,818 £550 +4.76% 1,509
UK excluding London +5 3,444 £450 -1.10% 1,486
Work from Home +1 3,231 £525 +16.67% 539
South East +3 827 £475 - 296
North of England +4 734 £450 +2.86% 442
Scotland -1 660 £435 -3.33% 115
Midlands +3 485 £438 -2.78% 260
South West +4 408 £485 -4.20% 200
North West +3 356 £450 +5.88% 235
Yorkshire +1 349 £475 +5.56% 160
West Midlands +6 296 £436 +0.29% 170
East Midlands +3 186 £438 -2.78% 88
East of England -4 167 £450 - 127
Northern Ireland +1 81 £431 - 15
Wales -5 81 £475 - 33
North East -2 28 £414 -21.19% 47
Channel Islands +1 2 £400 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 3,569 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
2 2,617 (21.69%) Social Skills
3 2,224 (18.43%) Banking
4 1,749 (14.49%) SQL
5 1,726 (14.30%) Azure
6 1,592 (13.19%) Java
7 1,438 (11.92%) Python
8 1,427 (11.83%) AWS
9 1,283 (10.63%) Project Management
10 1,266 (10.49%) DevOps
11 1,167 (9.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 1,166 (9.66%) Oracle
13 1,164 (9.65%) Microsoft
14 1,124 (9.31%) JavaScript
15 1,112 (9.22%) Migration
16 1,048 (8.68%) SAP
17 1,009 (8.36%) Change Management
18 970 (8.04%) Analytics
19 965 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
20 946 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
21 898 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
22 883 (7.32%) Software Engineering
23 878 (7.28%) Degree
24 851 (7.05%) Front Office
25 845 (7.00%) Public Sector
26 835 (6.92%) Kubernetes
27 812 (6.73%) Scrum
28 786 (6.51%) Microservices
29 741 (6.14%) Asset Management
30 723 (5.99%) 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
1 358 (2.97%) Confluence
2 256 (2.12%) SharePoint
3 250 (2.07%) Apache Spark
4 135 (1.12%) Apache
5 79 (0.65%) SAS
6 62 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
7 61 (0.51%) Tomcat
8 60 (0.50%) IIS
9 48 (0.40%) MS Exchange
10 46 (0.38%) WebSphere
11 44 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
12 42 (0.35%) JBoss
13 41 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
14 40 (0.33%) WebLogic
15 37 (0.31%) Skype for Business
16 35 (0.29%) CMS
17 32 (0.27%) Red Hat Fuse
18 25 (0.21%) nginx
18 25 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
19 23 (0.19%) Mule
Applications
1 475 (3.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 343 (2.84%) Microsoft Office
3 240 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 185 (1.53%) Microsoft Project
5 158 (1.31%) MS Visio
6 45 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 41 (0.34%) Sketch
8 23 (0.19%) Chatbot
8 23 (0.19%) Figma
9 20 (0.17%) InVision
9 20 (0.17%) Photoshop
10 15 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 15 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
11 12 (0.099%) Oracle Smart View
12 7 (0.058%) AutoCAD
13 6 (0.050%) OmniGraffle
13 6 (0.050%) Revit
14 5 (0.041%) InfoPath
14 5 (0.041%) Open Workbench
15 4 (0.033%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 184 (1.52%) SAP S/4HANA
2 154 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
3 128 (1.06%) Oracle Financials
4 91 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
4 91 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
5 84 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
6 78 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
7 77 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
8 65 (0.54%) SAP FI
9 64 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
9 64 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
10 58 (0.48%) NetSuite
10 58 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
11 55 (0.46%) SAP CO
12 53 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 53 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
13 38 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
14 34 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
15 32 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
16 31 (0.26%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,726 (14.30%) Azure
2 1,427 (11.83%) AWS
3 601 (4.98%) GCP
4 449 (3.72%) Serverless
5 392 (3.25%) Microsoft 365
5 392 (3.25%) Power Platform
6 307 (2.54%) AWS Lambda
7 280 (2.32%) SaaS
8 275 (2.28%) Dynamics 365
9 261 (2.16%) Amazon S3
10 245 (2.03%) GitHub
11 209 (1.73%) PaaS
12 199 (1.65%) IaaS
13 193 (1.60%) Amazon SQS
14 177 (1.47%) AWS Step Functions
15 107 (0.89%) OpenShift
16 106 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
17 95 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
18 83 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
19 80 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 243 (2.01%) Firewall
2 140 (1.16%) DNS
3 136 (1.13%) Network Security
4 116 (0.96%) TCP/IP
5 98 (0.81%) WAN
6 91 (0.75%) HTTP
7 88 (0.73%) Internet
8 75 (0.62%) VPN
9 74 (0.61%) LAN
10 66 (0.55%) SAN
11 51 (0.42%) SSL
12 49 (0.41%) Unified Communications
13 46 (0.38%) DHCP
14 45 (0.37%) Skype
15 40 (0.33%) NAS
16 37 (0.31%) FTP
16 37 (0.31%) Wireless
17 35 (0.29%) MPLS
18 33 (0.27%) Intranet
19 32 (0.27%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 542 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 397 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
3 359 (2.98%) Big Data
4 348 (2.88%) Power BI
5 280 (2.32%) Relational Database
6 258 (2.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 220 (1.82%) NoSQL
8 200 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
9 184 (1.52%) Hadoop
10 181 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
11 162 (1.34%) Tableau
12 160 (1.33%) MongoDB
13 155 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 147 (1.22%) Data Lake
15 133 (1.10%) Oracle Database
16 90 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 87 (0.72%) RDBMS
18 86 (0.71%) Apache Hive
19 81 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
20 78 (0.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 668 (5.54%) JIRA
2 597 (4.95%) Git (software)
3 519 (4.30%) Jenkins
4 219 (1.81%) Maven
5 122 (1.01%) Cucumber
6 113 (0.94%) Selenium
7 103 (0.85%) Bitbucket
8 99 (0.82%) TeamCity
9 96 (0.80%) JUnit
9 96 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
10 91 (0.75%) GitLab
11 62 (0.51%) Artifactory
12 60 (0.50%) Subversion
13 59 (0.49%) Mockito
13 59 (0.49%) Visual Studio
14 58 (0.48%) Gradle
15 57 (0.47%) Postman
16 52 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
17 44 (0.36%) Cypress.io
17 44 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2,617 (21.69%) Social Skills
2 2,224 (18.43%) Banking
3 946 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
4 851 (7.05%) Front Office
5 845 (7.00%) Public Sector
6 670 (5.55%) Marketing
7 597 (4.95%) Telecoms
8 550 (4.56%) Manufacturing
9 500 (4.14%) Investment Banking
10 454 (3.76%) Presentation Skills
11 400 (3.31%) Electronics
12 361 (2.99%) Legal
13 325 (2.69%) Retail
14 256 (2.12%) Influencing Skills
15 235 (1.95%) Financial Institution
16 182 (1.51%) Organisational Skills
17 147 (1.22%) Back Office
18 143 (1.19%) Billing
19 131 (1.09%) Retail Banking
20 129 (1.07%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 2,648 (21.94%) Developer
2 1,851 (15.34%) Analyst
3 1,184 (9.81%) Project Manager
4 1,087 (9.01%) Architect
5 921 (7.63%) Business Analyst
6 802 (6.65%) Consultant
7 654 (5.42%) Java Developer
8 420 (3.48%) React Developer
9 379 (3.14%) Senior Developer
10 323 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
11 278 (2.30%) Data Analyst
12 273 (2.26%) DevOps Engineer
13 269 (2.23%) Designer
14 267 (2.21%) Financial Analyst
15 247 (2.05%) Data Engineer
16 246 (2.04%) Programme Manager
17 229 (1.90%) Full Stack Developer
18 223 (1.85%) Data Architect
19 220 (1.82%) IT Manager
20 216 (1.79%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 703 (5.83%) React
2 660 (5.47%) .NET
3 656 (5.44%) Web Services
4 547 (4.53%) Spring
5 490 (4.06%) Node.js
6 413 (3.42%) AngularJS
7 407 (3.37%) HTML
8 396 (3.28%) REST
9 358 (2.97%) Kafka
10 318 (2.64%) Spring Boot
11 311 (2.58%) CSS
12 265 (2.20%) RESTful
13 239 (1.98%) JSON
14 228 (1.89%) XML
15 217 (1.80%) Material-UI
16 175 (1.45%) .NET Core
17 174 (1.44%) HTML5
18 144 (1.19%) Middleware
19 133 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
20 108 (0.90%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 482 (3.99%) User Experience
2 347 (2.88%) Derivative
3 323 (2.68%) Management Information System
4 307 (2.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 302 (2.50%) Fixed Income
6 246 (2.04%) Equities
7 236 (1.96%) Data Centre
8 222 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
9 201 (1.67%) Hedge funds
10 186 (1.54%) Data Structures
11 184 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
12 159 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
13 154 (1.28%) Algorithms
14 152 (1.26%) Public Cloud
15 151 (1.25%) Virtual Team
16 150 (1.24%) Mobile App
17 146 (1.21%) Cloud Native
18 129 (1.07%) Market Risk
19 123 (1.02%) Credit Risk
20 106 (0.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 719 (5.96%) Linux
2 698 (5.78%) Windows
3 331 (2.74%) Unix
4 143 (1.19%) Windows Server
5 142 (1.18%) Windows 10
6 118 (0.98%) Android
7 93 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 90 (0.75%) Apple iOS
9 49 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 43 (0.36%) Windows 7
11 42 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
12 31 (0.26%) Solaris
13 28 (0.23%) CentOS
14 27 (0.22%) AIX
15 26 (0.22%) Mac OS X
16 25 (0.21%) VMS
17 23 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
18 21 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
19 18 (0.15%) Ubuntu
20 15 (0.12%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,569 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
2 1,283 (10.63%) Project Management
3 1,266 (10.49%) DevOps
4 1,167 (9.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1,112 (9.22%) Migration
6 1,009 (8.36%) Change Management
7 970 (8.04%) Analytics
8 965 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
9 898 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
10 883 (7.32%) Software Engineering
11 812 (6.73%) Scrum
12 786 (6.51%) Microservices
13 741 (6.14%) Asset Management
14 719 (5.96%) Project Delivery
15 662 (5.49%) Test Automation
16 661 (5.48%) Programme Management
17 578 (4.79%) ERP
18 568 (4.71%) SDLC
19 555 (4.60%) Risk Management
20 522 (4.33%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 1,749 (14.49%) SQL
2 1,592 (13.19%) Java
3 1,438 (11.92%) Python
4 1,124 (9.31%) JavaScript
5 627 (5.20%) C#
6 450 (3.73%) TypeScript
7 328 (2.72%) PowerShell
8 327 (2.71%) Scala
9 269 (2.23%) C++
10 264 (2.19%) Java 8
11 208 (1.72%) Kotlin
12 174 (1.44%) T-SQL
13 168 (1.39%) PL/SQL
14 153 (1.27%) Bash Shell
15 135 (1.12%) C
16 130 (1.08%) VBA
17 122 (1.01%) Shell Script
18 107 (0.89%) R
19 94 (0.78%) Go
20 90 (0.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 878 (7.28%) Degree
2 529 (4.38%) Security Cleared
3 403 (3.34%) SC Cleared
4 168 (1.39%) CISSP
5 142 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
6 119 (0.99%) PMP
7 112 (0.93%) CISM
8 109 (0.90%) PMI Certification
9 88 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
10 75 (0.62%) PhD
11 70 (0.58%) DV Cleared
12 67 (0.56%) ACCA
13 62 (0.51%) CRISC
14 60 (0.50%) CIMA
15 52 (0.43%) Master's Degree
16 47 (0.39%) CISA
17 46 (0.38%) ISEB
18 44 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 42 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
20 40 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 420 (3.48%) QA
2 348 (2.88%) PMO
3 234 (1.94%) Data Quality
4 165 (1.37%) GDPR
5 130 (1.08%) SLA
6 112 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 101 (0.84%) NIST
8 77 (0.64%) Accessibility
8 77 (0.64%) IFRS
9 66 (0.55%) PCI DSS
10 57 (0.47%) GRC
11 56 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 49 (0.41%) MiFID
13 32 (0.27%) COBIT
13 32 (0.27%) ISO 20022
14 24 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
14 24 (0.20%) NIST 800
14 24 (0.20%) PSD2
15 22 (0.18%) IFRS 9
16 17 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 723 (5.99%) Docker
2 358 (2.97%) Active Directory
3 151 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 60 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
5 55 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
6 40 (0.33%) vSphere
7 38 (0.31%) Hyper-V
8 31 (0.26%) HDFS
9 24 (0.20%) Platform Symphony
10 18 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
11 17 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
11 17 (0.14%) XenApp
12 15 (0.12%) VMware NSX
13 13 (0.11%) NFS
14 12 (0.099%) Microsoft App-V
14 12 (0.099%) Virtual Servers
15 11 (0.091%) XenDesktop
16 9 (0.075%) GridGain
17 8 (0.066%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 7 (0.058%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 835 (6.92%) Kubernetes
2 619 (5.13%) Terraform
3 382 (3.17%) Ansible
4 143 (1.19%) Puppet
5 99 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
6 90 (0.75%) SCCM
7 75 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
8 60 (0.50%) Istio
9 52 (0.43%) Grafana
10 49 (0.41%) Prometheus
11 48 (0.40%) Kibana
12 43 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
12 43 (0.36%) vRealize
13 33 (0.27%) Packer
14 32 (0.27%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 31 (0.26%) Control-M
16 28 (0.23%) logstash
16 28 (0.23%) Rancher
17 25 (0.21%) Consul
18 22 (0.18%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 1,166 (9.66%) Oracle
2 1,164 (9.65%) Microsoft
3 1,048 (8.68%) SAP
4 283 (2.35%) Google
5 272 (2.25%) VMware
6 235 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
7 171 (1.42%) Cisco
8 156 (1.29%) Splunk
9 149 (1.23%) IBM
10 135 (1.12%) ServiceNow
11 118 (0.98%) Databricks
12 114 (0.94%) Citrix
13 101 (0.84%) Red Hat
14 98 (0.81%) Informatica
15 94 (0.78%) Adobe
16 85 (0.70%) CheckPoint
17 78 (0.65%) Workday
18 76 (0.63%) Atlassian
19 73 (0.60%) HP
20 72 (0.60%) Bloomberg