Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 5,547 16,177 20,354
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 18.57% 18.47% 19.98%
As % of the General category 44.22% 47.10% 49.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,302 11,281 14,203
Median daily rate £500 £500 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £323 £313 £313
90th Percentile £713 £694 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £428
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.26% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 153 269
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -10.64% +4.44%
10th Percentile £12.06 £11.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.76 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £22.50 £27.19
% change year-on-year +17.78% -17.25% +24.97%

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 12,545 34,349 41,366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.99% 39.22% 40.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,095 21,956 26,846
Median daily rate £500 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £290
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -1.71% +2.94% +5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 963 1,125
Median hourly rate £30.85 £22.32 £21.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.25% +6.06% -6.57%
10th Percentile £12.88 £12.44 £11.79
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £24.37 £22.37 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.92% +11.85% -13.04%

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 1 October 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 1 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Finance in the UK

Finance
Top 17 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 1 October 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 4,981 £515 +0.98% 1,765
London 0 3,594 £543 +0.46% 924
UK excluding London -4 1,600 £438 -2.78% 985
Work from Home +1 807 £475 -3.06% 309
North of England 0 419 £431 -4.22% 281
South East -7 354 £475 - 185
Scotland -2 229 £425 - 91
North West -1 218 £400 -11.11% 169
South West -4 208 £505 +9.19% 124
Midlands -3 193 £413 -8.08% 171
Yorkshire 0 182 £450 +2.27% 84
West Midlands -4 111 £427 +3.52% 97
East of England -11 99 £448 -5.79% 73
East Midlands 0 72 £380 -15.56% 73
Northern Ireland +2 58 £431 +1.41% 29
Wales -7 43 £375 -16.67% 31
North East -2 20 £425 +6.25% 28

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 1,677 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
2 1,213 (21.87%) Banking
3 1,153 (20.79%) Java
4 959 (17.29%) Python
5 914 (16.48%) SQL
6 871 (15.70%) AWS
7 775 (13.97%) Azure
8 695 (12.53%) Asset Management
9 686 (12.37%) Change Management
10 682 (12.29%) Front Office
11 673 (12.13%) Web Services
12 666 (12.01%) DevOps
13 625 (11.27%) JavaScript
14 583 (10.51%) Software Engineering
15 564 (10.17%) Fixed Income
16 544 (9.81%) Oracle
17 540 (9.73%) Microsoft
18 529 (9.54%) SAP
19 526 (9.48%) Business Intelligence
20 491 (8.85%) Derivative
21 480 (8.65%) Digital Transformation Programme
22 479 (8.64%) Migration
23 472 (8.51%) Microservices
24 470 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
25 461 (8.31%) Project Management
25 461 (8.31%) Public Sector
26 440 (7.93%) Investment Management
27 438 (7.90%) SQL Server
28 431 (7.77%) Hedge funds
29 423 (7.63%) AngularJS

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
1 161 (2.90%) Confluence
2 129 (2.33%) Apache
3 110 (1.98%) SharePoint
4 86 (1.55%) Apache Spark
5 56 (1.01%) Mule
6 53 (0.96%) Red Hat Fuse
7 42 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 40 (0.72%) IIS
9 39 (0.70%) CMS
10 34 (0.61%) Skype for Business
11 32 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
12 25 (0.45%) WebLogic
13 23 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
14 22 (0.40%) MS Exchange
15 21 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
16 18 (0.32%) JBoss
16 18 (0.32%) WebSphere
17 13 (0.23%) Jupyter
17 13 (0.23%) nginx
17 13 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 255 (4.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 166 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
3 112 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 78 (1.41%) MS Visio
5 76 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
6 22 (0.40%) Sketch
7 17 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
8 13 (0.23%) InVision
9 9 (0.16%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.11%) Camtasia
11 5 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.090%) Chatbot
11 5 (0.090%) Figma
12 3 (0.054%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.036%) Adobe XD
13 2 (0.036%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.036%) InDesign
13 2 (0.036%) Zeplin
14 1 (0.018%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 105 (1.89%) SAP S/4HANA
2 51 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
3 47 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
4 36 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
5 34 (0.61%) Markit EDM
6 31 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
6 31 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
7 30 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
8 27 (0.49%) ION MarketView
9 26 (0.47%) Eagle PACE
10 25 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
10 25 (0.45%) SAP FI
11 24 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
12 21 (0.38%) SAP CO
13 20 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
14 19 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
15 17 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
16 16 (0.29%) NetSuite
16 16 (0.29%) SAP BPC
17 14 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 871 (15.70%) AWS
2 775 (13.97%) Azure
3 410 (7.39%) GCP
4 275 (4.96%) Serverless
5 243 (4.38%) AWS Lambda
6 162 (2.92%) Amazon ECS
7 158 (2.85%) Office 365
8 142 (2.56%) Amazon S3
9 136 (2.45%) Power Platform
10 132 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
11 101 (1.82%) OpenShift
12 100 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
12 100 (1.80%) SaaS
13 96 (1.73%) PaaS
14 87 (1.57%) Apigee
14 87 (1.57%) GitHub
15 64 (1.15%) Amazon SQS
16 56 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
17 54 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
18 53 (0.96%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 149 (2.69%) Firewall
2 89 (1.60%) DNS
3 52 (0.94%) TCP/IP
4 51 (0.92%) Skype
5 47 (0.85%) SSL
5 47 (0.85%) WAN
6 45 (0.81%) Internet
7 42 (0.76%) Network Security
8 41 (0.74%) LAN
9 40 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
10 33 (0.59%) VPN
11 32 (0.58%) DHCP
12 30 (0.54%) HTTP
12 30 (0.54%) Wireless
13 29 (0.52%) HTTPS
13 29 (0.52%) SAN
14 28 (0.50%) BGP
15 22 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
16 21 (0.38%) DMZ
16 21 (0.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 438 (7.90%) SQL Server
2 200 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
3 173 (3.12%) MySQL
4 164 (2.96%) NoSQL
5 154 (2.78%) Amazon Redshift
6 149 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
7 148 (2.67%) Relational Database
8 127 (2.29%) Big Data
9 112 (2.02%) Power BI
10 107 (1.93%) MongoDB
11 103 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
12 91 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 82 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 67 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 65 (1.17%) Hadoop
16 64 (1.15%) Oracle Database
17 63 (1.14%) Data Lake
17 63 (1.14%) RDBMS
18 48 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
19 38 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 355 (6.40%) Jenkins
2 274 (4.94%) Git (software)
3 265 (4.78%) JIRA
4 138 (2.49%) Artifactory
5 102 (1.84%) Maven
6 89 (1.60%) GitLab
6 89 (1.60%) RStudio
7 80 (1.44%) JUnit
8 63 (1.14%) Selenium
9 61 (1.10%) Cucumber
10 47 (0.85%) TeamCity
11 40 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
12 39 (0.70%) Subversion
13 36 (0.65%) Mockito
14 35 (0.63%) Bitbucket
15 29 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 28 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
17 23 (0.41%) Gradle
18 22 (0.40%) webpack
19 20 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 1,213 (21.87%) Banking
2 682 (12.29%) Front Office
3 461 (8.31%) Public Sector
4 392 (7.07%) Telecoms
5 390 (7.03%) Investment Banking
6 363 (6.54%) Marketing
7 350 (6.31%) Manufacturing
8 287 (5.17%) Electronics
9 177 (3.19%) Financial Institution
10 136 (2.45%) Back Office
11 133 (2.40%) Legal
12 111 (2.00%) Retail
13 70 (1.26%) Retail Banking
14 43 (0.78%) General Ledger
14 43 (0.78%) Law
15 38 (0.69%) Billing
16 30 (0.54%) Advertising
17 28 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
18 26 (0.47%) French Language
19 18 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,537 (27.71%) Developer
2 797 (14.37%) Analyst
3 479 (8.64%) Java Developer
4 437 (7.88%) Architect
5 362 (6.53%) Project Manager
6 358 (6.45%) Business Analyst
7 356 (6.42%) Consultant
8 275 (4.96%) AWS Engineer
9 265 (4.78%) Software Engineer
10 250 (4.51%) AWS Developer
11 228 (4.11%) Python Developer
12 223 (4.02%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 191 (3.44%) Senior Developer
14 168 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
15 144 (2.60%) Java Engineer
16 143 (2.58%) JavaScript Developer
17 140 (2.52%) Python Engineer
18 136 (2.45%) Financial Analyst
19 135 (2.43%) AWS Software Engineer
20 133 (2.40%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 673 (12.13%) Web Services
2 423 (7.63%) AngularJS
3 377 (6.80%) React
4 337 (6.08%) .NET
5 246 (4.43%) Spring
5 246 (4.43%) Vue.js
6 219 (3.95%) HTML
7 208 (3.75%) REST
8 191 (3.44%) Node.js
9 180 (3.24%) CSS
10 154 (2.78%) Kafka
11 125 (2.25%) Spring Boot
11 125 (2.25%) XML
12 122 (2.20%) ASP.NET
13 120 (2.16%) gRPC
14 117 (2.11%) Middleware
15 111 (2.00%) Swagger
16 110 (1.98%) .NET Core
17 106 (1.91%) JSON
18 102 (1.84%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 564 (10.17%) Fixed Income
2 491 (8.85%) Derivative
3 431 (7.77%) Hedge funds
4 408 (7.36%) Equities
5 401 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
6 379 (6.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 184 (3.32%) Greenfield Project
8 174 (3.14%) Management Information System
9 164 (2.96%) User Experience
10 106 (1.91%) Data Centre
11 77 (1.39%) Mobile App
12 71 (1.28%) Virtual Team
13 67 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
14 61 (1.10%) Reference Data
15 56 (1.01%) Market Risk
16 53 (0.96%) Credit Risk
16 53 (0.96%) Public Cloud
17 48 (0.87%) Data Structures
17 48 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
18 44 (0.79%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 358 (6.45%) Windows
2 352 (6.35%) Linux
3 153 (2.76%) Unix
4 97 (1.75%) Windows 10
5 85 (1.53%) Windows Server
6 72 (1.30%) Android
7 64 (1.15%) Apple iOS
8 49 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 35 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (0.61%) Windows 7
11 33 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
12 26 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
13 21 (0.38%) Solaris
14 16 (0.29%) AIX
15 11 (0.20%) CentOS
15 11 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
16 9 (0.16%) Mac OS
16 9 (0.16%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
18 7 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,677 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
2 695 (12.53%) Asset Management
3 686 (12.37%) Change Management
4 666 (12.01%) DevOps
5 583 (10.51%) Software Engineering
6 526 (9.48%) Business Intelligence
7 480 (8.65%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 479 (8.64%) Migration
9 472 (8.51%) Microservices
10 470 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
11 461 (8.31%) Project Management
12 440 (7.93%) Investment Management
13 386 (6.96%) Programme Management
14 382 (6.89%) Problem-Solving
15 346 (6.24%) Scrum
16 326 (5.88%) Analytics
17 290 (5.23%) Digital Marketing
18 282 (5.08%) Decision-Making
19 280 (5.05%) Risk Management
20 257 (4.63%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1,153 (20.79%) Java
2 959 (17.29%) Python
3 914 (16.48%) SQL
4 625 (11.27%) JavaScript
5 345 (6.22%) C#
6 155 (2.79%) Kotlin
7 149 (2.69%) R
8 139 (2.51%) PowerShell
9 136 (2.45%) Java 8
10 124 (2.24%) C
10 124 (2.24%) TypeScript
11 123 (2.22%) C++
12 85 (1.53%) T-SQL
13 81 (1.46%) VBA
14 80 (1.44%) Shell Script
15 67 (1.21%) Scala
16 66 (1.19%) Bash Shell
17 63 (1.14%) Perl
18 62 (1.12%) PL/SQL
19 45 (0.81%) Go
Qualifications
1 324 (5.84%) Security Cleared
2 295 (5.32%) Degree
3 238 (4.29%) SC Cleared
4 83 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
5 73 (1.32%) DV Cleared
6 69 (1.24%) CISSP
7 64 (1.15%) CCNP
8 60 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
9 46 (0.83%) PMI Certification
9 46 (0.83%) PMP
10 38 (0.69%) CCIE
11 33 (0.59%) TOGAF Certification
12 31 (0.56%) CISA
12 31 (0.56%) CISM
13 28 (0.50%) Master's Degree
14 27 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 27 (0.49%) Sun Certification
15 23 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
16 22 (0.40%) CCNA
17 21 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (3.59%) QA
2 109 (1.97%) PMO
3 87 (1.57%) Data Quality
4 63 (1.14%) SLA
5 51 (0.92%) GDPR
6 49 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 39 (0.70%) NIST
8 29 (0.52%) IFRS
9 22 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 17 (0.31%) COBIT
10 17 (0.31%) PCI DSS
10 17 (0.31%) PSD2
11 16 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 14 (0.25%) MiFID
13 10 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
13 10 (0.18%) JSP 440
14 8 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 8 (0.14%) ITGC
14 8 (0.14%) P3O
14 8 (0.14%) RMADS
System Software
1 381 (6.87%) Docker
2 190 (3.43%) Active Directory
3 78 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
4 23 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (0.40%) XenApp
6 20 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
7 19 (0.34%) XenDesktop
8 12 (0.22%) Hyper-V
9 10 (0.18%) VMware NSX
10 9 (0.16%) Firmware
10 9 (0.16%) HDFS
10 9 (0.16%) vSphere
11 8 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.072%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (0.072%) ProxySG
12 4 (0.072%) Time Sharing Option
13 3 (0.054%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.054%) Xen
Systems Management
1 395 (7.12%) Kubernetes
2 175 (3.15%) Terraform
3 156 (2.81%) Ansible
4 77 (1.39%) Puppet
5 68 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
6 67 (1.21%) SCCM
7 34 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
8 33 (0.59%) Prometheus
9 32 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
10 18 (0.32%) FortiGate
10 18 (0.32%) Grafana
11 15 (0.27%) SCOM
12 14 (0.25%) Control-M
12 14 (0.25%) Packer
13 13 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
13 13 (0.23%) Salt
14 11 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
14 11 (0.20%) Kibana
14 11 (0.20%) Zipkin
15 10 (0.18%) Consul
Vendors
1 544 (9.81%) Oracle
2 540 (9.73%) Microsoft
3 529 (9.54%) SAP
4 268 (4.83%) Google
5 168 (3.03%) Cisco
6 119 (2.15%) VMware
7 109 (1.97%) Bloomberg
8 96 (1.73%) Splunk
9 85 (1.53%) IBM
10 74 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
11 73 (1.32%) Tableau
12 64 (1.15%) Citrix
13 58 (1.05%) ServiceNow
14 54 (0.97%) Sybase
15 51 (0.92%) F5
16 49 (0.88%) Red Hat
17 42 (0.76%) Murex
18 41 (0.74%) Reuters
19 38 (0.69%) Databricks
20 37 (0.67%) Juniper