Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 21896 19687 24692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.19% 19.05% 21.94%
As % of the General category 53.65% 52.39% 55.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 15488 13728 16827
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £669 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 256 320
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +11.11% +28.57%
10th Percentile £11.62 £10.00 £11.36
90th Percentile £47.83 £59.31 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £23.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year +1.05% +10.47% +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 40813 37578 44740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.50% 36.36% 39.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 26942 24918 28374
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £669 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 889 938 1205
UK median hourly rate £26.30 £24.41 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.74% -3.33% +13.48%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.32 £11.94
90th Percentile £48.05 £46.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% -3.85% +8.33%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017.

Contractor 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 12 December 2017. 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 19809 £475 +5.56% 2797
London 0 11972 £525 +5.00% 1620
UK excluding London 0 9643 £425 +1.80% 1328
South East +1 2675 £450 +5.88% 308
North of England 0 1933 £420 +1.82% 360
Scotland 0 1450 £410 -2.38% 145
Midlands 0 1204 £400 -5.88% 122
South West +1 1108 £400 +1.91% 173
North West 0 1003 £425 +1.19% 207
East of England +1 856 £425 - 200
Yorkshire 0 785 £425 +6.25% 135
West Midlands 0 630 £400 -5.88% 75
East Midlands 0 543 £400 -3.61% 47
Northern Ireland 0 316 £413 +14.58% 6
North East +13 158 £385 -9.41% 18
Wales -3 130 £400 - 13
Isle of Man - 13 £413 - 2

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Finance.

1 5850 (26.72%) Agile Software Development
2 5538 (25.29%) Banking
3 3313 (15.13%) Java
4 3176 (14.50%) SQL
5 2599 (11.87%) Project Management
6 2501 (11.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 2258 (10.31%) Microsoft
8 1986 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
9 1982 (9.05%) Oracle
10 1786 (8.16%) JavaScript
11 1738 (7.94%) Windows
12 1675 (7.65%) C#
13 1673 (7.64%) Linux
14 1672 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
15 1655 (7.56%) Scrum
16 1633 (7.46%) SAP
17 1514 (6.91%) SQL Server
18 1470 (6.71%) TDD
19 1464 (6.69%) Migration
20 1447 (6.61%) .NET
21 1440 (6.58%) Degree
22 1370 (6.26%) HTML
23 1339 (6.12%) Python
24 1313 (6.00%) Change Management
25 1299 (5.93%) Investment Banking
26 1293 (5.91%) Marketing
26 1293 (5.91%) DevOps
27 1252 (5.72%) Programme Management
28 1191 (5.44%) Microsoft Excel
29 1176 (5.37%) Front Office

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
1 440 (2.01%) SharePoint
2 344 (1.57%) Confluence
3 308 (1.41%) Apache Spark
4 270 (1.23%) SAS
5 268 (1.22%) Apache
6 254 (1.16%) Tomcat
6 254 (1.16%) WebSphere
7 253 (1.16%) CMS
8 184 (0.84%) JBoss
9 173 (0.79%) MS Exchange
10 164 (0.75%) IIS
11 152 (0.69%) WebLogic
12 142 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 140 (0.64%) OpenStack
14 117 (0.53%) Skype for Business
15 108 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
16 103 (0.47%) Mule
17 84 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 69 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
19 64 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1191 (5.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 885 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
3 523 (2.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 438 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
5 389 (1.78%) MS Visio
6 133 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 124 (0.57%) Photoshop
8 74 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
9 73 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 72 (0.33%) InVision
11 34 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
12 18 (0.082%) SPSS
13 17 (0.078%) Adobe After Effects
14 12 (0.055%) InDesign
15 11 (0.050%) Chatbot
16 8 (0.037%) Adobe Premiere
16 8 (0.037%) InfoPath
17 6 (0.027%) Stata
18 4 (0.018%) GIMP
18 4 (0.018%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 213 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 209 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
2 209 (0.95%) SAP FI
3 195 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
4 182 (0.83%) SAP CO
5 177 (0.81%) SAP FI/CO
6 149 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
7 134 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
8 129 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
9 124 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
10 93 (0.42%) Markit EDM
11 85 (0.39%) ION MarketView
12 82 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
13 76 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
13 76 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
14 72 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
15 68 (0.31%) Temenos T24
16 64 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
17 61 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
18 55 (0.25%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1029 (4.70%) Amazon AWS
2 792 (3.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 391 (1.79%) Office 365
4 210 (0.96%) SaaS
5 189 (0.86%) PaaS
6 172 (0.79%) GitHub
7 148 (0.68%) IaaS
8 130 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
9 114 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
10 90 (0.41%) OpenShift
11 84 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
12 78 (0.36%) npm
13 73 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
14 56 (0.26%) Serverless
15 55 (0.25%) Amazon S3
16 53 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
17 40 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
18 35 (0.16%) Google Analytics
19 33 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 26 (0.12%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 430 (1.96%) Firewall
2 289 (1.32%) Internet
3 251 (1.15%) TCP/IP
4 236 (1.08%) SAN
5 230 (1.05%) WAN
6 228 (1.04%) LAN
7 211 (0.96%) DNS
8 209 (0.95%) SMS
9 170 (0.78%) VPN
10 160 (0.73%) Network Security
11 134 (0.61%) Wireless
12 120 (0.55%) Skype
13 108 (0.49%) SSL
14 90 (0.41%) LDAP
15 87 (0.40%) HTTP
15 87 (0.40%) NAS
16 86 (0.39%) DHCP
17 85 (0.39%) BGP
18 75 (0.34%) OSPF
19 74 (0.34%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1514 (6.91%) SQL Server
2 666 (3.04%) Big Data
3 662 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
4 587 (2.68%) Relational Database
5 501 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 476 (2.17%) Hadoop
7 416 (1.90%) MongoDB
8 401 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 396 (1.81%) NoSQL
10 319 (1.46%) MySQL
11 292 (1.33%) Blockchain
12 282 (1.29%) Oracle Database
13 281 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
14 246 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 242 (1.11%) RDBMS
16 210 (0.96%) Power BI
17 190 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
18 182 (0.83%) DB2
19 180 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
20 162 (0.74%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1056 (4.82%) Git (software)
2 929 (4.24%) JIRA
3 898 (4.10%) Jenkins
4 503 (2.30%) Maven
5 324 (1.48%) TeamCity
6 318 (1.45%) Selenium
7 292 (1.33%) Subversion
8 273 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 269 (1.23%) Cucumber
10 233 (1.06%) JUnit
11 218 (1.00%) Visual Studio
12 141 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
13 134 (0.61%) Gradle
14 121 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 117 (0.53%) NUnit
16 116 (0.53%) Bitbucket
16 116 (0.53%) SoapUI
17 111 (0.51%) Mockito
17 111 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
18 106 (0.48%) Grunt
General
1 5538 (25.29%) Banking
2 1299 (5.93%) Investment Banking
3 1293 (5.91%) Marketing
4 1176 (5.37%) Front Office
5 1111 (5.07%) Telecoms
6 935 (4.27%) Manufacturing
7 789 (3.60%) Retail
8 788 (3.60%) Financial Institution
9 697 (3.18%) Electronics
10 657 (3.00%) Legal
11 540 (2.47%) Retail Banking
12 330 (1.51%) Back Office
13 261 (1.19%) Law
14 242 (1.11%) Advertising
15 196 (0.90%) Billing
16 144 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
17 140 (0.64%) General Ledger
17 140 (0.64%) Publishing
18 115 (0.53%) Games
19 94 (0.43%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5349 (24.43%) Developer
2 4641 (21.20%) Analyst
3 2227 (10.17%) Project Manager
4 2138 (9.76%) Business Analyst
5 1532 (7.00%) Java Developer
6 1304 (5.96%) Architect
7 1238 (5.65%) Consultant
8 938 (4.28%) Senior Developer
9 737 (3.37%) C# Developer
10 629 (2.87%) Financial Analyst
11 535 (2.44%) .NET Developer
12 473 (2.16%) SQL Developer
13 472 (2.16%) Solutions Architect
14 471 (2.15%) IT Manager
15 463 (2.11%) DevOps Engineer
16 444 (2.03%) Test Analyst
17 441 (2.01%) Data Analyst
18 417 (1.90%) Senior Java Developer
19 402 (1.84%) Senior Analyst
20 399 (1.82%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1447 (6.61%) .NET
2 1370 (6.26%) HTML
3 1084 (4.95%) CSS
4 984 (4.49%) Web Services
5 949 (4.33%) AngularJS
6 842 (3.85%) Spring
7 741 (3.38%) XML
8 710 (3.24%) HTML5
8 710 (3.24%) REST
9 599 (2.74%) JSON
10 529 (2.42%) RESTful
11 498 (2.27%) SOAP
12 475 (2.17%) Node.js
13 466 (2.13%) React
14 456 (2.08%) ASP.NET
15 453 (2.07%) Middleware
16 443 (2.02%) jQuery
17 351 (1.60%) CSS3
18 320 (1.46%) Hibernate
19 313 (1.43%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 1986 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
2 710 (3.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 709 (3.24%) User Experience
4 651 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
5 624 (2.85%) Management Information System
6 550 (2.51%) Derivative
7 531 (2.43%) Computer Science
8 486 (2.22%) Fixed Income
9 433 (1.98%) Data Centre
10 432 (1.97%) Fintech
11 411 (1.88%) Equities
12 334 (1.53%) Mobile App
13 330 (1.51%) Virtual Team
14 270 (1.23%) Data Structures
15 269 (1.23%) Credit Risk
16 231 (1.05%) Market Risk
17 209 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
18 156 (0.71%) Hedge funds
19 117 (0.53%) NHS
20 111 (0.51%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1738 (7.94%) Windows
2 1673 (7.64%) Linux
3 1156 (5.28%) Unix
4 470 (2.15%) Windows Server
5 344 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 265 (1.21%) Windows 7
7 242 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 230 (1.05%) Apple iOS
9 225 (1.03%) Windows 10
10 209 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
11 206 (0.94%) Android
12 148 (0.68%) Solaris
13 109 (0.50%) AIX
14 70 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
15 52 (0.24%) Windows 8
16 43 (0.20%) zOS
17 37 (0.17%) Windows XP
18 34 (0.16%) CentOS
19 24 (0.11%) Mac OS X
19 24 (0.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5850 (26.72%) Agile Software Development
2 2599 (11.87%) Project Management
3 2501 (11.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 1672 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
5 1655 (7.56%) Scrum
6 1470 (6.71%) TDD
7 1464 (6.69%) Migration
8 1313 (6.00%) Change Management
9 1293 (5.91%) DevOps
10 1252 (5.72%) Programme Management
11 1160 (5.30%) Business Analysis
12 1115 (5.09%) Test Automation
13 1108 (5.06%) Analytics
14 1084 (4.95%) PRINCE2
15 1056 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
16 1029 (4.70%) SDLC
17 981 (4.48%) ITIL
18 940 (4.29%) Risk Management
19 872 (3.98%) User Acceptance Testing
20 774 (3.53%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3313 (15.13%) Java
2 3176 (14.50%) SQL
3 1786 (8.16%) JavaScript
4 1675 (7.65%) C#
5 1339 (6.12%) Python
6 560 (2.56%) C++
7 459 (2.10%) PowerShell
8 391 (1.79%) Perl
9 359 (1.64%) VBA
10 351 (1.60%) T-SQL
11 333 (1.52%) Ruby
12 293 (1.34%) PL/SQL
13 288 (1.32%) Shell Script
14 268 (1.22%) Bash Shell
15 266 (1.21%) Scala
16 241 (1.10%) C
17 181 (0.83%) R
18 169 (0.77%) TypeScript
19 162 (0.74%) PHP
20 143 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1440 (6.58%) Degree
2 742 (3.39%) Security Cleared
3 505 (2.31%) SC Cleared
4 258 (1.18%) PMP
5 233 (1.06%) PMI Certification
6 228 (1.04%) CISSP
7 225 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
8 205 (0.94%) ISEB
9 186 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
10 156 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 155 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
12 151 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 135 (0.62%) ISTQB
13 135 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
14 132 (0.60%) CISM
15 131 (0.60%) CCNP
16 128 (0.58%) DV Cleared
17 104 (0.47%) MCSE
18 90 (0.41%) Master's Degree
19 87 (0.40%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 849 (3.88%) QA
2 845 (3.86%) PMO
3 576 (2.63%) GDPR
4 449 (2.05%) MiFID
5 280 (1.28%) Data Quality
6 249 (1.14%) SLA
7 186 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 135 (0.62%) PCI DSS
9 128 (0.58%) EMIR
10 81 (0.37%) IFRS
11 77 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 53 (0.24%) PSD2
12 53 (0.24%) Solvency II
13 51 (0.23%) COBIT
14 45 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
15 42 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
16 38 (0.17%) SEPA
17 35 (0.16%) IFRS 9
18 28 (0.13%) FATCA
19 24 (0.11%) P3O
System Software
1 714 (3.26%) Active Directory
2 536 (2.45%) Docker
3 274 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 98 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
5 94 (0.43%) HDFS
6 86 (0.39%) vSphere
7 76 (0.35%) XenApp
8 73 (0.33%) Hyper-V
9 66 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
10 59 (0.27%) XenDesktop
11 52 (0.24%) Apache Flume
12 51 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
13 46 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 46 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
14 32 (0.15%) NFS
15 31 (0.14%) Firmware
16 27 (0.12%) Veritas File System
17 26 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 24 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
19 22 (0.10%) RACF
Systems Management
1 572 (2.61%) Ansible
2 516 (2.36%) Puppet
3 401 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
4 237 (1.08%) SCCM
5 180 (0.82%) Kubernetes
6 162 (0.74%) Terraform
7 122 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
8 59 (0.27%) NetBackup
9 54 (0.25%) Nagios
10 45 (0.21%) Packer
11 42 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
11 42 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
11 42 (0.19%) SCOM
12 41 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 35 (0.16%) Oozie
14 33 (0.15%) Control-M
15 31 (0.14%) Red Hat Satellite
16 30 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
17 29 (0.13%) MOM
17 29 (0.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2258 (10.31%) Microsoft
2 1982 (9.05%) Oracle
3 1633 (7.46%) SAP
4 532 (2.43%) VMware
5 443 (2.02%) Cisco
6 432 (1.97%) IBM
7 346 (1.58%) Citrix
8 318 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
9 316 (1.44%) Red Hat
10 291 (1.33%) HP
11 264 (1.21%) Sybase
12 252 (1.15%) Adobe
13 233 (1.06%) Tableau
14 215 (0.98%) Bloomberg
15 200 (0.91%) Google
16 178 (0.81%) TIBCO
17 163 (0.74%) CheckPoint
18 154 (0.70%) Splunk
19 146 (0.67%) ServiceNow
20 133 (0.61%) Symantec