Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 21996 20204 24867
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.32% 19.16% 22.05%
As % of the General category 53.64% 52.46% 55.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 15606 14093 16993
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £300 £294 £280
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 259 323
UK median hourly rate £22.42 £22.84 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.81% +1.49% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.42 £10.00 £12.01
90th Percentile £47.83 £56.99 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.67 £21.53
% change year-on-year -0.76% +5.33% +30.45%

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 41003 38515 45033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.74% 36.53% 39.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27141 25564 28613
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 909 937 1216
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.46% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.39 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.86 £47.50 £48.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £26.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year - +1.92% +13.04%

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 22 November 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 19862 £475 +5.56% 3069
London 0 11917 £525 +7.69% 1762
UK excluding London 0 9783 £425 +3.03% 1491
South East +1 2689 £450 +5.88% 354
North of England 0 1960 £415 +0.61% 409
Scotland 0 1469 £406 -1.52% 166
Midlands 0 1197 £400 -5.88% 158
South West 0 1153 £403 +3.21% 169
North West 0 1012 £425 +1.19% 210
East of England +1 871 £425 - 202
Yorkshire 0 811 £425 +6.25% 167
West Midlands 0 632 £400 -5.88% 86
East Midlands 0 535 £400 -3.61% 70
Northern Ireland 0 353 £413 +21.32% 14
North East +15 149 £400 -5.88% 32
Wales -3 120 £400 - 19
Isle of Man +6 11 £375 +248.84%

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 5884 (26.75%) Agile Software Development
2 5637 (25.63%) Banking
3 3319 (15.09%) Java
4 3222 (14.65%) SQL
5 2587 (11.76%) Project Management
6 2495 (11.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 2247 (10.22%) Microsoft
8 1996 (9.07%) Oracle
9 1988 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
10 1796 (8.17%) JavaScript
11 1751 (7.96%) Business Intelligence
12 1730 (7.87%) Windows
13 1728 (7.86%) Linux
14 1700 (7.73%) SAP
15 1691 (7.69%) Scrum
16 1651 (7.51%) C#
17 1529 (6.95%) SQL Server
18 1506 (6.85%) Migration
19 1504 (6.84%) TDD
20 1440 (6.55%) Degree
21 1419 (6.45%) .NET
22 1393 (6.33%) HTML
23 1365 (6.21%) Investment Banking
24 1344 (6.11%) Marketing
25 1341 (6.10%) Python
26 1304 (5.93%) Programme Management
27 1298 (5.90%) Change Management
28 1287 (5.85%) DevOps
29 1226 (5.57%) Front Office
30 1197 (5.44%) Business Analysis

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
1 451 (2.05%) SharePoint
2 343 (1.56%) Confluence
3 307 (1.40%) Apache Spark
4 275 (1.25%) SAS
5 261 (1.19%) Apache
6 254 (1.15%) WebSphere
7 247 (1.12%) Tomcat
8 243 (1.10%) CMS
9 173 (0.79%) MS Exchange
10 168 (0.76%) IIS
11 167 (0.76%) JBoss
12 159 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 145 (0.66%) WebLogic
14 140 (0.64%) OpenStack
15 129 (0.59%) Skype for Business
16 113 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
17 108 (0.49%) Mule
18 82 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 75 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
20 64 (0.29%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1196 (5.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 910 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
3 529 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 447 (2.03%) Microsoft Project
5 407 (1.85%) MS Visio
6 139 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
7 122 (0.55%) Photoshop
8 71 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 71 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
9 63 (0.29%) InVision
10 33 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
11 17 (0.077%) SPSS
12 14 (0.064%) Adobe After Effects
13 11 (0.050%) Chatbot
13 11 (0.050%) InDesign
14 6 (0.027%) InfoPath
15 5 (0.023%) Adobe Premiere
16 4 (0.018%) GIMP
16 4 (0.018%) Open Workbench
16 4 (0.018%) Stata
Business Applications
1 222 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 213 (0.97%) SAP FI
3 200 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
4 191 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
5 187 (0.85%) SAP CO
6 181 (0.82%) SAP FI/CO
7 137 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
8 127 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
9 122 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
10 114 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
11 97 (0.44%) ION MarketView
12 85 (0.39%) Markit EDM
13 83 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
14 78 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
15 73 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
16 69 (0.31%) Temenos T24
17 60 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
17 60 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
18 58 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
19 54 (0.25%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1004 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
2 764 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 384 (1.75%) Office 365
4 203 (0.92%) SaaS
5 186 (0.85%) PaaS
6 166 (0.75%) GitHub
7 143 (0.65%) IaaS
8 119 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
9 108 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
10 92 (0.42%) OpenShift
11 78 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
12 71 (0.32%) npm
13 70 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
14 66 (0.30%) Serverless
15 61 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
16 51 (0.23%) Amazon S3
17 43 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
18 39 (0.18%) Google Analytics
19 30 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 26 (0.12%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 435 (1.98%) Firewall
2 278 (1.26%) Internet
3 253 (1.15%) TCP/IP
4 244 (1.11%) SAN
5 238 (1.08%) WAN
6 237 (1.08%) LAN
7 196 (0.89%) DNS
8 188 (0.85%) SMS
9 170 (0.77%) VPN
10 160 (0.73%) Network Security
11 138 (0.63%) Wireless
12 124 (0.56%) Skype
13 103 (0.47%) LDAP
14 102 (0.46%) SSL
15 94 (0.43%) HTTP
16 89 (0.40%) NAS
17 84 (0.38%) DHCP
18 80 (0.36%) BGP
19 76 (0.35%) MPLS
20 75 (0.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1529 (6.95%) SQL Server
2 665 (3.02%) Big Data
3 656 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
4 606 (2.76%) Relational Database
5 491 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 473 (2.15%) Hadoop
7 396 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 394 (1.79%) MongoDB
9 378 (1.72%) NoSQL
10 301 (1.37%) MySQL
11 281 (1.28%) Oracle Database
12 273 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
13 259 (1.18%) Blockchain
14 252 (1.15%) RDBMS
14 252 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 202 (0.92%) Power BI
16 188 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
17 187 (0.85%) DB2
18 181 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
19 165 (0.75%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1010 (4.59%) Git (software)
2 906 (4.12%) JIRA
3 900 (4.09%) Jenkins
4 516 (2.35%) Maven
5 310 (1.41%) TeamCity
6 301 (1.37%) Selenium
7 287 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 281 (1.28%) Subversion
9 265 (1.20%) Cucumber
10 222 (1.01%) JUnit
11 212 (0.96%) Visual Studio
12 146 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
13 127 (0.58%) Gradle
14 125 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 124 (0.56%) NUnit
16 120 (0.55%) SoapUI
17 117 (0.53%) Bitbucket
18 114 (0.52%) Grunt
19 108 (0.49%) Mockito
20 107 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 5637 (25.63%) Banking
2 1365 (6.21%) Investment Banking
3 1344 (6.11%) Marketing
4 1226 (5.57%) Front Office
5 1177 (5.35%) Telecoms
6 989 (4.50%) Manufacturing
7 823 (3.74%) Retail
8 794 (3.61%) Financial Institution
9 754 (3.43%) Electronics
10 680 (3.09%) Legal
11 554 (2.52%) Retail Banking
12 319 (1.45%) Back Office
13 261 (1.19%) Law
14 245 (1.11%) Advertising
15 180 (0.82%) Billing
16 154 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
17 146 (0.66%) General Ledger
18 139 (0.63%) Publishing
19 108 (0.49%) Games
20 94 (0.43%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5387 (24.49%) Developer
2 4707 (21.40%) Analyst
3 2276 (10.35%) Project Manager
4 2189 (9.95%) Business Analyst
5 1555 (7.07%) Java Developer
6 1307 (5.94%) Architect
7 1230 (5.59%) Consultant
8 964 (4.38%) Senior Developer
9 716 (3.26%) C# Developer
10 632 (2.87%) Financial Analyst
11 521 (2.37%) .NET Developer
12 491 (2.23%) SQL Developer
13 475 (2.16%) IT Manager
14 466 (2.12%) Solutions Architect
15 451 (2.05%) DevOps Engineer
16 438 (1.99%) Data Analyst
17 435 (1.98%) Senior Java Developer
18 431 (1.96%) Test Analyst
19 384 (1.75%) Senior Manager
20 383 (1.74%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1419 (6.45%) .NET
2 1393 (6.33%) HTML
3 1109 (5.04%) CSS
4 980 (4.46%) Web Services
5 968 (4.40%) AngularJS
6 832 (3.78%) Spring
7 748 (3.40%) HTML5
8 741 (3.37%) XML
9 717 (3.26%) REST
10 619 (2.81%) JSON
11 505 (2.30%) Node.js
12 504 (2.29%) RESTful
13 484 (2.20%) SOAP
14 482 (2.19%) Middleware
15 464 (2.11%) ASP.NET
16 454 (2.06%) jQuery
17 452 (2.05%) React
18 372 (1.69%) CSS3
19 328 (1.49%) Hibernate
20 321 (1.46%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 1988 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
2 716 (3.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 700 (3.18%) User Experience
4 665 (3.02%) Greenfield Project
5 624 (2.84%) Management Information System
6 569 (2.59%) Derivative
7 537 (2.44%) Computer Science
8 501 (2.28%) Fixed Income
9 463 (2.10%) Fintech
10 433 (1.97%) Equities
11 415 (1.89%) Data Centre
12 350 (1.59%) Virtual Team
13 330 (1.50%) Mobile App
14 284 (1.29%) Credit Risk
15 268 (1.22%) Data Structures
16 231 (1.05%) Market Risk
17 211 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
18 159 (0.72%) Hedge funds
19 114 (0.52%) NHS
20 110 (0.50%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1730 (7.87%) Windows
2 1728 (7.86%) Linux
3 1183 (5.38%) Unix
4 485 (2.20%) Windows Server
5 332 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 244 (1.11%) Windows 7
7 238 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 232 (1.05%) Apple iOS
9 211 (0.96%) Android
10 208 (0.95%) Windows 10
11 199 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
12 169 (0.77%) Solaris
13 117 (0.53%) AIX
14 65 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
15 47 (0.21%) Windows 8
16 42 (0.19%) zOS
17 39 (0.18%) CentOS
18 34 (0.15%) Windows XP
19 27 (0.12%) Ubuntu
20 26 (0.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5884 (26.75%) Agile Software Development
2 2587 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2495 (11.34%) Stakeholder Management
4 1751 (7.96%) Business Intelligence
5 1691 (7.69%) Scrum
6 1506 (6.85%) Migration
7 1504 (6.84%) TDD
8 1304 (5.93%) Programme Management
9 1298 (5.90%) Change Management
10 1287 (5.85%) DevOps
11 1197 (5.44%) Business Analysis
12 1101 (5.01%) Test Automation
13 1097 (4.99%) Analytics
14 1078 (4.90%) PRINCE2
15 1061 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
16 1045 (4.75%) SDLC
17 993 (4.51%) ITIL
18 914 (4.16%) Risk Management
19 855 (3.89%) User Acceptance Testing
20 797 (3.62%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 3319 (15.09%) Java
2 3222 (14.65%) SQL
3 1796 (8.17%) JavaScript
4 1651 (7.51%) C#
5 1341 (6.10%) Python
6 571 (2.60%) C++
7 461 (2.10%) PowerShell
8 403 (1.83%) Perl
9 366 (1.66%) VBA
10 358 (1.63%) T-SQL
11 319 (1.45%) Ruby
12 295 (1.34%) Shell Script
13 278 (1.26%) PL/SQL
14 261 (1.19%) Bash Shell
15 257 (1.17%) Scala
16 246 (1.12%) C
17 180 (0.82%) TypeScript
18 175 (0.80%) R
19 165 (0.75%) PHP
20 145 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 1440 (6.55%) Degree
2 749 (3.41%) Security Cleared
3 517 (2.35%) SC Cleared
4 248 (1.13%) PMP
5 230 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
6 229 (1.04%) PMI Certification
7 224 (1.02%) CISSP
8 212 (0.96%) ISEB
9 183 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
10 163 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 155 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
12 154 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
13 153 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 136 (0.62%) CISM
15 131 (0.60%) DV Cleared
16 129 (0.59%) ISTQB
17 126 (0.57%) CCNP
18 104 (0.47%) MCSE
19 87 (0.40%) ACCA
19 87 (0.40%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 837 (3.81%) QA
2 813 (3.70%) PMO
3 554 (2.52%) GDPR
4 471 (2.14%) MiFID
5 286 (1.30%) Data Quality
6 261 (1.19%) SLA
7 178 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 129 (0.59%) PCI DSS
9 120 (0.55%) EMIR
10 80 (0.36%) IFRS
11 76 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 54 (0.25%) PSD2
13 52 (0.24%) COBIT
14 48 (0.22%) Solvency II
15 44 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
16 39 (0.18%) SEPA
17 38 (0.17%) IFRS 9
18 37 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
19 25 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
20 24 (0.11%) GAAP
System Software
1 717 (3.26%) Active Directory
2 509 (2.31%) Docker
3 264 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 98 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
5 89 (0.40%) vSphere
6 87 (0.40%) HDFS
7 79 (0.36%) Hyper-V
8 66 (0.30%) XenApp
9 57 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
10 54 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
11 50 (0.23%) XenDesktop
12 47 (0.21%) Apache Flume
13 44 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 41 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
15 35 (0.16%) NFS
16 30 (0.14%) Veritas File System
17 29 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 27 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
19 25 (0.11%) Firmware
20 24 (0.11%) RACF
Systems Management
1 566 (2.57%) Ansible
2 496 (2.25%) Puppet
3 371 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
4 225 (1.02%) SCCM
5 174 (0.79%) Kubernetes
6 165 (0.75%) Terraform
7 127 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
8 70 (0.32%) NetBackup
9 57 (0.26%) Nagios
10 45 (0.20%) SCOM
11 42 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
11 42 (0.19%) Kibana
11 42 (0.19%) Packer
12 41 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 39 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
14 36 (0.16%) logstash
15 35 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
16 33 (0.15%) Control-M
17 31 (0.14%) Oozie
18 30 (0.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2247 (10.22%) Microsoft
2 1996 (9.07%) Oracle
3 1700 (7.73%) SAP
4 504 (2.29%) VMware
5 464 (2.11%) IBM
6 445 (2.02%) Cisco
7 332 (1.51%) Citrix
8 323 (1.47%) Red Hat
9 315 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
10 303 (1.38%) HP
11 287 (1.30%) Sybase
12 243 (1.10%) Adobe
13 224 (1.02%) Tableau
14 211 (0.96%) Google
15 206 (0.94%) Bloomberg
16 190 (0.86%) TIBCO
17 167 (0.76%) ServiceNow
18 166 (0.75%) Splunk
19 153 (0.70%) CheckPoint
20 140 (0.64%) Symantec