Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 21279 20390 25194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.41% 19.14% 22.26%
As % of the General category 54.16% 53.13% 55.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15047 14341 17333
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £281
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 272 330
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £20.90 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.05% -2.79% +21.13%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £11.15
90th Percentile £47.83 £56.34 £48.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.63 £20.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.73% +1.25% +21.21%

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 39291 38381 45176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.54% 36.03% 39.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 26002 25538 28863
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 875 969 1201
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £24.41 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +2.78% +7.95%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.30 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +11.00% -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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 19159 £475 +5.56% 3648
London 0 11439 £525 +7.69% 2361
UK excluding London 0 9539 £425 +4.29% 1492
South East +1 2592 £438 +2.94% 385
North of England 0 1880 £410 +2.50% 383
Scotland 0 1429 £400 - 184
South West 0 1187 £410 +5.81% 174
Midlands 0 1149 £400 -5.88% 175
North West 0 994 £420 +1.20% 218
East of England +2 821 £450 +5.88% 156
Yorkshire 0 768 £419 +4.75% 142
West Midlands +1 616 £400 -5.88% 103
East Midlands 0 504 £413 -2.94% 72
Northern Ireland 0 391 £413 +30.95% 15
North East +14 127 £385 +4.05% 23
Wales -6 110 £400 +6.67% 20
Isle of Man +2 10 £425 -29.81%

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 5533 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5492 (25.81%) Banking
3 3175 (14.92%) SQL
4 3153 (14.82%) Java
5 2511 (11.80%) Project Management
6 2468 (11.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 2159 (10.15%) Microsoft
8 2009 (9.44%) Oracle
9 1924 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
10 1802 (8.47%) SAP
11 1783 (8.38%) JavaScript
12 1768 (8.31%) Business Intelligence
13 1643 (7.72%) Linux
14 1636 (7.69%) Windows
15 1597 (7.51%) Scrum
16 1566 (7.36%) C#
17 1447 (6.80%) TDD
18 1443 (6.78%) Migration
18 1443 (6.78%) SQL Server
19 1404 (6.60%) HTML
20 1402 (6.59%) Investment Banking
20 1402 (6.59%) Marketing
21 1398 (6.57%) Degree
22 1315 (6.18%) Programme Management
23 1298 (6.10%) .NET
24 1284 (6.03%) Python
25 1282 (6.02%) Retail
26 1249 (5.87%) Change Management
27 1232 (5.79%) Front Office
28 1228 (5.77%) Unix

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
1 461 (2.17%) SharePoint
2 304 (1.43%) Confluence
3 301 (1.41%) Apache Spark
4 279 (1.31%) SAS
5 248 (1.17%) WebSphere
6 239 (1.12%) Apache
7 233 (1.09%) CMS
8 211 (0.99%) Tomcat
9 176 (0.83%) MS Exchange
10 165 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 164 (0.77%) IIS
12 145 (0.68%) JBoss
13 126 (0.59%) WebLogic
14 124 (0.58%) Skype for Business
15 115 (0.54%) OpenStack
16 110 (0.52%) Mule
17 98 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
18 82 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 78 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
20 66 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1144 (5.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 864 (4.06%) Microsoft Office
3 496 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 425 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
5 412 (1.94%) MS Visio
6 131 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 121 (0.57%) Photoshop
8 74 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
9 61 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 48 (0.23%) InVision
11 29 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
12 18 (0.085%) SPSS
13 14 (0.066%) Adobe After Effects
14 11 (0.052%) InDesign
15 10 (0.047%) Chatbot
16 6 (0.028%) InfoPath
16 6 (0.028%) Open Workbench
17 4 (0.019%) Adobe Premiere
17 4 (0.019%) EngageOne
17 4 (0.019%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 234 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 222 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
3 206 (0.97%) SAP FI
4 183 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
4 183 (0.86%) SAP CO
5 177 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
6 175 (0.82%) SAP FI/CO
7 145 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
8 118 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
9 110 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
10 85 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
11 83 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
12 81 (0.38%) Markit EDM
13 80 (0.38%) ION MarketView
13 80 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
14 66 (0.31%) Temenos T24
15 65 (0.31%) SAP ERP
16 59 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
17 56 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
18 51 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 896 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
2 680 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 345 (1.62%) Office 365
4 190 (0.89%) PaaS
5 182 (0.86%) SaaS
6 129 (0.61%) GitHub
6 129 (0.61%) IaaS
7 113 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
8 107 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
9 92 (0.43%) OpenShift
10 71 (0.33%) npm
11 70 (0.33%) Serverless
12 66 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
13 58 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
14 56 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
15 45 (0.21%) Amazon S3
15 45 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
16 37 (0.17%) Google Analytics
17 26 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
18 23 (0.11%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 430 (2.02%) Firewall
2 269 (1.26%) Internet
3 248 (1.17%) TCP/IP
4 240 (1.13%) LAN
5 228 (1.07%) WAN
6 226 (1.06%) SAN
7 203 (0.95%) DNS
8 166 (0.78%) VPN
9 161 (0.76%) Network Security
10 156 (0.73%) SMS
11 140 (0.66%) Wireless
12 125 (0.59%) LDAP
13 109 (0.51%) Skype
14 106 (0.50%) SSL
15 93 (0.44%) HTTP
16 91 (0.43%) DHCP
16 91 (0.43%) NAS
17 86 (0.40%) BGP
18 76 (0.36%) VoIP
19 74 (0.35%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1443 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 678 (3.19%) Big Data
3 653 (3.07%) Relational Database
4 637 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
5 465 (2.19%) Hadoop
6 447 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 383 (1.80%) MongoDB
8 352 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 349 (1.64%) NoSQL
10 286 (1.34%) MySQL
11 284 (1.33%) Oracle Database
12 236 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
13 233 (1.09%) RDBMS
14 221 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 204 (0.96%) Blockchain
16 188 (0.88%) DB2
17 173 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
18 169 (0.79%) Power BI
19 157 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
20 152 (0.71%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 933 (4.38%) Git (software)
2 818 (3.84%) JIRA
3 816 (3.83%) Jenkins
4 490 (2.30%) Maven
5 290 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 280 (1.32%) Subversion
7 266 (1.25%) TeamCity
8 257 (1.21%) Selenium
9 248 (1.17%) Cucumber
10 205 (0.96%) JUnit
11 203 (0.95%) Visual Studio
12 143 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
13 123 (0.58%) Mockito
14 121 (0.57%) Grunt
15 119 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 114 (0.54%) Gradle
17 113 (0.53%) Bitbucket
18 112 (0.53%) NUnit
19 100 (0.47%) SoapUI
20 94 (0.44%) Eclipse
General
1 5492 (25.81%) Banking
2 1402 (6.59%) Investment Banking
2 1402 (6.59%) Marketing
3 1282 (6.02%) Retail
4 1232 (5.79%) Front Office
5 1189 (5.59%) Telecoms
6 1050 (4.93%) Manufacturing
7 810 (3.81%) Electronics
8 765 (3.60%) Financial Institution
9 659 (3.10%) Legal
10 392 (1.84%) Retail Banking
11 307 (1.44%) Back Office
12 256 (1.20%) Law
13 229 (1.08%) Advertising
14 185 (0.87%) Billing
15 165 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
16 151 (0.71%) General Ledger
17 132 (0.62%) Publishing
18 97 (0.46%) Games
19 88 (0.41%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5290 (24.86%) Developer
2 4529 (21.28%) Analyst
3 2190 (10.29%) Project Manager
4 2092 (9.83%) Business Analyst
5 1508 (7.09%) Java Developer
6 1311 (6.16%) Architect
7 1270 (5.97%) Consultant
8 921 (4.33%) Senior Developer
9 657 (3.09%) C# Developer
10 611 (2.87%) Financial Analyst
11 467 (2.19%) .NET Developer
12 464 (2.18%) Solutions Architect
13 454 (2.13%) IT Manager
14 438 (2.06%) SQL Developer
15 436 (2.05%) Senior Java Developer
16 416 (1.95%) Data Analyst
17 395 (1.86%) Test Analyst
18 363 (1.71%) Designer
19 354 (1.66%) DevOps Engineer
20 351 (1.65%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1404 (6.60%) HTML
2 1298 (6.10%) .NET
3 1108 (5.21%) CSS
4 998 (4.69%) AngularJS
5 933 (4.38%) Web Services
6 787 (3.70%) Spring
7 768 (3.61%) HTML5
8 755 (3.55%) XML
9 709 (3.33%) REST
10 633 (2.97%) JSON
11 533 (2.50%) Node.js
12 501 (2.35%) Middleware
13 485 (2.28%) RESTful
14 464 (2.18%) jQuery
14 464 (2.18%) SOAP
15 460 (2.16%) React
16 445 (2.09%) ASP.NET
17 387 (1.82%) CSS3
18 308 (1.45%) J2EE
19 302 (1.42%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1924 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
2 681 (3.20%) User Experience
3 655 (3.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 625 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
5 605 (2.84%) Management Information System
6 571 (2.68%) Derivative
7 512 (2.41%) Computer Science
8 499 (2.35%) Fixed Income
9 450 (2.11%) Fintech
10 449 (2.11%) Data Centre
11 445 (2.09%) Equities
12 341 (1.60%) Virtual Team
13 289 (1.36%) Mobile App
14 269 (1.26%) Data Structures
15 264 (1.24%) Credit Risk
16 233 (1.09%) Market Risk
17 207 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
18 171 (0.80%) Hedge funds
19 118 (0.55%) NHS
20 116 (0.55%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1643 (7.72%) Linux
2 1636 (7.69%) Windows
3 1228 (5.77%) Unix
4 429 (2.02%) Windows Server
5 283 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 230 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 221 (1.04%) Apple iOS
7 221 (1.04%) Windows 7
8 200 (0.94%) Android
9 194 (0.91%) Windows 10
10 167 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
11 163 (0.77%) Solaris
12 98 (0.46%) AIX
13 52 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
14 44 (0.21%) zOS
15 41 (0.19%) CentOS
16 36 (0.17%) Mac OS X
16 36 (0.17%) Windows 8
17 32 (0.15%) Windows XP
18 28 (0.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5533 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2511 (11.80%) Project Management
3 2468 (11.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 1768 (8.31%) Business Intelligence
5 1597 (7.51%) Scrum
6 1447 (6.80%) TDD
7 1443 (6.78%) Migration
8 1315 (6.18%) Programme Management
9 1249 (5.87%) Change Management
10 1202 (5.65%) Business Analysis
11 1174 (5.52%) DevOps
12 1083 (5.09%) Analytics
13 1027 (4.83%) SDLC
14 1021 (4.80%) PRINCE2
15 983 (4.62%) Test Automation
16 948 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
17 909 (4.27%) ITIL
18 894 (4.20%) Risk Management
19 856 (4.02%) Digital Marketing
20 826 (3.88%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 3175 (14.92%) SQL
2 3153 (14.82%) Java
3 1783 (8.38%) JavaScript
4 1566 (7.36%) C#
5 1284 (6.03%) Python
6 560 (2.63%) C++
7 434 (2.04%) Perl
8 433 (2.03%) PowerShell
9 348 (1.64%) VBA
10 333 (1.56%) T-SQL
11 327 (1.54%) Shell Script
12 288 (1.35%) PL/SQL
13 284 (1.33%) Ruby
14 258 (1.21%) Scala
15 257 (1.21%) Bash Shell
16 246 (1.16%) C
17 180 (0.85%) TypeScript
18 177 (0.83%) R
19 167 (0.78%) PHP
20 142 (0.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1398 (6.57%) Degree
2 766 (3.60%) Security Cleared
3 545 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 244 (1.15%) CISSP
5 242 (1.14%) PMI Certification
6 227 (1.07%) PMP
7 221 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
8 209 (0.98%) ISEB
9 187 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
10 156 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 155 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
12 150 (0.70%) CISM
13 131 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
13 131 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 130 (0.61%) CCNP
15 125 (0.59%) DV Cleared
16 111 (0.52%) ISTQB
17 87 (0.41%) CIMA
17 87 (0.41%) MCSE
18 86 (0.40%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 773 (3.63%) PMO
2 733 (3.44%) QA
3 489 (2.30%) MiFID
4 471 (2.21%) GDPR
5 283 (1.33%) Data Quality
6 249 (1.17%) SLA
7 159 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 141 (0.66%) PCI DSS
9 113 (0.53%) EMIR
10 87 (0.41%) IFRS
11 77 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 52 (0.24%) PSD2
13 50 (0.23%) COBIT
14 49 (0.23%) IFRS 9
15 47 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
16 42 (0.20%) Solvency II
17 38 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
18 34 (0.16%) SEPA
19 29 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
20 27 (0.13%) GAAP
System Software
1 685 (3.22%) Active Directory
2 448 (2.11%) Docker
3 252 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 93 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
5 82 (0.39%) HDFS
6 73 (0.34%) Hyper-V
7 65 (0.31%) vSphere
8 55 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
9 51 (0.24%) XenApp
10 47 (0.22%) XenDesktop
11 45 (0.21%) Apache Flume
12 43 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
13 41 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
14 36 (0.17%) NFS
15 32 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 31 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 30 (0.14%) Veritas File System
18 28 (0.13%) Time Sharing Option
19 26 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
20 23 (0.11%) RACF
Systems Management
1 493 (2.32%) Ansible
2 438 (2.06%) Puppet
3 318 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
4 217 (1.02%) SCCM
5 158 (0.74%) Kubernetes
6 155 (0.73%) Terraform
7 117 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
8 77 (0.36%) NetBackup
9 50 (0.23%) Nagios
10 45 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
11 44 (0.21%) Kibana
12 42 (0.20%) SCOM
13 40 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
14 39 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 37 (0.17%) Control-M
15 37 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
16 35 (0.16%) Packer
16 35 (0.16%) Tivoli
17 34 (0.16%) logstash
17 34 (0.16%) MOM
Vendors
1 2159 (10.15%) Microsoft
2 2009 (9.44%) Oracle
3 1802 (8.47%) SAP
4 466 (2.19%) Cisco
5 464 (2.18%) IBM
6 462 (2.17%) VMware
7 324 (1.52%) Citrix
8 303 (1.42%) Red Hat
9 298 (1.40%) Sybase
10 284 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
11 272 (1.28%) HP
12 222 (1.04%) Adobe
13 210 (0.99%) Tableau
14 204 (0.96%) Bloomberg
15 188 (0.88%) Google
16 183 (0.86%) TIBCO
17 181 (0.85%) ServiceNow
18 171 (0.80%) Splunk
19 165 (0.78%) CheckPoint
20 148 (0.70%) Symantec