Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 9,753 18,517 20,439
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 16.10% 19.13% 20.25%
As % of the General category 43.07% 48.00% 48.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,680 13,080 14,224
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £308
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 191 220
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.96 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.22% +12.18% -25.83%
10th Percentile £13.87 £13.50 £12.33
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.86 £24.96 £24.50
% change year-on-year +19.61% +1.88% -10.91%

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 22,647 38,576 41,822
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.39% 39.85% 41.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,236 25,310 27,372
Median daily rate £476 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £281
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +0.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 817 1,022 1,092
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.65 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.38% +3.42% +2.36%
10th Percentile £12.98 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £51.85 £50.00 £48.15
Median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £21.21
% change year-on-year - +3.75% +6.03%

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 9 April 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 9 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Finance in the UK

Finance
Top 19 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 9 April 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 8,765 £500 - 2,081
London 0 5,448 £525 - 1,009
UK excluding London -5 4,058 £450 - 1,210
South East -5 977 £488 +2.63% 270
North of England -5 826 £445 +4.59% 354
Scotland -2 619 £450 +3.45% 82
South West -4 602 £500 +5.26% 134
Midlands 0 513 £450 +2.86% 227
North West -6 413 £450 +5.88% 232
East of England -2 337 £425 -15.00% 92
Yorkshire -4 324 £425 - 94
West Midlands +2 311 £430 -4.44% 142
Work from Home -1 272 £475 -5.00% 220
East Midlands 0 192 £475 +18.75% 84
Wales +2 117 £450 -5.26% 37
North East +22 88 £450 +16.13% 28
Northern Ireland -1 66 £363 -5.23% 14
Channel Islands +3 7 - - 5
Isle of Man 0 1 - -

For the 6 months to 9 April 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 2,741 (28.10%) Agile Software Development
2 1,578 (16.18%) SQL
3 1,413 (14.49%) Banking
4 1,381 (14.16%) Java
5 1,151 (11.80%) Azure
6 1,128 (11.57%) Microsoft
7 1,081 (11.08%) AWS
8 1,039 (10.65%) Business Intelligence
9 1,013 (10.39%) DevOps
10 986 (10.11%) Python
11 985 (10.10%) Project Management
12 959 (9.83%) Oracle
13 920 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
14 899 (9.22%) SAP
15 889 (9.12%) JavaScript
15 889 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
16 863 (8.85%) Migration
17 801 (8.21%) Problem-Solving
18 777 (7.97%) C#
19 736 (7.55%) .NET
20 720 (7.38%) Windows
21 718 (7.36%) SQL Server
22 716 (7.34%) Analytics
23 674 (6.91%) Public Sector
24 654 (6.71%) Scrum
25 605 (6.20%) Degree
26 595 (6.10%) Change Management
27 594 (6.09%) Front Office
28 591 (6.06%) ERP
29 569 (5.83%) Programme Management

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
1 243 (2.49%) SharePoint
2 186 (1.91%) Confluence
3 136 (1.39%) Apache Spark
4 83 (0.85%) Apache
5 78 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
6 76 (0.78%) SAS
7 69 (0.71%) IIS
8 63 (0.65%) CMS
9 57 (0.58%) MS Exchange
9 57 (0.58%) Skype for Business
10 52 (0.53%) WebSphere
11 51 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 41 (0.42%) WebLogic
13 38 (0.39%) Tomcat
14 34 (0.35%) Mule
15 33 (0.34%) Red Hat Fuse
16 26 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
17 24 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
18 22 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
19 18 (0.18%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 533 (5.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 370 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
3 199 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 126 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
5 104 (1.07%) MS Visio
6 48 (0.49%) Sketch
7 39 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
8 28 (0.29%) InVision
9 26 (0.27%) Photoshop
10 19 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
11 13 (0.13%) Open Workbench
12 8 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 8 (0.082%) Chatbot
13 5 (0.051%) Acrobat
13 5 (0.051%) Figma
13 5 (0.051%) InDesign
13 5 (0.051%) InfoPath
13 5 (0.051%) SPSS
13 5 (0.051%) Zeplin
14 4 (0.041%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 136 (1.39%) SAP S/4HANA
2 124 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
3 115 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
4 104 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
5 83 (0.85%) Oracle Receivables
6 80 (0.82%) NetSuite
7 79 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
8 73 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
9 70 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
10 57 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
11 53 (0.54%) SAP ERP
12 51 (0.52%) SAP FI
13 45 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
13 45 (0.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 43 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
15 42 (0.43%) SAP CO
15 42 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 41 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
16 41 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
17 38 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1,151 (11.80%) Azure
2 1,081 (11.08%) AWS
3 364 (3.73%) GCP
4 357 (3.66%) Power Platform
5 308 (3.16%) Office 365
6 243 (2.49%) Dynamics 365
7 205 (2.10%) Serverless
8 182 (1.87%) OpenShift
9 179 (1.84%) SaaS
10 155 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
11 146 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
12 137 (1.40%) Amazon S3
13 135 (1.38%) PaaS
14 124 (1.27%) GitHub
15 110 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
16 106 (1.09%) Amazon ECS
17 98 (1.00%) IaaS
18 86 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
19 53 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
20 47 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 252 (2.58%) Firewall
2 117 (1.20%) DNS
3 110 (1.13%) WAN
4 107 (1.10%) LAN
5 100 (1.03%) TCP/IP
6 86 (0.88%) Network Security
7 85 (0.87%) VPN
8 80 (0.82%) Skype
9 67 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
10 63 (0.65%) Internet
11 60 (0.62%) DHCP
12 55 (0.56%) HTTP
13 49 (0.50%) SAN
14 47 (0.48%) MPLS
15 41 (0.42%) Wireless
16 39 (0.40%) BGP
17 38 (0.39%) OSPF
18 37 (0.38%) Intranet
18 37 (0.38%) NetScaler
19 36 (0.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 718 (7.36%) SQL Server
2 341 (3.50%) Power BI
3 334 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
4 259 (2.66%) Big Data
5 251 (2.57%) Relational Database
6 245 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 235 (2.41%) NoSQL
8 202 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 166 (1.70%) MongoDB
10 156 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 147 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
11 147 (1.51%) MySQL
11 147 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
12 140 (1.44%) Hadoop
13 121 (1.24%) Oracle Database
14 116 (1.19%) RDBMS
15 112 (1.15%) Redis
16 97 (0.99%) Data Lake
17 96 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
18 86 (0.88%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 482 (4.94%) JIRA
2 457 (4.69%) Jenkins
3 407 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 150 (1.54%) Selenium
5 128 (1.31%) Maven
6 116 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 112 (1.15%) Cucumber
8 96 (0.98%) TeamCity
9 89 (0.91%) Artifactory
9 89 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
10 86 (0.88%) Visual Studio
11 82 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
12 79 (0.81%) Bitbucket
13 78 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
14 73 (0.75%) JUnit
14 73 (0.75%) RStudio
15 58 (0.59%) GitLab
16 55 (0.56%) webpack
17 47 (0.48%) SoapUI
18 46 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 1,413 (14.49%) Banking
2 674 (6.91%) Public Sector
3 594 (6.09%) Front Office
4 549 (5.63%) Telecoms
5 543 (5.57%) Marketing
6 516 (5.29%) Manufacturing
7 355 (3.64%) Electronics
8 318 (3.26%) Investment Banking
9 276 (2.83%) Retail
10 272 (2.79%) Legal
11 223 (2.29%) Financial Institution
12 136 (1.39%) Back Office
13 112 (1.15%) General Ledger
14 109 (1.12%) Law
15 100 (1.03%) Billing
16 91 (0.93%) Retail Banking
17 59 (0.60%) Advertising
18 47 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
19 45 (0.46%) Publishing
20 41 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2,342 (24.01%) Developer
2 1,541 (15.80%) Analyst
3 816 (8.37%) Project Manager
4 730 (7.48%) Architect
5 644 (6.60%) Consultant
6 596 (6.11%) Business Analyst
7 524 (5.37%) Java Developer
8 352 (3.61%) Senior Developer
9 275 (2.82%) C# Developer
10 251 (2.57%) .NET Developer
11 250 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
12 248 (2.54%) DevOps Engineer
13 242 (2.48%) Python Developer
14 219 (2.25%) SQL Developer
15 207 (2.12%) AWS Engineer
16 206 (2.11%) Data Analyst
17 201 (2.06%) Financial Analyst
17 201 (2.06%) Programme Manager
18 193 (1.98%) React Developer
19 179 (1.84%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 736 (7.55%) .NET
2 563 (5.77%) Web Services
3 528 (5.41%) React
4 484 (4.96%) AngularJS
5 440 (4.51%) HTML
6 424 (4.35%) CSS
7 292 (2.99%) Node.js
8 291 (2.98%) Spring
9 253 (2.59%) REST
10 235 (2.41%) XML
11 227 (2.33%) ASP.NET
12 216 (2.21%) RESTful
13 174 (1.78%) Kafka
14 165 (1.69%) Spring Boot
15 159 (1.63%) J2EE
16 153 (1.57%) Middleware
17 149 (1.53%) .NET Core
18 148 (1.52%) JSON
19 144 (1.48%) SOAP
20 138 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 920 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 382 (3.92%) User Experience
3 359 (3.68%) Fixed Income
4 351 (3.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 335 (3.43%) Greenfield Project
6 316 (3.24%) Derivative
7 305 (3.13%) Management Information System
8 277 (2.84%) Equities
9 253 (2.59%) Hedge funds
10 221 (2.27%) Data Centre
11 182 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
12 151 (1.55%) Data Structures
13 111 (1.14%) Mobile App
14 108 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
15 105 (1.08%) Algorithms
16 92 (0.94%) Virtual Team
17 86 (0.88%) Public Cloud
18 85 (0.87%) Credit Risk
19 71 (0.73%) Reference Data
20 65 (0.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 720 (7.38%) Windows
2 480 (4.92%) Linux
3 270 (2.77%) Windows 10
4 258 (2.65%) Unix
5 181 (1.86%) Windows Server
6 169 (1.73%) Windows 7
7 119 (1.22%) Android
8 105 (1.08%) Apple iOS
9 91 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 87 (0.89%) Windows Server 2016
11 71 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
12 61 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 31 (0.32%) Solaris
14 19 (0.19%) Amazon Linux
15 17 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
16 13 (0.13%) VMS
17 12 (0.12%) Windows 8
18 11 (0.11%) Mac OS X
18 11 (0.11%) Ubuntu
19 10 (0.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,741 (28.10%) Agile Software Development
2 1,039 (10.65%) Business Intelligence
3 1,013 (10.39%) DevOps
4 985 (10.10%) Project Management
5 889 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 863 (8.85%) Migration
7 801 (8.21%) Problem-Solving
8 716 (7.34%) Analytics
9 654 (6.71%) Scrum
10 595 (6.10%) Change Management
11 591 (6.06%) ERP
12 569 (5.83%) Programme Management
13 562 (5.76%) Project Delivery
13 562 (5.76%) Software Engineering
14 561 (5.75%) Microservices
15 506 (5.19%) TDD
15 506 (5.19%) Test Automation
16 499 (5.12%) Asset Management
17 431 (4.42%) Risk Management
18 404 (4.14%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1,578 (16.18%) SQL
2 1,381 (14.16%) Java
3 986 (10.11%) Python
4 889 (9.12%) JavaScript
5 777 (7.97%) C#
6 287 (2.94%) PowerShell
7 198 (2.03%) R
8 179 (1.84%) C++
9 175 (1.79%) C
10 163 (1.67%) Java 8
11 151 (1.55%) TypeScript
12 148 (1.52%) T-SQL
13 143 (1.47%) VBA
14 122 (1.25%) Scala
15 105 (1.08%) PL/SQL
16 101 (1.04%) Kotlin
17 88 (0.90%) Bash Shell
18 78 (0.80%) Shell Script
19 68 (0.70%) Go
20 65 (0.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 605 (6.20%) Degree
2 465 (4.77%) Security Cleared
3 331 (3.39%) SC Cleared
4 121 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
5 103 (1.06%) CISSP
6 100 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
7 98 (1.00%) DV Cleared
8 91 (0.93%) PMI Certification
9 84 (0.86%) CCNP
9 84 (0.86%) PMP
10 72 (0.74%) CISM
11 60 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
12 59 (0.60%) ACCA
13 56 (0.57%) CIMA
13 56 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
14 49 (0.50%) ISEB
15 48 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
16 45 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 42 (0.43%) ISTQB
18 41 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 355 (3.64%) QA
2 262 (2.69%) PMO
3 137 (1.40%) GDPR
4 136 (1.39%) SLA
5 133 (1.36%) Data Quality
6 86 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 67 (0.69%) IFRS
8 39 (0.40%) NIST
8 39 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 36 (0.37%) Solvency II
10 34 (0.35%) PCI DSS
11 29 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 26 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
13 24 (0.25%) RMADS
14 22 (0.23%) PSD2
15 21 (0.22%) MiFID
16 20 (0.21%) COBIT
17 19 (0.19%) Basel III
18 18 (0.18%) NCSC
19 14 (0.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 478 (4.90%) Docker
2 347 (3.56%) Active Directory
3 122 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 57 (0.58%) XenApp
5 44 (0.45%) vSphere
5 44 (0.45%) XenDesktop
6 37 (0.38%) HDFS
6 37 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
7 33 (0.34%) Hyper-V
7 33 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
8 30 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
9 23 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 23 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 21 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
11 13 (0.13%) VMware NSX
12 11 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (0.092%) VMware Server
14 8 (0.082%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 6 (0.062%) RACF
16 5 (0.051%) NFS
Systems Management
1 433 (4.44%) Kubernetes
2 358 (3.67%) Terraform
3 299 (3.07%) Ansible
4 144 (1.48%) Puppet
5 102 (1.05%) SCCM
6 90 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
7 42 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
8 40 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
9 23 (0.24%) Prometheus
10 22 (0.23%) Grafana
11 21 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
12 19 (0.19%) AirWatch
12 19 (0.19%) SCOM
12 19 (0.19%) WSUS
13 18 (0.18%) vRealize
14 17 (0.17%) Nagios
15 16 (0.16%) Data Guard
15 16 (0.16%) Kibana
16 15 (0.15%) Cacti
16 15 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 1,128 (11.57%) Microsoft
2 959 (9.83%) Oracle
3 899 (9.22%) SAP
4 240 (2.46%) Google
5 232 (2.38%) Cisco
6 219 (2.25%) VMware
7 191 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
8 173 (1.77%) Citrix
9 162 (1.66%) Tableau
10 112 (1.15%) IBM
11 98 (1.00%) Splunk
12 91 (0.93%) Adobe
13 85 (0.87%) Red Hat
14 79 (0.81%) MuleSoft
15 75 (0.77%) ServiceNow
16 73 (0.75%) Cognos
17 70 (0.72%) Bloomberg
18 69 (0.71%) Sybase
19 61 (0.63%) Hyperion
20 58 (0.59%) Informatica