Period
to

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 July 2022 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 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 18,769 12,357 7,172
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 21.10% 18.78% 17.44%
As % of the General category 36.83% 35.48% 33.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,378 8,677 5,098
10th Percentile £394 £350 £325
25th Percentile £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £688 £640 £619
90th Percentile £775 £722 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £451
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.22% +0.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 180 83
10th Percentile £14.25 £11.13 £11.22
25th Percentile £23.91 £12.30 £16.00
Median hourly rate £37.43 £18.56 £23.50
Median % change year-on-year +101.70% -21.03% +18.30%
75th Percentile £49.57 £33.00 £42.22
90th Percentile £68.61 £62.33 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £15.86 £22.45
% change year-on-year +104.92% -29.34% +15.10%

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 50,966 34,832 21,288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 57.29% 52.95% 51.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 35,444 23,323 13,917
10th Percentile £325 £300 £263
25th Percentile £438 £400 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £445 £438
% change year-on-year +9.55% +1.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,396 1,230 825
10th Percentile £12.85 £12.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% +5.00% +2.56%
75th Percentile £47.50 £43.00 £40.69
90th Percentile £60.75 £56.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £19.40
% change year-on-year +8.11% -4.64% +7.30%

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 July 2022.

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 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England +1 15,795 £575 +8.18% 2,515
London +1 11,124 £600 +9.09% 1,364
Work from Home +1 8,726 £565 +7.62% 934
UK excluding London +2 4,808 £500 +11.11% 1,291
South East +4 1,302 £525 +10.53% 308
North of England 0 1,090 £500 +6.95% 320
Scotland +1 708 £500 +15.61% 105
Midlands +1 687 £500 +14.29% 242
South West +1 549 £525 +8.25% 169
North West 0 545 £515 +14.44% 173
West Midlands +4 535 £519 +19.94% 166
Yorkshire 0 515 £500 +5.26% 116
East of England +3 297 £500 +11.11% 86
East Midlands -9 149 £485 +10.67% 75
Wales +7 131 £500 +5.26% 45
Northern Ireland -1 60 £475 +10.21% 14
North East -3 31 £613 +48.04% 31
Channel Islands 0 7 - - 2
Isle of Man - 4 £350 -

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 5,716 (30.45%) Agile
2 4,721 (25.15%) Social Skills
3 3,596 (19.16%) Banking
4 2,991 (15.94%) Azure
5 2,652 (14.13%) SQL
6 2,589 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 2,361 (12.58%) Project Management
8 2,219 (11.82%) DevOps
9 2,159 (11.50%) Python
10 2,147 (11.44%) AWS
11 2,101 (11.19%) Microsoft
12 1,968 (10.49%) Java
13 1,788 (9.53%) Analytical Skills
14 1,763 (9.39%) Problem-Solving
15 1,718 (9.15%) Change Management
16 1,673 (8.91%) Migration
17 1,650 (8.79%) Analytics
18 1,626 (8.66%) CI/CD
19 1,525 (8.13%) Oracle
20 1,471 (7.84%) Scrum
21 1,408 (7.50%) Project Delivery
22 1,352 (7.20%) SAP
23 1,274 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
24 1,258 (6.70%) JavaScript
25 1,156 (6.16%) C#
26 1,155 (6.15%) Public Sector
27 1,125 (5.99%) Front Office
28 1,119 (5.96%) Windows
29 1,103 (5.88%) JIRA
30 1,096 (5.84%) Microservices

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
1 501 (2.67%) Confluence
2 441 (2.35%) SharePoint
3 257 (1.37%) Apache Spark
4 189 (1.01%) Apache
5 95 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
6 85 (0.45%) SAS
7 82 (0.44%) IIS
8 71 (0.38%) WebSphere
9 65 (0.35%) CMS
10 60 (0.32%) MS Exchange
11 56 (0.30%) Tomcat
12 41 (0.22%) JBoss
13 37 (0.20%) Mule
14 33 (0.18%) OpenStack
15 31 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 31 (0.17%) WebLogic
16 27 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
17 26 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
18 22 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 22 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 838 (4.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 574 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
3 452 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 351 (1.87%) Microsoft Project
5 231 (1.23%) MS Visio
6 79 (0.42%) Sketch
7 57 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 49 (0.26%) InVision
9 25 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 23 (0.12%) Adobe XD
10 23 (0.12%) Zeplin
11 21 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
12 20 (0.11%) Photoshop
13 18 (0.096%) Chatbot
14 11 (0.059%) UserZoom
15 9 (0.048%) Oracle Smart View
16 6 (0.032%) AutoCAD
16 6 (0.032%) InDesign
16 6 (0.032%) InfoPath
16 6 (0.032%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 270 (1.44%) SAP S/4HANA
2 125 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 125 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
3 120 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
4 114 (0.61%) SAP FI
5 106 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
6 98 (0.52%) NetSuite
7 95 (0.51%) SAP CO
8 92 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
8 92 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
9 91 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
10 78 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
10 78 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 66 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
12 60 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
13 58 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
14 55 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
15 53 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
16 47 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
17 34 (0.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2,991 (15.94%) Azure
2 2,147 (11.44%) AWS
3 1,042 (5.55%) GCP
4 651 (3.47%) Power Platform
5 552 (2.94%) Microsoft 365
6 516 (2.75%) Azure DevOps
7 510 (2.72%) SaaS
8 397 (2.12%) Serverless
9 336 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
10 333 (1.77%) PaaS
11 311 (1.66%) GitHub
12 253 (1.35%) IaaS
13 238 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
14 200 (1.07%) Amazon S3
15 188 (1.00%) OpenShift
16 165 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
17 156 (0.83%) Azure Data Factory
18 152 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
19 135 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
20 126 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 440 (2.34%) Firewall
2 256 (1.36%) DNS
3 219 (1.17%) Network Security
4 164 (0.87%) TCP/IP
5 151 (0.80%) WAN
6 125 (0.67%) LAN
7 120 (0.64%) SAN
8 112 (0.60%) VPN
9 111 (0.59%) DHCP
9 111 (0.59%) Internet
10 74 (0.39%) SSL
11 73 (0.39%) HTTP
12 67 (0.36%) SD-WAN
13 66 (0.35%) Wireless
14 58 (0.31%) BGP
15 55 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
16 53 (0.28%) MPLS
17 51 (0.27%) Multicast
18 43 (0.23%) NAS
19 40 (0.21%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 879 (4.68%) SQL Server
2 581 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
3 551 (2.94%) Power BI
4 398 (2.12%) Relational Database
5 355 (1.89%) Big Data
6 302 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
7 295 (1.57%) NoSQL
8 234 (1.25%) Data Lake
8 234 (1.25%) MongoDB
9 212 (1.13%) Tableau
10 199 (1.06%) Oracle Database
11 197 (1.05%) Hadoop
12 192 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 180 (0.96%) MySQL
14 156 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 142 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
16 135 (0.72%) RDBMS
17 124 (0.66%) Metadata
18 100 (0.53%) BigQuery
18 100 (0.53%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1,103 (5.88%) JIRA
2 742 (3.95%) Jenkins
3 738 (3.93%) Git (software)
4 292 (1.56%) GitLab
5 233 (1.24%) Maven
6 218 (1.16%) Selenium
7 211 (1.12%) TeamCity
8 153 (0.82%) Cucumber
9 146 (0.78%) Bitbucket
10 130 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
11 117 (0.62%) Visual Studio
12 115 (0.61%) Cypress.io
13 108 (0.58%) Gradle
14 101 (0.54%) Postman
15 96 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
16 87 (0.46%) JUnit
17 76 (0.40%) JMeter
18 75 (0.40%) Artifactory
18 75 (0.40%) Subversion
19 66 (0.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 4,721 (25.15%) Social Skills
2 3,596 (19.16%) Banking
3 1,788 (9.53%) Analytical Skills
4 1,155 (6.15%) Public Sector
5 1,125 (5.99%) Front Office
6 837 (4.46%) Investment Banking
7 801 (4.27%) Marketing
8 772 (4.11%) Presentation Skills
9 740 (3.94%) Telecoms
10 722 (3.85%) Legal
11 662 (3.53%) Manufacturing
12 652 (3.47%) Retail
13 585 (3.12%) Financial Institution
14 470 (2.50%) Electronics
14 470 (2.50%) Influencing Skills
15 274 (1.46%) Organisational Skills
16 259 (1.38%) Back Office
17 248 (1.32%) Retail Banking
18 196 (1.04%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 193 (1.03%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 3,211 (17.11%) Developer
2 3,113 (16.59%) Analyst
3 2,407 (12.82%) Project Manager
4 1,865 (9.94%) Architect
5 1,638 (8.73%) Business Analyst
6 955 (5.09%) Consultant
7 813 (4.33%) Java Developer
8 746 (3.97%) Solutions Architect
9 558 (2.97%) Financial Analyst
10 495 (2.64%) Python Developer
11 490 (2.61%) Senior Developer
12 473 (2.52%) DevOps Engineer
13 469 (2.50%) IT Manager
14 459 (2.45%) Software Engineer
15 405 (2.16%) Senior Manager
16 400 (2.13%) Programme Manager
17 396 (2.11%) AWS Engineer
18 388 (2.07%) .NET Developer
19 372 (1.98%) Data Analyst
20 364 (1.94%) Finance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,064 (5.67%) .NET
2 938 (5.00%) React
3 558 (2.97%) HTML
4 553 (2.95%) Kafka
5 515 (2.74%) AngularJS
6 504 (2.69%) REST
7 487 (2.59%) Spring
8 485 (2.58%) CSS
9 387 (2.06%) Spring Boot
10 345 (1.84%) Node.js
11 332 (1.77%) .NET Core
12 325 (1.73%) RESTful
13 287 (1.53%) Web Services
14 276 (1.47%) JSON
15 268 (1.43%) ASP.NET
16 266 (1.42%) XML
17 240 (1.28%) .NET Framework
18 204 (1.09%) Middleware
19 197 (1.05%) Pandas
20 178 (0.95%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 640 (3.41%) User Experience
2 573 (3.05%) Derivative
3 519 (2.77%) Hedge funds
4 499 (2.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 498 (2.65%) Management Information System
6 490 (2.61%) Data Centre
7 489 (2.61%) Equities
8 460 (2.45%) Fixed Income
9 370 (1.97%) Data Protection Act
10 355 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
11 348 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
12 325 (1.73%) Public Cloud
13 259 (1.38%) Virtual Team
14 245 (1.31%) Legacy Systems
15 240 (1.28%) Data Structures
16 220 (1.17%) Cloud Native
17 216 (1.15%) Renewable Energy
18 212 (1.13%) Mobile App
19 177 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
20 173 (0.92%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1,119 (5.96%) Windows
2 953 (5.08%) Linux
3 507 (2.70%) Unix
4 247 (1.32%) Windows Server
5 213 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 179 (0.95%) Windows 10
7 107 (0.57%) Android
8 98 (0.52%) Apple iOS
9 70 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
10 59 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
11 58 (0.31%) Windows 7
12 47 (0.25%) VMS
13 38 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
14 37 (0.20%) Solaris
15 36 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
16 32 (0.17%) AIX
17 27 (0.14%) CentOS
18 16 (0.085%) HPUX
18 16 (0.085%) Mac OS
19 14 (0.075%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,716 (30.45%) Agile
2 2,589 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 2,361 (12.58%) Project Management
4 2,219 (11.82%) DevOps
5 1,763 (9.39%) Problem-Solving
6 1,718 (9.15%) Change Management
7 1,673 (8.91%) Migration
8 1,650 (8.79%) Analytics
9 1,626 (8.66%) CI/CD
10 1,471 (7.84%) Scrum
11 1,408 (7.50%) Project Delivery
12 1,274 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
13 1,096 (5.84%) Microservices
14 1,067 (5.68%) Software Engineering
15 1,051 (5.60%) Risk Management
16 977 (5.21%) Decision-Making
17 941 (5.01%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 904 (4.82%) Programme Management
19 888 (4.73%) Business Analysis
20 884 (4.71%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2,652 (14.13%) SQL
2 2,159 (11.50%) Python
3 1,968 (10.49%) Java
4 1,258 (6.70%) JavaScript
5 1,156 (6.16%) C#
6 621 (3.31%) TypeScript
7 473 (2.52%) PowerShell
8 320 (1.70%) C++
9 284 (1.51%) Bash
10 276 (1.47%) C
11 272 (1.45%) Scala
12 257 (1.37%) PL/SQL
13 225 (1.20%) Shell Script
14 202 (1.08%) T-SQL
15 175 (0.93%) Go
16 155 (0.83%) R
17 140 (0.75%) Perl
18 128 (0.68%) VBA
19 77 (0.41%) Groovy
19 77 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1,021 (5.44%) Degree
2 745 (3.97%) Security Cleared
3 594 (3.16%) SC Cleared
4 264 (1.41%) PMI Certification
5 246 (1.31%) PMP
6 203 (1.08%) CISSP
7 186 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
8 119 (0.63%) CISM
9 112 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
10 100 (0.53%) DV Cleared
11 91 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 90 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
13 89 (0.47%) ACCA
14 87 (0.46%) CIMA
15 83 (0.44%) APMP
15 83 (0.44%) CISA
15 83 (0.44%) Master's Degree
16 78 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 77 (0.41%) ISEB
18 74 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 769 (4.10%) PMO
2 679 (3.62%) QA
3 346 (1.84%) Data Quality
4 333 (1.77%) GDPR
5 229 (1.22%) SLA
6 214 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 191 (1.02%) NIST
8 123 (0.66%) Accessibility
9 114 (0.61%) IFRS
10 94 (0.50%) MiFID
11 85 (0.45%) PCI DSS
12 81 (0.43%) GRC
13 75 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 62 (0.33%) ISO 20022
15 60 (0.32%) IFRS 17
16 51 (0.27%) COBIT
17 45 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 42 (0.22%) EMIR
19 41 (0.22%) SEPA
20 36 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 891 (4.75%) Docker
2 482 (2.57%) Active Directory
3 308 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 108 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
5 81 (0.43%) vSphere
6 64 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
7 58 (0.31%) Hyper-V
7 58 (0.31%) XenApp
8 57 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
9 50 (0.27%) HDFS
10 47 (0.25%) XenDesktop
11 39 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
12 28 (0.15%) NFS
13 26 (0.14%) Firmware
14 22 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
14 22 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
15 17 (0.091%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 17 (0.091%) VMware NSX
16 16 (0.085%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 9 (0.048%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 959 (5.11%) Kubernetes
2 829 (4.42%) Terraform
3 534 (2.85%) Ansible
4 140 (0.75%) Puppet
5 139 (0.74%) SCCM
6 87 (0.46%) Grafana
6 87 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
7 73 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
8 71 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
9 58 (0.31%) Prometheus
10 53 (0.28%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 45 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
12 42 (0.22%) Kibana
13 39 (0.21%) Istio
14 37 (0.20%) vCenter Server
15 34 (0.18%) Data Guard
15 34 (0.18%) Packer
16 30 (0.16%) Kubeflow
16 30 (0.16%) SCOM
17 28 (0.15%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2,101 (11.19%) Microsoft
2 1,525 (8.13%) Oracle
3 1,352 (7.20%) SAP
4 494 (2.63%) Google
5 442 (2.35%) VMware
6 369 (1.97%) Cisco
7 348 (1.85%) ServiceNow
8 322 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
9 260 (1.39%) Databricks
10 257 (1.37%) Citrix
11 243 (1.29%) IBM
12 227 (1.21%) Splunk
13 190 (1.01%) Red Hat
14 140 (0.75%) Adobe
15 128 (0.68%) Bloomberg
15 128 (0.68%) Workday
16 110 (0.59%) Informatica
17 109 (0.58%) F5
18 99 (0.53%) HP
19 95 (0.51%) Atlassian