Period
to 13 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 13 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 21917 19673 24695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.21% 19.06% 21.94%
As % of the General category 53.71% 52.39% 55.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 15491 13725 16831
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 £631 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 254 320
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 £11.64 £10.00 £11.36
90th Percentile £47.83 £59.31 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -2.00% +16.28% +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 40806 37550 44744
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.49% 36.38% 39.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 26931 24904 28379
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 887 938 1205
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £24.41 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.56% -3.33% +14.77%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.32 £11.94
90th Percentile £48.52 £46.12 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% -3.85% +11.23%

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 13 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 13 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 13 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 19839 £475 +5.56% 2819
London 0 11989 £525 +5.00% 1613
UK excluding London 0 9654 £425 +1.80% 1352
South East +1 2686 £450 +5.88% 315
North of England 0 1934 £420 +1.20% 367
Scotland 0 1451 £410 -2.38% 139
Midlands 0 1203 £400 -5.88% 139
South West +1 1106 £400 - 172
North West 0 1002 £425 - 204
East of England +1 860 £425 - 200
Yorkshire 0 788 £425 +6.25% 141
West Midlands 0 631 £400 -5.88% 87
East Midlands 0 541 £400 -3.61% 52
Northern Ireland 0 315 £413 +14.58% 7
North East +11 157 £393 -7.65% 22
Wales -1 128 £400 - 12
Isle of Man - 13 £413 - 2

For the 6 months to 13 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 5870 (26.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5528 (25.22%) Banking
3 3318 (15.14%) Java
4 3185 (14.53%) SQL
5 2597 (11.85%) Project Management
6 2504 (11.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 2261 (10.32%) Microsoft
8 1991 (9.08%) Oracle
9 1984 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
10 1783 (8.14%) JavaScript
11 1741 (7.94%) Windows
12 1675 (7.64%) C#
13 1672 (7.63%) Linux
14 1660 (7.57%) Business Intelligence
15 1649 (7.52%) Scrum
16 1637 (7.47%) SAP
17 1508 (6.88%) SQL Server
18 1474 (6.73%) TDD
19 1465 (6.68%) Migration
20 1448 (6.61%) .NET
21 1438 (6.56%) Degree
22 1366 (6.23%) HTML
23 1339 (6.11%) Python
24 1311 (5.98%) Change Management
25 1297 (5.92%) Investment Banking
26 1295 (5.91%) Marketing
26 1295 (5.91%) DevOps
27 1260 (5.75%) Programme Management
28 1191 (5.43%) Microsoft Excel
29 1179 (5.38%) 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
1 435 (1.98%) SharePoint
2 346 (1.58%) Confluence
3 311 (1.42%) Apache Spark
4 270 (1.23%) Apache
4 270 (1.23%) SAS
5 256 (1.17%) Tomcat
6 254 (1.16%) WebSphere
7 251 (1.15%) CMS
8 186 (0.85%) JBoss
9 173 (0.79%) MS Exchange
10 162 (0.74%) IIS
11 155 (0.71%) WebLogic
12 141 (0.64%) OpenStack
12 141 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 118 (0.54%) Skype for Business
14 107 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
15 103 (0.47%) Mule
16 84 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 69 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
18 64 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1191 (5.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 883 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
3 522 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 438 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
5 384 (1.75%) MS Visio
6 135 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 125 (0.57%) Photoshop
8 74 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 73 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
10 72 (0.33%) InVision
11 34 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
12 18 (0.082%) SPSS
13 17 (0.078%) Adobe After Effects
14 14 (0.064%) 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
1 216 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 210 (0.96%) SAP FI
3 209 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
4 198 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
5 180 (0.82%) SAP CO
6 176 (0.80%) SAP FI/CO
7 150 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
8 136 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
9 129 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
10 128 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
11 93 (0.42%) Markit EDM
12 85 (0.39%) ION MarketView
13 83 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
14 77 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
15 76 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
16 74 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
17 68 (0.31%) Temenos T24
18 67 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
19 60 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
20 58 (0.26%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1027 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
2 795 (3.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 388 (1.77%) Office 365
4 213 (0.97%) SaaS
5 192 (0.88%) PaaS
6 172 (0.78%) GitHub
7 150 (0.68%) IaaS
8 130 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
9 113 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
10 90 (0.41%) OpenShift
11 84 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
12 79 (0.36%) npm
13 71 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
14 59 (0.27%) Serverless
15 54 (0.25%) Amazon S3
16 53 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
17 40 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
18 35 (0.16%) Google Analytics
19 32 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 26 (0.12%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 430 (1.96%) Firewall
2 296 (1.35%) Internet
3 250 (1.14%) TCP/IP
4 237 (1.08%) SAN
5 228 (1.04%) WAN
6 225 (1.03%) LAN
7 213 (0.97%) DNS
8 207 (0.94%) SMS
9 170 (0.78%) VPN
10 159 (0.73%) Network Security
11 134 (0.61%) Wireless
12 120 (0.55%) Skype
13 108 (0.49%) SSL
14 89 (0.41%) LDAP
15 87 (0.40%) NAS
16 86 (0.39%) HTTP
17 85 (0.39%) BGP
17 85 (0.39%) DHCP
18 75 (0.34%) OSPF
19 74 (0.34%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1508 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 667 (3.04%) Big Data
3 662 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
4 589 (2.69%) Relational Database
5 500 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 481 (2.19%) Hadoop
7 415 (1.89%) MongoDB
8 399 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 397 (1.81%) NoSQL
10 317 (1.45%) MySQL
11 293 (1.34%) Blockchain
12 287 (1.31%) Oracle Database
13 279 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
14 245 (1.12%) RDBMS
15 243 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 203 (0.93%) Power BI
17 189 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
18 184 (0.84%) DB2
19 178 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
20 160 (0.73%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1057 (4.82%) Git (software)
2 933 (4.26%) JIRA
3 899 (4.10%) Jenkins
4 506 (2.31%) Maven
5 323 (1.47%) TeamCity
6 322 (1.47%) Selenium
7 293 (1.34%) Subversion
8 270 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 269 (1.23%) Cucumber
10 236 (1.08%) JUnit
11 214 (0.98%) Visual Studio
12 141 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
13 133 (0.61%) Gradle
14 122 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 118 (0.54%) NUnit
15 118 (0.54%) SoapUI
16 115 (0.52%) Bitbucket
17 112 (0.51%) Mockito
18 111 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
19 106 (0.48%) Grunt
General
1 5528 (25.22%) Banking
2 1297 (5.92%) Investment Banking
3 1295 (5.91%) Marketing
4 1179 (5.38%) Front Office
5 1113 (5.08%) Telecoms
6 940 (4.29%) Manufacturing
7 790 (3.60%) Retail
8 783 (3.57%) Financial Institution
9 697 (3.18%) Electronics
10 657 (3.00%) Legal
11 535 (2.44%) Retail Banking
12 330 (1.51%) Back Office
13 266 (1.21%) Law
14 242 (1.10%) Advertising
15 203 (0.93%) Billing
16 146 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
17 142 (0.65%) General Ledger
18 138 (0.63%) Publishing
19 114 (0.52%) Games
20 94 (0.43%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5356 (24.44%) Developer
2 4649 (21.21%) Analyst
3 2225 (10.15%) Project Manager
4 2142 (9.77%) Business Analyst
5 1535 (7.00%) Java Developer
6 1306 (5.96%) Architect
7 1237 (5.64%) Consultant
8 939 (4.28%) Senior Developer
9 738 (3.37%) C# Developer
10 629 (2.87%) Financial Analyst
11 537 (2.45%) .NET Developer
12 476 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
12 476 (2.17%) SQL Developer
13 467 (2.13%) DevOps Engineer
13 467 (2.13%) IT Manager
14 443 (2.02%) Data Analyst
15 440 (2.01%) Test Analyst
16 419 (1.91%) Senior Java Developer
17 407 (1.86%) Senior Analyst
18 405 (1.85%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1448 (6.61%) .NET
2 1366 (6.23%) HTML
3 1081 (4.93%) CSS
4 990 (4.52%) Web Services
5 949 (4.33%) AngularJS
6 842 (3.84%) Spring
7 753 (3.44%) XML
8 710 (3.24%) HTML5
9 708 (3.23%) REST
10 594 (2.71%) JSON
11 532 (2.43%) RESTful
12 508 (2.32%) SOAP
13 476 (2.17%) Node.js
14 466 (2.13%) React
15 461 (2.10%) ASP.NET
16 450 (2.05%) Middleware
17 441 (2.01%) jQuery
18 350 (1.60%) CSS3
19 321 (1.46%) Hibernate
20 312 (1.42%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1984 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
2 714 (3.26%) User Experience
3 708 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 650 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
5 626 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 550 (2.51%) Derivative
7 530 (2.42%) Computer Science
8 489 (2.23%) Fixed Income
9 436 (1.99%) Data Centre
10 433 (1.98%) Fintech
11 410 (1.87%) Equities
12 333 (1.52%) Virtual Team
13 331 (1.51%) Mobile App
14 270 (1.23%) Credit Risk
14 270 (1.23%) Data Structures
15 229 (1.04%) Market Risk
16 214 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
17 157 (0.72%) Hedge funds
18 117 (0.53%) NHS
19 110 (0.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1741 (7.94%) Windows
2 1672 (7.63%) Linux
3 1160 (5.29%) Unix
4 472 (2.15%) Windows Server
5 344 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 266 (1.21%) Windows 7
7 244 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 227 (1.04%) Apple iOS
9 223 (1.02%) Windows 10
10 212 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 206 (0.94%) Android
12 147 (0.67%) Solaris
13 108 (0.49%) AIX
14 72 (0.33%) 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 5870 (26.78%) Agile Software Development
2 2597 (11.85%) Project Management
3 2504 (11.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 1660 (7.57%) Business Intelligence
5 1649 (7.52%) Scrum
6 1474 (6.73%) TDD
7 1465 (6.68%) Migration
8 1311 (5.98%) Change Management
9 1295 (5.91%) DevOps
10 1260 (5.75%) Programme Management
11 1160 (5.29%) Business Analysis
12 1125 (5.13%) Test Automation
13 1104 (5.04%) Analytics
14 1089 (4.97%) PRINCE2
15 1058 (4.83%) Continuous Integration
16 1034 (4.72%) SDLC
17 982 (4.48%) ITIL
18 939 (4.28%) Risk Management
19 871 (3.97%) User Acceptance Testing
20 772 (3.52%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3318 (15.14%) Java
2 3185 (14.53%) SQL
3 1783 (8.14%) JavaScript
4 1675 (7.64%) C#
5 1339 (6.11%) Python
6 556 (2.54%) C++
7 458 (2.09%) PowerShell
8 391 (1.78%) Perl
9 357 (1.63%) VBA
10 352 (1.61%) T-SQL
11 333 (1.52%) Ruby
12 294 (1.34%) PL/SQL
13 287 (1.31%) Shell Script
14 271 (1.24%) Bash Shell
15 266 (1.21%) Scala
16 242 (1.10%) C
17 182 (0.83%) R
18 174 (0.79%) TypeScript
19 163 (0.74%) PHP
20 144 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1438 (6.56%) Degree
2 742 (3.39%) Security Cleared
3 505 (2.30%) SC Cleared
4 261 (1.19%) PMP
5 236 (1.08%) PMI Certification
6 232 (1.06%) CISSP
7 224 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
8 203 (0.93%) ISEB
9 187 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
10 155 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
10 155 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 154 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 139 (0.63%) ISTQB
13 136 (0.62%) CISM
13 136 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
14 132 (0.60%) CCNP
15 129 (0.59%) DV Cleared
16 104 (0.47%) MCSE
17 90 (0.41%) Master's Degree
18 88 (0.40%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 855 (3.90%) QA
2 847 (3.86%) PMO
3 575 (2.62%) GDPR
4 449 (2.05%) MiFID
5 283 (1.29%) Data Quality
6 250 (1.14%) SLA
7 186 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 139 (0.63%) PCI DSS
9 131 (0.60%) EMIR
10 83 (0.38%) IFRS
11 79 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 54 (0.25%) Solvency II
13 53 (0.24%) PSD2
14 51 (0.23%) COBIT
15 47 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
16 42 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
17 38 (0.17%) SEPA
18 35 (0.16%) IFRS 9
19 30 (0.14%) FATCA
20 24 (0.11%) P3O
System Software
1 713 (3.25%) Active Directory
2 540 (2.46%) Docker
3 272 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 99 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
5 94 (0.43%) HDFS
6 87 (0.40%) vSphere
7 78 (0.36%) XenApp
8 73 (0.33%) Hyper-V
9 66 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
10 61 (0.28%) XenDesktop
11 52 (0.24%) Apache Flume
12 50 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
13 47 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 45 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
15 32 (0.15%) NFS
16 30 (0.14%) Firmware
17 26 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 26 (0.12%) Veritas File System
18 24 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
19 22 (0.10%) RACF
Systems Management
1 582 (2.66%) Ansible
2 521 (2.38%) Puppet
3 405 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
4 235 (1.07%) SCCM
5 181 (0.83%) Kubernetes
6 164 (0.75%) Terraform
7 119 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
8 58 (0.26%) NetBackup
9 54 (0.25%) Nagios
10 45 (0.21%) Packer
11 43 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
12 42 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
12 42 (0.19%) SCOM
13 41 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 35 (0.16%) Oozie
15 33 (0.15%) Control-M
16 31 (0.14%) Red Hat Satellite
17 30 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
18 29 (0.13%) MOM
18 29 (0.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2261 (10.32%) Microsoft
2 1991 (9.08%) Oracle
3 1637 (7.47%) SAP
4 532 (2.43%) VMware
5 443 (2.02%) Cisco
6 428 (1.95%) IBM
7 346 (1.58%) Citrix
8 321 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
9 316 (1.44%) Red Hat
10 291 (1.33%) HP
11 264 (1.20%) Sybase
12 253 (1.15%) Adobe
13 230 (1.05%) Tableau
14 211 (0.96%) Bloomberg
15 201 (0.92%) Google
16 175 (0.80%) TIBCO
17 163 (0.74%) CheckPoint
18 154 (0.70%) Splunk
19 145 (0.66%) ServiceNow
20 133 (0.61%) Symantec