Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 2019 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 16,266 20,251 21,070
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.50% 20.02% 21.51%
As % of the General category 47.08% 49.29% 48.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,112 13,904 14,804
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £308
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 269 177
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £23.65 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +7.50% +7.32%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.25 £11.15
90th Percentile £48.76 £50.20 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £27.19 £20.77
% change year-on-year -17.25% +30.89% +3.86%

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 34,552 41,088 43,172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.29% 40.63% 44.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,103 26,663 28,433
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +2.94% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 949 1,113 1,067
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £21.41 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.09% -4.84% +9.76%
10th Percentile £12.48 £11.68 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.52
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.19% +12.60%

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in the UK

Finance
Top 18 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 23 September 2019. 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 14,970 £508 +1.50% 3,482
London 0 9,432 £538 +2.38% 1,624
UK excluding London -2 6,589 £450 +5.88% 2,116
South East -3 1,983 £475 +5.56% 514
North of England -1 1,346 £450 +8.43% 565
Scotland -1 887 £428 +0.59% 177
South West -4 873 £463 +8.94% 251
Midlands -1 742 £425 - 340
Yorkshire +1 664 £435 +5.45% 206
North West +1 604 £450 +7.14% 309
East of England 0 502 £473 -5.50% 189
West Midlands -1 419 £420 -1.41% 208
East Midlands 0 307 £450 +12.50% 131
Wales +6 159 £450 +9.09% 63
Northern Ireland -2 89 £425 -1.16% 15
North East +2 78 £400 -11.11% 50
Channel Islands -4 12 £500 -20.00% 4
Isle of Man +1 3 - -

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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 4,597 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
2 2,937 (18.06%) Banking
3 2,363 (14.53%) SQL
4 2,144 (13.18%) Java
5 1,915 (11.77%) Microsoft
6 1,759 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 1,723 (10.59%) Project Management
8 1,705 (10.48%) DevOps
9 1,660 (10.21%) AWS
10 1,645 (10.11%) Azure
11 1,609 (9.89%) Python
12 1,519 (9.34%) Windows
13 1,425 (8.76%) JavaScript
14 1,377 (8.47%) SAP
15 1,337 (8.22%) Migration
16 1,329 (8.17%) C#
17 1,326 (8.15%) Oracle
18 1,306 (8.03%) Business Intelligence
19 1,270 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
20 1,201 (7.38%) .NET
21 1,139 (7.00%) SQL Server
22 1,110 (6.82%) Scrum
23 1,098 (6.75%) Analytics
24 1,035 (6.36%) Problem-Solving
25 1,027 (6.31%) Degree
26 1,002 (6.16%) Linux
27 986 (6.06%) Change Management
28 912 (5.61%) TDD
28 912 (5.61%) Public Sector
29 905 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel

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
1 371 (2.28%) SharePoint
2 347 (2.13%) Apache Spark
3 335 (2.06%) Confluence
4 190 (1.17%) Apache
5 151 (0.93%) IIS
6 147 (0.90%) SAS
7 142 (0.87%) Skype for Business
8 121 (0.74%) MS Exchange
9 115 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
10 102 (0.63%) CMS
11 98 (0.60%) WebSphere
12 88 (0.54%) Tomcat
13 63 (0.39%) Mule
14 59 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 46 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
15 46 (0.28%) JBoss
16 44 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
17 34 (0.21%) nginx
17 34 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
18 32 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 905 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 698 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
3 421 (2.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 268 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
5 197 (1.21%) MS Visio
6 108 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 107 (0.66%) Sketch
8 58 (0.36%) Photoshop
9 55 (0.34%) InVision
10 48 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
11 22 (0.14%) Open Workbench
12 17 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 17 (0.10%) SPSS
13 10 (0.061%) OmniGraffle
14 9 (0.055%) Chatbot
14 9 (0.055%) Figma
14 9 (0.055%) Zeplin
15 8 (0.049%) Marvel
16 7 (0.043%) Flinto
16 7 (0.043%) Stata
Business Applications
1 229 (1.41%) SAP S/4HANA
2 188 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 162 (1.00%) SAP FI
4 143 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
5 137 (0.84%) SAP CO
6 132 (0.81%) SAP FI/CO
7 114 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
8 108 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
8 108 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
9 94 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
10 93 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
11 82 (0.50%) NetSuite
12 77 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
13 76 (0.47%) Oracle Assets
14 69 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
15 68 (0.42%) SAP ERP
16 61 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
17 60 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
18 49 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
19 48 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1,660 (10.21%) AWS
2 1,645 (10.11%) Azure
3 631 (3.88%) Office 365
4 414 (2.55%) Power Platform
5 406 (2.50%) GCP
6 361 (2.22%) Serverless
7 298 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
8 286 (1.76%) SaaS
9 285 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
9 285 (1.75%) OpenShift
10 279 (1.72%) Amazon S3
11 252 (1.55%) PaaS
12 216 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
13 209 (1.28%) GitHub
14 207 (1.27%) IaaS
15 198 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
16 162 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
17 135 (0.83%) Amazon ECS
18 106 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
19 98 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 457 (2.81%) Firewall
2 259 (1.59%) DNS
3 227 (1.40%) WAN
4 179 (1.10%) LAN
5 173 (1.06%) Skype
6 169 (1.04%) Internet
7 149 (0.92%) TCP/IP
7 149 (0.92%) VPN
8 146 (0.90%) DHCP
9 139 (0.85%) Network Security
10 102 (0.63%) HTTP
11 95 (0.58%) SAN
12 76 (0.47%) Wireless
13 69 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
13 69 (0.42%) MPLS
14 67 (0.41%) BGP
15 56 (0.34%) FTP
16 53 (0.33%) Cisco Nexus
16 53 (0.33%) Unified Communications
17 45 (0.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,139 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 626 (3.85%) Big Data
3 609 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
4 409 (2.51%) Power BI
5 348 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 327 (2.01%) Hadoop
7 297 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 296 (1.82%) Relational Database
9 291 (1.79%) NoSQL
10 214 (1.32%) MySQL
11 205 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
12 188 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
13 182 (1.12%) Oracle Database
14 175 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
15 170 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 133 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
17 132 (0.81%) MongoDB
18 129 (0.79%) Data Lake
19 124 (0.76%) Apache Hive
20 123 (0.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 799 (4.91%) JIRA
2 644 (3.96%) Git (software)
3 641 (3.94%) Jenkins
4 247 (1.52%) Selenium
5 185 (1.14%) Maven
6 183 (1.13%) TeamCity
7 158 (0.97%) Artifactory
8 156 (0.96%) Visual Studio
9 149 (0.92%) Cucumber
10 147 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
11 143 (0.88%) JUnit
12 139 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
13 130 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
14 123 (0.76%) Bitbucket
15 106 (0.65%) RStudio
16 101 (0.62%) GitLab
17 88 (0.54%) webpack
18 86 (0.53%) Subversion
19 85 (0.52%) Eclipse
20 71 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2,937 (18.06%) Banking
2 912 (5.61%) Public Sector
3 857 (5.27%) Telecoms
4 847 (5.21%) Marketing
5 785 (4.83%) Front Office
6 726 (4.46%) Financial Institution
7 705 (4.33%) Manufacturing
8 603 (3.71%) Retail
9 515 (3.17%) Investment Banking
10 497 (3.06%) Electronics
11 390 (2.40%) Legal
12 227 (1.40%) Back Office
13 216 (1.33%) Retail Banking
14 161 (0.99%) Law
15 154 (0.95%) Billing
16 148 (0.91%) Advertising
17 120 (0.74%) General Ledger
18 108 (0.66%) Publishing
19 92 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
20 72 (0.44%) Games
Job Titles
1 3,674 (22.59%) Developer
2 2,748 (16.89%) Analyst
3 1,439 (8.85%) Project Manager
4 1,347 (8.28%) Architect
5 1,169 (7.19%) Business Analyst
6 1,050 (6.46%) Consultant
7 899 (5.53%) Java Developer
8 547 (3.36%) Senior Developer
9 507 (3.12%) Solutions Architect
10 444 (2.73%) C# Developer
11 428 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
12 405 (2.49%) Financial Analyst
13 394 (2.42%) .NET Developer
14 360 (2.21%) React Developer
15 339 (2.08%) Full Stack Developer
16 319 (1.96%) Python Developer
17 315 (1.94%) Data Analyst
18 275 (1.69%) IT Manager
19 265 (1.63%) AWS Engineer
20 256 (1.57%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,201 (7.38%) .NET
2 843 (5.18%) Web Services
3 820 (5.04%) AngularJS
4 722 (4.44%) HTML
5 694 (4.27%) React
6 655 (4.03%) CSS
7 541 (3.33%) Node.js
8 440 (2.71%) Spring
9 412 (2.53%) REST
10 360 (2.21%) Kafka
11 358 (2.20%) XML
12 324 (1.99%) JSON
13 284 (1.75%) J2EE
13 284 (1.75%) RESTful
14 274 (1.68%) ASP.NET
15 267 (1.64%) .NET Core
16 258 (1.59%) HTML5
17 253 (1.56%) .NET Framework
18 235 (1.44%) Redux
19 234 (1.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1,270 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 619 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
3 614 (3.77%) User Experience
4 494 (3.04%) Management Information System
5 381 (2.34%) Data Centre
6 344 (2.11%) Derivative
6 344 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 330 (2.03%) Fixed Income
8 321 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
9 297 (1.83%) Hedge funds
10 245 (1.51%) Virtual Team
11 240 (1.48%) Mobile App
12 232 (1.43%) Equities
13 212 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
14 150 (0.92%) Data Structures
15 144 (0.89%) Public Cloud
16 139 (0.85%) Algorithms
17 103 (0.63%) Credit Risk
18 94 (0.58%) Cloud Native
19 83 (0.51%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,519 (9.34%) Windows
2 1,002 (6.16%) Linux
3 569 (3.50%) Windows 10
4 518 (3.18%) Unix
5 411 (2.53%) Windows Server
6 281 (1.73%) Windows 7
7 187 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 171 (1.05%) Android
9 144 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 140 (0.86%) Apple iOS
11 117 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
12 69 (0.42%) Solaris
13 49 (0.30%) AIX
14 32 (0.20%) CentOS
14 32 (0.20%) Windows 8
15 28 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
16 23 (0.14%) Ubuntu
17 13 (0.080%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 12 (0.074%) Mac OS
19 11 (0.068%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,597 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
2 1,759 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,723 (10.59%) Project Management
4 1,705 (10.48%) DevOps
5 1,337 (8.22%) Migration
6 1,306 (8.03%) Business Intelligence
7 1,110 (6.82%) Scrum
8 1,098 (6.75%) Analytics
9 1,035 (6.36%) Problem-Solving
10 986 (6.06%) Change Management
11 912 (5.61%) TDD
12 868 (5.34%) Project Delivery
13 847 (5.21%) Microservices
14 831 (5.11%) ITIL
15 821 (5.05%) Programme Management
16 747 (4.59%) Test Automation
17 725 (4.46%) Software Engineering
18 704 (4.33%) ERP
19 678 (4.17%) Asset Management
20 664 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2,363 (14.53%) SQL
2 2,144 (13.18%) Java
3 1,609 (9.89%) Python
4 1,425 (8.76%) JavaScript
5 1,329 (8.17%) C#
6 531 (3.26%) PowerShell
7 322 (1.98%) C++
8 305 (1.88%) TypeScript
9 283 (1.74%) T-SQL
10 246 (1.51%) Java 8
11 232 (1.43%) Bash Shell
12 219 (1.35%) PL/SQL
13 212 (1.30%) R
14 208 (1.28%) Scala
15 199 (1.22%) C
16 178 (1.09%) VBA
17 155 (0.95%) Shell Script
18 145 (0.89%) Ruby
19 144 (0.89%) Perl
20 132 (0.81%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,027 (6.31%) Degree
2 620 (3.81%) Security Cleared
3 421 (2.59%) SC Cleared
4 204 (1.25%) CISSP
5 199 (1.22%) PMI Certification
6 195 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
7 171 (1.05%) PMP
8 144 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
9 139 (0.85%) ISEB
10 137 (0.84%) CISM
11 127 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
12 125 (0.77%) DV Cleared
13 113 (0.69%) ISTQB
14 111 (0.68%) CCNP
15 106 (0.65%) ACCA
16 103 (0.63%) CIMA
17 90 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
18 83 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 80 (0.49%) PhD
20 78 (0.48%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 520 (3.20%) QA
2 508 (3.12%) PMO
3 240 (1.48%) Data Quality
4 192 (1.18%) SLA
5 162 (1.00%) GDPR
6 139 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 85 (0.52%) NIST
8 79 (0.49%) MiFID
9 78 (0.48%) PCI DSS
9 78 (0.48%) PSD2
10 65 (0.40%) IFRS
11 61 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 52 (0.32%) COBIT
13 35 (0.22%) Solvency II
14 28 (0.17%) EMIR
14 28 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 26 (0.16%) JSP 440
16 25 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
16 25 (0.15%) SEPA
17 19 (0.12%) RMADS
System Software
1 814 (5.00%) Docker
2 671 (4.13%) Active Directory
3 231 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 84 (0.52%) XenDesktop
5 78 (0.48%) XenApp
6 74 (0.45%) Hyper-V
7 67 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
8 61 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
8 61 (0.38%) vSphere
9 53 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
10 51 (0.31%) HDFS
11 32 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
12 31 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
13 23 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 22 (0.14%) Firmware
15 20 (0.12%) ProxySG
16 19 (0.12%) Apache Flume
17 17 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
18 13 (0.080%) Virtual Servers
19 12 (0.074%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 585 (3.60%) Kubernetes
2 529 (3.25%) Ansible
3 497 (3.06%) Terraform
4 290 (1.78%) SCCM
5 224 (1.38%) Puppet
6 204 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
7 67 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
8 63 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
9 52 (0.32%) Control-M
10 45 (0.28%) AirWatch
11 37 (0.23%) Oozie
12 35 (0.22%) Grafana
13 33 (0.20%) Kibana
13 33 (0.20%) SCOM
14 30 (0.18%) FortiGate
14 30 (0.18%) Tivoli
15 29 (0.18%) HP ALM
16 28 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
17 26 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
18 25 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1,915 (11.77%) Microsoft
2 1,377 (8.47%) SAP
3 1,326 (8.15%) Oracle
4 406 (2.50%) VMware
5 387 (2.38%) Cisco
6 383 (2.35%) Google
7 296 (1.82%) Citrix
8 279 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
9 245 (1.51%) IBM
10 219 (1.35%) Tableau
11 202 (1.24%) Red Hat
12 201 (1.24%) ServiceNow
13 168 (1.03%) Splunk
14 143 (0.88%) Bloomberg
15 137 (0.84%) Adobe
16 134 (0.82%) HP
17 126 (0.77%) CheckPoint
18 118 (0.73%) Reuters
19 117 (0.72%) MuleSoft
20 90 (0.55%) Workday