Period
to 11 April 2021

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 11 April 2021 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 9,534 9,582 18,486
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 18.14% 16.06% 19.15%
As % of the General category 44.41% 42.99% 48.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,857 6,627 12,906
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
25th Percentile £413 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £613 £600
90th Percentile £704 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £451 £450
% change year-on-year -0.22% +0.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 118 170
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.85 £12.73
25th Percentile £15.04 £16.25 £16.37
Median hourly rate £23.43 £22.75 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.97% +8.33% -2.33%
75th Percentile £38.50 £46.38 £34.51
90th Percentile £62.25 £57.88 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.90 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -20.44% -2.17% +6.98%

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 21,469 22,291 38,465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.84% 37.37% 39.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,571 14,709 25,746
10th Percentile £305 £269 £300
25th Percentile £400 £386 £385
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £480 £483
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% -0.62% +1.68%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £588
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £445 £438
% change year-on-year -3.37% +1.71% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 775 708 943
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.44 £11.81
25th Percentile £15.04 £15.73 £14.78
Median hourly rate £24.00 £21.41 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +12.10% +1.95% -
75th Percentile £44.50 £43.75 £41.19
90th Percentile £54.30 £52.50 £49.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.03 £20.24
% change year-on-year +7.37% -1.04% +4.87%

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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021. 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 7,982 £525 +5.00% 2,264
London 0 5,445 £540 +2.86% 1,123
UK excluding London +5 2,768 £450 -0.22% 1,324
Work from Home +1 2,690 £510 +7.37% 484
South East +1 629 £494 +1.33% 254
North of England +6 605 £450 +2.86% 355
Scotland 0 537 £425 -5.56% 125
Midlands +1 403 £427 -5.11% 233
South West +3 346 £500 - 163
North West +4 304 £450 +2.86% 189
Yorkshire +4 283 £450 +4.65% 120
West Midlands 0 248 £430 +1.18% 148
East Midlands +4 149 £425 -9.33% 83
East of England -4 136 £450 +5.88% 131
Wales -5 58 £438 -4.37% 36
Northern Ireland +2 52 £406 +12.07% 25
North East -15 18 £455 +1.11% 46
Channel Islands +1 2 £400 - 4
Isle of Man 0 2 - -

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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 2,714 (28.47%) Agile Software Development
2 1,685 (17.67%) Banking
3 1,384 (14.52%) Azure
4 1,380 (14.47%) SQL
5 1,315 (13.79%) Java
6 1,216 (12.75%) Python
7 1,175 (12.32%) AWS
8 1,014 (10.64%) JavaScript
9 984 (10.32%) DevOps
10 923 (9.68%) Project Management
11 878 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 867 (9.09%) Change Management
13 865 (9.07%) Microsoft
14 858 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
15 853 (8.95%) Oracle
16 844 (8.85%) Migration
17 841 (8.82%) SAP
18 808 (8.47%) Software Engineering
19 806 (8.45%) Public Sector
20 795 (8.34%) Front Office
21 777 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
22 761 (7.98%) Analytics
23 672 (7.05%) Microservices
24 670 (7.03%) Kubernetes
25 658 (6.90%) Asset Management
26 651 (6.83%) Problem-Solving
27 639 (6.70%) React
28 634 (6.65%) Docker
29 626 (6.57%) Web Services
30 625 (6.56%) Scrum

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
1 281 (2.95%) Confluence
2 227 (2.38%) Apache Spark
3 202 (2.12%) SharePoint
4 146 (1.53%) Apache
5 75 (0.79%) Red Hat Fuse
6 68 (0.71%) SAS
7 50 (0.52%) Mule
8 41 (0.43%) WebSphere
9 40 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 39 (0.41%) JBoss
10 39 (0.41%) Tomcat
11 36 (0.38%) MS Exchange
12 35 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
12 35 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
12 35 (0.37%) Skype for Business
13 34 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
14 32 (0.34%) IIS
15 31 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
16 26 (0.27%) CMS
17 22 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 365 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 243 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
3 154 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 132 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
5 108 (1.13%) MS Visio
6 50 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 25 (0.26%) Sketch
8 20 (0.21%) Chatbot
9 14 (0.15%) InVision
10 12 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 12 (0.13%) Photoshop
11 8 (0.084%) Figma
12 7 (0.073%) UserZoom
13 6 (0.063%) AutoCAD
13 6 (0.063%) SPSS
14 5 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
14 5 (0.052%) Revit
15 4 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 4 (0.042%) Open Workbench
16 3 (0.031%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 116 (1.22%) SAP S/4HANA
2 110 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
3 79 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
4 76 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
5 68 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
6 66 (0.69%) SAP FI
7 59 (0.62%) NetSuite
7 59 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
8 57 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
9 56 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
9 56 (0.59%) SAP CO
9 56 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
9 56 (0.59%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 54 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
11 40 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
12 36 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
13 34 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
14 31 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 24 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
16 23 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 1,384 (14.52%) Azure
2 1,175 (12.32%) AWS
3 508 (5.33%) GCP
4 351 (3.68%) Serverless
5 321 (3.37%) Power Platform
6 312 (3.27%) Microsoft 365
7 230 (2.41%) AWS Lambda
8 223 (2.34%) Amazon S3
9 214 (2.24%) SaaS
10 196 (2.06%) Dynamics 365
11 162 (1.70%) PaaS
12 150 (1.57%) GitHub
13 146 (1.53%) Amazon SQS
14 135 (1.42%) AWS Step Functions
15 134 (1.41%) IaaS
16 89 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
16 89 (0.93%) OpenShift
17 69 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
18 65 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
19 63 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 207 (2.17%) Firewall
2 107 (1.12%) DNS
3 101 (1.06%) WAN
4 92 (0.96%) Network Security
5 86 (0.90%) TCP/IP
6 83 (0.87%) LAN
7 71 (0.74%) Internet
8 60 (0.63%) HTTP
9 57 (0.60%) VPN
10 44 (0.46%) SAN
11 36 (0.38%) BGP
11 36 (0.38%) MPLS
11 36 (0.38%) SSL
12 35 (0.37%) OSPF
13 34 (0.36%) Skype
13 34 (0.36%) Unified Communications
14 31 (0.33%) DHCP
14 31 (0.33%) Wireless
15 30 (0.31%) Cisco Nexus
16 26 (0.27%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 483 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 304 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
3 297 (3.12%) Big Data
4 278 (2.92%) Power BI
5 236 (2.48%) Relational Database
6 202 (2.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 173 (1.81%) NoSQL
8 170 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
9 155 (1.63%) Hadoop
10 148 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 145 (1.52%) Tableau
12 142 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
13 122 (1.28%) MongoDB
14 119 (1.25%) Oracle Database
15 108 (1.13%) Data Lake
16 98 (1.03%) RDBMS
17 80 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 74 (0.78%) Apache Hive
19 69 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 65 (0.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 557 (5.84%) JIRA
2 466 (4.89%) Git (software)
3 391 (4.10%) Jenkins
4 156 (1.64%) Maven
5 98 (1.03%) Cucumber
6 97 (1.02%) Bitbucket
7 90 (0.94%) Selenium
8 85 (0.89%) GitLab
9 81 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
10 68 (0.71%) JUnit
11 63 (0.66%) TeamCity
12 61 (0.64%) Artifactory
13 52 (0.55%) Subversion
14 50 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 44 (0.46%) Gradle
15 44 (0.46%) Visual Studio
16 37 (0.39%) Mockito
17 36 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
18 32 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
18 32 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,685 (17.67%) Banking
2 806 (8.45%) Public Sector
3 795 (8.34%) Front Office
4 618 (6.48%) Marketing
5 567 (5.95%) Telecoms
6 517 (5.42%) Manufacturing
7 418 (4.38%) Electronics
8 344 (3.61%) Investment Banking
9 250 (2.62%) Retail
10 243 (2.55%) Legal
11 208 (2.18%) Financial Institution
12 102 (1.07%) Retail Banking
13 101 (1.06%) Law
14 99 (1.04%) Back Office
15 79 (0.83%) General Ledger
16 76 (0.80%) Billing
17 72 (0.76%) Local Government
18 53 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
19 45 (0.47%) Advertising
20 44 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2,259 (23.69%) Developer
2 1,392 (14.60%) Analyst
3 850 (8.92%) Project Manager
4 848 (8.89%) Architect
5 681 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 641 (6.72%) Consultant
7 521 (5.46%) Java Developer
8 376 (3.94%) React Developer
9 297 (3.12%) Senior Developer
10 259 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
11 225 (2.36%) Data Analyst
12 222 (2.33%) Software Engineer
13 219 (2.30%) Financial Analyst
14 204 (2.14%) Python Developer
15 197 (2.07%) AWS Developer
16 194 (2.03%) Designer
17 193 (2.02%) DevOps Engineer
18 183 (1.92%) Data Architect
19 182 (1.91%) Data Engineer
20 181 (1.90%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 639 (6.70%) React
2 626 (6.57%) Web Services
3 564 (5.92%) .NET
4 423 (4.44%) Node.js
5 421 (4.42%) Spring
6 356 (3.73%) AngularJS
7 310 (3.25%) REST
8 291 (3.05%) HTML
9 279 (2.93%) Kafka
10 260 (2.73%) Spring Boot
11 245 (2.57%) CSS
12 220 (2.31%) RESTful
13 175 (1.84%) JSON
14 173 (1.81%) XML
15 162 (1.70%) .NET Core
16 145 (1.52%) Middleware
17 129 (1.35%) HTML5
18 107 (1.12%) FIX Protocol
19 104 (1.09%) ASP.NET
20 102 (1.07%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 777 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
2 416 (4.36%) User Experience
3 314 (3.29%) Derivative
4 291 (3.05%) Equities
5 274 (2.87%) Fixed Income
6 251 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 203 (2.13%) Hedge funds
8 195 (2.05%) Data Centre
9 189 (1.98%) Management Information System
10 183 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
11 161 (1.69%) Mobile App
12 151 (1.58%) Data Structures
12 151 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
13 148 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
14 129 (1.35%) Virtual Team
15 122 (1.28%) Credit Risk
16 112 (1.17%) Public Cloud
17 99 (1.04%) Algorithms
18 95 (1.00%) NHS
19 90 (0.94%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 539 (5.65%) Linux
2 528 (5.54%) Windows
3 250 (2.62%) Unix
4 127 (1.33%) Windows Server
5 116 (1.22%) Android
5 116 (1.22%) Windows 10
6 94 (0.99%) Apple iOS
7 80 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 51 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 41 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
10 27 (0.28%) Windows 7
11 26 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (0.20%) AIX
12 19 (0.20%) Mac OS X
12 19 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
13 17 (0.18%) Solaris
13 17 (0.18%) Ubuntu
14 15 (0.16%) CentOS
15 13 (0.14%) Mac OS
16 11 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,714 (28.47%) Agile Software Development
2 984 (10.32%) DevOps
3 923 (9.68%) Project Management
4 878 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 867 (9.09%) Change Management
6 858 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
7 844 (8.85%) Migration
8 808 (8.47%) Software Engineering
9 761 (7.98%) Analytics
10 672 (7.05%) Microservices
11 658 (6.90%) Asset Management
12 651 (6.83%) Problem-Solving
13 625 (6.56%) Scrum
14 619 (6.49%) Programme Management
15 529 (5.55%) Test Automation
16 528 (5.54%) Project Delivery
17 502 (5.27%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 460 (4.82%) Investment Management
19 455 (4.77%) Risk Management
20 444 (4.66%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1,380 (14.47%) SQL
2 1,315 (13.79%) Java
3 1,216 (12.75%) Python
4 1,014 (10.64%) JavaScript
5 453 (4.75%) C#
6 315 (3.30%) TypeScript
7 288 (3.02%) Scala
8 249 (2.61%) Kotlin
9 248 (2.60%) PowerShell
10 228 (2.39%) Java 8
11 195 (2.05%) C++
12 145 (1.52%) PL/SQL
13 135 (1.42%) T-SQL
14 114 (1.20%) Bash Shell
15 105 (1.10%) R
16 97 (1.02%) C
17 93 (0.98%) VBA
18 89 (0.93%) Shell Script
19 80 (0.84%) Perl
20 60 (0.63%) Go
Qualifications
1 589 (6.18%) Degree
2 451 (4.73%) Security Cleared
3 339 (3.56%) SC Cleared
4 121 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 115 (1.21%) CISSP
6 84 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
7 81 (0.85%) PMP
8 80 (0.84%) DV Cleared
9 73 (0.77%) CISM
10 68 (0.71%) PMI Certification
11 64 (0.67%) PhD
12 60 (0.63%) CCNP
13 46 (0.48%) CIMA
14 45 (0.47%) ACCA
15 38 (0.40%) Master's Degree
16 33 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 32 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
17 32 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 31 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
19 27 (0.28%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 332 (3.48%) QA
2 224 (2.35%) PMO
3 180 (1.89%) Data Quality
4 127 (1.33%) SLA
5 123 (1.29%) GDPR
6 80 (0.84%) NIST
7 73 (0.77%) IFRS
8 67 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 48 (0.50%) PCI DSS
10 39 (0.41%) COBIT
11 38 (0.40%) MiFID
12 30 (0.31%) GRC
13 26 (0.27%) IFRS 9
13 26 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 24 (0.25%) COREP
15 22 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
15 22 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 21 (0.22%) ISO 20022
17 19 (0.20%) PSD2
18 15 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 634 (6.65%) Docker
2 280 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 127 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
5 39 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
6 37 (0.39%) vSphere
7 34 (0.36%) HDFS
8 27 (0.28%) Hyper-V
9 24 (0.25%) VMware NSX
10 19 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
11 14 (0.15%) Platform Symphony
12 12 (0.13%) XenApp
13 11 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
14 10 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
15 9 (0.094%) GlusterFS
15 9 (0.094%) GridGain
16 7 (0.073%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 6 (0.063%) NFS
17 6 (0.063%) PowerHA
17 6 (0.063%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 670 (7.03%) Kubernetes
2 518 (5.43%) Terraform
3 266 (2.79%) Ansible
4 95 (1.00%) Puppet
5 81 (0.85%) SCCM
6 78 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
7 71 (0.74%) Prometheus
8 65 (0.68%) Grafana
9 54 (0.57%) Istio
9 54 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
10 45 (0.47%) Kibana
11 38 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
12 31 (0.33%) Consul
12 31 (0.33%) logstash
13 27 (0.28%) Rancher
13 27 (0.28%) vRealize
14 26 (0.27%) Fluentd
15 23 (0.24%) Packer
16 20 (0.21%) Control-M
17 19 (0.20%) Oozie
Vendors
1 865 (9.07%) Microsoft
2 853 (8.95%) Oracle
3 841 (8.82%) SAP
4 224 (2.35%) Google
4 224 (2.35%) VMware
5 168 (1.76%) Cisco
6 166 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
7 138 (1.45%) Splunk
8 101 (1.06%) IBM
9 87 (0.91%) CheckPoint
10 85 (0.89%) Atlassian
11 80 (0.84%) Citrix
12 79 (0.83%) Bloomberg
12 79 (0.83%) Red Hat
13 76 (0.80%) ServiceNow
14 73 (0.77%) Databricks
15 69 (0.72%) Informatica
16 63 (0.66%) Remedy
17 62 (0.65%) Sparx
18 58 (0.61%) F5