Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 22005 20141 25067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.34% 19.13% 22.05%
As % of the General category 53.66% 52.40% 55.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15600 14054 17123
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £303 £295 £280
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +2.91% +3.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 260 326
UK median hourly rate £22.42 £22.84 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.83% +1.51% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.42 £10.00 £12.02
90th Percentile £47.83 £56.70 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.85 £21.50
% change year-on-year -1.51% +6.26% +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 41006 38437 45389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.77% 36.52% 39.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 27136 25531 28833
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 935 1226
UK median hourly rate £25.31 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.24% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.31 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.40 £48.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.83 £26.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +3.20% - +13.81%

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 November 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 23 November 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 23 November 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 19874 £475 +5.56% 2997
London 0 11920 £525 +7.14% 1739
UK excluding London 0 9788 £425 +2.91% 1436
South East +1 2685 £450 +5.88% 334
North of England 0 1960 £415 +0.61% 404
Scotland 0 1472 £405 -1.82% 164
Midlands 0 1202 £400 -5.88% 149
South West 0 1158 £403 +3.54% 167
North West 0 1010 £425 +1.19% 214
East of England +1 873 £425 - 191
Yorkshire 0 810 £425 +6.25% 157
West Midlands 0 637 £400 -5.88% 83
East Midlands 0 535 £400 -3.61% 65
Northern Ireland 0 349 £413 +23.13% 12
North East +15 152 £400 -5.88% 33
Wales -5 118 £400 - 15
Isle of Man +6 11 £375 +248.84%

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 5895 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
2 5632 (25.59%) Banking
3 3315 (15.06%) Java
4 3209 (14.58%) SQL
5 2595 (11.79%) Project Management
6 2504 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 2246 (10.21%) Microsoft
8 1996 (9.07%) Oracle
8 1996 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
9 1782 (8.10%) JavaScript
10 1753 (7.97%) Business Intelligence
11 1727 (7.85%) Windows
12 1725 (7.84%) Linux
13 1705 (7.75%) SAP
14 1693 (7.69%) Scrum
15 1653 (7.51%) C#
16 1526 (6.93%) SQL Server
17 1510 (6.86%) Migration
18 1499 (6.81%) TDD
19 1442 (6.55%) Degree
20 1416 (6.43%) .NET
21 1389 (6.31%) HTML
22 1353 (6.15%) Investment Banking
23 1350 (6.13%) Marketing
24 1337 (6.08%) Python
25 1307 (5.94%) Programme Management
26 1306 (5.94%) Change Management
27 1288 (5.85%) DevOps
28 1218 (5.54%) Front Office
29 1200 (5.45%) Business Analysis

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
1 448 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 346 (1.57%) Confluence
3 307 (1.40%) Apache Spark
4 275 (1.25%) SAS
5 263 (1.20%) Apache
6 254 (1.15%) WebSphere
7 248 (1.13%) Tomcat
8 244 (1.11%) CMS
9 170 (0.77%) MS Exchange
10 169 (0.77%) JBoss
11 168 (0.76%) IIS
12 159 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 146 (0.66%) WebLogic
14 137 (0.62%) OpenStack
15 128 (0.58%) Skype for Business
16 112 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
17 108 (0.49%) Mule
18 82 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 75 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
20 64 (0.29%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1196 (5.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 912 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
3 532 (2.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 445 (2.02%) Microsoft Project
5 408 (1.85%) MS Visio
6 137 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 121 (0.55%) Photoshop
8 71 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 70 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
10 63 (0.29%) InVision
11 33 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
12 17 (0.077%) SPSS
13 14 (0.064%) Adobe After Effects
14 11 (0.050%) Chatbot
14 11 (0.050%) InDesign
15 6 (0.027%) InfoPath
16 5 (0.023%) Adobe Premiere
16 5 (0.023%) Stata
17 4 (0.018%) GIMP
18 3 (0.014%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 222 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 213 (0.97%) SAP FI
3 202 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
4 192 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
5 187 (0.85%) SAP CO
6 180 (0.82%) SAP FI/CO
7 138 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
8 127 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
9 123 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
10 115 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
11 97 (0.44%) ION MarketView
12 85 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
12 85 (0.39%) Markit EDM
13 79 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
14 74 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
15 69 (0.31%) Temenos T24
16 60 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
16 60 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
17 58 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
18 54 (0.25%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1006 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
2 771 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 386 (1.75%) Office 365
4 201 (0.91%) SaaS
5 184 (0.84%) PaaS
6 170 (0.77%) GitHub
7 143 (0.65%) IaaS
8 120 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
9 108 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
10 91 (0.41%) OpenShift
11 80 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
12 71 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
12 71 (0.32%) npm
13 65 (0.30%) Serverless
14 61 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
15 52 (0.24%) Amazon S3
16 43 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
17 39 (0.18%) Google Analytics
18 32 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 26 (0.12%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 437 (1.99%) Firewall
2 279 (1.27%) Internet
3 254 (1.15%) TCP/IP
4 245 (1.11%) SAN
5 236 (1.07%) WAN
6 233 (1.06%) LAN
7 198 (0.90%) DNS
8 190 (0.86%) SMS
9 169 (0.77%) VPN
10 161 (0.73%) Network Security
11 134 (0.61%) Wireless
12 124 (0.56%) Skype
13 102 (0.46%) SSL
14 96 (0.44%) LDAP
15 95 (0.43%) HTTP
16 90 (0.41%) NAS
17 84 (0.38%) DHCP
18 80 (0.36%) BGP
19 76 (0.35%) MPLS
20 75 (0.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1526 (6.93%) SQL Server
2 661 (3.00%) Big Data
3 656 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
4 602 (2.74%) Relational Database
5 487 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 472 (2.14%) Hadoop
7 396 (1.80%) MongoDB
8 393 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 377 (1.71%) NoSQL
10 302 (1.37%) MySQL
11 282 (1.28%) Oracle Database
12 271 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
13 260 (1.18%) Blockchain
14 252 (1.15%) RDBMS
15 251 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 204 (0.93%) Power BI
17 189 (0.86%) DB2
18 185 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
19 182 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
20 165 (0.75%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1018 (4.63%) Git (software)
2 912 (4.14%) JIRA
3 900 (4.09%) Jenkins
4 519 (2.36%) Maven
5 310 (1.41%) TeamCity
6 304 (1.38%) Selenium
7 287 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 284 (1.29%) Subversion
9 267 (1.21%) Cucumber
10 222 (1.01%) JUnit
11 213 (0.97%) Visual Studio
12 142 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
13 131 (0.60%) Gradle
14 124 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 122 (0.55%) NUnit
16 120 (0.55%) SoapUI
17 117 (0.53%) Bitbucket
18 113 (0.51%) Grunt
19 108 (0.49%) Mockito
20 107 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 5632 (25.59%) Banking
2 1353 (6.15%) Investment Banking
3 1350 (6.13%) Marketing
4 1218 (5.54%) Front Office
5 1179 (5.36%) Telecoms
6 991 (4.50%) Manufacturing
7 824 (3.74%) Retail
8 790 (3.59%) Financial Institution
9 756 (3.44%) Electronics
10 675 (3.07%) Legal
11 552 (2.51%) Retail Banking
12 318 (1.45%) Back Office
13 258 (1.17%) Law
14 244 (1.11%) Advertising
15 181 (0.82%) Billing
16 154 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
17 147 (0.67%) General Ledger
18 140 (0.64%) Publishing
19 108 (0.49%) Games
20 95 (0.43%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5384 (24.47%) Developer
2 4700 (21.36%) Analyst
3 2281 (10.37%) Project Manager
4 2196 (9.98%) Business Analyst
5 1552 (7.05%) Java Developer
6 1300 (5.91%) Architect
7 1235 (5.61%) Consultant
8 963 (4.38%) Senior Developer
9 714 (3.24%) C# Developer
10 627 (2.85%) Financial Analyst
11 519 (2.36%) .NET Developer
12 490 (2.23%) SQL Developer
13 477 (2.17%) IT Manager
14 464 (2.11%) Solutions Architect
15 450 (2.04%) DevOps Engineer
16 436 (1.98%) Data Analyst
16 436 (1.98%) Senior Java Developer
17 429 (1.95%) Test Analyst
18 387 (1.76%) Senior Analyst
18 387 (1.76%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1416 (6.43%) .NET
2 1389 (6.31%) HTML
3 1106 (5.03%) CSS
4 987 (4.49%) Web Services
5 963 (4.38%) AngularJS
6 832 (3.78%) Spring
7 744 (3.38%) XML
8 743 (3.38%) HTML5
9 721 (3.28%) REST
10 622 (2.83%) JSON
11 505 (2.29%) RESTful
12 500 (2.27%) Node.js
13 485 (2.20%) Middleware
14 484 (2.20%) SOAP
15 461 (2.09%) ASP.NET
16 453 (2.06%) jQuery
16 453 (2.06%) React
17 373 (1.70%) CSS3
18 328 (1.49%) Hibernate
19 322 (1.46%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 1996 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
2 716 (3.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 706 (3.21%) User Experience
4 667 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
5 626 (2.84%) Management Information System
6 569 (2.59%) Derivative
7 542 (2.46%) Computer Science
8 499 (2.27%) Fixed Income
9 462 (2.10%) Fintech
10 431 (1.96%) Equities
11 418 (1.90%) Data Centre
12 352 (1.60%) Virtual Team
13 332 (1.51%) Mobile App
14 284 (1.29%) Credit Risk
15 269 (1.22%) Data Structures
16 231 (1.05%) Market Risk
17 210 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
18 156 (0.71%) Hedge funds
19 113 (0.51%) NHS
20 110 (0.50%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1727 (7.85%) Windows
2 1725 (7.84%) Linux
3 1178 (5.35%) Unix
4 483 (2.19%) Windows Server
5 333 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 246 (1.12%) Windows 7
7 240 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 232 (1.05%) Apple iOS
9 210 (0.95%) Android
10 208 (0.95%) Windows 10
11 200 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
12 168 (0.76%) Solaris
13 115 (0.52%) AIX
14 65 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
15 47 (0.21%) Windows 8
16 43 (0.20%) zOS
17 40 (0.18%) CentOS
18 35 (0.16%) Windows XP
19 27 (0.12%) SUSE
20 25 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5895 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
2 2595 (11.79%) Project Management
3 2504 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 1753 (7.97%) Business Intelligence
5 1693 (7.69%) Scrum
6 1510 (6.86%) Migration
7 1499 (6.81%) TDD
8 1307 (5.94%) Programme Management
9 1306 (5.94%) Change Management
10 1288 (5.85%) DevOps
11 1200 (5.45%) Business Analysis
12 1102 (5.01%) Test Automation
13 1096 (4.98%) Analytics
14 1074 (4.88%) PRINCE2
15 1054 (4.79%) Continuous Integration
16 1042 (4.74%) SDLC
17 992 (4.51%) ITIL
18 918 (4.17%) Risk Management
19 858 (3.90%) User Acceptance Testing
20 801 (3.64%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 3315 (15.06%) Java
2 3209 (14.58%) SQL
3 1782 (8.10%) JavaScript
4 1653 (7.51%) C#
5 1337 (6.08%) Python
6 574 (2.61%) C++
7 461 (2.09%) PowerShell
8 401 (1.82%) Perl
9 360 (1.64%) VBA
10 356 (1.62%) T-SQL
11 319 (1.45%) Ruby
12 293 (1.33%) Shell Script
13 280 (1.27%) PL/SQL
14 261 (1.19%) Bash Shell
15 257 (1.17%) Scala
16 247 (1.12%) C
17 179 (0.81%) TypeScript
18 175 (0.80%) R
19 162 (0.74%) PHP
20 145 (0.66%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1442 (6.55%) Degree
2 754 (3.43%) Security Cleared
3 518 (2.35%) SC Cleared
4 247 (1.12%) PMP
5 232 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
6 225 (1.02%) CISSP
6 225 (1.02%) PMI Certification
7 211 (0.96%) ISEB
8 184 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
9 161 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 153 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
11 152 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
11 152 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 137 (0.62%) CISM
13 132 (0.60%) DV Cleared
14 129 (0.59%) ISTQB
15 126 (0.57%) CCNP
16 103 (0.47%) MCSE
17 89 (0.40%) ACCA
18 88 (0.40%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 839 (3.81%) QA
2 813 (3.69%) PMO
3 558 (2.54%) GDPR
4 469 (2.13%) MiFID
5 287 (1.30%) Data Quality
6 260 (1.18%) SLA
7 179 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 130 (0.59%) PCI DSS
9 120 (0.55%) EMIR
10 79 (0.36%) IFRS
11 77 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 55 (0.25%) PSD2
13 52 (0.24%) COBIT
14 48 (0.22%) Solvency II
15 44 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
16 39 (0.18%) SEPA
17 38 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
17 38 (0.17%) IFRS 9
18 25 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
19 23 (0.10%) FATCA
System Software
1 717 (3.26%) Active Directory
2 511 (2.32%) Docker
3 263 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 99 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
5 89 (0.40%) vSphere
6 86 (0.39%) HDFS
7 78 (0.35%) Hyper-V
8 68 (0.31%) XenApp
9 58 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
10 54 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
11 51 (0.23%) XenDesktop
12 48 (0.22%) Apache Flume
13 44 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 41 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
15 35 (0.16%) NFS
16 30 (0.14%) Veritas File System
17 29 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 26 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
19 25 (0.11%) Firmware
20 24 (0.11%) RACF
Systems Management
1 562 (2.55%) Ansible
2 498 (2.26%) Puppet
3 370 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
4 225 (1.02%) SCCM
5 175 (0.80%) Kubernetes
6 165 (0.75%) Terraform
7 125 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
8 69 (0.31%) NetBackup
9 57 (0.26%) Nagios
10 46 (0.21%) SCOM
11 43 (0.20%) Packer
12 42 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
12 42 (0.19%) Kibana
13 41 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 39 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
15 36 (0.16%) logstash
16 35 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
17 33 (0.15%) Control-M
18 31 (0.14%) Oozie
19 29 (0.13%) MOM
Vendors
1 2246 (10.21%) Microsoft
2 1996 (9.07%) Oracle
3 1705 (7.75%) SAP
4 506 (2.30%) VMware
5 463 (2.10%) IBM
6 446 (2.03%) Cisco
7 334 (1.52%) Citrix
8 324 (1.47%) Red Hat
9 316 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
10 303 (1.38%) HP
11 286 (1.30%) Sybase
12 242 (1.10%) Adobe
13 227 (1.03%) Tableau
14 211 (0.96%) Google
15 206 (0.94%) Bloomberg
16 191 (0.87%) TIBCO
17 166 (0.75%) ServiceNow
18 163 (0.74%) Splunk
19 152 (0.69%) CheckPoint
20 140 (0.64%) Symantec