Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 19977 22010 24069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.98% 20.03% 21.33%
As % of the General category 53.53% 54.06% 54.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13827 15566 16269
UK median daily rate £468 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £306 £288 £275
90th Percentile £650 £627 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 290 330
UK median hourly rate £26.61 £21.00 £20.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.69% +0.74% +15.81%
10th Percentile £12.10 £10.59 £10.04
90th Percentile £52.23 £57.50 £43.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.31 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +33.21% - +8.57%

Finance is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 37320 40714 44371
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.19% 37.06% 39.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 24432 26918 27919
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.75% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 883 952 1097
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.51% +1.47%
10th Percentile £11.42 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £25.66
% change year-on-year -5.45% +7.17% +2.64%

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 26 July 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 26 July 2017.

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 26 July 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 18068 £475 +5.56% 2858
London 0 10382 £513 +4.59% 1678
UK excluding London 0 9261 £425 +4.94% 1322
South East +1 2622 £425 - 334
North of England 0 1958 £405 +1.25% 363
Scotland 0 1201 £400 -3.03% 126
South West 0 1159 £410 +9.33% 162
Midlands 0 1146 £415 +0.61% 167
North West 0 1086 £400 - 206
Yorkshire 0 758 £420 +5.00% 133
East of England 0 693 £450 +5.88% 138
West Midlands +1 610 £400 - 106
East Midlands 0 506 £425 - 59
Northern Ireland 0 372 £413 +58.65% 13
Wales -1 126 £400 +6.67% 17
North East -6 112 £388 +10.71% 24
Isle of Man 0 4 £450 -10.00% 1
Channel Islands -4 4 - - 1

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 4981 (24.93%) Banking
2 4841 (24.23%) Agile Software Development
3 3176 (15.90%) SQL
4 2742 (13.73%) Java
5 2383 (11.93%) Project Management
6 2311 (11.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 2142 (10.72%) Oracle
8 2039 (10.21%) Microsoft
9 1853 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
10 1792 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
11 1787 (8.95%) SAP
12 1572 (7.87%) Linux
13 1570 (7.86%) JavaScript
14 1510 (7.56%) Scrum
15 1498 (7.50%) Windows
16 1467 (7.34%) C#
17 1441 (7.21%) SQL Server
18 1369 (6.85%) HTML
19 1361 (6.81%) Migration
20 1317 (6.59%) Marketing
21 1292 (6.47%) Degree
22 1287 (6.44%) Programme Management
23 1254 (6.28%) .NET
24 1251 (6.26%) Investment Banking
25 1247 (6.24%) TDD
25 1247 (6.24%) Unix
26 1242 (6.22%) Telecoms
27 1187 (5.94%) Retail
28 1133 (5.67%) Change Management
28 1133 (5.67%) Python

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
1 485 (2.43%) SharePoint
2 292 (1.46%) SAS
3 286 (1.43%) Confluence
4 270 (1.35%) Apache Spark
5 242 (1.21%) WebSphere
6 224 (1.12%) Apache
7 188 (0.94%) CMS
8 174 (0.87%) Tomcat
9 165 (0.83%) MS Exchange
10 146 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 139 (0.70%) IIS
12 131 (0.66%) JBoss
13 106 (0.53%) WebLogic
14 99 (0.50%) Skype for Business
15 94 (0.47%) Mule
16 82 (0.41%) OpenStack
17 73 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
18 66 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
19 65 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
20 62 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1125 (5.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 797 (3.99%) Microsoft Office
3 465 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 456 (2.28%) Microsoft Project
5 354 (1.77%) MS Visio
6 113 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 83 (0.42%) Photoshop
8 48 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
9 40 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 22 (0.11%) InVision
11 19 (0.095%) SPSS
12 17 (0.085%) OmniGraffle
13 10 (0.050%) Adobe After Effects
13 10 (0.050%) Open Workbench
14 8 (0.040%) InDesign
14 8 (0.040%) Stata
15 6 (0.030%) S-PLUS
16 5 (0.025%) Adobe Premiere
16 5 (0.025%) EngageOne
16 5 (0.025%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 236 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
2 222 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 193 (0.97%) SAP FI
4 184 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
5 176 (0.88%) SAP CO
6 168 (0.84%) SAP FI/CO
7 158 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
8 139 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
9 95 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
10 94 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
11 91 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
12 87 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
13 63 (0.32%) SAP ERP
13 63 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
14 57 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
15 56 (0.28%) ION MarketView
16 45 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
17 44 (0.22%) Markit EDM
17 44 (0.22%) Temenos T24
18 39 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 717 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
2 592 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 315 (1.58%) Office 365
4 198 (0.99%) PaaS
5 160 (0.80%) SaaS
6 108 (0.54%) IaaS
7 96 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
8 82 (0.41%) OpenShift
9 80 (0.40%) GitHub
10 69 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
11 55 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
12 47 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
13 41 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
13 41 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
14 31 (0.16%) Google Analytics
15 28 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
16 23 (0.12%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 22 (0.11%) Amazon S3
18 20 (0.10%) G Suite
19 19 (0.095%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 383 (1.92%) Firewall
2 238 (1.19%) Internet
3 210 (1.05%) WAN
4 208 (1.04%) LAN
4 208 (1.04%) SAN
5 198 (0.99%) TCP/IP
6 170 (0.85%) DNS
7 149 (0.75%) VPN
8 131 (0.66%) Network Security
9 119 (0.60%) LDAP
10 112 (0.56%) SSL
11 111 (0.56%) Wireless
12 93 (0.47%) NAS
13 85 (0.43%) BGP
14 84 (0.42%) HTTP
15 83 (0.42%) Skype
16 77 (0.39%) OSPF
17 76 (0.38%) DHCP
17 76 (0.38%) Intranet
17 76 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1441 (7.21%) SQL Server
2 646 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 644 (3.22%) Relational Database
4 591 (2.96%) Big Data
5 438 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 422 (2.11%) Hadoop
7 354 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 353 (1.77%) Oracle Database
9 318 (1.59%) MongoDB
10 280 (1.40%) NoSQL
11 212 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 205 (1.03%) MySQL
13 201 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
14 199 (1.00%) DB2
15 195 (0.98%) RDBMS
16 175 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
17 174 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
18 170 (0.85%) QlikView
19 169 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
20 146 (0.73%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 737 (3.69%) Git (software)
2 721 (3.61%) JIRA
3 673 (3.37%) Jenkins
4 409 (2.05%) Maven
5 292 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 269 (1.35%) Selenium
7 246 (1.23%) Subversion
8 228 (1.14%) TeamCity
9 223 (1.12%) Cucumber
10 193 (0.97%) Visual Studio
11 177 (0.89%) JUnit
12 115 (0.58%) Gradle
13 110 (0.55%) Bitbucket
14 102 (0.51%) Grunt
15 101 (0.51%) NUnit
15 101 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
16 96 (0.48%) WebDriver
17 88 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 87 (0.44%) gulp
19 84 (0.42%) SoapUI
General
1 4981 (24.93%) Banking
2 1317 (6.59%) Marketing
3 1251 (6.26%) Investment Banking
4 1242 (6.22%) Telecoms
5 1187 (5.94%) Retail
6 1088 (5.45%) Front Office
7 1029 (5.15%) Manufacturing
8 799 (4.00%) Electronics
9 723 (3.62%) Financial Institution
10 632 (3.16%) Legal
11 340 (1.70%) Back Office
12 333 (1.67%) Retail Banking
13 233 (1.17%) Law
14 163 (0.82%) Advertising
15 137 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
16 135 (0.68%) Billing
17 132 (0.66%) General Ledger
18 89 (0.45%) Publishing
19 77 (0.39%) Games
20 69 (0.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4920 (24.63%) Developer
2 4158 (20.81%) Analyst
3 2079 (10.41%) Project Manager
4 1904 (9.53%) Business Analyst
5 1344 (6.73%) Consultant
6 1301 (6.51%) Java Developer
7 1276 (6.39%) Architect
8 749 (3.75%) Senior Developer
9 612 (3.06%) C# Developer
10 597 (2.99%) Financial Analyst
11 456 (2.28%) .NET Developer
12 445 (2.23%) Solutions Architect
13 441 (2.21%) SQL Developer
14 408 (2.04%) IT Manager
15 389 (1.95%) Data Analyst
16 388 (1.94%) Programme Manager
17 352 (1.76%) Administrator
18 346 (1.73%) Senior Java Developer
18 346 (1.73%) Test Analyst
19 341 (1.71%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1369 (6.85%) HTML
2 1254 (6.28%) .NET
3 1054 (5.28%) CSS
4 919 (4.60%) AngularJS
5 818 (4.09%) Web Services
6 753 (3.77%) XML
7 743 (3.72%) HTML5
8 709 (3.55%) Spring
9 619 (3.10%) REST
10 550 (2.75%) JSON
11 476 (2.38%) Node.js
12 471 (2.36%) Middleware
13 448 (2.24%) jQuery
14 422 (2.11%) ASP.NET
15 421 (2.11%) SOAP
16 403 (2.02%) CSS3
17 389 (1.95%) React
18 360 (1.80%) RESTful
19 288 (1.44%) J2EE
20 273 (1.37%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 1853 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
2 632 (3.16%) User Experience
3 611 (3.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 593 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
5 564 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 526 (2.63%) Data Centre
7 477 (2.39%) Fixed Income
8 465 (2.33%) Derivative
9 443 (2.22%) Computer Science
10 437 (2.19%) Equities
11 421 (2.11%) Fintech
12 278 (1.39%) Virtual Team
13 239 (1.20%) Mobile App
14 217 (1.09%) Data Structures
15 211 (1.06%) Credit Risk
16 200 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
17 194 (0.97%) Market Risk
18 153 (0.77%) Hedge funds
18 153 (0.77%) PMI
19 126 (0.63%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1572 (7.87%) Linux
2 1498 (7.50%) Windows
3 1247 (6.24%) Unix
4 379 (1.90%) Windows Server
5 228 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 223 (1.12%) Android
7 220 (1.10%) Apple iOS
8 202 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 172 (0.86%) Solaris
10 156 (0.78%) Windows 7
11 136 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
12 131 (0.66%) Windows 10
13 117 (0.59%) AIX
14 48 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
15 45 (0.23%) CentOS
16 40 (0.20%) zOS
17 38 (0.19%) Mac OS X
18 33 (0.17%) Windows 8
19 29 (0.15%) Windows XP
20 19 (0.095%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4841 (24.23%) Agile Software Development
2 2383 (11.93%) Project Management
3 2311 (11.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1792 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
5 1510 (7.56%) Scrum
6 1361 (6.81%) Migration
7 1287 (6.44%) Programme Management
8 1247 (6.24%) TDD
9 1133 (5.67%) Change Management
10 1076 (5.39%) Business Analysis
11 1068 (5.35%) PRINCE2
12 1034 (5.18%) DevOps
13 991 (4.96%) Analytics
14 909 (4.55%) ITIL
15 907 (4.54%) SDLC
16 843 (4.22%) Test Automation
17 827 (4.14%) Digital Marketing
18 810 (4.05%) Risk Management
19 801 (4.01%) Data Modelling
20 713 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 3176 (15.90%) SQL
2 2742 (13.73%) Java
3 1570 (7.86%) JavaScript
4 1467 (7.34%) C#
5 1133 (5.67%) Python
6 590 (2.95%) C++
7 446 (2.23%) Perl
8 398 (1.99%) PowerShell
9 355 (1.78%) Shell Script
10 352 (1.76%) PL/SQL
11 341 (1.71%) T-SQL
12 340 (1.70%) VBA
13 285 (1.43%) C
14 253 (1.27%) Scala
15 225 (1.13%) Ruby
16 220 (1.10%) Bash Shell
17 166 (0.83%) R
18 142 (0.71%) VB
19 141 (0.71%) PHP
20 136 (0.68%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1292 (6.47%) Degree
2 793 (3.97%) Security Cleared
3 571 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 290 (1.45%) PMI Certification
5 261 (1.31%) ISEB
6 231 (1.16%) CISSP
7 219 (1.10%) PMP
8 188 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
9 173 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
10 166 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 160 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 148 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
13 143 (0.72%) DV Cleared
14 139 (0.70%) ISTQB
15 138 (0.69%) CISM
16 133 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
17 117 (0.59%) CCNP
18 97 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
19 90 (0.45%) ACCA
20 89 (0.45%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 708 (3.54%) PMO
2 627 (3.14%) QA
3 445 (2.23%) MiFID
4 273 (1.37%) Data Quality
4 273 (1.37%) GDPR
5 209 (1.05%) SLA
6 137 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 120 (0.60%) PCI DSS
8 102 (0.51%) IFRS
9 98 (0.49%) EMIR
10 77 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
11 61 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 56 (0.28%) IFRS 9
13 54 (0.27%) SEPA
14 48 (0.24%) COBIT
15 44 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
16 38 (0.19%) GAAP
17 37 (0.19%) Solvency II
18 30 (0.15%) FATCA
19 25 (0.13%) Basel III
System Software
1 558 (2.79%) Active Directory
2 308 (1.54%) Docker
3 243 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 70 (0.35%) HDFS
4 70 (0.35%) vSphere
5 69 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
6 66 (0.33%) Hyper-V
7 59 (0.30%) XenApp
8 58 (0.29%) XenDesktop
9 52 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
10 40 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
11 38 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 34 (0.17%) Apache Flume
13 32 (0.16%) Time Sharing Option
14 31 (0.16%) NFS
14 31 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
15 28 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
16 25 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 24 (0.12%) Veritas File System
18 18 (0.090%) RACF
Systems Management
1 382 (1.91%) Ansible
2 352 (1.76%) Puppet
3 266 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
4 174 (0.87%) SCCM
5 115 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
6 113 (0.57%) Kubernetes
7 111 (0.56%) Terraform
8 69 (0.35%) NetBackup
9 52 (0.26%) SCOM
10 43 (0.22%) Tivoli
11 41 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
11 41 (0.21%) Nagios
12 37 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
13 34 (0.17%) Control-M
13 34 (0.17%) Kibana
14 31 (0.16%) AirWatch
15 30 (0.15%) TIBCO Hawk
16 28 (0.14%) MOM
17 27 (0.14%) vCenter Server
18 26 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2142 (10.72%) Oracle
2 2039 (10.21%) Microsoft
3 1787 (8.95%) SAP
4 477 (2.39%) IBM
5 452 (2.26%) Cisco
6 433 (2.17%) VMware
7 353 (1.77%) Sybase
8 291 (1.46%) Citrix
9 282 (1.41%) Red Hat
10 271 (1.36%) HP
11 210 (1.05%) ServiceNow
12 206 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
13 187 (0.94%) Tableau
14 177 (0.89%) Splunk
15 164 (0.82%) Google
16 161 (0.81%) Informatica
16 161 (0.81%) TIBCO
17 159 (0.80%) Adobe
18 147 (0.74%) Bloomberg
19 142 (0.71%) CheckPoint
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