Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 20,648 20,340 21,646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.17% 21.27% 19.82%
As % of the General category 54.45% 53.49% 53.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,187 14,132 15,311
UK median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £408
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 164 286
UK median hourly rate £23.65 £25.50 £20.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.25% +22.01% -1.07%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.16 £10.23
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.86 £55.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% +31.58% -3.80%

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 37,922 38,025 40,448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.05% 39.77% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,696 24,989 26,839
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 857 840 944
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +6.81% +4.58%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.27 £47.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.91% +10.00% -2.57%

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018. 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 18,692 £500 +5.26% 4,159
London 0 11,350 £525 +1.45% 2,232
UK excluding London 0 9,030 £425 - 2,187
South East 0 2,686 £450 +5.88% 537
North of England -3 1,696 £413 +3.13% 549
Scotland -1 1,465 £425 +6.25% 208
South West +1 1,129 £425 +3.28% 312
Midlands -2 1,051 £413 - 288
North West -2 834 £413 +3.13% 288
Yorkshire -1 758 £413 -1.79% 217
East of England -1 718 £500 +11.11% 228
West Midlands -3 563 £425 +6.25% 193
East Midlands -1 438 £388 -8.82% 95
Wales 0 158 £425 +6.25% 47
Northern Ireland 0 137 £431 +4.48% 14
North East -9 110 £463 +18.59% 44
Channel Islands +5 12 £625 - 2
Isle of Man -2 3 £450 - 2

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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 5,901 (28.58%) Agile Software Development
2 4,072 (19.72%) Banking
3 3,304 (16.00%) SQL
4 2,715 (13.15%) Java
5 2,488 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 2,334 (11.30%) Microsoft
7 2,312 (11.20%) Project Management
8 2,007 (9.72%) Oracle
9 1,891 (9.16%) JavaScript
10 1,860 (9.01%) C#
11 1,745 (8.45%) Windows
12 1,739 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
13 1,674 (8.11%) SQL Server
14 1,666 (8.07%) Scrum
15 1,598 (7.74%) .NET
16 1,568 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
17 1,486 (7.20%) Migration
18 1,460 (7.07%) SAP
19 1,432 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
20 1,400 (6.78%) Linux
21 1,391 (6.74%) TDD
22 1,383 (6.70%) Python
23 1,341 (6.49%) DevOps
24 1,281 (6.20%) Degree
25 1,262 (6.11%) Amazon AWS
26 1,249 (6.05%) HTML
27 1,174 (5.69%) Microsoft Excel
28 1,123 (5.44%) Microsoft Azure
29 1,119 (5.42%) Analytics
30 1,095 (5.30%) Change Management

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
1 456 (2.21%) SharePoint
2 452 (2.19%) Apache Spark
3 371 (1.80%) Confluence
4 281 (1.36%) SAS
5 221 (1.07%) WebSphere
6 215 (1.04%) Apache
7 212 (1.03%) CMS
8 184 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
9 168 (0.81%) Tomcat
10 158 (0.77%) IIS
11 155 (0.75%) MS Exchange
12 141 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 112 (0.54%) Skype for Business
14 102 (0.49%) WebLogic
15 86 (0.42%) JBoss
16 84 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
16 84 (0.41%) Mule
17 80 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
18 69 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
19 67 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1,174 (5.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 806 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
3 494 (2.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 375 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
5 336 (1.63%) MS Visio
6 100 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 96 (0.46%) InVision
8 87 (0.42%) Photoshop
9 64 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
10 48 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 18 (0.087%) Open Workbench
12 15 (0.073%) Chatbot
13 12 (0.058%) InDesign
13 12 (0.058%) SPSS
14 10 (0.048%) Acrobat
15 9 (0.044%) Adobe Captivate
15 9 (0.044%) UserZoom
16 7 (0.034%) OmniGraffle
17 6 (0.029%) Adobe After Effects
18 5 (0.024%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 217 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
2 215 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
3 175 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
4 164 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
5 148 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
6 142 (0.69%) SAP FI
7 121 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
8 118 (0.57%) SAP CO
9 115 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
10 110 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
11 107 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
12 80 (0.39%) SAP ERP
13 79 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
14 77 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 76 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
16 70 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
17 63 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
17 63 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
18 61 (0.30%) NetSuite
19 60 (0.29%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1,262 (6.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1,123 (5.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 545 (2.64%) Office 365
4 302 (1.46%) PaaS
5 242 (1.17%) SaaS
6 227 (1.10%) GitHub
7 216 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
8 178 (0.86%) IaaS
9 159 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
10 145 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
11 144 (0.70%) Serverless
12 127 (0.62%) OpenShift
13 110 (0.53%) Amazon S3
14 97 (0.47%) npm
15 96 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
16 82 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
17 62 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 52 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
19 48 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 48 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 449 (2.17%) Firewall
2 261 (1.26%) WAN
3 248 (1.20%) Internet
4 241 (1.17%) LAN
5 234 (1.13%) DNS
6 214 (1.04%) TCP/IP
7 208 (1.01%) Network Security
8 205 (0.99%) SMS
9 161 (0.78%) Skype
10 151 (0.73%) SAN
11 147 (0.71%) VPN
12 118 (0.57%) DHCP
13 112 (0.54%) HTTP
14 108 (0.52%) Wireless
15 85 (0.41%) MPLS
16 84 (0.41%) BGP
17 83 (0.40%) SSL
18 78 (0.38%) Unified Communications
18 78 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
19 76 (0.37%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,674 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 761 (3.69%) Big Data
3 746 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
4 604 (2.93%) Hadoop
5 576 (2.79%) Relational Database
6 458 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 354 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 349 (1.69%) NoSQL
9 306 (1.48%) MongoDB
10 285 (1.38%) Blockchain
11 284 (1.38%) Oracle Database
12 273 (1.32%) MySQL
13 270 (1.31%) Power BI
14 261 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
15 250 (1.21%) Apache Hive
16 195 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
17 186 (0.90%) RDBMS
17 186 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 166 (0.80%) DB2
19 143 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 989 (4.79%) Git (software)
2 942 (4.56%) Jenkins
3 850 (4.12%) JIRA
4 404 (1.96%) Selenium
5 397 (1.92%) Maven
6 287 (1.39%) Cucumber
7 282 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 276 (1.34%) TeamCity
9 270 (1.31%) Visual Studio
10 206 (1.00%) Subversion
11 184 (0.89%) JUnit
12 182 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
13 154 (0.75%) webpack
14 152 (0.74%) SpecFlow
15 119 (0.58%) NUnit
16 102 (0.49%) Eclipse
16 102 (0.49%) WebDriver
17 99 (0.48%) Gradle
18 96 (0.46%) Jasmine
19 92 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4,072 (19.72%) Banking
2 900 (4.36%) Front Office
3 865 (4.19%) Marketing
4 863 (4.18%) Telecoms
5 858 (4.16%) Retail
6 813 (3.94%) Investment Banking
7 787 (3.81%) Manufacturing
8 720 (3.49%) Financial Institution
9 578 (2.80%) Legal
10 455 (2.20%) Electronics
11 345 (1.67%) Retail Banking
12 279 (1.35%) Back Office
13 247 (1.20%) Advertising
14 185 (0.90%) General Ledger
15 183 (0.89%) Billing
16 178 (0.86%) Law
17 102 (0.49%) Publishing
18 89 (0.43%) Games
18 89 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
19 66 (0.32%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 5,106 (24.73%) Developer
2 3,673 (17.79%) Analyst
3 2,197 (10.64%) Project Manager
4 1,585 (7.68%) Business Analyst
5 1,441 (6.98%) Architect
6 1,156 (5.60%) Java Developer
7 1,102 (5.34%) Consultant
8 851 (4.12%) C# Developer
9 793 (3.84%) Senior Developer
10 642 (3.11%) .NET Developer
11 568 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
12 552 (2.67%) Financial Analyst
13 432 (2.09%) IT Manager
14 420 (2.03%) DevOps Engineer
15 419 (2.03%) Designer
16 386 (1.87%) Data Analyst
17 356 (1.72%) SQL Developer
18 352 (1.70%) React Developer
19 348 (1.69%) C# .NET Developer
20 324 (1.57%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,598 (7.74%) .NET
2 1,249 (6.05%) HTML
3 1,024 (4.96%) AngularJS
4 1,004 (4.86%) CSS
5 886 (4.29%) Web Services
6 713 (3.45%) React
7 700 (3.39%) Spring
8 667 (3.23%) REST
9 578 (2.80%) HTML5
10 569 (2.76%) XML
11 557 (2.70%) RESTful
12 535 (2.59%) Node.js
13 495 (2.40%) ASP.NET
14 488 (2.36%) JSON
15 437 (2.12%) Middleware
16 430 (2.08%) SOAP
17 421 (2.04%) Kafka
18 366 (1.77%) jQuery
19 289 (1.40%) WCF
20 287 (1.39%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1,739 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
2 852 (4.13%) User Experience
3 756 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
4 541 (2.62%) Fintech
5 528 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 511 (2.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 508 (2.46%) Computer Science
8 496 (2.40%) Data Centre
9 447 (2.16%) Fixed Income
10 390 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
11 340 (1.65%) Derivative
12 311 (1.51%) Algorithms
13 289 (1.40%) Mobile App
14 271 (1.31%) Equities
15 237 (1.15%) Virtual Team
16 233 (1.13%) Data Structures
17 193 (0.93%) Hedge funds
18 183 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
19 147 (0.71%) Credit Risk
20 135 (0.65%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1,745 (8.45%) Windows
2 1,400 (6.78%) Linux
3 1,025 (4.96%) Unix
4 430 (2.08%) Windows Server
5 414 (2.01%) Windows 10
6 302 (1.46%) Windows 7
7 270 (1.31%) Apple iOS
8 250 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 239 (1.16%) Android
10 177 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 166 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
12 128 (0.62%) Solaris
13 87 (0.42%) AIX
14 55 (0.27%) Windows 8
15 45 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
16 41 (0.20%) Windows XP
17 32 (0.15%) Mac OS
18 27 (0.13%) Mac OS X
19 21 (0.10%) zOS
20 20 (0.097%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,901 (28.58%) Agile Software Development
2 2,488 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 2,312 (11.20%) Project Management
4 1,666 (8.07%) Scrum
5 1,568 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
6 1,486 (7.20%) Migration
7 1,432 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
8 1,391 (6.74%) TDD
9 1,341 (6.49%) DevOps
10 1,119 (5.42%) Analytics
11 1,095 (5.30%) Change Management
12 1,038 (5.03%) Business Analysis
13 993 (4.81%) ITIL
14 986 (4.78%) Test Automation
15 943 (4.57%) PRINCE2
16 911 (4.41%) SDLC
17 903 (4.37%) Programme Management
18 854 (4.14%) Continuous Integration
19 799 (3.87%) Waterfall
20 775 (3.75%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3,304 (16.00%) SQL
2 2,715 (13.15%) Java
3 1,891 (9.16%) JavaScript
4 1,860 (9.01%) C#
5 1,383 (6.70%) Python
6 461 (2.23%) Java 8
7 445 (2.16%) PowerShell
8 399 (1.93%) C++
9 329 (1.59%) T-SQL
10 293 (1.42%) VBA
11 287 (1.39%) Scala
12 285 (1.38%) PL/SQL
13 276 (1.34%) Bash Shell
13 276 (1.34%) C
14 263 (1.27%) Shell Script
15 253 (1.23%) Ruby
16 236 (1.14%) TypeScript
17 235 (1.14%) Perl
18 205 (0.99%) R
19 186 (0.90%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,281 (6.20%) Degree
2 657 (3.18%) Security Cleared
3 476 (2.31%) SC Cleared
4 265 (1.28%) CISSP
5 233 (1.13%) PMI Certification
6 229 (1.11%) PMP
7 214 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
8 205 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
9 185 (0.90%) ISEB
10 176 (0.85%) CISM
11 141 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 130 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 129 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
14 128 (0.62%) ISTQB
15 120 (0.58%) CCNP
16 111 (0.54%) CISA
17 110 (0.53%) Master's Degree
18 99 (0.48%) CCNA
19 98 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
20 80 (0.39%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 716 (3.47%) PMO
2 705 (3.41%) QA
3 377 (1.83%) Data Quality
4 373 (1.81%) GDPR
5 273 (1.32%) SLA
6 132 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 126 (0.61%) PCI DSS
8 106 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 88 (0.43%) IFRS
10 84 (0.41%) PSD2
11 79 (0.38%) MiFID
12 67 (0.32%) COBIT
13 46 (0.22%) GCP
14 45 (0.22%) Solvency II
15 32 (0.15%) IFRS 9
16 29 (0.14%) EMIR
17 23 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
18 22 (0.11%) ISO 20022
19 19 (0.092%) Actionable Recommendations
20 18 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 742 (3.59%) Active Directory
2 622 (3.01%) Docker
3 317 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 129 (0.62%) XenDesktop
5 118 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
5 118 (0.57%) XenApp
6 104 (0.50%) HDFS
7 84 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
8 82 (0.40%) vSphere
9 77 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
10 73 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 64 (0.31%) Hyper-V
12 45 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
13 44 (0.21%) Apache Flume
14 29 (0.14%) NFS
14 29 (0.14%) XenServer
15 28 (0.14%) ProxySG
16 27 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
17 24 (0.12%) BitLocker
18 22 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 491 (2.38%) Ansible
2 340 (1.65%) Puppet
3 335 (1.62%) Kubernetes
4 328 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 295 (1.43%) Terraform
6 287 (1.39%) SCCM
7 104 (0.50%) Oozie
8 86 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
9 66 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
10 64 (0.31%) Packer
11 62 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
12 53 (0.26%) Control-M
13 51 (0.25%) Salt
14 45 (0.22%) Mesos
15 43 (0.21%) WSUS
16 37 (0.18%) HP ALM
17 36 (0.17%) SCOM
18 35 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
18 35 (0.17%) NetBackup
19 34 (0.16%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2,334 (11.30%) Microsoft
2 2,007 (9.72%) Oracle
3 1,460 (7.07%) SAP
4 537 (2.60%) VMware
5 456 (2.21%) Cisco
6 405 (1.96%) IBM
7 389 (1.88%) Citrix
8 290 (1.40%) Tableau
9 252 (1.22%) Google
10 251 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
11 225 (1.09%) Red Hat
12 195 (0.94%) Splunk
13 188 (0.91%) HP
14 182 (0.88%) Adobe
15 171 (0.83%) ServiceNow
16 169 (0.82%) Bloomberg
17 144 (0.70%) Sybase
18 139 (0.67%) Informatica
19 128 (0.62%) Hyperion
20 121 (0.59%) CheckPoint