Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 16,120 5,750 15,257
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 19.15% 18.44% 18.06%
As % of the General category 35.94% 34.72% 35.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,387 4,187 10,524
10th Percentile £362 £320 £313
25th Percentile £450 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.56%
75th Percentile £650 £625 £600
90th Percentile £738 £725 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 69 150
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.35 £11.25
25th Percentile £12.31 £14.00 £15.76
Median hourly rate £16.83 £20.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -15.88% -4.76% -6.67%
75th Percentile £37.50 £34.75 £29.33
90th Percentile £63.00 £54.50 £44.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.69% -20.00% -20.38%

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 44,851 16,563 43,513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.27% 53.12% 51.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,366 11,204 28,191
10th Percentile £306 £269 £263
25th Percentile £413 £375 £365
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.47% - +3.26%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £713 £700 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,378 547 1,479
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -13.64% +15.79% +7.16%
75th Percentile £42.95 £41.77 £40.00
90th Percentile £60.15 £51.60 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £20.13 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.29% +15.00% -

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 19 October 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 19 October 2021.

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 19 October 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 13,355 £550 +4.76% 3,538
London +1 9,173 £575 +4.55% 1,843
UK excluding London +6 4,515 £475 +5.56% 1,949
Work from Home 0 3,989 £550 +15.18% 711
South East +7 1,107 £500 +5.26% 379
North of England 0 945 £500 +15.74% 563
Scotland +1 838 £450 +5.88% 187
Midlands +4 678 £475 +15.85% 332
South West +5 506 £450 -14.29% 232
North West +4 494 £475 +15.15% 302
West Midlands +5 426 £475 +11.76% 199
Yorkshire -1 419 £508 +12.78% 185
East Midlands +3 250 £487 +28.53% 133
East of England +4 210 £475 +6.44% 167
Wales +8 151 £475 +15.15% 69
Northern Ireland 0 85 £475 +10.21% 20
North East +3 36 £425 - 76
Isle of Man - 1 £425 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 4,975 (30.86%) Agile Software Development
2 4,084 (25.33%) Social Skills
3 2,870 (17.80%) Banking
4 2,476 (15.36%) SQL
5 2,368 (14.69%) Azure
6 2,075 (12.87%) Java
7 1,907 (11.83%) DevOps
8 1,883 (11.68%) AWS
9 1,869 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
10 1,803 (11.18%) Python
11 1,776 (11.02%) Project Management
12 1,767 (10.96%) Microsoft
13 1,494 (9.27%) Oracle
14 1,453 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
15 1,402 (8.70%) JavaScript
16 1,362 (8.45%) Migration
17 1,355 (8.41%) SAP
18 1,348 (8.36%) Analytics
19 1,336 (8.29%) Business Intelligence
20 1,311 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
21 1,239 (7.69%) Scrum
22 1,133 (7.03%) Change Management
23 1,120 (6.95%) Kubernetes
24 1,112 (6.90%) Degree
25 1,064 (6.60%) Public Sector
26 996 (6.18%) Software Engineering
27 984 (6.10%) Project Delivery
28 965 (5.99%) Docker
29 951 (5.90%) C#
30 941 (5.84%) React

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
1 434 (2.69%) Confluence
2 365 (2.26%) SharePoint
3 284 (1.76%) Apache Spark
4 140 (0.87%) Apache
5 101 (0.63%) SAS
6 79 (0.49%) IIS
7 78 (0.48%) Tomcat
8 73 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
9 71 (0.44%) CMS
10 61 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
11 55 (0.34%) WebSphere
12 45 (0.28%) Jupyter
13 43 (0.27%) WebLogic
14 42 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 41 (0.25%) nginx
16 40 (0.25%) MS Exchange
17 28 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 26 (0.16%) Appian
19 25 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
20 24 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 795 (4.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 491 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
3 344 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 243 (1.51%) Microsoft Project
5 211 (1.31%) MS Visio
6 68 (0.42%) Sketch
7 66 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
8 54 (0.33%) Figma
9 41 (0.25%) InVision
10 36 (0.22%) Chatbot
11 29 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 26 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
13 25 (0.16%) Oracle Smart View
13 25 (0.16%) Photoshop
14 14 (0.087%) Open Workbench
15 9 (0.056%) Zeplin
16 6 (0.037%) Adobe XD
16 6 (0.037%) Camtasia
16 6 (0.037%) OmniGraffle
17 5 (0.031%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 232 (1.44%) SAP S/4HANA
2 145 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
3 118 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
4 108 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
5 104 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
6 94 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
7 86 (0.53%) SAP FI
8 82 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
9 70 (0.43%) SAP CO
10 67 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
11 66 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
12 65 (0.40%) NetSuite
13 61 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
14 60 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
15 57 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
16 49 (0.30%) SAP ERP
17 47 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
18 38 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
19 36 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
20 32 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 2,368 (14.69%) Azure
2 1,883 (11.68%) AWS
3 782 (4.85%) GCP
4 598 (3.71%) Power Platform
5 586 (3.64%) Serverless
6 461 (2.86%) Microsoft 365
7 409 (2.54%) SaaS
8 406 (2.52%) Dynamics 365
9 388 (2.41%) AWS Lambda
10 347 (2.15%) GitHub
11 331 (2.05%) Amazon S3
12 299 (1.85%) PaaS
13 281 (1.74%) IaaS
14 217 (1.35%) Amazon SQS
15 208 (1.29%) AWS Step Functions
16 171 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
17 143 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
18 127 (0.79%) Azure Data Factory
19 121 (0.75%) PowerApps
20 120 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 320 (1.99%) Firewall
2 179 (1.11%) Network Security
3 173 (1.07%) DNS
4 131 (0.81%) HTTP
5 129 (0.80%) TCP/IP
6 112 (0.69%) Internet
7 107 (0.66%) WAN
8 105 (0.65%) LAN
9 98 (0.61%) VPN
10 87 (0.54%) DHCP
11 76 (0.47%) SAN
12 63 (0.39%) SSL
13 56 (0.35%) Wireless
14 52 (0.32%) Skype
15 46 (0.29%) Kerberos
16 43 (0.27%) Unified Communications
17 42 (0.26%) BGP
18 41 (0.25%) Intranet
19 40 (0.25%) NAS
20 37 (0.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 855 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 588 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
3 524 (3.25%) Power BI
4 480 (2.98%) Big Data
5 461 (2.86%) Relational Database
6 308 (1.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 298 (1.85%) NoSQL
8 251 (1.56%) Tableau
9 244 (1.51%) Hadoop
10 238 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 234 (1.45%) Data Lake
12 231 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
13 228 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
14 223 (1.38%) Oracle Database
15 206 (1.28%) MongoDB
16 195 (1.21%) Metadata
17 161 (1.00%) RDBMS
18 140 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 133 (0.83%) MySQL
20 119 (0.74%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 920 (5.71%) JIRA
2 761 (4.72%) Git (software)
3 694 (4.31%) Jenkins
4 318 (1.97%) Maven
5 175 (1.09%) TeamCity
6 164 (1.02%) Selenium
7 143 (0.89%) Cucumber
8 141 (0.87%) GitLab
9 125 (0.78%) Bitbucket
10 122 (0.76%) JUnit
11 120 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
12 104 (0.65%) Visual Studio
13 96 (0.60%) Gradle
14 93 (0.58%) Subversion
15 88 (0.55%) Mockito
16 83 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
17 79 (0.49%) Postman
18 78 (0.48%) Artifactory
19 61 (0.38%) Jasmine
20 56 (0.35%) Cypress.io
General
1 4,084 (25.33%) Social Skills
2 2,870 (17.80%) Banking
3 1,453 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
4 1,064 (6.60%) Public Sector
5 902 (5.60%) Front Office
6 872 (5.41%) Marketing
7 798 (4.95%) Presentation Skills
8 728 (4.52%) Telecoms
9 708 (4.39%) Investment Banking
10 687 (4.26%) Manufacturing
11 593 (3.68%) Legal
12 511 (3.17%) Retail
13 494 (3.06%) Electronics
14 457 (2.83%) Financial Institution
15 385 (2.39%) Influencing Skills
16 308 (1.91%) Organisational Skills
17 201 (1.25%) Back Office
18 162 (1.00%) General Ledger
19 157 (0.97%) Retail Banking
20 145 (0.90%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3,360 (20.84%) Developer
2 2,562 (15.89%) Analyst
3 1,694 (10.51%) Project Manager
4 1,516 (9.40%) Architect
5 1,262 (7.83%) Business Analyst
6 1,062 (6.59%) Consultant
7 815 (5.06%) Java Developer
8 505 (3.13%) Senior Developer
9 504 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
10 413 (2.56%) Software Engineer
11 405 (2.51%) React Developer
12 395 (2.45%) IT Manager
13 393 (2.44%) Python Developer
14 383 (2.38%) Data Engineer
15 348 (2.16%) DevOps Engineer
16 340 (2.11%) Data Analyst
17 338 (2.10%) Designer
18 333 (2.07%) Financial Analyst
18 333 (2.07%) Programme Manager
19 301 (1.87%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 941 (5.84%) React
2 847 (5.25%) .NET
3 758 (4.70%) Web Services
4 650 (4.03%) Spring
5 615 (3.82%) AngularJS
6 589 (3.65%) HTML
7 574 (3.56%) Node.js
8 491 (3.05%) REST
9 465 (2.88%) CSS
10 428 (2.66%) Kafka
11 414 (2.57%) Spring Boot
12 330 (2.05%) RESTful
13 288 (1.79%) XML
14 276 (1.71%) JSON
15 267 (1.66%) Material-UI
16 217 (1.35%) HTML5
17 195 (1.21%) .NET Framework
18 187 (1.16%) Middleware
19 164 (1.02%) .NET Core
20 158 (0.98%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 607 (3.77%) User Experience
2 442 (2.74%) Derivative
3 439 (2.72%) Management Information System
4 415 (2.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 399 (2.48%) Fixed Income
6 338 (2.10%) Data Protection Act
7 329 (2.04%) Hedge funds
8 320 (1.99%) Equities
9 296 (1.84%) Data Centre
10 262 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
11 235 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
11 235 (1.46%) Public Cloud
12 215 (1.33%) Data Structures
13 198 (1.23%) Algorithms
13 198 (1.23%) Cloud Native
14 191 (1.18%) Legacy Systems
15 187 (1.16%) Virtual Team
16 181 (1.12%) Mobile App
17 170 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
18 143 (0.89%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 899 (5.58%) Windows
2 838 (5.20%) Linux
3 440 (2.73%) Unix
4 174 (1.08%) Windows Server
5 171 (1.06%) Windows 10
6 118 (0.73%) Android
7 104 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 102 (0.63%) Apple iOS
9 59 (0.37%) Windows 7
10 56 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 47 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
12 36 (0.22%) Solaris
13 32 (0.20%) VMS
14 30 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
15 26 (0.16%) AIX
16 20 (0.12%) CentOS
16 20 (0.12%) Mac OS
16 20 (0.12%) Mac OS X
17 18 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
18 15 (0.093%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,975 (30.86%) Agile Software Development
2 1,907 (11.83%) DevOps
3 1,869 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,776 (11.02%) Project Management
5 1,362 (8.45%) Migration
6 1,348 (8.36%) Analytics
7 1,336 (8.29%) Business Intelligence
8 1,311 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
9 1,239 (7.69%) Scrum
10 1,133 (7.03%) Change Management
11 996 (6.18%) Software Engineering
12 984 (6.10%) Project Delivery
13 939 (5.83%) Microservices
14 862 (5.35%) Asset Management
15 841 (5.22%) Programme Management
16 800 (4.96%) SDLC
17 756 (4.69%) Test Automation
18 752 (4.67%) Full Stack Development
19 741 (4.60%) Data Modelling
20 724 (4.49%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2,476 (15.36%) SQL
2 2,075 (12.87%) Java
3 1,803 (11.18%) Python
4 1,402 (8.70%) JavaScript
5 951 (5.90%) C#
6 649 (4.03%) TypeScript
7 380 (2.36%) PowerShell
8 366 (2.27%) C++
9 354 (2.20%) Java 8
10 352 (2.18%) Scala
11 263 (1.63%) T-SQL
12 225 (1.40%) Kotlin
13 218 (1.35%) PL/SQL
14 214 (1.33%) VBA
15 213 (1.32%) C
16 201 (1.25%) Bash Shell
17 136 (0.84%) Shell Script
18 122 (0.76%) R
19 101 (0.63%) Go
20 97 (0.60%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,112 (6.90%) Degree
2 612 (3.80%) Security Cleared
3 459 (2.85%) SC Cleared
4 212 (1.32%) CISSP
5 198 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 189 (1.17%) PMP
7 163 (1.01%) PMI Certification
8 139 (0.86%) CISM
9 101 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
10 91 (0.56%) Master's Degree
11 87 (0.54%) CRISC
12 80 (0.50%) CIMA
12 80 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 79 (0.49%) CISA
14 67 (0.42%) ACCA
14 67 (0.42%) ISEB
15 66 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
16 63 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
17 59 (0.37%) DV Cleared
18 53 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 539 (3.34%) PMO
2 499 (3.10%) QA
3 375 (2.33%) GDPR
4 328 (2.03%) Data Quality
5 160 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 150 (0.93%) SLA
7 128 (0.79%) Accessibility
8 113 (0.70%) NIST
9 106 (0.66%) IFRS
10 102 (0.63%) MiFID
11 87 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 77 (0.48%) PCI DSS
13 75 (0.47%) COBIT
14 65 (0.40%) GRC
15 48 (0.30%) GAAP
16 36 (0.22%) EMIR
17 29 (0.18%) ISO 20022
18 28 (0.17%) IFRS 9
19 27 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
20 26 (0.16%) Basel III
System Software
1 965 (5.99%) Docker
2 490 (3.04%) Active Directory
3 227 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 63 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
5 53 (0.33%) vSphere
6 52 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 47 (0.29%) Hyper-V
8 29 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
9 28 (0.17%) NFS
10 25 (0.16%) HDFS
11 24 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
12 20 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
13 18 (0.11%) XenApp
14 17 (0.11%) XenDesktop
15 16 (0.099%) VMware NSX
16 14 (0.087%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 11 (0.068%) Platform Symphony
18 10 (0.062%) KVM
19 9 (0.056%) Microsoft App-V
20 8 (0.050%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 1,120 (6.95%) Kubernetes
2 868 (5.38%) Terraform
3 465 (2.88%) Ansible
4 128 (0.79%) Puppet
5 122 (0.76%) SCCM
6 96 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
7 92 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
8 72 (0.45%) Grafana
9 70 (0.43%) Prometheus
10 48 (0.30%) Kibana
11 47 (0.29%) Istio
12 45 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
13 44 (0.27%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 35 (0.22%) Control-M
15 29 (0.18%) Data Guard
16 28 (0.17%) vRealize
17 26 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
18 24 (0.15%) logstash
18 24 (0.15%) Packer
19 22 (0.14%) Rancher
Vendors
1 1,767 (10.96%) Microsoft
2 1,494 (9.27%) Oracle
3 1,355 (8.41%) SAP
4 384 (2.38%) Google
5 334 (2.07%) VMware
6 322 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
7 225 (1.40%) ServiceNow
8 213 (1.32%) Cisco
9 179 (1.11%) IBM
10 176 (1.09%) Informatica
11 155 (0.96%) Adobe
12 149 (0.92%) Citrix
13 142 (0.88%) Databricks
13 142 (0.88%) Splunk
14 121 (0.75%) Red Hat
15 110 (0.68%) Workday
16 94 (0.58%) Alteryx
17 85 (0.53%) JD Edwards
18 84 (0.52%) HP
19 82 (0.51%) MuleSoft