Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 17,545 20,685 18,373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.15% 20.38% 20.32%
As % of the General category 53.59% 54.59% 52.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,068 14,140 12,754
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £325 £310 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 230 185
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £22.69 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.44% -24.38% +36.36%
10th Percentile £11.28 £12.44 £13.00
90th Percentile £48.63 £52.65 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £26.42 £30.00
% change year-on-year -24.29% -11.95% +55.84%

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 32,741 37,891 34,784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.73% 37.33% 38.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,308 24,714 22,806
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £306 £295 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +3.53% +5.46% +0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 742 867 892
UK median hourly rate £29.18 £26.22 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.31% +4.86% -9.09%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.33 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.23 £51.34 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.59 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +30.36% - -11.50%

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019. 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 16,020 £500 - 2,707
London 0 10,038 £525 - 1,320
UK excluding London 0 7,269 £450 +5.88% 1,624
South East -1 2,054 £475 +5.56% 360
North of England -1 1,498 £425 +6.25% 458
Scotland -1 1,111 £450 +5.88% 166
South West -1 1,036 £475 +11.76% 170
Midlands -4 778 £425 +6.25% 236
Yorkshire +1 739 £426 +6.56% 186
North West -2 702 £425 +3.03% 231
East of England 0 544 £500 +2.56% 164
West Midlands -9 449 £425 +1.19% 157
East Midlands -1 315 £400 +6.67% 79
Wales +6 170 £450 +12.50% 61
Northern Ireland -1 82 £400 -8.47% 10
North East -21 64 £400 -12.09% 42
Channel Islands +1 9 £713 +98.61% 1
Isle of Man -1 3 £600 +50.00% 1

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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 4,924 (28.06%) Agile Software Development
2 3,368 (19.20%) Banking
3 2,506 (14.28%) SQL
4 2,199 (12.53%) Java
5 1,913 (10.90%) Microsoft
6 1,850 (10.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 1,816 (10.35%) Project Management
8 1,708 (9.73%) DevOps
9 1,694 (9.66%) Amazon AWS
10 1,664 (9.48%) Microsoft Azure
11 1,504 (8.57%) JavaScript
12 1,488 (8.48%) Oracle
13 1,467 (8.36%) Windows
14 1,410 (8.04%) Python
15 1,398 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
16 1,369 (7.80%) Migration
17 1,363 (7.77%) C#
18 1,331 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
19 1,330 (7.58%) .NET
20 1,322 (7.53%) SAP
21 1,312 (7.48%) Scrum
22 1,252 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
23 1,246 (7.10%) SQL Server
24 1,197 (6.82%) Analytics
25 1,071 (6.10%) TDD
26 1,020 (5.81%) Linux
27 994 (5.67%) Degree
28 959 (5.47%) HTML
29 948 (5.40%) Microsoft Excel
30 926 (5.28%) 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
1 473 (2.70%) Apache Spark
2 421 (2.40%) SharePoint
3 388 (2.21%) Confluence
4 221 (1.26%) Apache
5 194 (1.11%) SAS
6 168 (0.96%) Skype for Business
7 165 (0.94%) WebSphere
8 144 (0.82%) IIS
9 142 (0.81%) CMS
10 140 (0.80%) MS Exchange
11 133 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
12 130 (0.74%) Tomcat
13 99 (0.56%) Mule
14 98 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 73 (0.42%) Oracle Service Bus
16 71 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
17 68 (0.39%) JBoss
18 53 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
19 51 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 51 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 948 (5.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 709 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
3 435 (2.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 292 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
5 243 (1.39%) MS Visio
6 137 (0.78%) Sketch
7 101 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
8 82 (0.47%) InVision
9 65 (0.37%) Photoshop
10 48 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
11 23 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 22 (0.13%) Chatbot
12 22 (0.13%) Open Workbench
13 21 (0.12%) Zeplin
14 18 (0.10%) Marvel
15 14 (0.080%) SPSS
16 6 (0.034%) Flinto
16 6 (0.034%) OmniGraffle
17 5 (0.028%) Figma
17 5 (0.028%) Stata
Business Applications
1 181 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 172 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
3 163 (0.93%) SAP FI
4 143 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
5 140 (0.80%) SAP CO
6 138 (0.79%) SAP FI/CO
7 122 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
8 121 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
9 118 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
10 107 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
11 95 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
12 85 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
13 83 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
14 79 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 78 (0.44%) SAP BPC
16 71 (0.40%) NetSuite
17 68 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
18 57 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
19 49 (0.28%) SAP ERP
20 44 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,694 (9.66%) Amazon AWS
2 1,664 (9.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 591 (3.37%) Office 365
4 426 (2.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 347 (1.98%) Serverless
6 340 (1.94%) Power Platform
7 282 (1.61%) SaaS
8 260 (1.48%) PaaS
9 245 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
10 234 (1.33%) OpenShift
11 231 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
12 215 (1.23%) Amazon S3
13 202 (1.15%) IaaS
14 194 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
15 185 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
16 170 (0.97%) GitHub
17 147 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
18 125 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
19 100 (0.57%) npm
20 97 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 463 (2.64%) Firewall
2 248 (1.41%) DNS
3 243 (1.39%) WAN
4 206 (1.17%) LAN
5 179 (1.02%) Network Security
6 172 (0.98%) Internet
7 168 (0.96%) Skype
8 163 (0.93%) VPN
9 161 (0.92%) TCP/IP
10 142 (0.81%) DHCP
11 112 (0.64%) SAN
12 89 (0.51%) BGP
13 80 (0.46%) Unified Communications
14 79 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
15 74 (0.42%) HTTP
16 72 (0.41%) OSPF
17 66 (0.38%) MPLS
18 63 (0.36%) Multicast
19 60 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
20 59 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,246 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 697 (3.97%) Big Data
3 651 (3.71%) Data Warehouse
4 425 (2.42%) Hadoop
5 350 (1.99%) Relational Database
6 342 (1.95%) NoSQL
7 338 (1.93%) Power BI
7 338 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 266 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 218 (1.24%) Oracle Database
10 209 (1.19%) MySQL
11 207 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
12 201 (1.15%) Apache Hive
13 167 (0.95%) MongoDB
14 160 (0.91%) RDBMS
15 153 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
16 148 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 140 (0.80%) Data Lake
18 134 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
19 121 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 857 (4.88%) JIRA
2 784 (4.47%) Jenkins
3 774 (4.41%) Git (software)
4 267 (1.52%) Selenium
5 247 (1.41%) Maven
6 189 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
7 184 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 172 (0.98%) TeamCity
9 162 (0.92%) Cucumber
10 158 (0.90%) JUnit
11 157 (0.89%) Bitbucket
12 151 (0.86%) Visual Studio
13 128 (0.73%) Artifactory
14 123 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
15 118 (0.67%) Subversion
16 100 (0.57%) webpack
17 90 (0.51%) GitLab
18 83 (0.47%) Gradle
18 83 (0.47%) SoapUI
19 81 (0.46%) Eclipse
General
1 3,368 (19.20%) Banking
2 891 (5.08%) Marketing
3 869 (4.95%) Telecoms
4 813 (4.63%) Financial Institution
5 726 (4.14%) Manufacturing
6 685 (3.90%) Front Office
7 671 (3.82%) Retail
8 521 (2.97%) Electronics
9 515 (2.94%) Investment Banking
10 430 (2.45%) Legal
11 304 (1.73%) Retail Banking
12 211 (1.20%) Back Office
13 203 (1.16%) Law
14 163 (0.93%) Billing
15 133 (0.76%) Advertising
16 128 (0.73%) General Ledger
17 100 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
18 75 (0.43%) Games
19 70 (0.40%) Publishing
20 54 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3,947 (22.50%) Developer
2 2,993 (17.06%) Analyst
3 1,596 (9.10%) Project Manager
4 1,485 (8.46%) Architect
5 1,289 (7.35%) Business Analyst
6 1,098 (6.26%) Consultant
7 874 (4.98%) Java Developer
8 559 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
9 553 (3.15%) Senior Developer
10 506 (2.88%) C# Developer
11 499 (2.84%) .NET Developer
12 487 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
13 424 (2.42%) Financial Analyst
14 351 (2.00%) React Developer
15 318 (1.81%) Designer
16 310 (1.77%) Data Analyst
17 304 (1.73%) SQL Developer
18 298 (1.70%) Data Engineer
19 286 (1.63%) Programme Manager
20 281 (1.60%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,330 (7.58%) .NET
2 959 (5.47%) HTML
3 858 (4.89%) Web Services
4 840 (4.79%) CSS
5 810 (4.62%) AngularJS
6 681 (3.88%) React
7 604 (3.44%) Node.js
8 593 (3.38%) REST
9 504 (2.87%) Spring
10 432 (2.46%) XML
11 426 (2.43%) RESTful
12 397 (2.26%) HTML5
13 375 (2.14%) ASP.NET
14 361 (2.06%) Kafka
15 347 (1.98%) SOAP
16 346 (1.97%) JSON
17 345 (1.97%) Middleware
18 281 (1.60%) Redux
19 264 (1.50%) jQuery
20 246 (1.40%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 1,398 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
2 725 (4.13%) User Experience
3 680 (3.88%) Greenfield Project
4 522 (2.98%) Fintech
5 464 (2.64%) Management Information System
6 363 (2.07%) Mobile App
7 353 (2.01%) Hedge funds
8 342 (1.95%) Data Centre
9 341 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
10 301 (1.72%) Fixed Income
11 289 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 230 (1.31%) Virtual Team
13 226 (1.29%) Derivative
14 215 (1.23%) Data Structures
15 211 (1.20%) Algorithms
16 178 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
17 161 (0.92%) Equities
18 140 (0.80%) Public Cloud
19 133 (0.76%) Mainframe
20 119 (0.68%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1,467 (8.36%) Windows
2 1,020 (5.81%) Linux
3 509 (2.90%) Unix
4 473 (2.70%) Windows 10
5 418 (2.38%) Windows Server
6 269 (1.53%) Windows 7
7 216 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 196 (1.12%) Android
9 163 (0.93%) Apple iOS
10 144 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 115 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
12 56 (0.32%) AIX
12 56 (0.32%) Solaris
13 28 (0.16%) Windows 8
14 27 (0.15%) CentOS
15 21 (0.12%) Mac OS
15 21 (0.12%) Mac OS X
15 21 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
15 21 (0.12%) Ubuntu
16 15 (0.085%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,924 (28.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1,850 (10.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,816 (10.35%) Project Management
4 1,708 (9.73%) DevOps
5 1,369 (7.80%) Migration
6 1,331 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
7 1,312 (7.48%) Scrum
8 1,252 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
9 1,197 (6.82%) Analytics
10 1,071 (6.10%) TDD
11 926 (5.28%) Change Management
12 911 (5.19%) Microservices
13 903 (5.15%) Programme Management
14 883 (5.03%) Test Automation
15 871 (4.96%) ITIL
16 741 (4.22%) Business Analysis
17 724 (4.13%) SDLC
18 695 (3.96%) Risk Management
19 670 (3.82%) ERP
20 658 (3.75%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2,506 (14.28%) SQL
2 2,199 (12.53%) Java
3 1,504 (8.57%) JavaScript
4 1,410 (8.04%) Python
5 1,363 (7.77%) C#
6 505 (2.88%) PowerShell
7 363 (2.07%) T-SQL
8 359 (2.05%) Java 8
9 321 (1.83%) C++
10 316 (1.80%) TypeScript
11 259 (1.48%) PL/SQL
12 235 (1.34%) VBA
13 218 (1.24%) C
14 208 (1.19%) Scala
15 201 (1.15%) Bash Shell
16 184 (1.05%) R
17 175 (1.00%) ES6
18 146 (0.83%) Shell Script
19 143 (0.82%) Perl
20 142 (0.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 994 (5.67%) Degree
2 650 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 424 (2.42%) SC Cleared
4 216 (1.23%) CISSP
5 200 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
6 180 (1.03%) DV Cleared
7 164 (0.93%) PMP
8 157 (0.89%) PMI Certification
9 150 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
10 141 (0.80%) CISM
11 140 (0.80%) ISEB
12 133 (0.76%) CCNP
13 116 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
14 105 (0.60%) ISTQB
15 100 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 98 (0.56%) ACCA
17 97 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 89 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
19 81 (0.46%) CISA
20 80 (0.46%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 640 (3.65%) QA
2 546 (3.11%) PMO
3 262 (1.49%) Data Quality
4 185 (1.05%) SLA
5 182 (1.04%) GDPR
6 158 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 149 (0.85%) PSD2
8 96 (0.55%) IFRS
9 87 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 80 (0.46%) PCI DSS
11 62 (0.35%) MiFID
12 60 (0.34%) COBIT
13 49 (0.28%) SEPA
14 40 (0.23%) IFRS 9
15 38 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
16 28 (0.16%) JSP 440
17 23 (0.13%) Solvency II
18 21 (0.12%) RMADS
19 18 (0.10%) Basel III
20 17 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 876 (4.99%) Docker
2 753 (4.29%) Active Directory
3 267 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 130 (0.74%) XenApp
5 117 (0.67%) XenDesktop
6 102 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
7 84 (0.48%) HDFS
7 84 (0.48%) vSphere
8 82 (0.47%) Hyper-V
9 72 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
10 66 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
11 50 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
12 44 (0.25%) Apache Flume
13 43 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
14 40 (0.23%) OpenAM
15 24 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
16 22 (0.13%) NFS
17 19 (0.11%) ProxySG
18 17 (0.097%) Virtual Servers
19 14 (0.080%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 675 (3.85%) Kubernetes
2 550 (3.13%) Ansible
3 487 (2.78%) Terraform
4 312 (1.78%) Puppet
5 287 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
6 286 (1.63%) SCCM
7 74 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
8 62 (0.35%) Oozie
9 59 (0.34%) Control-M
10 48 (0.27%) HP ALM
11 40 (0.23%) Kibana
12 39 (0.22%) NetBackup
13 36 (0.21%) Grafana
14 35 (0.20%) SCOM
15 33 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
16 31 (0.18%) vCenter Server
17 30 (0.17%) Packer
18 29 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
19 28 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
19 28 (0.16%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,913 (10.90%) Microsoft
2 1,488 (8.48%) Oracle
3 1,322 (7.53%) SAP
4 493 (2.81%) VMware
5 434 (2.47%) Cisco
6 405 (2.31%) Google
7 349 (1.99%) Citrix
8 310 (1.77%) IBM
9 279 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
10 221 (1.26%) Red Hat
10 221 (1.26%) Tableau
11 193 (1.10%) Splunk
12 185 (1.05%) CheckPoint
13 179 (1.02%) HP
14 176 (1.00%) ServiceNow
15 164 (0.93%) Adobe
16 117 (0.67%) MuleSoft
17 107 (0.61%) Informatica
18 106 (0.60%) Workday
19 99 (0.56%) Talend