Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 21085 20546 25152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.47% 19.39% 22.06%
As % of the General category 54.36% 53.51% 55.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 14822 14511 17240
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £281
90th Percentile £650 £630 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £406 £400
% change year-on-year +4.79% +1.39% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 293 328
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.32% -2.96% +17.36%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.23 £10.44
90th Percentile £47.83 £55.14 £47.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.55 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.73% - +14.29%

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 38791 38399 45339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.50% 36.24% 39.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25610 25639 28893
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 849 952 1186
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £23.59 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.22% -1.71% +6.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £48.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +10.00%

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 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 18973 £475 +5.56% 1809
London 0 11184 £525 +5.79% 941
UK excluding London 0 9580 £425 +4.79% 1006
South East +1 2668 £425 - 217
North of England 0 1934 £400 - 285
Scotland 0 1394 £400 - 105
South West 0 1175 £413 +10.00% 106
Midlands 0 1134 £400 -5.88% 152
North West 0 1064 £410 -0.61% 134
East of England +1 777 £450 +5.88% 108
Yorkshire 0 750 £412 +3.00% 127
West Midlands +2 592 £400 -5.10% 103
East Midlands +1 512 £423 -0.59% 48
Northern Ireland 0 410 £413 +30.95% 5
North East +9 126 £400 +9.59% 24
Wales -5 110 £400 +8.11% 26
Isle of Man 0 6 £438 -12.50% 1

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 5442 (25.81%) Banking
2 5291 (25.09%) Agile Software Development
3 3212 (15.23%) SQL
4 3122 (14.81%) Java
5 2474 (11.73%) Project Management
6 2433 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 2119 (10.05%) Microsoft
8 2075 (9.84%) Oracle
9 1920 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
10 1839 (8.72%) SAP
11 1810 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
12 1721 (8.16%) JavaScript
13 1638 (7.77%) Windows
14 1632 (7.74%) Linux
15 1558 (7.39%) Scrum
16 1550 (7.35%) C#
17 1432 (6.79%) Migration
18 1422 (6.74%) SQL Server
19 1416 (6.72%) Marketing
20 1411 (6.69%) Investment Banking
21 1408 (6.68%) TDD
22 1383 (6.56%) HTML
23 1370 (6.50%) Degree
24 1311 (6.22%) Programme Management
25 1306 (6.19%) .NET
26 1286 (6.10%) Retail
27 1254 (5.95%) Unix
28 1243 (5.90%) Python
29 1240 (5.88%) Front Office
30 1235 (5.86%) Telecoms

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
1 471 (2.23%) SharePoint
2 318 (1.51%) Apache Spark
3 292 (1.38%) SAS
4 280 (1.33%) Confluence
5 256 (1.21%) WebSphere
6 226 (1.07%) Apache
7 211 (1.00%) CMS
8 192 (0.91%) Tomcat
9 177 (0.84%) MS Exchange
10 159 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 155 (0.74%) IIS
12 136 (0.65%) JBoss
13 123 (0.58%) Skype for Business
14 112 (0.53%) Mule
15 111 (0.53%) WebLogic
16 107 (0.51%) OpenStack
17 92 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
18 78 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
19 72 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
20 63 (0.30%) Drupal
Applications
1 1159 (5.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 821 (3.89%) Microsoft Office
3 492 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 412 (1.95%) Microsoft Project
5 391 (1.85%) MS Visio
6 126 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 108 (0.51%) Photoshop
8 59 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
9 45 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 41 (0.19%) InVision
11 24 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
12 23 (0.11%) SPSS
13 12 (0.057%) Adobe After Effects
14 10 (0.047%) InDesign
15 9 (0.043%) Chatbot
16 8 (0.038%) Stata
17 6 (0.028%) InfoPath
18 5 (0.024%) Open Workbench
19 4 (0.019%) Adobe Premiere
19 4 (0.019%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 226 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
2 225 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 201 (0.95%) SAP FI
4 194 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
5 179 (0.85%) SAP CO
6 172 (0.82%) SAP FI/CO
7 166 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
8 152 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
9 115 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
10 105 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
11 87 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
12 85 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
13 78 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
14 70 (0.33%) ION MarketView
14 70 (0.33%) Markit EDM
15 65 (0.31%) SAP ERP
16 58 (0.28%) Temenos T24
17 57 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
18 56 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
19 51 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 864 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
2 643 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 317 (1.50%) Office 365
4 194 (0.92%) PaaS
5 164 (0.78%) SaaS
6 127 (0.60%) GitHub
7 119 (0.56%) IaaS
8 107 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
9 98 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
10 93 (0.44%) OpenShift
11 63 (0.30%) npm
12 58 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
13 52 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
14 45 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
15 42 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
16 41 (0.19%) Amazon S3
17 36 (0.17%) Google Analytics
18 30 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
19 23 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
20 22 (0.10%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 424 (2.01%) Firewall
2 275 (1.30%) Internet
3 238 (1.13%) TCP/IP
4 235 (1.11%) SAN
5 227 (1.08%) LAN
6 223 (1.06%) WAN
7 199 (0.94%) DNS
8 158 (0.75%) VPN
9 151 (0.72%) Network Security
10 134 (0.64%) Wireless
11 130 (0.62%) SMS
12 128 (0.61%) LDAP
13 108 (0.51%) Skype
14 107 (0.51%) SSL
15 93 (0.44%) HTTP
16 90 (0.43%) NAS
17 87 (0.41%) BGP
18 83 (0.39%) DHCP
19 75 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
20 74 (0.35%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1422 (6.74%) SQL Server
2 694 (3.29%) Big Data
3 681 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 658 (3.12%) Relational Database
5 480 (2.28%) Hadoop
6 439 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 389 (1.84%) MongoDB
8 354 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 345 (1.64%) NoSQL
10 298 (1.41%) Oracle Database
11 271 (1.29%) MySQL
12 240 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
13 220 (1.04%) RDBMS
14 213 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 207 (0.98%) DB2
16 178 (0.84%) Blockchain
17 173 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
18 166 (0.79%) Apache Hive
19 157 (0.74%) Power BI
20 152 (0.72%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 871 (4.13%) Git (software)
2 771 (3.66%) Jenkins
3 766 (3.63%) JIRA
4 454 (2.15%) Maven
5 307 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 254 (1.20%) Subversion
7 250 (1.19%) Cucumber
7 250 (1.19%) Selenium
8 248 (1.18%) TeamCity
9 199 (0.94%) Visual Studio
10 188 (0.89%) JUnit
11 129 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
12 118 (0.56%) Grunt
13 115 (0.55%) Gradle
14 112 (0.53%) NUnit
15 107 (0.51%) Mockito
16 106 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 105 (0.50%) Bitbucket
18 91 (0.43%) Eclipse
19 88 (0.42%) SoapUI
General
1 5442 (25.81%) Banking
2 1416 (6.72%) Marketing
3 1411 (6.69%) Investment Banking
4 1286 (6.10%) Retail
5 1240 (5.88%) Front Office
6 1235 (5.86%) Telecoms
7 1069 (5.07%) Manufacturing
8 838 (3.97%) Electronics
9 778 (3.69%) Financial Institution
10 655 (3.11%) Legal
11 383 (1.82%) Retail Banking
12 320 (1.52%) Back Office
13 240 (1.14%) Law
14 203 (0.96%) Advertising
15 176 (0.83%) Billing
16 162 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
17 138 (0.65%) General Ledger
18 130 (0.62%) Publishing
19 94 (0.45%) Games
20 75 (0.36%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 5220 (24.76%) Developer
2 4430 (21.01%) Analyst
3 2185 (10.36%) Project Manager
4 2025 (9.60%) Business Analyst
5 1502 (7.12%) Java Developer
6 1338 (6.35%) Architect
7 1310 (6.21%) Consultant
8 876 (4.15%) Senior Developer
9 669 (3.17%) C# Developer
10 604 (2.86%) Financial Analyst
11 470 (2.23%) .NET Developer
12 458 (2.17%) IT Manager
13 451 (2.14%) Solutions Architect
14 425 (2.02%) SQL Developer
15 422 (2.00%) Senior Java Developer
16 409 (1.94%) Data Analyst
17 367 (1.74%) Test Analyst
18 359 (1.70%) Programme Manager
19 356 (1.69%) Designer
20 354 (1.68%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1383 (6.56%) HTML
2 1306 (6.19%) .NET
3 1075 (5.10%) CSS
4 1004 (4.76%) AngularJS
5 921 (4.37%) Web Services
6 789 (3.74%) XML
7 782 (3.71%) Spring
8 745 (3.53%) HTML5
9 709 (3.36%) REST
10 628 (2.98%) JSON
11 547 (2.59%) Node.js
12 511 (2.42%) Middleware
13 479 (2.27%) RESTful
14 462 (2.19%) SOAP
15 449 (2.13%) ASP.NET
16 437 (2.07%) React
17 434 (2.06%) jQuery
18 385 (1.83%) CSS3
19 302 (1.43%) J2EE
20 293 (1.39%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 1920 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
2 669 (3.17%) User Experience
3 650 (3.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 618 (2.93%) Greenfield Project
5 603 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 549 (2.60%) Derivative
7 500 (2.37%) Fixed Income
8 490 (2.32%) Computer Science
9 487 (2.31%) Data Centre
10 456 (2.16%) Equities
11 432 (2.05%) Fintech
12 321 (1.52%) Virtual Team
13 258 (1.22%) Data Structures
14 256 (1.21%) Credit Risk
15 255 (1.21%) Mobile App
16 238 (1.13%) Market Risk
17 214 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
18 172 (0.82%) Hedge funds
19 123 (0.58%) PMI
20 113 (0.54%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1638 (7.77%) Windows
2 1632 (7.74%) Linux
3 1254 (5.95%) Unix
4 430 (2.04%) Windows Server
5 298 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 238 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 215 (1.02%) Apple iOS
8 213 (1.01%) Windows 7
9 205 (0.97%) Android
10 181 (0.86%) Windows 10
11 169 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
12 165 (0.78%) Solaris
13 103 (0.49%) AIX
14 56 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
15 42 (0.20%) CentOS
16 40 (0.19%) zOS
17 38 (0.18%) Windows 8
18 36 (0.17%) Mac OS X
19 30 (0.14%) SUSE
19 30 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5291 (25.09%) Agile Software Development
2 2474 (11.73%) Project Management
3 2433 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 1810 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
5 1558 (7.39%) Scrum
6 1432 (6.79%) Migration
7 1408 (6.68%) TDD
8 1311 (6.22%) Programme Management
9 1213 (5.75%) Change Management
10 1158 (5.49%) Business Analysis
11 1154 (5.47%) DevOps
12 1088 (5.16%) Analytics
13 1021 (4.84%) PRINCE2
14 968 (4.59%) SDLC
15 941 (4.46%) Test Automation
16 930 (4.41%) ITIL
17 899 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
18 883 (4.19%) Risk Management
19 877 (4.16%) Digital Marketing
20 840 (3.98%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 3212 (15.23%) SQL
2 3122 (14.81%) Java
3 1721 (8.16%) JavaScript
4 1550 (7.35%) C#
5 1243 (5.90%) Python
6 576 (2.73%) C++
7 470 (2.23%) Perl
8 447 (2.12%) PowerShell
9 346 (1.64%) Shell Script
10 342 (1.62%) VBA
11 320 (1.52%) T-SQL
12 298 (1.41%) PL/SQL
13 276 (1.31%) Scala
14 264 (1.25%) Ruby
15 257 (1.22%) C
16 252 (1.20%) Bash Shell
17 178 (0.84%) R
18 161 (0.76%) TypeScript
19 157 (0.74%) PHP
20 147 (0.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1370 (6.50%) Degree
2 772 (3.66%) Security Cleared
3 559 (2.65%) SC Cleared
4 262 (1.24%) CISSP
5 255 (1.21%) PMI Certification
6 230 (1.09%) PMP
7 221 (1.05%) ISEB
8 201 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
9 189 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
10 163 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 159 (0.75%) CISM
11 159 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 156 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
13 134 (0.64%) DV Cleared
14 133 (0.63%) CCNP
14 133 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
15 112 (0.53%) ISTQB
16 86 (0.41%) ACCA
17 85 (0.40%) CIMA
18 84 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 751 (3.56%) PMO
2 678 (3.22%) QA
3 489 (2.32%) MiFID
4 421 (2.00%) GDPR
5 277 (1.31%) Data Quality
6 243 (1.15%) SLA
7 159 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 139 (0.66%) PCI DSS
9 107 (0.51%) EMIR
10 99 (0.47%) IFRS
11 79 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 57 (0.27%) IFRS 9
13 56 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
14 54 (0.26%) COBIT
15 40 (0.19%) Solvency II
16 35 (0.17%) GAAP
17 33 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
18 31 (0.15%) SEPA
19 29 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
20 23 (0.11%) Basel II
System Software
1 662 (3.14%) Active Directory
2 408 (1.94%) Docker
3 261 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 88 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
5 84 (0.40%) HDFS
6 73 (0.35%) Hyper-V
7 70 (0.33%) vSphere
8 63 (0.30%) XenApp
9 58 (0.28%) XenDesktop
10 55 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
11 50 (0.24%) Apache Flume
12 38 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
13 37 (0.18%) NFS
14 35 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
15 32 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 31 (0.15%) Time Sharing Option
16 31 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 30 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
18 28 (0.13%) Veritas File System
18 28 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 461 (2.19%) Ansible
2 434 (2.06%) Puppet
3 320 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
4 221 (1.05%) SCCM
5 153 (0.73%) Kubernetes
6 144 (0.68%) Terraform
7 119 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
8 81 (0.38%) NetBackup
9 50 (0.24%) Nagios
10 47 (0.22%) Tivoli
11 46 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
11 46 (0.22%) SCOM
12 45 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
13 42 (0.20%) Kibana
13 42 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 39 (0.18%) Packer
15 38 (0.18%) Control-M
16 35 (0.17%) TIBCO Hawk
17 33 (0.16%) MOM
17 33 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2119 (10.05%) Microsoft
2 2075 (9.84%) Oracle
3 1839 (8.72%) SAP
4 492 (2.33%) IBM
5 481 (2.28%) Cisco
6 473 (2.24%) VMware
7 328 (1.56%) Citrix
8 311 (1.47%) Sybase
9 304 (1.44%) Red Hat
10 284 (1.35%) HP
11 249 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
12 215 (1.02%) Tableau
13 196 (0.93%) Bloomberg
14 195 (0.92%) ServiceNow
15 194 (0.92%) Splunk
16 184 (0.87%) Adobe
17 174 (0.83%) TIBCO
18 173 (0.82%) Google
19 155 (0.74%) CheckPoint
20 151 (0.72%) Informatica