Period
to 20 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 20 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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 19898 22103 24015
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.90% 20.08% 21.29%
As % of the General category 53.55% 54.07% 54.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 13762 15604 16205
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £306 £288 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 292 331
UK median hourly rate £26.83 £21.38 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.52% +1.79% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.08 £10.79 £10.04
90th Percentile £53.60 £55.68 £46.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +34.21% - +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 37157 40877 44423
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.02% 37.13% 39.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 24311 26959 27924
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £278 £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 891 970 1086
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.51% +1.47%
10th Percentile £11.33 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.79 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.31 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.96% +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 20 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 20 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 20 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 17978 £475 +5.56% 2810
London 0 10298 £513 +3.54% 1670
UK excluding London 0 9230 £420 +3.70% 1277
South East +1 2642 £425 - 312
North of England 0 1938 £400 - 356
Scotland 0 1194 £400 -3.61% 113
South West 0 1169 £405 +8.00% 157
Midlands 0 1136 £413 - 146
North West 0 1074 £400 - 202
Yorkshire 0 752 £415 +3.75% 132
East of England -1 673 £450 +5.88% 157
West Midlands +1 608 £400 - 81
East Midlands 0 496 £425 - 64
Northern Ireland 0 359 £413 +37.50% 11
Wales -1 136 £400 +6.67% 22
North East +1 117 £388 +10.71% 22
Isle of Man 0 4 £450 -10.00% 1
Channel Islands -5 4 - - 2

For the 6 months to 20 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 4909 (24.67%) Banking
2 4768 (23.96%) Agile Software Development
3 3173 (15.95%) SQL
4 2724 (13.69%) Java
5 2406 (12.09%) Project Management
6 2324 (11.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 2146 (10.79%) Oracle
8 2030 (10.20%) Microsoft
9 1883 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
10 1759 (8.84%) Business Intelligence
11 1748 (8.78%) SAP
12 1571 (7.90%) Linux
13 1547 (7.77%) JavaScript
14 1496 (7.52%) Windows
15 1484 (7.46%) Scrum
16 1450 (7.29%) C#
17 1415 (7.11%) SQL Server
18 1349 (6.78%) HTML
19 1329 (6.68%) Migration
20 1288 (6.47%) Degree
21 1277 (6.42%) Marketing
22 1272 (6.39%) Unix
23 1262 (6.34%) Programme Management
24 1247 (6.27%) .NET
25 1227 (6.17%) Investment Banking
26 1202 (6.04%) Telecoms
27 1201 (6.04%) TDD
28 1179 (5.93%) Retail
29 1142 (5.74%) Change Management
30 1134 (5.70%) 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
1 496 (2.49%) SharePoint
2 296 (1.49%) SAS
3 275 (1.38%) Confluence
4 267 (1.34%) Apache Spark
5 239 (1.20%) WebSphere
6 215 (1.08%) Apache
7 183 (0.92%) CMS
8 173 (0.87%) Tomcat
9 165 (0.83%) MS Exchange
10 142 (0.71%) IIS
11 139 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 132 (0.66%) JBoss
13 101 (0.51%) WebLogic
14 96 (0.48%) Skype for Business
15 89 (0.45%) Mule
16 75 (0.38%) OpenStack
17 71 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
18 65 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
19 64 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
20 57 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1134 (5.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 812 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
3 466 (2.34%) Microsoft Project
4 463 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 356 (1.79%) MS Visio
6 111 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 80 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 46 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
9 37 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 21 (0.11%) InVision
10 21 (0.11%) SPSS
11 15 (0.075%) OmniGraffle
12 11 (0.055%) Open Workbench
13 9 (0.045%) Adobe After Effects
14 8 (0.040%) Stata
15 7 (0.035%) InDesign
16 6 (0.030%) S-PLUS
17 5 (0.025%) EngageOne
18 4 (0.020%) Adobe Premiere
18 4 (0.020%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 240 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
2 218 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 187 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
4 182 (0.91%) SAP FI
5 169 (0.85%) SAP CO
6 160 (0.80%) SAP FI/CO
7 156 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
8 137 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
9 94 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
10 92 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
10 92 (0.46%) Unit4 Business World
11 82 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
12 62 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
13 59 (0.30%) SAP ERP
14 57 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
15 56 (0.28%) ION MarketView
16 46 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
17 43 (0.22%) Temenos T24
18 42 (0.21%) Markit EDM
19 39 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 708 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
2 572 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 327 (1.64%) Office 365
4 195 (0.98%) PaaS
5 160 (0.80%) SaaS
6 110 (0.55%) IaaS
7 98 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
8 80 (0.40%) OpenShift
9 74 (0.37%) GitHub
10 61 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
11 55 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
12 50 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
13 43 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
14 41 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
15 30 (0.15%) Google Analytics
16 28 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
17 21 (0.11%) Amazon S3
18 20 (0.10%) G Suite
18 20 (0.10%) Salesforce Service Cloud
18 20 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 372 (1.87%) Firewall
2 239 (1.20%) Internet
3 215 (1.08%) WAN
4 212 (1.07%) LAN
5 208 (1.05%) SAN
6 200 (1.01%) TCP/IP
7 173 (0.87%) DNS
8 144 (0.72%) VPN
9 133 (0.67%) Network Security
10 118 (0.59%) LDAP
11 112 (0.56%) SSL
12 109 (0.55%) Wireless
13 94 (0.47%) NAS
14 87 (0.44%) HTTP
15 83 (0.42%) BGP
16 82 (0.41%) Skype
17 79 (0.40%) DHCP
18 76 (0.38%) Intranet
19 75 (0.38%) OSPF
20 74 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1415 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 670 (3.37%) Relational Database
3 642 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 588 (2.96%) Big Data
5 428 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 426 (2.14%) Hadoop
7 366 (1.84%) Oracle Database
8 353 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 317 (1.59%) MongoDB
10 272 (1.37%) NoSQL
11 203 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 199 (1.00%) MySQL
13 196 (0.99%) DB2
13 196 (0.99%) RDBMS
14 187 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
15 180 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
16 169 (0.85%) QlikView
17 164 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
18 163 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
19 143 (0.72%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 714 (3.59%) Git (software)
2 707 (3.55%) JIRA
3 659 (3.31%) Jenkins
4 393 (1.98%) Maven
5 283 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 270 (1.36%) Selenium
7 244 (1.23%) Subversion
8 229 (1.15%) TeamCity
9 223 (1.12%) Cucumber
10 182 (0.91%) Visual Studio
11 179 (0.90%) JUnit
12 109 (0.55%) Bitbucket
13 108 (0.54%) Gradle
14 98 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
15 97 (0.49%) NUnit
15 97 (0.49%) WebDriver
16 95 (0.48%) Grunt
17 87 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 85 (0.43%) Mockito
19 83 (0.42%) gulp
General
1 4909 (24.67%) Banking
2 1277 (6.42%) Marketing
3 1227 (6.17%) Investment Banking
4 1202 (6.04%) Telecoms
5 1179 (5.93%) Retail
6 1064 (5.35%) Front Office
7 994 (5.00%) Manufacturing
8 761 (3.82%) Electronics
9 714 (3.59%) Financial Institution
10 635 (3.19%) Legal
11 331 (1.66%) Retail Banking
12 324 (1.63%) Back Office
13 231 (1.16%) Law
14 163 (0.82%) Advertising
15 140 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
16 134 (0.67%) General Ledger
17 132 (0.66%) Billing
18 88 (0.44%) Publishing
19 75 (0.38%) Games
20 63 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4869 (24.47%) Developer
2 4170 (20.96%) Analyst
3 2084 (10.47%) Project Manager
4 1893 (9.51%) Business Analyst
5 1340 (6.73%) Consultant
6 1277 (6.42%) Java Developer
7 1267 (6.37%) Architect
8 724 (3.64%) Senior Developer
9 603 (3.03%) C# Developer
10 593 (2.98%) Financial Analyst
11 455 (2.29%) .NET Developer
12 434 (2.18%) Solutions Architect
12 434 (2.18%) SQL Developer
13 406 (2.04%) IT Manager
14 397 (2.00%) Data Analyst
15 392 (1.97%) Programme Manager
16 347 (1.74%) Administrator
17 339 (1.70%) Senior Java Developer
18 338 (1.70%) Test Analyst
19 335 (1.68%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1349 (6.78%) HTML
2 1247 (6.27%) .NET
3 1027 (5.16%) CSS
4 898 (4.51%) AngularJS
5 834 (4.19%) Web Services
6 760 (3.82%) XML
7 727 (3.65%) HTML5
8 709 (3.56%) Spring
9 606 (3.05%) REST
10 539 (2.71%) JSON
11 466 (2.34%) Node.js
12 459 (2.31%) Middleware
13 442 (2.22%) jQuery
14 425 (2.14%) ASP.NET
15 410 (2.06%) SOAP
16 394 (1.98%) CSS3
17 378 (1.90%) React
18 350 (1.76%) RESTful
19 285 (1.43%) J2EE
20 270 (1.36%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1883 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 626 (3.15%) User Experience
3 608 (3.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 584 (2.93%) Greenfield Project
5 579 (2.91%) Management Information System
6 526 (2.64%) Data Centre
7 475 (2.39%) Fixed Income
8 448 (2.25%) Derivative
9 446 (2.24%) Equities
10 435 (2.19%) Computer Science
11 417 (2.10%) Fintech
12 269 (1.35%) Virtual Team
13 242 (1.22%) Mobile App
14 214 (1.08%) Data Structures
15 206 (1.04%) Credit Risk
16 197 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
17 193 (0.97%) Market Risk
18 154 (0.77%) PMI
19 149 (0.75%) Hedge funds
20 126 (0.63%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1571 (7.90%) Linux
2 1496 (7.52%) Windows
3 1272 (6.39%) Unix
4 377 (1.89%) Windows Server
5 227 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 219 (1.10%) Android
7 218 (1.10%) Apple iOS
8 204 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 170 (0.85%) Solaris
10 152 (0.76%) Windows 7
11 140 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
12 121 (0.61%) Windows 10
13 116 (0.58%) AIX
14 50 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
15 44 (0.22%) CentOS
16 42 (0.21%) zOS
17 39 (0.20%) Mac OS X
18 31 (0.16%) Windows 8
18 31 (0.16%) Windows XP
19 20 (0.10%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4768 (23.96%) Agile Software Development
2 2406 (12.09%) Project Management
3 2324 (11.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 1759 (8.84%) Business Intelligence
5 1484 (7.46%) Scrum
6 1329 (6.68%) Migration
7 1262 (6.34%) Programme Management
8 1201 (6.04%) TDD
9 1142 (5.74%) Change Management
10 1097 (5.51%) Business Analysis
11 1071 (5.38%) PRINCE2
12 1017 (5.11%) DevOps
13 988 (4.97%) Analytics
14 930 (4.67%) ITIL
15 926 (4.65%) SDLC
16 825 (4.15%) Test Automation
17 802 (4.03%) Risk Management
18 790 (3.97%) Digital Marketing
19 789 (3.97%) Data Modelling
20 705 (3.54%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3173 (15.95%) SQL
2 2724 (13.69%) Java
3 1547 (7.77%) JavaScript
4 1450 (7.29%) C#
5 1134 (5.70%) Python
6 587 (2.95%) C++
7 440 (2.21%) Perl
8 398 (2.00%) PowerShell
9 361 (1.81%) Shell Script
10 349 (1.75%) PL/SQL
11 344 (1.73%) VBA
12 332 (1.67%) T-SQL
13 286 (1.44%) C
14 256 (1.29%) Scala
15 224 (1.13%) Ruby
16 216 (1.09%) Bash Shell
17 166 (0.83%) R
18 144 (0.72%) PHP
18 144 (0.72%) VB
19 131 (0.66%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1288 (6.47%) Degree
2 795 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 576 (2.89%) SC Cleared
4 287 (1.44%) PMI Certification
5 276 (1.39%) ISEB
6 229 (1.15%) CISSP
7 212 (1.07%) PMP
8 187 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
9 172 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
10 168 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 163 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 150 (0.75%) DV Cleared
13 146 (0.73%) ISTQB
14 143 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
15 134 (0.67%) CISM
16 131 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
17 117 (0.59%) CCNP
18 100 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
19 85 (0.43%) ACCA
20 84 (0.42%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 714 (3.59%) PMO
2 635 (3.19%) QA
3 439 (2.21%) MiFID
4 273 (1.37%) Data Quality
5 272 (1.37%) GDPR
6 210 (1.06%) SLA
7 131 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 120 (0.60%) PCI DSS
9 101 (0.51%) IFRS
10 96 (0.48%) EMIR
11 78 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
12 63 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 58 (0.29%) IFRS 9
14 56 (0.28%) SEPA
15 47 (0.24%) COBIT
16 44 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
17 39 (0.20%) GAAP
18 36 (0.18%) Solvency II
19 28 (0.14%) FATCA
20 27 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 559 (2.81%) Active Directory
2 292 (1.47%) Docker
3 243 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 72 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
5 71 (0.36%) HDFS
6 69 (0.35%) vSphere
7 67 (0.34%) Hyper-V
8 59 (0.30%) XenApp
9 57 (0.29%) XenDesktop
10 49 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
11 39 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
12 36 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 35 (0.18%) Apache Flume
13 35 (0.18%) Time Sharing Option
14 30 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
14 30 (0.15%) NFS
14 30 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
15 26 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 24 (0.12%) Veritas File System
17 18 (0.090%) RACF
Systems Management
1 377 (1.89%) Ansible
2 350 (1.76%) Puppet
3 260 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
4 172 (0.86%) SCCM
5 111 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
6 109 (0.55%) Kubernetes
7 106 (0.53%) Terraform
8 70 (0.35%) NetBackup
9 54 (0.27%) SCOM
10 44 (0.22%) Tivoli
11 41 (0.21%) Nagios
12 40 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
13 36 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
13 36 (0.18%) Control-M
14 34 (0.17%) Kibana
15 28 (0.14%) AirWatch
15 28 (0.14%) MOM
15 28 (0.14%) TIBCO Hawk
15 28 (0.14%) vCenter Server
16 27 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2146 (10.79%) Oracle
2 2030 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 1748 (8.78%) SAP
4 477 (2.40%) IBM
5 442 (2.22%) Cisco
6 435 (2.19%) VMware
7 349 (1.75%) Sybase
8 297 (1.49%) Citrix
9 279 (1.40%) Red Hat
10 271 (1.36%) HP
11 208 (1.05%) ServiceNow
12 203 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
13 181 (0.91%) Tableau
14 177 (0.89%) Splunk
15 163 (0.82%) Google
16 159 (0.80%) Informatica
17 157 (0.79%) Adobe
18 156 (0.78%) TIBCO
19 144 (0.72%) Bloomberg
20 138 (0.69%) CheckPoint
London
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 hours ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £500 to £530 per day Negotiable
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Intega IT
Rate: Market Daily Rate
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £560 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cititec
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £380 - £440 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £500 to £530 per annum Negotiable
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Movement8
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £465 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £560.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 3 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Frazer John Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago