Period
to 23 February 2020

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 23 February 2020 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 10,944 18,820 20,800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.25% 19.15% 20.51%
As % of the General category 43.54% 47.79% 48.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,295 13,084 14,576
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 238 231
UK median hourly rate £29.71 £24.73 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.14% +15.02% -21.82%
10th Percentile £13.28 £13.00 £11.70
90th Percentile £54.50 £54.69 £50.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.56 £24.50
% change year-on-year +7.59% +4.33% -10.91%

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 25,135 39,384 42,684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.31% 40.08% 42.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,935 25,786 28,221
UK median daily rate £475 £480 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +1.59% +5.00%
10th Percentile £271 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £669
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £434 £413
% change year-on-year -0.63% +5.15% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 842 1,110 1,124
UK median hourly rate £22.36 £22.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.64% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.85 £11.41
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.11 £20.25 £21.79
% change year-on-year -0.67% -7.09% +8.95%

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020. 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 9,907 £500 - 3,880
London 0 6,150 £541 +3.10% 1,808
UK excluding London -6 4,511 £450 - 2,349
South East -4 1,213 £475 - 542
North of England -3 888 £450 +5.88% 669
Scotland -2 680 £450 +5.88% 153
South West -4 639 £475 +2.43% 261
Midlands -1 553 £450 +5.88% 394
North West -4 461 £450 +5.88% 380
East of England 0 372 £425 -15.00% 206
West Midlands +1 339 £448 -0.56% 233
Yorkshire -4 323 £430 +1.18% 236
East Midlands +1 202 £450 +12.50% 161
North East +17 103 £450 +20.00% 55
Wales -3 100 £450 +4.65% 87
Northern Ireland -2 60 £400 +1.59% 35
Channel Islands -1 12 £450 -36.84% 6
Isle of Man 0 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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 3,015 (27.55%) Agile Software Development
2 1,702 (15.55%) SQL
3 1,563 (14.28%) Banking
4 1,492 (13.63%) Java
5 1,366 (12.48%) Microsoft
6 1,270 (11.60%) Azure
7 1,164 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
8 1,131 (10.33%) AWS
9 1,118 (10.22%) Python
10 1,099 (10.04%) Project Management
11 1,074 (9.81%) Stakeholder Management
12 1,062 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
13 1,041 (9.51%) DevOps
14 1,028 (9.39%) SAP
15 1,008 (9.21%) Oracle
16 971 (8.87%) JavaScript
17 920 (8.41%) Migration
18 900 (8.22%) C#
19 863 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
20 861 (7.87%) Windows
21 842 (7.69%) Analytics
22 830 (7.58%) .NET
23 805 (7.36%) SQL Server
24 761 (6.95%) Scrum
25 756 (6.91%) Public Sector
26 670 (6.12%) Degree
27 636 (5.81%) Front Office
27 636 (5.81%) Microservices
28 635 (5.80%) Project Delivery
29 632 (5.77%) Software Engineering

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
1 261 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 184 (1.68%) Apache Spark
3 183 (1.67%) Confluence
4 87 (0.79%) Apache
5 85 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
6 80 (0.73%) SAS
7 78 (0.71%) IIS
8 77 (0.70%) CMS
9 56 (0.51%) MS Exchange
10 54 (0.49%) Skype for Business
11 49 (0.45%) WebSphere
12 47 (0.43%) Tomcat
13 37 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
14 30 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 30 (0.27%) WebLogic
15 29 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
16 26 (0.24%) Mule
17 24 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
18 19 (0.17%) Jupyter
19 17 (0.16%) Anypoint
Applications
1 612 (5.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 407 (3.72%) Microsoft Office
3 236 (2.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 161 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
5 105 (0.96%) MS Visio
6 52 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 45 (0.41%) Sketch
8 33 (0.30%) InVision
9 32 (0.29%) Photoshop
10 23 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
11 15 (0.14%) Open Workbench
12 10 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 10 (0.091%) Chatbot
13 8 (0.073%) SPSS
14 7 (0.064%) Figma
14 7 (0.064%) Zeplin
15 6 (0.055%) 3ds Max
15 6 (0.055%) InDesign
16 5 (0.046%) InfoPath
17 4 (0.037%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 161 (1.47%) SAP S/4HANA
2 142 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
3 138 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 118 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
5 101 (0.92%) Oracle Financials
6 92 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
6 92 (0.84%) Oracle Receivables
7 80 (0.73%) SAP FI
8 75 (0.69%) NetSuite
9 72 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
10 71 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
11 66 (0.60%) SAP CO
12 62 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
13 58 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
14 57 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
14 57 (0.52%) Oracle Cash Management
15 52 (0.48%) SAP ERP
16 49 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
17 48 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
18 45 (0.41%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1,270 (11.60%) Azure
2 1,131 (10.33%) AWS
3 412 (3.76%) Power Platform
4 383 (3.50%) Office 365
5 361 (3.30%) GCP
6 276 (2.52%) Dynamics 365
7 200 (1.83%) Serverless
8 188 (1.72%) OpenShift
9 172 (1.57%) SaaS
10 156 (1.43%) Amazon S3
11 147 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
12 142 (1.30%) GitHub
12 142 (1.30%) PaaS
13 131 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
14 114 (1.04%) IaaS
15 112 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
16 105 (0.96%) Amazon ECS
17 97 (0.89%) Amazon SQS
18 53 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
18 53 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 289 (2.64%) Firewall
2 148 (1.35%) DNS
3 127 (1.16%) WAN
4 114 (1.04%) TCP/IP
4 114 (1.04%) VPN
5 112 (1.02%) LAN
6 101 (0.92%) Network Security
7 86 (0.79%) DHCP
8 85 (0.78%) Internet
9 76 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
10 72 (0.66%) Skype
11 66 (0.60%) MPLS
12 58 (0.53%) SAN
12 58 (0.53%) Wireless
13 56 (0.51%) HTTP
14 52 (0.48%) BGP
15 43 (0.39%) Cisco IOS
15 43 (0.39%) Multicast
16 41 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
17 40 (0.37%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 805 (7.36%) SQL Server
2 399 (3.65%) Power BI
3 366 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
4 331 (3.02%) Big Data
5 268 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 252 (2.30%) Relational Database
7 232 (2.12%) NoSQL
8 225 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 186 (1.70%) Hadoop
10 178 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
11 172 (1.57%) MySQL
12 169 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 166 (1.52%) MongoDB
14 143 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
15 118 (1.08%) RDBMS
16 112 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
17 103 (0.94%) Data Lake
17 103 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
18 100 (0.91%) Oracle Database
19 96 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 502 (4.59%) JIRA
2 445 (4.07%) Jenkins
3 410 (3.75%) Git (software)
4 167 (1.53%) Selenium
5 132 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 130 (1.19%) TeamCity
7 120 (1.10%) Maven
8 112 (1.02%) Cucumber
9 101 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
10 100 (0.91%) Artifactory
11 98 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
12 96 (0.88%) Visual Studio
13 88 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
14 82 (0.75%) RStudio
15 77 (0.70%) Bitbucket
16 65 (0.59%) JUnit
17 50 (0.46%) webpack
18 47 (0.43%) GitLab
18 47 (0.43%) Subversion
19 37 (0.34%) Eclipse
General
1 1,563 (14.28%) Banking
2 756 (6.91%) Public Sector
3 636 (5.81%) Front Office
4 629 (5.75%) Telecoms
5 627 (5.73%) Marketing
6 595 (5.44%) Manufacturing
7 403 (3.68%) Electronics
8 337 (3.08%) Retail
9 319 (2.91%) Investment Banking
10 283 (2.59%) Legal
11 267 (2.44%) Financial Institution
12 167 (1.53%) Back Office
13 117 (1.07%) Law
14 103 (0.94%) Billing
15 101 (0.92%) General Ledger
15 101 (0.92%) Retail Banking
16 66 (0.60%) Advertising
17 62 (0.57%) Publishing
18 59 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
19 42 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2,590 (23.67%) Developer
2 1,735 (15.85%) Analyst
3 907 (8.29%) Project Manager
4 841 (7.68%) Architect
5 743 (6.79%) Consultant
6 671 (6.13%) Business Analyst
7 557 (5.09%) Java Developer
8 395 (3.61%) Senior Developer
9 310 (2.83%) C# Developer
10 294 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
11 278 (2.54%) .NET Developer
12 273 (2.49%) Python Developer
13 267 (2.44%) DevOps Engineer
14 263 (2.40%) Data Analyst
15 225 (2.06%) Financial Analyst
16 206 (1.88%) AWS Engineer
17 203 (1.85%) Programme Manager
18 198 (1.81%) SQL Developer
19 194 (1.77%) IT Manager
20 185 (1.69%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 830 (7.58%) .NET
2 598 (5.46%) Web Services
3 566 (5.17%) React
4 554 (5.06%) AngularJS
5 499 (4.56%) HTML
6 438 (4.00%) CSS
7 315 (2.88%) Node.js
8 302 (2.76%) Spring
9 288 (2.63%) REST
10 236 (2.16%) RESTful
11 234 (2.14%) XML
12 231 (2.11%) Kafka
13 224 (2.05%) ASP.NET
14 215 (1.96%) J2EE
15 182 (1.66%) JSON
16 165 (1.51%) .NET Core
17 161 (1.47%) Spring Boot
18 155 (1.42%) HTML5
19 144 (1.32%) Middleware
20 138 (1.26%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1,062 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
2 409 (3.74%) Greenfield Project
3 399 (3.65%) User Experience
4 357 (3.26%) Fixed Income
5 353 (3.23%) Derivative
6 341 (3.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 324 (2.96%) Management Information System
8 309 (2.82%) Equities
9 270 (2.47%) Data Centre
10 253 (2.31%) Hedge funds
11 195 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
12 153 (1.40%) Data Structures
13 138 (1.26%) Mobile App
13 138 (1.26%) Virtual Team
14 135 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
15 123 (1.12%) Public Cloud
16 110 (1.01%) Algorithms
17 79 (0.72%) Blog
18 71 (0.65%) NHS
19 70 (0.64%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 861 (7.87%) Windows
2 564 (5.15%) Linux
3 329 (3.01%) Windows 10
4 286 (2.61%) Unix
5 223 (2.04%) Windows Server
6 198 (1.81%) Windows 7
7 133 (1.22%) Android
8 118 (1.08%) Apple iOS
9 104 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 84 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
11 78 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 41 (0.37%) Solaris
13 19 (0.17%) Amazon Linux
13 19 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
14 17 (0.16%) Ubuntu
15 16 (0.15%) VMS
15 16 (0.15%) Windows 8
16 15 (0.14%) AIX
17 14 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
18 12 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,015 (27.55%) Agile Software Development
2 1,164 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
3 1,099 (10.04%) Project Management
4 1,074 (9.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 1,041 (9.51%) DevOps
6 920 (8.41%) Migration
7 863 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
8 842 (7.69%) Analytics
9 761 (6.95%) Scrum
10 636 (5.81%) Microservices
11 635 (5.80%) Project Delivery
12 632 (5.77%) Software Engineering
13 622 (5.68%) ERP
14 618 (5.65%) Programme Management
15 602 (5.50%) Change Management
16 582 (5.32%) Asset Management
17 564 (5.15%) TDD
18 512 (4.68%) Test Automation
19 492 (4.50%) ITIL
20 442 (4.04%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 1,702 (15.55%) SQL
2 1,492 (13.63%) Java
3 1,118 (10.22%) Python
4 971 (8.87%) JavaScript
5 900 (8.22%) C#
6 337 (3.08%) PowerShell
7 241 (2.20%) R
8 207 (1.89%) C++
9 174 (1.59%) C
10 157 (1.43%) Scala
11 156 (1.43%) TypeScript
12 148 (1.35%) Java 8
12 148 (1.35%) T-SQL
13 130 (1.19%) VBA
14 119 (1.09%) Bash Shell
15 109 (1.00%) PL/SQL
16 103 (0.94%) Kotlin
17 80 (0.73%) PHP
18 78 (0.71%) Shell Script
19 72 (0.66%) Go
Qualifications
1 670 (6.12%) Degree
2 496 (4.53%) Security Cleared
3 345 (3.15%) SC Cleared
4 163 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
5 116 (1.06%) CISSP
5 116 (1.06%) PMI Certification
6 111 (1.01%) CCNP
7 110 (1.01%) PMP
8 103 (0.94%) DV Cleared
9 102 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
10 82 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
11 81 (0.74%) CISM
12 64 (0.58%) ACCA
12 64 (0.58%) ISEB
12 64 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
13 59 (0.54%) CIMA
14 57 (0.52%) CCNA
15 55 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 52 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
17 49 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 369 (3.37%) QA
2 305 (2.79%) PMO
3 166 (1.52%) Data Quality
4 145 (1.32%) SLA
5 136 (1.24%) GDPR
6 89 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 70 (0.64%) IFRS
8 51 (0.47%) NIST
9 47 (0.43%) PCI DSS
10 45 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 41 (0.37%) MiFID
12 37 (0.34%) RMADS
13 29 (0.26%) JSP 440
13 29 (0.26%) PSD2
13 29 (0.26%) Solvency II
14 28 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 23 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
16 22 (0.20%) COBIT
17 19 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 17 (0.16%) NCSC
System Software
1 510 (4.66%) Docker
2 393 (3.59%) Active Directory
3 143 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 57 (0.52%) XenApp
5 48 (0.44%) XenDesktop
6 46 (0.42%) HDFS
7 41 (0.37%) vSphere
8 39 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
9 38 (0.35%) Hyper-V
10 34 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
11 24 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 22 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
13 21 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 17 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
15 12 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
16 10 (0.091%) Firmware
16 10 (0.091%) VMware NSX
17 8 (0.073%) DFS Replication
17 8 (0.073%) VMware Server
18 7 (0.064%) Xen
Systems Management
1 439 (4.01%) Kubernetes
2 324 (2.96%) Terraform
3 301 (2.75%) Ansible
4 152 (1.39%) Puppet
5 123 (1.12%) SCCM
6 92 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
7 55 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
8 34 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
9 30 (0.27%) SCOM
10 25 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
11 24 (0.22%) AirWatch
12 20 (0.18%) Nagios
12 20 (0.18%) WSUS
13 18 (0.16%) Kibana
13 18 (0.16%) Tivoli
14 17 (0.16%) Cisco Prime
15 16 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
15 16 (0.15%) Packer
16 15 (0.14%) Cacti
17 14 (0.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,366 (12.48%) Microsoft
2 1,028 (9.39%) SAP
3 1,008 (9.21%) Oracle
4 304 (2.78%) Cisco
5 265 (2.42%) VMware
6 254 (2.32%) Google
7 226 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
8 191 (1.75%) Tableau
9 182 (1.66%) Citrix
10 139 (1.27%) IBM
11 125 (1.14%) ServiceNow
12 111 (1.01%) Splunk
13 99 (0.90%) Adobe
13 99 (0.90%) Red Hat
14 91 (0.83%) MuleSoft
15 86 (0.79%) Cognos
16 73 (0.67%) Sybase
17 67 (0.61%) CheckPoint
18 66 (0.60%) Bloomberg
19 65 (0.59%) Palo Alto