Period
to 23 July 2018

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 July 2018 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 20,920 19,921 22,049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.26% 20.94% 20.03%
As % of the General category 54.46% 53.02% 53.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,412 13,772 15,574
UK median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 182 294
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £26.83 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.00% +27.76% +1.50%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.08 £10.66
90th Percentile £48.23 £53.00 £56.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £25.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.92% +34.21% -

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 38,416 37,574 41,125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.20% 39.49% 37.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,026 24,593 27,158
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 892 888 964
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00
10th Percentile £12.34 £11.34 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -1.96% -7.27% +8.57%

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 July 2018.

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 July 2018.

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 July 2018. 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 18,892 £500 +5.26% 4,150
London 0 11,557 £525 +2.44% 2,216
UK excluding London 0 9,094 £425 - 2,250
South East 0 2,700 £450 +5.88% 525
North of England -3 1,737 £413 +2.80% 605
Scotland -1 1,523 £425 +6.25% 231
Midlands -3 1,071 £413 -0.07% 286
South West 0 1,069 £425 +3.66% 270
North West -2 855 £413 +3.13% 310
Yorkshire -2 771 £409 -1.27% 249
East of England -1 692 £488 +8.33% 242
West Midlands -3 578 £425 +6.25% 182
East Midlands -2 443 £375 -11.76% 100
Northern Ireland 0 160 £432 +4.61% 31
Wales -2 155 £425 +6.25% 48
North East -2 118 £475 +22.58% 46
Channel Islands +3 11 £625 - 9
Isle of Man -2 1 £450 - 3

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, 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 5,918 (28.29%) Agile Software Development
2 4,253 (20.33%) Banking
3 3,314 (15.84%) SQL
4 2,722 (13.01%) Java
5 2,604 (12.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 2,355 (11.26%) Project Management
7 2,327 (11.12%) Microsoft
8 2,040 (9.75%) Oracle
9 1,906 (9.11%) JavaScript
10 1,863 (8.91%) C#
11 1,794 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
12 1,690 (8.08%) Windows
13 1,689 (8.07%) SQL Server
14 1,636 (7.82%) Scrum
15 1,592 (7.61%) .NET
16 1,567 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
17 1,529 (7.31%) Migration
18 1,435 (6.86%) SAP
19 1,424 (6.81%) Business Intelligence
20 1,413 (6.75%) TDD
21 1,407 (6.73%) Linux
22 1,369 (6.54%) Python
23 1,333 (6.37%) DevOps
24 1,302 (6.22%) Degree
25 1,293 (6.18%) Amazon AWS
26 1,262 (6.03%) HTML
27 1,227 (5.87%) Microsoft Excel
28 1,146 (5.48%) Change Management
29 1,116 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
29 1,116 (5.33%) Analytics

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
1 441 (2.11%) SharePoint
2 433 (2.07%) Apache Spark
3 377 (1.80%) Confluence
4 282 (1.35%) SAS
5 230 (1.10%) WebSphere
6 225 (1.08%) Apache
7 204 (0.98%) CMS
8 191 (0.91%) Tomcat
9 168 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
10 157 (0.75%) IIS
11 147 (0.70%) MS Exchange
12 137 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 114 (0.54%) Skype for Business
14 112 (0.54%) WebLogic
15 90 (0.43%) JBoss
16 79 (0.38%) Mule
17 78 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
18 77 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
19 74 (0.35%) OpenStack
20 73 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1,227 (5.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 794 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
3 494 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 394 (1.88%) Microsoft Project
5 342 (1.63%) MS Visio
6 111 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 101 (0.48%) InVision
8 94 (0.45%) Photoshop
9 71 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
10 63 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 15 (0.072%) InDesign
11 15 (0.072%) Open Workbench
12 14 (0.067%) Chatbot
13 13 (0.062%) SPSS
14 12 (0.057%) UserZoom
15 8 (0.038%) OmniGraffle
16 7 (0.033%) Adobe After Effects
16 7 (0.033%) Adobe Captivate
17 6 (0.029%) Acrobat
18 5 (0.024%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 225 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
2 215 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
3 179 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
4 171 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
5 153 (0.73%) SAP FI
6 146 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
7 128 (0.61%) SAP CO
8 125 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
9 120 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
10 113 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
11 109 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
12 85 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
13 82 (0.39%) SAP ERP
14 77 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 75 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
16 70 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
17 68 (0.33%) NetSuite
18 65 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
19 64 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
20 60 (0.29%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1,293 (6.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1,116 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 516 (2.47%) Office 365
4 302 (1.44%) PaaS
5 236 (1.13%) SaaS
6 222 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
7 219 (1.05%) GitHub
8 177 (0.85%) IaaS
9 159 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
10 144 (0.69%) Serverless
11 126 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
12 122 (0.58%) OpenShift
13 114 (0.54%) Amazon S3
14 98 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
14 98 (0.47%) npm
15 88 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
16 63 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 49 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
17 49 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
18 48 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 449 (2.15%) Firewall
2 251 (1.20%) WAN
3 239 (1.14%) Internet
4 216 (1.03%) DNS
5 214 (1.02%) LAN
6 212 (1.01%) SMS
7 211 (1.01%) Network Security
8 195 (0.93%) TCP/IP
9 165 (0.79%) SAN
10 161 (0.77%) Skype
11 151 (0.72%) VPN
12 117 (0.56%) HTTP
13 108 (0.52%) DHCP
14 95 (0.45%) Wireless
15 85 (0.41%) SSL
16 81 (0.39%) BGP
16 81 (0.39%) MPLS
17 80 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
18 78 (0.37%) Unified Communications
19 72 (0.34%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,689 (8.07%) SQL Server
2 751 (3.59%) Big Data
3 747 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 592 (2.83%) Hadoop
5 580 (2.77%) Relational Database
6 453 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 372 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 360 (1.72%) NoSQL
9 324 (1.55%) MongoDB
10 305 (1.46%) Blockchain
10 305 (1.46%) MySQL
11 296 (1.41%) Oracle Database
12 281 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
13 269 (1.29%) Power BI
14 240 (1.15%) Apache Hive
15 208 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
16 189 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 188 (0.90%) RDBMS
18 171 (0.82%) DB2
19 144 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 992 (4.74%) Git (software)
2 931 (4.45%) Jenkins
3 894 (4.27%) JIRA
4 414 (1.98%) Maven
5 396 (1.89%) Selenium
6 280 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 276 (1.32%) Cucumber
7 276 (1.32%) Visual Studio
8 272 (1.30%) TeamCity
9 220 (1.05%) Subversion
10 184 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
11 175 (0.84%) JUnit
12 148 (0.71%) webpack
13 147 (0.70%) SpecFlow
14 126 (0.60%) NUnit
15 103 (0.49%) Eclipse
16 101 (0.48%) WebDriver
17 100 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
18 96 (0.46%) Bitbucket
19 94 (0.45%) Gradle
General
1 4,253 (20.33%) Banking
2 924 (4.42%) Front Office
3 906 (4.33%) Retail
4 847 (4.05%) Investment Banking
4 847 (4.05%) Marketing
5 825 (3.94%) Telecoms
6 740 (3.54%) Manufacturing
7 716 (3.42%) Financial Institution
8 610 (2.92%) Legal
9 418 (2.00%) Electronics
10 372 (1.78%) Retail Banking
11 277 (1.32%) Back Office
12 257 (1.23%) Advertising
13 193 (0.92%) General Ledger
13 193 (0.92%) Law
14 171 (0.82%) Billing
15 94 (0.45%) Publishing
16 92 (0.44%) Games
17 81 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
18 66 (0.32%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 5,125 (24.50%) Developer
2 3,829 (18.30%) Analyst
3 2,240 (10.71%) Project Manager
4 1,679 (8.03%) Business Analyst
5 1,456 (6.96%) Architect
6 1,172 (5.60%) Java Developer
7 1,129 (5.40%) Consultant
8 840 (4.02%) C# Developer
9 811 (3.88%) Senior Developer
10 642 (3.07%) .NET Developer
11 575 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
12 549 (2.62%) Financial Analyst
13 431 (2.06%) IT Manager
14 424 (2.03%) Designer
15 415 (1.98%) DevOps Engineer
16 412 (1.97%) Data Analyst
17 337 (1.61%) Senior Manager
18 336 (1.61%) React Developer
19 335 (1.60%) C# .NET Developer
19 335 (1.60%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,592 (7.61%) .NET
2 1,262 (6.03%) HTML
3 1,060 (5.07%) AngularJS
4 1,029 (4.92%) CSS
5 894 (4.27%) Web Services
6 709 (3.39%) React
7 694 (3.32%) Spring
8 680 (3.25%) REST
9 601 (2.87%) HTML5
10 581 (2.78%) RESTful
11 564 (2.70%) XML
12 537 (2.57%) Node.js
13 505 (2.41%) ASP.NET
14 491 (2.35%) JSON
15 431 (2.06%) Middleware
16 412 (1.97%) SOAP
17 410 (1.96%) Kafka
18 367 (1.75%) jQuery
19 297 (1.42%) WCF
20 294 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1,794 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
2 883 (4.22%) User Experience
3 733 (3.50%) Greenfield Project
4 544 (2.60%) Fintech
5 540 (2.58%) Management Information System
6 501 (2.39%) Computer Science
6 501 (2.39%) Data Centre
6 501 (2.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 437 (2.09%) Fixed Income
8 384 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
9 338 (1.62%) Derivative
10 309 (1.48%) Mobile App
11 293 (1.40%) Algorithms
12 266 (1.27%) Equities
13 247 (1.18%) Data Structures
14 224 (1.07%) Virtual Team
15 207 (0.99%) Hedge funds
16 171 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
17 160 (0.76%) Credit Risk
18 148 (0.71%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1,690 (8.08%) Windows
2 1,407 (6.73%) Linux
3 1,053 (5.03%) Unix
4 401 (1.92%) Windows Server
5 386 (1.85%) Windows 10
6 266 (1.27%) Windows 7
7 262 (1.25%) Apple iOS
8 244 (1.17%) Android
9 235 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 188 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 170 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 127 (0.61%) Solaris
13 88 (0.42%) AIX
14 54 (0.26%) Windows 8
15 49 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
16 41 (0.20%) Windows XP
17 28 (0.13%) Mac OS
18 26 (0.12%) Mac OS X
19 23 (0.11%) Ubuntu
20 20 (0.096%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,918 (28.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2,604 (12.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 2,355 (11.26%) Project Management
4 1,636 (7.82%) Scrum
5 1,567 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
6 1,529 (7.31%) Migration
7 1,424 (6.81%) Business Intelligence
8 1,413 (6.75%) TDD
9 1,333 (6.37%) DevOps
10 1,146 (5.48%) Change Management
11 1,116 (5.33%) Analytics
12 1,106 (5.29%) Business Analysis
13 1,004 (4.80%) ITIL
14 1,002 (4.79%) Test Automation
15 965 (4.61%) PRINCE2
16 922 (4.41%) SDLC
17 863 (4.13%) Continuous Integration
18 862 (4.12%) Programme Management
19 823 (3.93%) Waterfall
20 777 (3.71%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3,314 (15.84%) SQL
2 2,722 (13.01%) Java
3 1,906 (9.11%) JavaScript
4 1,863 (8.91%) C#
5 1,369 (6.54%) Python
6 459 (2.19%) Java 8
7 418 (2.00%) PowerShell
8 397 (1.90%) C++
9 326 (1.56%) T-SQL
10 316 (1.51%) VBA
11 285 (1.36%) PL/SQL
12 279 (1.33%) Bash Shell
13 276 (1.32%) Scala
14 271 (1.30%) C
15 259 (1.24%) Ruby
16 256 (1.22%) Shell Script
17 234 (1.12%) Perl
18 228 (1.09%) TypeScript
19 207 (0.99%) R
20 201 (0.96%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,302 (6.22%) Degree
2 695 (3.32%) Security Cleared
3 502 (2.40%) SC Cleared
4 269 (1.29%) CISSP
5 237 (1.13%) PMI Certification
5 237 (1.13%) PMP
6 215 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
7 194 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
8 190 (0.91%) ISEB
9 181 (0.87%) CISM
10 144 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 139 (0.66%) ISTQB
12 134 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 130 (0.62%) CCNP
14 128 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
15 116 (0.55%) Master's Degree
16 114 (0.54%) CISA
17 95 (0.45%) CCNA
18 94 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
19 85 (0.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 727 (3.48%) PMO
2 717 (3.43%) QA
3 425 (2.03%) GDPR
4 382 (1.83%) Data Quality
5 269 (1.29%) SLA
6 140 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 134 (0.64%) PCI DSS
8 108 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 94 (0.45%) IFRS
10 88 (0.42%) MiFID
10 88 (0.42%) PSD2
11 78 (0.37%) COBIT
12 45 (0.22%) Solvency II
13 44 (0.21%) GCP
14 32 (0.15%) IFRS 9
15 31 (0.15%) EMIR
16 26 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
17 25 (0.12%) NIST 800
18 20 (0.096%) Dodd-Frank
18 20 (0.096%) SEPA
System Software
1 695 (3.32%) Active Directory
2 614 (2.93%) Docker
3 307 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 134 (0.64%) XenDesktop
5 123 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
6 120 (0.57%) XenApp
7 103 (0.49%) HDFS
8 80 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 78 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
10 76 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
11 72 (0.34%) vSphere
12 64 (0.31%) Hyper-V
13 55 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
14 52 (0.25%) Apache Flume
15 29 (0.14%) NFS
15 29 (0.14%) ProxySG
16 27 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
16 27 (0.13%) XenServer
17 24 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
18 22 (0.11%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 485 (2.32%) Ansible
2 340 (1.63%) Puppet
3 325 (1.55%) Kubernetes
4 318 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
5 277 (1.32%) SCCM
6 264 (1.26%) Terraform
7 91 (0.43%) Oozie
7 91 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
8 74 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
9 70 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
10 58 (0.28%) Packer
11 48 (0.23%) Control-M
12 47 (0.22%) Salt
13 45 (0.22%) Mesos
14 42 (0.20%) WSUS
15 39 (0.19%) NetBackup
16 38 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
17 35 (0.17%) HP ALM
17 35 (0.17%) SCOM
18 31 (0.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2,327 (11.12%) Microsoft
2 2,040 (9.75%) Oracle
3 1,435 (6.86%) SAP
4 511 (2.44%) VMware
5 459 (2.19%) Cisco
6 395 (1.89%) IBM
7 379 (1.81%) Citrix
8 287 (1.37%) Tableau
9 260 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
10 236 (1.13%) Google
11 226 (1.08%) Red Hat
12 201 (0.96%) Adobe
12 201 (0.96%) HP
13 199 (0.95%) Splunk
14 165 (0.79%) ServiceNow
15 162 (0.77%) Bloomberg
16 146 (0.70%) Informatica
17 141 (0.67%) Hyperion
18 135 (0.65%) Sybase
18 135 (0.65%) Teradata