Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 20,320 18,793 21,562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.27% 20.58% 20.20%
As % of the General category 54.45% 52.80% 53.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,920 13,006 15,170
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £286
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 245 180 291
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £28.75 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.22% +33.72% +4.39%
10th Percentile £12.45 £13.00 £11.20
90th Percentile £51.50 £53.00 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +47.37% -

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 37,322 35,594 40,371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.23% 38.97% 37.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,304 23,315 26,531
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £442
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.81% +4.00%
10th Percentile £299 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £648 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 871 864 978
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +14.98%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £49.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% -7.14% +7.69%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 18,354 £500 +5.26% 4,230
London 0 11,304 £525 +5.00% 2,291
UK excluding London 0 8,755 £425 +3.03% 2,265
South East 0 2,555 £450 +5.88% 585
North of England -1 1,731 £413 +1.85% 558
Scotland 0 1,499 £425 +5.26% 242
Midlands -2 1,037 £400 -3.03% 277
South West 0 1,027 £425 +6.25% 287
North West 0 853 £413 +3.13% 327
Yorkshire -1 767 £400 -3.03% 200
East of England +2 638 £488 +8.33% 225
West Midlands -3 565 £425 +6.25% 195
East Midlands -2 427 £370 -12.94% 82
Northern Ireland 0 150 £432 +4.61% 26
Wales -6 136 £400 +6.67% 60
North East +9 120 £455 +15.19% 31
Isle of Man - 5 £400 - 1
Channel Islands -2 4 £359 - 4

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 5,572 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
2 4,183 (20.59%) Banking
3 3,219 (15.84%) SQL
4 2,581 (12.70%) Java
5 2,557 (12.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 2,274 (11.19%) Project Management
7 2,269 (11.17%) Microsoft
8 1,922 (9.46%) Oracle
9 1,815 (8.93%) C#
10 1,790 (8.81%) JavaScript
11 1,747 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
12 1,635 (8.05%) SQL Server
13 1,596 (7.85%) Windows
14 1,551 (7.63%) .NET
15 1,527 (7.51%) Scrum
16 1,506 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
17 1,483 (7.30%) Migration
18 1,423 (7.00%) SAP
19 1,401 (6.89%) Linux
20 1,357 (6.68%) Business Intelligence
21 1,315 (6.47%) DevOps
22 1,307 (6.43%) TDD
23 1,297 (6.38%) Python
24 1,254 (6.17%) Degree
25 1,225 (6.03%) Microsoft Excel
26 1,199 (5.90%) Amazon AWS
27 1,187 (5.84%) HTML
28 1,128 (5.55%) Change Management
29 1,091 (5.37%) Business Analysis
30 1,081 (5.32%) 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
1 428 (2.11%) SharePoint
2 408 (2.01%) Apache Spark
3 338 (1.66%) Confluence
4 285 (1.40%) SAS
5 220 (1.08%) WebSphere
6 213 (1.05%) Apache
7 189 (0.93%) Tomcat
8 187 (0.92%) CMS
9 157 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
10 149 (0.73%) IIS
11 147 (0.72%) MS Exchange
12 129 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 110 (0.54%) Skype for Business
14 106 (0.52%) WebLogic
15 94 (0.46%) JBoss
16 79 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
16 79 (0.39%) OpenStack
17 77 (0.38%) Mule
18 69 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
19 65 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1,225 (6.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 777 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
3 507 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 405 (1.99%) Microsoft Project
5 344 (1.69%) MS Visio
6 100 (0.49%) InVision
7 99 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
8 95 (0.47%) Photoshop
9 73 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 68 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
11 19 (0.094%) InDesign
12 12 (0.059%) UserZoom
13 11 (0.054%) Open Workbench
13 11 (0.054%) SPSS
14 10 (0.049%) Chatbot
15 8 (0.039%) OmniGraffle
16 7 (0.034%) Adobe After Effects
16 7 (0.034%) Adobe Captivate
16 7 (0.034%) Adobe Premiere
17 6 (0.030%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 230 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
2 190 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
3 163 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
4 161 (0.79%) SAP FI
5 160 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
6 130 (0.64%) SAP CO
7 128 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
8 127 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
9 111 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
10 108 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
11 88 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
12 83 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
13 82 (0.40%) SAP ERP
14 75 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 74 (0.36%) NetSuite
16 68 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
17 67 (0.33%) Markit EDM
17 67 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
18 63 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
19 56 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,199 (5.90%) Amazon AWS
2 1,038 (5.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 458 (2.25%) Office 365
4 290 (1.43%) PaaS
5 234 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
6 223 (1.10%) SaaS
7 194 (0.95%) GitHub
8 177 (0.87%) IaaS
9 162 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
10 138 (0.68%) Serverless
11 119 (0.59%) OpenShift
12 116 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
13 98 (0.48%) Amazon S3
14 96 (0.47%) npm
15 88 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
16 85 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
17 58 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 50 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
19 47 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 43 (0.21%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 438 (2.16%) Firewall
2 238 (1.17%) Internet
3 224 (1.10%) WAN
4 201 (0.99%) Network Security
5 199 (0.98%) SMS
6 195 (0.96%) DNS
7 191 (0.94%) LAN
8 177 (0.87%) TCP/IP
9 162 (0.80%) SAN
10 153 (0.75%) Skype
10 153 (0.75%) VPN
11 112 (0.55%) HTTP
12 106 (0.52%) DHCP
13 93 (0.46%) Wireless
14 90 (0.44%) Intranet
15 86 (0.42%) SSL
16 83 (0.41%) MPLS
17 78 (0.38%) BGP
18 74 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
19 72 (0.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,635 (8.05%) SQL Server
2 728 (3.58%) Big Data
3 711 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
4 555 (2.73%) Hadoop
5 530 (2.61%) Relational Database
6 433 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 383 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 344 (1.69%) NoSQL
9 325 (1.60%) Blockchain
10 321 (1.58%) MongoDB
11 314 (1.55%) MySQL
12 290 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
13 283 (1.39%) Oracle Database
14 252 (1.24%) Power BI
15 229 (1.13%) Apache Hive
16 202 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
17 176 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 170 (0.84%) RDBMS
19 169 (0.83%) DB2
20 155 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 938 (4.62%) Git (software)
2 847 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 847 (4.17%) JIRA
3 405 (1.99%) Maven
4 385 (1.89%) Selenium
5 273 (1.34%) Visual Studio
6 271 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 271 (1.33%) TeamCity
7 236 (1.16%) Cucumber
8 215 (1.06%) Subversion
9 181 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
10 168 (0.83%) JUnit
11 133 (0.65%) webpack
12 131 (0.64%) SpecFlow
13 122 (0.60%) NUnit
14 110 (0.54%) WebDriver
15 106 (0.52%) Eclipse
16 92 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
17 88 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
18 87 (0.43%) Jasmine
General
1 4,183 (20.59%) Banking
2 904 (4.45%) Retail
3 857 (4.22%) Front Office
4 834 (4.10%) Telecoms
5 831 (4.09%) Marketing
6 829 (4.08%) Investment Banking
7 703 (3.46%) Manufacturing
8 678 (3.34%) Financial Institution
9 621 (3.06%) Legal
10 408 (2.01%) Electronics
11 401 (1.97%) Retail Banking
12 249 (1.23%) Advertising
13 238 (1.17%) Back Office
14 200 (0.98%) Law
15 171 (0.84%) General Ledger
16 162 (0.80%) Billing
17 91 (0.45%) Games
18 83 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
19 70 (0.34%) Publishing
20 54 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4,802 (23.63%) Developer
2 3,797 (18.69%) Analyst
3 2,174 (10.70%) Project Manager
4 1,718 (8.45%) Business Analyst
5 1,413 (6.95%) Architect
6 1,153 (5.67%) Consultant
7 1,100 (5.41%) Java Developer
8 819 (4.03%) C# Developer
9 799 (3.93%) Senior Developer
10 623 (3.07%) .NET Developer
11 573 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
12 546 (2.69%) Financial Analyst
13 424 (2.09%) DevOps Engineer
14 421 (2.07%) Designer
15 409 (2.01%) IT Manager
16 386 (1.90%) Data Analyst
17 331 (1.63%) Senior Manager
18 322 (1.58%) C# .NET Developer
19 316 (1.56%) Finance Business Analyst
20 310 (1.53%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,551 (7.63%) .NET
2 1,187 (5.84%) HTML
3 1,032 (5.08%) AngularJS
4 975 (4.80%) CSS
5 877 (4.32%) Web Services
6 660 (3.25%) REST
7 652 (3.21%) React
8 644 (3.17%) Spring
9 563 (2.77%) RESTful
10 560 (2.76%) HTML5
11 535 (2.63%) XML
12 512 (2.52%) Node.js
13 502 (2.47%) ASP.NET
14 469 (2.31%) JSON
15 400 (1.97%) SOAP
16 366 (1.80%) Middleware
17 365 (1.80%) Kafka
18 348 (1.71%) jQuery
19 312 (1.54%) .NET Framework
20 296 (1.46%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1,747 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 844 (4.15%) User Experience
3 732 (3.60%) Greenfield Project
4 548 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 503 (2.48%) Fintech
6 484 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 459 (2.26%) Computer Science
8 457 (2.25%) Data Centre
9 405 (1.99%) Fixed Income
10 336 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
11 329 (1.62%) Derivative
12 301 (1.48%) Mobile App
13 273 (1.34%) Algorithms
14 258 (1.27%) Equities
15 241 (1.19%) Data Structures
16 215 (1.06%) Hedge funds
17 212 (1.04%) Virtual Team
18 163 (0.80%) Credit Risk
19 158 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
20 143 (0.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1,596 (7.85%) Windows
2 1,401 (6.89%) Linux
3 1,025 (5.04%) Unix
4 390 (1.92%) Windows Server
5 351 (1.73%) Windows 10
6 265 (1.30%) Apple iOS
7 236 (1.16%) Windows 7
8 235 (1.16%) Android
9 222 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 197 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 173 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
12 126 (0.62%) Solaris
13 91 (0.45%) AIX
14 54 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
15 46 (0.23%) Windows XP
16 44 (0.22%) Windows 8
17 22 (0.11%) Mac OS X
18 21 (0.10%) Ubuntu
19 19 (0.094%) Mac OS
20 18 (0.089%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,572 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
2 2,557 (12.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 2,274 (11.19%) Project Management
4 1,527 (7.51%) Scrum
5 1,506 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
6 1,483 (7.30%) Migration
7 1,357 (6.68%) Business Intelligence
8 1,315 (6.47%) DevOps
9 1,307 (6.43%) TDD
10 1,128 (5.55%) Change Management
11 1,091 (5.37%) Business Analysis
12 1,081 (5.32%) Analytics
13 968 (4.76%) ITIL
14 945 (4.65%) Test Automation
15 942 (4.64%) PRINCE2
16 869 (4.28%) SDLC
17 863 (4.25%) Programme Management
18 838 (4.12%) Continuous Integration
19 811 (3.99%) Waterfall
20 778 (3.83%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3,219 (15.84%) SQL
2 2,581 (12.70%) Java
3 1,815 (8.93%) C#
4 1,790 (8.81%) JavaScript
5 1,297 (6.38%) Python
6 427 (2.10%) Java 8
7 397 (1.95%) PowerShell
8 394 (1.94%) C++
9 319 (1.57%) VBA
10 306 (1.51%) T-SQL
11 297 (1.46%) Bash Shell
12 270 (1.33%) Ruby
13 265 (1.30%) C
14 261 (1.28%) PL/SQL
15 259 (1.27%) Perl
16 256 (1.26%) Scala
17 231 (1.14%) Shell Script
18 225 (1.11%) TypeScript
19 199 (0.98%) R
20 192 (0.94%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,254 (6.17%) Degree
2 667 (3.28%) Security Cleared
3 468 (2.30%) SC Cleared
4 263 (1.29%) CISSP
5 262 (1.29%) PMI Certification
6 260 (1.28%) PMP
7 209 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
8 175 (0.86%) CISM
9 172 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
10 170 (0.84%) ISEB
11 144 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 136 (0.67%) ISTQB
13 130 (0.64%) CCNP
13 130 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 121 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
15 105 (0.52%) CISA
15 105 (0.52%) Master's Degree
16 94 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
17 91 (0.45%) CCNA
18 85 (0.42%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 724 (3.56%) PMO
2 699 (3.44%) QA
3 435 (2.14%) GDPR
4 360 (1.77%) Data Quality
5 244 (1.20%) SLA
6 139 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 135 (0.66%) PCI DSS
8 111 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 97 (0.48%) IFRS
10 90 (0.44%) MiFID
11 86 (0.42%) PSD2
12 84 (0.41%) COBIT
13 48 (0.24%) Solvency II
14 47 (0.23%) GCP
15 37 (0.18%) IFRS 9
16 32 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
17 31 (0.15%) EMIR
18 24 (0.12%) SEPA
19 21 (0.10%) ISO 20022
20 20 (0.098%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 663 (3.26%) Active Directory
2 577 (2.84%) Docker
3 300 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 122 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
5 119 (0.59%) XenDesktop
6 111 (0.55%) XenApp
7 91 (0.45%) HDFS
8 80 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
9 76 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 70 (0.34%) vSphere
11 63 (0.31%) Hyper-V
12 60 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
13 54 (0.27%) Apache Flume
14 53 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
15 30 (0.15%) NFS
16 29 (0.14%) ProxySG
17 27 (0.13%) Firmware
18 25 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
18 25 (0.12%) XenServer
19 23 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 482 (2.37%) Ansible
2 353 (1.74%) Puppet
3 327 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
4 298 (1.47%) Kubernetes
5 263 (1.29%) SCCM
6 221 (1.09%) Terraform
7 90 (0.44%) Oozie
8 85 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
9 76 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
10 75 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
11 52 (0.26%) Packer
12 48 (0.24%) Salt
13 43 (0.21%) Control-M
14 41 (0.20%) Mesos
15 38 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
15 38 (0.19%) NetBackup
16 34 (0.17%) HP ALM
17 31 (0.15%) SCOM
17 31 (0.15%) WSUS
18 29 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2,269 (11.17%) Microsoft
2 1,922 (9.46%) Oracle
3 1,423 (7.00%) SAP
4 493 (2.43%) VMware
5 448 (2.20%) Cisco
6 369 (1.82%) Citrix
7 360 (1.77%) IBM
8 266 (1.31%) Tableau
9 260 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
10 242 (1.19%) Red Hat
11 219 (1.08%) Adobe
12 211 (1.04%) Google
13 201 (0.99%) HP
14 192 (0.94%) Splunk
15 168 (0.83%) ServiceNow
16 163 (0.80%) Bloomberg
17 144 (0.71%) Informatica
18 138 (0.68%) Sybase
19 129 (0.63%) Hyperion
20 127 (0.63%) CheckPoint