Period
to 23 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 20,548 18,362 21,415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.39% 20.35% 20.29%
As % of the General category 54.60% 52.89% 53.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,048 12,734 15,019
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 188 297
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.67% +39.53% +17.36%
10th Percentile £12.40 £13.00 £11.16
90th Percentile £53.10 £54.13 £54.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -13.33% +57.89% +11.76%

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 37,634 34,717 40,117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.34% 38.48% 38.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,535 22,736 26,255
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £294 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 852 888 974
UK median hourly rate £26.11 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.43% -9.09% +22.22%
10th Percentile £12.33 £11.33 £11.27
90th Percentile £51.45 £51.25 £49.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year - -10.71% +12.00%

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 23 May 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 May 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 May 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 18,585 £500 +6.38% 4,799
London 0 11,443 £525 +5.00% 2,489
UK excluding London 0 8,860 £425 +1.80% 2,688
South East 0 2,584 £450 +5.88% 653
North of England -1 1,772 £400 -3.03% 659
Scotland 0 1,482 £425 +3.66% 302
Midlands 0 1,072 £400 -3.03% 362
South West +1 1,014 £425 +6.25% 311
North West 0 866 £413 +3.13% 339
Yorkshire 0 796 £400 -5.88% 271
East of England +1 648 £488 +14.71% 318
West Midlands -1 572 £420 +5.00% 239
East Midlands 0 452 £375 -11.76% 122
Northern Ireland 0 172 £443 +7.27% 20
Wales -6 132 £400 +3.23% 55
North East +10 119 £455 +10.64% 49
Isle of Man - 10 £400 - 1
Channel Islands -5 4 £359 -34.77% 7

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 5,588 (27.19%) Agile Software Development
2 4,360 (21.22%) Banking
3 3,243 (15.78%) SQL
4 2,661 (12.95%) Java
5 2,599 (12.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 2,329 (11.33%) Project Management
7 2,255 (10.97%) Microsoft
8 1,947 (9.48%) Oracle
9 1,850 (9.00%) C#
10 1,774 (8.63%) JavaScript
11 1,770 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
12 1,606 (7.82%) SQL Server
13 1,592 (7.75%) .NET
14 1,558 (7.58%) Windows
15 1,543 (7.51%) Problem-Solving
16 1,484 (7.22%) Scrum
17 1,469 (7.15%) Migration
18 1,431 (6.96%) Linux
19 1,428 (6.95%) SAP
20 1,348 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
21 1,310 (6.38%) TDD
22 1,308 (6.37%) DevOps
23 1,304 (6.35%) Python
24 1,287 (6.26%) Degree
25 1,238 (6.02%) Microsoft Excel
26 1,190 (5.79%) HTML
27 1,183 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
28 1,175 (5.72%) Change Management
29 1,109 (5.40%) Business Analysis
30 1,077 (5.24%) 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
1 433 (2.11%) SharePoint
2 391 (1.90%) Apache Spark
3 339 (1.65%) Confluence
4 273 (1.33%) SAS
5 233 (1.13%) WebSphere
6 212 (1.03%) Apache
7 209 (1.02%) Tomcat
8 193 (0.94%) CMS
9 149 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
10 145 (0.71%) MS Exchange
11 133 (0.65%) IIS
12 124 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 115 (0.56%) JBoss
13 115 (0.56%) WebLogic
14 106 (0.52%) Skype for Business
15 94 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
16 86 (0.42%) OpenStack
17 79 (0.38%) Mule
18 63 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
19 60 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1,238 (6.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 774 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
3 514 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 430 (2.09%) Microsoft Project
5 351 (1.71%) MS Visio
6 113 (0.55%) InVision
7 111 (0.54%) Photoshop
8 109 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
9 86 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 79 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
11 25 (0.12%) InDesign
12 12 (0.058%) UserZoom
13 11 (0.054%) OmniGraffle
14 10 (0.049%) Adobe After Effects
14 10 (0.049%) Adobe Premiere
14 10 (0.049%) Chatbot
14 10 (0.049%) Open Workbench
15 9 (0.044%) SPSS
16 7 (0.034%) UXPin
17 6 (0.029%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 221 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
2 218 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
3 184 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
4 182 (0.89%) SAP FI
5 176 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
6 146 (0.71%) SAP CO
7 142 (0.69%) SAP FI/CO
8 133 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
9 125 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
10 116 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
11 112 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
12 92 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
13 88 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
14 82 (0.40%) NetSuite
15 79 (0.38%) SAP ERP
15 79 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 77 (0.37%) Markit EDM
17 70 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
18 68 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
19 56 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1,183 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1,008 (4.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 417 (2.03%) Office 365
4 270 (1.31%) PaaS
5 221 (1.08%) SaaS
6 213 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
7 169 (0.82%) GitHub
8 166 (0.81%) IaaS
9 161 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
10 135 (0.66%) Serverless
11 110 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
12 109 (0.53%) OpenShift
13 108 (0.53%) npm
14 98 (0.48%) Amazon S3
15 89 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
16 85 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
17 60 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 53 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
19 46 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 41 (0.20%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 438 (2.13%) Firewall
2 274 (1.33%) Internet
3 214 (1.04%) WAN
4 206 (1.00%) DNS
4 206 (1.00%) SMS
5 184 (0.90%) LAN
6 180 (0.88%) Network Security
6 180 (0.88%) TCP/IP
7 166 (0.81%) SAN
8 154 (0.75%) VPN
9 135 (0.66%) Skype
10 106 (0.52%) DHCP
11 100 (0.49%) HTTP
12 92 (0.45%) Intranet
13 90 (0.44%) Wireless
14 88 (0.43%) SSL
15 75 (0.36%) BGP
16 73 (0.36%) Unified Communications
17 72 (0.35%) MPLS
18 70 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,606 (7.82%) SQL Server
2 713 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
3 711 (3.46%) Big Data
4 540 (2.63%) Hadoop
4 540 (2.63%) Relational Database
5 422 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 406 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 357 (1.74%) Blockchain
8 334 (1.63%) NoSQL
9 323 (1.57%) MySQL
10 313 (1.52%) MongoDB
11 305 (1.48%) Oracle Database
11 305 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
12 251 (1.22%) Power BI
13 232 (1.13%) Apache Hive
14 200 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
15 179 (0.87%) DB2
16 176 (0.86%) RDBMS
17 165 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 154 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 948 (4.61%) Git (software)
2 861 (4.19%) JIRA
3 851 (4.14%) Jenkins
4 434 (2.11%) Maven
5 392 (1.91%) Selenium
6 308 (1.50%) TeamCity
7 256 (1.25%) Visual Studio
8 251 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 245 (1.19%) Cucumber
10 229 (1.11%) Subversion
11 183 (0.89%) JUnit
12 158 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
13 133 (0.65%) NUnit
14 128 (0.62%) SpecFlow
15 121 (0.59%) webpack
16 107 (0.52%) Eclipse
17 106 (0.52%) Jasmine
18 104 (0.51%) WebDriver
19 96 (0.47%) MSTest
20 94 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4,360 (21.22%) Banking
2 885 (4.31%) Retail
3 861 (4.19%) Investment Banking
3 861 (4.19%) Marketing
4 858 (4.18%) Telecoms
5 850 (4.14%) Front Office
6 688 (3.35%) Manufacturing
7 683 (3.32%) Financial Institution
8 638 (3.10%) Legal
9 442 (2.15%) Retail Banking
10 407 (1.98%) Electronics
11 260 (1.27%) Back Office
12 223 (1.09%) Advertising
13 199 (0.97%) Law
14 181 (0.88%) Billing
15 165 (0.80%) General Ledger
16 94 (0.46%) Games
17 85 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
18 68 (0.33%) Publishing
19 64 (0.31%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4,869 (23.70%) Developer
2 3,913 (19.04%) Analyst
3 2,144 (10.43%) Project Manager
4 1,782 (8.67%) Business Analyst
5 1,396 (6.79%) Architect
6 1,178 (5.73%) Consultant
7 1,135 (5.52%) Java Developer
8 851 (4.14%) C# Developer
9 836 (4.07%) Senior Developer
10 641 (3.12%) .NET Developer
11 575 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
12 563 (2.74%) Financial Analyst
13 464 (2.26%) DevOps Engineer
14 438 (2.13%) Designer
15 401 (1.95%) IT Manager
16 371 (1.81%) Data Analyst
17 347 (1.69%) Senior Java Developer
18 346 (1.68%) Senior Manager
19 329 (1.60%) C# .NET Developer
20 327 (1.59%) Finance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,592 (7.75%) .NET
2 1,190 (5.79%) HTML
3 1,039 (5.06%) AngularJS
4 984 (4.79%) CSS
5 883 (4.30%) Web Services
6 648 (3.15%) Spring
7 645 (3.14%) REST
8 614 (2.99%) React
9 592 (2.88%) XML
10 586 (2.85%) RESTful
11 552 (2.69%) HTML5
12 524 (2.55%) ASP.NET
13 492 (2.39%) Node.js
14 457 (2.22%) JSON
15 410 (2.00%) SOAP
16 348 (1.69%) Kafka
17 345 (1.68%) jQuery
18 341 (1.66%) .NET Framework
19 333 (1.62%) Middleware
20 302 (1.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1,770 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
2 849 (4.13%) User Experience
3 710 (3.46%) Greenfield Project
4 550 (2.68%) Management Information System
5 518 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 493 (2.40%) Fintech
7 473 (2.30%) Data Centre
8 452 (2.20%) Computer Science
9 399 (1.94%) Fixed Income
10 329 (1.60%) Derivative
10 329 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
11 296 (1.44%) Mobile App
12 277 (1.35%) Equities
13 242 (1.18%) Algorithms
14 235 (1.14%) Data Structures
15 213 (1.04%) Virtual Team
16 212 (1.03%) Hedge funds
17 175 (0.85%) Credit Risk
18 173 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
19 147 (0.72%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1,558 (7.58%) Windows
2 1,431 (6.96%) Linux
3 1,058 (5.15%) Unix
4 377 (1.83%) Windows Server
5 317 (1.54%) Windows 10
6 250 (1.22%) Apple iOS
7 243 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 237 (1.15%) Windows 7
9 221 (1.08%) Android
10 205 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 175 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
12 119 (0.58%) Solaris
13 96 (0.47%) AIX
14 61 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
15 50 (0.24%) Windows 8
16 45 (0.22%) Windows XP
17 26 (0.13%) Mac OS X
18 23 (0.11%) zOS
19 20 (0.097%) Ubuntu
20 19 (0.092%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,588 (27.19%) Agile Software Development
2 2,599 (12.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 2,329 (11.33%) Project Management
4 1,543 (7.51%) Problem-Solving
5 1,484 (7.22%) Scrum
6 1,469 (7.15%) Migration
7 1,348 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
8 1,310 (6.38%) TDD
9 1,308 (6.37%) DevOps
10 1,175 (5.72%) Change Management
11 1,109 (5.40%) Business Analysis
12 1,077 (5.24%) Analytics
13 991 (4.82%) Test Automation
14 979 (4.76%) PRINCE2
15 976 (4.75%) ITIL
16 902 (4.39%) Programme Management
17 891 (4.34%) SDLC
18 865 (4.21%) Continuous Integration
19 818 (3.98%) Waterfall
20 816 (3.97%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3,243 (15.78%) SQL
2 2,661 (12.95%) Java
3 1,850 (9.00%) C#
4 1,774 (8.63%) JavaScript
5 1,304 (6.35%) Python
6 415 (2.02%) Java 8
7 405 (1.97%) C++
8 390 (1.90%) PowerShell
9 333 (1.62%) VBA
10 330 (1.61%) Bash Shell
11 320 (1.56%) T-SQL
12 299 (1.46%) Ruby
13 294 (1.43%) Perl
14 280 (1.36%) PL/SQL
15 268 (1.30%) C
16 261 (1.27%) Scala
17 237 (1.15%) Shell Script
18 229 (1.11%) TypeScript
19 192 (0.93%) R
20 182 (0.89%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,287 (6.26%) Degree
2 648 (3.15%) Security Cleared
3 454 (2.21%) SC Cleared
4 292 (1.42%) PMI Certification
5 281 (1.37%) PMP
6 265 (1.29%) CISSP
7 198 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
8 174 (0.85%) ISEB
9 169 (0.82%) CISM
10 167 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
11 148 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 146 (0.71%) ISTQB
13 134 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 131 (0.64%) CCNP
15 114 (0.55%) Master's Degree
16 111 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
17 105 (0.51%) CISA
18 88 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
19 80 (0.39%) CCNA
20 79 (0.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 789 (3.84%) PMO
2 715 (3.48%) QA
3 483 (2.35%) GDPR
4 345 (1.68%) Data Quality
5 234 (1.14%) SLA
6 148 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 142 (0.69%) PCI DSS
8 126 (0.61%) MiFID
9 108 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 98 (0.48%) IFRS
11 82 (0.40%) COBIT
12 79 (0.38%) PSD2
13 52 (0.25%) EMIR
14 51 (0.25%) GCP
15 48 (0.23%) Solvency II
16 37 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
17 34 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
18 33 (0.16%) IFRS 9
19 27 (0.13%) SEPA
20 20 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 650 (3.16%) Active Directory
2 590 (2.87%) Docker
3 288 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 121 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
5 115 (0.56%) XenDesktop
6 111 (0.54%) XenApp
7 85 (0.41%) HDFS
8 80 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
9 73 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 71 (0.35%) Hyper-V
11 64 (0.31%) vSphere
12 52 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
13 51 (0.25%) Apache Flume
13 51 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
14 31 (0.15%) Firmware
15 29 (0.14%) NFS
16 28 (0.14%) ProxySG
17 26 (0.13%) XenServer
18 25 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
19 18 (0.088%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 532 (2.59%) Ansible
2 405 (1.97%) Puppet
3 373 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
4 285 (1.39%) Kubernetes
5 260 (1.27%) SCCM
6 205 (1.00%) Terraform
7 91 (0.44%) Oozie
8 87 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
9 80 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
10 72 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
11 52 (0.25%) Packer
12 46 (0.22%) Salt
13 40 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
14 39 (0.19%) HP ALM
15 38 (0.18%) Control-M
16 37 (0.18%) Mesos
17 31 (0.15%) NetBackup
18 30 (0.15%) SCOM
19 26 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 26 (0.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2,255 (10.97%) Microsoft
2 1,947 (9.48%) Oracle
3 1,428 (6.95%) SAP
4 491 (2.39%) VMware
5 449 (2.19%) Cisco
6 351 (1.71%) Citrix
7 346 (1.68%) IBM
8 264 (1.28%) Tableau
9 258 (1.26%) Red Hat
10 254 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
11 249 (1.21%) Adobe
12 196 (0.95%) Google
13 195 (0.95%) HP
14 184 (0.90%) Splunk
15 173 (0.84%) Bloomberg
16 162 (0.79%) ServiceNow
17 153 (0.74%) Sybase
18 150 (0.73%) Informatica
19 136 (0.66%) F5
20 132 (0.64%) CheckPoint