Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 20,609 18,453 22,818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.48% 19.24% 21.11%
As % of the General category 53.60% 52.23% 54.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,428 12,843 15,584
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £280
90th Percentile £675 £644 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 228 312
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £25.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.82% +8.37% +45.00%
10th Percentile £11.64 £12.85 £11.39
90th Percentile £51.22 £56.08 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +25.00% +33.33%

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 38,450 35,328 42,188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.20% 36.84% 39.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,335 23,321 26,936
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.26% +0.59%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 893 896 1,110
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -9.09% +21.31%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.32 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.32 £48.07 £49.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% -9.09% +5.77%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 18,690 £490 +8.89% 5,190
London 0 11,583 £525 +5.00% 2,538
UK excluding London 0 8,765 £425 +3.03% 2,963
South East +1 2,530 £450 +5.88% 679
North of England -1 1,764 £413 -2.94% 771
Scotland +2 1,412 £415 +3.75% 250
Midlands 0 1,064 £400 -3.61% 445
South West +1 939 £400 - 347
North West 0 824 £425 +3.03% 420
Yorkshire 0 790 £400 -5.88% 292
East of England 0 757 £450 +9.09% 404
West Midlands 0 580 £413 -2.26% 288
East Midlands -1 447 £383 -6.99% 155
Northern Ireland 0 197 £438 +15.13% 18
North East +23 161 £400 -15.79% 59
Wales -7 126 £400 -0.62% 48
Isle of Man - 16 £400 -
Channel Islands -9 1 £325 -7.14% 1

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 5,594 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4,733 (22.97%) Banking
3 3,036 (14.73%) SQL
4 2,923 (14.18%) Java
5 2,578 (12.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 2,443 (11.85%) Project Management
7 2,161 (10.49%) Microsoft
8 1,816 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
9 1,772 (8.60%) Oracle
10 1,724 (8.37%) C#
11 1,666 (8.08%) JavaScript
12 1,602 (7.77%) Windows
13 1,523 (7.39%) Linux
14 1,510 (7.33%) .NET
15 1,487 (7.22%) SQL Server
16 1,448 (7.03%) Scrum
17 1,439 (6.98%) Migration
18 1,378 (6.69%) SAP
19 1,344 (6.52%) TDD
20 1,333 (6.47%) DevOps
21 1,326 (6.43%) Business Intelligence
22 1,314 (6.38%) Degree
23 1,253 (6.08%) Python
24 1,229 (5.96%) Change Management
25 1,193 (5.79%) HTML
26 1,165 (5.65%) Microsoft Excel
27 1,135 (5.51%) Business Analysis
28 1,092 (5.30%) Test Automation
29 1,079 (5.24%) Unix
30 1,064 (5.16%) Amazon AWS

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
1 395 (1.92%) SharePoint
2 342 (1.66%) Confluence
3 285 (1.38%) Apache Spark
4 262 (1.27%) SAS
5 256 (1.24%) Tomcat
6 225 (1.09%) WebSphere
7 219 (1.06%) Apache
8 190 (0.92%) JBoss
9 188 (0.91%) CMS
10 144 (0.70%) WebLogic
11 142 (0.69%) IIS
12 135 (0.66%) MS Exchange
13 119 (0.58%) OpenStack
14 115 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 108 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
16 86 (0.42%) Skype for Business
17 82 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
18 74 (0.36%) Mule
19 70 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
20 58 (0.28%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1,165 (5.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 814 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
3 501 (2.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 449 (2.18%) Microsoft Project
5 361 (1.75%) MS Visio
6 122 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 116 (0.56%) Photoshop
8 95 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 89 (0.43%) InVision
10 75 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
11 22 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
12 21 (0.10%) InDesign
13 15 (0.073%) SPSS
14 11 (0.053%) Adobe After Effects
15 9 (0.044%) Adobe Premiere
16 8 (0.039%) Open Workbench
17 6 (0.029%) Chatbot
17 6 (0.029%) UXPin
18 5 (0.024%) HipChat
18 5 (0.024%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 230 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
2 204 (0.99%) SAP FI
3 203 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
4 171 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
5 166 (0.81%) SAP CO
6 162 (0.79%) SAP FI/CO
7 151 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
8 127 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
9 122 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
10 118 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
11 93 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
12 92 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
13 81 (0.39%) Markit EDM
14 79 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
15 76 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
16 74 (0.36%) NetSuite
17 72 (0.35%) ION MarketView
18 63 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
19 61 (0.30%) Elite 3E
20 55 (0.27%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,064 (5.16%) Amazon AWS
2 888 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 387 (1.88%) Office 365
4 214 (1.04%) SaaS
5 191 (0.93%) PaaS
6 166 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
7 154 (0.75%) GitHub
7 154 (0.75%) IaaS
8 133 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
9 104 (0.50%) OpenShift
10 99 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
11 93 (0.45%) Serverless
12 90 (0.44%) npm
13 78 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
14 72 (0.35%) Amazon S3
15 54 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 46 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
17 45 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
18 38 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
19 32 (0.16%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 397 (1.93%) Firewall
2 257 (1.25%) Internet
3 191 (0.93%) TCP/IP
4 186 (0.90%) WAN
5 184 (0.89%) DNS
6 183 (0.89%) SMS
7 179 (0.87%) SAN
8 158 (0.77%) LAN
9 144 (0.70%) Network Security
10 140 (0.68%) VPN
11 114 (0.55%) Skype
12 79 (0.38%) DHCP
13 77 (0.37%) SSL
14 76 (0.37%) HTTP
15 73 (0.35%) Wireless
16 66 (0.32%) NAS
17 62 (0.30%) Intranet
17 62 (0.30%) MPLS
18 59 (0.29%) FTP
19 57 (0.28%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,487 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 595 (2.89%) Big Data
3 588 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
4 514 (2.49%) Relational Database
5 459 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 439 (2.13%) Hadoop
7 398 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 367 (1.78%) NoSQL
9 345 (1.67%) MongoDB
10 313 (1.52%) MySQL
11 305 (1.48%) Blockchain
12 278 (1.35%) Oracle Database
13 256 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
14 224 (1.09%) Power BI
15 200 (0.97%) RDBMS
16 199 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 182 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
18 164 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
19 142 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
20 141 (0.68%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 968 (4.70%) Git (software)
2 903 (4.38%) JIRA
3 853 (4.14%) Jenkins
4 464 (2.25%) Maven
5 401 (1.95%) Selenium
6 346 (1.68%) TeamCity
7 274 (1.33%) Subversion
8 259 (1.26%) Cucumber
9 230 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 217 (1.05%) JUnit
11 205 (0.99%) Visual Studio
12 139 (0.67%) NUnit
13 128 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
14 120 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
14 120 (0.58%) WebDriver
15 116 (0.56%) Gradle
16 115 (0.56%) SoapUI
17 103 (0.50%) Mockito
18 101 (0.49%) MSTest
19 97 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 4,733 (22.97%) Banking
2 1,032 (5.01%) Investment Banking
3 954 (4.63%) Front Office
4 947 (4.60%) Marketing
5 849 (4.12%) Telecoms
6 826 (4.01%) Retail
7 693 (3.36%) Financial Institution
8 649 (3.15%) Manufacturing
9 629 (3.05%) Legal
10 489 (2.37%) Retail Banking
11 416 (2.02%) Electronics
12 297 (1.44%) Back Office
13 264 (1.28%) Advertising
14 248 (1.20%) Law
15 212 (1.03%) Billing
16 159 (0.77%) General Ledger
17 107 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
18 101 (0.49%) Publishing
19 93 (0.45%) Games
20 73 (0.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4,788 (23.23%) Developer
2 4,360 (21.16%) Analyst
3 2,159 (10.48%) Project Manager
4 2,042 (9.91%) Business Analyst
5 1,306 (6.34%) Architect
6 1,271 (6.17%) Java Developer
7 1,171 (5.68%) Consultant
8 859 (4.17%) Senior Developer
9 759 (3.68%) C# Developer
10 597 (2.90%) Financial Analyst
11 542 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
12 538 (2.61%) .NET Developer
13 518 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
14 415 (2.01%) Test Analyst
15 394 (1.91%) Data Analyst
15 394 (1.91%) Senior Manager
16 387 (1.88%) Senior Java Developer
17 382 (1.85%) IT Manager
18 374 (1.81%) Designer
19 371 (1.80%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,510 (7.33%) .NET
2 1,193 (5.79%) HTML
3 960 (4.66%) CSS
4 925 (4.49%) Web Services
5 901 (4.37%) AngularJS
6 686 (3.33%) Spring
7 630 (3.06%) REST
8 607 (2.95%) XML
9 593 (2.88%) HTML5
10 516 (2.50%) RESTful
11 490 (2.38%) React
12 483 (2.34%) ASP.NET
13 461 (2.24%) JSON
14 449 (2.18%) Node.js
15 440 (2.13%) SOAP
16 387 (1.88%) jQuery
17 324 (1.57%) Middleware
18 312 (1.51%) .NET Framework
19 272 (1.32%) CSS3
20 258 (1.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1,816 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
2 712 (3.45%) User Experience
3 656 (3.18%) Greenfield Project
4 648 (3.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 555 (2.69%) Management Information System
6 474 (2.30%) Computer Science
7 437 (2.12%) Fixed Income
8 425 (2.06%) Fintech
9 409 (1.98%) Derivative
10 396 (1.92%) Data Centre
11 349 (1.69%) Mobile App
12 342 (1.66%) Equities
13 255 (1.24%) Virtual Team
14 242 (1.17%) Credit Risk
15 229 (1.11%) Data Structures
16 179 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
17 165 (0.80%) Hedge funds
18 159 (0.77%) Market Risk
19 146 (0.71%) Algorithms
20 120 (0.58%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1,602 (7.77%) Windows
2 1,523 (7.39%) Linux
3 1,079 (5.24%) Unix
4 427 (2.07%) Windows Server
5 319 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 234 (1.14%) Windows 7
7 232 (1.13%) Windows 10
8 205 (0.99%) Apple iOS
9 201 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 193 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 181 (0.88%) Android
12 136 (0.66%) Solaris
13 99 (0.48%) AIX
14 65 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
15 45 (0.22%) Windows 8
16 39 (0.19%) Windows XP
17 28 (0.14%) SUSE
18 27 (0.13%) CentOS
19 25 (0.12%) zOS
20 23 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,594 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
2 2,578 (12.51%) Stakeholder Management
3 2,443 (11.85%) Project Management
4 1,448 (7.03%) Scrum
5 1,439 (6.98%) Migration
6 1,344 (6.52%) TDD
7 1,333 (6.47%) DevOps
8 1,326 (6.43%) Business Intelligence
9 1,229 (5.96%) Change Management
10 1,135 (5.51%) Business Analysis
11 1,092 (5.30%) Test Automation
12 1,045 (5.07%) PRINCE2
13 1,013 (4.92%) Analytics
14 999 (4.85%) Continuous Integration
15 960 (4.66%) Programme Management
16 957 (4.64%) SDLC
17 908 (4.41%) Risk Management
18 880 (4.27%) ITIL
19 800 (3.88%) User Acceptance Testing
20 742 (3.60%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3,036 (14.73%) SQL
2 2,923 (14.18%) Java
3 1,724 (8.37%) C#
4 1,666 (8.08%) JavaScript
5 1,253 (6.08%) Python
6 467 (2.27%) C++
7 396 (1.92%) PowerShell
8 364 (1.77%) Ruby
9 347 (1.68%) VBA
10 340 (1.65%) T-SQL
11 337 (1.64%) Perl
12 292 (1.42%) PL/SQL
13 287 (1.39%) Bash Shell
14 249 (1.21%) C
15 242 (1.17%) Scala
16 208 (1.01%) Shell Script
17 197 (0.96%) TypeScript
18 154 (0.75%) R
19 152 (0.74%) ES6
20 141 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,314 (6.38%) Degree
2 646 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 438 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 257 (1.25%) PMP
5 251 (1.22%) PMI Certification
6 202 (0.98%) CISSP
7 187 (0.91%) ISEB
8 185 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
9 166 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 146 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
10 146 (0.71%) ISTQB
11 133 (0.65%) CISM
12 120 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 118 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
14 102 (0.49%) Master's Degree
15 101 (0.49%) CCNP
16 91 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
17 90 (0.44%) DV Cleared
18 86 (0.42%) ACCA
19 85 (0.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 832 (4.04%) QA
2 828 (4.02%) PMO
3 589 (2.86%) GDPR
4 288 (1.40%) MiFID
5 274 (1.33%) Data Quality
6 210 (1.02%) SLA
7 152 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 139 (0.67%) PCI DSS
9 90 (0.44%) EMIR
10 85 (0.41%) IFRS
11 79 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 67 (0.33%) PSD2
13 50 (0.24%) COBIT
13 50 (0.24%) Solvency II
14 40 (0.19%) SEPA
15 39 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
16 35 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
17 34 (0.16%) GCP
18 28 (0.14%) IFRS 9
19 25 (0.12%) FATCA
System Software
1 637 (3.09%) Active Directory
2 571 (2.77%) Docker
3 249 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 99 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
5 91 (0.44%) XenApp
6 81 (0.39%) vSphere
7 74 (0.36%) XenDesktop
8 73 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 72 (0.35%) Hyper-V
10 68 (0.33%) HDFS
11 53 (0.26%) Apache Flume
11 53 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 43 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
13 34 (0.16%) NFS
14 33 (0.16%) Firmware
15 27 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
16 23 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
17 18 (0.087%) Oracle RAC
17 18 (0.087%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 17 (0.082%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 603 (2.93%) Ansible
2 487 (2.36%) Puppet
3 410 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
4 219 (1.06%) Kubernetes
5 217 (1.05%) SCCM
6 173 (0.84%) Terraform
7 95 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
8 79 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
9 68 (0.33%) HP ALM
10 60 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
11 46 (0.22%) Nagios
12 44 (0.21%) Packer
13 42 (0.20%) NetBackup
14 39 (0.19%) Mesos
15 35 (0.17%) SCOM
16 29 (0.14%) Red Hat Satellite
17 27 (0.13%) Oozie
18 26 (0.13%) Control-M
19 25 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
20 21 (0.10%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 2,161 (10.49%) Microsoft
2 1,772 (8.60%) Oracle
3 1,378 (6.69%) SAP
4 482 (2.34%) VMware
5 376 (1.82%) Cisco
6 324 (1.57%) IBM
7 320 (1.55%) Red Hat
8 314 (1.52%) Citrix
8 314 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
9 274 (1.33%) Adobe
10 255 (1.24%) HP
11 252 (1.22%) Tableau
12 204 (0.99%) Sybase
13 188 (0.91%) Bloomberg
14 184 (0.89%) Google
15 158 (0.77%) Splunk
16 140 (0.68%) Atlassian
17 136 (0.66%) TIBCO
18 134 (0.65%) CheckPoint
19 130 (0.63%) Hyperion