Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 20,980 18,552 23,258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.92% 19.09% 21.67%
As % of the General category 53.80% 52.35% 54.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,805 12,957 15,856
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +0.56% +5.29%
10th Percentile £300 £298 £278
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 248 314
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £26.50 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.09% +7.07% +45.59%
10th Percentile £11.70 £11.21 £11.83
90th Percentile £48.55 £51.85 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £26.25 £21.76
% change year-on-year -6.67% +20.62% +31.89%

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 38,997 35,440 42,433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.88% 36.47% 39.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,816 23,504 26,956
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £669 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 898 1,161
UK median hourly rate £25.83 £25.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.32% -5.66% +17.78%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.32 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.08 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.85 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +7.39% -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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 19,026 £480 +6.67% 5,563
London 0 11,634 £525 +5.00% 3,200
UK excluding London 0 9,091 £425 +3.03% 2,674
South East +1 2,553 £450 +5.88% 624
North of England 0 1,817 £415 -2.35% 711
Scotland +2 1,415 £413 +3.13% 238
Midlands 0 1,136 £400 -5.88% 393
South West +1 1,018 £400 +2.56% 265
North West 0 911 £425 +1.19% 380
East of England 0 818 £425 +0.59% 352
Yorkshire 0 766 £418 -0.48% 273
West Midlands 0 610 £400 -5.88% 244
East Midlands 0 487 £392 -5.54% 148
Northern Ireland 0 235 £425 +17.65% 24
North East +14 151 £400 -13.04% 58
Wales -2 127 £400 - 63
Isle of Man - 15 £400 - 2
Channel Islands -7 1 £325 -7.14% 3

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Finance.

1 5,661 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
2 5,060 (24.12%) Banking
3 3,138 (14.96%) Java
4 3,077 (14.67%) SQL
5 2,496 (11.90%) Project Management
6 2,484 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 2,178 (10.38%) Microsoft
8 1,888 (9.00%) Oracle
9 1,869 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
10 1,710 (8.15%) C#
11 1,694 (8.07%) JavaScript
12 1,671 (7.96%) Windows
13 1,601 (7.63%) Linux
14 1,515 (7.22%) Scrum
15 1,513 (7.21%) SQL Server
16 1,473 (7.02%) SAP
17 1,461 (6.96%) .NET
18 1,447 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
19 1,420 (6.77%) Migration
20 1,406 (6.70%) TDD
21 1,391 (6.63%) Degree
22 1,286 (6.13%) Python
23 1,284 (6.12%) DevOps
24 1,267 (6.04%) Change Management
25 1,261 (6.01%) HTML
26 1,148 (5.47%) Investment Banking
27 1,139 (5.43%) Marketing
28 1,138 (5.42%) Business Analysis
29 1,137 (5.42%) Microsoft Excel
30 1,112 (5.30%) Programme Management

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
1 411 (1.96%) SharePoint
2 334 (1.59%) Confluence
3 300 (1.43%) Apache Spark
4 276 (1.32%) SAS
5 254 (1.21%) Apache
6 251 (1.20%) WebSphere
7 250 (1.19%) Tomcat
8 230 (1.10%) CMS
9 195 (0.93%) JBoss
10 167 (0.80%) IIS
11 146 (0.70%) WebLogic
12 145 (0.69%) MS Exchange
13 133 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 129 (0.61%) OpenStack
15 105 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
16 102 (0.49%) Skype for Business
17 98 (0.47%) Mule
18 84 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 74 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
20 61 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1,137 (5.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 841 (4.01%) Microsoft Office
3 508 (2.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 447 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
5 387 (1.84%) MS Visio
6 122 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 115 (0.55%) Photoshop
8 81 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 79 (0.38%) InVision
10 75 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
11 32 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
12 19 (0.091%) InDesign
13 18 (0.086%) SPSS
14 10 (0.048%) Adobe After Effects
15 9 (0.043%) Chatbot
16 7 (0.033%) Adobe Premiere
17 6 (0.029%) InfoPath
17 6 (0.029%) Stata
17 6 (0.029%) UXPin
18 4 (0.019%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 220 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
2 199 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
3 198 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
4 196 (0.93%) SAP FI
5 165 (0.79%) SAP CO
6 160 (0.76%) SAP FI/CO
7 158 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
8 135 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
8 135 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
9 128 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
10 95 (0.45%) Markit EDM
11 88 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
12 82 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
12 82 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
13 79 (0.38%) ION MarketView
13 79 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
14 74 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
15 63 (0.30%) NetSuite
16 58 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
17 56 (0.27%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1,022 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
2 820 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 380 (1.81%) Office 365
4 203 (0.97%) SaaS
5 187 (0.89%) PaaS
6 161 (0.77%) GitHub
7 154 (0.73%) IaaS
8 149 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
9 143 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
10 93 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
10 93 (0.44%) OpenShift
11 86 (0.41%) npm
12 67 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
13 60 (0.29%) Serverless
14 55 (0.26%) Amazon S3
15 42 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
16 38 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
17 34 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
18 33 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 29 (0.14%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 418 (1.99%) Firewall
2 302 (1.44%) Internet
3 231 (1.10%) TCP/IP
4 217 (1.03%) SAN
5 198 (0.94%) WAN
6 195 (0.93%) LAN
7 193 (0.92%) DNS
8 186 (0.89%) SMS
9 161 (0.77%) VPN
10 150 (0.71%) Network Security
11 122 (0.58%) Skype
12 108 (0.51%) Wireless
13 102 (0.49%) SSL
14 85 (0.41%) LDAP
15 84 (0.40%) HTTP
16 76 (0.36%) DHCP
17 73 (0.35%) NAS
18 67 (0.32%) MPLS
19 66 (0.31%) BGP
20 64 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,513 (7.21%) SQL Server
2 626 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
3 622 (2.96%) Big Data
4 546 (2.60%) Relational Database
5 473 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 460 (2.19%) Hadoop
7 396 (1.89%) NoSQL
8 390 (1.86%) MongoDB
9 383 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 328 (1.56%) MySQL
11 297 (1.42%) Blockchain
12 283 (1.35%) Oracle Database
13 257 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
14 232 (1.11%) RDBMS
15 212 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 205 (0.98%) Power BI
17 179 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
18 172 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
19 166 (0.79%) DB2
20 147 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 997 (4.75%) Git (software)
2 882 (4.20%) JIRA
3 861 (4.10%) Jenkins
4 473 (2.25%) Maven
5 367 (1.75%) Selenium
6 325 (1.55%) TeamCity
7 283 (1.35%) Subversion
8 265 (1.26%) Cucumber
9 243 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
10 238 (1.13%) JUnit
11 206 (0.98%) Visual Studio
12 130 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
13 129 (0.61%) NUnit
14 124 (0.59%) Gradle
15 123 (0.59%) SoapUI
16 118 (0.56%) Mockito
17 114 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
18 111 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 107 (0.51%) Eclipse
20 106 (0.51%) WebDriver
General
1 5,060 (24.12%) Banking
2 1,148 (5.47%) Investment Banking
3 1,139 (5.43%) Marketing
4 1,045 (4.98%) Front Office
5 996 (4.75%) Telecoms
6 784 (3.74%) Manufacturing
7 767 (3.66%) Retail
8 717 (3.42%) Financial Institution
9 615 (2.93%) Legal
10 548 (2.61%) Electronics
11 512 (2.44%) Retail Banking
12 292 (1.39%) Back Office
13 254 (1.21%) Law
14 253 (1.21%) Advertising
15 213 (1.02%) Billing
16 149 (0.71%) General Ledger
17 132 (0.63%) Publishing
18 129 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
19 109 (0.52%) Games
20 84 (0.40%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5,023 (23.94%) Developer
2 4,525 (21.57%) Analyst
3 2,166 (10.32%) Project Manager
4 2,104 (10.03%) Business Analyst
5 1,418 (6.76%) Java Developer
6 1,265 (6.03%) Architect
7 1,155 (5.51%) Consultant
8 891 (4.25%) Senior Developer
9 777 (3.70%) C# Developer
10 636 (3.03%) Financial Analyst
11 538 (2.56%) .NET Developer
12 492 (2.35%) DevOps Engineer
13 481 (2.29%) Solutions Architect
14 435 (2.07%) SQL Developer
15 433 (2.06%) Test Analyst
16 420 (2.00%) Senior Manager
17 413 (1.97%) IT Manager
18 402 (1.92%) Senior Java Developer
19 389 (1.85%) Data Analyst
20 378 (1.80%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,461 (6.96%) .NET
2 1,261 (6.01%) HTML
3 1,007 (4.80%) CSS
4 980 (4.67%) Web Services
5 907 (4.32%) AngularJS
6 765 (3.65%) Spring
7 691 (3.29%) XML
8 646 (3.08%) REST
9 629 (3.00%) HTML5
10 547 (2.61%) RESTful
11 526 (2.51%) JSON
12 481 (2.29%) SOAP
13 473 (2.25%) ASP.NET
14 465 (2.22%) Node.js
15 457 (2.18%) React
16 415 (1.98%) jQuery
17 385 (1.84%) Middleware
18 309 (1.47%) .NET Framework
19 294 (1.40%) CSS3
20 285 (1.36%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1,869 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
2 690 (3.29%) User Experience
3 645 (3.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 645 (3.07%) Greenfield Project
4 584 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 525 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 481 (2.29%) Derivative
7 449 (2.14%) Fixed Income
8 401 (1.91%) Fintech
9 380 (1.81%) Data Centre
10 377 (1.80%) Equities
11 333 (1.59%) Mobile App
12 311 (1.48%) Virtual Team
13 265 (1.26%) Credit Risk
14 226 (1.08%) Data Structures
15 209 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
16 200 (0.95%) Market Risk
17 162 (0.77%) Hedge funds
18 115 (0.55%) Mainframe
19 111 (0.53%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1,671 (7.96%) Windows
2 1,601 (7.63%) Linux
3 1,101 (5.25%) Unix
4 463 (2.21%) Windows Server
5 356 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 261 (1.24%) Windows 7
7 238 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 229 (1.09%) Windows 10
9 224 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 209 (1.00%) Apple iOS
11 183 (0.87%) Android
12 145 (0.69%) Solaris
13 108 (0.51%) AIX
14 78 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
15 54 (0.26%) Windows 8
16 39 (0.19%) Windows XP
17 35 (0.17%) zOS
18 32 (0.15%) CentOS
19 31 (0.15%) SUSE
20 22 (0.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,661 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
2 2,496 (11.90%) Project Management
3 2,484 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,515 (7.22%) Scrum
5 1,447 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
6 1,420 (6.77%) Migration
7 1,406 (6.70%) TDD
8 1,284 (6.12%) DevOps
9 1,267 (6.04%) Change Management
10 1,138 (5.42%) Business Analysis
11 1,112 (5.30%) Programme Management
12 1,096 (5.22%) Test Automation
13 1,061 (5.06%) Analytics
14 1,058 (5.04%) PRINCE2
15 1,047 (4.99%) Continuous Integration
16 977 (4.66%) SDLC
17 939 (4.48%) Risk Management
18 906 (4.32%) ITIL
19 826 (3.94%) User Acceptance Testing
20 761 (3.63%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3,138 (14.96%) Java
2 3,077 (14.67%) SQL
3 1,710 (8.15%) C#
4 1,694 (8.07%) JavaScript
5 1,286 (6.13%) Python
6 497 (2.37%) C++
7 423 (2.02%) PowerShell
8 384 (1.83%) Perl
9 370 (1.76%) Ruby
10 334 (1.59%) T-SQL
11 328 (1.56%) VBA
12 296 (1.41%) Bash Shell
13 294 (1.40%) PL/SQL
14 263 (1.25%) Scala
15 254 (1.21%) C
16 238 (1.13%) Shell Script
17 191 (0.91%) TypeScript
18 160 (0.76%) R
19 139 (0.66%) PHP
20 130 (0.62%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,391 (6.63%) Degree
2 669 (3.19%) Security Cleared
3 474 (2.26%) SC Cleared
4 279 (1.33%) PMP
5 263 (1.25%) PMI Certification
6 224 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
7 202 (0.96%) CISSP
8 188 (0.90%) ISEB
9 158 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
10 151 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 143 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 133 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
13 127 (0.61%) ISTQB
14 120 (0.57%) CISM
15 118 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
16 112 (0.53%) CCNP
17 100 (0.48%) Master's Degree
18 98 (0.47%) DV Cleared
18 98 (0.47%) MCSE
19 84 (0.40%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 843 (4.02%) QA
2 822 (3.92%) PMO
3 580 (2.76%) GDPR
4 365 (1.74%) MiFID
5 270 (1.29%) Data Quality
6 233 (1.11%) SLA
7 164 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 133 (0.63%) PCI DSS
9 111 (0.53%) EMIR
10 92 (0.44%) IFRS
11 77 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 54 (0.26%) Solvency II
13 48 (0.23%) PSD2
14 44 (0.21%) COBIT
15 43 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
16 42 (0.20%) SEPA
17 38 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
18 36 (0.17%) IFRS 9
19 28 (0.13%) FATCA
19 28 (0.13%) GCP
System Software
1 676 (3.22%) Active Directory
2 559 (2.66%) Docker
3 256 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 98 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
5 89 (0.42%) XenApp
6 87 (0.41%) HDFS
7 80 (0.38%) vSphere
8 66 (0.31%) Hyper-V
9 65 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
10 62 (0.30%) Apache Flume
11 61 (0.29%) XenDesktop
12 46 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 45 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
14 44 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
15 34 (0.16%) Firmware
16 30 (0.14%) NFS
17 23 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 22 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
19 20 (0.095%) Oracle RAC
19 20 (0.095%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 587 (2.80%) Ansible
2 522 (2.49%) Puppet
3 407 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
4 225 (1.07%) SCCM
5 195 (0.93%) Kubernetes
6 157 (0.75%) Terraform
7 99 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
8 56 (0.27%) Nagios
9 51 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
10 48 (0.23%) NetBackup
11 43 (0.20%) Packer
12 35 (0.17%) Oozie
12 35 (0.17%) SCOM
13 30 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 29 (0.14%) Red Hat Satellite
15 26 (0.12%) Control-M
15 26 (0.12%) Tivoli
16 25 (0.12%) Mesos
17 24 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
17 24 (0.11%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 2,178 (10.38%) Microsoft
2 1,888 (9.00%) Oracle
3 1,473 (7.02%) SAP
4 500 (2.38%) VMware
5 411 (1.96%) Cisco
6 380 (1.81%) IBM
7 340 (1.62%) Red Hat
8 336 (1.60%) Citrix
9 322 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
10 268 (1.28%) Adobe
11 254 (1.21%) HP
12 237 (1.13%) Tableau
13 223 (1.06%) Sybase
14 190 (0.91%) Bloomberg
14 190 (0.91%) Google
15 145 (0.69%) TIBCO
16 141 (0.67%) Splunk
17 140 (0.67%) CheckPoint
18 124 (0.59%) Atlassian
19 120 (0.57%) ServiceNow