Period
to 21 October 2017

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 21 October 2017 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 21284 20290 25373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.43% 19.11% 22.23%
As % of the General category 53.64% 52.53% 55.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15084 14225 17445
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £282
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 272 327
UK median hourly rate £22.88 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.93% -2.33% +22.86%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.60 £56.34 £47.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.63 £20.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year +10.37% +1.23% +22.73%

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 39678 38628 45806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.95% 36.37% 40.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 26298 25678 29247
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 868 975 1212
UK median hourly rate £26.42 £23.75 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.24% -4.43% +15.10%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.39
90th Percentile £48.08 £47.15 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% -3.85% +10.05%

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 21 October 2017.

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 21 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in the UK

Finance
Top 17 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 21 October 2017. 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 19198 £475 +5.56% 1817
London 0 11450 £525 +7.14% 1039
UK excluding London 0 9533 £425 +3.66% 897
South East +1 2597 £438 +2.94% 228
North of England 0 1882 £413 +3.13% 241
Scotland 0 1404 £400 - 97
South West 0 1180 £410 +7.19% 96
Midlands 0 1167 £400 -5.88% 116
North West 0 1000 £420 -1.18% 121
East of England +1 830 £450 +5.88% 93
Yorkshire 0 766 £423 +5.69% 98
West Midlands +1 621 £400 -5.88% 65
East Midlands +1 518 £413 -2.94% 51
Northern Ireland 0 388 £413 +30.43% 8
North East +12 125 £385 +2.67% 22
Wales -8 105 £400 +3.23% 18
Isle of Man +2 10 £425 -29.81%

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, 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 5551 (26.08%) Agile Software Development
2 5496 (25.82%) Banking
3 3181 (14.95%) SQL
4 3169 (14.89%) Java
5 2506 (11.77%) Project Management
6 2467 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 2157 (10.13%) Microsoft
8 2008 (9.43%) Oracle
9 1913 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
10 1788 (8.40%) JavaScript
11 1787 (8.40%) SAP
12 1754 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
13 1644 (7.72%) Linux
14 1633 (7.67%) Windows
15 1598 (7.51%) Scrum
16 1574 (7.40%) C#
17 1453 (6.83%) SQL Server
17 1453 (6.83%) TDD
18 1426 (6.70%) Migration
19 1415 (6.65%) HTML
20 1401 (6.58%) Degree
21 1398 (6.57%) Marketing
22 1394 (6.55%) Investment Banking
23 1315 (6.18%) Programme Management
24 1311 (6.16%) .NET
25 1294 (6.08%) Python
26 1247 (5.86%) Change Management
27 1230 (5.78%) Front Office
28 1223 (5.75%) Unix
29 1200 (5.64%) Business Analysis

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
1 464 (2.18%) SharePoint
2 305 (1.43%) Confluence
3 303 (1.42%) Apache Spark
4 275 (1.29%) SAS
5 250 (1.17%) WebSphere
6 239 (1.12%) Apache
7 230 (1.08%) CMS
8 217 (1.02%) Tomcat
9 173 (0.81%) MS Exchange
10 166 (0.78%) IIS
11 165 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 152 (0.71%) JBoss
13 126 (0.59%) WebLogic
14 125 (0.59%) Skype for Business
15 114 (0.54%) OpenStack
16 111 (0.52%) Mule
17 97 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
18 81 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 79 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
20 66 (0.31%) Drupal
Applications
1 1148 (5.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 873 (4.10%) Microsoft Office
3 498 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 423 (1.99%) Microsoft Project
5 412 (1.94%) MS Visio
6 131 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 122 (0.57%) Photoshop
8 74 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
9 62 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 56 (0.26%) InVision
11 27 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
12 18 (0.085%) SPSS
13 14 (0.066%) Adobe After Effects
14 11 (0.052%) InDesign
15 10 (0.047%) Chatbot
16 6 (0.028%) InfoPath
17 5 (0.023%) Open Workbench
17 5 (0.023%) UXPin
18 4 (0.019%) Adobe Premiere
18 4 (0.019%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 238 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 223 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
3 205 (0.96%) SAP FI
4 184 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
5 182 (0.86%) SAP CO
6 177 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
7 174 (0.82%) SAP FI/CO
8 145 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
9 121 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
10 113 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
11 84 (0.39%) ION MarketView
12 83 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
13 82 (0.39%) Markit EDM
14 81 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
15 67 (0.31%) Temenos T24
16 66 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
17 65 (0.31%) SAP ERP
18 61 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
19 59 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
20 51 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 901 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
2 683 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 348 (1.64%) Office 365
4 188 (0.88%) PaaS
5 181 (0.85%) SaaS
6 132 (0.62%) GitHub
7 126 (0.59%) IaaS
8 110 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
9 107 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
10 89 (0.42%) OpenShift
11 71 (0.33%) Serverless
12 70 (0.33%) npm
13 67 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
14 56 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
15 55 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
16 44 (0.21%) Amazon S3
16 44 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
17 37 (0.17%) Google Analytics
18 26 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
19 23 (0.11%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 430 (2.02%) Firewall
2 267 (1.25%) Internet
3 249 (1.17%) TCP/IP
4 237 (1.11%) LAN
5 225 (1.06%) WAN
6 222 (1.04%) SAN
7 201 (0.94%) DNS
8 166 (0.78%) VPN
9 160 (0.75%) Network Security
10 158 (0.74%) SMS
11 139 (0.65%) Wireless
12 119 (0.56%) LDAP
13 111 (0.52%) Skype
14 104 (0.49%) SSL
15 93 (0.44%) HTTP
16 90 (0.42%) DHCP
17 88 (0.41%) NAS
18 86 (0.40%) BGP
19 74 (0.35%) MPLS
19 74 (0.35%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1453 (6.83%) SQL Server
2 680 (3.19%) Big Data
3 650 (3.05%) Relational Database
4 643 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
5 466 (2.19%) Hadoop
6 452 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 385 (1.81%) MongoDB
8 352 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 350 (1.64%) NoSQL
10 287 (1.35%) MySQL
11 284 (1.33%) Oracle Database
12 237 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
13 236 (1.11%) RDBMS
14 227 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 204 (0.96%) Blockchain
16 188 (0.88%) DB2
17 170 (0.80%) Power BI
18 165 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
19 162 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
20 153 (0.72%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 945 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 822 (3.86%) Jenkins
3 820 (3.85%) JIRA
4 491 (2.31%) Maven
5 296 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 280 (1.32%) Subversion
7 268 (1.26%) TeamCity
8 259 (1.22%) Selenium
9 244 (1.15%) Cucumber
10 206 (0.97%) JUnit
11 199 (0.93%) Visual Studio
12 143 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
13 123 (0.58%) Mockito
14 122 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 120 (0.56%) Grunt
16 114 (0.54%) Gradle
17 111 (0.52%) Bitbucket
17 111 (0.52%) NUnit
18 103 (0.48%) SoapUI
19 94 (0.44%) Eclipse
General
1 5496 (25.82%) Banking
2 1398 (6.57%) Marketing
3 1394 (6.55%) Investment Banking
4 1230 (5.78%) Front Office
5 1188 (5.58%) Telecoms
6 1048 (4.92%) Manufacturing
7 810 (3.81%) Electronics
8 804 (3.78%) Retail
9 761 (3.58%) Financial Institution
10 662 (3.11%) Legal
11 528 (2.48%) Retail Banking
12 303 (1.42%) Back Office
13 262 (1.23%) Law
14 225 (1.06%) Advertising
15 182 (0.86%) Billing
16 166 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
17 148 (0.70%) General Ledger
18 131 (0.62%) Publishing
19 98 (0.46%) Games
20 89 (0.42%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5301 (24.91%) Developer
2 4532 (21.29%) Analyst
3 2196 (10.32%) Project Manager
4 2083 (9.79%) Business Analyst
5 1511 (7.10%) Java Developer
6 1314 (6.17%) Architect
7 1254 (5.89%) Consultant
8 927 (4.36%) Senior Developer
9 652 (3.06%) C# Developer
10 616 (2.89%) Financial Analyst
11 470 (2.21%) .NET Developer
12 468 (2.20%) Solutions Architect
13 457 (2.15%) IT Manager
14 441 (2.07%) SQL Developer
15 434 (2.04%) Senior Java Developer
16 418 (1.96%) Data Analyst
17 404 (1.90%) Test Analyst
18 367 (1.72%) Designer
19 358 (1.68%) DevOps Engineer
20 353 (1.66%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1415 (6.65%) HTML
2 1311 (6.16%) .NET
3 1110 (5.22%) CSS
4 995 (4.67%) AngularJS
5 938 (4.41%) Web Services
6 795 (3.74%) Spring
7 778 (3.66%) HTML5
8 758 (3.56%) XML
9 708 (3.33%) REST
10 637 (2.99%) JSON
11 531 (2.49%) Node.js
12 506 (2.38%) Middleware
13 487 (2.29%) RESTful
14 463 (2.18%) jQuery
15 462 (2.17%) SOAP
16 458 (2.15%) React
17 442 (2.08%) ASP.NET
18 393 (1.85%) CSS3
19 311 (1.46%) J2EE
20 306 (1.44%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1913 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
2 690 (3.24%) User Experience
3 665 (3.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 618 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
5 600 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 574 (2.70%) Derivative
7 510 (2.40%) Computer Science
8 498 (2.34%) Fixed Income
9 451 (2.12%) Fintech
10 447 (2.10%) Equities
11 441 (2.07%) Data Centre
12 343 (1.61%) Virtual Team
13 292 (1.37%) Mobile App
14 269 (1.26%) Data Structures
15 259 (1.22%) Credit Risk
16 234 (1.10%) Market Risk
17 204 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
18 169 (0.79%) Hedge funds
19 117 (0.55%) NHS
20 115 (0.54%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1644 (7.72%) Linux
2 1633 (7.67%) Windows
3 1223 (5.75%) Unix
4 422 (1.98%) Windows Server
5 292 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 227 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 221 (1.04%) Windows 7
8 217 (1.02%) Apple iOS
9 199 (0.93%) Android
10 194 (0.91%) Windows 10
11 163 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
12 162 (0.76%) Solaris
13 98 (0.46%) AIX
14 53 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
15 43 (0.20%) zOS
16 40 (0.19%) CentOS
17 36 (0.17%) Mac OS X
17 36 (0.17%) Windows 8
18 32 (0.15%) Windows XP
19 27 (0.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5551 (26.08%) Agile Software Development
2 2506 (11.77%) Project Management
3 2467 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 1754 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
5 1598 (7.51%) Scrum
6 1453 (6.83%) TDD
7 1426 (6.70%) Migration
8 1315 (6.18%) Programme Management
9 1247 (5.86%) Change Management
10 1200 (5.64%) Business Analysis
11 1183 (5.56%) DevOps
12 1092 (5.13%) Analytics
13 1014 (4.76%) PRINCE2
13 1014 (4.76%) SDLC
14 995 (4.67%) Test Automation
15 954 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
16 908 (4.27%) ITIL
17 896 (4.21%) Risk Management
18 857 (4.03%) Digital Marketing
19 823 (3.87%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 3181 (14.95%) SQL
2 3169 (14.89%) Java
3 1788 (8.40%) JavaScript
4 1574 (7.40%) C#
5 1294 (6.08%) Python
6 566 (2.66%) C++
7 430 (2.02%) Perl
8 427 (2.01%) PowerShell
9 345 (1.62%) VBA
10 341 (1.60%) T-SQL
11 327 (1.54%) Shell Script
12 292 (1.37%) PL/SQL
13 286 (1.34%) Ruby
14 261 (1.23%) Scala
15 253 (1.19%) Bash Shell
16 247 (1.16%) C
17 181 (0.85%) R
18 180 (0.85%) TypeScript
19 172 (0.81%) PHP
20 145 (0.68%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1401 (6.58%) Degree
2 770 (3.62%) Security Cleared
3 548 (2.57%) SC Cleared
4 244 (1.15%) CISSP
5 242 (1.14%) PMI Certification
6 230 (1.08%) PMP
7 220 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
8 214 (1.01%) ISEB
9 187 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
10 156 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 155 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
12 150 (0.70%) CISM
13 133 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
14 130 (0.61%) CCNP
15 129 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 125 (0.59%) DV Cleared
17 113 (0.53%) ISTQB
18 88 (0.41%) MCSE
19 86 (0.40%) CIMA
20 85 (0.40%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 772 (3.63%) PMO
2 735 (3.45%) QA
3 491 (2.31%) MiFID
4 477 (2.24%) GDPR
5 282 (1.32%) Data Quality
6 249 (1.17%) SLA
7 161 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 140 (0.66%) PCI DSS
9 113 (0.53%) EMIR
10 86 (0.40%) IFRS
11 79 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 51 (0.24%) COBIT
12 51 (0.24%) PSD2
13 47 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
13 47 (0.22%) IFRS 9
14 44 (0.21%) Solvency II
15 39 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
16 33 (0.16%) SEPA
17 29 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 28 (0.13%) GAAP
System Software
1 680 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 450 (2.11%) Docker
3 248 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 91 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
5 83 (0.39%) HDFS
6 73 (0.34%) Hyper-V
7 64 (0.30%) vSphere
8 54 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
8 54 (0.25%) XenApp
9 48 (0.23%) XenDesktop
10 45 (0.21%) Apache Flume
11 43 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
12 42 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
13 35 (0.16%) NFS
14 33 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 31 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 30 (0.14%) Veritas File System
17 27 (0.13%) Time Sharing Option
18 26 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
19 23 (0.11%) RACF
Systems Management
1 498 (2.34%) Ansible
2 439 (2.06%) Puppet
3 319 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
4 213 (1.00%) SCCM
5 159 (0.75%) Kubernetes
6 156 (0.73%) Terraform
7 120 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
8 77 (0.36%) NetBackup
9 50 (0.23%) Nagios
10 44 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
11 43 (0.20%) Kibana
12 41 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
12 41 (0.19%) SCOM
13 39 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 37 (0.17%) Control-M
14 37 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
15 35 (0.16%) Packer
16 34 (0.16%) logstash
16 34 (0.16%) MOM
16 34 (0.16%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 2157 (10.13%) Microsoft
2 2008 (9.43%) Oracle
3 1787 (8.40%) SAP
4 467 (2.19%) IBM
5 461 (2.17%) Cisco
6 455 (2.14%) VMware
7 323 (1.52%) Citrix
8 309 (1.45%) Red Hat
9 291 (1.37%) Sybase
10 283 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
11 273 (1.28%) HP
12 224 (1.05%) Adobe
13 211 (0.99%) Tableau
14 207 (0.97%) Bloomberg
15 189 (0.89%) Google
16 186 (0.87%) TIBCO
17 175 (0.82%) ServiceNow
18 169 (0.79%) Splunk
19 163 (0.77%) CheckPoint
20 147 (0.69%) Symantec