Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 20584 21392 24565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.35% 19.72% 21.80%
As % of the General category 54.20% 53.71% 55.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 14290 15153 16696
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £308 £288 £280
90th Percentile £650 £627 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 291 338
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £20.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.39% -2.38% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.17 £10.04 £10.25
90th Percentile £50.35 £55.00 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +31.58% -2.56% +11.43%

Finance is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 37979 39827 44657
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.39% 36.71% 39.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 24950 26458 28199
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £283 £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 840 957 1160
UK median hourly rate £25.75 £23.75 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.42% +4.03% +1.47%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.06 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -3.85% +4.00%

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 19 August 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 19 August 2017.

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 19 August 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 18607 £475 +5.56% 2985
London 0 10770 £520 +5.58% 1690
UK excluding London 0 9486 £425 +3.66% 1462
South East +1 2652 £425 - 340
North of England 0 2001 £400 - 409
Scotland 0 1262 £400 - 133
South West 0 1172 £412 +8.29% 214
Midlands 0 1145 £413 -2.94% 163
North West 0 1106 £400 -3.03% 243
Yorkshire 0 775 £420 +5.00% 139
East of England +1 756 £450 +5.88% 158
West Midlands 0 595 £400 -0.12% 111
East Midlands +1 518 £425 - 52
Northern Ireland +1 394 £413 +58.65% 13
North East +2 121 £395 +8.97% 27
Wales -1 116 £400 +6.67% 31
Isle of Man 0 4 £450 -10.00% 2
Channel Islands -5 3 - -

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 5271 (25.61%) Banking
2 5057 (24.57%) Agile Software Development
3 3282 (15.94%) SQL
4 2936 (14.26%) Java
5 2425 (11.78%) Project Management
6 2327 (11.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 2209 (10.73%) Oracle
8 2075 (10.08%) Microsoft
9 1910 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
10 1847 (8.97%) SAP
11 1841 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
12 1655 (8.04%) JavaScript
13 1631 (7.92%) Linux
14 1592 (7.73%) Windows
15 1559 (7.57%) C#
15 1559 (7.57%) Scrum
16 1501 (7.29%) SQL Server
17 1431 (6.95%) Marketing
18 1408 (6.84%) HTML
19 1397 (6.79%) Migration
20 1372 (6.67%) TDD
21 1352 (6.57%) Programme Management
22 1349 (6.55%) Investment Banking
23 1328 (6.45%) Degree
24 1313 (6.38%) .NET
25 1294 (6.29%) Telecoms
26 1261 (6.13%) Unix
27 1195 (5.81%) Retail
28 1188 (5.77%) Python
29 1181 (5.74%) Change 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
1 490 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 306 (1.49%) SAS
3 287 (1.39%) Apache Spark
4 281 (1.37%) Confluence
5 245 (1.19%) WebSphere
6 240 (1.17%) Apache
7 196 (0.95%) CMS
8 176 (0.86%) MS Exchange
9 169 (0.82%) Tomcat
10 159 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 155 (0.75%) IIS
12 134 (0.65%) JBoss
13 109 (0.53%) Skype for Business
14 105 (0.51%) Mule
15 100 (0.49%) WebLogic
16 97 (0.47%) OpenStack
17 79 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
18 77 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
19 75 (0.36%) Oracle Service Bus
20 61 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1162 (5.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 802 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
3 486 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 453 (2.20%) Microsoft Project
5 363 (1.76%) MS Visio
6 113 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 96 (0.47%) Photoshop
8 55 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
9 42 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 34 (0.17%) InVision
11 19 (0.092%) SPSS
12 16 (0.078%) OmniGraffle
13 11 (0.053%) Adobe After Effects
14 9 (0.044%) InDesign
14 9 (0.044%) Open Workbench
14 9 (0.044%) Stata
15 6 (0.029%) EngageOne
15 6 (0.029%) S-PLUS
16 5 (0.024%) Adobe Premiere
16 5 (0.024%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 241 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
2 224 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 194 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
4 185 (0.90%) SAP FI
5 172 (0.84%) SAP CO
6 164 (0.80%) SAP FI/CO
7 157 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
8 149 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
9 98 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
10 97 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
11 90 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
12 84 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
13 70 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
14 68 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
15 65 (0.32%) SAP ERP
16 64 (0.31%) ION MarketView
17 53 (0.26%) Markit EDM
18 48 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
19 43 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
20 42 (0.20%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 783 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
2 613 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 317 (1.54%) Office 365
4 209 (1.02%) PaaS
5 161 (0.78%) SaaS
6 122 (0.59%) IaaS
7 113 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
8 92 (0.45%) GitHub
9 91 (0.44%) OpenShift
10 69 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
11 52 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
12 50 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
13 45 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
14 42 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
15 36 (0.17%) Google Analytics
16 33 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
17 31 (0.15%) Amazon S3
18 25 (0.12%) Salesforce Service Cloud
19 19 (0.092%) AWS Lambda
20 18 (0.087%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 408 (1.98%) Firewall
2 261 (1.27%) Internet
3 236 (1.15%) SAN
4 222 (1.08%) TCP/IP
5 215 (1.04%) WAN
6 213 (1.03%) LAN
7 185 (0.90%) DNS
8 158 (0.77%) VPN
9 129 (0.63%) Network Security
10 126 (0.61%) LDAP
11 120 (0.58%) SSL
12 117 (0.57%) Wireless
13 100 (0.49%) NAS
14 98 (0.48%) HTTP
15 91 (0.44%) BGP
16 89 (0.43%) Skype
16 89 (0.43%) SMS
17 82 (0.40%) DHCP
17 82 (0.40%) Intranet
18 80 (0.39%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1501 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 666 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
3 660 (3.21%) Relational Database
4 630 (3.06%) Big Data
5 454 (2.21%) Hadoop
6 434 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 355 (1.72%) MongoDB
8 354 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 337 (1.64%) Oracle Database
10 324 (1.57%) NoSQL
11 245 (1.19%) MySQL
12 229 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
13 215 (1.04%) RDBMS
14 207 (1.01%) DB2
15 206 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 183 (0.89%) QlikView
17 180 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
18 169 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
19 164 (0.80%) Apache Hive
20 160 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 803 (3.90%) Git (software)
2 750 (3.64%) JIRA
3 708 (3.44%) Jenkins
4 423 (2.05%) Maven
5 300 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 261 (1.27%) Subversion
7 254 (1.23%) Selenium
8 226 (1.10%) TeamCity
9 218 (1.06%) Cucumber
10 198 (0.96%) Visual Studio
11 190 (0.92%) JUnit
12 116 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
13 114 (0.55%) Grunt
14 113 (0.55%) Bitbucket
15 111 (0.54%) Gradle
16 109 (0.53%) NUnit
17 91 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 89 (0.43%) gulp
19 86 (0.42%) Eclipse
19 86 (0.42%) SoapUI
General
1 5271 (25.61%) Banking
2 1431 (6.95%) Marketing
3 1349 (6.55%) Investment Banking
4 1294 (6.29%) Telecoms
5 1195 (5.81%) Retail
6 1180 (5.73%) Front Office
7 1103 (5.36%) Manufacturing
8 865 (4.20%) Electronics
9 741 (3.60%) Financial Institution
10 625 (3.04%) Legal
11 347 (1.69%) Retail Banking
12 332 (1.61%) Back Office
13 231 (1.12%) Law
14 162 (0.79%) Advertising
15 151 (0.73%) Billing
16 147 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
17 131 (0.64%) General Ledger
18 100 (0.49%) Publishing
19 86 (0.42%) Games
20 68 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5179 (25.16%) Developer
2 4286 (20.82%) Analyst
3 2151 (10.45%) Project Manager
4 1940 (9.42%) Business Analyst
5 1428 (6.94%) Java Developer
6 1297 (6.30%) Consultant
7 1291 (6.27%) Architect
8 821 (3.99%) Senior Developer
9 675 (3.28%) C# Developer
10 603 (2.93%) Financial Analyst
11 488 (2.37%) .NET Developer
12 460 (2.23%) SQL Developer
13 441 (2.14%) Solutions Architect
14 433 (2.10%) IT Manager
15 400 (1.94%) Data Analyst
16 385 (1.87%) Senior Java Developer
17 375 (1.82%) Programme Manager
18 363 (1.76%) Designer
19 361 (1.75%) Test Analyst
20 359 (1.74%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1408 (6.84%) HTML
2 1313 (6.38%) .NET
3 1097 (5.33%) CSS
4 982 (4.77%) AngularJS
5 854 (4.15%) Web Services
6 780 (3.79%) XML
7 751 (3.65%) HTML5
8 745 (3.62%) Spring
9 672 (3.26%) REST
10 607 (2.95%) JSON
11 502 (2.44%) Node.js
12 499 (2.42%) Middleware
13 456 (2.22%) jQuery
14 454 (2.21%) SOAP
15 446 (2.17%) ASP.NET
16 416 (2.02%) React
17 403 (1.96%) CSS3
17 403 (1.96%) RESTful
18 311 (1.51%) J2EE
19 288 (1.40%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 1910 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
2 666 (3.24%) User Experience
3 637 (3.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 613 (2.98%) Greenfield Project
5 595 (2.89%) Management Information System
6 521 (2.53%) Data Centre
7 503 (2.44%) Derivative
8 495 (2.40%) Fixed Income
9 469 (2.28%) Computer Science
10 461 (2.24%) Equities
11 447 (2.17%) Fintech
12 308 (1.50%) Virtual Team
13 249 (1.21%) Mobile App
14 232 (1.13%) Data Structures
15 230 (1.12%) Credit Risk
16 215 (1.04%) Market Risk
17 210 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
18 167 (0.81%) Hedge funds
19 147 (0.71%) PMI
20 131 (0.64%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1631 (7.92%) Linux
2 1592 (7.73%) Windows
3 1261 (6.13%) Unix
4 409 (1.99%) Windows Server
5 254 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 232 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 214 (1.04%) Apple iOS
8 206 (1.00%) Android
9 176 (0.86%) Windows 7
10 167 (0.81%) Solaris
11 157 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 152 (0.74%) Windows 10
13 110 (0.53%) AIX
14 58 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
15 46 (0.22%) zOS
16 40 (0.19%) CentOS
17 37 (0.18%) Windows 8
18 36 (0.17%) Mac OS X
19 22 (0.11%) SUSE
19 22 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5057 (24.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2425 (11.78%) Project Management
3 2327 (11.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 1841 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
5 1559 (7.57%) Scrum
6 1397 (6.79%) Migration
7 1372 (6.67%) TDD
8 1352 (6.57%) Programme Management
9 1181 (5.74%) Change Management
10 1107 (5.38%) DevOps
11 1101 (5.35%) Business Analysis
12 1083 (5.26%) Analytics
13 1061 (5.15%) PRINCE2
14 950 (4.62%) ITIL
15 933 (4.53%) SDLC
16 902 (4.38%) Digital Marketing
17 886 (4.30%) Test Automation
18 853 (4.14%) Data Modelling
19 842 (4.09%) Risk Management
20 798 (3.88%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 3282 (15.94%) SQL
2 2936 (14.26%) Java
3 1655 (8.04%) JavaScript
4 1559 (7.57%) C#
5 1188 (5.77%) Python
6 600 (2.91%) C++
7 462 (2.24%) Perl
8 429 (2.08%) PowerShell
9 358 (1.74%) VBA
10 355 (1.72%) Shell Script
11 343 (1.67%) PL/SQL
12 341 (1.66%) T-SQL
13 279 (1.36%) C
14 275 (1.34%) Scala
15 230 (1.12%) Ruby
16 222 (1.08%) Bash Shell
17 171 (0.83%) R
18 159 (0.77%) TypeScript
19 147 (0.71%) PHP
20 144 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 1328 (6.45%) Degree
2 832 (4.04%) Security Cleared
3 611 (2.97%) SC Cleared
4 290 (1.41%) PMI Certification
5 245 (1.19%) ISEB
6 243 (1.18%) CISSP
7 239 (1.16%) PMP
8 195 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
9 182 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
10 167 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 165 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 158 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
13 147 (0.71%) DV Cleared
14 146 (0.71%) CISM
15 133 (0.65%) ISTQB
16 131 (0.64%) CCNP
17 126 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
18 79 (0.38%) CIMA
19 78 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
19 78 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 738 (3.59%) PMO
2 662 (3.22%) QA
3 438 (2.13%) MiFID
4 330 (1.60%) GDPR
5 287 (1.39%) Data Quality
6 230 (1.12%) SLA
7 151 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 124 (0.60%) PCI DSS
9 92 (0.45%) EMIR
10 91 (0.44%) IFRS
11 65 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 59 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
13 52 (0.25%) COBIT
14 50 (0.24%) IFRS 9
15 47 (0.23%) SEPA
16 38 (0.18%) Solvency II
17 37 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
18 36 (0.17%) GAAP
19 27 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
20 26 (0.13%) FATCA
System Software
1 597 (2.90%) Active Directory
2 358 (1.74%) Docker
3 253 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 81 (0.39%) HDFS
5 78 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
6 71 (0.34%) vSphere
7 68 (0.33%) Hyper-V
8 56 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
9 55 (0.27%) XenApp
10 54 (0.26%) XenDesktop
11 49 (0.24%) Apache Flume
12 36 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 36 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
12 36 (0.17%) Time Sharing Option
13 35 (0.17%) NFS
14 30 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
15 28 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
16 27 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
17 25 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 22 (0.11%) RACF
Systems Management
1 422 (2.05%) Ansible
2 384 (1.87%) Puppet
3 297 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
4 182 (0.88%) SCCM
5 136 (0.66%) Kubernetes
6 128 (0.62%) Terraform
7 122 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
8 70 (0.34%) NetBackup
9 51 (0.25%) Nagios
10 47 (0.23%) SCOM
10 47 (0.23%) Tivoli
11 42 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
12 41 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
13 37 (0.18%) Kibana
14 36 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 35 (0.17%) Oozie
16 34 (0.17%) Control-M
16 34 (0.17%) Packer
17 32 (0.16%) AirWatch
18 31 (0.15%) logstash
Vendors
1 2209 (10.73%) Oracle
2 2075 (10.08%) Microsoft
3 1847 (8.97%) SAP
4 484 (2.35%) Cisco
5 480 (2.33%) IBM
6 461 (2.24%) VMware
7 359 (1.74%) Sybase
8 313 (1.52%) Citrix
9 293 (1.42%) Red Hat
10 272 (1.32%) HP
11 221 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
12 206 (1.00%) ServiceNow
13 201 (0.98%) Tableau
14 181 (0.88%) Adobe
15 175 (0.85%) Splunk
16 172 (0.84%) TIBCO
17 169 (0.82%) Google
18 167 (0.81%) Informatica
19 163 (0.79%) Bloomberg
20 144 (0.70%) CheckPoint