Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Financial Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Financial Analysis over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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 Analysis
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 826 813 829
Rank change year-on-year -13 +16 -48
Contract jobs citing Financial Analysis 70 73 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.070% 0.057%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.080% 0.083% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 38 43
UK median daily rate £525 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.83% -3.33% -10.45%
10th Percentile £288 £271 £228
90th Percentile £785 £550 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £321
% change year-on-year +18.75% +24.61% -22.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
UK median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 -

Financial Analysis is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87050 88088 93684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.89% 81.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 58011 58216 60663
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £635 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2370 2759
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.37 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £49.93 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

Financial Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Financial Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Financial Analysis in the UK

Financial Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Financial Analysis.

Contractor daily rate trend for Financial Analysis in the UK

Financial Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Financial Analysis over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Financial Analysis in the UK

Financial Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Financial Analysis.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Financial Analysis in the UK

Financial Analysis
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Financial Analysis within the UK over the 6 months to 24 November 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 -11 65 £544 +45.07% 8
London -6 41 £555 +58.57% 7
UK excluding London +27 28 £475 +18.75% 2
South East +1 11 £713 +83.87%
South West - 5 £388 -
Midlands +26 4 £350 -12.50%
West Midlands +16 4 £350 -12.50%
Scotland +4 4 £250 -
North of England +59 3 £450 +28.57% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £475 - 1
East of England -8 1 £325 -23.53%
North West - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Financial Analysis 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 Financial Analysis.

1 70 (100.00%) Finance
2 31 (44.29%) Project Management
3 23 (32.86%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (24.29%) Microsoft Excel
5 16 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (18.57%) QA
7 10 (14.29%) Workflow Management
7 10 (14.29%) Workflow
7 10 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (14.29%) VBA
7 10 (14.29%) Power BI
7 10 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 10 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (12.86%) SAS EBI
8 9 (12.86%) SAS
8 9 (12.86%) Change Management
8 9 (12.86%) Operations Research
9 8 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (11.43%) Banking
9 8 (11.43%) PMO
9 8 (11.43%) Customer Engagement
10 7 (10.00%) Process Improvement
10 7 (10.00%) Business Analysis
10 7 (10.00%) SAP
11 6 (8.57%) Quality Management
11 6 (8.57%) Robotic Process Automation
11 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
12 5 (7.14%) Financial Modelling
12 5 (7.14%) Acceptance Criteria
12 5 (7.14%) Budgeting and Forecasting

Financial Analysis
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 9 (12.86%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (24.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (4.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) SAP Business One
2 2 (2.86%) HFM
2 2 (2.86%) Infor M3
2 2 (2.86%) SAP R/3
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) SMS
2 3 (4.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.29%) Power BI
2 9 (12.86%) SAS EBI
3 3 (4.29%) Big Data
3 3 (4.29%) Oracle Smart View
3 3 (4.29%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.43%) Essbase
4 1 (1.43%) MS Access
4 1 (1.43%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (1.43%) QlikView
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
General
1 70 (100.00%) Finance
2 8 (11.43%) Banking
3 5 (7.14%) Advertising
4 4 (5.71%) Legal
4 4 (5.71%) Retail
5 2 (2.86%) Billing
5 2 (2.86%) Front Office
5 2 (2.86%) Marketing
5 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.43%) Back Office
6 1 (1.43%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.43%) Local Government
6 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (42.86%) Analyst
2 14 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 10 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
4 3 (4.29%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (4.29%) Consultant
4 3 (4.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (4.29%) Excel Analyst
4 3 (4.29%) Market Risk Analyst
4 3 (4.29%) Market Risk Business Analyst
4 3 (4.29%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (4.29%) Programme Manager
4 3 (4.29%) Project Manager
4 3 (4.29%) Risk Analyst
4 3 (4.29%) Risk Business Analyst
4 3 (4.29%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (2.86%) Category Manager
5 2 (2.86%) Credit Risk Analyst
5 2 (2.86%) Finance Business Analyst
5 2 (2.86%) Infor Consultant
5 2 (2.86%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) JSON
1 3 (4.29%) Web Services
2 1 (1.43%) CGI
2 1 (1.43%) Flash
2 1 (1.43%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (32.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.71%) Credit Risk
3 3 (4.29%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.29%) Market Risk
4 2 (2.86%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.43%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (1.43%) Derivative
5 1 (1.43%) Equities
5 1 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.29%) Linux
1 3 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (44.29%) Project Management
2 16 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (14.29%) Workflow
3 10 (14.29%) Workflow Management
4 9 (12.86%) Change Management
4 9 (12.86%) Operations Research
5 8 (11.43%) Customer Engagement
5 8 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 7 (10.00%) Process Improvement
7 6 (8.57%) Quality Management
7 6 (8.57%) Robotic Process Automation
8 5 (7.14%) Acceptance Criteria
8 5 (7.14%) Budgeting and Forecasting
8 5 (7.14%) Business Development
8 5 (7.14%) Data Analysis
8 5 (7.14%) ERP
8 5 (7.14%) Financial Modelling
8 5 (7.14%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.29%) VBA
2 4 (5.71%) Python
2 4 (5.71%) SQL
3 3 (4.29%) Bash Shell
3 3 (4.29%) Perl
3 3 (4.29%) Ruby
4 2 (2.86%) R
5 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.71%) ACCA
3 4 (5.71%) CIMA
3 4 (5.71%) Degree
4 3 (4.29%) RHCE
5 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.43%) CCAB
6 1 (1.43%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.43%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.57%) QA
2 8 (11.43%) PMO
3 2 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.43%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.43%) IFRS
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.29%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 3 (4.29%) Suricata
Vendors
1 7 (10.00%) SAP
2 4 (5.71%) Oracle
2 4 (5.71%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.29%) Hyperion
3 3 (4.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.29%) Qualys
3 3 (4.29%) Splunk
4 2 (2.86%) Infor
5 1 (1.43%) Alteryx
5 1 (1.43%) CA
5 1 (1.43%) Intel
5 1 (1.43%) Murex
5 1 (1.43%) Tableau