Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Financial Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Finance Analyst
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 375 347 272
Rank change year-on-year -28 -75 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Financial Analyst 635 735 1030
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.69% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.73% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 502 769
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £281 £250 £260
90th Percentile £563 £569 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £352
% change year-on-year - +6.53% -6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 1
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -4.76% +23.53%
10th Percentile £14.88 £13.75 £20.50
90th Percentile £32.33 £20.48 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% -4.76% +40.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97472 100409 109082
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.75% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64264 65451 69386
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2912 3320 4146
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.26 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.29%

Financial Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Financial Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Financial Analyst in the UK

Financial Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Financial Analyst in the UK

Financial Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Financial Analyst over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Financial Analyst in the UK

Financial Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Financial Analyst in the UK

Financial Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Financial Analyst over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Financial Analyst in the UK

Financial Analyst
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 Financial Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 17 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 -33 573 £425 +6.25% 29
UK excluding London -6 323 £375 - 10
London -31 305 £475 +5.56% 21
South East -8 122 £405 +1.25% 3
North of England +56 62 £375 +7.14% 2
Scotland +7 48 £375 +3.45% 2
South West +14 42 £375 -6.25% 2
Yorkshire +46 35 £375 +7.14%
Midlands -13 28 £438 +25.00% 1
North West -2 19 £385 +10.00% 2
West Midlands +8 16 £365 +30.36%
East of England -50 12 £320 -20.00%
East Midlands -23 11 £463 +27.59% 1
North East +71 8 £325 -21.21%
Wales +4 4 £375 -8.54%
Northern Ireland -41 3 £325 -
Isle of Man - 2 £375 -

Financial Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Financial Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Financial Analyst in the job title.

1 635 (100.00%) Finance
2 139 (21.89%) Banking
3 126 (19.84%) Business Analysis
4 106 (16.69%) Agile Software Development
5 91 (14.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 83 (13.07%) SQL
7 79 (12.44%) Microsoft Excel
8 76 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
9 68 (10.71%) SAP
10 58 (9.13%) Oracle
11 57 (8.98%) Change Management
12 56 (8.82%) ERP
13 52 (8.19%) User Acceptance Testing
14 49 (7.72%) Degree
14 49 (7.72%) Migration
15 46 (7.24%) PMO
16 44 (6.93%) Project Management
17 42 (6.61%) Investment Banking
18 39 (6.14%) Microsoft
19 38 (5.98%) Marketing
20 37 (5.83%) Use Case
21 34 (5.35%) CRM
22 33 (5.20%) Business Intelligence
22 33 (5.20%) QA
22 33 (5.20%) Test Scripting
22 33 (5.20%) Target Operating Model
23 32 (5.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
24 29 (4.57%) Test Automation
24 29 (4.57%) MiFID
24 29 (4.57%) Microsoft Office

Financial Analyst Skill Set
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 12 (1.89%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.26%) Confluence
3 7 (1.10%) SAS
4 3 (0.47%) CMS
4 3 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.31%) DataSynapse
5 2 (0.31%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.31%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.16%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 79 (12.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (5.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 29 (4.57%) Microsoft Office
4 23 (3.62%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (2.99%) Oracle Financials
2 15 (2.36%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (2.36%) Oracle Payables
3 14 (2.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (1.42%) Oracle Receivables
4 9 (1.42%) SAP FI
5 8 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (1.26%) Lawson
5 8 (1.26%) SAP CO
5 8 (1.26%) SAP FI/CO
6 7 (1.10%) Unit4 Business World
7 6 (0.94%) CA PPM
7 6 (0.94%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 6 (0.94%) Temenos T24
8 5 (0.79%) Oracle General Ledger
9 4 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.63%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.63%) Oracle Assets
10 3 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (0.47%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.89%) FinancialForce
2 6 (0.94%) SaaS
3 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.47%) Office 365
5 2 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.31%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.63%) Internet
1 4 (0.63%) LAN
2 3 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (0.47%) Wireless
3 2 (0.31%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.31%) Firewall
3 2 (0.31%) NAS
3 2 (0.31%) SAN
3 2 (0.31%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.31%) WAN
3 2 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.16%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.16%) Skype
4 1 (0.16%) SMS
4 1 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (1.89%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (1.10%) Blockchain
4 7 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.63%) Big Data
6 4 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (0.63%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.47%) Essbase
7 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.47%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (0.47%) Oracle Smart View
7 3 (0.47%) QlikView
8 2 (0.31%) Kalido
8 2 (0.31%) MS Access
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.31%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.31%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (2.68%) JIRA
2 4 (0.63%) LoadRunner
2 4 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.47%) Selenium
3 3 (0.47%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.31%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.31%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.16%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.16%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.16%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.16%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.16%) JBehave
5 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.16%) Maven
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.16%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.16%) Toad
5 1 (0.16%) YouTrack
General
1 635 (100.00%) Finance
2 139 (21.89%) Banking
3 42 (6.61%) Investment Banking
4 38 (5.98%) Marketing
5 28 (4.41%) Telecoms
6 25 (3.94%) Legal
7 22 (3.46%) Retail Banking
8 21 (3.31%) Retail
9 20 (3.15%) Front Office
10 19 (2.99%) Billing
11 16 (2.52%) Manufacturing
12 15 (2.36%) General Ledger
13 12 (1.89%) Electronics
13 12 (1.89%) Financial Institution
13 12 (1.89%) Law
14 10 (1.57%) Back Office
15 6 (0.94%) Prime Brokerage
15 6 (0.94%) Private Banking
16 5 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
16 5 (0.79%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.05%) XML
2 10 (1.57%) .NET
3 5 (0.79%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (0.47%) HTML
4 3 (0.47%) Middleware
4 3 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (0.47%) REST
5 2 (0.31%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (0.31%) Kafka
6 1 (0.16%) Ajax
6 1 (0.16%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.16%) FpML
6 1 (0.16%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.16%) HTML5
6 1 (0.16%) jQuery
6 1 (0.16%) JSON
6 1 (0.16%) OAuth
6 1 (0.16%) React
6 1 (0.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 76 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.15%) Derivative
3 12 (1.89%) Equities
3 12 (1.89%) Fintech
3 12 (1.89%) Fixed Income
3 12 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (1.73%) Data Structures
5 9 (1.42%) User Experience
6 8 (1.26%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.10%) Virtual Team
8 6 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (0.79%) OTC Derivatives
10 4 (0.63%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.63%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.63%) Market Risk
11 3 (0.47%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.47%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 3 (0.47%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.47%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 16 (2.52%) Windows
2 10 (1.57%) Linux
3 9 (1.42%) Unix
4 6 (0.94%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.47%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.47%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.31%) Android
6 2 (0.31%) Solaris
7 1 (0.16%) BlackBerry OS
7 1 (0.16%) HPUX
7 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (19.84%) Business Analysis
2 106 (16.69%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (14.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 57 (8.98%) Change Management
5 56 (8.82%) ERP
6 52 (8.19%) User Acceptance Testing
7 49 (7.72%) Migration
8 44 (6.93%) Project Management
9 37 (5.83%) Use Case
10 34 (5.35%) CRM
11 33 (5.20%) Business Intelligence
11 33 (5.20%) Target Operating Model
11 33 (5.20%) Test Scripting
12 29 (4.57%) Test Automation
13 28 (4.41%) Data Migration
14 27 (4.25%) Scrum
15 26 (4.09%) Data Analysis
15 26 (4.09%) User Stories
16 24 (3.78%) SDLC
17 23 (3.62%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 83 (13.07%) SQL
2 11 (1.73%) C#
3 7 (1.10%) PL/SQL
4 6 (0.94%) Java
5 5 (0.79%) Python
5 5 (0.79%) VBA
6 3 (0.47%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.47%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.47%) VB
7 2 (0.31%) C++
7 2 (0.31%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.31%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.31%) VB6
8 1 (0.16%) ABAP
8 1 (0.16%) C
8 1 (0.16%) Dart
8 1 (0.16%) PHP
8 1 (0.16%) RPG
8 1 (0.16%) RPG IV
8 1 (0.16%) X++
Qualifications
1 49 (7.72%) Degree
2 26 (4.09%) CIMA
3 24 (3.78%) ACCA
4 16 (2.52%) ISEB
5 13 (2.05%) ISTQB
5 13 (2.05%) Security Cleared
6 11 (1.73%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.94%) PMP
8 5 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.63%) IIBA
10 3 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.47%) MCDST
10 3 (0.47%) MCSA
10 3 (0.47%) MCSE
10 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.31%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (7.24%) PMO
2 33 (5.20%) QA
3 29 (4.57%) MiFID
4 21 (3.31%) GDPR
5 8 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (1.10%) EMIR
7 6 (0.94%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.63%) Basel III
8 4 (0.63%) P3O
8 4 (0.63%) SLA
9 3 (0.47%) GAAP
9 3 (0.47%) IFRS
10 2 (0.31%) COSO
10 2 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.31%) FATCA
10 2 (0.31%) FINREP
10 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (0.94%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.31%) Firmware
2 2 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.31%) SCCM
3 1 (0.16%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 68 (10.71%) SAP
2 58 (9.13%) Oracle
3 39 (6.14%) Microsoft
4 26 (4.09%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (1.89%) Hyperion
5 12 (1.89%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 11 (1.73%) HP
6 11 (1.73%) Workday
7 10 (1.57%) JD Edwards
8 5 (0.79%) Citrix
8 5 (0.79%) CODA
8 5 (0.79%) Murex
8 5 (0.79%) Sage
8 5 (0.79%) Tableau
8 5 (0.79%) Temenos
9 4 (0.63%) Infor
9 4 (0.63%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (0.63%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.63%) Teradata
10 3 (0.47%) Planview