Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Financial Analyst was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 365 374 275
Rank change year-on-year +9 -99 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Financial Analyst 628 585 933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.61% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.64% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 410 688
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £294 £263 £250
90th Percentile £563 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -1.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 5
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +45.94%
10th Percentile £19.65 £14.65 £20.80
90th Percentile £33.55 £30.00 £161.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £103.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -80.58% +667.65%

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 95,342 91,100 101,599
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.78% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,328 59,471 64,808
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,819 3,215 3,851
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.74%

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 23 January 2018.

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 23 January 2018.

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 23 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 -20 568 £425 - 87
UK excluding London +23 317 £395 -1.25% 36
London -17 307 £475 - 54
South East +5 139 £425 - 13
Scotland +15 50 £375 +7.14% 3
North of England +46 47 £385 +2.67% 5
Midlands -19 33 £400 +4.58% 5
Yorkshire +19 25 £385 +2.67%
South West -2 24 £350 -17.65% 4
North West -1 18 £381 +4.45% 3
East of England -18 17 £430 +24.64% 6
West Midlands +2 15 £306 +4.26% 3
East Midlands -11 15 £438 +9.38% 1
North East +50 4 £293 -38.42% 2
Wales +8 3 £368 -11.98%
Northern Ireland -26 2 £331 +1.92%
Isle of Man - 2 £375 -

Financial Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Financial Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Financial Analyst in the job title.

1 628 (100.00%) Finance
2 139 (22.13%) Banking
3 127 (20.22%) Business Analysis
4 125 (19.90%) Agile Software Development
5 110 (17.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 100 (15.92%) SQL
7 82 (13.06%) Microsoft Excel
8 69 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
9 57 (9.08%) SAP
10 54 (8.60%) Degree
11 51 (8.12%) Oracle
12 48 (7.64%) ERP
13 47 (7.48%) Change Management
14 46 (7.32%) Microsoft
15 45 (7.17%) Use Case
15 45 (7.17%) User Acceptance Testing
16 43 (6.85%) PMO
17 42 (6.69%) Migration
17 42 (6.69%) Scrum
18 40 (6.37%) Project Management
19 39 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
20 37 (5.89%) CRM
21 35 (5.57%) Test Automation
21 35 (5.57%) Investment Banking
22 33 (5.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
23 32 (5.10%) Marketing
23 32 (5.10%) QA
24 31 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
25 30 (4.78%) GDPR
26 27 (4.30%) Salesforce.com

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 13 (2.07%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.27%) SAS
3 7 (1.11%) Confluence
4 2 (0.32%) CMS
4 2 (0.32%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.16%) DataSynapse
5 1 (0.16%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 82 (13.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (5.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 31 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
4 24 (3.82%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.64%) InDesign
7 4 (0.64%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (2.39%) Oracle Financials
2 14 (2.23%) Elite 3E
3 10 (1.59%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (1.59%) Oracle Payables
3 10 (1.59%) Unit4 Business World
4 9 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (1.27%) Lawson
5 8 (1.27%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (0.96%) NetSuite
6 6 (0.96%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.96%) Temenos T24
7 5 (0.80%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.64%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (0.64%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.48%) Carpe Diem
9 3 (0.48%) Hyperion Planning
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 3 (0.48%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.91%) FinancialForce
2 6 (0.96%) SaaS
3 5 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.48%) Office 365
5 2 (0.32%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.64%) Firewall
2 3 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (0.32%) NAS
3 2 (0.32%) SAN
3 2 (0.32%) SSL
3 2 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.32%) Wireless
4 1 (0.16%) MPLS
4 1 (0.16%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.16%) Skype
4 1 (0.16%) SMS
4 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (1.75%) Blockchain
3 9 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (1.11%) SQL Server
4 7 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (0.80%) QlikView
6 4 (0.64%) Data Mart
6 4 (0.64%) Oracle Smart View
6 4 (0.64%) SAP Data Services
7 3 (0.48%) Big Data
7 3 (0.48%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 3 (0.48%) Essbase
7 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.48%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.32%) Pentaho
8 2 (0.32%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.32%) SQLPlus
8 2 (0.32%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 18 (2.87%) JIRA
2 11 (1.75%) Selenium
3 9 (1.43%) SoapUI
4 8 (1.27%) HP UFT
5 3 (0.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (0.32%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.32%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.32%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.32%) Toad
6 2 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.16%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.16%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.16%) JBehave
7 1 (0.16%) Maven
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.16%) ProC
7 1 (0.16%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.16%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.16%) YouTrack
General
1 628 (100.00%) Finance
2 139 (22.13%) Banking
3 35 (5.57%) Investment Banking
4 32 (5.10%) Marketing
5 24 (3.82%) Telecoms
6 22 (3.50%) Billing
7 21 (3.34%) Front Office
8 20 (3.18%) Retail
8 20 (3.18%) Retail Banking
9 18 (2.87%) Legal
10 15 (2.39%) General Ledger
11 13 (2.07%) Financial Institution
11 13 (2.07%) Manufacturing
12 11 (1.75%) Back Office
13 8 (1.27%) Law
14 7 (1.11%) Electronics
15 6 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.96%) Prime Brokerage
15 6 (0.96%) Private Banking
16 5 (0.80%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.55%) XML
2 10 (1.59%) RESTful
2 10 (1.59%) WebSphere MQ
3 9 (1.43%) .NET
3 9 (1.43%) REST
4 8 (1.27%) MSMQ
4 8 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (0.48%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (0.48%) Swagger
6 3 (0.48%) Web Services
7 2 (0.32%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.32%) Middleware
8 1 (0.16%) CGI
8 1 (0.16%) EDI
8 1 (0.16%) FpML
8 1 (0.16%) ISAPI
8 1 (0.16%) SAML
8 1 (0.16%) SOAP
8 1 (0.16%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 69 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (2.71%) Derivative
2 17 (2.71%) User Experience
3 13 (2.07%) Management Information System
4 12 (1.91%) Data Structures
5 11 (1.75%) Equities
5 11 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (1.43%) Fixed Income
7 8 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (0.96%) Fintech
8 6 (0.96%) Virtual Team
9 5 (0.80%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.64%) Market Risk
10 4 (0.64%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.64%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.48%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.48%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.48%) OTC Derivatives
12 2 (0.32%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (2.07%) Unix
1 13 (2.07%) Windows
2 11 (1.75%) Linux
3 3 (0.48%) Windows 7
3 3 (0.48%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.32%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.16%) Android
5 1 (0.16%) BlackBerry OS
5 1 (0.16%) HPUX
5 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.16%) Solaris
5 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (20.22%) Business Analysis
2 125 (19.90%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (17.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 48 (7.64%) ERP
5 47 (7.48%) Change Management
6 45 (7.17%) Use Case
6 45 (7.17%) User Acceptance Testing
7 42 (6.69%) Migration
7 42 (6.69%) Scrum
8 40 (6.37%) Project Management
9 39 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
10 37 (5.89%) CRM
11 35 (5.57%) Test Automation
12 26 (4.14%) Data Analysis
13 25 (3.98%) Target Operating Model
14 24 (3.82%) Data Migration
14 24 (3.82%) Waterfall
15 23 (3.66%) Requirements Analysis
15 23 (3.66%) User Stories
16 21 (3.34%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 100 (15.92%) SQL
2 10 (1.59%) PL/SQL
3 8 (1.27%) C#
3 8 (1.27%) T-SQL
4 6 (0.96%) Python
5 5 (0.80%) Java
6 4 (0.64%) Perl
6 4 (0.64%) VB
7 3 (0.48%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.32%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.32%) C
8 2 (0.32%) C++
8 2 (0.32%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.32%) VB6
8 2 (0.32%) VBA
9 1 (0.16%) Delphi
9 1 (0.16%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.16%) R
9 1 (0.16%) RPG
9 1 (0.16%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 54 (8.60%) Degree
2 23 (3.66%) CIMA
3 21 (3.34%) ACCA
4 16 (2.55%) Security Cleared
5 13 (2.07%) ISEB
6 10 (1.59%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.43%) ISTQB
8 8 (1.27%) PMP
9 4 (0.64%) IIBA
9 4 (0.64%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.32%) AAT
11 2 (0.32%) APMP
11 2 (0.32%) CBAP
11 2 (0.32%) CISM
11 2 (0.32%) CISSP
11 2 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (6.85%) PMO
2 32 (5.10%) QA
3 30 (4.78%) GDPR
4 18 (2.87%) MiFID
5 8 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.96%) IFRS
7 5 (0.80%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.80%) SLA
8 4 (0.64%) EMIR
8 4 (0.64%) P3O
9 3 (0.48%) Basel III
9 3 (0.48%) GAAP
10 2 (0.32%) COSO
10 2 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.32%) FATCA
10 2 (0.32%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.32%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
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 4 (0.64%) SCCM
2 3 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.16%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 57 (9.08%) SAP
2 51 (8.12%) Oracle
3 46 (7.32%) Microsoft
4 27 (4.30%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (1.91%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 11 (1.75%) Hyperion
6 11 (1.75%) Workday
7 9 (1.43%) HP
8 6 (0.96%) Citrix
8 6 (0.96%) Tableau
9 5 (0.80%) CODA
9 5 (0.80%) JD Edwards
9 5 (0.80%) Sage
9 5 (0.80%) Temenos
10 4 (0.64%) Adobe
10 4 (0.64%) Bloomberg
10 4 (0.64%) Informatica
10 4 (0.64%) Reuters
10 4 (0.64%) VMware
11 3 (0.48%) Murex