Period
to 24 September 2017

The median contractor rate for a Financial Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 388 337 258
Rank change year-on-year -51 -79 +49
Contract jobs requiring a Financial Analyst 600 761 1081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.71% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.75% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 519 793
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £281 £250 £263
90th Percentile £565 £538 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +10.71% - -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 2
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.50% +25.00% +10.34%
10th Percentile £15.45 £15.53 £14.10
90th Percentile £25.75 £20.72 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +27.50% +25.00% +28.00%

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 92282 101134 108382
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.81% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 60383 66022 68661
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2757 3174 4141
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.38% +5.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.39 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.20 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71% +4.67%

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 24 September 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 24 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Financial Analyst in the UK

Financial Analyst
Top 16 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 24 September 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 -37 557 £425 +6.25% 48
UK excluding London -14 314 £388 +10.71% 24
London -40 278 £488 +8.33% 25
South East -13 111 £425 +7.94% 7
North of England +65 59 £375 +7.14% 9
South West +31 48 £350 +16.67% 3
Midlands -4 45 £425 +21.43% 3
Yorkshire +48 32 £375 +3.45% 6
Scotland +7 32 £375 +7.14% 1
West Midlands +24 27 £370 +32.14% 2
North West -2 18 £375 +12.40% 1
East Midlands -23 16 £450 +24.14% 1
East of England -30 13 £350 -9.68% 1
North East +81 9 £325 -7.14% 2
Wales -3 5 £375 +13.21%
Northern Ireland -50 1 £104 -

Financial Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 600 (100.00%) Finance
2 137 (22.83%) Banking
3 119 (19.83%) Business Analysis
4 92 (15.33%) Agile Software Development
5 91 (15.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 88 (14.67%) SQL
7 69 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
8 68 (11.33%) Oracle
9 60 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
10 57 (9.50%) SAP
11 53 (8.83%) Migration
12 51 (8.50%) ERP
13 49 (8.17%) Investment Banking
14 43 (7.17%) Project Management
15 40 (6.67%) Change Management
16 38 (6.33%) Retail
16 38 (6.33%) User Acceptance Testing
16 38 (6.33%) PMO
17 37 (6.17%) Degree
18 35 (5.83%) Data Migration
19 34 (5.67%) QA
20 33 (5.50%) Microsoft
21 30 (5.00%) Marketing
21 30 (5.00%) Waterfall
22 29 (4.83%) Business Intelligence
23 28 (4.67%) Data Modelling
23 28 (4.67%) Data Analysis
23 28 (4.67%) Use Case
24 27 (4.50%) Legal
25 26 (4.33%) MiFID

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 15 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.83%) Confluence
3 4 (0.67%) SAS
3 4 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (0.50%) CMS
4 3 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.33%) Apache
5 2 (0.33%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.33%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.17%) DataSynapse
6 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.17%) IIS
6 1 (0.17%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 60 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (3.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 20 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
4 19 (3.17%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (3.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 20 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (3.00%) Oracle Financials
4 14 (2.33%) Oracle Payables
5 10 (1.67%) SAP CO
5 10 (1.67%) SAP FI
5 10 (1.67%) SAP FI/CO
6 8 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (1.33%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (1.17%) Lawson
7 7 (1.17%) Unit4 Business World
8 6 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.83%) Oracle Assets
9 5 (0.83%) Oracle General Ledger
9 5 (0.83%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 4 (0.67%) CA PPM
10 4 (0.67%) Dynamics GP
10 4 (0.67%) NetSuite
10 4 (0.67%) SAP FI-AP
10 4 (0.67%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.50%) FinancialForce.com
2 4 (0.67%) Office 365
3 2 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.67%) Internet
1 4 (0.67%) LAN
2 2 (0.33%) Ethernet
2 2 (0.33%) Firewall
2 2 (0.33%) FTP
2 2 (0.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.33%) WAN
2 2 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (0.33%) Wireless
3 1 (0.17%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.17%) SAN
3 1 (0.17%) Skype
3 1 (0.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.33%) Blockchain
4 6 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (0.83%) IBM InfoSphere
5 5 (0.83%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.67%) DataStage
6 4 (0.67%) DB2
6 4 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.50%) Power BI
8 2 (0.33%) Big Data
8 2 (0.33%) Data Mart
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle Smart View
8 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.33%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 17 (2.83%) JIRA
2 8 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.83%) LoadRunner
4 4 (0.67%) ERwin
4 4 (0.67%) PowerDesigner
4 4 (0.67%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (0.50%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.50%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.33%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.17%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.17%) Hudson
7 1 (0.17%) JBehave
7 1 (0.17%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.17%) MSTest
7 1 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.17%) Selenium
7 1 (0.17%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.17%) Toad
General
1 600 (100.00%) Finance
2 137 (22.83%) Banking
3 49 (8.17%) Investment Banking
4 38 (6.33%) Retail
5 30 (5.00%) Marketing
6 27 (4.50%) Legal
7 24 (4.00%) Front Office
8 22 (3.67%) Telecoms
9 20 (3.33%) Retail Banking
10 17 (2.83%) Manufacturing
11 16 (2.67%) Back Office
11 16 (2.67%) Financial Institution
12 13 (2.17%) General Ledger
12 13 (2.17%) Law
13 12 (2.00%) Billing
14 11 (1.83%) Electronics
15 7 (1.17%) Corporate Banking
16 6 (1.00%) Prime Brokerage
17 5 (0.83%) Private Banking
18 4 (0.67%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.50%) XML
2 12 (2.00%) .NET
3 10 (1.67%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (0.83%) XML Schema
5 4 (0.67%) HTML
5 4 (0.67%) XML Messaging
6 3 (0.50%) Middleware
7 2 (0.33%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (0.33%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.33%) CSS
7 2 (0.33%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.33%) jQuery
7 2 (0.33%) JSP
7 2 (0.33%) Kafka
7 2 (0.33%) OAuth
7 2 (0.33%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.33%) React
7 2 (0.33%) REST
8 1 (0.17%) SOAP
8 1 (0.17%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 69 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (2.67%) Derivative
3 13 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (2.00%) SWIFT
5 10 (1.67%) Equities
6 9 (1.50%) Fixed Income
6 9 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.33%) Fintech
8 7 (1.17%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.17%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.17%) User Experience
9 6 (1.00%) Credit Risk
9 6 (1.00%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.83%) Reference Data
11 4 (0.67%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.50%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.50%) e-Learning
12 3 (0.50%) EMC VNX
12 3 (0.50%) Market Risk
12 3 (0.50%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 15 (2.50%) Windows
2 14 (2.33%) Linux
3 10 (1.67%) Unix
4 5 (0.83%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.67%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.50%) Android
7 2 (0.33%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.33%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.17%) HPUX
8 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.17%) Solaris
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (19.83%) Business Analysis
2 92 (15.33%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (15.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 53 (8.83%) Migration
5 51 (8.50%) ERP
6 43 (7.17%) Project Management
7 40 (6.67%) Change Management
8 38 (6.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 35 (5.83%) Data Migration
10 30 (5.00%) Waterfall
11 29 (4.83%) Business Intelligence
12 28 (4.67%) Data Analysis
12 28 (4.67%) Data Modelling
12 28 (4.67%) Use Case
13 25 (4.17%) Target Operating Model
13 25 (4.17%) Test Scripting
14 24 (4.00%) CRM
14 24 (4.00%) ETL
15 23 (3.83%) Scrum
16 22 (3.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 88 (14.67%) SQL
2 12 (2.00%) C#
3 7 (1.17%) Java
3 7 (1.17%) PL/SQL
4 6 (1.00%) VBA
5 4 (0.67%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.50%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.50%) Python
6 3 (0.50%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.33%) C
7 2 (0.33%) C++
8 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.17%) Dart
8 1 (0.17%) PHP
8 1 (0.17%) R
8 1 (0.17%) RPG
8 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.17%) VB
8 1 (0.17%) VB6
8 1 (0.17%) X++
Qualifications
1 37 (6.17%) Degree
2 21 (3.50%) CIMA
3 20 (3.33%) ACCA
4 12 (2.00%) ISEB
4 12 (2.00%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.00%) IIBA
6 4 (0.67%) PMP
6 4 (0.67%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.50%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.33%) AAT
8 2 (0.33%) ACDT
8 2 (0.33%) ACHDS
8 2 (0.33%) ACTC
8 2 (0.33%) CBAP
8 2 (0.33%) MCDST
8 2 (0.33%) MCSM
8 2 (0.33%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.33%) PMO
2 34 (5.67%) QA
3 26 (4.33%) MiFID
4 12 (2.00%) GDPR
5 9 (1.50%) Data Quality
6 8 (1.33%) EMIR
6 8 (1.33%) IFRS
7 7 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (1.00%) Basel III
9 4 (0.67%) FINREP
9 4 (0.67%) GAAP
9 4 (0.67%) ISO 20022
9 4 (0.67%) SLA
10 3 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.33%) FATCA
11 2 (0.33%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.17%) COREP
12 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.17%) P3O
12 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.67%) Firmware
3 3 (0.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 3 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.33%) Ansible
2 2 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.33%) Puppet
3 1 (0.17%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.17%) Cobbler
3 1 (0.17%) SCCM
3 1 (0.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 68 (11.33%) Oracle
2 57 (9.50%) SAP
3 33 (5.50%) Microsoft
4 19 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (2.17%) JD Edwards
6 11 (1.83%) Hyperion
7 9 (1.50%) HP
7 9 (1.50%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 9 (1.50%) Workday
8 6 (1.00%) Informatica
9 5 (0.83%) Cisco
9 5 (0.83%) Infor
9 5 (0.83%) Sage
10 4 (0.67%) CODA
10 4 (0.67%) Murex
10 4 (0.67%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (0.67%) Remedy
10 4 (0.67%) Talend
10 4 (0.67%) Teradata
10 4 (0.67%) VMware