Period
to 23 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Financial Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 406 362 339
Rank change year-on-year -44 -23 -57
Contract jobs requiring a Financial Analyst 563 582 754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.65% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.68% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 394 552
UK median daily rate £425 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.98% +2.32% -0.13%
10th Percentile £265 £275 £238
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £353
% change year-on-year - +13.48% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 5
UK median hourly rate £75.50 £27.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +172.07% +23.33% +36.36%
10th Percentile £32.85 £20.25 £20.20
90th Percentile £126.55 £30.00 £161.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £27.75 £102.25
% change year-on-year -6.31% -72.86% +542.37%

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 95,603 85,648 100,353
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.92% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,760 55,577 65,036
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £251
90th Percentile £631 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,998 2,884 3,141
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.97% -6.28% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.78 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -7.69% +18.18%

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 May 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 May 2018.

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 23 May 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 -52 523 £425 +1.07% 68
London 0 318 £450 - 46
UK excluding London -87 233 £400 - 25
South East -73 72 £450 +3.45% 4
North of England -8 55 £388 +3.33% 8
Yorkshire -7 30 £395 +1.94% 4
Midlands -61 28 £375 -6.25% 5
Scotland -25 26 £400 +7.38% 2
South West -8 25 £400 +14.29% 2
East of England +11 24 £430 +32.31% 3
North West -24 21 £300 -18.64% 4
East Midlands -8 13 £350 -12.50% 1
West Midlands -53 12 £400 +5.96% 4
North East +15 4 £325 -
Wales -10 2 £315 -16.13% 1
Northern Ireland +9 1 £275 +165.70%

Financial Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 563 (100.00%) Finance
2 145 (25.75%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (23.09%) Banking
3 130 (23.09%) Business Analysis
4 108 (19.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 89 (15.81%) SQL
6 75 (13.32%) Oracle
7 74 (13.14%) Microsoft Excel
8 55 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
8 55 (9.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 50 (8.88%) Microsoft
10 48 (8.53%) SAP
11 43 (7.64%) Migration
12 42 (7.46%) MS Visio
13 40 (7.10%) Problem-Solving
14 39 (6.93%) Waterfall
14 39 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
14 39 (6.93%) Retail
15 37 (6.57%) User Stories
16 34 (6.04%) Use Case
16 34 (6.04%) Microsoft Office
17 33 (5.86%) Scrum
18 32 (5.68%) Project Management
18 32 (5.68%) PMO
19 31 (5.51%) Data Analysis
20 29 (5.15%) ERP
21 28 (4.97%) Change Management
22 27 (4.80%) Investment Banking
22 27 (4.80%) Degree
22 27 (4.80%) JIRA

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 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.78%) SAS
3 9 (1.60%) Confluence
4 5 (0.89%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.71%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.36%) JBoss
6 2 (0.36%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.18%) IIS
7 1 (0.18%) Mule
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 74 (13.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (7.46%) MS Visio
3 34 (6.04%) Microsoft Office
4 22 (3.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (2.49%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.89%) InDesign
7 5 (0.89%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (4.26%) Oracle EBS R12
2 19 (3.37%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (3.37%) Oracle Financials
3 11 (1.95%) Oracle Payables
4 10 (1.78%) NetSuite
5 7 (1.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 7 (1.24%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (1.07%) Unit4 Business World
7 5 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.89%) SAP CO
7 5 (0.89%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.89%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.53%) Elite 3E
9 3 (0.53%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.53%) Oracle FAH
10 2 (0.36%) Carpe Diem
10 2 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.24%) Office 365
2 5 (0.89%) IBM Blueworks
2 5 (0.89%) SaaS
3 4 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.36%) npm
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.89%) Internet
2 4 (0.71%) SSL
3 3 (0.53%) Skype
4 2 (0.36%) Firewall
4 2 (0.36%) Intranet
4 2 (0.36%) VPN
5 1 (0.18%) Broadband
5 1 (0.18%) DSL
5 1 (0.18%) FTP
5 1 (0.18%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.18%) LAN
5 1 (0.18%) Multicast
5 1 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.02%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.66%) Blockchain
2 15 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (1.24%) Power BI
5 5 (0.89%) Data Mining
6 3 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.53%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.53%) QlikView
6 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.36%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (0.36%) Data Mart
7 2 (0.36%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (0.36%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.36%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Smart View
7 2 (0.36%) Pentaho
7 2 (0.36%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.36%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 27 (4.80%) JIRA
2 10 (1.78%) Selenium
3 9 (1.60%) HP UFT
4 8 (1.42%) SoapUI
5 4 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.53%) Axure RP
6 3 (0.53%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.36%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.36%) MSTest
7 2 (0.36%) Toad
8 1 (0.18%) ERwin
8 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.18%) LSMW
8 1 (0.18%) MagicDraw
8 1 (0.18%) ProC
8 1 (0.18%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 563 (100.00%) Finance
2 130 (23.09%) Banking
3 39 (6.93%) Retail
4 27 (4.80%) Investment Banking
5 21 (3.73%) Legal
6 19 (3.37%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.49%) Back Office
7 14 (2.49%) Front Office
8 13 (2.31%) Retail Banking
9 12 (2.13%) Financial Institution
10 11 (1.95%) General Ledger
11 10 (1.78%) Billing
12 6 (1.07%) Manufacturing
12 6 (1.07%) Marketing
13 3 (0.53%) German Language
13 3 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.53%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.36%) Advertising
14 2 (0.36%) Automotive
14 2 (0.36%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.84%) XML
2 10 (1.78%) REST
3 9 (1.60%) Oracle Fusion
3 9 (1.60%) RESTful
3 9 (1.60%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (1.24%) MSMQ
4 7 (1.24%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (1.07%) .NET
6 5 (0.89%) Web Services
7 4 (0.71%) AngularJS
7 4 (0.71%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (0.71%) SOAP
7 4 (0.71%) Spring
7 4 (0.71%) Swagger
7 4 (0.71%) XSD
8 3 (0.53%) FpML
9 2 (0.36%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.36%) J2EE
9 2 (0.36%) JSON
9 2 (0.36%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 55 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (2.66%) Fixed Income
3 13 (2.31%) User Experience
4 12 (2.13%) Derivative
5 11 (1.95%) Credit Risk
6 10 (1.78%) Reinsurance
7 9 (1.60%) Fintech
7 9 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (1.42%) Data Structures
8 8 (1.42%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.24%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.07%) Equities
11 4 (0.71%) iPad
11 4 (0.71%) Market Risk
12 3 (0.53%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.53%) Reference Data
13 2 (0.36%) Credit Derivative
13 2 (0.36%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (2.49%) Windows
2 9 (1.60%) Unix
3 5 (0.89%) Linux
3 5 (0.89%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.36%) Android
4 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.36%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (25.75%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (23.09%) Business Analysis
3 108 (19.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 55 (9.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 43 (7.64%) Migration
6 40 (7.10%) Problem-Solving
7 39 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
7 39 (6.93%) Waterfall
8 37 (6.57%) User Stories
9 34 (6.04%) Use Case
10 33 (5.86%) Scrum
11 32 (5.68%) Project Management
12 31 (5.51%) Data Analysis
13 29 (5.15%) ERP
14 28 (4.97%) Change Management
15 27 (4.80%) Data Modelling
16 26 (4.62%) PRINCE2
16 26 (4.62%) Test Scripting
17 23 (4.09%) Data Migration
18 21 (3.73%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 89 (15.81%) SQL
2 16 (2.84%) VBA
3 9 (1.60%) Java
3 9 (1.60%) Python
4 8 (1.42%) PL/SQL
5 7 (1.24%) T-SQL
6 4 (0.71%) Perl
6 4 (0.71%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.53%) C
7 3 (0.53%) C#
7 3 (0.53%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.36%) ANSI SQL
8 2 (0.36%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.36%) C++
8 2 (0.36%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.36%) R
8 2 (0.36%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.18%) Delphi
9 1 (0.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (4.80%) Degree
2 21 (3.73%) CIMA
3 20 (3.55%) ACCA
3 20 (3.55%) ISEB
4 12 (2.13%) ISTQB
5 11 (1.95%) Security Cleared
6 9 (1.60%) IIBA
7 7 (1.24%) APMP
8 5 (0.89%) PMP
9 4 (0.71%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.53%) AAT
10 3 (0.53%) CISSP
10 3 (0.53%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.36%) CISA
11 2 (0.36%) CISM
11 2 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.36%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.18%) CCAB
12 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.68%) PMO
2 20 (3.55%) QA
3 17 (3.02%) IFRS
4 15 (2.66%) GDPR
5 11 (1.95%) Data Quality
6 7 (1.24%) IFRS 9
7 6 (1.07%) MiFID
8 4 (0.71%) SLA
8 4 (0.71%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.53%) GAAP
9 3 (0.53%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.53%) PSD2
10 2 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.36%) EMIR
10 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.18%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.18%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.36%) Docker
4 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.71%) HP ALM
2 4 (0.71%) SCCM
3 1 (0.18%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (0.18%) Control-M
3 1 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.18%) Nessus
Vendors
1 75 (13.32%) Oracle
2 50 (8.88%) Microsoft
3 48 (8.53%) SAP
4 12 (2.13%) Hyperion
5 10 (1.78%) HP
6 8 (1.42%) Bloomberg
6 8 (1.42%) Informatica
7 6 (1.07%) Citrix
7 6 (1.07%) Reuters
8 5 (0.89%) Adobe
8 5 (0.89%) Murex
8 5 (0.89%) Sage
8 5 (0.89%) VMware
9 4 (0.71%) Cognos
9 4 (0.71%) Dell
9 4 (0.71%) JD Edwards
9 4 (0.71%) Workday
10 3 (0.53%) Blue Prism
10 3 (0.53%) Charles River
10 3 (0.53%) Tableau