Period
to 17 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Financial Institution in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Financial Institution over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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 Institution
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 318 362 313
Rank change year-on-year +44 -49 +13
Contract jobs citing Financial Institution 792 691 870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.65% 0.76%
As % of the General category 1.94% 1.79% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 432 604
UK median daily rate £550 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £375 £301 £263
90th Percentile £720 £650 £667
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 4
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £9.02 £18.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.93% -52.11% +104.95%
10th Percentile £8.44 £8.44 £11.83
90th Percentile £18.70 £9.56 £45.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.42 £9.02 £16.13
% change year-on-year +26.68% -44.09% +75.94%

Financial Institution is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 40908 38591 45958
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.79% 36.42% 39.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27057 25636 29251
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 892 947 1224
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% +16.28%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.25 £48.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.47 £25.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +3.80% -1.92% +15.56%

Financial Institution
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Financial Institution in the UK

Financial Institution
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Financial Institution in the UK

Financial Institution
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Financial Institution in the UK

Financial Institution
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Financial Institution in the UK

Financial Institution
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Financial Institution 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 +40 761 £550 +15.79% 78
London +6 625 £550 +15.79% 67
UK excluding London +60 162 £450 +12.50% 12
South East +25 63 £450 -14.29% 2
North of England +76 39 £450 +20.00% 6
Yorkshire +42 21 £450 -4.51% 3
Scotland +1 20 £450 +12.50% 1
North West +27 18 £450 +28.57% 3
Midlands +5 16 £395 +187.27% 1
East Midlands -21 12 £515 +404.90% 1
South West +4 11 £550 +29.41% 2
East of England -16 7 £219 -45.31%
West Midlands +23 4 £275 -38.89%
Wales +10 3 - -
Northern Ireland -40 3 £464 +40.61%

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Financial Institution 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 Institution.

1 792 (100.00%) Finance
2 290 (36.62%) Banking
3 226 (28.54%) Agile Software Development
4 181 (22.85%) Java
5 176 (22.22%) SQL
6 111 (14.02%) C#
7 110 (13.89%) Oracle
8 102 (12.88%) Front Office
9 101 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
10 100 (12.63%) Analytics
11 98 (12.37%) Microsoft
12 91 (11.49%) Investment Banking
13 88 (11.11%) Linux
14 85 (10.73%) TDD
15 81 (10.23%) Degree
16 80 (10.10%) Project Management
17 74 (9.34%) Change Management
17 74 (9.34%) .NET
18 73 (9.22%) JavaScript
19 71 (8.96%) DevOps
19 71 (8.96%) Hedge funds
20 66 (8.33%) Unix
20 66 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 66 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
21 64 (8.08%) SDLC
22 61 (7.70%) Risk Management
23 59 (7.45%) SQL Server
24 56 (7.07%) Python
25 55 (6.94%) Test Automation
26 54 (6.82%) Windows

Financial Institution
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 17 (2.15%) Apache
2 15 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.77%) Oracle Workflow
4 11 (1.39%) Confluence
4 11 (1.39%) OpenStack
5 8 (1.01%) WordPress
6 7 (0.88%) Apache Solr
7 6 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (0.76%) SAS
7 6 (0.76%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.63%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.51%) CMS
9 4 (0.51%) IIS
10 3 (0.38%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.25%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.13%) nginx
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 31 (3.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.76%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.38%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.25%) InVision
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (0.88%) ION MarketView
2 6 (0.76%) BusinessWorks
2 6 (0.76%) Eikon
3 4 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.51%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.25%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (0.25%) Kondor
4 2 (0.25%) Loan IQ
4 2 (0.25%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 2 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.25%) Summit
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.13%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.13%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 51 (6.44%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.15%) PaaS
4 12 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (1.14%) GitHub
6 8 (1.01%) IaaS
6 8 (1.01%) SaaS
7 6 (0.76%) OpenShift
8 5 (0.63%) Office 365
9 4 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.38%) Serverless
11 2 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.25%) Datadog
12 1 (0.13%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.13%) Data Lake Analytics
12 1 (0.13%) Google Play
12 1 (0.13%) Sumo Logic
12 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.27%) TCP/IP
2 14 (1.77%) Firewall
3 9 (1.14%) Wireless
4 8 (1.01%) LAN
4 8 (1.01%) WAN
5 7 (0.88%) Internet
5 7 (0.88%) Network Security
6 6 (0.76%) HTTP
6 6 (0.76%) NFC
7 5 (0.63%) BIG-IP
7 5 (0.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (0.63%) FTP
7 5 (0.63%) SAN
7 5 (0.63%) SSL
8 4 (0.51%) ATM
8 4 (0.51%) DHCP
8 4 (0.51%) FIX Connectivity
8 4 (0.51%) SMS
9 3 (0.38%) DNS
9 3 (0.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (7.45%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 33 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 24 (3.03%) Blockchain
6 23 (2.90%) Big Data
7 18 (2.27%) MongoDB
8 14 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (1.52%) Flink
10 11 (1.39%) QlikView
11 10 (1.26%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.26%) MySQL
11 10 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (1.14%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (1.01%) GIS
13 8 (1.01%) Redis
14 5 (0.63%) Oracle Exadata
14 5 (0.63%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 49 (6.19%) JIRA
2 47 (5.93%) Git (software)
3 33 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 30 (3.79%) TeamCity
5 28 (3.54%) Maven
6 26 (3.28%) Subversion
7 23 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
9 17 (2.15%) Selenium
10 8 (1.01%) MSBuild
11 7 (0.88%) SpecFlow
12 6 (0.76%) Visual Studio
12 6 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (0.63%) LoadRunner
14 4 (0.51%) ANTLR
14 4 (0.51%) Bitbucket
14 4 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 3 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 3 (0.38%) Gradle
15 3 (0.38%) NUnit
General
1 792 (100.00%) Finance
2 290 (36.62%) Banking
3 102 (12.88%) Front Office
4 91 (11.49%) Investment Banking
5 23 (2.90%) Marketing
6 22 (2.78%) Back Office
7 18 (2.27%) Retail
8 11 (1.39%) Billing
9 10 (1.26%) Legal
10 8 (1.01%) Brand Awareness
10 8 (1.01%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.88%) Law
12 5 (0.63%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.63%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.25%) Advertising
13 2 (0.25%) French Language
13 2 (0.25%) German Language
13 2 (0.25%) Japanese Language
13 2 (0.25%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.25%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 245 (30.93%) Developer
2 152 (19.19%) Analyst
3 76 (9.60%) Business Analyst
4 62 (7.83%) C# Developer
5 58 (7.32%) Java Developer
6 47 (5.93%) .NET Developer
7 42 (5.30%) Project Manager
8 38 (4.80%) C# .NET Developer
9 35 (4.42%) Consultant
10 34 (4.29%) Delivery Manager
11 31 (3.91%) Architect
12 26 (3.28%) Quantitative Developer
13 23 (2.90%) ASP.NET Developer
13 23 (2.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 20 (2.53%) Desktop Support
15 19 (2.40%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 19 (2.40%) DevOps Engineer
16 18 (2.27%) Administrator
16 18 (2.27%) Senior Analyst
16 18 (2.27%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (9.34%) .NET
2 45 (5.68%) ASP.NET
3 44 (5.56%) FIX Protocol
4 41 (5.18%) HTML
5 39 (4.92%) WCF
6 33 (4.17%) AngularJS
7 32 (4.04%) CSS
8 31 (3.91%) JMS
9 29 (3.66%) Web Services
10 28 (3.54%) ASP.NET MVC
10 28 (3.54%) HTML5
11 25 (3.16%) XML
12 24 (3.03%) J2EE
13 22 (2.78%) RESTful
13 22 (2.78%) Spring
14 21 (2.65%) SOAP
15 18 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
16 17 (2.15%) Ultra Messaging
17 16 (2.02%) REST
18 15 (1.89%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 101 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (8.96%) Hedge funds
3 66 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 45 (5.68%) Derivative
5 38 (4.80%) Computer Science
6 36 (4.55%) Virtual Team
7 29 (3.66%) Equities
7 29 (3.66%) Fintech
7 29 (3.66%) Fixed Income
8 27 (3.41%) Management Information System
9 26 (3.28%) Market Risk
10 24 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
11 17 (2.15%) Credit Risk
12 16 (2.02%) Data Centre
12 16 (2.02%) Reference Data
13 15 (1.89%) OTC Derivatives
13 15 (1.89%) User Experience
14 9 (1.14%) Data Structures
14 9 (1.14%) Mobile App
14 9 (1.14%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 88 (11.11%) Linux
2 66 (8.33%) Unix
3 54 (6.82%) Windows
4 16 (2.02%) Windows 7
5 12 (1.52%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.14%) Solaris
6 9 (1.14%) Windows 10
7 8 (1.01%) SUSE
8 7 (0.88%) AIX
9 6 (0.76%) Android
9 6 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.76%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.51%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.38%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (28.54%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (12.63%) Analytics
3 85 (10.73%) TDD
4 80 (10.10%) Project Management
5 74 (9.34%) Change Management
6 71 (8.96%) DevOps
7 66 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 64 (8.08%) SDLC
9 61 (7.70%) Risk Management
10 55 (6.94%) Test Automation
11 50 (6.31%) Workflow
12 44 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
13 42 (5.30%) Business Analysis
14 41 (5.18%) User Acceptance Testing
15 40 (5.05%) AOP
15 40 (5.05%) Scrum
16 38 (4.80%) MVC
17 37 (4.67%) Mentoring
17 37 (4.67%) Performance Management
18 36 (4.55%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 181 (22.85%) Java
2 176 (22.22%) SQL
3 111 (14.02%) C#
4 73 (9.22%) JavaScript
5 56 (7.07%) Python
6 50 (6.31%) C++
7 39 (4.92%) Perl
8 36 (4.55%) Shell Script
9 27 (3.41%) Bash Shell
10 15 (1.89%) PL/SQL
10 15 (1.89%) R
10 15 (1.89%) Scala
10 15 (1.89%) TypeScript
10 15 (1.89%) VBA
11 14 (1.77%) VB.NET
12 9 (1.14%) T-SQL
13 7 (0.88%) ES6
13 7 (0.88%) Korn
14 6 (0.76%) Apex Code
14 6 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 81 (10.23%) Degree
2 20 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (2.27%) PhD
4 14 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (1.77%) Security Cleared
5 13 (1.64%) PMP
6 10 (1.26%) CISSP
6 10 (1.26%) CTC Cleared
6 10 (1.26%) PMI Certification
7 9 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (0.76%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.76%) RHCE
8 6 (0.76%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.51%) CFA
9 4 (0.51%) Siebel Certification
10 3 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.25%) CCIE
11 2 (0.25%) MCITP
11 2 (0.25%) MCSE
11 2 (0.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (6.69%) MiFID
2 52 (6.57%) QA
3 27 (3.41%) EMIR
4 14 (1.77%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.77%) GDPR
4 14 (1.77%) PCI DSS
5 12 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (1.52%) PMO
6 9 (1.14%) SLA
7 7 (0.88%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (0.63%) AS 2805
8 5 (0.63%) ISO 8583
8 5 (0.63%) PSD2
9 4 (0.51%) Basel II
10 3 (0.38%) FATCA
11 2 (0.25%) COBIT
11 2 (0.25%) GCP
11 2 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
11 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.25%) SEPA
System Software
1 23 (2.90%) Docker
2 20 (2.53%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.01%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 7 (0.88%) NFS
5 6 (0.76%) Samba
5 6 (0.76%) Veritas File System
6 5 (0.63%) SRDF
6 5 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 5 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.25%) XenApp
8 2 (0.25%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.13%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.13%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.13%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.13%) Squid
9 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (2.02%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.52%) Puppet
3 11 (1.39%) SCCM
4 9 (1.14%) Ansible
5 7 (0.88%) Terraform
6 5 (0.63%) HP SiteScope
6 5 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (0.51%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.38%) Control-M
8 3 (0.38%) Packer
9 2 (0.25%) Consul
9 2 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.25%) Nagios
9 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.13%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.13%) logstash
10 1 (0.13%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.13%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 110 (13.89%) Oracle
2 98 (12.37%) Microsoft
3 50 (6.31%) Salesforce.com
4 45 (5.68%) Sybase
5 29 (3.66%) TIBCO
6 28 (3.54%) AppDynamics
7 21 (2.65%) HP
7 21 (2.65%) Red Hat
8 20 (2.53%) Bloomberg
9 17 (2.15%) Currenex
10 14 (1.77%) IBM
11 13 (1.64%) Splunk
11 13 (1.64%) VMware
12 12 (1.52%) Citrix
13 10 (1.26%) Calypso
13 10 (1.26%) Tableau
14 9 (1.14%) Ab Initio
14 9 (1.14%) Apple
14 9 (1.14%) Reuters
15 8 (1.01%) Veritas