Period
to 24 September 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fintech in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Fintech over the 6 months to 24 September 2018 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 Technology (Fintech)
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 314 485
Rank change year-on-year +120 +171 +267
Contract jobs citing Fintech 1,469 799 452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 0.82% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.22% 2.40% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,244 674 347
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £313
90th Percentile £663 £663 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £430
% change year-on-year +6.25% -6.98% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
UK median hourly rate £70.00 - £100.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - £52.50

Fintech is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34,818 33,337 36,713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.15% 34.23% 34.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,750 21,821 23,989
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +4.38% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,071 1,028 1,248
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.98 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +17.14%

Fintech
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Fintech in the UK

Fintech
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Fintech in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Fintech over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Fintech in the UK

Fintech
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Fintech in the UK

Fintech
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Fintech over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Fintech in the UK

Fintech
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 Fintech within the UK over the 6 months to 24 September 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 +100 1,398 £525 +5.00% 815
London +68 1,255 £525 +5.00% 598
UK excluding London +130 203 £425 +6.25% 251
South East +40 75 £388 -13.89% 65
Scotland +17 52 £425 +21.43% 21
South West +8 22 £450 +7.46% 33
North of England -20 17 £413 -8.33% 79
Midlands -4 15 £400 +23.08% 27
North West -10 14 £413 +10.00% 60
East of England +5 12 £513 -2.38% 14
West Midlands -15 8 £400 +6.67% 9
East Midlands +14 7 £425 +54.55% 18
Wales -23 6 £488 +18.18% 8
Northern Ireland - 4 £440 - 5
Yorkshire -19 3 £438 -2.78% 15

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Fintech also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Fintech.

1 653 (44.45%) Agile Software Development
2 567 (38.60%) Finance
3 434 (29.54%) JavaScript
4 365 (24.85%) Java
5 354 (24.10%) TDD
6 292 (19.88%) C#
7 290 (19.74%) Microservices
8 286 (19.47%) Banking
9 284 (19.33%) .NET
10 277 (18.86%) AngularJS
11 262 (17.84%) HTML
12 252 (17.15%) React
13 251 (17.09%) Amazon AWS
14 250 (17.02%) CSS
15 239 (16.27%) SQL
16 221 (15.04%) Microsoft Azure
17 219 (14.91%) Greenfield Project
18 196 (13.34%) Docker
19 191 (13.00%) REST
20 188 (12.80%) Git (software)
21 178 (12.12%) DevOps
22 168 (11.44%) BDD
23 165 (11.23%) Scrum
24 157 (10.69%) Front End Development
25 152 (10.35%) SQL Server
26 147 (10.01%) Python
27 140 (9.53%) Spring
28 139 (9.46%) Test Automation
29 136 (9.26%) HTML5
30 131 (8.92%) User Experience

Fintech
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 54 (3.68%) Apache Spark
2 48 (3.27%) Elasticsearch
3 44 (3.00%) Confluence
4 34 (2.31%) Apache
5 26 (1.77%) NServiceBus
6 23 (1.57%) Ethereum
7 16 (1.09%) Tomcat
8 14 (0.95%) Hyperledger
9 12 (0.82%) Apache Solr
9 12 (0.82%) IIS
10 11 (0.75%) CMS
11 10 (0.68%) SharePoint
12 7 (0.48%) JBoss
13 4 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (0.27%) Marvel
13 4 (0.27%) Umbraco
13 4 (0.27%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.27%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.27%) WordPress
14 3 (0.20%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 21 (1.43%) Adobe Illustrator
2 20 (1.36%) Photoshop
3 13 (0.88%) InVision
4 12 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
5 11 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
6 8 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.41%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.34%) InDesign
9 4 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 1 (0.068%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.068%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 18 (1.23%) Distributed Ledger
2 14 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.95%) R3 Corda
3 5 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.27%) Sage 300 ERP
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.14%) Magento
5 2 (0.14%) Sonata
6 1 (0.068%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.068%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.068%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.068%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.068%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.068%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.068%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.068%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.068%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 251 (17.09%) Amazon AWS
2 221 (15.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (3.40%) Serverless
4 39 (2.65%) GitHub
5 37 (2.52%) Amazon S3
6 33 (2.25%) Google Cloud Platform
7 30 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
7 30 (2.04%) AWS Lambda
8 23 (1.57%) Amazon Kinesis
9 20 (1.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 19 (1.29%) npm
11 18 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
12 17 (1.16%) SaaS
13 16 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 15 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
14 15 (1.02%) PaaS
15 12 (0.82%) CloudFront
15 12 (0.82%) Heroku
15 12 (0.82%) Route 53
16 10 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.25%) HTTP
2 18 (1.23%) DNS
3 16 (1.09%) SSL
4 15 (1.02%) AMQP
5 12 (0.82%) TCP/IP
5 12 (0.82%) X.509
6 11 (0.75%) Firewall
7 10 (0.68%) FTP
8 9 (0.61%) Network Security
9 8 (0.54%) VPN
10 7 (0.48%) MPLS
11 5 (0.34%) Internet
11 5 (0.34%) Kerberos
12 4 (0.27%) BGP
12 4 (0.27%) EIGRP
12 4 (0.27%) IGMP
12 4 (0.27%) LAN
12 4 (0.27%) Multicast
12 4 (0.27%) OSPF
12 4 (0.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (10.35%) SQL Server
2 85 (5.79%) NoSQL
3 83 (5.65%) PostgreSQL
4 68 (4.63%) Blockchain
5 57 (3.88%) Relational Database
6 54 (3.68%) Big Data
7 53 (3.61%) MongoDB
8 50 (3.40%) Redis
9 45 (3.06%) MySQL
10 38 (2.59%) Azure SQL Database
11 35 (2.38%) Hadoop
12 32 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
13 25 (1.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 24 (1.63%) Apache Hive
14 24 (1.63%) Cosmos DB
15 23 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
16 21 (1.43%) RDBMS
17 20 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
18 17 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
18 17 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 188 (12.80%) Git (software)
2 88 (5.99%) JIRA
2 88 (5.99%) Selenium
3 84 (5.72%) Jenkins
4 51 (3.47%) JUnit
5 46 (3.13%) SpecFlow
6 42 (2.86%) Cucumber
7 35 (2.38%) TeamCity
8 34 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 29 (1.97%) NUnit
10 27 (1.84%) gulp
11 26 (1.77%) Maven
11 26 (1.77%) Visual Studio
12 25 (1.70%) Octopus Deploy
13 24 (1.63%) Grunt
13 24 (1.63%) webpack
14 23 (1.57%) Jasmine
15 22 (1.50%) Subversion
16 21 (1.43%) Mocha
16 21 (1.43%) WebDriver
General
1 567 (38.60%) Finance
2 286 (19.47%) Banking
3 43 (2.93%) Investment Banking
4 24 (1.63%) Marketing
4 24 (1.63%) Retail
5 23 (1.57%) Games
6 21 (1.43%) Advertising
7 20 (1.36%) Financial Institution
8 18 (1.23%) Retail Banking
9 17 (1.16%) Front Office
10 13 (0.88%) Law
11 11 (0.75%) Back Office
11 11 (0.75%) Legal
12 2 (0.14%) French Language
12 2 (0.14%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.14%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.068%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.068%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.068%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.068%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 796 (54.19%) Developer
2 175 (11.91%) Java Developer
3 145 (9.87%) React Developer
4 133 (9.05%) .NET Developer
5 130 (8.85%) C# Developer
6 103 (7.01%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 98 (6.67%) Analyst
8 89 (6.06%) Senior Developer
9 88 (5.99%) Angular Developer
10 84 (5.72%) Full Stack Developer
11 75 (5.11%) Architect
12 74 (5.04%) JavaScript Developer
13 67 (4.56%) DevOps Engineer
14 66 (4.49%) Designer
15 59 (4.02%) Consultant
16 49 (3.34%) C# .NET Developer
17 47 (3.20%) Business Analyst
18 44 (3.00%) Java Developer - Fintech
19 38 (2.59%) AWS Engineer
20 37 (2.52%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 284 (19.33%) .NET
2 277 (18.86%) AngularJS
3 262 (17.84%) HTML
4 252 (17.15%) React
5 250 (17.02%) CSS
6 191 (13.00%) REST
7 140 (9.53%) Spring
8 136 (9.26%) HTML5
9 125 (8.51%) RESTful
10 118 (8.03%) Node.js
11 113 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
12 104 (7.08%) ASP.NET
13 102 (6.94%) Redux
14 97 (6.60%) .NET Core
15 85 (5.79%) Angular 2
16 80 (5.45%) jQuery
17 79 (5.38%) Web Services
18 73 (4.97%) Kafka
19 71 (4.83%) RabbitMQ
20 70 (4.77%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 219 (14.91%) Greenfield Project
2 131 (8.92%) User Experience
3 58 (3.95%) Computer Science
4 50 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
5 49 (3.34%) Mobile App
6 42 (2.86%) Algorithms
7 38 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 24 (1.63%) Equities
9 20 (1.36%) Bitcoin
9 20 (1.36%) Data Structures
9 20 (1.36%) Fixed Income
10 19 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
11 16 (1.09%) PKI
12 13 (0.88%) Blog
13 12 (0.82%) Credit Risk
13 12 (0.82%) iPad
14 11 (0.75%) Hedge funds
15 10 (0.68%) Data Centre
15 10 (0.68%) Digital Wallet
15 10 (0.68%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 121 (8.24%) Linux
2 82 (5.58%) Apple iOS
3 65 (4.42%) Windows
4 64 (4.36%) Unix
5 42 (2.86%) Android
6 11 (0.75%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.48%) Mac OS
7 7 (0.48%) Windows 8
7 7 (0.48%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.27%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.14%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.068%) CentOS
11 1 (0.068%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.068%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 653 (44.45%) Agile Software Development
2 354 (24.10%) TDD
3 290 (19.74%) Microservices
4 178 (12.12%) DevOps
5 168 (11.44%) BDD
6 165 (11.23%) Scrum
7 157 (10.69%) Front End Development
8 139 (9.46%) Test Automation
9 127 (8.65%) Software Engineering
10 121 (8.24%) MVC
11 103 (7.01%) Web Development
12 90 (6.13%) OO
13 81 (5.51%) Continuous Integration
14 69 (4.70%) SDLC
14 69 (4.70%) Unit Testing
15 65 (4.42%) Multithreading
16 63 (4.29%) Analytics
17 57 (3.88%) SOA
18 55 (3.74%) SOLID
19 53 (3.61%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 434 (29.54%) JavaScript
2 365 (24.85%) Java
3 292 (19.88%) C#
4 239 (16.27%) SQL
5 147 (10.01%) Python
6 100 (6.81%) Java 8
7 94 (6.40%) TypeScript
8 68 (4.63%) Ruby
9 67 (4.56%) ES6
10 48 (3.27%) Scala
11 47 (3.20%) Bash Shell
12 37 (2.52%) Go
13 32 (2.18%) T-SQL
14 31 (2.11%) C
15 30 (2.04%) C++
16 28 (1.91%) Apple Swift
17 27 (1.84%) PHP
18 20 (1.36%) PowerShell
19 19 (1.29%) Objective-C
20 17 (1.16%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 70 (4.77%) Degree
2 42 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (1.02%) Master's Degree
4 8 (0.54%) CCNP
4 8 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (0.41%) AWS Certification
6 5 (0.34%) CISSP
6 5 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.27%) CCIE
7 4 (0.27%) CCNA
7 4 (0.27%) CEH
7 4 (0.27%) ISEB
7 4 (0.27%) JNCIP
7 4 (0.27%) OSCP
8 3 (0.20%) CISA
8 3 (0.20%) CSSLP
8 3 (0.20%) GIAC
8 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.20%) SAFe Agilist
8 3 (0.20%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (3.68%) QA
2 14 (0.95%) PSD2
3 10 (0.68%) GDPR
4 7 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.41%) MiFID
6 4 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.27%) PMO
7 3 (0.20%) SLA
8 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.14%) SEPA
9 1 (0.068%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.068%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 196 (13.34%) Docker
2 12 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.61%) HDFS
5 7 (0.48%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.20%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.068%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.068%) Firmware
8 1 (0.068%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.068%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.068%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 95 (6.47%) Kubernetes
2 57 (3.88%) Ansible
3 44 (3.00%) Terraform
4 30 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (1.97%) Puppet
6 19 (1.29%) Mesos
7 16 (1.09%) Marathon
8 13 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
9 12 (0.82%) linkerd
10 10 (0.68%) Prometheus
11 7 (0.48%) Nagios
12 6 (0.41%) Hadoop YARN
12 6 (0.41%) ITRS Geneos
13 5 (0.34%) PingFederate
14 4 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
14 4 (0.27%) Grafana
14 4 (0.27%) Salt
15 3 (0.20%) Istio
15 3 (0.20%) Oozie
15 3 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 94 (6.40%) Microsoft
2 37 (2.52%) Atlassian
3 27 (1.84%) Google
3 27 (1.84%) Oracle
4 26 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
5 23 (1.57%) Splunk
6 13 (0.88%) Apple
6 13 (0.88%) VMware
7 12 (0.82%) Adobe
8 10 (0.68%) Hortonworks
8 10 (0.68%) Tableau
9 9 (0.61%) AppDynamics
9 9 (0.61%) Cisco
9 9 (0.61%) Sybase
10 8 (0.54%) Informatica
10 8 (0.54%) TIBCO
11 7 (0.48%) Solace
12 5 (0.34%) IBM
12 5 (0.34%) Sage
12 5 (0.34%) Talend