Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 188 271 379
Rank change year-on-year +83 +108 +214
Contract jobs citing Fintech 1,451 938 594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.48% 0.94% 0.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.48% 2.82% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,302 790 493
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £356 £325
90th Percentile £675 £630 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £415
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £20.00 £11.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% +75.44% -88.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

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 32,386 33,256 31,888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.04% 33.45% 32.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,318 22,215 20,741
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.59%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 977 956 1,130
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.21 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +0.78%

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

Fintech
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Fintech over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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
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 20 January 2019. 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 +91 1,406 £525 +5.00% 832
London +70 1,235 £550 +10.00% 650
UK excluding London +61 208 £425 +6.25% 229
South East +43 89 £388 -13.89% 51
North of England -9 29 £401 +3.35% 78
Scotland +17 25 £450 +28.57% 25
North West +4 24 £401 +6.80% 58
South West -18 24 £450 +7.46% 23
Midlands +20 16 £425 +54.55% 18
East of England -14 12 £538 +48.28% 12
Wales -18 10 £388 +19.23% 18
East Midlands +18 9 £450 +63.64% 1
West Midlands -10 7 £370 - 17
Yorkshire -11 5 £400 -12.33% 14
Northern Ireland +24 4 £450 -2.17% 4

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 660 (45.49%) Agile Software Development
2 541 (37.28%) Finance
3 441 (30.39%) JavaScript
4 354 (24.40%) Java
5 318 (21.92%) TDD
6 304 (20.95%) C#
7 293 (20.19%) React
8 292 (20.12%) .NET
9 289 (19.92%) AngularJS
10 285 (19.64%) Microservices
11 272 (18.75%) SQL
12 263 (18.13%) HTML
13 248 (17.09%) Greenfield Project
14 245 (16.88%) Amazon AWS
15 243 (16.75%) CSS
16 223 (15.37%) DevOps
17 219 (15.09%) Banking
18 214 (14.75%) Microsoft Azure
19 198 (13.65%) Docker
20 167 (11.51%) BDD
21 164 (11.30%) Python
22 154 (10.61%) Scrum
23 144 (9.92%) Git (software)
24 139 (9.58%) Front End Development
25 132 (9.10%) HTML5
26 131 (9.03%) Kubernetes
26 131 (9.03%) Spring
26 131 (9.03%) SQL Server
27 126 (8.68%) Software Engineering
28 124 (8.55%) 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 45 (3.10%) Apache Spark
2 39 (2.69%) Confluence
3 26 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
4 19 (1.31%) IIS
5 18 (1.24%) Tomcat
6 15 (1.03%) CMS
7 13 (0.90%) Apache
8 9 (0.62%) Ethereum
8 9 (0.62%) NServiceBus
8 9 (0.62%) SharePoint
8 9 (0.62%) Umbraco
9 8 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
10 6 (0.41%) Hyperledger
10 6 (0.41%) nginx
11 5 (0.34%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.34%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.34%) WordPress
12 3 (0.21%) Tornado
13 2 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.76%) InVision
2 11 (0.76%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.14%) InDesign
7 2 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.069%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.069%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.069%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 9 (0.62%) Distributed Ledger
2 8 (0.55%) R3 Corda
3 7 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.28%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.14%) JDE OneWorld
7 1 (0.069%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.069%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.069%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.069%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 245 (16.88%) Amazon AWS
2 214 (14.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 100 (6.89%) Google Cloud Platform
4 45 (3.10%) Serverless
5 30 (2.07%) Amazon S3
6 24 (1.65%) SaaS
7 23 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
8 22 (1.52%) Amazon Kinesis
9 19 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
9 19 (1.31%) GitHub
10 18 (1.24%) PaaS
11 17 (1.17%) npm
12 15 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
13 12 (0.83%) Office 365
14 10 (0.69%) Amazon EMR
14 10 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
14 10 (0.69%) CloudFront
14 10 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 8 (0.55%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.59%) AMQP
2 20 (1.38%) HTTP
3 7 (0.48%) MPLS
3 7 (0.48%) VPN
3 7 (0.48%) X.509
4 6 (0.41%) BGP
4 6 (0.41%) DNS
4 6 (0.41%) DSL
4 6 (0.41%) EIGRP
4 6 (0.41%) Firewall
4 6 (0.41%) IGMP
4 6 (0.41%) Multicast
4 6 (0.41%) OSPF
5 3 (0.21%) SSL
5 3 (0.21%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.14%) Internet
6 2 (0.14%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.14%) Network Security
7 1 (0.069%) Skype
7 1 (0.069%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (9.03%) SQL Server
2 96 (6.62%) NoSQL
3 70 (4.82%) Big Data
4 49 (3.38%) Azure SQL Database
5 45 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
6 44 (3.03%) MySQL
7 43 (2.96%) Blockchain
8 42 (2.89%) Redis
9 40 (2.76%) MongoDB
10 36 (2.48%) Relational Database
11 32 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
11 32 (2.21%) Hadoop
12 24 (1.65%) Cosmos DB
13 23 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
14 19 (1.31%) SQL Server 2016
15 17 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
16 16 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 15 (1.03%) Data Lake
18 13 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
18 13 (0.90%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 144 (9.92%) Git (software)
2 100 (6.89%) JIRA
3 95 (6.55%) Jenkins
4 75 (5.17%) Selenium
5 47 (3.24%) SpecFlow
6 44 (3.03%) Subversion
7 37 (2.55%) TeamCity
8 31 (2.14%) Jasmine
9 30 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
10 29 (2.00%) JUnit
11 26 (1.79%) gulp
12 24 (1.65%) Cucumber
12 24 (1.65%) Maven
12 24 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
13 23 (1.59%) Visual Studio
14 22 (1.52%) Grunt
14 22 (1.52%) WebDriver
15 21 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
16 20 (1.38%) Protractor
17 18 (1.24%) Mocha
General
1 541 (37.28%) Finance
2 219 (15.09%) Banking
3 47 (3.24%) Front Office
4 41 (2.83%) Investment Banking
5 32 (2.21%) Retail
6 26 (1.79%) Marketing
7 25 (1.72%) Legal
8 21 (1.45%) Retail Banking
9 19 (1.31%) Financial Institution
10 18 (1.24%) Advertising
10 18 (1.24%) Games
11 13 (0.90%) Law
12 11 (0.76%) Back Office
13 2 (0.14%) International Banking
13 2 (0.14%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.14%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.069%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.069%) French Language
14 1 (0.069%) Greek Language
14 1 (0.069%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 788 (54.31%) Developer
2 201 (13.85%) Java Developer
3 140 (9.65%) C# Developer
4 139 (9.58%) React Developer
5 119 (8.20%) .NET Developer
6 115 (7.93%) Full Stack Developer
7 107 (7.37%) Senior Developer
8 100 (6.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 96 (6.62%) Analyst
10 93 (6.41%) DevOps Engineer
11 86 (5.93%) Angular Developer
12 75 (5.17%) JavaScript Developer
13 63 (4.34%) Java Developer - Fintech
14 61 (4.20%) Business Analyst
15 48 (3.31%) Architect
16 45 (3.10%) Designer
17 43 (2.96%) C# .NET Developer
18 39 (2.69%) Senior Java Developer
19 37 (2.55%) UX Designer
20 34 (2.34%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 293 (20.19%) React
2 292 (20.12%) .NET
3 289 (19.92%) AngularJS
4 263 (18.13%) HTML
5 243 (16.75%) CSS
6 132 (9.10%) HTML5
7 131 (9.03%) Spring
8 124 (8.55%) REST
9 123 (8.48%) ASP.NET
10 105 (7.24%) Node.js
11 99 (6.82%) Redux
12 98 (6.75%) .NET Core
12 98 (6.75%) ASP.NET Web API
13 92 (6.34%) Kafka
14 91 (6.27%) Angular 2
15 87 (6.00%) RESTful
16 81 (5.58%) Web Services
17 76 (5.24%) WebSockets
18 74 (5.10%) CSS3
19 62 (4.27%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 248 (17.09%) Greenfield Project
2 124 (8.55%) User Experience
3 53 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (3.38%) Algorithms
5 39 (2.69%) Mobile App
6 27 (1.86%) Data Structures
7 26 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 24 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
9 22 (1.52%) Fixed Income
10 20 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (1.03%) Equities
12 12 (0.83%) Hedge funds
13 7 (0.48%) PKI
14 6 (0.41%) Bitcoin
14 6 (0.41%) Derivative
14 6 (0.41%) Public Cloud
14 6 (0.41%) Smart City
15 5 (0.34%) Analytical Mindset
15 5 (0.34%) Cloud Native
15 5 (0.34%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 76 (5.24%) Windows
2 70 (4.82%) Linux
3 44 (3.03%) Apple iOS
4 25 (1.72%) Android
4 25 (1.72%) Unix
5 16 (1.10%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.41%) Mac OS
7 5 (0.34%) CentOS
8 4 (0.28%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.28%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.14%) Fedora
10 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.14%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.069%) Debian
11 1 (0.069%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.069%) watchOS
11 1 (0.069%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.069%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 660 (45.49%) Agile Software Development
2 318 (21.92%) TDD
3 285 (19.64%) Microservices
4 223 (15.37%) DevOps
5 167 (11.51%) BDD
6 154 (10.61%) Scrum
7 139 (9.58%) Front End Development
8 126 (8.68%) Software Engineering
9 115 (7.93%) MVC
10 109 (7.51%) Test Automation
11 91 (6.27%) Continuous Integration
12 85 (5.86%) OO
13 81 (5.58%) Analytics
14 80 (5.51%) Multithreading
15 74 (5.10%) SDLC
15 74 (5.10%) Web Development
16 65 (4.48%) Machine Learning
17 61 (4.20%) Stakeholder Management
18 56 (3.86%) Continuous Delivery
18 56 (3.86%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 441 (30.39%) JavaScript
2 354 (24.40%) Java
3 304 (20.95%) C#
4 272 (18.75%) SQL
5 164 (11.30%) Python
6 114 (7.86%) Java 8
7 113 (7.79%) TypeScript
8 49 (3.38%) Go
9 46 (3.17%) ES6
9 46 (3.17%) Ruby
10 43 (2.96%) Scala
11 39 (2.69%) Bash Shell
12 32 (2.21%) PHP
13 30 (2.07%) C
14 29 (2.00%) T-SQL
15 20 (1.38%) Apple Swift
16 18 (1.24%) PowerShell
17 16 (1.10%) Objective-C
18 9 (0.62%) C++
18 9 (0.62%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (4.07%) Degree
2 21 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (0.69%) Master's Degree
4 9 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
5 8 (0.55%) CCNP
5 8 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.41%) CCIE
6 6 (0.41%) JNCIP
6 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.34%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.34%) ISEB
8 4 (0.28%) CISM
8 4 (0.28%) CISSP
9 3 (0.21%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.21%) PhD
9 3 (0.21%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.14%) CCSE
10 2 (0.14%) MCSE
11 1 (0.069%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.069%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.07%) QA
2 12 (0.83%) PSD2
3 9 (0.62%) SLA
4 7 (0.48%) GDPR
4 7 (0.48%) PMO
5 6 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.21%) SEPA
8 1 (0.069%) COREP
8 1 (0.069%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.069%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.069%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 198 (13.65%) Docker
2 13 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.69%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.62%) HDFS
6 6 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.069%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.069%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.069%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 131 (9.03%) Kubernetes
2 58 (4.00%) Terraform
3 50 (3.45%) Ansible
4 26 (1.79%) Puppet
5 21 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (0.76%) linkerd
7 9 (0.62%) Istio
8 8 (0.55%) Mesos
8 8 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (0.48%) Kibana
9 7 (0.48%) Prometheus
10 6 (0.41%) Consul
11 4 (0.28%) Grafana
11 4 (0.28%) Nagios
12 3 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
12 3 (0.21%) Salt
13 2 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
13 2 (0.14%) logstash
14 1 (0.069%) Icinga
14 1 (0.069%) Marathon
Vendors
1 88 (6.06%) Microsoft
2 69 (4.76%) Google
3 29 (2.00%) Atlassian
4 17 (1.17%) Oracle
5 16 (1.10%) VMware
6 15 (1.03%) Sybase
7 14 (0.96%) Cisco
8 13 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (0.83%) New Relic
10 11 (0.76%) Tableau
11 9 (0.62%) IBM
11 9 (0.62%) Sitecore
12 8 (0.55%) Apple
12 8 (0.55%) Facebook
12 8 (0.55%) Juniper
13 7 (0.48%) Splunk
14 6 (0.41%) Arista
14 6 (0.41%) Fortinet
14 6 (0.41%) Red Hat
15 5 (0.34%) Ping Identity