Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 288 465
Rank change year-on-year +94 +177 +195
Contract jobs citing Fintech 1,498 929 509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.45% 0.92% 0.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.26% 2.66% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,305 783 408
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £317
90th Percentile £675 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £445
% change year-on-year - -4.49% +58.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
UK median hourly rate £100.00 - £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £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 35,196 34,922 35,736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.08% 34.43% 34.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,196 23,095 23,386
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,075 1,057 1,233
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.06 £11.25 £11.65
90th Percentile £50.75 £47.90 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +9.33%

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 19 November 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
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 19 November 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 +96 1,433 £525 +5.00% 838
London +58 1,259 £550 +10.00% 641
UK excluding London +127 230 £425 - 254
South East +31 97 £388 -13.89% 57
Scotland +18 40 £438 +25.00% 26
South West -4 29 £450 +7.46% 30
North of England -9 20 £450 +9.09% 78
North West -11 17 £425 +9.68% 55
Midlands -2 15 £450 +38.46% 20
East of England +3 13 £525 +44.83% 12
Wales -17 11 £388 -13.89% 23
East Midlands +13 8 £450 +63.64% 13
West Midlands -15 7 £423 +12.67% 7
Northern Ireland - 6 £450 - 8
Yorkshire -10 3 £475 +4.11% 9

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 656 (43.79%) Agile Software Development
2 569 (37.98%) Finance
3 437 (29.17%) JavaScript
4 384 (25.63%) Java
5 343 (22.90%) TDD
6 325 (21.70%) C#
7 314 (20.96%) Microservices
8 311 (20.76%) .NET
9 310 (20.69%) AngularJS
10 302 (20.16%) React
11 268 (17.89%) HTML
12 266 (17.76%) Banking
13 259 (17.29%) SQL
14 257 (17.16%) Greenfield Project
15 254 (16.96%) Amazon AWS
16 250 (16.69%) CSS
17 241 (16.09%) Microsoft Azure
18 211 (14.09%) Docker
19 206 (13.75%) DevOps
20 165 (11.01%) BDD
21 163 (10.88%) Front End Development
22 162 (10.81%) REST
23 159 (10.61%) Scrum
24 154 (10.28%) Git (software)
25 148 (9.88%) Spring
26 146 (9.75%) SQL Server
27 139 (9.28%) Test Automation
28 133 (8.88%) User Experience
29 132 (8.81%) Software Engineering
30 131 (8.74%) HTML5

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 49 (3.27%) Apache Spark
2 34 (2.27%) Confluence
2 34 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
3 22 (1.47%) Ethereum
4 21 (1.40%) Apache
4 21 (1.40%) IIS
5 18 (1.20%) Tomcat
6 14 (0.93%) CMS
7 13 (0.87%) Hyperledger
7 13 (0.87%) NServiceBus
8 11 (0.73%) Apache Solr
8 11 (0.73%) SharePoint
9 8 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (0.47%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.40%) WordPress
12 5 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (0.27%) JBoss
14 3 (0.20%) nginx
14 3 (0.20%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.13%) GemFire
Applications
1 17 (1.13%) Photoshop
2 16 (1.07%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (0.80%) InVision
5 10 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
6 6 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (0.40%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.27%) InDesign
8 3 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.067%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 18 (1.20%) Distributed Ledger
2 15 (1.00%) R3 Corda
3 8 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.27%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.13%) JDE OneWorld
6 2 (0.13%) Sage 300 ERP
7 1 (0.067%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.067%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.067%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.067%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 254 (16.96%) Amazon AWS
2 241 (16.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (4.21%) Google Cloud Platform
4 46 (3.07%) Serverless
5 33 (2.20%) Amazon S3
6 27 (1.80%) Amazon Kinesis
7 25 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
8 24 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
9 21 (1.40%) SaaS
10 20 (1.34%) PaaS
11 19 (1.27%) npm
12 18 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
12 18 (1.20%) GitHub
13 11 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (0.73%) Office 365
13 11 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 10 (0.67%) Amazon EMR
15 9 (0.60%) IaaS
15 9 (0.60%) OpenShift
16 8 (0.53%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.47%) AMQP
2 18 (1.20%) HTTP
3 11 (0.73%) X.509
4 9 (0.60%) VPN
5 8 (0.53%) DNS
6 7 (0.47%) SSL
7 6 (0.40%) Firewall
8 5 (0.33%) Internet
8 5 (0.33%) MPLS
8 5 (0.33%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.27%) BGP
9 4 (0.27%) EIGRP
9 4 (0.27%) IGMP
9 4 (0.27%) Multicast
9 4 (0.27%) OSPF
10 3 (0.20%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.20%) Network Security
11 2 (0.13%) DSL
11 2 (0.13%) FTP
11 2 (0.13%) IPFS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (9.75%) SQL Server
2 84 (5.61%) NoSQL
3 68 (4.54%) Blockchain
4 64 (4.27%) Big Data
5 49 (3.27%) Azure SQL Database
5 49 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
6 47 (3.14%) Relational Database
7 42 (2.80%) Redis
8 41 (2.74%) Hadoop
9 40 (2.67%) MySQL
10 37 (2.47%) MongoDB
11 31 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
12 30 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
13 27 (1.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 25 (1.67%) Cosmos DB
14 25 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
15 24 (1.60%) Apache Hive
16 16 (1.07%) Amazon Redshift
17 15 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
18 14 (0.93%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 154 (10.28%) Git (software)
2 96 (6.41%) Selenium
3 89 (5.94%) JIRA
4 82 (5.47%) Jenkins
5 61 (4.07%) SpecFlow
6 47 (3.14%) JUnit
7 44 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 43 (2.87%) Subversion
9 39 (2.60%) Cucumber
10 35 (2.34%) TeamCity
11 33 (2.20%) Visual Studio
12 32 (2.14%) gulp
13 30 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
14 25 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
15 24 (1.60%) Grunt
15 24 (1.60%) NUnit
16 23 (1.54%) Jasmine
16 23 (1.54%) Maven
17 21 (1.40%) WebDriver
18 18 (1.20%) Protractor
General
1 569 (37.98%) Finance
2 266 (17.76%) Banking
3 42 (2.80%) Investment Banking
4 33 (2.20%) Retail
5 32 (2.14%) Marketing
6 30 (2.00%) Front Office
7 25 (1.67%) Advertising
8 23 (1.54%) Games
9 21 (1.40%) Financial Institution
9 21 (1.40%) Retail Banking
10 17 (1.13%) Legal
11 12 (0.80%) Back Office
11 12 (0.80%) Law
12 2 (0.13%) French Language
12 2 (0.13%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.13%) International Banking
12 2 (0.13%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.13%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.067%) Greek Language
13 1 (0.067%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 816 (54.47%) Developer
2 210 (14.02%) Java Developer
3 152 (10.15%) C# Developer
4 146 (9.75%) React Developer
5 138 (9.21%) .NET Developer
6 114 (7.61%) Full Stack Developer
7 105 (7.01%) Senior Developer
8 104 (6.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 102 (6.81%) Analyst
10 99 (6.61%) Angular Developer
11 79 (5.27%) DevOps Engineer
12 75 (5.01%) Architect
13 73 (4.87%) JavaScript Developer
14 56 (3.74%) Java Developer - Fintech
15 54 (3.60%) C# .NET Developer
16 53 (3.54%) Designer
17 49 (3.27%) Consultant
18 42 (2.80%) Business Analyst
19 35 (2.34%) Software Developer
19 35 (2.34%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 311 (20.76%) .NET
2 310 (20.69%) AngularJS
3 302 (20.16%) React
4 268 (17.89%) HTML
5 250 (16.69%) CSS
6 162 (10.81%) REST
7 148 (9.88%) Spring
8 131 (8.74%) HTML5
9 128 (8.54%) ASP.NET
10 123 (8.21%) ASP.NET Web API
11 116 (7.74%) .NET Core
12 101 (6.74%) Angular 2
12 101 (6.74%) Redux
13 95 (6.34%) RESTful
14 91 (6.07%) Node.js
15 90 (6.01%) Web Services
16 78 (5.21%) Kafka
17 76 (5.07%) CSS3
18 67 (4.47%) WebSockets
19 66 (4.41%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 257 (17.16%) Greenfield Project
2 133 (8.88%) User Experience
3 57 (3.81%) Computer Science
4 56 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (2.94%) Algorithms
6 35 (2.34%) Mobile App
7 31 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 24 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
9 21 (1.40%) Fixed Income
10 20 (1.34%) Equities
11 19 (1.27%) Data Structures
12 18 (1.20%) Bitcoin
12 18 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (0.87%) Blog
14 12 (0.80%) Hedge funds
14 12 (0.80%) iPad
14 12 (0.80%) PKI
15 11 (0.73%) Minimum Viable Product
16 8 (0.53%) Animation
16 8 (0.53%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 85 (5.67%) Linux
2 72 (4.81%) Apple iOS
3 65 (4.34%) Windows
4 37 (2.47%) Android
5 35 (2.34%) Unix
6 10 (0.67%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.53%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.33%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.27%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.27%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.20%) CentOS
11 3 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.13%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.067%) Debian
13 1 (0.067%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.067%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.067%) watchOS
13 1 (0.067%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 656 (43.79%) Agile Software Development
2 343 (22.90%) TDD
3 314 (20.96%) Microservices
4 206 (13.75%) DevOps
5 165 (11.01%) BDD
6 163 (10.88%) Front End Development
7 159 (10.61%) Scrum
8 139 (9.28%) Test Automation
9 132 (8.81%) Software Engineering
10 121 (8.08%) MVC
11 101 (6.74%) OO
12 96 (6.41%) Web Development
13 87 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
14 85 (5.67%) Analytics
15 84 (5.61%) Multithreading
16 73 (4.87%) SDLC
17 58 (3.87%) Unit Testing
18 57 (3.81%) Stakeholder Management
19 56 (3.74%) Continuous Delivery
20 55 (3.67%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 437 (29.17%) JavaScript
2 384 (25.63%) Java
3 325 (21.70%) C#
4 259 (17.29%) SQL
5 128 (8.54%) Python
6 121 (8.08%) Java 8
7 110 (7.34%) TypeScript
8 58 (3.87%) ES6
9 50 (3.34%) Scala
10 46 (3.07%) Go
11 39 (2.60%) C
12 36 (2.40%) Ruby
13 28 (1.87%) PHP
13 28 (1.87%) T-SQL
14 25 (1.67%) Apple Swift
14 25 (1.67%) Bash Shell
15 21 (1.40%) C++
16 18 (1.20%) Objective-C
16 18 (1.20%) PowerShell
17 17 (1.13%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 68 (4.54%) Degree
2 37 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (1.00%) Master's Degree
4 5 (0.33%) CCNP
4 5 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (0.27%) CCIE
5 4 (0.27%) ISEB
5 4 (0.27%) JNCIP
6 3 (0.20%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.13%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.13%) CISM
7 2 (0.13%) CISSP
7 2 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.13%) PhD
7 2 (0.13%) RHCE
8 1 (0.067%) ACCA
8 1 (0.067%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.067%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.94%) QA
2 11 (0.73%) PSD2
3 9 (0.60%) GDPR
4 6 (0.40%) PMO
5 5 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.20%) SLA
7 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.13%) SEPA
8 1 (0.067%) COREP
8 1 (0.067%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.067%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.067%) MiFID
System Software
1 211 (14.09%) Docker
2 12 (0.80%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.67%) HDFS
5 8 (0.53%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.067%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.067%) Firmware
7 1 (0.067%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.067%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.067%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.067%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 126 (8.41%) Kubernetes
2 52 (3.47%) Terraform
3 48 (3.20%) Ansible
4 26 (1.74%) Puppet
5 22 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (0.80%) linkerd
7 11 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
8 10 (0.67%) Mesos
8 10 (0.67%) Prometheus
9 9 (0.60%) Nagios
10 6 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
11 5 (0.33%) Grafana
12 4 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
12 4 (0.27%) Istio
12 4 (0.27%) Kibana
12 4 (0.27%) Marathon
12 4 (0.27%) Salt
13 3 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 2 (0.13%) Oozie
Vendors
1 102 (6.81%) Microsoft
2 49 (3.27%) Google
3 28 (1.87%) Atlassian
4 21 (1.40%) Oracle
5 17 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
5 17 (1.13%) Splunk
6 13 (0.87%) Apple
6 13 (0.87%) Sybase
6 13 (0.87%) VMware
7 12 (0.80%) Tableau
8 9 (0.60%) Adobe
8 9 (0.60%) AppDynamics
8 9 (0.60%) Cisco
8 9 (0.60%) Facebook
8 9 (0.60%) Hortonworks
9 8 (0.53%) New Relic
10 7 (0.47%) IBM
10 7 (0.47%) Solace
11 6 (0.40%) Informatica
11 6 (0.40%) Red Hat