Period
to 26 September 2017

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 26 September 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 Technology (Fintech)
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 302 492 719
Rank change year-on-year +190 +227 +91
Contract jobs citing Fintech 819 451 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.42% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.47% 1.27% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 346 123
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £259
90th Percentile £663 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £445 £425
% change year-on-year -10.11% +4.71% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
UK median hourly rate - £100.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +100.00% -
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 33125 35556 36418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.45% 33.30% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 21743 23342 22947
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £243
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 990 1194 1405
UK median hourly rate £21.70 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.85% +7.89% -2.56%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.68 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.84 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.60% +16.67% -5.26%

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 26 September 2017.

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 26 September 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 +186 800 £500 +5.26% 246
London +114 753 £500 +2.56% 185
UK excluding London +59 65 £400 -10.11% 63
South East +19 23 £450 +12.50% 22
Scotland +26 16 £350 -26.32% 1
North of England +64 12 £450 +9.09% 20
North West +28 8 £375 -20.63% 15
South West +8 5 £419 -37.96% 3
East of England +1 4 £525 - 10
Wales -1 3 £413 +42.24% 1
North East +76 2 £550 +33.33% 3
Yorkshire +30 2 £450 +13.92% 2
Midlands +17 2 £325 -27.78% 6
West Midlands +37 1 £375 -44.44% 5
East Midlands -16 1 £275 -38.89% 1

For the 6 months to 26 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Fintech 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 Fintech.

1 440 (53.72%) Finance
2 310 (37.85%) Agile Software Development
3 221 (26.98%) JavaScript
4 210 (25.64%) Banking
5 179 (21.86%) Java
6 131 (16.00%) TDD
7 129 (15.75%) C#
8 125 (15.26%) HTML
9 122 (14.90%) .NET
10 120 (14.65%) CSS
11 119 (14.53%) Python
11 119 (14.53%) AngularJS
12 112 (13.68%) Scrum
13 110 (13.43%) SQL
14 101 (12.33%) React
15 100 (12.21%) Microservices
16 93 (11.36%) Linux
17 91 (11.11%) Docker
18 86 (10.50%) DevOps
19 85 (10.38%) Git (software)
20 82 (10.01%) Amazon AWS
21 80 (9.77%) BDD
22 78 (9.52%) HTML5
22 78 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
23 77 (9.40%) Node.js
24 71 (8.67%) SQL Server
24 71 (8.67%) Front End Development
25 69 (8.42%) User Experience
25 69 (8.42%) Greenfield Project
26 67 (8.18%) Change Management

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 19 (2.32%) Apache Spark
2 13 (1.59%) IIS
3 10 (1.22%) CMS
3 10 (1.22%) Tomcat
4 9 (1.10%) Apache Pig
4 9 (1.10%) Hyperledger
5 8 (0.98%) Apache Solr
5 8 (0.98%) Ethereum
6 7 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.73%) Apache
7 6 (0.73%) WordPress
8 5 (0.61%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.49%) Confluence
10 3 (0.37%) Drupal
10 3 (0.37%) JBoss
10 3 (0.37%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.24%) nginx
11 2 (0.24%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (0.98%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.37%) InVision
4 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.12%) InDesign
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (1.10%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.12%) RMDS
2 1 (0.12%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 82 (10.01%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (6.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (2.20%) SaaS
4 15 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (1.83%) PaaS
5 11 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
6 10 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (1.22%) npm
7 9 (1.10%) GitHub
8 8 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.85%) Office 365
10 6 (0.73%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.73%) Force.com
10 6 (0.73%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.61%) IaaS
12 4 (0.49%) Heroku
12 4 (0.49%) Route 53
12 4 (0.49%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 2 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.08%) Internet
2 16 (1.95%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.59%) Firewall
4 11 (1.34%) HTTP
5 7 (0.85%) DNS
6 6 (0.73%) Network Security
6 6 (0.73%) VLAN
6 6 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.61%) DHCP
8 3 (0.37%) Multicast
9 2 (0.24%) FTP
9 2 (0.24%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.24%) NFC
9 2 (0.24%) SAN
10 1 (0.12%) ATM
10 1 (0.12%) BGP
10 1 (0.12%) Bluetooth
10 1 (0.12%) HSRP
10 1 (0.12%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.12%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 44 (5.37%) Blockchain
2 44 (5.37%) NoSQL
3 39 (4.76%) Big Data
4 38 (4.64%) Relational Database
5 32 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
6 29 (3.54%) Apache Cassandra
6 29 (3.54%) MongoDB
7 23 (2.81%) Hadoop
8 21 (2.56%) MySQL
9 16 (1.95%) Apache Hive
10 12 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
11 10 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (1.22%) KDB
11 10 (1.22%) RDBMS
12 9 (1.10%) Impala
12 9 (1.10%) Redis
12 9 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (0.98%) MarkLogic
13 8 (0.98%) Riak
Development Applications
1 85 (10.38%) Git (software)
2 41 (5.01%) Jenkins
3 35 (4.27%) JIRA
4 25 (3.05%) TeamCity
5 22 (2.69%) Grunt
6 21 (2.56%) Selenium
7 19 (2.32%) Maven
8 18 (2.20%) Octopus Deploy
8 18 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (1.95%) Visual Studio
10 15 (1.83%) webpack
11 14 (1.71%) Jasmine
12 13 (1.59%) Gradle
13 12 (1.47%) NUnit
13 12 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
14 8 (0.98%) Cucumber
14 8 (0.98%) gulp
15 7 (0.85%) Karma Test Runner
15 7 (0.85%) SpecFlow
16 6 (0.73%) Xcode
General
1 440 (53.72%) Finance
2 210 (25.64%) Banking
3 60 (7.33%) Investment Banking
4 50 (6.11%) Front Office
5 38 (4.64%) Marketing
6 27 (3.30%) Financial Institution
7 22 (2.69%) Telecoms
8 20 (2.44%) Retail
9 16 (1.95%) Electronics
9 16 (1.95%) Manufacturing
10 14 (1.71%) Games
11 11 (1.34%) Billing
12 10 (1.22%) Back Office
13 8 (0.98%) Law
14 7 (0.85%) Publishing
15 5 (0.61%) Advertising
16 3 (0.37%) Legal
16 3 (0.37%) Prime Brokerage
17 2 (0.24%) French Language
17 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 432 (52.75%) Developer
2 88 (10.74%) Java Developer
3 73 (8.91%) JavaScript Developer
4 72 (8.79%) Analyst
5 62 (7.57%) C# Developer
6 55 (6.72%) Business Analyst
7 52 (6.35%) .NET Developer
7 52 (6.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 44 (5.37%) Angular Developer
9 42 (5.13%) Senior Developer
10 41 (5.01%) Architect
10 41 (5.01%) Full Stack Developer
11 38 (4.64%) DevOps Engineer
12 35 (4.27%) Project Manager
13 30 (3.66%) C# .NET Developer
14 27 (3.30%) UI Developer
15 25 (3.05%) Python Developer
16 19 (2.32%) SQL Developer
16 19 (2.32%) Web Developer
17 18 (2.20%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (15.26%) HTML
2 122 (14.90%) .NET
3 120 (14.65%) CSS
4 119 (14.53%) AngularJS
5 101 (12.33%) React
6 78 (9.52%) HTML5
7 77 (9.40%) Node.js
8 61 (7.45%) Spring
9 58 (7.08%) CSS3
10 57 (6.96%) RESTful
11 53 (6.47%) ASP.NET
12 46 (5.62%) jQuery
13 45 (5.49%) REST
14 40 (4.88%) Web Services
15 38 (4.64%) Redux
16 29 (3.54%) Sass
17 28 (3.42%) Spring Boot
18 26 (3.17%) Angular 2
18 26 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web API
19 25 (3.05%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 69 (8.42%) Greenfield Project
1 69 (8.42%) User Experience
2 57 (6.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 39 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (4.52%) Derivative
5 34 (4.15%) Computer Science
6 31 (3.79%) Equities
7 26 (3.17%) Mobile App
8 24 (2.93%) Fixed Income
9 18 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (2.08%) Algorithms
10 17 (2.08%) Market Risk
11 13 (1.59%) OTC Derivatives
12 11 (1.34%) NHS
12 11 (1.34%) Reference Data
13 10 (1.22%) Social Media
14 9 (1.10%) Replication
15 7 (0.85%) Credit Risk
15 7 (0.85%) Management Information System
15 7 (0.85%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 93 (11.36%) Linux
2 49 (5.98%) Unix
3 47 (5.74%) Windows
4 27 (3.30%) Apple iOS
5 25 (3.05%) Android
6 14 (1.71%) Windows Server
7 10 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.10%) CentOS
9 6 (0.73%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.61%) CoreOS
11 4 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.12%) Solaris
13 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (37.85%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (16.00%) TDD
3 112 (13.68%) Scrum
4 100 (12.21%) Microservices
5 86 (10.50%) DevOps
6 80 (9.77%) BDD
7 78 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
8 71 (8.67%) Front End Development
9 67 (8.18%) Change Management
10 62 (7.57%) OO
11 53 (6.47%) MVC
12 52 (6.35%) Software Engineering
13 49 (5.98%) Data Management
13 49 (5.98%) Test Automation
14 48 (5.86%) Low Latency
15 47 (5.74%) SDLC
16 46 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
17 45 (5.49%) Web Development
18 43 (5.25%) Analytics
18 43 (5.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 221 (26.98%) JavaScript
2 179 (21.86%) Java
3 129 (15.75%) C#
4 119 (14.53%) Python
5 110 (13.43%) SQL
6 50 (6.11%) C++
7 32 (3.91%) Scala
8 27 (3.30%) TypeScript
9 25 (3.05%) Ruby
10 24 (2.93%) PowerShell
11 23 (2.81%) Perl
12 22 (2.69%) ES6
13 21 (2.56%) Go
14 20 (2.44%) Bash Shell
15 18 (2.20%) PHP
16 17 (2.08%) PL/SQL
16 17 (2.08%) R
16 17 (2.08%) T-SQL
17 13 (1.59%) Objective-C
18 12 (1.47%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 32 (3.91%) Degree
2 22 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (0.37%) CISM
4 3 (0.37%) CISSP
4 3 (0.37%) Master's Degree
4 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.24%) MCSE
5 2 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.12%) CISA
6 1 (0.12%) CRISC
6 1 (0.12%) GIAC
6 1 (0.12%) ISEB
6 1 (0.12%) MCSA
6 1 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.12%) PhD
6 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (6.96%) MiFID
2 44 (5.37%) QA
3 6 (0.73%) GDPR
4 5 (0.61%) EMIR
5 3 (0.37%) GCP
5 3 (0.37%) PMO
6 2 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.24%) SLA
6 2 (0.24%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.24%) WCAG
7 1 (0.12%) Basel III
7 1 (0.12%) COBIT
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 91 (11.11%) Docker
2 15 (1.83%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.37%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.24%) vCloud
4 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.12%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 47 (5.74%) Kubernetes
2 25 (3.05%) Ansible
2 25 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (2.81%) Puppet
4 22 (2.69%) Terraform
5 9 (1.10%) Hadoop YARN
6 7 (0.85%) Nagios
7 3 (0.37%) Mesos
7 3 (0.37%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.24%) Grafana
8 2 (0.24%) HockeyApp
8 2 (0.24%) Kibana
8 2 (0.24%) logstash
8 2 (0.24%) Salt
8 2 (0.24%) SCCM
8 2 (0.24%) Zipkin
9 1 (0.12%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.12%) Dollar Universe
9 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.12%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 37 (4.52%) Microsoft
2 33 (4.03%) Oracle
3 24 (2.93%) Google
4 21 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
5 19 (2.32%) SAP
6 12 (1.47%) Adobe
7 11 (1.34%) Sybase
8 9 (1.10%) Atlassian
9 8 (0.98%) Apple
9 8 (0.98%) Murex
10 7 (0.85%) Splunk
10 7 (0.85%) Tableau
11 6 (0.73%) CheckPoint
11 6 (0.73%) IBM
11 6 (0.73%) Juniper
11 6 (0.73%) Meraki
11 6 (0.73%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.73%) Yardi
12 5 (0.61%) TIBCO
12 5 (0.61%) Xamarin