Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 246 342 526
Rank change year-on-year +96 +184 +281
Contract jobs citing Fintech 1,129 676 395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 0.73% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.29% 2.17% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 558 310
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +18.75%
10th Percentile £361 £357 £325
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £415 £425
% change year-on-year -3.61% -2.35% +16.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
UK median hourly rate £60.00 - £100.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £12.00

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 34,326 31,143 35,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.93% 33.59% 33.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,562 20,203 23,165
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £265 £260 £245
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,073 1,094 1,263
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £20.97 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.91% -0.14% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.40 £50.00 £49.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +10.53% -9.52% +20.14%

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

Fintech
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Fintech over the 6 months to 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +91 1,086 £500 -4.76% 729
London +49 963 £525 - 556
UK excluding London +47 156 £400 -3.61% 189
South East +40 67 £438 -5.41% 44
East of England +17 22 £363 +3.57% 21
North of England -26 15 £320 -28.89% 47
North West -21 13 £320 -8.57% 39
Scotland -41 13 £400 +10.34% 12
Wales -13 12 £325 -13.33% 3
Northern Ireland - 11 £455 - 2
South West +13 10 £406 +18.18% 38
Midlands -5 6 - - 22
East Midlands +4 3 - - 8
West Midlands +2 3 - - 14
Yorkshire -21 2 £338 -25.00% 8

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 534 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
2 442 (39.15%) Finance
3 328 (29.05%) JavaScript
4 275 (24.36%) Java
5 234 (20.73%) HTML
6 231 (20.46%) CSS
7 227 (20.11%) TDD
8 225 (19.93%) AngularJS
9 217 (19.22%) Banking
10 211 (18.69%) Amazon AWS
11 209 (18.51%) DevOps
12 207 (18.33%) C#
13 206 (18.25%) .NET
14 198 (17.54%) React
15 176 (15.59%) SQL
16 175 (15.50%) Microservices
17 171 (15.15%) Git (software)
18 157 (13.91%) Scrum
19 152 (13.46%) Greenfield Project
20 151 (13.37%) Docker
21 135 (11.96%) Node.js
22 133 (11.78%) Python
23 126 (11.16%) RESTful
24 121 (10.72%) Test Automation
25 120 (10.63%) Continuous Integration
25 120 (10.63%) Microsoft Azure
26 119 (10.54%) BDD
27 114 (10.10%) SQL Server
28 105 (9.30%) Front End Development
29 102 (9.03%) 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 63 (5.58%) Elasticsearch
2 51 (4.52%) Apache Spark
3 35 (3.10%) Confluence
4 21 (1.86%) Tomcat
5 17 (1.51%) Apache
6 15 (1.33%) JBoss
6 15 (1.33%) WordPress
7 11 (0.97%) Apache Pig
7 11 (0.97%) CMS
7 11 (0.97%) Ethereum
8 10 (0.89%) Drupal
9 7 (0.62%) NServiceBus
9 7 (0.62%) SharePoint
9 7 (0.62%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.44%) Hyperledger
10 5 (0.44%) nginx
11 4 (0.35%) IIS
12 3 (0.27%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.27%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (0.89%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.53%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.089%) InVision
Business Applications
1 8 (0.71%) Magento
2 6 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.27%) Sage 300 ERP
3 3 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.18%) OpenCart
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.18%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.089%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.089%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.089%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.089%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.089%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.089%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.089%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 211 (18.69%) Amazon AWS
2 120 (10.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (5.49%) GitHub
4 43 (3.81%) Amazon S3
5 38 (3.37%) Amazon EC2
6 32 (2.83%) Serverless
7 30 (2.66%) AWS Lambda
8 28 (2.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 27 (2.39%) Route 53
10 23 (2.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 22 (1.95%) SaaS
12 20 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
13 19 (1.68%) CloudFront
13 19 (1.68%) Google Analytics
14 13 (1.15%) npm
14 13 (1.15%) PaaS
15 12 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
15 12 (1.06%) IaaS
16 11 (0.97%) Google Play
16 11 (0.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.97%) Network Security
2 9 (0.80%) Firewall
3 8 (0.71%) HTTP
3 8 (0.71%) SSL
4 7 (0.62%) Internet
5 6 (0.53%) DNS
5 6 (0.53%) FTP
5 6 (0.53%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.53%) X.509
6 5 (0.44%) SMS
7 4 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (0.35%) VPN
8 3 (0.27%) SSH
8 3 (0.27%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.18%) Cisco ICM
9 2 (0.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.18%) Intranet
9 2 (0.18%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.18%) OpenVPN
9 2 (0.18%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (10.10%) SQL Server
2 87 (7.71%) PostgreSQL
3 75 (6.64%) MongoDB
4 72 (6.38%) NoSQL
5 59 (5.23%) Big Data
6 55 (4.87%) MySQL
7 49 (4.34%) Blockchain
8 48 (4.25%) Relational Database
9 44 (3.90%) Redis
10 39 (3.45%) Hadoop
11 31 (2.75%) Apache Cassandra
12 27 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
13 24 (2.13%) Apache Hive
14 23 (2.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 22 (1.95%) Amazon RDS
16 21 (1.86%) SQL Server 2016
17 20 (1.77%) Amazon Redshift
18 17 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
19 16 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
20 15 (1.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 171 (15.15%) Git (software)
2 100 (8.86%) Jenkins
3 68 (6.02%) JIRA
3 68 (6.02%) Selenium
4 45 (3.99%) TeamCity
5 38 (3.37%) Maven
6 36 (3.19%) Cucumber
7 24 (2.13%) Grunt
7 24 (2.13%) Jasmine
8 23 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
8 23 (2.04%) Visual Studio
9 21 (1.86%) NUnit
10 20 (1.77%) webpack
11 19 (1.68%) Gradle
12 18 (1.59%) JUnit
13 16 (1.42%) Mocha
13 16 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (1.42%) WebDriver
14 15 (1.33%) Karma Test Runner
14 15 (1.33%) Subversion
General
1 442 (39.15%) Finance
2 217 (19.22%) Banking
3 30 (2.66%) Financial Institution
4 27 (2.39%) Retail
5 25 (2.21%) Marketing
6 24 (2.13%) Front Office
7 19 (1.68%) Law
7 19 (1.68%) Legal
8 14 (1.24%) Investment Banking
9 13 (1.15%) Games
10 10 (0.89%) Back Office
11 8 (0.71%) Publishing
11 8 (0.71%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.71%) Telecoms
12 6 (0.53%) Advertising
13 4 (0.35%) Billing
14 1 (0.089%) French Language
14 1 (0.089%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.089%) Retail Finance
14 1 (0.089%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 612 (54.21%) Developer
2 100 (8.86%) Java Developer
3 98 (8.68%) .NET Developer
3 98 (8.68%) JavaScript Developer
4 93 (8.24%) Analyst
5 89 (7.88%) Full Stack Developer
6 88 (7.79%) Senior Developer
7 81 (7.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 79 (7.00%) C# Developer
9 72 (6.38%) DevOps Engineer
10 71 (6.29%) React Developer
11 67 (5.93%) Angular Developer
12 49 (4.34%) AWS Engineer
13 47 (4.16%) Business Analyst
14 37 (3.28%) Architect
15 34 (3.01%) Consultant
16 30 (2.66%) AWS DevOps
16 30 (2.66%) Web Developer
17 29 (2.57%) C# .NET Developer
17 29 (2.57%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (20.73%) HTML
2 231 (20.46%) CSS
3 225 (19.93%) AngularJS
4 206 (18.25%) .NET
5 198 (17.54%) React
6 135 (11.96%) Node.js
7 126 (11.16%) RESTful
8 102 (9.03%) HTML5
9 89 (7.88%) REST
10 82 (7.26%) Kafka
11 73 (6.47%) .NET Framework
12 72 (6.38%) Spring
13 69 (6.11%) Redux
14 66 (5.85%) ASP.NET
15 64 (5.67%) CSS3
15 64 (5.67%) jQuery
16 49 (4.34%) ASP.NET Web API
16 49 (4.34%) Ruby on Rails
17 47 (4.16%) Angular 2
18 45 (3.99%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 152 (13.46%) Greenfield Project
2 69 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (5.93%) User Experience
4 62 (5.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 42 (3.72%) Mobile App
6 39 (3.45%) Computer Science
7 33 (2.92%) Algorithms
8 27 (2.39%) Online Banking
9 22 (1.95%) Data Structures
9 22 (1.95%) Equities
10 21 (1.86%) Public Cloud
11 16 (1.42%) Hedge funds
12 15 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
13 13 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
14 11 (0.97%) Blog
14 11 (0.97%) Fixed Income
14 11 (0.97%) PKI
15 10 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
16 9 (0.80%) Cloud Native
17 8 (0.71%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 93 (8.24%) Linux
2 47 (4.16%) Apple iOS
2 47 (4.16%) Unix
3 44 (3.90%) Windows
4 38 (3.37%) Android
5 11 (0.97%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.27%) CentOS
6 3 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.18%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.18%) VMS
7 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.089%) MVS
8 1 (0.089%) NetWare
8 1 (0.089%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.089%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.089%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.089%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 534 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (20.11%) TDD
3 209 (18.51%) DevOps
4 175 (15.50%) Microservices
5 157 (13.91%) Scrum
6 121 (10.72%) Test Automation
7 120 (10.63%) Continuous Integration
8 119 (10.54%) BDD
9 105 (9.30%) Front End Development
10 70 (6.20%) Open Source
11 69 (6.11%) Software Engineering
12 66 (5.85%) Problem-Solving
13 64 (5.67%) SDLC
14 57 (5.05%) OO
14 57 (5.05%) Web Development
15 56 (4.96%) MVC
16 54 (4.78%) E-Commerce
16 54 (4.78%) Unit Testing
17 53 (4.69%) Analytics
18 51 (4.52%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 328 (29.05%) JavaScript
2 275 (24.36%) Java
3 207 (18.33%) C#
4 176 (15.59%) SQL
5 133 (11.78%) Python
6 74 (6.55%) Java 8
7 64 (5.67%) Ruby
8 53 (4.69%) Scala
9 49 (4.34%) ES6
10 45 (3.99%) T-SQL
11 40 (3.54%) TypeScript
12 34 (3.01%) Bash Shell
13 31 (2.75%) PHP
14 19 (1.68%) C++
15 18 (1.59%) Kotlin
16 17 (1.51%) Objective-C
16 17 (1.51%) PowerShell
17 15 (1.33%) ES7
18 12 (1.06%) Apple Swift
18 12 (1.06%) R
Qualifications
1 46 (4.07%) Degree
2 16 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (1.06%) AWS Certification
4 11 (0.97%) CISSP
5 10 (0.89%) CISA
6 8 (0.71%) Master's Degree
7 7 (0.62%) OSCP
8 6 (0.53%) CEH
8 6 (0.53%) CSSLP
8 6 (0.53%) GIAC
8 6 (0.53%) MBA
8 6 (0.53%) PMI Certification
8 6 (0.53%) SANS
9 5 (0.44%) CCNA
9 5 (0.44%) CFA
9 5 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.35%) CCNP
11 3 (0.27%) ISEB
11 3 (0.27%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.27%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.30%) QA
2 25 (2.21%) GDPR
3 14 (1.24%) PSD2
4 11 (0.97%) MiFID
5 9 (0.80%) PMO
6 7 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.53%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.35%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.27%) GCP
10 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.18%) SLA
11 1 (0.089%) AIFMD
11 1 (0.089%) COBIT
11 1 (0.089%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.089%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.089%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.089%) PMBOK
System Software
1 151 (13.37%) Docker
2 16 (1.42%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.80%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.27%) HDFS
5 3 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.18%) Firmware
6 2 (0.18%) vCloud
7 1 (0.089%) GridGain
7 1 (0.089%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.089%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 70 (6.20%) Ansible
2 51 (4.52%) Opscode Chef
3 47 (4.16%) Kubernetes
4 42 (3.72%) Terraform
5 31 (2.75%) Puppet
6 12 (1.06%) Marathon
7 11 (0.97%) Mesos
8 10 (0.89%) Oozie
8 10 (0.89%) PingFederate
9 7 (0.62%) Packer
9 7 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.53%) SCOM
11 4 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
11 4 (0.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 4 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.35%) WSUS
12 3 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
13 2 (0.18%) Consul
13 2 (0.18%) QRadar
13 2 (0.18%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 56 (4.96%) Microsoft
2 38 (3.37%) Google
3 26 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
4 23 (2.04%) Oracle
5 22 (1.95%) Atlassian
6 21 (1.86%) Capita
7 19 (1.68%) Bloomberg
8 18 (1.59%) Splunk
9 15 (1.33%) Cisco
10 14 (1.24%) Reuters
11 13 (1.15%) IBM
12 12 (1.06%) Apple
13 10 (0.89%) Adobe
14 9 (0.80%) AppDynamics
14 9 (0.80%) Cloudera
14 9 (0.80%) VMware
15 8 (0.71%) Tableau
15 8 (0.71%) WorldPay
16 7 (0.62%) Symantec
16 7 (0.62%) Yardi