Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 273 449 646
Rank change year-on-year +176 +197 +206
Contract jobs citing Fintech 940 509 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 0.49% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.73% 1.48% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 408 193
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +31.03%
10th Percentile £363 £317 £270
90th Percentile £638 £650 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £445 £281
% change year-on-year -4.49% +58.22% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
UK median hourly rate - £52.50 £75.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.00% -
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 34387 34442 37167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.63% 33.11% 32.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 22828 22601 23638
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £616
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1184 1467
UK median hourly rate £20.94 £20.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +6.41% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

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 November 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 14 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 November 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 +169 919 £500 - 457
London +106 839 £500 - 371
UK excluding London +56 96 £425 -4.49% 93
South East +28 44 £450 +2.27% 37
Scotland -6 16 £350 -26.32% 4
North of England +45 14 £413 - 13
North West +19 12 £388 +4.73% 10
East of England -8 10 £363 +16.00% 21
South West +16 8 £419 -37.96% 9
Wales +12 2 £450 +46.34% 5
Yorkshire +9 2 £456 +9.94% 2
Midlands +6 2 £325 -31.58% 4
West Midlands +21 1 £375 -44.44% 1
East Midlands -9 1 £275 -38.89% 3

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 467 (49.68%) Finance
2 408 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
3 269 (28.62%) JavaScript
4 232 (24.68%) Java
5 209 (22.23%) Banking
6 172 (18.30%) TDD
7 159 (16.91%) CSS
8 154 (16.38%) HTML
9 151 (16.06%) .NET
10 145 (15.43%) C#
11 144 (15.32%) AngularJS
12 143 (15.21%) Scrum
13 142 (15.11%) Amazon AWS
14 134 (14.26%) SQL
15 130 (13.83%) React
16 124 (13.19%) Docker
16 124 (13.19%) DevOps
17 123 (13.09%) Microservices
18 121 (12.87%) Python
19 112 (11.91%) Git (software)
20 111 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
21 106 (11.28%) RESTful
21 106 (11.28%) Node.js
22 105 (11.17%) BDD
23 101 (10.74%) Greenfield Project
24 94 (10.00%) Linux
24 94 (10.00%) Front End Development
25 89 (9.47%) Test Automation
25 89 (9.47%) SQL Server
26 87 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure

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 36 (3.83%) Apache Spark
2 25 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (1.38%) CMS
3 13 (1.38%) IIS
4 12 (1.28%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.17%) Apache Pig
5 11 (1.17%) Ethereum
6 9 (0.96%) Confluence
6 9 (0.96%) Hyperledger
6 9 (0.96%) WordPress
7 8 (0.85%) Apache Solr
8 6 (0.64%) Apache
9 5 (0.53%) nginx
10 4 (0.43%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.32%) Drupal
11 3 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.32%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.32%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.11%) uWSGI
Applications
1 12 (1.28%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 6 (0.64%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.21%) InVision
7 1 (0.11%) InDesign
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.96%) R3 Corda
3 2 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.21%) Tercero
4 1 (0.11%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.11%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 142 (15.11%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (1.91%) GitHub
4 18 (1.91%) SaaS
5 16 (1.70%) Serverless
6 14 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
6 14 (1.49%) PaaS
7 12 (1.28%) Amazon S3
8 10 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (1.06%) Google Play
9 8 (0.85%) Google Analytics
9 8 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (0.85%) Route 53
10 6 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 6 (0.64%) CloudFront
10 6 (0.64%) Force.com
10 6 (0.64%) npm
10 6 (0.64%) Office 365
10 6 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.60%) Internet
2 14 (1.49%) HTTP
3 11 (1.17%) Network Security
4 10 (1.06%) Firewall
5 7 (0.74%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.53%) DNS
7 4 (0.43%) DHCP
7 4 (0.43%) VLAN
8 3 (0.32%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.32%) SAN
8 3 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.21%) Multicast
10 1 (0.11%) ATM
10 1 (0.11%) BGP
10 1 (0.11%) FTP
10 1 (0.11%) HSRP
10 1 (0.11%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.11%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.11%) SMTP
10 1 (0.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 77 (8.19%) NoSQL
3 64 (6.81%) MongoDB
4 59 (6.28%) PostgreSQL
5 55 (5.85%) Big Data
6 50 (5.32%) Blockchain
7 45 (4.79%) Apache Cassandra
8 43 (4.57%) Relational Database
9 40 (4.26%) MySQL
10 35 (3.72%) Hadoop
11 25 (2.66%) Redis
12 24 (2.55%) SQL Server 2016
13 22 (2.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 21 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
15 19 (2.02%) Apache Hive
16 13 (1.38%) RDBMS
17 12 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
17 12 (1.28%) Neo4j
17 12 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
18 9 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 112 (11.91%) Git (software)
2 75 (7.98%) Jenkins
3 42 (4.47%) JIRA
4 41 (4.36%) Selenium
5 39 (4.15%) Maven
6 38 (4.04%) TeamCity
7 30 (3.19%) Visual Studio
8 27 (2.87%) Cucumber
8 27 (2.87%) Octopus Deploy
9 24 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 21 (2.23%) Gradle
10 21 (2.23%) Jasmine
11 18 (1.91%) Grunt
11 18 (1.91%) Visual Studio Team System
12 15 (1.60%) NUnit
13 13 (1.38%) gulp
13 13 (1.38%) SonarQube
14 12 (1.28%) Mocha
14 12 (1.28%) webpack
15 11 (1.17%) Xcode
General
1 467 (49.68%) Finance
2 209 (22.23%) Banking
3 54 (5.74%) Front Office
4 44 (4.68%) Marketing
5 28 (2.98%) Financial Institution
5 28 (2.98%) Investment Banking
5 28 (2.98%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.02%) Electronics
6 19 (2.02%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.91%) Retail
8 14 (1.49%) Publishing
9 12 (1.28%) Games
10 11 (1.17%) Billing
11 10 (1.06%) Back Office
12 8 (0.85%) Law
13 7 (0.74%) Advertising
13 7 (0.74%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.43%) Legal
15 2 (0.21%) French Language
15 2 (0.21%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 496 (52.77%) Developer
2 95 (10.11%) Java Developer
3 80 (8.51%) JavaScript Developer
4 74 (7.87%) Analyst
5 73 (7.77%) C# Developer
6 66 (7.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 60 (6.38%) Angular Developer
8 59 (6.28%) .NET Developer
9 57 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
9 57 (6.06%) Full Stack Developer
10 55 (5.85%) Business Analyst
11 50 (5.32%) Architect
12 45 (4.79%) Senior Developer
13 36 (3.83%) Project Manager
14 33 (3.51%) C# .NET Developer
15 28 (2.98%) Node.js Developer
15 28 (2.98%) Python Developer
16 24 (2.55%) AWS Engineer
16 24 (2.55%) UI Developer
17 23 (2.45%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (16.91%) CSS
2 154 (16.38%) HTML
3 151 (16.06%) .NET
4 144 (15.32%) AngularJS
5 130 (13.83%) React
6 106 (11.28%) Node.js
6 106 (11.28%) RESTful
7 84 (8.94%) HTML5
8 73 (7.77%) Spring
9 63 (6.70%) jQuery
10 61 (6.49%) ASP.NET
10 61 (6.49%) CSS3
10 61 (6.49%) REST
11 59 (6.28%) Redux
12 54 (5.74%) Kafka
13 50 (5.32%) Web Services
14 47 (5.00%) Spring Boot
15 38 (4.04%) Sass
16 36 (3.83%) WCF
17 34 (3.62%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 101 (10.74%) Greenfield Project
2 67 (7.13%) User Experience
3 52 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (5.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 36 (3.83%) Mobile App
6 33 (3.51%) Computer Science
7 32 (3.40%) Derivative
8 18 (1.91%) Fixed Income
9 17 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (1.81%) Equities
9 17 (1.81%) Market Risk
10 15 (1.60%) Algorithms
11 12 (1.28%) Hedge funds
12 11 (1.17%) OTC Derivatives
13 10 (1.06%) Social Media
14 9 (0.96%) Clustering
14 9 (0.96%) Management Information System
14 9 (0.96%) NHS
15 8 (0.85%) iPhone
15 8 (0.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 94 (10.00%) Linux
2 45 (4.79%) Windows
3 43 (4.57%) Apple iOS
4 36 (3.83%) Unix
5 34 (3.62%) Android
6 18 (1.91%) Windows Server
7 10 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.96%) CentOS
9 7 (0.74%) CoreOS
10 6 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.11%) VMS
13 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (18.30%) TDD
3 143 (15.21%) Scrum
4 124 (13.19%) DevOps
5 123 (13.09%) Microservices
6 111 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
7 105 (11.17%) BDD
8 94 (10.00%) Front End Development
9 89 (9.47%) Test Automation
10 67 (7.13%) MVC
11 62 (6.60%) Software Engineering
12 56 (5.96%) OO
13 54 (5.74%) SDLC
14 52 (5.53%) Change Management
15 51 (5.43%) Web Development
16 49 (5.21%) Unit Testing
17 44 (4.68%) Open Source
18 43 (4.57%) Low Latency
19 41 (4.36%) E-Commerce
19 41 (4.36%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 269 (28.62%) JavaScript
2 232 (24.68%) Java
3 145 (15.43%) C#
4 134 (14.26%) SQL
5 121 (12.87%) Python
6 51 (5.43%) Scala
7 40 (4.26%) C++
8 39 (4.15%) ES6
9 32 (3.40%) TypeScript
10 29 (3.09%) PowerShell
11 28 (2.98%) Objective-C
11 28 (2.98%) Ruby
12 25 (2.66%) T-SQL
13 23 (2.45%) Bash Shell
14 20 (2.13%) R
15 19 (2.02%) PHP
16 17 (1.81%) Go
17 16 (1.70%) Apple Swift
17 16 (1.70%) GraphQL
18 15 (1.60%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (3.83%) Degree
2 22 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (0.64%) Master's Degree
4 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (0.32%) MCSE
6 2 (0.21%) CISM
6 2 (0.21%) CISSP
6 2 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.11%) GIAC
7 1 (0.11%) MCSA
7 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (4.89%) QA
2 44 (4.68%) MiFID
3 10 (1.06%) PSD2
4 8 (0.85%) GDPR
5 4 (0.43%) EMIR
6 3 (0.32%) GCP
6 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.32%) WCAG
7 2 (0.21%) SLA
8 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.11%) PMO
8 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 124 (13.19%) Docker
2 19 (2.02%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.43%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.43%) vCloud
4 3 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.21%) Firmware
6 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 65 (6.91%) Kubernetes
2 42 (4.47%) Ansible
3 34 (3.62%) Terraform
4 32 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (2.45%) Puppet
6 9 (0.96%) Hadoop YARN
7 5 (0.53%) ITRS Geneos
7 5 (0.53%) Nagios
7 5 (0.53%) SCOM
8 4 (0.43%) WSUS
9 3 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.32%) Mesos
9 3 (0.32%) Packer
9 3 (0.32%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.32%) SCCM
10 2 (0.21%) Grafana
10 2 (0.21%) Kibana
10 2 (0.21%) linkerd
10 2 (0.21%) logstash
10 2 (0.21%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 48 (5.11%) Microsoft
2 32 (3.40%) Google
3 30 (3.19%) Salesforce.com
4 24 (2.55%) Oracle
5 22 (2.34%) SAP
6 19 (2.02%) Adobe
7 17 (1.81%) Apple
8 11 (1.17%) Splunk
9 10 (1.06%) Atlassian
9 10 (1.06%) Sybase
9 10 (1.06%) Tableau
10 9 (0.96%) AppDynamics
10 9 (0.96%) Cloudera
11 8 (0.85%) IBM
12 7 (0.74%) Murex
13 6 (0.64%) Xamarin
13 6 (0.64%) Yardi
14 5 (0.53%) VMware
15 4 (0.43%) Hyperion
16 3 (0.32%) Juniper