Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 276 381 583
Rank change year-on-year +105 +202 +238
Contract jobs citing Fintech 938 587 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 0.62% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.81% 1.88% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 789 487 248
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +30.14%
10th Percentile £356 £325 £282
90th Percentile £630 £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 1 0 5
UK median hourly rate £20.00 - £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 33,386 31,158 35,273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.52% 32.69% 32.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,373 20,330 22,521
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £238
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £378
% change year-on-year +1.27% +4.64% +4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 950 1,099 1,425
UK median hourly rate £21.70 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.85% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.25 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.01 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.05% - +14.29%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +117 910 £500 - 927
London +51 806 £500 -4.76% 775
UK excluding London +44 126 £400 -3.61% 166
South East +20 52 £450 -10.00% 42
East of England -1 23 £363 +16.00% 28
North of England +21 16 £388 -6.63% 33
Scotland -21 15 £350 -26.32% 5
North West -4 14 £375 +1.35% 22
South West +14 10 £419 +4.69% 25
Wales 0 5 £325 -7.14% 5
Northern Ireland - 3 £460 - 5
Yorkshire +5 2 £456 +9.94% 7
Midlands -12 2 £275 -38.89% 23
West Midlands +8 1 - - 16
East Midlands -12 1 £275 -38.89% 7

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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.

1 452 (48.19%) Agile Software Development
2 400 (42.64%) Finance
3 302 (32.20%) JavaScript
4 229 (24.41%) Java
5 193 (20.58%) .NET
6 185 (19.72%) HTML
6 185 (19.72%) CSS
7 182 (19.40%) TDD
8 180 (19.19%) C#
9 171 (18.23%) Banking
10 163 (17.38%) AngularJS
11 161 (17.16%) Amazon AWS
12 155 (16.52%) React
13 154 (16.42%) DevOps
14 137 (14.61%) Microservices
15 135 (14.39%) Continuous Integration
16 134 (14.29%) SQL
17 129 (13.75%) Docker
18 123 (13.11%) RESTful
18 123 (13.11%) Scrum
19 121 (12.90%) Python
20 120 (12.79%) Git (software)
21 115 (12.26%) Node.js
22 112 (11.94%) BDD
23 109 (11.62%) Greenfield Project
24 106 (11.30%) Front End Development
25 105 (11.19%) SQL Server
26 99 (10.55%) Microsoft Azure
27 97 (10.34%) Test Automation
28 84 (8.96%) 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 34 (3.62%) Elasticsearch
2 31 (3.30%) Apache Spark
3 19 (2.03%) WordPress
4 14 (1.49%) Confluence
5 13 (1.39%) CMS
5 13 (1.39%) Ethereum
5 13 (1.39%) Tomcat
6 10 (1.07%) Drupal
6 10 (1.07%) Hyperledger
7 8 (0.85%) IIS
8 7 (0.75%) Apache Pig
8 7 (0.75%) nginx
9 6 (0.64%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.53%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.43%) Apache
11 4 (0.43%) JBoss
11 4 (0.43%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.32%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (1.92%) Photoshop
2 12 (1.28%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (0.32%) InVision
7 3 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.85%) R3 Corda
3 5 (0.53%) Distributed Ledger
3 5 (0.53%) Magento
4 2 (0.21%) OpenCart
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.21%) Tercero
5 1 (0.11%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.11%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 161 (17.16%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (10.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (2.77%) GitHub
4 21 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
4 21 (2.24%) SaaS
4 21 (2.24%) Serverless
5 20 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
6 15 (1.60%) Amazon S3
7 14 (1.49%) PaaS
8 13 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 13 (1.39%) Google Analytics
8 13 (1.39%) Route 53
8 13 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 11 (1.17%) Google Play
10 8 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 8 (0.85%) CloudFront
11 7 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
12 6 (0.64%) Force.com
12 6 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.64%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.60%) Internet
2 13 (1.39%) HTTP
3 11 (1.17%) Network Security
4 6 (0.64%) Firewall
5 4 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (0.32%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.32%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.21%) Cisco ICM
7 2 (0.21%) DNS
7 2 (0.21%) Multicast
7 2 (0.21%) SAN
7 2 (0.21%) SMS
7 2 (0.21%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.11%) NGN
8 1 (0.11%) OpenVPN
8 1 (0.11%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.11%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (11.19%) SQL Server
2 76 (8.10%) NoSQL
3 74 (7.89%) MongoDB
4 66 (7.04%) PostgreSQL
5 55 (5.86%) MySQL
6 45 (4.80%) Big Data
7 41 (4.37%) Blockchain
8 39 (4.16%) Apache Cassandra
8 39 (4.16%) Relational Database
9 34 (3.62%) Redis
10 31 (3.30%) Hadoop
11 29 (3.09%) SQL Server 2016
12 28 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
13 26 (2.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 18 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
15 14 (1.49%) Apache Hive
15 14 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
15 14 (1.49%) JanusGraph
15 14 (1.49%) Neo4j
16 13 (1.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 120 (12.79%) Git (software)
2 84 (8.96%) Jenkins
3 47 (5.01%) JIRA
3 47 (5.01%) TeamCity
4 45 (4.80%) Maven
5 44 (4.69%) Selenium
6 37 (3.94%) Visual Studio
7 31 (3.30%) Cucumber
8 30 (3.20%) Octopus Deploy
9 24 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 23 (2.45%) Gradle
11 22 (2.35%) Jasmine
12 20 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
13 17 (1.81%) FitNesse
13 17 (1.81%) NUnit
14 14 (1.49%) gulp
15 13 (1.39%) SonarQube
16 12 (1.28%) Mocha
16 12 (1.28%) webpack
17 10 (1.07%) WebDriver
General
1 400 (42.64%) Finance
2 171 (18.23%) Banking
3 44 (4.69%) Marketing
4 33 (3.52%) Front Office
5 25 (2.67%) Telecoms
6 21 (2.24%) Retail
7 20 (2.13%) Financial Institution
8 18 (1.92%) Electronics
8 18 (1.92%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.49%) Publishing
10 12 (1.28%) Investment Banking
11 10 (1.07%) Back Office
12 9 (0.96%) Games
12 9 (0.96%) Law
12 9 (0.96%) Legal
13 8 (0.85%) Billing
14 7 (0.75%) Advertising
14 7 (0.75%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.32%) Retail Finance
16 2 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 520 (55.44%) Developer
2 90 (9.59%) C# Developer
3 87 (9.28%) Java Developer
3 87 (9.28%) JavaScript Developer
4 81 (8.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 78 (8.32%) .NET Developer
6 70 (7.46%) DevOps Engineer
7 67 (7.14%) Analyst
8 62 (6.61%) Angular Developer
8 62 (6.61%) Full Stack Developer
9 57 (6.08%) Senior Developer
10 56 (5.97%) React Developer
11 44 (4.69%) Architect
12 39 (4.16%) C# .NET Developer
13 36 (3.84%) Business Analyst
14 30 (3.20%) AWS Engineer
14 30 (3.20%) Node.js Developer
14 30 (3.20%) Python Developer
15 29 (3.09%) ASP.NET Developer
15 29 (3.09%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (20.58%) .NET
2 185 (19.72%) CSS
2 185 (19.72%) HTML
3 163 (17.38%) AngularJS
4 155 (16.52%) React
5 123 (13.11%) RESTful
6 115 (12.26%) Node.js
7 84 (8.96%) HTML5
8 76 (8.10%) ASP.NET
9 73 (7.78%) REST
10 69 (7.36%) jQuery
10 69 (7.36%) Spring
11 66 (7.04%) CSS3
12 62 (6.61%) Redux
13 61 (6.50%) .NET Framework
14 51 (5.44%) Spring Boot
15 50 (5.33%) Kafka
16 48 (5.12%) Web Services
17 47 (5.01%) ASP.NET MVC
18 46 (4.90%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 109 (11.62%) Greenfield Project
2 62 (6.61%) User Experience
3 58 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (4.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 39 (4.16%) Mobile App
6 38 (4.05%) Computer Science
7 20 (2.13%) Algorithms
8 17 (1.81%) Derivative
8 17 (1.81%) Social Media
9 15 (1.60%) Online Banking
10 14 (1.49%) Hedge funds
11 13 (1.39%) Market Risk
12 12 (1.28%) Fixed Income
13 11 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (1.07%) Blog
14 10 (1.07%) Management Information System
15 8 (0.85%) Clustering
15 8 (0.85%) Data Structures
16 7 (0.75%) Credit Risk
16 7 (0.75%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 83 (8.85%) Linux
2 42 (4.48%) Windows
3 30 (3.20%) Apple iOS
4 29 (3.09%) Unix
5 23 (2.45%) Android
6 15 (1.60%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.75%) CoreOS
8 6 (0.64%) CentOS
8 6 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.21%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 452 (48.19%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (19.40%) TDD
3 154 (16.42%) DevOps
4 137 (14.61%) Microservices
5 135 (14.39%) Continuous Integration
6 123 (13.11%) Scrum
7 112 (11.94%) BDD
8 106 (11.30%) Front End Development
9 97 (10.34%) Test Automation
10 77 (8.21%) MVC
11 65 (6.93%) Unit Testing
12 61 (6.50%) Open Source
13 60 (6.40%) Software Engineering
14 59 (6.29%) OO
15 53 (5.65%) SDLC
16 52 (5.54%) E-Commerce
17 45 (4.80%) Web Development
18 42 (4.48%) CQRS
19 38 (4.05%) Risk Management
20 37 (3.94%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 302 (32.20%) JavaScript
2 229 (24.41%) Java
3 180 (19.19%) C#
4 134 (14.29%) SQL
5 121 (12.90%) Python
6 46 (4.90%) Scala
7 37 (3.94%) Ruby
8 36 (3.84%) ES6
8 36 (3.84%) TypeScript
9 30 (3.20%) T-SQL
10 29 (3.09%) PHP
11 25 (2.67%) C++
12 24 (2.56%) Bash Shell
13 23 (2.45%) PowerShell
14 22 (2.35%) Objective-C
15 16 (1.71%) R
16 15 (1.60%) Go
17 13 (1.39%) GraphQL
18 12 (1.28%) Perl
19 11 (1.17%) C
Qualifications
1 45 (4.80%) Degree
2 19 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (0.64%) Master's Degree
4 5 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (0.53%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.32%) CFA
5 3 (0.32%) MBA
5 3 (0.32%) MCSE
5 3 (0.32%) PMP
6 2 (0.21%) CISM
6 2 (0.21%) CISSP
6 2 (0.21%) PhD
7 1 (0.11%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.11%) GIAC
7 1 (0.11%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.11%) MCITP
7 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.11%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.11%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.05%) QA
2 14 (1.49%) GDPR
3 13 (1.39%) MiFID
4 10 (1.07%) PSD2
5 4 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.32%) GCP
6 3 (0.32%) PMO
6 3 (0.32%) WCAG
7 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.21%) EMIR
7 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 129 (13.75%) Docker
2 12 (1.28%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.43%) vCloud
4 3 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.21%) Firmware
5 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.11%) HDFS
6 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 59 (6.29%) Kubernetes
2 58 (6.18%) Ansible
3 44 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
4 42 (4.48%) Terraform
5 30 (3.20%) Puppet
6 6 (0.64%) Packer
7 5 (0.53%) Hadoop YARN
7 5 (0.53%) ITRS Geneos
7 5 (0.53%) SCOM
8 4 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (0.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (0.43%) Mesos
8 4 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.43%) WSUS
9 3 (0.32%) Marathon
10 2 (0.21%) Cisco UCCE
10 2 (0.21%) Consul
10 2 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.21%) Nagios
10 2 (0.21%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (4.48%) Microsoft
2 32 (3.41%) Google
3 22 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
4 21 (2.24%) SAP
5 18 (1.92%) Adobe
5 18 (1.92%) Oracle
6 14 (1.49%) Apple
7 12 (1.28%) Atlassian
8 11 (1.17%) IBM
8 11 (1.17%) Tableau
9 9 (0.96%) AppDynamics
9 9 (0.96%) Cisco
9 9 (0.96%) Cloudera
9 9 (0.96%) Splunk
10 7 (0.75%) VMware
10 7 (0.75%) WorldPay
10 7 (0.75%) Yardi
11 5 (0.53%) Bloomberg
11 5 (0.53%) Sybase
12 4 (0.43%) Symantec