Period
to 24 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Fintech skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Fintech over the 6 months to 24 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 155 212 298
Rank change year-on-year +57 +86 +249
Contract jobs citing Fintech 1,622 1,327 752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.78% 1.32% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 1.53% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,456 1,070 627
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £403 £363 £363
90th Percentile £700 £650 £655
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 0
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.31% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 -

Fintech is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 79,050 86,805 78,400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.98% 86.58% 85.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,957 57,236 51,265
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,190 2,354 2,104
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £21.51 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.21% -13.95% -
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.48
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -20.00% -7.41%

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Fintech over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Fintech in the UK

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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 24 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Fintech in the UK

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Top 16 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 24 June 2019. 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 +65 1,590 £550 +7.32% 813
London +41 1,428 £550 +4.76% 635
UK excluding London +40 189 £450 +5.88% 215
North of England +58 66 £450 +16.13% 51
South East +26 60 £470 +8.99% 57
North West +44 51 £450 +20.00% 36
South West -7 21 £363 -34.09% 32
Scotland +2 16 £450 +10.77% 21
Yorkshire +25 14 £450 +5.88% 11
Midlands +21 8 £550 +37.50% 23
Wales +2 8 £458 +1.67% 13
East of England -3 6 £550 +37.50% 15
East Midlands +21 5 £600 - 12
Northern Ireland +5 4 £400 -12.09% 3
West Midlands +6 3 £363 -9.38% 11
North East - 1 £700 - 4

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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.

1 745 (45.93%) Agile Software Development
2 554 (34.16%) Finance
3 433 (26.70%) JavaScript
4 426 (26.26%) Java
5 347 (21.39%) Amazon AWS
6 310 (19.11%) Banking
7 308 (18.99%) DevOps
8 301 (18.56%) Docker
9 295 (18.19%) React
10 288 (17.76%) TDD
11 278 (17.14%) Python
12 275 (16.95%) Microservices
13 263 (16.21%) SQL
14 252 (15.54%) C#
15 246 (15.17%) Greenfield Project
16 228 (14.06%) .NET
17 223 (13.75%) Microsoft Azure
18 211 (13.01%) Kubernetes
19 209 (12.89%) HTML
20 198 (12.21%) AngularJS
21 178 (10.97%) Node.js
22 160 (9.86%) Scrum
23 159 (9.80%) Software Engineering
24 158 (9.74%) Git (software)
25 155 (9.56%) CSS
26 147 (9.06%) NoSQL
27 141 (8.69%) Linux
28 140 (8.63%) Spring
29 126 (7.77%) Redux
30 122 (7.52%) REST

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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 66 (4.07%) Confluence
2 58 (3.58%) Apache Spark
3 25 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
4 22 (1.36%) CMS
5 21 (1.29%) Apache
6 18 (1.11%) Ethereum
7 17 (1.05%) Hyperledger
8 13 (0.80%) Tomcat
9 11 (0.68%) nginx
10 10 (0.62%) IIS
11 9 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
12 8 (0.49%) GeoServer
13 7 (0.43%) EPiServer
13 7 (0.43%) Umbraco
13 7 (0.43%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.37%) MS Exchange
14 6 (0.37%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.31%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.31%) NServiceBus
15 5 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 19 (1.17%) Sketch
2 17 (1.05%) InVision
3 12 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (0.43%) Marvel
6 6 (0.37%) Adobe XD
7 5 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.25%) Zeplin
9 3 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.12%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.062%) Figma
11 1 (0.062%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (1.97%) Distributed Ledger
2 16 (0.99%) R3 Corda
3 6 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.25%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.12%) Magento
5 2 (0.12%) MultiChain
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.12%) Quorum
5 2 (0.12%) Ripple
6 1 (0.062%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.062%) Social Studio
6 1 (0.062%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 347 (21.39%) Amazon AWS
2 223 (13.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 100 (6.17%) Serverless
4 81 (4.99%) Google Cloud Platform
5 76 (4.69%) AWS Lambda
6 41 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
7 36 (2.22%) Amazon S3
8 31 (1.91%) Amazon ECS
9 29 (1.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 28 (1.73%) Route 53
11 27 (1.66%) SaaS
12 26 (1.60%) GitHub
12 26 (1.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 22 (1.36%) CloudFront
14 20 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
15 17 (1.05%) Amazon Kinesis
15 17 (1.05%) Office 365
16 15 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
17 13 (0.80%) Power Platform
18 10 (0.62%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.23%) HTTP
2 16 (0.99%) Firewall
3 13 (0.80%) IPFS
4 12 (0.74%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
5 11 (0.68%) VPN
6 10 (0.62%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.49%) AMQP
7 8 (0.49%) DNS
8 7 (0.43%) Internet
9 5 (0.31%) WAN
10 4 (0.25%) Skype
11 3 (0.18%) BGP
11 3 (0.18%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (0.18%) MPLS
11 3 (0.18%) Multicast
11 3 (0.18%) OSPF
11 3 (0.18%) PCoIP
11 3 (0.18%) VLAN
12 2 (0.12%) IGMP
12 2 (0.12%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (9.06%) NoSQL
2 97 (5.98%) SQL Server
3 88 (5.43%) Big Data
4 70 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
5 54 (3.33%) MySQL
6 48 (2.96%) Blockchain
7 47 (2.90%) MongoDB
8 43 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
9 40 (2.47%) Redis
10 38 (2.34%) Hadoop
11 37 (2.28%) Amazon RDS
12 35 (2.16%) Azure SQL Database
13 33 (2.03%) Relational Database
14 31 (1.91%) Data Lake
15 27 (1.66%) Cosmos DB
16 18 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
17 17 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 13 (0.80%) Power BI
19 12 (0.74%) RDBMS
20 11 (0.68%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 158 (9.74%) Git (software)
2 120 (7.40%) Jenkins
3 103 (6.35%) JIRA
4 47 (2.90%) TeamCity
5 40 (2.47%) Selenium
6 28 (1.73%) Grunt
7 27 (1.66%) Octopus Deploy
7 27 (1.66%) Subversion
8 22 (1.36%) gulp
9 21 (1.29%) Jasmine
10 19 (1.17%) SpecFlow
11 16 (0.99%) GitLab
11 16 (0.99%) webpack
12 13 (0.80%) WebDriver
13 12 (0.74%) Maven
14 11 (0.68%) Visual Studio
15 10 (0.62%) JUnit
15 10 (0.62%) Mocha
15 10 (0.62%) NUnit
15 10 (0.62%) WebObjects
General
1 554 (34.16%) Finance
2 310 (19.11%) Banking
3 56 (3.45%) Front Office
4 32 (1.97%) Legal
5 31 (1.91%) Investment Banking
6 30 (1.85%) Games
7 23 (1.42%) Marketing
7 23 (1.42%) Retail
8 22 (1.36%) Back Office
9 19 (1.17%) Financial Institution
9 19 (1.17%) Private Banking
10 14 (0.86%) Retail Banking
11 13 (0.80%) Law
12 9 (0.55%) Telecoms
13 7 (0.43%) Advertising
14 4 (0.25%) Publishing
15 3 (0.18%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.12%) Electronics
17 1 (0.062%) Italian Language
17 1 (0.062%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 792 (48.83%) Developer
2 218 (13.44%) React Developer
3 210 (12.95%) Java Developer
4 144 (8.88%) Full Stack Developer
5 136 (8.38%) DevOps Engineer
6 125 (7.71%) Analyst
7 109 (6.72%) Senior Developer
8 99 (6.10%) Java Developer - Fintech
9 97 (5.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 87 (5.36%) .NET Developer
11 81 (4.99%) Business Analyst
11 81 (4.99%) C# Developer
12 76 (4.69%) AWS Engineer
13 73 (4.50%) JavaScript Developer
14 61 (3.76%) Python Developer
15 58 (3.58%) DevOps Engineer - Fintech
16 57 (3.51%) Architect
17 45 (2.77%) Data Engineer
18 41 (2.53%) AWS DevOps
19 38 (2.34%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 295 (18.19%) React
2 228 (14.06%) .NET
3 209 (12.89%) HTML
4 198 (12.21%) AngularJS
5 178 (10.97%) Node.js
6 155 (9.56%) CSS
7 140 (8.63%) Spring
8 126 (7.77%) Redux
9 122 (7.52%) REST
10 108 (6.66%) Kafka
11 102 (6.29%) HTML5
12 84 (5.18%) .NET Core
13 78 (4.81%) ASP.NET
14 75 (4.62%) React Native
15 73 (4.50%) RESTful
16 69 (4.25%) Spring Boot
17 61 (3.76%) WebSockets
18 54 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
19 53 (3.27%) Web Services
20 48 (2.96%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 246 (15.17%) Greenfield Project
2 119 (7.34%) User Experience
3 78 (4.81%) Mobile App
4 62 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (2.71%) Cloud Native
6 38 (2.34%) Algorithms
7 33 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
8 30 (1.85%) Mobile Banking
9 27 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 20 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
12 19 (1.17%) Analytical Mindset
12 19 (1.17%) Public Cloud
13 18 (1.11%) Data Structures
14 17 (1.05%) PKI
15 16 (0.99%) Bitcoin
16 12 (0.74%) Credit Risk
17 11 (0.68%) Hedge funds
18 10 (0.62%) Social Media
19 9 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 141 (8.69%) Linux
2 97 (5.98%) Windows
3 55 (3.39%) Android
3 55 (3.39%) Unix
4 53 (3.27%) Apple iOS
5 24 (1.48%) Mac OS
6 16 (0.99%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.68%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.49%) CentOS
8 8 (0.49%) Fedora
9 7 (0.43%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.12%) HPUX
11 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 745 (45.93%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (18.99%) DevOps
3 288 (17.76%) TDD
4 275 (16.95%) Microservices
5 160 (9.86%) Scrum
6 159 (9.80%) Software Engineering
7 116 (7.15%) BDD
8 111 (6.84%) Front End Development
9 104 (6.41%) MVC
10 98 (6.04%) Analytics
11 95 (5.86%) OO
12 88 (5.43%) Continuous Integration
13 86 (5.30%) SDLC
14 85 (5.24%) Test Automation
15 73 (4.50%) Problem-Solving
16 71 (4.38%) Kanban
17 67 (4.13%) Open Source
18 65 (4.01%) Continuous Delivery
19 62 (3.82%) Investment Management
20 59 (3.64%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 433 (26.70%) JavaScript
2 426 (26.26%) Java
3 278 (17.14%) Python
4 263 (16.21%) SQL
5 252 (15.54%) C#
6 105 (6.47%) TypeScript
7 100 (6.17%) Java 8
8 82 (5.06%) ES6
9 76 (4.69%) Bash Shell
10 67 (4.13%) Scala
11 60 (3.70%) Ruby
12 49 (3.02%) PHP
13 41 (2.53%) Go
14 36 (2.22%) T-SQL
15 32 (1.97%) Kotlin
16 26 (1.60%) R
17 25 (1.54%) PowerShell
18 24 (1.48%) C++
19 22 (1.36%) Apple Swift
20 16 (0.99%) ES7
Qualifications
1 74 (4.56%) Degree
2 26 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (0.99%) AWS Certification
4 13 (0.80%) Master's Degree
5 10 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
6 8 (0.49%) CISSP
7 7 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.43%) CISM
7 7 (0.43%) PhD
8 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.31%) SANS
9 5 (0.31%) Security Cleared
10 4 (0.25%) CCNP
10 4 (0.25%) MCSA
10 4 (0.25%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.18%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.18%) CISA
11 3 (0.18%) MCSE
12 2 (0.12%) CCIE
12 2 (0.12%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (4.81%) QA
2 26 (1.60%) PSD2
3 22 (1.36%) PMO
4 11 (0.68%) GDPR
5 9 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.37%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.31%) SEPA
7 5 (0.31%) SLA
8 4 (0.25%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.18%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.12%) COREP
10 2 (0.12%) IFRS
10 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.12%) MiFID
10 2 (0.12%) NIST
10 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.12%) WCAG
11 1 (0.062%) COBIT
11 1 (0.062%) FINREP
11 1 (0.062%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 301 (18.56%) Docker
2 19 (1.17%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.18%) HDFS
6 1 (0.062%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.062%) LXC
6 1 (0.062%) NFS
6 1 (0.062%) PowerDNS
6 1 (0.062%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.062%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.062%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.062%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.062%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.062%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.062%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 211 (13.01%) Kubernetes
2 109 (6.72%) Ansible
3 97 (5.98%) Terraform
4 37 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
5 35 (2.16%) Puppet
6 10 (0.62%) Grafana
6 10 (0.62%) linkerd
7 9 (0.55%) Istio
7 9 (0.55%) Kibana
7 9 (0.55%) Packer
8 8 (0.49%) SCCM
9 6 (0.37%) Consul
9 6 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
9 6 (0.37%) Jamf Pro
10 5 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
10 5 (0.31%) logstash
11 4 (0.25%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.25%) Oozie
11 4 (0.25%) Prometheus
12 3 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 67 (4.13%) Microsoft
2 64 (3.95%) Google
3 47 (2.90%) Atlassian
4 24 (1.48%) Oracle
5 18 (1.11%) VMware
6 16 (0.99%) Adobe
7 15 (0.92%) IBM
8 14 (0.86%) Tableau
9 12 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (0.68%) Splunk
11 10 (0.62%) Cisco
11 10 (0.62%) Red Hat
12 9 (0.55%) Apple
13 8 (0.49%) Ping Identity
14 7 (0.43%) Sybase
15 6 (0.37%) Sitecore
16 5 (0.31%) Black Duck
17 4 (0.25%) Arista
17 4 (0.25%) Citrix
17 4 (0.25%) New Relic