Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 327 526
Rank change year-on-year +125 +199 +252
Contract jobs citing Fintech 1,431 738 417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.38% 0.77% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.08% 2.25% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,161 619 304
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £361 £313
90th Percentile £656 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £425
% change year-on-year +9.68% -8.82% -17.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 6
UK median hourly rate £65.00 - £100.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - £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 35,065 32,743 37,489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.80% 34.23% 34.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,801 21,257 24,578
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £251
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,089 1,121 1,239
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -2.38% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.79 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +13.16% -9.52% +20.00%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +119 1,354 £525 - 727
London +64 1,233 £525 - 553
UK excluding London +102 187 £425 +9.68% 212
South East +20 64 £438 +2.94% 38
Scotland +2 44 £413 +37.50% 19
North of England -4 25 £388 -13.89% 58
North West -11 21 £375 +7.14% 38
Wales -3 14 £450 +20.00% 10
South West +14 12 £450 - 32
Midlands +3 10 £400 +3.23% 28
Northern Ireland - 10 £455 - 9
East of England +17 8 £413 -26.67% 18
West Midlands -20 7 £400 +3.23% 17
Yorkshire -15 4 £425 -5.56% 19
East Midlands - 3 - - 11

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 630 (44.03%) Agile Software Development
2 546 (38.16%) Finance
3 395 (27.60%) JavaScript
4 353 (24.67%) Java
5 294 (20.55%) Banking
6 293 (20.48%) TDD
7 268 (18.73%) Amazon AWS
8 266 (18.59%) Microservices
9 264 (18.45%) C#
10 263 (18.38%) HTML
11 257 (17.96%) CSS
12 251 (17.54%) AngularJS
13 240 (16.77%) .NET
14 227 (15.86%) Git (software)
15 225 (15.72%) React
16 219 (15.30%) SQL
17 209 (14.61%) Docker
18 208 (14.54%) DevOps
19 203 (14.19%) Greenfield Project
20 186 (13.00%) Microsoft Azure
21 181 (12.65%) Scrum
22 160 (11.18%) Python
23 156 (10.90%) REST
24 154 (10.76%) Node.js
25 141 (9.85%) BDD
26 140 (9.78%) RESTful
26 140 (9.78%) SQL Server
27 134 (9.36%) Test Automation
27 134 (9.36%) HTML5
28 131 (9.15%) Front End Development

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 61 (4.26%) Apache Spark
1 61 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
2 49 (3.42%) Confluence
3 30 (2.10%) Apache
4 24 (1.68%) Tomcat
5 22 (1.54%) NServiceBus
6 20 (1.40%) JBoss
7 19 (1.33%) Ethereum
8 13 (0.91%) Apache Solr
9 11 (0.77%) Apache Pig
9 11 (0.77%) CMS
10 10 (0.70%) Hyperledger
10 10 (0.70%) SharePoint
11 9 (0.63%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.42%) IIS
13 5 (0.35%) WordPress
14 4 (0.28%) Marvel
14 4 (0.28%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.21%) Drupal
15 3 (0.21%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (1.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (0.84%) Photoshop
4 9 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (0.49%) InVision
5 7 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.21%) InDesign
8 1 (0.070%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (0.84%) Distributed Ledger
2 8 (0.56%) R3 Corda
3 7 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.42%) Sage 300 ERP
5 4 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.21%) Magento
6 3 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.14%) Sonata
8 1 (0.070%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.070%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.070%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.070%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.070%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.070%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.070%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.070%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 268 (18.73%) Amazon AWS
2 186 (13.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (4.68%) GitHub
4 54 (3.77%) Amazon S3
5 48 (3.35%) Amazon EC2
6 47 (3.28%) Serverless
7 36 (2.52%) AWS Lambda
8 32 (2.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 30 (2.10%) Route 53
10 29 (2.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 25 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
12 24 (1.68%) CloudFront
13 21 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
13 21 (1.47%) npm
14 19 (1.33%) SaaS
15 15 (1.05%) PaaS
16 14 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
16 14 (0.98%) Google Analytics
16 14 (0.98%) IaaS
17 12 (0.84%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.96%) HTTP
2 18 (1.26%) SSL
3 16 (1.12%) Firewall
4 14 (0.98%) DNS
5 12 (0.84%) TCP/IP
6 11 (0.77%) FTP
6 11 (0.77%) Network Security
6 11 (0.77%) VPN
7 10 (0.70%) X.509
8 8 (0.56%) Internet
9 6 (0.42%) AMQP
9 6 (0.42%) Kerberos
9 6 (0.42%) SSH
10 5 (0.35%) WAN
11 4 (0.28%) LAN
11 4 (0.28%) MPLS
12 3 (0.21%) DHCP
12 3 (0.21%) SMS
12 3 (0.21%) VLAN
13 2 (0.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (9.78%) SQL Server
2 93 (6.50%) PostgreSQL
3 82 (5.73%) NoSQL
4 71 (4.96%) Blockchain
5 69 (4.82%) MongoDB
6 58 (4.05%) Big Data
7 56 (3.91%) Relational Database
8 45 (3.14%) Redis
9 44 (3.07%) Hadoop
10 42 (2.94%) MySQL
11 38 (2.66%) Apache Hive
12 35 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
13 28 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
14 26 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
15 23 (1.61%) Amazon Redshift
16 22 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 22 (1.54%) RDBMS
17 17 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
18 16 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
19 15 (1.05%) HBase
Development Applications
1 227 (15.86%) Git (software)
2 104 (7.27%) Jenkins
3 101 (7.06%) JIRA
4 79 (5.52%) Selenium
5 44 (3.07%) TeamCity
6 42 (2.94%) Cucumber
7 40 (2.80%) JUnit
8 35 (2.45%) Grunt
9 34 (2.38%) webpack
10 32 (2.24%) SpecFlow
11 29 (2.03%) Maven
12 28 (1.96%) NUnit
12 28 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
13 26 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
14 25 (1.75%) gulp
15 23 (1.61%) Jasmine
15 23 (1.61%) Mocha
16 22 (1.54%) Subversion
16 22 (1.54%) WebDriver
17 21 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 546 (38.16%) Finance
2 294 (20.55%) Banking
3 35 (2.45%) Financial Institution
4 32 (2.24%) Investment Banking
4 32 (2.24%) Retail
5 25 (1.75%) Games
6 24 (1.68%) Law
7 23 (1.61%) Marketing
8 19 (1.33%) Front Office
9 17 (1.19%) Legal
10 13 (0.91%) Advertising
11 10 (0.70%) Retail Banking
12 9 (0.63%) Back Office
13 4 (0.28%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.070%) French Language
14 1 (0.070%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.070%) Publishing
14 1 (0.070%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 763 (53.32%) Developer
2 142 (9.92%) Java Developer
3 124 (8.67%) .NET Developer
4 113 (7.90%) React Developer
5 111 (7.76%) Analyst
6 98 (6.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 98 (6.85%) Senior Developer
7 95 (6.64%) C# Developer
8 93 (6.50%) JavaScript Developer
9 91 (6.36%) Full Stack Developer
10 71 (4.96%) DevOps Engineer
11 66 (4.61%) Architect
12 63 (4.40%) Angular Developer
13 58 (4.05%) AWS Engineer
13 58 (4.05%) Consultant
13 58 (4.05%) Designer
14 51 (3.56%) Business Analyst
15 37 (2.59%) C# .NET Developer
16 34 (2.38%) AWS DevOps
16 34 (2.38%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (18.38%) HTML
2 257 (17.96%) CSS
3 251 (17.54%) AngularJS
4 240 (16.77%) .NET
5 225 (15.72%) React
6 156 (10.90%) REST
7 154 (10.76%) Node.js
8 140 (9.78%) RESTful
9 134 (9.36%) HTML5
10 109 (7.62%) Spring
11 89 (6.22%) ASP.NET Web API
12 87 (6.08%) ASP.NET
13 85 (5.94%) Redux
14 84 (5.87%) Kafka
15 76 (5.31%) jQuery
16 70 (4.89%) Angular 2
17 68 (4.75%) CSS3
18 67 (4.68%) Web Services
19 59 (4.12%) .NET Framework
19 59 (4.12%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 203 (14.19%) Greenfield Project
2 111 (7.76%) User Experience
3 62 (4.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 54 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
5 52 (3.63%) Mobile App
6 41 (2.87%) Computer Science
7 35 (2.45%) Algorithms
8 33 (2.31%) Equities
9 25 (1.75%) Data Structures
10 19 (1.33%) Public Cloud
11 18 (1.26%) Fixed Income
12 16 (1.12%) Cloud Native
12 16 (1.12%) Online Banking
12 16 (1.12%) PKI
13 15 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
14 13 (0.91%) Bitcoin
14 13 (0.91%) Hedge funds
15 12 (0.84%) Blog
15 12 (0.84%) Credit Risk
15 12 (0.84%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 119 (8.32%) Linux
2 78 (5.45%) Apple iOS
3 76 (5.31%) Unix
4 57 (3.98%) Windows
5 51 (3.56%) Android
6 8 (0.56%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.49%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.35%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.35%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.28%) CentOS
9 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.14%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.070%) MVS
11 1 (0.070%) NetWare
11 1 (0.070%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.070%) VMS
11 1 (0.070%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.070%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 630 (44.03%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (20.48%) TDD
3 266 (18.59%) Microservices
4 208 (14.54%) DevOps
5 181 (12.65%) Scrum
6 141 (9.85%) BDD
7 134 (9.36%) Test Automation
8 131 (9.15%) Front End Development
9 93 (6.50%) MVC
10 89 (6.22%) Software Engineering
11 86 (6.01%) Web Development
12 85 (5.94%) Continuous Integration
13 83 (5.80%) OO
14 68 (4.75%) Unit Testing
15 64 (4.47%) E-Commerce
15 64 (4.47%) SDLC
16 58 (4.05%) ETL
17 57 (3.98%) Problem-Solving
18 56 (3.91%) Kanban
19 54 (3.77%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 395 (27.60%) JavaScript
2 353 (24.67%) Java
3 264 (18.45%) C#
4 219 (15.30%) SQL
5 160 (11.18%) Python
6 79 (5.52%) Java 8
6 79 (5.52%) Ruby
7 77 (5.38%) ES6
8 60 (4.19%) Scala
9 57 (3.98%) Bash Shell
10 52 (3.63%) TypeScript
11 39 (2.73%) T-SQL
12 37 (2.59%) Go
13 30 (2.10%) ES7
14 28 (1.96%) C++
14 28 (1.96%) PHP
15 26 (1.82%) Apple Swift
16 24 (1.68%) PowerShell
17 22 (1.54%) Kotlin
18 19 (1.33%) C
Qualifications
1 58 (4.05%) Degree
2 31 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (0.98%) AWS Certification
4 12 (0.84%) CISSP
5 11 (0.77%) Master's Degree
6 9 (0.63%) CISA
7 8 (0.56%) OSCP
8 7 (0.49%) CEH
9 6 (0.42%) CCNA
9 6 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.42%) CSSLP
9 6 (0.42%) GIAC
9 6 (0.42%) SANS
10 5 (0.35%) CCNP
11 4 (0.28%) CISM
11 4 (0.28%) MBA
12 3 (0.21%) CFA
12 3 (0.21%) ISEB
12 3 (0.21%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.21%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.21%) QA
2 23 (1.61%) GDPR
3 18 (1.26%) GCP
4 13 (0.91%) PSD2
5 9 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.63%) MiFID
5 9 (0.63%) PMO
6 6 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.28%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.21%) SLA
9 2 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.070%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.070%) COBIT
10 1 (0.070%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.070%) NIST 800
System Software
1 209 (14.61%) Docker
2 17 (1.19%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.70%) Apache Flume
4 9 (0.63%) HDFS
4 9 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.42%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.070%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.070%) Firmware
8 1 (0.070%) GridGain
8 1 (0.070%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.070%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.070%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.070%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 85 (5.94%) Kubernetes
2 68 (4.75%) Ansible
3 56 (3.91%) Terraform
4 47 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (2.31%) Puppet
6 22 (1.54%) Mesos
7 19 (1.33%) Marathon
8 11 (0.77%) Oozie
9 10 (0.70%) PingFederate
10 9 (0.63%) Hadoop YARN
11 7 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.42%) Prometheus
13 5 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
13 5 (0.35%) linkerd
13 5 (0.35%) Nagios
13 5 (0.35%) Packer
14 4 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
15 3 (0.21%) Grafana
16 2 (0.14%) QRadar
16 2 (0.14%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 76 (5.31%) Microsoft
2 43 (3.00%) Atlassian
3 35 (2.45%) Google
4 29 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
5 27 (1.89%) Oracle
6 25 (1.75%) Splunk
7 20 (1.40%) Capita
8 17 (1.19%) Bloomberg
9 14 (0.98%) Adobe
10 13 (0.91%) Hortonworks
10 13 (0.91%) Reuters
11 12 (0.84%) VMware
12 11 (0.77%) Tableau
13 10 (0.70%) AppDynamics
14 9 (0.63%) Cisco
15 8 (0.56%) IBM
16 7 (0.49%) Sage
16 7 (0.49%) Talend
17 6 (0.42%) Apple
17 6 (0.42%) Informatica