Period
to 20 February 2020

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 20 February 2020 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 193 187 254
Rank change year-on-year -6 +67 +103
Contract jobs citing Fintech 958 1,491 1,045
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.39% 1.50% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.72% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 812 1,341 874
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £375 £381 £363
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
UK median hourly rate - £50.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +150.00% -
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 58,423 86,674 87,652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.03% 87.37% 86.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 37,759 57,281 58,508
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,925 2,262 2,145
UK median hourly rate £23.35 £23.86 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.13% +1.52% -3.73%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.25 £11.29
90th Percentile £53.17 £50.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +3.11%

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Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Fintech as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Fintech in the UK

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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 20 February 2020.

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

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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 20 February 2020. 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 +2 911 £550 - 1,013
London -2 800 £550 - 740
UK excluding London +51 150 £425 -5.56% 347
North of England +48 35 £500 +10.50% 105
South East +32 31 £438 +2.94% 84
North West +21 30 £488 +4.00% 83
Northern Ireland +33 26 £300 -33.33% 13
Midlands +66 20 £393 -17.37% 39
East Midlands +48 15 £300 -36.84% 20
South West +7 15 £463 +2.78% 33
East of England +43 13 £525 - 12
Scotland +11 10 £425 -5.56% 26
West Midlands +43 5 £538 +23.56% 19
Yorkshire +53 3 £438 +2.94% 14
Wales +20 3 £400 - 35
North East - 2 £1,100 - 8

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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.

1 319 (33.30%) Agile Software Development
2 265 (27.66%) Finance
3 260 (27.14%) Java
4 232 (24.22%) JavaScript
5 188 (19.62%) AWS
6 170 (17.75%) Banking
7 165 (17.22%) DevOps
8 155 (16.18%) React
8 155 (16.18%) TDD
9 150 (15.66%) Microservices
10 149 (15.55%) Azure
11 140 (14.61%) Greenfield Project
12 136 (14.20%) Kubernetes
13 134 (13.99%) Docker
13 134 (13.99%) C#
14 133 (13.88%) Python
15 128 (13.36%) AngularJS
16 122 (12.73%) .NET
17 108 (11.27%) HTML
18 106 (11.06%) Node.js
19 105 (10.96%) SQL
20 89 (9.29%) Spring
21 88 (9.19%) Terraform
22 82 (8.56%) CSS
23 80 (8.35%) Software Engineering
24 72 (7.52%) OO
25 70 (7.31%) Test Automation
26 67 (6.99%) BDD
27 63 (6.58%) GCP
27 63 (6.58%) RESTful

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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 38 (3.97%) Apache Spark
2 20 (2.09%) Confluence
3 16 (1.67%) CMS
4 11 (1.15%) Apache
5 9 (0.94%) Umbraco
6 7 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.73%) Kentico
6 7 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (0.52%) nginx
7 5 (0.52%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.42%) Apache Airflow
8 4 (0.42%) Hyperledger
9 3 (0.31%) Ethereum
10 2 (0.21%) Anypoint
10 2 (0.21%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.21%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.21%) WordPress
11 1 (0.10%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.10%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.10%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (0.63%) Sketch
2 5 (0.52%) Chatbot
2 5 (0.52%) Zeplin
3 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.31%) InVision
4 3 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.10%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.10%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 7 (0.73%) R3 Corda
2 5 (0.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.42%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.21%) Magento
5 1 (0.10%) MultiFonds
5 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.10%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 188 (19.62%) AWS
2 149 (15.55%) Azure
3 63 (6.58%) GCP
4 30 (3.13%) Serverless
5 21 (2.19%) GitHub
6 16 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
7 13 (1.36%) PaaS
8 12 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 12 (1.25%) SaaS
9 11 (1.15%) Amazon Kinesis
9 11 (1.15%) Amazon SQS
10 10 (1.04%) Power Platform
11 9 (0.94%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.84%) IaaS
13 7 (0.73%) Amazon ECS
13 7 (0.73%) Apigee
13 7 (0.73%) npm
14 6 (0.63%) Heroku
15 5 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.15%) HTTP
2 10 (1.04%) VPN
3 7 (0.73%) Internet
4 5 (0.52%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.42%) Firewall
5 4 (0.42%) Network Security
5 4 (0.42%) WAN
6 3 (0.31%) MPLS
7 2 (0.21%) SSL
7 2 (0.21%) X.509
8 1 (0.10%) BGP
8 1 (0.10%) IPv4
8 1 (0.10%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.10%) LAN
8 1 (0.10%) OSPF
8 1 (0.10%) SNMP
8 1 (0.10%) SSH
8 1 (0.10%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 48 (5.01%) PostgreSQL
3 47 (4.91%) Big Data
4 44 (4.59%) NoSQL
5 40 (4.18%) MySQL
6 33 (3.44%) Relational Database
7 29 (3.03%) Blockchain
8 21 (2.19%) Hadoop
9 20 (2.09%) MongoDB
10 19 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (1.77%) Data Lake
12 16 (1.67%) RDBMS
13 15 (1.57%) Redis
14 12 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 11 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
16 10 (1.04%) Power BI
16 10 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 9 (0.94%) Amazon Redshift
17 9 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
18 8 (0.84%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 54 (5.64%) Git (software)
2 43 (4.49%) JIRA
3 39 (4.07%) Jenkins
4 23 (2.40%) Selenium
5 21 (2.19%) TeamCity
6 15 (1.57%) Cucumber
7 14 (1.46%) CircleCI
8 12 (1.25%) GitLab
8 12 (1.25%) SpecFlow
9 10 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (0.94%) Bitbucket
10 9 (0.94%) Cypress.io
10 9 (0.94%) JUnit
10 9 (0.94%) WebDriver
11 8 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (0.63%) Gradle
12 6 (0.63%) Postman
13 5 (0.52%) Grunt
13 5 (0.52%) gulp
13 5 (0.52%) webpack
General
1 265 (27.66%) Finance
2 170 (17.75%) Banking
3 17 (1.77%) Marketing
4 16 (1.67%) Front Office
5 14 (1.46%) Games
6 11 (1.15%) Retail
7 9 (0.94%) Legal
8 7 (0.73%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.63%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.52%) Law
11 4 (0.42%) Back Office
12 3 (0.31%) Advertising
12 3 (0.31%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.21%) Electronics
13 2 (0.21%) Public Sector
13 2 (0.21%) Publishing
14 1 (0.10%) Billing
14 1 (0.10%) French Language
14 1 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.10%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 480 (50.10%) Developer
2 123 (12.84%) Java Developer
3 104 (10.86%) Full Stack Developer
4 97 (10.13%) React Developer
5 87 (9.08%) DevOps Engineer
6 57 (5.95%) Senior Developer
7 45 (4.70%) Java Developer - Fintech
8 42 (4.38%) .NET Developer
9 41 (4.28%) Data Engineer
10 36 (3.76%) JavaScript Developer
11 35 (3.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 34 (3.55%) Analyst
13 32 (3.34%) Python Developer
14 29 (3.03%) Java Engineer
15 27 (2.82%) AWS Engineer
15 27 (2.82%) C# Developer
15 27 (2.82%) Designer
15 27 (2.82%) Node.js Developer
15 27 (2.82%) Scala Developer
16 25 (2.61%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (16.18%) React
2 128 (13.36%) AngularJS
3 122 (12.73%) .NET
4 108 (11.27%) HTML
5 106 (11.06%) Node.js
6 89 (9.29%) Spring
7 82 (8.56%) CSS
8 63 (6.58%) RESTful
9 58 (6.05%) Kafka
10 48 (5.01%) HTML5
11 46 (4.80%) .NET Core
11 46 (4.80%) Spring Boot
11 46 (4.80%) Web Services
12 40 (4.18%) Redux
13 36 (3.76%) REST
14 26 (2.71%) Django
15 25 (2.61%) GraphQL
16 23 (2.40%) FIX Protocol
17 22 (2.30%) JSON
17 22 (2.30%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 140 (14.61%) Greenfield Project
2 62 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (5.74%) User Experience
4 34 (3.55%) Mobile App
5 27 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 22 (2.30%) Algorithms
7 21 (2.19%) Fixed Income
8 17 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.15%) Social Media
10 10 (1.04%) Mobile Payment
11 9 (0.94%) Public Cloud
11 9 (0.94%) Virtual Team
12 8 (0.84%) Bitcoin
12 8 (0.84%) Cloud Native
13 7 (0.73%) Data Centre
14 6 (0.63%) Data Structures
15 5 (0.52%) Mobile Banking
16 4 (0.42%) Digital Wallet
16 4 (0.42%) Video\Live Streaming
17 3 (0.31%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 53 (5.53%) Linux
2 33 (3.44%) Android
3 19 (1.98%) Apple iOS
4 16 (1.67%) Unix
5 11 (1.15%) Windows
6 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.10%) CentOS
7 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.10%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (33.30%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (17.22%) DevOps
3 155 (16.18%) TDD
4 150 (15.66%) Microservices
5 80 (8.35%) Software Engineering
6 72 (7.52%) OO
7 70 (7.31%) Test Automation
8 67 (6.99%) BDD
9 62 (6.47%) Front End Development
10 60 (6.26%) Scrum
11 53 (5.53%) Analytics
11 53 (5.53%) Problem-Solving
12 51 (5.32%) Machine Learning
13 48 (5.01%) SDLC
14 44 (4.59%) Multithreading
15 40 (4.18%) Data Science
15 40 (4.18%) MVC
16 38 (3.97%) Project Management
17 36 (3.76%) Low Latency
18 35 (3.65%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 260 (27.14%) Java
2 232 (24.22%) JavaScript
3 134 (13.99%) C#
4 133 (13.88%) Python
5 105 (10.96%) SQL
6 57 (5.95%) TypeScript
7 52 (5.43%) Scala
8 44 (4.59%) ES6
8 44 (4.59%) Java 8
9 41 (4.28%) PHP
10 35 (3.65%) Kotlin
11 32 (3.34%) Ruby
12 22 (2.30%) Go
13 14 (1.46%) Apple Swift
14 11 (1.15%) Objective-C
14 11 (1.15%) PowerShell
14 11 (1.15%) T-SQL
15 9 (0.94%) C++
16 8 (0.84%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.63%) R
Qualifications
1 56 (5.85%) Degree
2 8 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (0.52%) ISTQB
4 3 (0.31%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.21%) CISM
5 2 (0.21%) CISSP
5 2 (0.21%) ISEB
5 2 (0.21%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.21%) PhD
6 1 (0.10%) ACCA
6 1 (0.10%) CCNA
6 1 (0.10%) CCNP
6 1 (0.10%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.10%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.10%) MCSA
6 1 (0.10%) MCSE
6 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.10%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.32%) QA
2 8 (0.84%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.73%) PSD2
4 5 (0.52%) GDPR
5 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.31%) PMO
6 1 (0.10%) Basel III
6 1 (0.10%) COBIT
6 1 (0.10%) IFRS
6 1 (0.10%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.10%) ITGC
6 1 (0.10%) NIST
6 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 134 (13.99%) Docker
2 8 (0.84%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.31%) vSphere
4 2 (0.21%) HDFS
5 1 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 136 (14.20%) Kubernetes
2 88 (9.19%) Terraform
3 46 (4.80%) Ansible
4 18 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (1.36%) Istio
6 8 (0.84%) Puppet
7 6 (0.63%) Grafana
7 6 (0.63%) linkerd
8 5 (0.52%) MIIS
8 5 (0.52%) Rancher
9 3 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.21%) Consul
10 2 (0.21%) Packer
10 2 (0.21%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.10%) HP Fortify
11 1 (0.10%) Kibana
11 1 (0.10%) Mesos
11 1 (0.10%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 30 (3.13%) Google
1 30 (3.13%) Microsoft
2 17 (1.77%) Oracle
3 11 (1.15%) Atlassian
4 10 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (0.94%) Tableau
6 7 (0.73%) Sitecore
7 5 (0.52%) Apple
7 5 (0.52%) Hortonworks
7 5 (0.52%) Zend
8 4 (0.42%) Adobe
8 4 (0.42%) Cisco
8 4 (0.42%) Cloudera
9 3 (0.31%) Splunk
9 3 (0.31%) Teradata
10 2 (0.21%) Ab Initio
10 2 (0.21%) Alteryx
10 2 (0.21%) IBM
10 2 (0.21%) MuleSoft
10 2 (0.21%) Red Hat