The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 97 57 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 61.01% 51.35% 40.05%
As % of the General category 84.35% 74.03% 50.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 39 133
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £310 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £592 £658
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £23.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.23% -45.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
Finance
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Canary Wharf region.

General Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
115 77 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 72.33% 69.37% 79.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 50 258
Average daily rate £520 £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £288 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £695
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £29.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.89% -31.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Canary Wharf region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the Canary Wharf region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Canary Wharf region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the Canary Wharf region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing Finance also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Finance.

1 34 (22.52%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (21.19%) Banking
3 29 (19.21%) Project Management
4 25 (16.56%) SQL
4 25 (16.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (15.23%) Java
6 22 (14.57%) Migration
6 22 (14.57%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (13.91%) Analytics
7 21 (13.91%) Degree
7 21 (13.91%) Adobe
8 20 (13.25%) Marketing
8 20 (13.25%) Risk Management
9 19 (12.58%) Front Office
9 19 (12.58%) MS Excel
9 19 (12.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 16 (10.60%) Microsoft
10 16 (10.60%) HTML
10 16 (10.60%) SQL Server
10 16 (10.60%) Investment Banking
11 15 (9.93%) .NET
11 15 (9.93%) SharePoint
12 14 (9.27%) PRINCE2
13 13 (8.61%) UNIX
13 13 (8.61%) Oracle
13 13 (8.61%) TDD
13 13 (8.61%) QA
13 13 (8.61%) Digital Marketing
13 13 (8.61%) HTML5
13 13 (8.61%) Adobe Analytics

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing Finance also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Finance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (12.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 15 (9.93%) SharePoint
3 12 (7.95%) JBoss
3 12 (7.95%) Tomcat
4 7 (4.64%) CMS
5 5 (3.31%) IIS
5 5 (3.31%) SAS
5 5 (3.31%) Apache
5 5 (3.31%) Lync
5 5 (3.31%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (1.32%) MS Project Server
6 2 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.66%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.66%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.66%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.66%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 19 (12.58%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.62%) MS Office
3 7 (4.64%) MS Project
3 7 (4.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.31%) Shockwave
5 3 (1.99%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.66%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Global One
1 3 (1.99%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (1.32%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.66%) Endur
3 1 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.61%) Adobe Analytics
2 5 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.66%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.66%) Yammer
3 1 (0.66%) SaaS
3 1 (0.66%) Office 365
3 1 (0.66%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.97%) Network Security
1 6 (3.97%) LDAP
2 5 (3.31%) SAN
2 5 (3.31%) NAS
3 3 (1.99%) PBX
3 3 (1.99%) FTP
4 2 (1.32%) AMQP
4 2 (1.32%) WebEx
4 2 (1.32%) Internet
4 2 (1.32%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.32%) H.323
4 2 (1.32%) LAN
4 2 (1.32%) WAN
5 1 (0.66%) SMS
5 1 (0.66%) VoIP
5 1 (0.66%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.66%) IGRP
5 1 (0.66%) OSPF
5 1 (0.66%) BGP
5 1 (0.66%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.60%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (3.97%) DB2
4 5 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.31%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.99%) UniData
5 3 (1.99%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.32%) QlikView
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (1.32%) Hazelcast
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.66%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.66%) OLAP
7 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.66%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.66%) Big Data
7 1 (0.66%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 11 (7.28%) Maven
2 3 (1.99%) Ant
2 3 (1.99%) JIRA
2 3 (1.99%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.32%) Selenium
3 2 (1.32%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (1.32%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.32%) Bower
3 2 (1.32%) Apache Ivy
3 2 (1.32%) Grunt
3 2 (1.32%) JUnit
3 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.66%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.66%) ERwin
4 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.66%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.66%) Calabash
4 1 (0.66%) Appium
4 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (21.19%) Banking
2 20 (13.25%) Marketing
3 19 (12.58%) Front Office
4 16 (10.60%) Investment Banking
5 9 (5.96%) Retail
6 8 (5.30%) Legal
7 7 (4.64%) Games
8 5 (3.31%) Back Office
8 5 (3.31%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.99%) Retail Banking
10 2 (1.32%) Arabic Language
10 2 (1.32%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.66%) Billing
11 1 (0.66%) French Language
Job Titles
1 42 (27.81%) Developer
2 27 (17.88%) Analyst
3 23 (15.23%) Business Analyst
4 18 (11.92%) Project Manager
5 16 (10.60%) Java Developer
6 12 (7.95%) Architect
7 8 (5.30%) Consultant
8 7 (4.64%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.97%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.31%) C# Developer
10 5 (3.31%) ETL Developer
10 5 (3.31%) Business Manager
10 5 (3.31%) Senior ETL Developer
11 4 (2.65%) Front-End Developer
11 4 (2.65%) Administrator
11 4 (2.65%) Senior Manager
11 4 (2.65%) Programme Manager
11 4 (2.65%) Test Manager
12 3 (1.99%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 3 (1.99%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.60%) HTML
2 15 (9.93%) .NET
3 13 (8.61%) HTML5
4 11 (7.28%) J2EE
5 8 (5.30%) JSP
6 7 (4.64%) Servlets
6 7 (4.64%) JSTL
6 7 (4.64%) JSR 170
7 5 (3.31%) CSS
7 5 (3.31%) Flash
7 5 (3.31%) Spring
7 5 (3.31%) CSS3
8 4 (2.65%) jQuery
8 4 (2.65%) XMPP
9 3 (1.99%) Web Services
9 3 (1.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (1.32%) WCF
10 2 (1.32%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.32%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.57%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.95%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.64%) Equities
3 7 (4.64%) Derivative
4 6 (3.97%) Credit Risk
4 6 (3.97%) Visualisation
4 6 (3.97%) User Experience
5 5 (3.31%) Flash Games
6 4 (2.65%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.65%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.65%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.99%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.99%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.99%) Equity Derivative
7 3 (1.99%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.32%) RIA
8 2 (1.32%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.32%) Physics
8 2 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.61%) UNIX
2 10 (6.62%) Windows
3 9 (5.96%) Linux
4 5 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.32%) Android
5 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.66%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.66%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.66%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.52%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (19.21%) Project Management
3 25 (16.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (14.57%) Migration
5 21 (13.91%) Analytics
6 20 (13.25%) Risk Management
7 14 (9.27%) PRINCE2
8 13 (8.61%) TDD
8 13 (8.61%) Digital Marketing
9 12 (7.95%) Scrum
9 12 (7.95%) E-Commerce
9 12 (7.95%) Data Modelling
10 11 (7.28%) Change Management
11 10 (6.62%) Business Analysis
11 10 (6.62%) ITIL
12 9 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (5.96%) Requirements Analysis
12 9 (5.96%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (5.30%) Multithreading
13 8 (5.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 25 (16.56%) SQL
2 23 (15.23%) Java
3 8 (5.30%) C#
3 8 (5.30%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.64%) C++
4 7 (4.64%) C
4 7 (4.64%) Shell Script
5 6 (3.97%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.97%) VBA
6 5 (3.31%) Perl
7 3 (1.99%) UniBasic
8 2 (1.32%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.32%) Python
9 1 (0.66%) VBScript
9 1 (0.66%) VB
9 1 (0.66%) Jython
9 1 (0.66%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (13.91%) Degree
2 7 (4.64%) PMI Certification
3 5 (3.31%) PMP
4 3 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.32%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.66%) CISSP
6 1 (0.66%) CCNP
6 1 (0.66%) CISA
6 1 (0.66%) CISM
6 1 (0.66%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.61%) QA
2 2 (1.32%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.32%) Basel III
3 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.66%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.66%) COREP
3 1 (0.66%) FINREP
System Software
1 5 (3.31%) NFS
1 5 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.66%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.66%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (1.32%) SCCM
1 2 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.66%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 21 (13.91%) Adobe
2 16 (10.60%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.61%) Oracle
4 8 (5.30%) Cisco
5 7 (4.64%) Citrix
6 5 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (3.31%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.31%) VMware
7 4 (2.65%) Solace
7 4 (2.65%) IBM
8 3 (1.99%) SunGard
9 2 (1.32%) Polycom
9 2 (1.32%) Tandberg
9 2 (1.32%) Trayport
9 2 (1.32%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.32%) Teradata
9 2 (1.32%) Perforce
9 2 (1.32%) Cognos
10 1 (0.66%) SAP
10 1 (0.66%) Business Objects