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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 64 91 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 61.54% 47.89% 48.84%
As % of the General category 86.49% 65.00% 61.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 69 112
Average daily rate
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£450 £525 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £372 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £610 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +39.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -18.91%
Finance
London

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
74 140 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 71.15% 73.68% 79.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 100 180
Average daily rate £450 £525 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £377 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £700 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £21.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+24.70% -15.00%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 35 (27.78%) Project Management
2 29 (23.02%) Marketing
3 28 (22.22%) Java
4 26 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (19.05%) Adobe
6 20 (15.87%) Analytics
7 17 (13.49%) HTML
7 17 (13.49%) Migration
7 17 (13.49%) Scrum
8 16 (12.70%) Microsoft
8 16 (12.70%) Adobe CQ
9 15 (11.90%) Windows
9 15 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (11.11%) Banking
11 13 (10.32%) MS Office
11 13 (10.32%) C
12 12 (9.52%) PRINCE2
12 12 (9.52%) MS Excel
12 12 (9.52%) E-Commerce
12 12 (9.52%) Spring
13 11 (8.73%) Cisco
13 11 (8.73%) SQL
13 11 (8.73%) Digital Media
13 11 (8.73%) HTML5
13 11 (8.73%) hybris
13 11 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (8.73%) Windows 7
13 11 (8.73%) Visualisation
14 10 (7.94%) SharePoint
14 10 (7.94%) Retail

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 16 (12.70%) Adobe CQ
2 10 (7.94%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.76%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.97%) SAS
5 4 (3.17%) Apache
6 3 (2.38%) Lync
7 2 (1.59%) CMS
7 2 (1.59%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.79%) IIS
8 1 (0.79%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 13 (10.32%) MS Office
2 12 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 8 (6.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.97%) MS Project
5 4 (3.17%) Photoshop
5 4 (3.17%) Shockwave
6 3 (2.38%) Acrobat
6 3 (2.38%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (2.38%) InDesign
7 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (4.76%) SiteCatalyst
3 2 (1.59%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.79%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.79%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.79%) Endur
4 1 (0.79%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.79%) SaaS
1 1 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.17%) LAN
1 4 (3.17%) WAN
1 4 (3.17%) Cisco IPT
2 3 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.59%) Intranet
3 2 (1.59%) Internet
3 2 (1.59%) Network Security
3 2 (1.59%) PSTN
4 1 (0.79%) VoIP
4 1 (0.79%) PBX
4 1 (0.79%) AMQP
4 1 (0.79%) HTTP
4 1 (0.79%) OSPF
4 1 (0.79%) BGP
4 1 (0.79%) EIGRP
4 1 (0.79%) IGRP
4 1 (0.79%) H.323
4 1 (0.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.97%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (2.38%) QlikView
4 2 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.59%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.59%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.59%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.59%) OLAP
4 2 (1.59%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.79%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.79%) HBase
5 1 (0.79%) Big Data
5 1 (0.79%) Hazelcast
5 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.79%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.79%) SAS Enterprise Miner
5 1 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (3.97%) JDeveloper
2 3 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.38%) Grunt
2 3 (2.38%) Bower
3 2 (1.59%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (1.59%) Ant
4 1 (0.79%) JUnit
4 1 (0.79%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (0.79%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.79%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.79%) Subversion
4 1 (0.79%) Maven
4 1 (0.79%) Selenium
4 1 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (23.02%) Marketing
2 14 (11.11%) Banking
3 10 (7.94%) Retail
4 9 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.97%) Publishing
5 5 (3.97%) Games
6 4 (3.17%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.17%) Front Office
7 3 (2.38%) Legal
7 3 (2.38%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.38%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.59%) Back Office
8 2 (1.59%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.59%) Billing
8 2 (1.59%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.59%) Czech Language
8 2 (1.59%) Polish Language
8 2 (1.59%) Turkish Language
9 1 (0.79%) French Language
Job Titles
1 32 (25.40%) Developer
2 21 (16.67%) Analyst
3 14 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 12 (9.52%) Business Analyst
4 12 (9.52%) Marketing Manager
5 10 (7.94%) Java Developer
6 8 (6.35%) Consultant
7 6 (4.76%) Account Manager
7 6 (4.76%) Architect
8 4 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.17%) IT Support Analyst
8 4 (3.17%) IT Project Manager
8 4 (3.17%) SQL Developer
8 4 (3.17%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.17%) Release Manager
8 4 (3.17%) Communications Manager
8 4 (3.17%) Marketing Project Manager
8 4 (3.17%) IT Support
9 3 (2.38%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (2.38%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.49%) HTML
2 12 (9.52%) Spring
3 11 (8.73%) HTML5
4 9 (7.14%) .NET
5 6 (4.76%) CSS
6 5 (3.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (3.97%) CSS3
7 4 (3.17%) Flash
8 3 (2.38%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.59%) jQuery
9 2 (1.59%) JMS
9 2 (1.59%) XMPP
9 2 (1.59%) J2EE
9 2 (1.59%) Web Services
9 2 (1.59%) XML
10 1 (0.79%) XSD
10 1 (0.79%) XSL
10 1 (0.79%) SOAP
10 1 (0.79%) WCF
10 1 (0.79%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.73%) Visualisation
1 11 (8.73%) Digital Media
1 11 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.14%) Social Media
3 8 (6.35%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.17%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.17%) Flash Games
5 3 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.38%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.38%) Equities
5 3 (2.38%) Wiki
5 3 (2.38%) Credit Risk
5 3 (2.38%) Market Risk
5 3 (2.38%) RIA
5 3 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.59%) E-Learning
6 2 (1.59%) Replication
6 2 (1.59%) PMI
6 2 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.59%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.90%) Windows
2 11 (8.73%) Windows 7
3 8 (6.35%) UNIX
4 6 (4.76%) Linux
5 4 (3.17%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.59%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.78%) Project Management
2 26 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (15.87%) Analytics
4 17 (13.49%) Migration
4 17 (13.49%) Scrum
5 15 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (9.52%) PRINCE2
6 12 (9.52%) E-Commerce
7 10 (7.94%) Risk Management
8 9 (7.14%) Business Analysis
8 9 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (6.35%) Digital Marketing
9 8 (6.35%) CRM
10 6 (4.76%) Change Management
11 5 (3.97%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (3.97%) Change Control
12 4 (3.17%) BDD
12 4 (3.17%) User Stories
12 4 (3.17%) Mentoring
12 4 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 28 (22.22%) Java
2 13 (10.32%) C
3 11 (8.73%) SQL
4 9 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.76%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.97%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.38%) C#
7 3 (2.38%) VBA
8 2 (1.59%) Scala
9 1 (0.79%) Ruby
9 1 (0.79%) Python
9 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.79%) VB
9 1 (0.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (5.56%) Degree
2 4 (3.17%) PMI Certification
3 3 (2.38%) CCNP
3 3 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.59%) PMP
4 2 (1.59%) CCVP
5 1 (0.79%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.79%) CISA
5 1 (0.79%) CISM
5 1 (0.79%) CISSP
5 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.17%) QA
2 2 (1.59%) Basel III
2 2 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.79%) COBIT
3 1 (0.79%) GAAP
3 1 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.79%) COREP
3 1 (0.79%) FINREP
System Software
1 5 (3.97%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.17%) MetaFrame
2 4 (3.17%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.79%) vSphere
3 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.79%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (3.17%) NetBackup
1 4 (3.17%) WSUS
2 2 (1.59%) SCCM
2 2 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.79%) Salt
3 1 (0.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (19.05%) Adobe
2 16 (12.70%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.73%) hybris
3 11 (8.73%) Cisco
4 8 (6.35%) SAP
5 7 (5.56%) Oracle
6 4 (3.17%) Dell
6 4 (3.17%) Citrix
6 4 (3.17%) Veritas
6 4 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (3.17%) Reuters
6 4 (3.17%) Bloomberg
6 4 (3.17%) Symantec
6 4 (3.17%) Perforce
7 2 (1.59%) Google
7 2 (1.59%) Trayport
7 2 (1.59%) Polycom
7 2 (1.59%) Verint
7 2 (1.59%) Avaya
8 1 (0.79%) Ariba