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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 117 73 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 61.90% 58.87% 45.17%
As % of the General category 86.67% 78.49% 60.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 31 110
Average daily rate
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£463 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -
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
135 93 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 71.43% 75.00% 74.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 38 174
Average daily rate £450 £450 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Average hourly rate £35.75 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.61% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.67 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+3.02% -2.22%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 44 (22.80%) Migration
2 35 (18.13%) Project Management
3 34 (17.62%) Banking
4 28 (14.51%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (14.51%) SharePoint
5 26 (13.47%) Java
5 26 (13.47%) Adobe
5 26 (13.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (12.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 24 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (12.44%) Degree
7 24 (12.44%) SQL
8 23 (11.92%) JBoss
9 21 (10.88%) Tomcat
9 21 (10.88%) MS Excel
9 21 (10.88%) SQL Server
10 20 (10.36%) Maven
10 20 (10.36%) Front Office
11 18 (9.33%) Investment Banking
11 18 (9.33%) Windows
11 18 (9.33%) PMI Certification
11 18 (9.33%) Microsoft
11 18 (9.33%) Adobe Analytics
12 17 (8.81%) Data Centre
12 17 (8.81%) J2EE
13 16 (8.29%) Oracle
13 16 (8.29%) PMP
13 16 (8.29%) Risk Management
13 16 (8.29%) SDLC
13 16 (8.29%) Analytics

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 28 (14.51%) SharePoint
2 25 (12.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 23 (11.92%) JBoss
4 21 (10.88%) Tomcat
5 13 (6.74%) CMS
5 13 (6.74%) LiveLink
6 8 (4.15%) IIS
6 8 (4.15%) Apache
7 4 (2.07%) Oracle Coherence
7 4 (2.07%) Lync
8 3 (1.55%) MS Project Server
8 3 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.04%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.52%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 21 (10.88%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.70%) MS Office
3 8 (4.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (3.63%) MS Project
5 3 (1.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Global One
2 2 (1.04%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.33%) Adobe Analytics
2 16 (8.29%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.66%) Office 365
4 5 (2.59%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.52%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.22%) Network Security
2 9 (4.66%) LDAP
3 8 (4.15%) SAN
3 8 (4.15%) NAS
4 3 (1.55%) FTP
5 2 (1.04%) Internet
5 2 (1.04%) PBX
5 2 (1.04%) Firewall
6 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.52%) Softphone
6 1 (0.52%) SSH
6 1 (0.52%) VLAN
6 1 (0.52%) AMQP
6 1 (0.52%) SWIFTNet
6 1 (0.52%) WebEx
6 1 (0.52%) Telepresence
6 1 (0.52%) SMS
6 1 (0.52%) WAN
6 1 (0.52%) H.323
6 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.88%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (4.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (3.63%) DB2
4 6 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (2.07%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.55%) UniData
6 3 (1.55%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (1.55%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.04%) SAP HANA
7 2 (1.04%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.52%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.52%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (10.36%) Maven
2 5 (2.59%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.55%) JIRA
3 3 (1.55%) JUnit
3 3 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.04%) Mockito
4 2 (1.04%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (1.04%) NUnit
4 2 (1.04%) CruiseControl
4 2 (1.04%) Subversion
4 2 (1.04%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.04%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.04%) Selenium
5 1 (0.52%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.52%) Firebug
5 1 (0.52%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.52%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.52%) ERwin
General
1 34 (17.62%) Banking
2 20 (10.36%) Front Office
3 18 (9.33%) Investment Banking
4 12 (6.22%) Marketing
5 8 (4.15%) Back Office
6 7 (3.63%) Telecoms
7 6 (3.11%) Retail
8 5 (2.59%) Legal
9 3 (1.55%) Billing
10 2 (1.04%) Publishing
10 2 (1.04%) Arabic Language
10 2 (1.04%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.52%) Games
11 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (22.80%) Analyst
2 43 (22.28%) Project Manager
3 42 (21.76%) Developer
4 28 (14.51%) Business Analyst
5 16 (8.29%) Java Developer
6 14 (7.25%) Architect
7 8 (4.15%) Administrator
8 7 (3.63%) Senior Developer
9 6 (3.11%) Consultant
9 6 (3.11%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (3.11%) ETL Developer
10 5 (2.59%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (2.59%) C# Developer
10 5 (2.59%) Technical Specialist
10 5 (2.59%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (2.59%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 5 (2.59%) Programme Manager
10 5 (2.59%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (2.59%) Test Manager
10 5 (2.59%) Senior ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.81%) J2EE
2 13 (6.74%) JSP
2 13 (6.74%) Servlets
2 13 (6.74%) JSTL
2 13 (6.74%) JSR 170
3 12 (6.22%) Web Services
4 11 (5.70%) HTML
4 11 (5.70%) .NET
5 7 (3.63%) HTML5
6 6 (3.11%) jQuery
6 6 (3.11%) CSS3
6 6 (3.11%) CSS
7 5 (2.59%) Spring
8 4 (2.07%) Ajax
8 4 (2.07%) PhoneGap
8 4 (2.07%) JSON
9 3 (1.55%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.55%) XML
10 2 (1.04%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.04%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.81%) Data Centre
3 10 (5.18%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.15%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.63%) Derivative
6 6 (3.11%) Equities
6 6 (3.11%) User Experience
7 5 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (2.59%) Credit Risk
8 4 (2.07%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.07%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.07%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.55%) Market Risk
9 3 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.55%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (1.55%) Visualisation
10 2 (1.04%) Social Media
10 2 (1.04%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.04%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 2 (1.04%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.33%) Windows
2 12 (6.22%) Linux
2 12 (6.22%) UNIX
3 8 (4.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (4.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (3.11%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.11%) Android
5 1 (0.52%) AIX
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (22.80%) Migration
2 35 (18.13%) Project Management
3 28 (14.51%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (13.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (8.29%) Risk Management
5 16 (8.29%) Analytics
5 16 (8.29%) SDLC
6 14 (7.25%) Kalman Filter
6 14 (7.25%) PRINCE2
6 14 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (6.74%) Change Management
7 13 (6.74%) E-Commerce
8 12 (6.22%) ITIL
8 12 (6.22%) TDD
9 11 (5.70%) Data Modelling
9 11 (5.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 10 (5.18%) Service Management
10 10 (5.18%) Business Analysis
11 9 (4.66%) Digital Marketing
11 9 (4.66%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.47%) Java
2 24 (12.44%) SQL
3 9 (4.66%) C#
3 9 (4.66%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.11%) C++
4 6 (3.11%) C
5 5 (2.59%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.59%) Perl
5 5 (2.59%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.07%) VBA
7 3 (1.55%) UniBasic
8 2 (1.04%) Python
8 2 (1.04%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.04%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.04%) R
9 1 (0.52%) VBScript
9 1 (0.52%) VB
9 1 (0.52%) Jython
9 1 (0.52%) Groovy
9 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 24 (12.44%) Degree
2 18 (9.33%) PMI Certification
3 16 (8.29%) PMP
4 2 (1.04%) CISSP
4 2 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.04%) CISA
4 2 (1.04%) CISM
5 1 (0.52%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.52%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.74%) QA
2 2 (1.04%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (4.15%) NFS
1 8 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.04%) GridGain
3 1 (0.52%) XenApp
3 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) SCCM
1 1 (0.52%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 26 (13.47%) Adobe
2 18 (9.33%) Microsoft
3 16 (8.29%) Oracle
4 11 (5.70%) Citrix
5 8 (4.15%) Red Hat
5 8 (4.15%) VMware
6 6 (3.11%) Cisco
7 5 (2.59%) IBM
8 4 (2.07%) Solace
9 3 (1.55%) SunGard
10 2 (1.04%) SAP
10 2 (1.04%) Cognos
10 2 (1.04%) Teradata
10 2 (1.04%) Alteryx
10 2 (1.04%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.52%) Cyber-Ark
11 1 (0.52%) DoubleClick
11 1 (0.52%) Google
11 1 (0.52%) DataSynapse
11 1 (0.52%) Polycom