The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Canary Wharf region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 83 129 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 53.90% 36.44% 31.06%
As % of the General category 77.57% 45.58% 45.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 107 86
Average daily rate £500 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £23.00 £42.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.88% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £42.50 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £42.50 £62.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.39 £22.77
% change year-on-year
+3.14% -14.84%
General Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
107 283 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 69.48% 79.94% 68.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 231 177
Average daily rate £500 £575 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £371 £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £28.00 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.11% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Finance
London

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, 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 32 (18.82%) Stakeholder Management
2 30 (17.65%) Degree
3 26 (15.29%) Banking
4 25 (14.71%) SQL
5 22 (12.94%) Project Management
5 22 (12.94%) MS Excel
5 22 (12.94%) User Acceptance Testing
6 21 (12.35%) Oracle
7 19 (11.18%) Windows
7 19 (11.18%) Migration
8 14 (8.24%) SQL Server
8 14 (8.24%) ETL
8 14 (8.24%) Analytics
9 13 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (7.65%) PRINCE2
9 13 (7.65%) UNIX
9 13 (7.65%) Retail
10 12 (7.06%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (7.06%) Middleware
10 12 (7.06%) Statistics
11 11 (6.47%) Microsoft
11 11 (6.47%) SharePoint
11 11 (6.47%) Front Office
12 10 (5.88%) Back Office
12 10 (5.88%) C#
12 10 (5.88%) Java
13 9 (5.29%) ITIL
13 9 (5.29%) Linux
13 9 (5.29%) Windows XP
13 9 (5.29%) Data Mining

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 11 (6.47%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.12%) SAS
3 6 (3.53%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (1.76%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.76%) CMS
4 3 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.18%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.18%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (1.18%) IIS
6 1 (0.59%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.59%) Apache
6 1 (0.59%) Mule
6 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (12.94%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.12%) MS Project
2 7 (4.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.35%) MS Office
4 3 (1.76%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.59%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.59%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.59%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.59%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.35%) WAN
2 3 (1.76%) Intranet
2 3 (1.76%) Internet
2 3 (1.76%) VPN
2 3 (1.76%) DNS
2 3 (1.76%) LAN
2 3 (1.76%) Firewall
3 2 (1.18%) HTTP
3 2 (1.18%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.18%) SSL
4 1 (0.59%) MPLS
4 1 (0.59%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.59%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.06%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (5.29%) Data Mining
4 8 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (4.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.94%) Base SAS
7 3 (1.76%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (1.76%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (1.18%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (1.18%) SAS Enterprise Miner
8 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.18%) MS Access
8 2 (1.18%) OLAP
9 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.59%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.59%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.18%) JIRA
1 2 (1.18%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.18%) NUnit
1 2 (1.18%) CruiseControl
1 2 (1.18%) Subversion
1 2 (1.18%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.59%) Ant
2 1 (0.59%) Maven
2 1 (0.59%) SpecFlow
2 1 (0.59%) ReSharper
2 1 (0.59%) WATIR
2 1 (0.59%) Selenium
2 1 (0.59%) FitNesse
2 1 (0.59%) RSpec
2 1 (0.59%) JBehave
2 1 (0.59%) WebDriver
2 1 (0.59%) FxCop
2 1 (0.59%) Cucumber
General
1 26 (15.29%) Banking
2 13 (7.65%) Retail
3 11 (6.47%) Front Office
4 10 (5.88%) Back Office
5 9 (5.29%) Financial Institution
6 7 (4.12%) Telecoms
6 7 (4.12%) Marketing
6 7 (4.12%) Investment Banking
7 6 (3.53%) Legal
8 4 (2.35%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.76%) Retail Banking
10 2 (1.18%) International Banking
11 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 40 (23.53%) Analyst
2 31 (18.24%) Developer
3 28 (16.47%) Project Manager
4 24 (14.12%) Business Analyst
5 14 (8.24%) Consultant
6 11 (6.47%) Business Manager
7 8 (4.71%) Senior Manager
7 8 (4.71%) Technical Analyst
7 8 (4.71%) Architect
8 7 (4.12%) Coordinator
8 7 (4.12%) Senior Project Manager
8 7 (4.12%) Administrator
9 6 (3.53%) Business Project Manager
9 6 (3.53%) Technical Business Analyst
9 6 (3.53%) SQL Developer
9 6 (3.53%) ETL Developer
10 5 (2.94%) Risk Manager
10 5 (2.94%) Project Coordinator
10 5 (2.94%) Risk Analyst
10 5 (2.94%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.06%) Middleware
2 6 (3.53%) Web Services
3 4 (2.35%) WPF
3 4 (2.35%) HTML
3 4 (2.35%) .NET
4 3 (1.76%) STL
4 3 (1.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (1.18%) MDX
5 2 (1.18%) Struts
5 2 (1.18%) XML
6 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.59%) CSS
6 1 (0.59%) JSP
6 1 (0.59%) Servlets
6 1 (0.59%) XSD
6 1 (0.59%) J2EE
6 1 (0.59%) JMS
6 1 (0.59%) WinForms
6 1 (0.59%) Reactive Extensions
6 1 (0.59%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.06%) Statistics
2 9 (5.29%) Mathematics
3 7 (4.12%) Social Media
3 7 (4.12%) Market Risk
4 4 (2.35%) Derivative
4 4 (2.35%) CMDB
5 3 (1.76%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.76%) Replication
5 3 (1.76%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.76%) Video Editing
5 3 (1.76%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.76%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.18%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.18%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.18%) Physics
6 2 (1.18%) Oracle Exalytics
7 1 (0.59%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.59%) PMI
7 1 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.59%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.18%) Windows
2 13 (7.65%) UNIX
3 9 (5.29%) Linux
3 9 (5.29%) Windows XP
4 8 (4.71%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.76%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.18%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.59%) MVS
8 1 (0.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (18.82%) Stakeholder Management
2 22 (12.94%) Project Management
2 22 (12.94%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (11.18%) Migration
4 14 (8.24%) ETL
4 14 (8.24%) Analytics
5 13 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (7.65%) PRINCE2
6 9 (5.29%) ITIL
6 9 (5.29%) Risk Management
6 9 (5.29%) Change Management
6 9 (5.29%) Business Analysis
7 8 (4.71%) Asset Management
7 8 (4.71%) Data Modelling
8 7 (4.12%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (4.12%) Business Process Improvement
9 6 (3.53%) Kimball Methodology
9 6 (3.53%) BPR
10 5 (2.94%) CRM
10 5 (2.94%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.71%) SQL
2 10 (5.88%) C#
2 10 (5.88%) Java
3 7 (4.12%) PL/SQL
4 6 (3.53%) R
4 6 (3.53%) VBA
5 5 (2.94%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.94%) C++
6 4 (2.35%) Ruby
7 3 (1.76%) C
8 2 (1.18%) Python
8 2 (1.18%) Perl
9 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.59%) JCL
9 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 30 (17.65%) Degree
2 7 (4.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (1.76%) PMP
3 3 (1.76%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.18%) MCSE
4 2 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.59%) ISEB
5 1 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.76%) QA
2 2 (1.18%) COBIT
2 2 (1.18%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.59%) EMIR
3 1 (0.59%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.59%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.76%) Puppet
1 3 (1.76%) SCCM
2 2 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.59%) MOM
Vendors
1 21 (12.35%) Oracle
2 11 (6.47%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.53%) Adobe
4 4 (2.35%) Sybase
4 4 (2.35%) Business Objects
4 4 (2.35%) Citrix
5 3 (1.76%) VMware
5 3 (1.76%) Twitter
6 2 (1.18%) Google
6 2 (1.18%) Facebook
6 2 (1.18%) SAP
6 2 (1.18%) Avaya
6 2 (1.18%) Reuters
6 2 (1.18%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.59%) Symantec
7 1 (0.59%) OpenLink
7 1 (0.59%) HP
7 1 (0.59%) Nortel
7 1 (0.59%) Cisco
7 1 (0.59%) Informatica