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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 63 87 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 52.50% 50.88% 37.43%
As % of the General category 80.77% 71.31% 47.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 62 103
Average daily rate
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£475 £488 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £250 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £590 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Average hourly rate - £23.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -45.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.20 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.02% -19.00%
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
78 122 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 65.00% 71.35% 78.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 82 216
Average daily rate £500 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £267 £367
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
Average hourly rate - £28.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -18.18%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 39 (28.89%) Project Management
2 32 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (22.96%) Marketing
4 30 (22.22%) Analytics
5 24 (17.78%) Adobe
6 23 (17.04%) Java
6 23 (17.04%) Banking
7 21 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (14.07%) Scrum
8 19 (14.07%) HTML
9 18 (13.33%) Migration
10 17 (12.59%) Degree
11 16 (11.85%) Risk Management
11 16 (11.85%) Microsoft
11 16 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (11.11%) HTML5
12 15 (11.11%) Adobe CQ
12 15 (11.11%) C
12 15 (11.11%) MS Office
12 15 (11.11%) PRINCE2
13 13 (9.63%) Windows
13 13 (9.63%) MS Excel
14 12 (8.89%) SQL
14 12 (8.89%) Visualisation
15 11 (8.15%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (8.15%) Digital Media
15 11 (8.15%) .NET
15 11 (8.15%) Cisco
15 11 (8.15%) Front Office
15 11 (8.15%) Investment Banking

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 15 (11.11%) Adobe CQ
2 10 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.44%) SAS
4 4 (2.96%) Apache
4 4 (2.96%) Lync
5 3 (2.22%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (1.48%) MS Project Server
6 2 (1.48%) CMS
7 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.74%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 15 (11.11%) MS Office
2 13 (9.63%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.70%) MS Project
3 5 (3.70%) Shockwave
3 5 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.96%) Photoshop
5 3 (2.22%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.22%) Acrobat
5 3 (2.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (2.22%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 8 (5.93%) SiteCatalyst
2 4 (2.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (2.22%) Google Analytics
3 3 (2.22%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.74%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.74%) SaaS
1 1 (0.74%) Office 365
1 1 (0.74%) IBM Blueworks
1 1 (0.74%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.96%) LAN
1 4 (2.96%) TCP/IP
1 4 (2.96%) WAN
1 4 (2.96%) Network Security
2 3 (2.22%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (1.48%) AMQP
3 2 (1.48%) FTP
3 2 (1.48%) H.323
3 2 (1.48%) Internet
3 2 (1.48%) PSTN
4 1 (0.74%) SMS
4 1 (0.74%) VoIP
4 1 (0.74%) PBX
4 1 (0.74%) OSPF
4 1 (0.74%) BGP
4 1 (0.74%) EIGRP
4 1 (0.74%) IGRP
4 1 (0.74%) Firewall
4 1 (0.74%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.22%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.22%) QlikView
2 3 (2.22%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.48%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (1.48%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.48%) OLAP
3 2 (1.48%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (1.48%) Hazelcast
4 1 (0.74%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.74%) HBase
4 1 (0.74%) Big Data
4 1 (0.74%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.74%) SQLBase
4 1 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Ant
1 3 (2.22%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.22%) Grunt
1 3 (2.22%) Bower
2 2 (1.48%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.48%) Apache Ivy
2 2 (1.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (1.48%) Cucumber
2 2 (1.48%) JUnit
2 2 (1.48%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (1.48%) Maven
2 2 (1.48%) Selenium
3 1 (0.74%) Firebug
3 1 (0.74%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.74%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.74%) JIRA
3 1 (0.74%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.74%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.74%) WebDriver
General
1 31 (22.96%) Marketing
2 23 (17.04%) Banking
3 11 (8.15%) Front Office
3 11 (8.15%) Investment Banking
4 10 (7.41%) Retail
5 8 (5.93%) Legal
6 7 (5.19%) Telecoms
6 7 (5.19%) Games
7 3 (2.22%) Billing
7 3 (2.22%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.22%) Back Office
7 3 (2.22%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.48%) Publishing
8 2 (1.48%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.48%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.48%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.74%) French Language
Job Titles
1 28 (20.74%) Developer
2 23 (17.04%) Analyst
3 18 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 16 (11.85%) Project Manager
5 11 (8.15%) Marketing Manager
6 10 (7.41%) Consultant
7 8 (5.93%) Architect
8 7 (5.19%) Java Developer
9 6 (4.44%) Account Manager
9 6 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.70%) Front-End Developer
11 4 (2.96%) C# Developer
11 4 (2.96%) IT Project Manager
11 4 (2.96%) Release Manager
11 4 (2.96%) Programme Manager
12 3 (2.22%) Test Manager
12 3 (2.22%) Support Analyst
12 3 (2.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 3 (2.22%) Senior Manager
12 3 (2.22%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.07%) HTML
2 15 (11.11%) HTML5
3 11 (8.15%) .NET
4 10 (7.41%) Spring
5 7 (5.19%) CSS
5 7 (5.19%) CSS3
6 5 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (3.70%) Flash
6 5 (3.70%) jQuery
7 4 (2.96%) J2EE
7 4 (2.96%) XMPP
8 3 (2.22%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.48%) XHTML
10 1 (0.74%) JMS
10 1 (0.74%) SVG
10 1 (0.74%) XBRL
10 1 (0.74%) Middleware
10 1 (0.74%) JSP
10 1 (0.74%) XML
10 1 (0.74%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.89%) Visualisation
3 11 (8.15%) Digital Media
4 9 (6.67%) Social Media
5 6 (4.44%) User Experience
5 6 (4.44%) Credit Risk
5 6 (4.44%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.70%) Equities
6 5 (3.70%) Flash Games
6 5 (3.70%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.96%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (2.96%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.96%) Fixed Income
8 3 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (2.22%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.22%) Market Risk
8 3 (2.22%) RIA
9 2 (1.48%) Learning Management System
9 2 (1.48%) Open Source
9 2 (1.48%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.63%) Windows
2 9 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 7 (5.19%) UNIX
3 7 (5.19%) Linux
4 3 (2.22%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.48%) Windows Vista
5 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (28.89%) Project Management
2 32 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (22.22%) Analytics
4 21 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (14.07%) Scrum
6 18 (13.33%) Migration
7 16 (11.85%) Risk Management
8 15 (11.11%) PRINCE2
9 11 (8.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
10 10 (7.41%) Business Analysis
10 10 (7.41%) E-Commerce
11 9 (6.67%) TDD
12 8 (5.93%) CRM
13 7 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (5.19%) Requirements Analysis
13 7 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (5.19%) User Stories
13 7 (5.19%) Mentoring
14 6 (4.44%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.04%) Java
2 15 (11.11%) C
3 12 (8.89%) SQL
4 10 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.44%) C#
5 6 (4.44%) C++
6 4 (2.96%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.22%) VBA
8 2 (1.48%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.74%) Jython
9 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.74%) Scala
9 1 (0.74%) Python
9 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.74%) VB
9 1 (0.74%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (12.59%) Degree
2 7 (5.19%) PMI Certification
3 5 (3.70%) PMP
4 3 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.48%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.74%) CCNP
6 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.74%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.41%) QA
2 2 (1.48%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.48%) Basel III
3 1 (0.74%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.74%) COREP
3 1 (0.74%) FINREP
3 1 (0.74%) GAAP
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (2.96%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.22%) MetaFrame
2 3 (2.22%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.74%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (2.22%) NetBackup
1 3 (2.22%) WSUS
2 2 (1.48%) SCCM
2 2 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (17.78%) Adobe
2 16 (11.85%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.15%) Cisco
4 8 (5.93%) hybris
5 6 (4.44%) Citrix
6 5 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.96%) Oracle
7 4 (2.96%) SAP
8 3 (2.22%) Cognos
8 3 (2.22%) Dell
8 3 (2.22%) Reuters
8 3 (2.22%) Bloomberg
8 3 (2.22%) Symantec
8 3 (2.22%) Veritas
8 3 (2.22%) Perforce
8 3 (2.22%) Google
8 3 (2.22%) Polycom
9 2 (1.48%) Tandberg
9 2 (1.48%) Trayport
9 2 (1.48%) Avaya