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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 76 76 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 58.46% 55.47% 36.16%
As % of the General category 80.85% 80.00% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 57 111
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£500 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £215 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £594 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £23.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.65% -45.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.00 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-21.73% +18.61%
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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
94 95 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 72.31% 69.34% 78.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 67 241
Average daily rate £520 £463 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.43% -19.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £215 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £28.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.35% -34.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 (25.36%) Project Management
1 35 (25.36%) Banking
2 34 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (18.84%) Analytics
4 24 (17.39%) Migration
5 23 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (15.94%) SQL
7 21 (15.22%) Marketing
7 21 (15.22%) Degree
7 21 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (13.77%) Front Office
8 19 (13.77%) Risk Management
9 18 (13.04%) HTML
9 18 (13.04%) Java
10 17 (12.32%) Investment Banking
11 16 (11.59%) .NET
11 16 (11.59%) MS Excel
12 15 (10.87%) PRINCE2
13 14 (10.14%) Microsoft
13 14 (10.14%) UNIX
13 14 (10.14%) HTML5
14 13 (9.42%) SharePoint
14 13 (9.42%) Adobe
14 13 (9.42%) TDD
15 12 (8.70%) Scrum
15 12 (8.70%) QA
15 12 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
16 11 (7.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 11 (7.97%) Business Analysis
16 11 (7.97%) Retail

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 13 (9.42%) SharePoint
2 11 (7.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 6 (4.35%) SAS
4 5 (3.62%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (1.45%) MS Project Server
5 2 (1.45%) Lync
6 1 (0.72%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.72%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.72%) CMS
6 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (11.59%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.97%) MS Office
3 7 (5.07%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (5.07%) MS Project
4 5 (3.62%) Shockwave
5 3 (2.17%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.72%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Global One
1 3 (2.17%) Cognos TM1
1 3 (2.17%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.72%) Endur
2 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.07%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (1.45%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.72%) SaaS
3 1 (0.72%) Office 365
3 1 (0.72%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.72%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.07%) Network Security
2 3 (2.17%) FTP
3 2 (1.45%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.45%) Internet
3 2 (1.45%) LAN
3 2 (1.45%) AMQP
3 2 (1.45%) WebEx
3 2 (1.45%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (1.45%) WAN
3 2 (1.45%) H.323
4 1 (0.72%) Firewall
4 1 (0.72%) LDAP
4 1 (0.72%) PBX
4 1 (0.72%) PSTN
4 1 (0.72%) SMS
4 1 (0.72%) VoIP
4 1 (0.72%) OSPF
4 1 (0.72%) BGP
4 1 (0.72%) EIGRP
4 1 (0.72%) IGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.62%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.17%) QlikView
4 3 (2.17%) DB2
4 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.17%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.17%) UniData
5 2 (1.45%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.45%) Hazelcast
5 2 (1.45%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (1.45%) OLAP
6 1 (0.72%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.72%) HBase
6 1 (0.72%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (2.90%) Maven
1 4 (2.90%) Cucumber
2 3 (2.17%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.17%) Grunt
2 3 (2.17%) JIRA
2 3 (2.17%) Selenium
2 3 (2.17%) Ant
2 3 (2.17%) Bower
3 2 (1.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (1.45%) JUnit
3 2 (1.45%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.45%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.72%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.72%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.72%) Robotium
4 1 (0.72%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.72%) Calabash
4 1 (0.72%) Rational Rose
General
1 35 (25.36%) Banking
2 21 (15.22%) Marketing
3 19 (13.77%) Front Office
4 17 (12.32%) Investment Banking
5 11 (7.97%) Retail
6 8 (5.80%) Legal
7 7 (5.07%) Games
8 6 (4.35%) Back Office
9 4 (2.90%) Telecoms
10 3 (2.17%) Financial Institution
10 3 (2.17%) Retail Banking
11 2 (1.45%) Arabic Language
11 2 (1.45%) Billing
12 1 (0.72%) French Language
12 1 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.72%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (26.09%) Developer
2 25 (18.12%) Analyst
3 21 (15.22%) Business Analyst
4 15 (10.87%) Project Manager
5 9 (6.52%) Consultant
5 9 (6.52%) Java Developer
6 8 (5.80%) Architect
7 6 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (4.35%) Marketing Manager
8 5 (3.62%) C# Developer
8 5 (3.62%) Account Manager
8 5 (3.62%) Front-End Developer
9 4 (2.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 4 (2.90%) Test Manager
9 4 (2.90%) IT Project Manager
9 4 (2.90%) Infrastructure Manager
10 3 (2.17%) Cisco Engineer
10 3 (2.17%) Business Manager
10 3 (2.17%) Programme Manager
10 3 (2.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.04%) HTML
2 16 (11.59%) .NET
3 14 (10.14%) HTML5
4 6 (4.35%) CSS3
4 6 (4.35%) CSS
5 5 (3.62%) Flash
5 5 (3.62%) Spring
6 4 (2.90%) XMPP
6 4 (2.90%) J2EE
6 4 (2.90%) jQuery
6 4 (2.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (2.17%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.45%) Middleware
8 2 (1.45%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.45%) XML
8 2 (1.45%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.45%) WCF
8 2 (1.45%) XHTML
8 2 (1.45%) J2SE
9 1 (0.72%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.52%) Visualisation
2 9 (6.52%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.80%) Equities
4 7 (5.07%) Credit Risk
4 7 (5.07%) Derivative
4 7 (5.07%) Digital Media
5 6 (4.35%) User Experience
6 5 (3.62%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.62%) Flash Games
7 4 (2.90%) Social Media
7 4 (2.90%) Market Risk
7 4 (2.90%) Fixed Income
7 4 (2.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (2.90%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.17%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.17%) N-Tier
8 3 (2.17%) RIA
8 3 (2.17%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (1.45%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.14%) UNIX
2 9 (6.52%) Windows
3 5 (3.62%) Linux
3 5 (3.62%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.45%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.45%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.45%) Windows Vista
4 2 (1.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (25.36%) Project Management
2 34 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (18.84%) Analytics
4 24 (17.39%) Migration
5 23 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (13.77%) Risk Management
7 15 (10.87%) PRINCE2
8 13 (9.42%) TDD
9 12 (8.70%) Scrum
9 12 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (7.97%) Business Analysis
11 9 (6.52%) Requirements Analysis
11 9 (6.52%) Digital Marketing
11 9 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (5.80%) CRM
12 8 (5.80%) Data Modelling
12 8 (5.80%) Multithreading
13 7 (5.07%) E-Commerce
13 7 (5.07%) OO
13 7 (5.07%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.94%) SQL
2 18 (13.04%) Java
3 10 (7.25%) C
4 9 (6.52%) JavaScript
5 8 (5.80%) C#
6 7 (5.07%) C++
6 7 (5.07%) Shell Script
7 6 (4.35%) VBA
8 5 (3.62%) Perl
9 3 (2.17%) UniBasic
10 2 (1.45%) Python
10 2 (1.45%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.72%) VBScript
11 1 (0.72%) VB
11 1 (0.72%) Jython
11 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (15.22%) Degree
2 7 (5.07%) PMI Certification
3 5 (3.62%) PMP
4 3 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.45%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.72%) CCNP
6 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.70%) QA
2 2 (1.45%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.45%) Basel III
3 1 (0.72%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.72%) COREP
3 1 (0.72%) FINREP
3 1 (0.72%) GAAP
3 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.45%) MetaFrame
2 2 (1.45%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.72%) XenApp
3 1 (0.72%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (2.17%) SCCM
2 2 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.45%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (10.14%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.42%) Adobe
3 10 (7.25%) Cisco
4 9 (6.52%) Citrix
5 8 (5.80%) Oracle
6 5 (3.62%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.90%) Solace
8 3 (2.17%) Cognos
8 3 (2.17%) Perforce
8 3 (2.17%) Reuters
8 3 (2.17%) Bloomberg
8 3 (2.17%) IBM
8 3 (2.17%) SunGard
9 2 (1.45%) Dell
9 2 (1.45%) Symantec
9 2 (1.45%) Teradata
9 2 (1.45%) Veritas
9 2 (1.45%) Google
9 2 (1.45%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.45%) Polycom