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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 112 70 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 59.89% 61.40% 43.58%
As % of the General category 83.58% 80.46% 61.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 33 78
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £321 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £620 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.26 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.86% -5.71%
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
134 87 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 71.66% 76.32% 70.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 39 119
Average daily rate £475 £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £600 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

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 August 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 August 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 49 (23.22%) Migration
2 38 (18.01%) Project Management
3 37 (17.54%) Banking
4 36 (17.06%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (16.59%) SharePoint
6 31 (14.69%) Java
7 30 (14.22%) SQL
8 27 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
9 26 (12.32%) Degree
9 26 (12.32%) MS Excel
9 26 (12.32%) Stakeholder Management
10 25 (11.85%) SQL Server
10 25 (11.85%) Adobe
10 25 (11.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 24 (11.37%) Microsoft
11 24 (11.37%) JBoss
12 22 (10.43%) Tomcat
12 22 (10.43%) Front Office
13 20 (9.48%) Maven
13 20 (9.48%) Investment Banking
13 20 (9.48%) Windows
13 20 (9.48%) PMI Certification
14 18 (8.53%) J2EE
14 18 (8.53%) Oracle
15 17 (8.06%) PMP
15 17 (8.06%) Adobe Analytics
15 17 (8.06%) SDLC
16 16 (7.58%) Data Centre
16 16 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
16 16 (7.58%) Business Intelligence

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 35 (16.59%) SharePoint
2 25 (11.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 24 (11.37%) JBoss
4 22 (10.43%) Tomcat
5 13 (6.16%) CMS
5 13 (6.16%) LiveLink
6 8 (3.79%) IIS
6 8 (3.79%) Apache
7 6 (2.84%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.42%) Lync
8 3 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.42%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.42%) MS Project Server
8 3 (1.42%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.95%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (0.47%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 26 (12.32%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.21%) MS Office
3 10 (4.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.37%) MS Project
5 4 (1.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.42%) Global One
2 2 (0.95%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.06%) Adobe Analytics
2 16 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (5.69%) Office 365
4 4 (1.90%) Google Analytics
4 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.47%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.16%) Network Security
2 11 (5.21%) LDAP
3 8 (3.79%) SAN
3 8 (3.79%) NAS
4 3 (1.42%) FTP
5 2 (0.95%) Internet
5 2 (0.95%) Firewall
5 2 (0.95%) PBX
6 1 (0.47%) SMS
6 1 (0.47%) WAN
6 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.47%) Softphone
6 1 (0.47%) SSH
6 1 (0.47%) VLAN
6 1 (0.47%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.85%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (3.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (3.32%) DB2
4 6 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.84%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.42%) UniData
6 3 (1.42%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.42%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (1.42%) QlikView
7 2 (0.95%) Big Data
7 2 (0.95%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.95%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.47%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.47%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 20 (9.48%) Maven
2 6 (2.84%) JIRA
2 6 (2.84%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.42%) Mockito
3 3 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.42%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.95%) JUnit
4 2 (0.95%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.95%) NUnit
4 2 (0.95%) CruiseControl
4 2 (0.95%) Subversion
4 2 (0.95%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.95%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.95%) Selenium
4 2 (0.95%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (0.95%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.47%) Robotium
5 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.47%) Calabash
5 1 (0.47%) Appium
General
1 37 (17.54%) Banking
2 22 (10.43%) Front Office
3 20 (9.48%) Investment Banking
4 13 (6.16%) Marketing
5 8 (3.79%) Back Office
6 6 (2.84%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.84%) Retail
7 5 (2.37%) Legal
8 3 (1.42%) Billing
9 2 (0.95%) Publishing
9 2 (0.95%) Arabic Language
9 2 (0.95%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (24.17%) Developer
2 50 (23.70%) Analyst
3 45 (21.33%) Project Manager
4 30 (14.22%) Business Analyst
5 18 (8.53%) Java Developer
6 13 (6.16%) Architect
7 10 (4.74%) Senior Developer
8 8 (3.79%) Administrator
9 7 (3.32%) Test Manager
10 6 (2.84%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (2.84%) Programme Manager
10 6 (2.84%) C# Developer
10 6 (2.84%) ETL Developer
11 5 (2.37%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (2.37%) Technical Specialist
11 5 (2.37%) Technical Analyst
11 5 (2.37%) IT Project Manager
11 5 (2.37%) Service Manager
11 5 (2.37%) Senior Manager
11 5 (2.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.53%) J2EE
2 14 (6.64%) HTML
2 14 (6.64%) JSP
2 14 (6.64%) Web Services
3 13 (6.16%) Servlets
3 13 (6.16%) .NET
3 13 (6.16%) JSTL
3 13 (6.16%) JSR 170
4 10 (4.74%) HTML5
5 7 (3.32%) Spring
5 7 (3.32%) CSS
6 6 (2.84%) jQuery
6 6 (2.84%) CSS3
7 4 (1.90%) PhoneGap
7 4 (1.90%) JSON
7 4 (1.90%) Ajax
7 4 (1.90%) WCF
7 4 (1.90%) XML
8 3 (1.42%) Middleware
8 3 (1.42%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.58%) Data Centre
3 11 (5.21%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.27%) Derivative
5 7 (3.32%) Equities
5 7 (3.32%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.84%) User Experience
6 6 (2.84%) Credit Risk
6 6 (2.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (2.37%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.90%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.90%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.90%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.42%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (1.42%) PMI
9 3 (1.42%) Market Risk
10 2 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.95%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.95%) Handset
10 2 (0.95%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.48%) Windows
2 14 (6.64%) Linux
3 12 (5.69%) UNIX
4 10 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.32%) Apple iOS
7 6 (2.84%) Android
8 2 (0.95%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.47%) AIX
9 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (23.22%) Migration
2 38 (18.01%) Project Management
3 36 (17.06%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (12.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (8.06%) SDLC
6 16 (7.58%) Change Management
6 16 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (7.11%) ITIL
7 15 (7.11%) Risk Management
7 15 (7.11%) TDD
8 14 (6.64%) Analytics
8 14 (6.64%) Kalman Filter
9 13 (6.16%) E-Commerce
9 13 (6.16%) Business Analysis
10 12 (5.69%) Data Modelling
10 12 (5.69%) PRINCE2
11 11 (5.21%) Service Management
12 10 (4.74%) ETL
12 10 (4.74%) Scrum
12 10 (4.74%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 31 (14.69%) Java
2 30 (14.22%) SQL
3 12 (5.69%) C#
4 9 (4.27%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.84%) C++
5 6 (2.84%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.37%) Perl
6 5 (2.37%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.37%) C
7 4 (1.90%) VBA
8 3 (1.42%) UniBasic
9 2 (0.95%) Scala
9 2 (0.95%) R
9 2 (0.95%) Python
9 2 (0.95%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.95%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.47%) VBScript
10 1 (0.47%) VB
10 1 (0.47%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 26 (12.32%) Degree
2 20 (9.48%) PMI Certification
3 17 (8.06%) PMP
4 2 (0.95%) CISA
4 2 (0.95%) CISM
4 2 (0.95%) CISSP
4 2 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.47%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.64%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (3.79%) NFS
1 8 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.42%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.95%) GridGain
4 1 (0.47%) HDFS
4 1 (0.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (0.47%) SCCM
1 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.47%) Oozie
1 1 (0.47%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 25 (11.85%) Adobe
2 24 (11.37%) Microsoft
3 18 (8.53%) Oracle
4 12 (5.69%) Citrix
5 10 (4.74%) Red Hat
6 8 (3.79%) VMware
7 4 (1.90%) IBM
7 4 (1.90%) Solace
8 3 (1.42%) SunGard
9 2 (0.95%) HP
9 2 (0.95%) SAP
9 2 (0.95%) Cognos
9 2 (0.95%) Cisco
9 2 (0.95%) Teradata
9 2 (0.95%) Perforce
9 2 (0.95%) Alteryx
9 2 (0.95%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.47%) Cyber-Ark
10 1 (0.47%) Informatica
10 1 (0.47%) MicroStrategy