The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1671 2131 2475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 28.14% 29.23% 33.30%
As % of the General category 54.61% 51.80% 55.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1265 1554 1808
Average daily rate
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£475 £458 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.82% -1.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 29 31
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £14.90 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.65 £33.00 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-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 City of London region.

General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3060 4114 4425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.52% 56.43% 59.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2330 3053 3322
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 64 60
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.45 £52.25 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the City of London region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the City of London region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the City of London region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 1092 (33.45%) Banking
2 607 (18.59%) SQL
3 466 (14.27%) Oracle
4 461 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
5 415 (12.71%) Windows
6 375 (11.49%) Microsoft
7 373 (11.42%) Investment Banking
8 366 (11.21%) Project Management
9 338 (10.35%) Java
10 306 (9.37%) SQL Server
11 289 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
12 260 (7.96%) .NET
13 256 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
14 252 (7.72%) Linux
15 251 (7.69%) C#
16 242 (7.41%) MS Excel
17 240 (7.35%) Front Office
18 238 (7.29%) UNIX
19 207 (6.34%) Degree
20 204 (6.25%) Business Analysis
21 197 (6.03%) Migration
22 181 (5.54%) HTML
23 175 (5.36%) Active Directory
24 173 (5.30%) ITIL
25 171 (5.24%) JavaScript
26 163 (4.99%) PRINCE2
27 160 (4.90%) MS Office
28 151 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
29 150 (4.59%) Financial Institution
30 147 (4.50%) Scrum

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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
1 106 (3.25%) SharePoint
2 51 (1.56%) WebLogic
3 50 (1.53%) WebSphere
4 47 (1.44%) MS Exchange
5 44 (1.35%) SAS
6 43 (1.32%) CMS
7 30 (0.92%) Tomcat
8 27 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
9 26 (0.80%) IIS
10 22 (0.67%) Apache
11 20 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
11 20 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
12 19 (0.58%) IBM Notes
13 18 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
13 18 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 18 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
13 18 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
14 17 (0.52%) Umbraco
14 17 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
15 15 (0.46%) Lync
Applications
1 242 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 160 (4.90%) MS Office
3 103 (3.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 75 (2.30%) MS Project
5 55 (1.68%) MS Visio
6 31 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
7 25 (0.77%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.12%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.092%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.092%) SPSS
11 2 (0.061%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.061%) Mathematica
11 2 (0.061%) InDesign
11 2 (0.061%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.031%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.031%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.031%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.031%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 63 (1.93%) Oracle EBS
2 52 (1.59%) Oracle EBS R12
3 35 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
4 30 (0.92%) Oracle General Ledger
4 30 (0.92%) Markit EDM
5 26 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
5 26 (0.80%) Oracle Receivables
6 21 (0.64%) Oracle Assets
7 20 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 18 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
9 17 (0.52%) Oracle Cash Management
10 16 (0.49%) Agresso
11 15 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
11 15 (0.46%) CODA-Financials
11 15 (0.46%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 15 (0.46%) Documaker
12 14 (0.43%) Oracle iProcurement
13 13 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
13 13 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
14 11 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 24 (0.74%) SaaS
2 12 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.21%) Office 365
4 6 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.18%) Force.com
5 3 (0.092%) PaaS
5 3 (0.092%) IaaS
6 2 (0.061%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.061%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.031%) Taleo
7 1 (0.031%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.031%) Responsys
7 1 (0.031%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 119 (3.64%) Firewall
2 52 (1.59%) TCP/IP
2 52 (1.59%) DNS
3 49 (1.50%) SAN
3 49 (1.50%) WAN
4 45 (1.38%) LAN
5 40 (1.23%) Internet
6 38 (1.16%) BGP
7 36 (1.10%) Multicast
8 32 (0.98%) VPN
9 31 (0.95%) Network Security
10 25 (0.77%) OSPF
10 25 (0.77%) Intranet
11 24 (0.74%) MPLS
11 24 (0.74%) SSL
11 24 (0.74%) DHCP
12 23 (0.70%) VLAN
13 22 (0.67%) EIGRP
13 22 (0.67%) HTTP
14 18 (0.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 306 (9.37%) SQL Server
2 136 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 98 (3.00%) Relational Database
4 92 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 91 (2.79%) Oracle Database
6 84 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 67 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 45 (1.38%) RDBMS
9 44 (1.35%) QlikView
10 42 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 38 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
12 37 (1.13%) Oracle BI EE
13 35 (1.07%) MySQL
14 33 (1.01%) Oracle ODI
15 31 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
16 29 (0.89%) MS Access
16 29 (0.89%) Data Mining
16 29 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
17 27 (0.83%) Big Data
18 25 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 77 (2.36%) JIRA
2 47 (1.44%) Subversion
3 41 (1.26%) Maven
3 41 (1.26%) Visual Studio
4 40 (1.23%) Selenium
5 38 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 35 (1.07%) NUnit
7 28 (0.86%) JUnit
8 27 (0.83%) Git (software)
9 22 (0.67%) FitNesse
10 21 (0.64%) Cucumber
11 19 (0.58%) Ant
11 19 (0.58%) QuickTest Pro
12 17 (0.52%) TeamCity
13 16 (0.49%) Jenkins
14 15 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
14 15 (0.46%) Eclipse
15 13 (0.40%) MSTest
16 12 (0.37%) Mercurial
16 12 (0.37%) MSI
General
1 1092 (33.45%) Banking
2 373 (11.42%) Investment Banking
3 240 (7.35%) Front Office
4 150 (4.59%) Financial Institution
5 140 (4.29%) Retail
6 102 (3.12%) Advertising
6 102 (3.12%) Legal
7 96 (2.94%) Telecoms
8 81 (2.48%) Back Office
9 80 (2.45%) Marketing
10 56 (1.72%) Retail Banking
11 38 (1.16%) General Ledger
12 33 (1.01%) Manufacturing
13 31 (0.95%) Billing
14 26 (0.80%) Publishing
15 24 (0.74%) Law
16 23 (0.70%) Games
17 20 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
18 18 (0.55%) Electronics
19 16 (0.49%) French Language
Job Titles
1 808 (24.75%) Analyst
2 693 (21.23%) Developer
3 363 (11.12%) Business Analyst
4 333 (10.20%) Project Manager
5 213 (6.52%) Consultant
6 170 (5.21%) Architect
7 126 (3.86%) Java Developer
8 112 (3.43%) Support Analyst
9 78 (2.39%) C# Developer
10 75 (2.30%) Senior Developer
11 72 (2.21%) Programme Manager
12 70 (2.14%) Data Analyst
13 69 (2.11%) Applications Support
13 69 (2.11%) Senior Analyst
14 61 (1.87%) Administrator
15 57 (1.75%) SQL Developer
16 53 (1.62%) .NET Developer
17 52 (1.59%) Senior Manager
18 49 (1.50%) Solutions Architect
18 49 (1.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 260 (7.96%) .NET
2 181 (5.54%) HTML
3 126 (3.86%) CSS
4 119 (3.64%) XML
5 112 (3.43%) Web Services
6 81 (2.48%) Middleware
7 79 (2.42%) HTML5
8 75 (2.30%) Spring
8 75 (2.30%) ASP.NET
9 65 (1.99%) WPF
10 64 (1.96%) jQuery
11 53 (1.62%) .NET Framework
12 51 (1.56%) JMS
13 49 (1.50%) WCF
14 46 (1.41%) J2EE
15 43 (1.32%) CSS3
16 41 (1.26%) Hibernate
16 41 (1.26%) AngularJS
17 34 (1.04%) WinForms
18 33 (1.01%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 256 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 129 (3.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 128 (3.92%) Derivative
4 112 (3.43%) Fixed Income
5 83 (2.54%) User Experience
6 64 (1.96%) Equities
7 63 (1.93%) Management Information System
8 59 (1.81%) Credit Risk
9 56 (1.72%) Computer Science
10 43 (1.32%) Market Risk
11 41 (1.26%) Blackberry
12 38 (1.16%) Mathematics
12 38 (1.16%) Hedge funds
13 35 (1.07%) Data Structures
13 35 (1.07%) SWIFT
14 31 (0.95%) Replication
15 28 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
16 25 (0.77%) Mobile App
16 25 (0.77%) PMI
17 24 (0.74%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 415 (12.71%) Windows
2 252 (7.72%) Linux
3 238 (7.29%) UNIX
4 107 (3.28%) Windows 7
5 84 (2.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 55 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 49 (1.50%) Solaris
9 35 (1.07%) Windows XP
10 26 (0.80%) Apple iOS
11 21 (0.64%) Android
12 20 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (0.46%) Windows 8
14 14 (0.43%) AIX
15 13 (0.40%) zOS
16 6 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.12%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.12%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.12%) HPUX
18 3 (0.092%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 461 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
2 366 (11.21%) Project Management
3 289 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 204 (6.25%) Business Analysis
5 197 (6.03%) Migration
6 173 (5.30%) ITIL
7 163 (4.99%) PRINCE2
8 151 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
9 147 (4.50%) Scrum
10 144 (4.41%) Risk Management
10 144 (4.41%) User Acceptance Testing
11 139 (4.26%) TDD
12 131 (4.01%) Asset Management
13 127 (3.89%) Data Modelling
14 114 (3.49%) ETL
14 114 (3.49%) Change Management
15 109 (3.34%) CRM
16 103 (3.15%) Analytics
17 102 (3.12%) OO
18 96 (2.94%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 607 (18.59%) SQL
2 338 (10.35%) Java
3 251 (7.69%) C#
4 171 (5.24%) JavaScript
5 96 (2.94%) Python
6 93 (2.85%) PL/SQL
7 89 (2.73%) C++
8 88 (2.70%) VBA
9 85 (2.60%) T-SQL
10 72 (2.21%) Shell Script
11 68 (2.08%) Perl
12 53 (1.62%) PowerShell
13 48 (1.47%) Bash Shell
14 43 (1.32%) VB
15 40 (1.23%) C
16 30 (0.92%) Ruby
17 26 (0.80%) PHP
18 23 (0.70%) Scala
19 17 (0.52%) VBScript
19 17 (0.52%) Jython
Qualifications
1 207 (6.34%) Degree
2 62 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
3 55 (1.68%) ISEB
4 51 (1.56%) Security Cleared
5 46 (1.41%) CISSP
6 45 (1.38%) CCNP
7 39 (1.19%) PMI Certification
8 34 (1.04%) SC Cleared
9 32 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 30 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
11 27 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
12 21 (0.64%) PMP
13 19 (0.58%) MCSE
14 14 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
15 13 (0.40%) ACCA
15 13 (0.40%) ISTQB
16 12 (0.37%) CISA
16 12 (0.37%) CCA
17 11 (0.34%) CISM
17 11 (0.34%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (3.31%) QA
2 37 (1.13%) ISO 9001
3 35 (1.07%) SLA
4 34 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 21 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 18 (0.55%) EMIR
7 17 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
8 15 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 12 (0.37%) COBIT
9 12 (0.37%) Solvency II
10 11 (0.34%) Basel III
11 9 (0.28%) PCI DSS
12 7 (0.21%) COREP
13 5 (0.15%) Basel II
14 4 (0.12%) GAAP
14 4 (0.12%) FATCA
14 4 (0.12%) FINREP
14 4 (0.12%) P3O
15 3 (0.092%) MiFID
16 2 (0.061%) CRD IV
System Software
1 175 (5.36%) Active Directory
2 61 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (1.41%) XenApp
4 43 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
5 27 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
6 21 (0.64%) vSphere
7 19 (0.58%) XenDesktop
8 16 (0.49%) VMware ESX
9 14 (0.43%) Hyper-V
10 13 (0.40%) RACF
11 12 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
12 10 (0.31%) Xen
13 9 (0.28%) ACF2
14 8 (0.25%) NFS
14 8 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 6 (0.18%) ProxySG
16 5 (0.15%) Snort
16 5 (0.15%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.15%) Veritas File System
16 5 (0.15%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 63 (1.93%) SCCM
2 50 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
3 42 (1.29%) Control-M
4 28 (0.86%) Puppet
5 20 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 20 (0.61%) Tivoli
5 20 (0.61%) BMC PATROL
6 19 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Management
7 16 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (0.46%) SCOM
9 14 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
10 13 (0.40%) Data Guard
10 13 (0.40%) NetBackup
11 11 (0.34%) Nagios
12 10 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 8 (0.25%) Cisco UCCE
13 8 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
14 6 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
14 6 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
15 5 (0.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 466 (14.27%) Oracle
2 375 (11.49%) Microsoft
3 138 (4.23%) Cisco
4 123 (3.77%) Citrix
4 123 (3.77%) VMware
5 105 (3.22%) SAP
6 88 (2.70%) Sybase
7 71 (2.17%) HP
8 64 (1.96%) Business Objects
9 60 (1.84%) CheckPoint
10 58 (1.78%) IBM
10 58 (1.78%) Juniper
11 55 (1.68%) Red Hat
12 42 (1.29%) F5
13 41 (1.26%) Informatica
13 41 (1.26%) Cognos
14 37 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
15 33 (1.01%) Remedy
15 33 (1.01%) Siebel
16 30 (0.92%) Bloomberg
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