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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1087 1538 1714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.55% 29.92% 28.79%
As % of the General category 62.08% 57.56% 52.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 825 1186 1244
Average daily rate £500 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 28
Average hourly rate £47.50 £17.87 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+165.88% -13.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.89 £13.10 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.59 £25.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +6.45%
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
1751 2672 3269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 55.66% 51.97% 54.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1371 2086 2447
Average daily rate £525 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 49
Average hourly rate £39.75 £17.87 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.50% -10.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.99 £13.23 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £28.80 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 10 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the City of London region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 825 (35.84%) Banking
2 448 (19.46%) SQL
3 370 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
4 338 (14.68%) Java
5 283 (12.29%) Windows
6 278 (12.08%) Investment Banking
7 270 (11.73%) Oracle
8 241 (10.47%) SQL Server
9 224 (9.73%) Linux
10 212 (9.21%) Project Management
11 202 (8.77%) Microsoft
12 195 (8.47%) Front Office
13 178 (7.73%) C#
14 173 (7.52%) Unix
15 169 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
16 157 (6.82%) Financial Institution
17 154 (6.69%) JavaScript
17 154 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
18 144 (6.26%) Derivative
19 143 (6.21%) .NET
19 143 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
20 142 (6.17%) SDLC
21 141 (6.13%) Data Warehouse
22 140 (6.08%) Degree
23 138 (5.99%) Business Analysis
24 137 (5.95%) Migration
25 127 (5.52%) User Acceptance Testing
26 126 (5.47%) Scrum
26 126 (5.47%) ITIL
27 125 (5.43%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 53 (2.30%) SharePoint
2 32 (1.39%) CMS
3 26 (1.13%) WebSphere
4 25 (1.09%) Apache
5 22 (0.96%) Tomcat
6 21 (0.91%) SAS
7 20 (0.87%) Apache Spark
7 20 (0.87%) MS Exchange
8 18 (0.78%) Node.js
8 18 (0.78%) WebLogic
9 17 (0.74%) IIS
9 17 (0.74%) JBoss
10 15 (0.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 13 (0.56%) Confluence
12 12 (0.52%) Apache Pig
12 12 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
13 9 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (0.35%) Oracle Coherence
14 8 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 119 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 88 (3.82%) MS Office
3 46 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 34 (1.48%) MS Project
5 29 (1.26%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.39%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.043%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 18 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 17 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
4 15 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
5 13 (0.56%) Markit EDM
5 13 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
6 10 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
7 9 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
8 8 (0.35%) Eikon
9 7 (0.30%) HFM
9 7 (0.30%) Maximo
9 7 (0.30%) Oracle iProcurement
9 7 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 7 (0.30%) SAP FI
10 6 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
10 6 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
10 6 (0.26%) SAP CO
10 6 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 42 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (0.48%) GitHub
4 11 (0.48%) Office 365
5 8 (0.35%) PaaS
5 8 (0.35%) SaaS
6 5 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.22%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.17%) IaaS
8 2 (0.087%) AWS CloudTrail
8 2 (0.087%) Force.com
8 2 (0.087%) Heroku
8 2 (0.087%) Route 53
8 2 (0.087%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.043%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.043%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.043%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.043%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 63 (2.74%) Firewall
2 47 (2.04%) TCP/IP
3 38 (1.65%) DNS
4 30 (1.30%) HTTP
5 28 (1.22%) SAN
5 28 (1.22%) WAN
6 25 (1.09%) Network Security
7 24 (1.04%) DHCP
8 21 (0.91%) VPN
9 20 (0.87%) LAN
10 19 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
11 16 (0.70%) BGP
12 14 (0.61%) OSPF
13 11 (0.48%) Internet
13 11 (0.48%) Multicast
13 11 (0.48%) NetScaler
14 10 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (0.35%) NAS
15 8 (0.35%) VLAN
15 8 (0.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (10.47%) SQL Server
2 141 (6.13%) Data Warehouse
3 95 (4.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 89 (3.87%) NoSQL
5 79 (3.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 78 (3.39%) Oracle Database
7 66 (2.87%) Relational Database
8 65 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
9 63 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
10 57 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 55 (2.39%) Oracle Database 11g
12 46 (2.00%) Big Data
13 45 (1.95%) RDBMS
14 42 (1.82%) Hadoop
15 40 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
16 35 (1.52%) MongoDB
17 30 (1.30%) MySQL
18 28 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
19 25 (1.09%) MS Access
20 21 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 59 (2.56%) Git (software)
2 55 (2.39%) JIRA
3 42 (1.82%) Jenkins
4 38 (1.65%) Subversion
5 34 (1.48%) Maven
6 30 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (1.13%) Selenium
8 20 (0.87%) TeamCity
9 19 (0.83%) VTune
10 18 (0.78%) Cucumber
11 17 (0.74%) JUnit
12 16 (0.70%) Ant
12 16 (0.70%) Visual Studio
13 15 (0.65%) SpecFlow
14 13 (0.56%) Gradle
14 13 (0.56%) gulp
15 12 (0.52%) Eclipse
15 12 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
16 11 (0.48%) ClearCase
16 11 (0.48%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 825 (35.84%) Banking
2 278 (12.08%) Investment Banking
3 195 (8.47%) Front Office
4 157 (6.82%) Financial Institution
5 86 (3.74%) Legal
6 83 (3.61%) Advertising
7 71 (3.08%) Retail
8 67 (2.91%) Telecoms
9 53 (2.30%) Back Office
10 49 (2.13%) Marketing
11 37 (1.61%) Law
12 31 (1.35%) Retail Banking
13 22 (0.96%) Games
14 20 (0.87%) Billing
15 19 (0.83%) General Ledger
16 18 (0.78%) Electronics
16 18 (0.78%) Manufacturing
17 6 (0.26%) Spanish Language
17 6 (0.26%) Wholesale Banking
18 5 (0.22%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 594 (25.80%) Developer
2 533 (23.15%) Analyst
3 278 (12.08%) Business Analyst
4 204 (8.86%) Java Developer
5 189 (8.21%) Project Manager
6 103 (4.47%) Consultant
7 99 (4.30%) Architect
8 98 (4.26%) Senior Developer
9 74 (3.21%) C# Developer
10 70 (3.04%) Administrator
11 69 (3.00%) Banking Analyst
12 67 (2.91%) Financial Analyst
13 60 (2.61%) SQL Developer
14 54 (2.35%) Support Analyst
15 53 (2.30%) Agile Developer
16 51 (2.22%) Test Analyst
17 50 (2.17%) Agile Java Developer
18 46 (2.00%) Senior Java Developer
19 44 (1.91%) Applications Support
20 43 (1.87%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (6.21%) .NET
2 124 (5.39%) HTML
3 98 (4.26%) REST
4 73 (3.17%) AngularJS
5 71 (3.08%) HTML5
6 68 (2.95%) Web Services
6 68 (2.95%) XML
7 65 (2.82%) CSS
8 58 (2.52%) Spring
9 57 (2.48%) ASP.NET
10 52 (2.26%) Middleware
11 41 (1.78%) WPF
12 37 (1.61%) JMS
13 36 (1.56%) WCF
14 34 (1.48%) FIX Protocol
14 34 (1.48%) jQuery
15 32 (1.39%) .NET Framework
16 31 (1.35%) MDX
17 28 (1.22%) Hibernate
18 27 (1.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 154 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
2 144 (6.26%) Derivative
3 111 (4.82%) Equities
4 105 (4.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 104 (4.52%) Fixed Income
6 76 (3.30%) Hedge funds
7 69 (3.00%) User Experience
8 67 (2.91%) Computer Science
9 51 (2.22%) Data Centre
10 50 (2.17%) Mathematics
11 45 (1.95%) Clustering
12 43 (1.87%) Management Information System
12 43 (1.87%) Market Risk
13 39 (1.69%) Blackberry
14 37 (1.61%) Credit Risk
15 34 (1.48%) Fintech
16 32 (1.39%) SWIFT
17 25 (1.09%) iPad
18 22 (0.96%) Mobile App
18 22 (0.96%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 283 (12.29%) Windows
2 224 (9.73%) Linux
3 173 (7.52%) Unix
4 88 (3.82%) Windows Server
5 68 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 60 (2.61%) Windows 7
7 59 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 58 (2.52%) Solaris
9 53 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 32 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (0.78%) Windows XP
12 17 (0.74%) Apple iOS
13 13 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
14 10 (0.43%) Android
14 10 (0.43%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.22%) AIX
16 4 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.17%) SUSE
16 4 (0.17%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (9.21%) Project Management
3 169 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
4 143 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
5 142 (6.17%) SDLC
6 138 (5.99%) Business Analysis
7 137 (5.95%) Migration
8 127 (5.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 126 (5.47%) ITIL
9 126 (5.47%) Scrum
10 125 (5.43%) TDD
11 93 (4.04%) PRINCE2
12 87 (3.78%) Change Management
13 84 (3.65%) Analytics
14 81 (3.52%) ETL
15 79 (3.43%) Asset Management
16 77 (3.34%) Data Modelling
17 72 (3.13%) Risk Management
18 68 (2.95%) Data Management
18 68 (2.95%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 448 (19.46%) SQL
2 338 (14.68%) Java
3 178 (7.73%) C#
4 154 (6.69%) JavaScript
5 112 (4.87%) Python
6 80 (3.48%) T-SQL
7 74 (3.21%) C++
8 63 (2.74%) Scala
9 61 (2.65%) Perl
10 60 (2.61%) VBA
11 56 (2.43%) Bash Shell
11 56 (2.43%) Shell Script
12 53 (2.30%) PowerShell
13 38 (1.65%) PL/SQL
14 31 (1.35%) Ruby
15 28 (1.22%) C
16 26 (1.13%) VB
17 15 (0.65%) XAML
18 14 (0.61%) PHP
18 14 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 140 (6.08%) Degree
2 38 (1.65%) Security Cleared
3 34 (1.48%) PMI Certification
4 27 (1.17%) CISSP
5 25 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (0.83%) SC Cleared
8 18 (0.78%) CCNP
8 18 (0.78%) CISA
9 17 (0.74%) CISM
9 17 (0.74%) ISEB
10 16 (0.70%) MCSE
11 15 (0.65%) DV Cleared
12 14 (0.61%) PMP
13 13 (0.56%) ISTQB
13 13 (0.56%) MCDST
14 12 (0.52%) MCP
15 11 (0.48%) ACCA
16 10 (0.43%) PhD
17 9 (0.39%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (2.69%) QA
2 33 (1.43%) SEPA
3 32 (1.39%) Solvency II
4 31 (1.35%) MiFID
5 29 (1.26%) Data Quality
5 29 (1.26%) SLA
6 16 (0.70%) Dodd-Frank
7 14 (0.61%) EMIR
8 9 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (0.39%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.35%) COBIT
9 8 (0.35%) FATCA
9 8 (0.35%) ISO20022
10 7 (0.30%) Basel III
11 5 (0.22%) COREP
12 4 (0.17%) GAAP
12 4 (0.17%) UCITS
13 3 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
13 3 (0.13%) ISO15022
14 2 (0.087%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 100 (4.34%) Active Directory
2 41 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (1.26%) XenApp
4 20 (0.87%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 18 (0.78%) Docker
6 16 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
7 15 (0.65%) VMware ESX
8 12 (0.52%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.39%) Hyper-V
10 8 (0.35%) vSphere
11 7 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.30%) NFS
12 6 (0.26%) HDFS
12 6 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.22%) GFS2
13 5 (0.22%) GlusterFS
13 5 (0.22%) OCFS2
13 5 (0.22%) vCloud
13 5 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 4 (0.17%) Snort
Systems Management
1 58 (2.52%) Puppet
2 43 (1.87%) SCCM
3 34 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
4 25 (1.09%) SCOM
5 21 (0.91%) Ansible
6 20 (0.87%) Control-M
7 17 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (0.70%) Nagios
9 11 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
9 11 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
10 10 (0.43%) NetBackup
10 10 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 9 (0.39%) CFEngine
11 9 (0.39%) Tivoli
12 7 (0.30%) Mesos
13 6 (0.26%) Backup Exec
13 6 (0.26%) Kubernetes
13 6 (0.26%) SELinux
14 5 (0.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 4 (0.17%) Proventia
Vendors
1 270 (11.73%) Oracle
2 202 (8.77%) Microsoft
3 95 (4.13%) VMware
4 76 (3.30%) SAP
5 67 (2.91%) Citrix
6 62 (2.69%) Cisco
6 62 (2.69%) Sybase
7 54 (2.35%) HP
8 48 (2.09%) Bloomberg
9 44 (1.91%) Red Hat
10 39 (1.69%) IBM
11 35 (1.52%) Reuters
11 35 (1.52%) Veritas
12 31 (1.35%) Siebel
13 28 (1.22%) Remedy
14 26 (1.13%) Juniper
14 26 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
15 22 (0.96%) EMC
15 22 (0.96%) WorldPay
16 21 (0.91%) Intel Security
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