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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1518 1755 1655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.95% 29.18% 29.34%
As % of the General category 57.63% 51.88% 51.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1168 1290 1273
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £619
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 27 14
Average hourly rate £17.87 £20.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% -12.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £28.00 £52.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -18.91%
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
2634 3383 3208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.96% 56.24% 56.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2060 2560 2488
Average daily rate £475 £500 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 48 49
Average hourly rate £17.87 £19.49 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -13.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £10.60 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £42.50 £49.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.00%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015, 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.

1 962 (30.01%) Banking
2 603 (18.81%) SQL
3 453 (14.13%) Agile Software Development
4 407 (12.69%) Oracle
5 403 (12.57%) Windows
6 352 (10.98%) Microsoft
7 338 (10.54%) Project Management
8 314 (9.79%) Java
9 310 (9.67%) Investment Banking
10 307 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
11 271 (8.45%) SQL Server
12 264 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
13 255 (7.95%) MS Excel
14 242 (7.55%) Linux
15 239 (7.45%) UNIX
16 229 (7.14%) C#
17 215 (6.71%) .NET
18 204 (6.36%) Front Office
19 196 (6.11%) Migration
20 193 (6.02%) Degree
21 181 (5.65%) Business Analysis
22 178 (5.55%) PRINCE2
23 176 (5.49%) ITIL
24 169 (5.27%) Financial Institution
25 162 (5.05%) Active Directory
26 159 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
27 152 (4.74%) HTML
28 147 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
28 147 (4.59%) User Acceptance Testing
29 145 (4.52%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 98 (3.06%) SharePoint
2 52 (1.62%) WebSphere
2 52 (1.62%) MS Exchange
3 48 (1.50%) WebLogic
4 42 (1.31%) SAS
5 34 (1.06%) CMS
6 29 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 27 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 26 (0.81%) Tomcat
9 24 (0.75%) IIS
10 23 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
11 17 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
12 16 (0.50%) IBM Notes
13 15 (0.47%) Apache
14 14 (0.44%) TIBCO EMS
14 14 (0.44%) Lync
14 14 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
15 12 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
15 12 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
16 11 (0.34%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 255 (7.95%) MS Excel
2 145 (4.52%) MS Office
3 82 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 76 (2.37%) MS Project
5 43 (1.34%) MS Visio
6 24 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.56%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.12%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.12%) SPSS
10 3 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.094%) InDesign
10 3 (0.094%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.031%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.031%) FrameMaker
11 1 (0.031%) Mathematica
11 1 (0.031%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 38 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
2 35 (1.09%) Markit EDM
3 32 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 27 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 27 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
5 21 (0.66%) Cognos TM1
6 20 (0.62%) SAP BPC
6 20 (0.62%) Agresso
7 17 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
7 17 (0.53%) Oracle Cash Management
7 17 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
8 15 (0.47%) CODA-Financials
8 15 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
9 14 (0.44%) Documaker
9 14 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
10 12 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 12 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
10 12 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
11 10 (0.31%) Oracle iProcurement
11 10 (0.31%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 20 (0.62%) SaaS
2 17 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (0.41%) Office 365
4 8 (0.25%) Force.com
5 7 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.16%) IaaS
8 3 (0.094%) PaaS
9 1 (0.031%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.031%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.031%) Taleo
9 1 (0.031%) LucidChart
9 1 (0.031%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.031%) GitHub
9 1 (0.031%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 126 (3.93%) Firewall
2 55 (1.72%) DNS
3 50 (1.56%) Internet
4 49 (1.53%) TCP/IP
5 48 (1.50%) SAN
6 45 (1.40%) BGP
6 45 (1.40%) WAN
7 42 (1.31%) Multicast
8 39 (1.22%) LAN
9 38 (1.19%) VPN
10 33 (1.03%) Network Security
11 32 (1.00%) MPLS
12 29 (0.90%) DHCP
13 28 (0.87%) HTTP
13 28 (0.87%) OSPF
14 24 (0.75%) Intranet
15 22 (0.69%) EIGRP
15 22 (0.69%) VoIP
16 21 (0.66%) SSL
17 20 (0.62%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 147 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
3 100 (3.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 98 (3.06%) Relational Database
5 91 (2.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 82 (2.56%) Oracle Database
7 65 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
8 43 (1.34%) Big Data
9 42 (1.31%) QlikView
10 41 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 41 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
10 41 (1.28%) RDBMS
11 27 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
11 27 (0.84%) DB2
12 25 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
12 25 (0.78%) Oracle ODI
13 24 (0.75%) MS Access
13 24 (0.75%) MySQL
14 23 (0.72%) SAP BW
15 22 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 75 (2.34%) JIRA
2 43 (1.34%) Maven
3 40 (1.25%) Selenium
4 35 (1.09%) Subversion
5 29 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (0.84%) Git (software)
7 22 (0.69%) Visual Studio
8 21 (0.66%) Ant
9 18 (0.56%) NUnit
10 17 (0.53%) JMeter
11 15 (0.47%) MSI
11 15 (0.47%) TeamCity
12 14 (0.44%) JUnit
13 13 (0.41%) Jenkins
13 13 (0.41%) SpecFlow
14 11 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
14 11 (0.34%) Axure RP
15 10 (0.31%) Cucumber
16 9 (0.28%) Eclipse
16 9 (0.28%) MSTest
General
1 962 (30.01%) Banking
2 310 (9.67%) Investment Banking
3 204 (6.36%) Front Office
4 169 (5.27%) Financial Institution
5 134 (4.18%) Retail
6 119 (3.71%) Advertising
7 97 (3.03%) Telecoms
8 82 (2.56%) Legal
9 79 (2.46%) Marketing
10 70 (2.18%) Back Office
11 66 (2.06%) Retail Banking
12 38 (1.19%) Billing
13 36 (1.12%) Manufacturing
14 28 (0.87%) Law
14 28 (0.87%) General Ledger
15 26 (0.81%) Electronics
16 21 (0.66%) Games
17 15 (0.47%) Publishing
18 12 (0.37%) Spanish Language
19 10 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 758 (23.64%) Analyst
2 678 (21.15%) Developer
3 309 (9.64%) Business Analyst
4 295 (9.20%) Project Manager
5 205 (6.39%) Consultant
6 191 (5.96%) Architect
7 106 (3.31%) Java Developer
8 98 (3.06%) Support Analyst
9 91 (2.84%) Senior Developer
10 85 (2.65%) Data Analyst
11 68 (2.12%) Applications Support
11 68 (2.12%) Network Engineer
12 67 (2.09%) C# Developer
13 65 (2.03%) Senior Analyst
13 65 (2.03%) Test Analyst
14 60 (1.87%) SQL Developer
15 58 (1.81%) Administrator
15 58 (1.81%) Programme Manager
16 56 (1.75%) Solutions Architect
17 52 (1.62%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (6.71%) .NET
2 152 (4.74%) HTML
3 102 (3.18%) Web Services
4 94 (2.93%) XML
5 91 (2.84%) Middleware
6 77 (2.40%) CSS
7 66 (2.06%) HTML5
8 63 (1.97%) ASP.NET
9 53 (1.65%) Spring
10 48 (1.50%) WPF
11 44 (1.37%) jQuery
12 41 (1.28%) JMS
13 39 (1.22%) WCF
14 38 (1.19%) J2EE
15 37 (1.15%) REST
16 35 (1.09%) FIX Protocol
17 33 (1.03%) RESTful
18 30 (0.94%) Hibernate
19 27 (0.84%) SOAP
19 27 (0.84%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 264 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (3.71%) Derivative
3 98 (3.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 95 (2.96%) Fixed Income
5 85 (2.65%) Computer Science
6 82 (2.56%) User Experience
7 72 (2.25%) Equities
8 71 (2.21%) Management Information System
9 60 (1.87%) Mathematics
10 54 (1.68%) Blackberry
11 45 (1.40%) Replication
12 40 (1.25%) SWIFT
13 38 (1.19%) Hedge funds
14 36 (1.12%) Mobile App
15 35 (1.09%) Credit Risk
16 31 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
17 30 (0.94%) Market Risk
18 29 (0.90%) Data Structures
19 28 (0.87%) Mobile Banking
20 27 (0.84%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 403 (12.57%) Windows
2 242 (7.55%) Linux
3 239 (7.45%) UNIX
4 112 (3.49%) Windows 7
5 91 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 61 (1.90%) Solaris
7 57 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 54 (1.68%) Windows XP
9 40 (1.25%) Apple iOS
10 38 (1.19%) Android
10 38 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 26 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (0.53%) AIX
13 11 (0.34%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.25%) zOS
14 8 (0.25%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.19%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.12%) SUSE
17 3 (0.094%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 453 (14.13%) Agile Software Development
2 338 (10.54%) Project Management
3 307 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 196 (6.11%) Migration
5 181 (5.65%) Business Analysis
6 178 (5.55%) PRINCE2
7 176 (5.49%) ITIL
8 159 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
9 147 (4.59%) User Acceptance Testing
10 143 (4.46%) Data Modelling
11 137 (4.27%) Scrum
12 125 (3.90%) ETL
13 122 (3.81%) Change Management
14 119 (3.71%) Risk Management
15 115 (3.59%) TDD
16 104 (3.24%) Data Analysis
17 103 (3.21%) Analytics
18 101 (3.15%) CRM
19 100 (3.12%) E-Commerce
20 93 (2.90%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 603 (18.81%) SQL
2 314 (9.79%) Java
3 229 (7.14%) C#
4 137 (4.27%) JavaScript
5 99 (3.09%) VBA
6 95 (2.96%) C++
7 86 (2.68%) Python
8 78 (2.43%) PL/SQL
9 71 (2.21%) T-SQL
10 63 (1.97%) Perl
11 61 (1.90%) Shell Script
12 51 (1.59%) VB
12 51 (1.59%) PowerShell
13 42 (1.31%) C
14 27 (0.84%) Bash Shell
15 24 (0.75%) PHP
16 22 (0.69%) Ruby
16 22 (0.69%) VB.NET
17 18 (0.56%) Apex Code
18 16 (0.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 193 (6.02%) Degree
2 75 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
3 57 (1.78%) CCNP
4 51 (1.59%) ISEB
5 45 (1.40%) Security Cleared
6 42 (1.31%) PMI Certification
7 37 (1.15%) CISSP
8 33 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
9 29 (0.90%) SC Cleared
10 28 (0.87%) CCIE
11 27 (0.84%) PMP
12 24 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
13 22 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 20 (0.62%) CISM
15 19 (0.59%) ISTQB
16 17 (0.53%) CCNA
17 15 (0.47%) MCSE
18 10 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 10 (0.31%) ACCA
18 10 (0.31%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (3.06%) QA
2 39 (1.22%) SLA
3 30 (0.94%) Solvency II
4 24 (0.75%) Data Quality
5 22 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 20 (0.62%) ISO 9001
7 15 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (0.41%) GAAP
9 9 (0.28%) EMIR
9 9 (0.28%) COBIT
10 8 (0.25%) COREP
11 7 (0.22%) Basel III
11 7 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
11 7 (0.22%) PCI DSS
12 6 (0.19%) FINREP
13 5 (0.16%) Basel II
13 5 (0.16%) FATCA
14 4 (0.12%) CRD IV
14 4 (0.12%) P3O
14 4 (0.12%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 162 (5.05%) Active Directory
2 65 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
4 32 (1.00%) vSphere
5 28 (0.87%) XenApp
6 22 (0.69%) XenDesktop
6 22 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 15 (0.47%) Hyper-V
8 14 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 13 (0.41%) VMware ESX
10 11 (0.34%) RACF
10 11 (0.34%) Xen
11 8 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
11 8 (0.25%) NFS
12 6 (0.19%) ProxySG
13 5 (0.16%) ACF2
13 5 (0.16%) KVM
13 5 (0.16%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.12%) RHEV
14 4 (0.12%) Squid
Systems Management
1 52 (1.62%) SCCM
2 44 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
3 36 (1.12%) Control-M
4 21 (0.66%) Puppet
4 21 (0.66%) SCOM
5 15 (0.47%) Tivoli
6 14 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 13 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
7 13 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
9 9 (0.28%) Data Guard
10 8 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 7 (0.22%) Nagios
11 7 (0.22%) NetBackup
11 7 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Management
12 6 (0.19%) WSUS
12 6 (0.19%) HP SIM
13 5 (0.16%) SCOrch
13 5 (0.16%) HP SiteScope
14 4 (0.12%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 407 (12.69%) Oracle
2 352 (10.98%) Microsoft
3 145 (4.52%) Cisco
4 132 (4.12%) SAP
5 131 (4.09%) VMware
6 102 (3.18%) Citrix
7 84 (2.62%) IBM
8 77 (2.40%) HP
9 76 (2.37%) Sybase
10 60 (1.87%) CheckPoint
11 59 (1.84%) Juniper
12 53 (1.65%) Business Objects
13 52 (1.62%) F5
14 50 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
15 44 (1.37%) Bloomberg
16 43 (1.34%) Cognos
16 43 (1.34%) Red Hat
17 39 (1.22%) Remedy
18 37 (1.15%) NetApp
19 36 (1.12%) Reuters
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