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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1629 1988 1840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 28.87% 29.24% 30.02%
As % of the General category 55.94% 52.47% 53.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1259 1488 1378
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 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £631 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 27 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £13.80 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £28.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
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
2912 3789 3423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.61% 55.74% 55.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2299 2878 2619
Average daily rate £475 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 54 54
Average hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.45 £40.00 £48.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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 1002 (30.67%) Banking
2 620 (18.98%) SQL
3 438 (13.41%) Oracle
3 438 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
4 422 (12.92%) Windows
5 371 (11.36%) Microsoft
6 355 (10.87%) Project Management
7 319 (9.76%) Java
7 319 (9.76%) Investment Banking
8 303 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
9 286 (8.75%) SQL Server
10 267 (8.17%) MS Excel
11 248 (7.59%) C#
11 248 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
12 243 (7.44%) UNIX
13 242 (7.41%) Linux
14 233 (7.13%) .NET
15 206 (6.31%) Front Office
16 194 (5.94%) Migration
17 192 (5.88%) Active Directory
18 190 (5.82%) Degree
19 180 (5.51%) ITIL
19 180 (5.51%) Business Analysis
20 173 (5.30%) PRINCE2
21 169 (5.17%) Financial Institution
22 165 (5.05%) HTML
23 158 (4.84%) MS Office
24 157 (4.81%) Business Intelligence
25 154 (4.71%) User Acceptance Testing
26 148 (4.53%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 92 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 51 (1.56%) MS Exchange
3 50 (1.53%) WebLogic
4 42 (1.29%) CMS
5 41 (1.25%) WebSphere
5 41 (1.25%) SAS
6 29 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 27 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
7 27 (0.83%) Tomcat
7 27 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 25 (0.77%) IIS
9 21 (0.64%) Apache
10 20 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
11 19 (0.58%) IBM Notes
12 17 (0.52%) WebLogic Portal
13 15 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
14 14 (0.43%) Lync
14 14 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
14 14 (0.43%) TIBCO EMS
15 13 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 267 (8.17%) MS Excel
2 158 (4.84%) MS Office
3 91 (2.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 76 (2.33%) MS Project
5 45 (1.38%) MS Visio
6 25 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 23 (0.70%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.12%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.092%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.092%) SPSS
10 3 (0.092%) InDesign
11 2 (0.061%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.031%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.031%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.031%) FrameMaker
12 1 (0.031%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 47 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
2 36 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
3 33 (1.01%) Markit EDM
4 31 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
5 25 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 22 (0.67%) Agresso
6 22 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
7 21 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
7 21 (0.64%) Oracle Cash Management
8 20 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
9 18 (0.55%) Oracle Assets
9 18 (0.55%) SAP BPC
9 18 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
9 18 (0.55%) Documaker
10 16 (0.49%) CODA-Financials
11 14 (0.43%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 13 (0.40%) Oracle iProcurement
13 11 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
13 11 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
14 9 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 18 (0.55%) SaaS
2 14 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (0.31%) Office 365
4 7 (0.21%) Force.com
5 5 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.092%) PaaS
8 1 (0.031%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.031%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.031%) IaaS
8 1 (0.031%) GitHub
8 1 (0.031%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 130 (3.98%) Firewall
2 62 (1.90%) DNS
3 50 (1.53%) TCP/IP
4 49 (1.50%) WAN
5 48 (1.47%) SAN
6 46 (1.41%) Internet
7 43 (1.32%) LAN
8 41 (1.25%) BGP
9 38 (1.16%) VPN
9 38 (1.16%) Multicast
10 33 (1.01%) Network Security
11 32 (0.98%) DHCP
12 28 (0.86%) MPLS
13 27 (0.83%) OSPF
14 24 (0.73%) EIGRP
15 23 (0.70%) VoIP
16 22 (0.67%) Intranet
16 22 (0.67%) HTTP
16 22 (0.67%) SSL
17 21 (0.64%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 286 (8.75%) SQL Server
2 142 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 106 (3.24%) Relational Database
4 94 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 89 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 83 (2.54%) Oracle Database
7 74 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 46 (1.41%) RDBMS
9 42 (1.29%) Big Data
10 41 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
10 41 (1.25%) QlikView
10 41 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 32 (0.98%) Oracle ODI
12 31 (0.95%) Oracle BI EE
13 29 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
14 28 (0.86%) MySQL
14 28 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
15 26 (0.80%) Data Mining
15 26 (0.80%) DB2
16 25 (0.77%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 84 (2.57%) JIRA
2 42 (1.29%) Maven
3 41 (1.25%) Subversion
4 36 (1.10%) Selenium
5 35 (1.07%) Visual Studio
6 34 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 28 (0.86%) NUnit
8 26 (0.80%) Git (software)
9 18 (0.55%) Ant
10 16 (0.49%) MSI
10 16 (0.49%) JUnit
11 15 (0.46%) FitNesse
11 15 (0.46%) Jenkins
11 15 (0.46%) JMeter
12 13 (0.40%) SpecFlow
13 12 (0.37%) QuickTest Pro
14 11 (0.34%) TeamCity
14 11 (0.34%) Cucumber
15 10 (0.31%) CruiseControl
15 10 (0.31%) Eclipse
General
1 1002 (30.67%) Banking
2 319 (9.76%) Investment Banking
3 206 (6.31%) Front Office
4 169 (5.17%) Financial Institution
5 142 (4.35%) Retail
6 109 (3.34%) Advertising
7 103 (3.15%) Telecoms
8 90 (2.75%) Legal
9 76 (2.33%) Marketing
10 70 (2.14%) Back Office
11 59 (1.81%) Retail Banking
12 43 (1.32%) Billing
13 38 (1.16%) Manufacturing
14 31 (0.95%) Law
14 31 (0.95%) General Ledger
15 24 (0.73%) Electronics
16 22 (0.67%) Games
17 17 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
18 16 (0.49%) Publishing
19 11 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 794 (24.30%) Analyst
2 676 (20.69%) Developer
3 330 (10.10%) Business Analyst
4 312 (9.55%) Project Manager
5 219 (6.70%) Consultant
6 190 (5.82%) Architect
7 118 (3.61%) Java Developer
8 111 (3.40%) Support Analyst
9 89 (2.72%) Senior Developer
10 81 (2.48%) Data Analyst
11 75 (2.30%) Applications Support
12 70 (2.14%) C# Developer
13 68 (2.08%) Senior Analyst
14 66 (2.02%) Programme Manager
15 64 (1.96%) SQL Developer
16 57 (1.74%) Test Analyst
17 55 (1.68%) Network Engineer
18 53 (1.62%) Administrator
19 52 (1.59%) Support Engineer
19 52 (1.59%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (7.13%) .NET
2 165 (5.05%) HTML
3 108 (3.31%) XML
4 104 (3.18%) Web Services
5 97 (2.97%) Middleware
6 89 (2.72%) CSS
7 70 (2.14%) HTML5
8 69 (2.11%) ASP.NET
9 60 (1.84%) Spring
10 51 (1.56%) WPF
11 48 (1.47%) jQuery
12 47 (1.44%) JMS
13 45 (1.38%) WCF
14 39 (1.19%) .NET Framework
15 35 (1.07%) J2EE
16 34 (1.04%) FIX Protocol
17 33 (1.01%) Hibernate
17 33 (1.01%) WinForms
18 31 (0.95%) REST
19 30 (0.92%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 248 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 130 (3.98%) Derivative
3 104 (3.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 99 (3.03%) Fixed Income
5 76 (2.33%) User Experience
6 75 (2.30%) Computer Science
7 71 (2.17%) Equities
8 69 (2.11%) Management Information System
9 54 (1.65%) Mathematics
10 48 (1.47%) Blackberry
11 43 (1.32%) SWIFT
12 42 (1.29%) Credit Risk
13 41 (1.25%) Replication
14 35 (1.07%) Market Risk
14 35 (1.07%) Hedge funds
14 35 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
15 31 (0.95%) Data Structures
16 29 (0.89%) Mobile Banking
16 29 (0.89%) Mobile App
17 28 (0.86%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 422 (12.92%) Windows
2 243 (7.44%) UNIX
3 242 (7.41%) Linux
4 121 (3.70%) Windows 7
5 83 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 54 (1.65%) Solaris
7 52 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 51 (1.56%) Windows XP
9 42 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 38 (1.16%) Apple iOS
11 36 (1.10%) Android
12 20 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (0.46%) AIX
14 12 (0.37%) Windows 8
15 10 (0.31%) zOS
16 6 (0.18%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.15%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.12%) SUSE
18 4 (0.12%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
2 355 (10.87%) Project Management
3 303 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 194 (5.94%) Migration
5 180 (5.51%) ITIL
5 180 (5.51%) Business Analysis
6 173 (5.30%) PRINCE2
7 157 (4.81%) Business Intelligence
8 154 (4.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 134 (4.10%) Data Modelling
10 131 (4.01%) Scrum
11 127 (3.89%) Risk Management
12 122 (3.73%) Change Management
13 121 (3.70%) ETL
14 118 (3.61%) TDD
15 109 (3.34%) E-Commerce
16 106 (3.24%) CRM
17 104 (3.18%) Asset Management
18 102 (3.12%) Analytics
19 93 (2.85%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 620 (18.98%) SQL
2 319 (9.76%) Java
3 248 (7.59%) C#
4 144 (4.41%) JavaScript
5 93 (2.85%) VBA
6 92 (2.82%) C++
6 92 (2.82%) Python
7 90 (2.75%) PL/SQL
8 79 (2.42%) T-SQL
9 66 (2.02%) Shell Script
10 64 (1.96%) Perl
11 55 (1.68%) VB
12 47 (1.44%) PowerShell
13 39 (1.19%) C
14 36 (1.10%) Bash Shell
15 27 (0.83%) Ruby
16 24 (0.73%) PHP
17 21 (0.64%) VB.NET
18 18 (0.55%) R
18 18 (0.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 190 (5.82%) Degree
2 69 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
3 54 (1.65%) Security Cleared
4 51 (1.56%) ISEB
5 49 (1.50%) CISSP
6 46 (1.41%) CCNP
7 36 (1.10%) SC Cleared
8 33 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
9 32 (0.98%) PMI Certification
10 28 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
11 23 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 21 (0.64%) CISM
13 20 (0.61%) MCSE
14 19 (0.58%) PMP
15 15 (0.46%) CCIE
16 14 (0.43%) CCNA
17 13 (0.40%) ISTQB
18 10 (0.31%) ACCA
18 10 (0.31%) CISA
18 10 (0.31%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (3.09%) QA
2 42 (1.29%) SLA
3 27 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 26 (0.80%) Data Quality
5 21 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (0.61%) Solvency II
7 19 (0.58%) ISO 9001
8 10 (0.31%) EMIR
9 9 (0.28%) PCI DSS
9 9 (0.28%) COBIT
9 9 (0.28%) GAAP
10 8 (0.24%) Basel III
10 8 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
10 8 (0.24%) COREP
11 6 (0.18%) Basel II
11 6 (0.18%) FINREP
12 5 (0.15%) P3O
13 4 (0.12%) ISO 9000
13 4 (0.12%) FATCA
13 4 (0.12%) CRD IV
System Software
1 192 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 62 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (1.29%) Oracle RAC
4 36 (1.10%) XenApp
5 34 (1.04%) vSphere
6 24 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
7 23 (0.70%) XenDesktop
8 16 (0.49%) Hyper-V
9 14 (0.43%) RACF
10 13 (0.40%) Xen
11 12 (0.37%) VMware ESX
12 10 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 9 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
14 8 (0.24%) NFS
15 6 (0.18%) ProxySG
15 6 (0.18%) ACF2
16 5 (0.15%) HDFS
16 5 (0.15%) VMware Server
17 4 (0.12%) Squid
18 3 (0.092%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 61 (1.87%) SCCM
2 48 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
3 40 (1.22%) Control-M
4 26 (0.80%) Puppet
5 22 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 20 (0.61%) SCOM
7 17 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Management
8 16 (0.49%) BMC PATROL
8 16 (0.49%) Tivoli
8 16 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
8 16 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (0.28%) Data Guard
9 9 (0.28%) Nagios
9 9 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 9 (0.28%) NetBackup
10 7 (0.21%) Cisco UCCE
10 7 (0.21%) WSUS
10 7 (0.21%) Cisco UCCX
11 6 (0.18%) HP SIM
12 5 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 438 (13.41%) Oracle
2 371 (11.36%) Microsoft
3 148 (4.53%) Cisco
4 128 (3.92%) VMware
5 125 (3.83%) SAP
6 114 (3.49%) Citrix
7 84 (2.57%) Sybase
8 71 (2.17%) HP
9 65 (1.99%) CheckPoint
10 59 (1.81%) IBM
11 58 (1.78%) Juniper
12 56 (1.71%) F5
13 52 (1.59%) Business Objects
14 47 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
15 42 (1.29%) Bloomberg
16 40 (1.22%) Red Hat
17 37 (1.13%) Remedy
18 35 (1.07%) NetApp
19 34 (1.04%) Cognos
19 34 (1.04%) Siebel
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £600 - £725 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: MARKET RATES
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hatstand Ltd
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £240 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £260 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + shift allowance
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £800 - £1000 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £350 to £400 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Rate: £220 - £240 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday