The first 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the City of London region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1576 2122 2483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 27.69% 30.06% 32.35%
As % of the General category 54.40% 51.54% 54.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1164 1565 1861
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.58% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 49 37
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.70 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £44.00 £35.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.16% -12.13%
General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2897 4117 4567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 50.90% 58.31% 59.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2196 3112 3478
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 74 58
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.93 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.74% -0.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.09%
Finance
London

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 1204 (35.28%) Banking
2 637 (18.66%) SQL
3 480 (14.06%) Oracle
4 442 (12.95%) Investment Banking
5 407 (11.92%) Project Management
6 395 (11.57%) Java
7 342 (10.02%) Windows
8 336 (9.84%) SQL Server
9 334 (9.79%) Microsoft
10 302 (8.85%) .NET
11 298 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 271 (7.94%) C#
13 265 (7.76%) Degree
14 254 (7.44%) Agile Software Development
15 251 (7.35%) Front Office
16 227 (6.65%) UNIX
17 225 (6.59%) Business Analysis
18 223 (6.53%) Linux
19 213 (6.24%) MS Excel
20 206 (6.04%) ITIL
21 197 (5.77%) PRINCE2
22 185 (5.42%) Financial Institution
23 184 (5.39%) Migration
24 181 (5.30%) Derivative
25 175 (5.13%) Asset Management
26 164 (4.81%) TDD
27 163 (4.78%) MS Office
28 159 (4.66%) Scrum
29 157 (4.60%) Fixed Income
30 156 (4.57%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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
1 129 (3.78%) SharePoint
2 54 (1.58%) CMS
3 51 (1.49%) WebLogic
4 45 (1.32%) WebSphere
5 44 (1.29%) SAS
6 35 (1.03%) IIS
7 34 (1.00%) Oracle Coherence
8 32 (0.94%) MS Exchange
9 30 (0.88%) Tomcat
9 30 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
10 29 (0.85%) Apache
11 21 (0.62%) IBM Notes
12 20 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
13 19 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
13 19 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
14 17 (0.50%) Lync
14 17 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
15 16 (0.47%) Umbraco
16 14 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
16 14 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 213 (6.24%) MS Excel
2 163 (4.78%) MS Office
3 103 (3.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 81 (2.37%) MS Project
5 60 (1.76%) MS Visio
6 31 (0.91%) Photoshop
7 28 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
8 17 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
10 5 (0.15%) InDesign
11 4 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
11 4 (0.12%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.088%) Mathematica
12 3 (0.088%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.059%) PowerPivot
13 2 (0.059%) RoboHelp
14 1 (0.029%) Stata
14 1 (0.029%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 55 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
2 44 (1.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 35 (1.03%) Markit EDM
4 26 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
5 24 (0.70%) Oracle General Ledger
6 23 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
7 20 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
8 19 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
9 18 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
9 18 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
10 16 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 16 (0.47%) Agresso
11 15 (0.44%) SAP CO
11 15 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
12 13 (0.38%) SAP FI
13 12 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
13 12 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
13 12 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
14 11 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 11 (0.32%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 23 (0.67%) SaaS
2 12 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.15%) Force.com
4 4 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.12%) PaaS
4 4 (0.12%) GitHub
5 3 (0.088%) IaaS
6 2 (0.059%) Taleo
7 1 (0.029%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.029%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.029%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.029%) Responsys
7 1 (0.029%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 80 (2.34%) Firewall
2 56 (1.64%) SAN
3 38 (1.11%) DNS
4 37 (1.08%) TCP/IP
5 31 (0.91%) WAN
6 30 (0.88%) Intranet
7 29 (0.85%) Internet
8 27 (0.79%) LAN
8 27 (0.79%) HTTP
9 20 (0.59%) VoIP
9 20 (0.59%) Network Security
9 20 (0.59%) Multicast
10 19 (0.56%) NetScaler
10 19 (0.56%) SSL
11 18 (0.53%) NAS
12 17 (0.50%) VLAN
13 15 (0.44%) EIGRP
13 15 (0.44%) LDAP
14 13 (0.38%) BGP
15 12 (0.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 336 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 129 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
3 113 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 107 (3.14%) Oracle Database
5 102 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 87 (2.55%) Relational Database
7 78 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 58 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 50 (1.46%) QlikView
10 47 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
11 46 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
12 42 (1.23%) RDBMS
13 35 (1.03%) MS Access
14 33 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
15 31 (0.91%) MySQL
16 29 (0.85%) Data Mining
17 27 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
18 25 (0.73%) OLAP
19 23 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
20 22 (0.64%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 71 (2.08%) Maven
2 60 (1.76%) Selenium
3 57 (1.67%) JIRA
4 55 (1.61%) JUnit
5 48 (1.41%) Visual Studio
6 40 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 36 (1.05%) Jenkins
7 36 (1.05%) Subversion
8 35 (1.03%) Ant
9 30 (0.88%) Git (software)
10 27 (0.79%) Cucumber
11 25 (0.73%) NUnit
12 21 (0.62%) Eclipse
12 21 (0.62%) WebDriver
13 20 (0.59%) QuickTest Pro
14 19 (0.56%) TeamCity
15 17 (0.50%) FitNesse
15 17 (0.50%) Apache Ivy
16 15 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
17 14 (0.41%) JBehave
General
1 1204 (35.28%) Banking
2 442 (12.95%) Investment Banking
3 251 (7.35%) Front Office
4 185 (5.42%) Financial Institution
5 142 (4.16%) Retail
6 112 (3.28%) Legal
7 80 (2.34%) Telecoms
8 79 (2.31%) Back Office
9 73 (2.14%) Marketing
10 65 (1.90%) Advertising
11 61 (1.79%) Retail Banking
12 28 (0.82%) Billing
12 28 (0.82%) Publishing
12 28 (0.82%) Manufacturing
12 28 (0.82%) General Ledger
13 23 (0.67%) Games
14 22 (0.64%) Law
15 19 (0.56%) French Language
16 18 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
17 15 (0.44%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 877 (25.70%) Analyst
2 720 (21.10%) Developer
3 434 (12.72%) Business Analyst
4 376 (11.02%) Project Manager
5 169 (4.95%) Consultant
6 152 (4.45%) Java Developer
7 141 (4.13%) Architect
8 103 (3.02%) Support Analyst
9 98 (2.87%) C# Developer
10 76 (2.23%) Administrator
11 75 (2.20%) Programme Manager
12 74 (2.17%) Senior Analyst
13 68 (1.99%) Senior Developer
14 63 (1.85%) .NET Developer
15 61 (1.79%) Applications Support
16 60 (1.76%) Data Analyst
17 57 (1.67%) Test Analyst
18 56 (1.64%) Business Manager
19 54 (1.58%) Test Manager
20 52 (1.52%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 302 (8.85%) .NET
2 151 (4.42%) HTML
3 137 (4.01%) Web Services
4 123 (3.60%) CSS
5 119 (3.49%) Spring
6 107 (3.14%) XML
7 95 (2.78%) ASP.NET
8 80 (2.34%) jQuery
9 74 (2.17%) JMS
10 69 (2.02%) Hibernate
11 67 (1.96%) WPF
12 65 (1.90%) HTML5
13 59 (1.73%) Middleware
14 56 (1.64%) J2EE
15 55 (1.61%) CSS3
16 47 (1.38%) SOAP
16 47 (1.38%) .NET Framework
16 47 (1.38%) Java EE
17 44 (1.29%) WCF
18 40 (1.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 181 (5.30%) Derivative
2 157 (4.60%) Fixed Income
3 152 (4.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 90 (2.64%) Credit Risk
5 79 (2.31%) Equities
6 74 (2.17%) Management Information System
7 60 (1.76%) Mathematics
8 55 (1.61%) Computer Science
9 49 (1.44%) Market Risk
10 41 (1.20%) Blackberry
11 35 (1.03%) Hedge funds
12 33 (0.97%) iPad
13 29 (0.85%) PMI
14 28 (0.82%) Clustering
15 24 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
16 23 (0.67%) Mobile App
16 23 (0.67%) Economics
16 23 (0.67%) Replication
16 23 (0.67%) Statistics
17 22 (0.64%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 342 (10.02%) Windows
2 227 (6.65%) UNIX
3 223 (6.53%) Linux
4 104 (3.05%) Windows 7
5 66 (1.93%) Solaris
6 63 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 50 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 41 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 38 (1.11%) Windows XP
10 20 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (0.59%) Apple iOS
11 19 (0.56%) Android
12 11 (0.32%) zOS
13 9 (0.26%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.23%) AIX
15 6 (0.18%) CentOS
15 6 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.12%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.088%) SUSE
17 3 (0.088%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 407 (11.92%) Project Management
2 298 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 254 (7.44%) Agile Software Development
4 225 (6.59%) Business Analysis
5 206 (6.04%) ITIL
6 197 (5.77%) PRINCE2
7 184 (5.39%) Migration
8 175 (5.13%) Asset Management
9 164 (4.81%) TDD
10 159 (4.66%) Scrum
11 150 (4.39%) Business Intelligence
12 149 (4.37%) Risk Management
13 133 (3.90%) Data Modelling
13 133 (3.90%) User Acceptance Testing
14 127 (3.72%) Analytics
15 119 (3.49%) ETL
16 117 (3.43%) OO
16 117 (3.43%) Change Management
17 104 (3.05%) MVC
18 99 (2.90%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 637 (18.66%) SQL
2 395 (11.57%) Java
3 271 (7.94%) C#
4 156 (4.57%) JavaScript
5 101 (2.96%) C++
5 101 (2.96%) VBA
6 94 (2.75%) PL/SQL
7 93 (2.72%) Python
8 91 (2.67%) T-SQL
9 78 (2.29%) Perl
10 62 (1.82%) Shell Script
11 44 (1.29%) Ruby
12 42 (1.23%) C
13 41 (1.20%) Bash Shell
14 40 (1.17%) PowerShell
15 29 (0.85%) PHP
16 21 (0.62%) VBScript
16 21 (0.62%) VB
17 14 (0.41%) Scala
18 11 (0.32%) Korn
Qualifications
1 265 (7.76%) Degree
2 65 (1.90%) Security Cleared
3 55 (1.61%) ISEB
4 47 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (1.26%) PMI Certification
6 42 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 38 (1.11%) CCNP
7 38 (1.11%) CISSP
8 32 (0.94%) SC Cleared
9 31 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
10 25 (0.73%) PMP
10 25 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
11 22 (0.64%) PhD
12 18 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
12 18 (0.53%) CISA
12 18 (0.53%) MBA
13 17 (0.50%) CISM
13 17 (0.50%) DV Cleared
14 16 (0.47%) ISTQB
15 15 (0.44%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (4.31%) QA
2 52 (1.52%) ISO 9001
3 42 (1.23%) SLA
4 29 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 26 (0.76%) Data Quality
6 25 (0.73%) EMIR
7 20 (0.59%) Dodd-Frank
8 18 (0.53%) Basel III
9 9 (0.26%) Solvency II
9 9 (0.26%) COREP
9 9 (0.26%) FATCA
9 9 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 8 (0.23%) CRD IV
11 7 (0.21%) AIFMD
11 7 (0.21%) COBIT
12 6 (0.18%) MiFID
12 6 (0.18%) PCI DSS
13 4 (0.12%) Basel II
14 3 (0.088%) BS7799
14 3 (0.088%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 128 (3.75%) Active Directory
2 55 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
4 34 (1.00%) XenApp
5 21 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
6 18 (0.53%) VMware ESX
7 12 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
7 12 (0.35%) vCloud
8 10 (0.29%) Hyper-V
9 9 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 8 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.23%) RACF
11 7 (0.21%) Xen
11 7 (0.21%) XenServer
12 6 (0.18%) KVM
12 6 (0.18%) vSphere
13 5 (0.15%) ACF2
13 5 (0.15%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 5 (0.15%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 38 (1.11%) SCCM
1 38 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
2 34 (1.00%) Puppet
3 31 (0.91%) Control-M
4 22 (0.64%) NetBackup
5 19 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (0.53%) Tivoli
7 17 (0.50%) Data Guard
8 16 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 13 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
9 13 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
10 12 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
11 11 (0.32%) Cisco UCCE
11 11 (0.32%) Cisco UCCX
11 11 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 9 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
13 8 (0.23%) Nagios
14 4 (0.12%) ServiceCenter
14 4 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
15 3 (0.088%) Salt
Vendors
1 480 (14.06%) Oracle
2 334 (9.79%) Microsoft
3 111 (3.25%) SAP
4 106 (3.11%) Citrix
5 100 (2.93%) Cisco
6 95 (2.78%) VMware
7 89 (2.61%) Sybase
8 69 (2.02%) HP
9 62 (1.82%) Business Objects
10 58 (1.70%) Red Hat
11 51 (1.49%) IBM
12 44 (1.29%) Cognos
13 40 (1.17%) CheckPoint
14 38 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
14 38 (1.11%) Informatica
15 35 (1.03%) NetApp
16 33 (0.97%) EMC
17 32 (0.94%) Bloomberg
18 28 (0.82%) Juniper
19 27 (0.79%) Hyperion
City, London
Vertical IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
QUANTICA
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £375 per day Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Vertical IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
QUANTICA
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 300
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £650 per day - initial 6 month contract
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Posted: 2 days ago
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Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago