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 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1634 2174 2676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 27.89% 30.28% 33.99%
As % of the General category 54.21% 51.72% 55.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1206 1576 1948
Average daily rate
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£475 £461 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.98% +0.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 37 41
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £14.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £48.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
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
3014 4203 4780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.45% 58.55% 60.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2238 3106 3537
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 68 76
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.93 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.58% +4.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.16 £58.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £20.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+23.17% -29.31%

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 September 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 23 September 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 1125 (34.25%) Banking
2 616 (18.75%) SQL
3 493 (15.01%) Oracle
4 449 (13.67%) Agile Software Development
5 400 (12.18%) Windows
6 387 (11.78%) Investment Banking
7 373 (11.35%) Project Management
8 372 (11.32%) Microsoft
9 334 (10.17%) SQL Server
10 331 (10.08%) Java
11 288 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
12 259 (7.88%) C#
12 259 (7.88%) .NET
13 247 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
14 245 (7.46%) Linux
15 237 (7.21%) Degree
16 233 (7.09%) MS Excel
17 226 (6.88%) Front Office
18 225 (6.85%) UNIX
19 210 (6.39%) Business Analysis
20 198 (6.03%) Migration
21 188 (5.72%) ITIL
22 172 (5.24%) Active Directory
23 167 (5.08%) PRINCE2
24 166 (5.05%) HTML
25 158 (4.81%) Business Intelligence
26 156 (4.75%) Financial Institution
27 155 (4.72%) JavaScript
27 155 (4.72%) MS Office
28 148 (4.51%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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
1 117 (3.56%) SharePoint
2 53 (1.61%) WebSphere
3 50 (1.52%) WebLogic
4 45 (1.37%) MS Exchange
4 45 (1.37%) CMS
5 40 (1.22%) SAS
6 32 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
7 31 (0.94%) Tomcat
8 28 (0.85%) IIS
9 25 (0.76%) Oracle Coherence
10 23 (0.70%) Apache
10 23 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
11 20 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
12 19 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
12 19 (0.58%) IBM Notes
13 18 (0.55%) Umbraco
13 18 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
13 18 (0.55%) Oracle Service Bus
14 16 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 14 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 233 (7.09%) MS Excel
2 155 (4.72%) MS Office
3 112 (3.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 83 (2.53%) MS Project
5 56 (1.70%) MS Visio
6 34 (1.04%) Photoshop
7 32 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
8 20 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
10 6 (0.18%) InDesign
11 4 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
11 4 (0.12%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.091%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.091%) PowerPivot
13 2 (0.061%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.061%) Mathematica
13 2 (0.061%) SPSS
13 2 (0.061%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 62 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
2 51 (1.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 34 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
4 33 (1.00%) Markit EDM
5 32 (0.97%) Oracle General Ledger
6 26 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
6 26 (0.79%) Oracle Receivables
7 23 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 21 (0.64%) Oracle Assets
9 19 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
10 16 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
11 15 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
11 15 (0.46%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 14 (0.43%) Oracle iProcurement
12 14 (0.43%) Agresso
12 14 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
12 14 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
13 12 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
13 12 (0.37%) Documaker
14 10 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 25 (0.76%) SaaS
2 14 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.18%) Office 365
3 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.091%) Force.com
5 3 (0.091%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.091%) PaaS
6 2 (0.061%) GitHub
6 2 (0.061%) IaaS
7 1 (0.030%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.030%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.030%) Responsys
7 1 (0.030%) Taleo
7 1 (0.030%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 117 (3.56%) Firewall
2 55 (1.67%) SAN
3 50 (1.52%) DNS
4 45 (1.37%) TCP/IP
4 45 (1.37%) WAN
5 41 (1.25%) LAN
5 41 (1.25%) Multicast
6 35 (1.07%) Internet
6 35 (1.07%) BGP
7 29 (0.88%) VPN
8 28 (0.85%) SSL
9 27 (0.82%) Network Security
10 26 (0.79%) Intranet
10 26 (0.79%) EIGRP
11 24 (0.73%) VLAN
12 22 (0.67%) OSPF
12 22 (0.67%) HTTP
13 21 (0.64%) MPLS
14 20 (0.61%) DHCP
14 20 (0.61%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 334 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 136 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
3 103 (3.14%) Oracle Database
4 94 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 94 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 92 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 74 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 51 (1.55%) QlikView
8 46 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
9 43 (1.31%) RDBMS
10 42 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 37 (1.13%) Oracle BI EE
11 37 (1.13%) MySQL
12 34 (1.04%) MS Access
13 32 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
13 32 (0.97%) Oracle ODI
14 30 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
15 27 (0.82%) Data Mining
16 25 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
17 24 (0.73%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 72 (2.19%) JIRA
2 50 (1.52%) Selenium
3 49 (1.49%) Subversion
4 45 (1.37%) Visual Studio
5 41 (1.25%) Maven
6 40 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 33 (1.00%) JUnit
8 32 (0.97%) Git (software)
9 27 (0.82%) NUnit
10 26 (0.79%) Cucumber
11 22 (0.67%) Jenkins
11 22 (0.67%) FitNesse
12 20 (0.61%) QuickTest Pro
13 18 (0.55%) Eclipse
13 18 (0.55%) TeamCity
14 15 (0.46%) WebDriver
15 14 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
15 14 (0.43%) Ant
16 13 (0.40%) JMeter
17 12 (0.37%) Mercurial
General
1 1125 (34.25%) Banking
2 387 (11.78%) Investment Banking
3 226 (6.88%) Front Office
4 156 (4.75%) Financial Institution
5 137 (4.17%) Retail
6 97 (2.95%) Telecoms
7 96 (2.92%) Legal
8 87 (2.65%) Marketing
9 85 (2.59%) Advertising
10 78 (2.37%) Back Office
11 58 (1.77%) Retail Banking
12 39 (1.19%) General Ledger
13 37 (1.13%) Manufacturing
14 31 (0.94%) Billing
15 29 (0.88%) Publishing
16 27 (0.82%) Games
17 25 (0.76%) Corporate Banking
18 21 (0.64%) Electronics
19 17 (0.52%) Law
20 16 (0.49%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 824 (25.08%) Analyst
2 672 (20.46%) Developer
3 378 (11.51%) Business Analyst
4 333 (10.14%) Project Manager
5 198 (6.03%) Consultant
6 173 (5.27%) Architect
7 125 (3.81%) Java Developer
8 109 (3.32%) Support Analyst
9 76 (2.31%) C# Developer
10 74 (2.25%) Data Analyst
11 72 (2.19%) Applications Support
12 70 (2.13%) Programme Manager
13 68 (2.07%) Senior Analyst
14 63 (1.92%) Administrator
14 63 (1.92%) Senior Developer
15 58 (1.77%) Solutions Architect
15 58 (1.77%) .NET Developer
16 56 (1.70%) Designer
17 55 (1.67%) Senior Manager
18 49 (1.49%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (7.88%) .NET
2 166 (5.05%) HTML
3 132 (4.02%) XML
4 123 (3.74%) CSS
5 120 (3.65%) Web Services
6 84 (2.56%) ASP.NET
6 84 (2.56%) Spring
7 73 (2.22%) Middleware
8 67 (2.04%) HTML5
9 61 (1.86%) jQuery
10 59 (1.80%) WPF
11 51 (1.55%) JMS
12 50 (1.52%) .NET Framework
13 49 (1.49%) J2EE
14 47 (1.43%) WCF
15 46 (1.40%) Hibernate
16 41 (1.25%) CSS3
17 38 (1.16%) AngularJS
18 36 (1.10%) SOAP
19 31 (0.94%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 247 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
2 125 (3.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 122 (3.71%) Derivative
4 107 (3.26%) Fixed Income
5 78 (2.37%) User Experience
6 66 (2.01%) Management Information System
6 66 (2.01%) Credit Risk
7 58 (1.77%) Equities
8 56 (1.70%) Computer Science
9 44 (1.34%) Market Risk
10 40 (1.22%) Blackberry
11 37 (1.13%) Mathematics
11 37 (1.13%) Hedge funds
12 33 (1.00%) SWIFT
13 30 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
14 27 (0.82%) Replication
15 26 (0.79%) PMI
16 25 (0.76%) Clustering
17 22 (0.67%) Mainframe
17 22 (0.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 400 (12.18%) Windows
2 245 (7.46%) Linux
3 225 (6.85%) UNIX
4 103 (3.14%) Windows 7
5 77 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 57 (1.74%) Solaris
7 56 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 35 (1.07%) Windows XP
9 24 (0.73%) Apple iOS
10 19 (0.58%) Android
11 16 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (0.43%) AIX
13 12 (0.37%) Windows 8
14 11 (0.33%) zOS
15 6 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.12%) HPUX
16 4 (0.12%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.091%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 449 (13.67%) Agile Software Development
2 373 (11.35%) Project Management
3 288 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 210 (6.39%) Business Analysis
5 198 (6.03%) Migration
6 188 (5.72%) ITIL
7 167 (5.08%) PRINCE2
8 158 (4.81%) Business Intelligence
9 148 (4.51%) TDD
10 145 (4.41%) Asset Management
11 141 (4.29%) Scrum
12 140 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
13 139 (4.23%) Risk Management
14 129 (3.93%) Data Modelling
15 123 (3.74%) ETL
16 113 (3.44%) OO
17 108 (3.29%) Change Management
18 107 (3.26%) CRM
19 101 (3.07%) MVC
20 97 (2.95%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 616 (18.75%) SQL
2 331 (10.08%) Java
3 259 (7.88%) C#
4 155 (4.72%) JavaScript
5 95 (2.89%) VBA
6 94 (2.86%) Python
7 91 (2.77%) T-SQL
7 91 (2.77%) PL/SQL
8 87 (2.65%) C++
9 65 (1.98%) Shell Script
10 64 (1.95%) Perl
11 50 (1.52%) PowerShell
12 46 (1.40%) Bash Shell
13 42 (1.28%) C
14 37 (1.13%) Ruby
15 32 (0.97%) VB
16 29 (0.88%) PHP
17 21 (0.64%) VBScript
17 21 (0.64%) Scala
18 16 (0.49%) XAML
Qualifications
1 237 (7.21%) Degree
2 66 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
3 60 (1.83%) ISEB
4 57 (1.74%) Security Cleared
5 50 (1.52%) CCNP
6 45 (1.37%) CISSP
7 38 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 36 (1.10%) SC Cleared
9 35 (1.07%) PMI Certification
10 31 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
11 27 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
12 19 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
13 18 (0.55%) ISTQB
14 16 (0.49%) MCSE
14 16 (0.49%) PMP
15 14 (0.43%) CCA
15 14 (0.43%) CISA
16 12 (0.37%) CISM
17 11 (0.33%) CIMA
17 11 (0.33%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (3.53%) QA
2 36 (1.10%) ISO 9001
3 30 (0.91%) SLA
3 30 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 26 (0.79%) Data Quality
5 21 (0.64%) EMIR
6 16 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
7 15 (0.46%) Basel III
8 14 (0.43%) Solvency II
8 14 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 11 (0.33%) COBIT
10 8 (0.24%) PCI DSS
11 7 (0.21%) COREP
12 6 (0.18%) FATCA
13 4 (0.12%) CRD IV
13 4 (0.12%) Basel II
13 4 (0.12%) AIFMD
14 3 (0.091%) MiFID
15 2 (0.061%) P3O
15 2 (0.061%) FINREP
System Software
1 172 (5.24%) Active Directory
2 56 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (1.52%) XenApp
4 48 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
5 25 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 21 (0.64%) vSphere
7 16 (0.49%) VMware ESX
8 15 (0.46%) XenDesktop
9 13 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
10 12 (0.37%) Hyper-V
11 11 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 11 (0.33%) RACF
12 8 (0.24%) ProxySG
12 8 (0.24%) Xen
12 8 (0.24%) ACF2
13 7 (0.21%) Veritas File System
14 6 (0.18%) vCloud
14 6 (0.18%) NFS
15 5 (0.15%) Snort
15 5 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 61 (1.86%) SCCM
2 50 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
3 44 (1.34%) Control-M
4 27 (0.82%) Puppet
5 21 (0.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 20 (0.61%) BMC PATROL
6 20 (0.61%) NetBackup
7 19 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Management
8 16 (0.49%) Data Guard
8 16 (0.49%) Tivoli
9 14 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
10 13 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (0.33%) Cisco UCCX
11 11 (0.33%) Cisco UCCE
11 11 (0.33%) Nagios
12 9 (0.27%) SCOM
13 8 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
14 6 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 6 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 5 (0.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 493 (15.01%) Oracle
2 372 (11.32%) Microsoft
3 135 (4.11%) Cisco
4 128 (3.90%) Citrix
5 117 (3.56%) VMware
6 103 (3.14%) SAP
7 83 (2.53%) Sybase
8 78 (2.37%) HP
9 66 (2.01%) CheckPoint
10 60 (1.83%) Red Hat
10 60 (1.83%) Business Objects
11 59 (1.80%) IBM
12 58 (1.77%) Juniper
13 44 (1.34%) Informatica
14 43 (1.31%) F5
15 42 (1.28%) Cognos
16 32 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
16 32 (0.97%) Remedy
17 28 (0.85%) Siebel
18 27 (0.82%) EMC
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