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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1686 2124 2350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 28.18% 29.21% 33.32%
As % of the General category 54.72% 51.82% 56.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1280 1549 1706
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 £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 29 30
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £16.90 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £29.30 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
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
3081 4099 4191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.49% 56.37% 59.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2358 3046 3134
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 65 58
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £17.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.15 £52.00 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 1104 (33.26%) Banking
2 622 (18.74%) SQL
3 480 (14.46%) Oracle
4 467 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
5 418 (12.59%) Windows
6 381 (11.48%) Microsoft
7 373 (11.24%) Investment Banking
8 371 (11.18%) Project Management
9 348 (10.49%) Java
10 314 (9.46%) SQL Server
11 287 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
12 260 (7.83%) .NET
12 260 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
13 258 (7.77%) Linux
14 252 (7.59%) C#
15 248 (7.47%) UNIX
15 248 (7.47%) MS Excel
16 244 (7.35%) Front Office
17 214 (6.45%) Degree
18 203 (6.12%) Migration
19 199 (6.00%) Business Analysis
20 184 (5.54%) HTML
21 178 (5.36%) Active Directory
22 174 (5.24%) ITIL
23 173 (5.21%) JavaScript
24 167 (5.03%) PRINCE2
25 165 (4.97%) MS Office
26 154 (4.64%) Business Intelligence
27 152 (4.58%) Scrum
27 152 (4.58%) Financial Institution

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 106 (3.19%) SharePoint
2 52 (1.57%) WebLogic
3 50 (1.51%) WebSphere
4 48 (1.45%) MS Exchange
5 46 (1.39%) CMS
6 44 (1.33%) SAS
7 31 (0.93%) Tomcat
8 28 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
9 26 (0.78%) IIS
10 23 (0.69%) Apache
11 21 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
12 20 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
13 19 (0.57%) IBM Notes
13 19 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 19 (0.57%) Oracle Coherence
14 18 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
15 17 (0.51%) Umbraco
15 17 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
15 17 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
16 15 (0.45%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 248 (7.47%) MS Excel
2 165 (4.97%) MS Office
3 104 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 77 (2.32%) MS Project
5 53 (1.60%) MS Visio
6 31 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
7 25 (0.75%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.12%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.090%) InDesign
10 3 (0.090%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.090%) SPSS
11 2 (0.060%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.060%) Mathematica
11 2 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.060%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.030%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.030%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.030%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.030%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 65 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
2 52 (1.57%) Oracle EBS R12
3 36 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
4 33 (0.99%) Markit EDM
5 30 (0.90%) Oracle General Ledger
6 26 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
6 26 (0.78%) Oracle Receivables
7 21 (0.63%) Oracle Assets
7 21 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 18 (0.54%) Agresso
8 18 (0.54%) Oracle Cash Management
8 18 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
9 15 (0.45%) Documaker
9 15 (0.45%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 15 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
9 15 (0.45%) CODA-Financials
10 14 (0.42%) Oracle iProcurement
11 13 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
11 13 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
12 11 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 25 (0.75%) SaaS
2 12 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.21%) Office 365
4 6 (0.18%) Force.com
5 5 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.090%) PaaS
6 3 (0.090%) IaaS
7 2 (0.060%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.060%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.030%) Taleo
8 1 (0.030%) GitHub
8 1 (0.030%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.030%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 122 (3.68%) Firewall
2 53 (1.60%) DNS
3 52 (1.57%) TCP/IP
4 49 (1.48%) WAN
5 48 (1.45%) SAN
6 45 (1.36%) LAN
7 43 (1.30%) Internet
8 38 (1.14%) BGP
9 36 (1.08%) Multicast
10 33 (0.99%) VPN
11 32 (0.96%) Network Security
12 26 (0.78%) Intranet
13 25 (0.75%) MPLS
13 25 (0.75%) OSPF
14 24 (0.72%) SSL
14 24 (0.72%) DHCP
15 23 (0.69%) HTTP
15 23 (0.69%) VLAN
16 22 (0.66%) EIGRP
16 22 (0.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 314 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 139 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
3 102 (3.07%) Relational Database
4 96 (2.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 94 (2.83%) Oracle Database
6 85 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 70 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 48 (1.45%) RDBMS
9 46 (1.39%) QlikView
10 42 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 40 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
12 38 (1.14%) Oracle BI EE
13 35 (1.05%) MySQL
14 33 (0.99%) Oracle ODI
15 30 (0.90%) MS Access
15 30 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
15 30 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
16 29 (0.87%) Data Mining
17 27 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
17 27 (0.81%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 78 (2.35%) JIRA
2 48 (1.45%) Subversion
3 43 (1.30%) Maven
4 42 (1.27%) Visual Studio
5 41 (1.24%) Selenium
6 39 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 35 (1.05%) NUnit
8 28 (0.84%) JUnit
9 27 (0.81%) Git (software)
10 22 (0.66%) FitNesse
11 21 (0.63%) Cucumber
12 20 (0.60%) QuickTest Pro
13 19 (0.57%) Ant
14 17 (0.51%) TeamCity
15 16 (0.48%) Jenkins
16 15 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
16 15 (0.45%) Eclipse
17 13 (0.39%) MSTest
18 12 (0.36%) Mercurial
18 12 (0.36%) MSI
General
1 1104 (33.26%) Banking
2 373 (11.24%) Investment Banking
3 244 (7.35%) Front Office
4 152 (4.58%) Financial Institution
5 143 (4.31%) Retail
6 102 (3.07%) Advertising
7 101 (3.04%) Legal
8 97 (2.92%) Telecoms
9 83 (2.50%) Back Office
10 82 (2.47%) Marketing
11 57 (1.72%) Retail Banking
12 38 (1.14%) General Ledger
13 34 (1.02%) Manufacturing
14 33 (0.99%) Billing
15 27 (0.81%) Law
16 25 (0.75%) Publishing
17 23 (0.69%) Games
18 20 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
19 19 (0.57%) Electronics
20 16 (0.48%) French Language
Job Titles
1 814 (24.53%) Analyst
2 704 (21.21%) Developer
3 362 (10.91%) Business Analyst
4 335 (10.09%) Project Manager
5 216 (6.51%) Consultant
6 175 (5.27%) Architect
7 128 (3.86%) Java Developer
8 117 (3.53%) Support Analyst
9 79 (2.38%) C# Developer
10 77 (2.32%) Senior Developer
11 73 (2.20%) Applications Support
12 72 (2.17%) Programme Manager
13 71 (2.14%) Senior Analyst
14 68 (2.05%) Data Analyst
15 61 (1.84%) Administrator
16 58 (1.75%) SQL Developer
17 54 (1.63%) .NET Developer
18 53 (1.60%) Senior Manager
19 50 (1.51%) Solutions Architect
20 49 (1.48%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 260 (7.83%) .NET
2 184 (5.54%) HTML
3 127 (3.83%) CSS
4 118 (3.56%) XML
5 114 (3.43%) Web Services
6 85 (2.56%) Middleware
7 80 (2.41%) HTML5
8 76 (2.29%) Spring
9 74 (2.23%) ASP.NET
10 66 (1.99%) WPF
11 65 (1.96%) jQuery
12 54 (1.63%) .NET Framework
13 52 (1.57%) JMS
14 48 (1.45%) WCF
15 47 (1.42%) J2EE
16 43 (1.30%) CSS3
17 42 (1.27%) Hibernate
18 41 (1.24%) AngularJS
19 33 (0.99%) WinForms
19 33 (0.99%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 260 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 130 (3.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 129 (3.89%) Derivative
4 114 (3.43%) Fixed Income
5 85 (2.56%) User Experience
6 68 (2.05%) Management Information System
7 65 (1.96%) Equities
8 59 (1.78%) Credit Risk
9 58 (1.75%) Computer Science
10 42 (1.27%) Market Risk
11 41 (1.24%) Blackberry
12 38 (1.14%) Mathematics
12 38 (1.14%) SWIFT
12 38 (1.14%) Hedge funds
13 35 (1.05%) Data Structures
14 34 (1.02%) Replication
15 31 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
16 26 (0.78%) Clustering
17 25 (0.75%) Mobile Banking
17 25 (0.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 418 (12.59%) Windows
2 258 (7.77%) Linux
3 248 (7.47%) UNIX
4 108 (3.25%) Windows 7
5 86 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 56 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 49 (1.48%) Solaris
9 35 (1.05%) Windows XP
10 26 (0.78%) Apple iOS
11 21 (0.63%) Android
12 20 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (0.42%) Windows 8
13 14 (0.42%) AIX
14 13 (0.39%) zOS
15 6 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (0.12%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.12%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.12%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 467 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
2 371 (11.18%) Project Management
3 287 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 203 (6.12%) Migration
5 199 (6.00%) Business Analysis
6 174 (5.24%) ITIL
7 167 (5.03%) PRINCE2
8 154 (4.64%) Business Intelligence
9 152 (4.58%) Scrum
10 147 (4.43%) User Acceptance Testing
11 144 (4.34%) Risk Management
12 141 (4.25%) TDD
13 132 (3.98%) Asset Management
14 126 (3.80%) Data Modelling
15 119 (3.59%) ETL
16 117 (3.53%) Change Management
17 108 (3.25%) CRM
18 103 (3.10%) Analytics
19 102 (3.07%) OO
20 99 (2.98%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 622 (18.74%) SQL
2 348 (10.49%) Java
3 252 (7.59%) C#
4 173 (5.21%) JavaScript
5 97 (2.92%) PL/SQL
6 96 (2.89%) Python
7 92 (2.77%) C++
8 89 (2.68%) T-SQL
8 89 (2.68%) VBA
9 75 (2.26%) Shell Script
10 69 (2.08%) Perl
11 53 (1.60%) PowerShell
12 48 (1.45%) Bash Shell
13 43 (1.30%) VB
14 39 (1.18%) C
15 30 (0.90%) Ruby
16 26 (0.78%) PHP
17 23 (0.69%) Scala
18 17 (0.51%) VBScript
18 17 (0.51%) Jython
Qualifications
1 214 (6.45%) Degree
2 63 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
3 57 (1.72%) ISEB
4 52 (1.57%) Security Cleared
5 46 (1.39%) CCNP
5 46 (1.39%) CISSP
6 39 (1.18%) PMI Certification
7 35 (1.05%) SC Cleared
8 32 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 30 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 27 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
11 22 (0.66%) PMP
12 19 (0.57%) MCSE
13 14 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
14 13 (0.39%) ACCA
14 13 (0.39%) ISTQB
15 12 (0.36%) CISA
15 12 (0.36%) CCA
16 11 (0.33%) CISM
16 11 (0.33%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (3.28%) QA
2 38 (1.14%) SLA
3 35 (1.05%) ISO 9001
4 34 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 21 (0.63%) Data Quality
6 16 (0.48%) EMIR
7 15 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
7 15 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (0.36%) COBIT
8 12 (0.36%) Solvency II
9 11 (0.33%) Basel III
10 9 (0.27%) PCI DSS
11 7 (0.21%) COREP
12 5 (0.15%) FINREP
12 5 (0.15%) Basel II
12 5 (0.15%) GAAP
13 4 (0.12%) P3O
13 4 (0.12%) FATCA
14 3 (0.090%) MiFID
14 3 (0.090%) CRD IV
System Software
1 178 (5.36%) Active Directory
2 63 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (1.39%) XenApp
4 43 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
5 27 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
6 21 (0.63%) vSphere
7 19 (0.57%) XenDesktop
8 16 (0.48%) VMware ESX
9 15 (0.45%) Hyper-V
10 13 (0.39%) RACF
11 12 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
12 10 (0.30%) Xen
13 9 (0.27%) ACF2
14 8 (0.24%) NFS
14 8 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 6 (0.18%) ProxySG
16 5 (0.15%) Snort
16 5 (0.15%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.15%) Veritas File System
16 5 (0.15%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 63 (1.90%) SCCM
2 52 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
3 43 (1.30%) Control-M
4 28 (0.84%) Puppet
5 20 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 20 (0.60%) Tivoli
5 20 (0.60%) BMC PATROL
6 19 (0.57%) Oracle Identity Management
7 16 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (0.45%) SCOM
9 14 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
10 13 (0.39%) Data Guard
10 13 (0.39%) NetBackup
11 11 (0.33%) Nagios
12 10 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 8 (0.24%) Cisco UCCE
13 8 (0.24%) Cisco UCCX
14 6 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
14 6 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
15 5 (0.15%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 480 (14.46%) Oracle
2 381 (11.48%) Microsoft
3 141 (4.25%) Cisco
4 125 (3.77%) VMware
5 123 (3.71%) Citrix
6 111 (3.34%) SAP
7 92 (2.77%) Sybase
8 74 (2.23%) HP
9 64 (1.93%) Business Objects
10 62 (1.87%) CheckPoint
11 59 (1.78%) IBM
12 58 (1.75%) Juniper
13 57 (1.72%) Red Hat
14 42 (1.27%) Informatica
14 42 (1.27%) F5
15 41 (1.24%) Cognos
16 36 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
17 34 (1.02%) Remedy
18 33 (0.99%) Siebel
19 31 (0.93%) Bloomberg
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