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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1623 2167 2643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 27.54% 29.44% 33.88%
As % of the General category 54.19% 50.35% 55.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1201 1594 1961
Average daily rate
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£475 £454 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £316 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £607 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 40 39
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.21 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.43% -1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £14.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £48.00 £47.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
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
2995 4304 4724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 50.82% 58.48% 60.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2218 3201 3547
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 £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 63 70
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.93 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.19% -0.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.02 £59.00 £52.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.11% -25.00%

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 2 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 2 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 1133 (34.51%) Banking
2 613 (18.67%) SQL
3 488 (14.86%) Oracle
4 402 (12.24%) Investment Banking
5 376 (11.45%) Windows
6 375 (11.42%) Project Management
7 353 (10.75%) Microsoft
8 343 (10.45%) Java
9 330 (10.05%) SQL Server
10 284 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
11 265 (8.07%) C#
12 261 (7.95%) .NET
13 253 (7.71%) Degree
14 246 (7.49%) Agile Software Development
15 236 (7.19%) Linux
16 227 (6.91%) Front Office
17 224 (6.82%) MS Excel
18 223 (6.79%) UNIX
19 205 (6.24%) Business Analysis
20 188 (5.73%) Migration
21 185 (5.64%) ITIL
22 171 (5.21%) PRINCE2
23 169 (5.15%) Financial Institution
24 166 (5.06%) Active Directory
25 162 (4.93%) Business Intelligence
25 162 (4.93%) HTML
26 159 (4.84%) MS Office
27 151 (4.60%) JavaScript
28 147 (4.48%) Scrum
28 147 (4.48%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 2 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
1 112 (3.41%) SharePoint
2 53 (1.61%) WebLogic
2 53 (1.61%) CMS
3 52 (1.58%) WebSphere
4 42 (1.28%) SAS
5 41 (1.25%) MS Exchange
6 31 (0.94%) Apache
7 30 (0.91%) IIS
8 29 (0.88%) Tomcat
9 28 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
10 24 (0.73%) Oracle Coherence
11 22 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
11 22 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
12 21 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
13 20 (0.61%) IBM Notes
13 20 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
13 20 (0.61%) Umbraco
14 17 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
15 15 (0.46%) Lync
15 15 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 224 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 159 (4.84%) MS Office
3 109 (3.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 82 (2.50%) MS Project
5 61 (1.86%) MS Visio
6 33 (1.01%) Photoshop
7 32 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
8 19 (0.58%) 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%) PowerPivot
12 3 (0.091%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.061%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.061%) Mathematica
13 2 (0.061%) SPSS
13 2 (0.061%) RoboHelp
14 1 (0.030%) Stata
Business Applications
1 57 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
2 50 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 33 (1.01%) Oracle General Ledger
4 31 (0.94%) Markit EDM
5 27 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
5 27 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
6 26 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
7 25 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 21 (0.64%) Oracle Assets
9 18 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
9 18 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
10 15 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
10 15 (0.46%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 14 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
11 14 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
12 13 (0.40%) Oracle iProcurement
13 12 (0.37%) Documaker
13 12 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
14 11 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 10 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 26 (0.79%) SaaS
2 16 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.18%) Office 365
4 5 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.15%) Force.com
5 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.12%) GitHub
6 3 (0.091%) PaaS
6 3 (0.091%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.061%) IaaS
8 1 (0.030%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.030%) Responsys
8 1 (0.030%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.030%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 106 (3.23%) Firewall
2 65 (1.98%) SAN
3 47 (1.43%) DNS
4 41 (1.25%) TCP/IP
5 39 (1.19%) WAN
5 39 (1.19%) Multicast
6 33 (1.01%) LAN
7 32 (0.97%) Internet
8 30 (0.91%) BGP
9 29 (0.88%) EIGRP
10 26 (0.79%) Intranet
10 26 (0.79%) SSL
10 26 (0.79%) VLAN
11 25 (0.76%) Network Security
12 23 (0.70%) NetScaler
12 23 (0.70%) VPN
13 22 (0.67%) HTTP
14 20 (0.61%) VoIP
15 18 (0.55%) LDAP
15 18 (0.55%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 330 (10.05%) SQL Server
2 132 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
3 106 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 96 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 92 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 90 (2.74%) Relational Database
7 69 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
8 47 (1.43%) QlikView
8 47 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
8 47 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 42 (1.28%) RDBMS
10 35 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
11 34 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
11 34 (1.04%) MS Access
12 33 (1.01%) MySQL
12 33 (1.01%) Oracle ODI
13 28 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
14 27 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
15 24 (0.73%) Data Mining
15 24 (0.73%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 72 (2.19%) JIRA
2 55 (1.68%) Selenium
3 48 (1.46%) Maven
3 48 (1.46%) Visual Studio
4 44 (1.34%) Subversion
5 42 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 40 (1.22%) JUnit
7 33 (1.01%) Git (software)
8 30 (0.91%) Jenkins
9 27 (0.82%) NUnit
10 25 (0.76%) Cucumber
11 23 (0.70%) FitNesse
12 20 (0.61%) Eclipse
13 19 (0.58%) QuickTest Pro
14 18 (0.55%) TeamCity
15 15 (0.46%) WebDriver
15 15 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
15 15 (0.46%) Ant
16 12 (0.37%) JBehave
17 11 (0.34%) Axure RP
General
1 1133 (34.51%) Banking
2 402 (12.24%) Investment Banking
3 227 (6.91%) Front Office
4 169 (5.15%) Financial Institution
5 141 (4.29%) Retail
6 98 (2.99%) Legal
7 94 (2.86%) Telecoms
8 91 (2.77%) Marketing
9 82 (2.50%) Back Office
10 74 (2.25%) Advertising
11 63 (1.92%) Retail Banking
12 40 (1.22%) Manufacturing
13 38 (1.16%) General Ledger
14 32 (0.97%) Publishing
14 32 (0.97%) Billing
15 29 (0.88%) Games
16 27 (0.82%) Corporate Banking
17 23 (0.70%) Electronics
18 17 (0.52%) Law
18 17 (0.52%) French Language
Job Titles
1 814 (24.79%) Analyst
2 662 (20.16%) Developer
3 388 (11.82%) Business Analyst
4 327 (9.96%) Project Manager
5 180 (5.48%) Consultant
6 165 (5.03%) Architect
7 126 (3.84%) Java Developer
8 107 (3.26%) Support Analyst
9 78 (2.38%) Programme Manager
10 74 (2.25%) C# Developer
11 73 (2.22%) Administrator
12 69 (2.10%) Applications Support
13 67 (2.04%) Senior Analyst
13 67 (2.04%) Data Analyst
14 60 (1.83%) Solutions Architect
15 59 (1.80%) Senior Developer
16 56 (1.71%) Senior Manager
17 55 (1.68%) .NET Developer
18 53 (1.61%) Designer
19 52 (1.58%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (7.95%) .NET
2 162 (4.93%) HTML
3 128 (3.90%) XML
4 126 (3.84%) Web Services
5 125 (3.81%) CSS
6 91 (2.77%) Spring
7 83 (2.53%) ASP.NET
8 66 (2.01%) Middleware
9 65 (1.98%) jQuery
10 63 (1.92%) HTML5
11 60 (1.83%) WPF
12 57 (1.74%) J2EE
13 54 (1.64%) JMS
14 52 (1.58%) Hibernate
15 50 (1.52%) WCF
16 46 (1.40%) .NET Framework
17 42 (1.28%) CSS3
18 40 (1.22%) SOAP
19 37 (1.13%) AngularJS
20 33 (1.01%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 131 (3.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 128 (3.90%) Derivative
3 110 (3.35%) Fixed Income
4 71 (2.16%) Credit Risk
5 65 (1.98%) Management Information System
6 60 (1.83%) Equities
7 57 (1.74%) Computer Science
8 47 (1.43%) Mathematics
9 46 (1.40%) Market Risk
10 38 (1.16%) Hedge funds
11 33 (1.01%) Blackberry
12 30 (0.91%) SWIFT
13 29 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
14 26 (0.79%) Replication
15 24 (0.73%) Clustering
15 24 (0.73%) DTV
15 24 (0.73%) Mobile App
16 23 (0.70%) Statistics
17 22 (0.67%) PMI
18 21 (0.64%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 376 (11.45%) Windows
2 236 (7.19%) Linux
3 223 (6.79%) UNIX
4 93 (2.83%) Windows 7
5 75 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 51 (1.55%) Solaris
8 50 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 34 (1.04%) Windows XP
10 23 (0.70%) Apple iOS
11 18 (0.55%) Android
11 18 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (0.37%) AIX
13 11 (0.34%) Windows 8
14 10 (0.30%) zOS
15 6 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.15%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.091%) HPUX
17 3 (0.091%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.091%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (11.42%) Project Management
2 284 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 246 (7.49%) Agile Software Development
4 205 (6.24%) Business Analysis
5 188 (5.73%) Migration
6 185 (5.64%) ITIL
7 171 (5.21%) PRINCE2
8 162 (4.93%) Business Intelligence
9 147 (4.48%) TDD
9 147 (4.48%) Scrum
10 144 (4.39%) Asset Management
10 144 (4.39%) Risk Management
11 131 (3.99%) User Acceptance Testing
12 120 (3.66%) Data Modelling
13 117 (3.56%) ETL
14 115 (3.50%) OO
15 110 (3.35%) Analytics
16 103 (3.14%) Change Management
17 102 (3.11%) MVC
18 93 (2.83%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 613 (18.67%) SQL
2 343 (10.45%) Java
3 265 (8.07%) C#
4 151 (4.60%) JavaScript
5 98 (2.99%) Python
6 97 (2.95%) PL/SQL
7 95 (2.89%) VBA
8 88 (2.68%) T-SQL
9 83 (2.53%) C++
10 70 (2.13%) Perl
11 63 (1.92%) Shell Script
12 47 (1.43%) PowerShell
13 46 (1.40%) Bash Shell
14 42 (1.28%) Ruby
14 42 (1.28%) C
15 28 (0.85%) PHP
16 27 (0.82%) VB
17 20 (0.61%) VBScript
18 17 (0.52%) Scala
19 15 (0.46%) Korn
Qualifications
1 253 (7.71%) Degree
2 61 (1.86%) Security Cleared
2 61 (1.86%) ISEB
2 61 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
3 48 (1.46%) CCNP
4 46 (1.40%) CISSP
5 39 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 37 (1.13%) SC Cleared
7 32 (0.97%) PMI Certification
8 28 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
9 22 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
11 17 (0.52%) ISTQB
12 16 (0.49%) PMP
12 16 (0.49%) CISA
13 15 (0.46%) CISM
13 15 (0.46%) CCA
14 14 (0.43%) MCSE
15 12 (0.37%) PhD
15 12 (0.37%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (3.84%) QA
2 35 (1.07%) ISO 9001
3 33 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 27 (0.82%) SLA
5 26 (0.79%) Data Quality
6 25 (0.76%) EMIR
7 20 (0.61%) Basel III
8 18 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
9 14 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 10 (0.30%) Solvency II
10 10 (0.30%) PCI DSS
11 9 (0.27%) FATCA
12 8 (0.24%) COREP
13 6 (0.18%) CRD IV
14 5 (0.15%) AIFMD
14 5 (0.15%) COBIT
14 5 (0.15%) MiFID
15 3 (0.091%) Basel II
16 2 (0.061%) GAAP
16 2 (0.061%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 166 (5.06%) Active Directory
2 55 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
4 46 (1.40%) XenApp
5 23 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 19 (0.58%) vSphere
7 14 (0.43%) VMware ESX
8 12 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
9 10 (0.30%) XenDesktop
9 10 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 9 (0.27%) Hyper-V
10 9 (0.27%) RACF
10 9 (0.27%) vCloud
11 7 (0.21%) ProxySG
11 7 (0.21%) ACF2
12 6 (0.18%) Xen
12 6 (0.18%) Veritas File System
13 5 (0.15%) Snort
13 5 (0.15%) VMware Server
13 5 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 53 (1.61%) SCCM
2 43 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
3 37 (1.13%) Control-M
4 35 (1.07%) Puppet
5 22 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 21 (0.64%) Tivoli
6 21 (0.64%) NetBackup
7 19 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Management
8 18 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
9 17 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
10 16 (0.49%) Data Guard
11 14 (0.43%) Cisco UCCE
11 14 (0.43%) BMC PATROL
11 14 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
12 13 (0.40%) Nagios
13 11 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 10 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
15 7 (0.21%) SCOM
16 6 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
17 5 (0.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 488 (14.86%) Oracle
2 353 (10.75%) Microsoft
3 124 (3.78%) Cisco
4 120 (3.66%) Citrix
5 113 (3.44%) VMware
6 101 (3.08%) SAP
7 78 (2.38%) Sybase
8 77 (2.35%) HP
9 65 (1.98%) Business Objects
10 58 (1.77%) IBM
10 58 (1.77%) CheckPoint
11 56 (1.71%) Red Hat
12 46 (1.40%) Juniper
13 42 (1.28%) Cognos
14 41 (1.25%) Informatica
15 38 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
16 37 (1.13%) F5
17 32 (0.97%) NetApp
18 29 (0.88%) Remedy
18 29 (0.88%) EMC
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £525 - £600 per day
Posted: 28 minutes ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 300 - 400
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum Plus Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Bloomberg LP
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270.00 - £297.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £420.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
LEXSTRA
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Mason Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday