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 July 2015 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1831 1598 2059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 31.80% 27.36% 29.54%
As % of the General category 60.33% 53.90% 51.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1446 1187 1528
Average daily rate
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£483 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.57% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £297 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £385
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 46
Average hourly rate £22.83 £18.75 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.76% -2.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.12 £14.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.52 £23.95 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
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
3035 2965 4010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.72% 50.77% 57.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2368 2256 3062
Average daily rate £500 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 29 72
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.05 £39.54 £47.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-2.17% -6.12%

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 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015, 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 1149 (32.66%) Banking
2 701 (19.93%) SQL
3 560 (15.92%) Agile Software Development
4 411 (11.68%) Oracle
5 405 (11.51%) Project Management
6 390 (11.09%) Windows
7 381 (10.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 376 (10.69%) Investment Banking
9 373 (10.60%) Microsoft
10 364 (10.35%) SQL Server
11 352 (10.01%) Java
11 352 (10.01%) Analytical Skills
12 300 (8.53%) C#
13 289 (8.21%) .NET
14 259 (7.36%) Business Analysis
15 256 (7.28%) MS Excel
16 240 (6.82%) Linux
17 228 (6.48%) Migration
18 224 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
19 206 (5.86%) Data Warehouse
20 202 (5.74%) Degree
21 201 (5.71%) ITIL
22 197 (5.60%) UNIX
23 191 (5.43%) Front Office
24 184 (5.23%) MS Office
25 183 (5.20%) JavaScript
26 177 (5.03%) Financial Institution
27 176 (5.00%) TDD
28 170 (4.83%) Risk Management
29 165 (4.69%) PRINCE2

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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
1 114 (3.24%) SharePoint
2 61 (1.73%) MS Exchange
3 56 (1.59%) WebSphere
4 46 (1.31%) SAS
5 40 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 33 (0.94%) WebLogic
6 33 (0.94%) Lync
7 31 (0.88%) IIS
7 31 (0.88%) Apache
8 24 (0.68%) CMS
8 24 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
9 20 (0.57%) JBoss
10 18 (0.51%) Tomcat
11 17 (0.48%) Apache Spark
12 16 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
13 14 (0.40%) Confluence
13 14 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
14 13 (0.37%) IBM Notes
15 11 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
15 11 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 256 (7.28%) MS Excel
2 184 (5.23%) MS Office
3 91 (2.59%) MS Project
4 86 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 80 (2.27%) MS Visio
6 26 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.23%) PowerPivot
9 6 (0.17%) SPSS
10 5 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.085%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.085%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.085%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.085%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.057%) Open Workbench
12 2 (0.057%) Mingle
12 2 (0.057%) Maple
12 2 (0.057%) Mathematica
12 2 (0.057%) LaTeX
12 2 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 61 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (1.05%) Cognos TM1
3 36 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
4 35 (0.99%) Markit EDM
5 28 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
6 27 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
6 27 (0.77%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 26 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
8 22 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
8 22 (0.63%) SAP FI
9 21 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
9 21 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 21 (0.60%) SAP CO
10 19 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
11 17 (0.48%) Hyperion Planning
12 14 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
13 13 (0.37%) SunGard GMI
13 13 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
13 13 (0.37%) PeopleSoft Financials
13 13 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 33 (0.94%) SaaS
2 14 (0.40%) Office 365
2 14 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (0.34%) IaaS
4 10 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.20%) Force.com
5 7 (0.20%) PaaS
5 7 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
6 6 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.17%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (0.085%) Taleo
8 3 (0.085%) Heroku
8 3 (0.085%) IBM Blueworks
8 3 (0.085%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.057%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.057%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.057%) Lucidchart
9 2 (0.057%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.028%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 108 (3.07%) Firewall
2 67 (1.90%) SAN
3 63 (1.79%) DNS
4 59 (1.68%) TCP/IP
5 57 (1.62%) WAN
6 56 (1.59%) LAN
7 50 (1.42%) Internet
8 43 (1.22%) HTTP
9 41 (1.17%) BGP
10 38 (1.08%) DHCP
10 38 (1.08%) Multicast
11 36 (1.02%) LDAP
12 29 (0.82%) OSPF
12 29 (0.82%) Intranet
13 27 (0.77%) SSL
14 25 (0.71%) MPLS
15 24 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
15 24 (0.68%) Network Security
16 23 (0.65%) VPN
16 23 (0.65%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 364 (10.35%) SQL Server
2 206 (5.86%) Data Warehouse
3 133 (3.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 117 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 90 (2.56%) Relational Database
6 72 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 70 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 70 (1.99%) Oracle Database
8 66 (1.88%) Big Data
9 47 (1.34%) QlikView
10 43 (1.22%) Hadoop
11 38 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
12 35 (0.99%) MySQL
13 32 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
14 31 (0.88%) Data Mining
14 31 (0.88%) RDBMS
14 31 (0.88%) OLAP
15 29 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
16 28 (0.80%) Oracle BI EE
17 25 (0.71%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 79 (2.25%) JIRA
2 60 (1.71%) Selenium
3 50 (1.42%) Subversion
4 47 (1.34%) Git (software)
5 46 (1.31%) Maven
6 39 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 35 (0.99%) Jenkins
8 34 (0.97%) Cucumber
9 30 (0.85%) SpecFlow
10 26 (0.74%) WebDriver
11 22 (0.63%) TeamCity
11 22 (0.63%) JUnit
12 20 (0.57%) HP UFT
13 19 (0.54%) Visual Studio
14 16 (0.45%) Ant
14 16 (0.45%) Jasmine
15 15 (0.43%) NUnit
16 11 (0.31%) ClearCase
16 11 (0.31%) Karma Test Runner
17 10 (0.28%) WATIR
General
1 1149 (32.66%) Banking
2 376 (10.69%) Investment Banking
3 191 (5.43%) Front Office
4 177 (5.03%) Financial Institution
5 138 (3.92%) Retail
6 119 (3.38%) Advertising
7 113 (3.21%) Telecoms
8 88 (2.50%) Legal
9 77 (2.19%) Marketing
10 75 (2.13%) Retail Banking
11 71 (2.02%) Back Office
12 37 (1.05%) General Ledger
13 25 (0.71%) Manufacturing
14 23 (0.65%) Law
14 23 (0.65%) Billing
15 20 (0.57%) Electronics
16 15 (0.43%) Publishing
17 13 (0.37%) Spanish Language
18 12 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
18 12 (0.34%) Games
Job Titles
1 856 (24.33%) Analyst
2 748 (21.26%) Developer
3 431 (12.25%) Business Analyst
4 360 (10.23%) Project Manager
5 204 (5.80%) Architect
6 178 (5.06%) Consultant
7 114 (3.24%) Java Developer
8 108 (3.07%) Senior Developer
9 93 (2.64%) C# Developer
10 91 (2.59%) Data Analyst
11 79 (2.25%) Administrator
12 72 (2.05%) Test Analyst
13 71 (2.02%) Solutions Architect
14 67 (1.90%) Network Engineer
15 63 (1.79%) Support Analyst
16 61 (1.73%) .NET Developer
17 60 (1.71%) SQL Developer
18 59 (1.68%) Senior Analyst
18 59 (1.68%) Programme Manager
19 44 (1.25%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (8.21%) .NET
2 159 (4.52%) HTML
3 112 (3.18%) Web Services
3 112 (3.18%) XML
4 77 (2.19%) HTML5
5 71 (2.02%) CSS
6 67 (1.90%) WPF
7 65 (1.85%) WCF
8 62 (1.76%) AngularJS
9 61 (1.73%) Middleware
10 54 (1.53%) ASP.NET
11 51 (1.45%) Spring
12 46 (1.31%) SOAP
13 42 (1.19%) J2EE
14 41 (1.17%) jQuery
15 39 (1.11%) RESTful
16 37 (1.05%) REST
16 37 (1.05%) .NET Framework
17 35 (0.99%) WebSphere MQ
18 34 (0.97%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 352 (10.01%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (3.16%) Derivative
3 100 (2.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 99 (2.81%) Fixed Income
5 97 (2.76%) Data Centre
6 81 (2.30%) Credit Risk
7 73 (2.08%) Management Information System
8 72 (2.05%) User Experience
9 71 (2.02%) Blackberry
9 71 (2.02%) Equities
10 64 (1.82%) Computer Science
11 59 (1.68%) Market Risk
12 47 (1.34%) SWIFT
13 46 (1.31%) Mathematics
14 45 (1.28%) Clustering
15 42 (1.19%) Hedge funds
16 38 (1.08%) Mobile App
17 35 (0.99%) Data Integration
18 32 (0.91%) NHS
19 31 (0.88%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 390 (11.09%) Windows
2 240 (6.82%) Linux
3 197 (5.60%) UNIX
4 85 (2.42%) Windows 7
5 82 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 77 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 67 (1.90%) Solaris
8 58 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 37 (1.05%) Windows XP
10 35 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 27 (0.77%) Apple iOS
12 17 (0.48%) Android
13 16 (0.45%) Windows 8
14 13 (0.37%) AIX
15 12 (0.34%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.26%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.11%) SUSE
17 4 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
18 3 (0.085%) Oracle Linux
19 2 (0.057%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 560 (15.92%) Agile Software Development
2 405 (11.51%) Project Management
3 381 (10.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 259 (7.36%) Business Analysis
5 228 (6.48%) Migration
6 224 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
7 201 (5.71%) ITIL
8 176 (5.00%) TDD
9 170 (4.83%) Risk Management
10 165 (4.69%) PRINCE2
11 162 (4.60%) ETL
12 157 (4.46%) Scrum
13 145 (4.12%) Change Management
14 140 (3.98%) Data Modelling
14 140 (3.98%) User Acceptance Testing
15 135 (3.84%) Analytics
16 126 (3.58%) SDLC
17 124 (3.52%) CRM
17 124 (3.52%) Asset Management
18 114 (3.24%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 701 (19.93%) SQL
2 352 (10.01%) Java
3 300 (8.53%) C#
4 183 (5.20%) JavaScript
5 116 (3.30%) VBA
6 101 (2.87%) Python
7 94 (2.67%) T-SQL
8 86 (2.44%) C++
9 76 (2.16%) PowerShell
10 72 (2.05%) PL/SQL
11 70 (1.99%) Perl
12 55 (1.56%) C
13 46 (1.31%) Shell Script
14 39 (1.11%) Scala
15 37 (1.05%) VB
16 33 (0.94%) Ruby
17 27 (0.77%) PHP
18 23 (0.65%) VBScript
19 20 (0.57%) VB.NET
20 19 (0.54%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 202 (5.74%) Degree
2 72 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
3 53 (1.51%) PMI Certification
4 49 (1.39%) CCNP
4 49 (1.39%) Security Cleared
5 45 (1.28%) ISEB
6 29 (0.82%) CISSP
6 29 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 28 (0.80%) CCIE
8 27 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (0.77%) PMP
8 27 (0.77%) ISTQB
9 24 (0.68%) SC Cleared
10 22 (0.63%) CISM
11 21 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
11 21 (0.60%) CISA
12 17 (0.48%) MCSE
13 15 (0.43%) CCNA
13 15 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 13 (0.37%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (4.66%) QA
2 50 (1.42%) Solvency II
3 44 (1.25%) SLA
4 29 (0.82%) Data Quality
5 18 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.40%) COBIT
6 14 (0.40%) Basel III
6 14 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
7 12 (0.34%) GAAP
7 12 (0.34%) EMIR
8 10 (0.28%) FATCA
8 10 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.28%) COREP
9 9 (0.26%) MiFID
10 7 (0.20%) Basel II
11 6 (0.17%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.11%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.057%) CRD IV
13 2 (0.057%) FINREP
13 2 (0.057%) PMBOK
System Software
1 150 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 73 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (1.45%) XenApp
4 31 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
5 28 (0.80%) vSphere
6 20 (0.57%) VMware ESX
7 14 (0.40%) XenDesktop
8 13 (0.37%) Hyper-V
9 10 (0.28%) KVM
9 10 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 8 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.23%) NFS
12 7 (0.20%) Docker
13 5 (0.14%) SRDF
13 5 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.14%) VMware Server
13 5 (0.14%) GridGain
14 4 (0.11%) Xen
14 4 (0.11%) NDS
Systems Management
1 38 (1.08%) SCCM
2 36 (1.02%) Control-M
3 30 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
4 29 (0.82%) Puppet
5 20 (0.57%) SCOM
6 17 (0.48%) NetBackup
7 16 (0.45%) Tivoli
7 16 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (0.40%) Data Guard
9 11 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
10 10 (0.28%) OpenView
11 9 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 8 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
12 8 (0.23%) BladeLogic
12 8 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Management
12 8 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 6 (0.17%) HP SiteScope
13 6 (0.17%) Ansible
13 6 (0.17%) Backup Exec
13 6 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 411 (11.68%) Oracle
2 373 (10.60%) Microsoft
3 148 (4.21%) Cisco
4 137 (3.89%) VMware
5 132 (3.75%) IBM
6 130 (3.70%) Citrix
7 124 (3.52%) SAP
8 88 (2.50%) HP
9 78 (2.22%) Cognos
10 57 (1.62%) Sybase
11 46 (1.31%) Business Objects
11 46 (1.31%) Juniper
12 44 (1.25%) Red Hat
13 43 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
13 43 (1.22%) Bloomberg
14 41 (1.17%) Remedy
15 40 (1.14%) Reuters
15 40 (1.14%) WorldPay
16 39 (1.11%) CheckPoint
17 38 (1.08%) Tableau
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