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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1605 2119 2564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 27.83% 29.92% 32.93%
As % of the General category 54.97% 51.44% 54.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1185 1561 1932
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 49 37
Average hourly rate £20.38 £20.93 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.62% -4.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £14.40 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £41.80 £45.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.50%
General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2920 4119 4678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 50.63% 58.16% 60.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2191 3095 3543
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 £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 76 63
Average hourly rate £20.25 £20.93 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
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 31 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 31 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 1173 (34.92%) Banking
2 630 (18.76%) SQL
3 466 (13.87%) Oracle
4 433 (12.89%) Investment Banking
5 396 (11.79%) Project Management
6 359 (10.69%) Java
7 354 (10.54%) Windows
8 346 (10.30%) Microsoft
9 335 (9.97%) SQL Server
10 294 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
11 292 (8.69%) .NET
12 276 (8.22%) Degree
13 268 (7.98%) C#
14 246 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
15 244 (7.26%) Front Office
16 230 (6.85%) Linux
17 226 (6.73%) Business Analysis
18 220 (6.55%) MS Excel
19 214 (6.37%) UNIX
20 210 (6.25%) ITIL
21 187 (5.57%) Migration
22 186 (5.54%) PRINCE2
23 177 (5.27%) Financial Institution
24 168 (5.00%) Asset Management
25 167 (4.97%) MS Office
26 166 (4.94%) Derivative
27 158 (4.70%) Business Intelligence
28 154 (4.58%) TDD
29 151 (4.50%) HTML
30 150 (4.47%) Risk Management

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

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 121 (3.60%) SharePoint
2 53 (1.58%) CMS
3 49 (1.46%) WebLogic
4 45 (1.34%) WebSphere
5 43 (1.28%) SAS
6 32 (0.95%) IIS
6 32 (0.95%) MS Exchange
7 31 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
8 30 (0.89%) Oracle Coherence
9 29 (0.86%) Apache
10 27 (0.80%) Tomcat
11 23 (0.68%) IBM Notes
12 21 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
13 20 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
14 18 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
15 17 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
15 17 (0.51%) Lync
15 17 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
16 15 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
16 15 (0.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 220 (6.55%) MS Excel
2 167 (4.97%) MS Office
3 112 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 82 (2.44%) MS Project
5 63 (1.88%) MS Visio
6 31 (0.92%) Photoshop
7 28 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
8 17 (0.51%) 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 (0.089%) PowerPivot
12 3 (0.089%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.060%) Mathematica
13 2 (0.060%) RoboHelp
14 1 (0.030%) Stata
14 1 (0.030%) SPSS
14 1 (0.030%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 55 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
2 48 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 34 (1.01%) Markit EDM
4 28 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
5 27 (0.80%) Oracle General Ledger
6 23 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
6 23 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
7 21 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
8 19 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 18 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
10 17 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
11 16 (0.48%) Agresso
11 16 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
12 15 (0.45%) SAP CO
13 14 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
14 12 (0.36%) SAP FI
14 12 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
15 11 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 11 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
15 11 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 28 (0.83%) SaaS
2 13 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.15%) Force.com
4 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.12%) Office 365
5 4 (0.12%) GitHub
6 3 (0.089%) PaaS
6 3 (0.089%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.060%) 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 92 (2.74%) Firewall
2 60 (1.79%) SAN
3 41 (1.22%) DNS
4 37 (1.10%) TCP/IP
5 34 (1.01%) WAN
6 31 (0.92%) Intranet
6 31 (0.92%) Internet
7 29 (0.86%) LAN
8 28 (0.83%) Multicast
9 27 (0.80%) HTTP
10 25 (0.74%) EIGRP
11 22 (0.65%) BGP
11 22 (0.65%) NetScaler
12 21 (0.63%) Network Security
12 21 (0.63%) VoIP
13 19 (0.57%) VLAN
14 18 (0.54%) NAS
15 17 (0.51%) SSL
16 15 (0.45%) LDAP
17 14 (0.42%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 335 (9.97%) SQL Server
2 125 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
3 112 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 105 (3.13%) Oracle Database
5 100 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 89 (2.65%) Relational Database
7 75 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 58 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 49 (1.46%) QlikView
10 46 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
10 46 (1.37%) RDBMS
11 40 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
12 36 (1.07%) MS Access
13 30 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
14 29 (0.86%) MySQL
15 28 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
16 27 (0.80%) Data Mining
17 26 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
18 25 (0.74%) OLAP
18 25 (0.74%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 59 (1.76%) Maven
1 59 (1.76%) JIRA
2 54 (1.61%) Selenium
3 53 (1.58%) Visual Studio
4 52 (1.55%) JUnit
5 45 (1.34%) Subversion
6 43 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 36 (1.07%) Jenkins
8 31 (0.92%) Git (software)
9 28 (0.83%) Ant
10 25 (0.74%) NUnit
10 25 (0.74%) Cucumber
11 20 (0.60%) FitNesse
12 19 (0.57%) TeamCity
13 18 (0.54%) QuickTest Pro
14 17 (0.51%) Eclipse
15 16 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
16 15 (0.45%) WebDriver
17 13 (0.39%) JBehave
17 13 (0.39%) Apache Ivy
General
1 1173 (34.92%) Banking
2 433 (12.89%) Investment Banking
3 244 (7.26%) Front Office
4 177 (5.27%) Financial Institution
5 150 (4.47%) Retail
6 108 (3.22%) Legal
7 87 (2.59%) Back Office
8 84 (2.50%) Telecoms
9 77 (2.29%) Marketing
10 66 (1.96%) Advertising
11 63 (1.88%) Retail Banking
12 33 (0.98%) Manufacturing
13 31 (0.92%) Publishing
14 30 (0.89%) Billing
14 30 (0.89%) General Ledger
15 23 (0.68%) Games
15 23 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
16 20 (0.60%) French Language
16 20 (0.60%) Law
17 18 (0.54%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 873 (25.99%) Analyst
2 685 (20.39%) Developer
3 432 (12.86%) Business Analyst
4 361 (10.75%) Project Manager
5 177 (5.27%) Consultant
6 148 (4.41%) Architect
7 133 (3.96%) Java Developer
8 105 (3.13%) Support Analyst
9 89 (2.65%) C# Developer
10 78 (2.32%) Programme Manager
11 75 (2.23%) Administrator
12 71 (2.11%) Senior Analyst
13 67 (1.99%) Senior Developer
14 63 (1.88%) Applications Support
15 59 (1.76%) Data Analyst
16 58 (1.73%) .NET Developer
17 57 (1.70%) Test Analyst
18 55 (1.64%) Business Manager
19 51 (1.52%) Senior Manager
19 51 (1.52%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 292 (8.69%) .NET
2 151 (4.50%) HTML
3 132 (3.93%) Web Services
4 120 (3.57%) CSS
5 111 (3.30%) XML
6 104 (3.10%) Spring
7 89 (2.65%) ASP.NET
8 72 (2.14%) jQuery
9 66 (1.96%) WPF
10 61 (1.82%) JMS
10 61 (1.82%) Hibernate
11 60 (1.79%) Middleware
12 57 (1.70%) HTML5
13 53 (1.58%) J2EE
14 52 (1.55%) .NET Framework
15 51 (1.52%) WCF
16 46 (1.37%) CSS3
16 46 (1.37%) SOAP
17 42 (1.25%) Java EE
18 36 (1.07%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 166 (4.94%) Derivative
2 140 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 134 (3.99%) Fixed Income
4 86 (2.56%) Credit Risk
5 73 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 69 (2.05%) Equities
7 60 (1.79%) Mathematics
8 55 (1.64%) Computer Science
9 53 (1.58%) Market Risk
10 36 (1.07%) Blackberry
11 34 (1.01%) Hedge funds
12 30 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
13 29 (0.86%) iPad
14 28 (0.83%) Statistics
15 27 (0.80%) PMI
15 27 (0.80%) Clustering
16 26 (0.77%) SWIFT
17 24 (0.71%) Mobile App
17 24 (0.71%) Economics
18 23 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 354 (10.54%) Windows
2 230 (6.85%) Linux
3 214 (6.37%) UNIX
4 102 (3.04%) Windows 7
5 68 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 58 (1.73%) Solaris
7 49 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 48 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 38 (1.13%) Windows XP
10 22 (0.65%) Apple iOS
11 19 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (0.48%) Android
13 11 (0.33%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.24%) AIX
14 8 (0.24%) zOS
15 5 (0.15%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.15%) CentOS
16 4 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.089%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.089%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 396 (11.79%) Project Management
2 294 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 246 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
4 226 (6.73%) Business Analysis
5 210 (6.25%) ITIL
6 187 (5.57%) Migration
7 186 (5.54%) PRINCE2
8 168 (5.00%) Asset Management
9 158 (4.70%) Business Intelligence
10 154 (4.58%) TDD
11 150 (4.47%) Risk Management
12 149 (4.44%) Scrum
13 137 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
14 133 (3.96%) Analytics
15 129 (3.84%) Data Modelling
16 117 (3.48%) OO
17 116 (3.45%) ETL
18 107 (3.19%) Change Management
19 104 (3.10%) MVC
20 98 (2.92%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 630 (18.76%) SQL
2 359 (10.69%) Java
3 268 (7.98%) C#
4 149 (4.44%) JavaScript
5 96 (2.86%) PL/SQL
6 95 (2.83%) VBA
7 94 (2.80%) C++
8 93 (2.77%) T-SQL
9 91 (2.71%) Python
10 70 (2.08%) Perl
11 62 (1.85%) Shell Script
12 42 (1.25%) Ruby
13 41 (1.22%) C
13 41 (1.22%) PowerShell
14 39 (1.16%) Bash Shell
15 25 (0.74%) PHP
16 24 (0.71%) VB
17 23 (0.68%) VBScript
18 15 (0.45%) Scala
19 13 (0.39%) Korn
Qualifications
1 276 (8.22%) Degree
2 63 (1.88%) Security Cleared
3 55 (1.64%) ISEB
3 55 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (1.37%) CCNP
5 44 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 40 (1.19%) CISSP
7 39 (1.16%) PMI Certification
8 34 (1.01%) SC Cleared
9 33 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
10 28 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (0.68%) PhD
12 21 (0.63%) PMP
13 20 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
14 19 (0.57%) MCSE
15 17 (0.51%) MBA
16 16 (0.48%) CISA
16 16 (0.48%) CISM
16 16 (0.48%) ISTQB
17 15 (0.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (4.08%) QA
2 44 (1.31%) ISO 9001
3 37 (1.10%) SLA
4 29 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 26 (0.77%) Data Quality
5 26 (0.77%) EMIR
6 21 (0.63%) Basel III
7 18 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
8 11 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (0.27%) Solvency II
9 9 (0.27%) FATCA
10 8 (0.24%) COREP
11 7 (0.21%) AIFMD
12 6 (0.18%) CRD IV
12 6 (0.18%) PCI DSS
12 6 (0.18%) COBIT
12 6 (0.18%) MiFID
13 3 (0.089%) Basel II
13 3 (0.089%) BS7799
13 3 (0.089%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 149 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 52 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
4 40 (1.19%) XenApp
5 22 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (0.39%) VMware ESX
6 13 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
7 10 (0.30%) vCloud
8 9 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 9 (0.27%) vSphere
9 8 (0.24%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.21%) XenServer
10 7 (0.21%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.21%) RACF
11 6 (0.18%) Xen
12 5 (0.15%) SRDF
12 5 (0.15%) ACF2
12 5 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 5 (0.15%) KVM
Systems Management
1 44 (1.31%) SCCM
2 39 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
3 34 (1.01%) Puppet
4 33 (0.98%) Control-M
5 21 (0.63%) NetBackup
6 18 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (0.51%) Data Guard
7 17 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 17 (0.51%) Tivoli
8 15 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Management
8 15 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
9 13 (0.39%) Cisco UCCX
9 13 (0.39%) Cisco UCCE
10 11 (0.33%) BMC PATROL
11 10 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
12 9 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 9 (0.27%) Nagios
13 5 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 4 (0.12%) Salt
15 3 (0.089%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 466 (13.87%) Oracle
2 346 (10.30%) Microsoft
3 112 (3.33%) SAP
3 112 (3.33%) Citrix
4 109 (3.25%) Cisco
5 97 (2.89%) VMware
6 82 (2.44%) Sybase
7 69 (2.05%) HP
8 62 (1.85%) Business Objects
9 56 (1.67%) Red Hat
10 49 (1.46%) IBM
11 46 (1.37%) CheckPoint
12 44 (1.31%) Cognos
13 39 (1.16%) Informatica
14 38 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
15 35 (1.04%) NetApp
16 34 (1.01%) Juniper
17 32 (0.95%) Bloomberg
18 31 (0.92%) EMC
19 27 (0.80%) Hyperion
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Rate: £650 - £700 per day
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