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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1688 1761 1823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 31.10% 27.98% 28.65%
As % of the General category 59.39% 52.43% 50.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1326 1262 1370
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 27 23
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.79% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.85 £53.50 £27.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.00 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-21.73% +18.61%
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
2842 3359 3581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.36% 53.37% 56.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2207 2492 2749
Average daily rate £475 £482 £476
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 49 41
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.79% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £47.50 £26.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%

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 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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.

1 986 (30.75%) Banking
2 648 (20.21%) SQL
3 429 (13.38%) Agile Software Development
4 356 (11.10%) Project Management
5 351 (10.95%) Oracle
6 348 (10.85%) Windows
7 342 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 322 (10.04%) Investment Banking
9 320 (9.98%) Microsoft
10 311 (9.70%) SQL Server
11 299 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
12 289 (9.01%) Java
13 245 (7.64%) MS Excel
14 228 (7.11%) C#
14 228 (7.11%) .NET
15 226 (7.05%) Business Analysis
16 217 (6.77%) Linux
17 213 (6.64%) Migration
18 206 (6.43%) Business Intelligence
19 202 (6.30%) Degree
20 190 (5.93%) UNIX
20 190 (5.93%) Data Warehouse
21 186 (5.80%) ITIL
22 175 (5.46%) PRINCE2
23 174 (5.43%) Financial Institution
24 165 (5.15%) Front Office
25 160 (4.99%) MS Office
26 152 (4.74%) Retail
27 151 (4.71%) ETL
28 145 (4.52%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 91 (2.84%) SharePoint
2 59 (1.84%) WebSphere
3 54 (1.68%) MS Exchange
4 48 (1.50%) SAS
5 39 (1.22%) WebLogic
6 33 (1.03%) IIS
7 31 (0.97%) CMS
8 24 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 23 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
10 20 (0.62%) Apache
11 19 (0.59%) Lync
11 19 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
12 16 (0.50%) Tomcat
13 15 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
13 15 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
14 13 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
15 12 (0.37%) IBM Notes
16 11 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 11 (0.34%) JBoss
17 10 (0.31%) FileNet
Applications
1 245 (7.64%) MS Excel
2 160 (4.99%) MS Office
3 88 (2.74%) MS Project
4 80 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 57 (1.78%) MS Visio
6 23 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.19%) PowerPivot
10 4 (0.12%) SPSS
10 4 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.062%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.062%) InDesign
11 2 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.031%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 39 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (1.19%) Markit EDM
3 32 (1.00%) Cognos TM1
4 25 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 24 (0.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 22 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
6 22 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
7 21 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
8 18 (0.56%) SAP BPC
9 15 (0.47%) SAP FI
10 14 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
10 14 (0.44%) SAP CO
10 14 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
11 13 (0.41%) SunGard GMI
11 13 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
12 12 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
12 12 (0.37%) thinkFolio
13 11 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
13 11 (0.34%) Hyperion Planning
14 10 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 24 (0.75%) SaaS
2 16 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (0.37%) Office 365
4 9 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.22%) IaaS
6 7 (0.22%) Force.com
7 6 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (0.19%) PaaS
7 6 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.12%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (0.12%) FinancialForce.com
9 3 (0.094%) Heroku
9 3 (0.094%) IBM Blueworks
10 2 (0.062%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.062%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.062%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.062%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.031%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 97 (3.03%) Firewall
2 61 (1.90%) SAN
3 52 (1.62%) TCP/IP
4 50 (1.56%) Internet
5 48 (1.50%) DNS
6 39 (1.22%) WAN
7 33 (1.03%) LAN
8 32 (1.00%) HTTP
8 32 (1.00%) BGP
9 30 (0.94%) DHCP
10 28 (0.87%) VPN
11 27 (0.84%) Multicast
12 23 (0.72%) OSPF
13 22 (0.69%) SSL
13 22 (0.69%) NAS
14 21 (0.66%) Network Security
14 21 (0.66%) LDAP
15 20 (0.62%) MPLS
16 19 (0.59%) Cisco IOS
16 19 (0.59%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (9.70%) SQL Server
2 190 (5.93%) Data Warehouse
3 132 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 116 (3.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 78 (2.43%) Relational Database
6 69 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 64 (2.00%) Oracle Database
8 61 (1.90%) Big Data
9 55 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 45 (1.40%) QlikView
11 36 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
12 33 (1.03%) Hadoop
13 32 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
14 28 (0.87%) RDBMS
15 27 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
15 27 (0.84%) DB2
16 25 (0.78%) Data Mining
17 24 (0.75%) OLAP
18 23 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
18 23 (0.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 63 (1.97%) JIRA
2 52 (1.62%) Selenium
3 37 (1.15%) Maven
4 30 (0.94%) Subversion
5 29 (0.90%) Git (software)
6 28 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (0.72%) Jenkins
8 21 (0.66%) Visual Studio
9 20 (0.62%) SpecFlow
10 18 (0.56%) QuickTest Pro
11 15 (0.47%) TeamCity
11 15 (0.47%) NUnit
11 15 (0.47%) JMeter
12 14 (0.44%) Cucumber
13 12 (0.37%) Ant
13 12 (0.37%) WebDriver
14 10 (0.31%) JUnit
15 9 (0.28%) Axure RP
15 9 (0.28%) Jasmine
16 8 (0.25%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 986 (30.75%) Banking
2 322 (10.04%) Investment Banking
3 174 (5.43%) Financial Institution
4 165 (5.15%) Front Office
5 152 (4.74%) Retail
6 117 (3.65%) Advertising
7 100 (3.12%) Telecoms
8 82 (2.56%) Retail Banking
9 78 (2.43%) Marketing
10 73 (2.28%) Legal
11 60 (1.87%) Back Office
12 31 (0.97%) General Ledger
13 30 (0.94%) Manufacturing
14 28 (0.87%) Billing
15 25 (0.78%) Electronics
16 20 (0.62%) Law
17 15 (0.47%) Publishing
18 13 (0.41%) Spanish Language
18 13 (0.41%) Games
19 9 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 804 (25.08%) Analyst
2 661 (20.62%) Developer
3 376 (11.73%) Business Analyst
4 304 (9.48%) Project Manager
5 184 (5.74%) Consultant
6 180 (5.61%) Architect
7 103 (3.21%) Senior Developer
8 94 (2.93%) Data Analyst
9 85 (2.65%) Java Developer
10 75 (2.34%) Test Analyst
11 69 (2.15%) Support Analyst
12 66 (2.06%) C# Developer
13 63 (1.97%) SQL Developer
14 62 (1.93%) Network Engineer
15 61 (1.90%) Administrator
15 61 (1.90%) Senior Analyst
16 58 (1.81%) Programme Manager
17 56 (1.75%) Solutions Architect
18 45 (1.40%) Support Engineer
18 45 (1.40%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (7.11%) .NET
2 127 (3.96%) HTML
3 96 (2.99%) XML
4 93 (2.90%) Web Services
5 66 (2.06%) HTML5
6 62 (1.93%) Middleware
7 54 (1.68%) ASP.NET
8 51 (1.59%) WPF
9 50 (1.56%) WCF
10 48 (1.50%) CSS
11 43 (1.34%) REST
12 42 (1.31%) AngularJS
12 42 (1.31%) SOAP
13 39 (1.22%) RESTful
13 39 (1.22%) Spring
14 38 (1.19%) FIX Protocol
15 36 (1.12%) jQuery
16 33 (1.03%) WebSphere MQ
17 31 (0.97%) JMS
18 30 (0.94%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 299 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (3.40%) Derivative
3 90 (2.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 81 (2.53%) Fixed Income
5 80 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 71 (2.21%) User Experience
7 67 (2.09%) Equities
8 65 (2.03%) Management Information System
9 58 (1.81%) Blackberry
10 57 (1.78%) Mathematics
11 52 (1.62%) Credit Risk
12 40 (1.25%) SWIFT
12 40 (1.25%) Market Risk
13 37 (1.15%) Mobile App
14 36 (1.12%) Hedge funds
15 33 (1.03%) Replication
16 32 (1.00%) Clustering
17 31 (0.97%) Data Integration
18 26 (0.81%) NHS
18 26 (0.81%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 348 (10.85%) Windows
2 217 (6.77%) Linux
3 190 (5.93%) UNIX
4 99 (3.09%) Windows 7
5 73 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 70 (2.18%) Solaris
7 56 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 49 (1.53%) Windows XP
9 38 (1.19%) Apple iOS
10 35 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (0.90%) Android
11 29 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (0.41%) Windows 8
13 11 (0.34%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.28%) AIX
15 6 (0.19%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.16%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.16%) SUSE
17 3 (0.094%) zOS
18 2 (0.062%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (13.38%) Agile Software Development
2 356 (11.10%) Project Management
3 342 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 226 (7.05%) Business Analysis
5 213 (6.64%) Migration
6 206 (6.43%) Business Intelligence
7 186 (5.80%) ITIL
8 175 (5.46%) PRINCE2
9 151 (4.71%) ETL
10 139 (4.34%) Data Modelling
11 138 (4.30%) Change Management
12 136 (4.24%) User Acceptance Testing
13 132 (4.12%) Analytics
14 124 (3.87%) TDD
15 114 (3.56%) Risk Management
15 114 (3.56%) Scrum
16 113 (3.52%) Asset Management
17 109 (3.40%) Data Analysis
18 108 (3.37%) CRM
19 98 (3.06%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 648 (20.21%) SQL
2 289 (9.01%) Java
3 228 (7.11%) C#
4 133 (4.15%) JavaScript
5 109 (3.40%) VBA
6 83 (2.59%) Python
7 80 (2.50%) T-SQL
8 76 (2.37%) C++
9 75 (2.34%) PL/SQL
10 54 (1.68%) Perl
11 51 (1.59%) PowerShell
12 47 (1.47%) C
13 44 (1.37%) Shell Script
14 42 (1.31%) VB
15 24 (0.75%) VB.NET
16 22 (0.69%) Ruby
16 22 (0.69%) Scala
17 21 (0.66%) VBScript
18 20 (0.62%) PHP
19 19 (0.59%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 202 (6.30%) Degree
2 64 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
3 53 (1.65%) ISEB
4 48 (1.50%) CCNP
5 46 (1.43%) PMI Certification
6 45 (1.40%) Security Cleared
7 33 (1.03%) CISSP
8 31 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 29 (0.90%) ISTQB
9 29 (0.90%) CCIE
10 25 (0.78%) PMP
10 25 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 25 (0.78%) CISM
11 24 (0.75%) SC Cleared
12 23 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (0.53%) CCNA
13 17 (0.53%) MCSE
14 15 (0.47%) CISA
15 12 (0.37%) ACCA
16 11 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (4.52%) QA
2 47 (1.47%) Solvency II
3 35 (1.09%) SLA
4 25 (0.78%) Data Quality
5 19 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (0.50%) GAAP
7 13 (0.41%) FATCA
8 11 (0.34%) Basel III
8 11 (0.34%) EMIR
8 11 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
9 10 (0.31%) COREP
10 7 (0.22%) COBIT
10 7 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.22%) Basel II
11 5 (0.16%) PMBOK
11 5 (0.16%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.16%) MiFID
12 4 (0.12%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.094%) CRD IV
13 3 (0.094%) FINREP
System Software
1 132 (4.12%) Active Directory
2 64 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
4 26 (0.81%) XenApp
5 24 (0.75%) vSphere
6 17 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (0.44%) XenDesktop
8 12 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 8 (0.25%) VMware ESX
9 8 (0.25%) Hyper-V
10 6 (0.19%) RACF
10 6 (0.19%) Xen
10 6 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (0.19%) OCFS2
10 6 (0.19%) GlusterFS
10 6 (0.19%) GFS2
11 5 (0.16%) NFS
12 4 (0.12%) KVM
12 4 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.094%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 33 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (0.94%) SCCM
3 29 (0.90%) Control-M
4 20 (0.62%) Puppet
5 16 (0.50%) Data Guard
6 15 (0.47%) SCOM
7 12 (0.37%) NetBackup
8 11 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (0.34%) Tivoli
9 10 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 8 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
11 7 (0.22%) HP SiteScope
11 7 (0.22%) OpenView
12 6 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 6 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
13 5 (0.16%) SELinux
14 4 (0.12%) Nagios
14 4 (0.12%) CA Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.12%) Backup Exec
14 4 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 351 (10.95%) Oracle
2 320 (9.98%) Microsoft
3 128 (3.99%) SAP
4 123 (3.84%) Cisco
5 113 (3.52%) VMware
5 113 (3.52%) IBM
6 99 (3.09%) Citrix
7 65 (2.03%) Cognos
7 65 (2.03%) HP
8 53 (1.65%) Sybase
9 48 (1.50%) Bloomberg
10 45 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
11 40 (1.25%) Reuters
12 39 (1.22%) F5
12 39 (1.22%) Business Objects
12 39 (1.22%) Red Hat
12 39 (1.22%) NetApp
13 36 (1.12%) TIBCO
14 35 (1.09%) CheckPoint
15 34 (1.06%) Remedy
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