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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1680 1609 2129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 31.94% 27.70% 29.80%
As % of the General category 60.43% 54.58% 50.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1283 1192 1563
Average daily rate
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£488 £475 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +3.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 39
Average hourly rate £18.49 £19.00 £20.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.68% -9.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £14.70 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £23.60 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.83 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+38.36% -5.71%
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
2780 2948 4192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.85% 50.76% 58.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2172 2187 3104
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 £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 65
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.02 £58.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.22
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +8.03%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 1201 (34.58%) Banking
2 682 (19.64%) SQL
3 591 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
4 450 (12.96%) Oracle
5 430 (12.38%) SQL Server
6 423 (12.18%) Project Management
7 403 (11.60%) Investment Banking
8 402 (11.58%) Windows
9 371 (10.68%) Microsoft
10 363 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 355 (10.22%) Java
12 344 (9.90%) C#
13 318 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
14 310 (8.93%) .NET
15 263 (7.57%) Linux
16 240 (6.91%) Business Analysis
17 239 (6.88%) MS Excel
18 229 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
19 209 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
20 207 (5.96%) Degree
21 204 (5.87%) Front Office
22 193 (5.56%) UNIX
23 192 (5.53%) ITIL
23 192 (5.53%) Migration
24 182 (5.24%) JavaScript
25 178 (5.13%) MS Office
26 177 (5.10%) TDD
27 174 (5.01%) Risk Management
28 165 (4.75%) Scrum
29 161 (4.64%) ETL

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 108 (3.11%) SharePoint
2 53 (1.53%) MS Exchange
3 47 (1.35%) SAS
4 45 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 39 (1.12%) Apache
6 35 (1.01%) WebSphere
7 32 (0.92%) Lync
8 30 (0.86%) Apache Spark
8 30 (0.86%) WebLogic
9 29 (0.84%) CMS
10 27 (0.78%) IIS
11 24 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
12 20 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
12 20 (0.58%) Tomcat
13 18 (0.52%) JBoss
14 15 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
15 13 (0.37%) IBM Notes
16 12 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
16 12 (0.35%) Oracle Coherence
17 10 (0.29%) Confluence
Applications
1 239 (6.88%) MS Excel
2 178 (5.13%) MS Office
3 82 (2.36%) MS Project
4 79 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 73 (2.10%) MS Visio
6 25 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.17%) Mingle
9 5 (0.14%) PowerPivot
9 5 (0.14%) SPSS
10 4 (0.12%) Mathematica
10 4 (0.12%) LaTeX
10 4 (0.12%) Maple
11 3 (0.086%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.086%) Adobe Captivate
11 3 (0.086%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.058%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.058%) Open Workbench
13 1 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.029%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 51 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
2 49 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 37 (1.07%) Oracle Financials
4 31 (0.89%) Oracle General Ledger
5 26 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
6 25 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
7 24 (0.69%) Markit EDM
8 23 (0.66%) SAP FI
9 22 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
9 22 (0.63%) SAP CO
9 22 (0.63%) Cognos TM1
10 21 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
11 18 (0.52%) Hyperion Planning
11 18 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 18 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
12 17 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
13 16 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 15 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
15 14 (0.40%) SAP BPC
16 13 (0.37%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 23 (0.66%) SaaS
2 19 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (0.46%) Office 365
4 14 (0.40%) IaaS
5 12 (0.35%) PaaS
6 10 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (0.26%) Google Analytics
8 8 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.17%) Force.com
9 6 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.12%) Heroku
10 4 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
10 4 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.058%) Taleo
11 2 (0.058%) IBM Blueworks
12 1 (0.029%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.029%) Lucidchart
12 1 (0.029%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 124 (3.57%) Firewall
2 80 (2.30%) DNS
3 67 (1.93%) SAN
3 67 (1.93%) WAN
4 66 (1.90%) LAN
5 62 (1.79%) TCP/IP
6 46 (1.32%) Internet
7 42 (1.21%) HTTP
8 41 (1.18%) DHCP
8 41 (1.18%) BGP
9 36 (1.04%) Network Security
9 36 (1.04%) OSPF
10 34 (0.98%) Cisco Nexus
11 33 (0.95%) Intranet
12 31 (0.89%) SSL
13 30 (0.86%) LDAP
13 30 (0.86%) Multicast
14 27 (0.78%) VPN
15 26 (0.75%) MPLS
16 20 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 430 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 209 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
3 144 (4.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 126 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 104 (2.99%) Relational Database
6 89 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 87 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
8 78 (2.25%) Oracle Database
9 76 (2.19%) Big Data
10 60 (1.73%) Hadoop
11 59 (1.70%) BusinessObjects
12 55 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
13 40 (1.15%) MySQL
13 40 (1.15%) QlikView
14 36 (1.04%) RDBMS
15 35 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
16 34 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
17 33 (0.95%) OLAP
18 27 (0.78%) MS Access
18 27 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 77 (2.22%) JIRA
2 62 (1.79%) Subversion
3 59 (1.70%) Git (software)
4 48 (1.38%) Maven
5 47 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 41 (1.18%) Selenium
7 38 (1.09%) Jenkins
8 34 (0.98%) Cucumber
8 34 (0.98%) SpecFlow
9 30 (0.86%) WebDriver
10 24 (0.69%) TeamCity
11 23 (0.66%) Visual Studio
12 19 (0.55%) JUnit
13 18 (0.52%) Ant
14 16 (0.46%) NUnit
14 16 (0.46%) Jasmine
15 14 (0.40%) ClearCase
16 13 (0.37%) Karma Test Runner
17 12 (0.35%) WATIR
18 11 (0.32%) Capybara
General
1 1201 (34.58%) Banking
2 403 (11.60%) Investment Banking
3 204 (5.87%) Front Office
4 157 (4.52%) Financial Institution
5 126 (3.63%) Retail
6 111 (3.20%) Advertising
7 99 (2.85%) Legal
8 98 (2.82%) Telecoms
9 67 (1.93%) Back Office
10 66 (1.90%) Marketing
11 58 (1.67%) Retail Banking
12 39 (1.12%) Law
13 32 (0.92%) General Ledger
14 24 (0.69%) Manufacturing
15 22 (0.63%) Billing
16 17 (0.49%) Electronics
17 16 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
18 15 (0.43%) Games
19 13 (0.37%) Publishing
20 11 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 815 (23.47%) Analyst
2 769 (22.14%) Developer
3 416 (11.98%) Business Analyst
4 362 (10.42%) Project Manager
5 219 (6.31%) Architect
6 164 (4.72%) Consultant
7 126 (3.63%) Java Developer
8 114 (3.28%) Senior Developer
9 103 (2.97%) C# Developer
10 90 (2.59%) Administrator
11 84 (2.42%) Data Analyst
11 84 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
12 71 (2.04%) Support Analyst
13 61 (1.76%) Network Engineer
13 61 (1.76%) .NET Developer
14 57 (1.64%) SQL Developer
15 55 (1.58%) Test Manager
16 53 (1.53%) Senior Analyst
17 52 (1.50%) Test Analyst
18 50 (1.44%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (8.93%) .NET
2 159 (4.58%) HTML
3 120 (3.46%) Web Services
4 113 (3.25%) XML
5 90 (2.59%) ASP.NET
6 76 (2.19%) CSS
7 74 (2.13%) Middleware
7 74 (2.13%) WPF
8 71 (2.04%) HTML5
9 67 (1.93%) WCF
10 61 (1.76%) Spring
11 58 (1.67%) AngularJS
12 53 (1.53%) .NET Framework
13 45 (1.30%) jQuery
14 43 (1.24%) ASP.NET MVC
15 42 (1.21%) REST
16 41 (1.18%) J2EE
17 39 (1.12%) SOAP
18 32 (0.92%) JMS
19 31 (0.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 318 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
2 134 (3.86%) Derivative
3 111 (3.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 106 (3.05%) Fixed Income
5 100 (2.88%) Credit Risk
6 96 (2.76%) Data Centre
7 80 (2.30%) Equities
8 71 (2.04%) User Experience
9 70 (2.02%) Market Risk
10 68 (1.96%) Management Information System
11 66 (1.90%) Blackberry
12 58 (1.67%) Computer Science
13 53 (1.53%) Clustering
14 50 (1.44%) Mathematics
15 49 (1.41%) SWIFT
16 38 (1.09%) Mobile App
17 37 (1.07%) Hedge funds
18 31 (0.89%) Data Integration
19 30 (0.86%) Statistics
20 29 (0.84%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 402 (11.58%) Windows
2 263 (7.57%) Linux
3 193 (5.56%) UNIX
4 81 (2.33%) Windows 7
5 75 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 70 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 57 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 57 (1.64%) Solaris
8 43 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (0.66%) Windows XP
10 19 (0.55%) Apple iOS
11 16 (0.46%) Android
11 16 (0.46%) Windows 8
12 10 (0.29%) AIX
13 9 (0.26%) Windows 2000
14 6 (0.17%) SUSE
14 6 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.14%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.12%) OS/390
16 4 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 591 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
2 423 (12.18%) Project Management
3 363 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 240 (6.91%) Business Analysis
5 229 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
6 192 (5.53%) ITIL
6 192 (5.53%) Migration
7 177 (5.10%) TDD
8 174 (5.01%) Risk Management
9 165 (4.75%) Scrum
10 161 (4.64%) ETL
10 161 (4.64%) SDLC
11 147 (4.23%) PRINCE2
12 142 (4.09%) User Acceptance Testing
13 127 (3.66%) Change Management
14 126 (3.63%) Data Modelling
15 124 (3.57%) Analytics
16 120 (3.46%) OO
17 108 (3.11%) Asset Management
18 102 (2.94%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 682 (19.64%) SQL
2 355 (10.22%) Java
3 344 (9.90%) C#
4 182 (5.24%) JavaScript
5 116 (3.34%) Python
6 114 (3.28%) VBA
7 113 (3.25%) T-SQL
8 92 (2.65%) PowerShell
9 90 (2.59%) C++
10 76 (2.19%) Perl
11 75 (2.16%) PL/SQL
12 59 (1.70%) Scala
13 55 (1.58%) Shell Script
14 42 (1.21%) C
15 41 (1.18%) VB
16 39 (1.12%) Ruby
17 32 (0.92%) PHP
17 32 (0.92%) Bash Shell
18 29 (0.84%) VBScript
19 25 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 207 (5.96%) Degree
2 57 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
3 49 (1.41%) Security Cleared
4 46 (1.32%) PMI Certification
5 34 (0.98%) CCNP
5 34 (0.98%) ISEB
6 28 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 26 (0.75%) CISSP
7 26 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (0.69%) SC Cleared
9 21 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
10 20 (0.58%) PMP
11 19 (0.55%) ACCA
11 19 (0.55%) CCIE
12 17 (0.49%) CISA
13 16 (0.46%) CISM
13 16 (0.46%) MCSE
14 14 (0.40%) PhD
14 14 (0.40%) CIMA
14 14 (0.40%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (4.09%) QA
2 42 (1.21%) SLA
3 34 (0.98%) Solvency II
4 26 (0.75%) Data Quality
5 19 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
7 17 (0.49%) Basel III
8 15 (0.43%) EMIR
9 14 (0.40%) PCI DSS
10 12 (0.35%) MiFID
11 11 (0.32%) COBIT
12 9 (0.26%) COREP
13 7 (0.20%) FATCA
14 6 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 6 (0.17%) Basel II
15 4 (0.12%) ISO 9001
16 3 (0.086%) GAAP
17 2 (0.058%) P3O
17 2 (0.058%) COSO
17 2 (0.058%) FINREP
System Software
1 157 (4.52%) Active Directory
2 66 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (1.67%) XenApp
4 28 (0.81%) vSphere
5 25 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
6 23 (0.66%) VMware ESX
7 16 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (0.43%) Hyper-V
9 14 (0.40%) XenDesktop
10 13 (0.37%) Docker
11 9 (0.26%) NFS
12 8 (0.23%) KVM
13 7 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 6 (0.17%) GridGain
15 5 (0.14%) Apache Flume
15 5 (0.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 5 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.14%) ProxySG
15 5 (0.14%) HDFS
16 4 (0.12%) NDS
Systems Management
1 49 (1.41%) Puppet
2 38 (1.09%) SCCM
3 33 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
4 31 (0.89%) Control-M
5 22 (0.63%) SCOM
6 18 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (0.43%) Tivoli
8 13 (0.37%) NetBackup
9 10 (0.29%) BladeLogic
9 10 (0.29%) Ansible
10 9 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
10 9 (0.26%) Data Guard
10 9 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 9 (0.26%) OpenView
11 8 (0.23%) Nagios
11 8 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 7 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Management
12 7 (0.20%) Mesos
13 6 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
13 6 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 450 (12.96%) Oracle
2 371 (10.68%) Microsoft
3 143 (4.12%) VMware
4 137 (3.94%) Cisco
5 125 (3.60%) Citrix
6 114 (3.28%) SAP
7 104 (2.99%) HP
8 98 (2.82%) IBM
9 63 (1.81%) Sybase
10 58 (1.67%) Cognos
11 49 (1.41%) F5
12 47 (1.35%) Red Hat
12 47 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
13 45 (1.30%) Bloomberg
14 44 (1.27%) Juniper
15 43 (1.24%) CheckPoint
16 41 (1.18%) WorldPay
17 40 (1.15%) Hyperion
17 40 (1.15%) Informatica
18 39 (1.12%) Reuters
City, London
First Point
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £440-460 p/d
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Up to £460/day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 - £630 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £600 - £780 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + 12 months term+
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £1 per annum + Market Rate
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + immediate start
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Up to £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday