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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1614 2131 2639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 27.36% 29.40% 33.78%
As % of the General category 54.02% 50.21% 55.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1192 1571 1959
Average daily rate
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£475 £455 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.39% -1.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 41 37
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.93 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.19% -2.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £14.50 £17.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £48.00 £48.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.25%
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
2988 4244 4749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 50.65% 58.55% 60.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2213 3158 3573
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 65 69
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.02 £52.05 £52.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 1132 (34.80%) Banking
2 607 (18.66%) SQL
3 480 (14.76%) Oracle
4 405 (12.45%) Investment Banking
5 377 (11.59%) Windows
6 368 (11.31%) Project Management
7 350 (10.76%) Microsoft
8 339 (10.42%) Java
9 330 (10.14%) SQL Server
10 282 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 263 (8.08%) C#
12 262 (8.05%) .NET
13 253 (7.78%) Degree
14 243 (7.47%) Agile Software Development
15 234 (7.19%) Linux
16 230 (7.07%) Front Office
17 224 (6.89%) MS Excel
18 221 (6.79%) UNIX
19 204 (6.27%) Business Analysis
20 186 (5.72%) Migration
21 185 (5.69%) ITIL
22 171 (5.26%) Financial Institution
22 171 (5.26%) PRINCE2
23 168 (5.16%) Active Directory
24 160 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
24 160 (4.92%) MS Office
25 157 (4.83%) HTML
26 146 (4.49%) Scrum
26 146 (4.49%) Risk Management
27 145 (4.46%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (3.44%) SharePoint
2 52 (1.60%) WebLogic
2 52 (1.60%) CMS
3 49 (1.51%) WebSphere
4 40 (1.23%) MS Exchange
4 40 (1.23%) SAS
5 31 (0.95%) Apache
6 30 (0.92%) IIS
7 29 (0.89%) Tomcat
8 28 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
9 25 (0.77%) Oracle Coherence
10 21 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
10 21 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
10 21 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
11 20 (0.61%) IBM Notes
12 19 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
12 19 (0.58%) Umbraco
13 17 (0.52%) Lync
13 17 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
14 15 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 224 (6.89%) MS Excel
2 160 (4.92%) MS Office
3 109 (3.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 81 (2.49%) MS Project
5 62 (1.91%) MS Visio
6 33 (1.01%) Photoshop
7 31 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
8 19 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
10 6 (0.18%) InDesign
11 4 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
11 4 (0.12%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.092%) PowerPivot
12 3 (0.092%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.061%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.061%) Mathematica
13 2 (0.061%) SPSS
13 2 (0.061%) RoboHelp
14 1 (0.031%) Stata
Business Applications
1 57 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
2 50 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
3 33 (1.01%) Oracle General Ledger
4 31 (0.95%) Markit EDM
5 27 (0.83%) Oracle Receivables
5 27 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
6 26 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
7 25 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 21 (0.65%) Oracle Assets
9 18 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
10 17 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
11 16 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
12 15 (0.46%) Oracle Internet Expenses
13 14 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
13 14 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
14 13 (0.40%) Oracle iProcurement
15 12 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
16 11 (0.34%) Documaker
16 11 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
17 10 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 26 (0.80%) SaaS
2 15 (0.46%) 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 (0.092%) PaaS
6 3 (0.092%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.061%) IaaS
8 1 (0.031%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.031%) Responsys
8 1 (0.031%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.031%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 103 (3.17%) Firewall
2 65 (2.00%) SAN
3 44 (1.35%) DNS
4 41 (1.26%) TCP/IP
5 37 (1.14%) WAN
5 37 (1.14%) Multicast
6 32 (0.98%) LAN
6 32 (0.98%) Internet
7 27 (0.83%) BGP
7 27 (0.83%) EIGRP
7 27 (0.83%) VLAN
8 26 (0.80%) Intranet
9 24 (0.74%) SSL
10 23 (0.71%) VPN
10 23 (0.71%) Network Security
11 22 (0.68%) NetScaler
12 21 (0.65%) HTTP
13 20 (0.61%) VoIP
14 18 (0.55%) LDAP
15 15 (0.46%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 330 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 126 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
3 104 (3.20%) Oracle Database
4 95 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 90 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 87 (2.67%) Relational Database
7 68 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
8 47 (1.44%) QlikView
9 46 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
9 46 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 42 (1.29%) RDBMS
11 34 (1.05%) MS Access
11 34 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
11 34 (1.05%) Oracle BI EE
12 32 (0.98%) MySQL
12 32 (0.98%) Oracle ODI
13 28 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
14 27 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
15 24 (0.74%) Data Mining
16 22 (0.68%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 70 (2.15%) JIRA
2 54 (1.66%) Selenium
3 51 (1.57%) Maven
4 48 (1.48%) Visual Studio
5 44 (1.35%) Subversion
6 40 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 40 (1.23%) JUnit
7 33 (1.01%) Git (software)
8 31 (0.95%) Jenkins
9 26 (0.80%) NUnit
10 24 (0.74%) Cucumber
11 23 (0.71%) FitNesse
12 20 (0.61%) Eclipse
13 19 (0.58%) QuickTest Pro
14 17 (0.52%) Ant
14 17 (0.52%) TeamCity
15 15 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
16 14 (0.43%) WebDriver
17 11 (0.34%) Mercurial
17 11 (0.34%) JBehave
General
1 1132 (34.80%) Banking
2 405 (12.45%) Investment Banking
3 230 (7.07%) Front Office
4 171 (5.26%) Financial Institution
5 139 (4.27%) Retail
6 97 (2.98%) Legal
7 90 (2.77%) Telecoms
7 90 (2.77%) Marketing
8 84 (2.58%) Back Office
9 72 (2.21%) Advertising
10 63 (1.94%) Retail Banking
11 41 (1.26%) Manufacturing
12 38 (1.17%) General Ledger
13 32 (0.98%) Publishing
14 31 (0.95%) Billing
15 27 (0.83%) Games
15 27 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
16 23 (0.71%) Electronics
17 17 (0.52%) Law
17 17 (0.52%) French Language
Job Titles
1 816 (25.08%) Analyst
2 650 (19.98%) Developer
3 389 (11.96%) Business Analyst
4 325 (9.99%) Project Manager
5 176 (5.41%) Consultant
6 158 (4.86%) Architect
7 126 (3.87%) Java Developer
8 107 (3.29%) Support Analyst
9 77 (2.37%) Programme Manager
10 74 (2.27%) C# Developer
11 72 (2.21%) Administrator
12 69 (2.12%) Applications Support
13 66 (2.03%) Senior Analyst
14 63 (1.94%) Data Analyst
15 59 (1.81%) Senior Developer
16 55 (1.69%) Solutions Architect
16 55 (1.69%) Senior Manager
17 54 (1.66%) .NET Developer
18 52 (1.60%) Test Analyst
19 51 (1.57%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (8.05%) .NET
2 157 (4.83%) HTML
3 126 (3.87%) Web Services
4 123 (3.78%) XML
5 121 (3.72%) CSS
6 91 (2.80%) Spring
7 83 (2.55%) ASP.NET
8 65 (2.00%) jQuery
9 64 (1.97%) Middleware
10 60 (1.84%) WPF
11 59 (1.81%) HTML5
12 57 (1.75%) J2EE
13 54 (1.66%) JMS
14 51 (1.57%) Hibernate
15 48 (1.48%) WCF
16 47 (1.44%) .NET Framework
17 41 (1.26%) CSS3
18 40 (1.23%) SOAP
19 35 (1.08%) AngularJS
20 32 (0.98%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 132 (4.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 132 (4.06%) Derivative
2 112 (3.44%) Fixed Income
3 72 (2.21%) Credit Risk
4 66 (2.03%) Management Information System
5 61 (1.88%) Equities
6 57 (1.75%) Computer Science
7 48 (1.48%) Mathematics
8 47 (1.44%) Market Risk
9 39 (1.20%) Hedge funds
10 33 (1.01%) Blackberry
11 30 (0.92%) SWIFT
12 29 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
13 26 (0.80%) Replication
14 24 (0.74%) Clustering
14 24 (0.74%) DTV
14 24 (0.74%) Mobile App
15 23 (0.71%) Data Integration
15 23 (0.71%) Statistics
16 22 (0.68%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 377 (11.59%) Windows
2 234 (7.19%) Linux
3 221 (6.79%) UNIX
4 93 (2.86%) Windows 7
5 78 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 52 (1.60%) Solaris
8 48 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 34 (1.05%) Windows XP
10 23 (0.71%) Apple iOS
11 19 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (0.55%) Android
13 12 (0.37%) AIX
14 11 (0.34%) Windows 8
15 10 (0.31%) zOS
16 6 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.15%) Windows 2000
18 3 (0.092%) HPUX
18 3 (0.092%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.092%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (11.31%) Project Management
2 282 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 243 (7.47%) Agile Software Development
4 204 (6.27%) Business Analysis
5 186 (5.72%) Migration
6 185 (5.69%) ITIL
7 171 (5.26%) PRINCE2
8 160 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
9 146 (4.49%) Scrum
9 146 (4.49%) Risk Management
10 145 (4.46%) Asset Management
11 143 (4.40%) TDD
12 130 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 120 (3.69%) Data Modelling
14 114 (3.50%) OO
15 113 (3.47%) ETL
16 109 (3.35%) Analytics
17 102 (3.14%) MVC
18 100 (3.07%) Change Management
19 94 (2.89%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 607 (18.66%) SQL
2 339 (10.42%) Java
3 263 (8.08%) C#
4 145 (4.46%) JavaScript
5 97 (2.98%) PL/SQL
6 96 (2.95%) Python
7 95 (2.92%) VBA
8 87 (2.67%) T-SQL
9 83 (2.55%) C++
10 69 (2.12%) Perl
11 63 (1.94%) Shell Script
12 47 (1.44%) PowerShell
13 45 (1.38%) Bash Shell
14 42 (1.29%) Ruby
14 42 (1.29%) C
15 28 (0.86%) PHP
16 27 (0.83%) VB
17 20 (0.61%) VBScript
18 16 (0.49%) Scala
19 15 (0.46%) Korn
Qualifications
1 253 (7.78%) Degree
2 61 (1.88%) Security Cleared
2 61 (1.88%) ISEB
2 61 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
3 49 (1.51%) CCNP
4 46 (1.41%) CISSP
5 38 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 37 (1.14%) SC Cleared
7 33 (1.01%) PMI Certification
8 28 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
9 23 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
11 17 (0.52%) PMP
11 17 (0.52%) ISTQB
12 16 (0.49%) CISA
12 16 (0.49%) CCA
13 15 (0.46%) MCSE
13 15 (0.46%) CISM
14 13 (0.40%) PhD
15 12 (0.37%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (3.87%) QA
2 36 (1.11%) ISO 9001
3 33 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 26 (0.80%) SLA
5 25 (0.77%) Data Quality
5 25 (0.77%) EMIR
6 20 (0.61%) Basel III
7 15 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
8 14 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 10 (0.31%) Solvency II
10 9 (0.28%) FATCA
10 9 (0.28%) PCI DSS
11 8 (0.25%) COREP
12 6 (0.18%) CRD IV
13 5 (0.15%) AIFMD
13 5 (0.15%) MiFID
14 4 (0.12%) COBIT
15 3 (0.092%) Basel II
16 2 (0.061%) GAAP
16 2 (0.061%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 168 (5.16%) Active Directory
2 56 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (1.41%) XenApp
4 45 (1.38%) Oracle RAC
5 23 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
6 19 (0.58%) vSphere
7 14 (0.43%) VMware ESX
8 12 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
9 10 (0.31%) XenDesktop
9 10 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 9 (0.28%) Hyper-V
10 9 (0.28%) RACF
10 9 (0.28%) vCloud
11 7 (0.22%) ACF2
12 6 (0.18%) ProxySG
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 (1.63%) SCCM
2 43 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
3 37 (1.14%) Control-M
4 35 (1.08%) Puppet
5 21 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 21 (0.65%) Tivoli
5 21 (0.65%) NetBackup
6 18 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
6 18 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Management
6 18 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (0.49%) Data Guard
8 15 (0.46%) Cisco UCCE
8 15 (0.46%) Cisco UCCX
9 14 (0.43%) BMC PATROL
10 12 (0.37%) Nagios
11 11 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 10 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
13 7 (0.22%) SCOM
14 6 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
15 5 (0.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 480 (14.76%) Oracle
2 350 (10.76%) Microsoft
3 121 (3.72%) Cisco
4 120 (3.69%) Citrix
5 113 (3.47%) VMware
6 98 (3.01%) SAP
7 77 (2.37%) Sybase
8 75 (2.31%) HP
9 61 (1.88%) Business Objects
10 57 (1.75%) IBM
11 54 (1.66%) Red Hat
11 54 (1.66%) CheckPoint
12 44 (1.35%) Juniper
13 41 (1.26%) Cognos
14 38 (1.17%) Informatica
15 37 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
16 35 (1.08%) F5
17 33 (1.01%) NetApp
18 29 (0.89%) EMC
19 28 (0.86%) TIBCO
City, London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: Excellent rates
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £380 - £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £0.0000 per hour + Very good
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: Negotiable (depending on experience)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Vadis People
Rate: circ £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ortolan Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ortolan Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday