The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 5279 6080 5593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.90% 25.07% 26.14%
As % of the General category 50.72% 51.08% 53.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3853 4227 3839
Average daily rate
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£470 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £638 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 76 70
Average hourly rate £21.13 £20.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.80% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £14.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £32.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
Finance
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

General Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
10408 11903 10538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.14% 49.08% 49.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7677 8437 7298
Average daily rate £475 £490 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.06% +3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 159 179
Average hourly rate £21.56 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.33 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £51.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in London

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Finance across the London region.

Finance Daily Rate Trend in London

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the London region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in London

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance across the London region.

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in London

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the London region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Finance Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Finance
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the London region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London 0 1629 £450 -5.26% 620
Canary Wharf 0 74 £450 -10.00%
Docklands, London -1 43 £550 +4.76% 4
Croydon +1 38 £438 +16.66% 6
Bromley -1 21 £425 -6.90% 11
Uxbridge +7 12 £423 -11.05% 4
Westminster -5 7 £525 +31.25% 1
Hammersmith +3 6 £400 - 1
Romford -1 6 £650 +8.33% 4
Kingston Upon Thames -11 6 £375 +7.14% 6
Paddington -2 5 £533 +5.44%
New Malden - 3 £375 -
Wimbledon - 2 £375 - 2
Surbiton +2 1 £388 +3.33% 1
Harrow -5 1 £400 +17.64% 2
Edgware - 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 £350 -
Wembley - - - - 1
Rainham - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Carshalton - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Beckenham - - - - 1
Ealing - - - -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 3179 (29.48%) Banking
2 1985 (18.41%) SQL
3 1690 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1471 (13.64%) Oracle
5 1347 (12.49%) Project Management
6 1156 (10.72%) Investment Banking
7 1143 (10.60%) Windows
8 1122 (10.41%) Microsoft
9 1115 (10.34%) Java
10 1013 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
11 973 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
12 855 (7.93%) SQL Server
13 830 (7.70%) MS Excel
14 801 (7.43%) UNIX
15 791 (7.34%) C#
16 775 (7.19%) .NET
17 764 (7.09%) Degree
18 733 (6.80%) Linux
19 715 (6.63%) Front Office
20 709 (6.58%) Migration
21 668 (6.20%) Business Analysis
22 616 (5.71%) SAP
23 607 (5.63%) PRINCE2
24 605 (5.61%) HTML
24 605 (5.61%) Retail
25 582 (5.40%) JavaScript
26 573 (5.31%) Financial Institution
27 552 (5.12%) Business Intelligence
28 537 (4.98%) ITIL
29 530 (4.92%) MS Office

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 375 (3.48%) SharePoint
2 166 (1.54%) MS Exchange
3 154 (1.43%) WebLogic
4 139 (1.29%) SAS
5 131 (1.21%) WebSphere
6 113 (1.05%) CMS
7 100 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
8 86 (0.80%) Tomcat
9 84 (0.78%) IIS
10 72 (0.67%) Apache
11 61 (0.57%) Lync
12 58 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 56 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
14 47 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
15 46 (0.43%) Adobe CQ
16 45 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
17 42 (0.39%) Confluence
18 41 (0.38%) JBoss
18 41 (0.38%) TIBCO EMS
19 40 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 830 (7.70%) MS Excel
2 530 (4.92%) MS Office
3 336 (3.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 290 (2.69%) MS Project
5 179 (1.66%) MS Visio
6 81 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 66 (0.61%) Photoshop
8 32 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
9 14 (0.13%) InDesign
10 13 (0.12%) Acrobat
10 13 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
11 9 (0.083%) SPSS
11 9 (0.083%) PowerPivot
12 6 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.037%) InfoPath
13 4 (0.037%) Open Workbench
13 4 (0.037%) Mathematica
14 3 (0.028%) RoboHelp
14 3 (0.028%) FrameMaker
15 2 (0.019%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 170 (1.58%) Oracle EBS
2 163 (1.51%) Oracle EBS R12
3 103 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
4 100 (0.93%) Oracle Financials
5 93 (0.86%) Oracle General Ledger
6 92 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 84 (0.78%) Oracle Receivables
8 78 (0.72%) Markit EDM
9 77 (0.71%) SAP BPC
10 75 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
11 64 (0.59%) Agresso
12 47 (0.44%) SAP FI
13 46 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
14 45 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
14 45 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
15 42 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
16 40 (0.37%) SAP CO
17 37 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
18 35 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
19 34 (0.32%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 70 (0.65%) SaaS
2 33 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
4 26 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 25 (0.23%) Office 365
6 23 (0.21%) Force.com
7 22 (0.20%) GitHub
8 19 (0.18%) PaaS
9 16 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (0.12%) IaaS
11 7 (0.065%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.019%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.019%) Heroku
12 2 (0.019%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.019%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.019%) Taleo
13 1 (0.009%) IBM Blueworks
13 1 (0.009%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.009%) Trello
13 1 (0.009%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 321 (2.98%) Firewall
2 180 (1.67%) DNS
3 177 (1.64%) TCP/IP
4 168 (1.56%) WAN
5 163 (1.51%) LAN
6 151 (1.40%) SAN
7 143 (1.33%) Internet
8 108 (1.00%) VPN
9 100 (0.93%) BGP
10 98 (0.91%) Network Security
11 87 (0.81%) DHCP
12 84 (0.78%) HTTP
13 79 (0.73%) Multicast
14 78 (0.72%) Intranet
15 76 (0.70%) OSPF
16 75 (0.70%) MPLS
17 70 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
18 69 (0.64%) FTP
19 60 (0.56%) EIGRP
19 60 (0.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 855 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 457 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
3 317 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 304 (2.82%) Oracle Database
5 243 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 224 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 206 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
8 151 (1.40%) QlikView
9 142 (1.32%) Big Data
10 136 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
11 124 (1.15%) RDBMS
12 114 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 103 (0.96%) Data Mining
14 102 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
15 98 (0.91%) Hadoop
16 93 (0.86%) MySQL
17 82 (0.76%) DB2
18 78 (0.72%) Oracle ODI
19 77 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
20 76 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 247 (2.29%) JIRA
2 167 (1.55%) Subversion
3 124 (1.15%) Maven
4 120 (1.11%) Git (software)
5 117 (1.09%) Selenium
6 111 (1.03%) NUnit
7 103 (0.96%) Visual Studio
8 96 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
9 72 (0.67%) JUnit
10 70 (0.65%) TeamCity
11 62 (0.58%) Cucumber
12 59 (0.55%) Jenkins
13 52 (0.48%) Ant
14 42 (0.39%) Eclipse
15 35 (0.32%) Rhino Mocks
16 34 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
17 33 (0.31%) SpecFlow
18 32 (0.30%) Mockito
19 30 (0.28%) FitNesse
19 30 (0.28%) MSI
General
1 3179 (29.48%) Banking
2 1156 (10.72%) Investment Banking
3 715 (6.63%) Front Office
4 605 (5.61%) Retail
5 573 (5.31%) Financial Institution
6 355 (3.29%) Legal
7 306 (2.84%) Marketing
8 300 (2.78%) Telecoms
9 253 (2.35%) Back Office
10 176 (1.63%) Advertising
11 175 (1.62%) Retail Banking
12 167 (1.55%) Manufacturing
13 130 (1.21%) Law
14 128 (1.19%) Billing
15 93 (0.86%) General Ledger
16 79 (0.73%) Games
17 72 (0.67%) Publishing
18 58 (0.54%) Electronics
19 41 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
20 37 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2617 (24.27%) Analyst
2 2265 (21.01%) Developer
3 1210 (11.22%) Business Analyst
4 1183 (10.97%) Project Manager
5 805 (7.47%) Consultant
6 676 (6.27%) Architect
7 395 (3.66%) Java Developer
8 316 (2.93%) Support Analyst
9 257 (2.38%) Data Analyst
10 231 (2.14%) C# Developer
11 225 (2.09%) Senior Developer
12 209 (1.94%) Programme Manager
13 194 (1.80%) Administrator
14 187 (1.73%) Senior Manager
15 182 (1.69%) Senior Analyst
16 175 (1.62%) Test Analyst
17 173 (1.60%) Applications Support
18 169 (1.57%) SQL Developer
19 166 (1.54%) Solutions Architect
20 161 (1.49%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 775 (7.19%) .NET
2 605 (5.61%) HTML
3 396 (3.67%) XML
4 369 (3.42%) CSS
5 340 (3.15%) Web Services
6 317 (2.94%) HTML5
7 224 (2.08%) Middleware
8 222 (2.06%) Spring
9 218 (2.02%) ASP.NET
10 197 (1.83%) jQuery
11 175 (1.62%) WPF
12 160 (1.48%) AngularJS
13 143 (1.33%) CSS3
14 140 (1.30%) WCF
15 138 (1.28%) J2EE
16 132 (1.22%) JMS
17 117 (1.09%) Hibernate
18 112 (1.04%) REST
19 111 (1.03%) FIX Protocol
20 109 (1.01%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 973 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
2 455 (4.22%) Derivative
3 375 (3.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 317 (2.94%) Fixed Income
5 310 (2.88%) Management Information System
6 270 (2.50%) User Experience
7 254 (2.36%) Computer Science
8 243 (2.25%) Equities
9 198 (1.84%) Credit Risk
10 182 (1.69%) Hedge funds
11 158 (1.47%) Market Risk
12 150 (1.39%) Mathematics
13 138 (1.28%) Data Structures
14 133 (1.23%) Blackberry
15 112 (1.04%) Replication
16 106 (0.98%) Mobile App
17 100 (0.93%) Clustering
17 100 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
18 98 (0.91%) SWIFT
19 97 (0.90%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1143 (10.60%) Windows
2 801 (7.43%) UNIX
3 733 (6.80%) Linux
4 302 (2.80%) Windows 7
5 210 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 168 (1.56%) Solaris
7 151 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 137 (1.27%) Windows XP
9 125 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 116 (1.08%) Apple iOS
11 97 (0.90%) Android
12 79 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
13 50 (0.46%) AIX
14 45 (0.42%) zOS
15 36 (0.33%) SUSE
16 33 (0.31%) Windows 8
17 24 (0.22%) Windows Vista
18 20 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
19 18 (0.17%) Mac OS X
20 14 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1690 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1347 (12.49%) Project Management
3 1013 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 709 (6.58%) Migration
5 668 (6.20%) Business Analysis
6 607 (5.63%) PRINCE2
7 552 (5.12%) Business Intelligence
8 537 (4.98%) ITIL
9 511 (4.74%) User Acceptance Testing
10 495 (4.59%) Risk Management
11 489 (4.54%) Change Management
12 472 (4.38%) TDD
13 470 (4.36%) Scrum
14 466 (4.32%) Analytics
15 461 (4.28%) Data Modelling
16 364 (3.38%) OO
17 349 (3.24%) Data Analysis
18 348 (3.23%) ETL
19 331 (3.07%) Asset Management
20 324 (3.01%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1985 (18.41%) SQL
2 1115 (10.34%) Java
3 791 (7.34%) C#
4 582 (5.40%) JavaScript
5 350 (3.25%) C++
6 318 (2.95%) Python
7 262 (2.43%) PL/SQL
8 237 (2.20%) VBA
9 230 (2.13%) Perl
10 213 (1.98%) T-SQL
11 193 (1.79%) Shell Script
12 152 (1.41%) C
13 137 (1.27%) PowerShell
14 117 (1.09%) Ruby
15 104 (0.96%) VB
16 99 (0.92%) Bash Shell
17 79 (0.73%) PHP
18 76 (0.70%) Scala
19 58 (0.54%) VB.NET
20 48 (0.45%) R
Qualifications
1 764 (7.09%) Degree
2 178 (1.65%) Security Cleared
3 154 (1.43%) PMI Certification
4 153 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
5 138 (1.28%) ISEB
6 130 (1.21%) CISSP
7 106 (0.98%) PMP
8 104 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 100 (0.93%) SC Cleared
10 98 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 97 (0.90%) CCNP
12 82 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
13 69 (0.64%) CISM
14 64 (0.59%) CIMA
15 60 (0.56%) ACCA
16 56 (0.52%) MCSE
17 49 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 49 (0.45%) CCIE
18 44 (0.41%) CCNA
19 42 (0.39%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 420 (3.90%) QA
2 123 (1.14%) SLA
3 82 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 73 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 71 (0.66%) Data Quality
6 57 (0.53%) EMIR
7 56 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
8 49 (0.45%) GAAP
8 49 (0.45%) Basel III
9 47 (0.44%) Solvency II
10 35 (0.32%) PCI DSS
11 31 (0.29%) COBIT
12 28 (0.26%) FATCA
13 24 (0.22%) Basel II
14 23 (0.21%) COREP
15 21 (0.19%) ISO 9001
16 20 (0.19%) P3O
17 18 (0.17%) MiFID
18 16 (0.15%) FINREP
19 15 (0.14%) CRD IV
System Software
1 463 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 192 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 100 (0.93%) XenApp
4 92 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
5 71 (0.66%) vSphere
6 60 (0.56%) VMware ESX
7 52 (0.48%) Hyper-V
8 49 (0.45%) XenDesktop
9 48 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
10 41 (0.38%) ACF2
11 33 (0.31%) RACF
12 30 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
13 28 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 21 (0.19%) NFS
15 17 (0.16%) Xen
16 15 (0.14%) Terminal Server
16 15 (0.14%) ProxySG
16 15 (0.14%) HDFS
17 12 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
18 11 (0.10%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 143 (1.33%) SCCM
2 134 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
3 117 (1.09%) Control-M
4 91 (0.84%) Puppet
5 54 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
6 51 (0.47%) Tivoli
7 48 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 46 (0.43%) SCOM
9 34 (0.32%) NetBackup
10 32 (0.30%) Data Guard
11 31 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
12 28 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
13 26 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
14 23 (0.21%) HP SIM
15 21 (0.19%) Backup Exec
16 19 (0.18%) Nagios
16 19 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 18 (0.17%) WSUS
18 12 (0.11%) SCOrch
18 12 (0.11%) SELinux
Vendors
1 1471 (13.64%) Oracle
2 1122 (10.41%) Microsoft
3 616 (5.71%) SAP
4 399 (3.70%) Cisco
5 343 (3.18%) VMware
6 308 (2.86%) Citrix
7 252 (2.34%) IBM
8 248 (2.30%) HP
9 231 (2.14%) Sybase
10 157 (1.46%) CheckPoint
11 155 (1.44%) Cognos
12 153 (1.42%) Business Objects
13 151 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
14 141 (1.31%) Red Hat
14 141 (1.31%) F5
15 134 (1.24%) Juniper
16 127 (1.18%) Bloomberg
17 113 (1.05%) Adobe
18 109 (1.01%) NetApp
19 100 (0.93%) Informatica
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