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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 5516 6381 6882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.36% 25.17% 27.66%
As % of the General category 49.76% 50.41% 52.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3921 4434 4681
Average daily rate
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£468 £453 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 76 109
Average hourly rate £18.85 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.75% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £34.25 £50.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -
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
11086 12657 13058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.95% 49.93% 52.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7986 8962 9032
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 159 218
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -10.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £46.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.22 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+10.28% -14.55%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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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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 1679 £475 +4.39% 708
Canary Wharf +1 60 £410 -22.34%
Croydon +1 55 £428 +14.00% 13
Docklands, London 0 47 £538 -2.27% 6
Bromley +2 26 £375 -26.82% 14
Uxbridge +1 22 £375 -16.66%
Greenford - 10 - - 1
Hounslow +6 7 £425 +6.25% 10
Romford -1 3 £275 -46.34% 2
Brentford -6 3 £550 +25.71%
Hammersmith +3 2 £475 -
Feltham +2 2 £430 +28.35%
Westminster -3 2 £488 +30.00% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -9 2 £168 -56.64% 15
Paddington +3 1 £465 -7.92%
Surbiton +1 1 - - 4
Twickenham - 1 - - 1
Hillingdon - 1 £265 - 1
Harrow - 1 £400 - 10
Hayes - 1 £410 -
Northwood - 1 £465 -
Edgware - 1 - -
Enfield - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Wimbledon - - - - 2
Chiswick - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Wembley - - - - 1
Ealing - - - -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 3170 (29.87%) Banking
2 1892 (17.83%) SQL
3 1680 (15.83%) Agile Software Development
4 1529 (14.41%) Oracle
5 1366 (12.87%) Project Management
6 1216 (11.46%) Investment Banking
7 1157 (10.90%) Windows
8 1151 (10.85%) Microsoft
9 1084 (10.22%) Java
10 971 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
11 942 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 883 (8.32%) SQL Server
13 798 (7.52%) UNIX
14 787 (7.42%) MS Excel
15 781 (7.36%) .NET
16 777 (7.32%) C#
17 753 (7.10%) Degree
18 750 (7.07%) Linux
19 704 (6.63%) Front Office
20 679 (6.40%) Migration
21 673 (6.34%) Business Analysis
22 648 (6.11%) HTML
23 625 (5.89%) PRINCE2
24 624 (5.88%) JavaScript
25 617 (5.81%) Financial Institution
26 603 (5.68%) Retail
27 588 (5.54%) SAP
28 580 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
29 535 (5.04%) MS Office
30 527 (4.97%) Risk Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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
1 433 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 176 (1.66%) WebSphere
3 166 (1.56%) MS Exchange
4 154 (1.45%) WebLogic
5 144 (1.36%) SAS
6 136 (1.28%) CMS
7 98 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
8 94 (0.89%) IIS
9 89 (0.84%) Tomcat
10 83 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
11 79 (0.74%) Apache
12 65 (0.61%) Lync
13 61 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 59 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
15 48 (0.45%) Node.js
16 47 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
17 44 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
17 44 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
18 43 (0.41%) Adobe CQ
19 42 (0.40%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 787 (7.42%) MS Excel
2 535 (5.04%) MS Office
3 348 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 267 (2.52%) MS Project
5 176 (1.66%) MS Visio
6 92 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
7 66 (0.62%) Photoshop
8 21 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 15 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
10 9 (0.085%) PowerPivot
10 9 (0.085%) InfoPath
10 9 (0.085%) InDesign
11 7 (0.066%) SPSS
12 6 (0.057%) Mathematica
13 5 (0.047%) Acrobat
13 5 (0.047%) RoboHelp
14 4 (0.038%) Fireworks
14 4 (0.038%) Open Workbench
14 4 (0.038%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 3 (0.028%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 224 (2.11%) Oracle EBS
2 172 (1.62%) Oracle EBS R12
3 115 (1.08%) Oracle Financials
4 93 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
4 93 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 90 (0.85%) Oracle General Ledger
6 83 (0.78%) Oracle Receivables
7 81 (0.76%) Oracle Payables
8 66 (0.62%) Markit EDM
9 60 (0.57%) SAP FI
10 57 (0.54%) SAP CO
11 55 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
12 52 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
13 51 (0.48%) Cognos TM1
14 50 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
15 48 (0.45%) SAP BPC
16 47 (0.44%) Agresso
17 45 (0.42%) HFM
18 43 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
19 39 (0.37%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 74 (0.70%) SaaS
2 40 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
4 25 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
4 25 (0.24%) GitHub
5 23 (0.22%) Force.com
6 21 (0.20%) Office 365
7 18 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (0.13%) PaaS
9 12 (0.11%) IaaS
10 7 (0.066%) Google Apps
11 4 (0.038%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (0.028%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.028%) Heroku
12 3 (0.028%) Taleo
13 2 (0.019%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.019%) Responsys
14 1 (0.009%) Trello
14 1 (0.009%) IBM Blueworks
14 1 (0.009%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 302 (2.85%) Firewall
2 170 (1.60%) WAN
3 168 (1.58%) TCP/IP
4 164 (1.55%) LAN
5 163 (1.54%) DNS
6 150 (1.41%) Internet
7 145 (1.37%) SAN
8 124 (1.17%) VPN
9 103 (0.97%) Intranet
10 87 (0.82%) HTTP
11 84 (0.79%) BGP
11 84 (0.79%) Network Security
12 74 (0.70%) Multicast
13 72 (0.68%) SSL
14 65 (0.61%) DHCP
15 61 (0.57%) FTP
15 61 (0.57%) OSPF
16 59 (0.56%) MPLS
17 51 (0.48%) Wireless
18 48 (0.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 883 (8.32%) SQL Server
2 440 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
3 322 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 282 (2.66%) Relational Database
5 253 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 227 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 195 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 148 (1.39%) QlikView
9 138 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
10 120 (1.13%) RDBMS
11 118 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 111 (1.05%) Big Data
13 108 (1.02%) Data Mining
14 107 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
15 104 (0.98%) MySQL
16 97 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
17 91 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
18 79 (0.74%) Oracle ODI
19 78 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
20 76 (0.72%) DB2
Development Applications
1 242 (2.28%) JIRA
2 177 (1.67%) Subversion
3 138 (1.30%) Git (software)
4 132 (1.24%) Selenium
5 121 (1.14%) Maven
6 117 (1.10%) Visual Studio
7 107 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
8 100 (0.94%) NUnit
9 90 (0.85%) JUnit
10 79 (0.74%) Cucumber
11 76 (0.72%) TeamCity
12 69 (0.65%) Jenkins
13 50 (0.47%) FitNesse
14 49 (0.46%) Ant
15 47 (0.44%) Eclipse
16 44 (0.41%) QuickTest Pro
17 40 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
18 33 (0.31%) SpecFlow
19 32 (0.30%) Hudson
20 31 (0.29%) Jasmine
General
1 3170 (29.87%) Banking
2 1216 (11.46%) Investment Banking
3 704 (6.63%) Front Office
4 617 (5.81%) Financial Institution
5 603 (5.68%) Retail
6 330 (3.11%) Legal
7 303 (2.86%) Marketing
8 302 (2.85%) Telecoms
9 260 (2.45%) Back Office
10 182 (1.72%) Manufacturing
11 163 (1.54%) Advertising
12 151 (1.42%) Retail Banking
13 114 (1.07%) Law
14 107 (1.01%) General Ledger
15 100 (0.94%) Publishing
16 97 (0.91%) Billing
17 68 (0.64%) Games
18 54 (0.51%) Electronics
19 46 (0.43%) French Language
20 43 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2618 (24.67%) Analyst
2 2217 (20.89%) Developer
3 1207 (11.37%) Project Manager
4 1181 (11.13%) Business Analyst
5 823 (7.76%) Consultant
6 590 (5.56%) Architect
7 371 (3.50%) Java Developer
8 300 (2.83%) Support Analyst
9 253 (2.38%) Data Analyst
10 233 (2.20%) C# Developer
11 212 (2.00%) Programme Manager
12 203 (1.91%) Senior Developer
13 188 (1.77%) Administrator
14 181 (1.71%) Test Analyst
15 176 (1.66%) .NET Developer
16 175 (1.65%) Senior Manager
16 175 (1.65%) Senior Analyst
17 162 (1.53%) Solutions Architect
18 158 (1.49%) Applications Support
18 158 (1.49%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 781 (7.36%) .NET
2 648 (6.11%) HTML
3 429 (4.04%) CSS
4 413 (3.89%) XML
5 358 (3.37%) Web Services
6 331 (3.12%) HTML5
7 269 (2.54%) ASP.NET
8 247 (2.33%) jQuery
9 236 (2.22%) Spring
10 222 (2.09%) Middleware
11 190 (1.79%) WPF
12 186 (1.75%) AngularJS
13 164 (1.55%) CSS3
14 163 (1.54%) J2EE
15 143 (1.35%) WCF
16 141 (1.33%) JMS
17 132 (1.24%) .NET Framework
18 126 (1.19%) Hibernate
19 111 (1.05%) Ajax
20 110 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 971 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 425 (4.01%) Derivative
3 367 (3.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 319 (3.01%) Fixed Income
5 294 (2.77%) Management Information System
6 281 (2.65%) Hedge funds
7 270 (2.54%) User Experience
8 236 (2.22%) Computer Science
9 215 (2.03%) Credit Risk
10 198 (1.87%) Equities
11 152 (1.43%) Market Risk
12 148 (1.39%) Data Structures
12 148 (1.39%) Blackberry
13 127 (1.20%) Mathematics
14 111 (1.05%) Clustering
15 110 (1.04%) Mobile App
16 99 (0.93%) PMI
17 98 (0.92%) Open Source
18 95 (0.90%) Data Integration
18 95 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1157 (10.90%) Windows
2 798 (7.52%) UNIX
3 750 (7.07%) Linux
4 314 (2.96%) Windows 7
5 200 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 165 (1.55%) Solaris
7 141 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 130 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 117 (1.10%) Windows XP
10 103 (0.97%) Apple iOS
11 77 (0.73%) Android
12 61 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
13 45 (0.42%) zOS
14 42 (0.40%) AIX
15 32 (0.30%) Mac OS X
15 32 (0.30%) Windows 8
16 21 (0.20%) SELinux
17 17 (0.16%) SUSE
18 15 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
19 13 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1680 (15.83%) Agile Software Development
2 1366 (12.87%) Project Management
3 942 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 679 (6.40%) Migration
5 673 (6.34%) Business Analysis
6 625 (5.89%) PRINCE2
7 580 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
8 527 (4.97%) Risk Management
9 498 (4.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 493 (4.65%) ITIL
11 488 (4.60%) TDD
12 478 (4.50%) Change Management
13 459 (4.33%) Scrum
14 439 (4.14%) Analytics
15 417 (3.93%) Data Modelling
16 384 (3.62%) Asset Management
17 354 (3.34%) OO
18 337 (3.18%) ETL
19 330 (3.11%) Data Analysis
20 319 (3.01%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1892 (17.83%) SQL
2 1084 (10.22%) Java
3 777 (7.32%) C#
4 624 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 340 (3.20%) C++
6 298 (2.81%) Python
7 260 (2.45%) PL/SQL
8 243 (2.29%) VBA
9 211 (1.99%) Perl
10 205 (1.93%) T-SQL
11 188 (1.77%) Shell Script
12 168 (1.58%) C
13 151 (1.42%) PowerShell
14 124 (1.17%) Bash Shell
15 121 (1.14%) Ruby
16 93 (0.88%) VB
17 86 (0.81%) Scala
18 73 (0.69%) PHP
19 46 (0.43%) VB.NET
19 46 (0.43%) Korn
Qualifications
1 753 (7.10%) Degree
2 162 (1.53%) PMI Certification
3 151 (1.42%) Security Cleared
4 141 (1.33%) ISEB
5 138 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
6 132 (1.24%) CISSP
7 104 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 100 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
9 99 (0.93%) PMP
10 93 (0.88%) SC Cleared
11 89 (0.84%) CCNP
12 77 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
13 68 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 64 (0.60%) CIMA
15 62 (0.58%) CISM
16 58 (0.55%) ACCA
17 54 (0.51%) ISTQB
18 53 (0.50%) MCSE
19 52 (0.49%) CISA
20 35 (0.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 398 (3.75%) QA
2 130 (1.23%) SLA
3 100 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 76 (0.72%) Data Quality
5 60 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
6 59 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 58 (0.55%) EMIR
8 49 (0.46%) Basel III
9 42 (0.40%) ISO 9001
9 42 (0.40%) COBIT
10 34 (0.32%) PCI DSS
11 28 (0.26%) Solvency II
12 24 (0.23%) FATCA
13 22 (0.21%) P3O
14 20 (0.19%) MiFID
14 20 (0.19%) Basel II
14 20 (0.19%) GAAP
15 19 (0.18%) COREP
16 10 (0.094%) CRD IV
16 10 (0.094%) AIFMD
System Software
1 488 (4.60%) Active Directory
2 212 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 115 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
4 104 (0.98%) XenApp
5 56 (0.53%) vSphere
6 50 (0.47%) VMware ESX
7 48 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 45 (0.42%) Hyper-V
9 44 (0.41%) XenDesktop
10 39 (0.37%) ACF2
11 35 (0.33%) RACF
12 31 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
13 25 (0.24%) NFS
14 20 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 16 (0.15%) vCloud
16 15 (0.14%) ProxySG
17 13 (0.12%) Terminal Server
17 13 (0.12%) Xen
18 10 (0.094%) VMware ESXi
19 9 (0.085%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 134 (1.26%) SCCM
2 129 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
3 109 (1.03%) Control-M
4 92 (0.87%) Puppet
5 69 (0.65%) Tivoli
6 52 (0.49%) NetBackup
6 52 (0.49%) SCOM
7 50 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
8 41 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 40 (0.38%) Data Guard
10 38 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
11 37 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Management
12 35 (0.33%) Nagios
13 26 (0.25%) Backup Exec
13 26 (0.25%) HP SIM
14 24 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
15 21 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 19 (0.18%) OpenView
17 18 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
18 14 (0.13%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 1529 (14.41%) Oracle
2 1151 (10.85%) Microsoft
3 588 (5.54%) SAP
4 361 (3.40%) Cisco
5 344 (3.24%) VMware
6 325 (3.06%) Citrix
7 269 (2.54%) IBM
8 259 (2.44%) HP
9 231 (2.18%) Sybase
10 179 (1.69%) Business Objects
11 153 (1.44%) Cognos
12 143 (1.35%) Red Hat
13 141 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
14 138 (1.30%) CheckPoint
15 120 (1.13%) Juniper
16 116 (1.09%) Informatica
17 115 (1.08%) Bloomberg
18 114 (1.07%) F5
19 107 (1.01%) Remedy
20 94 (0.89%) Hyperion
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