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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 6153 5283 6159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 26.21% 22.46% 25.40%
As % of the General category 55.72% 50.19% 49.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4505 3577 4232
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 49 87
Average hourly rate £22.25 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.10% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.67 £12.90 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.50 £30.00 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -
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
11043 10527 12395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 47.04% 44.76% 51.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7939 7334 8690
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 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 141 188
Average hourly rate £22.36 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.19% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.71 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £37.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 1886 £488 +2.63% 666
Canary Wharf 0 119 £450 -
Docklands, London 0 51 £500 -9.09% 3
Croydon -6 28 £375 -6.25% 9
Bromley +1 24 £525 +61.53% 2
Paddington -2 15 £450 +12.50%
Uxbridge -1 13 £425 +6.25% 3
Feltham 0 9 £440 -6.38% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -2 8 £368 -1.80% 8
Brentford -3 7 £494 +1.33%
Wimbledon +2 5 £488 - 2
Edgware - 3 £165 -
Harrow - 3 £338 -
Teddington - 3 - -
Ealing - 3 - -
Mayfair -2 2 £600 +26.31%
Bexley - 2 - -
Woodford Green - 2 £148 -
Chiswick +1 1 - - 2
Westminster 0 1 - -
Surbiton -1 1 - -
Hendon - 1 - -
Ilford - 1 £400 -
Isleworth - 1 £325 - 1
New Malden - 1 - -
Southwark - 1 £238 -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 3614 (30.98%) Banking
2 2102 (18.02%) SQL
3 1899 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
4 1556 (13.34%) Project Management
5 1305 (11.19%) Oracle
6 1297 (11.12%) Java
7 1288 (11.04%) Investment Banking
8 1250 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 1212 (10.39%) Microsoft
10 1155 (9.90%) SQL Server
11 1115 (9.56%) Windows
12 1079 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
13 999 (8.56%) C#
14 942 (8.07%) .NET
15 904 (7.75%) MS Excel
16 846 (7.25%) Business Analysis
17 816 (6.99%) Degree
18 790 (6.77%) Migration
19 767 (6.57%) Front Office
20 752 (6.45%) Linux
21 737 (6.32%) UNIX
22 692 (5.93%) Business Intelligence
23 653 (5.60%) PRINCE2
24 643 (5.51%) HTML
25 642 (5.50%) JavaScript
26 625 (5.36%) Retail
27 611 (5.24%) ITIL
28 587 (5.03%) Data Warehouse
29 575 (4.93%) Risk Management
30 572 (4.90%) Scrum

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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
1 440 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 156 (1.34%) WebSphere
3 144 (1.23%) MS Exchange
4 132 (1.13%) SAS
5 128 (1.10%) Tomcat
6 122 (1.05%) IIS
7 112 (0.96%) Apache
8 94 (0.81%) Lync
9 91 (0.78%) CMS
10 79 (0.68%) JBoss
11 77 (0.66%) WebLogic
12 72 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
13 70 (0.60%) Apache Spark
14 68 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 67 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
16 66 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
17 59 (0.51%) Confluence
18 57 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
18 57 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 49 (0.42%) Node.js
Applications
1 904 (7.75%) MS Excel
2 570 (4.89%) MS Office
3 340 (2.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 319 (2.73%) MS Project
5 262 (2.25%) MS Visio
6 88 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 37 (0.32%) Photoshop
8 14 (0.12%) SPSS
8 14 (0.12%) Open Workbench
8 14 (0.12%) PowerPivot
9 12 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
10 11 (0.094%) Acrobat
11 9 (0.077%) InfoPath
12 7 (0.060%) Mingle
13 6 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 6 (0.051%) Adobe Captivate
13 6 (0.051%) OmniGraffle
13 6 (0.051%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.034%) InDesign
15 3 (0.026%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 145 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 138 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
3 123 (1.05%) Oracle Financials
4 111 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
5 102 (0.87%) SAP FI
6 87 (0.75%) SAP CO
7 86 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
8 85 (0.73%) Oracle General Ledger
9 75 (0.64%) Markit EDM
10 65 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
11 64 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
12 49 (0.42%) Cognos TM1
13 46 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 46 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
13 46 (0.39%) SAP BPC
14 41 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
15 39 (0.33%) Hyperion Planning
16 37 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
17 34 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
17 34 (0.29%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 78 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (0.66%) Office 365
3 56 (0.48%) SaaS
4 37 (0.32%) PaaS
5 31 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
5 31 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
6 29 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
7 27 (0.23%) Google Analytics
8 20 (0.17%) Force.com
9 19 (0.16%) IaaS
10 15 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (0.12%) GitHub
12 11 (0.094%) IBM Blueworks
13 8 (0.069%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (0.060%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (0.060%) Taleo
15 6 (0.051%) FinancialForce.com
16 5 (0.043%) Amazon S3
17 4 (0.034%) OneDrive
18 3 (0.026%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 311 (2.67%) Firewall
2 219 (1.88%) WAN
3 200 (1.71%) LAN
4 198 (1.70%) Internet
5 192 (1.65%) DNS
6 190 (1.63%) TCP/IP
7 180 (1.54%) SAN
8 147 (1.26%) Network Security
9 131 (1.12%) VPN
10 102 (0.87%) BGP
11 91 (0.78%) DHCP
12 84 (0.72%) Intranet
13 81 (0.69%) MPLS
14 79 (0.68%) LDAP
15 76 (0.65%) HTTP
16 72 (0.62%) SSL
16 72 (0.62%) Wireless
17 70 (0.60%) VLAN
18 67 (0.57%) OSPF
19 66 (0.57%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1155 (9.90%) SQL Server
2 587 (5.03%) Data Warehouse
3 393 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 352 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 307 (2.63%) Relational Database
6 258 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 215 (1.84%) Big Data
8 209 (1.79%) Oracle Database
9 203 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 176 (1.51%) BusinessObjects
11 164 (1.41%) Hadoop
12 161 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
13 140 (1.20%) QlikView
14 120 (1.03%) RDBMS
15 97 (0.83%) DB2
16 95 (0.81%) Data Mining
16 95 (0.81%) MySQL
17 87 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
18 83 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
19 80 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 245 (2.10%) JIRA
2 187 (1.60%) Subversion
3 145 (1.24%) Selenium
4 144 (1.23%) Maven
4 144 (1.23%) Git (software)
5 129 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 108 (0.93%) Jenkins
7 92 (0.79%) Visual Studio
8 82 (0.70%) Cucumber
9 75 (0.64%) SpecFlow
9 75 (0.64%) TeamCity
10 67 (0.57%) NUnit
10 67 (0.57%) JUnit
11 54 (0.46%) WebDriver
12 44 (0.38%) HP UFT
13 42 (0.36%) Eclipse
13 42 (0.36%) Jasmine
14 41 (0.35%) Ant
15 39 (0.33%) FitNesse
16 35 (0.30%) ClearCase
General
1 3614 (30.98%) Banking
2 1288 (11.04%) Investment Banking
3 767 (6.57%) Front Office
4 625 (5.36%) Retail
5 499 (4.28%) Financial Institution
6 424 (3.63%) Legal
7 285 (2.44%) Marketing
8 282 (2.42%) Telecoms
9 270 (2.31%) Back Office
10 235 (2.01%) Law
11 224 (1.92%) Retail Banking
12 194 (1.66%) Advertising
13 130 (1.11%) General Ledger
14 118 (1.01%) Manufacturing
15 94 (0.81%) Billing
16 79 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
17 69 (0.59%) Publishing
18 64 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
19 49 (0.42%) Games
20 42 (0.36%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2885 (24.73%) Analyst
2 2592 (22.22%) Developer
3 1510 (12.94%) Business Analyst
4 1380 (11.83%) Project Manager
5 675 (5.79%) Architect
6 649 (5.56%) Consultant
7 454 (3.89%) Java Developer
8 316 (2.71%) Senior Developer
9 277 (2.37%) C# Developer
10 253 (2.17%) Data Analyst
11 247 (2.12%) .NET Developer
12 236 (2.02%) Support Analyst
13 233 (2.00%) Senior Analyst
14 213 (1.83%) Administrator
15 197 (1.69%) Solutions Architect
15 197 (1.69%) Programme Manager
16 195 (1.67%) SQL Developer
17 190 (1.63%) Test Analyst
18 185 (1.59%) Banking Business Analyst
19 180 (1.54%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 942 (8.07%) .NET
2 643 (5.51%) HTML
3 400 (3.43%) XML
4 380 (3.26%) Web Services
5 361 (3.09%) HTML5
6 346 (2.97%) CSS
7 269 (2.31%) ASP.NET
8 232 (1.99%) AngularJS
9 221 (1.89%) jQuery
10 219 (1.88%) Middleware
11 214 (1.83%) Spring
12 179 (1.53%) .NET Framework
13 174 (1.49%) WCF
14 170 (1.46%) WPF
15 159 (1.36%) J2EE
16 149 (1.28%) CSS3
17 139 (1.19%) FIX Protocol
18 126 (1.08%) SOAP
19 121 (1.04%) REST
20 106 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1079 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 472 (4.05%) Derivative
3 434 (3.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 395 (3.39%) Fixed Income
5 391 (3.35%) Data Centre
6 331 (2.84%) Equities
7 313 (2.68%) Management Information System
8 302 (2.59%) User Experience
9 261 (2.24%) Computer Science
10 258 (2.21%) Credit Risk
11 185 (1.59%) Market Risk
12 144 (1.23%) Blackberry
13 140 (1.20%) Hedge funds
14 118 (1.01%) Visualisation
15 114 (0.98%) Data Structures
15 114 (0.98%) Mobile App
16 113 (0.97%) Data Integration
17 112 (0.96%) Mathematics
17 112 (0.96%) SWIFT
18 98 (0.84%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1115 (9.56%) Windows
2 752 (6.45%) Linux
3 737 (6.32%) UNIX
4 237 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 228 (1.95%) Windows 7
6 184 (1.58%) Solaris
7 171 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 146 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 122 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 94 (0.81%) Apple iOS
11 83 (0.71%) Android
12 60 (0.51%) Windows XP
13 55 (0.47%) AIX
14 22 (0.19%) Windows 8
15 19 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
15 19 (0.16%) SUSE
16 18 (0.15%) zOS
17 14 (0.12%) Mac OS X
18 11 (0.094%) MVS
19 10 (0.086%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1899 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
2 1556 (13.34%) Project Management
3 1250 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 846 (7.25%) Business Analysis
5 790 (6.77%) Migration
6 692 (5.93%) Business Intelligence
7 653 (5.60%) PRINCE2
8 611 (5.24%) ITIL
9 575 (4.93%) Risk Management
10 572 (4.90%) Scrum
11 554 (4.75%) SDLC
12 513 (4.40%) User Acceptance Testing
13 512 (4.39%) TDD
14 484 (4.15%) Analytics
15 483 (4.14%) Change Management
16 478 (4.10%) ETL
17 473 (4.05%) Data Modelling
18 462 (3.96%) Asset Management
19 412 (3.53%) CRM
20 396 (3.39%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2102 (18.02%) SQL
2 1297 (11.12%) Java
3 999 (8.56%) C#
4 642 (5.50%) JavaScript
5 407 (3.49%) Python
6 405 (3.47%) C++
7 313 (2.68%) T-SQL
8 290 (2.49%) VBA
9 271 (2.32%) Perl
10 219 (1.88%) PL/SQL
11 212 (1.82%) PowerShell
12 201 (1.72%) Shell Script
13 145 (1.24%) C
14 132 (1.13%) Scala
15 105 (0.90%) VB
16 95 (0.81%) Ruby
17 90 (0.77%) VB.NET
17 90 (0.77%) PHP
18 63 (0.54%) R
19 58 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 816 (6.99%) Degree
2 201 (1.72%) PMI Certification
3 180 (1.54%) Security Cleared
4 172 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
5 145 (1.24%) PMP
6 141 (1.21%) ISEB
7 115 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 106 (0.91%) CISSP
9 102 (0.87%) SC Cleared
10 86 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
11 81 (0.69%) CCNP
12 78 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
13 72 (0.62%) ACCA
14 70 (0.60%) CISM
15 69 (0.59%) CISA
16 59 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 58 (0.50%) ISTQB
18 56 (0.48%) CIMA
19 49 (0.42%) CCNA
20 47 (0.40%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 482 (4.13%) QA
2 115 (0.99%) SLA
3 95 (0.81%) Solvency II
4 90 (0.77%) EMIR
5 84 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 74 (0.63%) Data Quality
7 68 (0.58%) Dodd-Frank
8 64 (0.55%) MiFID
9 59 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 46 (0.39%) PCI DSS
11 41 (0.35%) COBIT
12 40 (0.34%) Basel III
13 39 (0.33%) GAAP
14 38 (0.33%) FATCA
15 30 (0.26%) COREP
16 28 (0.24%) Basel II
17 19 (0.16%) CRD IV
18 14 (0.12%) ISO 9001
19 11 (0.094%) P3O
20 10 (0.086%) GxP
System Software
1 458 (3.93%) Active Directory
2 221 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 134 (1.15%) XenApp
4 70 (0.60%) vSphere
5 59 (0.51%) VMware ESX
6 53 (0.45%) Hyper-V
7 42 (0.36%) XenDesktop
8 33 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
9 32 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
10 31 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 28 (0.24%) NFS
12 21 (0.18%) HDFS
13 20 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 16 (0.14%) ProxySG
15 15 (0.13%) KVM
15 15 (0.13%) Docker
15 15 (0.13%) vCloud
16 13 (0.11%) GridGain
17 12 (0.10%) XenServer
18 11 (0.094%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 107 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
2 104 (0.89%) SCCM
3 89 (0.76%) Control-M
4 88 (0.75%) Puppet
5 56 (0.48%) BladeLogic
6 53 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
7 38 (0.33%) Tivoli
8 37 (0.32%) SCOM
9 33 (0.28%) NetBackup
10 32 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
11 22 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 18 (0.15%) Data Guard
13 16 (0.14%) OpenView
13 16 (0.14%) Ansible
14 14 (0.12%) EMC VPLEX
14 14 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
14 14 (0.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 14 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
15 13 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 13 (0.11%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1305 (11.19%) Oracle
2 1212 (10.39%) Microsoft
3 519 (4.45%) SAP
4 411 (3.52%) Cisco
5 382 (3.27%) Citrix
6 377 (3.23%) VMware
7 331 (2.84%) IBM
8 269 (2.31%) HP
9 206 (1.77%) Sybase
10 142 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
11 141 (1.21%) Informatica
12 131 (1.12%) Cognos
13 129 (1.11%) Red Hat
14 123 (1.05%) TIBCO
15 114 (0.98%) Hyperion
16 102 (0.87%) Adobe
17 101 (0.87%) CheckPoint
18 98 (0.84%) Juniper
19 97 (0.83%) Bloomberg
20 91 (0.78%) F5
South West London
First Point
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: Competitive (dependant on experience) plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £350 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Acumin
Rate: From £500 to £600 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Posted: Yesterday