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 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 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 5468 6301 7177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.47% 25.19% 27.55%
As % of the General category 50.09% 49.66% 52.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3733 4369 4875
Average daily rate
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£465 £455 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.19% +1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 90 107
Average hourly rate £20.25 £21.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £14.45 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £43.95 £45.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.25%
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
10916 12688 13551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.87% 50.72% 52.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 7583 8959 9276
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 £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 171 232
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 1614 £475 +4.39% 774
Canary Wharf 0 72 £450 +1.69%
Docklands, London 0 40 £550 - 1
Bromley +2 25 £338 -25.00% 13
Croydon +3 23 £413 +22.22% 17
Greenford - 20 - -
Uxbridge -3 10 £390 -9.30% 1
Brentford 0 9 £525 +23.52%
Hounslow +9 8 £425 +61.90% 9
Kingston Upon Thames -5 6 £375 -3.22% 4
Paddington 0 3 £400 -11.11%
Surbiton 0 2 £500 +25.00% 1
Feltham 0 2 £470 +74.07%
Romford -2 1 £275 -50.00% 2
Chiswick -2 1 - - 1
Westminster -2 1 £600 +37.14% 1
Mayfair - 1 - -
Northwood - 1 £465 -
Sidcup - - - -
Mitcham - - - -
New Malden - - - - 1
Beckenham - - - - 2
Chessington - - - -
Harrow - - - - 9
Hayes - - - - 1
Dagenham - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
Hackney - - - - 1
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - - 2
Teddington - - - - 1
Thornton Heath - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 3153 (29.94%) Banking
2 1838 (17.45%) SQL
3 1569 (14.90%) Oracle
4 1417 (13.45%) Project Management
5 1243 (11.80%) Investment Banking
6 1083 (10.28%) Windows
7 1050 (9.97%) Microsoft
8 1016 (9.65%) Java
9 930 (8.83%) Stakeholder Management
10 902 (8.56%) SQL Server
11 850 (8.07%) Agile Software Development
12 788 (7.48%) Degree
13 768 (7.29%) C#
14 756 (7.18%) UNIX
15 754 (7.16%) MS Excel
16 744 (7.06%) Linux
16 744 (7.06%) .NET
17 688 (6.53%) Financial Institution
18 687 (6.52%) Front Office
19 675 (6.41%) Business Analysis
20 667 (6.33%) PRINCE2
21 640 (6.08%) Migration
22 607 (5.76%) Retail
23 591 (5.61%) SAP
24 584 (5.55%) Business Intelligence
25 579 (5.50%) HTML
26 565 (5.36%) JavaScript
27 556 (5.28%) Risk Management
28 539 (5.12%) ITIL
29 532 (5.05%) MS Office

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 446 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 179 (1.70%) WebSphere
3 154 (1.46%) MS Exchange
4 153 (1.45%) WebLogic
5 141 (1.34%) CMS
6 127 (1.21%) SAS
7 98 (0.93%) Apache
8 92 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
9 90 (0.85%) IIS
10 88 (0.84%) Tomcat
11 87 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
12 67 (0.64%) Lync
13 58 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 54 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
15 51 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
16 48 (0.46%) IBM Notes
17 47 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
18 46 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
19 43 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
19 43 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 754 (7.16%) MS Excel
2 532 (5.05%) MS Office
3 349 (3.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 265 (2.52%) MS Project
5 198 (1.88%) MS Visio
6 88 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
7 70 (0.66%) Photoshop
8 33 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
9 18 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
10 12 (0.11%) InDesign
11 10 (0.095%) RoboHelp
11 10 (0.095%) PowerPivot
12 9 (0.085%) InfoPath
12 9 (0.085%) Adobe Captivate
13 6 (0.057%) Mathematica
13 6 (0.057%) Fireworks
13 6 (0.057%) Adobe After Effects
14 5 (0.047%) SPSS
15 3 (0.028%) Stata
16 2 (0.019%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 209 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
2 148 (1.41%) Oracle EBS R12
3 112 (1.06%) Oracle Financials
4 102 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 88 (0.84%) Oracle General Ledger
6 79 (0.75%) SAP FI
6 79 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
7 78 (0.74%) SAP CO
8 74 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
9 73 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
10 72 (0.68%) Markit EDM
11 69 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
12 60 (0.57%) Cognos TM1
13 58 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
14 52 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
15 51 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
16 45 (0.43%) SAP BPC
17 42 (0.40%) HFM
18 40 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
19 33 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 76 (0.72%) SaaS
2 44 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
4 22 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (0.20%) GitHub
6 18 (0.17%) Office 365
7 17 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
8 12 (0.11%) Force.com
9 10 (0.095%) PaaS
10 8 (0.076%) IaaS
11 6 (0.057%) Google Apps
11 6 (0.057%) SuccessFactors
12 4 (0.038%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.019%) Taleo
13 2 (0.019%) Heroku
13 2 (0.019%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.019%) Responsys
14 1 (0.009%) Basecamp
14 1 (0.009%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.009%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 280 (2.66%) Firewall
2 175 (1.66%) Internet
3 167 (1.59%) SAN
4 160 (1.52%) WAN
5 146 (1.39%) LAN
6 143 (1.36%) DNS
7 140 (1.33%) TCP/IP
8 121 (1.15%) Intranet
9 118 (1.12%) VPN
10 87 (0.83%) HTTP
11 77 (0.73%) Multicast
12 74 (0.70%) Network Security
13 67 (0.64%) BGP
14 66 (0.63%) SSL
15 61 (0.58%) FTP
16 59 (0.56%) LDAP
16 59 (0.56%) VoIP
17 52 (0.49%) DHCP
18 50 (0.47%) MPLS
19 48 (0.46%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 902 (8.56%) SQL Server
2 421 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 385 (3.66%) Oracle Database
4 266 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 254 (2.41%) Relational Database
6 247 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 218 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
8 180 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
9 139 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 130 (1.23%) QlikView
11 120 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
12 113 (1.07%) RDBMS
13 103 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
14 102 (0.97%) Big Data
15 101 (0.96%) Data Mining
16 97 (0.92%) MySQL
17 94 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
18 74 (0.70%) Oracle ODI
19 73 (0.69%) MS Access
20 72 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 211 (2.00%) JIRA
2 162 (1.54%) Subversion
3 154 (1.46%) Selenium
4 121 (1.15%) Maven
5 119 (1.13%) Git (software)
6 118 (1.12%) Visual Studio
7 99 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 91 (0.86%) JUnit
9 88 (0.84%) Cucumber
10 81 (0.77%) Jenkins
11 70 (0.66%) TeamCity
12 67 (0.64%) Eclipse
13 66 (0.63%) NUnit
14 65 (0.62%) FitNesse
15 45 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
16 40 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
17 39 (0.37%) Ant
18 33 (0.31%) SpecFlow
18 33 (0.31%) WebDriver
19 32 (0.30%) Axure RP
General
1 3153 (29.94%) Banking
2 1243 (11.80%) Investment Banking
3 688 (6.53%) Financial Institution
4 687 (6.52%) Front Office
5 607 (5.76%) Retail
6 325 (3.09%) Marketing
7 317 (3.01%) Legal
8 312 (2.96%) Telecoms
9 300 (2.85%) Back Office
10 195 (1.85%) Manufacturing
11 174 (1.65%) Retail Banking
12 144 (1.37%) Advertising
13 114 (1.08%) Billing
13 114 (1.08%) General Ledger
14 110 (1.04%) Law
15 108 (1.03%) Publishing
16 68 (0.65%) Games
17 63 (0.60%) Electronics
18 54 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
19 49 (0.47%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2586 (24.55%) Analyst
2 2081 (19.76%) Developer
3 1229 (11.67%) Project Manager
4 1189 (11.29%) Business Analyst
5 753 (7.15%) Consultant
6 577 (5.48%) Architect
7 345 (3.28%) Java Developer
8 284 (2.70%) Support Analyst
9 249 (2.36%) Programme Manager
10 235 (2.23%) C# Developer
11 230 (2.18%) Data Analyst
12 197 (1.87%) Senior Developer
13 192 (1.82%) Administrator
14 189 (1.79%) Test Analyst
15 183 (1.74%) Solutions Architect
16 181 (1.72%) .NET Developer
17 174 (1.65%) Senior Analyst
18 168 (1.60%) Senior Manager
19 164 (1.56%) Business Manager
20 155 (1.47%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 744 (7.06%) .NET
2 579 (5.50%) HTML
3 405 (3.85%) XML
4 392 (3.72%) CSS
5 346 (3.29%) Web Services
6 290 (2.75%) ASP.NET
7 282 (2.68%) HTML5
8 245 (2.33%) jQuery
9 235 (2.23%) Spring
10 203 (1.93%) Middleware
11 172 (1.63%) J2EE
12 167 (1.59%) WPF
13 156 (1.48%) CSS3
14 152 (1.44%) AngularJS
15 140 (1.33%) WCF
16 128 (1.22%) Hibernate
17 121 (1.15%) Ajax
18 120 (1.14%) JMS
19 111 (1.05%) .NET Framework
20 110 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 424 (4.03%) Derivative
2 350 (3.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 317 (3.01%) Fixed Income
4 314 (2.98%) Hedge funds
5 280 (2.66%) Management Information System
6 248 (2.35%) Computer Science
7 215 (2.04%) Credit Risk
8 201 (1.91%) Equities
9 153 (1.45%) Blackberry
10 141 (1.34%) Market Risk
11 136 (1.29%) Mathematics
12 106 (1.01%) PMI
13 105 (1.00%) Open Source
13 105 (1.00%) Mobile App
14 102 (0.97%) Clustering
15 101 (0.96%) Data Integration
16 97 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
17 89 (0.85%) Visualisation
18 82 (0.78%) Replication
19 78 (0.74%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1083 (10.28%) Windows
2 756 (7.18%) UNIX
3 744 (7.06%) Linux
4 310 (2.94%) Windows 7
5 201 (1.91%) Solaris
6 178 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 135 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 125 (1.19%) Windows XP
9 121 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 105 (1.00%) Apple iOS
11 89 (0.85%) Android
12 56 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
13 40 (0.38%) AIX
14 33 (0.31%) zOS
15 25 (0.24%) Windows 8
15 25 (0.24%) Mac OS X
16 21 (0.20%) SELinux
17 15 (0.14%) HPUX
18 13 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
18 13 (0.12%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1417 (13.45%) Project Management
2 930 (8.83%) Stakeholder Management
3 850 (8.07%) Agile Software Development
4 675 (6.41%) Business Analysis
5 667 (6.33%) PRINCE2
6 640 (6.08%) Migration
7 584 (5.55%) Business Intelligence
8 556 (5.28%) Risk Management
9 539 (5.12%) ITIL
10 483 (4.59%) User Acceptance Testing
11 458 (4.35%) Change Management
12 454 (4.31%) TDD
13 446 (4.23%) Scrum
14 428 (4.06%) Asset Management
15 414 (3.93%) Analytics
16 399 (3.79%) Data Modelling
17 349 (3.31%) OO
18 328 (3.11%) ETL
19 324 (3.08%) Programme Management
20 319 (3.03%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1838 (17.45%) SQL
2 1016 (9.65%) Java
3 768 (7.29%) C#
4 565 (5.36%) JavaScript
5 310 (2.94%) C++
6 289 (2.74%) Python
7 278 (2.64%) PL/SQL
8 255 (2.42%) VBA
9 222 (2.11%) Perl
10 202 (1.92%) T-SQL
11 177 (1.68%) Shell Script
12 168 (1.60%) C
13 148 (1.41%) PowerShell
14 142 (1.35%) Bash Shell
15 140 (1.33%) Ruby
16 80 (0.76%) PHP
17 79 (0.75%) VB
17 79 (0.75%) Scala
18 45 (0.43%) VBScript
19 42 (0.40%) Korn
Qualifications
1 788 (7.48%) Degree
2 192 (1.82%) PMI Certification
3 163 (1.55%) Security Cleared
4 155 (1.47%) ISEB
5 139 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
6 126 (1.20%) CISSP
7 120 (1.14%) PMP
8 107 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 101 (0.96%) SC Cleared
10 99 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
11 95 (0.90%) CCNP
12 90 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
13 83 (0.79%) ISTQB
14 64 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 60 (0.57%) CISA
15 60 (0.57%) CIMA
16 56 (0.53%) CISM
17 47 (0.45%) ACCA
17 47 (0.45%) MCSE
18 37 (0.35%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 414 (3.93%) QA
2 110 (1.04%) SLA
3 93 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 90 (0.85%) Data Quality
5 75 (0.71%) EMIR
6 57 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
7 52 (0.49%) Basel III
8 49 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 41 (0.39%) ISO 9001
10 29 (0.28%) COBIT
11 27 (0.26%) FATCA
11 27 (0.26%) PCI DSS
12 25 (0.24%) Solvency II
13 24 (0.23%) MiFID
14 21 (0.20%) COREP
15 18 (0.17%) Basel II
16 15 (0.14%) AIFMD
17 13 (0.12%) CRD IV
17 13 (0.12%) P3O
18 12 (0.11%) FINREP
System Software
1 453 (4.30%) Active Directory
2 195 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 126 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
4 87 (0.83%) XenApp
5 53 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 49 (0.47%) vSphere
7 39 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
8 38 (0.36%) VMware ESX
9 34 (0.32%) Hyper-V
10 29 (0.28%) XenDesktop
11 24 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 22 (0.21%) ACF2
13 21 (0.20%) vCloud
14 19 (0.18%) NFS
15 16 (0.15%) RACF
16 13 (0.12%) ProxySG
17 10 (0.095%) VMware ESXi
17 10 (0.095%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 9 (0.085%) Xen
18 9 (0.085%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 122 (1.16%) SCCM
2 114 (1.08%) Puppet
3 109 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
4 90 (0.85%) Control-M
5 71 (0.67%) NetBackup
6 67 (0.64%) Tivoli
7 52 (0.49%) Data Guard
8 50 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
9 48 (0.46%) SCOM
10 45 (0.43%) Nagios
11 44 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 36 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Management
13 32 (0.30%) BMC PATROL
14 28 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
15 23 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
16 21 (0.20%) OpenView
17 20 (0.19%) Backup Exec
18 18 (0.17%) HP SIM
18 18 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
19 17 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1569 (14.90%) Oracle
2 1050 (9.97%) Microsoft
3 591 (5.61%) SAP
4 318 (3.02%) Cisco
5 313 (2.97%) Citrix
6 312 (2.96%) VMware
7 277 (2.63%) IBM
8 276 (2.62%) HP
9 197 (1.87%) Sybase
10 172 (1.63%) Business Objects
11 160 (1.52%) Cognos
12 153 (1.45%) Red Hat
13 125 (1.19%) CheckPoint
14 122 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
15 117 (1.11%) Bloomberg
16 111 (1.05%) Juniper
17 107 (1.02%) Reuters
17 107 (1.02%) Informatica
18 104 (0.99%) F5
18 104 (0.99%) Remedy
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