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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 5026 5305 4880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 23.79% 24.61% 25.25%
As % of the General category 51.93% 50.84% 51.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3644 3695 3393
Average daily rate
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£460 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.15% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £650 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 79 64
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £21.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +2.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £14.50 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £34.81 £48.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
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
9679 10434 9400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.82% 48.41% 48.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6976 7367 6583
Average daily rate £475 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 166 165
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £21.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% +2.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £13.63 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £80.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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
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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 1514 £450 -5.26% 780
Canary Wharf 0 59 £463 -11.05%
Croydon +3 31 £425 +6.11% 5
Bromley 0 27 £450 - 17
Docklands, London -3 25 £550 +4.76% 7
Hammersmith +1 11 £513 +28.12%
Brentford -9 8 £450 +27.84% 2
Kingston Upon Thames -9 8 £375 +17.18% 7
Romford -1 7 £625 +13.63% 3
Uxbridge +6 4 £375 +56.25% 6
Paddington -2 4 £475 -5.00%
Westminster -4 4 £500 +25.00%
New Malden - 4 £375 - 1
Hounslow 0 1 - - 2
Twickenham - 1 £350 - 1
South Croydon - 1 - - 3
Surbiton - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - - 1
Rainham - - - -
Morden - - - -
Beckenham - - - - 2
Carshalton - - - -
Edgware - - - - 1
Enfield - - - - 1
Harrow - - - - 1
Wembley - - - - 2
Ealing - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Clapham - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - - 3
Chiswick - - - - 3
Mayfair - - - -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3087 (29.61%) Banking
2 1912 (18.34%) SQL
3 1667 (15.99%) Agile Software Development
4 1327 (12.73%) Oracle
5 1254 (12.03%) Project Management
6 1157 (11.10%) Java
7 1111 (10.66%) Investment Banking
8 1097 (10.52%) Windows
9 1080 (10.36%) Microsoft
10 1026 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
11 948 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
12 845 (8.11%) SQL Server
13 788 (7.56%) MS Excel
14 773 (7.41%) C#
15 765 (7.34%) .NET
15 765 (7.34%) Degree
16 763 (7.32%) UNIX
17 730 (7.00%) Linux
18 695 (6.67%) Front Office
19 678 (6.50%) Migration
20 617 (5.92%) Business Analysis
21 594 (5.70%) HTML
22 580 (5.56%) PRINCE2
23 574 (5.51%) JavaScript
24 547 (5.25%) ITIL
25 543 (5.21%) SAP
26 537 (5.15%) Retail
27 510 (4.89%) Business Intelligence
28 491 (4.71%) MS Office
29 485 (4.65%) Financial Institution

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 368 (3.53%) SharePoint
2 162 (1.55%) MS Exchange
3 145 (1.39%) WebLogic
4 131 (1.26%) WebSphere
5 127 (1.22%) SAS
6 91 (0.87%) CMS
7 86 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
8 83 (0.80%) Tomcat
9 75 (0.72%) IIS
10 66 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 63 (0.60%) Apache
12 51 (0.49%) Lync
12 51 (0.49%) TIBCO EMS
13 45 (0.43%) JBoss
14 44 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
15 42 (0.40%) Confluence
16 41 (0.39%) Node.js
17 39 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
18 38 (0.36%) Oracle Service Bus
18 38 (0.36%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 788 (7.56%) MS Excel
2 491 (4.71%) MS Office
3 294 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 274 (2.63%) MS Project
5 173 (1.66%) MS Visio
6 76 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
7 57 (0.55%) Photoshop
8 32 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
9 15 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
10 14 (0.13%) InDesign
11 13 (0.12%) Acrobat
12 10 (0.096%) SPSS
13 8 (0.077%) PowerPivot
14 7 (0.067%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 5 (0.048%) Shockwave
16 4 (0.038%) Open Workbench
16 4 (0.038%) InfoPath
17 3 (0.029%) FrameMaker
18 2 (0.019%) Final Cut Pro
18 2 (0.019%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 159 (1.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 120 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
3 104 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 97 (0.93%) Oracle General Ledger
5 93 (0.89%) Oracle Financials
6 81 (0.78%) Markit EDM
7 80 (0.77%) Oracle Receivables
8 74 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 73 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
10 65 (0.62%) SAP BPC
11 63 (0.60%) Cognos TM1
12 58 (0.56%) Agresso
13 57 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
14 50 (0.48%) SAP FI
15 44 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
15 44 (0.42%) SAP CO
16 42 (0.40%) Oracle Assets
17 41 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
18 36 (0.35%) HFM
19 27 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 67 (0.64%) SaaS
2 30 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (0.28%) Office 365
4 26 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
5 23 (0.22%) Force.com
6 21 (0.20%) PaaS
6 21 (0.20%) GitHub
7 20 (0.19%) IaaS
8 10 (0.096%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.058%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.029%) Taleo
10 3 (0.029%) IBM Blueworks
11 2 (0.019%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.010%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.010%) Heroku
12 1 (0.010%) Trello
12 1 (0.010%) LucidChart
12 1 (0.010%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.010%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 308 (2.95%) Firewall
2 176 (1.69%) TCP/IP
3 163 (1.56%) LAN
4 162 (1.55%) WAN
5 151 (1.45%) DNS
6 150 (1.44%) SAN
7 146 (1.40%) Internet
8 110 (1.06%) Network Security
9 103 (0.99%) BGP
10 101 (0.97%) VPN
11 84 (0.81%) MPLS
12 81 (0.78%) HTTP
13 79 (0.76%) Multicast
14 73 (0.70%) DHCP
15 72 (0.69%) OSPF
16 69 (0.66%) Cisco Nexus
17 67 (0.64%) Intranet
18 65 (0.62%) SSL
19 62 (0.59%) EIGRP
20 58 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 845 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 457 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
3 308 (2.95%) Relational Database
4 258 (2.47%) Oracle Database
5 252 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 234 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 191 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 150 (1.44%) Big Data
9 138 (1.32%) QlikView
10 121 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
11 114 (1.09%) RDBMS
12 113 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 111 (1.06%) Hadoop
14 95 (0.91%) DB2
15 93 (0.89%) Data Mining
16 89 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
17 79 (0.76%) MySQL
18 73 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
19 72 (0.69%) MS Access
20 71 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 243 (2.33%) JIRA
2 132 (1.27%) Subversion
3 127 (1.22%) Maven
4 120 (1.15%) Selenium
5 118 (1.13%) Git (software)
6 103 (0.99%) NUnit
7 95 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 88 (0.84%) Visual Studio
9 75 (0.72%) JUnit
10 70 (0.67%) TeamCity
11 61 (0.59%) Ant
12 59 (0.57%) Cucumber
13 58 (0.56%) Jenkins
14 37 (0.35%) Eclipse
15 35 (0.34%) JMeter
15 35 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
15 35 (0.34%) WebDriver
16 34 (0.33%) Rhino Mocks
17 32 (0.31%) Mockito
18 31 (0.30%) MSI
General
1 3087 (29.61%) Banking
2 1111 (10.66%) Investment Banking
3 695 (6.67%) Front Office
4 537 (5.15%) Retail
5 485 (4.65%) Financial Institution
6 342 (3.28%) Legal
7 290 (2.78%) Marketing
8 268 (2.57%) Telecoms
9 238 (2.28%) Back Office
10 186 (1.78%) Advertising
11 179 (1.72%) Retail Banking
12 134 (1.29%) Manufacturing
13 130 (1.25%) Law
14 122 (1.17%) Billing
15 91 (0.87%) Games
16 84 (0.81%) General Ledger
17 65 (0.62%) Publishing
18 52 (0.50%) Electronics
19 40 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
20 38 (0.36%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2465 (23.65%) Analyst
2 2232 (21.41%) Developer
3 1150 (11.03%) Business Analyst
4 1117 (10.71%) Project Manager
5 766 (7.35%) Consultant
6 640 (6.14%) Architect
7 399 (3.83%) Java Developer
8 284 (2.72%) Support Analyst
9 238 (2.28%) Data Analyst
10 237 (2.27%) Senior Developer
11 224 (2.15%) C# Developer
12 199 (1.91%) Test Analyst
13 192 (1.84%) Programme Manager
14 191 (1.83%) Administrator
15 177 (1.70%) Senior Analyst
16 172 (1.65%) Solutions Architect
17 168 (1.61%) Applications Support
18 167 (1.60%) Network Engineer
19 164 (1.57%) Senior Manager
20 157 (1.51%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 765 (7.34%) .NET
2 594 (5.70%) HTML
3 377 (3.62%) XML
4 364 (3.49%) CSS
5 327 (3.14%) Web Services
6 319 (3.06%) HTML5
7 215 (2.06%) Spring
8 208 (2.00%) Middleware
9 196 (1.88%) ASP.NET
10 178 (1.71%) AngularJS
11 174 (1.67%) jQuery
12 170 (1.63%) WPF
13 146 (1.40%) CSS3
14 139 (1.33%) WCF
15 136 (1.30%) J2EE
16 135 (1.29%) JMS
17 119 (1.14%) FIX Protocol
18 113 (1.08%) REST
19 107 (1.03%) Hibernate
20 106 (1.02%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 948 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 433 (4.15%) Derivative
3 365 (3.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 299 (2.87%) Fixed Income
5 288 (2.76%) User Experience
6 282 (2.71%) Management Information System
7 245 (2.35%) Computer Science
8 235 (2.25%) Equities
9 157 (1.51%) Mathematics
10 145 (1.39%) Credit Risk
11 137 (1.31%) Blackberry
12 134 (1.29%) Hedge funds
13 131 (1.26%) Market Risk
14 117 (1.12%) Data Structures
15 111 (1.06%) Replication
16 104 (1.00%) Mobile App
17 103 (0.99%) Visualisation
18 98 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
19 95 (0.91%) SWIFT
20 93 (0.89%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1097 (10.52%) Windows
2 763 (7.32%) UNIX
3 730 (7.00%) Linux
4 290 (2.78%) Windows 7
5 241 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 173 (1.66%) Solaris
7 158 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 135 (1.29%) Windows XP
9 130 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 101 (0.97%) Apple iOS
11 89 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
12 87 (0.83%) Android
13 64 (0.61%) AIX
14 43 (0.41%) zOS
15 38 (0.36%) SUSE
16 36 (0.35%) Windows 8
17 24 (0.23%) Windows Vista
18 23 (0.22%) Mac OS X
19 17 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
20 16 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1667 (15.99%) Agile Software Development
2 1254 (12.03%) Project Management
3 1026 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 678 (6.50%) Migration
5 617 (5.92%) Business Analysis
6 580 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 547 (5.25%) ITIL
8 510 (4.89%) Business Intelligence
9 482 (4.62%) Scrum
10 467 (4.48%) TDD
11 463 (4.44%) Change Management
12 460 (4.41%) User Acceptance Testing
13 457 (4.38%) Data Modelling
14 450 (4.32%) Risk Management
15 438 (4.20%) Analytics
16 367 (3.52%) ETL
17 356 (3.41%) OO
18 340 (3.26%) CRM
19 334 (3.20%) Data Analysis
20 296 (2.84%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1912 (18.34%) SQL
2 1157 (11.10%) Java
3 773 (7.41%) C#
4 574 (5.51%) JavaScript
5 339 (3.25%) C++
6 313 (3.00%) Python
7 252 (2.42%) Perl
8 248 (2.38%) VBA
9 229 (2.20%) PL/SQL
10 205 (1.97%) T-SQL
11 178 (1.71%) Shell Script
12 151 (1.45%) C
13 144 (1.38%) PowerShell
14 100 (0.96%) Ruby
15 92 (0.88%) VB
16 91 (0.87%) Bash Shell
17 77 (0.74%) PHP
18 76 (0.73%) Scala
19 56 (0.54%) VB.NET
20 47 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 765 (7.34%) Degree
2 176 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
3 170 (1.63%) Security Cleared
4 154 (1.48%) PMI Certification
5 138 (1.32%) ISEB
6 113 (1.08%) CCNP
7 111 (1.06%) PMP
8 110 (1.06%) CISSP
9 101 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
10 98 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 96 (0.92%) SC Cleared
12 78 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
13 73 (0.70%) CCIE
14 63 (0.60%) CISM
15 52 (0.50%) CCNA
15 52 (0.50%) CIMA
16 49 (0.47%) ACCA
17 48 (0.46%) MCSE
18 45 (0.43%) ISTQB
19 43 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 417 (4.00%) QA
2 131 (1.26%) SLA
3 69 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 67 (0.64%) Data Quality
5 65 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 60 (0.58%) EMIR
7 59 (0.57%) Solvency II
8 53 (0.51%) GAAP
9 52 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
10 42 (0.40%) Basel III
11 34 (0.33%) COBIT
12 29 (0.28%) PCI DSS
13 28 (0.27%) FATCA
14 23 (0.22%) ISO 9001
15 22 (0.21%) MiFID
16 21 (0.20%) COREP
17 20 (0.19%) Basel II
18 18 (0.17%) P3O
19 15 (0.14%) CRD IV
20 14 (0.13%) FINREP
System Software
1 395 (3.79%) Active Directory
2 177 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (0.89%) XenApp
4 82 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
5 73 (0.70%) vSphere
6 70 (0.67%) VMware ESX
7 51 (0.49%) XenDesktop
7 51 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 41 (0.39%) Hyper-V
9 37 (0.35%) ACF2
10 33 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 31 (0.30%) RACF
12 29 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
13 23 (0.22%) NFS
14 16 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
14 16 (0.15%) ProxySG
15 14 (0.13%) KVM
16 13 (0.12%) Xen
16 13 (0.12%) HDFS
17 12 (0.12%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 145 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
2 120 (1.15%) SCCM
3 98 (0.94%) Control-M
4 83 (0.80%) Puppet
5 44 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
6 37 (0.35%) SCOM
7 36 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 32 (0.31%) Tivoli
9 28 (0.27%) Data Guard
10 24 (0.23%) NetBackup
11 22 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
12 19 (0.18%) Nagios
12 19 (0.18%) HP SIM
13 18 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
14 17 (0.16%) WSUS
14 17 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
15 16 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 12 (0.12%) Backup Exec
16 12 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
17 9 (0.086%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 1327 (12.73%) Oracle
2 1080 (10.36%) Microsoft
3 543 (5.21%) SAP
4 392 (3.76%) Cisco
5 334 (3.20%) VMware
6 295 (2.83%) Citrix
7 257 (2.47%) IBM
8 234 (2.24%) Sybase
9 228 (2.19%) HP
10 161 (1.54%) Cognos
11 157 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
12 149 (1.43%) Business Objects
13 148 (1.42%) Red Hat
14 146 (1.40%) F5
15 141 (1.35%) Juniper
16 139 (1.33%) CheckPoint
17 117 (1.12%) Bloomberg
18 113 (1.08%) NetApp
19 105 (1.01%) TIBCO
20 101 (0.97%) Adobe
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