The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 5639 5385 7853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 23.31% 24.93% 28.03%
As % of the General category 50.75% 48.62% 52.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3858 3733 5222
Average daily rate £470 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 56 106
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £42.50 £51.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.39 £22.77
% change year-on-year
+3.14% -14.84%
General Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
11112 11076 14904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.93% 51.27% 53.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7820 7859 10105
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 £288 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 122 241
Average hourly rate £21.88 £22.50 £21.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.80 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Finance
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London 0 1803 £475 +3.26% 789
Canary Wharf +2 83 £500 -
Docklands, London +3 82 £523 +16.11% 2
Croydon -6 18 £404 -5.00% 6
Uxbridge -3 17 £350 +1.44% 2
Bromley -5 17 £375 +7.14% 9
Romford +1 8 £450 - 3
Kingston Upon Thames -2 8 £300 -13.04% 7
Hammersmith +4 5 £375 - 2
Brentford -3 4 £290 -58.60% 2
Paddington 0 3 £513 +6.77% 1
Mayfair - 3 £500 - 1
Westminster -5 1 - -
Sidcup - 1 £500 - 2
Surbiton - 1 £425 - 2
Teddington - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Hendon - - - - 1
Ealing - - - -
Barnet - - - - 2
Beckenham - - - - 2
Dagenham - - - -
Enfield - - - - 2
Harrow - - - - 2
Hayes - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - - 3
Ilford - - - -
Wembley - - - - 2
Clapham - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Lewisham - - - -
Wimbledon - - - - 2
Chiswick - - - -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3595 (32.52%) Banking
2 1989 (17.99%) SQL
3 1570 (14.20%) Oracle
4 1473 (13.33%) Project Management
5 1444 (13.06%) Investment Banking
6 1172 (10.60%) Microsoft
7 1154 (10.44%) Java
8 1114 (10.08%) Windows
9 1112 (10.06%) SQL Server
10 1052 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 904 (8.18%) C#
12 892 (8.07%) Agile Software Development
13 864 (7.82%) .NET
14 850 (7.69%) MS Excel
15 815 (7.37%) Degree
16 734 (6.64%) UNIX
17 724 (6.55%) Linux
17 724 (6.55%) Business Analysis
18 714 (6.46%) PRINCE2
18 714 (6.46%) Front Office
19 695 (6.29%) Financial Institution
20 643 (5.82%) Migration
21 639 (5.78%) ITIL
22 637 (5.76%) Retail
23 600 (5.43%) SAP
24 595 (5.38%) Derivative
25 578 (5.23%) MS Office
26 563 (5.09%) Risk Management
27 551 (4.98%) Business Intelligence
28 520 (4.70%) Data Warehouse

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 457 (4.13%) SharePoint
2 185 (1.67%) WebSphere
3 168 (1.52%) MS Exchange
4 146 (1.32%) Apache
5 127 (1.15%) SAS
6 117 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
7 115 (1.04%) WebLogic
8 97 (0.88%) Tomcat
9 91 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
10 90 (0.81%) CMS
11 79 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 77 (0.70%) IIS
13 62 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
14 61 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
15 56 (0.51%) Lync
16 54 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
17 52 (0.47%) IBM Notes
18 45 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
19 44 (0.40%) Node.js
20 41 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 850 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 578 (5.23%) MS Office
3 344 (3.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 262 (2.37%) MS Project
5 231 (2.09%) MS Visio
6 67 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 55 (0.50%) Photoshop
8 32 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
9 17 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
10 13 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
11 12 (0.11%) Mathematica
12 11 (0.100%) InfoPath
13 8 (0.072%) SPSS
14 7 (0.063%) InDesign
14 7 (0.063%) RoboHelp
15 6 (0.054%) Fireworks
15 6 (0.054%) Final Cut Pro
15 6 (0.054%) PowerPivot
16 5 (0.045%) Mingle
16 5 (0.045%) Stata
Business Applications
1 108 (0.98%) SAP FI
2 107 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
3 103 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
4 98 (0.89%) SAP CO
5 96 (0.87%) SAP FI/CO
6 91 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
7 88 (0.80%) Markit EDM
7 88 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
8 79 (0.71%) Cognos TM1
9 69 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
10 61 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
11 58 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
12 51 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 50 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
14 47 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
15 46 (0.42%) SAP BPC
16 44 (0.40%) Agresso
17 41 (0.37%) Oracle Assets
18 39 (0.35%) Endur
19 35 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 59 (0.53%) SaaS
2 25 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
3 21 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.090%) Office 365
4 10 (0.090%) SuccessFactors
5 9 (0.081%) Taleo
6 8 (0.072%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (0.054%) Force.com
7 6 (0.054%) IaaS
8 5 (0.045%) GitHub
8 5 (0.045%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.027%) PaaS
10 2 (0.018%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.009%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.009%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.009%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 228 (2.06%) Firewall
2 197 (1.78%) SAN
3 195 (1.76%) Internet
4 144 (1.30%) DNS
4 144 (1.30%) TCP/IP
5 143 (1.29%) WAN
6 109 (0.99%) LAN
7 106 (0.96%) Intranet
8 97 (0.88%) VPN
9 90 (0.81%) Network Security
10 87 (0.79%) VoIP
11 75 (0.68%) LDAP
12 74 (0.67%) HTTP
13 72 (0.65%) NAS
14 67 (0.61%) FTP
15 64 (0.58%) DHCP
16 57 (0.52%) MPLS
17 54 (0.49%) BGP
18 46 (0.42%) OSPF
19 45 (0.41%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1112 (10.06%) SQL Server
2 520 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
3 374 (3.38%) Oracle Database
4 331 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 313 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 289 (2.61%) Relational Database
7 286 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
8 202 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 185 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
10 142 (1.28%) DB2
11 140 (1.27%) RDBMS
12 139 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
13 104 (0.94%) QlikView
14 98 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
15 95 (0.86%) Data Mining
16 94 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
17 85 (0.77%) MySQL
18 84 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
19 81 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
20 79 (0.71%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 162 (1.47%) Selenium
2 143 (1.29%) Maven
3 140 (1.27%) Subversion
4 125 (1.13%) JIRA
5 106 (0.96%) Visual Studio
6 105 (0.95%) JUnit
7 103 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 97 (0.88%) Ant
9 93 (0.84%) Cucumber
10 89 (0.81%) Jenkins
11 82 (0.74%) Git (software)
12 70 (0.63%) Eclipse
13 56 (0.51%) FitNesse
14 54 (0.49%) WebDriver
15 53 (0.48%) QuickTest Pro
16 50 (0.45%) TeamCity
17 48 (0.43%) LoadRunner
18 47 (0.43%) Hudson
19 41 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
20 33 (0.30%) Axure RP
General
1 3595 (32.52%) Banking
2 1444 (13.06%) Investment Banking
3 714 (6.46%) Front Office
4 695 (6.29%) Financial Institution
5 637 (5.76%) Retail
6 398 (3.60%) Legal
7 342 (3.09%) Telecoms
8 321 (2.90%) Back Office
9 291 (2.63%) Marketing
10 209 (1.89%) Retail Banking
11 174 (1.57%) Advertising
12 167 (1.51%) Law
13 112 (1.01%) Manufacturing
14 111 (1.00%) Billing
15 108 (0.98%) General Ledger
16 94 (0.85%) German Language
17 84 (0.76%) Publishing
18 75 (0.68%) Games
19 60 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
20 42 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 2792 (25.26%) Analyst
2 2228 (20.16%) Developer
3 1417 (12.82%) Business Analyst
4 1324 (11.98%) Project Manager
5 657 (5.94%) Consultant
6 647 (5.85%) Architect
7 371 (3.36%) Java Developer
8 323 (2.92%) C# Developer
9 273 (2.47%) Support Analyst
10 253 (2.29%) Programme Manager
11 242 (2.19%) Administrator
12 239 (2.16%) Solutions Architect
13 231 (2.09%) Senior Developer
14 219 (1.98%) .NET Developer
15 210 (1.90%) Senior Analyst
16 195 (1.76%) Test Analyst
17 193 (1.75%) Business Manager
17 193 (1.75%) Senior Manager
18 189 (1.71%) Data Analyst
19 181 (1.64%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 864 (7.82%) .NET
2 486 (4.40%) HTML
3 423 (3.83%) XML
4 326 (2.95%) Web Services
5 314 (2.84%) CSS
6 298 (2.70%) ASP.NET
7 261 (2.36%) Spring
8 230 (2.08%) jQuery
9 221 (2.00%) HTML5
10 220 (1.99%) WPF
11 210 (1.90%) Middleware
12 195 (1.76%) WCF
13 171 (1.55%) J2EE
14 152 (1.38%) Ajax
15 139 (1.26%) Hibernate
16 138 (1.25%) JMS
17 112 (1.01%) CSS3
18 109 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
19 103 (0.93%) XSLT
20 99 (0.90%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 595 (5.38%) Derivative
2 369 (3.34%) Fixed Income
3 359 (3.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 333 (3.01%) Equities
5 268 (2.42%) Management Information System
6 255 (2.31%) Hedge funds
7 223 (2.02%) Credit Risk
8 219 (1.98%) Computer Science
9 188 (1.70%) Blackberry
10 156 (1.41%) Market Risk
11 150 (1.36%) Mathematics
12 125 (1.13%) PMI
13 105 (0.95%) Reference Data
14 95 (0.86%) Mobile App
15 90 (0.81%) Statistics
16 86 (0.78%) Open Source
17 81 (0.73%) Clustering
18 76 (0.69%) iPad
19 74 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
20 73 (0.66%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1114 (10.08%) Windows
2 734 (6.64%) UNIX
3 724 (6.55%) Linux
4 395 (3.57%) Windows 7
5 266 (2.41%) Solaris
6 186 (1.68%) Windows XP
7 172 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 155 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 111 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 104 (0.94%) Apple iOS
11 85 (0.77%) Android
12 67 (0.61%) AIX
13 42 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
14 29 (0.26%) Windows 8
15 25 (0.23%) zOS
16 20 (0.18%) HPUX
17 19 (0.17%) Windows Vista
18 18 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
19 16 (0.14%) CentOS
20 14 (0.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1473 (13.33%) Project Management
2 1052 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 892 (8.07%) Agile Software Development
4 724 (6.55%) Business Analysis
5 714 (6.46%) PRINCE2
6 643 (5.82%) Migration
7 639 (5.78%) ITIL
8 563 (5.09%) Risk Management
9 551 (4.98%) Business Intelligence
10 512 (4.63%) Asset Management
11 500 (4.52%) User Acceptance Testing
12 493 (4.46%) Change Management
13 488 (4.41%) Scrum
14 439 (3.97%) Data Modelling
15 434 (3.93%) TDD
16 377 (3.41%) Analytics
17 373 (3.37%) OO
18 348 (3.15%) CRM
19 343 (3.10%) ETL
20 311 (2.81%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1989 (17.99%) SQL
2 1154 (10.44%) Java
3 904 (8.18%) C#
4 473 (4.28%) JavaScript
5 316 (2.86%) C++
6 294 (2.66%) PL/SQL
7 285 (2.58%) Perl
8 265 (2.40%) VBA
9 224 (2.03%) T-SQL
10 223 (2.02%) Python
11 187 (1.69%) Shell Script
12 169 (1.53%) C
13 110 (1.00%) Ruby
14 107 (0.97%) PowerShell
15 95 (0.86%) VB
16 93 (0.84%) PHP
17 81 (0.73%) Bash Shell
18 70 (0.63%) Scala
19 59 (0.53%) VB.NET
20 46 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 815 (7.37%) Degree
2 233 (2.11%) PMI Certification
3 206 (1.86%) Security Cleared
4 177 (1.60%) ISEB
5 136 (1.23%) PMP
6 132 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 126 (1.14%) SC Cleared
8 122 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
9 117 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
10 90 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
11 84 (0.76%) CCNP
12 81 (0.73%) ISTQB
13 76 (0.69%) CISSP
14 72 (0.65%) CIMA
15 67 (0.61%) ACCA
16 54 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 54 (0.49%) DV Cleared
17 48 (0.43%) CISA
18 46 (0.42%) CCNA
19 45 (0.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 482 (4.36%) QA
2 128 (1.16%) EMIR
3 115 (1.04%) Dodd-Frank
3 115 (1.04%) SLA
4 79 (0.71%) Basel III
5 75 (0.68%) Data Quality
6 56 (0.51%) ISO 9001
7 54 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 44 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 37 (0.33%) FATCA
9 37 (0.33%) PCI DSS
10 35 (0.32%) MiFID
11 31 (0.28%) CRD IV
12 27 (0.24%) Solvency II
12 27 (0.24%) COBIT
13 26 (0.24%) COREP
14 21 (0.19%) FINREP
15 15 (0.14%) Basel II
16 12 (0.11%) GAAP
17 11 (0.100%) P3O
System Software
1 357 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 177 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (0.99%) XenApp
4 69 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
5 64 (0.58%) VMware ESX
6 56 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
7 45 (0.41%) XenDesktop
8 40 (0.36%) vSphere
9 37 (0.33%) NFS
10 34 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
11 33 (0.30%) Hyper-V
12 28 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 20 (0.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 20 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
14 18 (0.16%) XenServer
15 15 (0.14%) Veritas File System
16 14 (0.13%) vCloud
17 13 (0.12%) KVM
18 11 (0.100%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 9 (0.081%) Xen
Systems Management
1 112 (1.01%) Puppet
2 104 (0.94%) SCCM
3 94 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
4 62 (0.56%) Tivoli
5 50 (0.45%) Control-M
6 49 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
7 44 (0.40%) NetBackup
8 33 (0.30%) SCOM
9 32 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 28 (0.25%) Data Guard
11 27 (0.24%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 27 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 23 (0.21%) Nagios
13 20 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 19 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 17 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
16 16 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
16 16 (0.14%) Cacti
17 14 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
18 13 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1570 (14.20%) Oracle
2 1172 (10.60%) Microsoft
3 600 (5.43%) SAP
4 303 (2.74%) Citrix
5 287 (2.60%) VMware
6 277 (2.51%) HP
7 272 (2.46%) IBM
8 270 (2.44%) Cisco
9 224 (2.03%) Sybase
10 182 (1.65%) Business Objects
11 175 (1.58%) Cognos
12 171 (1.55%) Red Hat
13 153 (1.38%) Bloomberg
14 142 (1.28%) Reuters
15 121 (1.09%) EMC
15 121 (1.09%) Murex
16 120 (1.09%) Informatica
17 106 (0.96%) Juniper
18 105 (0.95%) Adobe
19 95 (0.86%) NetApp
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