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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 6006 5077 5929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 25.74% 22.15% 25.35%
As % of the General category 55.43% 49.40% 49.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4393 3472 4082
Average daily rate
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£475 £465 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% +0.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £383
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 48 82
Average hourly rate £22.83 £18.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.83% -15.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.25 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £24.00 £43.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
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
10835 10277 12052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 46.44% 44.85% 51.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7797 7188 8456
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 134 176
Average hourly rate £22.18 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.22% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £37.00 £46.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.75 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-1.09% -1.98%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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
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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 1859 £486 +2.36% 807
Canary Wharf 0 120 £475 +5.55% 1
Docklands, London 0 40 £550 - 2
Croydon 0 35 £350 -5.40% 14
Bromley +1 21 £575 +76.92% 5
Paddington -1 17 £500 +2.56%
Uxbridge +5 13 £425 +6.25% 8
Feltham +2 9 £411 -13.42%
Brentford +3 8 £488 +21.87% 5
Isleworth -2 6 £325 +22.64% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -3 5 £290 -27.95% 7
Mayfair 0 3 £625 +28.20%
Ealing - 3 - -
Hammersmith - 3 £388 - 2
Edgware - 3 £165 -
Wimbledon +2 2 £488 - 1
Teddington - 2 - - 1
Woodford Green - 2 £148 -
Southwark +2 1 £238 +18.75%
Hounslow +1 1 - - 1
Ilford - 1 £400 -
New Malden - 1 - -
Hendon - 1 - -
Harrow - 1 £338 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 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 3468 (30.33%) Banking
2 2063 (18.04%) SQL
3 1839 (16.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1474 (12.89%) Project Management
5 1310 (11.46%) Java
6 1263 (11.05%) Oracle
6 1263 (11.05%) Investment Banking
7 1242 (10.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 1197 (10.47%) Microsoft
9 1115 (9.75%) Windows
10 1081 (9.46%) SQL Server
11 1076 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
12 953 (8.34%) C#
13 885 (7.74%) .NET
14 884 (7.73%) MS Excel
15 822 (7.19%) Business Analysis
16 820 (7.17%) Degree
17 793 (6.94%) Migration
18 773 (6.76%) Linux
19 764 (6.68%) UNIX
20 748 (6.54%) Front Office
21 659 (5.76%) HTML
22 658 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
23 649 (5.68%) PRINCE2
24 630 (5.51%) JavaScript
25 611 (5.34%) ITIL
26 585 (5.12%) Data Warehouse
27 584 (5.11%) Retail
28 545 (4.77%) MS Office
29 542 (4.74%) Risk Management

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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
1 433 (3.79%) SharePoint
2 172 (1.50%) WebSphere
3 146 (1.28%) MS Exchange
4 137 (1.20%) SAS
5 131 (1.15%) Tomcat
6 121 (1.06%) IIS
7 106 (0.93%) Apache
8 90 (0.79%) CMS
9 89 (0.78%) JBoss
10 82 (0.72%) WebLogic
10 82 (0.72%) Lync
11 71 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
12 67 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 60 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
14 58 (0.51%) Confluence
15 53 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 51 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
17 49 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
17 49 (0.43%) Apache Spark
18 46 (0.40%) Node.js
Applications
1 884 (7.73%) MS Excel
2 545 (4.77%) MS Office
3 330 (2.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 326 (2.85%) MS Project
5 252 (2.20%) MS Visio
6 81 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 42 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 16 (0.14%) SPSS
9 15 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
10 14 (0.12%) PowerPivot
11 12 (0.10%) Open Workbench
12 11 (0.096%) Acrobat
13 10 (0.087%) OmniGraffle
14 9 (0.079%) InfoPath
15 7 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 6 (0.052%) Shockwave
16 6 (0.052%) AutoCAD
17 5 (0.044%) InDesign
17 5 (0.044%) Adobe Captivate
18 4 (0.035%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 149 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 128 (1.12%) Oracle EBS R12
3 115 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
4 109 (0.95%) Oracle Financials
5 93 (0.81%) SAP FI
6 81 (0.71%) Markit EDM
7 80 (0.70%) Oracle General Ledger
7 80 (0.70%) SAP CO
8 79 (0.69%) SAP FI/CO
9 69 (0.60%) Cognos TM1
10 66 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
11 61 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
12 48 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 46 (0.40%) HFM
14 44 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
14 44 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 39 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
16 38 (0.33%) Hyperion Planning
17 36 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
18 34 (0.30%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 75 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (0.61%) SaaS
3 64 (0.56%) Office 365
4 35 (0.31%) PaaS
5 32 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
6 27 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 25 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
8 23 (0.20%) IaaS
9 21 (0.18%) Google Analytics
10 20 (0.17%) Force.com
11 16 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
11 16 (0.14%) GitHub
12 11 (0.096%) IBM Blueworks
13 9 (0.079%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (0.070%) Amazon S3
14 8 (0.070%) Taleo
15 6 (0.052%) FinancialForce.com
16 4 (0.035%) OneDrive
16 4 (0.035%) Azure Active Directory
17 3 (0.026%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 314 (2.75%) Firewall
2 210 (1.84%) WAN
3 205 (1.79%) Internet
4 204 (1.78%) TCP/IP
5 202 (1.77%) LAN
6 186 (1.63%) SAN
7 184 (1.61%) DNS
8 146 (1.28%) Network Security
9 123 (1.08%) VPN
10 103 (0.90%) BGP
11 89 (0.78%) DHCP
12 86 (0.75%) Intranet
13 85 (0.74%) MPLS
14 84 (0.73%) LDAP
15 81 (0.71%) HTTP
16 76 (0.66%) Wireless
17 74 (0.65%) Multicast
18 73 (0.64%) SSL
19 67 (0.59%) VLAN
19 67 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1081 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 585 (5.12%) Data Warehouse
3 373 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 337 (2.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 298 (2.61%) Relational Database
6 229 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 203 (1.78%) Oracle Database
8 187 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 186 (1.63%) Big Data
10 143 (1.25%) Hadoop
11 139 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
12 136 (1.19%) QlikView
13 118 (1.03%) RDBMS
14 110 (0.96%) DB2
15 93 (0.81%) Data Mining
16 88 (0.77%) MySQL
17 87 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
18 86 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
19 78 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
20 70 (0.61%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 260 (2.27%) JIRA
2 175 (1.53%) Subversion
3 149 (1.30%) Selenium
4 148 (1.29%) Maven
5 142 (1.24%) Git (software)
6 114 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 104 (0.91%) Jenkins
8 84 (0.73%) Cucumber
8 84 (0.73%) Visual Studio
9 75 (0.66%) TeamCity
10 71 (0.62%) JUnit
11 64 (0.56%) NUnit
12 63 (0.55%) SpecFlow
13 51 (0.45%) WebDriver
14 47 (0.41%) Ant
14 47 (0.41%) HP UFT
15 43 (0.38%) Eclipse
16 42 (0.37%) Jasmine
17 32 (0.28%) Mockito
17 32 (0.28%) ClearCase
General
1 3468 (30.33%) Banking
2 1263 (11.05%) Investment Banking
3 748 (6.54%) Front Office
4 584 (5.11%) Retail
5 501 (4.38%) Financial Institution
6 394 (3.45%) Legal
7 294 (2.57%) Telecoms
8 283 (2.48%) Marketing
9 272 (2.38%) Back Office
10 214 (1.87%) Retail Banking
11 207 (1.81%) Law
12 193 (1.69%) Advertising
13 123 (1.08%) General Ledger
14 108 (0.94%) Manufacturing
15 85 (0.74%) Billing
16 70 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
17 61 (0.53%) Publishing
17 61 (0.53%) Games
18 54 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
19 43 (0.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2757 (24.11%) Analyst
2 2540 (22.22%) Developer
3 1434 (12.54%) Business Analyst
4 1316 (11.51%) Project Manager
5 665 (5.82%) Consultant
6 655 (5.73%) Architect
7 449 (3.93%) Java Developer
8 299 (2.62%) Senior Developer
9 277 (2.42%) C# Developer
10 249 (2.18%) Data Analyst
11 225 (1.97%) Senior Analyst
12 223 (1.95%) .NET Developer
13 213 (1.86%) Administrator
13 213 (1.86%) Test Analyst
14 212 (1.85%) Programme Manager
14 212 (1.85%) Support Analyst
15 201 (1.76%) Solutions Architect
16 185 (1.62%) SQL Developer
17 170 (1.49%) Senior Manager
18 159 (1.39%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 885 (7.74%) .NET
2 659 (5.76%) HTML
3 408 (3.57%) XML
4 353 (3.09%) HTML5
5 350 (3.06%) Web Services
6 339 (2.97%) CSS
7 229 (2.00%) AngularJS
8 224 (1.96%) ASP.NET
9 220 (1.92%) Spring
10 202 (1.77%) Middleware
11 196 (1.71%) jQuery
12 174 (1.52%) WCF
13 171 (1.50%) J2EE
14 170 (1.49%) .NET Framework
15 169 (1.48%) WPF
16 139 (1.22%) CSS3
17 135 (1.18%) FIX Protocol
18 125 (1.09%) SOAP
19 114 (1.00%) REST
20 94 (0.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1076 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 450 (3.94%) Derivative
3 414 (3.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 379 (3.31%) Fixed Income
5 377 (3.30%) Data Centre
6 314 (2.75%) Equities
7 302 (2.64%) Management Information System
8 289 (2.53%) User Experience
9 263 (2.30%) Computer Science
10 223 (1.95%) Credit Risk
11 160 (1.40%) Market Risk
12 143 (1.25%) Blackberry
13 142 (1.24%) Hedge funds
14 120 (1.05%) Visualisation
15 117 (1.02%) Mathematics
16 111 (0.97%) Data Integration
16 111 (0.97%) Data Structures
17 104 (0.91%) SWIFT
17 104 (0.91%) Mobile App
18 100 (0.87%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1115 (9.75%) Windows
2 773 (6.76%) Linux
3 764 (6.68%) UNIX
4 271 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 231 (2.02%) Windows 7
6 191 (1.67%) Solaris
7 183 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 145 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 126 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 80 (0.70%) Apple iOS
11 71 (0.62%) Windows XP
12 67 (0.59%) AIX
13 66 (0.58%) Android
14 26 (0.23%) Windows 8
15 22 (0.19%) zOS
16 20 (0.17%) Mac OS X
17 19 (0.17%) SUSE
18 17 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
19 12 (0.10%) Windows 2000
20 11 (0.096%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1839 (16.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1474 (12.89%) Project Management
3 1242 (10.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 822 (7.19%) Business Analysis
5 793 (6.94%) Migration
6 658 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
7 649 (5.68%) PRINCE2
8 611 (5.34%) ITIL
9 542 (4.74%) Risk Management
10 538 (4.71%) Scrum
11 529 (4.63%) SDLC
12 496 (4.34%) TDD
13 495 (4.33%) User Acceptance Testing
14 493 (4.31%) Data Modelling
15 488 (4.27%) ETL
16 480 (4.20%) Change Management
17 463 (4.05%) Analytics
18 438 (3.83%) Asset Management
19 433 (3.79%) CRM
20 383 (3.35%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2063 (18.04%) SQL
2 1310 (11.46%) Java
3 953 (8.34%) C#
4 630 (5.51%) JavaScript
5 411 (3.59%) Python
6 405 (3.54%) C++
7 283 (2.48%) T-SQL
8 276 (2.41%) VBA
9 274 (2.40%) Perl
10 224 (1.96%) PL/SQL
11 200 (1.75%) Shell Script
11 200 (1.75%) PowerShell
12 163 (1.43%) C
13 113 (0.99%) Scala
14 104 (0.91%) VB
15 97 (0.85%) Ruby
16 88 (0.77%) PHP
17 81 (0.71%) VB.NET
18 57 (0.50%) VBScript
19 56 (0.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 820 (7.17%) Degree
2 192 (1.68%) Security Cleared
3 191 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
4 184 (1.61%) PMI Certification
5 146 (1.28%) ISEB
6 138 (1.21%) PMP
7 110 (0.96%) SC Cleared
7 110 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 97 (0.85%) CISSP
9 93 (0.81%) CCNP
10 87 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
11 71 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
11 71 (0.62%) ISTQB
12 67 (0.59%) ACCA
13 59 (0.52%) CCIE
14 57 (0.50%) CISA
14 57 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 57 (0.50%) CIMA
15 56 (0.49%) CCNA
16 55 (0.48%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 490 (4.29%) QA
2 114 (1.00%) SLA
3 97 (0.85%) Solvency II
4 78 (0.68%) EMIR
5 72 (0.63%) Data Quality
6 62 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 52 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
8 51 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 50 (0.44%) MiFID
10 42 (0.37%) GAAP
10 42 (0.37%) FATCA
11 38 (0.33%) PCI DSS
12 35 (0.31%) COBIT
13 32 (0.28%) Basel III
14 22 (0.19%) COREP
14 22 (0.19%) Basel II
15 14 (0.12%) CRD IV
16 12 (0.10%) ISO 9001
17 8 (0.070%) GCP
17 8 (0.070%) FINREP
System Software
1 432 (3.78%) Active Directory
2 219 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (1.16%) XenApp
4 78 (0.68%) vSphere
5 66 (0.58%) VMware ESX
6 47 (0.41%) Hyper-V
7 45 (0.39%) XenDesktop
8 43 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
9 41 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
10 30 (0.26%) NFS
11 28 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
12 24 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 17 (0.15%) KVM
14 16 (0.14%) HDFS
15 14 (0.12%) ProxySG
16 13 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 13 (0.11%) GridGain
16 13 (0.11%) vCloud
17 12 (0.10%) XenServer
18 11 (0.096%) Docker
Systems Management
1 118 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
2 110 (0.96%) SCCM
3 91 (0.80%) Puppet
4 81 (0.71%) Control-M
5 54 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
6 46 (0.40%) BladeLogic
7 36 (0.31%) SCOM
8 35 (0.31%) Tivoli
9 32 (0.28%) NetBackup
10 28 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
11 22 (0.19%) Data Guard
11 22 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 16 (0.14%) OpenView
13 15 (0.13%) CA Single Sign-On
14 14 (0.12%) Ansible
14 14 (0.12%) EMC VPLEX
15 13 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 13 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
16 12 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
16 12 (0.10%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1263 (11.05%) Oracle
2 1197 (10.47%) Microsoft
3 498 (4.36%) SAP
4 415 (3.63%) Cisco
5 385 (3.37%) VMware
6 379 (3.31%) Citrix
7 352 (3.08%) IBM
8 269 (2.35%) HP
9 212 (1.85%) Sybase
10 162 (1.42%) Business Objects
11 157 (1.37%) Cognos
12 145 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
13 135 (1.18%) Informatica
14 132 (1.15%) Red Hat
15 119 (1.04%) Hyperion
16 115 (1.01%) TIBCO
17 106 (0.93%) Juniper
18 102 (0.89%) Adobe
18 102 (0.89%) Bloomberg
19 96 (0.84%) Tableau
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Posted: Yesterday
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