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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 5001 5123 4928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 23.87% 23.75% 25.15%
As % of the General category 51.96% 50.84% 49.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3604 3467 3478
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 85 50
Average hourly rate £22.25 £22.00 £21.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% +0.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £14.50 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £33.61 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -17.50%
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
9625 10077 9920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.94% 46.71% 50.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6857 6980 7126
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 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £643 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 184 122
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.60% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -13.72%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 5 March 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 1513 £450 -5.26% 786
Canary Wharf 0 49 £475 -2.56%
Croydon +3 37 £425 -5.55% 6
Docklands, London -2 30 £498 -5.14% 2
Bromley +2 25 £425 -5.55% 15
Uxbridge +6 11 £375 +25.00% 1
Hammersmith +2 11 £475 +18.75% 2
Brentford -5 9 £450 +20.00% 6
Kingston Upon Thames -7 8 £375 +25.00% 14
Feltham +1 5 £383 -25.58%
Paddington -1 4 £475 +5.55%
Hounslow - 3 £455 -
Wembley - 2 £300 -
South Croydon - 2 - -
Wimbledon - 2 £463 - 1
Romford -3 1 £600 +33.33% 3
Westminster - 1 £550 -
Twickenham - 1 £350 -
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Morden - - - -
Rainham - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 2
West Drayton - - - -
Harrow - - - - 2
Beckenham - - - - 3
Edgware - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Finance
England

Finance
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For the 6 months to 5 March 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 3144 (30.30%) Banking
2 1891 (18.22%) SQL
3 1619 (15.60%) Agile Software Development
4 1250 (12.05%) Project Management
5 1211 (11.67%) Oracle
6 1203 (11.59%) Java
7 1132 (10.91%) Investment Banking
8 1071 (10.32%) Microsoft
9 1056 (10.18%) Stakeholder Management
10 1043 (10.05%) Windows
11 941 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
12 894 (8.62%) SQL Server
13 805 (7.76%) .NET
14 802 (7.73%) MS Excel
15 801 (7.72%) C#
16 796 (7.67%) Degree
17 723 (6.97%) UNIX
18 686 (6.61%) Front Office
19 683 (6.58%) Linux
20 681 (6.56%) Migration
21 643 (6.20%) Business Analysis
22 624 (6.01%) HTML
23 616 (5.94%) JavaScript
24 595 (5.73%) PRINCE2
25 572 (5.51%) ITIL
26 547 (5.27%) Retail
27 504 (4.86%) Business Intelligence
28 499 (4.81%) SAP
29 496 (4.78%) MS Office
30 486 (4.68%) User Acceptance Testing

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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
1 379 (3.65%) SharePoint
2 147 (1.42%) MS Exchange
3 137 (1.32%) WebSphere
4 128 (1.23%) WebLogic
5 121 (1.17%) SAS
6 88 (0.85%) Tomcat
7 87 (0.84%) IIS
8 86 (0.83%) CMS
9 73 (0.70%) Apache
9 73 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
10 69 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 68 (0.66%) TIBCO EMS
12 58 (0.56%) Lync
13 56 (0.54%) JBoss
14 51 (0.49%) Confluence
15 47 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
16 45 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
17 43 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
18 38 (0.37%) Node.js
19 36 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 802 (7.73%) MS Excel
2 496 (4.78%) MS Office
3 301 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 294 (2.83%) MS Project
5 179 (1.73%) MS Visio
6 70 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
7 56 (0.54%) Photoshop
8 28 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
9 15 (0.14%) Acrobat
10 14 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
11 11 (0.11%) InDesign
12 10 (0.096%) PowerPivot
13 9 (0.087%) SPSS
14 8 (0.077%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 5 (0.048%) Shockwave
15 5 (0.048%) InfoPath
15 5 (0.048%) Open Workbench
16 3 (0.029%) FrameMaker
17 2 (0.019%) Final Cut Pro
17 2 (0.019%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 145 (1.40%) Oracle EBS R12
2 113 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 96 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
4 84 (0.81%) Markit EDM
5 82 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
6 80 (0.77%) Oracle General Ledger
7 60 (0.58%) Cognos TM1
8 58 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 57 (0.55%) SAP BPC
10 56 (0.54%) SAP FI
10 56 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
11 54 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
12 48 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
12 48 (0.46%) SAP CO
12 48 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
13 47 (0.45%) Agresso
14 40 (0.39%) HFM
15 37 (0.36%) thinkFolio
16 29 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
17 28 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 68 (0.66%) SaaS
2 33 (0.32%) Office 365
3 31 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
6 25 (0.24%) Force.com
7 20 (0.19%) IaaS
8 18 (0.17%) PaaS
8 18 (0.17%) GitHub
9 10 (0.096%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.058%) IBM Blueworks
11 5 (0.048%) Taleo
11 5 (0.048%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.019%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.010%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 1 (0.010%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.010%) ElastiCache
13 1 (0.010%) Yammer
13 1 (0.010%) LucidChart
13 1 (0.010%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 277 (2.67%) Firewall
2 167 (1.61%) TCP/IP
3 139 (1.34%) Internet
4 138 (1.33%) SAN
5 137 (1.32%) WAN
6 134 (1.29%) LAN
7 131 (1.26%) DNS
8 105 (1.01%) Network Security
9 100 (0.96%) BGP
10 94 (0.91%) VPN
11 79 (0.76%) MPLS
12 70 (0.67%) HTTP
12 70 (0.67%) Multicast
13 69 (0.66%) DHCP
14 68 (0.66%) OSPF
14 68 (0.66%) Intranet
15 63 (0.61%) EIGRP
16 58 (0.56%) Wireless
17 57 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
18 52 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 894 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 472 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 313 (3.02%) Relational Database
4 283 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 260 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 227 (2.19%) Oracle Database
7 218 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
8 152 (1.46%) Big Data
9 145 (1.40%) QlikView
10 125 (1.20%) Hadoop
11 119 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 114 (1.10%) RDBMS
13 108 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
14 96 (0.93%) Data Mining
15 90 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
16 88 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
17 82 (0.79%) DB2
18 79 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
19 69 (0.66%) MySQL
20 67 (0.65%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 227 (2.19%) JIRA
2 134 (1.29%) Subversion
3 133 (1.28%) Selenium
4 131 (1.26%) Maven
5 115 (1.11%) Git (software)
6 106 (1.02%) NUnit
7 89 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 89 (0.86%) Visual Studio
8 85 (0.82%) TeamCity
9 71 (0.68%) JUnit
10 67 (0.65%) Jenkins
10 67 (0.65%) Ant
11 54 (0.52%) Cucumber
12 47 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
13 37 (0.36%) JMeter
13 37 (0.36%) WebDriver
14 36 (0.35%) Rhino Mocks
15 33 (0.32%) MSI
15 33 (0.32%) Mockito
16 30 (0.29%) SpecFlow
General
1 3144 (30.30%) Banking
2 1132 (10.91%) Investment Banking
3 686 (6.61%) Front Office
4 547 (5.27%) Retail
5 481 (4.64%) Financial Institution
6 339 (3.27%) Legal
7 262 (2.53%) Marketing
8 255 (2.46%) Back Office
9 253 (2.44%) Telecoms
10 189 (1.82%) Advertising
11 183 (1.76%) Retail Banking
12 149 (1.44%) Law
13 110 (1.06%) Billing
14 109 (1.05%) Manufacturing
15 91 (0.88%) Games
16 81 (0.78%) General Ledger
17 62 (0.60%) Publishing
18 49 (0.47%) Electronics
19 43 (0.41%) French Language
20 38 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 2481 (23.91%) Analyst
2 2278 (21.95%) Developer
3 1177 (11.34%) Business Analyst
4 1121 (10.80%) Project Manager
5 713 (6.87%) Consultant
6 594 (5.72%) Architect
7 424 (4.09%) Java Developer
8 261 (2.52%) Support Analyst
9 249 (2.40%) Senior Developer
10 245 (2.36%) C# Developer
11 235 (2.26%) Data Analyst
12 204 (1.97%) Test Analyst
13 203 (1.96%) Programme Manager
14 194 (1.87%) Administrator
15 177 (1.71%) Senior Analyst
16 167 (1.61%) Applications Support
17 165 (1.59%) .NET Developer
17 165 (1.59%) Senior Manager
18 161 (1.55%) SQL Developer
19 152 (1.46%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 805 (7.76%) .NET
2 624 (6.01%) HTML
3 365 (3.52%) XML
4 359 (3.46%) CSS
5 336 (3.24%) HTML5
6 329 (3.17%) Web Services
7 215 (2.07%) Spring
8 204 (1.97%) Middleware
9 195 (1.88%) ASP.NET
10 186 (1.79%) WPF
10 186 (1.79%) AngularJS
11 180 (1.73%) jQuery
12 148 (1.43%) WCF
13 136 (1.31%) CSS3
14 125 (1.20%) J2EE
15 118 (1.14%) .NET Framework
15 118 (1.14%) JMS
16 114 (1.10%) SOAP
17 113 (1.09%) REST
18 110 (1.06%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 941 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
2 440 (4.24%) Derivative
3 403 (3.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 326 (3.14%) Fixed Income
5 287 (2.77%) User Experience
6 279 (2.69%) Equities
7 270 (2.60%) Computer Science
8 265 (2.55%) Management Information System
9 155 (1.49%) Mathematics
10 151 (1.46%) Credit Risk
11 142 (1.37%) Blackberry
12 136 (1.31%) Market Risk
13 126 (1.21%) Hedge funds
14 114 (1.10%) Visualisation
15 105 (1.01%) SWIFT
16 103 (0.99%) Mobile App
17 100 (0.96%) Data Structures
18 98 (0.94%) Equity Derivative
19 93 (0.90%) Clustering
20 91 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1043 (10.05%) Windows
2 723 (6.97%) UNIX
3 683 (6.58%) Linux
4 275 (2.65%) Windows 7
5 252 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 170 (1.64%) Solaris
7 157 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 124 (1.20%) Windows XP
9 119 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 103 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
11 97 (0.93%) Apple iOS
12 85 (0.82%) Android
13 55 (0.53%) AIX
14 39 (0.38%) Windows 8
15 35 (0.34%) SUSE
16 34 (0.33%) zOS
17 27 (0.26%) Mac OS X
18 24 (0.23%) Windows Vista
19 17 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
20 16 (0.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1619 (15.60%) Agile Software Development
2 1250 (12.05%) Project Management
3 1056 (10.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 681 (6.56%) Migration
5 643 (6.20%) Business Analysis
6 595 (5.73%) PRINCE2
7 572 (5.51%) ITIL
8 504 (4.86%) Business Intelligence
9 486 (4.68%) User Acceptance Testing
10 482 (4.65%) Change Management
11 473 (4.56%) Scrum
12 459 (4.42%) Data Modelling
13 456 (4.39%) Risk Management
14 455 (4.39%) TDD
15 428 (4.12%) Analytics
16 381 (3.67%) ETL
17 372 (3.59%) CRM
18 338 (3.26%) OO
19 320 (3.08%) Data Analysis
20 288 (2.78%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1891 (18.22%) SQL
2 1203 (11.59%) Java
3 801 (7.72%) C#
4 616 (5.94%) JavaScript
5 346 (3.33%) C++
6 311 (3.00%) Python
7 255 (2.46%) VBA
8 237 (2.28%) Perl
9 233 (2.25%) PL/SQL
10 193 (1.86%) T-SQL
11 188 (1.81%) Shell Script
12 151 (1.46%) C
13 146 (1.41%) PowerShell
14 98 (0.94%) Ruby
15 95 (0.92%) VB
16 86 (0.83%) Scala
17 73 (0.70%) Bash Shell
18 72 (0.69%) VB.NET
19 69 (0.66%) PHP
20 55 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 796 (7.67%) Degree
2 180 (1.73%) VCP4
3 168 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
4 158 (1.52%) Security Cleared
5 157 (1.51%) PMI Certification
6 148 (1.43%) ISEB
7 113 (1.09%) PMP
7 113 (1.09%) CCNP
8 107 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 102 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
10 99 (0.95%) CISSP
11 87 (0.84%) SC Cleared
12 75 (0.72%) CCIE
13 69 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
14 64 (0.62%) ISTQB
15 58 (0.56%) CISM
16 57 (0.55%) MCSE
17 55 (0.53%) CCNA
18 48 (0.46%) CIMA
19 45 (0.43%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 447 (4.31%) QA
2 140 (1.35%) SLA
3 66 (0.64%) Solvency II
4 62 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 58 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 57 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 57 (0.55%) GAAP
7 56 (0.54%) EMIR
8 46 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
9 40 (0.39%) Basel III
10 34 (0.33%) COBIT
11 31 (0.30%) FATCA
12 28 (0.27%) PCI DSS
13 24 (0.23%) ISO 9001
13 24 (0.23%) Basel II
14 21 (0.20%) COREP
15 19 (0.18%) P3O
16 17 (0.16%) MiFID
17 15 (0.14%) CRD IV
18 13 (0.13%) FINREP
System Software
1 367 (3.54%) Active Directory
2 165 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (0.85%) XenApp
4 71 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
5 62 (0.60%) vSphere
6 59 (0.57%) VMware ESX
7 53 (0.51%) XenDesktop
8 49 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
9 34 (0.33%) Hyper-V
10 32 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 29 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
11 29 (0.28%) ACF2
12 28 (0.27%) RACF
13 20 (0.19%) NFS
14 16 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
15 14 (0.13%) HDFS
16 13 (0.13%) Terminal Server
17 12 (0.12%) KVM
18 10 (0.096%) Xen
19 9 (0.087%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 133 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
2 117 (1.13%) SCCM
3 94 (0.91%) Control-M
4 79 (0.76%) Puppet
5 42 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (0.32%) Data Guard
7 32 (0.31%) SCOM
8 29 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 23 (0.22%) Tivoli
10 22 (0.21%) NetBackup
11 18 (0.17%) WSUS
12 16 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
13 14 (0.13%) HP SIM
14 13 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
14 13 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
15 12 (0.12%) BladeLogic
15 12 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 10 (0.096%) HP Operations Orchestration
16 10 (0.096%) Ansible
16 10 (0.096%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1211 (11.67%) Oracle
2 1071 (10.32%) Microsoft
3 499 (4.81%) SAP
4 366 (3.53%) Cisco
5 307 (2.96%) VMware
6 290 (2.79%) Citrix
7 279 (2.69%) IBM
8 239 (2.30%) Sybase
9 213 (2.05%) HP
10 152 (1.46%) Cognos
11 144 (1.39%) Business Objects
12 137 (1.32%) Red Hat
13 132 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
14 125 (1.20%) Bloomberg
15 121 (1.17%) TIBCO
15 121 (1.17%) F5
16 118 (1.14%) Juniper
17 109 (1.05%) CheckPoint
18 105 (1.01%) NetApp
19 93 (0.90%) Informatica
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