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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 5102 5712 5394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 23.76% 25.32% 22.94%
As % of the General category 55.41% 55.30% 50.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3669 4079 3937
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £401 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.80% +0.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 40 43
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.63 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.94% +58.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.04 £13.34 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £100.00 £74.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.90% +30.30%
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
9208 10329 10630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.89% 45.78% 45.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6639 7234 7851
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £311 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 111 118
Median hourly rate £22.84 £24.23 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.75% +12.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.96 £13.60 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.92 £27.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.01% +14.58%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Finance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the London region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -1 1037 £520 +4.00% 339
Canary Wharf 0 73 £500 +11.11%
Bromley 0 28 £500 +42.85% 2
Docklands, London 0 23 £550 -
Croydon -25 19 £565 +34.12% 3
New Malden -2 7 - -
Kingston Upon Thames +7 6 £450 - 12
Lewisham - 6 £313 -
Harrow - 6 £400 -
Wimbledon 0 5 £463 +8.82%
Teddington - 5 - - 1
Uxbridge 0 3 £338 -12.90% 4
Westminster -3 3 £575 - 1
Feltham -4 3 £490 +24.05%
Brentford +6 2 - - 2
Ilford +2 2 £275 -35.29%
Hounslow +1 2 £325 -13.33% 1
Surbiton - 2 £425 -
Enfield - 2 - -
Barking - 2 - -
Ealing +3 1 - -
Greenwich +2 1 £425 +14.55%
Twickenham +2 1 £525 +31.25%
Hayes +1 1 £475 +280.00%
Paddington -1 1 - -
Southwark -2 1 £425 +112.50% 1
Mayfair - 1 £400 -
Chessington - 1 £400 -
Hackney - 1 - - 1
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Finance.

1 3160 (30.57%) Banking
2 2574 (24.90%) Agile Software Development
3 1724 (16.68%) SQL
4 1415 (13.69%) Java
5 1262 (12.21%) Project Management
6 1161 (11.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 1080 (10.45%) Oracle
8 1023 (9.90%) Microsoft
9 967 (9.36%) JavaScript
10 884 (8.55%) HTML
10 884 (8.55%) Windows
11 875 (8.47%) Investment Banking
12 869 (8.41%) Linux
13 839 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
14 771 (7.46%) SQL Server
15 754 (7.29%) MS Excel
16 751 (7.27%) C#
17 733 (7.09%) Degree
18 724 (7.00%) Scrum
19 705 (6.82%) Unix
20 699 (6.76%) .NET
21 680 (6.58%) CSS
22 657 (6.36%) TDD
23 647 (6.26%) Business Analysis
24 645 (6.24%) Retail
25 623 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
26 618 (5.98%) Change Management
27 601 (5.81%) Migration
28 589 (5.70%) DevOps
29 583 (5.64%) AngularJS

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 323 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 214 (2.07%) Apache Spark
3 174 (1.68%) WebSphere
4 159 (1.54%) Confluence
5 149 (1.44%) Apache
6 107 (1.04%) CMS
7 105 (1.02%) SAS
8 100 (0.97%) IIS
9 98 (0.95%) MS Exchange
10 93 (0.90%) Tomcat
11 63 (0.61%) WebLogic
12 55 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
13 54 (0.52%) Skype for Business
14 51 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 47 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
16 45 (0.44%) JBoss
17 43 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
18 37 (0.36%) Apache Pig
19 36 (0.35%) IBM Notes
20 35 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 754 (7.29%) MS Excel
2 388 (3.75%) MS Office
3 346 (3.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 228 (2.21%) MS Project
5 223 (2.16%) MS Visio
6 96 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
7 49 (0.47%) Photoshop
8 23 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 22 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 18 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
11 12 (0.12%) SPSS
12 8 (0.077%) InfoPath
12 8 (0.077%) LaTeX
13 7 (0.068%) InVision
14 5 (0.048%) Open Workbench
15 4 (0.039%) AutoCAD
15 4 (0.039%) Flinto
16 2 (0.019%) FrameMaker
16 2 (0.019%) InDesign
16 2 (0.019%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 147 (1.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 101 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
3 95 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
4 91 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
5 85 (0.82%) SAP FI
6 72 (0.70%) Unit4 Business World
7 68 (0.66%) SAP CO
7 68 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
8 65 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
9 62 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
10 54 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
11 43 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
12 33 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
12 33 (0.32%) Markit EDM
12 33 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 29 (0.28%) Hyperion Planning
14 28 (0.27%) HFM
15 27 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
16 26 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
16 26 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 336 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
2 194 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (0.93%) Office 365
4 73 (0.71%) PaaS
5 71 (0.69%) GitHub
6 59 (0.57%) IaaS
7 54 (0.52%) SaaS
8 49 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
9 48 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
10 37 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
11 29 (0.28%) Amazon S3
12 28 (0.27%) OpenShift
13 24 (0.23%) Google Analytics
14 18 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 14 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
15 14 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
16 13 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 13 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
17 12 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
17 12 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 315 (3.05%) Firewall
2 174 (1.68%) TCP/IP
3 159 (1.54%) SAN
4 138 (1.34%) DNS
5 130 (1.26%) Internet
6 122 (1.18%) WAN
7 111 (1.07%) VPN
8 107 (1.04%) LAN
9 102 (0.99%) Network Security
10 101 (0.98%) Wireless
11 82 (0.79%) DHCP
12 80 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
13 68 (0.66%) LDAP
14 64 (0.62%) VoIP
15 61 (0.59%) BGP
16 60 (0.58%) MPLS
17 56 (0.54%) OSPF
18 54 (0.52%) HTTP
18 54 (0.52%) SSL
19 45 (0.44%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 771 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 396 (3.83%) Big Data
3 349 (3.38%) Hadoop
4 333 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
5 260 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 229 (2.22%) Relational Database
7 212 (2.05%) Oracle Database
8 207 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 169 (1.64%) NoSQL
10 167 (1.62%) MongoDB
11 141 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 139 (1.34%) MySQL
13 129 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
14 119 (1.15%) Apache Hive
15 94 (0.91%) QlikView
16 91 (0.88%) RDBMS
17 86 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
18 85 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
19 78 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
19 78 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 421 (4.07%) JIRA
2 335 (3.24%) Git (software)
3 296 (2.86%) Jenkins
4 215 (2.08%) Maven
5 168 (1.63%) Selenium
6 160 (1.55%) Subversion
7 148 (1.43%) TeamCity
8 142 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 127 (1.23%) JUnit
10 91 (0.88%) Cucumber
11 71 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
12 65 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 64 (0.62%) Grunt
14 62 (0.60%) Visual Studio
15 59 (0.57%) Mockito
16 57 (0.55%) Hudson
17 56 (0.54%) gulp
18 54 (0.52%) WebDriver
19 47 (0.45%) HP UFT
20 43 (0.42%) Eclipse
General
1 3160 (30.57%) Banking
2 875 (8.47%) Investment Banking
3 645 (6.24%) Retail
4 558 (5.40%) Front Office
5 552 (5.34%) Financial Institution
6 413 (4.00%) Marketing
7 356 (3.44%) Legal
8 333 (3.22%) Telecoms
9 253 (2.45%) Back Office
10 194 (1.88%) Manufacturing
11 193 (1.87%) Retail Banking
12 180 (1.74%) Law
13 138 (1.34%) Electronics
14 135 (1.31%) Advertising
15 75 (0.73%) Corporate Banking
16 72 (0.70%) Publishing
17 64 (0.62%) General Ledger
18 56 (0.54%) Billing
19 53 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
20 47 (0.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 2391 (23.13%) Developer
2 2121 (20.52%) Analyst
3 1072 (10.37%) Business Analyst
4 940 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 746 (7.22%) Architect
6 697 (6.74%) Consultant
7 573 (5.54%) Java Developer
8 363 (3.51%) Senior Developer
9 320 (3.10%) Financial Analyst
10 298 (2.88%) JavaScript Developer
11 294 (2.84%) C# Developer
12 259 (2.51%) Administrator
13 250 (2.42%) .NET Developer
14 245 (2.37%) SQL Developer
15 219 (2.12%) Solutions Architect
16 215 (2.08%) DevOps Engineer
17 210 (2.03%) Programme Manager
18 208 (2.01%) Banking Analyst
19 197 (1.91%) IT Manager
20 186 (1.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 884 (8.55%) HTML
2 699 (6.76%) .NET
3 680 (6.58%) CSS
4 583 (5.64%) AngularJS
5 551 (5.33%) HTML5
6 422 (4.08%) Web Services
7 355 (3.43%) CSS3
8 328 (3.17%) XML
9 323 (3.13%) Spring
10 286 (2.77%) REST
11 254 (2.46%) React
12 239 (2.31%) jQuery
13 231 (2.23%) ASP.NET
14 230 (2.23%) Node.js
15 178 (1.72%) SOAP
16 172 (1.66%) J2EE
17 158 (1.53%) Middleware
18 139 (1.34%) JSON
19 137 (1.33%) RESTful
20 121 (1.17%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 839 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
2 450 (4.35%) User Experience
3 390 (3.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 350 (3.39%) Equities
5 344 (3.33%) Fixed Income
6 340 (3.29%) Derivative
7 326 (3.15%) Data Centre
8 325 (3.14%) Management Information System
9 290 (2.81%) Computer Science
10 240 (2.32%) Fintech
11 192 (1.86%) Visualisation
12 180 (1.74%) Hedge funds
13 176 (1.70%) Credit Risk
14 171 (1.65%) Mathematics
15 154 (1.49%) Market Risk
15 154 (1.49%) Virtual Team
16 100 (0.97%) Mobile App
17 98 (0.95%) Statistics
18 94 (0.91%) Data Integration
19 89 (0.86%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 884 (8.55%) Windows
2 869 (8.41%) Linux
3 705 (6.82%) Unix
4 279 (2.70%) Windows Server
5 154 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 153 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 138 (1.34%) Windows 7
8 130 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 122 (1.18%) Solaris
10 76 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 64 (0.62%) Apple iOS
12 58 (0.56%) Android
13 38 (0.37%) Windows 10
14 36 (0.35%) AIX
15 33 (0.32%) Windows XP
16 26 (0.25%) CentOS
17 25 (0.24%) SUSE
18 19 (0.18%) zOS
19 17 (0.16%) Windows 8
20 15 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2574 (24.90%) Agile Software Development
2 1262 (12.21%) Project Management
3 1161 (11.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 724 (7.00%) Scrum
5 657 (6.36%) TDD
6 647 (6.26%) Business Analysis
7 623 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
8 618 (5.98%) Change Management
9 601 (5.81%) Migration
10 589 (5.70%) DevOps
11 573 (5.54%) ITIL
12 503 (4.87%) Analytics
13 496 (4.80%) PRINCE2
14 464 (4.49%) Risk Management
15 422 (4.08%) SDLC
16 413 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
17 411 (3.98%) Programme Management
18 403 (3.90%) Data Modelling
19 389 (3.76%) Data Analysis
20 381 (3.69%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1724 (16.68%) SQL
2 1415 (13.69%) Java
3 967 (9.36%) JavaScript
4 751 (7.27%) C#
5 557 (5.39%) Python
6 288 (2.79%) C++
7 253 (2.45%) Scala
8 236 (2.28%) Perl
9 203 (1.96%) T-SQL
9 203 (1.96%) VBA
10 197 (1.91%) PL/SQL
11 196 (1.90%) PowerShell
12 182 (1.76%) Shell Script
13 148 (1.43%) C
14 137 (1.33%) Ruby
15 125 (1.21%) Bash Shell
16 112 (1.08%) R
17 95 (0.92%) PHP
18 66 (0.64%) ES6
19 64 (0.62%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 733 (7.09%) Degree
2 248 (2.40%) Security Cleared
3 175 (1.69%) SC Cleared
4 159 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
5 155 (1.50%) CISSP
6 117 (1.13%) ISEB
7 114 (1.10%) PMI Certification
8 106 (1.03%) CISM
9 102 (0.99%) PMP
10 86 (0.83%) CCNP
11 78 (0.75%) CCNA
12 75 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
13 74 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 65 (0.63%) CISA
15 63 (0.61%) ISTQB
16 58 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
17 52 (0.50%) ACCA
18 46 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 44 (0.43%) CCIE
20 42 (0.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 407 (3.94%) QA
2 188 (1.82%) MiFID
3 150 (1.45%) SLA
4 123 (1.19%) Data Quality
5 74 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 74 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 62 (0.60%) FATCA
7 51 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 49 (0.47%) EMIR
9 46 (0.45%) Solvency II
10 39 (0.38%) Basel III
11 37 (0.36%) COBIT
12 33 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
12 33 (0.32%) SEPA
13 15 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
14 14 (0.14%) ISO20022
15 10 (0.097%) GAAP
16 9 (0.087%) SDET
17 6 (0.058%) Basel II
17 6 (0.058%) GLP
System Software
1 371 (3.59%) Active Directory
2 191 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 152 (1.47%) Docker
4 64 (0.62%) vSphere
5 56 (0.54%) VMware ESX
6 54 (0.52%) Hyper-V
7 51 (0.49%) XenApp
8 47 (0.45%) HDFS
9 38 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
10 29 (0.28%) XenDesktop
11 27 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 27 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
11 27 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
12 26 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
13 21 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
14 20 (0.19%) Apache Flume
15 19 (0.18%) GlusterFS
15 19 (0.18%) KVM
15 19 (0.18%) NFS
15 19 (0.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 305 (2.95%) Puppet
2 220 (2.13%) Ansible
3 149 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
4 86 (0.83%) SCCM
5 71 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
6 59 (0.57%) Control-M
7 52 (0.50%) SCOM
8 47 (0.45%) Nagios
8 47 (0.45%) Tivoli
9 36 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
10 33 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
11 24 (0.23%) MOM
11 24 (0.23%) Salt
12 23 (0.22%) NetBackup
13 22 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
14 21 (0.20%) Red Hat Satellite
14 21 (0.20%) SELinux
15 18 (0.17%) Terraform
16 17 (0.16%) Oozie
16 17 (0.16%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 1080 (10.45%) Oracle
2 1023 (9.90%) Microsoft
3 497 (4.81%) SAP
4 363 (3.51%) VMware
5 351 (3.40%) Cisco
6 226 (2.19%) IBM
7 216 (2.09%) HP
8 201 (1.94%) Red Hat
9 187 (1.81%) Citrix
10 149 (1.44%) CheckPoint
11 139 (1.34%) Sybase
12 133 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
13 117 (1.13%) Bloomberg
14 110 (1.06%) Tableau
15 102 (0.99%) Adobe
16 100 (0.97%) Splunk
17 93 (0.90%) Juniper
18 90 (0.87%) ServiceNow
19 86 (0.83%) Google
20 82 (0.79%) Atlassian
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