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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 5516 5393 5404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 24.53% 23.11% 24.98%
As % of the General category 53.70% 50.48% 48.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3917 3714 3703
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 69 62
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.26 £14.90 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £28.20 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +16.03%
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
10271 10684 11089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.68% 45.78% 51.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7258 7547 7800
Average daily rate £475 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 164 134
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.50 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.74 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% +0.88%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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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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 1735 £475 - 679
Canary Wharf 0 76 £500 +11.11%
Croydon +7 51 £388 -13.88% 7
Docklands, London 0 32 £450 -11.76% 2
Bromley +6 18 £425 +21.42% 4
Uxbridge +3 15 £353 -1.60% 3
Paddington -1 15 £500 -13.04%
Brentford +4 11 £425 +46.55%
Feltham -1 7 £394 -25.42% 1
Isleworth -3 6 - - 1
Hammersmith -3 5 £350 -
Mayfair -2 2 £600 +20.00%
Kingston Upon Thames -5 2 £510 +39.72% 14
Wembley - 2 £300 -
Hounslow - 2 £488 - 1
Teddington - 2 - - 2
Wimbledon - 2 £463 -
Hackney - 2 £160 -
Ealing - 1 - - 1
South Croydon - 1 - -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 3160 (29.97%) Banking
2 1955 (18.54%) SQL
3 1645 (15.60%) Agile Software Development
4 1314 (12.46%) Project Management
5 1204 (11.42%) Java
6 1188 (11.27%) Oracle
7 1166 (11.06%) Investment Banking
8 1131 (10.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 1080 (10.24%) Microsoft
10 1011 (9.59%) SQL Server
11 995 (9.44%) Windows
12 992 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
13 860 (8.16%) C#
14 846 (8.02%) MS Excel
15 825 (7.82%) .NET
16 815 (7.73%) Degree
17 730 (6.92%) Migration
18 719 (6.82%) UNIX
19 707 (6.70%) Front Office
20 693 (6.57%) Linux
21 692 (6.56%) Business Analysis
22 605 (5.74%) HTML
23 598 (5.67%) Business Intelligence
24 595 (5.64%) ITIL
25 592 (5.61%) PRINCE2
25 592 (5.61%) JavaScript
26 571 (5.41%) Retail
27 537 (5.09%) Data Warehouse
28 497 (4.71%) MS Office
29 494 (4.68%) Financial Institution

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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
1 388 (3.68%) SharePoint
2 157 (1.49%) WebSphere
3 147 (1.39%) MS Exchange
4 142 (1.35%) SAS
5 111 (1.05%) WebLogic
5 111 (1.05%) IIS
6 92 (0.87%) Tomcat
7 74 (0.70%) Apache
8 73 (0.69%) CMS
9 63 (0.60%) JBoss
9 63 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
10 61 (0.58%) Lync
11 56 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 53 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
13 49 (0.46%) Confluence
14 47 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
15 45 (0.43%) Apache Spark
16 44 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
17 40 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
18 36 (0.34%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 846 (8.02%) MS Excel
2 497 (4.71%) MS Office
3 331 (3.14%) MS Project
4 315 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 214 (2.03%) MS Visio
6 67 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
7 50 (0.47%) Photoshop
8 23 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 15 (0.14%) SPSS
10 13 (0.12%) PowerPivot
11 10 (0.095%) OmniGraffle
12 8 (0.076%) Acrobat
12 8 (0.076%) InDesign
13 7 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 5 (0.047%) Open Workbench
14 5 (0.047%) AutoCAD
14 5 (0.047%) Shockwave
15 3 (0.028%) InfoPath
15 3 (0.028%) Revit
15 3 (0.028%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 134 (1.27%) Oracle EBS R12
2 128 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 92 (0.87%) Markit EDM
4 86 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
4 86 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
5 80 (0.76%) Oracle General Ledger
6 69 (0.65%) SAP FI
6 69 (0.65%) Cognos TM1
7 61 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
8 60 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
9 58 (0.55%) SAP CO
9 58 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
10 53 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 52 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
12 43 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 38 (0.36%) SAP BPC
14 36 (0.34%) HFM
15 35 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
16 34 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
17 33 (0.31%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 64 (0.61%) SaaS
2 59 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (0.32%) Office 365
4 31 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (0.29%) PaaS
5 24 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (0.20%) IaaS
7 19 (0.18%) Force.com
7 19 (0.18%) GitHub
8 17 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
9 14 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (0.11%) Google Analytics
11 9 (0.085%) IBM Blueworks
12 7 (0.066%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (0.057%) FinancialForce.com
14 5 (0.047%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.038%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.038%) Amazon S3
16 3 (0.028%) Taleo
16 3 (0.028%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 299 (2.84%) Firewall
2 190 (1.80%) TCP/IP
3 181 (1.72%) Internet
4 179 (1.70%) SAN
5 178 (1.69%) WAN
6 173 (1.64%) LAN
7 157 (1.49%) DNS
8 135 (1.28%) Network Security
9 109 (1.03%) VPN
9 109 (1.03%) BGP
10 87 (0.83%) MPLS
11 84 (0.80%) HTTP
12 79 (0.75%) DHCP
13 77 (0.73%) EIGRP
14 76 (0.72%) Multicast
15 75 (0.71%) Wireless
16 72 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
17 70 (0.66%) OSPF
17 70 (0.66%) SSL
18 63 (0.60%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1011 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 537 (5.09%) Data Warehouse
3 343 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 318 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 296 (2.81%) Relational Database
6 239 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 194 (1.84%) Oracle Database
8 189 (1.79%) Big Data
9 159 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 147 (1.39%) QlikView
11 142 (1.35%) Hadoop
12 128 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
13 110 (1.04%) RDBMS
14 94 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
14 94 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
15 91 (0.86%) Data Mining
16 79 (0.75%) DB2
17 73 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
18 70 (0.66%) MS Access
19 61 (0.58%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 226 (2.14%) JIRA
2 137 (1.30%) Selenium
3 134 (1.27%) Subversion
4 123 (1.17%) Maven
5 111 (1.05%) Git (software)
6 83 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 80 (0.76%) Visual Studio
8 78 (0.74%) Jenkins
9 76 (0.72%) TeamCity
10 73 (0.69%) NUnit
11 57 (0.54%) Cucumber
12 53 (0.50%) JUnit
13 45 (0.43%) WebDriver
13 45 (0.43%) SpecFlow
14 42 (0.40%) Ant
15 40 (0.38%) QuickTest Pro
16 33 (0.31%) Eclipse
17 31 (0.29%) Jasmine
18 29 (0.28%) Grunt
19 27 (0.26%) MSI
General
1 3160 (29.97%) Banking
2 1166 (11.06%) Investment Banking
3 707 (6.70%) Front Office
4 571 (5.41%) Retail
5 494 (4.68%) Financial Institution
6 338 (3.21%) Legal
7 277 (2.63%) Telecoms
8 276 (2.62%) Marketing
9 258 (2.45%) Back Office
10 209 (1.98%) Retail Banking
11 178 (1.69%) Advertising
12 145 (1.38%) Law
13 109 (1.03%) Manufacturing
14 108 (1.02%) Billing
15 104 (0.99%) General Ledger
16 78 (0.74%) Games
17 62 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
18 57 (0.54%) Publishing
19 50 (0.47%) Electronics
20 47 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2454 (23.27%) Analyst
2 2351 (22.29%) Developer
3 1228 (11.65%) Business Analyst
4 1152 (10.92%) Project Manager
5 686 (6.51%) Consultant
6 632 (5.99%) Architect
7 402 (3.81%) Java Developer
8 265 (2.51%) Senior Developer
9 252 (2.39%) C# Developer
10 231 (2.19%) Data Analyst
11 216 (2.05%) Programme Manager
12 211 (2.00%) Support Analyst
13 206 (1.95%) Administrator
14 203 (1.93%) Senior Analyst
15 199 (1.89%) Test Analyst
16 184 (1.74%) SQL Developer
17 183 (1.74%) .NET Developer
18 180 (1.71%) Solutions Architect
19 171 (1.62%) Senior Manager
20 163 (1.55%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 825 (7.82%) .NET
2 605 (5.74%) HTML
3 388 (3.68%) XML
4 342 (3.24%) HTML5
5 328 (3.11%) CSS
6 322 (3.05%) Web Services
7 204 (1.93%) ASP.NET
8 195 (1.85%) Middleware
9 185 (1.75%) Spring
10 184 (1.74%) AngularJS
11 171 (1.62%) jQuery
12 165 (1.56%) WCF
13 152 (1.44%) WPF
14 142 (1.35%) CSS3
15 136 (1.29%) .NET Framework
16 129 (1.22%) J2EE
17 126 (1.19%) SOAP
18 125 (1.19%) FIX Protocol
19 102 (0.97%) REST
20 93 (0.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 992 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 433 (4.11%) Derivative
3 397 (3.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 318 (3.02%) Fixed Income
5 306 (2.90%) Equities
6 279 (2.65%) Computer Science
7 278 (2.64%) User Experience
8 255 (2.42%) Management Information System
9 157 (1.49%) Credit Risk
10 134 (1.27%) Hedge funds
11 133 (1.26%) Mathematics
12 114 (1.08%) Visualisation
13 112 (1.06%) Market Risk
14 110 (1.04%) Blackberry
15 108 (1.02%) Data Integration
16 102 (0.97%) Data Structures
17 101 (0.96%) SWIFT
18 98 (0.93%) Clustering
19 96 (0.91%) Open Source
20 93 (0.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 995 (9.44%) Windows
2 719 (6.82%) UNIX
3 693 (6.57%) Linux
4 248 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 209 (1.98%) Windows 7
6 187 (1.77%) Solaris
7 166 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 132 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 116 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 87 (0.83%) Apple iOS
11 86 (0.82%) Windows XP
12 78 (0.74%) Android
13 57 (0.54%) AIX
14 30 (0.28%) SUSE
14 30 (0.28%) Windows 8
15 22 (0.21%) zOS
16 19 (0.18%) Windows Vista
17 18 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 17 (0.16%) Mac OS X
19 15 (0.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1645 (15.60%) Agile Software Development
2 1314 (12.46%) Project Management
3 1131 (10.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 730 (6.92%) Migration
5 692 (6.56%) Business Analysis
6 598 (5.67%) Business Intelligence
7 595 (5.64%) ITIL
8 592 (5.61%) PRINCE2
9 470 (4.46%) Data Modelling
10 464 (4.40%) Scrum
10 464 (4.40%) Risk Management
11 462 (4.38%) User Acceptance Testing
12 458 (4.34%) Change Management
13 449 (4.26%) Analytics
14 448 (4.25%) ETL
15 447 (4.24%) TDD
16 416 (3.94%) CRM
17 374 (3.55%) Asset Management
18 348 (3.30%) OO
19 328 (3.11%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1955 (18.54%) SQL
2 1204 (11.42%) Java
3 860 (8.16%) C#
4 592 (5.61%) JavaScript
5 357 (3.39%) Python
6 338 (3.21%) C++
7 253 (2.40%) VBA
8 243 (2.30%) T-SQL
9 238 (2.26%) Perl
10 208 (1.97%) PL/SQL
11 181 (1.72%) Shell Script
12 169 (1.60%) PowerShell
13 147 (1.39%) C
14 107 (1.01%) VB
15 100 (0.95%) Ruby
16 98 (0.93%) VB.NET
17 84 (0.80%) Scala
18 78 (0.74%) PHP
19 70 (0.66%) VBScript
20 63 (0.60%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 815 (7.73%) Degree
2 189 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
3 183 (1.74%) Security Cleared
4 157 (1.49%) PMI Certification
5 147 (1.39%) ISEB
6 117 (1.11%) PMP
7 113 (1.07%) CCNP
8 103 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 100 (0.95%) SC Cleared
10 96 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
10 96 (0.91%) CISSP
11 75 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
12 74 (0.70%) ISTQB
13 70 (0.66%) CCIE
14 61 (0.58%) CCNA
15 60 (0.57%) ACCA
16 58 (0.55%) CIMA
17 55 (0.52%) CISM
18 52 (0.49%) MCSE
19 41 (0.39%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 483 (4.58%) QA
2 109 (1.03%) SLA
3 81 (0.77%) Solvency II
4 69 (0.65%) EMIR
5 63 (0.60%) Data Quality
6 61 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 54 (0.51%) GAAP
8 47 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
9 46 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 34 (0.32%) FATCA
11 33 (0.31%) Basel III
11 33 (0.31%) PCI DSS
12 27 (0.26%) COBIT
12 27 (0.26%) MiFID
13 23 (0.22%) COREP
14 21 (0.20%) Basel II
15 13 (0.12%) FINREP
16 12 (0.11%) CRD IV
16 12 (0.11%) ISO 9001
17 8 (0.076%) P3O
System Software
1 362 (3.43%) Active Directory
2 192 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (0.83%) XenApp
4 77 (0.73%) vSphere
5 65 (0.62%) VMware ESX
6 54 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
7 47 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 45 (0.43%) XenDesktop
9 36 (0.34%) Hyper-V
9 36 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 25 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (0.24%) NFS
11 19 (0.18%) HDFS
12 15 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 13 (0.12%) XenServer
14 12 (0.11%) KVM
15 11 (0.10%) vCloud
16 9 (0.085%) ACF2
16 9 (0.085%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 9 (0.085%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 125 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
2 105 (1.00%) SCCM
3 89 (0.84%) Puppet
4 73 (0.69%) Control-M
5 50 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (0.31%) SCOM
7 27 (0.26%) NetBackup
8 26 (0.25%) Data Guard
9 25 (0.24%) Tivoli
10 21 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 20 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
12 19 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
12 19 (0.18%) BladeLogic
13 16 (0.15%) HP Operations Orchestration
14 14 (0.13%) OpenView
14 14 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 12 (0.11%) WSUS
16 11 (0.10%) Cisco CUCM
17 10 (0.095%) Nagios
18 9 (0.085%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 1188 (11.27%) Oracle
2 1080 (10.24%) Microsoft
3 489 (4.64%) SAP
4 372 (3.53%) Cisco
5 335 (3.18%) VMware
6 322 (3.05%) Citrix
7 316 (3.00%) IBM
8 226 (2.14%) HP
9 201 (1.91%) Sybase
10 170 (1.61%) Cognos
11 139 (1.32%) Business Objects
12 136 (1.29%) Red Hat
13 132 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
14 118 (1.12%) F5
15 113 (1.07%) TIBCO
16 112 (1.06%) Bloomberg
17 111 (1.05%) NetApp
18 109 (1.03%) Informatica
19 107 (1.01%) Juniper
20 104 (0.99%) Hyperion
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