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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 6337 5451 6379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 26.33% 22.41% 25.18%
As % of the General category 56.08% 50.03% 49.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4583 3734 4425
Average daily rate
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£475 £463 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +1.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 51 90
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% +2.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £12.50 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.00 £35.00 £43.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.83 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+38.36% -5.71%
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
11299 10895 12857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 46.94% 44.80% 50.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8058 7590 9078
Average daily rate £477 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £638 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 153 174
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.74 £37.70 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+19.56% +4.54%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 1732 £488 +2.63% 558
Canary Wharf 0 110 £500 +11.11%
Docklands, London 0 60 £500 -9.09% 3
Croydon -6 35 £450 +12.50% 4
Bromley 0 31 £438 +25.00% 4
Paddington +1 20 £500 +25.00%
Kingston Upon Thames +5 15 £375 - 7
Feltham +2 13 £440 -6.38%
Uxbridge +6 11 £415 +8.49% 7
Brentford -4 5 £481 -8.33%
Harrow - 4 £369 -
Wimbledon - 4 £488 - 2
Surbiton 0 2 - - 2
Hounslow -1 2 - - 6
Mayfair -1 2 £613 -
Teddington - 2 - -
Southwark - 2 £295 -
Bexley - 2 - -
Westminster +1 1 - -
Chiswick -2 1 - -
Romford -3 1 £285 +3.63%
Ealing - 1 - - 3
Hammersmith - 1 £425 -
Beckenham - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 - -
Ilford - 1 £400 - 4
Isleworth - 1 £325 - 1
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 3778 (31.66%) Banking
2 2117 (17.74%) SQL
3 1974 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
4 1616 (13.54%) Project Management
5 1349 (11.30%) Investment Banking
6 1307 (10.95%) Oracle
7 1299 (10.88%) Java
8 1280 (10.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 1228 (10.29%) Microsoft
10 1192 (9.99%) SQL Server
11 1150 (9.64%) Windows
12 1120 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
13 1007 (8.44%) C#
14 927 (7.77%) .NET
15 910 (7.63%) MS Excel
16 850 (7.12%) Business Analysis
17 818 (6.85%) Linux
18 801 (6.71%) Degree
19 796 (6.67%) Front Office
20 781 (6.54%) Migration
21 750 (6.28%) Business Intelligence
22 745 (6.24%) UNIX
23 667 (5.59%) PRINCE2
24 637 (5.34%) HTML
25 627 (5.25%) Retail
26 614 (5.14%) ITIL
27 613 (5.14%) JavaScript
28 604 (5.06%) MS Office
29 601 (5.04%) SDLC
30 600 (5.03%) Scrum

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 425 (3.56%) SharePoint
2 142 (1.19%) WebSphere
3 139 (1.16%) SAS
4 130 (1.09%) MS Exchange
5 122 (1.02%) Tomcat
6 121 (1.01%) IIS
7 117 (0.98%) Apache
8 106 (0.89%) CMS
9 91 (0.76%) Apache Spark
10 86 (0.72%) Lync
11 81 (0.68%) JBoss
12 74 (0.62%) WebLogic
13 69 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
14 66 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
15 64 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 64 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 58 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
17 56 (0.47%) Node.js
18 50 (0.42%) Confluence
19 46 (0.39%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 910 (7.63%) MS Excel
2 604 (5.06%) MS Office
3 332 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 294 (2.46%) MS Project
5 270 (2.26%) MS Visio
6 98 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 43 (0.36%) Photoshop
8 19 (0.16%) SPSS
9 17 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 15 (0.13%) Open Workbench
10 15 (0.13%) PowerPivot
11 9 (0.075%) Acrobat
12 8 (0.067%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 7 (0.059%) Mingle
13 7 (0.059%) InfoPath
13 7 (0.059%) Adobe Captivate
14 6 (0.050%) AutoCAD
15 4 (0.034%) Mathematica
15 4 (0.034%) InDesign
15 4 (0.034%) Maple
Business Applications
1 147 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
2 133 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 123 (1.03%) Oracle Financials
4 103 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
5 89 (0.75%) SAP FI
6 83 (0.70%) Oracle General Ledger
7 78 (0.65%) SAP CO
8 77 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
9 66 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
10 64 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
11 58 (0.49%) Markit EDM
12 53 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 52 (0.44%) Agresso
14 48 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
15 46 (0.39%) SAP BPC
16 38 (0.32%) HFM
16 38 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
17 37 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
17 37 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
18 34 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 82 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (0.68%) Office 365
3 51 (0.43%) SaaS
4 44 (0.37%) PaaS
5 39 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 32 (0.27%) Google Analytics
7 30 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
7 30 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
8 20 (0.17%) IaaS
9 17 (0.14%) GitHub
10 16 (0.13%) Force.com
11 14 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.067%) IBM Blueworks
13 7 (0.059%) FinancialForce.com
13 7 (0.059%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (0.050%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 5 (0.042%) Taleo
16 4 (0.034%) SuccessFactors
16 4 (0.034%) Amazon S3
16 4 (0.034%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 334 (2.80%) Firewall
2 230 (1.93%) WAN
3 209 (1.75%) LAN
3 209 (1.75%) Internet
4 200 (1.68%) DNS
5 197 (1.65%) TCP/IP
6 193 (1.62%) SAN
7 160 (1.34%) Network Security
8 130 (1.09%) VPN
9 105 (0.88%) BGP
10 92 (0.77%) DHCP
11 90 (0.75%) HTTP
11 90 (0.75%) MPLS
12 86 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
13 82 (0.69%) Wireless
13 82 (0.69%) SSL
14 76 (0.64%) Intranet
15 75 (0.63%) LDAP
16 74 (0.62%) OSPF
17 66 (0.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1192 (9.99%) SQL Server
2 589 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
3 409 (3.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 357 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 302 (2.53%) Relational Database
6 244 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
7 241 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 239 (2.00%) Big Data
9 222 (1.86%) Oracle Database
10 202 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
11 190 (1.59%) Hadoop
12 178 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
13 139 (1.16%) QlikView
14 129 (1.08%) RDBMS
15 110 (0.92%) MySQL
16 99 (0.83%) DB2
17 87 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
18 84 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
19 83 (0.70%) Data Mining
20 81 (0.68%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 259 (2.17%) JIRA
2 200 (1.68%) Subversion
3 169 (1.42%) Git (software)
4 147 (1.23%) Maven
5 141 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 122 (1.02%) Selenium
7 106 (0.89%) Jenkins
8 91 (0.76%) Visual Studio
9 84 (0.70%) Cucumber
10 80 (0.67%) SpecFlow
11 76 (0.64%) TeamCity
12 70 (0.59%) JUnit
13 66 (0.55%) NUnit
14 51 (0.43%) Eclipse
15 49 (0.41%) WebDriver
16 40 (0.34%) FitNesse
16 40 (0.34%) ClearCase
16 40 (0.34%) Jasmine
16 40 (0.34%) Mockito
17 38 (0.32%) Toad
General
1 3778 (31.66%) Banking
2 1349 (11.30%) Investment Banking
3 796 (6.67%) Front Office
4 627 (5.25%) Retail
5 531 (4.45%) Financial Institution
6 439 (3.68%) Legal
7 303 (2.54%) Marketing
8 276 (2.31%) Telecoms
9 246 (2.06%) Law
9 246 (2.06%) Back Office
10 228 (1.91%) Retail Banking
11 200 (1.68%) Advertising
12 124 (1.04%) General Ledger
13 121 (1.01%) Manufacturing
14 93 (0.78%) Billing
15 87 (0.73%) Corporate Banking
16 71 (0.59%) Publishing
17 68 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
18 51 (0.43%) Multimedia
19 46 (0.39%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2942 (24.65%) Analyst
2 2614 (21.90%) Developer
3 1562 (13.09%) Business Analyst
4 1411 (11.82%) Project Manager
5 690 (5.78%) Architect
6 659 (5.52%) Consultant
7 450 (3.77%) Java Developer
8 334 (2.80%) Senior Developer
9 301 (2.52%) C# Developer
10 256 (2.15%) Data Analyst
11 247 (2.07%) Senior Analyst
12 242 (2.03%) Support Analyst
13 239 (2.00%) Administrator
14 236 (1.98%) .NET Developer
15 226 (1.89%) Banking Business Analyst
16 217 (1.82%) Solutions Architect
17 195 (1.63%) Programme Manager
18 193 (1.62%) Test Manager
19 189 (1.58%) Test Analyst
19 189 (1.58%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 927 (7.77%) .NET
2 637 (5.34%) HTML
3 392 (3.28%) XML
4 388 (3.25%) Web Services
5 366 (3.07%) CSS
6 358 (3.00%) HTML5
7 270 (2.26%) ASP.NET
8 246 (2.06%) AngularJS
9 230 (1.93%) Middleware
10 228 (1.91%) jQuery
11 222 (1.86%) Spring
12 179 (1.50%) WCF
12 179 (1.50%) WPF
13 175 (1.47%) .NET Framework
14 171 (1.43%) J2EE
15 157 (1.32%) CSS3
16 146 (1.22%) FIX Protocol
17 137 (1.15%) REST
18 118 (0.99%) SOAP
19 107 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1120 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 500 (4.19%) Derivative
3 403 (3.38%) Data Centre
4 395 (3.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 372 (3.12%) Fixed Income
6 329 (2.76%) Management Information System
7 318 (2.66%) User Experience
8 308 (2.58%) Equities
9 285 (2.39%) Credit Risk
10 258 (2.16%) Computer Science
11 211 (1.77%) Market Risk
12 139 (1.16%) Data Structures
13 136 (1.14%) Blackberry
14 130 (1.09%) Hedge funds
14 130 (1.09%) Mathematics
15 111 (0.93%) Mobile App
16 110 (0.92%) Visualisation
17 108 (0.90%) Algorithms
17 108 (0.90%) Data Integration
18 106 (0.89%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1150 (9.64%) Windows
2 818 (6.85%) Linux
3 745 (6.24%) UNIX
4 241 (2.02%) Windows 7
5 230 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 179 (1.50%) Solaris
7 161 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 143 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 139 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 105 (0.88%) Apple iOS
11 91 (0.76%) Android
12 57 (0.48%) Windows XP
13 53 (0.44%) AIX
14 23 (0.19%) zOS
14 23 (0.19%) SUSE
15 22 (0.18%) Windows 8
16 20 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
17 12 (0.10%) Mac OS
18 11 (0.092%) MVS
18 11 (0.092%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1974 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
2 1616 (13.54%) Project Management
3 1280 (10.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 850 (7.12%) Business Analysis
5 781 (6.54%) Migration
6 750 (6.28%) Business Intelligence
7 667 (5.59%) PRINCE2
8 614 (5.14%) ITIL
9 601 (5.04%) SDLC
10 600 (5.03%) Scrum
11 583 (4.89%) Risk Management
12 524 (4.39%) TDD
13 505 (4.23%) Change Management
14 503 (4.21%) ETL
15 494 (4.14%) User Acceptance Testing
16 487 (4.08%) Analytics
17 483 (4.05%) Asset Management
18 479 (4.01%) Data Modelling
19 432 (3.62%) Data Analysis
20 431 (3.61%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2117 (17.74%) SQL
2 1299 (10.88%) Java
3 1007 (8.44%) C#
4 613 (5.14%) JavaScript
5 428 (3.59%) Python
6 408 (3.42%) C++
7 337 (2.82%) T-SQL
8 299 (2.51%) Perl
9 288 (2.41%) VBA
10 228 (1.91%) PowerShell
11 212 (1.78%) Shell Script
12 202 (1.69%) PL/SQL
13 156 (1.31%) Scala
14 142 (1.19%) C
15 112 (0.94%) VB
16 98 (0.82%) PHP
17 96 (0.80%) Ruby
18 79 (0.66%) VB.NET
19 78 (0.65%) Bash Shell
20 61 (0.51%) R
Qualifications
1 801 (6.71%) Degree
2 223 (1.87%) PMI Certification
3 178 (1.49%) Security Cleared
4 166 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
5 149 (1.25%) PMP
6 140 (1.17%) ISEB
7 134 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 106 (0.89%) CISSP
9 92 (0.77%) SC Cleared
10 87 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
11 82 (0.69%) CCNP
12 80 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
13 77 (0.65%) ACCA
14 71 (0.59%) CISA
14 71 (0.59%) CISM
15 57 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 56 (0.47%) CIMA
17 54 (0.45%) ISTQB
18 43 (0.36%) MCSE
18 43 (0.36%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 470 (3.94%) QA
2 121 (1.01%) SLA
3 101 (0.85%) EMIR
4 88 (0.74%) Solvency II
5 83 (0.70%) MiFID
5 83 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 80 (0.67%) Dodd-Frank
7 76 (0.64%) Data Quality
8 61 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 50 (0.42%) PCI DSS
10 49 (0.41%) Basel III
11 41 (0.34%) COBIT
12 38 (0.32%) FATCA
13 32 (0.27%) COREP
14 29 (0.24%) GAAP
15 24 (0.20%) Basel II
15 24 (0.20%) CRD IV
16 12 (0.10%) ISO 9001
17 11 (0.092%) GxP
18 9 (0.075%) FINREP
System Software
1 459 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 222 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (1.11%) XenApp
4 73 (0.61%) vSphere
5 62 (0.52%) VMware ESX
6 60 (0.50%) Hyper-V
7 42 (0.35%) XenDesktop
8 41 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
9 39 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
9 39 (0.33%) NFS
10 35 (0.29%) HDFS
11 31 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
12 22 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 21 (0.18%) Docker
14 18 (0.15%) vCloud
15 17 (0.14%) ProxySG
16 15 (0.13%) KVM
17 14 (0.12%) GridGain
18 12 (0.10%) Apache Flume
18 12 (0.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 122 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
2 105 (0.88%) Puppet
3 104 (0.87%) SCCM
4 84 (0.70%) Control-M
5 56 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
6 53 (0.44%) BladeLogic
7 41 (0.34%) SCOM
7 41 (0.34%) Tivoli
8 30 (0.25%) NetBackup
9 27 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
10 23 (0.19%) Nagios
10 23 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 20 (0.17%) Ansible
12 18 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
12 18 (0.15%) Data Guard
12 18 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
13 15 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
14 14 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 14 (0.12%) CA Single Sign-On
15 13 (0.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1307 (10.95%) Oracle
2 1228 (10.29%) Microsoft
3 541 (4.53%) SAP
4 426 (3.57%) Cisco
5 404 (3.39%) VMware
6 386 (3.23%) Citrix
7 316 (2.65%) IBM
8 287 (2.40%) HP
9 212 (1.78%) Sybase
10 150 (1.26%) Red Hat
10 150 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
11 149 (1.25%) Informatica
12 130 (1.09%) Cognos
13 118 (0.99%) Hyperion
14 114 (0.96%) CheckPoint
15 113 (0.95%) Juniper
16 112 (0.94%) F5
17 108 (0.90%) Adobe
18 105 (0.88%) Bloomberg
19 103 (0.86%) TIBCO
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Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: £40 - £60 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
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Thebes IT
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + 12 months term+
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Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Mason Frank International
Rate: £350 - £600 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Eaglecliff
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Client Server
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Hydrogen Group
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