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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 5586 5133 5609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 25.47% 22.53% 25.37%
As % of the General category 55.15% 49.67% 49.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4027 3572 3813
Average daily rate
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£475 £463 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% -2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 54 68
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.72 £14.65 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.43 £23.50 £42.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.66 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.62% -
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
10128 10335 11365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 46.19% 45.36% 51.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7214 7369 7923
Average daily rate £475 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £313
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 126 138 159
Average hourly rate £22.36 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.19% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £41.00 £48.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -3.84%

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 29 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 29 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 29 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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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 1745 £475 - 713
Canary Wharf 0 98 £500 +11.11%
Croydon +6 44 £350 -5.40% 7
Docklands, London 0 26 £500 - 4
Bromley +6 18 £575 +76.92% 1
Uxbridge +1 18 £389 +3.73% 9
Paddington 0 16 £500 -13.04%
Brentford +6 10 £453 +56.03% 2
Feltham 0 7 £394 -28.40%
Isleworth -1 6 - - 1
Edgware - 3 £165 -
Hammersmith - 3 £388 -
Mayfair -1 2 £600 +23.07%
Teddington - 2 - - 1
Ealing - 2 - - 1
Woodford Green - 2 £148 -
Southwark +1 1 £238 +18.75%
Hendon - 1 - -
New Malden - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 - - 1
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 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 3178 (29.83%) Banking
2 1916 (17.98%) SQL
3 1669 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1351 (12.68%) Project Management
5 1212 (11.38%) Java
6 1191 (11.18%) Investment Banking
7 1184 (11.11%) Oracle
8 1158 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
9 1100 (10.32%) Microsoft
10 1008 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
11 1003 (9.41%) SQL Server
12 991 (9.30%) Windows
13 861 (8.08%) C#
14 830 (7.79%) .NET
15 826 (7.75%) MS Excel
16 815 (7.65%) Degree
17 749 (7.03%) Migration
18 735 (6.90%) Business Analysis
19 728 (6.83%) Linux
20 714 (6.70%) UNIX
21 684 (6.42%) Front Office
22 621 (5.83%) HTML
23 610 (5.73%) JavaScript
23 610 (5.73%) ITIL
24 609 (5.72%) PRINCE2
25 605 (5.68%) Business Intelligence
26 558 (5.24%) Retail
27 528 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
28 508 (4.77%) Risk Management
29 489 (4.59%) MS Office

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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
1 406 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 160 (1.50%) WebSphere
3 149 (1.40%) MS Exchange
4 133 (1.25%) SAS
5 113 (1.06%) IIS
6 102 (0.96%) Tomcat
7 90 (0.84%) WebLogic
7 90 (0.84%) Apache
8 78 (0.73%) CMS
9 69 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
10 67 (0.63%) JBoss
10 67 (0.63%) Lync
11 57 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 55 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
13 50 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
13 50 (0.47%) Confluence
13 50 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
14 44 (0.41%) Apache Spark
15 41 (0.38%) Node.js
16 39 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 826 (7.75%) MS Excel
2 489 (4.59%) MS Office
3 323 (3.03%) MS Project
4 308 (2.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 216 (2.03%) MS Visio
6 68 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
7 41 (0.38%) Photoshop
8 16 (0.15%) SPSS
8 16 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
9 14 (0.13%) PowerPivot
10 10 (0.094%) Acrobat
11 8 (0.075%) OmniGraffle
12 7 (0.066%) InDesign
12 7 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 6 (0.056%) Open Workbench
13 6 (0.056%) InfoPath
13 6 (0.056%) Shockwave
14 5 (0.047%) AutoCAD
15 3 (0.028%) Revit
15 3 (0.028%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 132 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 127 (1.19%) Oracle EBS R12
3 99 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
4 98 (0.92%) Oracle Financials
5 83 (0.78%) Markit EDM
6 78 (0.73%) Oracle General Ledger
7 75 (0.70%) SAP FI
8 69 (0.65%) Cognos TM1
9 67 (0.63%) SAP CO
10 66 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
11 65 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
12 64 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
13 56 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 51 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
15 42 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
16 39 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
16 39 (0.37%) HFM
17 37 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
18 35 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
19 34 (0.32%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 69 (0.65%) SaaS
2 61 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (0.38%) Office 365
4 33 (0.31%) PaaS
5 27 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 26 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 24 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
7 24 (0.23%) IaaS
8 18 (0.17%) Force.com
9 15 (0.14%) GitHub
10 13 (0.12%) Google Analytics
10 13 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (0.094%) IBM Blueworks
12 8 (0.075%) Taleo
13 7 (0.066%) Azure Active Directory
14 5 (0.047%) FinancialForce.com
14 5 (0.047%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.038%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.038%) OneDrive
16 3 (0.028%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 318 (2.98%) Firewall
2 196 (1.84%) WAN
3 189 (1.77%) LAN
3 189 (1.77%) TCP/IP
4 187 (1.76%) Internet
5 181 (1.70%) SAN
6 166 (1.56%) DNS
7 144 (1.35%) Network Security
8 119 (1.12%) BGP
9 111 (1.04%) VPN
10 96 (0.90%) MPLS
11 88 (0.83%) DHCP
12 87 (0.82%) EIGRP
13 84 (0.79%) Multicast
14 77 (0.72%) OSPF
15 76 (0.71%) HTTP
16 75 (0.70%) Wireless
16 75 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
17 74 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
18 73 (0.69%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1003 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 528 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
3 339 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 301 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 295 (2.77%) Relational Database
6 201 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 190 (1.78%) Oracle Database
8 183 (1.72%) Big Data
9 159 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 144 (1.35%) Hadoop
11 132 (1.24%) QlikView
12 125 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
13 112 (1.05%) RDBMS
14 93 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
15 82 (0.77%) Data Mining
16 80 (0.75%) DB2
17 73 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
18 71 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
19 70 (0.66%) MySQL
20 62 (0.58%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 232 (2.18%) JIRA
2 139 (1.30%) Selenium
3 136 (1.28%) Subversion
4 122 (1.15%) Git (software)
5 120 (1.13%) Maven
6 86 (0.81%) Jenkins
7 82 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
8 79 (0.74%) Visual Studio
9 75 (0.70%) TeamCity
10 65 (0.61%) Cucumber
11 59 (0.55%) NUnit
12 54 (0.51%) JUnit
13 48 (0.45%) WebDriver
14 45 (0.42%) SpecFlow
15 43 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
16 37 (0.35%) Ant
17 35 (0.33%) Jasmine
18 32 (0.30%) Grunt
19 31 (0.29%) Eclipse
20 25 (0.23%) JMeter
General
1 3178 (29.83%) Banking
2 1191 (11.18%) Investment Banking
3 684 (6.42%) Front Office
4 558 (5.24%) Retail
5 474 (4.45%) Financial Institution
6 363 (3.41%) Legal
7 287 (2.69%) Telecoms
8 273 (2.56%) Marketing
9 246 (2.31%) Back Office
10 203 (1.91%) Retail Banking
11 171 (1.61%) Advertising
12 163 (1.53%) Law
13 116 (1.09%) Manufacturing
14 101 (0.95%) General Ledger
15 93 (0.87%) Billing
16 71 (0.67%) Games
17 60 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
18 57 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
19 53 (0.50%) Electronics
20 51 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2515 (23.61%) Analyst
2 2343 (21.99%) Developer
3 1291 (12.12%) Business Analyst
4 1194 (11.21%) Project Manager
5 670 (6.29%) Consultant
6 625 (5.87%) Architect
7 390 (3.66%) Java Developer
8 263 (2.47%) Senior Developer
9 244 (2.29%) C# Developer
10 232 (2.18%) Data Analyst
11 212 (1.99%) Programme Manager
12 210 (1.97%) Senior Analyst
13 204 (1.91%) Administrator
13 204 (1.91%) Support Analyst
14 196 (1.84%) Test Analyst
15 192 (1.80%) .NET Developer
16 189 (1.77%) Solutions Architect
17 180 (1.69%) Network Engineer
18 179 (1.68%) SQL Developer
19 167 (1.57%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 830 (7.79%) .NET
2 621 (5.83%) HTML
3 388 (3.64%) XML
4 355 (3.33%) HTML5
5 342 (3.21%) CSS
6 320 (3.00%) Web Services
7 206 (1.93%) ASP.NET
7 206 (1.93%) AngularJS
8 202 (1.90%) Middleware
9 184 (1.73%) Spring
10 182 (1.71%) jQuery
11 161 (1.51%) WCF
12 153 (1.44%) WPF
13 146 (1.37%) .NET Framework
14 145 (1.36%) J2EE
15 143 (1.34%) CSS3
16 120 (1.13%) SOAP
17 116 (1.09%) FIX Protocol
18 93 (0.87%) RESTful
19 91 (0.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1008 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 405 (3.80%) Derivative
3 392 (3.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 348 (3.27%) Data Centre
5 333 (3.13%) Fixed Income
6 290 (2.72%) Computer Science
7 285 (2.68%) Equities
8 278 (2.61%) User Experience
9 258 (2.42%) Management Information System
10 181 (1.70%) Credit Risk
11 140 (1.31%) Market Risk
12 138 (1.30%) Hedge funds
13 131 (1.23%) Mathematics
14 122 (1.15%) Blackberry
15 114 (1.07%) Visualisation
16 110 (1.03%) Data Integration
17 109 (1.02%) SWIFT
18 104 (0.98%) Clustering
19 87 (0.82%) Data Structures
20 85 (0.80%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 991 (9.30%) Windows
2 728 (6.83%) Linux
3 714 (6.70%) UNIX
4 259 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 206 (1.93%) Windows 7
6 183 (1.72%) Solaris
7 164 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 137 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 121 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 74 (0.69%) Windows XP
11 68 (0.64%) Apple iOS
12 56 (0.53%) Android
13 55 (0.52%) AIX
14 34 (0.32%) Windows 8
15 20 (0.19%) SUSE
16 18 (0.17%) zOS
17 17 (0.16%) Mac OS X
18 14 (0.13%) HPUX
19 13 (0.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
20 12 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1669 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1351 (12.68%) Project Management
3 1158 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 749 (7.03%) Migration
5 735 (6.90%) Business Analysis
6 610 (5.73%) ITIL
7 609 (5.72%) PRINCE2
8 605 (5.68%) Business Intelligence
9 508 (4.77%) Risk Management
10 474 (4.45%) Scrum
11 467 (4.38%) Data Modelling
12 455 (4.27%) User Acceptance Testing
13 454 (4.26%) TDD
14 452 (4.24%) Change Management
15 451 (4.23%) Analytics
16 440 (4.13%) SDLC
16 440 (4.13%) ETL
17 415 (3.90%) CRM
18 392 (3.68%) Asset Management
19 350 (3.29%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1916 (17.98%) SQL
2 1212 (11.38%) Java
3 861 (8.08%) C#
4 610 (5.73%) JavaScript
5 396 (3.72%) Python
6 350 (3.29%) C++
7 260 (2.44%) VBA
8 252 (2.37%) Perl
9 241 (2.26%) T-SQL
10 207 (1.94%) PL/SQL
11 197 (1.85%) PowerShell
12 178 (1.67%) Shell Script
13 149 (1.40%) C
14 113 (1.06%) VB
15 103 (0.97%) Ruby
16 94 (0.88%) PHP
17 90 (0.84%) VB.NET
18 85 (0.80%) Scala
19 69 (0.65%) VBScript
20 58 (0.54%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 815 (7.65%) Degree
2 200 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
3 172 (1.61%) Security Cleared
4 168 (1.58%) PMI Certification
5 142 (1.33%) ISEB
6 119 (1.12%) PMP
7 113 (1.06%) CCNP
8 98 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 98 (0.92%) SC Cleared
9 91 (0.85%) CISSP
10 86 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
11 75 (0.70%) CCIE
12 73 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
13 69 (0.65%) ISTQB
14 62 (0.58%) ACCA
15 60 (0.56%) CCNA
16 56 (0.53%) CIMA
17 51 (0.48%) CISM
18 48 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 46 (0.43%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 467 (4.38%) QA
2 119 (1.12%) SLA
3 93 (0.87%) Solvency II
4 72 (0.68%) EMIR
5 69 (0.65%) Data Quality
6 55 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 52 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 48 (0.45%) GAAP
9 44 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
10 39 (0.37%) FATCA
11 37 (0.35%) PCI DSS
12 36 (0.34%) MiFID
13 34 (0.32%) Basel III
14 26 (0.24%) COBIT
15 21 (0.20%) Basel II
16 19 (0.18%) COREP
17 15 (0.14%) ISO 9001
18 14 (0.13%) CRD IV
19 11 (0.10%) FINREP
20 9 (0.084%) P3O
System Software
1 370 (3.47%) Active Directory
2 202 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 100 (0.94%) XenApp
4 81 (0.76%) vSphere
5 72 (0.68%) VMware ESX
6 50 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
7 44 (0.41%) XenDesktop
8 41 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
9 37 (0.35%) Hyper-V
10 31 (0.29%) NFS
11 27 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 26 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
13 17 (0.16%) HDFS
14 14 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 12 (0.11%) KVM
16 11 (0.10%) ISA Server
16 11 (0.10%) XenServer
16 11 (0.10%) vCloud
17 8 (0.075%) Docker
17 8 (0.075%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 115 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
2 94 (0.88%) SCCM
3 90 (0.84%) Puppet
4 61 (0.57%) Control-M
5 49 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (0.32%) BladeLogic
7 28 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
7 28 (0.26%) Tivoli
8 27 (0.25%) SCOM
9 26 (0.24%) NetBackup
10 24 (0.23%) Data Guard
11 22 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 17 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
13 14 (0.13%) OpenView
14 12 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 12 (0.11%) CA Single Sign-On
15 11 (0.10%) Ansible
15 11 (0.10%) HP Operations Orchestration
16 10 (0.094%) Red Hat Satellite
16 10 (0.094%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1184 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1100 (10.32%) Microsoft
3 489 (4.59%) SAP
4 405 (3.80%) Cisco
5 359 (3.37%) VMware
6 336 (3.15%) Citrix
7 324 (3.04%) IBM
8 226 (2.12%) HP
9 195 (1.83%) Sybase
10 165 (1.55%) Cognos
11 147 (1.38%) Business Objects
12 133 (1.25%) Red Hat
13 125 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
14 120 (1.13%) F5
15 116 (1.09%) Juniper
16 111 (1.04%) Hyperion
17 110 (1.03%) Informatica
18 108 (1.01%) TIBCO
19 104 (0.98%) CheckPoint
20 101 (0.95%) Bloomberg
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £900 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £100 to £150 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Fusion Experience
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
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