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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 5195 5267 5200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 24.30% 23.51% 25.17%
As % of the General category 52.62% 50.65% 49.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3705 3585 3635
Average daily rate
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£470 £475 £472
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.05% +0.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £305
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 42 90 53
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £14.95 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £39.37 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.20 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.02% -19.00%
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
9872 10399 10549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 46.17% 46.41% 51.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6975 7278 7569
Average daily rate £475 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 202 118
Average hourly rate £19.01 £22.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.60% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.87 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -18.18%

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 27 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 27 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 27 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 1605 £450 -5.26% 770
Canary Wharf 0 63 £475 -2.56%
Croydon +4 40 £425 -5.55% 16
Docklands, London -1 28 £450 -14.28% 4
Bromley +7 20 £425 +6.25% 3
Uxbridge +1 15 £353 +0.85% 2
Paddington 0 9 £375 -16.66% 1
Brentford -7 9 £400 +6.66%
Hammersmith -3 6 £488 +21.87% 1
Feltham -4 6 £350 -31.90%
Kingston Upon Thames -8 4 £443 +48.73% 15
Hounslow - 3 £455 - 1
Wembley - 2 £300 -
South Croydon - 2 - -
Wimbledon - 2 £463 - 1
Romford -2 1 £600 +41.17% 3
Southwark - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 2
Twickenham - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Morden - - - -
Orpington - - - - 2
Pinner - - - -
Rainham - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Beckenham - - - - 3
Edgware - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 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 3114 (30.22%) Banking
2 1884 (18.28%) SQL
3 1598 (15.51%) Agile Software Development
4 1248 (12.11%) Project Management
5 1193 (11.58%) Java
6 1177 (11.42%) Oracle
7 1133 (11.00%) Investment Banking
8 1086 (10.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 1034 (10.03%) Microsoft
10 1008 (9.78%) Windows
11 940 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
12 926 (8.99%) SQL Server
13 811 (7.87%) .NET
14 810 (7.86%) C#
15 808 (7.84%) Degree
16 802 (7.78%) MS Excel
17 702 (6.81%) Front Office
18 698 (6.77%) Migration
18 698 (6.77%) UNIX
19 679 (6.59%) Linux
20 651 (6.32%) Business Analysis
21 619 (6.01%) HTML
22 597 (5.79%) JavaScript
23 587 (5.70%) PRINCE2
24 569 (5.52%) Retail
25 568 (5.51%) ITIL
26 530 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
27 515 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
28 482 (4.68%) SAP
29 475 (4.61%) Financial Institution

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 (3.68%) SharePoint
2 142 (1.38%) MS Exchange
3 140 (1.36%) WebSphere
4 130 (1.26%) SAS
5 120 (1.16%) WebLogic
6 100 (0.97%) IIS
7 92 (0.89%) Tomcat
8 82 (0.80%) CMS
9 75 (0.73%) Apache
10 70 (0.68%) TIBCO EMS
11 69 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
12 58 (0.56%) Lync
12 58 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 58 (0.56%) JBoss
13 52 (0.50%) Confluence
14 46 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
15 43 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
16 42 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
17 37 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
18 35 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 802 (7.78%) MS Excel
2 472 (4.58%) MS Office
3 304 (2.95%) MS Project
4 290 (2.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 191 (1.85%) MS Visio
6 70 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
7 57 (0.55%) Photoshop
8 29 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
9 15 (0.15%) Acrobat
10 13 (0.13%) InDesign
11 12 (0.12%) SPSS
12 11 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
12 11 (0.11%) PowerPivot
13 8 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 5 (0.049%) Open Workbench
14 5 (0.049%) Shockwave
15 3 (0.029%) FrameMaker
15 3 (0.029%) InfoPath
16 2 (0.019%) Final Cut Pro
16 2 (0.019%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 129 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 104 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 95 (0.92%) Markit EDM
4 84 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
5 82 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
6 74 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
7 65 (0.63%) Cognos TM1
8 63 (0.61%) SAP FI
9 57 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 56 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
11 55 (0.53%) SAP CO
11 55 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
11 55 (0.53%) SAP BPC
12 54 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
13 46 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
14 38 (0.37%) HFM
15 37 (0.36%) Agresso
16 36 (0.35%) thinkFolio
17 35 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
18 29 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 65 (0.63%) SaaS
2 31 (0.30%) Office 365
3 30 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 28 (0.27%) Force.com
5 27 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (0.20%) PaaS
7 19 (0.18%) IaaS
8 17 (0.16%) GitHub
9 14 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.068%) IBM Blueworks
11 5 (0.049%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.049%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.039%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.029%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.029%) Taleo
14 2 (0.019%) Amazon EMR
15 1 (0.010%) Amazon ELB
15 1 (0.010%) LucidChart
15 1 (0.010%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 279 (2.71%) Firewall
2 176 (1.71%) TCP/IP
3 175 (1.70%) Internet
4 150 (1.46%) WAN
5 148 (1.44%) SAN
6 146 (1.42%) LAN
7 137 (1.33%) DNS
8 116 (1.13%) Network Security
9 104 (1.01%) BGP
10 100 (0.97%) VPN
11 79 (0.77%) MPLS
12 74 (0.72%) EIGRP
13 72 (0.70%) HTTP
14 70 (0.68%) DHCP
14 70 (0.68%) Wireless
15 66 (0.64%) OSPF
15 66 (0.64%) Multicast
16 65 (0.63%) Intranet
17 62 (0.60%) Cisco Nexus
18 57 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 926 (8.99%) SQL Server
2 515 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 311 (3.02%) Relational Database
4 301 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 272 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 218 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
7 215 (2.09%) Oracle Database
8 155 (1.50%) Big Data
9 145 (1.41%) QlikView
10 136 (1.32%) Hadoop
11 129 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 109 (1.06%) RDBMS
13 105 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
14 96 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
15 95 (0.92%) Data Mining
16 92 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
17 82 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
18 80 (0.78%) DB2
19 73 (0.71%) MS Access
20 58 (0.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 214 (2.08%) JIRA
2 136 (1.32%) Selenium
3 124 (1.20%) Subversion
4 120 (1.16%) Maven
5 103 (1.00%) Git (software)
6 100 (0.97%) NUnit
7 83 (0.81%) Visual Studio
8 81 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 81 (0.79%) TeamCity
9 63 (0.61%) Jenkins
10 61 (0.59%) JUnit
11 60 (0.58%) Ant
12 51 (0.49%) Cucumber
13 45 (0.44%) QuickTest Pro
14 38 (0.37%) WebDriver
15 32 (0.31%) MSI
15 32 (0.31%) Rhino Mocks
15 32 (0.31%) SpecFlow
16 31 (0.30%) JMeter
17 30 (0.29%) Eclipse
General
1 3114 (30.22%) Banking
2 1133 (11.00%) Investment Banking
3 702 (6.81%) Front Office
4 569 (5.52%) Retail
5 475 (4.61%) Financial Institution
6 343 (3.33%) Legal
7 276 (2.68%) Marketing
8 265 (2.57%) Back Office
9 255 (2.47%) Telecoms
10 200 (1.94%) Retail Banking
11 188 (1.82%) Advertising
12 144 (1.40%) Law
13 113 (1.10%) Manufacturing
14 108 (1.05%) Billing
15 88 (0.85%) General Ledger
16 85 (0.82%) Games
17 61 (0.59%) Publishing
18 50 (0.49%) Electronics
19 48 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
20 44 (0.43%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2423 (23.52%) Analyst
2 2268 (22.01%) Developer
3 1202 (11.67%) Business Analyst
4 1100 (10.68%) Project Manager
5 702 (6.81%) Consultant
6 618 (6.00%) Architect
7 406 (3.94%) Java Developer
8 256 (2.48%) Senior Developer
9 251 (2.44%) C# Developer
10 240 (2.33%) Support Analyst
11 214 (2.08%) Data Analyst
12 206 (2.00%) Programme Manager
13 205 (1.99%) Test Analyst
14 195 (1.89%) Administrator
15 193 (1.87%) Senior Analyst
16 172 (1.67%) Solutions Architect
17 167 (1.62%) .NET Developer
18 166 (1.61%) Applications Support
19 157 (1.52%) Network Engineer
19 157 (1.52%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 811 (7.87%) .NET
2 619 (6.01%) HTML
3 367 (3.56%) XML
4 335 (3.25%) HTML5
5 333 (3.23%) CSS
6 316 (3.07%) Web Services
7 198 (1.92%) Middleware
7 198 (1.92%) Spring
8 194 (1.88%) ASP.NET
9 182 (1.77%) AngularJS
10 180 (1.75%) WPF
11 175 (1.70%) jQuery
12 147 (1.43%) WCF
13 136 (1.32%) CSS3
14 125 (1.21%) J2EE
15 121 (1.17%) .NET Framework
16 113 (1.10%) SOAP
17 107 (1.04%) FIX Protocol
18 103 (1.00%) JMS
19 102 (0.99%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 940 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
2 452 (4.39%) Derivative
3 400 (3.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 327 (3.17%) Fixed Income
5 289 (2.80%) Equities
6 283 (2.75%) User Experience
7 272 (2.64%) Computer Science
8 256 (2.48%) Management Information System
9 159 (1.54%) Credit Risk
10 147 (1.43%) Mathematics
11 129 (1.25%) Market Risk
12 123 (1.19%) Hedge funds
13 121 (1.17%) Blackberry
14 118 (1.15%) Visualisation
15 104 (1.01%) SWIFT
16 102 (0.99%) Data Structures
17 99 (0.96%) Data Integration
18 97 (0.94%) Equity Derivative
19 95 (0.92%) Mobile App
20 93 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1008 (9.78%) Windows
2 698 (6.77%) UNIX
3 679 (6.59%) Linux
4 250 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 249 (2.42%) Windows 7
6 169 (1.64%) Solaris
7 151 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 121 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 112 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 104 (1.01%) Windows XP
11 88 (0.85%) Apple iOS
12 81 (0.79%) Android
13 53 (0.51%) AIX
14 36 (0.35%) Windows 8
15 34 (0.33%) SUSE
16 26 (0.25%) zOS
17 24 (0.23%) Windows Vista
18 22 (0.21%) Mac OS X
19 19 (0.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
20 16 (0.16%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1598 (15.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1248 (12.11%) Project Management
3 1086 (10.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 698 (6.77%) Migration
5 651 (6.32%) Business Analysis
6 587 (5.70%) PRINCE2
7 568 (5.51%) ITIL
8 530 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
9 471 (4.57%) Scrum
10 467 (4.53%) Change Management
11 462 (4.48%) User Acceptance Testing
12 451 (4.38%) Data Modelling
13 450 (4.37%) Analytics
14 436 (4.23%) TDD
15 435 (4.22%) Risk Management
16 414 (4.02%) ETL
17 374 (3.63%) CRM
18 333 (3.23%) OO
19 315 (3.06%) Data Analysis
20 312 (3.03%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1884 (18.28%) SQL
2 1193 (11.58%) Java
3 810 (7.86%) C#
4 597 (5.79%) JavaScript
5 337 (3.27%) C++
6 328 (3.18%) Python
7 260 (2.52%) VBA
8 235 (2.28%) Perl
9 217 (2.11%) PL/SQL
10 196 (1.90%) T-SQL
11 186 (1.81%) Shell Script
12 147 (1.43%) C
12 147 (1.43%) PowerShell
13 101 (0.98%) VB
14 89 (0.86%) Ruby
15 84 (0.82%) Scala
16 82 (0.80%) VB.NET
17 69 (0.67%) Bash Shell
18 64 (0.62%) PHP
19 59 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 808 (7.84%) Degree
2 175 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
3 162 (1.57%) Security Cleared
4 161 (1.56%) PMI Certification
5 149 (1.45%) ISEB
6 120 (1.16%) PMP
7 106 (1.03%) CCNP
8 101 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 100 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
10 98 (0.95%) CISSP
11 91 (0.88%) SC Cleared
12 74 (0.72%) ISTQB
13 73 (0.71%) CCIE
14 72 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
15 60 (0.58%) CCNA
16 57 (0.55%) MCSE
17 50 (0.49%) CISM
18 49 (0.48%) CIMA
19 48 (0.47%) ACCA
20 40 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 460 (4.46%) QA
2 130 (1.26%) SLA
3 69 (0.67%) Solvency II
4 60 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 59 (0.57%) Data Quality
6 54 (0.52%) GAAP
7 52 (0.50%) EMIR
8 51 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 45 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
10 41 (0.40%) Basel III
11 32 (0.31%) FATCA
12 30 (0.29%) PCI DSS
13 27 (0.26%) COREP
14 24 (0.23%) Basel II
15 23 (0.22%) COBIT
16 17 (0.16%) ISO 9001
16 17 (0.16%) FINREP
17 16 (0.16%) CRD IV
17 16 (0.16%) MiFID
18 14 (0.14%) P3O
System Software
1 362 (3.51%) Active Directory
2 169 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (0.82%) XenApp
4 69 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
5 61 (0.59%) vSphere
6 54 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 53 (0.51%) VMware ESX
8 52 (0.50%) XenDesktop
9 35 (0.34%) Hyper-V
10 32 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 22 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
12 19 (0.18%) NFS
12 19 (0.18%) ACF2
13 18 (0.17%) RACF
14 15 (0.15%) HDFS
15 12 (0.12%) KVM
16 10 (0.097%) Terminal Server
16 10 (0.097%) ISA Server
17 9 (0.087%) Xen
17 9 (0.087%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 132 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
2 111 (1.08%) SCCM
3 84 (0.82%) Puppet
4 79 (0.77%) Control-M
5 43 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (0.31%) Data Guard
6 32 (0.31%) SCOM
7 27 (0.26%) Tivoli
7 27 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 25 (0.24%) NetBackup
8 25 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
9 17 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 15 (0.15%) WSUS
10 15 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
11 13 (0.13%) BladeLogic
11 13 (0.13%) OpenView
12 12 (0.12%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 12 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
13 11 (0.11%) HP SIM
13 11 (0.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1177 (11.42%) Oracle
2 1034 (10.03%) Microsoft
3 482 (4.68%) SAP
4 365 (3.54%) Cisco
5 314 (3.05%) VMware
6 291 (2.82%) IBM
7 290 (2.81%) Citrix
8 214 (2.08%) Sybase
9 212 (2.06%) HP
10 159 (1.54%) Cognos
11 141 (1.37%) Business Objects
12 133 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
13 128 (1.24%) TIBCO
14 126 (1.22%) Red Hat
15 121 (1.17%) Bloomberg
16 111 (1.08%) F5
17 105 (1.02%) Juniper
18 104 (1.01%) NetApp
19 103 (1.00%) Hyperion
20 99 (0.96%) Informatica
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