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 12 September 2014 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 5465 6334 7214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.38% 25.20% 27.61%
As % of the General category 50.03% 49.77% 52.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3778 4375 4933
Average daily rate
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£463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 88 113
Average hourly rate £23.75 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £48.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -9.09%
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
10924 12727 13614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.74% 50.64% 52.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7664 8972 9355
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £632 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £382 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.59% +1.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 175 245
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £48.00 £46.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.82 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+3.14% -24.77%

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 12 September 2014.

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 12 September 2014.

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 12 September 2014. 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 1629 £475 +4.39% 786
Canary Wharf 0 66 £450 -4.66%
Docklands, London 0 39 £538 -2.27% 1
Croydon +8 29 £430 +38.70% 16
Bromley +3 28 £350 -24.32% 13
Greenford - 19 - -
Uxbridge -1 16 £375 -14.77%
Hounslow +9 8 £425 +61.90% 9
Brentford -1 7 £550 +29.41%
Kingston Upon Thames -8 5 £375 -4.76% 6
Paddington +3 3 £400 -27.27%
Surbiton +1 2 £500 +37.93%
Romford -1 2 £275 -54.16% 1
Hammersmith -4 2 £475 -2.56% 1
Feltham - 2 £470 -
Chiswick -2 1 - -
Mayfair - 1 - -
Northwood - 1 £465 -
Sidcup - - - -
Mitcham - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Beckenham - - - - 2
Chessington - - - - 2
Harrow - - - - 9
Hayes - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - - 1
Hackney - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Thornton Heath - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Westminster - - - - 1
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 3193 (29.74%) Banking
2 1898 (17.68%) SQL
3 1633 (15.21%) Agile Software Development
4 1610 (14.99%) Oracle
5 1429 (13.31%) Project Management
6 1248 (11.62%) Investment Banking
7 1128 (10.51%) Windows
8 1104 (10.28%) Microsoft
9 1044 (9.72%) Java
10 991 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
11 961 (8.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 914 (8.51%) SQL Server
13 799 (7.44%) Degree
14 785 (7.31%) UNIX
15 781 (7.27%) C#
16 780 (7.26%) MS Excel
17 773 (7.20%) Linux
18 752 (7.00%) .NET
19 698 (6.50%) Business Analysis
20 693 (6.45%) Front Office
21 686 (6.39%) Financial Institution
22 664 (6.18%) Migration
23 647 (6.03%) PRINCE2
24 615 (5.73%) Retail
25 609 (5.67%) Business Intelligence
26 603 (5.62%) SAP
27 601 (5.60%) HTML
28 589 (5.49%) JavaScript
29 558 (5.20%) Risk Management
30 537 (5.00%) MS Office

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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
1 456 (4.25%) SharePoint
2 187 (1.74%) WebSphere
3 168 (1.56%) MS Exchange
4 161 (1.50%) WebLogic
5 142 (1.32%) CMS
6 129 (1.20%) SAS
7 98 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
8 97 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
9 94 (0.88%) Apache
10 93 (0.87%) Tomcat
11 92 (0.86%) IIS
12 63 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 60 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
14 56 (0.52%) Lync
15 50 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
16 49 (0.46%) IBM Notes
16 49 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
17 48 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
18 45 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
19 43 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 780 (7.26%) MS Excel
2 537 (5.00%) MS Office
3 351 (3.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 270 (2.51%) MS Project
5 188 (1.75%) MS Visio
6 87 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
7 69 (0.64%) Photoshop
8 32 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
9 16 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
10 11 (0.10%) InDesign
10 11 (0.10%) InfoPath
11 9 (0.084%) PowerPivot
12 8 (0.075%) RoboHelp
13 6 (0.056%) Fireworks
13 6 (0.056%) Adobe Captivate
13 6 (0.056%) Mathematica
14 5 (0.047%) Adobe After Effects
14 5 (0.047%) SPSS
15 3 (0.028%) Stata
16 2 (0.019%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 219 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
2 155 (1.44%) Oracle EBS R12
3 114 (1.06%) Oracle Financials
4 98 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 93 (0.87%) Oracle General Ledger
6 84 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
7 78 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
7 78 (0.73%) Oracle Receivables
8 75 (0.70%) SAP FI
9 74 (0.69%) SAP CO
9 74 (0.69%) Markit EDM
10 65 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
11 60 (0.56%) Cognos TM1
12 58 (0.54%) Oracle Assets
13 57 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
14 49 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
15 48 (0.45%) SAP BPC
16 42 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
16 42 (0.39%) HFM
17 39 (0.36%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 83 (0.77%) SaaS
2 45 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
4 23 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (0.20%) GitHub
6 20 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
7 19 (0.18%) Office 365
8 14 (0.13%) PaaS
9 12 (0.11%) Force.com
10 10 (0.093%) IaaS
11 7 (0.065%) Google Apps
12 6 (0.056%) SuccessFactors
13 4 (0.037%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.019%) Heroku
14 2 (0.019%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.019%) Taleo
14 2 (0.019%) Responsys
15 1 (0.009%) Trello
15 1 (0.009%) IBM SmartCloud
15 1 (0.009%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 295 (2.75%) Firewall
2 170 (1.58%) Internet
3 164 (1.53%) WAN
4 162 (1.51%) SAN
5 154 (1.43%) LAN
6 153 (1.42%) TCP/IP
7 151 (1.41%) DNS
8 124 (1.15%) VPN
9 117 (1.09%) Intranet
10 92 (0.86%) HTTP
11 80 (0.75%) Network Security
12 78 (0.73%) Multicast
13 70 (0.65%) SSL
14 69 (0.64%) BGP
15 62 (0.58%) FTP
16 58 (0.54%) LDAP
17 56 (0.52%) VoIP
18 55 (0.51%) DHCP
19 49 (0.46%) MPLS
20 48 (0.45%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 914 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 427 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
3 385 (3.59%) Oracle Database
4 260 (2.42%) Relational Database
4 260 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 248 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 214 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 178 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
8 137 (1.28%) QlikView
8 137 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 121 (1.13%) Oracle Database 10g
10 116 (1.08%) RDBMS
11 108 (1.01%) MySQL
12 105 (0.98%) Big Data
13 102 (0.95%) Data Mining
14 101 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
15 99 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
16 79 (0.74%) Oracle ODI
17 78 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
18 75 (0.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 218 (2.03%) JIRA
2 171 (1.59%) Subversion
3 151 (1.41%) Selenium
4 126 (1.17%) Git (software)
5 123 (1.15%) Maven
6 118 (1.10%) Visual Studio
7 101 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 92 (0.86%) JUnit
9 87 (0.81%) Cucumber
10 80 (0.75%) Jenkins
11 72 (0.67%) NUnit
12 70 (0.65%) TeamCity
13 67 (0.62%) Eclipse
14 62 (0.58%) FitNesse
15 45 (0.42%) QuickTest Pro
16 43 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
17 40 (0.37%) Ant
18 34 (0.32%) WebDriver
18 34 (0.32%) SpecFlow
19 30 (0.28%) LoadRunner
General
1 3193 (29.74%) Banking
2 1248 (11.62%) Investment Banking
3 693 (6.45%) Front Office
4 686 (6.39%) Financial Institution
5 615 (5.73%) Retail
6 329 (3.06%) Legal
7 328 (3.05%) Marketing
8 311 (2.90%) Telecoms
9 287 (2.67%) Back Office
10 201 (1.87%) Manufacturing
11 172 (1.60%) Retail Banking
12 157 (1.46%) Advertising
13 118 (1.10%) General Ledger
14 115 (1.07%) Billing
15 111 (1.03%) Law
16 105 (0.98%) Publishing
17 73 (0.68%) Games
18 64 (0.60%) Electronics
19 54 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
20 51 (0.47%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 2658 (24.76%) Analyst
2 2144 (19.97%) Developer
3 1235 (11.50%) Project Manager
4 1202 (11.19%) Business Analyst
5 801 (7.46%) Consultant
6 600 (5.59%) Architect
7 357 (3.32%) Java Developer
8 299 (2.78%) Support Analyst
9 242 (2.25%) Data Analyst
10 234 (2.18%) Programme Manager
11 228 (2.12%) C# Developer
12 199 (1.85%) Senior Developer
13 192 (1.79%) Administrator
14 190 (1.77%) .NET Developer
15 189 (1.76%) Solutions Architect
16 186 (1.73%) Test Analyst
17 183 (1.70%) Senior Analyst
18 170 (1.58%) Senior Manager
19 158 (1.47%) Applications Support
20 154 (1.43%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 752 (7.00%) .NET
2 601 (5.60%) HTML
3 426 (3.97%) XML
4 413 (3.85%) CSS
5 345 (3.21%) Web Services
6 302 (2.81%) ASP.NET
7 291 (2.71%) HTML5
8 253 (2.36%) jQuery
9 236 (2.20%) Spring
10 214 (1.99%) Middleware
11 180 (1.68%) J2EE
12 162 (1.51%) CSS3
13 160 (1.49%) AngularJS
14 158 (1.47%) WPF
15 141 (1.31%) WCF
16 127 (1.18%) Hibernate
17 122 (1.14%) JMS
18 121 (1.13%) Ajax
19 116 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
20 115 (1.07%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 991 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 424 (3.95%) Derivative
3 348 (3.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 327 (3.05%) Fixed Income
5 316 (2.94%) Hedge funds
6 302 (2.81%) Management Information System
7 254 (2.37%) User Experience
8 248 (2.31%) Computer Science
9 213 (1.98%) Credit Risk
10 205 (1.91%) Equities
11 151 (1.41%) Blackberry
12 138 (1.29%) Market Risk
13 135 (1.26%) Mathematics
14 117 (1.09%) Mobile App
15 109 (1.02%) Open Source
16 106 (0.99%) Clustering
17 103 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
18 101 (0.94%) PMI
19 96 (0.89%) Visualisation
20 95 (0.88%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1128 (10.51%) Windows
2 785 (7.31%) UNIX
3 773 (7.20%) Linux
4 324 (3.02%) Windows 7
5 204 (1.90%) Solaris
6 186 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 146 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 129 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 125 (1.16%) Windows XP
10 106 (0.99%) Apple iOS
11 88 (0.82%) Android
12 57 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
13 40 (0.37%) AIX
14 35 (0.33%) zOS
15 27 (0.25%) Windows 8
16 26 (0.24%) Mac OS X
17 21 (0.20%) SELinux
18 16 (0.15%) HPUX
19 12 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
20 11 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1633 (15.21%) Agile Software Development
2 1429 (13.31%) Project Management
3 961 (8.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 698 (6.50%) Business Analysis
5 664 (6.18%) Migration
6 647 (6.03%) PRINCE2
7 609 (5.67%) Business Intelligence
8 558 (5.20%) Risk Management
9 536 (4.99%) ITIL
10 494 (4.60%) User Acceptance Testing
11 474 (4.41%) TDD
12 471 (4.39%) Change Management
13 443 (4.13%) Scrum
14 436 (4.06%) Asset Management
15 418 (3.89%) Analytics
16 406 (3.78%) Data Modelling
17 366 (3.41%) OO
18 337 (3.14%) ETL
19 330 (3.07%) Data Analysis
20 325 (3.03%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1898 (17.68%) SQL
2 1044 (9.72%) Java
3 781 (7.27%) C#
4 589 (5.49%) JavaScript
5 340 (3.17%) C++
6 306 (2.85%) Python
7 282 (2.63%) PL/SQL
8 258 (2.40%) VBA
9 224 (2.09%) Perl
10 211 (1.97%) T-SQL
11 178 (1.66%) Shell Script
12 171 (1.59%) C
13 153 (1.42%) PowerShell
14 142 (1.32%) Bash Shell
15 140 (1.30%) Ruby
16 87 (0.81%) Scala
17 83 (0.77%) PHP
18 81 (0.75%) VB
19 44 (0.41%) VBScript
20 43 (0.40%) Korn
Qualifications
1 799 (7.44%) Degree
2 181 (1.69%) PMI Certification
3 163 (1.52%) Security Cleared
4 150 (1.40%) ISEB
5 141 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
6 132 (1.23%) CISSP
7 114 (1.06%) PMP
8 104 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 100 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
9 100 (0.93%) SC Cleared
10 95 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
10 95 (0.88%) CCNP
11 76 (0.71%) ISTQB
12 67 (0.62%) CIMA
13 64 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 62 (0.58%) CISA
15 59 (0.55%) CISM
16 56 (0.52%) ACCA
17 48 (0.45%) MCSE
18 34 (0.32%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 414 (3.86%) QA
2 112 (1.04%) SLA
3 92 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 90 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 71 (0.66%) EMIR
6 61 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
7 54 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 52 (0.48%) Basel III
9 42 (0.39%) ISO 9001
10 39 (0.36%) COBIT
11 30 (0.28%) PCI DSS
12 25 (0.23%) Solvency II
13 24 (0.22%) FATCA
14 21 (0.20%) COREP
15 19 (0.18%) MiFID
16 17 (0.16%) Basel II
17 14 (0.13%) AIFMD
18 13 (0.12%) P3O
18 13 (0.12%) GAAP
19 12 (0.11%) FINREP
System Software
1 478 (4.45%) Active Directory
2 203 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (1.24%) Oracle RAC
4 95 (0.88%) XenApp
5 52 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 51 (0.47%) vSphere
7 44 (0.41%) VMware ESX
8 41 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
9 36 (0.34%) Hyper-V
10 32 (0.30%) XenDesktop
11 26 (0.24%) ACF2
12 24 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 23 (0.21%) NFS
14 21 (0.20%) vCloud
15 17 (0.16%) RACF
16 16 (0.15%) ProxySG
17 11 (0.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 10 (0.093%) VMware Server
18 10 (0.093%) Xen
19 9 (0.084%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 128 (1.19%) SCCM
2 114 (1.06%) Puppet
3 113 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
4 93 (0.87%) Control-M
5 66 (0.61%) NetBackup
6 62 (0.58%) Tivoli
7 55 (0.51%) Data Guard
8 51 (0.47%) SCOM
8 51 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
9 48 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 44 (0.41%) Nagios
11 39 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Management
12 34 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
13 26 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
14 24 (0.22%) Backup Exec
15 22 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
16 21 (0.20%) OpenView
17 20 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
17 20 (0.19%) HP SIM
18 16 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1610 (14.99%) Oracle
2 1104 (10.28%) Microsoft
3 603 (5.62%) SAP
4 334 (3.11%) Cisco
5 333 (3.10%) Citrix
6 330 (3.07%) VMware
7 280 (2.61%) HP
8 278 (2.59%) IBM
9 209 (1.95%) Sybase
10 166 (1.55%) Business Objects
11 163 (1.52%) Cognos
12 162 (1.51%) Red Hat
13 134 (1.25%) CheckPoint
14 129 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
15 118 (1.10%) Bloomberg
16 116 (1.08%) Juniper
17 115 (1.07%) Informatica
18 109 (1.02%) Remedy
18 109 (1.02%) F5
19 105 (0.98%) Reuters
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