The first 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 5285 6176 7272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.48% 25.46% 27.67%
As % of the General category 50.23% 49.84% 53.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3567 4242 4917
Average daily rate
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£475 £470 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 87 98
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.87 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% +1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £14.80 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £40.60 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.50%
General Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
10522 12392 13583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.75% 51.08% 51.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7316 8689 9238
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 £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 184 230
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.65 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Finance
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 1605 £475 - 778
Canary Wharf 0 71 £450 +3.44%
Docklands, London 0 39 £550 +4.76% 1
Bromley -1 18 £325 -31.57% 11
Croydon +4 17 £400 +14.28% 14
Greenford - 17 - - 2
Uxbridge +4 15 £400 - 3
Brentford 0 11 £488 +14.70% 2
Kingston Upon Thames -1 6 £375 -6.25% 10
Paddington 0 5 £400 -11.11%
Hounslow +9 3 - - 9
Mayfair - 2 £475 -
Westminster +1 1 £600 +20.00% 2
Surbiton 0 1 £500 +17.64% 1
Wimbledon -1 1 - - 3
Chiswick -3 1 - - 1
West Drayton - 1 £160 -
Twickenham - 1 - -
Thornton Heath - - - -
Mitcham - - - -
Northwood - - - -
Romford - - - - 3
Ruislip - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Beckenham - - - - 1
Chessington - - - - 1
Harrow - - - - 7
Dagenham - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
Hackney - - - - 1
Wembley - - - - 1
Ealing - - - - 3
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3250 (30.44%) Banking
2 1847 (17.30%) SQL
3 1496 (14.01%) Oracle
4 1474 (13.81%) Project Management
5 1313 (12.30%) Investment Banking
6 1065 (9.98%) Microsoft
7 1057 (9.90%) Windows
8 1022 (9.57%) Java
9 969 (9.08%) SQL Server
10 942 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
11 844 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
12 820 (7.68%) Degree
13 775 (7.26%) MS Excel
14 774 (7.25%) C#
15 772 (7.23%) .NET
16 731 (6.85%) UNIX
17 717 (6.72%) Business Analysis
18 715 (6.70%) Linux
19 709 (6.64%) Financial Institution
20 707 (6.62%) PRINCE2
21 689 (6.45%) Front Office
22 633 (5.93%) Migration
23 626 (5.86%) Retail
24 604 (5.66%) SAP
25 592 (5.55%) ITIL
26 591 (5.54%) Business Intelligence
27 574 (5.38%) HTML
28 566 (5.30%) Risk Management
29 560 (5.25%) JavaScript
30 552 (5.17%) MS Office

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 461 (4.32%) SharePoint
2 182 (1.70%) WebSphere
3 146 (1.37%) MS Exchange
4 135 (1.26%) SAS
4 135 (1.26%) CMS
5 134 (1.26%) WebLogic
6 101 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
7 100 (0.94%) Apache
8 85 (0.80%) IIS
9 84 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
10 80 (0.75%) Lync
11 75 (0.70%) Tomcat
12 67 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 58 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
14 52 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
15 50 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
16 49 (0.46%) IBM Notes
17 40 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
18 38 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
19 37 (0.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 775 (7.26%) MS Excel
2 552 (5.17%) MS Office
3 345 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 277 (2.59%) MS Project
5 196 (1.84%) MS Visio
6 79 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
7 74 (0.69%) Photoshop
8 34 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
9 15 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
10 10 (0.094%) PowerPivot
10 10 (0.094%) RoboHelp
11 9 (0.084%) InDesign
11 9 (0.084%) Adobe Captivate
12 8 (0.075%) InfoPath
13 7 (0.066%) Fireworks
14 6 (0.056%) Adobe After Effects
14 6 (0.056%) Mathematica
15 4 (0.037%) SPSS
16 3 (0.028%) Stata
16 3 (0.028%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 188 (1.76%) Oracle EBS
2 126 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 102 (0.96%) SAP FI
4 100 (0.94%) SAP CO
5 96 (0.90%) Oracle Financials
6 91 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
7 83 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 78 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
9 76 (0.71%) Markit EDM
10 66 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
11 64 (0.60%) Cognos TM1
12 56 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
13 53 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
14 52 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
15 51 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
16 40 (0.37%) Agresso
17 39 (0.37%) HFM
18 37 (0.35%) SAP BPC
19 35 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
19 35 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 71 (0.67%) SaaS
2 44 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
4 26 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (0.17%) GitHub
6 16 (0.15%) Office 365
7 15 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
8 12 (0.11%) Force.com
9 8 (0.075%) PaaS
9 8 (0.075%) IaaS
10 7 (0.066%) SuccessFactors
11 6 (0.056%) Google Apps
12 5 (0.047%) Taleo
13 4 (0.037%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.019%) Heroku
14 2 (0.019%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.019%) Responsys
15 1 (0.009%) IBM SmartCloud
15 1 (0.009%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.009%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 276 (2.59%) Firewall
2 178 (1.67%) SAN
3 173 (1.62%) Internet
4 155 (1.45%) WAN
5 147 (1.38%) TCP/IP
6 137 (1.28%) DNS
7 135 (1.26%) LAN
8 122 (1.14%) Intranet
9 111 (1.04%) VPN
10 81 (0.76%) HTTP
11 77 (0.72%) Network Security
11 77 (0.72%) Multicast
12 67 (0.63%) VoIP
13 59 (0.55%) BGP
13 59 (0.55%) NAS
14 58 (0.54%) LDAP
15 57 (0.53%) FTP
16 53 (0.50%) MPLS
17 47 (0.44%) SSL
18 46 (0.43%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 969 (9.08%) SQL Server
2 456 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
3 385 (3.61%) Oracle Database
4 306 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 291 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 261 (2.44%) Relational Database
7 251 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 180 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
9 165 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 134 (1.26%) QlikView
11 126 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
12 124 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
13 121 (1.13%) RDBMS
14 98 (0.92%) Data Mining
15 95 (0.89%) MySQL
16 94 (0.88%) Big Data
17 93 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
18 79 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
19 74 (0.69%) MS Access
20 68 (0.64%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 193 (1.81%) JIRA
2 161 (1.51%) Subversion
3 160 (1.50%) Selenium
4 131 (1.23%) Maven
5 121 (1.13%) Visual Studio
6 112 (1.05%) Git (software)
7 106 (0.99%) JUnit
8 98 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 94 (0.88%) Jenkins
10 83 (0.78%) Cucumber
11 73 (0.68%) TeamCity
11 73 (0.68%) FitNesse
12 62 (0.58%) Ant
13 60 (0.56%) Eclipse
14 56 (0.52%) NUnit
15 48 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
16 39 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
17 38 (0.36%) LoadRunner
18 34 (0.32%) SpecFlow
19 32 (0.30%) Hudson
General
1 3250 (30.44%) Banking
2 1313 (12.30%) Investment Banking
3 709 (6.64%) Financial Institution
4 689 (6.45%) Front Office
5 626 (5.86%) Retail
6 336 (3.15%) Legal
7 319 (2.99%) Telecoms
8 310 (2.90%) Back Office
9 308 (2.88%) Marketing
10 189 (1.77%) Retail Banking
11 181 (1.70%) Manufacturing
12 140 (1.31%) Advertising
13 119 (1.11%) Law
14 110 (1.03%) General Ledger
15 104 (0.97%) Billing
16 102 (0.96%) Publishing
17 71 (0.67%) German Language
18 68 (0.64%) Games
19 54 (0.51%) Electronics
20 52 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2648 (24.80%) Analyst
2 2102 (19.69%) Developer
3 1271 (11.91%) Project Manager
4 1254 (11.75%) Business Analyst
5 724 (6.78%) Consultant
6 560 (5.25%) Architect
7 342 (3.20%) Java Developer
8 271 (2.54%) Support Analyst
9 262 (2.45%) C# Developer
10 258 (2.42%) Programme Manager
11 217 (2.03%) Data Analyst
12 212 (1.99%) Senior Developer
13 200 (1.87%) Administrator
14 196 (1.84%) Test Analyst
15 184 (1.72%) Business Manager
16 182 (1.70%) Senior Analyst
17 181 (1.70%) .NET Developer
18 174 (1.63%) Solutions Architect
19 171 (1.60%) Senior Manager
20 161 (1.51%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 772 (7.23%) .NET
2 574 (5.38%) HTML
3 384 (3.60%) CSS
4 382 (3.58%) XML
5 350 (3.28%) Web Services
6 288 (2.70%) ASP.NET
7 278 (2.60%) HTML5
8 252 (2.36%) jQuery
9 240 (2.25%) Spring
10 194 (1.82%) Middleware
11 181 (1.70%) WPF
12 173 (1.62%) J2EE
13 155 (1.45%) CSS3
14 147 (1.38%) WCF
15 135 (1.26%) AngularJS
16 134 (1.26%) Hibernate
17 133 (1.25%) Ajax
18 121 (1.13%) JMS
19 112 (1.05%) .NET Framework
20 103 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 471 (4.41%) Derivative
2 349 (3.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 325 (3.04%) Fixed Income
4 298 (2.79%) Hedge funds
5 293 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 251 (2.35%) Computer Science
7 241 (2.26%) Credit Risk
8 236 (2.21%) Equities
9 160 (1.50%) Blackberry
10 159 (1.49%) Market Risk
11 143 (1.34%) Mathematics
12 122 (1.14%) PMI
13 113 (1.06%) Clustering
14 102 (0.96%) Open Source
15 100 (0.94%) Mobile App
15 100 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
16 96 (0.90%) Data Integration
17 81 (0.76%) Statistics
18 79 (0.74%) Visualisation
19 77 (0.72%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1057 (9.90%) Windows
2 731 (6.85%) UNIX
3 715 (6.70%) Linux
4 324 (3.03%) Windows 7
5 209 (1.96%) Solaris
6 175 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 137 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 131 (1.23%) Windows XP
9 116 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 108 (1.01%) Apple iOS
11 93 (0.87%) Android
12 52 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
13 33 (0.31%) AIX
14 26 (0.24%) zOS
14 26 (0.24%) Windows 8
15 22 (0.21%) Mac OS X
16 21 (0.20%) SELinux
17 18 (0.17%) HPUX
17 18 (0.17%) CentOS
18 13 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1474 (13.81%) Project Management
2 942 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 844 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
4 717 (6.72%) Business Analysis
5 707 (6.62%) PRINCE2
6 633 (5.93%) Migration
7 592 (5.55%) ITIL
8 591 (5.54%) Business Intelligence
9 566 (5.30%) Risk Management
10 513 (4.81%) User Acceptance Testing
11 500 (4.68%) Change Management
12 450 (4.22%) TDD
13 449 (4.21%) Asset Management
14 442 (4.14%) Scrum
15 412 (3.86%) Analytics
16 405 (3.79%) Data Modelling
17 358 (3.35%) OO
18 338 (3.17%) ETL
19 331 (3.10%) Programme Management
20 327 (3.06%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1847 (17.30%) SQL
2 1022 (9.57%) Java
3 774 (7.25%) C#
4 560 (5.25%) JavaScript
5 313 (2.93%) C++
6 276 (2.59%) PL/SQL
7 271 (2.54%) Python
8 266 (2.49%) VBA
9 236 (2.21%) Perl
10 209 (1.96%) T-SQL
11 182 (1.70%) Shell Script
12 163 (1.53%) C
13 144 (1.35%) PowerShell
14 139 (1.30%) Ruby
15 138 (1.29%) Bash Shell
16 83 (0.78%) VB
17 79 (0.74%) PHP
18 73 (0.68%) Scala
19 53 (0.50%) VB.NET
20 52 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 820 (7.68%) Degree
2 206 (1.93%) PMI Certification
3 166 (1.55%) Security Cleared
4 164 (1.54%) ISEB
5 136 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
6 118 (1.11%) PMP
7 117 (1.10%) CISSP
8 116 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 112 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
10 103 (0.96%) CCNP
10 103 (0.96%) SC Cleared
11 99 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
12 93 (0.87%) ISTQB
13 61 (0.57%) CIMA
14 60 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 57 (0.53%) CISA
16 54 (0.51%) CISM
16 54 (0.51%) MCSE
17 52 (0.49%) ACCA
18 47 (0.44%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 436 (4.08%) QA
2 123 (1.15%) SLA
3 87 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 86 (0.81%) Data Quality
5 79 (0.74%) EMIR
6 74 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
7 56 (0.52%) Basel III
8 48 (0.45%) ISO 9001
9 42 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 28 (0.26%) PCI DSS
10 28 (0.26%) COBIT
10 28 (0.26%) FATCA
11 21 (0.20%) COREP
12 20 (0.19%) MiFID
12 20 (0.19%) Solvency II
13 19 (0.18%) AIFMD
14 16 (0.15%) Basel II
15 15 (0.14%) CRD IV
16 12 (0.11%) FINREP
16 12 (0.11%) WAI
System Software
1 434 (4.07%) Active Directory
2 195 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
4 91 (0.85%) XenApp
5 59 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
6 40 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
7 38 (0.36%) VMware ESX
7 38 (0.36%) vSphere
8 27 (0.25%) Hyper-V
9 26 (0.24%) XenDesktop
10 24 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 22 (0.21%) vCloud
12 19 (0.18%) NFS
13 17 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
14 15 (0.14%) ACF2
15 13 (0.12%) RACF
16 11 (0.10%) Xen
16 11 (0.10%) XenServer
17 10 (0.094%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 8 (0.075%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 111 (1.04%) SCCM
2 110 (1.03%) Puppet
3 92 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
4 84 (0.79%) Control-M
5 71 (0.67%) NetBackup
6 65 (0.61%) Tivoli
7 51 (0.48%) Data Guard
8 49 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
9 45 (0.42%) Nagios
10 43 (0.40%) SCOM
11 37 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 28 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
13 27 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
14 24 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
15 23 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
16 21 (0.20%) OpenView
17 19 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
18 17 (0.16%) Backup Exec
18 17 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
19 16 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1496 (14.01%) Oracle
2 1065 (9.98%) Microsoft
3 604 (5.66%) SAP
4 315 (2.95%) Citrix
5 309 (2.89%) Cisco
6 296 (2.77%) VMware
7 275 (2.58%) IBM
8 273 (2.56%) HP
9 192 (1.80%) Sybase
10 182 (1.70%) Business Objects
11 176 (1.65%) Cognos
12 162 (1.52%) Red Hat
13 128 (1.20%) Bloomberg
14 113 (1.06%) Reuters
15 111 (1.04%) Informatica
16 108 (1.01%) Juniper
17 106 (0.99%) CheckPoint
18 105 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
19 104 (0.97%) Hyperion
20 93 (0.87%) NetApp
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