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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 5171 4965 5235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 24.45% 23.83% 24.23%
As % of the General category 53.64% 52.16% 50.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3665 3615 3628
Average daily rate £498 £457 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 37 78
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £13.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £36.60 £39.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +10.00%
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
9640 9519 10341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.58% 45.69% 47.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6786 6871 7264
Average daily rate £500 £475 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £647 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 100 176
Average hourly rate £27.58 £21.38 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.02% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.65 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 1083 £500 +11.11% 649
Canary Wharf 0 64 £450 -
Croydon -5 37 £418 -1.76% 7
Bromley 0 30 £425 -5.55% 8
Docklands, London +1 14 £563 +2.27%
Uxbridge +2 10 £350 -6.66% 8
Ealing - 10 £331 - 1
Westminster +1 8 £425 -15.00% 1
Hammersmith -1 8 £463 -9.75%
Wimbledon - 6 £438 - 3
Romford +1 5 £413 -31.25% 2
Paddington 0 5 £525 -4.54%
Greenwich - 3 £431 -
Brentford 0 2 £525 +16.66% 1
Feltham 0 2 £375 -1.96%
New Malden -6 2 - - 1
Wembley - 2 £426 -
Hounslow +3 1 £423 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames -1 1 £315 -16.00% 7
Hayes -2 1 £125 -
Harrow - 1 £265 - 1
Mayfair - 1 £500 -
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3603 (32.51%) Banking
2 1996 (18.01%) SQL
3 1875 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
4 1351 (12.19%) Project Management
5 1290 (11.64%) Java
6 1229 (11.09%) Investment Banking
7 1152 (10.40%) Windows
8 1121 (10.12%) Oracle
8 1121 (10.12%) Microsoft
9 1072 (9.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 1022 (9.22%) SQL Server
11 953 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
12 898 (8.10%) C#
13 844 (7.62%) Linux
14 841 (7.59%) Degree
15 821 (7.41%) Front Office
16 798 (7.20%) JavaScript
17 781 (7.05%) .NET
18 778 (7.02%) MS Excel
19 760 (6.86%) Migration
20 758 (6.84%) Business Intelligence
21 755 (6.81%) HTML
22 703 (6.34%) Unix
23 694 (6.26%) Business Analysis
24 640 (5.78%) Financial Institution
25 615 (5.55%) ITIL
26 560 (5.05%) PRINCE2
27 557 (5.03%) Change Management
28 552 (4.98%) Derivative
29 543 (4.90%) SDLC

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 305 (2.75%) SharePoint
2 138 (1.25%) Node.js
3 128 (1.16%) CMS
3 128 (1.16%) SAS
4 119 (1.07%) Apache
5 114 (1.03%) IIS
6 112 (1.01%) Apache Spark
7 110 (0.99%) WebSphere
8 99 (0.89%) MS Exchange
9 91 (0.82%) Tomcat
10 78 (0.70%) Confluence
11 59 (0.53%) JBoss
12 54 (0.49%) Lync
13 53 (0.48%) WebLogic
14 43 (0.39%) Oracle Coherence
15 37 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 35 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
17 33 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
18 30 (0.27%) IBM Notes
19 29 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 778 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 505 (4.56%) MS Office
3 299 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 231 (2.08%) MS Project
5 207 (1.87%) MS Visio
6 89 (0.80%) Photoshop
7 78 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
8 68 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
9 27 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 20 (0.18%) SPSS
11 14 (0.13%) PowerPivot
12 8 (0.072%) Acrobat
13 7 (0.063%) OmniGraffle
14 3 (0.027%) CPLEX
14 3 (0.027%) Open Workbench
14 3 (0.027%) SmartSuite
15 1 (0.009%) Adobe Captivate
15 1 (0.009%) InDesign
15 1 (0.009%) InfoPath
15 1 (0.009%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 119 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 113 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
3 87 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 79 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
5 65 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
6 57 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
7 51 (0.46%) Unit4 Business World
8 49 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
8 49 (0.44%) SAP FI
9 40 (0.36%) SAP CO
9 40 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
10 39 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
11 38 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
12 37 (0.33%) HFM
13 34 (0.31%) Markit EDM
14 32 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 30 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
16 29 (0.26%) Front Arena
17 26 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
17 26 (0.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 222 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
2 123 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 89 (0.80%) Office 365
4 52 (0.47%) SaaS
5 44 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
6 41 (0.37%) GitHub
7 33 (0.30%) PaaS
8 22 (0.20%) IaaS
9 21 (0.19%) Google Analytics
10 15 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
11 14 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
12 13 (0.12%) Yammer
13 12 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (0.11%) Amazon Kinesis
13 12 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
14 11 (0.099%) Google Apps
15 10 (0.090%) Amazon S3
16 9 (0.081%) Adobe Analytics
16 9 (0.081%) Google Cloud Platform
17 7 (0.063%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 306 (2.76%) Firewall
2 215 (1.94%) TCP/IP
3 177 (1.60%) WAN
4 156 (1.41%) DNS
5 147 (1.33%) LAN
6 142 (1.28%) Internet
7 135 (1.22%) SAN
8 124 (1.12%) Network Security
9 123 (1.11%) VPN
10 91 (0.82%) HTTP
11 74 (0.67%) DHCP
12 61 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
13 60 (0.54%) BGP
14 59 (0.53%) NAS
14 59 (0.53%) OSPF
14 59 (0.53%) Wireless
15 58 (0.52%) MPLS
16 51 (0.46%) LDAP
17 50 (0.45%) Intranet
17 50 (0.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1022 (9.22%) SQL Server
2 516 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
3 354 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 302 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 283 (2.55%) Big Data
6 250 (2.26%) Oracle Database
7 226 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 224 (2.02%) Hadoop
9 217 (1.96%) Relational Database
10 202 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 186 (1.68%) NoSQL
12 167 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
13 138 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
14 132 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
15 128 (1.16%) MongoDB
16 110 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
17 108 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
18 104 (0.94%) QlikView
18 104 (0.94%) RDBMS
19 98 (0.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 271 (2.45%) JIRA
2 226 (2.04%) Git (software)
3 172 (1.55%) Subversion
4 152 (1.37%) Maven
5 143 (1.29%) Jenkins
6 126 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 112 (1.01%) TeamCity
8 102 (0.92%) Selenium
9 77 (0.69%) Visual Studio
10 69 (0.62%) Cucumber
11 67 (0.60%) JUnit
12 56 (0.51%) HP UFT
13 49 (0.44%) SpecFlow
14 48 (0.43%) Grunt
15 43 (0.39%) Eclipse
16 41 (0.37%) Gradle
17 36 (0.32%) Ant
18 34 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
19 33 (0.30%) gulp
20 32 (0.29%) NUnit
General
1 3603 (32.51%) Banking
2 1229 (11.09%) Investment Banking
3 821 (7.41%) Front Office
4 640 (5.78%) Financial Institution
5 522 (4.71%) Retail
6 388 (3.50%) Legal
7 311 (2.81%) Telecoms
8 298 (2.69%) Marketing
9 263 (2.37%) Back Office
10 203 (1.83%) Retail Banking
11 171 (1.54%) Advertising
12 170 (1.53%) Law
13 140 (1.26%) Manufacturing
14 105 (0.95%) Electronics
15 71 (0.64%) Games
16 69 (0.62%) Billing
16 69 (0.62%) International Banking
17 67 (0.60%) General Ledger
18 62 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
19 50 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2659 (23.99%) Analyst
2 2586 (23.34%) Developer
3 1339 (12.08%) Business Analyst
4 1116 (10.07%) Project Manager
5 701 (6.33%) Consultant
6 641 (5.78%) Java Developer
7 625 (5.64%) Architect
8 400 (3.61%) Financial Analyst
9 371 (3.35%) C# Developer
10 357 (3.22%) Banking Analyst
10 357 (3.22%) Senior Developer
11 292 (2.63%) SQL Developer
12 260 (2.35%) Administrator
13 249 (2.25%) Support Analyst
14 242 (2.18%) JavaScript Developer
15 235 (2.12%) .NET Developer
16 227 (2.05%) Service Analyst
17 225 (2.03%) Programme Manager
18 222 (2.00%) Finance Business Analyst
19 221 (1.99%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 781 (7.05%) .NET
2 755 (6.81%) HTML
3 497 (4.48%) CSS
4 436 (3.93%) HTML5
5 407 (3.67%) AngularJS
6 399 (3.60%) Web Services
7 312 (2.82%) XML
8 270 (2.44%) ASP.NET
9 238 (2.15%) REST
10 236 (2.13%) Spring
11 224 (2.02%) CSS3
12 218 (1.97%) jQuery
13 198 (1.79%) Middleware
14 186 (1.68%) WPF
15 156 (1.41%) .NET Framework
16 143 (1.29%) RESTful
17 129 (1.16%) JMS
18 126 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
18 126 (1.14%) WCF
19 122 (1.10%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 953 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 552 (4.98%) Derivative
3 514 (4.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 388 (3.50%) Fixed Income
5 364 (3.28%) Equities
6 316 (2.85%) User Experience
7 308 (2.78%) Computer Science
8 299 (2.70%) Management Information System
9 295 (2.66%) Data Centre
10 241 (2.17%) Credit Risk
10 241 (2.17%) Market Risk
11 210 (1.89%) Hedge funds
12 188 (1.70%) Mathematics
13 184 (1.66%) Fintech
14 141 (1.27%) Data Structures
15 139 (1.25%) Mobile App
16 129 (1.16%) Visualisation
17 126 (1.14%) Blackberry
18 109 (0.98%) Equity Derivative
19 107 (0.97%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1152 (10.40%) Windows
2 844 (7.62%) Linux
3 703 (6.34%) Unix
4 329 (2.97%) Windows Server
5 255 (2.30%) Windows 7
6 188 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 176 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 168 (1.52%) Solaris
9 146 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 126 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 85 (0.77%) Apple iOS
12 81 (0.73%) Windows XP
13 62 (0.56%) Android
14 42 (0.38%) AIX
15 39 (0.35%) Windows 8
16 29 (0.26%) SUSE
17 24 (0.22%) Windows 10
18 22 (0.20%) zOS
19 16 (0.14%) Windows Vista
20 13 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1875 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
2 1351 (12.19%) Project Management
3 1072 (9.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 760 (6.86%) Migration
5 758 (6.84%) Business Intelligence
6 694 (6.26%) Business Analysis
7 615 (5.55%) ITIL
8 560 (5.05%) PRINCE2
9 557 (5.03%) Change Management
10 543 (4.90%) SDLC
11 541 (4.88%) Risk Management
12 525 (4.74%) Scrum
13 513 (4.63%) User Acceptance Testing
14 507 (4.57%) TDD
15 492 (4.44%) Analytics
16 412 (3.72%) Asset Management
17 406 (3.66%) Data Modelling
18 398 (3.59%) ETL
19 335 (3.02%) OO
20 333 (3.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1996 (18.01%) SQL
2 1290 (11.64%) Java
3 898 (8.10%) C#
4 798 (7.20%) JavaScript
5 474 (4.28%) Python
6 339 (3.06%) C++
7 275 (2.48%) T-SQL
8 269 (2.43%) VBA
9 249 (2.25%) Perl
10 238 (2.15%) PowerShell
11 204 (1.84%) Shell Script
12 195 (1.76%) Scala
13 160 (1.44%) C
14 158 (1.43%) PL/SQL
15 138 (1.25%) Bash Shell
16 122 (1.10%) Ruby
17 108 (0.97%) PHP
18 103 (0.93%) VB
19 75 (0.68%) R
20 60 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 841 (7.59%) Degree
2 211 (1.90%) Security Cleared
3 201 (1.81%) PMI Certification
4 149 (1.34%) ISEB
5 147 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
6 130 (1.17%) CISSP
7 127 (1.15%) PMP
8 116 (1.05%) CCNP
9 112 (1.01%) SC Cleared
10 101 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 100 (0.90%) ISTQB
12 80 (0.72%) CISM
13 78 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
14 68 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
15 64 (0.58%) CISA
16 53 (0.48%) PhD
17 51 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 47 (0.42%) DV Cleared
19 45 (0.41%) CCIE
19 45 (0.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 459 (4.14%) QA
2 181 (1.63%) Data Quality
3 171 (1.54%) MiFID
4 129 (1.16%) SLA
5 92 (0.83%) EMIR
6 88 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
7 75 (0.68%) PCI DSS
8 74 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 68 (0.61%) Solvency II
10 49 (0.44%) FATCA
11 46 (0.42%) COBIT
12 45 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 40 (0.36%) SEPA
14 30 (0.27%) Basel II
15 27 (0.24%) Basel III
16 22 (0.20%) CRD IV
17 15 (0.14%) COREP
18 14 (0.13%) UCITS
19 13 (0.12%) AIFMD
19 13 (0.12%) ISO20022
System Software
1 431 (3.89%) Active Directory
2 188 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (0.64%) XenApp
4 55 (0.50%) vSphere
5 53 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
6 52 (0.47%) Docker
7 46 (0.42%) Hyper-V
8 44 (0.40%) XenDesktop
9 38 (0.34%) VMware ESX
10 37 (0.33%) NFS
11 32 (0.29%) HDFS
11 32 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
12 29 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 21 (0.19%) Firmware
13 21 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
14 17 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 16 (0.14%) Terminal Services
16 12 (0.11%) vCloud
16 12 (0.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 11 (0.099%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 183 (1.65%) Puppet
2 136 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
3 125 (1.13%) SCCM
4 73 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
5 62 (0.56%) Control-M
6 61 (0.55%) SCOM
7 56 (0.51%) Ansible
8 46 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
9 39 (0.35%) Nagios
10 37 (0.33%) Data Guard
11 36 (0.32%) Tivoli
12 26 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 25 (0.23%) NetBackup
14 22 (0.20%) FortiGate
15 18 (0.16%) Kubernetes
16 17 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
17 16 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
18 14 (0.13%) BladeLogic
18 14 (0.13%) CFEngine
18 14 (0.13%) Mesos
Vendors
1 1121 (10.12%) Microsoft
1 1121 (10.12%) Oracle
2 484 (4.37%) SAP
3 342 (3.09%) VMware
4 316 (2.85%) Cisco
5 255 (2.30%) Citrix
6 233 (2.10%) IBM
7 226 (2.04%) HP
8 210 (1.89%) Sybase
9 171 (1.54%) Red Hat
10 144 (1.30%) Bloomberg
11 129 (1.16%) Informatica
12 126 (1.14%) Tableau
13 119 (1.07%) F5
14 117 (1.06%) Cognos
15 116 (1.05%) Adobe
16 104 (0.94%) Reuters
16 104 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
17 101 (0.91%) Murex
18 98 (0.88%) Splunk
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day 6 Month Contract
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £450 per day £450.00 Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Broster Buchanan
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Scot Lewis Associates
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day (DOE)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £525 per day + depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Plan-net
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Red10
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Energon People
Rate: £500 - £650 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Deloitte
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
24 Seven
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday