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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 5222 6186 7268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.49% 25.51% 27.56%
As % of the General category 50.02% 49.80% 53.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3540 4261 4896
Average daily rate
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£475 £465 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% +3.33%
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 £398 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.58% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 87 85
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.88 £14.30 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.09 £43.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -20.00%
General Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
10439 12422 13610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.95% 51.22% 51.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7274 8727 9252
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 £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 192 212
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 23 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 23 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 23 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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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 1611 £475 +2.15% 798
Canary Wharf 0 72 £450 +5.88%
Docklands, London 0 43 £550 +4.76% 2
Croydon 0 16 £335 +3.07% 11
Bromley -1 16 £325 -27.77% 9
Uxbridge +3 15 £400 - 1
Greenford - 14 - -
Brentford -4 9 £438 +9.37% 1
Kingston Upon Thames +1 7 £403 +0.62% 11
Paddington 0 6 £400 -11.11%
Mayfair - 2 £475 -
Hounslow +9 1 - - 5
Surbiton 0 1 £500 +17.64%
Wimbledon -1 1 - - 2
Chiswick -3 1 - - 1
Romford -3 1 - - 3
West Drayton - 1 £160 -
Twickenham - 1 - -
Wembley - - - - 3
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Ealing - - - - 3
Ruislip - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Thornton Heath - - - -
Mitcham - - - -
Northwood - - - - 1
Orpington - - - - 1
Beckenham - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Harrow - - - - 4
Hayes - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Enfield - - - - 2
Finance
England

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 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 3329 (30.78%) Banking
2 1871 (17.30%) SQL
3 1511 (13.97%) Oracle
4 1495 (13.82%) Project Management
5 1318 (12.18%) Investment Banking
6 1073 (9.92%) Microsoft
7 1064 (9.84%) Windows
8 1047 (9.68%) Java
9 1000 (9.24%) SQL Server
10 958 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 846 (7.82%) Agile Software Development
12 832 (7.69%) Degree
13 794 (7.34%) .NET
14 788 (7.28%) C#
15 777 (7.18%) MS Excel
16 736 (6.80%) UNIX
17 735 (6.79%) Linux
18 714 (6.60%) Financial Institution
19 713 (6.59%) PRINCE2
20 709 (6.55%) Business Analysis
21 684 (6.32%) Front Office
22 637 (5.89%) Migration
23 623 (5.76%) Retail
24 617 (5.70%) ITIL
25 609 (5.63%) SAP
26 584 (5.40%) Business Intelligence
27 574 (5.31%) Risk Management
28 566 (5.23%) HTML
29 563 (5.20%) JavaScript
30 550 (5.08%) MS Office

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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
1 474 (4.38%) SharePoint
2 186 (1.72%) WebSphere
3 150 (1.39%) MS Exchange
4 146 (1.35%) SAS
5 139 (1.29%) WebLogic
6 134 (1.24%) CMS
7 112 (1.04%) Apache
8 101 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
9 84 (0.78%) IIS
9 84 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
10 82 (0.76%) Lync
11 78 (0.72%) Tomcat
12 70 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 58 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
14 53 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
14 53 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
15 47 (0.43%) IBM Notes
16 41 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
17 40 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
18 37 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 777 (7.18%) MS Excel
2 550 (5.08%) MS Office
3 347 (3.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 275 (2.54%) MS Project
5 192 (1.77%) MS Visio
6 84 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
7 75 (0.69%) Photoshop
8 34 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
9 15 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
10 10 (0.092%) Adobe Captivate
10 10 (0.092%) RoboHelp
11 9 (0.083%) PowerPivot
12 8 (0.074%) InfoPath
12 8 (0.074%) InDesign
13 7 (0.065%) Fireworks
13 7 (0.065%) SPSS
14 6 (0.055%) Adobe After Effects
14 6 (0.055%) Mathematica
15 4 (0.037%) Stata
16 3 (0.028%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 180 (1.66%) Oracle EBS
2 119 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
3 104 (0.96%) SAP FI
4 100 (0.92%) SAP CO
5 95 (0.88%) Oracle Financials
6 93 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
7 79 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 77 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
9 75 (0.69%) Markit EDM
10 67 (0.62%) Cognos TM1
11 61 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
12 53 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
13 52 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
14 51 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
14 51 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
15 40 (0.37%) Agresso
16 39 (0.36%) SAP BPC
17 38 (0.35%) HFM
18 35 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
19 34 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 63 (0.58%) SaaS
2 45 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
4 27 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (0.15%) GitHub
6 15 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
7 13 (0.12%) Office 365
8 12 (0.11%) Force.com
9 10 (0.092%) Taleo
10 8 (0.074%) IaaS
11 7 (0.065%) PaaS
11 7 (0.065%) SuccessFactors
12 6 (0.055%) Google Apps
13 4 (0.037%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.018%) Heroku
14 2 (0.018%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.018%) Responsys
15 1 (0.009%) IBM SmartCloud
15 1 (0.009%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.009%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 274 (2.53%) Firewall
2 177 (1.64%) SAN
3 174 (1.61%) Internet
4 151 (1.40%) TCP/IP
5 150 (1.39%) WAN
6 138 (1.28%) DNS
7 134 (1.24%) LAN
8 121 (1.12%) Intranet
9 117 (1.08%) VPN
10 81 (0.75%) HTTP
11 78 (0.72%) Network Security
12 75 (0.69%) Multicast
12 75 (0.69%) VoIP
13 62 (0.57%) LDAP
14 60 (0.55%) FTP
14 60 (0.55%) NAS
15 58 (0.54%) MPLS
16 54 (0.50%) BGP
17 48 (0.44%) Wireless
17 48 (0.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1000 (9.24%) SQL Server
2 469 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
3 391 (3.61%) Oracle Database
4 306 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 298 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 259 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 258 (2.39%) Relational Database
8 183 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
9 161 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 134 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
11 130 (1.20%) QlikView
12 127 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
13 119 (1.10%) RDBMS
14 103 (0.95%) Data Mining
15 102 (0.94%) MySQL
16 96 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
17 95 (0.88%) Big Data
18 80 (0.74%) MS Access
19 78 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
20 70 (0.65%) DB2
Development Applications
1 189 (1.75%) JIRA
2 175 (1.62%) Selenium
3 152 (1.41%) Subversion
4 143 (1.32%) Maven
5 123 (1.14%) Visual Studio
6 107 (0.99%) JUnit
7 102 (0.94%) Git (software)
8 101 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 96 (0.89%) Jenkins
10 86 (0.80%) Cucumber
11 76 (0.70%) FitNesse
12 75 (0.69%) TeamCity
13 68 (0.63%) Ant
14 59 (0.55%) Eclipse
15 58 (0.54%) NUnit
16 50 (0.46%) QuickTest Pro
17 44 (0.41%) LoadRunner
18 40 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
19 38 (0.35%) WebDriver
20 36 (0.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 3329 (30.78%) Banking
2 1318 (12.18%) Investment Banking
3 714 (6.60%) Financial Institution
4 684 (6.32%) Front Office
5 623 (5.76%) Retail
6 350 (3.24%) Legal
7 336 (3.11%) Telecoms
8 301 (2.78%) Back Office
9 299 (2.76%) Marketing
10 199 (1.84%) Retail Banking
11 178 (1.65%) Manufacturing
12 145 (1.34%) Advertising
13 126 (1.16%) Law
14 108 (1.00%) General Ledger
15 103 (0.95%) Billing
15 103 (0.95%) Publishing
16 75 (0.69%) German Language
17 68 (0.63%) Games
18 52 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
19 50 (0.46%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2680 (24.78%) Analyst
2 2122 (19.62%) Developer
3 1287 (11.90%) Project Manager
4 1273 (11.77%) Business Analyst
5 726 (6.71%) Consultant
6 555 (5.13%) Architect
7 348 (3.22%) Java Developer
8 275 (2.54%) Support Analyst
9 270 (2.50%) C# Developer
10 264 (2.44%) Programme Manager
11 222 (2.05%) Data Analyst
12 209 (1.93%) Senior Developer
13 202 (1.87%) Administrator
14 198 (1.83%) Test Analyst
15 186 (1.72%) .NET Developer
16 185 (1.71%) Senior Analyst
17 182 (1.68%) Business Manager
18 178 (1.65%) Solutions Architect
19 174 (1.61%) Senior Manager
20 163 (1.51%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 794 (7.34%) .NET
2 566 (5.23%) HTML
3 390 (3.61%) XML
4 382 (3.53%) CSS
5 363 (3.36%) Web Services
6 295 (2.73%) ASP.NET
7 278 (2.57%) HTML5
8 261 (2.41%) jQuery
9 242 (2.24%) Spring
10 198 (1.83%) Middleware
11 180 (1.66%) WPF
12 173 (1.60%) J2EE
13 160 (1.48%) CSS3
14 142 (1.31%) WCF
14 142 (1.31%) Ajax
15 131 (1.21%) Hibernate
15 131 (1.21%) JMS
15 131 (1.21%) AngularJS
16 114 (1.05%) .NET Framework
17 109 (1.01%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 474 (4.38%) Derivative
2 369 (3.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 327 (3.02%) Fixed Income
4 300 (2.77%) Hedge funds
5 291 (2.69%) Management Information System
6 255 (2.36%) Computer Science
7 253 (2.34%) Credit Risk
8 242 (2.24%) Equities
9 165 (1.53%) Blackberry
10 157 (1.45%) Market Risk
11 147 (1.36%) Mathematics
12 120 (1.11%) PMI
13 114 (1.05%) Clustering
14 105 (0.97%) Open Source
15 100 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
16 97 (0.90%) Mobile App
17 93 (0.86%) Data Integration
18 84 (0.78%) Statistics
19 82 (0.76%) Client/Server
20 76 (0.70%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1064 (9.84%) Windows
2 736 (6.80%) UNIX
3 735 (6.79%) Linux
4 328 (3.03%) Windows 7
5 225 (2.08%) Solaris
6 176 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 146 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 130 (1.20%) Windows XP
9 114 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 107 (0.99%) Apple iOS
11 92 (0.85%) Android
12 49 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
13 33 (0.31%) AIX
14 27 (0.25%) zOS
14 27 (0.25%) Windows 8
15 21 (0.19%) CentOS
15 21 (0.19%) Mac OS X
15 21 (0.19%) SELinux
16 17 (0.16%) HPUX
17 16 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1495 (13.82%) Project Management
2 958 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 846 (7.82%) Agile Software Development
4 713 (6.59%) PRINCE2
5 709 (6.55%) Business Analysis
6 637 (5.89%) Migration
7 617 (5.70%) ITIL
8 584 (5.40%) Business Intelligence
9 574 (5.31%) Risk Management
10 511 (4.72%) User Acceptance Testing
11 505 (4.67%) Change Management
12 455 (4.21%) TDD
13 452 (4.18%) Asset Management
14 438 (4.05%) Scrum
15 414 (3.83%) Analytics
16 409 (3.78%) Data Modelling
17 353 (3.26%) OO
18 338 (3.12%) ETL
19 334 (3.09%) Programme Management
20 332 (3.07%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1871 (17.30%) SQL
2 1047 (9.68%) Java
3 788 (7.28%) C#
4 563 (5.20%) JavaScript
5 322 (2.98%) C++
6 270 (2.50%) PL/SQL
6 270 (2.50%) Python
7 269 (2.49%) VBA
8 254 (2.35%) Perl
9 199 (1.84%) T-SQL
10 183 (1.69%) Shell Script
11 162 (1.50%) C
12 145 (1.34%) PowerShell
13 142 (1.31%) Ruby
14 140 (1.29%) Bash Shell
15 82 (0.76%) VB
16 80 (0.74%) PHP
17 75 (0.69%) Scala
18 57 (0.53%) VB.NET
19 49 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 832 (7.69%) Degree
2 205 (1.90%) PMI Certification
3 177 (1.64%) Security Cleared
4 162 (1.50%) ISEB
5 134 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
6 120 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 119 (1.10%) PMP
8 118 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
9 115 (1.06%) CISSP
10 106 (0.98%) SC Cleared
11 102 (0.94%) CCNP
12 101 (0.93%) ISTQB
13 99 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
14 62 (0.57%) CIMA
15 58 (0.54%) CISA
15 58 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 55 (0.51%) CISM
16 55 (0.51%) MCSE
17 53 (0.49%) ACCA
18 47 (0.43%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 447 (4.13%) QA
2 133 (1.23%) SLA
3 89 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 86 (0.80%) Data Quality
5 83 (0.77%) EMIR
6 80 (0.74%) Dodd-Frank
7 57 (0.53%) Basel III
8 49 (0.45%) ISO 9001
9 41 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 31 (0.29%) COBIT
11 30 (0.28%) FATCA
12 27 (0.25%) PCI DSS
13 23 (0.21%) COREP
14 21 (0.19%) MiFID
15 20 (0.18%) Solvency II
16 19 (0.18%) AIFMD
16 19 (0.18%) CRD IV
16 19 (0.18%) Basel II
17 14 (0.13%) FINREP
18 12 (0.11%) WAI
System Software
1 414 (3.83%) Active Directory
2 195 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (1.07%) Oracle RAC
4 94 (0.87%) XenApp
5 59 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
6 42 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
7 40 (0.37%) VMware ESX
8 38 (0.35%) vSphere
9 28 (0.26%) XenDesktop
10 26 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 26 (0.24%) Hyper-V
11 24 (0.22%) vCloud
12 22 (0.20%) NFS
13 18 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
14 15 (0.14%) ACF2
15 13 (0.12%) RACF
16 12 (0.11%) Xen
17 11 (0.10%) XenServer
18 10 (0.092%) Veritas Volume Manager
19 8 (0.074%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 114 (1.05%) Puppet
2 108 (1.00%) SCCM
3 90 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
4 83 (0.77%) Control-M
5 71 (0.66%) NetBackup
6 68 (0.63%) Tivoli
7 51 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
8 50 (0.46%) Data Guard
9 46 (0.43%) Nagios
10 42 (0.39%) SCOM
11 36 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 28 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
13 26 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Management
14 25 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
15 21 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
16 19 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
16 19 (0.18%) OpenView
17 18 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
18 17 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 17 (0.16%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1511 (13.97%) Oracle
2 1073 (9.92%) Microsoft
3 609 (5.63%) SAP
4 322 (2.98%) Citrix
5 306 (2.83%) Cisco
6 298 (2.75%) VMware
7 278 (2.57%) IBM
8 272 (2.51%) HP
9 198 (1.83%) Sybase
10 181 (1.67%) Business Objects
10 181 (1.67%) Cognos
11 170 (1.57%) Red Hat
12 133 (1.23%) Bloomberg
13 114 (1.05%) Reuters
14 106 (0.98%) Hyperion
15 105 (0.97%) Informatica
16 104 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
16 104 (0.96%) Juniper
17 102 (0.94%) CheckPoint
18 98 (0.91%) NetApp
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