Period
to 4 April 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in Central London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 4 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
London > Central London
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1,288 2,620 2,847
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 24.66% 29.31% 30.94%
As % of the General category 54.67% 59.94% 58.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 851 1,929 2,234
Median daily rate £513 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £325 £350 £342
90th Percentile £695 £681 £713
London median daily rate £538 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +2.38% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 13 24
Median hourly rate £29.00 £18.70 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.08% -13.02% -6.52%
10th Percentile £16.60 £12.35 £12.83
90th Percentile £39.55 £31.79 £69.80
London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.76 £21.50
% change year-on-year +41.39% +15.14% -33.85%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,356 4,371 4,884
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 45.10% 48.90% 53.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,642 3,185 3,801
Median daily rate £510 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £325
90th Percentile £694 £675 £700
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +4.95% +0.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 38 61
Median hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £21.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.50% -5.77% +3.44%
10th Percentile £12.42 £13.26 £12.50
90th Percentile £38.75 £42.30 £48.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £23.38
% change year-on-year +30.00% +6.95% +1.63%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Central London

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Finance in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Finance in Central London

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Finance in Central London over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Finance in Central London

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Finance in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Finance in Central London

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Finance in Central London over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Finance in Central London

Finance
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Central London region over the 6 months to 4 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -2 1,001 £525 - 425
City of Westminster +6 28 £563 +15.38% 1
West End of London -6 15 £560 +24.33% 3
Southwark -1 12 £500 -4.76%
Camden - 1 - - 1
Finance
London

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Finance.

1 350 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (18.09%) Banking
2 233 (18.09%) SQL
3 185 (14.36%) Java
4 168 (13.04%) Azure
5 150 (11.65%) Python
6 143 (11.10%) Analytical Skills
7 142 (11.02%) C#
8 140 (10.87%) Microsoft
9 130 (10.09%) JavaScript
9 130 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
10 120 (9.32%) Windows
11 114 (8.85%) .NET
12 110 (8.54%) SQL Server
12 110 (8.54%) CSS
12 110 (8.54%) Business Intelligence
13 107 (8.31%) Analytics
14 104 (8.07%) AWS
15 103 (8.00%) Oracle
16 102 (7.92%) DevOps
17 101 (7.84%) Test Automation
18 95 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
19 91 (7.07%) React
20 90 (6.99%) Migration
21 88 (6.83%) HTML
21 88 (6.83%) User Experience
22 87 (6.75%) Project Management
23 81 (6.29%) Scrum
24 80 (6.21%) Microservices
24 80 (6.21%) AngularJS

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 33 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.86%) Confluence
3 22 (1.71%) Apache Spark
4 14 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (0.78%) IIS
6 9 (0.70%) CMS
7 8 (0.62%) Anypoint
7 8 (0.62%) Apache
7 8 (0.62%) MS Exchange
8 7 (0.54%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.47%) SAS
10 5 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (0.39%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.39%) WordPress
11 4 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.31%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.23%) Mule
12 3 (0.23%) NetWeaver
12 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 74 (5.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 51 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.93%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (0.70%) InVision
7 8 (0.62%) Sketch
8 7 (0.54%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.31%) InDesign
10 3 (0.23%) Zeplin
11 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.16%) Figma
11 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
12 1 (0.078%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.078%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.078%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.078%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 16 (1.24%) SAP S/4HANA
2 11 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.70%) Misys Midas
3 9 (0.70%) NetSuite
3 9 (0.70%) SAP BPC
4 8 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
4 8 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.47%) Oracle Assets
6 6 (0.47%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
7 5 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.31%) HFM
8 4 (0.31%) Infor SunSystems
8 4 (0.31%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.31%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 168 (13.04%) Azure
2 104 (8.07%) AWS
3 55 (4.27%) Office 365
4 50 (3.88%) GCP
5 32 (2.48%) Power Platform
6 20 (1.55%) SaaS
7 15 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
7 15 (1.16%) Heroku
8 11 (0.85%) PaaS
9 10 (0.78%) Serverless
10 8 (0.62%) IaaS
10 8 (0.62%) PowerApps
11 7 (0.54%) Azure Data Factory
11 7 (0.54%) OpenShift
11 7 (0.54%) Slack
11 7 (0.54%) Trello
12 6 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.47%) GitHub
12 6 (0.47%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.39%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.95%) Firewall
2 17 (1.32%) DNS
2 17 (1.32%) WAN
3 15 (1.16%) LAN
4 13 (1.01%) DHCP
4 13 (1.01%) TCP/IP
4 13 (1.01%) VPN
5 11 (0.85%) Network Security
6 10 (0.78%) Skype
7 9 (0.70%) Internet
7 9 (0.70%) MPLS
7 9 (0.70%) SAN
8 8 (0.62%) VoIP
9 6 (0.47%) HTTPS
9 6 (0.47%) NAS
9 6 (0.47%) Unified Communications
9 6 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.39%) SSL
11 4 (0.31%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (0.31%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 69 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
3 39 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 38 (2.95%) NoSQL
5 31 (2.41%) Big Data
5 31 (2.41%) Power BI
5 31 (2.41%) Relational Database
6 20 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (1.32%) Oracle Database
8 16 (1.24%) Hadoop
9 14 (1.09%) OLAP
10 13 (1.01%) MySQL
10 13 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (0.93%) MongoDB
12 11 (0.85%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 11 (0.85%) Data Lake
12 11 (0.85%) Data Mining
12 11 (0.85%) QlikView
12 11 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
13 10 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 55 (4.27%) JIRA
2 34 (2.64%) Jenkins
3 27 (2.10%) Git (software)
4 19 (1.48%) webpack
5 15 (1.16%) Cucumber
5 15 (1.16%) Selenium
6 14 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
7 13 (1.01%) TeamCity
7 13 (1.01%) Visual Studio
8 11 (0.85%) SpecFlow
8 11 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.47%) JUnit
10 5 (0.39%) Axure RP
10 5 (0.39%) Postman
11 4 (0.31%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.31%) Maven
11 4 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.31%) Protractor
11 4 (0.31%) Travis CI
11 4 (0.31%) WebDriver
General
1 233 (18.09%) Banking
2 71 (5.51%) Front Office
3 53 (4.11%) Marketing
4 47 (3.65%) Financial Institution
5 35 (2.72%) Public Sector
6 34 (2.64%) Legal
7 28 (2.17%) Telecoms
8 27 (2.10%) Back Office
9 22 (1.71%) Investment Banking
9 22 (1.71%) Manufacturing
10 20 (1.55%) Retail
11 18 (1.40%) Electronics
12 17 (1.32%) Law
13 15 (1.16%) General Ledger
14 14 (1.09%) Advertising
15 11 (0.85%) Publishing
16 10 (0.78%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.47%) Billing
17 6 (0.47%) French Language
18 4 (0.31%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 388 (30.12%) Developer
2 206 (15.99%) Analyst
3 85 (6.60%) Business Analyst
4 83 (6.44%) Project Manager
5 74 (5.75%) Architect
6 67 (5.20%) Java Developer
7 65 (5.05%) C# Developer
8 60 (4.66%) Senior Developer
9 56 (4.35%) Consultant
10 53 (4.11%) React Developer
11 41 (3.18%) Designer
12 37 (2.87%) Digital Developer
13 36 (2.80%) DevOps Engineer
14 35 (2.72%) Python Developer
15 32 (2.48%) .NET Developer
15 32 (2.48%) Data Analyst
16 31 (2.41%) SQL Developer
17 30 (2.33%) Full Stack Developer
17 30 (2.33%) UX Designer
18 25 (1.94%) Senior React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (8.85%) .NET
2 110 (8.54%) CSS
3 91 (7.07%) React
4 88 (6.83%) HTML
5 80 (6.21%) AngularJS
6 56 (4.35%) Node.js
7 35 (2.72%) Spring
8 34 (2.64%) GraphQL
8 34 (2.64%) REST
9 33 (2.56%) ASP.NET
10 32 (2.48%) Web Services
10 32 (2.48%) XML
11 27 (2.10%) RESTful
12 26 (2.02%) Redux
13 22 (1.71%) FIX Protocol
14 19 (1.48%) Kafka
15 18 (1.40%) Spring Boot
16 17 (1.32%) Jest
17 16 (1.24%) HTML5
18 15 (1.16%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 143 (11.10%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (6.83%) User Experience
3 59 (4.58%) Greenfield Project
4 36 (2.80%) Data Structures
5 30 (2.33%) Algorithms
5 30 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
6 28 (2.17%) Fixed Income
7 27 (2.10%) Derivative
8 26 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
9 25 (1.94%) Data Centre
9 25 (1.94%) Mobile App
10 21 (1.63%) Equities
10 21 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 20 (1.55%) Hedge funds
11 20 (1.55%) Management Information System
12 18 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
13 14 (1.09%) Market Risk
14 13 (1.01%) Credit Risk
14 13 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
15 10 (0.78%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 120 (9.32%) Windows
2 60 (4.66%) Linux
3 47 (3.65%) Windows 10
4 34 (2.64%) Unix
5 28 (2.17%) Windows Server
6 25 (1.94%) Windows 7
7 23 (1.79%) Android
8 16 (1.24%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.70%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.31%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.23%) Debian
11 3 (0.23%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.23%) Solaris
11 3 (0.23%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.078%) CentOS
12 1 (0.078%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
3 110 (8.54%) Business Intelligence
4 107 (8.31%) Analytics
5 102 (7.92%) DevOps
6 101 (7.84%) Test Automation
7 95 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 90 (6.99%) Migration
9 87 (6.75%) Project Management
10 81 (6.29%) Scrum
11 80 (6.21%) Microservices
12 67 (5.20%) SDLC
13 65 (5.05%) Computer Science
14 63 (4.89%) Fintech
14 63 (4.89%) OO
15 61 (4.74%) Business Analysis
16 57 (4.43%) Software Engineering
17 56 (4.35%) Visualisation
18 53 (4.11%) Data Modelling
18 53 (4.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 233 (18.09%) SQL
2 185 (14.36%) Java
3 150 (11.65%) Python
4 142 (11.02%) C#
5 130 (10.09%) JavaScript
6 62 (4.81%) TypeScript
7 48 (3.73%) PowerShell
8 31 (2.41%) C++
9 28 (2.17%) VBA
10 25 (1.94%) C
11 19 (1.48%) ES6
12 18 (1.40%) Scala
13 17 (1.32%) Bash Shell
13 17 (1.32%) PL/SQL
13 17 (1.32%) T-SQL
14 16 (1.24%) Go
15 15 (1.16%) VB.NET
16 13 (1.01%) Java 8
17 11 (0.85%) PHP
17 11 (0.85%) R
Qualifications
1 63 (4.89%) Degree
2 23 (1.79%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.24%) SC Cleared
4 11 (0.85%) ACCA
4 11 (0.85%) CISSP
4 11 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (0.62%) CIMA
6 8 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (0.62%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.54%) ISEB
8 6 (0.47%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.39%) CCNP
9 5 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.39%) MCSE
9 5 (0.39%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.39%) PMP
10 4 (0.31%) CCNA
10 4 (0.31%) MCSA
10 4 (0.31%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.50%) QA
2 26 (2.02%) GDPR
3 23 (1.79%) PMO
4 21 (1.63%) Solvency II
5 20 (1.55%) IFRS
6 14 (1.09%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.93%) SLA
8 9 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.47%) PSD2
10 4 (0.31%) Basel III
10 4 (0.31%) EMIR
10 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.31%) NIST
10 4 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.23%) COBIT
11 3 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.23%) MiFID
11 3 (0.23%) WCAG
12 2 (0.16%) COREP
12 2 (0.16%) FINREP
System Software
1 59 (4.58%) Active Directory
2 51 (3.96%) Docker
3 17 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.62%) XenDesktop
5 6 (0.47%) vSphere
5 6 (0.47%) XenApp
6 5 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.31%) HDFS
7 4 (0.31%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.16%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 2 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (0.16%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.078%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.078%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.078%) Xen
9 1 (0.078%) zsh
Systems Management
1 70 (5.43%) Kubernetes
2 50 (3.88%) Terraform
3 35 (2.72%) Ansible
4 28 (2.17%) SCCM
5 8 (0.62%) Puppet
6 7 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (0.47%) AirWatch
7 6 (0.47%) Prometheus
8 5 (0.39%) Data Guard
8 5 (0.39%) Grafana
8 5 (0.39%) Kibana
8 5 (0.39%) SCOM
9 4 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
9 4 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.23%) Control-M
10 3 (0.23%) Graphite
10 3 (0.23%) logstash
Vendors
1 140 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 103 (8.00%) Oracle
3 65 (5.05%) SAP
4 35 (2.72%) Citrix
5 34 (2.64%) Cisco
6 33 (2.56%) VMware
7 31 (2.41%) Google
8 22 (1.71%) Adobe
9 18 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
9 18 (1.40%) Splunk
10 15 (1.16%) Cognos
10 15 (1.16%) MuleSoft
11 14 (1.09%) Informatica
11 14 (1.09%) Tableau
12 12 (0.93%) Sybase
13 11 (0.85%) IBM
13 11 (0.85%) ServiceNow
14 10 (0.78%) Bloomberg
14 10 (0.78%) Hyperion
15 9 (0.70%) Red Hat