Period
to 24 September 2019

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 24 September 2019 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
24 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 2,227 2,749 2,500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 27.88% 30.46% 31.61%
As % of the General category 60.06% 59.63% 57.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,675 2,055 2,003
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £363 £350 £325
90th Percentile £698 £688 £675
London median daily rate £538 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +2.38% - +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 39 16
Central London median hourly rate £19.47 £18.70 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.09% +8.41% -17.86%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.00 £12.35
90th Percentile £23.96 £25.50 £44.38
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +10.53% -17.39% +2.79%

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 3,708 4,610 4,317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 46.41% 51.09% 54.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,785 3,459 3,378
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £688 £688 £688
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 75 49
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +1.60% -6.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.09 £12.80
90th Percentile £44.75 £35.75 £36.09
London median hourly rate £22.00 £22.93 £21.95
% change year-on-year -4.06% +4.46% +9.75%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Central London

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in Central London

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Central London over the 6 months to 24 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in Central London

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Central London

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Central London over the 6 months to 24 September 2019.

Contractor 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 24 September 2019. 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 +1 1,902 £525 - 607
Southwark +3 93 £525 -4.55%
West End of London -1 46 £488 -7.14% 1
City of Westminster -17 17 £613 +36.11% 2
Camden +4 4 £300 +9.09% 1
Finance
London

For the 6 months to 24 September 2019, 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.

1 626 (28.11%) Agile Software Development
2 456 (20.48%) Banking
3 342 (15.36%) SQL
4 316 (14.19%) Java
4 316 (14.19%) Microsoft
5 310 (13.92%) Windows
6 289 (12.98%) Azure
7 268 (12.03%) Python
8 246 (11.05%) AWS
9 232 (10.42%) SQL Server
10 230 (10.33%) DevOps
11 209 (9.38%) C#
11 209 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 197 (8.85%) JavaScript
13 195 (8.76%) .NET
14 184 (8.26%) Microservices
15 181 (8.13%) Migration
16 174 (7.81%) TDD
17 171 (7.68%) Project Management
18 157 (7.05%) AngularJS
19 148 (6.65%) Docker
20 147 (6.60%) Windows 10
20 147 (6.60%) Big Data
20 147 (6.60%) Degree
21 146 (6.56%) Linux
22 141 (6.33%) Active Directory
23 138 (6.20%) Problem-Solving
24 137 (6.15%) Front Office
25 135 (6.06%) Office 365
25 135 (6.06%) Analytics

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
1 116 (5.21%) Apache Spark
2 60 (2.69%) Confluence
3 46 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
4 43 (1.93%) Apache
5 42 (1.89%) SharePoint
6 28 (1.26%) MS Exchange
6 28 (1.26%) Skype for Business
7 25 (1.12%) Apache Airflow
8 23 (1.03%) IIS
9 13 (0.58%) SAS
10 12 (0.54%) JBoss
11 11 (0.49%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 10 (0.45%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.40%) CMS
13 9 (0.40%) Jetty
14 7 (0.31%) IBM Domino
14 7 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.27%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.27%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 112 (5.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 90 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
3 46 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (1.44%) MS Visio
5 30 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
6 24 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.63%) Sketch
8 9 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.36%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.31%) InVision
11 4 (0.18%) Chatbot
12 3 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
13 2 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.090%) Snagit
14 1 (0.045%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.045%) Camtasia
14 1 (0.045%) Marvel
14 1 (0.045%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 43 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
4 14 (0.63%) Elite 3E
5 12 (0.54%) Actimize
5 12 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
5 12 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
5 12 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
6 11 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
7 10 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
7 10 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
7 10 (0.45%) Oracle iProcurement
7 10 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 9 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
8 9 (0.40%) Oracle FAH
8 9 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 8 (0.36%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 7 (0.31%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 6 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
11 6 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 289 (12.98%) Azure
2 246 (11.05%) AWS
3 135 (6.06%) Office 365
4 67 (3.01%) Power Platform
5 55 (2.47%) Serverless
6 53 (2.38%) GCP
7 44 (1.98%) AWS Lambda
8 35 (1.57%) Amazon S3
9 32 (1.44%) OpenShift
10 27 (1.21%) PaaS
11 23 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
11 23 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
11 23 (1.03%) GitHub
12 22 (0.99%) IaaS
12 22 (0.99%) SaaS
13 18 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
13 18 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
14 15 (0.67%) Amazon ECS
15 13 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 12 (0.54%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 67 (3.01%) Firewall
2 52 (2.33%) DNS
3 35 (1.57%) Skype
3 35 (1.57%) WAN
4 32 (1.44%) DHCP
5 30 (1.35%) LAN
6 25 (1.12%) Internet
7 23 (1.03%) TCP/IP
7 23 (1.03%) VPN
8 22 (0.99%) Network Security
9 16 (0.72%) SAN
10 12 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
10 12 (0.54%) Wireless
11 11 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (0.45%) BGP
12 10 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (0.45%) MPLS
13 9 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (0.40%) Intranet
13 9 (0.40%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 147 (6.60%) Big Data
3 133 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
4 94 (4.22%) Hadoop
5 67 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 67 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 66 (2.96%) Power BI
7 60 (2.69%) NoSQL
8 56 (2.51%) Apache Hive
9 42 (1.89%) Data Lake
10 41 (1.84%) MySQL
11 39 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 31 (1.39%) Redis
13 28 (1.26%) OLAP
14 27 (1.21%) Star Schema
15 26 (1.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 26 (1.17%) OLAP Cube
15 26 (1.17%) Relational Database
16 24 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
17 23 (1.03%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 123 (5.52%) JIRA
2 78 (3.50%) Git (software)
3 63 (2.83%) Jenkins
4 33 (1.48%) Visual Studio
5 29 (1.30%) TeamCity
6 23 (1.03%) Selenium
7 19 (0.85%) Cucumber
8 17 (0.76%) MSI
9 15 (0.67%) JUnit
9 15 (0.67%) Maven
9 15 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 14 (0.63%) Subversion
11 13 (0.58%) NUnit
12 12 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
12 12 (0.54%) SpecFlow
12 12 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
13 10 (0.45%) Eclipse
13 10 (0.45%) webpack
14 9 (0.40%) RStudio
General
1 456 (20.48%) Banking
2 137 (6.15%) Front Office
3 101 (4.54%) Financial Institution
4 97 (4.36%) Investment Banking
5 59 (2.65%) Public Sector
6 58 (2.60%) Marketing
7 54 (2.42%) Retail
8 52 (2.33%) Advertising
9 50 (2.25%) Back Office
10 44 (1.98%) Legal
11 40 (1.80%) Telecoms
12 33 (1.48%) Retail Banking
13 30 (1.35%) Manufacturing
14 27 (1.21%) Electronics
15 26 (1.17%) Law
16 12 (0.54%) Games
17 11 (0.49%) International Banking
18 10 (0.45%) Publishing
19 8 (0.36%) Billing
19 8 (0.36%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 576 (25.86%) Developer
2 354 (15.90%) Analyst
3 162 (7.27%) Project Manager
4 158 (7.09%) Business Analyst
5 144 (6.47%) Java Developer
6 120 (5.39%) Consultant
7 110 (4.94%) Architect
8 87 (3.91%) Data Engineer
9 80 (3.59%) Full Stack Developer
10 65 (2.92%) React Developer
11 63 (2.83%) .NET Developer
12 62 (2.78%) C# Developer
13 58 (2.60%) Senior Developer
14 55 (2.47%) Python Developer
15 51 (2.29%) SQL Developer
16 48 (2.16%) DevOps Engineer
17 46 (2.07%) Big Data Engineer
18 44 (1.98%) Support Analyst
19 39 (1.75%) Financial Analyst
19 39 (1.75%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (8.76%) .NET
2 157 (7.05%) AngularJS
3 120 (5.39%) Node.js
4 118 (5.30%) React
5 100 (4.49%) Kafka
6 89 (4.00%) Spring
7 88 (3.95%) HTML
8 76 (3.41%) Web Services
9 73 (3.28%) CSS
10 59 (2.65%) Redux
11 56 (2.51%) XML
12 54 (2.42%) ASP.NET
13 47 (2.11%) .NET Framework
14 46 (2.07%) Middleware
15 44 (1.98%) RESTful
15 44 (1.98%) Spring Boot
16 41 (1.84%) PySpark
17 37 (1.66%) HTML5
17 37 (1.66%) REST
18 34 (1.53%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 134 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (4.76%) User Experience
3 94 (4.22%) Greenfield Project
4 63 (2.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 60 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
6 56 (2.51%) Hedge funds
7 54 (2.42%) Management Information System
8 48 (2.16%) Data Centre
9 47 (2.11%) Equities
10 45 (2.02%) Fixed Income
11 39 (1.75%) Virtual Team
12 30 (1.35%) Derivative
12 30 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
13 26 (1.17%) Tandem
14 23 (1.03%) Data Structures
15 21 (0.94%) Blackberry
16 20 (0.90%) Algorithms
16 20 (0.90%) Market Risk
17 19 (0.85%) SWIFT
18 18 (0.81%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 310 (13.92%) Windows
2 147 (6.60%) Windows 10
3 146 (6.56%) Linux
4 91 (4.09%) Unix
5 77 (3.46%) Windows Server
6 74 (3.32%) Windows 7
7 30 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (0.90%) Android
8 20 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (0.63%) Apple iOS
11 10 (0.45%) Solaris
12 6 (0.27%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.22%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.18%) CentOS
14 4 (0.18%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.090%) Debian
16 1 (0.045%) Fedora
16 1 (0.045%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 626 (28.11%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (10.33%) DevOps
3 209 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 184 (8.26%) Microservices
5 181 (8.13%) Migration
6 174 (7.81%) TDD
7 171 (7.68%) Project Management
8 138 (6.20%) Problem-Solving
9 135 (6.06%) Analytics
10 133 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
11 131 (5.88%) Scrum
12 127 (5.70%) Data Modelling
13 122 (5.48%) Fintech
14 118 (5.30%) ITIL
15 112 (5.03%) Asset Management
16 111 (4.98%) SDLC
17 101 (4.54%) Data Science
18 97 (4.36%) Project Delivery
19 92 (4.13%) Test Automation
20 88 (3.95%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 342 (15.36%) SQL
2 316 (14.19%) Java
3 268 (12.03%) Python
4 209 (9.38%) C#
5 197 (8.85%) JavaScript
6 104 (4.67%) PowerShell
7 70 (3.14%) TypeScript
8 49 (2.20%) T-SQL
9 42 (1.89%) VBA
10 37 (1.66%) ES6
11 36 (1.62%) Scala
12 35 (1.57%) C++
13 33 (1.48%) Java 8
14 32 (1.44%) R
15 29 (1.30%) Bash Shell
16 28 (1.26%) Ruby
17 24 (1.08%) Perl
18 19 (0.85%) Go
18 19 (0.85%) Kotlin
19 14 (0.63%) C
Qualifications
1 147 (6.60%) Degree
2 56 (2.51%) Security Cleared
3 48 (2.16%) SC Cleared
4 31 (1.39%) CISSP
4 31 (1.39%) PMP
5 30 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (1.30%) PMI Certification
7 20 (0.90%) CISM
8 17 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (0.54%) CCNP
10 12 (0.54%) CISA
10 12 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (0.54%) ISEB
10 12 (0.54%) ISTQB
10 12 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
11 11 (0.49%) PhD
12 9 (0.40%) CCIE
12 9 (0.40%) CCNA
12 9 (0.40%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (2.96%) QA
2 54 (2.42%) Data Quality
3 43 (1.93%) PMO
4 27 (1.21%) GDPR
5 21 (0.94%) SLA
6 13 (0.58%) MiFID
6 13 (0.58%) PSD2
7 12 (0.54%) IFRS
7 12 (0.54%) Solvency II
8 10 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.45%) NIST
9 9 (0.40%) PCI DSS
10 8 (0.36%) SEPA
11 6 (0.27%) COBIT
12 4 (0.18%) Basel III
13 3 (0.13%) COREP
13 3 (0.13%) EMIR
13 3 (0.13%) FINREP
13 3 (0.13%) IFRS 9
13 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 148 (6.65%) Docker
2 141 (6.33%) Active Directory
3 36 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (0.90%) XenDesktop
5 17 (0.76%) Apache Flume
6 15 (0.67%) XenApp
7 14 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
7 14 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (0.49%) HDFS
10 9 (0.40%) vSphere
11 6 (0.27%) Hyper-V
11 6 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 4 (0.18%) ProxySG
13 4 (0.18%) Xen
14 3 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 3 (0.13%) KVM
14 3 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 89 (4.00%) Kubernetes
2 81 (3.64%) SCCM
3 59 (2.65%) Ansible
4 39 (1.75%) Terraform
5 29 (1.30%) Puppet
6 25 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
7 24 (1.08%) Oozie
8 15 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
9 14 (0.63%) AirWatch
10 13 (0.58%) Hadoop YARN
11 12 (0.54%) Perfmon
12 9 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (0.36%) Nagios
14 7 (0.31%) Cobbler
15 6 (0.27%) Prometheus
15 6 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 5 (0.22%) Data Guard
16 5 (0.22%) Grafana
16 5 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
16 5 (0.22%) WMI
Vendors
1 316 (14.19%) Microsoft
2 110 (4.94%) Oracle
3 68 (3.05%) Google
4 67 (3.01%) VMware
5 63 (2.83%) SAP
6 62 (2.78%) Citrix
7 55 (2.47%) Cisco
8 33 (1.48%) Splunk
9 32 (1.44%) Bloomberg
10 30 (1.35%) Tableau
11 28 (1.26%) ServiceNow
12 25 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
13 24 (1.08%) Reuters
14 22 (0.99%) Cloudera
15 21 (0.94%) IBM
15 21 (0.94%) Palo Alto
16 19 (0.85%) Adobe
16 19 (0.85%) Ivanti
16 19 (0.85%) Red Hat
17 18 (0.81%) Symantec