Period
to 4 July 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 July 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 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 855 2,528 2,859
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 25.77% 29.07% 30.67%
As % of the General category 54.05% 61.11% 58.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 1,899 2,225
Median daily rate £513 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% - +2.44%
10th Percentile £330 £363 £355
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
London median daily rate £525 £538 £525
% change year-on-year -2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 33
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.21% -2.56% -10.34%
10th Percentile £19.61 £11.25 £12.80
90th Percentile £51.80 £23.38 £28.70
London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £21.13
% change year-on-year +66.67% -0.59% -18.36%

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 1,582 4,137 4,858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 47.68% 47.57% 52.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,071 3,062 3,750
Median daily rate £510 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
90th Percentile £688 £675 £694
London median daily rate £525 £525 £515
% change year-on-year - +1.94% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 49 62
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +3.90% +20.39%
10th Percentile £12.47 £11.25 £12.53
90th Percentile £56.00 £42.20 £37.99
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +66.67% -12.50% +12.94%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -1 688 £525 - 230
West End of London -1 16 £305 -23.75%
City of Westminster +19 13 £450 -25.00%
Camden +6 1 - -
Southwark -4 1 £300 -42.86%
Finance
London

For the 6 months to 4 July 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.

1 232 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (20.47%) Banking
3 160 (18.71%) SQL
4 123 (14.39%) Java
5 119 (13.92%) Python
5 119 (13.92%) Azure
6 108 (12.63%) C#
7 96 (11.23%) Microsoft
8 92 (10.76%) SQL Server
9 89 (10.41%) DevOps
10 84 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
11 78 (9.12%) JavaScript
12 77 (9.01%) .NET
13 73 (8.54%) AWS
13 73 (8.54%) Test Automation
14 72 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
15 68 (7.95%) CSS
15 68 (7.95%) Windows
16 64 (7.49%) Business Intelligence
16 64 (7.49%) Analytics
17 62 (7.25%) Oracle
18 61 (7.13%) Kubernetes
19 60 (7.02%) Microservices
19 60 (7.02%) Migration
20 59 (6.90%) Front Office
21 58 (6.78%) SDLC
22 56 (6.55%) React
23 55 (6.43%) Microsoft Excel
23 55 (6.43%) Data Warehouse
24 54 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management

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 19 (2.22%) Apache Spark
2 15 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (1.29%) CMS
4 11 (1.29%) Confluence
5 7 (0.82%) Apache
5 7 (0.82%) WebLogic
6 6 (0.70%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.58%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.58%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.47%) IIS
8 4 (0.47%) Tornado
9 3 (0.35%) Anypoint
9 3 (0.35%) NetWeaver
9 3 (0.35%) WordPress
10 2 (0.23%) Mule
10 2 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 55 (6.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.05%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.82%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.58%) Sketch
7 4 (0.47%) InDesign
8 3 (0.35%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.35%) InVision
9 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.23%) Zeplin
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.12%) Figma
Business Applications
1 9 (1.05%) Misys Midas
2 8 (0.94%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.58%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.47%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.35%) Infor SunSystems
7 3 (0.35%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.35%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 3 (0.35%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.23%) Elite 3E
8 2 (0.23%) Loan IQ
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.23%) SAP Business ByDesign
8 2 (0.23%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.23%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 119 (13.92%) Azure
2 73 (8.54%) AWS
3 39 (4.56%) GCP
4 28 (3.27%) Office 365
5 19 (2.22%) Power Platform
6 10 (1.17%) Serverless
7 8 (0.94%) GitHub
7 8 (0.94%) SaaS
8 7 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (0.82%) npm
8 7 (0.82%) PaaS
9 6 (0.70%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (0.58%) Amazon EKS
10 5 (0.58%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.58%) IaaS
10 5 (0.58%) OpenShift
10 5 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.69%) Firewall
2 12 (1.40%) HTTPS
2 12 (1.40%) SSL
3 9 (1.05%) Intranet
3 9 (1.05%) Skype
4 8 (0.94%) BGP
5 7 (0.82%) Internet
5 7 (0.82%) OSPF
5 7 (0.82%) SAN
5 7 (0.82%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.82%) Unified Communications
6 6 (0.70%) DNS
6 6 (0.70%) WAN
7 5 (0.58%) VoIP
8 4 (0.47%) DHCP
8 4 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.47%) LAN
8 4 (0.47%) MPLS
8 4 (0.47%) Network Security
8 4 (0.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (10.76%) SQL Server
2 55 (6.43%) Data Warehouse
3 39 (4.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (3.39%) Big Data
5 25 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (2.69%) NoSQL
7 19 (2.22%) Power BI
8 16 (1.87%) Relational Database
9 12 (1.40%) OLAP
9 12 (1.40%) Oracle Database
9 12 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (1.29%) Data Lake
11 10 (1.17%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.17%) MySQL
12 9 (1.05%) QlikView
12 9 (1.05%) Spotfire
13 8 (0.94%) Apache Hive
13 8 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (0.82%) Data Mining
14 7 (0.82%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 32 (3.74%) Git (software)
1 32 (3.74%) JIRA
2 24 (2.81%) Jenkins
3 12 (1.40%) Selenium
4 10 (1.17%) Cucumber
5 9 (1.05%) TeamCity
6 8 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
7 7 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (0.82%) webpack
8 6 (0.70%) Axure RP
8 6 (0.70%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.70%) SpecFlow
8 6 (0.70%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.58%) git-flow
10 4 (0.47%) GitLab
10 4 (0.47%) JUnit
10 4 (0.47%) Postman
10 4 (0.47%) ProC
10 4 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 175 (20.47%) Banking
2 59 (6.90%) Front Office
3 35 (4.09%) Financial Institution
4 27 (3.16%) Back Office
5 25 (2.92%) Marketing
6 22 (2.57%) Public Sector
7 19 (2.22%) Legal
8 18 (2.11%) Investment Banking
9 17 (1.99%) Telecoms
10 15 (1.75%) Retail
11 10 (1.17%) Law
11 10 (1.17%) Publishing
12 9 (1.05%) General Ledger
12 9 (1.05%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.94%) Electronics
13 8 (0.94%) International Banking
14 6 (0.70%) Advertising
15 4 (0.47%) French Language
15 4 (0.47%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 266 (31.11%) Developer
2 151 (17.66%) Analyst
3 59 (6.90%) Business Analyst
4 51 (5.96%) Project Manager
5 48 (5.61%) Java Developer
6 46 (5.38%) C# Developer
7 38 (4.44%) DevOps Engineer
8 36 (4.21%) Architect
9 30 (3.51%) Senior Developer
10 27 (3.16%) Python Developer
11 26 (3.04%) SQL Developer
12 25 (2.92%) .NET Developer
12 25 (2.92%) React Developer
13 22 (2.57%) AWS Engineer
14 20 (2.34%) Consultant
15 19 (2.22%) Full Stack Developer
15 19 (2.22%) IT Manager
16 18 (2.11%) Network Engineer
17 17 (1.99%) Technical Analyst
18 16 (1.87%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (9.01%) .NET
2 68 (7.95%) CSS
3 56 (6.55%) React
4 51 (5.96%) AngularJS
5 47 (5.50%) HTML
6 35 (4.09%) REST
7 33 (3.86%) Node.js
8 27 (3.16%) ASP.NET
8 27 (3.16%) Spring
9 25 (2.92%) Redux
10 24 (2.81%) Web Services
11 18 (2.11%) XML
12 17 (1.99%) RESTful
12 17 (1.99%) WCF
13 16 (1.87%) GraphQL
14 15 (1.75%) Reactive Extensions
15 14 (1.64%) FIX Protocol
15 14 (1.64%) HTML5
15 14 (1.64%) Kafka
15 14 (1.64%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 72 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (3.74%) Fixed Income
3 31 (3.63%) Greenfield Project
4 29 (3.39%) User Experience
5 24 (2.81%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.22%) Derivative
7 18 (2.11%) Credit Risk
7 18 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 17 (1.99%) Data Centre
8 17 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (1.75%) Market Risk
10 14 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
11 12 (1.40%) Data Structures
11 12 (1.40%) Hedge funds
11 12 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
12 9 (1.05%) Algorithms
13 8 (0.94%) Equities
13 8 (0.94%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.82%) Cloud Native
14 7 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 68 (7.95%) Windows
2 45 (5.26%) Linux
3 27 (3.16%) Windows 10
4 25 (2.92%) Unix
5 17 (1.99%) Windows Server
6 16 (1.87%) Windows 7
7 12 (1.40%) Android
8 10 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.70%) Windows Server 2016
11 5 (0.58%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.35%) Debian
12 3 (0.35%) Solaris
13 2 (0.23%) HPUX
13 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
14 1 (0.12%) Check Point GAiA
14 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (10.41%) DevOps
3 84 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
4 73 (8.54%) Test Automation
5 64 (7.49%) Analytics
5 64 (7.49%) Business Intelligence
6 60 (7.02%) Microservices
6 60 (7.02%) Migration
7 58 (6.78%) SDLC
8 54 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 52 (6.08%) Scrum
10 49 (5.73%) Project Management
11 42 (4.91%) Business Analysis
12 40 (4.68%) Project Delivery
13 39 (4.56%) Computer Science
14 38 (4.44%) Software Engineering
15 36 (4.21%) Change Management
15 36 (4.21%) ETL
16 34 (3.98%) Asset Management
17 31 (3.63%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 160 (18.71%) SQL
2 123 (14.39%) Java
3 119 (13.92%) Python
4 108 (12.63%) C#
5 78 (9.12%) JavaScript
6 36 (4.21%) TypeScript
7 31 (3.63%) PowerShell
8 26 (3.04%) VBA
9 22 (2.57%) Bash Shell
10 21 (2.46%) T-SQL
11 20 (2.34%) C
12 17 (1.99%) C++
13 16 (1.87%) Scala
14 13 (1.52%) Go
14 13 (1.52%) VB.NET
15 12 (1.40%) R
16 11 (1.29%) Java 8
16 11 (1.29%) Kotlin
17 8 (0.94%) PHP
18 7 (0.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (6.08%) Degree
2 13 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (1.52%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.29%) CISSP
4 10 (1.17%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.05%) CIMA
5 9 (1.05%) ISTQB
5 9 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.94%) ACCA
6 8 (0.94%) CCNP
7 7 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.82%) ISEB
8 6 (0.70%) MCSE
8 6 (0.70%) PMP
9 5 (0.58%) CCNA
9 5 (0.58%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.47%) CCIE
10 4 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.35%) CCA
11 3 (0.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.26%) QA
2 21 (2.46%) Solvency II
3 15 (1.75%) GDPR
4 14 (1.64%) PMO
5 10 (1.17%) IFRS
6 6 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.70%) SLA
7 5 (0.58%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.47%) MiFID
8 4 (0.47%) PSD2
8 4 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.35%) Basel III
10 2 (0.23%) EMIR
11 1 (0.12%) COREP
11 1 (0.12%) FINREP
11 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.12%) ITGC
11 1 (0.12%) NIST
11 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 43 (5.03%) Docker
2 38 (4.44%) Active Directory
3 17 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (0.47%) vSphere
5 3 (0.35%) XenApp
5 3 (0.35%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.23%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.23%) zsh
7 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.12%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 61 (7.13%) Kubernetes
2 42 (4.91%) Ansible
3 40 (4.68%) Terraform
4 14 (1.64%) SCCM
5 10 (1.17%) Prometheus
6 7 (0.82%) Puppet
7 5 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.47%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.35%) Control-M
9 3 (0.35%) Grafana
9 3 (0.35%) Kibana
9 3 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.35%) Rancher
9 3 (0.35%) SCOM
9 3 (0.35%) vRealize
9 3 (0.35%) Zipkin
10 2 (0.23%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 96 (11.23%) Microsoft
2 62 (7.25%) Oracle
3 36 (4.21%) Cisco
3 36 (4.21%) SAP
4 24 (2.81%) Google
5 22 (2.57%) VMware
6 18 (2.11%) Citrix
7 13 (1.52%) Adobe
7 13 (1.52%) HP
7 13 (1.52%) Sybase
8 12 (1.40%) Cognos
9 11 (1.29%) Red Hat
9 11 (1.29%) Splunk
9 11 (1.29%) Tableau
10 9 (1.05%) IBM
11 7 (0.82%) Bloomberg
11 7 (0.82%) Cloudera
11 7 (0.82%) F5
11 7 (0.82%) MuleSoft
11 7 (0.82%) ServiceNow