Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 2,606 2,845 2,180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 29.29% 30.87% 30.09%
As % of the General category 64.11% 60.56% 60.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,903 2,221 1,691
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +1.52%
10th Percentile £358 £345 £325
90th Percentile £675 £700 £675
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 10
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.25 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% -2.30% -8.42%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £34.25 £60.50 £35.31
London median hourly rate £21.09 £21.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -1.91% -33.85% +23.81%

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 4,065 4,698 3,606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 45.69% 50.98% 49.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,956 3,657 2,787
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £713 £675
London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 52 32
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.25 £18.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +11.90% -15.13%
10th Percentile £12.14 £13.30 £13.37
90th Percentile £40.20 £53.00 £30.04
London median hourly rate £24.68 £25.56 £23.00
% change year-on-year -3.44% +11.12% +2.22%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 2,139 £525 - 501
West End of London 0 190 £450 -18.18%
Southwark +2 189 £525 -4.55% 3
City of Westminster -11 34 £500 +2.56% 4
Finance
London

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 740 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
2 498 (19.11%) Banking
3 427 (16.39%) SQL
4 386 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 338 (12.97%) Java
6 324 (12.43%) Amazon AWS
7 323 (12.39%) Windows
8 315 (12.09%) Microsoft
9 314 (12.05%) DevOps
10 311 (11.93%) Python
11 257 (9.86%) Microservices
12 242 (9.29%) JavaScript
13 225 (8.63%) TDD
14 218 (8.37%) Project Management
15 216 (8.29%) Stakeholder Management
16 212 (8.14%) Docker
17 205 (7.87%) Analytics
18 201 (7.71%) Migration
18 201 (7.71%) Scrum
18 201 (7.71%) C#
18 201 (7.71%) Linux
19 196 (7.52%) Active Directory
20 193 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
21 190 (7.29%) Problem-Solving
22 186 (7.14%) .NET
23 177 (6.79%) SQL Server
24 176 (6.75%) Apache Spark
24 176 (6.75%) Big Data
25 173 (6.64%) Kubernetes
26 167 (6.41%) Oracle

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
1 176 (6.75%) Apache Spark
2 59 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
3 56 (2.15%) Apache
4 51 (1.96%) Confluence
5 48 (1.84%) SharePoint
6 38 (1.46%) MS Exchange
7 35 (1.34%) Apache Airflow
8 28 (1.07%) Skype for Business
9 24 (0.92%) CMS
10 23 (0.88%) WebLogic
11 22 (0.84%) WebSphere
12 20 (0.77%) IPython
13 18 (0.69%) Tomcat
14 17 (0.65%) SAS
15 13 (0.50%) OpenStack
16 12 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 12 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
16 12 (0.46%) IIS
16 12 (0.46%) JBoss
17 11 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 112 (4.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 74 (2.84%) Microsoft Office
3 46 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
5 23 (0.88%) Photoshop
5 23 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
6 20 (0.77%) InVision
7 18 (0.69%) MS Visio
8 15 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.31%) Chatbot
10 7 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.038%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.038%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.038%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.038%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 27 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.84%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 20 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
4 17 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 13 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
5 13 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
6 11 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
7 10 (0.38%) Oracle iProcurement
7 10 (0.38%) SAP FI
8 8 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
9 7 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
9 7 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 6 (0.23%) NetSuite
10 6 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
10 6 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
10 6 (0.23%) SAP CO
10 6 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
10 6 (0.23%) thinkFolio
11 5 (0.19%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 386 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 324 (12.43%) Amazon AWS
3 115 (4.41%) Office 365
4 81 (3.11%) Google Cloud Platform
5 61 (2.34%) Serverless
6 37 (1.42%) OpenShift
7 34 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
8 31 (1.19%) GitHub
9 29 (1.11%) PaaS
10 26 (1.00%) SaaS
11 25 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
12 19 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
13 18 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
14 17 (0.65%) IaaS
15 16 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
15 16 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
16 14 (0.54%) Amazon S3
17 12 (0.46%) Azure Functions
18 11 (0.42%) Amazon Kinesis
18 11 (0.42%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 72 (2.76%) Firewall
2 59 (2.26%) DNS
3 44 (1.69%) WAN
4 40 (1.53%) LAN
5 38 (1.46%) DHCP
6 37 (1.42%) TCP/IP
7 36 (1.38%) Internet
8 27 (1.04%) Network Security
9 25 (0.96%) Skype
10 23 (0.88%) BGP
10 23 (0.88%) MPLS
11 22 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
11 22 (0.84%) VPN
12 21 (0.81%) OSPF
13 20 (0.77%) EIGRP
14 18 (0.69%) SAN
15 15 (0.58%) Multicast
16 14 (0.54%) Wireless
17 13 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (0.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (6.79%) SQL Server
2 176 (6.75%) Big Data
3 149 (5.72%) Data Warehouse
4 98 (3.76%) Hadoop
5 69 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 66 (2.53%) NoSQL
7 59 (2.26%) Apache Hive
8 49 (1.88%) Power BI
8 49 (1.88%) Star Schema
9 45 (1.73%) OLAP
9 45 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 44 (1.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 43 (1.65%) Relational Database
12 42 (1.61%) OLAP Cube
13 39 (1.50%) MongoDB
13 39 (1.50%) MySQL
13 39 (1.50%) Redis
14 32 (1.23%) Data Lake
15 29 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 25 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 162 (6.22%) Git (software)
2 129 (4.95%) JIRA
3 85 (3.26%) Jenkins
4 44 (1.69%) Selenium
5 43 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 40 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
7 35 (1.34%) Cucumber
8 30 (1.15%) Maven
8 30 (1.15%) Subversion
9 29 (1.11%) JUnit
10 24 (0.92%) TeamCity
11 23 (0.88%) SpecFlow
12 22 (0.84%) NUnit
13 21 (0.81%) MSTest
14 20 (0.77%) SoapUI
14 20 (0.77%) Visual Studio
15 18 (0.69%) webpack
16 17 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
17 15 (0.58%) Mercurial
18 14 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 498 (19.11%) Banking
2 146 (5.60%) Front Office
3 114 (4.37%) Financial Institution
4 89 (3.42%) Investment Banking
5 66 (2.53%) Marketing
6 56 (2.15%) Retail
7 51 (1.96%) Legal
8 39 (1.50%) Back Office
8 39 (1.50%) Retail Banking
9 35 (1.34%) Telecoms
10 29 (1.11%) Law
11 20 (0.77%) Billing
12 19 (0.73%) General Ledger
13 16 (0.61%) Advertising
14 10 (0.38%) Manufacturing
15 9 (0.35%) Electronics
16 8 (0.31%) Games
17 6 (0.23%) International Banking
18 5 (0.19%) Automotive
18 5 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 700 (26.86%) Developer
2 416 (15.96%) Analyst
3 191 (7.33%) Project Manager
4 170 (6.52%) Business Analyst
5 164 (6.29%) Java Developer
6 137 (5.26%) Architect
7 134 (5.14%) Senior Developer
8 120 (4.60%) Data Engineer
9 106 (4.07%) Consultant
10 100 (3.84%) DevOps Engineer
11 93 (3.57%) Python Developer
12 71 (2.72%) C# Developer
13 68 (2.61%) .NET Developer
13 68 (2.61%) React Developer
14 63 (2.42%) Designer
15 60 (2.30%) Big Data Engineer
16 53 (2.03%) Python Engineer
17 52 (2.00%) Senior Java Developer
17 52 (2.00%) SQL Developer
18 50 (1.92%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (7.14%) .NET
2 157 (6.02%) HTML
3 152 (5.83%) AngularJS
4 146 (5.60%) Node.js
5 134 (5.14%) Kafka
6 119 (4.57%) REST
7 113 (4.34%) CSS
8 111 (4.26%) React
9 95 (3.65%) Web Services
10 92 (3.53%) Spring
11 80 (3.07%) PySpark
11 80 (3.07%) Redux
12 73 (2.80%) Pandas
13 72 (2.76%) RESTful
14 68 (2.61%) NumPy
15 61 (2.34%) HTML5
16 57 (2.19%) XML
17 56 (2.15%) JSON
18 54 (2.07%) Spring Boot
19 44 (1.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 193 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 138 (5.30%) User Experience
3 115 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
4 108 (4.14%) Fintech
5 105 (4.03%) Mobile App
6 89 (3.42%) Hedge funds
7 83 (3.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 77 (2.95%) Fixed Income
9 68 (2.61%) Algorithms
10 67 (2.57%) Data Structures
11 65 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
12 52 (2.00%) Data Centre
12 52 (2.00%) Tandem
13 48 (1.84%) Equities
14 44 (1.69%) Management Information System
15 43 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
16 33 (1.27%) Virtual Team
17 26 (1.00%) Derivative
18 25 (0.96%) Client/Server
19 20 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 323 (12.39%) Windows
2 201 (7.71%) Linux
3 114 (4.37%) Windows 10
4 106 (4.07%) Windows Server
5 82 (3.15%) Windows 7
6 66 (2.53%) Unix
7 59 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 56 (2.15%) Android
9 51 (1.96%) Apple iOS
10 27 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 26 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.42%) Mac OS
13 9 (0.35%) Solaris
14 6 (0.23%) CentOS
15 4 (0.15%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.15%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.12%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.077%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 740 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
2 314 (12.05%) DevOps
3 257 (9.86%) Microservices
4 225 (8.63%) TDD
5 218 (8.37%) Project Management
6 216 (8.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 205 (7.87%) Analytics
8 201 (7.71%) Migration
8 201 (7.71%) Scrum
9 190 (7.29%) Problem-Solving
10 151 (5.79%) Data Science
11 150 (5.76%) Asset Management
12 139 (5.33%) Data Modelling
13 138 (5.30%) Test Automation
14 128 (4.91%) Continuous Integration
15 124 (4.76%) ITIL
16 110 (4.22%) Business Intelligence
17 104 (3.99%) SDLC
18 102 (3.91%) Change Management
18 102 (3.91%) OO
Programming Languages
1 427 (16.39%) SQL
2 338 (12.97%) Java
3 311 (11.93%) Python
4 242 (9.29%) JavaScript
5 201 (7.71%) C#
6 86 (3.30%) PowerShell
7 67 (2.57%) C++
8 63 (2.42%) Java 8
9 56 (2.15%) Bash Shell
10 45 (1.73%) VBA
11 42 (1.61%) T-SQL
12 38 (1.46%) ES6
13 34 (1.30%) TypeScript
14 29 (1.11%) R
15 25 (0.96%) PL/SQL
15 25 (0.96%) Scala
16 24 (0.92%) Kotlin
16 24 (0.92%) Shell Script
17 21 (0.81%) C
18 20 (0.77%) Perl
Qualifications
1 161 (6.18%) Degree
2 44 (1.69%) CISSP
3 39 (1.50%) PMI Certification
4 37 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (1.38%) CISM
6 35 (1.34%) Security Cleared
7 34 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
8 32 (1.23%) PMP
9 23 (0.88%) CCIE
10 22 (0.84%) CCNP
11 21 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
12 20 (0.77%) CRISC
13 19 (0.73%) SC Cleared
14 17 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
15 16 (0.61%) ACCA
15 16 (0.61%) ISEB
16 14 (0.54%) CISA
16 14 (0.54%) Master's Degree
17 13 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 12 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (4.72%) QA
2 65 (2.49%) Data Quality
3 37 (1.42%) PMO
4 29 (1.11%) SEPA
5 21 (0.81%) SLA
6 18 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (0.69%) PSD2
7 13 (0.50%) GDPR
7 13 (0.50%) MiFID
7 13 (0.50%) Solvency II
8 10 (0.38%) COBIT
8 10 (0.38%) IFRS
9 8 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.27%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.23%) COREP
11 6 (0.23%) FINREP
12 4 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
12 4 (0.15%) EMIR
12 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 4 (0.15%) TARGET2
System Software
1 212 (8.14%) Docker
2 196 (7.52%) Active Directory
3 41 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
5 21 (0.81%) XenApp
5 21 (0.81%) XenDesktop
6 18 (0.69%) Apache Flume
7 15 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
8 14 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (0.46%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.23%) HDFS
11 6 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (0.23%) vSphere
12 5 (0.19%) XenServer
13 3 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.077%) NFS
14 2 (0.077%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.077%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 173 (6.64%) Kubernetes
2 93 (3.57%) Terraform
3 79 (3.03%) SCCM
4 74 (2.84%) Ansible
5 49 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
6 40 (1.53%) Oozie
6 40 (1.53%) Puppet
7 27 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
8 12 (0.46%) Grafana
9 11 (0.42%) Kibana
10 10 (0.38%) AirWatch
10 10 (0.38%) logstash
11 9 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (0.35%) Packer
12 8 (0.31%) Backup Exec
13 7 (0.27%) Graphite
13 7 (0.27%) SCOM
13 7 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 7 (0.27%) Tivoli
13 7 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 315 (12.09%) Microsoft
2 167 (6.41%) Oracle
3 104 (3.99%) Google
4 92 (3.53%) VMware
5 74 (2.84%) Cisco
6 73 (2.80%) SAP
7 70 (2.69%) Citrix
8 61 (2.34%) HP
9 60 (2.30%) Splunk
10 39 (1.50%) Adobe
11 37 (1.42%) ServiceNow
11 37 (1.42%) Tableau
12 32 (1.23%) Red Hat
13 30 (1.15%) IBM
14 28 (1.07%) Bloomberg
15 26 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
16 25 (0.96%) CheckPoint
16 25 (0.96%) Talend
17 23 (0.88%) Palo Alto
18 21 (0.81%) Juniper