Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 547 2,025 2,743
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 26.96% 26.78% 30.00%
As % of the General category 52.60% 58.68% 58.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 1,551 2,035
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £363 £363 £328
90th Percentile £695 £700 £688
London median daily rate £550 £545 £525
% change year-on-year +0.92% +3.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 39
Median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +12.30% +3.31%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £35.85 £31.50 £25.50
London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.87
% change year-on-year +66.67% +11.29% -14.23%

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 1,040 3,451 4,663
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 51.26% 45.64% 51.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 2,617 3,496
Median daily rate £525 £513 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% -2.38% +1.94%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £711 £688 £688
London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 31 73
Median hourly rate £28.20 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.26% +10.53% -7.32%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.76 £13.06
90th Percentile £58.98 £31.50 £37.09
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +59.09% -2.22% +1.12%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 0 501 £525 - 331
West End of London -4 11 £333 -16.76% 6
City of Westminster +3 9 £275 -42.14% 2
Finance
London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 168 (30.71%) Banking
2 136 (24.86%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (18.83%) SQL
4 92 (16.82%) Microsoft
5 77 (14.08%) Python
6 74 (13.53%) Azure
7 72 (13.16%) Java
8 63 (11.52%) Windows
9 57 (10.42%) SQL Server
10 54 (9.87%) Front Office
11 51 (9.32%) JavaScript
12 48 (8.78%) C#
12 48 (8.78%) DevOps
13 46 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
14 45 (8.23%) Oracle
14 45 (8.23%) Problem-Solving
15 44 (8.04%) Risk Management
16 42 (7.68%) Migration
17 40 (7.31%) Asset Management
18 39 (7.13%) Microservices
18 39 (7.13%) Analytics
19 38 (6.95%) Project Management
20 37 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
21 36 (6.58%) Microsoft Excel
21 36 (6.58%) Degree
22 35 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
22 35 (6.40%) Linux
22 35 (6.40%) Investment Banking
22 35 (6.40%) Business Analysis
23 34 (6.22%) Active Directory

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 16 (2.93%) Apache Spark
2 14 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.01%) Confluence
4 10 (1.83%) CMS
5 9 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.28%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.10%) Apache
7 6 (1.10%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.91%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.91%) Red Hat Fuse
8 5 (0.91%) Tornado
9 4 (0.73%) nginx
10 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.37%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (0.37%) IIS
11 2 (0.37%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.18%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.18%) SAS
Applications
1 36 (6.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (3.84%) MS Visio
3 18 (3.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.37%) Camtasia
6 2 (0.37%) Sketch
7 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.18%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.18%) Snagit
7 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.73%) SAP CO
1 4 (0.73%) SAP FI
1 4 (0.73%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.55%) SunGard Martini
3 2 (0.37%) Infor SunSystems
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.37%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.37%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.18%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.18%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 74 (13.53%) Azure
2 34 (6.22%) AWS
3 30 (5.48%) Office 365
4 23 (4.20%) Power Platform
5 21 (3.84%) GCP
6 17 (3.11%) PaaS
7 13 (2.38%) SaaS
8 11 (2.01%) GitHub
8 11 (2.01%) IaaS
9 6 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.91%) Amazon Kinesis
10 5 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.91%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (0.73%) Amazon ECS
12 3 (0.55%) Amazon EKS
12 3 (0.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.55%) npm
12 3 (0.55%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.75%) Firewall
2 11 (2.01%) DNS
2 11 (2.01%) Skype
3 10 (1.83%) Internet
4 8 (1.46%) Network Security
4 8 (1.46%) WAN
5 7 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (1.28%) Kerberos
5 7 (1.28%) LAN
5 7 (1.28%) SAN
5 7 (1.28%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.28%) Unified Communications
5 7 (1.28%) VPN
6 6 (1.10%) BGP
7 5 (0.91%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.91%) Intranet
7 5 (0.91%) SSL
8 4 (0.73%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.73%) H.323
8 4 (0.73%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.85%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (4.20%) Power BI
4 20 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (2.56%) Big Data
7 13 (2.38%) NoSQL
7 13 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (2.01%) Relational Database
9 9 (1.65%) Hadoop
10 8 (1.46%) Apache Hive
10 8 (1.46%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.28%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (1.10%) Data Mining
12 6 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.91%) OLAP
13 5 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (4.75%) Jenkins
2 22 (4.02%) Git (software)
3 20 (3.66%) JIRA
4 10 (1.83%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (1.10%) GitLab
5 6 (1.10%) Hudson
5 6 (1.10%) Subversion
6 5 (0.91%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.91%) git-flow
6 5 (0.91%) PowerBuilder
6 5 (0.91%) ProC
7 4 (0.73%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.73%) JMeter
7 4 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.55%) JUnit
8 3 (0.55%) Liquibase
8 3 (0.55%) Maven
8 3 (0.55%) Sourcetree
8 3 (0.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 168 (30.71%) Banking
2 54 (9.87%) Front Office
3 35 (6.40%) Investment Banking
4 24 (4.39%) Legal
5 23 (4.20%) Financial Institution
6 15 (2.74%) Back Office
7 13 (2.38%) International Banking
7 13 (2.38%) Retail
8 11 (2.01%) Marketing
9 9 (1.65%) Public Sector
10 6 (1.10%) Advertising
11 5 (0.91%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.73%) Billing
12 4 (0.73%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.73%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.73%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.55%) Electronics
13 3 (0.55%) French Language
14 2 (0.37%) Local Government
14 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 143 (26.14%) Developer
2 130 (23.77%) Analyst
3 43 (7.86%) Business Analyst
4 34 (6.22%) Architect
5 30 (5.48%) Java Developer
6 21 (3.84%) Consultant
7 20 (3.66%) Project Manager
8 17 (3.11%) C# Developer
8 17 (3.11%) Support Analyst
9 16 (2.93%) Financial Analyst
9 16 (2.93%) Qualitative Analyst
9 16 (2.93%) Quantitative Analyst
9 16 (2.93%) Senior Developer
10 15 (2.74%) Quantitative Developer
11 14 (2.56%) Network Engineer
12 13 (2.38%) IT Manager
13 12 (2.19%) Desktop Support
13 12 (2.19%) DevOps Engineer
13 12 (2.19%) Python Developer
13 12 (2.19%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.48%) REST
2 29 (5.30%) .NET
2 29 (5.30%) AngularJS
2 29 (5.30%) HTML
3 24 (4.39%) CSS
4 22 (4.02%) HTML5
5 21 (3.84%) React
6 19 (3.47%) Kafka
7 18 (3.29%) Spring
8 14 (2.56%) Redux
9 12 (2.19%) Middleware
10 11 (2.01%) Node.js
10 11 (2.01%) Web Services
11 10 (1.83%) ASP.NET
11 10 (1.83%) Reactive Extensions
12 9 (1.65%) .NET Core
12 9 (1.65%) FIX Protocol
12 9 (1.65%) Hibernate
12 9 (1.65%) PySpark
13 8 (1.46%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (5.85%) Fixed Income
3 30 (5.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 29 (5.30%) Derivative
5 23 (4.20%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (2.74%) Market Risk
7 13 (2.38%) User Experience
8 12 (2.19%) Clustering
8 12 (2.19%) Credit Risk
9 11 (2.01%) Data Centre
10 9 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (1.46%) Energy Derivatives
11 8 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (1.28%) Algorithms
13 6 (1.10%) Equities
13 6 (1.10%) Tandem
14 5 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
15 4 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
15 4 (0.73%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 63 (11.52%) Windows
2 35 (6.40%) Linux
3 24 (4.39%) Windows 10
4 21 (3.84%) Windows Server
5 20 (3.66%) Unix
6 13 (2.38%) Android
7 12 (2.19%) Windows 7
7 12 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (1.65%) Windows Server 2016
10 7 (1.28%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.28%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.28%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.55%) AIX
12 2 (0.37%) HPUX
12 2 (0.37%) Solaris
12 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (24.86%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (8.78%) DevOps
3 46 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 45 (8.23%) Problem-Solving
5 44 (8.04%) Risk Management
6 42 (7.68%) Migration
7 40 (7.31%) Asset Management
8 39 (7.13%) Analytics
8 39 (7.13%) Microservices
9 38 (6.95%) Project Management
10 37 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
11 35 (6.40%) Business Analysis
12 33 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
13 31 (5.67%) Change Management
14 29 (5.30%) Data Analysis
14 29 (5.30%) Scrum
15 28 (5.12%) Data Modelling
15 28 (5.12%) SDLC
16 26 (4.75%) Test Automation
17 22 (4.02%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 103 (18.83%) SQL
2 77 (14.08%) Python
3 72 (13.16%) Java
4 51 (9.32%) JavaScript
5 48 (8.78%) C#
6 28 (5.12%) C++
7 21 (3.84%) PowerShell
8 15 (2.74%) C
9 14 (2.56%) TypeScript
10 13 (2.38%) Java 8
10 13 (2.38%) T-SQL
11 11 (2.01%) Scala
12 9 (1.65%) Kotlin
12 9 (1.65%) Perl
12 9 (1.65%) VBA
13 7 (1.28%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.10%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 6 (1.10%) R
15 5 (0.91%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.91%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (6.58%) Degree
2 13 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (2.38%) CISSP
3 9 (1.65%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.28%) CISM
5 7 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (1.28%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.10%) CCIE
6 6 (1.10%) CCNP
6 6 (1.10%) CIMA
6 6 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.10%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.91%) MCSE
7 5 (0.91%) PMP
8 4 (0.73%) CFA
8 4 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.55%) ACCA
9 3 (0.55%) CISA
9 3 (0.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.12%) QA
2 9 (1.65%) MiFID
3 8 (1.46%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.28%) PMO
5 5 (0.91%) COBIT
6 4 (0.73%) IFRS
7 3 (0.55%) EMIR
7 3 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.55%) NIST
7 3 (0.55%) SLA
8 2 (0.37%) GDPR
8 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.18%) COREP
9 1 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.18%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.18%) ISO 31000
9 1 (0.18%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.18%) PSD2
9 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 34 (6.22%) Active Directory
2 27 (4.94%) Docker
3 20 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.37%) XenApp
6 2 (0.37%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.37%) zsh
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (4.57%) Kubernetes
2 20 (3.66%) Ansible
3 14 (2.56%) Terraform
4 11 (2.01%) SCCM
5 8 (1.46%) Puppet
6 7 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.73%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.73%) MaaS360
7 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.55%) Nagios
9 2 (0.37%) Control-M
9 2 (0.37%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.37%) Rancher
9 2 (0.37%) Salt
9 2 (0.37%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 92 (16.82%) Microsoft
2 45 (8.23%) Oracle
3 32 (5.85%) Cisco
4 23 (4.20%) VMware
5 15 (2.74%) SAP
6 12 (2.19%) Citrix
6 12 (2.19%) IBM
7 11 (2.01%) Splunk
8 10 (1.83%) Red Hat
9 9 (1.65%) Google
10 8 (1.46%) EMC
11 7 (1.28%) Apple
11 7 (1.28%) Cloudera
11 7 (1.28%) F5
11 7 (1.28%) HP
11 7 (1.28%) Sybase
12 6 (1.10%) CheckPoint
12 6 (1.10%) Hortonworks
12 6 (1.10%) Juniper
12 6 (1.10%) Salesforce.com