Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1,786 2,747 2,783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 25.19% 29.37% 32.18%
As % of the General category 56.50% 58.53% 58.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,293 2,026 2,221
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £342 £317 £325
90th Percentile £700 £675 £700
London median daily rate £545 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +3.81% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 36 16
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +7.78% -45.78%
10th Percentile £17.81 £13.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £34.65 £25.50 £40.06
London median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.98% -5.85%

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 3,161 4,693 4,748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 44.58% 50.18% 54.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,340 3,507 3,731
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £522
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +0.57% +7.08%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £313
90th Percentile £688 £688 £700
London median daily rate £525 £525 £501
% change year-on-year - +4.90% +5.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 63 53
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -10.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.45 £13.31
90th Percentile £35.00 £37.09 £43.47
London median hourly rate £23.79 £23.50 £22.26
% change year-on-year +1.23% +5.58% +8.57%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 1,475 £525 - 650
Southwark 0 41 £525 -4.55% 1
City of Westminster +2 30 £575 +39.39% 1
West End of London -6 22 £500 - 1
Camden +7 4 £300 +9.09%
Finance
London

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 517 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
2 338 (18.92%) Banking
3 310 (17.36%) SQL
4 276 (15.45%) Java
5 269 (15.06%) Microsoft
6 248 (13.89%) Azure
7 224 (12.54%) Windows
8 205 (11.48%) SQL Server
8 205 (11.48%) Python
9 195 (10.92%) C#
10 192 (10.75%) JavaScript
11 173 (9.69%) .NET
12 169 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
13 162 (9.07%) DevOps
14 161 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
15 156 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
16 155 (8.68%) AWS
17 150 (8.40%) Microservices
18 136 (7.61%) Problem-Solving
19 132 (7.39%) Scrum
20 131 (7.33%) Oracle
21 129 (7.22%) Project Management
21 129 (7.22%) Migration
22 124 (6.94%) AngularJS
23 120 (6.72%) Front Office
24 118 (6.61%) TDD
25 117 (6.55%) Degree
26 115 (6.44%) Test Automation
27 110 (6.16%) User Experience
28 107 (5.99%) 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 49 (2.74%) SharePoint
2 46 (2.58%) Confluence
3 44 (2.46%) Apache Spark
4 26 (1.46%) MS Exchange
5 25 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
6 24 (1.34%) IIS
7 16 (0.90%) Apache
8 14 (0.78%) JBoss
9 13 (0.73%) Skype for Business
10 12 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
11 10 (0.56%) SAS
12 9 (0.50%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.45%) Jetty
14 7 (0.39%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.34%) Anypoint
15 6 (0.34%) Jupyter
15 6 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.34%) WebLogic Integration
16 5 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 5 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 92 (5.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 68 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (1.40%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (0.84%) InVision
7 11 (0.62%) Sketch
8 10 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.45%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.22%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.17%) Zeplin
12 2 (0.11%) Figma
12 2 (0.11%) Snagit
13 1 (0.056%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 36 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
2 17 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
2 17 (0.95%) SAP S/4HANA
3 16 (0.90%) Oracle Receivables
4 15 (0.84%) Oracle Assets
4 15 (0.84%) Oracle Financials
5 14 (0.78%) Oracle Cash Management
6 12 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
7 10 (0.56%) NetSuite
7 10 (0.56%) Oracle FAH
7 10 (0.56%) Oracle iProcurement
8 9 (0.50%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 9 (0.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 8 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
10 7 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
10 7 (0.39%) Elite 3E
10 7 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
10 7 (0.39%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 6 (0.34%) Aligne
Cloud Services
1 248 (13.89%) Azure
2 155 (8.68%) AWS
3 107 (5.99%) Office 365
4 68 (3.81%) Power Platform
5 37 (2.07%) GCP
6 35 (1.96%) Serverless
7 29 (1.62%) Dynamics 365
8 28 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
9 25 (1.40%) SaaS
10 20 (1.12%) PaaS
11 19 (1.06%) Amazon S3
12 17 (0.95%) Azure Data Factory
13 15 (0.84%) GitHub
14 14 (0.78%) IaaS
15 13 (0.73%) OpenShift
16 11 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
17 10 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
17 10 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
17 10 (0.56%) Heroku
18 9 (0.50%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.52%) Firewall
2 32 (1.79%) DNS
3 24 (1.34%) LAN
3 24 (1.34%) VPN
3 24 (1.34%) WAN
4 21 (1.18%) DHCP
4 21 (1.18%) Network Security
5 18 (1.01%) Skype
6 17 (0.95%) Internet
6 17 (0.95%) TCP/IP
7 12 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
8 11 (0.62%) SAN
8 11 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (0.56%) MPLS
9 10 (0.56%) Multicast
10 9 (0.50%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (0.45%) NetScaler
12 6 (0.34%) BGP
12 6 (0.34%) VoIP
13 5 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 95 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
3 68 (3.81%) Power BI
4 60 (3.36%) Big Data
5 58 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 48 (2.69%) NoSQL
7 46 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 45 (2.52%) Hadoop
9 39 (2.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 33 (1.85%) MySQL
10 33 (1.85%) Relational Database
11 29 (1.62%) MongoDB
12 25 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
13 23 (1.29%) Data Lake
14 19 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
15 17 (0.95%) QlikView
16 16 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
16 16 (0.90%) Apache Hive
16 16 (0.90%) Oracle Database
17 15 (0.84%) HBase
Development Applications
1 100 (5.60%) JIRA
2 56 (3.14%) Git (software)
3 44 (2.46%) Jenkins
4 43 (2.41%) Visual Studio
5 26 (1.46%) TeamCity
6 22 (1.23%) Selenium
7 20 (1.12%) webpack
8 17 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
9 16 (0.90%) Cucumber
10 13 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 13 (0.73%) Maven
11 12 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
11 12 (0.67%) SpecFlow
12 10 (0.56%) JUnit
13 9 (0.50%) Eclipse
13 9 (0.50%) NUnit
13 9 (0.50%) Subversion
14 7 (0.39%) Bitbucket
14 7 (0.39%) Jasmine
General
1 338 (18.92%) Banking
2 120 (6.72%) Front Office
3 71 (3.98%) Marketing
4 68 (3.81%) Public Sector
5 66 (3.70%) Investment Banking
6 62 (3.47%) Financial Institution
7 53 (2.97%) Advertising
8 47 (2.63%) Manufacturing
9 46 (2.58%) Telecoms
10 44 (2.46%) Legal
11 41 (2.30%) Electronics
12 32 (1.79%) Retail
13 31 (1.74%) Back Office
14 23 (1.29%) Law
15 18 (1.01%) Retail Banking
16 15 (0.84%) General Ledger
17 10 (0.56%) Billing
17 10 (0.56%) Games
17 10 (0.56%) Publishing
18 9 (0.50%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 536 (30.01%) Developer
2 279 (15.62%) Analyst
3 121 (6.77%) Business Analyst
4 117 (6.55%) Java Developer
4 117 (6.55%) Project Manager
5 98 (5.49%) Architect
6 96 (5.38%) Consultant
7 68 (3.81%) Senior Developer
8 67 (3.75%) C# Developer
9 59 (3.30%) Full Stack Developer
9 59 (3.30%) React Developer
10 57 (3.19%) .NET Developer
10 57 (3.19%) Python Developer
11 48 (2.69%) Designer
12 41 (2.30%) SQL Developer
13 39 (2.18%) UX Designer
14 38 (2.13%) Support Analyst
15 37 (2.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 35 (1.96%) Data Analyst
17 34 (1.90%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (9.69%) .NET
2 124 (6.94%) AngularJS
3 104 (5.82%) React
4 99 (5.54%) HTML
5 93 (5.21%) CSS
6 80 (4.48%) Node.js
7 65 (3.64%) Spring
8 61 (3.42%) Web Services
9 51 (2.86%) XML
10 49 (2.74%) ASP.NET
10 49 (2.74%) Kafka
10 49 (2.74%) RESTful
11 38 (2.13%) Redux
12 35 (1.96%) .NET Framework
13 34 (1.90%) Spring Boot
14 30 (1.68%) .NET Core
14 30 (1.68%) FIX Protocol
15 28 (1.57%) Middleware
15 28 (1.57%) REST
16 25 (1.40%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 156 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (6.16%) User Experience
3 73 (4.09%) Greenfield Project
4 52 (2.91%) Equities
5 49 (2.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 46 (2.58%) Fixed Income
7 44 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
8 42 (2.35%) Data Structures
9 41 (2.30%) Management Information System
10 37 (2.07%) Algorithms
10 37 (2.07%) Derivative
11 35 (1.96%) Data Centre
12 32 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
13 26 (1.46%) Mobile App
14 23 (1.29%) Hedge funds
15 17 (0.95%) Credit Risk
16 16 (0.90%) Market Risk
17 13 (0.73%) SWIFT
17 13 (0.73%) Tandem
17 13 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 224 (12.54%) Windows
2 106 (5.94%) Windows 10
3 101 (5.66%) Linux
4 64 (3.58%) Unix
5 50 (2.80%) Windows Server
6 34 (1.90%) Windows 7
7 22 (1.23%) Android
8 18 (1.01%) Apple iOS
9 17 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.39%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.34%) Solaris
14 4 (0.22%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.17%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.056%) Debian
16 1 (0.056%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 517 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 162 (9.07%) DevOps
4 161 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
5 150 (8.40%) Microservices
6 136 (7.61%) Problem-Solving
7 132 (7.39%) Scrum
8 129 (7.22%) Migration
8 129 (7.22%) Project Management
9 118 (6.61%) TDD
10 115 (6.44%) Test Automation
11 107 (5.99%) Analytics
12 98 (5.49%) Asset Management
13 96 (5.38%) Fintech
14 94 (5.26%) SDLC
15 79 (4.42%) Data Modelling
15 79 (4.42%) OO
16 77 (4.31%) ITIL
17 73 (4.09%) Project Delivery
18 72 (4.03%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 310 (17.36%) SQL
2 276 (15.45%) Java
3 205 (11.48%) Python
4 195 (10.92%) C#
5 192 (10.75%) JavaScript
6 75 (4.20%) TypeScript
7 71 (3.98%) PowerShell
8 48 (2.69%) C++
9 35 (1.96%) T-SQL
10 34 (1.90%) VBA
11 33 (1.85%) Scala
12 26 (1.46%) ES6
12 26 (1.46%) Java 8
13 25 (1.40%) Ruby
14 21 (1.18%) R
15 20 (1.12%) PL/SQL
16 18 (1.01%) Bash Shell
17 17 (0.95%) C
18 14 (0.78%) Go
19 13 (0.73%) VB
Qualifications
1 117 (6.55%) Degree
2 60 (3.36%) Security Cleared
3 52 (2.91%) SC Cleared
4 17 (0.95%) CISSP
5 16 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (0.67%) CISM
7 12 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (0.67%) PMP
8 11 (0.62%) MCSE
8 11 (0.62%) PMI Certification
9 10 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (0.50%) HND
10 9 (0.50%) ISEB
10 9 (0.50%) ISTQB
10 9 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
10 9 (0.50%) PhD
11 8 (0.45%) ACCA
11 8 (0.45%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.75%) QA
2 37 (2.07%) PMO
3 29 (1.62%) Data Quality
4 27 (1.51%) GDPR
5 18 (1.01%) SLA
6 17 (0.95%) IFRS
7 10 (0.56%) Solvency II
8 8 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.45%) NIST
9 7 (0.39%) COBIT
9 7 (0.39%) MiFID
10 5 (0.28%) PCI DSS
11 4 (0.22%) Basel III
11 4 (0.22%) EMIR
11 4 (0.22%) WCAG
12 3 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.17%) GAAP
12 3 (0.17%) IFRS 9
12 3 (0.17%) PSD2
13 2 (0.11%) NCSC
System Software
1 99 (5.54%) Docker
2 96 (5.38%) Active Directory
3 30 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.95%) XenDesktop
5 14 (0.78%) XenApp
6 12 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.45%) HDFS
8 8 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.39%) Hyper-V
10 6 (0.34%) Xen
11 5 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 5 (0.28%) vSphere
12 4 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.22%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.17%) ProxySG
13 3 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
14 2 (0.11%) KVM
Systems Management
1 76 (4.26%) Kubernetes
2 51 (2.86%) SCCM
3 41 (2.30%) Terraform
4 37 (2.07%) Ansible
5 22 (1.23%) Puppet
6 15 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
8 12 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
9 10 (0.56%) AirWatch
9 10 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
10 7 (0.39%) Cobbler
11 6 (0.34%) Perfmon
12 5 (0.28%) Data Guard
12 5 (0.28%) SCOM
12 5 (0.28%) WSUS
12 5 (0.28%) XenMobile
13 4 (0.22%) Backup Exec
13 4 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
13 4 (0.22%) Nagios
13 4 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 269 (15.06%) Microsoft
2 131 (7.33%) Oracle
3 86 (4.82%) SAP
4 57 (3.19%) VMware
5 46 (2.58%) Citrix
6 36 (2.02%) Google
7 34 (1.90%) Cisco
8 23 (1.29%) Bloomberg
8 23 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
8 23 (1.29%) Tableau
9 20 (1.12%) Adobe
10 19 (1.06%) Reuters
11 16 (0.90%) ServiceNow
11 16 (0.90%) Splunk
12 14 (0.78%) IBM
13 13 (0.73%) Ivanti
13 13 (0.73%) Sybase
14 12 (0.67%) ArcSight
14 12 (0.67%) MuleSoft
14 12 (0.67%) Symantec