Period
to

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 23 May 2022 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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 1,238 848 981
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 27.83% 27.38% 25.15%
As % of the General category 48.97% 45.64% 44.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 828 556 667
10th Percentile £350 £400 £330
25th Percentile £492 £470 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £510
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +7.84% -2.86%
75th Percentile £688 £675 £613
90th Percentile £788 £725 £688
London median daily rate £600 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 11
10th Percentile £20.76 - £14.00
25th Percentile - £8.00 £17.39
Median hourly rate £21.00 £14.47 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +45.18% -31.12% +15.51%
75th Percentile £26.00 £20.00 £34.64
90th Percentile £43.40 £24.40 £47.75
London median hourly rate £44.50 £26.65 £24.90
% change year-on-year +66.98% +7.03% +27.69%

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 2,528 1,858 2,219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 56.82% 59.99% 56.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,852 1,313 1,590
10th Percentile £339 £358 £288
25th Percentile £463 £444 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £550 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £688 £644 £600
90th Percentile £781 £719 £688
London median daily rate £578 £530 £525
% change year-on-year +9.05% +0.95% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 44
10th Percentile £18.50 £8.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £21.00 £12.50 £13.69
Median hourly rate £40.50 £17.50 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +131.43% -6.42% -
75th Percentile £51.75 £24.38 £36.29
90th Percentile £63.15 £30.88 £42.80
London median hourly rate £35.50 £27.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +29.09% +19.57% +15.00%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
City of London +2 1,209 £587 +6.64% 378
City of Westminster +4 3 £669 -
Southwark +1 3 £800 +33.33%
West End of London -9 3 £600 - 7
Camden -12 1 £625 +257.14% 8
Finance
London

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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.

1 386 (31.18%) Agile
2 322 (26.01%) Social Skills
3 314 (25.36%) Banking
4 193 (15.59%) SQL
5 190 (15.35%) Financial Institution
6 180 (14.54%) Azure
7 167 (13.49%) Microsoft
8 166 (13.41%) Java
9 155 (12.52%) AWS
10 151 (12.20%) DevOps
11 146 (11.79%) Python
12 145 (11.71%) Legal
13 141 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
14 135 (10.90%) Project Management
15 126 (10.18%) GDPR
16 124 (10.02%) Migration
17 123 (9.94%) CI/CD
18 121 (9.77%) Data Protection
19 119 (9.61%) Problem-Solving
20 117 (9.45%) Hedge funds
21 104 (8.40%) Front Office
21 104 (8.40%) Microservices
22 100 (8.08%) Scrum
23 97 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
24 94 (7.59%) Windows
25 88 (7.11%) Project Delivery
26 86 (6.95%) Analytics
27 82 (6.62%) Linux
27 82 (6.62%) Oracle
28 81 (6.54%) Degree

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 36 (2.91%) Confluence
1 36 (2.91%) SharePoint
2 26 (2.10%) Apache Spark
3 13 (1.05%) Tomcat
4 12 (0.97%) MS Exchange
5 11 (0.89%) WebLogic
6 10 (0.81%) Apache Airflow
7 6 (0.48%) CMS
8 5 (0.40%) Apache
8 5 (0.40%) Luigi
9 4 (0.32%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.32%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (0.32%) JBoss
9 4 (0.32%) SAS
9 4 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.24%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.24%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 62 (5.01%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (4.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (1.37%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.81%) Sketch
7 6 (0.48%) InVision
8 4 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.24%) UserZoom
10 1 (0.081%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.081%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.081%) Marvel
10 1 (0.081%) Snagit
10 1 (0.081%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.73%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.40%) SAP CO
3 5 (0.40%) SAP FI
3 5 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (0.40%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.32%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.24%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.24%) Workday HCM
5 3 (0.24%) Workfront
6 2 (0.16%) Cloudability
6 2 (0.16%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.16%) FINCAD Analytics
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.16%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
6 2 (0.16%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 180 (14.54%) Azure
2 155 (12.52%) AWS
3 72 (5.82%) Microsoft 365
4 48 (3.88%) Serverless
5 46 (3.72%) GCP
6 41 (3.31%) SaaS
7 39 (3.15%) Power Platform
8 29 (2.34%) PaaS
9 25 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
9 25 (2.02%) AWS Lambda
10 24 (1.94%) IaaS
11 20 (1.62%) Amazon S3
12 16 (1.29%) OpenShift
13 15 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
14 13 (1.05%) AWS CodeBuild
14 13 (1.05%) AWS CodePipeline
14 13 (1.05%) GitHub
15 12 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
15 12 (0.97%) Figma
16 11 (0.89%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.91%) Firewall
2 33 (2.67%) DNS
3 24 (1.94%) TCP/IP
4 21 (1.70%) DHCP
5 18 (1.45%) WAN
6 16 (1.29%) NX-OS
7 11 (0.89%) Network Security
7 11 (0.89%) SD-WAN
8 10 (0.81%) LAN
8 10 (0.81%) MPLS
8 10 (0.81%) VPN
9 9 (0.73%) SSH
10 8 (0.65%) SAN
11 7 (0.57%) Skype
11 7 (0.57%) Wireless
12 6 (0.48%) Internet
12 6 (0.48%) SSL
12 6 (0.48%) VoIP
12 6 (0.48%) WebEx
13 5 (0.40%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (5.82%) SQL Server
2 53 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
3 45 (3.63%) Big Data
4 32 (2.58%) Relational Database
5 31 (2.50%) Power BI
6 30 (2.42%) NoSQL
7 22 (1.78%) MySQL
8 21 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
9 20 (1.62%) Data Lake
9 20 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (1.45%) Hadoop
11 17 (1.37%) RDBMS
12 16 (1.29%) Oracle Database
13 15 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (0.97%) DB2
14 12 (0.97%) Metadata
15 11 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 9 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 8 (0.65%) Apache Hive
17 8 (0.65%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 72 (5.82%) JIRA
2 64 (5.17%) Git (software)
3 63 (5.09%) Jenkins
4 31 (2.50%) TeamCity
5 23 (1.86%) GitLab
6 18 (1.45%) Bitbucket
7 13 (1.05%) Eclipse
7 13 (1.05%) Visual Studio
8 11 (0.89%) JUnit
8 11 (0.89%) Maven
9 9 (0.73%) Selenium
10 8 (0.65%) IntelliJ
10 8 (0.65%) kappa
11 7 (0.57%) PowerDesigner
11 7 (0.57%) webpack
12 6 (0.48%) Gradle
12 6 (0.48%) SonarQube
12 6 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.40%) Artifactory
13 5 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 322 (26.01%) Social Skills
2 314 (25.36%) Banking
3 190 (15.35%) Financial Institution
4 145 (11.71%) Legal
5 104 (8.40%) Front Office
6 97 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
7 74 (5.98%) Investment Banking
8 42 (3.39%) Presentation Skills
9 39 (3.15%) Retail
10 30 (2.42%) Influencing Skills
11 24 (1.94%) Back Office
12 23 (1.86%) Organisational Skills
13 22 (1.78%) Documentation Skills
14 21 (1.70%) Marketing
15 19 (1.53%) Retail Banking
16 18 (1.45%) French Language
17 12 (0.97%) Advertising
18 11 (0.89%) Billing
18 11 (0.89%) Law
19 10 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 260 (21.00%) Developer
2 223 (18.01%) Analyst
3 115 (9.29%) Project Manager
4 104 (8.40%) Architect
5 89 (7.19%) Java Developer
6 80 (6.46%) Business Analyst
7 47 (3.80%) Consultant
8 45 (3.63%) Senior Developer
9 40 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
10 36 (2.91%) C# Developer
11 33 (2.67%) Support Engineer
12 32 (2.58%) IT Manager
13 31 (2.50%) Cloud Engineer
14 28 (2.26%) Solutions Architect
15 27 (2.18%) Network Engineer
16 26 (2.10%) Data Analyst
16 26 (2.10%) IT Project Manager
17 25 (2.02%) Designer
17 25 (2.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 25 (2.02%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (4.93%) .NET
2 56 (4.52%) Kafka
3 51 (4.12%) HTML
4 48 (3.88%) AngularJS
5 42 (3.39%) Spring
6 40 (3.23%) React
7 36 (2.91%) CSS
7 36 (2.91%) REST
8 32 (2.58%) HTML5
9 30 (2.42%) RESTful
10 27 (2.18%) Node.js
11 26 (2.10%) Spring Boot
12 24 (1.94%) .NET Framework
13 22 (1.78%) ASP.NET
14 20 (1.62%) Middleware
14 20 (1.62%) WPF
15 17 (1.37%) JSON
16 15 (1.21%) XML
17 13 (1.05%) Web Services
18 12 (0.97%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 117 (9.45%) Hedge funds
2 51 (4.12%) Data Centre
3 45 (3.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 42 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 42 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
5 37 (2.99%) Public Cloud
6 35 (2.83%) Derivative
7 33 (2.67%) User Experience
8 27 (2.18%) Equities
9 24 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
10 23 (1.86%) Credit Risk
11 21 (1.70%) Virtual Team
12 20 (1.62%) Market Risk
13 19 (1.53%) Fixed Income
14 17 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (1.21%) Cloud Native
16 14 (1.13%) Mobile App
17 13 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
18 12 (0.97%) Data Structures
18 12 (0.97%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 94 (7.59%) Windows
2 82 (6.62%) Linux
3 38 (3.07%) Unix
4 26 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (1.94%) Windows 7
6 17 (1.37%) Windows 10
7 8 (0.65%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.48%) Android
9 5 (0.40%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.32%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.32%) CentOS
11 3 (0.24%) VMS
11 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.081%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.081%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.081%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.081%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (31.18%) Agile
2 151 (12.20%) DevOps
3 141 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 135 (10.90%) Project Management
5 124 (10.02%) Migration
6 123 (9.94%) CI/CD
7 121 (9.77%) Data Protection
8 119 (9.61%) Problem-Solving
9 104 (8.40%) Microservices
10 100 (8.08%) Scrum
11 88 (7.11%) Project Delivery
12 86 (6.95%) Analytics
13 78 (6.30%) AOP
13 78 (6.30%) Risk Management
14 77 (6.22%) Software Engineering
15 62 (5.01%) Business Intelligence
16 61 (4.93%) Infrastructure as Code
16 61 (4.93%) TDD
17 58 (4.68%) SDLC
18 56 (4.52%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 193 (15.59%) SQL
2 166 (13.41%) Java
3 146 (11.79%) Python
4 76 (6.14%) C#
5 61 (4.93%) PowerShell
6 57 (4.60%) JavaScript
7 38 (3.07%) C++
8 28 (2.26%) Bash
9 23 (1.86%) TypeScript
10 22 (1.78%) Scala
11 19 (1.53%) C
12 16 (1.29%) PL/SQL
13 15 (1.21%) Shell Script
14 14 (1.13%) T-SQL
15 12 (0.97%) Perl
16 10 (0.81%) VBA
17 9 (0.73%) ES6
17 9 (0.73%) Go
17 9 (0.73%) Ruby
18 8 (0.65%) R
Qualifications
1 81 (6.54%) Degree
2 31 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 25 (2.02%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (1.29%) PMI Certification
6 13 (1.05%) PMP
7 12 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (0.65%) AWS Certification
8 8 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (0.65%) CISSP
9 7 (0.57%) CCNP
9 7 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
10 6 (0.48%) PhD
11 5 (0.40%) ACCA
11 5 (0.40%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (0.32%) CISM
12 4 (0.32%) RHCA
13 3 (0.24%) CIMA
13 3 (0.24%) CISA
13 3 (0.24%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (10.18%) GDPR
2 54 (4.36%) PMO
3 42 (3.39%) QA
4 17 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (1.21%) Data Quality
6 14 (1.13%) Accessibility
7 11 (0.89%) IFRS
7 11 (0.89%) SLA
8 9 (0.73%) GRC
8 9 (0.73%) IFRS 17
8 9 (0.73%) NIST
9 6 (0.48%) COBIT
10 5 (0.40%) MiFID
10 5 (0.40%) PCI DSS
11 4 (0.32%) P3O
12 3 (0.24%) PMBOK
12 3 (0.24%) Solvency II
12 3 (0.24%) WCAG
13 2 (0.16%) ISO 20022
14 1 (0.081%) SEPA
System Software
1 58 (4.68%) Active Directory
2 57 (4.60%) Docker
3 24 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.97%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.48%) vSphere
7 5 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.24%) XenApp
10 2 (0.16%) Firmware
10 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.081%) NFS
11 1 (0.081%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.081%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 59 (4.77%) Terraform
2 46 (3.72%) Kubernetes
3 36 (2.91%) Ansible
4 25 (2.02%) Microsoft Intune
5 17 (1.37%) SCCM
6 9 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.73%) Puppet
7 8 (0.65%) Control-M
8 7 (0.57%) Packer
9 6 (0.48%) Grafana
10 5 (0.40%) BladeLogic
10 5 (0.40%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 5 (0.40%) Icinga
10 5 (0.40%) NetBackup
10 5 (0.40%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 4 (0.32%) Red Hat Satellite
11 4 (0.32%) SCOM
11 4 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (0.32%) WMI
Vendors
1 167 (13.49%) Microsoft
2 82 (6.62%) Oracle
3 57 (4.60%) Cisco
4 36 (2.91%) SAP
5 34 (2.75%) VMware
6 28 (2.26%) Google
7 25 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
8 23 (1.86%) Juniper
9 22 (1.78%) Citrix
10 21 (1.70%) F5
10 21 (1.70%) ServiceNow
11 20 (1.62%) Red Hat
12 19 (1.53%) Arista
13 17 (1.37%) Bloomberg
14 16 (1.29%) DevExpress
14 16 (1.29%) Fortinet
14 16 (1.29%) IBM
14 16 (1.29%) Palo Alto
15 14 (1.13%) Splunk
16 13 (1.05%) BMC