Period
to 18 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Fintech skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Fintech over the 6 months to 18 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in 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 Technology (FinTech)
London > Central London
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 69 82 120
Rank change year-on-year +13 +38 +20
Contract jobs citing Fintech 192 267 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 3.22% 3.01% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.66% 3.37% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 231 159
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £375 £420 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £678
London median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - - £20.00

Fintech is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,240 7,928 7,861
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 87.79% 89.24% 89.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,904 6,048 6,137
Central London median daily rate £503 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.95% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £513 £513 £500
% change year-on-year - +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 75 89
Central London median hourly rate £21.56 £20.65 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +0.71% +5.34%
10th Percentile £13.40 £13.00 £11.81
90th Percentile £50.09 £37.09 £46.45
London median hourly rate £26.48 £25.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.87% +12.22% -10.00%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Fintech as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Fintech in Central London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Fintech in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Fintech in Central London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Fintech in Central London over the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Fintech in Central London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fintech in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Fintech in Central London

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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 Fintech within the Central London region over the 6 months to 18 February 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 +15 166 £550 - 268
City of Westminster - 5 £475 -
Southwark +42 2 £475 -9.52% 1
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London

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Fintech 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 Fintech.

1 65 (33.85%) Finance
2 55 (28.65%) Java
3 53 (27.60%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (23.44%) DevOps
5 35 (18.23%) Microservices
5 35 (18.23%) Azure
6 34 (17.71%) Kubernetes
6 34 (17.71%) Greenfield Project
7 32 (16.67%) TDD
8 30 (15.63%) C#
9 29 (15.10%) JavaScript
10 28 (14.58%) AWS
10 28 (14.58%) Docker
11 27 (14.06%) Banking
12 25 (13.02%) SQL
13 24 (12.50%) .NET
14 22 (11.46%) Python
14 22 (11.46%) Scrum
14 22 (11.46%) Spring
14 22 (11.46%) React
15 18 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (9.38%) HTML
16 17 (8.85%) Project Management
16 17 (8.85%) SDLC
17 16 (8.33%) Software Engineering
17 16 (8.33%) RESTful
18 13 (6.77%) CSS
19 12 (6.25%) User Experience
19 12 (6.25%) Node.js
19 12 (6.25%) REST

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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 6 (3.13%) Confluence
2 4 (2.08%) CMS
3 3 (1.56%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.04%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.52%) Apache
5 1 (0.52%) SAS
5 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (1.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.52%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.52%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Magento
1 1 (0.52%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.52%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 35 (18.23%) Azure
2 28 (14.58%) AWS
3 9 (4.69%) GCP
4 5 (2.60%) Apigee
4 5 (2.60%) PaaS
5 4 (2.08%) Power Platform
5 4 (2.08%) Serverless
6 2 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.04%) SaaS
6 2 (1.04%) Sumo Logic
7 1 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.52%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (0.52%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.52%) AWS CodePipeline
7 1 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.52%) GitHub
7 1 (0.52%) Route 53
7 1 (0.52%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.56%) Internet
2 1 (0.52%) Firewall
2 1 (0.52%) HTTP
2 1 (0.52%) LAN
2 1 (0.52%) SSL
2 1 (0.52%) VPN
2 1 (0.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.69%) MySQL
2 8 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.60%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (2.60%) Blockchain
4 5 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.08%) Big Data
5 4 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.08%) Power BI
5 4 (2.08%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.56%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.56%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.04%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.04%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.52%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.52%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 11 (5.73%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.65%) JIRA
4 6 (3.13%) TeamCity
4 6 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (2.08%) Selenium
5 4 (2.08%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.56%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.56%) Mockito
6 3 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.56%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.04%) Fiddler
7 2 (1.04%) Flyway
7 2 (1.04%) Postman
7 2 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.04%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.52%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.52%) git-flow
8 1 (0.52%) GitLab
8 1 (0.52%) Gradle
General
1 65 (33.85%) Finance
2 27 (14.06%) Banking
3 7 (3.65%) Games
4 5 (2.60%) Marketing
5 4 (2.08%) Legal
6 2 (1.04%) Advertising
7 1 (0.52%) Front Office
7 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 81 (42.19%) Developer
2 25 (13.02%) Java Developer
3 21 (10.94%) DevOps Engineer
4 19 (9.90%) React Developer
5 15 (7.81%) Full Stack Developer
6 11 (5.73%) Java Engineer
6 11 (5.73%) JavaScript Developer
7 10 (5.21%) Analyst
8 9 (4.69%) .NET Developer
9 8 (4.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 8 (4.17%) Java Developer - Fintech
9 8 (4.17%) Project Manager
9 8 (4.17%) Senior Developer
10 7 (3.65%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 7 (3.65%) Azure Engineer
10 7 (3.65%) Business Analyst
10 7 (3.65%) Consultant
11 6 (3.13%) .NET Developer - Fintech
11 6 (3.13%) Designer
12 5 (2.60%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.50%) .NET
2 22 (11.46%) React
2 22 (11.46%) Spring
3 18 (9.38%) HTML
4 16 (8.33%) RESTful
5 13 (6.77%) CSS
6 12 (6.25%) AngularJS
6 12 (6.25%) Node.js
6 12 (6.25%) REST
7 11 (5.73%) Web Services
8 10 (5.21%) Spring Boot
9 9 (4.69%) FIX Protocol
10 8 (4.17%) .NET Core
10 8 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (3.13%) GraphQL
11 6 (3.13%) JSON
12 5 (2.60%) Kafka
12 5 (2.60%) OAuth
12 5 (2.60%) Redux
12 5 (2.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (17.71%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (6.25%) User Experience
4 9 (4.69%) Fixed Income
5 8 (4.17%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (2.08%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.56%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.56%) Wiki
9 2 (1.04%) Bitcoin
9 2 (1.04%) Contract for Difference
9 2 (1.04%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.04%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (1.04%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.04%) Replication
9 2 (1.04%) RIA
9 2 (1.04%) Spread Betting
9 2 (1.04%) State Machine
10 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.17%) Linux
2 3 (1.56%) Android
3 2 (1.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (27.60%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (23.44%) DevOps
3 35 (18.23%) Microservices
4 32 (16.67%) TDD
5 22 (11.46%) Scrum
6 17 (8.85%) Project Management
6 17 (8.85%) SDLC
7 16 (8.33%) Software Engineering
8 12 (6.25%) Front End Development
9 11 (5.73%) BDD
9 11 (5.73%) Test Automation
10 10 (5.21%) Web Development
11 9 (4.69%) Kanban
11 9 (4.69%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (4.17%) Actionable Insight
12 8 (4.17%) Critical Thinking
12 8 (4.17%) Financial Modelling
12 8 (4.17%) Waterfall
13 7 (3.65%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (3.65%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 55 (28.65%) Java
2 30 (15.63%) C#
3 29 (15.10%) JavaScript
4 25 (13.02%) SQL
5 22 (11.46%) Python
6 7 (3.65%) Kotlin
6 7 (3.65%) TypeScript
7 6 (3.13%) Ruby
7 6 (3.13%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.60%) Java 8
8 5 (2.60%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.60%) Scala
9 4 (2.08%) C++
9 4 (2.08%) Go
9 4 (2.08%) PHP
10 3 (1.56%) Perl
11 2 (1.04%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.04%) R
12 1 (0.52%) ES6
12 1 (0.52%) ES7
Qualifications
1 5 (2.60%) Degree
2 2 (1.04%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.52%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.52%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.52%) MCSA
3 1 (0.52%) MCSE
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.17%) QA
2 3 (1.56%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.56%) GDPR
3 2 (1.04%) PMO
4 1 (0.52%) Basel III
4 1 (0.52%) IFRS
4 1 (0.52%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 28 (14.58%) Docker
2 2 (1.04%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 34 (17.71%) Kubernetes
2 10 (5.21%) Terraform
3 8 (4.17%) Ansible
4 5 (2.60%) Istio
4 5 (2.60%) Rancher
5 3 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.56%) Puppet
6 1 (0.52%) MIIS
Vendors
1 8 (4.17%) Google
2 7 (3.65%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.60%) Atlassian
4 3 (1.56%) Splunk
5 2 (1.04%) Apple
6 1 (0.52%) Adobe
6 1 (0.52%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.52%) Cisco
6 1 (0.52%) Demandware
6 1 (0.52%) FXall
6 1 (0.52%) Greenplum
6 1 (0.52%) HubSpot
6 1 (0.52%) hybris
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle
6 1 (0.52%) Palo Alto
6 1 (0.52%) Reuters
6 1 (0.52%) WooCommerce
6 1 (0.52%) Zend