Period
to 26 April 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 26 April 2018 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 2,293 1,943 2,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.78% 31.87% 34.28%
As % of the General category 61.44% 60.42% 62.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,820 1,523 1,789
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £350 £330 £313
90th Percentile £719 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 19
City of London median hourly rate £20.25 £21.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.90% -3.33% +25.94%
10th Percentile £12.78 £11.25 £16.49
90th Percentile £22.54 £35.31 £56.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.15% -3.33% +25.94%

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 the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,732 3,216 3,581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 53.34% 52.76% 54.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,937 2,499 2,888
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £321 £300
90th Percentile £713 £675 £669
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 31 30
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.44 £22.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.41% -22.06% +24.77%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.36 £16.03
90th Percentile £48.50 £29.77 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.25 £18.99 £22.13
% change year-on-year +11.90% -14.17% +22.92%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in the City of London

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in the City of London

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the City of London over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in the City of London

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in the City of London

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in the City of London over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in the City of London

Finance
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 26 April 2018. 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
London Bridge -2 18 £550 +4.76%
Moorgate 0 7 £625 -
Finance
Central London

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Finance.

1 751 (32.75%) Banking
2 606 (26.43%) Agile Software Development
3 493 (21.50%) Java
4 385 (16.79%) SQL
5 288 (12.56%) C#
6 247 (10.77%) Microsoft
7 244 (10.64%) JavaScript
8 242 (10.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 228 (9.94%) Project Management
10 227 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
11 226 (9.86%) TDD
12 224 (9.77%) .NET
13 209 (9.11%) Front Office
13 209 (9.11%) SQL Server
14 206 (8.98%) Windows
15 196 (8.55%) Python
16 195 (8.50%) Linux
17 192 (8.37%) DevOps
18 188 (8.20%) Investment Banking
19 174 (7.59%) HTML
19 174 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
20 173 (7.54%) Microsoft Azure
21 166 (7.24%) Oracle
22 165 (7.20%) Unix
22 165 (7.20%) Degree
23 158 (6.89%) Greenfield Project
24 156 (6.80%) AngularJS
25 148 (6.45%) Migration
26 141 (6.15%) Git (software)
27 140 (6.11%) Scrum

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 41 (1.79%) Confluence
2 40 (1.74%) Apache Spark
3 38 (1.66%) SharePoint
4 35 (1.53%) WebSphere
5 34 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
6 25 (1.09%) JBoss
7 24 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
8 23 (1.00%) Apache
8 23 (1.00%) Tomcat
9 21 (0.92%) CMS
9 21 (0.92%) MS Exchange
10 20 (0.87%) MQSeries
11 19 (0.83%) WebLogic
12 18 (0.78%) OpenStack
12 18 (0.78%) SAS
12 18 (0.78%) Skype for Business
13 15 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
14 14 (0.61%) GemFire
15 13 (0.57%) nginx
16 8 (0.35%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 128 (5.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 67 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
3 45 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 34 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
4 34 (1.48%) MS Visio
5 24 (1.05%) Adobe Illustrator
6 23 (1.00%) Photoshop
7 21 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
8 18 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 11 (0.48%) InVision
10 8 (0.35%) OmniGraffle
11 6 (0.26%) UXPin
12 3 (0.13%) InDesign
13 2 (0.087%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.087%) Revit
14 1 (0.044%) Stata
14 1 (0.044%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 25 (1.09%) ION MarketView
2 15 (0.65%) Temenos T24
3 12 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.48%) Actimize
4 11 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
6 9 (0.39%) Elite 3E
6 9 (0.39%) Markit EDM
6 9 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.39%) Workday HCM
7 8 (0.35%) RMDS
8 6 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
8 6 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 6 (0.26%) SAP CO
8 6 (0.26%) SAP FI
8 6 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
9 5 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.22%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 173 (7.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 133 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (2.18%) Office 365
4 33 (1.44%) PaaS
5 30 (1.31%) npm
6 28 (1.22%) SaaS
7 26 (1.13%) IaaS
8 18 (0.78%) GitHub
9 15 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 14 (0.61%) Serverless
11 12 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (0.52%) Route 53
12 11 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
13 10 (0.44%) Amazon S3
14 9 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 9 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
14 9 (0.39%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 80 (3.49%) Firewall
2 35 (1.53%) Internet
3 29 (1.26%) WAN
4 28 (1.22%) Network Security
5 27 (1.18%) LAN
6 25 (1.09%) HTTP
7 23 (1.00%) Intranet
8 20 (0.87%) Skype
9 19 (0.83%) DNS
9 19 (0.83%) TCP/IP
10 16 (0.70%) Wireless
11 15 (0.65%) Unified Communications
12 14 (0.61%) SMS
13 13 (0.57%) FTP
13 13 (0.57%) SSL
14 12 (0.52%) Cisco IOS
14 12 (0.52%) DHCP
14 12 (0.52%) SAN
15 11 (0.48%) MPLS
15 11 (0.48%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (9.11%) SQL Server
2 79 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 68 (2.97%) Big Data
4 63 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
5 59 (2.57%) Hadoop
6 56 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 53 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 46 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 45 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
10 44 (1.92%) MySQL
11 43 (1.88%) SQL Server 2014
12 39 (1.70%) NoSQL
13 37 (1.61%) KDB
14 34 (1.48%) Apache Hive
15 32 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
15 32 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 30 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
17 28 (1.22%) Blockchain
18 27 (1.18%) RDBMS
19 26 (1.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 141 (6.15%) Git (software)
2 117 (5.10%) Jenkins
2 117 (5.10%) JIRA
3 111 (4.84%) Maven
4 70 (3.05%) TeamCity
5 60 (2.62%) Selenium
6 50 (2.18%) Cucumber
7 45 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 43 (1.88%) Subversion
9 37 (1.61%) Visual Studio
10 30 (1.31%) Visual Studio Team System
11 29 (1.26%) NUnit
12 28 (1.22%) Eclipse
13 22 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
14 21 (0.92%) JUnit
14 21 (0.92%) MSTest
14 21 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
14 21 (0.92%) SpecFlow
15 18 (0.78%) Gradle
16 16 (0.70%) webpack
General
1 751 (32.75%) Banking
2 209 (9.11%) Front Office
3 188 (8.20%) Investment Banking
4 131 (5.71%) Financial Institution
5 70 (3.05%) Legal
6 67 (2.92%) Marketing
7 65 (2.83%) Retail Banking
8 64 (2.79%) Retail
9 47 (2.05%) Telecoms
10 42 (1.83%) Back Office
11 30 (1.31%) Advertising
12 27 (1.18%) Games
13 23 (1.00%) Law
14 12 (0.52%) Manufacturing
14 12 (0.52%) Publishing
15 11 (0.48%) Electronics
15 11 (0.48%) International Banking
16 9 (0.39%) General Ledger
17 8 (0.35%) Billing
18 6 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 714 (31.14%) Developer
2 373 (16.27%) Analyst
3 214 (9.33%) Java Developer
4 169 (7.37%) Project Manager
5 166 (7.24%) Business Analyst
6 150 (6.54%) C# Developer
7 145 (6.32%) Senior Developer
8 119 (5.19%) Architect
9 87 (3.79%) DevOps Engineer
10 84 (3.66%) Consultant
11 82 (3.58%) .NET Developer
12 69 (3.01%) Senior Java Developer
13 59 (2.57%) Solutions Architect
14 57 (2.49%) C# .NET Developer
15 46 (2.01%) Angular Developer
15 46 (2.01%) JavaScript Developer
16 41 (1.79%) Python Developer
17 40 (1.74%) SQL Developer
18 39 (1.70%) Designer
19 37 (1.61%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (9.77%) .NET
2 174 (7.59%) HTML
3 156 (6.80%) AngularJS
4 109 (4.75%) CSS
5 103 (4.49%) REST
6 95 (4.14%) Web Services
7 91 (3.97%) React
8 84 (3.66%) HTML5
9 79 (3.45%) Spring
10 77 (3.36%) Node.js
11 68 (2.97%) RESTful
12 61 (2.66%) XML
13 57 (2.49%) WPF
14 53 (2.31%) WCF
15 48 (2.09%) ASP.NET
15 48 (2.09%) J2EE
16 47 (2.05%) .NET Framework
16 47 (2.05%) FIX Protocol
17 43 (1.88%) jQuery
18 41 (1.79%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 227 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
2 158 (6.89%) Greenfield Project
3 110 (4.80%) Fixed Income
4 104 (4.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 90 (3.92%) User Experience
6 77 (3.36%) Derivative
7 71 (3.10%) Management Information System
8 70 (3.05%) Mobile App
9 69 (3.01%) Computer Science
10 66 (2.88%) Hedge funds
11 58 (2.53%) Fintech
12 54 (2.35%) Data Centre
13 49 (2.14%) Equities
14 36 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
15 30 (1.31%) Algorithms
16 29 (1.26%) Credit Risk
16 29 (1.26%) Market Risk
17 26 (1.13%) SWIFT
18 24 (1.05%) Blackberry
19 23 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 206 (8.98%) Windows
2 195 (8.50%) Linux
3 165 (7.20%) Unix
4 58 (2.53%) Windows Server
5 39 (1.70%) Windows 10
6 37 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (1.40%) Windows 7
8 28 (1.22%) Apple iOS
9 21 (0.92%) Android
10 20 (0.87%) AIX
10 20 (0.87%) Solaris
10 20 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.31%) VMS
13 5 (0.22%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.17%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.17%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.17%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 606 (26.43%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (10.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 228 (9.94%) Project Management
4 226 (9.86%) TDD
5 192 (8.37%) DevOps
6 174 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
7 148 (6.45%) Migration
8 140 (6.11%) Scrum
9 131 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
10 128 (5.58%) Business Analysis
11 124 (5.41%) Risk Management
12 121 (5.28%) Asset Management
13 119 (5.19%) Change Management
14 113 (4.93%) OO
15 111 (4.84%) Analytics
16 108 (4.71%) ITIL
17 105 (4.58%) Business Intelligence
18 104 (4.54%) SDLC
19 95 (4.14%) Multithreading
20 93 (4.06%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 493 (21.50%) Java
2 385 (16.79%) SQL
3 288 (12.56%) C#
4 244 (10.64%) JavaScript
5 196 (8.55%) Python
6 110 (4.80%) Java 8
7 69 (3.01%) PowerShell
8 64 (2.79%) VBA
9 63 (2.75%) C++
10 52 (2.27%) Ruby
11 41 (1.79%) Bash Shell
12 38 (1.66%) Perl
13 35 (1.53%) Scala
14 34 (1.48%) R
15 33 (1.44%) TypeScript
16 31 (1.35%) T-SQL
17 26 (1.13%) ES6
17 26 (1.13%) VB.NET
18 23 (1.00%) PL/SQL
19 21 (0.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 165 (7.20%) Degree
2 49 (2.14%) CISSP
3 38 (1.66%) PMI Certification
4 37 (1.61%) PMP
5 32 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (1.26%) Security Cleared
7 27 (1.18%) CISM
8 22 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (0.96%) SC Cleared
9 21 (0.92%) CISA
10 20 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
11 19 (0.83%) ISEB
11 19 (0.83%) MCSE
12 18 (0.78%) PhD
13 16 (0.70%) CCNP
13 16 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 14 (0.61%) CCNA
14 14 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
15 13 (0.57%) CCIE
15 13 (0.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (4.27%) QA
2 64 (2.79%) GDPR
3 62 (2.70%) PMO
4 23 (1.00%) MiFID
5 20 (0.87%) SLA
6 18 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 17 (0.74%) SEPA
8 14 (0.61%) EMIR
9 13 (0.57%) COBIT
10 12 (0.52%) Solvency II
11 10 (0.44%) IFRS
12 9 (0.39%) Data Quality
12 9 (0.39%) PSD2
13 7 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (0.22%) GCP
14 5 (0.22%) IFRS 9
14 5 (0.22%) ISO 20022
14 5 (0.22%) TARGET2
15 3 (0.13%) COREP
15 3 (0.13%) FATCA
System Software
1 96 (4.19%) Active Directory
2 74 (3.23%) Docker
3 30 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.74%) HDFS
5 16 (0.70%) XenApp
6 12 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
6 12 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (0.52%) XenDesktop
7 11 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (0.35%) vSphere
9 6 (0.26%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.17%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.13%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 3 (0.13%) NFS
11 3 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.13%) Xen
12 2 (0.087%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.087%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 73 (3.18%) Ansible
2 60 (2.62%) Puppet
3 47 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
4 42 (1.83%) Kubernetes
5 30 (1.31%) SCCM
6 25 (1.09%) Terraform
7 20 (0.87%) Docker Swarm
8 7 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (0.31%) NetBackup
9 6 (0.26%) Backup Exec
9 6 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.26%) Kibana
9 6 (0.26%) Mesos
9 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.22%) CASB
10 5 (0.22%) EMC VPLEX
10 5 (0.22%) HP ALM
10 5 (0.22%) PingFederate
10 5 (0.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 247 (10.77%) Microsoft
2 166 (7.24%) Oracle
3 65 (2.83%) Cisco
4 53 (2.31%) SAP
5 52 (2.27%) Citrix
6 49 (2.14%) VMware
7 41 (1.79%) Splunk
8 39 (1.70%) Sybase
9 38 (1.66%) Adobe
10 37 (1.61%) IBM
10 37 (1.61%) Red Hat
11 36 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
12 35 (1.53%) TIBCO
13 33 (1.44%) Bloomberg
14 30 (1.31%) Tableau
15 29 (1.26%) CheckPoint
16 28 (1.22%) ServiceNow
17 27 (1.18%) ION Trading
18 25 (1.09%) Reuters
19 21 (0.92%) Workday