Period
to 14 October 2019

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 14 October 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 1,736 2,243 2,331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 28.94% 32.32% 34.35%
As % of the General category 60.89% 61.17% 59.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,313 1,730 1,909
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £370 £350 £338
90th Percentile £700 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 36 12
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +24.67% -31.03%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.00 £11.83
90th Percentile £33.95 £25.50 £42.14
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £18.10
% change year-on-year +12.30% +3.31% -16.78%

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 2,851 3,667 3,896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 47.53% 52.84% 57.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,161 2,835 3,127
City of London median daily rate £520 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.95% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £325
90th Percentile £700 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 71 37
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -7.32% +2.50%
10th Percentile £12.16 £13.00 £12.73
90th Percentile £41.50 £37.09 £33.25
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +10.53% +1.60% -6.50%

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 14 October 2019.

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 14 October 2019.

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 14 October 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
London Bridge +1 61 £525 -4.55% 2
Moorgate 0 43 £500 -9.09%
Finance
Central London

For the 6 months to 14 October 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 City of London region with a requirement for Finance.

1 453 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 389 (22.41%) Banking
3 277 (15.96%) SQL
4 273 (15.73%) Microsoft
5 272 (15.67%) Java
6 260 (14.98%) Windows
7 214 (12.33%) Azure
8 202 (11.64%) Python
9 195 (11.23%) SQL Server
10 173 (9.97%) C#
11 171 (9.85%) DevOps
12 153 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
13 150 (8.64%) .NET
14 146 (8.41%) AWS
15 144 (8.29%) JavaScript
16 138 (7.95%) Migration
17 134 (7.72%) Project Management
18 131 (7.55%) Windows 10
19 128 (7.37%) Microservices
20 123 (7.09%) Degree
21 121 (6.97%) TDD
22 119 (6.85%) Linux
23 117 (6.74%) Active Directory
24 116 (6.68%) Office 365
25 110 (6.34%) AngularJS
25 110 (6.34%) Problem-Solving
26 108 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
27 107 (6.16%) Front Office
28 103 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
29 100 (5.76%) Big Data

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 74 (4.26%) Apache Spark
2 42 (2.42%) Confluence
3 35 (2.02%) Apache
4 34 (1.96%) SharePoint
5 25 (1.44%) MS Exchange
6 22 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
7 20 (1.15%) IIS
8 18 (1.04%) Apache Airflow
9 17 (0.98%) Skype for Business
10 13 (0.75%) JBoss
11 10 (0.58%) SAS
11 10 (0.58%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.58%) WebSphere
12 9 (0.52%) Jetty
13 8 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 7 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
14 7 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.35%) CMS
15 6 (0.35%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
15 6 (0.35%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 79 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 77 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (1.73%) MS Visio
5 19 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.58%) Sketch
6 10 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.35%) InVision
7 6 (0.35%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.12%) Snagit
10 1 (0.058%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.058%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.058%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 38 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
2 14 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
3 13 (0.75%) Elite 3E
4 12 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
5 11 (0.63%) Actimize
5 11 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
5 11 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
6 10 (0.58%) Oracle Assets
6 10 (0.58%) Oracle Cash Management
7 9 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
7 9 (0.52%) Oracle FAH
7 9 (0.52%) Oracle iProcurement
8 8 (0.46%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 8 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
9 7 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 7 (0.40%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 6 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
11 5 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
11 5 (0.29%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 214 (12.33%) Azure
2 146 (8.41%) AWS
3 116 (6.68%) Office 365
4 56 (3.23%) Power Platform
5 40 (2.30%) GCP
6 37 (2.13%) Serverless
7 32 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
8 27 (1.56%) Amazon S3
9 24 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
9 24 (1.38%) PaaS
10 21 (1.21%) IaaS
11 19 (1.09%) Azure Data Factory
11 19 (1.09%) SaaS
12 18 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
12 18 (1.04%) GitHub
13 16 (0.92%) OpenShift
14 12 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 11 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
15 11 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
16 10 (0.58%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 50 (2.88%) Firewall
2 43 (2.48%) DNS
3 25 (1.44%) DHCP
3 25 (1.44%) Skype
3 25 (1.44%) WAN
4 24 (1.38%) LAN
5 21 (1.21%) Internet
6 20 (1.15%) VPN
7 17 (0.98%) Network Security
7 17 (0.98%) TCP/IP
8 12 (0.69%) SAN
9 11 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
10 10 (0.58%) HTTP
10 10 (0.58%) Wireless
11 9 (0.52%) Multicast
12 8 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (0.46%) Intranet
12 8 (0.46%) NetScaler
13 7 (0.40%) Kerberos
13 7 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (11.23%) SQL Server
2 100 (5.76%) Big Data
3 91 (5.24%) Data Warehouse
4 60 (3.46%) Hadoop
5 55 (3.17%) Power BI
6 53 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 53 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 37 (2.13%) MySQL
8 35 (2.02%) NoSQL
8 35 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 30 (1.73%) Apache Hive
10 25 (1.44%) Relational Database
11 22 (1.27%) Data Lake
12 21 (1.21%) MongoDB
12 21 (1.21%) Star Schema
13 19 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
13 19 (1.09%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 19 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
13 19 (1.09%) SQL Server 2017
14 18 (1.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 90 (5.18%) JIRA
2 55 (3.17%) Git (software)
3 48 (2.76%) Jenkins
4 29 (1.67%) TeamCity
5 27 (1.56%) Visual Studio
6 22 (1.27%) Selenium
7 17 (0.98%) Cucumber
8 14 (0.81%) Maven
9 12 (0.69%) MSI
9 12 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
9 12 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (0.63%) NUnit
10 11 (0.63%) Subversion
10 11 (0.63%) webpack
11 10 (0.58%) JUnit
11 10 (0.58%) SpecFlow
12 8 (0.46%) Eclipse
12 8 (0.46%) Jasmine
13 7 (0.40%) Travis CI
General
1 389 (22.41%) Banking
2 107 (6.16%) Front Office
3 83 (4.78%) Investment Banking
4 81 (4.67%) Financial Institution
5 54 (3.11%) Advertising
6 49 (2.82%) Public Sector
7 46 (2.65%) Back Office
8 43 (2.48%) Retail
9 38 (2.19%) Marketing
10 37 (2.13%) Legal
11 29 (1.67%) Retail Banking
12 27 (1.56%) Telecoms
13 23 (1.32%) Manufacturing
14 21 (1.21%) Electronics
14 21 (1.21%) Law
15 13 (0.75%) Games
16 11 (0.63%) International Banking
17 9 (0.52%) General Ledger
18 8 (0.46%) Publishing
19 4 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 459 (26.44%) Developer
2 265 (15.26%) Analyst
3 128 (7.37%) Java Developer
4 127 (7.32%) Business Analyst
5 123 (7.09%) Project Manager
6 98 (5.65%) Consultant
7 89 (5.13%) Architect
8 61 (3.51%) Full Stack Developer
9 55 (3.17%) C# Developer
10 49 (2.82%) .NET Developer
11 48 (2.76%) Data Engineer
12 46 (2.65%) Senior Developer
13 42 (2.42%) SQL Developer
14 41 (2.36%) Python Developer
15 37 (2.13%) DevOps Engineer
16 35 (2.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 35 (2.02%) Support Analyst
17 32 (1.84%) Support Engineer
18 30 (1.73%) Angular Developer
18 30 (1.73%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (8.64%) .NET
2 110 (6.34%) AngularJS
3 81 (4.67%) HTML
3 81 (4.67%) React
4 74 (4.26%) Spring
5 66 (3.80%) CSS
5 66 (3.80%) Node.js
6 57 (3.28%) Kafka
6 57 (3.28%) Web Services
7 48 (2.76%) RESTful
7 48 (2.76%) XML
8 46 (2.65%) ASP.NET
9 39 (2.25%) Middleware
10 37 (2.13%) Spring Boot
11 34 (1.96%) PySpark
12 33 (1.90%) .NET Core
12 33 (1.90%) HTML5
12 33 (1.90%) REST
13 28 (1.61%) .NET Framework
14 24 (1.38%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 103 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (4.09%) User Experience
3 64 (3.69%) Greenfield Project
4 56 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 54 (3.11%) Equities
6 45 (2.59%) Management Information System
7 40 (2.30%) Fixed Income
7 40 (2.30%) Hedge funds
8 36 (2.07%) Data Centre
9 31 (1.79%) Derivative
9 31 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (1.21%) Market Risk
11 20 (1.15%) Tandem
12 19 (1.09%) Blackberry
12 19 (1.09%) Credit Risk
13 18 (1.04%) Data Structures
13 18 (1.04%) SWIFT
14 17 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
15 14 (0.81%) Wiki
16 13 (0.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 260 (14.98%) Windows
2 131 (7.55%) Windows 10
3 119 (6.85%) Linux
4 80 (4.61%) Unix
5 62 (3.57%) Windows Server
6 48 (2.76%) Windows 7
7 17 (0.98%) Android
7 17 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (0.63%) Apple iOS
10 10 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.46%) Solaris
12 7 (0.40%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.29%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.23%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.17%) CentOS
16 2 (0.12%) Debian
17 1 (0.058%) Fedora
17 1 (0.058%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 453 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (9.85%) DevOps
3 153 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 138 (7.95%) Migration
5 134 (7.72%) Project Management
6 128 (7.37%) Microservices
7 121 (6.97%) TDD
8 110 (6.34%) Problem-Solving
9 108 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
10 100 (5.76%) Scrum
11 97 (5.59%) SDLC
12 94 (5.41%) Data Modelling
13 93 (5.36%) Analytics
14 92 (5.30%) Fintech
15 88 (5.07%) Asset Management
16 87 (5.01%) Test Automation
17 85 (4.90%) ITIL
18 71 (4.09%) Data Science
18 71 (4.09%) Information Security
19 68 (3.92%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 277 (15.96%) SQL
2 272 (15.67%) Java
3 202 (11.64%) Python
4 173 (9.97%) C#
5 144 (8.29%) JavaScript
6 93 (5.36%) PowerShell
7 64 (3.69%) TypeScript
8 39 (2.25%) T-SQL
9 37 (2.13%) C++
9 37 (2.13%) Scala
10 31 (1.79%) VBA
11 28 (1.61%) Java 8
12 24 (1.38%) Bash Shell
13 22 (1.27%) ES6
13 22 (1.27%) R
13 22 (1.27%) Ruby
14 21 (1.21%) Perl
15 14 (0.81%) Kotlin
15 14 (0.81%) VBScript
16 12 (0.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 123 (7.09%) Degree
2 40 (2.30%) Security Cleared
3 36 (2.07%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (1.32%) CISSP
5 18 (1.04%) PMP
6 17 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (0.81%) PMI Certification
8 13 (0.75%) CISM
9 11 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
10 10 (0.58%) CISA
10 10 (0.58%) PhD
11 9 (0.52%) HND
11 9 (0.52%) ISTQB
11 9 (0.52%) MCSE
11 9 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (0.46%) CCNA
12 8 (0.46%) CCNP
12 8 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.46%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (3.05%) QA
2 44 (2.53%) Data Quality
3 24 (1.38%) GDPR
3 24 (1.38%) PMO
4 13 (0.75%) IFRS
4 13 (0.75%) MiFID
5 10 (0.58%) PSD2
5 10 (0.58%) Solvency II
6 8 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.46%) NIST
6 8 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.46%) SLA
7 6 (0.35%) SEPA
8 5 (0.29%) Basel III
9 4 (0.23%) COBIT
10 3 (0.17%) EMIR
10 3 (0.17%) GAAP
10 3 (0.17%) IFRS 9
10 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 117 (6.74%) Active Directory
2 85 (4.90%) Docker
3 35 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (1.15%) XenDesktop
5 14 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (0.81%) XenApp
6 11 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.52%) HDFS
8 8 (0.46%) vSphere
9 7 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (0.40%) Xen
10 6 (0.35%) Hyper-V
11 5 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.23%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 3 (0.17%) KVM
13 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.17%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 64 (3.69%) SCCM
2 53 (3.05%) Kubernetes
3 48 (2.76%) Ansible
4 30 (1.73%) Terraform
5 25 (1.44%) Puppet
6 19 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (0.98%) Oozie
8 12 (0.69%) Hadoop YARN
8 12 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
8 12 (0.69%) Perfmon
9 10 (0.58%) AirWatch
10 9 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.46%) Nagios
12 7 (0.40%) Cobbler
13 6 (0.35%) SCOM
13 6 (0.35%) WSUS
14 5 (0.29%) Data Guard
14 5 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
14 5 (0.29%) WMI
14 5 (0.29%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 273 (15.73%) Microsoft
2 91 (5.24%) Oracle
3 60 (3.46%) VMware
4 52 (3.00%) Google
5 51 (2.94%) SAP
6 50 (2.88%) Citrix
7 42 (2.42%) Cisco
8 30 (1.73%) Splunk
9 23 (1.32%) Bloomberg
10 21 (1.21%) Tableau
11 20 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
12 18 (1.04%) Ivanti
12 18 (1.04%) ServiceNow
13 17 (0.98%) Reuters
14 15 (0.86%) HP
14 15 (0.86%) Palo Alto
15 14 (0.81%) IBM
16 13 (0.75%) iManage
16 13 (0.75%) Red Hat
16 13 (0.75%) Symantec