Period
to 3 July 2020

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 3 July 2020 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
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 688 2,110 2,300
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 25.15% 31.85% 32.56%
As % of the General category 52.88% 62.21% 59.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 1,604 1,827
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £325 £375 £352
90th Percentile £688 £688 £694
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -2.38% - +2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 28
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £19.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.21% -0.52% -16.96%
10th Percentile £19.85 £11.25 £12.68
90th Percentile £54.50 £23.55 £22.89
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +84.21% -2.56% -10.34%

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 1,301 3,392 3,836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 47.55% 51.21% 54.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 2,548 3,004
Median daily rate £524 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.24% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £333 £325
90th Percentile £688 £688 £700
Central London median daily rate £510 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -2.86% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 38 54
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +10.67% +18.67%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £61.25 £48.11 £33.53
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +75.00% +3.90% +20.39%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Finance in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Finance in the City of London

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Finance in the City of London over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Finance in the City of London

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Finance in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Finance in the City of London

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Finance in the City of London over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

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 3 July 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
Moorgate 0 6 £475 -5.00%
London Bridge -2 1 £300 -42.86%
Finance
Central London

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, 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.

1 164 (23.84%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (21.95%) Banking
3 130 (18.90%) SQL
4 103 (14.97%) Java
5 87 (12.65%) C#
6 83 (12.06%) Azure
7 82 (11.92%) Microsoft
8 79 (11.48%) Python
9 78 (11.34%) SQL Server
10 68 (9.88%) DevOps
11 63 (9.16%) .NET
12 62 (9.01%) Test Automation
13 60 (8.72%) Windows
14 58 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
15 57 (8.28%) Oracle
16 56 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
17 51 (7.41%) JavaScript
17 51 (7.41%) Analytics
17 51 (7.41%) SDLC
18 49 (7.12%) Migration
19 48 (6.98%) Microsoft Excel
20 47 (6.83%) CSS
20 47 (6.83%) Front Office
20 47 (6.83%) Microservices
21 46 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
21 46 (6.69%) AngularJS
22 45 (6.54%) Degree
22 45 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
22 45 (6.54%) Kubernetes
23 44 (6.40%) Project Management

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 18 (2.62%) Apache Spark
2 12 (1.74%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.60%) CMS
3 11 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (1.45%) Confluence
5 7 (1.02%) Apache
6 6 (0.87%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.73%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.73%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.58%) Tornado
9 3 (0.44%) IIS
9 3 (0.44%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.44%) NetWeaver
9 3 (0.44%) WordPress
10 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.29%) Mule
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.29%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 48 (6.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.16%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.87%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.58%) InDesign
7 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.44%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.44%) Sketch
9 2 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.29%) InVision
9 2 (0.29%) Zeplin
10 1 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.15%) Figma
Business Applications
1 9 (1.31%) Misys Midas
2 6 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.73%) SAP BPC
3 5 (0.73%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.44%) Infor SunSystems
4 3 (0.44%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 3 (0.44%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.29%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.29%) Loan IQ
5 2 (0.29%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.29%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 2 (0.29%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.29%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.15%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 83 (12.06%) Azure
2 42 (6.10%) AWS
3 26 (3.78%) GCP
4 21 (3.05%) Office 365
5 18 (2.62%) Power Platform
6 7 (1.02%) GitHub
7 6 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (0.87%) PaaS
8 5 (0.73%) Amazon EKS
8 5 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.73%) npm
8 5 (0.73%) OpenShift
8 5 (0.73%) Serverless
9 4 (0.58%) Google Docs
9 4 (0.58%) Route 53
9 4 (0.58%) SaaS
10 3 (0.44%) Amazon ECS
10 3 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.18%) Firewall
2 12 (1.74%) SSL
3 9 (1.31%) HTTPS
3 9 (1.31%) Intranet
3 9 (1.31%) Skype
4 7 (1.02%) Unified Communications
5 6 (0.87%) BGP
5 6 (0.87%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.73%) DNS
6 5 (0.73%) OSPF
6 5 (0.73%) SAN
7 4 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (0.58%) Network Security
7 4 (0.58%) Telepresence
7 4 (0.58%) VoIP
7 4 (0.58%) WAN
8 3 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.44%) DHCP
8 3 (0.44%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (11.34%) SQL Server
2 43 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (5.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (3.34%) Big Data
5 20 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (2.62%) Power BI
7 16 (2.33%) NoSQL
8 12 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (1.60%) Oracle Database
10 9 (1.31%) MySQL
10 9 (1.31%) Relational Database
11 8 (1.16%) Apache Hive
11 8 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (1.16%) Hadoop
12 7 (1.02%) MongoDB
12 7 (1.02%) OLAP
12 7 (1.02%) QlikView
13 6 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (0.73%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 25 (3.63%) Git (software)
1 25 (3.63%) JIRA
2 23 (3.34%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.45%) Selenium
4 9 (1.31%) TeamCity
5 8 (1.16%) Cucumber
6 6 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.73%) git-flow
8 4 (0.58%) Axure RP
8 4 (0.58%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.58%) Cypress.io
8 4 (0.58%) GitLab
8 4 (0.58%) Hudson
8 4 (0.58%) JUnit
8 4 (0.58%) ProC
8 4 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (0.58%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.44%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.44%) SpecFlow
General
1 151 (21.95%) Banking
2 47 (6.83%) Front Office
3 31 (4.51%) Financial Institution
4 21 (3.05%) Back Office
5 20 (2.91%) Public Sector
6 18 (2.62%) Investment Banking
7 17 (2.47%) Legal
7 17 (2.47%) Marketing
8 15 (2.18%) Telecoms
9 11 (1.60%) Retail
10 10 (1.45%) Law
10 10 (1.45%) Publishing
11 9 (1.31%) General Ledger
12 8 (1.16%) International Banking
12 8 (1.16%) Manufacturing
13 7 (1.02%) Electronics
14 6 (0.87%) Advertising
15 4 (0.58%) French Language
15 4 (0.58%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 207 (30.09%) Developer
2 136 (19.77%) Analyst
3 49 (7.12%) Business Analyst
4 44 (6.40%) Java Developer
4 44 (6.40%) Project Manager
5 35 (5.09%) C# Developer
6 33 (4.80%) DevOps Engineer
7 29 (4.22%) Architect
8 19 (2.76%) IT Manager
9 18 (2.62%) Consultant
9 18 (2.62%) Python Developer
10 17 (2.47%) SQL Developer
10 17 (2.47%) Technical Analyst
11 16 (2.33%) Full Stack Developer
11 16 (2.33%) Support Analyst
12 14 (2.03%) .NET Developer
12 14 (2.03%) Applications Developer
12 14 (2.03%) Financial Analyst
12 14 (2.03%) Quantitative Developer
13 13 (1.89%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (9.16%) .NET
2 47 (6.83%) CSS
3 46 (6.69%) AngularJS
4 37 (5.38%) HTML
5 33 (4.80%) React
6 31 (4.51%) REST
7 24 (3.49%) Spring
8 20 (2.91%) Web Services
9 19 (2.76%) Redux
10 17 (2.47%) ASP.NET
10 17 (2.47%) RESTful
10 17 (2.47%) WCF
11 15 (2.18%) Reactive Extensions
11 15 (2.18%) XML
12 14 (2.03%) FIX Protocol
12 14 (2.03%) Node.js
13 13 (1.89%) WinForms
14 12 (1.74%) HTML5
15 11 (1.60%) .NET Core
15 11 (1.60%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (4.22%) Fixed Income
3 25 (3.63%) Greenfield Project
4 20 (2.91%) User Experience
5 19 (2.76%) Derivative
6 18 (2.62%) Credit Risk
6 18 (2.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 17 (2.47%) Management Information System
8 15 (2.18%) Market Risk
9 14 (2.03%) Data Centre
9 14 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (1.16%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.87%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.87%) Equities
13 5 (0.73%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.73%) Replication
13 5 (0.73%) Security Operations Centre
13 5 (0.73%) Social Media
13 5 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 60 (8.72%) Windows
2 33 (4.80%) Linux
3 24 (3.49%) Windows 10
4 20 (2.91%) Unix
5 16 (2.33%) Windows 7
5 16 (2.33%) Windows Server
6 11 (1.60%) Android
7 6 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.73%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (0.58%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.29%) Debian
10 2 (0.29%) HPUX
10 2 (0.29%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.15%) AIX
11 1 (0.15%) Check Point GAiA
11 1 (0.15%) Solaris
11 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (23.84%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (9.88%) DevOps
3 62 (9.01%) Test Automation
4 58 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
5 56 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
6 51 (7.41%) Analytics
6 51 (7.41%) SDLC
7 49 (7.12%) Migration
8 47 (6.83%) Microservices
9 45 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
10 44 (6.40%) Project Management
11 37 (5.38%) Scrum
12 34 (4.94%) ETL
13 33 (4.80%) Asset Management
13 33 (4.80%) Change Management
14 30 (4.36%) Project Delivery
15 29 (4.22%) Business Analysis
16 27 (3.92%) Risk Management
16 27 (3.92%) Software Engineering
17 26 (3.78%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 130 (18.90%) SQL
2 103 (14.97%) Java
3 87 (12.65%) C#
4 79 (11.48%) Python
5 51 (7.41%) JavaScript
6 29 (4.22%) TypeScript
7 21 (3.05%) PowerShell
8 20 (2.91%) T-SQL
9 18 (2.62%) VBA
10 16 (2.33%) Scala
11 14 (2.03%) C++
12 13 (1.89%) VB.NET
13 11 (1.60%) Kotlin
13 11 (1.60%) R
14 10 (1.45%) C
14 10 (1.45%) Java 8
15 9 (1.31%) Bash Shell
16 7 (1.02%) PHP
17 6 (0.87%) Go
17 6 (0.87%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (6.54%) Degree
2 11 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (1.60%) CISSP
3 9 (1.31%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.16%) CCNP
5 7 (1.02%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.87%) CIMA
6 6 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.87%) ISEB
6 6 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.87%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.73%) ACCA
7 5 (0.73%) PMP
8 4 (0.58%) CCIE
8 4 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.58%) MCSE
9 3 (0.44%) CCA
9 3 (0.44%) CCNA
9 3 (0.44%) CISA
9 3 (0.44%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.52%) QA
2 19 (2.76%) Solvency II
3 12 (1.74%) PMO
4 10 (1.45%) GDPR
5 8 (1.16%) IFRS
6 6 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.73%) SLA
8 4 (0.58%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.58%) PSD2
8 4 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.44%) Basel III
10 2 (0.29%) EMIR
10 2 (0.29%) MiFID
11 1 (0.15%) COREP
11 1 (0.15%) FINREP
11 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.15%) SEPA
11 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 34 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 30 (4.36%) Docker
3 16 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (0.58%) vSphere
5 2 (0.29%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.29%) zsh
6 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.15%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.15%) XenApp
6 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 45 (6.54%) Kubernetes
2 38 (5.52%) Ansible
3 30 (4.36%) Terraform
4 11 (1.60%) SCCM
5 7 (1.02%) Prometheus
6 6 (0.87%) Puppet
7 5 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.58%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.44%) Control-M
9 3 (0.44%) Kibana
9 3 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.44%) Rancher
9 3 (0.44%) SCOM
9 3 (0.44%) vRealize
9 3 (0.44%) Zipkin
10 2 (0.29%) DatAdvantage
10 2 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.29%) Salt
Vendors
1 82 (11.92%) Microsoft
2 57 (8.28%) Oracle
3 32 (4.65%) Cisco
4 24 (3.49%) SAP
5 21 (3.05%) VMware
6 19 (2.76%) Google
7 15 (2.18%) Citrix
8 13 (1.89%) HP
9 11 (1.60%) Adobe
10 10 (1.45%) Splunk
10 10 (1.45%) Tableau
11 8 (1.16%) IBM
11 8 (1.16%) Sybase
12 7 (1.02%) Bloomberg
12 7 (1.02%) Cognos
12 7 (1.02%) F5
12 7 (1.02%) Red Hat
13 6 (0.87%) Cloudera
13 6 (0.87%) OpenText
14 5 (0.73%) Verint