Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 2,324 2,081 2,330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.75% 32.22% 34.18%
As % of the General category 62.07% 60.04% 63.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,826 1,666 1,920
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £360 £350 £325
90th Percentile £708 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 10 15
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £26.19 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.60% +30.95% -8.57%
10th Percentile £12.68 £11.25 £16.13
90th Percentile £22.89 £46.95 £53.50
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -18.70% +9.52% -4.00%

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 3,744 3,466 3,663
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 52.76% 53.67% 53.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,931 2,737 3,029
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £308
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 38 28
City of London median hourly rate £19.50 £15.99 £19.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.95% -17.97% -1.13%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.52 £11.10
90th Percentile £38.47 £30.07 £37.95
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.18% -17.50% -4.76%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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
Moorgate -2 12 £625 +13.64%
London Bridge -6 9 £550 +22.22%
Finance
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 654 (28.14%) Agile Software Development
2 643 (27.67%) Banking
3 466 (20.05%) Java
4 412 (17.73%) SQL
5 320 (13.77%) C#
6 258 (11.10%) Stakeholder Management
7 254 (10.93%) .NET
8 249 (10.71%) Microsoft
9 236 (10.15%) JavaScript
10 226 (9.72%) SQL Server
11 221 (9.51%) Windows
11 221 (9.51%) TDD
12 218 (9.38%) Python
12 218 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
13 202 (8.69%) Front Office
14 201 (8.65%) Project Management
15 192 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
16 187 (8.05%) Linux
17 175 (7.53%) HTML
18 170 (7.31%) Scrum
18 170 (7.31%) DevOps
19 168 (7.23%) Degree
20 164 (7.06%) Microsoft Azure
21 163 (7.01%) Oracle
22 154 (6.63%) Financial Institution
23 148 (6.37%) Investment Banking
24 144 (6.20%) AngularJS
25 143 (6.15%) Migration
26 142 (6.11%) Greenfield Project
27 137 (5.90%) Amazon AWS

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 47 (2.02%) Confluence
2 41 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
3 38 (1.64%) Apache Spark
4 34 (1.46%) SharePoint
5 31 (1.33%) WebSphere
6 30 (1.29%) CMS
7 26 (1.12%) SAS
8 21 (0.90%) Apache
9 20 (0.86%) JBoss
10 19 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
10 19 (0.82%) Skype for Business
11 16 (0.69%) MS Exchange
12 15 (0.65%) WebLogic
13 13 (0.56%) Tomcat
14 11 (0.47%) MQSeries
14 11 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 10 (0.43%) Hyperledger
15 10 (0.43%) IIS
15 10 (0.43%) Oracle Coherence
16 9 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 120 (5.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 64 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 36 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
6 18 (0.77%) Photoshop
6 18 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
8 13 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 13 (0.56%) InVision
9 8 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (0.13%) UXPin
11 2 (0.086%) InDesign
12 1 (0.043%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.043%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.043%) Revit
12 1 (0.043%) Stata
Business Applications
1 18 (0.77%) Actimize
1 18 (0.77%) ION MarketView
2 13 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
5 10 (0.43%) Distributed Ledger
5 10 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
5 10 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 9 (0.39%) R3 Corda
7 8 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 7 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (0.30%) RMDS
8 7 (0.30%) Temenos T24
9 6 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
9 6 (0.26%) thinkFolio
9 6 (0.26%) Workday HCM
10 5 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (0.22%) SAP CO
10 5 (0.22%) SAP FI
10 5 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 164 (7.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 137 (5.90%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (2.41%) Office 365
4 45 (1.94%) PaaS
5 33 (1.42%) GitHub
5 33 (1.42%) SaaS
6 32 (1.38%) IaaS
7 19 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
7 19 (0.82%) npm
8 18 (0.77%) Serverless
9 16 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 15 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
10 15 (0.65%) Amazon S3
10 15 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
11 14 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
12 13 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
12 13 (0.56%) OpenShift
12 13 (0.56%) Route 53
13 10 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 77 (3.31%) Firewall
2 36 (1.55%) HTTP
2 36 (1.55%) Internet
3 34 (1.46%) LAN
3 34 (1.46%) WAN
4 31 (1.33%) DNS
5 30 (1.29%) Network Security
6 24 (1.03%) Skype
6 24 (1.03%) SMS
7 23 (0.99%) SAN
8 22 (0.95%) DHCP
8 22 (0.95%) TCP/IP
9 19 (0.82%) FTP
10 17 (0.73%) Intranet
10 17 (0.73%) OSPF
11 16 (0.69%) Unified Communications
12 15 (0.65%) MPLS
12 15 (0.65%) Wireless
13 14 (0.60%) BGP
13 14 (0.60%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 86 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 82 (3.53%) Big Data
4 77 (3.31%) Relational Database
5 70 (3.01%) Hadoop
5 70 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 59 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 42 (1.81%) Power BI
7 42 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 40 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 39 (1.68%) MySQL
10 36 (1.55%) Apache Hive
11 34 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
11 34 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
12 32 (1.38%) Blockchain
13 30 (1.29%) MongoDB
14 27 (1.16%) Oracle Database
15 25 (1.08%) NoSQL
16 24 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
17 20 (0.86%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 118 (5.08%) Git (software)
1 118 (5.08%) Jenkins
2 112 (4.82%) JIRA
3 93 (4.00%) Maven
4 65 (2.80%) Selenium
5 45 (1.94%) TeamCity
6 44 (1.89%) Cucumber
7 37 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 36 (1.55%) Visual Studio Team System
9 33 (1.42%) SpecFlow
10 31 (1.33%) Visual Studio
11 26 (1.12%) Eclipse
11 26 (1.12%) JUnit
12 23 (0.99%) webpack
13 21 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
13 21 (0.90%) Subversion
14 15 (0.65%) Jasmine
15 13 (0.56%) Gradle
15 13 (0.56%) NUnit
16 11 (0.47%) Mockito
General
1 643 (27.67%) Banking
2 202 (8.69%) Front Office
3 154 (6.63%) Financial Institution
4 148 (6.37%) Investment Banking
5 73 (3.14%) Retail
6 60 (2.58%) Legal
7 52 (2.24%) Telecoms
8 51 (2.19%) Back Office
8 51 (2.19%) Marketing
9 48 (2.07%) Retail Banking
10 38 (1.64%) Advertising
11 23 (0.99%) Games
12 20 (0.86%) Law
13 15 (0.65%) Manufacturing
14 14 (0.60%) Electronics
14 14 (0.60%) General Ledger
15 10 (0.43%) International Banking
16 9 (0.39%) Private Banking
17 8 (0.34%) Billing
17 8 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 761 (32.75%) Developer
2 372 (16.01%) Analyst
3 203 (8.73%) Java Developer
4 169 (7.27%) Business Analyst
5 162 (6.97%) C# Developer
5 162 (6.97%) Project Manager
6 159 (6.84%) Senior Developer
7 140 (6.02%) Architect
8 93 (4.00%) .NET Developer
9 76 (3.27%) Consultant
10 62 (2.67%) C# .NET Developer
11 59 (2.54%) Senior Java Developer
12 58 (2.50%) SQL Developer
13 57 (2.45%) DevOps Engineer
13 57 (2.45%) Solutions Architect
14 49 (2.11%) Angular Developer
15 48 (2.07%) JavaScript Developer
16 47 (2.02%) Designer
16 47 (2.02%) Python Developer
17 44 (1.89%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (10.93%) .NET
2 175 (7.53%) HTML
3 144 (6.20%) AngularJS
4 114 (4.91%) REST
5 109 (4.69%) Web Services
6 107 (4.60%) CSS
7 103 (4.43%) React
8 83 (3.57%) HTML5
9 73 (3.14%) Node.js
10 71 (3.06%) RESTful
11 68 (2.93%) Spring
12 67 (2.88%) XML
13 66 (2.84%) ASP.NET Web API
14 55 (2.37%) JSON
14 55 (2.37%) WCF
15 54 (2.32%) ASP.NET
16 53 (2.28%) Kafka
17 49 (2.11%) WPF
18 46 (1.98%) FIX Protocol
19 45 (1.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 192 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
2 142 (6.11%) Greenfield Project
3 117 (5.03%) User Experience
4 116 (4.99%) Fixed Income
5 92 (3.96%) Fintech
6 85 (3.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 73 (3.14%) Management Information System
8 70 (3.01%) Derivative
9 66 (2.84%) Computer Science
9 66 (2.84%) Mobile App
10 60 (2.58%) Equities
11 58 (2.50%) Data Centre
11 58 (2.50%) Hedge funds
12 38 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
13 35 (1.51%) Algorithms
14 31 (1.33%) Reinsurance
15 29 (1.25%) Market Risk
16 27 (1.16%) Tandem
17 26 (1.12%) Credit Risk
18 23 (0.99%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 221 (9.51%) Windows
2 187 (8.05%) Linux
3 136 (5.85%) Unix
4 59 (2.54%) Windows 10
5 58 (2.50%) Windows Server
6 41 (1.76%) Windows 7
7 35 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 35 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (1.25%) Apple iOS
9 26 (1.12%) Android
10 14 (0.60%) Solaris
10 14 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (0.47%) AIX
12 7 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.26%) CentOS
13 6 (0.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 6 (0.26%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.22%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.22%) VMS
15 4 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 654 (28.14%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (11.10%) Stakeholder Management
3 221 (9.51%) TDD
4 218 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
5 201 (8.65%) Project Management
6 170 (7.31%) DevOps
6 170 (7.31%) Scrum
7 143 (6.15%) Migration
8 125 (5.38%) OO
9 120 (5.16%) Business Intelligence
10 118 (5.08%) Asset Management
11 115 (4.95%) Business Analysis
12 114 (4.91%) SDLC
13 113 (4.86%) Change Management
14 111 (4.78%) Analytics
15 108 (4.65%) ITIL
15 108 (4.65%) Waterfall
16 104 (4.48%) Test Automation
17 97 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
18 91 (3.92%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 466 (20.05%) Java
2 412 (17.73%) SQL
3 320 (13.77%) C#
4 236 (10.15%) JavaScript
5 218 (9.38%) Python
6 118 (5.08%) Java 8
7 69 (2.97%) PowerShell
8 50 (2.15%) VBA
9 47 (2.02%) C++
10 45 (1.94%) T-SQL
11 42 (1.81%) R
12 39 (1.68%) Ruby
12 39 (1.68%) Scala
13 38 (1.64%) C
14 36 (1.55%) TypeScript
15 29 (1.25%) Perl
16 28 (1.20%) PL/SQL
17 27 (1.16%) ES6
18 26 (1.12%) Bash Shell
19 21 (0.90%) Go
Qualifications
1 168 (7.23%) Degree
2 47 (2.02%) CISSP
3 40 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (1.08%) CISM
5 25 (1.08%) PMI Certification
6 24 (1.03%) PMP
6 24 (1.03%) Security Cleared
7 23 (0.99%) CCNP
7 23 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (0.82%) MCSE
8 19 (0.82%) SC Cleared
9 18 (0.77%) CISA
10 16 (0.69%) CCNA
11 15 (0.65%) ISEB
12 14 (0.60%) CCIE
13 13 (0.56%) ISTQB
13 13 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 12 (0.52%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (3.92%) QA
2 45 (1.94%) PMO
3 40 (1.72%) GDPR
4 23 (0.99%) SLA
5 18 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (0.73%) MiFID
7 16 (0.69%) PSD2
8 15 (0.65%) Data Quality
9 13 (0.56%) Solvency II
10 12 (0.52%) IFRS
11 11 (0.47%) COBIT
12 7 (0.30%) SEPA
13 6 (0.26%) ISO 20022
13 6 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (0.22%) HIPAA
15 4 (0.17%) COREP
15 4 (0.17%) GCP
15 4 (0.17%) IFRS 9
15 4 (0.17%) ISO 8583
16 3 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 89 (3.83%) Active Directory
2 72 (3.10%) Docker
3 43 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
6 14 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (0.60%) XenDesktop
7 13 (0.56%) XenApp
8 10 (0.43%) HDFS
9 9 (0.39%) vSphere
10 7 (0.30%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 6 (0.26%) Apache Flume
12 5 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.22%) ProxySG
12 5 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.17%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.17%) Hyper-V
13 4 (0.17%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.17%) Xen
14 3 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 58 (2.50%) Ansible
2 51 (2.19%) Kubernetes
3 41 (1.76%) SCCM
4 37 (1.59%) Puppet
5 34 (1.46%) Terraform
6 21 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
8 8 (0.34%) Control-M
8 8 (0.34%) Sysdig
9 7 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
9 7 (0.30%) HP ALM
10 6 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (0.26%) Kibana
10 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.22%) AirWatch
11 5 (0.22%) Data Guard
11 5 (0.22%) EMC VPLEX
11 5 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.22%) SCOM
11 5 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 249 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 163 (7.01%) Oracle
3 71 (3.06%) SAP
4 70 (3.01%) Cisco
5 64 (2.75%) Citrix
6 56 (2.41%) VMware
7 47 (2.02%) Splunk
8 43 (1.85%) IBM
9 38 (1.64%) Red Hat
10 36 (1.55%) Bloomberg
10 36 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
11 34 (1.46%) Tableau
12 32 (1.38%) TIBCO
13 29 (1.25%) Reuters
14 27 (1.16%) Adobe
14 27 (1.16%) Sybase
15 25 (1.08%) Google
16 24 (1.03%) EMC
17 22 (0.95%) F5
17 22 (0.95%) McAfee