Period
to 25 July 2021

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 25 July 2021 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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 2 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 976 623 2,088
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 28.91% 25.70% 31.68%
As % of the General category 47.66% 43.60% 52.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 444 1,595
10th Percentile £408 £335 £375
25th Percentile £500 £422 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - -
75th Percentile £688 £613 £625
90th Percentile £750 £695 £688
Central London median daily rate £575 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +9.52% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 16
Median hourly rate £8.00 £26.81 £15.08
Median % change year-on-year -70.16% +77.77% -19.36%
Central London median hourly rate £14.47 £26.81 £19.00
% change year-on-year -46.04% +41.09% +1.60%

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 2,048 1,429 3,961
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 60.66% 58.95% 60.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,466 1,018 3,036
10th Percentile £363 £306 £317
25th Percentile £463 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £555 £510 £525
Median % change year-on-year +8.82% -2.86% -
75th Percentile £675 £605 £605
90th Percentile £738 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 34 51
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £13.69 £14.09 £12.87
Median hourly rate £23.23 £21.37 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year +8.69% +9.58% +4.28%
75th Percentile £32.55 £38.66 £24.47
90th Percentile £37.75 £46.54 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £23.37 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.85% +16.84% +6.95%

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 25 July 2021.

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 25 July 2021.

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 25 July 2021. 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 - 7 £600 -
Finance
Central London

For the 6 months to 25 July 2021, 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.

1 276 (28.28%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (23.26%) Social Skills
3 223 (22.85%) Banking
4 182 (18.65%) SQL
5 161 (16.50%) Azure
6 130 (13.32%) Java
7 125 (12.81%) Project Management
8 122 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 114 (11.68%) Python
10 110 (11.27%) Problem-Solving
11 104 (10.66%) Degree
12 99 (10.14%) DevOps
13 98 (10.04%) Stakeholder Management
14 94 (9.63%) Analytics
15 92 (9.43%) Asset Management
16 84 (8.61%) AWS
16 84 (8.61%) Microservices
17 78 (7.99%) Investment Banking
18 77 (7.89%) Data Analysis
18 77 (7.89%) Migration
18 77 (7.89%) Front Office
19 73 (7.48%) Business Analysis
19 73 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
20 72 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
21 69 (7.07%) Microsoft Excel
21 69 (7.07%) Fixed Income
21 69 (7.07%) SDLC
22 68 (6.97%) .NET
22 68 (6.97%) Microsoft 365
23 66 (6.76%) Windows

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 23 (2.36%) Apache Spark
2 21 (2.15%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.84%) Jupyter
4 13 (1.33%) MS Exchange
5 12 (1.23%) Skype for Business
6 11 (1.13%) nginx
7 9 (0.92%) Confluence
8 7 (0.72%) CMS
8 7 (0.72%) IIS
9 6 (0.61%) Apache
10 5 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
12 3 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.31%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.31%) Red Hat Fuse
12 3 (0.31%) SAS
12 3 (0.31%) Tornado
12 3 (0.31%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.20%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 69 (7.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (3.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 35 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
4 21 (2.15%) Microsoft Project
5 20 (2.05%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.31%) Sketch
6 3 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 4 (0.41%) Eikon
1 4 (0.41%) Oracle FAH
1 4 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 4 (0.41%) SAP HR
1 4 (0.41%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.31%) Cloudability
2 3 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.31%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.31%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (0.31%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 3 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.20%) CA PPM
3 2 (0.20%) FLEXCUBE
3 2 (0.20%) HFM
3 2 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.20%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (0.20%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 161 (16.50%) Azure
2 84 (8.61%) AWS
3 68 (6.97%) Microsoft 365
4 43 (4.41%) Power Platform
5 25 (2.56%) GCP
6 19 (1.95%) IaaS
7 15 (1.54%) PaaS
8 12 (1.23%) Power Automate
9 11 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (1.13%) Azure Data Factory
10 10 (1.02%) PowerApps
10 10 (1.02%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 9 (0.92%) Serverless
12 8 (0.82%) SaaS
13 7 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.72%) GitHub
14 6 (0.61%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.51%) Amazon Kinesis
15 5 (0.51%) Azure Logic Apps
16 4 (0.41%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 40 (4.10%) DNS
2 28 (2.87%) Firewall
3 20 (2.05%) Unified Communications
4 18 (1.84%) Internet
4 18 (1.84%) WAN
5 16 (1.64%) DHCP
6 14 (1.43%) LAN
6 14 (1.43%) Skype
7 11 (1.13%) TCP/IP
8 10 (1.02%) Ethernet
8 10 (1.02%) SAN
9 9 (0.92%) HTTP
9 9 (0.92%) MPLS
9 9 (0.92%) Network Security
10 7 (0.72%) NAS
10 7 (0.72%) WebEx
11 6 (0.61%) VPN
12 5 (0.51%) FTP
12 5 (0.51%) NetScaler
13 4 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
2 57 (5.84%) SQL Server
3 41 (4.20%) Power BI
4 31 (3.18%) Big Data
5 29 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 26 (2.66%) Tableau
7 21 (2.15%) QlikView
8 18 (1.84%) Tableau Desktop
8 18 (1.84%) Tableau Server
9 15 (1.54%) Data Lake
10 14 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (1.23%) DB2
11 12 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (1.02%) Relational Database
13 9 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
13 9 (0.92%) MongoDB
13 9 (0.92%) NoSQL
14 8 (0.82%) Apache Hive
14 8 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 58 (5.94%) Git (software)
2 34 (3.48%) JIRA
3 25 (2.56%) Jenkins
4 18 (1.84%) Octopus Deploy
5 16 (1.64%) Visual Studio
6 10 (1.02%) Maven
7 9 (0.92%) Subversion
7 9 (0.92%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.51%) GitLab
9 4 (0.41%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.31%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.31%) Hudson
10 3 (0.31%) JUnit
10 3 (0.31%) Selenium
10 3 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.20%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.20%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.20%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.20%) SpecFlow
General
1 227 (23.26%) Social Skills
2 223 (22.85%) Banking
3 78 (7.99%) Investment Banking
4 77 (7.89%) Front Office
5 73 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
6 55 (5.64%) Financial Institution
7 47 (4.82%) Legal
7 47 (4.82%) Marketing
8 32 (3.28%) Influencing Skills
9 31 (3.18%) Presentation Skills
10 22 (2.25%) Documentation Skills
11 18 (1.84%) Public Sector
12 17 (1.74%) Retail
13 10 (1.02%) General Ledger
13 10 (1.02%) International Banking
13 10 (1.02%) Telecoms
14 9 (0.92%) Billing
15 8 (0.82%) Organisational Skills
16 5 (0.51%) Back Office
16 5 (0.51%) Law
Job Titles
1 257 (26.33%) Developer
2 216 (22.13%) Analyst
3 130 (13.32%) Business Analyst
4 97 (9.94%) Project Manager
5 88 (9.02%) Java Developer
6 65 (6.66%) Architect
7 32 (3.28%) Python Developer
8 30 (3.07%) Consultant
9 29 (2.97%) Data Engineer
10 27 (2.77%) C# Developer
11 24 (2.46%) Asset Management Analyst
12 22 (2.25%) IT Manager
12 22 (2.25%) Solutions Architect
13 21 (2.15%) Risk Analyst
14 19 (1.95%) Asset Management Business Analyst
14 19 (1.95%) Data Scientist
14 19 (1.95%) IT Analyst
14 19 (1.95%) Project Analyst
14 19 (1.95%) Support Analyst
15 18 (1.84%) Qualitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (6.97%) .NET
2 48 (4.92%) Spring
3 42 (4.30%) AngularJS
4 36 (3.69%) React
5 30 (3.07%) Kafka
6 25 (2.56%) HTML
7 23 (2.36%) Spring Boot
8 19 (1.95%) Web Services
9 18 (1.84%) RESTful
9 18 (1.84%) Shiny
10 17 (1.74%) CSS
10 17 (1.74%) D3.js
10 17 (1.74%) Middleware
10 17 (1.74%) REST
11 16 (1.64%) Node.js
11 16 (1.64%) XML
12 14 (1.43%) Flask
13 9 (0.92%) PySpark
14 8 (0.82%) .NET Core
14 8 (0.82%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 69 (7.07%) Fixed Income
2 62 (6.35%) Management Information System
3 46 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
4 41 (4.20%) Derivative
5 39 (4.00%) Tandem
6 33 (3.38%) Market Risk
7 31 (3.18%) Credit Risk
8 30 (3.07%) Greenfield Project
9 27 (2.77%) User Experience
10 24 (2.46%) Algorithms
10 24 (2.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 19 (1.95%) Data Structures
11 19 (1.95%) Social Media
12 18 (1.84%) Equities
13 16 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
14 15 (1.54%) Hedge funds
15 14 (1.43%) Cloud Native
15 14 (1.43%) Data Centre
16 13 (1.33%) Reinsurance
16 13 (1.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 66 (6.76%) Windows
2 40 (4.10%) Linux
3 33 (3.38%) Unix
4 22 (2.25%) Windows Server
5 21 (2.15%) Windows 10
6 12 (1.23%) Windows 7
7 8 (0.82%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.51%) Android
10 4 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.10%) VMS
12 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (28.28%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (12.81%) Project Management
3 110 (11.27%) Problem-Solving
4 99 (10.14%) DevOps
5 98 (10.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 94 (9.63%) Analytics
7 92 (9.43%) Asset Management
8 84 (8.61%) Microservices
9 77 (7.89%) Data Analysis
9 77 (7.89%) Migration
10 73 (7.48%) Business Analysis
11 72 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
12 69 (7.07%) SDLC
13 61 (6.25%) Change Management
14 58 (5.94%) Risk Management
15 54 (5.53%) Project Delivery
15 54 (5.53%) Visualisation
16 53 (5.43%) TDD
17 52 (5.33%) Continuous Improvement
18 51 (5.23%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 182 (18.65%) SQL
2 130 (13.32%) Java
3 114 (11.68%) Python
4 65 (6.66%) C#
5 37 (3.79%) PowerShell
6 36 (3.69%) VBA
7 34 (3.48%) C++
8 31 (3.18%) JavaScript
9 29 (2.97%) R
9 29 (2.97%) TypeScript
10 28 (2.87%) Scala
11 18 (1.84%) T-SQL
12 13 (1.33%) Java 8
13 9 (0.92%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.61%) Kotlin
14 6 (0.61%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 5 (0.51%) VB
15 5 (0.51%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 104 (10.66%) Degree
2 21 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (1.54%) PMP
4 13 (1.33%) Security Cleared
5 11 (1.13%) CISSP
5 11 (1.13%) PhD
5 11 (1.13%) PMI Certification
5 11 (1.13%) SC Cleared
6 9 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.72%) ACCA
9 6 (0.61%) CISM
9 6 (0.61%) GIAC
10 5 (0.51%) MCSE
10 5 (0.51%) TOGAF Certification
11 4 (0.41%) CISA
11 4 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.31%) CIMA
12 3 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.79%) QA
2 30 (3.07%) GDPR
3 27 (2.77%) PMO
4 15 (1.54%) Data Quality
5 13 (1.33%) IFRS
6 12 (1.23%) SLA
7 11 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (1.02%) NIST
8 10 (1.02%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.61%) GRC
10 5 (0.51%) COBIT
10 5 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.41%) GAAP
12 3 (0.31%) Accessibility
12 3 (0.31%) COREP
12 3 (0.31%) Solvency II
12 3 (0.31%) UCITS
13 2 (0.20%) ISO 20022
13 2 (0.20%) MiFID
14 1 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 48 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 47 (4.82%) Docker
3 17 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.82%) XenApp
5 8 (0.82%) XenDesktop
6 7 (0.72%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.51%) PowerHA
8 5 (0.51%) vSphere
9 3 (0.31%) Platform Symphony
9 3 (0.31%) Snort
10 2 (0.20%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.10%) HDFS
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.10%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.10%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 58 (5.94%) Kubernetes
2 20 (2.05%) SCCM
3 12 (1.23%) Terraform
4 10 (1.02%) Ansible
4 10 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.31%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 2 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.20%) Istio
7 2 (0.20%) Nessus
7 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.20%) Puppet
7 2 (0.20%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.10%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.10%) Control-M
8 1 (0.10%) Netcool
8 1 (0.10%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.10%) Oozie
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 122 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 57 (5.84%) Oracle
3 53 (5.43%) Salesforce.com
4 24 (2.46%) SAP
4 24 (2.46%) VMware
5 22 (2.25%) Alteryx
5 22 (2.25%) Citrix
6 17 (1.74%) Cisco
6 17 (1.74%) Google
7 13 (1.33%) Bloomberg
7 13 (1.33%) CheckPoint
8 11 (1.13%) IBM
9 9 (0.92%) Databricks
9 9 (0.92%) Sonus
10 8 (0.82%) ServiceNow
11 7 (0.72%) Cloudera
11 7 (0.72%) EMC
11 7 (0.72%) Hortonworks
11 7 (0.72%) Murex
11 7 (0.72%) Splunk